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Volume LXXll, Number 1 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 




WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



Explorer I Pushed To 
Largest Satellite Orbit 

Bt/ Theodore G. Mehlin 
Professor of Astronomy 

With the successful launching of a satellite from an army 
Jupiter-C rocket at 10:58 pm EST Friday, January 31, the United 
States undoubtedly regained some of the international prestige 
which it lost as a result of the successful Russian Sputniks I and II. 

Unlike the Navy's recent four-foot low altitude rocket record, 
the Jupiter-C rocket developed more than its calculated power 
and drove the Explorer I into a larger orbit than had been antici- 
pated. At the lowest point in its orbit the space vehicle is 200 miles 
above the earth's surface, and half-way aiound its orbit it reaches 
a maxiinum elevation of 1700 miles. At this height tlie earth's 
gravitational pull is only one half the sea level value. Explorer's 
-speed of 18,000 miles an liour enables it to completely circle the 

earth every 113 minutes. 



Different Chapel 
Based On Bible 

Introducing a new twist to Sun- 
day Chapel, the WCC sponsored 
a lecture given by Dr. James 
Mullenburg In place of the usual 
Sunday service. 

Rev. William S. Coffin denied 
that this had any connection with 
the compulsory chapel controversy. 
The purpose of the lecture, Mr. 
Coffin said, was to acquaint the 
students with the Bible, and the 
free chapel credit served only as 
an inducement. 

Finds Emptiness and Loneliness 

Dr. Mullenburg said that a feel- 
ing of emptiness and loneliness is 
not found among the community 
of believers who understand and 
remember history as an unending 
and mysterious stream of events 
that reveal God's relation to his- 
tory. 

By listening to the stories of 
the Bible the many peoples of the 
world such as the Chinese, Afri- 
cans, and Indians who are becom- 
ing aware of themselves as a peo- 
ple can see how the Israelites, who 
have always been a part of his- 
tory and Involved with other na- 
tions and races, have interpreted 
history. 

By Interpreting through poetic 
symbolism, the Israelites, Mullen- 
burg contends, have always known 
which way the world was going 
and could look to the future with 
courage. 



Gargoyle Urges 
Annual Assembly 

The Gargoyle Society has pre- 
sented a resolution to the Presi- 
dent and Trustees of the college 
suggesting that a formal convoca- 
tion be held annually on the first 
day of classes. They feel it would 
emphasize the "formal Academic 
aspect of the college year" and the 
"dignity of the faculty". 

Professor Samuel A. Matthews, 
chairman pro-tempore of the fac- 
ulty, later commented that a con- 
vocation was already "definitely 
In the works" and will be held 
early next fall. "I think It will 
serve the purpose of the Oargoyle 
plan." 

Along with the resolutions, 
Dave Phillips, president of Gar- 
goyle, announced that evaluations 
of the Honor System and College 
Public Relations will be released 
shortly. The re-evaluation of the 
sixty-year-old Honor System will 
be the first in twenty years. It is 
expected to suggest at least one 
major change. 



Facts and Figures 

The 200-mlle minimum ap- 
proach distance is the vital figure 
in predicting a long life for the 
satellite. Friction with the earth's 
rarlfied outer atmosphere is pro- 
bably the most important factor In 
slowing the speed of the satellite. 
Calculations, which indicate that 
the density of the earth's atmos- 
phere is one billionth of sea level 
at 170 miles, and one million-mil- 
lionth of sea level at 750 miles, in- 
dicate the importance of having 
the perigee at a good height. Sput- 
nik I came within about 150 miles 
of the earth In its early orbit and 
Sputnik II within about 90 miles. 

As the first of several artificial 
satellites which the United States 
plans to get into orbit during the 
IGY, Explorer I is our first space 
laboratory. It carries two radios 
and sends ba,ck readings of cosmic 
ray intensity, meteoric Impacts, 
and the temperature of the space 
near the satellite as well as the 
temperatures of the satellite it- 
self. 

Continued on Page 4, Col. 1 



Job Panel Attendance High; 
Education^ Law Lead Group 

The fourth annual Career Weekend drew a total crowd of 990 students to tlie sixteen panels 
covering various facets of the business, educational and professional worlds. The total represents a 

ten per cent increase over last 




CAREER WEEKEND SPEAKER BERNIE AUER 
"The Curporation never wanted my soul" 



Textbook Stealer Believed Student; 
College Police Notify Booh Dealers 



A student book t^iief has given 
the college police a chance to ap- 
prehend a real criminal. 

A check with Dean of Freshmen 
William G. Cuie xcvcaieu i/iiitt iwu 
dozen or more books have been 
stolen from Williams and Sage 
dormitories. 

Both Dean Cole and chief of 
the college police, George A. Roy- 
al, believe that the thief is a stu- 



Gwendolyn, My Love, 

Can You Come Cavort 
With Les, Snow King? 




Freshmen architects labor over the 
tive snow queen watches. 



"Snow King" while prospec- 



By Eric Davis 

Winter Carnival 1958 is upon 
us. With scarcely two and a half 
days remaining before housepar- 
tles, this reporter found the fol- 
lowing letter crumpled under a 
chapel pew. We print it here in 
full in order to broaden our cov- 
erage of history in the making. 

Dear Gwendolyn, 

It is with a spirit strangely rest- 
less that I write to you tonight. It 
Is awfully quiet here in the house; 
It is 10:30 and all the fellows are 
asleep or studying. My head is 
shot with post-examination ten- 
sion and aspirin; I am restless, 



nervous. I find it most difficult to 
write ... (A smeared blotch of per- 
spiration obscures the course of 
the discourse.) 

... I now see why the great Les 
Elgart will preside at a Great 
Dance Friday night, why a red- 
hot jazz concert with Jimmy Mc- 
Partland and The Clovers will 
warm Chapin's sober walls, why a 
Goddess or something will be cor- 
onated then, why the hockey and 
basketball teams will see fierce 
action, why the ski trails will echo 
with cries of sporting spirit, why 
writhing freshmen labor on a sta- 

Continued on Page 4, Col. 2 



dent. "Whoever it was, he was 
fairly well acquainted with the 
system, for he stole books at a 
time when many other students 
wt-'ie leduliiiig ihcii Used book.:) 
from the first semester," said 
Chief Royal. 

Discriminating Felon 

"A further Indication that he Is 
a student is that he selected only 
those books which would be valu- 
able in exchange," remarked Mr. 
Cole. 

Mr. Cole felt that perhaps the 
larcener had an outlet outside of 
Williamstown for selling the used 
books, but Williamstown book 
dealers Joe Dewey and Ray Wash- 
burn have been notified. "I don't 
know what I would do if I caught 
him," said Mr. Washburn. "Pro- 
bably hold him at gun point and 
call Dean Cole." 

Several clues have brought the 
case nearer solution, and Chief 
Royal feels that the thief has left 
a well marked trail. He asked how 
ever that anyone missing any 
books or anyone with any clues 
that might lead to the apprehen- 
sion of the felon should notify the 
college pohce. 

Royal observed that this wave is 
the first of its kind at Williams. 
Former thefts were of single ex- 
pensive items such as typewriters 
and phonographs, There have been 
cases in the past when an outsider 
has come through and confiscated 
a quantity of clothes and moved 
on, but never a wave, such as this, 
presumably perpetrated by a stu- 
dent. 



Late Election Results 

In Fraternity officer elections in 
four houses Monday night, Ernie 
Fleishman became the new presi- 
dent of Phi Gam, Bo Kirschen of 
Phi Slg, Bob McAlaine of Chi Psi 
and Dick Moe at the Theta Delt 
house. 

Fleishman replaces Tex Vogt at 
Phi Gam, while Jack Poster, Prank 
Johnson and Ralph Lees were cho- 
sen as treasurer, recording secre- 
tary and corresponding secretary. 
Harvey Brlckly is the new histor- 
ian. 

Continued on Page 4, Col. 4 
/ 



year's attendance, even though the 
inducement of free cuts was not 
offered this year, Ten and eleven 
o'clock classes scheduled for Sat- 
urday were held Friday afternoon 
to free students for the morning 
panels. 

Statistics released by Manton 
Copeland, head of the Career 
Weekend Committee, indicate the 
most popular session was that on 
Education and Teaching, attend- 
ed by 115 students. It included 
President Baxter and contained 
representatives of all phases of 
secondary and higher education. 

Stress Ability and Satisfaction 

Saturday morning panels, For- 
eign Business Opportunities and 
Government Work were the best 
attended. They were headed by 
Alexander Chapman '22 and James 
H. Ohly '33, respectively. 

Graduate School panels were 
held Saturday afternoon. Ii'ving 
Smith '17, who gave one of the 
keynote speeches Friday night, 
headed the Law session, attended 
by approximately one hundred 
students. 

Following each formal panel 
session, there were question and 
answer periods. 

The panelists covered all as- 
pects of each occupation, analys- 
ing the challenges of various jobs, 
general pay levels and opportuni- 
ties for advancement. The re- 
quirements of businesses and the 
professions were discussed, among 
which ability and satisfaction were 
universally stressed. 



Auer Speaks At 
Career Meeting 

Cites Individuality As 
Essential To Success 

By Ted Castle 

"The corporation never wanted 
my soul — and it doesn't now. And 
it doesn't want yours. It just 
wants the very best work you can 
deliver." Speaking at the opening 
salvo of Williams' Career Week- 
end, Bernhard M. Auer '39, Cir- 
culation Director of Time Maga- 
zine, effectively countered the the- 
sis of Whyte's "Organization 
Man." 

"Sociologists are concerned that 
. . . a sort of creeping benevolence 
might enslave you (in industry). 
But this Is not industry's objec- 
tive. In fact, your individuality, 
your independant thought, is es- 
sential to your success." 

Auer's speech, which followed 
two rather lengthy offerings on 
similar subjects, dealt nominally 
with the transition "Prom Schol- 
arship to DoUarship." He empha- 
sized that college students are 
"better prepared for this transi- 
tion mentally than (they) have 
been for any other." Auer felt 
that mental flexibility, adventure- 
somness of mind, and self-reli- 
ance are qualities both encouraged 
at Williams and essential for busi- 
ness success. 

Mr. Auer added a list of his own 
to numerous lists of qualities 
needed by executives which the 
speakers recommended. 

"The ability to see the things 
that need to be done. 

Continued on Page 4, Col. 5 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1958 



North Adams, Mass. Williamstown, Moss. 

"Entered as second-class motter November 27, 1944, at 
the post office at North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by Lamb Printing 
Co., North Adams, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday 
and Friday during the college year. Subscription price 
$6.00 per year. Record Office, Baxter Hall, Williams- 
town. 
Office Phone 1480 Ext. 298 Editor's Phone 77 



Vol. LXXII February 5, 1958 Number 1 

William H. Edgar '59 Editor-in-Chief 

Thomas R. Piper '59 Business Manager 

EDITORIAL BOARD 

D. Mackay Hossler '59 Executive Managing Editor 
John D. Phillips '59 Managing Editors 

David S. Skaff '59 
William P. Arend '59 Associate Managing Editors 

James W. Rayhill '59 

I. Kurt Rosen '59 Feature Editor 

Ernest F. Imhoff '59 Sports Editors 

James S. Parkhill '59 

BUSINESS BOARD 

George B. Dangerfield '59 Advertising Managers 

C. Henry Foltz '59 

Ernest B. Fleishman '59 Subscription Manager 

John D. Coffin '59 Circulation Manager 

William R. Moomaw '59 Treasurer 

Photography Editors - A. Bradford, P. Ferguson, 6. 

Mopes. 
Editorial Staff Members - I960 - H. Carter, T. Castle, 

J. Good, S. Levy, W. Matt, M. Mead, R. Pyle, B. 

Schencl<, C. Smith, J. Wheelock. 
Business Staff Members - I960 - R. Alford, E. Bognulo, 

G. Bissell, B. DeMallie, L. Epstein, D. Lee. 
Editorial Staff - 1961 - B. Brian, M. Bolduan, E. Davis, 

J. Franklin, U. Heisters, D. Maddox, R. Peterson, G. 

Reath, J. Rozendaal, P. Samuelson, H. Silverman, P. 

Snyder. 
Business Staff - 1961 - Adorns, Bowman, Carroll, Denne, 

Dimmock, Dively, Foxy, Gregg, Holland, McBride, 

Raphael, Rienecke. 



ENCOURAGING 

As alumni were speakinp; at the opening 
foriirn of Career Weekend Friday in the AMT, 
technicians sent the first American satellite- 
carrying rocket into the night sky above Cape 
Canaveral. 

At Williams the relation between these two 
events became significant at the Saturday af- 
ternoon panel on education. It was the best-at- 
tended panel of the weekend. 

Because the East- West strategic duel will be 
won or lost by our generation in the classroom, 
this high interest in education is encouraging. 



Career Weekend is, and should be, an in- 
creasingly popular Williams institution. It gives 
the student valuable advice and information to 
help him plan his future. 

The forum Friday night, where four alumni 
spoke on the necessary qualifications for suc- 
cess, was too long and repetitive. One can say 
only so much on this subject, and each man 
said much the same thing. This forum— except 
as a somewhat contrived "opening salvo" for 
the weekend— could be dispensed with in the 
future unless a wider and more interesting vari- 
ety of subjects can be discussed. 

The panels on business, government work, 
and the professions— although they varied widely 
in quality— were on the whole valuable. 

Probably the most important part of the 
weekend was the personal contact between the 
students and the invited alumni. It was from this 
that the most was learned. 

Thanks must go to Mr. Copeland, the stu- 
dents, faculty, and especially the alumni who 
participated. 



PEKING GREETING 



Last Satui-day tlie Recoiid received a point- 
less New Year's greeting from Communist Clii- 
na. 

Postmarked in Peking, it was sent to us by 
tJie All-China Student I'ederation. Wishing us 
"Best New Yeai' Wishes for Peace, Friendshi]) 
and Happmess," it included a gaily-colored pic- 
tuie of a cat widi a fish in its paws— somewhat 
suggestive of an ad for tiie Chesapeake and Oliio 
Railroad. 

The card was a pleasant— though meaning- 
less—greeting. 

We wish that they could have sent us some 
substantial information. In any newsijajjer we 
can read about development |)rojects in the 
Yangtze River Basin, but a ilirect personal con- 
tact—beyond a mere cat on a New Year's card- 
has great value. 

This lack of dhect contact is unfortunate. 

Widi no such contact tlie people of both na- 
tions can develop quite distorted ideas about 
each odier. A sbiking example of this kind of 
distortion was a woman iii a Central Asian So- 
viet repubhc who asked Arthur Koestler in 
1932 whedier America was run by Negroes. 

Such false knowledge can nurture tear be- 
tween America and Communist China. 

And tliis fear dai-kens the prospect of om- 
living at peace with tlie generation of Chinese 
who wished us "friendship and happiness." 



Letters To The Editor 

THE BARRACKS 

To the Recobd: 

Although I no longer Uve in tlie Barracks, 
I diink that it is time that someone said jiublicly 
what many have been saying privately. Cranted 
die couples hving in the Barracks are jjrobably 
some of the happiest. We are all glad to be mar- 
ried and to be able to be togetlier even thougl) 
it means livmg in substandard housing. How- 
ever, the fact remains that they are cold, duty, 
cellarless, and firetraps. You get them comfort- 
ably warm in tlie winter and the first floor a- 
partments overtax the kerosene stoves to an 
extent that always causes the workmen to give 
out warnings but one will try to keep warm 
even if dangers are involved. 

We brought our new baby back to the Bar- 
racks last January when it was an unusual 28 
below, and we wondered which would give out 
first; the baby, the stove, or us. I won't go into 
the difficulties of heating water, cooking on a 
kerosene stove, constant overloading of the elec- 
trical system, the paper thin walls and the lovely 
kerosene odor that permeates the Barracks 
dweller and follows him everywhere. 

It may appear inapjjreciative to attack "tem- 
porary" Barracks after the college has just paint- 
ed them, but it is time that Williams and other 
schools like her realized that the married stu- 
dent is here to stay. Large schools across the 
nation have built permanent married student 
housing, where one third of the student popula- 
tion is married. Here there must be 15 or 20 
married students living hither and yon, and ap- 
parently more every year join the ranks. 

It seems that Williams should jiut some 
thought and planning into providing adequate 
housing for its married students to whom their 
responsibility does not end simply because they 
are married. This could be an opportunity for 
Williams to set an example to others in the Ivy 
League, who have taken an ostrich view of the 
married student and his family. 

Catherine H. Bird 



'Foreign Aid Vital 
To U.S. Future'-Ohly 

By John Phillips 
Manaiijng Editor 

Can America meet the Communist threat? "Not unless the 
United States mutual security jirograni can affect vasUy increased 
living standards, security and military protection lor the under- 
developed nations of the free world." 

These are the words of Career Weekend sjicaker John II. Ohly, 
a 1933 Williams graduate who now serves as Dejjuty Director of 
Program and Planning for the International Cooperation Admin- 
istration in Washington. 

A history major at Williams, Mr. Ohly enjoyed a ]iromising 
law career until 1940, when lie entered the War Department at 
the behest of Secretary of War Patterson. Since then, Mr. Ohly 
has been closely connected with operations in botli Statu and 
Defense departments, serving as Assistant to the Director of the 
Mutual Security Program initil the l.dA.'s organization two years 
ago. 

The I.e. A., successor to the Federal 0]ierations .\dniinistra- 
tion (F.O.A. ), is currently operating in 80 countries with empha- 
sis on those which are underdevelo'ied. It administers ]iast pro- 
grams including Military Assistance, Truman's Point Four (tech- 
nical assistance), and the Eui()]iean Recovery Program. Tims its 
operations cover military, agricultural, and economic fields. Pre- 
sent plans include such operations as complete elimination of ma- 
laria from the earth within five vears. 

One of the most difficult problems facing the I.C.A. is tlie 
formulation of government jiolicy which can be effective for long- 
range purposes. Mr. Ohly felt that two years of ])lanning might 
lead to a more comjirehensive solution, but the immediacy of the 
need renders this method inijiossible. 

Mr. Ohly views the foreign security program as "hidispen- 
sable to the preservation of our world position". He says simply 
that if these development programs fail, "this country does not 
have a future as a free nation; the pressures apjilied by Com- 
munism and necessitv in underdeveloped countries will steadily 
contract the extent and )iowcr of the free world until the U. S. 
jiosition becomes untenable." 

Editor's Note: President Eisenhoiver's reeord $74 billion peace-time 
hudfic't for 1958 eurnnirks $40 hillion for defense, hut onhj $4 
billion for foreign aid. V.vcn this forciffi spendhv^ is }}eini^ sub- 
jected to ruthless attack bij Con<s,ressnten from both parties. 



MUILENBURG, THE BIBLE, 
AND THE BEAT GENERATION 

Bi/ Charles II. Simpkin.mn '58 I 

How can the two lectures recently delivered by Union Theo- 
logical Seminary's Dr. James Muilenburg be appraised? 

Surveys indicate Hiat while they were generally well received 
many undergraduates complained that they were more awed than 
informed. 

What actually can be exjiected from two one hour lectm-es? 
Under these circumstances Uie most that could be accomplished 
would be a stimulation of tlie audience into pursuing the subject 
further on their own. 

Dr. Muilenburg stated that diis was the basic purpose of his 
lectures and that as long as man is reflective and asks of life "what 
does this mean?" then he is well on his way towards seeking a place 
on which to stand and work out his beliefs. 

Let us turn the question around now and ask how can Uie 
undergraduate audience be appraised. Many comiilain that they 
are religiously uncommitted, or at least confused, empty . . . and 
"beat". 

Maybe we are seeking knowledge in the wrong way. Did we 
expect Dr. Muilenburg to convince us diat we could trust the Bi- 
ble because it was literally true? Can diat "wee small voice in- 
side" really exist on barren literal facts? 

