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Volume LXX, Number 1 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, 




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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1956 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



Forthcoming Opponents 
Include Smith, McGill 



Cd i4Hofs Ihxi^ KvL'Mng Fines 
To SAC to Aid Reserve Fund; 
SC Tables Move for Approval 

Monday, Jan. 16 - Tlie allocation of Dirty Rushing lines was 
the main topic of discussion at tonij;lit's Collcj^e (.'oinicil mcctinff. 
Chip Mann, '56, head of the Student Activities Council, hrouf^lit 
up the (|uestiou of what to do with the $2,200 in fines taken fioni 
eij^ht fraternity houses as the result of dirty rnshinff violations 
tliis fall. 

Knipliasi/iuf; the fact that the SAC reserve fund has been cut 
in lialf dnriiij; recent years, Mann proposed that the nionev he 
placed in the fiuid for use in aidinj^ student orf^ani/ations "that 
have debts incurred in the past which they are unable to pay". 

Following Involved debate, the C.C.q 

-loted to give the money to tlie _ , _ _ 

SAC subject to the approval of OcOUteYS PvCpClTC FoT 
the Social Council. .iii oiii 

At a meeting on Tuesday ev- FOTtnidQulc Sch€dnle 
ening the SC postponed vot- 
ing on the motion until 
representatives had consulted 
their individual houses. 

SAC Under CC Control 

The motion was pa.ssed only al- 
ter it had been ascertained that, 
the CC would have the ultimate 
control over the use of the funds. 
The SAC was created by the CC 
and thus Is responsible to the CC 
for all of its transactions. This 
point was made so that the CC 
might, if it wished, use the money 
for purposes other than the aiding 
of extra-curricular organizations. 
It was suggested, for instance, 
that part of the fine money be 
used to erect a bulletin board out- 
side of Hopkins hall. 

Mann was careful to explain 
that the additional funds would 
not be used simply to "bail out" 
any organization in debt. Some 
groups, he said, are suffering be- 
cause they are trying to repay 
debts which they did not incur. In 
many cases, they have "no hope" 
of repaying. Activities at Williams 
are divided into profit and non- 
profit organizations. It is the 
profit-making organizations that 

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any money made during a year 
must be used to pay back debts. 

Fresh and Uppcrclassmen 

In order to better the relations 
between the freshmen and upper- 
classmen, the CC discussed a plan 
by which fraternity men could 
have the chance to eat in the 
Student Union on guest nights. 
Jack Love, '58, proposed that fit- 
See Page 4, Col. 5 



Concert Features 
Mozart's Sonatas 
For Violin, Piano 

Crittendon, Nollner Play 
As Williams Observes 
Mozart Bicentennial 



Saturday, Jan. 21 - The Wil- 
liams College Debating Team, the 
Adelphic Union, faces a tough 
schedule for the second term. In 
the past few years this organiza- 
tion has done an admirable job 
both in its debating and the quali- 
ty of men it has drawn to its or- 
ganization. 

At present the debaters are pre- 
.paring for their encounter with 
the University of Conn, on Feb. 
11. On the nth and 18th of that 
month the club will travel to M.I.T. 
and McGill. The following week 
the Williams team will vie with 
the University of Buffalo and on 
Mar. 2 and 3 they will meet Har- 
vard. At each of these schools the 
national topic. "Guaranteed An- 
nual Wage", will be debated. 

Legalized Gambling will be the 
topic debated when the Adelphic 
Union meets Smith at New Bri- 
tain on Mar. 21. The Frosh squad 
of the debating team has Har- 
vard Brooks and Kent remain- 
ing on its schedule. On Feb. 13 at 
8 p.m., in 3 Griffin Hall, the an- 
nual freshman debate will be held 
with $20 going to the winner and 
a $10 prize going to the runner 
up. This debate is open to all in- 
terested freshmen. 

At an election preceding the 
Gargoyle panel last Thursday ev- 
ening, John Struthers '59 and Bay 
Klein '59 were chosen freshman 
representatives to the executive 
committee of the Adelphic Union. 



Friday, Jan. 20 - A concert of 
four sonatas for the violin and pi- 
ano was presented tonight in Cha- 
pin Hall by Marlyn Crittendon, 
violinist and Walter Nollner, pi- 
anist. 

The concert, another addition 
to a year-long program commem- 
orating the birth of Wolfgang Mo- 
zart on Jan. 27, 1756, featured tv/o 
sonatas by Mozart. The first work 
performed was his Sonata in C 
Major, a short work noted for its 
directness and engaging simpli- 
city. Tlie program was climaxed 
with Mozart's powerful and bril- 
liant Sonata in A Major. 

Two outstanding .sonatas by 
Beethoven and Brahms completed 
the concert. Beethoven's Sonata 
in C Minor is widely regarded as 
his greatest work for the violin 
and piano while Brahms' Sonata 
A Major is one of his most 
mature works. 

Extensive Musical Backgrounds 

Miss Crittendon has been a 
member of the AU-Amerlcan 
Youth Symphony under Leopold 
Stokowski and the National Sym- 
phony under Hans Kindler. For 
the past seven years she has been 
concert mistress of the Springfield 
Symphony Orchestra. 

Mr. Nollner came to Williams 
in 1950. Since then he has ap- 
peared at Chapin Hall, at Town 
Hall in New York City and with 
the Berkshi'e Symphony Orches- 
tra. 



WCC Announces 
Yearns Speakers 

Cahn, Sayre, Tillich 
To Lead Services 



Baxter Reveals New Appointment 
Of Playfair As Theatre Director 

Monday, |anuary 2 - Giles VV. Playfair, 45, English dramatist, 
director, i)roducer and author of several books, has been ajv 
pointed director of the Adams Memorial Theatre of Williams Col- 
lege, it was annoiuiced today by President James P. Baxter .3d. 
Playfair succeeds David C. Bryant Jr., who resigned because of 
illness. Bryant and his family plan to leave for Spain soon, where 
he will recuperate. 

Born in London, Playfair wasO 

educated at Harrow and Oxford. 
He has been drama critic for The 
Daily Express, has done consider- 
able dramatic work for B.B.C 
radio and TV, and is a regulai 
contributor to the Atlantic Mon- 
thly. In 1952 Playfair was artis- 
tic director of the Royal Court 
Theatre and during the academe 
year 1953-54 was director of dra- 
ma for Women's College of the 
University of North Carolina. 
where he reorganized the drama 
department. 

Author 
Last summer Mr. Playfair re- 
turned to England to work on a 
book tentatively entitled "Shovld 
They Have Died?" which will be 
published in England. He expects 
to complete the book within a few 
weeks and in his spare time will 
write a separate edition which 
will be published by Simon & 
Schuster. He also Is writing a mo- 
dern tragedy which he was com- 
missioned to do before leaving 
England earlier this month. 

Mr. Playfair has long had a 
double Interest in law and the 
theatre since he received his B.A. 
In Jurisprudence, but since World 
War II he has concentrated In 
the tiieatre. He has acted, produc- 
ed and directed as a member of 
the Oxford University Dramatic 
Society. 

One of Mr. Playfalr's books, 
"My Father's Son," Is a biography tries of Europe. 



Seniors To Take 
Background Test 

Exam Helps To Decide 
Undergraduate Ability 




Mr. Playfair, new Theatre Di- 
rector. 

of his father, Sir Nigel Playfair, 
the well-known actor, manager 
and director. The new theatre di- 
rector also has written a one-act 
play. "The K.C.'s Comedy," and 
a full-length play. "Bloody Mary". 
Other books he has authored in- 
clude "Kean", the biography of 
the English actor Edmund Kean; 
"Singapore Goes Off the Air," a 
war book: "The Heart of Fame", 
a novel; and "The Little Tovm", 
a travel book of miniature coun- 



Saturday, Jan. 21 - Fifteen 
Williams seniors who intend to 
continue study in their major 
fields will take Graduate Record 
Examinations in WiUiamstnwn to- 
day. These exams are designed to 
inform graduate schools of the 
background and ability of appli- 
cants. Some schools use them as 
a gauge for determining accep- 
tance; others pay little attention 
to them. 

For Williams students these ex- 
ams are relatively unimportant. 
"Williams has a very excellent 
standing in most graduate schools 
in the country," said Professor 
Theodore Mehlin, who administers 
the exams here. "Usually grades 
and departmental recommenda- 
tions go a long way In determin- 
ing acceptance." 

Divided In Two Parts 

These Graduate Record exams 
are divided into two parts. In the 
morning a two-and-one-half hour 
test will determine the "verbal 
and quantitative abilities" of ap- 
plicants in all fields. A three-hour 
afternoon exam tests the appli- 
cant in his major field. Prepared 
by the Educational Testing Ser. 
vice in Princeton, which also pre 
pares 

tests are given 
times a year. 

They will be given again at 
RPI on April 28th. But by then, 
according to Professor Mehlin, 
most graduate schools will have 
filled up their lists tor next fall. 

Examinations for application to 
specialized graduate schools will 
be given next semester. Exams for 
business school will be given Feb- 
ruary 2nd. It is too late to register 
for this exam now. Application 
for the National Teacher's tests 
must be filed by January '^Tth 
for law school exams, by Pebru 



Saturday, Jan. 21 - The Wil- 
liams College Chapel has an- 
nounced its schedule of speaker.^ 
for the second semester of the 
current school year. Many of the 
speakers will be newcomers to the 
Williams campus, but there are 
also several famihar names on 
the list. 

Among the newcomers is Rabbi 
Judah Cahn. who will speak in 
Thompson Memorial Chapel in 
the first service of the semester. 
Rabbi Cahn is from Lawrence. 
Long Island. The Very Reverend 
Francis B. Sayre, Jr.. Dean of Na- 
tional Cathedral in Washington, 
will speak at Williams for the 
first time on February 26. Rev- 
erend Sayre was to have preached 
in the Chapel last winter, but bad 
road conditions prevented his ar- 
rival. 

Tillich to Return 

Two other newcomers will speak 
on March 11 and 18. On the fiist 
date, Professor Richard Niebuhr 
will deliver the sermon. He is the 
brother of the well-known Rein- 
hold Niebuhr, and is a prominent 
theologian in his own right. The 
following Sunday Dr. Paul Scherer 
of Union Theological Seminary 
will preach. 

At the Homecoming service, 
Williams students and their guests 
will hear The Reverend A. Gra- 
ham Phillips, who is now in his 
twenty-sixth year as Chaplain of 
Phillips Andover Academy. The 
first Sunday after vacation will 
bring another familiar speaker to 
the pulpit. President Herbert Ge- 

gical Seminary, who spoke here 
last fall. The following week, one 
of the most famous philosophers 
and theologians of modem times. 
Professor Paul Tillich of Harvard, 
will journey to Williams. He spoke 
here last winter on the impoitance 
of human strength. 

As a supplement to the regular 
program, the WCC has asked four 
of the guest speakers to partici- 
pate in discussions. On these days, 
the service will take place at five 
o'clock. This will be followed by 
informal dinner in the Congrega- 
tional Church and the discussion, 
for which interesting topics ha\e 
already been selected. Dean Sayre. 
Professor Niebuhr. Professor Till- 
ich, and Dr. Robinson will be the 
guest participants. 



Carnival To Feature 
Hit Recording Group 

Honey Dreamers To Make Appearance; 
Weekend Includes Mical, Cole, Stompers 

Saturday, |an. 21 - Clutched about Finals? Forj^et it. Take 
heart In the fact that Winter Carnival is less tlian three weeks 
awav. 

Featurin); a galaxy of popular natioiuilly known stars of the 
entertainment world, this year's blast promises to be the biggest 

'■ ^o^"'' '"^^^ ever. To top off the al- 

ready star-studded bill, Carnival 
Chairman Bill Martin '57 armoun- 
ced just this week the signing of 
the famous "Honey Dreamers" vo- 
cal group, TV and recording head- 
linor.';. to appear here over the 
Feb. 10-12 weekend. 

The rest of the bill includes 
Cozy Cole. Johnny Mical and his 
tantalizing young vocalist. Marie 
Hogan: The Spring Street Stom- 
pers. the DLssipated Eight, and the 
Taboos among others. 




The Honey Dreamers, who will 
be featured at Winter Carnival, 



Authority to Lecture 
On Future Of Jazz 



American Music Expert 
Soon to Publish Booh 



Saturday. Jan. 21 - The Wil- 
liams Lecture Committee has an- 
nounced that Mr, Marshall W. 
Stearns will lecture in the Lower 
Lounge on Feb. 3 on the topic 

"Pevinprti^-ps n' .Tq77" Mr RtFiprr'': 

is a member of the faculty of 
Hunter College and teaches a 
course in modern American music 
at the New School of Research. 
He is also president of the In- 
stitute of Jazz Studies a)tid a 
leading authority in the field of 
jazz music. 

The Lecture Committee is spon- 
soring a discussion after the talk 
in order to appeal to a larger seg- 
ment of the student body who are 
interested in the field of modern 
popular music. Mr. Stearns is tiie 
author of the book "The Stoi'y of 
Jazz" which will be published in 
June. He will illustrate his talk 
with selections from his valuable 
and extensive record collection 
which he will play on a Hi-Fi set 
which will be set up on tlie Lower 
Lounge. 



Mathematics Teachers to Convene Here 
For Summer Institute Financed by Grant 

Saturday, Jan. 21 - A six-week Summer Institute for Higji 
School and College Teachers of Mathematics will be iiekl at 
Williams from July 2 through Aug. 11 under a grant from the Na- 
tional Science Foundation, it was announced today by President 
James P. Ba.xter .3d. 

Director of the institute will be Donald E. Richmond, Fred- 
erick L. Wells Professor of Mathematics. Expected to attend 
are about 80 teachers, most of whom will receive stipends to help 
defray their expenses. 

Richmond Chooses Lecturers 
Professor Richmond will choose three main lecturers and 
some part-time lecturers froir among the first-rate mathematicians 
in the United States. Institute members will be housed in one of 
the dormitories, probably Williams or Sage Halls, and will take 
their meals at Baxter Hall. 

Additional details of the Institute will be worked out Jan. 16 

_^ and 17 in Washington, D. C, when Professor Richmond will 

the college boards, these "!<-'''* with directors of two other mathematical institiites to be 



Big Night Friday 
Friday night's bill shapes up as 
a real winner. Johnny Mical will 
be playing for dancing upstairs in 
the Freshman Dining Hall while 
Cozy Cole's outfit will be blasting 
out Dixieland downstairs in the 
Freshman Lounge. At intermission 
upstairs. Cozy will conduct one of 
his own stylized jam sessions and 
the Honey Dreamers will then add 
their sparkling touch to the even- 
ing's festivities. 

Saturday night, after the after- 
noon's crowded sporting event 
schedule. The Stompers, along 
with a yet unannounced profes- 
sional group, will be featured in 
the customary Jazz Concert. The 
Winter Carnival Queen Contest 
finals are scheduled for the in- 
termission Saturday night. Each 

group and the independents v/ill 
enter one lovely in the beauty fi- 
nals. In addition, both the Brad- 
ford "Taboos" and the Middlebury 
"Dissipated Eight" will sing. 

Two Changes in Procedure 

Chairman Martin stressed that 
this year there are two big alter- 
ations in the Saturday traditional 
night program. The Fire Depart- 
ment from now on will not allow 
anyone to sit in the aisles of Cha- 
pin Hall for a jazz concert; the 
doors positively will be closed as 
soon as the 1040 seats are filled. 
Needless to say, the early bird 
(dogi will get the — and so forth. 

For those not attending the jazz 
concert, skiing will be available 
on Saturday night at Sheep Hill. 
This is an innovation on trial 
this year. 

To satisfy those with a taste 
for the finer things in life, the 
Carnival's contribution to the 
world of art, snow sculpture, pro- 
mises to be challenging, if nothing 
else. For example, in front of the 
Student Union, a gigantic takeoff 
on a nationally advertised beer, 
(the one with the three rings) will 
be "sculpted". 

The Stars 

The Honey Dreamers, smooth 
vocal quintet, have been featured 
in personal appearances all over 
See Page 4. Col. 4 



nationally four 



given this ;;innmer. One Institute, for college teachers, will be 
given at the University of Michigan; another for secondary 
.school teachers only, will be conducted by Iowa State Teachers 
College. The Williams Institute will be the only one for both 
college and secondary school teachers. 

Other Institutes 

Tlie first mathematics institute sponsored by the National Sci- 
ence Foimdation was in Boidder, Colo., three years ago. Two were 
held the following year at the Univ. of North Carolina and the 
Univ. of Oregon, and last year two Institutes were held in Stan- 
ford University and Oklahoma A & M. 

Objectives of the Williams' Institute will be to: Improve the 
sidiject matter competence of teachers of mathematics; strengthen 
the ca|5acity of these teachers to motivate .students to consider 
careers in mathematics; and bring these teachers into personal 
contact with the highly productive scientist.s who make up the 

ary 8ih; for medical school exams, I staff of the Institute with the view of stimulating interest and in- 

by April 21st. | creasing their prestige professionally. 



Mansfield Opens 
Faculty Lectures 



Saturday, Jan. 21 - On Thurs- 
day, February 2nd, Professor Lu- 
ther S. Mansfield will open the 
series of weekly lectures given by 
members of the Williams College 
faculty. Dr. Mansfield, who is a 
Professor of American History and 
Literature, will talk on WUUam 
Faulkner. 

This series of lectures Is pre- 
sented every year between the 
beginning of the second semester 
and the Spring Recess, and is de- 
voted to non-technical lectures \jy 
members of the Williams fatuity 
on subjects lying In their fields. 
The talks are held weekly In the 

See Page 4, Col. 1 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, JANUARY ^1, 1956 



North Adams, Massochusetts Williomstown, Massachusetts 

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North Adams, Mossachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1 879." Printed by 
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Saturday during the college year. Subscription price $5.00 per yeor. Record 
Office, Baxter Hall, Williomstown. 
Office Phone 72 Editor's Phone 23 

EDITORIAL BOARD 

Arne H. Carlson '57 Editor-in-Chief 

James T. Patterson, III '57 Managing Editors 

Jonathan L. Richards'n '57 

David J. Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editors 

F. Trenery Dolbear, Jr. '57 

Thomas A. DeLong '57 Feature Editors 

Peter C. Fleming '57 

Stuart C. Auerbach '57 , Sports Editors 

Robert L. Fishback '57 

Warren Clort^ '58 Photography Editor 

BUSINESS BOARD 

Warren K. McOmber '57 Business Manager 

Herbert M. Cole '57 Advertising Managers 

Peter S. Pauley '57 

Donald P. Becker '57 Circulation Managers 

Elton B. McCuuslond '57 

I n c .1, 'z-i Treasurer 

James P. Smith 57 

Junior Associate Editors; 1958 - J. Albright, R. Bonks, J. Borus, S. Bunch, R. 
Davis, S. Hansen, K. Hirschmon, C. Lasell, H. Nichols, S. Rose, D. Sims 

Editoriol Staff: 1959 - A. Donovan, W. Edgar, T. Hertel, E. Imhoft, A. Mur- 
ray, J. Royhill, C. VanVolin 

Staff Photogropher: W. Moore 

\oIimie LXX January 21, 1956 Number 1 



New Staff Members 



As a result of toinpftitioii held thioiiKliout the fall term, tin 
RECOHD is pleasetl to aiiiiDiiiice that the following men lur.i 
been aiDi^ointed tt) the staff. 

Charles A. Diinkel '59 John D. Phillips '59 

Barriiii;ti)n flolt '59 David S. Skaff, Jr. '59 

J. W. Koarnev Hibhard "59 Robert C. Togneri '59 



EDITORIAL 

Record Policy 

Freedom of .s]H'ech, press and thought are three vaKue ab- 
straet terms having paranioimt importance in any demoeratic so- 
ciety. The campnses of .\inerican colleges and universities play 
a highly important role in the development and mainteiuuice of 
these ideals. The assumption is, of course, that apathy is not 

f)reseiit. Howe\er, indifference and lack of concern far too often 
ead to stagnation of thought. 

It is, therefore, the |)rimary aim of the new RECORD BOARD 
to stimulate student, faculty and alumni interest in the activities 
and affairs of Williams C;ollege. Tlie RECORD considers itself 
free from any domination bv any particular segment of the col- 
lege. There i.s no element that should not come under critical 
aiialysis when such is warranted. At the same time, the RECORD 
does not be!ie\e that the best editorial policy is solely to criti- 
cize the administration or parts of the faculty. Such a purely ne- 
gative attitude is unhealthy and unintelligent. 

The approach of the' RECORD shall be affirmative in the 
sense that it shall support whatever measures or policies it deems 
most beneficial to the college community. Tlie RECOHD wel- 
comes comments on its editorials or on the college policies. For 
this reason, the RECORD will print anonymous letters provided 
the author is known to the RECORD. Under no circumstances 
will tlie name of the writer be disclosed to anyone if so desired. 

One of the most beneficial aspects of education can result 
from the attempt by writers to sell tlieir ideas on the free market 
of thought. 



ROTC to Start Condensed Course 
For '58, '59, ^Record' Learns 

Thiusday, Jan. 19- Williams students enrolled in first and sec- 
ond year .'\FROTC courses will ]>robahly be allowed to comiilete 
a condensed program at Williams with commissioning to occur at 
the year of graduation, the RECORD learned today. This is con- 
trary to a iircvious Air Force edict which had given little hope for 
the continuation of the program for the freshmen and sophomore 
students in ROTC. 

The condensed program was made necessary by the planned 
disestablishment of the local detachment in June, 195V. Details 
are presently being worked out and approval is definitely expec- 
ted from Air Force lieadtinarters in Washington. 

The program was favorably received by sophomores who were 
notified of the proposed (ilaii by Maj. Clyde W. Huether, professor 
of air science and tactics at Williaius. A similar reactitm is expected 
from freshmen, who will be told officially in the near future. 



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LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

THE U. S. NEWS AND WORLD liKl'ORT, January (>, Page 
KKS, ill smiuning up, TME COMMUNIST I'ARTV OF THE UNI- 
T1';D STATES OF A.MERICA," issued by the Seiiat.- Internal 
Security Siibcoiiiiiiittee on necember 21, 1955, sets fintli a list 
ol most typical sponsors of Communist front orgaiii/ations in the 
past. Coining down to the S's, we find, "Selnmuui, Frederick L.". 

C;iIRIST'lAN EC0N0MK;S hir Deeember 27, 1955, states, 
•A widely eirciili'teil text, SON'IKT POEIITCS AT HOME AND 
AHROAr:), by Professor Frederick L. Schmnan of Williams Col- 
lege, declares that Stalin 'displayi'd no bloodthirsty passion to 
externiinate opponents, but on the contrary, acted with remark 
able jjatience and toleration in an effort to conciliate and re- 
convert the dissenters.' " 

On the front page of the RECORD for Saturday, Deeem 
her 3, was the story, "Speaking more specilieally. Professor Scbu 
man olwerved that no nation wants a ii'-unified Clermauy . . . and 
even Germany does not really desire it. " 

The above constitutes the reasons why oiu' alnininis will not 
contribute any money to the support of Williams t College. 

Academic freedom means freedom from control bv the (;o\- 
eniment. Academic freedom does not give any professor license 
to embarrass the C^ollege by his activities and bis statements, such 
as his one about Stalin, which are patently not true and easily dis- 
provahle. 

Tnitli never goes out of fashion and is presimiablv the first 
goal of education. 

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It is indeed gratifying to see that one so occupied with seeking 
out the truth himself (see above) should he a Williams aluiiinus. 
One experiences a keen sense of joy upon reading the words of 
Daniel Webster at the bottom of .Mr. Loeb's stationery. For in- 
deed what could he more powerful than pure truth, ('specially 
when uttered by a "Son of Eph" as the .Mumni Hulletiii calls old 
gratis. I,et lis Imtlier peruse .\lr. I.oeh's stationery, for is it not 
true that you can always tell a Coiiiinniiist by his letterhead? If 
we accept this logical hypothesis we may travel one step further 
to say that we can always determine staimch defenders of 1111'' 
TRUTH bv tlieir letterheads. Reail on. 

.■\t the lop in blazing hliu' letters are the worils ASSOCIATED 
NEWSPAPERS, INC. To the right are listed five upper New Eng- 
land newspapers ol uniiiipeiichable eharaeter. Prominent on the 
list is the name of that sentinel of truth, 77ic Mwiehester Ihiioii 
Lender. Only one who lives in New Ihnnpshire can appreciate 
the truth of this slatcmeut. 

On the hit, under ASSOCI.'Vll'lD NEWSPAPERS, is the ad- 
dress ol the heail(|iiarlers which rules this \:is( empire; Reno, Ne- 
vada, P. O. Ro.\ Hill, 'lelephone .■V.'5,S9(). At first it may seem i„. 
eougruoiis that mie who writes the editorials for a vast chain of 
newspapers should set himself up in Reno. Rut when you really 
consider it yini mnsi agree with us. It is tot;illy ineomprehensiblc. 
However, we iinisl consider the fact that to get at the truth yon 
must be conmletelv objective. "Ya gotta g<'t perspective," Mr, 
Loeb would doubtless agree, though in more grammatical terms. 

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does not really desire reiiiiilic:itioii. lie says Sehnman's state- 
ments are "patently not true" and "e:isilv dispro\able'. Obviously 
Mr. I.oeb has faith in the nieiilalitv of the Williams student hodv. 
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THE WILLUMS RECORD. SATURDAY, JANUARY 2i, 1956 






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Satuiclay, |aii. 21 - 'I'lic \aisity wifstliij); team, seeking tlicii- 
first victory of tlio year, will play lio.st to a fine U. of Mass. team 
tliis afternoon at Lasell Cyinnasiuni. Tlic f;rapplors, with their 
Captain Jock Diuiean ont for tlie rest of the season, liave dropped 
previous meets to Tnfts 15-i.'} and Sprinf^field 17-8, and althoiif^h 

potentially good enouish to takeO . 

the Little Three, they seem unable 



to develop u determined spirit 
throughout the team. 

Hard working sophomore Bill 
Evans, who won against Tufts and 
was defeated at Springfield, will 
wrestle the 123 lbs. class. Ted 
McKee, an able wrestler, has won 
one and lied one match, and 
could win all the rest If he will 
gel down to 130 lbs., the cla.^s he 
is scheduled to wrestle today. The 
most outstanding member of the 
squad is Jim Hutchinson at 137 
lbs. Hutch has won both of hi.s 
matches, gaining a pin In the fir.st. 

Howard Returns to Line-up 

Carter Howard, who was .second 
in the New Englands his freshman 
year, returns to the line-up today 
after his injury. Howard will 
wrestle in the 147 lb. class. At 
157 lbs. will be Dave Andrews, 
who lost last week because of his 
lack of condition due to a small 
injury. 

In the heavier weights. Gene 
Sullivan will wrestle at 167 lbs. 
Sullivan, who lost his opening 
match, returned last week by pin- 
ning his opponent. Ted Baum- 
garriner, at 177 lbs. will be looking 
for his first win of the year. Baum- 
gardner, excellent in practice, 
.seems to lack the confidence ne- 

See Page 4, Col. 4 



Middlebury Drops Cagers 

Thursday, Jan. 19 - The varsity 
basketball team lost to Middlebury 
College tonight by a score of 67- 
45. Tom Hart and Charlie Sykes 
were the big .scoring threats for 
the victors. 



Ski Team Loses 
Capt. Pete Clark 



Saturday, Jan. 21 - Two top 
William.s skiers. Captain Petor 
Clark and four-eventman Jim 
Becket were put out of action 
la.st week for an indefinite period 
of time. 

Clark, practicing down-hill on 
the ley slopes of Mad River last 
weekend, broke his shoulder blade 
when he hit a stump in an attempt 
to avoid people blocking his way. 
He may be able to compete in the 
Williams Winter Carnival, but will 
be lost to W'lliams at Dartmouth 
the week before. 

Sophomore Becket is sick with 
mononucleosis, and will be off skis 
for an indefinite period of time. 
He will miss Dartmouth Carnival. 

With exams coming up and with 
the poor skiing conditions around 
Wllliarastown, the ski team has 
limited their practice to running 
laps to keep in shape. 



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Freshman Quintet 
Subdues Redmen 
For Fifth Victory 

Morton and Wiimott 
Lead Purple Scoring 

In 82-75 Triumph 

Tuesday, Jan. 17 - The fresh- 
man basketball team gained its 
fifth victory against two losses 
tonight by defeating a strong Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts five, 82- 
75, at Lasell Gymnasium. 

Jeff Morton, six foot five inch 
center, once again paced the year- 
lings as he netted twenty-two 
points on eight field goals and 
six foul shots. In addition to his 
fine .shooting, Morion, who leads 
the frosh in both total scoring 
and rebounds, played an excellent 
all-round game. 

Williams Gains 
Large Halftime Lead 

Williams led throughout the 
contest, but permitted a thirteen 
point half-time lead to dissipate 
to a three point edge midway in 
the final quarter. At this point the 
Eph cagers put on the pressure 
and restored their lead to seven 
points and victory. 

Morton, who garnered sixteen 
points in the first half and sharp- 
shooting guard Pete Willmott, vho 
scored ten points in the second 
quarter, were responsible for Wil- 
liams' heavy scoring In the first 
half. 

Excessive personal fouling near- 
ly cost Williams the contest as 
Massachusetts scored twenty-seven 
points on foul shots as compared 
to only sixteen for the Ephmen. 
Phil Brown and Bob Parker were 
particularly guilty of committing 
infractions, and both were re- 
moved from the game with five 
fouls apiece. 

Willmott and Hedeman 
Star at Guard 

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playing at the right and let 



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A Campus-to-Career Case History 




''One open door after another'' 



"That's how I feel al)out the telephone 
company." says Walter 1). Walker, 
B.E.K., I'niversily of Minnesota. "51. 
"When I joined llic company I felt that 
I cinild go in any direction. And that's 
the way it's been. 

"For llie first six iiinnths I wa.« given 
on-tlie-joli training in the fundamentals 
of the l(*lep)i{uic liusincss — how lines are 
put up anil ecpiipmont installed, l^-arn- 
ing (hose fundamentals has really paid 
off for me. 

"Then I had the opportunity to go to 
the Hell Lahoralories in New Jersey. 
I worked on memory crystals — ferro- 
eleclric crystals— lor use in digital com- 
puters. I learned how important research 
is to the telephone business. 

"After two years I came back lo Min- 
nesota, to St. Cloud, to work in the 



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I made field studies of ]iroposed con- 
struction projects and drew up ])lans to 
guide the construction crews. This com- 
bination of inside and outside work 
gave me invaluable experience. 

"In July. 19.'>.5. 1 came to Minneapolis 
as nn Engineer in the Exchange Plant 
Exicrision Engineer's OITicc. We do fore- 
casling— not of the weather, but of fu- 
ture service needs. Using estimates of 
growth and economic studies, we make 
our plans for the years ahead. \^(- fig- 
ure out where and when new facilities 
will he needed to meet future growth. 

"All this has been preparing me for 
a real future. You see, the telephone 
company is expanding by leaps and 
bounds. Thai's why it ofTers a young 
man so many open doors." 



Wnlly Walker's career in with NorlliweBlern Bell 
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Ephs Gain 7th Win; 
Jensen Scores 26 



Opponents Lack Height; 
Foley Gets 18 Points 



Court Action against UMass: Left; Bob Bu.ss ij?! soes hujli in 
the air to pick off a rebound while his teammates start downcourt. 
Right; John Edgar (15) of UMass sinks a layup as Buddy Frye i20) 
and Buss (52) watch. 

Hockey Team Defeats Army, 4 - 3; 
Gallun, Leinbach, Marr Stand Out 



Wednesday, Jan. 18 - The Wil 
Hams hockey team evened its re 
cord at 3-3 this afternoon as it 
held on for a 4-3 victory over a 
tough Army six on the Smith rink 
at West Point. Jumping off to a 
quick 2-0 lead in the first period, 



guard positions respectively for 
the Eph five, each contributed sev- 
enteen points to the Williams' 
scoring total. Both backcourt men 
played outstanding floor games 
and .set up numerous Eph tallies. 
The Eph victory marks the fifth 
triumph for the steadily improv- 
ing frosh squad. Following an ini- 
tial loss to Union, the yearlings 
beat Trinity-Pawling, Mount Her- 
mon, Siena, and North Adams 
State Teachers before being de- 
cisively defeated by a powerful 
Dartmouth squad. If their play 
continues at the same high level 
displayed In tonight's win over 
Massachusetts, the frosh may con- 
ceivably yin all of their remain- 
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Coach Mccormick's .squad was a- 
head all the way. However, it was 
Williams goalie Dick Marr, with 
a strong defense in front of him, 
who insured the win. turning back 
13 shots in the final period after 
the score was 4-3. 

The visitors held the upper hand 
for tlie first two periods as they 
controlled the puck and peppered 
Cadet goalie Jim Lueders, who 
stopped 29 shots during the game. 
After several thrusts by each team 
had been unsuccessful, the Ephs 
scored twice within twenty sec- 
onds to gain a lead they never 
relinquished. With 12:50 gone In 
the opening stanza. Bob Leinbach 
flipped in the rebound from a shot 
by defen.seman John Holman. Im- 
mediately after this, at 13:10, the 
visitors registered again as Dick 
Gallun beat Leuders on a pass 
from Leinbach. 

Bethune Srores Third 
Although Army cut the margin 
to one goal at the end of the peri- 
od wht'n Marr failed to stop a 
hard drive by Captain Ralph Ches- 
nauskas, who was assisted by Het- 
tinger and A.sbury. Williams still 
pressed hard on the offense. At 
the 13:30 mark, Captain Bob Be- 
thune made it 3-1 on a fine play. 
Gallun picked the puck up and 
skated in on the defense. Drawing 
the right defenseman with him, 
he dropped the puck perfectly to 
Bethune. who split the defense md 
drilled a hard shot into the cor- 
ner of the net. Once again the 
Cadets fought back with a tally 
as this time Bill Larr shot the disc 
by Marr w^ith an assist from Prcss- 
ner. The time of the goal was 15: 
35. 

Pressing hard, tlie Purple squad 
upped the score to 4-2 when Dick 
Flood batted In a rebound w.tli 
only 1:35 gone in the final ses- 
sion. After taking a pass from 
Doug Poole, center Dave Cook took 
a shot which Lueders kicked out, 
but Flood was there to flip in the 
rebound. Trying to protect their 
lead, the Ephs now played more 
defensive hockey for the remainder 
of the game. Goalie Marr, after 
defenseman Ed Hickey beat him 
at 7:35 on passes from Art Bou- 
dreau and Prossner, stopped all 
other Army thrusts. 

This was an especially good vic- 
tory for the Eph six as this same 
Army team edged Amherst, 4-3, 
and extended Princeton in losing 
6-5. After its next game on Feb. 
4 against powerful R.P.I. , Wil- 
liams will play Harvard, Dart- 
mouth, Tufts, Middlebury, Hamil- 
ton and Amherst twice. 



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Tuesday, Jan. 17 - Coach Al 

Shaw's varsity basketball team 
won its seventh game by defeat- 
ing the University of Massachu- 
setts, 82-69. at Lasell Gym tonigrht. 
Co-captains Wally Jensen and 
Bob Buss paced the Ephmen with 
26 and 24 points, respectively, 
while Wall Shipley hit for 17. 

Controlling both backboards, 
the Purple ran up a 29-10 lead in 
the first quarter. Jensen and Buss 
did all the scoring as the Shaw- 
men ran up eleven consecutive 
points to close out the opening 
period. During the second quarter, 
the home team led by as much as 
21 points when Shipley's hook shot 
made the score, 35-14. A U. Mass. 
all-court press was Ineffective a- 
gainst Jensen's superior dribbling. 
Jensen Tallies 26 
The visiting Redmen attempted 
a comeback at the start of the 
second half with Williams leading, 
44-27. Jack Foley, high man for 
the losers with 18, Paul Aho. and 
George Burke brought the losers 
back into the game with a nine 
point spree. 

A foul .shot and tap-in by Buss 
and Jensen's driving lay-up put 
the Ephmen ahead, 49-36. After 
Foley's free throw missed the 
mark. Jensen hit on a foul shot 
and Buss followed with another 
tap-in as Williams led by 17 points. 
Jensen was the main reason 
UMass' full court press didn't stop 
the Eph offense. Most teams will 
combat a pressing defense by 
working give-and-go pass plays. 
Not Williams. All they did was 
throw the ball into Jensen and let 
him dribble downcourt. His ball- 
handling left the crowd gasping as 
he dribbled around almost the 
entire Redman team in getting 
across the midcourt line. 

The wirmers continued to domi- 
nate play in the fourth quarter as 
their lead ranged between 15 and 
20 points. The victory put Wil- 
liams' record at 7-2 while the 
Redmen dropped their fifth de- 
cision in 13 starts. 

EXTRA POIN-rS . . . Jensen 
."trengthened his hold on first 
place in the Western Massachu- 
setts scoring race . . . Dave Bartley 
wound up with 14 points for the 
Yankee Conferenci? representa- 
tives, but Burke, normally a high 
scorer, was held to two field goals 
. . . Among the recemt victims of 
the Redmen was Springfield Col- 
lege, whom the Ephmen meet on 
February 8 . . . The taller home 
team, led by 6' 7" Shipley, Buss, 
Jim Symons, and John Lewis, had 
a big advantage under the boards. 
Williams Scoring FG P Pts. 
Buss 9 6 24 

Dubroff 

Symons 4 3 11 

Kowal 

Shipley 8 l 17 

Schweighauser 

Jensen 8 10 26 

Santos 

Lewis 2 4 

Weinstein 

Total 31 20 82 

Davie, Lincoln Make 
Ail-American Soccer 



Chaffee Lauds Selection 
Of Williams Captains 



Saturday, Jan. 21 - Both co- 
captains of la.st fall's varsity soc- 
cer team were recognized as all- 
American material by the nation's 
coaches, Williams coach Clarence 
Chaffee announced last week. 

Tom Lincoln, who has beep 
chosen for the all-New England 
squad since his sophomore year, 
has been elected outside-right for 
the 1956 ail-American second 
team. 

Jim Davie has been given hon- 
orable mention for all-Amerlcan 
as right fullback. 

Said Coach Chaffee: "I'm de- 
lighted." 

After a hard-fought season last 
fall the soccer team dropped the 
Little Three chompicnshlp when 
they lost to Amherst 1-0, in spite 
of all-Amerlcan leadership. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1956 



Radcliffe Choral Group to Join 
Glee Club In February Concert 



Satuiday, Jan. 21 - The Wil- 
liams College Glee Club will pre- 
sent the first Willinmstown con- 
cert of this season in a Joint 
performance with the Radcliffe 
Choral Society on Sunday. Feb. 
15 in Chapln Hall. The proRram 
will include worlcs by Mozart, 
William Byrd, Guillam Dufay. and 
Bronislav Martinu. The Radcliffe 
Choral Society will be directed in 
this performance by Thomas So- 
ka\. assistant conductor. The Wil- 
liams Glee Club will be conducted 
by its Director, Walter Nollner, 
Assistant Professor in the Wil- 
liams Music Department. 
Featured Work 
The principal work in the pro- 
gram will be Mozart's "Vesperae 
de Dominica," which will be per- 
foim.ed in its entirety. This per- 
formance of the "Vesperae de 
Dominica" is particularly signi- 
ficant because it marks the first 
time that a concert given in Wil 
liamstown by the Glee Club has 
included an orchestral accompani- 
ment, and because the edition us- 
ed for the performance was pre- 
pared by Mr. Nollner. As a result 
of this edition, a number of other 
colleges have scheduled the work, 
including Wesleyan, Sarah Law- 
rence, Colby Junior College, and 
Haverford. 

The text is composed of five 
psalms, plus the "Magnificat", 
the canticle of Mary. It will fea- 
ture a vocal quartet of two Rad- 
cliffe students and two Williams 
students. The Williams members 
are Fred Lipplncott '56, and Ni- 
cholas Wright '57, both active in 
Williams musical organizations; 
Lipplncott as President of the 
Williams College Choir, and 
Wright as Director of the Wil- 
liams Madrigal Singers. 

The Soprano aria in the fifth 
movement of the Mozart will be 
sung by Marjorle Kember, a re- 
sident of Pittsfield, Ma.ssachusetts, 
and for two seasons a member of 
the Opera Department of the 
Berkshire Music Center at Tangle- 
wood. 

Radclifff^ 
The Radcliffe Choral Society is 
one of the most distinguished wo- 
men's college choruses in the Uni- 
ted States. It has a total member- 
ship of 150, of which a select tour- 
ing group of 75 singers will appear 
in this concert. Among the fre- 
quent appearances of this group, 
in this country and abroad, are a 
number of performances at Tan- 
glewood with the Harvard Glee 
Club, with which it has made a 
number of commercial recordings 
in conjunction with the Boston 
Symphony. These recordings, not- 
ably on the Victor lable include 
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Ro- 
meo and Juliet, and Handel's 
"Messiah". 

The Radcliffe Choral Society 
will open their part of the program 
with the "Magnificat" by Guillam 
Dufay, which will be followed by 
sacred compositions by Byrd and 
Martinu. They will also sing se- 
lections from "Alice in Wonder- 
land," by Irving Fine, a setting 
of Whitman's "I Hear America 
Singing" and a collection of Eng- 
lish Folk Songs. 

The Williams Glee Club will 
close the first half of the program 
with a composition for men's 
voices by the Fi'ench composer 
Francois Couperin, "O Dominc 
Quia Refugium". The accompani- 
ment for this will be performed on 
the Chapin Hall organ by Prof. 
Robert Barrow of the Music De- 
partment. 




Lecture 



large lecture room of the Thomp- 
son Biology Laboratory. 
Other Lectures 

Other lectures scheduled for 
February Include a talk by Mr. 
Shainman of the Music Depart- 
ment on "Mozart's Last Year" 
to be held on Feb. 9, a lecture en- 
titled "Nature: Fi'om the Sublime 
to the Mu.scular" by Mr. Rodolph, 
of the History Department, ind a 
talk by Mr. Slote of the English 
Department on "Some Aspects of 
Writing". 

On March 1 Mr. H. J. Fitzell 
will talk on the topic "The World 
of Joseph Welnheber", and on 
March 8 Mr. S. K. Edwards will 
discuss the "Roman Concept of 
Power ". Concluding the series will 
be "H. H. Richardson: Romantic 
or Modern?" by Mr. V/lUiam Pier- 
son of the Art Department, and 
"Living Dust" by Mr. E. C. Cole. 



The Williams College Glee Club 



AMI Reveals Casting of February Plays; 
Mrs. Lamson to Direct 'The Wonder Hat' 

Saturday, fan, 21 - Tlie Adams McmoriiU Theatre hu.s recently 
announced that castine lias been completed for the |)r()i;rani of 
Feb. 2:3-25. Gili's \V. Playfair, new director of the AMT.'will act 
in an ad\i.sory capacity in the production of thi.s performance. Four 
directors hrtx'c been named to sMper\ise the foiu' short plays. 

Peguy Lamson. wife of Dean of Freshmen Hov Lamson, will 

direct "Tlie Wonder Hat" by Ben '■• '. 

Hecht. Mrs. Lamson has written 
several novels and television 
scripts and lias been in close con- 
tact with the theatre for several 
years. Directing "Tlie Farrell 
Case" by George M. Cohan will 
be Pat McGinnis '57. McGinnis 
is a member of Cap and Bells, and 
has acted in many AMT produc- 
tions, the most recent of which 
was his portrayal of Biondello in 
"The Taming of the Shrew". 
Barrow Directs "The Telephone" 

Robert G. Barrow, Chairman of 
the Music Department, will direct 
"The Telephone" by Gian-Carlo 
Menotti. Barrow directed Menotti's 
"Amahl and the Night Visitors" 
in 195a. President of Cap and 
Bells and assistant director of 
"Misalliance", Bob Matthews '56 
will direct "Portrait of a Madon- 
na" by Tennessee Williams. Mat- 
thews has also supervised the pro- 
duction of several afternoon short 
plays. 

The cast of "The Wonder Hat" 
will consist of Mrs. Donald Gif- 
ford as Columbine, Bob Vail '58 
as Harlequin, Tony Distler '59 as 
Pierrot, Jim Kirchof '56 as Pun- 
chinello, and Mrs. Robert Waite 



as Margot. Playing in "Portrait 
of a Madonna" will be Mrs. Clar- 
ence Chaffee as Miss Collins, Steve 
Oilman '56 as Porter, Dick Will- 
hite '59 as the elevator boy, Mrs. 
Dick Swart as the nurse, and 
Daniel Thatcher '59 as Abrams. 

In "The Farrell Case" Berkeley 
and Uncle Sam will be played by 
Dick Swart '56; Wilson and the 
1st policeman will be portrayed by 
Joel Friedman '57; McCaffrey and 
the 2nd policeman will be played 
by Geoffrey Swift '59; and Madi- 
gan will be played by Bill Bushey 
'58. Other members of the cast 
are Peter Culman '59, and Dave 
Plater '58 as policemen, Mrs. Wil- 
liam Wynn as Miss Williamson, 
and Mrs. Dick Swart as Miss Far- 
rell. 

Jack Horner '52 of the New 
England Conservatory will play 
the part of Ben in "The Tele- 
phone". Co-starring with him in 
this production will be Norma 
Cleary portraying Lucy. Cleary is 
a graduate of the New England 
Conservatory and she sings in the 
New England Opera Company un- 
der the direction of Boris Golbov- 
ski. 



Houseparty . . . 

the country, Including the College 
Inn in Chicago (52 weeks) and 
both the Hotel New Yorker and 
the Paramount Theatre in New 
York, They have been on 14 dif- 
ferent TV shows, including 26 
weeks with Kay Kaiser and with 
Eddie Fislier, Dave Garroway, Jer- 
ry Lester and Steve Allen. 

The group was also billed on the 
first network color TV show out 
of New York m 1953. They re- 
cently concluded a 150 week con- 
tract with ABC radio. Recoi'd- 
wise, they have waxed for Mer- 
cury, Decca, RCA Victor i three 
years) and are now working for 
Mood Records. Commercially, they 
do advertising jingles for Tide, 
Parliament, Pepsi Cola, Ballun- 
tlnes (Of three ring fame) and 
many auto companies. 
Cozy Cole 

A real veteran of the music 
racket. Cozy Cole has played witli 
Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, 
Louie Armstrong, and Tommy 
Dorsey among many others. His 
own outfit has been featured at 
the popular Metropole Cafe in 
New York for the last two years. 
Extremely versatile, he is con- 
sidered one of the finest drum- 
mers of this era. 

For the local smoothies, of more 
concern is the dance band and 
Johnny Mical's outfit should 
neatly fill the bill: He features 
slow tempo, sweet music all the 
way. Well known on the West 
Cofist, Mlcal features lovely Marie 
Hogan as vocalist. Marie is a 
former movie starlet and profes- 
sional model. 

Tickets for all Houseparty e- 
vents will go on sale immediately 
after final exams. 



NEWS IN BRIEF 



Wrestling . . . 

cessary to win his matches. Either 
Pete Carney or big Ed Kyritz will 
wrestle in the unlimited class. 
Both sophomores, the former has 
wrestled both previous matches, 
winning the first and losing the 
second. Carney only weighs a 
slight 172 pounds, which gives his 
opponents quite an advantage. 

Coach Ed Bullock along with 
Freshman Coach Jim Ostendarp 
and Captain Jock Duncan have 
been trying to mold this poten- 
tially good squad into a fighting 
unit, and the U. of Mass. meet is 
extremely important. The Fresh- 
man team this year is outstanding, 
and in future years Williams 
could have one of the finest teams 
in the New England area. 



In a recent poll taken by the Wesleyun Colli^j^e (>iurieuluin 
{AiniMiittee, it was reported that there existed a f:;r;>"ip coniplainini/ 
ol lack of emphasis on stutlies. Nineteen per cent answerinf; the 
poll would not return to Wesleyan if they were to choose a^uin, 
says the Wc'sU'i/an Arjj^iis. 

• • « 

Mr. \Villiam (). Wyekoff, head of the Williams Plaeenienl 
Hmean, recently amiouuced that from February I'i to Spring Ue- 
eess representatives from iutluslry, science, or education will be 
on campus each day to discuss and oiler Inture positions. 

* * * 

A helicopter provided an anuisiug moment for some fresh- 
men last VVednesdav when it madi' a limid attempt to land on tlii' 
j^rrass in bout ol ('liapin Hall, (^)miug dangerously close to tbe 
steeple of the (,'onu;regalional (Church, it turned around and set- 
tled less spectacularly but more safelv on Weston Field, 



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teen upperclassmen from each 
house be able to eat in the Union 
between now and the end of the 
year. The motion was passed u- 
nanimously, subject to SC appro- 
val. 

If the plan materializes five 
men from five houses will dine 
with the freshmen once a week 
until all liouses have sent fifteen 
uppercla.ssmen. The CC found it 
impossible to .send more than fif- 
teen from each house because of 
the strain it would impose on the 
S.U. staff. 

Dormitory Hours 

A proposal to give non-affiliates 
in dorms the same hours as fra- 



ternity men was regarded as Im- 
practical as it would lead to se- 
gregation between the indepen- 
dents and the rest of the college. 
At present non-affiliates are scat- 
tered through upperclass dorms 
with the exception of Greylock 
Hall. Greylock is the only dorm 
exclusively for independents and 
now lias the same hours of arri- 
val and departure as do the fra- 
ternity houses. 

Bill Jenks announced that a 
sophomore had been suspended 
for plagiarism. He will be allowed 
to return as a sophomore next 
fall but will be ineligible for 
sports. 



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Here's a good thing to do— have a CAMEL! 







It's a psychological fact: 
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Volume LXX, Number 2 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, 




WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1956 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



CC Formulates Election Plans; Approves 
Proposal Extending Examination Period; 
Upholds Trustees' Stand on Fraternities 




Moiulay, I'Y'b. C - The Collejrc Council this eveiiiiiK formulated 
plans for the coniiiif; CC elections to he held on Thursday, Feh. 16. 
In addition the Council passed Ted Wynne's motion calling for a 
longer examination period. Also, at a special meeting last Thurs- 
day, the CC passed a resolution supporting the Trustees' statement 
regarding (|ualilicati()ns for admission to fraternities. 

Don O'Brien, 'S6, announced the election plans which were 
accepted hy the CC;. Nomination forms may be obtained from all 
Mouse presiilents, the President of tiie JA's, and from Senor de La- 
higuera in the Student Union starting Wednesday, Feb. 8. Each 

nomination petition must be sign- O . 

ed by 40 students and a student 
may sign only three petitions. 
O'Brien Scores Reticence 
All petitions must be in the 
hands of the Rules, Nominations 
and Elections Committee (O'Brien, 
Frank Dengel, '57, Dee Gardner, 
'57, and Larry Nllsen, '58), by 7; 30 
next Monday evening. Elections 
win be held the following Thurs- 
day. O'Brien expressed the hope 
that any peison interested in run- 
ning for office would not be reti- 
cent about getting someone to 
nominate him. In the past, he said, 
many worthwhile persons liave es- 
caped attention by falling to ade- 
quately express their Interest ii. 
the CC. O'Brien also noted tht 
poor attendance at recent elec- 
tions and launclied a plea that al 
students sliow up at the Studen. 
Union polls next Thursday. 
Wynn Resolution 
Wynn said that his plan has met 
with the unofficial approval of the 
Registrar. If faculty-adminlstra- 
tion-Trustee action Is favorable, 
there Is a chance that the new 
plan will go into effect next year. 
The motion read: 

"That the present examina- 
tion period be extended to in- 
clude: 

1-A three day reading period 
before examinations. 2-A more 
uspfn] .spme.stn^' break when 
examinations are ended. 
Should classes end on Satur- 
day, examinations should not 
begin until the following Wed- 
nesday, instead of on the fol- 
lowing Monday as under the 
present system. 

Upholds Trustees 
In a special session last Thurs- 
day evening the CC endorsed the 
following statement by the Ti'us- 
tees- regarding the admission of 
individuals to fraternities. 
"In elections to fraternities 
. . . the board holds that each 
undergraduate should be ac- 
corded whatever recognition 
he merits as an individual ac- 
cording to his ability, achieve- 
ment, personality, and charac- 
ter. 

"And further emphasizes its 
position that no fraternity 
may operate on the Williams 
campus whose Williams Chap- 
ter is not free to elect to mem- 
bership any Individual on the 
basis of his merits as a per- 
son." 



President Announces 
Faculty Advancement 

Trustees Promote Cole, 
Rene'w Other Terms 



Wednesday, Feb. 8 - Three full 
professors, one associate professor, 
one assistant professor and 31 fac- 
ulty appoinlmenls were made by 
the Williams Ti'ustees, it was an- 
nounced recently by President 
Baxter. 

William G. Cole, college chap- 
lain, has been promoted to Cluett 
Professor of Religion: William 
Pierson has been advanced to pro- 
fessor of art; and C. Wallace Jor- 
don is now professor of mathema- 
tics. 

Associate Professors 

Promoted to associate professor 
was Irwin Shalnman of the De- 
partment of Music; John A. Mac- 
Fayden was appointed to assistant 
professor in the Geology Depart- 
ment. 

Two Williams seniors, James 
Grace of Barrington 111.; and Ri- 
chard Kramer of New Yorlc City, 
have been appointed graduate as- 
sistants in physics for one year 
beginning July 1. Six faculty 
members have been reappointed 
for a period of three years; twen- 
ty-three faculty members have 
been reappointed for a term of one 
year each. 



Eph Alumni Fund Hits All - Time Record; 
4,959 Make Donations to Annual Drive 



Wetlnesday, Feb. 8 - The annual Williams College Alumni 
Fluid Dri\-e has exceeded the goal set for the three-month contrib- 
uting period for the sixth consecutive year, with an all-time high 
of $222,934 from 4,959 donors, according to the office of Charles 
». Hall, alumni secretary. Uavid B. Matliias '26, vice president of 
The Bankers Trust Co., New York City, headed the campaign 
which had its sights set on $200,000. The class of 1910 proved it- 
self to have been associated with the largest overall contribution - 
$9,973. 

Tl.e present day fund drives present a slight change of per- 
sonality and essence from those of pie-19.'39 days when an average 
of fewer than 2,000 alumni brought in about $20,000. Following 
the war, in 1946, donations rose to $56,716. The drive received a 
temporary suspension in 1948 and 1949, when the building and 
endowment campaign was awarded preference, but since then 
there has been no stopping the steadily rising totals. With the lead- 
ership of Chairman Jay B. Angcvine '11 of Belmont, the three suc- 
ceeding drives netted $61,685 in 1950, $115,277 in 1951 and $135,- 
302 in 1952. Last year, Webster Atwell '21 of Dallas, Texas, in his 
second year as chairman, directed a successful $194,498 drive. 

A recent innovation to the Alumni Fund Drive is the non- 
alumni parents' donating contingent which also set a record in 
1955, this being the the third consecutive year for Ingher totals. 
Under the helm of |oseph H. King, president of the Union securi- 
ties Corp. in New York City, 534 parents enntributed $42,592. In 
1953, the non-alumni parents gave $9,700 and in the 1954 drive, 
the sum mu.shroomed to $39,000. 



AFROTC Status 
Stays Tentative 

Saltonstall Announcement 
Raises New Questions 



Monday, Feb. 6 - The Williams 
College AFROTC detachment once 
again found Itself not certain as 
to its future status today following 
substantiated reports that It was 
among a number of imlts previous- 
ly slated for disestablishment in 
June 1957. As of this evening the 
decision regarding maintaining the 
unit was to go to a faculty com- 
mittee for action as soon as pos- 
sible. 

The original announcement a- 
bout tire Air Force's reversal came 
from the office of Massachusetts 
senator Level ett Saltonstall. The 
senator's announcement stated 
ihat the Williams detachment 
would be reactivated and main- 
tained If the college so requested, 
uocal commander Maj. Clyde W. 
xfuelher met with President Bax- 
-er this morning, at which time no 
definite conclusions were reached. 
Others Involved 

Amherst, Harvard, Tufts, and 
-jowell I'echnological Institute are 
•he other Massachusetts institu- 
jons affected by the Air Force 
-.ecision, according to published re- 
ports originating in Washington 
last Saturday. 

According to the ROTC office 
liere, sophomores presently enroll- 
ed in a condensed course of second 
and third year Air Science running 
concurrently will continue unless 
the faculty requests continuation 
of the Reserve Office program 
here. In such a case the condensed 
course will revert to a normal 
course, and the freshmen who pre- 
sently will be unable to receive an 
Air Force commission for work at 
Williams will be allowed to con- 
tinue. In case of cuiilinaaace, a 
new freshman ROTC class would 
be enrolled next year. 



Eighteen Clergymen Celebrate 
Start of Missionary Movement 




Fox, Cole, WCC 
Entertain Visitors 



East Meets West: Bob Clark '57 (Mtudent Organizer), Bev. Fred- 
eric Fox, Rev. Takeshi Takasakl of Tokyo. 



I 

Professor Mansfield Rabhi Cakn GiveS 



Marshall Stearns^ 
Jazz Talk Draws 
Attentive Crowd 



Speaks on Faulkner 



Shainman to Give Talk 
On Mozart Tomorrow 



Lecturer Notes History 
Of Jazz Development, 
Sees 'Way of Life' 



Friday, Feb. 3 - Before a large 
and attentive audience in the Bax- 
ter Hall Rathskellar, Dr. Marshall 
Stearns lectured on "Prospectives 
in Jazz" saying that jazz "has tre- 
mendous effect on the American 
culture". Dr. Steams pointed out 
that Jazz has circled the globe in 
the past fifty years and that it is 
chiefly an American contribution. 

In attempting to define Jazz, 
three characteristics must be kept 
in mind, he declared. It has a 
"horizontal flow of rhythm". Also 
Important is an "expressiveness" 
close to the human voice. Finally, 
Dr. Steams stated that jazz must 
possess an "immediacy" or a sense 
of feeling in the music. Jazz is 
"based on improvisation", he em- 
phasized. Humorously he inter- 
jected, however, that Fats Waller 
once quipped to a woman's ques- 
tion on a definition of Jazz, "Ma- 
dam, if you don't know by now, 
don't mess with It". 

Foreign Influence Noted 

Dr. Stearns went on to say, 
"Jazz has been blending for three 
hundred years". While it has come 
into its own in the United States, 
Jazz definitely carries a European 
and West African influence. Eu- 
rope has contributed to the har- 
mony of Jazz and West Africa has 
promoted the rhythm. The melody 
of the music may be attributed to 
a blend between the two foreign 
elements. 

The development of Jazz in this 
country has come In "waves", he 
declared. It progressed North 
from the South, from the Negro 
to the White, and from the coun- 
try to the city. 

Collece Jazz Courses Promoted 

Dr. Stearns concluded his talk 
by expressing the desire that A- 
merlcan colleges and universities 
adopt full scale courses in Jazz. He 
See Page 4, Col. 4 



Wednesday, Feb. 8 - Before an 
overflow crowd in room 111 of the 
Thompson Biology Laboratory last 
Thursday, Professor Luther S. 
Mansfield of the English Depart- 
ment opened the annual faculty 
lecture series with an analysis of 
the controversial novelist William 
FauU.nc:. Tomorrow at 4 Profes- 
sor Shainman will speak on "Mo- 
zart's Last Year". 

Asserting that Faulkner's Yok- 
napatawpha County is the best- 
known fictional locale in the Uni- 
ted States. Mansfield answered cri- 
tics of the passion, violence and 
decadence of its inhaoitanis as 
pictured by Faulkner by pointing 
out that Hawthorne and Melville 
spiced their stories with similar 
ingredients. 

Mansfield asserted that Faulk- 
ner glorifies in his novels "Those 
who endure", holding up the ra- 
ther negative values of patience j 
and submission. He sees Faulk- 
ner's frequent degeneration fiom i 
eloquence to long-windedness as 
a tacit acknowledgement of an ul- j 
timate failure in his own meta- i 
physical outlook. 



Sermon in Chapel 

Preacher Urges Balance 
Between Acts, Words 



Sunday. Feb. 5 - There has been 
a revival in "institutional" reli- 
gion, pointed out Rabbi Judah 
Cahn, using the accumulating 
number of new churches and syna- 
gogues as an example. Rabbi Cahn. 
of the Temple Israel in Lawrence, 
Long Island, and a board member 
on the NAACP, went on to say 
that it is difficult to determine 
the growth of "philosophical" re- 
ligion. 

I Expressing the belief that there 
should be a balance between the 
"institutional" and tire "philoso- 
phical" aspects of religion, he de- 
clared that religious institutions 
should "come out squarely with 
the simple statement that all men 
are brothers". Men shall be judged 
"by their acts, not by their words", 
he continued. "This is the true 
way to test religious faiths." 

Rabbi Cahn further said that 
since "one God has created us all", 
every religious faith possesses 
some truth. None possess "the 
wliole truth". He concluded saying 
that no religious faith should 
"tear down a single part of the 
human race". 



Sigma Phi Chapter Holds Meeting 
With National on Prejudice Issue 



Monday, Feb. 6 - A group of 
undergraduates from the Williams 
Chapter of the Sigma Phi Society, 
led by house president Bob Be- 
thune. Journeyed to New York this 
weekend to discuss with members 
of Sig Phi's national the pledging 
of two Negro students this fall. 
The meeting came as the result of 
a resolution passed by the frater- 
nity's National Standing and Ad- 
visory Committee, in January, to 
the effect that (1) in not consult- 
ing alumni and trustees before 
pledging the two students, the 
Williams chapter acted "selfishly 
and irresponsibly", and (2) that 
if the two Negroes were initiated, 
the house would be Interpreted by 
this action as having chosen to be- 
come "in spirit" a local fraternity. 

This stand was challenged by 
President Bethune and the mem- 
bers of the Williams chapter. As 
the national Sigma Phi organiza- 
tion has no racial clauses, they 
held it their right to pledge and 
initiate whom they chose. This 
view was backed up by the Trus- 
tees of Williams' chapter, as well 
as by the administration. Trustees, 
and students as represented 
through the College Council. 
No Clauses 

At present there are no frater- 
nities at Wllliains with any dis- 
criminatory clauses. This is in ac- 
cordance with a ruling by the 
Trustees (see CC story) which for- 




Report On Weekend 
Appears in TIME 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 - Eighteen 
ministers from eleven different 
countries made a special trip to 
Willlamstown last weekend. So 
special, in fact, that Time Maga- 
zine is covering their visit in this 
week's issue. One reason for the 
trip was to relax after their mid- 
year exams at Union Theological 
Seminary. Far more important, 
these foreign clergymen came here 
to celebrate the 150th anniversary 
of the founding of the American 
foreign missionary movement. 

The beginnings of American 
missionary work can be traced 
back to a day in August, 1806, 
when a small group of Williams 
ireshmen were walking in the 
lields near College, discussing re- 
ligion. Suddenly a thunderstorm 
came up. The students, Samuel 
Mills, James Richards, Francis 
Robbins, Harvey Loomis, and By- 
ram Green, dove under a haystack 
to be protected from the rain. 
Crucial Decision 

When the storm had cleared, 
they had come to a decision: the 
world needed saving; THEY must 
try to save it. They would be A- 
merica's fiist foreign missionaries. 
They completed their courses at 
Williams and went on to theolo- 
gical school. Fiftully, 111 1815 they 
sailed for India to carry out the 
oath they swore under the hay- 
stack in 1806. 

As Reverend Fox of the First 
Congregational Church observed 
last week, "What a strange twist 
of fate. One hundred and fifty 
years ago, six Williams men con- 
See Page 4, Col. 3 



Scholarship Decline 
In Colleges Imminent, 
Says Noted Teacher 

Commager Views Lack 
Of Good Educators as 
Most Vital Problem 



bids such limitations on member- 
ship. 

Bethune was optimistic concern- 
ing the outcome of the eleven 
chapter meeting. As evidence, Be- 
thune cited the definite support 
of at least four other chapters be- 
fore the meeting began. A definite, 
public statement concerning Sigma 
Phi's national status will be re- 
leased on Tuesday, Feb. 7. 



Wednesday, Feb. 8 - In a critical 
analysis of the pressing problem of 
increased enrollment on the Amer- 
ican college campus today, Henry 
Steele Commager, Professor of A- 
merican History at Columbia Uni- 
versity, recently asserted that the 
most serious issue facing higher 
education is not that of material- 
istic facilities but rather the rais- 
ing of intellectual standards, im- 
perative to mature students. The 
problem, which has received curi- 
ously little attention, was revealed 
in a New York Times article of 
January 29 by Professor Com- 
mager. Commager said that "par- 
ents, faculty and administrators 
should be prepared to yield to stu- 
dents a more important role in all 
phases of college education than 
they possess today." 

Because this nation is wealthy 
enough to accommodate the pro- 
ducts of prosperity and increased 
birth rate, "the problem isn't 
bricks, it's brains". There aren't 
enough adequate scholars to 
shoulder the burden, due to the 
competition afforded by the Na- 
tional and State governments and 
in other areas of opportunity. 
Possible Solutions 

Looking ahead. Professor Com- 
mager offered some possible solu- 
tions. One would present an over- 
hauling of the heavily emphasized 
lecture, this plan putting more 
stress on the individual responsi- 
bility of the student and less on 
the "spoonfeeding" process often 
present. Another suggestion in- 
volves concentration of students 
In certain fields by establishing 
schools of specialized study rathei 
than having so many schools 
See Page 4, Col. .t 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 

Arne H. Carlson '57 Editor-in-Chief 

James T. Patterson, III '57 Managing Editors 

Jonathan L. Richards n 57 

David J. Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editors 

F. Trenery Dolbeur, Jr. 57 

Fea tu re Ed i tors 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



Thomas A. DeLong '57 
Peter C. Fleming '57 
Stuart C. Auerbach '57 
Robert L. Fishbock '57 
Warren Clark '58 



. Sports Editors 
Photogrophy Editor 



Volume LXX 



February 8, 1956 



Nimiber 



EDITORIAL 

Loeb At Low Ebb 

When a newspaper recoi\'es a letter of tlie eharaeter ot Mr. 
Loeb's, it is confronted witli the diffieiillv of how to reply. Thi're 
are tour alternatives of dealinjr witli the prol)k'in. First; refuse to 
jjriiit the letter. This would be teniptinsr as tlie contents seem ab- 
surd and unwortliy of being printed. I lie daiij^er liere, however, 
is tuat Mr. Loeb would use tlie omission to attempt to convince 
people of the validity of Ins argument. A second alternative woukl 
be lo print tlie note replyini; witli ridicule. This, in lact, was the 
original choice of the at,(JUUU, mainly because we Iclt that to 
repiy seriously would imply that the KhCOKU regardetl the letter 
as deserving more serious attention than we felt it ditl. Thi' danger 
of such an approach is that the UliCOfiD is lowering itself bv em- 
ploying Loebian methods. Coiise(|iieiitlv, as Mr. Loeh stoops lower 
aiKl lower, this newspaper would be lorccd into a less and less 
responsible argument as was accurately pointed out in Mr. Ua\id- 
soa s cnticisni. 

A third alteriiati\e was to ])rint the letter offering no repiv in 
the hope that all would see that the letter wa.s obviouslv absurd. 
lliis would he cowardly and could periuit .Mr. I.oi'l) to remain ini- 
cheeked in his attempt to injure the innocent. The final a|iproaeh, 
and the method the KECOUD is now convinced is the onlv \alid 
one, IS to gi\e a reasoned reply. This is distasteful in that we are 
forced to admit that Mr. Loeb deserves serious replv. but, unfor- 
tunately, we must answer to the Loebs and the Westbrooks for 
freedom of thought is not maintained by a haughtv attitude. .\ll 
too often in the past few years, many of our fellow conntrymen 
lia\e been cowardly or remained above it all in the face of the at- 
tacks of tlie Loebs. 

I'irst of all, it shoud be pointed out tliat Mr. Loeb does not 
make any direct accusation concerning Professor Schuman. Instead 
he uses the fairly common techuitpie of innnendoes tiesigned to 
lead tue reader to one inevitable conclusion. He merely i|Uotcs 
tlircc pnblicadons and concludes that he is not contribntiug any 
nioniy to tlie support of \V'illianis College. .\h. Westbrook's letter 
of agreement is basically of the same substance although written 
ill a more confused style. Needless to say, both slanderous letters 
ar'; designed to play on peojile's fear ot Communism. 

Perhaps .Mr. Loeb and .Mr. Westbrook should be reminded that 
there is no person of such e.\alted position that he should prescribe 
to mankind what shall be orthodox in politics, religion or thought. 
Mr. Loeb, who says that he considers truth the first goal of eiluca- 
tioii, should certainly realize that freedom of iii(|uiry, freedom of 
teaeliing, freedom of dissent and, most important, freetlom of mind 
are all necessary for the attainment of truth. 

It is especially distasteful to see some person so dedicated to 
liberal democracy, as is .Mr. Schuman, accusi^d by the use of innu- 
endoes of communist sympathies. The Williams RECOUD does 
not feel that it must point out how very highly regarded he is by 
his profession. We thank him hir his relentless contributions to 
education. Those students who have studied under him have been 
particularly impressed by his tireless search for the truth. Such a 
search is directly antithetical to Comuiunisin. 

Professor Schiuiian, like all members of the academic world, 
must have intellectual freedom. If by upholding this right, we must 
ourselves become targets of smears by mis-guided ]iatriots, then 
it must be so. That penalty is not as great as the denial of the stim- 
ulation and progress which is received from an unfettered faculty. 

Behind Greek - Lettered Doors 



At a time when racial segregation has become a burning na- 
tional issue, it is heartening to note that libertv and equality are 
quietly practiced in some quarters of the country. The most recent 
evidence of this is the pledging of two Negro students by a Wil- 
liams fraternity. In a recent resolution mailed to the .3,()(M) national 
members of Sigma Phi, the National's Standing and .Vdvisory Com- 
mittee warned that continuation of this stand might lead to a for- 
feit of the Sig's national affiliation. The stand of the chapter to 
continue plans to initiate the two boys on Feb. LS has received 
strong siqjport, however, by the alumni trustees of the cha|)ter. 

There have been many noiile thoughts expressed about seg- 
regation and racial discrimination over the past few years. Senti- 
ment on the subject culminated with the recent Supreme Court 
decision against segregation. It appears that many supposedly 
well-educated men — educated in the humanities and classics — 
merely pay lip service to the belief in the "equality of man ". 

The issue at stake, however, involves more than an act of 
"equality of man". The two men in (luestion were pledged because 
they were wanted in the fraternal bond. Their indi\idual merits 
were responsible for tlie bids tliey received from the fraternity 
There was no desire by the chapter to raise the banner of right- 
eousness. Independent thinking and integrity of thought and action 
were exercised on the part of the actives. This is really the issue 
at hand. Are we going to foster independent thinking apart from 
group and outside pressures? Or is this free thought to be sup- 
pressed? If wc allow it to be go\-erued by external pressures, then 
wc are being traitorous to our own integritv of thought and action. 
The biggest sacrifice we can make is to K>t our minds be hypnotized 
Iiy an outside power. But it takes courage to let our thinking die 
tatc our lives. And this is the kind of courage that Sig Phi has dem- 
onstrated in its recent action. 

Critics of fraternities slionld take note of the .serious thinking 
displayed and examine the behavior of their own contemporaries. 
Recent events indicate that clear and unbiased thinking exist he- 
hind Greek-lettered doors. Bernard (barman, in the lirrkxhirc Eu^Jc, 
puts it well when he says, "thev have merely given us another bit 
of evidence that the much-slandered 'younger generation' is not 
all frivolity . . . From our scat, it appears that the young men are 
more in touch with their time than many of their elders." 

PCF 



To tlie Editor of tlie RECORD: 

Alter reading the "lU'liUalioii and Reply" to Mr. I.oeb's letter 
of last Salnrday, I eoulil not help but feel Ihal ihe Rl'X.'OUU has 
rtgressitl to the grade school stage where accusations are met only 
by further imid-shnging. , ,, . 

The basic statement of Mr. Loeb's letter was that Mr. Fred- 
rick L. Schuman of the Williams College lacully was named by 
the U. S. News ami \\ orld Report as a sponsor ol tJoummnisL 
Iront organizations. .Vfter reatling this slatenient, or aeeusation ii 
yon will, 1 glancetl to the next column and was met by the im- 
pressive heailing, 'Refutation and Reply'. I felt, 'Well, here tin 
question will be auswercti, ami .\lr. Sclmuum's name will be cleareu 
Irom all redilish taint." What a misconception! lusteatl I found 
five poorly written paragraphs ol ab.solntely nothing. .Vt no time 
was the accusation coneeriung .Mr. Schuman "relnted", only his 
assumption of certain of .Mr. Seliumans statements about ole Jot 
Stalin, e\erybotly s pal, and of Cerman re-nnilieation. What has the 
RECORD, ami .Mr. Rose in particular, to gain Irom these snide 
relerences to .Mr. Loeb's stationer)', his ofliee, the hid that "Va got- 
ta get perspeetixe'", etc.? That in no way answers the (|uestion — 
"Are Williams College nntlergratluates being taught by Comimmist 
affiliates or sponsors ' I am slightly more interested m this ques- 
tion than in Mr. Loeb's Reno phone number. 

Leave the smear jobs to the politicians!! 
Tom Davidson, "59 



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btj Al DuiMVun "59 



To the Editor of tlie RECORD; 

"A diplomats words must liii\e no relation to actions — other- 
wise what kind of diplomacy is it? Wortls are one thing, actions 
another. Good words are a mask lor the concealment ol bail deeds. 
Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or iron 
wood." 

I refer to your editorial p;ige of the January 21st issue, the 
letter irom the distinguished editor William Loeb, and the article 
Rettitatiou ami Repiy . 

1 am unable to see either refutation and rcjjly in the ;irticlc, 
and a gooti tleal ol juvenile irony is its cliici constitnenl. 

I l)elie\c that the al)o\e t|tiotation from a once \ery promin- 
ent heati ol a powerhd nation, is ample enough justilication tor the 
apparent approval ol your ethtorial stafl ol the reported slalcments 
oi I'rol. Scnuman, wnosc words arc gootI when they come Imni 
iiis own pregnant mind, and perhaps even better when the)' ;ire 
copietl Irom pnlillcity releases ol the Kremlin. 

I ha\e ncMT known .Mr. Stalin, nor .Mr. Sclumi;in either. To 
ihe liest ol my inlorniation and belief the i|uotalion above is from 
Stahn, ;iiul the relerences to the .McCarthy (.tJharliej act ol the 
V\illi;iins prolessor are taken from the recortis ol hearings before 
a <..()ngression;d Committee. 

Now Williams students (|uite possibly do not need this infor- 
mation. It is possible that .Mr. Loeb thinks better ol their intelli- 
gence than tloes Stephen C. Rose, tint il they do sei'k enlighten- 
ment it is not at all dilfictilt to get it. The intimate history ol the 
Huge eoudueted by the gentle and solicitous heart ol .Stalin is 
available — no doubt in the library of Williams College — and if 
not there, certainly in the private library of Fredrick L. Schuman. 

.\nd then again there are no doubt certain etlitors who iirefer 
not to be enlightened. 

James S. Westbrook, 1910 



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Troy, N. Y„ Feb. 4 - Although 
playing one of the best games of 
the season, llie ' Williiims hockey 
team could not equal the team- 
work of a fine RPI squad as the 
Ephmen went down to a 5-2 defeat 
tonlKht at the victors' rink here. 
The Engineers, con,sistently rated 
among the top collegiate hockey 
teams, kept the pressure of the 
Williams defense throughout the 
game. 

Goalie Dick Marr was a standout 
performer for the Eph team. He 
was peppered with 53 shots by the 
hard-hitting winners and drew 
many ovations from the large 
crowd for his alert and acrobatic 
goal tending. 

Poole Hurt 

Doug Poole, right winger for the 
Ephs, was hurt in the game as he 
bumped heads with another player 
and was knocked out. However, 
after further examination by me- 
dical autliorities, he was pronounc- 
ed healtliy and should not be lost 
to the team for too long a period. 

Williams drew first blood when 
center Dave Cooke slammed home 
a ten-footer at 6:03 of the first 
period on a.ssists by Dick Flood 
and Poole. In the third period Bob 
Leinbach slapped in the Ephmen's 
other point. 

Scoring once in the first and 
third periods, and three times in 
the second, RPI overwhelmed the 
Ephmen, Frank Chiarelli scored 
twice, in the second and third 



Eph Runners Third 

In N. Y. Mile Relay 



New York, Feb. 4 - Coach Tony 
Plansky's winter track team jour- 
neyed to Madison, Stiuare Garden 
today to" participate in the mile- 
relay event of the Millrose Games. 

'I'he Eph relay team placed third 
beliind iWaryland and Holy Cross 
in the event, and beat out Colum- 
bia and Brown. Tim Hanan, Steve 
Carroll, Andy Smith, and Bill Fox 
ran in that order. The Purple time 
was 3:29.6, with Fox running the 
anchor in 51.0. 

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Saturday, Feb. 4 - As the 46th 
annual Dartmouth Winter Carr.i- 
val ended today, the WilUams ski 
team came home with a sevenlli 
place in the two day contest. There 
were six events, and the Ephmen 
wound up with a total of 522.77 
points. Dartmouth nosed out Mid- 
dlebury for top honors by a score 
of 579.69 to 579.59. 

Phil Palmedo placed in every 
event and took fourteenth in the 
.slalom. Pete Elbow also scored in 
all events, including ninth in the 
Nordic combined. Jim Becket plac- 
ed in all but the cross-country, 
and earned a good eleventh in the 
downhill event. Captain Pete 
Clark and Chip Wright also helped 
the Purple score along. 

The Ephmen as a team captured 
sixth in two events, seventh in two 
events, and eighth In two events. 
Behind Dartmouth and Middle- 
bury in the final totals were New 
Hamp.shire, Vermont, St. Law- 
rence, Norwich, Williams, McGill, 
and Harvard, in that order. 

stanzas, for the Engineers while 
Bill Palmer, Martin Kearns, and 
Paul Baum each scored once. 



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Frosh Swimmers 
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41-36; Ide Stars 

Ephman Smashes Mark 
In SO yd. Freestyle; 
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Dietz Lengthens Streak; 
Ephs Face Syracuse, 
Colgate this Weekend 



Basketball Action against Coast Guard, Left: Walt Shipley (53) 
outreaches his opponent to tap in a rebound. Right: Bob Buss (52) 
lets go with a jump shot na Symons (51) moves in position for the re- 
bound. 



Eph Five Overcomes N. Y. A. C, 92-89; 
1 rounces Coast Guard Academy, 89 - 73 
As Buss, Jensen, Shipley, Symons Star 



Saturday, Feb. 4 - The Williams 
basketball team successfully re- 
bounded from its surprising defeat 
at the hands of Middlebury before 
exams to nip an unexpectedly 
strong New York Athletic Club 
squad 92-89 on Wednesday, Feb. 1 
m New York and to trounce Coast 
Guard Academy 89-73 tonight on 
Its home court. 

Williams appeared to be headed 
for an easy victory against the 
N.Y.A.C. as the Ephs opened up 
an imposing fifteen point lead 
late in tlie first half mostly as a 
result of the fine shooting of co- 
caplains Bobby Buss and Wally 
Jensen who caged thirty and 
twenty-five points respectively. 
Symons Plays Well 

As the second half progressed, 
the N.Y.A.C. steadily reduced the 
Eph lead until there was only a 
two point difference between the 
teams with but two minutes re- 
maining to play. At this stage the 
consistent outside set shooting of 
Jim Symons not only kept the 
Ephs in the contest but insured a 
Williams' victory. 

Although he garnered a respec- 
table sixteen points, Symons' tiue 
value to the team can be recog- 
nized only nhen it is realized that 
he had a very high shooting per- 
centage and .scored most of his 
baskets at crucial moments during 
the game. 

Ephs Tied with Coast Guard 
at Half 

As in the N.Y.A.C. game Wil- 
liam.? gained a quick lead against 
Coast Guard and led 8-0 early in 
the first quarter before Coast 
Guard even scored. The Cadets 
proceeded to cut the Eph lead to 
two points at the quarter and to 
tie the game at 35-35 at halftime. 

Highscoring guard Ernie Allen 
paced the Coast Guard rally as he 
iepeatedly tallied with an ac- 
curate set shot from the cornei 
Also, Williams' loose baU handling 
and failure to guard against fast 
breaks contributed to the Coast 
Guard comeback. 

Jensen Scores 30 

Williams outscored its oppo- 



nents by five points in the third 
quarter and continued to increase 
its lead in the fourth quarter un- 
til a sixteen point margin of vic- 
tory was reached when the final 
whistle blew. 

Wally Jensen sparked the Eph 
offensive spurt as he contributed 
thirty points to the Williams' scor- 
ing total. Jensen scored eleven 
field goals, mostly jump shots, 
and eight fouls out of eight free 
ihrow attempts. 

Shipley Good 

Walt Shipley played one of his 
better games at center as he scor- i 
ed eighteen points and helped the 
Ephs control the boaids. But once 
again much of the credit for the 
victory must be attributed to the 
unspectacular but consistently 
fine play of Jim Symons, who, 
making a large percentage of his 
sliois, accounted for eighteen 
points and also paced the Ephs 
under the boards as he picked oft 
sixteen rebounds. 



Varsity Hoopsters 
To Play Maroons 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 - The Wil- 
liams College varsity basketball 
team plays host to the Invading 
Maroon and White of Springfield 
College in the Lasell Gymnasium 
tonight at 8:30. This will be the 
twenty-first meeting between the 
two Massachusetts scliools, Spring- 
field having won fifteen to Wil- 
liams' five. Playing at Springfield 
last year, the Ephmen defeated 
the Maroon and White 85-75. 

Although the visiting cagers' re- 
cord is not very impressive, it is 
expected that they will give the 
comparatively short Williams team 
quite a lot of trouble. Touring the 
south in early December, the 
Springfield five suffered three 
losses at the hands of University 
of Tennessee, Tulane University, 
and East Tennessee State. The fol- 
lowing week the Maroons compet- 
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Monday, Feb. 6 - The freshman 
frogmen pulled a close one out of 
the fire this afternoon, to beat a 
strong Hotchklss varsity, 41-36. 
Sparked by the record perform- 
ances of Ephman Chip Ide and 
Capt. Paul Wachendorfer of 
Hotchkiss, the two teams reached 
the final event with the visitors 
clinging to a two-point lead. A 
mark-setting win in the relay gave 
the junior Muir-men their sixih 
straight win. 

Williams drew first blood in the 
medley relay, but Coach Bill 01- 
sen's splashers steadily closed the 
gap in the next three. Since the 
medley relay was making its first 
appearance in the Purple pool to- 
day, the winning time of 1:55.2 is 
the record. 

Hotchkiss moved out front in 
the dive, and stayed there through 
the last three individual races, 
despite frosh firsts in the 100 yd. 
freestyle and 100 yd. backstroke, 
by Reeves and Tatem respectively. 

The 100 yd. breaststroke saw the 
Lakeville star, Capt. Paul Wach- 
endorfer, turn in a new pool mark 
of 1:2.1. This was not .surprising, 
as he holds the National Prep- 
school record ot 1:1.3. 

With only the 200 yd. freestyle 
relay to go, the score stood at 
Hotchkiss, 36; Williams, 34. A 
tense and excited crowd saw Bill- 
villite Jack Hyland get off to a 
good start. Frost and Wipper kept 
the Olsen-men a yard or so be- 
hind, and anchorman Ide cinched 
the race, the meet, and a frosh 
record of 1:37.9. 

The highlight of the day for 
Williams was Chip Ida's time of 
23.1 seconds in the 50 yd. free- 
style, a seven-tenths reduction of 
the old record. His total of 6 and 
three-quarters points was matched 
by Ephmen Reeves and Tatem, 
with Wipper and Mennen close 
behind. Wachendorfer. Starkwea- 
ther and Hixon were high-scorers 
for the visitors. 

The next home meet will be a- 
gainst Deerfield on Feb. 13, and 
on Mar. 3 the Amherst frosh will i 
have their chance at WilUams- j 
town. 



By Chester K. Lasell 

Saturday, Feb. 4 - Tlie Williams 
varsity swimmers remained un- 
beaten this afternoon as they over- 
whelmed visiting Springfield, last 
year's New England Champions, 
by a 54-30 score in Lasell Pool. 
In winning their third consecutive 
meet, tlie Muirmen took eight 
first places out of ten events, los- 
ing only the 50 yard freestyle and 
the final race, the 400 yard free- 
style relay. 

The home team jumped off to a 
5-0 lead as the 300 yard medley re- 
lay team of Dave Cunningham. 
Fred Corns and co-captain Bill 
Jenks outdistanced Bob Kurtz, Ted 
Belanger and Gene Wilk in a time 
of 3:07.6. After Cunningham had 
opened up a fifteen foot lead in 
the first 100 yards, breaststroker 
Corns held it and Jenks lengthen- 
ed the winning margin to twenty 
feet at the finish. Distance star 
Pete Dietz kept his two-year un- 
defeated skein in the 220 freestyle 
intact when he beat out Maroon 
co-captain Art Schoneiter by just 
over six feet in the next event. The 
other Springfield co-captain Jim 
Gaffney, was third with the win- 
ning time being 2:15.3. 
Severance, Grossman, Jenks Win 

The visitors scored their first 
win in the 50 yard freestyle as 
junior Jim Clarke set a new 
Springfield College record in edg- 
ing Williams co-captain Kirt 
Gardner out by a handlength in 
the excellent time of 23.7. Carl 
Sameulson of the losers was third. 
With the score now standing at 
13-10 for the home team, the Pur- 
ple proceeded to take six firsts, 
three seconds and two thirds in 
the next six events to make the 
margin 54-23 with only the final 
relay to go and thus turn the meet 
into a strictly one-sided affair. 

Sophomore star Bob Severance 
won the 150 individual medley by 
five feet over Dick MacDonald of 
Springfield in a time of 1:40.7. 
with the Maroon's Jack Welch 
third. Following this impressive 
performance, the large crowd saw 
ace diver Buster Grossman return 
to winning form after his loss in 
the UConn. meet as he amassed 
an outstanding total of 107.75 
points for 8 dives, missing his own 
recoid set last year by only .03 
of a point. Bob Jones of Williams 
finished second in this eveiit with 
the visitors' Lou Ringer behind 
him. Jenks and Gardner took first 
See Page 4, Col. 1 



Princeton Nips Squash Team, 5-4; 
Navy Squad Beats Williams, 8 - 1 



Saturday, Feb. 4 - The Williams 
squash team reopened its schedule 
following the midsemester break 
by journeying to Princeton Friday 
night and to Annapolis Saturday 
only to be nipped by Princeton 5-4 
in an even, hard-fought match 
and to be soundly trounced by Na- 
vy 8-1 in a decidedly one-sided 
contest. 

Navy, rated as one of the top 
teams in the country, proved to be 




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much too tough for the Ephmen 
as cocaptain .Scotty Wood emerg- 
ed as the lone Williams' individual 
winner. Wood, playing in third 
position, triumphed over Tom 
Lynch in three straight sets 15- 
12, 15-7, 15-10. 

Stafford Extends Clark 

Ollie Stafford, playing in the 
number one position for Williams, 
was the only Eph player even able 
to carry his opponent to five sets 
before losing his match. He was 
defeated by Don Clark 15-7, 9-15, 
16-17, 15-12, 15-13. 

In contrast to the decisive de- 
feat administered at the hands of 
Navy, Williams lost to Princeton 
in an extremely close match. Sam 
Eells and Tom Shulman, seated 
fourth and seventh respectively on 
the Williams squad, both extended 
their opponents to five sets before 
bowing. Had either Eells or Shul- 
man been able to win, the one 
game margin of Princeton's vic- 
tory w'ould have been transformed 
into a Williams triumph. 
Four Ephmen Win 

Stafford, Tom Jones, Rogers 
Southall and Dick Ennis all won 
their matches against their Prince- 
ton opponents. Stafford edged 
"Van" Van Ripen 15-9, 11-15. 15- 
11. 16-13. Second seeeded Jones 
beat Jim Farrini 15-11, 15-9, 15-17. 
Southall and Ennls both triumph- 
ed in four sets. 

Scotty Wood, Charlie Alexander 
and John Barton were fairly de- 
cisively beaten. Eells and Shul- 
man. however, both lost in very 
tight matches. After dro-iping the 
first two sets to Terry Evans by 
scores of 15-8 and 16-13, Eells 
rallied and won the next two sets 
15-12, 15-6 only to droD the de- 
ciding fifth set 8-15. 



V; i '»n-.. 



THE WILLUMS ftECORDt WEDNTaDAV. FEBRUARY S, IflSfl 



Friday Night Dance to Feature 
Smooth Music, Succulent Singer; 
Cozy Cole to Drum Downstairs 

WcdiR'Siliiv, Fi'l). iS - Under the clircctioii ol Curiii\al C.'luiii- 
iiiiiu Hill Martin, tlu'WOCJ is cDiichuliiii; nri'panitidiis lor llu' loii^- 
awaiti'il liii;l|l;i;ht ol the Williams social vtar to takt' platv this 
ucckciid. 

Siioullal<is and lart^cr-tlian-lilc murals art' licini^ Imni^ in the 
l''rfshnian dining roiun to dccorati' lor tlic all-t'ollc\no ilanco, anti 
Ihf bt'siinninsi-s of a seal balancing -j. 



11 bottle on its nose— entitled 
"Don't have a ball: have a bot- 
tle" — is beihi! sculpted by fresh- 
men in the snow outside the Stu- 
dent Union. 

All-Cullegc Dance 

Joe Young and Larry Nilsen 
have prepared a winter motif to 
decorate Friday night's dance. 
Evergreens, artificial snow, and 
cool blue light will make the 
Freshman dining looin, according 
to Nilsen, "about as wintry as we 
can get it". 

Williams men and dates will 
dance to the slow, sweet rhythm.s 
ot bandleader Johnny Micul und 
ills succulent vocalist, Marie Ho- 
gan. Intermission enteriainment 
uiii be supplied by the Honey 
Dreamers, wno sing commercials 
lor f-epsi-Cola and Tide. 
Cozy Cole 

Drummer Cozy Cole and his 
band will play downstairs during 
'rie dance, in the Upper Class 
ijounge. Cozy, who has played with 
some 01 tlie best jazz bands in the 
business, teaches drumming with 
Gjiie Krupa m New York and 
paiys nigiiLiy at the Metropole. 

Always welcoming requests irom 
his auoieuces, Cozy, according to 
a press reiease, has to change his 
snin four times every evening, "Ije- 
cause of the amount of energy ex- 
peiiuea in oeaiing the drums". 
Jazz at Chapin 

More jazj ;s scheduled for Sat- 
uraay evening in Chapin Hall, 
rue famiuar music of the Stom- 
pers and Fninney s Favorite Five 
will oe augmented by a modern 
jazz quintet Irom Albany billed as 
Uie i-roiesiiional AU-atars. 




wcc . . . 



Cozy Cole, Drummer 

This "small, liquid" combo has 
played weekend engagements at 
other colleges, and it.s memo"rs 
work weekly in niglitclubs and ho- 
tels in the Capitol District. Trum- 
peleer Al Quag and Buddy Bechell, 
who plays claiinet and tenor .sax, 
have played previously with Claude 
rnornhill. Al Mastrem, on trom- 
oone, has been a sideman for Glen 
iVlillei' and Benny Goodman. 

Carnival Uueen 

During the intermission of the 
jazz concert, the Carnival Queen, 
who will have been selected by a 
political scientist, a member of 
ine drama department, the dean 
of freshmen, and two members of 
ihe Physical Education depart- 
ment, will receive prizes donated 
by Spring Street stores. 



NEWS IN BRIEF 



Mr. Wycott will spoak on "Job-Gcttini; ToclmitiUL's" at 7;30 

toinori'ow ni^iit in tlie coiiU'reiico rooms ol the Student Union. 

« • • 

'I'lie .\delphic Union will sponsor an e.\liil)ition ilebate on the 

Guaranteeu Annual Waj^e tomorrow nit;lit at 6 in CJriltin Hall. Joe 

Lieljowitz o~ and MarK l^eveiistein o7 will speak lor the negative; 

U;i\ e Fiiilliijs '.5S and Ua\ e Kleiiibard .56 will argue the allinnative. 

• • • 

Hob Matthews '56 has announced that anyone with theatrical 

talent ol any kiiitl (e.\perii'iiee unnecessary) is inviteil to display it 

at an inturi'iial audition at the AM I' this riiursday at fS. Tlie pur- 

liose is twolold: to introduce .Mr. Playtair, the new director ol the 

A.\ll, and to uncover |)reviously uiirecogiiized talent tor spring 

semester productions. 

o o o 

"Se.\, Love and Marriage", an annual course gi\en by Uev. 
Colo, began last Monday night in the Biology Laboratory for 
juniors and seniors. 

o o o 

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is currently 
closed to the |)uljlic to give a vacation lor legular employees ami 
to allow workmen to progress faster on conipletion ol tiie remain- 
der of the building. Tliree period rooms are scheduled for a spring 

opening. 

o o o 

The W'illiamstowu Sandwich liar which has been a meeting 
place for resitlcnts of the sophomore {|ua(.l lor yeais will be amouL 
se\eral places of business wliieb will be torn down to make way 
for a new building hir the Wiliiamstoun Savings Hank. The sav- 
ings bank hopes to move its entire office into its new (|uarters be- 
low Currier Hall as soon as they are constructeil, alter which tin 
Willianistown National Hank will expand into the area now oc- 
cupied by the Savings I3iuik on Spring Sticet. 

o • o ■ 

.•\.ssistant Director of .\dinissions David M. Pynchoii recently 
advised a group of parents to arouse an early desire in their chil- 
dren for college if tiiey wanted the child to go to college. Among 
his other remarks. .Mr. I^ynelion suggested tlie spring of a stutlent s 
junior year as a good time hir a tour of prospective colleges. Ik 
foresaw higher entranee staiidaids being used to block the flood ol 
students expected in the next ten years. 



Swimmers ... 

and second in the 100 yard free- 
style with Clarke of Springfield 
placing third by three feet. Jenks 
touched out his teammate by only 
a foot in the time of 53.6. 
Dietz Cops 440 

In the .seventh event, the 200 
yard backstroke. Pete Lewis of 
Williams opened up an eaily lead 
and finished ahead by thirty-five 
feet in 2:22.1. The battle for sec- 
ond went to .sophomore Evan Wil- 
liams who fought off a final bid 
by Springfield's Kurtz to beat him 
by four feel. Dieti won his third 
straight 440 yiiid freestyle of the 
season wher he defeated Schonei- 
ter again 'n 4;58. The William.s 
ace was h°ld even for the firsi 
few laps but moved uut to win by 
ten feet. Ephn-.an Tony torockel- 
man picked up one point here with 
a third-place finish. 

Corns and Barry Buckley once 



again dominated the 200 yard 
breaststroke, placing first and 
third respectively. MacDonald of 
Springfield was a close .second to 
Corns who finished in 2:39.8. The 
final event was taken by the vi- 
sitors as the 400 yai'd freestyle re- 
lay team of Wllk, Gaffney. Schon- 
eiter and Clarke won by nearly a 
pool length over Sevei'ance, BUI 
Merselis, Tom Kellog and Dletz in 
the time of 3:42.7. 

This was the 17th victory a- 
gainst 13 defeats for the Pui'ple 
swimmers over Springfield In the 
thirty-third meeting between the 
two since 1916. Also it was this 
.same Maroon .squad which defeat- 
ed Wesleyan and McGill earlier In 
the year and lost to Dartmouth 
47-23 and to Yale by a 61-23 .score. 
The Ephs meet what should prove 
their two toughest opponents of 
the year this weekend as they swim 
Syracuse on Friday and powerful 
Colgate on Saturday, both away. 



ceived the idea of carrying Chris- 
tianity to the uncivilized peoples 
of Asia. Now, one hundred anu 
fifty years later, ministers from 
these very mission countries — In- 
dia, China, Japan, Egypt, Peru, 
Korea, Syria, Thailand, Australia, 
Nigeria, Cuba — have come bringing 
Christianity back to us." 

Rockefeller Foundation Grant 

These eighteen ministers came 
to the United States to do some 
special study at Union Theological 
Seminary. The Rockefeller Foun- 
dation has granted Union a half 
a million dollars to subsidize a 
five year program of this special 
study. 

Each year, of which this is the 
first, 25 outstanding young clergy- 
men from all over the world are 
chosen to come to Union for one 
year. Tills year's delegation, of 
which two are women, ranges from 
27 to 49 years of age. Fifteen 
countries are represented. 
Give Guest Sermons 

Reverend Fox of the First Con- 
gregational Church conceived the 
idea for the weekend, and it was 
he who invited the group to come 
up here. Later he contacted the 
WCC, Reverend Cole the College 
chaplain, and all the other minis- 
ters in the Berkshire area. 
Through the other ministers he 
arranged that each of the eighteen 
visiting clergymen appear as a 
guest preacher in a different Pul- 
pit on Sunday morning. 

Through the assistance of Dave 
Loomis '5(i. iuid Bob Clark '57, of 
.he WCC, Reverend ro.\ plaimed 
.hat each of the eighteen clergy- 
men would have two student es- 
jorts tlirough most of their stay 
in Willianistown. Each of the fra- 
lernities. the freshman cla.ss, and 
the non-affiliates played host to 
one of the ministers during mo.st 
of Saturday and part of Sunday. 
The Clergymen ate lunch Saturday 
and Sunday in the houses and in 
ihe Student Union. 

Besides religious conferences, 
which weie held Saturday and 
Sunday evenings, the ministers al- 
so found time for quite a few 



B-Ball . . . 

-d in the Hofstra College Invlta- 
lonal tournament. After upsetting 
econd-seeded lona College in their 
jpening game, Springfield lost on 
successive nights to Muhlenberg 
.md Wagner, In their most recent 
jutlng, they were defeated at the 
.lands of Amherst 78-59. 

Grogan Scoi'lne Threat 

Visiting coach John Bunn will 
most likely start Captain Ron 
Clark at center, Ron Miller and 
Paul Grogan at forwards, and 
Wayne Wilson and Ed Billk at the 
guard positions. Grogan Is the big 
scoring threat for the visitors 
while six foot nine Inch center 
Clark is their big man on rebounds. 

Williams coach, Al Shaw, will 
piobably use his regular starting 
line-up of Wall Shipley at center, 
co-captain Bob Buss and Jim Sy- 
mons at the forwards, and co- 
captain Wally Jensen and John 
Lewis holding down the guard 
spots. 



Stearns . . . 

felt this was important since "jazz 
is a way of life". 

After refreshments, a question 
period followed the foi'mal part of 
the lecture. Replying to a query 
concerning the craze for "Rock 
and Roll" music. Dr. Stearns said 
tliat while it is "not in the Puritan 
tradition", it is still a part of the 
American "sub-culture". He joked 
that "psychiatrists have really 
gone into this". At the same time, 
he expressed the belief that "popu- 
lar tin-pan alley seems anemic ". 

Dr. Stearns is oiganizer and pre- 
sident of the Institute of Jazz 
Studies and professor of English 
at Hunter College in New York. 
He will have his new book. "His- 
tory of Jazz", published In June. 



laughs. For Instance, it lui'iicd out 
that Rev. Orlando Perdomo from 
Cuba had never seen snow on the 
ground. He caused quite a sen.sa- 
tion when he began pelting every- 
one with snow balls. Observers re- 
port that his aim was terrific. 



Radcliffe, Williams Choral Groups 
Sing Stirring Mozart ^Vesperae^ 

Sunday, Feb. 5 - This afternoon in Chapin Hall the liadcliffe 
Ciioral Society and tlie Williams College Clee Club piesenled a 
joint concert ol choral music. The Feature work on tlie program 
was the "Vesperae de I'Joiniiiieu", one oi the lesser known works ol 
Mozart. This perlormaiice was signilieaiil both musically and in 
Ihe histor)' of the (dee tlhib. It was the lirst time the t;iee Club 
has been supported in a home appearance by an orelieslra, and 
markeil the lirst pirlormanee ol .Mr. Nollner's new eilition of the 
work, the lirst to be publishetl in this eoimtry. 'I'hi' orchestra, con- 
sisting ol local iustrumentalisls. comprised six violins, two triiinpets, 
and a t\'inpaiu. The t^iiapin Hall organ was played bv I'rolessor 
Kobert Harrow. 

The programining ol a work ol this si/.e is ambitious, to say 
the least, and it was in this ease exceptionally well leali/.ed. While 
both the Hadelille and the Williams groups had rehearsed the 
Mo/.ait separately, they did not get togelber lor a joint relieaisal 
until the tlav belore the peiloiuianee. 'Ihe oreheslia had rehearsed 
once. .Not tlie least ol the problems eouneeted with the perlorui- 
ance was presented 1>\' the (ihapiii organ, whieh lias a paitieiilaily 
sluggish action, making the iiitegralioii uith the othei perliirniers 
difliciilt. In spile ol this dillieiiltw and the l.iet Ihal the rcgislra- 
tion ol the organ is not suited to a woik ol this natiiii'. the halanec 
between the organ, orchestra, and singers was consistenllv good. 

With the e.xeepliou ol Ihe soprano aria in the filth moMiiienl 
of the "X'esperae". which was sung l)\ .Miss Marjorie .\im Keinber 
of I'ittsfiekl, till' solo parts were perlorined b\' ineinbers ol the two 
giDups. Soprano Fli/.abeth Kalkhinst and alto l'!ll/,alieth Wliitnev 
were the soloists lor the Hadelille Choral Soeiet\, while the (dee 

(dub was represented b\ I'led l.ippiiieolt oti, te and Nick 

Wright '57. who sang bass. 

Hadelilh' opened the lirsl hall ol Ihe program uilli ,i Magni- 
ficat bv (iuillaume Duly, a short pre-Hai(i(|iie woik, ol interest be 
cause ol its unusual barinonie textures. The group also sang works 
b\- William Hvrd, Hoy Harris, living l''iue. :ind arr.iiigenieiits ol 
F.nglish l''olk Songs. 'Ihe Three (-lionises Ironi Alice In Wonder- 
land bv Ir\'iiig I'ine |)ro\ ided a pleas. ml eonhast uith the olbei 
works on the program, being light and modern in sl\le. 



Teaching 



"wliii'li act as if the burden of 
maintaining the whole carpus of 
learning rested upon them." 

"A thiid method", Commager 
explained, "is a catting down of 
the paraphernalia of education 
such as required courses, exami- 
nations, grades, credits and also 
of administrative overhead." 
Standards and Exprrtationg 

The most valuable approach, 
and crux of the matter, is to make 
college students more responsible. 
"Let them educate themselves and 



' thus hold a vigorous and creative 
role in higher eduealion". Profes- 
sor Commager emiiliasized. "The 
students must be provided wltli 

I intellectual, pli.v.sical and moral 
guidance to protect them against 
"revolutionary" ideas and associa- 
tions" — That is the popular credo 

; and as the writer .says, a false 
principle. Because tlie young con- 

' form to wliat is expected of them 
"it is es.sential that we fix our 
standaids and our expectations 
high and respect the intelligence. 
Individuality and maturity of the 

j college student". 




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Volume LXX, Niiinhcr .3 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, 




3^^^0tii 



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1956 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



Eager Students Brace for Three Riotous Days; 
College Dance To Start Festivities Tonight 



Williams Ski Coach Townsend HOUSEPARTY 
Excels in Competition, Coaching; GOINGS ON 
Fought in Famous Ski Troops ,, 



Sionaker, Rigby Top 
News Bureau Board 



Monday. Feb. fi -At a meeting 
of the outBOint! .senior board of 
tlie William.s College News Bureau. 
Tom Slonaker '57. was appointed 
president for the coming year. Tc 
fill out the new .senior board. 
Dick RiRby '57. was appointed 
first vice-president, Dave Connol- 
ly '57, treasurer, and Warren 
Brown '57. second vice-president. 

Besides his News Bureau affilia- 
tion. Slonaker is a member of the 
Glee Club, and the WCC. manager 
for the .squash team, and a mem- 
ber of Zeta Psi. Rigby is a member 
of Kappa Alpha. A .iunior advisor. 
Connolly also serves on the RE- 
CORD and is a member of Delta 
Upsilon. 

Compets accepted by the out- 
going board a.s new members are 
Bob Severance '58. Dick Lee '59. 
Vic Van Valin '59. Will Coleman 
'59, Chuck Dunkel '59. Dave Lower 
'58, Dave Allen '58. Jack Kent '58. 
and Sam Jones '58. 




Coach Ralph Townsend. Eph Ski 
Coueh. 



With llic nvsuin|)ti()ii lliis wi'ckcnd of tlic aiuiiial W'iiitci' Car- 
nival. Halpli |. Town.sciKl. ccmcli dI l)()th varsity and Ircshmcii. will [ 
lead Ihr Williams skiers aj^ainst toiiirli \jsllin,i; coMipctitioi] lor (he t 
mill slrai<;li( \cai'. Tlic (llininiitiM' iMcnhir, who rc|)lacc<l |iMi I'ar- 
kci' ill lirjll. imprcssrs oii<' at lirsl incctliiir with liis ainiahlc and 
(|iiict iiiaiiiicr, Ivxlrciiiclv iiiodcsl and iiiiassiiiiijiiir. Coach Town- 

.send does not seem the man who '. 

has won several Easlcrn U.S. and' 
National championsliips and con- 
tributed a top perforinaiu'e in the 
Winter Olympics of 1948. during 
his fifleen years of active ski com- 
pelitioii. 

Raised in Lebanon. N.H.. lie be- 
gan si-iing at the age of three and 
toolj fill advantage of the excel- 
lent facilities of tliis town which 
lias produced a number of the 
country's best throughout tlie 
Vi-ars. Assisted by the accomiilisli- 
ed teaching of his older brotliers. 
wlio were racing in llie 20's and 
early :iO's. Towii.sencl learned fast 
and soon bectime one of the bet:er 
skiers in the area. Entering his 
first meet in 1935. he was cho.sen 
captain of the Lebanon Higli 
School team for his junior and 
senior years. This paiticirlar in- 
stitution had en.|oyed piominence 
from 1921-40. during which time 
it nevei- lost either the .junior or 
senior Inteischolastic Champion- 
ships in the same year. In the 
nineteen year span it failed to win 
the .senior title only tliree times. 
Kntors tiniversity of N.II. 

Having attained Class A ratings 
ill the downhill, slalom, and cioss- 
country in his four years w^ith this 
perennially fine school team. 
Townsend entered the University 
of New Hampshire and immediate- 
ly made the varsity in his first 
year. While he was there. New 
Hampshire boasted one of tile 
strongest ski teams in the east, 
either winning, as it did in his 
fre.shman year, or finishing in the 
top three, in the Dartmouth Car- 
nival. 

War intervened in 1942 and 
Coach Townsend became a mem- 
ber of the famed Army ski troops. 
He took part in the invasions of 
Kiska in the Aleutian Islands and 
Italy, where he was wounded in 
action. Due to this injury, he was 
forced to .spend eight months re- 
covering in an army hospital be- 
fore being able to return to college 
in 194B. Coach Townsend regained 
top form quickly as ho tool; his 
second championship, the Eastern 
combined. He placed second in I hi' 
cro.ss-country in this meet, losiiv; 
out by only three .seconds. Earlier, 
in 1941. he had captured both the 
Eastern cross-country and nordic 
combined championships. 



Star In 1948 Olympics 

Having won the U.S. Eastern 
slalom and alpine combined 
championship and the National 
nordic combined championship in 
1947. Coach Townsend entered the 
tryouts for the 1948 Olympics to 
be held at St. Moritz. Switzerland. 
Emerging successful in his bid to 
make a coveted position on the 
team, he left college in the spring 
of 1947 to tiain for the top skiing 
competition in the world which 
he was to face the next February. 
In the Olympics themselves, 
wliich were dominated by the usual 
European ski powers, he was high 
scorer for the U.S. in the cross- 
country event and finished 21st 
in the combined for an excellent 
individual showing. 

The following fall Townsend re- 
turned to the University of New 
Hamp.shire where he graduated in 
See Page 5. Col. 3 



I 'III I) AY 

4:00 - Squash, var.sity and frosh. 
against 'ifale 

8:15 - Ba.sketball. Williams vs. Al- 
fred, at Lasell Gym 

9:00 - All-College Dance in the 
Student Union, featuring: Cozy 
Cole in the Upper Cla.ss Lounge; 
Johnny Mical in the frosh dining 
hall and intermi.s.sion enter- 
tainment Ijy the Honey Dream- 
ers 

SATIRDAV 

9::!0 - Downhill Ski Race on 
Thunderbolt 

I'O - S'a'oin Ski Even's on Thun- 
rie boh 

2:r0 - Virs::y :ioc>cy. Williams 
vs. Anih?rst. 

8:00 - Jazz Conce t al Ohapin 
Hall, with Spring Street Stom- • 
pers. Phinney's Favorite Five. \ 
Professional All-Stars. Middle- 
bury Dissipated Eight. and 
Bradford Taboos. | 

Carnival Queen Announcement | 

8:30 - Recreational Skiing at i 
Sheep Hill 

9:30 - Frosh Dance in Student Un- 1 
ion Rathskellar 

9:30 - Fraternity House Dances 
Psi U's and Betes at Zete House 
- -Lester Lr.nin 

Deke's at Phi Gam Hou.se — Ze- 
bras 

AD's at Kap House — Profession- 
al All-Stars 

Phi Sig's at D. Phi House— Mor- 
ris Wattstein 

Chi Psi's at DU House-Danny 
Boy Logan 

Saints at Phi Delt Hou.se — 
Pittsfield Combo 
Theta Delt.s — Arthur Jensen's 
Band 



Scintilating Schedule Features 
Skiing, Skating, Snow, Skoals 




students of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity construct their snow sculp- 
ture in preparation for Winter Carnival. 



Glee Cluh Elects New Slate of Officers; 

Smith, Wright, Leyon Fill Key Positions 



Sl'ND/VY 

9:00 - Cross-Country skiing at Sa- 
voy State Forest 

1:30 

6:00 - Banquet at the Student Un- 
ion; Presentation of awards 
trophies. 



Tuc'sdav. l''i'l). 7 - \t the conclusion ot its iiracticc toiiiij;ht, thi 
Gli'o Cliil) ck'C'ti'd Donald B. Sinitli '.57 ]iresidciit for the cominu; 
i vcar. Nick \\'rii;!it .57 was ap])ointcd inaiiancr ol the oriiaiiization. 
I .Associate Manancrs [oliii Schiniincl '58 and Larry .\lk'n '.58 will 
laid liini in liis work, liob Lcvon '58 was chosen to fill the new pos- 
ition of Piiblicitx' \Iaiiat;er. while Bill Dnille\' '.58 was ap]ioiiited 
Librarian. 

Seven Freslinieii were ap|ioiiited .Assistant Manaiiers: Bob 
C^oiild. Ho Kirschen. Ken [lanf [ack Ihland. Brad Smith. C.eortje 
L)ietz and Dick Crews. 

Previously, tlie Cdee Chih election and appoiiitnieiits were 
announced at the conclusion of the spring term. lIowe\er. in order 
to coincide with tlie elections of other collej;es. the time was chani^- 
ed to the jiresent date. 

Pifs-iilcnt'.\ Duties 

Besides the ii;eiieral su]ier\ ision, the President's duties lie in 

the social field. Ih' arranjics the \arious |iarties and dates lor the 

Ski Jump at Goodell Hollow ort^anizatioii alter its concerts. .\ nieinber ot Beta Theta Pi. Smith 

has sum;; with the Clee Club and C'ollet^c C'hoir for the |iast three 

years. He liails from Lake Forest. Illinois. 

The new manaf^er has siuifi; in the Glee Clnb and in the Octet 

: since first coming to Williamstown 

and for the past two years has 
been with the choir. In addition to 
being a member of the WCC and 
the Adelphic Union, he has played 
two years of lacrosse, and is a 
member of Zeta Psi. 

Both Associate Managers have 
been affiliate'd with the Band and 
Glee Club for the past two years. 
A member of Delta Psi and the 
WCC. Schimmel played fre.shman 
ba.sketball. track and tennis. Al- 
len belongs to the Zeta Psi Fra- 
ternity and has been a tankman 
for the past two seasons. 
Publicity Manager 

To fill an obvious need, the po- 
sition of Publicity Manager was 
created. Stepping into this new 
post. Bob Leyon. a Delta Phi. 
joined the Glee Club and Choir in 
his freshman year. Prom Wellesley 
Hills. Mass.. he is presently on the 
.swimming squad. A member of 
Delta Upsilon and the Yacht Club, 
the new Librarian. Dudley, has 
sung with the Glee Club. Choir and 
Octet for the past two years. 



''Sun Also Rises' On Carnival Queen; 
Jordan Bently To Attempt Comeback 




By .loe Albright 

Friday. Feb. 10 - Jordan Bent- 
tly. onetime holder of the Ivy 
League Winter Circuit Triple 
Ci'ovvn for eighteen year olds is 
currently staging a comeback ac- 
eoiding to reports. The ■Williams 1 ' 
Carnival Queen. Dartmouth Carni- 
val Queen, and winner of the Bet- 
ter Eastern College Award for be- i 
ing "the girl we'd mo.st like to 
spend Thanksgiving with under 
the clock at the Biltmore". had 
been retired to the Hall of Fame 
along with the Great Gatsby. after 
breaking her leg charlestoning at 
a Baltimore deb party. 

Other sources claimed that .she : 
had fled to Santo Domingo after | 
being caught wearing suede loafers ' 
at the Va.s.sar-Yale bike race. How- 
ever, she has recently returned, the 
winner of a tango fellow.ship for 
graduate work at Bennington. She 
is now married to the famous New 
■York stick-ball player. Chino Ko- 
walcixzyc. 

Kowalclxzyc 14'; Years Old 

As Mrs. Kowalcixzyc stated in in the park, and as he stood there 
an interview at the corner of Pit- ' all sweaty, with pizza stains on 

kin and Amboy. "After I got out | his chest. I sen.sed that there was WeTeft'hcr "'pract"icinrhummin"g 
of Bennett. Jr. things sort of I something about him that was .. . ^ . , ., 
quieted down". Here Mrs. Kowal- I somehow different. We spent all ^^^ ^"'"'^ ""'' '^'^ ™"'"« "P «°°^ 
cixzyc pau.sed to pick at the pa- ; that .summer working construction | ''^"^ *'"' *''''' Lady Hoffritz stil- 
chuco mark on her knee and dab i out on the Island. From the be- etto. 



flL. Av 

Jordan sunniiie: herself between 
Herbert Tarryton ads. 



sentimentally at her perspiring 
neck with the bottom of her Kron- 
ick's Rsso undershirt. "That is un- 
til I met my Chino." 



A sportier Jordan, after a sum- 
mer of working construction. 



ginning, I could see us from then 
on digging the ditches of life to- 
gether." 

Emotion got the better ot Mrs. 



""!''!.''.r" ."i":lT""'.'""?.f"''' Kowalcixzyc at this point. She had 

to stop and blow her nose. A great 
burden had been evidently lifted 



New York. Feb. 8 - The na- 
tional officers ot the Sigma Phi 
fraternity dropped all suspen- 
sion charges against its Wil- 
liams chapter for the pledging 
of two negro students. In a 
meeting here today, the na- 
tional fraternity's Standing 
■Advisory Committee said that 
its "Williams chapter has not 
now nor has it ever been sus- 
pended or expelled and that 
there Ls no present intention of 
taking such action". 



Friday, Feb. 10 - Word ha.s it 
that this is Winter Carnival Week- 
end at Williams College. Scattered 
reports received from fairly reli- 
able sources all over the country 
tend to indicate that, true t,o form, 
the world-famous winter spectacle 
is making its annual appearance. 

Scientists in Berkley. Californi- 
a. report .strange disturbances in 
Northwestern Ma.ssachu.setts: the 
Annhauser-Busch Brewing Com- 
pany of St. Louis boasts a tre- 
mendous upsurge in New England 
sales this week; College Professors 
all over the country complain of 
a piolonged day-dreaming and 
lack of attention among their fe- 
male students i particularly among 
the more attractive ones i ; high- 
way officials have turned out in 
full force to cope with the bumper- 
lo-bumper traffic mysteriously 
pouring in from all directions; 
even the Boston and Maine Rail- 
road. President Patrick B. McGin- 
nis not withstanding, delightedly 
claimed an increase in passenger 
revenue for the first time in 127 
years. 

The Early Birds 

It all began yesterday morning 
when the advance vanguard of 
the hundreds of comely beautie.-. 
of varying degrees of voluptuous- 
ness began to brighten the campus 
and its winter weary inhabitants; 
eye-catcliing entries for the snow 
sculpture contest among the fra- 
ternities along with tlie major 
masterpiece at the Student Union, 
also add to the festive atmosphere. 

The organized proceedings swing 
into high gear tonight wlien John- 
ny Mical plays for dancing In the 
Baxter Hall Freshman Dining 
room, skillfully decorated in a 
winter motif. Meanwhile. Cozy 
Cole's well-known dixieland outfit 
will be blasting downstairs in the 
upperclass Lounge. At intermis- 
sion, of course. Cozy will conduct 
one of his own stylized jam ses- 
sions followed by the famous Hon- 
ey Dreamers' smooth and spark- 
ling contribution to the fun and 
frolic. 

See Page 6, Col. 1 



SC Votes To Kill 
Baxter Hall Plan 



Friday, Feb. 10 - Last Tuesday 
night the SC voted down and 
killed the Nilsen-Yankus plan for 
fraternity members to eat in the 
freshman dining room this semes- 
ter. Though only 11 houses were 
represented at the meeting, the 
proposal was turned down by a 
safe margin. Tlie idea had been 
pa.ssed by the College Council. 

The Nilsen-Yankus plan pro- 
vided that every three weeks of 
the second semester, each house 
send five members over to eat with 
the freshmen. Throughout the 
term, this means that each house 
would have sent 25 men. 

Criticism of Plan 

The main objection that turned 
up in the SC meeting was that 
it would lead to a great deal of 
dirty rushing. Others felt that 
this effort is "too little and too 
late". 

Two other subjects came up at 
the Tuesday meeting. First. Dean 
Brooks discussed houseparty plans 
and rules. Second, the problem of 
allocating the $2200 in dirty rush- 
ing fines was again raised. The 
consensus was for giving it to 
the SAC. 



THE WILLIAMS HECOHU, SATUKDAV. FEBHUARY 11. 1956 



Sam Stud Snow Sculpture Slaying 
Solved By Silent, Snooping Sleuth 

by Joe Albright 

Tlie housepaity crowd was deeply saildeiied tonij^lit to learn of 
the traj^ic demise of VVilliains' first citizen, Sam Stiitl. Sam was the 
victim of a hizarre fire-axe and hat-pin murder. He was foiMiil at 
6:30 p.m. by one of the judgis of the snow sculpture contest, who 
had become suspicious when tlic prize-wiiininf; entry had sucldeniv 
been transformed and renamed "trainwreck". 

