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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1939 



No. 1 



Williams A. C. 
Grants 76 Men 
Sports Awards 

Varsity Wrestlers Gain 
Major Letters; Minor 
'W's' Go to Thirty-eight 



Licklider Calls Coming Cap & Bells Play 
'Spectacle of the Human Soul at Bay' 

'An Enemy of the People' Praised as Interesting 
Example of the 'Three Dramatic Keyboards' 



F.W. Victor Honored 



Tangible recognition of their efforts 
came to seventy-six Williams participants 
in intercollegiate winter sports Friday 
afternoon when the Athletic Council met 
to award major and minor letters and 
numerals. At the same meeting it was 
announced that the Council would send 
grapplers Harvey I. Potter '40 and John 
A. Earle '41, who were undefeated in dual 
meets this year, to the National tourna- 
ment at Franklin and Marshall College, 
but because of a complicated hour exam 
schedule neither will be able to go. 

The Council awarded athletes and 
managers a' total pf twenty-four major 
letters. Of these, ten were granted to 
members of the varsity basketball team, 
while nine went to the men who comprised 
the undefeated Little Three champion 
wrestling outfit. In addition, the managers 
and assistant managers of these two 
sports won their major W's, and Frederick 
W. Victor of the winter track team was 
awarded the other major letter with a 
stripe in recognition of his third place in 
the 60-yard dash at the recent IC4A meet 
in Madison Square Garden. 

Minor W's were given to thirty-eight 
men, with twenty going to hockey men, 
and manager, while fencers won a total of 
teven letters. In adciition, Thomas R. Cox 
'40 was awarded minor letter for his 
activities as intramural manager. 

Forty-nine men active in freshman 

ii.ici »port.^-tai7ipiMpro-Tvcn ;ctc ef num- 
erals for their efforts. Fifteen went to 
members of the yearling hockey team, 
while the freshman basketball outfit 
earned a total of ten numerals. 

The list of those who won their major 
awards in basketball includes Captain 
Buddington, Carroll, Ganley, King, Scay, 
and Wayne, manager '39; Duncan, 
assistant manager. Pollock, Rothschild, 
and Schriber, '40; Bush and McNally, '41. 

Major letters went to the following 
Conttnued on S«coiid Fag*) 



Eph Swimmers 
Cain 2nd Place, 
Trailing Brown 

Bruins Amass 42 Points 
in New England Meet 
to 22i for WiUiams; 
Amherst Places Third 



Brown and Williams kept faith with 
the prophets by taking first and second 
respectively in the New England Inter- 
collegiate Swimming Association cham- 
pionships held at Wesleyan Friday and 
Saturday. Piling up 42 points, the Bruins 
proved to be the class of the meet for the 
eighth straight year as the Ephmen com- 
(iiled 22-} points, and Amherst, Springfield, 
Bowdoin, and Wesleyan trailed in that 
Order. 

As in the Amherst meet, Williams' three 
seniors provided the punch that carried 
the Purple to second place. Art Rice and 
Ken Mitchell paced the medley relay 
combination that turned in the fastest 
time in the trials with Arnie Behrer as 
anchor man. In the finals the trio pushed 
Brown to a new meet record of 3:05.8 
before dropping the race by two yards. 

Rice took second in the backstroke, los- 
ing to Willcox of the Bruins in the fast 
time of 1:42.4 while Dave Benson tied for 
third with Fisher of Bowdoin. Mitchell 
had a similar experience with Soltysiak, 
finishing second to the Brown junior in 
both the trials and final races. Dan 
Whiteley also took seoond place points for 
the Ephmen when he dropped the dives 
to Witibfl, who is the eighth Brown mtin in 
< row to hold the New England dive crown. 
thin outdsTc his opponent fai the prtf* 



{This is the first in a series of three 
articles by members of the faculty on Cup & 
Bells' forthcoming production, An Enemy 
of the People, March 20 and 21). 
By Albert H. Licklider 
J. Leiand Miller Professor of American 

History, Literature, and Eloquence. 

In one of his brilliant reviews of a 
modern play, Desmond McCarthy, the 
distinguished English dramatic critic, 
points out that the most essential qualifi- 
cation for a playwright who hopes for 
success in the serious drama of to-da\' is 
his ability to play simultaneously upon 
"three keyboards"; first, that of action 
and character, whereon he presents the 
interplay of human motives and cross- 
urposes that produces what we call a 
"plot"; secondly, the keyboard of the 
theme, the development of the idea so 
essential to a serious modern play; thirdly, 
and most important of all, the keyboard of 
the dramatist's own sense of life, from 
which the audience derives the emotional 
satisfaction of thinking and feeling in 
experience with him, of being identified 



with that hidden stream of life which flows 
beneath the, surface of mere events. Mr. 
McCarthx' does not point out, because, of 
cgUrse, every student of modern drama is 
4rfare of it, the fact that Henrik Ibsen's 
social dramas of the eighties and nineties 
not only brilliantly employed this poly- 
phonic technique, but definitely establish- 
ed it as the norm for all important modern 
social drama. 

'Watch. Wait, Weep' 
An Enemy of the People is, perhaps, one 
of the most interesting and convincing 
e.xamples of this method. Ibsen's per- 
formance on the "first keyboard" is a 
classic example of sheer virtuosity. He 
does not hesitate to utilize all his know- 
ledge of the well-made play, derived from 
\ears of direction of the theater at Bergen 
and Oslo, when "good theater" ruled the 
roost, and he follows literally the advice 
of that wise French playwright who de- 
clared that the whole art of dramatic 
composition could be summed up in three 
rules: "Make 'em watch, make 'em wait, 
(Continued on TUid Fags) 



Sebring Chosen 
To Manage 1941 
Basketball Unit 

Smith, Blauvelt, Twichell, 
and Dodge Will Handle 
Hockey, Fencing, Squash, 
and Wrestling Outfits 



Squashmen Hand Jeffs 
4-1 Defeat to Deadlock 
For Little Three Title 



William M. Sebring, Jr., '41 of Bronx- 
ville, N. Y., will be assistant varsity 
basketball manager next year as the result 
of his work in the recent two-month 
competition, according to an announce- 
ment made Friday afternoon by the 
Williams Athletic Council. P. Wood- 
bury Smith, Eric Dodge, Robert Blauvelt, 
and David C. Twichell, also of the soph- 
omore class were appointed assistant 
managers of varsity hockey, wrestling, 
fencing, and squash, respectively, at the 
same meeting. All the new appointees will 
become full-fledged managers in 1940-41. 

Raymond C. Martin and John W. 
Vorys won managerial posts for next 
year's freehman wrestling and basketball 
outfits. Martin gaining second in the 
varsity wrestling competition, and Vorys 
a third in basketball. The Athletic 
Council has yet to decide who the assistant 
manager of the swimming team for next 
year will be. 

Freshman numerals were awarded to 
Roscoe C. DuMond and Harry N. Gifford 

(ConUnuad on Thlld t*g») 



Williams came, saw, and conquered in 
squash down at Amherst Saturday when 
she emerged 4-1 victors over the .Sab- 
rinas, and in so doing pulled their season 
average up to .500 and threw Little 
Three honors into a three-way deadlock. 
Pete Shonk, playing number one for the 
Ephmen, had the toughest time of it, 

W-^"''^'' -■•' - Captain Henry Poor 

Shonk went one down in the first game, 
took the next two, only to have Poor 
rally to win the fourth and run up a lead 
in the deciding one before Shonk rallied 
to come out on top. Jim Stanton did not 
have as much difficulty in disposing of 
Plimpton in four games, but captain Dick 
Ely had to come from two behind to 
capture the last three games and the 
match. 

Johnny Coleman of the Sabrinas dupli- 
cated Ely's performance in his tilt with 
Joe Bowcn, and, after losing the first two, 
took the last three to chalk up the only 
Amherst point of the afternoon. Ted 
Overton added the last Purple tally with 
a straight set conquest of Kelly. 

The summary: Shonk (W) defeated 
Poor 15-18, 15-10, 15-10, 12-15, 18-16; 
Stanton (W) defeated Plimpton 15-10, 
6-15, 15-13, 15-13; Ely (W) defeated 
Umar 17-18, 6-15, 15-10, 16-14, 15-11; 
Coleman (A) defeated Bowen 10-15, 15-17, 
15-12, 15-9, 18-17; Overton (W) defeated 
Kelly 15-11, 15-7, 15-8. 



Zimbalist to Play Popular 
Concerto by Mendelssohn 



Beethoven Hi» Favorite 




World-renowned Violinist, 
Student of Auer, Will 
Perform Two of Own 
Compositions Thursday 



Efrem Zicnbalist, conceit violinist, com- 
poser, and conducter, who will make his 
second Williamstown appearance Thurs- 
day. 



Author Warns 
Of Capitalistic 
Threats Today 

Levris Corey, Economist, 
Tells Jesup Gathering 
of Economic Weakness 
Endangering Democracy 



By Talcott Stanley '40 
Thu-.sday evening will mark another 
step in the musical education of Williams 
College when Efrem Zimbalist, Kussian- 
boni and internationally-known violinist, 
preiients a program in Chapin Hall at 
8:3fc p.m., including the famous Mendels- 
sohn E minor Concerto and two of his 
own compositions. One of the three most 
celebrated pupils of Leopold Auer, along 
with Micha Elman and Heilitz, iliml alist 
has won enthusiastic applause from New 
^'ork to Tokio ever since his American 
debut with the Boston Symphony Or- 
chestra in 1911. 



PROGRAM 

1 
Ciaccona V'itali 

Romance in G major Beethoven 

Variations on a Theme of Mozart 

Scalero 
II 
Concerto in E minor. Opus 64 

Mendelssohn 
Allegro molto appassionato 
-Andante 

.\llegro molto vivace ' 

111 
Melody Kubenstein-Zimbalist 

Hora Spiccato (.regory Stone 

Tengo Zimbalist 

(jypsy Airs Sarasate 



Schumuwv's 'Europe on the Eve' Attributes 
Ruin of Civilization to Tory -Nazi Entente 



By Eugene E. Beyer '41 



Monday, March 13 — "Here is told a 
story so shocking it is hard to believe — the 
story of how the rulers and diplomats of 
Europe are destroying civilization," is the 
publisher's striking description of Europe 
on the Eve, latest book of Frederick L. 
Schuman, Woodrow Wilson Professor of 
Government, which was officially released 
from the presses today. The volume deals 
with Fascist aggrandizement and demo- 
cratic defeatism since 1933, when Hitler 
commenced his rise to power. 

Presenting a general diplomatic history 
from 1933-39, each chapter deals With a 
major diplomatic crisis in the last six 
years beginning with the collapse of the 
Disarmament Conference, then going on 
to the struggle over Austria, and Germafi 
rtpudiation of the military clauses of 
Versailles. The author takes up such 
events aa negotiation of the France 
Soviet Pact, the Anglo-German naval 
agreement, the conquest of Ethiopia) 
rtpudiation of Locarno, the SfSafliih civil 
War, the eiid ct Austria, the peace ot 
Munich, and ChaMb«rlailk'« Visit to Rom« 
Ilk the middit «f January. 

When ukei vhutke ktyfiote tA tMtopt 
M (Ae £w Waa, PfofeMtfr ichoman replied 



that "th^ book indicates from a detailed 
examination of the record that the Tory 
leaders of Britian and most of the premiers 
and foreign ministers of France for the 
last six years have been secretly but 
actively cooperating with Mussolini and 
Hitler to bring about constant enhance- 
ment of Fascist power." This fact is further 
borne out by recent developments in 
Spain, and is a constant factor in the 
situation which most Americans have over- 
looked, added the author. 

Dadicatad to Studanta 

The idea for the book was conceived at 
the University of Chicago in 1935-36, When 
Dr. Schuman contemplated making a 
research into the political, strategic, and 
psychological aspects of diplomatic criaea. 
Material was gathered partly through 
teaching, specific study, and travel abroad, 
while writing wa« begun last June at 
Harvard Sulhmer School and completed in 
Williaiiistown in January of this year. 

Thik Work, which ia Mr. Schaman'a 
seventh, is dedicated to his atudenta, and' 
covera some of the material which ia dOn- 
tained in hii Politkal Scicnsc 3-4 course. 
Published by Alfred A. Knopf and tdUni 



"Democracy is in danger, peace is in 
danger, progress is in danger, because of 
the inability of capitalism to solve its 
economic ; roblem,"" explained Lewis 
Corey, eminent economic historian, in a 
speech on "Must Modern Civilization 
Decay?" Sunday evening in Jesup Hall. 
This economic crisis results from the 
limitation of productive forces and the 
inability to invest capital in new profitable 
enterprises, resulting in the piling up of 
■iurp' profits and decrease of expansion. 

"We cannot defend democracy in a 
negative fashion, nor can we defend it by 
going to war with Fascism," declared the 
speaker, "but we can defend it by tackling 
the danger that develops within the de- 
mocracy itself." This would necessitate 
a reorganization of our modern economic 
society capable of solving such pressing 
economic problems in the world as un- 
employment. 

Mr. Corey described Chamberlain's 
(ConUaiMd <m TUid P<4*) 



In the realm of music, Zimbalist's 
career is nothing Short of miraculous. 

violinist in a Russian grand opera oTi- 
chestra and in 1903 entered the Imperial 
Conservatory in Petrograd, studying under 
.^ue^. After winning the coveted Ruben- 
stein scholarship of 12,000 rubles, his fame 
on the continent grew rapidly. 

In recent years he has also turned to 
composing and conducting, appearing in 
the latter capacity when he directed a 
performance of Tschaikowsky's opera, 
"Eugen Oneigin." His compositions in- 
(Conlinuad on Fourth Pag*} 



Radiorators Discuss 
1940 Labor Chances 



Altman, Brooks, Burns '39 
Agree Electoral Hopes 
Depend on Democrats 



M. Brown Takei First 
In Downhill and Slalom 
Races for Paltnedo Cup 

Active competition for the coveted 
Palmedo TrOphy was resumed Friday and 
Saturday wl^n Martih Brown raced to 
victory in both the downhill and slalom 
events, which were ruii on the Thunder- 
bolt and Bromley Mountain trails. Al- 
though the tow has been dismantled, it 
was hoped that the jumping event would 
be held early this week to conclude the 
meet. 

In the downhill run Friday, ReeS Harris, 
who has turned in the best all-arouitd ski- 
ing record this winter, fell near the end of 
the trail, fracturing his leg. He was taken 
down in th6 first-aid toboggan, and after 
an X-ray in the infirmary, was sent to 
New York City in an ambulance. This wasthe 
first accident suffered by a member of the 
team this year. 

Un|e*s he does extremely poorly in the 
jumping, Martin Brown cannot lose the 
ttophy, having won all three event* thus 
fat. Brent Brown, who took a fourth in 
the downhill and second in the klaktm, 
and Phil Cole with a sveond in the down- 
hlH and third in the riahim, art evenly 
matched for teBand f4aae. Johnny Ward' 
wall, Bill Egalfaoff, and Bcu Schneider, 
have Only competed in efie sr two of the 
three events to date. 



Delayed at the post for four minutes 
by a Pittslield church service, the Williams 
Student Radio Council's second round 
table program made up for lost time with 
a vengeance Sunday morning over station 
WBRK, with Drs. Orven R. Altman and 
Robert R. R. Brooks, and James M. 
Burns '39 in the drivers' seats. The chances 
for a strong Labor party in the 1940 elec- 
tions was the topic of discussion during thi 
ll:3O-12K)0 broadcast. 

On the conflict within the Democratk: 
party between the conservative element 
and the liberal New Deal faction rests the 
fate of a strong Labor party in 1940, the 
speakers agreed. Should the conservatives 
win. Burns declared, "then Labor must 
Strike out for itself," but if the liberals 
triumph, "Labor's only path is one of 
alignment with the New Deal«-«," he 
coficluded. 
Brooks Adviaaa Iioeal ConoantXation 

Professor Brooks enlarged upon this 
theme, declaring that he would advise 
Labor to concentrate on local elections in 
the coming campaign, since "it wilt be a 
long time before the American Labor 
Party can hope to present a presidetrtidt 
nominee who has a gma chance of win- 
ning." Dr. Altman added that in his mind 
the United States waa essentially a two- 
party country, and that therefore LabM's 
wisest move would be to join force* wUb 
one of the two major partiea. 

Buma started the vofaal ball rolling hf 
tradng briefly the gradaal rise «( labo* 
ef|Hiicati«a in the United States twm 

•alaa 



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DEDICATION 

With tlii.s Lssue tlie 1940 board of editors takes over the task of guid- 
ing TiiK Rkcoui) through the thirty-fourth year of its existence— we take 
up tiiat task not, i)erha|)s, with full confidence, but at least with un- 
bounded entiuisia.sin. Tiie retiring board has left us a healthy and thriving 
organization; for tiuit we are grateful. It has set a high standard of ex- 
cellence; of tliat we are covetous. 

We have no far-flung or elaborate program for an editorial policy. 
In the treatment of news we intend to make Tuk Recokd both accurate 
and interesting. We fully realize the handicaps facing the small college 
paper which can appear but twice a week, yet we hope to make this 
fifty-third volume more a newspaper with news to present than a mere 
organ for recording pa.st events. 

In these editorial columns the obvious and guiding principle must be 
to support vigorously that which we feel is good for Williams and just as 
vigorously oppose that which we feel is bad for Williams. More specifically 
we are concerned with making The Recokd an instrument in the liberal 
education Williams seeks to give. We believe that a liberal education is 
both a challenge to and a training in penetrating thinking, and should 
prepare the mind to evaluate the forces surrounding it with vigor and 
economy. The undergraduate newspaper can and should make itself 
an instrument of this education by challenging and stimulating student 
thought to a consideration of the problems of life particularly in the college 
community. The more that The Recoud can turn undergraduate thought 
here to the problems of the Williams community the better the chances 
are that Williams graduates will have been trained to be contributive 
citizens. 

Americans have generally agreed that one of their big jobs is to 
preserve their democracy in a hostile, complex world. The la.sting success 
of a democracy depends on the concern of all citizens in the affairs of 
community and nation; it depends on evei-y citizen's devoting vigorous 
thousihl and ("iistructive action to common problems. The business of 
goveiimieiit and national life cannot indefinitely be left up to a small 
group. In the Williams community it is a dangerously small group 
wnich stirs itself to participate fully in our intellectual and social, 
academic and extra-curricular life. The great mass and force of the under- 
graduate body only occasionally stirs to life. 

We hope to do some stirring. If we do not solve — we may at least 
throw out foi' chewing such problem.s — bones as the campus fire hazards, 
undergraduatti waste of educational opportunity, the need for further 
adjustments in the curriculum and extra-curriculum, and the apparent 
ajviiKetie reluctance of the fraternities to encourage intellectual -interest 
ahd endeavour. 

Thus do we dedicate the fifty-third volume of The Rfcoud to the 
service of Williams and the far-of! goals of its liberal education. We realize 
that we are taking up a large task with the vulnerable enthusiasm and 
idealism of beginners. But if at the end of another year we have just once 
stirred the entire undcigraduate body to take a vigorous look at one of its 
problems, we shall feel every effort rewarded. 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY, MARCH 13 

12:00 m. — Dr. Paul H. Fall, associate 
professor of chemistry, will lead the 
daily chapel services today through 
Wednesday. Thompson Memorial 
Chapel. 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 

4:00 p.m. — The Round Table presents 
Dr. Theodore C. Smith, Mr. Samuel 
E. Allen, Dr. Peyton Hurt, and 

.. Murray S. Stedman, '39 discussing 
"The American Way." Griffin Hall. 

7:30 p.m. — Adelphic Union debate with 
University of Florida. Resolved : That 
' • the federal government should cease 
■ to use public funds for the stimula- 
tion of private business. Griffin Hall. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 16 

12:00 m.—Leland G. Means, Jr. '39 will 
lead the daily chapel service today 
..i.. and tomorrow. Thompson Memorial 
I -nChapel. 

'3:3Ci p.m.— Charles L. Safford '92 will 
present his weekly organ recital 
Chapin Hall. 

:4:30 p.m.— Dr. Robert J. Allen, assistant 

professor of English, will give the 

Thursday Faculty Lecture on "Their 

Obedient Servant, Jonathan Swift." 

. ..Thompson Physical Laboratory. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 

4:1S p.m. — Weekly phonograph record 
concert. Mabie Room of the College 
. Library in Stetson Hall. 

Notice 



Wednesday the Lawrence Art Museum 
will open a new exhibition of five paint- 
ing representing the various phases of 
Impressionism. The exhibition, which 
(eatkltes works by French masters, was 
loined by the Boston Museum of Fine 
AHs, knd will run from the 1.5th W the 
2Sth oC March. 




ON THE 
BENCH 



Athletic Awards 

(Continued iiom First Pao*) 
members of the varsity wrestling outfit: 
Captain Jones, Silverthorne, and Wit- 
kower, manager, '39; Haldeman, assistant 
manager, Potter, Wheelock, '40; Earle, 
King, Richards, Tower, Wilson, '41. 
Von Kuster was awarded a minor letter. 
Varsity hockey letters were awarded to 
Abberley, Johnson, Nelligan, Keller, Cap- 
tain Spurrier, Cleaver, manager, '39; 
Egelhoff, Gillette, Head, Shonk, Wells, 
Brown, Spencer, assistant manager, '40; 
Chamberlain, Conant, Hogan, Holmes, 
Hyde, Rice, and Taylor, '41. 

Minor letters were awarded to winter 
track team members Gottschalk, Captain 
Moore, Chambers, manager '39; Gilman, 
'40; Benson, '41. In addition Frederick W. 
Victor gained a major letter and stripe. 

The following men on the fencing team 
won minor letters: Lawrence, Sharpless, 
manager '39; Horning, McGregor, Price, 
assistant manager, '40; Burford, Clark, '41. 
Skiers Wardwell, '39, Captain Brown, 
manager, Brown, and Harris, '40 won 
minor letters. 

Freshman basketball numerals were 
awarded to Barnes, Bryan, Egan, Fisher, 
Hagstrom, Hall, Hearne, Johnson, Captain 
Quintana, Raynesford, while Willard D. 
Dickerson, '40 manager was awarded class 
numerals, 

1942's in hockey were awarded to 
Chafec, Daly, Dellenbaugh, Everdell, 
Feary, Gardiner. Hannock, Peet, Kitt- 
ridge, Richmond. Swain. Captain Sutphen. 
Walker. Woodin. Wilds. '40. manager was 
awarded class numerals. 

Freshman swimmers Adams. Behrer, 
Boyd, Griggs, Griswold, LaMent. Lamed, 
Maclay, Selvage, Smith, Westbrook, Cap- 
tain Wright, and Breul.'40, manager, won 
their numerals. 

Included in the list of men earning 
numerals in freshman wrestling are Bow- 
man, Cole, Conway, Cropsey, Dergei 
Hcnske. St. John, and Danaher, manager, 
In addition Francis E. Holbrook was 
awarded his class numerals in soccer. 



With Richards \'idmer writing color- 
fully graphic vignettes about Florida 
suntans, and John Kieran interlarding 
Shakespeare with snatclies on indoor track 
meets, the Kansas Cyclone, and southern 
baseball training camps, the local at- 
mosphere refuses to retreat an inch. Next 
year's Outing Club head, Rees Harris, 
broke his leg on Thunderbolt the other 
day, the infirmary is hitting a new high in 
grippe-riddled occupants, snow covers 
the ground, and the weather persists a 
toss-up between bleak and a chilly opaque 
black. 

Before launching into a travel bureau 
brochure to tease a now prevalent under- 
graduate yearning for a suitably soft s|X)t 
to strum a ukelele, the Bench should men- 
tion the fact that sophomore Jimmy Reed 
won the basketball captaincy at Amherst 
for next year. 

If someone doesn't remember, he was the 
one who was setting up plays for the other 
four johnnies. He'll be the first junior to 
head a varsity sport there in a long time. 
Reason: no good juniors and more soph- 
omores than L. I. U. could wiggle a timber 
at. The Intercollegiate wrestling matches 
will not be raced by Harv Potter this year. 
Permission was secured from the Athletic 
Association for Williams' undefeated 155- 
pounder to enter, but the same Athletic 
Association came off a poor second in a 
short shirmish with an hour exam. 

The Purple Ode to the South Wind will 
be gratefully recited by three spring sports 
teams during the coming vacations. The 
Sweepswingers will pack up shell, oars and 
coxswain for a week's jaunt to the flashing 
lights that blaze forth into the laughing, 
singing, rumba-writhing night life of 
co-educational Rollins. The Southern 
Cross should leer down from a deep purple 
sky dusted with silvery stars at Ephmen 
paddling their own canoes. 

Coach ChalTee's tennis squad will also 
hit for languorous climes, to be wooed 
out of its winter basketball floor rut. 
It's a five-day trip through the Sunny 
South where Scarlett O'Hara's descend- 
ants are hospitable, 'and the traditional 
breakfasts still consist of rum (one quart) 
beefsteak (large round), and bulldog 
(medium brindled) to eat the steak. 
William and Mary, and the Universities of 
Virginia and North Carolina are acting as 
hosts for the practice matches with 
Captain Al Jarvis's last tennis team. 

Some of the divot-diggers, too, are un- 
officially leaving the "winter of our dis- 
content" in favor of the winter garden of 
summer, where tropical fronds and bright 
hued flowers create the atmosphere of a 
lotus land of blissful relaxation. Whoops 
Snively's assault squad is undergoing 
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liminaries by two points, but the Bruin 
carded 102.2 points to finish twelve 
points in the lead in the finals. 
Rowe Drops Thriller 
Bob, Rowe and Springfield's Harry 
Rawstrom staged one of the most thrill- 
ing duels of the entire two days, with the 
Maroon star finally finishing a scant half 
second ahead. Rawstrom earned his ad- 
vantage by using a sprint turn that gave 
him a slight advantage at every lap. 
Rowe pulled even several times but the 
champion's finishing drive carried him to 
first place. 

Ross Brown was nipped by Davis of 
Wesleyan in his attempt to take a second 
in the 220 behind Rawstrom. Brown had 
the fastest trial clocking of 2:20,7, which 
sets a new Williams Record, but Raw- 
strom's 2:20.4 proved too fast in the final, 
and Davis sneaked up in the outside lane 
to take second. 

Williams was shut out of both dashes 
which, in the absence of Tommy Creede, 
developed into a closed duel between Bud 
White of Bowdoin and Shaper of Brown. 
The Brown sophomore took the SO in 23.8 
when White bungled a turn, but the 
Bowdoin leader had his revenge when he 
set a New England record of 53.2 in the 
century. Willcox of Brown captured the 
individual medley, and the Bruins also 
won the free style relay with Amherst 
second and the Williams team of Brown, 
Cook, Benson, and Behrer third. 




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Corey Speaks 



(ConttaiMd from Fliat Paq*) 
seemingly foolish actions at Munich as 
motivated by the fear that the break- 
down of Fascism in Germany might bring 
a non-capitalistic economy which would 
threaten the very social structure of the 
British Empire. The struggle was pictured 
as one "between an old system which is 
decaying and a new social system which 
wants to be born and is not capable of 
being born." 

The economist stated that the major 
achievement of capitalism is the multipli- 
cation of productive forces, with corre- 
sponding increases in technology, science, 
education, and mass well-being. But the 
main trend of capitalism today is the 
limitation of production, repudiating its 
fundamental basis, which will in turn result 
in the decline of the achievements which 
depend on it. This is evidenced by the 
strict limitation of admission to higher 
education in Germany today. 

"Monoply capitalism is a definite re- 
action force that moves in the direction of 
Fascism," warned Mr. Corey, and termed 
that ideology as the final symbol of re- 
volt against democracy. He concluded 
that this threat can only be met by solving 
the economic problems which weaken 
men's faith in democracy. 




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make 'em weep." But Ibsen carries 
these practical formulas into the dramatic 
stratosphere, where plays like An Enemy 
and Hedda Gabler float in such good 
company as Hamlet and Macbeth, both 
apotheoses of the technique of the "first 
keyboard", plus something far greater 
than that, and, of course, far greater than 
anything Ibsen ever achieved. 

An Enemy is also one of Ibsen's simplest, 
clearest, most direct, most emphatic, and 
most convincing performances upon the 
"second keyboard". The great theme of 
all his drama from Brand (1866) to the end, 
the theme of the eternal conflict between 
Individual and Society, between Idealism 
and Realism, between the Absolute and 
the Relative, between the Spiritual and 
the Material, is here played fortissimo 
to its logical and smashing conclusion; 
"A man is strongest when he stands alone!" 
Nowhere in all Ibsen's drama is the 
thought-pattern more diagrammatically 
stated. 

But the final triumph of the artist is 
his performance on the "third keyboard." 
In the last analysis the play is primarily 
a study of human passions; a plunge into 
the "stream of life which flows beneath 
thesurf ace of mere events. "Stockmanisfirst 
andforemost a man, and not the mere sym- 
bol of an idea. He is, moreover, a man whom 
we can admire for his strength and love for 
his human weaknesses. To a lesser extent 
this sense of life is projected by all the 
other characters in the play. In the most 
literal sense, then, the play is "vital." 
Without attaining the cosmic magnificence 
of Greek drama or the emotional splendor 
of the Elizabethan stage, Ibsen's play still 
allies itself with that most stirring of all 
dramatic situations, that spectacle which 
has kept the stage from the Age of Pericles 
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Dr. K. Shirdharani presented the case 
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former student of Mahatma Ghandi, was 
presented by the Philosophical Union. 

Using Ghandi's methods to illustrate his 
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Radio Round Table 

(Cootinuad fiom Fitft P«g*} 
1880 to the present, stressing the "re- 
warding friends and punishing enemies" 
policy which permeates the A. F, of L.'s 
political policy. Dr. Brooks, whose recent 
book, Unions of Their Own Choosing, 
threw new light on the labor problem, 
stated that the increased participation of 
labor in politics since 1932 can be largely 
traced to the fact that in several anti- 
Labor court decisions, civil liberties were 
denied. 



Zimbalist Concert 



'Europe on the Eve' 

(Continued from Firft Paga) 
for $3.50, the book includes three maps 
drawn by Emil Henlin, and is well docu- 
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cerning the last item, the author believes 
that when the diplomatic archives for this 
period appear they will tell a lot less than 
people think they will, since most of the 
transactions were secret and involved no 
written records. 

In the preface of Europe on the Eve, 
Professor Schuman explains that he is 
not writing with the purpose of denuncia- 
tion, but of e.\position and explanation, 
claiming that he knows only that "the 
Great Society of the Twentieth Century 
and the creed of Liberalism which has in- 
spired its most significant achievements 
and aspirations cannot long survive the 
assaults of lunatics and gangsters if its 
defense continues to be entrusted to 
criminals and idiots." 



(ConUnuad Izob Flist Paga) 
elude the symphonic poem Daphnis and 
Chloe, an operetta Honey Dew, a sonata 
for violin and piano. Three Slavonic Dances, 
and many other short selections for the 
violin. 

SokoloS Is Accomponiat 
In his recital Thursday, Mr. Zimbalist, 
whose collection of violins includes the 
famous "Lamoreau" Stradivarius, will 
play his Tango, and his violin arrangement 
of Rubenstein's familiar Melody in F. As 
the major work of the program, however, 
the artist is performing the Mendelssohn 
Concerto, which is perhaps one of the most 
popular concertos in the whole musical 
repertoire. Although it was written for 
violin and orchestra, Mr. Zimbalist will 
have piano accompaniment only. 



Vitali's Ciaccona and Sarasate's /Cig- 
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most frequently played concert violin 
solos. Sarasate will always ke remembered 
for these airs, which he wrote for his own 
enjoyment and which express the spirit 
of the Spanish dance. Zimbalist will be 
accompanied by \'ladimir Sokoloff at the 
piano. 

Scarabs, Gargoyles Meet 

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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE SATURDAY, MARCH 18. 1939 



No. 2 



Eph Pool to Be 
Scene of 1940 
Championships 

New England Swimming 
Association Also Picks 
Williams Tank Mentor, 
R. B. Muir, as New Head 



Mentlelssohn Concerto Furnishes Highlight 
For Efrem Zimbalist's Balanced Program 

Violin Virtuoso Exhibits Perfect J^^^Jt K^y, Mature 
Interpretation of Varied Styles '^j.JM Moods 



Williams walked off with a lion's share 
of the honors that the New England 
Intercollegiate Swimming Association had 
to bestow down at Wesleyan last weekend, 
even though the natators finished second 
to Brown in the actual events. Robert B. 
Muir, Purple coach, was elected head of 
the group for 1940, and the coaches voted 
unanimously to hold next year's New 
Englands in Lasell Pool on the weekend 
of March 17th. 

One very important change in rules 
was also adopted at the gathering, when 
the members decided to limit the number 
of events one man may enter in a dual 
meet. Under the new ruling a competitor 
may participate only in two races in a 
single meet. 

Relay Scoring Changed 

There were, in addition, two innovations 
in the running of the championship meets. 
First the new president urged and saw 
passed a rule by which the fastest qualifiers 
in heats shall have their choice of lanes in 
the final, in order of times. Also the 
scoring of both medley and free style relay 
races was changed so that first place in 
each will count ten points, with second 
counting eight, third six, fourth four, and 
fifth two. 

The new president came to Williams in 
the fall of 1936 from Harvard, where he 
had been serving as freshman coach. 
Immediately upon arrival he instituted 
the series of bodybuilding classes in the 
fall by which the swimmers were given 
pre-seaaun training. 

In his regime as coach at Williams, Muir 
has lifted the Eph swimmers to the heights 

Continued on Fouxtli Pago) 



By Talcott Stanley '40 
In a well-balanced program, centering 
around Mendelssohn's melodic E minor 
Concerto, Efrem Zimbalist won the 
whole-hearted applause of a large Chapin 
Hall audience Thursday evening. The 
well-known virtuoso of the year's third 
Thompson concert showed his perfect 
mastery over the violin through a poised 
and mature interpretation of a great 
number of styles and moods. 

Taken as a whole the first section of Mr. 
Zimbalist's program stressed the more 
technical aspects of violin music. Vitali's 
Ciaconna is an etude embracing all the 
difficult techniques which the artist must 
conquer, while the Romance in G major 
by Beethoven also presented many prob- 
lems, although it was of great melodic 
beauty. In Scalero's Variations on a 
Theme of Mozart the artist executed the 
exceptionally difficult last development 
with authority and imagination. 

As the piece de resistance of the concert, 
Mr. Zimbalist chose the Mendelssohn 
Concerto, which appeals equally to the 
layman and the more advanced music 



W.H. Bell Will Be'41 
Swimming Manager 

Athletic Council Approves 
Varsity Tennis Team's 
Southern Vacation Trip 



AdelphicUnionBows 
To Florida Debaters 



Williams debaters lost their first 
decision of the season Wednesday even- 
ing in Griffin Hall, when a University 
of Florida team earned a 3-0 judge's 
count in defending the negative of the 
question. Resolved, that the Federal 
government should cease to use public 
funds to stimulate private industry. John 
O. Tomb '40 and Edgar J. Nathan, 3rd, 
'41, represented the Adelphic Union, 
while Raymond Kennedy and Louis 
Snetman argued for the visitors. 

Nathan, opening the debate for the 
affirmative, pointed out that business- 
(Continuod on Fourth Paqo) 



Results of the managerial competition 
for swimming which were released Thurs- 
day placed William H. Bell '41 first with 
the position of assistant manager for the 
coming year, while Ronald Webster, Jr., 
'41 was named 1940 manager of freshman 
swimming. At the same meeting the 
Athletic Council awarded twenty-one 
letters to members of the swimming and 
squash teams and approved the plans for 
the tennis team's spring trip. 

Both Bell and Webster are members of 
the editorial board of the Gul and the 
latter was on the freshman swimming 
squad. Bell belongs to Theta Delta Chi 
fraternity, while Webster is a member 
of the Garfield Club. Coach Chaffee 
and his squad will leave for the southlands 
next Saturday and during the week they 
will meet the teams from William and 
Mary, University of North Carolina, and 
the University of Virginia. 

The council voted major "W" 's to 
seven members of the varsity swimming 
team and eight additional minor "W" 's. 
Those who received major letters were 
Mitchell, Captain Rice, Whitely, '39; 
(Continuod on Fourth Page) 



^An Enemy of the People' Will Be Staged 
With Satiric Overtones^ Flowers Asserts 

Director Calls Ibsen Play Objective; Says Its Style 
of Production Will Be 'Subjective Realism' 



{This is the second in a series of three 
articles by members of the faculty on Cap 
and Bells' forthcoming production, An 
Enemy of the People, March 20 and 21). 

By Max H. Flowers 
(Instructor in English and director of 
An Enemy of the People). 

The breath of drama, as set down in 
manuscript, is conflict. As presented in 
the theater, a play thrives on the mass 
emotional appeal evoked by the conflict's 
growth and development. 

Plays of sufficient dramatic and theatric- 
al stature can be interpreted on the stage 
in various ways. Thus, The Mikado 
responds to swinging; Hamlet has been 
successfully interpreted in contemporary 
Russia as a propaganda play. 

Ibsen's An Enemy of the People might 
conceivably be produced as a one-man 
tragic-comedy; or an early example of 
modem realistic comedy by the Father of 
Modern Drama; or an Ibsen-versus-the 
Universe play, with the protagonist, Dr. 
Stockman, costumed and made up to 
represent Ibsen, much as was done in the 
Heartbreak House production in which 
Orson Welles played Capt. Shotover as 



if he were George Barnard Shaw; or 
even as a stylized social drama done in 
Meyerhold cubistic style. Those of us 
who are Hearing the end of five weeks 
intensive work on this play, however, be- 
lieve with Edmund Gosse, that Ibsen was 
"always a clinical analyst at the bedside 
of society, never a prophet, never a 
propagandist." 

'Enemy' !■ Timalaaa 
For it is this writer's opinion that Ibsen, 
whatever the nature of his personal life 
and feelings in 1872 when An Enemy of 
the People was written, succeeded as a 
creative artist in fashioning a timeless 
sort of play whose conflict balances two 
opposing forces of relatively equalstrength, 
and whose character and plot development 
are such that a by-product of ever-timely 
social and political complications culmin 
ates in a philosophical conclusion con 
sistent with the delineation of the leading 
character. While there is no doubt that 
Ibsen's sympathy is with Dr. Stockman, 
he has plainly written the play with a 
creative objectivity that has led to an 
interpretive objectivity in the present 
CeaHatMd n Paartk Pag*) 



lover. The only unfortunate thing was 
that the piano accompaniment could not 
adequately fill the place of the symphony 
orchestra for which the piece was com- 
posed. One missed the tone color of the 
wood-winds in the third movement and 
the quality which the string section adds. 
Nevertheless, Mr. Zimbalist more than 
justified Including it in his program by his 
execution of the superb Andante move- 
ment, which was one of the high spots of 
the evening. 

The final section of the program was set 
in a dreamy romantic mood, in which the 
violin seems to have an almost human 
IK)wer of expression. The Rubinstein- 
Zimbalist Melody was an expression of a 
wistful Russian air, while Gregory Stone's 
Hora Spiccalo was the same type of 
melody written in a modern style. For his 
interpretation of his own composition. 
Tango, the virtuoso received more than the 
usual applause from the insistent audience, 
which demanded that he repeat it. 

As the concluding piece Mr. Zimbalist 
played the iarmWar Gypsy Airs of Sarasate. 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Professer 'Shoeblack' 
Gets Bombing Threat 
From Irate Illiterate 



Added to the burden of Professor 
Frederick L. Schuman in solving the 
affairs of the world is come the prob- 
lem of self-preservation as the result 
of a note recently received by the 
eminent pessimist of the political 
science department. Having receiv- 
ed a poison pen letter from one who 
:^S..■:■l «»-a-?-.lf t>-.. "E>.g,i>": '^■-'^ K>!^ 
Schuman will have to take extra- 
ordinary precautions before retiring 
each night. 

After the professor had made 
several critical remarks about the 
foreign policy of England and France 
at a recent Foreign Policy Associa- 
tion meeting, the Eagle Eye began to 
operate. A letter was posted to 
"Professor Shoeblack" which sug- 
gested the possibility of a bomb's 
bursting "under your bedroom." 

On receipt of the note. Dr. Schu- 
man's only comment was, "I do wish 
he had chosen something besides a 
bomb. They are so messy." 



Will Lead Courttnen 



Four Speakers 
Fail to Define 
American Way 

Hurt, S. E. Allen,T. C. Smith 
Argue Against Stedman 
Who Maintains 'Way' Is 
New 'Tenacious Myth' 




Charles Schriber 



Schriber to Captain 
1940Ba8ketballUiiit 



Former Choate Athlete 
Was Steadying Factor 
During Recent Season 



Four speakers gave six viewpoints on 
what constituted "The American Way" 
Wednesday afternoon at the Round Table 
discussion in Griffin Hall, without reach- 
ing any semblance of agreement. The 
viewpoints of Associate Professor Samuel 
E. Allen, Librarian Peyton Hurt, Pro- 
fessor Emeritus Theodore C. Smith, and 
Rhodes Scholar Murray S. Stedman '39, 
who formed the panel for the occasion, 
reflected only widespread disagreement. 

The three faculty speakers expressed no 
doubt that there was such a "way", but 
Stedman, the last speaker, threw a bomb- 
shell into the otherwise restrained dis- 
cussion when he maintained that there was 
no longer any such thing as "The American 
Way." He held that coincident with the 
changes in economics, which began to work 
toward monopoly, and with the loss of the 
American frontier, the "American Way" 
became the "American Dream", a "very 
tenacious myth." 

Stedman maintained that no longer do 
we see the "log cabin to Presidency" 
phenomenon that was possible, before 
this economic change. He pointed out 
that those in power now attribute the 
(CbBiaMd oa Fowlk P*«b) 



Noted Chemist 
Agrees to Talk 
Here Thursday 

Colin G. Fink Will Discuss 
Importance of Science 
in Restoration of Art 



Holds Perkin Medal 



At a recent meeting of the varsity 
basketball lettermen, Charles Schriber '40 
of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was elected to 
lead the 1939-40 hoop team to succeed 
Bob Buddington '39. Teaming with Pete 
Seay at forward this winter, Schriber's 
steadying influence proved invaluable in 
the many close games which Williams 
played. 

Schriber graduated from Choate School 
where he was an outstanding football, 
basketball, and baseball player. Since his 
arrival in Williamstown, he has confined 
his athletics to golf and basketball. 
Number one man on the 1939 golf team 
and runner up forthecollege championship, 
he overturned Willie Turnesa, National 
Amateur Cnampion, last year at iNew 
Haven. He is affiliated with the Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity and is a Junior 
Adviser. 



1940 Cuts Decrease 
85% in Active Drive 

Cuts taken by the junior class for the 
week ending last Saturday, showed an 
actual reduction of eighty-five percent over 
the two week period before, James H. 
Stanton, president of the class, announced 
Thursday. Even more significant, he 
said, was the fact that if cuts for sickness 
and college trips, which have remained 
almost constant, are eliminated from the 
computations, the number of unnecessary 
cuts has fallen by over half. 

Stanton expressed great satisfaction 
over the results of the first week of the 
1940 drive to save the unlimited cut 
(Continuad on Fourth Page) 



Announcement that Professor Colin 
Garfield Fink, world renowned industrial 
chemist and head of the Division of 
Electro-Chemistry in Columbia University 
since 1922, will speak in the Physics 
Laboratory at 8 p.m. Thursday on the 
subject "Chemistry in Art" was made by 
the administration recently. This will 
be the second and final lecture in a pro- 
gram of science lectures sponsored by a 
group of prominent Williams alumni. 

For several years Dr. Fink has been 
investigating the methods by which 
chemical processes may aid in the restora- 
tion and preservation of art treasures and 
his lecture will be accompanied by slides 
illustrating these methods. His develop- 
ment of the Fink Electrochemical Pro- 
cess for the restoration of bronzes, original- 
ly worked out for the Field Museum in 
Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art in New York City, has made 
possible the restoration of many ancient 
pieces and is now used widely. 

The speaker has also worked out a 
process for the preservation of stone and 
has recently developed an electro-osmotic 
method for the cleaning of vases, so that 
they lose none of their centuries-old pig- » 
ment. As the metallurgist at the Metro- 
politan Museum he has done considerable 
amount of research on methods used by 
the ancient Egyptians in plating copper 
vessels with antimony. ;,' 

Ib oi;4 MurjitionB Board ^_ 

A past president of the Electrochemical 
Society, Dr. Fink was awarded the Ed- 4. 
ward Goodrich Acheson medal and prize 
by that organization in 1933. He holds 
the Perkin Medal of the Society of 
Chemical Industry and is an honorary 
Doctor of Science at Oberlin. He is 
chairman of the Tungsten Committee of 
the United States Munitions Board, and 
was metallurgist for Boulder Dam and the 
Tennessee Valley Authority. 

As a member of the General Electric 
Company's research staff he invented the 
ductile tungsten filament for incandescent 
lamps now used over the world. He also 
originated the copper-clad nickel-steel 
lead-in wire which replaced platinum in 
lamps, radio tubes, and associated objects. 
One of his chief accomplishments in the 
industrial field was the development of 
chromium plating. 

In 1917 he became head of the new 
research laboratories of the Chile Ex- 
(ConUnued on Fouilh Page) 



Schuman Foresees 'Drang nach Weston' 
As Immediate Objective of Der Fuhrer 



By Robert F. Jordan '41 

Hitler's acquiescence in Hungarian oc- 
cupation of Carpatho-Ukraine, frowned 
upon from his Berchtesgaden retreat as 
recently as Munich, indicates that Der 
Fuhrer has once more deceived his 
trusting democratic neighbors and has 
replaced the familar Drang nach Osten 
with the more significant Drang nach 
Westen, asserted Professor Frederick L. 
Schuman, Williams political prognosticat- 
or and perennial Nazi-baiter yesterday. 

The Williamstown soothsayer was just 
recently frustrated by Herr Hitler when 
he called this week's crisis for last Satur- 
day, one week after the date favored by 
most experts and thereby missed the boat 
by almost three days. "I've always liked 
the second Saturday in March for a good 
crisis," he stated at the time. 

Undaunted, the Williams professor 
ventured to expand certain passages in 
his recent book, Europe on the Eve, and 
discuss immediate European develop- 
ments in light of the present situation, 
as he peered contentedly into his Dewey 
house crystal ball, conjuring up pictures 
of Chamberlain's and Daladier's latest 
headache. 

Discussing the question of whethes 
"the Frankenstein monster" that Parir 



and London have created will turn east 
or west, Dr. Schuman professed the opin- 
ion that democratic "perfidiousness" in 
sacrificing Central Europe to Hitler, so 
that he might waste his energy on Russia, 
has backfired. Hitler has abandoned 
covetous glances towards the Ukraine, 
at least temporarily, for action in the 
West, he said. 

This view is in accord with predictions 
presented in his latest book, wherein the 
question of "Hitler ^ — east or west" is 
discussed at some length. The author 
comes to the conclusion that immediate 
prospects for at least one more major 
diplomatic defeat for the Western Powers, 
of which Italy would be the major bene- 
ficiary, are ripe, and concludes that for 
Hitler the "game of blackmail against 
France and Britain entails fewer risks" 
than any armed conflict with Russia. 

Enlarging upon this viewpoint. Pro- 
fessor Schuman yesterday estimated that 
the above-mentioned diplomatic defeat 
would take thfe form of territorial con- 
cessions at the expense of France, which 
might be expected to come soon in the 
spring at the lateat. For, he pointed out, 
Britian is under no obligation to protect 
French colonial possessions, and without 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 

WILLIAM HANl'ORD CURTISS, JR 
Kditor-ln-Chie( 

WINSHIP APPLETON TODD, 1W40 

MausEing Editor 

CHANDLER VOUNG KELLER, 1940 

Aaaignment Editor 



1940 

JOHNTOSBORNE TOMB, 1940 
Senior Aeaodate Editor 
ROBERT PAUL CRAMER, 1940 
Sporte Editor 



Netue Edilan 



E. R. Bartlett. Jr., 1940 
D. S. Dunn, 1940 



I, B. Gunter. 1940 
T, Stanley, 1940 



K. E. Beyer, Jr., 1941 
A. R. Johnston, 1941 
R. K. Jordan, 2nd, 1941 



J. W. T. Webb, 1941 



S. M. Parker, 1941 

G. E. Richards, 1941 

W. H. Callender, 1941 



3ERNHARD MACHOLD AUER, 1939 



BUSINESI BOARD 



WILLIAM SUMNER SIMPSON, 1989 



I. C. Armstrong, 1940 . 
M. B. Berking, Jr., 1939 
& K. Pollock, 1940 
J. B. dePeyster, 1989 
W. G. Steltz, Jr., 1940 . 
J. W. Armsby, 1940 
D. C. Ackerly. 1941 
J. R. Howell, 1941 
J. W. Lund, 1941 



Bueineee MaiMffe'e 



J.R. Markey, 1941 
E. A. Mason, 1941 



Asaiatant Buaineaa Manager 
Cir(nilaUon Manager 
Aaaiatant Circulation Manager 
Advertiaing Manager 
Aaaiatant Local Advertiaing Manager 
Aasiatant National Advertiaing Manager 
A. B. Perry, 1941 
W. P. Roeensohn, 1941 
W. C. Taliman, 1941 



<ACULTY 
ORU M 



Record Offlce 72-W Editor-in-Chief 175-M 
Control ot Campua Calendar is in charge of B. M. Auer, Telephone 149 
(The opinions expressed in the editorial columns do not necessarily represent the viewpoint 
of the Williams undergraduate body.) 



By Richard A. Newhall 
Each year the Gul records the assertions 
of several seniors that one of Williams 
greatest needs is closer relations between 
students and faculty. This has always 
mystified me because my own experiences, 
both undergraduate and post-graduate, 
at three universities make the faculty- 
student relationship A j^,. Uianis appear 
unusually cordial anoL. cimate. (Some 
of my older coUeaguei explain to me that 
this condition of friendliness did not exist 
thirty years ago.) When, therefore, the 
new editors of The Record suggested that 
they too thought this matter required in- 
vest'eation and comment, I concluded 
that perhap? I should ask myself some 
questions about this campus friendliness 
which I have been taking very much for 
granted. 

One thing is certain. No sort of organiz 
ed effort can create friendliness. Whenl 
Yale provided its freshman advisers with 
an entertainment fund of ten dollars per 
advisee, each freshman, when dining with 
his adviser, began to calculate to see if he 
was getting as much as he was entitled to 
in the way of food, drink and smokes. 
(You could see in their faces that they 
(Continued on Third Page) 



\ 



THE FACULTY SPEAKS 

With tills is.sue The Recoud inaugurates a new policy — a regular 
column devoted to the members of the Williams faculty. Through 
such an outlet we hope the professors will give to the undergraduate 
body their points of view on campus problems. We hope that the 
faculty will look upon the column as a means of expressing thoughts 
other than those voiced in the classroom. And we hope, and desire, that 
the weekly professorial editorializing may give rise to comment, all of 
which we will welcome heartily. 

It is with particular appropriateness that the initial article deals with 
the matter of faculty-student relationships. For it is in part upon the op- 
portunity for a closer bond with one's instructors that the small college's 
justification rests. It is generally from such associations that the most 
worthwhile values develop during a student career. Yet it is just this 
very opportunity for such ties which our modern spirit of mad weekending 
and intellect-defying pursuits almost completely negates. Few indeed 
are the Williams men who carry any "spontaneous and genuine interest in 
books and ideas" to the point of really close association with a professor. 
Perhaps we should blame the Williams social system. Or perhaps 
till' previiiliiig and easily visible tight against education — as opposed to 
t'lit one-time struggle /or higlier learning — -can be laid at the door of the 
pattern ot our national life. Whatever the cause, it is a phenomenon 
The Rkc'ohi) intends to do battle with during the coming year. Today 
we present our first contribution in the struggle. In the weeks to come 
we hope we may suggest that intellectual activity — especially in' closer 
association with members of the faculty — may be turned to 5real|and 
lasting pleasure. 



Gemiitlicheit 



1 



Apologia With a bow to our predecess- 
or and a solemn salute to the 
new Record board, we assume with some 
hesitation the duties of keeping you amus- 
ed for the coming year. This column has 
no set purpose save that of bringing varied 
and, we hope, interesting bits of nothing 
before the gentle Williams reader. If our 
title confuses you, as it also confuses us, 
look it up in any German dictionary; if 
you can't find it, forget it. But to get on - 



ICE COLD FIGURES 
Last month we had occasion to discu.ss that |)erenuial "William 
Needs . . .", an indoor skating rink, and promised to outline in a future 
editorial the facts and figures gathered by alumni actively interested in 
the problem. Years of consideration and agitation have left no question 
as to the desirability of an artificial rink, but too often the pressure of 
demand has been based solely on the obvious need, and has not been 
tempered with a realistic knowledge of the expenditure involved. It is 
time that the undergraduate body, particularly the skating and hockey 
enthusiasts who have led the forces of demand, fully realized the cost of 
an artificial ice unit, and we are grateful to the ice-minded men who have 
made the.se figures available. 

The engineer's estimates obtained are for an outdoor artificial ice 
rink which would be placed on the site of the board track in such a position 
that it might be covered by a large athletic cage at some later date. The 
refrigeration equipment would be housed in the old power house nearby. 
Approximate construction expen.ses are: 

Co.st of refrigerating equipment, pipes carrying the freezing solution 

under the rink, and connecting mains $36,800 

Co.st of concrete floor, hockey boards, ice tools, and engineering 

service ; $27,424 

Total cost installed $64,224 

Actual operating expenses for the skating season would reach $3,000, 
and, adding a depreciation allowance of another $3,000 a year, the total 
annual operating cost would be about $6,000. In the face of declining 
interest rates which are plaguing educational institutions throughout the 
country an endowment of over $150,000 would be necessary in order that 
the operating co.st of such a rink would not be a burden on the College. 
The total co.st must rest well above $200,000. 

The.se figures, unfortunately, speak for them.selves. As we have 
pointed out before, the great attention given to the need for an artificial 
ice plant should not give it more than its relative importance — there are 
other less spectacular, but equally or more important "Williams Needs." 
There are certainly many others which do not involve such a tremendous 
cost. It would be unfortunate, however, to discourage prospective donors 
who are working toward a rink and are uninterested in providing for 
anything else. Perhaps their interest and loyalty would be better re- 
warded if tliey turned their eflforts to a natural ice covered rink. 

In any event, what is mo.st important for the present is to hold the 
skating rink question up for more realistic consideration and emphasize 
that it is not enough for Williams men to point out the obvious advantages 
of an artificial rink: they muit puzzle the obstacles to getting nearly 
a quarter of a million dollars. 



The Treasurer's Association undoubted- 
ly performs a very vital function on the 
campus, evidenced by the operations of 
lobbyist O'Grady, though we couldn't 
define it if you pinned us down. Under 
the gavel of Earle 0. Brown, wizard 
accountant of the Treasurer's Office, the 
group held its first meeting the other day 
to reorganize and elect a board for the 
coming season. 

At the time appointed for the meeting 
there were two magnates present, one of 
whom was obviously a holdover from an- 
othermeeting which had justadjourned.But 
soon the room was reasonably populated 
and the place assumed a business-like 
air. In a few well chosen words, Mr. Brown 
gave the purpose and function of the 
organization, which no one seemed to pay 
much attention to, and then went on to 
discuss the intricate problems of fraternity 
finance. Committees of one were appoint- 
ed to look into and report on the questions 
aI (Continued on Third Page) 



CALENDAR 



SUNDAY, MARCH 19 
11:30 a.m. — The Williams Student Radio 
Council will present Guy de Maupas- 
sant's short story, The Necklace. 
Station WBRK. 

5:30 p.m. — Mr. Erdman Harris of the 
Lawrenceville School will give the 
sermon at the regular evening vesper 
service. Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

7:30 p.m. — Williams Student Union will 
hold a meeting for election of officers, 
featuring a talk by Mr. Enrique S. 
de Lazada, instructor in romanic 
languages and political science. 3 
Griffin Hall. 



Notices 



Members of the classes of 1940, 1941, 
or 1942 now living in upperclass dormi- 
tories who wish to retain their present 
rooms for the next year will please notify 
the Treasurer's Office immediately. Any 
room not reserved by 4:00 p.m. Wednes- 
day, April 5, will be considered vacant 
for next year. Plans for room drawing 
will be announced shortly after vacation. 

Tickets for the Cap and Bells produc- 
tion of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People 
are on sale at Hart's Drug Store or may be 
obtained by calling W. F. Egelhoff at 
Williamstown 750. Prices for both Mon- 
day and Tuesday evenings are $1.10 and 
$0.55. 



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business board open to the class of 1942 
will commence Sunday, March 19, with a 
meeting in Jcsup Hall at 2:30 p.m. A brief 
explanation will be given of the com- 
petition, which offers excellent training in 
advertising, selling, and general business 
procedure. 



THE NEW W A L D E N 



FRIDAY and SATURDAY 

Mickey ROONEY in 

"The Adventures of 
HUCKLEBERRY FINN' 



SUNDAY and MONDAY 

W. C. Field* Edgar Bergen 

Charlie McCarthy in 

"YOU CAN'T CHEAT 

AN HONEST MAN" 



TUESDAY Only 

Fredric March Mariam Hopkins 

in 

"DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE" 



WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY 

Cary Grant Victor McLaglen 

Doug Fairbanks, Jr. 

in 

"GUNGA DIN" 



THE WILUAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, MARCH 18. 1939 



FACULTY FORUM 



(Contlnuad fzom Saoond Pag*) 

were doing sums in mental arithmetic.) 
Any professor who is systematic in inviting 
the members of a class to his home will 
soon become aware that the students are 
awaiting their turn in much the same 
spirit that they wait for a haircut at the 
barber shop. This is not a matter which 
can be approached dutifully or with the 
idea that one must be "fair" to everybody. 
Mutual Interest Is Required 
[ Personal relations must be personal, not 
I official. They require more than an 
attitude of kindliness, essential as that 
may be. They require a mutual interest 
in something particular. To a consider- 
able degree it may be said that the common 
bond between teacher and student lies in 
the fact that they are both interested in the 
student. This bond to be effective, how- 
ever, requires that they shall be aiming at 
the same objectives. A student who is 
absorbed in thoughts and schemes for 
getting into a fraternity, winning 
managerial competition, becoming a Gar- 
goyle, preparing for a job in a broker's 
office or the social life of a metropolitan 
suburb, talks a language so different from 
mine that we have nothing to offer each 
other. Any closer relations which we 
might attempt would be at best dull and at 
worst mutually irritating. I cannot help 
him in his ambitions because they are 
foreign to my experience. In my narrow 
intellectualism I regard them as foreign 
to the purpose for which college exists. 
They do not seem to me to have even the 
virtue of social purpose or of truly friendly 
relationship. In terms of the world they 
may be legitimate objectives, and it may 
be argued that they have a practical value. 
They would seem, however, to make the 
college a vocational school for business- 
men. Their relationship to the world of 
ideas is remote and it is with respect to 
ideas that the faculty aims to be com- 



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Allen Finds Swift's 
Letters Imaginative 

Jonathan Swift's character develop- 
ment and his true literary genius and 
versatility are the two things most in 
evidence in his letters, Dr. Robert J. 
Allen, assistant professor of English, 
maintained in his Thursday lecture. The 
address, the next to last in the faculty 
series, was entitled "Their Obedient 
Servant, Jonathan Swift." 

"To Swift, writing a letter was an act 
of the imagination," said Dr. Allen, who 
has just finished a study of the noted 
author's communications. "Regarded as 
a whole, his letters tell the story of the 
growth and change of an intensely 
interesting personality," he stated, and 
added that individually "they reveal in 
another form the peculiar imagination, 
wit, and originality of thought which 
produced Gulliver's Travels." 

According to the speaker. Swift had a 
deep "dislike for subterfuge and a passion 
for plain dealing. No one was more 
gracious to a social superior whom he 
genuinely admired, or more blunt to one 
he despised." 

The great exponent of reason "delighted 
in rhyme hunting, punning, and other 
forms of literary trifling which relaxed for 
the moment the intensity of his thinking. 
His wit is as varied as the character of the 
people to whom he wrote, while his 
fierceness was reserved for a callous, 
stupid public and had a penetrating qual- 
ity calculated to pierce thick skins," the 
speaker concluded. 




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petent. It is certainly not competent to 
offer vocational guidance outside the 
academic field. 

Whatever may be the complete purpose 
of the college, the faculty function therein 
must be nrirt ^arilv j[ itfl|ct-riia l. If there can 
be common recreations which bring together 
teacher and student they are all to the 
good, but 1 would never think of asking a 
candidate for an instructorship whether or 
not he played tennis. Any really friendly 
relationship between teacher and student 
must develop out of common intellectual 
interests. These are not confined to 
courses or scholarly specialties. 

Ulterior Purposes Damaging 

Indeed it is better that they should be 
associated as little as possible with these. 
Even the professor of history has other 
intellectual interests than the detailed 
record of the past. To be frank, he 
prejers something else in his extra-curric- 
ular moments of relaxation. 

It is important that an undergraduate 
college should seek to recruit its faculty 
with men who like undergraduates, but 
who do not, as a consequence of such 
liking, modify or abandon a mature scale 
of values. It is desirable that students 
should regard making friends with their 
instructors as no different in nature and 
purpose than making friends with anyone 
else. Certainly they do not need to wait 
for introductions. But no really friend- 
ly relationship is possible with anyone if 
there is any trace of ulterior purpose, and 
this includes the notion of knowing the 
"right" people or belonging to the "right 
set" quite as much as getting a "drag." 
Every year 1 look over my freshman classes 
with considerable curiosity, wondering 
which ones of the new assortment will 
develop into friends. There is always the 
barrier of age which grows one year higher 
with each succeeding class, but it never 
becomes impassable. It is one of the 
pleasures of the academic profession that 
there are sure to be some students, even 
among freshmen, with that spontaneous 
and genuine interest in books and ideas, 
and the problems of useful, civilized living, 
which will make them good companions 
and lasting friends. 



gemOtlicheit 



DRINK 
DOBLER 

p. O. N. 

ALES and BEERS 



(ConUaiwd ixom Saoond Faff*) 
of dishes, candles, and the use of Dixie 
Cups on Main Street. Everybody was 
quite happy and ready to adjourn. But 
the Chairman reminded them that the 
officers for the following year had still 
to be elected. 

Somebody nominated us for president, 
but we were forced to decline the honor on 
the reasonable plea that we had only come 
to the meeting as a favor to a very dear 
friend. Several others declined for similar 
reasons of ineligibility, till someone noticed 
a burly chap asleep on the sidelines. 

"I nominate him," said somebody in a 
green sweater. 

"Second." 

"All in favor say I." 

"I." 

Then a voice moved the nominations be 
closed. They were, and a vote by ballot 
ensued. There were three dissenting 
votes, ail of which were declared illegal 
and thrown out. 

"What the hell is going on here?" said 
a lad next to us. That seemed a logical 
question, but we were unable to answer it. 

Next a small chap in the corner was 
nominated for secretary but declined. 
The green sweater asked him why. 

"I write with my left hand." In despera- 
tion other nominations were sought. The 
man on our right got up and walked out 
mumbling that he thought he had come to 
a meeting of the Foreign Policy Board of 
theW. C. A. 

"Is there anyone here eligible for nomin- 
ation as secretary?" said the chairman. 

"1 am," came a voice somewhere down 
the line. He was elected with enthusiasm. 

"What the hell is going on here," said 
the guy next to us. We hit him with an 
adding machine and tried to make some- 
thing out of the commotion going on be- 
fore our eyes. 

Somebody moved they adjourn, but 
there was no one left in the room to second 
it. The motion was tabled for considera- 
tion next time. Anyway, they are a good 
bunch of boys and there is no reason 
why they shouldn't get together now and 
then to talk things over. 

muse 



Years A: 



g« 1 



24 YEARS AGO— Hay of Williams is 
included on All- 
League team picked by Fred Daly . . . 
Faculty is split on armament question. 
13 are for increasing army and 12 are 
against it while others take less definite 
stand . . . C. H. Newell '16 is elected 
editor of the "Cow". H. L. Van Doren '17 
and G. L. Richardson '17 become Art and 
Exchange Editors respectively. 



18 YEARS AGO— Amherst quintet eas- 
ily defeated by 
Captain Beckwith's fast moving Purple 
team by score of 34-19. Blackmer stars 
for Williams as the points for the Trophy 
of Trophies are tied . . . Richmond '22 
wins Lehman Cup track meet which in- 
cludes everything from sprints and jump- 
ing to a potato race . . . Williams swim- 
mers lose to R.P.I. 34-19. However, Jones 
'23 breaks plunge record while Sanford '24 
took the 100 vard swim. 



12 YEARS AGO— Required chapel to 
be reorganized. Cuts 
to be increased and new requirements 
of Bible study for Freshmen and Soph- 
mores to be discussed . . . Celebration 
of Eph Williams 21 7th birthday is marked 
by hilarious banquet made possible by 
Jackson '60. Professor Pratt among 
speakers . . . Williams five beats Brown 
in last game of season. Zinntakesindividu- 
al honors as Captain Wright's injury 
keeps him out of game. 



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6 YEARS AGO— Thompson Concert to 
present Efrem Zim 
balist on last of Thompson Concert Series 
at end of next week . . . Sheean '33 and 
Kroll '35 place on All-Little Three basket- 
ball team . , . Brown takes N. E. I. S. A. 
crown in swimming meet, Williams giving 
up last year's title for a fourth place . . . 
Closing of Banks presents a pressing 
problem but Williamstown Banks are 
optimistic of local situation. 



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Thsre's an old broken-down brick 
building located east and back of the 
Post Oflfice (rumored to be a former 
livery stable costing $40,000) which is 
seeing plenty of service during this be- 
tween-the-seasons period. I went down 
the other day for a short inspection tour 
and found it to be not only the most active 
spot in college, but by far the most 
dangerous. About two o'clock every 
afternoon, the shot-puters and mounds- 
men stage a race from the gym to see 
who's going to get the favorite throwing 
pit. It's not much of a race because 
weight men don't like to run and besides 
that there are only two of them to run if 
they did want to. 

It gets fairly complicated when Danny 
Dunn gets the shot mixed up with the 
baseball, but he doesn't seem to know the 
difference and I was too embarrassed to 
tell him. Around eight o'clock the lacrosse- 
men come trooping in and it's a rare oc- 
casion when all four of the lights are 
working together. Of course, down at 
Amherst they've got a cage with separate 
baseball and track pits, room for an 
entire infield, and only two lights less 
than Madison Square Garden. It's a- 
mazing how Williams teams can even 
compare with teams which have the 
facilities that they have down there. We 
won two baseball games and a Little 
Three track championship from them last 
year. 

It looks as though we might have a fair 
baseball team this year, but nothing 
compared to what it might have been if 
Shorty Farrell, Pat Hoysradt, Bullet 
Clark and Ed Wheeler were still around. 
There were four boys who could have been 
a big help in winning another Little Three 
title. However, we've still got Shuffling 
Shaun Meehan and Frankie Bush and if 
the former continues last year's slugging 
record, Charlie shouldn't have to look 
much farther for his varsity catcher. 
Stetson Will Twirl 

Down in the freshman class, there's a 
young pitcher by the name of Ed Spauld 
ing. Although he's good he's still got a 
lot to learn and Charlie ought to be just 
the man for him. You know Charlie was 
one of the greatest pitchers ever turned out 
of Princeton and at one time was on the 
New York Yankee's roster. He knows all 
the tricks of the game and ought to be 
able to help Ed in the smaller and more 
intricate points of getting the ball across 
the plate. The varsity could use a man 
like that even with an aggregation of 
Huff Hadley, Dan Dunn, Ken Mitchell, 
Dave and Tom Fitzgerald, and Lee 
Stetson working daily. Incidentally, Stet- 
son is giving up tennis this year and his 
return to the mound should add consider- 



able strength to the present staff. 

Looking over the Sabrina prospects, 
there won't be any reason for Paul Eckley 
to groan. It seems that a certain group 
of four sophomores who completely took 
over the Jeff basketball team have de- 
cided to take over baseball while they're 
in the mood. Frankie Norris is one of the 
sweetest first basemen to come to Am- 
herst in a long time, Jim Reed held the 
powerful Purple yearling sluggers to three 
hits last year, Fleming is an experienced 
outfielder, an<l Joe Kelly divided his 
summer with three local semi-pro outfits. 
He shouldn't have any trouble filling 
Captain Benny Myers' shoes. Bill Cord- 
ner, the new football captain, and Jack 
Joys, the old one, will ;iut<)matically take 
over the other two outlieUi posts. For a 
c.itcher, Eckle\' will have Riiss C'hristen- 
son, another Decrfield athlete, who has 
been playing Amherst ball e\er since his 
first home run on the 1''.16 Deerfield !eam. 

If you can't find anything else to do, 
you might take a look in the other world 
of sports. Joe Holster is rujiiiing a bridge 
and cribbage touriuunent every iiitjht at 
the Hraehead and the local liovsling alleys 
are attempting an interfraternity howling 
contest. There haven't been any prizes 
offered for either of the winners, liiu you 
know how Joe is about th it !0r of thing. 

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Radio Council Will Air 
'The Necklace' Sunday 



Guy de Maupassant's famous short 
story, The Necklace, will be presented 
by the Williams Student Radio 
Council Sunday morning at 11:30 
over station WURK in Pittsfield. 

Adapted by John K. Savacool '39 
for radio production, The Necklace is 
the second drama to be broadcast by 
the Council and the fifth program of 
the current series. 

Mrs. Clarence C. Chaffee and Mrs. 
Henry C. Hatfield are the only mem- 
bers of the cast who have been defin- 
itely selected by Allan B. Neal "40, 
dramatic director for the Council, to 
appear in the Sabbath broadcast. 



1940 Cuts 



(Continued iiom First Page) 

system, which was endangered by over- 
cutting. He added, however, that this 
was just a beginning and that the drive 
would be continued with increased vigor 
during the coming weeks. It is being 
promoted by a class committee, acting 
through the individual delegations. 

The statistics which have been collected 
by the committee for the past throe weeks 
showed an even greater reduction that is 
apparent from the actual numerical de- 
crease, Stanton pointed out. While sick- 
ness and cuts for college trips were only 
one quarter of the total for the first two 
weeks, they accounted for about one half 
of the total for the past week. This 
means that there has been a substantial 
decrease in the number of cuts taken 
unnecessarily. 



Schuman Foresees 

(Continued bom Fint Page) 
English support — probably even with 
it — France is helpless. "You don't 
fight when you know you're going to be 
licked," he went on, asserting that 
Chamberlain, enjoying Parliamentary sup- 
port at home, will easily be able to coerce 
the electorate by stressing his familar 
theme of the dangers of war. 

Germany, on the other hand, Dr. 
Schuman pointed out, will be in no danger 
from the rear when she pushes westward, 
for Poland is now surrounded on three 
sides by German territory and has been 
effectively reduced to vassaldom. More- 
over, he intimated, concessions on the part 
of the Western democracies are necessary 
for preservation of the Rome-Berlin axis, 
since junior partner Mussolini has thus 
far received no compensation for his 
support and will not continue playing 
stooge to his enriched accomplice. 

Hitler will leave Poland, Rumania, and 
Jugoslavia, already at his complete 
mercy, prophesied the Williams political 
scientist, for "later attention." Mean- 
while, he concluded, London will abandon 
French Mediterranean and African colon- 
ies to the enemy for the sake of peace, just 
as France abandoned its eastern allies at 
Munich, and thus "the ultimate price of 
Prague's betrayal will be paid by the 
Western Powers." 




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Efrem Zimbalist, Third Artist of the 1938- 
39 Thompson Concert Series, Who 
Played before a Capacity 
Thursday. 



Audience 



Zimbalist Concert 

(Continued irom First Page) 
In these he showed the emotional qualities 
of the violin at their best, although the 
unfortunate acoustical properties of 
Chapin Hall seemed to take much of the 
warmth out of his tone. Mr. Zimbalist 
was called back to the stage twice after 
the last number, first to play the well- 
known Flight oj the Bumble Bee and finally 
Saint Saens' popular Swan Song from 
Carnival des Animaux. 



Adelphic Union 

(Continued irom First Page) 
men are apprehensive of the future and 
their confidence must be restored before 
they will invest enough to stimulate in- 
dustry. Since pump priming is best 
financed by deficitory spending, the re- 
sulting increase of the public debt destroys 
the confidence of business and the aim is 
not accomplished. 

"The government spending we have 
witnessed has accentuated economic stag- 
nation," emphasized Tomb, and went on 
to explain that all federal projects are 
non-productive and collapse as soon as 
support is withdrawn. Realizing this, 
industry is afraid to invest its surplus 
capital and pump priming defeats its 
own ends. 

On the other side of the question, 
Kennedy claimed that since this country 
still has unused manpower, surplus goods, 
and industrial plants running below 
capacity, we have no need to fear inflation, 
so businessmen can invest with confidence. 
He also showed that pump priming has 
increased the national income, reduced 
unemployment, and improved the morale 
of the people. 

Snetman explained that government 
stimulation of business has met with no 
marked success as yet because there are 
other problems, such as labor relations, 
which have worried the industrialists 
and destroyed their confidence. Recent 
consideration of these problems by federal 
officials has had noticeable effects in calm- 
ing private investors, and resulted in 
economic improvement. 

Fink to Speak 

(Continuad irom Fint Page) 
ploration Company in New York. His 
invention at that time, chilex, the insoluble 
anode, was put into use in that company's 
plant in South America and resulted in a 
saving of several million dollars. 

At Columbia he has invented a method 
of applying coats of aluminum alloys to 
iron, steel, and other metals. When he 
suggested that this might be done, in- 
dustrialists explained that it appeared 
contrary to nature. As Dr. Fink ex- 
plains it, he "put nature to sleep." The 
development of aluminum plate, quite 
recently, is expected to bring revolutionary 
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Franco Loves Amherst; 
Sabrina Act Lays Egg 

Would-be Amherst funnymen found 
themselves grasping the smudged end 
of a board when a pseudo-sarcastic 
congratulatory telegram to General- 
issimo Franco boomeranged with the 
speed and accuracy of bolo hurled by 
a starving Australian. 

The Amherst chapter of Beta 
Theta Pi cabled the paunchy In- 
surgent leader recently tellinghimthat 
he and his government would be 
permitted the doubtful pleasure of 
happy relations with the fraternity. 
Franco, who has previously chosen 
his pals with commendable perspicac- 
ity, slipped when he cabled his reply. 
Acting for the general, his secretary 
of state answered, "The government 
of Spain wishes to thank your party 
for its message. It is hoped that 
your sympathies and action will soon 
be shared and duplicated by the 
President of your great country." 
Franco is being extended a blanket 
invitation to Sabrina houseparties. 



O'Grady '40 Appears 
At Meeting in Capitol 

Spokesmen of Williams, Amherst, Wes- 
leyan, and University of Maryland appear- 
ed before the Ways and Means Committee 
of the House of Representatives Satur- 
day, and appealed for exemption of 
student employees of college fraternities 
and educational institutions from the old- 
age insurance provisions of the Social 
Security Act. Jerome W. Brush, Jr., '39 
and Gerald B. O'Grady '40, representing 
Williams, characterized their reception as 
"favorable." 

The students claimed that the time to 
tax for Old Age Pensions is not while a 
student is earning his way through college, 
but when he becomes an active member 
of economic society, and offered a college 
education itself as the best security against 
old age. Furthermore, room and board 
are generally the limit of compensation 
for the working students, and they must 
pay the taxes from their own pockets. 

Another argument advanced was that 
under the present law student employees 
of the college are exempt, and since there 
is no material difference between those 
and student employees of fraternities, 
the latter should also be exempt. The 
pleaders also stated that the worker would 
appreciate and need the sixty dollars in 
taxes more when in college than in half a 
century when he will receive the benefits 
of his investment. 



Muir Election 

(Continued bom Fiirt Page) 
among small college teams and established 
swimming as one of Williams most im- 
portant winter sports. Muir-coached 
tankmen hold every Purple record, and 
the bulk of the pool marks, and in the past 
two winters only one defeat in dual meets, 
by a championship Brown club this season, 
mars their slate. 



Ibsen Play 

(Continuvd irom Fint Page) 
production. 

The forthcoming Cap and Bells' pro- 
duction, due to- the nature of the play's 
conflict, its character creations, the present 
technical production difficulties at the 
Opera House, and the audience response 
desired, has been cast, and is being re- 
hearsed and assembled \yith an eye to the 
presentation of a play with satiric over- 
tones, as distinct from comedy or tragedy. 
Selectivity Emphasized 

The style of the production is "selective 
Realism." That is, a minimum of sugges- 
tive scenery and property pieces assists 
the language of the play and the costumes 
worn by the actors in providing the flavor 
of another period. Make-up and acting 
are slightly exaggerated. The character- 
izations, as they are now being crystallized 
by the actors, have been developed in 
terms of selectivity. Certain outstand- 
ing characteristic traits inherent in the 
principal persons of the play as written 
are being highlighted. 

All these preparations have been made 
in this way primarily because of the 
audience response desired. If the spec- 
tators can be excited theatrically by 
witnessing this slightly satiric, dramatic 
clash, the production will have achieved its 
purpose. 



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Skaters Elect Head 
For Next Captaincy 

A varsity letterman for two years in 
football and hockey, R. Dudley Head '40 
of Pittsfield was recently elected to captain 
Whoops Snively's skaters during their 
1940 ice campaign. 

In his first year at Williams, Head 
starred at guard for Bill Fowlc's yearling 
team which earned a triple tie in the Little 
Three league and in the winter season 
played defense on the cub hockey team 
which was defeated only by Deerfield 
Academy. 

For the past two years, Head, a 
graduate of Taft, has won his varsity 'W 
as a starting guard on the football team. 
On the ice he shifted to a center lane 
position from his defense post, and has 
been a mainstay as pivot man for the all- 
junior line with Pete Shonk and Johnny 
Gillette as his wingmen. In the past 
hockey season his goals against Army and 
Yale, the latter preventing an Eli shutout 
earned him a place among the squad's 
high scorers. 

The American Way 

(Continued from First Page) 
condition of the poor to their own laziness, 
and claimed that this attitude was re- 
flected in the reticence with which we have 
passed such legislation as the Social 
Security Act. Stedman's ideas formed the 
basis for a spirited discussion at the con- 
clusion of the formal meeting. 

Professor Emeritus Smith claimed that 
the "American Way" was analogous to the 
attitude "of a fourteen-year old girl who 
is telling her mother that she is old-fash- 
ioned." It is the assertion of individuality 
which is opposed to the established sys- 
tem, the speaker declared. He added that 
as long as this attitude of successfully 
criticising those who are supposedly our 
superiors remains an accepted part of our 
American life there is no danger of Com- 
munism or Fascism in this country. 

Contemporary opinions on the "Ameri- 
can Way" held by business, chemistry, 
and radicals were presented by Mr. Hurt. 
He maintained that business defined this 
term as protection of property, and in- 
dividualism in business and politics. The 
librarian showed that both the National 
Manufacturers Association and the Ameri- 
can Chemical Foundation held in common 
the belief that they should "by the power 
of persuasion keep the majority in favor 
of their own ideas." Finally, he claimed 
that the extrpme leftists believe that the 
"future of the American Way lies in the 
exploration of social function in an attempt 
to make life worth living for the masses." 

Mr. Allen drew material for his speech 
from the source of American literature, 
where, he maintained, "the idea of liberty 
stood out prominently." Throughout the 
writings of American authors is expressed 
the belief that in this country one could 
more nearly attain "the abundant life" 
than in any other land. 



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Ball '42 Wins Slalom; 
Garfield Club Skiers 
Maintain Small Lead 

Rain and slush did not daunt seven 
hardy souls who ran a slalom course 
on Sheep Hill Wednesday for the 
interfraternity skiing championship, 
Ralph Hall, reiiresenting Kappa 
Alpha, came through to win by a 
wide margin in both runs for an aver- 
age time of 0:34.2. Ben Schneider 
gained second place in 0:37.0 to keep 
the Garfield Club in the lead with 
188.2 points for the cross-country 
and slalom events. 

Bill Kgelhofif took third place, a 
second behind Schneider, for Delta 
Phi, followed by Had Griffin, Bob 
Boardnian, Jack Wright, and Whitey 
llolbrook in that order. The stand- 
ing of the fraternities after this event 
is Garfield Club, 188.2; Kappa Alpha, 
18.S.2; Phi (lam, 163.9; Delta Phi 
158.1. The downhill will be run as 
soon as conditions permit. 



Swimming Awards 

(Conttnaed irom Fitit Page) 
Behrer, Brown, Creede, Rowe, '40. Coffin, 
Hissem, '39; Benson, Cook, Fitzgerald, 
Kaufmann, '40; Baldwin, and Wineman, 
'41 were awarded minor letters. Minor 
"W" 's were also given to Bowen, Ely, 
Hammer, '39; Overton, Stanton, '40; and 
Nicolls '41 of the varsity squash squad. 




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What is your I.Q. on Style? 

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White handkerchiefs should 
always be worn with white 
shirts. 

YES NO 

Answer t Although white hand- 
kerchiefs are perfect with 
white shirts, there's a steadily 
increasing trend toward col- 
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tie. Arrow handlterchiefs, 25c 
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Shirt sleeves should fall be- 
low the cuff of your suit coat. 
YES __ NO 

Answer: Yes, from one-quar- 
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Inch of your shirt cuff should 
show beneath your coat 
sleeve. And the best shirt to 
show is an Arrow. $2.00 up. 




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should trousers hung? 
A. Pegged trousers should 
hang just low enough to 
touch your instep at tlie bot- 
tom laces. Straight-cut 
trou.sers sliould toucli between 
the bottom lace and the bacit 
of tiie toe cup, and should 
have one slight "brealt" above 
tlie instep. 




Is there such an animal 
as a comfortable pair of 
shorts? 

A, There is . . . and they're 
Arrow .sliorts. Arrows haven't 
tlie center scam you find in so 
muny shorts — tlie scum thut 
makes shorts chafe and ride 
up. Arrow shorts, 65c up. 
Undershirts, 60c up. 




Local Stores OflFer 
New Spring Modes 

Shetland^, Light Fabrics 
in Brilliant Colors Seen 
as Keynoting Season 



If it hasn't an Arrow label, 
it isn't Arrow 



With the falling of the last snow the local 
merchants were obliged to clear their 
windows of all their new Spring merchan- 
dise, and so it is only fitting and proper 
that The Record should offer its readers 
this information. A short walk up and 
down the street will give the least in- 
itiated a glimpse into what is what in the 
world of masculine adornment. At Tom 
and Phil Walsh's shop are seen the results 
of what Tom picked up in the way of style 
notes in his recent trip south. Shctlands 
in medium shades with bold overplaids 
from Millbank-leaman will tempt the 
most fastidious. There is something for 
every taste in this selection of fabrics. 

Covert cloth slacks and flannels are 
featured from the wide selection offered. 
The natural shade in the former material is 
beginning to lose a little of its popularity 
to the grey. Flannels are far and away 
the most popular for wear as slacks, how- 
ever. They are also featuring the new 
flat or string bow ties which are beginning 
to replace the older bat wing and pointed 
tip models. 

Braemar knitted Shetland sweaters 
offer the soft pastel effect which is so 
pleasing with sports wear, and the hand 
knitted quality adds to their desirability. 
They offer a wide and diversified line of 
shoes headlined by the whites and white 
and brown combination for summer wear. 
The French, Shriner, and Urner white buck 
model will ring anybody's bell, while the 
Johnston and Murphy tan and white 
combination is very dapper itself. 

The important item of shirts and ties is 
well covered. The new light weight 
ancient madders and foulards give way 
only to the selection of reps silks in bright 
hues. The most important shirts are the 
round and button-down collars which are 
presented in various materials, chiefly 
broadcloth and oxford. 

Across the street Jack Henderson holds 
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Spring Fashion Notes 



Each year the winter resorts where the 
nation's cosmopolitan society gathers 
provides the prevailing modes for the 
following Spring and Summer wear. 
This year is no exception to all the rest as 
socially minded Easterners flocked to 
Southern resorts and saw the styles set 
by the Esquire boys who loll the days in 
patio and cabana. Preceptible as the 
predominating characteristic in men's 
apparel is the verve and refreshing touches 
added by the return of brighter colors to 
all departments. 

Greens are seen as favored shade for 
the present with bold checks and over- 
pliiids also ser\ing to add to the clashing 
effect the more vivid hues impart. Par- 
ticularly effective is the musty green 
shade found availalde in many of the new 
shetlands, which when worn with the 
customary grey flannel slacks lends a 
conservatively well-groomed air. The 
new cut for business and sports wear which 



is being featured this season is called by 
Esquire the Paddock model and is in effect 
a three button drape model with the third 
button and button-hole omitted. It 
gives the effect of added height to the 
wearer. The trousers are cut narrower 
in this model, as are all this season. 

In the way of top-coats, the tweeds 
get the call, and since the new reciprocal 
trade agreements with England, Burberry 
models may be had at lower prices than 
they could be offered at any time during 
the last ten years. The full skirted 
models with raglan or set-in sleeves are 
worn with semi-sports clothes and even 
with the dressier town clothes. All are 
tailored in the knee length model. Don't 
be surprised at seeing a lot of the covert 
cloth coats in this style with the more 
formal stitched hem. 

I n regard to accessories, the same trend 
more decorative use is seen. Gloves are 
in addition to the old stand-by grey mocha, 
light weight wash leathers, chamois and 
reversed leathers in light cream and off- 
yellow shades. Sweaters feature pastel 



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shades and the striking white cable 
stitched models for sports and tennis wear. 
For some years many of the boys have 
been trying to bring in neckerchiefs for the 
use of the general male consumption, but 
it would seem that it will be a few years 
before we will all be running around with a 
bandanna around our necks. Ancient 
madders, foulards, wool, and silks steal 
the stage as far as ties are concerned with 
a sharp tendency toward foulards in 
Persian and paisley designs. In bows, 
the string type is seeing wide favor with 
this correspondent and will come into its 
own shortly. 

More and more people are swinging to 
the informal planters' shirts and the 
whip-cord polo shirts which are seen in 
swank resorts on the beaches. Wing 
tipped shoes in white buck trimmed with 
brown are still preferred with the straight 
tips a close second. 

Little by little the trend for color in 
dress clothes is becoming more apparent. 
Sand colored silk and other off tones are 
making headway against the white 
silk of palm beach which has been 
popular since the introduction of the 
summer dinner jacket. Commerbunds 
and ties of bottle green and maroon are 
favorites to add the effect of the ensemble. 

Taken all in all the important trend this 
year in men's wear is the increasing em- 
phasis on the sports and semi-sports 
wear combinations. Even when wearing 
dressier town clothes you will be consider- 
ed well dressed if there is a dash of the 
informal in the outfit. Slate brown, a 
sort of grey brown in flannel and small pin 
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Every week now finds us doing 
the cleaning worlc of more Wil- 
liams College students. That 
means our careful work, atten- 
tion to mending and repairs, 
and prompt service must be 
worth your attention, top. 

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Local Stores 



(ConUaiMd bom Fifth Fig*) 
sway surrouaded by a beautiful group of 
woolens. These were hand-loomed a- 
broad especially for the Williams Shop and 
Jack swears that they cannot be duplicated 
anywhere. They are plenty attractive 
and are made up in the Langrock model 
which features slimmer lapels and high 
pockets, giving an appearance of greater 
height. When you have a coat made you 
can also have a cap made of the same 
material to match it. Jack says this is 
all the rage this year. 

In neckwear he also has a great selection. 
Knits, foulards, reps, ancient madders 
occupy center stage. A complete line 
of Arnold shoes takes care of the foot 
situation rather nicely with a particularly 
fast selling model keeping him on his 
toes to keep in stock. This is a heavy, 
wing tip-brogue with a red rubber sole 
which is a tip for anyone who is in the 
market for a new pair of shoes. 

In addition to all this a new line of 
hose has been added to the customary 



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Silk Dinner Coofs 
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For Comfort - 

Lorroine-Haspel Seersuckers 
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stock. These are light weight argyles 
made up from cashmere and wool and 
available in bright colors and interesting 
plaids. However, along with the im- 
ported woolens, the Williams Shop is 
offering its regular line of ready-made suits 
in the newest spring suitings. Their line 
of shirts contains the striped varieties in 
the broadcloth and oxford models. They 
also offer some of the new mesh shirts for 
summer wear. 

The new spring shetlands by Strook and 
Company, who put out the $900 vicyna 
cloth coat, keynote the new line at the 
Co-Op. Don't worry, it won't cost you 
that price. They come ready made in 
pleasing styles and colors. A new cloth 
which the same firm is pushing is called 
rabbit-llama and seems to be a combina- 
tion of rabbit and llama wool as the name 
would suggest. It is also on sale here. 

Top spot at the Co-op is claimed by 
their group of imported Harris tweuds 
which are good in any language. Van and 
Tom offer them at reasonable prices which 
make them bargains. The Nettleton 
shoes have found wide following in 
Williamstown and bid fair to continue, 
especially if they continue to turn out 
models like the wing tip brogue which has 
been shown in the rubber and leather sole 
model this year. 

Covert cloth in everything from top- 
coats to slacks abounds and th e man who 
likes this material would do well to give 
the selection here a look before he makes 
his purchase. They offer top-coats in 
the full skirted model and the more formal 
double and single breasted styles. Suits 
come in many styles from the drape to the 
more tailored looking types. Winding 
up the story are the Arrow Shirts. Van 
and Tom tell us that Cluett-Peabody, who 
have always been interested in Williams- 
town, are featuring more and more the 
personalized shirt. For the long-necked, 
thin-faced man there is the WINDSOR, 
tab or tabless collar giving an illusion of a 
shorter neck. If you have a short neck 
and a round, square face you should wear 
the TREND, a long-pointed collar . . .it 
gives you altitude. The RADNOR, 
round-pointed collar is a very smart and 
dressy shirt for the average man. 

1939 is a fashion year. More than ever 
the smart young man is "clothes-con- 
scious." Whether you are sunning in 
Palm Beach, vacationing in New York or 
motoring to Chicago, stop in and see 
Tach, Van and Phil about the latest 
hitches in clothing! Spend Spring in 
comfort and style. Let Williamstown 
merchants be your outfitters. Don't pass 
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New Airtones and Solarweaves — 
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woolens, for perfection of tailoring, for value plus, for fit 
and comfort. For every man likes his freedom . . . especially 
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For forty years Langrock has had first-hand experience at 
pleasing College men. With facilities far greater than the 
average high-class tailor could possibly afford, located right 
in the heart of one of America's style centers for men, with 
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Style conscious Williams men will find here ... now ... an 
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will make you glad spring is officially at hand - Shetlands 
you won't see duplicated elsewhere for they were w^oven 
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The Willi 



ams 




VOL. LIIl 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE TUESDAY, MARCH 21. 1939 



No. 3 



Student Union 
Votes to Keep 
Present Set -Up 

At Reorganization Meeting 
Group Elects W.W. Sayre 
Head for Coming Year; 
De Lozada Urges Action 



Three Performers in Action on Opera House Stage 



By ScuDDER M. Parker '41 
"To be or not to be" was the question 
that faced the Williams Student Union in 
their meeting in Griffin Hall Sunday 
evening. The decision was "to be." 

Discussion of the point in question 
revolved around the assumption that the 
Union could join forces with other liberal 
groups in a larger and more vague "pro- 
gressive club", which is as yet purely 
hypothetical, but which many expect and 

(wish for on this campus. The belief that 
such an organization might soon be es- 
tablished was lent some credence by a 
letter from Sidney W. Goldsmith, Jr. '40 
advocating the establishment of such a 
group to include all the forward-moving 
organizations in the college. 

This "organization" would have more 
power of persuasion, and be able to in- 
i fluence more students toward liberal 
ideas, according to the W.C.A. president, 
without having attached to it the "stigma" 
of the name Student Union. He also 
pointed out that action could still be 
carried on by individuals, although they 
would not necessarily have the support 
of the vague organization in their efforts. 
Disctiasion Pointleaa 

Alexander Holliday '40 maintained that 
even discussing whether or not the 
Student Union should lose its identity in 
some larger group was fruitless, since he 
already had the assurance of certain of 
the Union's members that, although they 
would support such an organization, they 
would neverthless maintain the Student 
Union also as an entity. 

Harmon Bro '41 held that there would 
be no incentive to action in this proposed 
organization, and since action is the pri- 
mary basis and desire of the Union, it 
would be pointless and useless to advocate 
absorption in such a group. A vote was 
called, and the members of the Student 
Union cast their ballots overwhelmingly 
in favor of maintaining their present 
organization. 

Following the decision of the group not 
to disband, Woodrow W. Sayre '40 was 
elected president of the group for next 
year. Other officers were G. Hayward 
Reid '40, Edward B.A. Walton and Har- 
mon Bro '41, Local secretary, treasurer 
and corresponding secretary respectively. 

Enrique S. de Lozada, instructor in 
Romanic L^jnguages and political science 
opened the meeting with a plea that 
members of the W.S.U. through their 
organization make up their minds "to 
take a position in society where you can 
fill a sense of social responsibility." 



Bill Victor Favored 
To Win Lehman Cup 

Odds Fall on Gottschalk 
as WiUs, GaUagher Fail 
to Enter College Open 



Monday, March 20 — Wide open com- 
petition is expected in all the events today 
when the annual Lehman Cup track meet 
gets under way on the board track. Ted 
Wills and Pete Gallagher, who took first 
and second honors last year and Rog 
Moore, 1937 winner, will not try again, 
so that the stage is set for a dark horse 
to walk off with this coveted honor. 

Five track and four field events are 
included in the meet for the trophy which 
was donated by Herbert H. Lehman '99. 
The winner will be the man who compiles 
the highest score in the 60-yard dash and 
hurdles, quarter, half, and mile run, and 
the high jump, broad jump, pole vault, 
and shotput. In addition to the first place 
award, four other cups will be given to the 
runners up. 

Pattwaon a Threat 

Bill Victor, who has been burning up 
the boards in the indoor track loop, and 
Shadow Gottschalk are the wise-money 




Left to right: Robert R. Cave '40, James H. Adams, and A. Bradfordl\Vhitney, Jr. '39 
Who Plays the Part of Dr. Stockmann in An Enemylof the People!! Snapped During 
Saturday Night Dress Rehearsal. 



Lemer Terms Cap & Bells Play 'GreaV 
In Its Treatment of 'Abiding IQuestions* 

Praises Henrik Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People' 
As 'A High-Point of Modern Social^Theater' 



(.This is the third in a series of three 
articles by members of the faculty on Cap and 
Bells' production of An Enemy of The 
People.) 

By Max Lerner 
Professor of Political Science 

A n Enemy of the People is a great social 
play not because it gives any valid an- 
swers but becauseitraisesabidingquestions 
and treatst hem withanalmost reckless sense 
of conviction. The theme is the struggle 
of the individual, with a passion for truth 
and freedom, against entrenched econ- 
omic interests backed up by a credylous 
majority will. Ibsen does not resolve 
this struggle. He scarcely even argues the 
question, for surely the argument for the 
majority will could have been stated more 
fairly in the weasel words of the hypo- 
critical petty-bourgeois Alaksen and the 
timeserving tribunes of the people, Hov- 
stad and Billing. 

What he does is not so much to frame 
his question as, in the modern colloquial 
sense, to "frame" it. As a piece of political 
reasoning An Enemy of the People is a set- 
up. It is an exercise in the merciless 
destruction of a straw-man. But as a 
creative presentation of the perennial 
problem of the individual dissenter and 
the will of the majority, it is one of the 
high points of the modern social theater 



Monday, March 20 — Tickets for the 
performances tonight and tomorrow 
night will be on sale at the box office 
of the Opera House. Prices $.55 
and $1.10. 



Phi Betes to Hold College 
Meeting on Curriculum 



Statements 



Andrew H. L. Anderson 

President of the Undergraduate Council 
One of the most conspicuous ab- 
sences on the Williams campus is 
the general lack of pride and pleasure 
in academic achievement. We often 
hear students explain this absence by 
criticism of the curriculum. Wednes- 
day night in Jesup Hall every under- 
graduate will have the opportunity to 
advance his constructive criticism 
of the curriculum, and in so doing 
will fulfill one of his responsibilities 
to the college. 

Rolsert Mc.Buddington 

President of Gargoyle 
The College Meeting Wednesday 
night will be an effort to focus student 
opinion on some key problems of the 
curriculum. All who are interested in 
possible changes in courses, require- 
ments, and instruction should make it 
a point to be there. 



Schuman Urges U. S. 
Anti-Fascist Action 



Foreign Affairs Conference 
Speech Calls for Cutting 
off of Trade Relations 



The play's starting point was Ibsen's 
own experience with the fickleness of 
public opinion. His play Ghosts, which 
dealt with the theme of inherited syphilis, 
had violated a tribal tabu — that of the 
"■.ntriiicV"'hle.aMl • nmsrti'jna.H^. A stsrir; 
of fury burst around him. The clergy, 
the conservatives, and industrialists, the 
bureaucrats, whom he had formerly 
attacked and who had been waiting for 
just such an occasion to destroy him, 
joined with the "good people" in a public 
pillorying. Even the liberals, who had 
formerly applauded him, now fell away. 

Ibsen felt indescribably bitter and alone. 
"The most cowardly among the cowards," 
he wrote in a letter, "were of course the 
so called liberals." "Under no condi- 
tion," he wrote to the great critic George 
Brandes in 1882, "shall I ever be able to 
belong to a party which has the majority 
on its side. The minority is always 
right — not the minority of stagnationists 
but that minority which takes the lead 
when the majority has not yet arrived." 
(Conttnusd on S«oond F«g«) 



Ernst to Talk 
At Conference 
Of Liberal Club 



Oliver, L. Metcalfe Walling 

Also Accept Invitations, 

Swelling List of Spring 

Meeting Speakers to 5 



Plans for this spring's Liberal Club 
conference assumed a more definite and 
optimistic outline Saturday when further 
definite acceptances of invitations were 
received from three more men prom- 
inent in the world of public affairs. 

E. L. Oliver, executive vice-president of 
Labor's Non-Partisan League, Morris L. 
Ernst '09, liberal lawyer, and L. Metcalfe 
Wa;lling, director of the Wajsh-Healy Act 
h%ve all promised to appear on the pro- 
gram as guest speakers. With Harold 
Laski, well-known British economist, and 
the National Labor Relations Board's 
Edwin G. Smith, already scheduled to 
attend, the recent acceptances bring the 
number of speakers to a total of five. 

Still only tentatively scheduled as 
speakers at the conference financially 
sponsored by the Student Activities Coun- 
cil and the Liberal Club, are Mordecai 
Ezeckiel, economic adviser to the U. S. 
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace; and 
Archibald MacLeish, noted contemporary 
poet. The acceptances of Herbert Agar, 



Ephs Swell Scoring 
In Bisectional Meet 

Whiteley's Second in Dives, 
Brown's 3rd in Medley 
Pace Purple at Amherst 

Williams' top swimming stars placed 
men in every event but the dashes to aid 
the New England Eastern Swimming 
Association in its 99-69 victory over the 
Eastern Collegiate Sifimming Association 
at Amherst's Pratt Pool last Saturday. 
Tom Creede, speedy Purple dashman, was 
unable to compete Saturday, after illness 
prevented his entrance in the qualifying 
trials at the New Engknds a week earlier. 

For the second time this year Captain 
Art Rice led his teammates to the Sabrina 
pool, but it was junior Dan Whiteley who 
carried off scoring honors with his second 
place in the dives. Ross Brown was the 
other individual star, taking a third in 
the individual medley 300, and finishing 
fifth in the 220 freestyle. 

Ken Mitchell swam on the third place 
N.E.L medley relay team, and also placed 
third in his 200-yard breaststroke specialty, 
while Art Rice was barely nosed out in 
Amherst record breaking time in the 
150-yaid backstroke by Wilcox of Brown 
and Beacon of Pitt. 

The Muirmen's final additions to the 
New England score came when Bob 
Rowe took a fourth place in the quarter 
mile, and Amie Behrer led the second 
N.E.I. 40a.yard relty team to • third 
place. 



Key noted by a fiery speech in which 
Frederick L. Schuman, Woodrow Wilson 
Professor of Government, urged a trade 
relations break with Fascist states, and 
showing a more militant attitude than in 
previous years, the New England Con 
ference on Foreign Affairs concluded its 
annua! meeting Saturday night at Phillipn 
Brooks House on the Harvard campus. 

Besides Dr. Schuman, three Williams 
undergraduates, Woodrow W. Sayre '40, 
chairman of the International Relations 
Committee of the Williams Christian 
Association, William R. Cantwell, and 
George F. Floyd, Jr., '42, were in atten 
dance. At the meeting Sayre was elected 
a member of the Continuations Committee 
of the conference which has supplanted the 
Model League of Nations. 

In his address Dr. Schuman deplored 
the constant betrayals of trusts on the 
part of the governments of France and 
England and attacked them as responsible 
for the great enhancement of the power 
of the Fascist states in the past few years. 
He suggested that America act by eco- 
nomic means and refuse to follow the 
policies of the other democracies. To 
accomplish this purpose, according to 
the speaker, we must throw all our 
economic weight on the side of the morally 
right by cutting off all trade relations with 
Germany, Italy, and Japan as soon as 
f)ossible. 



Changes in Present Set-Up 
Will Be Issue Wednesday 
Before Jesup Gathering 



Faculty Are Barred 

CampusPollWillDeterniine 
Undergraduates' iViews 
of Course Requirements 



By William H. Callender '41 
Crystallization of undergraduate opin- 
ions of the curriculum will be the object of 
the full college meeting which the Phi 
Beta Kappa society has called for Wednes- 
day evening at 7:30 in Jesup Hall. At 
this time, members of the society will 
address an undergraduate gathering, from 
which all faculty members will be barred, 
on the problem of curricular revision^in 
an attempt to present the administration 
with a concrete and comprehensive report 
on the undergraduates' attitude towards 
the present academic program. 

Formal discussion at the meeting will 
be based on a questionnaire which is to be 
circulated among the social groups of the 
campus at luncheon Thursday. The re- 
sults of this poll will be tabulated, and 
published Friday evening in The Record. 
A complete report of the results will be 
presented to President James P. Baxter, 
3rd, for reference in considering suggested 
curricular changes. 

Schultz to Preside 
Robert S. Schultz, 3rd '39 was chosen 
to preside over the meeting, at which he, 
Hamilton B. Brown, John A. MacGruer, 
Jr., and John E. Sawyer, '39 will speak 
ou asaiene(1,.subiej:ts from thp, nnentinn. __^ 
naire. The nature of the questionnaire, 
which is here printed in full, prohibits 
formal speeches on every topic, but open ; 

discussion from the floor will be en- 
couraged in each instance: 

1. Would you favor loosening up of pre- 
requisite requirements in literature and 
social science so as to let a man take an 
advanced course in which he is very much 
interested without having taken the 1-2 
course first? 

2. Do you think it would be a good idea 
to make the departmental sequence less 
rigid and permit a man to substitute a 
course in another department for his 
junior sequence course? 