Certainly we must listen to "the community of historical men" 
who have achieved a faith diat diere is a purpose behind history, 
and have received the necessary courage to face the future. Cer- 
tainly we must listen to our own intuitive response evoked by the 
events and words interpreted in die Bible's narrative, symbol and 
poetry. And above all we must respect our feelings of awe and 
consciousness that something has "broken through" to us. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1958 



Freshman Hockey Tie; 
Hawkins Drills In Two 

A break in the weather last Saturday allowed the Freshman 
hoekey team to S(|ueeze in its seeoiid j^aiiie of the year as it played 
to a 4-4 overtime draw with the Taft Sehool at Watertowii, Comi- 
ectieut. Handieapped by a lack of game experience, the Eph year- 
lings were out-jiositioned by Taft. 

Williams <)|)eiied the scoring in the first period as Nick Ohly 
took a feed from Larry Hawkins in the center and drilled it home. 
Taft retaliated in the same stanza 

Icemen To Reopen 

he Williams Hockey Team re- 
18 its season against the Uni- 
:lty of Massachusetts today at 
lerst after a three week lay- 



tying the score after a scramble in 
front of the nets. 

score 2-2 Hawkins earned his 
third point of the day by picking 
up a loose puck In his offensive 
zone, beating the defenseman, and 
lighting the lamp from fifteen feet. 
Taft made It three all on a break- 
away In the productive second per- 
iod, but soon after Tony Stout 
sent Williams ahead 4-3 on a drive 
from Inside the blue line. 

Williams Pressed 

The final game-tying goal came 
at about twelve minutes of the 
same period. The third period was 
scoreless as Taft displayed tremen- 
dous hustle and backchecking, 
which kept Williams lied up. In 
the five minute overtime the 
freshmen kept the puck in the 
Taft zone but failed to score. 



U. of Mass. has already lost to 
Amherst 2-0. Consequently, the 
showing against Massachusetts 
should be some indication of the 
outcome of Saturday's game a- 
galnst Amherst here. 

Williams goes into this game 
with a 4-6 record. This will be the 
sixth game since 1953. Williams 
has yet to be beaten by U. of Mass., 
defeating them last year by a 4-3 
score. 

Captain Dave Cook, leading goal 
scorer for Williams, was injured 
during a practice session last week 
when a stick cut him just above 
the eye. The chances are pretty 
good, however, that Cook will see 
action today as well as Saturday 
against Amherst. 



QuinfefW^iW Face j Williams Skiers Take 
For Fifth Victory 



Siena College will furnish the 
opposition tomorrow night as the 
Williams varsity basketball team 
plays the second of a three game 
home stand. The contest will be at 
the Lasell gym at 8:15 p.m. 

Siena Losses 

The visiting Indians have drop- 
ped their last four games and now 
hold a 4-6 record for the season. 
In the Union College toui-nament 
Siena lost only to their hosts af- 
ter defeating R.P.I, and Hamilton. 
The Eph five holds an early sea- 
son victory over this same Union 
team. 

Balanced Teams 

Siena is not a tall team and 
can be expected to play controll- 
ed ball with smooth offensive pat- 
terns and weaves. The visitors 
have no single offensive standout 
but will rely heavily on the re- 
bounding and shooting of Pat 
Martone, who won a berth on the 
Union tournament all-star team. 
Against the balance of Siena Wil- 
liams will use an attack centered 
around junior high-scorer Jeff 
Morton but can be expected to 
show a better fast break and more 
team speed than in their earlier 
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Fourth Place In Meet 

Last weekend in the annual Dartmouth Winter Carnival at 
Hanover, New Uiiinijshire, Williani.s placed fourth in the two-day 
c()n]|)etition, while Dartmouth eaptined top honors lor the seventh 
straight year. An luifortniiate incident occurred during; the down- 
hill com]jetiti()ii when Williams' coach, Ralph Townsend, suffer- 
ed a "snipped Archilles tendon." Mr. Townsend will spend the 
next two weeks in Hanover and thus will miss the Williams car- 
nival. 

Highest point earner for Wil- 
liams was Jim Becket, who placed 
fifth in the Cross-Country with a 
time of 1:13:41, seventh in the 
Downhill in 1:13.3 minutes, seven- 
th in the Downhill-Slalom Com- 
bined, and eleventh in the Slalom 
with 2:30.3 minutes. George Fisher 
and Jackson Wright with Becket 
formed the nucleus of the team 
which accumulated 513.4 points 
while finishing fourth. Dartmouth 
scored 584.6 points in winning. 
Wright came in ninth in the Sla- 
lom with a 2:30.0 time. 

St. Lawrence Second 




COACH RALPH TOWNSEND 

injured Saturday 

Relay Wins At MA 

Saturday night February 1. the 
Williams Winter Track Relay 
Team took first place in their e- 
vent at the B.A.A. games held in 
the Boston Garden. The four man 
team came from behind to win 
by thirty yards over Bates, N.Y.U. 
and Tufts. 

Bill Moomaw led off for Wil- 
liams in the first leg of the mile 
event, handing the stick to Tony 
Harwood for the second quarter. 
George Sudduth, running in third 
position for Williams, took the ba- 
Continued on Page 4, Col. 2 



St. Lawrence and Norwich plac- 
ed second and third respectively. 
Following Williams in order of fi- 
nal standing were New Hampshire, 
Vermont, Harvard, and Yale. Bill 
Smith. Dartmouth senior, won the 
annual skimeister award. He re- 
ceived this as a result of his In- 
dividual record which included 
first place."; in the Downhill and 
the Downhill-Slalom Combined, 
and third places in the Slalom and 
the Cross-Country. 

Betas Win 

Dartmouth captured evei-y first 
place except in the jumping. The 
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first for New Hampshire. Beta 
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William H. Edgar '59 Editor-in-Chief 

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ENCOURAGING 

As alumni were speakinp; at the openinj» 
forimi of Career Weekend Friday in tire AMT, 
technicians sent the first American satellite- 
carryinjr rocket into the night sky above Cape 
Canaveral. 

At Williams the relation between these two 
events became significant at the Saturday af- 
ternoon panel on education. It was the best-at- 
tended panel of the weekend. 

Because the East- West strategic duel will be 
won or lost by our generation in the classroom, 
this high interest in education is encouraging. 



Career Weekend is, and should be, an in- 
creasingly popular Williams institution. It gives 
the student valuable advice and information to 
help him plan his future. 

The forum Friday night, where four alumni 
spoke on the necessary qualifications for suc- 
cess, was too long and repetitive. One can say 
only so much on this subject, and each man 
said much the same thing. This forum— except 
as a somewhat contrived "opening salvo" for 
the weekend— could be dispensed with in the 
future unless a wider and more interesting vari- 
ety of subjects can be discussed. 

The panels on business, government work, 
and the professions— although they varied widely 
in quality— were on tlie whole valuable. 

Probably the most important part of the 
weekend was the personal contact between the 
students and the invited alumni. It was from this 
that the most was learned. 

Thanks must go to Mr. Copeland, the stu- 
dents, faculty, and especially the alumni who 
participated. 



PEKING GREETING 



Last Satiirday tlie Recoiid received a point- 
less New Year's j^reetiiig from Communist Clii- 
na. 

Postmarked iii Peking, it was sent to us by 
the All-China Student t<ederation. Wishing us 
"Best New Year Wishes for Peace, FrieudshiiD 
and Happiness," it included a gaily-colored jjic- 
tuie of a cat with a fish iu its paws— somewhat 
suggestive of an ad for the Chesapeake and Ohio 
Raikoad. 

The card was a pleasant— though meaning- 
less—greeting. 

We wish that they could have sent us some 
substantial information. In any newspaper we 
can read about development projects in the 
Yangtze River Basin, but a direct personal con- 
tact—beyond a mere cat on a New Year's card- 
has great value. 

This lack of direct contact is unfortunate. 

Witli no such contact tlie people of both na- 
tions can develop quite distorted ideas about 
each odier. A striking example of this kind of 
distortion was a woman iu a Central Asian So- 
viet republic who asked Aithur Koestler in 
1932 whetlier America was rmi by Negroes. 

Such false knowledge can nm-ture fear be- 
tween America and Communist China. 

And this fear darkens the prospect of our 
Hving at peace witli tire generation of Chinese 
who wished us "friendship and happiness." 



Letters To The Editor 

THE BARRACKS 

To the Record: 

Although I 110 longer live in the Barracks, 
I tiiink that it is time that someone said ])ublicly 
what many have been saying privately. Granted 
the couples living in the Barracks are probably 
some of the happiest. We are all glad to be mar- 
ried and to be able to be togetlier even tiiough 
it means living in substandard housing. How- 
ever, the fact remains that they are cold, dirty, 
cellarless, and firetiaps. You get them comfort- 
ably warm in tlie winter and the first floor a- 
partments overtax the kerosene stoves to an 
extent that always causes the workmen to give 
out warnings but one will try to keep warm 
even if dangers are involved. 

We brought our new baby back to the Bar- 
racks last January when it was an unusual 28 
below, and we wondered which would give out 
first; the baby, the stove, or us. I won't go into 
the difficulties of heating water, cooking on a 
kerosene stove, constant overloading of the elec- 
trical system, the paper thin walls and the lovely 
kerosene odor that permeates the Barracks 
dweller and follows him everywhere. 

It may appear inappreciative to attack "tem- 
porary" Barracks after the college has just paint- 
ed them, but it is time that Williams and other 
schools like her realized that the married stu- 
dent is here to stay. Large schools across the 
nation have built permanent married student 
housing, where one third of the student popula- 
tion is married. Here there must be 15 or 20 
married students living hither and yon, and ap- 
parently more every year join the ranks. 

It seems that Williams should put some 
thought and planning into providing adequate 
housing for its married students to whom their 
responsibility does not end simply because they 
are married. This could be an opportunity for 
Williams to set an example to others in the Ivy 
League, who have taken an ostrich view of the 
married student and his family. 

Catherine H. Bird 



'Foreign Aid Vital 
To U.S. Future'-Ohly 

By John Pliillips 
MatKifiiiiji Editor 

Can America meet the Connnimist threat? "Not unless the 
United States mutual security jirograni can affect vastly increased 
living standards, security and military iirotectioii for tiie under- 
developed nations of the free world" 

These are the words of Career Weekend S|)eaker John II. Ohly, 
a 1933 Williams graduate who now serves as Uejjuty Director of 
Program and Planning for the International Cooperation Admin- 
istration in Washington. 

A history major at Williams, Mr. 
law career until 1940, when lie entere 
the behest of Secretary of War Palter 
has been closely connected witli ope 
Defense departments, serving as AssisI 

Mutual Security Program until the I.C./\. .^ o. ;:,<...... ^ 

ago. 

The I.e. A., successor to the Federal Operations Administra- 
tion (F.O.A.), is currently operating in 80 countries with em|5ha- 
sis on those which are underdevel()|)ed. It administers past pro- 
grams including Military Assistance, Truman's Point Four (tech- 
nical assistance), and the Eiuopean Recovery Program. Tlius its 
operations cover military, agricultural, and economic fields. Pre- 
sent plans include such operations as comjjlete elimination of ma- 
laria from the earth within five years. 

One of the most difficult problems facing the I.C.A. is tire 
formulation of govenuneiit |jolicy wiiich can be effective for long- 
range purposes. Mr. Ohly felt that two years of plainiing might 
lead to a more comprehensive solution, but the immediacy of the 
need renders this method impossible. 

Mr. Ohly views the foreign security program as "indispen- 
sable to the preservation of our world position". He says simply 
that if these development programs fail, "this country does not 
have a future as a free nation; the pressures ai)pliea by Com- 
munism and necessity in underdevelojicd coimtries will steadily 
contract the extent and power of the free world until the U. S. 
position becomes untenable." 

Editor's Note: President Eisenhower's record $74 billion peuce-tinie 
htidp,et for 1958 earniarks $40 hillion for defense, hut onh/ $4 
billion for forei<!,n aid. Even this forci<s,n spending is bein<^ ,?«/)- 
jected to ruthless altack hi/ Confs^rcssnwn from both parlies. 



MUILENBURG, THE BIBLE, 
AND THE BEAT GENERATION 

Bi/ Charles 11. Simpkin.mn '58 i 

How can the two lectures recently delivered by Union Theo- 
logical Seminary's Dr. James Muilenburg be appraised? 

Surveys indicate diat while they were generally well received 
many undergraduates complained that they were more awed than 
informed. 

What actually can be expected from two one hour lectures? 
Under these circumstances the most that could be accomj^lishcd 
would be a stimulation of the audience into pursuing the subject 
further on their own. 

Dr. Nhiilenburg stated that this was the basic purpose of his 
lectures and that as long as man is reflective and asks of life "what 
does this mean'?" then he is well on his way towards seeking a place 
on which to stand and work out his beliefs. 

Let us turn the question around now and ask how can the 
undergraduate audience be appraised. Nhiny complain that they 
are religiously uncommitted, or at least confused, empty . . . and 
"beat". 

Maybe we arc seeking knowledge in the wrong way. Did we 
expect Dr. Muilenburg to convince us that we could trust the Bi- 
ble because it was literally true? Can that "wee small voice in- 
side" really exist on barren literal facts? 

Certainly we must listen to "the comminuty of historical men" 
who have achieved a faith that there is a purpose behind history, 
and have received the necessary coinage to face the future. Cer- 
tainly we must listen to our own intuitive response evoked by the 
events and words interpreted in the Bible's narrative, symbol and 
poetry. And above all we must respect our feelings of awe and 
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Freshman Hockey Tie'^ 
Hawkins Drilh In Two 

A break in the weather hist Saturday allowed the Freshman 
hoekey team to scjueeze in its seeond ^anie of the year as it played 
to a 4-4 overtime draw witli the Taft School at Watertown, Conn- 
ecticut. Handicapped by a lack of game ex])erienee, the Eph year- 
lings were out-positioned by Taft. 

Williams opened the scoring in the first period as Nick Ohly 
took a feeil from Larry Hawkins in the center and drilled it home. 
Taft retaliated in the same stanza 

Icemen To Reopen 

The Williams Hockey Team re- 
opens its season against the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts today at 
Amherst after a three week lay- 
off. 



tying the .score after a scramble in 
front of the nets, 

Stout Scores 

In the second period Taft went 
ahead 2-1 before Larry Hawkins 
sank a backhand shot while his 
team was a man down. With the 
score 2-2 Hawkins earned his 
third pKsint of the day by picking 
up a loose puck in his offensive 
zone, beating the defenseman, and 
lighting the lamp from fifteen feet. 
Taft made it three all on a break- 
away in the productive second per- 
iod, but soon after Tony Stout 
sent Williams ahead 4-3 on a drive 
from inside the blue line. 

Williams Pressed 

The final game-tying goal came 
at about twelve minutes of the 
same period. The third period was 
scoreless as Taft displayed tremen- 
dous hustle and backchecking, 
which kept Williams tied up. In 
the five minute overtime the 
freshmen kept the puck in the 
Taft zone but failed to score. 



U. of Mass. has already lost to 
Amherst 2-0. Consequently, the 
showing against Massachusetts 
should be some indication of the 
outcome of Saturday's game a- 
gainst Amherst here. 

Williams goes into this game 
with a 4-6 record. This will be the 
sixth game since 1953. Williams 
has yet to be beaten by U. of Mass., 
defeating them last year by a 4-3 
score. 

Captain Dave Cook, leading goal 
scorer for Williams, was injured 
during a practice session last week 
when a stick cut him just above 
the eye, The chances are pretty 
good, however, that Cook will see 
action today as well as Saturday 
against Amherst. 



Quintet mil Face 
Siena In Search 
For Fifth Victory 

Siena College will furnish the 
opposition tomorrow night as the 
Williams varsity basketball team 
play.s the second of a three game 
home stand. The contest will be at 
the Lasell gym at 8:15 p,m, 

Siena Losses 

The visiting Indians have drop- 
ped their last four games and now 
hold a 4-6 record for the season. 
In the Union College tournament 
Siena lost only to their hosts af- 
ter defeating R.P.I, and Hamilton, 
The Eph five holds an early sea- 
son victory over this same Union 
team. 

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team speed than in their earlier 
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Williams Skiers Take 
Fourth Place In Meet 

Last weekend in the annual Dartmouth Winter Carnival at 
Hanover, New Hanipsliire, Williani.s placed fourth in the two-day 
coinjietitioii, while Dartmouth captured top honors for the seventn 
.stiai]L;ht year. An unfortunate incident occurred durinjr the down- 
hill competition when VVilliam.s' coach, Ralph Townsend, suffer- 
ed a "snipped Archilles tendon." .Mr. Townsend will spend the 
next two weeks in Hanover and thus will miss the Williams car- 
nival. 

Highest point earner for Wil- 
liams was Jim Becket, who placed 
fifth in the Cross-Country with a 
time of 1:13:41, seventh In the 
Downhill in 1:13.3 minutes, seven- 
th in the Downhill-Slalom Com- 
bined, and eleventh in the Slalom 
with 2:30.3 minutes. George Fisher 
and Jackson Wright with Becket 
formed the nucleus of the team 
which accumulated 513.4 points 
while finishing fourth. Dartmouth 
scored 584.6 points in winning. 
Wright came in ninth in the Sla- 
lom with a 2:30.0 time. 

St. Lawrence Second 



St. Lawrence and Norwich plac- 
ed second and third respectively. 
Following Williams in order of fi- 
nal standing were New Hampshire, 
Vermont, Harvard, and Yale. Bill 
Smith, Dartmouth senior, won the 
annual skimeister award. He re- 
ceived this as a I'esult of his in- 
dividual record which included 
first places in the Downhill and 
the Downhill-Slalom Combined, 
and third places in the Slalom and 
the Cross-Country. 

Betas Win 

Dartmouth captured evei-y first 
place except in the jumping. The 
Norwegian star, Einar Dolan, took 
first for New Hampshire. Beta 
Theta Pi won the ice sculpture 
contest with its rocket, "Stardust." 




COACH RALPH TOWNSEND 

injured Saturday 



Relay Wins At BAA 

Saturday night February 1, the 
Williams Winter Track Relay 
Team took first place in their e- 
vent at the B.A.A. games held in 
the Boston Garden. The four man 
team came from behind to win 
by thirty yards over Bates, N.Y.U. 
and Tufts. 

Bill Moomaw led off for Wil- 
liams in the first leg of the mile 
event, handing the stick to Tony 
Harwood for the second quarter. 
George Sudduth, running in third 
position for Williams, took the ba- 
Continued on Page 4, Col. 2 




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WALDEN 

The two Richards, Widmark 
and Basehart, star In TIME LI- 
MIT. You'll also see everybody's 
favorite, Rip Torn. Also, JEANNE 
EAGELS with Jeff Chandler and 
Kim Novak. Wednesday and 
Thursday. 

For all you Kim Novak fans here 
she is again, this time with Rita 
Hayworth and Frank Sinatra in 
PAL JOEY. Also, A LAWLESS 
STREET starring Randolph Scott. 
Friday, Satuiday, Sunday. 

PARAMOUNT, NORTH ADAMS 

David Niven and June AUyson 
star in MY MAN GODFREY; also 
THE VIOLATORS with Arthur O'- 
Connell. Wednesday through Sat- 
urday. 

CAPITOL, PITTSFIELD 

RAINTREE COUNTY Starring 
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lor, and Eva Marie Saint in Tech- 
nicolor. This "Gone With The 
Wind" type flick is an epic story 
of the South during the War Be- 
tween the States. Elizabeth Tay- 
lor does an excellent portrayal of 
a maladjusted Southern belle. 
Starts Wednesday 

Satellite . . . 

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England — 

Unless you want to be able to take 
your pick from among a great 
variety of wonderful trails — 

Unless you like hospitable inns, good 

~'^~^~' food, a ski school where 

you'll have fun while you 

learn, all at moderate rates — 

don't come to MAD RIVER GLEN, for we 
want to keep our lift lines short for 
people who just love good skiing. 



MAD RIVER 
GLEN 

Waitsfield 
Vermont 



IN THE SNOW CODNf* Of N!W ENGtAND 




Continued from Page 1, Col. 3 

tue of a Snow King, why Spring 
Street merchants are busy, why 
the houses vibrate with expectan- 
cy: there is a "Winter Carnival" 
or "Houseparty" this coming week- 
end. 