Ever since the late .Mr. Stud had Jane Uus.sell to his hi(j;h .scluwl 
junior prom, some people ha\e asserted that bis techni((ue was ra- 
ther smooth. He came to Williams three years aj^o on the .Miildooi. 
scholarship for indoor athletes. Since that time, he has won man\ 
brilliant campaigns in Northampton, Pouf;hkeepie, and Saratoga. 
Last year he renounced his amateur standing to accept a new post, 
assistant professor at Williams. Professor Stiul was the fir.st man 
e\er to attain |)rofessor's rank during bis sophomore year. ILs l^eld. 
natmally, is "Sex, love and marriage". 

RECORD to the Rescue 

On hearing of tlie death of "one-date Sam", the ever-alert, 
e\er-crusading KECOHD dispatched one of its 19 ace reporter.-, 
to the scene of the crime. Our reporter went straight to Sam Stud s 
bedroom. He knew what he was looking for: Sam's famous note- 
book. It was hanging in its usual place, from a string on the left 
bed-post. In tliis notebook our sleutli found the clue that cracked 
the case. Here is what he found in the notebook. 
Friday, Feb. 10 

Janey — 8:30 train in Billville. Scouting report: she is apt to 
be strong ui first (juarter, so take it slow. Powerful forward wall, 
but weak around ends and in secondary. Pass defense erratic. Al- 
ways a sucker for the scotch-and-water play. Try tlie run-pass op- 
tion and belly series. When she gets behind, her defense falls apart 
completely. 

Kitsy — 4:30 P. M. at house. Scouting report: very dangerous 
in first rounds. Has been known to cut opponents long, tleep and 
continuously. However, she tires easily and has never gone 15. 
When tired, she will try to force clinches. Has had nearly 70 fights 
without being knocked down. All preliminaries; this is her first 
main event. 

Schedule — 9:00 a.m. Training meal. Drink a cpiart of cream to 
coat stomach. Follow with two slugs of olive oil. Down two no-doz 
pills. 

9:30 — Meet Janey at train. Use grectnig 16b. Take her hags up to 
the house. WALK! Do not drive. Tell her how you hurt your arm 
skiing (Line — "I cauglit an edge in a practice run at Cortina".) 
When she offers to carry her bag, let her. 

9:59 — Take her to Phil, class. This step must be timed correctly, 
so that you will have to sprint the last 200 yards. Have questions 
])re])ared to ask instructor, in case lecture is not dull enough. Ex- 
ample, "How do the ethnic theories of Plautinus influence Schop- 
enhaur's jshilosophy of animal husbandry?" Prepare several, for 
instructors ha\e a nasty habit of giving good lectines during house- 
party. 

10:20 — By this time Janey's resistance will be mighty low. She 
has arm fatigue from carrying her 95 pound suitcase a (|uarter of 
a mile up a hill, leg fatigue from sprinting to class, and brain fa- 
tigue from the philosophy lecture. In addition, she had to get up 
at 5:00 a.m. to catch the train. Tlirough this combination, she 
ought to be sound asleep with her head on your shoulder. If so, 
poke her and whisper some sweet nothing in her ear, like, for ex- 
ample, "Didja know that Aristotle was Greece's foremost advo- 
cate of free love'?" When she goes back to sleep, poke her again. 
10:50 — Bell rings. Time to start offensive meneuvers. Start with 
the queen gambit, i.e., "if the guys in the house vote for it, would 
you mind being in the carnival queen contest?" Remember, she 
has been queen at Dartmouth for two years running, so she may 
not fall for this. 

10:59 — Ask her, "Sprechen Sie Deutsch, bitte?" If she says, "Did I 
do what this morning?" and tries to belt you, it is a good indication 
that she doesn't take German. Therefore, take her to German class. 
(Note: If she says "Ja, gewiss!", you are sacked. Cut German and 
audit Spanish 3-4.) 

11:51 — Bell has rung. The chances are Janey will have had enough 
of the higher things in life for one day. Proceed to the house, so 
as not to miss the sour hour. Down five or six sours very tpiickly. 
With any luck, she will have matched you. This will put her well 
on her way, as she has had no breakfast or lunch, and hardly any 
sleep. Concentrate on your groimd offense, but vary with long 
pa.sses. 

4:30 — This is the absolute deadline. Take her to her room to 
change. You must conserve your strength, so let her carry her bag. 
Again, your skiing injury routine. Say good night to her — variation 
3c. She will be so punchy she won t be able to tell that it really 
isn't night at all. 

5:00 — Combination of whiskey sours, two excruciatingly boring 
classes, and arm fatigue from carrying suitcase wiU tend to make 
her a little tired. Suggest, in a hyper-goodguy tone of voice that 
she take a little nap before dinner, and lend her your alarm clock. 
5:02 — Get into your car which is parked around comer and drive 
to grim gym, for another training meal. One quart cream, two 
western sandwiches and a no-doz pill. 

5:07 — Drive to house. Kitsy will be there waiting, as she got a 
ride. Start right off with the carnival queen's gambit. Previous 
tests have shown that Kitsy drinks whiskey sours at the rate of 12 
per hour, and she has been waiting since 4:30. Therefore she will 
fall for this plot, guaranteed. Follow this with a stepover toehold 
and a full-Nelson takedown. Then give her the "You are the softest" 
technie|ue, culled from "The Tender Trap". 
5:30 — Drive Kitsy down to her room, which is across the hall from 
Janey's. While Kitsy is changing, tiptoe into Janey's room and timi 
off the alarm clock. 
5:45 — Back to house. Everyone else is down in the bar drinking 
keg beer. Kitsy is allergic to same, but her love for whiskey sours 
is prodigious. Therefore, you will have but little trouble in induc- 
ing her to come up to your room where you just happen to have 
more sours. From then on, ad lib. As a matter of fact, while Kitsy 
is drinking sours, you might just as well go talk to your room-mate s 
girl. After all, he is working on the snow sculpture, and she will get 
very lonesome .... fust in case, she goes wila for technicjue 82a . . . 
• » p 

Local police are holding two girls and a man in connection 
with a brutal slaying of a Williams student. Lawyers for the three 
nreibct that they will be freed soon, on tlie grounds of justifiable 
homicide. 




FILMS IN REVIEW 



bif Tom DcLoiifi 



WALDEN 

"IT'S A DOG'S LIFE" with Edmund Gwenii, and Walt Disney's 

"MUSIC LAND" featming the music of Benny Goodman, 

Fred Waring and Frances Langford - Today 
"HOLIDAY FOR HENRIETTA" with Hildegard Neff - Sunday 

thru Tuesday 
"VIVA ZAPATA!" with Marlon Brando, and "LAURA" with Gene 

Tierney and Clifton Webb - Wednesday and Thursday 
"THE AFRICAN LION", a Walt Disney production - Friday and 

Saturday 

PARA.MOUNT, N. A. 

THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW" with Fred MacMurray, Bar- 
bara Stanwyck and Joan Bennett, and "ALIAS JOHN PRES- 
TON" with Alexander Knox and Betta St. |ohn - Todav 

'1 AM A CAMERA" with Julie Harris and Shelly Winters, and 
"SILENT FE.\R" with IVtcr .Adams and Andrea King - Sun- 
day thru Tuesday 

'FOREVER DARLING " with Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and James 
Mason, and "THEY WHO DARE" with Dick Bogarde - Wed- 
nesdav thru Saturday (Feb. 18) 

MOHAWK, N. A. 

'TWO GUN LADY" with Peggy Castle and William Talman, and 
"HELEN OF TROY" with Rossana Podesta, Jack Sernas 
and Cedric Hardwicke - Today thru Tuesdav 

'THE HOUSTON STORY" with Gene Barrv and Edward Arnold, 
and "INSIDE DETROIT" with Dennis O'Kcefe and Pat O'- 
Brien - Wednesday thru Sat.irdav (Feb. 18) 

■LAWLESS STREET" with Randolph Scott and Angela Lansbury, 
and "CROOKED WEBB" with Frank Lovejov - Sundav thru 
Tuesday (Feb. 21) 




If you like canine capers as a substitute for a carnival cutie, 
"IT'S A DOG'S LIFE" is your best bet. Based on the Richard Har- 
ding Davis story, "The Bar Sinister", it goes a long way in proving 
a dog's life has its moments of triumph, as star Wildfire of imccr- 
tain lineage wins the big hoimd show for pedigreed pujis. Al- 
though not in a class with "Lassie Come Home " and "Nly Friend 
Flicka", this flicka chalks up another entertaining vehicle for the 
animal kingdom. 



SPECIAL 
BAR SETS $3.95 

GLASSWARE 

Hi Ball - Cocktail - Beer Goblets - Cocktoil Shokers 

Strainers - Spoons 

GEORGE M. HOPKINS CO. 



Berkshire Frosted Foods, Inc. 

WHOLESALE 

FROZEN FOODS 

and 

INSTITUTIONAL FOOD ITEMS 

Pittsfleld, Mom. 



Established 1888 

Student and Home Furniture 



66 SPRING STREET 



Phont 29-R 



Williomtfown, Mots. 



THE COLLEGE RESTAURANT 

Your favorite place for BEER & PIZZA 

will be open till 2 A. M. Friday and Sat- 
urday nights — no waiting. 

and don't forget: Spaghetti with meat balls 

Ravioli 
Italian Sausage 

to mention a few Items on our Italian Menu — and of 
course you must see our regular menu — 

We serve BREAKFAST, LUNCH and DINNER 

BRING YOUR DATE 



North Adams, Massachusetts W/illiomstown, Mossochuselts 

"Entered as second-class matter November 27, 19m, at the post office ut 
North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by 
Lamb Printing Co., North Adam, Massachusetts. Published Wednesdoy and 
Soturdoy during the college year. Subscription price $5.00 per year. Record 
Office, Baxter Hall. Williamstown, 
Office Phone 72 Editor's Phone 2 j 

EDITORIAL BOARD 

Arne H. Carlson '57 Edi.ar-in-Chi,.| 

James T. Patterson, III '57 Managing Editoi . 

Jonathan L. Richords'n '57 

David J. Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editoi , 

F. Trenery Dolbear, Jr. '57 

Thomas A. DeLong '57 Feature Edilo. , 

Peter C. Fleming '57 

Stuart C. Auerboch '57 Sports Editor , 

Robert L. Fishbock '57 

Warren Clark '58 Photography Edit.., 

BUSINESS BOARD 

v*/ t/ jLi o~,u„- 'tz-i Business Monag. ' 

Warren K. McOmber jl •' ■' ^ 

Herbert M. Cole '57 , , Advertising Manager 

Peter S. Pauley '57 

Donald P. Becker '57 Circulation Manager. 

Elton B. McCouslond '57 

I D c iL, -q-i Treasur(r 

James P. Smith 57 

Junior Associate Editors: 1958 - J. Albright, R. Banks, J. Borus, S. Bunch, I 
Davis, S. Hansen, K. Hirschmon, C. Losell, H. Nichols, S. Rose, D. Sirr-. 

Editorial Stoff: 1959 - A. Donovan, W. Edgar, T. Hertel, E. Imhoff, A. Mur 
ray, J. Royhill, C. VanValin 

Staff Photographer: W. Moore 

Volume LXX Febriuuy 11, 1956 Niimbei ". 



The Williams Record 

ANNOLiNCES 

Competition 

for Freshmen and Sophomores 

meeting Wednesday, Feb 1 5th 

at 7:30 in Record office 

in Student Union 



TACONIC 
Lumber and Hardware Co. 

George W. Shryver Peter B. Schryver 

Headquarters for Quality Merchnndise Since 1 889 



LETTER TO ALL WILLIAMS STUDENTS: 

For you there is something new in town. You might coll it o 
rediscovery — The New "Y" Restaurant. Wc have redesigned our 
restaurant with on aim to please particularly you, the Williams 

student. , ,■ t a it 

We offer you a choice of either American or Italian tooa, it 
your preference is American food, wc have several delicious dinners 
and o large selection of sandwiches. II you prefer Itolion food, our 
menu includes Pizza, speghetti, grinders, and ten inch hot dogs, to 
mention a few. Of course, PIZZA is our speciolty, and we hove twelve 
different kinds — a twelve inch pizza costs as little as a dollar. 

We hove entirely redecoroted the interior of the restau- 
rant ond are sure that you will enjoy its light and pleasant at- 
mosphere. From our attractive new bar we hove beer and wine 
for you to enjoy with your dinner. The interior has been en- 
larged: we hove a new floor and a new heating ond ventilation 
system. For your enjoyment there is a shuffle-alley and a juke 
box. These changes hove been '..tudent advised and we hope that 
they will please you. 

We sincerely wish that our restaurant will become a favor- 
ite meeting ploce of Williams students ond their dates. When 
you come down, give us any suggestions that you think would 
improve the new "Y" Restaurant. 
Feb. II, 1956 

Sincerely yours, 

Eva and Don Jones 

Proprietors of the "Y" Restouront 

P. S. We ore located down by the Railroad station, and 
our hours are from 8 A. M. to 1 A. M. (12 P. M. on 
Saturdays) ond we ore closed on Sundoys. Why not 
have some PIZZAS delivered to your house? Phone 638. 




SPRAGUE ELECTRIC CO. 

Dependable Electric Components 
NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS 



For your Valentine 

Chanel, Lanvin, Guerlain Perfumes 

Valentine boxes of chocolates 

by Whitman, Cynthia, Lovell & Covel 

We will be glad to wrap and mail 

HARTS' DRUG STORE 

Phone 1383 Spring St. 



THK WILLIAMS HECOHD, SATUHDAV, FEBRUARY H, 1956 



532 Girls to Join Winter Carnival Festivities 



Betes Top Fraternities in Dates; ! 
KA, DU, Zetes, PsiU Follow; 
Entry A of Williams Heads '59 

Fridiiy, Fdy. 10 - The iiuiltitiulc of fcmiiiiiic piiltliiitiKlc, lor 
whoiii tlic Williains iiicii lia\c Lccii piiticiitlv waitiuK, arc finally 
iinailiiij; l'',|)irs campus fioiij distari^'cs fai- and wicl<'. A total of 532 
fcinalcs Iroiii as far as Cliioaj^o and as close as VVilliaiiistowii itself 
arc Hocking in to participate in the gala weekend aeti\'ities. 

liela Tlieta I'i leads all the lionses, freslnnan j^ronps and the 
Mon-atliliate i^riiiip in the innjiher of dates with '52 wonjeii conniijf 
up to enjoy tlie Winter (:ariii\al gaietv, ranj^inj^ fniin dances and 
parties to ski e\cnts and lioekev t;anies. Next in line for the inia)^- 
inarv prize anioiifi the lift<'eji honses is Delta Upsilon with 29 love- 
lies followed closely hy Psi Upsilon, Zeta I'si and Kappa Alpha, 
each with 27. No real prize was offered this honseparty, liowevcr, 
to the honse with the most dates. 

/.SO riosh 

in the Ireshnian ranks over ISO fenis will join th<' fnn with 
Lehman \V<'st and Kntry H of Sage Hall in a close race to win the 
keg of heer ofh'red to the entiy with the most dates. Lehman's 
total closely approaches the one-hnndred per cent mark, u feat 
thev aeeomplished o\'ei the lall honseparty weekend to take the 
iiri/.e then. Williams Hall and Sage Hall Loth have an even mnn- 
l)er of dates, 78. 

In the parlienlars category. Smith C:ollege, us usual, leads all 
other college or school gronps in contribution of beauties with 70. 
Skitlmore comes next along the line, sending 4(1 \assar and Mt. 
Ilolyoke come close alter Skidniore, each with around 'lo repre- 
.sentatives. Other New Kngland colleges that have contributed a 
good inmiber are Conn. College', Colby, Wheaton, Green .Moun- 
tain and Madclille. 

///g/i Sc/ido/crv I'rcsciil 

Many high school sem'ors are al.so present and many have tra\- 
eU'cl from lar lands, .\niong the schools present are Concord -Xcad- 
em\. Low lleywood. fjnma Willard and Dana Hall. Many jnmor 
Colleges are included, Brachord, Colby and Pine Manor to name 
a few. 

Of the many cities represented .some of the farthest are Akron, 
Chicago and Columbus. (Colleges out of the east tliat will be pres- 
ent among the large arra\' are Columbia. Michigan Lhu\ersity, am 
Georgetown. The larthest states are Florida and California. 



Weidi'iimnn, Linda Walton, Briarclilf 
liiilidlf. Naniy lli-lslcr, C.ncii Ml 
I Icdcriiiaii, Ann .Min])liy, Vassar 
.\ortl)n)p, Susan I'roiKT, Sjiiitli 
I'MrisJinian, Amy (>or(l(/n, .Sinnni)iis 
lA-fs, .Sitzl Krttcrinj.;, licnnett 
.Miller, Mary t;hrisiuaii, Smith 
l''(ilt/, I.fc Sulli\'an, ('4'ntenary 
llail, !■';(> tiirrrii, I.(<\V-I Icywood 
Ititli.adsoM, Dorolhy Molinrt, Sy'tusc 
IIckIkmjn. Cejic Itcnali, l);Mia ll:lll 
llal.siy, .Mary i:lli-i] (iranl, Alh<rhis 
(^)liiii. liev Sanders, Skidrnure 
.Marsliill, Islizalulli WindKitc, liiad<T 
Cidiiiaii. l''elicily VauKliiUi, Kadcliffe 
Prcndi^asl, Itijhcrta IJainlord, SIni'ns 
llMiwn. Jidie l)a\-is, Siiiitit 
'I'ailotk, Marilyn .Mt(aftin, Skidniori- 
.Moore, l.indii Hr()\Mi. I.auri'l 

LEHMAN 

LaiiiK. Siiziiimc lU-a, Cjll School 
Norris, Sail) IVi'stou. Cambridnt- 
Oickf, Kaki Bnolli, Vassal" 
Smith, Bonnie Hnsli, (^ciitinary 
Wilier, Lynn Laj^cr. lironklyii 
l-'islicT. Polly Maslat-h. Crt-cn Mt. 
Mooniiian. (jiidy Si^nsl, Mt. Ildlyiikc 
Ma>ni-, Ann A\'iTy, H'town 
I''in(lli'\ . Bcriiitc Lipscliitz, S. Law. 
Morton, Bctsi) W'liittin, Sniitli 
IMatt, Barbara Kinney, Smith 
Bowdoir", Scarlett, Vassar 
Grant, . .arian Stnrdley, St. Lawrence 
ilarris, Heina lfoilil)erK. Hunter 
W'ippcr. Carol Iliime>', Shaker Hts, 
Hoallc. Betsy Lee. Evanston 
L(mH^trclh. Barliara Biirch, Bradlord 
Collins. Jean nonovan. \It. Ilolyiikc 
Thattlier, I'enji)' Sa\Te, (jimord .AcacL 
Oews, Jane Whitehonse. Eimna W, 
lOnos, Ti'iT)' Carran, CHfcnwich Niirs. 



Hcrgcr, Phyllisi Kunnucher, Pembroke 

McC^aiisIaruI, I*at Kii.ssi-ll, Lcvin^lon 
/eiilay. Klip .Macnonald, Bratliord 
(Jariii'KI, Jmly Ndsnji, Bennett 
Batista, l)in({ Hall, Badclilie 
Kllwond, Sue McCiuire, Smith 
Snyder, Jean l*u|j[lit;s, Skidmore 
Von Stein, I'ania PilkiuKtou, ,\. Adams 
I'- vans, Hosie I'ahncr, Badclitie 
DeCainp, Cecile Clark, Smith 
Carney. Margie Mauley, Smith 
Tniyer, Sue Schleman. Beunett 
Sejmour, Alfrlcda Br<'cdinys, L' Minu. 
Craves, Snsie Bowes, Skidinore 
Cliiie, Nancy Smitli, Smith 
Krencli. Sherry Tatham, Darien 
Cri'dcn, Lamar Hkkey, Vassar 
Abiiotl, Anita Boj^dey, Mary Bnrnhum 
MiintHoiui-ry, Luc\' l*'uller, Vassar 
l-"rimi)t<'r. Jnati Tucker, Smith 
Wyckoii, Bcttie Boyd, Vassar 
Wooding, Bobbie liarriuKton. Brad. 

DELTA PSI 

OxiiartI, Nhuy Ourbin, Smith 
l'aiile>', Jane I'^ontla, Vassar 
Heilinan, Kitty Barclay, I'hiladelphia 
Schneider, Jean (Jracie, Skidmore 
Bycrl>. Bris l-'letchcr. Mt. Ilolyoke 
Carter, Aimc Cillett. Smith 
Baynslord, Sandy Wood, X'assar 
Bender, Nhircia Stirling, Wilmington 
Dew, Ka>' Bich, Nhideira School 
Clark, Crctel Tyler, Vassar 
Winnac-ker, Betsy Fullbright, B. .\Ia\vr 
Brlagden, Susan Sudani, Briarcliil 
Bonle. Jane Hoover, Ml. ilolyoke 
(winies, Jo Ann .Ma\o, Skidmore 
I'almi-do, l*att\' l-'crgnson, Br\'n Nhiwr 
Haync, Mary Ami Kecgan, i'ro\idence 
Schinunel, Betsy Stoddard, K. Willard 
Aniidoii, Bets\' Moore, Bradlord 



WILLIAMS 

Wieneke, Cathy Davies, Skjdn)t)rf 
Sa^e. Janice Smart, (MII,S 
HoycU-n, Susan tlarri.s, l-'ann'ton IIS 
Entenien, Juliana W'l'hcr, (Iliestnut H. 
Earle, Sarali I'lnplcljy, Dana Hall 
Ouhert>', ttrnokie Kirkland, Sniitl) 
OWedl, Linda .Anu-rliu^, Skidmore 
IVarl, l^auric (airrnl, \\'a'(inaiile US 
Scah'S, I'liyllis Donky, Clark U. 
Circy. .Ann I'ortcr 
Applejiati', Sue Aiuli'tson, Sniitli 
ilalehcr, Carolyn llnyd, Sniitli 
Ilcekiii, Susan I^clilond, Ijollins 
Jolinsdli, Cynthia Malioncy. SkidiiKU'' 
Siiddulli. Dianiie i'lilkr, Mt. llolynke 
I^iiiii. Joan Craven, I^asell IIS 
itndj^crs, Jill Wa^iu'r, lieiiiiett 
Itankin, Sue Mnnrni', Skidmore 
Dati^erfield, Jiiaii liiiiiiey, \'assar 
Stale, Slielley Ott, Milwaiikw 
JdiK'S. .Adele liruee. Smith 
Diuin, I'aiiily Sinitli, Cajlliy 
Cdlliy, Susan I'liiiiiiuy , l.'Ma.ss 
Lilteil, Molly Maluney, Milwaukee 
Drundoii, Milie I'^nrd, Hemiett Jr. 
Cillnrl, Cally Cailliurn, Hryii Mawr 
'lacy, Xaiiey X'eeder, Smith 
May<'r, Carol Siniaii, I*assaie 
Guy, Carol Siman, Centenary Jr. 
Alliertson, Kitty Sanerniaii, Wells 
Cooley, Nancy Keilier, Clolliy Jr. 
I'essenden, Ciiiny Keith, (ailiiy jr. 
I'ackard, Mary Jane laiimshiiry, W'ell'y 
Hearse. Janice Jaenlison, Mass. (Jen. 
Shiinkin, Hcnati' liialek, Larclniioni 
Darrow, .Mary Liv Kco^li, Vassar 
Jankey, Ann Colmaii, Wohind Park 
Hell, Sara Williams, Skidnairi' 
Hurnert, Gay Hess, Wellesloy 
Lucier, Gail Spciice, Newton 
Oeer, Anne Sucetip, Ntadera US 
Manuel, Hiinny Stone, Hradford 
Miley, Sue Nasle, New Lehancni IIS 
Reeves, Mikcl Lambert, Hadcliffe 
Tat<-iii, I'eRgy Collins, Mt. Holly IIS 
KInKsley, Mary Anderson, Smith 
Oieiii, I'atsy Doyle, St. Viiieents Ilos. 
Cram, Elspelli Maxwidl, liradhiid 
Varniim, Harhara I.ennon, Marymonnt 
Ide, Barbara Hoharp-, Mac Duffie IIS 
Wcbh, Hcvcrly Fuller, Welli 
Wallacli, Judy Kleehlatt, l-uddstoii 
ValKenti, Carol Crane, Smith 
Mnrpliy, Hetsy Sieinon, Smith 
Hardin, Mary Lou I'ralt, Shaker Ills. 
Sack, Hona Kantor, Classical IIS 
Yankiis, Gail Kowalski, L'Conn 
Bach, Giiin Doepkc, Vassar 
Zax, Gypsy Kleisliman, Vassar 
Stewart, Sue Harter, Mt. Ilolyoke 
I'ackard, Marihy Burrows, Conn Col. 
Wallace, Susan llcio\i-r. Williamst'n 
Hatcholder, Marilyn I'earce, Lasell Jr. 
Kimberly, Marion Conrow, Mt. Ily'ke 
Ilanf, Vicky Cox, Kent Place 
Goodbody, Carol Large, Wlicaton 
Lawdcn, Mary Jane Da\'is, Colby 
Stoner, Lee Saunders, Skidmore 
Willniolt, Mary Ann Hussell, Maryw'd 
Reynolds, Joan Biirdotto, Va,ssar 
Baxter, Sue Thompson, Welleslcy 
Winston, Gail Harris, Dobhs 
Secor, Mary Duncan, Conn. Col. 
Harri.son, Coy Tuss, Smith 
Davis, Glcnna Hollcrn. Conn. Col. 
Rediskc, Judy Pepper, Mnrqnettc 



SAGE 

Hart, Dale Stahermau, Skidmori' 
\'olpe, I'Vances Kenny, Qiiincy 
Tiiacb, Nancy Newton, Siuilli 
.McGown, Snzy Sniitli, Hollius 
Loekwood, Nancy Hriaiii, Harllet IIS 
I'anuiug, -Mary Lrancis, Maryland 
Itobinsnii. Noel Caseley, Middlehury 
llalligan, Harb .McConchi, Montclair 
Berkshire, Gail Beiidex, Mainorouek 
Parker, Chris Peiine\-, Hidgewood 
ninikej, Nancy Siiioller, MiddleliiuN 
Siuilll, Betsy Wells, Shipley IIS 
Henedict, Nancy Wolfe, Columbus S. 
Hoatbly, Mary Hawkins, Vassar 
Hamilton, Bunny Biibrinskny, Smith 
Biadley, Barbara LiKhUnot, Bradl'iud 
Morton, Marian Johnson, Sniitb 
Bailey, Helen Basche, Middlehury 
Oppenheimer, Mary (Jr<'oii 
Backard, Judy Nntti. Northampton S, 
Ott, Marcia Leaderer, Teachers Con. 
Myland, Ksllier Weh.ster, Vassar 
Pohuer, Judy WoM, Smith 
Brown, Kay Kernein, X'assar 
.\rend, X'irginia Wiley, Wellcsley 
Benton, Josic Heeves, Bradford 
Klein, Sunny Lexer, C^heltenham 
Baxliill, Cindy Loekwood, Conn. Col. 
Ilassh'r, Judy Wertz, Akron 
I'rcenian, Amy Kerrara, B'town 




The Spring: Street Stompers. appearing: tomorrow night in Cha- 
pin Hall. 




Johnny Mical, whose band plays 
tonight in Baxter Hall. 



Tipper, Jeanie .Mrxander, Conn. Col. 
Bawden, Dodie Stetson, Shipley 
KrosI, M.V. Sadtler, Wheaton 
King, Joan Uamagc, I'Conn 
Togneri. Casey Motchkiss, N. Canaan 
Compton, Lucy Strauk, Ilolyoke 
Tlinn, Polly Stump, Smith 
Canliis, June Auslandi-r, Emma W. 
Swift, I^orcas Brown, Smith 
Logan, Noni'c Thclecn, Loaisville 
Johns(m, Cathie Koliler, Brcarley 
Heih'iistein, Marcia Watsim, Bradford 
Haldessarini, Barbara Crocker, Vt. 
Gonianor, Bminic Gross, Pliila. 
Coleman, Sally Plielan, Colby 
Johnson. Sallic Cnrran, BU 
llibbard, Lee Gonzales, Bradford 
Holt, Joan Miller, Larchmont 
White. Pat Kny, Bnssell Sage 
Christopher, Nancy Hushins, N. Trier 
Cole, Madge Grace, Flemington HS 



PHI SIG 

Turner, C.inn\ Cromwell, .Mt. HoKukc 
Saulnier, Bonnie Sliarav, Snn'th 
Mcntzer, \'\(k\ Anderson, X'assar 
Cullis, Corinnc \'olpe, Mt. Ilolyoke 
Schnniacher, Mar\' Montgomery, \'as. 
! Pharcs, Helen Partridge, Smith 
I Gutschc. Bea Cue. Skidmore 
Borus, Bonr.v Schulnian, Smith 
Sonnenherg, Karen Heagan, S. Law. 
Alli.son, Barbara Butler. Mt. Ilolyoke 
Cliild, Jean Worthington, Bradford 
Isaacson, M\ic Maged, Skidmore 
Robinson. Helen Halpern, Skidmore 
Comer, Tootsie Saulnier. Green Mt. 
Hanpt. I']lconora Barreto, Coucher 
('cx', Martlia Jones. Skidinore 
Scliott, Su.sic Qnimby, AFB Westover 
Phillips. Linda Sehoengold, W. Sniitli 

SIG PHI 

I%d\%'ards. \ani\ Sehroeder, Brlarcliff 
(ie()rge, .■\ngca Sheffield, \\'lieaton 
Rogers. Oar>' Pearson, Wells 
Freeman. Phyllis Carlson. Ilolyoke 
Jayne, Diana Bich, Skidmore 
Lasell, Sondra Sheppard. Vassar 
Mackenzie, CJtnny de Brun, N.Y.C. 
Reid, I'au Warner, Holyoke 
Dimoii. Seotlie Barr. Holyoke 
Livingston, I'llizabeth Palmer, Well'y 
Conlan I 'ranees Garrett. Skidmore 
Wynri. N'irgtnia Lewis. Albany 
Riiey. Bally Walden. Bryn Mawr 

DELTA PHI 

Deamer. Jeanne Benner, Smith 
Gardner, Marnie Kapelson. R. Sage 
Klaette. Kalhryn Allen, WVllesley 
McCarthy. Mar\rose Santo. Finch 
Robinson, Robhi Arnold. V. nf Mich. 
Kramer, Sandy McClellen, Benn. 
Trimmer, Jane Crammer. Beaver 
Schmidt, Sand\ Ilnghes, Miehigan 
Lazier. Anna Marie Sehcry, Smith 
Synnott, Mary Robinson, Miss Porter 
Abrams. Ann Ilalperin, Vassar 
Owen, Kay Shook, Middlehury 
Robins(m, Margaret Lynch. Vassar 
Barthold. Jan Marsteller, Wells 
Leyon, Jane Brown. V. of N. H. 

PSI U 

Call. Irnia Oxiey, Philadelphia 
Young, Joan LeCiro, Bradford 
Price, Diana Brown. Bennett 
Brown, Peggy Clarke, Vassar 
Frost, Carol Pralali. Richmond 



Anderson, Betty Rowohit, Bennett 

.\utling. Sue Hunter, \'assar 
Southail. Carol Morganhnrg. Colby 
Dolbear. Martha Walsh. Skidmore 

PHI GAMMA 

Trattner. Joan Driscoll, Smith 
Dever, Nhuldie Jones, Smith 
Donner, Gretehen Sause. Skidmore 
I nil, Xorine Rile\'. Skidmore 
Wingiite, Bobbie /ink. Nortliwestern 
LeSeinr. Barbara Park. Skidmore 
Martin, Peggy Driscoll. Green Mt. 
Bratehes, Doris Lockhart, Smith 
Kimberly, Jane McKenzie, Sniitli 
Dnhroif. Jane Pemn , Skidmore 
Rooks. Paula Ilawkensim. Skidmore 
Brodie, Sally Brandegee, Wheaton 
Loinbino, June McLaughlin, Bostim 
Becde, Patsy Fleet, Wheaton 
Kelley. Pcgg\' C'ooper. Skidmore 
Williams, Ann Weiss, Colb\' 
Pohle. Kate Taykir. Skidnior<- 
Jakiibowski. Marian Brandt. Cliam'lin 
Moore. Carol Carrigau. l'. of Mich. 
Piatt. Janet Voltz. Smith 
Weinstein. C\'nthia Williams. (,)ninc>' 
Shcr. Greta \'an F,\ era, Smith 
Kowal. Demi Hawli. Colby 
Paiilin, Andi Smith. Buffalo 
Hawes, Jan Smith, Skidinore 
Watkins, Barbara Mays, Smitli 

BETA THETA PI 

Walden. Peggy Leaman, Mt. Ilolyoke 
1 lnc\ , Marcia Brown, Stephens 
Salisbury. Pat Hanrahan, N. Roehellt 
Rottiinie. Linda Jones, Northwestern 
Christ lieb. Shirley Nichols, Ve^nuln^ 
Kirkwood, PhnelH' Watkins. NP. IPoke 
MacMaster. \hircia Per<Ta. Ml. Hoke 
Guy/>tte. Sue Weisser. Potsdam STC 
Butler. Cynthia Braeketl, Smith 
Ilirsihinan, Laura Schwartz, M.W. C 
Miles. Martha Davis, Cornell 
Craig, Sherley Fekely, Norlhweslern 
Doiio\an, Sandra Krobs, Smith 
Goss, (KTinaine C^uindon. IHadcliffe 
Caplan, Mimi Denard. Smith 
Connelly. Carol Kenncy. Smith 
Young. Barbara Fisenstein, Smith 
McKean, Judy Spnfford. McGill 
Lane, Nancy Bigelow. Mt. Ilolyoke 
Anderson. Pat Thomas, Bradford JC 
Davis, Peg Dawson, Vassar 
Myers. Badiara Barth. Northwestern 
Attiyeh. Marion Parsons. N. Roehelle 
Snyder, Gwen Waite, Vermont 
Fleming. Ann Brooks, Smith 



Smith, Shelia Burns, Vassar 
I Scott, Linda Mayer, Mt. Ilolyoke 
t S(|uires, Mary Dawson, Colby J(' 
I Morse, Jan Court, Mt. Ilolyoke 
I Owen, Fran Chambers, Mt. Holyoke 

ZETA PSI 

Noble, Sarah Coll)ert, Bennington 
Skmaker, Ann -Morgan, Wells 
Wright, Ann Wright, Wouster 
Beall, Sue Smith, Sweetbriar 
Allen, \ancy Eastham, Mt. Holyoke 
Loevy, Lee Dauseh, Conn. College 
Irvine, Penny Waterman, Bennington 
Fischer, Susan Brothers, Mt. Union 
Willis, Pat Pars<ms. Welleslcy 
Braddock, Adele Bruce, Smith 
lirown, Be\erl>' McGuire, Slonehil! 
Drnkker, Sherry Musselman, Bennett 
.Armstrong, C.inger Limditig. Smith 
Plum, Anita Bleecker, Bradford 
Erickson, .Mary Holmes, Smith 
Lauder, Ursula Rippcl, Bennington 
Moore, Ann Maples, Smith 
Banta, Barbara Daiii, Bennington 
Daile>', Eleanor Brown, American A. 
Ward, Susan Hill, Welleslcy 
Preston, Jean Holniuii, Swarthmore 
Carl Smith. Cathy Coiighlin, Alia-rtus 
Atwcll, Ann Faires, Skidmore 
Malnic, Sarah Southern, Bennington 
Makepeace. Ellie Hagenian, N. Y. 
Karol, Cici Clarke, Smitli 
Puccinelli, Isabel Gill, Mary W. Col, 

DKE 

N'erslappcii, Jeanette Townsend, C'tii 
Chapman. Sally Pntnain, Bennett JC 
Doneette. Sally Shafer, North Adams 
, Swain, Pat Sarran, UC(Hiii 
Howell. Judy Wilson, Mamaroneck 
I Bossi, Jill Daniels, Wlu'aton 
■ Hanan, Bebe Waltcm. Benn<'tt JC 
La Slielle, Jackie Delles, New York 
[ Spaethe, Mary Jarinan, Adelphi 
Ginn, Rosianna Celocioni. Brooklyn 
j Kane, Bobhi Horton, Enniia Willard 
I Pope, Lucille Barrett, Whc-clock 
' Hochberg, Arlenc Annon, (^)lb\' Jr. 
, Salmon. C\'iic\ Marcli. Ohio STC 

THETA DELTA CHI 

Dow, Sue Lowell, W Michigan 
Potter, Ginger Clark, Skidmore 
Young, Pal Currie, Philadelphia 
Lo\e, Sue Nccley, Smith 
Hansell, Elaine Aaron, Smith 
Harter, Alix Paselien, Mt. Holyoke 
Albriglit. Ann Dod.son, Skidmore 
Schultz. Sally .Xnimcrnian, Buffalo 
Morganstern, Carol I'ulirer. Conn. C. 
Watson, Diane Kkhohii, Finch Col. 
Gilinan, fhlen Kiekhaefer, Florida 
Barasch, Barbara C^rossnum, Bard C. 
Marcus, Rlioda Mermelstein. Barnard 
Potter, Patty Petrie, Scarsdale 

, Zeekhausen, Barbara Tarbell, Ml. H'ko 
McNaugliton, Sue Connelly, Vermont 
Ilnghes, SalK Brewer. Vassiir 
Sprouse, Frances Bussell, Vermont 

i Fradkin, Cynthia Powell, Sweetbriar 

I Mcrselis, Pat Williams, Colby Jr. 

I Chabnt, Madge Stoner, Smith 

I Click. Ronnie Smith, Smith 

! Talmadge, Marcia Salaiiione. Br. &; S. 

I Laiigner, Nan l'"etter. I'VieiKPs C'en. 

ALPHA DELTA PHI 

Robinscm, Lynn Stanley, Pine Nhmor 
Treiittner, Jo Botliman, Skidmore 
Poole. Peggy Palmer, llollins 



Sidles, Ann Stebbins, Smith 
Shipley, Judy Lyman, Skidmore 
Potter, Bett> O'Brien. Trinit>- 
Pritchard. Pat M(<iaffery, Marymonnt 
Bowers, Sandra Smith, Swanipseott 
Appleford, MolI\' Olson, Vermont 
Stevens, Ann Shepard, St. Law. U. 
Welles. Pats\- Cook. Vassar 
Smythe, Ginny Knight. Smith 
Leinbach, Nat Cavallo, E. Airlines JC 
Knight, Elise Robinson. Briarclilf 
Schoeller. Pain Hill. Smith 
.McLean, Betty Garnier, Marxtnount 
Mabie, Barbara Thome, Michigan 
Smith. Dica Stoddard, Wheaton 
Bradley, Carroll Benton. Miami 
Sims. Beliby Williams. Bradford 
Mnrdock, Jud>' Esty, \'assar 
Lombard, Debby Pierce, Briareliff 




CHI PSI 

Dayton, Gracia I'arkhill, Skidinore 
Moltur. Libby Huinrcich, Skidmore 
'I'lierk, Barbie Lewis. California 
Moxley, Judy Atwood, Vassar 
Skisson, Adrienne Wilkes, New York 
.McLanib, Ginny Siielson, .Skidmore 
Purccll, Harriet Dansard, Providence 
Patterson, Huth I'Vencb, Hussell Sage 
Perrott, Barbara Jinics, Briareliff 
Carlsini, Helen I''lalierty, New York 
Kray, Bevie Parsons, Bennett 
Furgneson, Janet Klalii\e, Marymonnt 
Ports, Jane Miller, Suiilli 
llilliard, Noel Patock, Skidmore 
Hoss, Barbara Burdick, Veriuoiit 
Vare, .Marion Hutlle, Lasell JC 
Diinlich, Triky Quay, Wells 
Clark, Hanny Jacobs, Caihiiiibia 
Connolly, Sally Hardy, .Mt. Holyoke 
Tips, Sharon Wliitiuorc, W^-lls 
Wilcox, .M. P. Cameron, Mt. Ilolyoke 
Carlwright, Sarah Slmieniau, O. State 
llntchins, Sharon Sanders, Briareliff 
Birgandahl, Beruiee Aldrich, C. Mt. 
Kiiufmami, Barbara Stevenson, (iibbs 
Ua\ie, Pegg>' Watson, Wheaton 

DELTA UPSILON 

Kerr, Susie Dee. Dejiauw I'. 
Iverson, Shelly Kollelt, Conn. Col. 
Suddiith, Mary Hobinson, Hochester 
Searls, And)' Brown, Skidmore 
Baker, Jean Woolverlon, Northwest. 
Hurkness, Toni Murphy, Welleslcy 
\'an Hoven, Bee Ivany. Skidmore 
Norton, Patt Patterson, Smith 
Leonard, Sue Steiger, Smith 
Yankus, Jody Slialtuck, St. Lawrence 
Patterson, Hope WilkiiiMin, N'assar 
Dudley, Karen Kennedy, Wellcsley 
Morse, Karen Olson, Vassar 
\'an \'erst, Sandra Goodciiild, Chicago 
Mauritz, Betty Gaines, Smith 
Taylor. Jackie Jenks, Pine Manor 
Clifford, Gail Wheeler, Skidmore 
Greeley, Sally Wittekcr. Smith 
Lundtpiist, Carol Brown, Skidniori' 
Boyd, Sue Cerf. Colby Jr. 
.•\asi'. Sue Ilalvorson. Colby Jr. 
Martin, Gail Willeulircak, Bradford 
Connolly, Woody Perry, Montclair 
Wilsim, Phyllis Longshore, Skidmore 
Talbain, Mary llolahan, Darien Conn. 
Deane, Jane Chainljcrlin, Smith 
Paterson, Anitra Wescott, Boston 
Tobcy, Bev Nilsoii, Chicago 
Tliayer, Maggy May, Bennett JC 

PHI DELT 

Ilewsoii, Sandra Joyce, Madison 
Bowes, Polly Cochran, Bennett 
Piatt, Deedee Simmons, Briareliff 
Maxwell, Anne Cliarlcs, Mt. Holyoke 
McGinnis, Maripii'l Pcltit, B'town 
Shields, Ann Blackburn, Skidmore 
Coiiicy, Cynthia Nonro, Hadcliffe 
Morrison, Mimi McEwen, S. Law. 
Lincoln, Hence Ilerinos. Smith 
Worrest, Ginny Pcplaw, Vt. Jr. 
Dew, Anne Hovell, Skidmore 
Crosley, Genie Griswcikl 
Graliam, .\une Chase. Dwight 
Boissier, Frances Powell, Smith 
Baitlclt, Mary Alice Child, Duke 
Hideout, Patricia Wyman, Green Mt. 
Townc. Carrie O'Neil, Elmira 
Williams, Mary Ann Filson, Pembroke 
Malcolm, Nancy Ann Gopel, Wooster 
McLennan, Nancy Blcnker, Smith 
Miller, Pat Dornish, \\'helock 
Miiir. -Anil Hichuiond 

KAPPA ALPHA 

Sokoloff, Laura Maslow, Hadcliffe 
Cninmings, Ellic Pavlo, Vassar 
Dewey, Martha Sperry , Simmons 
Martin. Fill)' Beyniilds. Mauhattanville 
Anderson, Betsey Elsemore. Dana Hall 
Pierce, Judie Feldon, K. Gibbs 
Maiick, Murgy Post. Vassar 
Marr, Sandy Simpson, RI Sell, Design 
Cook, Sandy Wells, Bradford JC 
Donner, Betsey Street. Tufts 
Barton, Judy Cohen, Bi'iininglim 
Getmaii, Barbara Hill, Smith 
Grossman, Bev Beatsoo, Skidmore 
Coatcs, Julie Wilson, Bradhird JC 
Kingsbury, Clare Hussell. Skidmore 
Lockhart, Cindy Moore, Fairfield 
Higby, Penny Mnller. Welleslcy 
.\le\aiider, Barbie \'oss, Bradford 
Burbank, Patty Mac.Arthur, \'assar 
Fkiod, Sally Elliot, Bradford JC 
Becker, Nancy Penficld, Bradford JC 
I.,esher. Lisa Miller, Smith 
Beebe, Hattic Burroughs, Smith 
Saunders, Michael Moore, Vassar 
Beamish, Jane Roberts, Skidinore 
Exline, Ann Lapey, Bradford JC 
Mann, Nancy Breckwoldt, K. Gibbs 

NON-AFFILIATES 

Leilxjwitz, Helen Vafa, Brandeis 
Levenslein, Caroline Miller, S. Law. 
Wilson. Janet Jacobs. Penn 
Reeves. Mar>" Sigsby. Skidmore 
Gottisnian, Mary Alyce, Smith 
Parmar. Janet King, Smith 
Johnson. Dinny Tilt. Vassar 
] Langniaid, Ann Martin. Middlehury 
j Petropolis, Despine Coulis, Smith 
j Byrdy. Paula Coughlin. Smith 
I Kaplan, Rollie Grcenberg, BTdyn Col. 



THE WILI.IAMS HIX'OHD, SATUHDAY. FEBHUAHY il, 1956 




1)1/ Sill Aiifrhacli 
Tliis weekciul iiiiuks a tiiiii' in tlif Wiiliams sporliiij^ scene 
wlii'ii skiiiij;, iioiinally a partitipatioii activity lor inaiiv Kphinen, 
Ih'coiiic's a spectator sport for students and (lieir dates. 'Vhv l)est 
eollef^iate skiers in the nation will i;o schussinn down Ml. (key- 
lock's spceily Tliuiideibolt Trail, juinpinf^ off tlu- (ioodall Hollow 
platform, and racing thron^li nine miles ot Savoy State forest. 
These sports, especially tlie spectacular jnnipinn Sunday mornini;, 
should draw a lar^e crowd ol viewers willing to brave the cold in 
orilcr to vicarionslv nain the thrills of spei'dint; down the licach- 
erous trails. 

Many top skiers will ))rov ide action and excitement for those 
willins^ to net up early enough Saturday inorning to hike up tiie 
Tliunderholt trail. Uovyevi'r, the absence of one skier is as nevvs- 
vv'orthv as the presence of all the rest, lie is t.'hico li;aya, a Dart- 
month student who has just returned from (^)rtina, Italy, where 
he represented his country, japan, in the Winter Olympic Cliuiies 
just completed. Igaya finishi'd second in the Olympic slalom eyent 
and would have been a suri' favorite to run away vyith that race 
here. Unfortiniately, studies came first. C.'hico is Hiving up this 
weekend of skiing in order to take niake-u|) e.\ams at Dartmouth. 

In trying to predict the vyinner of the (larnival, a cohunuist 
can not go too far out on a limb. Year in and year out, three schools, 
Dartmouth, Middleburv ami New Hampshire, dominate the conr 
petition. The Williams' carnival should duplicate last vyeek's close 
race between fJartmonth and Mitldlebury at the Dartmouth Clar- 
nival. Less than a ])oint separated the two teams at the close of 
competition as Dartmouth won its own meet. This weekend should 
prove to be about as close. ' 

In rcyievying the snimnaries of the Dartmouth nn'ct, one fact; 
stands out above all. Dartmouth, vyith a levy outstanding skiers, 
dominates tlu- first place position in most events. Hut MicUUebiu'y, 
])icks up its points by gaining a great 
eyeii though he didn t vyin any 
walked off vyith the Skimeistcr 



Purple Sextet Underdogs Tomorrow; 
Ephmen Seek 2l8t Victory in Series 




The Williams varsity hockey team that will face Amherst to- 
morrow oil the Collegre rink. 



Ski Terms in Use Tomorrow 



vyith a well balanced elnl 
many lower ]olaces. Vor exampk 
event, Middlebury's |ack Ucatti 



avvi 



ud as the best all-around ski( 



till' tournament. 



Egil Stiginn, a native of Norway, leads the Creeu skiers. He 
won tlu' Slalom at tlu' Dartmouth Carnival. I'ete fCirby, a h)rnier 
Canadian f''IS team member, is another man to watch along vyith 
Dave llarvyood, an ace .\lpine skier, llarwood took high places 
in both the slalom and dovynhill races at Dartmouth. |ohn Seely, a 
VVilliamstovyn resident, is a leading cross-country man. 

Middlebury aces include lieattie, an all-around man; Erauk 
Jlnrt, an I'xcelient .Mpine and cross country runner; and Norm 
Cunimings, a jumper. Cmnmings attended the Olympic jumping 
trials. Leader of the New Hampshire club is |on Hiisnaes. ;i Nor- 
wegian vyho vyor] the Dartmouth Nordic Combined event. Dick 
Eield and l^ick Osgood, two men who vyeri invited to tlu' Olym- 
pic trials, also will ski lor Nevy Hampshire. Briefly, tlu'se are the 
men and teams to vyatch over the weekend. 

Perhaps it is unpatriotic not to mention Williams once in this 
column, but their chances ot vyimiing the meet or an eyent are 
almost nil. However, don't count the tsphmen short. Haying re- 
gained their Class A ranking last year, they arc shovyiiig up well 
;igainst .some of the best collegiate skiers in the east. The team was 
hurt by the loss of eajitain Pete Clark because of a broken shoulder 
blade. Clark was an ex|H'riencetl Alpine skier. 



Friday, Feb. 12 - Here is a bIos- 
sary of ski terras and evonts tluit 
may cause confusion vvlien watch- 
InB or reading about tomorrovi's 
meet. 

Six events count for points in a 
slci meet. Tliey are the downhill 
race, the slalom, the alpine-com- 
bined, the jump, the cross-country 
race, and the no: die-combined. 
PollowinB is an explanation of 
the events: 

Alpine: Tlie downhill and slalom 
events. So called because this type 
of skiing originated in the Alps. 
Besides being awarded points for 
finishing high in the individual 
downhill and slalom races, skiers 
get points in the alpine-combined. 
The winner of this is tlie best in 
both events, although he does not 
have to win either. 



upliills, rough terrain and tricky 
downhills witli few flat spots. The 
Williams course is known as a 
rough test of a skier's endurance. 
The race must begin and end at 
the same area to insure the same 
number of uphills as downhills. 

Jump: Scored on a combination 
ot distance and jumping form. The 
competitor is Judged on the steadi- 
ness ot flight and smoothne,ss of 
landing. 

Skimeister: The best all-around 
skier. He gains the most total 
points in all events and is the 
most respected by all the other 
skiers. 

Schuss: A straight, steep ulope. 



/;(/ Kcariicii llihliiiiil 
Erid:iv, l''eb, 10 - .\lter considering the teams' records, hockey 
iii:icli Hill Mct'orniick chmned th;il both the varsity and licshman 
scpiiids will enter tomorrow's g;iines :rs the "underdog". MeCoiiniek 
went on to s;iy tlnit tr:idition actuallv m:ikes the g:ime :i toss-up. 

Carrying:! '5-1 record, the Purple I'neksters seek their twenty- 
first win ;ig:uust thirt<'en losses :uid two lies in this lr:idilioniil rival- 
ry, which origin;ded in 1909. The Ephnieu have subdued M. I. T., 
Hamilton :ual Ari]iv, while losing to Providence, \liddlci)nrv. 
Princeton and H. P. I. The jells b(i:ist :i (-2 record. li:iving beaten 

,- Bowdoin, U. Mass., M.I.T., and 

Colby, and losing to Middlebury 
and Army. 

Willi the experience of Cana- 
dian prep .scliool hockey, soplio- 
more center Dave Cook will pro- 
bably lead tlie Williams' attack 
Cook is flanked by veteran line- 
men Doug Poole :md Dick Flood 
Captain Bob Belliune. Bob Lein- 
bach, and center lOick Oallun 
compo.se the alternate line. 

Minne.sotians John Holman and 
Rick Dri.scoU will start at defense 
with Howie Patterson and George 
Welles in relief. Star goalie Dick 
Miur will defend the Williams' 
nets. In his brilliant performance 
of last week against R.P.I. . Marr 
proved liimself to be one of the 
Ea-st's finest goalies. 

The Lord Jeffs will be sparked 
by Stringer, a hard-shooting cen- 
ter, and Sylvester. 

Following the varsity game, the 
fresliman sextet will take the 
Ics' against Anilierst. After tlieir 
3-2 less to Clioate, the frosli liave 
been improving steadily and .sliow- 
ing more liustle. 

Mik;' a:ant. Sam Parkhill and 
I Woody Burgert eonipase a hard- 
hf' liittlng first line with .scoring 
punch. Bob Lowden lieads the 
second line with Lairy Pratt and 
Dick Kyle. Hard-checking Tom 
Piper and Jack Dietz will start 
at defen.se, being relieved by BUI 
Taylor and Pim Goodbody. Pete 
Guy will start in the goal for the 
Ephs. 



Squashmen Face 
Yale Team Today 



Friday, Feb. 10 - The Williams 
squash team will play host to a 
strong Yale .squad in Lasell Gym 
tomorrow afternoon at 4. 

Yale will be led by Captain War- 
ren Zimmerman and Ned Vare. 
playing in the number one and two 
spots respectively. Tlie Elis liave 
defeated Amherst and Adelplii. 
while losing a close decision to 
Army in their last match. Wil- 
liams will carry a 2-3 record into 
the contest, liaving defeated Trin- 
ity and M.I.T. , before losing to 
Army, Princeton, and Navy. 
Coach Chaffee will call on Ollie 
Stafford and co-captain Scott v 
Wood to oppose Zinimerniiin and 
Vare. while the rest ot tlie line-up 
will be determined by inter.squad 
matches this week. 

The frosh squasli ti':mi will meet 
a very strong Yale frosh team i;i a 
preliminary contest. The Williams 
tro.sh have diopped both of their 
matdies tliis season, to Cliiia 
Deerfield. Ernie Fleischman and 
Chris Shaffer liave been outstand- 
ing for the Eplis. wlio have been 
handicapped by lack of "xperi- 
ence. 

On Wednesday, February 15. tlie 
varsity will journey to Hanover. 
N.H„ to meet the Dartmouth nine. 



\ great deal of the tlaniks for the success of the 
.should go to C^harles T. Cibson .57, chairman of the ski meet. C.i\ 
son has 170 volunteers working under him to put the carnival to- 
gether. He has been working for months and from this vantage 
point, it looks as if this will be the best managed carnival vet. 

Racing Trail Provides Test for Skiers; 

Mt. Greylock Run Has Class A Ranking 



Nordic: The jump and cross- ■ 
country events. So called because ! 
this type of skiing originated in i 
1 Norway and the Scandinavian 
I countries. The nordic combined is 
carnival (scored the .same way as the alpine i 
combined. 



Saturday. Feb. U - Competitors 
in today's downhill and slalom 
races will be running on one of 
the four best racing trails in the 
East. 

Mt. Greylock's Thunderbolt 
trail is known throughout the area 
as a nightmare for speed skiers. 
It is the fastest and most danger- 
ous trail that college teams will 
race this year. Along with three 
other Eastern racing trails, it has 
been given a Class A ranking. Ski- 
ers have been timed averaging over 
60 miles per hour over its rough 
course. 

One feature of the Thunderbolt 
trail is the great variety of its 
slope. It ranges from long, steep 
portions where the skiers must 
keep full control of themselves 
while .schussing down at great 
speed to bumpy traverses of fairly 
level ground. All this as the trail 
curves down the side of Mt. Grey- 
lock, the highest peak in Massa- 
chusetts, 

The "Needle's Eye" provides an 
exceptionally tough test for the 
skier. It is a narrow, sharp corner 
with a reversed bank. The trail 
turns to the right while the hill 
slopes to the left, making it easy 



Downhill Race: Run against the 
clock downhill and involves con- 
trol while moving at a high speed. 

.Slalom: A race against time 
through gates, which are flags 

set in pairs. It emphasizes speed 

and control. Points are taken off 
for the competitor to run off the i ^^ j^^ ,^,j.,. j^j,, j„ g„ through the 
trail into the woods. g^j^ ^^^ ^^^g^.^ j, ^^ penalty it the 

shoulder knocks down a flag as i 
Midway on the trail is the "Hell 
Dive", a long schu.ss which slopes '°"S as the feet pass through. A 
on a 30 degree angle. Great speed skier is disqualified If he misses a , 
is reached on this portion ot the gate entirely, 
trail which makes the bottom! 

bumpy portion extremely danger- j Cross-Country : Nme grueling 
ous. This IS a good vantage point I ""'les of racing through the Savoy , 
for most of the race. State Forest which features stiff I 



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A Campus-to-Career Case History 




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I take a job from scratch' 



The Air Force inlroiliiced Forrest I. 
Ilursl to CdMiinuriicalioiis. In l%.'i he 
was Coniinunicalions OHiccr at Lowry 
Air Force Base near Denver, (^ilorado, 
lie was |)arli;:lly responsilile for the com- 
riniiiications selup of llie President's 
"Sinnnier While Ihiu^ie," and in this 
assif;rmient he niel nienihers of the local 
Bell leleiihonc coiniiaiiy. 

"The lele|>hi)iie people I inel." says 
Forrest, "were always helpful. I con- 
sidered lliem the experts. They gave a 
very good inipre-^'^ioM of the Hell System. 
So three months hefiire I was discharged 
1 wrote to Indiana Bell for an interview, 
and suhBe(|uenlly I was hired as a 
Student Engineer." 

Today Forrosl is hi Indiana Bell's 
Engineering Deiiartinent, working with 



carrier fnrilities— the means hy which a 
in:nilM'r of telephone calls can he sent 
sinnillaneously over (Jiie circuit. 

Forrest is given the hasie circnil and 
equipment recpiirenieiits for a joh. "My 
hoss farms il (ait l<> me," Forrest says, 
"and I take il from scratch, " Forrest 
does the complete engineering joh, lie 
writes the speeiliratioiis. inehiding wir- 
ing plans and the list of eipiipinent for 
the j(di. Then the installers lake over. 

"I really feel that I'm conti iluiting 
to the Iclcphoiie hnsiiiess." l''orrcst says. 
"My wife docs too. When we're in the 
car we get a kick out of driving hy a 
joh thai I engineered. Nothing can com- 
pare with a career In a hnsiness that's 



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Perfect Conditions Highlight Opening of Carnival Ski Meet 



Purple Basketball Team Loses 
To Springfield Five in Contest 
Marred By Hot - Tempered Play 

/)(/ liiini/ lloll 'r-iil 

VVcdiicsdiiv, Vvh. 8 - Tlic Maroon ami Wliitc ol S|)iiii>;ticl(l 
College (Iclcatrd llic Williams baskclhall tcaiii 7-l-0:5 tonight in 
tlic La.scll (JyniMasiniii in one ol tlic wildest vjajncs ol the season. 
Tlu^ game was inaired hy hot-leinpered play with iiunieroiis lonls 
called on both sides. 

A se! shot by I'lph h)rward Hoi) Hiiss put the I'liiplc team a- 
head 2-0 In the opeiiiMi; rniinite ol play; howe\ci', this was the only 
time that the home team held the lead as Sprinfffield's shootiiii; 
led l)y I'aul do-all and Hon Clark i^asc the Maroons a 20-17 ad- 
\'antaije at the (piarter. 

Hprin^jwld Lends ill Half 

Baskets by .\ndy Santos and Walt Shipley early iji the seeond 
period put the I'phs within one point ol the \isitors hut the home 
team was unable to get the needed basket to gisc them the lead. 
In the linal miimtes ol the ball, Wally Jensen bronght Williams 
within one poirit ol the Maioons again but iiilk of Springfield 
dropped in a set shot and a IVee throw to make the score at the in- 
termission, .'38-.'3-l in his'or of the yisitors. 

The lirst hall saw a lot ol rough pla\'ing inchiding a scrap 
between Williams |)layi'r Wally Jensen and Hot] Clark ol Sjuing- 
field. .As a result ol heated play on the part of both s(|uads, a 
great number of fouls were called dining the closing niirjutes of 
the ball with the reh'rees trying to keep the gamc> under control. 
The \ isitois held the lead at the half mainly because of tlieir tight 
zone delense which Williams was unable to penetrate. 
i'.phs I'lv.ss Vi.siliirs 

'I'he third (|uaiter saw the Kphs constantly press the visitors 
lor the lead; howe\cr, the .\biroons managed to hold their four 
point rn;ugin. (Joing into the final (|u;nter on the short end ol a 
52--1S score, consecutive two-pointers b\' buss ;md |ensen brought 
the home s<|uad to within two points ol the .Maroons with lour 
minutes ol |)lay lelt. To the dismay ol the noisy crowd, tiie Kplis 
lell ;ip;ut in the closing minutes and with C^oach Shaw's second 
string pla\ing out the clock, Springlield coasted to ;i 74-ft'3 \ietory 
to ;i\('nge hist \'e;u' s dele;it by Williams. 

Iligli scorer ol the game was Chnk ol Springlii'ld with 22 
points, lollowed b\' Jensen ol Williams with IH. All ol the yisitors' 
scoring was doni' by Coach Bunn's stinting live. Little ,\n(ly Santos 
pla\<'d snperbK' lor the hoine team and recei\ed a standing o\a- 
tion when reini\ed Iroiu the game. The chiel dillerence between 
the two .Massachusetts teams w;is their shooting percentages. The 
wiimers shot for a poor 39 per cent but Williams bit for an eyen 
poorer 34 per cent with fh<' home team missing niaiiv yital free 
throws. 



Townsend Former Olympic Ace 

1940 ;ilter captaining the ski team in his last year. During that year 
he tia\clled out to .Seattle where he won the National uordic com- 
bined ehampionship loi the second time. Alter graduating witli 
his ,\. H. degree, Townsend returned for one more year to work lor 
his Master's degree in Biology, which he receiyed belore being 
t;dled to Williams. Before leaving lo|- Williamstown in September 
of 19.50, he was ;i member of the U. S team which competed In the 
!•'. I. S, World Ski (,'liampionsbips at Bumford, Me. 
C.iiiiclicn yi/)/i.v to "A" lidliiif^s 

In bis first season as Williams coach, Town.send's tireless el- 
forts and steady interest brought his team a victory in the Class B 
(;liampionships at Lydonyille, Vt. Ciordon .McWilliams captained 
the Lpbs. The 19.5l-.j2 season saw Williams again win the Class B 
but also the s(|u;id gained a Class A rating. Tliis team was led by 
(Japlain Neddie (iollins. who was the best skier Townsend has as 
yet coached in the downhill slalom. (Collins could beat such stars 
as Daitmouth's B;ilph Miller. 

In l9.52-.>3 Townsend coached his team to a strong lourth 
place finish in (Jla.ss .\ with New Hampshire placing third by only 
.03 of a point. (;aptain Bob 'Tucker, outstanding in the cross-coun- 
ti\', led this powerlnl s<|uatl. 'The next season saw the Ephs lose 
tbeii- Class A standing by placing ninth inider Captain Joe Foote, 
another fine cross-country skier. Town.send's team regained its A 
rating last year paced by Captain (George Olmstead and Bill Prime 
in the jump. 

Ephs, Alfred Open Cage Rivalry 
In Big Houseparty Battle Tonight 



Friday, Feb. 10 - In the 1956 
Winter Carnival's first athletic 
contest. Coach Al Shaw's Purple 
quintet will talce the floor auainst 
the Alfred College Saxons, Satur- 
day at 8:15 p.m. This will marl: 
the first time Williams and Alfred 
have met on a basketball court. 

The Saxons boast a five and 
five won-lost record but four of 
their five wins have come In away 
games. In addition to their vic- 
tories, the Saxons have lost two 
games by very slim margins. The 
University of Buffalo, usually a 
national basketball power, eked out 
only a two-point decision over the 



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Alfred cagers, and Colgate was 
lucky to do the same. 

Scoring Punch 

Millard Evak, a 6' 4" forward, 
who returned to college for his 
senior year following military ser- 
vice, is Alfred's biggest scoring 
threat. He holds nearly all of the 
school's scoring records, many of 
which were formerly held by 6' 7" 
Bob Corwln, who still plays center. 
John McNamara, the other for- 
ward, also consistently scores In 
double figures. As a team, the 
high scoring Saxons have averaged 
70.2 points per game to their op- 
ponents 68. 

On February 14, the Ephmen 
will journey to R.P.I. The Engin- 
eers play many of the same teams 
that Alfred plays, and have been 
hovering around the .500 mark all 
sea-son. Captain Bob Pagano leads 
Rensselaer's well balanced offense. 

After losing to Middlebury, the 
Williams team edged out a strong 
New York Athletic Club aggrega- 
tion, 92-89, on Feb. 1. Buss and 
Jensen were high scorers for the 
evening. In its contest with the 
Coast Guard Academy, Jensen 
starred again by netting 30 points, 
and the Eph five took the game 
by a comfortable 89-73 margin. 

Last Wednesday in the Lasell 
Gymnasium, Williams dropped its 
fourth game of the campaign in a 
sloppy contest with Springfield 
College, 



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HAIRCUTS 

WILLIAMS 

MEN 

KNOW 

IT'S . . . 



Dartmouth, Middlebury Favorites 
To Repeat Last Week's Showing 

l)t/ Dave Siiiia 
l''riday, Keb. 10 - Widi a snowfall this week on top of the prev- 
ious eighteen inches of snow, ideal conditions should be present 
at the start of the fy.5(j Williams (Janiival Ski meet tomorrow morn- 
ing at 9:30. Seven teams, Dartmouth, .Middlebury, University of 
New Hampshire, Vale, Harvard, U. of .Mass, and Williams will 
compete', with .Amherst dropping out because of the injury ol 'key' 
members of the team. Preparation of die trails has been going on 

Osince this fall, and the Williams 

Outing Club, along with the ski 







}%J^^^ awnwoonr 



Pete Kirby, Dartmouth captain, 
who is expected to star for his 
team. 




,lon Kiisnejs Norweg-ian star for 
New Hampshire, who won the 
jump and nordic combined at the 
Dartmouth Carnival last week. 



Busses to Transport 

Fans to Ski Events 



Friday, Feb. 10 - The WOC 
has provided free transporta- 
tion to this weekend's ski e- 
vents for any interested spec- 
tators. Busses will leave from 
the steps of Chapln Hall at 9 
o'clock Saturday morning for 
the downhill racing on the 
Thunderbolt Trail; at 1 o'clock 
Saturday afternoon for the sla- 
lom, also on the Tliunderbolt; 
and on Sunday at one, if any- 
one has enough energy after 
Saturday night festivities to 
watch the jumping at Godell 
Hollow, 



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squad, have put the slopes in fine 
condition. Williams Coach Ralph 
Townsend commented that "This 
year we have, because of careful 
organization and a bit of luck, the 
best conditions In many years for 
a Williams Carnival Ski Meet". 

The weekend .skiing schedule 
will lake place both Saturday and 
Sunday, with the downhill at 9:30 
and the slalom at 1:30 tomorrow 
on Thunderbolt Trail. The events 
Sunday will be the Cross-country 
at 9 in Savoy State Forest, and 
the jumping at Goodell Hollow, 
South Williamstown, at 1:30. 
Dartmouth, Middlebury 
^ Continue Rivalry 

Dartmouth skiers, who edged 
Middlebury by one-benth of a 
point last week at the Hanover 
Carnival, will battle it out again 
this weekend with the Panthers. 
Coach Walt Prager's Big Green 
entries include Captain Pete Kirby, 
Class A rated skier, who finished 
seventh In the NCAA slalom last 
year and managed a thirteenth in 
the downhill despite a broken ski, 
and Egil Stigum. who finished 
second and third in the NCAA 
downhill and slalom respectively. 
The Panthers, who lost their regu- 
lar coach Bobo Sheehan to the 
Olympic squad, boast Captain Jack 
Seattle, who won the skimelster 
award at Hanover last week, and 
Norm Cummings, who placed first 
in the Jumping events. 

Townsend Predicts Fourth 

Williams Coach Ralph Town- 
send commented frankly on the 
Ephmen's chances ever the week- 
end, predicting a fourth behind 
Dartmouth, Middlebury, and the 
University of New Hampshire. 
Townsend, at the beginning of the 
season, thought the team would 
be weak, but he commented that 
they have good potential, and after 
a recommendable showing at Han- 
over last week, should finish 
fourth. Hampered by a lack of 
snow and cancelled meets, the 
Ephmen have taken a fourth at 
Lyndonville and a seventh at the 
Dartmouth Carnival. 

Clark Hopes to Compete 

Captain Pete Clark, who injured 
his shoulder in recent practice, 
hopes to start today, and could 
be a great asset to the Purple 
team. Competing in the slalom 
and downhill along with Jack 
Wright, Phil Palmedo, and Jim 
Becket, Clark will be replaced by 
Hugh Clark if he is incapacitated. 
In the Cross-country, Townsend 
plans to use Pete Elbow, Hugh 
Clark, Palmedo, Becket, and Reg- 
gie Plesner, while the jumping will 
be done by Elbow, Hugh Clark, 
Palmedo, Becket and Tony Smith. 
Both Palmedo and Elbow scored 
in every event at Hanover last 
week. 

The University of New Hamp- 
shire is a probable third in this 
meet, but could press Middlebury 
and Dartmouth. Paced by Norwei- 
gan skier Jon Rllsneas who won 
the Dartmouth jump and the Nor- 
dic Combined, and Dick Field and 
Dick Osgood who both won Olym- 
pic tryouts, they possess a fine 
team. All of the top teams are 
pointing towards the Class Cham- 
pionship next week at Middlebury, 
and the competition should be 
keen. 




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THE WILLIAMS RECOHD, SATUKDAY. FEHHUAHY 11, 1956 



Frolicsome Females To Snow 
Frustrated Clods On Campus 



Also on tap tonight Is a varsity 
busketbttll Bame against Alfred. 

Tomorrow, the highlight of the 
entire Carnival, the important 
skiing and sporting events, will 
take place all during the day. To- 
morrow evening, the Spring Street 
Stompers will join the Profession- 
al All-Stars in the traditional 
Jazz Concert at Chapin Hall. Also 
featured will be the Bradford "Ta- 
boos" and the Middlebury "Dis- 
sipated Eight". 

During intermission, attention 
will be focused on the 1956 Carni- 
val Queen who was selected by 
Faculty members from among 20 
entrants and who will be crowned 
amid the cheers, applause and 
ogles of the inspired crowd. Stu- 
dents are reminded the Fire De- 
partment will close the doors as 
soon as the 1100 seats are filled; 
no one will be allowed to sit in the 
aisles. For those unable to jam 
into Chapin, date skiing will be 
held at Sheep Hill Saturday night. 

Informal Mayhem 

To round out the weekend, all 
fraternities on campus and the 
freshmen have come up with well- 
diversified programs of attractions 
and activities to fete their guests 
in true Williams style. Every house 
will throw informal cocktail par- 
ties Saturday afternoon and house 
dances tomorrow evening following 
the jazz concert. 

The Zetes will visit the Psi U's 
for a cocktail party tomorrow af- 
ternoon featuring Fats Robinson's 
dixieland band, while Lester Lan- 
in will hold forth for dancing 
when the Zetes play host to the 
Psi U's and Betes. 

Zebras Play Twice 

The Zebras rock and roll outfit 
will entertain the Phi Gams and 
Dekes at both the cocktail party 
and dance while the Professional 
All-Stars will do the same for the 
AD'S and Kaps. The Theta Delts 
have signed the Shanty Town 6 
for their cocktail party and Arthur 
Jensen for the dance while Morris 
Wattstein's group from New Haven 
will be featured at the Sig Phi-D 
Phi dance at the D Phi House. 

The Saints and Phi Delts will 
party at the St. A. house to the 
Black and Whites while a Pitts- 
field Combo will supply dance 
melodies at the Phi Delt House. 
Danny Boy Logan will highlight 
the Chi Psi-DU festivities, a party 
with Chi Psi and the dance at DU. 

Rounding out the crowded pro- 
gram, the Frosh will stage their 
dance Saturday night in the Rath- 
skellar. 

Incidentally, the theme of the 
weekend is: "Eat, Drink and Make 
Merry: after all, it's only 84 days 
to Spring Houseparties ..." 




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Bill Martin '57. Carnival chairman (standing left) looks on while 
Robert Williams of Company K of the North Adams National Guard 
shows Tom Penney '58 how to operate a "pa<'k radio" to be used to 
coordinate the skiing this Sunday. Jim Wallace '59 looks on. 



Four Fraternities 
Name Presidents 
For Coming Year 

Friday, Feb. 10 - Although win- 
ter carnival atmosphere dominat- 
ed fraternity life during the past 
week, the election of new officers 
also received attention. Chi Psi, 
Delta Phi, Delta Upsilon, and Phi 
Delta announced their 1956-5'i 
rosters. 

David B. Hilliard '57. was elected 
successor of Phil Wick '56, as pre- 
sident of Chi Psi. Delta Phi chose 
Duane S. T. Yee '57, to replace 
Bill Deamer '56. In Delta Upsilon, 
former secretary Robert Ause '57. 
was elevated to succeed Ken Hark- 
ness '56. Phi Delt's President, Lew 
Crosley '56, passed the reins on to 
William E. Gould '57. 

Hilliard played freshman toot- 
ball and lacrosse. A member of 
the Gul and WOC. he is a Junior 
.".dvisor this ycr.r. Chi PrA also 
chose Paul Philips '57, for vice- 
president; Hank Demlich '58, sec- 
retary: and Dave Allen '58, trea- 
surer. 

Yee is also a Junior Advisor, and 
a member of the Student Vestry 
at St. John's Church. He plays 
varsity baseball. Delta Phi elected 
Jim Barthold '57, vice-president: 
Bob Leyon '58, treasurer; and Tom 
Synnott '58, secretary. 

Delta Upsilon's former recordin'! 
secretary, Ause is a member of the 
WCC, WOC, and the Student Un- 



AMT To Give Set 
Of Short Dramas 



Munier, Yale Graduate, 

To Prepare Settings 



Wednesday, Feb. 8 - The pro- 
duction staff of the AMT, called 
I the "unsung heioes" of Williams 
drama by Cap and Bells president 
Bob Matthews, has been currently 
ri2cupied with preparations for 
the four short dramas to be pre- 



ion Committee. He is a junior ad- 
visor, and the secretary of the 
College Council. Other officers 
are: Edward Cobden '57, vice-pre- 
sident; John Muir '58, and Bob 
Iverson '58, recording and corres- 
ponding secretaries respectively; 
and Bobby Wright '57, treasurer. 
Phi Delt chose besides Gould: 
Dick Towne '57, vice-president: 
Bill Malcom '57, and Don Morri- 
son '57, secretaries: and Ted Gra- 
liani '57, treasurer. 



Educator Attacks 
Diplomas For All 

Wright States Views 
In Magazine Piece 

Monday, Feb. 6 - In an article in 
the Education section of the cur- 
rent issue of "Newsweek", the Pre- 
sident of Smith College, Benja- 
min F. Wright, blasted the prin- 
ciple of college education for all. 

Pres. Wiight maintained that, 
although the so-called "rising 
tide" of students should be a cause 
for serious thought, "to talk of a 
liberal college education for all 
... is sentimental and dangerous 
nonsense". He described this idea 
of universal higher education as 
the result of a false concept of 
Jacksonian and Jeffersonian de- 
mocracy, and blamed "soft-heart- 
ed reformers " for its growth. 

Agrees With Jefferson 

The former professor of govern- 
ment agreed with the opinions of 
Thomas Jefferson on the subject 
of education. Jefferson was a lead- 
ing advocate of free public educa- 
tion, but repeatedly expressed his 
belief in the inequality of intellec- 
tual capacities and attainments. 
"Both the amount and the kind 
of I the individual's) education," 
concluded Wright, "should de- 
pend upon his capacity and pur- 
pose, because therein lies the 
relevance of his philosophy for the 
problems of the years ahead." 

sented February 23-25. 

The program, called "An Even- 
ing of Words and Music", will in- 
clude contemporary American 
works designed, according to Mat- 
thews, "to appeal to all kinds of 
tastes". 

The Plays 

The plays which have been chos- 
en aie: "The Wonder Hat", by Ben 
Hecht and Kenneth Goodman, 
which is a farce based on the Har- 
lequin-Pierrot-Columbine theme; 
a tragedy by Tennessee Williams 
called "Portrait of a Madonna"; 
George M. Cohan's "The Farrell 
Case" — which Matthews classifies 
as "out and out slapstick"; and 
"The Telephone", a short comic 
opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. 



WMS Chooses Gibson President; 
FCC Wants Lowering of Signal 

.Momlay, Kcl). (i - Toiiij^lit in Jf.siip Hall, W.MS held a full sta- 
tion iiit'ctiiij> lor till' piiipo.sc 1)1 liciUJiij^ the uiiiiiial rcixirts foi 
10.5,5- l(),5(i ami to cK'tl olficcrs lor the ciiiiiiiif; yciir. llif(lili]i;litiM|i 
till' fvciiiiij» wii.s the ('lection of (.'luulcs 'I'. (mIisoii ,57 lo rcplu'c 
N'cnioii '1'. S<niii('s '.5() ii.s Prcsiili'iit ol llic collcj^i' radio stiilion. 

I'ri'sideiit .Stiiiircs lirst (li.siiisscd with tlic imiiilicis prcstsiit 
iiicliuliiij^ till' newly elected Ire.siiiiieii, tlie leclinical proMem 
wiiicli cuiri'iidy i.s tiieini; \V.\IS. In eai l\ Oeceiiibei ol last yeai 
;i iiii'iiilier ol tlie K. (,'. (.',. visited Williiiiiis on ;i routine clicck-iiii 
ol the sif^iiiil ol tlie r;uli() station, lie diseoM'red lluit the \V.\1S sij; 
ii;il I'.xceed.s the limit set up hy the !•'. (). (.',. ;iiul tiierefore it will hi 
iicci'.ssaiy to j^el the sif^iiid within tlie reipilred specilJi';itioii.s. 
AiiiiiKil l{:)Hirt 

III his annual report, Sipiires listed the \;iiioiis liiipidveincni , 
made hy the station during the p;ist vciir. To hej^iii with, the Ii.s 
teniim area has been extended treiiiendoiislv and the reception 
also has heeii improved. 'riiroiif;li ;illili;itioii with ;i local radin ■ 
station, WMS was ahlc to hiiiiir cvcrv iiiiimte ol c\('rv h)otl);il 
gaino this past hill to listeners in the wnole Williaiiislowii area. 

Tom Corhett iie.vl reported on prodiietioii lor the past ycai ' 
He mentioned se\<'r;il improvements iiuide over other ve;iis, soiii ■ 
of these beiiij^: standardi/.;itioii ol proi^niiii schedule, individii:il 
program ilireetors lor each iiij^ht. ;iiid the imiiiteirii|)ted inush 
provided over weekends lor lho.se who reiiuiin on c;iiiipiis. Jim 
Snyder '.5(i followed with the fiiiaiici;il report ;iiid (!h;irles (Jibsim 
reported on the lechiiieal iiiiproNciiieiits iii;ide diiriiif^ the year, 
('///(■(•r.v /or i'.oiui\i'^ \'nir 

C;liailes Gibson, tiie new I'residi'iit, hails from I'ittsfield, Mass , 
and i.s a meinher of Kappii .\lph;i. besides beinjj chief ieehniciiii 
of VVMC; last year, he is ;ilso active in WOC ;ifhiiis. 'I'lie new E\- ' 
I'ciitive I'rodiietioii Director, liohert l.ocw .57. is Irom 'I'ow.siin, 
•Maryland, iiiid is affiliated with Zela I'si. (.'hiirles Kirkwootl TiT 
was eiectetl the new .secret;irv-treiisiirer. lie is from Stamfoid, 
Oomi., and a member ol beta Tlietii I'i. The new executive tecli- 
iiie;il director is I'eter H;iiit;i .57 who is from Ihickeiisack, N. | , 

llow;ird .Vbbott ,58 w;is elected eoiiipi't director lor the coiii- 
ini; year. .\ iiieiiiber of I'si Upsilon, he hiiils Iroiii Sc;irsdale, N. V I 
The new business director will be Hob Diiesseii .57. :i iiieiiiber of 
Phi CJiiiiima Di'ltii fniiii .New York (lit v. (.'Iiarles Wiii;lev ,57, wild 
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kill llioiiias '.5S. ;i '/et;i I'si Irom I'.unlewood. N. |., and Neil Kurt/- ', 
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COLLEGE HOLDS ELECTIONS TOMORROW 



Wyckofi Announces Commencement 
Of Visits by Personnel Directors 



Is Self - Government Possible? 



Thursday, Feb. 9 - Mr. William 
Wyckoff, Dliector of the Place- 
ment Bureau, ha.s announced that 
startinf! Monday, two or three 
company personnel directors from 
many organizations will be on 
campus each week for the purpose 
of looking over seniors with an 
eye to employment. These visit.s 
by the directors will continue until 
the start of spring vacation. 

Many representatives of indu.s- 
try, banks, Insuiance companies 
and other such organizations have 
alieady signed up and the re- 
maining openings are fast benii,' 
filled. The New York Trust Com- 
pany, Vick Chemical Company, 
and Waner-Lambert Pharmaceu- 
tical Company are among some of 
the companies that will send di- 
rectors the I'emalnder of the week, 
and these are representative of the 
organizations that will visit Wil- 
liams within the ensuing month 
and a half. 

Draft Statu.s 

The majority of the groups will 
Interview all comers, disregarding 
military status, although a few 
prefer those men who are draft 
exempt. The bureau Itself will no- 
tify the seniors concerning those 
positions for which only draft ex- 
empt candidates qualify. The fol- 
lowing quote states the case for 
many recruiting companies. "The 
position of . . . cour) . . , company 
is that selection will be made 
without regard to draft or reserve 
status. We have confidence that 
even brief experience with oui' or- 
ganization will engender an en- 
thusiasm for . . . louri . . . company 
which will brine the trainee back 
to us after an Interval of military 
service," 

Some groups offer opportunities 
for underclassmen who wish to 
secure positions for summer em- 
ployment. There is one stipulation 
attached to this however, that be- 
ing that the applicant must ex- 
press a desire to work In his posi- 
tion over an extended number of 
years, 

"Job-Getting Techniques" 

In view of this approximity of 
the inteiviews Mr. Wyckoff gave 
a talk tonight on the subject "Job- 
Qetting Techniques" to an audi- 
ence composed mostly of seniors. 
See Page 4, Col. 4 




William O. Wyckoff '14 
Director of Placement Bureau 

Art Museum Shows 
IStii Century Artist 

Albrecht Durer's Work 
Receives World Praise 



Wednesday, Feb. 15 - The exhi- 
bit currently showing in the Law- 
rence Art Museum is entitled "The 
World of Albrecht Durer". In the 
show are a series of around 40 
woodcuts and engravings by this 
famous German artist. In the 
words of the head of the Art de- 
partment, Professor Faison, "Tliese 
prints represent some of the best 
examples of Albrecht Durer's 
work". 

The Lawrence Gallery is rent- 
ing the exhibit from the American 
Federation of Arts, a national 
foundation whose purpose is to 
circulate shows for the museums. 
These Albrecht Durer prints are 
owned by the National Gallery in 
Washington, and by the Ro.sen- 
wald Foundation. 

Durer worked around the turn 
of the fifteenth century. The 
prints of this exhibition, all ori- 
ginals, were created in Nuremburg. 
Through the years, critics have 
rated Durer one of the great geni- 
uses in the world of art. His influ- 
ence has been compared with such 
other greats as Michaelangelo or 
Leonardo da Vinci. 



Ill IIk' Sprinj^ ol 1954, the students passed a new constitution 
desij^ned to "toster a spirit ol miily and cooperation ainoiii; tlie 
students ol the coljejje' aiid "to de\<'lop ainoiif^ the students a 
sense ol nersouai responsibility lor their conduct and the wellarc 
of the collej^e. ' It is rather ol)\'ious to any oi)ser\'er that tlie prin- 
ciple purpose ol the louuders is not beinf^ lullillcd. Hut the fact 
still reinaius that the Wjllianis student has a remarkable oppor- 
tunity to make self-i^overiunent more of a reality thaii it has been. 

(.'outrarv to popular opinion, the CJollej^e Council is luil just 
a forum ol opinion. Halher it is accoimtablc to the students. It can 
act for all students and can speak in the luime of the whole student 
body. Such a coherent i;overniui^ coimcil can coimnand more re- 
spect and importance in the eyes of the administration, the faculty, 
tlie aliiiuiii and the students theuiselyes. lloweyer, in order to 
work, the (.'olli'He Council i/iii.v/ commaiid such res|)ect from all 
these elemeiits. Delectioii by any one ol these f^roups can mean 
liustratlon lor the objectixes ol tlie fioycrnmeiit. lias anyone ever 
slopped to calculate the barf^ainiiif^ power of a unified student 
body? 

Hespect cannot he e.xpectetl when class officers and repre- 
seutatiM's to the Collei^e Council aic elected by a miuorit\' ol the 
student body. .\t the same time the (puility of the elected must 
also recei\'e uioie consideration. Our leaders must haye the de- 
yotioii to the eolleije aiid Ihi' lime lU'crsdn/ to enable th<' (.'ollep' 
Coimcil to rise to the h<'inhts it is capable of attaiiiiiii;. It is not 
too unreasonable to expect tlu' Williams mail to elect responsible 
and capabh' representatix cs with an interest in the welfare of the 
entire collej^e. 

The apathy which has become an integral part of the fabled 
casualiiess of the Williams man must be replaced by a concern 
for the important issues. We must make our ^o\ennnent stronger. 
Kor only if eyery undernradnate dls])lays respoiisihility can st;'d- 
eiit sell'-noyernment achieve the stature and influence which is 
so t;reatly desired. X'otiiin is the first step in the ri>;lit direction. 



All Classes To Elect Candidates 
To 1956 -51 College Council; 
O^Brien Urges 100% Turnout 

Wediiesdav, Feb. 15 - Elections to foniteen positions on the 
(;ollej;e Council will be held in the Student Union tomorrow. The 
polls will open at 8:30 A. M. and xotinj^ will continue until 7:30 in 
the exeiiint;. The winners in this all-class election will form the 1956- 
'.57 Colle<;e (Council which will conx'eiie for its first meeting next 
Monday eveninj;. 

Don OUrien, '.56, Chainnaii of the Rules, Nominations and 
Elections Committee urj^ed that every member of the student body 
repoit to the Ha.xter Hall polls and \'ote. He noted that in the past 
CC elections have been poorly attended and that the students 
have the power to place wortbv men in office if they use it. 
Consider Candklaics Ctirvfidhj 

(yiJrien urj^ed also tiiat voters weifjh seriously the {(ualifi- 
catioiis of tlie nominees (see Jiaf^e four of this issue). He hoped 
^Athat the election would be based 



Campus Republicans 
Set Up Organization 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 - The Wil- 
liams College Young Repubhcan 
Club has reorganized recently, ac- 
cording to Scott Ellwood '58, pub- 
licity chairman. Officers of the 
Club are: Joseph W. Young '58. 
president; Richard C. Schneider 
'57, vice-president: Steven Saun- 
ders '59, recording secretary: 
Charles Kirkwood '57. correspond- 
ing secretary; Michael Hayes '57. 
treasurer. 

The objectives of the club, ac- 
cording to Ellwood, are to provide 
an opportunity for students to 
find political expression; to train 
young people as effective political 
workers; to meet the nominees of 
the Republican Party; to collect, 
analyze, discuss and disseminate 
information concerning political 
affairs. 



Ephs Ready to Return to Reality; 
Dance, Sports Highlight Weekend 



By Dick Davis 

Wednesday. Feb. 15 - The 1956 
Williams Winter Carnival is his- 
tory now. but Ephs the campus 
over may rest easy with the know- 
ledge that Omar Khayyam, gazing 
down from his Bacchanalian Val- 
halla, has Judged us well. The 
three days of merry-making have 
left most sons of Williams some- 
what fatigued, but thoroughly 
satisfied and ready to attack the 
work interim until Spring House- 
party with new vigor. 

First things fii'st. and first place 
In the celebrated Carnival Queen 
Contest went to pretty Miss Sally 
Putnam, an eighteen year old 
freshman drama major at Bennett, 
who hails from. Ft. Pierce. Flori- 
da. Spring Street merchants show- 
ered the blond, green-eyed, 12£ 
pound Queen with gifts. Jack 
Chapman '56 wa-s her escort. 

Beautiful Court 

The Queen's Court was compos- 
ed of six more lovelies, including 
Louisa Gilbert of Vassar, Vicky 
Cox of Kent Place School. Fran- 
ces Powell of Smith, Bonnie Bush 
of Centenary Junior College, Jean 
Oracle of Skidmore, and Jody 
Shattuck of St, Lawrence. The 
I Judges of the contest were well 
qualified, for among them was 
District Court Judge Haven Par- 
ker of Cambridge, Mass, Other 
Judges were Dean Lamson, Coach 




Sally Putnam, Heft), Carnival Queen and her attendants: Louisa 
Gilbert, Vicky Cox. Frances Powell, Bonnie Bush, Jean Grade, Jody 
Shattuck. 



Al Shaw, Joe Altott, and Prof. 
Greene. 

The doings started Friday for 
the 500 odd (numerically speak- 
ing! couples that brightened the 
somewhat slushy campus. For ear- 
ly arrivers there were freshman 
and varsity .squash matches a- 
gainst Yale in the afternoon. Af- 
ter supper, many couples saw the 
Williams Cagers down Alfred In 
Lasell aymnaslum. 

Mellow Larks Sine 



The College Dance, however, 
furnished the real kick-off of the 
weekend. The frosh dining hall 
In the Student Union rocked with 
the veriiatile refrains of Johnny 
Mical and his band, while down- 
stairs Cozy Cole and his band 
pounded out Jazz. 

During intermission, the Mellow 
Larks, a quartet consisting of three 
males and one female, furnished 
See Page 4, Col. 3 



Shainman Sneaks 
On Mozart's Life 
In Faculty Series 

Lecturer Stresses Year 
Of Composer's Death; 
Cites Prolific Worlts 



Thursday, Feb. 9 - Professor 
Irwin Shainman gave the second 
in a series of faculty lectures to- 
day in the Thompson Biology Lab- 
oratory. His subject was "Tire Last 
Year of Mozart". 

Stressing Mozart as an artist 
and an individual, Shainman re- 
lated the chronology of the musi- 
cian's life in 1791. Although he 
died at 35, this composer was a 
musical genius at the age of six 
and in his twenty-nine year ca- 
reer he wrote over six hundred 
works. Sensing his appi'oaching 
death. Mozart strained to utilize 
his abilities to the utmost during 
his last months. Fi'om January to 
November, despite a serious ill- 
ness, he wrote two operas; "The 
Magic Fl.ite" and "The Clemency 
of Titus" as well as a Requiem 
Mass. 

Mozart Considered a Failure 

Although the composer himself 
received very little recognition or 
monetary return for his efforts, 
his last days were brightened to a 
certain extent by the comparative 
popular acclaim for the last of 
his operas. On December 5th. his 
condition greatly weakened by ex- 
cessive work, he died. To this day. 
the whereabouts of his grave is un- 
known although his works remain 
as a monument to him. 

Professor Shainman further ex- 
plained the reasons why Mozart 
was considered a failure in his 
own time and for many years to 
come. First, the man himself, be- 
cause of his brilliance and long 
career, became more arrogant and 
conceited as years passed. He had 
no real friends and could not ad- 
Just himself to the patronage sys- 
tem. The audiences of his time 
were extiemely fickle and often 
abusive and most of Mozart's 
works were never fully understood 
or appreciated. 

Shainman answered a long-con- 
troversial question: How much 
could Mozart have improved if he 
had lived longer? The lecturer sug- 
gested that as an artist, Mozart 
certainly had achieved matuiity, 
the greatest proof of this fact ly- 
ing in the genius of his prolific 
compositions. Shainman ended his 
lecture by reminding the audience 
that the works of Mozart, on this 
the 200th anniversary of his birth- 
day, are more popular than ever 
before. 



Grads Will Arrive 
Friday Afternoon 
For Homecoming 

Weekend Includes 
Meetings, Stag Lunch, 
Award Presentations 



Wednesday. Feb. 15 - Next week- 
end, WiUiamstown will welcome 
back many of its old friends for 
Mid-winter Homecoming. Given 
good weather, about 150 alumni 
are expected to be on hand for tire 
festivities. 

Those who come should find 
the trip well worth their while. 
The Alumni Office, under the di- 
i-pctinn nf riio''le.s B. F"!! ''•) P°r- 
retary of the Society of Alumni, 
has prepared a full schedule of 
Interesting events for their enter- 
tainment. 
Baxter, Mathias Award Trophies 

The main event of the weekend 
will be the Stag Luncheon Satur- 
day at 12:15 in the Upperclass 
Dining Room of Baxter Hall. Dur- 
ing the Luncheon, David B. Ma- 
thias '26, Chairman of the Alum- 
ni Fund, will present the Alumni 
Fund Trophies. The Wood Trophy 
goes annually to the class with 
the highest percentage of contri- 
bution to the Fund, the Atwell 
trophy to the class contributing 
the greatest total amount. Pres. 
Baxter will award the Rogerson 
Cup to the grad who has been 
most outstanding during the year, 
eithei' in College affairs or in 
other accomplishments. 

Several athletic awards will also 
be made, notably the Belvedere 
Brooks Medal to the player who 
did most tor the '55 Football Team. 

Those having sons in college 
may invite them to attend the 
Luncheon, and non-Williains fa- 
thers and their sons are also en- 
couraged to be there. 

Entertainment for Grads 

Saturday's entertainment will 
include a meet between the un- 
beaten Fiosh Swimmers and Deer- 
field at 2 p.m. in the gym. At 2:30 
the Varsity Wrestling Team will 
encounter Colgate, and the Junior 
Matmen will carry an excellent 
record against Kent. The Varsity 
Pucksters and Tufts will go on the 
ice at 3:15. 

In the evening, there will be a 
gathering of the clans at the fra- 
teinity houses, where a number 
of dinners and other meetings are 
planned. 

On both Saturday and Monday 
all classes in session will welcome 
alumni, parents and wives as 
guests. 

Meetingrs Planned 

Several important meetings will 
be held during the weekend, all of 
them in Je.sup Hall. On Friday the 
Executive Committee will convene 
to formulate the Society's pi'ogram 
for the next seven months until 
Fall Homecoming. Saturday the 
Regional Alumni Representatives 
will nominate candidates for 
Alumni Trustee. 

The Sunday service at U a.m. 
in the Thompson Memorial Cha- 
pel will be led by the Rev. A. Gra- 
ham Baldwin '25. 



upon the abilities of the candi- 
dates to serve on the CC rather 
than upon mere popularity. 

In an editorial, THE RECORD 
also called for careful considera- 
tion of the candidates up for of- 
fice stating that strong self-gov- 
ernment at Williams is a possi- 
bility. 

The Candidates 

There was certainly no apathy 
during the nomination period. For- 
ty-five petitions from all four 
classes were turned into the Elec- 
tions Committee last Monday ev- 
ening. Each nominating petition 
was signed by forty or more :~tu- 
dents. No student was allowed to 
sign more than three petitions. 

The high number of petitions 
came from the sophomore class 
witli fourteen nominations for 
four positions. The Juniors were 
next with twelve candidates lor 
five offices. The freshman class 
followed, nominating eleven men 
for the three positions open. Last 
were the seniors who handed in 
eight nominating petitions for the 
two open offices. 

The election results will be tab- 
ulated on Thursday evening and 
will be announced in Saturday's 
RECORD. The newly elected 
Council will hold its first meeting 
next Monday evening. As usual 
all students not on the CC are 
welcome to attend, ask questions, 
and make any suggestions which 
they have on their minds. 



Buchanan Speaks 
Of Basic Mid-east 
Misunderstanding 

Lecturer Describes East 
As Primarily Nomadic; 
Calls West Invaders 



Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Before p, 
small crowd present at the third 
meeting of the International Re- 
lations Club, Writer and Educator 
Scott Buchanan spoke last Tues- 
day on "War and Peace in the 
Middle East". 

Refusing to discuss the practi- 
cal political and economic ele- 
ments of the current Middle Ease 
crisis, he traced some cultural 
and political threads which have 
led to misunderstandings between 
this area and Western nations. 
Westernization and Algebra 

Mr. Buchanan emphasized that 
by Introducing industrial and mili- 
tary techniques into the nomadic 
Islamic civilization, the West has 
created dangerous problems In the 
Middle East. The danger, however, 
is mutual: for the Arabs have 
given us algebra — something in- 
congruous with Western thought. 

Consequently, proposed Mr. Bu- 
chanan. Western culture (since 
Descartes) has been algebraic. De- 
fining algebra as "the reunion of 
fiagments". he showed that mani- 
pulation of symbols is present ev- 
erywhere, and is the cause of the 
frustration of twentieth century 
searches for truth. "We took this 
mathematical system from the 
Arabs as a superficial trick," he 
said, "without understanding Its 
true nature". 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1956 



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Managing Editors 



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



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'57 



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\'()liime LXX 



Febiuarv 15, 1956 



Number 4 



Schuman Replies 



To tlie Editor of the RECORD: 

Fiiciiltv nit'inbers "on sal)batical" are not iiero. Tlu'v relax, as 
is well known, in Bennncla, tanning in the siui, or in Moscow, get- 
ting new instrnctions from Stalin's ghost. My astral alter <'^o, liow- 
ever, has espied in vonr estimable jomnal a masterly letter Irom 
a distinguished alumnns. followed by many colunnis of other let- 
ters antl comments. Too much is enough. Vet I feel in duty boimd 
to add my bit, lest the haystack be lost among the needles. 

Our alumnus, who merits oiu' sympathy in his hard task of 
rationalizing his refusal to contribute to his dlma inatcr, is a suc- 
cessful publisher of the type once described as sallow, jaundiced, 
or oclierous. His letter, like his journalism, exemplifies the cardinal 
principle of this perycrted but popular and profitable form of "re- 
porting." The principle is well put in the current issue of "The .\p- 
jieal to Reason", written by my good friend, liawrence Dennis: "\ 
think-piece has little sales yahie for the communications media. 
.\ smear-piece always has sales appeal. Trying to point out error 
usiuilly fails to interest many readers or listeners. Denouncing 
guilt nlwiiys gets a big audience." 

Oiu' alumnus is something of a yictini of "cidtmal lag," since 
such demmciatious no longer command the audience they once 
did in the glory-days of the junior Senator from Wisconsin. Yet 
his technique is still descrying of analysis. As here illustrated, it 
faithfully follows three familiar precepts: (a) always (|uote sec- 
ondary soinces; (b) always quote out of context; and (c) always 
imply guilt by association or coincidence. 

SOVIET POLITICS is readily ayailabic in all good public 
libraries, including those in Nhmchester, N. H., Reno, Ney., and 
Williams College. The passage ejuoted out of context by "C^hristian 
Economics" appears on P. 198 and is a correct statement of Stalin's 
treatment of his 0])pouents in the 1920's, not in the 1930's. The 
"macabre drama" (p. 263) of the later Great Purge, with its 
"shocking abuses and injustices" (p. 264) and \yith "thousands of 
iimocents lirnn'dated" in a fashion "wholly obnoxious in ethics and 
law" (p. 268), is fully described on ])p. 2.56-269 of the same book. 

As for "typical sponsors of Commimist-front organizations, " 
our alumiuis relies on "U. S. News and VVorkl Report", paraphras- 
ing the fantastic "Handbook for Americans" issued by a suhcom- 
mitt'.'c of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In this scurrilous 
document many reputable organizations and many of the leading 
writers and educators of America are smeared, with no notice, no 
hearing, no semblance of due process or inyestigation of the facts, 
and no authority from the Senate or anyone else to isue a libel — 
all in the best tradition of a now discredited McCarthyism. 

In the lexicon of Senator Eastland, and of our alumnus, a 
"Commiuiist-front organization " is any organization of whose pur- 
pose one disapproycs. Under the laws of the United States, a Com- 
mmiist-front organization is one found to be such, after fair and 
careful in(|uiry, by the Subyersivc Activities Control Board, with 
tinal determination of guilt vested in the federal courts. No mem- 
ber of the Williams faculty lies ever knowingly belonged to, or 
supported any such organization. 

"Truth never goes out of fashion and is presumably the first 
goal of education." In this our alumnus is utterly right. Tlie rest 
of his letter suggests, alas, that his Williams education was wasted. 
May he vet see the light, as it is seen by the writer of "Refutation 
and Rejily" and of the Editorial of February 8 — to whom I luim- 
bly tender thanks for seeing through a shameless fakery and tor 
imderstanding that the searcli for truth, however difficult, rec|uires 
always a passion for factual accuracy and for honesty of purpose. 

Yours sincerely, 
Frederick L. Schuman 



PLEASE 



PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS 



The followiitjj, is an c.vcri/j/ of a letter from Lee Daniel Sni/cier 
'.5,5, ;i()i(' utiidt/infi al Uanard. 
To the Editor of the HECORO: 

Certainly Sigma Phi deserves tlu' warmest support ol all Wil- 
liams men in its pledging of two Negroes in deliauee ol its nation- 
al organization. No ethically sensitixc person can any longer toler- 
ate such \iolations of human brotlu'rhood. .And yet. 1 can not but 
feel there is an element of hypoeraev in the situation at Williams 
that should be exposed and tienoimeed. Tin' Trustees h;i\t' said 
that no fiateruitv with discriminatory policies will Ix' allowed to 
operate al Williams, and apparently no fiaternily eonstitnlidu has 
such clauses, but discrimination can be just ;is deadU' when enlore 
eil by a resolution of the national eonvcntion ol the Iraternity. a.s 
h;is been shown in the ease of Sigma Phi. I know ol at least one 
other fraternit\- al \''illiams which has such :i standing resolution, 
and only a few years ago the 1). U. chapter al Wesleyan was e\- 
lielled for pledging a Negro. .\re we not proclaiming our \irtue 
while at the same time (juielly |)raetieing the \ iie ol disirinina- 
tion? Let the fraternities be sincere and frankly repudiate such 
resonltions. 1 can only hope that Sigma Phi will remain lirm in 
their resolution and not later r('\erse it . . . 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

If we examine the rides of conduct by which a Williams stud- 
ent is to abide, we will find very few specific "Yon nmst not do 
this" type of rules. Rather the one great eommandmeut by which 
we are to conduct onrselyes is that a Williams Man nmst behayit 
as a gentleman at all times. 

Willi this premise in mind, now let us look back to the Spring- 
field Basketball game ol last Wednesday. Springtiekl phiyed a bet- 
ter game than \Villiains. The proof of this is obvious from the raft 
of basketball statistics which were kept during tlu' game. Spring- 
field also plaxcd a "clean" game and on the whole displayed good 
sportsmanship. This last statement also applies to the Williams 
team. Yet, what kind ol sportsmanship did we, the Williams Root- 
ers, show to our opponents? Oin- attitude was completi'ly negatixc. 
The number ol cheers we gave oiu' team eonid be counted on ones 
fingers, but we would need an I. B. M. computer to keep accomit 
of the number of cat calls we ga\e flu- Springfield players, the 
number ol times we hissed while the opponents shot fouls, and the 
munber ol side line exijerts who shook lists and made cheap in- 
sulting remarks as to the integrity and ability ol two recognized 
basketball officials. It was also interesting to note that those most 
vehement in the expression ol their opinions were the lirst to walk 
across the floor to get out of the gym while as much as three min- 
utes remained in the game time. 

On the exhibition ol such behavior can there be any doubt 
as to wh\' we can't book the "good " teams to play on our courts 
like those with which .\mherst plays? Is there any doid)t as to why 
WilliaEiis finds it so dillieult to get basketball officials? Is there an\' 
doubt as to how the 'Williams (K'utlemen " will be thought of in the 
eyes of players and coaches ol our opponents in the Intm'e? 

lirett B. Ciitsche '.% 
\'arsity Basketball Managi'r 




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"lulucalors have for a luuj^ tiiuc cousidfrcil the objectivity ol 
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curate dif^est of the week's events," writes an editor ol the MOUNT 
HOI.VOKK NKWS. Coinpariiiij T'lMICs reporliiij; of incidents 
and events undei the Democratic and Itepublican aduiiiiislratiiiiis, 
a forjuer editor of the Harvard (:HIMS(>\ has come up with some 
coloifnl samples of political reporting;. 

The following e.\cerpts from the llaisard (.'HIM.SON appeared 
in the MOUNT IIOLVOKK NKW.S. 'Tlie iiuome tax, an event 
of annoyinj; recurrence, was j^rceted dillerentK' in the two admin 
istration.s, accojilinn to 'I'IMI'',. 'The aNcraj^e .\mericau,' ol whom 
TIM I'', writes with i^reat apparent launliaritv. 'was hent o\'er with 
his tax hurdcii dmini; the Democratic \'ears.' lint in 19.').5 . . . (id 
uiilllou .Vmericans ha\ e l)v this week signed their li).5l income las 
forms... Tliev did this, wonderlnl to tell, without riots or pro- 
tests... It has hecome more and 'nore niilasliionahlc to criticize 
the income tax h^M'l.' (.April 18, l9.').o) 

(.'han<^e in VerstninUlii':' 

li\en ijersonalities were transloirned l>v the ijlowiun reports 
with whicli TIMI'^ met the Mepnhlican administration. This is 
wliat lia|5pL'nc'd to (Jeorj^e IC. .Mien, a Ko\'ernuicut official in the 
Sep PiiKf 4, Col. 5 



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FAMOUS LAW (ASKS: NO. 1 — GIIANSMIKE 
vs. MIDDLE ATLANTIC BUS AND DRAY CO. 

Gransmirc, the plaintifT in thi.s oeldiraled cise, lived witli hi,s 
daughter Ernest and a tanarv named Wliirlaway on Kim Street 
ill Cooch, Delaware. The Middle Atlantic Bus and Dra.v Co. 
.started operating a Inis line on Klni SIreei. The passing hiiscs 
caused a cut-glass chandelier in the (Jnmsmires' living nium 
to begin tinkling. The chandelier tinkled in the kc.v of K-llat. 
This so unnerved the canary, Whirlaway, whose key was C- 
sharp, that the poor bird moulted out of .season, caught a chill, 
and died untimely. 

Ernest, Gransmire'a daughter, was herself .so unsettled by 
the death of the canary that she llunked her final exams at the 
lioar's Head Beauty and Barber College, where she had been a 
promising student, nia.joring in Ijangs. .Now removed, willy- 
nilly, from the skilled labor ni.-u-ket, Ernest found work carry- 
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Here she met u bus-boy named Crunch Sigafoos. Although 
Crunch was not especially attractive - he had, for one thing, a 
large bushy tail he wai* alway.s clean and neat and kept his 
shoes shined, and after a decent interval, he and Erne.st were 
married. 

Ernest .soon learned that Crunch's large bushy tai' was not 
as anomalous as .she had supposed: Crunch was a we'-ewolf. 
After a while Ernest got sick of slaying home al night while 
her husbiind went prowling alioul, so she asked him to chang" 
her into a werewolf too, which he did with an ancient Transyl- 
vanian incantali(m. Then, together, the two of them would 
lope out each night and meet a lot of other werewolves and 
maybe kill a few chickens or hear some book reports or just 
lay around and shoot the l)reeze. 

Meanwhile, Ernest and (brunch's lamllady, a miser named 
Mrs. Augenblick, noticed that FIrnest and Crunch never used 
their room at night, so she, in her greed, started renting it to 
transients. One night a Mr. Ffolliett stayed there. In the morn- 
ing while brushing his hair, he took a bottle that looked like 
hair tonic out of the cabinet, jioured some, and rubbed it 
vigorously into his scalp. Unfortunately, it was not hair tonic, 
but a bottle of glue which Ernest had bought to mend a model 
airplane that Crunch had given her for their paper wedding 
anniversary. 

As a result of Mr. I-^folliett'a grisly error, he was unable 
to remove his hat and was, therefore, barred from his usual 
occupation which was lecturing to women's clubs. He sued Mrs. 
Augenblick, who sue<l Ernest, who went to her father, who sued 
the Middle Atlantic Bus and Dray Co. who had started the whole 
horrid chain of events. 

"Ladies and gentlemen," said the defense attorney in hia 
opening address, "this ca.se, though very ramified, is covered 
by law. Indeed, every facet of life is covered by law. Law 
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rendered so amiable after a few gentle puffs that the whole 
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THE WILIJAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FERRUAHY 15, 1956 



Purple Sextet Whips Jeffs, 3 -2 
As Gallun Scores in Overtime; 
Amherst Frosh Down Ephs, 2 



1 



Kcl). II - Dick Giilliiii's iiimssistfcl ydal iit 1:55 ol 

'"illiains Varsity Hockey 

ciisivc Amlifrst s(iimcl. 



Suturdav, 
a .sucldcii death overtime period jrave the Williams Varsity Hock. 



tile open- 
lilted the 
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team a .■!-2 \ ietory lliis afternoon cner 

An excited Carnival eiDwd watched as Amherst tallied at 17:48 
ol the linal period to send the irame Into overtime, when CJalhm, 
skating hehind the eaire, poshed the puck around the corner and 
past the hewildered |eir goalie for his second score of the jrame. 

I'laviiif^ <h'h'nsi\ (■ hockey from the start, Amherst hunched the 
team irj Iront ol their nnorthodox hut effective j;oali<', deflectinf^ 
manv I'nrple shots l)eh)ic thev reached the cai;e. 'I'he |efls were 
oiitskated and onlplaved throunluinl most of the jrame, and had 
the Ephs' passinj^ been up to |)ar, the \ ictorv most likelv would 
hii\'<! neeii more decisi\('. 

I'dolc Tallies 
A pass fi'om Dave Cook to Douj; I'oole at 1:05 of 
inj; period set np the first tally of tlie f^ame, as I'oole 

pack ovei- the outstictched \c^ of the helpless j^oalie 

continued to press, hut two nuniiles later Striu^er broke away 

from tlip deten.se Ions enouBh to '- 

tie it up. For over forty minutes 
the score remained tied, but the 
rough game was not without its 
action. Minor skirmi.shes, penal- 
ties, the appearance of the Am- 
herst Coach at center ice. a dis- 
puted goal, and constant heckling 
from the bla.sed crowd highlighted 
the colorful game. 

With the Williams team pressing 
hard, a mass scramble in front 
of the cage finally sent the Eph- 
men ahead 2-1 at 11:,')7 of the 
third period. Gallun. later to be 
the hero of the day. took Bob 
Lelnbach's rebound and slapped it 
In for the .score. 

Co npletely dominating the play, 
but unable to .score, the Purple 
Frosh lost a hearLbreaker at 0:51 
of the sudden death overtime peri- 
od today. Trallinii 1-0 in the third 
period. Sam Parkhill tallied on a 
pass from Mike Grant to send the 
game into overtime. The over- 
whelming dominance of play is 
seen through the fact that the 
Williams goalie had but four .saves 
the entire game, in contrast to 
Amherst's twenty-two saves. 



Freshman Teams 
See Action Today 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Three 
freshman athletic teams will par- 
ticipate In three contests today. 
The hockey and squash aggrega- 
tions will be matched against 
Hotchklss and Deerfield, respec- 
tively, while the basketball team 
will take on the Siena freshman 
quintet. 

Coach Bill Mccormick's frosh 
hockey team, with a 2-2 record, 
will journey to Lakeville, Conn,, 
for their bout with Hotchklss. 

The squash team, winless thus 
far in three matches, will try for 
the .second time this year to van- 
quish Deerfield. 

On the Lasell Gymnasium hard- 
woods the frosh five will put a 
7-2 record on the line against 
Siena team. 



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Williams Hoopsters Defeat Alfred 
To Gain Tenth Victory of Season 

Friday, l-'eb. II) - Tonight CJoach Al Shaw's varsity basket- 
hall team (h'feated the Alfred Universitv Saxons, 7.3-67, befoie a 
larj^e and enthusiastic house party crowd in the l.asell Cvinnasinm. 
F.xcept h)r a close first half, the Purple te.un had \'ery little trouble 
in i^ainini; their tenth victory of the season. 

Williams took a four point lead in the opening minutes of 
the j^ame, but fell behind the visitors later in the first half. With 
two minutes remaininj; before the intermission, the Eplis came 
Irom behind to take the lead, Eollowini; a two-pointer bv bij; 
Walt Shipley, Eph forward Hob Huss came through with an im- 
portant three point plav to make the score at half time, ,■30-26, in 
ia\'or ol the home team, 

I'.plis liicrcd.sc Their Lead 
What had been a close contest thronnhoot the first half, now 
turn<'(l into a one-sided ijame as the Williams team displaved ac- 
curate shooting and |)recision team work. With .seven miuules j^oiie 
ill the third (|uarter, .Alfred traih'd by only three points, but nine 
straii;;bt points bv the Kphs increa,sed their lead to 49-37 at the 
end ol three (|uarters. 

The final period saw the Pur-0 

pie team maintain a substantial 



advantage, leading at one time by 
as many as eighteen points. The 
Williams defen.se was superb as 
the noisy crowd was continually 



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play out the closing minutes. A- 
gainst the Purple second string, 
the Saxons were able to reduce 
the home team's margin. For this 
reason the final score of the game, 
73-67. does not give an accurate 
account of the Ephs' superiority. 

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Middlebury Finishes 
U.N.H. Tops Ephs For Third 



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Varsity Swimmers Lose Twice; 
Orange Surprises Ephs, 43 - 41; 
Colgate Wins in Close Contest 

.Saturday, Feb. 11 - TIk' \arsity swiuiiniuj; team this alteriioon 
wa.s narrowly delcated by a stroiiy and spirited Colgate .s(|uad. 
4S-3(1 l)eiore a capaeity erowd of rabid .swimnn'iif; fans. Tjii.s 
meet, tlie most e.veitiiijr o( tiie year for botli teams, was carried to 
tile filial relay after wliieh a delirioiislv bappv Red Raider S(|uad 
leaped into tlie pool to greet Bill (Jrolie wbeii he cliuclied the meet 
as aiieliormaii in a pool and college record-breaking race. 

The meet was the second loss in five tries for the E])li mer- 
men who yesterday lost to Syracuse 4.3-41 in another exciting meet. 
Dietz Tops Scorers 

IVte Dietz was high point man for Williams with easy wins 
in tlie 220 and 440. and the medley relay team of Pete Lewis, Hob 
Severance and Rill jenks provided the most thrilling - and clo.sest 
- will of tbe day for Williams, jenks sli])ped ahead at the finish 
to give the host team its hardest loss of tlie day. 

Several other races were so close that less than a hand's length 
separated the winner from his opponent. The .50, 100 and back- 
stroke were wins of this type for Colgate. 
(•riissniait W'iii.S' 

Uiister Cirossmaii l)etti'red his chief op]ioiieiit bv .7 of a ])oint, 
and Harry Huckley and Kred Corns ])ulled ahead for a vital second 
and third in the breaststroke which |)re\ciited C^olgate from pre- 
maturely clinching the meet. 

The meet today was preceded b\' an e(|iially close meet with 
Syracuse yesterday. The strongest .Syracuse team in several years, 
led b\' record-breaking |oii Buz/.ard. surprised the Epb.':. 

kirt (lardiier did his best time in the .50 so far with a 2.3.8. 
Pete Dietz came up with his usual distance wins, and hodi relay 
teams added \aluable points for the hard-pressed Ephmeii. Syra- 
cuse clinched the meet in a tight race for .second in the 21)0 breast- 
stroke. 



Williams Upsets Yale In Squash; 
Jones' Win Clinches 5-4 Triumph 

/)(/ Karl llirsluiuiii 

Friday, Feb. 10 - The Williams College s(|nash team turned 
in one of its biggest upsets in recent \ears bv defeating a highly 
touted Vale squad in a Frank Merriwell .5-4 finish. The Lasell 
S(|nash Courts were the scene of action for the Ifonseijartv crowd 
of several hundred who also watched the Yale freshmen rout an 
unseasoned Williams frosh team in a convincing 9-0 fashion. 

The Eph varsity, after drop]iing a heartbreaker to Army, and 
losing to both Princeton and Naxy, Hiiallv caini' through in the 
form which C^oach (JIarence C^haffee has lioijcd thev would. The 
Williams team plaved with a spirit and determination which was 
felt in the gallery in e\ery match. It was a diflicult task for the 
Vale ]ilayers to contend with seeming winners which were returned 
for placements, and this is exactly what was ha]5peuing through- 
out the afternoon. 

Jones' Wiu Decisive 

The odd numbered matches were plaved fir.st. and the Eph- 
mcn pulled out to a (|uick 4-1 ad\antage bv winning the first, third, 
fifth and seventh matches while only dropping the uninber nine 
contest. Here, Vale made a stand in the eyeii matches, and it aji- 
peared for a time as if they would win all four to insure an Eli 
victory. Tom [ones, playing in the number two match, finally se- 
cured a Williams triumph after being down two games to none, 
bv winning the next three in .spectacular fashion. 

Jones' Vale opponent. Eric Nleyer, junii^ed off to an earh' lead 
as he kept his shots dcei) in the corners and effectively kept con- 
trol of the T. The Ejili player was kept off balance and forced into 
numerous errors bv the severity and decciitivenes of Meyer's 
game, .\fter losing 1.5-(S and 18-15, (ones seemed to regain bis 
touch and played brilliantly to win the next game. 1.5-1. 
Stafford Scores 

After the intermission, the ])ressure was kejjt con.stautlv on 
Meyer, and he lost the fourth game. 1.5-7. to s(|uare the match at 
two-all. In the fifth and d<'ciding game. |oiies made some of the 
most .spectacular and thrilling gets of the afternoon as the match 
seesawed back and forth until 14 all. Here a match of one point 
was called and the Williams racquet man won to clinch a team 
victory. 

Ollic Stafford |ilayed the first match for Williams, and reg- 
i.stered a key upset as he \an(]uished Yale's ace Zimmerman bv a 
1.5-13. 15-13. 9-15. 15-5 score. Stafford's delicate shots and great 
depth proved the undoing of Zimmerman who tried ineffectively 
to counter with the same wea))ons. Scott Wood also woii an ini- 
pre.ssive victory at number 3. 15-S. 15-1. 11-15. 11-15. 1.5-12.' 

The other Williams winners were Rogers Southall who won 
in five games and Tom Shnlman who scoretl in three. Sam Eells, 
John Barton, Dick Ennis, and Bill Weaver made up the rest of the 
Eph squad. 



By Chet Lasell 

Sunday, Feb. 12 - Dartmouth 
College continued its dominance 
of Eastern collegiate .skiing as this 
afternoon, with the conclusion of 
two days of competition, it won 
the Williams Winter Carnival Ski 
Meet. By winning three out of six 
events and finishing no worse 
than third in the othei's, the In- 
dians beat out Middlebury, 582.99 
to 567.13. The University of New 
Hampshire placed third with 542. 
32 while Williams, the host team, 
was fourth on the strength of a 
523,46 point total. Harvard, Yale 
and UMass. took up the bottom 
three positions in that order. 

The outstanding all-around ski- 
er was Bill Smith, a Dartmouth 
sophomore from Pittsfield, who 
finished no lower than fourth in 
all events except the jump, where 
he was Uth, and thus won the 
coveted Skimeister award. Other 
victors were Pete Kirby, Dart- 
mouth captain, in the downhill, 
and Egil Stlgum, also of the Big 
Green, in the slalom and alpine 
combined. Dick Osgood of U.N.H. 
took the cross-country while his 
teammate Jon Riisnaes finished 
first in the jump and the nordic 
combined. 