3. Do you think a Sociology Depart- 
ment would be a good thing at Williams? 

Expansion of Music Courses? 

4. What about music? We have only one 
course in music at present. Would you 
approve of an expansion in this field? 

5. Would you favor the establishment 
of a major called American Civilization — 
such as the one now offered at Smith — in 

(Cii»l1iiu«d on Second Page) 



Safford Croons, Hart Dances, and Ickies 
Go Crazy at North Adams Jam Session 



By John W.T. Webb "41 
All God's chillun had rhythm Friday 
night in North Adams' Paramount 
Theatre when Harry Hart and his Torrid 
Trumpet, the Williams Purple Knights, 
and members of the Virginians jammed out 
in a half-hour session that drove the 
audience to trucking in their seats, al- 
though the twin high spots of the evening 
were Harry Hart's native dance and Lou 
Safford's rendition of "Flat Foot Floog;ie." 
The shindig was widely ballyhooed all 
over Williamstown and North Adams as a 
St. Patrick's day special, but the old gent 
who drove the snakes out of Ireland would 
have turned over in his grave if he had 
seen Harry Hart's imitation of a reptile 
in agony. The Ephmen, who booed the 
announcer's preliminary "Ladies and 
Gentlemen, and GenUemen of Williams 
College," seemed to approve, however. 
Jam Session EcpUinsd 
The same master of ceremonies had 
quite a time explaining what a jam session 
was, although he valiantly strove to 
indicate that in it every man swung out 
for himself in a musical free-for-all. A 
definition of swing, however, wis more 
than h« dared to attempt, and with a 



"You'll just have to see for yourself" 
expression of pain, he vanished. 

The uninitiated did not have long to 
wait, though, as the curtain fell back to 
reveal the nine-piece unit sending right 
out of this world on "Honeysuckle Rose". 
And from then until Harry Hart's St. 
Vitus dance had disappeared behind the 
prevues of coming attractions, the blasts 
of the horns had a lot of competition from 
the tapping feet in the other end of the 
hall. 

Harry got off a bit of nice dirty trumpet 
work on "I Surrender, Dear", but the 
piece de resistance was "Flat Foot Floogie." 
Here the lads were solid right down to 
the core until they tried a vocal chorus, 
and had to give up in despair to let Lou 
Safford croon a remedy for the blues. 
"It's all about feeling low-down, here's 
the thing for you; I always knew I could 
sing if I was in the mood," he said after 
the debacle. 

Then Ted Brooks and Harry got in the 
groove with a trumpet-trombone duet 
that brought back audience interest 
before Sam Watt let go on a drum break 
that brought the ickies out of their cuth- 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUKSDAY. MARCH 21. 1939 



The Williams Record 

North Adams, IVlasaachuaetta 

Published Tuauday and Saturday by StudenU of Williams College during the achool year 

Subscription I'rico $3.00 psr year. 



Enteri'd at North Adams post olflce aa second class matter Friday, April 8, 1938 
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Much 21, 1*3* 



THE VOICE OF STUDENT OPINION 

\Vi' liavo not Ikcu the first to .suggest that tlie success of a Williams 
education depeiuls on the interest and vigor with whicii tiic individual 
stuflent ■ii)|)roaciies iii.s aeadeinie work. Whatever the lack of genuine 
intellect uai interest in the classroom here, there is no deficieney of 
general s|)eciilali()ii on changes in the curriciiliiin. Yet such iiil'ornud 
undergraduate cominent usually resolves itself into vague and destruc- 
tive criticism which, even if valuahle, is rarely noted in IIo|)kiii.s liall. 
The unfortunate fact is that even the interested student has very little 
to say about the nialcrials and methods he is expected to master. For 
this reason we welcome tomorrow evening's college meeting and 
Thursday's i)oll as a niagniliceiit opportunity for the undergraduate 
l)odv to crystallize it.s opinions on the curriculum and present the 
administration with eon.structive suggestions for change. 

While the primary value of the Phi Beta Kappa Society's project 
will lie in the coordination of .student opinion on the Williams academic 
program, there is one other aspect of the meeting which should not he 
overlooked. The thorough airing of curricular problems which is 
expected .should .serve to turn members of the two lower cla.s.ses to a 
reasoned consideration of what they should do in tlieir advanced study. 
Too often underclassmen choo.se courses and drift into majors with no 
conception of what they will he required to do, or what the alternative 
opportunities may be. The meeting, which must draw its hitelligent 
suggestions primarily from experienced upperclassinen, should im|)ress 
on freshmen and sophomores the intricacies of the curriculum and the 
importance of a carefully planned academic career. It is to he lioped 
that the meeting may stimulate lowerclas.smen to .sit in on various 
classes, talk with departmental heads, and question juniors and seiiior.s 
before registering in the si)ring. 

The ten-question poll has invited comment on key points in the 
curriculum. In only questions two and six — dealing with depart- 
mental sequence antl divisional requirements — do we feel that the 
Phi Beta Kappas are treading on dangerous ground. Any changes at 
these points .should be iwndered with utmo.st care. In the ne.xt issue 
we will consider the results of the poll and discuss more fully our stand 
on the various questions that have been raised. 

Obviously the tremendous possibilities and values of an organized 
evaluation of the curriculum depend on the intelligent cooperation of 
the entire .student body. It would be a sad commentary on the under- 
graduate state of mind if Jesup Hall were not packed to the rafters 
Wednesday evening and every individual did not devote the most 
penetrating thought to the questionnaire Thursday noon. All too 
seldom does the Williams undergraduate community have the oppor- 
tunity to act together on a common and vital que.stion. Here is ju.st 
such an opportunity; and if the voice of student opinioji is strong enough 
and intelligent enough it must surely be heard in Hopkins Hall. 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY, MARCH 20 
12:00 111. — Dr. Brainerd Muars, Ebenuzar 
Fitcli Professor of Clieniistry, will 
lead thu daily chapel services today 
throuKli Wednesday. Thonipson 
Memorial Chapel. 
8:30 p.m. — Cap and Bells presents 
Henrik Ibsen's All Enemy of the 
People. Williamstown Opera House. 

TUESDAY, iVlARCH 21 
8:30 p.m. — Cap and Bells presents 
Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the 
People. Williamstown Opera House. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 
7:30 p.m. — CollcRe meetinK called by 
Phi Beta Kappa. Jesup Hall. 

THURSDAY, MAl'lCH 23 
12:00 ni.— Tom K. Smith, Jr. '39 will 
lead the daily chapel service toda>' 
and tomorrow. Thompson Memorial 
Chapel. 

3:30 p.m. — Charlies L. Safford will present 
his weekly organ recital. 

4:30 p.m. — Dr. Theodore C. Smith, 
Woodrow Wilson professor of Ameri- 
can History and Government emerit- 
us, will discuss "What can and will the 
United States do for world democra- 
cies?" at the weekly faculty lecture. 
Thompscm Physical Laboratory. 



Jam Session 



(Continued from First Page) 
ions. DouK Hoyt, on the (lojihouse 
(bass viol to a longhair), joined hini, and 
the band crashed into a triumphant 
OIT-to-BulTalo together. 

After "Christopher Colunihus," Harry 
gave up all idea of playing a trumpet and 
wound up the evening by giving his own 
interpretation of a Western Massachusetts 
war dance to the jungle rhythm of "Na- 
gasaki." 



Notices 



Members of the classes of 1940, 1941, 
and 1942 now living in upperclass dormi- 
tories who wish to retain their present 
rooms for the next year will | lease notify 
the Trea.surer's Office immediately. Any 
room not reserved by 4:00 p.m., Wednes- 
day, April .S, will be considered vacant for 
next year. Plans for room drawing will 
be announced shortly after vacation. 



Campus Commencing this week, the 

Calandar control of the Campus 
Calendar will he in charge of Charles 
L. Kaufmann '40, President of the 
Williams Lecture Committee. Notices 
are to be left as usual in the Calendar Box 
in Jesup Hall. 



Curricular Revision 

(Continued from First Page) 
which a student could combine work in 
economics, American literature, political 
science, art, and American history? 

6. Do you approve of the present set-up 
in freshman-sophomore years in which 
each student must take two courses in 
every one of the three divisions — Language 
and Literature division, Social Studies and 
Philosophy division, and Science and 
Mathematics division? 

If you would like to see the system 
changed, check the most desirable alterna- 
tive below: 

a) abolition of all divisional require- 
ments, 

b) retention of only two divisional re- 
quirements, 

c) four courses outside the major, but 
three in one division, one in another. 

7. What courses do you think as now 
taught are not taught "objectively?" 

Do you think that any courses are "too 
objective," in that the instructor does not 
stir up enough controversy? If so, which 
courses? 

8. What courses in your major do you 
think should and could be made more 
interesting? 

9. (only seniors answer) 

Do you think your 19-20 course is well 
run? What changes would you suggest in 
subject, method, or professor? 

10. Additional comments: 

Murray S. Stedman, chairman of the 
Phi Bete committee, and William B 
Gates '39 inaugurated the present move- 
ment for the Williams Student Union 
recently, but decided that Phi Beta Kappa 
was the proper otsanization to handle 
a subject which conoems th« entire 



college. A committee was rapidly formed, 
and the college meeting and campus poll 
resulted. 

.Since the purpose of the meeting is to gel 
as representative a view as possible of 
umleigraduate opinion in this matter, 
open discu.ssion from llie floor will be en- 
couraged after each s|)eeeh, which will 
include presentations c;f both sides of the 
argument. The influeiuo which the nueting 
produces on the c:un[ius will be judged by 
comparing the answers of the students who 
attend VYednesday to the replies of those 
who do not. In case of a very large turn- 
out, the [iieeting will be held in Cbapiii 
Hall. 



Tonight's Play 



pl.iy 



(Continued Irom First Page) 
That iiecanie the theme of his new 
Polluted Baths Case 

With an unerring iiistinct for the right 
dramatic material, Ibsen chose the inci- 
dent of the polluteil baths as a testing- 
ground for the struggle between the 
individual and society. It is one of his 
characteristic themes, very much like his 
use of the "floating colTins" of the ship- 
owners of Pillars of .Society five years 
earlier — one that brings the passion for 
truth into conflict with the passion for 
profit, and is at the same time symbolically 
suggestive of society as a whole. Dr. 
Stockman is the generous idealist who 
fondly thinks his discovery of the pollu- 
tion of the town baths will earn him the 
gratitude of his fellow-townsmen. 

Instead he finds, step by step in three 
masterful acts, that the town's monied 
people, the political leaders, the middle- 
class, the liberal journalists, fall away 
from him. These three acts constitute a 
masterful analysis of the motives that 
impel men in each social stratum to 
action or cowardice. In a fourth torrential 
act, when Stockmann as a final gesture 
of faith brings his case to the common 
people at a meeting that he has called, they 
boo and mob him. All the veils of his 
belief in the majority fall away, and at the 
end of the play he is left standing defiantly 
alone. 

With all my admiration for the play, I 
cannot feel a similar admiration for Ibsen 
as political thinker. His theme is vague 
and muddled. It is the absolutist who is 
speaking who has set an impossible test 
for society, and when it is not fulfilled, 
forsakes the whole political process. It 
is the disillusioned itlealist who discovers 
that the world has not been created in the 
image of his idea. It is the intellectual, 
who finds that not truth but self-interest 
rules life, and so abandons himself whimsi- 
cally to that final solipsism of disappointed 
intellectuals: "the strongest man in the 
world is he who stands most alone." 

There is also a different sort of insight 
in the play. The strategic figures in 
determining the outcome are Peter Stock- 
mann, tbe mayor and tycoon of the town, 
and Hovstad, the editor. Representing 
the power of money and print they are 
invincible: they poison the minds of the 
people against the doctor and sabotage his 
meeting. To anyone watching the con- 
temporary world they become symbolic of 
the N'ery forces that are today paralyzing 
the resistance of the common people to 
the brutal lie of fascism. The mayor 
might well be Chamberlain, and Hovstad 
the servile hush-hush British press. The 
real insight that Ibsen might have ex- 
tracted from his sitiiaticm is the tyrannical 
power of strategic minorities. Actually at 
the very end, he does have his doctor 
hero turn to the people after all for the 
new world he hopes to create through edu- 
cation. He asks his sons to gather a 
dozen "street urchins — regular raga- 
muffins." He "will make liberal-minded 
and high-minded men" of them, and with 
them "drive all the wolves out of the 
country." 

Not Wholly Anti-Democratic 

Thus, while Ibsen wrote what has been 
taken as an anti-democratic tract (the 
reactionaries of his day all rejoiced in the 
play and delighted to honor him), it must 
not wholly be viewed thus. Every writer 
must be judged in the context of his era. 
Ibsen wrote at the high-point of European 
individualism. His confusion arose from 
the fact that he envisaged the social 
struggle as one between the individual as 
such and society as such, instead of be- 
tween one form of social organization and 
another, or one ethos and another. We 
are what we are, and Ibsen has looked 
deeply into our hearts. But while his 
insights were universal, the garment in 
which he clothed them was the now faded 
garment of Spencer's Man versus the 
State. In its day Ibsen's individualism 
was revolutionary, and it had in it a 
corrosive to eat away smugness and 
shackling convention and stupid tabus. 
But by isolating the intellectual it has 
proved self-defeating. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUKSDAY. MARCH 21, 1939 



Ernst to Speak 

(Conttouad from Fint Pag*) 
prominent historian and editor of the 
Louisville Courier-'limes, and Congress- 
man 'P. V. Smith are also hoped for in the 
near future. 

Liberal Clul) oflicials Alexander Holli- 
day and John O. Tonih '40 have approach- 
ed Dorothy Ihonipson and Governor 
Stassen, both political conservatists, in 
hopes of attaining a more balanced pro- 
Kram with representatives from the right 
side of the liberal fence. 

During the next two weeks, when final 
speaking plans are to be negotiated, 
arrangements will be niadefor round-tables 
and speaking sessions. Moth faculty and 
students will take part in the round-tables, 
with the panel nielhod of discussion being 
employed. 




WINNING ! 

Every week now finds us doing 
the cleaning work of more Wil- 
liams College students. That 
means our careful work, atten- 
tion to mending and repairs, 
and prompt service must be 
worth your attention, too. 



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"MASTER CLEANERS" 



Will Talk Thursday Night 




Governors Aiken,Baldtvin Strongly Oppose 
Federal Stands in Meandering Interviews 



Dr. Colin G. Fink, world renowned indust- 
rial chemist and head of the Department 
of Electro-Chemistry in Columbia Uni- 
versity who will speak in the Physics 
Laboratory Thursday at 8:00 p. m. on 
"Chemistry and Art". 



Shonk JMps Stanton, 3-1, 
In Sfjuash Final to Cop 
I Williams Trophy Again 

Pete Shonk took a 3-1 game measure 
of Jinmiy Stanton in the finals of the 
college tournament for the Williams 
Squash Trophj', donated last year by 
John C. Wilson '01, to annex the champ- 
ionship -Saturday afternoon for the second 
time in as many years. 

But the victory was by no means an 
easy win for Shonk, who barely pulled 
the first game out of the fire 16-13, 
followed up with a 15-10 score in the 
second stanza, dropped the third clash 
9-15, and then worked Stanton to a 15-12 
downfall for game, match, and tourna- 
ment. 

The contest was won primarily on errors, 
and few aces were chalked up by either 
contestant. Stanton dropped several heart- 
breaking corner nicks, but Shonk tangled 
up his opponent with some wall-skimming 
down-the-sidc drives. 



liy Scupper .\I. Parker '41 
\'erm(jnt's surprisingly progressive gov- 
ernor (ieorge D. Aiken, liberal in spite of 
the fact that it cost him only thirty cents 
to gain the Republican nojuinatiori in the 
C>reen Mountain primaries, discussed 
everything from floods to international 
policy .Monday, when he was driven all 
u\'er the tpiesti(jn lot by anox'er-anxious 
Record reporter. On the surface rather 
taciturn and ujiassuining, His Iv.xcellency 
took the interviewer by storm w ith su<l<len 
bursts ol humor, and left him lloundering 
in search of provocative <iuesti<«is. 

An attempt to convince the governor 
tliat lie should express a wish that Wil- 
liams \\ere in \'ermont lloppetl dismally, 
so this re|)(jrter tried to get on safer ground 
by asking for some statement on foreign 
affairs, and in particular on Roosevelt's 
policN'. The result was iimazing— a noted 
man was found who, although generally 
acknow ledged to be thoroughly acquainted 
with the governmeiits of states and coun- 
tries, had the courage to say, "I don't 
know nmch about foreign affairs." He 
added, however, that his general opinion 
was, "If every country would try to take 
care of its own affairs first, we'd lia\-e a lot 
less trouble in the world." 

(Continued on Fourth Page) 



"Wesleyan will take over Williams in 
football next year by a 12-0 or 12-6 score; 
this is one statement I will definitely 
make," said (lovernor Kayinoinl lialdwin 
of Connecticut, temporarily speaking of 
athletics, the refuge of most experienced 
politicians, when interviewed b\- a 
Record reporter. 

The tall, smiling executive, who pulled 
one of the major gubernatorial upsets of 
the past year when he defeated Democrat 
Williur L. Cross, running for his fifth 
term in office, turned to converse with a 
lew important political figures in Connec- 
ticut sitting near him at the dinner table. 
lie was speaking with one of the [jrosecut- 
ingattorne\s about the Waterbiiry scandal 
involving a former lieuteiiant-go\eriior. 

"Covernor, what do you think of the 
present foreign policy of the Roosevelt 
administration?" the harrassed would-be 
interviewer burst out from his position 
across the table during a momentary lull 
in the conversation. His Kxcellency 
paused for a moment, and then expressed 
deep concern with regard to our interna- 
tional relations, although he declined to 
make any definite "on the record" state- 
ment. 

The man whose campaign was widel\- 
_^ (Continued on Fourth Page) 



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Howard Lanin orchestra, a favorite 
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Debaters to Encounter 
Amherst and Wesleyan 

Monday, March 20 — Adeljjhic Union 
members will participate in two debates 
simultaneously tonight, with one group 
of speakers travelling to Mt. Ilolyoke 
College to meet Amherst, and another 
faction being entertained l)y Wesleyan at 
the Southington, Conn., Community 
Forum. Both debates will lie on the ques- 
tion, Krsohrd, that the United States 
should adopt a system of complete medical 
care at public expense. Williams will 
defend the negative against Amherst and 
the aftirmative against \\'esle>'an. 

John O. Tomb '40 and William P. 
Rosensohn '41 will represent the .\del|)hic 
Union at .Amherst, the debate counting 
one point in the .Amherst-Williams trophy 
race, while James M. Irish, Jr. and Jules 
D. Michaels '40 will take the rostrum 
against \Vesle\ an. 



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Schuman Will Speak 
On the Czechoslovak 
Break-Up over WBRK 

Frederick L Schuman, professor 
of political science, will undoubtedly 
outrage several more "eagle eyes" 
this evening when he broadcasts his 
version of the Czecho-Slovak break- 
up over station WBRK in Pittslield 
from 7:30 to 8:00. Dr. Schuman's 
speech is sponsored 1)\" the Williams 
Student Radio Council, which nearly 
succeeded in acquiring a network for 
the program. 

Sunday morning the Council pre- 
sented Guy de Maupassant's story. 
The Necklace, under the direction of 
Allan B. Neal '40, dramatic director 
of the program series. The famous 
short story, which is in the best de 
Maupassant tradition, was adapted 
for radio by John K. Savaciiol '39. 

The cast included Mrs. Clarence 
C. ChalTee, Mrs. Henry C. Hatfield, 
Miss Lois Corley, and Neal, Thomas 
W. Murphy and James E. Roohan 
'41. Francis deL. Verdery '41 sang a 
solo number at the end of the pro- 
gram. 



Art Show Features 
Impressionist Work 

To supplement instruction in fine arts 
with original works of art not available 
in the local collection, the Lawrence Art 
Museum is holding an exhibition of im- 
pressionist paintings, characteristic of 
the school that grew up in the late nine- 
teenth century, and color prints of the 
same era. In addition to the display which 
will be continued until March 26 is a set 
j of forty mounted photographs illustrating 
the Arthurian legend Both groups are on 
loan from the Boston Museum of Fine 
Arts. 

Works of Corot, Boudin, Monet, and 
Sickert have been selected to represent 
the impressionist school, while the prints 
include efTorts of other artists, including 
Pissarro, Renoir, and Scurat. The Arthur- 
ian legend is introduced by photographs of 
early manu.script illuminations, sculpture, 
and paintings, illustrating the most 
famous versions of the story, together 
with scenes from the romances of Tris- 
tram and the Holy Grail. 



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Aiken Views 



(CoottBiwil fasB Thiid FMt) . 
OulikM FDR's 'Mailed Fimt' 

Interviewed before a speech in the Im- 
manuel Congregational Church in Hart- 
ford, the executive showed no great love 
for Roosevelt or his jwlicies. This attitude 
is undoubtedly due at least in part to the 
X'ermonter's recent run-in with the federal 
government on the question of a state's 
right to say where its flood control dams 
shall be located. "1 don't like to see Roose- 
velt shake the mailed fist," he stated, "and 
I have sometimes feared that he would 
do almost anything to keep his power." 

"Why," cracked Aiken in his nasal 
drawl, "the huiricaiie — that little twenty 
minute blow — did more to bring back 
prosperity to N'erniont than seven years 
of wind from Washington." Led on by 
this reference to last fall's disaster, he 
added, "After the fiood many meadows 
were so badly washed out that wood- 
chuck holes were left standing three 
feet in the air." 

Urges Municipal Ownership 

The man whom many expect to go nnich 
farther politically than the governorship 
of Vermont branched into his favorite 
topics — just what the state and national 
government's control over dam locations 
should be, and just who should control 
the utilities. "1 have always advocated 
municipal ownership of utilities; but I 
make a strong distinction between munici- 
pal and federal ownership. The advantage 
of the former is well illustrated in my own 
state, where several villages are supporting 
themselves on the profits from their elec- 
trical plants. I don't believe in giving the 
utility companies any advantages over 
other folks," he snapped. 

"1 am opposed to having the flood con- 
trol program dominated by any agency, 
federal or private, that is looking for 
financial returns from the production of 
power. In such an event flood control 
would inevitably be sacrificed." 



Baldwin Opinions 



CouUniMd Irom Third P*g*) 
publicized by pictures of Baldwin apples, 
apparently in the hope that the voters 
would like that variety, suddenly said, 
"Here's something for you; you can say 
that the slogan for this administration in 
Connecticut is 'A job in private industry 
for everyone.' " 

After Governor Aiken's speech later 
that same Monday evening this reporter 
decided to try to see Governor Baldwin, 
who had introduced the Vermont executive 
once again in an attempt to gather enough 
material for a story. Between the many 
handshakings and congratulations ten- 
dered the Nutmeg State's leader by mem- 
bers of the audience, this interviewer 
interposed, "Do you think that the 
Republicans are 'in' nationally and locally 
for some time now?" Radiating confidence, 
the amiable executive responded, "No 
matter who the Democrats run in 1940, 
we'll win." 

Baldwin agreed wholly with Governor 
Aiken's stand on the flood control situa- 
tion, and added, "There seems to be an 
effort at the present time in Washington 
to try to extend federal rights into states, 
using rivers and streams as an excuse for 
this extension." 



Curricular Revision 
Treated in 'Sketch' 



Murray S. Stedinan '39 initiates the 
drive for revision of the curriculum in his 
article, "A Glance at the Curriculum", 
which features the March issue of Sketch, 
appearing today. .Stedman's article will 
serve as part of the groundwork of Wed- 
nesday evening's college meeting of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society to discuss cur- 
ricular changes. 

Stories in the first issue under the new 
board include "Second Mother" by James 
M. Burns '39, ".Spanish Mosaic" by 
Alexander Holliday '40, and "Life's 
Like A Rose" by Thayer Hopkins '40. 
John 0. Tomb '40 discusses the position 
of liberalism and its possible future in 



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and points out the ini|Kjrtance of the role 
which the Liberal Club's conference on 
May 5 and 6 may play. 

Ravlaw of Schuman 

Frank Sayre '09 is the subject of the 
"Sketches from Life" department this 
month, written by Richard H. Lovell '41. 
Frank D. Brown '40, new editor, reviews 
Dr. Frederick L. Schuman's latest book, 
Europe on the Eve, and Henry E. Russell, 
Jr. '40 writes the second book review in 
the issue. 

Other columns are "Sports" by Robert 
P. Cramer '40, "Theatre" by Allan B. 
Neal '40, and "Music" by Holliday. 
liward B..A. Walton '41 and Eugene E. 
Wolfe '42 illustrated the issue, while the 
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The Williams Record 



VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1939 



No. 4 



Students Urge 
Close Scrutiny 
Of Curriculum 



Phi Bete College Meeting 
Clarifies Undergraduate 
Criticisms of Program 



Changes Suggested 

Prerequisites for Major, 
Departmental Sequence 
Chief Topics of Debate 



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By William H. Callender, '41 
Jusup Hall was the scene of a brisk 
spring houseclcanirig Wednesday evening 
when members of Phi Beta Kappa and 
sonic ISO undergraduates gathered to 
shake the dust of four years of student 
inactivity from the problem of curriculum 
revision. When the meeting was ad- 
journed after an hour and a half of open 
discussion which followed brief intro- 
ductory speeches by four members of 
Phi Beta Kappa, chief issues involved in 
the question of curricular changes had 
at least been considered and clarified. 

Robert S. Schultz, 3rd '39, chairman, 
emphasized at the outset that the purpose 
of the meeting was to present the faculty 
with a comprehensive and constructive 
report of the undergraduates' opinions of 
the existing curriculum, and a list of 
suggestions for revision, through Thurs- 
day noon's campus questionnaire. He 
urged moderation as the most effective 
means of convincing the faculty that a 
critical examination of the academic sys- 
tem is needed. 
Would Relieve 'Double Feature' 
Formal presentation of the questions 
on the questionnaire, the results of which 
are given elsewhere in this issue, was in- 
augurated by John E. Sawyer '39, who 
spoke on the desirability of loosening up 
prerequisite requirements in literature and 
social science. Such a revision would 
eliminate the "double feature angle" 
which requires the student to sit through 
a course he does not want to take in 
order to be eligible for one he does, the 
speaker declared. 

Agreement was general that prerequisite 
requirements should be made less stringent 
in several "popular" courses which an- 
nually attract many students who lack 
the necessary 1-2 or 3-4 qualifications. 
The point was made, however, that a 
number of the professors have expressed 
dissatisfaction with the lack of elementary 
knowledge in allegedly "advanced" courses. 
MacGruer Aaks Less Rigidity 
John A. MacGruer, Jr., '39 spoke on 
the question of having a less rigid de- 
partmental sequence in the major and 
permitting men to substitute a course in 
(ConHnud on Saooad P«a*) 



T. C. Smith Defends 
Anti-Dictator Policy 

Calls It Subtle Plan Which 
Shows BeneHcial Effect 
without Involving Risks 



"If the United States was justified in 
1917 in trying to make the world safe 
for democracy, it must be equally justified 
now — but conditions are difTerent," asser- 
ted Theodore C. Smith, Woodrow Wilson 
Professor of History, emeritus, in the last 
of the winter Faculty Lecture Series 
Thursday afternoon. He went on to justify 
the Roosevelt foreign policy both in the 
light of the intervention in 1917, and in 
the light of its impact upon Europe today. 

The past year has marked a complete 
reversal in the American attitude toward 
the totalitarian countries, Dr. Smith said. 
Previously it had been one of detached 
indifference, but now it is a feeling of uni- 
versal disapproval and apprehension, 
caused by the militarism of these states, 
and the barbarism within them. 
F.D.R.'a PoUoy InvolvM Uttl* Ridt 

Point by point he went down President 

Wilson's reasons for opposing Germany in 

the Great War, and cited the counterpart 

today. "But," he said, "as long as Great 

Coillanad ob nilb[P«a*) 



'Sketch' Representation of Williams Man 
Hardly Good Photograph, Mansfield Claims 



By Luther S. Mansfield 
Assistant Professor of English 
In announcing the intention "to con- 
fine ourselves to literature which we as 
Williams students can produce better 
than any one else," the new editors of 
Sketch have demonstrated that they are 
on the right track. The undergraduate 
writer ought to be himself, not "a gangster, 
or a tenement <iweller" — unless, of course, 
in extracurricular expeditions he has 
assumed those characters. And Sketch 
should try, as apparently the new editors 
intend, to represent so far as possible in 
full that nijthical creature, the Williams 
man, the composite of 800 undergraduate 
personalities. As the current issue of 
Sketch represents him, or most any issue 
for that matter, the Williams man appears 
predominantly intellectual, a man of more 
head than heart — hardly a good photo- 
graph. 

Disapproves o£ Imitative Fiction 
The two stories by James M. Burns and 
Thayer Hopkins are sincerely written, 
plausibly undergraduate in material, tone, 
and expression, good as far as they go, but 
rather slight. Uavid Simond's "Ice and 
Earth" has many fine poetic qualities. 
The rest of the fiction and verse seems to 



me i[nitallve and even insincere — little 
more than \in undergraduate's attempt to 
write like ii writer he does not understand 
about something he does not understand 
or feel. Surely the Williams under- 
graduate is not adequately represented by 
such a thill parcel of imaginalive and 
emotional material. 

But faked romance, cheap sensational- 
ism, and surface sentiment will not correct 
this deliciency. There must be much 
good, unwritten or unsubmitted fiction 
and poetry about what has or could happen 
to the Williams man. Undergraduates 
are essentially reticent, whatever they 
may boast. And reticence is not the stuff 
out of which genuine imaginative literature 
is made. What the Sketch editors can do 
about it, I don't know. 

Non-Fiction Commendable 

The articles and columns are for the 
most part interesting and appropriate. 
To some extent, the idealism and vigor 
of Murray Stedman's survey of the cur- 
riculum and the graphic power and drama 
of Richard Lovell's sketch of Francis B. 
Sayre supply what is lacking in the fiction 
and poetry, but even the best non-fiction 
cannot quite do that. 

(Continued on FifUi Page) 



Fink's Lecture 
Demonstrates 
Science in Art 



Renowned Chemist Speaks 
on Methods to Restore 
Aged Works to Former 
Condition in Laboratory 



Methods of restoring invaluable art 
treasures, detecting frauds, and prevent- 
ing decomposition through modern science 
were described and explained to an atten- 
tive audience by Dr. Colin G. Fink, head 
of the Division of Electro-Chemistry in 
Columbia University and world-renowned 
authority on the subject, Thursday night 
in the Physics Laboratory. 

Seeing the error in the restoration 
processes employed before 1922, Dr. Fink 
evolved a new approach to the problem 
and devised a method to "reverse the 
process of. corrosion" which has destroyed 
countless ancient objects d'art. He pro- 
ceeded on the assumption that statues 
and bronzes do not corrode uniformly, 
but that the protrusions in any given piece 
(Coatinuad on nith Page) 



Sailors Choose Turner 
As Commodore, Outline 

Ambitious Spring Plans 

/■ 

Stanley K. Turner, Jr., '40, ace dinghy 
and "Star" skipper, was elected Wednes 
day to succeed James P. Lewis '39 as 
commodore of the Williams Yacht Club at 
the first meeting of that organization this 
year. Commodore Lewis outlined plans 
for the coming spring, which include at 
least four intercollegiate regattas and an 
attempt to build up the Lake Pontoosuc 
dinghv fleet,, , ,. ^,w» >-;;;»»;■ > 

The enthusiastic sailors, who number 
thirty-five, the largest in many years, 
selected Arthur J. Santry, Jr., '41, as 
their vice commodore, while Robert N. 
Bavier, Jr., '40, high scorer of the club 
became secretary and Roger F. Conant '41 
treasurer. Miles Fox, Kimball Loring 
and Romeyn Everdell were appointed to 
the executive committee representing the 
junior, sophomore, and freshman classes 
respectively. 

At the meeting Commodore Lewis 
outlined plans for obtaining seven or eight 
dinghies, owned by members of the club, 
at Lake Pontoosuc this spring, and hoped 
that one or two regattas may be held here, 
If there are sufficient facilities, sailing 
will count as a regular P.T. credit for 
freshmen and sophomores, he said. 
(ConliBued on Fourth Page) 



Flowers' Stress on Characters in Ibsen 
Production Is Success, Says Brown '39 



By H. Barksdale Brown, '39 
One of the most noteworthy aspects of 
Cap and Bells' recent presentation is the 
courage shown by that group in attempt- 
ing so diflAcult a work as Ibsen's AnEnemy 
of the People. That a play of so intricate 
a nature, of so dubious an interpretation 
has been creditably performed on the 
stage of the Williamstown Opera House 
should be praise enough in itself. But the 
audience received the play with enough 
enthusiasm to indicate that the production 
was more than a mere stab at something 
out of the reach of the amateur dramatics. 
In directing the piece, Mr. Flowers has 
offered an interpretation other than the 
conventional one. According to his recent 
article in The Record, he has attempted 
to present the characters as slightly ex- 
aggerated. As a result the social side 
of the dramatic conflict is reduced to the 
minimum, and the struggle of one individu- 
al against others becomes the keynote of 
the play. 

Whitney's Portrayal Ezoallent 
With this interpretation in mind, the 
cast has done nobly. When the question 
of right and justice over convention is 
placed in a secondary light, it is then im- 
possible for so weak a man as Dr. Stock- 
man to be presented entirely sympathetic- 
ally, and Bradford Whitney's character- 
ization of the emotional scientist cannot 
be criticized for its failure to arouse 
strong feeling for his irrational, madcap 



philosophies. In portraying the doctor 
as an irresponsible and exaggerated 
egotist, Whitney has done a fine job. 

Henry Rossell's mayor is naturally a 
more powerful character. Particularly in 
the opening scene, one feels that the man's 
dyspeptic and crotchety bad temper is a 
bit overemphasized, but when the key- 
note of the play is exaggeration, this is in 
keeping. In portraying a villain, Rossell 
has without doubt the ability to instill 
instant dislike on the part of his audience, 
and it is perhaps in this that his character 
seems to the observer stronger than that 
of the doctor, toward whom the audience 
reaction is rather more negative. 

'Old Red Barn' Creeps In 

In other minor roles, Mrs. Newhall and 
Robert Cave are outstanding. The part 
of Mrs, Stockman is the most human in the 
play, and least adapted to exaggeration. 
Mrs. Newhall plays the part with sincerity 
and finesse. Her attitude towards Stock- 
man draws an unusually fine picture of a 
woman to whom security is meaningless 
when called on to defend her husband's 
scatterbrained reforms. Cave is admir- 
able in the part of the cadging and 
"moderate" Aslakaen. His oily, sub- 
servient self-satisfaction is one of the high- 
lights of the play, transcending mere ex- 
aggeration to becoite most biting satire. 

The part of Hovstad is a difficult one at 
best. There is little in the play itself 
(CoBUniad L SIzlli Fa«a) 



Campus Favors Loosening 
Departmental Rigidities 



Sayre Receives Cable 
Begging Aid for Czech 

.Nazi terror, the fre(|Uent topic of 
Professor Frederick Schuman's books 
and lectures, was brought close to 
home TucscUu', when Woodrow W. 
Sayre '40 received a frantic cable 
from a feminine Czech student at 
Oxford University, begging help for 
her mother and brother who were 
stranded in Prague. 

The cable, which was sent from 
London, expressed a feeling of almost 
hopeless terror. It read: "Mother, 

brother endangered, Prague 

Please help secure visas Edith — " 

.Sayre's foreign friend apparently 
hoped that he could use his influence 
with the Department of State to 
bring safety to her family. 



1939 U.C. Selects 31 
As Junior Advisers 

e 

Four Alternates Named 
to Fill Vacancies Which 
May Occur Before Fall 



Ballots Evidence Students' 
Dislike of Prerequisites; 
Advocate Establishment 
of Two Additional Majors 



After several weeks of consideration, 
the Junior Adviser Committee of the 
1939 Undergraduate Council announced 
Thursday the list of thirty-one junior 
advisers from the class of 1941, naming at 
the same time four alternates. 

The sophomores named are^ follows:- 
DANA CLAY ACKERLEY \ 
EUGENE EDWARD BEYER, Jr. 
PEARCE FOWLER BOYER, Jr. 
FRANK STUART BROWNE "^ 
FRANK JOSEPH BUSH 
WILLIAM WOLCOTT COLLINS 
HOWARD FREDERICK DETMER 
JOHN AGNEW EARLE 
CHARLES BENNER FERGUSON 
JAMES WARREN FOWLE 
ROBERT FRANCIS HERGUTH 
LANMAN TRUMBULL HOLMES ' 
ROBERT FRANKLIN JORDAN, 2nd 
KIMBALL ATHERTON LORING, Jr. 
RICHARD H. LOVELL 
FRANCIS JOSEPH McNALLY 
ROBERT SEELEY MORTON 
JASPER WILLIAM NICOLLS, Jr. 
PRESTON SEITER PARRISH 
SCUDDER MERRILL PARKER 
JOHN CROWTHER PRIZER "^ 
JOHN HAMILTON RICE 
GEORGE EDWARD RICHARDS 
RICHARD PETER RICHARDS 
ARTHUR JOSEPH SANTRY, Jr. 
WILLIAM MERLE SEBRING, Jr. 
OSWALD TOWER, Jr. 
FRANCIS deLUZE V^DERY 
EUGENE WEBB l/ 
ROBERT BORST WHITTEMORE 
EARLE WAYNE WILKINS, Jr. 
Alternates; 

1) MILES GEORGE BURFORD 

2) GEORGE SELDEN PITT 

3) FRANCIS HENSHAW DEWEY 

4) RAYMOND CRAGIN LEWIS 



Treasurers Approve 
Cheaper Light Rate; 
Start House Survey 

At a meeting Sunday noon, the 
Treasurers' Association voted to 
adopt the new rate on electricity 
offered a week before by the Northern 
Berkshire Gas Company. This rate, 
based on area, should save the social 
groups over $1,(X)0 per year, according 
to Gerald B. O'Grady '40, vice presi- 
dent, and will go into effect as soon as 
the contracts can be drawn up and 
approved. 

The association will also start 
action shortly on a comprehensive 
survey of the expenditures of the 
various fraternities. O'Grady, who 
is in charge of this work, hopes to 
discover which houses are spending 
less than others and the reasons why 
some houses are less costly than 
others. It is hoped that some way 
of generally reducing fraternity ex- 
penses will be uncovered. 



By Alexander R. Johnston, '41 

Williams College undergraduate opinion 
took a distinct if traditional trend towards 
curriculum liberality, when l)allots issued 
by the Phi Beta Kappa Society Thursday 
noon disclosed an overwhelming desire 
on the part of the campus for more choice 
in the prerequisite field and less depart- 
mental rigidity in major retiuirements. 
On no section of the questionnaire did a 
majority approve of the status quo. 

A four year spark was touched off 
Wednesday night in Jesup Hall at a 
meeting closed to the faculty, when 
senior spokesmen Robert S. Schultz, III, 
chairman of the gathering, John E. Sawyer, 
John A. MacGruer, Jr., and H. Barksdale 
Brown focused attacks on a lack of student 
freedom in selecting 1-2 courses relating 
to future majors. 

534 Favor Less Rigidity 

On the opening section of the question- 
naire a grand total of 534 cast their votes 
in favor of loosening up prerequisite 
requirements in literature and social 
science departments in order to permit 
advanced students to skip the regular first 
year studies now demanded. Eighty- 
seven were against the move, while eight 
were indifferent. 

The margin desiring change was almost 
as great on the next where 456 approved a 
more fluid departmental sequence with 
substitution in another junior sequence 
course allowed. 151 undergraduates de- 
sired the present system of strict adher- 
ence to the chns°n major, and nine were 
indifferent. 

Overwhelming Vote for Sociology 

In answer to whether or not Williams 
should establish an entirely new Sociology 
Department, campus opinion was etjually 
one sided in its desire for the new and 
different. 448 implicitly signed up for the 
new course, while 137 disapproved and 
30 were totally uninterested either way. 

In the question of adding more courses 
in the field of music, 486 outvoted ninety- 
two reactionaries, and twenty-nine were 
indifferent. If student desire were to pre- 
vail, a third new major called American 
Civilization would also be founded. This 
course, along the same lines as one about 
to be offered at Smith, would combine 
work in economics, American literature, 
political science, art, and American history. 
449 favored the innovation while 126 were 
opposed. 

Divisional Requirements Hold Own 

The sixth section of the questionnaire 
asked approval or disapproval on the 
matter of the current set-up in freshman- 
sophomore years when each student must 
take two courses in all three divisions, 
language and literature, social studies 
and philosophy, and science and math- 
ematics. Voters were given three alterna- 
tive changes and requested to check the 
most desirable. 

(ConUnaad on Sixth Page) 



Nicolls First in Glee 
Club'41 Competition 

J. William Nicolls, Jr., '41 of Plymouth 
Meeting, Pa., has been named business 
manager of the 1940-41 Glee Club as the 
result of a competition begun last fall, 
W. Wellington Vandeveer '39, present 
head of that department, announced 
Thursday. The assistant managership 
will be shared by two men, George 
Barnett of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Roy E. 
Eblen, Jr. '41 of West Hartford, Conn. 

Coming to Williams from Episcopal 
Academy in Philadelphia, Nicolls was on 
the soccer team last fall, is a member of 
honor system committee and the W.C JV. 
Cabinet. He is affiliated with Zeta Psi. 
Eblen prepared for college at Kingswood, 
has received his class numerals as baseball 
score keeper, and is a member of Phi 
Sigma Kappa. Barnett entered from 
Exeter, and is a member of^the Deutsekt 
Verein and the Garfield Qub. 



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TiiK Rkiohi) takes |)lea.sure in announcing that as a result of tiic 
first (•onipetitioii lor tiie Cla.ss of 19U William P. ("antwell of Saranac 
Lake, New ^'ork; Heri)ert S. (iay, .Jr., of We.st Orange, New .Jersey; 
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Jr., of Ki/iKston, IVnn.sylvaiiia; Robert Tally olf San Franci.sco, Cali- 
fornia; and Stillniaii K. Westln'ook, .Jr., of Hartford, Coiiiiccticut, have 
Iteeii elected to the Ivlitorial Roard. 



From The Fence 



TOWARD DYNAMISM IN LIBERAL ARTS 

One fourth of the Williains undergraduate Ijody, judged hy atteiul- 
aiice at the college meeting Wednesday, i.s interested in its curriculum. 
The remaining three-fourths are willing to tolerate the remnants of archaic 
courses, uninteresting lectures, and unpractical retiuirements. To us it 
seem.s tiiat there hardly could be a more devastating reflection of tlie 
present intellectual apathy. 

When one looks at the results of the |)oll on the curriculum, however, 
this view becomes less discouraging. Here is evidence that the apathetic 
can resijond, once .startled by something in their actual presence. They 
can't muster up the interest to attend a meeting, hut they will answer a 
poll thru.st before them. Likewise, although they drow.se through a dull 
classroom where the i)roblems are not brought home, they will respond 
to a profes.sor who makes even the prosaic seem exciting, liducation, 
then, becomes the question of providing active rather than static minds 
among both the faculty and undergraduates. 

Perhaps the apathetic realize more acutely than otiiers tiiat it is tlie 
scattered .strictures in the present set-up which do much to deaden what- 
ever intellectual interest may exist early in freshman year. We agree 
heartily with tlie eighty-six percent who want a loosening of prerequisites. 
Some professors may contend that they cannot teach atlvanced courses as 
they would like as long as men do not have elementary training. Yet the 
fact remains that an abundance of courses can be undertaken very profit- 
ably without previous exiiericnce in 1-2 study. And if Williams desires to i '^^f' Ch'msm|ster respectively >■> HieOw/ 



If in this article 1 am Inclined to get a 
little off the subject of fraternity struggles 
on the intramural field, I tlon't want the 
Krat lirchalls to feel that they have no 
place to go, no one to tarn to. It is merely 
the desire to diverge for a moment to 
meadows which may he eciiially green. 

Bell Disease will lie the subject tonight. 
It ain't nece.ssaril> so that folks have al- 
ways Ijcen running anjund like I'avlov's 
dog every time they heartl a bell. .\mi 
that's not the ilog Toothpick Todd jostled 
about with his car Thursday. In fact one 
eminent scholar, .Serge (arlester Hack- 
saddle, was chagrined almost beyond 
measure when he was preparing to write 
his |)h,d. thesis on the Hells of Old Mesa- 
potamia to find that they ilidn't have bells 
then. They came in with llie Christian era. 
Probably the greatest olTeiiders against 
society are the bell makers (founders they 
are called in trade journals) aijd bell 
ringers. They haven't a name for these 
operators yet. .Naturally I am not speaking 
metaphorically when I .say bell ringer 
because some gal who rings your bell is 
probably a red hot article and is Jake all 
the way around. 1 mean the guys w ho push 
the button and are directl>- responsible for 
the ting-a-ling. 

Now we got a whole bunch of these 
amateur Hunchbacks of Notre IJaine 
around here whose business it is to toll a 
bell at the drop of a hat. After all, what is 
the (lean's office but a system set up to 
ring them and get you from one diss to 
another? And then there are all the char- 
acters who beat the gongs to tell you when 
you eat. And lastly we have our special 
crew which plays tunes for us in the morn- 
ing when we stagger to early classes. 
These folks are called Chimesniaster and 



maintain its liberal arts tradition, breadth of study must not be discour 

■ aged. 

Vor this same reason we second even more strongly the 486 men who 
want more music courses. They appreciate the great success Amherst 
has encountered in expanding this field. Certainly, in our mad, uncertain 
age men need a refuge from the more pressing troubles of the world. It 
may be an interest in Wagnerian opera, in Beethoven, or even in the 
changing frenzies of swing. Again it may be a capability for certain 
instruments. Whatever the form, though, unless some nourishment 
appears before business days set in, colleges will continue to turn out 
practical minded men with no concern for the relaxing .stimulation of the 
arts. 

The large vote for the establishment of a sociology department and 
an American Civilization major also deserves loud support. Introduction 
of the former would allow for adequate treatment of our myriad of social 
problems, the imi)ortance of which increases with the rising complexity 
of our life. .Vnd a co-ordination of the various phases of American 
development would no doubt hell) W^illiams' .sons of the middle class to 
realize that our society is really dynamic. 

AVe lielicve society to be highly dynamic. We want students to be 
led to appreciate that dynamism. Thus, we feel that .some studies .should 
be pursued intensively, rather than in a scattered fashion. To allow an 
undergraduate to .skip a prerequisite and take a course outside his major, 
is one thing. But to allow students to avoid the stiffer and less attractive 
portions of a sequential sy.stem defetits the necessity for the thorough 
understanding of one field. It means that men will substitute half truths 
for a real ajjpreciatioii of the dynamism their major might uncover. 
•If these se(|uence courses are now being packed occasionally with pro- 

' fessors who feel some outside power is required to assure good registration, 
the problem becomes one of .staff rather than of curricular arrangement. 

We advocate further the retention of the present divisional require- 
ments. We do so because we believe that such a system, if properly 
handled, may indicate more clearly that the dynamism of society is not 
limited to the study of the social science field. And we do .so, becau.se we 
in.sist vehemently upon the necessity of preserving the liberal arts method 
of education. For just as .standardized and specialized Americans need 
music in their souls, they also need broad perspective in their views. 
We have presented here our .stand on the immediate problem of the 
poll. In later issues we shall discuss the more general matter of the 
intellectual attitudes on the campus. For it is our firm belief that the 
"Williams system" contributes considerably to tlic|)resentdis.satisfactions. 
Curricular changes we mii.st have, if college is to provide any intellectual 
reserves, any well-trained thinking jjroces.ses, any sense of values, any 
stimuli for mind and soul. But below all lies the basic need for the re- 
creation of the spirit which battles for education, intelligence, and under- 
standing. 

With this issue The Record suspends publication until the issue 
of April 8. 



CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, MARCH 24 
8:30 p.m. — Jam session with the Purple 
Knights and Harry Hart. Jesup Hall. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 
11:55 p.m. — College closes for Spring 
f recess. 

" MONDAY, APRIL 3 

8KX) p.m. — College re-opcns. 



Notice 



Members of the classes of 1940, 1941, 
and 1942 now living in upperclass dorm- 
itories who wish to retain their present 
rooms for next year should notify the 
Treasurer's Office immediately. Any 
room not reserved by 4:00 p.m., Wednes- 
day, April S, will be considered vacant for 
next year. 



and are Charlie Cleaver and Lou SalTord. 
If anyone has ever trouliled himself to 
climb up to where they play and see the 
conditions under which they have to work, 
despite the fact that their profession ranks 
them as enemies of man, he will be moved 
to some pity for them. The keyboard con- 
sists of a bunch of old handles which might 
(ConUnucd on Thlid Fag*) 



Curriculum Meeting 

(ConUaued from First Page) 
another department for his junior sequence 
course. The substitution of Economics 
3-4 for Political Science 5-6, the present re- 
quired junior course in the political science 
major, was cited as an example. 

Feeling on this question was evenly 
divided, with one side maintaining that 
when a man signs up for his major he 
should expect to have a certain amount of 
"dirty work" to do, while the other camp 
held that too much concentration in the 
major is undesirable in most cases. A 
compromise was effected between the two 
viewpoints when the suggestion was made 
that the faculty should look at the de- 
partmental sequences anew in an effort 
to determine whether the courses were 
absolutely essential to the major. 

The creation of a sociology department, 
expansion of the college's lone music 
course, and the establishment of a new 
major called "American Civilization" were 
touched upon briefly by Schultz in the 
next topic of discussion. Of the three 
suggested additions to the curriculum, 
that of music received the almost unani- 
mous approval of the audience. 
Over-Specialization Should Be Avoided 

Divisional requirements were discussed 
pro and con by H. Barksdale Brown '39, 
who stated that the student is mistaken 
who assumes that courses which do not 
contribute to his major lack value for him. 
On the other hand, lack of interest in a 
course which is taken only to fulfill a 
divisional requirement adversely affects 
the whole class as a whole, he declared. 

Abolishment of all divisional require- 
ments was rejected as a policy which would 
eventually lead to over-specialization and 
the destruction of the liberal arts educa- 
tional system of Williams. Some change 
was advocated, however, and the proposal 
which would keep the present set-up but 
require four courses outside the division 
in which your major lies, three of which 
would come in the same division, was 
favored by the audience. 

Too much "objectivity" in certain 
courses, and mc^ns of raising controversy 
through a "spirit of inquiry" in 1-2 courses 
were mentioned by Schultz, at the close 
of the meeting. It was agreed, however, 
that "objectivity" is valuable in teaching 
a 1-2 course, where the student must get a 
concrete background for the more ad- 
vanced work which follows in his junior 
and senior years. 




FIVE sophomores at a New England university had 
been assigned to report on the residential districts of 
a southern city, its principal products and the location 
of its plantations. 

Hour after hour they thiniib(;d through book after 
book in the library— all to no avail. Tlx^n one of them 
had a happy idea— why not telephonf! the city's Mayor? 
They did — and in a few minutes had all the informa- 
tion they needed. 

No matter what the question— in college, in social 
life, in business — you'll find the lelc[)honc is often 
the cpickest, most economical way to get the answer. 



How cihout a telephone call to Dad? 

Rotes to most points are lowest any time 

after 7 P, M. and oil day Sunday. 




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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY. MARCH 25, 1939 



FROM THE FENCE 

(ConHnusd from S«Gond Page) 

have been taken off any wheelbarrow and 
used because it was a little uphill to get a 
lot of electrical buttons up those narrow 
stairs. 

These embryonic whiflle-trces are at- 
tached to the clappers iji the bells by some 
iron rods, leather thongs, and a few other 
miscellaneous primitive means. When 
they push the handles, the bells ring and 
then they have to pull them up again to 
get ready to play the note. This kind of 
stuff will make a body's hands gnarled anil 
horny in no time. 

A few questions were enough to con- 
vince me that these gents are pretty 
normal in most ways and agree that they 
are against bells as an institution, but 
somebody must play them. Lou says he 
always thinks about why he had to eat so 
fast to get down there in time. Well, that 
shouldn't he so hard after the first few 
mental cross-examinations and would 
become dull to most after a while, but he 
excuses it on the grounds that it's pretty 
early to get taken right out of this world, 
and anyway he can't hear what he is 
playing. All he hears is the handles scrap- 
ing against the wood frame. Who's to say 
who is better off? On the whole they are 
|)retty dinkum chaps who just got off to 
a poor start. 



Years 



Ago 1 



8 YEARS AGO— C. E. Good elected 
to basketball captain- 
cy for 1931-32 season . . . Williams swim- 
mers win over K. P. I. 41-36, Swayze high 
point scorer ... B. R. Fields, Jr. 
re-elected president by seniors. 



13 YEARS AGO— Plan formulated for 

new gym . . . 
Successful presentation of Shaw's comedy 
"You Never Can Tell" by "Cap and Bells" 
. . . Ephraim Williams birthday celebrated 
by smoker and vaudeville show in gym. 



18 YEARS AGO— R. S. HofTman chosen 
editor of 1923 "Gul" 
. . . Williams defeats Amherst in track 
64i to 61J . . . Williams takes third place 
in Intercollegiate Track Meet, Tech 
winning and Boston College second . . . 
Alumni undertake to raise $1,500,000 en- 
dowment fund. 



23 YEARS AGO— Work begun on new 
Thompson Chemical Laboratory . . . En- 
sign wins cup in Lehman track meet . . . 
H. A. Welch '17 elected to head 1916 
ootball eleven. 



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Tournaments In the course of the 
daily check-up, we daw- 
dled yesterday up to Joe Bolster's dispen- 
sary to ask Joe what he thought of curricu- 
lar changes and incidentally to investigate 
the First Annual Braehead Whist, Crib- 
bage, and Pitch Social so widely a<lver- 
tised recently. 

The rules of cribbage have always been 
too complicated for us, and pitch is a game 
reserved entirely for firemen; so we con- 
fined ourselves to our favorite radiator 
sport, bridge. The archaic halls of Bol- 
ster's Palace have undoubtedly witnessed 
many strange events, but none comparable 
to the antics of the foursome which was 
gaming there yesterday. A glance at the 
score card convinced us that no one at 
Ihal table would even get a sip of the cham- 
pagne cup which is the grand prize. 
Above the biie were mountains of figures 
in denominations of from fifty to SCO, 
and below the line was nothing but a few 
odd games of tik-tak-toe. 

Two guys named North and South were 
bidding furiously in a valiant efTort to see 
which could get to seven first. South won 
and immediately laid his hand out. North 
did likewise and East and West both led, 
causing no end of confusion and argument 
as to whom had started the bidding. Some- 
body reached for a rule book, Ijut a peace- 
able settlement was reached before the 
clause governing such eventualities could 
be found. North must have been thinking 
about the fifth at Santa Anita during the 
playing of the hand, because he came into 
the home stretch four tricks behind and 
never made up an inch. On the next hand 
the bidding went somewhat as follows. 
East opened with three hearts. This made 
West mad and he jumped to two spades. 
South reminded him that was unfair, and 
the bid was changed to three spades. 
North started to say something, but East 
was in ahead of him with five spades. 
East was so baffled tjy that bid that he 
stepped out to order a beer, returning 
fifteen minutes later with a cribbage 
board. He was overruled, however, and 
made to play the thing in five spades. 
Since he had raised his partner on a 
singleton ace, they had to use the cash 
register to add up the score at the end of 
the hand. North and .South, looking very 
happy, compromised the next hand on one 
diamond and made it. 

We could see a dark cloud pass over the 
faces of Messrs. East and West, who were 
staring defeat in the puss and were deter- 
mined to fight on against all odds. On the 
next three hands they managed to score a 
total of forty points below the line. Lean- 
ing back in supreme self-satisfaction, they 
sneered at South and then at North, mak- 
ing them both mad as anything. 

There is a rule somewhere which says 
that bridge and especially contract shall 
be played with fifty-two cards. West 
who was a diabolical soul, tucked the six 
of clubs away in the fireplace, thereby 
slowing up the play considerably. When 
the rest were looking under the rugs. West 
changed the score sheet with the drink 
bill which put his team ahead by a wide 
margin. South called his attention to the 
fact that such a step was unethical. Of 
course an argument followed. 

As we stepped out for a breath of air, 
they were tearing the cards into teensey 
weensey pieces and calling each other dirty 
names. muse 



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THE WILUAMS RECORD. SATURDAY. MARCH 25 1939 



Netmen, Sweepswingers to Oppose Southern Rivals 



Crew Departs 
On Florida Trip 
At Noon Today 

De Peyster Heads Group 
of Ten Meeting Rollins 
Sunday; Four New Men 
Will Be in Purple Shell 



Captain Joe de Peyster and his Purple 
crew leave this noon for the sunny clinics 
of Florida, where they will get their first 
taste of big-time competition in a tri- 
angular race with Rollins and Washington 
and Lee next Sunday afternoon. De 
Peyster heads a group which includes 
Coach Max Berking, freshman cox Johnny 
Cole, and seven sweepswingers who were 
chosen after three weeks of conditioning 
work on rowing machines and the indoor 
track. 

Five of the men are veterans of previous 
Eph sweepswinging campaigns, but the 
seating in the shell has been completely 
changed from that of last year's eight. Bob 
Keller, erstwhile bowman, has been shifted 
to stroke in the most important revision, 
while de Peyster is now rowing at number 
aix. Dave Highman is back at his number 
four slide. Benny Benson is now on the 
number two oar, and Bill Beilby has been 
moved to the bow position. 

Four Are New to Crew 

New blood has been injected in the form 
of two recruits from the junior class and a 
couple of freshmen. Dud Head and Doc 
Knowlton, of football fame, will get their 
first taste of a completely new sport when 
they step into the three and five seats 
respectively at Winter Park Monday after- 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 



Snow Prevents West 
Point Lacrosse Jaunt 



Gloom enveloped the members of 
the varsity lacrosse team Tuesday 
afternoon when Coach Whoops Snive- 
ly announced that the spring training 
trip to West Point had been called 
off. 'l"he pre-season practice period 
was cancelled by the Army because 
the snow on the plains at West Point 
made it impossible to put them in 
playing condition. 

Seventeen players, led by Captain 
Dave Swanson, were to make the 
five-day trip as guests of the Army 
Athletic Association. When the news 
was announced, discussion was held 
about alternate plans but these were 
discarded in view of expense. 



Ball's Downhill Victory 
Gives Kaps First Place 
In Fraternity Ski Meet 

Wins in the slalom and downhill events 
and a third place in the cross country gave 
Kappa Alpha top score in the interfra- 
ternity skiing competition, while the Car- 
field Club took second, winning the slalom 
and taking seconds in the other events. 
Ralph Ball's winning time of 2:01 in the 
downhill held on the Stony Ledge Trail 
last Saturday was responsible for the Kap's 
lead over the Garfield Club, which trailed 
by twenty points in this event and in the 
meet. 

The Kap team of Ball and Bill Scar- 
borough and the Garfield representatives, 
Phil Cole and John Marshall, effectively 
monopolized all the winning positions 
except the third place of Bill Egelhoff and 
Ronieyn Everdell's fifth. The Phi Gams, 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 



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Trackmen Struggle 
For Lehman Trophy 

Victor Leads Gottschalk 
and Sundlun with Last 
Event Scheduled Today 



Friday, March 24 — \\ ith the mile run the 
final deciding factor, the Lehman Cup 
competition has developed into a three- 
way battle between Hill Vietor, Shadow 
Gottschalk and Hruce Sundlun, with the 
sophomore sprint ace holding a three- 
point lead over his two rivals, (iottschalk 
or Sundlun need a third in the mile today 
to tie for first honors. 

Vietor ainassed his seventeen points by 
taking a first in the sixty-yard dash in 
6.,S, a second in the hurdles and third in 
the shot and pole vault, but fell down 
badly in his other specialty, the broad 
jump taking only a fourth. The Shadow 
scored in all the running events and added 
a fifth in the broad jump, while .Sundlun 
scored in the shot, broad jump, high jump, 
dash, quarter, and half. 

Gilman Tops in Running Events 

.'\lthough he is out of the race for first 
honors, Johnny Gilman has been the 
standout track performer and is sure to 
finish in the money. He reeled off a 
0;54.2 quarter and later won the half 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 



Brown, Creede Will 
Co-Captain Natators 




Tom Creede and Ross BrOwn 




ON THE 



BENCH 



Champion When better squash tennis 
Alumnus players are made, Harry K. 
Wolf '29 will beat them, 
and none are yet in the offing, because 
Williams' top-of-the-heap athletic alum- 
nus ran off with the national amateur 
title for the tenth consecutive time last 
.Saturday, lie's slipping, though. Lost a 
game to Frank Manson, his finalist oppon- 
ent, something which hasn't happened in 
five years of romping through the annual 
tourney. 

Red-headed Wolf, who stands about 
five-eleven, weighs \bS, plays alternately 
in shorts and ducks, lives in New Jersey, 
and is so far ahead of the rest of the squash 
tennis field that only the two top-ranking 
world professionals can beat bim. As for 
the rest of the sinion-pures, when Wolf, the 
most powerful hitter in the world, starts 
swinging his small tennis racket against a 
net-covered ball pumped to seventeen 
pounds pressure, he runs hell out of them, 
moves them around like checker men. 

At Williams he captained tennis in his 
senior year and won the New England 
Intercollegiate singles title and paired to 
win the doubles. He still plays tennis for 
the Montclair, N.J., Athletic Club, and 
is not averse to filling in if a tough scpiash 
rackets club match is in the offing. Next 
year, since squash tennis can be played on 
the local courts, Williams may have the 
opportunity to see her lone topflight 
graduate athlete in action. In his field he's 
as outstanding as Joe Louis, except there's 
not even a Tony Galento as a sparring 
partner. 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 



Ross M. lirown of New York City and 
Thomas H. Creede '40 of Essex Kells, N.J., 
were selected co-captains of next year's 
swinuning team at a recent meeting of 
lettermen. Both men have been swimming 
on college teams since entering Williams 
three years ago. 

Creede is credited with holding the 
college record in both the fifty and hundred 
yard clashes, which marks he set last 
season, and he also swam the freestyle 
leg on the ,?0O-yard medley relay team 
whose time is the best turned in by any 
Williams aggregation. Brown is responsible 
for the present college 220-\ard freestyle 
mark, and both swimmers participated in 
the 400-yard relay outfit's N.K.l.S.A. 
record-breaking performance in February, 
19.38. 

Preparing for college at ISIair Academy, 
Creede was on the football, baseball, and 
swimming sc|uads there, and is now a 
junior adviser. He is alfiliated with Phi 
Delta Theta. Brown matriculated at 
Horace Mann where he played football, 
basketball, baseball, and swimming. At 
Williams he earned sophomore honors 
and is a member of the I'hi (ianinia Delta 
fraternitv. 



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Sailors Choose 

(ConUnued iiom Fiial Pag«) 

To date the schedule includes two large 
regattas, one for the coveted Morse 
Trophy, to l)e held in the Charles River 
IJasin under the auspices of the M.I.T. 
yacht club. There will also be a major 
race at Brown, as well as the concluding 
event of the season, the competition for 
the MacMillan Trophy on Long Island 
Sound soon after commencement. 



Four Matches 
Set for Tennis 
Tour to South 

Captain Jarvis' Seven Man 
Squad Scheduled to Play 
Virginia, North Carolina, 
and William and Mary 

Eight netinen and their coach will 
journey to the South this vacation in 
their annual search for pre-tennis season 
practice with other teams in warmerclimes. 
Led by Captain Al Jarvis, they are plan- 
ning three official matches, and one prac- 
tice encounter. 

Leaving today, the Ephmen will meet 
the William and Mary contingent in their 
first match March 27. The line-up is not 
definitely settled as yet, for Coach Chaflfee 
hopes to find the best order of play during 
the trip, but Al Jarvis will almost certainly 
get the number one slot, with Bill Collins, 
Ciay Collester, and Pete Shonk under con- 
sideration for the number two position. 
The other places will be occupied by 
Sandy Johnston, Sewell Corkran, Kel 
Pollock, and Warren Paine. 

Jarvia Sure Tor No. 1 Slot 

The men taking the trip have been 
practicing for several weeks in Lasell 
Gymnasium, but they are not conceded 
much chance to take over the university of 
North Carolina Team, which has some 
forty-five courts available for winter use. 
The Purple outfit will meet the North 
Carolina contingent twice, once on March 
28, and again for an unofficial match on the 
next day. For the second of these two 
matches, the southern team will juggle its 
line-up so that no man meets the oppon- 
ent he played in the opening match. 

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liams outfit may return directly or may 
stop off at Hot Springs for a day or two. 

All the men making the southern trek 
are veterans of varsity experience exce|il 
sophomores Sandy Johnston and Bill 
Collins, who played important roles in the 
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Science in Art 

(ConUuiud irom Flirt Ptm) 

will be subject to more severe decomposi- 
tion. 

B>' making tlie piece to be restored the 
cathode in the electro-chemical process, 
and using a platinum anode, the corrosion 
products are reduced and returned to their 
original form. This process is now in use 
throughout the world. 

More Impurities in Old Works 

In the detection of fraudulent pieces of 
bronze the scientist must realize that the 
ancients had not the knowledge of metal- 
lurgy which we now enjoy, and conse- 
quently, a higher percentage of impurities 
are found in the old works, the speaker 
declared. Microscopic analysis of recent 
reproductions immediately shows the purer 
substance produced today. 

Punctuating his remarks with humorous 
anecdotes of collectors who have been 
defrauded, Dr. P'ink went on to explain the 
use of the ultra-violet ray lamp to discover 
repairs made in aged marble figures. Be- 
cause of the fact that the ancient marble 
has lost its fluorescent quality, the new 
additions and repairs can easily be dis- 
cerned. 

The speaker explained that corrosion is 
due to moisture in the atmosphere which 
reacts with elements present in the metal 
or stone to produce certain salts which are 
injurious. To counteract this process 
museums today regulate their own at- 
mosphere to suit the material in question. 
Here again chemistry stands guard over 
show cases by using such dehydrating 
compounds as sodium hydroxide and 
others to provide the correct conditions. 



Preparation for 

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(Coutinuad ilom Fouith Pag*) 
noon, and Bob Carpenter, a Choate 
veteran, will be at the number seven oar, 
while Johnny C'ole is slated to bark the 
orders from the cox's perch. 

In the race at Rollins on Sun<lay, the 
shellmen will face a Rollins eight and a 
Washington and Lee crew, both of which 
have had |)reviou8 work in the water, but 
Max lierking, I'urple coach, ho|)es that 
workout he has put his men through for 
the past three weeks and the stiff training 
on the rowing machines will counteract 
this handicap. 



Smith Lecture 



(Continuad from Fiist Pa«a) 
Britain and France are under their present 
cabinets, our efforts will be fruitless." In 
addition, there is an isolationist ideal and 
a detestation of war in the United States 
which makes active intervention out of 
the question, he declared. 

Thus President Roosevelt is following a 
plan which is equally effective, and at the 
same time involves little risk for the 
nation, the speaker claimed. He has taken 
no definite action, but he has let Europe 
know exactly where the United States 
stands on the whole European question, 
and has prepared the country against any 
foreign threat, either in North or South 
America. 



'Sketch' Review 

(ConUnuad irom Firlt Faga) 

Alex Holliday's discussion of the average 
student and his music interests may 
affront the "technical experts" he refers to, 
but presents a practical point of view too 
frequently ignored. What he says needed 
saying. The two book reviews are calm, 
level-headed appraisals such as are de- 
served by two good, but not great hooks. 
There is little chance here or in the drama 
and sports columns to secure the imagina- 
tive coloring, the heart-quality, that the 
magazine needs. 

Every spring the new editors of Sketch, 
in slightly varied phrasing, announce 
their desire to make the magazine more 
vigorous and better-balanced. Their in- 
tentions are the best. The fault is not 
entirelyhe irts. 



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Camera Club Plana 2nd 
Annual Photo Exhibition 
From April 28 -May 22 

Sponsored by the Williams Photo 
Service and the Camera Club, the second 
annual Williams Photographic Exhibition 
will be conducted this year in Lawrence 
Hall from April 28 to May 22, according 
to an announcement made recently by 
Richard N. Jackson '40, president of the 
latter organization. Application blanks are 
now prcKurable, and must be remitted 
with the prints before April 27, 1939, the 
closing date lor entries. 

The exhibition is open to all members of 
Williams and Bennington College, both 
faculty and undergraduates, irrespective 
of membership in either the Camera Club 
or the Photo Service. Any prints not 
shown at last year's exhibit will be ac- 
cepted, and only those prints having artis- 
tic merit will be displayed. 

There will be three classes as the bases 
of judging — portrait, pictorial, and action, 
while every exhibitor will be limited to 
ten prints. The judging will be conducted 
by Dr. Karl Weston, Amos Lawrence 
Professor of Fine Arts, and two others, at 
present unnamed. 



Cap and Bells 



(Continued bom Fixtt Fafja) 
which prepares us for the quick transition 
from his apparently sincere free-thinking. 
After the first act, when shadows of 
The Old Red Barn creep in, Adams handles 
the role capably. 

The other characters, played by Mrs. 
Gustafson, James Fowie, Pierce Freder- 
icks, and Miles fiurford, not to omit the 
two boys, George Jeffers and Clinton 
Jones, complete the well-rounded cast. 

The play itself, taken as a whole, runs 
smoothly. It is unfortunate that the 
fourth act, which contains much in the 
way of dramatic intensity, should drag so 
long. The fault lies largely with Ibsen, 
but a better result might have been ob- 
tained if the crowd had reacted more 
spontaneously. 



Phi Bete Poll 



(Continued Irom Firit Page) 
Of the three changes, fifty-six were 
against abolishment of all divisional re- 
quirements, while eight desired it. 110 
to thirty-four desired the more moderate 
shift with retention of only two divisional 
requirements, and 65 to 51 chose four 
required courses outside the major divis- 
ion, but permitting three of these to be 
in the same division. All results will be 
turned over to President Baxter for con- 
sideration. 

The ballots, as tabulated during the 
afternoon b\- sex'en members of the Stu- 
dent Union, showed equal percentages 
casting their votes for the same measures 
whether the\ had attended the Wednes- 
day evening meeting or not. 




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(ConUnued from FourUi Page) 

Jaworski To wind up basketball, and 
or this if the end, it's finally been 

liuisetti? decided that Luisetti is a 
second Jaworski and not Jaw- 
orski a second Luisetti. Chester, the Pride 
and Joy of Rhode Island State, wound up 
his season twelve points ahead of Stan- 
ford's Henry with a very grand total of 
477 to 465, and finished his college career 
with an 18.8 points per game average. 
Total college scoring, 1428 points. 



Warm Williamstown has made liars 
Hopeful out of the ground hog clan for 
Spring years, but in spite of the fact 
that one did appear wearing 
a new gray coat with an invisible red 
twill. The only answer to the rhetorical 
ciuestion, "Will spring ever come?", is an 
evasive, "It always has." The tennis 
team and the crew are going to be terribly 
miffed if it doesn't anyway. Captain Joe 
dePeyster has eight men and strong, as 
well as John Cole to swing his verbal black- 
snake lash from the tiller post. They plan 
to practice in the mornings for their tri- 
angular meet against their hosts, Rollins, 
and one of the leading eights of the south, 
Washington and Lee. 

Chief drum beater and coach-trainer 
Max Berking is also making the trip. He's 
lost very real pounds teaching skater- 
gridder Dud Head and Doc Knowlton the 
cruder points of rowing on the gym 
machines. He chants and heaves to a 
hoarsely melodic, "Ho! and away!" 

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Fraternity Skiers 

(Continued bom Fouitli Page) 
Bob Cave and Ulrich Franzen, took third 
in the run and also third for the entire 
meet. The Delta Phis, the last group to 
compete in all three events, came in fourth. 
Interfraternity scoring gives the Kaps 
15 points for winning the meet, Garfield 
Club 13, Phi Gams 11, Delta Phis 9, and 
Beta Theta Phi 7. Alpha Delta Phi, 
Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Theta, and 
Sigma Phi receive five points for com- 
peting. 



Lehman Trophy 

(Continued tiom Fourth Page) 
mile in 2:08.2 for the only double victory 
of the meet. His teammates are picking 
him for first in the mile today which would 
bring his total to fifteen points and assure 
him of one of the five silver mugs. Bob 
Schumo, with nine points is practically 
certain of fifth place behind Victor, 
Gottschalk, Sundlun, and Gilman. 

Tim King, who has eight points, won 
the broad jump with a leap of twenty one 
feet, nine inches, almost a foot better than 
Bill Stradley's winning leap last season. 
The high jump went to Dusty Surdam who 
repeated his 1938 performance by topping 
the bar at five feet eight. The pole vault 
was a tie between Ed Wheeler and Jim 
Scullary at eleven feet. 

Al Hearne and Charlie Swift of the class 
of 1942 came through with victories, the 
former taking the shot from a field weak- 
ened by the absence of Bo Prince and Bob 
Cramer and the latter coming easily 
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VOL. UII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1939 



No. 5 



State Demands 
Houses Comply 
With Fire Law 

Building Inspector Reveals 
Three Houses Violating 
Rules ;ChangesI mminent 



Others Have Acted 



Recommendations Offered 
By State Demand Quick 
Action by Fraternities 



By ScuDDER M, Parker '41 
Action rectifying their lack of fire 
escapes has been forced on three Williams 
fraternities as the result of the findings of 
State Building Inspector Ernest E. Cleve- 
land, who was brought here recently 
through the close co-operation of local fire 
chief Thomas Welch. Other recommen- 
dations were made to three more houses, 
which were found to be too small to come 
under the provisions of Chapter 143 of 
the General Laws. 

This latest development upheld asser- 
tions of critical situations in some houses 
made by both Mr.WelchandTHE Record, 
who have together waged a year-long 
struggle in an attempt to make the fratern- 
ities safer places to live in, The state in- 
spector's findings agreed substantially 
with those made at an earlier date l)y the 
local fire chief, but in the case of three 
houses the word recommendations used 
in the earlier report was significantly re- 
placed by requirements in the latter. 
Seven Houaea Inspected 
Since all save seven of the fraternities 
had complied satisfactorily with Mr. 
Welch's recommendations, Mr. Cleveland 
inspected only those seven. The necessa- 
ry certificates of inspection were with- 
held from the Phi Delta Theta, Sigma 
Phi, and Theta Delta Chi fraternities 
until the state insiwctor's orders have 
been carried out. 

The Beta Theta Pi, Phi Sigma Kappa, 
and Delta Phi fraternities were found 
deficient in the eyes of safety, though be- 
cause of their structure they were not 
directly deficient in the eyes of the law. 
In tune with the whole spirit of this 
campaign against fire hazards here, no 
ultimatum was given to any of the houses, 
and the last three mentioned were classifi- 
ed as outside the pale of the law, although 
they might have been included. Never- 
theless, should action be long delayed on 
the part of the fraternities, more concrete 
and forceful methods may be taken, it 
was asserted. 

In a formal letter Mr. Cleveland notified 

the Sigma Phi fraternity that they must 

Continued on Fourth Pago) 



F. D, R. Declines Liberal 
Conference Invitation 

President Franklin D. Roosevelt 
is the latest in a long list of candidates 
tendered invitations to attend the 
forthcoming Liberal Conference. Cal- 
culated to provide a special added 
attraction, thcmajorcoupofthecoUege 
year, which would have temporarily 
skyrocketed Williamstown into the 
spotlight of national affairs, arrange- 
ments fell through when an official 
conference with the president of 
Nicaragua, among other things, was 
found to conflict. 

First secretary to the president, 
Stephen Early, expressed the chief 
executive's regrets and conveyed his 
best wishes for a successful conference. 
Co-chairman of the conference, Alex- 
ander R. Holliday '40, was overheard 
mumbling, "Bring the Nicaraguan 
prexy too, we can use him." 



Dash Veterans 
Hope of Spring 
Cinder Season 



Gilman, Victor, Gottschalk 
Prominent; Moore Will 
Top Hurdles, with Wood 
And Duncan on Weights 



Odegard to Present 
States' Rights Talk 

Head of Amherst Political 
Science Department to 
Speak Tonight in Jesup 



Friday, April 7 — Peter H. Odegard, 
noted political scientist and head of the 
Amherst political science department, will 
lecture at 7:30 this evening in Jesup Hall 
on "The Future of States' Rights." The 
eminent author and speaker, who is 
presented under the auspices of the Liberal 
Club, will discuss the influence which 
public opinion will exercise over future 
development of states' rights. 

A former member of the faculties of 
Columbia, Syracuse, Stanford, Ohio State, 
and Williams, Mr. Odegard has devoted 
much research in studying the role played 
by the general public in shaping political 
policies. He is the author of Pressure 
Politics, The American Public Mind, and 
Amtrican Politics— A Stu4y in Political 
Dynamics. 

Graduating from the University of 
Washington in 1922, Odegard received 
his Ph.D. degree from Columbia in 1928. 
He was a member of the Williams faculty 
for three years. At 1 1 KX) Saturday morn- 
ing, the Amherst professor will also address 
the combined lectioiit oi the Political 
Science 5-6 cotme. 



Track Schedule 
April 22 Middlebury at home 

April 29 U. of X'ermont away 

May 6 Wesleyan at home 

May 12 Amherst away 

May 19-20 New Englands 

Durham, N. H. 



Tony Plansky's 1939 track team is as 
rir'dlpd with "i/'s" '>k tho npreunijtl plihi, 
and the season is going to depend entirely 
on how well most of them come through. 
Only in the shorter runring events and 
the hammer are the Ephmen well fortified, 
and even here the strength rests on the 
shoulders of a few men. 

Tiffy Cook and Ed Whittaker, who 
drew sheepskins last June, will both be 
missed, but no more than Pete Callagher 
and Ted Wills, a pair that were expected 
to be the mainstays of the runners this 
season. Gallagher, the star dashman, 
is still out of commission from a broken 
leg, and Wills fell over the scholastic 
hurdles. 

SchuRio, Patterson Back Vietor 

The brightest rays of hope come from 
the dashes and the hurdles, where Bill 
Vietor and captain Rog Moore hold sway. 
Vietor, the sensational sophomore who 
made a brilliant winter record, shows no 
signs of slacking his pace, and Bob Schumo 
and Jim Patterson are ready to back him 
up at the slightest indication of his falter- 
ing. Meanwhile, in the timber races, 
Moore hopes to garner many a first while 
Jack Davidson and Jack Rugge are his 
chief opponents. 

The quarter is the strongest Purple race, 
when Shadow Gottschalk, and Johnny 
Gilman run, and there is a strong prob- 
ability that either Pete Benson or Pete 
Parish will be in there too when the start- 
(Contlniud on Thud Pago) 



French Author Sees 
Waterloo for Hitler 

"Germany will not dominate all 
Europe!" declared Pierre Frederix, French 
author and journalist, who spoke in 
Jesup hall Tuesday evening under the 
auspices of the Faculty Lecture Committee. 
In hisspeech, "Political Affairs in Europe," 
M. Frederix analyzed the present set-up in 
Europe in terms of the progressive re- 
moval of all of the obstacles placed in 
Germany's path by the Versailles Treaty. 

Comparing Hitler to Napoleon, the 
speaker forecast that Germany's "inter- 
national gangster" would meet the same 
fate of the French leader whose downfall 
came about through his inability to wrest 
control of the seas from England. But 
today Germany holds France and Great 
Britain "paralyzed in the West while she 
marches East," the World War veteran 
warned. And, after Hitler's Bohemian 
grab, it is painfully clear that "the Nazis 
P*g4 



Notman '41 Will 
Star in Spring 
Cap & Bells Bill 

Experienced Cast Selected 
for Maxwell Anderson's 
'High Tor', Which Will Be 
Given on May 11 and 12 



Selection of the cast for Cap & Bells' 
spring houseparty play, High Tor, was 
completed this week by Max Flowers, 
dramatic tlirector of the organization. 
Rehearsal of Maxwell Anderson's prize- 
winning fantasy began Thursday evening 
and will continue five nights a week until 
the Thursday and Friday evenings of 
Houseparty weekend. May 11 and 12. 



Stage, Scenery Workers 

All undergraduates interested in any 
phase of the production of a play may 
petition to work on High Tor, produc- 
ed by Cap and Bells and presented 
at the Old Opera House Thursday and 
Friday, May 11- 12. Anyone who wishes 
membership in the stage, scene con- 
struction, costume and make up, 
properties and sound effects, or light- 
ing crews should report in the Cap and 
Bells Room, fourth floor, Jesup on 
Monday, April 10, at 12:40. 



John W. Notman '41 was chosen for the 
lead of Van, the youthful idealist who 
feels contempt for modern civilization, 
while Mrs. Clarence C. Chaffee was 
assigned the role of Judith, his practical 
girl friend. Mrs. Lawrence H. Bloedel 
takes the only other female part in the 
play, that of Lise, the Dutch girl who re- 
(Continuod on S«cond Page) 



Old Local Pharmacy 
Changes Ownership 

One of Spring Street's oldest establish- 
ments run for twenty years by one of 
Spring Street's most traditional entre- 
preneurs, Eddie Dempsey, changed hands 
when the College Pharmacy was sold at 
public auction last Saturday morning to 
Fred Walden for $8250. 

Williamstown was given its first inkling 
Thursday when creditors attached the 
store, which was padlocked Friday night 
by Sheriff Archer Moore. Originally, 
however, the breakup began last Jan. 25 
when Walden asked for an accounting lor 
purposes of dissolving a loose partnership 
agreement, begun in 1919 when Dempsey 
bought his site from the Rudnick brothers. 
Following the unravelling of compli- 
cated legal entanglements, Fred Walden 
emerged as owner of the store, which he 
will reopen soon with Joe Gleason, Hart's 
Drugstore clerk, as his full partner. 



Frank Thorns '30 Accepts 
Post of Rushing Arbiter 



Chosen Rushing Arbiter 




FRANK R. THOMS '30 



Hurlers Strong 
Element in '39 
Baseball Squad 

Unruly Weather Confines 
Practice to Cage Where 
Lack of Space Hampers 
Pre-season Preparation 





1939 SCHEDULE 




April 


18 


Yale 


Away 


April 


21 


Middlebury 


Home 


April 


26 


Mass. State 


Away 


April 


29 


U. Of Vermont 


Home 


May 


2 


Springfield 


Home 


May 


3 


Trinity 


Home 


May 


6 


Princeton 


Home 


May 


11 


Wesleyan 


Away 


May 


13 


Villanova 


Home 


May 


17 


Union 


Home 


May 


19 


Tufts 


Away 


May 


24 


Army 


Away 


May 


30 


Amherst 


Home 


June 


16 


Wesleyan 


Home 


June 


17 


Amherst 


Away 



King Winter dealt the Williams base- 
ball team a bad hand recently when he 
flipped a thick blanket of snow over this 
region, thereby limiting Captain Elmer 
Seay's outfit to indoor practice. With the 
first game against Yale only a scant two 
weeks distant. Coach Charley Caldwell 
faces the tough assignment of trying to 
(ConUnusd on Third Fag«) 



Netmen Lose to Virginia, North Carolina 
On Vacation Trip; Rollins Edges Eph Crew 



Coach Chaffee's eight man tennis team 
absorbed its annual beating from the 
rackets of southern opponents during the 
recent vacation trip, finding both North 
Carolina and the University of Virginia 
weeks ahead of them in outdoor practice, 
and too steady individually for a Purple 
squad trained on the lightning fast hard- 
wood floor of Lasell, and unprepared for 
the slower clay surface. 

Deprived of their opening match against 
William and Mary by rain, Williams 
netmen, unable to steady erratic play, 
bowed 8-1, 8-1 successively to a superior 
Tar Heel team, and 9-0 to Virginia. On 
the first two afternoons the visitors 
doubles play prevented repetitions of the 
shutouts suffered last year when Williams 
failed to capture a single set from North 
Carolina. 

CoIIina, Johnaton Win 

In the opening contest Bill Collins and 
Sandy Johnston salvaged the lone counter 
as their second doubles combination won 
over Robinson and Wilson Rood, 6-3, 
3-6, 6-4. Captain Al Jarvis and Pete 
Shonk, who had taken the only singles 
set, forced Rawlins and Rider to three 
sets but finally succumbed at 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. 

In the second day matches, facing a 



shuffled lineup, Williams was agam 
blanked in the individual competition, 
but both Gay Collester and Warren Paine 
at three and five forced their men to 
extra sets before losing. Shonk and Jarvis 
won the only point, scoring a marathon 
deuce set victory over Carlton Rood and 
Walter Meserole, 10-8, 7-5. 

Rain Interrupts Schedule 

Rain again prevented the Virginia 
match from coming off on schedule, and 
after a day's rest the Ephmen played their 
best tennis of the trip and were still unable 
to gain a point from the team which beat 
North Carolina last fall, with the best 
tennis of the day was displayed on the 
number one court. 

Al Jarvis flashed midsummer form to 
run off with the opening set against Frank 
Thompson, only to lose his touch and 
attacking strokes to drop the match 4-6, 
6-3, 6-2. In their third extra set doubles, 
he and Shonk lost after forcing a deuced 
third set, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6. Monday and Tues- 
day North Carolina defeated the Yale 
tennis team 9-1 and 10-0. 

AlUffatom Handicap Craw 

Williams latest and best crew reported 
back three days late from an intensive 
(CoaOawd ea TUnl Tf} 



New Owner of Haller Inn 
to Confer with L'C Soon 
for Discussion of New 
1939 Rushing .\greenient 



By .Alexander R. Johnston '41 

The gap left when former Assistant 
Dean John N. Leonard resigned his post 
of rushing arbiter last fall, was filled 
Thursday noon at a special meeting of the 
Undergraduate Council when Frank R. 
Thoms '30 was unanimously elected to 
serve as the middleman and final court of 
appeal between unpledged freshmen and 
the three upper classes each September. 

Mr. Leonard arbiter for four years and 
originator of the rushing system as it now 
functions, relinquished the position which 
was one of his own improvement on the 
former system to "devote more time to 
travel, and also because the ten day |)eriod 
interfered by overlapping with summer 
trips into the Canadian interior." 
Captained Purple Booters 

.As a local undergraduate, Mr. Thoms 
was prominent on the campus both ath- 
letically and in extra-curricular work. A 
three letter man, captain of the soccer 
team, and a member of the basketball 
and baseball teams, he was also a class 
officer for three years, was tapixjcl for 
(iargoyle in junior year, and was grad- 
uated Cum Laude. He is a member of 
Zeta Psi fraternity. 

After graduation, Mr. Thoms took a 
business course at Harvard until l')M 
an<l then was associated with DeCoppet 
and Dorenius, odd-lot dealers on the New 
^'ork Stock Exchange. In 1935 he became 
a member of the staff at the national 
headquarters of the Zeta Psi fraternity of 
America in New York City, and was made 
secretary of that organization two years 
ago. 

Stars With Pelicans 

Resigning his post, Williams new arbiter 
returned to Williamstown and purchased 
the Haller Inn, old local landmark, on 
November 1, and has since devoted his 
energies towards modernizing the Inn in 
an effort to make it the center of alumni 
and student social activities and reunions. 
To the discomfiture of undergraduate 
basketball teams, Mr. Thoms has con- 
tinued his basketball playing, winning a 
starting berth on the all-champion Pelican 
five as a high-scoring forward. 

Within the next two weeks a special 
meeting of the Undergraduate Council 
Rushing Committee will be held to confer 
on plans for shifts in the system which will 
go into effect next fall. 



GolfTeam Will Play 
Ist Match April 29 

M.I.T. Is First Opponent 
Of Crack Purple Outfit 
OnEleven-Meet Schedule 



April 29 
M.I.T. Home 

May 2 
Middlebury Home 

May 5 
Yale Worcester 

May 6 
Holy Cross Worcester 

May 10 
Union Away ' ' 

May 12 
Dartmouth New Haven 

May 13 
Brown (a.m.) New Haven 

May 13 
Harvard (p.m.) New Haven 

May 17 
Wesleyan Home 

May 19-20 
E.l.G.A. Finals Stamford, Conn. 

May 24 
Amherst Home 



Faced with a formidable eleven-meet 
schedule which includes such "big time" 
teams as Yale, Dartmouth, and Harvard, 
the Williams varsity golfers will swing 
into action three weeks from today against 
M.I.T. on the Taconic links. Five of last 
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TRAGIC ENDING? 

The state Building Iiuspector's order tlmt .several of the William.s 
fraternity houses must install adequate safeguards for life in case of fire 
is the latest chapter in an amazing story of undergraduate irresponsibility. 

A year ago Tiik Recoud called attention to dangerous fire hazards 
in most of tiie fraternities. Awakened to the gravity of the situation, 
the Undergraduate Council immediately recommended that the fifteen 
houses take the precautions outlined by local fire authorities. Although 
most of the fraternities promised to eliminate the dangers over the 
summer, a survey last fall revealed that only one had completely followed 
the recommendations and eight had done nothing at all. In the face of 
this flagrant disregard for the welfare and safety of a large portion of the 
college, appeals were made to the power of the law. Now legal threats 
have forced action where action months ago should have been dictated 
at least by a desire for personal safety, if not by a feeling of community 
responsibility and plain common sense. 

The fight is not yet won. The orders apply only to the three houses 
in which there is the most obvious need. At least three others, through 
various loopholes, are not directly subject to the force of law. Enough time 
has elapsed to overcome such difficulties as trustee consent and budgeting 
proper appropriations. It will be difficult to condone continued stubborn- 
ness, negligence, and irresponsibility. There already has been enough 
fiddling with the idea that Rome will never burn. Continued fiddling 
may write a tragic ending to an already unfortunate story. 



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FRIDAY, APRIL 7 
7:30 p.m. — The Liberal Club presents 
Peter H. Odegard, member of the 
Amherst Political Science depart- 
ment, who will speak on "The Future 
of States' Rights." Jesup Hall. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 9 
5:30 p.m.— Rev. A. Grant Noble D.D., 
college chaplain, will conduct the 
special Easter service. Thompson 
Memorial Chapel. 



Notice 



Infirmary Patients McGown, P. S. 
Wheelock '39, 
Baillet, Eblen, King, Muller, C. L. Ward, 
Wiberly '41, Schroeder '42 were confined 
to the Thompson Infirmary when The 
Record went to press Thursday night. 



Gilman Is Elected 1940 
Winter Track Captain 

John S. Gilman '40 was elected to 
captain next year's winter track team 
at a meeting of the lettermen just 
before vacation. The new leader ran 
regularly in third place on the mile 
quartet all winter, until Captain 
Moore turned to the hurdles, and then 
he stepped into the anchor leg for the 
relay four. 

Gilman is the middle-distance ace 
on Tony Plansky 's spring track squad. 
He tied for third in the Lehman Cup 
meet the week before spring vacation. 



Fine Arts 11-12 Applications for ad- 
mission to Fine Arts 
11-12 (Music) must be made to Professor 
Weston on or before April 14. 



Cornell The Cornell Law School 

Scholarships announces a number of 
first year scholarships to be awarded on 
the basis of high scholastic attainment and 
outstanding character. A B average or 
better is necessary. Applications must be 
submitted to the Dean of Cornell Law 
School before April IS. 



*High Tor' 



fContliiued from First Paae) 
turns to earth in ghostly form. Thomas H. 
Lena '40 is the Indian, while Allan B. 
Neal '40 and Robert B. Whittemore '41 
portray Skimmerhorn and Biggs, who 
represent the worldly, material side of life 
against which Van rebels. 

Palisades Setting for Play 
Henry E. Rossell, Jr. '40 plays the part 
of DeWitt, while James H. Adams was 
awarded the role of Captain Asher, and 
E. Douglas Horning that of A. B. Skim- 
jmerhorn. Completing the cast are J. 
iBrooks Hoffman and James F. Stiles '40, 
JR. Pearsall Helms and James E. Roohan, 
Jr. '41, John Boyleston, J. Spencer Dicker- 
Ison, Sanford B. Head, Donald F. McGill, 
!and W. David Mervine '42. 



French Author 

(Continued from First Page) 

are out for everything they can get," he 
added. 

M. Frederix expressed amazement at 
Great Britain's change in policy in signing 
the Polish agreement, and predicted its 
efficiency would depend upon the willing- 
ness of Russia to lend aid to the democra- 
cies in case of a showdown. This support 
can be counted upon, the speaker declared, 
in case of a German attack on Russian, 
French, or English territory, in which case 
"there will be no second Munich, but 
rather a general war." 



Lacrossemen Begin 
Season Against Yale 

Veteran Material Makes 
Outlook Bright in Spite 
of Absence of Practice 



April 


29 


New Hampshire 


Home 


May 


5 


M. I.T. 


Away 


May 


6 


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Away 


May 


17 


Dartmouth 


Home 


May 


20 


Union 


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Lecture Board Opens 
Contest for '41 Posts 

Competition for the selection of a 
president and secretary of the newly 
formed Williams Lecture Committee, 
open to members of the sophomore 
class, will be explained during a meet- 
ing in Jesup Auditorium on Tuesday, 
April 11, at 12:40 p.m. 

The competition will involve con- 
tacting speakers, discerning campus 
feeling about various speeches, and 
preparatory and managerial work for 
the lectures which occur this spring, 
and next year. The competition closes 
in March, and a cut will be made in 
November. 



Seasonal hostilities for Coach Whoops 
Snively's lacrossemen begin this after- 
noon against Yale, when eight returning 
regulars from last year's team and a 
number of experienced players from the 
undefeated yearling outfit travel to New 
Haven for a practice tilt. 

In spite of late snow and the cancella- 
tion of a proposed vacation trip to West 
Point, the experienced squad casts an 
optimistic light on the stickmen's five- 
game schedule. Captain Dave Swanson 
and Jake Warden have returned 'to take 
their positions on the attack, while veter- 
an Bob Shedden will probably vie with 
sophomore Val Chamberlain for the other 
forward post. 

Harv Potter, with last year's star perfor- 
mance to his advantage, is the leading con- 
tender for the center position, and Leaky 
Means and Jack MacGruer are expected 
to fill the two midfield posts which they 
held last season. Keeping the fight for 
midfield assignments hot are Ozzie Tower, 
Granger Collins, and Schuyler Van Ingen. 
(CoaUaaed ea Tbiid Paga) 



Students and professors in institutions 
of higher learning are asking themselves 
whether or not the social sciences are 
crowding the humanities out of the college 
curriculum. The ([uestion may well be 
asketl. Some say that it is an idle question 
because the social sciences have already 
presented us with the fait accompli. Others 
say, and say rightly, that when one field 
of learning crowds out another field of 
learning in a college, that college ceases 
to be an institution dedicatetl to the pur- 
suit of knowledge and, therefore, should be 
styled a special, professional, or vocation- 
al institution. 

But even in such a special institution, 
the faculty, to do its work well, would 
have to be made up of men with some 
knowledge of the humanities which they 
would have cro'wded out. The faculty 
would have to take the students into its 
confidence, encourage them to build up 
a background for their social studies, and 
so send them back to the humanities. 
They luight even feel obliged to call in an 
expert or two in the field they had for- 
merly crowded out. It all sounds like a 
vicious circle. 

I cannot believe that the social sciences 
are generally badly taught, nor that the 
social scientist is serving the cause of 
education so badly. 1 know this not to be 
the case at Williains College. 

Aloofness Not Advised 
No social scientist, worthy of the name, 
could wish to stand aloof with his co- 
religionaries as the sole dispensers of 
truth. He would want aid and comfort 
from every department, from every course 
given in college, as his colleagues in other 
fields would want aid and comfort from 
him. 

He would know that Plato said some 
pertinent things about the State, that 
Juvenal commented on social and politi- 
cal conditions, that Rabelais spoke elo- 
quently for tolerance, that Voltaire dealt 
a death blow to the old regime, that Goya 
and Daumier expressed themselves more 
forcibly and more permanently than, let 
us say, Diego Riviera, that Zola's con- 
tribution to social reform is not negli- 
gible, that Maxim Gorky did as much for 
Russia as the Russian diplomat, with 
the inside dope, one meets at a tea in Wash- 
ington, that Thomas Mann is producing 
works which are at least as valuable as 
the works of professors in the New 
School for Social Research. He would 
want students with a background such 
as my short list (space does not permit a 
longer one) suggests. In short, he would 
want to be part of his institution, and not 
its dictator. 

Adolescent Stage 
But to return to Williams College. We 
should be abnormally academic, if stu- 
dents did not now flock into the social 
science courses in the hope that they might 
find some solution for the problems which 
confront them. Students read the news- 
papers, too. They are, perhaps, adoles- 
cently self-centered when they say that 
only the social sciences offer them a chal- 
(Contlnusd on Fourth Page) 



First Editions Form 
April Chapin Exhibit 

Poets in Newest Display 
Are Wordsworth, Keats, 
Coleridge, Shelley, Byron 



The following article was written for 
The Record by Miss Lucy Eugenia 
Osborne, custodian of the Chapin Collection 
of Rare Books. 

The Chapin exhibit for April has been 
arranged to illustrate the course English 6, 
the poetry of the romantic school. 

Some thirty first editions are shown, the 
authors represented being Byron, Shelley, 
Keats, Coleridge and Wordsworth. The 
titles include those most prized by col- 
lectors in this field, notably the 1817 
Poems, the 1818 Endymion, and the 1820 
Lamia of Keats; while of Shelley are shown 
beautiful copies of Adonais, Alastor, The 
Cenci, Hellas, The Masque of anarchy, 
Posthumous poems, Prometheus unbound. 
Queen Mab, and Rosalind and Helen. 
Other Shelley items are his Loon and 
Cylhna, 1818, which was suppressed im- 
mediately after publication, and The 
revolt of Islam, 1829, which is the text of 
Laon and Cythna altered and republished. 
"Ths Ancient Mariner" Folio 

The Byron items are equally noteworthy 

including Childe Harold's pilgrimage, 

Don Juan, The Prisoner of ChUlon, and 

Waltx, while side by side are to be seen 

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Lacrossemen Begin 

(ConUnusd irom Second Pag*) 
Speiice Silvcrthoriie, Johnny Abberly, 
and Paul Aubry are available again for 
the defense posts, while Hob llerguth, 
Bill Sebring, and Bob Taylor will serve 
as reserve strength. Johnny Kudin will 
apprentice Russ Keller, star of two sea- 
sons, in the cage. 







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Fredericks, Goldberg '41 
Elected to Head 'Purple 
Cow' Board in 1940-1941 

Pierce (1. Fredericks '41, of Rochester, 
N.Y., was recently elected managing 
editor of The Purple Cow, and will auto- 
matically become editor-in-chief of the 
humor magazine in the spring of 1940. 
CJeorge W. (joldberg '41, of New York 
City, was awarded the position of assign- 
ment editor, and will assume the duties 
of senior associate editor when the present 
board leaves office. 

Fredericks is a member of Cap & Bells 
and the Adelphic Union, and is affiliated 
with the Garfield Club. Goldberg com- 
peted in freshman football and basketball, 
is a member of Cap & Bells and the Sketch 
board, and is also a member of the Gar- 
field Club. 

Five freshmen have also added to the 
art and literary board after a six-weeks 
competition which closed with the Spring 
holidays. The new members from 1942 
are William P. Cantwell, III, C. Brewster 
Chapman, Jr., Henry C. Ely, C. MacGill 
Lynde, and Walter G. Wells. 



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Baseball Prospects 

(ConUnuad from Ffiit Fag«} 
(k'velop hatting eyes and fielding smooth- 
ness within the confines of the cage. 

Four regulars from last year's Little 
Three championship outfit are among the 
missing through graduation, and the ab- 
sence of the flashy Stearns twins on first 
and second leaves a big gap on the right 
side of the infield. 

Shaun Meehan Will Catch 

The initial sack is perhaps Charley 
Caldwell's biggest headache, but it looks 
now as though pitchers Hull Hadley and 
Tom ritzgerald, both dependable hitters, 
will alternate on the keystone base when 
they are not on the mound. Second will 
probably be taken over by either Nellie 
Nelligan, Larry Durrell, Lanny Holmes, 
or Frankic Brown. 

The hurling and receiving departments 
look at this stage like two strong points 
in the varsity outfit. Slugging Shaun 
Meehan will probably don the pads most 
of the time, although Pete McCarthy and 
George Ragatz will be ready to step in 
any time as capable receivers. 

The pitching staff, featuring Huff 
Hadley, who put a double damper on 
Amherst last year, along with the two 
Fitzgeralds, Tom, and portsider Dave, as 
well as Danny Dunn and Lee Stetson looks 
set to offer opposing batters a wide assort- 
ment of baflUng hooks, fireballs, dips and 
floaters. 

Captain Seay will resume his post in 
the hot corner, with Hal Haldeman acting 
as his understudy. Fiery Frankie Bush, an 
accomplished fielder and dependable hit- 
ter will probably take over the short-stop 
position, although Skip Fox and Wayne 
Wilkins are pushing the Holyoke boy for 
Caldwell's nod. 

Perry Hazard, Jules Michaels, Skip Fox, 
and Larry Durrell are among the strong 
contenders for posts in the field. 



Golf Team 



(ConUniud bom Rial Vtqm) 

year's six lettermen will tee off for the 
Purple in the curtain-raiser of what pro- 
mises to be a rosy season, despite the 
stiff caliber of the opponents. 

Butch Schriber, Eph ace who conquered 
Willie Turncsa, National Amateur champ, 
last spring, will be back in the number one 
slot, while Andy Anderson, who enjoys 
a three-year monopoly of the college golf 
title, will shoot as .Schriber's best ball 
partner in the number two position. I^ast 
year Schriber and Anderson turned in one 
of the finest performances in Eastern 
golfing circles when they took foursome 
points from Yale's Mcister and Jameson 
and Holy Cross's Turnesa and Anderson. 
Capt. Gillett at No. 4 

Captain Jiggs Gillett will hold down 
the number four post between Ray Korn- 
dorfer at three and Frank Caulk at five. 
Bobby Jones' absence from college this 
year throws the final position on the team 
wide open, with Bill Watson, yearling 
captain last spring, Louis Krauthoff, and 
Lee Gagliardi conceded the best chances 
of filling the berth. Bill Curtiss, Win Todd 
and Joe Williamson also stand a good 
chance of earning their letters, depending 
on their showings this spring. 



Vacation Trips 



(Conlinuwl boM riral Fag*) 
vacation practice session climaxed when 
they were beaten by their hosts, Rollins 
College, by a two lengths margin over a 
one mile course. Facing an eight which has 
been rehearsing constantly since last 
.September, the Eph shell with three men, 
Johnny Cole, Doc Knowlton, and Dud 
Head, competing in their maiden race, 
was bothered by lack of practice. 

Arriving in Florida last Tuesday, Coach 
Max Berking instituted daily five hour 
drills handicapped by alligators on Lake 
Maitland. Friday the Purple shell turned 
in a .S:39 time trial, and spent Saturday in 
a final polish of racing starts and blade- 
work. On a course crowded with small 
pleasure craft, the northern eight held 
its own for the first half mile, but a Rollins 
stroke pushed up to a fast forty proved 
too much for the Ephs' slower 38. 