I have heard some fanciful stor- 
ies about the highly questionable 
escapades occurring during such 
weekends. Not, of course, in our 
house; that would be inconsistent 
with our high standards of char- 
acter, our tradition, our policy as 
college liberals. Besides, they are 
reputed to take place somewhat 



after 10:30. If these stories have 
any element of truth in them, 
however, our Society for the Pro- 
hibition of Atheism and Intoxi- 
cation will, unfortunately, have 
opposition. 

But, gee, Gwen. I was thinking 
that, well, it might not be such 
a bad idea maybe, if you had the 
time, and I know you are busy, 
but, anyway, (here a tear has 
scorched the page) what I am try- 
ing to say is ... Do you think you 
could come up here for the week- 
end, maybe? Please? And, this 
time, no Dutch treat. 



Winter Track . . . 

Continued from Page 3, Col. 4 

ton a full thirty yards behind the 
number two man In the race. Run- 
ning at a blistering pace, Sudduth 
closed the margin and pulled a- 
head as he passed the stick to cap- 
tain Bill Fox. Sudduth's quarter 
in 48.9 seconds was the fastest of 
the race. 

Fox almost matched his team 
mate in the final run as he posted 
a time of 49 seconds flat and 
maintained the lead to win by 



thirty yards. The total time for the 
relay was an excellent 3:24.8. 

February 8, the Winter Track 
Team will forsake the revelry of 
Winter Carnival to travel to New 
York where they will compete In 
the Melrose games at Madison 
Square Garden. In addition to 
the relay team, Mack Hassler, Tom 
Kellogg, Buzz Morss and Dave 
Canfield, who has not nm since 
last spring, will compete In indivi- 
dual events. 



Four Presidents 
Selected Monday 

Continued from Page 1, Col. 4 

Jack Betz was chosen as the new 
Chi Psi vice president, with Allen 
Martin taking over as secretary. 
McAlaine replaces outgoing presi- 
dent Dick Clokey. 

Kirschen at Phi Sig 

At Phi Sig, Kirschen takes over 
from Joe Borus. Fred Mlley be- 
came vice president and Bob Stern 
will assume the secretarial duties. 
Steve Kadish is the inductor and 
Wayne Williams moves in as sen- 
tinel. 

Moe follows retiring president 
Jack Love at Theta Delt. John 
Phillips was chosen treasurer. The 
remaining positions were filled in 
balloting Tuesday night, beyond 
press deadline. 

Chi Psi and Phi Slg will choose 
their treasurers tn special ballot- 
ing scheduled for the near future. 
Long Sessions 

The length of the traditionally 
long and weary election sessions 
varied from just over three hours 
to just under six hours, spent by 
the Theta Delts. 

With the new D. U. officers 
chosen last week, Monday's elec- 
tions bring to five the number of 
houses which have completed the 
annual turnover. The other ten 
houses will finish their selections 
within the next week and a half. 



Auer Talks . . . 

Continued fi-om Page 1, Col. 6 

"The ability to sort the Import- 
ant from the unimportant. 

"The ability to communicate . . . 
(and) to give and receive instruc- 
tions. 

"The ability to anticipate (prob- 
lems and their solutions intelli- 
gently). 

"The ability to devise alterna- 
tives. 

"The ability to get things done." 

He felt that the first five years 
of a man's career were vital in de- 
termining his future in business. 
"Appraise yourself and your ob- 
jectives (periodically) — and if 
you're in the wrong spot, move . . . 
(But only) if you move forward to 
greater responsibility and oppor- 
tunity." Auer cautioned against 
the over-mature, the too well-ad- 
justed attitude which seem to 
characterize this generation. 

"In the main, you have been 
working for yourself and by your- 
self. Now you will be interacting 
with people." Auer felt this to be 
the major difference between col- 
lege and business. His principal 
admonition: choose the function 
you want to perform rather than 
the company. If it's a bad choice, 
get out. 



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Volume LXXIl, Number 2 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 





FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



^Dan cin g Souii d^ Heralds Winter Carnival 



Coach Ostendarp To 
Accept Cornell Offer 

By John Philips 
Manag^ing Editor 

Coaching ability rarely escajjes recognition or reward. Coach 
Jim Ostendarp's ability has long hecTi recognized. His reward was 
inevitable, and he informed Ath- 
letic Director Prankie Thorns last 
Saturday that he had accepted a 
coaching position with Cornell 
University. 

His new position at Cornell will 
entail duties as a defensive coach 
for varsity football in the fall, and 
as a lacrosse coach in the spring. 
He expects to ssume his new ca- 
pacity on July 1, 1958. 

Experience Here 

Mr. Ostendarp leaves Williams 
after three years of coaching 
which began in September, 1955. 
During his first year in Williams- 
lown, he directed one of the fin- 
ej. freshman football teams in 
Williams history. His squad cul- 
iiiinaled their undefeated season 
with a bone-crushing 52-0 victory 
over the Amherst frosh. 

Promoted to backfield coach of 
the varsity in 1956, Ostendarp's 
work in the past, as well as his 
scouting abilities, made an in- 
valuable contribution to this year's 
undefeated football season. 

Wrestling, I>acrosse 

In addition to his football 
chores, Mr. Ostendarp has served 
for three years as head wrestling 
coach, and this spring he will com- 
plete three seasons as coach of the 
varsity lacrosse team. 

When questioned about his de- 
parture, Mr. Ostendarp expressed 
regret about leaving Williams be- 
cause of the attachment he has 
felt for the school. He had special 
regrets, he said, about "leaving 
the boys; they taught me a lot". 

Coach Ostendarp played pro 
football with the New York Giants 
in 1952 before going to the Cana- 
dian football League. There he was 
voted the Most Valuable Player of 
the Year before coming to Wil- 
liams. 




COACH OSTENDARP 



North Adams Blaze 
Guts Tenement House; 
Two Children Killed 

By Ernie Imhoft 
Feature Editor 

The most devastating North 
Adams fire in decades completely 
gutted a four-story tenement 
building on River Street early 
Wednesday moi-ning. 

Dead were two young children 
of the Edward P. Grey family 
while 31 other residents were made 
refugees in neighboring liomes. A 
third child, Doris Grey, 11, sister 
of the two killed was reported in 
good condition at the North Ad- 
ams Hospital after jumping from 
the top floor. 

Under Investigation 

The origin of the halocaust be- 
came the object of a full-scale 
probe launched Wednesday after- 
noon by the state Fire Marshall's 
office in Pittsfield and other of- 
ficials. The fire apparently start- 
ed in a second floor couch, quite 
possibly by a cigarette. 

The first alarm was sounded at 

0:30 and fire trucks arrived as 

smoke poured out of the third and 

fourth floor windows. Area Red 

See Page 6, Col. 2 



Election Change 
Rejected By CC 

From fear that It would "de- 
generate into a political circus" 
which would "corrode some of the 
solid conservatism" which is so 
"highly valued" on the Williams 
campus, the College Council, in 
a Tuesday meeting, rejected an 
imaginative plan submitted by 
Jack Betz and Dick Jackson for 
the revision of CC election proce- 
dure. 

The plan proposed the use of 
nominating conventions and a 
majority system. The Council 
members felt that the mechanics 
of the plan could not be made 
practicable in the short time be- 
fore this year's election. They vot- 
ed unanimously to refer It back to 
committee. 

A test on Sandy Hansen's plan 
for the typing of exams was re- 
ported successful, and the plan 
was submitted to the faculty. 



Faculty Lectures Hit 
Education, US Alliance 



GAUDINO 

What is the place of the busi- 
nessman in higher education? 
Professor Robert L. Gaudino gave 
his answers to this question in his 
lecture "Higher Education And 
The Man of Business," presented 
as part of the faculty lecture ser- 
ies Feb. 6. 

Gaudino said that businessmen 
select the president and other of- 
ficers of an educational institu- 
tion, determine its policy and con- 
trol its funds because of their po- 
sitions as trustees and regents. 

Although their opinion is often 
considered, "faculty and students 
can seldom claim a legal resort 
against these agents." The busi- 
nessmen have this position of pow- 
er because "their property, in 
name, possession and contact is of 
value to higher education." 

Public vs. Private 

Drawing the distinction between 
public and private education, Gau- 
dino said that public education 
produces critical, alert, intelligent 
citizens, while private education 
pursues truth for its own sake and 
for the sake of man's improve- 
ment. In his discussion of public 
education, Gaudino stated his be- 
lief that It is everyone's prefer- 
rential civil right and should be 
supported and protected. 

Continuing his distinction be- 
tween public and private higher 
education, he said that colleges 
give a "public" education because 
of the immaturity of the students, 
whose interest in learning is not 
yet fully developed. 

Universities, on the other hand, 
provide more mature students with 
a "private" education. 

No Compromise 

Gaudino stated that the pur- 
See Page 6, Col. 3 



BAXTER 



By Ted Castle 

That the United States entered 
World War I in order to main- 
tain the balance of power was ef- 
fectively refuted Wednesday night 
by President James P. Baxter III 
in the third of his current series 
of lectures sponsored by the So- 
cial Council. 

Baxter divided the problem of 
American alliances in the two 
world wars into two lectures. Next 
week he plans to contrast the 
causes of our intervention in 1917 
with those surrounding our dec- 
laration of war in 1941. 

Theodore Roosevelt wrote in 
1910 that if England capitulated 
the US would have to step in to 
maintain the balance of power. 
Although this was "extremely 
farsighted" Baxter contended 
there was no evidence to support 
the claim that the balance of pow- 
er was a factor in 1917's declara- 
tion. "We were pretty much kick- 
ed (into the war) by the Germans 
over the submarine controversy," 
he stated. "How far people were 

See Page 6, Col. 1 



Cole Notes Many 
Frosh Warnings 

"You are losing sight of the 
wood for the trees," said Dean 
William G. Cole to the Freshman 
class Tuesday evening In Jesup. 
In noting the unusually high num- 
ber (25) on academic warning, 
and (102) on informal warning, 
Dean Cole warned, however, a- 
gainst being overly grade-con- 
scious. 

He stressed the necessity for 
being stimulated by at least one 
course; "If college has become a 
boring routine for you, you ought 
to get out." 



Old Manuscript Found; 
Concerns Houseparties 

Hi/ Eric Davis 

hi tlie folds of "Eti<|iiett(' for Yoiuiir Men", from tlie Stetson 
Library, this re])()rter discovered tlie followinff cryptic message 
scribbled in an iniintelli^ible scrawl on the back of an unpaid bill 
from Rudnick's: 

A. "One nnist kee|) constantly before oneself one's ideals. With- 
out these, man is left to the crude domination of the passions . . ." 

1. Women. Prom Machiavelli to 
Liberace, many philosophies. Can- 
not be ignored. Must be kept hap- 
py, or at least appeased. 

Arts of Conversation: make a 
list of subjects in advance; mem- 
orize, find statistics, facts. Be 
conservative, but on no occasion 
lot her be more radical than you. 
Never lose, or admit to losing, any 
dispute; you may give in, however, 
in deference to her womanliood. 

Arts of the Dance: Conversa- 
tion is essential; distance is pref- 
erable. Be continuously charming. 
Sit out the more extreme numbers; 
they are fatigueing and do not 
display the classical purity. Never 
sigh in her ear, cover it with a 
cough. 




Les Elgart, whose dancing 
liound will hig:hli8:]it tonight's 
dance. 



College Police Track 
Book Thief Suspects 

By John Good 

"The Case of the Student Book 
Thief" is now closer to solution. 

Williams Bookstore owner Joe 
Dewey reported to the college 
police that a student had success- 
fully passed four of the allegedly 
stolen books. Dewey did not get 
the student's name at that time, 
but he searched through a number 
of freshman handbooks in order to 
link up the face with a name. 

Dewey selected several pictures, 
and on the basis of further des- 
cription the number of suspects 
was lowered. Since then Dewey 
has been on the alert. Although he 
was unable to make positive iden- 
tification of one of the prime sus- 
pects, the bookstore proprietor 
said that he was "pretty darn 
sure," that the student in question 
had passed the books. 

Other Booi(s Stolen 

Nearly 60 books have been sto- 
len. College Chief of Police George 
Royal reported that several more 
were taken within the last week. 
So far only six of the books have 
been passed in Williamstown. 

Although Dewey's identification 
of the student who sold the books 
here is helpful. Royal emphasized 
that this does not indicate that 
he is the only suspect involved, 
nor that he is definitely connect- 
ed with the thefts. 

It is not expected that the case 
will be closed by the weekend. This 
is the first occurrence of theft on 
so wide a scale at Williams. In the 
past there has been some petty 
thievery, but was believed to be 
mainly from the outside. Thus the 
college police force is especially 
anxious to clear up this case. 



General: Do not let your anxi- 
eties show. Quench .such habits as 
biting nails, playing tune." or voui' 
teeth, continual knuckle cracking 
(never hers), solitaire, juggling. 
Be winning. Be confident. Repeat 
ten times a day: "I am a man." 
Savour that word "man". Believe 
in it. 

2. Party Situations: These oc- 
casions are designed to bring out 
the most pleasing attributes of hu- 
man character. Do not neglect, 
however, to have fun; simple 
games such as yogi are a great 
help. Psychoanalysis of contempo- 
raries can provide exciting and 
stimulating recreation. 

On no occasion be what is call- 
ed "collegiate". Avoid excessive 
libations to Bacchus, not being 
conducive to lucid thought, judge- 
ment, or sight and impairing at- 
tainment of true intellectual 
heights. Immorality is evil, and 
will reap the reward of . . . Please 
remit before 1/22/58. 



Bridge Tourney 
Next Wednesday 

Dealing for next Wednesday 
evening's College Bridge Tourna- 
ment in the Rathskeller will be- 
gin at 7 with the bell ringing at 
11. 

Faculty and students are In- 
vited to the competition. Entrants 
must sign a list posted in front of 
the RECORD office, supply a deck 
of cards to be returned and pay 
a one dollar fee, according to 
Chairman Dick Contant '59. 

The winning pair will receive 
silver ashtrays with the inscrip- 
tion "All College Bridge Tourna- 
ment, 1958" and the winner's 
name. 

Contant also announced that 
Williams would procure a nation- 
al franchise in the American 
Bridge League next year should 
this year's tournament be a suc- 
cess. A national standing would 
then be the result. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1958 



North Adams, Moss. Williamstown, Moss. 

"Entered as second-class motter November 27, 1944, ot 
the post office at North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
the Act of March 3, )879." Printed by Lamb Printing 
Co., North Adams, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday 
and Friday during the college year. Subscription price 
$6.00 per year. Record Office, Baxter Holl, Williams- 
town. 
Office Phone 1480 Ext. 298 Editor's Phone 77 



Vol. LXXII February 7, 1958 Number 2 

^IVE CAREFULLY 

Buffalo Joe College's 
defunct 

who used to drive a watersinooth-aqua Buick 
and broke onctivothreefourfive liinitsjustlikcthat; 

Jemis, 
he was a dashing man 

and what i would like to know is 
how do t/ou like those butchered dates 
Mister Death 

— The Freshman Council 




COW REVIEW 

btj Mack Hasslcr 

Executive Manag^ing Editor 

"Ah yes, I wrote the Purple Cow, 
I'm sorry now I wrote it. 
But I can tell you anyhow 
I'll kill you if you quote it." 

This rhyme, found among the back pages of 
the Winter Carnival edition of the Purple Cow, 
strikes terror into the heart of any would-be re- 
viewer. At tlie risk, however, of incurring such 
vengeance and stimulated especially by the new 
departure the Cow has taken, a few comments 
are in order. 

First of all, it must be known that the cur- 
rent issue is a hybrid. Combined with the humor 
are twenty some pages of what used to be a 
separately published program for Carnival e- 
vents. The format is attractive, there are clever 
drawings adjacent, and the articles are entitled 
with humorous quips. Despite all this, though, 
and despite the good will of the Cow in provid- 
ing a program for the weekend, it is a disturbing 
synthesis. 

Disturbing for the reason that the Cow 
should not have to combine with an object of 
an entirely different function. Williams College 
should be able to support a Humor Magazine, a 
Literary Magazine, a Political Forum, and a 
Newspaper— each for its own merit. But this 
must be continued outside a review— and a very 
favorable one— of the creative section of the Pwr- 
ple Cow. 

The most ambitious efforts are several paro- 
dies of familiar prose styles. E. J. Johnson, writ- 
ing under the pen name of Victoria Youngblood, 
tells the touching story of a slightly mis-guided 
young lady of society— a hi Francoise Sagan. 
For obvious reasons this will be the most ap- 
pealing story, although John Burghardt has per- 
haps a more skillful parody of Joseph Conrad's 
style. 

Editor Tony Distler, then, relies on several 
traditions to complete the magazine. The most 
tiresome of these leftovers is "Norman Vincent 
Pile" who apparently forgot many drawers full 
of copy when he left school two years ago. Also 
Distler revives a feature on skiing, the pictures 
of which look awfully familiar. How could any- 
one forget the most photogenic skier at Wil- 
liams, Geoff Swift? 

A delightful cartoon appears on page two in 
which a ladder, leaning against the "climb high, 
climb far . . ." gate, is seen disappearing into the 
sky. Footprints in the snow lead up to it. With 
more of the same talent, and with a supporting 
interest which would allow it to be itself— not 
a hybrid The Purple Cow could approach this 
ladder of excellence. 



Career Weekend Analysis 

Editor's Note: Mr. Coffin viacle some con- 
troversial remarks about career weekend last 
Sundai/. We asked him to develop them into an 
article, which follows: 

by William S. Coffin . 
College Chaplain 

Everyone must have been impressed by the 
organization of Career Weekend, the result of 
much time and effort put in by Manty Copeland, 
Jim Stevens and others. Everyone should also 
have been impressed by the willingness of the 
many panelists to come. Let's face it, I don't 
care where you start, Williams is an awful place 
to get to. 

I take it the Saturday jjanelists were asked to 
speak about the "nuts and bolts" of their jobs 
and professions. The one I heard did just this 
very well. I didn't hear any weaknesses men- 
tioned but I didn't expect to; after all there was 
a certain amount of competitive rec .xiiting going 
on. 

The Friday night panel, however, was sup- 
posed to be different. "Climb High, Climb Far: 
Why?" "From Scholarshi]> to Dollarship"— these 
titles called for a broader, more critical approach, 
for an effort to relate a man's work to his life, 
a weighing of values, a balancing of pros and 
cons, a facing up to dilenunas. But not a con, 
not a dilemma was mentioned. Instead we heard 
the usual cliches— "Of course there is some con- 
formity but there is plenty of individualism;" 
individuality is essential to success—" phrases 
without meaning until further defined. 

At first I thought the avoidance of any dis- 
cussion of dilemmas deliberate. But as the dis- 
cussion period wore on, it became apparent, at 
least to me, that the panelists were not talking 
about dilemmas simply because they did not 
consider them live issues. For instance, when 
pressed to analyze the question of conformity, 
the panelists summarily dismissed all literature 
on the subject as "extremist" and kindly counsel- 
ed the questioning student not to worry. 

Every sensitive business and professional 
man knows his job is full of unavoidable dilem- 
mas. To mention just a few moral ones: adver- 
tisers in an economy of abundance have to make 
luxury items into necessities; salesmen have to 
persuade people to buy things they obviously 
don't need, moreover, in downpayments that 
hurt in times, like ours, of recession; journalists 
are called upon to conform to a certain line of 
thinking and writing; lawyers are asked to prove 
people morally wrong, legally right. And many 
members of every profession have the enormous 
psychological problein of self-realization, when 
work becomes only a job to be done instead of a 
vocation in which one can fine intrinsic meaning. 

Mr. Auer, I think, did get at this last dilem- 
ma in a very indirect way. At one point he said, 
"If you are cynical, don't go into business." The 
implication to me was that to question the value 
of an enterprise was to be cynical. And the fur- 
ther implication was that one must read a value 
into a job when it is not intrinsically there. This 
solution was echoed Saturday by an advertising 
man: "Don't go into advertising unless you love 
it with a passion." Isn't it significant that never 
once in the course of the Friday evening speeches 
was it suggested that a man draws satisfaction 
from the value of the product he manufactures 
or sells? This suggests that business must often 
be considered a game, which is exactly how many 
salesmen, for example do think of it. But isnt 
it light-hearted to consider a business a 'game 
when its consequences for all involved are far 
more serious than those of a game? All these 
dilemmas strike me as real and worthy of dis- 
cussion. 