Coach Walter Prager's Dart- 
mouth squad piled up its winning 
edge in yesterday's action as it 
dominated the alpine events. Fol- 
lowing Kirby in the downhill were 
Stigum and Smith in second and 
third, while Dave Harwood was 
16th. Middlebury had Frank Hurt 
In fourth along with Tom Burns, 
sixth. Pete Webber, tied for 11th, 
and captain Jack Beattie in 15th 
position. Captain Pete Clark, Jim 
Becket and Phil Palmedo finished 
seventh, eighth and ninth, and 
Chip Wright came in 20th for 
Williams. The winning time for 
this event was 1:16.0. The Indians 
took four of the top ten places 
in the slalom as after Stigum, who 
hurtled down the speedy Thunder- 
bolt Trail to win in 93.5. came 
Harwood in second. Smith tied foi 
third and Kirby in tenth. 

Today's cross-country event over 
the 9 mile Savoy State Forest 
course was won by Osgood in 
0:54.20. Twenty-eight seconds af- 
ter him came John Ceely of Dart- 
mouth with Pete Labeenpera of 
Middlebury placing third and 
Smith of Dartmouth coming in 
fourth. Pete Elbow finished fifth 
for Williams. New Hampshire, 
won this event by 97.29 over the 
Green's 96.61 and Middlebury's 
94.72. This afternoon's jump at 
Goodell Hollow saw Riisnaes edge 
Norm Cummings of Middlebury on 
his great second jump of 33.5. Sti- 
gum was third for Dartmouth but 
the Indians came in third to Mid- 
dlebury and U.N.H. Williams plac- 
ed fourth in this event. 



Eph Wrestlers Rally 
To Sink Coast Guard 



New London. Conn.. Saturday, 
Feb. 11 - This afternoon the Wil- 
liams wrestling team defeated a 
strong Coast Guard squad by the 
narrow margin of one point. 12- 
11. The meet was tied at the end 
of three matches, before the Eph- 
men won the next two to acquire 
a lead they never lost. 

John Evans opened the match 
for Williams in the 123-lb. class 
by losing a hard-fought 6-4 deci- 
sion to Moorehead. However, Ted 
McKee in the 130-lb. division put 
the Ephs into the lead by pinning 
Reg Ducote in the sensational 
time of 49 seconds of the first 
period. Jim Hutchinson was deci- 
sioned by Smith of Coast Guard to 
even the score, before Carter How- 
ard at 147 pinned Al Porker in the 
third period, and Dave Andrew 
followed with a decision over Hap 
Weaver to give Williams an 11-4 
lead. 

Carney Ties 

Pete Carney at 167 tied Taplln 
7-7. giving each team one point 
and assuring the Purple of vic- 
tory and Ted Baumgardner. 177, 
was decisioned by Captain Tom 
Roland of Coast Guard. In the 
unlimited class, Gene Sullivan was 
pinned by undefeated Don Der- 
ham. a freshman New England 
champion last year. This marks 
the third straight year that Wil- 
liams has beaten Coast Guard, 
and the Ephs now hold a 4-3 series 
lead. 



THE WILLIAMS HECORD, WEDNESDAY, KEBHUAHY 15, 1956 



Nominations For CC 
Rep's, Class Officers 



Clas.s ot iy5() 
2 Officers 

Tiuk Campbell — Caif^ovli', former |A, fiateriiitv president, 
I're.siileiil of College Band, Secretarv-Ticasnrei- of Soeial Oouneil, 
Seeretarv of Student .Activities Council, Honor Svsteni (.'onnniciee, 
(;olf Team. 

Tim ilaiian - Gargoyle, House President, (.'oininanJei- ol 
AFKOTC, C;o-captaiM of Foothall Team. 

Nathan .Meyerhoff — fXecntiNe Production Director v.i \\'.\1S 
woe, WCC, Williams C:()lle(;e Jewish Association, Deans !,is.. 

Phil Palmcdo — Gari^ovk' Pri'siilent. former ).\, (^iiaiiman ol 
Student Union C.'ounnittee, .Vdvt'rtisini; .Manai^cr of Kl'lviOHD. 
Hii.slness Manaj^er of Epli llaiulhook. Skiing 'I'eain, Soccer Teanr 

-\l() Preston - CJargovIe, HECOHD .Managing Iklitor, for- 
mer |A, fraternity \ ice-president. 

jiin Symons - WOC, WCC), WMS, House Secretar\' and \'ice- 
Presidcnt, Baskethall Team. 

Tom Vankns — Cla.ss President for three years, \'ice-Presi- 
dent of Honsc, Gaigoyle, former |.'V, Discipline (:ommittee. 

Price Zimmerman — Gargoyle, Phi Beta Kappa, Williams 
Lecture (^ounnittee, Washington Gladden Society. 

Class of 19.57 
2 Officers, S Heps. 

Bob .\pplefoid — Erosh Council, CaiJtain of Erosh Football, 
WCC Cabinet, Soph Council, St. John's \'estry. Football Team. 

Gerrv Beniis — Former Scci-etar\-Treasurer of Newman Club, 
[A, WCC, WOC, Secretary of Phi Sigma Kappa. 

Frank Dengel — WOC, [A, Member of College Clouncil for 
Soph and junior years, Frosli Football. Tennis Team, President 
Entry Reps. 

Dick Fearon — Member of C4>llege Council Soph year, \'ici'- 
Presitlent of Entr\ l^eps., \'ice-President of |.\'s. Discipline C;om- 
mittec, Ikiseball Team, Football Team. 

Dee Gardner — President of Erosh (Ilass, Member of College 
Council, ].\, \'arsity I^acrosse. 

Daye llilliard — J.\, fraternity president, Co-editor of 19.56 
Gal, I'rosh Football, Lacrosse Team. 

Pbil Lnnd(|uist — Frosb Basketball, Newman Club. 

Paul Phillips — fraternity yice-president, |.A, Chest Fmid Di- 
rector of WCX;, Lacrosse, Wrestling. 

John Pritchard - |A, Football Team, Track Team, C.\\\. 

Dick Repp - VVCC: Board, Discipline Connnittee, President 
of SojihoMiorc Class, \ice-President of Frosh CMass, |.\, Colleije 
Council. 

Bill Scoblc - Entry Rep., President of jA's, C;lee Club, Octet, 
Co-captain of Soccer Team, Track Team, Scpiash Team, Skiing 
Team. 

Robinson Wright - Frosli Football, Frosh Hockey, |A, Octet. 

Class of 1958 
2 Officers, 2 Reps. 

C;harles Dew — Frosb Council, So|)h C:ouncil, WOC, Dean's 
List. 

Stephen Frost — Frosh Comicil, C:o-cai)t. Erosh Soccer, Frosh 
hockey. Varsity Soccer, Soph C;ouncil. 

William Kaufman - Frosh and \'arsity Football, Cllee Club, 
Frosb Baseball, Freshman Octet. 

f. Spencer Jones — WOC, Erosh Skiing, Erosh GolL "Phimiey's 
Favorite Five", Band, Purple Knights, fraternity Secretary. 

•Thomas Kellogg - Gnl, Eph Williams Handbook, WOC, St. 
John's Vestry, Fi'osh and Varsity Track, (a-oss-country. Varsity 
Swimming, Dean" List. 

Jack Love — Sec. -Treasurer Sophomore Class, Football. 

I.ou Lustenburger — Purple Cow, Frosh Lacrosse and Wres- 
tling. Student Committee on Cut System, Student Union C:oni- 
mittee, Williams RECORD, Soph C:()uncil. Dean's List. 

Gerry L. Martin - F""rosh and Varsity Football, Frosh B-Ball, 
Frosb Council, WMS, WCC. 

Lairy L. Nilsen — President of Erosh Council. President of 
Freshman and Sophomore Classes, Frosh Soccer, Purple Clow, 
Dean's List. 

Karl Schoeller - Varsity Football, F>osh Football, Track, 
Flake Out Committee. 

Carl Vogt - Frosh Football, Basketball, Frosh Comicil, WMS, 
WCC. 

Jack.son Wright, Jr. - Dean's List, Frosh Council, Erosh and 
\'arsity Ski Teams, VVOC. 

Ted Wynne — Class Rep. to CC, College Council. Treasurer, 
Purple Cow. 

Class of 1959 
2 Officers, 1 Rep. 

Ross Baldessarini - Entry Representatiye, Dean's List. 

Hank Foltz - RECORD, Entry Reiiresentative, Vice-Presi- 
dent Erosh Council, Ero.sli Rep. to C-ollege Council. 

Ken Hanf - Asst. .Manager Glee Club, Choir, \VC;C, Dean's 
List, Lacro.sse, Frosli Octet. 

Bob Ilatclicr - Glee Club, Dean's List, Frosh Football, Frosh 
Wrestling. 

Jack Hylaud - Glee Club, Choir, Erosh Octet, CJominent, 
Dean's List, Frosh Soccer, Frosh Swimming. 

Dick Jackson - Entry Rep., WOC;. WCC, Frosh Football, 

Bruce Listernian — Entry Rep., Presitleut Frosh Council, 
Frosh Rep. to College Council, Frosh Football, 

Boh McAlaine - WOC, Newman Club, WCC, Frosh Football. 

Steye Saunders - Glee Club, Erosh Ooss Country, Frosh 
Skiing. 

Daye Skaff - RECORD, Entry Reji,, Sec-Treasurer Erosh 
Council. 

Palmer White - Frosb Football, Dean's List, RECORD Corn- 
pet. 



Houseparty 



VOTE 



Student Union Polls 
8:30 A.M. — 7:30 P.M. 

TOMORROW 
Thursday, February 16, 1956 




NEWS IN BRIEF 



Queen fondles Aries, shy KA 
mascot. 



excellent vocal music. The Honey 
Dreamers were originally schedul- 
ed to entertain, but due to an ill- 
ness were unable to come. Also 
in the intermission. Cozy Cole 
journeyed upstiuis and went 
■Stompin at the Savoy". The 
dance broke up at one, and many 
houses had keg parties to wind up 
the day. 

Cocktail Musir 

For those who roused in rh;' 
a.m. hours of Satui'day morning, 
thei'e was the Downhill .ski I'ace on 
Greylock, followed by the Slalom 
in the afternoon. Back at the Col- 
lege, a large crowd watched the 
Ephs defeat Amherst at the hockey 
link. Following tlie athletic e- 
vents, the houses once again be- 
came the focal point for informal 
cocktail parties. 

A capacity crowd saw the jazz 
concert, which featured the always 
great Stompers. the Professional 
All-Stars, and two vocal groups, 
the Bradford Taboos and the Mid- 
dlebury Dissipated Eight. The 
Queen results were announced 
then, and the AD's were judged 
winners in the snow sculpturing. 



AD's .Sculpture Winner 
Kiss". 



I'lie 



For the athletically inclined, tliere 
was skiing Satiuday night on 
Sheep Hill. 

Sunday meant recovery and de- 
parture for most, and the only 
events scheduled were the Cross- 
country ski event and Jumping at 
Goodell Hollow. 



Wyckoff . . . 

In dlscas.sing the major ways and 
places that one could obtain a 
position, Mr. Wyckoff referred to 
Paul Boynton's book "Six Way.s To 
Gel A Job." Two important places 
that one could look for a job are 
the Fedcnil and commercial agen- 
cies and especially the College 
Placement Bureau. 

Mr. W.vckoff also reviewed a 
Memorandum that had been hand- 
ed to all the seniors on how to act 
during an interview. He stres.sed 
sucli points as neatness, knowledge 
of the company and courleousness. 
He also suggested .some other read- 
ing material that would give such 
helpful hints. The meeting was 
clased with a very h.elpful question 
and answer period. 



Every Wi'tliiesday night (luring Lent there will he a short 
vice in the (Jlianel from 7; 15 to 7:'5(). Either Chaplain Cole m 
■. (.'handler will lead the seryices and give a very brief talk. ' 

.\ (larfield Club Stholaisliip Fund has been set up at Williams 1 
illege with a check for .$15, .500 ii'presenliiii^ the assets of lljc j 
11 Held Club, wliieh dissoKcd a lew years ago. .According to the I 
nliild (:luli .\huuni ('ouncil, represented by Prolessor .Antonio i 
l.aliiguera, chib laciiltv ad\ Isor. oiib' the iueoiiie Irorii the fniKJ 
he used hir scholarship pinposcs. I'lie principal will be held I 
the use of anv nndergradnale iioii-lialernity organi/atioi 
licli may be fouucU'd resemhlini; (he Gailield (Hub. 

The |imiu\' DePreist (Juiiitet from the Uiiiversitv of Peniisvl 
\aiii,i u'on llie ■[•'.astern ColU'i^iate |a// Cont<'St" sponsored by tin 
Miisii' Society ol .Aini'rica. The uiiiniiig ijionp wil appi'ar on tin 
Slesc Allen "Tonight " T\' show for lakliii; lirsl pri/c. Outslandiin.^ 
'inures in tlu' ja/./. world who jiidi;e<l the conli'sl named the "Sprint, 
Sireel Stompers" ruuiieiiip ami placed Vali's "Eli's Chosen Six' 
tliiril. The contest, covering live slates and reaching oue-half mil 
lion colegc students, was designed to (liseov<'r the outstandiiej 
college ja//. grou|) in the Ivist mid allord the i^riaip an opporliiiiih 
to gain recognition in lh<' iiuisie u'oild. 

o o 

'fwo i<'prescntali\<'s ol llu' Cornint; Glass Works, Hichard II 
Andrews and Russell II. While, will \isil Ihi' eaiiipns on Wedne^ 
day, February 15. to conduct eiuplox nii'iil iutei\i<'ws. "We ar 
always interested to talk with teehnii'alK' trained people, but \vi- 
are more au.sioiis to talk to liberal arts students, " Mr. .Andrews said , 

o o o 

Professor Bob It. Iloldren liilmcd lo a uronp ol Ecoiioiiiii ■, ' 
professors and students Thursdav e\eiiiun on the topic "Super- 
markets and .Siiperei^o: The Frustration ol ( iompetilion. " Mi. 
Holdreii recently couipli'ted a study ol eight supermarkets in An 
derson, Indiana. 



TIME' 



Truman administration : 

'For eighteen years, roly-poly 
George E. Allen bobbed around 
Wa.slungton like a pneumatic rub- 
ber hose.' lOct. 1«, 195UI 

But; 'Lust week . . . the Presi- 
dent I Eisenhower I chatted quietly 
with . . . golfing cliampion George 
E. Allen. Washington lawyer and 
friend of Presidents.' iDec. 14. 
I954I. 

Column on Presidency 

The ClilMSON editor found the 
weekly column on the Presidency 
most revealing of TIME'S tech- 
nique for: 'President Truman 
flapped open his leather notebook. 



and began in his usual flat tone tu 
read his me.s.sage to congress or 
the Stale of the Union. When h. 
fini.shed 4.') minules later, he hiiw 
made little news.' iJun. 21. 1952i 
But; 'President Eisenhower's 19.)."i 
State of the Union speech hail 
sweep and calm and balance;' 

The editor from Holyoke nov-, 
on to say that I'lME does not 
editorialize outright; it tells its 
ieade;s what the people tliink . . 
The question of whether a weekly '. 
has any more right than a daily 
to slant the reports in its new; 
columns is strongly weighed on 
the negative side by the very by- 
word of journalists, "accuracy". 



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For solution see paragraph 
below. 



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better because they're made of line tobacco that's 
TOASTED to taste better. Incidentally, matchless is 
the word for that Droodle, too; it's titled: Very short 
candle as seen by Lucky smoker about to light up. 
Touch a flame to a Lucky yourself. You'll call it the 
most glow-rious cigarette you ever smoked! 

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SATUHOAV, KKUHUAHY 18, 1956 



PRICK 10 CENTS 



Annual Midwinter Homecoming 
Attracts Many Alumni^ Parents; 
Secretary Hall Plans Weekend 

Satmilay, Kcl). 18 - VVitli 150 Aliiiiiiii and paii'iils rxpcctcd 
for tlic weekend, the 2(illi aijiiiuil Midwiuter Honieeomiii); moves 
into its seeond day today. The Uvelv projfrani was |)i-e|)ari'd by tlie 
Ahiinni Oil ice, nnder the direetioii of Charles li. Hall '15, Secre- 
tary ol the Society ol Ahnrini. 

The main event of the weekend's festivities, will be a stau 
Luncheon at 12; 15 p. m. today in liaxter Hall. The schedule will 
also he hii^blii^hted by several athk'tic contests and the nomination 

of candidates for an Alumni lYus-0 

tee. 



Father and .Son Luncheon 

Tlie Luncheon, which will take 
plaoe in the Upperclas.s Dining 
Room of Baxter Hall, is given for 
Alumni and their .sons. However, 
Mr. Hall has emphasized the fact 
that non-Williams fathers are also 
invited. 

DurlHK this meeting, various a- 
wards will be given to Alumni and 
students. President Baxter will a- 
ward the Rogerson Cup to an 
Alumnu.s who ha.s been outstand- 
ing during the past year In college 
affairs or in public life. The Wood 
Troph.v goe.s annualLv to the class 
with the highest percentage of 
contributors to the Alumni B\ind, 
and the Atwcll Trophy to the cla.ss 
which conti'ibutes the greatest to- 
tal amount to the Fund. These 
trophies will be presented by David 
B. Mathews '26, Chairman of the 
Fund — which this year netted a 
record breaking $222,934 from 
4,959 donors. 

Student Awards 

Two .student athletic awards 
win also be announced at the lun- 
cheon. These are the Belvedere 
Brooks Medal, won last year by 
Tim Hanan '56, and the Miles 
Fox Cup. The Belvedere Brooks 
Medal will be given to a member 
of the Football Team selected as 
the most valuable player of the 
1955 season. The Miles Fox Cup 
Is a similar award for soccer. 

Every year the representatives 
of the Regional Alumni Associa- 
tions and several members of the 
Executive Committee nominate 
five candidates for the position of 
Alumni Trustee. Sending in their 
ballots by mail, the Alumni elect 
one Trustee from these candidates 
to serve a five year terra of office 
with the regular Board of Ti-ustees. 
The nominating committee will 
meet for this purpose at 9 a.m. 
today in Jesup Hall. 

Sports Schedule 

This afternoon the athletic 
schedule will begin wltli a meet 
See Page 4, Col. 4 




Baxter Announces 
Cut Plan Redraft 



Faculty Group Considers 
Ideas From Gargoyle 



Mr. Charles B. Hall '15, Secre- 
tary of the Society of Alumni. 



HOMECOMING 
SCHEDULE 



Friday - 8 p.m. — Meeting of Ex- 
ecutive Committee of the Society 
of Alumni 

.Saturday 12:15 p.m. Stag 

Luncheon for Alumni, Fathers and 
Sons 

2 p.m. — Freshman swimming a- 
galnst Deerfield 

2; 30 p.m. — Freshman wrestling 
against Kent 

3:15 p.m. — Varsity hockey a- 
gainst Tufts 

6:30 p.m. — Freshman basketball 
against Amherst 

Sunday - 10 a.m.— Committee 
on the Alumni House Meeting 

11 a.m. — Chapel Service 

Saturday and Monday Classes 
are open at all times to parents 
and alumni. 

Fraternity Cocktail Parties for 
visiting alumni are held on Fri- 
day and Saturday. 



Wednesday, Feb. 15 - President 
Baxter announced today that the 
Faculty Committee on Cuts has 
withdrawn its earlier recommen- 
dations for further study. The 
faculty group will attempt a re- 
draft of their proposals next week. 
Full consideration will be given 
to the cut report by the Gargoyle 
Society and the studies of other 
student committees. 

The Gargoyle committee enu- 
merated three principal objections 
against the faculty plan when it 
presented its own report early in 
January. The first objection was 
against the plan which allowed 
a student to go through an entire 
term before he was checked. In 
the second place, Gargoyle opposed 
as "incongruous" the faculty-pro- 
posed penalty of an extra course 
imposed on a student who dealt 
irresponsibly with his cuts. The 
thiid protest .said that "a violation 
carries all the way through a stu- 
dent's college career" under the 
faculty propo.sal. 



Exhibition In Library 
Shows Forger's Art 



Saturday, Feb. 18 - "Fakes, 
Phonies, and Facsimiles, An Ex- 
hibition of Books That Are Not 
What They Seem" is the subject 
of the exhibition now on display 
in the Chapin Library of Wil- 
liams College. The outstanding 
exhibit is an artificial first edi- 
tion of Elizabeth Barrett 
Browning's "Sonnets from the 
Portuguese", which was valued 
at $1200 before it was exposed. 
Other examples of the forger's 
art include a copy of the Span- 
ish edition of a pamphlet by 
Columbus announcing the dis- 
covery of America, a portrait of 
Shakespeare, and a letter from 
Jesus Christ. Some of these 
forgeries were done with the 
intent to deceive, while others 
are honest reproductions, but 
all of them have succeeded in 
fooling many people. 

Also on exhibition in the li- 
brary are a group of early edi- 
tions of the classics. Many of 
these editions were printed be- 
fore 1500 A.D. 



English Department Settles New Honors Program; 
Candidates To Choose Thesis or Senior Seminars 



Editor's note: 

Last nccemher the Wmtaim Col- 
lenv Curriculum Commiltcc ammuuc- 
cd that a new hnmirs jjmgrrtiii had 
been set up. desiftned to he flexdjic 
and udaptahlc to the iweds of all 
departments. Four alterniilive routes 
were outlined Inj which a .iludcnt 
mi^ht obtain a dcitree witli homrs, 
and it was left iij) (" llie discretion 
of the individual departments as to 
which route or routes were be.il suit- 
ed to its particular needs. 

Since this announcement (see the 
December 7 issue of the RECORD) 
the various departments have arrant:ed 
their pronrams. and all of the pro- 
KTam.s have received faculty appro 
val. /n an effort to acquaint the stu- 
dent body tcith the new system, the 
RECORD will run a series of de- 
tailed articles describinn how the new 
system affects honors candidates in 
each couise. In tliLi issue the English 
department will be discussed. 

According to Professor Robert 
Allen, during the past two years 
the English Department has, in a 
sense, anticipated the new honors 
program. Rather than having the 
honors candidate spend two years 
writing a thesis, he has been re- 
quired to attend two seminars In 
his Junior year, and then devote 
his entire Senior year to the pre- 
paration of a thesis on a specific 
topic. Under the new system, how- 
ever, candidates for English hon- 
ors have two choices open to them; 
they may follow the previous de- 



partmental program, or they may 
participate in two more honors 
seminars in their Senior year, ra- 
ther than writing a thesis. 

Beginning next fall, candidates 
for English honors in the Class of 
1958 will be enrolled in English 
SlOl (the "S" stands for "seminar 
course"). This course is an "in- 
troduction to various approaches 
to the study of literature" and will 
be "required of and limited to 
candidates for honors in English". 
The prerequisite for this course is 
English 3-4. Normally, the regular 
5-6 sequence course will also be 
taken in the Junior year. 
Two Choices for Second Semester 

The honors student in the Class 
of '58 has his choice of two hon- 
ors .seminars in the second se- 
mester. He may elect English S104, 
which delves deeply into English 
Comedy, or he may choose English 
sue. The latter is entitled "Mas- 
ters of Prose Fiction" and Is a 
study of romance, realism, and sa- 
tire before 1740. These seminars 
will not be offered in the 1957- 
1958 school year, but three other 
honors seminars will be given in- 
stead. 

Having completed the required 
two semesters of seminars, the 
honors candidate may choose his 
course of action for the Senior 
year. Those who wish to continue 
honors study by the seminar me- 
thod may enroll for two more hon- 



ors seminars. This program is de- 
signed for the student who wishes 
to broaden his literary backgroimd 
rather than doing specialized.work. 
Senior Year Alternatives 

There are three different semi- 
nars to choose from in each se- 
mester of the senior year. Stu- 
dents who follow this pattei'n must 
take a special honors examination 
at the end of the year. The exam 
will cover not only the material in 
all of the regular sequence courses, 
of the major, but material from 
the four honors seminars as well. 
Total writing time will be seven 
hours, divided into convenient por- 
tions. 

Seniors who wish to specialize 
may follow the existing depart- 
mental program, that of taking 
English 103-104, in which a thesis 
is written under the guidance of 
a member ol the department. Hon- 
ors candidates should, if possible, 
elect in the second semester of the 
Junior year a seminar dealing with 
the subject on which they wish to 
write a thesis. The honors thesis 
replaces part of the final honors 
examination, so that total writing 
time is only four hours. It should 
be remembered that which ever 
plan the honors candidate selects, 
he must take English 19-20 in his 
senior year. 

Present Juniors Are Affected 

English majors in the Class of 
See Page 4. Col, 1 



Yankus, Palmedo Score 
Victories in C. C. Voting 




Repp Re-elected As 
Junior Class Prexy 

Nilsen, Listerman Head 

Soph, Frosh Classes 



Tom Yankus 



Dick Repp 




Larry Nilsen 



Bruce Li.«iterTnan 



Alpha Delt; Betes, KA, Phi Gam, Psi U; 
Theta Delt, Zetes Choose 1956 Officers 

Friday, Feb. 17 - After annoinicements of election results 
from four fraternities late last night, a total of seven houses had 
determined their 1956 slates last week. 

These were: ,\lpha Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Alpha, 
Phi Gamma Delta. Psi Upsilon, Theta Delta Chi, and Zeta Psi. 

Alplm Delta Phi 
Football and baseball player Dick Fearon, '57, was chosen 
piesident of AD. Currently vice president of the JA's, Fearon 
has been on the collej^e coimcil for three years. The .\lpha Delts 
elected Bob Leinbach, '57, vice president, and Frank Dengel, '57, 
and Charlie Gilchrist '58, Secretaries. 



Thursday, Feb. 16 - In an elec- 
tion attended by seventy-five per 
cent of the Williams student body 
fourteen men were chosen to fill 
positions on the 1956-57 College 
Council. They were Tom Yankus 
and Phil Palmedo, both seniors; 
and Dick Repp, Frank Dengel, 
Dick Fearon, Bill Scoble and Dee 
Gardner from the junior class. 
The sophomores elected Larry 
Nilsen, Jack Love, Whitey Kauf- 
man, and Ted Wynn, while the 
freshmen gave majority votes to 
Bruce Listerman, Dick Jackson, 
and Hank Foltz. Of the incum- 
bents, all but three have served 
on the Council before. 

The most significant fact of the 
election was the increase in the 
electorate. Three-fourths of the 
student body tui'ned up at the 
Student Union polls. Only fifty 
per cent voted last year. The fresh- 
men pulled the most unprecedent- 
ed surprise. With the aid of an 
absentee ballot from the infirmary 
the class gained the magic goal 
of 100 per cent voting. The jim- 
iors and seniors proved apathetic 
with sixty-six arrt fifty-two per 
cent votes respectively. 
■Voting Close 

The top three freshmen won 
with substantial pluralities. The 
sophomore candidates came 
through on slimmer margins in the 
last two offices. The same was the 
case in the junior class. In the 
senior balloting, the winners were 
fairly well ahead of the field. 

Senior president Yankus won 
that office for the fourth time 
in his college career. A DU, he is 
a member of Gargoyle, a former 
JA, and Vice-President of his 
house. Palmedo, elected Secretary- 
Treasurer, is a member ol St. 
Anthony Hall, President of Gar- 
goyle, a former JA, Advertising 
Manager of the RECORD, and 
is on the skiing and soccer teams. 

Repp, re-elected again as Jun- 
ior president, is a Beta Theta Pi, 
See Page 4, Col. 5 



Beta Theta Pi 

The Betes chose Dick Repp '57, 
pi-esident. Repp — also a JA — has 
been class president for the past 
two years and plays varsity soc- 
cer. Dick Oilman '57, was named 
vice-president; Don Smith '57, 
treasurer; and sophomore Karl 
Hirshman secretary. 

Kappa Alpha 

The Kap house announced after 
midnight last night that former 
treasurer Sandy McOmber '57, is 
theii- 1956 president. Active in the 
woe and a JA, McOniber is busi- 
ness manager of the RECORD 
and has been on the swimming 
team. Chosen vice-presidents were 
Dick Flood '57, and Don Becker 
'57. Chairman of the recent Win- 
ter Carnival, Bill Martin '57, was 
elected secretary, and sophomore 
Dave Wood '58, treasurer. 
Phi Gamma Delta 

The Phi Gam house chose Tra- 
vel Bureau Vice-president Jim 
Smith '57, president for this year. 
Active on the RECORD and in 
the WCC, Smith has played foot- 
ball and lacrosse. Other new Phi 
Gam officers are: secretaries Bob 
Lombino '57, and John Jakubow- 
skl '57; treasurer Prank Moore '57; 
and historian Tex Vogt '58. 
Psi Vpsilon 

Ben Wooding '57, chosen pre- 
sident of Psi U, has been a mem- 
ber of the glee club and choir. 
Elected vice-presidents were Jun- 
ior Adviser Duke McCausland and 
tennis and squash player Bob 
Ohmes '57. Other Psi U officers 
are secretaries Spence Jones '58, 
and Howie Abbot '58; treasurer 
Medee Dean '58. 

See Page 4, Col. 2 



Shawmen Play Host To Amherst 
In Important Little Three Contest 



by Barry Holt 

Saturday. Feb. 18 - Tlie Sabrinas of Amherst College invade 
Lasell Gymnasium tonight to encounter the Williams varsity bas- 
ketball team before a large Winter Homecoming crowd. This will 
be the second Little Three contest for each school, both squads 
having beaten Wesleyan. In two meetings with the Sabrinas last 
season. Williams won one and lost one but went on to win the 
Little Three crown with a record of .3-1. After losing to the Purple 
and White team down at Amherst last season, the Ephs set back 
the Sabrinas at home in one of the most exciting games of the year. 

.Amherst's 1955-1956 basketball team is led by Captain Doug 
Hawkins who is cmrentiv averaging 15 points a game. A tre- 
mendous rebounder- at his center position, he is a definite threat 
to the Williams offensive attack. Dick Anderson will start at one 
forward with Sojihomore Bill Warren at the other. Warren is the 
high scorer for the visitors, averaging over 18 points a game. At 
tlie guard positions for .\mherst will be Biff Knight and Phil Has- 
tings. .'Mso likely to see a good deal of action are Hank Pearsall 
and Dick Jenkins. 

Amherst Has Fitie Defense 
Although the ,\mherst team's record of 11 wins against 6 de- 
feats is not particularly impressive. Coach Rick Wilson's aggrega- 
tion will be the shght favorites tonight in view of their sensational 
99-55 victory over the Cardinals of Wesleyan last Saturday night. 
The Sabrinas have played very tough competition and for this rea- 
son their record does not give a true picture of their strength. As 
a squad, the visitors have held their opponents to an average of 
less than 60 points a game while scoring over 70 themselves. Am- 
herst ranks quite high nationally among small colleges in defense. 
Their pressure defense tries to keep the opposition from moving the 
ball past mid-court. 

See Pftge 3, Col. 6 



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Editorial 

Examination Reprieve 

At their )ami;ifv fitli mc'ctiiijr, tlic Collet' Council iiiiani- 
nioiislv appioNod the 'riiicc Dav Ui'aclinj; Plan piosi'iilfd bv I'l'il 
Wviiii, Spccificallv, the i(\sr)ltitioii reads: "That the present e\a- 
iiiiiiatioii period he extended to include: 1- .\ three dav readiiii^ 
period before examinations, 2- A more nsehil semester break when 
exainiiiatioiis are ended. For example, shoidd classes eiul on Sat- 
urday, exainiiiations should not begin initil the folluwinn Wed- 
iicsda)' instead ot the follovvinfr Monday as woidd be the ease 
under the present svsti'ni. 

So far the only objection to the proposal is that the jilan will 
not encourage the "CJentlenien C ' student to any new endeaNor. 
Needless to say, it is \cry possil)le that some Williams men will 
not take advantage of the three day reading |)eriod and will ins- 
stead consider it a vacation prior to the one after exams. llowe\i'r. 
as valid as tins arginnent may be, it hardiv justifies neglecting 
the rest of the student body. 

Under the jiresent system, most students are coinpelled to 
face their exains on a day to day basis seldom content with tiie 
extent of their preparation and therefore, often dissappointe;l 
with their residts. Three additional davs would be considered a 
blessing. Since this plan has receivetl uiianinrons support from the 
CC and tentative support from the Dean and the Registrar, the 
Record is convinced that the VVynn Proposal heartedly deser\'es 
the serious consideration of the faculty, administration and trus- 
tees. We, in fact, are hopeful that the plan will go into effect in 
19.36-57. 



PERSONAL SLANT 



hi/ Tom DcLoiifi 



The music room of the library's new addition now imder con- 
struction shows promise of reviving interest in modern contem- 
porary music at Williams College. This expanding area of music 
has been neglected and ignored while the extremes, the .Spring 
Street Stonipers, and the favored classics of the Music Department, 
have shared the limelight. 

.Since 19.37 when Paul Whitenian donated his valuable col- 
lection of original manu.scripts, orchestrations, and recordings to 
the college, proper recognition and exhibition have not been ac- 
corded to tliis gift. Original recordings of the Whiteman Orches- 
tra of the 192()'s and '.3()'s have become a distinct part of American 
music. Wliiteman's techniques and arrangements have formed a 
basis ainong many distinguished composers. Yet few on the Wil- 
liams campus are aware of the availability of the .several hundred 
Whiteman records, which include works composed bv George 
Gershnian, Morton Goidd, Ferde CJrofe and Clole Porter. They 
haw been literally buried in the library phonograph collection. 
The original nianuscriiits and arrangements together with other 
Whiteman memorabilia are almost secretively preserved in a back 
room of the College Chapel. Because of a lack of interest, as well 
as ignorance of the collection, a large part of the material has been 
out on loan. The tlhapel basement has become a sanctuary h)r the 
remains of Eph Williams. Let us hope that we ha\e no further 
burials, hnnian or otherwise, in college buildings. 

The |)urpose of Wliiteman's gift was to cultivate an interest 
in .\inerican music. This best can be achie cd by a inusie room 
with facilities to display, study, and enjoy the Whiteman collection 
as well as all types of music. It is hoped that such a room will be 
a stimulus in reviving an interest in the field of music. 



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An Opinion on Rushing 

hi) joe Alhrif^lil 

It is high time for everybody to do some serious thinking about 
our dirty rusliing problem. Lei us face facts ■ every year it gets 
worse instead of bttlei. In 19,5.5 al least eight out of oui 15 houses 
hioke the rushing code. \V<' are forced to wonder whether ne.xt 
year th<' figinc will not be eight, but ten or 12 or excn 15. If the 
responsible people do not fritter away the next three months, there 
is enough time to find a good solution to the problem, lint the 
time to sweat it out is now, not next October. 

Immediately after rushing last Septembei, the Social (,'ouncil 
ofleri'd a dramatic deal to the fraternities. Kaeh house was invited 
CO admit they had dirt\- rirshed. If they conlessed volnntarily, 
tl.ere would be no further (|iiestions and the punishment would 
be just ;i $301) fine. .VclualK' this took all the sting out of the rule- 
i)( ok punishment, which consists of social probation for two 
months, loss of pli-dges and the fine. l''.ight of the 15 houses tinned 
Ihemselves in. 

The (m Dollar Deal 

Disiegarding legal and e\en ethical issues, this $3(H) deal was 
cerlainly a step forward. First, not everyone had reali/.etl that dirty 
rushing was (|uite so wides|)read. The sliock of knowing that a ma- 
jority of the houses broke the rules may force the right people to 
take action. Second and probably most important, it relieved much 
intt'r-house suspicion and backbiting. 

The .$300 deal may not have shown enough foresight. It cre- 
ates a ticklish situation for next year. If the houses figure that 
tliey will again he able to whitewash their illegal actions by pay- 
in;' $'^()(), there will be more dirty nisliing than ever before. From 
a slrielly financial viewpoint, it is clearly feasible to kick in $.300 
for a full pledge class. 

I'iiic Mcam Liltle To Houses 

II by dirty rushing, the house .secures just one more pledge, 
this one pledge will pay the fini> many times ()\er in his three 
years in the house, .\ctnallv one big weekend can cost a house 
$300 or more. What is even more frnstrating is that in nearly all 
cases the dirty rushing fines were p;iid by fraternity alumni and 
|)arents. Thus the penalty never touches the guilty individuals. 

Well then, what can be done to improve the system for the 
Class ol '5^)? There is one answer brewing in high circles which 
to us is one of the grimmest, most cynical ideas yet tlevi.sed. One 
spokesman has expressed it as follows, "What they should do is 
remo\e fill rushing rules. Then there could be no such thing as 
diri\' rushing." 

Ostricli-Likc Psijcholoffj? 

I'"irst of all, in practice it is clearly impossible to remove "all" 
rules about rnsliiiig. Or would you allow the fraternities to cajole 
the freshmen b\' means of champagne, sirloin, and sex':' Would 
yon permit the 1.5 houses to slander each other freely':' These anil 
a lujst ol other nasty situations could arise without any rules at all. 

Supposing that some of the rules were rela.xed, would that 
help':' Specifically, .some people are advocating the legitimacy of 
])ackage deals and free communications about pledging during 
the freshman year. It seems to us that this theory is all wet. .'\ny 
relaxation ol the rules at this time would be wrong. To relax the 
rules is to admit defeat. .\iid jnst think how unpleasant it would be. 
For it would amount to a rush week that lasted a full year — 
hardly a pleasant prospect, either for the freshmen or the fraternity. 

What Can He Done 

This year at least eight houses broke the rushing rules, under 
tlic threat oi two months of social probation, a fine, and loss of 
pledges. It is ol)\ ions that siinii' stiffer penalty should be devised. 
The difficulty is that dirty rushing is nearly a perfect crime. This 
year it would ha\e taken an army of Pinkertons to prove dirtv 
rushing, if the houses had chosen to deny it. 

One solution comes to mind. This is a desperate measure, 
and it cannot be tbouglit of lightly. Hnshiiig cotdd be put under the 
honor .system code. Spccificallv, everyone should sign a pledge after 
rushing, not before. Then it would he just as dishonorable to 
dirty rush as it is to cheat on an exam. The penalty could he just 
as stiff as well. Not only would individuals he less likely to dirtv 
rnsh, hilt also the freshmen would more likely be disgusted by 
it. if it were made a matter of honor. 

One Mure Possibiliti/ 

There is one more solution. This one we tend to trust more 
than the last one. It is. (|uite simply, to move rushing back to Feb- 
ruary. It takes the houses a certain amount of time to figure out 
whom they would like to dirty rush. If rushing were in February, 
the bouses would literally not have enough time to mobilize tbeir 
dirty ni.shing cainpagnes. This .sounds ridiculous at first. But re- 
member, and this is clinically proven, that .'\mlierst has February 
rnshing and they are not plagued hv dirty ru.shing. 

There is another side to the coin. If rushing were moxcd back 
to freshman year, it would ea.se the financial strain on the houses. 
With foui- classes, each house would have nearly 60 members, 
whereas now they have around 4.5. Due to wholesale buying of 
food, etc. a house cannot operate efficiently much below 4() mem- 
hers. Losing a pledge class with four-class rushing is not desirable, 
hut in three-class rusliing it can spell financial diaster. Thus there 
is much more pressure to dirtv rush under the deferred plan. 

Opposition To I'vcshinaii Hi(.s7iiiig. 

The problem of moving mshing back affords no pat answers 
Oiu- can cite several other arguments for it — namely the preven- 
tion of house stratification and the increased social benefits to the 
freshmen. But there are some ajjjiaient drawbacks, too. Last y<!ar 
when President Baxter tinned down the Ad Hoc Committee |ieti- 
tion for freshman rushing, he cited three reasons why at that time 
rushing could not be moved back. 

First, he h'lt that his new system deserved a fair trial. It has 
now had its fair trial; we helie\e on the basis of the widespread 
dirty rushing that the new system has jiroved to be impractical. 

Second, he insisted that the new Student Union would go to 
waste if the fiesbmen were in fraternities. This is a valid point. 



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/«/ Tom DeLimji, 



VV.\LDFN 
■TIIK .\F1UCAN LION", a Walt Disney production - Today 
"TIIK TUOIIBI.K WITH IIAHHV" with Kdmund (Jwenn, John 

I'orsythe, Shirley MacLaine - Sunday and Monday 
"TlIF FOUItPO.STFH" with Hex Harrison ami Lili I'almer, and 
"THE HAPPY TIMK' with Charles Uoyer, Linda Christian 
and Louis |ourdan - Tuestlay and Wednesday 

PAUAMOU.NT 
"FOHFVF.H DAHI.INC: " with Lucille Hall, Desi Arua/ and jaines 
Ma.son, and "TIIFV WHO UAltl''." with Dick Hogarde - Toda> 
"TIIK SQUAIiK JUNGLE" with Tony Curtis and Krnest Horgnine, 
and 'HIDDEN GUNS" with Bruce Beiuiett - Sunday thru 
Tuesday 
"THE LAST HUNT" with Bobert Taylor and Stewart (;rainger. 
and "TIUCK THE MAN DOWN'' with Kent Taylor and 
Petula Clark - Wednesday thru Saturday 

MOHAWK 
"THE HOUSTON STOHV" with C;ene Barry and l^lward Arnokl, 

and "INSIDE DETHOII"' with Dennis OKeele and Pat O' 

Brien - Today 
"LAWLESS STREET" with Biindolph .Scott and Angela Lansbury. 

and "CROOKED WEBB" with Frank Lovejoy - Sunday 

thru Tuesday 
"RANSOM" with Glenn Ford and Donna Heed - Wednesday thru 

Saturday 

CAPITAL, PITTS. 
"DARK VENTURE" with John Calvin - I'oday thru luesday 
"SONG OF THE SOUTH", a Walt Disney production with Bobby 
Driscoll and Luaiui Patten - Wednesday thru Tnes. ( Feb 28) 

Alfred Hitchcock's "THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY" is the 
latest from the master of the mystery thriller. .Mthongh this one 
lacks the iiereiinial Hitchcock star, Grace KelK'. the mo\ie still has 
Vistavision, Technicolor and ICdmund Gwemi. The plot's not to be 
confused with the song of the same title. IIarr\' is not a piano player 
but a corp.se that people can't let alone. 

Newcomer Shirle\- MacLaine, icci'iitly seen with .Martin and 
Lewis in ".\rtists and Models ", steals most of fhi' scenes from such 
veterans as Gwenn. )ohn I'orsythe and Mildifd Natwick. and 
shows promise of becoming one ol lilmdom s lc;iding eomediemies. 

o e a 

Gleim I'ord returns to the siKer scieeu in "H.VNSOM" with a 
new problem. .After portraying a harrassed teacher in a hardened 
lum district school in "Blackboard |nngle". and struggling with 
('oinmunist inliltr;ition in the courts in "Trial . he |)lays the lather 
of a kidnapped son. I'oid, however, decides not to play ball with 
the kidnappers ami raises the half million dollar ransom as a re- 
ward h)r their capture if the child is not turned lose unharmed. 
New difficulties arise as newspapers, newscasters, and angry 
mobs denounce his de '::ioii. Even his wife (Donna Reed) leaves 
him. How l'"ord solves his dilemma turns out to be lairly conven- 
tional, but the film's basic theme leaves much food for thought. 



However, we feel that a suitable compromise can be worked out. 
whereby the freshmen could eat onK- two of their meals per week 
in their houses. 

President Baxter's third point is that detr'rred rushing creates 
cla.ss unity. Utuler our plan, the freshmen would eat 19 meals a 
week together. This seems to point to nearly as much iinitv as 21. 
Even .so, theie is serious doubt whether class spirit actually does 
get strimger during the second seuu'ster. During the past two 
years, the temlencv has been to break up into cliques rather than 
to unite. There are team cli(|ucs. I'litrv cliiiues. dining room eliipies. 
We admit that these divisions are mori' plastic th;in the (Jreek let- 
ter clicjues; hut .somehow the word fraternity has a nicer .sound 
than the word cli(|ue. 




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Eph Squash Team Routs Indians; 
Stafford Leads Squad To SI Win 

hti Karl llinhman 
Tiicsilay, Ffli. 14 - The Wllliuins Colli'Ke s<iuash ti'iiiii defeat- 
ed Dartinoiitli todav at Hanover by a Loiiviiieiiin 8-1 score. Tl 
toiy eoiniiij; attc-i last week's upset of a favored Yale s()ua( 
tiially assures Williams of a wiuniiij; record and another 
ranking in inti'reolleHiate circles. The frosli s(|uash team dropped 
a match today to a Deerfield s(|uad of veteran players by a simi- 
lar 8-1 score. 

The Kph varsity never gave their 0. . __^ 

opponents a chance to get .started 

Muirmen Invade 
Polar Bear Lair 
Missing Two Stars 

Outlook Remains Bright 
Despite Key Absences 
Of Grossman, Lewis 



as they effectively put back all 
the efforts which Dartmouth 
could muster. OlUe Stafford, the 
Williams first man, turned In the 
most Impressive victory of the 
day as he completely routed the 
Indians' highly touted veteran 
Wald In three quick games. Staf- 
ford's drop shots and deep cor- 
ners proved to be the deciding fac- 
tor as he ran out the match, 15- 
10, 15-8, and 15-13. 

Barton Loses 

Tom Jones at second position 
continued In his winning ways by 
wlrmlng in 4 fairly close games, 
16-7, 13-15, 18-14, and 15-7. Jones 
combined great speed and an ac- 
curate touch to run out the match 
after a streak of careless play had 
cost him the loss of the second 
game. Counting last week's close 
victory over his Yale opponent, 
Jones has the best won and loss 
record on the team with only a 
single loss to Navy. 

Scott Wood, Sam Eells, and Ro- 
gers Southall all won their next 
matches to bring the score to five 
to nothing and clinched the 
match for Williams. Eells was the 
only player who experienced any 
difficulty as he won his match 
after dropping both the first and 
fourth games. John Barton, co- 
captain of the squad, was the only 
Eph to lose. He dropped his 
match by a 16-14, 16-15 and 15- 
10 score. 

Williams Runs Out Matcli 

Tom Shulman, Dick Ennis, and 
Dooales Weaver ran out the re- 
maining matches for Williams In 
a convincing fashion to give the 
Ephs the final victory. On Thurs- 
day, the Ephmen journey to Hart- 
ford, Connecticut to take on the 
Hartford Raquets Club in what 
promises to be a tough match. 

The Williams Ireshmen were 
swamped by their more experi- 
enced Deerfield opponents in the 
Lasell squash courts. The visitors 
won all the matches except the 
number nine contest in which Mike 
Baring-Gould beat Bradley, 6-15, 
15-4, 12-15, 15-6, and 15-10. 



Coach Coombs' Five 
Downs Siena Frosh 



Purple Height Advantage 
Gains 77-66 Victory 



By Sandy Murray 

Saturday, Feb. IB - Ace diver 
Buster Grossman and Williams' 
best backstroker, Pete Lewis, re- 
main behind to take law exams as 
the varsity swim team Journeys 
to Brunswick, Maine today to take 
on the Polar Bears of Bowdoln. 
Coach Bob Mulr Is optimistic, how- 
ever, and predicts the Ephs' fourth 
victory against two losses despite 
the weakened condition of his 
squad. Bowdoln was beaten re- 
cently by the University of Conn- 
ecticut, the same team which the 
Muirmen trounced last month. 

With Lewis out, Evan Williams 
will cari-y the Purple's hopes In 
the backstroke while Bob Jones 
will take over Grossman's number 
one spot in the dive. Swimming 
In the 150-yard relay will be Fred 
Corns and Bob Severance. The 
300-yard medley relay team will 
consist of Williams, Severance and 
Bill Jenks. Severance and Jenks 
will also swim in the 400-yard 
freestyle relay along with Pete 
Dietz and Klrt Gardner. 

Dietz for Distance 

Dletz and Tony Brockelman will 
compete in the 440 and 220-yard 
freestyle events with Severance 
also entering the 440. In the 
sprints it will be Cn-captalns Kirt 
Gardner and Bill Jenks going In 
the 100 and Gardner and Bruno 
Quinson in the 50-yard freestyle. 

Looking past the Bowdoln con- 
test. Coach Muir sees a good 
chance for Williams victories in 
the remaining meets against Wes- 
leyan and Amherst climaxed by a 
win in the New Englands at M.I.T. 
on March 16. 



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Wednesday. Feb. 15 - The Wil- 
liams freshman basketball team 
defeated the Siena yearlings, 77- 
66 tonight in Lasell Gym. Wil- 
liams led throughout the game 
against the shorter Siena team, 
but hustle and alert play kept the 
visitors always in contention. 

The Ephs jumped off to an early 
lead and led by fifteen points at 
one time, before Siena cut the 
margin to three early In the sec- 
ond quarter. Williams then ral- 
lied to lead again by fifteen at 
halftime, 44-29. In the second half 
Siena never came closer than nine 
points, as the Ephmen coasted to 
their ninth victory of the season 
against only two defeats. 

Control Boards 

Balanced scoring highlighted 
Williams attack, as all five starters 
scored in double figures. Jeff Mor- 
ton, Bob Parker, and Pete Will- 
mott each collected 16 points to 
pace the Ephs, while Bill Hedeman 
scored 14 and Phil Brown netted 
13. 

Brown led the team in rebounds 
with 16, as Coach Coomb's taller 
squad controlled the backboards. 
Co-captain Joe Weaver was high 
point man for Siena with 22 
points, and his deadly shooting 
paced the attack of the visitors 
from Albany, N.Y. 



Jeffs Favored In Tonight's Fray; 
Hawkins, Warren Lead Sabrinas; 
Jensen, Buss Pace Eph Scorers 




Harvard Crushes 
Eph Sextet, 10 ■ 3 

Cleary Leads Team 
With Three Goals 



Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 14 - The 
Williams hockey team met a 
strong Harvard six, currently lead- 
ing the Ivy League, here this af- 
ternoon on the Watson Rink and 
came away the victim of a 10-3 
drubbing. After playing inspired 
hockey for the first two periods, 
when the home team led by only 
3-2, the Ephs fell apart in the final 
session as the Crimson scored 7 
times. Goalie Dick Marr was out- 
standing for the losers, stopping 
46 shots, of which 20 came in 
the second period. 

In losing its fifth game against 
four wins, Williams scored first 
when Dave Cook slipped the puck 
by all-league goalie Chuck Flynn 
with only 44 seconds gone. Har- 
vard tied it up at 12:04 when Bob 
Cleary beat Marr on passes from 
O'Malley and Noyes. 

Man's sensational saves In the 
second period kept the Harvard 
lead down to only one goal. Bob 
Little and Cleary registered for 
the winners and Doug Poole, at 
17:19, scored for the Ephs on a 
pass from defenseman Rick Dris- 
coll. After Cleary put the puck by 
Man- for the third time at 3:24 
of the last period, Pete Summers, 
Mario Cell, and Dan Ullyot and 
Joe Crehore, twice, all scored to 
turn the game into a rout. De- 
fenseman George Welles tallied 
the only Eph third period goal, 
unassisted, at 7:32. 



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Co-Captains Buss and Jensen lead Purple against Sabrinas to- 
nicht at Lasell Gym. 

Varsity Quintet Nips RPI, 63 - 59; 
Shipley, Jensen Lead Eph Attack 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Accurate foul shooting on the part of 
the Williams basketball team s]5elled the difference between vic- 
tory and defeat as the Ephmen came from behind to nip a sin- 
prisingly stronj; RPI squad, 63-.59. in a game plaved last night at 
Troy. KPI caged twenty-si.\ field goals to but twentv-two for Wil- 
liams but Williams out.scored HPl 19-7 from the foul line. 

HPI gained an imposing eleven point lead in the first quarter 

Oas the Engineers went out in front 

25-14. WiUlams managed to re- 



Undefeated Frosh 
Swimmers Face 
Strong Deerfield 



Wrestlers Risk Perfect 
Record Against Kent; 
Cagers Meet R.P.I. 



Saturday, Feb. 18 - Three fresh- 
man teams will be In action at 
home this weekend. The swim- 
ming team plays host to Deerfield. 
the wrestlers take on Kent and 
the freshman basketball team 
meets R.P.I. The frosh sv/immtng 
team will meet one of its toughest 
opponents of the year when it 
tangles with Deerfield at 3:30 this 
afternoon in the Williams pool. 
In a recent win over Dartmouth, 
Don McPhee and Don Gibbon of 
Deerfield set records in the 100 
and 200 yard freestyles, respec- 
tively. 

Clean Slates at Stake 

The Williams team has a 3-0 re- 
cord with victories over R.P.I., Al- 
bany and Hotchklss. In practice 
Alex Reeves' best time in the 100 
yard freestyle has been 52.8 while 
McPhee's record-breaking time 
was 52.6. Chip Ide. undefeated in 
the 50 yard freestyle, holds the 
frosh record of 23.1 and the 200 
yard freestyle relay team of Alex 
Reeves, Chip Ide, Nick Frost and 
Jack Hyland holds the relay re- 
cord of 1:37. Team depth will be 
the decldi'-"' factor in overcoming 
the Dec .leld team. 

This afternoon at Lasell Gym 
the frosh grapplers take on a 
tough Kent team. With a 5-1 re- 
cord the Kent wrestlers have an 
experience advantage over Wil- 
liams. Coached by Jim Ostendarp, 
the Ephmen haven't lost a bout, 
winning matches from Tufts and 
Mt. Hermon. Ed Sage, an aggres- 
sive gi-appler in the 177 pound 
class will be taking on Kent's 
number one man. 

The frosh quintet faces R.P.I, 
tonight on the Purple's home 
court. According to Coach Bobby 
Coombs, R.P.I, has both speed 
and height. Phil Brown will be 
replacing Hans Halllgan in the 
usual starting line-up of Jeff Mor- 
ton, Pete Willmott, Bill Hedeman 
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duce the deficit to nine points in 
the second quarter and the first 
half ended with the home team 
leading 33-24. 

Shipley Stars 

R.P.I, was paced In the first 
half by forward Bob Hantho. who 
accounted for seventeen points. 
Hantho exhibited an extremely 
deadly jumpshot. scoring more 
than half of the home team's 
points in the first two periods. 

The Purple offense was stymied 
during the first halt as usually 
high-scoring co-captains Bob Buss 
and Wally Jensen contributed but 
two points between them. Only 
the superb offensive and defensive 
play by center Walt Shipley kept 
the Ephs in the game. Shipley 
scored twenty points for the en- 
tire contest and rebounded very 
well in the second half. 
Ephs Gain Lead 

Williams displayed strong come- 
back ability as it overcame the 
Rensselaer lead in the third quar- 
ter and forged ahead by three 
points 45-42. The Ephmen retained 
this edge throughout the fourth 
quarter and won despite determin- 
ed R.P.I, efforts to reverse the 
outcome. 

Wally Jensen sparked the Eph 
resurgence in the second half by 
tallying fifteen points, mostly on 
short jump shots and fouls. Jen- 
sen was particularly effective from 
the foul line as he garnered nine 
fouls out of ten attempts. 
Sideline Shots 

The fact that the Purple com- 
mitted only eight fouls during the 
entire game proved to be of great 
benefit to the Ephs as R.P.I.'s 
scoring from the foul line was lim- 
ited to seven points compared to 
19 for Williams . . . The Purple 
have now won fourteen out of the 
21 games in the series, which be- 
gan in 1901. 



Hotchkiss Sextet 
Blanks Freshmen 



Visitors score 3 Goals 

In Vital Last Period 



Wednesday, Feb. 15 - Exploding 
for three goals in the final period, 
the Hotchkiss pucksters blanked 
the Williams Freshmen. 3-0. To 
open this two-minute scoring 
splurge, Bramhall skated around 
the Ephs' defense and shoved the 
puck into the left corner of the 
goal while skating in from the 
right. 

Forty-seven seconds later Brown 
took Hopkins' pass and ricocheted 
it oft Peter Guy's pads for the 
score. The final tally came at 
10:38. After Guy had kicked out 
two consecutive shots, Chadsey 
slapped the puck Into the twines 
before the defense could clear the 
rebound. 



Continued from Page 1, Col. 5 
Sabrinas' Record 

The Sabrinas opened the season 
by losing to Harvard by 7 points, 
but snapped back with two vic- 
tories over American Internation- 
al College and Army. The Purple 
and White lost their next encoun- 
ter to Yale In a heartbreaker. 58- 
57, as Yale scored the winning 
basket with only 15 seconds re- 
maining. After losing to M.I.T., 
the Amherst squad traveled to 
Colby College in Maine to com- 
pete m the New England Tourna- 
ment over the Christmas Holidays. 
Although losmg to Colby and Uni- 
versity of Mass.. the Sabrinas de- 
feated Bowdoln, Brown, and Har- 
vard to gain third place. Back in 
regular season play after Christ- 
mas, Amherst has beaten Norwich, 
Brown again, Springfield, Union, 
R.P.I. , and Wesleyan, while losing 
only to their neighbors, U. of 
Mass. 

The Ephs caiTy into tonight's 
contest an 11 and 4 record, their 
latest success being at the expense 
of R.P.I, on Wednesday night at 
Troy. The Purple team opened 
their campaign by beatinc Union 
and Boston College, the latter be- 
ing an overtime upset. However, 
the Ephs dropped theii' next two 
games to Ti-inity and Hofstra, 
the latter currently sporting a 
17-1 record. The first weekend af- 
ter the Christmas Recess, Coach 
Shaw took his team to Maine 
where they put down Bowdoln and 
Bates by tremendous scores. Wil- 
liams continued their winning 
ways by beating Hamilton, Wes- 
leyan, and U. of Mass. Following 
these successes, the Ephmen suf- 
fered their worst defeat of the 
season at the hands of Middlebury, 
and after mid-year recess, the 
hoopsters knocked off N.Y.A.C. 
and the Coast Guard before drop- 
ping an exciting game to Spring- 
field. Over Wmter Carnival Week- 
end the Williams team easily 
trounced Alfred. 

Jensen Leadine: Scorer 

Coach Al Shaw is expected to 
go along with his regular starting 
line-up tonight. With very little 
assistance from the bench, this 
group has averaged 70 points a 
game this season. At center will 
be big Walt Shipley while Bob 
Buss and Jim Symons will start 
at forwards. Wally Jensen and 
either John Lewis or Andy Santos 
will play at the guard positions. 
Lewis has missed the last two con- 
tests due to a throat infection; 
however, Andy Santos has done a 
fine job as his replacement. Lead- 
ing the Ephs in scoring is Jensen 
with an average of 20 points a 
game followed by Buss and Ship- 
ley with averages of 17 and 15 
points, respectively. Symons is 
the leading rebounder of the squad 
followed by Buss and Shipley. 



Ephs To Oppose 
Colgate Graoplers 

Bullock Starts Regulars 
Against Raider Squad 



Saturday, Feb. 18 - This after- 
noon at 2:30 the Williams varsity 
wrestling team will meet a strong 
Colgate squad in Lasell Gymna- 
sium. Coach Ed Bullock probably 
will start the same line-up which 
defeated Coast Guard last Sat- 
urday, which included John Evans, 
Ted McKee, Jim Hutchinson, Car- 
ter Howard, Dave Andrew, Gene 
Sullivan, Ted Baumgardner, and 
Pete Carney. Williams has com- 
piled a 2-2 record with victories 
over U. of Mass. and Coast Guard, 
and losses to Tufts and Spring- 
field. 

Colgate will carry a 4-3-1 re- 
cord into the contest, with vic- 
tories over Alfred, Clarkson, and 
Muhlenberg, and losses to Cornell 
and King's Point. The Raiders 
from Hamilton, NY., are led by 
captain Clint Blume in the 177- 
Ib. division it he is off the Injury 
list, and undefeated heavyweight 
Pete Newell. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1950 



Professor C. F. Rudolph Delivers 
Third Lecture in Faculty Series 



C/iapeJ Commirt€€ I Homecoming . . . 

Suggests Changes 



Talk Discusses Change 
In Opinions on Nature 
Among Williams men 



Assistant Piofessor C. Frederick 
Rudolph of the History Depart- 
ment presented the third weekly 
faculty lecture in the annual series 
at the Thompson Biological La- 
boratory last Thursday. Professor 
Rudolph examined the Williams' 
man's use and interest in his na- 
tural surroundings in the mid- 
Nineteenth Century, and entitled 
his lecture "Nature — From the 
Sublime to the Muscular". 

Student pressures, according to 
Rudolph, were strong in effecting 
an overall change of attitude in 
Williams men toward Nature's 
purpose from that of the 1820's — 
as primarily to give witness to 
God's majesty — to the complete 
secularization of Nature by the 
late 1860's. Undergraduate inno- 
vations were cited as evidence for 
the metamorphosis. Signposts of 
change mentioned by Rudolph in- 
cluded a college Lyceum of Na- 
tural History, foreign scientific ex- 
peditions, the continual rebuild- 
ing of the continually burned- 
down gymnasium, the worship of 
Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the 
playing of the first intercollegiate 
baseball game with Amherst in 
1859. 

Rudolph laid particular stress 
on the extra-curricular Lyceum of 
Natural History which rivalled the 
best of its kind in pre-Civil War 
United States. The first collegiate 
foreign scientific field trips going 
as far away as Nova Scotia and 
Yucatan were sponsored by the Ly- 
ceum and its interests included 
volcanoes and giraffes; its collec- 
tion included a monkey skin, an 
Arab tent, and a collection of As- 
syrian bas reliefs (later willed to 
the Art Department). 

Muscle Consciousness hit Wil- 
liamstown in the 1840's, although 
the first pi'ofessor of Physical' 
Education handled not only ath- 
letics but verbal education as well. 
The influence of the British was 
found in the formation of a cricket 
club and croquet on the Williams 
campus mirrored an energetic na- 
tional movement. Sport came into 
its own in this period, said Ru- 
dolph, and intercollegiate contests 
began to take the prominent role 
they now occupy. 

With the triumph of Athletics 
and the building of Mission Park 
around the Haystack Monument 
to beautify the town landscape, 
Rudolph saw the final triumph of 
materialism and secularization of 
the Williams attitude toward na- 
ture. The new Williams man in 
the latter half of the 19th Cen- 
tury would work to get enough 
money to return finally to a sum- 
mer residence in the "Village 
Beautiful". 



Honors Plan . . . 

'57 may likewise be affected by 
the broadened program. According 
to Professor Allen, Head of the 
English Department, two students 
who were not previously candi- 
dates for honors have been at- 
tracted to the program by 
the seminar alternative. Generally 
speaking, those who wish to take 
four semesters of honors seminars 
must decide on honors candidacy 
by the second semester of the 
Junior year, but those who wish 
to get a degree with honors by the 
thesis method may make up their 
minds as late as the senior year. 
In the very rare case where a 
student who wishes to be an hon- 
ors candidate did not take Eng- 
lish 3-4 in his sophomore year. 
Professor Allen indicated that a 
program might conceivably be for- 
mulated whereby honors work 
would be possible. All the honors 
seminars except the previously 
discussed SlOl course are open to 
Individuals outside the English 
major. For most of these. English 
1-2 or fulfillment of Division I 
requirements is sufficient grounds 
for admission. 



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WCC Board Proposes 

New College Hymnals 



Yacht Club Holds 
Annual Elections 



Beede, Lund, Doyle i 

Obtain Top Offices ! 

i 

Saturday. Feb. 18 - In its an- I 
nual election meeting last Mon- | 
day night, the Williams College \ 
Yacht Club named Russ Beede '57 
to the head position of Commo- 
dore. He succeeds Jim Lund '57. 
who will step into the office of 
Vice-Commodore, formerly occu- 
pied by Oz Mauck '56. Denny 
Doyle '58 takes Beede's old job as i 
Rear Commodore. ' 

Former Secretary Wes Heilman 
'58 will move up to the office of j 
treasurer, relieving Dave Meade ' 
'56. Steve Webb, a freshman, will [ 
assume Heilman's secretarial du- 
ties. I 

The Yacht Club boasts its best 
financial status in many years, 
and is planning a busy spring 
season. A series of individual 
freshman and team competitions 
have been scheduled. There will 
be a meet every weekend from | 
April 10 to May 21. excepting 
houseparties. 

House Elections . . . 

Theta Delta Chi 

Active on the RECORD and 
WMS, Jack Tucker '57, was chos- 
en president of Tlieta Delt. Sopho- 
more Bill Bushey was chosen 
treasurer, and Steve Carroll '58, 
and Bill Harter '58, secretaries. 
Zeta Psi 

Former treasurer Mike Erickson 
57. was elected president of Zeta 
Psi. Active in the WOC and on 
WMS. Erickson has played base- 
ball and skied. The Zetes chose 
Pete Banta '57. vice-president and 
Bob Vail '58. secretary. 
Other Elections 

The results of four fraternity 
elections 'Chi Psi, Delta Phi, DU 
and Phi Delt) were announced 
last week. The four remaining 
houses will probably choose their 
1956 officers sometime next week. 
The houses still to elect are: Del- 
ta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Sigma Kap- 
pa, Saint Anthony Hall, and Sig- 
ma Phi. 



Saturday. Feb. 18 - Seven re- 
presentatives from the cabinet of 
the Williams College Chapel re- 
cently completed a study of dally 
uid Sunday services. Tlie commit- 
re was comprised of Eric Butler, 
='"\vii> DeLong, Tony Furgueson. 
^ 1 Malcolm. Steve Morse, Dave 
" ven, and Dick Repp, all from 
i!:' i^lass of '57. 

After much consideration the 
committee decided to retain the 
oresent form of Sunday service, 
■'lowever. they suggested that Pro- 
fessor Barrow and Reverend Cole 
choose a new hymnal which would 
offer a wider variety ol hymns 
than the present books. The ac- 
quisition of this new hymnal is 
now under serious consideration 
by the administration. 

More Flexible Schedule 

Many suggestions for changhig 
the daily services came from the 
committee. One was to make more 
flexible the present schedule al- 
lotting three services to a faculty 
member and two to a student. An 
arrangement of two and three ser- 
vices respectively, depending on 
the persons concerned, was pro- 
posed. Another suggestion was to 
keep the Chapel open and lighted 
until 10 p.m. and to have either 
Bibles or books of prayer in the 
pews for private meditation. 

It was also suggested that the 
speakers be provided a bibliog- 
raphy of materials available in 
the Library for use in the services. 
This would give more variety to 
the services by supplementing and 
replacing scripture readings. Fi- 
nally, the committee wanted the 
Chapel to make the nature and 
benefits of the noon-day service 
more widely known throughout 
the faculty and student body. 

The Chapel urged students who 
have suggestions in regard to any 
aspect of the Chapel's program to 
raise them with their representa- 
tives. 



between the unbeaten Freshman 
swimmers and a strong Deerfleld 
team. Pacing the Prosh will be 
Chip Ide. who last week set up a 
new record of 23.1 seconds in the 
50 yd. freestyle event. At 2:30 p.m. 
an outstanding group of frosh 
wrestlers will take on Kent, fol- 
lowed by an encounter between 
the varsity matmen and Colgate. 
The latter replaces Harvard on 
Coach Ed Bullock's schedule this 
year. At 3:15 p.m. the hockey 
team, who beat Amherst 3-2 in an 
overtime period last Saturday, will 
take on Tufts at the BiUville rink. 
The Frosh basketball team will 
carry a 9-2 record against R.P.I. 
at 6:30 p.m. 

At 8:15 p.m. tonight the gym 
will be the scene of action, as the 
Varsity basketball team tries for 
its 47th victory over Amherst in 
an 83-game series which began in 
1901. Co-captains Jensen and Buss 
have led the scoring this season 
as the Shawmen have compiled an 
11-4 record. 

First Meeting Yesterday 

Although the Homecoming ac- 
tivities will hit their full stride to- 
day, the first official meeting of 
the weekend was held last night 
in Jesup Hall. At 8 p.m. the Exe- 
cutive Committee of the Society of 
Alumni held one of its two yearly 
meetings to discuss Alumni busi- 
ness. The other meeting occurs 
during Pall Homecoming. Tomor- 
row at 10 a.m. the Committee on 
the Alumni House will gather in 
Jesup to consider the condition of 
the building here in WlUiamstown. 

Most of the Fi'aternlties are 
planning to entertain their visit- 
ing brothers at cocktail parties 
and dinners this evening. Mr. Hall 
has announced that all classes in 
session today and Monday will 
welcome Alumni, parents and 
wives as guests. 

The weekend's program will be 
concluded Sunday by a service 
in the Thompson Memorial Cha- 
pel, led by the Rev. A. Graham 
Baldwin '25. In order that Alumni 
and parents may have ample time 
to return home before dark, this 
service will be held at 11 a.m. 



Owen Gains Top Ofiice In WCC; 
Phillips, Wright Get Other Posts 




Harrison Owen, newly elected 
President of WCC. 



Elections . . . 

a JA, on the Discipline Committee 
and served on the WCC Board. 
Dengel. an AD, was named Sec- 
retary-Treasurer. He is a JA and 
a member of the WOC In addi- 
tion to previous service on the 
CC. Pearon, also an AD, will serve 
with Scoble and Gardner as a CC 
representative. He is on the base- 
ball and football teams, is a JA 
and .serves on the Discipline Com- 
mittee. 

Scoble is President of the JA's. 
An Independent, he is co-captain 
of varsity soccer, a varsity skier, 
and a member of the College octet. 
Gardner, a member of St. An- 
thony, is a JA, on varsity lacrosse 
and was freshman class Vice- 
President. 

The Soph president Is Nilsen. 
Kaufman will serve as Secretary- 
Treasurer, while Love and Wynn 
will return to the Council as class 
representatives. Kaufman had ne- 
ver run for a class office at Wil- 
liams. Freshman prexy is again 
Llsterman. Jackson will handle 
class minutes and money. Foltz 
will be the frosh CC rep. 



Saturday, Feb. 18 - The Williams 
College Chapel has elected Wedge 
Owen "57 as the Chairman of the 
Executive Council of the Williams 
College Chapel. P. B. Phillips and 
Robbie Wright, both '57» were 
chosen as Vice-chairmen of Mem- 
bership and Worship respectively, 
while Bob Clark and Tony Fur- 
gueson round out the senior Board 
as Secretary and Treasurer. 

The sophomores who were also 
named to the staff were Ron An- 
derson. Chairman of the Boy's 
Club; Phil McKean, Chairman of 
Freshman Activities; Dick Clokey, 
Chairman of the Campus Chest 
Drive; Don Morse. Chairman of 
Inter-College Activities; Harry Ni- 
chols, Chairman of the Study 
Program. Two freshmen were also 
elected to complete the Executive 
Board; Gerry Rardin, Deputations 
and Chip Ide. Publicity. 

Owen. PhlUlps, Wricht 

Owen has been associated with 
the W. C. C. for three years, and 
has been active in the Episcopal 
Student Vestry. Affiliated with Be- 
ta Theta PI. he is presently a 
member of the W. O. C. 

Paul Phillips, a Junior Advisor, 
was Chairman of the Community 
Chest Drive last year. He Is a 
member of Chi Psi and the New- 
man Club, belongs to the W. O. C. 
and plays soccer and lacrosse. 

A Junior Advisor, Wright is a 
member of Delta Upsilon. Hp has 
played fcotball. hockey and ten- 
nis and belongs to the College 
Choir and Octet. 

Clark. Secretary; 
Furgueson. Treasurer 

Clark, a member of W. C. C. for 
three years, has been Editorial 
Manager of Williams Athletic 
Programs. A , freshman soccer 
manager, he has been active In 
the Gul. Gladden Society and Col- 
lege Band. 

Affiliated with Chi Psi, Furgue- 
son was Chairman of the Boy's 
Club last year. He has played 
freshman football and lacrosse 
and is a member of the W. O. C. 



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History Departments Announce 
New Program ior Honors Work; 
Adopt Three Alternative Plans 

by Dick Davis 
Editor's note: 

This is the second in a series of features concernini:^ the ren- 
ovated honors program. In this issue the llislorii and the Ameri- 
cim llistorij and Literature l^epurlments will he discussed. 

Ill the past, candidates for the degree with honors in History 
liave been limited to one program, that of writing a thesis in a 
two year period, beginning witli tiie Chiss of '58, two atlditional 
routes wiU be opened by which an honors degree nuiy be obtained. 
The Class of '5/ nnist continue under the present plan. 

As hi the Enghsh Department, all candidates ior honors will 
be required to tal<e an introductory course in research and writ- 
ing. This course is entitled History SlOl, and uses the topic "The 
Era of World War 1" as the basis of study. Heretofore, this course 
was one of strictly mechanics, with no suljject matter, On coinple 

tlon of this course, the honors ., ^^__ 

candidate may choose any one of 
three programs for the remainder 
of his Junior and his senior years. 

The Three Alternatives 
If his Interests lean toward spe- 
ciallzatlon, the student may eleci, 
to follow the past system, and 
spend the remaining three semes- 
ters writing an honors thesis. If 
he so chooses, the honors candi- 
date may lake any of the seminars 
as an elective course, and will 
only have to take the standard 
four hour major examination be- 
fore graduation. 

The second alternative also re- 
volves around a thesis, but the pro- 
ject is limited to two semesters 
rather than three. Honors aspir- 
ants who select this course of work 
will take a second honors seminar 
in the second semester of their 
Jumor year, then embark on the 
preparation of a thesis in the 
senior year. These candidates will 
take the regular examination, with 
additional testing on theh semi- 
nar work. 
Seminars in other Departments 
Thpvp is ypt p IbivH pllprnntivp 
This Is the most radical develop- 
ment, and consists of a two-year 
program of honors seminars. In 
each semester of the Junior and 
senior year, the honors student 
must take at least one honors se- 
minar, but, with the permission 
of the department, one of these 
may be elected from those offered 
by other departments. Thus, a 
"parallel" honors seminar might 
be taken in the English Depart- 
ment, for instance. At the end 
of the senior year, those who have 
participated in this program will 
be examined on all work in their 
honors program. 

American History and Literature 
The number and types of pro- 
grams open to students wishing to 
do honors work in American His- 
tory and Literature are Identical 
with those offered by the History 
department. Beginning candidates 



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For Homecoming 

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Highlight Festivities 




CC Names Dee Gardner Prexy; 
Fearon to Head Honor System 



Professor Robert C. L. Scott 



must enroll in the same SlOl se- 
minar, and afterwards have the 
same three alternative routes from 
which to select. Many of the same 
seminars are Riven in both detinvt,- 
ments. 

As In every other major, the 
regular sequence courses. History 
5-6 and 19-20, must be taken a- 
long with the honors program. The 
natural prerequisite is History 3-4, 
taken in the sophomore year, but it 
is not Impossible for students who 
did not take 3-4 in the sophomore 
year to do History honors, pro- 
vided that acceptable grades were 
received in 1-2 or la-2a. Also, at 
the discretion of the department, 
seniors previously not committed 
to honors work may enter the pro- 
gram. 

Honors students outside the His- 
tory and American History and 
Literature majors are eligible for 
entrance into the honors seminars. 
After the first semester of the 
1956-57 school year, no less than 
two, and often three or four semi- 
nars will be offered. 



Sunday, Feb. 19 - Braving stor- 
my weather and clogged roads, 145 
alumni, parents and guests attend- 
ed the big Baxter Hall Luncheon 
yesterday to highlight the 26th an- 
nual Midwinter Homecoming fes- 
avities this past weekend. 

Although the poor travel condi- 
tions considerably cut down the 
number of alumni who returned 
.or the full weekend of activity. 
Alumni Society Secretary Charles 
J. Hall said he was quite pleaseu 
.v'ith the turnout. He said he fen 
jure that those who did make Ihu 
,rip found the Homecoming to' be 
-I pleasant experience. 

Several Meetings 

Several important meetings were 
-leld at various times during the 
A-eckcnd. Fiiday night, the Execu- 
tive Committee of the Society of 
ilumni got together, followed, 
jalurday morning, by a meeting 
ji the Representatives of the Re- 
gional Alumni Associations and 
lie Executive Committee. At this 
x'ssion, candidates were nominatea 
.or the important position ol 
ilumni trustee. 

On Sunday morning, the Com- 
nittee on the Spring Street Alum- 
-li House discussed current condi- 
aons and, in the special Home- 
coming Chapel Service, Rev. A. 
Jraham Baldwin led the service, 
in addition, business meetings, 
cocktail parties, dinners and, in 
,ome cases, even initiations high- 
ighted the weekend at the various 

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At the Saturday luncheon, the 
presentation of several annual 
awards featured the program. Da- 
v-id B. Mathews '26, chairman of 
the Alumni Fund, presented the 
Atwell Trophy to the class of 1910 
tor contributing the most money 
as a class to the drive. The trophy 
was accepted by Class Agent Stu- 
art Templeton of Chicago. Ma- 
thews also announced the Scott 
Wood trophy went to the class of 
1914 for having the highest per- 
centage of contributors. 

Finally, President James P. Bax- 
ter presented the Rogerson Cup 
for the alumnus who has been out- 
standing during the past year 
either in college affairs or public 
life to Dr. Chester Morse Jones 
'13, who is connected with Har- 
vard Medical School and Massa- 
chusetts General Hospital in Bos- 
ton. 



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Lord Jeffs Stave Off Williams' Second Half Rally 
To Gain Second 'Little Three' Victory, 61-57 



Saturday, Feb. 18 - Before a 
large Winter Homecoming crowd 
In the Lasell Gymnasium, the Wil- 
liams varsity basketball team was 
edged tonight, 61-57, by a sti'ong 
Amherst squad. Although coming 
within one point of the visitors 
with seven minutes remaining In 
the contest, the Ephs never held 
the lead. This victory gives the 
Jeff squad the undisputed lead 
for the Little Three basketball 
crown, although they must face 
the Ephmen in a return engage- 
ment on March 3 at Amherst. 

From the looks of the opening 
quarter. It appeared that the Wil- 
liams team would be no match for 
the taller Jeff squad. Led by their 
two 6 foot five inch stars, Doug 
Hawkins and Bill Warren, the vi- 
sitors' superior team work proved 
the difference as they led at the 
quarter, 21-11. 

Amherst Defense Holds 

The story of the second quarter 
Is similar to that of the first peri- 
od. While the Jeff players were 
consistently hitting from the In- 
side, the Ephmen were having 
trouble solving the Amherst de- 
fense. When the buzzer sounded 
ending the first half, the score- 
board read, 35-20, the Jeffs lead- 
ing,. 

After being down by 19 points 
•wly in the third quarter, the Ephs 



Accidental Drowning 
Starts Controversy 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Reactions 
varying from outright horror to 
noncommittal speculation reigned 
both on and off the MIT campus 
this week as an aftermath of the 
accidental drowning of a frater- 
nity pledge during a Hell Week 
stunt there last week. 

Out on a long, lonely midnight 
hike, Thomas L. Clark, a DKE 
pledge, fell through the ice cover- 
ing Cambridge reservoir and 
di owned. The body was found 
after an eight-day search by skin 
divers in 40 feet of water. 
Reaction Varied 

Reaction to the unfortunate ac- 
cident from both college official.s 
and interested outsiders has been 
of a varied nature. Among the 
more outspoken understandajilj 
was the youth's father, Alfrec 
Claik of Harvey, 111., who said hi.s 
son was the victim of a "crimina- 
fraternity stunt". He called for a 
national law forbidding similai 
practices in the future. 

In this connection, the Massa- 
chusetts State Legislature is re- 
ported to be considermg a bill oi 
ihis type. One MIT spokesman 
.ermed treatment of pledges there 
'pilmitive" and lamented the fac. 
(lot frntprnit.ip.s nt, thp Camhridef 
school were quasi-independent anc 
are "fraternities of men at Mil 
rather than MIT fraternities". 
President Killian, Jr. 

On a calmer level, MIT Presi- 
dent James R. Killian, Jr., in 
clearing DKE of responsibility, 
said that the house was a victim 
of "long-practiced traditions and 
procedures". However, Dr. Killian 
added that these traditions and 
procedures "can no longer be tol- 
erated at MIT or anywhere else". 
He added that MIT "will use every 
possible means to eliminate those 
See Page 4, Col. 3 



Travel Bureau Votes 
For Moxley, Smith 

Officers Disclose Plans 
For Trip to Bermuda 




Walt Shipley, Eph Center, scores a pair of goals against the Lord 
Jeffs. On the left Doug Hawkins (30) tries in vain to thwart the 
attempt. Jensen watches. On the right Shipley contributes to the 
Purple's second half splurge. 



came alive and scored nine 
straight points. No longer was the 
Amherst defense keeping Williams 
from scoring from the Inside. With 
this problem solved, Jensen was 
continually going through the vi- 
sitors and scoring. Williams scored 
the last five points of the quarter 
and entered the final period, los- 
ing, 45-40. 



Thrilling Fourth Quarter 

The fourth quarter proved to be 
a thrilling climax as the Williams 
team fought hard to overtake the 
Jeffs. Having outscored the visitors 
by ten points In the preceding 
quarter, the Ephmen were begin- 
ning to roll. Matching baskets for 
the first three minutes of the 
See Page 4, Col. 1 



Thursday, Feb. 16 - It was an- 
nounced today that John Moxley 
'57, has been elected President of 
the Williams College Ti-avel Bu- 
reau In an annual election last 
night. Jim Smith '57, was chosen 
Business Manager while Al Issac- 
son '57, and Curt Tatham '58, were 
made Vice-Presidents of Airlines 
and Railroads respectively. 

Moxley has been a member of 
the Travel Bureau for three years, 
holding previous positions of Busi- 
ness Manager and Vice-President 
of Airlines. He has also been on 
the Track Team and WMS and is 
a member of the Chi Psl Frater- 
nity. Jim Smith was Vice-Presi- 
dent of Railroads before being 
promoted. Smith Is also a Junior 
Advisor and has been on the Var- 
sity Lacrosse team, WCC and the 
RECORD. He Is a member of the 
Phi Gamma Delta. 

Bermuda Week 

Among the services offered to 
the students by the Bureau for 
this spring vacation Is a "won- 
derful opportunity" to spend ten 
days In Bermuda. For $170 they 
are offering full participation in 
Bermuda's College Weekend, in- 
cluding beach parties, dancing, 
sailing and cycling. In addition 
to transportation and other extras. 

Railroad and Airplane travel to 
anywhere will be fully handled by 
the Bureau as usual. They also 
urge anyone who wishes to secure 
airplane space for travel to Europe 
to do so as soon as possible to In- 
sure obtaining a, place. 




Love, Jackson Win Other Council Posts; 
O'Brien Calls For Variety in Appointees; 
Dean Brooks Reports on Cut Proposals 

.Monday, Feb. 20 - Dee Gardner, '57, was elected President of 
tlie newly-formed 1956-57 Collej;e Council this eveninj;. The other 
officers named were Dick Fearoii, '57, Vice-President; Jack Love, 
'58, Secretary, and Dick Jackson, '58, Treasurer. The other nomi- 
nees for the president's post were Frank Dengel, '57, and Bill Sco- 
ble, '57. Dick Ik'pp, '57, and Dick Fearon, '57, both declined to be 
nominated. Tonight's meeting marked the formal retirement of 

,-.the 1955-'56 Council. 

Gardner succeeds Klrt Gardner, 
56 as Council president. A member 
)t St. Anthony Hall, he has served 
jn the CC since his freshman year. 
Jpon his election, he pledged to 
do my best" to make the CC an 
ffective voice of the whole stu- 
lent body, "thinking on a college, 
■ather than fraternity, level." He 
proposed that, in its next mee- 
,ing, the Council bring up all ideas 
or future consideration in order 
formulate a concrete program. 
Other Officers 
Vice-President elect Fearon 
ivill, as the result of his election, 
lerve also as the head of the Ho- 
lor System and Discipline Com- 
nittees, which according to reti- 
iing Veep.Bill Jenks '56, "at times 
lequires a great deal of work." 
These committees work with the 
faculty and administration on ho- 
nor and disciplinary violations. 
An Alpha Delt, Fearon served on 
the CC durmg his Sophomore 
year. 

Regarding appointments to 
Council committees, such as Dis- 
cipline, retiring CC member Don 
O'Brien, '56, ^rc'^osed th— t ths 
Council appoint as many people 
as possible who are not on the 
Council. Advocating a "wider 
scope", he noted that there are 
"a lot of worthy people around 
the college who aren't recognized." 
Love, Jackson 
Love, elected last week as Sec- 
retary-Treasurer of the Sopho- 
more class, succeeds Bob Ause, '57, 
as Council Secretary. In addition 
to taking the minutes of every 
meeting, he is responsible for the 
weekly distribution of Council 
minutes throughout the campus, 
including the fraternities. A The- 
ta Delt, Love was first elected to 
the CC this fall to fill out the term 
of Paul Zavorskas, ex-'58. 

Jackson, a freshman, takes over 
the position of Ted Wynne, '58, 
as Ti-easurer to the Council. The 
Treasurer's Job is to keep the 
Council books and look out for 
CC Interests in the Student Acti- 
vities Council, a subordinate or- 
ganization in charge of dlstribu- 
See Page 4, Col. 6 



CC President, Dee Gardner 



Eph Debate Team 
Competes at MIT 

Saturday, Feb. 18 - Members of 
the Williams Adelphic Union par- 
ticiputocl ir- the M.I.T Debat^ne 
Tournament today, and are cur- 
rently prepi-.'ing for Van Vechten 
Prize Contest on February 28th. 
The results of today's debate are 
as yet unknown. The results will 
not be known for several days. 

Competing with teams from 
thirty colleges, the Williams team 
debated the Guaranteed Annual 
Wage. In the Saturday contests, 
that made up the first round of 
the tournament, each team debat- 
ed five times to make their bid 
for the semi-finals to be held on 
February 20th. Henry Bass '57 
and Dave Klelnbard '56 assumed 
the affirmative position; while 
Marc Levenstein '57 and John 
Struthers '59 debated the negative. 

Professor George Connelly, ad- 
visor to the debaters, armounced 
plans for the Van Vechten Prize 
and future debates. Origmated by 
A.V.W. VanVechten, class of 1847, 
a thirty dollar prize will be given 
for proficiency in impromptu 
speaking. This event is open to 
all students. 



Cap And Bells Will Offer Program 
Of Four Short Dramas at AMT 



Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Cap and Bells and the Adams Memorial 
Theatre will present "An Evening of Words and Music", a pro- 
gram of short dramas tomorrow, Friday and Saturda)', February 
23-25 in the .-V. M, T. The program consists of three one-act ]ilays 
and a short opera which is being directed by Professor Barrow. 
Two of the three plays are student directed by members of Cap 
and Bells. 

The first play is the "Wonder Hat" by Ben Hecht and Kenneth 
Goodman and is directed by Mrs. Boy Lamson. It is a harletjuin- 
ade and situation comedy revohing around a hat which can make 
its owner disappear and a woman's slipper which can mii'vc its 
owner irresistible to men. The cast includes Bob \'ail, "58, Tony 
Distler, '59, Mrs. Donald Gifford, Mrs. Robert Waite, James Krit- 
choff, '56, and Francis Schell, '56. 

"TJie Farrell Case" 

The next play in the program is "Tlie Farrell Case" by George 
M. Cohan and directed bv Pat McGinnis, "57. It is slapstick com- 
edy of mystery and intrigue which is brief and hard hitting. The 
cast includes fim Freeman, '59, Bill Bushey, '58, Geof Swift, '59, 
Pete Culman, '59, Dave Plater, '58, and Dick Swart, '56. Mrs. Wil- 
liam Wynn and Mrs. Richard Swart are also included in the large 
cast. 

The third and final short drama is the "Portrait of a Madonna" 
by Tennessee Williams and directed bv Bob Matthews. '56, pres- 
ident of Cap and Bells. It is a tragedy of a woman who is driven 
mad by an unfortunate love affair in her youth. Mrs. Clarence 
Chaffee. Steve Gilman. '56, Dick Willhcit, '59. James Sowles, '57, 
Daryll Thatcher, '59, and Mrs. Richard Swart make up the cast 
of this powerful psychological study. 

The Telephone 

The short opera is "The Telephone" by Gian-Ciirlo Manotti 
See Page 4, Col. 1 



THE WILLIAMS RliCOUD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1956 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 
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David J. Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editors 

F. Trenery Dolbear, Jr. '57 

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Volume LXX February 22, 1956 Number 6 

Editorial 

Hell - Week Examined 



There is a definite connection between liappenines on other 
eani|5iisiis and at WiUianis College. Students here should take note 
ol this tact when they lead of tlie traj^ic death of an 18-year old 
MIT fresiiinan as a result of a fraternity initiation stunt. Since the 
same niethoils of hazing practiced by Williams fraternities could 
end in a similar nmieeded tragedy, it would be well for Williams 
Iraternity men to examine their own positions on tlie hazing of 
pledges. 

Tiie time to do something is now, before any serious conse- 
(|nences result from similar outmoded and silly practices carried 
on in fraternities here. Dr James R. Killian Jr., president of MIT, 
was entirely correct in issuing a statement saying that "The Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Technology will use every means and power 
at its disposal to eliminate those excesses associated with hazing 
()i- initiation which might possibly lead to accidents or which are 
phvsieallv or mentally hazardous . . ." But he is only locking the 
l)arn tlnor after the horse has been stolen. It is too late to bring 
the stntlent back to life, but jjerhaps some good may be salvaged 
from his death if it can result in a change in attitudes on college 
campusns across the country. 

Tlie entire institution of hazing can come under in(|uiry by 
llioughtftd and matine people. Does the ability to make your way 
back from the top of Mt. Greylock on a freezing night really lead 
to the growth of a better man? Other practices also may go on 
duriug initiations that are also degrading and harmful to a stud- 
ent, both phvsieallv and mentally. 

Next year, when fraternity men are planning Hell Week for 
the pledges and the ciiu-stion of midnight rides or other dangerous 
procedures comes up. remember what happened at MIT last week. 
Also remember that it can happen here. Deatli is only the extreme 
ease, but the practice of hazing does bring about many less seri- 
ous but more frequent injuries to the minds and bodies of the 
pledges. Because of these more normal injuries, the MIT incident 
shoidd cause us to re-evaluate a custom we tend to accept with- 
out thought. 

J. L. R. 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Colorful Career of Late George Rudnick 
Stimalates Fantastic Rumors Of Riches 
Of Man Who Parlayed Rags to Laundry 

by Siiiwml Bunch 
"Any old clothes for Georger'" Tlie likeable iiiau moved t|uick- 
ly between tlie dorms and the treshman rooming houses on lloxey 
Stieet. Morris Rudnick, better known to Williams students as 
' George ■ thanks to Al Osterhaut 13 who gave him the monicker 
in a RECORD advertisement, was making his rounds. I'or genera- 
tions following his arrival in 1902 at the Billville station, "George" 
was a well known figiue around tliese parts. "Dear Boy,' he would 
say, "let George do itl" Here is the stoiy of the man luniself 

Campus rumors in the '2Us 
placed Uudiiick among the tweu- 
ly live richest men m the Uni- 
ted States. Naturally, these weic 
exaggerations, but a keen busi- 
ness sense brouglit success to the 
old clotlies dealer, in the early 
days George bought students 
clothes at tuesale prices and sold 
tliem, at a profit, ot course. "Vim 
pro tsent', George would say 
Only a one per cent protit. liut 
genuine ability and his likeable 
personality helped him along the 
path to local tame and fortune 
He "cut tlie book" 

George was supposed to be a 
penny-hoarder, or so lie seemed 
to the students ot the day. In ra- 
ther shabby clothes he dressed 
die part. When he "Cut the 
book ° and let chance take its part in his deahngs he rarely 
lost much. The day after Rudnick concluded a successful deal a 
student who had sold some clothes at a ridiculously low price was 
likely to be met by the jovial man. "1 schtock youl' Rudnick would 
exclaim, and botli would laugh. 

from a little store near the railroad station, George moved to 
his present location, in a building now gone. One totally unverified 
stoiy Claims tliat put-iic baths lor students were located in tlie 
oasement ot his establishment, but so far no alumnus interviewed 
can remember anything except a cleaning and pressing shop in 
iiiat basement. 

1 ne old clothes business faded and tlie cleaning establishment 
grew. 1 hanks to the three Rudnick brothers (two of whom are 
vmliams graduates) the business is still thriving. One of the cam- 
pus s most colorful characters passed into liistory some years ago, 
out to many, many alumni the memory of this man lives vividly on. 
Authors note: 

"' Cuttini^ the book" was a practice used wlien Rudnick and a stu- 
dent disagreed as to a price. A book was opened three times, and 
the last digit of the right hand page number was taken and added. 
The man with the highest total {27 was of course nuiximum) won, 
except that three ones beat all comers. Winner got his price, and 
Rudnick got quite a reputation. The idea seemed to appeal to 
the Williams nuins sense of gambling. 




Division Courses and the Divided Mind 



L u p o 

Skilled Shoe Repeat 
foot of Spring Street 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

There exists in the Williams community today an unhealthy 
cold war between the fraternities and the "Administration". This 
cold war is, as all are, characterized by an absence of open and 
honest discussion as to die bases for the split and of ways and 
means of removing this split, or basic differences, between the two 
groups. The fraternities feel that the administration is "out to get 
diem", to destroy what is essentially a group of students who want 
to live together and be left to administer themselves, the inherent 
mere educational benefits of which are unquestioned. 

The ".Vdministration" feels diat fraternities are snobbish and 
undemocratic. They feel that the presence of fraternities creates 
artificial and arbitrary social barriers to a free and natural life at 
college. The facts bear them out; there is a social stigma attached 
to those who do not join houses. This reflects, of course, not on the 
non-affiliate but on those who are naive enough to think in such 
terms. 

The fraternities feel on the other hand that they have a right, 
as all institutions, to run themselves as they choose. Fraternities 
don't claim to be "democratic", (except within their own admin- 
istration), they claim to be selective and to respect the rights of 
each individual in the house to live with whom he pleases. They 
feel that in the past few years the administration has violated that 
riglit. Facts bear out this contention also; deferred rushing has 
made it economically impossible for the fraternities to be as se- 
lective as they once were. 

Both sides have been wronged, in their own terms; the fra- 
ternities in being forced to be less selective and the "administra- 
tion ", while championing the cause of a free and equal life at Wil- 
liams, put up with these societies which prevent it. 

The reason for the Administration's viewpoint is that fra- 
ternities have become on the Williams campus "too big for their 
britches '. They have grown from small, individual reading or eat- 
ing grou])s into large, competitive social groups whose ends (liv- 
ing a wholesome, well rounded life) have become confused with 
their means (getting the men to live with), until these means 
become ends and the end is only judged relative to other frater- 
nities. Fraternities have, therefore, grown too large for their orig- 
inal purpose and due to the fact that the great majority of upper- 
classmen belong to this .system, a stigma of inferiority has been 
put on those who don't want to join in or those who can't live up 
to the standards .set by the participants. 

On the assumption that both fraternities and the "Adminis- 
tration" are here ostensibly for the same purpose, that is to help 
the student learn, there should be no basic quarrel between them. 
Cooperation and compromise have always settled differences, and 
have never satisfied ijotli parties completely, but are necessary. 
All institutions under stresses either bend or break. Fraternities 
in this case are not masters of their own fate and must bend more 
if the ".Administration" is not going to use its power. Tlie com- 
promise here proposed is "total opportunity" with second semes- 
ter rushing. 

The writer cf this letter speaks as an individual expressing 
personal opinions but docs treat as a basic assumption the ".Acl- 
ininistration's" dislike of the fraternity system as it exists here at 
Williams and will not institute actions inconsistent with its be- 
liefs. The writer feels that unless fraternities initiate positive ac- 
tion they will be letting themselves down. 

Respectfully yours, 
Tom von Stein '57 



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Bi/ Stephen C. Rose 
. It is interesting to wonder how many students go through Wil- 
liams with tiie vaguest idea of what they wish fo become. The 
usual answer, perhaps u justifiable one, is. "I don't know". This 
is fine for fieslinieii. But when a legion of seniors part their hair 
carefully for job interviews, still with little notion of what they arc 
good for, the (juestion becomes rather serious. 

The fact is that Williams does not offer its students a course 
of study by which their "ultimate concerns" can be made known 
unto them, in the words of the clergy. In order to avoid the charge 
of vagueness, let us be specific. In the first place, Williams operates 
on tlie assumption that students are too iimnature to be individ- 
uals. The college, calling itself "Liberal Arts", imposes a tlirei' 
division re(|iiireinent on students, designed to make its uiidergrad 
nates "well-balaiicd". We would submit that a student can be- 
come so well balanced that he is worthless to society. Those wIk, 
have mastered a certain discipline, art, Christianity, or perhaps a 
l)iaiicli of philosophy, will realize that the complex world becomes 
simpler. Certainly there are those who lack the perseverence to 
master a discipline. However, there are many who can, and would 
were they given the opportunity^ 

Student are not so immature t)iat they mu.st be led througli 
the precious four years of college, forccil to take courses in whicli 
tliey have absolutely no interest. Not until the junior year is tin- 
student given anything which approaches freedom of choice. Sure 
ly an eighteen-year olcl has the maturity and experience to know 
whether he needs two more years of science. 

Let the students decide their courses for themselves. If they 
wish the smattering of knowledge in numerous fields wliich the 
Liberal Arts college demands, let them determine this course on 
their own. Perhaps seniors would have more assurance, had they 
followed a self-determined schedule. 



OnCairqms 




with 
MaxShulman 



(Author ol •Barefoot ll«y With Cheek," etc.) 




c\im6e worn- 
me6 every ^^ 



THE CARE AND FEEDING OF ROOM-MATES 

Today we take up room-tnatos, a delifiihtful phenomenon of 
American college life. Having a room-mate is not only heaps of 
fun ; it is also very educational, for the proper study of mankind 
is man, and there is no better way to learn the dreams and 
drives of another human being than to share a room with him. 

This being the case, it is wise not to keep the same room-mate 
too long, because the more room-mates you have, the more you 
will know about the dreams and drives of human beings. And 
that's what we're all after, isn't it? 

So try to change room-mates as often as you can. A recent 
study made by Sigafoos of Michigan State shows that the beat 
interval for changing room-mates is every four hours. 

Now let us discuss how to go about choosing a room-mate. Most 
counselors agree that the most important thing to look for in 

room-mates is that they be 
people of regular habits. This, 
I say, is arrant nonsense. Wliat 
if one of their regular habits 
happens to be beating a great 
gong from midnight to three 
a.m.? Or growing cultures in 
the tooth glass? Or reciting 
the Articles of War? Or peanut 
brittle? 

Regular habits indeed! I say 
that beyond quibble, far and 
away the most important qual- 
ity in room-mates is that they 
be exactly your size. Otherwise 
you will have to have their 
clothes altered to fit you, which 
can be a considerable nuisance. 
In fact, it is sometimes flatly 
impossible. I recollect one time 
"~ I roomed with a man named 
Tremblatt Osage who was just 
under seven feet tall and weighed nearly four hundred pounds. 
There wasn't a ble.s.sed thing I could use in his entire wardrobe— 
until one night when I was invited to a masquerade party. I 
cut one leg off a pair of Tremblatt's trousers, jumped into it, 
sewed up both ends and went to the party as a bolster. (Inci- 
dentally, I took second prize. First prize went to a girl named 
Antenna Wilkins who poured molasses over her head and went 
as a candied apple.) 

But I digress. Let us get back to the qualities that make de- 
sirable room-mates. Not the least of these is the cigarettes they 
smoke. When we borrow cigarettes, do 
we want them to be harsh, shoddy, and 
disdainful of our palates? Certainly 
not! What, then, do we want them to 
be? Why, we want them to be gentle, 
delicately-reared, and designed to suit 
the tempo of today's broader, easier 
life! And what cigarette is gentle, 
delicately-reared, and designed to suit 
the tempo of today's broader, easier 
life? Why, Philip Morris, of corrisl 
(I'll bet you knew it all the time!) 

To go on. In selecting a room-mate, 
take great pains to find someone who 
will wear well, whom you'd like to keep 
as a permanent friend. Many of his- 
tory's great friendships first started in 
college. Are you aware, for example, 
of the remarkable fact that Johnson 
and Bosweli were room-mates at Ox- 
ford in 1712? What makes this fact 
80 remarkable is that in 1712 Johnson 
was only three years old and Boswell 
had not been born yet. But, of course, 
children matured much earlier in those 
days. Take Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
who wrote his first symphony at the 
age of four. Or Titian, who painted his first masterpiece at five. 
Or Hans Otto McGrath, who was in many ways the most remark- 
able of all; he was appointed chief of the Copenhagen police 
department at the age of six ! 

(It must be admitted, however, that the appointment was less 
than a success. Criminals roamed the city, robbing and looting 
at will. They knew young McGrath would never pursue them; 
he was not allowed to cross the street. ) euu bhihuii, iih 

The maitcra of Phlttp Morrlt, who iponior this column, cordlattr 
inrll« you and your room-mate lo try loday't new, gentle Philio MorriM. 
Il*f alvoaye welcomet 




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tHE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1956 



Dietz, Gardner Sparkle as Ephs 
, Trip Bowdoin Swimmers, 49 • 31 

Saturday, Feb. 18 - Paced by the loiig-distaiice swiminiiiK of 
Pete Dietz and die sprint speed of Co-captaiii Kirt Gardner the 
WiHiams varsity swim team defeated an outmanned Bowdoin Col- 
lege aggregation, 49-31, at Brunswick, Maine, today. 

Dietz won both the 220 and 440-yurd freestyle events wliile 
Gardner cliurncd lionie first in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle 
laces and contributed to Williams' winning effort in the 400-yard 
freestyle relay. 

Ephs Win Seven 0___ 

Coacti Bob 



Mulr's swimmers 
took seven out of ten first places 
and were never In serious trouble 
despite record-breaking swim- 
ming of Bob Plourdc, the Polar 
Bears' star sophomore backstroker. 

Mulrmen Dave Cunningham, 
Bob Severance, and Co-captaln 
Bill Jenks took the lead-off 300- 
yard medley relay in 2:59.7. Dietz 
then won the 220 freestyle In 2:16 
.8 with Tony Brockelman taking 
third. 

Bears Kebound 

After Gardner's 24.4 win In the 
50 sprint the Bears rebounded 
00 the strength of the 1-2 finish 
of Plourde and Nell in the 150 
-yard medley. However. Bob Jones' 
dive win widened the Eph lead 
again. 

Gardner captured the 100 free- 
style In 54.1 seconds with Bowdoin 
placing second and third. Ephmen 
Cunningham and Evan Williams 
finished 2-3, respectively, behind 
Plourde In his record 200 back- 
stroke win. 

Ephs Finish WeU 

The Ephs captured two of the 
last three events. Dietz won the 
440 freestyle In 5:14.3 with Broc- 
kelman taking third. Gardner, Se- 
verance. Jenks and Qulnson gar- 
nered Williams' final seven points 
with a 3:44.1 win in the 400 tree- 
style relay after Bowdoln's White 
had taken the 200-yard breast- 
stroke in 2:36.9 for a pool and 
Bowdoin record. Mulrmen Corns 
and Buckley picked up a second 
and a third, respectively. In this 
event. 



Deerfield Mermen 
Nip Frosh, 49 -28 



Saturday. Peb. 18 - The fresh- 
man swimming team suffered Its 
first defeat of the year today at 
the hands of a very powerful and 
determined Deerfield squad 49-28. 
Despite the seeming lopsldedness 
Indicated by the score, the meet 
was not decided until the last two 
relays, both of which were won 
with less than a second margin. 
Three records fell during the meet, 
including a long-standing 100 yard 
freestyle record which Chip Ide 
lowered to 52.3 seconds. 

The Williams frosh took an early 
lead as Jack Hyland and Nick 
Froshs wept the 50. The lead 
slowly dwindled as Deerfield set 
such men as Bob Gibbon, who tied 
the Deerfield record of 2:03.7 In 
the 200. against the Ephs. Hyland, 
Ide and Henry Tatem turned In 
the only wins of the day for the 
hosts In the 50. 100 and 100 back- 
stroke. 

The most exciting race of the 
day pitted co-captaln Chip Ide 
against Deerfleld's ace sprinter 
Don McPhee. and Ide barely 
touched out the visitors' star to 
win the event. The 200 yard med- 
ley relay team of Tatem. Scott 
Lowry. co-captaln Alex Reeves 
and Mike Wlpper was nipped to 
give Deerfield the decisive points. 



Dartmouth Beats 
Williams Skaters 
In 4-3 Encounter 

Indians Assure Victory 
On Last Period Goals ; 
Cook Scores Three 



Monday. Peb. 20 -- The Dart- 
mouth Indians came to town this 
afternoon and left the owners of 
a 4-3 win over the Williams hoc- 
key team In a sloppily-played 
game. 

Williams scored first when 
Dave Cook, by far the outstanding 
all-around player of the game for 
the Ephs. got the first of ;his 
three goals. Taking a pass In 
front of the cage from Doug 
Poole, the current team high- 
scorer beat goalie John Scully 
with only 1:05 gone. Defenseman 
Tony Olttes tied It up for Dart- 
mouth at 7:28 on a thirty-footer 
fired past Eph net-minder Dick 
Marr's outstretched glove. 
Cook Tallies Second 

Cook made it 2-1 at 6:50 of 
the second session with a siz- 
zling slap shot from Just inside 
the blue line which caught Scully 
flatfooted. Poole and Dick Flood 
assisted on the tally. At 9:53 a 
3 on 1 break enabled Dave Chapln 
to even the score for the Indians 
as he took a pass from Don 
Thomas and came in all alone 
on Marr. 

Lanlgan scored his first third- 
period goal at 5:00 when, with 
the Ephs one man down, he cir- 
cled the cage and slipped the 
puck by Marr. His second score 
at 9:16 provided the margin of 
victory even thou;gh Cook got 
his third goal with 13:34 gone 
on another blue-line shot. Marr 
stopped 22 and Scully made 34 
saves In the game with several 
of each player's being of the 
spectacular variety. 



Williams Wrestling 
Colgate Un iversit v 






Team 
Raiders 



Upsets 
16-14 




Jim Hutchinson, Eph matman in the 137 pound class, attempting 
"three quarter nelson" against Colgate. Hutchinson won il-4. 



Frosh Hoopsters Down Engineers; 
Parker Paces Ephs' 72 - 67 Win 



Saturday. Feb. 18 - The Wil- 
liams Freshman basketball team 
defeated a good R.P.I, frosh squad 
tonight In Lasell Gym, 72-67. The 
frosh led all the way against the 
visitors from Troy, N.Y., in gain- 
ing their sixth straight victory 
and raising the season record to 
10-2. 

Led by Bob Parker's deadly 
shooting. Williams jumped into 
an early 17-1 lead, only to have 
R.P.I, come roaring back with 
eleven straight points against the 
Ephs sliding zone defense. The 
Engineers narrowed the margin to 
three points midway through the 
half, before the Ephmen pulled 
away to a 40-28 halftlme lead. 



R.P.I, quickly narrowed the ga)) 
after the intermission, and the 
second half was close all the way, 
with the Purple holding on to win 
by five points. 

Guard Bob Parker took scoring 
honors for Williams with 10 field 
goals and 4 foul shots for 24 points, 
while center Jeff Morton led in 
rebounds with 19. Morton and Bill 
Hedeman each collected 7 baskets 
for 14 points, and Pete Willmott 
netted 6 goals for 12 points. Phil 
Brown rounded out the Eph scor- 
ing with 8 points, as the frosh 
tossed in 33 field goals, but made 
only 6 of 18 foul shots. 



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General Electric is made up of more than 
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One of the most important of these busi- 
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that makes broadcasting and communica- 
tions equipment and semi-conductor devices. 
■Responsible for managing the finances of 
this $40 million business is Robert H. Piatt 

Piatt's Work Is Important, Responsible 
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Department is expected to reach the $100 
million mark — more than doubling its 
present size. This is a big job. And it requires 
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everybody benefits - the individual, the 
company, the country. 

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Dartmouth Noses Out 
Midilebury for Title 

Elbow, Clark Pace Ephs 
To 7th in Ski Meet 



By Reg Plesner, '56 

Middlebury, Vt.. Feb. 19 - It 
looked after yesterday as though 
Middlebury might again win the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Cham- 
pionship. But though they beat 
Dartmouth in the Jump as ex- 
pected, their Nordic combined 
score dropped well below Dart- 
mouth to give them a second in 
the meet only four tenths of a 
point behind first place. 

"Sever" Without Luck 

But for Williams, the weekend 
was not a roaring success; har- 
assed by poor luck, Inexperience, 
and the number "seven". In the 
downhill, won by Igaya, only one 
out of four men. Peter Clark had 
a standing run. and came in thir- 
teenth. Palmedo and Becket came 
in twenty-eighth and thirty-first 
and the team got a seventh. In 
the cross-country, won by Richard 
Osgood of New Hampshire. Pete 
Elbow's sixteenth was followed up 
by Becket's twenty-ninth and 
Plesner's thirty-first place to 
leave the team in seventh again. 
In the slalom on the Ross Trail 
set by George Macomber and won 
by Egll Stlgum the team managed 
to come in sixth but returned to 
seventh in the alpine combined. 
Tony Smith and H. Clark were 
30th and 37th. Though Elbow 
took fourteenth In the Jump, the 
team placed seventh and thus 
established firmly their final po- 
sition of seventh In the meet. New 
Hampshire was third. Vermont 
fourth, Norwich fifth. St. Law- 
rence sixth. Harvard eighth, 
Syracuse ninth and MIT tenth. 



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Early Lead Gives 
Ephs Big Victory 

By David Sims 

Saturday. Feb. 18 - A well- 
conditioned and fighting Williams 
Varsity Wrestling team gained a 
sufficient lead in the light weights 
to upset Colgate this afternoon 16- 
14 before a large Homecoming 
crowd. The Purple .squad, with un- 
tiring devotion since the Mid- Win- 
ter vacation, had built up a spir- 
ited and excellently conditioned 
team which today would not lose 
to powerful Colgate. Too much 
credit cannot be given to Coaches 
Ed Bullock and Jim Ostendarp. 
Captain Jock Duncan and every 
individual member of the entire 
squad. 
McKee, Hutchinson, Howard Win 

Colgate, unable to put up a man 
in the 123-lbs. class, was forced 
to forfeit the individual match to 
John Evans, and the Purple led 
5-0. Wrestling at 130-lbs., Ted 
McKee gained a quick lead, and at 
the end of the second period led 
9-4. Outconditlonlng his Raider 
opponent, McKee was fighting for 
a pin when, at 7; 15 of the last 
period. Colgate had to forfeit the 
full five points when their man 
seriously injured himself. Jim 
Hutchinson then hardily whipped 
his man at 137-lbs.. running up an 
eaiiy lead and completely domin- 
ating the match for an 11-4 de- 
cision. Carter Howard continued 
the Ephmen's winning ways, 
though having to come from be- 
hind to do it. Wrestling at 147- 
Ibs., Howard was taken down in 
the first period and trailed 2-0. 
An escape and a take-down put 
him back in the lead and points 
for a penalty and time in the last 
period gave him the decision. 5-2. 

Trailing 16-0 with four matches 
to go, the Red Raiders put on the 
pressure. When Dave Andrews, 
probably the best wrestler on the 
team, was stopped 8-4 by an ex- 
cellent Colgate matman and Gene 
Sullivan also lost a decision. 8-2, 
the score closed to 16-6. The re- 
maining two Eph wrestlers, Ted 
Baumgardner and Pete Carney, 
both weighing about 170 lbs. had 
to wrestle in the 177-lbs. and the 
unlimited classes respectively. The 
Ephmen were assured of a tie, 
but two pins would end their quest 
for an upset. 

Baumgardner, facing a superior 
opponent, was pinned at 2:37 of 
the first period, but Carney, spot- 
ting forty lbs. to his man, held on. 
and although losing the decision 
5-2, his determination prevented 
a pin and secured an upset win 
for the Ephmen. 

Hanan to Lead Ephs 
In Mile Relay Race 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 - The Wil- 
liams Winter relay team is train- 
ing hard for the IC4A meet on 
February 25, in Madison Square 
Garden. The games draw teams 
from many top track colleges In 
the East. Entered only in the mile 
relay race, the Eph squad will face 
some of the nation's finest winter 
track quartets In a race that pro- 
mises rugged competition and fast 
times. 

Coach Tony Plansky's indoor 
runners are led by the only hold- 
over from last year's squad. Cap- 
tain Tim Hanan. A star football 
halfback, he is extremely fast 
over the quarter mile route, and 
holds the lead-off position. Speed- 
ster Andy Smith fills the number 
three slot on the current squad. 
Captain-elect of the Spring cln- 
dermen. Smith Is primarily a 
sprinter, running the 100 and 220 
In 9.9 and 21.4. 

Sophomore Bill Fox. probably 
the fastest man for the distance, 
has run at the anchor post during 
most of the season, recording con- 
sistently fast times for the quarter. 
The second leg has been run by 
four different men at various 
times: Dick Clokey, Bob Rayns- 
ford. Steve Carroll, and John 
Schlmmel. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1956 



French Professor Grant Prepares 
To Write Book on Study of Zola 



Uses Sabbatical Leave 
To Sliidy Old Novels 
In Parisian Library 



Wednesday. Feb. l!2 - Professor 
Elliott M. Grant, head of the 
French Department, has retiu'ned | 
to Williams thi.s term after a one I 
semester .sabbatical. Grant .spent 
the last si.\ weeks of his leave in 
Paris whe:e he studied at the 
French library, Le Bibliolcque Na- 1 
lional. During the first half of 
his absL'nce he stayed at hi.s house 
in New Hampshire and worked in 
Dartmouth's library. 

Professor Grant's project durlne 
the sabbatical was a close study of 
the works of Emile Zola, the great 
French novelist of the second half 
of the nineteenth century. He has 
already published three articles on 
Zola in learned periodicals, and 
now he is taking notes in order to 
w:i!c a book. He has a study sche- 
dule worked out so that he ■will 
be able to start writing about a 
year from June. 

Zola Manuscripts 

Disresardhig all other Parisian 
attractions, the Paris library is 
the best in the world for the study 
of Zola, says Professor Grant'. 
They have a collection of all Zola's 
original manuscripts, a gift from 
ih.c novelist's widow. Since this 
is sucli a priceless collection, spe- 
cial permission is required to use 
it. 

According to Grant, tiie valuable 
part of these manuscripts for 
.scholarly research is not the texts 
oi the novels, for they have all 
bCL'n published. However, the 
manu.scripts also include Zola's 
origuial chapter by chapter out- 
lines and his preliminary char- 
acter sketches. 

Grant's Method 

Professor Grant's method of at- 



Basketball . . . 

period, the home team kept with- 
in a few points of the visitors. 
When the clock registered seven 
minutes to go, Bob Buss brought 
the home aggregation within one 
point of the Jeffs with a push 
shot. However, the Jeffs once a- 
gain took command and led. 57-51. 
with two minutes remaining. 

Con.secutive jump shots by Lewis 
and Jensen gave hope to the Wil- 
liams rooters, making the score, 
59-57. with only 45 seconds left 
on the clock. Hastings of the 
visitors was fouled but missed his 
first free throw as Buss took the 
rebound. Behind by only two 
points, Williams now held posses- 
sion ij'. the ball, but the official 
called a walking violation on Lew- 
is with 30 seconds remaining. The 
Jeffs held po.ssession of the ball 
and Hastings added two points on 
fouls to make the final score, 61- 
57. 

Hawkins High Scorer 

High scorer of the contest was 
the Jeffs' big center, Hawkins, 
who tossed in 20 points. Shipley 
and Jensen both scored 17 for the 
Eph squad. JeiLsen was held to 
only 4 points in the first half but 
found the range in the second 
half. 

On Wednesday night, the Ephs 
travel to meet the Univer.sity of 
Vermont at Burlington. The Cata- 
mounts have a veteran team which 
holds a 7 and 7 record this season. 
Last year Williams defeated the 
Vermont squad, 82-65. ' 



AMT . . . 



Dean Sayre To Talk 
At WCC Conference 



•Ihe Williams Colleue Chapel 
has announced the first speaker 
m iti newly inaugurated Sun- 
day night supper program. Tliis 
Sunday the 'Very Rev. Francis 
Sayre, Dean of the Washington 
Cathedral, ■Washington, D.C., 
will deliver the sermon at a 
5 p.m. Chaiiel service. Iimnedl- 
ately after the service a liam- 
buiger supper will be served in 
the Congregational Church for 
all students and faculty inter- 
ested in meeting and talking 
with Dr. Sayre. 

J'oUowlng the supper Dr. 
Sayre will speak on the contro- 
versial topic, "How Real is the 
Religious Revival'?" The talk 
will concern itself with the sin- 
cerity of the recently increased 
body 01 church-goers. A dis- 
cussion will follow. 



tack is, in his own words, "an 
objective historical approach to lit- 
erature". This is to be distinguisli- 
ed from either a strictly histori- 
cal or a purely literary approach. 
Grant says that he compares the 
outlines and sketches m the manu- 
scripts with the finislied novels to 
get to a deeper insigiit into the 
workings of Zola's mind. 

When asked what else he did in 
Paris besides studying, he was 
quick to assure us that the library 
was not open at night. His night 
life consisted solely of the opera, 
"La Comedie Francaise". One du- 
bious statistic: he claims he made 
not even one trip to tlie "Follies 
Bergeres". 



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Barrow. It is the Jove story of 
three people, a man. his girl, and 
his telephone. In atempting to 
propose to the girl, the young man 
is constantly thwarted by the fre- 
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The opera features Jack Horner 
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Says Belief Must Push 

Farther Than Reality 



Sunday, Feb. 19 - Siiylng that 
the "face the facts" attitude of 
the world today is resulting in 
"sheer conservatism" in thought 
and religious belief, llie Reverend 
William G. Cole, speaking at tlie 
11:00 a.m. service in llie Williams 
College Chapel, said tliat people 
must overcome reality for a more 
unquestioning faith. 

According to Professor Cole, it 
is this wrestling with reality which 
puts so many things beyond the 
realm of possibility. 

Using Matthew i);2>J — "Accord- 
ing to your faith, be it unto you" — 
as the basis for his sermon, Pro- 
lessor Cole said that "It is faitli 
which makes the impossible hap- 
pen. The lame can walk, the deaf 
can iiear, the blind can see — ac- 
cording to your faith." 

Declaring that "We move for- 
ward on tile shoulders of those wlio 
nave had the faith to brave the 
swainps of the impossible, the un- 
uiiknown". Professor Cole cited 
Uie faith of Columbus against 



MIT . . . 



excesses associated with hazings 
wnicn might possibly lead to ac- 
cidents". 

beveral high-ranking officials at 
ouier colleges in tile Boston area 
counnemed on the situation at 
men respective schools. Harvard 
Dean Dt'unar Leighton said "We 
simply don't have that sort of 
tnmg liere". Bi.ston College Dean 
Rev. J. L. Shea, S. J., stated, "We 
would never permit ttrouble along 
those lines 1". Boston University's 
Dean J. P. McKenzie noted that 
students theie of their own accord 
replaced "Hell Week" witli a "Help 
Week" with pledges doing volun- 
teer work in hospitals. 