The crew lined up with Johnny Cole 
as Cox, Bob Keller stroke ; Bob Carpenter, 
seven; Captain Joe DePeyster, six; 
Knowlton, five; Dave Highman, four; 
Head, three; Ben Bensen, two; and Bill 
Bielby, bow. 



Track Prospects 

(Continu«d iiom First Pago) 
ing gun sends the field on its way. Both 
these sophomores ran on the mile relay 
quartet this winter, and Plansky thinks 
both have great promise. 

In the half, Plansky has Gilman, 
newly-elected leader of the winter track- 
men, Had Griffin, Jim Fowle, and Bob 
Howell, and expects great things of Gil- 
man. The distance races will be in the 
hands of Griffin, Day Kiliani, cross- 
country leader, and Tom Lena, but Wills 
will be sorely missed. 

Victor, Patterson, and Bud Boyer are 
slated to take care of the broad jump, 
with Boyer a proliable winner if he can 
regain his prep school form. The high 
jump will be the charge of Dusty Surdam, 
two-year letterman, Boyer, and Ed Bart- 
lett, while Tim King and Ed Wheeler are 
the lone competitors for the pole vault 

|X)St. 

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hammer are both capable veterans, but 
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untried. In the remaining event, the 
javelin, Gottschalk is the only veteran, 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY. APRIL 8. 1939 



Chapin Exhibit 

(CoaUnuad from Svoond Page) 

his Hours of idleness, 1807, and English 
bards and Scotch reviewers, 1809, the latter 
volume occasioniil by the sharp criticism 
which reviewers had yiven the former. 

Wordsworth is represented in the ex- 
hibit by seven volumes, which include a 
very fine copy, in original wrappers, of 
I'eter Bell, the other titles being Descrip- 
tive sketches. The excursion, Poems, The pre- 
lude, The white doe of Rylstone, and Yarrow 
revisited. Three items by Coleridge ex- 
hibited are Poems on various subjects, 1 796, 
the 1817 Poems, and his Sibylline leaves 
of the same year. 

One of the most interesting cases in the 
exhibit is perhaps that containing the 
famous Lyrical ballads of Coleridge and 
Wordsworth, with, nearby, a large folio 
edition of "The Ancient Mariner" with 
etchings by David Scott. 



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lenge worthy of them. Jeans, Whitehead, 
Kinstein would have bored them. One 
understands and forgives them their 
Use science. 

There are danger signals, however. 
One was suggested to me by a great econo- 
mist who has favored Williams College 
with several outstanding lectures. He said 
that, among his students, there was not 
one who could carry on his work. There 
was no conceit in his statement. There was 
only heartfelt regret that he was calling, 
in vain, into a wilderness of quick-results 
men for one who would be willing to work 
hard and long on an admittedly worth- 
while subject. 

Such a situation bears watching. On 
the other hand, humanists are tempted, 
they too read the newspapers, to make of 
their courses junior social science courses. 
That tendency bears watching. With a 
little care and good will both the social 
scientist and the humanist will see that 
each can work freely and loyally in his 
own field, and that, in education at least, 
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Five Alumni Trustee 
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In accordance with the cimstitution of 
the Society of Alumni of Williams College, 
a nominating committee has selected 
five alumni as candidates fur the position 
of alumni trustee for the term 1939-1944. 
The new trustee will succeed Abbot P. 
Mills '11, of Washington, D.C., also 
president of the Society of Alumni, whose 
term of office expires at Commencement 
this June. 

Balloting will close at 10:00 a.m. 
Saturday, June 17, 1939, and all votes to 
be valid must be signed and returned by 
that time. Graduates, holders of honorary 
degrees, and all non-graduates whose 
classes shall have graduated will be 
allowed to vote. 

Biographies to Appear Later 

The five alumni selected as candidates 
are Edward T. Broadhurst '01, of Spring- 
field; Henry W. Toll '09, of Denver, 
Colorado; Fred E. Linder '12 and Alfred 
Shriver '15 of West New Brighton, Staten 
Island, New York; and Willard N. 
Boyden '19, of Lake Forest, Illinois. 
These men were chosen by a nominating 
committee consisting of five presidents of 
regional alumni associations, three mem- 
bers of the Executive Committee, and 
Abbot P. Mills '11. Biographies of these 
five candidates will appear in future issues 
of The Record. 



State Intercedes 

(Continued from Fint Page) 

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Rope fire escapes are required from all 
third floor sleeping rooms and the second 
story alumni dormitory in the Theta 
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must install ropes on the fourth floor, 
and an iron escape from the third floor. 
Of the seven fraternities on the doubt- 
ful list, only the Phi Gamma Delta house 
was found to be adequately equipped 
against fire. The three fraternities which 
come directly under state jurisdiction 
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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE TUESDAY, APRIL II, 1939 



No 6 



Odegard Urges 
Close National, 
State Relation 

Political Scientist Claims 
Federal Powers Will Be 
Exercised in Protection 
of Single State's Rights 



Development of a new type of federal- 
ism in which the Federal Government 
exercises its powers to aid the states was 
the prophecy which Peter H. Odegard 
made for "The future of State's Rights" 
in his Jesup Hall speech Friday evening. 
Mr. Odegard, who is head of the Amherst 
political science department, spoke under 
the auspices of the Liberal Club. 

"The idea that the Federal Govern- 
ment is gobbling up state powers is un- 
tenable," the former member of the 
Williams faculty declared. "And the 
popular conception that there are two 
different jurisdictions, one federal, the 
other .slate, is equally false," he added. 

In defense of this view, the noted 
political scientist stated that much of the 
legislation which is supposed to deprive 
the states of their rights is not passed until 
alter the state has shown it wants such 
legislation by, passing statutes of its 
own dealing with the same subject. 
"Actually," the speaker declared, "e.\- 
ercise of federal powers has permitted 
states to perform or control activities 
which in the absence of federal action 
wciuld have been impossible." In some 
rases, as much as thirty-five per cent of 
(ConUnu«d on Fourth Pag*) 



Will Lead Spring Teams Through '39 Campaigns 



Stickmen Annex 11-9 
Warmup from Elis 

Whoops Snively 'screw of "thugs" found 
that their practice sessions, which have so 
far been limited to pirouetting around and 
grimacing at horses in the gymnasium, 
were groundwork enough to give them a 
11-9 victory over the Eli lacrosse team 
Saturday afternoon in New Haven. 

In a strictly unofficial game, which 
lasted two hours without interruption 
from periods, quarters or timeouts, Harv 
Potter, efficient midfielder, was high 
scorer with four goals to his credit. Jack 
Macgruer, Ozzie Tower, and Captain 
Swede Swanson were close behind with 
two goals apiece, and Jake Warden netted 
one. 

With Williams players undergoing their 
first contact work of the season, the game 
was scheduled for the purpose of trying 
out various midfield, attack, and defensive 
units with a view towards working in 
members of last year's yearling squad. 
(ConUsiMd on rUth Pago) 




Eph Captains; from left to right, seated, Dave Swanson. lacrosse; Pete Seay, baseball; 
Rog Moore, track; standing, Joe de Peyster, crew; Frank Gillett, golf; Al Jarvis, Tennis. 



Tennis Team Faces 
13 Spring Contests 

Veteran Outfit Schedules 
4 Warmups Preceding 
Major College Contests 







1939 Schedule 




April 


22 


Trinity 


Home 


April 


28 


Haverford 


Home 


April 


29 


Colgate 


Home 


May 


3 


Union 


Away 


May 


5 


Yale 


Away 


May 


6 


Brown 


Away 


May 


8 


U. of Miami 


Home 


May 


12 


Harvard 


Home 


May 


13 


Wralayan 


Home 


May lS-17 N.E.I.L.T.A. 


Hanover 


May 


18 


Princeton 


Away 


May 


22 


Dartmouth 


Away 


May 


24 


Amherst 


Away 



For his second and last time Captain Al 
Jarvis will lead a Williams tennis team 
into spring action, when a veteran squad, 
still intact after last June's graduation, 
will take on a marathon thirteen match 
schedule studded with top-ranking Ivy 
League opposition and one of the strongest 
(Coiltliiuad on Fonitii Page) 



Morgan 'Agony Hours' off Air Indefinitely 
Until Funds Are Found to Get Piano Back 



Not even little Mary, who had lost her 
lamb and did not know where to find him, 
was more bewildered than Van Alan 
Clark was last Sunday night. For the 
maestro, longing for some soothing 
lullabies, had rolled into his boudoir only 
to find his famed piano, piece de resistance 
of the Morgan "Agony Hours", vanished 
during vacation. 

Not a whit daunted, however, he im- 
mediately called in the constabulary, in 
the form of Chief Royal, and set them to 
work on the Mystery of the Missing 
Music-box. Nor was it long before the 
solution of the aflfair was in his hands, 
although the piano was still in the hands 
of Mullen's Movers, a North Adams con- 
cern that demanded twelve solid silver 
dollars for the return of the apparatus. 

The story, it seems, was that Mullen's 
Movers had been called by telephone on 
Saturday afternoon, March 26, and 
instructed that they were to remove a 
piano that resided in 3 Morgan Hall to 
their North Adams warehouse for storage 
until called for. This they did, after first 
getting the key to the room from the 
Treasurer's Office. It was in North Adams 
that the instrument was found by its 
broken-hearted owner, who was informed 
that its return would cost twelve dollars, 
the price of hauling and storage. 



Immediate Community Grateful 

In the interim Morgan Hall rejoiced at 
the unexpected surcease from so-called 
jam sessions of which the untuned piano 
was a vital part. A public vote of thanks 
was extended to their mysterious bene- 
factor, and several went to the extent of 
offering to split his jail sentence, when and 
if one was handed down. ^ 

Meanwhile the distracted owner of the 
instrument was the recipient of daily 
anonymous notes, each of which was 
signed "The Eagle Eye, Musician Sup- 
pression Dept." One compelled him to 
run a notice in the Adviser, and all were 
prefaced, "if you ever want to see your 
piano alive again . . ." 

Excited college detective agencies also 
joined the case with a vigor heretofore 
unknown. Chief Harry Johnston, special- 
ist in such matters, conducted a private 
investigation, and in his open report con- 
cluded, "1 don't know exactly what to 
look for here. The blackmail would seem 
to indicate professionals, but never in my 
experience have I met the Eagle Eye; so 
1 believe it is some joke of the kids. The 
Treasurer's Office is definitely an accessory 
before the fact, however, and the real 
culprit, I suspect, is a prominent young 
junior, who complained publicly about the 
nuisance some time ago." 



Thirty Case Epidem,ic 
Of Small Tot Illness 
Lays Bennington Low 

Germs are notable levelers of 
society's classes, but their marked 
lack of respect for high degreewasnever 
more evident than now, when thirty 
accreoited c'lses oi measles, whicn 
never bother grownup folks, are re- 
ported confined to their creches at 
Bennington College. 

The college staggered beneath the 
impact of the implicit slur that free- 
doin in education will not eliminate 
or even speed up the leisurely course 
of girlish adolescence. In an attempt 
to stifle the widespread rumor which 
envisaged all Bennington flat on its 
back extinguishing unattractive, 
small red spots with vanishing cream, 
the college will not be closed. 

Locally, a plan is underfoot to dig 
moats around Williamstown, fill them 
with kerosene, and keep them blazing 
twenty-four hours a day to prevent 
Bennington germs from contaminat- 
ing Williams. Cooler heads, however, 
point out that Williams maturity is 
its own sword and buckler. 



Sub Rosa 



■» — •— - 

Attempts may be made in the near 
future to impose new safeguards on 
the manner in which the fraternities 
might pledge men who are members 
of the Garfield Club. Rather than 
limiting the number of men that might 
be taken, the plan would prevent the 
tendency of fraternities to put pressure 
on a student before he himself wishes 
to join some fraternity. 



Add a new use to the Lehman Cup 
besides appearing ornamental on the 
mantelpiece. The most recent winner 
of the trophy is the one to whom credit 
must go for the discovery. Driving to 
New York on the first day of vacation, 
he soon found out, to the tune of a 
boiling radiator, that there was no 
water in the cooling apparatus, and 
that there was a very obvious necessity 
of adding some. Then, stopping by a 
convenient stream, he searched his car 
for some means of transfer from brook 
to radiator; the only possible convey- 
ance besides hands was the new cup, 
which was forthwith brought into ser- 
vice. 



From a reliable source it has been 

learned that the college can expect some 

expense for fire escapes in the near 

future. Certain of the campus dorm- 

(ConUnaad on ?Ulh Pago) 



Williams to Meet Jeffs 
In Baseball's Centennial 



6-Big Features-6 Will 
Spark Senior Banquet 

Members of the Senior Class will 
be offered a \'aried bill of entertain- 
ment tomorrow evening at 6;30 p.m 
in the Garfield Club when such rival 
attractions as President James P. 
Baxter and free beer will be the cen- 
ters of attention. With Class Presi- 
dent Robert M. Buddington pre- 
siding as toastmaster, the s|)eakers, 
in addition to President Baxter, 
will include Charles D. Makepeace, 
college treasurer, and Edwin H. 
.^driance, alumni secretary. 

The CAee Clufj quartet, noticeably 
in evidence whenever free liquid re- 
freshment is being ser\ed, will provide 
whatever melody is needed. The 
Class Day Committee, which is ar- 
ranging the banquet, has requested 
that members of other organizations 
invite members of the (iarfield Club 
out to dinner on Wednesday. 



IntercollegiateCo-founders 
of Diamond Game Accept 
Cooperstown Invitation 



Sabrina to Pit 
Seasoned Nine 
Against Purple 

No Blacksmith in Amherst 
Bag of Tricks This Year 
Writes Hopeful Member 
of Lord Jeff's 'Student' 



By Jerry Dougan 

Sports Editor , Amherst Student 
Uniquely honored this year is the 
traditional Amherst-Williams rivalry by 
the fact that the centennial-celebrating 
Cooperstown baseball roundup will feature 
among other games a tussle between these 
two oldest of diamond rivals. The first 
intercollegiate horsehide mixup was be- 
tween the two Little Three colleges, and 
we hasten to repeat the Jeffs outlasted a 
game Eph crew on that occasion. 

There has been a whispering rumor, 
originating in Williamstown possibly, 
that the Sabrina pitcher that day was the 
town blacksmith. A thorough scouring 
of the town this week has located no gentle- 
men of the forge who also can toss a mean 
curve, so any excuses for the defeat the 
Jeffs hope to administer will have to take 
a different tack this year. 

Coach Paul Eckley's crew found 
Williams a real Jonah last season, and 
the games this year should be a real 
grudge battle all the way The Amherst 
team has a good shot of new blood plus a 
(ConUanad on Tonzth Page) 



Will Play on May 16 

Celebration Honors .\bner 
Doubleday, Who Fostered 
Nation's Favorite Sport 



By Robert F. Jordan '41 

Culminating negotiations extending over 
the past year, final arrangements were 
completed today for a baseball game be- 
tween Amherst and Williams, co-founders 
of the national pastime in intercollegiate 
circles, at Cooperstown, N. Y., Tuesday, 
May 16, at 4:00 p.m. as a featured part 
of the National Baseball Centennial. 
Celebrating the birth of Major-General 
Abner Doubleday's historic, nationally 
famous, and highly lucrative brainchild, 
the centennial will include games be- 
tween prominent major league, college, 
and prep school teams, as well as appro- 
priate ceremonies throughout the late 
spring and summer. 

The centeniial, sponsored by major 
and minor leagues alike, has received 
recognition throughout the country. Post- 
master-General James Farley, supported 
by President Roosevelt, will issue a stamp 
bearing the picture of the venerable 
Doubleday which will be placed in circu- 
lation at Cooperstown when the main 
ceremonies take place, June 12. Bigwigs 
of all the major league clubs, as well as 
the high moguls of the National and 
American leagues, are actively and fin- 
ancially behind the anniversary fete. 
Date Moved Forward 

Williams and Amherst were asked to 
take part in the celebration as early as 
last June. The original date for the game 
was July 1st, but this being acceptable to 
neither team, although it was the date of 
the original contest and therefore de- 
sired by Cooperstown officials, the game 
was finally scheduled for May 16, after 
ten month's of negotiation between Am- 
herst, Williamstown, and Cooperstown. 

The opener of the Amherst-Williams 
series, 18S9's 73-32 fiasco at Pittsfield, 
in which the Purple were nosed out before 
they really had had a chance to learn the 
game, also marked the introduction of 
baseball into college athletic programs. 
The game was played just twenty-one 
years after the illustrious Doubleday 
drew up the first set of rules, laid out the 
first diamond, and served up the first pitch 
to his bewhiskercd contemporaries and 
pioneers in baseball. 

Credit for originating the idea that led 
(Continuad on Sixth Paga) 



Williams Theatre to Replace Century -Old 
Abbey Flats, Former Large General Store 



By Eugene E. Beyer, Jr., '41 
From an ever-changing Main Street, 
one more Williamstown landmark is 
vanishing this spring as preparations are 
rushed through for the erection of the 
new Adams Memorial Theatre. Already 
workmen are beginning the removal of 
the old B.F. Mather store, better known 
as the Abbey Flats, which for over a half 
a century served as a real, old-fashioned 
general store, and for almost an equal 
span of time, but more recently, as an 
apartment house. 

In the 1830's, the store was established 
by Orin Kellog and Benjamin Franklin 
Mather, and they traded for some 
years as partners until the former moved 
away. Even today Mather's name, in- 
scribed on the front of the store, can be 
distinguished beneath the covering coats 
of paint. 

Ralioa Found in Attic 
Frederick Mather, son of the founder, 
renovated the upper portion of the build- 
ing into living quarters in 1890, with the 
downstairs still remaining a trading center. 
When "Grandfather" Mather died, how- 
ever, his daughter Abbey, from whom the 
structure derives its name, bought out 
the other heirs and transformed the 
establishinent into apartments. 



The attic was never com|)letely finished 
and today such things as cheese casks, 
heinp rope, and an old w indlass yet remain 
as evidence of the former nature of the 
establishment. Bills and business letters 
dating back to 1829 ha\e also been recov- 
ered. 

Oldeat Merchant in Berkshirea 

Like the typical general store of its day, 
the Mather concern handled everything 
from rum to wallpaper, and at one time a 
wing was even added to house a shoe 
department, quite a novelty in those days. 
At the time of his death, B.F. Mather was 
the oldest merchant in Berkshire county, 
and as wealth was considered then he was 
a very successful businessman. 

Keyes Danforth's Boyhood Reminis- 
cences explains that since there was little 
money in circulation at that time and there 
were no bank or bank accounts to draw 
from, produce from the farms was the only 
exchange with merchants for goods. This 
merchandise was obtained from New York, 
coming up the Hudson by boat to Troy 
and then carted over to Williamstown. 
Birth o( Phi Society 

In the early 190O's, the Phi Society, 
which later became the Phi Sigma Kappa 
Fraternity, was founded in an upper room 
(CoBllnnad en Saooad Paga) 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 

WILLIAM lIANKOkD CUKTISS. JR., 1940 

Kditor-in-Chief 

WINSHIP AIM'LBTON TODD, mO JOHN OSBORNE TOMB. 1910 

Managinc Editor Senior Associate Editor 

CHANDLISR YOUNG KELLBR, 1940 ROBERT PAUL CRAMER. 1940 

Assignment Editor Sports Editor 



Nawa Editors 



E. S. Bartlett, Jr., 1940 
D. S. Dunn. 1940 



H. E. Rossell, Jr., 1940 



J. B. Guntcr, 1940 
T. Stanley. 1940 



E. E. Beyer, Jr., 1941 
A. R. lolmston. 1941 
R. V. Jordan, 2nd, 1941 



J. W. T. Wehl), 1941 



.S. M. Parker, 1941 

G. E. Richards, 1941 

W. H. Callender, 1941 



W. P. Cantwell, 1942 

II. S. r.ay, 1942 

S. L. Root, Jr., 1942 



C. F. Rudolph, Jr., 1942 

R. Tully, 1942 

S. F. Westbrook, Jr.. 1942 



BUSINESS BOARD 

JOHN CIIACE ARMSTRONG. 1940 
Bniiness M«nav«r 



W. G. Steltz, Jr., 1940 
B. K. Pollock, 1940 
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Advertising Manager 

Circulation Managef 

National Advertising Manager 



D. C. Ackerly, 1941 
J. R.Howell, 1941 
J. W. Lund, 1941 



W. C. Tallman. 1941 



J. R. Markcy. 1941 
E. A. Mason, 1941 
W. P. Rotenaohn. 1941 



Record Offlce 72-W Editor-in-Chief 38 

Control ot Campus Calendar is in charge of C. L. Kaufniann. Telephone 52 
(The opinions expressed in the editorial columns do not necessarily represent the viewpoint 
of the Williams undergraduate body.) 



VeL S3 



ApiU 11, MM 



No. 6 



i The Record takes pleasure in announcing that as a result of the 
fir.st competition for the Class ot 1942 T. Rytler Crouch, of Rochester, 
N. Y.; Romeyn Everdell, of Manliasset, L. I.; Judson Newell, of Ogdens- 
burg, N. Y.; David B. Smith, of Southport, Conn.; and E. Lawrence 
Smith, of Syracuse, N. Y. liave been elected to the Business Board. 



TiiK Recohi) announces the election of Henry E. Rossell, .Jr., '40 
of Boston to its editorial staff to write the column Gcmiitlichkeit. 



THOUGHTS ON THE ALUMNI FUND 

There are very few Williams men, alumni or undergraduates, who 
fully understand the financial i)roblems facing the college. The Treasurer's 
Report is published annually, but Treasurer's Reports are not popular 
or required readhig, and, even if they were, totaled assets and liabilities 
do little to reveal fundamental budgetary problems. For this reason we 
recommend as required reading for undergraduates the booklet on the 
Alumni Fund which was .sent to all alumni last month. We urge all 
alumni to re-read the booklet and give it careful thought. 

Here it is emphasized that Williams is a going concern with $16,000,- 
000 in assets and nearly a million dollars annual income. But that income 
would not have covered co,sts last year if it had not been for the $45,000 
contribution of the Alumni Fund! A message by President Baxter points 
out that the dechning interest rate in the last decade has operated like a 
.capital levy on educational in.stitutions throughout the country, and with 
.income from establislied endowments steadily decreasing, Williams and 
other colleges must look more and more to new gifts if they are not to be 
forced to cut expenditures, making ccstly sacrifices in their educational 
programs. 

This jilain fact, that the Alumni Fund means the difference between 
«, balanced budget and a deficit, between continued progress in the 
Williams educational system and unfortunate retrenchment, must give 
everyone interested in Williams serious pause for thought. It must be 
plain that larger contributions from a greater number of the alumni 
body are essential. Undergraduates should be Impressed by the magnitude 
of their debt to the alumni; a great deal of their educational opportunity 
they owe to the men who have gone before. Undergraduates here should 
not lose sight of the fact that even those who pay full tuition are covering 
but 43% of the cost of their training — the Alumni Fund is covering a 
part of the remaining cost. Last year the Fund gave $13,000 for scholar- 
ships alone. In the light of all these facts the Fund assumes tremendous 
importance. 

Members of the undergraduate body should look forward to the not 
far distant future when they can make partial repayment for the privilege 
■of their education by taking up the support of the Alumni Fund. It is 
interesting to note that the younger alumni are making a substantial 
contribution by carrying class insurance as well as giving to the Fund. 

"It is hoped that the class of 1939 will follow the example next year. 

The booklet points out that the college is not begging its sons. "The 
alumni themselves ask a question . . , it; is the question of whether the 
sons of Williams want to maintain the Williams kind of education in the 
world of today." There is only one answer to that question. Many alumni 
are answering now, many more will. And when present undergraduates 

.have also left college behind they too, with a deep sense of what the 
Alumni Fund means, should be expected to answer generously. 



Commuiiicatioii 



Although communications may bs published 
unsicnsd, if so rsquastsd, the name ot th* writsr 
must in svery case be submitted to the editor. 
Th« Board docs not necessarily endorse, how- 
ersr, the facts stated, nor the oidniona expressed 
In tbls department. 



To the editor of The Record: 
Dear Sir; 

For a long time I have felt that we have 
needed some sort of organization here on 
campus that would represent and advo- 
cate an active and positive conservatism, 
an organization motivated by a spirit of 
a strong nationalism. To my knowledge 
nothing of this sort has existed here within 



the faculty or student bodies, though 
there has been an obvious need for one. 
The Liberal Club has been for a number 
of years the standard-bearing institution 
for our liberal-progressive element, but 
only occasionally did it give the privilege 
of expression to the ideas of the opposite 
side through various important leaders 
on the national scene. Of later origin is, 
of course, the Student Union which has 
taken up a more vigorous and active stand, 
dedicating itself to the advancement of 
its own peculiar brand of democracy, 
and allying itself with ideas and practices 
of an obviously leftist nature. In the 
faculty itself, a great deal of emphasis 
and attention has been given to the dis- 



seniinution of "progressive" and "liberal" 
ideas in acquiring the services of very 
capable and well-known teachers having 
just such iiluas (without any apparent 
attempt to strike a balance). The success 
of these men in presenting their interpre- 
tations to the student body is easily 
discernible by anyone who enters political 
discussions with his fellow students. 

Clearly, then, the time has come for 
an active representation from the opposite 
side, from the side that agrees with the 
progress! \'e and railical element that 
there are many evils to be corrected and 
[iiany wrongs to be righted, but diverges 
sharply from that element in its answers 
and solutions to those problems. Further- 
more, it crc;iles an unlierdthy intellectual 
atmosphere in an institution, when the 
airing of ideas of just one group alone 
are sanctioned while that institution pro- 
fesses and advocates open-niindedness 
and objectivity. Such is the situation 
almost without exception here at Williams 
today. The establisliiuent of such an 
organization should go part way toward 
a rectification of this situation. 

What I propose therefore is the forma- 
tion of a Nationalist Club sometime in 
the very near future. Its purpose, in the 
main, would be to study and combat 
communistic and leftist ideas and activi- 
ties as they appear locally and nationally; 
to study carefully and objectively what 
means have been taken both here and 
abroad to stop the subversive activities; 
to work with existing organizations in 
obtaining speakers favoring the ideals 
of the club in the interest of provoking 
intelligent thought and debate on vital 
topics, as presented from a nationalistic 
American viewpoint (a heresy according 
to current progressive dogma); and to 
hold discussion groups from time to time 
on such vital topics. Naturally, this 
program will be altered and supplemented 
later, but for the time being it should 
serve as a working principle. 

Within the next few days, I should like 
to hear from those who would be interested 
in such an organization, before steps are 
taken to present the club for general 
membership on cainpus. 

{Signed) 

Justin Brande '40 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY,'!'APRIL':10 i 



8:00 p.m. — The Philosophical Union pre- 
sents Marion H. Hartshorne '33 who 
will speak on "Measurement and 
Relativity." Griffin Hall. 

TUESDAY, APRIL'll 
8:00 p.m. — The Philosophical Union pre- 
sents Marion H. Hartshorne '33 who 
will speak on "The Contingency of 
Nature." Griffin Hall. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 
3:00 p.m. — Freshman Public Speaking 
Contest. Chapin Hall. 

6:30 p.m. — Senior Class Dinner. Garfield 
Club. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 13 
7:30 p.m. — Williams Christian Association 
meeting. Jesup Hall. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 14 
7:30 p.m. — Williams Outing Club presents 
Captain Irving Johnson, noted 
explorer and sailor, who will give an 
illustrated lecture. Jesup Hall. 



Notices 



The competition for positions on the 
Williams Lecture Committee starts Tues- 
day, April 11, at 12:40 p.m. in Jesup Hall. 
All sophomores interested should report at 
that time. 



Infirmary Patients P. S. Wheelock 
'39, Shedden '40, 
Baillet, Collins, King, Kolstad, C. L. 
Ward, Wiberly, '41, Alberts '42 were 
confined to the Thompson Infirmary when 
The Record went to press Sunday night. 



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of this building. At that time a Greek letter 
Phi was burnt in the mantlepiece, the 
outline of which insignia is still visible 
today. 

The three families who now inhabit the 
apartments are planning to leave by the 
first of May so that wrecking operations 
can commence. Professor and Mrs. 
Shepard, who have lived there for almost 
thirty years, and Coach Bob Muir and 
his wife will take up residence on North 
Street, while Dr. and Mrs. Farnsworth 
have already moved to a new home on 
Northwest Hill. 




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TUESDAY - - April 11 
"Life Dances On" (Un Garnet De Dal) 
The Venice Exposition Prize- Winner I 
Internationally Voted 1937'8 Greatest! 
The Year's Outstanding French Film ! 
"One of 1938'8 10 Best!" N. Y. Times 
The 8 Greatest Stars of French Stage and Screen! 
Gold Cup Award — ^Venice Exposition. 
One of those rare emotional experiences which 

fortify one's faith in the screen ! 
A challange to the best that Hollywood can do, 

say the critics! 
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"One of the Year's Bestinany language !"-say8 Life. 
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Devil's Island with Boris Karloff, 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY. APRIL 11, 1939 



1942 Speaking Contest 
To Be Held Wednesday 

The annual freshman Prize Speak- 
ing Contest will be held in Chapin 
Hall tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. when 
seven members of 1942 will compete 
for two prizes of $20 ami $10 which 
are offered each year by the trustees. 
Drs. Russell 11. Harker, C.eorge McL. 
Harper, and William IJ. Willcox have 
been chosen to act as judges. 

In the order of their appearance, 
the speakers are: Allen L. Westphal, 
Robertson Griswold, Jr., Jay L. 
Nierenberg, David S. Maclay, J. 
Spencer Dickerson, William S. Oray, 
and William H. Van Loon. 



Radio Council Gives 
Anti-Fascist Drama 



"After 2,000 Years — Again," a one-act 
play by James M. Ludlow '39, was pre- 
sented by the Williams Student Radio 
Council Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. 
Broadcast over station WBRK, Pittslield, 
the drama, a fantasy, was a stinging 
rebuke of fascist ideologies and the treat- 
ment of religion within totalitarian states. 

Directed by Allan B. Neal '40, the cast 
included Neal as Prosecutor, Robert B. 
Whittemore '41 as Judge, John W. Not- 
man '41 as Prisoner, J. Brooks Hoffman 
'40 as Court Clerk, and Richard M. 
Stover '40, Frederick G. Blumenthal '41, 
and Rowan A. Wakefield '42 as Witnesses. 





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1942 Athletes Respond to Call of Spring 
As Large Turnouts Train for Five Teams 



Freshman athletes turned from quad 
studies in droves last week in anticipation 
of the spring sport season, plagued by this 
year's snow-covered landscape but re- 
assured by Saturday's glimpse of a Wil- 
liamstown sun. Well over one hundred 
menibers of 1942, determined to set us 
memorable a record as last season's year- 
lings, have responded to the first indoor 
practices in baseball, track, tennis, and 
lacrosse, while divot-diggers have begun 
their annual inspection of new Spring 
Street golfing stock. 

Sending his candidates into the cage 
on Friday for the first time, baseball coach 
Fielding Simmons has had little chance to 
appraise a squad from which must come 
the nine to handle a six-game scheduie, 
which ojjens against Cheshire on April 22. 
Although Ed Spaulding, California lad 
who pitched Hill School to a victorio'us 
season last year, enters the race for hurl-, 
ing honors as the odds-on favorite, Howie 
Johnson and Bill Callahan are out to 
impress the argus-eyed Simmons. 

Mase Alexander, Ray Egan, and Cy 
MacDonald are slated for tough competi- 
tion for the receiving post, while Fred 
Bergfors, Bob TuUy from Thatcher, and 
Walt Seibert from Mt. Hennon are fight- 
ing it out for the initial sack. Humble 
Quintana and Gunnar llagstrom, basket- 
ball notables, along with Bob Swain, Art 
Richmond, and Red Fisher are among 
those seeking posts in the infield, while 
Marsh Hannock, Frankie Bowman, and 
Bob Griggs are looking forward to outfield 
action. 

Lehman Cup Men Help Plansky 

Tony Plansky has had his 1942 track 
candidates plugging away at a routine of 
warming-up exercises, work on both the 
indoor and board tracks and in the cage, 
since the beginning of March. Cross- 
country veterans Brew Chapman and 
Howie Conway appear to be set for the 
mile event, while Al Whiting, and Bob 
Swain stand good chances of running the 



half-mile in the three-meet schedule. 
Bruce Sundlun is making sensational 
strides in the high-jump, 220, and 440 
events, while Charley Swift, who by virtue 
of his first in the Lehman Cup hurdles 
ranks high in the event, is another bright 
spot on the 1942 track horizon. Jim 
Scullary, polevauller, and Al llearne at 
the weights are among the men prac- 
tically assured of seeing action on the 
field this spring. 

Wilson Barnes, captain of last year's 
undefeated Exeter tennis team and num- 
ber-one freshman netman, is working out 
in the gym with other 1942 courtmen, 
waiting for the Sage courts to dry. The 
top-seeded quartet in the freshman half 
of last fall's Rockwood Tennis Tourna- 
ment included Barnes, his teammate and 
doubles partner from Exeter, Bob Hen- 
drie, Ralph Uawson, and Jim McKown. 
They and Dave Feet, Flu Oswald, Fred 
Dellenbaugh, Jack Earned, Bill Phipps, 
and Miles llirson are already working 
under the tutelage of Coach Chaffee, who 
is looking forward to a larger turnout with 
the beginning of outside work. 

Turning lacrosse into a practice session 
for 1942 football men. Coach Dick Colman 
has a sizable turnout, although the only 
practices thus far have been in the cage, 
lied Reynolds and Johnny Irwin who pre- 
pared at Deerfield, along with Parker 
Banzhaf, have looked good. Johnnie Jack- 
son and Tink Orrick, both experienced 
stickmen from the lacrosse-crazed South, 
have reported, along with Cy Morgan 
Herb llolden, and Tripp Hemphill, who 
saw action on the '42 football field. 

F'reshman golfers have not yet been 
called to the links, but Bill Gray, Bill 
Raynsford, Pete Hussey, and Herb Gay, 
who figured high in last fall's frosh tourney 
are reported to be ready for action. 



Glass, Prints Displayed 
At Lawrence Museum 



On display at the Lawrence Art 
Museum, this week and until April 
LSth, are six pieces of Steuben glass, 
loaned to the college by the Corning 
Glass Works. The exhibit is consid- 
ered an outstanding example of the 
craftsmanship that is found in modern 
."Xmerican glass. 

On exhibition also are 120 prints 
by (ieorges Rouault, circulated by 
the Museum of Modern Art of New 
York. These prints will be displayed 
until May 8th. 




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Phil Union Will Present 
Lecture by Hartshorne 
Tonight in Griffin Hall 

Monday, April 10— Mr. Marion 11. 
Hartshorne '33, pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church at VVihningtnn, Vermont, 
will lecture both tonight and tomorrow 
at 8:00 p.m. in (iriltin Hall on the subject 
of "The Philosophy of Science." Sponsored 
by the Philosophical Union, Mr. Hart- 
shorne will speak this eveningon" Measure- 
ment and Relativity," and Tuesday's 
topic will be "The Contingencyof Nature." 

While at Williams, Mr. Hartshorne was 
active in the I'hilosophical Union, and 
became vice-president of the organization 
in his senior year. A member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, he was also active in the Little 
Theater and in the Williams Christian 
Association. 

Mr. Hartshorne returned to Williams 
after graduation, and was rewarded with 
his M.A. the following June. The degrees 
of B.D. and Th.l). were conferred upon 
him by the Union Theological Seminary. 



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. — Gemutlichkeit— 8 

Hold Tight Massachusetts, land of the 
bean and the cod, has now 
become the land of the dope and the gold- 
fish. The place is overrun with guys who 
haven't anything better to do than stow 
away anywhere from one to seventy un- 
suspecting fish and then smile wanly for 
the cameramen. Boston this vacation was 
infested with world's champions at this 
new extra-curricular game. The title 
changed hands so many times a day that 
it is now as old and wrinkled as the road 
to North Adams. 

Being a Bostonian (by chance) we hid 
our own two fish, named Troilus and 
Cressida, in a spittoon, and went out in 
search of journalistic color for ye Record. 
The first stop was M.I.T. where in the 
interests of science one nit-wit downed 
forty-two and lived. (He is in the class of 
'42. Cute?) We found him in a lab tinker- 
ing with a 500,000 volt dynamoand mouth- 
ing a few bars of "Hold Tight". He is six 
feet four and constructed like a trylon. 
Whipping out a pencil, we fired the first 
question. 

"To what do you attribute your aston- 
ishing capacity? How do they taste? Are 
they — er are they digestible? Were 
they wet, or are you?" 

To which he replied, emitting a bubble, 
"It may be readily discerned that the 
theory of space and matter so able pro- 
IX)unded by — " 

"Thank you very much." Leaving a 
bucket of guppies behind, should hunger 
overtake him, we skipped lightly away. 

Since that is where it all started. Har- 
vard was the next port of call. There a 
playful lad barely out of his teens swal- 
lowed four on a bet and all unwittingly 
launched a national craze — or daze. We 
found this chap lying in the middle of the 
quad blowing the fuff off of dandelions 
(spring comes early to Cambridge). 
"Hello", we said, leaving him free to 
answer as he would. 

"1 say, all of this publicity bores me no 
end. Can't you see I'm occupied. Please 
go away. ' ' 

We started to go. "One moment", he 
Continued on Fifth Page) 



Sabrina to Pit 



(Continu«d iroa rinl P*g*) 

veteran nucleus which should provide 
*he needed steadying influence. The in- 
field posts are all wide open with soph- 
omores leading the race for almost every 
position. Ex-captain of Ueerfield and 
basketball sharpshooter - extraordinary 
Frankie Norris seems set for the initial 
sack assignment. 

Behind the plate Russ Cristenson and 
Brooks Baker are back for service, and the 
entire outfield trio headed by captain 
Billy "Whizz-bang" Wheeler is still 
around. At third soph Hal Partenheimer 
has little competition. George Ford has 
been handling short and second seems 
destined to go to either Freddie Zins or 
soph Joe Kelly. Ex-football captain Jack 
Joys is fighting to hold his center field 
job with football captain-elect Bill Cord- 
ner working hard to defend the right field 
job he earned last season. 



States' Rights 



(Continuad from Flx«t Pag*) 

State revenue has been made up of Federal 
grants-in-aid, the author of 7'Ae American 
Public Mind asserted. 

Advising his audience that the "future 
of State's rights in America should be 
viewed in the light of this cooperative 
spirit between federal and state govern- 
ments," Mr. Odegard envisioned a growth 
in federal powers as a direct aid to the 
State. Especially is this true in regard to 
Congress' money-spending power, he 
affirmed, since the Federal Government 
seems more and more disposed to grant 
states financial aid. 

Chief peril to amicable federal-state 
relationship exists in the practice of a 
growing number of States to erect barriers 
to encourage local industry over national 
commerce, the Amherst political science 
chief warned. Such devices as quarantine 
legislation, needlessly strict regulations 
on milk and fruit, and the "use tax" which 
states employ to discourage exports from 
other states constitute a problem whose 
"solution lies in an increase in the rights 
and powers of the Federal Government, 
and not in augmenting states' rights," 
the speaker concluded. 



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sells for less money? "...this is the question they're asking. 

In reply. Dodge simply says: "Why not decide for yourself? 
Take a look. . .that's all Dodge asks!" 

Before you decide on any car, take a look at the new 1939 
Dodge from every standpoint— beauty, roominess, luxury, rug- 
gedness, economy. Be critical. Compare Dodge point for point 
with other cars. See for yourself how much Dodge gives you! 

Then take a look at the price tag! You'll be amazed when 
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Spring Tennis 

(ConUniMd bom Hnt Pag*) 

tennis teams in the country, the University 
uf Miami. 

With practice going on daily in the gym 
after a southern vacation trip which netted 
three drubbings as well as valuable pre- 
season outdoor practice, Coach Clarence 
Chaffee has arranged the schedule in 
order of ascending difficulty, so as to 
afford a quartet of comparatively easy 
contests at the start. This plan will allow 
him time to juggle the lineup and settle 
doubles combinations before facing the 
higher ranking sixes and crucial Little 
Three opposition. 

Starting with Trinity here on April 22, 
the Eph netsters will follow with Haver- 
ford and Colgate also on the Sage courts, 



and then engage Union at Schenectady. 
If past records will stand repetition, the 
netmen should face Yale and Brown 
on the fifth and sixth of May with four 
consecutive victories already under their 
belts. Two days later the U. of Miami will 
perform in Williamstown, followed by 
Harvard and Wesleyan. 

From the fifteenth to the seventeenth of 
May, Williams will send its top-ranking 
trio of singles players to compete in the 
New England Intercollegiates at Han- 
over, and on the 18th will journey to New 
Jersey to avenge a Tiger shutout here last 
year. The season will close with a match 
against the Dartmouth Indians here with 
the traditional Sabrina contest at Amherst 
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gemOtlicheit 



(ConUnuad from Fourth Pag*) 

said, "What did you think of the Pudding 
show? Grand, wasn't it?" 

"Yes, grand", we said, and took off. 

All of which left us with very little 
material on goldfish. However, we hud 
already formed an opinion on such pis- 
catorial pursuits. Hereby is offered a 
prize of one gold toothpick {14 K) to the 
first goldfish who swallows forty-two 
Harvard men. 



Kino: Those who are sensible enough to 
wait indoorsuntilspringreally makes 
up its mind will find the Walden diverting 
this week. If you haven't seen it yet, 
"Stagecoach" is one of those Hollywood 
phenomena which really lights the light. 
John Ford's direction and the benefit of the 
most beautiful natural setting since the 
camera crews moved out of the north 
woods make the rather average plot 
altogether acceptable. On Tuesday the 
international prize wiimer, "Garnet De 
Bal" (Life Dances On) moves in; it is 
advertized as "a heart-shaking emotional 
experience" but isn't quite that bad. In 
fact we liked it very much. Good practice 
for French majors and those incidentally 
interested in sex. Thursday's double bill 
■of elderly hits brings the gripping, mighty 
"Lost Patrol" (not a dame in the cast), 
a story of some British soldiers banging 
hell out of some Arabs somewhere in a 
desert. And with it is the mystery Star 
oj Midnight with Bill Powell and Ginger 
Rogers which didn't baffle us at all. 

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SUB-ROSA 



(CoDttnutd bom Flnl Ftga) 
itories, notably Williams hall have 
been found lacking in fire escapes from 
some sleeping rooms, and the escapes 
in many other of the dormitories are 
not long enough to comply with the 
state laws. 



In step with last year's peace demon- 
stration sponsored by the Student 
Union, April 20 this year will again see a 
similar demonstration on the campus. 
The Union's peace committee has 
arranged to have Professor Max Lerner 
speak, with an introduction by Presi- 
dent Baxter. 



Latest wrinkle for inveigling apath- 
etic students to give of their utmost is 
the plan introduced into one of the 
Spanish 3-4 sections whereby every 
word spoken in English brings a five 
cent fine crashing about the offender's 
head. A secretary, probably the teach- 
er's pet, keeps an accurate record of 
said fines and the proceeds will be de- 
voted towards giving a party with all 
sorts of goodies for the class at the end 
of the semester. 



Novel attraction of House Party 
weekend this spring may be a bull 
session over station WBRK on the 
subject "What Sort of a Girl Would I 
Like to Marry?" Fred Blumenthal, 
promoter of the Radio Council, con- 
fidently expects every girl within reach 
of "The Voice of the Berkshires" will 
be listening in to hear the younger 
generation's concept of the ideal wife- 
to-be. 



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Athlete As a column, On the 

Columnist Bench would like to extend 
Recuperates itssympathytooneofitsown 
ablest producers, Bob Cra- 
mer, who is now uncomfortably ensconced 
at the Haker Memorial Hospital in Hoston. 
Dogged all last fall by leg injuries which 
began before the season's first game, the 
19S-poun<l white hope of the Purple back- 
field was only able to play the opening 
minutes of the Amherst game before a 
final aggravation of his knee injury caused 
the operation from which he is now recov- 
ering.. 

Had his leg stood up, the Amherst 
flash who refused the temptation to play 
in his own back yard, would doubtless 
have won his letter on the varsity basket- 
ball five. As a regular point-winning weight 
man on the track team, his absence will 
afford Tony Plansky just the alibi he is 
seeking to explain the bad season he does 
not expect. 



^uthern Two teams got a brief sniff 
Cruises at burgeoning greenery and 
hot dry sun over the vacation, 
only to have weakened resistances suc- 
cumb to heavy head colds at the mere 
sight of the grimy white sludge which 
still lingers to blot the 'ocal landscape. 

Coach Chaffee's tennis team did win 
back some slight prestige by taking two 
points and numerous sets from North 
Carolina, after the William and Mary 
match was rained out by a tropical down- 
pour. Last year the Tar Heels shut out the 
Purple without dropping a set. Their 
Rood twins continue to baffle Eph racke- 
teers with Ritsy Grantian retrieving that 
would make the dean of Forest Hills ball 
boys lock up his laurels. 

The University is trying to scotch an 
amazing rumor about a fresh twin re- 
placing a jaded twin to win the third set 
of an important singles match. No matter 
what they say, no one could tell the differ- 
ence. 

Midseason would find both North Caro- 
lina and Virginia not far ahead of Wil- 
liams, especially in tandem play, but 
Williams players, trained on glassy-floored 
Lasell Gym, found themselves swinging 
madly at balls still inches in front of them. 
All was not in vain, though. One of the 
members of the team has returned to 
Virginia this weekend for a closer in- 
spection of a brand new feminine racket — 
southern make. 



Yale Lacrosse 



(Conttnuad bom Finl F>g<) 

Of the twenty-eight man Purple squad 
which made the trip, all saw action, 
including several who were ex[jericncing 
their initial action in organized lacrosse. 
Coach Snively used substitutes and first 
string men indiscriminately, and expressed 
satisfaction with his 1939 team's opening 
performance. 

Yale stars were Don Henry, home 
attack, and Jake Madden, second defense, 
who together were responsible for the 
majority of the Eli scoring. 

The Williams lineup: g. Rudin; p. 
Silverthorne; c.p. Aubrey; 1st d. Herguth; 
2nd d. Abberley; c. Potter; 2nd a. Mac 
Gruer; 1st a. Swanson (capt.); i.h. Warden 
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a mad dash to Rollins. The other 
eight men (three of them including the 
coxswain, Johnny Cole, were getting their 
crew baptism) were hampered by two 
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E. T. Broadhurst '01 
Seeks Trustee Post 



One of the five candidates for the post 
of alumni trustee to succeed Abbot P, 
Mills '11, president of the Society of 
Alumni, is Edward T. Broadhurst '01, 
of Springfield. After graduating from 
Williams, Mr. Broadhurst went on to 
Harvard and obtained an LL.B. degree. 

At the present time he is an associate 
justice of the Superior Court of Massachu- 
setts and a member of the Massachusetts 
and Hampden County Bar Associations. 
Very active in community affairs, the 
candidate was on the City Council of 
Springfield from 1909-16, president of the 
Common Council for the last two years 
of that time, and later city solicitor. 

During the war, Mr, Broadhurst was 
a member of the Legal Advisory Board 
under provison made by the Selective 
Service Act. He also acted as chairman of 
a local committee to examine applicants 
for admission to Camp Zachary Taylor. 

The alumnus' interest in college affairs 
is evidenced by his membership in the 
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to this first Jeff-Sabrina game, a landmark 
in Little Three athletic rivalry, must go to 
Amherst, who started the whole thing by 
challenging their neighbors to a"friendly 
game of ball." Although Williams carried 
the "friendly" motif a trifle too far, ac- 
cording to present day standards, the game 
was played to a capacity Pittslield 
audience which included "dazzling repre- 
sentatives of the beauty of the town and 
country," according to an observing re- 
porter of the day. 

The game lasted twenty-six innings, 
regulation time in baseball's infancy, with 
thirteen men playing on each side. All 
credit for the victory apparently should 
lie with the Amherst "thrower," purported- 
ly a blacksmith in the tiny village of 
Amherst who was rung in at the last 
minute when the Amherst pitching situa- 
tion became acute. For, in the racy base- 
ball vernacular of the day, the village 
blacksmith's throwing was "faultless and 
scientific," and he stymied the Williams 
"knockers" and "backstrikers" at every 
turn, letting the home team down with a 
meagre thirty-two runs. 

Abner Doubleday, to whom Amherst 
and Williams will pay homage, although 
known only for his prominent part in 
founding the diamond game, distinguished, 
himself as a hero of the Mexican, Indian, 
and Civil Wars, and returned to civilian 
life to make his mark as a successful en- 
gineer. The good people of Cooperstown 
and vicinity, therefore, have bent every 
effort to properly honor their illustrious 
townsman. When in 1905 a baseball 
commission appointed to investigate the 
founding of the game settled all contro- 
versy by honoring Doubleday, the Cham- 
ber of Commerce of Cooperstown got busy 
and erected Doubleday field, where all the 
games this year will be played. 

Later, through the co-operation of 
professional baseball, the National Base- 
ball Museum was erected there. This 
building houses the celebrated Hall of 
Fame, a tribute to baseball's most famous 
players, and which annually honors heroes 
selected by the nation's press with bronze 
plaques bearing a likeness and history of 
the player. 



Spiritualist Claims Eph Williams Is Happy 
With Conditions in School He Established 



"As I learn you in this present through 
the aid of Almighty God and the Blessed 
Spirit, I see an old greyhaired man with a 
mustache wearing glasses, and he seems to 
be smiling at you," revealed Dr. Guythrie, 
a Harlem spiritualist to this Record re- 
porter in a recent public seance. Have 
you any idea who this man might be?" 

"Well, it might be Ephraim Williams, 
the founder of the school I go to," 
directed this correspondent nervously as 
he sat in the close atmosphere of a tiny 
New York chapel. "He's the man I want 
to get in touch with so I can find out what 
he thinks of Williams as it is now." 

Waving his expressive hands before his 
thick glasses and striding up and down 
in front of the altar, the medium comment- 
ed, "As I commune with the spirits, 1 
think I see a hand waving before your 
face, and it seems to be the hand of this 
same man I saw before. It tells me that 
the founder of your school is very evi- 
dently happy with what is going on there 
now. He seems to be satisfied with the 
whole situation." 

"Ain't he wonderful," murmured the 
rotund, dusky woman sitting on one side 
of this correspondent as the man in ques* 
tion reached for a glass of water and cool- 
ed his overheated brow with a fan in- 
scribed with the name of a New York 
funeral parlor "Every single word he 
says is the truth; I know." 

Desiring to maintain contact with the 
unknown, however, this reporter declined 
any immediate judgement, and made an 
attempt to ascertain more specific in- 
formation, especially concerning Rph's 
feelings toward Mr. Baxter and the athletic 
situation" 

In reply, approbation of Mr. Baxter's 
work came streaming down from the 
spirit world. "As I survey the spirits, the 
founder of your school seems to be happy 
about the president. But there seems to 
be a little cloud before your face as 1 
speak about athletics with these whose 
bodies have departed from this world. 
It doesn't seem to come through quite 
clear." 

"That's on account of the Amherst foot- 



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friend who had accompanied him to the 
spiritualist lair. 

Hearing this Dr Guythrie roared 
down from ccftnmunion with the spirits. 
"I'll have you two men know that his 
place of pleading is no barroom or gambl- 
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WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1939 



No. 7 



Clergy to Visit 
Houses as WCA 
Embassy Group 

Relation of Contemporary 
Events to Religion Will 
Be Discussed Informally 
by Prominent Visitors 



Informal and instructive discussion of 
religion in relation to contemporary 
events will highlight the fifth annual 
Embassy of the Williams Christian 
Association which will be held here Mon- 
day and Tuesday. The event will begin 
with a tea at the President's house on 
Monday afternoon and will find eight 
men, prominent in religious circles, com- 
ing to Williams to lead members of each 
house in a question-solving analysis of 
their enigmas. 

On each of these two nights, the minis- 
ters will visit eight of the social groups on 
the campus, where, after dinner, an 
informal discussion will get under way. 
The talks will revolve around any queries 
advanced by the students, and will not 
be confined to religion, George A. Oldham, 
Jr., '40, chairman, announced. !n the 
course of the conferences last year, much 
material benefit was gained toward a 
satisfactory settlement of the compulsory 
chapel question. 

Among those who will visit the campus 
are: Elmore McKee, of New York City; 
John Crocker, of Princeton, N.J., Chap- 
lain of Princeton University, Leslie Glenn, 
of Cambridge; Frederic Kellog, of Cam- 
bridge, Chaplain of Harvard University; 
Edward Wells, of Albany. N.Y.; Eugene 
Blake, of Albany, N.Y., in charge of 
Religion 5-6 at Williams; William Brews- 
ter of Waterbury, Conn.; and Father 
Alan G. Whittemore '12, head of the 
Order of the Holy Cross, of West Park, 
N.Y. 



Inclement Weather 
Hinders Purple Nine 

Weston Field a Quagmire 
As Team Drills for Yale 
Encounter in Old Cage 



With pitchers Dave Fitzgerald, hold- 
over from last year's freshman team, the 
veteran Huff Hadley, and a host of sup- 
porting moundsmen primed for the stren- 
uous season which opens Tuesday with 
Vale, Coach Charlie Caldwell and Cap- 
tain and third baseman Pete Seay 
find the rest of the team necessarily 
retarded in pre-season development. 

Confined to the bandbox cage, relic of 
Civil War days and two sizes larger than 
a squash court, preparations are being 
rushed for a sixteen-game schedule which 
includes encounters with many of New 
England's strongest clubs as well as the 
recently announced exhibition game at 
Cooperstown with Amherst. Caldwell 
finds this year's nine, fortified by several 
sure starters from Bill Fowle's yearling 
outfit, an improvement over the hot and 
cold aggregation th^t upset Little Three 
dope last Sipring and copped the title. At 
the same time he looks for no better 
record unless Pete Seay and his mates 
display the same drive and determination 
that characterized Phil Steam's nine, 
and which brought it victories over 
potentially better teams. 

Practice has thus far been limited to 
peremptory infield work-outs, intensive 
drills on fundamentals, and batting 
sessions that resemble a fast game of 
Jai-AIai as sharply hit balls ricochet from 
wall to wall. Weston Field is still a hope- 
less quagmire and gives no promise of 
being serviceable before the Yale game. 
The line-up, with the exception of 
•econd base and one outfield post, has 
temporarily been chosen. In addition to 
Hadley and Dave Fitzgerald the hurling 
staff will be composed of Danny Dunn, 
Lee Stetson, Tom Fitzgerald, and Ken 
Mitchell. Shufflin' Shaun Meehan has 
sewed up the backstop position. First 
base will be handled by either Hadley or 
Dave Fitzgerald, thereby adding consid- 
erable power to the batting order. Frank 
Brown, Lanny Holmes, Wayne Wilkins, 
(CoBliaaad on Foulk ttg») 



Are Undergraduate Hosts to Visiting Scientists 




From left to right; George S. Allen, David M. Pratt, and H. Barksdale Brown, '39, 
who are directing the Fifth Connecticut Valley Student Scientific Conference Here 
Today. 



Agitation for Conservative Organization 
Results in Birth of Kentucky Colonel Club 



By Robert F. Jordan, II, '41 
Campus agitation for an organization 
devoted to conservatism has already taken 
the form of concrete action, this Record 
reporter discovered today, with formation 
of the Kentucky Colonels. A strictly non- 
sectarian group, the club is devoted to 
developing an instinct for the mint julep 
and furthering better relations with the 
South. 

The club is now only temporarily 
organized, but with the first day of real 
spring the campus may expect it to swing 
into action. ProbaBIy, accordmg to 
president and founder Cragin "Rhett 
Butler" Lewis, this action will take the 
form of reorganizing the Williamstown 
underground slave trade which has recent- 
ly fallen off seriously. 

Conaumption Restricted to Juleps 
President Lewis explained the rules in 
an obviously affected southern drawl. 
"In order to join," he began, "you must 
own a goatee, false or real, which will be 
worn at all meetings. These meetings," 
he went on, "are to be held weekly on some 
porch with white pillars. This last is im- 
portant," added the effervescent Colonel, 
"and we are at present negotiating with 
the Congregational Church for our first 



meeting. 

"Drinking — which is only a sideline 
with our club," he hastily added, "will be 
rigorously restricted to mint juleps, and 
never more than one or two unless some 
particularly knotty problem comes up. 
All drinks must be served by a negro 
steeped in the traditions of the Old 
South." 

Originated at Flea Circus 

On further questioning, the number one 
Colonel disclosed the origin of his organiz- 
ation. "1 was in Brooklyn at a flea circus 
run by an old southern gentleman — the 
idea came just like that." Colonel Lewis 
was ob\iously confused so we hustled 
around to look up a Colonel Webb, second 
in command and entrusted with the heavy 
responsibility of mixing juleps, a delicate 
procedure for even the most experienced 
hands. 

We found him puttering about an old 
window box in his West College abode, 
where he hopes to cultivate enough of the 
tender mint leaves to suffice needs of the 
club. Through Colonel Webb it was learned 
that the group's first efforts were directed 
towards resolving the battle waged over a 
suitable feminine lead for "Gone With the 
(Continued on Fouitli Page) 



All But Seniors Must 
Register Before 28th 

Registration for the three lower 
classes will begin on Monday, April 
17, and extend through Friday, April 
28, according to a recent Dean's 
Office announcement. 

During the period extending from 
Monday , April 1 7,throughFriday .April 
21 allmembersofthethreelower classes 
mustcontact their registration officers, 
faculty advisers in the case of fresh- 
men and departmental officers in the 
case of the sophomore and junior 
classes. During the same time, forms 
for registration must be collected at 
the Dean's Office. A five dollar fine 
will be imposed for failure to comply 
with either of these requests by Fri- 
day, the 21st. Registration must be 
completed by Friday the 28th. 



Dunn '41 to Manage 
Production of Play 

Membership on the technical and pro- 
duction crews for High Tor, Cap & Bells' 
spring houseparty play, was completed 
this week by the Directors of the dramatic 
society. High Tor, a humorous fantasy by 
Maxwell Anderson, will be presented on 
May 11 and 12 at the Old Opera House. 

Edward W.Y. Dunn '41 was appointed 
acting production manager to replace 
Carl F.W. Kaelber, Jr., '40, regular head 
of the production department, who was 
forced to resign his position temporarily 
because of pressure of studies. Dunn is 
(CaaHnmd oa TUid fag*) 



Schuman Says 
English, French 
Need Soviet Aid 

Social Scientist Declares 
Democracies Will Decide 
Fate of Central Europe 
Within 3 Week's Time 



With all Europe terrified on the brink 
of a second World War, with Fascist 
leaders backing up redoubled demands for 
further territorial concessions in Central 
Europe with acknowledged military super- 
iority. Professor Frederick Schuman desig- 
nates a firm Anglo-French-Russian coali- 
tion as the sole means of obtaining world 
peace. 

Williams nationally famous political 
scientist bases his solution of Europe's 
perennial and now acute problem on the 
fact that Russia is the one country which 
can extend material wartime assistance to 
the central and eastern European nations 
which are the object of der Fuehrer's 
latest demands. 

The only other possible alternative, 
asserts Dr. Schuman, is for France and 
England to seek ignominious appeasement 
by sacrificing all the eastern states of 
Europe to the Fascists, plus a lion's 
share of their own colonial empires. This 
alone will satisfy the dictators who have 
no desire to fight for something they can 
get for nothing. 

If the democracies do not do this, 
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400 Student Scientists 
Expected for Conference 



Mattusch Will Discuss 
German Expansionism 

Appearing under the auspices of 
the Liberal Club, Kurt R. Mattusch, 
German economist, will lecture at 
7:30 tomorrow evening, in Jesup Hall, 
on "Forces Behind German Expan- 
sion." Mr. Mattusch is now in this 
country doing special research work at 
the Institute of International Studies 
in New Haven, Conn. 

A leader in the German Youth 
Movement in post-war and pre-Nazi 
Germany, the speaker was also at one 
time attached to the American Con- 
sulate in Berlin as economic adviser. 
Since coming to the United States he 
has received his Ph.D. degree from the 
University of Wisconsin, and is a 
correspondent for the Deutsche All- 
gemeine Zeitung. 



Irving Johnson Will 
Speak Here Tonight 

woe Lecturer to Describe 
His Voyage Round World 
in 92-foot Sailing Ship 



Friday, April 14 — Captain Irving John- 
son, traveler extraordinary, returns to 
Williams this evening after a four year 
absence to describe his latest circumnav- 
igation of the globe. In this Jesup Hall 
presentation of "Around Again in the 
Yankee", the speaker will illustrate his 
lecture with the aid of color movies taken 
during the trip by a professional camera- 
man who was aboard. 

SctUnii out ii"om C!oui,ester tv>o years 
ago in his 92-foot schooner, Yankee, the 
thirty-two year-old skipper, his wife, 
their baby, and the crew sailed through 
the Caribbean, and the Panama Canal 
to the Galapagos. Here they fished for 
a week until setting out for the Easter 
Island, famed for its great stone faces. 
Victims of Poisoned Fish 

En route from Easter to Pitcairn Island, 
the entire crew became desperately ill 
from poisoned fish and were given a 
haven of recovery by the descendents of 
the Bounty mutineers. Later in Samoa the 
Yankee played a part in Samuel Goldwyn's 
"Hurricane." 

From Samoa they passed through the 
East Indies, around the Cape of Good 
Hope, through the West Indies, and home, 
after a year and a half on the water. The 
whole voyage was recorded on film by 
Ted Zacher, and it is his production with 
which Captain Johnson will illustrate his 
tale of the trip. 

On the first of Captain Johnson's trips 
around the world in the Yankee, Leverett 
B. Davis '35 was one of the college men 
taken along as crew. They sailed in 
November, 1935, and returned to the home 
port of Gloucester in May, 1937. 



Conn. Valley Group Meets 
Here Today; 15 Colleges 
Are Sending Delegates 



Biology Tops List 

Prof. Parker of Harvard 
Will Address Gathering 
on the Nervous System 



By ScuDDER M. Parker '41 
Williams will focus its attention on the 
pure sciences today, when for the first time 
in its history the campus plays host to a 
meeting of some 400 undergrtnUjate and 
graduate student scientists fron, fifteen 
colleges in this region. President Baxter 
will extend a greeting to those attending 
this ninth annual Connecticut Valley 
Student Scientific Conference, and will 
introduce the principal speaker. Professor 
Emeritus George H. Parker of Harvard 
University, who will discuss "Modern 
Views on the Action of the Nervous 
System." 

Organized in 1930 at Mount Holyoke 
as a strictly student enterprise, the con- 
ference has as its primary purposes the 
promotion of undergraduate interest in 
science, and the mutual inter-exchange of 
ideas and findings. Fittingly enough, the 
largest delegation at the meeting is ex- 
pected to be that representing Mount 
Holyoke. 



Program for Student Scientific 
Conference 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 

10:00 a.m. — Address on "Modern 
Views on the Action of the Nervous 
System" by Dr. George H. Parker, 
Professor of Zoology Emeritus, Har- 
vard University. Walden Theatre. 

11:15 a.m. -12:00 m. — Demonstra- 
tions in all science laboratories. 
1:30 p.m. -5:0.0 p.m. — Demonstra- 
tions and papers in all science 
laboratories. 

4:30 p.m. — Tea for visiting faculty. 
Faculty House. 

5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. — Reception for 
students and visiting faculty. Gar- 
field Club lower lounge. 



Science Classes Suspended 

Williamstown can expect a temporary 
increase in its rat, guinea pig, and turtle 
population consequent to the influx of 
experimental media which will illustrate 
the sixty-six demonstrations. In addition, 
some 107 papers based on original research 
will be presented at fifteen minute inter- 
vals in the science buildings throughout 
the afternoon. 

All classes in the scientific laboratories 
will be suspended today so that demon- 
strations may be set up, and so that stu- 
dents can attend Professor Parker's 
speech in the Walden theater at 10:00. 

(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Marian Anderson, Fresh from Washington 
Triumph, WillGive Final Thompson Concert 



By Talcott Stanley '40 
Marian Anderson, negro contralto, who 
has won tremendous ovations throughout 
Europe and the United States since the 
beginning of her career only six years ago, 
will bring to a conclusion Thursday one of 
the most impressive Thompson Concert 
Series in many years. Chapin Hall has 
already been sold out for the appearance 
of the singer who thrilled 75,000 people at 
an open-air concert in Washington last 
Sunday. 

Like Roland Hayes, who appeared here 
last year. Miss Anderson won her first 
great acclaim on a European tour, making 
her initial appearance in Paris. For two 
years audiences in many European capi- 
tals from London to Moscow became 
acquainted with her thrilling voice, while 
she was still almost unknown in the 
country of her birth. 

Sang in Four Range* 

Bom in Philadelphia, Miss Anderson 

first attracted notice when she sang in 

the choir of the Union Baptist Chiu^h 

there. So adaptable was her voice that she 



would sing in the four ranges of soprano, 
alto, tenor, and bass, if there were any 
absented in the choir. At the age of 
eighteen, she became a pupil of Guiseppe 
Boghetti, a famous pedagogue, as her 
friends and members of the church con- 
tributed dimes and quarters to a fund to 
advance her education. Under Boghetti 
she entered a competition against 300 
entrants and won the prize of appearing 
as soloist with the Philadelphia Symphony 
Orchestra at the Lewisohn Stadium. A 
scholarship from the National Association 
of Negro Musicians enabled her to con- 
tinue her study. 

Ovations Transiecl' in Moacow 
Marian Anderson has been the toast of 
capitalists and communists, of royalty 
and proletariat, of churchmen and com- 
missars. It was in Moscow, according to 
the artist, that she received her most 
frenzied ovations. "What struck me most," 
she said, "was their real appreciationfof 
the negro spirituals. Perhaps the Russians 
liked them because they come from the 
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THE PERSONAL APPROACH 

l«i.st year's revolt against the establislied religiou.s forms and practices 
on the campus found us a major ju.stificatioii the j)redoininately impersonal 
approach to a matter fundamentally personal. Many undergraduates felt 
that they were getting very little from chapel speakers t)ecau.se individual 
contact t)etween the student and the minister was lacking. 

The Williams Christian Association embassy offers an ideal oppor- 
tunity for those who do desire such a personal approach to religious 
thinking. Each one of the eight ministers who will lead informal dis- 
cusjion is known for his fine personality and ability to stimulate and direct 
religious controversy. It is to be hoped that many students will take 
advantage of this opportunity to reap the many benefits of a personal 
approach to religion. 

THE SCIENTIFIC APPROACH 

Williams is singularly privileged to welcome to its campus today the 
first of two outstanding conferences to be held here this spring. We are 
fortunate as a host to entertain four hundred students representing our 
fellow New England colleges; we are fortunate as a college to offer our 
facilities for the valuable activities of the Connecticut Valley Student 
Scientific Conference. 

The Conference ha- much to offer the members of the Williams 
community besides the science majors who are actively participating in 
the day's proceedings. It should serve as a forceful reminder that the 
natural sciences remain an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum. 
It is obvious, and natural that the social sciences are receiving the most 
emphasis aad publicity in the present day Williams education. Our Faculty 
Forum last week pointed out, however, that we must not lose sight of the 
value of the humaniiies. Today's meeting evidences the value of the 
laboratory and the part pure science plays in the ideal balanced educa- 
tional program. 

But tiie Williams undergraduate body should find in this conference, 
something more than a mere reminder. Nor is it the often forgotten fact 
that cells, molecules, and currents can be just as fascinating as the dy- 
namics of fascism. It is something of positive value. It is called the scien- 
tific approach. 

To many, demonstrations and papers on scientific matters, may seem 
unimportant jiTid a far cry from what may be the most engrossing and 
vital subjects of the day. But the activities in today's meeting are not 
abstract and impractical. When seeking the answer to an important 
question, there is often a tendency to overlook facts in opposition to 
some particular prejudice. There is a tendency to allow emotions too 
great a p.ii't in arriving at a decision. Observation at today's conference 
should offer new light on the way to attack a problem. The scientist's 
approach to any question involves a search for all the possible facts which 
might influence the final decision; and the application of all the facts 
whether or not they are in opposition to a preconceived notion. The 
social scientist, i^articularly, should find this scientific attitude invalual)le. 
It enables him to analyze ])ropaganda. It offers him something he too 
often lacks — a rational, impartial, and unemotional approach. 

The scientific approach must be the tool of all who seek knowledge 
and truth. It is a tool, then, that all who are seeking an education at 
Williams must learn to master. 



CALENDAR 



SUNDAY, APRIL 16 

11:30 a.m. — The Student Radio Council 
presents a discussion on "Revision 
of the Neutrality Act" by Frederick 
L. Schuman, Woodrow Wilson Pro- 
fessor of Government, Bertrand Fox, 
assistant professor of economics, and 
Peyton Hurt, college librarian. Station 
WBRK. 

5:30 p.m. — Rev. Charles H. Cadigan, 
Chaplain of Amherst College, will 
give the sermon at the regular even- 
ing vesper service. Thompson Mem- 
orial Chapel. 

7:30 p.m. — The Liberal Club presents 
Kurt R. Mattusch, German econ- 
omist, who will speak on "Forces 
Behind German Expansion." Jesup 
Hall. 



Commuiiicatioii s 



Although communlcationa may b« pubUahed 
unaignad, If ao raqueatad, the name of ua writer 
muat in tvtry caaa be aubmitted to the editor. 
The Board doea not neceaaarily endone, how- 
aver, the facta atated, nor the opiniona expieaaed 
In this department. 



Notices 



Phi Beta Kappa will hold a dinner at 
the Haller Inn on Thursday, April 27, at 
7:00 p.m. Dean George H.Chaseof Harvard 
University will speak, and Professor W. I. 
Milham will preside. 



The annual room drawing for the Class 
of 1941 will take place in the Treasurer's 
Office, Thursday afternoon, April 20, 
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. 



A college mimeographing service spon- 
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and undergraduate use. W. Pike '41, who 
!i in charge, has posted a calendar sched- 
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for stencils, paper, and labor. 



To the Editor of The Record : 
Dear Sir; 

It is with mixed feelings that we have 
read Mr. Brande's letter which appeared 
in your last issue. On the one hand, we 
scorn, his timidity in espousing his cause, 
and on the other hand, we welcome this 
occasion, which he has provided, of pro- 
claiming the great cause of Rightist reac- 
tion. The time has been long past due when 
we should save ourselves from the corro- 
sive and demoralizing forces of Leftism, 
Coninuinism, Socialism, and such radical 
trends in thought and action. The time 
has been long past due for conscientious 
and concerted action in stemming the 
menacing RED Tide. 

But we find Mr. Brande's Nationalist 
Club completely unsatisfactory toward 
accomplishing the desired end. It is 
|X)sitively pusilanimous, and a sell-out to 
the radical forces which infest this college. 
We see no gain in its organization. In 
plain fact, it is too far to the Left. 

There is, however, an organization 
already flourishing on this campus, which 
fearlessly — nay, ruthlessly — intends to es- 
pouse, maintain, and advance the cause 
of Conservatism and Reaction. That 
organization, of which we are proud to be 
members, is the SUPERNATIONALIST 
CLUB. We are proud of our social obliga- 
tion: we are proud of our Kullur; we are 
proud of our program which we are about 
to undertake. 

Motivated by our motto, "Every Man 
a Fuehrer," we are going forward in our 
policy (commonly known as Drang nach 



jede Richtung) which is divided into Local 
and National Objectives. Our declared 
Local Objectives arc: 

1. Change the curriculum to include a 
full-year course in flag waving, 

2. Establish a concentration camp on 
tole Field. 

.?. Rename the Freshman Quad "A<lolph 
Hitler Platz". 

4. Aryanize all charwomen and janitors. 

5. Take over a pew in the Thompson 
Memorial Chapel for the indoctrination 
of Neo- Paganism. 

6. Mobilize the Flying Club and the 
N'acht Club and keep them at wartime 
strength. 

Our declared National Objectives are: 

1. Petition Congress and exert force if 
necessary to have the red stripes taken ofT 
the American (lag. 

2. Annex Pownal Centre to Williams- 
town as part of Williamstown Irredenta. 

3. Establish a protectorate over .Am- 
herst to prevent further "atrocities" in 
that area. 

4. Declare war against Bennington Col- 
lege in an effort to stamp out all commun- 
ism in \'ermont. 

By this, our policy, the battle lines have 
been drawn. We, who ha\e pledged our- 
selves to this cause, will brook no oppo- 
sition. However, those who would share 
in our rich heritage — who will join in the 
perpetuation of our Kullur — are welcome 
to our fast-swelling ranks. 

(Signed) 
THE SUPERNATIONALIST GRAND 
COUNCIL 
William B. (iates '39 
Harry N. Gottlieb '39 
Alexander R. Ilolliday '40 
Howard E. Hugo '41 
James M. Ludlow '39 
Allan B. Neal '40 
Murray S. Stcdman '39 
John O. Tomb '40 
F'nink II. Townsend '40 



FACULTY 
ORU M 



By Lawrence W. Beals 
There is a prevailing tendency to be- 
lieve that by confronting the under- 
graduate with a wide variety of "interest- 
ing" courses and allowing him to take his 
pick, he will thereby receive a liberal 
education. The purpose of this article i.i to 
challenge this theory. 

I believe that a college student should be 
required to take some courses in which he 
may not be interested. This belief follows 
from the conviction that there are some 
things which every educated American 
ought to know. Whether or not he happen- 
ed to be interested in those things before 
he got to know about them is irrelevant 
to the meaning of education. It is fan- 
tastic to urge that the liberal curriculum 
exists to provide the opportunity for 
indulging pre-existing interests. Basing 
liberal education upon interest makes it 
either a vocational enterprise or a way of 
creating dilettantes. 

It is not being contended that liberal 
education has nothing to do with stu- 
dents' interests. As I see it, the first job 
of a college like Williams is to make men 
free. On the intellectual side, this means to 
further a man's understanding of the world 
of nature and human society in which he 
lives. This requires a person to get new 
interests. It is untrue in practice and un- 
sound in theory to suppose that novel 
interests are acquired additively. A 
genuinely new interest is likely to do 
something to the old ones. Indeed, the 
criticism, revision, and abandonment of 
already existing interests constitute the I 
natural prelude to getting the new. The 
institution that adjusts its educational 
fare to the likes of its students removes the 
conditions under which new interests can 
grow. 

If the foregoing contentions were 
seriously agreed to, Williams would have 
to reverse one of the current trends in 
its curricular policy. We should have to 
insist upon a larger number of required 
courses. (Note that the only specific 
courses required at Williams have to do 
with the body and not with the mind. 
Even Public Speaking may be viewed as 
developing a laryngeal and postural 
technique for expressing any kind of idea 
whatever!) There is a basic, practical 
principle upon which it would first be 
necessary to secure agreement. We should 
have to concur that in the present cur- 
riculum there are some courses which 
contribute more than others to the general 
understanding of the contemporary world 
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As a result of petitions made under the 
organization's new competition policy, 
these men were chosen to fill the following 
positions: C. l.ediard Ward '41, stage 
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Anderson Concert 

^Continued irom FiiBt Page) 
soul ol a people who have suffered." 

\ ocal experts and music critics have 
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magic of her voice. I ler early training 
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Local travel agencies, in anticipation of 
an early rush for passages to foreign 
climes, are already prepared to inform 
students and faculty alike of steamship 
bookings to Kurope and the North Cape. 
Special student rates are nowenablingmore 
travellers to enjoy the scenic wonders of 
the Old World. 

The scenic beauties of the continent 
offered to bicyclers and faltboaters are 
the lures that make this form of diversion 
one of the most popular pastimes of the 
traveller. I'he land of the midnight sun, 
with its blue fjords, towering, snow-capped 
peaks that rise directly from the water's 
edge, and its pictureseiue towns and people, 
is even more popular than ever. 

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(Continued Irom First Page) 
they can only confront Fascist aggression 
with an overwhelmingly superior coali- 
tion. No such coalition can be created by 
Anglo-French pledges to defend Poland, 
Rumania and Greece, for these states are 
helpless and geographically cannot be 
protected by England and France. 

1 he creation of such an alliance, ac- 
cording to Professor Schunian, would force 
Poland and Rumania to join, while any- 
thing short of it can only tempt the axis 
powers to new advances on the correct 
assumption that they possess strategic 
superiorit\, the plain fighting strength, 
to smash through any coalition of which 
Russia is not a member. 

Fixing a dateline to his belief, Mr. Schu- 
nian said that the next three weeks will 
indicate whether London and Paris are 
prepared to keep peace by joining the 
Soviet I'nion or by surrendering com- 
pletely. Any action short of allying with 
Russia, or short of complete surrender may 
well precipitate a war in which the de- 
mocracies will be defeated. 

Williams' political forecaster appended a 
pessimistic comment to his remarks by 
stating that Russia might well refuse to 
align herself with a defensive alliance 
engineered by Chamberlain, figuring that 
she had no better chance of holding him to 
his promises than did other countries 
whom he betrayed over the last three 
years. 

In addition, like Czechoslovakia, Po- 
land's anil Rumania's ruling classes are 
properly owners who might rather give 
up independence to the Fascists, than 
both independence and property in the 
case of Rtissian protectionism. 



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Goodbody *37 AMSumes 
College Publicity Post 

Necessity for greater coordination 
of college news releases has resulted 
in the appointment of John C. Good- 
body '37 as assistant secretary to the 
President in charge of publicity for 
an exploratory period. The appoint- 
ment was made possible by a recent 
gift from an anonymous alumnus. 

Since the college has for a long time 
felt itself under obligation to direct 
newsworthy developments on the 
campus to the attention of alumni and 
public, creation of the new position 
removes a longstanding need. Mr. 
Goodbody will handle administrative 
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FACULTY FORUM 



(Continued irom Second Page) 
and society. Once this principle is granted, 
we can not consistently refrain from mak- 
ing at least the effort to arrive at some 
minimal base of required courses. 

The effect upon the more specialized 
work of the upperclass years would be to 
enhance competence. If the college official- 
ly refuses to sanction an impetus to work 
where no work exists, it can not justly 
demand that the momentarily bored 
honors student be responsible for material 
that happens not to interest him. Com- 
petence involves willingness to work in 
the absence of any immediate glimpse as 
to the eventual significance of the job at 
hand. 

A further effect of requiring students to 
take certain courses would be to democra- 
tize the affairs of the intellect. Political 
democracy can not survive in the absence 
of cultural democracy. If the specialist is 
a good citizen in a democracy, it certainly 
is not because he is a specialist. Knowledge 
in common provides the only condition 
under which individuals can assert their 
unique reactions to what they know. The 
introduction of more required courses 
would serve as a necessary foil to what is 
culturally undemocratic in the major 
system. 

I do not expect the foregoing thoughts to 
meet with any wide acceptance. The 
proposals will be viewed as a desire to 
turn the clock backwards and to return to 
the old Williams of the Latin requirement. 
But such shibboleths do not constitute 
counter-argument. They serve merely to 
veil the hidden and sentimental premise 
that what comes later in time must al- 
ways be better than what goes before. 



Science Conference 

(Continued irom First Page) 

The lecturer is a member of numerous 
scientific societies, has been president of 
the American Academy of Arts and Sci- 
ences, and was in 1929 the president of 
the American Association of Naturalists. 
He is also the author of a number of books 
and articles dealing primarily with the 
nervous organs and animal reactions. 
Biology Holds Spotlight 

Judging from the number of papers and 
demonstrations expected. Biology will 
hold the predominant position just as it 
did last year at Amherst. Ninety-four of 
the approximate total of 170 student pre- 
sentations come under some one of its 
branches. 

Among the men giving laboratory dem- 
onstrations is ace New England middle 
distance swimmer Harold Rawstrom of 
Springfield College who will present in- 
formation on "Work Done and Energy 
Used in Swimming." Other topics range 
from "The Men in the Moon" to "A 



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Statistical Study of the Optimal Weights 
of Women Entering Mount Holyoke 
College", and "Musical Preference in 
Relation to Social Personality." 

Williams men will present a total of 
twelve papers and demonstrations, while 
Mount Holyoke will offer the largest 
number with nearly fifty. Students from 
Smith are scheduled to give thirty-two, 
and all the remaining colleges will present 
between seven and eleven each. 

Directing the conference is the executive 
committee from Williams composed of 
David M. Pratt, George S. Allen, and H. 
Barksdale Brown, '39, and faculty adviser 
Elbert C. Cole, professor of biology. 



Julep Club 



(Continued bom Fint Page) 
Wind." "Although our choice was not 
selected I am confident that we helped 
crystallize opinion and were primarily 
responsible for the resulting action," he 
gruffly stated, nibbling a slice of cornpone. 

Other higher-ups in the infant organiza- 
tion are co-publicity directors H. E. 
Johnston and John W. Newcombe, who 
are bending every effort to put the thing 
across. Membership at present is coming 
along slowly, but when the mint julep 
season comes along — and the enthusiastic 
officers are sure it is just around the corner 

the roll call is expected to swell. 



Inclement Weather 

ICkinttnued bom Firel Page) 
and Nelly Nelligan are lighting it out for 
second base, although the latter appears 
slated for an outfield berth. Frankie 
Bush has left no question as to the short- 
stop post and is continuing the hitting 
and fielding that he showed last year with 
the freshr \n. Captain Pete Seay is a 
fixture at third. 

Larry Durrell is a definite starter in 
the outfield, although he too has been 
considered for second. Nelligan, Skipper 
Fox, and Perry Hazard are a toss-up for 
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WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1939 



No. 8 



Contralto Will 
Appear Before 
Capacity House 

Marian Anderson to Sing 
Program of Spirituals 
and Classics in Recital 



Schubert Featured 

Singer, Banned in Capitol 
by D.A.R., Closes 1938-39 
College Concert Series 

Every available seat in Chapiii Hall 
will be occupied Thursday evening to 
hear Marian Anderson, internationally 
acclaimed negro contralto, in a recital 
ringing down the curtain on this year's 
Thompson Concert Series. With all 
tickets sold a month ago, three hundred 
people are now on the waiting list for an 
opportunity to hear one of the greatest 
voices of our times. 



Program 
I 

licgruessung H.lndel 

Se Klorindo e Fedele Scarlatti 

Agnus Dei Bi'-et 

11 
Kruhlingstraum Schubert 

Der Tod Und Das Madchen Schubert 
Wohin Schubert 

Ave Maria Schubert 

III 

Don Fatale (Don Carlos) Verdi 

(Intermission) 

IV 

Night On Ways Unknown 

Has Fallen (Iriffes 

Klvets! Charles Cohen 

Amuri, Amuri Sadero 

T'>e Girl the Bovr All l.ove Vehenen 

' V 
Deep River Arr. by Burleigh 

lleav'n, lleav'n Arr. by Burleigh 

Crucifixion Arr. by Payne 

My Soul's Been Anchored 
in the Lord Arr. by Price 



(Contiiiuad on Third Page) 

500 Scientists 
Throng Campus 
Over Weekend 



Representatives from 15 
Colleges Hear Dr. Parker 
Open 9th Annual Conn. 
Valley Science Meeting 



Favored by the first real spring day of 
the year, 500 delegates from fifteen colleges 
streamed into Williamstown Saturday for 
the ninth annual Connecticut Valley 
Student Scientific Conference. The under- 
graduate scientists heard the principal 
speaker, Dr. George H. Parker, open the 
meeting in the morning with a speech on 
the nervous system, and then flocked to 
the science laboratories, where demonstra- 
tions were on display and papers were 
presented till late afternoon. 

In his illustrated address, entitled 
"Modern Views on the Action of the 
Nervous System," Dr. Parker emphasized 
the fact that both the pituitary gland and 
the nerves effect the protective color 
changes in many of our present-day fish 
and frogs. During the course of his lecture, 
the noted zoologist mentioned dolefully 
that since young women had lost the art 
of blushing, mankind had lost the last 
vestige of protective coloration. 

Holyok* Sands 90 Delagataa 
Knives, needles, and rats' teeth flashed 
with devastating effect in the Biology 
laboratory, which was the scene of 106 
demonstrations and papers on everything 
from Bacteriology to Entomology. About 
twenty-five student fingers were punctured 
by Miss Eleanor Johnson of Smith College, 
who was demonstrating the "Haemoglobin 
Blood Count," numerous frogs and mice 
(CoaliaMd as Fwulh ?•«•) 



Ailolph, the Rat, Tires 
Of His Glass Abdomen 

Among other things at Saturday's 
science conference, William G. Steltz, 
Jr. '40 learned that rats, too, have 
feelings. Steltz's discovery came when 
he attempted to improve the visibil- 
ity of Adolph, the transparent rat, 
whose abdomen is covered by a sheet 
of cellophane through which the cur- 
ious public can gaze. 

Adolph was not amenable to the 
idea of having his window tampered 
with, so when Steltz put his finger in 
the rodent's mouth, Adolph bit it 
with obvious relish. "Vou rat!" 
hissed Steltz as he rubbed his lacera- 
ted finger, "1 was only trying to clean 
your windshield." 



Purple to Face 
Powerful Yale 
Nine in Opener 

Dave Fitzgerald or Hadley 
Mound Choice as Ephs 
Begin 16-Game Schedule 



2Dd Base Unsettled 



By Robert F. Jordan, 2n(l '41 

Dividing the local baseball spotlight 
with major league openings throughout 
the country, Pete Seay's Purple nine 
travels to Yale today to ring up the 
curtain on a difficult sixteen-ganie sched- 
ule. Williams efforts will be concentrated 
on avenging last year's 14-2 drubbing 
that the Elis administered behind Moe 
Jubitz, sensation of the Bulldogs' mound 
corps. 

Yale has already dropped games to 
University of Richmond, University of 
Virginia, Georgetown, and Navy, all 
four at an advanced stage of development 
in comparison to the snowbound Elis, on 
their spring vacation southern jaunt. But 
Captain Eddie Collins conducted his 
team back to New Haven Saturday to 
shut out the New Haven Pros, 6-0, and 
the Purple will have their hands full this 
afternoon. 

Elis Meet Red Sox 

Hopes for a fair showing at Yale de 
pend upon the capacity of the Yale 
pitching staff to stand up under a taxing 
stretch of games. For the Blue team will 
be sandwiching the Williams encounter 
between an exhibition with Boston's gold- 
plated Red Sox, Monday, and their 
Eastern Intercollegiate League debut 
with Pennsylvania, Wednesday. 

These two games are expected to keep 
Jubitz, master Moe who blinded the 
Eph batting order last year, and Joseph 
(Smokey Joe junior) Wood well occupied. 
Joe Wood senior, Yale mentor, will 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Round Table to Hold 
Discussion on Spain 

Drs. Gregersen, Vaccariello, 
DeLozada, andBrande'40 
to Talk in Griflfin Today 



Three authorities on Spain and Span- 
iards will direct the Round Table dis- 
cussion this afternoon, at which conserva- 
tism will be championed by the under- 
graduate speaker. Drs. DeLozada, 
Vaccariello, and Grege^rsen uphold the 
faculty panel, while Justin Brande '40 
will express a student interpretation. 

Each of the faculty speakers has tra- 
veled or lived in Spain, and will approach 
"The Significance of the Fall of the Span- 
ish Republic" from three diflferent angles. 
Dr. DeLozada, authority on South- 
American affairs, will speculate on the 
influence which France and Spain may 
have on trade and political tendencies 
there. 

Mr. Vaccariello holds vigorous opinions 
as to the effect the change in government 
will have on the individual Spaniard, 
whom he has observed during many visits 
to that country. He will estimate the 
probable consequences of Rightist reac- 
(CeallBBed oa TUid Page) 



Architect's Drawing of Adams Memorial Theatre 




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New Home of Cap & Bells Which Will Be Ready for First Production One Year 
From Now. 



Presidents Office Releases Architects 
Plans of New Adams Memorial Theatre 

$250,000 Building Will Offer Complete Facilities 
For Curricular Expansion in Music, Drama 



Within a year Cap and Hells, long con- 
tending with Williamstown's historical 
but inadequate Opera House, will stage 
its productions in what will be the finest 
collegiate drama center of the country, the 
Adams Memorial Theater. According to 
plans recently made public for the first 
time by the President's Office, the building 
will offer complete facilities for an ex- 
panded music department as well as 
possible new courses in drama, both of 
V. hich :"i;y be added to the present rurrir- 
uluni. 

The theater, as announced last Novem- 
ber, is a gift to the college from an anony- 
mous donor in memory of John Quincy 
Adams, a resident of Hopkintown from 
1825 to 1851, who later moved to Chicago 
where he became a leading miller and one 
of the earliest members of the Board of 
Trade. The gift will provide for the erec- 
tion of a $250,000 structure offering com- 
plete curricular and extra-curricular fac- 
ilities for both music and drama, together 
with a substantial endowment fund for 
its maintenance. 

Located mid-way between Park and 



.South Streets, on the north side of Main, 
the rectangular theater will be constructed 
of grey Indiana limestone and be of mod- 
ern architectural design. Inside the theater 
a sloping fan-shaped auditorium, indirect- 
ly lighted, will seat 465, all in orchestra 
seats with adequate sight lines to the stage. 

A sky cyclorama of plaster when 
illuminated will give the impression of 
limitless space, while entre-act space is 
provided in the lobby, vestibule, and 
lihrary-loTiijTP. Adjacent to the lounge 
will be a large ticket booth and a small 
kitchenette. 

Also on the main floor, the wing will 
house a large workshop adjoining the 
stage so that horizontal shifting of scenery 
and "rolling stages" will be possible. A 
counter-weight system for handling verti- 
cal scenery at any point between the cur- 
tain line and the cyclorama on the stage is 
also part of the equipment with ropes 
being operated from fly galleries above the 
stage floor at each side of the stage house. 

In the basement below the main audi- 
torium a combination concert room and 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Eddie Collins, General Manager of Boston 
Red Sox, Thinks Yankees Are Very Strong! 



Eddie Collins, general manager of ! 
Boston's million-dollar Red Sox, proved 
himself an able diplomat as well as an 
experienced baseball executive in an inter- 
view on the eve' of the major leagues' 
1939 debut today. Sparring and parrying 
queries pertinent to the coming season, 
Eddie had a perfect day and came up with 
a shutout to boot. 

Collins, whose middle name Trowbridge 
is a family secret, came through the post- 
war Chicago Black Sox scandal, a page out 
of baseball's forgotten past, with flying 
colors. Later he starred for Connie Mack's 
Athletics when they were at their peak. 
Outside of a few corrugations on his bronz- 
ed face and one or two additional inches 
around the waistline Collins still looked 
capable of showing his expensive ball 
hands a few tricks out of his wealth of 
big league experience. 

Vents Wrath on Worker 

The senior member of the Collins family 
(Eddie junior captains the Yale team 
against Williams today) was found in his 
office atop the Fenway Park grandstand, 
attending to the daily round of chores. 
While an erring groundskeeper, who had 
apparently messed up some simple task, 
was facing the Collins wrath, this reporter 
managed to squeeze one foot inside his 
private office. When the storm subsided 
Mr. Collins became very affable and settled 
down to the business at hand. 

"Who's going to beat the Yankees and 
when?" was the quite logical opening 
question. Tapping his fingers cautiously 
as he lounged back in his swivel chair Tom 
Yawkey's first assistant explained that 



he hadn't seen any of the teams in action 
this year and therefore couldn't say. "Of 
course the Yanks are very strong," he 
added, presenting an interesting slant on 
the subject. 

Gladly Discusses Weather 

"And how about the Sox?" Mr. Collins 
was asked. "Well, I haven't seen them this 
year, but I was talking to Joe Cronin 
recently and he says the team is having 
nice weather and are all in very good 
shape." This topic proved interesting but 
fruitless and a few more tries were easy 
outs. Mr. Collins hadn't seen any of the 
teams in action and hesitated to say any- 
thing about the coming pennant struggle. 

"Is Lou Gehrig really washed up as an 
active player?" was the next question. 
"That's hard to say," stated Eddie, "as I 
haven't seen him this year." 

Major-domo Eddie was inveigled into a 
discussion of Lefty Grove's prospects for 
the coming year. "He's getting along, you 
know," said Mr. Collins chattily, "and 
won't be able to start as often as a few 
years ago, but the arm seems O.K. We 
aren't counting on Lefty, however, so 
any wins he produces will be so much 
gravy." Not mentioning the fact that the 
Red Sox may need plenty of gravy come 
next August and the race to see who 
finishes second to the Yanks, we brought 
up the subject of night ball. 
Niflht BaU A "Fad" 

"Just a fad which will never become 

part of big league ball," flatly stated 

Collins. "Baseball always was and always 

will be an afternoon game." Five minutes 

(Conliaaed on TUid Page) 



Baxter, Lerner, 
Sayre to Lead 
Peace Meeting 

Williams, Bennington Will 
Gather Here Thursday, 
Hitler's 50th Birthday 



To Argue Neutrality 

Six Campus Organizations 
Back Project Conceived 
by Local Student Union 



By ScUDDER M. Parker '41 
While millions of hysterical "Heil 
Hitlers" rock Germany on der Fuehrer's 
fiftieth birthday this Thursday, a joint 
meeting of Williams and Bennington 
students, called in an attempt to reach a 
rational basis for agreement on the under- 
graduate's relation to the threatening 
world situation, will take place in Jesup 
Hall auditorium at 3:00 p.m.lSimilar to 
last year's demonstration, and part of a 
nationwide series of college programs, the 
gathering, backed by six Williams campus 
organizations, will be addressed by Wood- 
row Wilson Sayre '40, President Baxter, 
Professor Max Lerner, and delegates from 
other colleges, 

Intended to draw together and crystal- 
lize the countless ideas and interpreta- 
tions which have swamped students here 
for the past year, the meeting will climax 
preparations during the week, including 
Sunday's Radio Council program on 
neutrality, classroom discussions, and a 
special Thursday chapel service. In addi- 
tion, Cal King, manager of the Walden 
Theater, has been persuaded to show the 
"Four Hundred Million," essentially a 
peace propaganda picture. 

Petition to be Circulated 
The nio3t .jigi-.ifVaint r.ctc of the n-.cct-. 
ing, a note which is intended to sound the 
tone of the whole demonstration, appears 
in a petition which will be circulated 
among the students. Advocating the 
repeal of the Johnson Act and Congres-. 
sional acceptance of the Thomas Amend- 
ment, the petition concludes with the 
words, "Furthermore, when this use of 
violence among nations has been eradica- 
ted, we wish to offer our support for posi- 
tive United States action in considering 
the vital needs of all countries." 

Iierner's First Appearance 
President Baxter will speak on the 
necessity for Williams undergraduates to 
face world problems in the light of their 
future positions as community leaders, 
and Dr. Max Lerner in his first campus 
address since joining the faculty will 
indicate what kind of a nation ours must 
be to lend effective support to the demo- 
(Continued on Thiid Fage) 



Johnson Goes Round 
World in Jesup Talk 

Highlights Account of Trip 
in 'Yankee' ^vith Movies 
of Colorful Sea Journey 



Captain Irving Johnson wove a spell 
over Jesup Hall Friday evening, and then 
bore his entranced audience with him into 
far-off spots that he had seen in his last 
voyage around the globe in the 92-foot 
schooner "^'ankee." Footnoting his color 
movies of the trip with explanatory anec-J' 
dotes, the Outing Club speaker gave an 
exciting acccount of his year and a half 
journey. 

The high point of the evening was the 
movie that cameraman Ted Zacker had 
taken. His color pictures of the "Yankee" 
under sail, and in particular a silhouette 
of the ship, stood out far above the 
ordinary travelogues, as did a shot of 
unique ceremonial rites in Bali, where 
more than fifty bodies were burned amid 
native dances intended to ward off the 
devils. So good was his work that he 
stepped off the "Yankee" into a job with 
Eastman Kodak. 

Bad Fiah Food 

En route to Pitcairn from Easter Island, 
and two days from Pitcairn, Captain 
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j THE ADAMS MEMORIAL THEATRE 

John Quiiicy Adaiii.s, of Hupkintou, went Westward before the Oivil 
War. Now, with great .significance, liis .succe.s.s is returning clo,se to home. 
The new inoinorial theatre, to be erected in hi.s name, will .stand a.s a real 
contribution to that cultural .side of man which i.s being all too .seriously 
neglected in the.se mad day.s. 

Our.s is a materialistic world that has tended to overlook the things 
of the spirit, tlie qualities which give de|)th. meaning, and value to life. 
We ru.sli from event to event, from crisi.s to cri.sis, without real purpose, 
with alternating convictions, and worst of all with very little of that in- 
ward .store of intercst.s that the educated soul should have to fall back upon 
when times seem out of joint. 

Williams has not failed to follow the re.st of the world in this respect. 
Here we idolize the social sciences until we become all too completely 
mere creatures of the moment. Not that the.se .studies do not have an 
important place in modern education, but they should not crowd so 
completely the fine arts, humanities, and languages. They are subjects 
for vocations, but not for avocations, and we need more of the latter todiiy. 
Thus, we look to the new theatre with immense interest, and with 
rising hopes. Williams now has a grand opportunity to remedy its de- 
ficiency in the twin fields of music appreciation and instrumental activity. 
This means increasing the staff, perhaps with one man to take care of 
extra-curricular groups and another to introduce some adequate cour.ses 
in the intelligent understanding of music. It also means further ex- 
panding the courses offered in connection with drama and the stage. 

The physical facilities will be available in the new building with its 
laboratory theatre for experimental plays, music classes, recitals, and 
rehear.sals, and its four sound-proofed practice rooms. And these must 
be taken advantage of, if Williams desires to remain a truly Liberal Arts 
institution, and if it intends to subordinate training for a vocation to 
training for real life. 




AH. SCIENCE 



We 
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peered sleepily out 
window Saturday 



IS IT PEACE WE WANT? 

Williams will hold its second peace demonstration on Thursday after- 
noon. Once again, reason will rule emotion, as undergraduates and faculty 
join to re-appraise the problem of war in our harassed world. Thanks to 
the Student Union — which gains, for this cause, the support of its usually 
derisive opponents — we can attempt to crystallize our efforts toward 
a goal we all desire. 

Paradoxically enough, though, the development of these spring 
gatherings has pretty well paralleled the intensifying decline of inter- 
national morality. We may well ask whether expressions of pacifism in 
some nations do not lead to land grabbing in others. For the major ques- 
tion this year is not one of absolute peace but of halting fascist aggression. 

This puts our agitation for peace on a very short-run basis — while 
the motivations for war lie deep down in our societal organization. Men 



morning to observe the weather and found 
the place swarming with females dressed 
in gay colors and gleefully shrieking for- 
mulas at one another. Never one to ignore 
the call of -Spring, we donned the grey 
spats and popped out to investigate. 

On .Spring .Street at the breakfast hour, 
hordes of these same gayly-accoutred 
Jemmes were making their way to the 
Walden. We thought it was an early bird 
matinee and, downing a single scrambled 
in a bite, were off to join the fun. A bit 
confused when we heard people making 
speeches instead of showing Hicks, we 
asked Cal King what it meant, Cal mut- 
tered something about science and dis- 
appeared into the box office. That sounded 
queer to us until we took a closer look at 
some of the fillies who had interrupted our 
breakfast, ^'es, it must have been science! 
That set us back quite some. But after 
all, Williams is a place for broadening one- 
(Contlnued on Third Page) 



Eli Encounter 



as a rule do not fight out of love for bloody battlefields and shattered 

bodies. And when they do experience a taste for combat, it is generally I Hopkins Grammer and Deerfield, and if 



(Continued from First Page) 
probably be forced to call upon .second 
stringers Crosby, Ames, or Stevens to 
handle the Purple assignment. 

Pete Seay and his mates will be playing 
on a regulation infield for the first time 
this afternoon. Although they worked out 
on Weston Field Friday and Saturday, 
practice was held behind the grandstand ,as 
the diamond is still unplayable. Work here 
was makeshift at best, with the inlieldcrs 
following the ball in and out of wood- 
chuck holes and the outfielders stymied bj- 
the centerfield woods. 
Meehan Has Catching Assignment 
The Williams starting line-up, with the 
exception of second, has already been 
settled. In an effort to get off on the right 
foot. Coach Caldwell will start either 
Dave Fitzgerald or Huff Hadley on the 
mound. A strong supporting cast of 
Danny Dunn, Lee Stetson, Ken Mitchell, 
and Lefty Tom Fitzgerald will be ready 
to take up the burden. 

Shaun Meehan, who last year slugged 
the freshmen to an undefeated season, 
will start behind the plate. Meehan found 
little difficulty in solving Joe Wood's 
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because they need release from disturbing tensions and pressures coming 
from impersonal causes. Men do fight, however, because they have been 
whipped to a frenzy of unnatural hatreds — induced by those who have 
something to gain, and little to lose, from a shot at conquest. 

War, then, and its prevention, becomes more than a matter of demion- 
strations. It is a problem running far deeper than any panegyrics against 
fascism. Its causes intersperse our whole social fabric. If it is peace we want, 
and we can never hope to preserve it alone, we must look beyond neutrality 
acts. We must go further than preserving the democracies. We will have 
to work, and get others to work with us, for a social order that really 
succeeds in satisfying men's human needs. The present efforts have their 
commendable aspects. Peace demonstrations at least centralize public 
opinion. But we should not let our anti-fascist nature blind us to the 
essential problem of removing the discomforts and dissatisfactions which 
will lead any nation to war as long as they exist. 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY, APRIL 17 

12:00 m.— Professor Charles R. Keller 
will conduct daily chapel service 
today through Wednesday. Thompson 
Memorial Chapel. 

7:30 p.m.— W.C.A. Embassy will be 
conducted in the social organizations 
tonight. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 18 

4:00 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams 
vs. Yale. New Haven, Conn. 

4:00 p.m. — Round Table discussion on 
"Significance of Fall of the Spanish 
Republic." Professors de Lozada and 
Vaccaricllo, Dean Gregerson, and 
Justin Brande '40 will talk. Griffin 
Hall. 

7:30 p.m.— W.C.A. Embassy will be 
conducted in the social organizations 
tonight. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 
12:00 m.— Rev. Grant Noble, college 
chaplain, and President Baxter will 
conduct a special chapel service on 
peace. Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

3:Dfi p.m. — Student Union peace demon- 
stration. Addresses by President Bax- 
ter, Professor Lerner, and Woodrow 
W. Sayre '40. Jesup Hall. 

8:30 p.m. — ^Thompson Concert Series 
presents a recital by Marian Ander- 
ion, negro contralto. Chapin Hall. 



FRIDAY, APRIL 21 
12:00 m.— Bruce Roberts '39 will conduct 
daily chapel service today. Thompson 
Memorial Chapel. 



Notices 



Ragiatration Registration for the three 
lower classes began on 
Monday and will extend through Friday, 
April 28. During the period extending 
from Monday, April 17, through Friday, 
April 21, all members of the three lower 
classes must contact their registration 
officers; faculty advisers in the case of 
freshmen, and departmental officers in 
the case of sophomores and juniors. 
During the same time forms for registra- 
tion must be collected at the Dean's Office. 
A five dollar fine will be imposed for 
failure to comply with either of these 
requirements by Friday, the 2l8t. Regis- 
tration must be completed by Friday, 
the 28th. 