Mr. Auer— and I can pick on him because he 
obviously can strike back very ably— quoted a 
friend as saying that he had 'Tjeat a hasty re- 
treat" from business into teaching. I think I am 
right in thinking that Mr. Auer also would con- 
sider the move a retreat. The "real" world is the 
world of business and I'm inclined to agree with 
him. Most teachers— and preachers— live in a 
slightly tmrcal world because we are rarely ask- 
ed to make the agonizing compromises which the 
vicissihides of other professions necessitate. ( See 
"By Love Possessed.") But any businessman 
who is unaware of the dilemmas of life (unlike 
Arthur Winner) is also "beating a hasty retreat." 
In fact, he has just reached the last line of de- 
fense, which, for any man confronted by dilem- 
mas he cannot face, is always to deny their exist- 
ence. For this reason, the presentation of the real 
world of business struck me as very unreal Fri- 
day evening. 



GETTING STUCK IN THE SNOW? 



We have sales on Snow Tires 



STEELE AND CLEARY GARAGE 



Off Spring Street 



Next To The Squash Courts 




QnCair^QS 



with 
WaxShuJman 



{By the Author of "Rally Round the Flag, Boys!" and 
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek.") 



A SCHOOL AWAY FROM SCHOOL 

Students majoring in .science, like all other American 
students, have a wild yearniiifr for culture, hut, alas, 
when a student is after a degree in engineering or math 
or like that, he simply does not have time to lake all the 
hberal arts coiusos his heart pines for. 

And what is being done about this unhappy situation? 
I'll tell you what: lOnliglitoned corporations everywhere 
are setting up on-the-jol) liberal arts programs for the 
newly employed scienee graduate — courses designed to 
broaden his cultural base — for the enlightened corpora- 
tion realizes that, tlie truly cultured employee is the truly 
valuable emi)loyop. 

Take, for example, Lamhswool Sigafoos. 

A week after his graduation, Lambswool reported to 
Mr. Femur, tiie personnel director of an enlightened cor- 
poration engaged in the manufacture of cotter pins and 
wing mits. "How do you do?" said Laml)swo(jl. "I'm 
Lambswool Sig.'ifoos ;uid I've come to work." 

"Sit down," said Mr. luMnur, chuckling kindly. "Have 
a Marlboro." 

"Thaids you," said Lambswool. "I like Marlboros. 
I like their filter and their flavor." 

"Me loo," said Mr. I''cnun', blinking humanely. "And I 
like their (lip-top box. When my flip-top box of Marlboros 
is empty, I use it to keep fish hooks in." 

"Know what I do when my flip-top box of Marlboros 
i.-^ empty?" asked Lambswool. 

"What?" said Mr. I''cmur, sniggering graciously. 

"1 buy siinie more Marlboros." said Lambswool. 

".\ sound idea," said Mr. Femur, vibrating fetchingly. 
"But enough chit-chat, ("ome along to the campus." 

"Campus?" said Lambswool, puzzled. "But I've come 
to woik. Take me to my drawing board." 

"This is an eidightencd corporation," said Mr. l''emur, 
yodelling viciously. "First you nuist get your cultural 
base broadened." 

Mr. Fenuu- took Lambswool to Ibc training campus, 
which looked like any other campus. It had ivy-covered 
buildings, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses, a 
stadium, a deer park, and a moat. Lambswool was given 
a loommate, a beanie, and copies of the company hymn 
and rou.ser, and the enlightened coriwration proceeded to 
fill the gaj) in his culture. 




First he was taught to read, then to print capital letters, 
then capital and small letters. Then there was an attempt 
to teach him script, but it was ultimately abandoned. 

From these fundamentals, Lambswool progressed slowly 
but steadily through the more complex discii)liiies. He 
was diligent, and the corporation was patient, and in the 
end they were rewarded, for when Lambswool finished, 
he could play a clavier, compose a triolet, parse a sentence, 
and identify the hirthsloiie for every month of the year. 

His lengthy .schooling finally over, Lambswool was 
assigned to an important executive position where he 
served with immense distincfion. . . .Not, however, for 
long, because one week later he reached retirement age. 

Today, still spry, he lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, 
where he supplements his pension by parsing sentences 



fur tourists. 



OleM. MBiShulmu 



Here'f a sentence that's easy to parse: Subject — you. Verb — 
gel. OI)jecl — a lot to like in a Marlboro, whose makers bring 
yoii litis column throughout the tchoot year. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1958 




Pictures Preview 
Winter Weekend 



Above: From the iluij that a 
girl first looks with reverence 
at a polo coat in a Lord and 
Tai/lor window, she looks for- 
ward to the mo7iient when she 
is all packed and ready for the 
Hi'' Weekend. 





Above: Considerable 
curiosity is provoked by 
the infrequent presence 
of a female in a male- 
dominated society. 



Left: "Keep off the 
grass". 

Lcs Elgflrt and Jim- 
mi/ MacPartland iviU 
.wiind off within earshot 
of James Phinncij Bax- 
ter in. 



Above: Evenjone interested in 
helping the WOC for a short 
time tilts afternoon will meet in 
front of Chapin Hall at 1 p.m. 
If the trails are not repaired by 
Dec. 2, there will be no Winter 
Carnival. 



Right: This step is called a 
gundelspriing according to the 
Arthur Murray handbook. Ac- 
tually, it is a preview of one of 
the highlights of the Winter 
Weekend. 



Below: "You have thirty-two 
cavities." 

This dragon was erected by 
members of Beta Theta Pi one 
time long ago when the snow 
was white and came from the 
sh/. In 1958 the .fnoiv was black 
and came from the dumptrucks. 




L ..t.x:«^1!A<~.&w ''JAfc.!*-*- 



. Ki~^ fii ftf (H';^i^S^-'Vi'''^rfVr-' ~ J 



Above: Upon her return to 
Smith, Vassar or Holyoke, the 
girl who has been to a Williams 
weekend will bubble with ex- 
citement over the things she 
has done. "It was tremendous." 




Above: You can get tc Wil- 
liamstown, but can you get out? 



Below: "Spanning the abyss 
between WilUanis and Sage dor- 
mitories on the Williams campus 
.ftands Symmes Gate whose 
doors stand ajar to receive the 
youth of America and the 
world. In summer a family of 
thrushes inhabit the chandelier. 
— "Life In The Berkshires" 





THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1958 



Friday's Music Will "Swing" 



By Joe Turner 

When the houselights are fin- 
ally dimmed and the audience as- 
sembled, Chapin Hall will be once 
again ready for the sounds of jazz. 
On Saturday at 7:30 the collegiate 
jazz-lover will enjoy two groups of 
some importance — The Clovers 
and Jimmy MacPartland's Dixie 
Band. 

It is not expected that the voice 
of human emotion expressed by 
the rockin-and-roUin Clovers will 
bear close resemblance to the mu- 
sical feelings of Mr. MacPart- 
land's trumpet. This discrepancy, 
however, is just one of the factors 
that should make the concert an 
interesting one. 

On a common ground of jazz 
improvisation, against a rhythmic 
framework, each of the groups 
presented will be able to offer 
their own distinctive interpreta- 
tion of the art. 

The Clovers 

Since Rhythm and Blues has 
become so popular over the past 
few years, the Houseparty Com- 
mittee felt that something along 
this line should be offered during 
the weekend. 

Fortunately for Williams The 
Clovers is a very swinging vocal 
six of nation-wide acclaim. With 
Buddy Bailey as head tenor, this 
group insists on teamwork not 
only in their vocal arrangements, 
bjt also in their showmanship. 

It is sometimes difficult to pin 
d wn that attribute which makes 
a gro.ip of this sort stand head- 

j. ;;.oiilders above any other. 

To really appreciate their talent 

one must try to feel it, see it, and 

— most Important of all — hear it. 

Unity and Drive 

After catching their act a few 
months ago, I was quite impress- 
ed by the unity and characteris- 
tic drive expressed by these Ne- 
gro musicians. Their sound vocal 
abilities are further enhanced by 
the clownish sideplay and the bop- 
dancing. 

Electric guitar player Bill Har- 
ris is perhaps the most interesting 
component of the aggregation. A 
fine rock-'n-RoIl guitarist, he is 
definitely the coolest man since 
the Ice Age. 

Anyone who has heard The Clo- 
ver.s sing their popular recordings 
of "Love, Love, Love," "I Got My 




MacPARTLAND 
Fluid Expression 

Eyes on You," or "Lovey Dovey," 
knows their vocal vitality. 

Since 1950, when first organized, 
these young singers have been 
widely recognized as the greatest 
Rhythm and Blues group this side 
of the Pecos. 

MacPartland 

Jimmy MacPartland's Band, 
featured for the second half of 
the concert, will Include Pee Wee 
Russell on clarinet and Bud Free- 
man on tenor sax. 

These musicians, along with a 
few others, will undoubtedly be 
introduced as a Dixieland band. It 
is evident, however, that this is a 
pick-up group, and will probably 
sound as such. This cannot be 
blamed on the caliber of the mu- 
sicians themselves. They are, after 
all, musical strangers. 

Since Mr. MacPartland last re- 
corded in 1956, and has been re- 
cently involved with the acting 
profession, it is extremely difficult 
to tell how he will be playing on 
Saturday night. If his horn is as 
good now as it has been in the 
past, however, Jimmy should be 
entertaining. 

Bix's Protegee 

Although Mr. MacPartland is 
over fifty years old, he still plays 
with the conviction shown by the 
young man he came East to re- 
place in 1925 — Bix Beiderbecke. 
Bix, the finest white Dixie triun- 
peter of all time, has said of his 
protege that, next to himself, 
MacPartland is the greatest. Both 
men play a lilting chorus and have 



?5 



Frosh Architects Build 
Gigantic "^"^King Winter 

By Dave Maddox 

A thirty foot monolith of gleaming snow rising from the ashes 
of the Fall's football bonfires stands as a monument to the artistic 
ability and perseverance of the Williams Man, mainly of the '61' 
variety. 

Responsible for the erection of the first "all-college" snow 
statiie of such monumental stature are Tom Fox, chairman of the 
Snow Committee, and Jack Foster, Publicity Chairman of the W. 
O. C. The original design was a product of the imaginative artistry 
of Larry "Picasso" Nilsen and is entitled, for those who couldnt 
guess, King Winter. 

Batman 

One member of the Williamstown Street Crew, donator of 
the snow, reported that as he was cleaning up "lichtey-split" on 
Spring Street he scored a near miss on an allegedly "batman-like" 
figure. The college ground crews with their power equipment were 
of inestimable assistance to the mound-builders in their task of 
piling the snow into one massive pyramid. 

Further strategy for the construction was concocted in a 
meeting of the members of the Snow Committee; Tom Fox, Bill 
Reineke, Hugh Brigham, Larry Mahoney, Dick Dodds, and silent 
partners Al Bogatey, and Jim Frick. Armed with ideas pilfered 
from Dartmouth they forged ahead in fabricating the rough out- 
line upon which the final outlines were moulded. 

In pursuit of this task the twenty shovels that had been pur- 
chased were reduced to nineteen, one having been buried in the 
Gargantua's left shoulder. It is hoped that none of the students 
missing since Mid Terms will be unearthed come Spring. 
Etude en Neif^e 

Due to the adversities of warm weather over the Mid Term 
breather a frantic last minute rush was necessitated. At one stage 
in its construction the statue was entitled Etude en Neige. 

The central supporting telephone pole protruding from the 
snowy pile inspired cosmopolitan wit Larry Mahoney to dub the 
constniction "Whisker With Lather". Tlic final moulding of the 
statue began with the stomach, leading one of the workers to quip 
that man always thinks of his belly first. 



a smooth, fluid expression of mu- 
sical ideas. 

Jimmy, happily, Is far from a 
dyed-in-the-wool, two-beat Dixie- 
lander. He swings. This musician 
is not so helplessly bogged down 
in the Dixieland one-step and New 
Orleans Creole that he cannot ac- 
cept a more contemporary ap- 
proach to his music. 

Because he has been willing to 
accept change, MacPartland has 
been a consistently good trumpet 
player over the years. Do not ex- 
pect typical prohibition-era mu- 
sic. This is a man who has grown 
up with his art. 

Bud Fi-eeman, MacPartland's 
most interesting sideman, is re- 
garded the only significant saxo- 
phone man in Dixieland today. He 
has spent many years playing with 
top Dixie groups throughout the 
country. 



8 Competitions Build Up Carnival 

This is a story of eight contests and six winners. 

According to calculations by the Class of 1960, sponsors of 
the current festivity, 700 dates have been made by Williams men 
for the weekend, establi.shing a new record. 

Alpha Delta Phi reported 57 of 58 members planning to have 
dates. Runners up in this competition included Chi Psi (46), 
Beta Theta Pi (41) and Phi Gamma Delta (38). Closely following 
this contest is the judging of fraternal snow sculpture in a com- 
jjetition sponsored annually (in the event of snow) by the WiUiams 
Outing Club. 

Goaded by the soijhomores' offer of a free cocktail party for 
the freshman entry with the largest percentage of dates. East Leh- 
man won the high pressure race within the class of '61. Entry B of 
Sage just missed the prize. 

The most usual thing about the weekend, according to the 
statisticians, is tliat more Smithies are around than anyone else. 
Eighty of them. And then there are also lots of Mt. Holyoke girls, 
Skidmore girls, Vassar girls, and Wellesley girls (in that order). 
Due to an ill timed Non Resident Term, Bennington finished a 
poor sixth. 

A competition to see what social unit can sell the largest 
number of advance tickets to Jimmy MacPartland's jazz was un- 
decided at press time. Beta Theta Pi was unofficially in the lead 
to win six bottles of domestic champagne offered. 



WILLIAMS SENIORS 

A Procter & Gamble Representative Will Be 
Interviewing Here On February 19, 1958 

Unusual opportunities in 

Marketing- Advertising 

Management 



Procter & Gamble has interesting 
openings in its Advertising Depart- 
ment for college-trained men. New 
men will be assigned to small mar- 
keting groups responsible for the ef- 
fectiveness of all consumer advertis- 
ing and promotion effort on an 
important national product. Each 
man receives careful on-the-job 
training under experienced market- 
ing men, and will be advanced in- 
dividually—as rapidly as his ability 
permits. The nature of the work is 
business management rather than 
creative advertising, and involves 



working closely with many Com- 
pany Departments and with our 
Advertising Agencies. 

The men we need must have a 
genuine interest in business, and the 
desire and ability to assume respon- 
sibility quickly. They should have 
the ability to work closely with 
many types of people, and more 
than their share of imagination, ag- 
gressiveness and sound judgment. 
However, because of our unique 
training program, experience or col- 
lege courses in Advertising are not 
necessary. 



Additional information is on file in the Placement Office. 



Mr. H. H. Wilson, Jr. 

of the P & G Advertising Department 

will be at 

WILLIAMS 

on February 1 9 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1958 



Tense Win By Capers 
During Final Seconds 



The Williams varsity basketball 
team upset a favored Springfield 
College club 57-56 last Tuesday 
night at Lasell Gymnasium In one 
of the most thrilling games of the 
year. Jeff Morton paced the Ephs 
with 30 points and his usual fine 
all-around performance. It re- 
mained, however, for two sopho- 
mores to come off the bench to 
win the game for Williams. 

In the first half, the play was 
sloppy. Springfield led 25-23. In 
the second half, both the play 
and the excitement picked up 
considerably. Morton began to 
score from every conceivable an- 
gle as the lead changed hands in- 
numerable times. 

As the game began to draw to 
a close, sophomores George Boyn- 
ton and J. B. Morris entered the 
lineup. Springfield took the lead 
54-53 with about two minutes re- 
maining; Boynton was then fouled 
and under extreme pressure, coolly 
walked to the line and sank two 
free throws as the large partisan 
crowd went wild. The score now 
read Williams 55, Springfield 54. 
The Maroons then lost the ball, 
and with a minute and 23 seconds 
left to play, Williams employed a 




JEFF MORTON, erame captain 

freeze, waiting for the sure shot. 
A pass, however, went astray, and 
Springfield surged ahead 56-55 on 
a one hander with 14 seconds left. 
Now, it was Morris' turn; J. B., 
bringing the ball up, was fouled by 
Sullivan. He calmly converted his 
two free throws thus giving Wil- 
liams its 57-56 victory. 



Sextet Wins 6-1; 
Burgert Shatters 
First Period Tie 

The varsity hockey team, notch- 
ed their fifth victory Wednesday 
night by a 6-1 score over the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts on Am- 
herst's dimly lit Orr rink. Wil- 
liams dominated the play in the 
first and third period but was 
constantly denied by the sharp 
goaltending of Joe DeMasselis. 

The Redmen were practically 
helpless in the opening minutes 
of the contest and were unable to 
put together a real scoring threat 
until midway in the period. Wil- 
li.^ms failed to capitalize until 
15:55 of the first period when Tom 
Piper stepped in from the point 
and hit the far corner with a low 
slapshot. The equalizer came three 
minutes later on a backhand by 
Pozzo, U. Mass. right wing, and 
the period ended a 1-1 tie. 

Woody Burgert opened the scor- 
ing in the second frame by knock- 
ing in a rebound to give the Eph- 
men the winning margin. At the 
thirteen minute mark Jim PMsher 
netted one to increase the lead 
to 3-2 as Williams showed increas- 
ing poise on their scoring oppor- 
tunities. 

Three goals in the third period 
put the score up to 6-1. Mike 



Top Eastern Colleges 
Spark Eph Ski Meet 





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Do they? A lot of not-so-trusting souls think otherwise. 
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We'll help. We want to tell you how much the Bell Tele- 
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JIM BECKET co-captain of 
varsity ski team 

Grant caught the corner at 2:41 
of the period, followed by Bob 
Lowden's rebound shot at 3:55. 
Dave Wood closed out the scoring 
at 12:46 by tipping in a setup from 
Dave Cook and Rich Lombard. 

The varsity's next game is with 
Amherst at home, on Saturday 
February 8. Amherst has beaten 
the U. Mass. club earlier this sea- 
son 2-0. 

Frosh Suffer Defeat 

Scoring forty-six points in the 
second half, the Springfield fresh- 
man basketball team defeated the 
Eph frosh 82-69 at Lasell gymna- 
sium Tuesday night. 

Driving and fast-breaking well, 
the Maroon yearlings increased a 
slim 36-36 lead at the half to a 
twelve point bulge at the three 
quarter mark. Hitting on shots 
from all over the court, the 
Springfield mai'ksmen posted an 
amazing 62 per cent shooting av- 
erage in the second half. 

Merton of Springfield was high 
scorer with 22. The Williams squad 
was led by Weaver with 18. Guz- 
etti and Schriber had 15 points 
each. 



Eph Ski Coach Hurt; 
Brother Takes Team 

Going against the toughest com- 
petition of the season, the Wil- 
liams ski team will be without the 
services of their coach Ralph 
Townsend. Coach Townsend suf- 
fered a torn achilles tendon In an 
accident on the Dartmouth down- 
hill course last Saturday. 

The injury will keep Townsend 
completely inactive for 10 to 14 
days. Complete recovery is pre- 
dicted but coaching activities will 
be greatly curtailed. 

Dartmouth Offers Help 

Tuesday of this week, Mr. Prank 
Thoms, Director of Athletics re- 
ceived a telegram from Rand Doc, 
president of the Dartmouth Out- 
ing club, offering "specialized per- 
sonnel and equipment as aids to 
Its friend Ralph Townsend . . ." 
Mr. Thoms and Mr. Townsend 
both expressed their sincere ap- 
preciation for the gesture. 

During the Carnival, and it Is 
hoped through the Middlebury 
meet. Coach Townsend's older 
brother Paul will take the team. 
Both brothers were on the 1950 
United States World Champion- 
ship Team. 