Group to DiKcuss Book 
On Economics, Religion 



Wednesday, Feb. 22 - A Phi Bete 
panel Ui.scussion on R.H. Tawney's 
)jQuk, "Keligion and the Ui.se of 
Modern Capilalisin," will be held 
in 3 Griflin at eight toniglit. The 
panel members will be Prof. New- 
luill from the lustory department, 
Mr. Gates, economics instructor 
ami Phi Betes Toby Botlome and 
Ogden Nutting. 

Tawney's book, written in the 
early 20th century, examines re- 
lationships between the new Pro- 
testantism that arose in the six- 
teenth century and the rise of 
capitalism winch took place dur- 
ing the sainc period. More spe- 
cifically it shows what effect the 
religions of the Reformation, es- 
pecially Calvinism, had on the 
new direction and growth of Eu- 
ropean economy. 

strong dissent, the faith of Wash- 
ington despite overwhelming odds 
and the faith of Lincoln although 
his country was divided in turmoil 
and strife. 



Robinson, Groat Top 
Eph Sports Car Club 



Thursday, Feb. 16 - This ev- 
ening the Williams Sports Car 
Club held its annual elections 
choosing an all-.sophomore hier- 
archy. Thomas H. Robinson II 
was elected president and Jon- 
athan Groat was bestowed with 
the office of Secretary-Treas- 
urer. 



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orgaiii; '.lions. 

In addition to elections, the 
meeting included a brief statement 
by Dean Robert R. R. Brooks on 
tlie present condition of the facul- 
ty cut report. Though unable lo 
speak specifically, Dean Brooks 
did state that the old faculty re- 
', commendations would be changed 
1 to include in it certain proimsals 
embodied in a report recently 
1 made public by the Gargoyle So- 
' ciety, an honorary Senior deli- 
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Wednesduy, Feb. 22 - With a iiimuimoiis votf at a lijcctiiiir „i 
the WilliaiiLS I'lirplc Key hist Moiulay, iiu'iiihcrs pn'sciit ciidoiscd 
a phui proposed by (;arKoyle to revitalize the I'uipU' Key, and ol- 
iieially ihshajidetl the fi;roup as it now exists. 

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be submitted to the CoUeue Coun- 
cil in two weelis. "I hope, " suid 
lidaar, "that approval will be au- 
loniatic." 

I'urple Key Functions 

The I'urple Key, which Oai- 
ijoyle calls a '■non-funclioniiit; 
Kioup", wai founded lo act as a 
reCi-PUun coniiniliee lor visUuik 
teams, and to discuss problems ui 
Williams ailueiics. lus memoer- 
ship included ihe athletic duec- 
lor, and capainifi and manager:, 
ni all V^ilhanui learns. 

A Purple Key recommendaliun 
which has rec^'iitly ueen pui iiko 
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bjen unaoie lo dev»se a good sys- bers of the Council of Eciinomic 
tern lor greeui.g ViSiunB leams— ^ Advisers. d?!ivc;ed an "off the 
lis most imponanl fi.nciion. record" lec;ure entitled "Prob- 

Some team captains have not 'e'ns in Economic Stabilization" 
been interested in general proo- '» Griffin Hall this evening. 

j Speaking as a member of the 
; Presidents lop economic advLsory 
1 organ. Dr. Saulnier gave his views 
ion the economic future as deter- 
mined by consumer c;edit, aulo- 
I mobile sales, building conslrucUon, 
I and business investments. 

Ueals With MabUizaiion 

Dr. Saulnier has been a member 
of the Council of Economic Ad- 
visers, which was established by 



239 Ephmen Attain 
Dean's List Marks 




Jim Edgar 'oG 

Ike's Adviser Views 

Outlook for Business 



Icms of Williams athletics, and 
meelings have been poorly atten- 
ded, 'this year, no meetings were 
heid until last Monday, and the 
g.oup has not elected officers. 
Reform 

The consliluiion proposed by 
Gargoyle reduces the mi'inbership 
Irom 30 to 12. Members win be 
Juniors selected on merit and in- 
terest. 

Problems which such a group 
could discuss are: improvements : the 1946 Employment Act. since 



of the Williams managerial sys- 
tem, an effective .system for meet- 
ing visiting teams, and reasons 
for the feeling that it is "taboo" 
to wear a Williams letter. 

Edgar believes that a revitalized 
Purple Key could gain prestige and 
serve as an effective link between 



early 1955. In this capacity he 
deals with economic stabilization 
in particular, saulnier has further 
duties as Director of Financial Re- 
search for the National Bureau 
of Economic Research. 

Dr. Saulnier is also a Professor 



students and the Athletic Depart- : of Economics at Columbia Uni- 
ment. versify. 



Wednesday. Feb. 22 - Two-hun- 
dred and thirty nine WUliams stu- 
dents achieved a dean's list aver- 
age during the 1955 fall term, ac- 
cording to the office of the regis- 
trar. 

R. A. Gilman '57, led the .school 
Willi an 11,4 average, while 16 per 
tent of the freshman class earned 
a B average or better. 23.9 pe. 
cent of the entire student body 
made the list as compared witli 
2o.5 per cent in the 1954 fall .se- 
mester. 

D. J. Kleinbard led the seniors 
with an 11.2; Oilman led the class 
of '57; A. L. Fetter and W. H. Har- 
ter led the cla.ss of '58 with aver- 
ages of 11.2 each; and Robert O. 
Uuuld topped the freshmen with 
.1 lu.y average. 

Students Above A- 

In addition to those mentioned 
above, ihe following students at- 
tained averages of A- or better; 
d. F. Denison at 11.2; T. P. Zim- 
merman at 11.0; C. G. Silverman 
and R. C. Repp at 10.8; J. P. Dor- 
gan. J. M. Hyde, and J. W. Innes 
al 10.75; A. L. France, E. M. Lyon, 
and W. P. Dow at 10.6; R. C. 
ochneider at 10.5; T. E. Sedgwick, 
ij. A. Stoc.iwell, R. Adolph, W. r . 
Jiawfuid. V. H. Paisons, D. Z, 
rriedotrg, A. A. Werihmann. anu 
D. Has.s.cr at 10.4; A. J. Marano 
and S. W. Swanson at 10.25; W. J. 
Brazill. Karl Hirshman and R. A. 
r^bgan at 10.2; S. Balka. T. R. Cor- 
bett, E. A. Craig. G. O. Nulling. 

B. M. Russett. P. H. Sabin, R. E. 
Warshaw, P. H. Elbow, J. L. Hall, 
R, C. Leinbach, W. S. Martin, P, 
W, Rose, and J, H. Belz at 10.00. 

Above B plus were: J. H. C.cck- 
ei , Iv. ^J. Siiiiiiun, wl. Ft. Xjcvcii- 
slein, J. T. Patterson, C, B. Dew, 

C, W. Gilchrist, D. W. Balchelder, 
L. Grey and K. J. Hanf at 9.8; S. 
Becker. D. L. Berman. T. N. Fro- 
hock. T. Panilaitis. J. F. Rohle. 
and W. T. QuiUen at 9.75; C. R. 
Dow. D. H. Goodyear. L. S. Soko- 
loff. R. W. Raynsford. J. K. Buck- 
ner. S. D. D. Crampton. L. E. 
Wright. D. Arons. and J. E. Hal- 
sey at 9.6; R. B. Bottome and C 
Homsey at 9.5: J. W. Hause;-. D. 
C. O'Brien. H. DeLong. R. S. Kap- 
lan. E. P. Swain and W. E. Tho- 



Panelists Discuss 
Donely, Fetter, 

Tuesday. Feb. 21 - "Should the 
Government Enforce Desegrega- 
tion in Southern Schools?" was the 
inpic disci ssed this evening in the 
Rathskellar of Baxter Hall by the 
fifth in a series of Adelphic Union 
panels. 

Dave Loomls '56. serving as mod- 
e:ator, was introduced by Dave 
Kleinbard and opened the program 
by acquaintini? the audience with 
the history of the May, 1954, Su- 
preme Court decision which abol- 
ished segregation in U.S. schools. 
Loomls pointed out that the de- 
cision based on the 14th Amend- 
ment of the United States Con- 
stitution has caused an upheaval 
of race relations in the South. He 
cited a reactionary spirit in the 
Southern states affecting both Ne- 
groes and Whites and noted its 
con.sequences. Noting that the 
North has also been sthred up by 
the issue and that conflicting 
views have arisen regarding the 
situation throughout the United 
States. Loomls explained that the 
panel was des gned to show the 
main views on the problem. 
Moderate Southern View 

Announcing thai he wasn't a 
southerner. Rod Ward '56, 'ihe 
first panelist to speak, offered his 
interpretalion of the mode, ale 
Southern view, "The southerner is 
by nature a strong indivlduaUst". 
explained Ward. He continued, 
saying that the .southerner will 
protect his way even if it means 
violence. Ward mentioned that 'the 
South considers the NEgro infer- 
ior in many respects; also there is 
a feeling In the South that non- 
southerners have failed to appre- 



Desegregation In Lower Lounge; 
Quillen, Scott, Ward Express Views 




Adelphic Union panel on desegrcsation during discussion in the 
Lower Lounge. 



ciate what the southerner has done 
in his own way to aid the Negro In 
the last fifty years. 

In conclusion Ward emphasized 
three things: 1. The South feels 
desegrrgation is being forced on 
i it by people ignorant of the situ- 
lation. 2. Haste in enforcing de- 
segregation would be dangerous. 
3. Peace, opinion, and the life of 
a Sotlhe;n White must be con- 
sidered. 
Respect For the Supreme Court 
Sandy Fetter '58, represented 
the Northern view on desegrega- 
tion. Before offering his view, Fel- 
' ier posed two (lueslions which ask- 
ed if the desrgre.t'ation law should 
have b:en made at this time and 
if so, how should it be enforced? 
Regaidless of the answer to these 
queries, he fel' the people must 



respect the decision. "The North 
feels it had to be done now to 
bring gradual pressure on for a 
change", said Fetter, Citing some 
examples which showed the need 
for a change. 

In offering the Northern view 
Fetter repeatedly supported the 
desegregation order and emphasiz- 
ed that "the best reason for having 
de.scgrtg.Ttion was to get It on the 
record, to p:ovide steady prcs.surc. 
and lo keep the public aware of 
the problem". 

Slates Rights 
Opening his argument for states 
' r ghts. Bill Quillen '56, declared, 
I "II will be a long time before the 
'law of the land' in principle will 
be the 'law of the land in prac- 
tice' ". Quillen made It clear that 
1 he believed In the Jeffersonlan 



Varsity, Frosh Quintets Face 
Wesmen In Last Home Game 




The Williams Basketball learn 
Tlirec win loniglii. 



which will seek its second Little 



mas at 9.4; D. R. Batista and J. 

A. Donovan al 9.25; J. S. Davis, 
G. A. Donely. W. C. Scoble. R. G. 
Sheehan. L. W. Allen. L. C. Lus- 
lenberger, R. V. D. Young, W. W. 
Collins, J. J. Rardin and J. H. 
Wallace al 9.2; B. W. Gauld, R. 

B. Getm.an, W. D. Kerr. E. M. Mc- 
Carthy. R. C. Piesner, 'V. T. 
Squires, E. K. Butler, R. D. Loevy, 
H. Minagi, D. J., Andrew, J. R. 
Dimon. J. E. Hutchinson, T. R 
Kellogg, R. E. Leyon, R. L. Cl•ew^ 
and E. C. Reifensteln al 9.0. 

Between B and B plus 

Achieving tlie dean's list by 
less than B plus were: G. B. Bak- 
er, P. G. Banta, C. T. Gibson. J 
L. Leibowitz, B, G. Lockhart, R 
K. Mento. M. W. Sea;les, S. Be- 
zahler. T. W. Booth, T. Penney 
T. W. Synnott, K, R. Emmert, J 
E. Palmer. W. L. Jensen. J. H. St 
Andre. R. Saulnier. and S. R. Wei- 
ner at 8.8; G. P. Nation. E. R 
Schwartz and P. Stalker at 8.75 
W C P;.':''h''i" D. J Loomie. P 
Martin. N. E. Meyerhoff, R. D. C- 
Toole. R. G. Ause. R. E. Fearon 
H. A. Patterson, J. D. Robinson 
A. M. Smith, H, Mair, W. R. Ap- 
plegate, J. L. Binney. P. W. Frost 
W. N. Ha:t, R. M. Klein and G. C. 
Tipper. 

At 8.6 were: H. Abrams. D. H 
Myers, B. A. Oxnard, G. W. Ren- 
neison. C. H. Robinson, and T. C. 
Slosson at 8.5: E. H. Amidon. J. 
J. Boi.ssier, K. C. Gardner. M. W. 
Hoey, O. A. Kimbeiiy, T. C. Lin- 
coln, A. P. Marchessinl, J. H. 
Smythe. C. Sperry, D. P. Becker. 
D. J. Connolly: C. Ho. C. W. Kirk- 
wcod. W. K. McOmber. S. F. Pe- 
tiopulos. H. A. Bergendahl. L. R 
Caplan, G. H. McGracken, H, D. 
Metzgar, J. R. Kolster, G. Purcell. 
R. L. Wagner. R. R. Wagner. M. R 
Weinstein, G. Erlanger. R. A. Hat- 
cher, E. J. Jolinson. M. E. New- 
berg, R. O'Neill and S. T. Ross. 

Achieving 8.4 were: K. M. Bur- 
bank. E. Ophuls. and W. Malcolm 
at 8.33; H. L. Mendelson, J. M, P. 
Albright and C. Blohm al 8.25; 
R. D. Emry, L. A. Friedman, R. 1. 
Johannesen. H. S. Byidy, R, J. Di- 
forio, P. C. Fleming. G. E. Leonard, 
T. L. Tolles, T. S. Carroll. W. M. 
Heilman, L. B. Neilson, W. R, Ar- 
enri, R. J. Baldessarini, G. W. Ben- 
edict, A, W. Benton. R. C. Cassi- 
dy. P. Fessenden, W. S. Foster, J. 
W. Hyland. W. R. Moomaw, W. C. 
Nutting. A. G. Reeves, J. A. Rey- 
nolds, C. H. Schaefer, P. H. White. 
W. S. Wilson at 8.2. 

Just making it at 8.0 were: H. C. 
Adams, L. S. Bortnick, J. C. Dew, 
J. M. Garfield. E. H. Hewson. P. 
A. Marcus, R. B. Perry, J. P. 
Reeves. H. L. Bass. F. T. Dnlbeav. 
D. C. McLean, L, R. Tiimmer, J, 
M. Tucker, N H. Wright, R, D. 
Wright. J. E. Evans, P. H. Grey. 
R. R. Kingsbury, E. C. Martin, F. 
H, Nichols, S. C. Rose, T. R. 
Schwarz, T. W, Schulman, E. T. 
Williams, P, A. Distlcr, W. H. Ed- 
gar. F. F. Webster, and D. D. West- 
fall, 



philosophy which .suggests that the 
people nearest the problem should 
settle it. Saying that the time was 
wrong for federal enforcement, he 
felt that the states .should be al- 
lowed time to act for them.selves 
before being forced into desegrega- 
tion. 

Expressing the Fedetallst view, 
Jim Scott '58, saw a need for 
See Page 4, Col, S 



Phi Sigma Kappa "", 
Chooses Officers 



j Saturday, Feb. 25 - With a vic- 
tory imperative in order to keep 
alive their hopes for a tie for the 
coveted Little Three Crown, the 
i Williams Varsity basketball team 
j tonight plays host to the Cardi- 
' nals of Wesleyan in Lasell Gym- 
! naslum. It will be the last home 
game of the yeai for both the 
Varsity squad and the Frosh. who 
also engage Wesleyan at 6:30 in 
their first Little Three Contest. 
Last Home Game For Seniors 
Coach Al Shaw wanted lo stress 
that 11 would be the "last home 
' game for seniors Wally Jensen. 
Bob Buss. Jim Symons. Andy San- 
tos. Mike Dubroff, and Billy Ev- 
ans". All of these men were mem- 
bers of the Williams NCAA club 
last year, and theiefore have seen 
WiUiams basketball at its best, 
he Ephmen go into the game to- 
night with five setbacks in seven- 
teen games, including a 79-08 tri- 
umph over Wesleyan at Middle- 
town. 

Leading the Shawmen tonight 
will be Co-captains Jensen and 
Buss. Jensen, averaging twenty 
For President's Post points a game is not only the lead- 
ing scorer, but the team's play 
maker and one of the finest bas- 
ketball players in Western Mass. 
I At Ihe other guard position will 
j be junior John Lewis, averaging 
a little less than ten points a con- 
test. 

I Shipley Plays Center 

; Walt Shipley, who scored 28 
points in the last 'Wesleyan game 
I IS once again in the center posi- 
' lion. Shipley, improving every 
game, should give his shorter op- 
ponent, 6' 4" Andy Milewski, a 
lot of trouble, and could easily be 
the high scorer of the night. Buss, 
at times the most colorful player 
on the court, is second both in re- 
bounds and scoring, averaging 17 
points a game. Teaming with him 
al forward will be Symons, a piel- 
ty good shot, but a greater asset 
to the team in the rebound de- 
partment, where he leads the 



DKE House Picks Uible 



Saturday, Feb. 25 - The 1956 
election results for officers of the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Sig- 
ma Kappa houses were announced 
last week. Frank Uible '57 was 
chosen DKE president with Dick 
Diforio '57 as vice-president and 
Pete Massiniso '58 as secretary. 
Uible was a starting tackle on 
this year's gridders and has wrestl- 
ed for three years. Diforio played 

ft'pshmnn qtiri irnvciti' football his 

first two years and freshman 

track. He is a WOC and WCC 

.nember. Gerry Bemis '57, a JA, the 

see. -treasurer of the Newman 

Club and a member of the WOC 

■ind the German Club, is the new 

.^hi Sig president. Bob Phares '57 ^quad with 12 a game, 

s the new vice-p:esident and Ron I The Wesmen, taking their last 

Cullls '58 is the secretary. See Page 4, Col. 2 



Theatre News: Four Reviews 



by Hdhcrt ('.. Lcinlirirh 
'lluirsdax'. Frida\- and ,Saturda\- nights at the .WIT, the play- 
)ill is ".\n l-:\eniiii; of Wortls and Mtisie". Bv far the best of the 
.vords is the "Portrait of a Madonna" b\- Tennessee Williams and 
iireetetl pmfesslonallv bv Robert Mathews. The ptirt of tlie sonth- 
■rn woman dri\fn insane bv the loss of lier "man" is most su]ierl)lv 
idaved b\- Fran Chaffee. Mrs. Chaffee's elear, sniootb voice con- 
' CVS the lines easily and comineinnlv baeked with the jjervadinj; 
wail of a saxophone. Jim Sowles pltiys the !\'vt of the metieiilous 
Doetor presentini; bis eharaeter stront^lv witli siirjirisiniiK' few 
lines. Other noteworthies are the wise-eraekinil elexator bo\'. Diek 
Willhite. and the kindly porter )da\ed bv Steve CJilnuin. The baek- 
tlro|i ami staifini; is ])artieularlv well done. 

Tlic Wonder Hat 
I'artieiilarK interestin;^ in "The Wonder Hat" bv Ben Hecbt 
and Kenneth (ioodman under the direction of Peiriry Lamson are 
i'litial sound, lighting, and seenery effects. The sudden emersion of 
the iiKuimette lii.;iires from the darkness of statue left tiiid tlie flow- 
ing reeorder obbligato bv Mr. Hov Lamson gra.s]) and bold atten- 
tion from tlie first moments. Mrs Gifford and Hob \'ail staiiil out 
as the \erv sensati\-e Cohnnbiiie and lIarUM|iiin. Ton\ Distler 
■ind John Kirehof ])lav respeetivelv Pierrot and a ebarm vendor. 
Mrs Wtiite. as the shabby eomijanion to Columbine, lends con- 
siderable strength to tlie plav. 

Tlw I'arrcll C.d.sc 
The 'Tarrell Case" ma\' well be termed the George C^ohan ver- 
sion of a Iliteheoek thriller with a dose of |)atriotism tossed in to 
add more eonfnion to an already sen.seless plot. .Mtboiigb the act- 
■ng in the laree is sometimes foreed. the ten minutes of (piiek ac- 
tion ])rodnees many anuising effects. Dick Swart is tlie definite 
standout with Geof Swift. )oe! Friedman. Tim l-^reeinan, and 
Mrs, W\nn lending capable hands. Dave Platter turns in a praise- 
worthy portnnal of a shiftless guard sporting a southern drawl. 
Although Chan IIo s|iends no more than ten seconds on the stage. 
his performance is ipiite "startling". The i')lav is conipetcntlv di- 
rected bv Pat McGiiinnis. 

T/ir Trlcplionc Cull 

The music is hv Menofti with the voices of Norma (deary, 
soprano, and |ohn I,. Horner, baritone, accoiniianied bv Mr. Uob- 
ert Barrow at the piano. The nnisic is remarkable. Miss Clearv, 
as l.nev, jiossesses a clear, accurate voice both in Menotti's char- 
acteristic melodious sections and in his dissonant ))assages of in- 
tricate rhythm and ]t\U-\\. Mr. Homer, as Hen. provides the depth 
and resonance for a pleasing blend. 

The variation of comedy, face, tragedy, and comic oiicra is 
clioice mid, in general, the work is of hinh (pialitv. To use words 
from the proloyne to "The Wonder Hat", tbe "crew" really i,s "in 
excellent condition" and "sees us through" in grand style 

F^inal verdict — a splendid evening. 




THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1956 



North Adoms, Massachusetts Williomstown, Massachusetts 

"Entered OS second-class matter November 27, 19m, at the post office ul 
North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by 
Lamb Printing Co., North Adam, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday and 
Saturday during the college year. Subscription price $5.00 per year. Recorc 
Office, Baxter Hall, Williomstown. 
Office Phone 72 Editor's Phone 2: 

EDITORIAL BOARD 
Arne H. Carlson '57 Editor-in-Chief 

James T. Patterson, III '57 Managing Editors 

Jonathan L. Richards n 57 

David J. Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editor: 

F. Trenery Dolbear, Jr. 57 

1 homas A. DeLong '57 Feature Editors 

Peter C. Fleming '57 

Stuart C. Auerbach '57 Sports Editors 

Robert L. Fishbock '57 

Warren Clork '58 ,, Photography Editor 

Volume LXX February 25, 1956 Number 7 

Editorial 

THE SOPH COUNCIL 



If the Soplioniori' C.'oiiiieil were asked on wliat ^rouiKls it just- 
ifies its e.\ist("iite, the answer would be as nebulous as the orirani- 
zation itself. One has the rii;ht to wonder how sueh a noble idea 
eoiikl result in sueli an obvious failure. The reason is fairly sini]jle. 
The (louncil has lost sij;ht of its orii^inal purpose. The leadership 
is uneoneerned, the members remain laekadaisieal and the results 
amount to little more than feeble attempts. 

The unfortunate aspect of the entire affair is that the Sojiho 
more Couiieil can be an effective body serving as a link betweer 
the upperclassmen and the freshmen. \n ingredient of interest 
would render the car pool purposeful and the Frosh-Soph Smashe; 
enjoyable. 

The Record advances three suggestions that would permi 
the Soph Council to rise to its full capabilities: 1- ,\llow the coun- 
cil to elect its own officers instead ol ha\ing the alrcadv over- 
bindened Class President serve as Chairman; 2- Regular meetings 
as well as joint meetings with the Freshman Council and the 
Freshman Social Council; 3- Permit the Sophomore Council Chair- 
man to consult with the Social Council or the College Council 
when a problem arises re(|uiring their attention. 

It is hoped that the Sophomore Council will consider these 
proposals and attemi5t to iDerform a more beneficial service to the 
Freshmen and the college as a whole. 



A Revised Purple Key 



A new revitalized Purple Key is definitely needed on the Wil- 
liams cani]5us. The Cargoyle-proposed constitution, which the old 
Purple Key ado])ted before it disbanded, will go a long way to- 
wards satisfying this need. During the ]iast years, the Key, which 
consisted ol team captains and managers, was non-functioning. 
Its main purpose was to act as a reception committee for all visit- 
ing athletic teams as well as cooperating with the Departinent of 
Athletics. Needles to say, the Purple Key failed to fulfill these 
basic aims. 

The new Gargoyle constitution offers three major changes : 1- ) 
"It would be a Junior organization instead of automatic member- 
ship for captains and managers. 2-) The size would be reduced 
from a flexible number aroimd thirty to a set number of twelve. 
3-) .Members would be elected to the Purple Key on merit only 
whether they be athletes, managers, or just students interested in 
athletics at Williams." 

There is little doubt that the selection of juniors would make 
for a more active organization. They will not be as burdened with 
other activities such as is the case with seniors. At the present time, 
the only honor a student can receive at the end of his sophomore 
year is selection as a Junior Advisor. Another wonderful improve- 
ment is the reduction in size which should build for a more efficient 
working unit. 

Cajitainship and managership under the old Purple Key were 
equated with interest in athletics at Williams. Results have shown 
to the contrary. The idea of selecting am/ interested student on the 
basis of merit alone is in itself a prestige building factor. The 
many students that are sincerely concerned with improving the 
athletic setup will be able to put their enthusiasm to work in the 
new Purple Key. 

A devoted, intelligent group will have a voice hi deciding 
athletic |iolicy through its two seats on the Athletic Council. Not 
only that, but it will provide the only direct liason between the 
Athletic Director and the student body. This will give the students 
an opportunity to make enlightened criticisms that can lead to 
changes in policy. 

One of the suggestions advanced by the Gargoyle plan con- 
cerns Homecoming Weekends. On these occasions, there is a not- 
iceable lack of social events to entertain the alumni, their guests, 
as well as students after the athletic contests. The new Purple Key 
could fill this void by sponsoring dances and other forms of enter- 
tainment. 

The new Purple Key would be an autonomous grouj) respon- 
sible only to the idea of improving athletics at Williams. As such, 
with an enthusiastic membership, it can do a great deal for the 
college. The new constitution seems to provide a framework for 
an effective organization. 



TalcDted Dean's Varied Musical Ventures 

Attract Equally Wide-Ranged Audiences 



Hi/ Siiiunil liumli 

If you closed your eyes it soumled like an after-dinner con- 
cert at a seventeenth eentiiry estate in Fnrope, but with them 
open you could plainly see that the flowing nielodv was coming 
from the office of the Dean of Ficshmcii. Roy l.aiiison had just 
bent over and extracted a recorder— an F.lizabethan llute to most 
pi'ople— Irom his bulging briefcase. It was also obvious that lie 
li;mdled this instrument as adroitly as his hot clarinet, lor which 
he is better known in Williams music circles. 

Incongruous as it mav seem with his present position. Dean 
Lamson is e.vceptionallv well (jualified as a band leader and inu- 
sician. He plays the Kith centurv recorder and the clarinet, ami 
his talents extend to the tenor, alto and baritone sa.\ and to con- 
ducting a.s well. His audiences ba\e ranged Iroin a sm;dl group 
including the present President of the United States to ;i capacilv 
crowd in Harvard Stadium, and his musical interests run from 
17tli century ballads through all aspects of jazz and popular 
dance nuinbers. 



ished yet; Eddie Duchin, who needs no introduction; Charlie 
Henderson, who wrote "Deep in the Night" aiid was pianist for 
Rudy Valee; "Pee Wee" Russell, known to Nick's and Kddie Con- 
don's; Wright Uriggs, who was pianist for the group and now lias 
his own orchestra which has played at Williams several times; 
these and niauv more at one time or another played lor the Har- 
vardims uliile Rov l.amson w;is the leader. 




i the: 
giARVARDlANS 



Then (at Harvard) — a clarinet at his lips 



Familiar Names 
To start near the beginning— and that is not as long ago as 
till' word "Dean" implies to some people— Roy Lamsoti was or- 
g;uiizing a band. The first of se\eral, this one was at Cambridge 
High & Latin School. The ne.xt was at Harvard where, besides 
playing 1st clarinet in the Harvard Band, the Dean louiul time 
to organize a large dance orchestra which he called the Har- 
vartlians. Some of the names on the Harvarcli;nis' roster are still 
familiar today. Johnny Green, who wrote "Rody and Soul "; Leroy 
.\nderson, who started out as a string bass player and hasn't fin- 



Now (at Housepartics) — still with his clarinet 



Oil the side l^amson served as leader of the Gold Coast Or 

ehcstr;! ol thi' Harvard Instrunieiital Cluhs, and I'ven hinnd tiim 
lor studies, too. ^'ears at Harv;iid p;issi'd, and so did simimers in 
ICuropc, pl;i\ing first with a group of leading collegiate musician! 
on a 7()-d;i\' Medilerraue;m tour, ami then with his own Har- 
\arili;nis in Seaudiiiavi;i ami CcrmaiiN' under the auspices of the 
International I'"riendship League. 

/'/(/(/(■(/ ol W'illiamii 

Rv this time, the Ilarvardians' Di.\ie Band Combo had played 
its first engagement at Williams (College, at the Psi U house with 
an unmoved President Carlield in atteudimce the whole evening 
The idea of being Dean here was about as far from his mind as 
possible at the time. 

On hecoming a tutor at Harvard's .Adams House and Rad- 
cliffe ("it was pleasant") .Mr. Lamson ;ic(|nir<'d ;i Ph.D., and 
though it was in the field of l'',iiglisli, ballads of the KiOO's worked 
their way in. When J. P. Ha.\ter Hi, then lie;ul of .\daiiis House, 
left Harvard to become president of Willi;uns (College, Roy Lani- 
■ion came with liiin. The war took the campus' most traveled mu 
■jician back to Europe, and after the liberation of Paris, weekends 
sitting in with a jazz ensemble were not uncommon. 



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A Campus-to-Career Case History 




Dick Abraham of Bell Telephone Laboratories, here experimenting 
with closing the loop on a transistor feedback amplifier. 



'Tm working with top names and top talent" 



That's one of Richard P. Ahraham's 
commenls about his career with Ilell Tele- 
phone Lahoratories in Murray Hill, N. J. 
"In l')Si, after I'd received my M.S. from 
Stanford," Dick conliniies, "I was inter- 
viewed by a nuinher of companies. Of 
these I liked the Bell Labs interview best 
— the interviewer knew what he was talk- 
ing ahout, and the Labs seemed a liigh- 
calihcr place. 

"The Lahs have a profe.ssion.il atmos- 
phere, and I'm really impressed by my 
working associates. As for my work, I've 
been on rotating assignments — working 
with transistor networks and their meas- 
urement techniques, studying magnetic 



drum circuitry, and doing classified work 
on Nike. This experience is tremendous. 
"In addition to the job, I attend Lab- 
conducted classes on a graduate level 
several times a week. Resides that, the 
Labs are hclpinp me pet a Ph.D. at 
Columbia by giving me time off to gel to 
laic afternoon classes. Thai's the kind of 
co-operation you really appreciate from 
your company. 

"What are important to me are the op- 
porhmilic- offered by the job and the 
work itself. My wife and I own a house 
near Murray Hill, and we've found a lot 
of friends through the Labs. All in all, 
I think I'm in the right kind of place." 



Dirk Abraham is typical of the many young men 
who are finding their careers in the Boll System. 
Similar rarccr opportunities exist in the Bell 
Telephone Companies, Western EIretrir and 
Sandia Corporation. Your placement officer has 
more information about these companies. 




THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1956 



Y/illiams Cagers Defeat Vermont 

By S6 ' 68 in One Sided Contest 

_ _. . j*i 



Ephmen Hold Edge 
A» First Team Paces 



. „.„ Cook Leads Williams 

Early Game Scoring Against TuftS Sextct 

Porous Defense Plagues 
Visiting Jumbo Squad 



Burlington, Vt., Feb. 22 - The 
Williams College basketball team 
Journeyed to the University of 
Vermont tonight and defeated a 
Vermont squad by an Impressive 
86-68 score. The Ephmen were In 
complete command of the situa- 
tion from the opening tip-off. and 
won going away. Throughout the 
last 18 minutes of the second half. 
Coach Al Shaw employed only 
Ills reserves as the first stringers 
threatened to turn the game Into 
11 farce In the first half's action. 

After the first ten minutes the 
Ephs were never again threatened 
as they held a 20-12 advantage. 
The half time score wa.s 57-22 as 
every shot seemed to find its way 
into the hoop. Wally Jensen and 
Bob BU.SS led the fli'st half Wil- 
liams scoiing splurge as they each 
contributed nineteen points in the 
first twenty minutes of the game, 
.lensen wound up the evening's 
work with a second half field goal 
10 give him a total of twenty one 
iJOints and keep his season's aver- 
age hovering close to the twenty 
point a game mark. 

The rebounding of Jim Symons 
and Walt Shipley kept the Wil- 
liams control of the boards both on 
the offensive and defensive. In the 
second half Shaw used his reserve 
strength to good advantage and 
i,'ave his regulars a rest before 
I his Saturday's Little Three game 
with Wesleyan. Mike Dubroff, 
Marv Wcinstein, Ira Kowal, Char- 
lie Schweighauser, and Andy San- 
tos kept the second team going 
and failed to take the pressure off 
a desperate Vermont squad. 

Williams scored on 32 field goals 
and 22 fouls. The Ephs countered 
on 22 out of 26 free throws for an 
85 per cent average. 



Ephs Seek Win In 
Favored Swimmers 



Saturday, Feb. 25 - The Tufts 
hockey team, seeking Its fourth 
win to bolster a 3-11 record, will 
face the Eph Pucksters this after- 
noon at 3:15 on the college rink. 
As the Jumbos play one of the 
toughest collegiate schedules, their 
record does not give a true pic- 
ture of their ability. Tufts has 
beaten Amherst, New Hampshire, j 
and Holy Cross. Eph coach Bill I 
Mccormick says that the game 
should be a toss-up. He feels that 
with Tuft's weak defense, the con- 
test should be high scoring. 

Cook, who scored a hat trick 
against Dartmouth, will pace the 
Ephs. Fa.'U-skating Doug Poole 
and Dick Flood will complete the 
first line. Captain Bob Bethune, 
a two-year letterman, center R.A. 
Gallun, and Bob Leinbach com- 
pose the second line. Rick Driscoll, 
a sophomore with a lot of poise, 
and John Holman will hold down 
the defensive positions with 
Geoige Welles and Howie Patter- 
son in relief. Dick Marr will guard 
the Purple nets. 

An aggressive attack charac- 
terizes Tufts' play. Last year line- 
man Whitey Hamilton was the 
nation's second highest scorer, ex- 
celled only by Harvard's Bob 
Cleary. One of the east's finest 
players, Hamilton Is an excellent 
skater and stick handler. Charlie 
Cinto, an effective scorer, and 
Tom Nolan, an outstanding stick- 
man, will strengthen the visitors' 
attack. 




Little Three Meet; 
Oppose Wesleyan 

Freshmen Also Battle Cardinals; 
He, Reeves Pace Yearling Team 

bij Clicl Laxell 

Saturday, Feb. 25 - A liij^hly favoicd Williams swimming team 
will meet visiting Wesleyan al 2:00 this afternoon in Lasell Pool 
in (jucst ul the first leg of the Little Three Championship. The 
i Iphs, eoaehcd by Dob .\Iuir. slioiikl ha\e little trouble with Coach 
lliigli G. .McCurdy's squad, which is having a |)oor year. The 
w'esmei] recently lost to .Kiiiherst, 51-:33, and ha\e also di'opped 

— C'a meet to U. Mass. 



Coach Muir (Right) demonstrates freestyle stroke to Co-Captains 
Jenks (Left) and Gardner (Center). 



Varsity, Frosh Face Wesmen in Squash; 
Stafford, Jones To Play in Top Positions 

Saturday, I-Y-b. 25 - Coach Clarence Chaffee's varsity and 
freshmaii squash teams travel to .Middlctown, Conn, today to play 
Wesleyan rac<)uetmcn. The varsity will be seeking their fifdi 
win, against thi-ee losses, while the frosh squad is still trying to 
win their first match. 

The Wesleyan varsity has not made a veiy iinpressive showing 
thus far this season and for this reason is the underdog today. 
The Cardinals lack experience, with three of the top nine men, 
.Sojiliomores. They have lost to MIT, Harvard, Trinity, .\rmy, Dart- 
mouth, and Amherst, while winning over Adelphi and Fordham. 
The score of the match with Amherst, the defending I^ittle Tluee 
champs, last Saturday was 9-0. 

i-'resh from an overwhelming 8-1 victoiy over Dartmouth, the 
Ephmen arc out to icpeat last year's success over the Cardinals. 
Williams thus far has beaten M.I.T., Trinity, Yale, and Dartmouth, 
while losing to Princeton, Navy, and Army. The highlight of this 
year's schedule has been the 5-4 upset victory over Yale on Win- 
ter Cariu'val weekend. 

The toj) niiie men who will face Wesleyan in today's match 
are; Ollie Stafford, Tom Jones, Scott Wood, Sam Eells, Rogers 
Southall, John Barton, Tom Shulman, Dick Ennis and Bill Weaver. 



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Wesleyan Downs 
Wrestlers, 14-8 

Eph. Yearlings Take 
3rd Straight Match 

By Chuck Dunkel 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 - The Wil- 
liams varsity wrestling team lost 
a hard-fought match to Wesley- 
an this afternoon 14-8, in a con- 
test held in Lasell Gym. The 
Caidinals came from behind a- 
galnst the game Williams squad, 
winning the last five matches to 
gain the victory. 

Williams jumped into an 8-0 
lead against the visitors from 
Middletown, Conn., by sweeping 
the lower weight classes. John Ev- 
ans opened the meet by decision- 
ing Tom Burns 10-2, and Ted Mc- 
Kee followed with another three 
pointer by downing Dave Friske, 
9-2. Jim Hutchinson then defeat- 
ed Huckens 1-0, to add two more 
points to the Eph total. 

Wesleyan Comes Back 

Wesleyan then began to roll, 
as Carter Howard lost to the Car- 
dinal captain Jim Gramentine. 
and Dave Andrews was decisioned 
by Kent Davies, before Gene Sul- 
livan was defeated by George Da- 
vies to tie the score at 8-8. Wes- 
leyan swept the last two matches 
to record the win, as Ted Baum- 
gardner was decisioned by Tom 
Sorenson, and Pete Carney was 
outpointed by his heavier oppo- 
nent, Jack Dunn. 

The Eph frosh displayed fine 
team stiength in downing the Car- 
dinals to gain the first leg of 
the little three championship. Af- 
ter Bill Lockwood won by a for- 
feit, Kurt Wieneke and Larry Pon- 
doin gained quick pins to give the 
Purple a 12-0 lead. Harry Bow- 
doin then lost on a pin. but Brad 
Smith pinned his opponent, and 
Dave Moore followed with a de- 
cision to assure victory. Norm 
Walker then lost on a decision be- 
fore Bob Hatcher pinned his hea- 
vier opponent to end the match. 



The Cardinals will be led by co- 
captains Bob Bretscher and Kick 
Stevens, who have been outstand- 
ing in an otherwise drab squad. 
Bretscher swims the 300 medley 
relay along with Stevens and Al 
Kolb, and the final 400 yard re- 
lay with Chip Morgan, Neil 
Spiingborn, and Bill Caspary. Ste- 
vens is strong in the 200 yard 
breaststroke with Gene Marks al- 
so pai'ticipating in this event. The 
duo of Kolb and Larry Marshall 
swim for Wesleyan in the 200 yard 
backstroke. 

Morgan In 50, 100 

Morgan will be the Wesmen's 
chief threat in the 50 freestyle as 
well as the 100. Opposing him will 
oe co-captain Kirt Gardner, Bob 
Severance and Tom Kellog in the 
50 and Pete Bertine and Tony 
Brockleman in the 100. Claude 
Broncart and Jerry Weinstein arc 
ihe Wesleyan choices against Pete 
Dietz and Brockleman in the 220 
and 440 fieestyle races. Eph div- 
ers Buster Grossman and Bob 
Jones will be opposed by Beau 
Freeman and Tony Gale. 

At 3:30 the once-beaten Wil- 
liams freshmen will swim the Wes- 
men. Paced by co-captains Chip 
Ide, in the 50, 100 and final 200 
relay, and Alex Reeves in the 100 
and 200 relay, the yearlings are 
also solid choices to gain their 
fourth win. Jack Hyland will help 
Ide in the 50. Henry Tatem will 
swim the 150 relay and the back- 
stroke, and Marty Mermen will 
lead the Ephs in the bieastslroke. 
Ide will be out to break his two 
records of 23.1 in the 50 and 52.3 
in the 100 while the 200 yard re- 
lay team of Ide, Reeves. Frost and 
either Hyland or Mennen may cut 
this year's new frosh mark of 1: 
37.9. 



Matmen Meet Jeffs 



Saturday, Feb. 25 - This after- 
noon the Williams College wrest- 
lers, both varsity and frosh, will 
face the Jeff grapplers in a cru- 
cial Little Three match at Am- 
herst. In the 1955 encounter, the 
Purple won a 16-10 victory, to 
take the Little Three crown. 

Coach Ed Bullock's varsity mat- 
men will carry a 3-3 season's re- 
cord Into this week's matches, 
having gained triumphs over U.- 
See Page 4. Col. 4 



Cantabs Rip Ephs 
In Frosh Hockey 



Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 21 - Led 
by Ken Higgenbottom and Mort 
Fischer, the Harvard sextet re- 
mained undefeated by downing 
the Williams freshmen. 4-0, to- 
day for their sixteenth win of the 
season. After a shaky first period, 
the Ephmen settled down and held 
their opponents to one goal. 

The Crimson started fast with 
three first period goals. On as- 
sists from Spud Reilly and Pete 
McLaughlin, Higgenbottom scored 
from a scramble In front of the 
nets at 1:36. Fischer drove Hugh 
Kelley's rebound past Pete Guy 
at 11:40. Higgenbottom tallied a- 
gain at 13:00, this time from 10 
feet out, on a pass from Cal Col- 
lins, Harvard's final goal came at 
4:30 of the last stanza as Fischer 
scored again. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATUUDAY, FEBHUARY 25. 1956 



Political Science Department Offers 

New Plan For Honors Degree; 

Students Have Two Choices 



By Diek Davis 

Editor's note: 

77i:s artick' is the third in a scrirs 
comemiun (he new liiinors proKium. 
Tliis article will ileal with the jira- 
gram of the Fiilitiial Heieiice De 
pnrtmcnt. In the next issue, the Ee- 
ttnoniies major anil the closely allit'tl 
Political Economy major leill he treat 
ed. 

The Political Science Depait- 
ment offers two normal channels 
to an honois degree, and in ex- 
captional cases, a third channel 
may be opened to the honors as- 
pirant. As in the honors programs 
of so many other departments, all 
candidates for the honors degree 
in Poli-Sci will be enrolled in a 
required seminar couise, Poli-Sci 
SlOi. This is the basic course for 
honors worlc, and deals with "al- 
ternative approaches to the study 
of man and political society". 

After completing the ground- 
worlc course, the student may 
clijose between the normal two 
and sometimes three alternative 
roULCS. Ihe first possibility is to 
taKe three more seminar courses, 
'the oih^r normal alternative con- 
sists ol electing a seminar in the 
second semester of the junior year, 
and spending tlie senior year pre- 
paring a thesis. The latter course 
has been the departmental pro- 
gram in the past, and will be fol- 
lowed by all students in the Class 
of '57. 

Seminar Requirements 

The student who decides to ob- 
tain his honors degree by the se- 
minar route will have his choice 
of seminars in ilie second semes- 
ter 01 boih his junior and senior 
ycais, when two seminars are of- 
fered. In the first semester of the 
li)bV-58 scnool year (the senior 
year for honors students in the 
new program) only one seminar 
will be offeied. The honors can- 
didate may choose freely among 
these seminars, except that he will 
be expected to take one in the 
general field of domestic politics 
and one in the general field of in- 
ternational relations or compara- 
tive politics. With departmental 
permission, the candidate may re- 
ceive honors credit for a seminar 
in another related department, so 
long as the "versatility" require- 
ment (i.e. domestic and interna- 
tional politics) is eventually ful- 
filled. 

The thesis program is self-ex- 
planatory. Students who for any 
reason do not make up their ir'nri 
to embark on the honors program 
until their senior year will be ob- 
liged to enter the thesis plan, ra- 
ther than the seminar system. As 
in all other majors, those students 
who write a thesis do not have to 
take so extensive a final major 
examination as those who take 
the seminar route. 

Exceptional Case 

In exceptional circumstances, 
and with special permission, a 
candidate upon completion of SlOl 
may register for individual reading 
and research in connection with 
an honors thesis to be commenced 
prior to the senior year. Such 
a case might be a student desiring 
to do graduate research work or 
contemplating a caieer in govern- 
ment service. In essence, these 




Prof. Vincent Barnett, Chair- 
man of the Political Science De- 
partment. 



Basketball . . . 

two games, appear to be a greatly 
improved team. Coach Shaw was 
definitely not cocky about tonight's 
outcome, but neither was he pes- 
simistic. The Cardinal's last vic- 
lOries include victories over Nor- 
wich 103-62, and M.I.T. by twenty 
points. The Engineers had for- 
merly beaten Amherst. Milewski, 
Jim Cobbledick, Bob Wuerthner, 
Larry Tremper and John Watson 
compose the probable Wesleyan 
starting line-up. Shaw pointed out 
that Cobbledick and Wuerthue; 
are the boys to look out for. They 
scored 16 and 21 points respec- 
tively in the last Williams game. 
Frosh Seek Little Three 
Haing compiled a fine 9-2 re- 
cord going into tonight's game, 
the Prosh quintet appear to be 
on their way to a Little Tliree 
Championship. Leading the team 
in both scoring and rebounds, big 
6' 4" Jeff Mo: ton will start at 
center. At the guard positions will 
be tire play makers of the team, 
Pete Willmott and Bob Parker. 
Both players, with deadly accur- 
acy and good drive-in shots, have 
iparked the team all year, aver- 
aging 14 points a game. At the 
forward spots will be Bill Hede- 
man, ahd Phil Brown, both good 
rebounders. Hedeman is averag- 
ing over ten points a game. 

students will spend three semes- 
ters rather than the usual two in 
preparing their theses. 

The normal students qualify for 
honors by obtaining acceptable 
marks in Poli-Sci 3-4 in the sopho- 
more year. However, if Poli-Sci 
3-4 is not taken until the junior 
year, a program for honors work 
can be arranged. As Professor V. 
A. Barnett, head of the depart- 
ment says, honors students are 
often "strange animals" anyway, 
and the program must be made 
flexible for their needs. 

All Political Science honors se- 
minars are open to honors stu- 
dents in other majors, whether or 
not they desire to use the course 
for honors credit or as an elec- 
tive. For most of these students, 
Poli-Sci 1-2, P.sychology 1-2, or 
History 3-4 are the prerequisites. 



Phi Betes Offer 
Panel Discussion 
On Tawney Book 

Prof. Newhall Explains 
Religious Influence on 
Rise of Capitalism 



Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Tonight 
tlie Williams chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa held another in its series 
of discussions on great books, 
great ideas. R. H. Tawney's book, 
■Religion and the Rise of Modern 
Capitalism", was the topic under 
discussion. Acting as chairman 
was T. Price Zimmerman. 
Interplay of Religion 
and Capitalism 

Robert R. Bottome Jr., the first 
speaker, stated tliat tire greatest 
sins of the Middle Ages were av- 
arice and usury, but the Reforma- 
tion changed this. Calvin, he em- 
phasized, believed that the object 
of man was to glorify God, and 
man could best do this by means of 
his work and labor. 

Ogden Nutting then disclosed 
that the Reformation in England 
at the start was not a change in 
policy concerning personal gain, 
uater on, in Englaird, "Economics 
oecame another department of hu- 
man life". He then explained that 
r'rotestants began to think that 
m order to be a Christian, a per- 
son must work and utilize his tal- 
ents. Tawney, Nutting stated, said 
economic motives were servants of 
good but now were becoming an 
undesirable master. 

Frof. Newhall Outlines 
Influence of Ethics 

Prof. William Gates stated that 
lalluenccs irom economics had a 
gi-eater effect than religious in- 
iluences on the rise of capitalism. 
A person uses something now that 
will benefit future generations. He 
cited the example of the West- 
ward movement in our country, 
the migration brought little ini- 
Lial wealth to the pioneers. But 
iheir settlement of the West bene- 
liled future generations immense- 
ly. 

Prof. Richard Newhall of the 
History department praised Taw- 
ney's book as "a scholarly work 
not intended exclusively to schol- 
ars, but quite useful". Prof. New- 
hall then explained that Calvin- 
ism did not initiate capitalism for 
it was already well on its way. 
Tawney postulated that property 
cannot be held without responsi- 
bility and production should be 
made for use, not for personal pro- 
perty. 



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Honor Society Elects 
Five New Members 



Saturday, Feb. 25 - In le- 
cent elections held by the Wil- 
liams chapter of Phi Beta Kap- 
pa, five members of the class 
of '56 were named to the na- 
tional college honor society on 
the basis of their academic re- 
cords through the first semes- 
ter. Sigmund Ronell Balka, Al- 
ec Leys France, Thomas Naylor 
Prohock, John Michael Hyde, 
and Thomas Emery Sedgwick 
were the seniors chosen to join 
this exclusive scliolastic organi- 
zation. 



Wrestling ... 

Mass., Coast Guard, and Colgate, 
while bowing to Tufts and 
Springfield, and Wesleyan. The 
line-up for tills match will probab- 
ly be the same as that which fac- 
ed the Wesmen on Wednesday. 

The Jeffs have lost only once 
this year, the defeat coming in an 
early season match with Harvard. 
They have scored victories over all 
other rivals since that time, ex- 
cept for the Wesleyan tie. 

Coach Jim Oslendarp has a fine 
freshman squad, which sports a 
perfect 3-0 mark. They had re- 
corded lop-sided victoi-ies over 
Tufts, Mount Hermon and Wes- 
leyan, losing only one of sixteen 
matches in the process. Due to 
their fine record and great ex- 
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llic iiitroa.si'il fctlcral powiT in tlif Uiiiti'il States. "Federai Rovern. 
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eoiiipetaiit", staled Seott in delendiiiK Hie desef^rej^ation oiJer 
■Its legality is intlebattible", eoiitiinied .Seott. I'or tlii.s reason he 
iiiainliiiiied it must be eiiloieed beeatise law without saiielicm is 
useless, lie iiplield the rij;ht of the Federal government to inter- 
fere and asserted that the desef^reHi'lioii deelaration earrieti with 
it the rifl)\l of eiiforeeiiient. 

"VnvnUf!,htt'i\cil New Oilcims IJhiTiil" 

With a baj; of ipiotes iiml a tlistinetly southern pliilosuphy^ 
(ieor^e Douely, '5(), was the last speaker to appear for the ],.a\ei 
l''a\()riii,n sep-enatiou and against eiiloreemeiit, Donely expi. ssed 
a frank "unenlighteiied sotitheni viewpoint" ami deelared him ,,.lf j 
"New Orleans Liberal". 

Douely lelt the South should make its own (lecisiuns rej^ai liim 
edueation and that the South did not want .seKiejJiation. lie w ,te3 
it understood he was not inhuiuaiie towaril iNej^roes and fell ihcy 
should be treated with "sympathy anil hopes". Ue.seribiuf; hi jif^ 
in the South and relations with .Nej^roes, Donely felt the .•■' •gto 
is not ready for iuteyratiou. 

. "JVo Evil Phi 1)1/ (I Hiii^otcd People" 

Douely's attitude was best refleetetl in the followi;i|^ e- 
from his talk: "I belie\e tlie will ol the people must !);• u 
behire auvthint; . . . SeL;rei;atiou is Ihe will. 'I'lie North is hat! 
foriueil if thev belie\c senrejjatioii is an evil plot by a I): 
people . . . Sef;rej;aliou is a way ol life, a praetieal answer ;i 
tipou to ti soeiologieal problem . . . Sei;ref;atiou is lor the Son 
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Economics Department Presents 
New System for Honors Work; 
Alters Political Economy Major 

by Dick Duiis 
Editor K Note: 

This iatlw jourth in a scries of arliclcx on tlic rcnovAitcd honors 
proffinii. The Economics and Political Ecoiionii/ nuijors arc dis- 
cussed. Professor Cutis, who uill he Poli-Ee Honors Chairmen 
next i/car, provided the infornintion. 

Tlicrc arc two routes to the de^vv willi lioijois in luoiioiiiics. 
Each caiulklatc will participate in two seminars dnrin;; the jiniior 
year, of which the SlOl course - "Vahie, Distriliution, and Wel- 
fare" - is re<|uire(l. This seminar will norjnallv he taken concnr- 
reiitly with the Iseononiics .'j secpience course, hut if registration 
considerations permit, an lionors seition in Ec. 5 will l)e set up 
and the two courses will he intei^rated. The prere(|nisile course 
is Economics 1-2, however, so that students who did not take Ec. 

3-4 in the sopliomore year mayO . 

still qualify for the deKree with 



Honors. 

After finishing this required .se- 
minar, the honors aspirant has a 
choice of seminar courses in the 
second semester. In the 1950-57 
school year, two seminars will be 
offered in the second term, one 
entitled "Intei'natlonal Economics 
Thejiy and Policy" and the othi'i 
"Ecoiiumlcs of Development". An- 
other seminar will be added to tlir 
list of alternatives in 1957-58. 
Juniors Affected 

The Junior year honors requin - 
ments now satisfied, the candi- 
date has his choice of two alter- 
native routes during the senior 
year. He may write a thesis, as ha.s 
been the sole possibility in the 
past, or he may select two more 
seminar courses. With depart- 
mental permission, he may obtain 
honors credit for a seminar in an- 
other department. Hence a stu- 
dent Interested in the economics 
of mining might take a Geology se- 
minar for honors credit in Eco- 
nomics. 

As far as the Junior year pro- 
Biuiii goes, the new honors pian is 
substantially the same as the pre- 
vious one. Thus a Junior currently 
in the program may qualify for 
the degree with honors under the 
new program by either writing a 
thesis or by taking two more se- 
minars In the senior year. It Ls 
pointed out that seminar students 
must lake a much more extensive 
major examination than those who 
write a thesis. 

Political Economy 

The degree with honors in Po- 
litical Economy is basically th3 
same as in Economics. All students 




President Baxter Dean Of The National Cathedral 

Formally Curtails! 
ROTC Unit Here 



Gives Sunday Chapel Sermon 



Letter Reaffirms Stand 
Closing Eph Program 

In June Next Year ! 



Professor William B. Gates 



take two seminars in the Junior 
year, and then decide whether they 
Midi, uu Luiittiiue liie seiituiar sys- 
tem or write a thesis in the senior 
year. There is one difference. 
Where the Economics Department 
land most other departments) re- 
quires an introductory seminar 
only in the first semester of the 
junior year, Poli-Ec. honors can- 
didates must take a required semi- 
nar in each semester of the Junior 
year. 

In the first half of the year, 
students will take the SlOl course 
in the development of Western po- 
litical thought. The prerequisite 
See Page 4, Col. 1 



CC To Investigate Frosh Hours; 
Dengel To Head Rules Committee 

Monday, Feb. 27 - In its second meeting the newly formed 
College Council this evening announced the a|)pointn)ent of two 
committees and outlined [jlaiis for the spring term. The Committees 
apporntetl were the Holes, Election, and Nominations Committee 
and a special group to investigate hours in Ireshman dorms. 

F. R. Dengel, ".57, will ser\e as chairman of the lUiles Com- 
mittee. Other members are Dick Jackson, '59, Whitey Kaufman. '58, 
and Ted VVynn, '58. This committee will be in charge of suggesting 
candidates for the Student Union Committee and the Honor Sys- 
tem and Discipline Committee, both of which will be chosen in 
next Monday's in<>eting. in addition to Dick Fearon, '57, Vice- 
President of the CC; and Bill Seoble. '57, head of the JA's, the Dis- 
cipline Committee will be made up of three Council members and 
three other men elected by the CC from the student body. 
Frf).s7i Hours Commiilce 

The Committee to in\estigate hours for girls in Ireshman 
dorms will be headed by Seoble. The other members are Ross 
Baldessarini, '59, Jack Betz, '59, Hank Foltz, '59. Jack Love, 58, 
Earry Nilsen, '58, and Dave Skaff, '59. This group will submit a 
report next week containing suggestions to better social privileges 
for freshmen. The Council took another stei) concerning tins prob- 
lim by endorsing a letter to Dean of Freshmen Roy Eamson, writ- 
ten by JA Dave C^onnolly, '57. The letter suggested that lecreation 
rooms ill the Student Union be kept open until 3;tK) AM on Friday 
and Saturday evenings of Hoiisejiarty weekends and other impor 
tant social occasions. The purpose of this extension of hours, ac 
cording to Connolly, is to give Freshmen "the opportunity to en 
joy a more varied social life." 

President of the CC, Dee Gardner,' "57, observed that much of 
the spring term would be taken up in deciding on the nislung sys- 
tem, both in theory and practice, for next year. In next weeks 
meeting a Hushing Committee will be set uj) in order to myosti- 
gate the problem. In the future joint meetings with the Social 
Coimcil will be held in order that house views on the subject may 
be presented. Any CC decisions concerning the rushing system 
must also be passed by the SC in order to go into effect. Among 
the topics to be discussed are dirty rushing and what to do about 
if, times for rushing next fall, and an investigation ot certain teat- 
iircs of the system of post-rushing bids which was inaugurated 
this September. 

Nibcn, Cflrbwi Sup^f^estions 

Among the ideas brought up in the meetings was a proposal 
by Nilsen to look into the idea of nominating candidates tor in- 
dividual offices (President, Vice-President, Representative) in 
See Page 4, Col. 2 



Friday, Feb. 24 - The uncer- 
tainty surrounding the announced 
disestablishment of the local 
AFROTC detachment was lifted 
this afternoon with the revelation 
that President Baxter has sent to 
Air Force headquarters a letter 
closing the doors to the continua- 
tion of the program at Williams 
College. The unit definitely will 
be closed in June 1957. 

President Baxter's letter cli- 
maxes a long series of events 
which began last fall when rumors 
arose that the detachment would 
be dissolved because it did not 
meet minimum enrollment re- 
quirements. The Air Force offi- 
cially dissolved the group, along 
with units at Amherst, Harvard, 
Yale, Princeton and others De- 
cember 5. 

Official Reverse 

FoUowinn the announcement of 
the Air Force decision, official re- 
versals jumbled the situation to an 
extent that, until the president's 
letter today, no one, including the 
ROTC staff here, knew what to 
expect. Headquarters first stated 
that underclassmen would have no 
possible way to complete the 
course, and that a condensed 
course was not permissible. After 
Christmas and Just before mid- 
years this stand was reversed and 
sophomores were allowed tc enroll 
in a condensed second and third 
year course which would allow 
them to finish ROTC with the pre- 
tipnt jMninv niot-p^ ^v.^ then be com - 
missioned upon graduation. 

After mid-terms the Air Force 
announced, through the office of 
Massachusetts Senator Leverett 
Saltonstall, that the units which 
had been dissolved might be con- 
tinued if the colleges involved re- 
quested. 

Committee Vote 

After considering the case care- 
fully and putting it to a vote of 
the executive committee of the 
See Page 4, Col. 1 

Cobden To Lead 
St. John's Vestry 

Students Also Elect 
Sidles, Mackenzie 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 - The St. John 
Student Vestry tonight selected Its 
officers for the current year. Ted 
Cobden was elected Senior War- 
den. Chosen Junior Wardens were 
Bud Sidles and Al Mackenzie. Of- 
flcerships of Secretary and Trea- 
surer were bestowed upon Bob Ap- 
pleford and Skip Cole respectively. 

Cobden played golf and squash 
last year and has been very ac- 
tive in the Student Vestry. Bud 
Sidles, who has been an active 
member of the Flying Club, has 
been a member of the football, 
golf, and skiing teams. Junior 
Warden in charge of the Blackin- 
ton Mission is Al Mackenzie. Al 
has participated In WCC, -WOC, 
Washington Gladden Society, and 
Freshman Squash, in addition to 
his work In the Student Vestry. 
Officers Plan Discussion 

Bob Appleford, newly-elected 
secretary, lists football, WCC, 
WOC, Handbook Committee, and 
the QUL among his many activi- 
ties. Serving as treasurer will be 
Skip Cole. Included in Skip's ac- 
tivities are lacrosse, frosh skiing, 
and football, co-advertising man- 
ager of the RECORD, the WCC, 
and the Yacht Club. 

The new officers take over their 
duties on March 24. Senior War- 
den Cobden plans a more extensive 
series of discussion gioups. as well 
as the continuation of the monthly 
dinners with scheduled guest 
speakers. Early In April, the new 
slate of officers has scheduled a 
talk by Father Patterson, Head- 
master of the Kent School. 




Left to Right — Harrison Owen, Francis Welch, Charles Simpkin- 
son, Rev. Francis B. Sayre, and Eli Loranger. 



David M. Potter 
To Speak Tonight 

Yale Historian To Talk 
On American Abundance 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - David M. 
Potter, Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of American Studies at Yale 
will lecture on the topic "Econo- 
mic Abundance and American Im- 
perialism" at the Thompson Biolo- 
gy Laboratory this evening at 8:00. 

Potter, who is regarded as one 
of the best cultural historians 

tpnp^'Ticr in thn TTriifpH St?.*;CC to 

day, is the author of "People of 
Plenty". This book has been des- 
cribed as a "basic study of Ameri- 
can society" which seeks to explain 
American character in terms of 
American historical development. 
Tlie book has been used at Wil- 
liams this past semester as a re- 
gular text in both Political Sci- 
ence 1 and History 18. In 1950 
Potter was selected to deliver the 
Walgreen Foundation Lectures at 
the University of Chicago. 

Following the lecture, there will 
be an informal discussion and 
question period in the Senior 
Lounge of the Student Union at 
which refreshments will be served. 



Saints, Sigs Choose 
Winnacker, Chapman 

Elect Dolbear, Phillips, 

Edwards to Positions 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - The Saints 
and Sig Phis announced recently 
the results of their elections for 
1956 officers. John Winnacker was 
chosen president ot St. Anthony 
Hall while Bill Chapman will head 
Sigma Phi. 

Chapman was number one man 
on the freshman golf team and 
Joined the varsity last year. He is 
a member of the Flying Club and 
has been associated with WMS. 
Edwards. Phillins. Dolhear Win 

Nick Edwards was named vice- 
president of the Sigs. He is on the 
WOC Board and is active in the 
WCC and the Yacht Club. The new 
treasurer of Sigma Phi is Dave 
Phillips. A varsity cross-country 
runner, Phillips is Debate Man- 
ager of the Adelphic Union and is 
connected with the WCC. 

Newly elected Saint president, 
Winnacker is a junior advisor and 
bolsters the track team with his 
discus hurling. The Saints also 
named Tren Dolbear as their new 
treasurer. Dolbear, an associate 
managing editor ot the RECORD, 
is a member of Cap and Bells and 
has been active in WMS and the 
WCC. 



Madrigal Singers of Williams, Wellesley 
Charm Congregational Church Listeners 



Sayre Also Talks 
In WCC Meeting 



Sunday. Feb. 26 - The Rev. 
Francis B. Sayre, Jr., Dean of the 
National Cathedral in Washing- 
ton, DC, delivered a sermon in 
Chapel this afternoon on the im- 
portance of self-sacrifice in the 
Christian religion. After an infor- 
mal supper in the Lecture Room of 
the First Congregational Church, 
Dean Sayre expanded his ideas on 
the role ot religion in America to- 
day in a speech and discussion on 
the subject: "How Real is the Re- 
ligious Revival?" 

Taking his text from a passage 
in the Gospel of St. Mark, in which 
Christ tells the people: "Whoso- 
ever will come after me, let him 
deny himself, and take up his 
cross, and follow me", the Dean 
centered his sermon about the cur- 
rent, widespread misinterpreta- 
tions of Christianity. He described 
the main error as ignorance of the 
necessity to deny oneself in order 
to gain the full benefit of Christ's 
teaching. 

Sickness of the Age 

Dean Sayre gave evidence of 
this "sickness of the age" by quot- 
ing the .story of a woman who 
tried to describe her feelings dur- 
ing a visit to the Meditation Room 
of the United Nations Building in 
New York. To her, the room's 
sepulchral atmosphere, its empti- 
ness and, above all, the absence of 

to forget his petty differences and 
meet the challenge of brotherhood 
through self-denial. She called this 
refusal: "the Leukemis of Non- 
committment". 

According to Dean Sayre, there 
are two reasons for our refusal to 
commit ourselves to the more dif- 
ficult requirements of Christiani- 
ty: selfishness and honest per- 
plexity. He pointed out the ease 
with which we are satisfied with 
material wealth and our unwill- 
ingness to give up physical and 
mental comfort for spiritual wel- 
fare. However, he admitted that 
many people honestly cannot see 
any need to "take the Cross square 
on their own shoulders". But he 
continued: "Many things — even a 
See Page 4, Col. 4 



Last Sunday afternoon in the Congregational Church the Wil- 
liams Singers and the Wellesley Madrigal Singers sang for an at- 
tentive audience of more than one hundred music lovers. This 
uni(|ue grouii offers a real treat to those who are unfamiliar with 
sixteenth and seventeenth century music. The combined chorus 
started off the afternoon with three English madrigals. One of 
them, especially, deserves to be quoted, as a ty]3ical unrequited- 
love theme of Elizabethan England: 

"April is in my Mistress' face 
And July in her eyes hath place. 
Within lier bosom is September; 
But in her heart a cold December." 

The second part of the program i)resciited five lute-songs 
sung by soloists from Williams and Wellesley. Judith Houck with 
her light, soft tone and radiant smile evoked thunderous apjilause 
after her rendition of "It was a Lover and his Lasse". Don IJrown, 
\'ic Parsons and Dave Nevins shone as the soloists for Williams. 

The final offering was the Missa Brevis composed by Diet- 
rich Biixtehude for the 16th Century Lutheran Church Service. 
The size of the singing group was well suited to the dimensions 
of the music, and tiieir balance of tone, volume, and expression 
made this all-too-brief piece a very mo\ing work. 

Williams Group Led bi/ Nick Wright 
Impressed by the Concert, we determined to disco\er the 
origin of the Williams Singers. In 1954, seven members of the 
then-Freshman Class got together for the Inter-Fraternity Sing; 
they remained an organized group and now include Don Brown. 
Bill Dutlley, Pete Elbow, Bob Goss, Eli Loranger. Dave Nevins, 
Bill Malcolm, Crane Miller, \'ic Parsons. Don Smith, Hobby 
Wright, and Nick Wright, their capable conduetor. .Mthough the 
specialty of the Singers is music of the 16th and 17th Centuries, 
they function simultaneously as the Williams Octet, and their 
varied repertoire includes many contemporary, po)iular songs 
Having planned an active schedule, the Singers look forward to 
several concerts later this year: a high point of their season will 
be the Wellesley Octet F'estiyal where Williams, Amherst, Yale 
and other Eastern colleges will be represented. 



Mento Tops Slate 
Of Newman Club 

Crawford Named Head 
Of Concert Committee 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - New of- 
ficers were announced by two cam- 
pus organizations recently as the 
Newman Club and the Thompson 
Concert Committee held elections 
for the coming year. Robert K. 
Mento '57, was chosen for the pre- 
sidency of the Newman Club re- 
placing Charles H. Robinson '56, 
and William F. Crawford '57. be- 
came chairman of the Concert 
Committee succeeding Ronald D. 
Emery '56. 

Following last Sunday's com- 
munion the outgoing leader of the 
Newman Club presided al a break- 
fast during the election of the new 
officers. The new president ot the 
Newman Club, Bob Mento, was 
elevated from his previous posi- 
tion of vice-president of the group. 
Other officers include Joseph W. 
Young '58. vice-president; John A. 
Bach '59, and Norman M. Walker 
'59, secretary and treasurer re- 
spectively. 

Newman CInb Alms 

The primary aim of the Newman 
Club is, according to Its officers, 
to keep Catholic students in close 
contact with their religion while 
away from home. Activities de- 
signed for this purpose Include 
See Page 4, Col. 2 



THE WILLIAMS ltEC;OHU. WEDNESDAY, I'KHHUAHV 29, 1956 



North Adams, Massochusetts Williamstown, Massachusetts 

"Entered as second-class matter November 27, 19-44, at the post office at 
North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by 
Lamb Printing Co., North Adam, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday and 
Saturday during the college year. Subscription price $5.00 per year. Record 
Office, Baxter Hall, Williamstown. 
Office Phone 72 Editor's Phone 23 

EDITORIAL BOARD 
Arne H. Carlson '57 Editor-in-Chief 

Jomes T. Patterson, III |57 Managing Editors 

Jonathan L. Richards'n '57 

David J. Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editors 

F. Trenery Dolbear, Jr. '57 

Thomas A. DeLong '57 Feature Editors 

Peter C. Fleming '57 

Stuart C. Auerbach '57 -..r.'.; . . Sports Editors 

Robert L. Fishback '57 

Warren Clark '58 Photography Editor 

BUSINESS BOARD 
Warren K. McOmber '57 Business Manager 

Herbert M. Cole '57 Advertising Managers 

Peter S. Pauley '57 

Donald P. Becker '57 Circulation Managers 

Elton B. McCousland '57 

James P. Smith '57 Treasurer 

Junior Associote Editors: 1958 - J. Albright, R. Banks, J. Borus, S. Bunch, R. 
Davis, S. Hansen, K. Hirschman, C. Losell, S. Rose, D. Sims 

Editorial Staff: 1959 - A. Donovan, C. Dunkel, W. Edgar, T. Freeman, T. 
Hertel, J. Hibbord, B. Holt, E. Imhoff, A. Murray, J. Phillips, J. Royhill, 
D. Skoff, R. Togncri, C. VonValin 

Staff Photographer: W. Moore 

Staff Cartoonists: L. Lustenberger, E. Reifenstein 

X'ouliiie LXX Febniarv 29, 1956 Number 8 



PERSONAL SLANT 



liij Sim Patterson 

\ week aii;o Stephen C Hose .slashed ;it libeial arts ediiuatioii- 
Williaiiis style in an artich' entitled "Dixisioii Ooinses and the 
Divided Mind". 1 think he is all wet. 

Williams Coilep'. he says, "operates on the assmnptioii that 
students are too immature to he iiidi\iduals'. Therefore, he con- 
tinues, the administration foiees history majors to take science 
eoinses and vice versa. Generally, he thinks that the Williams 
student should he free to take what he wants so that when he 
graduates he will be ]5re|)ared for a career. 

As I see it, he is way off base. I would place students in three 
broad cateirories. One, ]5robablv the great majority, arrives here 
not at all sure what he plans to do when he jrraduates. The benefits 
of a wide liberal arts education to such a student are obvious. By 
being "forced" to take coursi's in all fields he can choose in his 
junior year what field he is most interested in. Think what a time 
he would have had if he had to choose his major the dav he ar- 
iivcd arid cliangcd !'.i:: niir.d the ne.\t )ear. 

The second categor\' includes the student who thinks he has 
his career all ma])])ed out. only to change his mind somewhere 
en route. This is what happened to me. Again, the Williams system 
of divisional re(|nireinents is beneficial, for it leaves him many al- 
ternatives when he liuallv chooses his major. Also, the tact that 
such a student has changed his mind is of^ten attributable to the 
many new fields that ha\e been opened up to him. 

Finally, there is the uncommon student who has his life plans 
all made up when he arrives and sticks to thein. Hose e\idently 
falls into this category. Vet, even this student profits, for the point 
is that a liberal arts education, as I see it, is not specifically de- 
signed to gi\e a gratluate a good starting salary. Its advantages 
are iiiiieh broader, and this is where Hose misses the boat. It is 
designed to make a student diink, and to think in many different 
ways. Chemistry 1-2. for example, is more important in .showing 
a way of thinking than in showing the student how an atom moves. 
This is what lasts, and this is what makes the Williams graduate 
so well educated. 

I am not sure what Hose wants, but 1 want to go on record 
in favor of the divisional ref|nirements. They can be temporarily 
painful but. as 1 see it, they are ultimately beneficial. There are 
thousands of colleges in this country which can give a student a 
direct specialized tiaining for a career, and I am glad Williams is 
not one of them. 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

I am much interested in the explanations by two departments 
of the organization of the new requirements of the Degree with 
Honors. They correspond to the educational interests now pre- 
vailing among the members of the English and History Depart- 
ments and are presimiablv adapted to the desires and ambitions 
of students in those fields. 

What striki's ine is the complete disappearance of what was 
the prevailing feature in the Honors Work of 1926 and also of 
1936. This was the opportunity, eagerly demanded by the students, 
to work independently, inider the guidance and responsible check- 
ing of a meiuber of the faculty. "Give us a chance to work alone, 
and we will show you what we can do." That was the slogan of 
1925-26. .Student initiati\e was at the bottom of the whole system. 

Of course it was not perfect. Not all students exhibited ade- 
(|uate initiative: noi all members of the faculty were capable of 
handling a student in such a way as to be profitable. But in scores 
of cases it proved to be stiimilating and valuable for lioth the 
student aiul his facidty guide. In my own case the dealing with 
Honors students was one of the tno.st agreeable and stimulating 
features of my teaching existence frotn 1926 until my retirement 
in 1938. I look back 11)1011 ha|)py memories of informal vet pene- 
trating talks and reports; of vigorous discussion, back and forth 
with active-minded juniors or seniors. It often was teaching at its 
best, Mark Hopkins and the Log, 

Doubtless the present system is more rigorous and more pro- 
found. But there inust be very many alumni who carry in their me- 
mory the recolleetious of those days when the student worked with 
his guide, and did not merely prepare a thesis. And some of the 
members of the faculty surviving from those days will feel that the 
system of seminars and/or a thesis lacks something wliicli can ill 
be spared. 

Tlie present-day student is evidently quite different in oitt- 
look from his predecessor of the twenties. So I wish him all suc- 
cess in his new system. 

Very sincerely, 
Theodore C. Smith 



Klaus Klaette, Hitler Youth at 12, 
Gains Facts, Friends as Student 

till Siiiicral Hunch 
Of the lOOO-pliis students on the Williams campus, only one 
can claim the uni(|ue (to us) experience of hiixing been ii member 
of till' (■erinan Youth Movement. Klaus Klaette, a special sdiilent 
enrolled at Williams this year through tlu' help of the l''ull)right 
(lonunittee, was ii member of the famous Na/.i movement at tlie 
age of 12. "It was sort of like the Boy Scouts" he notes. 

Klaus lived in the small village 
of CA'lle ("it wasn't worth bonib- 
iiig' ) near Hanover (lining the 
.var. ioo small at the time to re- 
c.ul much or be very active in 
,iie inoveinent, he can leini'iiilKr 
iciiug Italy's Mussolini at a (ii.>- 
uii.ci-, but he never saw Hitler. 
His hither was for 9 years a CJer- 
in..ii Heserve Officer and during 
the time that Klaus was in the 
iiioNement in 1945 his father was 
a POW ill Canada. 

rill' end of the war found 
Klaiiis ready for school, and since 
liis home was in the British zone 
of occupied Gerniiiny he was re- 
(|iiir('d to learn English in school 
iiiiili r a restriction imposed for 
two years. 

"It woiikl liave been Russian 
if 1 had lived in their zone . . . 
then I might have gone to Mos- 
cow instead of Williamstowi. " 
He kept up his Englis'.i :ifter tlie 
end of the restriction ami completed 
During this |)eriod Klaus in;ide 
On the first, to France, he carried 
(|uite trust the French yet. I never 




Klaus Klaette, former member 
of the German Youth Movement, 
now studies at Williams. 



FILMS IN REVIEW 



/)(/ Al l)(iiu>V'<tii 



his "high school" studies. 

several trips around Ennme. 

a revolver "because I diihi't 

u.sed it!" The next time, he 
states, he went unarmed. On one of his trijis, to Vugoskivia, he aiul 
some companions joined in some dancing and festivities occur- 
ring in a small village they were passing through. At the end of 
the luerrymakiiig he asked the natives what they were eelehiating. 
"Ten years ago we drove out the Germans! ' 

Klaus spent three semesters at a Bonn law .school before coin- 
ing to Williams, and after his year here he plans to spend one se- 
mester in .Munich ami three more at Bonn. His principle reasons I 
for being in the United States are thrcr'fold: to see .Ameriea in geii- ! 
eral; to see the .-Vmerieau academic system in action; and in p:ir- 
ticular to gather iidonnation on his assigueil thesis topic "The Le- 
gal Position of the President as CoininaiKler in Chief '. 

Klaus made several observations during oin interview which 1 
seem esijecially interesting. .Xbout Williams ~ "I like it vctv iiiiieh". ; 
About the cut system — "1 dislike it. Vou get the ide;i that the stud- ' 
ents are not considered mature enough to oig:iiiize their studies. , 
/Vbout hour exams — "they can t tell vou what ;i student knows". | 
.Vboiit the campus - "I'm impressed with the material wealth of 
the college, its big swinmiing jiool and gvin. :ill its buildings — 
things we don't have." His best impression: "the small classes. 
where everyone can take part . . . the f:ict that the students know 
or recognize each other — il von'ie skiing at Slovve and see a cai 
with a Williams sticker you can get a ride hack. " 

Klaus misses leiicing, likes and is improving bis skiing, aiul 
found his one encounter with sipuish I'xhansting. During his year 
here he is living in West College and is eating at the Delta Phi 
lodge where, as everywhere he goes, he is well liked iuid has gain- 
ed many friends. 



\VA1,DEN 

"I AM A CJA.MKHA" with Julie Harris - ronighl and Thursday. 

"{■'OOLSTKPS IN THE VOC." with jean Siniinons and Stewart 
(iiangcr, plus "FIVE ACiAIN.ST TlIK HOUSE" with Kim 
Novak - Friday and Saturday 

"THE BAREFOO'f' CON'I'ESSA" with \v;i (;;u(liier, Humphrey 
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"GOOD MOHNINt;, MISS l)0\E" in Cineinaseope with [.•iinihM 
|oiies - Tiiesilay thru 'l'hiiisd;iv 

"THE SHEEP HAS FIVK LE(;S " with Ferm ndal Friday and .Sat. 
PAHAMOUNI' 

",S()NG OF THE .SOUTH" with Uncle Beiinis and Bobby Driseoll, 
plus "jaguar" Sidni, high piiiue of the jungle - Wednesday, 
Friday and Saturday 

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Gun Clue Sought 



To the Editor of the RECOHD: 

Several years ago while in Alaska we purchased ;iii ,\nnv 11 
Colt Cap and Ball Pistol. Recently my son, while removing the 
butt plates, discovered an aged piece of paper bearing the follow- 
ing: "Dr. Andrew Smith. 40th Mass. \'ol Infantry 2iid Brigade. 
Williamstown, Mass." 

We are curious to learn how this gun got to .Maska and won- 
dered if maybe you carried a little story on this il .some of Dr. 
Smith's relatives might still be around Williamstown and might be 
able to throw some light on the subject. 
Tlianking you very kindly, we remain 
Sincerely yours, 
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Seward, Nebraska 



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HUSBANDS, ANYONE? 

It has been alleged that coeds go to college for the .sole purpose 
of finding husband.s. This i.s, of idiirsc, an infamou.s canard, and 
I give fair warning that small and spongy a.s I am, anybody who 
ever says such a dastardly thing when 1 am around had better 
be prepared for a soniul hiding! 

Girls go to college for preci.sely the same reasons as men do: 
tobroaden their horizons, to lengthen their vistas, to drink at the 
fount of v'isilom. to trail their fingers in the main currents of 
American thought. But if, by chance, while a girl is engaged in 
these lofty pursuits, a likol.v looking hnsliand should pop into 
view, why, what's wrong with that'.' Eh'! What's wrong with 
that? 

The question now arises, what should a girl look for in a hus- 
band? A great deal has been written on this subject. Some say 
character is most important, some say background, some say 
appearance, some say education. All are wrong. 

The most important thing - bar none - in a husband is health. 
Though he be handsome as Apollo and rich as Captain 
McCutchen, what good is he if he just la.vs around all day 
accumulating bedsores ? 




-. msKe ^^^^ '^ ^^'^'^'^ of wind md limb.. 



The very first thing to do upon meeting a man is to make sure 
that he is sound of wind and limb. Before he has a chance to 
beguile you with his wit and charm, slap a thermometer in his 
mouth, roll back his eyelids, yank out his tongue, palpate his 
thorax, rap his patella, ask him to straighten out a horseshoe 
with his teeth. If he fails to pa.ss these few basic tests, phone 
for an ambulance and go on to the next prospect. 

If, however, he turns out to be physically fit, proceed to the 
second most important requiroment in a husband. I refer to a 
sense of humor. 

A man who can't take a joke is a man to be shunned. There are 
several simple tests to find out whether your prospect can take 
a joke or not. You can, for example, slash his tires. Or burn his 
"Mad" comics. Or steal his switchblade. Or turn loose his pet 
raccoon. Or shave his head. 

After each of these merry pranks, laugh gaily and shout 
"April Fool!" If he replies, "But this is November 28," or some- 
thing equally churlish, cross him off your list and thank your 
lucky stars you found out in time. 

But if he laughs silverly and calls you "Little minx!" then 
put him to the next test: Find out whether he is gentle. 

The easiest, quickest way to ascertain his gentleness is, of 
course, to look at the cigarette he smokes. Is it mild? Is it 
clement? Is it humane? Is it balm to the palate? Does it minister 
tenderly to the taste-buds? Does it coddle the nerve-ends? Is it 
the perfect accompaniment to today's easier, breezier living? 
Is it genial? Is it bright and friendly and full of dulcet pleasure 
from cock-crow till the heart of darkness? 

Is it, in short, Philip Morris? 

If Philip Morris it be, then clasp the man to your bosom with 
hoops of steel, for you may be sure that he is gentle as a summer 
breeze, gentle as a mother's kiss, gentle to his very marrow. 

And now, having found a man who is gentle and healthy and 
blessed with a sense of humor, only one thing remains: namely, 
to make sure he will always earn a handsome living. That, 
fortunately, is very simple. Just enroll him in Engineering. 

®MKt Shulman. 19Sfl 

The maknt of Philip Morrln, nhn hrlnf rou iHt rofumn, mould like 
In tuggcMl another pleatani and gentle life'i companion : Philip Morri; 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1956 



Tliu number three match was 
also quile an altracUon as number 
two man of Williams Jones, down 
two games, was almost able to 
come from behind to win. After 
dropping the first two games 15-8, 
15-7, he came back chafing every 
ball and making fantastic gets to 
win the next two, 15-12 and 15-5. 
However, the fast pace of the pre- 
vious play seemed to tire Jones 
and he lost the fifth and final 
game, 15-9. The other Ephmen 
who played in this match were; 
Woody Southall, Sam Eells, John 
Barton, Tom Shulman. Kim Kim- 
berly, and Scott Wood. 



liiims sijuad liad clinclK.'d thu 

Intramural Skiers 
Vie at Sheep Hill 



Squash Team Downs Wesleyan 
To Gain First Little Three Win 
After Defeat by Strong Harvard 

hii Kiirl IliisliiiKiii 

Middlcfowii, l'"cl). 25 - 'rh,- Williams s(|Masli team traveled to 
the Wesleyan eourts today, and turned Iniek the Cardinals in a 
eonvineing 9-0 la.sliion. All miie ol the Kphmen won their iiiatehes 
In diree slraiKJil ^arnes (o fr^iin the lirst ieir in their (luest im a 
Little Three title. 

It was not lonj^ helore the \V 
issue as the odd matches were fin- .- 
ished in about half an hour with 
the Ephmen having almost un- 
challenged victories in all of thum. 
Tlie even matches went much the 
same and the Ephs were all 
through in an hour. 

Harvard Match 

The day before, on Friday, Wil- 
liams ran into a much more for- 
midable competitor in a powerful 
Harvard team. The undefeated 
Crimson added to their ranking as 
the first team in the nation by 
crushing the Ephmen by 8-1. Num- 
ber seven man Dick Ennis was the 
only Williams player able to sal- 
vage a win for the Ephs. 

In the feature match of the day, 
Ben Heck.scher continued liis 
mastery of OUie Stafford by tri- 
umphing in four games. Heck- 
scher. who seems to play without 
any effort, was the complete mas- 
ter of the court except in the sec- 
ond game where an eaily lead by 
Staflord coupled with many Heck- 
.schei- ini.stakes caused a reversal, 
aiallord played well but was not 
able to cope with the perfection 
of his opponent's accurate shots. 



Ephs Finish Seventh 
In IC4A Mile Relay 

Manhattan Takes Meet ; 

Sowell of Pitt Stars 



Competition Opens Today 
For Students, Faculty 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - The an- 
nual Palmedo Slalom Intramural 
Trophy Race will be held this af- 
ternoon at Sheep Hill, weather 
conditions permitting. Competi- 
tion for the Palmedo Trophy is 
open to all students and faculty 
members of the college, except for 
varsity and freshman ski team 
members, who may race only for a 
timing. Several merchants on 
Spring Street have donated prizes, 
including a pair of aluminum ski 
poles, a choice of a book on skiing, 
and a Norwegian .ski cap for the 
first three places. 

Team points will be awarded to- 
wards the intramural champion- 
ship on the basis of 15, 13 etc., 
down to 5 points for entering. A 
team will not receive 5 points un- 
less it has at least 3 men who have 
competed in the race. Each team 
must have four men, whose best 3 
times will be counted towards the 
awarding of team points. The first 
runner will start at 3 p.m. and 
the woe will decide before the 
conclusion of the first run whether 
a second run will be staged. Any 
skier able to negotiate a turn 
will be capable uf running the race. 



New York, Feb. 25 - The Wil- 
liams College winter track team 
journeyed to Madison Square Gar- 
den tonight to compete in the mile 
relay event of the IC4A track meet. 
Though the Ephs failed to score, 
the team placed seventh out of ap- 
proximately twenty-five teams in 
the event. 

The same quartet that has been 
running all winter represented the 
Purple. In the preliminary heat. 
Tim Hanan led off, and did his 
quarter in 51.0 before passing the 
stick to Steve Carroll. Carroll's 
54.0 was followed by Andy Smith's 
50.6, and anchor man Bill Fox 
duplicated Smith's time, giving 
the Ephs a total time of 3:26.2. 
This was not good enough for the 
final heat, however, because only 
the first two teams in each heat 
were qualified, and both Manhat- 
ten and St. John's nosed the Pur- 
ple out. Cornell and Brown fin- 
ished behind Coach Tony Plansky's 
quartet. 

The meet was highlighted by the 
versatile performance of Arnle 
Sowell of the University of Pitts- 
burgh. Sowell won the 1000 yard 
race, tied for third in the broad 
jump, and anchored Pitt's two- 
mile relay team to a new meet re- 
cord. Another sterling performance 
was made by John Haines of Penn, 
who equalled the world's record 
for the 60 yard dash. In the team 
scores, Manliatten edged Villanova, 
by a score of 36 points to 34, and 
"Ironman" Sowell led Pitt to a 
third place with 15 and one-half 
points. 



Muirmen Down Wesmen 50-34; 
Frosh Repeat with 48-26 Win; 
Ephs Break N. E. Medley Record 



Cagers Dump Cardinals, 75 - 68; 
Four Ephs Hit in Double Figures 

/)!/ Chuck Dtinkic 
Saturday, Feh. 2.5 - The William.s \ arsity Baskethall Team 
kept ali\e its hopes for a share ol the Little Tliree Championshiji 
tonight by downini; a hnstlinsi Weslevaii <|uintet, ~5-HH. Bij; Wait 
Shipley aj^aiii led tlu' attaek against the Cardinals from Middle- 
town, Conn., eolleetint; 14 rehomids and 22 points. The Freshman 
Team gained the first leg of the league champion.ship by defeating 
the Wesle\'an Inosh. .S3-70. 

Williams got off to an earlx' lead and led throughout the 
loosely played first half. \\'esle\an's hopes for vietory suffered a 
severe setbaek when starting gnard Diek (lassie wrenched his 
knee mid-way throngh the half. The l'nr])le led 3.5-27 at the inter- 
mission. 

Wcslci/dn Hdllici 
Wesleyan rallied early in the seeond half and managed to cut 
the Ei)b lead to two ]5oints. |ay (;()l)blediek then sank two foul 
shots to knot the seore at 45-4.5, before Hob Hnss hit on a twisting 
hook shot to giye Williams the lead again. |im Symons followed 
with two straight tap-ius, and the Wesleyan threat was ended, 
with Coach .\1 Shaw sending in the second team to finish out the 
game. 

Wally |eiisen followed close behind Shii)ley in the scoring 
column with 17 points, while Buss and Symons each added 14 to 
the Eph total. |av Cobblediek led the Wesleyan scorers with 18 
points, as Williams' sliding /.one defense held high scorers Andy 
Milewski and Cajitain I.erry Trcmper to eight points apiece. 

/■'mv/i Win .Agoiii 
The Williams Frosh displayed good teamwork and excellent 
.scoring balance in downing a good Wesleyan .stpuid in the first 
game of the twin bill. The Ephmen got off to an early lead and 
never trailed, holding a 40-27 halftime margin. The Wesleyan 
coach substituted freely, hut the C^ardinals eoulclu't clo.se the gap. 

Bob Parker led the Ephs with 21 points, while Bill Hedeman 
scored 19, and Jeff Morton added 18. Captain Pete Willmott 
played his usual fine game 
collected 10. 



and netted 15 points, while Phil Brown 



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Eng:land 300 yard medley relay record. Photo by Clark 



yaxsxiy Grapplers Lose to Jefis; 
Frosh Annex Little Three Crown 



Saturday, Feb. 25 - Although the Williams varsity wrestling 
team was downed by the Jeffs, 13-12, at Amherst today, the Ejih 
freshmen concluded an undefeated season by defeating the Jeff 
yearlings, 25-0. With victories over both Wesleyan and Amherst, 

the Williams freslimen are tlie 



Eph Skiers Take Slalom Thirds 
At Franconia, Big Bromley Meets 



Franeonia, N. H., Feb. 26 - A third place in today's Harvard 
Bromley Slalom on top of yesterday's third and fiftli among college 
teams in the Hochgebiige Giant Slalom added up to a moderately 
successful weekend of skiing for the Williams varsity skiers 

Although the official residts of today's meet are not known 
as the RE(X)RD goes to press. Coach Hal]5h Townsend feels reas- 
onably certain that Williams fin-^, 

ished third behind Dartmouth and 



Middlebury with Harvard, Yale 
and MIT, following the Ephmen. 
The Williams skiers left Big Brom- 
ley, Vermont before the conclusion 
of the meet. 

Clark Leads Way 

Pete Clark led the way through 
the rain for Williams in yester- 
day's Franeonia, New Hampshire 
meet as he was timed in 1:40.7 to 
finish 14th in a field of 84. The in- 
dividual winner, George Macom- 
ber, a former Olympian now skiing 
with the Hochgebirge ski team, 
finished in 1:29,7. 

The rest of the Eph times were 
as follows: 18 Pete Elbow, 1:42.4; 
21 Chip Wright, 1:43.0: 29 Jim 
Becket, 1:47.4; 32 Phil McKean, 
1:48.3; 50 Phil Palmedo, 2:00.5; 
54 Hugh Clark, 2:03. and Tony 
Smith 2:20.0. Clark, Palmedo. 
Wright and Becket made up the 
"A" team while Elbow, Hugh Clark, 
McKean and Smith were the "B" 
skiers. 

Middlebury Wins 

The Williams "A" team placed 
third behind the Middlebury "A" 
team and the Dartmouth "B" 
team and the Williams "B" team 
placed fifth among the seven col- 
lege entries. The Dartmouth "A" 
squad was fourth, the University 
of New Hampshire skiers were 
sixth and the Dartmouth "C" team 
was seventh. 



HOBBY SHOP 

North Adams, Mass. 



Hamilton Opposes 
Eph Sextet Today 

Taft Stops Frosh, 6-2; 

Piper Scores Twice 



Clinton, N.Y., Feb. 29 - The 
Williams hockey squad will try 
to beat an improved Hamilton 
team today for the second time of 
the season. Having beaten Am- 
herst, A.I.C., M.I.T., and Lehigh, 
Hamilton carries a 4-8 record. 

Captain Pickering and center 
Bill Scoones, Hamilton's high 
scorer, will lead the home team. 
Dick Lombard has been moved up 
to the first line for the Ephmen 
to play with Dave Cook and Dick 
Flood. Plaqued with injuries, Lom- 
bard has played in only three 
games but scored against Middle- 
bury last week. 

The Williams Freshmen lost to 
a spirited Taft sextet, 6-2, in a 
slow fame marked with fourteen 
penalties on Monday, February 27. 
Russ Ingersoll paced the victors 
with two goals, while John Beebe, 
Rodger Hartley, Ed Ernst, and 
Hersh Fryberger tallied one apiece 
for the Watertown, Conn. team. 

Defenseman Tom Piper scored 
both Williams goals, twice assisted 
by Gerry Higgins. After splitting 
the Red defense. Piper scored at 
4:49 of the second period, to make 
the score 2-1. At 4:90 of the final 
frame, Piper took Higgins' pass 
and drove it into the net from 
fifteen feet out. 



are 

Little Three wrestling champions. 
Wrestling for the varsity in the 
123-lb. class, John Evans lost a 
decision to Amherst's Bill Daniel- 
son. However, the Ephs came back 
to win the next two bouts. Ted Mc- 
Kee won a 10-1 decision over Dick 
Danielson and Jim Hutchinson up- 
set Jim White, 7-4. After Carter 
Howard was pinned by Amherst's 
Bob Thompson, Dave Andiew won 
an 8-3 decision over Ernie An- 
drews to put the Ephs in front, 
8-7. 

Carney Pins For Ephs 

In the next bout, Pete Carney 
pinned Amherst's Dave Stowe in 
one of the best events of the 
match. Wrestling one of his first 
bouts ih the 167 division, Carney 
got the pin after 40 seconds of the 
second period had elapsed. Lead- 
ing now by 12-7, the Ephs went on 
to lose the match as both Ted 
Baumgardner and Harry Nichols 
were defeated by their Jeff oppo- 
nents. The final score for the 
match read, 13-12, in favor of Am- 
herst. 

Things began to look up for 
Williams as the freshmen took to 
the mats to try to cinch the Little 
Three crown. In the first match. 
Bill Lockwood defeated Dick Jim 
by a score of 4-1 to set the Ephs 
out in front. In the 130 class, 
Kurt Wieneke pinned Pete Gar- 
son at 5:31 of the second period. 
The Eph grappler was in complete 
command and scored the pin with 
a three quarter nelson. Williams' 
Larry Pond, wrestling at 137, scor- 
ed the Ephs' second pin at 2:10 
of the first period on another 
three quarter nelson. 

Ephs Get Two More Pins 

Harry Bowdoln and Brad Smith 
continued the Williams domination 
over the Jeffs as they botli de- 
cisioned their opponents. The Eph 
freshmen's third pin of the after- 
noon came in the 167 division as 
Dave Moore won with only six sec- 
onds left in the second period. Ted 
Sage came through with a 6-1 
victory in the 177 class followed by 
the unlimited bout which saw Bob 
Hatcher end the meet. Hatcher 
had a takedown and a near fall in 
the first period and went on to pin 
at 4:63. Thus the freshmen con- 
cluded a perfect season with a 
25-0 shutout over Amherst. 



By Simeral Bunch 

Saturday, Feb. 25 - The Williams 
varsity and freshman swimming 
teams successfully passed tlie first 
barrier to becoming Little Three 
Champions as they defeated their 
corresponding Wesleyan teams this 
afternoon 50-34 and 48-26 respec- 
tively. The high point of the day 
was the first race, the varsity 300 
yard medley relay where the Wil- 
liams team of Pete Lewis, Bob Sev- 
erance and co-captain Bill Jenlcs 
lowered the college, pool and New 
England record to 2:54.4, which is 
2.7 seconds under the old mark of 
2:57.1 set by Dave Byerly, Charlie 
Douglas and ace freestyler Dick 
Martin of Williams in 1953. 

Williams took seven of the ten 
first places in the meet, most of 
them by a healthy margin. Peter 
Dietz won the 220, co-captain Kirt 
Gardner took the 50, Bruno Quin- 
son pulled steadily ahead to win 
the individual medley and the 400 
yard freestyle relay team of Gard- 
ner, Severance, Dietz and Jenks 
easily took the event in 3:34.2. Bob 
Jones, Evan Williams and Barry 
Buckley received second places for 
the Muirmen. 

Two More Records 

Pete Lewis also won the 200 yai"d 
backstroke in a record-breaking 
2:19.0 and Buster Grossman broke 
his own scoring record in the dive 
with 113.12 points for 8 dives. Both 
are college and pool records. 

Unlike the former record-hold- 
ing 300 yard medley relay team, 
this afternoon's threesome had no 
individual star who was primarily 
responsible for the record perform- 
ance. Lewis, Severance and Jenks 
each contributed about equally to 
the race, the fastest ever seen in 
the local pool, with Jenks hitting 
the finish a full lap ahead of the 
Wesleyan anchor man. 

With six wins under its belt, the 
team goes to Amherst next week- 
end in quest of a final dual meet 
win of the season and the Little 
Three crown. 

Reeves Lowers College Mark 

Two records fell in the freshman 
meet as co-captain Alex Reeves 
lowered the freshman and college 
record in the 150 yard individual 
medley with a 1:36.8 and Henry 
Tatem, after winning the 100 yard 
backstroke, went on under offi- 
cial timing to lower the freshman 
200 yard backstroke record to 2: 
22.8. The old freshman record in 
the individual medley was 1:41.3 
and the college record was 1:38.0. 
The old freshman 200 yard back- 
stroke was 2:26.2, set by Pete Lew- 
is in 1952. 

After stai'ting out with a dis- 
qualification in the 150 medley 
relay the freshman squad snapped 
back with six wins in the next 
events. Co-captain Chip Ide was 
high point man with wins in the 
50 and 100 in 23.3 and 52.9. 
Swept Two 

Although the frosh had four of 
the seven possible second places, 
the team swept only the 50 with 
Ide and Marty Mennen and the 
200 breast with Scott Lowry and 
Peter Culman. The final relay 
team won easily in a time of 1: 
38.0, less than one second above 
the freshman record in the event. 

With wins over the Rensselaer 
frosh, Albany Academy, and 
Hotchkiss and one loss to an ex- 
tremely powerful Deerfield squad, 
the Eph freshmen travel to Am- 
herst this Saturday for the final 
meet of the season with the hope 
that they will return with the Lit- 
tle Three Fi-eshman Swimming 
championship. A post-season con- 
test will find a four-man 400 yard 
relay team entered in the fresh- 
man event at the New Englands 
where it is expected that the Ephs 
will set a new record if practice 
times can be repeated under pres- 
sure. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, W'LDNKSOAV, FEURUAUV 29, 195(i 



Fourth Faculty Lecture Features 
Slote Talk on ^Creative Writing 



Professor Sees Decline 
In Quality of Writings 
In Last 30 Years 



Thursday. Feb. 23 - Mr. Alfri'd 
H. Slote delivered the fourth in a 
series of faculty lectures today be- 
fore a capacity crowd in the 
Thompson BioloBy Laboratory 
The .sub.iect of his talk was an 
analysis of present day creati\i' 
writing. 

Mr. Slote .stated that contem- 
porary writers are not writing as 
well as tho.se of twenty and thirty 
years ago. At that time writers 
were usually workers or newspaper 
reporters wlio lived the stories 
that they wrote, whereas today's 
writers tend to be college profes- 
sors who are forced to get their 
story materials second hand out of 
books. He added that novel writing 
is one of the few fields of creative 
writing that can be learned. Poets, 
dramatists and short story writers 
are born and not made. 

With a recapitulation of his 
most recent literary effort. Slote 
emphasized that a writer must 
face the adventiu-e of creativity 
with a strong back, lots of confi- 
dence and .something to say. It Is 
only after years of writing that 
the .subconscious becomes sponta- 
neous enough to alleviate some of 
the tremendous work, concentra- 
tion and. at times, frustration of 
creative work. 




English Professor Alfred Slote. 
who gave recent Faculty lyCt^ture. 



cc 



Hon 



ors . . . 

is Poli-Sci 1-2. The SlOl cour>;e 
and Poli-Sci 5-6 may not both 
be taken for credit, since they 
cover similar groimd. The second 
semester is devoted to "The Price 
System and International Econo- 
mics". Ec. 1-2 and 3-4 are pre- 
requisite, and those who take this 
S102 course may not take Econo- 
mics 5-6. SlOl. or S102. 

Wide Seminar Choice 

If the honors aspirant chooses 
to continue the seminar program, 
he shall take two .seminars in his 
senior year. He may select these 
seminars trom chose olfereo in 
the Economics, Political Science, 
or Political Economy Departments. 
Both seminars may not, however, 
be taken in the same department. 
In the 1957-58 .school year, the 
Political Economy Department will 
offer one seminar. S105. called an 
"Area Seminar". This cour.se con- 
cerns the study of the political 
and economic problems of a se- 
lected foreign area, such as the 
IVIiddle East. 

If the student prefers the spe- 
cialization that accompanies thesis 
work, he may write a thesis under 
the direction of a member of ci- 
ther the Economics or the Political 
Science Department. 



CC elections rather than giving out 
offices in the order of number of 
votes received. Arne Carlson '57. 
suggested the idea of having pri- 
maries in class elections in order 
to narrow the field of nominees 
down to a more feasible number 
and to avoid vote-spreading. Botli 
proposals were referred to the 
Elections Committee for considera- 
tion. 

President Gardner brought up 
several letters from other colleges 
regarding conferences to be held 
this March. The Council expressed 
the desire that students interested 
in attending a conference of five 
small New England colleges at 
Bowdoin. March 9. 10 contact their 
CC reps. The conference will con- 
cern mutual problems of small 
colleges. There is no fee. 



Nollner to Offer 
'Sonata by Mozart 

Pianist Also to Play 
Beethoven, Chopin 

_ Wednesday. Feb. 29 - Walter L. 
Nollner. A.sslstant Professor of Mu- 
Uc and Conductor of the Williams 
College Qlee Club, will present a 
piano concert in Chapin Hall on 
F 'day. March 2. at 8:15 p.m. Ad- 
mi-^sion will be free to the concert 
" liicli will feature works by four 
.utstanding composers. | 

Mozart's "Sonata in F Major", 
one of the composer's best-known 
onalas, will be played, according 
10 Mr. Nollner. "as a part of the 
season-long observance in the Mu- 
sic Department series of concerts 
in the bicentennial of tire com- 
poser's birth". 

Concert to Feature Schuman 

Described as "a powerful sonata 
In a tragic vein." Beethoven's "So- 
nata in D Minor" will further 
highlight the concert. "Scenes 
from Childhood" by Schuman is 
a suite of short pieces depicting e- 
vents and experiences in the lives 
of children. Mr. Nollner goes on to 
call the work "one of Schuman's 
most ingratiating sets of small 
pieces". 

Also to be featured is Chopin's 
"Fantasy in F Minor". The fan - 
tasy is "one of the compo.ser's 
longest works for solo piano, par- 
ticularly successful in its handling 
of form, and characterized by both 
virtuoso piano writing and singing 
melody". 



Glee Club, Wheeiock 
Give Boston Concert 



Friday, Feb. 24 - The Wil- 
liams College Olee Club gave 
a joint concert witli Wlieelock 
College of Boston tonight at llu' 
Boston Laliii School auditori- 
um under the direction of Lyle 
C. Ring and Waller L. Nollner. 
This is tile first time in .several 
years that the two groups have 
performed together in a con- 
cert. 

The Combined choruses pie- 
sented a cantata by Dietrich 
Buxtehude. "Alles. Was Ihr 
Tut", with Nicholas Wright '57. 
as bass soloist, plus two chor- 
uses from Handel's opei'a "Sol- 
omon". The Glee Club alone 
sang four Russian folk songs by 
Modeste Moussorgsky. with 
Fred Lippencott '56. and Don 
Brown '59, as tenor soloists. In 
addition, works of J. S. Bacli, 
Couperin and Randall Tliomp- 
son were sung. Nathan Rud- 
nick of Williamstown was the 
accompanist for the concert. 




Sayre . . . 



Elections 



ROTC 



faculty. Williams College did not 
request the continuance. The con- 
tents of the president's letter were 
temporarily withheld from publi- 
cation. 

Of the 35 underclassmen enroll- 
ed in ROTC at the beginning of 
the year in the hope that the uirit 
would maintain operation long e- 
nough to enable them to complete 
the course, only ten sophomores 
remain. With the eleven juniors 
presently enrolled they will com- 
prise the final cla.ss of potential 
officers to be processed at Wil- 
liams. Eight freshmen have re- 
mained in the cour.se with the un- 
derstanding that they will be un- 
able to continue after this year. 
Summer Session 

A special two-week .summer ses- 
sion at the end of the college year 
will give the sophomores the 60 
hours of AS & T 5 which they have [ 
not yet taken, allowing them to 
enroll in the AS & T 7 'senior) 
cour.se next year. Captain D. D. 
Taylor, commandant of cadets, 
and two sergeants will be the only 
members of the cadre and staff 
remaining next year if the present 
indications are correct. 



commi'.nion breakfasts, devotional 
retreats, guest speakers and the 
publication of the club newspaper 
"Tenet". 

The new president of the 
Thompson Concert Committee. 
William Crawford, has al.so been 
active in the WOC and the New- 
man Club. His associates for ar- 
ranging for concerts in the future 
will be Jonathan L. Richardson '57, 
taking over for T. Price Zimmer- 
man '56. as secretary and Thomas 
W. Synnott '58. handling the reins 
of treasurer in place of Antony 
Fisher '56. 

The Thompson Concert Com- 
mittee gives three concerts a year 
in Chapin Hall free under the 
terms of the Mary Clark Thomp- 
son Fund. The Committee also col- 
laborates with the music depart- 
ment in presenting various musi- 
cal events during the year. Its 
next presentation will be Herta 
Glaz. soprano of tlie Metropolitan 
Opera Company on March 16 in 
Chapin Hall. 



Appears Frequently In Chapin 

Coming to Williams in 1950. Mr. 
Nollner is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of California and the Trin- 
ity College of Music. London. 
Since coming to Williams, he has 
appeared frequently as a pianist 
in Chapin Hall, including an ap- 
j pearance with the Berkshire Sym- 
■ phony Orchestra in a performance 
1 of Schuman's "Piano Concerto". 



moment of silence — can carry us 
bi'yond ourselves to the endless 
horizon ... to the challenge of the 
Cross." He concluded by .saying 
that we must accept this challenge 
because the purpose of Christiani- 
ty is "The restoration of him who 
has dared to trust beyond him- 
self". 

After the supper. Dean Sayre 
spoke on the current religious re- 
j vival. He said. ". . . it is obvious 
and undeniable that there is a 
religious revival in the United 
States, at least in a popular .sense", 
but he doubted its depth. He noted 
the common use of religion by oui' 
politicians as a "bulwark of de- 
mocracy", and declared that. "If 
we think of it as an instrument of 
national security, it will boomer- 
ang". 

As is usual in WCC conferences, 
the discussion which followed tlic 



'llu' application tliMcllinc lor llic ScNvtivc Scrvici- (,)ualilica 
tioii 'I'cst is set lor ini(lnii;iit. Monday. March .'S. The li'st will lie 
HiM'U (III .April 1!) in W'illiainstowii. To lie clinllilc. a slndciil musi 
iiitciid to rc(|ii<'sl ilclcniicnt as a sliidciil, lie sulislaclorilv pui 
suiiii; a liiil-liiiK' course ol iiislnicti<in and iniisl ii<it have previous 
K taken the test. .\ passiiit; score ol 70 is iiee<'ssarv liir draft dc 
rennerit lor tlie regular lour v< ars ol eolleu;e education and an 8(1 
allows up to lour more lor j^raduate sliid\'. The ollici' <il lleiiry N 
l''lvnt, Jr., ill Hopkins Hall supplies applkalion blanks and addi 
tional iiifoi'iiiation. 



President Nathan M. I'iiscn ol liars ard Uni\'ersit\' in a receii 
speech in New York, aiialvsinU the inipiMtanee ol the increase 
riow of talent Iroiii the nni\ersili<'s. repidaclied liiisiness lor iie 
iiiakiliL; a siillit'ienl in\eslnieiil in liinlier ednealioii. He slate 
that imisf corporation i.;irts ar<' for graduate schools ol liiisiness aii. 
the natural scieiHcs. and llial the yradnates ol ciillei.;es or iin 
versitit's ai'c also inllneiitial in delenniiiiii^ tlu' courses. 



The UniversilN' of 'relieian is offering .\niericaii students t\v 
fellowsliips for j^radiiate sliidv or research In Iran diirini!; littli-.'j' 
it was receiitlv annomici'd In the Inslittite ol liileiriational I'lducn 
tioii. (llosiiig dale lor application is .\pril 1, lU'iti. .Applications an. 
inlorniation niav he secured from the lliiited .States Student Di 
partinent of the Instiliile of Inteniational l''.(liicaliiiM, 1 Last (iTl 
Stri'ct. New link Citx, N. V 



.\iiierican yiadiiate students \\..l aijain have an opporliuiils 
to attend llie Inlernalioiial (Iradiiate .Seliool for I'jii^lish-speakiie. 
.Students at tile l'ni\eisit\ ol Stoekliolin ill Suedeii. The Uiiivc'i 
sit\ aiiiiiiiiiiced tlial it will admit 1.3 students dnriiif; ISl.'jfi-.')?. Scliol 
arsliips, Korean (i. I. Hill ol Uinhls pnnisions lor \eteraiis, IIk 
iioniiiial .Slot) for the rennlar course, lield trips, and athletics an 
all a part of the proi;iaiii. Ilie STl'DKNT l)l\ ISION, AMI' HI 
CAN SCANOIN.WIAN I'Ol'NI) A IK )\ 127 Last 7.?ril Slre^' 
New York 21, N. Y.. will scud loniis and lirocliines upon re|ni'sl 



.\ jail (il the lla\slaek |iiliilee this \ear. 120(1 persons are <\ 
peeled to atleiid the l.")7tli .inniial nieelini; ol the Massacliiisett'. 
Coii<4rei;ati(inal (lliristi.in ( .'onlereiiee. Ma\' 20-2.'5. iiii the William-. 
(;ollet;e cainpiis. The 15(l(li aniii\eisarv of the llavslaek I'ravei 
Meetiii!^ will pro\ ide the tlieine ol the i;et-lime(liei . 



Dean's speech was a lively one, 
touching on many fields of inter- 
est ouUside of religion, including 
the problems of segregation and 
Communism. These conferences 
are designed to use religion as a 
basis for the discussion of topics 



in many areas of modern life 
which should be of concem to all, 
Tlie next one is scheduled for 
March 11. and the WCC hopes to 
attract a large number of stu- 
dents with varying opinions to ex- 
press their views. 




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Editor's note 

This is the fifth ill a scries of articles cxpltiiuiiij^ the renova- 
ted honors pro^i^ram, and deals with the I'hi/sics and Mathematics 
Departments. 

Till' decree with honors in Pliysics should be tiikcn l)y those 
quahlic'd aucl particularly by thoso students inlcndinj; to puisne 
a career in enf;ineering or to do graduate work in Physics. In the 
past, honors candidates have been compelled to participate in 

nidivldual study In a special field, O 

usually concerned with some ad 



vanced experimental problem, and 
U) culminate their work in a the- 
sis. Students in the Class of 1957 
will follow this plan. 

BeBlnning with the CUuis of 
1958, honors aspirants will nor- 
mally follow a different program, 
that of taking part in four honors 
seminars. In his Junior year the 
student will take Physics 5-S6, 
Physics 11-SIOl!, and Mathema- 
tics 5-8. 

Junior, Senior Seminars 

Physics S6, a course In Atomic 
and Nuclear Physics, is of the se- 
minar variety. Students must be 
taking or have taken Physics 3-4 
to take this course, though honors 
students in other departments may 
be granted permission to replace 
this requirement by some other 
pertinent qualification. S102 is en- 
titled "Advanced Electronic Cir- 
cuits", and is closely correlated 
with the S6 course. Both these 
courses aie required of honors 
candidates in Physics, and credit 
will not be given for both these 
and the regular Physics 6 and 12 
courses. Mathematics 5-6 is re- 
quired lor the degree with honors 
In Physics. 

In the senior year, students will 
normally lake the required se- 
quence course. 19-20, and the hon- 
ors course. S103-S104. These are 
both seminar courses, required of 
honors candidates. Credit will not 
be granted for both S103 and Phy- 
sics 8. 

The the.sts route In Physics hon- 
ors work Is still a possibility. But 
starling in 1957-58, when the sen- 
ior honors seminars are first of- 
fered, an honors candidate will be 
granted permission lo elect the 
thesis route only under the un- 
usual circumstances where this 
course is the best choice in light 
of his future plans. 

Math Honors 

There is only one route lo the 
degree with honors in mathema- 
See Page 4, Col. 6 



Varnum Releases 
Plans For Smash 



Stuart Provides Music; 
Frosh Octets To Sing 



Monday, Feb. 27 - Herb Var- 
num, chairman of the Freshman 
Social Council, announced today 
that plans have been made for 
the "Pre-Spring Smash" lo be ■ 
held on March 10. The dance is an 
annual affair for the Freshmen 
and Sophomores to break up the 
long stretch before spring recess, 
which commences March 24th. 

The weekend will officially begin 
on Saturday at 5 o'clock when a 
cocktail party will be held in the 
Rathskellar. Phinney's Favorite 
Five will play at the party and 
both fre.shman octets, who made 
successful debuts at the Frosh 
dance over Winter Carnival, will 
sing. The cocktail party will end 
at six-thirty in time for everyone 
to dine. 

Stuart Plays 

At nine o'clock activities will 
resume with the big dance lo be 
held in the Student Union. Ralph 
Stuart and his band, prominent 
among social circles in the New 
England area, will provide the mu- 
sic. The semi-formal affair will 
end at twelve. 

Varnum expressed hopes that 
about 150 couples will attend the 
dance and said the response to 
plans had been good so far. Those 
serving on the committee were 
freshman president Bruce Lister- 
man, fre.shman representative lo 
the CC Hank Foltz, and Kurt Wie- 
neke. Larry Nilsen, sophomore 
president, is also a member of the 
committee. Tickets may be ob- 
tained by conlacting Varnum at 
26 Williams Hall or other members 
of the committee. 




Co-Captains 'VVally Jensen and Bub Ituss who will play their last 
game for Williams tonight. 

Russett, Stockwell, Zimmermann, 
Kleinbard, France^ Win Awards 
Toward Future Graduate Study 



Outing Club Picks 
Martin President 



Gibson, Morrison To Fill 
Other woe Positions 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - The faculty coniinitti'c on fellowships 
and |3ri/es has awarded {graduate fellowships to five Williams 
seniors, aniionncod student aid director Henry \. Flynt today. 

These lellowships, which ranf^c from 8.500 to .$3000 a year, 
enable a shident to continue study in his special field of interest 
after his irraduation from Willams. 

Hcc.piciits are: Brncc lU.ssctt, Alec Prance, Dave yeinbard, ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^.^ Carnival wholly 
1. Price Ziiiiinerman. ,.,.,.,, 



Social Council Elects Winnacker, Tucker; 
Dean Brooks Offers Agenda For '56-57 



Tuesday, Feb. 28 - The results 
of tonight's elections in the Social 
Council installed John Winnacker 
'57. as new SC president and Jack 
Tucker '57, as secretary-treasurer. 
This '56-57 delegation of the SC 
Is composed of the 15 recently 
elected house presidents. Winn- 
acker represents the Saint House, 
while Tucker heads the Theta 
Delts. 

Besides Winnacker, Mike ErlcK- 
son, Sandy Macomber and Dave 
Hilliard were also nominated for 
the presidency. The uasuccessful 
nominees for Tucker's Job include 
Macomber, Hilliard, Erickson, and 
Jim Smith. 

President's Duties 

As outgoing SC president Bob 
Bethune '56, explained, the presi- 
dent has two main duties. First, 
he organizes and runs the SC 
meetings. Second, he has a seat 
on the CC, in order to act as a 
liaison between the two groups. 
The secretary-treasurer is respon- 
sible for writing up and distribut- 
ing the minutes of the meetings, 
and also for certain financial mat- 
ters, such as the collection of dirty 
rushing fines. 

Hcvlng settled the organization- 
al aspects of the '56-'57 SC, the 
new members then heard advice 
for the coming year from three 
.sources; outgoing prexy Bethune, 
Mike Wheeler who was on the SC 
last year, and Dean R. R. R- 
Brooks. 

Bethune Speaks 

The first to address the group 
was Bethune. He proposed that 
the primary problem that will con- 
front this delegation will be rush- 
ing. Two aspects of this question 
must be faced during the coming 
year: first, an attempt miut be 




Loue Stockwcll, and 

Chirk SclioUirsliij)s 

Horace F. Clark prize scholarships of $500 each were awarded 
to Political Economy honors student Kussett and Political Science 
major Franco. These awards were established in 1894 under pro- 
visions of tilt; uill of .Marie Louise Souberbeille in meniory of her 
father — a member of the class of 1833. 

Both recipients are members of Phi Beta Kappa. Hussett is 
active in the Cap and Bells and the l.eeturc Committee; France 
is active in the Adelpliic Union. 

Kleiiihard rc^ccived the Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Schol- 
arship: :iii award of $.3000 for each of two years. Kleinbard is tak- 
iiij; iihilosophy honors. 

E.stablished in 1910 by Mrs. Eva W. Hutchinson, this schol- 
arship is awarded in memory of her son — a member of the class 
of 1917 — to a member of the j^raduatini; class sntlicieiitly talented 
in creative work in music, writing, painting, or in philosophy or 
science. 

,\ member of Garj;oyle, Kleinbard is also Phi Bete, and is a 
member of the cro.ss country team. Durini; his collej^e career, be 
has been active in WMS, Comment, the .\delpliic Union, and the 
RECORD. 

Lansing Scholarship 

.\s well as \otinf; the Laiisiiii; scholarship to Classics honor 
student Stockwcll, the faculty extended for a .second year the fel- 
lowship of last year's reciijicnt, Royce Gruenlcr. 

Gnieiiler is doing research on the New Testament for a Ph. D. 
at the University of Aberdeen in Scoriaiid. 

The Laiisini; scholarship is from a fund est;iblished in 1929 by 
\Iis. Abby S. L. Selden. in memory of her father, Charles Laiisinj;. 
Moodij Award 

History major Ziinmerman received the Moody Scholarship 
which enables him to pursue his studies at Oxford University lor 
two veais after graduation. 

Established in 1927 by John Moody in memory of his son. 
member of the class of 1921, this award is gi\ en for general iiitel- 
kctiial ability and promise of original and creative work. 

Phi Bete Ziinmerman is a member of Gargoyle, the WCC, and 
the Cap and Bells. 