"Cousin" Joe should start, the former 
Choate star plans to get in some good work 
at the plate. 

Second Base Oueation Mark 

Hadley and Dave Fitzgerald will 
alternate at first, bolstering the team's 
offense. Wayne Wilkins at present has the 
edge at second over Lanny Holmes, 
Frank Brown, and Nelly "Hi-hi" Nelligan, 
but Caldwell may decide on a game of 
musical chairs before the Yale game to 
settle the competition. 

Frankie Bush has a permanent strangle- 
hold on the shortstop berth and is one of 
the nine's most dependable hitters. With 
Captain Pete Seay at third the right side 
of the infield is one of the strongest 
features of the 1939 team. 

Shifting Larry Durrell to centerfield 
will defensively strengthen the garden 
trio. Nelligan and Perry Hazard will flank 
Durrell at left and right respectively. 
Skip Fox, injured early last season, is a 
possible starter if a last minute shift 
brings either Durrell or Nelligan in at 
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Chapel Sarvica President James P. 
Baxter, 3rd, will speak 
at a special noonday chapel service to be 
held on Thursday in conjunction with the 
campus peace rally. 

Infirmary Patianta E. H. Williams 
■39, H. S. Martin 
'40, Curtis, King '41, Heyman and Ray 
'42 were confined to the Thompson In- 
firmary when The Record went to press 
Sunday night. 



THE WALDEIV 



24 YEARS AGO— Baseball team returns 
from spring training 
trip after defeating N.Y.U. and Fordham | 
. . . Van Vechten orators Baxter, Bowne, 
McCook, and Thomas criticize freshman I 
curriculum . . . Captain Hodge of the 
quintet is picked as forward on All-Star 
Northeastern Collegiate Basketball five 
. . . Newton elected president of North- 1 
eastern Collegiate Basketball League. 

12 YEARS AOO— Spring football begins | 
with forty men re- 
porting for practise . . . Elshuco Trio I 
gives concert in Chapin Hall . . . Delta 
Upsilon wins intra-mural swimming cham- 1 
pionship by winning relay. 

6 YEARS AOO— RECORD BOARD I 
holds banquet with 
Furay of the United Press as principal | 
speaker, and Sargent the toastmaster . . 
Williams and Mt. Holyoke glee clubs I 
give combined concert at South Hadley 
. . . Fleischman '06 tells how he founded 
Th« Nea Yorker. 



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gemCtlicheit 

(Contlnuwl Irom S«oond P«g«) 
gelf;80, assuming a dignified and profound- 
ly knowing niein, we spent the day with 
science. 

In the Pliysics lal) we listened to a talk 
on "What Makes Radiators Say Ssssstt". 
In Chemistry a largish, angularish girlish 
was expatiating on "Beer And Water And 
Whv Not".- Biology brought forth a paper 
on "The Dropsical Tendencies in Blind 
I'igs," which we thought was rather clever. 
lUit our natural bent is the science of the 
mind. Psychology and the vagaries of 
human behavior have always fascinated 
us. So we stumbled up the steps of Jesup 
and fell headlong into a discussion group 
where a guy who looked like .Svengali was 
doing up "Freud And N'ou And Me." 
After medical aid had been given and the 
confusion had subsided, someone called 
us a schizophreniac. Well, by (lod, that 
was too much. 

Leaping to our one good foot, we yelled 
"Who's a skipozanijak, you manic- 
depressive boll weevil", and with that we 
staggered out, disgruntled and mad at 
(Science. Over a lager we conversed with 
Beardsley Quiggley Hambones, oiie of the 
mad instigators of the Conference, and 
heartily endorsed his <lictuni, "Hereafter, 
I hold no truck with scientific squash." 

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Round Table Asserts 
ISeutrality Law Acts 
As Aid to Aggression 

Revision of the Neutrality Act in 
order to reverse its present effect of 
giving aid to aggressor nations was the 
course advocated by Bertrand Fox, 
assistant professor of economics, 
Frederick L. Schuman, Woodrow 
Wilson IVofessor of government, and 
Peyton Hurt, college librarian, in a 
Sunday morning Radio Round Table 
discussion. Broadcast over station 
WURK, Pittsfield, the topic was 
"Whither American Neutrality?" 

That the "cash-and-carry" provi- 
sion of the present law only results in 
harming the victim countries was the 
general consensus of opinion. Pro- 
fessor Schuman emphasized that it 
was imperative to repeal the present 
law before a general European war. 



Johnson Lecture 

(Contiiiued irom First Page) 
Johnson related, one of the crew caught a 
fish which was served at mess. The fish 
itself was good, but it had eaten something 
that laid low the entire group with the 
exception of Mrs. Johnson, who sailed the 
"^■ankee" from there to f^itcairn practi- 
cally alone. 

The descendents of the "Bounty" 
mutineers came out to meet the ship, 
lirought it in, and nursed the stricken 
crew back to health. Then they gave them 
several tons of fresh food, and the 
"V'ankee" sailed on. 

Captain Johnson told how at Samoa the 
director of Samuel (loldwyn's "Hurricane" 
was looking for a ship for a scene in the 
picture. He hired the "Yankee" for the 
role, rigged up his cameras, and had 
Captain Johnson sail along a reef, about 
ten feet from the breakers, as the script 
demanded. 



Peace Meeting 



(Continued from Firtt Page) 
cratic and peaceful way among nations. 

A resume of the proposals for neutrality 
legislation now before congress will be 
presented to the gathering in a speech by 
Woodrow W. Sayre '40, who will urge 
support of the Thomas Amendment to 
the Neutrality Act and repeal of the John- 
son Act. Students from Smith, Mt. Hol- 
yoke, Amherst, and Bennington have been 
invited to talk briefly on what undergrad- 
uates as non-voters can do to guide their 
nation's foreign policy. 

Originally conceived by members of the 
Williams Student Union who are con- 
vinced that the foreign policy of our 
government intimately concerns all stu- 
dents in the present precarious state of the 
world, the demonstration has gained the 
backing of the Liberal Club, the Deutscher 
Verein, the Adelphic Union, the Round 
Table and the W.C.A. 



Spanish Question 

(ContlBaed bam FInt Page) 
tion on the culture and individuality of 
Spain. 

Dean Gregersen has also lived in the 
strife-torn country, and this afternoon 
plans to sketch the historical background 
of the recent struggle, and draw implica- 
tions from it. Discussion will doubtless be 
precipitated when Brande brings forward 
his presentation of the topic. 

As usual, open round table form will be 
followed after brief introductory talks by 
the speakers. The conference begins at 
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Marian Anderson 

(Conlinuwl bom Flitl Pag*) 
Several weeks ago, Miss Anderson 
attracted the national spotlight when the 
U.A.R. refused to grant her permission 
to appear at Constitution Hall in Wash- 
ington, D.C. for racial reasons. I'opular 
disapproval of this action was widespread 
and caused Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt 
to resign her membership in that organ- 
ization. When the contralto finally sang 
at an open-air concert, 75,000 people 
thronged to hear her. 

Following her first triumph, at the age 
of seventeen, when she was chosen from 
three hundred competitors to appear in 
the Lewisohn Stadium, Miss .Anderson 
toured Europe and was enthusiastically 
received from London to Moscow. Only 
after achie\ing foreign success, however, 
did her own country become acquainted 
with her talent and her beautiful voice, 
enriched hy a vast fund of emotion and 
deep sincerity. 

Olin Downes, one of the country's 
leading music critics, writes that "Miss 
.Anderson has the transcending quality 
of all authentic art — a genuine emotional 
identification with the core of music' 
The magic of her genius once caused 
Arturo Toscanini to leap excitedly to his 
feet and exclaim, "A voice like yours is 
heard only once in a hundred years." 

Arrangements for the schedule of next 
season's Thompson Concert Series have' 
recently been completed, according to an 
announcement by the committee. The 
program will include Myra Hess, concert 
pianist, Tito Schipa, lyric tenor of the 
Metropolitan Opera, the New York New 
Friends of Music Orchestra, with Pinza 
as soloist, and the Mozart Boys Choir. 



Out of the kindness of his heart the 
second baseman on Connie Mack's 
million dollar infield launched the next 
subject himself, a scholarly dissertation 
on the diflficulty of picking up enough 
natural material to keep his club going. 
What with the extensive farm systems 
that such chaps as Branch Rickey and 
Joe McCarthy have established Eddie 
finds the scout's job plenty tough these 
days. "Not that the game is losing favor 
with the youth of today," he pointed out, 
"but all the really good players are 
snapped up before they're out of rompers." 

After another fifteen minutes of fanning 
which left the more pressing questions 
still unanswered Mr. Collins' straying 
attention gave notice that the interview 
was at an end. Leaving him to struggle 
w'th such problems as bringing a pennant 



to the merry burghers of Boston before 
Lou Gehrig's legs cave in and Bill Dickey 
shoots his arm off hunting, we wandered 
out through Tom Yawkey's costly ballvi 
yard. .'^ 

Herbert Agar Included 
On Liberal Club's Panel 



Herbert Agar, author, lecturer, and 
associate editor of the Louisville Courrier- 
Journal, has ilefinitely agreed to partici- 
pate in the Liberal Club Conference May 
S and 6 in Williamstown, according to an 
announcement made today by Liberal 
Club authorities. With .Agar's acceptance, 
the list of outside speakers is brought to a 
total of six, with the likelihood of other 
well-known lecturers being added to the 
Conference in the near future. 



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(Continued from First Pag*) 

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On Tuesday, April 18th; Mr. M. C. Perry 
stylist and college fashion promoter of the Goodall 
Co. - - - makers of Palm Beach clothing will be 
at the MoUSiB Of 19laial| to answer questions 
concerning this product. 



The Goodall Co. annually chooses the leading 
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Adams Theatre 

(Continued fxom First Page) 

"laboratory theater" for experimental 
plays, music classes, recitals, and rehear- 
sals is shown in the plans. Also in the 
basement will be a large scenery room, 
four sound-proofed music practice rooms, 
three spacious offices, a costume studio, 
and costume storage room, and three 
men's and women's dressing rooms with 
space for twenty actors apiece. There are 
to be three "star" dressing rooms able to 
hold three actors each, washrooms, proper- 
ty rooms, a heating room, an electrical 
room with a transformer below ground, 
and a dye room. 

Stage lighting will be directed by a 
switchboard of the console variety, 
equipped with a multiple pre-set device 



so that lighting may be determined in 
advance. The board is to be set in a pit 
in front of the orchestra with the operator 
out of sight but still able to see how and 
what he is lighting. Access to the pit is 
from the basement. 

Architects for the building are the Bos- 
ton firm of Cram and Ferguson, and 
Professor Stanley McCandless of the Yale 
Department of Drama, who was a con- 
sultant on Radio City's lighting, is acting 
as consultant in planning. 

In order that the facilities of the theater 
may be more fully utilized, the curriculum 
may be revised to include new courses in 
drama and music. A full-year course on 
"The Art of the Theater" will definitely 
be offered next year by Max H. Flowers, 
Instructor in English and director of Cap 
and Bells plays over the past few years. 




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Science Conference 

(Continued from FirBt Page) 

were dissected and turtle shells sawed 
open. 

Holyoke led the list of colleges as far 
as the number of delegates were concerned 
with a total of over ninety. Smith was 
represented by seventy student scientists, 
while Connecticut College sent a total of 
thirty undergraduates to the conference. 
13 Papers by Williams Students 

Among the demonstrations which at- 
tracted large numbers of students were the 
"Demonstration of an absorption in- 
dicator in the volumetric determination 
of chloride," presented in the Chemistry 
Laboratory by undergraduates from 
Mount Holyoke, and the "Pin Hole 
Camera, and Pictures taken therewith" 
in the Physics laboratory also by Mount 
Holyoke students. 

Williams students offered a total of 
thirteen papers and demonstrations. 
Among the men from this campus par- 
ticipating in this phase of the activities 
were Homer Priest, graduate student in 
Chemistry, Floyd Kaeser, George Allen, 
Edmund von Hassein, David Pratt, 
Douglas Surgenor, John B. Davidson, 
Richard Fuller, Carl E. Clock, and 
William Spurrier '39, Charles G. Bratenahl, 
Henry C. Peters '40, and Robert Corder 
'41. 



Middlehury Will Be Final 
Adelphic Union Opponent 

Activities of the Adelphic Union will be 
concluded for the present year with a 
debate against Middlebury here on Wed- 
nesday, April 26. Tryouts for the debate, in 
which Williams will defend the negative 
side of the question: Resolved: That the 
Federal Government should cease to use 
public funds to stimulate business, will be 
held at a regular meeting of the organiza- 
tion in Griffin Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

At this same time, members of the 
freshman class who are interested in 
debating and the activities of the Adel- 
phic Union, will have the organization 
explained to them by John O. Tomb, '40 
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313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATUUDAY, APRIL 22, 1939 



No. 9 



Hadley to Hurl 
Season Opener 
With Panthers 

Purple Faces Middlebury 
This Afternoon as Rain 
Cancels Yale Encounter 



Durrell to Play 2nd 

Williams Lineup Includes 
Sophomores at Catcher, 
1st Base, and Shortstop 



By Robert F. Jordan, II, '41 
Friday, April 21 — Williams baseball fans 
will get their first glimpse of a sophoniore- 
studded Purple team this afternoon when 
Pete Seay's nine, making its second at- 
tempt to start the 1939 season, faces the 
Middlebury Panthers on Weston Field 
at 4:15 p.m. If last year's 24-6 victory over 
the Granite Staters is any criterion the 
visiting Panther may prove to be the 
fatted calf for pitcher Hull Hadley, who 
has drawn the starting assignment. 

The same storm that has twice post- 
poned major league flagpole ceremonies 
throughout the East cancelled the Yale 
game, Tuesday. But the washout may 
have been a blessing in disguise, for facing 
the potent Bulldogs would have been a 
(jucstionable pleasure at best. Coach 
Charlie Caldwell saw Yale force the Boston 
Red Sox to a nine inning 6-5 decision, 
Monday, and had visions of another New 
Haven nightmare comparable to last 
year's 14-2 Blue Tuesday. 

Visitors Hard Pressed for Hurlers 
Middlebury is a different matter. 
Vermont has been favored with the same 
spring monsoon that has pelted Weston 
Field for the past two weeks and the 
visitors are handicapped by lack of out- 
door work. Furthermore, the Panthers 
faced Colgate yesterday and will be hard 
pressed for pitchers to stop the Eph 
batting order. In all probability captain 
and number one pitcher Gus Gustafson, 
who proved no puzzle for the Williams 
batters last year, worked against the Red 
Raiders yesterday. So Coach Johnny 
Nash will have to call on Harry van 
Gaasbcck for the Williams pitching duties, 
with Russ Kenneson and Tom Bennet 
available if needed. 

In an effort to start the season off on 
the right foot, Caldwell plans to start 
Hadley. Davie Fitzgerald, sophomore ace, 
may finish up, but if Hadley runs true to 
form, he will more likely be saved for the 
Mass. State game next Wednesday. In 
any case, he will return to duty a week 
(Conlinuad on Fourth Paga) 



Veteran Eph Righthander 







HUFF HADLEY 



1942 Sluggers Open 
On Cole Field Today 

Big Ed Spaulding to Pitch 
as Untried Cubs Meet 
Strong Cheshire Nine 



Unknown quantities are expected to 
highlight the freshman-Cheshire Academy 
baseball game at Cole Field this after- 
noon, if Williamstown's contrary elements 
see fit to permit the opening of the year- 
ling ball season today. The Purple, which 
has had practically no outside practice 
and just a few hours in the cage, will take 
on the school boys in a highly unpracticcd 
and potentially unknown condition. 

If unpracticed, however, Simmons' 
squad appears in no way a pushover and 
is looked upon to take the Cheshire 
sluggers, who lack a pitcher who can 
approach the fast ball that Ed Sqaulding 
will hurl for 1942 today. Mase Alexander, 
former Exeter ball player, has cinched 
the catching berth, with Coach Simmons 
holding Cy MacDonald in reserve. 

Fred IJergfors, another Exeter product, 
will see action on first. In all probability 
hard-hitting Bob Swain, who captained 
the Kingswood nine last year, Gunnar 
Hagstrom, Red Fisher, and Humbie 
Quintana will play in the infield. Although 
Marsh Hannock is sure of an outfield 
post, Wallie Seibert, moved from the 
first sack, Hugh Warren, who played for 
Episcopal last year, and possibly one of 
the infield candidates will also play prom 
inent parts in the Cole outfield this after- 
noon, 

(Continusd on Fourth Pago) 



Next Heavyweight Boxing Champ Fears 
No One; Not Even 'Bum' HoUiing Title Now 



By Alexander R. Johnston '41 

This johnny whom the New York 
State Boxing Commission reluctantly 
designates as the leading heavyweight 
challenger is a very tough operator indeed. 
Any persons who do not go along with this 
have only to spend a few rounds of the 
clock at the Galento Tavern in Orange, 
N. J., where this missing link runs the 
sort of honky tonk where no one is ever 
seen with his best doll. 

A short parley with the group of self- 
styled fistic experts who blot this joint 
will reveal the fact that any wagers won 
in that region will not be enjoyed by 
would-be collectors. Behind this is an- 
other fact, that the loss of any bets will 
be the result of a very unexpected upset 
by pugilism's present king of spades. 

They feel very strongly about this, and 
the ones who shout the loudest are the 
ones with palms most calloused from 
whetting stillettoes to a degree of sharp- 
ness which sends Gillette's highly paid 
research staff off on frequent crying jags. 

Some might think that the pictures of 
the Jersey Night Stick concealing the walls 
are doing double duty as saving money on 
wall paper and covering alcoholic stains. 
Any but a hophead, however, can see that 
One-Paunch is very proud of his Neander- 
thal Santa Glaus build as it is displayed in 
a small pair of overworked tights. 



He very stoutly and profanely main- 
tains, moreover, that the life preserver 
disfiguring his lower chest is as hard as 
rocks, and he is childishly delighted to 
let rare heretics prod gently at this night- 
mare of the Munsingwear Corporation. 
He will not like anybody either who says 
his bulge is not exceedingly tough to the 
touch, and his is no place to be if you and 
Cheerful Little Beerful do not see eye to 
eye on such important matters. 

All his backers base their wagers on the 
fact that Two Ton has only kissed .the 
cheviot twice. Once he will swear that the 
third party in the ring, who owed his 
opponent several thousand, tripped him, 
but the other time he was forced to take a 
count of two before he could stop rolling. 

His repartee deals exclusively with his 
forthcoming victory over "that big, 
dumb, black bum," Louis. In his modest 
way Galento is utterly convinced that the 
Bomber won't have a chance. Once they 
get into the ring, Galento intends to chase 
him at top speed, because, as he sees it, 
Louis will be on his Iver Johnson through- 
out what will be a very short session. 

"I'ma tough as hell. I punch lika da 
bool, an I'll cut down dat black bum lik 
a ripe banana," is one of his politer fore- 
casts. 

If some wisenheimer asks how about 

(ConHnuad oo Sooond Pago) 



Wills Bolsters 
Eph Trackmen 
In Meet Today 

Veteran Distance Runner 
Keturns for Middlebury 
Contest; Moore to Face 
Crack Panther Hurdler 



Not even the prospect of a muddy track 
has served tcj dim the chances of Tony 
Plansky's truckmen as they make their 
193') debut against Middlebury on the 
Weston Field oval this afternoon. For- 
tified by the return of the veteran miler, 
Ted Wills, the runners face an opponent 
who has found it necessary to overcomethe 
same climatic handicaps as the Ephmcn, 
losing its only meet to date, against 
Wesleyan, 39-95. 

The prime duel of the day should be 
between Purple captain Rog Moore and 
Bill Wood, Panther freshman sensation, 
in the 120-yard high hurdles. As a prep 
school runner at Western Reserve Acad- 
emy, Wood raced the distance in 15.6 
seconds, and this winter he set a Middle- 
bury record indoors over the 60-yard 
highs. This pair will also tangle in the 
220-yard lows. 

Moore will add a third event to his 
activities by participation in the quarter- 
mile, where Shadow Gottschalk, and soph- 
omores Pete Parish and Pete Benson will 
alsosee action. Against them will beCharlie 
Hanson, ace of the visitors' winter relay 
team, who ran the distance in 54.1 seconds 
in the Wesleyan meet. 

(Contiiiued on Fourth Page) 



Water-logged Ivories 
Imperil Chapin Recital 

A careless truck driver came clo.se 
to wetblankeling the entire Marian 
Anderson recital last Thursday even- 
ing when his negligence ma<le a fish 
bowl out of the i)iano obtained for 
Miss Anderson's accompanist. 

Last Monday, the Chickering 
concert grand was ordered from an 
Albany firm, and Wednesday evening 
the erring operator braved tropical 
hurricane conditions over the Taconic 
Trail en route to Willianistown. 

Thursday morning, E, Douglas 
Horning '40, Chairman of the Thomp- 
son Concert Committee, discovered 
that both the piano and truck had 
been open. Running his fingers over 
the keyboard, Horning was only able 
to mold a dull, sodden thunking noise. 
A suggestion that Miss Anderson's 
accompanist wear pumps being 
deemed impractical, the home for 
bullfrogs had to be completely torn 
down and dried out Thursday before 
concert time. 



Peace Leaders 
Decry Program 
Of Isolationism 



Round Table Argues 
Nationalist Victory 

Dean Gregersen Considers 
Revolution as Attempt 
to Make Spain Modem 



French Players Will 
Present 3 Comedies 



'LeLegs'/MonsieurBadin', 
'La Dame de Bronse' Are 
Gallic Theatre Features 



Williams' third annual excursion in 
Gallic stagecraft will take place at 8:30 
tomorrow evening on the weathered and 
strictly New England boards of Jesup 
Hall, where "Le Theatre Intime" is to 
offer three one-act comedies in French. 

More than one hundred are expected to 
witness the most elaborate bill yet staged 
by the group, headed this year by John 
K. Savacool '39. The three plays chosen 
for production are Marivaux' "Lc Legs," 
Courteline's "Monsieur Badin", and "La 
Dame de Bronse" by Duvernois. 

With a separate director for each pro- 
duction, the combined casts include eight 
undergraduates and four female roles. 
Faculty advisors for the enterprise are 
Elliot H. Grant, Alumni Fund Professor 
of Romantic Languages, and Assistant 
Professor Michele Vaccariello. This year 

(Continued on Second Pag*) 



Tennis Team Opens 
With Trinity Today 

Captain Al Jarvis will lead his tennis 
team into its initial match of the official 
spring season today when the nctnien meet 
Trinity at Hartford, Conn, this afternoon 
at 3:00 p.m. Originally scheduled to be 
played at Williamstown, the contest has 
been shifted since the Sage Courts will 
not be ready until some time next week. 

Last year's lettermen will fill the first 
five singles berths, with Jarvis, Williams 
lone nationally ranked player, at one 
Pete Shonk at two, Gay Collester three, 
Jimmy Stanton four, Warren Paine fifth, 
and sophomore Bill Collins number six. 

Trinity, the first of four matches 
arranged before the Eph team engages 
big league competition, is not expected to 
furnish the visitors with topflight opposi- 
tion, but has the advantage of ten days 
outdoor play, while the Purple squad has 
been limited to Lasell gym and several 
afternoons on the Bennington Country 
Club courts. 

Jarvis and Shonk will continue as the 
number one doubles combine, with Stan- 
ton and Collester at two, while Collins 
and Jake Earle will play the only under- 
class tandem, completing the lineup at 
number three. 



With discussion ranging from the im- 
mediate prospects of the Spanish situation 
to philosophical concepts of man's rela- 
tion to the state, the "Significance of the 
Fall of the Spanish Republic" was ex- 
amined by students and faculty at the 
Round Table meeting on Tuesday. Pro- 
fessors de Lozada and Vaccariello, Dean 
Gregerson, and Justin Brande '40 com- 
posed the panel of formal speakers. 

Presenting the historical aspect of the 
problem, Dean Gregerson pointed out that 
a certain medieval quality diflferentiates 
Spain from the rest of Europe, which, al 
though it is gradually disappearing, makes 
the people hesitant in accepting the 
modern forms of government. "The 
Republic is not an isolated experience, 
but it's the last link in a number of at- 
tempts to modernize Spain," he declared, 
and continued that "it is a great mistake 
to think of Franco as one who has taken 
his cue from Mussolini and Hitler." 

Dr. de Lozada explained that the groups 
supporting the revolution are extremely 
variegated ,with the Falangistes, a power- 
fully organized faction imbued with 
fascist ideologies, opposing the Requetes, 
nobility, church, and army. The latter 
group, mutually interested in maintaining 
the status quo, favors an alliance with the 
(Continued on Third Paga) 



President Baxter, Lerner 
and Sayre '40 Address 
Gathering in Jesup Hall 



Bennington Attends 

Speakers Flavor 'Avoidance 
of Conflict' Rather Than 
Unconditional Neu trality 



By ScuDDER M. Parker '41 

"The way for us to realize peace is to 
take whatever active and responsible 
hand may be necessary in the affairs of 
the world in order to stop war," keynoted 
Professor Max Lerner, principal speaker 
at the second annual peace demonstration 
held in Jesup Hall Thursday afternoon. 
Supported by six campus organiziitions 
and the students of Bennington, the event, 
attended by some 250 people, drew forth a 
three-fold condemnation of the isolation- 
ist position in addresses from President 
Baxter, Woodrow Wilson Sayre '40, and 
Mr. Lerner. 

In his first campus speech since joining 
the Williams faculty, the former editor of 
the Nation declared, "We do not want 
peace as an end in itself; we want it in 
order that we may build certain values for 
which we care more than life." Mr. Lerner 
spoke in favor of a militant democracy, 
and emphasized the necessity of collective 
action as the only way to avert war. 

"The way for the United States to get 
into war is for it to turn its back on Europe 
and the world," he maintained. "To hold 
the isolationist view is analogous to seek- 
ing for salvation by locking yourself up in 
a sealed chamber while the shipissinking." 

Sharing Professor Harold Laski's feel- 
ing that "Fascist countries will strip the 
Americas like an artichoke to its very 
heart, the United States, " Mr. Lerner 
advised this country to unite with the 
rest of the nations in Americii. Further- 
more, he said, the United .Stiites must 
establish within itself a militant dem- 
ocracy which can co-ordinate its values by 
offering civil liberties, recognition of the 
dignity of man, majority rule, a progressive 
raising of the living standard, and econom- 
ic security to all its people. 

America Can Act with Purpose 

The professor of politiciil science warned 
that this country should not bolster reac- 
tionary governments like those of Cham- 
berlain and Daladier. "European nations 
are getting together out of acommon fear," 
he pointed out, "But America is in a posi- 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Mrs. Safford Calls Miss Anderson's Voice 
'One of the Most Beautiful of Century' 



Praises Singer's Versatility 
in Rendering' Art-Songs', 
Spirituals Equally Well 



By Laura Tappen Safford 
Nature has indeed endowed Marian 
Anderson with "one of the most beautiful 
voices of the century," and Marian Ander- 
son has rewarded Nature by taking her 
gift and making of it a great art, for 
between the two lies a vast field of achieve- 
ment. 

That Marian Anderson should sing the 
spirituals of her race with the quality 
that no one, to whom they are not native, 
can acquire, we may take for granted; 
but that she should take the great "art- 
songs" of musical literature and sing 
them with a rare intuition that she has 
inherited from her race isindeedanachieve- 
mcnt! Where are the singers before the 
public today who sing the "Ave Maria" 
of Schubert with the legato that sustained 
every intricacy of that melodic line as 
sung to her enthusiastic public Thursday 
evening in Chapin Hall? 

The musical range of her voice is another 
factor in the expressive result Marian 
Anderson achieves. This was notable in 
"Der Tod und Das Madchen," by Schu- 
bert. The unearthly quality of the deep 
contralto tones produced the macabre 




MARIAN ANDERSON 



effect of Death calling soothingly to his 
victim. Miss Anderson's versatility was 
noted when she immediately turned to 
one of the lightest of Schubert's licder, 
"Wohin." And so voice and characteriza- 
tion carried her through a program 
notable for contrast, artistry, and pure 
sensual beauty of tone. 

It seemed difficult for Miss Anderson to 
steep herself in her racial characteristics 
after the art-songs. When she reached 
(CoaUaocd on TUid Pag*) 



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MORE GARFIELD DANCES 

During the pa.st two mouths the Garfield Club has given two in 
foriniil Saturday night dances which have been .so highly .successful that 
there is widesiiread demand for making them a regular institution. 
Supplementing its associate member activities, the dances have been 
an integral i)art of the Club's program to serve as a natural center of 
undergraduate social life. The officials of the Club .should be commended 
for the vigor and sincerity with which they have followed out this program; 
it is largely through their efforts that the increasingly healthy relation- 
ship between fraternity and non-fraternity men, so essential to the success 
of our social system, has been built up. 

Both dances have entailed considerable expense, however. They have 
been open to everyone in college with no admission charge. The Garfield 
Club cannot continue to carry the financial burden alone, nor should it 
be expected to Jo so. There seems to be no reason why each of the fratern- 
ities should not contribute a .small sum to make future dances possible. 
These valuable additions to the social lite of the Williams community 
should receive wholehearted community support. 



CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, APRIL 21 

4:1S p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams 
vs. Middlebury. Weston Field. 
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 

1:30 p.m.— Varsity Track. Williams vs 
Middlebury. Weston Field. 

3:00 p.m. — Freshman baseball. Williams 
vs. Cheshire Academy. Cole Field. 

3:00 p.m.— Varsity tennis. Williams vs. 
Trinity. At Hartford, Conn. 
SUNDAY, APRIL 23 

3:00 p.m.— The Quartet of the Hartford 
School of Music will give a program 
of chamber music. Lawrence Hall. 

5:30 p.m. — Mr. Frank Ashburn, head- 
master of the Brooks School Andover, 
Mass., will give the sermon at the 
regular evening vesper service. 
Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

8:30 p.m.— "Le Theatre Intime" presents 
a group of one-act plays. Jesup Hall. 



Notices 



1942 Room Drawing 



Drawing for next 
year's rooms by 
the Class of 1942 will begin with a meeting 
in Jesup Hall, Tuesday, April 25, at 4:15 
p.m. when the system for room drawing 
will be explained, the numbers drawn, and 
rooms chosen. As only one person from 
each pair or trio of roommates will be 
permitted to draw a number, all rooming 
plans must be made before Tuesday 
afternoon and one member of each room- 
ing combination must be present at the 
meeting. 

The number of single rooms which will 
be available for sophomores next year is 
very limited and present freshmen are 
advised to team up in pairs if possible. 
Upon receipt of room assignments, pay- 
ment of one half the charge for the coming 
year becomes due. Price schedules for 
rooms open to the present freshmen for 
next year may be secured in the Treasurer's 
office in Hopkins Hall. 

Charles D. Makepeace, Treasurer 



Infirmary Patients H. S. Martin '40 
was the only 
patient confined to the Thompson In- 
firmary when The Record went to press 
Thursday night. 



French Plays 



(ConUnued bom Fiial Page) 

will mark the first departure from the 
custom of presenting one full-length play 
for the bill. 

In Marivaux' classical 16th Century 
comedy, "Le Legs", the typically French 
dilemma of marrying for love or for money 
is projected. The cast lists Mrs. Faith 
Willcox, the Misses Lois and Madeleine 
Corley, Donn Dearing '39, Manuel Silva 
'41, and J.W. Cochrane, III, '42. 

The second playlet, outlining the num- 
erous distractions of a man who could not 
reach his office each oranyday — "Monsieur 
Badin" by Courtcline — is played by Pres- 
cott Slade '40, Howard Hugo '41, R.N. 
Bensabat '42, while B.B. Howard, Jr., '42 
will direct. 

The final offering, "Le Dame de 
Bronse," is an impolite fantasy of artistic 
temperaments in which most of the action 
takes place in an asylum. Director John 
Marshall '39 is himself one of the cast 
which also includes Mrs. Henry C. Hat- 
field and R. Pearsall Helms '40. The price 
of admission will be fifty cents. 



Connuunication s 



Although communlcationa may be publlfihed 
uniifntd* if lo requeetad, the name of the writer 
must In cveiy eaie be Bubmitted to the editor. 
The Board does not necessarily endorse, how- 
aver, the facte itated, nor the opinions expressed 
In this department. 



OenSHkhM^ 




To the Editor of The Record 
Dear Sir; 

I noted with considerable surprise in 
your April 14 issue that my name was at- 
tached to a letter proposing the formation 
of a Super-Nationalist Club. In view of 
the fact that this might be taken as an 
indication of certain prejudice and un- 
fairness on the part of the Liberal Club, I 
would like to make public the fact that I 
had in no way indicated my support of 
this project nor did I see the letter until 
its appearance in The Record. 

Though the Nationalist Club may be 
based on somewhat shaky foundations, 1 
would imagine the Super-Nationalist 
Club had even less justification to exist. 
The whole matter is being turned into a 
farce and any original purpose for the 
Nationalist Club has by now been ob- 
scured by jokers' opportunities. If Justin 
Brande is sincere about his club and does 
want to combat subversive activities as 
well as foster a healthy national spirit 
and pride, any right-minded liberal, 
conservative, or what you will should be 
delighted to lend his support to this new 
organization. If, on the other hand, the 
Nationalist Club is the sheep's clothing for 
the wolf of fascism, those that love their 
country should do their utmost to fight 
in fair battle all efforts to form and to 
strengthen this encroachment on de- 
mocracy. 

(Signed) 
Alex Holliday '40 
{President of the Liberal club) 



Peace Leaders 



/Continued from First Page) 

tion to act not out of fear but with a 
purpose. We must help foreign govern- 
ments only if they are actuated in their 
doings by a desire to establish a lasting 
peace." 

Prefacing Mr. Lerner's address. Presi- 
dent Baxter in a short speech expressed 
much the same point of view on what 
America's attitude should be toward the 
problems of the world. He emphasized 
that we must try by means of a collective 
security to maintain peace, and must not 
act as isolationists. He pointed out that 
England's attempt to stay isolationist has 
encouraged Fascist aggression there, and 
added that "American isolationism has 
seemed to encourage the same tendency — 
to encourage the aggressor and discourage 
the democracies." 

The Williams president urged that the 
United States go back to its traditional 
policy of leaving broad powers to the 
president, and commended Roosevelt's 
late communication to the dictators to 
show that our country has a real stake in 
world peace. "We must have a determina- 
tion to do more than drift," he concluded. 

In the first speech of the demonstration, 
Woodrow Wilson Sayre '40 held that 
"practical action on the part of students 
must center around bills now before con- 
gress." He analyzed the five major atti- 
tudes they represented on world affairs, 
and advocated adoption of the Thomas 
Amendment "because it recognizes the 
difference between right and wrong, dis- 
tinguishes between friend and enemy, and 
offers a way to stop war before it occurs 
instead of trying to stay out of one if it 
comes." 



Never one to forget which side his box 
office is buttered on, Cal King has laid in 
against the rainy season as fine a string of 
first run flickers as have passed this way 
in ages. So buy your tickets early, children, 
bring a box lunch and plan to spend the 
week in Cal's Kingdom. 

Lead off man for the week is chubby 
Chas. Laughton whose picture of lethargy 
in the Beachcomber is both amusing and 
pathetic. He should prove a real inspiration 
to sophomores (excuse it) because he made 
us feel that the life of a toper is perhaps 
not such a bad one after all. Laughton is 
an excellent actor, and has directed and 
produced the whole film himself. The 
leprous hand of Hollywood had no part in 
making the Beachcomber which should be 
sufficient recommendation in itself. 

Monday brings Fast and Loose, a zany 
comedy similar to many others which have 
been popular recently. When Hollywood 
gets an idea, it takes more than persuasion 
to make it let go. And sophisticated 
comedy is the latest craze. But this one 
is really funny in spots and would seem to 
indicate that there are still gag men about 
whose originality goes farther than watch- 
ing The Thin Man and Topper and just 
changing the characters. 

Director Alexander Korda is all right 
with this department. Any time he wants 
to make a film we will do our best to get to 
it. But Alex, old thing, must you make a 
prison picture? Your Prison Without Bars 
is a valiant effort and that new French 
baggage, Corrine Luchaire, is a little bit of 
all right. But ever since The Big House we 
have had the feeling that if the sun ever 
does shine again it will have stripes on it. 
On Wednesday Cal has a little treat for 
you, boys. Hedy Lamarr, that super- 
glamorous creature with whom college men 
would like (or say they would like) to 
spend a few moments in a secluded corner, 
(Continued on Third Page) 




You can count on a swell crowd of congenial student 
fellov\r-travelers, of course. For these fine ships of Holland 
rate first choice for pleasant accommodations, shipboard fun 
on deck or dance floor — and for food that makes you wish 
the voyage were longer I 

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Next Heavyweight 

(Continued from First Page) 

Louis maybe having a few shots in 
locker, Tony will wrinkle up the model 
for several of the Empire State gargoyles 
and boast he can take the hardest punch 
of any man in the world and stand up. 

When Schmeling stood Louis' gaff in 
their first fight, the Detroit Detonator 
lost his wits. Galento figures he will present 
an equally insoluble barrel-shaped enigma, 
because he is far superior to any Nazi bum. 
This word bum applies to Hitler also who 
told Maxie to take the fall. As Galento 
sees it, Hitler had something more than 
chicken feed bet on Louis after propaganda 
forced up the odds following Schmeling's 
first victory. 

This fellow Galento is a very convincing 
roly-poly, and what he says seems true for 
at least half an hour after you have left 
his joint. When things wear off, though, 
you are just as convinced that Louis will 
have about as much trouble with him as a 
hungry African with a bolero and water- 
melon. 



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Years Ago— i 



21 YEARS AGO— Varsity Baseball will 
play combined New- 
port Naval Training Station, Boston 
Navy Yard, and Pelham Bay Naval 
School team . . . State urges Williams 
men to raise gardens during the coming 
summer . . . The Good Government Club 
launches a Liberty Loan campaign . . . 
Baseball team defeats Hamilton 19-2 . . . 
The College battalion takes part in 
Liberty Loan celebration. 



14 YEARS AGO— Athletic Council rati- 
fies plans for^the 
Tennis Team to enter a combination with 
Princeton to meet the Oxford-Cambridge 
Team . . . Washburn '28 was chosen 
to play Petruchio in The Taming of The 
Shrew . . . Frost '25, Reynolds '26, and 
Hoffman '27 go to Dartmouth forjfirst 
of triangular debate with Brown and 
Dartmouth . . . Baseball team defeats 
R. P. I. 4-3. 



7 YEARS AGO— Dakin was elected 
president of the W. 
C. A. and Heyes '33 president of Adelphic 
Union . . . Purple nine wins 8-4 over 
Norwich . . . Seniors vote to retain Class 
Day . . . Trackmen capture 74-61 win 
over Middlebury. 



Preparation for 

Foreign Service Examinations 

Turner's Dipiomatic School 

1774 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W, 
Washington, D. C. 

CAMPBELL TURNER, DIRECTOR 

Colonel Turner will visit Williams on Friday, May 
10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Interviews may be arranged 
through Mr. A. V. Osterhout. 




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as the flames ate through the sides, they 
were doused by the water within. 

Few blazes pick such a considerate loca- 
tion . . . Nor do firemen expect it. In 
this community, however, our efficient 
"Smoke Eaters" have reason to know . . . 
Plenty of water is always ready, and will- 
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Personally speaking^ remember . . . 
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THE WILUAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1939 



gemOtlicheit 

(Contiouvd irom S«oond Fag*) 
is appearing in a special review of Ecslacy. 
This picture was made before the myth of 
glamor was attached to our l^ledy. In fact 
it was made before anything at all was 
attached to her — including clothes. 

Or if these delights do not thee move, 
Tommey Dorsey is appearing in North 
Adams this week. .Swing out, fiends, and 
don't worry about girls. They will be there 
in droves. There isn't a female in the terri- 
tory who doesn't just love to dance with 
Williams men. Of course the quality of 
the merchandize is a matter of doubt, but 
there is plenty of floor space in the Armory 
for individual jittering if you can't find 
one your size. 

Muse 




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Spanish Discussion 

(ConUnuad bom Flnl Fag*) 

democracies, liut tlie speaker felt at 
present tliey occupied the weaker position. 
Another result of Franco's victory was 
described as Ccrniany's using .Spain 
as a pedlar of goods and propaganda in 
I^atin America. 

After taking exception to the statement 
that Spain was yet medieval, Professor 
Vaccariello went on to claim that the 
Spanish culture would not be affected by 
the revolution, and that the people's 
individualistic spirit could not be des- 
troyed. He concluded that German and 
Italian commerce might penetrate into 
Spain, but not their ideas. 

Brande asserted that the victory of 
Franco "means a virtual guaranteeing of 
Christian tradition in Europe," olTering 
religion, authority, the family, and 
private property as the basic concepts of 
that tradition. A Republican triumph 
would have meant the destruction of 
such concepts and the possible advent of 
rule from Moscow. Picturing society as 
oscillating between states of intense 
discipline and freedom, Brande pointed to 
.Spain as a living example of a modern 
trend of a return of monarchy and the 
need of discipline. 



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FACULTY 
DRUM 



Hy Samson Lane Faison, Jr. 

This is intended as a footnote to Pro- 
fessor Vaecariello's plea, recently in this 
column, for .sanity in the humanities. 
There can bn no doubt to what he affirms. 
I he humanities stand lor a permanently 
valid side of man's nature; but in such 
times as these an inevitable shift of interest 
to the social sciences threatens to obscure 
them, and gradually to influence their 
teachers to enter new lists with inadequate 
armor. 

What I propose is that the danger is 
unavoidable because it is inherent in our 
time, and that teachers of the literatures, 
the arts, and the philosophies must adapt 
themselves to it as best they can. In the 
Concise Oxford Dictionary the humanities 
were defined as "polite scholarship, es- 
pecially of Latin and Greek classics." 
That was in 1929. Only ten years later 
the definition is archaic. 

It is not necessary that the humanities 
should be removed from the problems of 
our day. Proof comes from observing the 
remarkable elasticity the humanities have 
shown in human history. For each age 
great works of art and thought have had a 
new and different meaning. Even Classical 
Antiquity, Mother of the Humanities, 
has been a world different for each suc- 
ceeding world: a point of departure for 
the fresh imagination of the Middle Ages, 
a nostalgic force in the Renaissance, 
under Napoleon an intellectual and visual 
model for imposed authority, and today 
too often an escape into archaeology from 
any creativeness whatever. 

There have been great artists who stood 
apart from the social scene. In Paris, 
though Daumier spent six months in jail 
for a political cartoon, Corot could re- 
mark, hearing the gunfire, "it seems they 
don't like the government." The work 
of artists like Corot will always inspire 
artists, because its greatness is relatively 
abstract, drenched with the medium, so 
to speak. To such art the larger public will 
respond only in times of relative security. 
(Williams students like Daumier; Corot 
leaves them cold.) 

In times like ours the humanities are 
likely to be regarded as a luxury. So they 
are, if their devotees should come to 
regard themselves as above the battle. 
But it is normal that the great artists and 
thinkers who have plunged in should have 
a special appeal. A Goya, a Daumier, a 
Thomas Mann, a Voltaire is properly 
underlined. But the a priori mind of an 
Aristotle will regain prestige only in some 
more sedate age, less opportunist than our 
own. 

Art stands for the richest development 
of the personality. The artist, on occasion, 
shapes (not mirrors) in its full complexity 
the social conscience of his time. Learn the 
language, and the vision is immediate, 
inevitable, and indelible. As Professor 
Vaccariello says, the social scientist would 
be unwise to ignore the impact of these 
imaginations on a social order. I might add 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



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"Crucifixion," the moving quality of the 
negro spiritual began to manifest itself 
in no uncertain terms. The one quality, 
the lighter touch, which seemed somewhat 
lacking throughout the program asserted 
itself in the encores at the conclusion. 
Chapin Hall was "filled to the doors" 
on this auspicious occasion, as any hall 
should be to pay homage to a great 
artist. The program was divided into five 
groups, the first including three pieces by 
Handel, Scarlatti, and Hizet. Then fol- 
lowed four .Schubert tieder, including "Der 
Tod und das Madchen," and "Ave 
Maria." Concluding the first half of the 
program was the aria, "O Don Fatale," 
by Verdi. The last part contained songs 
of a more popular variety, with the negro 
spirituals bringing the concert to a close. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1939 



Toir09 Is Candidate 
For Alumni Trustee 



This is the second in a series oj five 
articles to be published by The Record 
on alumni trustee candidates, balloting for 
which terminates at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, 
June 17, 193y. 

Henry W. Toll '09, a native and resident 
of Denver, Colorado, attended Harvard 




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Temple University. At present he is a 
member of the law firm. Grant, Shafroth 
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In 1925, Mr. Toll organized the Amer- 
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Founder of the magazine State Govern- 
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States, a biennial volume, the Williams 
alunmus now serves as editor-in-chief of 
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ernors' Conference, 1937-38. 

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Law Club, and the Denver Bar Associa- 
tion, in all of which he has at some time 
served as president, and in service on the 
Policies Committee of Graland School in 
that city. He also organized the Colorado 
Williams Alumni Association, acting as 
president from 1921-38. 



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The Quartet of the Hartford School of 
Music will be the guest artists of the 
Lawrence Art Museum in a program to be 
presented at the museum tomorrow after 
noon at 3:00 p.m. The pieces to be played 
are, in order, Mozart's Quartet in D 
Major, Doellnur's Quartet No. 1, and 
Quartet (Todt und das Maedchen) by 
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Of the group's last appearance in Hart 
ford, the music critic for the Hartford 
Courant wrote, "There was a fundamental 
soundness in this quartet which was as 
promising as it was gratifying." This per- 
formance will mark the first appearance of 
a string quartet on the Williams campus 
this year. 



Middlebury Track 

(Contiaued from First Paae) 
In the sprints Middlebury has lost its 
crack dashnian, Johnny Hicks, and will 
pit only Schlieder and Thompson against 
Bill Victor, Bob Schumo, and Jim Patter- 
son of the Purple. This trio will also bear 
the brunt of the Eph broad-jumping, with 
the addition of Hud Boyer, who is slated 
to share high-jumping honors with Dusty 
Surdam. 

The return of Ted Wills to the squad 
strengthens the Ephmen in a department 
where there is considerable weakness, the 
distance races. Wills will run only in the 
mile, backed by Tom Lena and Had 
Griffin, against captain Bob Cushman, 
while Bay Kiliani is the lone Purple 
entrant in the two-mile grind. The final 
running event, the half, features Johnny 
Gilman, newly-elected winter track cap- 
tain. Had Griffin, and Panther Paul Cush- 
man. 

The star performer of the Middlebury 
trackmen against Wesleyan was an un- 
heralded freshman, Johnny Zydick, who 
flipped the javelin over 170 feet in his 
debut. He is scheduled to repeat his feat 
on Weston Field, and opposing him will be 
Gottschalk, Ted Overton, and possibly 
either Danny Dunn or Paul Aubry, if 
either can be borrowed for the event. 

Brad Wood and Dill Ahlstrom are the 
Eph entries in the hammer, while Pete 
Annable, Jasper Duncan, and Bud Det- 
mer will handle the shot and discus. In 
these weight events Middlebury has 
Myers, Davis, and Clark. Ed Wheeler 
and Wills are to be the Purplepolevaulters. 



Middlebury Opener 

(Continued from First Fag«) 

from Saturday when the University of 
Vermont will be entertained on Weston 
Field. 

With the exception of second base, the 
same team that was scheduled to open at 
Yale will start today. The only change 
finds Larry Durrell shifted in from center 
field to plug up the second base weakness. 
Schaun Meehan will handle the right- 
handed slants of the veteran Hadley. 
Dave Fitzgerald is slated for first with 
Hadley taking over if the sophomore is 
called in to pitch. Frank Bush at short and 
Captain Pete Seay at third round out the 
infield. 

Myles Fox will fill in for Durrell at 
center with Nelly Nelligan and Perry 
Hazard at left and right, respectively. 



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Freshman Open 

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Aware of impending opening-day prob- 
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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, Al'UlL 25, 1939 



No. 10 



Nine Registers 
8-3 Opening Win 
Over Panthers 

Hadley, D. Fitzgerald Limit 
Middlebury to Six Hits, 
Fan Twelve^ Pass Two 



Purple Shortstop Safe on Initial Blow of Season 



Score Three in 6th 



President Baxter Throws 
Out First Official Pitch 
to Open '39 Ball Season 



By Robert F. Jordan, 2nd, '41 

Backing up the combined six-hit pitch- 
ing performance of Huff Hadley and Dave 
Fitzgerald with timely hitting and a sound 
defense, the Williams varsity nine easily 
topped Middlebury's Middies, Friday, 
8-3. An unusually finished first game per- 
formance drew the plaudits of an opening 
day Weston Field crowd as the two Purple 
moundsmen fanned twelve and remained 
invincible in the pinches. 

From the time President Baxter, 
emulating Mayor Laguardia and improv- 
ing on the original, cut the heart of the 
plate with the first pitch of the 1939 
season, the game was never in doubt. 
For Huff Hadley followed the presidential 
toss with three more equally as good for 
his first of nine strikeouts and set the 
tempo for the remaining eight and two- 
thirds innings. 

Meehan Bats at .667 Clip 

The Middies, who had dropped a 29-0 
donneybrook to Colgate the day before, 
were out of the game from the word go. 
Handicapped by periodic fielding lapses 
and unable to fathom the Hadley-Fitz- 
gerald brand of twirling with any marked 
success they dropped their second straight. 
Pitcher Kenneson postponed the inevitable 
for five innings before Fortune turned 
the other cheek and smacking bingles by 
Meehan and Nelligan, interspersed with 
errors, were good for three Williams runs. 

Shufflin' Shaun Meehan was the after- 
noon's individual batting star with a single, 
a double, and a walk, in four trips to the 
plate, giving him a .667 batting average 
and a 1.000 slugging average. Perry 
Hazard, Purple right fielder, walloped 
two clean cut singles in his four trips. 
9 Strikeouts tor Hadley 

Both Hadley and Fitzgerald kept the 
situation well in hand throughout. While 
fanning nine, Hadley allowed but three 
hits and only issued one pass in his five 
inning tenure on the mound. Fitzgerald, 
over the last four innings, fanned three, 
(ConUnusd on Fourth Page) 




Frankie Bush takes his turn after driving out first inning single. 



Critic Faison Lauds Theatre Intime Bill 
Of Three One-Act ^Comedies en Francais' 



Offerings Well-Presented ; 
Goldberg Sets Heighten 
Dramatic Atmosphere 



This review was specially written Jor 
The Record by Samson L. Faison, Jr., 
Assistant Professor of Art. 

Le Theatre Intime presented its third 
annual bill Sunday evening in Jesup Hall, 
with conspicuous success. Lc Legs by 



WCA Initiates Drive 
To Assist Refugees 

Women and children refugees from war- 
tor!i Spain will biconic the bcr.sficiarics 
of the Williams Christian Association 
this week, when an old clothes drive gets 
under way with the assistance of the 
Association's Welfare Conmiittee and a 
delegation of faculty wives. The drive is 
in cooperation with the North American 
Committee for War Refugees in Southern 
France, according to William W. Collins 
'41, Chairman of the Welfare Committee. 

Mrs. Max Lerner and other faculty 
wives will visit the sixteen social organiza- 
tions on Wednesilay, Thursday, and 
Friday to make short speeches on the 
plight of the Spanish refugee. They will 
stress the prevalent lack of sufficient 
clothing and medical care in the French 
refugee camps. Collins has asked for the 
full cooperation of the student body to 
help supply the refugees with old clothes. 



Letters Warn Liberal Club Conference 
Against Sex, Narcotics, and Allied Habits 



Public sentiment for and against the 
Liberal Club Conference has begun to 
manifest itself in an avalanche of mail 
which has descended upon the committee 
members in the last few weeks, ranging 
all the way from President Roosevelt's 
best wishes for a successful gathering to 
an irate Pennsylvania manufacturer's 
warning that "sex is a flame which uncon- 
trolled, may scorch; properly guided it 
will light the torch of eternity." 

Among the more personal notes, a New 
York writer recommended that one mem- 
ber of the committee give up the narcotic 
and allied habits in order to set an example 
to "the hundreds of young men who are 
looking to you for leadership and will 
admire you greatly if they see you getting 
control of this old habit, especially if 
they knpw you are doing it to help them." 
Tobacco Ad in 'Time*'? 
One industrialist, noticing pipes and 
cigars in the hands of committee members 
m a picture appearing in a recent edition 
of the New York Times, questioned 
whether it was "a picture of a scientific 
gathering or an ad for some famous brand 
of tobacco." 

A Schenectady engineer suggested that 
the Conference be conducted with the 
aid of "calculus, vector algebra, and other 
quantitative conceptions," while a New 
Jersey intellect proposes that "the in- 
famous skulldogery and banditry of the 
insurance companies, responsible for all 
the present ills in this country" receive a 



thorough investigation at the meeting 
Edwin H. Adriance '14, Secretary of the 
Alumni Association, was hissed down at a 
Cleveland alumni banquet with cries of 
"Who's the Red?" when he mentioned 
the May 5 and 6 affair. 

Unpaid Navy Workers I 
Numerous assorted individuals have 
written in, offering their services at no 
cost in some cases, and asking permission 
to participate in the gathering. The most 
noteworthy speaker to date has been 
Hiram Mann, counselor at law, orator, 
and politician extraordinary, whose main 
purpose in life has been to return overtime 
pay to navy workers who "were double- 
crossed by the government in 1870." 

He sent several bulky pamphlets, in- 
cluding one warning "the New Deal Press 
Agents to laugh that one off (the Navy 
Wage swindle)," as well as several pa- 
thetic accounts of the "trusting laborers, 
most of them dead now, who were be- 
trayed by Uncle Sam." 

Offering "to defend and most gladly 
too. Wall Street, the Liberty League— 
and all the 'old' stuff now so friendless," 
the lawyer says he adores hecklers. Since 
receiving a letter stating that the list of 
Conference speakers was complete, he has 
written Nationalist Club officials suggest- 
ing they invite him here. Justin Brande 
40, provisional head of the group, has 
thus far been unresponsive to Mann's 
overtures. 



.Marivaux, Monsieur Badin by Courte- 
line, and La Dame de Bronze et Le Mon- 
sieur de Cristal provided an occasion of 
infinite delight. 

A venture of this sort deserves all 
praise. I hope Le Theatre Intime will 
maintain its joie-de-vivre, and resist all 
temptation to become an Institution 
with honorific credit. It produces, and it 
produces with enthusiasm. It is one of 
Williams' answers to the charge of apathy. 
Just now there is a vicious florescence of 
parlor critics who talk loud about the arts 
and do nothing. (Take, for example, the 
simple contrast between the student 
furore for more music courses and the 
dozen or less students who were among the 
enthusiastic audience of the Hartford 
String yuartette.) Fortunately, there are 
some students who are willing and able to 
contribute something to the community 
pleasure. 

Praises Spring Street Ads 

From this bilious homily I am glad to 
turn to the evening's entertainment. To 
begin with, there was the program, with 
Spring Street {Rue du Printemps) slogans 
in translation: Alkz Chez Cabe; prendre ses 
boissons rafrdichissantcs. (But couldn't 
some one do a job on the Gym Lunch, 
with an inspiration like Rudnick's Liv- 
raison a Domicile?) 

Next there were the costumes. The 
exquisite robes of llortense and the 
Countess; the wonderful lily-pad green | 
gloves of the Marquis, emphasizing his 
remarkable gyrations, the distinguished 
apparel of the Chevalier. All these con- 
trasted to the crazy piano-cover-winding- 
sheet-with-stuffed-pillow rig of the Mar- 
quis. 

The set was appropriate and fresh in 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Paid Umpires Will Call 
Decisions for Softball 

The familiar cry, "V\'e «uz robbed," 
will no longer float over softhall dia- 
monds this spring, thanks to the deci- 
sion of inlranuiral managers, who plan 
to install paid student umpires for all 
games in the two fraternity leagues. 

To alleviate time-wasting condi- 
tions which were prevalent last year, 
the black-suited hoys will hurry asjiir- 
ing Babe Truths by calling balls and 
strikes in the true basel)all manner. 
Prospective Softball schedules were 
drawn up at the meetingof intramural 
managers last week, and at the s.imc 
time it was decided to hold the inter- 
fraternity track meet tomorrow, 
weather permitting. 



Debaters Will Meet 
Middlebury Orators 

Freshmen Discuss British 
Alliance at Dartmouth 
in Round-Robin Contest 



Labor Topics Make 
19 ITDinner Unusual 

Robert R.R. Brooks, assistant professor 
of economics, was the featured guest at 
the Class of 1917 dinner Friday evening 
at the Williams Club in New York, and 
collaborated with three alumni in what 
was seen as an interesting departure from 
the usual class dinner program. 

The Williams teacher, along with three 
members of 1917 — Bennet Schauffler, 
Philadelphia Regional Director of the 
National Labor Relations Hoard; Hubert 
D. Bennett, trustee of the college; and 
Robert G. Young, led a dinner discussion 
on the general subject of labor. Mr. 
Bennett and Mr. Young, both successful 
employers, set forth the business view- 
point, while Mr. Schauffler and Professor 
Brooks lined up as expected with the 
camp of organized labor. 

Before the evening's proceedings had 
progressed very far it became apparent 
that the two partisans of labor were over- 
whelmingly outnumbered, with most of 
those present frankly disapproving of the 
National Labor Relations Act and the 
functions of the present Labor Board. 

Despite the controversial nature of the 
question, the dinner atmosphere was 
relatively calm with no blows reported to 
have been struck. Neither, it was reported, 
did either side win any converts. 



The current Adelphic Union season 
closes tomorrow evening in Griffin Hall 
when the Williams orators take the floor 
against Middlebury to argue the topic. 
Resolved: That the United States should 
cease to use public funds for purposes of 
stimulating private business. Freshmen 
debaters concluded their season, by travel- 
ling to Hanover last Friday, and returning 
with a fourth place in the two-day, round- 
robin discussion with Dartmouth, Bates, 
Yale, Brown, and Amherst. 

Michaels, Lovell Are Teamed 

The varsity orators, taking the negative 
of a question that they have argued twice 
before, will present a seasoned team con- 
sisting of Jules D. Michaels '40 and Rich- 
ard II. Luvcll '41. In their otlitr discus- 
sions on the same topic, the debaters won 
over Dartmouth by a two to one score, 
and, against the University of Florida, 
they lost by a three to nothing decision. 

In the yearling debate last Friday and 
Saturday, Dartmouth and Bates tied for 
first place, Yale and Williams finished in 
that order, and Brown and Amherst tied 
for the cellar rank. Speaking on the 
question, Resolved: That the United States 
should form an alliance with C.reat Bri- 
tain. David S. Maclay and William H. 
\'anLoon spoke as the Williams ncgati\'e 
team, while William H. Fuchs and Robert- 
son Griswold, Jr. formed that of the affir- 
mative. Griswold recei\'ed honorable men- 
tion for speaking excellence, and Maclay 
took fifth place in the extemporaneous 
contest. 



Sidley Speaker 
To Investigate 
Railroad Crises 

Kenneth F. Burgess, INoted 
Attorney, Will Lecture 
in Jesup this Evening 



Last Talk of Series 



Bar Association iMeniber Is 
JNorthwestern Trustee 
and Commerce Counsel 



By Eugene E. Beyer, Jr. '41 

Kminent as a Chicago railroad attorney, 
and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of 
Northwestern University, Kenneth F. 
Burgess will give an address on "Railroad 
Crises, Past and Present," in Jesup Hall 
at 8:00 Tuesday evening. This will be the 
fourth and final lecture in a series pro- 
vided by a gift of William P. Sidley '89, 
for the purpose of bringing the views of 
prominent businessmen on current prob- 
lems to the Williams campus. 

After graduating from the University 
of Wisconsin Law School in 1912, Mr. 
Burgess carried on a general law practice 
for three years before embarking on his 
career as railroad attorney for the Chicago, 
Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. With 
the exception of the war period, he held 
the position of general attorney for this 
organization from 1917 until 1924, at 
which time he was made General Solicitor, 
a post which he occupied until 1931. 

The speaker was associated with the 
United States Railroad Administration as 
Regional Commerce Counsel during the 
period of government operation of the 
railroads from 1918 to 1920. Since 1931, 
he has served as General Counsel for the 
Illinois Bell Telephone Company. 

Co-author of the book, Railroads — 
Rates, Service, Management, \\ ith Homer B. 
Vanderblue in 1923, Mr. Burgess has also 
contributed numerous articles to the 
Harvard, Columbia, and Michigan Law 
Reviews, the Harvard Business Review, 
and other publications. A member of the 
American Bar Association, the American 
Political Science Association, and the 
American Economic Association, he is 
affiliated with the Beta Thcta Pi fraternity. 

Throughout the lecture series, made 
possible by the grant of the Williams 
alunmus, the public has been free to attend 
and special invitations have been sent to 
county officials and members of business 
and financial organizations in Berkshire 
County. 



'Bony Knees of Smith Girls Attract Mad 
Dogs': Big Mistake of 1922 'Record' Board 



Skeletons are rare in The Record 
family closet, but there is one which rattles 
furiously. It serves as a grim reminder 
of an historic case in which Williams journ- 
alists tested the freedom of the press with 
disastrous results. 

In March, 1922, the retiring Record 
board voted to carry on an old college 
custom, and make its last issue a humor- 
ous number, composed entirely of "poop" 
articles, drawings, and advertisements. 
So it was that on Saturday, March 18, the 
Springstreet Gala Republican appeared 
unheralded on the campus, and was placed 
on sale along Spring St. Less than a week 
later, twent\-se\en members of the bus- 
iness and editorial .stafTs were homeward 
hound under orders of the dean, suspen(lc<l 
from college till the end of Spring Recess 
for the "indecency and obsccnit) of the 
March 18 issue." 

Refused to Crawl 

Bewildered at first, then indignant at 
the strictness of the three weeks' suspen- 
sion which President Harry A. Ciarficld 
and Professor Caroll Maxey ordered, the 
staff voted to assume responsibility for 
the issue equally, and jointly refused to 
visit the Dean's office to ask for pardon, 
saying that such a move would he merely 
"a cheap competition to see who was the 
best crawler." 

Three men were pardoned by the dean, 
against their protest, however, since two 
of them were in the infirmary when the 
Springstreet Republican was released, and 



the third was not yet a mcndier of the 
boartl. These three sta\'ed behind to put 
out three issucsof The Record witbacrip- 
pled staff of fifteen competitors for posi- 
tions on the board, and a non-existent 
business board. 

'Rompers and GasfiUed' 

Among the articles which the college 
authorities thought "indecent andobscene" 
was a description of a wrestling carnival 
staged between \assar and Wesleyan, 
which the latter won with "a siinple 
shoulder hold and three references to the 
moon." Such headlines as "Bony Knees 
of Smith Girls Attract Mad Dogs" and 
"The Dainty Informal Teddy, .So Sug- 
gestive and Succulent" were definitely 
anti-moral, the administration decided. 
Contemporary references to "President 
Gasfilled," "Ik'gctcm Young," and "Sam- 
uel Rompers, who plaxed with Gasfilled 
when a boy." also failed to elicit the proper 
appreciation from college authorities. 

A student strike meeting was called in 
protest against the failure of the dean to 
notify the Student Council of the suspen- 
sion, but no action was taken other than 
indignant nuitterings and pointed re- 
marks made in class when students who 
had received notice of their suspension in 
the morning mail were asked to leave the 
room by professors acting in compliance 
with the dean's orders. 

General attitude of the daily press to- 
wards the unfortunate Record publica- 
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THE NEW CLASS DINNER 

The Class of 1917 dinner in New York Friday evening deserves 
recognition as one of the most significant gatherings of Williams alumni 
in recent years. Beniiet Schauffler, Philadelphia Regional Director of the 
National Labor Relations Board, Hubert Bennett, president of the Toledo 
Scale Company and a trustee of the college, and Robert Young, also a 
successful ein|)loyer, all members of 1917, collaborated with Robert 
Brooks of the faculty in leading a dinner discussion on the general question 
of Labor. 

This program was more than a welcome departure from the stereo- 
typed routine of the usual class affair. It was an intelligent eflort to make 
the class organization of some current interest and value to its members. 
The good fellowship of table and glass is a necessary and welcome part 
of life, but Williams graduates, graduates of all leading colleges who are 
the natural leaders of business, professional, and community life, must 
feel that membership in any organization which serves only to provide an 
annual evening of joviality will inevitably become meaningless and un- 
interesting. 

Although theactual subject of discussion in such a dinner program is 
of secondary importance, the Class of 1917 could have found few better 
topics than that of labor relations. For pure controversial value it is 
admittedly unequalled! But, more important, the time has come for the 
nation's business men to set aside their traditional prejudices, strip away 
the vast amount of misinformation on the subject, and strive for some 
rational and intelligent consideration of the labor problem. If for no other 
reason, labor must be reckoned with because a strong labor movement is 
essential in a strong democracy. 

The 1917 dinner must also be pointed out as an example of the kind 
of alumni-faculty relationship that is of the utmost value to the college. 
It is just as important for the alumni and faculty to know and understand 
each other as it is for student and teacher to meet on common ground. 
In this connection we note with pleasure that Professor-Emeritus T. C. 
Smith will speak Thursday evening in what is hoped will be the first of a 
series of talks by faculty members at the Williams Club in New York. 

It is particularly significant that 1917 met a professor who is teaching 
in a field of contemporary importance. Many alumni may feel, for instance, 
that because Mr. Brooks pays more than lip service to the principle of 
collective bargaining and has written a compelling defense of the N.L.R. A 
and the work of the Labor Relations Board, he is some sort of dangerous 
heretic. We are sure that the members of 1917, while their views on labor 
relations probably remained unaltered, came away from the dioner 
convinced that Williams is fortunate in having men like Mr. Brooks on 
the faculty and that his is a stimulating and vital contribution to the 
curriculum. They must also have gotten the feeling that the Williams 
education of today is very possibly much more challenging than it was 
twenty-two years ago. 

We hope other classes will follow this example. We hope other alumni 
groups will gather in the name of Williams to pitch into current problems; 
we hope they will make opportunities to meet members of the faculty and 
sample the values of the education Williams is giving today. We hope the 
Class of 1917 will have the pleasure of knowing that it "started something" 
in the way of significant alumni activity. 




CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, APRIL 25 
8:00 p.m. — Sidley Lecture Series presents 
Kenneth F. Burgess who will speak 
on "Railroad Crises, Past and Pre- 
sent." Jesup Hall. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 
4:00 p.m. — Interfraternity track meet. 

Weston Field. 
7:30 p.m. — ^The Adelphic Union presents a 
debate with Middlebury College. 
Resolved: that the United States 
should cease to use public funds for 
purposes of stimulating private busi- 
ness. Griffin Hall. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 
6:30 p.m. — Phi Beta Kappa Dinner. 



Haller Inn. 



Notices 



All Students owning dogs in Williams- 
town must get licenses for them im- 
mediately. 

Signed, 

George H. Royal 
Chief of Police 



Patients A. O. Knowlton '40, and T. 
Vanltallie '41 were confined 
in the Thompson Infirmary when The 
Record went to press Sunday evening. 



1922 Hoax 



(CoBUnned fnm Flial Page) 

tion, which is conspicuously absent from 
the library's bound copies, was sympathe- 
tic and amused. The Springfield Repub- 
lican, object of the parody, complimented 
the student journalists for adhering so 
closely to the Republican's make-up and 
■tyle, and declared the humor was not 
vulgar but "wholesomely spontaneous." 



"How indecency found a place in the 
indictment," editorialized the Hartford 
Courant, "is altogether beyond compre- 
hension." 

In a later issue, the editor and managing 
editor of the 1922 board apologized for 
the inclusion of "objectionable features" 
in the offending issue, but this letter from 
a "prominent alumnus" also appeared in 
The Record "I want to congratulate the 
board on pulling off one of the cleverest 
newspaper stunts in my time, and I 
think in the history of Williams college." 



Theatre Intime 

(ConUnoad from FinI Page) 

color: the yellow harmonized with every 
costume in three plays except the lovely 
pastel orange worn by Hortense. Cheers 
for Goldberg for the amusing symbolic 
screens that briefly set the atmosphere of 
the shorter pieces. 

'Monaiaur Badin' Too Long 

All the plays went well. The last is 
possibly too long for the idea, but that is 
only the author's fault. Monsieur Badin 
was simply brilliant. Never has anything 
gone so fast nor an audience beensorocked 
by the juxtaposition of characters: the 
proper Mr. Hugo and the uproarious pet 
bourgeois of Mr. Bensabat. The evening's 
honors were perhaps shared by him and 
superb Mr. Deering. Mesdemoiselles Cor- 
ley handled difficult parts in the Marivaux 
with distinction and great charm, Mrs. 
Willcox successfully played above them. 
Hers was a really aristocratic reading of 
the Countess' role (main pourtant un tout 
petit peu Wuthering Heights) Mr. Mar- 
shall and Mrs. Hatfield set the pace 
expertly in the last piece. Behind it all 
was the real genius of Mr. Savacool's 
directing. 

I thinkLeLegi was six hundredthousand 
francs. As far as I am concerned, it was the 
Million Dollar Legs. 



•In the first place we should like to 
correct several popular misconceptions 
that have sprung up concerning this 
column and the redoubtable author 
thereof. Contrary to reports the art work 
at the head of these remarks is absolutely 
unposed, and if there is any one who wants 
to argue the point let him present his 
credentials and seconds. Another fact 
with which we should like to impress you, 
dear readers, is that the name of this opus 
is not Gesundheit. For the benefit of the 
section of our population whose know- 
ledge of the tongues is limited, we will 
translate GemUtUchkeit. It means "Fa 
God sake, Louie, lemme have a beer 
quick." 

Swords into Plowshares? 
Now is the time for all good men to come 
to the aid of the party, and we are not just 
practicing. A certain forecaster of doom 
says war will come in three weeks, but we 
give this world about ten more days in 
which to make its last will and testament. 
The question "Where will I be when the 
shooting starts?" is so real for all of us that 
seniors and juniors have been flocking to 
the windows of the travel bureau and 
have even been getting measured for 
bullet-proof vests. Roosevelt's pronounce- 
ments are no more encouraging to us than 
the weather reports are to Charlie Cald- 
well. The first question in every bull 
session is invariably one of holding body 
and arms and legs together for the next 
(Conttnaad on Third Paga) 



Linder '12 Candidate 
For Trustee Office 



{This is the third in a series of articles 
to be published by The Record on alumni 
trustee candidates, balloting for which 
terminates at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 
1939.) 

Fred E. Linder '12, of West Brighton, 
Staten Island, N. Y., is now president and 
director of Plymouth Distributors, Inc., 
in New York City. He is also director of 
Plymouth Fund, Inc., Jersey City, N. J., 
(general management investment trust), 
the Ferro Enamel Corporation, Cleveland, 
Ohio, and the Brown Fence and Wire 
Company in the same city. 

Aside from his business, Mr. Linder 
has for the past fourteen years been 
treasurer of the Council of University 
Settlement Society in New York, and a 
member of the board of directors of the 
Staten Island Zoological Society and 
Staten Island Academy. He serves on the 
Board of Trustees of Tusculum College, 
Greenville, Tenn., was a member of the 
Council of the National Interfraternity 
Conference, and chairman of the Advisory 
Committee on Cooperation with the 
Colleges. 

Presbyterian Church Commissioner 

Very active in religious organizations, 
the Williams alumnus has for 19 years 
been treasurer of the Evangelistic Com- 
mittee of New York City, has served on 
various committees connected with the 
spiritual life of the same city, and was 
elected a commissioner to the General 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 
the U.S.A., in 1937. He is also an Elder 
of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of 
New York City and superintendent of the 
Presbyterian Sunday School in Staten 
Island. 

As one of the organizers of the Williams 
Club of New York and a member of the 
first Board of Directors, Mr. Linder's 
interest in alumni affairs is very much in 
evidence. Other activities include Chair- 
man of the Williams Dinner Committee 
for 1935 and 1938, former treasurer of the 
Alumni Committee of the Williams 
Christian Association, former vice-presi- 
dent of the Gargoyle Alumni Association, 
and past director of the Alumni Fund. 
Former Football Captain 

Rejected for war service, the trustee 
candidate was a worker in the Liberty 
Loan campaigns during the World War. 
His present political affiliation is Re- 
publican, and his hobbies consist of flower 
gardening and books. 

While at Williams, Mr. Linder was 
captain of the football team, a varsity 
baseball player, president of the W.CA., 
member of the Honors System Committee, 
a cheer leader, and president of the sopho- 
more class. He is a member of Gargoyle 
and is affiliated with Delta Kappa Epsilon. 



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Student Aid Is Asked 
In Nature Propagation 

Monday, April 24/A— Williams- 
town's Fish and Game Protective 
Association has extended a blanlcet 
invitation to undergraduates and 
faculty members to aid in the prop- 
agation of wild life. According to Mert 
Odell, college officer, the group will 
welcome new members at a meeting 
to be held tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the 
Legion Room of the Bank Block. 
For an extra fifteen cents above 
the fifty cent dues, the newly-initiated 
may secure a membership button. 



gemDtlicheit 



(Continued from Sooond Page) 

year or so. All sorts of escapes are being 
formulated by "the first age group" and 
most of them draw a dry laugh which 
suggests foreboding rather than humor on 
the part of listeners. 

A friend of ours says that he is heading 
for the north woods where he will marry a 



squaw, pound his feet flat, have twenty 
kids, and accidentally chop off a finger. 
Others are debating the relative merits of 
the cavalry (one dead in the last twenty 
years, and that from falling oil a horse), 
the kitchen police, or the barber corps as 
possible fields for enlistment when the call 
is sounded. Tahiti, Guam, and even South 
Williamstown have been listed as possible 
refuges from the tentacles of the draft. 
However, there is not much humor in the 
situation. 

It is apparent that Hitler is not going to 
stop till he reaches Bagdad, and 11 Duce 
seems to want to go wading off the Cape 
of Good Hope. Chamberlain has lost ever>- 
thing but his umbrella (which he has 
recently had bomb-proofed), and poor 
old DaladicT is sitting in Paris picking his 
teeth and playing twenty-one with the 
boys in the office. Roosevelt is mapping 
out a propaganda campaign to be thrown 
into gear in a week or so; and where the 
hell is this Spring everyone said would 
soon be here? 

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HATS AND CAPS 

$7.50 and 7.00 Nofmeg, Snuff, Chantilly, Serpen! and 

Telfair $ 5.85 

8.00 Longchamp and Hbmburg 6.45 

1 3.50 English made hats, closing out 7.5 

1 3.00 and 1 3.50 Opera top hats 1 0.85 

1 5.00 Silk fop hafs 12.85 

5.50 and 4.00 Dormie knitted Shetland caps and hand- 
woven homespun caps 2.45 

6,50 Country hafs half price 

2.50 Boafer straws and sport sun hafs 1.95 

3.00 Boater straws and pugareed flax straws 2.45 

3.50 Roller straws 2.95 

4.50 Leghorn straws 3.45 

6.00 Bahamian cocoanut straws 4.95 



NECKTIES 

$1 .50 English hand block print and folded repp silk 

bafwings $ .95 

1.75 and 1.50 Handwoven tweed and English hand 

block print cashmere and challis 1 .1 5 

2.00 English hand block print foulard, Burlington knots, 

Balinese Batik and silk crochet 1.45 

2.50 English hand block print gum twill silk, Irish 
poplin, repp and twill silk, flat knif and crochet 

silk 1 .95 

Fiv for $9 

3.00 English pure silk Macclesfield 2.1 5 

3.50 English square silk and la cravate Passy 2.85 

5.00 English printed silk Ascot neckwraps 3.85 

6.00 English printed silk hacking scarves 4.85 



HANDKERCHIEFS 

$2.50 English hand block madder printed twill silk $1.95 

3.00 English hand block madder printed twill silk 2.S5 

4.00 and 3.50 English hand block madder printed twill 

silk and India choppa silk 8.95 

5.00 and 4.50 English hand block madder printed twill 

silk 3.85 

6.50 India choppa silk squares 4.95 

10.00 English oversize ancient madder silk squares .... 7.85 
Pure Sea Island, Irish linen, and Balinese Batik 20% off 



BRACES 

$1.50 Own make $ .95 

!.00 and 1 .75 Own make silk, elastic web, and English 

net 1.45 

2.50 English wide net, lattice, narrow box cloth, and 

elastic web 1.95 

300 English whipcord, club silk and Bedford cord. . . . S.S5 
4.00, 3,75 and 3.50 English made boxcloth, club silk, 

riding cord and hand blocked sporting print 2.95 

6.00 English scenic woven silk 4.35 



2.75 Brace and garter set — own make elastic web .... 2.25 

3.50 Brace and garter set — own make wide elastic web 2.85 

7.50 Brace and garter set — EnglishKenic woven silk.. 5.85 

BELTS 

$1.50 Narrow rawhide and pigikin * 1.15 

2.00 English made braided eal( 1 .45 

2.50 English made braided pigskin and suede 1 .95 

3.00 English made pigskin, plaited cinch ring and 

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3.75 English detachable buckle pigskin S.95 

Closing out — English box cloth, whipcord, silk elastic 

cord and braided string .95 



SHIRTS 

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'Poplin' $ 2.1 5 

3.50 and 3.25 'Flannelyfe', 'Cheviox', 'Madralyfe', 

'Poplin', and evening dress 2.45 

4.00 and 3.75 English poplin, Scotch 'Cheviox' and 

'Madralyfe', evening dress and plaited bosom. . . 2.95 
5.00 and 4.50 Scotch 'Cheviox', soft marcella, and 

plaited acetate 3.45 

6.50 Pure silk dinner shirts 4.85 

Closing out broken lots up to $4.00 1 .1 5 

PAJAMAS 

$3.50 Madras and Cheviot pullover $2.85 

4.00 Mercerized broadcloth and batiste 3.1 5 

7.50 Pure dye washing silk 4.85 

12.00 Imported heavy washing silk 8.95 

UNDERWEAR 

$1 .00 Vassor broadcloth $ .75 

1 .25 Vassor handkerchief cloth and cheviot 95 

2.00 and 1 .50 Broadcloth French back 1 .1 5 

2.50 Imported balloon cloth quilfed waistband closing out 1 .45 

DRESSING GOWNS 

14.50 English made foulard and flannel $1 0.95 

25.00 and 22.50 English mode cashmere flannel, hand 

blocked challis and hopsac closing out 14.95 



25.00 Moire evening jackets 18.95 

40.00 English made velvet host jackets 27.50 

SWEATERS 

$7.00 Alpaca sleeveless slip-ons $ 3.95 

10.00 Pure cashmere, alpaca, and English coble stitch 

tennis pullovers 7.95 

12.50 Pure Shetland hand framed pullovers made in 

Scotland, and pure cashmere cardigans 9.45 

18.50 Pure cashmere pullovers, made in Scotland 1 3.95 

Imported Oddments }4 price 

RECREATION WEAR 

$5.00 Deck Suits $ 3.95 

6.00 Deck suits 4.85 

7.00 Deck suits and sailcloth jackets 5.45 

7.50 Sports combination 5.85 

9.00 Deck suits 6.95 

10.00 Deck suits 7.45 

22.50 Deck suits 17.95 



1.00 Squashirts $ .85 

1 .75 and 1 .50 Sportshirts 1.15 

2.50 and 2.00 Sportshirts 1 .45 

3.50 and 3.00 Sportshirts 2.35 

4.50 and 4.00 Sportshirts 2.85 

6.00 Sportshirts 3.95 

8.50 and 7.50 Sportshirts 4.9.5 

12.00 Terry cloth beach suits 8.95 

Oddments value up fo $3.50 95 



2.50 Denim Bermuda shorts 1 .95 

6.50 Colored linen beach slacks 5.45 

BATHING SUITS 

S2. SO Mercerized gabardine trunks $ 1 .65 

3.50 and 3.00 Cravenetted gabardine 2.35 

S.OO, 4.50 and 4.00 Knitted woolen, celanese, Hawai- 
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5.50 Woolen gabardine and Indian madras 4.35 

6.50 Sailcloth trunks 5.65 

3.50 Knitted woolen shirts 2.35 

3.00 Knitted woolen shirts 1 .65 



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HOSE 

$1 .00 Pure botany wool 6x3 rib, mode in England. ... $ 

1.75 and 1.50 English 4 x 1 rib woolen red top, 1 x 1 
rib olpacuno white top, English clocked, brushed 
and fancy woolen 1 .1 5 

2.00 Cashmere ribbed, lambswool ribbed, hand clocked 
and fashioned English woolen, hand clocked and 
fashioned French lisle 1 . 45 

3.00, 2.75 and 2.50 Hondframed Scotch woolen full 
fashioned Argyle, fancy lambswool, English fully 
fashioned circular and clocked, Scotch knit cir- 
cular woolen and fully fashioned two tone rib 
French lisle 

4.00 and 3.50 Hand framed Scotch Argyle and lambs- 
wool 

5.00 and 4.50 Hand framed pure cashmere and pure 

angora 3,45 

READY TO WEAR 

$6.00 White mercerized twill and Irish linen snugtex 

waistband slacks $ 4.95 

8.50 Gray flannel, covert cloth and covert cord slacks. 6.95 

10.00 Covert cloth, cavalry twill, white and pastel 
flannel, gabardine and snugtex waistband gray 
flannel slacks 8.45 

1 1 .00 Snugfex waistband white flannel tennis slacks . . . 8.95 

Glen slacks and odd lots, value up to $10.00 3.85 



1.95 



2.85 



$7.50 Evening dress waistcoats $ 5.85 

10.00 and 8.50 Evening dress waistcoats and English 

mode tatfersall waistcoats 6.95 

1 5.00 Quorn hunting waistcoats — mode in England. . . . 1 2.45 

5.50 Silk kummerbunds 4.35 



10.00 Natural linen odd jackets 8.45 

1 2.50 Crash linen odd jackets 1 0.45 

1 3.50 Tropical mohair jackets 1 0.95 

22.50 China silk shawl collar jackets 1 8.95 



15.00 Poplin weatherproof coats 11.95 

25.00 and 22.50 Egyptian gabardine weatherproofs 
made in Scotland and mercerized poplin weather- 
proofs made in England 1 7.95 



1 2.50 Detachable fleece shell linings 9.85 

16.50 Detachable Scotch Tartan shell linings 12.85 



25.00 Imported Tyrolean Lodenmantels — a few left. , . . 1 5.85 



45.00 and 40.00 English made reversibles and English 

made weatherproof topcoats 27.50 

50.00 English made reversible coats and weotherproof 

whipcord raglans 37.50 

60.00 English made reversible coats 42.50 



8.50 Weatherproof golf blouses 6.95 

16.50 Self'lined weatherproof golf blouses — a few left.. 10.95 

BURBERRY COATS ' 

35.00 Walking Burberry weatherproofs 29.50 

45.00 and 40.00 Cavalry Burberry weatherproofs 34.50 

50.00 Burberry weatherproof gabardine topcoats and 

Tielockens 42.50 

65.00 and 55.00 Burberry Saxony and tweed topcoats 

and Dual coats 47.50 

65.00 Burberry natural Shetland topcoats 5S.S0 

1 00.00 Pure camel hair Burberry polo coats 79.50 



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Apr. 27, 28, & 29 

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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1939 



Five Williams Teams Score Victories Over Weekend 



Trackmen Stop 
Panther Team 
By 92-43 Count 

Moore Takes Both Hurdles 
as Cottsehalk Surprises 
by Winning Javelin Toss 



13 Firsts for Ephs 

H\ John W. T. Webb '41 

With Shadow Cottsehalk adding a 
surprisu win in the ja\'elin over the crack 
Johnny Z\(lick to his ,'>2.6 quarter, Tony 
Plansky's trackmen nia<1e their 19,V> 
debut in no uncertain style. Sweeping all 
the running events and garnering five 
additional firsts in the field, they took 
everything in sight on Weston Field Sat- 
urday afternoon, including Middlebury, 
to the tune of <)2-43, 

The major upset of the afternoon was 
definitely at the expense of Zydick, when 
the mighty Shadow unveiled a 168-foot 
flip of the spear on his next to last toss. 
Meanwhile Brad Wood and Dill Ahlstrom 
had been walking away with the hammer 
throw, where Williams placed one, two, 
three. 

First of the Eph "If's" to come through 
was Had Griffin, winner of the mile. 
Running a carrful race, he laid back in 
fourth position for two laps, and then 
uncorked a terrific kick as he hit the 
stretch that pulled him past a tiring Post 
and across the line. 

In no other race did the Ephmen have 
to come from behind to win. Shadow 
Gottschalk took the lead at the gun in the 
quarter, and steadily widened his margin 
all the way around the oval, with Pete 
Parish right on his heels. Only Rog Moore 
had any difficulty as he nosed out Hanson 
of the Panthers for third after starting 
behind the pack. 

Johnny Oilman also broke fast in the 
half, and had a threat only in the stretch 
when Paul Cushnian's final drive almost 
cut his lead before Oilman shifted into 
overdrive to wingoing away. Bay Kiliani 
set the pace all the way in the 2-mile 
grind until the last lap, when Tom Lena 
(Continued on Fiitb Page) 



Season's Opening Pitch 




Eph Netmen Subdue 
Trinity by 8-1 Score j 

Jarvis Drops Lone Singles, 
8-6, 6-4 as Veteran Unit 
Sweeps Season's Opener 




ON THE 
BENCH 



Purple 
Feather 



Some French rente or other 
started inter-collegiate tennis 
while Oxford and ("andiridge 



President Baxter's fast-ball delivery foils 
speed-shutter camera as Huff Hadley 
looks on before the Purple's 8-3 victory 
over Middlebury. 



Still noticeably lacki:igoutdoorprepara- 
tion Coach ChalTee's varsity tennis team j are famous the world o\er for beginning 
came through oji schedule at Hartford, intercollegiate rowing. Someone e\en 
Saturday, defeating an inferior Trinity i expressed a soulful desire to die for dear 
squad, 8-1. The Purple courtmen swept I old Rutgers during the first intercollegiate 
all the tloubles and lost their lone match football game, and Dartmouth has no 
in the number one singles. serious competition for inaugurating intra- 

Captain .\\ Jarvis who has yet to win a I mural drinking, 
singles match, this \ear, dropped his. On the other hand. Little Three athletic 
number one encounter when he ran into ! tradition has been hidden under a bushel 
unexpectedly good tennis from Parsons : of ignorance. No one knows just why, but 
of the home team. In an overtime match 'the fact that Williams, .■\niherst, ami a 



Purple Ten Defeats 
RPIin Warm-up Tilt 

Lacrosse Team Wins 2nd 
Pre-season Game; Potter 
First in Scoring Column 



Recovering from a noticeable slack in 
the first half, the Purple stickmen romped 
through the Rensselaer Polytechnical 
Institute's lacrosse team Saturday for a 
10-3 victory. The Ephmen, playing and 
winning their second practice game of the 
season to get in shape for their strenuous 
five game schedule which opens this week 
with a tilt against New Hampshire, found 
little difficulty in downing the invaders 
from Troy, and gave Coach Whoops 
Snively opportunity to test \-arious new 
player combinations. 

Harv Potter led the scoring list with 
four tallies, three of which were made in 
the second half to give the Williams team 
a safer margin than the mid-game 4-3 
count. Val Chamberlain, who with Potter 
and Jack MacOruer made up the starting 
mid-field, caged the first goal of the game 
and added a second point to his credit 
column with another in the last period. 
Sharing second scoring honors with 
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ringer blacksmith began intercollegiate 
baseball generally comes under the head- 
ing of an Kskimo's telephone number. 
Few know it, and no one wants it. 
One explanation may be that Williams 
is ashamed of her short end of the 32-72 
score, while Amherst is only human in 
relegating her blacksmith to the position 
of a family skeleton. May 16th is going to 
rehash the whole mess at Cooperstown, 
■\.^'., for posterity, presumably minus the 
iron bender if not the boxcar score. 



Jarvis showed lack of practice more than 
his teammates and was outsteadied anil 
unable to lift his game to produce the 
necessary forcing shots against his softer 
hitting opponent. 

Shonk Outsteadies Rohowsky 

Pete Shonk dropped his second set, 6-1, 
after taking the first at 6-2, but went 
back on the offense to run t)fT the final one 
6-1 against Trinity's Captain Rohowsky 
whose passing shots lacked depth. Num- 
ber three for the Ephs. (">ay Collester. 
produced the best and worst tennis of the 
day in his 7-.S, 9-7 victory, while Jim! Current Art Ross's Boston Bruins 
Stanton overpowered his opponent in all Triumph* copped the Stanley Cup 
departments to prevail 6-2, 6-3. just as everyone but Lester 

Xeither Bill Collins or Warren I'aine , Patrick thought they would. Finishing way 
in the live and six singles slots were in j out in front at the end of the regular 
danger of losing, though both were forced j season, the Bruins made short work of all 
to deuce sets before winning at 8-6, 6-0,l,ut the Rangers. Something shoidd still 
and 7-5, 7-5 respectively. i he done about the playolT system which 

In the doubles the Purple showed its!„„|y lops off the last team of seven clubs, 
greatest margin of superiority by running (Continued on Sixth Page) 

otT with all three without the loss of a set. ' ~"~~^^^^^^^^^^~—~~~*~~—~^~^~— ^— 
Jarvis and Shonk won 6-0, 6-2, Collester 
and Stanton won 7-5, 6-2, and the sopho- 
more pair of Collins and Jake Karle 
completeil the rout at 7-5, 6-3. 



Hadley Pitches Nine 
To Opening Victory 

(Continuad Irom Flrat Pags) 
yielded three hits antl two runs, th(" last 
one of the cheesy variety, and likewise 
only handed out one free ticket. 

The Purple opened the scoring in their 
half of the first. Frankie Bush, who ar. 
cepted five chances at short without a 
fhiw, made the first official hit, a sharn 
single to center field. Frankie then stole 
second and advanced to third and home on 
infield outs. The Panthers evened it up 
temporarily in the fourth on a Ikrtuzzi 
single and catcher Jacques' long double 
Hadley put a stop to this, however, and 
fanned the next two batters with con. 
siderable dispatch. 

Nelligar\ Does Hia Duty 

W'illiams scored one each in the fourth 
and fifth before coming up with the big 
sixth. With one out Meehan walked. 
Larry Hurrell tapped out a tricky bunt and 
when the Panther catcher gave it the 
heave-ho into left field Durrell and 
Meehan wound up on second and third 
respectively. Both scored when Ne'.ly 
Nelligan, seeing his duty and doing it, 
singled through short. 

Hadley, with his pitching chores ova 
for the day, slashed a long double to left 
scoring Nelligan, and Kenneson was 
yankid in favor of van Graasbeck, 
Hazard reached on an error, but the up- 
rising was quelled when Lanny Holmes 
grounded into a smart double play 
engineered by visiting second sacker 
Mutton. 

Capt. S«ay Singles 

Williams added two more in the lucky 

seventh. Bush reached on an error, went 

to thir<l on Pete Seay's single, and scored 

(Continuad on Piith Faga) 



Yearling Nine Takes 
Cheshire Opener,ll-5 

Spaiilding's IVIound Work, 
and Bob Swain's Hitting' 
Highlight Weston Game I 



Paced by the brilliant pitching of Big 
Ed Spaulding and the timely hitting of 
Bob Swain, the 1939 freshman baseball 
edition lived up tq its pre-season ballyhoo 
by pounding out an 11-5 win over Cheshire 
on Weston Field Saturday afternoon. 
Hurling nine strikes out of the first eleven 
pitched balls of the season and striking out 
nine men in five and one-third innings on 
the mound, Spaulding allowed but two 
hits, one of them a triple in the second 
frame. 

Scoring in the first, second, third, and 
fifth innings of the seven-inning game, the 
Purple yearlings concentrated their tallies 
in the third and fifth where they accountetl 
for nine of their eleven runs. Aided in the' 
second by Cheshire errors and paced by 
Gunnar Hagstrom's two-bagger, one of 
three doubles from Swain, and Fred 
Bergfors' single through the box, the yearl- 
ings advanced to a 5-1 lead. 

Fi{th-Innii\g Spree 

Bergfors opened the high-scoring fif t h 
with (me of a series of Texas Leaguers olT 
Warner, Cheshire pitcher. Batting all the 
way around in this inning, the yearlings 
worked Warner for four walks. Swain, 
Hagstrom, and Red Fisher provided the 
game with plenty of Purple stickwork. Not 
until the sixth, when Coach Simmons 
called Spaulding from the mound and 
substituted Ed Callahan, were the 
Cheshire operatives even able to try to 
balance a considerably lop-sided score. 
Seventh-inning hitting iifT Callahan sent 
four Cheshire men around the circuit to 
bring the prep school players their final 
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Chamberlain was Ozzie Tower, star of 
last year's freshman team. Jake Warden 
and Ed Neilson each netted one apiece. 

Using four mid-fields, two close attacks, 
and two close defense combines. Coach 
Snively played every man on the squad 
in the first half, then readjusted his groups 
and tried new line-ups for the rest of the 
game. He sent the first-string: close attack 
into the battle in the defense slots near the 
end of the game, and used some of the 
mid-field material in the close attack 
positions. 

The ten from K.P.I, played the game 
under handicap of a deficiency of equip- 
ment and lack of experienced players. 
Osborne, at first attack, and Magyar, at 
second defense starred for the visitors and 
between them rolled up the Engineers' 
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Purple Victory 

(Continued from Fourth Pag*) 
when Fitzgerald flied lustily to right 
Shaun Meehan, continuing where he left 
otT last year, scored Seay with the game's 
best hit, a screeching double to deep left 
center. 

This completed the Williams scoring and 
spectators and players alike shivered 
through the eighth and ninth. Middlebury 
added one more in their last a|>pcarance 
at the plate when Mutton doubled lo right 
field, sending home pinch hitter d'Errico 
who had stopped a Kitzgerald twister 
with his arm. 



The Williams nine goes after a second 
victory, Wednesday, travelling to Amherst 
for a game with Mass. State. The Staters 
swamped the Ephmen last year, 18-4, in a 
comedy of errors, and present a tough nut 
to crack this year. Hadley and Fitzgerald 
will probably divide the pitching in both 
the State game and the University of 
Vermont game here, Saturday. 

The Summary: 

WILLIAMS (8) 
b 



Uusb, 33 
Seay, 3 

Fitzgerald, D.. 
Meehan. c 
Durrcll, 2 
Nelligan, rf 
Hadley, p-1 
Hazard, rf 
Hall, cf 
Holmes, cf 

Totals 



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1 2 



34 8 
MIDDLEBURY (J) 



3 
5 

5 

1 













— 2 



Gignac, 2 
Hutton, 2 
I'rukop, cf 
Hertuzzi. If 
Kirk, 3 
Yeoman, 1 
Jacques, c 
llogan, rf 
JArnold 
llawkes, ss 
ttd'Errico 
Kenneeon, p 
Van Gaasbeck, p 



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3 
5 
3 
4 
3 
4 
3 

3 

2 
2 



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1 

2 1 

1 

1 

1 







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3 





Runners Win 



33 3 6 24 11 



Totals 
JBatted for Mogan in 9tli. 
tJBatted for llawkes in 9th. 

Score by Innings: 
Middlebury 1 1 1—3 

Williams 10 1 13 2 x— 8 

Runs batted in — Fitzgerald 2, Jacques I, Nelligan 
2, Bush, Meehan, Hadley, Hutton. Two-base hits — 
Kirk, Jacques, Meehan, Hutton, Hadk'y. Stolen 
bases — Busli, Meehan, Hazard, Hall. Double 
play — Hutton. Hawkes, and Yeomans. Sacrifice 
hit — Fitzgerald. Left on base — Williams 8, Middle- 
bury 9. Base on balls — off Hadley 1, Fitzgerald 1, 
Kenneson 2. Struck out — by Hadley 9, Fitzgerald 3, 
van Gaasbeck 4. Hits — off Hadley 3 in 5 innings, 
Fitzgerald 3 in 4, Kenneson 6 in 5 and i, Gustafaon 
2 in 2 and J. Wild pitcli — van Gaasbeck. Hit Ijy 
pitched ball— -d'Errico (Fitzgerald). Winning pitcher 
— Hadley. Losing pitclicr — Keinu'son. Time of 
game 2:00. Umpires — Burns and Whalcii. 



(Continuad irom FourtK Page) 
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bill Vietor had a bad start in the 
century, and had to overcome a yard 
<leficit to break the tape six inches ahead 
of Hob .Scluimo in ten seconds, remarkably 
fast time (or the slow Williams track. 
In the 220 the same pair finished hand 
in hand to tie for first, after wasting nearly 
a second trying to establish contact as 
they reached the tape. 

The feature attraction of the afternoon, 
the duel between Middlebury 's sensational 
freshman hurdler. Hill Wood, and Eph 
captain Rog Moore, failed to live up to 
pre-meet expectations. Moore was off 
with the gun, streaked over the barriers, 
and broke the tape, winner by an eight- 
foot margin. In the 220 lows, the Purple 
leader won as he pleased after Wood 
dropped out owing to a pulled muscle in 
his right leg on the second jump. 

Because of wet grounds the antiquated 
cage was the scene of four events that 
taxed its capacities to the utmost. Dusty 
Surdam won the high jump, while Bill 
Wilson, on his maiden voyage over the 
bars, tied for first in the pole vault with 
Ed Wheeler. Jim Patterson walked away 
with the broadjump, and Middlebury's 
King captured the shot put from Pete 

Annable and Jasper Duncan. 

The Summary; 

100-Yard Dash: Vietor (W), first; Schurao (W), 
second; Patterson (W), third; time, 10 seconds. 

220-Yard Dash: Vietor (W) and Schumo (W) 
tied for first; Tliompson (M), third; time, 23.5 
seconds. 

440-Yard Run: Gottschalk (W), first; Parish 
(W), second; Moore (W), third; time, 52.6 seconds. 

880-Yard Run: Gilman (W), first; P. Cushman 
(M). second, R, Cushman (M). third; time, 2:03.5 
minutes. 

Mile Run: Griffin CW), first; Post (M), second; 
R. Cushman (M), third; time, 4:54.9 minutes. 

2 Mile Run; Lena (W). first; Kiliani (W), second; 
Mercuro (M),' third; time, 10:57.1 minutes. 

120-Yard High Hurdles: Moore (W), first; Wood 
(M), second; Backup (M), third; time, lS.4second3. 

220-Yard Low Hurdles; Moore (W), first; 
Brown (M), second; Rugge (W), third; time, 2(i.O 
seconds. 

High Jump; Surdam (W). first; Tabor (M), 
second; Schumo and McKay (W) tied for third; 
height. 5'10". 

Broad Jump: Patterson (W), first; Bursaw (M), 
second ; Brown (M) and Rifenburg (M) tied for 
third; distance, 20'9". 

Pole Vault: Wilson (W) and Wheeler (W) tied 
for first; Barclay (M) and Trask (M) tied for third; 
height, ll'O". 

Hammer Throw: Wood (W), first, Ahlstrom (W), 
second; Howard (W), third; distance, 149'4". 

Shotput: King (M), first; Annable (W). second; 
Duncan (W). third; distance, 37'3". 

Javelin: Gottschalk (W), first; Zydick (M). 
second; Profy (M), third; distance, 168'0". 

Discus; Clarke (M), first; King (M), second; 
Davis CM), third; distance, 116'10". 

Final Score: Williams. 92 — Middleljury, 43. 



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Haller Inn. Presiding over the gathering 
of the local chapter of the scholastic 
society will be its president, Dr. Willis 
1. Milhain, Field Memorial Professor of 
Astronomy; while H. Barksdale Brown '39 
will present a talk on the contemporary 
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Caps and gowns, the graduation attire 
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(Continued from Fourth Page) 
As it is, the system looks like just another 
way of mulcting the public by staging an 
anti-climatic cross-country tour. This year 
marks the first time that the topranking 
team has won the finals. Last year the 
Black Hawks, considered the weakest 
team of the league, stumbled through to 
nab the mug. 

Suck-in The Roper-Louis match was 
doubly funny for anyone who 
happened to see a newsrecl of the challen- 
ger before the fight. The grand, gritty, 
game old, old fifth rater squinted modestly 
at the camera with shamefaced ferocity, 
"I'll show him no mercy." 

Purple Both the varsity and fresh- 

Racket man tennis teams should be 

Monopoly the best yet at Williams 
this year. Al Jarvis heads a 
first five whose personnel is unchanged 
from last year's lineup, with Bill Collins 
at number six, the lone sophomore off 
last year's undefeated team to crack the 
upperclass monopoly. Jake Earle, 175- 
pound sophomore grappler, will pair with 
him at number three doubles. 

As for the yearlings, Wilson Barnes and 
Bob Hendrie head the list of stars which 
includes Davey Peet, Ralph Dawson, 
Jim McKown, and Jack Larned, plus a 
lower ranked group which should make 
the last three positions a dogfought season. 
This bunch, plus the juniors on the varsity, 
should easily ensure tennis supremacy in 
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313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1939 



No. 11 



Kiel Sets Back 
Williams, 15-4 
In Listless Tilt 

Mass. State Pitching Ace, 
Stingy with Base Hits, 
Hands Purple let Loss 



Nelligan Gets 3 Hits 

Nine Meets U. of Vermont 
on. Weston Field Today; 
Hadley Slated to Start 



Behind the steady pitching of Fran 
Riel, aided and abetted by first baseman 
Johnny Bemben's two rousing triples, 
Mass. State overpowered a sluggish Wil- 
liams nine, Wednesday, 15-4, on the 
Amherst diamond. Nelly Nelligan's three 
stinging singles were the only Purple 
bright spots in a listless, rainsoaked game, 
as Riel and Bemben, who share the State 
captaincy, celebrated their season opener. 
The loss, which dropped Pete Seay's 
nine from a fleeting stay in the unbeaten 
class, was marked by eight Eph errors, 
rivalling last year's State encounter in 
which Williams out-erred their opponents 
10-5 and lost 18-4. Pitchers Dave Fitz- 
gerald and Lee Stetson did well enough, 
keeping the hit total down to ten, but 
couldn't make a nickel with the frequent 
fielding lapses behind them. 

Williams weathered the first two innings 
but took the count in the third. A King 
single, an error, two sacrifice hits and 
Bemben's terrific 350-foot triple to 
diip center pushed across three runs. 
Riel opened the home half of the fourth 
with another long triple which materialized 
into a run when Huff Hadley dropped a 
throw at first. 

The visitors finally came back in the 
filth to score two of their four runs. 
After Durrell had been thrown out by 
pitcher Riel, Nelligan took his Sunday 
cut and poled out his first of three singles. 
Hadley walked and Perry Hazard's base 
knock to short left pushed Nelligan across. 
Skipper Fox then smashed one down to 
King at short and when Bemben juggled 
the throw to first, Hazard came home 
with the final run of the inning. 