"Sweet" Valentines are being 

sent this year. If you prefer 

"Snide" we hove them at 

MARGE'S 

53 Spring Street 



Tomorrow, the East's finest ski- 
ers will be shooting down the fa- 
mous Thunderbolt Trail on Mt. 
Greylock under ideal conditions. 
Packing has been proceeding well 
all week and the trail was in top 
shape as the Ephmen started to 
warm up Thursday. 

The downhill record for the cui'- 
rent Thunderbolt course was set 
at last year's Carnival by Chic 
Igaya of Dartmouth at 01:14.6. 
Better conditions will prevail this 
year and the time may be lowered. 
Three outstanding downhill men 
will take a crack at beating Iga- 
ya's record. They are: Gary 
Vaughn of Norwich, Dave Har- 
wood of Dartmouth, and his class- 
mate Bill Smith. 

This year's Winter Carnival has 
been picked as one of the top ski 
meets of the season. Competing 
in the Williams Carnival will be 
teams from Dartmouth, Harvard, 
Yale, Middlebury, St. Lawrence, 
Un. of Vermont, Un. of New 
Hampshire, and Norwich. Middle- 
bury did not compete in the Dart- 
mouth Carnival and is picked as 
second favorite behind Dartmouth. 
Also contending for top places 
will be Norwich, and Williams. 
Jumping Improved 
Eph scoring hopes rest on the 
shoulders of its co-captains Jim 
Becket and Chip Wright. They 
will head both the downhill and 
slalom teams for Williams backed 
up by sophomore Bill Judson and 
junior George Fisher. Williams is 
weakest in the jumping but the 
steady improvement of Bill 
Booth, the only veteran, and Cliff 
Colwell should give the team a 
better placing than in the Dart- 
mouth meet. 

For interested spectators, the 
most ideal spot for both the down- 
hill and slalom is "Hell Dive", 
halfway up the 1.35 mile Thun- 
derbolt trail. Cross-country will be 
held at Savoy State Forest Sun- 
day morning. Jumping will be at 
Goodell Hollow Sunday afternoon. 
How They're Picked 

Dartmouth 

Middlebury 

Norwich 

St. Lawrence — Williams 

New Hampshire 

Vermont 

Yale 

Harvard 



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

Saturday 

10:00 A.M. Downhill (Grey- 
lock) 
1:00 P.M. Slalom (Grey- 
look) 
Sunday 

9:00 A.M. C-Country (Sa- 
voy For.) 
1:30 P.M. Jumping (Good- 
ell Hollow) 



Frosh Squash Team 
Beaten By Deerfield 

Losing all nine matches, the 
freshman squash team went down 
to defeat at the hands of an ex- 
perienced Deerfield squad Wed- 
nesday, on the victor's courts. 

In the number one match Bob 
Hetherington, covering the court 
well and displaying a wide array 
of shots, conquered Williams' 
Bruce Brian, 18-15, 15-3, 15-1. 
Steve Thayer was overcome by Og- 
den Phipps of Deerfield in the 
second match, 15-8, 10-15, 15-5, 
18-16. The only Williams player to 
win two games of his match was 
ninth man Marty Linsky, who suc- 
cumed, 15-7, 15-6, 13-15, 8-15. 15- 
5. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1958 



Freshman Swimmers 
Top Hotchkiss Team 

In a meet that saw five records 
shattered, the Williams freshman 
swimming team defeated Hotch- 
kiss School 45-41 Tuesday In La- 
sell Pool. 

This victory, only two points 
short of the total run up by the 
Yale Frosh in defeating Hotch- 
kiss, establishes the Eph yearlings 
as one of the best teams in the 
nation. 

Prior to the Williams meet, the 
Hotchkiss team, a powerhouse a- 
mong the nation's prep school 
teams, had lost only to the Yale 
frosh team, but not before scaring 
the Elis. 

Co-Captains Score 

Leading the scoring parade for 
Williams were co-captains Buck 
Robinson, Neil Devaney, and Ter- 
ry Allen, as each set a new fresh- 
man record in his event. Robin- 
son posted a time of 1;10,4 in the 
100-yd. breaststroke, naiTowly 
nipping Bruce Harper of Williams 
at the finish. Devaney shaved a 
full second off the old record in 
winning the 100-yd. butterfly in 
the time of 1:01,4, and Allen 
turned in the record time of 1:39, 
9 in the 150-yd. individual medley. 

Devaney and Robinson teamed 
with Jim Urbach and Sam Bober- 
son in winning the 200-yd. medley 
relay in the record time of 1:40,9. 
The 100-yd. freestyle was one of 
the most exciting events of the 
meet as Mike Dively of Williams 
pushed Hotchkiss' Bob McMaster 
to set a new prep record of 54,4. 



Fire 



Cross assistants and relief work- 
ers gave aid and comfort to the 
homeless who had to escape scant- 
ily dressed into 10 degree weather. 

Two Casualties 

One of the victims, Delores 
Grey, 4, was trapped in the flam- 
ing building while her brother, 
David, 8, died as result of injuries 
suffered from a leap from the top 
story. Thirteen other members of 
the Grey family including father 
and mother escaped without in- 
juries as did 4 other families. 

I'he red-brick structure located 
at River and Veazie Streets was 
itrmed a total loss. Because of the 
possibility of the shaky west wall 
collapsing. Fire Chief Ai'thui' A. 
Girard roped off the vulnerable 
area and evacuated persons living 
in the adjacent building. 

Flames Uncontrollable 

After the second floor Ignition, 
in the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. 
Calvin Burdick, the call was given 
and inhabitants aroused. The 
flames spread beyond Initial con- 
trol and with the side entrance 
blocked by the fire, occupants had 
to flee down the rear wooden 
stairs. 

Besides the appearance of the 
entire city fire equipment, stan- 
dard for a double alarm blaze, 
auxiliary firefighters, police, Civ- 
il Defense and Public Works De- 
partment officials were available. 



Gaudino . . . 

suit of truth is a strenuous task; 
there can be no compromise or 
bargaining. "It is Inquiry of the 
highest kind. It must go beyond 
existing practices and opinions to 
the ordering of actions and know- 
ledge." 

Returning to the business man, 
he said, "There is no evidence to 
indicate that he has attained a 
full mental grasp of education's 
purpose." 




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in 1915 from knowing how bad 
war could be." 

Indignation ran high when the 
British declared the entire North 
Sea a battle area because it was 
a restriction of the neutral trade 
of the U. S. As a reprisal for this 
illegal (in international law) ac- 
tion, the Germans declared an 
equally illegal blockade of the Bri- 
tish isles. The US, he said, com- 
mitted legal crimes of equal mag- 
nitude when it had become offi- 
cially a belligerent. He therefore 
held that the "moral" indignation 
in this country was the result of 
the "God given right of neutrals 
to make money from somebody 
else's bloodshed." 

He raised the question, "Can we 
live with a long atomic stale- 
mate?" in the light of the sub- 
marine problem. He called the US 
a "very tempestuous" nation. 
"When we have a problem, we 
want to get it over with." 

Wilson's leadership at Versailles 
was called one of the most un- 
usual events in history because "it 
was the one thing Britain and 
France didn't want." However, he 
stated that peace was not the re- 
sult of the 14 points minus one 
plus a definition of reparations. 
It was the result of our efforts 
toward Bulgaria's defection from 
Germany which lost the alliance 
its oil wells and the psychological 
effect of the German's loss of the 
offensive. 




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Volume LXXII, Number 3 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 




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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



Faculty To Spoof 
Eggheads^ Sputnik 

The keynotes of the Faculty Re- the World War I era, when It was 



vue, opening Thursday for a three- 
day run at the AMT, will be hu- 
mor and variety. 

The production, under the di- 
rection of William Martin, will in- 
clude a boudoir scene from a play 
by Shaw, Stravinsky's "Soldier's 
Tale," and a faculty-written spoof 
on the intellectual in the Missile 
Age. 

The last part of the show will, 
according to Martin, be "the story 
of the egghead, before and after 
Sputnik." The leading role of Pro- 
fessor Nemo will be played by Eng- 
lish Professor Donald Gifford. A- 
mong the stage effects will be the 
launching of a rocket. 

Several satirical songs will be 
sung — and danced — by the fac- 
ulty. The show makes fun of prac- 
tically everything, including ad- 
vertisnig, education, sedatives, 
Williams, and the "beat genera- 
tion." 

Soldier's Tale 

Tlie parts in Stravinsky's "Sol- 
dirr's Tale" will be taken by Dean 
of Freshmen William Cole, David 
Boulton of the English Depart- 
ment, and Wilkin Thomas '58. 

The work, according to Thomas 
Griswold — who will conduct the 
music — is one of the most import- 
ant works of this century. It is a 
Faustian legend which reflects the 
bitter deterministic attitudes of 



written. 

The opening part of the Faculty 
Revue will be a scene from Shaw's 
"The Apple Cart." AMT Director 
Giles Playfair and Mrs. Donald 
Gifford will fill the leading roles. 



Lnderclassmen To Elect 
Class Officers Thursday 

In elections that sliould show the extent or e.xistence of student "apathy" or "discontent", fresh- 



men, sopliomores and juniors wu 
between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. 




Minor Accidents 
Dampen Weekend 

Houseparty Weekend did not go 
without a compliment of accidents 
caused largely by an unexpected 
blizzard. With Williams students 
experiencing a variety of trans- 
portation difficulties, no serious 
accidents had been reported as of 
Monday afternoon. 

The most extensive damage re- 
ported occurred when Bruce J. 
McEldowney '59, hit a lumber 
truck Friday afternoon on Route 
116 near Cheshire. He and the 
six dates with him were released 
from Plunket Memorial Hospital 
in Adams with minor Injuries. 

James K. Snow struck a tele- 
phone pole in Pittsfield Friday 
night with four Simmons girls a- 
board. They were treated for 
bruises and cuts at the Pittsfield 
General Hospital. 

John Searles '60, ran Into a 
parked car by the Colonial Shop- 
ping Center. The parked automo- 
bile was owned by Bob R. Holdren, 
Assistant Professor of Economics. 

William Collins collided with 
another car on Main Street Satur- 
day. 

Lewis Terrell skidded on the Ta- 
conic Trail Friday. He and pas- 
senger Robert Greenspan were un- 
injured. 

Earl H. Anderson hit another 
car in front of the Zeta Psi house 
on the comer of Main and South 
Streets. 

Many misfortunes were caused 
by adverse weather conditions, and 
cars left stuck on the roads were 
a common hazard. The totals were 
undoubtedly reduced by wide- 
spread abandonment of automo- 
bile transport Sunday afternoon 
In favor of railroad transporta- 
tion. 



THE SNOW KING 
last laug^h 



photo by Bradford 



"King Winter^^ Accused 
Of Conjuring Blizzard 

By Mack Hassler 
Executive Managing Editor 

King Winter imposed a bitter reign on Winter Carnival 1958. 

With his saucy head raised to the sky, one would almost think 
this jolly giant possessed supernatural powers, for the snow he 
conjured upon Williamstown was the biggest news of last week- 
end's houseparty. When it began sifting down Friday afternoon, 
the skiers were talking of six inches. When Les Elgart still had not 
arrived at midnight, nearly a foot had fallen on and around 
laughing King Winter. 

Timing was perfect, and it was a similar story for everyone 
trying to get into Williamstown. Elgart hitch-hiked from Peters- 
burg after his 1958 station wagon had skidded into a snow laank. 
One freshman, after making the almost five hour trip over to Al- 
bany to meet his girl, who was flying in, found that the plane 
had gone on to Boston. She caught a bus to Williamstown in 
time to say goodbye. 

"But can t/ou get out again" 

The Record reporter who wrote this caption under a snow pic- 
ture in the last issue was prophetic for the smothering conditions 
lasted through leaving time. Not only were couples unable to get 
to the ski events, but one student spent foiu' hours Sunday after- 
noon digging his girls car out of the drifts of West College park- 
ing lot. 

There were warm spots in the weekend, though, such as Ca- 
rol Starke, sophomore at Wheelock College, who was crowned 
Carnival Queen Saturday evening. At least .slie presented a less 
formidable and ominous aspect than King Winter. 



X-Rule' Takes Toll 



32 Men Leave School 
After First Semester 



Dean Barnett has disclosed that 
a total of 32 men, or 3 per cent of 
the college, have dropped out or 
been dismissed from College after 
the first semester. 

In an Interview held on Feb. 4, 
the Dean pointed out that 12 men 
were dismissed specifically for ac- 
ademic deficiency, and of the re- 
maining 20 men, "a large percent- 
age" only avoided this same fate 
by dropping out on their own ac- 
cord before the end of the semes- 
ter. 

At this time last year while 27 
men had dropped out, only three 
had been dismissed, indicating a 



40 per cent increase for 1957-58. 
Questioned to the possible cause 
of this considerable jump, Dean 
Barnett stated: "A good share of 
this increase is due to a general 
tightening of academic standards, 
of which process the three C rule 
is the most prominent aspect." 

This rule proved to be the un- 
doing of five sophomores alone, 
taking a smaller toll among the 
upper two classes. 

Warning Issued 

This increase in failures is also, 
of course, an indicaiion of unsat- 
isfactory performance on the part 

Continued on Page 6, Col. 5 



cast tiieir ballots lor class officers Thursday in the Student Union 

Seniors will choose permanent class officers in a special elec- 
tion meeting to be held in the near future. 

Each class will choose a president and secretary-treasurer; 
while the freshmen will select one College Council representative, 
the sophomores two and the juniors three. All tlie underclass of- 
ficers, plus two seniors, will form the 1958 College Council. 
Preferential Balloting: 

Despite a recent move in the CC 
to change the election procedure, 
the old method of preferential 
voting will be used. 

Nominations were made by pe- 
titions, which were due at mid- 
night Tuesday night. Each candi- 
date is automatically running for 
the presidency, while the "losers" 
with the largest vote totals will 
become the secondary officers. 

College Council Election Com- 
mittee chairman, Ted Wynne '58, 
observed that 100 per cent of last 
year's freshmen cast their votes, 
while around 70 per cent of the 
sophomores and juniors usually 
complete their ballots. He was hes- 
itant to predict this year's turnout. 
Nilsen Comments 

Retiring CC president, Larry 
Nilsen '58, made this statement to 
the RECORD Sunday night. "In 
view of the criticism this past 
term that the College Council is 
not representative, I would urge 
everyone to vote this Thursday. 
Only by having everyone take part 
in the voting can we have a rep- 
resentative College Council." 

Nilsen also stressed that College 
Council members should not be 
selected on a popularity basis. He 
urged everyone to give serious con- 
sideration to all the candidates. 

Results of the election are ex- 
pected to be available by late 
Thursday night. 

Few Petitions 

As of Sunday night, the num- 
ber of circulating nominating pe- 
titions was below that of recent 
years. The number was expected to 
increase considerably by Thm-s- 
day, however. 



Burns Considers 
Seeking Election 

Professor James M. Burns, 
chairman of the Political Science 
Department, will run for Congress 
next fall, according to a Boston 
newspaper. 

Professor Burns said that al- 
though he has not finally decided, 
he is "considering" seeking elec- 
tion. 

Democrat Burns is reported to 
have strong backing from Mas- 
sachusetts Democratic leader's. A- 
mong his past political activity art 
stints as a delegate to the National 
Democratic Conventions in 1952 
and 1956. 

The First Congressional District, 
where Burns will enter the race, 
has not had a Democratic Con- 
gressman for 66 years. If he runs. 
Burns will oppose Republican 
John W. Heselton who has held 
a seat in Congress since 1944 and 
is expected to run for another 
term. 

Professor Burns is presently giv- 
ing a series of lectures concerning 
"Russia and the American Fu- 
ture", based on his trip to the 
USSR last year. 



Alumni To Attend 
Winter Reunion 

Midwinter Homecoming, the an- 
nual reunion of Williams alumni, 
will be held this coming weekend. 
Charles B. Hall, Alumni Secretary, 
is directing the activities. 

The agenda includes a discussion 
entitled "American Destiny: Sec- 
ond Rate Power?". The panel will 
be moderated by Alfred E. Dris- 
coU '25. former governor of New 
Jersey, and consists of Vincent 
M. Barnett, Emile Despres, Char- 
les R. Keller, and David A. Park. 

A small Jazz concert, a faculty 
party, fraternity dinners and 
meetings, an alumni-parent and 
son lunch, and the dedication of 
the Charles Caldwell Memorial 
and Ken Reynold's portrait will 
complete the official program. 

Although attendance at the 
Winter Homecoming has seen a 
steady decline during past years, 
Mr. Hall hopes that the 1958 cal- 
endar of events will make this 
weekend a well attended one. 



All-College Musical 
Scheduled For May 

Robert Vail '58, will write this 
year's All-College Musical which 
will be produced in May. 

Returning this year to take 
charge of the musical end of the 
program will be Otto Frohlich of 
Miami University. Mr. Fi'ohlich 
will conduct, orchestrate and ar- 
range the music. 

This year's production will be 
administered like a Broadway mu- 
sical. There will be a choreograph- 
er, a director of lines, and a musi- 
cal director. 

Acting as overall director will 
be Peter Culman '59. William Mar- 
tin of the drama department will 
advise in an unofficial capacity. 



Singers Elect Brown 

Donald W. Brown '59. has 
been elected president of the 
Williams College Glee Club. The 
other new '58 officers are Man- 
ager Bradford Smith and as- 
sociated managers Newell Bi- 
shop '60, William Dolg '60 and 
Dennis Mitchell '60. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1958 



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Vol. LXXH February 12, 1958 Number 3 

CC: RETROSPECT 
AND PROSPECT 

The outgoing College Council leaves behind 
a record of accoinplisluneiit— rare for student 
goveniment at Williams. 

Under its direction thorough and valuable 
investigations iiave been made of discrimina- 
tion ill fraternities and of tlie financing of extra- 
curricular activities. A ]ilaii was tested for tlie 
typing of final e.xanis and a coininittee was set 
up to study the lirolilein ol compulsory chapel. 
Two Fiascos 

Tliis CC will be remembered, however, for 
two fiascos. 

During the fall term it called a compulsory 
all-college meeting and installed FM radio sets 
in every fraternity dining room for the broad- 
casting of announcements at noon. 

The |5ur|50se of these two moves was "the 
improvement of college communications" which 
Gargoyle had called necessary. Without investi- 
gating the problem of communications at Wil- 
liams the Council j^assed the Gargoyle recom- 
mendations too hastily. 

The all-college meeting, disrupted by a 
bomb scare, made the CC look ridiculous. And 
the FM radios, ]3aid for by an all-student tax, 
fell quickly into disuse. 

These moves were not made because CC 
members were acutely concerned with communi- 
cations. They saw a chance to bring their or- 
ganization before the ]3ublic at a Chaj^in Hall 
meeting and at every lunch table. 
Not Power Hungni 

They were not "power hungry". They had 
read the first articles of their constitution— the 
vague and high-sounding statement of their aims. 

The purpose of the CC, say the articles, is 
"to ]3romote the ideals of the college." It will be 
a "controlling and directing force." It will develop 
among students a "sense of i^ersonal res]jonsibili- 
ty for their own conduct." 

When they acted on the Gargoyle commun- 
ications proposals, the Council members were 
sincerely trying to fulfill the spirit of tliese ideal- 
istic aims. They wanted to evoke respect and in- 
terest among the students for student govern- 
ment. 

But they acted too self-consciously. Tlie com- 
plications of the communications problem were 



hidden from them, because they were not look- 
ing in that direction. They were looking instead 
at the problem of their own postion on campus. 

As a result theh "solution" of the communi- 
cations problem was wholly inadequate. Instead 
of enliancing their prestige when the FM re- 
ceivers were moved out of the dining rooms and 
when the policeman announced to a laughing 
crowd that he had received a rejiort of a bomb 
planted in Cliapin Hall, Uiey lowered it consid- 
erably. 

Superb Work 

When the Council has acted witliout tliis 
self-rnnsciousness, it has clone superb work. 

Dave Phillips' report on discrimination was 
called a "masterpiece of sociological research." 
It has led to trustee action aimecl at erasing the 
problem of racial and religious discrimination 
from the Williams social system. 