Jensen To Start, Despite Injured Wrist; 
Shawmen Hope lo Avenge Earlier Loss 

Saturday, .March 3 - With a victory imperative in order to 
gain a tie ior the Little Three Crown, the \villiains Varsity Bas- 
Kethall team travels to Amherst toniglit to close out its ot) sea- 
son. Both teams have deleated Wcsieyan twice, but the Sabrinas 
cliecked a second half Eph rally to take the iirst game between 
the two S(|nads, 61-57. .'\lso in their last game ol the year, the 
I'losh will lace Amherst at 6:30 in a game that will decide that 
Little Three Title. Both teams have beaten VVesleyan, but have 
iie\cr met each otlier. 

^^-. — , >J In eighteen games the Ephmen 

have dropped only five, while the 
Sabrina's have lost six in twenty- 
one encounters. Amherst losses in- 
clude Harvard, Yale, M.I.T., Colby, 
and U. of Mass., and considering 
their difficult schedule, they have 
done well, winning ten of their 
last eleven games. 

Amherst Uses Full Press 
Using the full court press which 
has woiked so effectively, the Am- 
herst squad should give the Shaw- 
men a lot of trouble tonight. They 
held the Ephmen to twenty points 
in the first half of their previous 
encounter, and the big question 
tonight will be whether the Purple 
quintet has learned how to get 
around the frustrating full press. 
As Coach Shaw said, "we can't 
make any mistakes in this one", 
for a sloppily played game would 
turn the encounter into a rout. 

The big men in the Amherst at- 
tack will be Captain Doug Haw- 
kins, 6' 5" center, who scored 
twenty against the Ephmen, and 
forwards Bill Warren and Dick An- 
derson, both 6' 5". Warren scored 
sixteen and Anderson twelve in 
their 61-57 triumph, with Ander- 
son fouling out. Closing out the 
starting five will be Phil Hastings 
and Kiff Knight, at the guard 
positions. Thej did little scoring in 
the first game, but they are the 
play makers of the team. 

Jensen, Buss Lead Purple 
Coach Al Shaw announced that 
he will stick with his regular start- 
ing line-up tonight, though for a 
while it was dubious whether the 
team's co-captain, high scorer and 
play maker, Wally Jensen would 
be ready to play. Jensen injured 
his arm badly against Weslejan, 
but the outstanding guard is ex- 
pected to be ready for tonight. He 
is the team's leading scorer with 
349 points, and is second in Wes- 
tern Mass. in that department. The 
See Page 3, Col. 5 



Tuesday, Feb. 28 - It was an- 
nounced tonight al the annual 
Williams Outing Club banquet that 
Bill Martin has been elected the 
new woe president for 1956 to 
succeed Kim Burbank. The ilrree 
other top positions were also filled 
as Charlie Gibson was chosen vice- 
president, Don Morrison, secretary, 
and Ted Graham, treasurer. These 
men will in turn appoint the heads 
of the various WOC Committees, 
such as the Winter Carnival Com- 
mittee which was instrumental in 



Faculty To Study 
New Cut System 



John Winnacker. newly elected 
President of the SC. 



made to do away with dirty rush- 
ing, and second, the SC should 
try to see that "nobody is left 
over" after rushing next fall. 

The second speaker, Mike Whee- 
ler, commented on the findings of 
the various SC committees which 
have operated this year. He began 
with the O'Brien Committee post- 
rushing plan which was adopted 
la.st year. Under the O'Brien 
clause, the houses are urged to pick 
up the few men left over, on a 
voluntary basU. Wheeler deplored 
the fact that "this year the spirit 
was lacking". He expressed a fur- 
ther belief "that it will always be 
lacking" if post-rushing is kept 
on the voluntary basis. 

Campbell Commltte 

Wheeler was much more optl- 
See Page 4, Col. 2 



Committee Withholds 
Comments On Plan 



Saturday, Mar. 3 - The faculty 
committee, which has been re- 
studying the cut system, has com- 
pleted its deliberations and has 
passed on its recommendations to 
the faculty, according to Mr. Wil- 
liam H. Pierson who heads the 
committee. 

Mr. Pierson also stated that the 
faculty has had one meeting at 
which the new plan was discussed. 
Another meeting on the subject 
is planned in the near future. 

The new faculty proposal comes 
as a result of student disagreement 
with a previous faculty plan of- 
fered earlier in the academic year. 
There has been no announcement 
as to the content of the new plan. 
Possibly it embodies sections of 
both the former faculty plan and 
aspects of the Gargoyle cut sys- 
tem plan. 



Senior Class Hears 
Graduation Proposal 

Hall Explains Insurance 
To Aid College Fund 



successful. 

President Martin, a three year 
member of the Outing Club, has 
also been active in the Glee Club 
and is at present a JA. A Junior, 
he is affiliated with Kappa Alpha 
fraternity. Gibson, the new vice- 
president, was recently elected 
president of WMS. He also has 
been a nieiuber of the WCC and 
a WOC member for three years, 
during which time he was carnival 
chairman. He is also a Kappa Al- 
pha. 

Secretary Morrison, a member of 
Phi Delta fraternity, has been on 
Lhe WOC for three years. Also on 
the band and the flying club for 
three years, last year he worked 
on the GUL. the WCC, and was a 
yacht club member. Morrison has 
also participated in varsity cross 
country, tennis, golf and skiing. 
Graham, the new treasurer, has 
oeen a WMS and WOC member 
lor thiee years. He is a Phi Dell 
and is in the junior class. 



Clifford Accepts Colby College Bid 
To Head '56 Grid Coaching Staff 



Monday, Feb. 27 - The members 
of the senior class who met to- 
night in Jesup Hall were address- 
ed by Mr. Charles Hall '15, Pro- 
fessor Fred Stocking of the Eng- 
lish Department, and class presi- 
dent Tom Yankus. Mr. Hall, who 
is the Williams alumni secretary 
explained the senior class endow- 
ment insurance program. 

Tlie insurance program, which 
is independent of the alumni fund, 
calls for an annual premium pay- 
ment of nine dollars for twenty 
five years, at the end of which 
time the money Is to be turned 
over to the college. Mr. Hall sug- 
gested that the program, which is 
to go into effect before gradua- 
tion. Is the "easiest way to Im- 
plement the class gift". 

Professor Stocking gave a brief 
outline of the actual graduation 
ceremony, and reminded the sen- 
iors that permanent class officers, 
which Include the president, a- 
gent. and historian, must be elect- 
ed before spring vacation. The 




Former Assistant Coach 
Also To Lead Golfers 
On Eastern Campus 



Coach Robert Clifford who was 
appointed head football coach at 
Colby. 

seniors must also choose two mar- 
shals, w'lo are bestowed with the 
honor of leading their classmates 
in the commencement and bac- 
calaureate processions. 

Stocking pointed out that "sen- 
ior class day", which is scheduled 
for Friday. June 8, has deteriorat- 
ed into a "disorganized brawl". 
Stocking recommended that the 
traditional class day ritual, which 
involves planting Ivy, reading an 
"ivy poem", and di'opping a time- 
piece from the chapel tower, be 
transferred to the morning of 
graduation day, June 10. 



Tuesday. Feb. 28 - Colby College 
today announced that Mr. Robert 
Clifford has been appointed head 
football coach and will assume his 
duties in the fall of 1956. Besides 
his football post. Clifford will be 
a golf coach at Colby. Coach Clif- 
ford has spent the last two years 
as assistant football coach, assis- 
tant swimming coach, and fresh- 
man golf coach here at Williams. 
The opportunity to assume the 
position of a head coach caused 
Mr. Clifford to decide to leave 
Williams and journey to Colby 
which is located In WatervlUe, 
Maine. His new position will be on 
the newly finished campus at Col- 
by. After the Second World War, 
the entire college was moved from 
lis former dreary location to an 
entirely new campus situated on a 
hill which has been called one of 
the show places of New England. 
Other Opporturities 
The newly appointed coach has 
had other opportunltle.s to become 
a head coach, but all of the offers 
which he received came from 
schools located in the West, and 
Mr. Clifford did not wish to leave 
New England, where he was rais- 
ed. He came to Williams from 
Northwestern where he was assLs- 
i tant football coach and also as- 
i See Page 3, Col. 2 



THE WILLIAMS RECOUD, SATUHDAV, MARCH 3,1056 



^^6 Willi^^ B^^^b 

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EDITORIAL BOARD 

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BUSINESS BOARD 



Thomas A. DeLong '57 
Peter C. Fleming '57 
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Warren K. McOmber '57 
Herbert M. Cole '57 
Peter S. Pauley '57 
Donald P. Becker '57 
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James P. Smith '57 

Junior Associate Editors; 1958 - J. Albright, R. Banks, J. Borus, S. Bunch, R. 
Davis, S. Hansell, K. Hirschman, C. Losell, S. Rose, D. Sims 

Editorial Staff: 1959 - A. Donovan, C. Dunkel, W. Edgar, T. Freeman, T. 
Hertel, J. Hibbord, B. Holt, E. Imhoff, A. Murray. J. Phillips, J. Rayhill, 
D. Skaff, R. Togneri, C. VanValin 

Stoff Photographer: W. Moore 

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\^olume LXX 



March 3, 1956 



Number 9 



EDITORIAL 

The Amherst Phobia 



Why is it tliat in recent yeiirs Williams teams have had so 
much tiouhle defeating Amherst? This is true especially in the 
three major season s])orts. The answer tliat the Jetfs have better 
teams is not always true. Last year the Eph basketball team was 
one of the three finest in New Enj^land. And yet Amherst, with an 
admittedly inferior team, defeated Williams once and came close 
to doiii;;; it a second time. Again, this year's football team was sup- 
posed to be as good, if not better, tlian Amherst's. But the jelfs 
still rolled over \\'illiams. 

From this corner it looks as if something happens to a Wil- 
liams football, basketball, or baseball jjlayer when he sees the word 
"Amherst" on the eliest of the oijposition. For some reason, Wil- 
liams men feel they cannot beat a team from across the Mohawk 
Trail. They freeze up, get nervous, and forget about playing their 
best. As a result, they have lost more than their share of games to 
Amherst. 

This could be the time to reverse this phobia with a bang. 
Williams should ha\e beaten Amherst in basketball two weeks 
ago. Only an extremely poor first half, when the Jeffs built up a 
15 )5oint lead, kept the Ephs from winning. The loss meant that 
the Ephs could not be the Little Three basketball champs again. 
A win tonight would mean more than just giving Williams a tie 
with Amherst for the title. It would mean definite reversal of the 
"phobia". It would mean that Williams has licked the jinx. The 
Jeffs are favored tonight because of their home court and previ- 
ous win over Williams. If Al Shaw's club upset Amherst it would 
not only gain revenge for the Jeffs' win here, but would go part 
way to pay for Amherst's big upset of the NCAA five last year. 

S. C. A. 



FILMS IN REVIEW 



by Tom DeLong 



WALDEN 

"FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG" with Jean Simmons and Stewart 
Granger, plus "FIVE AGAINST THE HOUSE" with Kim 
Novak - Today 

"THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA" with Ava Gardner, Humpluey 
Bogart and Edmond O'Brien, and "SUDDENLY" with Frank 
Sinatra - Sunday and Monday 

"GOOD MORNING, MISS DOVE" in Cinemascope with Jennifer 
Jones - Tuesday thru Thursday 

"THE SHEEP HAS FIVE LEGS" with Femendal - Friday and Sat. 
PARAMOUNT 

"SONG OF THE SOUTH", a Walt Disney production with Bobby 
Driscoll and Ruth Warwick and featuring the Uncle Remus 
tales, with "JAGUAR" with Sabu - Today 

"OUR MISS BROOKS" with Eve Arden, and "WHEN GANG- 

"BATTLE STATIONS" with John Lund, William Bendix and 
Keefe Brassellc, and "JOE MACBETH", variation on a well- 
LAND STRIKES" with Marjie Millar and John Hudson - Sun- 
day thru Tuesday 

MOHAWK 
known theme, with Paul Douglas and Ruth Roman - Today 

"BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE" with Van Johnson, Joseph Gotten 
and Ruth Roman, and "SUDDEN DANGER" with Wild Wil- 
liam Elliott - Sunday thru Tuesday 
• • • 

"GOOD MORNING, MISS DOVE" will either bring back night- 
mares or pleasant memories, depending upon your relations with 
past grade school pedagogues. Jennifer Jones plays the role of 
the straight- laced teacher whose biography is presented through 
a scries of flashbacks involving former pupils. Most of the towns- 
folk who have been in her classroom at one time or another set 
forth a questionable argument for her teaching methods. Academy 
Award actress Jones has had better parts. Two hours of Miss Dove 
is enough to make most of the audience run back home to their 
TV sets. 




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An Evening With Edward G. Robinson 

bi/ Herb Gottemiuin 
.\fter viewing the cinema version of Paddy Chayefsky's tele- 
vision play, "Marty", it seemed that this new creative talent ol a 
relatively young "art " medium showed great promise ol becoming 
in a not overly long period of time, a major contributor to the 
various forms of American dramatic media. His "slice of life" pre- 
sentations were reulislieally vivid ami his honest characterizations 
liail a certain lyrical quality about them. With such considerations 
in mind, I looked forward with great iiili'rest to .\lr. Chayelsky >, 
contribution to Broadway, a love story, called "Middle of tht 
Night". I'm sorry to say that but for a brilliant sa\ iiig perlormanci 
by Edward G. Robinson in the lead role, the play oilers little ii. 
the way of good theatre and serves mainly to demonstrate tin 
limit of Mr. Chayefsky's ability, an ability clearly overextendeii 
on the Broadway stage. 

Tlie story deals with a love affair between a midille-ageci 
Jewish widower, played by Mr. Robinson, and his young, beautilui 
^il not overly brainy) non-Jewish receptionist, played by Genu 
Rowlands. Apparently to uni\ersali/e the "meaning of Ins play, 
Mr. Chayelsky refers to his characters in general terms, and tlu 
two people mentioned above are the Manutactuier and the Girl, 
respectively. It would seem that the Girl has grown to abhor tin 
merely physical implications of her marriage to a highly se.ved bin 
relatively iiisensative piano-player, called the HusDand, anil slii 
"goes home to mother in a state ol great mental chaos. She re- 
ceives no sympathy there, however, because the homey knowletlgt. 
of Mom and friends would indicate that bedroom relations an 
all tliat matter in conjugal iif fairs. The (Jirl Inially tlisco\ers some- 
one who appreciates her less aniinal-like point ol view, and who 
should tliat be but the Manufacturer, a wise, kindly old gentle- 
man of fitty-tluee, well on the way to Kinsey hnibo and who him- 
self admits tliat he's goiug tlirough a ""change in hie '. This seems to 
wear- well witli the Cirl, already suffering Irom bedroom fatigue, 
and while her husband goes out to play in one of the "'cooler 
Vegas spots, she and the Manufacturer develop a very soullul 
relationship consisting of much empathetic conversation, llowcver, 
die prompting ol the Girls friend eventually stirs up her libitlinai 
curiosity, and one night she aimounees to Etlward G. that it s 
ciine we went to a hotel ", a nicely-turned phrase indeed. It turns 
out that "Sugar-Daddy ' Kobinsoii had been awaiting this inoincnt 
with some aii.\iety based on his menopausal tendencies. His tears 
are well-founded but the Girl is willing to give liini all the time he 
needs and it would seem that the message" ol the play is that 
l()\e coiK|ueis all ", even Kiiisey and Freuil. The (|uasi-i''iendian 
implications of the play would have been better lelt in the te.-a- 
ocioK, especiall)' in terms of some restrained retereiiee to Electra- 
iieuroses ami such. This drollery is livened up by the return ol 
llusbaiid, sans piano, (he improvises in space) in answer to his 
wile's request lor a divorce. This character makes her antipathy 
seem (|uite understandable because it would appear that he s no- 
thing more than a musical phallic symbol. His attempted marital 
reprochement \ia the rape method is most unsuave, especially in 
view of die circuinstaiices, despite mother-in-law's approval. This 
intriguing episode sends the Girl to Robinson's artliiitic side in 
"the middle of the night" and in time honored fashion, they deem 
the world "well lost". The audience, composed in the main ot old- 
marrieds, seemed to accept this decision with apjiroval and left the 
theatre glad of die fact that "it's never too late . However, to this 
unniellowed spectator, it seemed that the girl was just making 
amends for her fatherless, affcctioiiless jeunesse dnougli the ben- 
evolent courtesy of Daddy-O Robinson who has begun to feel 
anew the surge of youUi in his ancient bones and other places. 

There is not much else to be said lor the show, e.\ccpt lor 
its extraordinary display of Mr. Robinson's talent. His timing and 
gestures are perfection, profoundly displaying the conflicts and 
self-doubt of an "old man in love", and solely tor the priviledge ol 
seeing Robinson in action, I would recoinmeud an evening at the 
Anta theatre. It is only by way of .Mr. Robinson that one can accept 
the Cheyefskyan hypothesis that "this is life, such as it may be ". 
Edward G. Robinson improves on life bv dint of his magnificent 
stage presence and "that is art, such as it may be". 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

Ton von Stein's reopening of a hackneyed, though cherished, 
discussion has, I'm afraid, goaded me into making a few comments 
on this matter. 

I am sorry that I must dLsagree with Mr. von Stein. Even with 
the recent and ugly rumors about Mr. Copelaud's stand still fresh 
in my mind, I cannot possibly accept the premise that the "ad- 
ministration" is "out to get" or to destroy the fraternities. 

Only the crudest barbarian or the most ignorant tyrant could 
conceive of following such a policy. No civilized man, not even 
an intelligent tyrant, would be so careless with man's accomplish- 
ments, and particularly that of the Williams' students, as to urge 
their reckless destruction. Yes, it is not only the accomplishment 
of the student body which the fraternities represent. ( I suspect 
they might even represent student degeneration ratlir than accom- 
plishments.) Rather in 15 predomineiitly brick structures on this 
campus is represented years of patient labor and devotion; vears 
of saving, building, hope and accomplishment on the part of un- 
told numbers of past members of the student body working in 
fruitful cooperation with the ever-generous aluinni body. No, Tom, 
there cannot be men in the college "administration" so unfit as to 
encourage the rude upsetting of one of the few symbols of social 
order and perhaps the only manifestation of student-alumni cre- 
ation on this campus. 

One party or the other, fraternities or the "administration ", 
might in ignorance, or po.ssibly even because of some relevant 
information, sense a conflict of interests. This is a problem which 
wil have to be settled by the two involved parties. Having per- 
sonally sensed a conflict between a fraternity and myself, and 
consequently being an outside party to any current conflicts of 



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Your date will love the Ladies Cocktail Lounge and 
Dining Rooms . . . 

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Harrassed Williams Drivers Moan 
Over Lack of Parking Space Here 

bi/ Sandi/ llintseU 
"A parking spot, a parking spot, my registration tug for a par- 
king spot!" 

II Wee Willie Shakespeare (or Hoppin' Hugh Marlow, us 
the ease may be) will pardon the undue license, this statciiiiut 
may well reflect a niessing problem on campus today. This is uq 
old, laiiiiliar issue liolli to the adininistration and, more vividlu 
;o sliuleiits - especially when vainly searching for this higlily! 
.ovcled rarity known as a parking place at 7:50 a. m. some stoimy 
morning. 

Mure Cars Now 
Of coiir.si', this problem of lack of sufficient parking sp ce 
has become even more acute recently with a sharp increase in 
.he niimbi'r of ears being registered. For e.vample, right now tli re 
are more than 500 ( ilivided 325 stuilent anil 200 faculty and ,,il. 
iiiinislratioii) vehicles hsted in the Dean's Office, the highest lit. 
al on record. 

III contrast to this, the four main .school parking lots, 
brand new one at the library, the Old Town behind the Lawn 
.Art Museiiin, and those at Jesup Hall and West College arc 
over-crowded and incapable bv a large degree ol handling 
lieav V volume ol traffic. The e.\act figures on the capacity of tl 
lots is unavailable, 

Adiuinistriiliun Agrees 

\o one realizes the scope of this situation any more ke( ily 
than till' adiuinistratioii. Dean Brooks, for one, said that, "In i; n- 
eral, it is impossible to find enough space to park anywhere .)ii 
campus except lor the spacious .VNlT lot". He went on to point 
that this condition eertaiiilv is not uiii(|iie at Williams. 

Most colli'ges, whether located in big cities or small to\ 
like Williamstowu, are lacing the same (|uestioii, he said. To si 
the probleni. some ari' even charging up to $25 yearly for dri\ 
registration and sinking this revenue into parking lot construcli 
It is assumed that most student drivers would take a rather i 
view ol a similar proposal here, however. 
Otiirr Solutions 

What. then, can be done to alter the situation';' Some puniMts 
sugge'st thai sludeuls and hieullv switch to smaller model foiei;.;ii 
I'ars which take up less parking space. On the other hand, a s^rt 
ol biillcr action is being taken bv the Buildings and (Grounds I ii'- 
parliiicMt bv issueing parking tickets and collecting fines for ill( .il 
parking. (Aiiv prolits ri'alized either from these fines or from liie 
registration tags go into the college general funds, although tlirse 
aiiioiuits are usiiallv very small.) 

The two most obvious solutions naturally are either to incie:ise 
the aniounl ol parking space or to lediiee the number of drivers. 
The lonuer involves considerable e.vpense and it is doubtful if 
aiiv expansion along tlu'se lines is presently under coiisideraliun 
by the administration; while the latter suggestion, it is felt, ag;iin 
would not be ovcrlv appreciated by the students. 

Hence, the logical eoneliisioii; the unfortunate parking situ- 
ation on campus will continue imreniedied for some time to come. 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

To the Editor of the RKCORIJ; 

While this is not the main purpose of my letter, I would first 
like to congratulate Bob Clifford on his appointment as foothiill 
coach at Oilbv College, lie has done a fine job in his brief sl;iy 
here at WilliaMis, so we wish him much success next year after the 
Williaiiis-C'olbv game. 

The main purpose of this letter is to urge the Athletic Dcp;irt- 
meiit and Trustees of Williams to appoint Jim Ostendarp as :is- 
sistaut lootball coach next year. .As we all know, he coached the 
I'lcshmaii lootball and wrestling teams to undefeated seasons 
and shut-outs over Amherst. 

Next year, as assistant coach, Ostendarp would be of gi< it 
service to Leii Walters in developing the great Sophomore del'- 
galioii on tlie varsity. With Walters' ex])erieiice and ability alonii 
with Osieiidar])'s inspirational leadership, Williams should emeri'e 
from the famine of recent years. With this combination the mei i- 
bers of the class of 19.56 should finally witness a victory over 
Sabrina. 

Yours truly, 

Robert Schumacher '56 



the frateriiitv-"administration" variety, I should be loathe to oft- r 

anv suggestions. 

Hut 1 cannot remain dumb when the college's administratii ii 

is slandered; I must insist tliiit if this college is not organized mi 

a democratic basis, that the "administration ' is, at least, not co i- 

trolled bv ignoramuses or barbarians. 

Yours sincerely, 
George Donely '56 



J, Paul Shccdy* Was An Udder Failure Till 
Wiidrool Cream-Oil Gave Him Confidence 




Th« boyt were having a bull session in .Shcedy's room. "It's no yoke," 
beefed Shccdy. "Heifcr-y girl I ask for a date turns me down flat." Then 
Sheedy's roommate spoke up: "There's good moos tonight J. Paul. Try 
•ome of my Wildioot Cream-Oil on those cowlicks." 
Sheedy did and now he's the cream of the campus. 
Wildroot keeps his hair handsome and healthy looking 
the way Nature intended ... neat but not greasy. Contains 
the heart of Lanolin, the very best part of Nature's finest 
hair and scalp conditioner. Get Wild'oot Cream-Oil. 
America's largest selling hair tnnic. In bottles or un- 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. SATURDAY, MARCH 3.1956 



Sports Slant: 



s 



by Stu Auerbacli 
Williams will be losing more than a lootball coach when Bob 
Clifford leaves to take over the head coacliinj^ reins at Colby Col- 
loj^e this fall, Coach Clifford was a man who developed a deep 
likinj' for Williams in the two short years he was here, and in re- 
tnrn Williams developed a deep likin)^ lor him. He proved to be 
a valuable assistant lor Len Watters, especially this fall when Wal- 
ters was bothered with a serious attaclc of ulcers. Wlien the head 
coach was operated on after the football season, Clifford took over 
many of his speaking duties. But as a coach, Chflord could not 
afford to turn down the opportunity to move on to bigger tilings. 
Not only is there probably an advancement in pay involved, but 
he is moving upward in the coaching ranks. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Coach Clif- 
ford for tlie fine job he did at Williams and at the same time to 
ongraulate him on his jjromotion and to wish him tlie t)est of 
lick - except when Colby and Williams play. As head coach at 
i;olby, he will be faced with a rebuilding job; and, ironically 
( iiough, one of the first teams he will meet next year will be Wil- 
liams on Weston I'ield. There the men that he trained will turn 
.igainst him. 

Frankie Thorns and Watters will be faced with the problem 
,,f finding a capable man to replace Clifford. Certainly, one man 
Milder consideration is Jim Ostendarp, who was so successful as 
Ireshman football coach last fall. However, the powcrs-tiiat-be may 
ilecide that Ostendar|) is too valuable where he is now, developing 
'reshman talent, to be moved up to the varsity ranks. Two years 
i)(:fore Clifford was hired as a replacement lor Frank Bell, the 
ithletic department was looking lor a young man with backfield 
rxperience in the split-T formation as an assistant coach. This 
would allow Watters to coach the line, where he jjlayed. That de- 
sire to find a backfield coach is still probably in Watters' mind. 
In any case, it will be a hard job replacing Clifford. 



Clifford 



Powerful Varsity, Frosh Swim Teams 
To Oppose Amherst for Crown Today; 
400 yd. Relay May Settle Major Tilt 

Amherst, March 3 - The varsity and freshman swimming teams 
will take on Amherst in contests tliat will decide the Little Three 
titles here this afternoon. 

The Williams swimmers, having lost only to high-ranking 
Syracuse and Colgate, will be in top form for a strong Amherst 

.squad which, although bowing to<^— 

Yale, Dartmouth, and Kenyon, has 
been outstanding on occasions. The 
Lord Jeffs are paced by Bob Kel- 
ler who has threatened the New 
England record in the 50 and 100 
yard freestyle events. 

Although his plans are subject 
to last minute revisions, Coach 
Bob Muir Intends to use Pete Lew- 
Is, Bob Severance. Bill Jenks or 
Pete Dletz In the 300 yard medley 
relay. Lewis will do the backstroke. 
Severance the breaststroke and 
cither Dletz or Jenks will swim the 
freestyle. 

Dletz, Tony Brockelman, and 
Bill Mersells will swim in the 220 
while Klrt Gardner, Dan Chap- 
man, and Bruno Qulnson are slat- 
ed to race In the 50 yard freestyle. 
The 150 individual medley will 
find Fred Korns. Severance and 
Qulnson on the starting blocks for 
the Mulrmen. Gardner, Jenks, and 
Dletz are scheduled to swim In 
the 100 yard event. 

Dletz Sees More Action 

Lewis. Dave Cunningham, and 
Evan Williams will swim the 220 
backstroke and Dletz, Brockel- 
man and Tom Kellog are being 
placed in the 440. The 400 yard re- 
lay team, upon which the outcome 
of the meet might conceivably de- 
pend, consists of Gardner. Sever- 
ance. Dletz. Chapman or possibly 
Jenks. 

The Eph frosh squad, having al- 
ready defeated Wesleyan as has 
Amherst, will be attempting to 
conclude its six meet season with 
but one defeat which was admin- 
istered by Deerfield. Leadtag the 
squad will be freshman standout 
Chip Ida. 



sistant basketball coach, in order 
to be able to live in the east. 

This winter, Coach Clifford has 
been helping Coach Robert Muir 
in coaching the swimming team. 
This is the first time that Muir 
has had an assistant in all of his 
many years at Williams. Clifford 
was expected to take over the spot 
of swimming coach next winter, 
when Muir leaves for Australia as 
the Olympic coach. Now someone 
else will have to fill the gap. 

Selection Process 

An elaborate process of selection 
was used to determine who would 
be the new Colby football coach. 
All the candidates were carefully 
screened and their records were 
checked in order to choose wisely. 
There were quite a few applicants, 
but today it was finally announced 
that Clifford had been selected 
and had accepted the new Job. 

Clifford commented that "Wil- 
liams football is definitely on the 
upgrade". He remarked that It was 
quite a coincidence that the Colby 
opening game for the commg sea- 
son will be against the Ephmen. 

Clifford said. "I am very sorry 
about leaving Williams. My whole 
family has been very happy here 
where we have made some of the 
best of friends." Clifford contta- 
ued, "We all like to be able to try 
our own theories, and this is my 
opportunity to try mine." 



Saints Take I M. 
Ski Competition 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - Saint An- 
thony's Hall won team honors to- 
day m the woe sponsored Inter- 
mural Ski Competition while Nick 
Sterling '56. of the Delta Upsllon 
House took first place in Individual 
scoring with a time of 27.3 sec- 
onds on the Sheep Hill course. 

Saint Anthony's team of Ted 
Booth '58, Skip Cole '57, and Ber- 
nle Lanvln '57, was followed by 
Zeta Psl's John Karol '57. Mike 
Erlckson '57. Stan Lawder '58, 
while Joe Bartlett '58, Don Morri- 
son '58, and John Boissler '56, of 
the Phi Delta Fraternity captured 
third place in team scoring. 

Palmedo Trophy 

For his individual effort Ster- 
ling was awarded the Palmedo 
Trophy and a pair of ski poles 
from the House of Walsh. Karol 
took second place in the indivi- 
dual scoring and received a book 
on skiing from the College Book 
Store. Ted Booth took third place 
and a Norwegian ski cap from the 
Williams Co-op. Fourth and fifth 
places were copped by Cole and 
Lanvln respectively. 

The woe had gotten their 
Sheep Hill course m good condi- 
tion for the meet. 



Eph Hockey Squads Oppose 
Amherst in Season's Finale 





Oliver Stafford, squash star In the Amherst Match. 

Williams Gains Little Three Squash Title; 
Shuts Out Jeffs, 9-0, For Championship 



Tuesday, Feb. 28 — Gaining the 
distinction of being the first Wil- 
liams squash team to beat Am- 
herst by the score of 9-0, Coach 
Clarence Chaffee's varsity squad 
nailed down the lid on the 1956 
version of the Uttle Three series, 
today on the home courts decisi- 
vely defeating the Lord Jeffs when 
the chips were down. 

A resolute Williams freshmen 
club today lost a heartbreaker to 
Amherst frosh, 6-3. in a contest 
marked on both sides by keen, fast 
competition. 

With the varsity's first round of 
odd matches completed. It was ap- 
parent, in spite of several closely- 
fought duels, that Williams pos- 
sessed the upper-hand in depth 
and experience. Ollle Stafford, in 
the number one match, expertly 
calculated Bud Dillon's "getter" 
tactics as well as shots out front 
to win in three games. 15-5. 15-11, 



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SHIKTS • 
HANDKEiCHIIFS 



>-AMOlV- 



TIES 
UNOERWEAt 



High scoring forwards for the F,ph Hockey team. Dick Flood, left, 
Dave Cook, center, and Doug Poole, right. 

Williams Pucksters Suffer Eighth Defeat; 
Scoones Leads Hamilton Team to Victory 

Wednesday, Feb. 29 - The hard-luck Williams hockey team 
was defeated again this afternoon by an inspired Hamilton Con- 
tinentals sextet, 7-,3. Playing on the Continentals' ice, the Ephmen 
were unable to overcome a ,3-1 first period deficit, and dropped 
their eighth contest of the campaign, against only four victories. 

The Purple six drew first blood 
after 8:25 of the initial stanza, 
with Bob Bethune scoring on an 
assist from R. A. Gallun. How- 
ever, only ten seconds later, Ham- 
ilton's Bill Scoones drove the puck 
past Marr, and began a sensation- 
al skating display that turned the 
hat trick for him during the first 
period. Scoones scored five times 
in all, picking up additional coun- 
ters at 4:00 of the second period 
on an assist from Dan Koehler. 
and at 19:45 of the final stanza, 
with an assist by Fi'ed Kegan. 
Flood Scores 
Sub Eph goalie Denny Doyle re- 
placed Marr in the nets during 
the second period, allowing only 
one score, and recording 14 saves. 
The combination of Bethune and 
Gallun clicked again for the Pur- 
ple at 14:34 of the second chap- 
ter, as the former drove the puck 
past Continental goalie Ward Ol- 
ney for the score. Assisted by Dick 
Lombard, right wing Dick Flood 
completed the Eph scoring by hit- 
ting the nets at 7:02 of the last 
period. 



and 15-10. 

His associates encountered more 
in the way of steady play and drop 
shots with the remainder of the 
odd sets going four and five 
matches to win. Tom Jones, Dick 
Ennls, and Kim Kimberley all won 
in four in the number three, seven, 
and nine slots while Sam Eells 
playing number five came from be- 
hind to play a steady game and 
tire his opponent. Stan Lipton in 
five sets. 

With a 5-0 lead. Co-captain 
Scott Wood, operating in the sec- 
ond position, easily subdued Wie- 
demann in three games but Woody 
Southall and Corns necessitated 
another fifth game rubber before 
victory number seven was in the 
books. Co-captam John Barton 
and Tom Shulman then proceeded 
to wind up a relatively lenghthy 
but profitable day by winning in 
four and three games respectively. 
With this match the Williams 
squash team culminated a suc- 
cessful season of six wins and four 
losses. 

"Good match" were the words 
Coach Chaffee used to express his 
feelings toward the freshman 
squad in the final contest of the 
season which noted seven defeats 
and no victories. In today's meet- 
ing with Amherst, Warren King, 
Bill Norris and Marrl Johnson 
were the lone purple winners. 



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loss of Jensen in tonight's game 
could easily make the difference 
between victory and defeat. Co- 
captain Bob Buss, second high 
scorer and third in team rebounds 
will team with Jim Symons at the 
forward positions, Symons, who 
lacks the scoring punch of Buss, 
leads the team in rebounds, and 
has been a great asset to the team. 

Big Walt Shipley, 6' 5" center 
will battle Hawkins in the pivot 
position tonight. Shipley is third 
in scoring and second in rebounds 
for the Ephmen. averaging sixteen 
points a game. Closing out the 
starting five will be junior guard 
John Lewis. The Shawmen cannot 
make any mistakes tonight and ex- 
pect to win, for Amherst has a 
fine team. If they play the way 
they did against Amherst in the 
second halt of the last game a tie 
for the Little Three Crown is not 
out of reach. 

Frosh Seek Title 

With only two setbacks in twelve 
games, the frosh quintet appear on 
their way to a Little Three Cham- 
pionship. Leading the team in both 
the scoring and rebound depart- 
ments is big 6' 4" center Jeff Mor- 
ton. At the guard positions will be 
the play makers of the team, Bob 
Parker and Pete WlUmott. Both 
are averaging 14 points a game, 
and their play has been the spark 
of the team all season. Phil Brown 
and Bill Hedeman will round out 
the line-up at forwards. Both arc 
good rebounders, and Hedeman is 
averaging over ten points a game 



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Amherst, Mar. 3 - The Williams 
Varsity and Freshman Sextets 
will conclude their seasons here 
today against their traditional 
Amherst rivals. Coach McCormlck 
stated that the game should be a 
toss-up. He went on to say that 
tradition and the home ice should 
favor Amherst. 

In last month's meeting the 
Ephmen took a 3-2 decision In ov- 
ertime. After the game, however. 
Coach "Red" Richardson of Am- 
herst stated that the Jeffs were 
at their season's peak during the 
game. 

Stringer Leads Jeffs 

Dave Cook, Doug Poole, and Dick 
Flood will compose the Eph's start- 
ing line. R. A. Gallun, who scored 
twice against Amherst in the last 
contest, Captain Bob Bethune and 
Bob Leinbach will be on the second 
line. The Purple now possess a 
strong third line in Dick Lombard, 
Dave Wood, and Tony Bradley. At 
the defensive positions John Hol- 
man and Rick DrlscoU will shield 
goalie Dick Marr. 

Ed Stringer, the Jeffs' high 
scorer, and Ky Sylvester, a scrap- 
py wing with plenty of hustle, will 
pace the Amherst attack. If the 
Sabrinas pack the front of the 
nets as usual, the Ephs should 
score on shots that ricochet off 
the defensemen. 

Frosh Flay Afterwards 

Following the varsity tilt, the 
freshmen will take the ice against 
the Amherst yearlings. A scrappy 
squad that capitalizes on all 
breaks, the Jeffs won a 2-1 over- 
time decision against the Purple 
last month. 

Mike Grant, the Ephs' high scor- 
er, Woody Burgert, and Gerry Hig- 
gins will create the first line with 
Bill Taylor, a converted defense- 
man, John Boyden and Larry Pratt 
on the second line. Tom Piper and 
Bob Lowden, hard-shooting de- 
fensemen, will start in front of 
goalie Pete Guy. 



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Unbeaten Freshmen 
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Cambridge, Mass., Mar. 3 - A 
hopeful Williams Varsity virestling 
team and the Little Three Cham- 
pion freshman squad are complet- 
ing their bids for the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate Wrestling 
Championships today on the MIT 
mats here. 

Coach Ed Bullock expects his 
varsity grapplers to place well up 
In the team standings this week- 
end, with Ted McKee, his unde- 
feated 130-pound division ace hav- 
ing the best chance of taking an 
individual championship. 
Other Good Bets 

Others with good chances for 
placing high for the Ephs are John 
Evans in the 123-pound class, Jim 
Hutchinson at the 137-mark and 
Dave Andrews in the 157-pound di- 
vision. The 167 and unlimited di- 
visions respectively, were undecid- 
ed as the RECORD went to press. 
Pete Carney, Walt O'Hearn and 
Gene Sullivan will compete among 
themselves for the Unlimited Spot, 
while either Carney or Sullivan 
will tangle in the 167-pound divi- 
sion. Joe Anderson is wrestling at 
147 and Ted Baumgardner carries 
the Purple's hopes at the 177 level. 

In compiling their three-won- 
tour lost season's record, the Eph- 
men have met six of the eight 
teams facing them In the New 
Englands. 

Freshmen Undefeated 

Springfield will be the team to 
beat for the undefeated Williams 
freshman team who has met only 
Amherst, Wesleyan and Tufts of 
the six teams they are competing 
against this weekend. The Spring- 
field frosh are also undefeated so 
far this season; however. Coach 
Bullock and assistant Coach Jim 
Ostendarp are working with "one 
of the best freshman teams Wil- 
liams has had in several years". 



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Economic Abundance Increases 
Standard of Ethics in America 
Cites Potter to Large Audience 

Wi'diicsclav, Ffh. 29 - Spcakinj; hcfore it larnc ovciflow aiid- 
ieiitr ill tlif Tliompsou Hiology Lab this cNfiiiiig, David M. Pot- 
ter, Cliainniiii, Dopartiiii'iit ol Aiiu'iicaii Studies, Vale Uiii\orsity, 
and autliDr of "IVopk' ol Pk'iity", declared that "eeoiiomie abiin- 
diiiiee lia.s extended the range of American ethical thoiit^iit." His 
topic, |)re,sented a.s a part of the series by the Williams Lecture 
Coiniiiittce, was "Econoinic Abundance and American Material- 
ism", or, us he put it, "Kconomic .Abundance and the American 
Lthic". 

Americans have always express- O . 

ed a fear of riches upon charac 



ter, he pointed out. But he em- 
phasized the tact that the effect 
of American economic abundance 
upon spiritual values has done a 
great deal to broaden the area of 
activity to which we apply ethi- 
cal standards. This is exemplified 
in the improvement of living stan- 
dards. 

Referring to history, Mr. Potter 
e.\plained that the Puritan tried to 
"adjust" to any existing evils. The 
Puiitan thought "evils were de- 
signed by God to test him". The 
twentieth century man seeks, how- 
ever, to "eliminate" the evils. This 
fact is due to the development of 
material conditions which no long- 
er malce the evils eventual. The 
"potentiality of an economic sur- 
plus" altered the conditions con- 
ducive to the eventual evils. 

"Abundance has provided for us 
the opportunity to deal with ethi- 
cal problems," Pour plagues — fam- 
ine, war, death, and pestilence — 
which were formerly considered 
the "embodiment of the inevitable, 
are no longer regarded inevitable 
in the same sense as they used to 
be." Mr. Potter continued by say- 
ing that American history is full 
of examples of this progressive 
betterment against these once con- 
sidered inevitable evils. For ex- 
ample, labor benefits are now pos- 
sible because of economic abun- 
dance. In the eighteenth century, 
man was required to work longer 
and harder for the same ends that 
can be achieved today with less 
effort. 

Psychological Cases Increase 
Following the same line of 
thought, Mr. Potter stated that 
the pathos present in the "100 
Neediest Cases" of "The New York 
'limes ' has put more emphasis on 
psychological disabilities than fif- 
ty years ago. While the poverty 
cases have decreased, the psycho- 
logical cases have increased. This 
phenomena may also be attributed 
to the increase in economic abun- 
dance. Mr. Potter concluded saying 
"while economic abundance may 
lead in one sense to materialism, 
it has also led to a broader exami- 
nation of ethical values". 

In the discussion period that 
followed the formal part cf the 
program, Mr. Potter called the ec- 
onomic means to a successful con- 
clusion of problems an "important 
prerequisite to the alleviation of 
evils". He stated further that 
"there has been a shift in mora- 
lity, but I do think the range of 
evils which the Puritans could 
control was a very limited range. 
We have perhaps extended the 
range of evils to which we can 
apply ethical criteria." 

On March 15th William H. 
Schuman, President of the Juil- 
liard School of Music will speak 
on "The Composer in America" 
Dr. Schuman is an eminent com- 
poser and educator. He received 
the first Pulitzer Prize in Music 
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mistic in his appraisal of the 
Campbell Committee post-rushing 
plan, which was rejected in favor 
of the O'Brien plan last spring. 
Campbell's group advocated a 
non-affiliate eating plan similar 
to the Bowdoin plan, to defeat the 
apathy which paralyzed this year's 
post-rushing system. 

Finally, Wheeler outlined an idea 
of his own, which advocated ap- 
plying force on the houses in the 
following way. Immediately after 
rushing, the SC would make up a 
list of the unpledged sophomores. 
This group would then be split up 
among the 15 houses by some arbi- 
trary process, such as drawing 
names out of a hat. 

Eating Privileges 

The houses would be obligated to 
extend eating and social privileges, 
at least temporarily, to the one or 
two men they drew. Then, theore- 
tically, it would only take three 
years to achieve 100 per cent 
membership. 

Dean Brooks, saying that hi- 
role on the SC is to be "unobtru- 
sive", followed Wheeler and out- 
lined a much more complete agen- 
da for the SC this year. Echoing 
Wheeler, Dean Brooks emphasizea 
tliat the problem of highest pri- 
oiity is to see that "no one is left 
over after rushing next fall". He 
predicted that this problem, which 
he termed "dramatic and excru- 
ciating", will be "less in extent, 
and consequently greater in in- 
tensity than it has been in pre- 
vious years". 

Dirty Rushing 

The next most important ques- 
tion is that of dirty rushing, 
Brooks asserted. "Publicity be- 
comes most acute when the fra- 
ternities reach their highest level 
of morality," he explained. There- 
fore, he considers this past year 
a step forward, as violations were 
not allowed to go unnoticed. 
Brooks suggested that the SC re- 
examine its position on what he 
called "block-booking", or package 
deals. 

Third on his list was the matter 
of hazing during hell week. With- 
See Col. 4 



Billiard Champion 
Peterson To Visit 
Baxter Hall Again 

Popular Trick-shot Star 
Returns for Exhibition, 
Instruction Session 



Saturday, Mar. 3 - The wizard 
of the billiard table, Charles C. 
Peterson, who made such a suc- 
cessful appearance here last year, 
displays his cue mastery again 
this weekend in the Pool Rooms of 
the Student Union. This season 
marks the twenty-sixth annual 
tour of colleges and universities 
by the cue artist whose trademark 
is: "Show me a billiard shot I 
can't make". 

Peterson is giving exhibitions on 
both Friday and Saturday at 5;00 
and 7:30, with an additional per- 
formance at 1:00 this afternoon. 
Starting at 2:30 in the afternoon 
Peterson will give individual in- 
struction to groups of five for 
periods of forty-five minutes each. 
Following the evening shows there 
are three more of these periods 
ior free mdividual lessons. 

Trick Shot Artist 

Peterson's exhibitions will in- 
clude not only ills mastery of the 
[.rickiest shots in the ivory sport, 
out also a demonstration of the 
xundamentals of the game. 

The holder of the world's fancy 
shot title draws his artistry from 
a repertoire of more than a thou- 
sand shots, gathered in the course 
of many years. The most spec- 
-aoulai, perhaps, is tire "silver 
dollar" shot, in which he uses a 
Silver dollar instead of a billiard 
ball. 



Phillips Win* Prize 

In Debating Contest 



Tuesday, Feb. 28 - David Phil- 
lips was awarded the Van Vechlen 
piize for public speaking in the 
annual contest held last night in 
Grilfin Hall. He won thirty dollars 
lor ills impromptu effort. 

Phillips, a sophomore, spoke on 
Secretary of Slate Dulles' receni 
article in Life concerning the Uni- 
led States on the brink of war. 
i'he twelve conteslaiiui ilial enter- 
ed the debate weie judged by Mr. 
Uerald Myers of the philosophy 
aepanmeni and Mr. John t-'ower oi 
lire economics deparunent. 

Each contestuni drew a slip ol 
paper coiuainmg three topics, 'i'lu 
lopics always concern either pon- 
tics, economics, society or humor, 
f'lom these three subjects they 
nad a muiute to choose one aiiu 
lorm their debate, 'the uctuai 
prize money comes from a luiiu 
establislied by an alumnus of ia4i. 



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out specifically referring to the 
recent mciaent at Mir, ne firiniy 
sugestea that "times have cnang- 
ed". He advocated the oanning oi 
inetlious wnicn could be "pnysi- 
caiiy or emotionauy injurious'. 
SU baliuK I'lan 

Fourth, he raised the question 
of wnether somemmg couid be 
aone to "urtegrate ilie liesnmen 
into the college'— something on 
the order of a smoker, or a diu- 
ueni Union eating pian. 

Fifth and last, he proposed iticn 
tile SC look mto the problem ol 
■How best to keep lo houses on 
campus '. He notea that soineuung 
may have to be done to huip uiu 
nouses that need help. 



Coached Hoppe 

A balding cue expert at 78, 
Peterson Is "fascinated" by his 
cliosen employment. In his yearly 
jaunts around the country, (he has 
visited some 284 colleges and uni- 
versities) he urges the formation 
of teams, teaches the fundamen- 
tals to beginners and exhibits his 
fantastic knack with the cue. In 
1906, he coached Willie Hoppe, one 
of the greatest and probably best 
known cue champions that ever 
lived. 

Enthusiastic about his appear- 
ance before men and women in 
the college group, Peterson believes 
that billiards is a game for re- 
laxation after the classroom and 
is confident that new stars in the 
sport will emerge from college men 
and women who learn the game 
while in school. 



Honors . . . 

tics. As in the regular math ma- 
jor, tne honors candiuaie must 
taKe Math 1 tnrougn jviuth 10; m 
other words, ten semesters ot se- 
quence and parallel courses m the 



"The Champion" with Kirk Douglas will be shown in the Stu. 
dent Union at eif^lit oclouK this eveiiiuf;. A snort in color, 'i'los- 
peftiiig lor l^etroit'uni will start at scvuu-tliuiy. 

• • • 

Hi'prosoutativc's of tliu U. S. Murine Corps will make their 
last visa ol tiio year to Vvilliaiiis next iiioiitn. L,ieuieiiaiu C;o^;'mii 
wil he 111 tlic btiiuent Union on Moiiuay, luesaay, and VVeumV 
iiay to answer (|iiestioiis uuout Ucs lor seniors, anil fi^y^ luf 
inshiiien, sopiioniores, and juniors. 

• • • 

I'lesiileiit James I'liiiiiiey Baxter will deliver tlie major id- 
dress at the tlnriieiii aiimiai coiilereiice ol tne secoiuiury eclina- 
lion hoard, iMareii z, aiiu li, at me iiotel Statier, i\ew lurK \, ny. 
iresuieiu uaxter win speak on the siiojeei ol I lie Coiicupi oi a- 
ueil \alue . Central liieiiie ol mis years j;ameriiig is ' iiie L.irr(l 
.stiKieut . Over lilteeii luinuretl piivate seiiool leuciiers ana j. 
iiiiiii.stiatois are txiieeted to atteiiil tins iwo-uay eoiilereuce. 

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The Williaiiistowii 'J'hcutre foundation, liie., wliieh spoiiso: -d 
a ten weeK season in the .iuaiiis jMeiiioriai riieacre last sunin.i r 
IS asMiii.', tne puDlie to iiiclieate us preieieiiee lor ten oui ot lu .|. 
iv piiiy.i n IS etiiisKiernig lor tins seasons oneriiigs, juiie io iiiroi 'i\ 
ji |neiiit)er 1. 

Uireetor Nikos Psacharopoulos ol the VVilliamstowii Suminer 
Iheaiie lias listed tne loiiowiiig eiioiees: Aiiipinuyon oo, Aiia i;i- 
SKI, Anns ami me Man, Ijliariies .Auni, riuweiing I'euca, lue 
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rowii, i'liiUKii'lpiua Story, t'ouit ol no iveitun, aanii juuu, i3e\.u 
lear iten, leiiuer trap, liger at tne Oates, and louaj^ aim i le 
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Mr, Burton I.. Stiattoii, I'loihiction Manager ot tlie Harv.id 
Unixersiiy I'ress, will eoiidiict tne ixadeiille uoiiege Suiiiiiier I'uu- 
iisiiinj; Irueedure euuise. llie eoiirse, open to Doiii men and \m)- 
iiiiii, will start June :iOtli, and eonliiiiie lor six weeks. It will pi. ice 
special enipiiasis this year on a production workshop and the im le 
specialized branches ot publisliing. 



mathematics major. In addition, 
the honors aspirant takes Math 
101-1U2 in ins junior year, which 
consists of individual work suited 
to the siuOenis interest and ap- 
tituae, unaer the direction of a 
member oi tne department, 'this 
woiii cuinnnates wun the prepara- 
tion of a thesis m the senior year. 
Many vaiieties of individual 
study are open. The department 
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etry, algebra, statistics, mathenui- 
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foundations. Though the thesis 
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dividual mitlative". If a student 
feels that he does not have sul- 
licieiit Knowledge on wnicn to base 
a decision on tionors work, he muy 
wait until later in the Jtmior yeur 
or even in lire senior year. 




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Jeffs Take Little Three Crown 
With73-S6WinOverPurDle; 
Shipley s U Tops Eph Scoring 

\,i.h.Mst, \laicli .} - The Williams varsity basketball t.-a,,, l„st 
l„ a (IctcrMiiiicd Amlicist s(|iiail loninlit, 73-5fi. as llii> IcHs iliiiclicd 
the Little 'riiic(;(;liaiii|)i()iislii|). l|<-i]rv I'earsall was llie jiiaii of the 
hour lor the Jells, as he hit live straight (ira-liaiid set shots iiiidwav 
through the seeoiid hall to spark an Amherst rally uhieh 
close j;ame wide (ipcu. The combination ol I'earsal 

shootlriB and Amherst's full courtO 

press was too much for the Eph- 
men, who staged a brilliant come- 
back late In the first half to turn 
an apparent rout Into a len.se bat- 
tle for the Little Tliree Title. This 
loss dropped Williams Into second 
place In the final league standings. 
In the preliminary game, the Wil- 
liams freshmen downed Amherst 
79-71, to end a fine season by win- 
ning the Little Three Crown. 

Amherst jumped off to a 7-0 
lead In the early minutes of the 
game and appeared to be on the 
way to an easy victory, as Williams 
was unable to score against the 
Jeffs' tight zone defense. Amherst 
continued to dominate the play on 
their home court in the first quar- 
ter, and the Sabrinas held a 19-11 
lead mid-way through the half 
when Williams offense suddenly 
began to roll, Marv Welnstein con- 
nected on a long set shot to start 
a determined rally which cut the 
Amherst lead to three points late 
In tire second quarter. Walt Ship- 
ley's three point play tied the score 
at 28-28, before Amherst edged 
ahead to lead 34-32 at the inter- 
mission. 

Williams Leads 

The Ephs continued their great 
cMneback in the third quarter, 
and Jim Symon's .lump shot with 
two minutes gone in the second 
half tied the score at 36 all. An- 
derson's lay-up gave Amherst the 
leflf' npqin, hnf Synon's lip-in i'.rd 
two foul shots by Shipley gave 
Williams the lead for the first 
time, 40-38, Amherst tied the score 
again a moment later on the first 
of Pearsall's one-handcrs, but 
Jensen was fouled by Amheist's 
pressing defense, and sank both 
free throws to make the score 42- 
40. However. Pearsall connected 
again to tie the score, and then a 
moment later scored another 
clutch basket to put Amherst a- 
head. and the Jeffs never trailed 
again, pulling away to win by 17 
points. 

Walt Shipley led the Williams 




Forward Dick Andei-Kon, main- 
stay of the Amherst Varsity. 



offense with 17 points, and he also 
paced the Ephmen on the back- 
boards with 13 rebounds. Jim Sy- 
mons added 14 points to the Eph 
total, as Amherst's combination 
pressing man-to-man and zone de- 
fense held high-scorers Bob Bu.s.s 
and Wally Jensen to 8 and 9 points 
respectively. This game marked 
the end of the Williams basket- 
ball careers for Eph seniors Jen- 
sen, Buss, Symons, Santos, Dubroff 
and Evans. Williams finished the 
season with a 13-6 overall record, 
yr>d fl 2-2 record in league com- 
petition, finishing in second place 
behind Amherst. 

Warren Scores 26 
Bill Warren of Amherst was the 
game's high .scorer with 26 points, 
most of them scored on his one- 
hand jump shot from the keyhole. 
Captain Doug Hawkins closed out 
a brilliant college career by scor- 
ing 18 points and collecting 17 re- 
bounds, while Anderson netted 17 
points and the sharp-shooting 
Pearsall rounded out the Jeff scor- 
ing with 12 points. Amherst also 
ended the season with this game, 
See Page 3, Col. 1 



Growing Williams Travel Bureau 
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Wednesday, March 'i - Erom a debut somewhat less auspicious 
than the night club opening of Sammy Da\ is Jr. or the laimching 
of a yueeii Mary, tlic Williams 'rra\('l Bureau has grown into an 
"any time, any place" organization with world-wide connections. 

Tlie Travel Bureau, which was started in a student's room in 
West College shortly after the last war. now can and docvs arrange 
everything from last-minute dashes for that first class to the grand 
European tours of the Williams summer sight-seers. The great 
bulk of its business, however, is done in arranging Mights "'home' 
at Tlianksgiying, Christmas, and sirring vacation. 
"('hri.sliiKis rUmc?" 

Perhaps the Travel linreau's most renowned single service 
is the annual "Christmas Train" which, at Christmas vacation, car- 
ries thirty or so students to and from Chicago on a special Wil- 
liams' coach of the "New England States". The twenty to thirty 
per cent saving on train fares mav also apply to the air machine 
adherents on the Chicago run in the near future as the forward- 
looking Trawl Bureau has plans for a chartered "Christmas Plane". 

Tlie Bureau mav take another momentous step forward next 
Fall when they appiv for membership in the Air Transport Con- 
ference at its amnial fall meting. If admitted, they will be able to 
write their own tickets in their spacious Jesup Hall office instead 
of working through an airlines agent. 

"Nothing Too Simiir 

Tlie advantages of the tweKe-niember Travel Bureau are ob- 
vious to any who have tried to make their own anaugements. Us- 
ing the Bureau there is no need to leave the campus us it is in 
eonstant contact with air, rail and ship companies. The Bureau 
also has a wealth of information right at its fingertips enabling it 
to plan complete trips anywhere with almost iinariabU' jirecise 
connections. The (lavs and weeks of correspondanee required by 
students making arrangements through their parents "at the other 
end" is eliminated by the Travel Bureau which can confirm res- 
ervations within half an hour. 

"Recuperation Spcciak" 

Not content with just getting the overworked student home, 
the Travel Bureau has several "reciiiJcration specials" for the sun- 
.seekers and world-travelers. Its pet Spring jiniject is its (as they 
say in travel parlance) "fun-packed" Bermuda Tour which approx- 
imately ten Williams students are taking advantage of come March 
24. 
The number of students the Travel Bureau has made Euroiiean 
See Page 4, Col. 2 



BULLETIN 



SPECIAL TO THE WIL- 
LIAMS RECORD - In a special 
Iihune interview with RECORD 
Editor Ame Carlson, Sanford 
Segal, a correspondent for the 
Wesieyan ARGUS, revealed 
that, if all goes as planned, 
Eph's masculine Little Three ri- 
val will be all-male no more. By 
September, 1957, Wesieyan will 
institute a plan of "co-ordinate 
education", 

Williams' Dean Robert R. R. 
Brooks, who is a Wesieyan a- 
lumnus. was consulted by his 
alma mater concerning the 
"co-ordinate education" plan. 
Speaking as a Wcs graduate, he 
expressed approval of the idea. 
As the momentous decision was 
released to the Wesieyan under- 
graduate body only last Mon- 
day evening, no immediate stu- 
dent opinion was available. 

Briefly, the M'iddletown, 
Conn. University hopes to buy 
the buildings of a now state 
owned school (which the state 
is going to movel presently call- 
ed The Long Lane School for 
Retarded Cirls. The buildings 
arc about two miles away from 
the Wes campus. 

These buildings would be >is- 
cd to accommodate female stu- 
dents who, under "co-ordinate 
education", would use univer- 
sity facilities and attend co-ed 
classes. The relation would be 
much the same as that of Har- 
vard to Radcliffe. 

One main advantage of the 
proposed plan, said Segal, 
would be "to take care of the 
problem of expansion", in A- 
merican centers of higher edu- 
cation. 

The Wesieyan administration 
plans to submit a petition to the 
C-nnectio'jt state 'csiilalarc, 
convening in January, 1957, 
asking permission to buy the 
vacant buildings. If it Is grant- 
ed, renovation will commence 
and the "co-ordinate" part of 
Wesieyan will be opened to fe- 
male occupants in September, 
1957. 

Although there will be defi- 
nite ties with Wesieyan, the 
new addition will also have its 
own science and liberal arts 
branches as well as a teacher 
program. 



^Managers' Finish 
Big Smash Plans 

'Spring Training' Begins 
With Dance, Cocktails 



Saturday, Mar. 3 - The fresh- 
man and sophomore classes are 
winding up their plans for the 
opening of their "spring training" 
next Saturday with the "Pre- 
Spring Smash". This annual e- 
vent is intended to ready the play- 
ers for a successful spring season 
and break up the tedium often 
accounted to heavy snow in the 
Bcrkshires. 

The weekend opens at five o'- 
clock In the afternoon when "rook- 
ies and seasoned veterans" from 
Skidmore, Smith, Vassar, and 
other Williams' farm organiza- 
tions will meet with their Williams 
teammates In the Rathskellar for 
a cocktail party. Pre-dlnner enter- 
tainment will be provided by 
Phlnney's Favorite Five and the 
two frosh octets. 

Ralph Stuart to Play 

Following the meal, the students 
will have time to get Into uniform 
for the first practice session which 
will start at nine o'clock in the 
freshman lounge. The "players" 
will circle the floor to the strains 
of Ralph Stuart's band. 

"Pre-Sprlng Smash" manager 
Herb Varnum planned the affair 
with the assistance of frosh 
coaches Hank Foltz, Bruce Lister- 
man, and Kurht Weineke, while 
Larry Nilsen of the sophomore 
staff has been a great aid. Var- 
num has expressed the hope that 
"the smash will achieve its goal 
of giving all a good time while 
creating a greater unity between 
the freshman and sophomore 
classes". 



Freshman Council 
Meets to Discuss 
Ideas for Spring 

Prexy Listerman Plans 
More Responsibilities 
For Old, New Reps 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - The Fresh- 
man Council held their first meet- 
ing of the second semester tonight 
and discussed many pertinent 
topics concerning this term. Pre- 
sident Bruce Listerman presided 
over the Council, composed of the 
members elected in each entry 
la.st week. 

The members that have been i e- 
elected from the first council are 
Bob Togneri, Sage C; Pete Will- 
mott, Williams F; Jack Betz, Wil- 
liams E: Herb Varnum, Williams 
D; and Dick Wydlck. Lehman Hall. 
Elected for the first time are 
Chuck Dunkel, Sage A; Bill Bene- 
dict and Jack Hyland, Sage B; 
Steve Saunders, Sage D; Bob 
Hatcher, Williams A; Dan Rankin, 
Williams B; and Bill Moomaw, 
Lehman Hall. Vic VanValin, Sage 
E; Joe Prendergast. Sage F and 
Bob McAlaine, Williams C were 
elected to take the place of the 
class officers who were not eligible 
for election. 

Spring Houseparty 

Bruce Listerman exp!-esF.ed the 
hope that with the advent of the 
new term, the Entry Rep.5 would 
have more duties and thus disperse 
the responsibilities on a wider 
raniie. He also stated that he In- 
tended to keep the boys on the 
first council but not reelected in 
an s stive role throughout the vnar. 
He immediately made good his 
wish by dividing the council into 
smaller committees to work on the 
coming Spring Houseparty Week- 
end. 

Prendergast and Wydick were 
placed in charge of the entertain- 
ment for the weekend, with the 
present plan calling for a student 
show in the afternoon. Togneri 
was given the job of finding rooms 
for the freshmen during that 
weekend and VanValin will be in 
chaige of publicity. Hatcher, Moo- 
maw and Kuhrt Wieneke will do 
the decorations. With these vari- 
ous groups all working together 
the council feels that they can 
make this houseparty the best one 
yet. 

See Page 4, Col. 2 



Pres. Baxter Speaks 
To Educators Council 



Calls For More Advice to 'Gifted Student;' 
Keller Scores Neglect of Talented Frosh 

New York, .March 3 - At a luncheon engagement of the Sec- 
ondary Education Board, President [ajnes P. Baxter of Williams 
College asserted that more than 75,000 highly talented youngsters 
were not going to college for other than economic reasons. The 
luncheon, at which Dr. Baxter was the main si^eiiker. terminated 

— ^^,a two day conference of some 1,600 

educators at the Statler Hotel. 



Baxter States Basis 
For ROTC Decision 



Wednesday, Mar. 7 - The RE- 
CORD, in its Issue of Feb. 29, 
failed to make clear the reasons 
for administration's decision to 
close the Williams AFROTC 
program. The President's office, 
in a press release on the subject, 
states that "this decision by the 
College is not based on any lack 
of interest In preparedness, but 
to the damaging effects on stu- 
dent morale of frequent changes 
in Air Force policy and to dis- 
satisfaction with the curricu- 
lum which seems too 'academic' 
for Air Force officers to teach 
readily. President Baxter ex- 
pressed pride in the high quali- 
ty of the officers produced by 
the Williams ROTC unit and 
admiration for Major Huether. 
its commander, and the officer.s 
on his staff. 



Gordon Accepts Job 
At Ford Foundation 



To Examine Applicants 
For Research Projects 



Wednesday, Mar. 7 - Professor 
Kermit Gordon revealed last week 
that he has been granted a leave 
of absence for one year from Wil- 
liams to accept a temporary posi- 
tion with the Ford Foundation as 
Economic Research Executive. 
Gordon, who is working for the 
Foundation on a part time basis 
now, will start full time work in 
June. 

Research Centers 
The project will be divided into 
two phases. First, the Ford Foun- 
dation wants to help in the cre- 
ation of new economic research 
centers In this country. Presum- 

See Page 4, Col. 4 



Candidates in Languages Classics 
To Follow New Honors Program 

by Dick Davis 

Editor's note: 

This is the sixth in a scries of articles on the renovated honors 
proi^ram, and deals with the Classics, German, and Romanic lan- 
fiuuff's Depart men ts. 

A candidate for honois in either the Classics, German or Bo- 
manic Laguages majors will have a much broader choice of hon- 
ors work than those who went before him. Only in the Classics 
Department will he be compelled to wnite a thesis, as both the 
CJerman and Romanic Language honors plans pro\ide for two full 
\ears of seminar ijarticipation. in addition to the standard thesis 
route. 

Classics 

Though the Classics honor student nuist write a thesis, the 
piogram has a goodly number of variations. If he so chooses, the 
student may sjjend both semesters of the junior and senior year 
preiiaring his thesis. He may, however, elect to confine bis work 
on a the' is to the senior year, and take two honors seminars to ful- 
fill re<]uirements for the junior year. 

Kor the specialist in Greek, there will be one seminar offere<l 
in each semester of the year. The first, Greek SlOl, is termed 
"Homer and the Epic", and includes reading in the original. Greek 
S102. the second semester course, is entitled "Attic Drama". I^ike- 
wise, the Latin side of the Deiiartment off its one seminar per 
semester. The SlOl coinse deals with Cicero, and the S102 course 
treats "N'irgil and the Poetry of the Modern Age". 

Gcriiiflii 

The honors aspirant in German has a choice of two tyjies of 
work. He inav qualify by writing a thesis in his senior year, or he 
mav select four semesters of seminars. In either case, the two jun- 
ior year seminars must be taken. In the first half of the year, the 
study centers around the era of Goethe. The S102 course is con- 
cerned with 'Drama of the Nineteenth Centurv". Tlie prereqviisite 
for both courses is German 5-6, and as in all other departments, 
the regvdar setiuence courses of the major are required. 

If the student elects two more honors seminars for study in 
See Page 4, Col. 3 



As corrective measures for "this 
shocking waste", Dr. Baxter ad- 
vocated an increase in the volume 
of scholarships, and suggested that 
greater attempts be made at 
counseling to rouse interest in 
higher education. 

Earlier Counseling Needed 

Dr. Baxter favored a plan by 
which the student was made aware 
of the opportunities that colleges 
offered early in his secondary 
school career. "More students 
would do better", he said, "if they 
knew from the start that scholar- 
ship assistance for college work 
would be made available to those 
with need and good scholastic re- 
cords. Many promising boys and 
girls are counseled about college 
too late in their high school car- 
eers to take the course work pre- 
scribed for college entrance." 

"Clearly, the counseling must be 
improved, extended backward at 
least to the ninth grade and ex- 
tended outward to include the par- 
ents as well as the child." In line 
with the theme of the conference— 
"The Gifted Student" — Dr. Bax- 
ter emphasized that "early identi- 
ficaUou uf the liiglily gifted is es- 
sential". 

Keller Speaks 

Yesterday at the opening ses- 
sion of the two day conference. 
Professor Charles R. Keller, di- 
rector of the College Entrance 
Boards advanced placement pro- 
gram and history professor at 
Williams College, levelled an in- 
dictment at college faculties. He 
stated that college professors 
should "move off" their campuses 
occasionally and look behind the 
curtain that separates them from 
the secondary schools. They were 
accused of a failure to understand 
the human product delivered to 
them, and consequently, instead 
of challenging and encouraging the 
gifted freshman, they were boring 
him with traditional repetition. 

Professor Keller stressed the fact 
that there is no single point where 
the gifted student deviated from 
the mediocre, but that he must 
deviate continuously from the nor- 
mal line. Under the present set- 
up, Keller asserted that "To too 
See Page 4, Col. 6 



Sophomore Reps 
Discuss Car Pool 



Wednesday, Feb. 29 - The Soph- 
omore Council held its first meet- 
ing of the second semester last 
Wednesday in the Student Union. 
The meeting, presided over by 
sophomore president, Larry Nil- 
sen, was so poorly attended that 
most of the time was spent in 
discussing the functions of the 
Council and what it hopes to do 
for the remainder of the year. 

One of the things accompli.shed 
was that the car pool is finally 
goin,7 to be straightened out. Each 
week every fraternity house makes 
up a sheet of rides offered and 
lately some of the houses have 
been forgetting this. Roger Hed- 
rick was put in charge of remind- 
ing each week those houses which 
forget to make up their sheet. 
Thus al! rides should be posted by 
Friday night of each week. For 
convenience sake there Is going 
to be a section of the bulletin 
board in the Student Union spe- 
cifically devoted to the car pool. 




THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, MARC;il 7, 195(j 



Epidemic of Bristling Speculation 
Travels Length of Spring Street 

bi/ Sciiicti/ Uditaill 
Spiiuj^ Street, tliat \crital>le tiuditioii-soakfcl center of activity 
for both town and college, is tairiy bri.stlinn these days with a rip- 
j)hng wave of nni(|ue speenhition . . . speeuhition over its lutnre, 
its \ery e.vistanee. 

Trne to small town lore, i>\eiyone along the strt^et seems to 
know something aliout it, and vet there is nothing reallv definitj' 
one can pnt a finger on. lu'w know mneh ahont it and those few 
don't seem to be talking; bnt speculation and rnmor are reacliing 
rare heights for the usually sedate, trantjiiil 'Village IJeautiful". 
.Most people are jnst emions, although some, with apparent good 
reason, may he just a little hothereel hv it. 
I'Ih- Storij 
Briefly, the situation is this: The college owns a large pi-r- 
centage of the buildings and properties on the east side ( Huduick's 
side) of Spring Street. In fact, with the exception of the post office 
and King's theatre-stori' building, the administration controls al- 
most everything from the gym clown through the alunmi house, 
or \irtually the entire length of one lialf of the town's main busi- 
ness district. 

Some institutions, hke liudnick's for example, own long term 
leases and, as a result, ha\e no worries. But there is one piece of 
pro|)erty, extending from the S(|uasli Court driveway through 15as- 
tien's Jewelry Store, upon which the lease is about to expire. Most 
of the controversy centers on this area. The lease here, originally 
signed for five years, runs out in only two and one-half more years, 
and speculation is subtly flowing up and down Spring Street over 
whether the college will then take o\er the property at that time 
for construction ])inposes. 

The jiroperty immediately concerned contains the Steele and 
Cleary Garage, Mederic Bleau appointment barber shop, the 
Sfiuare Deal Store, the Williams News lioom and Bastien's jewelrv 
Store. The consensus seems to indicate that the next series of es- 
tablishments, from McClelland Press down, is not in any immedi- 
ate danger. 

Of course it must be emphasized that this is all rinnor and 
specidation on the jiart of townsijcoplc. The school has said ab- 
.solutely nothing about it to anyone. Even the owners of the stores 
invohed have been given no indication if their leases will be re- 
newed when the time comes. I5ut the point remains that the whole 
town litterally is talking about it. This intense interest on the part 
of the local citizenry is mirrored by .\rtbnr Bastien, proprietor 
of Bastien's jewelry Store, who noted that "hardly a week goes by 
when someone doesn't come in here to ask about it ". 
Sample Remarks 
A sampling of some of the typical remarks heard downtown; 
Tlie school fa\-ors Sjiring Street for further expansion because it 
is the center of the cam|His . . . the proposed building may be a 
new dorm, classroom building or an extension of the gym (Ath- 
letic Director Frankie Thorns stronglv doubted the latter since 
he said "there is really nothing more we need heie in the gym be- 
sides more seats for the basketball court") . . . The affected mer- 
chants "just didn't know ", "will have to wait and see " and "hope for 
the best" . . . even some of the SiJring Street merchants in no dan- 
ger of being disfranchised, were ujjset . . . they say a college buil- 
ding in that important spot would not onlv depreciate the \ahie 
of their )Droperty but, more imijortant, would cut down the amount 
of commercial traffic on S])ring Street, ultimately hinting their 
business . . . this in addition to forcing more peo])le to the rival 
Colonial Shopping Center on Route 2, which has already cut ixy>- 
preciablv into Spring Street revenue. 

So the Old Village is keejiing a slunp watch on all |iroceedings. 
Few townspeople want to see anything hajijien to tlicii- beltned 
Spring Street. The same may well be said of many students a'ld 
alumni, who are quite fond of the time-honored a\enne and its 
respectable history stretching back over some 110 years. Who 
knows, perhaps one of Williams' best-lo\ed and most highly cher- 
ished traditions may be in some danger ... at any rate, all eves 
are on the administration and trustees; the next step is theirs. 



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I'o the Editor of tlie RECORD; 

In the issue of Wednesilay, l-'ehrnarv 9lh, jim Patterson re- 
luted an article written earlier by Stephen Uos<' on "Di\ision 
Clonrses and the Divided Mind", in which Rose proposed that 
stuilents should tiecidc what courses fhe\' will t;ikc :nid not be 
restricted bv division re(|nirements. lit' s;iid he thought Mr. Rose 
was all wet; 1 think Mr. I'attersou is all wet. 

Mr. Patterson says that "by being forced' to take cour.ses in 
all lields he (the sludent) can choose in his junior sear what field 
I he is most interested iu ", that a Freshman hv being put in divisions 
' to broack'u his outlook is not hiced at entrance to collegi' with the 
(|uestion ol what course he nnist major iu, and that bv being .so 
diversified a student is exposed to man\ lields ;ukI may even 
change his mind on his major. 

.\s 1 see it, nobody is asking a Freshman to decide what he 
wants to major in under any system. When ;i student does mak<' 
his decision at the end of so|)h()more ve;ir, is this a result of t;iking 
a wide number of courses that he would not hiivc otherwise, or is 
it by gaining a general knowledge of his own real interests and 
abilities that he could have acquired jnst as well, if not better, 
when given a free choice in the matter':' 

Doubtless, the system of a student choosing :ill his courses 
is a great boon to the la/y, those who do not want to be bothered 
taking such courses as Chemistry 1-2, as Mr. Patterson said, where 
one is forced into a "way of thinking" that may be alien to him. 1 
do not dispute this ])oint, but I wonder just how nnich the lazy 
are forced to think under the present well-regulated system. 

Mr. P;itterson says that "a liberal ;nts eilucation ... is not spe- 
cificallv ilesigned to give a graduate a good starting salary... 
There are thousands of colleges in this country which can give a 
student direct speciali/eil training h)r a career." I ;igree coniplete- 
1)', and I doubt that vou could find numv in disagreement. Taking 
nineteen courses at Williams and being forced hv proximitv to 
come iu contact with the personalities that one does, it would be 
difficult not to get a broati education here. Why, then, should not 
this be enough? Whv bore or aggrav;ite the student with a field 
in which he has no interest? Does not the present system do more 
harm than good in inciting student interest iu "the books"? If a 
bov is enthusiastic enough to take seventeen of his uincteeji cours- 
es in the sciences, whv not k't him? 

Very sinceiciv, 
Warren Clark Jr. 



To the Editor of the RECORD; 

The plan that allows uppercla.ssnien to cat with the freshmen 
at Raxti'r Hall every week is a good plan. .\t !e;ist it is a step to- 
wards increasing the congenial relationship that should exist be- 
tween freshmen and upperchissmi'n. II the upperclassmen were 
given the opportunity to Ciit with the freshmi'n cverv week, there 
would 1)0 a chance tor the two to intermingle and thus increase 
the eomnumitv spirit which is a vital factor in the stutlcnt's ex- 
perience at Willi;nns Collegia. One of the most inherent wrongs 
in the deferred rushing svstem as it now stands is the lack of op- 
])ortimitv the n|)|)erclassnien h;ive of nu'eting the freshmen ;uid 
getting to know them. Fating at liaxti'r Hall eveiv week would 
increase the close and friendlv relationshi]) that should exist and 
uliirli (Iocs- mil exist noir. The plan h;is ;i serious drawback in that 
eight houses dirtv rushed last fall. Hut il upperclassmen can eat 
with the freshmen and prouMte closer relations then we can work 
to revise the rules which pertain to ;i delinition ol dirtv rushing. 
Forget about dirtv rushing and remember the lar reaching bene- 
fits of allowing greater o|)portimities for the upperclassmen and 
the freshmen to develop closer ties among each other. II the plan 
caimot be accepted then there is one more alternativi'. The tresh- 
lueii can take the initiative and invite upperckissmen to uie;ils ii 



Baxter II;dl. Th 



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hould 1 



lave no iiualms a 



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such a thing because the upperclassmen want to h:iv e more con- 
tact with them. Whatever way it is done, the important lact to 
remember is that our rushing system does not allow easv contact 
or association between upperclassmen and frcslnnen; therefore', 
we must continuously strive to find means wherebv closer associ- 
ation of npperela.ssmen iuid Ireshmen can be achieved. 

Respectlnllv vonrs, 

Allen' Foehl '5(j 



'All Time Great Rinky - Dink' Ends Career 
On Bizarre Note in Amherst Cage Game 

Tlie closing chapter to one of the most unirsual athletic car- 
eers in Williams' history was penned in a bla/e of glorv during the 
hiding .seconds of the Amherst basketball game. 

When Billy Evans, fiery senior guard, rifled in a neat 2.'5-h)ot 
set shot with less thn 10 seconds remaining, it marked a fitting — 
and ironic — tribute to a turbident story ol the person m;mv call 
"Williams' All-Time Great Rinky-Dink ". 

A winner of five varsity letters and three sets of Frosh num- 
erals here, Evans, after a brilliant high school eareei, experienced 
an uncommon series of bad breaks which prevented him from 
attaining the stardom for which he surely seemed destined. Yet, 
this "Rinkv-Dink to end all Rinkv-Diuks" remained to the bitter 
end a loyal and valuable performer on both the gridiron and court. 



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.March 7, 1956 



Number 10 



'Ilu' HF.(.'()R1) is pleased In aiiiiDiiiKi' the appiiiiitmeiit iil 
the lollowiiin ineii lo the ediUiiial stall: |iiii Hdhiiisiiii ami l':iliiier 
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THE GRIM AND GRISLY ADVENTURES OF 
NORBERT SIGAFOOS, AMERICAN 

If you squeam, read no further, for today's column is not for 
the squeamish. 

It is a harrowing story which begins in 1946 when Norbert 
Sigafoos, an ichthyology major from UCLA, went on a (ieUl trip 
with his class to Monterey Bay to study the many fi.sh and 
crustaceans who make their homes in these waters. 

But truth to tell, Norbert wa.s not very interested in ichthyol- 
ogy. What he was interested in was television, which in 194t) 
was an exciting new infant industry. While his classmates 
leaned over the rail of the boat, studying the tunny and amber- 
jack which swarmed below, Norbert just leaned and thought 
about television. Thus preoccupied, he fell overboard and, all 
unnoticed, was washed far out to sea. 

A strong swimmer, Norbert, after 43 days, sighted land— a 
tiny atoll, far away from the normal sea lanes. Tired but happy, 
he clambered ashore. Being a college man, he was, of course, 
fearless, resourceful, and clean in mind, body, and spirit. Me 
built himself a snug shelter, fashioned traps for animals, wove 
fishing lines, and arranged day and night signals to attract 
any passing ships. 




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Though nine years went by, Norbert never abandoned hope 
of being rescued. At long last, his patience was rewarded. On 
October M. 1955, he was picked up by the Portuguese tanker, 
Molhj O'Day. 

Ralph Gomez, the ship's captain, greeted Norbert with a 
torrent of Portugue.se. "Do you speak English?" Norbert asked. 

"A little," said Ralph Gomez, which was no less than the 
truth. He did speak a little English: two words. They were "a" 
and "little." 

But, withal, he was a good hearted man, and he gave Norbert 
fresh clothes, a razor, and a cheroot. 

"No, thank you," said Norbert to the cigar. "I'm a Philip 
Morris man myself. Have you ever smoked Philip Morris?" 

"A little," said Ralph Gomez. 

"Then you know what I mean when I talk about their yummy 
goodness, their delicately reared tobaccos, their soothing, con- 
soling, uplifting, unfailing gentleness-pack after pack after 
pack." said Norbert. 

"A little," said Ralph Gomez. 

"I suppose you're wondering," said Norbert, "how I kept my 
sanity during all those years on the island." 

"A little," said Ralph Gomez. 

"Well, I'll tell you," said Norbert. "I've been thinking about 
television because that's what I want to go into when I get back. 
For nine years I've been sitting on that island thinking up 
brand new shows for television. And I've got some marvelous 
new ideas! I've got one terrific idea for a show where a panel 
of exports tries to guess people's occupations. 'What's My Line?' 
I call it. Then I've got one, a real doozy, where you pull some- 
body unexpectedly out of the studio audience and do his whole 
life story. 'This Is Your Life,' I call it. But that's not all! I 
thought up a real gut-buster of an idea for a quiz show where 
you give away not $64, not $6400, but-get this, Ralph Gomez- 
$6i,000! Wow, I can hardly wait to get back to the States and 
sell these fabulous ideas to the networks I" 

There is, fortunately, a happy ending to this chillin? tale. Nor- 
bert never had to suffer the bitter disappointment of learning 
that all his ideas had long since been thought of by other people. 
Why not? Because the Portuguese tanker, Molly O'Day, struck 
a reef the day after picking up Norbert and, I am gratified to 
report, went down with all hands. euu nhaiman, i95« 

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Morrii, uho brit.g you thit column teeekty ihrough iho lehool year. 



Jeffs Defeat Eph Ski Team Enters 
Cagers in Finale Lake Placid Meet 



THE WILLIAMS HECORD. WEi:>NESnAY. MAUCH 7, 195() 



Sabrinas Increase Lead 
After Tight First Half 



liiiishini! with a 18-6 record, whlli- 
winnliiK the Little Three crown 
Willi a pel feet 4-0 record a- 
naiiist leutiue opponents. 

The Willlam.s freshmen played 
Diobably their finest name of the 

eiuson In overcomlnn AmheisLs 
Kupeilor helKht advuntuBe to de- 
U'ut the Jeffs for the finsl time 
since 1952. This name concluded 
ilie sea.son for uoach Bob Coombs' 

.ciiiad, which compiled a 13-2 re- 
roi'd while winning the Lillle 

rhiee Cliampionship. 

The first half was a elo.se con- 
lest all the way, with the lead 
liianglnK hands several times be- 
iDie reaching a 35-35 lie at the 
iiilermlsslon. The score remained 
ilo.se in the eaiiy minutes of the 
iliiid quarter, until the Ephmen 

rndually befian to pull away fiom 
ihe taller Amhei-st squad. Wil- 
liams led by as much as 13 points 
Lite In the same, before Amherst 
shifted Into a pressing man-to- 
imin defense to reduce the final 
margin to 8 points. 

Willmott Gets 1» 
Excellent scoring balance anain 
p, lid-off for the freshmen, as all 
live startei's scoied in double fig- 
ures. Captain Pete Willmolt was 
:iii;h man with 19 points, followed 
rlo.sely by Jeff Morton with 18. 
Hob Paikei' and Bill Hedeman each 
added 16 points, while Phil Biown 
munded out the .scoring with 10 
points, Morton and Hedeman both 
(lid fine bacltboard work against 
ilie tall Amhei-sl team, as Morton 
Kiabbed 16 rebounds, and Hede- 
man collected 15. Schwemm was 
high scorer for the Jeffs with 15 
points. 



Becket Leads Ephs 
In Class B Slalom 



Lake Placid. N.Y., Mar. 4 - The 
Williams College ski team ended 
its season here today by paitici- 
patlng in the New York State Gi- 
ant Slalom Championships. Five 
Williams men took part in this 
open race, whicli was dominated 
by St. Lawrence. The Larries gain- 
ed first places in both the A and 
B cla.sses as Tom Lefebi'e won the 
class A in 1:11.3 and Tip Gllbeil 
scored in the B cla.ss by compiling 
a time of 1:15.0, 

The race was held on Mount Jo 
where good conditions made lor 
a fast and tricky course. Tire re- 
sult was numerous spills and di.i- 
qualifications, as all three repre- 
sentatives from the powerful Mid- 
dlebury team were disqualified. 
Bill Orcutt finished second behind 
Lefebre by only .5 of a second 
in the Cla.ss A competition. Fred 
Vole of St. Lawrence was runner- 
up to Gilbert in the class B. 

Coach Ralph Townsend's skiers 
showed especially well in the class 
B competition. SoiJhomoie Jim 
Becket finished fourth with a 
time of 1:22.4 despite a co.stly 
spill. Hugh Clark was light behind 
him ill fifth po.sition in 1:23.5. The 
Eph's other participant in this 
cla.ss. Pete Elbow, started out well 
but a fall cost him a good tim;; and 
he came in well back in the 12 
men who were able to finish the 
coui.se with 1:36.0. In the class C 
race Bill Scoble and Tony Smith 
made up the other two of the five 
Williams skiers in the meet. 




The frosh wrestling team which won the New England Champion- 
ships. First row (left to right) Brad Smith. Bill Lockwood, Juck Jahn- 
ke, Dick Witty, Kuhrt Wieneke, Bill Enteman, Larry Pond. Back row: 
i Bob Hatcher, Norm Walker, Ted Oppenheimer, Dave Moore, Ted Sage, 
Dick Contant, and Harry Bowdarin. 



Frosh Wrestlers Edge Springfield 
To Place First in New Englands 

Clamhriilf^c. Mass.. March 3 - Tlio Little Three Champion 
Ircshiiiaii wrcstlhii; s(|iia(l ailded nioic i^lorv to an uiidefeated sea- 
son today as they won the New Enj^laiid intercollej^iate Wrest- 
h'ni; (Jhainpionships on the NL I. T. mats, edging out a powerful 
Spriiiglield team, 79-74. In varsity competition, the VVilhams s(|uad 
took a si.xth place in the nine team lield. 

The I list iiKli\i(hial championship eaptmed hv the Ephs was 
l)v IJill l.ockwood in the I2'3 class, a newcomer to the sport who 
has (le\el(iped tieinendouslv since coming out for tlie sport two 
weeks alter (Christmas. In the 1.30 division, co-captain Kurt Wien- 
eke. pii)l)al)lv the liiiest licshnian wiestler iu the tonriiev. also won 
a Hrst place lor Williams. In a coinpleteK' one-sided final match. 
I)a\c Sloore eaptmed the Ephs' third iijdi\'idiial cliam|)iorisliip, 
in the lfi7 class. Uoh Hatcher, the other co-captain, won the im- 
lliin'ted ei'own delealing a Tufts man in the linal. 

Ill the varsitv meet only two \\'ilh;ims wiestleis got into the 
liiial round as Spriiiglield captured tli<' championship. Ted Mc- 
Kee lost to Joe .Missi. later \()ted outstaudiiig man in the tournev, 
and |im Iliitehiusoii lost a good final match to Ed (wameiitiiie of 
VVesleyan. 



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Swimmers Defeat Amherst, 43 - 41; 
Lewis Lowers Backstroke Record 



hi/ SiiiK lal Bunch 
Satuida\', March 3 - The Williams varsity swiimniiig team 
deleated .\iiilierst 43-41 in the .Amherst pool this afternoon for its 
thirhciitli consecutive win over the Lord |efls and its thirteenth 
consecutive Little Tliii'e swimiiiiiig championship. Peter Lewis 
turned in the only recoid-hreakiiig perlonnaiice ol the day as 
(Joach IJol) Muir's sipiad appeared in its lust dual meet of tlie 

Ocurrent season. 

In a relatively easy race the 300- 
yard medley relay team of Lewis, 
Bob Severance and Dan Chapman 
pulled steadily ahead to win, and 
Peter Dietz and Bill Jenks swept 
the 220 to put the Ephs in an 
early 13-1 lead. Buster Grossman 
and Bob Jones swept the diving, 
and Dietz and Jenks also swept 
the 440. 

Lewis Breaks Record 
Amherst star Bob Keiter was 
hard pressed to win the 50 and 
100 as Eph co-captain Kirt Gard- 
ner churned the distances only 
inches behind to take second. Lew- 
is broke his own record in the 
200 yard backstroke with a 2:18.6 
performance while Amherst's Son- 
ny Hollister nosed out Evan Wil- 
liams for second place in the e- 
vent. 

Amherst swept the individual 
medley and the backstroke, but 
the meet was assured in the sweep 
of the 440 by Williams. With the 
point for breaststroke third place 
the meet was clinched, and Am- 
herst went on to win the 400 free- 
style relay in a respectable 3:37.5. 
The swimmers have compiled a 
6-2 recoi'd for the season with 
wins over Connecticut, Union, 
Springfield, Bowdoin, Wesleyan 
and Amherst, and narrow losses to 
strong Syracuse and Colgate 
squads. The team will travel to 
MIT for the New Englands this 
weekend. 



Varsity Pucksters 
Conquer Amherst 

Flood, Holman Star; 
Frosh Dump Jeffs 

Amherst, Mar. 3 - Both the Wil- 
liams varsity and freshman hockey 
squads concluded their seasons 
with victories over Amherst. Coach 
McCormick considered the varsity 
at its .season's peak during the 7-2 
victory, as good defensive play 
and a hustling offense character- 
ized the victor's play. 

Skating hard from the start, the 
Ephmen tallied three goals in the 
first ten minutes. Assisted by Dave 
Cook at 1:35, Dick Lombard scor- 
ed from 15 feet on a screened 
.shot. At 6:41 Captain Bob Bethune 
netted the second Purple goal. De- 
fenseman John Holman then 
picked up a loose puck and scored 
una.ssisted. 

Accurate shooting led to two 
moi'e Williams goals in the second 
period. Tom Von Stein took Dick 
Flood's pass and scored at 8:48. 
Following Amherst's initial goal 
by Bruce Biddle, Dave Wood scor- 
ed the Eph's fifth goal. 

Amherst opened the final peri- 
od with Andy Anderson's tally at 
0:51. but Cook retaliated at 9:05 
on a long backhand drive, assisted 
by Doug Poole. Dick Flood ram- 
med in the final goal from 25 
feet, assisted by Tony Bradley. 

Led by Tom Piper and Woody 
Burgert, the Williams freshmen 
romped to a 5-1 victory. Following 
the contest, the team elected de- 
fenseman Tom Piper captain. Bur- 
gert netted two first-period goals, 
assisted by Bob Lowden, Mike 
Grant and Gerry Higgins. 

Defenseman Pirn Goodbody scor- 
ed at 14:02 on a screened shot 
from the blue line. 

Prom a face-off Buzz 'Van Sant 
popped in the fourth Eph goal at 
13:53 of the second fi-ame. With 14 
seconds remaining. Piper fed to 
Bill Miller who soloed in for the 
final tally. 



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Freshmen Defeat 
Jeff Swim Team 



Win Little Three Crown 
In Final Meet, 40-35 



Saturday, Mar. 3 - The Williams 
Freshman swimming team this af- 
ternoon snapped back from an 
early deficit to defeat the Am- 
herst Jeffs, 45-30, to win the Lit- 
tle Three freshman swimming 
crown. The team took seven of the 
nine first places, several of them 
by very narrow margins over an 
underrated Jeff squad. 

Amherst won the medley relay 
in an unexpectedly strong showing, 
after which Don Lum, swimming 
for the Ephs for the second time, 
won the 200 in a close race. Chip 
Ide won the 50 easily with a 23.3 
performance, and Alec Reeves did 
the same in 1:38.1 in the indivi- 
dual medley. David Ransom scor- 
ed an upset in the diving, and Ide 
won his second event of the day 
with a 53.2 100. 

Tatem Wins 

Hem-y Tatem came from be- 
hind to a hairbreadth win in the 
100 yard backstroke and Marty 
Mennen and Pete Culman took 
second and third in the breast- 
stroke to cinch the meet. The 200- 
yard freestyle relay team of Nick 
Frost, Jack Hyland, Lum and 
Reeves added another seven points. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1956 



Fitzell Presents Faculty Lecture, 
Talks on Poetic Art of Weinheber 



Thursday, Maicli J - Hoiiiy J. Fit/.t'll, an liistiiictoi in (Jcnnan, 
delivi'icd a lecture this altciiuion on "The World ol |o,si'l VVcin- 
hf'hi'r". Addressing; a lar^c audience in the Lectiue room ol the 
Tiuimpson liiolojjy Lah, Mr. Fit/ell spoke of josef VVeinheher, 
whom he called "one of the greatest Austrian poets", in context 
with tlie world of Nazism in which Weinheber lived and wrote. 

Mr. l'"itzell began his lecture by sayini; that one unrst sindv 
the entire body of a poet's work, rather than individual examples, 

before one can form a dependable ^^ 

Interpretation of it. One must also 
be able to trace the poet's devel- 
opment as a person to render ap- 
parent the atmosphere in which 
he created. "The poet's world," 
said Fitzell, "is found in his work." 



Poet's Personality 

Fitzell went on to describe Jo- 
sef Weinheber's personality, which 
was dominated by three charac- 
teristics. These were: a deep con- 
viction of his own greatness as a 
poet, a sense of belonging to the 
classical German tradition of in- 
dividualism, and, despite his ap- 
parent bitterness, an "intense op- 
timism". Fitzell pointed out the 
effect of this personality on the 
poet's work, giving numerous quo- 
tations. 

He also spoke of the conflict of 
such a personality with the rising 
star of Nazism in Germany. Al- 
though he was a sincere patriot, 
Weinheber was a politically con- 
troversial figure because of his 
disagreement with tlie Nazi atti- 
tude toward art. 

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travel arrangements for this year 
has declined to six instead of the 
usual ten or twelve. This, accord- 
ing to Journeyin' Jack Moxley. 
Ti-avel Bureau president, is due 
to the bureau's perennial problem 
— students making reservations at 
the last moment when all spai;o 
has long since been filled. 

"Early Bird . . ." 

At any ol' time of the day or 
night, however, the Williams stu- 
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Frosh Council . . . 

Baxter Hall Hours 

Acting on a bill passed by the 
CC recommending that hours in 
Baxter Hall be lengthened to 3 
a.m. on both nights during a 
houseparty weekend and 12 mid- 
night all other weekends, the 
Prosh Council also endorsed it 
without a desenting vote thus 
passing it to the Deans for appro- 
val. 



Honors . . . 

the senior year, he will take "The 
Era of Poetic Realism" the first 
semester, and "Modern Prose Nar- 
rative" during the second. Again, 
if the student prefers more spe- 
cialization than the seminar route 
avails, he may write a thesis in 
the senior year. 

Romanic Languages 
Three alternatives are open 
in the Romanic Languages De- 
partment. Like the Classics De- 
partment, but unlike the German 
plan, he may spend four semes- 
ters of independent work culmin- 
ating in an honors thesis, or may 
also take two seminars in tlie jun- 
ior year, and write a thesis con- 
ni'cted with the work done in se- 
option, that of participation in 
four semesters of seminar work. 

In French, a series of three se- 
minars will be open for registra- 
tion for the junior year, bui only 
one of these will be taught, ac- 
cording to the needs and interests 
of the students. S101a-102a deals 
with Balzac, Stendhal, Zola and 
Anatole Prance. Tlie prerequisite 
is French 7-8. S101b-102b studies 
the classical theatre and the phil- 
osophies, and S101c-102c treats 
Marcel Proust and the modern 
theatre. Tlie prerequisites are 
French 9-10 and French 13-14 lor 



Gordon . . . 

ably this means advanced graduate 
schools at our universities. Second, 
the Foundation wants to foster the 
growtli of economic research pro- 
jects in various European coun- 
tries. 

Professor Gordon could not give 
an exact list of the countries to 
which his work will take him. He 
estimated, however, that he will 
spend considerable time in Eng- 
land, the Scandinavian countries, 
Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. 



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15-16), respectively. The senior 
year honors course takes up Gide, 
Sartre and the Existentialists. 

The Spanish section of the ma- 
jor gives a somewhat similar pro- 
gram. For the SlOl course, two al- 
ternatives are offered, but only 
one will be taught, in accord with 
registration considerations. Alter- 
nate A is "The Spanish Golden 
Age", and the second is "The 
Tlieatre of tlie Spanish Golden 
Age". For both, the prerequisite 
is Spanish 5-6. The S102 coui'se 
will likewise offer two subjects, 
both tied up with nineteenth cen- 
tury novels. The senior year course 
is concerned with the Spanish 
novel and Theatre since 1939. 



Eph Relay Team 
Takes Znd Place 

St. Joseph's Cops First 
In N. Y. Garden Meet 



New York, Mar. 3 - The mile re- 
lay team took second place hon- 
ors in the annual Knlglits of Col- 
umbus Games tonight in Madi.son 
Square Garden. The Eph harriers 
finished with a time of 3;26.0, as 
compared to the 3:24.5 time posted 
by the winning St. Joseph's squiul 
from Philadelphia. Lafayette took 
third place, followed by Tufts and 
Boston College. 

Tim Hanan started out and was 
in second place at tlie end of his 
leg, due to the fact that his start- 
ing block slipped. His time, how- 
ever, was a good 51.9. John Mur- 
phy, running for the first time 
this season, ran a 52.8 quarter, and 
Andy Smith followed with a 50.7, 
cementing the Ephs in second 
place. Anchor man Bill Fox ran 
the last lap in 50.6. enabling tlie 
Pi'.rple relay team to bring home 
s.;cond place medals. 

The highlight of the meet was 
Wes Santee's victory in tlie Col- 
umbian Mile. 



Keller . . . 



great an extent there is little dit- 
ferentiation between tlie able aiicl 
tlie less able". 

1,'ollege Teachers "Guilty" 

In ills argument tiiat college 
teachers were guilty of staying at 
liome too much, Keller added; 
"They seldom meet school teii- 
chers, they Infrequently visit 
school classes, they know little of 
scliool curriculums. Sucli ignoi- 
ance leads to unwarranted genei'- 
alizations about .school teachiim 
and students and a failure to un- 
derstand school problems and lo 
reali/.e that some able students arc 
well taught." Keller exonerated 
college teachers of junior and sen- 
ior cour.ses. but maintained thai 
professors had failed witli tlie i^lf i . 
ed freshmen and sophomores. 



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Council Approves 
Purple Key Plan 

Fearon, Mabie, Kaufman, 
Repp Head Committees 



Monday. Mai'. 5 - The College 
Council tonight unanimously ac- 
cepted the GaiKoylf plan for thr 
revilallEalion of the now defunct 
Purple Key Society. Under the 
new plan, which wii,s .submitted to 
the CC by Jim Edgar '56, and 
Bruce Dayton '56, a previously 
iipathetic organization is expected 
to gain new prestige and efficiency. 

The Gargoyle proposal contained 
three main changes. There will 
be only twelve members of the new 
organization. The first representa- 
tives of the new Key will be an- 
nounced on Gargoyle tapping day 
this spring. The membership will 
be made up completely of Juniors 
who will be chosen .solely on the 
basLs of interest in atliletlcs at 
Williams. 

Group Prestige 

Edgar expressed the liope that 
the new Purple Key would be ac- 
corded the prestige which is Its 
due as the main representative of 
Williams to visiting athletic teams. 
After the passage of the Gargoyle 
report the Council appointed Whl- 
lev Kaufman '58. to head a com- 
mittee which will attend a special 
meeting of the Dartmouth Green 
Key society in order to get further 
ideas for the new Eph group. 

Another Important result of the 
meeting was the approval of ap- 
pointments to two Important Col- 
lege Committees, the Student Un- 
ion Comm.. and the Honors Sys- 
tem and Discipline Comm. F. R. 
Dengel '57, who presented the 
.slates, emphasized that the main 
qualifications are "interest and 
ability". 

Mable Heads SU Comm. 

Jim Mable '57, will head the 
new Student Union Committee, 
riie other members will be Dick 
Oilman '57, Joe Leibowitz '57. 
Charlie Dew '58. Phil McKean '58. 
Bob McAlaine '59. Bob Hatcher 
'59, and Palmer White '59. The 
Discipline Committee will be head- 
ed by Dick Fearon '57. and will 
include Bob Ause '57, Dick Repp 
•57, Bill Scoble '57, Jack Love '58. 
Dave Phillips '58, Tom Heekin '59 
and Dick Jackson '59. 

The CC Rushing Committee will 
be headed by Dick Repp '57. Tlie 
other appointees are Aine Carl- 
son, Bill Chapman, Dengel. Mike 
Erlcson, and Duane Yee, all '57, 
and Larry Nilsen '58. 



Record Holds Student 
To Determine Success 



Opinion Poll 
Of Baxter Hall 



i'.ditiir's Sole: 

A.y of late a fmundcraltic ainiiunt of 
irilkism has Imm aimed at tlw Hlu- 
dcfU Uiiiiin. Ill an effort to wurk to- 
iit/ri/.s- some wliiliiiii. the licaml /i«.v 
driidt'd to jiiiH icrtaiii cainfiii.i opiiii- 
"11 on llie (/ijf.v(iim; "Do yuu lliiiik 
lilt' Student Ciiimi lim lived up to its 
imipnsed fuiuliimsi'" In its editorial 
"Linked Door Munia", the Ikcord lia.i 
mliiineed five (jru/xi.va/.v deiiniied to 
illtiiw liuxter Hull to live uj; ((j i(.s 
liiilciitiul. 

Question: Ls the Student Union 
fulfilling its proposed ■ functions'.' 

Jack Love '58— I think that the 
Student Union is gaining in its 
function as a center for student 
activities. Its adequate facilities 
serve many student groups and or- 
ganizations. 

I do, however, think that there 
is room for improvement in many 
places so that the Student Union 
can become more important, ef- 
ficient and useful for the student 
body. 

First of all, it is a shame that 
the newly renov ited Ratliskellar 
is not available for more u.se by 
the freshmen. This could be easily 
changed if it were left unlocked 
for longer liours. The union is 
about the only place that fresh- 
men can entertain female guests 
after 6:30. Why could not the 
Ratliskellar be left open subject 
to the same hours that apply for 
women in fraternities'? 

Another weak point is the situ- 
ation in the snack bar. The food 
is fairly good and the service is 
friendly and efficient but the 
helpings ui Xuuu aie cerLaiuiy very 
small. I am speaking particularly 
of the ice cream and milk shakes. 

The dining room facilities seem 
to be fairly standard; I doubt if 
much can be done to improve this 
except to keep pleading for more 
variety in the food served and the 
more appetizing preparation and 
cooking of the food that is avail- 
able. 

The telephone situation ap- 
pears to be adequate at first 
glance, but it is often impossible 
to get a phone without waiting 
for an hour or more. Possibly this 
condition could be improved. May- 
be a free phone could be installed 
where local calls only could be 
made without having to spend fif- 
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pus for a ride somewhere. This 
could also ease the constant use 
of the telephone in the RECORD 
office. 

Bob Ause '57 — With respect to 
the utilization of rooms for extra- 
curricular pursuits and meetings, 
and in its role sus a focal point for 
many undergraduate activities, the 
Student Union has more than ful- 
filled its function. The renovation 
of the Rathskellar and the shift- 
ing of furnishings in the upper- 
class lounge has allowed for a bet- 
ter atmosphere for small informal 
discussion and conversation. 

I am rather prone to disbelieve 
that the lounges serve the inti- 
macy desired by upperclassmen 
and freshmen on weekends. This 
is a fault in the building's con- 
struction and could be rectified 
only uy pnysicai changes. 

Don Myers '56 — To answer in a 
few words the question of whether 
the Student Union has fulfilled its 
function is a difficult task. We are 
all familiar with the opinions that 
the Union is structually inade- 
quate. For example, the too-small 
meeting rooms have no windows 
and the lounges are used as pas- 
.sageways. Since we cannot alter 
the architecture, however, there 
is little to gain from these argu- 
ments. 

On the other hand. ii. an en- 
tirely different sense, the Union 
has not fulfilled its purpose. It 
does not draw as many upper- 
classmen into contact, with the 
freshmen as it should. It is the 



Soph - Frosh Smash Offers Jazz, Cocktails, Dancing; 
Ralph Stuart's Music to Highlight Annual Weekend 



By Palmer White 

Saturday, Mar. 10 - The nor- 
mally intellectual atmosphere on 
the Williams campus will be a- 
bruptly relieved tonight as the 
Frosh and Sophs take part in the 
"Pre-Sprlng Smash". Baxter Hall 
will feature cocktails. Jazz and 
dancing In this third annual 
Frosh-Soph get-together, to which 
upperclassmen with dates are also 
Invited. 

The evening will officially begin 
at 5 o'clock this afternoon with a 
cocktail party In the Rathskellar. 
In addition to the orange blo.ssom 
punch there will be a wealth of 
entertainment. Phinney's Favorite 
Five will start it off with several 
Jazz renditions. Then the two 
Frosh octets will take over to set 
the mood for the more serious 
late evening business. 

The Initial price of admission 
for the cocktail party will be $1.50. 
good for four drinks. The strong 
stomached will have to pay the 
same price lor each additional 
ticket. This blast will break up at 
6:30 in time for the participants 
to make their ways upstairs to a 
delightful Stu-U dinner, (not a 
guest meal). 

Dance Planned 

After a couple of hours of re- 
laxation following dinner, the 
group will gather at Baxter Hall 
again where Ralph Stuart's band 
will provide music for listening 
and dancing. The band will not 




be out of place as It is famed for 
performances at eastern deb and 
social circle parties. 

Herb Varnum, Frosh SC chair- 
man, has announced that tickets 
for both parties are available ei- 
ther through him, from the entry 
reps, or at the door. Attire is to be 
informal, but a requirement of 
coat and tie for all male attendees 
has been set. 

Privileges Extended 

The dorm hours have been ex- 
tended to allow girls in the rooms 
on Saturday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. 
and from 7:30 to 9 o'clock. Follow- 
ing the dance, the rooms may be 



used from midnight until 2 a.m. 
The two classes have also been 
given the opportunity to drive this 
weekend. This permission is to 
facilitate bringing in the women 
from the neighboring female in- 
stitutions. 

This party has been planned as 
a break between Winter House- 
party and Spring Vacation. Var- 
num and his committee have work- 
ed long and hard OTi the affair 
and have put together a gi'oup of 
attractions which make the "Pre- 
Sprlng Smash" shape up as one of 
the top campus activities of the 
year and an event well-worth at- 
tending, 



student leaders who must utilize 
the Union facilities to a much 
greater degree. Such :;vents as the 
Soph-Frosh Smashes are only a 
step in the right direction. 

The freslimen, themselves, could 
take a much greater advantage of 
the Union if it were open later at 
night. In this connection there is 
much merit in the College Coun- 
cil proposal that the hours be ex- 
tended on party weekends. 

Dick Jackson '59— Baxter Hall 
seems to be a building of much 
discussion. Dave Connolly submit- 
ted a petition to be endorsed by 
i,he College Council and the Fresh- 
man Council which recommended 
that the Student Union building 
be promoted as a college center by 
opening it on weekends until 3 
a.m. both Friday and Saturday 
liio"'^ a^id uii'Lil IZ o'clock on week- 
days. 

I go along with Dave and think 
that this is a good idea. The Stu- 



dent Union does need to be pro- 
moted as a college center, and this 
is one step toward achieving this 
goal. 

Tom Prohock '56— The Student 
Union has not fully realized its 
potential role as the center of or- 
ganized campus activity. It oper- 
ates with a considerable handicap, 
however, because the design of the 
lounges would have been more ap- 
propriate for a Greyhound TL-rnii- 
nal; they are now little more tlian 
cau.seways. 

The newly redecorated Rath- 
skellar should enjoy increased use 
in the future, but only if the door 
is left unlocked will informal 
groupings gather there. If later 
weekend hours will foster increas- 
ed use of the building, it is this 
room which will be the most im- 
portant and which could provide 
some real justification for such 
action. 

In general, the snack bar and 
game rooms need not remain open 
later because they are presently 
being used to their maximum po- 
tential, given theii' inlierent limi- 
tations, and extended hours would 
only needlessly stretch out, but not 
increase their business. 

Duane Yee '57 — I think that the 
original purpose of having a Stu- 
dent Union building, presented be- 
fore deferred rushing took effect, 
lias now become altered to the ex- 
tent that the main function of 
the building centers around the 
integration of the freshman class 
both among themselves and with 
upperclassmen. 

AS such, the building serves its 

purpose best in helping to integrate 

the freshman class. In time, I 

See Page 4, Col. 1 



Art, Music Departments Change 
Honors Programs in 1956-57; 
Both Majors to Offer Seminars 

bij Dick Davis 
Editor's note: 

This is tlw seijciitli iti a series of articles on tlw renovated 
lioiiiirs profiratii, and deals ivUh the Art and Music Departments. 

Huiiors students in tlie Art Department from the Class of '57 
on will have two general routes by which they may fulfill their 
(|iia]ifiuations. The first route is the program or four honors sem- 
iiiais. The student who chooses this course must take three honor 
seiniiuirs in the .-\rt Department. S102 in the junior vear and both 
S10.'3 and S104 in tlie senior vear. In addition, he must take one 
further seminar, but it may be chosen from any department rel- 
e\ant to his interests and subject to the a|)])ro\al of the .\rt De- 
partment. 

The second method consists of four departmental electives 
plus a thesis in the senior year. In the junior year, prospective hon- 
ors students select two of the following: ,\rt 3, 4, 7, S, S102, and 
Art 13-14 for tliose wishing to go into architecture. In the senior 
year, the honors candidate must take the thesis course, Art 103 
104. Besides this, he must take two of the following courses: .\it 
3. 4, 7. S, S102, S103 and S104. 

Creative Works Acceptable 
Prospective architects may submit a thesis in the form of an 
architectural design, and .should substitute Ari 13-14 for two of 
the reciuired courses. Vm other speeiajlv ((ualified students a cre- 
ati\c |Daiiitiiig project, or a project in the fields of grajihic arts or 
sculpture may Dc accci)table in ])lace of a thesis. 

Of the Honors seminars, S102 is concerned with Nineteenth 
Century Romantic .\rt, with emphasis on Coya, CJericault, and 
Delacroix. S102 is a course on eriticisin. and SI 04, to be offered for 
the first time in 1957-'58, is entitled "The Kenaissance and the 
Hi'iiaissances". For \xi honors students, the prerecpiisite is gener- 
ally tlie 5-6 course, and for other honors students, onlv the 1-2 
course. 

Music 
Tlic degree with honors in Music entails intensive .study in 
either of two areas: the history of music or musical theory, mean- 
ing musical composition. .\11 candidates will take the honors sem- 
inar SlOl-102 ill the junior year. In the senior year, those inti'rested 
in liistoiical music will write a thesis, while those in the theory 
field will submit a composition in one of the larger forms or a 
groui) of shorter works. Tliose who choose the latter route must 
na\'e taken Music 7-8 by the senior year. 

Next year's seniors in the field of history will take Music SlOl 
the first semester and will write a thesis during the second sem- 
ester, while theory candidates will ]iursue iudependent study 
in the first semester and write a composition in the si'cond. The 
Sl()l-102 seminar deals with symphony music. Tlie prequisites 
are Music 1-2 and 5-6. the latter of which may be taken concur- 
rently. The only other seminar offered is S106, not required of 
candidates in music. It is a study of 18th century music, primarily 
for outside honors students, and the jirerequisite is Music 1-2. 



Niebuhr Speaker 
In WCC Meeting 



Theologian to Give 
Sermon Tomorrow 



Saturday, Mar. 10 - In the sec- 
ond of four Williams College Cha- 
pel conferences this semester Pro- 
fessor H. Richard Niebuhr will 
speak on "The Shaking of the 
Foundations" in the Congregation- 
al Church about six p.m. tomorrow. 
The dinner conference will start 
right after the live o'clock Chapel, 
in which Prof. Niebuhr will deliver 
the sermon, "Let's Out". 

During his talk he will discuss 
the cultural crisis of our time and 
the individual anxiety and rest- 
lessness which it produces. He will 
speak for about forty minutes and 
then will answer questions from 
the floor. Every student is invited 
to attend ch? conference. 

Lectured Twice at Smith 

He ha? given lectures all over the 
country including two at Smith 
College on the same topic five 
years ago. Rev. William G. Cole 
said that the Smith lectures were 
"two of the finest I've ever heard 
in my life". 

Prof. Niebuhr is brother of noted 
theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. His 
writings include four books, "The 
Social Sources of Denomination- 
alism", "The Kingdom of God in 
America", "The Meaning of Reve- 
lation", and "Christ and Culture", 
and frequent contributions to re- 
ligious periodicals. 

Yale Divinity Professor 

He is currently a Professor of 
Christian Ethics at the Divinity 
school of Yale University. Gradu- 
ated from Elmhurst College and 
Eden Theological Seminary, he 
was a minister of the Evangelical 
Reformed Church and a professor 
at Eden. He also was President of 
Elmhurst College for three years. 



New SC Passes 
2 Definite Plans 



Dean Acclaims Schedule 
Of Scattered Parties 



Tuesday, Mar. 6 - Tonight's 
deliberations in the Social Council 
produced two concrete proposals: 
first, to arrange faculty-sophomore 
meetings concerning possible ma- 
jors, and second, to figure out a 
schedule to space out the faculty 
cocktail parties of the fraternities 
throughout the rest of the semes- 
ter. 

The latter suggestion, which was 
introduced by Jim Smith, received 
high praise from Dean Brooks. He 
recalled that in the past few years, 
there has been a tendency to pack 
all the parties into the last few 
weeks in May. The outcome of the 
meeting is that all the hous<; pre- 
sidents have carried the plan back 
to their social chairmen, in order 
to figure cut a schedule of stag- 
gered date!!. 

The former plan, making it pos- 
sible for the sophomores to meet 
with all the professors in the de- 
partments of their prospective ma- 
jors, was also enthusiastically re- 
ceived. This plan was brought up 
in the CC last night: but as the re- 
.sult of prodding by Dean Brooks, 
the SC decided to take the bit in 
its teeth to implement the idea 
Itself. A committee of Duane Yee, 
Jim Smith, and Bob Ause were ap- 
pointed to discuss the matter fur- 
ther. 




THE WILLIAMS RECOHD, SA'IUROAY, MAHCH 10, 1956 



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Volume LXX 



March 10, 1956 



Number 11 



EDITORIAL 

The Locked Door Mania 



Siiicf its completion in 1953, Baxter Hall lias been the sub 
ject of a considerable amount of comment, both ;iffinnati\e and 
negative, During tlie last few months, the latter ajjpears to be 
pnlling steadily ahead. The Record has decided to bring the is- 
sues involved out into the open in the belief that constructive 
criticism will lead to positive action. It also shoidd be made clear 
that personalities are not involved. 

Probably the most prc\alcnt comiilaint concerns the "locked 
door mania' which results in a considerable amount of discom- 
fort. .Xs an e.\ample, the door iminediatciv adjacent to the Snack 
Bar is constantly closed thus forcing indi\idnals retnrnhig from 
Fraternity Row to walk through the Upper-Class Lounge. This 
is higliK' nnneccssary. The Loiuige should not ser\c as a corridor 
especiallv when its use as such can easilv be a\i)ided. 

The Rathskeller is one of the most stylish rooms on the cam- 
])us. Yet it is turning into a umsenm jjiecc. .Vccordiug to the dic- 
tionary, a radiskeller Is a "saloon or restaurant of the German type 
usually located in a cellar or basement". Everyone knows that 
this definition holds true only during special weekends. This is 
unfortunate, especiallv for the freshmen. 

Fraternity men and most independents have excellent hours 
as well as adequate facilities. Ilowe\er, some independents and 
all freshmen possess no such advantages. They cannot ha\i' girls in 
their rooms ])ast 6:.3() P. \1. The only |)lacc left is the Stutlent Ihi- 
ion where they become xietims of the "locked door mania". 

The Record acKances the following suggestions in the hope 
that immediate action will be taken on them. 1- Open the doors 
and let the Student Union assume its practical functions. 2- Look 
into the po.ssibilities of establishing a beer concession in the Rath- 
skeller. 3- .Adopt the hours mentioned in the Connolly Petition 
(3 A. M. on Fritlav and Satmdav). 4- Leave the Game Room open 
until Midnight on weekday nights since that is the hour when all 
other parts of the L'nion close. .5- Install a free phone in the Stud- 
ent Union without a long distance outlet. 

These proposals are offered in the sincere belief that the Stud- 
ent Union can live up to its full potential. Let us allow Baxter Hall 
to become a center for student acti\ities instead of a center for 
student criticism. 



AS I SEE IT 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

The petition against the quantity, ciuality and .selection of the 
food served in the Student Union dining halls which was posted 
on ^hlrch 1, is a most sarcastic demonstration of the ignorance 
and ungentlenianly conduct of the class of 1959 and the upjier- 
class non-affiliates. 

This |)etition was not truly a complaint against the (juantity 
and quality of the food served in the dining halls, but really a 
derogatory satire on the integrity and personality of the director 
of dining halls. Also, dicre is a strong theme thrcmghout, which 
appears to dispute the culinary ability of the Chef and his staff. 

The person who was res]5onsible for the display of his un- 
gentlenianly feelings is now, 1 am sure, either truly sorry for the 
damage he has done or suffering from a definite lack of know- 
ledge of the situation. If said person will stop and examine the 
petition which he wrote, he will find that it is destructive criticism, 
which only tears down the work and ijcrsonalities of hard-working 
people, who are doing their best to please us, their customers. In 
true Williams spirit, one definitely has the right to petition the 
righting of his grievances, but constructive criticism which in- 
cludes a solution to the problem is what is rei|uired, not destrue- 
tice criticism. 

Having had expei-ience in hotel work, 1 asure yon that the 
director of dining halls, the Chef and his staff are all thoroughly 
trained, competi'iit people who are highly capable of performing 
their duties, who are doing everything in their power to serve us 
high quality food in the C|uantities we want, and at the price we 
want to pay. 

The basic need at the bottom of this problem is for a general 
knowledge of the costs of feeding four hundred people three 
meals a day. The present board rate is $440 for the school year, 
which breaks down to .$13.75 per week for thirty-two weeks. A 
factor which must be taken into consideration is that the staff of 
the dining hall .md kitchen are not going to do their work for a 
salary of just their own maintenance, as our mothers do. Also, 
most of us do not have waiter service at the table in our homes, 
which increases the cost of setting good food before us three times 
a day. Tlierefore, I challenge the mother of a Williams student 
to feed her son all that he wants and what he wants on $13.75 a 
week. If she does manage to do so, I am sure that that student 
is qiiite satisfied with tlic ((uantity, quality and selection of the 
food which he eats in the dining hall. 

One last word of caution. At some time or another, we have all 
been served some course which we did not care for. However, it 
is impossible to make all 400 of its happy at one tim(?. Our food 
committee definitely has our best interests at heart, and they re- 
quest that any complaints or suggestions be registered with tliem, 
and they will do their best to reach a satisfactory agreement. In 
the future, let's keep iicrsonalities and personal integrity out of 
our issues. As tlic Earl of Beaconsfield once said; "This shows 
how much easier it is to be critical than correct". 
Sincerely, 
Donald A. Bell, '59 




SPRAGUE ELECTRIC CO. 

Dependoble Electric Components 
NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS 



1)1/ joe AUxi^ht 

Last week a group of freshmen eircuhited a petition about the 
poor quality of fooil in the Student Union. They posted the resolu- 
tion and signatures on one of the SU bulletin boarils. .Mr. (Jhis- 
holni, the Director of Dining Halls, soon heard the repereu.ssions 
caused by the petition. How did he answer the frishmenr' He 
ordi'red his secretary to find the petition and take it down. 