Fitzgerald went to pieces in the fifth 
as poor support and four hits gave Mass. 
State four more runs. Stetson worked the 
rest of the game and allowed but five 
hits. Five errors, however, converted these 
hits into eight runs and ran the total into 
(ConHiinad on Thlid Pa««) 



Little Three Banners 
To Fly at World's Fair 

Tuesday, May 16, will he "Little 
Three Day" at New York's World's 
hair, according to an announcement 
received today by A.\'. Osterhout 
from Grover Whalcn, patron saint of 
the World of Tomorrow. On that 
date Wesleyan, Amherst, and Wil- 
liams banners will fly from the main 
llaK pole as a tribute to the three New 
England snvill colleges. At other times 
the college insignias will fly from 
poles about the grounds. Whether 
Little Three representatives will be 
admitted free on the day of days has 
not yet been ascertained. 



Runners Travel 
Today to Meet 
U. of Vermont 



Golf Team to Open 
Against M.I.T. Today 

Five Lettermen Tee Off 
for Purple at 2:00 p.m. 
in Taconic Links Debut 



Williams varsity golfers will attempt to 
negotiate a diRicult stymie laid by the 
weather when they tee off against M.I.T. 
in the season's opener this afternoon at 
2:00 o'clock on the Taconic course. Handi- 
capped by insufficient practice on rough 
greens and water-logged fairways, the 
Purple linksmen are still favored to cop 
today's match from the equally untried 
Engineers. 

Butch Schriber and Andy Anderson, 
gold dust twins of lastyear's"dreamteani," 
will start as usual at numbers one and two, 
respectively, while Ray Korndorfer has 
moved up to the number three slot just 
ahead of Captain Jiggs Gillett. Frank 
Caulk and Louis Krauthoff complete 
the Eph sextet, the first five of whom re- 
turn from last year's starting line-up. 

Pre-game prognostications based on 
practice scores over the eighteen-hole 
route are futile this year since the weather 
has made such warm-up rounds impossible. 
But Coach Dick Baxter has played with 
the four top men, and is convinced that 
they're playing as well as they were last 
year at thit time after several weeks of 
daily practice. 

Little Three Champions for three con- 
aecutive years, the Purple golfers faceastiff 
eleven match schedule which includes con- 
(OmliiMd <m TUid Pag*) 



Victor Will Face Speedy 
Opponent; JohnnyGilman 
to Race Vermont State 
Half-Mile Record Holder 



Rog Moore leads his men north this 
afternoon with high hopes of bringing 
home the Catamount hide normally 
guarded by the University of Vermont 
runners. Among the Purple invaders only 
Bill Victor and Johnny Gilman, who meet 
the co-captains of the hosts, are expecting 
to run into any difiiculty in accomplishing 
this assignment. 

Of this pair Gilman has definitely 
drawn the tougher task, and will be in for 
a busy two minutes when he tangles with 
Davey Stowell in a half-mile on the Bur- 
lington track. The Catamount runner set 
an all-state record for the distance last 
year, and is, by all odds, the ace of an 
otherwise mediocre team. 

Smith Is Threat in Sprints 

In the meanwhile, Victor, lone wearer 
of the l.C.A.A.A.A. stripe on the Eph 
team, will be testing his speed against the 
co-captain of the Catamounts, Gordie 
Smith, who broke 10 flat on several 
occasions last season and averaged that 
time over his entire schedule. Backing the 
Ephmen in the century will be speedy 
Bob Schumo and Jim Patterson, while 
Schumo and Victor are slated to meet 
Smith in the 220. 

Bud Boyer seems to have recovered to a 
great extent from the ankle injury that 
kept him out of the Middlebury meet last 
Saturday, but it is doubtful that he will 
round into mid-season form in time to 
(ConUnuad on Seoond P«9*) 

■-■■■• * 



Leads Glee Club Tonight in Final Home Appearance 



From The Fence 



All the local wags were getting primed 
up for the big opening of gala spring 
intramural show put on by the Softball 
artists on Thursday. In fact Big Joe 
Gleason, local drugstore magnate and 
sports enthusiast, had on his long white 
robe and starry crown ready to twirl the 
first ball down the groove, hut the greasy 
conditions ordered by the Williamstown 
Meteorological were a little too much and 
it was no dice. 

However, it hasn't all been a long gravy 
train for the Rover Boys. In the past few 
fortnights the swimming meet and the 
track meet were both pulled off in Uncle 
Ed's own way. They each had their 
flashes and bright spots, such as when the 
Garf's breadwinner jumped the gun in 
the 100 yd. free style and thrashed wildly 
up to the end of the pool before he knew 
the rest of the fellas weren't even in the 
water. By the time they sent a runner up 
to tell him, he was so bushed he could 
hardly finish the grind. I don't think the 
score has been added up yet for all the 
teams, but the Zetes and the A.D.'s tied 
for first and the Garfs floated in a close 
third. 

The Backyard Olympics they had down 
on Weston Field Wednesday turned out 
to be pretty picturesque. One of the bigger 
laugh* came when Ross Brown answered 
the last call for the mile in blue and white 
striped underwear and large white size 
twelve brogans which tipped the scalel 
(CoaHaaad an reaitt Pags) 




Chapin Concert 
Will Be Tribute 
To Safford '92 



Director of Music to Lead 
His Last Glee Club This 
Evening at Eight O'clock 



Charles L. Safford '92 Who Retires This Spring after Fifteen Years as Director of Music. 



6 'Sincere' Nationalists 
Join Brande Movement 
At Restricted Meeting 

"If you don't like it, you've got to lump 
it or get out," was the command of Na- 
tionalist Justin Brande '40 to a would-be 
member of his communist-combatting 
Nationalist Club, when it assembled in 
Jesup Hall on Thursday night for purposes 
of organization. Six undergraduates 
became members of the club at an inner 
sanctum meeting after Brande invited 
hecklers, campus pinks, members of the 
Student Union, and others not sincere in 
their interests to "keep out." 

When Rhodes Scholar Murray Sted- 
man attempted to inject a question into 
the organization meeting, Brande shouted 
"I'm going to dominate this meeting." 
Maintaining that his organization must be 
"uirecL, obtuse, and arbitrary" if it is to 
study and "combat communism in all its 
aspects and ramifications successfully," 
Brande explained that the Nationalist 
Club would not be a forum nor "an organ- 
ization in which all brands of ideas will be 
collected." 

During the meeting of "sincere" Na- 
tionalists in the Undergraduate Council 
room after the gathering in the Jesup 
auditorium, a prospective member asked 
if he would have permission to voice his 
opinions. "No," was the blunt answer 
from Brande, who confided that "if you 
let everyone in, you can't get anything 
done." 



New Year Book Editor 




Kimball A. Loring Jr. '41 



Loring to Head 1940 
Gulielmensian Board 



Lewis '41 Wins Managing 
Editorship ;Nathan,Fowle 
Photo and Art Eklitors 



Kimball A. Loring, Jr. of Reading will 
head the 1940 Gulielmensian staff as the 
result of the sophomore competition 
whose outcome was announced Thursday. 
Albert Hopkins '40, editor of this year's 
forthcoming publication, at the same time 
announced the election of R. Cragin Lewis 
of Riverdale, N.Y., as managing editor, 
Edgar J. Nathan, 3rd, of New York City 
ai photo editor, and James W. Powie of 



P. F. LaFoUette 
Accepts Liberal 
Conference Bid 



Last Minute Development 
Finds 3-Tinie Governor 
of Wisconsin Assuming 
Prominent Speaking Role 



Latest development in news of the 
Liberal Club Conference, to be held here 
May S and 6, came with the startling last- 
minute announcement that Philip F. 
LaFollette, former three-term governor 
of Wisconsin, had accepted an invitation 
to appear as a speaker in the meeting. 
Contacted on Wednerday by Mex R 
Holliday, co-chairman of the conference, 
Mr. LaFollette wired that he "would be 
glad to come on May 6." 

Son of the noted Progressive, Robert 
M. LaFollette, and brother of the present 
senator, Robert M. LaFollette, Jr., the 
former lawyer has long been associated 
with activities concerning social advance. 
In 1938 he established a third party 
which many liberals attacked because of 
its supposed fascist possibilities. 

Earlier in the week it was also an- 
nounced that Thatcher Winslow, assist- 
ant administrator of the National Youth 
Administration, will be one of the par- 
ticipants in the conference. Mr. Winslow 
is the author of several books on youth in 
Ciermany and Italy and is considered well- 
(|ualified as an official spokesman for the 
younger generation in the United States. 
(Continued on Third Fsgo) 



Retires This Spring 

Williams '92 Graduate has 
Been Organist and Choir 
Instructor for 15 Years 



Friday, April 28 — Chapin Hall will 
ring tonight to the voices of the Williams 
Glee Club, led for the last time by Charles 
Louis Safford, '92, director of music, 
who will retire this spring after completing 
fifteen years as a member of the faculty. 
The farewell concert this evening, to 
which the entire community has been 
invited by the Glee Club, free of charge, 
will begin at 8:00 p.m. 

In conducting this last concert, Mr. 
Safford closes a decade and a half during 
which he has been instrumental in improv- 
ing the musical reputation of the college. 
It was because of his success along this 
line that the Paul Whiteman collection 
of fine records and musical manuscripts 
was given to Williams, and that the 
college was able to secure the Carnegie 
Foundation gift of over 1,000 more 
recordings. 

Shortly after his arrival here, Mr. 
Safford founded the first course in music 
appreciation that the college has had. 
His efforts in broadening this field have 
been notable, and with the completion of 
the new Adams Memorial Theater they 
will be carried a step further toward 
realization. 

Professor Safford, who graduated from 
Williams with the class of 1892, is one of 
the outstanding music directors and 
organists in the country. He was at one 
time director of music at Barringer 
High School, Newark, N. J. and Poly- 
technic School, Brooklyn, N. Y. Before 
being called here in 1923 to become head 
of the music department, Mr. Safford was 
organist and choirmaster at St. George's 
Church, New York City. He is a member 
of the Players and Williams Clubs of 
NewYorkand of the KappaAlpha Society. 

The final concert of the glee club this 
season will take place tomorrow, Satur- 
day, at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronx- 
(Continn«d on Third Pag*) 



Adelhic U. Upsets 
Middlebury Trio, 3-0 

Lo veil, Michaels, and Tomb 
Close Season, Defending 
Federal Pump Priming 



Defending the government's spend-lend 
program to stimulate business as necessary 
to increased business sales, the Adelphic 
Union defeated a trio of Middlebury's 
anti-pump priming debaters in Griffin 
Hall Wednesday night to win the last 
entanglement of the season by a 3-0 de- 
cision. 

The question. Resolved, That the United 
States should cease to use public funds for 
purposes of stimulating private business, 
was debated in the negative by a Williams 
team of Jules D. Michaels, '40, John 0. 
Tomb '40, and Richard H. Lovell '41. 
Glen Leggett, Phillips Palmer, and Nor- 
man Smith defended the affirmative for 
Middlebury. , 

Denying the affirmative's accusation 
that pump priming has failed, the Wil- 
liams group asserted that 8,000,000 more 
people have been employed because of 
government stimulation of private busi- 
ness. Population decrease, the exploitation 
of natural resources, and the closure of the 
eoonomic frontier, they pointed out, have 
been responsible for stagnation in the 
heavy industries. Government spending, 
(Oui<lsinil SB ramk Pag^ 



Noted Lawyer 
Blames Union 
For R.R. Slump 

K. F. Burgess Sees Threat 
from Shipper Pressure, 
Road and Water Travel, 
Employee Wage Demand 



"Railroad unions today are fighting a 
rear-guard action doomed to failure in 
attempting to protect shrinking jobs and 
wages in a contracting and desperate 
industry," criticized Kenneth F. Burgess, 
noted lawyer and Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of Northwestern 
University, when discussing "Railroad 
Crises, Past and Present," Tuesday e\en- 
ing in Jesup Hall. Although this address 
marked the fourth and last of the Sidley 
Lecture Series on the campus this year. 
President Baxter announced that Wil- 
liam P. Sidley '89, donor of the lecture scr- 
ies, was present in the audience and was so 
pleased with the success achieved by the 
talks that they would be continued next 
year. 

Mr. Burgess admitted the necessity of 
unions for the protection of the workers, 
but pointed to their 1937 wage demands 
as evidence of the harm they are doing. 
The wage increase, he claimed, forced the 
railroads to cancel orders, which stifled 
the business upturn and precipitated the 
so-called recession. Later, when railroad 
(CeaUBMd OB SMoad Ptf) 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1939 



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April 2i, tUf 



TOMMY SAFFORD 

For many years music at Williams and the name of Tommy Safford 
have been practically synonyinoius. His untiring effort and boundless 
enthusiasm have clone much to bring to Williams its reputation as a 
singing college. Under his direction the college has produced year after 
year well-drilled choirs and toi)-notch glee clubs. No gathering of Williams 
men has been complete witliout Tommy Safford presiding at the piano. 
He has, moreover, developed the one music course so well that popular 
demand reeiuires extension in this fiehl when the facilities of tlie new 
theater are aviuiablc. 

Williams will miss Tommy next year. Not only has he labored long 
and well in his own position, but he has also maintained an active and 
lively interest in all branches of college life. We hope that Chapin Hall 
will be filled for his farewell concert; in this small way the undergrad- 
uate body may show its appreciation for a career of genuine service to 
Williams College. 

WHEN BUSINESSMEN SPEAK 
One series of the Sidley lectures has just finished. The alumni donor 
has wisely decided to arrange another group of talks "by the men who 
make the decisions." For that we are thankful, because we realize all too 
well the gulf between the classroom search for a better way of life and the 
business world's general inability to overcome the degrading practices 
which infest its activities. We want to hea,r the viewpoints of the men who 
will soon be our bosses, because we know that the battle for existence 
remains something one must face realistically, with an eye to the harsh 
facts. Also, we like to see that a few individuals can pass through the 
bitter strife of competition and the short-sighted scheming of monopoly 
practices and still remain tolerant, humane, and socially minded. 

We insist, though, that radical revision is needed if next year's 
lectures are to mean anything more than mere additions to an over- 
crowded calendar. In planning for the group of speakers, it should be 
remembered well that Williams undergraduates are looking for something 
other than facts that can be culled out of any textbook or from any 
curricular course. Students don't care about platform projections of 
historical data, or about the mechanical details of a business structure. 
They want the personal angle, the story of what the speaker himself has 
had to do with management and labor, with demanding stockholders and 
quarreling governmental agencies. They want an insight into what goes 
on as the wheels of business and industry turn round. 

This means that a delicate amalgam must be reached. Objectivity, 
in the sense of information that is elsewhere available, is not desired. 
Books give us i^hat. On the other hand subjectivity of the nature that 
is pure, unadulterated opinion, bias, and prejudice has even less value. 
WQiat we want is the story of the things that happen in the offices of 
"the men who make the decisions." Those in charge of the Sidley series 
must see to it that we get this if the talks are to be raised above the run- 
of-the-mill evening lecture. 



CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, APRIL 28 

3:30 p.m. — Varsity tennis. Williams vs. 
Haverford. Sage Courts. 

8:00 p.m. — Glee Club concert in honor of 
Charles L. Safford, director of music, 
Chapin Hall. 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 
1:00 p.m. — Freshman track. Williams vs. 
Deertiekl Acad. Weston Field. 

2:00 p.m.' — Varsity golf. Williams vs. 
M.I.T. Taconic Golf Club. 

2:30 p.m. — Varsity tennis. Williams vs. 
Colgate. Sage Courts. 

3:00 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 
University of Vermont. Weston Field. 

9:00 p.m. — Dance sponsored by the Stu- 
dent Varsity of St. John's Church. 
Garfield Club. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30 

5:30 p.m.— Rev. Sidney Lovett D.D., 
chaplain of Yale University, will 
give the sermon at the regular evening 
vesper service. Thompson Memorial 
Chapel. 



Hedy-Bear: It was just yesterday that 
we poked a cautious noggin 
out of the man hole in which we are living 
till the war scare blows over and viewed a 
very startling sight indeed. Hordes of 
people were yelling and waving their arms 
in front of King's Cinema Palace. Traffic 
was at a standstill, freshmen were being 
trampled under foot, and six guys were 
manning a battering ram. We cast a 
clammy glance at the calender. No, it 
wasn't May Day. Maybe it was draft 
riots, but the headlines said peace was still 
going on. Then we read over last week's 
column. Hedy Lamarr — that's what it 
was. Judging from the faces of the pros- 
pective patrons she wasn't the only one 
in ecstasy. Hot stove! What a chance 
for some interviewing. 

Pocketing a sheaf of old envelopes and 
donning the dark glasses, we piled out and 
legged it down the street. Opinion was 
divided. In answer to the question, 
"What did you think of Ecstasy}" this is 
what we got. 

President of the Liberal Club: "Gee, I 
hope we can get her for the conference." 

President of the W.C.A,: "An indecent 
exposure. A lewd picture. Thoroughly 
disgusting. I liked it." 

President of the W.S.U.: "Who's a 
communist? Listen, you fish, what this 
College needs is more liberals." 

Chief Johnson, Duce of West College: 
"Speak to me later. I've been in that 
theatre for two days. I need food." 

Louie Bleau: "What?" 

The only woman in the audience: "The 
movie was nothing compared to those 
college fellas. They ain't nice." 

This was getting us nowhere, so we went 
in and saw the thing ourselves. We are 
now back in our man hole and the lid is 
on — tight. 

Mtise 




Notices 



Parking of cars on the east side of 
College Place, from Main Street north to 
the foot of the hill by Professor Agard's 
residence,is prohibited. The "turn-around" 
near the Chapel and Hopkins Hall is also 
a restricted area. 

Signed 
' Charles D. Makepwace 

College Treasurer 



The Williams Student Vestry of St. 
John's Episcopal Church will sponsor a 
dance Saturday night in the Garfield Club 
from 9:00-12:00 p.m. to benefit the parish 
building fund. Harry Hart's orchestra 
will play, with admission $1.00 for couple 
or stag. ' '''■'.':,■'.. 



Burgess Hits Unions 

(Continued bom First Page) 

returns were getting worse and worse, the 
Brotherhoods refused to consider a wage 
cut, which refusal was seconded by a 
Presidential arbitration board. 

"Railroad labor leaders are fighting 
with the full effort of their economic 
strength to resist railroad consolidation," 
continued the speaker in his attack on the 
union's persistence in maintaining old- 
fashioned ideologies in changing condi- 
tions. A Congressional plan for much- 
needed consolidation and coordination 
among the various lines was rendered 
sterile by the Brotherhood's absolute 
refusal to take a reduction in employment. 

Aside from generally reduced business, 
Mr. Burgess mentioned two other driving 
forces that have brought the railroads to 
their present predicament. They are the 
keen competition offered by developmentof 
road and water transportation, and the 
pressure exerted by heavy shippers and 
political factions for lower rates. 

The present General Counsel for the 
Illinois Bell Telephone Company sug- 
gested that "railroad history since the 
turn of the century has moved along in 
very definite cycles," with something 
happening every tenth year to give char- 
acter to the coming decade. In 1910, 
protest over a freight rate increase gave 
rise to I.C.C. power to control such mat- 
ters, in 1920, the Transportation Act of 
Congress inaugurated economic planning, 
and in 1930, the railroads collapsed due 
to over-expansion, with only twelve out of 
forty-seven concerns operating in the 
black two years ago. 

Mr. Burgess concluded that "the public 
is not now ready to meet the situation 
which will improve the railroad condi- 
tion," and will not be before the turn of 
the decade Little helpful legislation will 
come out of the present Congress because 
they are dodging all the vital questions, 
he lamented, and also expressed the opin- 
ion that people are more than ever op- 
I posed to government ownership. 



Vermont Track 

(Continued from First Page) 
win in Burlington today. Plansky, how- 
ever, is looking for a place from him in 
both the broad and high jumps. On the 
shoulders of Ed Bartlett will fall the 
burden of taking the latter event from 
Catamount Bill Pratt and Arnie Becker, 
both of whom have cleared 5 feet, 10 
inches in practice. Patterson, Victor and 
Schumo will try the distance jump. 
Dunn Drafted from Diamond 

Besides Boyer, the Ephmen have pick- 
ed up a recruit who may turn out to be 
one of the stars of the team before the 
season draws to a close. Danny Dunn, 
speedball artist of Charlie Caldwell's 
nine, heaved the javelin over 160 feet 
in the inter-fraternity meet Wednesday 
afternoon, and was immediately drafted 
by Plansky to aid the mighty Shadow 
Gottschalk in salting that event away 
among the Purple sure things. 

From the records it would seem that 
Rog Moore had taken his outstanding 
opponent of the season into camp last 
Saturday when he beat Bill Wood, but 
Bob Kenny, a sophomore, may prove a 
dark horse in Burlington. Plansky does not 
intend to run Moore in the quarter but 
will let Shadow Gottschalk, Pete Parish, 
and Pete Benson take care of this event 
against Stowell, who doubles in the 440 
and the half. 

In the other features. Had Griffin and 
Bay Kiliani should take good care of 
Livak and Rogers in the mile and two 
mile grinds, while Bill Wilson and Ed 
Wheeler try to top Bill Pratt and John 
Davis in the pole vault. Brad Wood and 
Bill Ahlstrom in the hammer, and Pete 
Annable and George Duncan with shot 
and discus, are Eph entrants against 
Squires, Johnstone, Gleason, and Plumb 
in the weights. 



Purple Lacrossmen 
Face N.H. in Opener 

Swanson, Potter Selected 
Potential All-Americans; 
Nine Veterans to Start 



Official hostilities for the Purple la- 
crossemen will begin this afternoon when 
Captain Dave Swanson leads nine "thugs" 
from last year's first string against a 
strong New Hampshire ten on Cole 
Field. With two practice victories chalked 
in their credit column, the Eph Indians 
will present a strong combination in mid- 
season condition. 

(CoBDaud OB renilk Pag*) 



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Three Yearling Teams to Face Hotchkiss 
Today; Trackmen Will Encounter Deerfield 



Hotchkiss School will face a large pro- 
blem this afternoon on its home grounds 
when it meets Williams '42 on the base- 
ball diamond, the tennis courts, and the 
golf course. The single hojiie encounter 
for yearling athletes will find the track 
team in a Weston field duel with Deerfield 
scheduled to take place at 1:00 p.m. 

Led by the phenomenal lul .Spaulding 
on the mound, the heavy-hlttiiig baseliall 
s<iiiad will be the center of attention today. 
Kred liergfors will hokl down the initial 
sack, while Bob Swain, who laced out 
three doubles against Cheshire Academy, 
(lunnar llagstroni, and "Sparkplug" 
l'"isher will make up the rest of the infield 
w ith Mose Alexander receiving Spauldiiig's 
slants. Wally Seibert, Hugh Warren, and 
Humbic Quintana will patrol the outfield 
with Herb Kittredge, who is expected to 
see action in the left-field berth. 

With strength concentrated in the long 
and short distances, Tony I'lansky's 
cindermen are counting on points in those 
events to take Deerfield into camp when 
the trackmen clash on Weston Field this 
afternoon. IJrucc Sundlun, Dick Whidden, 
and Tom Ward are expected to perform in 
the sprints while Coach Plansky is pinning 
his hopes on long distance men Brew 
Chapman, Bill Van Loon, and Howie 
Conway. The versatile Sundlun will be 



the I'urple high jumper, with Marsh 
Scott and Jim Scullary expected to pile 
U|) points in the broad jump and pole 
vault. 'I'hc beef trust, composed of Jack 
Daly, Al Hearne, and Bill Scarborough 
will toss the weights. 

With Wilson Barnes, runner-up In last 
fall's Kockwood Tournament, in the num- 
ber one slot, an untried net team w ill take 
to the courts against Hotchkiss this 
afternoon. Although little is known of the 
opposition, the schoolboys will be a real 
threat if records of previous >ears are of 
any significance. In the doubles, Barnes 
will pair with third ranking Bob Hendrie, 
while Dave feet, hoUling down the num- 
ber two position, will team up with Ralph 
Dawson, numl)er four, to form the second 
doubles combination. With Jim McKown 
in the fifth position, the lineup will be 
completed by either Jack Larned or l^aye 
Woodin. 

Go\i eliminations on Friday at the Ta- 
conic Golf Club ended with Bill Gray, 
Bete Hussey, Ralph Moore, Bill Raynes- 
ford. Herb Gay, and Phil Hammerslough 
at the top of the list. This sextet will tee 
off against a Hotchkiss team that has the 
extra advantage of playing its home course 
though the average 36-hold 165 score 
which the freshmen tallied in the trials 
indicates a close battle. 



Golf Opener 



(Continued iiom Fint Page) 
tests with Yale, Dartmouth, Holy Cross, 
and Harvard. The combination of .Schriber 
conqueror of Willie Turnesa, National 
amateur champ, and Anderson, which 
scored a best ball of sixty-six in the 
initial match last season, is expected to 
continue the hot pace which brought vic- 
tories over lirowii. Holy Cross and Dart- 
mouth and a near upset of Yale last spring. 



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Purple Set-Back 

(Continued from First Page) 
double figures. The low point was reached 
in the eighth when the Staters got three 
scores in a hitless inning. 

Williams got one each in the sixth and 
ninth. Durrell reached in the sixth, 
Tappin's muff of his right field fly. At 
this point Nelligan shot a single to right 
which scored Durrell, but a potential 
rally was nipped when Nelly pulled a 
Rip Van Winkle on the bases and ran 
afoul of the cut-off play going into second. 
The ninth inning counter came when 
Frankie Bush, who played errorless ball 
at short, beat out an infield hit to chase 
Nelligan across with the fourth and last 
Williams score, 

This afternoon HulT Hadley, Pete 
Seay, and company go after a second 
victory, facing an experienced University 
of Vermont outfit that already has had 
the benefit of eleven games. The Green 
Mountain team took over University of 
Pennsylvania and the Princeton Tigers on 
an extended southern trip, and only recent- 
ly dropped a close one to Wesleyan, 8-6 

The Summary: 

MASS. STATE (15) 









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2 


2 


2 


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15 


10 


27 


10 


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Two-base hit — King. Three base bit, Bcmben 2, 
Ricl. Stolen base — Jackimczyk. Sacrifice hit — 
Allan 2, Tappin, Morcy, Jackimczyk. Doable 
play — Ricl, King, and Bcmben. Base on balls — 
off Riel 2. Struck out — by Fitzgerald 2, Stetson 2, 
Ricl 6. Hits — off FitzKcrald 8 in 5 innings, Stetson 
2 in 3. Wild pitch — Stetson 2. Hit by pitcher — ■ 
Stetson (Riel), Morey (Fitzgerald), Morcy (Stetson) 
Losing pitcher — Fitzgerald, Umpires — Clark and 
Hurley. Time of game 2:05. 



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Eph Netmen Will Meet 
Haverford and Colgate 
In Weekend Encounters 



Friday, April 28 — .Sage Courts, so far 
too sodden even for practice sessions, will 
see their first official tennis match this 
year when the I'urple netmen play their 
initial home match of the season against 
Haverford this afternoon at .S;30 p.m. 
Colgate will su|)ply the second match of 
this weekend's double bill Saturday after- 
noon at 2:30 p.m. 

Against Haverford, which is playing its 
opening engagement today. Coach Chaffee 
will send the same lineup which conquered 
Trinity 8-1 last Saturday afternoon. Cap- 
tain Al Jarvis w ill hold down number one, 
Pete Shonk two, (jay Collester three, Jim 
Stanton four. Hill Collins five, and Warren 
Paine six. 

Captain Semple's I?ed Haiders, who 
have beaten Hamilton 9-0 and lost to 
Army by the same score in their first two 
starts, will probably face the same lineup 
with the three doubles combinations also 
remaining unchanged. .Shonk and Jarvis 
will play the first court, Collester and 
Stanton two, with Collins and Jake Earle 
completing the pairs at three. 



LaFollette Accepts 

(Contiiiaed irom Flrit Page) 

Liberal Club leaders plan tentatively 
to have Mr. LaFollette deliver one of the 
two concluding addresses in the confer- 
once, but his topic has not yet been 
announced. The latest addition to the 
Liberal Club panel was from 1926 to 
1930 lecturer on law in the University of 
Wisconsin law School, but left that posi- 
tion to take over the governorship of the 
state in 1931-33. He was not returned to 
ofBce in 1933, but two years later he was 
once again elected to govern Wisconsin, 
and he stayed in that position until 1939. 



Saflford Farewell 

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morrow night there will be a dance at the 
college with music furnished by the Purple 
Knights. 



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Summer liveninf. Old Finnish FolkSong 

Brothers Sing On Grieg 

Selections from "Pinafore" 

Gilbert and Sullivan 

IV 

WILLIAMS QUARTET 

V 

Steal Away Negro Spiritual 

Winter Song BuUard 

Knale from "The Gondaliers" 

Gilbert and Sullivan 
Our Mother Clarence Brown '09 

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After a bit of higgling, among the specta- 
tors it was finally decided that Ross should 
try to Iclepto Skoaler Gilnian's equally 
large, but somewhat more feathery track 
shoes. 

Now this Brown ain't the kind of guy 
that cuts his own hair or anything like 
that, but it did look at first as though the 
fact that a mile was some .S,280 feet had 
slipped his mind. He looked like a 440 
man as he was gunning past the rest of 
the field on the first back stretch, but he 
gradually remembered, saving himself on 
the last lap, to nose out dottlieb Bennett 
and Professor Cave in that order for third 
to last. If you see anybody ambling down 
the street wheezing like an asthmatic 
bull-dog, take a second glance before you 
whistle. Ross is still trying to get his 
breath. 

The D.U's. paced the pack in almost 

every event which probably accounts for 

the fact they won the meet. I can't think 

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pides on their outfit who was really hot. 
They tell me he was a one man track team 
at Tabor last year, was on the All-Rhode 
Island Prep School team and a lot of 
other stuff like that. As far as your old 
favorite is concerned, the color line is the 
only boundary between him and Jesse 
Owens. lie is a plenty hot article and can 
operate on my track anytime he wants. 
The name is Bruce Sundlun. His running 
mate, baldheaded Dick Whidden also 
added his share of counters to put the 
South Streeters way out in front. Well, 
weep no more my ladies, the hounds of 
spring are on winter's traces, as another 
scribe once said, and real soon now the 
shrubbery loop will open up in earnest to 
bring lots of belly-laughs. 

Adelphic Union 

(Continued from First Page) 
they insisted, is necessary to increase the 
country's purchasing power, essential to 
economic pick-up in both the producer's 
and consumer's industries. 

The Middlebury team, on the other 
hand, maintained that pump priming is 
objectionable because it fails to get at 
the basic conditions of contemporary 
economic disorder, and merely constitutes 
a "stop-gap measure," and "a crutch to 
business." As the best solution of our 
economic ills, the visiting debaters pro- 
posed the reduction of our unnecessarily 
high tarilT. 



'Gul' Elections 



^Continued from Finl Page) 
Thetford, Vt. as art editor. 

As a freshman Loring, an Andover 
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team, and also joined the Outing and 
Yacht Clubs. Last fall he again played 
soccer, while this spring he won a junior 
advisership and is playing his first year of 
lacrosse on the varsity squad. He is a 
member of Kappa Alpha. 

Lewis, who prepared at Deerfield 
Academy, played freshman soccer his 
first year, and joine<l the choir and glee 
club. A member of Theta Delta Chi, he 
also earned a position on the News 
Bureau and worked for the W.C.A. This 
spring he was appointed an alternate 
junior adviser, a sophomore member of the 
Thompson Concert Conmiittee, and has 
been instrumental in organizing the 
Creeping Bent and Kentucky Colonels 
Societies. 

N. H. Lacrosse 

(Continued from Second Page) 
llarv Potter and Dave Swanson are the 
two most publicized members of the team 
in lacrosse circles by virtue of their po- 
tential threat of usurping supposedly 
secure slots on the All-Americau lineup. 
Picked by Lacrosse News, official organ of 
the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Associa- 
tion, to be among the foremost players in 
college ranks, Potter and Swanson are 
Whoops Snively's and Brooklyn Poly- 
technical Institute's claim to fame for 
the present season. 

Besides Potter, who led the scoring 
lists in both practice games. Jack Mac- 
Gruer and Bob Spang are slated to be in 
the mid-field positions at the opening 
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The Williams Record 



VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1939 



No. 12 



Wildcats Down 
Eph Nine, 12-8 
With 5-Run 9th 

Verinonters Overcome 6-0 
Deficit, Shelling 3 Purple 
Pitchers from Mound 



Visitors Get 14 Hits 



Pcsarik Limits Williams 
to Five After Relieving 
Hart in Explosive First 



llufi Ilaclley held a slugging University 
of Vermont l)atting order at bay for eight 
innings on Weston Field, Saturday, but 
all Hell broke loose in the ninth, the 
visitors batting around and then some to 
overcome a one-run deficit and take the 
game, 12-8. 

Frankie Bush and the next eight Purple 
hitters treated the spectators to a six- 
hit, six-run first inning, apparently 
putting the game in the bag. Hut the 
visiting Wildcats treated the Purple to a 
five-run ninth to snatch it right out again. 
Pesarik in for Hart 

Mart, the starting Vermont pitcher 
couldn't survive the explosive first frame 
and left the game under fire with only two 
out. Lefty Pesarik who relieved him, how- 
ever, effectively silenced the Williams bats 
for the remainder of the game, limiting 
the home team to five hits and two runs. 

Hush started olT the big first with a 
single through third and straightway stole 
second. After Seay let a third strike go 
by, Nelligan's grounder was hobbled by 
Crossley, the second sacker, and all hands 
were safe. Bush came home on a passed 
ball for run number one, and then Median 
aiiJ Nfclligan c-ngincered <i nice bit and lun 
play for number two. 

(ContliiuKl on Thlid Figo) 



Netman Prevail, 6-3, 
Over Colgate Squad 

Clean Sweep in 3 Doubles 
Decides Match as Ephs 
Drop Half Their Singles 



This year as last, Coach Chaffee's 
emphasis on sound doubles play promises 
to be the deciding factor in Williams 
tennis matches. Saturday, having split 
even with Colgate in the six singles, the 
Purple pair combinations quickly and 
efficiently closed out the match, 6-3, by 
annexing all three doubles with the loss of 
but one set. 

Captain Al Jarvis swung into his top 
form for the first time this spring in his 
6-2, 6-2 victory over the Red Raider's 
Bowler. Sound in all departments, he 
kept Bowler on the run throughout as 
Williams number one man closed in be- 
hind deep forcing shots to the sidelines 
and smothered defensive lobs unmerci- 
fully. 

Shonk's Backhand Faila 

•Second-ranked Pete Shonk bowed in a 
long, close three set battle, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6, 
to Borkhuis, when his backhand failed 
him in long backcourt rallies, and his 
usually reliable forehand dropped short 
whenever he attempted to storm the net. 

Captain Semple of the visitors proved 
too steady for Gay Collester who, still 
in need of more outdoor play, bowed 
6-2, 6-4. Jim Stanton evened the count for 
Williams by easily taking his number four 
match 6-2, 6-4. His serve gave him the lead 
throughout, while his consistently hard 
shots in crossfire to the sidelines never 
gave Kenny of Colgate opportunity to 
get set for executing passing shots. 
Collina Takaa ISarratt 

Bill Collins at number five fell into 
error by permitting his opponent to set 
the pace and slow him down with chops 
and slow balling, but finally beat Barrett 
at his own game to drag out a long back 
curt match, 6-2, 10-8. Jake Earle, the 
only other sophomore to gain a position, 
took Warren Paine's number six slot, 
Saturday, but was too erratic to sustain 
(Cnllaaad a SMoad Pag*) 



Garfield Club Boosts Pay of Employees; 
Plans Long-Range Series of Wage Raises 



Campus wage scales recei\'ed an upward 
boost in fiarfield Club (|uarters this week 
with the announcement of a series of 
wage increases that will add thirty per 
cent to the present payroll by next fall. 
As the first step in the plan, which Club 
officials hope will do much to hasten 
revisions of the low wage scales now pre- 
\ailing among the Williams social units, 
an immediate increase of ten per cent 
has taken place this week. 

This action, the result of agitation 
among Club members for nearly a year, 
ile\elope(l as certain undergraduates re- 
alized how insufficient twelve or fifteen 
<l<)llars a week is for the maintenance of 
decent living standards. The wage in- 
creases were speeded to no small extent 
by a recent investigation which showed 
that most employees of the Williams 
social units, other than the chefs, receive 
less than fifteen dollars per week. 
Work Six Days a Week 

Aiming to better labor conditions a( 
the (iarfield Club, in keeping with the 
recent improvements in the physical 
e(juipnient, the move is also intended to 
increase the efiiciency of the food system. 
The addition of another employee will 
allow each worker a day ofT each week, 
and will enable the present chef to devote 
more of his time to problems of cost 
accounting and long range purchasing. 

In the fall, the kitchen help will receive 



another ten per cent raise, and will be 
I laced under both the Massiichusetts un- 
employment compensation laws and the 
federal iildage pension system, Thisdecision 
represents a radical shift from the past 
policy of insisting that the Club emplo\ees 
were exenij)t because of the ties between 
the Club and the College, which is not 
sul jcct to lax along with other educational 
institutiojis. 

Club oflicials decided that their em- 
ployees deserved social security protec- 
tion as nuiih as any other type of worker, 
and also felt that to hold out for exemp- 
tion would only sabotage the growing 
system of assistance for unemployment 
and old age. 

$16.50 Base wage 

Irrespe('li\'e of wage rates, which now 
vary from $16. .SO to $55.00 all employees 
in the future will receive a dollar more in 
each pay check for each year of further 
service, up to a maximum of five years. 
From now on, the base wage for every 
new employee will be $16.50. 

Long a topic of discussion among cam- 
pus groups, the idea of "giving the other 
fellow a chance" has been popularly 
received by Club members. Plans are now 
underway for incorporating this system 
of wage raises into the constitution of the 
Club, as it is felt that the increased costs 
will be offset by savings resulting from 
more efficient operation. 



Schriber Leads 
Purple Golfers 
To 8-1 Victory 

Eph Ace Shoots Even Par 
as Team Drops Only One 
Best-Ball Point to M.I.T. 
in Year's First Match 



Opening the season with a brand of golf 
that is usually reserved for mid-summer 
play, six Purple linksmen stroked their 
way to a decisive 8-1 win over IVI.I.T., 
Siiturday afternoon. Paced by Butch 
Schriber's 73, even par for the difficult 
Taconic course, the Ephmen swept all 
six individual matches, and two of three 
best-ball contests. 

Schriber played the wet course as 
though it had been made to his own person- 
al specifications. Opening with a birdie 
four on the long first, the Purple number 
one man finished both nines in regulation 
figures to triumph over the Engineers' 
Dick Wynne. One up at the end of the 
first nine, Schriber put on the pressure to 
take four of the next five holes and the 
match. 

Best Ball Total of 70 

Andy Anderson, Schriber's foursome 
partner at number two, built up a com- 
manding lead on the outgoing route over 
McEvoy, and triumphed seven and six. 
Anderson, who teamed with Schriber 
for a best ball of 70 and a four and three 
decision, was unsteady at the outset, but 
soon found his eye and began to score 
when points were needed. 

Ray Korndorfer and Louis Krauthoff, 
playing three and four, respectively, dis- 
(Continusd on Second Fag*) 



Shoots Par 73 Saturday 




BUTCH SCHRIBER 



Refugee Clothes Drive 
Nets Four Auto - loads 



Four automobiles full of everything 
from overcoats to tux shirts and ankle 
wrappings was the haul garnered by 
hard-working members of the W.C.A. 
Welfare Committee in their drive to 
obtain old clothes for Spanish refu- 
gees. 

The th'i\u, lasting from Vv'eune»d,.y 
to Friday, was more successful than 
had been expected, according to Wil- 
liam W. Collins '41, head of the Wel- 
fare Connnittee. He announced that 
some of the clothes would be used for 
local needs. 



Students Will Take 
Oflf Faculty in Skit 

'Gilyums CoUitch' to Share 
Spotlight with Sprague 
Minstrel Show in Jesup 



Doctors Bachelor, Beachcomber, Shad- 
rack, Shoeblack, and Stocking will be 
impersonated by Williams students to- 
morrow evening in a short skit entitled 
"An Average Day at Gilyums Collitch", 
which will form part of a minstrel show 
to be given at 7:45 p.m. in Jesup Hall by 
the workers of the Sprague Condenser 
Plant in North Adams. Proceeds from the 
performance will be equally divided 
between the W.C.A. fund for old clothes 
for the Spanish refugees and the Sprague 
workers' Christmas Fund for needy em- 
ployes. 

Written by Robert I. Rothschild '40 
and George W. Goldberg '41, Williams' 
chief contribution to the miniature Pins 
and Needles production will be presented 
during the first part of the program, to- 
gether with an act by Donald R. Booz '42, 
and songs and sketches. The Purple 
Knights will provide the music for the 
song and dance numbers, and play during 
the intermission. 

Bannington Skit Contemplated 

An old-time minstrel show, with black- 
face comedy and chorus singing will form 
the second half of the evening's enter- 
tainment. Already performed twice in 
North Adams, the Sprague show was 
written, produced, and acted by workers 
in the plant, who have held several con- 
sultations during the past week with 
James M. Burns, William B. Gates, Jr., 
and Tom K. Smith, Jr. '39, originators 
of the plan for the benefit performance. 

In addition to the burlesque of the 
classroom manner of five professors, an 
act by Bennington girls may be included 
on the bill. During the intermission, a 
group of faculty wives will serve refresh- 
ments in the U.C> and S.A.C. rooms. 



Varied Liberalist Views 
Will Highlight Conference 



Radio Council Ponders 
War and World's Fair 



In a discussion ranging from the 
architecture of the .New N'ork World's 
lair to whether our foreign policy 
should aim at averting war, seven 
Williams students gave the public 
another sample "hull session" Sun- 
day murning. Hroadcast over station 
W'BRK, I'ittsfield, the program was 
presented under the auspices of the 
Student Radio Council. 

William II. Curtiss, Jr. '40 said 
that it was an encouraging sign that 
the enterprise of this country was 
turned to expositions while Europe's 
was turned toarmaments,andScudder 
M. Parker '41 and Joseph W.Coch- 
ran, III '42 argued the advisability 
of using the United States' economic 
power against aggressors. Included 
aniongthe "bull" artists were Murray 
•S. Stedman '39, Robert R. Cave, 
John Ij. Gunter, and Richard M. 
Stover '40. 



Discussion of Type and 

IVIelhod of Liberalism 

"to Be Primary Object 



10 Speakers Listed 

Laski, LaFollette, Ezekial, 
and Others Will Debate 
Concepts This Weekend 



Purple Runners 
Easily Swamp 
Vermont, 91-44 

Cindermen, Paced byCapt. 
IMoore and Gottschalk, 
Take All Firsts Except 
in Discus and PoleVault 



By Eugene E. Beyer, Jr. '41 

Sweeninir all but two first places, the 
Williams track team decisively chalked 
up their second victory of the season on 
Saturday, overwhelming the University of 
\ermont, 91-44. Except for failure to 
place in the discus throw, and to capture 
pole vault honors, the Purine aggregation 
had little difficulty in jiroving their 
supremacy. 

liob Schumo |)ulled a minor upset in 
the otherwise unspectacular afternoon by 
leading Bill N'ietor to the tape in a 10 
second, 100-yd. dash, marking the first 
defeat the sophomore star has ever suffered 
in dual meet competition. \ ietor came 
back in the 220,' however, covering that 
distance in the commendable time of 
22.1 seconds, especially noteworthy in 
view of the pour condition of th track. 

True to his usual form. Captain Roger 
Moore romped through both the high and 
low hurdles in the mid-season times of 
l.S.S and 24.7 seconds respectively. The 
only other double winner of the afternoon 
proved to be Shadow Gottschalk, who 
hurled the javelin 170 feet, and did 51.5 
seconds in the 440-yd. dash, pacing Par- 
ish, Benson and Moore for a clean Purple 
sweep in that event. 

Although the Eph distance men had 
things pretty much their own way, their 
times were relatively unimpressive. Had 
Griffin and Ted Wills breasted the tape 
together in the mile run in 4:49.1 minutes, 
while Tom Lena and Hay Killiani also 
(Confaautd on Thlid Paga) 



Honors Work to Be 
Round Table Theme 



"Is honors work worthwhile?" will be 
the topic for discussion at the Williams 
Round Table to be held at 4:00 p.m. this 
afternoon in Griffin Hall. Participating 
in the program will be James M. Burns, 
Curtis G. Callan, John Marshall, John E. 
Sawyer, David H. Simonds and other 
seniors. 

The avowed purpose in choosing this as 
the topic for the round table is to give 
juniors and sophomores who are just 
starting honors work some idea of the 
problems and difficulties that they face. 
With this in mind the discussion will not 
deal so much with the institution of 
honors work as with its problems and its 
endi. Those participating will not give 
their ideas of its value, but of the steps 
they would take if they were to begin 
honors work again. 



By ScuDDER M. Parker '41 
Social science authorities from all parts 
of the nation will arrive as guests of the 
Liberal Club on the Williams campus 
Friday and Saturday in the hope of defin- 
ing the present and future course of 
liberalism in the world. Brilliant and noted 
men from all walks of life will come to- 
gether in "a meeting of minds" to discuss 
the various phases of the future democracy 
in Round Tables and formal speeches. 

"Think as men of action; act as men of 
thought," is the theme of this conference, 
and, completely in accord with this slogan, 
the primary object will be to answer the 
two lead questions, "What sort of Liberal- 
ism do we want?", and "How can we 
achieve and how may we best preserve 
this type of Liberalism?" 

Starts Friday at 3 :00 p.m. 
Viewpoints from such diverse sources as 
Harold Laski, generally recognized as the 
world's most brilliant political scientist, 
and Philip F. LaFollette, three-term 
Wisconsin governor and ardent third party 
progressive, will be exchanged among the 
ten participants. The series of Round 
Tables and formal speaking sessions start- 
ing at 3:00 p.m., Friday afternoon, in 
Jesup Auditorium, will offer the under- 

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Eph Stick men Check 
New Hampshire, 8-6 

Potter, Swanson, Warden 
Net 2 Goals Each; Keller 
and Rudin Star in Cage 



Topping a New Hampshire ten for the 
first time in the history of their rivalry, 
the Williams lacrosse team opened their 
ofiicial season Saturday, with an 8-6 
victory. .Still showing some raggedness in 
fundamcEitals, the Purple stickmcn's ag- 
gressive scoring drive and the work of Russ 
Keller and Johnny Rudin in the cage were 
enough to overpower the visitors. 

Harv Potter retained his scoring lead 
by tallying twice, sharing honors with 
Capt. Dave Swanson and "Greasy Jake" 
Warden. The Eph defense unit of Heavy 
Abberley, Spence Silvertborne, and Bob 
Herguth cramped the New Hampshire 
attack by successfully stopping their 
main system of pass and cut while Russ 
Keller made several stops worthy of a pro. 
Warden Paces Comeback 

Opening the scoring early in the first 
period, Harv Potter began the Williams 
victory drive which gave them a margin 
of two points at the {juarter. In the second 
canto the New Hampshire aggregation 
began a two-period scoring spree which 
resulted in a 5-4 advantage at the open- 
ing of the final stanza. 

The Purple comeback got its impetus 
from two quick scores by Warden and 
continued until the final two point lead 
was gained. Ozzic Tower and Harv Potter 
were responsible for the winning goals 
in this frame. Using eighteen men to the 
visitors' twelve. Coach Snively's tactics 
of running the opponents into the ground 
proved successful, although all but one of 
the counters were netted by his starting 
combination. 

Russ Keller's smart goal tending held 
the New Hampshire scoring down to 
three tallies, until the third period when 
their bid for victory was good fortwoquick 
scores. Rudin relieved him and weathered 
the remainder of the invader's drive with 
but one shot slipping through him. Offi- 
cials handed out penalties freely during 
the entire game with a majority going to 
New Hampshire players who at one point 
had three men serving time in the box. 



THE Williams record, Tuesday, may 2, 1939 



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May 2, MM 



No. 12 



SETTING SOME SIGNPOSTS 

Good news comes from the (larfieltl ("lub tlii.s week. Its members, 
determined to show that iindergrathiates need not fondle one way of 
Hfe in the classroom and follow .something totally different in daily 
practice, have instituted a far-reaching .sy.stem of pay increa.ses and 
employee insurance. A minimuni wage rate of $16.50 per week has been 
established for all kitchen help. Every employee has received a ten per cent 
wage iiicrea.se, effective immediately; a .second similar raise will be aihled 
next fall. In addition, eacii worker will be granted a day ott' each week, 
and all employees are to be included under both the Ma.ssachusetts un- 
employment compensation laws and the federal old age pension system. 
All told, tiiis means a fairly immediate increa.se of thirty i)er cent in the 
payments to the kitchen staff. On top of this rests a plan for later step nps 
in wages according to the length of service. Labor relations have certainly 
entered upon a new phase at the Garfield Club. 

This action represents a major social advance for the Williams canij)- 
us. It reflects the recognition that prevailing wage scales of twelve to 
fifteen dollars a week are utterly inadequate. Indeed, .such returns are 
but a miserable pittance for anyone raising a family today. The decision 
to commence social security payments, though the Club could prohaljly 
remain legally exempt, also shows that education can, at times, breed 
something other than a highly refined knack for tax evasion. 

The significance of these steps, however, penetrates far deeper than 
the relations between the Garfield Club and its employees. The entire 
campus now has a challenge to meet. We shall eagerly await to see how 
others rise to the test. For surely at Williams if anywhere, one ought to 
find better than average labor conditions, rather than wage levels well 
below the minimum now set in f.^deral law. On our own campus, if 
anywhere, we should meet with that social outlook which grants more than 
a meagre and grudging return for work well done. And if we, with all the 
advanced thought that college training offers, cannot manage our own 
affairs on a more enlightened level, we need not suppose that other 
sections of the country will be more foresighted. 

Education, as well as the Williams campus, also has a deep interest 
in this challenge. How successfully can intellectual training inculcate ii 
sympathy for the problems of the day: poverty, insecurity, and social dis- 
illusionment ? How well can education develop in the leaders of tomorro w 
the ability to deal effectively with these problems? We need not wait 
until after graduation for the answers. They will soon be evident in our 
own community. The signposts for action liave already lieen set. Be- 
fore long we will know whether education is something that comes packed 
III si'alod .viiuiiners, which we open cautioujly in the classroom but clamp 
L r: ' •■ . as soon as we move into the world of events — or whether 



FACULTY 
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education does mean something definite and constructive, and forward 

looking for life as a whole. 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY, MAY 1 
12:00 111. — Dr. George M. Harper, pro- 
fessor of Greek and Latin, will con- 
duct the daily chapel services today 
througli Wednesday. Thompson 
Memorial Chapel. 

TUESDAY, MAY 2 
4:00 p.m. — Round Table: "Is Honors 

Work Worthwhile?" Griffin Hall. 
4:00 p.m. — Varsity golf. Williams vs. 

Mlddlebury. Taconic Golf Club. 
4:30 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams 

vs. Springfield College. Weston Field. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 
3:30 p.m. — Freshman lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Deerficld Academy. Deerfield. 
4:30 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams 

vs. Trinity College. Weston Field. 
4:30 p.m. — Varsity tennis. Williams vs. 
Union College. Schenectady, N. Y. 
7:45 p.m. — Minstrel Show. Jesup Hall. 

THURSDAY, MAY 4 
12:00 m.— Frank G. Gillett '39 will con- 
duct daily chapel services today and 
tomorrow. 

FRIDAY, MAY 5 
2:00 p.m. — Varsity golf. Williams vs. 

Yale. Worcester. 
3:00 p.m. — Liberal Club Conference 

round tabic on "National Income and 

Its Control." Jesup Hall. 
3:00 p.m. — Varsity tennis. Williams vs. 

Yale. New Haven. 

(Pending) — Varsity lacrosse. Williams 

vs. M.I.T. Cambridge. 



Notices 



Infirmary Patients DePeyster'39, Ros- 
sell '40, Tweedy, 
and Warren '42 were confined to the 
Thompson Infirmary when Tme Record 
went to press Sunday night. 



High Top Tickets for "High Tor," May 
11 and 12 may be obtained 
from house representatives, or by calling 
Williamstown 750 from 4:00-6:00 and 
8:00-10:00 p.m. 

Faculty and students are advised to 
order tickets immediately to insure the 
most careful handling of orders. 



Glee Club Ends Season 
With Saturday Recital 

The Williams Glee Club ended its 
1938-39 season this weekend with a 
testimonial concert to Tommy Safford 
Friday evening in Chapin Hall, and a 
joint recital with Sarah Lawrence 
College at Bronxville, N. Y. Saturay 
night. The year which the club has 
just completed included concerts at 
the Greenwich Country Club, the 
Merion Cricket Club, Briarcliff 
Manor, and Pine Manor. 

The results of the tryouts to select 
a leader for next year to rephce 
Robert M. Surdam '39 will be an- 
nounced early this week. The com- 
petition, during which each aspirant 
for the position has led the club three 
limes, has lasted for about a month. 



Golfers Win 



(Continued iiom First Page) 
posed of Wuhrmann and JefTereds with 
ease, si.\ and five and seven and five. 
They combined to cop the best ball four 
and three. 

In the final foursome, Captain Jiggs 
Gillett, who moved himself down from 
number four to five in order to play with 
Frank Caulk in the best ball, won a close 
match from Klock of the visitors, two and 
one. Caulk won from Wethered by the 
same count to complete a sweep of the 
individual matches. M.I.T. won its lone 
point of the day by annexing the best ball 
from Gillett and Caulk, one up. Today 
the Purple sextet will encounter Middle- 
bury at 2:00 p.m. on the Taconic links. 



Colgate Tennis 

(ConUnaad iiom . Flnt Page) 

hit customary forcing play and lost 6-4, 
7-S. 

In the tandem matches, Williams' 
superior volleying and position play won 
them the vital net position throughout, 
Jarvis andShonk won 6-1,6-3, Stanton and 
Collester, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, and Jake Earle 
and Bill Collins completed the rout at 
6-2,6-1. 



liy I.n'HKR S. Mansfiku) 
Caution thrown aside, a few days ago 
I all too casually remarked that I and 
several other faculty members, also with 
experience in other institutions, consid- 
ered Williams men harder to teach than 
most American undergraduates. Some 
news-sleuth reported my profundity tii 
Thk Record editor. .So here I am called 
up on the carpet or ihe soap-box — I'm 
not sure which. 

The Williams undergraduate is hard to 
teach (I am not certain how much harder 
than others) because he always wants to 
know why he should stud>' this, why this 
is worth his time. If these thundering 
whys indicate intellectual curiosity, they 
are a challenge to the instructor, and he 
will give the student his Ijest, rejoicing 
that his best has been called forth. 
Emotional or Intellectual? 
Too often, however, it is not an intel- 
lectual answer that the student wants 
but an emotional one. Frankly, he wants 
to be entertained or materially rewarded; 
his word is "interested," but he fre(|uently 
confuses emotional with intellectual in- 
terest. His zeal for extracurricular activ- 
ities even is conditioned Ijy the pecuniary 
reward in view. 

For man>' college prizes of which the 
monetary value has been reduced in 
recent years, there are now few conipeti- 
tor.s — though the educational value of 
competing remains the same. Where the 
practical or other value of a course is 
initially obscure, the undergraduate some- 
times shows a stubborn resistance, refuses 
to take anything on faitli, is unwilling to 
wait until the unit of work is linished to see 
its value. 

Unlimited Cuts Don't Help 
To reach the typical Williams man, the 
instructor must often resort to some kind 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Liberal Conference 

(Continued from First Page) 
graduate body a unique opportunity for 
inter-exchange and discussion of ideas 
with government leaders, authors, and 
scholars on the critical problems of our 
times. 

Leaders of the Liberal Club have 
organized this conference because they feel 
that the questions which will be presented 
are of paramount importance in today's 
world. They recognize that a common 
understanding of what liberalism entails 
is vitally necessary for its preservation. 

From Williams' own faculty President 
James P. Baxter III, Robert R. R. Brooks, 
John P. Comer, and Max Lerner will serve 
as chairmen of the Round Tables which 
start off Friday afternoon and wind up on 
Saturday morning and afternoon, Fri- 
day evening Morris Ernst '09, and Harold 
Laski will present formal speeches, and on 
Saturday evening the conference will hear 
concluding addresses by LaFollette, Edwin 
S. Smith of the National Labor Relations 
Board, and E. L. Oliver of Labor's Non- 
partisan League. 

Other outsiders who are to play prom- 
inent parts in the four Round Tables in- 
clude Herbert Agar, associate editor of the 
Louisville Courier-Journal, IVIordecai 
Ezekial, economic adviser to the secretary 
of Agriculture, Metcalfe Walling, di- 
rector of the Walsh-Healy Act, James W. 
Angell,- noted author and lecturer, and 
Thacher Winslow, Assistant administrator 
of the National Youth Administration. 
Archibald MacLeish, American poet and 
author, has tentatively committed him- 
self to participate in the Conference, but 
will not confirm his decision till the middle 
of this week. 

The conference, for which many stu- 
dents and faculty from other colleges and 
many local politicos are expected, will open 
with a Round Table in Jesup Hall at 3:00, 
Friday afternoon, on "National Income 
and Its Control." Chairmanned by Max 
Lerner, the gathering will hear Mordecai 
Ezekial deliver the opening speech of the 
session. Discussion, run on the informal 
rather than the panel method, will include 
opinions on government planning and 
control of money, and credit regulation 
and business. Plans for rectifying the 
present evils in the system of capitalistic 
distribution will also be under considera- 
tion. 

The public is invited to all lectures, and 
there will be no charge for attending either 
them or the tea, Friday afternoon at 5:00 
in the Garfield Club given to provide an 
opportunity tor students and visitors to 
meet the speakers. In addition, Co-Chair- 
men Alexander R. Holliday and John O. 
Tomb '40 have announced that part of the 
proceedings will be broadcast over WBRK, 
The Voice of the Berkshires", and pos- 
sibly over a nationwide hook-up. 



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Yearling Baseball, Track Teams Triumph; 
Golfers and Netman Nipped by Hotchkiss 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1939 



Highlighted by a smashing 18-7 base- 
ball victory over Hotchkiss, and a walka- 
way defeat of Deerfieid's track team, 
freshman athletes split a four contest bill 
on Saturday, as the 1942 tennis and golf 
teams were edged out by revengeful 
Hotchkiss. Kveii the event of a warm-up 
session enroute, occasioned by the break- 
down of the transport bus conveniently 
near a golf course, failed to aid the two 
losers in downing the prep school rivals. 

A hectic final inning, with both teams 
scoring freely, closed the yearling's 
second baseball encounter, leaving a 
total of two wins and twenty-nine runs. 
()|)ening pitcher lul .S])aulding allowed 
only one run in the three innings he played, 
while lid Callahan, relieving Spaulding, 
yielded six runs, five of which were in the 
last frame. 



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Following an eleven-hit, eleven-run 
first inning, Coach Fielding .Simmons 
used all of his candidates, with "Fireplug" 
Fisher, live wire third baseman, and Bob 
.Swain at short, each touching opposing 
pitcher Lord for four hits out of four trips 
to the rubber. Fisher, with his character- 
istic chatter, played an aggressive game, 
and fielded impressively. Substitute cat- 
chers MacDonald and Haley handled 
themselves well behind the plate. 

Scoring ninety-seven poiiits to Deer- 
field's twenty, and taking every first place, 
Tony Plansky's freshman track hopefuls 
(horoiigbly pro\ed themselves on Weston 
Field liist Saturday. Led by Hruce Sund- 
lun, who grabbeil three firsts and a second, 
the team took the (Ireen and White 
runners into camp in every event, yielding 
only one second place. 

Three Wins for Sundlun 

Other standout members of the squad 
who bolstered Sundlun's victories in the 
440, broad, and high jumjis, were Al 
llearne, taking a first in both the discus 
and shot events, Uick Whidden, who won 
both the 100 and 220-yard dashes, and 
Jim Scullary, victorious in the pole vault, 
and third in the discus throw. 

Ilotchkiss's golfers scored in four of the 
si.\ in<lividual matches to defeat the fresh- 
man linksmen 6-3 in their first meet. Pete 
Hussey, in the number two position, and 
Herb Ciay were the only individual Wil- 
liams winners, while Hussey and Bill Gray 
together garnered a point for the I'urple in 
the best-ball |)lay. 

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Wildcat Victory 

(ConUnued tiom Firil Page) 
Just to prove that lightning can strike 
twice, coach Caldwell put the hit and run 
on again and Durrell came through with a 
single through second sending Meehan to 
third. Dave Fitzgerald then singled to 
push Shufflin' Shaun across and Berry 
Hazard's looping Texas league single oft 
the weakening Hart loaded the sacks. 
Hadley drew a pass to force in another 
run, and after Kirk drilled one to Hart 
forcing hit/gerald at home, Frankie Bush 
polishe<l things off with his second hit of 
the inning scoring Hazard and Hadley. 
Besarik called in to face .Seay and ex- 
tinguish the Purple blaze, forced the 
Williams captain to pop up to second for 
the long postponed third out. 
Vermont Nibbling 
For the next eight innings X'ermont, led 
by Beauchemin who got two singles and a 
triple in four trips, pecked away at the 
Williams lead. One each in the second 
and fourth, four in the sixth, and another 
in the eighth set the stage for the ninth 
inning climax, which Williams had post- 
poned temporarily by scoring two in the 
sixth. 

Hadle\- had difificult>' weathering the 
seventh and eighth, getting the final out 
in both cases with the bases full, and 
started out the ninth by passing Broutsas. 
.Sensing the blow-ofi', Caldwell removed 
Hadley for Tom Fitzgerald. Broutsas, 
howe\-er, stole second and went all the 
way home on Lawrence's single to tie the 
score at eight-all. 

The latter made second on Boucher's 
tricky sacrifice bunt, reached third on 
single to left, and came home with the 
winning run when Beauchemin greeted 
Stetson, who came in for Fitzgerald, with 
a ringing single to right. Another hit was 
good for two more runs before Broutsas 
was finally called out on strikes. 



Springfield plays here at 4:30 this 
afternoon, Dave Fitzgerald facing 
Schmidt, a sensational sophomore pitcher 
with three victories already to his credit. 
Huff Hadley will start again tomorrow 
against Trinity on Weston Field at the 
same time and the two will divide Satur- 
day's Princeton contest here to conclude a 
busy week. 

The Summary: 

UNIVERSITY OF VERMOXT (12) 

ab r h tb po a e 
Crossley. 2 6 1 I I 4 1 

Ilcaly, ss 5 1112 

Bcaucliemin, 1 4 3 3 .S 7 1 

Berry, 3 .S 1 2 3 1 1 

MacDonald. cf 4 11110 1 

Broutsas. If 3 2 10 1 

Lawrence, rf 5 2 2 2 10 

Boucher, c 4 1 2 2 10 1 

Hart, p 10 

Pcsarik, p 4023050 



Totals 40 12 14 18 27 9 3 
WILLIAMS (8) 

ab r h tb po a e 

Bush, S3 5233030 

Seay. 3 4000422 

Nelligan. If 3 10 10 

Meehan, c 5122600 

Durrell. 2 4 11112 1 

D. Fitzgerald, cf 4 3 4 3 

Hazard, 1 5 1119 2 

Hadley, p 3 I I 3 3 3 

T. Fitzserald, p 0000000 

Stetson, p 000000 

Kirk, rf 3 10 110 

tFox 10 



Totals 



8 11 14 27 14 3 



tBatted for Kirk in 9th. 

Univ. of Vermont 10 10 4 1 .■)— 12 

Williams 60000200 0—8 

Runs batted in — Meelian 2, Fitzgerald. Hadley. 
Bush 2. Boucher 3. Berry 5, I'esarik, Seay. 
Lawrence, Beauchemin 2. 

Two-liasc hit — Pesarik, Berry, D. Fitzgerald. 
Three-base hit — Beaucliemin. Hadley. Stolen 
base — Bush, Nelligan, Broutsas. Sacrifice hit — 
Broutsas, Seay. Boucher. Double Ijlay — Boucher to 
Berry, Beauchemin to Crossley. Left on base — 
Williams 9, U. of Vermont 12. Base on balls — off 
Hadley 7, T. Fitzgerald 1. Hart 1, Pesarik 5. 
Struck out — by Hadley 5. Stetson 1. Hart 1, 
Pesarik 5. Hits — off Hadley 10 in 8 (none out in 
9th), T. Mtzgerald 2 in 2-3, Stetson 2 in 1-3, Hart 
6 in 2-3, Pesarik 5 in 8 1-3. Wild pitch — Hadley. 
Passed ball — Boucher, Meehan 2. Hit by pitcher — 
by Hadley (Beauchemin), Stetson (Pesarik). 
\Vinning pitcher — Pesarik. Losing pitcher — T. 
Fitzgerald. Umpires — Bur ns and Whalen. Time of 
game — 2:10. 



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Trackmen Triumph 

rContinuad from Tlrit Page) 

shared honors in the two-mile aflfair, 
crossing the finish line in a dead heat. 
The time for the half was very slow, with 
Johnny Ciilman winning in 2:22.0 minutes, 
beating out Stoell of Vermont. 

In the field events, Ted Bartlett cleared 
the bar at 5 feet 10J4 inches to capture the 
high jump and add another five points to 
the Williams total. Jim I'atterson's leap of 
20 feet 83^ inches proved to be the best 
of the afternoon, as liud Boyer was forced 
to withdraw from competition due to an 



injured ankle With both Kiiigand W heeler 
out of the p< le vault, the (ataniounts had 
one of their brief innings, taking first and 
a tie fcr secoinl 

The weight di\ision, vulnerable point 
in the Plaiisky machine, fareil lietter than 
expected, with Pete Annable and (ieorge 
Duncan fiinshing first and third in the 
shot put, the vsirniing heave being 38.6 
feet. Brad Wood hurled the hammer 146.9 
feet to to|) the field, but Johnny Ahlstrom 
surprisingly faileil to place. Highlight of 
the home outfit's inauspicious performance 
was annexing all three places in the discus 
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the intellectual material at hand. Allowing 
unlimited cuts to juniors and seniors has 
intensified this need. Sensational debunk- 
ing, melodramatic gloom, militant emo- 
tion, allusions to si-x, and polysyllabic 
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are not education. 

One primary aim of education is to make 
man less gullible, less susceptible to prop- 
aganda, less easily victimized by his own 
and other people's emotions, less likely 
to be taken in by faulty reasoning. In a 
world where old standards and ways of 
thinking are being questioned, and the 
adherents of the old and the new are 
resorting to propaganda to gain disciples, 
only the man trained to think critically 
can keep his head. There may be some 
doubt of the critical thinking of the men 
who required propaganda tactics to "sell" 
him the intellectual aspects of college 
training. My question is: Will the Wil- 
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traces have yet been found of Leonard 
F. O'Brien, '24, who disappeared from 
his Boston apartment on March 30. 
O'Brien's brother, assistant post 
master in VVilliamstown, re-issued his 
appeal to all Williams graduates who 
were acquainted with the missing man 
to aid in the search for him, now in its 
fourth week. 

O'Brien, who was a prominent un- 
dergraduate while at Williams, is 
believed to have been the victim of 
amnesia, contracted in an automobile 
accident in which he was in\'ol\'ecl a 
few weeks before his disappearance. 



Round Table Topic 

(Continuad from Firtt Pag*) 
It is hoped that members of the faculty 
will come and take issue with the under- 
graduate opinions in order to make the 
discussion one that will be interesting not 
only to candidates for honors work, but to 
the student body in general. Among the 
departments represented by the seniors 
who are taking part are History, Political 
Science, Economics, French, and English. 



1942 Athletes 



(ContiDued ilom Third Paga) 
Playing for the first time this year on 
clay courts, the freshmen netsters ended 
on the short end of a 5-4 count. Will 
Barnes at number one, along with Jack 
Larned and Raye Woodin, playing five 
and six, took singles matches. Barnes and 
Hendrie at first doubles were again re- 
sponsible for Williams points. Woodin, 
playing with Dave Peet at number two 
doubles won the only other match for 
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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1939 



No. 13 



Meehan Leads 
Purple to 11-5 
Trinity Victory 

Knocks Single,Then Triple 
to Drive Across 5 Runs; 
Dunn Hurls Effectively 



Springfield Wins, 8-5 

Trips Williams in Second 
of Mid- Week Contests; 
Princeton Is Here Today 



By Robert V. Jordan '41 

Finding Trinity pitcher Kelly (or eleven 
hits and eleven runs, par for any course, 
and coincidentally finding themselves after 
three straight losses, Williams erratic ball 
team snapped out of its early season leth- 
argy Wednesday to wallop the Hartford 
nine, 11-4, on Weston Field. Paced by 
Shaun Meehan's triple and single, which 
drove across five runs, the Purple re- 
covered from Tuesday's 11-5 defeat by a 
mediocre Springfield club to break even 
in two mid-week contests. 

Princeton, with only three wins in 
eleven starts, meets the Purple on Weston 
Field today at 3:00 p.m. Huff Hadley has 
drawn the starting assignment and will 
face either Lefty Farber or Fred Rowe, 
both of whom have enjoyed indifferent 
success this year. With a strong victory 
under its belts, Pete Scay's nine promises 
to give the visiting Tigers all they can 
handle. 

Dunn Rises to the Occasion 

Huff Hadley and Dave Fitzgerald were 
nicked freely in the Springfield game, and 
with his pitching staff thus depleted 
Charlie Caldwell was forced to dig deep 
fvr 2 pitcher to stnrt against Trinity. 
He came up with the usually wild Danny 
Dunn who surprised all, effectively 
checked the Trinity batters, and walked 
but one man. 

Meanwhile his mates started out on the 
right foot and, thanks to Meehan's five 
runs driven across, were never in danger. 
Three runs in the first and three more in 
the second told the story. Frankie Bush 
opened the first with a walk, and advanced 
to third on Captain Pete Seay's line single 
to right. Bush scored as Meehan lined 
one to short and, when Kazarian's throw 
home was muffed by catcher Rihl, Seay 
also came across, Meehan ending up on 
second. Fitzgerald's single chased over the 
third run. 

Three singles, two errors of com ml .^ion, 
(ConUnud on Thlid Fag*) 



]So Practice, No Race; 
Crew Cancels Season 



Because pressing scholastic require- 
ments do not permit varsity oarsmen 
sufficient opixjrtunity to practice, and 
handicapped by the loss of the Cap- 
tain Joe dePeyster through illness 
and the unusually late ice break-up 
on Lake Pontoosac, the Williams crew 
has decided to cancel its two races of 
the season scheduled with Boston 
University and Dartmouth. The race 
with Boston was to be held today on 
the Charles River, while the Dart- 
mouth meet was planned for House- 
party Weekend at Pittsfield. 

Rather than be represented by inex- 
perienced oarsmen, the crew agreed 
to withdraw from all varsity compe- 
tition this year. Rowing practice will 
still be conducted, however^ for all 
those who are interested. 



Runners Stake 
Title on Meet 
With Cardinals 



'Iron-Man'HeermansLeads 
Wesmen Who Boast Win 
Over Jeff Team; Moore 
to Run Quarter, Hurdles 



Golfers on Top, 
8-1, in Warm-up 
For EIGA Meet 

Anderson Blasts Sub-Par 
70 against Middlebury; 
Purple Will Meet Yale, 
Holy Cross on Weekend 



By John W. T. Webb '41 

Tony Plansky is ready to run every- 
thing he can lay his hands on except his 
favorite armchair this afternoon at 1 :00 
when he sends his defending Little Three 
championship trackmen against a Wes- 
leyan team that bested Amherst last 
Saturday. The odds, however, are slightly 
in favor of the Cardinal invaders in this 
nitct Vihich will most probably be decide! 
on seconds and thirds unless all pre-meet 
records are badly upset. 

The key man on the field today will be 
the "iron-man" captain of the Wesmen, 
Harry Heermans, on whose sturdy legs 
rests much of the fate of his team-mates. 
If the Cardinal ace can repeat his feats 
at Amherst, where he won a fast half, 
came back to take an equally speedy mile, 
and then capped off his day's work with 
a third in the two mile run, things will 
shade to a dark blue for the Ephmen. 

Plansky, however, is banking on Johnny 
Gilman to push Heermans hard in the 
880 so that he will get most of the ideas 
for another triple out of his system. Gilman 
has already proven that he can run a fast 
half, and the question is whether the 
Wesleyan captain will be able to cope with 
him after the mile that precedes it, in 
which he will have to tangle with 'Vv<\ 
Wills and dependable Ha 1 Griffin. 
Moore After Triple Win 

Both captains, moreover, will be trying 
for triple wins, since the Eph leader, 
Rog Moore, strides through a quarter 
between his races over the barriers. The 
fastest 440 man on the squad, Moore will 
(Continusd on Fourth Page) 



Friday, May 5 — Williams will assume 
the role of a hopeful David this afternoon 
when it meets Yale, the Goliath of eastern 
college golf teams, at Worcester in the 
first round of the Eastern Intercollegiate 
Golfing Association championships. 

Fresh from Tuesday's 8-1 victory over 
Middlebury, when Andy Anderson carved 
out a brilliant round of 70, three under par, 
the Purple golfers will tangle with Holy 
Cross tomorrow afternoon, also at Wor- 
cester, in the second of five EIGA matches 
scheduled for this spring. 

Coach Baxter's low-scoring sextet will 
meet their first real competition of the 
season this weekend, for they breezed 
through the M.I.T. and Middlebury mat- 
ches with the loss of only two points. The 
Ephmen will attempt to rub out the 6-1 
defeat which the Bulldogs inflicted on 
them last year, and repeat their 7-2 
conquest of the Holy Grossmen, the his- 
toric match in which Butch Schriber 
downed Willie Turnesa, five and four. 

In its first match of the year, Yale 
defeated Princeton 5-4 last weekend, 
(CcaHaaad os loaith Peg*) 



Eph Netmen Suhdue 
Union by 7-2 Score 

Hour tests forced a drastic last minute 
revision of the varsity tennis lineup, but 
even with Captain Jarvis and third- 
ranked Clay Collester missing, Coach 
Chaffee found sufficient power in reserve 
material to run off a 7-2 victory against 
Union Wednesday afternoon. With Jarvis 
and Collester back in the lineup for Fri- 
day's and Saturday's matches against 
N'ale and Brown, the squad hopes to 
extend its season's record of three clean 
sweeps in the doubles matches. 

Jim Stanton, who was elevated to the 
number one berth on the basis of his two 
opening victories, ran into superior con- 
trol playing Dwore and bowed 8-6, 6-4, 
The Garnet player upset Stanton's 
speedier game with change of pace and the 
Purple man was unable to adjust his tim- 
ing to a judicious mixture of pace and 
spins. 

Pete Shonk, lone Williams player to 
keep his position at number two, was too 
steady for Jackman of the home team, 
whom he vanquished 6-3, 6-4 on the 
strength of his deceptive slices and chops 
(CeaHsMd am rouft ttgm) 



Liberal Conference Leaders Will 
Submit Plans for Constructing 
A More Workable Social Order 



Program for the Liberal Club Conference 



FRIDAY, MAY 5 
3KX)p.in. — Round Table on "Nation.il 
Income and Its Control", Jesup 
Auditorium. Chairman — Max Lerner. 

Speakers 
Ezekiel — "Strict Government Ccn- 

trol." 
Ernst — "The Curse of Bigness." 
Agar — "How May We Rectify the 
Present Evils in the System of 
Distribution?" 
5KX) p.m. — Tea in the Garfield Club 

Lounge open to the public. 
8KX) p.tr\. — Formal speeches in Jesup 
Auditorium by Laski, Ernst, and 
Edwin Smith on "What Sort of 
Liberalism Do We Want?" 
SATURDAY, MAY 6 
lOKX) a.m. — Round Table on "Labor in 
the Liberal Society." Jesup Auditor- 
ium. 
Chairman — Robert R. R. Brooks. 

Speakers 
Oliver — "The Place of Unions." 
Winslow — "Youth and Labor." 
Walling — "Wages and Hours." 
Smith — "How Will We Finance Our 
Labor Program?" 
12:30 p.m.— President Baxter's buffet 
luncheon for visiting speakers, Wil- 
liams faculty, and student leaders 



of theConference in the Faculty House. 

1 :30 p.m. — Round Table in Jesup 
Auditorium on "Foreign Policy in 
the Liberal Society." 
Chairman — James P. Baxter, 3rd. 

Speakers 
Winslow — "Youth Under Fascism." 
LaFollette — "Isolation vs. Collective 

Security." 
Agar — "Isolation vs. Collective Secur- 
ity." 

4:00 p.m. — Round Table in Jesup 
Auditorium on "Majority Rule and 
its Instruments." 
Chairman — John P. Comer. 

Speakers 
Agar — "Problem of the Press, Radio, 

and Movies." 
Laski — "Majorities and Minorities." 
Ezekiel — "How Should Governmental 
Structure Be Changed?" 

6:30 p.m. — Banquet for Liberal Club 
members, visiting speakers, and facul- 
ty at iheGarfield Club. Max Lerner will 
summarize accomplishments of the 
Conference. 

8KX) p.m. — Final session of the Con- 
ference in Jesup Auditorium. Oliver 
and LaFollette will speak on "Future 
Trends in Liberalism." 



Valid Definition 
Of Liberalism 
To Be Debated 



Laski and Ernst Expected 
to Uphold Varied Views; 
Ezekiel,Sniith , La FoUette 
Beliefs May Also Clash 



Will Fill Surdam's Post 




Gerald B. O'Grady, Jr., '40 



O'Grady Chosen New 
Leader of Glee Club 



Junior Succeeds Surdam 
For Next Season; Board 
of Directors Selected 



Gerald B. O'Grady Jr. '40 of Paterson, 
N.J., was elected leader of the Glee Club 
for the 19,1Q-40 season, .succeeding Robert 
McC. Surdam '39, at a meeting of the 
organization Tuesday night, when the 
board of directors for the coming year was 
chosen. The Glee Club will officially end 
its current season with a free banquet to 
be given at the Phi Delta Theta house 
at 6:30 p.m. Monday night. 

Members of the board, in addition to 
O'Grady and Robinson Leech, business 
manager, include Winship A. Todd of 
Kalamazoo, Mich.. a:;c; Willard D. 
Dickerson of Clevel?iul Heights, Ohio, 
who were re-elected as representatives of 
the class of 1940; Lanman T. Holmes, of 
West Orange, N.J., R. Cragin Lewis, of 
Riverdale, N.Y., and C. Louis Safford Jr. 
from the present sophomore class. Ralph 
W. Ball, of Old Deerfield, and David L. 
Hart, of New Britain, Conn., were the 
freshmen selected. 

Prominent in nmsical activities for the 
past three years, O'Grady has been asso- 
ciated with the choir and the glee club 
since his freshman year. He is also, along 
(Cnllaud oa Tklid ?•«•) 



Conference Who's Who 



HERBERT S. AGAR 
Pulitzer Prize winner for American 
History in 1933. Author of The People's 
Choice and The Pursuit oj Happiness. 
Associate editor of the Louisville Courier- 
Journal. 

MORRIS L. ERNST '09 
Liberal lawyer, attorney for American 
Newspaper Guild and other C. I. O. 
unions. State banking commissioner of 
New York. Author of The Ultimate Power. 
MORDECAI EZEKIEL 
Economic adviser to Secretary of 
Agriculture Wallace. Student of economic 
planning in industry. Author of Jobs for 
AH Through Industrial Expansion. 
PHILIP F. LAFOLLETTE 
Former three-term governor of Wis- 
consin. Founder of Progressive Party. 
One-time lecturer in the Wisconsin Law 
School. 

HAROLD J. LASKI 
Foremost political scientist. .Author of 
A Grammar of Politics, I'lirliamenlary 
Government in Great Britain. Professor of 
political science at the Londim School 
of Economics and Politics. 

(CaBttiia*d on Fourth Pag*) 



By ScUDDER M. Parker '41 
Friday, May 5 — Traditional concepts 
of liberalism will move aside this weekend 
when some of the world's foremost admin- 
istrative and political leaders lay out their 
designs for the society of the future. Lib- 
erals In the sense that they are disturbers 
of the status quo, rather than old-fashioned 
laissez-faire individualists, they will con- 
centrate upon how to remake an ailing 
economy into a more realistic social order 
which will work. 

Harold J. Laski's opposition to federal- 
ism in government will come up against 
Morris Ernst's advocacy of a return to 
greater competition. Edwin Smith's sym- 
pathy toward extending labor's voice will 
confront Philip LaFollette's leaning for a 
middle class third party which would 
include the farmer. A host of other views 
on what our future course should be will 
clash in what has been called "the biggest 
educational opportunity in the career of 
the present Williams undergraduate." 

Out of the conference, according to the 
co-chairmen Alexander R. Holliday and 
John O. Tomb, '40, "there can come no 
final answer after two days of discussion. 
But the undergraduates who attend will 
have acquired a greater understanding of 
the real issues before the country; they 
will have absorbed the intellectual stimu- 
lus and practical approach requisite to 
reaching a decision." The chairmen also 
expect that "students who attend will 
become acquainted with the blueprints of 
alternatives open to the nation, the blue- 
prints which must be followed in one direc- 
tion or another if we are to escape the 
stagnation which awaits failure to realize 
that our world differs from the days of 
our grandparents." 

(Continued on Second Page) 



Lacrossemen Invade 
Hub in Two-Day Trip 

Purple Favored to Annex 
Both M.I.T. and Tufts 
Tilts in Double-Header 



Discussion Leaders 
UpholdHonors ' Value 

Discussion of the defects and merits of 
honors work, mingled with a tangle of 
Phi Bete scholarship and personal leac- 
tions to the Williams educational system, 
highlighted the Williams Round Table 
conducted in (Jrifiin Hall Tuesday after- 
noon. Richard H. Lovell '41 was chairman 
at the parley on whether honors work 
is worthwhile, James M. Burns, 
Curtis G. Callan, John Marshall, David 
H. Simons, and .Spencer \'. Silverthorne, 
Jr., '39 upheld the value of honors but 
disputed its particulars. 

Callan read a paper at the beginning of 
the meeting relative to his own experience 
as an economics honors student. Criti- 
cizing the current honors set-up for not 
getting at basic truth* and for often be- 
coming a "rat-race of logic," he proposed 
that all economics majors be required to 
take a course in philosophy, and mathe- 
matics through statistics. His paper, later 
interpreted by John W. Miller, professor 
of philosophy, as meaning that some men 
are disconcerted and others are strength, 
ened by honors work, provoked an hour of 
(CoBliaawl OB Tklfd Pag*) 



Friday, }fny ,S— Fresh from their 
opening and historic victory over New 
I Hampshire, the \\ illiams lacrosse team will 
swing east today to face a strong M.I.T. 
outfit at Cambridge this afternoon. To 
1 wind up the weekend activities the Purple 
aggregation will in\ade Mcdford tomorrow 
and cross wood with the Tufts stickmen. 

Using the same plan of attack that 
proved so successful last Saturday, Coach 
Whoops Snively will have the team set a 
fast pace for the game and use three mid- 
fields to wear down the opposition. Com- 
parative scores give the Eph ten the 
advantage over both units, and indicate 
that the M.I.T. combination will offer 
stronger resistance than Tufts. Harvard 
downed the Engineers 8-2 and they topped 
Tufts by a ten-count shutout; the Purple- 
conquered New Hampshire squad beat the 
latter, 14-2. 

It will be essentially the same team 
which defeated both of the weekend oppo- 
nents last year that will take the field at 
the opening gun. Harv Potter, starting in 
the center assignment, will team with 
Jack MacGruer and Bob Spang in the 
midfield. Captain Dave Swanson will lead 
the attack trio, with Lee Means and Jake 
Warden paired at the homes. 

(CsollaBad « Teiitk Pag*) 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1939 



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No. 13 



THE LIBERALS MOVE IN 

Tlie Lil)enil Clul) ("oiiferenee is admirable in organization and pur- 
pose, (liatiieriiigs of its sort are not new to Williams; it follows the 
tradition of the In.stitute of Politics and the In.stitute of Human Relations 
which have gathered here from time to time. More important, it is 
entirely an undergniduate venture, conceived and con.sunnnated by a 
group of stuiieuts who were not content to linut their concern for the 
future of lihenilisMi to the classroom. Whatever the success of the (Con- 
ference, its backers should find satisfaction in the fact that they have 
tried to j)ractice what they i)reacli: "think as men of action, act as men of 
thoufiht." 

In purpose the Conference is extraordinarily ambitious, but eminently 
vital. "What sort of liberalism do we want, and how can we achieve and 
how may we best preserve this particular type of liberalism?" People all 
over the country are asking these same questions. It is fashionable today 
to call oneself a liberal, und hundreds of individuals and groups are manu- 
facturing definitions of the words "liberal" and "liberalism" which best 
suit their own ideas and hiterests. The result is utter confusion and un- 
certainty. Such confusion is evident here. Much has been said in the past 
year of a surge of liberalism that has swept the Williams campus, yet no 
one is clear as to just what it is. The term has created the same welter of 
confusing and contradictory feelings here that it ha« throug)iout America. 

Analysis would probably reveal that the Williams brand of liberalism 
consists of a new, and encouraging, spirit of intellectual inquiry, .social 
consciousness, and a sen.se of the responsibility that education demands of 
the educated. Yet this brand is not, unfortunately, representative of the 
entire college. Nor is it anything but distantly related to the ]Jolitical, 
social, and economic subject matter of the Conference. Is it any wonder 
that we too have been confused by glib generalization of a term which 
by con.stant bootleg use has befuddled the entire nation? 

The Conference is not concerned with local phenomena. It seeks to 
outline possible ways of national lite, working from the premi.se that the 
future success of America lies in some form of political and economic 
liberalism. Even those who do not accept this jireniise .should applaud 
the attemi)t to ])ut some active meaning into a badly maligned label. 

Whatever alternative sorts of liberalism are advanced, they must 
all be positive programs of action. The time has passed for merely an 
openness of mind, a willingness to see both sides of the question, to stand, 
as liberali.sm. We cannot be satisfied, moreover, with an all too vivid 
comparison between things as they are and as they should be. Blueprints 
for a brave new world are important as a goal, but we arc immediately 
concerned with cour.ses of action, roads we can take which, as far as we can 
see, will lead us a little closer to a society that will work. 

We would be unwise to ignore the difficulties the Conference must 
face. It must labor to keep its purpose constantly in view. The utmost 
care must be exercised lest it become merely a concentrated period of 
Sunday evening Jesup Hall speeches and Tuesday afternoon Griffin Hall 
Round Tables. Someone must undertake the herculean task of summing 
up, coordina*'ng the Conference at its end. The possible significance, the 
potentialities of the weekend gathering are tremendous. For this reason 
we serve notice that we will examine its results with frankly challenging 
eyes. 



CALENDAR 



KRID.AV, MAY ,S 
5:00 p.m. — \;irsity hicrosse. Williams vs. 

M.I.T. At Caml^ridge. 
S,-\TURDAV, MA^■ 6 
1:00 p.m. — \arsity track. Williams vs. 

Wesleyan. Weston Field. 
1:00 p.m. — Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. 

Brown. Providence, R. I. 
2:00 p.m. — Freshman tennis. Williams 

vs. Rivertlale .School. Sage Courts. 
2:00 p.m. — Varsity golf. Williams vs. 

Holy Cross. At Worcester. 
2:00 p.m. — Freshman golf. Williams vs. 

Williston. Taconic Course. 
2:00 p.m. — Freshman lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Mount Hermon School. Cole Field. 
2:30 p.m. — Freshman basehall. Williams 

vs. Pittsfield High School. Cole Field. 
2:30 p.m. — Varsity lacrosse. Williams vs. 

Tufts. Medford. 
3:00 p.m. — X'arsity haseball. Williams vs. 

Princeton. Weston [•"ield. 
SIJNUAV, MAY 7 
5:30 p.m. — Rev. Willard L. Spcrry, clean 

of the Harvard Divinity School, will 

give the sermon at the regular evening. 

vesper service. Thompson Meinorial 

Chapel. 



Notices 



Representatives from the following com- 
panies will be in town within the ne.\t few 
days to interview interested seniors. 
Monday, May 8th — Merriam Paper Co. 
Tuesday, May 9th — (reneral Electric 

All Seniors interested in seeing either 
of the above representatives please make 
an appointment for an interview with 
Bill Bennett in 5 Hopkins Hall immediate- 

ly. 



Members of the classes of 1940, 1941, 
and 1942, who plan to make application 
for scholarships (or the college year 1939- 



40 may obtain the necessary blanks from 
Mr. A. V. Osterhout at S Hopkins Hall. 
These must be returned, properly filled 
out, not later than May 20th. 



Liberal Conference 

(Continued irom Fixsl Paga) 
Ample evidence that this conference has 
far more than local significance and inter- 
est appears in the fact that the United 
States government is paying expenses of 
Thacher Winslow, assistant administrator 
of the National Youth Administration, to 
attend, observe, and participate. He will 
talk on "Youth and Labor" in the Round 
Table in Jesup Hall tomorrow morning 
at 10:00 a.m. when he and other speakers 
including Edwin S. Smith, E. L. Oliver, 
and L. Metcalfe Walling outline "Labor 
in the Liberal Society." 

The willingness of speakers to come to 
the conference with only their traveling 
expenses paid has made possible its 
breadth and scope. Herbert L. Agar, 
Pulitzer prize winner, scholar, and lec- 
turer, for example, is prevented from 
making any formal speeches without pav 
because of a contract with a speaking 
bureau, but his interest in this gathering 
was so great that he decided to come any 
way to participate in the round tables. 
Individual Talks Have Time Limit 

Harold J. Laski, Morris I,. Ernst '09 
and Edwin S. Smith will speak tonight in 
an attempt to answer the first question 
proposed by this conference, "What sort 
of liberalism do we want?" Tomorrow 
evening the meeting will draw to a close 
when Philip F. LaFollette and E.L. 
Oliver co-ordinate the accomplishments 
of the conference in regard to the type of 
liberalism we desire, and point out how 
we may best achieve and preserve that 
liberalism. 

The general plan which will be followed 
(CeaHaaad oa Faulh Faga) 




Sock and Buskin : In the absence of 
the regular Record 
drama critic. SyKian I. liemelmans, who 
is acting this week as end man for a medi- 
cine show in lloosac, we don with dignity 
the frayed cloak of his authority and pre- 
sent herewith a few remarks on theSpragiie 
potpourri viewed the oilier night in Jesup. 

We are frank to admit th;it wecanieto 
scolT at what we thought to he impossible, 
namely, that Williams men could write 
and act anything that would ilraw so much 
as a grin from this sophisticated reviewer. 
Hut ere long we were rolling in the aisles 
along with a good percentage of our broth- 
ers who had also conic well supplied with 
superior smirl-s and dirt\' remarks. Rocky 
Rothschild and (leorge ( loldberg turned in 
on original and clever script of imperson- 
ations which were excellently cast and 
acted by local talent whose histrionic 
lights have heretofore been hidden under 
several bushels and a pint. 

Al Perry impersonated Prof. Schuman 
with such accuracy and obvious relish 
that we could almost .see war clouds gath 
ering on the ceiling. Boli Whitteniore's 
Fred Shannon and John Tiehout's Baxter 
were so close that we hesitate to compli- 
ment them too highly lest our marks in 
economics and history should takeasuddeii 
downward trend. Jim Burns as the be- 
wildered and tired Prof. Beachcomer and 
Fairfax Weatherstrip in the role of Mr. 
.Stocking were both on the nose as you 
might say — in fact we just said it. 



Perry, i. e. Shoeblack 




In Background May Be Seen Prof. Beach- 
comber's Pyramidical Solution of Prob- 
lems of the Day. 



The Cllee Club quartet and the Houdini 
of the Berkshires, Don Booz, are known al- 
ready by a fine record of assists and hits 
but must elicit a further boost from this 
musty corner. Miss Virginia Windover of 
the North Adams outfit provided a set 
of imitations worthy of the best and most 
discriminating footlightfans.Talentseemed 
to be springing out from under the seats. 
Never have we been so completely baffled. 
Why, with these performers alone in a 
full show the night would have been com- 
plete. In fact we sat right down last night 
and wrote out a story for a possible pro- 
duction. 

The scene is a classroom. Act I : Quartet 
sings twelve numbers and collapses on the 
floor. An undertaker arrives to cart them 
away. With him is the lovely Virginia who 
improvises a few numbers while the bodies 
are being prepared for burial. During this 
a sophomore, the love interest, rides in 
covered w ith notebooks and takes off three 
professors and a janitor without even 
looking up. Blackout. Acts II and III are 
much the same with variations of the 
setting. We might try a bar in North 
Atlams and have the Quartet as drunks 
(easy) and the girl as — wc'l, have her 
anyway. Then shift the scene to a New 
York night spot, say the Onyx club anti 
have the whole ensemble — which we forgot 
to mention has been present the whole 
time — truck all over the place. 

You may call this pure wool-gathering. 
But after all, there are people here who 
can write and sing and act. The audience 
at Wednesday night's benefit performance 
showed that people will turn out to see a 
musical show. The natural thing to do 
would be to organize a student show 
written, directed, and Sung by Williams 
Men. Might call it the Rectangle Club or 
the Tardy Tapioca Show. We do not 
(CoaHmed ea rouiik Pag«) 




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From The Fence 



Joe Gleasoii, who did a LaOuartlia and 
threw in the first l)all to get the leagues 
nioviiig Moiuiay, is hurilenetl down with 
some real peachy extra-curricular activ- 
ities. Not only does he have to wear his 
arm to a stub throwing the ball across for 
the sausages that play Softball, but he has 
Id give away free prizes for nothing more 
than being present when Rocky Koths- 
{■liild's theatrical termites brought down 
I lie house in Jesiip Hall Wednesday. Out- 
wardly Joe bears it all just like a little 
soldier, but I'll bet sometimes when he is 
;[ll alone watering his nasturtiums he 
uoiulers where all this is leading. 

One (lay while inadverleiilly perusing 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1939 



the text for Ec 1-2 1 ran across the old 
adage, "You don't have to be able to lay 
an egg to l)e a judge of one." I ilon't know 
just what bearing on economics that has, 
and I don't say 1 can't lava mean egg. It 
surprised me no end to be able to lay one 



I/. C Adopts Old Rushing 
Arrangements Unaltered 

Next year's Interfraternity Rushing 
.•\greonient will be similar to the one em 



and besuch a red hot jud^eof eggs at the I l>lo>e>l this year, according to a recent 



same time. The A.U.'s have been laying 
c'Sgs all over the diamond ever since the 
season started Their club is as green asan 
old beer bottle, about the only two ever 
having ever seen action with better than 
a class I) farm outfit being lUid Uoyer, 
captain of that ajiathetic class of l')42, and 
Diccur. The jolt of the game came when 
Little Sir Kcho Jiedford, playing for the 



announi-ement of the I'MO Undergraduate 
Council. The oidy minor change will 
consist ol italicizing several words In the 
present document, while three unofticial 
suggest Ions were made to supplement the 
existing .irrangenients. 

hirst ol the proposed suggestions is to 
make alunmi more fully aware of the two 
week no-rushing jjeriod before freshmen 




Winning! 

Every week now finds us doing 
the cleaning work iif more Wil- 
liams College Students. That 
means our careful work, atten- 
tion to mending and repairs, 
and prompt service must be 
worth your attention, too. 



RUDNICK 



"MAtTER CLEANERS" 



foul line a wagon track which was left : enter college in the fall by requiring house 
when I'ihan .Mien's (Ireen MouEitain Hoys ! mshing chairmen to incorporate this in- 
nide lliroiigli Williamstoun on their way ; '"'"'"atloii in all letters. It isalso planned to 
down to \alley Forge to get in the scrap, I ''nve rushers wear class numerals or 
let the li[ie drive of D.l'. freshman, Dill j buttons in their lapels to aid freshmen in 
Wulllelf get hehiiHJ him and go for a cir- I jndging a house, and to continue this 
cuit cluut. That Hedford is a smart ball ! >'ear's practice of having a mininuim of 



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player. That was only one of the 21 
counters the South Streeters pushed 
across. The .Star and Crescents were 
blanked. 

Twelve runs in one inning were enough 
to i5ut the wheat in the bin for the I'd 
Walk a Milers as they trounced the Chi 
I'sis Monday, but the same batting attack 
wasn't enough to beat the Thcla Dells 
Tuesday and they dropped the tilt 8-0. 
The Sigs don't have much trouble getting 
to first base with the IJennington College 



four first bids for each man. 



Purple Nine Splits 

(Continued tiom FixBt Page) 
and several of omission gave the Purple 
three more in the second. Kelly, although 
displaying fair control and a baffling 
dipsy-do curve had trouble but managed 
j to finish. .Meehan's tremendous triple in 
1 the eighth, the longest Weston Field 
I smash of the year, closed the afternoon 
outfits, in fact they scored 12 runs against ! a,ul drove across Ndligan and Bush with 
one the other day, but when it came to the 
Phi Delts, the story assumes an entirely 
different complexion. In their tangle the 
Main Streeters teed off on almost 
every olTering and chalked up 26 runs 

(Continued on Fourth Page) 



In Person 

Charlie Barnet 

King oj the Sax 

15 - Artists - 15 

with Judy Ellington 

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the second and third runs of the inning. 
The blow carried far over the center 
fielder's head and rolled all the way to the 
cinder track. 

The (mly bright spot in the Springfield 
game proved to be another Meehan hit, 
this time a potent wallop to deep left that 
hit the concrete siands for an automatic 
homer. Add to these two hits a double -and 
a single and you have a total of eight runs 
driven acrojs, four hits for ten bases, and 
a .500 average in two games for the Pitts- 
lield Powerhouse. 

This afternoon's Princeton contest is 
the thirty-first in a series dating from 
1886. Williams has only won seven as 
against Princeton's twenty-three. Charlie 
Caldwell, when he pitched and starred for 
Princeton, downed the outfit he now 
coaches twice, 8-0 and 8-3, the former a 
two-hitter. 

The Summary: 



Honors Discussion 

(Continued fiom Firet Fega) 

discussion bothon the part of students and 
of faculty members. 

(letting at original sources, creative 
joy, fumbling and fnuling arc aspects of 
honors work which are valuable, com- 
mented Burns, who advocated a spirit of 
action as one of the strengthening forces 
of honors work. Dr. Baxter added from 
the side lines that men gain not only values 
from honors work but the experience of 
working at a greater degree of intensity. 
Honors work teaches the student how to 
control himself and how to assume respon- 
sibility was the assertion of Murray S. 
Steilman, '.TO, Rhodes Scholar. 



Glee Club Election 

(Continued izom tixat Page) 
with Todd, Uickerson, and SalTord, a 
meini)er ol the (dee Club tpiartet. Pre- 
paring for Williams at Western High 
School, W'ashingt(m, D.C., O'Cirady be- 
came a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity, 
bast year, he was chosen to serve on the 
Thompson Concert Conunittee. Since its 
founding early this Spring. O'Crady has 
been a tiriving force on the newly-insti- 
tuted Treasurer's Association. 



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Basil, ss 
Scay, 3 
Nclligan, If 
Median, c 
D. I^'itzRerald, cf 
Hazard, I 
Hall, rf 
Browne, 2 
Dunn, p 



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Totals 


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27 


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2 


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Totals 38 4 

IBatted for Thomscn in 9th 
Trinity 000 10102 0—4 

Williams 33000203 x — 1 1 

Runs batted in — Median 5. D. Fitzgerald, Mul- 
cahy, Rihl. Capubianco 2, NelHjian. 

Three-base hit — Meehan. Stolen base — Median, 
Harris, Scay. Nelligan. Sacrifice hit — Dunn. Left 
on base — Williams 5. Trinity 7. Base on balls — off 
Dunn 1. Kelly 3. Struck out — by Dunn 3. Kelly 8. 
Umpires — Leary and Burns. Time of game — 1 :55. 




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gemOtucheit 



(Contlnuad bom S*oond F«g«) 
expect prompt action on this suggestion, 
but with the new theatre coming on and 
all (we've heard that so many times) per- 
haps Williams can carve a name for itself 
on the plaque which lists colleges with 
talent. 

Muse 



Stickmen Travel 

(CoBli&uad bom Vlnl Faa*) 

Russ Keller in the cage will have de- 
fense support from veterans Heavy 
Abberly and Spence Silverthprne while 
Bob Herguth will complete the unit. A 
wealth of reserves, including Ozzie Tower, 
Val Chamberlain, and Bob Boardman as 
a second midfield, Paul Aubry and Bill 
Sebring for defense, and Creeper Sheddon 
on the attack, should give the Williams 
squad the upper hand. 



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(ConUnuad Ixom Itxit F«g*) 
while Holy Cross is still an unknown quan- 
tity. Ed Meister, last season's sophomore 
sensation, is back at number one for the 
Elis, whereas both Turnesa and Anderson, 
one and two for Holy Cross last year, 
graduated in June, a fact which enhances 
Purple victory hopes. 

Four of the six men who teed off for 
the Purple against Yale and Holy Cross 
a year ago this weekend will start again 
today. Butch Schriber at one, Andy 
Anderson at two, Ray Korndorler at 
three, and Captain Jiggs Gillett at five 
will get a second crack at the Yale team 
which beat them last year on a holed chip 
shot on the seventeenth. Jim McArthur 
replaces Louis KrauthofF in the number 
four slot, while Frank Caulk will start as 
usual at six. 

Anderson's par-shattering performance, 
which tied the intercollegiate competitive 
record for the Taconic couise, included 
five birdies and two bogies. Even with 
par on the outgoing nine, the Eph number 
two man tore the incoming nine apart for 
a 34, and a seven and six decision over 
his opponent, which combined with 
Schriber's seven and six win to give the 
Purple a bestball of six and five. 

Middlebury dropped all of the singles 
matches, and two of the best-ball encount- 
ers. Petrizzi and Davis of the visitors com- 
bined to take a best-ball point from Korn- 
dorfer and McArthur, one up, for the 
Vermonters' lone tally. 



FROM THE FENCE 



Union Tennis 



(ConUiiaad from FinI Fag*) 
plus a new cannon ball delivery which 
held him his service throughout. 

Sophomore Bill Collins advanced to 
Collester's post, played his usual steady 
game, but contented himself with a back- 
court game, and his lack of forcing tactics 
cost him the second set before he won at 
6-3, 1-6, 6-4. 

Jake Earle won his first singles match 
of the year behind a twist service and 
powerful forehand that enabled him to 
gain the net and volley his way through 
to a 7-5, 6-4 win over Rathbun. George 
Hallett, also playing his first singles match, 
lost extended rallies on his faulty back- 
hand, and bowed to Murphy 7-5, 6-4, 
while Buck Lathrop, in his initial encoun- 
ter, drew out an overtime match 6-3, 3-6, 
6-4. 

Earle and Collins, the only doubles 
team left intact by the shakeup, were 
the one team to win without the loss 
of a set, taking the number two doubles 
6-3, 6-4. Stanton and Shonk ran through a 
fast third set to conquer 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 
while Hallett and Kel Pollock prevailed 
at 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. 