The report on extra-curricular finances, al- 
though not under direct CC administration, was 
discussed at length by Council members. Pro- 
l^osals from the rejjort were adopted and effected 
by the Council. The result will be less financial 
irresponsibility in college organizations. 

A/o Interest? 

These reports represent the kind of valuable 
work the Council can do. It is true diat students 
interested enough in studtMit government to do 
the amount of work such a report requires are 
rare. Too often Council rej^orts are like the re- 
cent investigation of houseparties: sloppy, su- 
perficial, and of little value. 

Yet interest cannot be generated by clumsy, 
self-conscious efforts to make tire Council more 
'ie]iri'sentative." 

We ho|5e that the Council to be elected 
1 lunsdav will see this. If they can produce more 
|)eiietiatiiig studies of |5roblems at Williams, they 
will gain more genuine respect and interest from 
the students. If they worry too much about their 
own |)osition on campus, tliey will take steps 
which will lead to ridicule. 

Not "Controlling Force" 

The place of student government at Wil- 
liams can not be that of a "contiolling force." 
Very few students at Williams wish to feel the 
CC developing a "sense of personal responsibil- 
ity" in their everyday lives. 

The Council will never be "representative." 
At election time ballots are cast for responsible, 
public spirited, conservative men. Tlie students 
do not ask to be reiMesented by the members 
they elect. They ask merely not to be inished 
into going to a meeting or payhig for an unused 
radio so that the Council can increase its prestige. 

The CC can do more for the students by 
thorough investigations of student problems. The 
Council will not become a second Gargoyle. Tlie 
fact that it is poinilarly elected, that its meetings 
are oiien, and that it is empowered to set up or- 
ganization to put its proposals into effect, make 
this impossible. 

We hope that the incoming CC will accom- 
plish more if it concentrates on what it is doing 
and forgets about its own prestige. 



ADAMS MEMORIAL THEATER 

PRESENTS 

THE INTERLUDE From Bernard Shaw's 
THE APPLE CART 

with Rassie Gifford and Gales Playfair 

L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT 

by Igor Stravinski 

Conducted by Thomas M. Griswald 

Directed by William J. Martin 

Designed by H. Lee Hirshe 

M ORIGINAL DIVERTISSEMENT 

FEATURING 
THE miLlAMS COLLEGE FACULTY 



THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13, 14, 15 '58 
Telephone Williamstown 538 Admission $1.50 tax exempt 



Les Elgart, Entertaining Personality 

Bi/ John Pliillips 
Managing Editor 

Success ill the entertainment world is typified by Les Elgarts' 
rise to fame. His "dancing sound" has rocketed him to prominence, 
but his unassuming manner inherited from humble origins has re- 
mained intact. 

Stranded in Williamstown when his car slid into a snowdrift 
near Petersburg, New York, Friday evening, Elgart spent the 
night in one of the fraternity houses on cam|ius, providing as 
thoroughly enjoyable eiitertaimiient with his personality as he had 
earlier accomplished with his musical artistry. 

Faced with a breakfast menu of sausagi- and eggs Saturday 
inoriiing, Elgart refused the eggs. He explained by relating the 
story or his childhood jiet chicken "Peggv ' whose untimely demise 
in the interests of a Sunday dinner had made him unable to sto- 
mach either chicken or eggs evei- since. 

"bubonic trail" 

Elgart said that despite King Winter's efforts at derision his 
reception at Williams was extremely gratifying. Asked about the 
satisfaction he received from iiis business, he said that his greatest 
enjoyment stemmed from jilaying for college dances because 
"young people are more apiireciative of the sounds we try to 
create. ' 

After playing for three months in the Cafe Rouge at New 
York's Statler Hotel, Elgart said he was iiajiiiy to be on the road 
again, although the wintry difficulties of liis lirst road appearance 
in Williamstown (due to the treacherous obstacles of the "bubonic 
trail"), had caused a certain loss of exuberance. 

With the aid of a few Williams' students, Elgart and two of 
his musical cohorts wheeled their car out of its drifted berth Sat- 
urday morning and set out for anoUier dance appearance at Syra- 
cuse that night. Their six-car caravan moved slowly back to Man- 
hattan Sunday, planning one more New England stop before an 
extensive soutliern tour beginning this week in Augusta, Georgia. 

Arriving at his car Saturday morning, Elgart cracked through 
its icy casing and openetl the door. Sticking his head inside, he 
joked characteristically: "You see, honey, 1 told you we'd be back". 



TACONIC 
Lumber and Hardware Co. 

George W. Schryver Peter B. Schryver 

Headquarters for Quality Merchandise Since 1889 

Business Hours — 7:30 A.M. To 4:30 P.M. Dolly 
Saturdays — 7:30 To 11 :30 A.M. Only 




Anachronism? 



Not really. 'Cause if Coke had been 
around in Caesar's day, Caesar would 
have treated himself to the sparkling 
good taste, the welcome lift of Coke! 
Caesar's motto— "I came, I saw, I 
conquered." Pretty good motto for 
Coke too— the prime favorite in over 
100 countries today I 



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SIGN OF GOOD TASTE 



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BERKSHIRE COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. 

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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1958 



Cinema-Scoop 



Walden - "The Last Bridge" 
with Maria Schell as the finest 
dramatic performance this week 
and winner of several awards 
since release in 1954, from Tues- 
day through Thursday. By the- 
atrical persuasiveness and in- 
tensity of emotions, Maria Schell 
separates herself from tho beat- 
en celluloid track. Hers is a 
quality finally being recognized 
in this country after several 
years of only European renown. 

"The Delicate Delinquent". 
Jerry Lewis and "Reprisal", Guy 
Madison, Friday and Saturday. 



"The Bride is Much Too Beau- 
tiful" with Bridget Bardot, Sun- 
day through Tuesday. 

Paramount - "Jet Attack" and 
"Suicide Battalion" - Tuesday 
"Don't Go Near the Water", 
Glenn Ford and "Gunfire at In- 
dian Gap", Wednesday through 
Saturday. 

Mohawk - "Tlie Quiet Ameri- 
can" with Audey Murphy and 
"Jungle Heat" - Tuesday. 

"Raintree County", with Mont- 
Romery Clift, Eva Marie Saint 
and Elizabeth Taylor, Wednesday 
through Saturday. 



UKE^RIIIFI', IT IS ABUZZ 






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'SHARP AND 
i ENGROSSING!" 

— Harold Tribunt 

JEAN GABIN 

mm NOEL 

*ir CRACKLES 
WITH EXCITEMENTl 



Exclusive Showing 



Plus Gina Lollobrigidio in "Four Ways Out" 
STATE— PITTSFIELD FEB. 12-18 



Jeffs Consider 
New Honor Code 

After several unsuccessful at- 
tempts the Amherst student body 
is making rapid strides towards 
establishing an honor system. 

The honor code, a 67 year-old 
tradition at Williams, will be sub- 
mitted for approval to the class of 
1962 during freshman orientation 
next fall. If next year's freshman 
class adopts the system, it will 
be subject to essentially the same 
code of honor which exists for the 
Williams student. 

Subsequent Classes to Approve 

The system will then be submit- 
ted to subsequent classes, and, if 
adopted by all, Amherst will be 
totally under the honor system in 
four years. The present freshman, 
sophomore and junior classes may 
also adopt the code if they wish. 

Two systems are currently under 
study. Under the first, any stu- 
dent observing academic dishon- 
esty would warn the offending 
student and after observing a sec- 
ond offense, would either ask the 
offender to turn himself in or re- 
port him to the honor board. 

Under the provisions of the sec- 
ond system, the preliminary warn- 
ing would be eliminated. 

Tlie Amherst honor code will 
refer only to academic matters as 
does the Williams system. 



Restauranteur Boasts 
Personality^ Ingenuity 

By John Good 
"Under new management" is the advertisement proffered on 
a sign on tlie College Restaurant since September 14. With the 
reign of "Williamstown's Anna Magnani", last year's combustible 
wonuui manager, the College Restaurant sank to a new low in 
patronage. Williams students passed up the emporium with such 
' little regard last year, that this 



Train Service Halted 
From Here To Troy 

All train service between Wil- 
liamstown and Ti'oy, N. Y. lias 
been discontinued by the Boston 
and Maine Railroad. 

George B. Hill, B & M vice-pre- 
sident revealed that the recent de- 
cision was made because of a 
constant loss of money on that 
stretch in past months. Thus, 
Williamstown is now the western 
terminal for the B & M run from 
Boston. 

Mall service between North Ad- 
ams and Albany is now in the care 
of a star truck route operating on 
a two-trip per day schedule. Pre- 
vailing rumors are presently cir- 
culating to the effect that Green- 
field will soon become the end of 
the line, cutting Williamstown off 
from all train service. 




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WHAT IS AN IRRITATING MONSTER? 




GARY LAIR, 
OKLAHOMA A. a M. 



Naggin' Dragon 




WHAT IS A CROCHETING CONTEST? 




LEE SCANLON. 
AMHERST 



Lace Race 



MOVIE STARS can have the best of everything. The one above (Miss Va Va 
Voom) drives a limousine so swanky it carries a sports car instead of a spare. Her 
swimming pool's so large it has tides. When it comes to cigarettes, Miss Voom picks 
(Surprise! Surprise!) Lucky Strike. Says she, "A Lucky is just as light as they come, 
dahlings. Its divine taste comes from fine tobacco . . . and simply everyone knows it's 
toasted to taste even better!" All of which makes her a Quotable Notable! Light up a 
Lucky yourself. You'll say, "It's the best-tasting cigarette I ever smoked!" End quote. 



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WHAT IS A GOURMET SOCIETY? 




CAROLE SCOTT, 
KENT STATE U. 



Grub Club 



We'll pay $25 for every Stickler we print — ^^■<^. ^M 

and for hundreds more that never get used ' 

So start Stickling — they're so easy you can 

think of dozens in seconds! Sticklers are 

simple riddles with two-word rhyming 

answers. Both words must have 

the same number of syllables. 

(Don't do drawings.) Send 'em all 

with your name, address, college 

and class to Happy-Joe-Lucky, 

Box 67A, Mount Vernon, N. Y. 



WHAT SOUND DOES A 
BROKEN CLOCK MAKE? 




INNA KOMARNITSKY. 
CHATHAM COLLEGE 



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WHAT IS A CHIN 


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WHAT IS THE SECOND VIOLIN IN A TRIO? 




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year they haven't given the "un- 
der new management" sign a sec- 
ond glance. 

But the sign, though not en- 
hancing the restaurant's rather 
shabby facade, carries a great sig- 
nificance to any who should no- 
tice and stop in to talk with the 
new management, Harold Raith- 
el. The sign is significant because 
it indicates that not only is the 
manager new, but more important 
he is amiable and personable. Be- 
cause Harold is endowed with 
these two traits essential in at- 
tracting the undergraduate trade 
iD is a sure bet that the College 
Restaurant will rise out of the 
abyss to which it sank last year. 

Though Harold is the manager, 
the College Restaurant is in reali- 
ty a family business. Harold's 
parents were forced to evacuate 
an enterprising restaurant busi- 
ness in North Adams to make way 
for a State highway. They were 
given the opportunity to buy the 
College Re.staurant business short- 
ly thereafter. 

Since the restaurant is too large 
for two elderly people to manage 
alone, they invited Harold to buy 
in with them. Though he was liv- 
ing comfortably in Boston working 
in the Sunbeam appliance service 
center and attending night school 
at MIT, Harold willingly com- 
plied. 

Armed with no business experi- 
ence and with only a little cook- 
ing know-how gained in the mili- 
tary I he served from 1944 to 1953 
in the marines, army and air 
force) but heavily loaded with af- 
fability, Harold began the up-hill 
battle to put the College Restau- 
rant on its feet. 

Harold, in addition to being an 
investor, is an inventor of sorts. 
A Kraft cheese package, a Gen- 
eral Electric reciprocating turbine 
engine, and a projected General 
Motors free piston engine are all 
in some way products of his Im- 
aginative mind. 

Harold's nack for Innovation has 
carried over into his business. A 
new, efficient catering sei'vice has 
strengthened his position consid- 
erably. When business has finally 
picked up to the extent where he 
can make improvements, Harold 
voiced the desire to make his place 
into a first class restaurant. Ma- 
jor changes will be made, includ- 
ing a replacement of the shabby 
facade of which Harold is asham- 
ed. 

Even today the College Restau- 
rant is not exactly the same place 
it was when Harold took over. In 
addition to the new catering ser- 
vice the interior has been cleaned 
up and repainted in necessary 
places. But most important, of all, 
the place has a new character, a 
new livliness due to Harold's 
willingness to serve the students 
of Williams College. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1958 



Middlebury Wins Title; 
Top Ski Award To Smith 



By Toby Smith 

Top performances in the jump- 
ing and cross-country events. 
Sunday, enabled Mlddlebui-y Col- 
lege to overcome Dartmouth's ear- 
ly carnival lead and replace the 
Indians as team champions of the 
Williams meet. The Panthers fin- 
ished the snow-swept competition 
with a total point score of 578.13. 
Runner-up Dartmouth, leading by 
2.65 points Saturday, ended with 
566.16. 

Dartmouth won only two of the 
six events but their captain. Bill 
Smith was chosen skimeister, be- 
ing the outstanding overall per- 
former of the Carnival. Prank 
Hurt of Middlebury would have 
been the winner of the honor had 
he entered the jumping, as he 
placed 3rd, 4th and third in the 
first three events. 

Williams Fifth 
The Williams ski team, led by 
George Fisher, placed fifth be- 
hind Vermont. Only two points 
separated the two teams and the 
difference was, as before, in the 
jumping. Depth enabled Vermont 
to pick up four points in the Nor- 
dic Combined event even though 
the teams were fairly even up to 
that point. 

Less than one point separated 
the Ephmen from Vermont in all 
fojr main events, but since each 
team puts in skiers specifically 
for scoring in the Alpine and Nor- 
dic Combined totals, Williams 
found the weaker position. 
Vaughn Sets Record 
In the Downhill event, the first 
ten finishers broke Chic Igaya's 
1957 Thunderbolt Trail record. Bob 
Gebhardt of Dartmouth was first 
with 1:11.0 followed closely by 
Gary Vaughn of Norwich with 
1:11.8. Fisher of Williams was al- 
so under the old record of 1:14.6 
with 1:14.4. Co-captain Becket 
tied the record in tenth place. 








Skimeister BILL SMITH of 
Dartmouth receiving award at 
Sunday night banquet. 



Williams Takes 5th; 
Downhill Improved 

On the basis of their perform- 
ance in the Dartmouth Winter 
Carnival, Williams remained about 
the same in Eastern team stand- 
ings. At Hanover the Ephmen 
placed fourth behind the host 
team, St. Lawrence and Norwich 
in that order. 

At the close of the two day meet 
in WUliamstown, the Ephmen a- 
gain found Dartmouth and St. 
Lawrence in front of them but al- 
so Middlebury and Vermont. Nor- 
wich dropped to a surprising 
eighth place in the standings 
while Vermont moved up from a 
sixth in the Dartmouth Carnival. 

The Williams total point score 
of 510.30 is down from their pre- 
vious total of 513.40 at Dart- 
mouth. The Indians also are down 
from a 584.6 at their own carnival 
to a 566.16 score at Williams. 



Winter Carnival Summaries 



DOWNHILL 

Name School Time 

Gebhardt, Dartmouth 1:11.0 

Vaughn, Norwich 1:11.8 

Hurt, Middlebury 1:12.2 

Southard, Middlebury 1:12.6 

Smith, Dartmouth 1:12.6 

Stewart, J., Vermont 1:13.7 

SLALOM 

Vaughn, Norwich 41.7 

Smith, Dartmouth 42.8 

Gebhardt, Dartmouth 45.0 

Hurt, Middlebury 46.1 

Farrell, Univ. N.H. 46.6 

Southard, Middlebury 46.9 

CROSS COUNTRY 

Wilson, St. Lawrence 0:53.05 

Lahdenper, Middlebury 0:54.24 

Hurt, Middlebury 0:54.58 

Kjekshusus, Middlebury 0:55.46 



Hall, Univ. N.H. 0:57.28 

Vigsnes, St. Lawrence 0:57.41 

JUMPING 

Dohlen, Univ. N.H. 197.4 

Thomas, Middlebury 191.5 

Lamson, Middlebury 183.8 

Smith, Dartmouth 182.2 

Wheeler, St. Lawrence 181.8 

Stewart, Harvard 181.2 
TEAM SCORES 

Points 

Middlebury 578.13 

Dartmouth 566.16 

St. Lawrence 530.45 

Vermont 512.75 

Williams 510.30 

Harvard 496.73 

Univ. N.H. 485.10 

Norwich 477.53 

Yale 438.37 



Skiers Travel To 
Middlebury Event 

After recovering from the more 
than adequate snow conditions in 
WUliamstown this weekend, the 
Williams ski team will embark on 
their third consecutive Winter 
Carnival excursion. This time the 
scene will be the co-ed paradise 
of Middlebury, Vermont. 

The same approximate ski ag- 
gregation will be present for the 
three day series of events as par- 
ticipated in the Williams compe- 
tition. Particular importance is at- 
tached to this meeting since a 
finish among the top five team.s 
would secure Williams an invita- 
tion to the National intercolle- 
giate championships to be held at 
Dartmouth this year. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1958 



Eph Quintet Wins One, Loses One; 
Morton Paces Attack With 11 And 11 



Jeff Morton poured in twenty- 
two points Saturday afternoon, 
before a partisan houseparty 
crowd, to lead the fast-breaking 
Ephmen to a 74-48 victory over a 
poorly-conditioned W. P. I. team. 

Bob Parker stood out defensive- 
ly for the Purple, holding W. P. I.'s 
leading scorer, Dipipio, to two bas- 
kets. Bill Hedeman and Jeff Mor- 
ton also excelled on defense, lead- 
ing both .squads in rebounding. 

The salient feature of the con- 
test was the Williams' fast break, 
which was led very successfully by 
Pete Willmott and J. B. Morris. 

Lose to Siena 

In Thursday's game a strong 
Siena five hit exceptionally well 
against the Williams' zone de- 
fense. But it was not until the 
final ten minutes that Siena ran 
away with a 71-50 victory. The 
Ephmen fell hopeles.sly behind 
when Siena broke through their 
all-couit press. 

Again leading the attack was 
Jeff Morton with seventeen points. 
Morton was the only man in dou- 
ble figures for tlie Ephs, Siena, 
however, had three men with over 
ten points. 



In a pre-llm contest the Eph 
yearlings were paced by Bob 
Montgomery's twenty-two points. 
They beat the visiting Siena 
freshmen soundly by the score of 
81-55. 

Toby Schreiber and Lou Guzzetti 
chipped in with eighteen and ten 
points respectively. 



Middies Take Squash 

After the mid-semester break, 
the Williams squash team lost a 
tough 5-4 match on Saturday to 
Navy at Cambridge. The Ephs now 
have a record of 3-2, having pre- 
viously defeated Trinity, Army, 
and M. I. T. while losing to Har- 
vard and Navy. 

Williams' top man, OUie Staf- 
ford, currently number two in the 
country, lost 18-17, 18-16, 15-7 to 
Navy's Griffiths. The toughest 
match of all for the team to lose 
was the number two singles. Here 
Greg Tobin lost a 5-set match to 
Lowry by one point. Although this 
match was not considered to be 
decisive, the 10-15, 15-12, 15-11, 
5-15, 16-15 Navy win turned out 
to be the crucial one. 



COME TO THE 

Middlebury College Winter Carnival 

Middlebury, Vermont 

FEBRUARY 13, 14 and 15 



Amherst Takes 2-1 
Decision From Sextet 

A large Carnival crowd saw the 
varsity hockey team drop a 2-1 
decision to Amherst on the Wil- 
liams rink Saturday afternoon. 
Play was hampered by the heavy 
snowfall but Williams manged to 
dominate the rough game, keep- 
ing the puck in the Amherst zone 
most of the time. 

Amherst opened the scoring at 
19:28 of the first period when 
sophomore center Bruce Hutchin- 
son beat Denny Doyle with a shot 
angled into the upper right hand 
corner from twenty feet out. 