This is typical. The jjowers that be, i.e., .Mr. (^hisholni, contin- 
ualK' pay no attention to complaints about Stuilent Union food, 
i wonKi say that nearly cNcryone but the pei.ple who have to eat 
the tood would tend to back the authorities. There has never been 
a group of men anywhere — in .schools, colleges, the armed ser- 
\ ices, or even prisons — which did not gripe about the food. As 
a matter of fact, there arc many who argue that eomplainiug 
about lood is a natural psychological reaction to being away frt)m 
home. Thereiore, anyone who complains about lood, inysell in- 
cludecl, has a hard time when he wants to be taken seriously. 
Student i'liioii'ii Aiixwvr 

At one point last year, the Student Union officials pa.ssed out 
this answer, "Von cannot pk'ase e\i'rybody, and after all, its hard 
to do a good job with institutional lood ". Very true. But 1 think 
this answer, "You cannot please everybody, and after all, it's hard 
is, as 1 see it, whether tlie Student Union is making the best and 
lullest use of the funds at their disposal. Here is where Chisholm 
may be on the ropes. 

1 <|uote from the President's report for this year. 

"The receipts and expenditures lor 1954 and 1955 include 
for the first time the figures for operation ol the dining hall, snack 
bar and conmiissarv in Baxter Hall, which in 1954 amounted to 
$224,783 of receipts and $214,152 of expenditures, and in 1955 to 
$235,339 of receipts, autl $224,033 of expenditures". 

For what it is worth, I point out that this statement was not 
exactly eniijliasizi'd in tlu' report. As a matter of fact, it appears 
in a lootuote on page 25. in the smallest print that appears any- 
where in the whole President's report. 

Next, let us avail onrseKes of a little bit of lower mathematics: 

1954 1955 

Receipts $224,783 $235,339 

Fxpenditines $214,152 $224,033 

Surplus $ 10,631 $ 11,300 

'i ])rofit 4.9 4.8 

From these figures, an obvious fact emerges. The Student 
Union takes in o\'er $10. 000 a year more than it chooses to spend. 
Who is foolhig who? Ten thousand dollars could make a huge 
difference in the quality of food over a year. With this boost, the 
food could compare, at least in quality, with that in the fraterni- 
ties, whose receipts and expi'udituri's are made to balance. I would 
venture to guess that if the $10,000 were used, the SU could scr\e 
one or two steak dinners e\ery week, to gi\e only one example. 

When I look at the profit figiucs, it wonkl be (juite easy to 
start tossing around the epithet "five-percenter'. It has a nasty 
sound, so 1 won't use it. But I seriously tliink thai the freslimeu and 
non-affiliates ha\e the right to know where this slice out of their 
income is going. After all, li\e per cent is a pretty healthy profit 
for any business. For one which gets a tax exempfion for being a 
non-profit institution, I would say it is rather remarkable. 



Reply by Chisholm 

In reply to Mr. AW>rig/i(\ (irticlc, tlie Director of Dining Hulk, 
Mr. Sidney Chisholm, made the jullowiuj!, reniurks. 

"The intent of this college is definitely not to make money on 
the operation of its eating places. 

"Obviously, it is iiiipo.ssible for this organi/.ation to break 
exactly even: either there is a lo.ss or a nrofit. Hence, a small pro 
fit margin is ie(|iiired in order to break even, and it couldn't hi 
much smaller than 4.8 per cent. 

"If the gentleman who wrote this article will compare oui 
4.8 per cent profit margin with surplus statistics at other colleges, 
he will find, I am sure, that our figure is not only in line with the 
profit achieved in other universities, but is Iowim than most ol 
tliem. 

"There is an error of fact eommitted with reg;ird to the re 
cent 'petition' concerning our food policies. Something which call 
ed itself a petition, but which was not a circulated legal document, 
was posted anonymously on the bulletin board without permission. 
I'm not at all sure what the writer was driving at, and I don't 
think he is either. ... 1 removed the petition personally, and the 
identity of the writer remains unknown to me. 

"A year ago, when it appeared that we (the dining halls) 
would realize a higher than uiinimum surplus lor the year, w<' 
promptly cut the board costs to students at mid-year. 

"We do have a food committee which tunctions regularly, and 
which includes representatives Irom the Ireshman class on it 
Frosh president Bruce Listerman serves on this committee. It 
meets once a week, and discusses menus and preparation of the 
Student Union food." 



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THE WILLIAMS UKCORD, SA'IUHDAY, MAUCll 10, 1956 



Stafford Leads Four Ephmen in Racquets IntercoUegiates; 
Muirmen Seek N.E. Crown in Championship Meet Today 



Frosh Swimmers 
Race for Record 
With Relay Team 

By Simeral Bunrh 

aatui'day, Mar. 10 - The varsity 
swimming team this afternoon 
■rill vie with fifteen teams in the 
New England InteicoUeglate 
swimming Championships at M.I. 
1'. The chances foi' a team victory 
.^cem quite good, e.specially con- 
adering past performances in the 
clays, backstroke and distances. 

Led by co-captains Bill Jenks 
.ind Klrt Gaidner the team has 
Decn in Cambridge for the last, two 
Jays for preliminary i rials which 
.nded last night. The fnials will 
begin this afternoon at 2 follow- 
mg the fi'eshman 400 yard relay 
preliminaries. 

In a non-counting event the 
licshmnn 400 yaid freestyle relay 
team of frosh co-captaliis Chip 
ide and Alex Reeves, Jack Hyland 
Mhd Marty Mennen is expected to 
\Un easily in a time which should 
be .several seconds below the pre- 
sent New England freshman re- 
lord in the freshman relay. 
Medley lleluy Stroni; 

Williams is strongly favored in 
llie 300 yard medley relay. The 
team of Pete Lewis. Bob Sever- 
unce and Jenks recently turned in 
a time of 2:54.4. several seconds 
below the standing New England 
record in the event. 

Peter Dletz. recently elected cap- 
tain of the 1956-57 varsity swim- 
ming team for his consistently 
Kood performances during this 
season, is expected to pace the 
220 and 440 yard freestyle events. 
Dietz is undefeated so far this 
season and has been the team's 



high scorer in practically all its 
meets. Dietz holds the college re- 
cords in both events, set last year. 
He will be backed up by Tony 
Uiwkelman in both events. 
Kciter in .Sprints 

The 50 and 100 yard freestyle 
will probably see Gardner and 
either Jenks or Dietz. Gardner and 
Jenks have regularly swum these 
distances for the Ephs. Amherst 
star sprinter Bob Keiter Ls favored 
to win if he enters these events. 
Keiter has tied the New England 
60 record with a 22.7, the same us 
Williams' Martin did .several years 
ago. 

Pete Lewis is expected to cau.se 
trouble for Bowdoin's Bob Plourde 
in the backstroke event. Lewis has 
been undefeated this year. 

Buster Grossman and Bob Jone.s 
will carry Williams' hopes In the 
diving. Grossman can be expected 
to place among the top three bar- 
ring a bad day, and Jones could 
possibly do the same. 




Coach Bob Muir, who leads 
Kphs in NK Meet today. 



Eph Athletic Director 
Handles Difficult job 
In Arranging Games 

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llw ihitk-n III tlw Alhlelir Dim-tiir. 
The M-rtntcl in the .vcnc.s tcitl niiiicrii 
ill thr iirxl ixslif iif llic liECOIill 
By Chet La-sell 

Most Williams undei graduates 
know that Frank R. Thorns is the 
Director of Athletics here on the 
campu.s who, during the day, goes 
about hi.s bu.sine.ss in an office 
located at the side of the basket- 
ball floor in the Lasell Gym. How- 
ever, few people can possibly re- 
alize how big this job really is and 
the many problems which arise 
every day in the process of his 
carrying it out. A Gargoyle and 
a three-letter man in the Class of 
1930, Mr. Thorns first took over as 
head of athletics on July 1, 1950 
when he replaced John Jay '38. 
who resigned to devote full time to 
his now famous ski movies. In ad- 
dition, Tlioms has been Rushing 
Arbiter here since 1939 and thus 
is in cliarge of organizing the hec- 
tic September rushing program 
each year so that it is carried to 
a .successful conclusion. 

The most disconcerting and time 
con.suming ta.sk of all those his 
busy job entails is. according to 
Tlioms, that of scheduling. "It's 
hard to arrive al something good 
for everyone." says Thorns of this 
toughest problem. "I can't find 
mutually satisfactory dates and 
thus scheduling is a never-ending 
piocess." A good deal of criticism 
has been heaped on the Director 
of Athletics because his schedules 
do not always work out the best 
for all involved, but Thoms went 
on to explain that many of these 



A Campus-to-Career Case History 




r.lilj Dolinei Infill), .1.11. in Mallicnwlirs, 'W, .1/..S. in Citil Engineering, 
'.'lO, llanard. on llic silt- o/ u Imiltiing rnnslniclion projecl. 

"Projects you can sink your teeth into" 



ClifTord J. Odwncr starlet! his lele- 
phone career in the liuilrlinp eiigiiieiTinj; 
(IcparhiienI of The Snnlhern New Knf;- 
land Telephone Compaii). Al present lit- 
is working with ihe Bell Syslem's nianu- 
facluriiig unit. Western Eleetrif. helpiiif; 
to liuiltl facilities for housing a (".iinli- 
nenlal Air Defense projnl. His assign- 
ment: a key liaison joh in supervising u 
suhconlratlor's work on a several tnillion 
dollar const ruction operation. 

"One of the most interesting features 
of my present joh," says ClilT. "is making 
derisions on the spot. For example, draw- 
ings showed where hedrock for fooling? 
would he reached. Exiavalions revealed 
a poor grade of rock. How much further 



down (Iti we gti? A hundred workers and 
Ions (if equipment are wailing for the 
decision. 

"There's a lot of fiilure for a civil en- 
gineer ill llie Iflrpliiiiicliusiness. New and 
smaller ty|M-s of lelephone equipment will 
prolitilily change our ideas ahiail how 
leleplione hiiildings should he hiiill. It's 
fasiinating w ork. all right. And liroaden- 
ing. Ion, liecausc it's leatliiig me to other 
engineering fields. 

"Il looks to me as if there are real 
challenges ahead — projects you can sink 
your leclh into. Besides, I'm convinced 
the leleplione Inisincsp recognizes and 
regards personal industriousness and 
drive." 



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Athletic Director Frank Thoms 



conflicts are inescapable. 
Schedule Meetings 

The Williams schedules are set 
up for the year ahead. For In- 
stance, in November 1955 Thoms 
worked on those dates for the fall 
of 1956, the winter of '56-'57 and 
the spring of 1957. Most of the 
.scheduling is done at two meetings 
during the winter each year. The 
Association of New England Col- 
leges Conference Foi- Athletics as- 
sembles during the last week in 
November. This is a policy-making 
and not a rule-making body to 
which most of the smaller colleges 
Williams plays sends one repre- 
sentative, their athletic director. A 
majority of the Eph contests are 
fixed here but at a second meeting 
in the second week of December 
Thoms comes in contact ivith the 
Ivy League directors at the East- 
ern College Athletic Conference. 

Ideally, after these two meetings, 
all the schedules should be set 
but in practice this does not work 
out. Due to conflicts which result 
in open dates, Thoms must often 
use his telephone to perfect the 
outcome. Four-way switches may 
even result and such controversial 



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set-ups as a team being away on 
Houseparty Weekend often comes 
out of these problems, but under 
the circumstances they cannot be 
avoided. Also he has been criticiz- 
ed tor the fact that Williams plays 
fewer Ivy League colleges than a 
place like Amherst. However, 
since there is a new round-robin 
system now worked out in the 
league which has each team play- 
mg the others more frequently, 
Thoms has found it very difficult 
to break in. It seems a college like 
Yale has a certain number of 
small colleges it plays every year 
and for Williams to get a spot on 
its schedule is nearly impossible. 
However, Thoms keeps trying and 
sometimes he succeeds as next 
year Harvard and Dartmouth are 
on the basketball schedule. 
Faculty Committee 

Often Thoms must make chan- 
ges even after a schedule is set 
as the Faculty Committee on Ath- 
letics must approve all contests 
according to the number of class 
absences which will result. Also 
this group, headed this yea.- by 
chairman Vincent Barnett, checks 
the two different class cycles 
(Mond., Wed., Fri. and Tues.. 
Thurs.. Sat.). Thus if Dartmouth 
wants to play a game on Tuesday 
and contests are already scheduled 
for Thursday and Saturday. 
Thoms often must change either 
of the last two dates to make room 
for the Tuesday date if it is the 
only day Dartmouth can play. 

Tliere are, however, many other 
jobs connected with Williams Ath- 
letics with which Thoms must, of 
necessity, occupy his time. All of 
the transportation arrangements 
are made through his office for 
away games. The two college sta- 
tion wagons are used for smaller 
teams and especially for skiing 
while private cars, yellow cabs or 
interstate busses carry the large 
squads. The money for these trips 
is all requisitioned from the treas- 
urer's office as it is for all other 
athletic expenditures. 



Heckscher Rated 
First at Wesleyan 
In Squash Nat'ls 

Middletown, Conn., Mar. 10 - 
Four members of the Williams var- 
sity squash team will be competing 
in the National Squash Intercol- 
legiates. which began yesterday at 
Wesleyan College, this afternoon. 
Ollie Stafford, Sam Jones, Scotty 
Wood, and Sam Eells are the four 
players whom Coach Chaffee has 
chosen to represent Williams in 
this annual three-day tourna- 
ment, which is open to all colleges 
in the U.S. and Canada. Furnish- 
ing the opposition for the Ephmen 
are players from such colleges as 
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Army, 
Navy, Trinity, M.I.T., Pennsylva- 
nia, Toronto, Amherst and Wes- 
leyan. 

This tournament is run on both 
an individual and team basis, with 
trophies for the individual winner 
and for the team champion. Each 
participating school enters four' 
men and the team standings are 
determined by a point system bas- 
ed on how far the individual play- 
ers progress in the elimination 
tournament. 

Fine Record 

Williams' past record in the In- 
tercoUegiates has been very good. 
In 1952 Dick Squires went all the 
way to the finals before losing, 
and in 1954 John Brownal repeat- 
ed this feat. Last season freshman 
Ollie Stafford reached the quar- 
ter-finals and Coach Chaffee 
hopes for an even better showing 
this year. Chaffee picks 1955 run- 
ner-up Ben Heckscher of Harvard 
and newcomer Juan Hermosilla of 
M.I.T. as the men to beat in the 
tom'nament, which ends tomorrow. 



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Jensen Standout 
In Charity Game 

Wednesday, Mar. 7 - Wally 
Jensen, Co-Captain, leading scor- 
er, and the standout of the Wil- 
liams basketball team all season, 
tonight displayed his ability a- 
gain in the annual Hall of Fame 
benefit game at the Brandeis Uni- 
versity gym. Playing for the New- 
England College All Stars against 
the Boston All Stars, Jensen was 
the standout player in a losing 
cause, as the NE Collegians, un- 
able to hold back big Jim Houston, 
dropped the contest 72-66. 

Jensen, the smallest competitor, 
kept the NE team in the rutming 
on scrap alone. He scored only 
nine points, but everything does 
not appear in the box score, for 
Jensen was the play maker all 
evening. Springfield's Ronnie 
Clark led the scoring for the los- 
ers with sixteen points, though 
his first half performance was 
anything from superb. This was 
Jensen's last collegiate appear- 
ance, and his loss to the Williams 
team next year will be very great. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1956 



Nine Campus Leaders Give Proposals To Improve Student Union 



think that It will prove more in- 
valuable in helping freshmen be- 
come acquainted with upperclass- 
men. 

Whitey Kaufmann '58 — I believe 
that Baxter Hall has taken a large 
step toward the accomplishment 
of its original aims. Naturally, 
since the Student Union is a new 
project, improvements are needed 
and desired by all people concern- 
ed. At present there are various 
projects underway which will add 
to the usefulness of the Union by 
aiding the fi'eshman class to unite 
further and also to increase the 
effectiveness of its use as a sub- 
stitute for the fraternities. 

If more consti'uctive suggestions 
were given to the entry reps, mem- 
bers of class councils or those on 
the S, U. committee, instead of 
passive grumbling, more improve- 
ments would be made to increase 
the advantages offered by this 
building. 

Bill Quillen '56— Baxter Hall has 
filled a great void on the Williams 
campus. Certainly the former fa- 
cilities for independents were un- 
satisfactory, and the college need- 
ed a suitable place to entertain 
visitors to Williams besides the 
fraternity houses. Weekend dances 
in the gym were not held in very 
pleasant surroundings. 

The daily use of Baxter Hall has 
been increasing and the snack bar 
and game rooms have been assets 
to the college. It is to be regretted 
that the lounges give the appear- 
ance of a modern museum and 
fail to provide a warm, pleasant 
atmosphere. 

Phil Palmedo '56 — As the center 
of the extracurricular interests of 
Williams, as well as the principal 
area for the freshman and non- 
affiliate social life, there is a 
great variety of demands put on 
the Student Union. In terms of the 
extraciu-ricular organization of the 
college, I think the Union has pro- 
vided very satisfactory accommo- 
dation, and I think these organi- 
zations have made good use of 
their respective parts of the build- 
ing. 

The success with which the Stu- 
dent Union has met the social de- 
mands of the freshmen and non- 
affiliates is harder to evaluate, 
partially because this is the more 
difficult role of the building. To 
my mind this role has been fulfill- 
ed extremely well. I think the suc- 
cessful revamping of the Rathskel- 
lar and the recent addition of a 
non-affiliate living room down- 
staii's have greatly increased the 



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Union's qualities In this respect. 

Working in conjunction with Se- 
nor DeLahlguera in the problem of 
running the Student Union has 
been the Student Union Commit- 
tee. I think it is significant that 
though the demands for the use of 
the various areas of the building, 
for meetings, debates, dances, etc., 
have been tremendous, there' have 



been virtually no complaints (or 
suggestions), from those who have 
used the various facilities offered. 

It is impossible to count all the 
aieas in which I believe the Un- 
ion has provided Important ser- 
vices to the college. I might men- 
tion one area in which its effect 
has been to my mind a little dis- 
appointing. That is the area of the 



faculty colloquiums, and the vari- 
ous other discussion groups which 
are periodically organized In the 
building. 

The rather limited success of 
these functions is not due to any 
fault of organization, for the of- 
ferings this year have been stimu- 
lating. Unfortunately, however, re- 
latively few students have taken 



the opportunity to either attend 
or enter into these groups. Lack of 
interest was the cause of having 
to, eliminate the concerts from the 
Student Union program. 

I would just like to add that the 
Student Union Committee or Se- 
nor DeLahiguera would be only too 
glad to hear any suggestions or 
recommendations that anyone may 



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{"Wlio Orciered. Beer on. tlie R/OCk-s*?) 



This is the saga of a fierce and ferocious Viking named 
Eric the Error who was sailing his ship homeward after 
a successful voyage to North America (he had won 64,000 
cans of sardines on a TV quiz show because he knew 
where Chloe went). 

As Eric's ship neared the coast of Sweden, some 
Valkyries, who were touring with a Wagnerian road show, 
spotted it, and figuring to lure it on the rocks, they 
began singing their siren song: "Vat Brunnhilde Vants, 
Brunnhilde Getts" (this being, of course, her maiden 
name). 



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When Eric heard the a-lur!ng voices of the Swedish 
girls, liis eyes Ut up. 

"A Ha," he said, "what attractive dishes! And I also 
understand they brew a very fine barrel of beer." 
Meanwhile, back at the beach, the VsJkyries were plot- 
ting. "When they hit those rocks," said Brunnhilde, 
a shy broth of a lass who would have made any backfield 
in the Big Ten, "it's every girl for herself. But remember, 
a well-clobbered Viking is apt to be more affectionate." 
So just as they planned, Eric's ship crashed on the 
rocks and the Valkyries were on them. It was man against 
muscle and the muscles won. 



"Yvmipin' Yiminy, shall I throw it back?" said Brunn- 
hilde, swinging Eric lightly off the ground by his ears, 
"I've seen better heads on a stein of beer." 
But as Eric hung there, something happened. He 
looked into Brunnhilde's eyes: first one, then the ollior, 
and then the other. It was obviously a case of love at 
first fright. 

The Valkyries were touched. They trotted out the beer 
and pretzels, and forthwith there was much rejoicing. 
The Vikings enjoyed the beer so much that Eric prnLsed 
it in a saga, and consequently he is recognized as the 
originator of the singing commercial. 




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Herta Glaz to Perform in Chapin; 
'Metropolitan Star to Sing Handel 

Wednesday Mar. (i - 0,w ..( tlie most (.iitstaiidii,)' musical 
.•xpcricnccs ot lliis season will he ollncd to th,. puhli'c. Kiidiv 
,.wnin« Maicli l(i when llorta (;la/, magnetic me/./.o-sop.an., ..f 
die Metropolitan Opera wdl sin^; works oMIandel, Mozart Selin- 
l,ert de I'alla and Cersl.win in a coneert at Chapin Hall sponsored 
bv the Thompson Concert Committee. There will l.c ,„, admission 
cliarK^' •'"" die public is cordially invited. 

All American citi/cn lor the past twelve years, Kiirope „i boir, 

Miss Glaz Is a favorite of concert^., . | 

and opera audiences on three con 



Unents. HavinK graduated from 
the State Academy of Music In 
her native Vienna, she made her 
operatic debut ul the age of n 
in Breslau where tor 2 years she 
sang many important mezzo-so- 
prano roles. Miss Olaz then left 
the operatic stage for concert lours 
in Australia, Scandinavia and 
Czechoslovakia. During these ex- 
tensive journeys the attention of 
'he directors of England's famed 
aiyndebourne Opera Festival was 
attracted and. In 1935. in addition 
to playing the company's mezz- 
sopiano lead, .she .sang at the Pra- 
sue Opera House and at the Opera 
Festival In Jnlerlachen. Switzer- 
land. 

Salzburg Opera 

The Salzburg Opera Guild en- 
KMged Miss Glaz in 1936 and by 
then her mastery of the works of 
Mllhaud, Mozart, Monteverdi and 
others had brought praise from 
Europe's opera centers. Miss Glaz' 
entrance on the United States 
scene came In 1937 when she was 
Invited by Otto Klemperer to sing 
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Orchestra. Within a year and alter 
a nation-wide tour with the Salz- 
burg Guild, which involved ap- 
pearainces in eighty cities, the 
stage was set for the Metropoli- 
tan, Miss Glaz made her debut 
with the Met on Christmas night, 
1942, singing Amnerls In Verdi's 
Aiaa", 

Since then. Miss Glaz has re- 
peatedly exhibited her versatility 
and merit throUBh her vast scope 
of perception. In addition to 
Klemperer, she has performed 
with such great conductors as Tos- 
caninl, Ormandy. Monteux, Kous- 
sevltski, Steinberg, Mltropoulous 
and other giants of music. She also 
has been featured at many world- 
famous music festivals, such as 
Aspen. Tanglewood, the Bach Fes- 
tival In Toronto and Glynde- 
bourne. Her operatic performanc&s 
Include appearances in San Fran- 
cisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New 
York, the Hollywood Bowl and In 
Philadelphia with the Robin Hood 
Dell Orchestra, 




Herta Glaz, mezzo-soprano 
the Metropolitan Opera. 



Nollner, Shainman 
Offer New Sonata 



Trumpeter, Pianist Play 
Goodman's New Piece 



New York. Mar. 9 - Waltei Noll- 
ner, assistant professor of music, 
and Irwin Shainman, associate 
professor of music, performed to- 
night at the League of Compo.sers 
Concert at Columbia University. 
The league invited both Williams 
professors to play a new work for 
piano and trumpet. Accompanied 
by Professor Nollner. who played 
the piano, trumpeter Shainman 
played "Sonata for Piano and 
Trumpet", a new work by the New 
York composer, Alfred Goodman. 
Both professors premiered Mr. 
Goodman's composition at their 
concert last year, also held at Col- 
umbia University. 

In addition to their teaching du- 
ties. Profes.sor Nollner directs the 
Williams College Glee Club and 
Professor Shainman leads the col- 
lege band. 



Chemistry Department Retains Program 
For Laboratory, Library Honors Study; 
Geology Department To Offer Seminars 

Editor's note: 

This is the eighth in a series of articles concerning the re- 
novated honors program, and deals with the Chemistry and Ge- 
ohigi/ Departments. 

Tlie Chemistry Department has decided to maintain its pre- 
sent prop-am of honors work, a program which does not com- 
mence until the student's senior year, Tlie honors course, Chem- 
istry 103-104, consists of individual laboratory and library work 
in a field of interest to the student, which ciilinmates in a thesis 
vnitten under the direction of a departmental inembei. Students 
also meet periodically with the staff and discuss current topics in 
Clheniistry. 

There are two methods of majorinR in Chemistry. For iire- 
nicdical students, for those who i)lan to use chemistry in the busi- 
ness world, and for those who are just interested in flie ehein 
major for no specific reason, there is the "Basic major. This ni- 
volves taking one Chemistry course each year and the senior 
course is 7-14. For those who wish to pursue chemistry further, 
such as one interested in research, there is the "lU-eular maior. 
This generally consists of taking Chem 1 dirough Cheni 8 before 
the senior year (thotiBli an ajjproved outside science course mav 
t)e substituted for 7-S) and the 9-10 course in the senior year. 
Honors work may be done under both programs, however. 

Geology . 

Due to the fact that freshmen cannot enroll for Geology, the 
program for honors students does not start until midway through 
the junior year. In the past, the program has ceiitercd around a 
thesis in the senior year, but the Class of '58 will be the first to 
have the benefits of a newly instituted seminars plan. 

In the first semester of the junior year die Geology honors 
candidate will take Geology 5 and 7, with three elec ives In the 
second semester, he will have Geology 6 and 8 and will begm 
his honors work with Geology S102, This means that he nviII have 
only two elective courses in the last half-year. In the^ senior year 
he must take the major course, 19-20, and Geology 9 in the first 
semester, in addition to the two senior honors seminars. A progiani 
of independent work terminating in a thesis may be .substituted 
for the seminar program in certain cases. This would normally en- 
tail doing extensive field work in the summer prior to the senior 

''Geology SI02 is structural Geology, and the prerequisite is 
See PBge 4, Col. 1 



CC Selects Foltz 
To Study Rushing 

Approves Schedule 
Of Soph - Prof Teas 

Monday, Mar. 12 - In response 

to a suggestion that freshmen be 
fully Informed of all aspects of 
the rushing system, the College 
Council this evening appointed 
Hank Foltz '59, as freshman Jlal- 
.son between the Frosh Council 
and the lecently formed Rushing 
Committee. It was felt that by 
having a freshman representative 
attend meetings of this committee. 
Important aspects of the rushing 
system could be relayed to the 
fi'osh class. 

The appointment ot Foltz was 
one result of a proposal last week 
by Dick Jackson '59, that the 
freshmen be fully Informed on the 
system before entering rushing. 

In addition to dl,scu.ssing rash- 
uig pi oblems, the CC approved the 
Social Council's tentative sche- 
dule for meetings of prospective 
sophomore majors with members 
01 various departments In which 
Uiey are Interested. The new pro- 
gram will be inaugurated next 
Monday with sessions In the af- 
ternoon and evening. The meetings 
will continue throughout the week 
until all departments have had the 
opportunity to talk with interested 
sophs. Although the sessions are 
informal, there will be an oppor- 
tunity for students to discuss such 
things as the new honors program. 
A complete schedule of depart- 
ment-student meetings will ap- 
pear in Saturday's RECORD. 
Dorm Hours 

The CC also approved the prin- 
ciple of allowing girls In fresh- 
man dorms from 9:30 imtU mi'i- 
nlght on weekends which do not 
have Houseparty hours In effect. 
The technical aspects of the 9:30- 
midnight Idea will be worked out 
in a meeting of the JA's which 
will be held this week. It was a- 
greed that the plan would work 
only if there were Junior Advisers 
present to enforce the hours. 

Last week Arnle Carlson '57, and 
Dick Repp '57, reported on the 
New England Student Govern- 
ment Convention which they at- 
tended at Tufts College. Two pro- 
posals which they thought might 
be considered at Williams were the 
ideas of having numerous polling 
places in college elections and ot 
having a point system for college 
offices so that individual students 
would not "spread themselves too 
thinly" in their extra-curricular 
activities. 



World Renowned 
Music Composer 
To Lecture Here 



Dr. Schuman, Recipient 
Of Numerous Prizes, 
To Speak Thursday 



Wednesday, Mar. 14 - Tomonow 
evening at eight o'clock the Wil- 
liams Lecture Committee will pre- 
sent William H. Schuman, Presi- 
dent of the Julllard School of Mu- 
sic, who will lecture on "The Com- 
poser In America", The lecture 
win be given in Room 111 of the 
Biology Laboratory, 

Dr, Schuman's lecture will mark 
the first of a series, all sponsored 
by the Lecture Committee, that 
will Include such notables as com- 
mentator-author Louis Lyons, as- 
tronomist Harlow Shapley, and 
Thurgood Marshall, prominent 
lawyer for the NAACP, The ad- 
mlslon Is free, and the public Is 
invited. A discussion period will 
follow the lecture. 

Pulitzer Winner 

Dr. Schuman won the first Pul- 
itzer Prize in Music with his com- 
position "A Free Song" back In 
1943. In that year he was al.so giv- 
en an award by the National In- 
stitute of Art and Letters. Prom 
1939 through 1941, he was the re- 
cipient of several Guggenheim fel- 
lowships, and in 1942 he was given 
See Page 4, Col. 2 



Niebuhr Talks In Sunday Chapel; 
Notes Existing Religious Revival 




Theologian Mentions 
Active Utilitarianism 
At WCC Conference 



Pynchon to Transfer 
To Phillips Andover 

Leaves Admissions Post 
For Teaching Position 



Wednesday. Mar. 7 - David Pyn- 
chon. assistant Director of Admis- 
sions and Instractor of English, 
Is leaving Williams College this 
June to join the Faculty of Phil- 
lips Andover Academy at Andover, 
Mass. He announced his resigna- 
tion this week. 

Pynchon cited his main reason 
for leaving here as being his de- 
sire for "real teaching experience" 
Insiead oi 'this adminlstrailve rat- 
race". He also mentioned that his 
future at Williams is limited by a 
lack of a Ph. D. He now is but one 
requirement shy of his Masters at 
Harvard. 

Williams Grad 

A Williams graduate of 1950, 
Pynchon was a star and captain of 
the hockey team and also was a 
standout In lacrosse. He returned 
to Williams Immediately after be- 
ing graduated to take his current 
job In the Admissions Office. 

At Andover. he will teach four 
See Page 4, Col. 5 



Debaters Discuss 
Guaranteed Wage 

Adelphic Union Opposes 
University of Vermont 



Thursday, Mar. 8 - The Wil- 
liams Adelphic Union presented a 
debate tonight between the Uni- 
versity of Vermont and Williams 
College. The topic under discus- 
sion was the proposed Guaranteed 
Annual Wage. The affirmative de- 
baters were Dave Klelnbard and 
Tom Synnott of Williams and 
Dave Gale and Elliott Brown 
from the University of Vermont. 
Defending the status quo were Ann 
Nevin and Mai'vin Levy of the U. 
of V. and from Williams. Joe Lei- 
bowltz and Jolm Phillips. 

The affirmative attacked the 
present system of unemployment 
compensation on the bfisis that 
three-quarters of the burden v;as 
placed on the shoulder.s cf labor. 
They explained furt'ier that over 
ten million workers do not receive 
a full year'", pay. There are three 
main categories of uhemployment: 
cyclical, seasonal, and technologl- 
See Page 4, Col. 4 



Edwards Gives Faculty Lecture, 

'The Roman Concept of Power 



Thursday, Mar. 8 - "Problems of 
government don't change" and 
"we can gain" a lesson from the 
Romans, stated Prof. Samuel Ed- 
wards during a Faculty Lecture 
talk this afternoon in the Thomp- 
son Biological Laboratory. Mr. Ed- 
wards spoke on the topic "The Ro- 
man Concept of Power". 

Edwards discussed in great 
length the various steps that were 
taken in Julius Caesar's time to 
reach thi.; Lop of the Roman Gov- 
ernment. One of the lower posi- 
tions was that of Quaestor. After 
leaving that office a Roman had 
to wait nine years before becom- 
ing an Aedile. the next position on 
the ladder to the top. From there 
he would become a Tribune of 
Plebes. being responsible for 
watching over the Plebes property 
and even their very lives. At the 
age of forty he could run for Prae- 
tor after which he was finally pre- 
pared to seek the Consulship. Ci- 
cero's writings tell very vividly how 
many men tried to be Consul mak- 
ing the competition for the two 
positions very keen. After a Con- 
sul had completed his year of duty, 
he would become either a Pro- 
Consul or would join the college of 
priests which was made up mostly 
of ex-Consuls. 

The Roman Senate 

Edwards stressed the role of the 
Senate in the Roman Government 
as quite Important. Composed of 
magistrates who had finished their 
terms of duty, the Senate advised 
the government, reviewed wars 
and raised levies. The lost 200 
years of the Roman Empire were 




the most Important for the Sena- 
torial Powers. 

Edwards covered many various 
points concerning the Roman Gov 
ernment. One of the ways of keep 
Ing the people in check was the 
mystical source of the gods and 
their power. Edwards also said, 
however, that games and celebra- 
tions to these gods and also the 
earthly powers often held up vot- 
ing and caused many to lose their 
votes. 

Latin phrases were used by Ed- 
wards to show the taste and mean- 
ing of the people and their powers 
through their language. Most im- 
portant were the virtues, Gloria, 

See Page 4, Col, 6 



Sunday, Feb. 11 - The individual 
i)f today clings to a number of 
realities needful to his existence. 
Dr. H. Richard Niebulir said to- 
night in a special meeting follow- 
ing his sermon in the College Cha- 
pel. Speaking on the topic "When 
the Half-Gods Go," Dr. Niebulir 
went on to point out the existence 
of a religious revival in America 
today. 

Two problems contribute to 
making the revival primarily "util- 
itarian". First of all, the object 
of eventual concern is the elimi- 
nation of present dangers, such as 
the Communist menace, and not 
the promotion of religion itself. 
Secondly, people tend to use reli- 
gion "for the sake of personal ad- 
justment" in the complicated so- 
ciety of today. Niebuhr feels that 
although "there Is also a very 
genuine revival," the large amount 
of utilitarianism might possibly 
constitute the "last act" before 
the collapse of civilization. 

Polytheism Present 

A "natural polytheism" is pre- 
sent in today's religion. The "lit- 
tle" or "half-gods" contributing 
to this multiplicity of gods con- 
tain those of the home, of business, 
and of nature. Dr. Niebuhr em- 
plrasized that his polytheism de- 
monstrates the fact that "every- 
hndy is religious". We used to live 
primarily for our own western 
civilization, but now these "half- 
gods" have come into our lives. 

Dr. Niebuhr- defines as God the 
power that maintains one's pre- 
sent existence and without which 
it is impossible for one to live. 
Stating further that "God exists 
whether you want to believe in 
Him or not," the Yale Professor 
declared that he himself does not 
know what the true religion really 
Is. "Life has a purpose." It is the 
job of the individual to find out 
just what the purpose is. There is 
a difference between really reli- 
gious men and the non-believers. 
Religious men hope for a libera- 
tion from life, while nonbelievers 
are simply content to take life as 
It is and adapt to it. 

Hope of Glory 

In his regular sermon in the 
College Chapel, Dr. Niebuhr said 
that we are losing "the hope of 
glory" which was present among 
I he early Christians. This hope of 
•ikny "is one of the three great 
uifts — faith, love, and hope. It is 
^iven to everybody and is some- 
1 hing that endures." Today we are 
See Page 4, Col. 3 



Academy to Give 
Prize for Poetry 



Wednesday. Mar. 14 - The Am- 
erican Academy of Poets will of- 
fer a prize of $100 In June for the 
best poem submitted by a Wil- 
liams undergraduate. The prize, 
which will be awarded by the De- 
partment of English, was made 
possible by a bequest of Mrs. Mary 
Cummings Eudy, a former member 
of the Academy of American Poets. 

Poems to be considered for the 
prize must have been written by 
an undergraduate now enrolled in 
the College, and must not have 
been published except in a local 
undergraduate publication. Wil- 
liams competitors for this year's 
prize must present two typed 
copies of either a sequence of 
poems or not more than five in- 
dividual poems to Professor R. J. 
Allen not later than May 12. 

Williams is among the ten col- 
leges selected by the American 
Academy of Poets for the second 
time. The winner last June was 
Travis Merrltt '65. 



THE WILLIAMS RECOHU, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 195(i 



North Adams, Massochusttts Williamstown, Massachusetts 

"Entered as second-class matter November 27, 1944, ot the post office at 
North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1 879." Printed by 
Lamb Printing Co., North Adam, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday and 
Saturday during the college year. Subscription price $500 per year. Record 
Office, Baxter Hall, Williamstown. 
Office Phone 72 Editor's Phone 23 



Volume LXX 



March 14, 1956 



Number 12 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

1 think Saturday's issue of tlie RECORD sets before us the 
wliole problem of the Student Union operations. 1 feel, however, 
that certain niisconce|)tions ought to be cleared up. 

I do not know who wrote the anti-Chisiiolm petition, but 1 
think it obvious to anyone wiio read it that it was more of a iuun- 
orous parody than something to be characterized as \icious and 
irresponsible. Such a characterization merely clouds tlie issue. 
The e.\cuse for renio\ing It because it was posted without per- 
mission is well-nigh childish. 

Mr. Chishohn states, in reply to Joe Albright's column, that 
"the intent of this college is definitely not to make money on the 
operation of its eating jjlaces". However, a "small profit margin" 
is necessary, he claims, for contingencies. Let us ignore the tact 
that a jjrofit means making money. If, as Don Bell claims, the di- 
rector of dining halls is so competent, why does he need a profit 
margin in e.xcess of the incomes of a great number of Williams 
fathers? For 1954 and 1955 there is a combined surplus of $21,937. 
This indicates a minimum siuplus for this year of $5,000. Surely 
our competent Mr. Chishohn should be able to ojjerate on this 
basis, with the $20,000 reserve he has accumulated over the past 
two years. 

Mr .Chisholm further states, "we do have a food committee 
which functions regularly ... It meets once a week, and discusses 
menus and preparation of the Student Union food." Mr. Chisholm 
does not tell you that this committee is purely advisory, and has 
no power other than to retiuest Mr. Chisholm to do something. 
In addition, he does not tell you that so far as tlie non-affiliate 
members of this committee are concerned, they are not selected 
by their fellow independents but are appointed. The food com- 
mittee Mr. Chisholm seeks to rely on as a crutch for his position 
is not representative nor does it have any real power over the 
food preparation. 

I agree with the writer of the editorial on the locked door 
mania, but he does not go far enough. Mr. Palmedo may praise 
the new independents' room to the sky; the fact of the matter is 
that it is kept locked at all times. The independents have used 
it for a i)arty exactly once, the evening of December 16. 

The doors to the meeting rooms are kept locked all morning. 
One poor fellow I know was supposed to examine an art exhibit 
in them for an Art class. But because of Mr. Chisholm's over- 
worked key chain, he was imable to do so. 

Bob Ause says that "the renovation of the Rathskellar and the 
shifting of furnishings in the upperclass lounge has allowed for 
a better atmosphere for small informal discussion and conversa- 
tion." Unfortunately, Mr. Ause does not have all the facts. As was 
l)rought out in the Saturday issue, the Rathskellar is kept under 
lock and key. The furniture shifting that does so much for the 
lounge was done one afternoon by seven irate non-affiliates (I 
was not one of tliem) who were fed up because the locked doors 
by the snack bar had made the upperclass loinige a mere corridor. 
In this situation the previous furniture arrangement had made it 
extremely difficult to hold informal conversations without some- 
one walking directly between the talkers. 

The attitude of tlie Baxter Hall high command seems to call 
for efficiency first, last and always. Perhaps one independent was 
not so far wrong when he characterized that attitude in these 
words: "If it wasn't for these °°°° students, we could run this 
place efficiently." I rather had the impression that the Student 
Union was built for the students' use and benefit. 
Respectfully, 

Richard C. Schneider 



LUPO 
Skilled Shoe Repair 
foot of Spring Street 



BELL SYSTEM 

I EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUKITIES 



in 

V PHYSICAL SCIENCES 

V SOCIAL SCIENCES 

V ARTS 

On March 20, 1956, representatives of the 
following Bell System Companies will be 
available for employment interviews: 

Bell Telephone Laboratories 
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Companies 
New England Telephone and Telegraph Company 
New York Telephone Company 

Contact your College Placement Office for 
time and place of appointments. 

The 
MEW ENG-.AND TElBpllOnE AND TELEGRAPH 



FILMS IN REVIEW 



WALDEN 

"ON THE WATERFRONT' witli Marlon Brando, Eva Marie 
Saint and Lee I. Cobb, plus "BORN VESIERDAV " with Judy 
Holliday, BroJerick Crawford, and William llolden - Wed- 
nesday and Thursday 

"THE DEEP BLUE SEA" witli Vivian Leigh and Kenneth Moore 
- Friday 

"30 SECONDS OVER TOKYO" with Spencer Tracy - Saturday 

"INDIAN FIGHTER" with Kirk Douglas, plus "THE CURL IN 
THE RED VELVET SWING" with Joiin C;ollins - Sunday 
and Monday 

■ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT" with Lew Ayres 
plus "I \NSS> A MALE WAR BRIDE" with Gary Grant and 
Anne Sheridan - Tuesday and Wednesday 
MOHAWK 

"PICNIC"" with William Holden, Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell 
and Susan Strasburg, plus a 15-niinute short "THE WON- 
DERS OF MANHATTAN"" - Wednesday thru Wednesday 
PARAMOUNT 

"THE BENNY GOODMAN STORY " with Steve Allen and Dona 
Reed - Wednesday tliru Wednesday 
CAPITOL, PITTS. 

"OUR MISS BROOKS" with Eve Arden, plus "THE STEEL JUN- 
GLE" with Perry Lopez - Wedueschiy thru Saturday 
LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME" witli Doris Day and James Cagney 
plus "BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK" with Spencer Tracy - 
Simday thru Tuesday 

"MR. ROBERTS"' with Henry Fonda and James Cagney plus 
"REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE" with James Dean - Wednes- 
day thru Saturday 

ADAMS, Adams 

'THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW"' with Barbara Stanwyck and 
Fred MacMurray plus "THE SPOILERS" with Jeff Chandler 
and Anne Baxter - Wednesday thru Saturday 
HELL ON FRISCO BAY" with .Alan Ladd and Edward G. Rob- 
inson plus Alfred Hitchcock's "THE TROUBLE WITH HAR- 
RY" - Sunday thru Tuesday 

"FOREVER DARLING"" with Lucille Ball, and "THE RETURN 
OF JACK SLADE"" with John Erickson - Wednesday thru 
Saturday 



Listen to WMS 
650 on Your Dial 



LETTER TO ALL WILLIAMS STUDENTS: 

For you there is something new in town. You might coll it a 
rediscovery — The New "Y" Restaurant. We have redesigned our 
restaurant with on aim to please particularly you, the Williams 
student. 

We offer you a choice of either American or Italian food. If your 
preference is American food, we hove several delicious dinners and o 
large selection of sandwiches. If you prefer Italian food, our menu in- 
cludes Pizza, spaghetti, grinders, and ten inch hot dogs, to mention a 
few. Of course, PIZZA is our speciolty, and we hove twelve different 
kinds — a twelve inch pizza costs as little as o dollor. 

We hove entirely redecorated the interior of the restaurant 
and are sure that you will enjoy its light and pleasant atmos- 
phere. From our attractive new bar we have beer and wine for 
you to enjoy with your dinner. The interior has been enlarged: 
we hove a new floor and a new heating and ventilation system. 
For your enjoyment there is a shuffle-alley ond a juke box. 
These changes hove been student advised and we hope that they 
will please you. 

We sincerely wish that our restauront will become a favor- 
ite meeting place of Williams students and their dates. When 
you come down, give us any suggestions that you think would 
improve the new "Y" Restauront. 
Feb. 1 1, 1951 



Sincerely yours, 
Eva and Don Jones 
Proprietors of the "Y" 



RrtJouront 



P. S. We ore located down by the Roilroo^ itatlon, ond our hours ore 
from 8 A. M. to 1 A, M. (12 P. M. on Soturdoys) and we ore closed 
on Sundays. Why not hove some PIZZAS delivered to your house? 
Phone 638. 



TACONIC 
Lumber and Hardware Co. 



G«org« W. Shryvtr 



Pater B. Schryver 



Headquorteri for Quality Merchandise Since 1889 



DID YOU KNOW 

THAT YOU HAVE A PLACE IN NEW YORK? 

It's the Williams Club at 24 E. 39th St. Its pleasant 
rooms ore yours at speciol undergraduate rates . . . 
Your date will love the Lodies Cocktail Lounge and 
Dining Rooms . . . 

The W^xams C\\Ai 

24 East 39th Street 

It's Your Club — We Hope You'll Use It 

Undergraduatet are alwayi weleoma 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

To the Editor of the UECJOltU; 

Althon^h the HECOUO editorial of Mareh iO did not wisii (o 
deal with personalitii's, we feel that the total effect may have plac- 
ed Senor lie l.ahij^uera, the Director of Student Union Activities, 
in a derogatory light. No one lias worked harder lor the success nf 
Uaxter liall than Senor lie l.ahiguera. In fact, he has been atteiii|). 
ting to seeine many of the improvements suggested in vonr rdi- 
torial. Therefore, the implied, if nnintentional criticism of "il,,. 
Senor" which some people have found in vour editorial is nii|ii>t 
and unwarranted. 

Hichard Warsaw •,5() 
Edward Schwartz '.'jf) 

{Editon iiotf. The Rl'.C.(yiil), as .■itulid, had no inlcnlioii ;}j 
placing Senor Dv Luhitiiiria in a "dcroffilon/ liiiht". We haw nl. 
wat/s held tlw Senor in the hiiiliext esteem. There i.v no (/Ke.vd n 
()/ his sincere devotion to linxler Hull and to till Williunis sttide v. 

The unfortunate aspect is that oeeasionallij intentions uml 
final effects do not neecssarih/ loiiK'ide. In this insttnice, the ikj ic 
of De Lahiguera and Student Union have become si/noniinn is 
in tlw iidnds of muni/ students. 'Therefore, ichen one is criticiz' d, 
both feel the pain. Alllwufih the HTXX'UI) .still pleads for i „■ 
provcnwnls in the Student I'nion, il aixilofiiies to Senor De I ; 
hif^uera for the inconveniences caused. We realize that he has .1- 
wai/s worked for the welfare of the studeiUs and know that nc 
shall continue to do so.) 




On Camp 



'U^ >fex5hukan 



(Author of -Biirefool Hoy inr/i Cheek," etc.) 



HOW TO BE A THUMPING BIG SUCCP^SS 
ON CAMPUS 

While up in the attic last week hidlnir from n bill collector 1 
came arnws a letter, yellow now with ajie, that dear old Dad hud 
sent nu' when 1 was a freshman. I read the letter again and 
recalled, with many a sitth and not a few tears, what an inspira- 
tion it hud been to me hack in my freshman days. I reproduce it 
below in the hope that it may liuht your way as it did mine. 

"Dear Son, (Dad always called me Son. This was short for 
Sonnenberg, which was originally my first name. I later traded 
it with .1 man named Max. fie threw in two outtielders and a left- 
handed pitcher . . . But I digress.) 

"Dear Son, (Dad wrote) 

"I suppose you are finding college very big and bewildering, 
and maybe a little frightening too. Well, it need not be that 
way if you will follow a few simple rules. 

"First of all, if you have any problems, take them to your 
teachers. They want to help you. That's what they are there for. 
Perhaps they do seem rather aloof and fcu-bidding. Imt that i.s 
only because they are so busy. Voii will find your teachers warm 
as toast and friendly as pups if ynu will call on them at an hour 
when they are not overly busy. Four a.m., for instance. 

"Second, learn to budget your time. What with classes, activi- 
ties, studying, and social life all competing for your time, it is 
easy to fall into sloppy habits. You must set up a rigid schedule 
and stick to it. Remember, there are only 21 hours in a day. 
Three of these hours are spent in class. For every hour in class, 
you must, of course, spend two hours studying. So there go six 
more hours. Then, as everyone knows, for every hour of study- 
ing, you must spend two hours sleeping. That accounts for an- 
other twelve hours. Then there arc meals-two hours each for 
breakfast and lunch, three hours for dinner. Never forget, Son- 
nenberg, you must chew each mouthful 288 limes. You show 
me a backward student, and I'll show you a man who bolts 
his food. 

"But college is more than just sleeping, eating, and studying. 
There are also many interesting and broadening activities, and 
you would be cheating yourself if you neglected them. You'll 
want to give at least an hour a day to the campus newspaper and 
yearbook, and, of course, another hour each to the dramatic and 
music clubs. And let's say a total of three hours daily to the 
stamp club, the foreign affairs club, and the debating society. 
Then, of course, a couple of hours for fencing and bird-walking, 
a couple more for square dancing and basket weaving, and one 
or two for cribbage and ice-sculpturing. 

"Finally, we come to the most important part of each dny-what 
I call 'The Quiet Time.' This is a period in which you renew 
yourself-/)/,s( relax avri think green tliougltts and smoke Philip 
Morris Cigarette.s. 




^. ^v 



"<^^... 



"Why Philip Morris? because they are the natural comple- 
ment to an active life; they are gentle, thev are benign, they 
are tranquil, they are a treat to the tired, a boon to the spent, a 
haven to the .storm-tossed. That's why. 

"Well. Sonnenberg, I guess that's about all. Your mother sends 
her love. She has just finished putting up rather a large batch 
of pickles-in fact. 350,000 jars. I told her that with you away 
at school, we would not need so many, but lovable old Mother 
is such a creature of habit that though T hit her quite hard 
several times, she insisted on going ahead. 

Your ever lovin' 

Dad." 

OMai Rhiilmin. ISM 

Ailriee to frmhmrn I, nor ihr huninrn nf ihr makrrii of Philip 
Morrill, ipoptort of ihin rnliimn. Itiil cigarrllrii for fmhmrn II. Alio 
Citarellri for upprrclniim.ii. grniluniP .liirfrnl., profi. rfran., ond 
erprrbody- rlie uho enjoyi n ginlle, modi-rn .moAr. We mean Philip 
lUorrli, of corrlit 



THE WILLIAMS KECORD, WEDNESDAY, MAHCII \4. UKO 



Athletic Director's Varied Duties 
Keep Thorns Busy With Details 
Of Money, Schedules, Oiticials 

liy C.lwt Im.scII 

Editor's Note: This i.v ilir lasl in a scries of two articles to ui)- 
ficar on the duties of the Aildctic Director. 

AloiiH Willi liis liaiidliiij; ol traii.spoiUitiuii ;iik1 sdicdiiiiiin 
iis desciilx'd in l;ist wi'ck's iiiticic, Frank Tlionis also ociiipics liis 
lime with othi'i phases ol the WiMiaiiis Allik'tie pro>;rain. lie iiiakcs 
all the aiiaiiKi'HicMls hir mum! and hotel aceoniniodations for 
away j;anie.s. Meal money is snpplied to the players hy him fnjm 
the tieasmcr's otiice after the nnmber ol men ^""1^ on each trip 
IS told him hy the student inanaj;er ol that pailieiilai sport. Also, 
traininj; meals are set I))' 'I'lioins in liaxter Hall hotli for the lOplis 
,iml <'\i'n visitinj^ teams hy special re<|iiest. "1 don't know what we 
(litl helore we j;()t it. Haxter Hall has provided thi' c()llei;e with a 
(rood set-up, " says 'I'homs, 

Thoms appoints the officials for basketball, hockey, swimminj; 
Ijaseball and track while a New Eiij^laiid Association decides on 
those for football, soccer, lacrosse, and wrestling. The other spoits 
lake care of themselves. However, his choice is (piite limited, as, 
for example, in basketball one official is allowed only tlire(' lioiiii 
panics a year and thus competition for the j;ood ones is '.^reat. 
\ll checks lor ollicials are ac((iiired throuf^h his ollice also. 
Abiiioti 

Aluiniii, says Thorns, have an important place in the colleirc 
.ilhletic picture all the way from their letters and plioiu^ calls ask 
iiig for this and that to suKK<'stiiijI a ^ood prospect for the next 
year's Ireshman class. However, tlierc are very few complaints 
made to Thoms by lormer uiideij;raduatcs on the <|uality of \Vi 
Hams teams. It is more likely that they will ask Thoms to supply 
I hem with tickets for a bit; );ame, etc. 

.Mumni increase the constant ijrcssuie to schedule ffmd teams 
tor Heunions. Freshman I'aieiit's Day and Sjirinj; Parent's Day, 
which alonj; with the thrive llouseparty weekends, are one of 
Ihoiiis' hif^nest lieadaeli<'s. It is impossible to >;et top teams every 
\car on these bir dates and Thoms receives criticism and com- 
plaints when such a situation arises. .Mumni ai<' a f^reat help 
ihounh, Thoms admits, in iiillueiicing promising athletes to come 
1(1 Williams. Sinei' a boy can f^et no financial aitl here whalsoeser 
hir athletics alone, any pressure that can be bioui;ht to hear on 
,1 well-idiiiid<'d individual with some ability in sports bv anvone. 
may hi'll) in shapini; his linal choice. However, Mr. Oopeland. 
head ol the admisions department, has the linal sav on all those 
who seek admission, on the basis of scholastic ability above all. 
even thouj;h he is olteii advised to look at a boy closely hy Thoms 
or another of the athletic dep;uiiiient, 

Otiur Vrohlema 

The very heavy correspondence he receives daily on all sorts 
111 subjects takes up much of Thorns' time. Letters may deal with 
any topic ranj;iii)^ from scheduliiii;, cancellations, new rules, of- 
licials and prolessional scouts askini; lor baseball schedules to 
those from alumni, those on Sprint; trips .south, conferences and 
elij;ibility, contracts lor each game and those asking for ticket 
elianw's. In coiinection with this. Thoms says one of his toui;hest 
problems is the handliiit; ol the Homecoming; lootball t;aiiie each 
year with Ed liullock, when he must check all ap|)lications, mail- 
ing; ol tickets and handllnt; of hinds. 

Maintenance problems also iiixdive the Director ol .\tliletics 
He works on these along with I'cter Welanet/. Sii|)erinteiideiit of 
('.rounds and linildings. There is an athletic grounds crew with 
the Hnildings and Grounds Department which devotes all its time 
111 sports maintenance. Thoms tells Welanet/. what needs to be 
dune and the grounds crew takes om'i Iniin there. 

Keeping up the liocke\' rink takes uj) most ot the time in the 
Winter along with keeping the liasketb.ill floor in shape or pro- 
\idiug extra bleacliers. Clettiiig the tennis courts ready in the 
Spring is a particular problem along with the \ arious athletic tields. 
Also all athletic equipment is ordered through 'rhiim's office. .\s 
Thoms sets a budget fur excrv sport according to what experience 
has taught him, he cheeks each coach for whai h.v needs and sonii 
times gives him more or less than he is asked for. Thorns does not 
set the coaches' .salaries but he is called into consultation on 
them. 

Athletic Vublicitij 

Thoms plays a very important part when the college is look 

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Swimmers Regain New England Crown 




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Spring Sports Commence Practice; 
YankuSy Hatch Lead Baseball Team 

Wednesday, March f4 - .Mthongh the ground is still covered 
with snow, the winter season is finished at VVilliams as far as ath- 
letic coinpetition is concerned. Practice for .spring sjjorts with the 
exception of goll, began last week in preparation for the coming 
Southern trips oxer tlii' spring recess. 

Coach Hiihln (Toombs has already started working out his 
battery men in the cage, with both O 
var.sity and fre.shmen reporting 



The squad's number one pitcher 
is Tom Yanku.s who starred for the 
Ephs last season. Headed by Caii- 
lain John Hatch, a team oi 18 
men will no on a tour at the end of 
the month against teams in North 
Carolina and New Jersey. 

I..across Plans Nn Triii 

Led by Co-captains Wally Jen- 
sen and Ben Oxnard. Coacii Clar- 
ence Chaffee's tennis squad has 
started practice in the ,.?ymnasium. 
11 players will leave fur an ex- 
tensive tour of southeni colleges 
March 24. Although without the 
services of last year's number one 
man, Bill Cullen, the team should 
be well-balanced. Last year, the 
Ephs won the New Englands. 

Coach Tony Plansky Las starti;d 
getting this year's track team, 
paced by Captain Andy Smith, in- 
to shape prior to their scheduled 
southern trip. This yetr's Lacrosse 
team will be coached by Jim Os- 
tendarp, whose freshman football 
and wrestling teams were unde- 
feated and Little Three cham- 
pions. So far the new coach has 
been trying to get a look at the 
available talent. No spring trip 
has been planned tor the squad 
which has been working out in the 
gymnasium. 



ing for a replacement for a coach 
that ha.s left, as has Bob Clifford 
recently. All applications are 
screened by him with the help of 
Len Waiters and all the most like- 
ly candidates are interviewed per- 
sonally. President Baxter and a 
member of the Athletic Council 
are brought in on the final choice. 

All athletic publicity is super- 
vised by Thoms. This includes 
game program concessions and the 
releases put out by the News Bu- 
reau. At odd times during the year 
the athletic head may travel to 
conventions and speak to alumni 
groups. Recently he hit foiu' cities 
after attending the NCAA Con- 
ference in Los Angeles. Also the 
gate receipts from different con- 
tests goes through his office. "The 
average made every year at the 
gate is around $20,000" says Thoms 
and without this the cost of ath- 
letics would far exceed its $70,000 
a year. 

He is not dissatisfied with the 
present hockey set-up but admits 
work is being done towards getting 
a cover for the rink. The acquisi- 
tion of a cage would run into big 
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Eph Squads Win 
Six League Titles 

Frosh Teams Lead 
With Four Crowns 



By Chuck Dunkel 

Sunday, Mar. 11 - 'With the 'Wil- 
liams winter teams having recent- 
ly completed their schedules, the 
fall and winter athletic seasons 
are now events of the past, and 
the time has ai-rived to look back 
over the first two-thirds of the 
year. The real tests of any ath- 
letic team are the league games, 
and so the final Little Tliree 
standings determine our most suc- 
cessful teams. This college year 
Williams has captured six cham- 
pionships in the Little Three. 

The fall season marked the low 
point in league competition for 
Williams, with only the freshman 
football winning the Little Thiee 
Crown. Led by co-captains Stu 
Wallace and Tom Heekin, the 
frosh rolled over Wesleyan 43-6 
and smashed Amherst 52-0, to con- 
clude a perfect 5-0 season. Coach 
OstendaiT) alternated two complete 
and equally strong teams, raising 
hopes high for an improved var- 
sity team next fall. 

Williams Dominates 

The winter season brought a 
great comeback in Eph athletics, 
as the varsity swimming, varsity 
squash, frosh swimming, frosh bas- 
ketball, and frosh wrestling squads 
captured league titles. Coach Bob 
Muir's varsity swimming team 
downed Wesleyan 50-34 and edged 
Amherst 43-41 to gain its thir- 
teenth consecutive Little Three 
Crown, a record unprecedented in 
league history. The frosh swim- 
mers also copped the title, as co- 
captains Chip Ide and Alex Reeves 
led the strong squad to a 48-26 
margin over Wesleyan and a 45-30 
triumph down at Amherst. The 
varsity squash team completely 
dominated the league, downing 
both Amherst and Wesleyan by 9-0 
scores. 

The frosh basketball team won 
its first league title in 6 years, as 
Coach Coombs' squad beat the 
Cardinals 83-70 and edged Am- 
herst 79-71. on the way to a 13-2 
season. Another championship 
Purple outfit was the frosh wrest- 
ling team, which concluded an un- 
defeated season by winning the 
New England championship. Coach 
Ostendarp's great squad beat Wes- 
leyan 23-5 and then shut out the 
Jeffs 25-0. The varsity hockey 
See Page 4, Col. 8 




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Dietz, Frosh Relay Lower Marks 
As Muirmen Top Fighting UConn 

By Simerul Buitclt 
(Cambridge, .Mass., .March 10 - Led by co-captain Bill [eiiks 
and captain-elect Pete Dietz, the VVilliams varsity swimming team 
today regained the New England Intercollegiate Swimming Cham- 
pionship which it lost last year by dint of a premature jump in 
the final relay. Once again the final relay was tlie deciding factor 
ill the championship. Although Williams was third in this race, 
the Ephs obtained sufficient points to maintain their hard-earned 
edge over a fighting and upset-minded Connecticut squad. The 
team gathered ,57 points, two points above UConn. .Amherst was 
fourth. 

Peter Dietz broke the MIT pool record in the 220 yard free- 
style trials yesterday afternoon. The freshman 400 yard freestyle 
ri'lay team broke the standing New England recoitl in the fresh- 
man event with a 3:36.6 perlormance, 3.3 seconds below the old 
riH.()rd. 

Medk'i/ Reltiii Wins 
The 300 vard medley rela\' team started out in Iroiit with 
Pete Lewis leading off but fell slightly behind when Bowdoin's 
ace backstroke Bob Plonde put on the pressure. Boh Severance 
ill the breaststroke leg regained some of the lost ground, and Bill 
Jenks in the freestyle leg pulled ahead to clinch the win. The 
dis(|ualification of two of the medley relay teams in the finals 
had no effect on the Williams place, but Connecticut gained a 
\aluahle second place in this manner. The Williams team did 
not break its newly i-ecognized NEIS.A record of 2:54.4. 

Peter Dietz won both the 220 
and 440 by reasonably comfortable 
margins which added welcome 
points to the Eph column. Am- 
herst's Bob Keiter tied the MIT 
pool and NEISA record of 22.7 set 
I by Williams' Dick Martin in the 50, 
and in the 100 he narrowly edged 
out Connecticut's Maxwell in a 
fast 51.8 performance. The Wil- 
liams team, which placed at least 
one man in each event and two in 
two events, got its only double 
iJlace in the 50 where co-captains 
Kirt Gardner and Bill Jenks took 
third and fourth place respectively. 
Gardner also took fourth in the 
100. 

Lewis Takes Second 
Pete Lewis turned in a 200 
yard backstroke performance just 
slightly above his college record 
in the event. Nevertheless he was 
unable to gain a lead over Bow- 
doin's Bob Plourde and had to take 
a second place. 

Bob Severance placed fifth in 
the 150 yard individual medley for 
the Purple squad. Fred Corns, who 
edged out Barry Buckley in the 
trials by .2 second, took sixth place 
in the 200 yard breaststroke. 

Buster Grossman took second 
place in the fancy diving and Bob 
Jones, who placed seventh in the 
trials, finished out of the point 
column. Grossman had won the 
preliminaries but was bettered in 
the finals by Pete Grundy of 
Connecticut. 

The Williams Freshman 400 
yard freestyle relay team of frosh 
co-captains Chip Ide and Alex 
Reeves with Marty Mennen and 
Jack Hyland took an early lead in 
both the trials and the finals 
which it stretched to about 60 
feet by the end of each contest. 



Coach Muir 
Pete Dietz. 



and captain-elect 



Staiford Reaches 
Semi -Final Place 



Squash Doubles Contest 
Goes to Purple Team 



Middletown, Conn.. Mar. 10 - Ol- 
lie Stafford. Williams' number orie 
squash player reached the semi- 
finals of the National Intercolle- 
giate Squash Tournament but lost 
to M. I. T.'s Juan HermosiUa today 
at Wesleyan College. Stafford ad- 
vanced to the semi-finals after a 
brilliant series of victories which 
appear to assure him the ranking 
of number three collegiate player 
in the United States. 

In reaching the semis, the Eph 
ace defeated John Clearwater who 
is first man from Navy by a 3-1 
count, and then proceeded to quick 
victories over Reed Williamson 
from Yale and Dan Gardiner from 
Princeton. However, in the next to 
last round, Stafford ran into the 
picture game of HermosiUa whose 
great speed and skill prevailed over 
the well placed strokes of the Wil- 
liams star. The score of the match 
which was 15-12, 15-8 and 15-13 
does not reveal the closeness of 
the play which lasted almost an 
hour. 

National Doubles Champs 

Perhaps the biggest surprise of 
the tourney was the victory in the 
doubles by Tom Jones and Sam 
Fells which makes them the Na- 
tional Intercollegiate Doubles 
Squash Champions. They defeated 
Ted Wiedeman from Amherst and 
Bill Crumm from Ai-my in the fi- 
nals. In the singles, Jones, Eells, 
and Scott Wood all won their fiist 
round matches, but were defeated 
in the next round. The showing of 
the Ephs in the tournament to- 
gether wlt'n their season's record. 
See Page 4, Col. 3 



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To Start Tuesday 



Phi Gam Hockey Team 
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Wednesday. Mar. 14 - The intra- 
mural basketball program at 'Wil- 
liams has finished its regular sea- 
son, and three teams remain in 
the running for top honors. The 
Phi Gams won their division title, 
compiling a perfect 8-0 season 
mark. Results from the other 
bracket show two squads dead- 
locked at the top of the heap. The 
Chi Psi's. losers only to the Theta 
Delts, and the DU's who dropped 
a lone contest to the Chi Psi's. 
will meet In a play-off Tuesday 
afternoon to determine the Phi 
Gams' opponent in the final. The 
championship contest is scheduled 
for Friday. March 23. 

The men from Phi Gamma Delta 
also dominated the hockey league 
play, as they defeated the AD's, 
March 1. in a rough-and-tumble 
championship game by the score 
of 5-2. Ned Dever and Ricky Pow- 
er accounted for all the victor's 
scoring, and goalie Bill Taggart 
registered nineteen saves. 



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THE WILLIAMS HECORD, WEDNESDAY, MAIJCII 11, i95() 



Crowds Judge Frosh - Soph Smash 
A Success as Over 250 Attend 



Ralph Stuart Entertains 
At Dance Highlighting 
'Slack Season' Binge 



Sunday, Mar. 11 - According to 
all reports, the third annual Frosh- 
Soph Smash seems to have ac- 
complished the two-fold purpose 
of its master planners and assured 
the prospects of a fourth Frosh- 
Soph Smash next year. 

First: A break between winter 
and spring Houseparties was pro- 
vided for a Boodly portion of the 
classes of '58 and '59 with a hand- 
ful of Juniors and Seniors also 
taking advantage of the invitations 
extended by Freshman Social 
Committee Chairman Herb Var- 
num. There were between 100 and 
125 couples and numerous stags 
sipping Orange Blossoms while 
digging the jazz of "Phirmey's Fa- 
vorite Five" (plus two) at the af- 
ternoon cocktail party in the Rath- 
skellar. 

"The Mountains. . ." 

Second: The feeling of unity be- 
tween classes which reached its 
low, low point in the Frosh-Soph 
riots of October was considerably 
strengthened by the time Ralph 
Stuart and his orchestra packed 
away their very musical instru- 
ments at the witching hour to con- 
clude an evening of dancing. 

Apparently forgetting the shav- 
ed heads, broken doors, and flood- 
ed stairways of previous encoun- 
ters, the two classes laughed, jok- 
ed and generally made merry while 
"swinging with Stuart" and ap- 
plauding the harmony and antics 
of the Williams Freshman Octet. 
God Rest Ye Merry, 

The Freshman revelers did not 
forget their own class ties, how- 
ever, as much effusive good will, 
probably inspired by the Chef's de- 
lightfully rare Filet Migncn, was 
in evidence in the Freslimaii Din- 
ing Hall. In their eagerness to 
greet their fellow Classmates (and 
dates), many freshmen could not 
contain themselves ind table-hop- 
ping was the cry of the night. 

When all was finally o'er, the 
ratio of Fi-eshman Quad windows 
broken to alcohol consumed was 
surprisingly and pleasurably small. 
Thus, the 1956 Smash should go 
down in the Williams College 
Buildings and Grounds records as 
a model of undestructive merry- 
making! 



Honors . . . 

Geology 5. SI 03 deals with Geo- 
synclines, and Geology 8 is pre- 
requisite. The final seminar, S104, 
studies the "Development of Geo- 
logic Thought", and this will 
be taken only by Geology hon- 
ors students. The first two semi- 
nars are open to those outside the 
major who are qualified. Geology 
honors men must have taken 
Chemistry 1-2 sometime before or 
during the junior year. Unlike 
most subjects, the 3-4 course is 
not required for the major, but 7-8 
is. 



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Ralph Stuart 

Schuman . . . 

the League of Composers Award. 

He also won the first annual 
award of the New York Critics 
Circle in 1940 for his "Symphony 
Number 111", and was similarly 
honored in 1951-52 for "Judith". 
The National Association of Amer- 
ican Composers Award of Merit 
went to Dr. Schuman in 1941-42. 

International Faine 

Many of Dr. Schuman's works 
have been widely performed, both 
in this country and abroad, and 
his talent is internationally ap- 
preciated. His best known pieces 
include several symphonies and 
string quartets, and "American 
Festival Overture", "William Bill- 
ings Overture", "Circus Overture", 
a Concerto for Piano and Orches- 
tra, and a concerto for Violin and 
Orchestra. He has also written two 
Secular Contatas: "This is Our 
Time" and his Prize-winning "A 
Free Song". "Credendum", Dr. 
Schuman's latest work, had its 
premiere performance last night 
in Philadelphia. 

Among the organizations that 
have commissioned the eminent 
composer to do major works are 
the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge 
Foundation, the Koussevitzky Mu- 
sic Foundation, Ballet Theatre, the 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, and 
the Dallas Symphony League. 

Dr. Schuman received his B S. 
in 1935 and his M.A. in 1937. both 
from Columbia, and holds honor- 
ary degrees from Columbia. Chi- 
cago Musical College, Wisconsin 
University, The Philadelphia Con- 
servatory of Music, and the Cin- 
cinnati College of Music. After 
serving on the faculty at Juilliard 
for ten years, he v>fas made Pre- 
.sldent of that institution in 1945. 



"looking at the slradows of reality 
and not reality itself". To the 
early Cliristian, the hope of glory 
"was the hope of splendor and of 
meaning. While it lasted, it was 
the moral fiber of the Christian 
community." 

We are losing the hope of glory 
because of psychology and realism. 
Materialism has caused us to ex- 
change it for "prosperity". But 
|)i'ospcrity is only a temporary 
comfort. In today's society, how- 
ever, we tend to think of the pre- 
„Ml instead of the future. The lit- 
.le that remains, pointed out Dr. 
N.ebuhr, "manifests itself when 
we endure those things we did not 
believe we could endure." 

Graduate of Elmhurst 

Dr. Niebuhr is brother of the 
noted theologian Reinhold Nie- 
buhr. A graduate of Elmhurst Col- 
lege and Eden Theological Semi- 
nary, Dr. Niebuhr holds an M.A. 
and a Ph. D. from Yale. He sei'ved 
for several years as President of 
Elmhuist College, and has been 
on the Yale faculty for almost 
thirty years. An informal dinner 
was served at the Congregational 
Church following Chapel and pro- 
ceeding the ensuing discussion 
period. Dr. Niebuhr answered sev- 
eral questions which were asked 
of him following his talk. 



NEWS IN BRIEF 



Stafford 



virtually assures them of a rank- 
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country. 

Eells and Jones elected to take 
part in the doubles tournament 
after they had lost in the second 
singles, and had their choice of 
either participating in a consola- 
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was Eells' first doubles tourney. 



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Fifty Collej^e and Seeoiiilary .school teachers of biology will 
discuss the advanced placement |)rou;iain in secoiidarv schools 
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Debate 



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tem of unemployment compensa- 
tion does not begin to cover all 
workers in these three divisions. 
The negative argued that a 
guaranteed annual wage was not 
necessary because of the unpre- 
cedented prosperity which we en- 
joy. They also pointed out that 
such a program was unnecessary, 
impractical, and financially im- 
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been in better shape, that unem- 
ployment was down to four per 
cent of the working force and 
that wages have increased at a 
faster rate than has the cost of 
living. 



Pynchon . . . 

classes in English and, in addition, 
will probably do some coaching in 
both hockey and lacrosse on the 
JV or "Club" level. 

The Administration has not yel 
announced its choice for the '.a- 
cated post. An offer has been 
made to a recent graduate, but no 
official announcement ha.i been 
made yet. 

Pynchon added that another 
factor influencing his decision wa.s 
thai hi.i new job, beiii^ only ol 
nine moiatis' duration, would en- 
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First Weekend Causes 
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Saturday. Mar. 17 - Cla.s.se.s 
.larted Wednesday for 300 Ber- 
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iLse of the vacation is to let the 
p. lis learn from life the lessons 
.'111' can never find in a classroom. 
The RECORD'S B-town corres- 
pondent, who covered the betiin- 
ninB of the new term, reports that 
he is amazed at the amount the 
average Bli'l learned during the 
iliree months. "It even beats S. L. 
,iiid M." he claims. 

NUT I>rofrs.sionii 

Information on what the ulrls 
did during their three months 
absence is now being compiled by 
the MRT office. Preliminary infor- 
mation indicates that there will be 
more filing clerks than actresses, 
writers, artists, or even cigarette 
girls. Last year's files — they are 
not written in secret code— reveal 
that the preponderance of girls 
were secretaries. 

Yet *here are ul'.vii;*:: a certain 
number who defy tradition and end 
up with a really unusual job— like 
the girl last year who worked for 
"Confidential" Mag. Several years 
ago. another girl spent NET 
ghost-writing a teen-age pioblem 
column in a newspaper. 

As per usual, there were a num- 
ber of girls who spent NRT as ge- 
ologists — of the matrimonial vari- 
ety. The number of girls who have 
picked up two or three carat rocks 
will come as a shock to many. 
One notable wa.s that of Pam Bat- 
ty to Bill Beck. Dartmouth '55. 
who spent the winter skiing for the 
U.S. Olympic team at Cortina. She 
^pent part of the winter in Cor- 
ina and part working a.s a .ski- 
ijum I no libel intended) in Stowe, 
Vt. 



Stickles Appears 
In California Play 

Former Williams Actor 
Gets Part ■with Horton 



Saturday, Mar. n - Paul Stick- 
les '57. who was active in Williams 
College Cap and BelLs productions 

luring the past two years, and 
who was a member of last year's 
Willlamstown Summer Theatre rc- 
■iident company, is playing in "Tlie 
White Sheep of the Family." now 
being presented at the Pasadena 

California) playhou.se. Stickles 
left Williams this fall in order to 
make his way in the theatrical 
world on the West Coast. Featured 
in this play with him are Edward 
Kverett Horton, Laura Lb Plante 
and Louise Lorimer. 

The Playhouse program has this 
to say about Stickles, alongside 
of a picture of the actor: "Paul 
Stickles, the 'white sheep' is an- 
other recent arrival from the East. 
Ho did most of his playing in and 
.ivound Wimamstown, Mass.. where 
he attended Williams College." 

"In the Willlamstown Summer 
Theatre Foundation, he played 
Judge Hawthorne, the terrifying 
iudge In 'The Crucible"; Alan, 
the silk-stocking lover in 'Picnic'; 
and Bertram in 'Ondlne'. Other 
roles (with Cap and Bells) 
have Included Apollo in 'Even the 
Qods', Homer In 'Command Deci- 
sion' and Petruchlo In 'The Tam- 
ing of the Shrew'," 




woe Announces 
1956-57 Board 



Philosophy Department Revises 
Honors Program Requirements; 
Psychology Offers Thesis Only 

/)(/ Dick Dm.ia 
Editors note: 

Tim is llw niiilli in a africs of (iiiiclis clcaliii<i willi tlw rcno- 
viilvd honors pronriim. and will discuss tlw Pliilosopliii and Psij- 
clioloiiii Dcpartnwnls. 'I'lic hist in the scries uill appear in Wed- 
ncsdaijs issue, trcalinii, the Bioloi;,!/ niiijor. 

Tile I'liiloscipliv OcpartLncrit, like so nianv otlicrs. will offi'r 
a lu'w pri)i;rani liir its lioiiors aspirants in tho Class of 19.58 and af- 
tcrwarils. 'I'lic old program, consisting cxclusivt'ly of a written 
thesis, will be krpi as an altcrnatiw program. 

.Ml I'liilosopliv honors candidalcs will enroll lor two seniin- 
ai's m the |oiiior year. 1 he lirsl ot these, I'liilosopliv .SlOl. is en- 
titled "Tlie I'liilosoplu' ol I'latci". and is a niueli I'xijanded and 
more detailed stiidv ol the Oialoi^iies, |)revioiislv read in Philoso- 
phv '3. The SI02 seminar is a study of the nature ol the mind. 
Kiiowledne ol the e.vtenial world, the problem ol truth, and the 
nature of jntlneiiienl. Willi these two courses completed, the hon- 
ors man may select two more seminars lor Ihe senior year, or he 
may choose to write a thesis under iiidiyidual superyisioii. 

/'.Vl/c/l()/(lf,'(/ 

Tlu' senior year seminars arc desiyiied lo i;i\(' the student a 
thorough baeki;roiiiid in, and kiiowledne of. contemporary philos- 
ophy. In Ihe first semester, a study will be maile o\ "I'hilosojjhy 
ill tlic N'iueteeiitli Cenlnrv", he(;inninj^ with the death of Kant. 
Sl()4 deals with "Selected Prohleins and Trends in Contemporary 
I'liilosopliv". 

The i'svelioloi^v Department will continue to restrict its hon- 
ors camlidales to a thesis program. 15ecau.se Psycholoify 1-2 is 
rarely (aken behire the sophomore year, honors courses will be 
noniiallv offered tu seniors only, by renisterini; in the senior thesis 
course. I'svcholoj^v U)'5-l()4. Howexcr, a student who wishes to be 
consideied as a einididate dnrini; the junior year should state his 
intention, (bus eiiablinn himself to be admitted to honois semin- 
ars in oilier departments. 1!\' permission of the de])artnients con- 
cerned, a jnnior may be ])erinitted to substitute one or two of 
the.se outside seiiiiiiais for parallel couises in his Psychology major. 
Earli/ Research 

If a junior honois candidate has special interests, and has 
demonstrated the aptitude necessary to profit from independent 
research and study, he may be permitted to register for 101-102. 
This course is designed to aid the student in selecting a topic for 
a thesis in the following veai. Ordinarily', |)<'rniissioii to take 101- 
102 will be contingent iiixin the student's having completed the 
cf|uivalent of two hill year courses in the major before the jnnior 
year. 

In the senior year, the normal procedure is to cany out a 
minor research project, the results of which will be- reported in 
an Iionors thesis. 



Social, College Councils Inaugurate Plan 
Whereby Sophomores Meet Major Professors 



Satiiri 
Council li 
will l)e al 
in which 
meetings 
March 19 



lav, March 17 - The C;oIIcge Council and the Social 
a\e inangnrated a new program whereby sojihomorcs 
lie to meet with faculty members of those denartinents 
tliev may be interested in majoring. The schedule of 
for this pnrpose is as follows 



Penny, Wagner Get 
Two Top Positions 

Saturday, Mar. 17 - The new 
Williams Outing Club has ap- 
pointed thirteen new members to 
the Outing Club Board. Tom Pen- 
ny '58. will be the 1957 Winter 
Carnival Chairman, and Dick 
Wagner '58. is the Head ot Trans- 
portation, Cabins. Trailii, and the 
new .ski jump plans. Penny is a 
member of Kappa Alpha while 
Wagner is affiliated with Phi Del- 
ta. 

Working under Wagner will be 
Eli Loranger '58. who is in charge 
of the Outing Club truck and Bill 
Booth '58. who is in charge of the 
Mad River Cabin. Dave Plater '58. 
and Bill Booth '58, are Member- 
ship and Publicity Chairman re- 
spectively. Plater is a Phi Delt 
and Booth a Saint. Larry Nilsen 
'58. is the new Outings and Pro- 
gram chairman. He is a member 
of Kappa Alpha and president of 
the Class of '58, 

Sandy Fetter '58, will take over 
the job of Chairman of Skiing, The 
members at large of the Outing 
Club for the new year are DeWitt 
Davis '57, Art Wilson '57, Nick 
Edwards '57. Tony Smith '57. and 
Sandy McOmber '57. The newly 
appointed members will take over 
their duties immediately. 



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Museum Exhibits 
One -Man Shows 



Beckman, Trapp Display 
Paintings, Lithography 



Saturday. Mar, 17 - Two one- 
man shows are currently on ex- 
hibit at the Lawrence Art Muse- 
um and will continue through the 
beginning of spring vacation. The 
paintings on exhibit are by the 
distinguished German expression- 
ist Max Beckman, and Frank An- 
derson Trapp, assistant professoi' 
of art at Williams. 

Fifteen paintings by Mr. Trapp 
constitute his first one-man show 
at Williams. However, his work 
has been exhibited in Pittsburijh 
and in several other art exhibits 
around the country. In the paint- 
ings displayed here, done within 
the past year and a half, the 33 
year-old artist has used abstract 
elements in basically reuresenta- 
tional figure pieces. Prices will be 
available to all who wish them on 
request. 

Beckman's Work 

Beckman's work has been se- 
cured through arrangements with 
the Museum of Modern Art and 
consists of 35 prints. Most of the 
prints are lithographs imade from 
stone) or dry points (made from 
copper plates), although a couple 
of woodcuts are Included, These 
prints represent work done from 
1911 to 1946. Especially noted in 
the exhibition is "The Night" 
which marks Beckman's transition 
from World War I years when his 
experiences as a corpsman in Bel- 
gium anc Fiance produced a great 
spiritual shock. 

Before this transition, Beckman 
studied at the Weimar School of 
Art and traveled to Florence and 
Paris. He studied the old Masters, 
particularly Plero della Francesca 
and French Primitives, and admir- 
ed the contemporary work of Ce- 
zanne and Van Gogh. The transi- 
tion of the war years moved him 
from a classically conceived style 
of painting to a reallst-lmpress- 
ionlst approach In which emotions 
play an Important part. During the 
post-war years Beckman's work 
evolved a complex personal sym- 
bolism. After the war, he came 
to the United States, and taught 
In St. Louis and Brooklyn. Beck- 
man died In 1950, but not before 
he had Influenced several young 
American artists. 



Pierson Speaks in Art Museum 
On Famous Architect, Richardson 

Thursday, .March 15 - "There is little in human actisity that 
Richardson's architecture didn't embrace", stated Professor Pier.son. 
Lectiuing before an overflow crowd :it Lawrence Art Museum 
today Pierson spoke on the topic, "II. II. Richardson: Romantic 
or .Modern':' ' 

In Richardson s repertoire ol buildings and structures are 
-O churches, stores, libraries, bridges 
and many houses of which "no 
two liouses are alike". One of the 
most famous of the Richardson 
creations is the Trinity Church in 
Boston, although he is known for 
many others including the court 
house in Pittsburgh and a ware- 
house in Chicago. 

Love L^nparalleled 

Born in Louisiana in a liberal 
environment. Richardson was al- 
lowed a great deal of freedom of 
thought. In 1859 he graduated 
from Harvard and shortly after 
went tc Paris where he studied for 
three years. When the legs of his 
family's fortune gave out from un- 
dei' him, Richardson was forced to 
go to work, and so when he re- 
turned to the states from Paris 
shortly after, he brought back with 
him a training in architecture un- 
paralleled. For Richardson, archi- 
tectm'e was a love unparalleled, 
greater even than that for his 
fiance. When he died some twenty 
years later, Richardson was at 
the head of his profession. 

Speaking on whether he could 
be termed modern. Pierson stated 
"it is my deep conviction that he 
is not". He w'as assumed to be a 
modernist because he followed 
these three concepts; an under- 
standing of the day, an organic 
nature and a structural method. 
However, Pierson said that others 
were thinking in the same way 
and that his methods were tradi- 
tional and related to the past. 

Slides Shown 

Talking about Richardson's 
work. Pierson stated tliat "it has 
a quality unmistakably his own". 
Philips, a life long companion of 
Richardson once said that, "the 
man and the work are one". Yet 
Richardson did not do all his work 
himself. He would make a swift 
drawing of the main plan, and 
leave the rest up to his office staff. 

Pierson's lecture was accom- 
panied by many slides, some of 
which were on the work of other 
architects besides Richardson. At 
times the buildings ot Williams 
were put along side those of Ri- 
chardson for contrast. 




Gaudino Heads Trip 
To Washington, D. C. 



Saturday, Mar. 17 - Robert 
Gaudino. Instructor in Political 
Science, announced last week that 
he will lead a nearly-all-expenses- 
paid trip to Washington, D. C. 
during spring vacation. Tlrere will 
be space available for 12 to 15 stu- 
dents. 

Only seniors who major in Poli- 
tical Science. Economics, History, 
or American History and Litera- 
ture are eligible for consideration. 
Requests for these openings will 
be judged by the chairman of the 
four departments involved. The 
main criterion for selection, said 
Gaudino, will be academic record. 
According to present plans, the 
group will begin its three-day tour 
on March 26. 

This annual excursion is financ- 
ed by the memorial fund of the 
late George J. Meade. The purpose 
is to leam about the workings ot 
our federal government. The agen- 
da includes seminars in Washing- 
ton and interviews with congress- 
men and members of the Judiciary 
and Executive branches. 



Williams News Bureau Works 
To Publicize Athletic Contests, 
Other Activities of Eph Students 

1)1/ Vic Van Vnlin 

Saturday, March 17 - The News Bureau is probably the most 
often over-looked, and vet one of the most important iiistitutions 
on the Williams campus. The main job of this branch of the Pub- 
licity Direch)i's office is to get Williams College before the eves 
of the public, and this means a tremendous amount of work. 

The big function of this student-run organization consists of 
informing hometown iiews|)a])ers when a "local boy makes good 
at \\'illi:iins". This eould mean anything from being a member of 
the \arsit\ lootball s(|uad to holding down a position on the fin- 
ger-])aiiiting team. In the Bureau's voluminous files are kept the 
acti\itv records of e\erv student. If there is an activity tliat tlie 
News Bureau does not cover, it must be a secret society — so se- 
cret no one has ever heard .:ibout it. 

Sports Covcrafic 

Sports are the Irig attraction in extra-curricular activities, and 
it is the News Bureau that sees to it that the events are publicized. 
Before e\erv contest the Bureau sends a preliminary suminarv of 
the opposing teams to local newspapers, .'^fter the battle, the final 
results are sent bv the News Bureau's own teletxpe machine to 
such papers and i)ress associations as the New \'orV Times and 
Uernld-Trihune. the U. P. and the \. P.. plus local papers. 

During football season the Bureau maintains a .section of the 
press box and compiles vard-bv-vard statistics on al! the home 
games. Twice a year press books are made up, one for winter sports 
and one for sjiring sports. Thev contain thumb-nail biographies 
of each coach, past vears' records, a summary of tlie prospects, 
and the schedule for the forthcoming season. These books are 
sent out all over the East to radio stations and newspapers. The 
News Bureau is also respoiisilile for pubhci/ing such important 
functions as housejiarties, esiieciallv the Winter C^arnival. 

,\ iini(|ue feature of this organiziition is that the members 
are actually paid for their work. 'The amount per month for un- 
derclassmen is rather small but the board members rake in a pret- 
tv respectable haul. 



THE WILLIAMS HECX)HD, SATURDAY, MAlK.ll 17, 195() 



North Adams, Massachusetts Williomstown, Mossachusetts 

"Entered os second-class matter November 27, 1944, at the post office at 
North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by 
Lamb Printing Co., North Adam, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday and 
Saturday during the college year. Subscription price $5.00 per year. Record 
Office, Baxter Holl, Williomstown. 
Office Phone 72 Editor's Phone 23 

EDITORIAL BOARD 

Arne H. Carlson '57 Editor-in-Chiet 

James T. Patterson, 111 '57 Managing Editors 

Jonothon L. Richards'n '57 

David J, Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editors 

F. Trenery Dolbear, Jr. '57 

Thomas A. DeLong '57 Feature Editors 

Peter C. Fleming '57 

Stuort C. Auerbach '57 Sports Editors 

Robert L. Fishback '57 

Warren Clark '58 '. Photography Editor 

BUSINESS BOARD 

Warren K. McOmber '57 Business Monoger 

Herbert M. Cole '57 Advertising Managers 

Peter S. Pauley '57 

Donald P. Becker '57 Circulation Managers 

Elton B. McCausland '57 

Jomes P. Smith '57 Treasurer 

Junior Associate Editors: 1958 - J. Albright, R. Bonks, J. Borus, S. Bunch, R. 
Davis, S. Hansen, K. Hirschman, C. Losell, S. Rose, D. Sims 

Editorial Staff: 1959 - A. Donovan, C. Dunkel, W. Edgar, T. Freeman, T. 
Hertel, J. Hibbord, B. Holt, E. Imhoff, A. Murray, J. Phillips, J. Rayhill, 
D. Skaff, R. Togneri, C. VanValin 

Staff Photographer: W. Moore 

Staff Cartoonists: L. Lustenberger, E. Reifenstein 

\'()liime LXX March 17, 1956 Number 13 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



To the Editor of the RECORD: 

Po.ssibly iiirtiiy students do not realize the importance to VVil- 
liains College of a re-organized Purple Key. Intercollege and preji 
school coni]5etition is one of tlie best opportunities for outsiders 
to ae(|uaint themselves with Williams. 

The fine name and good will im]5ressions which have been 
predominately spread by our .\diuissions Office, active alumni, 
and indixidual students can be changed in a few hours by hap- 
hazard treatment to \isiting teams. However, good receptions and 
consideration while on the Williams cam|5us can be (|uite impres- 
sive and do much toward elevating the college's position in visi- 
tors' minds. 

As an example of the kind of treatment manv Williams teams 
receive at other colleges, the following letter handed to me by Mr. 
Thorns is an example: 

Dear Mr. Thorns: 

The Aihlctic Department and the Block "H" club 
of Hamilton College are planninp, to serve refreshments 
to the learns after the hockeij ^ame on Feb. 27th. The 
meeting:, wilt hi.st onhj a short while, and its purpose is 
to have the boi/s on the different teams meet each other. 
If, for any reason, t/ott wil not be able to attend, please 
let tis know. Thank i/oii. 

Sineerelt/, 

"BLOCK "H" CLUB 

Other schools also have sent letters to the Athletic Office 
previous to a contest and stated that they would provide gum, 
oranges and any other services which our teams inight desire while 
thev were guests on their campuses. 

Probably inost impressive is the treatment a team receives 
while \isiting West Point, Annapolis, or New London. At the.se 
academies, men are detailed to take care of visiting teams. 

At Williams we should not ha\e to detail anyone to serve as 
a host to a visiting team. We should out of pride for our school de- 
sire to be conscientious hosts either officially or unofficially. Here 
everyone has an opportunitv to serve the college by being gracious 
and courteous to visitors on oiu' campus. 
Sincerely yours, 

A Williams Booster 

To the Editor of the RECORD: 

It is the opinion of the members of the Student Union Com- 
mittee that the interest and concern of the student body regard- 
ing the Student Union, as seen in the feature story and ediorial of 
the March 10 issue of the Record, is a healthy and helpful thing. 
The overall attitude of the students expressed in the poll was a 
favorable one. but we feel it our duty as meinbers of the Student 
Union Committee to answer the few specific complaints and sug- 
gestions presented, and at the same time rectify the fallacious ones. 

1- Prior to the issue of the Record of March 10, instruc- 
tions had been given for opening of the doors in question. 
This includes tlie meeting rooms, rathskeller, snack bar, 
and the independent loinige. 

2- Also prior to the same issae of the Record, the Con- 
nolly Petition hours tvere adopted. This fact was witnessed 




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A Tear Jerking Tale .... 
'Listen to the Rhythm of the... ! 

bi/ Handii llansell 

This story is intendeil to invoke your sympathy. We are ask- 
ing you to let yom- heart bleed a little and perhaps even shed :i tear 
or two. For now, vou are going to hear the sad, sad tale of the poor 
chap who actually can lay claini to being withont doubt one of 
tlie most unpopular per.sons on campus for five minutes e\crv 
single day. 

Now don't get us wrong, we are making no personal asper- 
sions of anv kind. It's just that he must dailv perform a task which 
does very little to endear him to the hearts' of the sons of Epii. In 
lact, there are many students, indeed, who are (|ui(e outspoken 
over his rightful merits to hold this "well-deserved" - 'tho dub- 
ious — distinction. 

Who El.te lint . . .? 

We are, of course, referring to that heretofore anonymous, 
iinlortunate soul who, on a miserable, freezing, blizzardly Mon- 
day "inorning after" a big weekend, at e.vactly five miiuites before 
eight, blasts out "Oh What a lieautifiil .Morning!" on the Chapel 
Chimes, much to the dismay of the ilefenseless, staggering class- 
goers down below. 

Seriously, "playing those chimes is quite a task", Hans Boon 
56 says. Ami h(^ should know, for he has had this unusual job for 
three years. For tho.se who somehow never (piite manage to rouse 
out at that early hour or, more probahlv, for those whose hearing 
isn't tunctioiiing too well vet, we hasten to exi)laiii that Hans, 
every morning jnst before S o'clock classes, gracefully serenades 
the campus with a spirited niedlev of popular (and some not- 
(|uite-so-popular) songs on the CJhapel Chimes. 
Cunt I'lca.sr 'em All . . . 

.Vdmittedlv there are those who don't always agree 100 per 
cent with the selections offered day in and day out. But in light 
of a few extenuating circumstances, some of the campus commen- 
tary may seem a bit unjustified. For example, the biggest difficulty, 
Hans claims, is that the Chimes can produce only 10 different 
iiotes. ".\nd it's very tough to find songs which can fit into so 
limited range", he points out. His current repertoire includes some 
25 songs. 

Briefly, the simple mechanical setup shows inside the Chapel 
downstairs a panel of 10 different lexers, each one connected by 
a long chain to a separate bell up in the Belfry. Thus Hans, to offer 
his morning concert, mnst stand there and pull the various levers 
in some semblance of order and rhythm with the liop<\s it sounds 
something like music. This odd setup creates ;m()ther difficulty 
for Hans Boon, it prevents him from hearing the melodious ri'- 
siilts of his labors (although there are many, of course, who may 
think this is not so bad after all . . .) 



during the Frosh-Soph Smash last weekend. 

3- Two weeks prior to the same issue the suggested game 

room hours were in effect. 

This leaves only the two suggestions of the beer concession 
in the rathskeller, and the free plione to be dealt with. We con- 
sider both these suggestions valid, but they ha\e been looked into 
in the past and both unfortunately are impo.ssible. The beer con- 
cession because a matter of law is involved since most of the stud- 
ents concerned are under 21 (we hasten to add that refriger;ition 
facilities are jirovided for those hoys wishing to bring their own 
beer); the phone because the Teleiihone C()in|anv iloes not pro- 
vide strictly local service, liowexer, the possibility of a college 
switchboard which would pro\ ide this service is beiiig looked into. 

The Student Union (Committee wishes once again to thank 
the Record for the student interest which it has generated. We 
hope that more eoiistructi\'e suggestions and criticisms will be 
made, because it is only in this way that the Student Union Com- 
mittee can hope to fulfill the wishes of the student body. 

Jim .\Iabic, Chairman 
joe Liebowitz, Secretary 



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An Exhibit by Frank Trapp 

hi) Ted Slo.s-.ton 
It is a pleasure to witness new expn^ssions in art coiubiiud 
with technical skill. Siicli are the paintings of Professor Frank 
Trapp, now on exhibition in Lawrence Hall Art Museum. 

Dr. Trapp has gone to the classics in literature for his siih- 
jeet matter and to past masters, such as Hembrantit and Vales- 
(|iiez, for compositional ideas, but lu^re the analogy ends, as llie 
inti!r|)retatioiis are personal and highly original. The close aware- 
ness to tradition is the eonseions result ol Dr. rrap|)'s intelleelnal 
approach to art history. 

What is particularly nni(|ue is iUc modern indi\iual (|nali(y 
of the paintings. This imusnal <piality stems Iroin the abstrict 
backgrounds and symbols which are coupled with the classir.ij 
figures. This results in an addition:il power aeeenting the palli.is 
ol Don Quixote, the lightning fall of Lnciler, the fire of Promo- 
theus and the story ol Man. The abstraction and classicism 1 1- 
gether emphasize a play of lornis and are, as Dr. I'rapp stal. s, 
". . . linages used in different degrees of abstraction ". 

Only through his mastery ol leehmqiie has Dr. Trapp ben 
able to fuse the two elements ol abstraction and realism into ce ii- 
ijositions that strikingly portray some ol the liiu'st passages uf 
literature. This command has resulted in a new expression m 
painting and watercolor that is well worth seeing. 



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Holman, Welles To Lead Hockey Squad; 
Cook Gains Most Valuable Player Award 



THF': WILLIAMS RECORD, SATUHDAY, MAIKJH 17, 195() 



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\V<'(ln.-.s(lay, Mmch 14 - After tli<' a al ImiKinct toMii-lit tl.c 

varsity liockcy Icain clcclcd DcfcMsciiicji Jolii, II„|i,kiii and Oc'onr,. 
\\'..|k.s Co-CaptaiMs loi tl- 195(v57 La.„|,ainii. Tli-'y will ivpjac.. 
icIiiitiK captaiii Hoh Ui'thunc, the team's only ^.ladiialin^; l'tt<]- 
iiiaii. 

Coach MeCoiinick liaiKJcd out the Iclteis, alter whiij, | ,,1 
llniilerson presented the iii<lividnal aehievenienl awards. Kor llu' 
second eonseeutive year, Welles received the award lor the .iiosi 

spirited player. Holrti'in wn.s ac-Ci 

claimed the most. Improved pli'.yer. 
Sophomore Dave Cook, the team's 
liinh .scorer, walked uway vtih the 
Most Valuable Player award. 

HalUnii from SI. Paul, Minne.so- 
la Holman has twice been a var- 
si'y hockey letlerman. A member 
,,l the AC fraternity, he played 
ireshman liockey and belonged to 
I'le WCC. Welles co-caplalned the 
; eshman hockey team and has 
■ nice played two years of varsity 
liockey. Also an AD, he is a Jun- 
i r AdvLsor and a member of the 
WCC. In addition to freshman 
Molball, he has played three years 
(■! baseball at William.s. 

The KraduatinK captain has 
I'iinpletcd four year.s of Williaras 
.:.ickey. He was president of both 
ije Sigma Phi fraternity and the 
suident Council, From Ontario, 
C luada, Belhune was a Junior Ad- 
i i.sor and is now a member of Gar- 
goyle. 



Wednesday, Mar. 14 - Two Wil- 
liams hockey players gained berths 
on the Spriniifield Union All- 
Western Ma.s.sachusetts team an- 
nounced today. Junior Dick Marr 
was chosen for the Hoalie posi- 
tion becau.se of his outstandins 
work during the year. Rick Di'is- 
coll, sophomore defenseman, was 
the other Epb reinesentative. 
Bruce Biddle of Amherst was the 
second defease choice, while the 
first line was Richie Frasco of 
AIC at center with Russ Kid of 
UMa.ss. and Rudy Basilone ji AIC 
at the wings. The utility ai;ui spot 
went to Leo Fiorini of AIC who 
did a fine Job both at defense and 
in the line. 



Eph Seniors Top 
Varsity Hopeiuls 

Symons Paces Vets 
To 76 - 61 Victory 



Wedne.sday, Mar. 11 - A strong 
senior team of varsity veteran.s de- 
feated next season's probable var- 
sity basketball team 76-61. in an 
informal name in Lasell Gym. The 
seniors displayed smooth team- 
work and alert floor play in down- 
ini4 the favored undeiclas.smen, 
taking the lead for good mid-way 
through the first quarter and 
coasting to an eiusy victory. Jim 
Symons led all .scorers with 19 
points. 17 of them in the first 
half, as the .seniors took a 42-33 
intermission lead. Guard Bill Ev- 
ans played brilliantly for the 
fourth-year men and netted 16 
points, while Wally Jensen and 
Andy Santos each scored 10. 

'Hie varsity squad played well, 
but their teamwork and shooting 
did not match that of the more 
experienced .seniors. Junior Walt 
Shipley .scored 12 points and 
freshman Bob Parker collected 10 
to pace the balanced scoring of 
the losers. 




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Coach "Bobby" Coombs, in 1943 
when he was pitching for the New 
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Williams Coach Played With Giants, A's, 
Pitched 'Gopher' to Ruth in First Game 

hy Karl Hinliiiuiii 
.\lr. Kaymond Frank Coombs, better known as "Bobby" or 
"Coach" to the Williams basel)all playeis ol the past decade, is 
one ol those easy K"''1K likeable people who seem to contradict 
the now famous sayinf; of Eddie Stanky that, "Nice f^iiys don't 
win ball jjames '. At first entiuiice into the little loom called the 
cajje where Williams' ball players woik out in the sprinj^, one is 
imniediati^ly impressed with the fact that not only has Bobby 
succeeded in winninj; a jiood many games, but also a good many 
friends. 

Besides this atmosphere which seems to invoke immediate 
liking from all ai'ound him, "(Joach" has a baseball history which 
reveals his knack for handling hall plavers and training and coach- 
ing consistently good teams, lie was graduated troni Duke Univ- 
ersity in 1933, and immediately went into the major leagues 
with the Philadelijhia Athletics! 

This was two yeais after the A's had won the pennant with 
the all time great team which in- 
cluded Jimmy Foxx, Pinky Higglns, 
Mickey Cochran, and Lefty Grove. 
These and a host of other greats 
surrounded the raw rookie from 
college who invaded Philadelphia 
in 1933. Mr. Coombs started into 
this adventure into professional 
baseball as a relief pitcher and 
never managed to start in a ma- 
jor league ball game. 

In his first appearance with the 
Athletics, Bobby was called upon 
to pitch against the greatest slug- 
ger of all time and the nemesis 
of more than one great pitcher. 
Babe Ruth. The count was two and 
two when Bobby let up on a high 
pitch acros.s the shoulders. Ruth 
let it go. and the umpire called 
it a ball. Bobby thought he had 
struck out the Babe, but the um- 
pire disagreed. 

Gopher Ball 

Once more a let up was thrown 
to Ruth but this time he was wait- 
ing for it. He hit the ball knee high 
and lifted it high in the air. At 
first, Bobby thought big Jimmy 
Foxx, the first baseman would 
catch it. Then as it soared over 
his head, he thought the second 
baseman and then the center 
fielder would gather In the ball 
for the out. To this day, Bobby 
swears that nobody has caught up 
with that ball after it left the park. 
In his first big league appearance, 
young Coombs had pitched a go- 
pher ball to the greatest home run 
hitter of all time. 

Another thrill which the Wil- 
liams coach remembers in his first 
year with the A's was when he was 
called on to hit when the Phila- 
delphia club was only one run a- 
liead and the bases were loaded 
with two out. Bobby did not even 
have a bat of his own so he decided 
to borrow the big war club of Jim- 
my Foxx. He stepped up to the 
plate and faced the big left handed 
pitcher. 



by Stu Anerbach 
This winter saw the rise of a new major sport on the Williams 
athletic scene. The new arri\al is the hockey team and the stan- 
dard used ill measuring its po|)nlarity was the crowds it drew 
lor its home games. Even though it had a losing season, coach 
Bill -McConnick's team furnished exciting, and at times good, hoc- 
key, while playing the best teams in the East. Large crowds at- 
tended at least parts of the games des|)ite the discomforts of the 
cold and windblown rink. On a day when the temperature was 
just below freezing and the air was damp, the stands were full 
ol students, faculty members, and towiiS])eople watching the Ephs 
pla\' a close match with Dartmouth. .\nd during Honseparty 
Weekend, the liockey game against .\iiiherst took in S2.50 in gate 
receipts, more than the eM'iiing's basketball game. 

■Mtliough the students are willing to support the team by at- 
tending games, the facilities at the rink make it as hard as possible 
to enjoy watching the sport. I'irst of all, a spectator has no way of 
knowing what is going on in the game. There is not even a score- 
board to tell him who is winning, let alone a clock so that be 
knows Ikav much time is left, or a scorecard so he can tell who 
is playing. It would be relati\eU iiiex|)eiisiye for the college to 
erect a simple wooden scoreboard. 

As big a belli as these would be, there is one long-term ])ro- 
ject that the athletic department should keep in mind. The rink 
should be coxered so that a sjiectator could watch the whole gami' 
instead of being lucky if he can fight the numbing cold for one 
period. This would be an ex])ensive proposition, but there is no 
I sense in leaving such good facili- 
ties as the rink itself provides, only 
I partly useful. Certainly one bene- 
j fit of intercollegiate sports is to 
1 the spectators who can watch their 
teams in action. Without a cover 
to break the wind and serve as a 
warmer for the air no spectator 
can he expected to stay for the 
whole game, no matter how excit- 
I Ing it may be. 

There are other advantages to 

a cover for the rink. The Ice could 

be used for longer periods during 

the year, both for the team and 

general student skating. The extra 

practice period would make for a 

I better hockey team. Some main- 

I tenance costs would be saved by 

not having to clear the ice after 

snow storms. But mainly, the 

hockey team, which has proved 

that it has student support, would 

I not be playing part of the game 

only for itself because it is too 

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Loses Only Game 

On the second pitch, he hit the 
ball right back through the box 
for a single and two Athletic runs. 
Even this did not win the ball 
game for him though as he wound 
up the season with a record of no 
wins and one loss. His best game 
was against Boston when he came 
in to relieve with his team trailing 
See Page 4, Col. 5 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1956 



Eph Graduates Find Oxford Rewarding 



By Bill Edgar 

Seven Williams graduates ure 
studying at Dxfoid this year. Ac- 
cording to Student Aid Director 
Henry N. Flynt, this group is the 
largest since World War II. Usual- 
ly only two or three Ephmen are 
sent each year. 

"There has been considerable 
comment about this invasion . . ." 
writes Ralph Aiken '54, who is 
enrolled in Exeter College. "People 
are beginning to ask where this 
Williams place is, and what's go- 
ing on in them thar hills. I 
wouldn't be surprised if we rivaled 
the Harvard delegation by now. 
At least here we aren't confused 
with William and Mary: they've 
never heard of that." 

Given the opportunity to study 
at Oxford by fellowships, these 
Williams men are without excep- 
tion grateful for the experience, 
which they consider worthwhile 
and exciting. Writes Bob Bischoff 
'52 in retrospect: "I can say that 
those two years (at Oxford) were 
about the happiest and most re- 
warding of my life, and I will ap- 
preciate them all the rest of my 
life." 

"... thouerh medieval ..." 
Located on the Thames. 51 miles 
west of London, Oxford University 
has been an educational center 
since early in the twelfth cen- 
tury. It is composed of about 30 
colleges, each with an average en- 
rollment of about 150 students. 
The colleges, although each is 
marked by its own distinctive at- 
mo.<iphere, offer in general the 
same liberal arts programs of 
courses. 

Most students live in dormitor- 
ies, but the less fortunate "live 
out" — in lodgings in the town. 
"My lodgings in the dorm," says 
Rick Smith '55, a Fulbright Schol- 
ar at Balliol College, "though me- 
dieval, are comfortable." 

Conditions in the dormitories 
— some of which date from the 
fourteenth century — are often pri- 
mitive. Some have no bathrooms, 
and Oxonians can be seen walking 
around the quad in bathrobes with 
toothbrush in hand. Most Wil- 
liams men complain of the lack of 
central heating. 

Rules and Gowns 

To an American college student, 
regulations and customs at Oxford 
might seem strict and unneces- 
sary. No complaints, however, have 
appeared in the letters of the 
Williams graduates. 

The gates of each college are 
locked every night at hours vary- 
ing with each college (usually a- 
bout midnight). Students are re- 
quired to be in at this time. A 
trip of more than a specified dis- 
tance from the university (usually 
about 30 miles) cannot be taken 
without a tutor's permission. 

Oxford students must wear 
gowns to lectures, meals (the 



Slants . . . 



cold for students to stay and 
watch. 

I know that some members of 
the college administration realize 
that the rink should be covered at 
a time in the future. This is a plea 
to make that time soon. I also 
know that the college needs funds 
for other purposes than adding to 
the athletic plant. But should a 
job be left half-done much longer? 




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members of a college eat dinner to- 
gether every evening in the Halls ) , 
in chapel, and when visiting a 
master. Required for admittance 
to examinations is the "sub-fuse": 
a costume consisting of a dark suit, 
black socks and shoes, a white 
shirt and dark tie, and a gown. 
To Help, not Teach 
The academic freedom al Ox- 
ford, however, is considerable. The 
Williams men doing graduate work 
there are required to attend week- 
ly tutorials at which the tutors 
(colloquially called "dons") meet, 
individually with the students and 
guide their reading. Optional lec- 
tures are given every morning on 
a wide variety of subjects. No tests 
or formal assignments are given. 
"Oxford," observes Carl Rosen 
'55, ".. . where students have no 
constant prod of exams to force 
them to maintain certain mini- 
mum standards of proficiency, pre- 
sents a situation which would ap- 
pall most Williams professors, for 
the great majority of students 
here seriously abuse the extreme 
intellectual freedoms granted 
them." 

But, as Williams Classics In- 
structor Samuel Edwards — who 
studied at Oxford for four years — 
points out, the tutorial system is 
educationally superior to the sys- 
tem at an American college. Be- 
cause the "don" does not make up 
the final exams, his relationship 
with his student is relaxed: his 
job is to help the student prepare 
for the exam, not to teach him or 
force him to work. 

The weekly tutorials are a di- 
rect meeting of the mind of tlie 
"don" with the mind of the stu- 
dent. The "don" is not hampered 
by the concessio;Ts and compro- 
mises necessary to American tea- 
chers who face a whole class and 
must deal with many and various 
minds. 

Collections and Exams 
The academic year is divided in- 
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tions at Christmas and Easter and 
eight weeks during the summer. 
At the end of each term "collec- 
tions" are held to Indicate the 
student's progress. 

Bob Mirak '55, at Worcester 
College, describes the collection as 
follows: "...each student is re- 
quired to face a long and some- 
what menacing row of "dons", 
and is then told by his particular 
tutors of the quality of his work." 
If the quality has been satisfac- 
tory — which seems to be the case 
with the Williams graduates — the 
master of the college wishes him 
a happy vacation. If not, criticism 
is often sharp and uncomfortably 
honest. 

The two-year course of tutorials 
is preparation for a series of "pa- 
pers" (written examinations) at 
the end of the second year. Suc- 
cess or failure in getting a degree 
depends on the score of this exam. 
All the Williams men have found 
the work at Oxford stimulating 
and comprehensive. In spite of the 
academic freedom, Rosen finds 
himself doing "more work than 
ever". 

Activities 

The Williams graduates have al- 
so been taking an active part in 
many extra-curricular activities 
at Oxford. The university abounds 
in clubs of many varieties: from 
ballet to stamp collecting, from 
jazz to Communism. The most im- 



portant are the debating society 
and the dramatic a.ssoclatlon >of 
which, incidentally, AMT Direc- 
tor Giles Playfair was once presi- 
dent) . 

Smith and an ex-Wiffenpoof 
have formed an octet "whicl. en- 
joys itself a great deal, altiiough 
its singing is pretty poor. English 
beer is an encouraging factor 
though . . ." Rosen played basket- 
ball and debated. Bill Miller '53 
rowed in the Henley Regatta. 

Social Life 

The social life at Oxford cen- 
ters on discussions 'that range 
over almost all phases of social 
life from the state of Oxford's 
athletic fortunes to politics." Ob- 
served Mirak: "The English here 
at Oxford have an extremely high 
level of intellectual sophistication, 
coupled with a good sense of ma- 
turity." 

Oxford is still very much a 
man's world. No women are allow- 
ed in the Halls for meals or In 
the college's lounges. Hours that 
they are allowed in the dorms are 
strictly observed. 

Yet the social life is by no means 
inadequate. Reports oarsman Mil- 
ler: "I find that houseparties at 
Williams have been surpassed In 
intensity at Oxford by functions 
called 'bump suppers' which cele- 
brate rowing successes in the full 
style of banquets with gallons of 
champagne ..." 



Coombs . . . 



by four runs and none out In the 
first inning. For eight innings 
Bobby shut out the Red Sox while 
the A's came from behind to tie up 
the score. Then in the ninth, he 
gave up the winning run to take 
his one and only American League 
loss. 

After this year, Coach went to 
the minors where he worked as a 
starter for Syracuse, Birmingham, 
St. Paul, Shreveport, and finally 
Jersey City, In 1940 with Slueve- 
port in the Texas league, Mr. 
Coombs had a sensational year 
when he won nmeteen and lost 
only nine. In 1942, with the Jersey 
City Giants, he won 17 and lost 
only 10 to win an opporiunily 
with the New York Giants. In tills 
year he led the Internal ioniil 
League in earned run averauc with 
the phenomenally low average of 
1.99. 

Played for Giants 

Bobby played for the Giants in 
1943 as a relief pitcher once again. 
He remembers Mel Ott as the 



great Giant coacli and Carl Hub- 
bell, the famous pitcher in his 
last major league season. After a 
year with the New York team la 
which he compiled a record of no 
wins and one loss, Coach went 
Into the Navy where he played 
some bast^ball in the years until 
the end of the war. In 1946, he 
became the Williams baseball 
coach and has remained in th;it 
position for ten years. 

In lliese ten years, Mr. Coomli.s 
has produced .some fine Willlaiii.s 
teams and some outstanding play- 
ers. George Ditniar in the yean 
bi'tween 1947 and 1950 won ten 
out of eleven Little Three game; , 
and the teams of 1951-53 dotii- 
inated Little Three play. 

rhe Coach is now enthusiastic- 
ally working out with his boys ii 
the cage and predicts a goj 1 
chance for .some improvement !:i 
this year's squad. Prom talkUnj 
with the Williams players, how. 
ever, it .seems as if Bobby will ha\ i 
a harder time winning ball gumis 
than winning devoted loyal bull 
players. 



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Cites Lack of Audience Humility 
As Primary Composer Problem 



by Itavid A, (irey 

■riiursduy, Marcli 15 - Dr. WU- 
lliim H. Schumiin, renowned Amer- 
ican contemporary composer nnd 
president of the famous JuUiard 
School of Music, toniKht presented 
the problems of belnn a modern 
classical composer to an apprecla- 
tive Williams CoUcBe audience in 
;he bloloKV lecture hall. 

What's wroHB with the people 
who write tliis modern mu.sic? 
.\ccordlnB to Dr. Schuman, it is 
,)i'rhaps more to the point to in- 
luire: what's wronu with the peo- 
ple who listen to this modern mu- 
dc'! Mr. Schuman thinks that 
iliere is nothing .seriously wrong 
.kith contemporary composers. 
Most of them are doing just what 
heir predecessors have done - they 
are writing music, and writing it 
,is well as they know liow. They 
uv writing music wlilch "tries to 
.ay something of them.selves" and 
which is "not merely derivative." 
I'he composer can work out liLs 
awn problems, but what about his 
.iiidience'? "Humility" is a neces- 
sary quality in the layman's ap- 
IJroach to a work of art which Dr. 
Schuman finds lacking in the mo- 
dern concert audience. "I do wish, 
my dear, that they would put these 
modern things at the end of the 
program so I wouldn't have to 
stand out here in the draught . . ." 
I'ulitzrr Prize Winner 

Dr. Schuman ha-s been president 
of the Juillinrd School since 1945. 
In 1943 he won the first Pulitzer 
Prize in modern music for his se- 
cular cantata "A Free Song". His 
other compositions include six 
symphonies, of which number 
ilirce 13 probably tlie best known, 
a ballet, an opera, a number of 
choral works and chamber music. 
His most recent composition. "Cre- 
dendum", was given its fir.st per- 
formance on March \3 in Carnegie 
Hall by the Philadelphia Orches- 
tra. 

"I don't know much about mu!;ic 
but I know what I like and . . ." 
begins the sort of lay criticism a 
piece of new music is apt to get. 
If the critic were more honest 
says Dr. Schuman. he would admit 
"I like what I know." In fact one 
wonders whether the musical com- 
prehension of entirely too many 
people goes any deeper than com- 
fortable familiarity with cla.ssi- 
cal forms and sentimental attach- 
ment with romantic melody. Mu- 
sic involves four essential ele- 
ments: the.se are melody, harmony, 
ihythm and form. It is the un- 
derstanding of these four elements 
that constitutes finding out what 
is going on in a new piece. 
A Real Problem 

And here we have a real pro- 
blem, because the modern com- 
poser clearly can not utilize the 
elements of his art in the way that 




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Panel to Examine Merit 
Of 'Huckleberry Finn' 



Wednesday. March 21 -- The 
third di.scussion of the year in the 
Phi Beta Kappa "Ideas, Books and 
Men" series will be held tomorrow 
evening at 7; 30 in Griffin Hall. 
The subject of the panel will be 
Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn", 

Cy Becker '56 will be chair- 
man of the panel. Faculty mem- 
bers will be Mr. Russell of the His- 
tory Department and Mr. Donald 
Gifford of the EnglLsh Department. 
Student Phi Bete members will 
include Bill Kerr '56 and Vern 
Squires '56. 

This panel discussion is the third 
of the current academic year and 
the eighth .so far in the continuing 
series wliich was inaugurated 
last year as a Phi Beta Kappa ac- 
tivity. There will be two more 
during the current year if present 
plans hold true. 



Savacool Directs CC Committee Picks 

Play by Anovilh, .... hininr Advisors 
^BalDesVoleurs^ '^^ Junior /lavisors 



Thursday, March 15 - The 
Adelphic Union held its annual 
election meeting this evening, and 
clio.se Dave Phillips, '58, to lead 
its activities in the coming year. 

An outstanding orator, Phillips 
recently won the Van Vechten im- 
promptu speech contest, and has 
represented the college in debate 
tournaments at M. I. T., Harvard, 
and New Briton this year. Serving 
in the capacity of Debate Mana- 
Ker, he has devoted much time 
and energy to the revival of the 
forensic group from its virtually 
inactive status a year ago. 

Carlson Veep 

In the balloting for Vice Pre- 
sident, Junior Ai-ne Carlson was 
the winner. As an active partici- 
pant in many campus organiza- 
tions, including the editorship of 
the RECORD, he is a welcome ad- 
dition to the Executive Council of 
the Union. 

Sophomore Jim Scott was elected 
to the Treasurer office, and will 
represent the group on the Stu- 
dent Activities Council in 1956. 

"Youth Movement" 

Tlie Secretary job was won by 
Junior Henry Bass, and John Stru- 
thers assumed the duties of Debate 
Manager. Struthers, although only 
a freshman, has done more deba- 
ting than any other person in the 
organization during the past year, 
and leads the "youth movement" 
within the organization. 