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(ConUnuwl iion Thiid Figa) 
to the Sigs' none. And by the way, a 
little later in the week the A.D.'s dropped 
another of those games of errors. Manager 
Dickerson says he has the siune trouble as 
Fred Haynie, manager of the Brownies. 
He has seen a lot of jake ball players all 
season, but they have all been on other 
teams. This one was to the Phi Doodles 
and they lost 26-0. 

Hob Gillie, local smoke — we got plenty 
pitcher, for the Phi Gams, who is expecting 
a contract from George Sisler to play in 
South Side Park any day now put the b.o. 
on the Kaps Tuesday and the North 
Streeters came through to hang up the 
first win of the season, 12-5. A few minutes 
later the Zetes took the field against the 
Garfs and held their own until the last 
inning when the Garfs clubbed over a 
couple of runs to win, 8-7. Rocky Roths- 
child was mad because none of the gents of 
the press were around to see his four ply 
blow. Toothpick Todd fanned four times 
and the newshawks were only there for 
three. Now this will get in. Todd never 
never runs any story in the blat unless his 
name is mentioned. Well, fans, there it is 
for this week. Hold your breath until next 
Saturday when another issue comes out. 



Eph Meets Cardinal 

(Conttnutd bom Fint Fag*) 

be running to win today when he and 
Shadow Gottschalk meet Wesleyan's Don 
Smith, whose 51.5 quarter at the Am- 
herst meet equals the best Purple time of 
the season. 

Bay Kiliani is also running into heavy 
weather in his specialty when the gun 
sends him against Wesleyan's 9:55 two 
miler, Em Guernsey. The sprints, however, 
should be sewed up tight by Bill Victor and 
Bob Schumo, nor do the Wesman have 
anyone capable of pushing Moore in either 
of the hurdle races. 

But despite the fact that most of the 
invaders' strength lies in their running de- 
partment, the Eph field event performers 
will meet heavy trouble in several in- 
stances. No one should push either Brad 
Wood or Dill Ahlstrom in the hammer, but 
that is the lone bright spot. Pete Annable 
and George Duncan may have difficulty 
in the shot and discus, though not as much 
as when they face Sabrina Coan, even 
though they have Doc Knowlton to help 
them. 

Sam Aaronson flicked the javelin 183 
feet against Amherst, and no Williams 



man has approached that mark, but both 
Danny Dunn and Shadow Gottschalk 
should gather some points. Gottschalk has 
already beaten Aaronson's conquerer, 
Johnny Zydick, in the Middlebury meet. 



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Liberal Conference 

(Continuad fiom Second Faga) 
in Round Table discussions will consist of 
a short introductory speech by the chair- 
man, followed by ten minute addresses by 
other principals and discussion between 
them till an hour and ten minutes have 
passed. At that time all people attending 
the round table will be asked to participate 
by asking questions and presenting views 
of their own. 

The college has provided for a complete 
stenographic recording of the proceedings 
in the gathering in order to prevent any 
possible misquotations which might have 
far-reaching and disastrous effects on the 
speakers. All round tables will be at least 
partially "off the record" so that partici- 
pants may be insured complete freedom of 
expression. 

Just what parts of the program will be 
broadcast has not as yet been completely 
settled. WBRK will probably send out 
some of the speeches tonight and tomorrow 
evening, and WGY of Schenectady may 
broadcast some of the proceedings. Lib- 
eral Club leaders plan to have the speeches 
of Laski and LaFollette recorded for dona- 
tion to the library. 



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Conference Who's Who 

(CoaUniMd bom Flnt Pag*) 
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EDWIN S. SMITH 
Member of the National Labor Rela- 
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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUKSDAY, MAY 9, 1939 



No. 14 



Eph Trackmen 
Edge Wesleyan 
Bv 70-65 Count 

Schumo Lowers 100-Yard 
Mark to 9.7; Heermans 
Breaks Half-Mile Record 



Moore Wins Three 

Captain Victorious in Both 
Hurdles, 440, While Ephs 
Amass Margin in Races 



By John W. T. Webb. '41 
VVi'sleyan atrctcheil the Williams track 
Icani's st'ven-nu'i't undefeated siring so 
li^;ht Saturday aflernoori that Tony Plan- 
sk\ nearly became a hospital case before 
his defendinj! Little Three champions 
laine out on top 70-65. He had seen his 
niniiers pile up SO points in ei^ht races, and 
then had watched the lead dwindle 1)\- 
leaps as results from the field came in, 
milil the Eph hi^h-junipers had to pull the 
well-done meet from the fire in a grand 
finale. 

Captain Hog Moore, in his final bow on 
ihe Weston Field track, was the hero of a 
(la\ that boasted innumerable standouts, 
lie look the 120 high hurdles easily, 
coast ell to a win in the <|uarter, and wound 
up with a victory in the 220-yard low 
hurdles that gave a grand sum of fifteen 
points to Plansky on a silver platter. 
15- Year Old Record Falls 
In the meanwhile. Bob Schumo had 



Local Pool Will Supply 
Zany Goldfish Gulpers 

The formerly limpid waters of 
Taconic golf course drink are 
now swirling with great clouds of 
mauve mud- tiny denii'ens of the not 
vcr\' deep are fleeing for their lives 
while embr>o water lilies were nipped 
in the bud days ago. .And all because 
the inunortal Chief Harry Johnston 
has uncovered the richest goldfish 
lode of the century. 

With foggy operators all over the 
coiuitry demanding the guppics in no 
uncertain fashion this Willianistown 
economist-opportunist Is taking im- 
mediate advantage of the rising mar- 
ket, and is ready to harvest a tidy par- 
cel exploiting a liank that he discov- 
ered by chance, and a badly sliced 
drive. 



Liberals State America Alone 
Can Prove Values of Democracy 



Speakers Pause Between Conference Discussions 



'CowVSketch'Herald 
Spring's Festivities 

Two Publications Feature 
Burns', Sichel's Articles. 
Cartoons, Music, Humor 



Stories, cartoons, and articles on the 
approaching mid-sj)ring festivities feature 
the house part>' issues of both the Purple 
Cow and Sketch, which will appear on 
Thursd ly. May eleventh. James M. Burns 
'.^y writes the feature article on the Lib- 
eral Conference for the latter publica- 
tion, while cartoonists Hrenton Brown 
'40, Dike R. niair '40, and C. Brewster 
Chapman '42 highlight the Cow. 

Burns' account of the Liberal Confer- 




Left to Right: 
and Herbert 



Morris L. Ernst '09, Eli L. Oliver, Harold J. Laski, Thatcher Winslow 
S. Agar. 



Agree That Democracy Is 
End Desired, but Differ 
on Means to Attain It 



l.iken advantage of the perfect running ignce, in which he connects the liberalism 
cnndilions to whip tlown the 100-yard j expressed at the Conference with that on 
straightaway in 9.7 seconds for a new : the campus, is followed in .S'*c/cA with an 



WC A announces 
Reorganization 
Of Its Cabinet 



Conference Quotes 



Williams record, breaking a mark that had 
stood for fifteen years. Bill X'ietor, the 
01 her Ephman, was right on his heels at 
the tape, about six inches back, to snap the 
old record also b>- a slightly lesser margin. 

The place where the chips were really 
down, however, was in the high-jumj), the 
last e\'ent on the program when the count 
stood 66-60 in favor of the Purple. Wil- 
liams had to get a second to win, and the 
bar stood at 5'9" with Surdam and Bartlett 
still in for the hosts to oppose three 
Cardinal leapers. Ink Wetmore went over 
iin his first try, and all the others failed: 
then on the second trial Surdam and 
Bartlett cleared, while Grosuenor and 
Derbyshire dislodged the bar. The heat 
was on, and Derbyshire had missed; 
• irosuenor made a false start, came back, 
went up, and then as he went over, his 
hand flipped the bar off, and the meet was 
over, 

Gilman Falters at Finish 
I'roin the spectator's point of view, 
Ihi'ugh, Johnny Gilman and Harry 
llccrnians put on the best dual of the day. 



article by Allen B. Neal '40 on the history 
of dramatics at Williams. Holding forth 
high hopes for the future of the Williams 
stage, Neal traces the career of Cap and 
Bells through to the construction of the 
Adams Memorial Theatre. 

The Skclch department," Sketches from 
Life" is devoted to ex-president Tyler 
Dennett while poetry by lJa\id H. 
Simonds '.?9, and a display of the prize- 
winning entries in the photographic 
contest is also featured. The fiction of the 
issue will consist of stories li\' Tha\er 
Hopkins '39, Mark S. Wellington '40 
and Miles Burford '41. 

Blair's center spreatl and Brown's cover 
lend color to the latest Cow issue, while 
the literary board oflers another "Hoof- 
marks" a "Campus Caricature" l)y Pierre 
L. Sichel '39, and the usual music column 
by C. MacGill Lyndeand Henry C.KIy'42. 

Besides "[Ruminations" and "Kadical 
Ratiocinations," the humor magazine 
will also contain articles by Robert McN. 
Buiklington '39 and William G. Gilgcr 
41. Pierce C. Kredericks '41 is the author 



Executive Committee Will 
Co-ordinate Activities, 
Supplemented by Three 
New Advisdry Councils 



' llf with the gun, Gilman spurted into a j „f "Tales of Fizz and Foam" while Anson 
lead that w;as steadily widening as he ! c. Piper '40 has written an article a /)r()f').v 
(Conllaucd on Fourth t»g»i j of house parties. 



Cap & Bells Will Inaugurate Houseparty 
Festivities with Anderson's 'High Tor' 

'Gustiest Fantasy in American Drama' Will Play 
To Capacity Audiences Thursday and t'riday 



The new Williams Christian .Association 
leaders have rebuilt that organization on 
the lines of the Student .Activities Council 
in an effort to increase interest and eflfi- 
ciency within the group and bring the 
student body into closer contact with the 
W.C.A. activities. 

Plans which were announced earl\' in 
the week by president Sidney W. Gold- 
smith '40, call for creation of an executive 
committee to coordinate activities. The 
committee will be made up of the president 
and other officers together with the chair- 
men of the working committees. The 
cabinet, former governing body, has been 
enlarged from fifteen to about thirty mem- 
bers so as to include active upperclass 
workers. 

Three Councils Created 

Three councils have been created with 
the idea of bringing the Association nearer 
to the general student body. Of particular 
importance is the Freshman cabinet, under 
the direction of the Reverend Mr. Klak- 
ney of the Congregational church which 
will help to orient interested freshmen with 
respect to their religion. 

The 1940 and 1941 advisory councils 

will be composed mainly of non-Christian 

association members with at least one 

representative from each social unit, and 

(ConHnu*d on S*coBd Pag*) 



I HERBERT S. AGAR 

! "If you want to drag down Fascism and 
I Hitler, the thing to do is to make the 
United States a place where the masses 
can have some hope." 

"We don't want to know what is hap- 
pening in our own country." 

"Fascism is the result of the despair of 
I the masses, and we are allowing that 
I'espair." 

"^'ou can't defend a hoax." 
"Peace is a by-product of justice." 

MORRIS L. ERNST '09 

"I believe Schuman is unwittingly 
playing into the hands of the Fascists." 

"The essence of liberalism from my 
point of view is freedom of speech, free- 
dom of the press, freedom of religion, and 
the right to assemble freeh." 

".\n underground Fascist movement is 
growing fat on the people who would 
question the right of protest." 

"\o\x have to keep these rights (the 
guarantees in the Bill of Rights) by win- 
ning them day by day." 

"I don't want to go abroad to help a 
sunk little island." 

(CnnUnued oa TUid Page) 



Bank robbers, ghosts of a Dutch ship's 
crew, art Indian, and two materialists 
imprisoned in the bucket of a steam shovel 
are among the characters who will appear 
on the stage of the Old Opera House Thurs- 
day and Friday evenings when Cap & 
Bells presents Maxwell Anderson's faiiious 
fantasy, High Tor, to open the festivities 
of Houseparty weekend. For the first 
tmic in the history of the dramatic organ- 
ization, all seats for Friday evening's 
performance have been sold a week in 
advance. 



I ickets for Friday evening's per- 
formance of this production arc no 
longer available. Choice seats for 
I hursday evening, however, may still 
'«• purchased at Hart's Drug Store, 
'"■ hy calling 750 between 4:00 and 
6:00 p.m., and 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. 
lickets are $.55 and Jl.lO 



High Tor, which enjoyed a long run on 
Broadway in the winter of 1936-37 when 
't was voted the Drama Critics' Award, is 



the most ambitious undertaking which 
Cap & Bells has attempted in recent years. 
Technical Problems Overcome 

The play involves several problems in 
technique, direction, and acting which 
render it difficult for college production. 

Chief problem which faced the technical 
crews was the construction of the steam 
shovel bucket,' which had to be large and 
strong enough to support the weight of 
two men for two acts of the play, yet small 
enough to fit on the tiny Opera House 
stage. The bucket was completed sev- 
eral weeks ago, however, and has been 
used successfully in rehearsals. 

High Tor is named after a rocky 
pinnacle which rises above the Hudsdn 
River below Haverstraw, N. J , close to 
Maxwell Anderson's home. It is on the 
top of this mountain that all of the acticm 
of the play takc-s place. 

'Vaudeville and Fine Play' 

Leading character in the play is Van 
Van Dorn, a young Dutchman who lives on 
High Tor and dreams of the past, when his 
(Continuad on S«cond Pago) 



Jackson Receives 
Double Photo Award 
In Lawrence Exhibition 



"N'olcan Chilian," one of 78 prints 
selected for the second annual Wil- 
liams Photographic Exhibition, has 
won for Richard N. Jackson, Jr., '40 
both the first prize honors in the land- 
scape group and the grand prize for 
the best photograph in the exhibit. 

Two Bennington girls, as well as 
Jackson, were winners in the exhibit 
of camera art which w ill be on display 
in Lawrence Hall from May 9 through 
May 22. Judges of the prints sub- 
mitted by 26 competitors were Karl 
E, Weston, Amos Lawrence Professor 
of Fine Arts, Elbert C, Cole, professor 
of biology, ind Whitney S. Stoddard, 
instructor in Fine Arts. 

Anne Boulton of Bennington was 
awarded a first prize in the still life 
group for her "C.lassware." and Kath- 
ryn Meyer's "Frank" was judged best 
in the portrait group. 



By SCLDUER M. 1'ark.kr '41 

.America must democratize its institu- 
tions and employ its full resources if it 
is to check the growing autocracy of 
private property rights and combat the 
decay of its civilizatiim. This coupled 
with the con\iction that .America really 
can save itself, was the theme (loininatiiig 
the sessions of the remarkably successful 
Liberal Club Conference held bore last 
weekend. 

More specifically, the visiting lecturers 
were all in complete agreement that the 
United States must eliminate the astound- 
ingly prevalent unemployment of men 
and materials, a condition unfair from the 
humanitarian standpoint as well as from 
the fact that its existence constitutes a 
grave danger to all democracy. Dis- 
agreement among the noted speakers 
arose not through a difference in the end 
desired but in a difference on bow to 
attain that end — the en<l of an elficieiit 
democracy. 

Agar Indicts America 

In wiiat was generally conceded to he 
the most efl'ecti\'e and movinj; speech of 
the conference, Mr. Herbert S. .Agar pled 
for recognition on the part of the majority 
of Americans of the terrible economic, 
physical, and mental state of our 
submerged masses. 

He charged that America did not want 
to know about these underfed, un<lerpaid, 
illiterate, hopeless people in its midst. He 
attacked the press for making front page 
news of foreign oppression and over- 
looking the facts that such economic and 
political oppression e.^ists too often to a 
greater degree in our own coutUrw 
Plight of Share-Croppers 

The conference brought forth four 
plans for eliminating this evil of unem- 
ployment of people and resources. Mr. 
Agar held that there should actually be 
freedom of press and speech, and that 
e\'er\' .American citizen should really 
have the right to vote, and not just the 
promise of that right. 

He maintained that with real freedom 
of the press, the plight of such groups as 
the southern share-cro|)pers roidd be 
brought to light and corrected if voting 
were a universal privilege. Mr. Ezekiel 
championed government planning for 
(Continuad on Tliiid Fagtl 



Liberal Conference Stenotypist Records 
Speeches and Round Tables for Posterity 



Laskis and LaFoUettes, Olivers and 
Agars have a deeprooted professional fear 
of being misc|Uoted, which explains the 
presence at the various Liberal conferences 
o' Miss Libby Metzger and her bewilder- 
ing stenotype machine. 

Miss Metzger is the dark-haired young 
lady who, surrounded b\ brief cases, fresh- 
ly-sharpened pencils, and other steno- 
graphical paraphernalia, recorded some 
sixty-thousand-odd conference words for 
the benefit of posterity. T"he stenotype, 
smacking of other worlds, alchemy, and 
equally baffling phenomena, is the box-like 
instrument which she silently manipulated 
for hours on end. 

Machine a Rarity 

Reams of narrow, white paper, scored 
with cryptic combinations of letters, are 
now New York-bound, where they will be 
transcribed into a word-for-word account 
of all the speeches. This account will be 
filed in Stetson Library and may later be 
printed for public sale. 

Located at the Williams inn, after an 
exhaustive search following Saturday 
evening's finale, Miss Metzger proved tobe 
in the mood for satisfying journalistic 
curiousity, but modestly pooh-poohed any 
claim to fame. The fact remains, however, 
that qualified stenotypists arc at a prem- 
iuiri and the use of the machine, outside the 
courtroom, is still a comparative rarity. 
3 Hour Stratch Easy 

Not at all weary after several gruelling 
two and three hour sessions ("I'mapttoget 



tired, though, after a six or seven hour 
stretch," she admitted). Miss Metzger 
patiently explained the intricacies of her 
strange i)rofession. 

She took up this work seven yi^ars ago, 
which makes her practically a pioneer in 
the game, and has been commuting frcmi 
coast to coast ever since. Miss Metzger 
numbers every imaginable variety of 
coverage in her experience, from Fire 
Chiefs' conventions to the annual meeting 
of The American Association of University 
Women . 

'Applause' or 'Applesauce?' 

The similarity of "applause" and 
"applesauce" is not merely one of phonet- 
ics, she has come to believe, after stagger- 
ing through countless exhausting har- 
angues and discussions. "But conferences 
like the one today are interesting. The 
recording work becomes pretty mechanical 
and I find time really to enjoy the 
speeches." 

Miss Metzger admitted to averaging 
upwards of 225 words per minute which 
made the conferences duck soup for her. 
Floyd Gibbons, however, might be a little 
difficult, she confessed. She seldom misses a 
word, unless a stray cough, poor acoustics, 
or a cotton-tongued speaker happen to 
cross her up. 

Miss Metzger at this point, gently hint 

ed that she might go up to the Garfield 

Club and hear Philip LaFollette, who hails 

from her home state of Wisconsin. And 

(CoBtlanod on S«cond Pag«) 



THE WILLIAMS IlECOUU, TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1939 



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April 8, 1888 
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May 9, l»3» 



No. M 



AN OLD SPIRIT RETURNS 

Liberali.sin revived at Williuin.s this weekend. It awoke from it.s own 
depression. Hundreds of |)eo|)le found tlie bluejjriuts for a better day. 
Tliey learned tiiat liberals could achieve a remarkable unanimity of feelinj.; 
and puriKxse. They saw the politician and the .scholar, the labor leader and 
the lawyer, the editor and the administrator all come to a focus: our need 
for ending the unem]jloymeiit of men, money, and machines. Under- 
graduates and visitors alike realized that action alone can save democracy, 
positive action directed toward planting more seeds of productive grain. 
But more than this, far more than this, those who attended the Liberal 
Club Conference experienced a basic transformation of spirit. Hope re- 
turned once more to the hearts and souls of those who would work for ii 
better social order. For the first time in several years, mass optimism re- 
placed the twelve-thirty counsels of despair, gloom, and hopelessness. 
America shone once more as a land of promise, of opportunity, if only men 
could be led to act. 

This optimism budded, blossomed, and prospered in the face of dire 
facts. It surmounted the revelation of the increasing reappearance of 
gross intolerance in America. It ro.se above talk of racial prejudice, of mass 
denials of civil liberties, of moral decay and short sighted capitalist profit 
seeking. It bested fears of fascism and communi.sm, threats of the blind 
reaction of our economic ruling classes. Optimism flowered from the soil 
of economic stagnation — all because everyone realized that in the United 
States our admitted resources only await their more sensible application 
toward a better day. 

Everyone agreed upon the ends we want and the possibilities of achiev- 
ing these ends if we act reasonably. Some seemed to diverge upon the 
means for f.';iining our goals. But any such differences really represent but 
comi)atiblc facets of the basic problem of increasing our income, our 
wealth, and our chances for democracy. Below any superficial opposition 
lies a pool of basic unity. And flooding out from this pool stream the 
rivers of hope which have swept over the campus. 

Liberalism at Williams has risen to a new plane. It is as if we left the 
valley for the range around us. And ju.st as in warfare, the man who holds 
the heights holds victory, so in our distressed world today those who have 
achieved or rekindled their faith and hope and spirit need not worry about 
"taking a chance with the butcher." For they will see to it that there will 
be no butcher. The will once more is there and men will fight. And in 
America that fight can lead only to victory. 




ON THE 
BENCH 



Athlete These spring days are ideal 
in and highly eiijoj'ahle, but 

Hospital before exams take all available 
time, yni might spend it on 
worse things than writing a few letters to 
Bob Cramer in the Haker Memorial 
Hospital, Boston. The knee injury he 
surtered on tbe gridiron last fall is proving 
more complicated than originally expected 
and he was forced to undergo a third 
operation recently. 



CALENDAR 



MONDAY, MAY 8 

12:00 n [ran N. Cru, associate pro- 
fessor of French, will conduct the 
daily chapel services today through 
Wednesday. Thompson Memorial 
Chapel. 

4:00 p.m. — \'arsity tennis. Williams vs. 
University of Miami. Sage Courts. 

6:30 p.m. — Annual Glee Club Banquet. 
Thcta Delta Chi House. 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 

2:30 p.m. — Freshman tennis. Williams 
vs. Deerfield. Deerfield. 

4:30 p.m. — \'arsity Golf. Williams vs. 
Union. Schenectady, N. Y. 

4:30 p.m. — Freshman baseball. Williams 
t).s. Scarborough School. Cole Field. 
THURSDAY, MAY 11 
12:00 m. — James M. Ludlow '39 will con- 
duct the daily chapel services today 
and tomorrow. 

3:30 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 
Wesleyan. Middletown, Conn. 
(Time Pending) — Freshman triangular 
track meet with Pittslield and Drury 
High Schools. Weston Field. 

8:30 p.m. — Cap and Bells production of 
High Tor. Old Opera House. 
FRIDAY, MAY 12 

2:00 p.m. — Varsity track. Williams vs. 
Amherst. Amherst. 

2:00 p.m. — ^ Varsity Golf. Williams vs. 
Dartmouth. New Haven, Conn. 

4:00 p.m. — Varsity tennis, Williams vs. 
Harvard. Sage Courts. 

8:30 p.m. — Cap and Bells production of 
High Tor. Old Opera House. 



K. Loring Wins Top 
Post in Travel Bureau 



Deep Coach Clarence C. Chaffee's 

Strategy masterminding is becoming 
more subtle every day. His 
plan in arranging the varsity schedule to 
allow three easy matches at the outset 
bore ripe fruit in the form of three opening 
victories. Daily concentration on doubles 
is dodge number two. Fruit? Four clean 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Shiver '15, Included 
In Trustee Bidders 



Kimball A. Loring, '41, will head 
the Williams Travel Bureau in his 
senior year, it was announced Friday 
by Robinson Leech, '40, present head 
of the organization. At the same 
time he stated that Robert S. Ingram, 
'41, will assist Loring as associate 
manager. 



'Deutscher Verein' Votes 
Piatt, Hugo Into Offices 

Sherman Piatt '40, and Howard Hugo 
'41 were elected to the positions of presi- 
dent and secretary-treasurer respectively 
of 'Deutscher Verein' at a meeting held 
on May second at the home of Professor 
Winthrop H. Root. Affiliated with the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Piatt was 
manager of freshman debating and a 
recipient of sophomore honors. 

Hugo is a fencer of two years' exper- 
ience and has been active on the Sketch, 
Glee Club, and the Concert Committee. 
The remainder of the meeting was devoted 
to speeches by professors Greene and Root, 
and to a discussion of plans for next year. 



(This is the fourth in a series of articles 
to be published by The Record on alumni 
trustee candidates, balloting for 7vhich 
terminates at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 
1939.) 

Alfred Shriver '15, of West New Brigh- 
ton, Staten Island, N.V., is vice president 
of Morgan, Stanley & Company, Inc., 
investment bankers in New York City. 
In community affairs, he was president of 
the Board of Trustees of Staten Island 
Academy, 1933-38, trustee of the 
Staten Island Hospital, the Staten Island 
Social Service, and a worker in Staten 
Island Community Chest Campaigns. 

The trustee candidate is also a vestry- 
man of the St. Mary's Protestant Epis- 
copal Church of Staten Island. During the 
World War, he served ten inonths in 
France as first lieutenant in the Field 
Aitillery, five of which were at the Front. 

Although usually a Democrat in political 
affiliations, the Williams alumnus has 
recently supported the Republican Party. 
His hobbies include golf, tennis, fishing, 
bridge, home movies, and carpentering. 

While in college, Mr. Shriver was cap- 
tain of the cross country team, a varsity 
trackman, and business manager of The 
Record. He is a member of the Phi 
Delta Theta fraternity and alumni treas- 
urer of the Williams chapter. 



Notice 



Patients Burnham '39, G. H. Taylor 
'40, J. S. Adams, Crouch, 
Dawson, and McCann '42 were confined 
to the Thompson Infirmary when The 
Record went to press Sunday night. 



WCA Reorganizes 

(ConUnned bom Flnl Page) 
will be the chief laisons with the general 
body of undergraduates. The 1941 group 
will contain next year's junior advisors, 
and will be a means of contacting the 
freshmen. 

The meetings of the full Christian Asso- 
ciation will still be held once a month 
throughout the college year, but the 
executive committee, as in the Student 



'High Tor' 



(ConUnned irom Flnt Page) 
Dutch ancestors inhabited the mountain. 
Van, played by John W. Notman '41, 
personifies the revolt against the material- 
ism and worldliness of present-day civil- 
ization. His dream of the ideal life is 
embodied in Lise, the Dutch girl's ghost, 
portrayed by Mrs. Lawrence H. Bloedel 
who returns to the Tor. 

Besides the basic conflict in the play 
between the past and the present, thereare 
several accompanying themes which are 
developed in Anderson's blank verse. 
Humor, fantasy, tragedy, realism, all are 
present in what Brooks Atkinson called 
"funny vaudeville and a fine play." 

Allan B. Neal '40 and Robert B. Whitte- 
more '41 as Biggs and Skimmerhorn, 
Henry E. Rossell, Jr. '40 as DeWitt, 
Thomas H. Lena '40 as the Indian, and 
E. Douglas Horning '40 as A. B. Skimmer- 
horn' fill the most important supporting 
male roles in the play. Mrs. Clarence C. 
Chaffee takes the second female part in 



Activities Council, will meet more fre- 
quently and will report to the regular ' the play, that of Judith, Van's practical, 
,Cabinet,meetingevery month orsixweeks. realistic girl friend. 



Radio Council Discusses 
College Girls, JSecessity 

For Realism in Faculty- 
Alter a half-hour of discussion which 
included statements that few college girls 
have genuine intellectual interests, four 
Williams students came to the conclusion 
that faculty members need a realistic, 
practical background to be good instruc- 
tors. Broadcast Sunday morning over 
station WBRK, Pittsfield, the "bull 
session" was presented under the auspices 
of the Williams Student Radio Council. 
A lively discussion of whether the college 
girl was doing her part in meeting the 
problems which face the youth of today 
opened the program, with James M. Burns 
'39 asserting that the college girl's lack of 
intellectual interests is due to the fact that 
the college man treats her as being good 
only for parties. The "bull" artists agreed 
that faculty members should follow the 
lead of Liberal Conference speakers in 
basing their conclusions on their own 
practical experience. Included on the 
program were Spencer V. Silverthorne, 
Jr., and Robert G. Chambers '39, and 
Henry E. Rossell '40. 



Four Win News Bureau 
Positions in Competition 

William M. Sebring, Jr. '41, William 
P. Cantwell, III, Bruce G, Sundlun, and 
Arthur E. Wright, Jr. '42 were added to 
the board of The Williams News Bureau 
as a result of a six-weeks' competition 
ending Thursday, according to an an- 
nouncement by Robert C. Boardman '40, 
competition editor. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, MAY 9. 1939 



rONFERENCE QUOTES 



(Coalinudl Irora Firit P«g») 

MORDEZAI EZEKIEL 

"Our economy is high enough to es- 
talilish a fifty-dollar minimum wage if we 
utilize productivity efficiently." 

"Democracy can plan economy and 
still be a democracy." 

PHILIP E. LAFOLLETTE 

"The war has already been on for the 
Inst four years." 

"This is a world where people must 

,i^t Vou can't lick Fascism with sissy 

methods Vou nmst meet force with 

liirce If there is a war, give the Nazis 

a ilose of their own medicine." 

"America if it really wants to fight 
I'ascism must prove that we can have 
work and at the same time be free." 

"We face an issue that cannot be com- 
promised.' 

'The problem will not be solved till you 
create a new political party." 

HAROLD J. LASKl 

"\'ou Americans can render no greater 
service to liberty and democracy than to 
solve your own domesiic problems in 
terms of liberty and democi:-cy." 

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"We in England make a very strong 
distinction between the dictatorships of 
(iermany and Italy and that of the Soviet 
Union." 

"'I"he services which the liberals in the 
United .States have rendered to the reac- 
tionaries in this country since \93i is the 
most amazing performance in the history 
of U.S. liberalism." 

E. L. OLIVER 

"We have a condition of serfdom, of 
slavery in the United States today." 

"Liberals must try to help men of 

action keep their balance." "We must 

not get panicky." 

"Power is concentrated in a few cor- 
porations and a few families." 

"A long-range policy means the pro- 
gressive dimunition of the rights of the 
person who owns property." 

"The |)rincipal vehicle through which 
we are going to make progress is labor and 
farmer organization." 

"In the collective bargaining process 
wages are not determined with any con- 
sideration for raising national income 

I say this with no more than an ordinary 
amount of jjrejudice for university pro- 
fessors." 

"We must substitute a democratic 
control for the despotic, autocratic con- 
trol of corporations." 

FREDERICKL.SCHUMAN 

"There are only three liberal countries — 
France, England, and the United .States. .. 
The governments of these countries have 
acted in recent crises in a manner contrary 
to the desires of their electorates." 

"U..S. economy is part of an interde- 
pendent world economy." 

"We cannot prevent the establishment 
of Fascism by cooperating with Cham- 
berlain and Daladier." 

"We must use our own financial and 
economic power to jiroduce results we 
consider good." 

EDWIN S. SMITH 

"Liberals must lalior for democracy." 

"The preeminent role of liberals is 
helping others to see." 

"Liberals' hopes for greater civil lib- 
erties can be realized only through greater 
democracy in our economic institutions." 

"Liberalism is least present in those 
countries where the right of labor to 
organize is denied." 



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all industry similar to the methods 
applied to agriculture by the AAA. 

Mr. Oliver advocated working from the 
ground up through organization of labor 
and from the top down through govern- 
ment regulation such as the Wages and 
1 lours legislation. "Storming ofthecitadel" 
of entrenched wealth and employing that 
wealth for the greatest connnon good was 
the approaih advocated by ex-Covernor 
LaFollette. 

Government Planning? 
There was no real incompatibility be- 
tween these nrethods exce|)t that Fzekiel 
and LaFollette felt the need for relative 
immediacy and wished to carry through 
their plans for governmental planning 
and administration of wealth at once, 
while Oliver and Agar advocated a more 
gradual approach. 

In support of this necessity for imme- 
diate action Secretary Wallace's economic 
advisor maintained that if government 
planning is carried out piece by piece the 
regulation has to l,e one of scarcity, where- 
as if it could be extended to all industry, 
the government could plan for alnmdance. 
Oliver and Agar supported the policy of 
gradual extension of government | binning 
in order that we might be sure the end we 
attained was the end we really desired. 
Laski Dissents 
In general the speakers of the c<^nference 
arrived at the conclusion that liberalism 
was adherence to the Hill of Rights. Out- 
standing aissentcr on this opinion was 
Harold J. Laski, who held that although 
what was included in the Bill of Rights was 
necessary to democracy, it could not be 
fully effective until there was economic 
equality and conse<iuent social justice. 
Krnst and Lal'i.llette maintained that the 
only way to gain this social equality was 
through rigorous application of the guar- 
antees in the Bill of Rights. 

Liberalism, then, was reduced primarily 
to the ideal democracy, where majority 
rule would reign, and there would be 
toleration of all points of view. Oliver and 
Edwin L. .Smith of the NLRB, however, 
pointed out a danger they felt inherent in 
the worship of tolerance. 

Advantage of Autocracy 
They maintained that where . ction is 
needed autocracy has the advantage, and 
liberalism will lose out if its tolerance 
impedes its effectiveness Furthermore, 
both held that when a policy has been 
determined through democratic proce- 
dure, liberals find it hard to write on the 
means which that policy will be carried 
out. 

They iwinted out that if we constantly 
have this split between liberals, the end 
they all hold — demccratic government — 
will be lost through dissipation of energy 
in working only for slightly varied means 
to that end. 

The union of energies sometimes ex- 
pended in academic bickering in a practi- 
cal attempt to solve the problems at hand 
was emphasized throughout the confer- 
ence. Mr. Ezekiel in particular stressed 
that liberals must unite at once in a drive 
on their common objective and submerge 
little differences on the means if we are 
ever to attain that objective before some 
other group establishes a government that 
will make the liberal end impossible. 
Schuman-Agar Debate 
Professor Schuman's emphasis on the 
importance of foreign policy in the liberal 
society drew forth the fire of Mr. Agar. 
The Louisville journalist maintained, 
contrary to Schuman, that we must not 
place all our economic and financial 
strength behind the "democracies" of 



Europe to prevent Fascism, but must use 
our resources for improving the lot of our 
suppressed classes in America. 

He held that the danger of F'ascisni was 
not that it would attack from without, but 
that it would bore from within unless we 
guaranteed our people economic security. 
Mr. Schuman countered that F'uscisni 
would not compromise with democracy 
and that we must fight Fascism so that 
its inherent aggressiveness wuuki not 
lead to eventual coiKiuest of America. At 
the same time he did not deny that Amer- 
ica must do something about its oppressed. 
Eyes on America 

True to expectations, there was no 
definite plan for Utopia advanced which 
gained the approval of all the speakers at 
the conference. Nevertheless, the need for 
injection of more democracy into private 
property rights to correct unemployment 
drew unanimous approval. The speakers 
constantly reiterated the idea that Amer- 
ica was the only country which could save 
democracy in the world. 



Body of O'Brien '24 
Is Found in Boston 



A nation-wide search for Leonard F. 
O'Brien '24, missing for five weeks, 
ended l-"rida>' when his body was found 
floating in the Charles rive lagoon in 
Boston. The body was found close to the 
spot where the missing man was last 
reported seen on March 30. 

O'Brien, who had received a head 
injury in an automobile accident shortly 
before his disappearance, starred at 
Williams in hockey and baseball. In 1924, 
he was captain of the Purple nine, and 
later played field hockey for the United 
States in both the 1932 and 1936 Olympics. 

A stock broker with residences in 
North Adams and Boston, O'Brien is 
believed to have suffered frcmi an attack 
of anmesia, since h<' had drawn no extra 
money prior to his disappearance. 



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Varsity Units Win 6 of 8 for .750 Weekend Average 



Purple Scores 
8-6 Upset Win 
Over Princeton 

Visitors Nick Huff Hadley 
Freely but Leave Eleven 
Men Stranded on Bases; 
Tigers Yield 4 in Third 



By Robert K. Jordan, 2nd '41 

Timely hitting coupled effectively ttitli 
ail airtight defense brought Williams' 
improved baseball team a stuimiiig 8-6 
upset victory over Princeton, Saturday, 
for its eighth win in this historic series. 
The Haiiover-bound Tigers, en route to 
Dartmouth for a Monday doubleheader, 
found Weston Field a major stumbling 
block and not the whistle stop they had 
expected. 

HufT Hadley started and finished the 
game. The Purple right-hander, minus his 
usual quota of sharp-breaking curves and 
lacking the customary hop to his fast ball, 
was nicked for fourteen hits, including a 
gigantic first-iniiing triple by (lefaell A 
sparkling infield and three strong arms in 
the outfield, however, nipped several 
promising Princeton rallies and stranded 
eleven visitors on the bases. 

Princeton quickly jumped into a three- 
run lead, scoring two in the first and add- 
ing another in the second. But the Purple 
came up with a four-rim third that put 
them in front for keeps. 

Krankie Bush showed the way with a 
rousing single inside third base. Pete 
,Seay, pe|)pery Purple captain, followed 
suit with a base knock through the box 
that advanced Bush to third. Nelly Nelli- 
gan then came through with a third single, 
scoring Hush. While the Princeton infield 
following this poke, threw the ball around 
with much abandon and little finesse, 
Seay reached third and broke for home. 
But someone finally tipped off the Tigers 
about Seay's plans and the Williams 
third baseman was caught in the hotbox 
between third and home. 

(Continued on Tlith Psga) 



ON THE HEINCH 



(Continuad from Second Fags) 
sweeps of the three doubles, two of which 
were res|K>nsible for wins. Watch his 
freshman team. They're just starting to 
burgeon under his watchful eye. 

Monda\ 's match with Miami should be 
the best tennis of the year. It will be 
decided by this time, so ask around an<l 
see if Al Jarvis and Jake Karle didn't 
saveScHcA'icrystal ball fronithehockshop. 
They're both playing first class tennis, 
and Gay Collester may have come through 
too. 



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Nicholson's All the lacrosse bullies are 
Files back from a double header 

weekend victory, and the 
great majority of them are limping and 
exhibitiui; large plum-colored bruises. 
Tufts got tough on Saturday and started 
to throw their sticks into the Kphs helmets 
and slash Purple underpinning. Whoops 
.Snively finally got mad, called his hoys 
(Continued on Fiitk Page) 



Schunio Breaking Tape in 9. 7 for College Record 



tph Stickinen Grab 
Two Week-end Tilts 



M.I.T. and Tufts Lacrosse 
Outfits Fall, 9-4 and 16-1, 
as Harv Potter Stars 




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Junior Sprinter Leads Victor Home by Inches for new Mark in 100 yd. dash Saturday. 



Golfers Crush 
Holy Cross 9-0 
After Eli Loss 



Taking their second and third straight 
\ictories, and [reserving their unbeaten 
status, Swede Swanson's lacrosse team 
swept a week-end Boston invasion with 
a 9-4 win over M.I.T. and a crushing 16-1 
triumph over Tufts. Harv Potter again 
led the Purple unit with an eight goal 
total for the Krida\- and Saturday con- 
tests. 

Williams, olT to an early three-goal lead 
over the Engineeis, suffered an embar- 
rassing let-down and was hekl scoreless 
the remainder of the first half. Meanwhile, 
Tech netted two to draw up within one 
goal of the Purple total. 

Changing tactics in the second half, 
the Ephmen played tighter defensively 
and concentrated on keeping their shots 
high on the attack. Success rewarded these 
elTorts, as the CamI ridge gcalie, w ho had 
little difiiculty on low, bounce shots, sa\s 
six goals whizz past his head, ['otter's 
three scores and Swanson's two led the 
(Coatiuijed ou Fifth Pago) 



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Purple Chalks I p Easy Win 
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Yale Hands Ephs Their 
1st Defeat on Friday, 8-1 



1 li)ly Cross had (he misl'ort une Sat unlay 
to t;>n(>le ;it Worcesler wllh six \\ illianis 
goiters who were fighting mad. Result of 
this meeting was a himiiliating ')-() blank- 
ing for the Holy t'rnssmcn, and a partial 
soothing of Purple feelings, that were 
hadlj- rufitled by Iriday's 8-1 defeat at 
the hands of ^'ale. 

There was no Willie TurncBa for Butch 
.Schriher to trounce this year, but the \'ale 
set-back was ample incentive for the 
Williams six t(j tec ofl' on their weak oppo- 
nents Saturday, and chalk up their first 
KKiA win of the season. On "Black 
Friday," Andy Andersen was the only 
I'urijle player who was aide to solve the 
ililTicult U achusett course, scoring a neat 
7() to take Kemy Merritt, Eli captain 
into camp, five and f<iur, for the Kphs' 
only point. 

Anderson Upsets Merritt 

Schriher succumi ed. as he did last year, 
to the hrilliant play of Ed Meister, Blue 
number one man, who blasted out a one 
(Continued on Sixth Page) 



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1942 Teams Defeat 
3 Out of 4 Rivals 



Tennis, Golf Win Shutouts; 
Nine Halts Pittsfield 2-1 ; 
Ten Bows in Overtime 




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I'Veshnicn athletes, taking three out ol 
four weekend contests were victorious 
over Pittsfield High's baseball team by a 
2d count, and defeated the Ri\-erdale 
School and Uilliston Academy, in tennis 
and golf respectively, with 0-0 shutouts. 
Dick Coleman's lacrossemen, suffering the 
only yearling set-back of the afternoon, 
were beaten 10-<) in an overtime period h\' 
a powerful Mt. Hermon team. 

Behind the big hat of Captain Bob 
.Swain and the expert twiding of pitcher 
Ed .Spaulding, the b.dl team took a 2-1 
decision by slipping a ninth inning tally 
past the Pittsfield catcher. With only 
scattered hitting to give him a score hoard 
lead, Spaulding again starred for Jhe 
yearling club by fanrung fifteen opposing 
batters. The other Williams score «as 
pushed across in the thirrl, w bile the only 
Pittsfield tally came in the sixth inning. 

Seeking to offset the 1 lotchkiss match, 
Wilson Barnes led the 1942 courtnien in a 
9-0 shutout of the Riverdale .School. The 
ChafFeemen easily maintained their superi- 
ority by allowing their opponents no more 
than three games in any one set. Again 
in golf, the yearlings won handily by 
sending the Williston team back to East- 
hainpton on the short end of a nine to 
nothing score. 
(Continued on FiHh Page) 

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Nelmen Beal Bruins 
6-3; Lose to Elis, 5-4 

Team Sweeps All Doubles 
Against Brown; Al Jarvis 
Wins 2 Singles Matches 



l!\ Al.EXANDKR K. JoHN.STON '41 
Uomkiy. A/ny <V--C'oach Chaffee's var- 
sity nctnien split both of their si.\ singles 
matches against ^'ale and Mrown last 
weekend, biLt though Williams made its 
fourth clean sweep i,f the doubles .Sat iirda> 
to register a 6-.S win, the Kli pairs prcjved 
Urn strong on Friday and handed the Pur- 
ple netmen their first loss of theseason,,S-4. 
This afternoon at ,S:()0 |).m. the Miami 
Uurricanes will play on the .Sage Courts. 
Over the last two years the southerners 
have won twelve, lost two, and tied one, 
with this year's team rated as one of their 
strongest. Charlie Mattman al number one 
was .National Freshman Champion and 
top eastern junior last year, C.eorge Pero 
at two beat Frank Parker in the National 
Clay Courts, and Lewis DufI' number si.\, 
is ranked in Canada's first ten players. 
Captain M Jarvis, who will face Matt- 
(Continued on Fiith Page) 



Moore Paces Purple 
To 70-65 Track \Vin 

Gottschalk Rings up Lo^, 
First for Hosts in Field 
by Taking Javelin l\,ss 



(CouUuuad Irom Fl»t Pag*) 
strove to build up a great enough margin in 
offset the Cardinal's famed finishing l;id( 
A gasp went up as the timers' annouur,,! 
Oilman's first quarter had been run m 53 
.secontls, and the Kphman showed n 1 signs 
of slacking his burning pace. 

Hut nndway the backstreich (Jilnian 
faltered, and Heermans began to cut > 
his lead. Steailily he came U|) m 
obviously tiring Ciilman, whose strid. 
shortened perceptibly, and they ^■.^m^. 
around the final turn together. Cilnian 
had nothing left to match Heermans' 
sprint up the stretch, and the Wesleyan 
captain crossed the tape victor by three 
yards in 1:57.9 for his second victors of 
the day. Gilnian's time was unofhcially 
1:58.1, which chopped nearly a scnjnd 
and a half off the Williams mark. 
Fast Time in Mile 
Before this race Heermans had turncil in 
a 4:33.7 mile, taking both Had Griffin 
and Ted Wills in the final lap after the 
Kphmen had bo.\eil him neatly for ihc 
first two rounds of the oval. He was iioi 
present in the two mile grind, howc\,i-, 
but Cardinal Km Guern.sey more than 
made up lor Heermans' absence. Rumunn 
the first mile in 4:.S1, the Wesleyan dis- 
tance man look Bay Kiliani into cam]) In 
half a lap, setting a new Weslexan rccinil 
of 9:.S1.6 at the same time. 

Between his two hurdle victories, 
Eph leader Rug Moore sandwiched in the 
fastest (luarter run on Weston Field this 
season. .Starting behind the pack because 
the narrow track and large field made tW(j 
lines (if runners necessary, Moore shot by 
.Shadow Ciottschalk, who had taken \\w 
lead at Doc Seeley's gun, within fifty yards 
and began to open a huge lead that had 
grown to five yards as he came around 1 In- 
final turn. Then he glanced back, easid 
up, and coasted over on 50.4 seconds, a 
full second off the college mark, willi 
Peti- Parish right besi<le him, and (ious- 

{Continued on Sixth Page) 



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Princeton Upset 

(CouUnuad from Fourth Pag*) 
Meehan drew a walk, Huff Hadley 
loubled, and then a free pass to Dave 
Kitzgerakl ami Perry Hazard's liner 
through the box scored two more. Another 
brace of runs clattered across the plate 
in the fourth when Meehan and lladley 
again collaborated with successive hits 
after Seay had reached first on an error. 
Hadley OH Form 
The Williams catcher who had a per 
feet day at bat and currently holds the 
team batting crown, drove in anothe. in 
the sixth with his third hit of the game. 
Frankie Hrowne. .Skip Vox and Hush 
strung three singles together in the lucky 
seventh for the eighth and final Williams 
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I'rinceton threatened throughout, llad- 
ley's curve wasn't catching the corners 
and his control was off In the fourth 
after ten consecutive balls and three 
straight walks Krankie Hrowne at second 
saved the day with a classy stop and a 
lightning throw to first. 

In the filth Dave Fitzgerakl halted a 
Princeton uprising thathadnettedtwo runs 
when he threw a perfect strike to third 
base and enabled Seay to catch Moore 
sliding in. Krankie Hrowne turned up 
with another gem in the sixth, racing far 
into left field for a tantalizing Texas 
League fly. 

Nelligan's circus catch in left and Pete 
.Seay's running foul catch highlighted the 
seventh and eighth with Hadley weather- 
ing the ninth without difficulty to chalk 
up the second Williams victory in four 
days. 



1942 Teams 



TheSummary: 



(Continued from Fourth Fag«) 

Dick Coleman's stickrnen fell before the 
Mt. Ilernion lacrossenien 10-9 in a bone 
bruisint; encounter that lasted through one 
overtime period. Tied up at seven all at 
the end of the regular time, the game went 
on for an extra ten minutes that saw Craig 
Hull and Medley Reynolds score one 
apiece for Williajiis. Hut the Northfield 
team came back strong and slipped three 
tallies past goalie Gordon. 

The liaseball team, seeking its fourth 
win, will take the field tomorrow after- 
noon against Scarborough School with 
its lineu|) unchanged from the Pittsfield 
encounter exce|)t that Ed Callahan will 
have the mound assignment instead of 
Spauldinn. The courtnien will travel to 
Deerfield tomorrow, and the track team 
will run a triangle meet with Drury and 
Pittsfield Highs next Thursday 



WILLIAMS (8) 



Busti. ss 
Seay. ,) 
NciliKun, If 
MiM'lian, c 
Ihullcy. P 
D. iMtzBorald, cf 
Hazard. I 
Browne, 2 
Holmes, rf 
l''ox, rf 

Totals 



al> 
5 
5 
i 
i 
4 
4 
.! 
4 
,1 
I 



h tb 
2 2 
2 i 
I 
4 
,1 




37 « 1,1 16 
PRINCETON (6) 



ab 
6 
4 

.1 
4 
4 
5 
4 

1 

3 



38 



Moore, rf 
Gafai-ll. 1 
Hill, If 
IVarson. 3 
Harper, cf 
Furiu'll, ss 
l'o()l<-, 2 
Powt-rs. c 
t.Iones 
Robbins, c 
Scliweizer, p 
Rowe, p 



Totals 

Score by itininjis: 
I'rincteoii 2 

Williania 4 2 1 10 x— 8 

Runs batted in — Gefaell 2, Pearson 2, NelliKan. 
lladley 2. Meeban 2. Moore, Hazard 2, Bush, Rowe. 

Two-base bits — Meeban, lladley, Seay. Three- 
base hit — -Gefaell. .Stolen bases — Harper, Hill, 
Gefaell, M,eGhan, D. Fitzgerald. Sacrifice hits — 
Pearson, Hill. Left on base — Williams 10, Prince- 
ton 1 1. Base on balls — off Hadley 6. Scliweizer 4, 
Rowe 1. Struck out — by Hadley 2, Scliweizer 3, 
Rowe 2. Hits — off Scliweizer 8 in 3 and J, Rowe 
5 in 4 and i. Wild pitch — lladley. LosinK pitcher 
— Scliweizer. Umpires — Driscoll and Burns. Time 
of game 2li. and 20m. 
tRan for Powers in 7th. 



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TEAM AVERAGES THROUGH PRINCETON ENCOUNTER 






G 


AB R 


H TB RBI 


AVE. 


Meehan, c. 


6 


23 9 


9 17 13 


.478 


1 ladley, p - 1 


5 


16 2 


7 13 S 


.437 


Hrowne, 2 


3 


8 3 


3 3 


.375 


Dunn, p 


1 


3 1 


1 1 


.333 


Hush, ss 


6 


28 9 


9 3 


.321 


Nelligan, If 


6 


24 7 


7 9 5 


.292 


Hazard, 1 - of 


6 


23 4 


6 6 3 


.270 


Seay, 3 


6 


26 6 


7 7 2 


.269 


Hall, cf ■ rf 


3 


8 


2 3 


.250 


D. Fitzgerald, p - cf 


6 


23 1 


5 6 4 


.217 


Fox, rf 


3 


6 


1 1 1 


.167 


Durrell, 2 


4 


19 3 


1 1 


.053 


Weekend Tennis 




Lacrosse Wins 2 





FRESHMAN BASEBALL 



Williams Preshman (2) ab 

yuiiitana, ss 4 

Hagstrom, 2b 3 

Bergfors. II) 4 

Swain, cf 3 

Pisher, 3b 4 

Alexander, c 3 

Seibert, rf 4 

Warren, If 2 

Kittredge, If 2 

Spaulding, p 4 



Totals 
Pittsfield High (1) 
Achieano, 2b 
Kvans, 3b 
Dottario, ss 
McGill. lb 
Manteleane, 
ford, If 
Caliento. rf 
Russa. c 
Siineno, [) 
Roche, rf 
Hyde, p 



po 

3 
2 
3 

2 



16 




■• cf 



33 
ab 
4 
4 
4 
4 
2 
4 



2 



h po 



Totals 31 1 5 25 8 6 

Williams Presli. 10 — 1 
Pittsfield U.S. 10 —0 

Runs batted in — Swain (1). Base on Balls — Off 
Spaulding 2; Off Hyde 4. Struck out — by Spaulding 
\S; by Simeiio 3; by Hyde 7. Hits — off Spaulding 
5; off Sinieno 4; off Myde 4. Losing pitcher — 
Simeno. Umpires — Bolster and Fox. 
FRESHMAN TENNIS 

Barns (W) beat Bolton (R) 6-2, 6-2; Lamed (W) 
beat Byrne (R) 6-2, 0-1 ; McKown (W) beat F'ever 
(R) 0-2, 6-1; Peet (W) beat BaUin (R) 6-1,6-1; 
Oswald (W) beat Runk (R) 8-1, 6-0; Woodin (W) 
beat Mayer (R) 6-3, 6-1 ; Larned and McKown (W) 
beat Bolton and Byrne (R) 6-1,6 -3; Peet and 
Woodin (W) beat Ballin and Fever (R) 6-1, 6-3; 
Barnes and Dellenbaugh (W) beat Runk and 
Mayer (R) 6-3, 6-3. 

FRESHMAN GOLF 

Gray (Fr.) beat Baxter (W) three and one. 
Moore (Fr.) beat Stevens (W) two and one. Hussey 
(Fr.) beat Logi (W) seven and five. Raynesford 
(Fr.) beat Liddle (W) nine and seven. Gay (Fr.) 
beat Tench (W) six and five. Hammerslougli (F>.) 
beat Van De Carr (W) nine and eight. Gray and 
Moore (Fr.) beat Baxter and Stevens (W) two and 
one. Hussey and Raynesford (Fr.) beat Logi and 
Liddle (W) eight and seven. Gay and Hammer- 
slough (Fr.) beat Tench and Van De Carr (W) 
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man today, showed his best form of the 
season over the weekend, winning both 
his number one matches. A high-bouncing 
surface lost him his first set to Yale soph- 
omore Thome, but in the last two sets 
his forcing shots were nicking the side- 
lines anil he was burying his volleys de- 
cisively to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 Benn of the 
Bruins gave him little trouble and he set 
his own pace to win 6-2, 6-3, 

Veteran number two Pete Shonk was 
unable to hit his stride either day and lost 
twice. Eli Howie Stephens rushed the net 
hard at every opportunity, and Shonk was 
unable to bring off the necessary passing 
shots, losing 6-4, 6-4. Zeland of Brown kept 
him in the back court throughout their 
deuce set encounter, and his western fore- 
hand held .Shonk behind his own baseline 
to gain him a 10-8, 7-,5 victory. 
2 Losses for Stanton 
Spalding, Vale's best stylist, found Gay 
Collester at top form with his backhand 
crosscourts and forehand down the line 
scoring clean winners consistently. Col- 
lester lapsed to drop the second set, but 
returned in the third to set a blazing pace 
and win the best match of the day 8-6, 
1-6, 9-7, 

Jim Stanton was also a double loser 
and faces a possible layoff this afternoon. 
Williams number four was failing to put 
away setups in both his matches and was 
unable to keep length on his shots. He and 
Collester both allowed themselves to be 
softballed by inferior players at Brown, 
losing 6-2, 6-3, and 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 respec- 
tively. 

Shakeup Probable Today 
Bill Collins' failure to hit out cost him 
his Vale match 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, and almost 
lost him his second set in the Bruin en- 
counter which he won 6-4, 6-4. A shakeup 
today may see him benched in favor of 
Earle at number five, and Sewall Corkran, 
recovered from an appendix operation, at 
six. 

Against Vale, Jake Earle turned in his 
finest tennis so far this season. Playing 
Freedman, who had gone through un- 
defeated against Virginia, Miami, and 
Army, he waited out long backhand duels 
till he could rush the net behind his 
favorite forcing forehand to cut ofT attemp- 
ted passing shots for volleyed placements. 
His willingness to let his opponent make 
the errors won him the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-1. 



(Continued Irom Fouith Page) 
Williams attack, with Warden, Tower 
Browne, and Macflruer netting one each. 

Tufts started off the Saturday encounter 
with a close defensive game which stopped 
the visitors' attack effectively. Short 
quick passes that drew the Jumbo's de- 
fense out of position, plus a scries of quick 
midfield jumps that left an extra man un- 
covered, eventually solved the scoring 
problem. Harv Potter had little trouble 
registering five from his center position, 
and Ossie Tower was close behind with 
three. 

The team will remain idle until a week 
from tomorrow when Dartmouth will 
provide a tough nut to crack in a Cole 
Field home game. The season closes on the 
following Saturday when Union conies to 
Williamstown. 




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(Contljiiwd irom Fouxth Page) 

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There is no other way of putting it than 
to say you should see the Tufts boys. 
Williams got to work and smoothed off 
every rough edge. Score — 16-1. High spot 
of the game — a Tufts player bigger than 
Silverthorne. 



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Runners Win 



(Continuad from Fourth Pag*) 
chalk barfly nosing out the Wesleyan ace, 
Uciii Smith, for third. 

220- Yard Sweep for Purple 

The 220-yaril sprint hail to be run in 
heats, anil the Ephnun swept them both 
as Schumo and Parish took the first, and 
Vietiir anil Gultschalk won the second. 
Then in the final, the four strode down to- 
gether to cross haml in hand. 

In the field events, the minhty Shadow 
took the lone Williams first by winning 
the javelin, after \Vesle\an had sacrificed 
their ace, Sam Aaronson, to the Amherst 
ball game. Rogers won the broad-jump, 
while \'ielor and Patterson both placed, 
and the Cardinals swept the discus' 
Hussong won the shot, with Annable tak- 
ing a third for the Ephs, and Brad Wood 



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took a second in the hammer which 
Drega won. Ed Wheeler tied Derbyshire 
and Fox for a first in the pole vault. 
The summary: 

WILLIAMS. 70— WESLEVAN. 65 

l(X)-yiirti (lash: won by Schumo (WII); Vii'tor 
(Wil) second; Moore (Wcs) third; time M.7 aecotuis 
(New colU'Ke record) 

:i20-yard dash: won l>y Scliiimo (Wil). Vietor 
(Wil). I'ariali (Wil). C.ottsclmlk (WiD.nuadrupletie 
ft>r first; time 27.4 seconds. 

440-yard run: won hy Moore (Wil); second Parisli 
(Wil); third Gottschalk (Wil); time 50.4 seconds. 

880-yard run: won by Vleermaiis (Wes); second 
Oilman (Wil); third Wills (Wil); time l:.S7.y 
miimtes. (New track record) 

Mile run : won by Heermans (Wea) ; second 
Griffin (Wil); third Wills (Wil); thne 4 :.U.7 minutes. 

2 mile run :w(in by Guernsey (Wes); second Kiliuni 
(Wil); third Lena (Wil); time «:51.6 minutes. 

120-yitrd hiub hlirdles: won by Moore (Wil); 
second Uruce (Wes); third Davidson (Wil); time 
15.4 seconds. 

220-yard low hurdles: won by Moore (Wil); 
second Bruce (Wes); third Ruyye (Wil); time 25.5 
seconds. 

Higli jump: won by Wetmorc (Wes); second, tie 
between Surdam (Wil) and Bartlett (Wil); heijihth 
6'0". 

Broad Jump: won by Rogers (Wes); second 
Patterson (Wil) ; t hird \'ietor (Wil) ; distance 
22'4i". 

Pole Vault: won by Wheeler (Wil). Vox (Wes), 
and Derbyshire (Wes), triple tie; heifihth llM". 

Discus: won by Mall (Wes); second Burns (Wes); 
third Pratt (Wes); distance I15'2". 

Javelin: won by Gottschalk (Wil); second Neuffcr 
(Wes); third Hussonji (Wes); distance i71'9", 

Ilanimer; won by Drega (Wes); second Wood 
(Wil): third Hlielps (Wes); distance l4'/5". 

Shot Put; won by Hussong (Wes); second Phelps 
(Wes); tliird Annalile (Wil); distance 40'101". 



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over par 73 for a decisive six and four w in. 
Anderson's victory over Mcrritt markeil 
the second straight time the Williams 
number two man has knocked off a Vale 
ca|)tain in intercollegiate play, for last 
year he downed the Hulldog leader, Paul 
Jameson, three and two. 

Jim Mc.\rthur, playing at number four 
for the Purple, was the hero of the Holy 
Cross whitewashing. One down as he stood 
on the eighteenth tee, McArthur rallied 
to tie the match with a birdie on the 
eighteenth, and win it with another birdie 
on the twentieth when he laid his iron 
three feet from the pin for a four. 

Scores ran high in Saturday's match for 
both teams, but the Purple triumphed 
with ease as Schriber and Anderson led 
the victory parade with four and three 
wins in their respective singles matches 
and the best-ball. Ray Korndorfer, Mc- 
Arthur, Captain Jiggs (".illett, and Frank 
Caulk completed the rout by sweeping all 
the remaining singles and foursome 
matches. 

Union EIGA Matches Ahead 

A wind of gale-like proportions and the 
narrow fairways of the Wachusett course 
seemed to have no effect on the E'.is' 
play, for .Scott and I\age of the l^lue 
shot medals of 74 and 75 to best Ciillett 
and Caulk, each by a five and four count, 
on Friday. 

Tomorrow the team travels to I'nion 
where it will engage in a warm-up affair 
prior to a New Haven match over House- 
party weekend when they meet Dart- 
mouth. Brown, and Harvard in the no.- 
thern division's second round of the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Association 
championships. Harvard nosed out the 
Purple in this meet last year to take the 
northern division crown on the Taconic 
course. 5-4. 



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the earlier game by registering by far the 
most satisf\ing big league defeat of the 
year. After all, what does football amount 
to III comparison to the Cireat A. P.? It 
only took Marc Robbins' bonehead play 
in the ninth to make it a perfect day. He 
was the Princeton hockey player who 
shafted Tod Wells for two thirds of the 
season last winter with a check into the 
boards and a stick in the back. Knanche\ 



Coming Propelled by \ictories over 

Attractions Princeton who were no 
great shakes but neverthe- 
less Princeton, and Trinity, Pete Seay's 
nine is out to stretch a two-game streak. 
I'nfortunately one chicken doesn't make 
an egg, and there are a pair of avowedly 
non-coopcrati\e chickens coming up this 
week — Wesleyan and \'illano\a. 

The Cardinals climaxed wins over \'er- 
mont and Howdoin with first Little Three 
blood last Saturday, 7-6, over Hilly Wheel- 
er's .Amherst team. Pitchers Martin and 
Jimmy Reed took solid poundings, and 
before Coach Eckley could enter the 
temperamental Ace Williams on the lists, 
the game was o\'er. 

\'illanova, .Saturday, presents another 
tartar. The Wildcats knocked off Ford- 
ham's Hank Horowy last Saturday to 
snap the Maroon righthan<ler's streak at 
seventeen straight. 

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313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGi:, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1939 



No. 15 



Math, Sciences 
Show Increase 
In Registration 

Geology 1-2 Attracts Mass 
Enrollment of Over Half 
Present Freshman Class 



Poll. Sci. Draws 389 

Social Sciences Level Off 
After Last Year's Gain; 
105 to Do Honors Work 



Mathematics and the natural sciences 
took a sharp upward rise in popularity 
with the three lower classes in the recent 
spring reiiistration for courses in 1939-40. 
Results of the registration reveal that the 
third division replaced the language and 
literature division in second place behind 
the social science group in number of 
majors and total registrations. 

Most notable gain made by the math- 
ematics and natural science division was 
in the number of students who chose their 
major in this field. 25.6 percent of the 
members of 1940 and 1941 elected to 
major in either mathematics, biology, 
chemistry, geology, or physics, as com- 
pared to 19.7 percent for last year. 
Economics Attracts 415 

Social science courses drew essentially 
the same enrollment as they did in April, 
1938, but the percentage of students 
majoring in economics, history, or political 
science dropped from last year's high of 
47.1 to 43.7. Political science led in the 
number of majors for any one study with 
sixty-three, while economics attracted the 
largest enrollment of any subject, 415. 
Gradual levelling off of interest in the 
social sciences after last year's unpre- 
cedented spurt is indicated in the fact 
that fewer juniors signed to do honors in 
this field for 1939-40 than for 1938-39. 

Decrease in registrations in the language 
and literature division was centered largely 
in English, which slipped from an enroll- 
ment of 517 last year to one of 447 this 
spring, although ii was second only to 
political science in number of majors, 
and first in candidates for the honors 
degree with nineteen. Latin exhibited 
the only appreciable gain in registration 
among the languages, going from five 
last year to twenty-one this year. 

Honors Men Show Rise of 17 

Candidates for the degree with honors 

in 1939 and 1940 totalled 105, as compared 

to last year's figure of eighty-eight. After 

English, history was second with fifteen 

(Continuttd on Seventh Page) 



Faculty House Is Open 
For Students Sunday 

Members of the faculty will be 
given an opportunity to inspect house- 
party pulchritude .Sunday afternoon 
when they hold open house at their 
sanctum sanclorum, the new I'aculty 
House. At this first undergraduate 
receiJtion the entire facilities of the 
Inilhling will be at the disposiil of 
studeiits and their guests from 3:30 to 
5:30. 

The inxitation to see one of the most 
completely furnished faculty houses 
in the country is extended in particu- 
lar to juniors and seniors this week, 
but any one will Ije welcome. Again 
on next Sunday the house will 
be open during the afternoon, this 
time particularly for freshmen and 
soi)homores. 



Liberals Give Way to Weekend 
Houseparty Activities With 457 
Girls Here to Decorate Campus 



Old Opera House Sees Last Houseparty Production 



Aaronson's Two 
4-Baggers Sink 
Ball Team, 7-3 

Wesleyan First Baseman, 
with 3 Runs Driven in, 
Leads Cardinal Attack 



Bush Knocks Triple 

By Robert F. Jordan, 2nd, '41 
Sam Aaronson, Wesleyan first baseman, 
threw a monkeywrench into Charlie 
Caldwell's Little Three plans, Thursday, 
slamming out two terrific home runs to 
pace the Cardinals to a 7-3 decision over 
the Purple nine at Middletown. 

.•^aronson'stwotelling blows proved to be 
the Alpha and Omega ol the Wes victory. 
The first, good lor two second inning runs, 
gave Huff Hadley a bad impression of the 
Wesleyan batting order and set the tempo 
for the remainder of the game. His 
second fourmaster, which came in the one- 
run eighth, finished things off and added a 
touch of finality to the Middletown pro- 
ceedings. 

This Wesleyan victory, added to their 
7-6 win over Amherst Saturday, gives 
the Little Three series a definite reddish 
tinge and may allow them to coast home 
unmolested if Amherst and Williams split 
their two-game fracas. 

Three Errors Handicap Huff 

Huff Hadley started and finished for 
the I'urple. The tall righthander gave up 
twelve hits, fanned six and walked none. 
\'et the Williams ace again failed to 
approach his form of List siiring, and three 
(Continued on Filth Page) 




Sports, Drama, 
Dances Assure 
3 Day Success 

Ten Squads Play 13 Games; 
8 Big-Name Orchestras 
Perform in Fraternities 



Scene from Hith Tor. Left to Right: John W. Notman '41 as Van Dorn, Mrs. Clarence 
C Chaffee as Judith, and Thomas H. Lena '41 as The Indian. 



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Critic Lauds Handling of Risky 'High Tor^ 



'Record^ Discovers Baxter's Double Tending 
Saratoga Bar; $5 Reward for Snapshot! 



By Alexander R. Johnston '41 
If, during the stress of houseparties, 
anyone takes the pledge because of seeing 
two President Baxters, reassure him, for 
it's only Frank De Santis getting his 
eleventh hour instructions. 

Every man in the public eye today has 
his double, hired to substitute for him at 
tedious formal functions. 11 Duce, Hitler, 
and Stalin all have their twins, finding 
these second stringers invaluable especially 
when any element of personal risk is 
present. 

What dangers the future holds for the 
President of Williams are not clear, but 
The Record offers a standing reward of 
♦5 for a clear, reprintable photograph of 
the proprietor of Saratoga's Hotel De 
Santis. Add ten pounds around the middle 
plus an expression of geniality to make the 
likeness complete. 
May B« Found at TruatM Meeting 
A photo of Frank De Santis presiding 
at his bar is preferred, but camera fiends 
will be offered ample opportunity to cash 
in this weekend. He will unquestionably 
be m town leaving Williams President free 
to attend ball games while his double 
holds the fort at trustee meetings. 

1 Wo attempts have been made by daring 
newshawks to get the snapshot. In the 
company of an intrepid photographer, a 
reporter followed up one of the sizzling 
tips brought in by a spy system which first 
noticed a sudden, unaccountable coat of 



tan on President Baxter at one of the 
longer faculty teas. 

Three weeks ago the two stalwarts set | 
out to Saratoga where they found De 
Santis, uninformed by counter-espionage, 
sitting on his front porch thinly disguised 
in a chef's outfit. He served up his usual 
beer, nine tenths foam, one tenth true 
brew, and immediately suspecting his 
visitors, put on a fake Italian accent. 

Standing behind his frowzy bar, he 
launched into a doleful account of his mis- 
fortunes, so obviously false that the hawks 
faced him with their knowledge. He 
blanched and they followed up this open- 
ing gambit with a demand for a posed 
picture. Palpably acting under orders 
from The Boss, De Santis cringed, said 
he had never had his picture taken and 
didn't intend to start then. ; 

Temporarily balked of their prey, the i 
hawks left in a new 1939 Huff, and drove 
by as De Santis feigned interest in a pass- 
ing train, snapping two likenesses. Un- 
fortunately the distance and speed of the 
vehicle blurred the prints hopelessly. 

This week, the indomitable hawks tried 
again. De Santis, who tries to conceal a 
razor-like mentality, thin as a string, be- 
hind a dead pan, pretended not to recog- 
nize the reporter, who went in alone, leav- 
ing his photographer poised in the car for 
a flash bulb picture if and when De Santis 
came out. 

(CoaUnued oB SeTenth Peqe) 



By Hallett D. Smith 
Assistant Professor of English 

Cap and Bells juggled with eggs Thurs- 
day night in the old Opera House and 
broke only a few. On the whole it was a 
dazzling and impressive sight. The organ- 
ization and its director are to be praised 
for trying anything so risky as Maxwell 
Anderson's High Tor. It is a play by an 
e,\-English teacher, full of watered down 
Shakespeare, liip Van Winkle, and vaude- 
ville sure-fire comedy, but the present 
production showed that it also has some 
atmospheric beauty, characterization, 
and effective satire. 

First praise goes to the settings; Cap 
and Bells has shown that it deserves and 
will know how to use the marvellous 
facilities of the new theater. The storm was 
beautifully managed, the rocks were well 
designed, and useful in giving different 
levels for acting, and the shovel was so 
well made that even when it broke nobody 
was killed. 

Rossell Had 'Flair' and 'Gusto' 

The acting was uneven, but there were 
enough really good bits to justify the 
applause of a full house on Thursday night. 
John Notman and Mrs. Bloedel preserved 
the dreamy atmosphere of their romantic 
sceiTes; tliey both showed the confidence 
and ease of experienced actors. Moose 
Rossell was superb. He carried his part 
with more flair and gusto than anyone 
else in the cast. Allan Neal's interpretation 
of the Judge's role was original and imag- 



inative, combining the 'slop tied up with 
a string' of the character with a vague 
dazed look and manner which made him 
genuinely comic. Whittemore was sharp 
and effective contrast to his brother rat; 
he paced his comebacks well, and the 
hard nasal he used was perfect against 
Neal's wistful whine. Mrs. Chaffee looked 
the part, listened well, (thereby contribu- 
ting in an important way to the success of 
Notman and Rossell) and she spoke her 
lines convincingly. 

Flowers' Timing Excellent 

There was some difficulty with Ander- 
son's verse, and by difficulty I mean the 
elementary matter of speaking it so that 
the audience can hear and understand 
what you are saying. Mrs. Bloedel and 
Lena, who played a plausible Indian, 
still have something to learn about the 
speaking of verse on the stage. 

The minor characters were well played 
and scenes in which the stage was full of 
them showed the usual skillful arrange- 
ment of figures and timing that we have 
come to take for granted in Mr. Flowers' 
productions. The costumes and makeup 
were above the usual Cap and Bells 
standard. 

Perhaps my criticism has been too sober. 
1 do not mean to leave the impression 
that the evening was dull. It was all good 
fun. The entertainers have successfully 
bridged the gap between a weekend of 
liberalism and a weekend of libertinism. 



16 Houses Will 
Join in College 
Singing Friday 

Groups of 20 to Render 
Two Selections Apiece 
At Lab Campus Affair; 
Dickerson '40 in Charge 



The lab campus will resound to the 
harmonies of an All College Sing after 
supper on Friday, May 19, if tentative 
plans materialize for the sixteen social 
units to join in a spirited and non-competi- 
tive gathering. An innovation for Williams 
to be designed after the famous University 
of Chicago interfraternity sings, the 
affair is in charge of an Undergraduate 
Council committee consisting of Willard 
D. Dickerson, John B. C.unter, and 
Charles L. Kaulmann, '40. 

The sing is a result of a demand on the 
(CratlBned on ItghUi Page) 



From The Fence 



Tony Manero may have the greatest 
feet, but with those folks who are in the 
know and really have all their marbles, 
there ain't no doubt who has the biggest 
hands in the game. Seaweed Sewards, 
otherwise known as the Stylist because 
he plays basketball as though his sus- 
penders were buttoned to his garters, is 
the gent at whom they all gape with won- 
der and admiration when anybody drops 
a word about hands. Ask him to tell you 
about the time Sammy Snead stood dumb- 
founded for five minutes as he gazed in 
awesome admiration at that great pair of 
iTiits. Finally he blurted out, "It's amazing. 
The greatest hands 1 ever saw." 

Long hours at the books and over papers 
for Mr. Comer have changed them from 
their willowly summer form to somewhat 
gnarled and homy, but just let him get out 
on the links regularly and they'll get back 
in shape. The Stylist plays in the circuit 
lor the Psi U's. In their game with the 
(iarfs the other day with the score 6-5 
(ContlBBed ob Thifd Page) 



Bolster Has ^Bunly' 

Friday, May 12 — Williamstowii will be- 
come the Coney Island of the Bcrkshires to- 
day when evcr>' conceivable form of under- 
graduate diversion, amusement, recreation 
and entertainment will be exhaustively 
performed for and by students in the 
company of their 457 officialK- tabulated 
guests. 

Thursday night. Cap and Hells' success- 
ful presentation of Maxwell .Anderson's 
'High Tor' touched off a Chinese fire 
cracker string of festivities which will 
continue at a headlong pace till a late 
Sunday night curfew rings down the cur- 
tain on Williams 1939 edition of Spring 
Houseparties. 

Tonight, before big name orchestras 
inaugurate eight house dances, weekend 
guests will have their final opportunity 
to see a houseparty production in the Old 
Opera House. Next year's visitors will 
assist in the dedication of the new .Adams 
Memorial Theater. 

Vermont Remains Conservative 
Nearly half a thousand girls from thirty 
states of the union, with one from London, 
and another from Manchester, England, 
will be present. New York State leads the 
roster with 137 representatives, while 
Massachusetts follows with 45, and Con- 
necticut and Pennsylvania are next with 
39 and 30, respectively. Maine and Ver- 
mont remain conservative with one lone 
inhabitant apiece attending. 

Sixteen dances counting both nights, and 
twelve athletic contests, one more than 
last year, will feature a mammoth list of 
attractions. An alumni lacrosse game late 
Sunday afternoon will swell the sports 
roster to thirteen. 

Milham Is Reticent 
Front lawns will be turned over to soft- 
ball games, with innumerable picnics 
(ConUnued on Fifth Page) 



Weekend Rules Are 
Announced by U. C. 

Dormitories Will Be Open 
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
for Houseparty Guests 



Friday. May 12- — The Undergraduate 
Council, in an announcement by its 
president Andrew H. L. Anderson '40, 
revealed yesterday the official rules 
governing Houseparty weekend. The most 
important change in the regulations over 
those published last year is the temporary 
revision of the college rule regarding 
entertainment of girls in dormitories.^^ 

While there is no abrogation of the 
regulation requiring students to gain 
permission from the dean's office to 
entertain feminine guests in college- 
owned rooms, the period in which this 
w ill be permitted has been changed. As a 
result dormitories will be open to guests 
from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., instead of 
the 1:00 p m. to 6:00 p.m. the period 
heretofore stipulated. 

.At the same time that he revealed the 
council's action, Anderson added that 
"all driving and parking on the grass or 
sidewalks is absolutely forbidden, and it is 
asked that particular care be taken of 
fraternity lawns this weekend." • | 

The following regulations for house- 
parties have been drawn up and approved 
(Coaiuaed ea IWh Page) 



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THE WILLIAMS RECOKl), SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1939 



New York Heads List of Representatives With 137 



Alpha Delta Phi The Misses Ghierstien Foshay, Port 

The Misses Margaret Allen, Newton Chester, N. Y.; Phyllis Greenleaf, New 



Center; Betsy Brewer, Boston; Maria 
May Burroughs, Richmond, Va.; Betty 
Davis, Middletown, Conn.; Mary Augusta 
Frost, Norwalk, Conn.; Caroline George, 
Baltimore, Md.; Sally Hitchcock, Bristol, 
Conn.; Viola James, Charlotte, N. C; 
Madeline Kilvert, Providence, R. 1.; 
Anne McNamara, Buffalo, N. Y.; Esther 
Merchant, Boston; Margery Michelson, 
Minneapolis, Minn.; Mary -Louise 
Mitchell, Cleveland, Ohio; Ann Stoughton, 
St. Louis, Mo.; Betty Troxell, Bronxville, 
N. v.; Katherine Urgan, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Beta Theta Pi 

The Misses Ellen Barnet, New York 
City; Ethel Bornhofft, Belmont; Terry 
Bull, Montclair, N. J.; Jeanne BuUwinkle, 
New York City; Peggy Carpenter, Minn- 
eapolis, Minn.; Mary Cotton, Newburgh, 
N. Y.; Ann Cox, Sparrow Point, Md.; 
Beatrice Dodd, Glen Ridge, N, J.; 
Margaret Flagg, Lakewood, Ohio; Mary 
Ellen Forbes, Belmont; Jean Gyson, 
Belmont; Gurrie Hammond, New York 
City; Lois Higgins, Old Greenwich, Conn.; 
Ruth Le.stor, Weehawken, N. J.; Nancy 
Lindsey, Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Vir- 
ginia McConnell, Newtonville; Jane New- 
hall, Willianistown; Mary Jane Kappered, 
Omaha, Nob.; Sandy MclJonald, West 
Hartford, Conn.; Peggy Reeves, Passaic, 
N. J.; Virginia Rector, Morristown, N. J. 
Marguerite Reiber, New York City; 
Carter Rosseil, Staten Island, N. Y.; 
Betty Jean Shelton, Reading, Pa.; Vir- 
ginia Southgate, Auburndale; Alice Steph- 
ens, Brewster, N. Y.; Edith Taylor, 
Chestnut Hill, Pa.; Barbara Waite, New 
Rochelle, N. Y. 

Chi Psi 

The Misses Jean Andrews, Cleveland, 
Ohio; Harriet Bontecu, Millbrook, N. Y.; 
- Pamela Brinton, New York City; Marjorie 
Brown, Sewickley, Pa.; Mary Elizabeth 
Campbell, Pittsburg, Pa.; Jean Davidson, 
Staten Island, N. Y.; Eugenie Dunn, 



Canaan, Conn.; Adele Griffin, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; Cynthia Haskell, Boston; 
Hope Henshaw, Short Hills, N. J.; 
Barbara Homer, Newton; Betty Jones, 
New York City; Janet Jones, Corning, 
N. v.; Katherine Jones, Glen Cove, N. Y.; 
Barbara Messenger, Hartford, Conn.; 
Patty Prescott, Westminster, Md.; Eliza- 
beth Price, New York City; Patsy Rich- 
mond, Northampton; Emily Schweppe, 
New Canaan, Conn.; Ann Wilson, Scars- 
dale, N. Y.; Natalie Wood, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Eleanor Wynne, New York City. 
Delta Upsilon 

The Misses Ann Adams, North Adams; 
Betty Beckwith, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Eleanor 
Bosworth. Denver, Colorado; Winifred 
Boyce, Forest Hills, N. Y.; Jean Carpenter, 
New Rochelle, N. Y. ; Patricia Early, 
Sweetbriar, Va.; Mary Jo Finucane, 
Rochester, N. Y.; Justine Fletcher, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; Barbara Hallbrook, New 
Haven, Conn.; Sue Holsey, Springfield; 
Helen Jasper, Hempstead, N. Y.; Peggy 
Kellog, Kansas City, Mo.; Margaret 
Kroehle, Warren, Ohio; Patricia Nasher, 
Chicago, III.; Marjorie Scott, Forest Hills, 
N. Y.; Jane Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; Helen 
Tucker, Rochester, N. Y.; Gloria 
Watkins, Detroit, Mich. 

Garfield Club 

The Misses Peggy Allen, Newton; 
Betty Bartle, Troy, N. Y.; Rita Bartle, 
Troy, N. Y.; Elsie Beaton, Northampton; 
Benita Beck, New York City; Louise 
Belcher, Ridgewood, N. J.; Natalie Bell, 
Winnetka, III.; Frances Bingeman, 
Rochester, N. Y.; Audrey Bradford, 
Evanston, 111.; Helen Brock, Port Wash- 
ington, N. Y.; Mona Brown, New York 
City; Dorothy Bruning, Saratoga Springs, 
N. Y.; Betsy Butler, Rydol, Pa.; Jean 
Byrd, Mountain, Ky. ; Hope Campbell, 
Troy, N. Y. ; Doris Carlson, Jamestown, 
N. Y.; Thalia Carter, Shaker Heights, 
Ohio; Jeanette Casey, Natick; Betty 



Morrison. Winnetka, 111.; Sue Senter, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Martha Ann Shaft, 
Indianapolis, Ind.; Sue Tobler, New 
Haven, Conn.; and Frances Winans, 
Greenwich, Conn. 

Phi Gamma Delta 

The Misses Connie Ackerman, Urbana, 
Ohio; Diana Allyn, Waterfield, Conn.; 
June Christine Barit, Detroit, Mich.; 
Barbara Behre, New Haven, Conn.; 
Hetty Bixby, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Virginia 
Bonnet, Columbus, Ohio; Nancy Clark, 
Belmont; Dorothy Cowardin, Richmond, 
Va.; Chirley Cowell, Miami, Fla.; Curie 
Eggena, New York City; Jane Ell'ithorp, 
Canojaharie, N. Y.; Sylvia Griffith, 
Indianapolis, Ind.; Barbara Hitchings, 
Maplewood, N. J.; Mary James, Sweet- 
briar, Va.; Susie Jameson, Indianapolis, 
Ind.; Betty Kane, Montclair, N. J.; 
Barbara Kerr, Yonkers, N. Y.; Martha 
Knight, Princeton, N. J.; Jea,, Mc- 
Geachin, Mamaroneck, N. Y.; Carolyn 
Lansing, St. Louis, Mo.; Olive McElwain, 
Belmont; Joanne Moody, Saritoga 



Springs, N. \'., Ele inor Blake Mumford, 
Providence, R. I.; Jane O'Brien, New 
Bedford; Marjorie Koss, Milton; Kay 
Slyfield, Briarcliff Manor, N.V:; Barbara 
Willson, Barrington, 111.; Dorothy Wilson, 
Willianistown; Jean Wood, Bennington, 
Vt. 

Phi Sigma Kappa 

The Misses Barbara Andrews, Hartford, 
Conn.; Millicent Arthurs, Niagara Falls, 
N. Y.; Barbara Catty, Stamford, Conn.; 
Dorothy Doan, Midland, Mich.; Jane 
Findlay, Niagara Falls, N. Y.; Jane Foster, 
Noble, Pa.; Patricia Empey, New York 
City; Harriet Grannis, Greenwich, Conn.; 
Helen Hadley, Cambridge; Dorothy Hals- 
dorf, Slingerlands, N. Y.; Elizabeth 
Kocthen, Niagara Falls, N. Y.; Miriam 
Lancaster, New Rochelle, N. Y.; Ruth 
Langford, Yonkers, N. Y.; Jean Malone, 
Bri.stol, Conn.; Alice Pearson, Scarsdale, 
N. Y.; Shirley Pratt, East Orange, N. J.; 
Margaret Price, Omaha, Neb.; Clay 
Shannon, Mt. Ivrisco, N. Y.; Frances 
Simpkins, Boston; Caroline Smythe, East 



Orange, N. J.; Grace Tiffany, Wiiisted 
Conn.; Perlee Walradt, Columbus, Ohio- 
Grace White, Dallas, Texas; Sally With, 
ington, Baltimore, Md.; and Mary Jane 
Young, St. Louis, Mo. 

Pai Upsilon 
The Misses Virginia Balke of Indian, 
apolis, Indiana; Caroline Collins, Fort 
Worth, Tex., Marilyn Cook, New Rochelle, 
N. Y.; Patricia Delaney, Merion, Pa. 
Paula Dodge, Warwick Neck, R. I, 
Frances Edwards, Syracuse, N, V, 
Josephine Holmes, Los Angeles, Calif. 
Cathryn Jones, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Nancy 
Lee Keith, Portland, Maine; Dorothy 
Kitchell, Evanston, 111.; Muriel Larson, 
Staten Island, N. Y. ; Betty Morton, Oak 
Park, 111.; Ruth Murphy, South Orange, 
N. J.; Jeanne Murray, Brooklyn, N. Y.- 
Patricia Murray, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Edith 
Russell, Bronxville, N. Y.; Marilyn Smith, 
Eastchester, N. Y.; Susan Snyder, Minn- 
eapolis, Minn.; Lucille Webb, Syracuse, 
N. Y.; Elizabeth Weeks, Glastonburg, 
(ConHnuwl on Third Pag*) 



Darien, Conn.; Gloria Eksergina, Phila- ! Chambers, Rochester, N. Y.; Betty 



delphia, Pa.; Christine Fillmore, New 
York City; Catherine George, Providence, 
R. I.; Alice Greff, Winnetka, 111.; Shirley 
Foote, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Jean Pat 
Hammer, New York City; Mary Haviland, 
Hariforil. 'Conn.; Jean Hobart, Kansas 
Ckv. M" Alice Lyman, Minneapolis, 
.Mioi..; ?>', -y McClintock, Denver, Colo.; 
SuzaiiiiL Joble, Elmira, N. Y.; Ruth 
Pendergast, Cleveland, Ohio; Ellen Rahle, 
Coliuiibu--., Ohio; Virginia Reynolds, Minn- 
eapolis, Minn.; Hulda Rhodes, Kansas 
City, Mo.; Betty Jane Ross, Columbus, 
Ohio; Mary Adelaide Rozella, Portland, 
Me. ; Shirley Ann Sawyer, Kansas City, 
Mo.; Jean Shehee, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Grace 
Tippett, Baltimore, Md.; Margot Webbe, 
Winnetka, 111.; and Anne Williams, 
Scranton, Pa. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 

The Misses Eleanor Ainslee, Pough- 
keepsic, N. Y.; Barbara Briggs, North- 
ampton; Virginia Creigh, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y.; Martha Fairback, St. Louis, Mo.; 
Mary Fine, Northampton; Connie Fox, 
Bennington, Vt.; Lucille Freeman, Briar- 
cliff, N. Y.; Marrianne Goodwin, North 
Adams; Ruth Hargreaves, Bloomfield 
Hills, Mich.; Mary Annis Haskell, 
Worcester; Hope Jerome, Farmington, 
Conn.; Helen Keeler, Bennington, Vt.; 
Lucy Jane Keeler, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Betsy 
Lowe, Englewood, N. J.; Barbara Mason, 
North.impton; Celeste Orteig, Pelham, 
N. Y.; Eleanor Palbot, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y.; Jenny Prosser, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
Phyllis Richard, New York City; Betty 
Sage, Birmingham, Mich.; Mario Louise 
Stafford, Wellesley; Margaret Van Dusen, 
Swarthmore, Pa.; Libby Wardcll, North- 
ampton; Prudence Wellman, Bryn Mawr, 
Pa.; Polly White, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; 
and Kay Wyman, Bennington, Vt. 
Delta Phi 

The Misses Sally Ballard, Hartford, 
Conn.; Elinor Barrett, Stamford, Conn.; 
Betsy Bohrer, New York City; Barbara 
Bull, Pelham, N. Y.; Anne Bullard, 
Walpole; Margarctta Burleigh, Merion, 
Pa.; Margot Burnett, Buffalo, N. Y.; 
Marie Cassard, Hobokcn, N. J.; Betsy 
Heisler, Albany, N. Y.; Anne Morgan, 
Albany, N. Y.; Jean Parry, Boston; Nora 
Perkins, Chicago, 111.; Betty Pratt, 
Annapolis, Md.; Judy Preston, Indian- 



Chapin, Rochester, N. Y.; Ann Cook, 
Worcester; Priscilla Cruickshank, Merion, 
Pa.; Shirley Dothier, New York City; 
Jane Ellisaie, Belmont, N. Y.; Louise 
Garfield, Concord; Peggy Gregware, Troy, 
N. Y.; Joanna Haight, New Lebanon, 
N. Y.; Nancy Hayden, VV^'oming, N. Y.; 
Jane House, Mercersburg, Pa.; Josephine 
Iglauer, Cincinnati, Ohio; Betty Leonard, 
Rockvillc, Conn.; Ann Lounsbury, 
Rochester, N. Y.; Anne Minneman, 
Columbus, Ohio; Marie Louise Mitchell, 
Yonkers, N. Y.; Rosetta Mitchell, 
Yonkers, N. Y.; Frances Neyland, Wil- 
liamstown; Harriet Norton, Willianistown; 
Sue Oppenheimer, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
Marjorie Parker, Hartford, Conn.; Libby 
Rausch, Newton Center; Betty Ann 
Rosenbaugh, E. Cleveland, C; Peggy 
Ross, BriggsviUe; Natalie Russell, New- 
ington. Conn.; Clara Sage, Hartford, 
Conn.; Joan Savage, Ithaca, N. Y.; 
Janet Sharp, Troy, N. Y.; Joan Schieir, 
Albany, N. Y.; Ruth Seeley, Middletown, 
N. Y.; Mary Sherlock, Bloomfield, N. J.; 
Clothilde Sinclair, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
Sylvia Speigal, Plattsburg, N. Y.; Gcne- 
veive Stever, Johnstown, Pa.; Elaine 
Surut, New York City; Virginia Swain, 
Boston; Barbara Swain, West Hartford, 
Conn.; Marvel Taberski, Plattsburg, N. Y. 
Elizabeth Wallace, Merion, Pa.; Jane 
Ward, Boston; Charlotte Watson, 
Chicago, 111.; Frances Watson, New 
Rochelle, N. Y.; Anne Webb, Haddon- 
lield, N. J.; Cynthia Whitbeck, Long 
Island, N. Y.; Lucy Williams, Exeter, 
N.H., Katharine Woods, Winchester. 
Kappa Alpha 
The Misses Minii Alexander, Green- 
wich, Conn.; Betty Batcheller, Albany, 
N. Y.; Mary Beers, Atlanta, Ga.; Betty 
Blanchard, Ardsley-on-Hudson, N. Y.; 
Mary Boardman, Haverhill, Mass.; Loiiise 
Bowen, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; Amy 
Bowles, San Francisco, Cal.; Lucille Cope, 
New York City; Eunice Edwards, Green- 
wich, Conn.; Nancy Quakenboss, Albany, 
N. Y.; Carolyn Hart, Washington, D C; 
Olive Perry, Brookline; Nancy Scar- 
borough, Englewood, N. J.; Polly Spear, 
Brookline; Margot White, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Joan Wilkinson, Washington, D. C; 
Sally Wright, St Louis, Mo. 

Phi Oalta Theta 

The Misses Marjorie Banta, London, 




apolis, Ind.; Jane Reade, Montclair, N. J.; i 

Evelyn Robinson, Peekskill. N. Y.; Helen I Engla^nd; Fror'ence""B'o^ker,Touisville, Ky • 
Savacool, Summit, N. J.; Ann Seguin, I Betsy Brown, Teaneck, N. J.; Katie 

Clemmens, Richmond, Va.; Dorothy 



New York City; June Sprccher, Ardmore, 



Pa.; Nancy Swan, New York City; 
Nancy Twitchcll, Haddonfield, N. J.; 
Helen Vogel, Bridgeport. Conn.; Joy 
Wingate, Newton Centre; and Polly 
Wycoff, Poughkeepsie, N. \. 
Delta Pai 



Hanna, Detroit, Mich.; Barbara Fuller, 
New Bedford; Martha Griffith, Lowville, 
N. Y.; Patricia Hastings, Erie, Pa.; Carol 
Jones, Philadelphia, Pa.; Janie Laniberton, 
Westficld, N. J.; Valinda Lewis, Washing- 
ton, D C; Ruth Macfarlanc, Lowanda, 



The Misses Helen Adams, Albany, I Pa.; Marjorie Parker, Hartford, Conn.; I 
N. Y.; Barbara Beyea, Englewood, N. J.; Joan Paterson, South Orange, N. J.; 
Mrs. H. B. Chess, III, Pittsburgh, Pa.; , Jeanne Poillon, New York City; Marjorie ' 



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—asks SHIRLEY KOSS, Paramount Picture star appearing in 
"Some Like It Hot". It must he a Palm Beach Suit he s 
wearing—he looks so smart and debonair. 

You're right, Miss Ross. He's one of the million who 
know that women prefer cool, well-groomed men. He 
takes the heat in stride -^and has that case and charm that 
go hand in hand with smart and comfortable grooming. 

To men who'd like to please a certain lady, may we 
suggest a visit here today. We're showing whites, blues, 
grays and tans -in the smartest of draped models for sports 
and business— and the new 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1939 



New York Heads List 

(ConUnu«d Irom Saooad Pag*) 
Conn.; Lottie Wischnieyer, Cleveland, 
Ohio. 

Sigma Phi 

The Misses Mariette Arguimbeau, Glen- 
brook, Conn.; Audrey Bibby, New York 
City; Margaret Biddle, St. Davids, Pa.; 
Margery Bursley, Ann Arbor, Mich.; 
Miriam Dodge, San Francisco, Cal.; Mary 
Draper, Brooklyn, New York; Mary 
Earle, Brooklyn, New York; Mary 
Ferguson, Buffalo, New York; Mary 
Gillman, Boston; Elizabeth Gorham, 
Pittsfield; Anne Holt, New York City; 
Joan Kastner, Montclair, New Jersey; 
Charlotte Knapp, Maplewood, New 
Jersey; Eluned McLaren, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
Helene Messer, Waban; Barbara Claire 
Newell, Ogdensburg, N. Y.; Audry Oakley, 
Greenwich, Conn.; Jane O'Connor, Hart- 
ford, Conn.; Marian Palmer, Albany, 
N. Y.; Ruth Shaw, Fairfield, Conn,; 
Louise Will, Rochester, N. Y.; and Anita 
Willis, Great Neck, Long Island. 
Theta Delta Chi 

The Misses Zoe Andel, Shrevesport, 
La.; Susan Annett, Moorestown, N. J.; 
Cathie Bailey, New York City; Jean 
Balph, Shaker Heights, Ohio; Nancy 
Boyle, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; Bunny 
Burgess, West Hartford, Conn.; Helen 
Carrier, Brevand, N. C; Lucy Clark, 
Utica, N. Y.; Isabel Crouse, Utica, N. Y.; 
Virginia Ellis, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Katherine 
English, Brevand, N. C; Mandy Gates, 
Scarsdale, N. Y.; Clara Gebhard, Auburn, 
N. Y.; Evelyn Gottschalk, Scarsdale, 
N. Y.; Barbara GriflSn, Montclair, N. J.; 
Betty Hale, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Barbara 



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SETTING THE STAGE 

Chaperon (A) conies down stairs for "one last look around", and looses balance on 
False Step (B), falling on Teeter-Board (C), and causing Weight (D) to strike Grea- .' 
Board (E) which causes Circus Music Record (F) to travel down Slide (G) and land ,i 
turntable of Phonograph (H). Meanwhile Weight (D) has fallen onto Platform (I) 
which pushes Phonograph Arm (J) down on Record (F). Midget Acrobat (K) standing 
on Platform (L) hears Circus Music, and thinking it the signal for his act to start, 
leaps for Trapeze (M) which is attached to Chandelier (N). This causes Chandelier, 
Midget, and Trapeze to come crashing to the ground with a resounding thud, and 
thereby turning out the lights. Meanwhile Sliding Panel (O) rises, due to loss of 
Midget's weight, and Couch (P) slides out on rollers. We have now put the Chaperon 
out of commission for twenty-four hours, the lights for at least the same length of time, 
and have also supplied you with a nice soft roomy Couch. From now on Brother it's 
up to you — and if you can't make it now, then you never will! 



MailInwihif.s litrKivK Pikimpt ArreNnoN 

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Hauxhurst, Milwaukee, Wis.; Laura Lam- 
berton, Philadelphia, Pa.; Louise Lowry, 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; Faith B. Kenney, Me- 
thuen; Margery Maeder, Jamaica, Long 
Island; Frances Mapes, Minneapolis, 
Minn.; Debora McBriar, Tampa, Fla.; 
Mary Mink, Washington, D. C; Janet 
Muir, Pelham, N. Y.; Helen Neave, 
Cincinnati, Ohio; Dorothea Quackenbush, 
Utica, N. Y.; Edith Rodgers, New York 
City; Suzanne Ryan, Minneapolis, Minn.; 
Edna Taylor, Worcester; and Jerry 
Wheeler, Pasadena, Cal. 
Zeta Psi 
The Misses Henrietta M. Botsfout, 
Manchester, England; Constance Brom- 
ley, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Carol Chappell, 
New London, Conn.; Kathleen Cullen, 
Larchmont, N. Y.; Tony Ellis, Spokane, 
Wash.; Sue X. Froelichcr, Uarien, Conn.; 
Ann Greenwood, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Barbara 
Hamni, Scarsdale, N. Y.; Virginia Hobler, 
Stamford, Conn.; Doris Keefer, Chestnut 
Hill, Pa.; Rieta Lockwood, Manchester, 
N. H.; Carol M. McCoy, Bronxville, 
N. Y.; Mary F. Meredith, West Chester, 
Pa.; Hettie Joe Paull, Nanty Glow, 
West Va.; Barbara Pitt, Stamford, Conn.; 
Margaret Plunkctt, Pittsfield: Betty 
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land Park, 111.; Mary Ross, Greenwich, 
Conn.; Mona Schmid, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
Gene Scott, Yonkers, N. Y.; Barbara 
Simond, Rye, N.Y.; Anne Swift, Whitins- 
ville; Jeanne Taylor, Rye, N. Y. ; Stephanie 
Townsend, Boston; and Nancy Troxell, 
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FROM THE FENCE 



(ConUBiMd irom Tint Faoa) 

against them with two men on and two 
away, he came to the plate. He described 
I the situation later, 'I grabbed the bat 
I with my hands and had it completely 
j covered. There was hardly an inch of 
1 hickory showing, but all 1 could do was 
I ground weakly to third." That gave the 
Clubbers the game. 

Unidentified Bete on The Mound 
Double D Buddington twirled the Dekes 
to their fourth win of the season Wednes- 
day when they blanked the Zetes 11-0. 
I A lot of these scalps have been hung up 
I because of the batting of Bob Keller. 
They say he has some phenomenal average 
by this time, being somewhere around .800. 
About the same time the Kaps were 



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The Betas had an unidentified mound 
artist, whom we shall call George, in the 
I game. His was the greatest arm that has 
been seen in the Berkshires since Jacques, 
Middlebury's catcher left. Jacques was 
the chap who had to relay the ball to the 
pitcher and then to second, or it would 
look as though he were putting up to the 
base. Perhaps George needs to be farmed 
out another year or two in the bush 
leagues. 

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Vol. 53 



May 13, 1«3> 



No. IS 



THE DYNAMISM OF THE LIBERAL ARTS 




Once again we xxxxxx welcom * « spring -?/ 
We weScoiiie House «parties, tt, too 
Now is the XX tim9 to 

welcom « * girls 

eataoiii slirdlu SSS etaoiii .shrdlii 



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LET JOY BE UNREFINED 

(If this stiifT scans, it's not my fault). 

Come, scliolars, put away the hooks, 
.Stop pondering in dusty nooks. 
Take your no.se from olT the grindstone. 
This weekend let your mind alone. 

Tell profs assignments aren't quite fair, 
Defy them and be nasty if you dare. 
The problems of the world can wait, 
Come out and get yourselves a date. 

The town's in festive mood tonight. 
And one or two guys might get tight. 
Hang out the bunting, light the flares. 
Let's dance and sing and fall down stairs. 

Bring giris of diverse shapes and sizes '■ ,- 

Who do not mind how drunk their guys is. 

Tall girls, thin girls, •■ .- 

Scotch girls, gin girls, • • ■ 

Glum girls, talky girls, ' ' "" •' 

Round girls, gawky girls, 

Gay bedizened or undersizened 

Modern, old-fashioned, petit or fat, 

And one or two worth staring at. ■- : 

The common denom. of all who come 

Love and aflfection for demon rum. 

Here's to Bolster, Bridgman, and Louis Bleau. 
Set 'em up, boys, say six in a row. 
Go hide. Chief Royal, your head in the sand; 
This party 'II be more than you can stand. 

Here's to ball games, track meets, and also High Tor 
Incidental to parties if drinking's a bore. 
Here's to swing bands, too, and picnics many, 
And beer that's drunk till there! sn't any. 

Thirty days hath September, 
An<l the rest [ don't remember. 
Houseparties come but once a year; 
So pass me that gin. George, what the hell 
are we waiting for. 

Muse 



By Joseph E. Johnson 

No one interested in education can remain long in Williams- 
town without becoming conscious of the prominent place which 
the discussion group occupies in our curriculum. Faced with 
the choice between a lecture system and classroom discussion, 
the Williams faculty members, both as a body and as individuals 
in charge of courses, have insisted on the necessity of discussions 
at all levels of instruction. This practice, while not unique, is 
different from that at many institutions, which rely largely on 
lectures, except in freshman year and in courses with limited 
enrollment. 

Coming to Williams as I did from colleges of that type, I was 
at first uncertain of the value of the methods used here, but after 
nearly three years I have become a vehement advocate of the 
Williams system. I believe it is worthwhile to tell the reasons for 
my own conviction; worthwhile because the system is occa- 
sionally challenged on the campus, and worthwhile because my 
remarks may impress upon some students a greater apprecia- 
tion of a blessing which they enjoy. 

By discussion groups I most emphatically do not refer to 
verbal quiz sections. Whatever advantage these may have in 
school, they do not belong in a liberal arts college. In a good 
discussion group the emphasis should be on careful analysis and 
synthesis, on elaboration, on the bases for value judgments, on 
the meaning and importance of ideas, and on eliciting from the 
students questioning of and disagreement with the instructor. 
In so far as the practice approximates the ideal as thus set forth 
— and I believe that at Williams it does so to a very large 
extent — this simple statement of the ideal is in itself ample 
justification of the method. But my case docs not rest there. 
For present purposes I want to buttress it by three agrumcnts 
(there are many more) which to me are conclusive. 

Faculty- Student Barrier Is Low 

At Williams we are proud of the fact that the inevitable 
barrier between faculty and undergraduates is not as high nor as 
formidable as in some other colleges. 1 wonder how conscious 
we are of the part that a system which permits give and take on 
intellectual matters within the classroom has played in reducing 
that barrier. No teacher whose function is to elicit questions 
from his students, to defend his theories from attack, and to 
challenge alternative hypotheses can possibly maintain for long 
the Olympian detachment, the majestic isolation, which pro- 
fessors who do nothing but lecture frequently achieve. The 
Williams professor is — he must be — a man, not a demi-god. 
And it is important that classroom discussion encourages under- 
standing and friendship, not on the lower levels of social and 
athletic interests, but on the level of intellect, of that aspect of 
man with which the college is concerned. 