Williams bounced back on Tom 
Piper's slaiJshot at 7:59 of the sec- 
ond period. Amherst scored the 
winning goal at 14:25 of the same 
period, when David Shactman 
fired past Doyle. 

Throughout the game Williams 
had numerous scoring chances 
which were constantly thwarted 
by the great play of Bob Brown in 
the Amherst nets. 

With about a minute to play, 
Eph Coach Bill McCormick pulled 
Doyle from the cage and skated 
six forwards, but to no avail, as 
the jubilant Jeffs skated off with 
the victoi-y. 

The Jeffs will meet Williams a- 
gain on Amherst's Orr Rink March 
1. 

Harvard 

February 12, Williams will face 
Harvard, one of the East's strong- 
est teams at Watson Rink In Cam- 
bridge. Harvard scored 4 goals in 
the last period to beat the Ephs 
7-2 last year in Williamstown. 
The Purple's job will be to contain 
Harvard's high-scoring captain, 
Bob Cleary. 



Varsity Matmen Thump Coast Guard; 
Hutchinson, Matt, Smith Outstanding 




JIM HUTCHINSON WREST- 
LING CAPTAIN— Victor over 
Coast Guard Captain. 

Relay Team Halted 
As Fox Pulls Muscle 

The Williams mile relay team 
was unable to finish its heat in 
the Melrose Games, held in New 
York's Madison Square Garden 
last Saturday, when ace anchor 
man Bill Pox pulled a muscle at 
the start of his quarter. At the 
time, Williams was in third place, 
following George Sudduth's 49.3 
quarter. John Schimmel led off, 
and Tony Harwood ran the sec- 
ond leg. 

Continued on Page 6, Col. 1 



Winning seven out of eight 
matches, the varsity wrestling 
team scored an impressive 27-3 
win over the Coast Guard Acade- 
my Pi'iday. 

Captain Jim Hutchinson, Wally 
Matt and Stu Smith were out- 
standing for William.s. In perhaps 
ihu best wrestled match of the 
meet, Hutchinson overcame the 
Coast Guard captain. Bob Im- 
brie, in the 147 pound class. Hut- 
chinson scored two points in the 
second period and added one more 
in a final time advantage. 

Matt pinned Ted Leigh in the 
l2:i pound class with a half-nel- 
.'ion in the second period. 130 
liound Stu Smith also triumphed 
with a pin by a half-nelson, his 
pin coming in the first period. 

In the 137 pound class Kuhrt 
Wienecke outfought George Mit- 
chell while Steve Lewis won his 
157 pound match when his oppo- 
nent defaulted. Pete Carney at 
167 was outpointed by a superbly 
conditioned Fritz MaLser. Racking 
up eleven points in the first two 
periods, Dave Moore went on to a 
romping 12-3 victory in his 177 lb. 
match. Denny Fuller outpointed 
his opponent in the unlimited class 
match. 

Coach Jim Ostendarp's grap- 
plers now have a 2-1 record, hav- 
ing defeated Tufts and lost to 
Springfield. The one sided vic- 
tory over Coast Guard ranks Wil- 
liams among the top four small 
college wrestling teams. 



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Frosh Swimmers Risk 
Record Against Green 



This afternoon's freshman swim- 
ming contest in Lasell Pool a- 
gainst powerful Deerfield will 
mark the high point In the team's 
so-far undefeated season. 

This year's squad, termed one of 
the smallest but best frosh aggre- 
gations Coach Bob Mulr has ever 
had at Williams, will have a tough 
battle to keep its record Intact as 
it faces a team which no Eph 
frosh squad has defeated since 
1953. 

Three captains, all on prep or 
high school All-America listings, 
lead the team. Buck Robinson, 
who holds the college record in 
the 200 breaststroke; Terry Allen, 
who is edging very close to the 
freshman 200 yard freestyle rec- 
ord; and Nell Devaney, who holds 
the freshman 100 butterfly record 
will attempt to exhibit enough 
power to help keep Williams in the 
running today. 

Diver Bob Reeves, much improv- 
ed over earlier performances, will 
try to upset Deerfield's men In his 
event. Sprinters Mike Dlvely and 
Sam Roberson will probably be 
aiming at the Green's crack swim- 
mers. 

Jim Urbach and Tom Williams 
will have formidable opposition in 
the 100 yard backstroke, while the 
individual medley — not a regular 
frosh event — Is not yet assigned. 

The meet will undoubtedly 
hinge on the final relays where 
both teams excel. 

Three teams have fallen to the 
frosh so far— R. P. I. Frosh, Al- 
bany Academy, and Hotchklss — 
and the two remaining meets a- 
galnst Wesleyan and Amherst 
seem certain wins in the quest for 
another Little Three crown. 



Winter Track . . . 

Continued from Page 5, Col. 4 
St. John's won the race in 3:23.4 
followed by St. Joseph's, Boston 
University and Fordham. Fox 
should have time to recuperate, as 
the Purple have no races for three 
weeks. 

Saturday afternoon, Williams 
runners participated in the AAU 
individual events, not actually a 
part of the Melrose Games. 

Mac Hassler won his qualifying 
heat in the 280 yard dash, and 
placed fourth in the finals. Buzz 
Morss ran the mile, Tom Kellogg 
ran the 1000, and Walt Henrlon 
competed in the 60 yard dash 
Walt Henrion ran against Ira 
Murchlson, a member of the 1956 
US Olympic Track team. 




Frosh swimmers: (1-r) BUCK 
ROBINSON, TEBBY ALLEN and 
NEIL DEVANEY. 



ISews ISotes 



Brown Retires 
Earle O. Brown will retire from the post of assistant treas- 
mvv of Williams College on July 1, brinj^inp; to a close twenty- 
two years of service with the college. A native of Williamstown, 
.Mr. 15ruvvn set u|) a new accounting system for the college and 
hc'canic assistant treasurer in 1937. His vacancy will be filled by 
Shane Iv Roirden, business manager of Bard College. 

Ahtmni Fund Drive 
The annual Williams College Alumni Fund drive has gone 
over the top for the eightli consecutive year with record-break- 
ing sums of $238,l;35 from 5,000 contributors. The class of 1918 
was the biggest contributor with $13,164 to the drive which had 
a goal of $225,000. This year's drive tops the 1956 drive by 
$6,iS71 with no organized solicitation of parents unlike pre- 
vious years. 

Faculty Lecture 
The third of eight weekly talks in die annual Williams 
C'ollege Faculty Lecture Series will be given Tlnusday after- 
noon at 4:30 in Room III of the biology laboratory. Given by 
l^rofessor Elwyn L. Perry, it is entitled "Ocean Bottoms". 



32 Men Leave . . . 

Continued from Page 1, Col. 3 

of the student body, and the Dean 
warned that the persistence of 
such poor work may lead to the 
warning by the Committee on Ac- 
ademic Standing of certain men 
whose records, though passing the 
required minimum, are considered 
by the Committee to be unsatis- 
factory. 

If, after warning, improvement 
Is still not forthcoming the Dean 
pointed out that the Committee is 
empowered, at Its discretion to 
disml.ss men "after it has become 
evident that they are either unable 
or unwilling to maintain reason- 
able standards of achievement." 

Although final statistics are not 
available on all of last semester's 
marks, records indicate a total of 
95 E's awarded, 47 going to the 
frosh, 26 to the sophomores, 14 to 
the juniors, and 5 to the senior 
class. 



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five years in the telephone Inisinesa. 



Q 
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How did you begin as an engineer 
in the Bell Telephone Companies? 

My first fifteen months were spent in "on-the- 
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months or so. Tliese assignments gave me a 
broad, over-all background in telephone engi- 
neering. And they were accompanied by plenty 
of responsibility. They progressed in importance 
with my ability to handle them. 

What is the attitude of older engineers 
and supervisors toward young men? 

I've found a strong team spirit in the telephone 
company. You're encouraged to contribute your 
ideas, and they're received with an o|)en mind. 
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How does the telephone company 
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Starting salaries are competitive with those of- 
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



SSaSiiMBlGrey, Campbell Elected 

In Thursday's Balloting 

Leonard Grey was chosen |5resideiit of tlie class of 1959 in Thursday's election. 

Don CJaniphell and Roh Montj^omery were elected to top collej^e i^oxernnieut positions in the 
classes of 1960 and 1961. Named secretary-treasurers were Palmer White '59, .'\1 Martin '60 and Keck 
Jones '61. Six re|iresentatives wi're cliosen from the tluee classes. All twelve officers will sit on the 
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Ofikers Selected 
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"I'll tell you something about the facts of life." As a reformed 
Professor Nemo, Donald Gifford of the English department advises 
Tony Distler '59, to "Get off of that log," in the final scene of the 
Faculty Revue at the AMT this weekend. Professor Gifford stars in 
this spoof of Mark Hopkins ct al with music and dialogue written by 
faculty members. Also included in the program are Stravinsky's "L'his- 
toire d'un Soldat" and a scene from Shaw's "Apple Cart." See page 2 
for review. Arnold Bradford photo 

Ex-Governor Driscoll 
Heads Williams Panel 

Alfred E. Driscoll, moderator of a faculty panel which dis- 
cussed the role of the U. S. as a world power this morning 
as a feature of Midwinter .Munini Ilomeconiing, is a noted law- 
yer, jjoliticiaM, and business executive. 

At 44, lie was elected governor of New Jersey, a post which 
he held until 1954. In his administration, Driscoll was noted for 

scrupulous honesty and the abili- l 

ty to lead his programs through 
the legislature. He was instrumen- 
tal in building the New Jersey 
Turnpike giving his state the lar- 
gest ratio of multi-lane highway 
systems in the country. Under his 
leadership, the state constitution 
was extensively revised and im- 
proved. 

He is well-known as a propo- 
nent of balanced budgets and 
states' rights. He attacked the late 
Senator McCarthy (R-Wis.) vig- 
orously. As an example of his lead- 
ership, he exercised veto pov/er 54 
times during his first years in of- 
fice, none of which were reversed 
by the .state legislature. 
Honors 

Driscoll has received 18 honor- 
ary degrees (notably: Princeton 
LL.D 1947; Williams LL.D. 1948) 
in addition to his A.B. here and 
LL.B. at Harvard Law (1928). He 
was chosen Williams Alumnus of 
the Year at Midwinter Homecom- 
ing 1950 and awarded the Roger- 
son Cup for "outstanding merit in 
service and loyalty to the College 
and for distinction in the field of 
endeavor." He was appointed a- 
lumni trustee 1950-55 and became 
a permanent trustee a year ago. 

At the present time, Driscoll is 
president and director of Warner- 
Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. of 
Morris Plains, New Jersey. In 1955, 
he became president of Warner- 
Hudnut Pharmaceutical Co. of 
New York which later merged with 
the Lambert Co. 

Between 1929 and 1947, he was 
a member and eventually a part- 
ner in the Camden law firm of 



New officers were selected this 
week by seven of the fifteen fra- 
ternity houses. 

Taking over presidential duties 
at the Beta house is Dick Wydick, 
with Don Lum and Dave Thun 
■serving as vice-president and 
treasurer respectively. Other of- 
fices were filled by Ted Reifen- 
stein, Ben Schenck and Jim Fish- 
er. 

Pete Willmott replaces Dave 
Sims as president of the AD house. 
He will be assisted by vice-presi- 
dent Hank Foltz and two secre- 
taries, Palmer White and Fay Vin- 
cent. 

Psi V 

Dave Plater turns the Phi Delt 
gavel over to Jim Reynolds, whose 
new cabinet includes Hugh Mar- 
tin, Paul Glassburn and Bob 
Jahncke. The Psi U's selected John 
Palmer as their new president, 
along with Jim Rayhill and Brad 
Smith as first and second vice- 
presidents. The recording and cor- 
responding secretary posts went 
to Don Sheldon and Geof Seymour 
respectively. 

New president Woody Burgert 
takes over from Charlie Dew at 
Saint Anthony Hall, and will be 
assisted In the coming year by 
treasurer Pit Johnson. 

SiK Phi, Zete 

Ray Klein takes over from re- 
tiring president Gordo Reid at 
Sig Phi, with Bill George and Stu 
Staley rounding out his cabinet. 
Tony Distler takes the gavel at 
Zeta Psi, while Dave Skaff as- 
sumes vlce-presldentlal duties and 
Jeff Swift acts as secretary. 
Twelve houses have now elected 
new officers. 



Discrimination Dispute 
Hits Princeton Campus 

The Princeton Campus is currently in the midst of an anti- 
discrimination dispute. For the first time in nine years, 23 Prince- 
ton students refused to accept bids to a Princeton eating club. 

The seventeen eating clubs at Princeton, not nationally affili- 
ated, serve the same functions as a fraternity on this campus. At 
the end of Bicker week which corresponds to the Williams Rush 
week, 43 students had not receiv- i 



ed bids to clubs. In addition, fif- 
teen Jewish students signed a 
statement saying: "I feel I have 
been discriminated against be- 
cause of race or religion." 

Club officials then divided these 
remainmg sophomores among 
themselves. Of the original 43, all 
but 23 undergraduates accepted 
these later bids. 

"Nothing We Can Do" 

Prospect, one of tlie clubs, ex- 
tended bids to the remaining 23; 
thpy refutied, howver, to aonept 
and thereby denounced Prospect 
as a "catch all" club. Eleven or 
twelve of these students were be- 
lieved to be Jewish. 

The inter-club organization is- 
sued a statement which said that, 
although it did not agree with ra- 
cial or religious discrimination, 
there was nothing it could do to 
force the clubs to accept members. 
The committee's statement rec- 
ognized the individual clubs' right 
to be selective in choosing its 
membership and "selectivity im- 
plies the right to impose a reli- 
gious quota" if the club so desires. 

Last year, Princeton attempted 
to head off this situation by es- 
tablishing an unnamed "facility" 
for those unaccepted by or un- 
willing to join a club. This was met 
with violent student disapproval. 



Collegiate Twins 
Trade Identities 

A new twist was added to the 
old story of identical twins switch- 
ing places last week when Wil- 
liams sophomore Stu Levy ex- 
changed college residence with his 
brother Jay at Wesley an. 

The twins apparently disagreed 
on which of the Little Three col- 
leges was the most friendly, so 
they decided to switch schools for 
a week and draw their own con- 
clusions. 

With approval of the respective 
college deans, Stu departed for 
Middletown In the aftermath of 
Winter Carnival, while Jay re- 
mained in WiUiamstown. Both as- 
sumed the full academic and ex- 
tra-curricular responsibilities of 
the other, and few, if any students 
were aware of the switch. 

The novel operation ended today 
with each brother returning to his 
home campus. The results of their 
experiment? Ask Stu (or Is It 
Jay?) 



'58 Elects Final 
Officers Tuesday 

The permanent officers of the 
Senior Class will be elected at a 
special meeting Tuesday night in 
Jesup Hall. 

Six officers will be elected at 
that time; President, Secretary, 
Agent, Speaker, and two Mar- 
shalls. Separate elections will be 
held for each post, nominations 
being made from the floor. 

These permanent officers will 
be in charge of all the class busi- 
ness, such as the Alumni P\ind 
Drive and the class reunion. The 
Speaker will talk at commence- 
ment and the Marshalls will lead 
the class in at Commencement. 

This is the first time that elec- 
tion of permanent class officers 
has been scheduled at this time 
of year. They were formerly held 
at the end of the year with a "pro 
tem" group of officers presiding 
from semesters until the end of 
the year. This new election sys- 
tem is the result of an amendment 
to the Constitution of the College 
Council which was passed by a 
refei'cndum this fall. 



The turnout in the Baxter Hall 
balloting was not exceptional. 
Juniors, as usual, had the least 
enthusiasm for the election, turn- 
ing out a vote of only 54 per cent. 
The freshmen scored high with 97 
per cent. 

Grey 

Grey was .secretary of the out- 
going CC and vice-president of his 
class in 1957. A junior adviser, he 
is active in the College Chapel, 
the Lecture Committee and a 
member of the board of WMS. He 
has made Dean's List grades 
throughout his college career and 
is taking honors in political sci- 
ence. From New York, he is af- 
filiated with Delta Phi. 

Campbell was treasurer of the 
CC and president of his class last 
year. He played freshman football 
and is active in WMS. A Chi Psi, 
Campbell comes from Illinois. 

Montgomery, from Lansford, 
Pa., plays basketball and was pre- 
sident of the entry representa- 
tives. 

P ppresentati VPS 

Representatives chosen from the 
Junior Class were Mack Hassler, 
Jack Hyland and Rich Moe. Prom 
the Sophomore Class: Bob Rorke 
and Keith Griffin. From the 
Freshmen: Tom Pox. 

The voting was preferential. 
Nominations were made by peti- 
tions, which were circulated last 
week. 

A new electoral system which 
would have featured nominating 
conventions and majority voting, 
drawn up by Juniors Jack Betz 
and Dick Jackson, was sent back 
to committee for further study by 
the outgoing CC late in January. 
Council members argued that the 
lack of vital issues confronting the 
students would render difficult a 
contrast in policy between candi- 
dates. 



BRIDGE TOURNEY IN RATHSKELLER 




NEARLY EVERYBODY AT WILLIAMS PLAYS BRIDGE. 



The Increasing popularity of 
bridge found expression Wednes- 
day night when fifty-six Williams 
students turned out for the All- 
College Bridge Tournament In the 
Rathskeller. Planned and coor- 
dinated by Dick Contant '59, the 
tourney produced six winning 
teams. For north-south, it was 



Paul Lazarus and Dave Spence 
first, then Jack Betz and Walt 
Jeffery, Jon Krass and Dave 
Knapp. For east-west. Doc John- 
son and Lou Epstein took top 
honors, followed by Dave Zum 
and Brent Balrd, Jim Squires and 
Dan Cook. 



/ 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, FEBRUARiT 15, 1958 



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Letters To The Editor 



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Vol. LXXI February 15, 1958 Number 4 

Govorite po-russki? 

Russian will be jriveii here next year. 

The knowledge ol another |)eo|)le's lanf^uage 
is tlie most eiieetive key to an understanding of 
their culture. Their eoimtrys attitudes can be 
investigated directly. And the knowledge of how 
they put words together is one of the surest ways 
to learn the workings of their minds. 

For Americans at Williams in the Sputnik 
Age, therefore, the ojjportunity to learn Russian 
is an excithig one. 

But will we take advantage of it? 

We doubt it. 

In an article in the last issue of Tlie Nation 
Freshman Dean William Cole calls our genera- 
tion "pastel-colored" and "tepid." Today's stu- 
dent "has no heroes, embraces no causes, jjro- 
fesses no creeds, disjjlays no great |)assion." He 
has "little sense of vocation" and cannot project 
any "consistent adult image" of himself "in vo- 
cational terms." 

And Cole is not the only one to bring tliis 
indictment agauist us. 

Won't this Williams man with "little sense 
of vocation" see a Russian course as a mere nov- 
elty? When it turns out not to be a "gut," won't 
he lose interest? 

Probably. 

This is a critical failure. Concurrent with 
Cole's article last week, a plea for a return to 
diplomacy when the ])ossibility of nuclear an- 
nihilation stands darkly before us was made by 
Professor Frederick Schmnan in pages of the 
New Republic. The only alternative to disaster 
he said is "a resumjition of negotiations to halt 
the arms race and end the cold war." 

How can we negotiate with a people we do 
not know? And how can we know them if we do 
not speak their language? 

We hope we are not being idealistic in urg- 
ing interest in Russian 1-2. 

The need for interest could not be more real. 



FACULTY PLAY 

By Bill Edgar 

Too much contrast marks the faculty pro- 
duction which ends a three-day run at the AMT 
this evening. 

The three-hour pot-pourri includes hght Sha- 
vian comedy, highly esoteric Stravinsky, and 
clever but blatant topical satire. 

Like beer and fine whiskey, the separate 
parts are enjoyable. But they do not mix. 

The faculty's orif'-nal "The Way the Cookie 
Crumbles" spoofs aliunni, Rejiublicans, tranquil- 
izers, students and the U. S. missile program. 

Director William Martin has given a whirl- 
wind, staccato pace to the satire, which is de- 
lightful. 