Both retiring president Dave 
Kleinbard and speech f^oach fr. 
George Connelly emphasizes the 
difficulties which still must be 
overcome before the Union can 

See Page 4, Col. 3 



Campbell Speaks 
On Tariff Policies 



Cast To Perform Show 
For Williams, Sarah 
Lawrence, Skidmore 



Dean of Freshmen Announces Selections; 
Also Reveals Names of 10 Alternate JA's 



composers of the nineteenth cen- 
tury did. To illustrate, three rea- 
dily apparent ways in which twen- 
tieth century music has tended 
to differ from that of the nine- 
teenth century may be cited. With 
regard to form, whereas an essen- 
tial principle of all classic forms 
in music is repetition, a modem 
work will frequently be characte- 
rized by continuous development 
from beginning to end. Modern 
harmony, while not at all "dis- 
sonant," is less restricted than 
that of the nineteenth century, 
and this results in a much greater 
range of harmonic color in some 
contemporary music. Finally, rhy- 
thm is often a prominent and es- 
See Page 4, Col. 4 



Dow Official Attacks 
Free Trade Costs 



by Jim Robinson 

Wednesday, March 21 - "What 
do they mean'?" ask the students 
who notice the ominous black pos- 
ters placed around the campus. 
The signs announced that a French 
play, "Bal Des Voleurs," will be ' 
given in the Adams Memorial The- I 
ater, Wednesday night, April 11, | 
by a group of French language 
students under the direction of | 
Mr. John Savacool, Assistant Pro- j 
fessor of Romanic Languages. ■ 

It has been a tradition to give 
a French play in the spring for j 
a number of years. Mr. Savacool 
has directed them for seven years, 
two of them as a student. He has 
been interested in the theater and 
has a lot of experience with it. He 
has written plays including "O'- 
Daniel" which was presented in 
the Experimental Theater of The 
American National Theater and 
Academy. 

Success in New York 

The play, which means "Thieves' 
Carnival" in English, was written 
by Jean Anovilh, writer of the 
Broadway hit, "The Lark." It had 
a very successful run while playing 
in New York under the English 
Title. 

A partial list of cast members 
includes Fian Schell, John Gar- ' 
field, Mrs. John Sheahan, wife of 
the Economics Instructor, Mrs. i 
Richard Cartwright, the German 
teacher's wife, Bruno and Jean 
Quinson, Hans von Mallinkrodt, 
Ellen Kaplan, a Bennington stu- \ 
dent, and Isabel Harper, daughter | 
of the Latin teacher. 

Ron Emery, a music major, is i 
liandling the music along with 
Larry Allan and Tom Hayne, using 
the score adapted by Walter Noll- | 
ner. Glee Club Director. Costumes 
are being done by Mrs. Mary Kal- ' 
ker. Bob Beebe and Reg Plesner 



RECORD Publication 
Resumes on April 1 1 



This is the last issue of the 
RECORD before the Spring Re- 
cess. The next RECORD will 
be published on Wednesday, 
April 11. 



Playfair Releases 
Play, Film Dates 

Revised AMT Schedule 
Includes Chekov Plot 



Biology Honors Requires Thesis; 
Second Semester Junior Seminar 

by Dick Davis 
I'.ditor's note: . 

This is the la.sl in a scrirs of tiiliclcs concrrniuii the rciwvntcd 
honors pwnrfiiii. ami dcalx iiilli the liiolofiif Department. 

Candidates tor tlii' tlcercc willi luinors in tlu- Biology major 
I'cgin their work in tlio middle of tlie junior vear l)y clectiiiR the 
S<Mninar in IvvinMiiiiental Hioloi;v. S102. Students wlio are phiiiiiini; 
to enroll tor this eoinse should eleet either Histology <>v Baeteriol- 
<),i;v, Biolow 9 and 7. iespecti\ civ, at the heginniiiK of the vear, 
those who are interested in animal l)ioloi;y will elect iistology, 
and those who wish to do their thesis woik in plants will sign up 
for bacteriologv. , r .- 

The S102 eomse is made up of five hours a week of discussion 
^iiid laboratory work. Reports are prepared for each part ot the 
course, wliich treats the scientific literature of several areas ot biol- 
"fiv. DminK the last two wc-eks of the term, each honors aspirant 
selects a problem with which he will eontiiuie his labors m the 
senior year. 

Senior Program 

BioloKv 10.3-104 is the senior limiois course. The student con- 
tinues work- with a problem selected in the previous year, and 
pre,iarcs a thesis under the sniiervisioii of a member of the depart- 
ment. At the end of the vear be defends bis thesis before the mcm- 
liers of the junior Honors Seminar. „ , . .. i 

It is not necessary to have taken Biology 3-4 in the sophomore 
vear to maj.ir and do honors work. The required sequence courses 
for the major are 1-2, ,5-6, and 19-20. in addition to four semesters 
of parallel courses. Tlie Basic major, desiirued f or pre-mexhcal stiid- 
<'nts, allow.s the candidate to suhstitute Chemistry 5-6 (organic 
chemistry) for two semesters of parallel courses. 



Thursday. March 15 - Speaking 
before an interested assemblage 
of local economists this evening in 
Griffin Hall, Mr. Calvin Campbell, 
vice-president and general counsel 
of the Dow Chemical Company 
asserted that in view of the strife 
and conflicts in the world today, 
the idea of free trade must give 
way to high tariffs. Mr. Campbell 
in a talk on "The Aspects of Tariff 
Policy and U. S. Economy" as- 
sumed the prosecuting attorney's 
position of attacking unlimited 
trade by explaining the cold, solid 
fact of today's extremely high 
cost of labor, the valuable Index 
of all cost. 

Introduced by Prof. Kermlt Gor- 
don of the Economics Department, 
Mr. Campbell, who is acquainted 
with both institutions of industry 
being a chemical engineer as well 
as business administrator and law- 
yer, emphasized the importance of 
a liberal arts education. "In spite 
of the growing trend of automa- 
tion, the role of management in 
the capacities ot judgement, ma- 
naging, and perspective is essen- 
tial in the proper functioning of 
industry" he explained. "If there 
is one particular gem of wisdom 
to be retained tonight It .should be 
the important roles people play 
in life now; people who do not 
have ft technical background" he 
summarized. 

Employing Saran-Wrap, a Dow 
product, and asset, depreciation 
and credit, debit figures of various 
chemical companies, Mr, Camp- 
bell explained some of the pro- 
blems facing Industry. During the 
discussion session following, he an- 
•swered questions some of which 
concerned the possibilities of free 
trade, the labor problem and the 
death of the dollar gap as one of 
the main arguments against free 
trade. 



Monday, .March 19 - Weeks of careful screening and discus- 
sion by th(! special Collej^e CJouncil (Joinniittee set u|) to choo.se 
Junior Advi.sers ended today with the announcement by Dean of 
FresliMien Hoy I.ainson that thirty so])honiores have been selected 
to return to the l''reslMiien (,)imd iie.xt year to asuine the responsible 
job of guiding, integrating and ironing out the rough spots for the 

'. Oclass of 1960. 

Ten more sophomores were nam- 
ed as Alternates, men from whom 
the Dean will fill any vacancies 
which may develop in JA ranks 
from the draft or other causes. 
The CC Committee restricted It- 
self to the normal limit of four 
men from any one social unit (a 
fifth can be added by unanimous 
vote), and was further bound in 
its decisions by the rule that any- 
one chosen must have an average 
of at least C- in their college work 
to date. 

Committee Composition 
Dean Lamson thanked the CC 
Committee for its work, and ex- 
pressed gratitude to the house 
presidents and representatives of 
the Independents who took care of 
the applications. The Committee 
consisted of the president and 
vice-president of this year's and 
last year's Junior Advisors — Wil- 
liam C. Scoble '57, Richard E. 
Fearon '57, William P. Jenks '5G 
iChairman). and Kirtland C. 
Gardner '56 — and also of the fol- 
lowing men: Robert E. Bethune 
'56, Calvin A, Campbell '56 and 
Seymour S. Preston '56. 

Next year's Junior Advisors are 
headed by Soph President Larry 
Nilseii and Secretary-Tieasuier 
Jack Love. The other 28 to be hon- 
ored are ; Jim Becket, Dick Clokey, 
Tom Connolly, Charlie Dew, Steve 
Dimlich, Sandy Fetter, Bov Fos- 
ter, Dave Fi-iedberg, Steve Frost, 
Charlie Gilchrist, Dave Gray, Bill 
Harter, Bob Iverson, Whitey Kauf- 
mann, Jim Kolster, Lou Lusten- 
berger and Gerry Martin, 

Also Dave Plater, Karl Scl.oel- 
ler, Jim Scott, Dave Sims, Brad 
Thayer, Frank Tokioka, Bob Vail, 
Carl Vogt, Dave Wood, Jackson 
Wright and Ted Wynne. Named as 
Alternates were Jim Bowers, Dave 
Cook, Dick Davis, Spence Jones, 
Chet Lasell, Phil McKean, Ray 
Montgomery, Gary Shortlidge, 
Charlie Snyder and Jim Stevens. 



Saturday, March 17 - Mr. Giles 
Playfair, AMT director, has an- 
nounced two plays and three pre- 
sentations for the rest of the sea- 
son in the Adams Memorial Tlrea- 
tre. "The Three Sisters," by Che- 
khov will be presented April 26-28. 
and "Six Characters in Search of 
an Author," by Luiei Pirandello, 
will be given May 17-19. The two 
new selections replace the original- 
ly scheduled "Misalliance" and 
"Death of a Salesman." 

Art films, given Sunday eve- 
nings for those who have pur- 
chased subscriptions, will include: 
"Feature Program," Renoir-La- 
ment-Moor's Pavanne-Yeats, on 
April 8: "Rigoletto," an Italian 
film on April 29; and "Gig," a 
Fi'ench film on May 13. 

Reservations cards for "The 



designed the sets; Paul Marcus is Tliree Sisters" will be sent to sea- 
tour manager and Warren Clark, son subscribers the first week of 
publicity head. Those striking pos- ' April and the public sale of tick- 
lers were done by Dan Weller. : ets will follow soon after, 



Doctor Paul Scherer Speaks in Chapel; 
Says Christians Today Take God's Love 
Lightly, Rely Too Heavily on His Power 



Sunday, Mar. 18 - Tonight the > 
Reverend Paul Scherer. D.D., of ■ 
Union Theological Seminary in 
New York, spoke in the Thompson 
Memorial Chapel. Reverend Scher- 
er emphasized the tact that mo- 
dern day Christians are taking 
God's power too much for granted. 
"We must open our doors to God 
to let Him do what He wishes", 
was also pointed out in tonight's 
sermon. 

Reverend Paul Scherer is Pro- 
fessor of Homiletics and Pastoral 
Theology at Union Theological Se- 
minary in New York. He has been 
a frequent preacher on the Na- 
tional Radio Vespers. Although he 
has a heavy schedule of work in 
front of him at all times, he has 
found time to write several books. 
Among them is his Lyman Beecher 
Lectures on preaching, entitled 
"We Have This Tieasure". As may 
be readily noted. Dr. Scherer is 
regarded as one ot the outstanding 
preachers of our time. 

Must Show Love for God 

People of today tend to take the 
attitude that they must get on 
God's better side if they wish to 
receive something. "We want fa- 
vors because we want to be treated 
as persons, not as a part of the 
whole", stated Dr Scherer. But. 
continued the speaker, we must 
not take the attitude that "Lord, 
if Thou wilt. Thou canst". We 
must choose between love and let 
power take care ot Itself. "God is 
ever-willing to help us. but we 
must show Him our love. 




McOmber Attains 
SAC Presidency 

Connolly, Graham Gain 
Other Executive Posts 



Dr. Paul Scherer, who recently 
spoke at Chapel. 



Then, Dr. Scherer pre& ated an 
Interesting paradox. Atheists tell 
Christians that. "If your God is al- 
mighty, He is not good". But, the 
preacher explained, it we become 
despaired we must tackle this from 
another end, "If the Lord is good. 
He is not almighty." Our thoughts 
must "move from loveless power 
to powerful love". Dr. Scherer ex- 
plained this by stating that God's 
weakness lies in His love for us. 
Dr. Ccherer concluded his sermon 
with the statement that we must 
follow God's way at all times. "We 
must commit our whole life to 
God. nc matter what may happen." 



Wednesday, Mar. 21 - On Mon- 
day afternoon at its regular bi- 
weekly meeting the Student Acti- 
vities Council selected Sandy 
McOmber '57 as its President for 
the coming year. Chosen to com- 
plete the board were Dave Con- 
nolly '57 'Secretary) and Ted 
Graham '57 (Treasurer). Three 
members at large were elected at 
the same meeting — Skip Cole '57, 
Tony Furgueson '57 and Joe Lie- 
bowitz '57. 

Outgoing President Chip Mann 
had waited to hold elections until 
all the non-athletic organizations 
on campus had chosen their new 
slates. Adelphic Union elections 
last Thursday gave him the go- 
ahead. 

Warns on Appropriations 
In his fairwell .speech Mann em- 
phasized that the reserve fund ol 
the SAC has been dwindling rapid- 
ly in the past couple of years, and 
warned that it the SAC wants to 
keep any kind of a nest egg Incu- 
bating in the Willlamstown Na- 
tional Bank, it will have to keep 
its feet firmly on the ground in 
the coming year, and make sure 
that all appropriations go to stu- 
dent organizations, for the benefit 
of students. Outgoing Treasurer 
Sy Becker backed up Mann's 
warning with figures. 
McOmber, the new President, Is 
See Page 4. Col, 3 



THE WILLIAMS HKCOHlJ, \VKi:)NKSDAV, NL-VUCH 2L 1950 



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North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of Morch 3, 1 879." Printed by 
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Soturdoy during the college yeor. Subscription price $5.00 per year. Record 
Office, Boxter Hall, Williomstown. 
Office Phone 72 Editor's Phone 23 



N'oliime LXX 



March 2L 1956 



Number 1-1 



New Olympic Champ 



The RECORD extends congratulatioiui, on behalf of the student 
body, to ski coach Ralph Townsend on the birth of a son, David Fran- 
cis, at Concord, N.H„ on March ti. We notice that the "Olympic 
('hanipion" of 1976 had the tact to wait until his proud father was 
finished with his duties as Williams ski coach. 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



To the Editor ot tlie RECORD: 

We ha\'e noticed in tlie REC^ORDS of tlie past a controversy 
rairintr o\cr course requirements, but all tliree letters seemed to 
lia\e licdyed around the major bone of contention, the science 
ie(|inrenu'nts. Since the freshmen are the ones most immediately 
adected by this problem, we feel that a freshman position should 
be |)iesented. ' 

In the first place, most freshmen have had, prior to their ar- 
rival at Williams, courses in every field. .-\t the aj;e of eighteen, 
most people have developed their interests in one direction or 
another. They have chosen between science and the hmnanities. 
Yet those who have chosen the luimanities are forced into a u.se- 
li'ss specialization in some science, a specialization both profitless 
antl wasteful. The nature of the average 1-2 coinse in a science 
revolves aromid memorization. To the student forced to take sci- 
ence, the course becomes a crushing bore and a source of con- 
stant frustration. He adopts an attitude of resentment, which can 
only be regarded as natmal. He finds himself forced to spend ri- 
diculous amounts of time in the boring pastime of memorizing to 
get bv and then to forget. Students wliose minds do not have a 
scientific bent are forced to neglect other subjects to keep from 
failing something they dislike. Why pretend? This is the state of 
libeial education at Williams. 

The purpose of liberal' education is to broaden one's outlook 
on life. Yet the Science 1-2 courses contradict this princiiile. .\n 
enforced specialization in a science tends to narrow the initiate's 
concept of science, especiallv when two years of specialization 
are enforced. There are many coiuses available here of the general 
or liberal natiue. Y'et the liberal education is chaimelcd into highly 
specialized fields. We feel that there are other reqm'rements e((ual- 
Iv unpalatable to science students, but we would answer that it 
is much more important for the scientist to learn to express him- 
self in his native tongue or to understand his own government, than 
for a student of the arts to learn that f=Gmlm2/d2. 

In conclusion, we would like to suggest a more generalized 
science course, in a shortened period of time, for those not plaiming 
to major in the sciences. Perhaps it would be interesting to poll 
the freshmen to see if thev are getting anything out of unwanted 
.science courses. We stand on the principle that we prefer life as 
a whole to life in a test tube, that we prefer seeing life through 
our own eyes to seeing it through a microscope. 

Frank |olmson 
E. J. Johnson 



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New Term Commences February 8, 1956 

Further information may be obtained 
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PERSONAL SLANT 

by Kcanuij Ilihhcird 

rhe artificial hockey rink is pi'rhaps the most eonci'iitrated 
spot of activity during the winter months, besides the \arsity and 
Ireslunan hockey s(|nads, the rink pro\ides recreation h)r thi' stud- 
ent body, the faculty, and tlie town. However, the hockev facilities 
at Williams are definitely inade(|uati'. 

During this past hockey sea.soa adverse weather eonilitions 
caused two .sehedided contests to be postponed and two eaneelU'd 
entirely, liecause the rink was covereil with snow or rain, the 
.\hnnni ha\c bi'cn unable to see a hockey game on tlieir houu'com- 
mg ior tlie past three years. In the hoeki'y world u'illiams is taking 
a terrible bi'ating because she lacles a covereil lioelcey rink. 

E.xcept lor .Vmherst and .\l. 1. T., t'very collegi' on the \arsity's 
se.iedule lias an enclosed rink. Thus the opposition can start skat- 
ing a full four week belori' the Williams piicksieis. This year the 
varsity opened its sea.son against Providence; Willi only ten tiays of 
practice they naturally reeei\cd a 7-1 drubbing. During the last 
vvet'Ks of tlu! season the warm weather often halts daily practiei' 
.liitil late ill the afternoon. 

I'lnancially speaking, a covered rink is a necessity as it will 
cut nianitenance costs in half. .Mr. Koehl, the college trea.surer, 
estimated that it costs approximately $10,000 a year to operate 
the rink. With a cover, tlie maintenance crew could be cut in half 
as thert! would bo no snow or rain problems to cope with. The 
costly compressors would only have to be run half as much; the 
co\'er would trap the cold air and lu'iict^ act as a refrigerator on 
warm days. Once the tlesired temperature was reached the com- 
pressor coiikl be shut off. The rink would pay for itself witliin 
lCii to thirteen years. Each year that the rink remains uncovered, 
till' college loses more money. 

.\ot oiilv would a covered rink draw bigger crowds, but the 
riiik could be operated on a business basis, Even now .some entliu- 
siasts come from the Pittsfiekl and Ntjrth Adams area for the pub- 
lic skating twice a we<'k. .\ eo\i'rcd riiik would attract many more 
skaters with the result of a higher income. Hockey could ])erhaps 
become one of the eolk'ge's few self supporting sports. 

Whenever sullieient fuiuls are a\ailable, the present idea is 
to tashion the cover after that of West Point. There would be a 
roof of steel coiistrnction covering the rink and stands. The sides 
would be cansas Haps which could be rolled ii]) or down as tlu' 
weather demanded. In the distant liitiire, permanent sides could 
be added, (.'olbvs newlv constrncteil covered rink cost approxi- 
niatelv $lfi(),()()(). Judging bv this figure ami the cost of our rink, 
the di'sirecl roof would cost between .$4,5.000 and ■$.5,5,000. It could 
be ci ustrneted within three or four months. 

W itli a eo\eied rink ice could be maintained two or three 
wei'ks longer than at present. The intranuiral hockev program 
coultl be <'xtended. gi\ ing evi'r\-oiie more pleasure. With the pres- 
ent facilities, tiii\' smoke or soot particles Ironi the nearb\' industries 
litter the ice. I'his soot c;in dull skates within a lew minutes, creat- 
ing slower, poorer ice conditions. Protected wc would allortl bet- 
ter ice ami eonse(|ueiitly a better brand ol liocke\'. 

The rink Is open to the ))iil)lic twice a week lor general skat- 
ing. The Williainstown Boosters Club has organized a hockey 
team for the local teen-age boys. Uiidi'r the direction of varsity 
coach Bill McClormiek, these bovs learii the hmdameiitals ol the 
sport and pla\' similar groups from iieighboring towns. In the 
wortls of .\lr. Peter Welanetz, Superintendent ol Buildings and 
Grounds, such teams "serve as breeding grounds tor future hockev 
players". 

Because Amherst is also unfortunate in not pos.sessing a cov- 
ered rink, the traditional Williams-.\mherst contest was |)ostponed 
for over four hours. Williams took the initiati\i' and got an arti- 
ficial rink first. Will she be first to add a cover, or will she wait 
until .\mheist takes the first step, as iisnar:' 



DID YOU KNOW 

THAT YOU HAVE A PLACE IN NEW YORK? 

It's the Williams Club at 24 E. 39th St. Its pleasant 
rooms are yours at special undergraduate rates . . . 
Your date will love the Ladies Cocktail Lounge and 
Dining Rooms . . . 

The William Club 

24 East 39th Street 

It's Your Club — We Hope You'll Use It 

Undergraduates are always welcome 



J. Paul Sheedy* Was Up A Tree Till 
Wildroot Creani-Oii Gave llini Confidence 




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But she was playing it cagey. "Get lost Gargantua," she said, "I've seen 
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR 

To tlie Editor of the UECX)1UJ: 
(Edilor'.i note: 

Tlic foUowiuii, letter was nuhiiiitteil hi/ Ctirgotjle to the luuun 
Adeiser Seleelioii i'.ommittee. The .vuggc.v/io/i.v were (weeftted hif 
the Seh'etioii C.oininillee.) 

The position of the |iiiiior Advisor is one ol the most iiiiportani 
jobs that can be filled by a Williams sliidenl. It iei|nires a laiir 
sense of responsibilily, which includes the eoniiseling ol Iresliiiic., 
in many types of problems. Willi the introduction ol deh'riii! 
rushing, there has been an increased importance atlachcd to the 
role of the Junior .Advisor in an aiKisoiv capacity. It is parainoni ' 
that the high standards of selection that hav<' been inaintaiiied m 
the past should be upheld. Ilowevei, due to llie rushing coiidilicn 
the Junior Advisor is the closest and most important coiilael ll 
freshman has with npperelassmeii .\s ;i result ol this situation 
must be recognized that the Junior .Advisor represi-nis his frati 
iiitv in the fresliinan c(iiad. Tlu'reloic. (he basis ol selection shonl ' 
include as wich' a reprcsenlation ol the social units as possible. It i , 
important that the selection be based more on the merit of tl ■ 
inJividual than his fraternal affilialion. 

The Junior Advisors should be I'hosen bv a selection eoiiiin 
tee which consists of eight niemheis. There are lour antoinai 
members, the past and present I'resitleiil and \'iee-Presiileiit 
the Junior .AdNisors. The remaiiiliig lour membeis will be clios. i 
from the Senior class who had prr\ iouslv been Junior Advisoi 
There will be no more than one member Iroiii any one Irateni 
unless a conflict occurs in the ease of the anloinatic members. Ti 
appointment of the coinmittee sli.ill be lelt to the discretion ol l! 
Dean of Freshmen and the past President who will serve as ll 
presiding officer. 

At the end of the school vear e\er\' |nnioi .Advisor will iiial 
out a list of the freshmen In his eiitr\', rating them mnnerically, .l^ 
to their capabilities hir the position of junior .\d\isor. The soei. I 
units will also make out similar nunierieal lists plus the individii. I 
written re|)orts just prior to the liist meeting ol the eoiimiittee. 

The selection committee will strive to select the thirty mo i 
(|ualified in the sophomore class, keeping in mind a realistic con 
sideration ol the lraleiiiit\' situation. 

Tlie |nnior .Advisor .Selection Oiinimillci 




On Campus 



with 
MaxShuJman 



(Author of •■riarefool Hoy Willi Cheek," rie.) 



ADVENTURES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE: NO. J 

Today, ranging again into the fascinating world of socia; 
."icionce, let u.s take up the subject of anthropology — the .study 
of man and his origins. 

The origin of man was indeed a vexing question until tin- 
Frenchman, Jean-Louis Sigafoos, discovered the skull and shin- 
bone of Pithecanthropus Erectus in .Java in 1S91. I What Siga- 
foos was doing in Java is, incidentally, quite an odd little story. 
Sigafoos was a Parisian born and bred. By day one could always 
fiiul him at a boulevard cafe, sipping Biere de Racine and ogling 
the girls; each night he went to a fashionable casino whore he 
gambled heavily at roulette and jacks; in between times lie 
worked on his stamp collection. 




. . -lite ^tidy c/n?m ^ti^hJiOnmi. . . 



(Well air, one summer Sigafoos lost his entire fortune gam- 
bling at the casino, and he was seriously contemplating suicide 
when a ray of hope appeared in an unexpected quarter. It seems 
that Sigafoos, through the international stamp collectors jour- 
nal, had long been in correspondence with a girl in Java, s 
mission-educated savage named Lotus Petal McGinnis, herself 
an enthusiastic stamp collector. The nature of their correspond- 
ence, though friendly, had been entirely philatelic. Now, sud- 
denly, a new kind of letter came from Lotus Petal. She declared 
that although she had never laid eyes on Sigafoos, she loved 
him and wanted to marry him. She said she was eigfiteen years 
old, beautiful, and her father, the richest man in his tribe, would 
give half his fortune to the hu.sband of her choice. Sigafoos, 
in his reduced circumstances, had no alternative; he sold his 
last few belongings and booked passage for Java. 

(The first sight of his prospective bride failed to delight 
Sigafoos. She was, as she said, beautiful - but only by local 
standards. Sigafoos had serious doubts that her bright red 
pointed teeth and the chicken bones hanging from her ear lobes 
would be considered chic along the Champs Elysees. 

(But sobering as was the sight of Lotus Petal, Sigafoos had 
an even greater disappointment coming when he met her father. 
The old gentleman was, as Lotus Petal had represented, the 
richest man in his tribe, but, unfortunately, the medium of ex- 
change in his tribe was prune pits. 

(Sigafoos took one look at the mound of prune pits which 
was his dowry, gnashed his teeth, and stomped off into the 
jungle, swearing vilely and kicking at sticks and stones and 
whatever else lay in his path. Stomping thus, swearing thus, 
kicking thus, Sigafoos kicked over a heap of old bones which - 
what do you know ! - turned out to be the skull and shin of 
Pithecanthropus Erectus.) 

But I digress . . . From the brutish Pithecanthropus, man 
evolved slowly upward, growing more intelligent and resource- 
ful. By the Middle Paleolithic period man had invented the 
leash, which was a remarkable technical achievement, but 
frankly not terribly useful until the Mesolithic period when man 
invented the dog. 

In the Neolithic period came far and away the most important 
development in the history of mankind - the discovery of agri- 
culture. Why is this so important, you ask'/ Because, good 
friends, without agriculture there would be no tobacco, and 
without tobacco there would be mi Philip Morris, and without 
Philip Morris you would be without the gentlest, mildest, sun- 
niest, plca.santest, happiest smoke that money can buy, and 1 
would be without a job. 

That's why. ©„„ sM,i».n. m. 

To ihrir ISeolithii- aiirrs/ors, ihr mnkrrn of Philip Morrli extend 
n grnlr/i</ »n/ij(r. /1n,l «,i „ill voii ,rh,;, v„n irv (,.,/nv'« new gentle 
Philip Mnrtii in todnft niio pinls «/ nil, iirliilr iiml gold. 



THE WILLIAMS HECJOHU. WEDNESDAY. MAIUJH 21, 1950 



Eph Winter Relay 
Runs At Cleveland 



Cleveland, Mar. 17 - The mile 
lelay learn of the Williums Col- 
U'KC Winter Track squad jour- 
neyed liei'e by plane last night 
to partlciiJiite in the Knights of 
Columbus Games. Cleveland 
alumni, impressed by tlie team's 
showings in various New Yorli 
ineeUs, requested that it make 
iin appearance in the Ohio City. 

Tim Hanan, native Cieve- 
lander Dick Clokey, Andy 
Smith, and Bill Fox ran for the 
Purple in that order. They fin- 
ished third in their heal, and 
recorded the fifth best time 
iimong the competing colleges. 




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Tennis Team Heads South This Spring; 

Co-Captains Jensen, Oxnard Lead Tour 

l"l Koil llii\liiii(m 
W.-<l„...s,lay, Marc'l, 21 - Tl,c Williams Colleire tennis team 
wi make a spriMn l„ur which will i„chu|,. six matches to he played 
Ix'twen Maieh 2(i through April :l T\u- t.Mm will l.^ave w Sat- 
UKlay, March 2-1, aial jomney to Williamshmi', VirKima. where 
th.'y Will m.vl the William a„.l Mary s.puul. From ih.^v. they will 
Ko on a torn which will inchule Viririnia, .\oith tJaroliiia. Davicl- 
M)ii, (.oMMtry Clul) of VirKiuia, and I'riiiceton. 

The Mjnad will consist of ele\(.|i members. Leadinn the Eph- 
meii will he two retiirniriir letlennen from last years New Kiij;land 
(.hampioiis, co-captains Wally Jensen ami lien O.vnard. lie.sides 
lii.'se two, the Williams team will have experienced h.ickinj^ from 
relnrnniK varsity players Lou hortnick, Howie Patterson, Hrower 
\1erjiam anil (;eori;e Leonard. 

/'"'(' Si>i>lu>i)u>rfs 

I'ive sophomores Irom last year's oiice-heaten Ireshman team 
will make the trip South, ■phev are Dave Leonard, Karl llirshman, 
lom Slmlmaii, Hoi. Kinj^shmy, and OIlie Stafford. 

The Ephmi'ii will present a stronf^ front, deep in r<>serve 
strennlh and well roimch'd throiif^h lli<> liiie-np. The starting sinj^les 
linenp will prohahlv hi' Jensen, D. Leonard, llirshman, Shlilman, 
Hortnick, and I'atlerson, in that order, hut it may well varv from 
match to match. As to donhles, Coach Chaffee faces a prohlein in 
lindiiif^ the rif^ht combinations before the Kphs return to Williams- 
town lor rcf^nlar season play. 



DU's Take B-Ball Championship, 
Upset Unbeaten Phi Gams, 60 - 51 

/)// Chiiik Diiiikcl 
Wednesday, March 14 .\ well balanced Delta Upsilon s(|nad 
upset the undefeated Phi Camma Delta team loniiiht, GO-."}], to 
capture the iiitrafraternity basketball championship. Art Hull's 
d<'adly jniui) shots and a pressini; defense combined to l)oost tlic> 
DU's to a commandinj; 10-2 lead early in the first (|naiter and the 
stunned Phi Cams never could closk' the i^ap. 'I'he DU's reached 
the championship 'iame by comiu'j; from behind to defeat the 
Clii Psis in a division play-off game Tuesday night, March 13, 
42-4t, as Ken Wilson's jump shot with five seconds r( inaininn 
provided the inarj^in of viclorv. 

Sparked by captain |ohii Sudduth. the DU's played brilliantly 
in the lirst (piarter to score the ama/.inj; total of 2fi points, and 
paced by Hull with 12 points and by Cieorp' \an \'erst with 11 
tliev led at intermission, .37-23. The hustlinj^ Phi Cams rallied 
valiantly In the second half, but led bv Hob Iverson's fine ball- 
handlinii and scorini;, the DU's held off the threat. Hull led all 
scorers with 1.5 points while Iverson ff)t 14, all of them in the sec- 
ond half. \'an \'erst netted 1 1 and |)lavinaker John Sudduth added 
nine. l'"or the I'hi (iams. hard drivint; Dick Power scored 14 and 
Hon Bratches i;ot 13. 



Eph Track Team 
To Spend Spring 
On Southern Trip 

Smith, Hecker, Smythe 
Bolster 1956 Squad; 
Sophs To Add Depth 



By Dick DavU 

Wednesday, Mar. 21 - The Wil- 
liams College tracli team will jnalse 
its second annual spring trip to 
the south during the Spring Re- 
cess. Coach Tony Planslcy i.s de- 
pending heavily on dash man and 
captain-elect Andy Smith. Now a 
Junior, Smith was a .sensation in 
his fre.shman year, going unbeaten 
and registering a time of 9.9 In the 
100. As a sophomore, he consis- 
tently racked up points in the 100 
and 220 yard dashes, and has been 
a mainstay of the Winter traclc 
mile relay team. 

Ports Leading Two-Miler 

Among the other veterans, 
"Hots" Ports can be counted on 
for victories in the two-mile run, 
and Bob Rayn-sford should do well 
in the 880 and 440. Jim Hecicer is 
expected to show improvement in 
the mile, and Jeff Smythe, Injured 
a good part of last season, will 
team with Jay Wilson in the hur- 
dles. 

The Purple will require a lot of 
rebuilding in the field events. Both 
Pete Riley and Diclc Repp showed 
promise in the pole-vault last year. 
Steve Oilman and John Winnaclcer 
have set the early pace in the jave- 
lin and discus, respectively. 

Last year's freshman team, 
though laclcing in deptli, will help 
fill many gaps. Fred Driscoll star- 
red in the hurdles and often won 
both the high jump and broad 
Jump events. John Schimmel took 
first regularly in the 100 and 220. 
Bill Fox, anchor man on the winter 
track team, will be better in his 
specialties, the mile and the 880, 
as will Dick Clokey. 



What young people are doing at General Electric 



Young engineer 
works on new ways 

to remove heat 
from atomic reactors 

An atomic reartor riinninp; at full cfTiciency 
creates a tremendous amount of heat in its 
rorr. iJy removinp this heat and putting it to 
work hdilinfi water to make steam, atom- 
made elerlricity is produced. 

One of the men responsible for designing 
new. more efTicient ways to remove heat from 
atomic reactors is 29-year-old Doctor Salo- 
mon Levy — Design Analysis supervisor in 
the Atomic Power Ltiuipinent Department's 
Reactor Engineering Unit. 

Levy's Work Interesting, Vital 
To study this problem of heal transfer, 
G.E, recently constructed a heat-transfer sys- 
tem. By electrically sinuilating the iieat pro- 
duced in a reactor, it is possible to determine 
the maximum rate at whieli heat can be re- 
moved from a leaetor to make steam. 

Dr. Levy conceived the idea of building 
this complex system, designed it and super- 
vised its construction. At present. Levy 
works Willi this system to study new prob- 
lems of heat transfer and fluid flow encoun- 
tered in atomic power jilanls. 

25,000 College Graduates at General Electric 
When Salomon Levy came to General 
Electric in 19.5,'?, he already knew the kind 
of work he wanted to do. Like each of our 
25,000 college-graduate employees, he was 
given his chance to grow and realize his full 
potential. For General Electric has long be- 
lieved this: Whenever fresh young minds are 
given the freedom to make i)rogress, every- 
body benefits -the individual, the company, 
and the country. 

Educational Relations, General Electric 
Company, Schenectady 5, New York 



^^§3^ SKI DEN 





Co-captains of the 1956-57 ski 
team: Hugh Clark (left! and Pete 
Elbow (right). 



^xne. Heads South 
On Practice Trip 

Hatch to Lead Williams 
In Seven Encounters 



Clark, Elbow To 
Captain Ski Team 



Thursday, Mar, 15 - Peter El- 
bow and Hugh Clark were elected 
co-captains of the 1967 Williams 
Ski team at a banquet held at the 
1896 House tonight. Along with 
the awarding of letters, Robert 
Beebe '57, was named as next 
year's team manager while Jeff 
Fisher '59, was cho.sen Pi-eshman 
captain for this past season. 

Elbow, a native of Radbui-n, N.J., 
was on the varsity soccer squad 
this fall and was also named to 
Phi Beta Kappa. Hailing from Pot- 
tersville, N.J., Clark is a member 
of the woe and Student Vestry. 
Under the continued coaching of 
Ralph Townsend next year, the 
team expects to improve on this 
season's record. 



Wednesday, IWar. 21 - Leaving 
the .snow and cold of Williams- 
town, 18 members of the varsity 
baseball team, captained by John 
Hatch and coached by the veteran 
Bobby Coombs, will leave the cam- 
pus this Saturday and head for 
the sunny south and a pre-.season 
schedule of seven practice college 
games, including Elon, Pfeiffer, 
Guilford, Farleigh-Dickenson and 
Upsala. 

Of the six pitchers making the 
trip, only three saw a good amount 
of work for the last year's 7-9 
team. Southpaw Tom Yankus 
should repeat as Coombs' top 
thrower with junior Don McLean 
also being counted on. Dick Flood 
also pitched in 1955 although 
mostly in a relief role. Senior Walt 
O'Hearn and sophomore Crawford 
Blagdon round out the staff. 
George Welles, second string back- 
stop last season, and Marv Wein- 
stein, outstanding for the 1955 
freshmen, will contend for the 
starting catching berth. 

Clarke Sperry and Dick Marr 
both return and either will give 
the Ephs strength at first base. 
Rick Power, frosh co-captain in 
1955, and junior Dick Sheehan will 
fight it out for second base. Cap- 
tain Hatch will start at shortstop 
as will junior Dick Fearon at third. 
In the outfield Coombs will try 
Bob Iverson, speedy sliortstop and 
co-captain of the freshmen last 
year, in left and Dick Ennis, lead- 
ing 1955 varsity hitter with .548, 
in center. Whitey Kaufman and 
Matt Donner, strong sophomore 
prospects, will be used in right. 



Golfers To Practice 
During SpringBreak 

Captain Carey To Lead 
Squad at N. C. Links 



Wednesday, Mar. 21 - Al- 
though the present Williams- 
town weather would lead one to 
think otherwise, the first day 
of spring is almost here. With 
the arrival of the spring season. 
Captain Randy Carey and a 
small nucleus of the golf team 
are preparing to head south 
Saturday for the golf links at 
Pinehurst, N.C. 

The squad, under the coach- 
ing of Dick Baxter, making the 
trip includes Morg Coleman, Bill 
and Jack Chapman, Pete 
French, John Boyd, Rob Foster, 
and freshman Bill Tuach, Hans 
Halligan and Doc Johnson. Al- 
though no matches are definite- 
ly planned, the Harvard golf 
squad will also be practicing at 
Pinehurst. 



Stickmen Led By 
Edgar and Spaeth 

Team Practices in Gym ; 
First Game with Tufts 



By Barry Holt 

Wednesday, Mar. 21 - Under 
the leadership of co-captains Jim 
Edgar and Bob Spaeth, the 1956 
Williams Lacrosse squad has been 
working out during the past two 
weeks in preparation for their 
opening game against Tufts on 
April 14 at Medford. 

Contrary to the practice of past 
seasons, the Stickmen will not 
undertake a vacation tour this 
year. Games with University of 
Maryland and University of Balti- 
more had been planned but Coach 
Jim Ostendarp and the two cap- 
tains decided to cancel these con- 
tests. As Coach Ostendarp put it: 
"We have neither the material nor 
the facilities to compete with these 
powers." 

Practice in the Gym 

Because of the snow-covered 
fields, the Eph Lacrosse workouts 
have been limited to the Lasell 
Gymnasium. The parking lot lo- 
cated by the Golf course was clear- 
ed last week and the cages will 
be set up for use until vacation. 
Along with Edgar and Spaeth, the 
men back from last year's starting 
team are : Tony Furgueson, Charles 
Foehl, Buster Smith, Joe Perrott, 
and Hilary Gans. 



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NEWS IN BRIEF 



At 7;.30 P. M. on Wcdiicsilay 
Ci)iiiiiiitffi- picst'iit.s a c()ll<)(HiiiMU 



Maicli 21, till' .Stiiili'iit Union 

^, ^ juinni about "Mii.sic ol the Orient". 

Proffssors 1 rapp and NollniT will lu' the tcatuiod speakers and 
will lead the di.scii.s.sion in the lower lounge of Baxter Mali. 

coo 

.\t the March S meeting of the Williams College Young Ue- 
pnblican Club plans were annonneed for a hnid raising liiuner 
April 24 at the Psi Upsilon iiouse. The program will inelude a 
eoektail hour, entertainment, and a featured prominent sp/aker. 
At thi.s time, the club will reeeive its charter, admitting it lo the 
state llepnbliean organization. .Student tickets at .$4 apiece may 
be ol)taiued from Mike Haves '5(), Scottie Eliwood .58, |oe Y'oung 
'58, liieh Schneider .57, t'barlic Kirkwood ,57 or Ste\i' Saunders 
.59. It was announced at the meeting that these who are not mem- 
bers ol the club at present, but are iuterested in joining and at- 
tending the dinner, may contact any of tlie above members. Also 
annonneed was the slate of delegates to the Mass. C'ouneil of Y'oung 
Hepublican C/'lubs. These delegates include those mentioned above 
pins Tom Frohock .5(), llandv Doherty '.59, |ohn Phillips .59, and 
John Sfruthers '.59. 

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The United States Civil Service Conunission has announced 
an examination for filling Gcophysicist |)ositions in the Coast and 
(leodetic Survey of the Department of C^ominerce, and other Fed- 
eral agencies in Washington, D. C;., and throughout the United 
States. .V few positions may also be filled overseas. The salaries 
range from .$4,.345 to .$11,610 a year, .-Vppropriate education and 
experience are recjuired. For positions paying from .$4,.345 to 
■$5,440 a year, education alone may be (|ualifviiig. No written test 
is r»'(|iu'red. Further information and application forms may be 
obtainetl at many post offices throughout the country, or from the 
V. S. C^ivil Service (Commission, Washington, D. C. 



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Business Manager of Uie RECORD. 
He Is president of Kappa Alpha 
and a Junior Adviser. Active in 
the Outing Club, he also was a 
member of the varsity swimming 
team and freshman lacrosse squad. 

Connolly, Graham 

Connolly represents the News 
Bureau on the SAC. He Is an As- 
sistant Managing Editor of the 
RECORD and a Junior Adviser. A 
member of Delta Upsilon, he has 
also been active on the freshman 
swimming team and In the New- 
man Club. 

Graham sits on the SAC as 
Treasurer of the Williams Outing 
Club. He Is active with WMS and 
Is affiliated with Phi Delta. 

Adelphic Union . . . 

be fully restored to a position of 
high prestige on campus, Klein- 
bard received special credit from 
the membership for his efforts to 
stimulate debate Interest through 
discussion panels on various topics 
of interest to the student body. In 
his final remarks as president, 
Klelnbard expressed the hope that 
Interfraternlty debating would 
begin during the coming year. 




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we invite you to buy it from us where you con get the best in 
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Schuman . . . 

scntlal feature of modern music, 
as opposed to Its relatively res- 
tricted utilization in earlier music. 

This, then, Is the problem, Wliat 
Is being done about it? For the 
most part, very little. Dr. Schuman 
seems to feel. The responsibility for 
musical education is primarily with 
the schools and colleges, and these 
largely Ignore contemporary music. 
Dr. Schuman compliments Wil- 
liams as a notable exception to 
this last observation. New worlds 
win receive performance as long 
as they gain the respect of con- 
ductors and musicians, but there 
Is a danger that modern music 
ble unless some progress Is made 
In educating the audience. 

One might ask: what Is the in- 
centive for writing music that most 



people arc not going to like? Mr. 
will become remote and Inaccessa- 
Schuman has an answer for this 



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AMT To Produce French Play, 
Jean Anouilh's Famous Comedy; 
Savacool to Direct Presentation 

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FoUowlng the custom of the last 
ilirec years, tlie play will be taken 
!i a short tour with a prraenta- 
,on at Skldmore College on Fri- 
il.iy night April 13lh and In the 
Siirah Lawrence Theatre In 
HionxvlUe, N.Y. on Sunday, April 
.:)th. The latter presentation will 
!!■ sponsored by the Alliance 
, lancalse. 

Both the lour and the method 
, : presentation are geared to the 
!.u:t that the lanKuaife play.s ap- 
peal to a limited audience. Pro- 
fi'S.sor Savacool explained. There- 
I 11" the play is beinn Hiven for 
.. ly on' evenlnK and there will 
') cons dcrable accent on panlo- 
inrne S) that a spectator will be 
.lb! lo follow the plol even if 
hi-. French is limited. 

I'he play itself ran for nine 
monlhs as an off-Broadway pro- 
duction. Brooks Atkinson prai.sed 
ilie Greenwich VillaRe production 
as ■'. . . an insenlous harlqulnade 
ihat stands both logic and the 
craft of the theatre on their 
heads with equal dexterity . . .nie 
plot is only a device In this come- 
dy. Mr. Anouilh is more interested 
in playing tricks on it— tricks of 
illu.sion and delusion, topsey-tur- 
vey contrasts, logic turned inside 
out, In addition chaiactcristlc 
slRhs over the emptiness of life 
in high .society, and his wlstful- 
ncss over the delights of pure 
love". The author, Anouilh, also 
wrote "The Lark", in which Julie 
Harris Is cunently starring on 
Bioadway. 

The original .score will be used 
but it will be adapted by Walter 
L. Nollner, a.>-slstant professor of 
mu.sic. Only a clarinet was used 
for background music when the 
play was presented In 1955 at the 
Cherry Lane Theatre in Green- 
wich Village. Mr. Nollner has 
adapted Elmer Gordon's score by 
the addition of percussion Instru- 
menUs. The orchestia will consist 
of three students: Ronald Emery, 
I,arry Allen and Borell Kiischen. 

This French presentation has 
been conceived as an exerci.se In 
French for students who are 
studying the language, and for 
others who are curious about Gal- 
lic treatment of the theatre. This 
See Page 4, Col. 3 




Slote and Rudolph 
Issue New Books 

Hopkins History, Novel, 

To Go On Sale Soon 



French Play 



CC Prepares Ssries 
Of Rushing Meetings 

Gardner Reveals Plans 
For April-May Agenda 



Monday, Apr. 9 - Dee Gardner 
'57, President of the College Coun- 
cil this afternoon I'evealed plans 
for this spi'ing's fii-st joint meet- 
ing of the CC-SC to discuss pro- 
posals for lushing next fall. The 
College Council and Social Coun- 
cil I the fifteen fi-aternity presi- 
dents) will meet together next 
Monday evening. At that time a 
report of the joint CC-SC Rushing 
Committee will be .submitted for 
dl.scussion. 

Gardner emphasized the point 
that any student, "regardless of 
position," is invit-ed to attend the.se 
meetings which are held each 
Monday evening at 7:30 in Bax- 
ter Hall. 

Gargoyle Report 

The Ru.shing Committee is in 
charge of .setting up the mechan- 
ics for next fall's rushing week. 
Their report will propose quotas, 
times, prepare a rushing agree- 
ment for the class of 1960, and 
seek to prepare an adequate de- 
See Page 4, Col. 1 



Prof. Schuman to Travel in Soviet Russia 
During May to Gain Material For Book 

Tuesday, April 3 - The "Iron Curtain" is being lifted and the 
efforts of the new rulers of linssia to achii've ayreement with Amer- 
ica are seriously motivated, aceordiny lo l'"re<l<'riek I.. Sehuman. 
Woodrow Wilson Professor of (;o\'enimenl at Williams College. 
Dr. Sehnman bases his iiiferenee on the assmanee that he will be 
granted a Soviet \ isa to visit Hnssia next month in spite of the faet 
that his book "The tJommonwealth of Man " was strongly attacked 
in a half-page review in Pra\cla in 195'3. 

Currently on a half-year Sabbatical leave, Dr, Schuman has 
'signed a eontraet with Kno|)f. Inc., for a new book tentatively en- 
titled "Russia Since 1917: forty Years ol Soviet Polities. " In order 
to gather new materials and u])-t()-dat<' impressions on Hnssia. 
lie is planning to spend the month of Ma\ in the Soviet I'nion. 
traveling extensively tinough European linssia with additional 
time in Moscow. lie hopes to gain new insights into Soviet domes- 
tic and foreign policies through ac(|uisition of recent publications 
and interviews with public officials and scholars. 

Third Visit to Sotirt 

Dr, Schuman first visited the Soviet Union in 1928. and again 
in 19.33. This, his second book exclusi\elv on Pussia. will be a 
scqual to his earlier w(nk "Soviet Polities At Home and Abroad . 
issued by Knopf in 1946. His well known college textbook. 'In- 
ternational Politics", will be translated into Hindu next vear. 

Until last week. Dr. Schuman was uncertain of admission 
to Russia because the 19,53 Pra\da Review of his book denounced 
liim as "an active ideologist of American Imperialism" who "at- 
tempts to justify the action of United States aggressive iwwer. 
Professor Schuman explained today, "If such an 'enemv ot the 
people' (i.e. Stalinist term f<n- all anti-Communists) is now ])v\- 
mitted to travel and study in the U. S. S. R.. this can onlv mean that 
the effort.-, of lJ,e new rulers of Russia to achie\c a rimimnhrmrnl 
or modus vivcndi with America are seriously motivated ano do not 
reiiresent a mere tactical maneuver or an exercise in hvpocracy. 

Upon his return to the U. S. in [line, Professor Sehnman will 
te«ch at his alma mater, the University of Chicago during the 
summer (luarter while concluding the writing of the pro|eete(l 
volume. He will resume teaching at Williams in September. 



Wednesday, Apr. 11 - Two mem- 
bers of the Williams College fac- 
ulty will have their recently 
written books relea.sed to the pub- 
lic this month. Professor Frederick 
Rudolph of the History depart- 
ment will have his book "Mark 
Hopkins and the Log" released on 
Apiil 25 by the Yale University 
Press. A novel, "Lazarus In Vi- 
enna," by Alfred Slote of the 
Eiigli.sh department will make Its 
debut April 23 being published by 
McGraw-Hill. 

Containing both a biography of 
Mark Hopkins during his presi- 
dency at Williams and a history 
of American higher education of 
the same period of the nineteenth 
century, Professor Rudolph's book 
i.i the fii'sit history of Williams 
College to be Lssued since 1917. 
111? book also Includes a discus- 
s o:i of the curriculum, finances, 
r?;igiv.n. fra.ernitles. and other 
aspec.s of colLge life in general 
and \;lll.ams ai particular. 

Mr. Slote :.blained the idea for 
his novel w.ii'.e visiting Vienna in 
1950-19j1. Centering aiound a 
story of love and political In- 
trigue, the book involves a young 
army Lieutenant on an exchange 
program to send Austrian busi- 
ness and professional men to 
America to study democracy. Tlie 
book is the second by the author, 
the first being "Denham Proper". 

Professor Rudolph graduated 
from Williams In 1942. Mr. Slote 
na.s degrees from both the Uni- 
versity of Michigan and the Uni- 
versity of Grenoble in France. 
"Mark Hopkins and the Log " will 
go on sale at the price of $4.75. 
while $3.75 will purchase a copy 
of "Lazarus in Vienna". 



Foreign Students 
To Speak Tonight 

Adelphic Union Presents 
Debate on U. S. Policy 



Wednesday. Apr. 11 - The Adel- 
phic Union will pi'esent another 
In its series of student discussion 
panels this evening at 7:30 in 3 
Griffin Hall, this time on the 
topic "American Foreign Policy — 
A World View". 

The panel will boast partici- 
pants from five different areas of 
the globe, and should offer some 
thought-provoking discussion for 
its listeners. Traditional European 
rivals France and Germany are 
represented, as well as Saudi Ara- 
bia. Hong Kong, and India. 
Greene to Moderate 

Professor Frederick Greene of 
the Political Science Department 
will serve in the capacity of mo- 
derator. Greene Is considered to 
be one of the foremost authorities 
on U.S. foreign policy. 

Each of the panel members will 
present an opening statement de- 
signed to Illustrate the effects 
which foreign policy decisions In 
Washington have upon their re- 
spective homelands. Klaus Klatte, 
of Germany, will open the dis- 
cussion, followed in order by Ber- 
nard Lanvln '57, France: Abdul 
Wohabe '59, Saudi Arabia; Judh- 
vir Parmar '57, India: and Chlen 
Ho '57, Hong Kong. 

Question Period 

Following these opening re- 
marks. Professor Greene will pose 
some questions based on current 
international Issues. This will be 
done In order to contrast more 
clearly the different effects which 
foreign policy decisions have upon 
the represented nations. Vital 
questions of the day, above and 
beyond personal opinions, will be 
discussed. 

It is hoped by the Adelphic 
Union that this discussion will 
give the audience some knowledge 
of the multiplicity of demands 
which are made on U.S. foreign 
policy, and also a better under- 
standing of what lies behind the 
criticisms ot our policy In today's 
world. 



Lyons to Lecture 
On Responsibility 
Nation's Press 



Authority on Journalism 
Is Prominent Boston 
News Commentator 



Wednesday, Apr. 11 - Mr. Louis 
M. Lyons, Curator of Harvard 
University's Nieman Foundation, 
author, well-known news com- 
mentator and a Boston Globe re- 
porter for many years, will speak 
tomorrow night at 8:00 in Bax- 
ter Hall on "The Responsibility 
of the Press". A dLscusslon period, 
a feature of Williams College 
Lecture Committee programs that 
has proved very lively and en- 
lightening, will follow Mr. Lyons' 
prepared address. 

The Williams Lecture Commit- 
tee has chosen a man thoroughly 
conver.sant with his topic. An ar- 
ticle on press responsibility as 
well as one on academic freedom 
are among Mr. Lyons' contribu- 
tions to "The Atlantic Monthly". 
He publishes a quarterly in jour- 
nalism in his capacity as Curator 
of the Nieman Foundation and 
co-ordinates the work of the 
newspapermen awarded Nieman 
fellow.ships in journali-sm at Har- 
vard. Mr. Lyons was awarded a 
Nieman fellowship himself in 1938 
and is now a member of the 
.selection committee for Nieman 
fellowships. 

TV Commentator 

Mr. Lyons was a reporter for 
the Boston Globe in 1919 and 
1920. In 1923 he reported for the 
Springfield Republican and In 
that year he returned again to 
the Globe where he remained un- 
til 1945. He is co-author of the 
book, "Our Fair City", published 
in 1947. He now presents a daily 
background of the news on tele- 
vision channel 2 in Cambridge. 

Mr. Lyons is the fourth in a 
series of six lecturers presented 
by the Lecture Committee this 
spring. On May 3. Harvard pro- 
fessor of Practical Astonomy. Dr. 
Harlow Shapley will speak on 
"Men and Stars" and on May 15. 
Thurgood C. Marshall, Counsel 
for the National Association for 
the Advancement of Colored Peo- 
ple will lecture on "The Supreme 
Court's DecLslon and After". 



Wednesday. Apr. 11 - Mr. 
and Mrs. Dykeman Sterling 
have presented a collection of 
twenty-one classical records tu 
the college in memory of their 
son Dave, Williams '55. The 
records will be placed in the 
new Independent Room of the 
Student Union in a cabinet 
bearing Dave's name. The Ster- 
lings' plan is to provide addi- 
tional selections in the future. 



Kellogg, Miller to Edit 1957 Gul; 
Davis, Schott, Three Frosh to Aid 



13 Seniors Visit Washington's Big Wigs, 
See Diggs, Humphrey, Reston, Thurmond 

Inj mi Ediiiir 
Sunday, .April 8 • In a hectic but rewarding thiee-dav .series 
ol interviews with top VVashington officials during spring \aca- 
tioii, 13 Williams seniors heard first-hand accounts of go\enmient 
policies, 

"Everybody," summarized Rod Ward, "was impressed." 
Ivseorted bv Political Science Instructor Robert Caudine, 
the Williams ineu watched the Supreme Court haiul down an im- 
portant decision and talked with such men as the Secretary of the 
Treasmv, the chief of the New York Times Washington Rureaii. 

'■ Oand the Repre,sentative from Wil- 

liamstown. 

Not Cook's Tour 
Initiated in 1952, this trip to 
the nation's Capitol is, according 
lo Student Aid Director Henry 
N. Flynt, "by no means a Cook's 
tour — more of an interdepart- 
mental .seminar than a trip. Its 
purpose is to raise questions of 
policy lather than to secure in- 
formation". 

Selected from seniors who are 
majoring in American HLstory and 
Literature. Economics. History, 
Pohtlcal Economy, or Political 
Science, the Williams men have 
all expen.ses paid by the George 
J. Mead Fund. 

Segregation and Aid 
The subjects of this spring's 
trip were the problems of segre- 
gation and foreign aid. During the 
interviews, the officials present- 
ed interesting and often contra- 
dictory views on both topics. 

Senator Strom Thurmond of 
South Carolina felt that the 1954 
segregation decision of the Su- 
preme Court was influenced hv 
the testimony of psychologists and 
sociologists connected with Com- 
munist-front organizations. 

Taking a more moderate stand 
on the subject. Representative 
Diggs, a Negro from Michigan, 
felt that Integration in southern 
schools can be done slowly as long 
as both sides act in good laith 
toward the Supreme Court Deci- 
sion. 

Representative John Hesselton. 
whose constituency includes Wil- 
liamstown. said that many Sena- 
tors who signed the Southern 
Manifesto did it reluctantly for 
the sake of political expediency. 

Although many of the Williams 
visitors felt that the interviews 
included too many technicalities 
of economics. Ward said that they 
found Secretary of the Treasury 
George Humphrey "quite Impres- 
sive". Disagreeing with the opini- 
ons of several members of the 
Williams Economics Department. 
Humphrey felt that the national 
debt is bad for the country's ec- 
onomy. 

Ulman Decision 
During their trip the 13 Wil- 
See Page 4, Col. 2 



Mead Fund Program 
Offers Congressional 
Summer Experience 

Sunday, Apr. 8 - Thanks to a 
program initiated last week by the 
Geoige J. Mead Fund Committee, 
a Williams junior will be able to 
study first-hand the machinery of 
Capitol Hill this summer. 

Organized by Chairman of the 
Political Science Department Vin- 
cent Barnett, this program in- 
cludes a 6 to 8 week job on a 
Congressman's staff and a $250 
stipend from the Mead Fund. 

Interested juniors i who are 
majoring in American History and 
Literature, Economics, History, 
Political Economy, or Political 
Science I must apply at the of- 
fice of Student Aid before April 
20. 

Nature of Work 

The applicant chosen by the 
Mead Fund Committee to go to 
Washington will probably perform 
the regular functions of a Con- 
gressional staff-member, such as 
speech-writing, publicity, and 
writing letters. 

He will probably work for six 

weeks, from the middle of June 

until Congress adjoui'ns. Then, if 

possible, he might work for two 

See Page 4, Col. 4 




Tom Kellogg 



John Miller 



Tuesday, ,\pril 10 - Co-editors Da\e Ililliaril 57 and [oe 
Perrott .57 anncmnced tonight that Tom Kellogg '.58 and John 
Miller ',58 will serve as Co-editors-in-C;hief of the 1957 Culiel- 
niensien. Kellogg is a meuiber of St. .\nthonv Hall, and has been 
active on the Handbook and the W. (). C., and has particiiiated 
on the Cross Coiintrv. Swimming and Track teams. Miller is a 
member of Phi Delta, and in adilition to the CJul has worked for 
the WCC and the WOO. He is also in the Yacht Club. 

Dick Davis '.58 will assist Kellogg and Miller in tlx- post of 
Managing Kditor. A Chi Psi, Davis is'also on the Rl'.CORD stafl. 
Ken Schott .58 was named Senior Editor. He is a member of Phi 
Sigma Kajipa. Next year's important Sophomore Roard will be 
composed of Pete Naiman '.59, John Palmer '.59, and Howie Wil- 
ier '59. Kellogg. Miller and Davis .served on the Sophomore Roard 
during the past year. 

Retiring Editors Hilliard and Perrott set a tentative date of 
Mav 15 for publication of the 19.56 Gul. Thev also stated that co- 
operation from students, faculty, and alumni alike has not been 
good, and that the yearbook naturallv suffers as a result. Thev urge 
fliat more enthusiasm and better ccH)peration be given to the in- 
coming Roard. The 19.56 Gulielmensien was the centennial issue. 



Becker, France Win 
Scholarship Awards 

Seniors Get Opportunity 
To Study In Europe 



Sunday. Apr. 8 - Pour scholar- 
ships for past-graduate study have 
been awarded to Gargoyle secre- 
tary Sy Becker '56, It was an- 
nounced last week. 

His awards include a Fulbrlght 
Scholarship lo the University of 
Strasburg. a Woodi'ow Wilson Fel- 
lowship to an American Univer- 
.sity. and two other national schol- 
arships which have not yet been 
announced. 

Also a Fulbrlght recipient Is 
Alec France '56. who was granted 
a $500 prize scholarship by Wil- 
liams last month. 

Interests and Activities 

A junior Phi Bete, Becker has 
been on the Dean's list every se- 
mester, and currentVv ranks third 
in his class. He Is treasurer of the 
Student Activities Council, sec- 
retary of the Student Union Com- 
mittee, and has worked for the 
RECORD. 

Under the fellowship which he 
decides to accept, history-major 
Becker plans to study interna- 
tional relations, with emphasis on 
Rus.sla. 

Under his Fulbrlght to the Uni- 
versity of Paris. Political Science 
major France plans to continue 
study at "I'Ecole des Scienc"s Po- 
litlques". At Williams he has been 
active in the Adelphic Union. 



THE WILLIAMS UECOKlJ, W'KDNKSDAV, Al'HlL U, 195(j 



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"Entered os second-class matter November 27, 1944, at the post office at 
North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, i 879." Printed by 
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Voluble LXX 



April 11, 1956 



Numher 15 



EDITORIAL 

Science As A Liberal An 



"A iiicicli/ wvU-inforiticd intiit ix the most uxclrss bare oi. 
God's ciirtli. What wc should aim at prodiiciiifi, i-s iiwii alio pos- 
sess both ctdturc and expert knowledfi^e in some speeiid dircetion. 
Their expert knouted'^e uill <iive them the 'ground to start from, 
and their culttire will lead them as- deep as philusophi/ and as 
high as art." 

— Alfred North VVhiteliead in "Thi' Aims of Ediiciitioii" 

Till' .si-ioiicf rc-(uiiioineiit at William.'i (.'ollc'i^c is almost p.M- 
pctiially iukUt attack. .Many of the criticisms are merelv rational- 
izations of those who are nnwillinj; to submit to the rijjoroiis ap- 
plication that science demands. \'et the Hecord helicM's that there 
is a nnclens of valiilitv in the criticisms of the existing science re- 
(|iilieinent. Perhaps the most important defect is that it is possible 
for a student to irraihiate without ohtaininn an appreciation of the 
scientific method anil an iiiiderstandinjr of the impact of tlie oxer- 
all scientific achievement of the present time. Moreover, the re- 
(|iiirement often leaves students with an irrational but lastiiii; dis- 
taste lor science. 

To abolish the science refjnirement would be follv. At the 
same time, to leave it as it is now constituted prevents the full 
realization of its purposes. 

.\n educated man shoukl have an understanding; and a]i]>re- 
ciation of all areas of human knowledi;e, aloni; with liiiinilitv to- 
wards thein. If one is to be competent in his elected intellectual 
field, one must understand the impact of other fields liicludini; 
the scientific ones on his field. In an at^e In which science has 
transformed our world, this re(|nirement is of special siijiiificancc. 
E(|nally iiuportant is the fact that one can tierive i^reat .satisfac- 
tion from ail aesthetical appreciation of these achievements. Kin- 
allv it is necessary for a man to have humilitv ami reverence to- 
wards fields other than his own. 

Unfortunately, the present science rei|uireinent does not ful- 
fill the.se jjiirposes as ade(|iiately as is possible. ,\ltOf^cther too 
often a non-science major carries with him from his science courses 
only a vague memory of disorganized data. Bather than a general 
view of science, the student often receives only an introduction 
to the current status of one or two sciences. 

What is needed is an historical survey of science as a whole 
with emphasis on the .scientific method. An adequate History and 
Method of Science course would perhaps take two years. However, 
the value of such a course in comi^arison witl; the present science 
re((uirement would be considerable to the non-science majors. 

Science at Vassar 

\ coinmittce consisting of students and members of the fac- 
ulty at Vassar College has recently probed into the relation of the 
science ie(|uirement to the rest of a liberal arts program. ,\gitation 
as to the value of the science re(|nirement on the part of the stud- 
ent body prompted the investigation. The cominittee felt that 
science is a yeiv large part of any liberal arts education and that 
.scientific knowledge is beneficial to the individual in the society 
of today. 

.\ gap existing between science courses and the rest of the 
courses taken by the students is often ex|)ressed in the desire to 
ha\e the instructor explain the purpose of the course. Some science 
faculty inembers felt that they should not have to justify the 
course and that it was u\) to the student to be mature enough to go 
to the instructor and ask any questions or discuss any jiroblems that 
bothered him. 

Included in the re|)ort by the student inembers of the com- 
mittee was a ref|nest for a course concerned mainly with an his- 
torical ajiproach to science which students felt would make the 
science courses seein less isolated in relation to their other sub- 
jects. Opponents of this plan argued that before a course such as 
the one proposed is possible, the student needs some background 
in science. 



SUMMER SCHOOL 

CLARK UNIVERSITY 

special and Standard Undergraduate 

and graduate courses in Liberal Arts, 

Business Administration, Education 

— Coeducational — Special Events — 
INTERSESSION: SUMMER SESSION 

June 11-30 July 2-Aug. 17 

— write for Bulletin — Worcester, Mass. — 



Ed Bleau's 
BARBER SHOP 

MOVED 

TO THE END OF SPRING ST. 

Opposite Gulf Station 

REMEMBER 

Williams Men Who Are In The Know - 

Get Their Haircut By Ed Bleou 



Eph Skiers Find Overabundance 
Of Snowbunnies Mixed Blessing 
On Aspen's Tremendous Slopes 

bij Joe /V//)fig/i( 

Despite the (nulcr-the-clock-at-the-|}iltmoi<'-es(|ne lures of 
i'ort Lauderdale and liennnda (ol College \\'eek hune), a good 
percculage of Williams men spi'u'. their spring \acation skiing. .\s 
■isuai, Siowe and Tremblant took honors as the jiiost popular, liils 
year, tweb'c Kphs - Duke Uergendahl '58, '^ogi' l!eir\ '57, llen- 
.y c^ole '59, Tom Connolly '5.S, .\rt Hyde '.5(1, Ujck (ialhni '57, |im 
. aiierson '.57, John boss 5.S, Ted 'failinadge .5,i, John Taylor 5(j, 
I'l.il Wilcox '5iS, and Joe .Albright '5S - were ol a sportier cast and 
,ii,;ed up in .'Vspen, Colorado. Though Aspen is some 200(1 miles 
i..rtiier than an>' of the eastern slopes, all twi'be h'lt thai .Vspen's 
irriiic skiing made all 20(10 jiiiles worth while. 

The town of .Aspen is 2.50 miles west of l)en\fi ami about 
idlM feet al)0\e sea level. The\ get about ten feet of snow during 
.in a\eragi' wintiM- ami can expivt new powder snow to fall at 
least once a wi'ek wi'll into .Vpril. bi the spring, the days of pow- 
,ler-snow and the warm, sniiii)- corn-snow days are about ei|nally 
di\ided. 

Lute SAiiiig 

Unlike the eastern resorts, .Aspen does not have to worry too 
much that a sudden thaw will cancel spring skiing. The lifts always 
.lose Oil tiie 15th of ,\pril. This is nsualh' due to die lack of cus- 
.K.iicrs, rather dian to any lack of snow. There has been skiing 
lis Kui' as the middle of |nly. 

.S.iing as .Vspen comes as a slight shock (o most easterti ski- 
ers, instead of narrow trails there are huge expanses of open 
monntaiti. The runs — even the shortest ones — are twice as long 
as the a\i'rage eastern trail. In certain ways, this western skiing 
is more iiigged. For oie thing, no attempt is ever made to pack 
the trails. Ihis means skiers ha\i' to cope with harder coiiditions, 
such as dee]) powder or breakable ernst. .Also, even the easiest 
trails are co\iTed with large, diseoneerting bumps, called "inognls" 
out west, which seldom turn up in the East except on the expert 
trails. 

(,7ir/ir Lifts 

Tluir lilt facilities consist of two chair lifts, and a T-bar for 
tlie beginners' slope. The main lift, advertised as the longest in 
the world, is 14,000 li'i-t long and takes 45 miinites to ascend. The 
second lilt, a double chair, opens up a basin on another face of 
the mountain. .\ third chair lift will be built this summer, siip- 
posedK' to keep pace with the es'er-incieasing erow<ls. 

Switching lo a ilifferent subject, thi' possibilities of getting 
dates iji .Aspen were nearly endless. The ratio favore<l males as 
much as 2-1. Fortunately h)r the nightlife, and not so fortunatelv 
for the niid-morning lilt-lines. Williams' vacation coincided with 
that of nearly every other school iti the country. 
liennudd Competition 

Possibh' due to the excursion to Benmida, there was not an 
overabundance of college girls. There was a sprinkling of Smith, 
\'assar, etc., (|nite a number Irom Xortliwesteru, and som<' Irom 
Denver University, (Colorado I'liiversity. ami Colorado (College. 
However, the vast majority of these ski-hnnnies were highly snow- 
able types either Irom eastern prep schools, or Wisconsin and 
Minnesota high schools. Another gold mitie was the troujje of 
t)eantifnl, bronzed, and usually blond nuinbers who abound in 
.Aspen as "ski-!)iims ", working sex'eral hums a day for the season's 
lift ticket, board, and SIO a week to spend. 

Unlike some ski ri'sorts, notably Mad Hi\('r and to some ex- 
tent Stowe, there is a lot to do alter skiing. One can evr-ii go switn- 
ming i:i an outdoor, heated svvinmu'ng pool; take a Finnish bath 
called a Badstn, or hire a team ol dogs lor a sleigh-ride. Another 
off-beat pastime, one which is highly nn]iopular with the ski pa- 
trol, is niootiliglit beer parties up on the moimtain. Needless to 
say, the hardest part is skiing back down after one of these blasts. 
S«(!cr Siiihllifc 

For the less adventurous, there arc five really nice bars in 
See Page 4, Col. 2 



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LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



I'Ulitor's Note: Mr. Hamilton R. Woods, Williams ^i^rad of /y/o, 
eites an editorial of Saturdaij, Mareh S, "The Amherst I'hohia". as 
the incentive for his letter. The editorial, published o/i the datj of 
the Williams-Amherst basketball f^ame, decried the unneeessarilii 
poor record of the WUlianis Icamx afiainst Amherst. The poor 
record was attrilmlcd lo a fear and "(iWifciiiii" up" at the sif^ht 
of .^mher.it numerals. Incidcntalli/. Williams to.tt. 

To the Editor of the RECORD: 

The enclosed iiiticle is evidence that somebody has wakid 
up lo the fact that athletics al Williams are in not too gooil comli. 
tion. I have oftiMi thicatened to write voiir paper to get a list i,| 
the games between Aiuheist and Williams :md the scores durii..^ 
the last five years. Would not such a list he ihe best thing to briim 
it to the attention of students and others.^ 

.After having been out of college 45 years and been back 'o 
Williamstown more than 1.50 times and been in pretty close co i- 
tact with the nndei graduates through sons ol my friends and thi.r 
of my own boys who graduated, I think I know one ol the aiiswi is 
to this unfortunate situation I may be wrong and many who I. . 
lieve my answer is right will not atlinit it for obvious reasons I 
think die general reason that our athletics have slid is becau ■ 
many of the best athletes arc not willing to give up their womi i 
and litinor to do the necessarv training. My second reason is th .1 
those to whom mv first reason does not apply :ire just too dariul 
lazy and haven't the guts to Iraiii. .An integral pari ol these Ivm) 
reasons is the proximity ol llenniiigton (^>llege. 

Why don't yon get out the list ol games and scores for tin' 
last five years and then wc will know \vh:it we are talking about-' 

Siiicerelv voins, 
Haniiltoii H. Woods, 1910 




On Campus 



with 
MaxShuJman 



(Autlior 0/ •Barefoot Bon ivitA C*ee*," •(<>.; 



MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING 

I have a.sked the makers oi Philip Mnrri.s — an enterprising 
and aggressive group of men; yet at the same time warm and 
lovable; though not without acumen, perspicacity, and drive; 
which does not, however, mask their essential greatheartedness ; 
a quality evident to all who have ever enjoyed the beneficence and 
gentleness of their wares; I refer, of course, to Philip Morris 
Cigarettes, a smoke fashioned with such loving care and ten- 
dered with such kind regard that these old eyes grow misty when 
I think upon it - I have asked, I say, the makers of I'hilip Morris 
— that aggregate of shrewd but kindly tobacconists, that covey 
of enlightened Merry Andrews, that cluster of good souls bound 
together by the profit motive and an unllagging determination 
to provide all America with a cigarette forever gentle and 
eternally pleasing - I have asked, 1 say, the makers of Philip 
Morris whether I might use today's column to lake up the 
controversial question : Should a coed share expenses on a date? 

"Yes," said the makers simply. We all embraced then and 
squeezed each other and exchanged brave smiles, and if our 
eyes were a trifle moist, who can blame us? 

To the topic then: Should a coed share expenses on a date? I 
think I can best answer the question by citing the following 
typical case: 

Poseidon Nebenzal, a student at Oklahoma A and M, majoring 
in hide,! and tallow, fell wildly in love with Mary Ellen Flange, 
a flax weevil major at the same school. Ills love, he had reason 
to believe from Mary Ellen's sidelong glances and maidenly 
blushes, was not entirely unrequited, and by and by he mustered 




■./lii Love m note/ztm'/ Unrd'^i^Uitcc/ 



up enough courage to ask her the all-important question: "Will 
you wear my 4-H pin ?" 

"Yes," she said simply. They embraced then and squeezed 
each other and exchanged brave smiles, and if their eyes were 
a trifle moist, who can blame them? 

For a time things went swimmingly. Then a cloud appeared. 
Mary Ellen, it seems, was a rich girl and accustomed to costly 
pleasures. Poseidon was bone-poor and he quickly ran out of 
money. Unable to take Mary Ellen to the poah places she fancied 
and too proud to tell her the reason, he turned surly and full of 
melancholy. Senseless, violent quarrels developed. Soon it ap- 
peared that the romance, so promising at the beginning, was 
headed for a breakup, but at the last moment, Poseidon man- 
aged to blurt out the truth. 

"Oh, beloved agrarian!" cried Mary Ellen, grappling him 
close. "Oh, proud husbandman! Oh, foolish reaper! Why have 
you not told me bci'ore? I have plenty of money, and I will con- 
tribute according to my ability." 

Poseidon, of course, protested, but she finally persuaded him 
of the wisdom of her course. From then on they split all ex- 
penses according to their incomes. Rather than embarrass 
Poseidon by handing him money in public, a joint bank account 
was set up to allow him to write checks. Into this account each 
week they faithfully deposited their respective allowances - 35 
cents from Poseidon ; $2300 from Mary Ellen. 

And it worked fine! Gone was all the arguing and bickering. 
They were happy - truly happy! And what's more, when they 
graduated they had a nice little nest egg - eight million dollars 
- with which to furnish a lovely apartment in Lubbock, Texas, 
where today they operate the local laundromat. 

So you see? You too can salvage your failing romance if you 
will only adopt a healthy, sensible attitude toward money. 

©Mil Stiutniin. 19M 

tucre {< no obtlach Khrn it tomet ta I'hilip Mnrrh. Popular prief 
tllll promiil far Ihh. Amorira, (grnl/p cigarrtte, whoie maker$ bring 
you thit column every week. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL U. 195fi 



Netmen Top U. Va., Navy, W&M; 
Compile 4-2 Spring Trip Record 



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<■«<• ti'iiiiis tcaiM 



1)1/ Karl llir.\liiiia}i 

Wwliiesday. April 11 - Tlic Williauis 
(oiiipU'U'd its aiinnal spiiiij- trip witli aij iinpiv.ssiw ictonl „| toiii 
wins and two losses. Coach Claiviicr Cliallcc's Mctincii dclcatcd 
William and Mary, Uoivcrsitv of \'irniiiia, Conntjy club o| Vir- 
Hiiiia at Uic'liMioiul, and Navy while droppinj^ matdics to iIr. 
lliiivcTsity ol North Carolina and I'rinicton. The trip, which lasted 
tli<' entire spring vacation, hccaine especially satisfying l(] (loach 
Chaflee when he loujid sc\ci:d capahle donhles teams. 

The Kphs I'ncounlered little dillicnltv in their <)p<'nini; match 
,,| William and Mary iji Williamshnrf;. \irninia. The singles linenp 
,,l Wallv Jensen, Dave l.i'onard, Karl llirshmari, Tom Shnlman 
I. on lioitnick and llowi<' I'attcrson all won their jnalches. In the 
rionhles, th<' team ol llirshman and Shnlman dKjpped theii match 
|(ir the only Williams loss as the linai score was ,S-1. 
\'irf^i;ii(/ llciili'ii 

.'Wainst Virginia, the Kphs enconntered (piite a hit ol oppo- 
sition. Imt linallv polled thronj^h the match by a G-i connt. The 
Niart^in "I \ ictorv was the thri'c donhles (U'cisions which all went 
In the Kphmen. |cos<'n, Leonaid and Shnlman won their sinirles, 
.iiid the teams ol |cnsen and l,eonar<l, llirshman and 15en ().\nar(i 
,11(1 Brower Merriam and Hob Kinphmy came np with tonf^li 
lecisions. This was the first time that \Villiams has beaten the 
( avaliers at Virf;iiiia. 

The North Carolina match was an entirely different story, 
,u the Williams team met one of (he strongest collcf^iate tennis 
hams in the nation. The Kphs manaj^cd to saKajje oidy one match 
,1, Karl Hirshman and lirowci Merriam won the third donbles. The 
iMial score was ,S-1. The ne.\t match aj;ainst the Conntry cinb of 
\ ir^inia was a breather lor the Isphs. They easily ran off with the 
hi.itch, with liirslnnan pla\injr in the second jxisition and Mer- 
n.im playin)^ at mnnbei si.\ as a resnlt of challeiii^<' matches held 
.iriicr at Chapel Hill. North Carolina. 
i\V(i;i/ I'dllx 

\n\\ proyideil .stiller competition hir the Williams team hot 
I 11 by a (i-3 score. Iliislnnan, Leonard, Shnlman and Hortnick won 
uir s. lilies matches ,is did Jensen and Leonard, and Merriam 
.t . ..ortnick trinniplied in the donbles. 

; lie final ma..li against I'rinceton was \cry close anil was 
.ilniost a major npset. Princeton won ()-'3 as a resnlt of five similes 
\atories, but two ol these were e.vtrcmcly close. Karl ll.rshman 
.lefeated Dave Soclield lor the only Kph singles win. but Da\<' 
I.eiinaril came very close to defeating Jcif .Arnold, and Hrower 
Merriam lost in a close third set. Th<' doubles t<'ams of Jensen and 
Leonard, and Kiiif^slmrv and Merriam won but the second team 
of llirshman and ()\nard lost in two sets. 

The openini; Williams rej^nlai s<-ason match is .\pril IS against 
\iinv at West Point. ,\s ,i resnlt of the sprini; trip the linenp will 
IHcihably be |ensen, llirshman, Leonard. Shnlman, Hortnick. and 
Merriam. The donbli^s will probably be |ensen and Leonard, llirsli- 
inaii and O.vnard, and Merriam anil Kinnsbiiry. 



Baseball Team Wins 4 Out of 7 
On Vacation Trip; Ennis Stars 



ball t<'aiii is now busily 
V. Led bv (Joacli Hobby 



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VVcdne.sday. Aj)ril 1 1 - .\fter a hii;hlv sncccssful seven i;ame 
sonthcrn trip dnrinv; s|)rinij vacation, on which it won fonr and 
lost three names, the \V'illiains \arsitv l)as( 
pre|iarini^ for its .\pril 20 opener with (^)ll 

Coombs and Captain John Hatch. O 

the 18-man squad .scored wins 
over Pfeitfer, Guilford twice and 
Parlel(!h-Dlcl<eii.son while lo.slnR to 
Elon twice and Upsala. 

The trip began with two tilts 
against the perennially stronR 
Elon College outfit in North Car- 
olina. The Ephs dropped both tus- 
sles. Tom Yankus and Bob Newey 
shared the pitching in the 4-3 
defeat. Yankus striking out nine 
batters in five frames, while New- 
ey, taking the loss, hurled the last 
three Innings. Third baseman Dick 
Fearon paced the Eph attack, 
poling a two-iun homer. 

Second Game 

Elon copped the second tilt by 
a lop-sided 13-3 count as Don 
Mclean, the loser, and Crawfoid 
Blagden combined on the hurling 
duties. The winners exploded for 
eight run.s in the .seventh to ice 
the verdict. Bob Iverson, sopho- 
more leftfielder, Dick Ennis, cen- 
terflelder, and Pearon were the 
batting stars. Iverson blasted a 
solo home run. 

Dick Flood received credit for 
the 16-12 victory over Pfelffer 
College the following day. He was 
touched for eight hits in five inn- 
ings on the mound, walking four 
and fanning five. Walt O'Henrn 
mopped up. Ennis with three hits 
and Pearon and Dick Marr with 
two apiece paced the 16-hlt Wil- 
liams attack. A nine-run outbuist 
in the first inning cinched the 
contest. 

Guilford Dropped Twice 

The Ephs blasted Qullford Col- 
lege 11-4 and 6-1 with tight pitch- 
ing and timely stickwork making 
the difference. In the first game, 
Newey and Blagden handled the 
slabwork with Newey taking the 
win. Sophomore outfielder Matt 
Donner went four-for-flve and 
Ennis added three safeties to 
highlight the U-hlt assault. Wil- 
liams received Its top hurling per- 
formance of the trip the next day 
when yankus and McLean com- 
bined to drop Oullford with a 
neat three-hlttcr. Catcher Marv 
Wetnsteln slammed a two-run 
homer with Ennis and captain 
Hatch adding two hits apiece to 
highlight the offensive show. 

Splitting a twin-bill on the fi- 
nal day, the Ephs tripped Par- 
See Page 4, Col. 6 



Machine Is Flop Williams Harriers 
In National DebutCompete in South 



Discrepancies Mark 
NCAA Swim Meet 



By Simeral Bunch 

Wedne.sday, Apr. 11 - Automa- 
tion is taking over many jobs for- 
merly held by humans. In the 
swimming world a machine has 
been developed lor semi-automatic 
judging of meet finLshes. How- 
ever, Williams swimming coach 
Bob Mulr had his hands full — too 
fill— when the judges at the Na- 
tional Collegiate Swimming cham- 
pionship disagreed with the me- 
chanical marvel. 

The 7-man NCAA committee 
this year for the first time al- 
lowed the newly-developed ma- 
chine to pick places in its cham- 
pionship meet, and the machine 
made some highly contested de- 
cisions. 

Two Major Mix-Ups 

The machine was planned and 
constructed by the engineering de- 
partment of the University of Mi- 
chigan and was u.sed with success 
this past season in the Big Ten. 
It Is automatically activated by 
the sound of the starting gun, and 
il registers finishing order and 
time a.s a judge stationed at the 
end of each lane presses a button 
when a swimmer touches. 

Two major mix-ups occurred as 
a rtsalt of non-agi cement between 
man and machine. In the 50-yard 
freestyle, thi machine registered 
a lie. the first in the history of 
the champiorLships, and the times 
turned in by the officials did not 
agree wilh the decision of the ma- 
chini'. Since the machine was the 
sole "official" judge, the tie held. 
Bob Mulr, the head "human" 
judge, then found himself the ob- 
ject of vociferous complaint. When 
there was a discrepancy later in 
the 100, Mulr's position became 
untenable and he announced that 
the machine would no longer be 
used. 

Olympic coach-elect Mulr was 
otherwise expressedly satisfied 
with the meet, however, because of 
the appearance of some top-flight 
Olympic material. 



Lacrossemen Pass Up 

Spring Practice Trip 



By Dick Davis 

Wednesday, Apr. 11 - Fifteen 
Williams trackmen embarked on 
Satuiday. Mai-ch 24, to the sunny 
south for a pre-.season training 
session. Another Purple .spring 
contingent, the lacrosse team, de- 
cided that the trip would do them 
more harm than good. 

On Monday, the 26th, the track 
team participated in a triangular 
meet with Purman and Davidson 
on the latter's cindei's. Due to the 
lack of any previois outdoor pi-ac- 
tice, Williams wound up third, be- 
hind Davidson with 95 points and 
Furman with 37. The Ephs scored 
31. Had captain Andy Smith been 
able to run, the result might have 
been different. Smith, out with a 
leg injury may not be able to com- 
pete in the dashes, his specialty, 
until the middle of May, coach 
Tony Plansky says. 

Two First Places 

Bill Pox won the quarter mile 
in 52.3. The only other Purple 
first place went to the mile relay 
team of freshman George Sud- 
duth. Steve Carroll, freshman 
Tony Harwood, and anchor man 
Fox. "Hots" Ports. Sudduth. and 
John Schimmel captured .second 
spots in the two-mile. 880, and 
100. respectively. In the field. Wil- 
liams was less impressive, gaining 
Ihi-ee third places and a fourth. 

The Eph harriers were schedul- 
ed to meet V.P.I, on Wednesday, 
but adverse weather conditions 
cancelled the meet. The squad dis- 
persed to their homes on Tliurs- 
day. 

The lacrosse team was schedul- 
ed to meet Baltimoi'e College and 
the University of Maryland during 
the vacation. The Eph stickmen 
would have been wholly unready 
foi the.se two excellent teams, and 
Coach Jim Ostendarp reasoned 
that the team's morale was more 
important than the scanty prac- 
tice the trip would have afforded. 
The team opens this Saturday at 
Tufts. 



Wrestling Coach Edward Bullock Retires 
After 34 Highly Successful Years Here; 
Squad Names Ted McKee New Captain 




Ted McKee, captain-elect of the 
1956-57 Wrestling team. 



Wieneke Caotures 
AAU Tournament 



Purple Wrestler Eligible 
For Coming Olympics 



Wednesday, Apr. 11 - As a re- 
.sult of winning the 130-pound di- 
vision of an AAU open tourna- 
ment. Williams wrestler Kuhi-l 
Wieneke '59 is now eligible to 
compete for the 1956 United 
States Olympic Squad. Because 
the Olympics would necessitate 
losing a year of college, Wieneke 
has decided not to seek a berth on 
the Olympic team which will com- 
pete in Melbourne, Australia this 
year. 

In winning this tournsment 
held at Westchester, Pennsylvania, 
over spring vacation, Wieneke 
pinned four opponents and deci- 
sloned a fifth, while losing one 
match via decision. His victims 
Included a member of the 1952 
Olympic team as well as Spring- 
field ace Joe Alissi. At Williams 
Wieneke was undefeated while 
captaining the freshman wrest- 
lers this year. 



By Sandy Hanseil 

Thursday. Mar. 22 - The pre- 
sentation of an award to retiring 
coach Ed Bullock and the naming 
ol next year's captain highlighted 
the annual Wi'estllng Banquet, 
held this evening at the 1896 
House. 

The team presented Bullock, 
who just concluded his 34th — and 
final— year as head wrestling 
coach, with a beautiful silver tray, 
on which is inscribed his complete 
coaching record here. He will be 
replaced next season by frosh 
coach Jim Ostendarp. 

McKee Captain 

Next year's team captain will 
be Ted McKee, who was undefeat- 
ed during the regular season this 
year and finished second in the 
130-pound division at the New 
England championships. McKee. 
also head cheerleader for next 
year, is serving as chairman of 
the committee forming a new Pur- 
ple Key society. Joe Alissi of 
Springfield, voted the outstand- 
ing wrestler in the tourney, de- 
feated McKee in the finals. 

Bullock, a tradition at Williams 
since 1924, has coached varsity 
squads in three different sports 
here along with serving as chair- 
man of the Physical Training de- 
partment, running the intramural 
athletic program and handling 
tickets for all athletic events. 

Springfield Graduate 

After graduating from Spring- 
field College, he earned the dis- 
tinction of coaching the first 
teams Williams ever fielded in 
three different sports — soccer, 
wrestling and lacrosse. It is inter- 
esting to note 'hat the first la- 
crosse game he ever saw was his 
own team's opener against Un- 
ion. He remained lacrosse coach 
for five years. In addition, he 
guided Eph soccer teams for 25 
seasons and just completed his 
34th season with the grapplers. 

Coach Bullock, Inevitably call- 
ed "Uncle Ed" by his squad mem- 
bers, has compiled a highly envi- 
able record through the years. In 
the ten seasons in which the New 
England Intercollegiate Wrest- 
ling Association has been in ex- 
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Once upon a time, there were three bears. No, not 
the Chicago Bears — just plain old everyday bears: 
Freddie, Eddie and Teddy. (These were hermit-type 



comes the trio. It looks like Marilyn's going to play 
a one-night stand as a bear dinner, when she puUs 
a swifty and pours cold Budweiser for all hands. 
Now, Eddie, Freddie and Teddy aren't polar bears 
. . . but they're cool, dad. They latch onto the Bud 
and send Marilyn on her way. 




bears whose hut was so far back, they hadn't even 
gotten word of golden Budweiser!) One day while 
they were out, a chick named Marilyn comes strut- 
ting down the path with some barbecue and 
Budweiser for Grandma. She spots the bears' hut 
and decides to take five . , . when hoity-toity, here 



And before we go on our way, dig this: Budweiser is now 
available in QUARTER BARRELS. Great for a gathering! 
Your Budweiser dealer has a telephone. 



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THE WILLIAMS HECOUD, WEUNESDAV, APHIL il, 195(J 



Chaplain Delivers 
Sermon In Place 
Of Absent Gezork 



Prof. Tillich to Address 
Third WCC Conference 
Next Sunday Nigfit 



Aspei 



Wednesday, Apr. 11 - SpeakinB 
in place of the Reverend Herbert 
Gezoik. the scheduled Preacher In 
Chapel last Sunday, Chaplain 
William Cole delivered the ser- 
mon "Ye Shall Know the Truth, 
and the Truth Shall Make You 
Free". Dr. Cole stated before the 
seimon that he felt like "The 
Qreat Pretender" because this 
was the third time he had filled 
in for a .scheduled speaker. Mr. 
Gezork was unable to appear on 
account of poor weather condi- 
tions. 

Rev. Cole said that we are sus- 
picious of any claims to truth. We 
prefer to believe that "the only 
reliable truth seems to be that 
there is no truth". Using this 
philosophy we feel free to be inde- 
pendent and autonomous. 

Freedom Only An Illusion 

He went on to say that freedom 
is only an illusion. We are free 
only to choose what we will serve. 
F?:u' of beins wrong makes us 
embrace the illusion of being free. 
Although we'd prefer to suspend 
judgment on certain things until 
more light is thrown on the sub- 
ject, there are certain times when 
a choice as to what we will serve 
must be made, such as picking a 
job. 

Ultimate service, however, be- 
longs to God whose service is per- 
fect freedom. "When you know 
the truth about yourself, about 
the world, and about God, then 
you are truly free." 

On Sunday, April 15, Paul Till- 
icli. one of the most well known 
theologians and philosophers in 
the world, will deliver the sermon 
at the five o'clock service. After- 
wards Prof. Tillich will speak on 
"The Relationship of Philosophy 
and ReUgion" in the third Chapel 
sponsored Conference this term. 



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finition of Dirty Rushing. Some of 
the Committee's proposals are ex- 
pected to come from the report of 
a Gargoyle Committee on rushing. 
The report of this committee was 
not accepted by Gargoyle as a 
whole, but, according to Gardner, 
it contains several worthwhile sug- 
gestions. 

Other problems which will con- 
cern the CC-SC are, the question 
of "pressure on houses which 
causes them to dirty rush." and of 
"decreasing stratification among 
houses without sacrificing the goal 
of total opportunity". 

Total opportunity is defined as 
a situation in which all those who 
wish to join a fraternity have the 
opportunity to do so. It does not 
necessarily mean that all students 
could join the fraternity of their 
choice. Total opportunity has been 
the goal of Williams' CC's for 
many years. It has never yet been 
achieved. 



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HOBBY SHOP 

North Adams, Mass. 



Marge's 

GIFT SHOP 

Come here for help 
on your gift problems 

53 Spring Street 
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. 



n . . . 

Aspen. The Jerome has a girl who 
sings like Julie U)ndon to her own 
Stan Kenton-like piano accom- 
paniment. The Red Onion boasts a 
pleasant bafk-room called the 
"Beer-Oulch", with a progressive 
Jazz band and/or singing. An- 
other hot-spot is the Golden Horn, 
which has a floor-show and danc- 
ing. Incidentally, they ask for ID 
cards, but do not chL'ck them 
closely. Besides the above, there 
are movie theatres and a o.iwlini; 
alley. 

Tliere is only one concjlv.ibl. 
objection to Aspen — the cost, 't'he 
major item is the transportation. 
This cost can be cut considerably 
by driving out, but this is a 4^ 
hour ordeal. Once in Aspen, it is 
possible, but not probable, for ono 
to subsist fairly cheaply; at least 
according to the standards of 
Stowe. A week's tow ticket is $26, 
and food, lodging, and drink need 
not be too expensive. 



Washington . . . 

liams seniors heard the Supreme 
Court hand down the Ulman de- 
cision on rights to withhold tes- 
timony from investigating com- 
mittees. Ward was particularly 
impressed with the "very vigorous 
and lucid" dissent of Justice Wil- 
liam O. Douglas. 

Bill Troyer labeled the inter- 
view with James Reston of the 
New York Times the "most in- 
teresting". Explaining the appar- 
ent contradictions in statements 
by Secretary of State John Foster 
Dulles, Reston said that as an ac- 
complished lawyer, Dulles speaks 
too emphatically to his Immediate 
audience and falls to understand 
that his words have a wider audi- 
ence. 

Alumni Lunch 

At lunch for the visitors and 
Williams alumni who live in 
Washington, Dave Loomis gave a 
well-received, extemporaneous ac- 
count of the kidnapping of two 
Amherst students Just before last 
fall's football game. 



Wres4iing 



istence. Williams has won the 
annual tournament three times, 
placing second on four occasions 
and third, fourth and sixth once 
each. 



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Route 7 North 

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TIRES & TUBES 

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for fr«c pick up and delivery 



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foot of Spring Street 



NEWS IN BRIEF 



N<'xt .Sundav iiinlit at 8:1,') in the Pittsficld Senior lliuli School, 
KK'unor liooscvi'lt will f^iw a talk, co-sponsored by the Uerksliire 
Democratic Connnittee and the Williams anil Henniiii^toii Vounj; 
Deiuoerats. She will probably have dinner with the Yoiinj^ Uenio- 
erats and their .sponsor, Professor James IJiirns, who as a Demo- 
cratic delegate orj»aiiized the rally. 



.\ painting by (Hiarles Morey, Williams ',5,'), will he included 
in a student art show sponsoied by tlie United States liilormation 
.'Kgenc'y. liepresentiiig a cross-section of the best work ilone by U, 
S. stmlents on the universitv level, the show will tour ten Kuropeau 
coiintiies for a year. 

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Miss Barbara Wateriniin is presently half way thi'oiigh a 
loin-inonth project of icclassifying 24,()()() slides wiiich arc used 
in the Lawrence Art Museum. I'he collection which was slarteil 
before 19()0 is now being classified by subject matter. 

Juniors hiterested in Marshall Scholarships for two-year post- 
graduate study at an English university with all ex|)ciises paid 
should see Student Aid Director Henry Flynt this .spring. The tlead- 
line is just after college opens next fall. To (|ualify, studt^nts should 
"conil)ine high academic ability with the capacity to play an active 
part in the United Kingdom uiuversity to which they go." 



Play . . . 



produCiion will afford an oppor- 
tunity for the public to witness 
a foreign language play without 
the necessity of going to n larg ■ 
city, where such ar 
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givan regu- 



Mead Fund . . . 

more weeks on the Congressman's 
campaign. 



The program, however, is quite 
flexible. The Committee just sup- 
plies the money and — with the 
help this summer of Political Scl- 



Mrs. Sprague Gives 
Collection to Library 



Wednesday, Apr. 11 - Mrs. 
Frank Sprague, mother of Ro- 
bert C. and Julian K. Sprague. 
of Willlamstown, has presented 
an interesting selection of A- 
merlcan literature to the Cha- 
pln Library of Wllllam.s Col- 
lege, it has been announced by 
lliomas R. Adams, custodian of 
the Chapin Library. 

Included in the gift are three 
editions of Bartlett's "Famili- 
ar Quotations," which means 
that the Chapin Library now 
has five of the nine editions 
edited by John Bartlett. 

Mrs. Sprague also gave the 
library 10 scarce, handmade 
books of the Whitman Collec- 
tor Henry S. Saunders, includ- 
ing his "100 Whitman Photo- 
graphs". 



ence Professor William Brubeck, 
now on leave in Washington — 
secures the Job. 

It the members of the Com- 
mittee feel that more than one 
applicant qualifies for the pro- 
gram, the money will be given to 
the candidate who needs it most, 
but Jobs will be found for the 
others. 




If you ore a sophomore and plan on buying a new Ford (the 
best) to have on campus during your junior and senior year, 
we invite you to buy it from us where you con get the best in 
automotive service. 

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179 State Road, North Adams, Mass. 




Baseball . . . 

leigh-Dickenson but lost to Upsala, 
both by decisive scores. Flood 
hurled the winning effort as u 
giand-slam homer by Pearon and 
a three- run blast by Welnstein led 
the Eplis to a 10-1 triumph. Uji. 
sala then drubbed Williams 8-3 
witli McLean, the loser, Yankuj 
and Newey sharing the pitchln,i, 
Dick Shcchan and Clarke Speeiy 
each had two hits. 



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SATUHIJAV, APHIL \l, 1956 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



Hieman Foundation Curator Talks 
On Responsibilities of Newspapers; 
Lyons Discusses One ■ Party Press 



'rimisilav. 



April 12 - Louis NL Lyons, iiiiator ol the Ni.'iiiuii 
I oiimlutioii 111 llarviiiii Uiiivcrsifv, spoke tliis cvciiiiijr to a siiiiill 
i)iif (■iitliusiastic "cgKlioad coiistidiciicv". In his position as diKr- 
iiir ol th<' Foundation, wliiili lie dosciibcd as "a curious little in- 
.litution", Lyons lielps seleel and eo-ordiiiate tlie work ol those 

eeeiviii^ lellowsliips in journalism, 

Lyons beKan hl.s discussion of the^ . 

cspon-sibility of the press by point- 
as out that the press, far from 

elcomlng criticism, is actually hy- 

ersensative to it. Thoufsh conclu- 
,:ing that there has been little suc- 

ss in appraislnu the press from 

le outside, he pointed out that 

ipman's question, "Who is to po- 
f oe the policemen?" is one that 

lUst be raised. This question is 

.pecially siKniflcant in the case of 

lie local paper enjoying a monop- 
. ,y and dealing with local ques- 
; ions. 

If the press is to be responsible, 
ic'cordlng to Lyon.s, it must enable 
liie constituent parts of the com- 
liiunlty to under.stand each other. 
AlihouKh recognizing that the pub- 
licity of the press is all-perva.sivc. 
lie suggested that it was really veiy 
difficult to be well informed by any 
objective standards. This problem 
has become especially difficult in 
an age of powerful interest groups. 
Illustrative of this fact is the one- 
party press. Stevenson after having 
observed that "there is no more 
Important forum than tlie forum 
of ideas", was therefore quite jus- 
tified In pleading for a two-party 
press. 

Not only the editorial page, but 
also the coverage of news is color- 
ed by the viewpoint of the news- 
paper. Lyons pointed out that 
merely assigning both parties the 
same number of Inches of cover- 
iii;e is not true Impartiality as 
there is no Inherent tendency for 
opposing candidates to be equally 
newsworthy. Quite often a prud- 
ent editor should take Al Capp's 
advice when he said, "If Mr. Taft 
will do something nice next week, 
I wil say something nice about Mr. 
Taft", 

The problem of a responsible 
press is further complicated by the 




Mr. Louis M. Lyuiis, Curator of 
the Nicman Fellowships at Har- 
vard University. 



fact that only a capitalist can stait 
a newspaper. Even a moderately 
large newspaper is now a million 
dollar business. The basis of the 
newspaper's welfare is mass adver- 
tising. Business men, whose chief 
support comes from other business 
men, do not often become wild- 
eyed crusaders. 



The situation is not entirely 
black. Some papers, like the 'St. 
Louis Post Dispatch", still crusade. 
The "New York Times" has a re- 
markably good coverage of the 
news. Moreover, in drawing on his 
personal experience, Lyons advan- 
ced the belief that those that have 
gone out from projects supervised 
by the Nieman Foundation and 
similar groups have a new aware- 
ness of journalistic ethics. 



Critic Lauds Savacool Production 
Of Anouilh's 'Le Bal des Voleurs' 



hi/ S. Imiw luii.sDii. Jr. 

It is K<'i'ig to he hard to do justice to Lr lUil des Vulciirs, pre 
sented by the Department of Hoinanic l,aiij;uai;i's at the Adam 
Memorial Tlieatre Wednesday night, because there were a lot of 
people in it and everybody stole the show without runninif ofl 
with it. Furthermore, 1 have been sharply limited as to space, in 
fact e.vactly limited to 49 lines with my typewriter margins duly 
set at 10 and 75. I like to work to specifications, but this is posi- 
tively the higher joinery. If the last word of this piece is not "mar- 
\cllotis", the reader is warned herewith that I was chopped. 

Orchestra is the word for the coniiiany that performed thi 
comedy-ballet, as if is appropriately called, and conductor is the 
word for its director. Some of the orchestra was not visible, for 
much of it had completed its work well before the jierformance 
began, p'roni first person on stage to last, from sci'ne and lighting 
designers and advi.scrs to co.stumers. from musicians and dancers 
to poster-makers - all concerned had a sense ot the play as a 
whole and of the mood which extended to its every detail. The 
final credit line lists debrotiilleun j^cucmiix cl s))ccifkjuvs: if tliese 
persons had any general or specific unmixing to do, they did it 
marvellously well. 

As in his previous productions, each of which has som(;how 
managed to surpass the incredibly high artistic standard ot the 
previous one, Mr. Savacool tinned e\ eryfhing possible into miming 
and dancing. The art of Marcel Marceaii has nnich in common 
with this intent; in both the barrier of language is breached, and 
the more universal languages of visual and kinetic communication 
are drawn upon. This may help explain why the A. M. T. was 
packed, though the play, itself pretty tenuous, was presented in 
a foreign language. 

1 shall not pretentl that I understood as many of the words as 
' ought to have caught, or that many of the apparently subtle 
literary miimccs came across through my cars. Obviously my 
French is getting worse, and to be forced to realize this because 
what you hoar is simply going by too fast and too idiomatically 
for you can be a ratlier depressing ex|ierience. So I clutchetl at 
the synopsis thoughtfullv proxided in the program, and gathered 
that on philosophical grounds a good dt'bate could be (le\eloped 
about M. Anouilh's concept of life. 

What Mr, Savacool's company gave us Wednesday night, 
however, was more valuable than anv such del)ate, and I have a 
very strong suspicion which I cannot prove that it also (|uite out- 
distanced the potentialities of M, Anouilh's script. For all con- 
eerned worked intensively together to give it movement, grace, 
wit, and a civilized demeanor. There was not a false move, no 
hombast, no declamation, no giggling, no hamming; and the pace, 
set and held by a spare but brilliant musical aceompaminent, was 
breath-taking. All of which is marvellous enough, and rare even 
in professional circles. I am at my 47th line now and camiot begm 
to list all of those who were responsible, but it is fairer not to begin 
fhan to omit any of the several dozen of them - all marvellous. 



NEWS IN BRIEF 



In a program to ;ittract college-trained young people, New 
^ork Stiite C.ovcniment has announced that it will now admit 
juniors a;i well as .seniors to the Prolessional and Technical Assis- 
tant examinations to lill many types of entrance-level positions. 
New York State residence is not ie(|iiircd and the final date for ap- 
plications is not until April 20. Application cards, along with all 
the inlorniation, may he obtained at the Placement bureau. 

• • • 

The New York TIMES recently quoted a Yale professor as 
saying that it is only a matter of tunc before Yale will become 
co-ediicational. An associate professor in History, he told the 
Alumni group in .Milwaukee that it is a question of "how long 
Yale can continue to exist celibate." He said that the school li;is 
changed in recent years and that "its cloistered atmosphere" can- 
not be recaptured, in light of recent moves by Wesleyan, we won- 
der how long Williams can resist the co-ed trend. 

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"Hraxc Hulls' will be shown at 7:15 in the Rathskeller to- 
night. I'ollowing the movie, the Student Union will ])resent its 
third annual Faculty Dance. I'his event was started in 1954 on 
the completion of baxtef Hall and has become one of the year's 
top biciilty acti\ities. Providing the music will be bud Weeks 
who is iilso to play later in the Spring at the Freshman House- 
party Dance. 

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[•"emale readers take note — The search for the nation's most 
beantilul and brainy college girl is now underway with the launch- 
ing of the hinrtli annual ;\'ational College yueen Contest which 
will stage its national grand linals in .'Ksbury Park, New jersey, 
next .Sepiemher. Among other things, the entrants must say in 2.b0 
words or less, 'What tJollege Euucation .Means To .Me." The 
Knitted Ouiwear l-oundation ', which sponsors the contest, as- 
sures hopeluls "that tliev need not be a 'Nlarilyn Monroe' to enter." 

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The 19.5() Job-Hecruiting program has achieved tremendous 
success, Phicement bureau Director William Wyckoff indicated 
recently. The number of job interviews are at an all-time high, 
and the average niiinber of students who have spoken to recruit- 
ers has topped all past records. With several weeks to go students 
have held .5(S7 iiulividual interviews with recruiters, well ahead 
ol the 19.50 record. Wyckoff also estimates Oiat 20 per cent more 
recruiters will visit the campus this year. Prior to Spring vacation, 
.57 companies had sent representatives. 



Williamstown Theatre Foundation Appoints 
Three Directors to Help Psacharopoulos 



Saturday. Apr. 14 - Williams- 
town Theatre Foundation officials 
have appointed three directors to 
assist Nikos Psacharopoulos dur- 
ing the 10-week season which will 
open in the Adams Memorial 
ITieatre on the "Williams College 
campus on June 26. 

Psacharopoulos. who will direct 
the Williamstown Summer Thea- 
tre during its second season, will 
handle five of the productions, 
and the other five presentations 
will be managed by Bob Alvin of 
Bennington, Vt., Tom Brennan 
of Cleveland, Ohio, and Miss Leo- 
nore iLennie) Goodkin of New 
York City. The schedule and spe- 
cific directorial assignments will 
be announced later this month. 

Alvin To Direct 

The only visiting director will 
be Alvin who has been a member 
of the drama faculty at Benning- 
ton ("Vt.! College for eight years. 
Both Breiman and Miss Goodkin 
will be full-time members of the 
resident company. Brennan will 
act, as he did last year, and Miss 
Goodkin will be stage manager, 
her first year with the Williams- 
town Theatre. 

A native ot San Francisco, Al- 
vin received his B.A. from the 
University of Calitomia at Berke- 
ley and then studied professionally 
with the Neighborhood Playhouse 
in New York City from 1940-42. 
The following four years he was 
with a Special Services unit of 
the Army and in Korea was part 
of a show team which instructed 
troops on the technique of organ- 
izing and presenting their own 
shows. 

After his discharge in 1946, Al- 
vin was in the professional theatre 
in New York City for the next two 
years with acting roles in "Great 
Campaign" with the ANTA Ex- 
perimental Theatre, and the fol- 
lowing Broadway productions ; 
"Spring Again, " "Hope is A Thing 
With Feathers," and "Temper the 
Wind". Last summer Alvin acted 
in Woodstock, N.'Y., and the three 
preceding summers he acted, 
taught apprentices and directed at 
Peterborough, N.H. He also has 
directed and acted in summer 
theatres in White Plains. N.Y.. 
Southold. L.I., OIney, Md., and 
Ithaca, N.Y, 

Brennan, Ford Interne 
Brennan, the son of Mr, and 



Mrs. Seymour Brennan of 1215 
Rozelle Avenue, East Cleveland, is 
a Ford interne-instructor as de- 
signer for the Kirby Memorial 
Theatre of Amherst College. He 
had a fellowship at the Cleveland 
lOhioj Playhouse in 1952-53, has 
played in the Mansfield (Ohio) 
Summer Theatre and the Acade- 
my Theatre in Cleveland, and had 
two seasons of Shakespeare at 
the Oregon and Antloch Festivals. 
He was guest director at the Kara- 
mu Theatre in Cleveland last year 
and also has been with the Eldred 
Theatre of Western Reserve Uni- 
versity. This will be his sixth 
season of summer stock. 

Roles which Brennan played 
in Williamstown last year includ- 
ed one of the judges in "Ondine"; 
Mr. Mcllhenny, the summer tour- 
ist in "The Time of the Cuckoo"; 
the Rev. John Hale in "The Cru- 
cible'; Howard Bevan, the re- 
luctant bridegroom in "Picnic"; 
Monsieur Dupont in "Tovarich"; 
the lead in "The Late George Ap- 
ley"; and the father in "The 
Rainmaker". 

Goodkin. Hunter Graduate 

While earning her B.A. at Hun- 
ter College in speech and drama- 
tics and her M.F.A. at Yale's 
School of Drama, Miss Goodkin 
received practical experience in 
65 plays, and since 1949 has had 
professional experience in 80 
other productions. She directed 
three plays and stage managed 
six at Hunter, besides being tech- 
nical director for a dozen other 
productions, 

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Miss 
Goodkin has had professional ex- 
perience with the Ogunquit (Me.i 
Playhouse. Joan of Arc Communi- 
ty Center and Equity Library The- 
atre in New York City, Falmouth 
Playhouse in Coonamesset, New 
Playwrights in New York City, 
Westport (Conn.) Country Play- 
house, Creative Arts Festival at 
Brandeis University. Monroe (N. 
Y.) Playhouse, YMHA in New 
York City, Hunter College, Flori- 
da Aflame In Safety Harbor, Fla., 
The Barnstormers in Tamworth, 
N.H., Oakdale Music Circus in 
WalUngford, Conn., and currently 
is director of the Children's The- 
atre and technical director of the 
Community Playhouse, both in 
Nashville. Tenn. 




Professor Paul J. Tillich who 
will speak in tomorrow's chapel 
service. 



Paul Tillich, Harvard Theologian, 
To Speak at Tomorrow's Chapel 

Saturday, April 14 - Paul J. Tillich. Professor of Philosophi- 
cal Theology at Harvard University will deliver the chapel sermon 
at five o'clock tomorrow afternoon in Thompson Memorial Chapel. 
Il(^ is regarded both in Europe and in America as one of today's 
outstanding philoso|5heis and theologians. 

After Professor Tillich s sermon in chapel, there will be an 
informal supper at the First (Jongregational Church. Following 
the Slipper. Prof. Tillich will speak on the "Relationship of Re- 

^0ligion and Philosophy". 

Outstanding Speaker 
Since his arrival in the United 
States in 1933, Prof. Tillich has 
had a brilliant career in the fields 
of philosophy and theology. In 
1950 he was invited to deliver the 
Terry Lectures at Yale, considered 
one of the great honors to be be- 
stowed on a speaker in America. 
His talks, later published in book 
form, were entitled "The Courage 
to Be". 

Two years ago, Pi'of. Tillich 
gave the Gifford Lectures in Scot- 
land, one of the outstanding lec- 
ture series of the English-speaking 
world. He is only the fifth Ameri- 
can to receive this honor, two 
others being William James and 
John Dewey. 

Born in Germany 

Born and raised in Germany. 
Dr. Tillich received his education 
there. After serving in the German 
army in "World War I, he joined 
the faculties at the University of 
Marburg and later the University 
ot Berlin. 

In the post-war years he was a 
leader of the religious socialist 
movement until 1933, when he was 
forced out of his position by the 
Hitler regime. He left Germany 
soon after and came to the Union 
Theological Seminary in New 
York. 

Weil-Known Author 

One of the really great phil- 
osophers and theologians of his 
age. Dr. Tillich has published a 
number of well-known works, a- 
mong which are his famous Terry 
Lectures. 

Other Tillich books include 
"The Interpretation of History," 
"The Protestant Era," and the 
first volume of his "Systematic 
Theology". 

Dr. Tillich has delivered ser- 
mons at Williams several times 
in the last few years. Three years 
ago he spoke on Existentionalism 
and "The Answer of Christianity". 
Last year he spoke on the topic. 
"Be Strong". 

Wesleyan Alumni 
Fight New Trend 

Grads Oppose Proposal 
For Women's College 



Repp Announces 
Houseparty Plans 

Weekend to Include 
Jazz Under Stars 



By Ernie Imhoff 

Saturday, Apr. 14 - From the 
office of Dick Repp, president of 
the host Junior Class, comes the 
first official announcement of 
campaign strategy concerning the 
1956 edition of the Spring House- 
party, May 4, 5. and 6. In spite 
of a collection of traditionally 
soggy v^'eather records for this 
event, the 1957 heirarchy peers 
optimistically into the Berkshire 
blue. 

Following the arrival of dates on 
Friday, May 4, various impromptu 
cocktail, and barley, malt, and 
hopps sessions will herald the 
hectic three days. The Student 
Union will again attempt to hold 
the countless couples that night 
with Boyd Rayburn and his or- 
chestra tooting away on top deck. 
This is a newly-formed dance ag- 
gregation which has made several 
records for Columbia i to be re- 
leased later) but which has yet 
to make its official debut in pro- 
fessional circles. 

Down below in the Freshman 
Lounge, Max Kaminsky and his 
Dixielanders will provide inspira- 
tion. Kaminsky is a seasoned fig- 
ure in his field, and has appeared 
in New York's Childs Paramount, 
Birdland and the Metropole, from 
which he takes a break to come 
up here, 

Saturday morning, excluding 
the chance of a freak monsoon, 
class picnics on Cole Field com- 
mence at 10:30. Beer, light 
lunches, softball games and, of 
course, sun-worshipping and blan- 
ket-action will keynote this get- 
together. 

Athletes win have their oppor- 
tunity amid the festivities. Coach 
Bobby Coombs' Varsity baseball 
.sciuad has two games on tap at 
Weston Field with R.P.I, on Fii- 
day afternoon at 4;00, and Wes- 
leyan at 2:00 the next day. A 
four-way golf match 'Jvill crowd 
the Taconic links between Holy 
Cross, Middlebury, Connecticut 
and Williams starting at 2:00 a- 
long with a frosh golf encounter 
with Hotchkiss. Also on Friday af- 
ternoon, the lacrosse and tennis 
teams oppose Union and Middle- 
bury respectively. The frosh la- 
crosse team opens its season with 
Harvard at 2:30. 

According to all present signs, 
the weekend's highlight presents 
Itself in the welcome form of an- 
other great SprlnR Street Stom- 
pers concert Saturday night. 
Something new has been added 
this year, with the group deciding 
to perform under the stars on 
Weston Field. This will mark the 
last official home performance of 
this Williams Institution. 



Saturday, Apr. 14 - Wesleyan 
College has recently met the op- 
position of a group of Alumni 
called the Committee of One Hun- 
dred in its proposal to buy a near- 
by campus and found a coordinate 
college for women. The Committee 
of One Hundred to Preserve the 
Wesleyan Heritage was founded 
last spring by a group of Wesley- 
an graduates to combat what it 
considered a trend under the pre- 
sent administration away from 
Wesleyan's Christian and frater- 
nity traditions, accoi-ding to the 
ARGUS. 

The Committee sent a question- 
naire to all alumni stating that it 
did not approve the move and 
then asked for signatures to a 
statement that "(1) I am not in 
favor of the Wesleyan Woman's 
College for Training Teachers (it 
won't be a teachers college), (2) 
I would not contribute to the sup- 
port or to meet any deficits of 
such a Woman's College". 

Tlie ARGUS in another issue 
calls the action by the Committee 
a "broadside of mistakes" in fact 
and an abuse of its right of dis- 
sent "in its unenlightened oppo- 
sition to the EXPLORATION of 
a proposal for a sister college". 
Meanwhile the school in question, 
Ijong Lane school in Middletown, 
postponed action on its proposed 
sale to Wesleyan In an expected 
move by the school's board of 
trustees. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 195(i 



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North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by 
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Voliiim- LXX 



Apiil 14, 1956 



Niiiiiber 16 



EDITORIAL 

Intramural Controversy 

The liitiaiimral Atlilctic riof^iiuii at Williams is one of flie 
iiio.st hcalthv and fntc-itainiiig pliast-s ot colk'j^c life. Unfoitiin- 
aU'ly tliis vear it has caused a consideralile amount of friction 
amoni; fiaternity, independent and freslinian teams. The main 
cause appears to be the cligibihty status of an intramural athlete. 

As e.xamples, last fall a house played four touchfootball j^ames 
before it realized that one of its players was inelif^ible. An unbeat- 
en freshman hockey team lost all hope of copping the leaj^iie 
championship when its high scorer was declared ineligible in spite 
of the fact that he had checked his status prior to the start of the 
sea.son. More recently, the swiimning meet produced more friction 
outside the pool than waves inside. 

The tragic aspect of the entire contro\-ersy is that there is 
no logical reason why any dis|)ute should e.\ist. Part of the fault 
lies in the fact that many hou.si's carry competition to rather ex- 
treme lengths. But the oxerwhelining portion of the blame lies in 
the unclear statements concerning eligibility. There is no reason 
why the \arious intranunal managers caimot hold a meeting be- 
fore each season and decide what constitutes eligibility. Such a 
simple step would free the intranunal athletes from petty jealous- 
ies and allow them to use their lull amount of skill on the jjlaying 
fields. 



Colleges Need Higher Endowment to Meet Rising Cost of Education 




WALDEN 

"WERE NO ANGELS" with lluniphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray. and 
Peter Ustinov, and "THE REAL GLORY ' with CJary Cooper. 
David Ni\en and Broderick Crawford - Today 

"TITANIC" with Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck and Bob Wag- 
ner, and "ULYSSES" with Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quimi - 
Monday and Tuesday 

"ROMAN HOLIDAY" with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, 
and "THE BRIDGES OE TOKO-RI " with William Holden, 
Grace Kelly and .Mickey Rooney - Wednesday and Thmsday 

"STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND" with James Stewart and lune 
Allyson - Friday 

•song' OF THE SOUTH" with Ruth Warrick and Bobby Dris- 
eoll, and "FOUR GUNS TO THE BORDER" - Sunday and 
Monday 

PARAMOUNT 

"MIRACLE IN THE RAIN" with Jane Wyman and \'an |ohnson 
and "THE NIGHT MY NU.MBER C.\ME UP" with Michae; 
Redgrave and Alexander Knox - Toda\' 

"COME NEXT SPRING" with Ann Sheridan and Steve Cochran, 
and "DIAL M FOR MURDER" with Grace Kelly and Ray 
Milland - Smiday thru Tuesday 

"ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE" with Guy Madison and 
Dean Jaggcr, and "TO PARIS WITH LO\'E" with Alec Guin- 
ness - YVedncsday 

MOHAWK 
"NEVER SAY GOODBYE" with Rock Hudson and Cornel Bor- 

chers, and "STORM OF FEAR" with Cornel Wilde and Jean 

Wallace - Today 
"BACK LASH" with Richard Widmark and Donna Reed, and 

"PLEASE MURDER ME" with Raymond Burr and Dick 

Foran - Sunday thru Tuesday 
"CAROUSEL" by Rodgers and Hammerstein with Gordon Mae- 

Rae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell and Barbara Ruick, in 

Cineinascope 5.5 - Wednesday thru Tuesday (April 24) 
"JUBAL" with Glemi Ford. Hod Steiger, Y'alerie French and a 

cast of thousands, including Ephmen Mort McMichael and 

John Lewis, and "STEEL JUNGLE" with Walter Abel and 

Perry Lopez - Ajiril 25 thru April 28 
"ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK" with Bill Halev and Johnny 

Johnston, and "BLACK JACK MITCHUM, IDESPERADO" 

with Howard Duff - April 29 thru .May 1 
"MOHAWK" with Scott Brady and Rita Gam, and "RIY'ER 

CHANGES" with Rosaiina Roiy - May 2 thru May 5 



1)1/ Tim I'irciiKiii 

Oiu' of the most picssing problems in the United States to- 
day is that of financing our institutions of higher education. The 
financial s(|ueeze which has caught America's collegi'S and uni- 
versities in the past fifteen yeais is particularly harmlid to inde- 
pendent, pri\at<4y endowed colleges such as Williams. 