Last fall Mr. Lerncr, talking to the members of the Faculty 
Club, urged the necessity of practicing democracy in the class- 
room. 1 agree. And 1 contend that our Williams method of 
teaching is essentially democratic; it furnishes wifle opportunity 
for the exchange of ideas, it teaches respect for the opinions of 
others, it demands that theories be thoroughh- tested and (lis- j 
carded if — but only if — they are found wanting. This give and | 
take is at the very core of the democratic dogma, and if it is j 
well-learned in the classroom, the odds in favor of our .American [ 
democracy are lengthened. 

One last point. Kecently I had the not unusual experience 
of encountering a student in vigorous and vocal dissent from 
the argument 1 was developing in class. I later mentioned the 
incident to a colleague who, like me, had attended a college where 
lectures predominated. We agreed that student dissent, especial- 
outspoken disagreement, so common at Williams, is rare at 
those institutions where the lecture system holds sway, for that 
system, however valiantly wise instructors and bold under- 
graduates may try to combat its effects, tends to foster dogmatic 
asservation by the professors and meek acceptance by the under- 
graduates. 1 count that education well begun and that education- 
al ,syslem valuable in which meek acceptance is banished and 
disagreement cultivated. Therefore give me the Williams dis- 
cussion group, and, as Old Bill remarked, "If you knows ofa 
better 'ole, go to it." 



CALENDAR 



FRIDAY, MAY 12 
8:30 p.m. — Cap and Bells presents H/gA Tor by Maxwell .Ander- 
son. Old Opera House. 

SATURDAA", MA^■ U 
9:00 a. in. — \'arsity golf. Williams vi. Brown. New Haven, Conn. 

2:00 p.m. — \'arsity tennis. Williams vs. Wesleyan. Sage Courts. 

2:00 p.m. — Freshman Baseball. Williams vs. Wesleyan. Cole 
Field. 

2:00 p.m. — X'arsity golf. Wil iams vs. Harvard. New Haven, 
Conn. 

2:30 p.m. — Freshman tennis. Williams vs. Wesleyan. Lynde 
Lane Courts. 

3:00 p.m. — \'ar.sity baseball. Williams vs. \illanova. Weston 

Field. 

SUNDA^', MAY 14 
3:30 p.m. — Faculty House will be open to undergraduates and 

guests until 5:30 p.m. 

5:30 p.m.— Rev. Donald B. Aldrich, D.D., of New N'ork City, 
will give the sermon at the regular evening vesper service. 
Thompson Memorial Chapel. 

MONDAY, MAY l.S 
3:,TO p.m.— Freshman track. Little Three Meet. Middlctown, 
Conn 



Notice 

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make application for scholarships for the college year 1939-1940 
may obtain the necessary blanks from Mr. A. V. Osterhout at i 
5 Hopkins Hall. These must be returned, properly filled out, 
not later than May 20th. 



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Houseparty Rules 

(CoaUniMd iiom Flnt Pag*) 

liy the Undergraduate Council, and shall 
also apply to all Kuests of the college and 
the Alumni. 

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 at 
his house. 

2. There shall be gentlemanly conduct 
at all times in each house and at each 
party. 

3. A chaperone shall live at each inn, 
boarding house, or fraternity where girls 
are staying, and they shall be informed of 
the houseparty rules. 

4. Houses putting up girls must submit 
to the Undergraduate Council the 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 houseparties, 
the place where each shall stay, and the 
names of the chaperones not less than three 
days before houseparties. 

6. House chaperones shall be present 
at all times when girls are in the house, 
and shall not leave while the girls are 
living there. The chaperones must be 
present at the dances given by the house 
at which they are staying. 




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V. C.irls are allowed to be in the college 
dormitories from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., 
and at no other time. 

8. Any house convicted by the Under- 
graduate Council of violating these regula- 
tions shall forfeit the right to give house- 
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 Under- 
graduate Council, and if necessary, may be 
referred to the Conmiittee on Discipline 
of the College. 

y. A copy of these regulations shall be 
sent to all fraternities as well as to the 
places where girls are staying. 

Houseparty Activities 

(ConUnuwl bom Rnl Pagt) 
planned at the Tubbs and the Cascades, 
local beauty spots where swimming is also 
possible if Professor Milham's refusal to 
give a weather prediction is not based on 
pessimistic hurricane warnings. Lynde 
Lane's tennis courts will be open for use 
the entire three days, with Sage Courts 
available Sunday. 

Local hostels are filled to capacity and 
beyond with hammocks being hung in 
chimney nooks, and every couch appro- 
priated. The Haller and Williams Inns 
were sold out weeks ago, while boarding 
houses and overnight accommodations as 
as far away as Bennington are being 
utilized. 

Local entrepreneurs are turning them- 
selves inside out to catch their shares of 
houseparty funds hoarded for months in 
undergraduate penny banks. All clothing 
merchants report unprecedented records 
in sales of the latest spring toggery. 

Cal King, looking askance at rival 
entertainment at house dances, has in- 
stalled Shirley Temple in his movie 
palace. Cabe Prindle announces his 
establishment will hold open house as 
usual for the smart set, while both Louie 
Bleau and the College Lunch point to new 
refills of hot records in their nickelodeons. 

Joe Bolster's Braehead reports a special, 
five star Planter's Punch in addition to a 
husky-voiced chanteuse, Bundy, from a 
New York City cabaret. VVilliamstown's 
only bowling alleys rest contented on their 
monopolistic laurels, while Joe Gleason 
expects to draw crowds with his newly 
decorated, spand\- while College Pharm- 
acy. 

Top-billing on the list of informal events 
goes to the second annual tournament of 
the Creeping Bent Association, com- 
petitors of which will inject further 
novelty by usinj; their guests as caddies. 



FROM THE FENCE 



(Continued irom Third Page) 
The Chi f'sis were looking for a game 
Monday with the .Sigs, but the latter were 
fresh out of a stock of would be Ty Colihs 
and so they had to forfeit. The .A.D.'s 
had a bit of luck when they played the 
Theta Delts Monday and held them to 
three counters. It is the first game the 
opponents have been under a two figure 
score. The Phi Delts continued their 
winning streak trimming the Phi Sigs 8-.f, 
while the 1). U.'s whitewashed the Delta 

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(Continuwl bom Fint P«g«) 
costly errors behind him didn't help. 

Wesleyan hung olT until the second 
mnnig before warming up to her task. 
Murray, the Cardinal catcher, opened the 
rally with an outfield single and managed 
to reach second when Dave Kit/.gerald let 
the ball get away from him. Aaronson's 
first homer then accounted for the two 
runs. 

Meehon Doubles 

Williams got one of these back in the 
third. I.arry Durrell, playing right field 
for the first time this year, pumped a base 
hit to left. Nelligan came through with ■■'. 
second hit, followed by Shaun Meehan's 
double down the left field foul line scoring 
Durrell. 

The Cardinals came back with one in 
the third, but Williams tied the score 
temporarily in the fourth. Dave Fitz- 
gerald initiated this minor uprising when 
he beat out a drizzler to short. Hazard 
forced Fitzgerald at second. Frankie 
Browne injected a sharp single to right 
into the proceedings, sending Hazard to 
third ami then home when right fielder 
McKabe couldn't find the handle on the 
ball. 

Frank Bush continued this very short 
parade with the biggest Purple wallop of 
the day, a screaming triple into left field, 
pushing Browne across ahead of him. 
The Williams shortstop was nipped at 
home trying to make the all-important 
extra base. 

Wesleyan wasn't through, however. 
After seeing three perfectly good runs go 
to waste they proceeded to sew up the 
game for the second and last time. 

Dave Fitzgerald's second error gave 
them a start, Murray making first for the 
second time on such a play. After Hadley 
forced Coote to pop one to the outfield 
Peterson smacked a double to left scoring 
Murray. Jackson's single to center chased 
across number two for the inning before 
Hadley could fan Morningstar. 

Frank Bush's double and triple were the 
Williams highlights offensively. In the 
field, Bush's keystone partner, Frank 
Browne, gave proof that the second base 
problem has been permanently solved. 
Two startling catches, classy fielding 
around, and a solid single in the two-run 
fourth were Browne's contributions to a 
losing cause. 

The Summary: 



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Durrell. rf 
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Mcclian, c 
Hadley, p 
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Totals 
Williams 
Wesleyan 

Runs Batted in 
McKabe, Petersen, 



35 7 12 19 27 12 1 
001 20000 0—3 
2 1 2 1 1 x~-7 
— Moelian, Bush, Aaronson 3, 
Jackson, Daddario. 



Two-base hits— Bush, Median, Petersen. Three- 
base hit — Bush. Ilonie runs— Aaronson 2. Stolen 
bases — Kay, Morningstar. Sacrifice liit — Kay. 
Left on base — \\'illianis 8, Wesleyan 5. Base on 
balls — off Petersen J. Struck out — by Hadley 6, 
Petersen 5. Wild pitch — Petersen, Hadley. Passed 
ball — Meehan. I'mpircs — Miildoon and Corkins. 
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Track, Tennis Favored in Little Three Tilts Today 



Runners Invade 
Amherst Today 
For Title Meet 

Defense of Little Three 
Track Crown to Depend 
upon Outcome of Races 



Coan Is Sabrina Star 



Jeffs Slated to Win Shot, 
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Prognosticationa 
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If any of you can 
spare any time 
from the death- 
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what's in them, there are some excellent 
sporting opportunities on the docket this 
weekend. If you are sufficiently sure of 
your feminine ground you might risk 
osing her to a third baseman and go see 
Saturday's baseball game. 



Friday, May 12 — A Liitle Three track 
crown and two victory strings are the 
stakes this afternoon when Rog Moore 
leads the 1 939 Plansky aggregation onto 
the oval down at Amherst. The Sabrinas 
have not tasted defeat at home for eight 
seasons, and the last black mark on the 
Purple Escutcheon was a loss on that same 
track two years ago. 

On comparative records, the champion- 
ship, undefeated Ephnien should have 
the upper hand from the start, but once 
more victory will depend on how well 
they fare at the races. Most of the 
Sabrina strength is centered in their field 
event entries, and the Purple runners will 
have to pile up a heavy margin in order 
to tide the team over losses that face 
them in the field. 

Wesleyan has been the only common 
opponent, and the hosts bowed to the 
Cardinals 714-63^, while the Williams 
team took them into camp by a 70-65 
count. The Purple, moreover, have been 
beaten only once in the last three years, 
but the Sabrinas boast wins over Tufts, 
Brown, and Colgate in the current season. 

The standout of the hosts should be 
their three-event star, Pres Coan, who 
has won consistently in the shot put, 
discus, and high-jump. This six foot four 
incli, f"o-hundred pounder has taken at 
ieast Lwo 1 r h's three specialities in every 
meet ilii" siMSOn, and is an almost sure 
.;hot in all ihree today. Neither Pete 
Annable wor George Duncan have come 
close to his 47-foot puts or 12S-foot discus 
tosses all spring. He can also high-jump 
over the six-foot marker, which neither 
Ed Bartlett nor Dusty Surdam have 
reached. 

Real Threat in Half-Miler 

The outlook becomes brighter, however, 
when Plansky turns his eyes toward the 
running events where the Purple strength 
lies. Once more Johnny Oilman is 
slated to put on the best race of the day, 
when he tangles with Hank Prickett in 
the half, and if the Ephman can turn in 
the same sort of a race that he pulled out 
of the hat against Heermans Saturday, he 
(Continued on Seventh Page) 



Defeat or Wesleyan's Little Three win. 
Victory which gives her a clear minor 
league superiority with a 
7-6 win over Amherst, is a blow in more 
ways than one to the Purple nine. First, 
they lost, and second, they had to use 
their best pitcher to do it, leaving a poor 
selection ready for today's battle. 

Fortunately, Villanova is in the same 
dinghy, with two arch rivals, B.C. and 
Providence coming up Sunday and Mon- 
day. Their defeat of St. John's Borowy is 
an ephemeral bogeyman. Their ace 
moundsman, a major league prospect, was 
due for a fall, and is said to have been 
under pressure with the knowledge that 
major scouts were scanning his every 
twirl. Reluctantly, Bench gives the edge 
to the visitors. 



Sage Courters Coach Chaffee's squad 
will have played the 
Johnny Harvards by the time this comes 
out, and Bench picks them for a slightly 
optimistic 5-4 victory. Several of the 
racketeers have not been living up to 
their potentialities, and a revised lineup 
will face the team which took one more 
match off Miami, 7-2, than did Williams, 
8-1. You're lucky if you saw Jarvis beat 
Dave Burt this afternoon. The number 
one doubles was good too, wasn't it? Too 
bad Burt and Gilkey won. 



Foregone Wesleyan's match tomor- 
Conclusion row should be a runaway 
for Williams. They have 
two tennis players, southpaw Captain 
Al Barrows and number two Jack Von 
Maur, a familiar if unsuccessful figure in 
the summer round of tourneys. Jarvis, 
playing at his absolute peak these days, 
will be out to revenge an upset by Barrows 
in their encounter last year, and Bench 
looks for not less than a 7-2 sweep. 



Taconic In spite of Butch Schriber's 
Tumult absence due to illness, the 
golfers will take the Bruin 
squad, but his hospitalization will be 
more evident in the three-way tournament 
against Dartmouth and Harvard. Bench- 
picks the Indians a clean first, with a close 
battle favoring Williams second on the 
strength of playing a familiar course. 
(ConHnned on Eighth Page) 



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Hard-hittingV illanova Nine 
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Pete Seay's chastened ball club, temp- 
oral ily halted in its comeback drive by 
Thursday's 7-3 Wesleyan loss, faces no 
bed of roses this afternoon when it meets 
an extra-potent Villanova nine on Weston 
Field at 3 :00 p.m. Fresh from a startling 
upset registered at the expense of Ford- 
ham's Hank Borowy, previously unbeaten 
in seventeen college starts, the Pennsyl- 
vania outfit will present a difficult prob- 
lem. 

The Maroon team has taken five of its 
seven games played to date. Manhattan, 
University of Pennsylvania, Boston Col- 
lege, Loyola of Baltimore, and the sur- 
prised Rams have all felt the sting of the 
Villanova batting order. Only City College 
of New York and Penn State have been 
able to match their offensive strength. 

Playing at Williamstown in the first of 
three weekend games, X'illanova may be 
as hard pressed as Charlie Caldwell for a 
starting pitcher. For the Pennsylvania 
team will face Providence College, Sunday, 
and Boston College, Monday. 

Doan Will Probably Start 

Joe Desmond, ace of the staff who got 
credit for the Fordham victory, is definite- 
ly slated to pitch at Providence and is 
thus eliminated. Righthander Charlie 
O'l^ary, who has lately been suffering 
from a pulled tendon in his business arm, 
is accordingly scheduled to start, with 
Nicholas a possibility if the injured mem- 
ber has not healed. 

Charlie Caldwell is facing another major 
crisis in naming today's starting pitcher. 
Danny Dunn is the present selection to 
take the mound with Dave Fitzgerald on 
call. If the Dunn-Fitzgerald brand of 
fastballing gives Villanova a chance to 
start another Munich, however, Lee 
Stetson may be called in. For Stetson's 
knuckler and twisting curves keep batters 
off balance and prevent them from getting 
a toehold. 

Larry Durrell, shifted to right on Thurs- 
day, has apparently recovered his batting 
eye, as his two hits out of five times at 
bat testify. The remainder of the lineup 
will remain the same as that which faced 
Princeton, last Saturday. 

Shaun Meehan's lapse at Wesleyan, 
when he left home plate uncovered, 
allowed one important run to score in the 
third. His very fat batting average, how- 
ever, offsets this minor boner. 

Ace Williams, Amherst lefthander, is 
right on top of an impressive winning 
streak, as the Cooperstown encounter 
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By William H. Callender '41 
Friday, May 12 — Houseparty weekend 
spells play to the average Williams man, 
but to the Purple golf team this year it 
spells work, and plenty of it. For the 
Ephmen are slated to meet Dartmouth 
this afternoon. Brown tomorrow morning, 
and Harvard tomorrow afternoon at New 
Haven in the final series of matches for 
the championship of the northern division 
of the Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Asso- 
ciation. 

Butch Schriber, Williams' number one 
man who trounced Dartmouth's Heneage 
last year in the northern division meet, 
was forced out of today's line-up by a case 
of grippe which kept him confined in 
Williamstown. There is a possibility, 
however, that the Purple star may be 
sufficiently recovered to drive down to 
New Haven in time for Saturday's matches. 
Schriber May Not Play 
Schriber's illness has forced Coach Dick 
Baxter to revise his line-up for the weekend 
meet. Andy Anderson will move up from 
number two to the lead-off position, and 
Jim McArthur will hold down the for- 
mer's number two post, backed up by 
(Continued on Eighth Page) 



Miami Netmen 
Stop Williams 
With 8-1 Score 

Jarvis Plays at Top Form, 

"" TakingMattman,6-l,6-l; 

Squad 4 to Face Harvard, 

Wesleyan over Weekend 

Friday, May 12 — Miami's Hurrianies 
swept across the Sage Courts last Wednes- 
day displaying a first class brand of 
collegiate tennis which won for them a 
crushing 8-1 victory over the Purple net- 
men. Captain Al Jarvis fended off a shut- 
out by rushing through Charlie Mattnian 
in short order for a 6-1, 6-1 win. 

This afternoon Dave Burt will lead his 
Harvard squad against Coach Chaffee's 
charges. Beaten 7-2 by Miami, the visit- 
ors' lineup will feature Burt at number one 
singles, with (lordon Gilkey as his partner 
in the top doubles spot. Tomorrow at 
2:00 p.m. Williams faces its first Little 
Three match when Wesleyan plays here. 
Aside from Captain Al Barrows at number 
one, who beat Jarvis in an upset last year, 
and Jack Von Maur at two, pairing for 
the top tandem, the home team will 
encounter little top grade tennis. 

Al Jarvis' victory over Mattman found 
the Williams leader playing the soundest 
tennis of his college career. Enjoying a 
psychological advantage won in junior 
tournaments over the former national 
freshman champion, the Williams number 
cue was hitting his serve with a force and 
direction which Mattman could not 
handle. 

Breaks Through Service 

Mattman started off badly by double 
faulting and missing setups, but Jarvis 
took advantage of his every lapse, broke 
through service to lead 3-1 in the first set, 
and never gave his opponent a chance to 
work into form. Keeping beautiful length 
off both sides, Jarvis closed in behind 
deep base line drives to finish off points 
with decisive volleys and unanswerable 
overheads. 

Mattman's attempts to gain the net 
when his ground strokes let him down, 
were rarely successful with Jarvis passing 
him at will with short crosscourts or side- 
line drives. Throughout the match he 
held the lead in games and points which 
permitted him to take chances that were 
rarely unsuccessful. 

(Continued on Eighth Page) 




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(Continual irom Sixth Pag.) 

should have no trouble, although Prickett 
also has broken two minutes for the 
distance. 

The sprints and the hurdles offer little 
opposition; record-holder Dob Schumo and 
his running mate. Bill Victor, face their 
only trial in Tom Walker, who was beaten 
in the hundred in 10.1 against Colgate, 
and in the furlong in 22.3.Johnny Coleman 
will be Rog Moore's chief opponent in the 
highs and the lows, and his fight should be 
with Jack Rugge and Jack l^avidson for 
seconds in both. 

It is questionable whether the Ephmen 
will sweep the quarter, however, as they 
have done all season. Don Minnick, best 
of the Sabrinas here, was barely beaten in 
50.9 last week, and he is expected to give 
Moore, Pete Parish, and Shadow Gotts- 
chalk, who finished in that order against 
Wesleyan, a race for their money, es- 
pecially since Moore is trying for another 
triple win. 

The longer races are in the nature of a 
toss-up, as far as times are concerned. 
Jim Tobey has made about the same record 
for the mile as Ephmen Had Griffin and 
Ted Wills, while Bay Kiliani and Bob 
Bidwell are just as evenly matched for 
their two mile endurance test. 

In the hammer Williams record-holdre 
meets Amherst record-holder, with the 
odds on the Sabrina. Jeff captain Hank 
Ward set his mark when throwing against 
Brad Wood last spring, and his record this 
year has been consistently better than the 
Ephman's. But Dill Ahlstrom should 
pick up a third here to add to the Purple 
total. 

As for the other events, visiting broad- 
jumper Jim Patterson is expected to annex 
his specialty, with Bud Boyer somewhere 
in the money if his bad ankle can hold up 
under the strain. Shadow Gottschalk 
and Hugh Reeves are slated to put on a 
tight fight for the javelin crown, and 
Johnny Ray will tee off against Ed 
Wheeler in another close one, the pole 
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(ContinUKl bom Fint Fag.) 

honors men, and political science third 
with fourteen. Chemistry led all subjects 
in the proportion of students who will do 
honors work in their major with twelve 
out of fifteen. 

Geology 1-2 drew the largest enrollment 
of any one course with 163 registrants, 119 
of whom are members of 1942, a figure 
which represents over one-half of the 
present freshman class. English 1-2 was 
next with 159 registrations, Philosophy 1-2 
third with 116. while Professor Robert K. 
Lamb's Economics 3-4 and Professor 
Frederick L. Schuman's Political Science 
3-4 attracted 112 and 109 students, re- 
spectively. These figures are subject to 
change, however, depending upon fresh- 
man registration in the fall. 

Enrollment in Religion jumped from 
twenty-seven to thirty-eight, and in 
Classical Civilization from fourteen to 
forty. Among the new courses for 1939-40, 
Political Science 17-18 has an enrollment 
of thirty-four. Art of the Theatre 1-2, 
sixteen, English and Fine Arts 15 and 16, 
twelve and eleven, respectively, and 
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(ConUniiKl fiom Sixth Pag.) 
Against George Pero, Gay Collester lost 
his driving touch, and his chops were 
unable to dislodge the diminutive Miamian 
from his unorthodox position midway 
between the base and service lines. Pero 
took Collcstcr's severe first service from 
this position and shot it back with a 
bewildering assortment of sliced and 
flat drives. A sound volleyer, Pero gained 
the net throughout by taking advantage 
of Collester's poor footwork on his fore- 
hand, winning 6-3, 6-4. 

Jim Stanton was outplayed in all 
departments by Gillespie who prevailed 
6-3, 6-1, while Bill Collins again refused 
to hit out against a chop stroker, Parker, 
who defeated him in two quick sets, 6-2, 
6-3. C"ana(la's first ten man, Lewis Duff, 
outsteadied Jake Earle who was unable to 
keep his shots in court, losing 6-3, 6-1. 

For the first time this year, Williams 
doubles teams failed to win a match and 
failed to capture a set. In the closest 
encounter, Jarvis and Shonk trailed 7-8, 
4-0 with Jarvis serving, but lost their 
chance at winning the first set when they 
got their signals crossed on an overhead. 
Pero and llardle, whose return of service 
caught Willi.ims in mid court time and 
again, deuced the game, and ran out the 
first set and then the match, <)-7, 6-3. 

Gollester and Stanton bowed 6-3, 6-3 
by mistakenly hammering Mattman in- 
stead of the weaker Parker, while Collins 
and Earle blew an early lead with netted 
overheads, and were defeated 7-^, 6-3 



ON THE BENCH 



(Cantinu.d bom Siith Fag.) 

Lucky Bench congratulates Tony Plan- 
Tony sky on his Little Three champ- 
Planaky ionship track team. His squad's 
clean sweep of the running 
events brings to mind any other victorious 
group, but we can't remember any. We 
still don't know how the pole vault, and 
mile runs came out, but King Kong Coan's 
fifteen points in the shot, discus and high 
jump were impressive, and Johnny Oilman 
made Amherst's dashman, Prickett, look 
like a Red Bug pitted against an Alfa 
Romeo (we hope). Our love for everyone 
may be our undoing this weekend, but 
this is not a high-salaried job. 

Chum 



Golfers Travel 



(Continued from Sixth Page) 

Captain Jiggs Gillett at three and I'rank 
Caulk at four. Ray Kurnclorfer and l.ouis 
Kraut holT will complete the team at 
five and si.x, respectiveh'. 

In the northern division of the Associa- 
tion championship race, Yale and Dart- 
mouth lead with two wins apiece, while 
Harvard, last year's sectional winner and 
conqueror of the Purple, and Williams are 
tied for second with a .500 average. Purple 
hopes of winning the northern title which 
would enable them to meet the southern 
champion next weekend, depend chiefly on 
the showing against Dartmouth, and the 
latter's success or failure with Yale 
Saturday afternoon. 

Before leaving Thursday for New Haven, 
the golfers travelled to Schenectady on 
Wednesday, where they bested Union, 
6K-23^, for their fourth win in five 
starts. Anderson, playing for the first time 
at number one, defeated Brown of the 
home team three and two. His best-ball 
partner, Williamson, bowed to the par 72 
golf of Ben Lord, Union captain, four and 
three. 

Williams won all the other singles 
matches with the exception of the number 
six encounter, which Krauthoff halved 
with Graves. The Dutchmen completed 
their scoring for the day when Anderson 
and Williamson succumbed in their 
foursome match to Brown and Lord. 
Anderson paced the Ephmen with a 75 
medal, with Korndorfer close behind at 76. 



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313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1939 



No. 16 



Golfers Beaten 
By Dartmouth 
In EIGA Match 

Linksmen Stage Comeback 
Saturday; Edge Harvard 
5-4, Rout Brown 8-1 
With Revamped Lineup 



D.iinu I'ortune (leliated for a long time 
Kridiiy afternoon whether to sniUe on the 
Williams or the Dartmouth golf team, but 
she jjave tlie nod to the latter when Clark, 
Imlians' number six man, came through 
with a par on the twenty-first hole to 
dcfiat Jim McArthur, one up, and score 
the deciding point in the Hig Green's 
5-1 victory. With their hopes thus jilted 
for a tic for the northern division cham- 
pionship of the Eastern Intercollegiate 
Gulf Association, the I'urple blasted their 
w.i\ around the ^'ale course Saturday to 
so ire an 8-1 win over Brown in the niorn- 
iiii;. and a close 5-4 triumph over Harvard 
ill llic afternoon. 

Anderson Triple Winner 

llandicap|)ed by the grippe-enforced 
alwiici- of Mutch Schriber, Williams' 
rc\ised line-up fought the Indians to a 
sl.uulslill until Clark won the final match 
of the day. Andy Anderson, playing in 
Scliiiber's lead-off position, won the first 
of his I hree singles victories over the week- 
end by nosing out Jacobson, one up. 
Captain Jiggs Gillett, also a three-time 
winner, and l''rank Caulk accounted for 
the remaining I'urple points with wins 
in the two singles and best-ball. 

Me.Artlmr made a valiant cITort to 
pnll his teammates' chestnuts from the 
fire on the eighteenth when he laid an 
explosion shot from a trap twenty feet 
deep two feet from the hole for a half. 
The luimber six man halved the nine- 
teenth in par, saw Clark wriggfe out of 
sure defeat on the twentieth by sinking a 
10-It. putt, tlien bowed to the Indian 
player's par 4 on the third extra hole. 
Purple Star Returns to Action 

.Sehrilier u,is well enough to play against 
iirown Saturday morning, and the Purjjle 
ace, flaying at number four, crushed Cros- 
by with a first nine medal of 36, which was 
good for a nine and eight conquest. Ander- 
son, Caulk, and Gillett coasted to easy 
wins in the one, two, and three slots, 
while Korndorfer an<l McArthur came 
through with one up decisions. Brown's 
lone point resulted from a victory in the 
final best-ball match. 

Harvard, winner of last year's northern 
division crown by virtue of a 5-4 defeat 
of Williams, tasted its own medicine 
Saturday afternoon when the Purple 
split the singles matches with the Crimson, 
and copped two of the three best-ball 
Pomts. Anderson continued his able 
replacement of Schriber by downing the 
previously unbeaten Cordingley, five and 
four. 

Gillett and Schriber at three and four 
garnered three points from the Crimson, 
who handed Yale its first defeat in inter- 
OJllegiate competition this year by winning 
in the morning, five and four. Anderson 
and Caulk's best-ball point assured the 
Purple its revenge for last year's shading. 



AlLNight Revels Wind 
Up with 7 a.m. Tennis 

"Ish got the eye but Ish haven't 
got the angle," satlly explained one of 
the group of ten men and two girls 
who occu|)ied the four Sage tennis 
courts by 7:00 a.m. Saturday morn- 
ing to cap their all-night revels with 
several sets of hard, fast tennis. 

.Notable among the exhibitions was 
a singles match between two fresh- 
men, still arrayed in white tie finery, 
who battled sleepily and unsteadily. 
.'\ fiercely contested doubles game 
between three hoys and a girl resulted 
in an even more ragged display, al- 
though the couple had taken time out 
to dress for the occasion. 

Hy «:()Oa.m. all courts were empty. 



Cool Weather Fails to Chill Houseparty 
Spirits During 'Back-to-Nature' Weekend 



R. G. Barrow Is 
Appointed New 
Music Director 

Emeritus Title Conferred 
On Safford; Guslafson 
and Birdsall Are Given 
iVew Research Grants 



lU Wii.i.iAM H. Cai.i.enoer '41 
The Wialher man spiked Williams 19,S9 
j Uousepany punchUnvl with a stiff shot 
of cool liree/es over the weekend, but com- 
' plaints about the result were lew and far 
between. I'or the first lime in recent years, 
rain was not a part of the three-day scene 
as interniillent sunshine and crisp even- 
ings reminiscent of late October prevailed. 
Indocjr activities proved to be more 
IJopular ihan outdoor recreations, for, 
as some one put it, "It was a little chilly 
for lying around on the grass, but just 
right for dancing, and stuff." Nevertheless, 
House picnics, impromptu Softball games, 
ami athletic contests drew their usual 
i|Uota of hardy fans and fannies. 

Dancing till 4:00 a.m.— or later 
Cap ik Bells' highly successful produc- 
tion of Maxwell Anderson's High Tor 
set the theme of tht- weekend from the 
word Go\ The combination of dreamy 
r(jmance and down-to-earth humor cap- 
Itivated the audience from the start, and 
j sent them on their way wondering how 
' next year's Houseparty performance in 
the new theatre could be very much better. 
I Friday evening, eight formal dances 
I were held by the sixteen social groups on 
I the campus, with varied accompanying 



entertainment. Owin^; to the length of 
High Tor and .Saturday evening's Blue 
Laws restriction which forbids dancing 
after 12:00 midnight, the first night's 
dances lasted until 4:00 a.m., or later, in 
most cases. 

No Creeping Bent Enthusiasts 
i Sleep was the order of the day Saturday 
morning for all but the most energetic 
and the dusk to dawn revellers who didn't 
bother to gu to bed. The Creeping Bent 
Golf Tourney, only athletic event sched- 
uled fur the morning, was calleel ofi for 
lack of morning-after enthusiasm. 

Beer, blankets, and bologn;i featured the 
House picnics which were held Saturday 
afternoon in various sequestered spots 
tucked away among the N'ermont foot- 
hills. For less ardent disciples of the back- 
to-nature movement, watching the tennis 
team's conquest of W'esleyan, and the 
Purple nine's slim 2-0 loss to Villanova 
were attractive ways of passing the after- 
noon. Smaller crowds watcheti the fresh- 
man tennis and baseball s(iuads score a 
double triumph over the Cardinals. 
Faculty Hosts to Students 
lea dances held the spotlight later on 
in the afternoon, altheiugh gatherings in 
(Continued on Fourth Page) 



Purple Retains 
Title in Track; 
Triuniphs,8 1 -54 

Moore's 3 Wins Aid Team 
To Sweep Eight Running 
Events Against Amherst 



Victor Sets Record 



Smashes 220 Dash Mark; 
Moore Also Establishes 
]\ew Low Hurdle Time 



At the second 19,19 meeting of Williams 
Hoard of Trustees, Kobert (".. Barrow, now 
organist .ind choirmaster of Washington 
Cathedral in the nation's Capitol, was 
apjioiiile-d .Assistant Professor of Music 
for a thri-e-year term to replace Charles I,. 
SafTord '<)2 who was made emeritus. 

Other actions made by the Board over 
the |)ast weekend include two special 
grants for research purposes awarded to 
Paul Bird.sall, -Associate Professor of 
History, and Alton H. Gustafson, Assist- 
ant Professui of Biology. Dr. Knrique de 
Loza<la was promoted to the rank of 
Assistant Professor in Romanic Languages 
and in Political .Science for a period of 
three \ears. 

From \i\\e Mr. Marrow received a B.A. 
degree in 1W2, a Mus. B. in iy,S3, ami a 
Master of Music in 1934. While engaged 
in graduate work at Yale, he acted as 
organist for Trinity Church, New Haven. 
Studied Under Vaughan Williams 
At the conclusion of his graduate study 
course, he was awarded Yale's Ditson 
Fellowship, which provides a year's study 
in Europe. He elected to study in P^ngland 
with Yaughan Williams, well-known com- 
|K)ser of English folk songs. At Williams 
he will act as college organist, director of 
the choir and Glee Club, and will conduct 
the full-year course Fine Arts 11-12, in the 
history and appreciation of music. 

With the funds provided from the 
interest on the $100,000 gift of the Class of 
1900, Mr. Birdsall will continue his re- 
search on Paris Peace Conference mater- 
ials in the Hoover War Library, and devote 
time to the preparation of a series of 
critical essays on Peace Conference Dip 
lomacy. The subject of Dr. Gustafson's 
research will be fresh-water algae; types 
distribution, and such life histories as 
evolve from his studies. 

(ConUnnad on TUid Page) 



Villanova Trips Nine 
2-0 In Close Battle 



Fitzgerald Allows Maroon 
13 Hits Bvit Strands 10; 
Purple Errorless Afield 



Joe McCarthy, John Kieran Select Purple 
To Take 154th Amherst Encounter Today 



By Robert F. Jordan, 2nd '41 
Cooperstown, N.V., hallowed in the 
annals of baseball as a shrine to Abner 
Uoub eday, the game's founding father, 
's today privileged to witness the l,S4th 
E-inie m an Amherst-Williamg rivalry that 
stands ail e-.-.p. .^j 75 g^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^i^ 

a'ternoon's encounter, a repeat perform- 
ance of the 1859 fracas in Pittslield which 
marked the entrance of the game into the 
N r '', '' '"'"K played as part of the 
'^ationa Baseball Centennial celebration 
taking place this spring and summer. 
n^r^ '°°k the -59 series opener, 
A but Wilhams wasn't long in coming 
P wtth a win. Neither team has since 
njoyed any prolonged advantage in the 
C^l *""«• '^•'^ 1939 encounter at 

°ffi. ally to be counted in the Little Three 

andmg3 but it, peculiar nature and 

^gni(,cance gives it an importance all its 



This Amherst-Williams game today, one 
of many such being played at Coopers- 
town during the spring, has elicited com- 
ment from professional baseball players, 
experts, and writers — some general, some 
specific, among which The Record has 
received the following: 

Comments 

"May the best team win and congratu- 
lations even to the losers."— Paul and 
Lloyd Wancr, Pittsburgh Pirates. 

"We are delighted to have Amherst 
and Williams join us on the Hundredth 
Anniversary of our great National 

Came." William Harridge, President 

of the American League. 

"I think I can speak for the other 
members of the Dodgers in wishing you 

every success." Elwood Cletus 'Boots' 

PolTenberger, Brooklyn Dodgers. 

"I think turn about is fair play and 
since Amherst won the 1859 game by 
(Conlianwl on Saoond Pag*) 



L'nfolding a finished, errorless brand of 
play that would have given Mass. State, 
Springfield, anil even Wesleyan plenty of 
trouble, Williams held a talent-stuffed 
\ iliano\'a 'oase'uall iiiacbiiic to a 2-0 
I Weston FieUl decision, Saturday. 
! The <lianiond dopestcrs who had called 
for a Louis-Roper sort of afternoon were 
crossed right and left as the Purple defense 
pulled Dave Fitzgerald out of precarious 
spots in each of the first seven innings. 
X'illanova collected thirteen hits off the 
Fitzgerald delivery and only in the eighth 
and ninth failed to put their lead-off man 
on base. But the second in command of the 
Williams mound staff was always very 
stingy with basehits with Maroons in 
scoring position and stranded ten men on 
base. 

Busy First Inning 
The visitors opened the first inning with 
three consecutive singles and one run, 
sending Danny Dunn hustling to the bull- 
pen. Fitzgerald, however, put on the 
pressure and got third strikes by for the 
second and third outs. 

This first-inning score, which at the 
time promised to be only one of many, 
proved to be the game winning run. 
Villanova added a second and final tally 
in the fifth that didn't really matter. 
Surprisingly, the fate that met Fordham's 
Hank Borowy last week, and which seemed 
even more certain for the Purple, never 
materialized. 

Choquette Hurls Effectively 
If Williams was invincible in the field 
they were helplessat bat. LeftyChoquette, 
just another chucker in \'illanova's 
inexhaustible supply, set them down with 
five hits and blanked them for nine in- 
nings. Choquette was wild at times, walk- 
ing six, but allowed no two hits in any one 
inning. A large measure of his success can 
be attributed to the fact that he was con- 
stantly ahead of the batter, sticking the 
first one in for a strike most of the time. 
The biggest Williams threat cune in the 
first. Durrell drew his first of two passes 
and went to second on Nelligan's single. 
Shaun Meehan's bid for a hit, however, 
was a stinging liner right at Basca, the 
Villanova third base tender, and the rally 
was brought to an untimely close. All told, 
only three Williams runners reached 
second, for the entire game. 

Thus Pete Seay's team was whitewashed 
for the first time this year. At the same 
time, Choquette interrupted Shaun Mee- 
han's string of consecutive games in which 
he has hit safely at four. The hard-hitting 
catcher, whose batting average prior to 
Saturday's game, like Topsy, just grew 
and grew, smacked the ball solidly but 
didn't have any luck. 

(CraHaaad ea leulk ?•«•) 



Netmen Prevail 
Over Cardinals 
In 7-2 Victory 

Harvard Gains 7-2 Decision 
Winning Three Doubles; 
Captain Jarvis, Shonk 
Enter NEILTA Tourney 



Coach Chaffee's charges bounced back 
from a disappointing 7-2 loss against the 
Crimson netmen Friday, and took out 
their revenge by winning their first Little 
Three victory 7-2 over the Cardinal forces 
Saturday afternoon. This week Captain 
Al Jarvis will attempt to regain his New- 
England Intercollegiate singles title, pair- 
ing with Pete Shonk for the tourney at 
Dartmouth. 

Against Harvard's Dave Burt, Jarvis 
was in bad form. A steady southpaw- hitter 
who seldom makes an unnecessary error, 
(Continued on Second Page) 



Roger Williams Will 
Lecture on Aviation 



Col. Roger Q. Williams, rated as one 
of the nation's five leading aviators, will 
lecture in Jesup Hall tonight at 8:00 p.m. 
under the auspices of the Williams Flying 
Club. Col. Williams, who attained world 
fame ten years ago by his flight from New- 
York to Rome, will speak on "Aviation as 
a Career." 

The Colonel will arrive al Greylock 
airport. North Adams, at 1 :30 p.m. this 
afternoon, if weather conditions permit, 
Charles T. Young, III '39, president and 
founder of the Flying Club, announced 
Sunday. The flyer's plane, owned by 
the Reader's Digest which is sponsoring the 
series of lectures that he is Riving as part 
of a nation-wide educational campaign, 
will be on exhibition to those interested 
after his arrival at the airport. 

The aviator, who ha.s flown over 1 ,400,- 
(ContUiued on Fourth Page) 




Col, Roger Q. WilUami 



Kog Moore, Hill X'ietor, and the rest of 
the Williams trackmen rallied on Pratt 
Field in no uncertain fashion Friday after- 
noon, and by the time proceedings had 
drawn to a close, they had made .'Xmhcrst 
yield by a decisive 81-,i4 count the first 
Sabrina loss on their home grounds in 
eight years. Taking every race, the Purple 
runners rolled up an astounding total of 
!i& points in the running events, and wound 
up their second straight undefer.ted season 
with another Little Three crown. 

Once again the Planskynien proved that 
their track team is a track team and not a 
group of field events specialists, for it was 
in the races that they piled up the bulk of 
their winning margin. Meanwhile, Bill 
\ietor had set a new 220 dash mark; Rog 
Moore, in his <lual meet finale, had left a 
new- low hurdle mark in his wake; while 
j Ted Wills had turned in the fastest mile 
of his career as well as the best ever run 
under the Plansky regime. 

15 Points for Moore, Coan 

It was in the field that .-Amherst made its 
bid, but the JefTshad no runners to su])port 
big Pres Coan. The gigantic Sabrina star, 
however, e(pialled Moore's total of fifteen 
points by taking the shot, discus, and high 
jump, the hosts sweeping the former two 
events. 

Neither the furlong dash nor the hurdles 

were ever in doubt from the gun. In the 

220, N'ietor got off the line slowly because 

of the soft track at the start, but when he 

(Continued on Thiid Page) 



Stick men to Square 
Off Against Indians 

Williams Ten Has Chance 
to Dethrone Dartmouth, 
jNew England Champions 



".Scalp the hnllans" will be the Purple 
war-cry tomorrow when Coach Whoops 
Snively's lacrossemen take the field 
against the Dartmouth ten at Cole FTeld 
at 4;30 p.m. With an unblemished record 
to date, including three victories in un- 
ofiicial contests with ^'ale, R.P.I, and 
alumni all-stars, the Williams team has a 
good chance to upset the reigning New 
England Champions. 

F'acing the invaders at the opening 
whistle will probably be the same lineup 
that has started every game so far this 
year. Tom Dent, Dartmouth coach, has 
slated an all-senior attack to start the 
game. Bob Catherine will get the assign- 
ment to cover Harv Potter, whose individ- 
ual tallies rim high into the two digit 
numbers. 

.Mi-American prospects Moreau Brown 
and Red Fullerw illbeinthe home [Msitions, 
and Junic Merriam, picked in the same 
group with Potter and Dave Swanson for 
potential Ail-American honors by the 
Intercollegiate Lacrosse .Association's offi- 
cial organ I acrosse News, will be at second 
attack. Homes \an Mater will probably 
complete the oflfensive unit. 

All-Anierican Hank Hastings will hold 
his post in the invaders' nets. Supporting 
him will be Johnny Case and Bob Baker 
on the points, while Bill Sinclair and Cal 
Sterling will fill the forward defensive 
slots. With this team, the Big Green 
edged out a victory from Yale Saturday 
by a one-point margin. The Ephmen 
downed the Elis 11-9 earlier in the season, 
Dartmouth beat M.l.T. 11-2 while the 
Ephmen only gained a 9-4 win. These 
scores indicate that the Williams team 
has the long awaited chance to topple the 
Big Green and gain its first New England 
title. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1939 



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Vol. U 



May 1«, MM 



No. 11 



THE DAY OF RECKONING 

Eighty years ago VVilliani.s and Amhenst met in the first intercollegiate 
baseball game ever played. The two colleges should be ju.stly proud of 
their distinctive contribution to the world of athletics if for no other 
reason than it is something completely and forever their own. Today, 
their rivalry having prospered over the years, they are observing the 
anniversary by playing their 15lth baseball game at Cooperstown, 
incidentally contributing to the festivities surrounding the Baseball 
Centennial in Abner Doubleday's old backyard. If the Williams- 
Amherst tradition needs any documentation, today's game meets every 
requirement! 

From the Williams point of view, however, there is more than 
tradition to recommend the game. We have a score to settle: Amherst 
won that ancient day in 1859, 73-32. With the series deadlocked at 
seventy-six wins apiece, a Williams victory totlay would have double 
significance. The weight of years rests on the 1939 team this afternoon. 

Our knowledge of the 1859 game played on an oblong field in Pitts- 
field, comes from a first-hand account printed in the Franklin and Hamp- 
shire Gazette. The report indicates that Amherst's victory was in large 
part due to the performance of its pitcher, Mr. Hyde — -there is an ugly 
rumor that he was a blacksmith hired for the occasion — who "threw 
every ball at the beck of the catcher with a precision atid a strength that 
was remarkable." Williams' "thrower", Mr. Beecher — we are sure he was 
a simon pure — was badly handicapped by a lame .shoulder and the fielding 
of his colleagues who "threw too wildly, each where he pleased, and there 
is nothing more injurious than bad outplay." We find, moreover, that 
the enemy camp had a superior offense: "in knocking Amherst had the 
advantage of side knocks and back strikes." Thus did the score mount 
to prodigious proportions. 

Williams looks to a Cooperstown victory with anxious eyes. We must 
avenge our ancient defeat. It is Williams' turn to have the advantage 
of side knocks and back strikes; let Amher.st suffer the injurious effects of 
bad outplay. 



Chapi oExhibitionTo 
Feature Engravings 

Old, Modern Illustrations 
of Noah's Ark Displayed 
in Rare Book Collection 



CALENDAR 



TUESDAY, MAY 16 
4:00 p.m.^Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 

'Vn'.icr,., At Cooperstown, N. Y. 
7:30 p.m. -The Williams Flying Club 

presKnts Major Roger Q. Williams 
v v.i' • will speak on "Aviation as a 

Career." Jesup Hall. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 
4:00 p.m. — Varsity golf. Williams vs. 

Wcsleyan Taconic Course. 
4:15 p.m. — Freshman golf. Williams vs. 

Wcsleyan. Taconic Course. 
4:15 p.m. — Freshman lacrosse. Williams 

vs. Dartmouth. Cole Field. 
4:30 p.m. — Varsity lacrosse. Williams i;5. 

Dartmouth. Cole Field. 
4:30 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 

Union. Weston Field. 

THURSDAY, MAY 18 
3:30 p.m. — Varsity tennis. Williams vs. 

Princeton. At Princeton, N. J. 
4:00 p.m. — Freshman tennis. Williams 

vs. Kent. Sage Courts. 

FRIDAY, MAY 19 
4:00 p.m. — Varsity baseball. Williams vs. 

Tufts. At Medford. 



Notices 



Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Safford will 
present a farewell concert, with Mrs. 
SalTord giving a song recital, for members 
of the faculty and students in Chapin Hall, 
Monday evening, May 22. 



Irving H. Gamwell, county clerk, will 
be in the district court room. Bank St., 
North Adams, at 7:30 Thursday evening. 
May 18, to take applications for passports 
from Williams College men. Applicants 
should be accompanied by indentifying 
witnesses, and must present a birth 
certificate and two photographs, on flex- 
ible paper about three inches square with 
light background, with their applications. 



Infirmary Patients E. Williams '39, 
G. H. Taylor '40, 
Crouch and Dawson '42 were confined to 
the Thompson Infirmary when The 
Record went to press Sunday night. 



Years Ago j 



3 YEARS AGO— Penny and Jay '38 
hold initial practice 
for crew, the first since 1875; Stanwood is 
stroke. Thompson '37 announces a sell- 
out for the Paul Whiteman concert of 
modern music. 'Liebestraum' and 'China 
Boy' are on the program. 



18 YEARS AGO— Captain Comstock, 
shooting a 76, leads 
the purple golfers to a 7-2 victory over 
Pennsylvania. The tennis team completes 
the list of victories of the day by defeating 
Dartmouth. 



Cooperstown Game 

(Continaad from First Page) 
73-32 I boldly predict that Williams will 
win the centennial celebration game by 
either 7-3 or 3-2, taking the digits out of 

the old book." ^John Kieran, Sports 

Editor, New York Times. 

McCarthy Votes for Caldwell 

"I will have to cast my vote for Charlie 
Caldwell's club, as he was a Yankee pit 

cher." Joe McCarthy, Manager, New 

York Yankees. 

"I am glad to hear that they were using 
'dead' ball in 1859 as the 73-32 score indi 
Gates. 1 wish I could be present to witness 
the rubber game between Amherst and 

Williams." Hank Greenberg, Detroit 

Tigers. 

According to reports from the Amherst 
camp, Coach Paul Eckley will send Ace 
Williams, temperamental dean of the 
Jeff mound corps, after the Cooperstown 
game. "Acer," as he is known in Amherst 
sporting circles, has had only one previous 
brush with Williams. On that occasion, the 
series opener last year, the Amherst south- 
paw staged a precipitous blow-up that 
enabled Hufif lladley to coast home with a 
victory. 

Ace Williams to Hurl 

When he is good, Williams isunbeatable, 
as his two three-hitters over Brown and 
Holy Cross testify. But when he is bad he 
is very bad indeed, as anyone who saw 
last year's game will tell you. 

The Amherst team, long on fielding and 
pitching, and long enough on hitting, is 
largely dominated by sophomores. Frankie 
Norris, Jimmy Reed's co-partner in the 
two-man rebellion of the second Jeff- 
Purple basketball game this year, will be 
at first. Joe Kelley at third and Hal 
Partenheimer at short are twomoresecond- 
year men in the infield. The veteran Fred 
Zins is again at second. 

Dunn Caldwell's Mound Choice 

Bill Cordner, football captain-elect 
and big sticker for Amherst this year, is 
scheduled to team with Jack Joys and 
Harv Newhall in the outfield. Russ Chris- 
tensen, chatterbox catcher and one of the 
greatest stylists Amherst has yet produced, 
will receive Williams' left-handed slants. 

Coach Charlie Caldwell has selected 
Danny Dunn to start for Williams. This 
choice will give Huff Hadley a chance to 
rest for games later on in the week with 
Union and Army. Dave Fitzgerald will go 
back to center and Larry Durrell will move 
into Hadley's right field position. 

The game will not only mark the renew- 
al of the Amherst-Williams rivalry, but 
will also see the resumption of a Shaun 
Meehan-Ace Williams rivalry that extends 
back to prep school days at Choate and 
Deerfield, respectively. The Purple cat- 
cher, in those days, enjoyed a considerable 
degree of success every time he faced Wil- 
liams, and fountl him for several of his 
patented niastadonic blows. 



iMiss Lucy Eugenia Osborne, custodian 
of the Chapin Collection of Rare Books 
housed in Stetson Hall, has written the 
following article especinliyfor I HE Record.) 
In May and June the Chapin exhibit 
will comprise copper and wood engravings 
of Noah's Ark. These have been arranged 
to show the treatment of a single subject 
over a period of not quite four hundred 
years. 

The earliest of the Chapin represen- 
tations of the Ark was issued in l.ouvain 
in 1476 and the most modern is that of 
Gustave Dore, Paris 1866. While the 
sixteen engravings show a reliance upon a 
fairly conventional design they vary 
enough to provide considerable interest. 
These differences occur not only in details 
of structure but in the time chosen to 
present the story. 

15th Century Designs 

The picturesquely curved vessel so 
familiar in medieval cuts and persisting 
to this day in toy Noah's Arks is used in 
the designs of the fifteenth century. This 
Ark has a slanting roof and in some in- 
stances a deck. The later structures are 
more practical and more substantial, 
and their decks are flat. Thus they present 
a more convincing though a less decorative 
appearance. 

The time chosen by the several artists 
ranges from the beginning of the actual 
construction to the final scene of desola- 
tion depicted by Dore. Several show the 
vessel riding the waters after the rain 
had somewhat abated; some show the 
moment of embarkation, with a long train 
of beasts actually upon the gangplank. 
Contrast in Scenes 

Others exhibit the raging flood at its 
beginning, with men, women and animals 
vainly trying to escape; still others illus- 
trate the peaceful end of the siege, with 
the dove being received by Noah at an 
upper window of the vessel. One or two 
others choose this moment, but prefer to 
emphasize the terrible effects of the flood | 
rather than its happy ending. 

Irrespective of these differences in 
treatment, one point remains fairly 
constant. Each artist, whether he shows 
the men at work on the building or chooses 
a time more advanced in the story, in- 
cludes the figure of a dove with an olive 
branch, thus adding as has been usual from 
very early times, a prefiguration of what 
was to come. 



Tennis Team Wins 

(ConUnuod from Ikrt Pag*) 
Burt contented himself with a conservative 
backcourt game which Jarvis' ailing 
ground strokes could not distrub. His 
first serve shaky and his forehand control 
missing, Jarvis' only chance was to rush 
the net, where his customary volleying 
finality was also absent. Burt finally 
broke through at 5-all to take the first set 
at 7-5, and ran out the second quickly, 6-1. 
Gilhey Downs Shonk 

Saturday, Jarvis once again enjoyed full 
control, and romped through Al Barrows 
of Wcsleyan 6-4, 6-1. The visiting captain 
who beat the Purple leader last year found 
Jarvis hitting out with full strength on 
all his shots, and was unable to dislodge 
him from the net with lobs or drives. 

Harvard's Gilkey played some of the 
best tennis seen on Sage Courts this year 
to beat Shonk 6-3, 6-0. Williams' number 
two player raised his game in the second 
set, but failed to take a game, with Gilkey 
returning his hardest shots for clean 
winners off backhand or forehand. 
Collester Takes 3-Set Match 

Gay Collester at three ran into his 
ideal opponent in Harvard's Legge. Both 
set a burning pace throughout their over- 
time match, and Collester thrived on 
Legge's hard, flat drives, coming from 
behind in the linal set to win 6-2, 1-6, 7-5. 

Bill Collins won the only other point at 
number five outsteadying and outtiring 
the Crimson's number four, 8-6, 1-6, 6-4. 
Jake Earle and Sewall Corkran were both 
defeated by inferior players who chased 
balls endlessly to prevail 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, and 
6-3, 6-1 respectively. 

Wcslcyan's second-ranked Jack Von 
Maur proved too steady for Collester 
Saturday, and won through a strong fore- 
hand combined with a minimum of errors. 
Shonk beat Eisendrath 6-2, 1-6, 6-2, 
Earle subdued Green 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, Collins 
routed Frazer 6-0, 6-0, and Keller Pollock 
lost his first match of the season to Weim- 
mers, 6-4, 6-4. 

(Conttnucd on Foutth Pag*) 





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(Conttnuad bom Tint Pags) 

Kive men were honored l)y the Trustees 
who designated to the rank of emeritus: 
■Williain N.C. Carlton, Librarian; Ames 
H. Corley, I'rofcssor of Romanic Lan- 
guages; Willard E. Hoyt, Treasurer; 
Charles L. Safford, Director of Music; and 
Charles F. Seeley, Assistant Professor of 
Physical Education. 

New appointments include Daniel B. 
Clapp, Instructor in Chemistry for the 
academic year 1939-40; Charles F. Spil- 
toir and H. Duncan Rollason, assistants in 
lilology; Edward A. Hoyt '36 in History; 
and William Peltz in Medicine, all for 
the year 1939-40. As an undergraduate at 
Williams, Hoyt was President of the Lib- 
eral Club and a member of Phi Beta 
Ka])pa. 

The following reappointments also for 
19.59.40 were made: Clarence C. Chaffee, 
Instructor in Physical Education; Eugene 
C. lilake. Lecturer in Religion; Karl E. 
Weston, Chairman pro tempore of the 
Faculty, Director of the Lawrence Art 
Museum, and Custodian of Art Objects 
owned by Williams College; Earle O. 
Brown, Assistant Treasurer; Geraldine F. 
Droppers, Assistant in the Chapin Li- 
brary; and William E. Bennett, Jr., 
Assistant to the Graduate Manager of 
Athletics. 

A revision of Law 18 of the College Laws 
to accord with the following resolution 
adopted unanimously by the Faculty on 
April 3, 1939, was approved: 

"That Law 18 of the College Laws 
should be amended to extenil the franchise 
to all instructors who have completed one 
year of teaching at Williams College." 
Adoption of this change means that a 
majority of faculty members with the 
rank of instructor, who have hitherto 
been unable to vote in faculty meetings, 
will now be able to do so. 

The Chapin Collection of rare books 
will be known hereafter as the Chapin 
Library of Williams College. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1939 



Freshman Atheletes 
Win Wesleyan Tilt 

Kittredge's Triple Paces 
Nine in 8-2 Win; Tennis 
Team Halts Redbirds,9-0 



Freshman athletes chalked up a perfect 
score for themselves over the weekend 
when they sent two Wesleyan teams back 
to Mi<ldletown decisively defeated. The 
I'urple nine annexed its contest easily, 8-2, 
and the tennis team routed the Cardinals, 
9-0, giving both sciuads a big edge in the 
current Little Three title race. 

Air-tight infield play, numerous errors 
by the invaders, and a third inning slug- 
fest was the combination that rang the 
bell for the Purple yearlings Saturday 
ifternoon on Cole Field. Although big 
Ed Spmlding was nicked for eight hits, 
kept them well-scattered, while his 
mites pounded Wesleyan's mound artist 
for nine safeties and eight runs. 

Herb ICittrelge and llumbie Quintana 
were the top bitters of the day, with the 
forni2r lacing out a three-bagger in the 
first frani2 and Quintana, whose sore hand 
prevented him from swinging the bat, 
laying down bunts which the visitors' 
infield boote.l time and again. Captain 
Hob Swain thrilled the crowd with two 
sensational citches in center field. 

IJlanking the Wjim^ii so c;)mpletely 
that they failed to c ipture a single set, 
Coach Clarence Ch ilTee's 1942 netnien dis- 
played ch impionship form Saturday on 
their home courts. With both Wilson 
Barnes and lioli Hendrie snapping out of 
their slumps, the Williams team allowed 
not one set to go bej'ond 6-4 in one of the 
most shattering defeats Wesleyan has 
ever received. The clowning of the doubles 
team of Jim McKown and Jack Larned 
demonstrated how little the Purple 
freshmen had to extend themselves. 
Hugo Oswald replaced Raye Woodin in 
the number six slot. 

Two yearling teams will square off 
against difficult op])onents here tomorrow, 
with the lacrosse team entertaining the 
powerful Dartmouth freshmen on Cole 
Field and the golf squad facing Wesleyan 
on the Taconic course. Although the 
Big Green Machine is expected to give the 
stickmen plenty of trouble, the goiters 
will probably have about an even chance 
against the Cardinals. 



Carman, Clark '41 Will Be 
Co-Managers of 'Sketch' 

KoUrt C. Carman '41 of New York 
City and W. Van Alan Clark '41 of Suffern, 
N. Y. were elected Thursday to the 
IKJsitioris (it co-managers of the Sketch 
business b<jard for 1940-41 as the result 
of a compel itiim which began last October. 
Carman and Clark will fill the posts of 
co-assislunt managers next year before 
taking office in their senior year. 

Completion of the first competition for 
the class of 1942 has resulted in the 
election of A. Wells Pettibone, Bruce G. 
Sundlun, and John G. Torrey to the 
business board. 



Track Title 



Glee Club Board Names 
Dickerson as Chairman 
Succeeding Copeland '39 

Willard Dwight Dickerson '40 of Cleve- 
land Heights, Ohio, who for the past two 
years has been a member of the Glee Club 
quartet, was chosen chairman of the board 
of directors of the 1939-40 Glee Club at a 
meeting of the executive body Saturday 
noon. He succeeds Manton Copeland, 
Jr. '39. 

Dickerson has been a member of the 
Glee Club since his freshman year, and 
for two winters he has served on its board 
of directors, as one of the representatives 
from his class. He was selected last year 
to be a junior advisor, and this spring 
was chosen a member of the 1940 Under- 
graduate Council. 



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hit a firmer surface, his throttle was wide 
open, and he roared away from the pack 
tobre-ikthe tape in 21,7, with BobSchumo 
right behind him. 

New Mark o( 24 Seconds 
Even alter winning his 120 highs handily 
and then annexing the quarter, Moore 
hid plenty left for his hurdle race. Out for 
a new mirk in the lows, he immediately 
opened a gap between himself and his 
pursuers, all the while fencing beautifully, 
and his time of 24 flat lowered the existing 
lecord hy almost a full second. 

From the spectators' point of view, 
however, the longer races offered much 
more of an attraction, with the mile the 
highlight of the day. The Amherst ace. 
Hank I'rickett took the lead at the start, 
and for three laps he set the pace, while 
the Williams contenders laid back in 
third and fourth positions. 

But in the last circuit, Ted Wills and 
Had Griffin made their move. At the start 
of the backstretch, Wills lengthened his 
stride, and speeded to almost a quarter- 
mile pace, as he began to cut down Prick- 
ett's lead. They rounded the turn shoulder 
and shoulder, and Wills uncorked a final 
kick that left Prickett yards behind. 
Griffin could not quite take him for second, 
but all three runners were under 4:30 for 
the mile, and Wills' official clocking was 
4:28.6. 

Bay Kiliani set the pace for the first 
part of the two mile grind, then gave over 
to Moyer of Amherst before he finally 
unveiled a 62-second last quarter that 
drove Moyer into the ground, to the 
bewilderment of the crowd that was 
standing on its feet at the sight. 

In the other races it was Williams all 
the way. Bill Victor and Bob Schumo had 
no trouhle in picking up first and second in 
the century, while Captain Moore had 
another easy win in the 120 highs. In the 
quarter, where the Purple has not allowed 
a single opponent to get in the money all 
year, Moore, Pete Benson, and Pete 
Parish kept that record intact, finishing 
in that order, while Johnny Oilman had 
things all his way in the half, with Wills 
and Griffin right behind him. 

Jim Patterson got into the air for a 21- 
foot leap in the broad jump that barely 
nosed out Tommy Colemanof the Sabrinas 
for first. The Purple entrant was just 
one quarter of an inch ahead, but that was 
enough to win. Ed Wheeler concluded his 
track career with a twelve foot vault 
which was good for the only other Wil- 
liams first in the field. 

Shadow Gottschalk suffered his initial 
loss of the season in the javelin to Hank 
Reeves in the meet finale. Suffering from a 
cold that left him with a temperature at 
meet time, (iottschalk had to stay out of 
the quarter, but his first throw in the 
javelin event went sailing out over the 
180 loot mark, only to be called foul. 

After that effort he had to be content 
with second, when Reeves unfurled a 173 
foot final heave. Danny Dunn got third. 

Brad Wood suffered his second loss of 
the season in the hammer to the Sabrina 
captain, Hank Ward. Dusty Surdam and 
Ed Bartlett took second and third in the 
high jump, being outclassed by Coan's 
six foot effort. 

The Summary: 

UX)-yard dasli; won by Victor (W), Schumo, 
(W) second; Walker (A) third ; time, 9.9 8ccond8. 

220-yard (lash; won by Victor (\V); Scliumo (VV) 
second; Walltcr (A) ttiird; time 21.7 seconds (New 
Williams record, and new Anilierst tracli record). 

440-yard rnn; won by Moore (W); Benson (W) 
second; P,irisli (\V) tliird; time 51 seconds. 

880-yard run ; won by Oilman (W) ; Wills (\V) 
second; Griffin (\V) third; time 2:01.6 seconds. 

Mile riui; won by Wills (W); Prickett (A) 
second; Griffin (W) third; time 4:28.6 minutes. 

2 mile rim; won by Kiliani (VV); Moyer (A) 
second; I^ena (W) tliird; time I():10.6 seconds. 

120-yard high Inirdlcs; won by Moore (W), 
Coleman (A) second; Davidson (W) third: time 
15.4 seconds. 

220-yard low Imrdlcs; won by Moore (VV), 
Coleman (A) second; RusBC (VV) third; time 24 
seconds (Now Williams record, and new Amherst 
track record). 

Broad jump; won by Patterson (W); Coleman 
(A) second; Kusiak (A) third; distance 21'.?". 

IliRh jump; won by Coan (A); Surdam (VV) 
second; Barllctt (\V) third; height O'O". 

Pole vault; ^Jvon by Wheeler (VV); Ray (A) 
second; King (W) third; height 12'0". 

Shot put; won by Coan (A); Reeves (A) second; 
Koldor (A) third; distance 47'9J". 

Discus throw; won by Coan (A); Kohler (A) 
second; Whittcn (A) third; distance l.?6'li". 

Hammer; won by Ward (A); Wood (W) second; 
Ahlstrom (VV) third; distance ISS'2". 

Javelin; won by Reeves (A); Gottschalk (W) 
second; Dunn (VV) third; distance 173'5J". 



Roberts, Lauding Lovell's Understanding 
Of Dennett, Praises May ^Sketch' Issue 



By John Hawlev Roberts 
Associate Professor of English 

When 1 finished reading the May issue 
oi Sketch, I said to myself, "This is an ex- 
traordinarily good number." 1 did not 
know then that f was going to he asked to 
do a pinch-hit review. Now ihat I am 
forced to say why 1 think the number 
extremely good, I see that the rea.son is 
that it says a number of things 1 believe in 
and says them very well. 

Rossell hits the point about The Grapes 
of Wrath. He hits it neatly and briefly. 
He does not convey quite the hair-raising 
sensation that it seems to me the book 
possesses, but his analysis is solid and 
rightly sympathetic. Hugo says again 
what must always and often be said about 
the importance of form and emotion in 
the arts. It must be said always and 
often for the reason that emotional 
response not accompanied by an apprecia- 
tion of form lacks the essential factor 
that gives the emotional response any 
significance. 

Expsrience of Youth Exploited 

The stories by Hopkins and Wellington 
exploit the experience of youth. With 
simplicity and directness, with a careful 
selection of detail to illuminate the point, 
they portray, respectively, the adolescent 
grown-up and the grown-up adolescent. 
I dislike both types intensely, and felt, 
while reading, that I should like to kick 
both characters down a fraternity house 
staircase — which, I take it, is the feeling 
both writers wished to arouse. 

Jay 'Remembers Shelley' 

Since I am not one to be asked to com- 
ment on ski-enthusiasm, I spare John 



Jay my criticism, happy to realize that 
he remembers his Shelley. 

The articles are excellent. 1 enjoyed 
Neal's short history of Williams dramatics 
because it pays tribute to a fine past 
(over part of which I could invoke 
nost:ilgic memories) and offers promise 
for a finer future. Burns' account of the 
Liberal Club Conference does a neat job 
of summarizing the individual points of 
view and individual issues of that week- 
end. 

Lovell 'Goes to Heart of Man' 

All these items, and the beautiful 
photographs beautifully reproduced, are 
admirable. But they must give way to 
Lovell's amazing biography of Tyler 
Dennett. Facts are here to speak for 
themselves; and quotations are here 
accurately cited from a variety of sources. 
He sweeps them together brilliantly. 
Perhaps some will say that that is no great 
feat, though it seems to nie to be one. 
What is beyond question a real achieve- 
ment is Lovell's ability to go straight to 
the heart of the man he is writing about 
and to understand him correctly as few 
older men have succeeded in doing. That 
anyone should want to do a sympathetic 
biography of Dennett at all is something to 
be thankful for; that this one should be so 
unbelievably good, is, as D. H. Lawrence 
said in another connection, "beyond 
prayer." 



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Tennis Team Wins 

(CoAUnuad from S*oond Pao«) 
In their first Harvard doubles, Shonk 
and Jarvis completely outvolleycd Burt 
and Gilkcy to run out their first set 6-2, 
but the visitors braced as they trailed 1-3 
in the second, profited from erratic Purple 
smashing, and finally came through 2-6, 
6-3, 6-3. The other doubles teams also 
lost close three-set encounters Friday, but 
made their fifth clean sweep of the three 
tandems on Saturday against the Cardin- 
als. 

As the two sole Williams players in the 
intercoUegiates, Shonk and Jarvis will find 
their principal competition against the 
three top men from Wesleyan, Amherst, 
Dartmouth and Brown. With the first 
trios of Harvard and Yale going abroad 
for the Internationals with Oxford and 
Cambridge, Williams stands a good chance 
of rewinning the tournament which 
Dartmouth swept last year. 



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(Conlixiued from Flnt Fage) 

dormitory rooms were popular with many. 
From 9:00 to 12:00, informal joint dances 
were held by the fraternities. Glenn Miller, 
Claude Hopkins, and Bobby Hackett 
were the three best known "big name" 
orchestras to play over the weekend. 

Sunday morning came as it always does 
after Saturday night, and Spring House- 
parties for 1939 were rapidly approaching 
their finish. A majority of the weekend 
guests enjoyed Williamstown's balmiest 
weather of the weekend till late in the 
afternoon, and many attended the faculty 
open house at the new Faculty House. 

Monday morning, classes were held. 



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The Summary: 



WILLIAMS (0) 



Bush, ss 
Durrell, cf 
Nellluan, If 
Meehan, c 
Hadley, rf 
Seay, 3 

O. Fitzgeraid, p 
Hazard, 1 
lirowne, 2 

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Lazorchok, 88 
Donoghue, rf 
Wannemacher, if 
Bond, 1 
Basca. 3 
Vigilante, c 
Morris, cf 
Choquette, p 

Totals 36 2 13 13 27 

Score by innings: 
Villanova 10 10 

Williams 

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Stolen base — D. Fitzgerald. Sacrifice hits — 
Donoghue, Bond. Double plays — Bush, Browne, 
and Hazard; Lazorchok, Crawley, and Bond; 
Basca and Bond. Left on bases — Williams 7, 
Villanova 10. Base on balls — off D. Fitzgerald 3, 
Choquette 6. Struck out — by D. Fitzgerald 2, 
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The Williams R 




VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1939 



No. 17 



Jarvis Regains 
NEILT Tennis 
Singles Crown 

Downs Dartmouth Captain 
Foster, 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; 
Fairs with Pete Shonk 
to Sweep Tournament 



College Mourns His Death 



Williams regained its place on top of 
the New England intercollegiate tennis 
heai) Wednesday, when Captain Al Jarvis 
won hack the singles title he vacated last 
spriiig, and teamed with I'ete Shonk to 
score a clean Purple sweep by also taking 
the doubles crown from last year's cham- 
pions, Captain liud I'oster and Wayland 
Avery of Dartmouth. 

Second-seeded behind 1938 winner, 
Avery, the nationally ranked I'urple 
leader went through four rounds without 
the loss of a set, and dropped only one to 
Foster in the finals whom he defeated 
7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Starting in the first 
round with IBenn of Brown whom he 
topped 6-4, 6-4, Jarvis improved steadily 
to beat Cook of Dartmouth 6-1, 6-1; 
Wheaton of Dartmouth, 6-2, 6-2; and Jack 
Parsons of Trinity in the semi-finals, 6-3, 
6-.i. 

1938 Titleholder Upset 
I'oster, who scored the major u|)set of 
the tournament by beating the Indians' 
number one player and last year's title- 
holder, Avery, never threatened after 
the first set. 

In the opening set he took a command- 
ing lead early by api)lying pressure to 
J;ir\is' faulty forehand and following into 
the net, but Jarvis found his touch in 
time to stave off three set points, break 
through service at 5-5, and run out at 7-5. 
In the second set, Williams' captain 
began hitting out on his first delivery, 
^n-l t,„i,l Fop'"-- Hoi,;,,,! 1.;= e,,,n i,..;,>!!re 
with fine length off both sides. He held 
his own service throughout, and profited 
from Foster's erratic forehan<l production 
at will to take the set 6-3. 

Taking advantage of a three game lapse, 
Dartmouth's leader earned a 5-3 lead in 
the third set, and though Jarvis braced to 
hold off four set points, Foster won his 
lone set in the following game, 6-4, when 
Jarvis committed six double faults. 
Jarvis Wins in 4th Set 
After the ten minute rest period, Jarvis 
rame back to the court and after splitting 
the first two games, overpowered his 
opponent by sheer hitting superiority to 
(Conttnasd od Thiid Pag*) 



Hadley's Tenth 
Inning Base Hit 
Trips Union, 7-6 

Williams Hurler Gets Four 
for Five and Fans Nine; 
Dutchmen's Triple Play 
Features Weird Game 



Huff Hadley's four solid singles, the 
last of which drove in the winning run in 
the tenth, boosted the Williams nine bar'* 
into the victory column, Wednesday, as 
Union went down, 7-6. A triple play by the 
Dutchmen, a balk by visiting pitcher 
Mould, and a galaxy of strikeouts, walks, 
and extra-base hits featured the Weston 
Field contest and sent the fans home late 
■or supper. 

'f It hadn't been for a chap named 
Brockner, Hadley would have had his 
Jnird win of the season in routine fashion. 
But Brockner, who plays first base for 
Union and is buried at sixth in the batting 
wdcr, upset the form sheet, spanking out a 
homer, triple, and single, driving in two 
™s, and scoring two himself. His efforts 
thus accounted for two-thirds of the 
visitors' total. 

DurwU Sooraa Deciding Run 

rhc story of the game is the story of the 
!>ome half of the tenth. Union's two runs 
'" 'he sixth had tied the score at 6-6 and 
fhere matters stood for the next four 
'""ings and might have remained in- 
aehmtely if Hadley hadn't found someone 
on base for his fourth hit. 

(Coaltamd ob ronith ?•«•) 




Williams Professor, 
Dr.O.R.Altman.Dies 



Assistant Political Science 
Teacher Was in Failing 
Health Since This March 



Williams College and Williamstown 
were saddened by the death Tuesday 
morning of Dr. Orven Roland Altman, 
assistant |)rofessor of political science and 
one of the ablest and most popular younger 
members of the college faculty. 

Dr. Altman died of a kidney ailment in 
Thompson infirmary after a period of 
failing health which extended back to 
the spring recess in March. He was taken 
to the infirmary on Thursday of last week. 
lieside his wife, Charlotte Elaine Hall 
Altman, his mother, Mrs. Daisy Altman of 
East St. Louis, 111.; and a sister, Mrs. 
v.iu> iviiiici uf iluusiun, Texas, survive. 

Called to Williams as an instructor in 
1935, he was promoted to an assistant 
professorshi]) the following year. A career 
of great promise was terminated by the 
illness which forced him to relinquish his 
classes. At Williams he was eminently 
successful in his efforts to increase the 
capacity for analytical thinking about 
political problems by the students sitting 
under him. 

Sympathetic to New Deal 

He offered them groundwork in a course 
on comparative government in which the 
principles of the world's governments were 
studied, and also gave a more advanced 
course centering about a more intensive 
study of American problems. 

Mr. Altman once expressed his personal 
social philosophy by saying, "1 am a 
staunch defender of demccracy and cap- 
italism, but insi^ that they can be pre- 
served against their enemies only by cer- 
tain reforms. I sympathize strongly with 
the underlying motives of the New Deal, 
though often criticize severely the methods 
(ConUnuwl on Fouxth Psg«) 



Amherst Takes Cooperstown Exhibition^ 
6-2, to Break Deadlock in Ancient Series 



Hy UoiiERT F. Jordan, 2ni) '41 

Just to prove that their 1859 victory 
over Williams was no lluke and that the 
passing of the "dead" ball hasn't bothered 
them in the least, Amherst took Tuesday's 
1939 exhibition at Cooperstown, N.^'., 
6-2. Thus was the 76-76 deadlock that 
existed in this ancient baseliall rivalry 
broken in the 154th game. 

Hut nobody cared very much. The 
sleepy atmosphere that pervades James 
Fenimore Cooper's Glimmerglass country 
is infectious. Not even the hair-raising 
yarns of literary renegade Erastus F~. 
Beadle (1821-1894 A.D.), father of the 
dime no\el and another descendant from 
Cooperstown's rich past, could have roused 
the two teams from their dreamy activity. 
Hadley and Williams Stay Idle 

Muff Hadley and Ace Williams snoozed 
on their respective benches, resting up 
for future encounters, while their team- 
mates went through a listless dress re- 
hearsal of the Little Three series soon to 
be played. Even Rus Christenson, Am- 
herst catcher, didn't stir himself once to 
beef at umpires' decisions. 

In the time of Cooper's famous Leather- 
stocking Tales, Indians roamed the peace- 



ful hills surrounding Cooperstown. Today 
their place has been taken by ghosts of 
baseball's byegone greats whose Tuesday' 
afternoon solitude was marred by the 
disturbing spectacle of seven errors on 
sacre<l Doubleday Field. 

Smart Work of Coaches 

A handful of tiny fans sprinkled the 
brick grandstand to witness the after- 
noon's proceedings. I^erhaps they had 
been lead to expect another 18.59 debacle. 
Hut they were doomed to disappointment. 
All the players wore gloves, no "aces or 
bases" were granted for foul balls, and 
three strikes were out. Sixty-five runs, 
necessary for an 1859 victory, wasn't 
quota for Tuesday's game, six being 
sufficient — especially in view of Williams 
trifling two runs. 

Coaches Charlie Caldwell and Paul 
Eckley, who mutually outsmarted each 
other by holding back their ace pitchers, 
spent the afternoon scouting the opposi- 
tion. But all the baseball played took place 
in the pre-game practice sessions. Both 
teams drew sights on the chummy left 
field fence and popped Texas league flies 
over the barrier, 280 feet distant from 
(CoaUnuad on Third Page) 



54% of Senior 
Class to Enter 
Into ^Business' 



Vocational Poll Shows Rise 
of Interest in Selling, 
Sharp Drop in Insurance 



Teaching Draws Ten 

Places Second Behind Law; 
Graduate Schools Draw 
Two-fifths of '39 Group 



Big Green Tops 
Stickmen With 
5 -Point Margin 

Dartmouth Gives Lacrosse 
Team First Defeat This 
Year; Ephs Favored Over 
Union in Finale Saturday 



« uave .^wausoii s lacrosscmen met wicn 
their first defeat of the year on Wednes- 
day afternoon when the Dartmouth tribe 
came down out of the hills to scalp them 
by an 11-6 score. The Snivelymen, how- 
ever, hope to cure their wounds in time 
to turn back an invading Union aggrega- 
tion today. 

To Red Fuller, capitalizing on the 
smooth teamwork of his fellow New Eng- 
land Champions, go high scoring honors 
for the day with five tallies. Playing the 
Indian game for all that it was worth, 
F'uller's sharp shooting provided the Big 
Green with its margin of victory. 

Red Hosmer, carrot-topped sophomore 
star from Deerfield, sank the initial tally 
for Dartmouth on a fast-breaking extra 
man play. Before the period was over. 
Von Mater, Fuller, and Captain Merriam, 
making the most of the Purple population 
in the penalty box, added their names to 
the Hanover scoring list. 

All-American Goalie Stars 

In the first half, the Purple stickmen 
controlled the ball and had more shots 
(ConllBn«d on Fonxtk Fag*) 



Lab Campus Will Be 
Scene of Revised All 
College Sing Tonight 

Friday, May 19 — Dusty Surdam 
will lead a revised All College Sing 
tonight after dinner, when under- 
graduate singers will have an oppor- 
tunity to gather on the lab campus. 
Informality will keynote the occasion 
scheduled to last as long as student 
interest and unpracticed vocal cords 
permit. 

Because fraternit^' action on the 
sing, announced a month ago, was 
delayed by "too much going on," 
the proposal that the sixteen social 
organizations sing two songs during 
the program has been abandoned. 

"If there is still a demand for a 
real sing, we'll organize next year," 
promised Willard D. Dickerson '40, 
chairman of the proposed affair, when 
he announced the collapse this week of 
plans to initiate a non-competitive 
interfraternity sing at Williams. 



Monday Recital Will 
Be Saffords' Finale 



Music Director and Wife 
to Give Joint Concert 
in Chapin at 8:30 p.m. 



Law Favorite Occupation of Graduates, 
With Banking and Medicine Next Choices 



In a recent survey compiled by the 
Alumni Office, it is revealed that of all 
professions and occupations entered by 
Williams men for over the past sixty years, 
law has attracted the greatest number. 
After law, graduates have evidenced a 
preference for banking, medicine, insur- 
ance, teaching, theology, and real estate 
in that order. 

The lawyers easily outnumber all other 
occupations in claiming approximately 
six hundred and fifty alumni, the class of 
1923 making the largest contribution to 
this total. Twenty-eight members of this 
group have received recognition in Who's 
Who, while the same profession is also 
predominant among the trustees, six of 
their number being lawyers. 

Bankers, only half as numerous as the 
lawyers, derive their greatest support from 
the class of 1928. The medical profession, 
including those Williams alumni now 
attending graduate schools, holds almost 
the same appeal as banking, with the 
class of 1932 here boasting the most 
doctors. 

Of the two hundred and fifteen grad- 
uates occupied in the insurance business, 



a plurality is drawn from the class of 1926, 
while teachers and ministers gain their 
best support from 1931 and 1889 respect- 
ively. There then follows a decided drop 
in the number of Williams men engaged in 
such other fields as real estate, writing, 
and the theatre. 

Popularity of Miniatry Declines 

An examination of the statistics at inter- 
vals of one, ten, and fifty years ago shows 
an ever increasing preference for those 
professions requiring graduate study, 
with the single exception of the ministry. 
It is also interesting to note that such 
businesses as banking and insurance have 
attracted the majority of their alumni 
since 1920, but that the majority of min- 
isters appeared before 1893. 

Following the lawyers, there are four 
educators, two manufacturers, two bank- 
ers, and one publisher, insurance execu- 
tive, and business excutive each among 
the alumni trustees. Due to insufficient 
information, the Alumni office has been 
unable to make these statistics absolutely 
accurate and figures for many of the 
smaller occupations have not been com- 
piled. 



Professor and Mrs. Safford, long asso- 
ciated with Williams in the world of 
music, will present a farewell joint recital 
in Chapin Hall Monday night at 8:30 
p.m. The concert to which all are cordially 
invited will be their last joint appear- 
ance here after having completed fifteen 
years as the community's outstanding 
musical pair. 

Professor Safford, who was granted the 
honorary title of professor emeritus by 
the trustees of the college at their May 13 
meeting, retires from an active position 
on the Williams faculty this summer. He 
will still, however, play an important role 
in the future of the music department 
which he founded, and in which he is 
being succeeded next year by Robert G. 
Barrow. 

Studied Under Schumann-Heink 

Mrs. Safford, who with her husband 
will present the Monday night concert, 
studied at the famous Santa Cecilia Con- 
servatory in Buenos Aires, where she was 
born, and at the Institute of Musical Art 
in New York. Her training also includes a 
year's work under Madame Schumann 
Heink. Of her versatility as a contralto — 
she sings in four languages — Olin Downes 
of the New York Times said: "she is a 
capable musician as well as a singer, for 
the two do not always go together." 

The program for Monday's concert is 
as follows: ^ ^ 

I 

Aufenthalt Franz Schubert 

Gretchen am Spinnerade Franz Schubert 

(CoBllBaad aa TUid P««a) 



Increased popularity of "business" as a 
vocation and a slight rise in the number of 
seniors who will do graduate work after 
leaving Williams mark the results of the 
vocational poll which was taken recently 
of the members of the class of 1939 by 
The Record. Fifty-four per cent of the 
seniors indicated that their life work would 
lie in the field of commercial endeavor 
rather than in a profession, while forty 
per cent of the class plan to attend grad- 
uate school. 

Slightly over three-fifths of those who 
said they intended to enter some business 
specified the type of work which they 
intend to do. Merchandising and selling 
led with seven entrants, glass manufactur- 
ing was second with five, while insurance, 
manufacturing, and shipping each drew 
four. Insurance dropped seventy-five 
percent; from last year's total of, twelve 
prospective entrants into that field. 

Harvard Favorite Graduate School 

Flarvard again leads the graduate 
schools in popularity with Williams seniors 
as twenty-one will study law, medicine, 
and business there. Yale attracted seven 
graduates, while Columbia, M.l.T. and 
N.Y.TJ. drew three each. One .seninr will 
do graduate work at Selwyn College, 
Cambridge University, F3ngland. 

Among the professions, law leads as it 
did last May when the seniors were polled, 
with nineteen future candidates for the 
bar. Teaching took a sharp rise in popular- 
ity to place second behind law with ten 
entrants, four more than last year's 
figure. Included in these ten are two out- 
standing athletes at Williams. 

5 Headed for Newspaper Work 

Newspaper and publishing wofk ap- 
pealed to five seniors this year, and medi- 
cine enrolled four candidates. A new 
field was added to the list of vocations 
when four seniors expressed their inten- 
tions of studying for the ministry, a 
(Continued on Fourth Paga) 



Lecture Committee 
Will Present Nillson 



Series from Film Library 
on Movie Development 
Also Listed for 1939-40 



The Williams Lecture Committee, ac- 
tively making plans for the year 1939-40, 
has announced that Professor Martin 
Nillson, eminent Swedish archeologist, 
has been scheduled to speak here while 
touring America. A series from the Film 
Library, dealing with the history of movies 
in France and Germany and comparable 
to that on American movies shown here 
two years ago, has also been placed on 
next year's program, and tentative ne- 
gotiations have been made with other 
lecturers. 

Major George Fielding Eliot, author of 
The Ramparts We Watch and authority 
on American national defense, has made 
indefinite arrangements with the com- 
mittee which is working to secure a bal- 
anced and varied list of speakers. W.H. 
Auden, son-in-law of Thomas Mann and 
British poet, has made a pending engage- 
ment to speak. 

Prominent Authors Considered 

Thornton Wilder, Margaret Meade, 
anthropologist. Maxwell Anderson, Sin- 
clair Lewis, M.L. Wilson of the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, John Williams, 
economist, and former president of Czech- 
oslovakia Beiies are others being held 
under consideration. 

(CairilaMd ea IkM P«t*) 



THE WILLIAMS HECOUD. SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1939 



Senior Poll 



(Cantlau*d faom Flnt Fag*) 

vocation which none of last year's grad- 
uates chose. 

The poll, which reached all hut nine- 
teen of the seniors, reveals that only two 
members of 1939 will follow the arts in a 
non-teaching capacity, one in drama and 
the other in music, tlovernnient work 
likewise attracted only two men. 

Less than twelve per cent of the senior 
class was "undecided," the lowest figure 
in recent years for a date which Is one 
month from graduation. Conuuerical 
interests on the poll ranged all the way 
from "book-selling" to "travel," and in- 
cluded one senior who is going to engage in 
"magazine work, if " 




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Five Runners Leave 
For Intercollegiates 

JMoore, Victor Head Purple 
Squad in New Englands 
Today on Durham Track 

Friday, May 19 — For the last time in 
his illustrious career as a Williams track- 
man, Rog Moore will be donning his 
spiked shoes today and tomorrow before 
he leads a picked squad of five Purple 
runners to the University of New Hamp- 
shire track at Durham for the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiates. 

Completing the quintet that Plansky is 
sending north from his undefeated Little 
Three champions are the t.wo crack 
sprinters. Bill Victor and Bob Schumo, 
Johnny Gilman, unofficial college record- 
holder in the half, and another senior 
making his final bow in a Williams uni- 
form. Shadow Gottschalk, the javelin 
thrower. 

Victor, the sophomore flash, is scheduled 
to renew his rivalry of the winter season 
with Kenny Clapp, ace Brown dashman, 
and Howie Zeimetz of Boston U. either 
in the heats today or the finals tomorrow. 
The Bruin has a string of three indoor 
wins over the Ephman, including a victory 
in the LC.A.A.A.A. sprint last March in 
Madison Square Garden, while Zeimetz 
also has beaten Victor twice. 



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Hadley Trips Union 

(ConUauad boa Itzvl P«9«) 
With one out Larry Durrell finally 
found a spot for his first hit of the game, 
a sharp single to center. Dave Fitzgerald 
followed with a cleverly-executed drag 
bunt to first base that evaded everyone. 
With first and second occupied Hadley 
lost little time in cracking one to left 
field to push Durrell across with the big 
run. 

Rally in 5th With 2 Out 
Williams (miy other offensive worth 
mentioning was the four-run fifth, which 
lifted the Purple to a 6-4 lead. A walk, 
three singles, and Meehan's healthy triple 
to a remote spot in left, all with two out, 
accounted for these four tallies. 

The rare triple play came in the fourth 
frame with Perry Hazard the victim. Bush 
had walked and was on third by virtue of 
Fox's number one hit when Hazard lined 
one to Myers at second base. Myers 
not moving for the catch tagged Fox, 
running in front of the play, in the same 
motion for the second out. The play was 
completed with a lightning throw to third 
that nipped the surprised Bush before he 
could get back. 



Skip Fox has made the team with a 

bang in the last two games. A brace of 

hits in the Cooperstown game and then 

three out of four against Union give him a 

.400 average . . . The team travels to 

Tufts, Friday for an encounter with the 

lukewarm Jumbos. Dave Fitzgerald looms 

as the likely mound choice. HulT Hadley 

will go back again, Wednesday, against 

Army . . . Amherst comes up here for 

the Memorial Day game, Tuesday, May 

30. At that time the postponed Hadley- 

Williams encounter will doubtless take 

place. Neither Charlie Caldwell or Paul 

Eckley felt the Cooperstown game an 

opportune time to start their number one 

hurlers. 

The Summary: 

WILLIAMS (7) 

ab r h tb po 



Stickmen Downed 

(Conttnuad iiom niil Pag*) 

than did the invaders, but goalie I laslings, 
living up to his all-Anierica[i rating, 
lilankeled all shots in the opening period 
and allowed only llarv I'otter and Ozzie 
Tower to score in the following ([uarter. 

Three quick goals for Dartmouth shortly 
after half time made the spectators groan 
but the spectacular defensive work of 
Spence Silverthorne and a scoring rally 
by Jake Warden and Tower ke|)t the 
Purple in the running. A fourth Indian 
score in the third period, plus three more 
tallies in the final frame, completed the 
visitors total for the afternoon, and, at 
the same tine, put a stop to the two goal 
eleventh hour drive of the locals. The score 
standing at 10-6 for the visitors, the In- 
dians sank iheir last, and eleventh, shot 
just a few minutes before the final whistle. 
Stickmen Out for Revenge 

The two tens, nearly e(|ual in individual 
abilitN', were in sharp contrast when it 
came to team play. Dartmouth, clearly 
the more coordinated of the two outfits, 
won on its superior ability to function as 
a unit. 

In today's game with Union, the Snive- 
lynien are out to avenge last Wednesday's 
loss and the defeat administered to them 
last year at the hands of the Garnet. The 
Dutchmen's 1W8 victory, in which the 
since-gra<Uiated Joe Paul was the Eph- 
nien's highest hurdle, was the result of a 
closely contested, overtime struggle. 

Comparative scores give Williams a win 
on paperover their foes from Schenectady. 
The Union stickmen have already dropped 
a 1,3-6 encounter to New Hampshire and 
a 6-,5 tilt to Tufts, while the Purple has 
defeated both these teams, topping the 
Northerners 8-6 and the Jmnbos 16-1. 



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3 


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13 


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30 


14 


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1 


1 


1 


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4 


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Totals 40 6 10 10 128 16 2 

IntiinKs 1234S0789 10 

Union 1 10 2 2 0— « 

Williams 1 I 4 1—7 

Runs l)atted in — lladlcy 2, Brocknor 2, Scay, 
Palmer, Median 2, Bush. Two base hit — Rathlcy. 
Tlirec-basc hits — Median, Brockncr. Iloine run — 
Brockncr. StohMi base — Mould. Sacrifice hit — 
Bush. Double play — Turchik, Myers, and Brockncr. 
Triple play — Myers and Rathley. Left on bases — 
Williams 8, Union 4. Bases on balls — off Hadley 2, 
Mould 10. Struck out— by Hadley 9, Mould 2. 
Wild pitch — Mould. Balk — Mould. Umpires — ■ 
Burns and Wlialen. Time of Bumo — 21i and 18 m. 
JOne out in 10th when winning run scored. 



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Dr. Altman Dies 

(Contlnu«d bom Fint Pagt) 

eiiiployetl. My symi)atliies are usiiallv 
with the underi)rivileKecl, yet I am skep,,', 
cal of the validity of the class siruunl. 
concept as an explanation of all uiodm 
political phenomena." 

Member of Phi Beta Kappa 

Horn in Litchliokl, III., 190.S, Dr. All. 
man was proud of the practical expi ricjict 
he gaineil as a youth by working i,, ;,„ 
orange packinK [ilant and in cottom lie|||s 
lie attended hitsh school in Florid,, and 
Illinois, and was graduated in 1<)2,^ rank. 
iiig third scholastically after liavini' 
worked eight hours a night to earn ixpcu. 
ses. In 1927, he was graduated a member oi 
I'hi Beta Kappa with highest honor.sasj 
"bronze tablet student" from the I Hivor. 
sity of Illinois. 

Or. Altman pursued graduate bluil\ 
at Harvard, from 1'>32-,S.S, serving as an 
instructor and tutor in the political 
science department there. His I'li.l), 
which he earned in 1936, was writUn 
on "Management of the Repiililican 
Party Since 1914." 

Student Pallbearers 

College classes were suspended Weiliics- 
day at 11:00 a.m. to allow faculty and 
students to attend funeral services in 
Thompson Memorial Chapel. Rev. A 
Cirant Noble, college chaplain condiictid 
the rites, and eight undergrathuites acted 
as pallbearers. Interment followed in 
College Cemetery. 

Bernhard M. .»\uer, James M. Hiirn~ 
Curtis ('.. Callan, William B. Clates, and 
Murray .S. Stedman '.SO were palllxaicT- 
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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1939 



No. 18 



Nine After 5 th 
Win of Season 
At West Point 

Retvirns to Face Amherst 
in Memorial Day Game; 
SoMthpaw Ace Williams 
to Start for Sabrinas 



Witli twii losses of three games played 
to show for a mediocre week's work the 
Williams baseball team goes after its 
fifth win of the season Wednesday, facini; 
Army at West Point. I'ollowini! this en- 
counter the nine swings into the final 
stretcli with a Memorial Uay jjanie here 
against Andierst which will go far towards 
detrrniiniiiK Williams' Little Three fnture. 
I'hc Sabrinas served notice that they 
were iinly foolinj; around at Cooperstown 
l,y ilnashinj; Wesleyan, Satuidny, 13-3. 
Ace Willianis, with things going smoothly 
all the way, had the Cardinals eating out 
of his hand while hrankie Korris, whom 
Stetson held hitless in the centemiial 
giiiiie, aided things no end with four solid 
singles in five trips to the plate. 

.Vmherst's greatest weakness, at present, 
is ;in erratic sophomore infield. Both Joe 
Kellyand llalPartenheinier.third baseman 
aiulsliortstop, respectively, havebeen play- 
ing in and out ball in the |>ast few games. 
Ziiis at second and Norris at first are 
steadier, but if the Jeff infield should start 
to throw the ball around, southpaw Ace 
Williams may have to wait a while for his 
initial win over Williams. 

Hadloy May Not Start 
rharlie Caldwell is still indefinite as to 
a starting pitcher. llulT Hadley hasn't 
been experiencing any luck of late. Mis 
high, hard one hasn't had the accustomed 
hop and his curve ball control has been 
below par. Accordingly, Dave Fitzgerald 
may get a chance to start. I.ec Stetson 
will undoubtedly be rushed in again if 
things go badly for either Hadley or Fitz- 
gerald. 

The .\rmy game, Wednesday, is a more 
inunediate objective. The West Pointers, 
playing many of the Ivy League clubs and 
a few of the Metropolitan New \'ork nines, 
have had an indifTerent season, ^'ale, 
Columbia, Duke, and Lafayette have all 
taken the Army team. Hut the Cadets in 
turn have had little difficulty with I'rince- 
ton, Rutgers, or Syracuse, taking the 
latter, 8-4, with a smashing, late game 
olTcnsive. Perhaps the most impressix'e 
West Point accomi)lishnient to date was 
holding a squad of New York Giants, 
which jovial Bill Terry brought up the 
Hudson, to a 4-2 margin. 

Nanny or Davis, the two leading hurlers 
in the Army camp will probably pitch 
(Continued on SUth Fags) 



Weston '96 Is Elected 
To American Academy 

Karl K. Weston ''M, Amos Law- 
rence Professor of Fine Arts, was 
elected to membership In the Ameri- 
can Academy of Arts and Sciences at 
a meeting of the honorary club recent- 
ly. Professor Weston was chosen for 
membershi|) in the I'ine Arts section 
of the Humanities division of the or- 
ganization. 

Membership in the ."Xcaclemy is 
limited to about ')()0 men in this coun- 
try and abroad who have l)een chosen 
for eminence in iheir special field of 
W(jrk. President James I'. Baxter, 3r(l, 
Kilwin A. Locke, Director of Health 
and Athletics, and Walter W. Mc- 
Laren, William Brough Professor of 
ICconomics, arc also mendjors of the 
Academy from Williams. 



Cindermen Seventh 
In N. K T. F. A. Meet 



Rog Moore Takes Third 
In Both Hurdles; Victor 
Captures 2nd in 100, 220 



Rog Moore's pair of thirds and Bill 
X'ietor's two seconds together contributed 
ten points to the Willianis cause in the 
New Kngland Intercollegiate track and 
field meet, held last weekend on the Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire oval at Durham. 
Hob Schumo added two more to run the 
Purple total up to twelve to insure sev- 
enth place for the Purple squad of five in 
the championship games. 

Winner for the third straight year was 
a potent Rhode Island State team, while 
Kenny Clapp, by \-irtue of wins in the 100, 
220, and 220 hurdles, almost single- 
handed pulled his Brown club into second 
place. Behind Williamr,, however, were 
both Little Three rivals, Amherst in 
ninth position and Wesleyan in thirteenth. 
Dugger Beats Moore in 0:14.8 

Running in his Williams uniform for the 
last time. Captain Rog Moore uncovered 
the toughest kind of competition in both 
his specialities. Coming safely through to 
the finals of the 120 highs, he had to meet 
Ed Dugger of Tufts and Neil Allen of 
Bowdoin, both of whom had approached 
record time in their heat. Dugger took the 
race in 0:14.8, with Allen inches behind, 
and Moore a good third. In the 220 lows, 
Moore dropped the finals to triple-winner 
Clapp, and to Dugger, placing was third 
again. 

Contrary to pre-nieet expectations. Bill 

\'ietor did not find the longer distances 

any aid at all in his attempt to chalk up a 

first win over Clapp. Racing against a 

(Continued on Sixth Page) 



Flying Club Celebrates Extra -Curricular 
Maturity with Air Show Over Weekend 



Only when the plane's exhaust began 
to show blue and red in the gathering 
dusk Sunday night did the Williams Fly- 
mg Club close the weekend air show of 
low-priced flights and stunting which 
celebrated its ofificial entrance into the 
college's expanding list of extra-curricular 
activities. 

Starting last fall, a small but typically 
enthusiastic group of air-minded students 
began clamoring incessantly for adminis- 
trative recognition, until in February they 
earned .S.A.C. membership, a charter from 
the National Intercollegiate Flying Club, 
and trustee permission for upperclassmen 
to fly. 

At this date an expanded roster of 
thirty-five undergraduates arc taxing the 
two-plane facilities to the limit. Dean 
Gregcrsen was the first passenger, and the 
trustees have now given the flying fran- 
ehisc to all four classes. 

Hopes £op Government Subsidy 
lans for the future are rosily optimistic 
and typical of the industry shown so far. 
The club has high hopes of getting a 
large share of the national subsidy to 
stimulate collegiate aviation. Because of 
the progress made under civilian organiza- 
tion the club stands a good chance to re- 
"^'ve numerous grants which under the 
present rates would provide fifty hours of 
"yng, eight dual, forty-two solo, free of 
charge, 



Anyone who flew this weekend, and was 
told to "take her over" when the plane 
reached about five hundred feet, probably 
met the small man who is largely re- 
sponsible for the present flourishing con- 
dition of the dull, Seymour Jesuji. 
Instructor Owns Two Planes 

A flyer whose ability is recognized on 
every air|)ort of the country, the owner of 
three planes of his own, Jesup has flown 
all types of ships through every possible 
weather condition, and for many years 
has maintained a barnstorming company 
during the summer. 

His trust in parachutes was destroyed 
some years ago when he was ferrying a 
costly cargo from Canada to the United 
States in sub-zero weather. His motor 
stopped and Jesup was set to jump when it 
cut in again and he landed safely at his 
destination. On landing he found his 
chute was hopelessly caked with mud, and 
would never have opened. 

A flyer of tremendous capabilities him- 
self, he takes no chances with his students. 
Following a recent fatal crash on the 
Taconic Trail by a non-member with 200 
hours experience, Jesup took his more 
advanced pilots to the scene, "to show you 
what happens when you get careless and 
overconfident." The crash was the re- 
sult of using sub-zero grade oil which on a 
long flight overheated and 'froze' the 
engine. 



Split on Value of Placement Bureau, H01IS6 Waiters 
1939 Urges More Vocational Guidance t» • Sfatp 



Three Seniors out of 33 Who Tried Organization 
Have Been Placed; One Has Accepted Offer 



Desire both for an increase in the variety 
and number of companies sending repre- 
sentatives to interview job-seeking stu- 
dents and for more vocational guidance 
such as that offered by the Cargoyle pro- 
gram over mid-winter reunion weekend 
was expressed in a recent survey of the 
Class of \')y). Designed as an attempt to 
<leteriiiine the value of the Willianis place- 
ment bureau to undergraduates and to 
collect suggestions for improving its 
efforts, the poll revealed unanimity of 
belief that Williams needs a placement 
organization, although opinion on the 
worth of the present bureau was widely 
siilit. 

Of the eighty-one seniors who answered 
the {[uestion.'iire, well o^■er half had not 
attempted to find a job through the bureau 
either because they felt their own efforts 
would pro\e more fruitful or because 
they intended to go on into graduate 
study. Three of the thirty-three men 
reached through the jjoll who tried to get 
jobs through this organization have so 
far been placed, but only one of these 
three has definitely accepted the post 
olTered. Another has decided not to accept 
his ap|x)intnient, and the third is undeci- 
ded. 



Twenty-seven others have thus far 
had no definite propositions olTered them 
by any concern whose representatives 
they interviewed, and the other three ha\e 
"leads," which they feel may result in 
appointment. 

Slightly more than half of the seniors 
contacted who have tried to get jobs 
through the bureau are dissatisfied with 
the work it is doing. Others expressed the 
opinion that whatever fault there was in 
the problem of finding a jjosition should 
be attributed to the individual student 
rather than to the bureau. 

Thirteen undergraduates maintained 
that they have gotten "leads" through 
their inter\iews with company represen- 
tatives brought here by the jilaccment 
organization. Sixteen, on the other hand, 
felt that they have accomplished little 
through these contacts. 

Over and beyond bringing business 
representatives here, the bureau has, 
according to twelve seniors, helped them 
individually to locate positions in other 
ways, while a total of seventeen feel that 
other than making possible these indi- 
\idual interviews with company men 
the bureau has done little for them, 



Tax Exemption 

O'Grady '40 Reports Action 
Secured by Treasurers' 
Association at Boston 



Amendment Sought 

Representatives of Little 
Three Colleges Propose 
Change in Security Act 



Gargoyle Rites 
Will Culminate 
Memorial Day 

Class Song, Grosvenor Cup 
Presentation, Amherst 
Ball Game Are Incidental 
to Traditional Tapping 



Williams will throw off its sombre cloak 
of final examinations next Tuesday for 
one day of colorful tradition and revered 
ceremony when the entire college will 
participate in the observance of time- 
honored Memorial Day rites. In a day 
which includes the Amherst baseball 
game, awarding of the Grosvenor Cup, 
and the annual inter-class singing contest, 
the tapping of members of the junior class 
for Gargoyle will serve as the chief attrac- 
tion to the hundreds of alumni and holiday 
guests who annually spend Memorial 
Day in Willianistown. 

Forty-four years ago, several members 
of the class of 189.S formed a senior honor 
society to which they gave the name Gar- 
goyle. Each year since that time, the 
society has publicly chosen on Memorial 
Day not more than twenty members of the 
junior class in full standing who have 
"best shown in their college life a desire 
and ability to promote the best interests 
of Williams." 

The eighteen members of the class of 
1939 who form the present undergraduate 
Gargoyle group will perforin the historic 
ritual of the society on the lab campus, 
before the eyes of undergraduates, alumni, 
and guests seated on the West College 
slope. Robert McN. Buddington, presi- 
dent of Gargoyle, will lead his fellow meni- 
(Continaad on Third Page) 



7 New Attractions 
Featured in "40 ''GuV 



Seven new features will be presented in 
the 1940 Gulielmcnsiatt which will appear 
on Wednesday, May 24th. Dedicated to 
Professor James B. Pratt, and with a sub- 
dedication to Charles L. Safford, the new 
year book will contain the best editorial 
from The Record, prize winning cartoons 
from the Purple Cow, and the most note- 
worthy story from Sketch. 

Plus the usual features of such a volume, 
the current Gnl will contain twenty-four 
more pages than last year's issue,two pages 
of composite candid pictures for each fra- 
ternity, and many other informal shots 
throughout the black and purple pages. 
Hesides these attractions, the volume soon 
to be published will contain end papers 
on which are printed the signatures of 
every member of the senior class, and will 
he bound in a purple and gold cover. 

In the three "best" contests run in the 
Gul, James M. fiurns '.?9 won the ten 
dollar editorial prize, R. Dike Hlair '40 
and Hubert E. Howard '40 annexed the 
cartoonists trophy, and Pierre L.Sichel '39 
came off with top honors in the field of 
stories selected from Sketch. 



N'erbal recognition that student em- 
ployees in the fraternities and Garfield 
Club are no longer subject to the tax 
requirements on the State Compensation 
Tax laws has been gained by the Treas- 
urers' Association as a result of its most 
recent activity. According to Gerald B. 
O'Grady '40, vice-president of the asso- 
ciation, the taxing will cease as soon as the 
several houses have sulimitted certain 
specified reports. 

These results were (obtained, after ex- 
tensive correspondence had failed, when 
a personal interview was held with of'licials 
in the Status Determination Section of 
the State Compensation Commission at 
Boston. To date seven houses have filed 
the required Employer's Status Reports 
and are no longer liable for their student 
workers. The remaining fraternities will 
follow suit when various financial arrange- 
ments have been cleared. 

Hope for Amendment by June 

A proposed amendment to the federal 
Social Security Act, which would exempt 
student employment from liability under 
that act, has passed into United States 
Congress from the Ways and Means Com- 
mittee and will provide further savings 
to student workers. O'Grady of Willianis, 
Stifler and Poole of Amherst, and f^enne 
of Wesleyan presented the amendment 
which, it is hoped, will be passed before 
the second quarter of 1939 ends in June. 

Exemption from paying the state taxes 
will remove the burden of paying the 
employees' tax from undergraduates who 
were actually being taxed on remunera- 
tions which are an integral part of the 
college system of student aid. The decision 
was finally obtained when it was realized 
that the money thus taxed was for an 
educational purpose. 

Means More in College Work 

Commenting on the success of the 
Treasurers' Association O'Grady said, 
"The Amherst representative on the case 
in Washington made the telling point that 
the undergraduate employee, while in 
(Coittnuad oa Thiid Faga) 



Local ^Jack Roper" of Featherweight Pugs 
Hits Comeback Trail Following $800 Fire 



W. Gates, Pratt '39 Win 
$500 Clark Scholarships 

The Horace F. Clark '83 prize schol- 
arships, awarded each year to "such mem- 
bers of the senior class as may be chosen 
by the faculty on the basis of superior 
scholarship, general ability, and interest 
in scholarly research," have been won this 
year by William B. Gates '39 and David 
M. Pratt '39. 

Donated by Madame Marie L. Souber- 
beille in memory of her father, the prizes 
give the winners $500 for use in 
graduate study. Last year's recipients 
were Northrop Brown and A. Keith 
McKean. Gates intends to use his money 
to cover one year's expenses at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago where he will prepare 
for a Ph.D. in economics, and Pratt will 
employ his award in a similar fashion in 
graduate work in biolofy at Harvard. 



"Jack Roper's toity-nine an I'm ony 
toity. He gives me inspiration goin' 
after Louis like dat. Jus give me one crack 
at Henry Armstrong an I'll be ready ta 
put da fists in moth balls." 

The Kid isn't fooling cither. He needs 
the money badly and every afternoon now 
a small, gnarled, muscular figure is hot- 
footing it around the Lasell track and 
pulverizing large black shadows en route. 
It breathes with its head flung back, 
snorting viciously a la Glenn Cunningham. 
It's The Kid coming back. Ovila St. 
Pierre is his full name, and in ten years 
he has grown from a lad of all work to a 
man of all work as the Deke house number 
one and only boy. 

When he reached his majority, having 
left school at fourteen, The Kid began 
fighting professionally as a light-weight or 
featherweight, and has spent ten years in 
the ring since, enduring 121 bouts. To date 
his record stands at fifty-five K.O.'s, 
thirty-seven decisions for, twenty-three 
decisions against, and six dustoffs on him- 
self. 

'Oeez — I Had Enough' 

"Course I was never really knocked out. 
I just knew when I was hoit an took a ten 
count. Like in Holyoke. I aweys had 
trouble wit my mitts, an broke one in da 
foist round on some punk's skull. I 
haddim on da ropes tree seconds from da 
bell when I block one of hit bats wit my 
busted paw. Geez — I had enough." 



His best paying events were gruilge 
fights with the Nappy brothers, Johnny 
and Tommy, of Pittsfield. First (me 
Nappy would take him on and get K. O.'d, 
and then the other would try for revenge 
and get K.O.'d. It went on for .several 
years. "Dcy sure loved punishin' dem- 
selves," grins The Kid. 

A year ago. The Kid's wife pulled a Mrs. 
Braddock and prevailed on him to hang 
up his gloves. The Kid was ready, too, 
because he had taken his share of punish- 
ment over the years. Then misfortune 
in the shape of an $800 fire overtook the 
St. Pierrcs. Everything he owned went 
up in smoke, and The Kid had to borrow 
to get started again. The accident forced 
him back to the ring. 

He had a hard time getting into shape, 
because his other form of exercise consists 
of day-long workouts with a scries of big, 
black cigars. He almost deserves the name 
of Berkshire Galento, for he burns them up 
with the rapidity of a prairie fire-factory 
leavings at seven for a dime. 

His last fight was in December up at 
Bennington. According to The Kid, "I 
don't remember nuttin. We was goin 
along okay, den da ref broke us and Jackie 
slips around behind da ref and coi^ks me 
one on da button." The blow ripped open 
the Kid's prognathous jaw to the extent 
of nine stitches which his teeth cut from 
the inside. 

(ConllBBacl n SMk Page) 



THE WILUAMS RECOllD, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1939 



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TiiK Rkcoui) takes pleasure in announcing that 
as a result of tlie recent competition of its sophomore 
board, William H, Callender of Naperville, Illinois, 
Seudder M. Parker of Hartford, Conn., Alexander 
R. Johnston of Essex Fells, N. J„ and Robert F. 
Jordan, 2nd, of West Newton have been elected 
associate editors. Beginning in the fall, the first two 
named will compete for the positions of Editor-in- 
Chief and Senior Associate Editor; the latter two 
for the positions of Managing Editor and Assign- 
ment Editor. 



RICH MAN, POOR MAN 

When Thomas J. Wood, Director of Admissions, 
completed his spring visits to the secondary schools 
which send graduates to Williams, he brought back 
distressing news. There is a general feeling abroad 
in some of those schools that Williams is a "rich man's 
college" in the unhealthy sense that the boy of 
limited means is handicapped, first, by the lack of 
financial opportunities, and second, by discrimination 
in the extra-curricular life of the college. The Record 
believed that such a feeling was based on misconcep- 
tions. We therefore undertook a survey of campus 
financial opportunities and the participation of 
present scholarship men in athletics and extra- 
curricular organizations. The results of the survey 
fully justify our original belief, fully document what 
every Williams man knows. 

The annual report of Albert V. Osterhout should 
contradict any assertion that the student who needs 
financial help must go elsewhere for an education. 
During the college year 1937-38 the sum of $51,860.49 
in scholarships, loans, and gifts was made available 
to over 135 students; 123 of these men shared 
$49,150.00 in scholarship money. In addition $66,- 
678.25 was earned through the various campus organi- 
zations and agencies. The social groups paid 
$41,328.55 to waiters, treasurers, and stewards, and 
$11,077.14 was earned by profit-making extra- 
curricular activities. Other jobs and agencies com- 
pleted the total. The grand total of these figures is 
impressive: $118,538,74 was shared by over 350 
undergraduates ! 

Our extra-curricular survey includes only those 
ninety-six men, listed in the November 1938 Cata- 
logue, who are receiving full formal scholarships. 
Of those ninety-six men only ten are not actively 
connected with at least two full-fledged extra-cur- 
ricular organizations or athletic teams; and of those 
ten, five are on the Dean's List! Twenty-five are active 
in both athletic and non-athletic activities. Of the 
forty-six listed members of the freshman class, only 
three are in the inactive classification. 

Selecting two activities at random, we find that 
seven of the thirty-one, roughly one-quarter, Junior 
Advisers for next year are scholarship men, and five 
scholarship men are on The Recokd editorial board. 
It is interesting to note that the scholastic rating of 
this group is 3.65, well above the college average and 
the average of the highest social group. 

A rough estimate including the many others who 
receive partial tuition and earn all or part of their 
expenses, brings even more conclusive results. This 
group includes a good proportion of the leaders in 
the Williams community. If there is a disturbing 
element in these tacts it is not that the group which 
earns its way is discriminated against, but that it is 
proportionately a much more active and vital group 
than the non-scholarship section of the under- 
graduate body. Non-scholarship men should not be 
pleased by the fact that those who are earning their 
way are carrying more than their share of campus 
responsibility. 

Williams is proud of the opportunities it offers the 
able student of limited means. Williams is proud of 
the record of its scholarship men in all fields of under- 
graduate life. The son of the rich man, the son of the 
poor men, stand or fall here on their merits, not on 
their money. Of that we are all proud, and thankful. 



CALENDAR OJ 



WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 
3:15 p.m,— Varsity Tennis. Williams vs. Amherst. Amherst. 
3:45 p.m.— Varsity Baseball. Williams vs. Army. West Point, 

N. Y, 
4K)0 p.m,— Varsity Golf. Williams vs. Amherst. Taconic Golf 

Course. 
4:15 p.m.— Freshman Golf. Williams vs. Amherst Freshmen. 

Taconic Golf Course. 

TUESDAY, MAY 30 
2iO0 p.m.— Varsity Baseball, Williams vs. Amherst. Weston 

Field. 
After Baseball Game — Class Sinking, Grosvenor Cup Award, 

Gargoyle Tapping. Lab Campus. 




By 'riiEODOKK Clahke Smith 

Tides of popular feeling in the country at large are inevitably 
reflected in students' attitudes. Thirty years ago there was an 
intense interest in governmental and social reform and an im- 
mense hopefulness and courage. Twenty years ago there was 
much less hopefulness; much less interest in domestic problems, 
but great concentration on foreign matters, — the League of 
Nations, and our relation to the rest of the world. Ten years ago 
all hopefulness had been replaced by cynicism and there was 
practically no interest among undergraduates in public ques- 
tions, no concern over wrongs, social or political, not a shadow 
of a belief in reform. 

Now we have a new combination, — the cynicism of the 
twenties plus an absorbing desire to know more about the 
sinister problems that hang over us and over the rest of the 
human race. The Williams student of the late thirties wants to 
know the worst and wants to know what can be done about it. 
Further, he doesn't want much except analysis of the present. 
Unless a thing is a live matter, why botherabout it? An earnest 
sophomore objected to the history major because it contained 
so much history. Nothing earlier than the American Civil War 
was of any value in studying present discontent. It was mean- 
ingless to go further back. 

All elements share this attitude. The "liberals" would also 
like to see impassioned and daring professors, men 
who should carry on propaganda fearlessly all the time. 
Away with the pretense at impartiality, which usually only 
conceals timidity and anyway is not constructive! The mass 
of undergraduates who still hold "father's" ideals, — detest 
organized labor, hate the administration, object to spending, 
taxation, etc. etc., — are still sufficiently alive to the need for 
knowing more of the dangers that await them, to desire to 
study the immediate present, almost as much as the "liberals." 

All this is wholly desirable, and the college is fortunate in 
having members of its staff who can satisfy these wants. But 
from the educational point of view, there are some important 
factors that are in danger of being overlooked. Williams has 
stood for something beyond information, no matter how up-to- 
date. It has stood for the use of the human reason in the 
attempt to reach conclusions, and it has maintained that there 
can be no valid understanding of what things are unless one 
understands how they came to be. Four years of glorified 
current events might be exciting and might equip a journalist, 
but would produce a very superficial bachelor of arts. The 
professor who displeases his hearers today by abstaining from 
any propaganda and insisting on their trying to make up their 
own minds, is the one who adheres to the permanent objectives 
of this college. Thought and not thrills characterize real educa- 
tion ; thought based on solid work, on facts and on the knowledge 
of how to estimate the validity of those facts in any field of 
human knowledge. What the present world needs is more cool 
reason, less futile emotion, A single page of real analysis is 
worth volumes of acrid denunciation or sneering depreciation. 



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WALDEN FINALE 

For the past week we have been spending our time wondering 
what we would do during exams. Not that we couldn't just 
as well review a few courses. But everyone else is supposedly 
doing that and our watchword is originality. For this reason 
we called on Cal King and put the thing squarely up to him. 
"Cal," we said, "how's things." He went on for an hour or so 
describing in detail all the ramifications of the motion-picture 
industry and what men like himself and Darryl Zanuck had to 
put up with. The world of the cinema, we a!greed, is indeed a 
queer and novel thing. One day you are up and the next day 
you are not up. As an example we pointed to Taconic park 
where seniors and friends have been doing endless beer drinking 
of late. One minute those guys are up and the next they are 
no longer anywhere to be seen. The Lacrosse team is another 
group with ups and downs. Its post season activities consist 
of climbing trees on Spring Street and playing Tarzan. Coach 
Whoops Snively stands at the bottom to catch them as they fall 
out. 

Cal King was growing nervous at our musing. He looked so 
sad that we just had to ask him what was playing at his place 
next week. He brightened up right away and reported on all 
the deals he had closed during the past month. For Tuesday 
he has signed on a thing called Emit Und Die Detektive which is 
obviously in some foreign lingo. Sounds a little like Russian, 
No, by gosh, its a story y/e have been reading in German class. 
No wonder it sounded familiar. Sure we know it well. All 
about~er— well it's a darn good story, something about a guy 
named Emil and some dicks. Credit the German Department 
for receiving this. 

Wednesday as usual is review day and this week features two 
really outstanding efforts froni the pen of the same director, 
Alfred Hitchcock, who is English and who if American directors 
coulddoas well, there would be more flicks worth going to hear 
as well as elsewhere perhaps. The names of the two, in case 
you are still following us, are 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes. 
Thursday is a day which we can't quite describe. There are two 
pictures both of which we have never so much as heard of and 
none of the performers in which have ever ccossed our cloudy 
vision. They must have been smuggled in, as they are Gau- 
mont British, and traded to Hollywood for two newsreels and a 
shortstop. The first, Three on a Weekend, is advertised as being 
as "a picture as absorbing as your own most intimate experi- 
ence." We are going to take this one in on the off chance that 
the ad is correct. Somebody has been reading our mail. The 
other, if you care, is Beauty For the Asking which sounds as 
though it packed about as much of a wallop as the A. D. soft- 
ball team. 

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance their way into your 
heart again on Friday and Saturday in The Story of Vernon and 
Irene Castle. This time they have the benefit of a real story 
and some early dances which make the Lindy Hop and the 
Susy-Q look like exercises in murder technique. The original 
Castl«t were dancers and since the present team are also dancers, 
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"Emil Und Die Detektive" 

Oerznan Dialogue 
added "The March of Time" — Shows at 3:lS-7:15-9:0O 

Wednesday s 

Review 
Two Alfred Hitohoook Productions 

"The 39 Steps" 

With 

Madeline Carroll, Robert Donat 

Alao 

"The Lady Vanishes" 

With an aU Star Cait 
Showa at 3:18-7:18-7:48 For Both Foaturas 



Thursday 

2 Faaturaa 

"3 On A Weekend" 

With 
Margaret Lockwood 

AlTC 

"Beauty For The Asking" 

With 
liUoiUa BaU 
Shew* at 3:lS-7:lS-7:45 lor both featurat 



THE WILLIAMS RKrnitn. TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1939 



Social Security s, „-• JMemarjal Day 

lOiM^aMd bam Tint PaaaW ^ ' ■ :._.„,_ ' . 



(CflnHtl— * Iran lint ?««•)'= 

ollege would pay about sixty dollars to 
(he various phases of the taxing system, — 
and ill return. whdiV. lj« bieanie- l|a})l« fir 
reiiiuiieratioii in his gld a^e, woi^iy 
riceivo about fifty -oellts a> we^k. i 1'he 
sixly dollars means far more to him while 
he is strugpjjiip.to rece/yeijn edupatjonj"- 

Hesidcs this ' worit ' on' tfie taxing of 
siiiilent ertiplaynlertt ' since ' its ■ bj-fcaniza- 
tioii last fall, tlv^ iTij^JVVtffs' Ass^ciplion 
has secured several other principal price 

hiitions for the several houses. A new 
billing system with the tiilephone company 
which eliminates losses on untlaimed 
toll calls was negotiated. A new rate from 
the North Berkshire Gas and Light 
C'cinipaiiy secured by the association will 
siivc $1,000 for all the fraternities each 
year. 

Also savings have been made on small 
items such as the price of trucking. 
IVopo-sed by the group for this summer is 
111 investigation of local water rates paid 
hv I he large consumers, namely the' 
college and social organizations. 



The John Marshau 

LAW 



SCHOOL 

FOUNDED 1899 

AN 

ACCREDITED 

LAW SCHObL 

TEXT and CASE 

METHOD 

.• 

For Catalog, racom* 
mended list of pre'legol 
lubjncti, and booklet, 
"Sludyof Lawand Prop«r 
Preparation" oddrtsti 
Edward T. Lee, Dean. 



COURSES 

(40w^ks peryaar) 

Aftemoon-9V yepri 

Jdays...4>30-6s30 

Evening —4 yaars 
Men., Wed., >ri., 
6i30-9i20 

Poit-graduola 
1yMr..h¥ic»av««ak 
Practica courtai 
exclwtlvely. 

Allcourteilagd 
to degraas. 

Two yagrt' eollaga 
work requirad for 
anirdnca. 

Naw cloiiai form 
In Sapt.ond Fab. 



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bers from Jesup Hall to a spot on the east 
side of the campus. There the, eigbteen 
seniors will form a circle, from which 
they will dtopiput one by one, march past 
the assembled junior class on the lab fence 
t}) the west end of the campus, and return 
to single put the juniors whom they have 
cjiosen to honor. 

Hayward WiU Prawnt Oroavanor Cup 
Before the members of Gargovle leave 
Jesup Hall, William C. Hayward '39, ■ 
president of the 1939 Undergraduate 
Council, will present the Crosvenor Cup 
to that member of the junior class who 
"best exemplifies the traditions of Wil- 
liams." Last year, Buddington was awar- 
ded the cup which was donated by the 
Interfraternity Council of 1931 in memory 
of Allan Livingston Crosvenor, one of 
their fellow-inembers. 

Imniediately after the Amherst- Wil- 
liams baseball game on Weston Field, 
the various classes will assemble on the 
steps of Jesup Hall to com|)ete in the 
traditional inter-class singing contest. 
Each class sings a class song composed 
by one or more of its members, and one 
college song. i 

This year the three uppir classes will 
repeat the class s6ngs which they gave 
last Memorial Day. The senior class will 
sing Fore-.er Loyal by James M. Ludlow, 
and Frank H. Townsend, and Our Mother. 
The juniors will again sing As Forty 
Passes By, last year's prize-winning song 
by William S. Buddington and Elliott 
R. Watt, and Yard by Yard. 

The Victory March by E. Throop Geer 
and C. Lpuis Safford, Jr., and 'Neath 
the Shadow of the Hills will form the 
sophomores' offering. Marshall S. Hannock 
and Warren (;. Hunke have Written The 
Loyal Sons for the freshman class to sing 
in addition to Come Fill Your Chsses Up. 



Examination Schedule 



WHAT WILLIAMS PLAYERS MADE THE 
'ALL-LITTLE THREE' TEAMS? 

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WHAT WILLIAMS TEAM HAS BROKEN 
COLLEGE RECORDS CONSISTENTLY FOR TWO 

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WHAT HAVE THE EDITORS SAID ABOUT 
THE COLLEGE?"' ' ■• > >f i-iivi i ".. n ioo!.;,: 



All these facts are in your 



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all college news 

— -S Bouii3 Volume of 

THE RECORD 

A limited quantity (25) may be reserved for 
1938-1939. 



Cair^kt the Record Business Office iii Jesup. 



bjify. Hay 36 
f.Qt> a.m. 

Biolony 8— T.B.L. 

Biology 10 — T.B.L. 

German 9rl0 — 6H. 

Greek 5.8-8 L. •^•»«"'«' 

Italian 1-2 — II H. 

I.alin 19-20 — g L. 

Mathematics 7-8—16 H. 

I'liiloBopliy 3-1 — 8 H. 

PIlUpBopliy 12-7 H. 
. ^^Political Science 3-4 — 4,5,8,7 Gr 
1:30 pLm. 

S Geology 1-2— T.G.L.and T.B.L. 
Saturday, Afoya? 
9:00a.m. 

Economics 14 — 7Gr. 

English 14—9 Gh. 

Fine Arts 1-2— 10 L. 

French 9-10 — 15 H. 



G History 9-10 — 6 Gr. 

History of Science 1-2—21 T.C.L 

Italian 7-8 — 11 H. 

Latin 3-4 — 8 L. 

Latin 5-8 — 8 L. 

Physics la-2a — ^T.P.L. 

Political Science 7.8 — ^5 Gr. 

Kelltion 1-2 — 8 H. 
1:30 p.m. 

Astronomy 1-2 — 13 H. 

Physics 1-2— T. P. L. 
Monday, Mav 29 
9:00 a.m. 

Biology 3-4— T.B.L. 

Chemistry 7-8 — T.C.L. 

Economics 8 — 4 Gr. 

English 5-6—6, 8 H. 

French 3-4 — 11 H. 

Geology 3-4— Clark 

German 7-8 — 7 Gh. 

History 13-14 — 7Gr. 

Latin 1-2—6 L. 

Physics 3-4 — ^T.P.L. 

Physics Sa.8a — ^T.P.L. 

Political Science 10—8 Stetson 
1:30 p.m. 

Economics 1-2 — 1,2,4,5,6,7 Or. 
U 

Economics 3-4 — 6,7,8 H. 
Wednesday, May 31 
9:00 a.m. 

FlneArt8l9.20— 11 L. ' '' ' 

Greek 3-4— 8 L. 

Greek 7-8—8 L. ' 

Mathematics 9-10—16 H. 
J 

Mathematics 13-14—18 H. 

Political Science 1-2— 1,2.4;5,6,7 Gr. 

Political Science 19-20—15 H. 



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ipanish 1-2- 
Spanish 3-4- 



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-7,8 H. 



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Spanish 7ci8— 11 H. 
Thursday, Juiu 1 , . 
9:00 a.m. 

Biplogy 5-6— T.B.L. 

German 11-12 — 7 Gh. 

History 3-4—4,5,6,7 Gr. 
E 

Philosophy 7-8 — 8H. 

Pliysics 7-8— T.P.L. 

Statistics 1-2 — 18 H. 
l:»Op.m. . ■ / 

French 5-6—7,11,13,15^. ' 
W 

' French 7-8— 6,8 H, ■ •; 
Friday, June 2 
9:00 a.m. 

Cliemistry 1-2 — T.C.L. 

Chemistry la-2a— T.C.L. ,. 

English 3-4^-^ Gh. ■ ■ ' ■ 



Bnglish8— 6.8 H-. Illi-il. 

Geology 5-6 — Clark 

Greek 1-2-H) L. : i j j 
1:30 p.m. 
X 

Philosophy 1-2 — 4, 7 Gh. 
Saturday, June 3 
9:00 a.m. 

Biology 1-2— T.B.L. 

Biology la-2a- T.B.L. 

Cliemistry 9-10 — T.C.L. 

English Composition 3-4 — 4 L. 

English Composition 5-6 — 4 L. 

Fine Arts 5-6^10 L. 
G 

Fine Arts 11-12 — Choir Room 

French 13-14 — 6 H. 

Geology 7-8— Clark , , 

History 11-12 — 6 L. 

Physics 11-12 — T.P.L. '.' • 

Spanish 5-6 — 7 H. , , 

1:30 p.m. " 

History 1-2-1,2,4,5 Gr. , , 

History la-2a— 6,7 Gr. ' 

History 7-8 — 4 Gh. . dl. . 

V 

Religion 4 — 10 Stetson 
Monday, June S , . 

9K)0a.m. 

Biology 19-20 — T.B.L. 

Chemistry 5.6 — T.C.L. 

Economics 11-12— 6 H. 

English 1-2—1,2,4,5,6,7 Gr,i , ,, 

Fine Arts 7-8 — 10 L. 

Greek 9-10— 4 Gh. , .:: 

Mathematics 5-6 — 17 H. 
H 

Political Science 5-6—11, 13,15 H 

Political Science 12 — 8 Stetson 

Psychology 1-2— 7, 8 H. 
1:30 p.m. 

German 1-2—6,7 H. "!". 

Gennan3-4 — 8,11 H. , ,,, .. 

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German 5.6— IS H. 'i .,i .ii 
Tuesday, June 6 
9:00 a.m. ' ' ' ' ' 

Astronomy 3-4—13 H. i . , i ] 

Chemistry 3-4 — T.C.L. 



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History 5-8 — 6, 7 Gr. 
Pliyafcs 5-8- T.P.L. 
Politkal Scleiic>.. 15-16—4 Gli. 
Religion 5.6— .S Gr. 



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conomics 5-6 — 4, 5 Gr. 
Mathematics 1-2—6, 8 H. 
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Mathematics la-2a — II, 13, 15 II. 
Mathematics 3-4 — 10, 17, 18 11. 



Years Ago i 



32 YEARS AOO— Alden and Scudder 
'57 head list of men 
returning for fiftieth reunion Wil- 
liams ties Michigan after 13 innings, 0-0; 

Ford pitched Captain Mitchell and 

Jackson make best scores for purple golf 

in victory over Cornell Osterhout 

stars in outfield in S-1 victory over Yule 
nine. 



27 YEARS AOO— Williams wins from 
Dartmouth nine 2-0 
for second victory of season over the 
Green. Shons and Brown knock home 
winning runs with Ayres pitching a steady 

game Dewey chosen captain of 1913 

track team to succeed Fish '12 Home 

run by Swain and double by Higinbotham 
give Williams lead in f..;,t inning, in 6-1 
win over Yale nine. 



18 YEARS AGO— Bullock '21 and Cha- 
pin '23 to enter New- 
England Intercollegiate Tennis Tourna- 
ment-.- -NYU places tablet for Mark 
Hopkins in the Hall of Fame Shuttle- 
worth '23 elected track manager, Laws 

'23 will manage baseball Phillips '22 

honored by captaincy of track. 




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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUKSDAY. MAY 2:^, 1939 



Snively's Ten Completes .857 Season With 15-4 Victory 



Lacrosse Team 
RompsThrough 
Garnet Outfit 

2-1 Union Lead at Quarter 
Vanishes Under Barrage 
of Shots in Last Three 
Periods; Ten Wins 15-4 



OvercomiiiK a first puiioil of sloppy 
play and a 2-1 C.aniet lead at cpiarter 
time, Dave Swanson and Harv Potter 
paced the 1939 stickmen to a 15-4 finale 
rout over Union on Cole Field Saturday 
afternoon. With the entire team besieging 
the visitors' net during the last three 
frames, Potter sank five shots to take 
indiviilual scoring honors while Swanson 
and MacGruer followed with two each. 

.Saturday's win over Union was a fitting 
end to one of the most successful seasons 
enjoyed b>- Williams lacrossemen. With 
seven seniors in the starting lineup, the 
stickmen went through their schedule of 
seven games undefeated except for one 
set-back suffered at the hands of Dart- 
mouth's New England Champions. 

.Starting slowly with only one goal in 
the initial period, the lacrossejnen nmiped 
through the forces from Schenectady with 
five tallies in the secon<l and last frames 
and four in the third. Capt. Hlue hung up 
three of the four C.arnet marks, as goalie 
Dun Holmes starred on the defense for 
the losers by making in the neighborhood 
of fifteen saves. 

MacGruer, long shanked midfielder 
from Iloosic Falls, opened the scoring 
before four minutes had ticked olT the 
clock, but Union quickly retaliated when 
nine and Guibert slipped two hard shots 
past Russ Keller in the crease. The rest 
of the period was featured by the grunting 
body checks of defensemen .'\l)berley 
and Silverthorne. 

Swanson Toes Off With Two 

Swanson sank a |)air of shots in rapi{| 
succession at the start of the second frame 
to inaugurate a vulture-like descent on 
the Garnet goal. He was soon followed by 
aiiother MacGruer tally and a twin scor- 
ing spree by llarv Potter. Finding 6-2 in 
favor of the Purple, the first half was 
marked by the home team's change into 
a well coordinated unit. 

Continuing an assault that was pushing 
the Union defense back on its collecti\'e 
heels. Potter, Tower, Warden, and Swan- 
son each swishetl a shot past the C»arnet 
goalie. Capt. Blue of the visitors, however, 
managed to squeeze between Williams' 
defensive mountains of menace to ring 
up the only Union score of the third jieriod. 

In a desperate attempt to recoup his 
team's lost lead, Hlue again scored, this 
(Continued on Fifth Page) 



Captain and High Scorer of Victorious Stickmen 




Dave Swanson and Harv Potter Who Led the Purple Lacrosse Team to a 15-4 Win 
Over Union Saturday. 



Golfers Will Engage 
Jefifs in Title Play 

Undefeated Amherst Six 
Will Seek to End Purple 
Little Three Dominance 



Captain Joe Fall will lead a revengeful 
Amherst golf team into Williamstown 
tomorrow to meet Williamson tbeTaconic 
course in the Purple's final meet of the 
year. The JetTmen will shoot the works in 
their attempt to lift the Little Three 
crown from the Eph stronghold where it 
has rested for three successive years. 

Undefeated in eleven matches this 
spring, the Sabrina six has a slight edge 
over Williams on the basis of comparative 
scores against Dartmouth. The Big Green 
tripped Captain Jiggs (lillett's golfers, 
5-4, but absorbed a sound beating from 
Amherst, 8-1, Harvard dropped close 
decisions to both Little Three teams ear- 
lier in the season. 

Coach Dick Baxter has not yet decided 
(Continued on Filth Page) 



Purple Netmen Bow 
To Tiger Squad, 9-0 

Al Jarvis, Shonk, and Earle 
Are Absent as Williams 
Suffers First Shut-out 





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Monday, May 22 — Class cuts and 
approaching examinations robbed Coach 
ChalTee's tennis team of three out of its 
first four players last Thursday, and a 
revise<l lineup that drew heavily from 
reserve material proved no match for a 
crack I'rinceton team which inflicted a 
humiliating 9-0 shutout without dropping 
a single set. This afternoon the team will 
again he at full strength when Dartmouth 
comes to Williamstown in an attempt to 
avenge its New F2ngland intercollegiate 
;tournament loss. 

Numbers one and two, Al Jarvis and 
Pete Shonk, were unable to make the 
trip following their three-day domination 
of the intercollegiates, and fourth-ranked 
Jake Earle was caught without sufficient 
cuts. 

Podesta Wins With Ease 

Regular number three Gay Collester 
was elevated to the first position Thurs- 
day, but the Bengal's nationally ranked 
Jeff Podesta won as he pleased, 6-2, 6-4, 
in spite of CoUester's best brand of tennis. 
The diminutive Tiger captain was too 
steady in all departments of play, and 
patiently waited for Collester to drop a 
short shot, when he took the net behind 
deep sideline shots to CoUester's erratic 
forehand. 

Jim Stanton was unable to steady his 
gameagainst Jack Wendell, who was in top 
form as he decisively outhit and outplayed 
Stanton for a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Bill Collins 
staged a strong comeback after he lost 
the first set 6-2 to Pete Lauck, and ran off 
four straight games by pounding Lauck's 
backhand to lead 4-1. Lauck, however, 
replied in kind and hammered Collins 
(ConUnuad on Filth Page) 




ON THE 
BENCH 



Patting This column has just gone dow n 
Our town to buy and present itself 

Back with a crocheted spitoon in 

celebration of the amazing 
perspicacity displayed in selecting house- 
party contest winners. If anyone has 
noticed freshman hockey coach Roger 
Moore going around with an amazed 
expression on his face, it's because he's 
still trying to figure out how Bench knew 
aliout the clean sweep of running events 
in the Amherst track meet before it began. 
It was too easy to pick the tennis team for 
a 7-2 Wesleyan victory, and though the 
Harvard match went awry, the number 
one <loubles did turn out the way they 
shouldn't hn\e. Bench picked Harvard and 
Harvard won them. The baseball predic- 
tion wasn't bad cither. Bench picked 
Villanova by not more than two runs, and 
\'illanova won 2-0. 



Patting The way Al Jarvis 

Other People's romped through the 
Backs New England Inter- 

collegiates was a joy 
forever. He took some verbal lashings 
last year for voluntarily vacating his 
title in favor of stu<lies, and the justice 
wreaked this year was no blank verse 
poetics. It only goes to show that almost 
anyone knows — that he and .Shonk both 
require several days play against strong 
opposition to reach their best games in 
singles or doubles. Both their games 
depend on flicking the chalk lines, and to 
become well-attuned, they must have 
opponents who draw their best tennis. 



Usual After the intercollegiates, neither 
Gripe Jarvis nor Shonk could go to 

Princeton, who beat second- 
stringers 9-0 as they should have. But the 
Princeton news service twisted the story 

(Continued on Filth Page) 



Tuft8 Whitewashes 
Purple Nine by 6-0 

Hateh, Jumbo Piteher, Sets 
Williams Down with 1 
Hits; Browne Triples 



Pete Seay's hapless baseball team 
suffered its seventh defeat of the season 
Friday, absorbing a 6-0 whitewashing In 
Tufts. It was anybody's ball game lortlic 
first five innings, but in the sixth the Jum. 
bos solved Dave Fitzgerald's delivery for 
three hits and four runs to salt away a 
victory. 

Fitzgerald was effective at the outset, 
scattering the Tufts hits, and received 
errorless support from his teannnates. 
But in the fatal sixth, with the home team 
leading, 1-0, Weeks singled. FitzgeraM 
then made the mistake of walking Dincen 
and the rally was on. Both advanced a 
base when Pete .Seay tried for a douhit 
play, third to first, but missed his nuui at 
third. Gaeiski came up to pinch hit for 
left fielder Raphael and punched out 
long double to score two. The second pair 
came across on a single by Hannaherry. 

Frankie Browne, batting ninth and 
playing second base, contributed the 
game's best hit in the third. After I Lizard 
had popped out Browne drove a low liner 
to left field that curved towards the foul 
line and allowed him to go all the way tu 
third. In an attempt to convert this solid 
smash into a run, Browne was caught in a 
sensational attempt to steal home. 
Stetson is Efiective 

Lee Stetson came in in the seventh witli 
two gone and one run in and pitched hit- 
less ball for the rest of the game. But this 
effort was waste<l. For the Williams hat- 
ting order, which had been fairly elTcctivt 
during the opening innings, suddenly fell 
apart, their grand total at the end of the 
game being four hits. 

Jules Michaels, hitting for Hazard in 

the eighth, drove out a clean single, and 

Williams' chances for averting a shutout 

(CoaUniMd on Filth Page) 



Live Life .... Every golden Minute of it. 

Enjoy BUDWEISER .... Every golden drop of it. 

SMOOTH and MELLOW The KING of BEERS 

BUDWEISER 

Distributed by: KELLY AND DEITRICH, Pittsfield 



DICK BAXTER 

Professional, Taconic Golf Club 

NOTICE!! 

Your old clubs have trade-in 
value on the purchase of new 
golf clubs. 

GOLF CLUBS, BAGS, AND BALLS 




Lessons by Appointment 



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you HAVE PAID GOOD MONEY FOR YOUR SKIS 

Take Advantage Now of Walsh's Storage Plan Which Includes: 

Scraping old waxes from skis/ several applications of linseed oil; (to prevent wood from "checking") 

Rewaxed again in the fall ready for use (5 coats); stored and blocked in cool, dry basement. 

Bring Them In Today 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1939 



BATTING AND FIEIjDING 



Michaels, lb 
I'OX, cf. 
lladlcy, p-cf 
Meehan, c 
Duiia, p 
Browne, 2b 
liush, ss 
Nc-lligan, If 
I). Fitzgerald, p-cf 
Hall, cf 
Scay, 3b 
Sletson, p 
Hazard, 1 
Uurrell, cf-2 
I lolmes, rf 
Kirk, rf 
llaldenian, rf 
T. Fitzgerald, p 

Totals 



g 
2 
6 
9 

11 
2 
8 

11 

10 

11 
3 

11 
3 

11 
9 
4 
1 
1 
1 



ab 

2 

15 

33 



42 10 

i 1 

21 4 

46 U 



AVERAGES THROUGH 

h tb rbi Ave. 

1 .500 

6 1 .400 

17 7 .333 

24 16 .333 

1 .333 

8 .286 



TUFTS GAME 



38 

40 

8 

44 

5 

42 

35 

5 

3 

2 





1 

6 

U 

14 

1 

6 

13 

10 

10 

2 

9 

1 

7 

4 











7 

12 
U 
3 
9 
1 
7 
4 



6 .283 

5 .263 

5 .250 

.250 

3 .205 

.200 

3 .167 












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.000 
.000 
.000 
.000 



po 

1 

8 

22 

61 

1 

28 

18 

11 

16 

4 

14 



82 

19 

1 

1 

1 





a 
1 
1 

11 
8 
2 

16 

35 
2 

14 


21 
4 
8 
9 

1 





e Ave. 

1.000 

1.000 

3 .914 

8 .895 

1.000 

2 .957 

2 .945 



1.000 

4 .882 
1.000 

5 .873 
1.000 
4 .957 
2 .933 
1.000 
1.000 
1.000 
.000 



111 384 59 95 111 46 .245 288 133 30 .933 



gemOtlicheit 


Golf Team 


(Continued from Second Pag*) 

evervlhing is fine. We also are dancers 
but since our name doesn't begin with 
Astairi-, you had better take this one in 
Next Monday drop everything and go 
see Grand Illusion, one o( the finest films 
of tin: past year and certainly one of the 
most important. The grand illusion is 
war, a subject which Hollywood has not 
darcii to touch. Good review for almost 
anv wam except perhaps Mr. Schuman's 
course, War 3-4. 

Muse 


(Continued from Fourth Page) 

the order of Wednesday's line-up for the 
Purple, but it is certain that Andy Ander- 
son, Hutch Schriber, Captain Gillett, 
Ray Korndorfer, Frank Caulk, and Jim 
McArthur will see action. Caulk, Gillett, 
and McArthur will tee off tomorrow for 
the last time as members of a Williams 
golf team. 

Anderson After 10th Straight 

Anderson will be gunning for his tenth 
straight singles win of the year tomorrow 
against either Bingham or Fall of the 




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college golf's toughest competition with 
the loss of only a half point in his and 
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Ray Korndorfer, Williams lone entrant, 
scored a 78-81-159 in the New England 
Intercollegiate individual championship 
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Bingham, Fall, and Durkes of Amherst 
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(ContiiiiMd Irom Foiuth Pag«) 
when reporting the uneventful event to 
metropolitan papers, and said Williams^ 
though winner of the intercollegiates, 
could do nothing against the great, big, 
strong, powerful, uncanny Tiger squad. 
Sympathies Nothing is more ex- 

*"" asperating than a 

More Predictions defeat suffered at the 
hands of acknow 
ledgedly inferior opposition. Example: 
the Intercollegiate track meet when none 
of our runners equalled the times they 
have turned in earlier-times that would 
have won their events for them. Additional 
salve to the cub ball team which lost a 
pitcher's battle, 2-1, in the eleventh 
inning. Malevolent maledictions on the 
brother of Hank Slingerland, former 
Purple athlete, who won for Sabrina. A 
black witches curse on the Williams out 
fielder who inexplicably failed to attend 
to a fly ball which produced the winning 
run. If we didn't know Gipsy Rose Lee 
was in Hollywood, we'd bet Amherst 
planted her in the stands as a distraction. 
By the time this comes out (Bench loves 
these on the spot predictions) the tennis 
team will have beaten Dartmouth, but 
probably not by more than a 5-4 victory. 
On Wednesday the same squad will 
trounce Amherst, by not less than 7-2. 
Charlie Caldwell's nine will fight fiercely 
but lose to Army by perhaps as much as 
four runs. Next Tuesday they will beat 
Amherst because (1) Huff Hadley is 
always at his best against Amherst (2) 
Ace Daddy Williams does not like it here 
and blows high as Haman under Purple 
pooping. We nominate deep-voiced Pete 
McCarthy as a hot big league bet for 
accomplished baseline ragging. Put him at 
third, Charlie. Ace hates him. 

Chum 



Tufts Whitewashes 

(Contixiued irom Fourtli Page) 
seemed opportune. Lanny Holmes then 
ran for Michaels and immediately stole 
second. But this promising situation yield- 
ed no dividends. Hatch forcing the next 
three batters to pop out. 
The Summary: 

TUFTS (6) 

ab r h tb po a 

Lee, rf 5 1 113 

Chiros. S9 4 1116 

Weeks, c 3 2 2 2 6 11 

Budrunaa. cf 2 12 3 

Dineen, 1 2 1 I 2 10 

Gcssay, 2 4 10 3 2 

Raphael, If 10 

tGaieski 10 12 

Sclioales, If 10 

Hannaberry, 3 3 2 2 110 

Hatch, p 4 1 10 



Totals 



29 6 10 13 27 10 1 

WILLIAMS (0) 

ab r h tb po a e 

Durrcll.cf 3 2 

D. Fitzgerald, p 3 4 

StcjBon, p 10 10 

Hadley, rf 4 10 

Meehan, c 4 112 10 

Bush. ss 4 113 5 

Fox, If 3 2 
Seay, 3 3000200 

Hazard. I 2 8 

ttMichacls 10 110 

tttHolmes 

Wilkins, 1 2 

Browne. 2 2 13 2 3 



Totals 30 4 6 24 14 

Score by innings: 
Tufts 10 4 10 X— 6 

Williams 00000000 0—0 

Runs batted in — Dineen, Gaieski 2, Hannaberry 
2, Weeks. I 

Two-base hits — Dineen, Gaieski, Budrunus. 
Three-base Hit — Browne. Stolen bases — Browne, 
Holmes. Sacrifice hits — Budrunus 2, Hannaberry. 
Double play — D. Fitzgerald, Bush, and Hazard. 
Left on bases — Williams 6, Tufts 7. Bases on balls 
— off Hatch 3, D. Fitzgerald 3, Stetson 1. Struck 
out— by Hatch 5, Stetson 1. Hits — off D. Fitz- 
gerald 10 in 6 and 2-3 innings, Stetson 1 in 1 and 1-3 
innings. Wild pitch— Stetson, Passed ball — Meehan. 
Hit by pitched ball — by Stetson (Dineen). Um- 
pires — O'Conner and Sanborn. Time of game — 
Ih and 45 ms. 

tBatted for Raphael in 6th. 
ttBatted for Hazard in 8th. 
ttfRan for Michaels in 8th. 



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(Conti]iu«d from Fourth Pag*) 
backhand for five straight games and the 
match, 6-2, 6-4. 

Kreer defeated .Sewall Corkran 6-1, 6-2, 
Ogilvy beat Dell Palmer, 6-3, 6-1, and 
Proctor downed (leorge Hallett, 6-1, 
6-1 in the other three singles. .Stanton 
and Collester, regular number three team 
and the onlyone left intact by the shakeup, 
lost 6-1, 6-4 in the closest doubles match. 

Wednesday the team plays its final 
match of the year against an Amherst 
squad whose principle accomplishment 
was a 6-.? upset over VVesleyan. The Wil- 
liams six, back at full strength, is a heavy 
favoritite to keep the Little Three Crown. 



Notice 



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will hold its regular monthly meeting 
tonight in Jesup Hall at 7:45. Dr. Eugene 
Carlson Blake, instructor in religion, is the 
guest speaker. 



Stickmen Romp 

(ConHniMd Irom Fourth Pag«) 
time on a brush-off play. Purple goals by 
Hoardnian, Brown, another pair by Potter, 
and a climax score by Spang, however, 
clinched the game for the home team, 
and ended the scoring for the afternoon. 



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heavy head-win in the century, both 
finished well ahead of the pack, with 
Clapp in front by a six-inch margin, while 
Hoi) Schunio picked up a third for the 
Purple ahead of Frankie Zeimetz, Boston 
College captain. 

Then at the longer distance, Victor 
began to feel his sore legs so much that he 
got a poor start, and was two feet behind 
the field at the fifty-yard marker. He was 
under way by that time, however, and 
proceeded to cut down the Bruin's lead 
at every stride, until they hit the tape with 
the Ephman four inches behind. 

Of the other two Purple entrants, 
Johnny Oilman came into the finals of 
the half to find himself up against a fast 
field that shut him out of the money. 
Shadow (iottschalk was the unfortunate 
victim of a referee's decision. Gottschalk 
grasps his javelin with the Finnish type of 
grip, one finger back along the shaft, and 
the referee claimed that no part of the 
hand might touch the wood. When the 
Williams man got his grip straight, he 
could not toss the spear at all. 



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Three kids eat up his cash, and the ring is 
the only source of money he can turn to. 

The pummeling of twenty-five years is 
beginning to catch up with him, too. Even 
his best friends would call him vague. He 
forgets easily. "Hey John," he yelled, 
calling someone to the phone. "Hey Kid," 
returned the other. "What the hell do ya 
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When The Kid first started work, he 
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"24 Notch Road, North Adams, Mass." he 
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sometime in May. If anyone wants to 
help him, don't ofTer a smoke because he 
can't resist anything that bums. Don't 
go so far as to ofTer to spar a few rounds, 
though. He's still tough. 



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four hits in the last seven and two-thirds 
innings, after Danny Dunn had been 
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VOL. LIII 



313 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE, WEDNESDAY. MAY 31. 1939 



No. 19 



Hadley's 6-Hit 
Pitching Edges 
Jeff Club, 8-2 

Veteran Hurler Finds Ace 
Williams for Three Hits 
to Lead Purple Offense 



Joys Knocks Homer 

Amherst Southpaw Fails 
in 2nd Try for Weston 
p icld Memorial Day Win 



23 Scholarships Will 
Go to Class of 1943 

A. V. Osterhout Announces 
Total of $9700 Awarded 
to Incoming Freshmen 



Huff Hadley threw the Little Three 
baseball race, the Weston Field stands, 
ami Ace Williams into a turnioil in the 
Memorial Day sports feature with Am- 
herst, pitching and batting a never- 
better Williams nine to an 8-2 upset win. 

The right-handed Hadley was head man 
all day and his third straight victory over 
Amherst clinched Willianis'secon<l straight 
Trophy of Trophies award. The Jeffmen 
collected but six hits olT the Hadley 
delivery, while Hadley himself clicked 
off three important singles that figured in 
the scoring. 

The story of this spectacular Williams 
victory is the story of the Williams fifth. 
Leading 2-0 the home team collected four 
hits for three runs, the first of which 
turned out to be the game-winning tally. 

Frankie Bush opened this offensive 
with his first of three hits, stole second, 
and went right on to third when the 
usually dependable fius Chrlstenson 
skidded a throw into center field. Williams 
then contributed to his own downfall 
by throwing a pitch nito the dirt that 
allowed Bush to come ui. 

Meehan, Durrell Triple 

After I'ete -Seay had fanned, Hadley I 
knocked out his second hit ol the after- 
noon. Williams, bothered by this turn of 
events, put one right down the slot for 
Shaun Mcchan that was promptly poled 
into deep left center. HufT Hadley wound 
up on home plate, Meehan wotind up at 
third with a triple, and the ball wound up 
in the track. Larry Durrell sent Meehan 
home with a spanking hit down the left 
field foul line that went for another triple 
and completed the scoring. 

Are Williams, popularly know n to tw^o 
thous.ind or more intimates as "Daddy," 
found Williams a tougher nut to crack 
than either Brown or Holy Cross, whom 
he had previously defeated with impressive 
three-hit victories. 5>even Williams hits, 
seven walks, a balk, a wild pitch, and a 
hit batsman were all he had to show for 
his efforts when he left the game with one 
gone in the seventh. 

Only One Bad Pitch 

Meanwhile, Hadley ran through the 
Amherst batting order with ease, equalling 
his last season form for the first time. His 
hook was working overtime and had 
Kelly, Joys, and Cordner swinging all 
afternoon. His only bad pitch was a curve 
ball down the groove in the sixth that 
Joys pumped into the left field stands for 
a homer, scoring Kelly ahead of him. 

The game started slowly, with Williams 
and Hadley both masters of their respec- 
(ConHnntd on Slith Ftga) 



Twenty-three mcndiers of the class of 
1943 have been awarded scholarships lor 
next year totalling $9,700, according to 
a recent announcement from Mr. A. V. 
Osterhout, head of the Connnittee on 
Student Aid. To John D. Banker and 
Roderick IL LaUomhard, both of Platts- 
burg, N. \., go the Stetson scholarships 
of $600 apiece per year, while William 
H. West, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio will be 
the recipient of the $500 Uullock scholar- 
ship. 

Kight of the other twenty men who will 
receiv'e awards of $400 each come from 
New ^■ork. Included among them are 
Frederick H. Hahn, Jr. of lironxville. 
John B. Titcombe of Huntington, Austin 
P. Montgomery, Jr. of New York City, 
(Continued on Eighlh Fags) 



Santry Picked 
To Manage 1941 
Varsity Track 



Foley Wins Lacrosse Post; 
A. C. Awards 21 Major, 
Minor W's, 64 Sets 
Freshman Numerals 



40 
of 



Arthur J. Santry, Jr., '41 became track 
manager for the 1940 season when his 
appointment was approved by the Athletic 
Council Friday. The Council also ratified 
five other managerial nominations, and 
awardetl major letters to twenty-one track- 
men, in addition to giving forty minor 
W's and sixty-four sets of freshman 
numerals. 

In addition to the appointment of 

Santry, who will manage the 1940 track 

team, William P. Rosensohn '41 was 

chosen assistant manager of varsity tennis, 

(ConUauMl oa Thiid F«ga) 



Gargoyle Taps 19 Juniors 
In Traditional Ceremony 



Mert O'Dell Sees Red 
In Lab Fence Wet Act 

Smedley to O'Dell to Buddington 
was the play which saved the dignity 
of the junior class and the sanctity of 
the Gargoyle tapping from the 
capriciousness of five undergraduates 
Tuesday morning. Perry Smedley's 
anguished 6:00 a.m. phone call to 
Williams' night watchman broke the 
news that the west end of the lab 
campus fence had received a generous 
coating of very red, very wet, paint. 

Mert, who had just returned from a 
dusk-till-dawn vigil in the vicinity 
of the fence to forestall such "wet 
acts," put in a hurry call for Bob 
Buddington, president of Gargoyle, 
who hastily summoned several of his 
fellow members and worked on the 
fence until lunch time. 



S.A.C. Reduces Tax 
On Undergradutes 

Reduction of the S.A.C. tax on students 
who make early payment was announced 
recently by John C. Armstrong '40, 
president of the organization. Although 
the base tax of $5.00 will be retained, those 
who make payment before a date which 
^'I'l lie set when the tax is levied 
W'll have their tax lowered to $,1..S0, 
as compared with $4.00 formerly; while 
scholarship men who meet the deadline 
will have to pay only $.1.00, a reduction of 
'"ty cents from the former amount. 

The lowering of the student tax marks 
. "e first time such action has been taken 
'" the history of the S.A.C. Armstrong 
declared that the organization felt itself 
sufficiently stable to grant the reduction 
and still keep up its regular activities, since 
more than half of the student body metthe 
'ast (leadline. 



Scenes of Traditional Gargoyle Rites on Laboratory Campus Tuesday 




Starting clockwise from upper right hand corner: Qoldsmith, Stanton, Wood, McCarthy, Neal, Cramer, Keller, Fox, Steltz, 
Oilman, Potter, Rosaell, Holliday, Curtiis, Homing, Armstrong, Todd, Tomb, and Anderion. Upper iniet: Scene during 
ceremonies on Lab Campas. Lower Inset: Tom K. Smith, Jr. '39 about to tap Robert P. Cramer. 



44th Annual Tapping Held 
on Lab Campus to End 
Memorial Day Program 



Curtiss Gets Award 



Wins Grosvenor Cup; 
Sophomores Voted Best 
in Class Singing Contest 



Nineteen members of the class of 1940 
were elected to (iargoyle, senior honorary ~ 
society, Tuesday afternoon when Williams 
observed the traditional rites of Memorial 
Day. Awarding of the Grosvenor Cup, 
the Amherst baseball game, and the annual 
class sing played supporting roles to the 
forty-fourth Gargoyle tapping. 

An audience of undergraduates, alumni, 
and guests watched from the West College 
lawn as those juniors "who have best 
shown in their college life a desire and 
ability to ])roniote the best interests of 
Williams" were tapped by the eighteen 
Gargoyles from the class of 1939. Follow- 
ing is a list of the juniors selected and of the 
men who tapped them. The order, in 
accordance with tradition, was determined 
by lot. 

MYLES C. FOX 
by Robert McN. Buddington 

O. BRADLEY WOOD 
by John J. Abberley 

JAMES H.STANTON 
by Bernhard M. Auer 

WILLIAM G. STELTZ, JR. 
by Max B. Berking, Jr. 

ALEXANDER R. HOLLIDAV 
by James M. Burns 

WILLIAM H. CURTISS, JK. 
by Joseph C. Clement, Jr. 

JOHN C. ARMSTRONG 
by John A. Cooper 

JOHN S. OILMAN 
by Lawrence R. Durrell 

ALLAN B. NEAL 
by William B. Gates 

PETER F. McCarthy 

by Frank G. Gillett 

SIDNEY W. GOLDSMITH, JR. 
by William G. Hayward 

WINSHIP A. TODD 
by Anthony M. Menkel, Jr. 

HENRY E. ROSSELL, JR. 
by Roger W. Moore 
JOHN O. TOMB 
by David F. Ransom 
E. DOUGLAS HORNING 
by Robert S. Schultz, 3rd 
HARVEY L. POTTER 
by Elmer W. Seay 
ANDREW H. L. ANDERSON 
by William S. Simpson 
ROBERT P. CRAMER 
by Tom K. Smith, Jr. 
CHANDLER Y, KELLER 
by Robert McN. Buddington 
William H. Curtiss, Jr. was awarded 
the Grosvenor Cup by William G. Hay- 
ward, president of the 1939 Undergraduate 
Council, before the entire college assem- 
bled on the steps of Jesup Hall to sing The 
Mountains. Donated by the Inter- 
fraternity Council of 1931 in memory of 
their fellow-member, Allan Livingston 
Grosvenor, the cup is presented each year 
to that member of the junior class who 
"best exemplifies the traditions of Wil- 
liams." 

Safiord, Gear Win Prise 
The sophomore class won the inter- 
class singing contest when the judges, 
Mrs. James P. Baxter, 3rd, Samuel Lane 
Faison, Jr., and Karl E. Weston voted to 
award them the $10 prize for the best 
class song, and recognition for the best 
rendition of a college song. The members 
of 1941 sang The Victory Song, by E. 
Throop Geer and C. Louis SafTord, Jr., 
and ' Nealh the Shadow oj the Hills. 

At a meeting of the new Gargoyle mem- 
bers Tuesday evening, O. Bradley Wood 
was elected president, William H. Curtis*, 
Jr., vice-president, Robert P. Cramer, 
secretary, William G. Steltz, Jr., treasurer 
and Winship A. Todd, choregus. 



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Records of 1940 Gargoyles 



MYLES C. FOX 

Zeta Psi 
Stamford, Conn. 
Hill School; Baseball (1, 3); Soccer 
(1, 2, 3), Captain (4); Hockey (1, 2); 
S.A.C. Treasurer (3) ; W.C.A. (1, 2, 3), 
Treasurer (4); Yacht Club (1, 2, 3); 
Junior Adviser. 

O. BRADLEY WOOD 
/.•ta Psi 
Worcester 
Exeter; Football (1, 2, 3); Track 
(1, 2, 3); Hockey (1); Glee Club (1, 2, 
3); Sophomore Honors; Junior Adviser. 
JAMES H. STANTON 
Chi Fsi 
Wayne, 111. 
Kent School; Football (1); Basketball 
(1); Baseball (1); Class President 
(1, 2, 3); Tennis (2, 3); Squash (2, 3), 
Captain (4); Indergraduatc Council 
(3); Junior Adviser. 

WILLIAM G. STELTZ, JR. 
Phi Sij>;nia Kappa 
Jenkintown, Pa. 
Abinglon High School; Record (1, 
2, 3), Ailvertisinij Manager (3); Wil- 
liams News Bureau Business Manager 
(3); W.C.A. (1); Thompson Concert 
Committee (2), Treasurer (3); Under- 
graduate Council (3); Adclphic Union 
(2); Liberal Club (2); Lecture Com- 
mittee (3); Band (1, 2, 3). 

ALEXANDER HOLLIDAY 
Delta Phi 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
Park Academy; Record (1, 2); Gtil 
(2, 3); Sketch (1, 2, 3), Managing Editor 
(3); Handbook (2); W.C.A. (1, 2, 3); 
Thompson Concert Committee (2, 3); 
S.A.C. (3); Undergraduate Council (3); 
Forum (3); Adelphic Union (2, 3); 
Liberal Club (2, 3), President (3); Co- 
chairman Liberal Conterence; Lecture 
Committee Vice President (3); Swim- 
ming Manager (4); Manager Freshman 
Football (1); News Bureau (1, 2). 
WILLIAM H. CURTISS, JR. 
Delta Psi 
Corning, N. Y. 
Deerfield Academy; Golf (1); Record 
(1, 2, 3), Editor-in-Chief (3); Gul (2);| 
Handbook (3); CAn- Club (1, 2, 3.;| 
I ndergraduate Counal (3), Ch.i'rnian ■ 
Ri.-'l.iiit; Comnirtiec; Executive om- 
mittee: Sopb'iiiiorc Honors; j.;.ijji 
Adviser. 

JOHN C. ARMSTRONG 
Zeta Psi 
Riverside, Conn. 
Deerlield Academy; Football Man- 
ager (1); Hockey (1); Lacrosse (1, 2); 
Record (1, 2, 3), Business Manager(3); 
S.A.C. (3), President (3); W.O.C. 
(2, 3); Junior Adviser. 

JOHN S. GILMAN 
Phi Sigma Kappa 
Rochester, N. Y. 
Harley School; Track (1, 2, 3), 
Captain (4); Cross Country (3); 
Winter Track (2, 3), Captain (4); 
Handbook (2); Sophomore Honors. 
ALLAN B. NEAL 
Beta Theta Pi 
Quincy 
Thayer Academy; Cap and Bells 
(1, 2, 3), President (4); Undergraduate 
Council (3); Sketch (1, 2, 3), Associate 
Editor (3); Liberal Club (1); Student 
Radio Council (3); Sophomore Honors; 
Public Speaking Instructor (4). 

PETER F. McCarthy 

Delta Phi 
Troy, N. Y. 
Albany Academy; Football (1, 2, 3), 
Captain (4); Basketball (1, 2, 3); 
Baseball (1, 2); Junior Adviser. 



SIDNEY W. GOLDSMITH 

Chi Psi 
Daytona Beach, Fla. 
Kent School; W.C.A. Cabinet (1, 2, 
3), Secretary (2, 3), President (3); 
Liberal Club (1, 2), Executive Com- 
mittee (3); Philosophical Union (2), 
Secretary-Treasurer (3); Yacht Club 
(1, 2, 3); Band Manager (2, 3); S.A.C. 
(3); Adclphic Union (2), Vice-President 
(3); Science Club (3); Crew (1, 2), 
Chairman (3). 

WINSHIP A. TODD 

Zeta Psi 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 

DcerlieldA cademy; Record (1, 2,3), 

Managing Editor (3); Glee Club 

(1, 2, 3), Quirtet (l,3); Board of 

Directors (2, 3); Handbook (2); Golf 

(1); Sophomore Honors. 

HENRY E. ROSSEXjL. JR. 
Alpha Delta Phi 
Boston 
St. James Schocjl; Cap and Bells 
(1,2,3), Secretary (3); Secretary Williams 
Lecture Committee (3); Adelphic Union 
(3); Public Speaking Instructor (4); 
Delta Sigma Kho (3); Record (3); 
Sketch (3); Football (1); Lacn).sse (1). 
JOHN O. TOMB 
Garlield Club 
Newton Center 
Newton High School ;Record( 1,2, 3), 
Senior Associate Editor {i);Gul (2, 3); 
Sketch (3); W.C.A. (1); Adelphic Union 
(1, 2, 3), President (3); Liberal Club 
(1,2, 3), Secretary (2), Vice President 
(3); Undergraduate Council (3); Treas- 
urer's Association (3); Co-Chairman 
1939 Liberal Conference; Williams 
Lecture Committee (3), Treasurer (3); 
President Garfield Club (3); Sophomore 
Honors; Junior Adviser. 

E. DOUGLAS HORNING 

Delta Psi 

Detroit, Michigan 

Detroit University School; Fencing 

(1, 2, i);Gul (2), Associate Editor (3); 

Williams Christian Association (1, 2, 3), 

Executive Committee (4); Cap and 

Bells(2), Vice President (3); Thompson 

Concert Committee (2, 3), Chairman 

(3); Student Activities Council (3); 

Junior Adviser (-3). 

HARVE'^ L. POTTER 
Delta Kappa Epoilun 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Polytechnic Preparatory School; 
Football (2, 3); Wrestling (1, 2, 3), 
Captain (4); Lacrosse (1, 2, 3); 
W.C.A. Advisory Council (3). 
ANDREW H. L. ANDERSON 
Psi Upsilon 
Keonsha, Wis. 
Los Alamos School; Golf (1, 2, 3), 
Co-Captain (4); Sketch (2, 3); Thomp- 
son Concert Committee (2, 3); Presi- 
dent Undergraduate Council (3); Honor 
System Committee (3); Sophomore 
Honors; Junior Adviser. 

ROBERT P. CRAMER 

Zeta Psi 

Amherst 

Deerfield Academy; Record (1, 2, 3), 

Sports Editor (3); Football (1, 2, 3); 

Basketball (1, 2); Track (1, 2); W.C.A. 

(1, 2, 3). 

CHANDLER Y. KELLER 

Beta Theta Pi 
Liberty, N. Y. 
Deerfield Academy; Record (1, 2, 3), 
Assignment Editor (3); Handbook 
(2, 3), Editor-in-Chief (3); Liberal 
Club (2, 3); President Williams News 
Bureau (3); Lacrosse (1, 2), Junior 
Adviser. 



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CAMERA! 



Get out your camara and take those "shots" of friends and cam- 
pus before the year's over and it's too late. 

Get your films here and you know they're fresh. Then let us 
develop and print them, and you will get perfect results. 



The Camera Shop 

82 Spring Street 



Ham Operator, Communicating With All 
Parts of Globe, Irks Electric Shavermen 



A first-rate amateur who can tap out 
over thirty CQ's per minute on a specially 
built key, Alexander 'Sandy' Smith '41 
spends hours of his time (when, he says, 
he should be studying) as Williams' most 
active ham radio operator. With a home- 
made, hundred-watt transmitting set in 
his Fayerwcather room he carries on code 
communications with amateurs at all 
points on the globe. 

Slightly irate of late have been the 
other occupants of that dormitory, 
especially those with electric razors. For 
each time .Sandy sends a message it 
disrupts electrical service in the vicinity, 
causing the razors to transmit the dots 
and dashes onto the shavers' faces. The 
latter have objected strongly to going 
around branded with Q.SO's and the like. 

Now and then the users of face buzz- 
siws have retaliated b>- removing the 
fuses on Sandy's power supply. However, 
the situation cleared up when the radio- 
man sent out a few invitations to house- 
party guests for the disturbed populace. 
He warned the senders that he did not 
guarantee the girls would turn up, but 
there have been no complaints on that 
score. 

The Williams ham has operated his 
station, whose call letters are WllJW, 
since 1934 when he started at his home in 
Springfield. While the 1936 flood was 
raging along the Connecticut River, he 
did some valuable work relaying messages 
to rescue workers. Then last fall after the 
hurricane he handled a few calls for anx- 
ious parents of freshmen, just arrived at 
Williams. 

Sandy has contacted operators in 
nearly every European country, including 
one in Czechoslovakia just before that 
nation fell into the hands of Hitler. It is 
rumored by his neighbors in Fayerweather 
that he was recently heard tapping out 
romantic phrases to a female amateur in 
Southern California. He got some fan 
mail the other day, written in French, 
from a fellow ham in -Asbestos, Quebec 
and another one from .Saskatoon, Saskat- 
chewan. 



The first part of the year his transmitter 
was placed in the physics lab for the 
Radio Club, which has since then acquired 
its own outfit. Now the set has virtually 
turned Room 1 Fayerweather into a broad- 
aisting station. 

Interested visitors are asked to sit on a 
couch while Sandy does a little sending. 
They get up soon enough, though, when 
some one sets a flashlight bulb on the 
couch springs, and the bulb lights up 
brightly. It seems the air is full of "soup" 
while the dots and dashes are shooting ofT 
of the antenna. 

A typical message looks something like 



this when taken down; GM OB UK SIGS 
RST S79X HR IN WILLIAMSTOWN 
WX FB HR QRM NG MNI TNX PER 
QSO DM 73 ES 88 K. 

Translated this would be (according to 
.Sandy): Good morning, old Boy. Your 
signals: readability — S, strength — 7, tone 
— 9, here in Williamstown. Weather fine 
here. Interference no good. Many thanks 
for the conversation, old man. Good luck 
and love and kisses. Come in. 



F. H. Sherman 

PLUMBING - HEATING 



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Ever since we opened our first New York shop, just a block 
from the Ritz Carlton, much of our patronage has come 
from college men. ( Hear, heart) That was rather to be ex- 
pected because our standards of fashion, value and ser- 
vice (at our one ^35 pricel) are right in the undergraduate 
groove. Our flourishing emporiums at Cambridge and New 
Haven bear further witness to our scholastic standing. 

All of which brings us to the point, not altogether unrelated 
to Mr. Whalen's Trylon which bids fair {who said that?) to 
attract most of you to Father Knickerbocker's village this sum- 
mer. The welcome on our mat has been enlarged and repaint- 
ed, and we hope you'll step over it. To those who do not yet 
know us, we extend an equally warm invitation to visit any 
of our five Manhattan shops. You'll probably trip over a 
fraternity brother on your way in, and feel right at home. 

We could go into a long song and tap about what makes us 
tick (one price, cash only, no sales, ever) but after all 
the one big reason we are what we are is our ability to 
deliver social register fashions and fabrics on your budget. 

J^* look forieard to seeing you soon . . . and we do mean you. 

Suits, Ontercoats and Formal Wear for M oh 
at the one $35 price 

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Cap & Bells Elect 3 
Honorary Members 
and Seven Students 



Cap & Bells recently elected Dr. 
Albert H. LIcklider, Mrs. Clarence 
c;. Chaffee, and Mrs. Alton H. Gus- 
tafson to honorary membership in 
the organization for the contributions 
they have made to dramatics at Wil- 
liams. At the same time, announce- 
munt was made of the election of 
seven undergraduates from the three 
IciwcT classes. 

The new student members are 
Justin lirande '40, Miles G. iiurford 
ami Thonias H. Lena '41, \V. Nelson 
liaijley, Jr., Theodore K. Carter, 
J. Spencer Dickerson, and lUishrod 
B. Howard, Jr. '42. 

Revision of the by-laws of the 
ccirporation will l)egin this summer 
under the direction of a committee 
of five appointed by Allan B. Neal 
'40, president of the organization. 
The connnittee members are E. Doug- 
las Horning, Neal, and Henry E. 
Kossell, Jr. '40, and John W. Not- 
nian and Robert B. Whittemore '41. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY. MAY 31. 1939 



Kinney,HerguthWill 
Head Honor System 

Paul B. Kinney '40 of Clinton, Conn., 
and Robert F. Herguth '41 of Tarrytown, 
N.Y., were elected president and secre- 
tary, respectively, of the 1039-40 Honor 
System Committee at a meeting of the 
group last week. During the past year, 
Kinney filled the |X)st of secretary of the 
Committee, mendiership on which is 
gained through individual class elections. 

Kinney, who prepared for Williams at 
Mount Hermon, won freshman numerals 
in football, basketball, and baseball, 
and has been a member of the varsity 
squads in those sports. A member of the 
Honor .System Committee for three years 
he is affiliated with the Alpha Delta I'hi 
fraternity. 

Herguth, a graduate of the Washington 
Irving High School in Tarrytown, won 
his numerals and his letter in football and 
lacrosse, and was on the freshman basket 
ball squad. He is a member of the Phi 
(ianuna Delta fraternity. 



Receiving Grosvenor Cup 



SENIORS! 

Before Graduation Investigate 

Life Insurance 

THOMAS H. CANEDY 
BOSTON MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. 
85 Main Street North Adams, Mass. 



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QUIZ 



1. What summer suit has 1600 open windows 
in every inch oj cloth— to let the body breathe? 

2. What is the coolest color a man can wear? 

3. What is the world's only washable suit with 
a weightless shoulder lijt? 

4. What suit tveighs less than 36 ounces in a 
37 size? 

5. What does it cost to be cool and comjortable 
all summer long? 

ANSWERS 

1. Genuine Palm Beach 

2. Palm Beach White 

3. Genuine Palm Beach 

4. Palm Beach Airtones 

5. $13.30, the price oj the new 

PALM BEACH SUITS 

($4.75 FOR SLACKS-$18.50 FOR FORMALS) 

Where can Palm Beach Suits be bought.' At your 
favorite clothier-everywhere at their low nation- 
•wide price. Goodall Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 



T4II. ORED BY GOODALL 

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Notice 



The Student Vestry of the St. Johns 
Baptist Church will present a benefit 
movie, "Wings of the Navy", Monday 
evening, June 5th, at the Walden Theatre. 
''h' 8 is_the^last effort on the part of the 
\estr y to raise money for the church 
building fund. George Brent and Olivia 
dellaviland^are featured in the show 
which^w'illjje run at 7:1.S and 9:l.S'p.in. 



You will find the 
BIG THREE 

1 - Gasolene 

2 - Hot Dogs 

3 - Beer 

All served at 

MURPHY'S 

The corner of Sand Springs 

and the Bennington Road 



\A/illiam H. Curtiss. Jr., facing camera, ac- 
cepts award from WilliamG.Hayward'39 



Athletic Awards 

(Condnued Irom Fizat Page) 

Garrett 1). Bowne '41 manager of fresh 
man track, and L. l^hillip .Muller '41 
manager uf freshman tennis for next year. 

The Athletic Council als(j announced 
that Nicholas J. F'oley '41 had won the 
lacrosse ccjiiipetition, and will serve as 
assistant manager next spring, before 
managing the team in his senior year. 
John B. liissell '41 will manage the 1941 
lacrosse team. 

Major W's in track were awarded to 
John D. Ahlstrom, John B. Davidson, 
Frederick C. Gottschalk, Jr., Thomas J. 
King, Bayard T. Kiliani, Roger W. Moore, 
captain, Robert M. Surdam, Edwin B. 
Wheeler, '39; Edward R. Bartlett, Jr., 
John S. Oilman, W. L. Hadley GrifTin; 
James T. Patterson, Robert M. Schumo, 
Theodore R. Wills, O. Bradley Wood, '40, 
Peter Annable, Thomas H. Lena, Preston 
S. Parish, Frederick W. Victor, '41; 
Robert G. Chambers '39, manager, and 
Richard L. Brinckerhoff '40, assistant 
manager. 

In lacrosse twenty-three received awards 
in the form of minor letters: John J. 
Abberlcy, H. Russell Keller, Leland G. 
Means. John A. MacGruer, Spencer V. 
Silverthorne, David W. Swanson, captain, 
John P. Warden, '39; Paul M. Aubry, 
Robert C. Boardman, William W. Brown, 
Harvey L. Potter, Robert L. Shedden, 
Robert L. Spang, '40; Valentine B. 
Chamberlain, Robert F. Herguth, Edward 
H. Nielson, George E. Richards, John A. 
Rudin, William M. Sebring, Robert W. 
Taylor, Oswald Tower, '41; William V. 
Volckens '39, manager, and Robert C. 
Smith '40, assistant manager. 

Minor W's were also awarded to the 
following golfers; Frank W. Caulk, Frank 
G. Gillett, captain, Louis C. Krauthoff, 
James K. McArthur '39, Andrew H. L. 
Anderson, Raymond H. Korndorfer, 
Charles Schriber '40, Howard P. Maeder 
'39, manager, and Theodore F. Hoffman 
'40, a,ssistant manager. 

Eight minor letters were given for 
tennis: Gaynor P. Collcster, Alfred L. 
Jarvis, captain '39; Peter M. Shonk, 
James H. Stanton, '40; William W. 
Collins, John A. Earle, '41; Douglas O. 
Parker '39, manager, and Lewis K. Dodd 
'40, assistant manager. 

In addition sixty-four sets of numerals 
were awarded to freshmen in five spring 
sports. In track the following recogni- 
ti<m; Chapman, IXily, Hearnc, Heyman, 
Lowell, Scott, Scullarx-, Sundlun, Swift, 
Tattle, Whiddcn, Whiting, and W. E. 
Winans '40, manager. In b.iseball: Alex- 
ander, Bergfors, Callahan, Fisher, Hag- 
strom, Quintana, Seibcrt, Spaulding, 
Swain, Warren, Kittredge, and C. M. 
Wilds '40, manager. 

Forlacnisse: Ball, Bull, Perge, Gordon, 
Holden. HulT, Hughes, Irwin, Jackson, 
Lee, Morgan, Orrick, Reynolds, St. John, 
Timberlake, Wakefieltl, and J. B. Braine 
'40, manager. For golf: Gay, Gray, 
Hanmierslough, Hussey, Moore, Rayns- 
ford, and 1). S. Dennison '40, manager. 
For tennis: Barnes, Hendrie, Larned, 
McKciwn, Oswald, Peet, Woodin, and 
T. W. Bryant '40, manager. 

Numerals were also awarded to the 
following freshmen for winning their 
managerial competititms; track: Fowler. 
Greenland, Goodwin, Ebersole; baseball: 
Viall, Carr; Lacrosse: Floyd. 



Notice 



Robert R. Cave, Danie' L. Louchery, 
John B. r.unter. John W. Girettc. Ken- 
yon Cook, and Robert C. Smith, all of the 
cl.iss of 1040 have been appointefl cheer 
leaders for next \ ear by the I'ndergradi ate 
Council. 



Headquarters for 

PALM BEACH SUITS 





LANGROCK'S 



THE WALDEN 



Thursday - Friday 

''Dodge City" 

with 
Errol Flynn-Olivia de Havilland and Ann Sheridan 



Shows at 3:15 -7:15 -9:00 



Saturday 

''The Storm** 

with 

Charles Bickford - Preston Foster 
added Shorts 



Shows at 2:15 -7:15 -9:00 



Sunday - Monday 

"M^ings of the Navy 



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with 
George Brent and Olivia de Havilland 



Palm Beach Suits are featured 
by Ulalali in Williamstown 



^(^Qa£m 1i-tuich))ly 



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WHERE TO STAY 
IN WILLIAMSTOWN 



Maple Terrace 

The Place to Stay 

when you want 

Comfortable Rooms 



MAIN ST. 



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Breakfast If Desired 

Phone 41 S-J 
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ROOMS 

Modern and 
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Mrs. Flora Noel 

94 East Main Street 
Phone 223-R 



Netherleigh 

Overnight Guests 

Reasonable Rates and 
Excellent Rooms 

Phone 352-R 
23 Hoxsey Street 



The Greystone 

Williamstown, Mass. 



Memorial Day Greetings 

MERTON A. ODELL. Prop. 
Tel. 476-W 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY. MAY 31, 1939 



Williams Record 

North Adams, Massachusetts 

ubllahed Tuesday and Saturday by Students of Williame CollcBe during 
the school year. Subscription Trice $.1.00 per year. 



Entered at Nortli Adams post ofTicc as secoricl class matter Kriday. April 8. 
1938. Oflice of publication: lixcelsior Printing Co., North Adams, Mass. 



EDITOBIAL BOABD 

WILLIAM IIANFORD CURTISS, JR.. 1940 

ICditor-in-Chief 

WINSHIPAPl'LETOMTODD,19tO JOlINOSBORr^E TOMB, 1910 

Manai4in« Editor Senior Associate Editor 

CHANDLER YOUNG KELLER, 1940 ROBERT PAUL CRAMER, 1940 
Assignment Editor Sports Editor 



News Editors 
E. S. Bartlett, Jr., 1940 
O. S. Dnnn. 1940 

11. E. Rosscll, Jr, 



J. B. Gunter, 1940 
T. Stanley. 1940 



E. E. Beyer. Jr.. 1941 
A. R. Johnston. 1941 
R. F. Jordan, 2nd. 1941 



J. W. T. Webb, 1941 



1940 

S. M. Parker, 1941 

G. E. Richards. 1941 

W. 11. Callcnder, 1941 



W. P. Cantwell, 1942 

U.S. Cay. 1942 

S. L. Root. Jr.. 1942 



C. V. Rudolph, Jr., 1942 

R. Tully, 1942 

S. V. Westbrook. Jr.. 1942 



BUSINESS BOABD 

JOHN CIIACE ARMSTRONG, 1940 
Business Manager 



W. G. Stcltz. Jr.. 1940- 
S. K. Pollock. 1940 
J. VV. Arnisby. 1940 

D. C. Ackerly. 1941 
J. R. Howell. 1941 
J. W. Lund. 1941 



VV. C. Talhnan, 1941 



Advertising Manager 

Circulation Manager 

National Advertising Manager 



J. R. Markey, 1941 
E. A. Mason, 1941 
W. P. Roaensohn, 1941 



Record Office 72-W Editor-in-Chief 38 

Control of Campus Calendar is in charge of C. L. Kaufmann, Telephone 52 
(The opinions expressed in the editorial columns do not necessarily represent 
the viewpoint of the Williams undergraduate body.) 



Vol. 83 



May 31, 193S 



No. 19 



hardy to expect adequate results from the present 
set-up. Action for this year is pretty well impossible, 
but The Recoud suggests that Hopkins Ilnll might 
well i)lan to expand its employment service facilities 
if it intends to give Williams the position it properly 
deserves, 



COMMUNICATION 



Although conimunicatious may be published uusigned, 
if so requested, the name of the writer must in every 
case be subinittod to the editor. The Board does not 
uece.ssurily endorse, however, the facts stated, nor the 
opinions expressed in this department. 




IF WE WANT TO GET THEM JOBS 

Recently, The Record suggested that the Williams 
Placement Bureau does not function with any high 
degree of effectiveness. This conclusion was based 
upon a poll of the senior class which indicated that 
less than a tenth of the men who have made use of 
the Placement Bureau have been offered jobs. Over 
half of tho.se answering the queries replied that they 
didn't even bother to try to use the Bureau, either 
because they intended to go to graduate school or 
because they felt they could do better themselves. 

That something is amiss somewhere we suggested 
over a week ago, and we renew our contention now 
with even greater vigor. For we want to get at the 
root of a tangled problem apd try to suggest ways of 
improving a patently deficient system. Five years 
ago the present set-up was begun — more in the 
nature ■)!' .a iit-r.-onal hobby than as a definite college 
activity. Since that time the task of securing po 
.sitions lor iho.n about to graduate has been carried 
on with increasing scope, but still as a secondary and 
part-time duty of an office well burdened with other 
tasks. Lack of both time, money, and facilities pre- 
vented the Bureau from operating anywhere near as 
efficiently as those who have conducted it desire. 

That such should be the case may be due in part to 
the prevalent feeling that Williams is "diflferent," that 
students here don't need much help in getting po- 
sitions. Personal pull and family connections are 
supposed to get the Williams undergraduate his job. 
But ten years of depression have pretty much stifled 
the opportunities for even wealthy families to provide 
desks and easy chairs for their offspring and relatives. 
Job placement has become a tough problem, even for 
an undergraduate body like that at Williams. Some- 
thing more than part-time activity must be forth- 
coming if we intend to meet this problem. 

Other colleges have well equipped placement ser- 
vices. In places like M.I.T. and Yale full-time secre- 
taries gather complete information on the character, 
abilities, and ambitions of the seniors. Scores of 
corporations are contacted, and their representatives 
are provided with detailed information on each 
applicant. Very real efforts are made to line up the 
undergraduates with concerns that might interest 
them. It is not a hit or miss proposition of announce- 
ments in the daily paper or bulletin of notices. The 
activities of various concerns are fully described to 
the students, and on the other side complete records 
of the activities and achievements of each student are 
on file together with correspondence to individual firms 
about each man. 

Such a system repre.sents real Placement activity — 
something which Williams has not yet achieved. 
Such a system requires considerable expansion of 
Hopkins Hall facilities. It means bringing the 
alumni into closer touch with the undergraduates 
seeking jobs and persuading alumni to offer advice 
on special occupations. It means getting more firms 
up here for interviews and providing more informa- 
tion to both the interviewers and the interviewed. 

Such steps may seem radical to those in power. But 
the time has passed when Williams can be satisfied 
with merely putting men through its courses. Liberal 
arts education dies easily among unsuccessful ofl5ce- 
seekers and discontented job holders. And there is 
little value in leading .students to find a purpo.se in 
life unless, at the end of four years, men can be guided 
into the fields where they can be.st realize that piirpo.se. 

Thus it is folly to contend that Placement service 
does not belong in the Williams scene. It is equally fool- 



To the Editor: 
Dear Sir; 

Those who advocate our partnership with England, France, 
and Russia, et al against Germany, Italy, and Japan might well 
bear in mind a few historical facts. 

1. When America sought peacefully to stop Japan in Man- 
churia, who refused support? The governments of England 
and France. Mr. Hoover learned something by this. Mr. 
Stimson apparently forgot. 

2. When America was ready to forego war profits in oil 
and other necessities for Italy's Ethiopian campaign, who re- 
fused co-operation? The government of France, but even 
more so of England and Russia. 

3. When Herr Bruening, Chancellor of Germany, told 
Pierre Laval, Premier of France, of Germany's coming inflation 
with the assurance of chaos followed by Hitler, who refused any 
help to the Weimar Republic? The government of France. 

4. When Germany had completely disarmed, what govern- 
ment refused to carry out her part of the Versailles treaty to 
disarm, and turned the mood of Germany toward rearmament? 
The government of France. 

5. When Hitler was a mere upstart with a few thousand 
followers, who helped pay his bills in order to stimulate the 
armament industry? Schneider Creusot of France, Skoda of 
Czechoslovakia, and Deterding of Royal Dutch Shell from 
England. 

6. When Hitler came to power, who treated him with the 
greatest friendship? The government of England. 

7. When Hitler and Mussolini were forging a Fascist Spain 
to the south of France, who assisted in the job? The govern- 
ment of England. 

8. Who sold Hitler the bauxite for his airplanes? Chiefly 
France. 

9. Who is responsible for the present power of the dictators? 
Largely France and England. 

10. Why did they encourage him? For reasons of profit and 
imperialism. 

11. Who suffers from this policy. The good people of all 
nations. 

12. What is America's duty? To send no war materials to 
either side, but to help the good people of all nations with food, 
sincerely friendly mediation, and genuine co-operation. War 
will only make matters infinitely worse. 

13. If we were to fight, it would be a nice ethical question 
whether it should be against the people who arc under the iron 
heel of the dictators, or against the people whose governments 
are responsible for the power of the dictators. 

14. What can we do about it? Pass a strict neutrality law, 
live up to it, and seek every opportunity to promote peace. 

References to reliable authorities will be gladly supplied. 

{Signed) 
Fletcher D. Parker, '11 
1S7 Tremont St., Hartford, Conn. 




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FILLIES AND FOLLIES 

"There's a dance at Bennington tonight," yelled the office 
boy, curling up in a dusty corner and disintegrating. We tried 
to ignore him and turned back to the game of button button 
which we were playing at the time with the editor and a stray 
photographer. Somehow his cry echoed in our brain and before 
we knew it we were piling into the dnnr jckt and purple tie, 
drawn on by the siren call of adventure. We hitched up the 
magic carpet (the one with the pink tulle border) and floated 
off across the landscape toward Bennington College — a 
girl in every room. 

Outside the gate there were three guys on slabs waiting to 
be identified. But we couldn't wait; the shades of night were 
coming down swift as the ballad has it and there was work to be 
done. Up to a window we went and caroled sweetly with no 
results. Thence to an information booth in a big hall where 
someone was waiting to take our order. We spoke: "Our name 
is Flarb, Ed Flarb. Where do you keep the women?" Such an 
indignant look has never been given as the one delivered by that 
vixen to your favorite correspondent. We had promised the 
editor before he fell asleep that we would come back with out 
story or on it, and this was no time to give up. "On to the 
dance", we cried. 

Upstairs there was music; we went up. Inside there was 
conversation; we went in. Strangely enough there were people 
dancing around and talking. They looked hot and soggy and 
sounded shot and groggy. Never one to neglect an opportunity 
to tune in on other people's conversation, we got out the slate 
and chalk, assumed an inconspicuous place in the center of the 
stage, and copied down a number of interesting things. Follow- 
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"But don't you see, Alliert, there is no reason in the world 
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that coming on. Now I once had an urge to bite people and 
lost quite a bit of prestige up here following my desire. But 
think what would have happened if I had repressed that urge. 
I could never have looked myself in the face again. Pschk 
fruwp." That last was all that came over the ether to us. We 
pass it on without bothering to translate, as we are certain that 
it means something; everything at Bennington does. 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY. MAY 31, 1939 



Matthews '98 Writes 
Autobiography of Life 
As Social Work Expert 

After more than forty years of ex- 
perience with charitable and relief organiz- 
ations, Dr. William II. Matthews '98 has 
written "Adventures in Giving," chroni- 
cling tlie work he has done in those years 
and the conclusions about giving which 
he draws from his work. "Respect for 
people is the first essential to successful 
living with them," avers the author, de- 
clariiiK that any relief which savors of the 
handout must be avoided if those on the 
relief rolls are to maintain their self-re- 
spect and remain good citizens. 

"Adventures in Giving" alTirnis Dr. 
Matthew's belief in the innate goodness 
and riuhteousncss of the ordinary man. 
ThrouKliout his story of his life in New 
England, his education at Williams and 
elsewhere, his famous investigation of 
laboring conditions in steel mills, and his 
years of service with the New York 
Association for Improving the Condition 
of the Poor he returns to this theme again 
and again, holding it up as his hope for 
the future of relief. 

Dr. Matthews finds much to praise and 
much to condemn in the present relief 
set-up. He is thoroughly in sympathy 
with the idea of replacing charity with 
work relief, but he deplores the fact that 
there is no distinction made between 
those who are willing and those who are 
unwilling to work. He objects to the use 
of food tickets to buy surplus products, 
because he says it smacks too much of 
charity and the breadline. 



Professors Diversify Work 
With Magic, Learning Chi- 
nese, Collecting Puzzles 

Although not addicted to goldfish 
swallowing or any similar bizarre pursuits, 
certain members of the Williams faculty 
are interested in activities other than 
marking papers or ex|)ounding various 
theories in the classroom. In fact, un- 
common hobbies and avocations ranging 
from learning to speak Chinese to collect- 
ing puzzles are p(jssessed by some of the 
prrtfessors. 

Dr. Milham has a collection of over 
thirty clocks including a French traveling 
clock, a 400-day clock, a cuckoo clock, a 
ships-bell clock, American antique 
varieties, and a valuable one hundred and 
forty-year-old Aaron VVillard grandfather 
clock which is still operating with all its 
original parts. One of the most fascinating 
items of the collection is a Ditisheimer 
pocket-watch which strikes the liour, 
minute, and second when a button is 
press('<l, registers the year, month, day, 
and phase of the moon, and is a stop watch. 
Winding 14 Clocks 

As an outgrowth of this hobby, Pro- 
fessor Milham has written and published 
a book entitled Time and Time-keepers. 
When not winding the fourteen clocks 
which he keeps running, the astronomy 
professor gathers mechanical puzzles, 
having amassed ovi>r two hundred of them. 
Dr. Fox is also a puzzle fan, but his 
interest lies more in the logical and 
mathematical type of riddle-puzzle. De- 
veloping the hobby as an outgrowth of 
collecting trick geometry proofs, he care- 
(Conttnucd on Eighth Fig*) 



1914 CaneRush Campaign, TooExtravagent 
And Rough, Marks End of Grand Tradition 




Older Alumni still delight in reminiscing 
about that grand Williams tradition, the 
sophomore-freshman cane rush, which 
passed by the boards twenty-five years 
ago, "murdered in the house of its friends." 
In the midst of an extremely extravagant 
and brutal campaign in 1914, President 
Garfield and the Administration sum- 
marily and decisively banished this 
contest forever from undergraduate life. 
Out of an informal "Monument Rush" 
in the early nineties developed a highly 
scientific affair, which under repeated 
additions of undergraduate detail and 
occasional faculty regulation, became a 
sort of recognized course in military 
strategy, demantling the attention of its 
followers from the middle of November 
until the 17th of March. With plotting 
and counter-plotting going merrily on, 
governed by rules more numerous than 
the College Laws, the faculty made no 
provisions except that all cuts were 
strictly forbidden during that last, hectic 
week liefore March 17. 

The 1914 campaign eclipsed all others 
in expense and elaboration of strategy, 
with the sophomores hiring a professional 
detective to achieve victory. In other 
years, Williamstown was a veritable armed 
camp with systems of sentries, pickets, 
and field telephones so cleverly arranged 
as to even evoke comment from army 
officials. 

The 1914 detective spotted the ship- 
ment of canes, notified the sophomores, 
and then two of their number, on arrival 
of the canes at Pittsfield, impersonated 
expressmen and made off with the box 
after substituting a duplicate package 
with rubbish. Thus when the freshmen 
opened the box, successfully brought 
into town, which was supposed to contain 
the canes, they found only a discouraging 
assortment of scraps and sawdust. 



Having possessed themselves of the 
canes a week ahead of time, there remained 
nothing for the sophs to do but capture 
the yearling cane committee, and it was 
common knowledge that a "live Friday 
night" was planned. This night was too 
lively, however, and freshmen were held 
on the ground and pounded into insensi- 
bility with plenty of students, faculty, 
and townspeople as witnesses. 

Such action fanned the administration's 
long smoldering distaste for the contest 
into flame, and President Garfield issued 
a resolution stopping the celebration 
in mcdias res. No time was granted to 
reform the rules of the rush or to straighten 
the matter out in conference because 



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Amassing a total of 132 points in the 
year's competition the Garfield Club has 
captured the intramural sports trophy. 
Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Theta, and Zeta 
Psi finished behind them in that order. 
The final results of the spring tennis are 
not in as yet but can not affect the position 
of these first four. 

College championships in ping pong 
and touch football, and seconds in hand- 
ball and basketball gave the Garfield Club 
its total, which exceeds last year's winning 
number by twenty-two points. Delta 
Upsilon took firsts in golf and track. 
Phi Delta Theta annexed seconds in touch 
football and basketball and won the 
college Softball championship. 

Other first place winners during the 
year were, Chi Psi, basketball; Delta Psi, 
track; Kappa Alpha, skiing; Phi Sigma 
Kappa, volleyball and handball; and 
Alpha Delta Phi, squash. Alpha Delta 
Phi and Chi Psi tied in swimming. 



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conflict on account of the injury to peope 
and property, the interruption to college 
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so-called strategy employed. There were 
numerous and spirited meetings in protest 
to this action and even talk of a"walk-out" 
by the student body, hut the adminis- 
tration stood by their guns and the 
college finally acquiesced to the inevitable. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY. MAY 31, 1939 



Williams Nine, Tennis Team Clinch Johnston Trophy 



Hadley's 6-Hit 
Pitching Edges 
Jeff Club, 8-2 

Veteran Hurler Finds Ace 
Williams for 3 Hits 
to Lead Purple Offense; 
Joys' Wallop Scores 2 

(ConHnuad from Flnt Pag«) 
tive situations. Williams had his puzzling 
right-footed scuff, his tobacco-stuffed 
left cheek, and his whi|)py left arm coor- 
dinating perfectly. Hadley, less colorful 
but equally effective, was setting the 
Jeffs down in order. But in the third 
Pete Seay's nine fourjd the Amherst 
southpaw for one hit and two runs. 

Two Score on Wheeler's Misplay 

Skipper Fox popped out to Williams. 
Then Wilkins and Bush drew consecutive 
passes as V\illianis gave the stands a 
flash of his wilder moments. Peay flied 
out, but Hadley opened his one-man cam- 
paign with a sharp single into left field 
that scored Wilkins. When Amherst cap- 
tain and left-fielder Billy Wheeler let the 
ball trickle through his legs Bush came in 
with the second run. 

The game winning rally followed 
in the fifth. Amherst subsequently scored 
two runs on the Joys homer so Bush's 
run, scored Am a wild pitch, was the clin- 
cher. 

Martin Stops Purple Rally 

Ace Williams was finally chased in the 
seventh, thus failing for the second time 
to finish a Williams game. Seay started 
the trouble when he dragged a bunt by 
the pitcher's box that caught the Jeff 
infield by surprise and went for a hit. 
Hadley advanced him with a sacrifice 
bunt, and then Williams gave Shaun 
Meehan a free trip when he caught him 
on the shoulder blades with a high, hard 
one. 

(Continued on Seventh Page) 





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Runs batted in — Hadley, Meehan, Durrell, 
Joys 2, Bush, Seay 2. 

Two-base hits — Christenson, Bush. Three-base 
hits — Meehan, Durrell. Home run — Joya. Stolen 
bases — Bush 2. Seay. Sacrifice hit — Hadley. Double 
play — Nelligan and Wilkins. Left on bases — 
Williams 7, Amherst 4. Base on balls — off Hadley 
2, Williams 7. Struck out — by Hadley 7. Williams 
5, Martin 3. Hits — off Williams 7 in 6 and 1-3 
innings, Martin 4 in 1 and 2-3 innings. Wild 
pitch — Williams. Hit by pitched ball — by Williams 
(Meehan). Balk — Williams. Losing pitcher — Wil- 
liams. Umpires — Burns and Whalen. Time 2h and 
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Track Captain 

Star Half-Miler Will Take 
Place of Roger Moore; 
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Johnny Gilman, crack half-miler of 
Tony Plansky's undefeated Little Three 
champions, was elected captain of next 
year's varsity trackmen at a meeting of 
the lettermen last week. As 1940 head of 
the runners, he will succeed Rog Moore, 
ace hurdler and college record-holder. 

On a team that boasted most of its 
strength in its running department, 
Gilman was one of the stars. His only 
loss in the course of the schedule was at 
the hands of Harry Heermans, Wesleyan 
captain, and in that race both broke the 
existing Williams record. 

Then in the New Englands, he won his 
way into the finals, but could not finish 
in the money there. 

Last winter Gilman ran the third leg 
on the successful Purple mile relay quartet, 
and then stepped up to anchor lap when 
captain Rog Moore turned to the hurdles. 
At the close of the sieason he was elected 
captain of the relay unit for next year. 
He also won his cross-country letter last 
fall, and was the only triple winner in the 
1939 Lehman Cup meet, taking the 
quarter, half and mile. 

(CoaHauad <n Sevenlli Pag*) 



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Williams Loses 
Close 6-3 Game 
To Cadet Nine 



Fourth Inning Rally Erases 
Early West Point Lead 
But Army Solves Hadley 
for Scores in 5th, 8th. 



Wednesday, May 24 — Huff Hadley 
held a strong Army batting order in check 
for four innings today, but a brace of runs 
in the fifth and two more in the eighth 
gave the Cadets a 6-3 decision on Army's 
newly-dedicated Doubleday Field. This 
loss was the second straight for the Purple 
nine as they swing into the crucial Little 
Three series with a Memorial Day game 
against Amherst. 

Cadet Nanney pitched steady, eight- 
hit baseball and experienced difficulty 
only in the fourth. With the West Pointers 
leading, 2-0, the Williams nine put on a 
minor rally and came up with two runs 
to tie the score temporarily. 

Larry Durrell started this Purple up- 
rising with a clean single to center field 
and went all the way to third on Pete 
Seay's hit to the same spot. Huff Hadley, 
next up, took a big swing and reached first 
when third baseman Gilbert kicked the 
ball around, Durrell coming in with run 
number one. Captain Seay followed him 
across the plate on the next play when 
Shaun Meehan punched out his daily 
hit, a stinging single through shortstop. 
Nanney bore down at this point, stranding 
Hadley and Meehan on base while Bush, 
Dave Fitzgerald, and Michaels went 
down on a fly, a foul, and a forceout in 
that order. 

Army came right back in the next 
inning and clinched the game. One hit, 
an assortment of wild pitches, and inter- 
ference called on Meehan all added up to 
two runs and a 4-2 lead. 

Williams made its only other bid in the 
one-run eighth. Stetson hit for Wilkins 
and drew a pass. Nelligan, batting for 
Browne, pushed a hit to right field which 
sent Holmes, who was running for Stetson, 
to second. Pete Seay, next up, got his 
second hit, scoring Holmes. Nelligan 
reached third on a surprise steal but 
Hadley and Meehan finished things up 
with flies to the outfield. 



Skip Fox continued his timely hitting 
with a pinch single in the scoreless ninth 

Umpire Axtell broke up a nice play 

by Shaun Meehan in the eighth. Meehan 
had Corbin, the Army first-sacker thrown 
out at second until Axtell, calling the 
play, got in the way of the ball and allowed 

Corbin to steam in under wraps 

There were no Williams extra base hits. 
Pete Seay, with two one-base knocks, was 

the big sticker for Williams Wayne 

Wilkins played most of the game at first, 
replacing Perry Hazard whose hitting has 
not been up to par lately. Wilkins handled 
eleven chances without error, drew a base 

on balls, but failed to get a hit 

Doubleday Field is named after the same 

Abner Doubleday who is currently being 

(ConUnuad on SeTsnth Page) 



5 Purple Runners Will 
Enter Spencer Games 

Headed by Bob Schumo and Bill 
Victor, Tony Plansky's sprint aces, a 
squad of five Purple trackmen is 
scheduled to journey east June 10 
for the Invitation Games in Spencer, 
Mass. Shadow Gottschalk, Jim Pat- 
terson, and Pete Parish will complete 
the group making the trip. 

Schumo is entered in the 100-yard 
dash, while Victor will run the 220 
and Parish will try the quarter. 
Patterson will broad jump, Gottschalk 
will throw the javelin, and then 
Schumo, Parish, Gottschalk and 
Vietor will run an 880-yard relay. 



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Butch Schriber (left) and Andy Anderson 



Jeffs Spoil Golfers' 
Little Three Hopes 

Amherst Triumphs S^-SJ^; 
Anderson and Schriber 
Elected 1940 Co-Captains 



Williams three-year lease on Little 
Three golfing supremacy came to an 
abrupt end Wednesday when Amherst's 
undefeated team handed the Purple a 
5j^-3/^ setback on the Taconic course. 
Before their final match of the season, 
the golfers elected Butch Schriber and 
Andy Anderson co-captains of next year's 
squad. 

Anderson wound up a season of unde- 
feated singles play by trouncing Captain 
Joe Fall of the visitors, six and four, in a 
day which saw four matches decided by a 
one up margin. Schriber bowed to Bob 
Bingham, low-scoring Sabrina junior by 
this count, as did Frank Caulk in an ex- 
citing 20-hole struggle with Durkes. 

Captain Jiggs Gillett fed Amherst a 
dose of its own medicine when he van- 
(Continued on Seventh Page) 



Purple Tennis Team 
Routs Sabrina8,8-1 

Netmen Sweep 3 Doubles 
and 5 Singles to Take 
Little Three Title Again 



For the fifth consecutive year lliu \V||. 
Hams tennis team finished its season with 
a victory over Amherst to win Litllu Three 
Laurels. Paced by two three-year Ncturans, 
Captain Al Jarvis and Gay Cullcster, 
Coach Chaffee's second chani|iiuiiship 
unit won all their doubles and fnc of sjn 
singles last Wednesday to hang up ari 8-1 
win. 

Jarvis, former national junior champion 
who has figured in more sinflfs and 
doubles victories than any other tennis 
player ever competing for Williams 
ended his collegiate career by subduing 
Amherst's Bob Taylor 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. 

He won his first set in uneveiitliil fasli. 
ion by following long drives into lire net 
position against a player whose btrol<es 
lacked depth and power to force the 
barrier position. In the second set, Jarvis 
loafed in backcourt, permitting his suit- 
er paced opponent to set the pace ami win 
6-4. But in the deciding games, Jarvis 
again took the offensive and overwhelmed 
Taylor with sheer hitting superiority, 61. 

Pete Shonk ran into an effectively un- 
orthodox player in Amherst's Rodman. 
The Sabrina's number two clung persist- 
ently to his favorite baseline, and Shonk 
was forced to hit out severely to force 
errors. He lost his second set when Rod- 
man's phenomenal cannonball first s^^ervice 
functioned to hold him the advantage 
throughout, but regained control of the 
match to take the final set, 6-2. 

Gay Collester fell a victim to another 
backcourt player, Bobby Lamar, when he 
was unable to maintain sufficient driving 
length to take the volleying post himself, 
Lamar out-steadied Collester with a 
sound brand of sliced ground strokes, 
winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. 

Jim Stanton took three sets before 

downing Kelley 8-6, 2-6, 7-5. Williams 

number three man's forehand was weak 

(ConUnned on Seventh Page) 








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Hadley's 6-Hit 

(Coiitlnued from Slith Pag.) 

A walk to Durrell and the bases were 
loaded. Coach Eckley yanked his starter 
at this iwint and sent in Martin, who beat 
VVilliains at Cooperstown. The second 
Amherst pitcher stopped the rally by 
fanniiiB Nelligan on a sharp-breaking 
curve ball- 

Williams finished up with a bang, adding 
another brace of runs to their total in 
the eighth by way of emphasis. An error 
and a fielder's choice set these scores up. 
Then a Hush double and singles by Seay 
and llailley sent them across. 
Dusting the Plata 

Amherst took honors in the annual 
endurance beefing contest. Kelly and 
Norris prot