In broad outlini', the fin.uieial probliMU that afflicts our col- 
leges and universities is simple. The demand for their ser\ ices 
lias inerea.sed rapidly, and promises to keep on increasing at an 
even greater rate. .U the same tiiue. their capaeitv to provide 
these services has lagged behiml, primarily becaiisi' ol prii'c in- 
llation. 

Injliilion (Uiiiscs Problem 

Between 1940 and 19.50, college and nni\cisit) emollment 
increased from approxiinateU' I l/.'5 million (o 2 I/.:! million - about 
75 per cent. Over the same period, their educational income, 
measured iti terms of its actual purchasing oower. increased only 
about 61 per cent. .Meanwhile, the rapiti advance of science and 
technology had made a good eollegi' or uni\ersity coiuse a much 
more expensive operation than it was in 1940. Since 19,50. the 
financial s([ueeze has intensified, largely because ol another wave 
of ])riee inllation touched off by the Korean War. 

-Yniong tlu' colleges and universities, the independent, priv- 
ately endowed institutions are particularly hard pressed. In terms 
of actual purchasing power, the independent liberal arts colleges 
are now spending an average ol at least 20 per cent less per stud- 
ent than they spent in 1940. Public institutions, snp])oited out ol 
wix revenues, have managed to increase slightly their expenditinc 
per stutlent. 

Maiuj Solutions Proposi'il 

A number ol solutions have been ollered lot this problem. 
For instance. Dr. Earl |. McGrath, president of the University of 
Kansas Citv. speaking at the Confereuee on lulucation spou.sored 
by the National .Vssoeiation foi Higher I'dncatioii in (Miicago last 
month, suggested a .50 per cent increase in tuition lor all students. 
To prevent this raise from freezing out good students, he also ad- 
vocated a .$4()0,0()0.0()0 Feileral scholarship program. This would 
rai.se tlu' Williams tuition, which now covers about .50 per cent 
of the cost of educating the student, to the point where 85 per 
cent of campus costs would be included In it. 

Such a raise, in the opinion ot Pres. |ames P. Baxter, vvoidd 
"lead the privately endowed institutions to price theni.selves right 
out ol the market. .\s lor a Federal scholarship program, which 
independi'nt colleges have always opposed because ol the obvi- 
ous hkelihood that it would mean Federal control ol their activ- 
ities. President Baxter tokl this leporter that he did not believe 
that even a .S40(),0()0.()()() program such as Dr. McCJralh suggested, 
would be sufficient to allow all good students ol poor means to go 
to college if tuitions were raised by such a large amount. I'his 
statement is heavily emphasized bv the fact that, even with tui- 
tions at their presi'ut level, every year I.5(),0()() boys and girls in 
the tO]) (piarter of theii high school class fail to a)5plv for college. 
Tuition Too lliiiti 

Rates are already too high. In the past two years. Yale. Prince- 
ton. Harvard. Dartmouth and IJrown have increased their lees 
to $1000. Williams, ha\ing raised its tuition from $.5.50 to $800 



since 1952, is not planning another iueiease at the moment. As a 
result of such boosts in the tuition of privately endowed colleges 
and universities, theic has been a rapid shilt In emollment to the 
public institutions. 

In the fall of 19.52, tax supported colleges and nmveisities cii. 
lolletl about 7 1/2 per cent mon' students than their independnit 
counterparts. In 19.5:1 this percentage was doubled. And in 10,54 
the public colU'ges <'nrolled 26 per eeni more students. II the ciir- 
rent .shift toward such .schools eontiinies at the .same rate over llie 
next five years, we may expect lo find two thirds ol the estimal'.d 
three tnilfi(ni students eniolli'd in tax-supporleil colleges and iiiii. 
veisites. 

DuH'^cwus Trcuil 

That this trend could be disasteious lo oin private coll(i,.s 
is obvious. Far more impoitani is the effect it eoidd have on |',e 
nation as a whole. If the shill continues at the present rate, i ,ie 
of the basic elements of a well balanced svstem ol higher edn. i- 
tion - a strong array of independent colleges and universitic' - 
may well be dangdonsiy weakened, if not destroved. And ,s 
Harold W. DoiUls, president of Princeton, has said. "When il is 
no longer possible h)r a man to find a college lor his son exc it 
within a universal state system, it will bi' loo late lo worry ah 
freedom." 

What, then, is the solution':' Mauv educators and others 
now convinced that American business is the only group that . 
provide a suitable answer. l''nrthermore. businessmen have 
least two compelling reasons for doing so. First, a high poiXi 
age of the nation's business leaders are grailuates ol. private . 
leges and nniversilies. Second, the great increase in enrolhn 
in iiublic institutions means a corresponding inei<Mse in the 
l)ill for tax-supported education, an ample share ol which is | 
by business firms. Business has receiitlv made a good start 
wards aiding independent ediuation. But much more help Is ne. 
ed. And it is needed in the very near futuic. 



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K. A/s Win Intramural Swimming; 
A.D., D.U., Phi Gam Lead Finalists 



Disqualification in Relay 
On Premature Takeoff 
Upsets Leading ADs 



Wednesday, Apr. U - Kiipim Al- 
\>\m won the Inlramunil swimming 
(■httmpion.slilp this nftcrnoon by 
iipsettlnK the AD's. John 'I'ayloi- 
ivus a double winner In the 50 and 
100 for the third place DU's, who 
I nded up one point ahead of the 
Hhl Gams. Psi UpsUon was one 
,iolnt behind for fifth. TrailinR 
were the Phi Delts atid Thetu 
iMlts. Berkshire, Beta and Hoosac 
uul a three-way tie for eiKhth, 
iiid the DKE's. with one-half 
loint. finished last amoni; those 
viio got points. 

Preliminaries which were iield 
;ist Monday decided the six fi- 
mlists for each of today's events, 
•lit disqualifications due to in- 
llKlblllty hurt several hou.ses. Chi 
>.sl was especially hard hit when 
our of Its five places in the fl- 
ails were lost in this manner. 
The disqualifications came as a 
csult of the misunderstood rule 
vlilch stated that persons on 
.pring athletic teams are ineli- 
:\b\e to participate in the intra- 
mural swimming mi-et. 

Close Calls 

The finals, like the preliminar- 
ies, were attended by a larue and 
exuberant crowd. A number of 
latlier close races added to the 
excitement of the afternoon. The 
premature jump of the first-place 
AD team in the final relay decided 
the final cour.se of the meet. With 
points Balned from the di.squali- 
fication, second-place KA un- 
seated the first-place AD's and 
fifth place Phi Gam moved ahead 
of Psi U for fourth place. 

Two ties occurred in the diving 
with Bill Martin of Phi Gam and 
Howie Patterson of the AD's 
sharing top honors. 



Muir Views AAU 
Swimming Results 

Olympics Prospects 
Please US. Coach 



Wednesday, Apr, 11 - ReturninK 
from the recent Nat. AAU Tour- 
nament in New Haven, Olympic 
swimmint! coach Bob Muir re- 
ported he was "very, very much 
pleased with the improvement 
and general excellence of Olympic 
candidates". Having followed the 
swimmers IhrouKh the Eastern 
Intercollegiates and the National 
IntercolleKiates, Muir could not 
be "more pleased or impressed". 
Mrs. Muir, the chief timer at the 
Woman's IntercollCKiates was also 
eiUhusiastic over the outlook of 
the possible woman's branch of 
the Olympic swimminK learn. 

Muir went on to say 'hat his 
two main threats would be Aus- 
tralia and Japan in ihui order, 
IhouKh he admitted willinf;ly that 
the "outlook for the US was pretty 
Kood". Obviously enthusiastic, tiie 
amiable Muir feels he has a fine 
cliance, a(nd from all outward 
sinns, he is thinkinn only of vic- 
tory. 

The try-outs for the Olympic 
.squad will be held Auk. 7-10 in 
Baton Rouge. La. The events, 
Muir .said, would be alternaled 
between men and women, all tak- 
ing place in the Roune Pool. The 
winners will then return to their 
own coaches until Nov. 10. when 
the entire squad meets at San 
Francisco. From there to Hono- 
lulu, the Fiji Islands, and finally 
Melbourne, with the finish of the 
Olympic swimminR scheduled for 
Dec, 20, 



Purple Freshmen 
To Open Baseball 
Season with RPl 

40 Candidates Practice 
Under Coach Watters; 
Ten Hurlers Report 



Saturday, Apr, 14 - With their 
openlnB Kame aualnst RPI just 
two weeks away, the freshman 
baseball squad members hope to- 
day to be able to practice on Cole 
Field for the fir.st time. Under 
Coach Len Watters, nearly 40 as- 
pirants for starting berths have 
been held to limited workouts in 
the caBe. Since about three weeks 
before vacation, however, the bal- 
terymen liave been practicing 
every other day in the cage. 

Contrary to the situation last 
season, the Ephs have 10 hurlers 
vying for starting assignments 
when the season officially starts. 
In 1955, Watters found himself 
with only two pitchers at the 
end of the year, a fact which hurt 
a ,squad with great natural talent 
in the other positions. Lefthand- 
ers Paul Brown. Hobie Robinson 
and Bruce McEldowny have look- 
ed impre.ssive ,so far. Tom Piper, 
John Bach. Bob Rediske. Bob Par- 
ker all throw from the right side. 
Dave Sack. John Berkshire and 
Don Brown complete the hurling 
corps. Pete Naiman, Tom Christo- 
pher and Chris Tatlock are the 
contenders for the .starting catch- 
ing spot. 

Outfield candidates are Biuce 
Listerman, Mike Baring-Gould, 
Joe Prendergast, Norm Walker, 
Bill Hedeman, Dan Panning and 
Pete Willmott. Richie Kagan and 
Chuck Dunkle are third ba.semen 
with Tom King.sley, Bob McAlaine 
and Kit Steele out for ,shortstop, 
Tom Harris, Buzz Van Sant. 
George Dangerfield and Fred Mi- 
ley will compete for the keystone 
position while Phil Brown or Bill 
Hedeman will play first. 



A Campus-to-Career Case History 




Winfiehl Gifillf.'i: fiftr liuiirif.' the coifs of 'in IF strip on an expi'iimrnlal 
I'M rcii-nft thru uses Jir line high-jrcqurnry transistor. 



"Our business is new ideas, new developments" 



Winfield J. Giguere, or Giggs as lie is 
known, grachialed in l''.'vl- from the L'lii- 
versily of Nph Hain|i:liire willi a B.S. 
in Eleclriral Kiigineeriiig. Sliiirll\ after 
giadualion lie jdiiied Hell Tcleplioiie I,al)- 
oratories in Murray Hill, New Jetsey. 

"Experience lias lonie my way 'n a 
hurry." says Giggs. "\'\c Morkeil on 
carrier system amplifiers, speech Iraiis- 
mis.sion problems, and experimental 
types of coaxial calile. Tlie Lalis are al- 
ways pushing ahead, trying new ideas, 
exploring new developinenls. 

"For example, right now l"m working 
with 'the transistor that smashed a fre- 



quency harrier.' This new transistor has 
a cut-off frequency of at least .SOO inc and 
can he used to amplify 2,'5()() separate 
Icli'plioiie conversalioiis .siiiiultanemisly. 
It will make |iossihle hroadhand. high- 
frequency aiiiplificalion in many fields 
using siihniiniature ''onipoiienls. 

"There are thousands of other fascinat- 
ing projects underway at die Bell Lahs. 
You see. at the Lahs our Inisiness is new 
ideas, new developments, and that's one 
reason why 1 like w orkiiig here. It's ex- 
citing. If there are better ways to commu- 
nicate, you can hel the Lahs are looking 
for them." 



Winriolil (;i(inorr is lypieni of llie inniiy ymiiig men 
who are finding rnreers in BrII Telrpliono Ijiho- 
ralorirs. Many oilier cnircr opporlunilies exist in 
the Boll Telephone Companies. Weslrrn Eleelrir 
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Basketballers Cfioose 
Walt Shipley Captain 



Thursday, April 12 - Tonight 
at tile annual basketball ban- 
quet it was announced that bir 
Walt Shipley has been chusen 
captain uf the 1956-57 Williams 
varsUy squad. A regular on this 
season's quintet, the towering 
6' 7" junior was one of the 
mainstays of Coach Al Shaw's 
team, which compiled a fine 
13-G record. Operating out of 
the center position, he was one 
uf the Ephs' leading scorers and 
ranked second in team rebound- 
ing. 

Shipley was at his best in the 
important Little Three games, 
scoring 84 points in the four 
league games tor a 21 point-per- 
game average. He was particu- 
larly brilliant in the two victor- 
ies over Wesleyan, scoring his 
season high of 28 points down 
at Middletown and collecting 22 
against the Cardinals in Lasell 
Gym. Shipley also paced the 
Purple attack in both Amherst 
games. 



Lacrosse Team Opens Season 
With Tufts At Medford Today; 
Sixteen Lettermen Lead Squad 

Saliirclav, April 1) - Holstercd by a new coac'li, proinisiii)^ 
SopliDiiiorcs and Ifi ictiiriiiiin k'ttcrmen, the Williams lacrosse 
team opciis its season today anaiiist Tufts at .Mcdfoid, Mass. (loach 
Jim Ostciidarp predicts that the (iamc will depend primarily <iii 
coiiditloiiiii'.;. because of their ficKl liousc. Tufts has now had an 
extra moiitli of practice. The I'^plis will probablv be weak in dc- 
Iciisivc stratcj^v and plav lorniatioii, but with the luistlc and spirit 
which tlicv lui\c shown, the contest should be a toss-up. 

.Mllioiifib lumipcrctl by the weather, the team lias shown 
excellent spirit. Km'ii without a spriiifj trip, the team has pio)^rcs- 
scd further than last year's s<|uad at this date, accordiiin to many 
team members. Added speed and improved scoring punch charac- 
tcri/e this year's S(|uad, which should definitely better last veai's 
3-9 record. 

(;o-(;apl;iiiis bob Spaeth and |iiii Kdgar with Ick Foelil con- 
stitute the first line, intact from last season. The second line is 
compo.sed of \eterans Dave llilliard and Toiiv brockelmun with 
Dick Lisle. Carv Sliortlitlge and .\lex Marchessini fighting for the 
third position. 

Tlie \eteran attack composed of Skip (^ole, Hilary Gaiis and 
Kent Williams is being piishi'd hard by sophomores Dave An- 
drews, Hoger Southall and Hill Wea\cr for starting berths. Senior 
attackman |ohii Francis is preseiitK' out with an injury. With 
Hiiss Salmon and Tom Owen in relief, star goalie Buster Smith 
will protect the nets, [oc Perrott and Tonv Fnrgiiesoii are assui'ed 

of starting 




Hard-fighting Williams lacrossemen digging for that illusive ball 
in a recent practice on Cole Field. The Lacrosse team plays Tufts 
away today. 



defensive berths. At 
present there is a five way com- 
petition for the third position be- 
tween Tom Connolly and Dick 
Siegel. both promising sopho- 
mo'es, Jim Smith, Dee Gardner, 
and John Reeves. 

Despite the poor showing of 
last year's ,S(iuad, the team this 
season, under Ostendarp, is in 
better shape and has shown more 
enthusiasm than in past years. 
Co-captain Edgar and Spaeth are 
optimistic about tliis year's 
chances, hoping for a winning 
record despite games with Hof- 
stra. Harvard, Yale and Dart- 
mouth. Hofstra should not have as 
Ijowerful a squad this year as it 
did in 1955 when Williams lost. 
16-1, though Harvard may be 
stronger. 




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Wrestling Coach Relinquishes 
Post After Thirty - Two Years; 
Bullock Retains Other Duties 



I've ever met." 
lek, who letiied 

I tlu 



hi/ Siiiuli/ lldiiiu'll 

"The boys I've coaclu'd :iii' tlic finest niiv: 
This is the sincere seMtinienl ol easv-goini; Kd Bn 
as wrcsthiiH eoach here, thus puttinji to an end one 
eolorliil and siiccesstiil eoachini; careers in W'ilhanis liistorv. 

Ldokiut; hack over tliat span, lUiIlock could not hch) Imt com 
nicnf that "thev were a peat l)iuich ol t;n\s and I ccitainlv ciijoyei 

working with them". He confessed^ , 

that one of his biggest pleasures 



Sophomores Receive 
Over 200 Warnings 

Freshman Class Shows 
Marked Improvement 



was seeing some of his former 
wrestlers visiting him again, 
"We're all friends," he comments 
with a smile. 

No Change 

Interestingly enough, he has 
seen little change in the sport 
over the years as far as the men 
themselves are concerned. The 
rules have changed, he pointed 
out, "but the men are just the 
same now as then". 

No special team or occasion 
stands out in his mind because 
"we've had a lot of darn good 
wrestlers and a lot of darn good 
teams here in the past 32 years." 
he states. Starting with his first 
team in 1924 and his first cap- 
tain, P, T, Livingston, who won the 
New England AAU 147-pound 
class championships. right 
through to this year. Bullock has 
turned out dozens of top-flight 
teams and wrestlers. 

Outstanding Record 

The records show that Bullock's 
consistent teams have won 13 out 
of 25 Little Three Titles, three 
firsts and four seconds in 10 New 
England Association competitions 
and. through the seasons, have 
taken 99 and lost only 76 dual 
meets. 

In his undergraduate days at 
Springfield College. Bullock won 
letters in four sports, football, 
track, swimming, and wrestling. 
Upon graduating, he came here 
in 1924 where he immediately took 
over as lacrosse, wrestling, and 
soccer coach. 

Lacrosse New 

Lacrosse was new here then, 
few of his early team members 
having any previous experience, 
Bullock started the sport on a 
club basis before beginning inter- 
collegiate competition in 1928, He 
continued as coach for five years. 
Incidentally, the first real la- 
crosse game he ever saw was his 
team's opener against Union in 
1928. 

"Uncle Ed", as he is inevitably 
called by his "boys", started and 
then headed soccer for 25 sea- 
sons. As of now, he ranks as Dean 
of New England Wrestling coaches 
along with Sam Ruggeri of Tufts, 
Bullock recalls that wrestling at 
Williams actually started one year 




Saturday. Apr, 14 - For the first 
time in several years, the order 
of class warning reception has 
most b?en altered. With reports from 
iliree professors outstanding, the 
sophomores lead the college in 
number of students warned, the 
percentage warned, and the total 
number of warnings. The Class of 
'53 was the only class to experi- 
"nce a rise in the percentage 
warned over last semester. The 
freshman percentage took a big 
drop while the juniors and sen- 
iors remained relatively the same. 

The course that produced the 
most warnings was Poll, Sci 2, 
37 mid-semester warnings were 
issued, 26 in the Freshman class. 
Geology 2 was the second most 
common stumbling block. The 
DPhomores received 25 of the 33 
given out. 



V^ i TDphom* 
y^\ warning 



Wrestling Coach Ed Bullock 
who is retiring this spring. 



before he arrived, but there was 
no schedule. Thus he holds the 
distinction of coaching the first 
Williams teams ever fielded in 
three major sports, 

PT Department 

He became chairman of the 
Physical Training Department in 
1937, which, among other things, 
is a heavily administrative job. 
When the Navy V-5 and V-12 
programs were on campus during 
the war, Bullock also taught 
wrestling classes eight hours a 
day while continuing his coach- 
ing duties. 

Bullock stresses that he will 
continue in his other important 
functions of PT department chair- 
man and heading both the intra- 
mural program and ticket sales 
for all home athletic contests. It 
was the press of these other du- 
ties which prompted his resigna- 
tion as coach. 

He is married with two children, 
one of whom, Steve, is now a 
student at Williams, Modest and 
unassuming almost to a fault, 
friendly "Uncle Ed" Bullock in a 
rare moment of reminiscence, 
stated that "we always went a- 
long on an even keel, doing the 
best we could with what we had 
and trying to teach them all the 
wrestling we know. And I honest- 
ly think I've enjoyed it more than 
the boys." 



Tradition Broken 

In breaking the tradition of 
frosh domination of the warning 
picture, the sophs were well ahead 
in all phases. They compounded 
157 D and 43 E warnings and a 
total (with the addition of "in- 
complete" warnings) of 202, The 
freshmen were second with 139 D, 
36 E and a total of 178 warnings. 
The Class of '57 amas.sed 106 D's 
and 29 E's and a total of 149. 
while the seniors contributed only 
52 D and 6 E warnings and a to- 
tal of 75. 

The percentages of students 
warned per class, actually the key 
to the whole situation are. sophs, 
49,8'/. a rise of 5.1V over the fall 
semester: frosh, 42,7'('. a drop of 
8,6'(; and the upper two classes 
39,3'i and 24,7'(. representing 
drops of 3.6? and 2,8'< respectively 
over their first semester totals. 



Adelphic Union Holds Panel on U. S. World Policy; 
Ho, Klatte, Lanvin, Parmar, Wohabe Present Talks 



Wednesday, Apr, 11 - Five for- 
eign students from areas circling 
more than half the globe gave 
their views of the current inter- 
national situation this evening in 
an Adelphic Union panel discus- 
sion entitled "American Foreign 
Policy, 1956 A World View", The 
discussion was moderated by Fred 
Greene of the Political Science de- 
partment. 

The five student panelists were, 
from East to West, Chien Ho 
(Hong Kongi; Jud Parmar (In- 
dia): Abdul Wohabe (Saudi Ara- 
bia); Klaus Klatte (Germany): 
and Bernard Lanvin (France), 
Each panelist gave a five minute 
speech examining the worth of 
America's policy of containment, 
or opposition to Communist ex- 
tension, which the U,S,. has pur- 
sued for the last decade. 

Germans Want Unity 

Klatte started the evening oft 
with the emphatic declaration 
that Germimy desires reunifica- 
tion. He noted that, while Ger- 
mans want neither war nor com- 
munization, the desire for reuni- 
fication increases the danger of 
both. The longer the Russians 
control East Germany, the more 
cliance there is of a Communist 
indoctrination. The longer West 
Germany has to wait, the more 
liable it is to fall into the hands 
of "extreme national groups". 



It's alwoys time 

for a snack at 

The Gym Restaurant 

Spring St. 



Lanvin, who spoke next, dealt 
with U,S, relations with France as 
they concern the North African 
situation. He said that in France 
Iheie is "the strong conviction 
that the U.S, should help in keep- 
ing Asia from aiding Colonial 
France". He .said that U.S. com- 
mitments to Fi-ance should nol 
end "at the north shore of the 
Mediterranean". 

Asia Answers 

Wohabe next gave the Arab 
viewpoint. He said that Tunisia 
and Morocco had fought for their 
independence and that Algeria 
will fight, it necessary, to gain 
hers. He dealt mainly with the 
Arab-Israel question, ob,servlng 
that the Arab viewpoint has been 
denied a fair hearing in the U,S., 
partially because of the existence 
of strong Zionist groups heie. 

He said the Arabs made the 
main concession in 1948 when they 
admitted the existence of an Is- 
raelite state. Since then, he noted, 
Israel has crossed the original 
boundaries, tormented Arab re- 
fugees, and been "aggressive". 
Peace can come, according to Wo- 
habe. if Israel is willing to make 
concessions. 



Parmar stated tliat the central 
aim of India today is to remain 
neutral at all costs. This is why 
India would rather accept loans 
fi'om toi-eign powers than grants. 
India, he oliserved. is strongly 
anti-communist and desirous nl 
maintaining its Independenci . 
"We cannot and will nol go inio 
an alliance, " he concluded. 

Ho. speaking from a Chinese - 
English viewpoint, noted that thi> 
increasing isolation of Red Chin i 
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PRICK 10 CENTS 



Theologian Paul Tillkh Relates 
Religion to Philosophy In Talk 
After Sunday Evening Sermon 

SiiiKlav. April 15 - Allci a supper ol liariiliiiri^crs aud pclalci 
chips at the CoiiHicnalioiial Cliiirili toiiinlil, an aiidiriitc (j| Idrtv 
licaid I Ian aid llicoliM^iaii I'aiil 'rillicli irjvc an oljicclivc and liijrhlv 
hli'llcc'liia! di'scriptioii of tlic iclalioMsliip hcluccr ' ' 



Lawrence Shows 
Skyscraper Story 

Next Exhibition Includes 
Abstract Art Pioneers 



, . , pliil()S(ipli\ 

and icligioii. 

ProtVssor Tillicli, wlio spoke eailier jji Cliapel on "(lie nii'an^ 
in>r and K''<':i''i<''^s ol uasdoin". delined religion and philosopli\ 
separatcK-. and then sli<iucd possible sonrees ol eonlliet hetucen 
Iheni. To the ((nestioiis wliieli lolloucd Ins talk ( llie most ehal- 
leimiM!; lioni I'nilessor Slen II. Slenson ol llie Wlllianis Pliilosopln 
DeparlinenI ), lie i^aM' genial elarHleallon ol his ideas. 

Sppiikini; quU'lly but confidcnllyO . 

:ii a distinct German accent, he 
sat cro.ss-leMBCd and calm Ijctore 
'lis attentive and interested audi- 
•nce, occasionally emphasizinK a 
])oint with a gesture of liis liaiid. 
Definilions 

Philosophy, said Dr. Tillicli, is 
roncerned with "the riddle of the 
nature of beinB". Becau.se it can- 
not answer thi.s riddle, it catc- 
iiorizes the different realms of 
l)C'inM into .such divisions as poli- 
lics. eihics. and aesthetics. It.s 
method is rational, and iUs lan- 
^iiaRC conceptual. includiiiK such 
words as "apace", "time" and ".jus- 
tice". 

Religion, according to Dr. Till- 
ich. does not necessarily include 
an acceptance of the existence of 
Ciod. and the organized church is 
only a .special part of religion. The 
religious function, which Dr. Till- 
ich defines as the "ultimate con- 
cern" upon which one'.s life de- 
pends, is present in variou.s forms 
in all men and in all parts of life. 

The languaKC of relitiion is myth 
and .symbol. Because the ullimale 
cannot be expressed within the 
linite contents of the mind, .such 
words a.s "space", "time", and 
"justice" are only symbols when 
applied to religion. They point to 
.something beyond the meanintj of 
the word itself. 

Such phrases as "the Son of 
God" cannot be given an ordinary, 
literal meaning because they are 
.symbolic. "Most misunderstand- 
ings of religion," .said Dr. Tillich. 
"are derived from the fact that 
ordinary and .symbolic language 
are confused." 

If held within these definitions, 
religion and philosophy do no! 
conflict. 

Conflicts 

But. Dr. Tillich observed, there 
has been a conflict between reli- 
gion and philosophy in Western 
thought. This has ari.scn from 
misunderstandings on both sides. 
See Page 4, Col. 4 



Wednesday, Apr. 18 - "The Sky- 
.scraper," a 61 panel story of the 
evolution of the city skyscraper, 
is now on exhibition in the Law- 
rence An Museum. Thi.s fine dis- 
play will last only llirougli Sun- 
day. April 22. From April 24 to 
May 10. the mu.seum will present 
a show entitled "Pioneers of A- 
merican Abstract Ait." an exhibi- 
tion originated by The American 
Federation of Arts. 

The present show is a collection 
of photographic enlargements, 
plans, diagrams, and a text of in- 
formation. It begins with the first 
real constructional u.se of iron in 
1789. and tiaces the growth of 
iron and steel architecture up to 
the 1880's. when a group of Chi- 
cago architects introduced tlie 
sk.v.scraper. Culminating the show 
are enlarged photographs of twen- 
tieth-century skyscrapers and a 
plan for a modern .skyscraper city, 
designed to end the destitution of 
the modern industrial cities. 

Exhibit in Abstraction 

The new exhibit is a collection 
of paintings from the first quar- 
ter of this century. It shows how 
the American artists of the peri- 
od not only expressed their own 
individuality in painting, but also 
responded to the American en- 
vironment. The emphasis on dy- 
namics and machines, the preoc- 
cupation with movement of forms, 
is especially significant in the 
American development of ab- 
straction. 

In their creative translation of 
See Page 4, Col. 6 



Adelphic Orators 
Win Over Rivals 
In Close Contest 



Phillips, Struthers Lead 
Eph Squad to Trophy 
In Little Three Tourney 



By John Phillips 

Saturday. Apr, 14 - The Wil- 
liams College debators returned 
from Amheist today as winners of 
the Little Three Debating Tour- 
nament. The (luartet of forensic 
enthusiasts was tied with the Lord 
Jeffs for first place, but won the 
trulihy on the basis of points. 

Debating the national topic of 
the Guaranteed Annual Wage, tlie 
Williams affirmative team, com- 
lio.sed of .sophomore Dave Phillips 
and freshman John Struthers, 
emerged with victories over both 
Little Three Rivals. 

Points Brinfr Trophy 

Joe Liebowitz '57 and Mark Le- 
venstein '57 made up the negative 
.squad which defeated Wesleyan. 
but droiipod a elo.se match to Am- 
herst. 

Since the Wesleyan team was 
unable to record a single victory 
the final standings showed the 
Williams forces deadlocked with 
the Lord Jeffs at three wins and 
one lo.ss apiece. The affirmative 
team's conclusive victory over 
Wesleyan gave Williams a nine- 
point margin in the point totals, 
and the trophy followed accord- 
ingly. 

Close Decisions 

Debates are .scored on a 25- 
point basis for each speaker, a 
perfect score being obtained only 
through receipt of a superior rat- 
ing in each of five categories. All 
deoates in this tourney were very 
close, with one or two points often 
separating the two teams, 

Wesleyan teams have won the 
trophy for the past two years, and 
would have gained permanent pos- 
session if they had triumphed a- 
gain yesterday. 



Hednesclay. Apr. 18 - Wil- 
liams will stand pat on the 
present cut system next year. 
That is the official word just 
released by Dean Brooks. All 
three proposals for a nrw cut 
system — those of Gargovie, the 
CC and the Faculty Cuniniit- 
tee — have been voted dawn in 
racully meetings. 



RushingGroupProposes 
New System To CC-SC 




Dick Repp, chairman of the CC 
Rushing Committee. 



Newhall to Speak 
On Parents' Day 

Baxter Sets Agenda 
For Annual Event 



I Program of Pref, Sub - Prei Quotas 
To Help Eliminate Illegal Rushing 

Monday. Apr, 17 - The joint meeting ol the College and So- 
cial Councils nnaiiiinouslv votetl todav to accept lor relercnce 
to the Irateniities, the Hnshiiig Heport siiliinitted to it bv the 
Hu,sliiiig (Joininittee. Tlic incchiiiiics <if this rcpml die iiiclticU'il 
on pii'^c lico. The meeting also decided to meet again on Monday. 
April 23, to take a vote on final acceptance, rejection <ir anieiid- 
nieiit of the Rushing Heport. 

At the meeting, Phil Palniedo. '56 made a proposal for tlu' 
adoption ol "total opportunity" as spokesman for Cargovle. Car- 
goyle recoimneiided that some kind ol mechanics be worked out 

Oin order that all sophomores who 

1 rwi 11 have not received final bids will 

Mrs. Roosevelt Talks 
At Democratic 



Glee Club to Perform Tomorrow in Solo Concert; 
Bennington Madrigal Singers to Assist in Program 



New York Contralto 
To Sing With Group 

Wednesday, Apr. 18 - Assisted 
by the Bennington College madri- 
gal Singers, the Williams College 
Olee Club will present its annua! 
.solo concert in Chapin Hall to- 
morrow night at 8:15 p.m. High- 
lighting the propvnm will be the 
appearance of the New York con- 
tralto, Violet Serwin. Also featured 
on the program will be organist 
Robert Barrow of the Williams 
College music department, and a 
Chamber Orchestra consisting of 
persons from WiUiamstown and 
vicinity, 

Mifis Serwin, who has been with 
the Robert Shaw Chorale for the 
past iwo years, recently sang with 
the Collegiate Chorale in Town 
Hall, She will .sing a .series of 
three compositions by Franz Schu- 
bert and then Join the Glee Club 
to present "Rhapsody For Alto 
Solo and Men's Chorus" by 
Brahms. Aft«r her appearance 
here, the noted contralto will 
journey to St. Louis to sing with 
the St Louis Symphony and Bach 
Society of St. Louis. 

RennlnRton to Sing 

Under the direction of Ruth 
Ring, the Bennington group will 
feature the compositions of Youll, 
Wilbye, and Bennet. Later they 
will combine with the Glee Club 
and Chamber Orchestra to sing 
a Cantata by Werken Dietrich 




Ruth Ring IM. Director, with part of the Bennington Madrigal 
Singers' group. 



Buxtehude. The thirty girls who 
are members of the Bennington 
College Madrigal Singers have 
just returned from a tour of the 
eastern seaboard where they pre- 
sented forty-five concerts in for- 
ty-nine days. 

Featured by the Williams Glee 
Club will be the music of Mozart, 
Bach, Moussorgsky, and Bartok 
among others. Besides singing 
cantatas, the Club will give their 
rendition of several Russian and 
American folk songs with solos by 
Adelaide Phillips '56 and Nicho- 



las Wright '57, Walter Nollner will 
conduct the group which has been 
preparing some of the music since 
early in the college year. Later 
this month the Glee Club is sche- 
duled to go on a tour presenting 
concerts at Sarah Lawrence and 
Bryn Mawr. 

Tickets tor this concert may be 
purcha.sed from any of the mem- 
bers of the Glee Clnli or at Bas- 
tlen's Jewelry Store in Williams- 
town. Originally scheduled for 
presentation Fiiday night, the 
concert will be held tomorrow. 



Wednesday. Apr. 18 - Food, en- 
tertainment and salutations com- 
prise the major part of the agenda 
for approximately 400 parents ex- 
pected to attend the Second An- 
nual Parents' Day Saturday. 
April 28. The ;irogram. announced 
by the President's Office, provides 
the parents with something to do 
Iroiri Friday nigiit tlirough Sun- 
day noon. 

For parents who arrive early, 
the registration desk in Baxter 
Hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 
11 p.m. on Friday. Registration 
can also be done from 9 a.m. to 
6 p.m. Saturday. Nametags will be 
given to the parents to facilitate 
making acquaintances. Alumni 
will wear white carnations and 
may be consulted by bewildered 
parents. 

Play Saturday 

Either Friday or Saturday 
nights the parents can attend the 
Cap and Bells production. "The 
Three Sisters" by Chekhov, in the 
Adams Memorial Theater at 8:30 
p.m. On these days the parents 
are also invited to attend classes 
or labs. Appointments can be 
made for conferences with indi- 
vidual teachers. 

Saturday's festivities begin with 
the Second Annual Parents' Day 
Program in Chapin Hall from 
11:15. Talks about the College will 
be given, and then Professor Ri- 
chard A. Newhall will deliver the 
main .speech. 

Weston Field Picnic 

A picnic lunch is scheduled at 
Weston Field at 12:30 Saturday. 
In case of rain luncheon will be 
served in the fraternity houses 
and Baxter Hall. All food is pro- 
vided free for the parents during 
the weekend. They can either eat 
in the houses or in the Student 
Union. Rooms, however, must be 
obtained by the parents. A list 
of hotels and motets in the Wil- 
liamstown area has been supplied 
to all parents. 

Following the picnic, sports be- 
gin. The Freshman tennis team 
has a match with Hotchkiss at 2 
p.m. At 2:30 the Fiosh lacrosse 
squad will take on Darrow School 
at Cole Field while Coach Coombs' 
starting nine will oppose A.I.C. 
on the Weston Field diamond. 

Houses. Dorms Open 

After dinner the hou.ses and 
dormitories will be open and the 
play will be going on. This gives 
the parents an excellent chance to 
get acquainted with the college 
and each other. Trustee Roger 
Preston had this in mind when he 
suggested not only a parents' day 
but also to send the Alumni Bul- 
letin and a pamphlet of photo- 
graphs of Parents' Day to parents 
in the hope of establishing closer 
parent-college ties. 



Rally 



Ex First Lady Observes 
Qualities of Stevenson 



Sunday. Apr. 15 - Before a full 
house tonight in the Pittsfield 
High School, Mrs, Eleanor Roose- 
velt delivered a most eloquent ad- 
dress supporting the candidacy of 
Adlai Stevenson. The former First 
Lady of the Land told the Ste- 
venson Rally crowd that their 
candidate possessed the "sympa- 
thetic understanding and respon- 
sibility of leadership" which make 
him tlie finest choice any party 
can offer. 

Being quite familiar with the 
United Nations, Mrs. Roosevelt 
was qualified in observing Mr. 
Stevenson's work as a writer of 
the original UN Charter and later 
in his associations with that or- 
ganization. She noted, in touring 
the world shortly after Stevenson 
in 1953, the enthusiasm and re- 
.spect the leaders of the various 
nations had for the defeated can- 
didate. "He went out to try to 
find out what the truth of the 
situation was" and for this rea- 
son he is "so able to take stands 
on the issues that arise". 

Turning to the domestic side. 
Mrs. Roosevelt humorously wished 
that Mr. Stevenson would not be 
so intellectually honest especially 
during primary elections. "He tells 
us the things he worries about" 
while other candidates are more 
inclined to leave delicate ques- 
tions unanswered. Referring to 
Stevenson, Mrs. Roosevelt observ- 
ed that "it takes integrity and 
courage to tell people what you 
really believe and not to make 
promises which you know cannot 
be carried out". 



receive an opportunity to become 
a member of a fraternity. The me- 
chanics of such a system would 
be worked out in the future by the 
house presidents. 

Future Discussion 

The CC-SC group decided to 
discuss the Gargoyle proposal fur- 
ther at some future meeting, and 
to submit the Rushing Report to 
the houses without the Gargoyle 
proposal. 

Dean Brooks suggested several 
minor changes in the Rushing Re- 
port which were adopted. He com- 
plemented the Rushing Committee 
and its chairman, Richard Repp, 
for submitting what he termed "a 
magnificent and sophisticated do- 
cument". 

Three Fold Purpose 

According to Dick Repp '57. 
Chairman of the Rushing Com- 
mittee, the present report was de- 
signed for a three fold purpose. 
First, the committee felt that the 
new plan would be effective in 
eliminating two major causes of 
illegal rushing. These are too 
large or too small groups in the 
preferential and sub-preferential 
periods and pressure on the sopho- 
more to secure his position. The 
present report eliminates the for- 
mer by placing a quota on these 
periods. 

The latter is avoided in the new- 
plan by letting both the house 
and the sophomore know how they 
tand right after the first period 
of rushing. The sophomore is in 

better position to resist dirty 
rushing since he knows how he 
stands, and a great deal of temp- 
tation is removed from the houses. 
Second Objective 

The second major objective of 
the present ru.shing report is to 
avoid stratification of the houses. 
Under the system of deferred 
rushing, houses have tended to 
See Page 4. Col. 3 



AMT Presents Chekov's Difficult Classic 
'The Three Sisters' on Parents' Weekend 



Wednesdaw April 18 - Cap and Hell.s' )iroduction of .\nton 
Chektn's classic. "The Three Sisters", on Parents' Weekend, .\pril 
26, 27. and 28, will mark two firsts for the Adams Memorial Thea- 
tre, It will be the first time that the \-ery inxolved and difficult 
Cheko\' has been performed in the AMT and it is the lirst Wil- 
liams Clollege production of Mr, Ciles Plavfair. the new director 
of the AMT. 

Strixing for perfection. Mr. Playfair is following Clieko\'s 
specifications in lighting, setting and iiio\ement exactly and has 
alread\- had the cast retiearsing for five weeks which is normallv 
the total rehearsal time for an .VMT plav. It will be one of the most 
c'X|iensiyf productions e\-er released lure. 
Banks Docs Music 

The iilav. including the setting and the music, is being pro- 
duced almost entirely with local talent. Paid Mmiier, .WIT in- 
structor, is constnictint; the setting and Hidgeway Hanks, '.58. has 
composed the incidental music to compliment the oycrtures of Mr. 
Elliot Weisgaiber of Pittsfield. 

Tlic three sisters will he played by Mrs. Rassi Gifford. well 
known local artist as \Iasha; Mrs. |env Ponieroy, wife of a former 
Williams (irofessor, as Olga; and Mrs. .Vnne Howes, whose Inis- 
band graduated last year, as Iriiia. 

Alio Featured 

Also featurtxl are James Sowles. ".57, as Tusenbach. Hichard 
Ide, '.58, as Solvony. Hob Mathews. '.56. as Tchbiitvkin. Pete Schroe- 
der. '58, as Knlygin, Mrs, joy Dewey as Natasha, ]i\\ ^\'ils()n. '56. 
as Vcrshiiiin. Donald Warsliaw. '.5f), as .Xndrey, |ames N'orgen- 
stern, ".58. as Teradont, and Mrs. Frances CHiaffee as \iifisa. 

The rest of the cast includes Oa\id Melprin. ".59, as Kedotik. 
Mrs. R. ,\. Newhall and Mrs. C:arol MeCirath as the maids. Dick 
Lee. '59, and Dick Wilhite, '.59. as the soldiers, and Geoff Swift. 
",59, as the )iorter. 



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April 18, 1956 



Nimibi'r 11 



EDITORIAL 



Eulogy On A Historic Marriage of State 



T'was the IStli of April in '56 

When sophisticate 'Gryee' of the flicks 

Got married: Who gives a damn? 



LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



Editor a Note: 

The REC'ORD hcUcics thai a chaiific in altitude towards Ru.sh- 
iiifi is of just as <s,rt'at iiiiportancc as ami alteration icithiii the 
Riishiitf;^ Si/steni. For this reason tlie RECORD has uithltehl pnh- 
heation of the foUoicini^ hotter iiniil lite present time. 

To the Editor of the RECORD; 

A.s is fittiiiir. thi' new C'ollcp' Council i.s liiiiiiiii; its attciitioii 
to\v:iitl the ])i()l)l('m ot nisliiiiu;, ;iii(l in its c'iKk';i\c)rs to find a solu- 
tion I wish it i'\i'rv hope ol success. \vt. il the students ilo not 
choose to coopeiate, no set of rules will hi' effective. For the fault 
lies not with the rules, hnt with the institutions and men who are 
siip]5osed to follow tlieni. (x)nsider the situation: there are inaiii- 
lold and flajrran violations of a siirnecl ai^reeinent to ahitle hv tin 
riisliinir rennlations. Bv reasonings ol the most specious kind these 
breaches of honor are condoned, evr'ii commended, in the name 
of "the house", and after a harj^ainini; session in which the pres- 
cribed ]K'iialties are placed in abevance, eit;ht houses confess. Now, 
havinj.; h)iind that "the price is riyht '. some houses are plamiinij; 
another dirty rush. 

iSensiiHj; this attitude, some campus opinion has lu'Him to ad- 
vocate a relaxation of the rules. To be sure, a stricter set or the 
adoption ol the honor svsteni is ont of the (|nestion. since the stn- 
deiits have already made a bnrles(|ne ot rnles and a travesty ol 
honor. But this wholesale jettison of order, advanced on pretexts 
such as "what is fonl |)lay here is fair play elsewhere", or "the pres- 
sures bnilt op onsrht somehow to he alleviated", is both cowardly 
and dangerous. 1 wisli, therefore, to call attention to the crooki'd 
rcasoninij which underlies the niovemi'iit and snu;<i;est a more con- 
structive approach. 

7'() (ihrof'ate the rules I)eeause then are broken is to neiiiite 
moraliltj and, hi/ suceunibinf^ to the up]Htrent euuses of violation, 
to divert attention from the real ones. If onr system were wroni; 
in principle, there vvonld be a case for altering it; but the principles 
upon winch it is based are jrood ones; they are to provide order, 
to give everyone an eipial opportnnitv. to minimize bv a relatively 
short span strain atid animosity, and to protect the rnshee from 
havint; to commit himself in any way before he has had a chance 
to look carefully at all the hoiiso's he wishes to. .\nv system of open 
communication, on the other hand, will iiiev itablv place strains up- 
on the rnshee. lie will feel forced to resijond to a house's advances, 
and if he is open rushed by more than one house he will feel some- 
what bewildered and confused. There is nothing, furthermore, to 
prevent the houses from double-crossins^ him at any time. The 
houses themselves will have to s])end more time o|)en rushinj^ 
sophs, and since the soph will be discourasred from electing his 
first choice if it did not open rush him and others did, all houses 
will have to stage an open rush or lo.se out in the competition. 
What chaos that will bel 

No, Sir, the answer does not lie in a tightening or relaxation 
of the rules; it lies in the elimination of the apparent cause of 
dirty rushing, these "pressures", by a revision of the nature of 
fraternities themselves. There is much hypocritical concern on the 
part of the "bigger" houses for the welfare of the "smaller" ones, 
hypocritical because all the while the big ones are intent on get- 
ting all the "good men". Their attitude camiot be otherwise, for 
neither the bigger houses nor die siualler ones have hit on a con- 
structive method of building a fraternity. Thanks to their prestige, 
the bigger houses have dieir choice of men, which they exploit to 
select a homogenous grouji. The siualler houses have accepted 
the um'maginative values of the bigger ones and becau.se they 
have not been able to procinc a homogenous group they account 
themselves failures. This attitude, however, is pure foolishness 
for what is constructive in the bigger bouses' picking a group ol 
members who already conform? It is rather an institution which 
can take diverse |iersons and form them into a living body that has 
achieved a work of constructive social statesmanshi]). You wi" 
never make a "weak" house "strong" sim|)ly by forcing men into 
it; you must devise an effective formula for corporate existence. 

But how, you ask, does all this effect rushing, and where 
should one look to find such a hirmnla? It affects rushing in this 
manner, if a bouse knows it can constitute itself a fraternity with 
any groti]) of men, getting solely "top" men is no longer the es- 
sential it used to be. (;oni|5lementarily, from the so])h standjioint 
making "the" house is a matter of less concern if he is convinced 
that in any house he will find a rich and satisfying group exjieri 
ence. Hushing becomes less cutthroat, the men who set the toni 
for a fraternity can be spread around, and total opportunity is a 
practical possibility instead of the spectre it is now thought by 
some to be. 

1 cannot, of course. ))rovide the <'xact formula — it tnnst be 
worked out by the houses themselves; but I think that the solution 
will be based on a little more maturity on the part of the students, 
as evidenced in a mutual appreciation of each other's character. 
Why should wo not ac(|uire, along with a liberal education, a re- 
spect for tlie depth of the human spirit and the essential dignity 
of human nature? The other fellow is not a "thing", he is a living 
soul, fully as responsive and sensitive to the course of life as one's 
self. In the ideal fraternity the athlete and the intellectual (to use 
two temperaiuent types), sharing the basic nature and aspirations 
of men. will learn to ajipreciate what each has to offer, to the in- 
coiuparable enrichment of both their lives. I firmly believe. Sir, 
that when we find that what we have in coinmon is far greater 
than what separates us. th<' diversity of personality which now 
handicaps the fraternity will bpcoine its greatest asset. 

Yours sincerely, 
T. Price ZimmoriTinn 




Gargoyle Recommendations 

It is the iccommendatioii ol the Ciugovle Society that the 
College t^ouncil-Social Coniicil incorpoi;ite into its new formula- 
tion of the rushing system the following procedure to gain totiil 
opportunity: 

1. The use of the I'ost Hushing (;oinmiltee undei the O'lirieii 
plan shoukl he contiinied iuid every effort should be made 
to assure its success, (i. e. all those nisln'cs not to receive a 
supper invitation after the bounce session shall be consid- 
ered by the houses befori' the supper invitations are issuetl.) 

2. The College (Council and Social Council shoukl make ev- 
ery ellort to secure ii public agri'ement from the houses, 
through the house presidents, that I'vcrv rnsh<'e will i<'- 
ceive a supper invitation. I'his ;igreem<'nt slutll be opi'riitive 
in a nu'cting ol thi' house presidents where riishees left 
over alter the functioning of the O'Brien plan vvlli i)e iic- 
cepted by die houses, .\lter the iicceptance of these nu'ii 
every rnshee will be issued ;i supper inv itation. 



Mechanics of Rushing 

Editor's Note: The foUowin^ is an exeerpi from the New 
Proposal. 

isli to participate in 



■ Rushing 



Rushing Glossary 



Editor's Note - The RECi^RP pre.'.vnts a g/o.v.sr/n/ of rushing 
lerm.'i, in order to elear up .so/dc of the co/i/ii.viod uhieh will e.xisi 
from ntnc nnlil next Seplemiier. espeeialh/ in Ihe Ereshnuni ela.n, 
about the meehanies of rusldujS, ueek and Ihe eurreni SC-CC ik.s/i- 
iufi report. 

Rounec Session - The Ixnuice sessions, ol which there aie 
two imder the iiroposed system, are designed to match up the 
preferences of tlie houses and the Sophs. If a cert;iin house h s 
more sophomores inteiested in it than it can lake by Ihe <|ii(il;i 
system, there Ikis to be ;i method of (hopping the lowest sophs i.i, 
that house's list to the houses vvhieli ;ire next on their list. A sopl.,,. 
more bounces down his list of houses until he sticks in one ol thei ,, 
or bounces out. 

Ihider the proposed system, there is ;in iiiili;il bouiH'c sessii ri 
after the end of the first section of rnshing. M this point, the lions, s 
liave turned in their final bid lists ;ind the Soplis li;ivc rated II ,. 
hou.si'S in order. Then Fr;ink Thorns, tin' rushing ;nbiter, will iiuit. ii 
up the nrefeiences of the lion.ses and rusliees to decide who go.s 

where lor the second period. (No fraternilv iiii' ' sophs vv,!| 

;iltend this session.) 

The final boiince session is designed to correlate the linal b,.| 
lists of the houses and the final preh'icntial r;itiiigs ol the rnshei ^, 
to adjust once ;iiid for all who ends up in what house. I''r;ilerniiv 
representatives will be present at this session. 

I'ref. Period, Suh-Pref. Period, and Refi,iilar Period Rids - The 
second phase of rushing consists of six periods during which tin! 
.sophomores return to six of the houses for ;i second look. The sch •- 
diile of houses a rnshee will visit will have been delermined I v 
tlie initial bounce session. The hist of these periods is called 'Pre; . 
because it indie;ites the Ix-st possible eomhiiuition ol Iratcrmlv 
pielerence hir the individual ;tnd Ihe iiidiv idiuil's prel<Meiice I. r 
;i fraternitv. The Sub-Pref. period is the next highest choice. .Ms.., 
tlu're ;ire h)ur Regular Periods in Ihe seciind section. 

I'inal Rids — .\fter the seciind section, the houses submit lisis 
of sophomores they vvonkl aieept as ple<lges. The lact that a rush, c 
gets il fiiKil hid from ;i lioiise does not delinilelv indic;ile lh;il In' 
is in that house, but onlv th;il be is on their list. 



5. Mouses sli;ill 



FIRST SECTION 
I. The lirst section is divitlcd into eighteen periods of lortv mil 
ntes each. Each Sopliomore rnslu'c must v isit every fraternity ilu 
iiig these periods or lorleit his opportnnitv to participate in rusl 
ing. 



ing._ 

2. The Time Sclu'dnle. 
Friday. September 14 - 4:()0-4:4(); 4:4.'5-.5;25; 7::3()-S:10; .S:1.5- 

S:.55; y:()()-9:4(); 9; 4.5- 10; 2.5. 
Satnrtlay. September 1.5 — Same ;is above. 
Sunday. Septi'uiber 16 — Same as above. 

3. .\11 those sophomores desiring to continne thrimgli I'lsliing shall 
submit to the Bushing .Arbiter tiie cards previooslv distrihiited no 
later tlian 12;()() niiilnight, Sundiiv, September 1(1 Tlu' rnshee 
shall list in prelerential ordt'r all fraternities. If an incomplete card 
or no card is submitted, the Hushing .\rbiter shall assimie that the 
individual is dropping out of rushing. 

4. Ihe (|iiota lor all Iraternities shall then be determined according 
to the nnmlicr of sophoiiiorcs wishing to coiitiiuu' rushing, and an- 
nounced to the fraternities and the rnshees at .3:()() p.m., Monday, 
September 17. The (piotas shall be as follows: 

If between 280-270 contiime. die <|uota sluill be 19. 

269-256 " Ifi. 

2.5.5-2.3.3 17. 

232-220 " 16. 

219-210 15. 

hmit their prepared lists of Second Section bids 
to the arbiter not later than 3:'30 a. m.. Monday. September 17. 
These lists shall contain the names of the rusliees that a house de- 
sires back for the Second Section of rushing arrangetl in |)iefereii- 
tial order. 

6. .\t 3:30 a. m., on .Monday. September 17. the initial "bounce 
session" shall take place. M this time the established (|nota will 
go into effect limiting tlu' number ot rnshees permitted to return | 
to any one house during the Snb-Piefeiential and Preferential 
Periods. No Quotas shall exist prior to the Siib-1'relereiitial Period. I 
The first four periods shall be filled with those on the house's list 
who do NOT receive that house's prelerential or snh-prelereiitial 
peruids. Fraternities sluill not send representatives to the "boiinee 
session". 

SECOND SECTION 

1. The Hushing ,\rbiter shall distribute bids to the rnshees and the 
Second Section lists to the houses at 3:30 p. m., Monday. Si'iitem- 
ber 17 in |esnp Hall. 

2. The Second Section of Hushing is divided into four liltv ininute 
periods and two one-hour perioils. 

3. The Time Schedule: 

Monday. September 17 - 7:.30-8:20; 8:2.5-9:1,5; 9:20-10:10 
Tuesday, September 18 - 7:.30-,S:20; 8:2,5-9:2.5; 9;30-10:.3() 

4. There shall be a compulsory meeting of all rusliees with the 
Hushing Arbiter in [esiip Hall immediately h)llowing the Preferen- 
tial Period at 10: 3() p. in., Tuesday, Seijtcmber 18. 

THIRD SECTION 

1. Houses shall turn in Uieir final bid list arranged in preferential 
order to the Hushing Arbiter not later than 3;.30 ;i. in., Wednesday, 
September 19. Those houses wishing to lower their (|nota shall 
notify the Rushing ,\rbiter at this time. 

2. Rnshees shall receive their final bids at 9:30 a. iii., Wednestlay, 
at the office in |esup Hall. .Vt this time the tiaines and ;id justed 
(|iiotas of those houses which have reduced their ((uot;is shall be 
announced to the rnshees. 

3. Hiishees must return the bids to the arbiter not later than 12:(K) 
noon, Wednesday, with their final choices arranged in order of 
preference. 

4. Fraternity delegates shall meet with the Hushing .'\rl)iter at 
1:30 p. 111.. Wednesday, for the final "bounce session". Each house 
miist be prepared to accept any rnshee diat it has bid, whether 
that house is the rnshee's second, third, fourth, etc.. choice. .'Ml 
selections must be made in the order of the |)referential list sub- 
mitted to the Rnshing .\rbiter. 

FOURTH SECTION 

1. At 2:30 ]). m., Wednesday, the Post-Hushing committee, com- 
posed of at least one representative from each fraternitv shall con- 
vene. The committee shall consider those ru.sliees who have: 

:i) not leceived any final bids at all, 

b) accepted all their final bids, but have "bounced" all the 
way ont of the system. 
The purpose of this meeting is to extend final bids to as many of 
these individuals as possible. The bidding shall be a voliiiitarv ac- 
tion by the houses. 

2. The Hushing Committee shall decide before this meeting what 
hou.ses are on the "danger " list, i. e., diose houses which In the ni.sh 
just comjileted have received such a low number of rnshees that 
their existence on the campus is jeopardized. ,\NY of the lumses 
on this list may bid any rushee eligible for the Post-Hushing com- 
mittee session. Thus the rushee may receive more than one Post- 
Rushing bid. Those rusliees who fall under classification ( lb ) may 
be bid by any house which has not filled its quota. 

See Page 4, Col. 1 




On Canons 



with 
>fexShulinan 



I Author of ■Biircfool Hoy IVTOl Chtftt," tic.) 



THK MANY LOVKS 
OF THORWALl) DOCKSTADER 

When Thorvviilil Dockstader- sophomore, epicure, and .sports- 
man -first took up sniokiiitr, he iliil not simply choose the first 
brand of citrarettos that came to hand. N'o. indeed' He did what 
any sojihoniore, epicure, and sportsman would do: he sampled 
several hrand.s and then picked the trentlost, tastiest, most 
thumpinxiy, vvondroualy, unfailingly pleasing of all — Philip 
Miu'ris, of corris ! 

Similarly, when Thorvvald Dockstader took up girls, he did 
not simjily select the first one who came along. No, indeed! 
Thorvvald samiileil. lie took out several likely girls and then he 
compared their charms and then he made his choice. 

His first date was with an English lit major named Elizaljeth 
Barrett Grish, a wisp of a girl with luminous eyes and a soul 
that shimmered with a pale, unearthly beauty. Trippingly, 
trippingly, she walked with Thorvvald upon the beach and sat 
with him behind a windward dune and listened to a sea shell 
and sighed sweetly and took out a little gold pencil and a little 
morocco notebook and wrote a little poem: 

/ will tic tipon the shore, 
1 will he a dreamer. 
I will feci the sea mice more 
Pounding on my femur. 

Thorwald's second date was with a physical ed major named 
Peaches Glendower, a broth of a girl with a ready smile and a 
size 18 neck. She took Thorvvald down to the cinder track where 
they jogged around thirty or forty times to open up the pores. 




.7fieyjo(ic^edciraati<f SO"!-/^ times to opeau.pttiepOr£S'' 



Then they played four games of squash, six sets of tennis, 36 
holes of golf, nine innings of one-o-cat, four periods of rugger, 
six chukkers of lacro.sse, and a mile and a quarter of leap frog. 
Then they worked out for a few hours on the parallel bars, the 
flying rings, and the bongo board, and then went ten rounds 
with the eight-ounce gloves. Then they had heaping bowls of 
bran and whey, exchanged a manly handshake, and went home 
to their respective whirlpool baths. 

Thorwald's final date was with a golden-haired, creamy-browed, 
green-eyed, red-lipped, full-calved girl named Totsi McEstway. 
Totsi was not majoring in anything. As she often said, "Gee 
whillikers, what's college for anyhow - to fill your head full of 
morbid old facts, or to discover the shining e.ssence that is 
YOU?" 

Totsi started the evening with Thorwald at a luxurious res- 
taurant where she consumed her own weight in Cornish rock 
hen. From there they went to a de luxe movie palace where Toisi 
had popcorn with butter and a bag of chocolate covered raisins 
- also with butter. Then they went to a costly ballroom and 
cha-cha'u till dawn, tipping the band wildly all the while. Then 
they went to a Chinese restaurant where totsi, unable to deci- 
pher the large and baffling menu, solved her problem by order- 
ing one of everything. Then Thorwald took her to the women's 
dorm, boosted her in the window, and went downtown to wait 
for the Morris Plan office to open. 

While waiting, Thorwald thought over all of his girls and 
came to a decision. "It is clear," said Thorwald, "that I am not 
yet ready for girls." "It is equally clear," he continued, "that 
a man needs a gentle companion, and who," he asked, "will be 
my gentle companion?" "Why, PHILIP MORRIS, of corris," 
he answered. "Philip Morris will be my tender comrade, my 
solace and my strength, my friend in adversity, my shelter in 
vici.ssitude, my boon and bosom buddy," and, so saying, Thor- 
wald lit a PHILIP MORRIS and was content. «,>... 8hu,».n, i«. 

The makpTt of Philip MorrU, w/in bring you ihl, column pverr 
Wfefc, hope thai T/i..riraW trill toon find ihr girl <i/ hin dreamn, and 
Ihal Ihey iriH makr brauHful tmoke ringi li>gelher-Kllh Philip Morrit, 
of corriil 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1956 



Varsity Nine Opens Against Colby four Lettermen Lead Goli Team; 
Friday, Meets Bowdoin Saturday Baxter Expects Successful Year 



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hi) ('■hiick Diiiikcl 

WcdiK'Hhiy, A|)ril 18 - Willi the opciiiii^ f.i„iic (iiilv lw<, (hivs 
Mwav. tlic Williiiiiis viusilv Iwsclmll team lias liccii woikinir luird 
lliis week In aiilkipatioii of startiiiK the season wjtli ;i si,.|,,iv 
Coacli Hoi) Cooinhs' s(|iia(l o|)ens Kiidav against Colliv Colleir,. 
ii|) ill \\alei\ille, Maine, and llien |)la\s Rowdoin Collej.,- ;,| Ijiuns- 
wick. Me., on Saliii(la\. CoIIin is a iK'weoiiiei- lo tlie l';|)li seliediile 
vv'hile liowdoin was delealed last season, 1-2, as l.i'ltv 'roiii Vankiis 
liiiiled a neat einlit-liillei, ( .oIIin reeenlK coiiipleled ;i siiee'esslnl 
sonllieni trip and (aiaeli |(>liii Winkiii appears to ' 
leaiii liiis year. 

Coach Rob Coonihs is expected to start senior Tom Vankiis 
anainst the White Mules, while the pitcher lor the liowdoin tranie 
lias not hivn selected v<'t. ^■allklls was the I'lirple's leadini; linrler 
last year with a ■■?-2 record, and he collected a \jetoi\ on the recent 
soiitherii trip. The piolialile lineup loi Williams will he; Captain 
|olmnv Hatch SS, Dick I'owei or Dick Sheeliaii 2R. Dick I'ainis CI'', 
Diik l''earon ^R, Dick Marr or Chuck Speri\' Hi, Rob hcrsoii LK, 
Whilev Kanlinan or Matt Doimer HI'', Mar\ Weinslein or (;eoriie 
Welles C. and Yankirs, pitcher, l''earon. Marr. and I'lnnis each liil 
over .400 on the soiithi'rn tiip and tliev should add considerable 
power to the l''.ph hallini; attack this sprinjj;. 

Although hampered bv bad weather, the rreshmaii baseball 
team is also hard at work In preparation lor its openini; i^anie 
■maiiist R.I'.L on Satnrdav, .\pril 28. 



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Wednesday, April 18 - (aiII c(/acli Dick lia.sler, who is also 
the professional at the Tacom'c (Jolf Clonrse, expects a ^ood season 
loi_ this year. Roistered by hair lettermen. the sipiad opens its 
19o(J campaign here against Yale on April .50. 

Co-captains Randy Carey and jack Chapman aloiij^ with Rill 
Chapman hirmed the core ol last year's team which compiled a 
9-1 record. The s((iiad will be strenjithened hv Mor^ Coleman, who 
relnined Irom the service this year. Rehire his military duty, (ailc- 
inan was a rcsriilar on the team. Last year (;arey was switched be- 
tween the number one and inmiber two positions, while (Miapmaii 

alli'niaU'd between llie Uiird and^ 

fourtli .slots. 



Seven Starters Needed 

Coach Baxter di.sclo.sed that 
llii.s year all matches will be in 
the form of .seven twosomes in- 
stead of the traditional three 
foursomes. Used by most eastern 
colleges, the new system creates 
faster matches and enlarges the 
si|Uad. 

AloiiK with veterans Tink 
Campbell, Jack Jakubowski and 
Bruce Lockhart, five members of 
last year's freshman team will 
compete for the remaining three 
starting berths. The .sophomore 
candidates are Pete French, John 
Boyd, Phil Rideout. Rob Foster, 
and Jack Laeri. 

Journey to North Carolina 

Although the team played no 
matches on its spring trip, Coach 
Baxter says the results were en- 
couraging. Most of the varsity 
played in the 70's over the Pine 
Valley. Pinehurst, and Great Fox 
Lakes courses in North Carolina. 

Judging by appearances gained 
la.st fall, Coach Baxter predicts 
that the Freshmen should have a 
very good season. Freshmen Hans 
Halligan, Bill Tuach and Marriott 
Johnson accompanied the varsity 
on its spring trip, Sam Davis, Bill 
McKown and Rick Marthins will 
al,so be trying out for starting po- 
sitions when the Freshmen open 
their season April 28 at Exeter, 



A Campus-to-Career Case History 




On Ihe Irjt, Willinm A'oi/. Culonna, U.S. in Business 
Ailminislrnlion, Virginia Polytechnic Inslilule, '52. 



'Sales results. ..and something more' 



Two anil a half niontlis after he hepm 
training with The Chesapeake & rdtomae 
Telepliimc Ciiinpaiiy (if Marylanil. Hill 
Coliinna Meiit into the army, spending a 
year in Korea. 

"While ill the service," Bill says. "I 
never thnuplit of having to look for an- 
(illicr joh. I resumed my career i 
telephone husiiiess as soon as 1 got 
What's more, my rale of pay 



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crea,seil by crediting my time in the army. 
"After training, I was ])romote(l to 
Sales Manager in Salishury. Md. I'm re- 
sponsible hir inilialiiig. iilaiining and en- 
ordinatiiig sales activities in an area 
serving ,')().000 customers in nine counties 



on the Easlorii Shore of Maryland. I 
select and train men for my sales force, 
and lielp luisiness olTue managers with 
their sales prohleiiis. 

"Sales and luarketing in the telephone 
business are growing mme important 
every (lav. We've many new anil ilifferenl 
services to offer people. It's a jol) with 
scope, variety and challenge. 

"Arranging for eiislomers' eommuni- 
cations re(piireineiits keeps me in touch 
with all deparlmeiils of the company. 
Tlie.se niiitaels add valuable experience 
that will always prove useful. 1 wanted 
a career that w as liroad and full of oppor- 
tunities, and that's what I've got." 



Bill Cnlonnn if. lyplcal of ihc niiiny yonng men who have 
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Volleyball League 
Draws to Close 

Four Undefeated Teams 
Face Tough Competition 



Tue,sday, April 17 — A down to 
the wire battle is exiiected to be 
the result of the final two weeks 
of intramural volleyball competi- 
tion. Most of the teams have fallen 
by the wayside, but in both the 
Monday-Wednesday and Tuesday- 
Thursday league there still remain 
several tenacious contenders for 
the crown. The contest ends on 
May 1. after each team has com- 
pleted a ten game schedule. 

Presently the DU's, Theta Delts 
(both 5 and Oi lead the Monday 
league, followed clo.sely by a spirit- 
ed Phi Delt .squad which boasts a 
near perfect 5-1 record. 

The two outstanding competi- 
tors in the Tuesday league ai'e 
the Betes and the Saints with 
6-0, 5-0 records respectively. 



Squashmen Name 
Eells To Captaincy 

Wedne,sday, Apr, 11 - Sam 
Eells was elected to head next 
year's Varsity Squash team at 
a banquet held at the 1896 
House tonight. Both the var- 
sity and freshman .squash play- 
ers attended the dinner along 
with their coach Clarence 
Chaffee, As a token of appre- 
ciation for his fine coaching, 
the teams presented Chaffee 
with a tyrolienne hat. 

Playing number four on the 
varsity this season, Eells ended 
a successful campaign by coup- 
ling with Tom Jones to captui'e 
the National Intercollegiate 
Doubles Championship held at 
Wesleyan in March. 



Tufts Beats Lacrossemen, 3 - 2; 
Weaver, Brockelman Make Eph 
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Jim Kdsar and Bob Spaetli. co-captains of the Epli Lacrosse team. 



/;(/ I'aliiwr Wltitc 
MciUord, .April 14 - 1'lie Williams \arsity lacrosse team lost 
to Tiilts, :i-2. this altcriiooii. The |imibos came from bebiiid twice 
carl\- ill the (lame to tic the ,scorc and fiiialK' won it when llarrv 
Dolph scored early 'i the third ])eriod. Hill Weaver and Toiiv 
liriickeliiiaii ,scored to.- the l'!pbs. 

The name was bard foin;ht and exciliiej; throui^hout, .\ltlioiii;li 
the I'.pli defense and inid-liclders played i;ood lacrosse, the attack 
was weak, due to the fact that tlic |)ractice sessions have been 
\(r\- limited all Sprint^. Williams Coach |im ()stciidar|) coni- 

'^mented: "we had everything we 

needed to win except a polished 
scoring punch". 

Ephs Score First 

Weaver opened the scoring foi' 
Williams when he look a pass 
from Rog Southall and tallied at 
11:04 of the fir,st period. The 
strong Williams defense of Jim 
Smith, Joe Perrott and Tony Fer- 
gueson held Tufts scoreless 
throughout the first period. Bob 
Shaw broke the scoring ice for the 
Jumbos with an unassisted goal 
at 2:15 of the .second period, 

Brockelman scored on a long 
.shot at 6:11 of the .second period 
to put Williams back in the lead. 
With time ruirning out in the half. 
Bill Spungin of Tufts tied the 
score at 2-2, flipping an unassi,st- 
ed shot past Eph goalie Buster 
Smith at 12:15. 

Conditioning The Difference 

Williams clearly outpla.ved Tuf t.s 
in the first half. In the third 
quarter, however. Tufts displayed 
the advantages of having a field 
house for spring practice. Their 
offensive plays were better de- 
veloped and they appeared to be 
in better condition than the Eph 
squad. 

Dolph scored the winning goal 
for the Jumbos at 3:32 of the 
third period. Williams fought back 
hard throughout the remainder of 
the game but could not score. 
Weaver nearly pulled the trick in 
the final period, but his shot car- 
omed off the goal post. 

Eph Spirit Good 

So fai' this year, the Eph .Sopho- 
mores and Varsity veterans have 
played on separate units, the rea- 
son being that there has not been 
enough good weather to mix them 
effectively. In preparation for 
Harvard on April 25, Coach Os- 
tendarp plans to combine the 
groups and to work particularly 
on polishing the offensive attack. 

In summing up his team's show- 
ing. Ostendarp expres.sed his plea- 
sure over the fine spirit on the 
squad: "They played good lacrosse 
considering the lack of the time 
and space needed for proper team 
development." he added. 



Netmen to Meet 
Army in Opener 

Wednesday, Apr. 18 - The Wil- 
liams varsity tennis team opens 
its season this afternoon against 
Army at West Point. The Ephs. 
under the veteran Clarence Chat- 
fee as head coach, will be meeting 
the Cadets for the 22nd time 
since 1924, having won thirteen 
and lost seven with 1 tie. Last 
.season the Purple .squad defeated 
the visiting Black and Gold. 6-3. 

While the Cadets will be led by 
last year's number one man, Tony 
Ellison, co-captains Wally Jen,sen 
and Ben Oxnard should be im- 
pressive for the Ephs in singles 
and doubles respectively. Coach 
Chaffee will start Jensen, Karl 
Hirshman, Dave Leonard, Tom 
Shulman, Lou Bortnick and Blow- 
er Merriam in the singles in that 
order, Leonard and Jensen, Hirsh- 
man and Oxnard and Merriam 
and Bob Kingsbury will make up 
th? three doubles teams. 



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Mechanics of Rushing . . 



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3. After its oi'Kaiiization, the Post-Hiisliiiij; C'ommittt'c shall recess 
lor one hour, duriiij^ which time each represeiitati\f iiiav consult 
with his house. 

4. At .3:30 |). in., tlu' Ouiiunittee shall rei'Diivenc lor all iiiial ad- 
justments. 

5. Hushees shall receive their final iii\ itali<iiis or their I'ost-Hush- 
iut; Conunittee hicis at (i:(l() p. in. in |esiip Hall. 

6. Fraterniiics shall hold pK'ilne haianiels at 7:3(1 p. in.. W'eilnes- 
day, Septeiiiher 19. 

WHAT IS SOLUTION? 

If open coinnuinication is not the answer, then what is? The 
conunittee leels \ei\ stronnK- thai the answer does not lie in anv 
tinkerin<4 uith the nieclianies of the sxslein, but rather in a re.ili/.a- 
tion on the part of the liaterniti' itself that a breach of honor is a 
.serious maltir. (wanted, oni- s\stein ol rnsliiny is a hit;ld\' competi- 
tive one, and a breach of the rules f^ovcrnini; it is to .some e.vteni 
uuderstandahle. Because it is understandable however, it is not 
iiecessariK' jusliliable. N'o amount ol rationali/ation can remove tir 
basic fact that a lailiire to conipiv with the rushing rules is a breach 
of honor. 

The plan of the committee proposed pre\ ioiisK. it is true, by 
instituting a (|nota on the preferential anil sul)-preler<'iilial periods, 
will ri'mo\e (wo of the ontstandini; causes lor dirt\- iiishint;. i. i'., 
the ti'usions atteiulant upon a house ha\ inu; <'ithei- an overcrowded 
or an nndercrowded preferential period. The house that wishes to 
"net the jump", nevertheless, can still do its share of dirty rushing 
ill the first |)criod, tlioni;h the motivations for this are soinevvhat 
less clear than they ',vere under the pre\ ions s\'stems. 

It is necessary to point out here, liowev er, that while the plan 
ol the coinuiittee inav rciiune some ol the motivation tor dirtv 
rushing, the simple adoption of a plan is bv no means an assurance 
that iulractious ol the rules will not occur. The plan is bv no means 
a cure-all and it would be most dauijerons to think it so. Obvious- 
Iv what is needed is some control on the part ol the Iraternities 
themselves, hi maiiv of the cases last fall, dirtv rushing was done 
bv a few individuals of the house without the consent of die rest. 
NaturalK- most of the house was incensed at bt'ius^ faced with a 
SoOO.OO fine as well as the onus of beinij amoiin those who liac 
dirtv rushed because of the actions of a few. 

What the coinmittec would like to recommend most stronnlv 
is that each house |iass a resolution against dirtv rnsbinj^ bv anv 
member of the house, the member who eni^ancs in anv such action 
beiufi; punished bv the lioiise as it sees fit. One house has already 
passed this plan unanimously. No report lu'cd be made to the 
rnsliint; comniittee ol the institution of this system by a house. 
Ado|)tion is purely voluut.nv. .\i;;ain, howcvi'r, the committee 
urges stroni;lv that every house consider this proposal seriously, 
since dirty rnshini; can be controlled only if the frateriiitit's thcm- 
.selvcs take the initiative. 

The report of the conunillcc also Irriilcd lite topic of stratifica- 
tion anions /loi/.sc.v; a third prohh'm nhich dealt nilh ni.sliccs icho 
do not receive final bids; and fiiialh/ the sidnui.ssion of fraternitij 
financial reports to Fre.thinen. 



become stratified, with some be- 
comlUK smaller and weaker, and 
others larger and stronger. With 
the new system of quotas for the 
preferential and sub preferential 
periods, the lower houses will have 
a blotter chance to secure a larger 
number in their pledge classes, 
since more sophomoi'es will be per- 
suaded to give the house a second 
look. 

The third and final measure 
vvhlch the Ru.shing Committee at- 
enipted to encouragf was a move 
-•loser to total opportunity. This 
:)roblem was approached from the 
ilandpoint of enlai'ging the .scope 
jf the post rushing committee or 
,;he O'Brien Plan Committee. This 
group meets immediately after 
■.iisliing in order to attempt to ob- 
tain final bids for sophomores who 
have received none up until that 
time. 

Post Rushing ('ommittee 
The present plan calls for the 
rushing committee to meet after 
lushing to determine how many 
uul which hoi:ses are in a danger- 
j'.is position after the rush. All 
houses determined to be in such 
a position will be eligible to tender 
final bids to sophomores through 
the O'Brien plan provided that the 
sophomores have refused no fi- 
nal bids previously. 

The main change in this re- 
spect is that a sophomore may re- 
ceive more than one bid in the 
post rush if more than one house 
in the danger zone wishes to of- 
fer him a bid. Under this year's 
system, the rushee could receive 
only one bid through the O'Brien 
Committee and cither take it or 
leave it. After the rush is over, 
the usual ten day grace period 
will remain as u.sual. and a sopho- 
more who has received no bids 
will have the opportunity to be 
picked up. 



Tillich 



Certain fundamentalists, who 
have interpreted such a myth as 
the stoiy of Adam and Eve liter- 
ally instead of .symbolically, have 
caased a conflict with philosophy. 
These fundamentalists have shift- 
ed the focus of religion away fi'om 
the "ultimate conceiii" to a belief 
in an actual Garden of Eden. 

Another source of conflict is a 
philosopher's choice of one of the 
categories of being, such as na- 
tionalism or economics, as his 
ultimate concern. Such manifes- 
tations of this choice as Nazism 
or Marxism are idolatry, not re- 
ligious, for a .supei-race. or the 
dictatorship of the proletariat are 
finite concerns. 

Sermon 

In his di.scussion of vvi.sdom in 
Chapel before the talk at the 
Congregational Church, Dr Till- 
ich said that an encounter with 
the "mystery of life" gives man 
the courage to accept his limita- 
tions, which, in turn, bring him 
closer to wisdom. 



Amherst Fraternities 
Violate Rushing Law 

Wednesday. Apr. 18 - -While 
Williams undergraduates bring 
forth voluminous rushing re- 
ports in an effort to bring a- 
bout 100 per cent Pledging and 
les.s dirty ru.shing in the pro- 
cess, reports from Amherst, 
where 100 per cent pledging 
was achieved again this year. 
Indicate that they aie still hav- 
ing their troubles too. 

Several fraternities openly 
admitted, and several others 
strongly implied, that on the 
afternoon of Pledge Day they 
had served alcoholic beverages 
to freshmen. "The extreme 
flagrancy of the violations was 
pointed up in the ca.ses of sev- 
eral freshmen who passed out 
that afternoon in the houses," 
Further, Walker Hall suffered 
thai evening at the hands of 
diunken freshmen who caused 
extensive damage while waiting 
to fill out their preferential 
cards. 



Art Exhibit 



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It's the Williams Club at 24 E. 39th St. Its pleasant 
rooms ore yours at special undergraduate rates . . . 
Your dote will love the Ladies Cocktail Lounge and 
Dining Rooms . . . 



the new European vocabulary into 
a formal language uniquely im- 
pressive of their own culture, our 
pioneers in abstraction contrlbiii- 
ed greatly to the expansive growl li 
of American art. This fine exlii- 
bilioii includes artists Max Wr. 
ber, Charles Sheeler, 0.sr;u' 
Bluemner and several othns. 
many of whom are consldei-d 
America's outstanding 20th cen- 
tury artists. 

Wednesday, Apr. 18 - "Flami'M. 
eu" will III- shuun at T-.'M in u c 
lower liiiiiiKr »l Kaxier Hall t. . 
morrow night, Aiitoniu and ril.c 
Lopez star in the film, a teehn ■ 
I'oliir bloitruphy of the I'lanieii .i 
Dancers. 



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1)1/ lollH l'hiUij)S 

Salmdav. ,\pril 21 - The l'm|)lc Kc\ Sociclv i.s hciiii; rciiistiitcd 
,s a rcs|)(iM.sil)lc. loiward-lodkiiij; caiiipus oi'Hani/atioii. A foiiiinil- 
;rc' of tw('l\c jmiiois. headed 1)\' Ted \l(K<'c. TiT. and (>|)<'ratiiij; nii- 
ler mandate lidrn die Ciillcne (.■(iiiiieil. is draflirin a new eonstitii- 
ioii wliieli will allow \ast expansion intd ;ire;is still nnlKiddeii 1)\ 
nv student uroiip at Williams. .Aeeordim; In \leKee. the pdlential 
I this society Is .so Krciil thai it^,. 
imld ultimately evolve into an 
iiganizatlon as stronK and re- 
pected as Daitmoulli's Green 
:ey. 

The old Key organization was 
lisbanded because of its cumber- 
ome membership and lack of in- 
lerest amonj,' senior members. The 
levitalized Key will be composed 
olely of representatives from the 
anlor class, instead of captains 
ind mnnauers. The size will be 
1 educed from a flexible number of 
.ibout thirty members to a fixed 
.roup of twelve. Members will be 
.('Icc.ed on the basis of interest 
aid ability. 

Functions 

The main objectives under Ihr 
new con.stltution will Ije: n' lu 
;;reet and entertain all repre.'ienla- 
lives from other coUenes and in- 
stitutions while they are Kuests of 
Williams: bi to entertain other 
visitors of the college durins their 
stay in WiUiamstown; ci to act 
as a liai.son between the athletic 
department and the student body, 
(ifferint! and promolins; any ob- 
lective proposals for the improve- 
ment of athletics at Williams; and 
ill to perform any other services 
for the college, when deemed ap- 
propriate by the administration 
;uid the Key membership. 

The.se are only the pa'imary 
Koals. and the committee hopes to 
.see eventual enactment of many 
tentative plans for additional .ser- 
vice to the college. For example, 
the Purple Key could take charne 
of athletic rallies, which are now 
handled haphazardly by the re- 
spective clius.ses. Athletic ban- 
quets could be orKanized on a 
larger scale, and the new society 
intends to look into this po.ssi- 
liility also. 

New Ideas 

The Purple Key could organize 
and run Homecoming weekends in 
Fall and Winter, and might spon- 
■-or informal dances on such oc- 
casions. Other improvements 
would Include revision of the ath 
letlc manaBcrial system, expan- 
sion and stimulation of the intra 
mural program, and removal of 
cheerleader selections from the 
lircsent system of political spoils. 

Besides fulfillinR these necessary 
functions on campus, the Key 
plans to publish a Williams day- 
by-dny engagement book, featur- 
ing different photographs of the 



.school's facilities. Also, it is hoped 
that the Key will be able to or- 
ganize the .sale of programs, and. 
net in the caiiacity of ushers for 
all home athletic contests. 

School I'ride 

It is well-known that an apa- 
thetic altitude toward college 
functions pervades the minds of 
the student body, so the framer.s 
of the Purple Key have laid plans 
to recapture the college pride 
which has somehow vanislied from 
the WiUiamstown area. Athletic 
letters should certainly be worn 
proudly, and the Key intends to 
push this practice. 

i'ommittee Not Key 

All of these ideals are part of 
the vision cxpre.s.sed by this com- 
mittee. Incidentally, the.se men are 
not acting as members of the new 
Purple Key Society, but rather, 
as an organization to draft the 
constitution, define the functions, 
and select the charter members 
for the Key which will commence 
its activities next fall. 

The members 'all of them from 
the Class of '571 are: John Prit- 
chard. Bob Appleford, Ted McKec. 
Dick Towne, Jim Hecker, Dick 
riood. Dick Marr, Charles Alex- 
ander. Dave Connolly, Tony Fur- 
gueson, Joe Perrott, and Dick 
Sheehan. Tliey are being assisted 
by two advisers from the senior 
class. Jim Edgar and Bruce Day- 
ton. 



y^CC Inaugurates 
Scholarship Fund 

Grants to Strengthen 
Mission Programs 

Saturday, Apr. 21 - The Wil- 
liams College Chapel will .soon 
launch a campaign to raise funds 
for the establishment of a new 
.scholarship at Williams, commit- 
tee member Robby Wright '57 an- 
nounced today. This propo.sed new 
.scholarship comes in conjunction 
witli the 150th anniversary of the 
founding of the American Mis- 
sionary Service which occurred on 
this campus. The grants will 
broaden the current programs of 
the American Missionary Service. 

The history of the Service dates 
liack to exactly 150 years ago this 
.summer when five Williams stu- 
dents, huddled together under a 
haystack during a rainstorm, and 
decided that upon graduation they 
each would enter missionary work 
to preacli the Gospel abroad. This 
marked the founding of the A- 
mcrican Missionaiy Service, and 
the .'■pot where this historic meet- 
ing look plac:' is now marked by 
the famous Haystack Monument. 
Foreisn Students 

Originally, the Service trained 
and sent missionaries from this 
country to foreign nations. In the 
last 20 years, the program has 
been designed to bring foreign 
students to this country, to edu- 
cate them, and tlien to .send them 
back to their homelands to handle 
missionary work on their own. 

The purpose of the new schol- 
arship, Wright stated, would be 
to bring such a foreign student to 
Williams in preparation for his 
later work overseas. Wright said 
that the fund-raising camr".igr; 
would begin on campus, later be- 
ing carried to the townspeople 
and possibly to the general public. 

In this connection. Wright men- 
tioned that an extensive celebra- 
tion of the 150th anniversary of 
the Ha.vstack Monument will be 
conducted here this summer. Sev- 
eral nationally prominent figures 
are expected to be present. Over 
10,000 people attended the 100th 
anniversary festivities in 1906, 
and similar crowds are expected 
this summer. The Chapel, ac- 
cording to Wright, is considering 
making an appeal for scholarship 
funds in conjunction with this 
year's extensive ceremonies. 



Boston Lawyer Charles P. Curtis Speaks 

To Eph Students on Civil Liberty Issues 



NEWS IN BRIEF 

Tlii.s weekend is aiioilier WCC-spotisored work-weekend at 
the Hal)l)il Hollow Camp in Whiehesler. X. U. Under the elian- 
inansliip of Dave Whvniitt. '58. several Williams students join 
workers from Smith and Mt. llolvoke to repan- and rebuild the 
eanip, which is opened in the siimimT to iitiderprivileiied eliiUl- 
K'li from New York City. 



Mr, Haves will answer <iuesti(ms. No individual appointments wdl 
lie jjranted. .,, , , , i 

A written examination for the I'-(>.-eisin Serxiee will I". u;^<^ 
on June 2,5. Startini- salaries for those aiipointed raiiiic Iroin .Vl.i-o 
I" $5,475 per year, dependiiiK on experieiiee. ,|iialitieations. and 
aKP. 



"in.t of education in America dmitiK lh<' cr<Uv:x\ vears ot l«"'-'-j 
l'n.fe.ssor Slote, of the I't.Klish Department, has written a nm 
'l.'scril,inR a lovo storv it. post-war Vienna. •'{T'j'^''^ '"'« 
'Irafts. notes, corre.sp.mdenc- and proofs, the ejhil.it shows tl.. 
ilifferencc between writins history and wrilnii; lictum. 



GOP Club to Stage 
Gala Political Dinner 



Saturday. Apr. 21 - The 
Young Republican Club of Wil- 
liams College will hold its gala 
kick-off banquet next Tuesday 
evening. April 24, at the Psl 
Upsilon house. At this first 
public gathering of our newest 
campus organization, Mr. 
Charles McWhorter, President 
of the National Young Repub- 
licans, will deliver the keynote 
address. 

Toastmaster for the festivi- 
ties will be Mr. Richard Hunter, 
who is a well-known Williams- 
town GOP leader. Republican 
Senator Conti. who represents 
the Berkshire district in the 
State Legislature, will present 
the club's charter in the Mas- 
sachusetts Council of Young 
Republicans, and college presi- 
dent Mr. James P. Baxter III 
will introduce the evening's 
main speaker. 

$4 - a - plate 

According to President Joe 
Young '58. all students, fac- 
ulty members, and townspeople 
are cordially invited to attend. 
Tlie cast to students will be 
four dollars per person, but re- 
servations must be made In 
advance. 

The club is planning to ring 
out the OOP vote next Novem- 
ber. Spring activities will be 
centered around fund-raising 
and membership drives. For 
banquet reservations and more 
information about the club, 
contact Scott Ellwood '58, Joe 
Young '58, Rich Schneider '57, 
or John Phillips '59. 



/;// Hfiiri/ L. liasn 

Tuesday, April 18 - C;harles V. Courtis, the distiiii^uished 15os- 
tciii lawyer, ediieator, and writer, spoke this e\eniiif^ at a j;atlier- 
iiij^ sponsoretl hy the Williams (Jhapler ol the .Americans lor Dem- 
oeratie .\etioii. l.'iirtis is not liimsell a iiiemher ol the A. i). A. — 
in lact he has been "a life loiif^ liepiihlieaii crossing party lines 
only to \'ote lor Hooscvelt and Ste\eiisoii . lie lias loii}^ heeii one 
ol the most zealous dcteiiders of ci\ il liberties. 

Curtis' interests have spread far from his lej^al ones in his 
very varied career. After f^radiiatioii from tlie KcdIc lies Scicuci'ii 
Volitiiiucs and llarxard, lie was admitted to the .Massachusetts 
bar with the Boston linn of (^hoate. Hall, and Warren. 

Lecturer and Autlior 

Curtis has held several public offices, among them the posi- 
tion of special assistant United States .Attorney lor .Massaeliiisetts. 
.'\s an educator he has lectured at llar\ard l)otli in goM'niiiieiit 
and ill sociology. His varied career is perhaps best illiistratetl b\ 
the wide range of books he has written. Starting witli lliiiiliiif^ In 
Africa, an account of his own e.\|5erieiices while liig game hunting 
ill .Alrica, he then iiio\ed on to be a co-aiithor ot An Inlroiluclion 
Id Priielii, which deals with the sociologv ol the Italian economist 
and sociologist. 

More recently, Curtis lias returned to law for the siibiect mat- 
ter of his books. In 1947 be piiblislied Lions i'liiler the throne, 
a study ol the Sii])reme Court lor the lavman. Mis most recent 
liooks are // .v \'o\ir Late and the ('ppenhcinicr (.'.use. The latter is 
subtitli'd TIte Trial of a Scci/ri/i/ Si/sleni and is a detailed aiiabsis 
ol the testimony before the I'ersoniiel Scciirit\' Board and the \er- 
dicts of the lioard ami of the .Atomic haiergv Commission. 

Curtis discussed what be regards as the two great ci\ il liberty 
issues today: loyalty bearing and segregation. .As a background lor 
his discussion of loyaltv hearings he first discussed the coiice])ts ol 
"due process of law" and "freedom ol S|)eecb . As to the lirst ol 
tlu'se it was pointed out that due process includes not only "jus- 
tice to justice" but is in addition a good way to get at truth, 'i'lie 
proponents of byper-inxestigation efficiency forget that anoiiv- 
inotis testimonv is simply shoddy e\ ideiice. In acting on presump- 
tion, they are both being unjust and also reiving on iiisiillicieiit 
e\idence. As to freedom of speech— it seems that .Madison con- 
sidered it so obviously essential that be omitted it from his original 
draft of the First Amendment. 

{Quarter Million Suspects 

The importance of the loyalty issue can \ erv easily be under- 
estimated. No one can really know how iiiaiiv people lia\<' been 
the \ictinis of security bearings — according to one estimate there 
lia\e been a (|uarter million cases alfecting the lives ol eight mil- 
lion. The rights at stake can not be taken for granted CNCii in a 
democracy subject to the rule of law — as people can still be ar- 
bitrarilv discharged from their go\ernineiit jobs. 

Courtis concluded that what has made the loyaltx' program so 
difficult has been the lack of publicitv. We can not (nerestimate 
the effect of the public eve on the competence ol witnesses, juries, 
and judges. Finallv. an ailequate amount of ])ul)licit\' is compat- 
ible with securitv. Space imfortunateK- does not permit discussion 
of Curtis' remarks on segregation. 



Faculty Votes No 
On New Changes 
In Cut Proposal 

Adminislrition Resolves 
To Retain Old System 
Unchanged for '56-'57 



Saturday. Apr. 21 - A revi.sed 
proposal of the cut .sy.stem, drawn 
up by the faculty cut system com- 
mittee under the direction of Pro- 
fessor William Pierson. was re- 
jected at a recent faculty meet- 
ing. According to several members 
of the administration, the faculty 
did not see enough advantages in 
a revised version ot the cut plan 
to warrant changing the present 
system. They therefore proposed 
maintaining the present system 
unchanged. 

The new and revised cut pro- 
posal was written following strong 
student disapproval ot a change 
proposed by the faculty at the be- 
ginning of the year. The newer 
.system, with some aspects of .stu- 
dent-written proposals included in 
it. would have been far less a 
"Russian roulette" type system 
than the earlier proposal. 

No Kadical Change 

Generally speaking the new 
system resembled the present 
system in many aspects, except 
that attendance would be turned 
in only twice during the term. 
Tliere was no radical departure 
from the present system like the 
section in the previous proposal 
which would have possibly chang- 
ed graduation requirements as a 
punishment for irregularity in at- 
tendance. 

Excuses and attendance regu- 
lations would have been princi- 
! pally the same as the present sys- 
tem, and PT would have remained 
unchanged. Chapel attendance, 
which has recently come under a 
separate attendance system, was 
not included and will continue un- 
der its new form. 

The revision was not advanta- 
geously different enough from the 
present system to be worth the 
further changes, and the decision 
was made to revert to the status 
quo. 



Reviewer Lauds Violet Serwin, Bennington Singers, 
Program Selections, Says Glee Club Lacks Spark 



By Crane Miller '57 

In conjunction with the Ben- 
nington College Madrigal Singers 
and Miss Violet Serwin, the Wil- 
liams Glee Club tonight executed 
a beautiful program featuring 
works by Dietrich Buxtehude and 
Johannes Brahms. Mr. Walter 
NoUner must be heartily congra- 
tulated for the very fine, musical, 
and representative program that 
was presented. He has continued 
his excellent programming thai 
has brought to Williams some of 
the finest music heard on any col- 
lege or university campus in the 
United States. Tonight's selections 
included works by Wilbye, Ben- 
net, and J. S. Bach up to such 
contemporaries as Aaron Copland 
and Randall Thompson. With such 
music being presented it is cer- 
tainly a sad commentary on the 
people of this college and this 
area that there is no better at- 
tendance at these concerts. 

Miss Serwin, as featured soloist 
of the evening, gave particularly 
good interpretations of Franz 
Schubert's lied, "Ganymed". and 
of Brahms' "Rhapsody for alto 
solo and men's chorus". Wliereas 
the Schubert lieder in general 
were rather stiff and straightfor- 
ward in her presentation. Miss 
Serwin was be.st when giving free 
Interpretation to the beautiful 
lines of the alto rhapsody. Her 
tone over her whole range is 
smooth and lyric to an extent 
.seldom heard from contraltos. 
Mr. Rudnick's accompaniment and 
the men's chorus were particular- 
ly effective in providing back- 
ground and contrast to MLss Ser- 
win. 

Under the .skillful and .sensitive 
leadership of Ruth Ring, the Ben- 
nington College Madrigal Singers 




Glee Club With Director Nollner 



have vastly improved over last 
year's contingent. Tlie "touring" 
group rendered with precision, 
spontaneity, and dynamic contrast 
that offset tonal weaknesses, four 
early 17th century madrigals. Tire 
whole Bennington group Joined 
with the Glee Club small group, 
a chamber orchestra, Mr. Robert 
Bai".'ow ably assisting at the or- 
gan, Adelaide Phillips and Ni- 
cholas Wright as soloists, to pre- 
sent Buxtehude's cantata. "Alles, 
WHS Ihr tut mit Worten oder mlt 
Werken". Vocally Miss Phillips' 
soprano solo, "Gott will ich lassen 
raten, " was most notable. A great 
deal of thanks and appreciation 
Is due to the chamber orchestra 
whose members so freely contri- 
buted their time, enthusiasm, and 
talents, adding greatly to the en- 
joyment of the cantata. 

With the exception of the beau- 
tiful execution of the Bach "May 



God Prosper You," Donald 
Brown's expressive solo. "All my 
Fieedom. " Hubert Baxter's en- 
thusiastic "Dodger." the Bartok, 
"Ah. listen Now My Comrades", 
and 'Ah, If I Pall in Battle, " and 
the precise "Tarantella, " of Ran- 
dall Thompson, the Williams Glee 
Club was generally lacklustre. 
From Frederick Llppincott's stiff 
interpretation of the dynamic, 
volatile Russian folksongs of 
Mou.ssorgsky. to the delightfully 
humorous "Amo. Amas. I Love a 
Lass." the concert was generally 
bland. It was "Punch" of non- 
spiked variety. Glee Club with the 
Glee removed, happily punctuated 
occasionally by some beautiful, 
emotional sections. It lacked the 
spark and the spontaneity that 
would have made it superb. How- 
ever, by dint of the excellent pro- 
gram, the evening was most en- 
joyable and well spent. 



THE WILLIAMS HECOHD. SATUKDAY, APIUL 21, 195(1 



North Adams, Massochuselts Williamslown, Massochusetts 

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North Adams, Massachusetts, under the Act of March 3, 1 879." Printed by 
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Saturday during the college year. Subscription price $5.00 per year. Record 
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N'ohiiiif LXX April 21, 1950 Niiiiil)er IS 

EDITORIAL BOARD 

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James T. Patterson, III '57 Managing Editors 

Jonathan L. Richards'n '57 

Dovid J. Connolly, Jr. '57 Associate Managing Editors 

F. Trenery Dolbeor, Jr. '57 

Thomas A. DeLong '57 Feature Editors 

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BUSINESS BOARD 

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Herbert M. Cole '57 Advertising Managers 

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Elton B. McCausland '57 

James P. Smith '57 Treasurer 

Junior Associote Editors: 1958 - J. Albright, R. Banks, J. Borus, S. Bunch, R. 
Davis, S. Hansen, K. Hirschmon, C. Lasell, S. Rose, D. Sims 

Editorial Staff: 1959 - A. Donovan, C. Dunkel, W. Edgar, T. Freeman, T 
Hertel, J. Hibbard, B. Holt, E. Imhoft, A. Murroy, J. Phillips, J. Rayhill, 
D. Skaff, R. Togneri, C. VanVolin 

Staff Photographer: W. Moore 

Staff Cartoonists: L. Lustenberger, E. Reifenstetn 

Business Staff: 1958 - P. Carney, S. Cortwright, D. Grossman, D. Kane, P 
Levin, R. Lombord, J Morganstern, J. Stevens, P. Watson 
1959 - J. Coffin, B. Compton, G. Dangertield, E. Fleishmon, J, 
Hodgson, R. Lees, J. Mangel, H. Foltz 



A View of the Rushing Report 



Ancient Order of Carmelite Monks 
Operates Monastery Near Billville 



PERSONAL SLANT 



1)1/ S/c/i/icii C. Rose 
With ()l)\i()us sixicc limitatioii.s it is ticincndoiislN' clilficult to 
fiillv c.xpifs.s ail iclfii ill a sinnk' column. Of tlii' iiiaiiv icica.s lor tlic 
iniprovciiu'iit of W'illiain.s, ami of education in nciicial, \vc feci 
that three, at least, are worthy of ininiediatc attention . . . and pos- 
ihlc tuture clahoratiou. Space permits oulv impressions. .And so . . . 
IMI'HESSION NUMBER ONE; It would he relativelv inex- 
pensive and eiionnousK' heiicficial if Williams were to cstahlish a 
"visitini; fireman's" plan hv which distin^uislied educators could 
reside at the collei^c for a few weeks a year, lecturiiifr. takiny clas- 
ses, and talkinsr inforinallv with the students. \'isitiiiir lecturers are 
not uncommon in collcs^es. Hohcrt Frost spends two weeks a \ci\r 
at Amherst. Hohert 0|)peiiheiincr s])cnt sexeral days at the Phil- 
lips E.\eter Acadeiii\- this fall and, in spite of the fact that William 
Loebs .Manchester UNION LEADER cliar<;ed that E.xeter would 
next be iinitiui; ))rostitutes to meet the students, was extrenieh' 
well receiyed. Many outstanch'nn men would welcome the oppor- 
tiinitv to come in contact with the youuf^er feneration. Such a 
plan would certainly add spice to Williams' intellectual fare. 

IMPRESSION NUMBER TWO: Williams, like most colleires. 
elects "nice jjuys" to fill important offices. Fortunatelv tliey arc 
(|uite competent. Vet the "nice i^ny" criterion eliminates many per- 
sons ol <4reat ability from positions of scr\ ice. These people of abil- 
ity usually follow one of two ]5atlis. They either retreat to an in- 
tellectual iyory tower, or lower their standards outside of the 
classroom to conform to the norm. Each year, when faculty ap- 
pointment time arrixes. President Baxter consults members of Phi 
Beta Kap|)a, coiicerin'iiii; the merit of yarious instructors. It seems 
that such a principle could be widened in scope by establisbinn 
a student aiKisorv committee to the faculty, which would keep in 
tune with what the faculty thinks about and offer iiitellii;ent ad- 
\ice Irom a student standpoint. The faculty each year considers 
ideas lar beyond the scope of \acation dates, cut systems, and the 
like. They are concerned with the whole process of education. 
Presumably able students are, too. 

IMPRESSON NUMBER THREE: The possibility of a four 
course schedule is perhaps mmstial to most readers, but there are 
several people of importance who are considering; just such a 
pro|)ositioii. The theory is that fiye three hour courses for the first 
three vears take too much time, are too sii|3erficial. and leave little 
room for anything; but "kccpiiii; up". It is amazing to reflect on 
how much we forp't. Plots of books wc read last term will soon 
lade into oblivion. More concentration would iieccessarilv influ- 
ence the student to choose courses in which he is interested, and 
l^ive him more time to pursue his interests. The four course idea 
is .soinethinj; to think about. We may be hearint; more about it 
soon. 



hti Dare KIniihiinl 

Last Monday iiij^ht in the joint iiieetinjr ol the College and 
Social Councils the C:c;-S(: joint lUishinj; Coiiiiiiitlec and die 
(Jarnoylc Society jMoposed bold solutions to (he major rn.shmi; 
problems on this campns-illcj>al riishin|,;, stratification, and the 
need for total oppoitunity. 

rlic Repp Committee's report provides what appi'iir to be tlic> 
best solutions lor dirty riishini; and stratification under the condi- 
tions imposed bv tbe deferred nishiiij; system. 

The Cari^oyle iccomniendation is, to my mind, the most sij^in- 
fieaiit nishiiijj proposal in recent years. If accepted h\' tbe houses, 
it will assure total opportunity on this campus. If the houses tail 
to accept it, their failure will mean that tlie fraternities on this 
campus have openly refn.setl one of their principal responsibilities. 
No longer will some houses be able to maintain a ])oi)ular ]wsv in 
favor of total opportimitv. They will have to stand up and be 
coiinteil as leatly to accept tin- re,s|)()iisibilitv that i^ioes with the 
idea or show how little they actually helievc in the idea by sliirk- 
ini; acceptance of a responsibility essential to the attaiimieiit ol 
this lon^-soiight goal. 

Tbe hallmarks of the CC-SC: Rii.shinj» Committee Report are 
as follows; 

Bv placinj; (piotas on the pref and stib-pref periods the new 
system eliminates one of the major sources of dirty rnsbinj; (over- 
crowded and iindcrcrowded pri'f periods) ami promotes the les- 
seninir of stratification. 

Tbe important jioint with regard to stratification is that the 
freshmen are the victims of a myth which blinds them during 
their ve;ir of rushing because of the glainori/.ed iispccts ol the 
fraternities more crowded with supposed "le;iders," men in the 
major sports, and the c;isiial, easv-goiiig "good guvs. " \W re(|iiiring 
the frosh to list all the Eratcrnities and by jjlacing (jiiotas on the 
last two |ieriods, tbe proposed system will help to shatter this 
myth. Larger nuinhers of freshmen will have the chanci' (if they're 
wise enough to accejit the second section bids which obligate them 
in no way) to realize the true worth ol uppercla.ssmen in the Ira- 
ternities with less of the (|nestioiiahle pri'stige and outward gl;i- 
mor. 

The point here is that tbev will be seriously considering 
s]M'iiding three vears in these houses rather than just ])assiiig casu- 
ally through on the rounds with a lalse lecling ol security and the 
mirage of a key to a jirestigc bouse. Such Irosli are apt to liiid 
they'd far rather siiond their college vears in fr;iteriial ;issoci;ition 
with the men ol truly line calibre in the non-prestige bouses than 
with the campus "wheels," athletes, and brash "good guvs who 
maki' the myth this |)lan may shatter. 

Many Williams men who shim cheating, but last ye;ir were 
prone to make just as llagrant a breach of bonor. will be lar less 
ca|wble of h)rgettitig that they're on their honor not to ilirtv rush 
if the new plan is |)assed, for everyone will then sign a pledge im- 
mediately before and after rushing. In realizing the Inlilitv ol 
added penalties and stressing tbe matter of bonor. in calling upon 
the houses themselyes to |)unish dirty rushing, hec;insc only thev 
can really ship it, the members of the Committee manifested that 
rare insight and originality for which the campus should s;iliite 
them. 



hij liic lUinis 
Unless he were specificallv looking lor it while driving on tli, 
Taconic Trail about four miles from the lu'iirt ol Williamstowi; 
to lail to nolici' a small, rather obscure sign that mil 
„> cut oil hir the Carmeliti- Monastery. 11, however, oi 
off onto the nariow dirt road to which tin' sign points, I, 
soon come to a large white mansion that lormerlv was ll, 
isl Siiicl;iir Lewis. This edilice ;it the loot ol Mom • 
utlv serves as the main building of lb<' C:;iriiielite Mm 
las served as such since it was purchased along with If 
surroniidiug 720 acres from the Lewis eslat.' slightly over tlin 
years ago bv the Carmelite Order. ,..,.. 

The history of the Carmelite Oriler dates b:ick to the tune , 
the Prophet Klias when tlu' liist monks who lonnded the (>i^g;ih 
/atioii established the miginal nionasterv on Mount Carmel, ll, 
fmm which the Order derives its name. Erom its iiieeplion ll 



one is :ipt 
eates l" 
tiirneil 
would 
home (ll novi 
Berlin eiir 
astei V ;iiid 



site 



<ler. I 



Clarmelite Order li;is liceii. essentially, a conteiiiphitive oi.r 
aiUlitidii, the C;;irmelitc Lathers engage in various le;ieliiiig aetiv 

ties. 

'/'ri/iiiv Mciiihcrs 
The particular function of Williainslowii's C;uiiielite Moii;i 
tcrv is to train future memb.'rs of the order. At this lime there ai 
eight men who are receiving lr;iiniiig nndr the suiiervision c 
three priests. The caiulid;ites. who musl have at least one ye;, 
of college education, enter the nionasterv lor ;i period ol one ye;. 
during which thev are not permitted to leave. 

Hisiiig at .5:(K) A. NL everv day. the eandithiles speii 
their time studying the rules and rcgulaliuns ol the Carm.'lite (), 
tier and the obligations ;ind duties ol 
sioii of the year, the ciindiihites lace ;i 
they permaneiitlv dis;issoci;ile thi'iiiselvcs , , , 

take the vows of the Order and undergo additional preparator. 
training elsewla'ie. , , , . i 

Mlhou.'h it does not raise its own lood. the inoii;istery seek, 
fficieiit ;is is tc;isil)le. A b;irl)ersho|> 
')\ which till' Carmel 
II their desire lor indepi-udciH-c. 

ll 11 modern ;id<lilioii to tli' 
Id Lewis home is nciiring iiimpli 



FILMS IN REVIEW 



WALDEN 
"SONC OF THE SOUTH" with Ruth Warrick and Bobby Dris- 

coll, and "FOUR GUNS TO THE BORDER" - Today 
"BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK" with Spencer Tracev, Robert 

Ryan and Ann Francis, and "BRIC.\D()()N" with Van John- 
son and Gene Kellv - Stniday and Monday 
"A MAN CALLED PETER" with Richard Todd ;uid jean Peters. 

and "INDIA", a docnmentarv - Renefit Performance for St. 

[olins Student Vestry - Tuesday ( .\pril 24 ) 
"TOO BAD SHE'S BAD" with Sophia Loreii - Wed. thru Friday 
"THE LAS! FRONTIER"' with X'ictor Mature, and "YOU'RE 

NE\'ER TOO YOUNG " with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis - 

Saturday 

MOHAWK 
"CAROUSEL" bv Rodgers and Hammerstein with Gordon Mac- 

Rae. Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell and Barbar;i Ruick. in 

(anemascope 5.'5 - Today thru Tuesday 
"|UB.\L" with Glenn Ford, Rod Steiger. X'alerie French and a 

cast of thousands, including Eplimen Mort McMichad and 

John Lewis, and ■.STEEL JUNGLE" with Walter Al)el and 

Perry Lopez - .\pril 2.5 thru .April 28 
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[ohnston. and "BLACK [ACK MITCIIUNL DESPEHADO" 

with Howard Duff - April 29 thru Mav 1 
PARAMOUNT 
"ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE" with Gny Madi.son and 

Dean jagger. and "TO PARIS WITH LOVE" with Alee Guin- 
ness - Today 
"THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US" and 'PRICE OF 
FEAR" - Sunday thru Tuesday 



Spring Brings Two 
New Books to Campus 

Study of Mark Hopkins ond 
I9tfi Century Williams by 
Frederick Rudolph '42 of 
History Department, and 
Exciting Novel by Alfred 
Slote of Englishi Department 
Mean Busy Season for Wil- 
liams readers. 

Mr. Rudolph's "Mark fHop- 
kins & the Log" will be pub- 
lished Tuesday at $4.75; Mr. 
Slote's "Lazarus in Vienna" 
on Thursday at $3.95. We 
will supply autographed cop- 
ies if you wish. 

In his highly readable book 
Mr. Rudolph presents both a 
biography of Mark Hopkins 
during his presidency, 1836- 
1872, and a history of the 
college during that period. 
He discusses curriculum, fi- 
nances, athletics, religion, 
fraternities and other as- 
pects of college life. 

Mr. Slote, in his second nov- 
el, places a young American 
lieutenant against the rich 
backdrop of postwar Vienno 
where, in recruiting candi- 
dates for an Army exchange 
progronn, he runs smock into 
a baffling mystery surround- 
ing the death of a brilliant 
psychoanalyst. 

The book is already being 
hailed os one of the season's 
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Frosh Lacrosse, Tennis, Golf Prepare 
For Season's Debut Despite Wet Spring; 
Linksters Hurt Most by Rainy Weather 

Wcdiicsday, Apr. IS - Altl„.„Kli liiii<l..,c<l l,v tl„. n,,,,, uvatlici 
this spniiK has oHcr.Ml, hcsliiiiari lancssc. u,oli and tcMriis teams 
arc prcpaiiiin to (ipcii llicir s<lic(liili.s soon. 

Co^K-li Al Sliaw irpuitcd a liinioiil of :V1 |,„vs lo,- U,,. |.'|.„s|, 
lacrosse s(|iia(l. With practice i^arircs willr \{. I'. |. ami Drrrow 

School lo rr^ rrp ire.vt week, SIraw l<.els he will he in ,, |,|.((,,,. 

jKisitiori lo choose his starlirr^ (earir in two weeks, 
/■(((■c.v linn (11(1 ill OficHcr 

liol) Krrrhrv, Tip |olrrrsorr, and Chip .SIrrilt have been orrtst rrrd- 
iriir iir piadrcc wrth |olrri I'alirrer arrd Don ilart also rrrakirr" 
stroir.H bills lor- liorrthrre positions. Itecairs.' of .sorrrc earlv losses o? 
iirid-liekl carrdidate.s the team is slarrl al this posiliorr arrd sorrrc 
urcir iriav l)c slirlled. Ilow.'ver-. jirrr liiilrardsorr. Hill \|ij|,.|- \.yy 
Ihxlyson arrd I'ele 'I'racv ha\e looked \ei\ j^ood ut irrid-lield Oir 
dclerrse |errv I'aekard, Kerr llairl arrd Dick [aeksorr hrr\c sparkled 
lonr lleekrrr, lirll Applc^ale and Ihillie Carrlrrs arc also delerrse 
rorrleirileis. It scerrrs lo be |o<-k |arikcv all the wav lor Ibi' ir,iab<' 
,lot. 

Coaeir .Shaw rerrrarked Ural tire slick Irarrdliiij; has heerr Hood 
!irrt the seoriiii; ol the srprad weak llrrrs far' irr prai'lice. lM(rslr la- 
r-(isse ollieiallv operrs orr \la\ ."^tlr at^airrst a loritjh Harvard tearrr 
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I'r-.'parirri; lor Ih.'ir- lirsl rnatelr of lire seasorr rrc\t W'edrresdav 
iljairr.sl Kerrt School, the Krnsh leiriris learn has bcerr prrttirri; arrv 
decent weather- available l(r jrood rrsc. Coaeir (.'lar-erre<' CliaHcc 
iias tenlalivciv picked Ihe la'i^hl players Ire irrlerrds lo keep orr the 
'rarrr. 'I'Irev ar-e |oe Trrr-rrer. |eli Mortrrrr, l-jrrie Ideisbrrrarr Dave 
Dicrrrcl. Hal Marshall. Chris .Sehaeller-. Woodv Mrrr-Hcrl. arrd Hill 
\ullirri,'. OllriTS slill irr corilerrliorr are Tom Davidsorr, Dick Corr- 
iirrt. Ileiri-v Cole. |aik llvlarrd. ( .'ah.' Worllev ami Hill Wesllall 

\lrrelr (h^liriile irrlor rrraliorr r-Cirardincr the Fr-(rsh ;;oll ti'aai is 
Kit al Iraird. I'oor nr-orirrd condiliorrs have kepi the candidates oil 
:hc corrrse willr the evcepliorr ol a corrple ol hcrlcs. 



Eph Nine Begins 
With Two Games 
Vs. Maine Foes 



Yankus Pitches Opener; 
Coombsmen Encounter 
Polar Bears Today 



Pi'iday. Apr-. 20 - Led by Cap- 
tain John Hatch, the vai-sity Ijasc- 
ball team left this niornim: tor- 
Walei-vrlk'. Mc. wher-e the.v will 
officially oiJen their '50 .sea.son 
loda.v anain.st Colb.v. The .s.ruad 
will then travel to Brunswick, Me,, 
ttheie they will encounter Bow- 
doin tomorrow, 

BiK. left-handed pitcher Tom 
Yanlcns limited the Polar Bear-s to 
eiuht hits in la.st year's 4-2 Eph 
viclor-y. but Bowdoin i.s .supposedl,v 
a much improved .squad. The 
Bue.sses are that Yankus will open 
today asainst Colby in the fii'st 
meetinK of the two .schools. 

The probable line-up for to- 
today'.s game will be: Hatch SS. 
Rick Power 2B, Dick Ennis CP. 
Dick Fearon 3B. Lefty Marr or 
Clarke Speir-y IB. Bob Ivcrson LP. 
Whiley Kaufman RP. Marv Wein- 
stein or GeorKe Welles C. and 
Yankus pitcher. Coach Coombs is 
undecided on tomorrow's pitcher'. 




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Track Team Faces Middlebury; 

Smith Leads Ephmen in Starter 



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Williams Defeats Army in Opener; 
Tennis Team Meets Colgate Today 



Saturday. Apr. 21 - The Wil- 
liams varsity tennis team joui'neys 
to Hamilton. N.Y. thi.s afternoon 
to oppose the Red Raiders of Col- 
gate Univer'sity. Williams defeated 
Colgate in a home match la.st 
spr-inR. 6-3, but Coach Perrine 
Rockafellow appeans to have a 
stronger team this .sea.son, and 
loday'.s match should be very close. 

Eph Coach Clar'ence Chaffee 
will probably use a singles lineup 
of Wally Jensen. Karl Hirshman. 
Dave Leonard. Tom Shulman. Lew 
Bortnick, and Brower Merriam in 
both these meets. The probable 
doubles combinations are Jei-isen 
and Leonard. Hir-shman and Ben 
Oxnard. and Merriam and Bob 
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West Point. N. Y.. April 18 — 
The Williams College var.sity ten- 
nis team defeated Army by a 7 1.'2 
-1 1, 2 score here today. This was 
the first match of the regular sea- 
son. On Saturday. April 21. the 
Ephmen journey to Colgate for 
what should be a close match, and 
then entertain MIT here at Wil- 
liamstown on Tuesday, April 24. 
for the opening home match. 

Williams was too strong in ever-y 
department for the Black Knights 
in spite of the home team's de- 
termination and frequently mira- 
culous gets. The Ephs took the 
first five singles and first two 
doubles and split the number three 
doubles when darkness set in on a 
match that was tied at a set all. 
The only match which the Army 
managed to salvage was the num- 
ber six singles where Brower Mer- 
riam lost by a 6-4. fi-2 count. 

Jensen Wins 

Wally Jensen playing number 
one. ran into some difficulty -with 
the Army first man. John Ellison, 
and was extended in winning a 
6-4, 5-7. 6-4 match. The Army 
star was extremely difficult to 
beat on the slow clay courts since 
he is a retriever and defensive 
player. Jensen's volleys were re- 
turned time after time until the 
Army .junior finally I'an out of gas 
in the last set. 

At number- two. Karl Hirshman 
had little trouble in disposing with 
the Kaydet captain. Morgan May- 
son, by a 6-1. 6-3 score. The Wil- 
liams player constantly rushed 
net and forced his opponent into 
many errors. The number three 
match was also one sided, and 
Dave Leonard disposed of his man 
by a 6-1. 6-0 .score. Tlie Eph third 
man was too strong and steady in 
his ground strokes to be challen- 
ged by his opponent. 

Tom Shulman at number four, 
defeated his opponent 6-4, 6-3. 
and Lou Bortnick at five also won 
in a close match. After trailing 
5-1 in the third set. Bortnick came 
back to win both set and match. 



Planskymen Rely 
On Soph Talent 

Six Veterans Form 
Powerful Nucleus 



Saturday, Apr. 21 - With only 
six returning lettei'men, the Wil- 
liams -Varsity Track team opens 
its 1956 .season against Middlebury 
today on Weston Pield. Coach 
Tony Plan.sky will be counting 
heavily on the members of last 
year's fr-eshman team as he ex- 
pects sophomores, weather, and 
individual stars to be the deciding 
factors. 

Although Coach Plansky with- 
held any comment on the outcome 
of the meet. Junior Captain Andy 
Smith was very optimistic. Wil- 
liams, however, will probably show 
the effects of the recent adverse 
weather conditions more than 
Middlebury, since the Panthers 
have adequate indoor facilities. 
The Panthers still lack the depth 
which was the deciding factor in 
the 88-47 Eph victory last year. 

Although Middlebury boasts 
strength in the middle distances, 
pole vault, and jumping events, 
the visitors will also be counting 
on sophomore talent. Captain Tom 
Hart, the Panthers' Little AU- 
American basketball center, will 
be the mainstay of their team, 
competing in the high jump, 
broad jump, pole vault, and per- 
haps the hurdles. He holds the 
Middlebury pole vault and high 
jump records as well as excelling 
in the broad jump. 

Smith Runs 100. 220 
Captain Smith, a junior with 
two track letters, John Schimmel, 
and Jim Becket will be the dash 
men. Sophomore star Bill Fox. 
Jim Murphy. Tom Kellogg, and 
Steve Carrol will dominate the 
middle distances, -Veteran Hotz 
Ports and Dick Clokey will be the 
Eph milers, with Cross Country 
co-capt. -elect Jim Hecker and 
Dave Kleinbard the two milers. 
Sophomores Rick DriscoU. Karl 
Schoeller and Charlie Schweig- 
hauser will team up with veteran 
Jay Wilson in the low and higl-i 
hurdles, 

Schoeller Enters 4 Events 
Wilson and Schweighauser will 
also get the call for the high 
jump: the latter will also perform 
in the broad jump, Dick Christlieb 
and BUI Thomas will manage the 
hammer duties, while veteran Pete 
Riely will compete in the pole 
vault. Teaming up with John Win- 
nacker and John Pritchard. re- 
spectively. Schoeller, a four event 
man. will toss the discus and the 
javelin. Pritchard. Winnacker, and 
John "Van Hoven will represent 
Williams in the .shot put. 

Captain Smith stated that the 
team has very good potential, es- 
pecially in sophomores Pox. 
Schoeller and Schimmel. He add- 
ed, however, that the team will 
require much work if it is to cap- 
ture the coveted Little Three 
Cr'own later this spring. 



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