It becomes slightly bitter, however, in 
"Nightmare Alley" when philologist Nemo (Don 
Gifford ) is harassed by the McCarthyite mental- 
ity. The script-writers felt strongly about this. 
It adds a bitter taste to what is otherwise very 
good fun. 

The play cannot fail to appeal to a student- 
alumni audience— although it suffers from loose 
construction and a very weak ending. The wit is 
sharp, imaginative, and it drives home. 

Highlights include Gifford's performance 
throughout; Anne Waite as Nemo's suffering and 
nagging wife; Bob Waite as a two-faced foot- 
ball coacli; the madrigal quartet which provides 
an image of faculty dancing on the greens; and 
the takeoffs on commercials. 

The presentation of Stravinsky's "L'Histoire 
du Soldat" is elaborate and exciting, a real Wag- 
nerian synthesis of three arts. 

Lee Hirsche's imaginative set is the most in- 
teresting on the AMT stage. 

Tom Griswold draws a creditable perform- 
ance of the difficult score from a group of hard- 
working amateur musicians. 

David Boulton is outstanding in the part of 
the Devil, Bill Cole effective but sometimes too 
senatorian as the narrator. 

In the Interlude from Shaw's Apple Cart, 
AMT Director Giles Playfair displays his extra- 
ordinarv acting talent as King Magnus. Rassi 
Gifford s Orinthia is at times enchanting, at times 
too forced. 



ANSWER TO COFFIN 

To the Recohd: 

We tliank Mr. Coffin for the first two para- 
gra(Dhs of his recent letter to the Editor, with the 
remainder we must disagree. We do not feel that 
these three men considered "business a game" 
nor that they refused to mention the "eons" and 
tlie dilemmas. 

On the topic of conformity versus individual- 
ism doesn't Mr. Smith's statement, "A reasoned 
conformity is useful and often necessary as a 
means of advancement and sometimes even of 
survival, but as an end in itself, it is spiritual 
and intellectual dissolution", have both meaning 
and indicate a dilemma? 

This same speaker suggested that each man 
concern himself "not just with the 'hows' but 
also with the 'whats' and tlie 'whys' " of his job. 
He also stated that "home work— some neglect 
of the sports pages—" is necessary to "find your- 
self becoming distinguishable from the group 
and conscious of your individualism". Are not 
these "live issues"? 

Might we say that various aspects of con- 
formity were discussed by these speakers? Was 
not Mr. Stockton touching upon another facet 
of conformity in citing "teamwork"— or "an abili- 
ty to work with people"— as one of the primary 
characteristics sought in a prosjiective employee? 
He said that the absence of this trait "accounts 
for more failures as managers tlian any other 
thing" and that "without this capacity to team 
a man is lost". Is this negative conformity? 

.Mr. Alter suggested a constant re-evaluation 
of one's own position in the business world. He 
never advocated that every man be an "Organi- 
zation Man". Wasn't Mr. Auer being construc- 
tive when he said that any man unhap|3y in the 
cor]3orate structure "turn" (note: not "retreat") 
his talents to teaching or the ministry or some 
other profession"? Is this thought avoiding any 
possible discussion of chlemma or demanding 
the endurance of a conflict which necessitates a 
"surrender of tlie soul" for the sake of conformity? 

To return to Mr. Stockton's remarks, the Cof- 
fin thesis of no mention of dilemmas is not valid. 
This sjieaker clearly suggests that in business we 
"will not have ideal bosses" as "there just aren't 
enough good ones to fill all positions." He dis- 
cusses the "cons" of job rotation and its effect 
on the family and social adjustment. And he cites 
the importance of the liberal arts man's under- 
standing "of the problems and results of science 
and technology and the facts of the nation's in- 
dustiial growth." 

Real Dilemmas? Yes. Cliches? No. 

In conclusion, we believe that the participat- 
ing alumni did state frankly, although the point 
was not luiderscored, that the matter of confor- 
mity versus individualism is a |50ssible jiroblem 
in the business world; that they believed a cer- 
tain amount of conformity is necessary to ac- 
complish the company's objectives— that if this 
fact creates a conflict in the individual, it might 
then be necessary for him to turn elsewhere voca- 
tionally. Tlie problem was stated and a solution 
was given. 

Manton Copeland, Jr. '39 
James W. Stevens '58 



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CARNIVAL THANKS 

To the Record: 

The ski team wishes to congratulate and 
thank all those who worked so hard to make 
the skiing part of carnival such a success. From 
the standpoint of the competitors, the courses 
were in excellent condition, especially consider- 
ing the most adverse weather conditions pos- 
sible. All the competitors certainly appreciated 
the spirit of those who carried out the innumer- 
able jobs necessary to the holding of a good car- 
nival. No witness could call those Williams men 
apathetic. 

The Williams Ski Team. 



To the Record: 

The Williams Outing Club would like to take 
this opportunity to express its thanks to all the 
anonymous workers who helped make the week- 
f'nd successful. Although not members of the 
woe ni general, they saw the crisis and were 
wilhng to meet it. Special thanks go to the var- 
sity and freshman ski teams without whose aid 
the events could not have been held. In addition, 
the Purple Key deserves credit as do four hardy 
faculty members. 

Sandy Fetter, President, WOC 
George Secor, Race Chairman 



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BE IT EVER SO HUMBLE 

Today let us apply the hot white light of sustained thinking to 
the greatest single problem besetting American colleges. I refer, 
of course, to homesickness. 

It is enough to rend the heart, walking along a campus at 
night and listening to entire dormitories solibing themselves to 
ileep. And in the morning when the poor, lorn students rise 
from their tear-stained pallets and refuse their breakfasts and 
shamble off to class, their lips trembling, their eyelids gritty, 
it is enough to turn the bones to aspic. 

What can be done to overcome homesickness? Well sir, the 
obvious solution is for the student to put his liome on rollers 
and bring it to college with him. This, however, presents three 
serious problems: 

1) It is likely to play hob with your wine cellar; umiiy wines, 
as we all imow, will not travel. 




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2) There is the matter of getting your house through the 
Holland Tunnel, which has a clearance of only 14 feet, 8 inches. 
This, of course, is ample for ranch houses, but quite impossible 
for Cape Cods, Georgians, and Saltboxes, and I, for one, think 
It would be a flagrant injustice to deny higher education to 
students from Cape Cod, Georgia, and Saltbox. 

3) There is the question of public utiliti&s. Your house— 
and, of course, all the other houses in your town— has wires 
leading to the municipal power plant, pipes leading to the nui- 
nieipal water supply and gas main. So you will find when you 
start rolling your house to college that you are, willy-nilly, 
dragging all the other houses in town with you. Thi.s will result 
in gross population shifts and will make the Bureau of the 
Census cross as bears. 

No, I'm afraid that taking your house to college is not feasi- 
ble. The thing to do, then, is to make your campus lodgings as 
dose a replica of your home as possible. 

Adorn your quarters with familiar objects, things that will 
constantly remind you of home. Your brother Sam, for instance. 
Or your citizenship papers. Or a carton of ^h^rll)oros. 

There is nothing like Marlboros, dear friends, to make you 
feel completely at home. They're so easy, so friendly, so wel- 
come, so likable. The filter is great. The flavor is marvelous. The 
Flip-Top Box is wonderful. The tattoo is optional. 

Decorating your diggings with familiar objects is an excellent 
remedy for homesickness, but it is not without its hazards. 
Take, for instance, the case of Tignor Sigafoos and Estahrook 
Baunch who were assigned to share a room last fall in the 
freshman dorm. 

Tignor, an ice-skating addict from Minnesota, brought with 
him 44 barrels over which he had jumped the previous winter 
to win the Minnesota Jumping-Over-Barrcis Championship. 
Estabrook, a history major from Massachusetts, brought 
Plymouth Rock. 

Well sh, there was simply not enough room for 44 barrels and 
Plymouth Rock too. Tignor and Estabrook fell into such a vio- 
lent quarrel that the entire dorm was keot awake for twelve 
days and twelve nights. Finally the Dean of Men was called in 
to adjudicate the dispute. He listened carefully to both sides of 
the argument, then took Tignor and Estabrook and pierced their 
ears and sold them to gypsies. ^ ,„,. ,. 

"•"^ ® 1»68 .\(.i8hu]n,«n 

• ♦ » 

And now all is quiet in the dorm, and everyone aits in 
peace and smokes liia Marlboros, whose maliers bring you 
this column throughout the school year. 



Eph Free Throws Sink Middlebury 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1958 



The Williams varsity basketball 
team relied on their foul shooting 
ability to overcome Middlebury 
College, 70-61, In an away game 
Monday. 

The Ephs were out-shot from 
the floor 27-23, however they 
managed to sink 24 foul shots to 
7 for Middlebury. Jeff Morton and 
sophomore J. B. Morris were out- 
standing for the victors collecting 
25 and 20 points respectively. Mor- 
ris also contributed 16 rebounds. 
Tight First Half 

The first half of the game was 
very even with the Ephs holding 
a two point lead at the quarter, 
and at half time only one point 
separated the teams with the Ephs 
leading 31-30. The third period 
saw Morris and Morton control- 
ling the boards and scoring fre- 
quently as the Purple racked up 
20 points to gain a 51-40 lead 
which they maintained through 
the final period. 



Frosh Mermen Lose 

Depth made the difference Wed- 
nesday at the Lasell pool as a fine 
Deerfield team vanquished the 
Williams Freshmen 52-34. 



Both teams battled neck and 
neck until Deerfield swept the fi- 
nal two relays and the meet. Pi-osh 
co-captaln Buck Robinson won the 
100 yard orthodox breaststroke e- 
vent in the scintillating time of 
1:10.0, breaking the freshman, 
college, and pool record. 

Robinson also beat out team- 
mate and co-captain Neil Devaney, 
winning the 100 yard butterfly 
event in 1:00.8. Terry Allen, Mike 
Dively, Jim Urbach and Bob 
Reeves also were outstanding. 



Squash Faces Yalies 

The Varsity Squash team meets 
one of its most formidable foes to 
date this Friday. Yale is visiting 
Williamstown, and the Ephs will 
try to keep their record above the 
.500 mark. Currently the squad is 
riding on a 3-2 record, losing only 
to Harvard and Navy. 

The Yalies bring a tough group 
to town including Captain Harvey 
Sloane, Sonny Howe, and Charles 
Kingsley. But Williams counters 
with Tobin, Stafford, and South- 



all, the first three men respec- 
tively. Surprisingly Greg Tobin 
beat Stafford for the number one 
slot. 

Yale Is probably the second 
strongest squad the team has had 
to face this year. Only Harvard is 
considered better. Coach Chaffee 
expects an interesting match 
from his boys who are tough on 
their home courts. 

The Freshmen also face Yale, 
a strong team as usual. Bruce Bri- 
an and John Leathers head the 
squad which has an 0-2 record. 



Hockey, Wrestling, B-Ball Teams 
Meet Rivals Here This Weekend 



WRESTLING 

Williams' varsity wrestling team 
will seek its third win of the sea- 
son as it grapples a perennially 
strong Colgate squad in the Lasell 
gym at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. 

Sporting a 2-1 record now, the 
wrestlers are fresh from a 27-3 
drubbing of the Coast Guard Ac- 
ademy last Friday. Undefeated 
captain Jim Hutchinson (147), a- 
long with Wally Matt (123) and 
Stu Smith (130), who pinned their 
opponents in the Coast Guard 
match, will lead the Ephs against 
the Red Raiders-. Also counted on 
are undefeated Kuhrt Wienecke 
(137) and Dave Moore (177) and 
Steve Lewis at 157. Pete Carney, 
Dennis Mitchell, and Denny Pul- 
ler will vie for the 167 pound and 
unlimited classes. 

Freshmen 

The freshman grapplers also 
will see action this Saturday. They 
will take a 1-1 record against Kent 
also at the Lasell gym at 2:30. 
Coach Pete DeLisser is counting 
on Skip Chase, Bill Penny, and 
Jack Staples in the 147, 157, and 
167 pound classes. Other starters 
will probably be Hank Riefle (123), 
Prank Gluck (130), Bob Kaplan 
(137), Fred Nowland (177) and 
Art Waltman at unlimited. 



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To run a General Motors Division with 
its many plants and myriad problems? 

To help plan a finance program involving 
billions of dollars? 

To manage the sales of one of the many 
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Or to supervise the personnel or public 
relations programs of a company with 
employes in 126 plants in 71 cities and 
19 states? 

If you do, you're just the kind of person 
that General Motors' team of inter- 
viewers is looking for during its visit 
to your campus. For the students 
employed today will be top GM execu- 
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And when you're thinking about a posi- 
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this: Because of its diversification, 
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Remember too that there is opportunity 
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"promotion from within" has been a 
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February 20 And 21 

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BILL HEDEMAN, veteran for- 
ward ready for Saturday niffht 
clash with Amherst. 

BASKETBALL 

The Ephs will seek their first 
basketball victory in two years 
over Amherst when the two teams 
meet Saturday night at Lasell 
Gymnasium. Both teams scored 
impressive wins over Wesleyan 
earlier in the season and have 
identical 7-8 records. 

Leading the Purple will be big 
Jeff Morton who tops all Western 
Massachusetts players with a scor- 
ing average of nearly 24 points 
per game. The Jeffs will rely heav- 
ily on Bill Warren who has been 
averaging 21 points. 

Also starting for Williams will 
be Bill Hedeman and J. B. Morris 



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HOCKEY 

A heavy schedule awaits the 
varsity hockey team this weekend 
as it meets MIT under the lights 
Friday night and Norwich on Sat- 
urday afternoon. Both games will 
be played on home ice before a 
Homecoming Weekend crowd. 

Williams has a season's record 
of 5-8, dropping one to Amherst 
last Saturday by a 2-1 score. 
Starting for the Ephmen in the 
weekend games should be the first 
line of Burgert, Cook, and Lom- 
bard, backed by defensemen Al 
Erb and Rick DriscoU and goalie 
Denny Doyle. 

MIT has not been a very power- 
ful team this season, but Williams 
Coach McCormick warns against 
over-confidence because of the 
comparative records. The Engin- 
eers were beaten by Norwich early 
in the season by a 13-0 score. 

Norwich, on the other hand, will 
go into this game a slight favorite 
over Williams, having already 
handed Amherst a 2-1 defeat. The 
Cadets will rely heavily on goalie 
Bob McLeod and defensemen 
Fred Haynes and Norm Lavigne in 
Saturday's game. 



at forward, and Bob Parker and 
Pete Willmott at guard. Morris, 
the only sophomore in the start- 
ing line-up has really come into 
his own in the last few games. He 
scored 20 in the Middlebury game. 
Sophomore George Boynton and 
Phil Brown will also see plenty 
of action. 

Except for Warren, the Jeffs 
are not particularly strong. Six 
foot, five inch Lee Lindeman will 
definitely be one starting forward. 



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The 
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. 

having 40 offices throughout Buffalo and West- 
ern N. Y. will be on Campus February 25 for in- 
terviews with the Class of '58 and Juniors and 
Sophomores seeking Summer employment. 



For Seniors we offer a complete 3-year training 
program: on-the-job training, rotation, class 
room lectures, and seminars. 

Salaries comparable with industry, and reviewed 
periodically. ^ 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1958 



Debators Elect Coburn; 
Tourneys Announced 

Tim Coburn '60, was named the new president of the Adelphic 
Union in an election held on February 6. 

Other officers elected for the coming year were Harvey Car- 
ter '60, vice-president; George Green '61, debate manager; Andy 
Umen '61, secretary; and Toby Smith '60, treasurer. 

Coburn, who as debate manager last year was an active de- 
bater, accepts the gavel from John 



Struthers '59, retiring president. 
Harvey Carter, who replaces Kurt 
Rosen, was a winner of the Siena 
Trophy and last year's secretary. 
Little Three 

Future plans for the Union in- 
clude the Little Thref: Tourna- 
ment to be held in the middle of 
April with Williams as host. In 
addition, the second annual prep 
school tournament sponsored by 
the Union will be held that month, 
with twenty to twenty-five schools 
expected to compete. 

Over the weekend of February 
14-15, the Adelphic Union will 
send a debate team to compete in 
a tournament at M. I. T. Harvey 
Carter, Tom Synott, John Stru- 
thers, and Dick Contant will com- 
prise the four man team. On Feb- 
ruary 22, Tim Coburn, Dave Phil- 
lips, Sam Jones, and Charley Gil- 
christ will represent the Union at 
McGill University in Montreal. 



Driscoll 



Starr, Summerhill & Lloyd With 
whom he severed connections up- 
on his election as governor. He 
was New Jersey state senator 
1938-41 becoming Republican ma- 
jority leader In 1940. 

As an undergraduate, "Jak,e" 
Driscoll was noted as an athlete. 
He starred in varsity football, ski- 
ing, cross country, and track. A 
member of Psi Upsllon, he was also 
president of the Adelphic Union 
and captain of the debating team. 
The class of 1925 elected him vice- 
president. 

He was New Jersey's favorite 
son candidate for President in 
1952 when he supported Dwight 
D. Eisenhower. He presided at the 
conference of Republican gover- 
nors at the Greenbrier, White 
Sulphur Springs, Va., in 1950. 



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News Notes 



ROBSON PRIZE - The parents of Larry Robson '59, killed in an 
auto accident in October, have established tlie Kobson Chemistry 
Prize to be given for tlie first time in June 1959. The Dean's office 
announced tliat $400 will be awarded annually to a senior pre- 
medical student majoring in chemistry. The amount will aid the 
wiimer in the first year of medical school. 

RUSSIAN COURSE - The Dean's office announced Wednesday 
that Russian 1-2 will be offered to sophomores and talented fresh- 
men next year. If the course is foiuid successfid, advanced sections 
will be added. Mrs. Doris de Kyserlingk of New York will teach. 
MONDAY LECTURER: "Surprise Attack by ICBM or by Idea," 
will be discussed by author Clarence Streit at 8 |).m. Monday in 
Jesup. Streit has been urging for almost twenty years the union 
of all "free nations" under a goverinnent with a U. S.-tyjie con- 
stitution. 

FACULTY ARTICLES - Professor Frederick L. Schuman calls 
for a return to dii^lomacy between East and West in his cm-rent 
article in New Republic magazine. 

Freshman Dean William Cole, has a feature called "Early 
Marriages" in the Feb. 8 issue of The Nation. 
PLACEMENT INTERVIEWERS: Mon; Bloomingdale's, Carbor- 
undum, N. E. Mutual Life Ins, Teaphers Ins; Tues: F. W. Dodge 
Corp, Raybestos-Manhattan Inc., Sears Roebuck, Albany Bank; 
Wed: Time, Proctor and Gamble; Thurs: Corning Class, General 
Mills, General Motors, Mutual Life Ins; Fri: First National Bank 
(Boston), Inland Steel, Manufacturer's Trust. 



Schuman Attends 
Coexistence Panel 



Frederick L. Schuman, Profes- 
sor of Political Science at Wil- 
liams, left yesterday for Cam- 
bridge, Mass., and a Weekend Con- 
ference on "The Riddle of Co-ex- 
istence" sponsored by the Ameri- 
can Friends SeiTlce Committee. 

Professor Schuman, along with 
Harvard's Rupert Emerson, Johns 
Hopkins' Owen Lattimore, and au- 
thor James Warburg, will be one 
of the moderators and discussion 
leaders of the conference. Accom- 
panying Mr. Schuman are eight 
Williams students. 

Topics of the various panels, 
scheduled for Saturday, are: "Na- 
tionalism and the Cold War", "The 
West and Russia", "The West and 
Afro-Asia", "The Limits of Power 
Politics" and "Proposals for Am- 
erican Foreign Policy". 



WILLIAMS SENIORS 

A Procter & Gamble Representative Will Be 
Interviewing Here On February 19, 1958 

Unusual opportunities in 

Marketing- Advertising 

Management 



Procter & Gamble has interesting 
openings in its Advertising Depart- 
ment for college- trained men. New 
men will be assigned to small mar- 
keting groups responsible for the ef- 
fectiveness of all consumer advertis- 
ing and promotion effort on an 
important national product. Each 
man receives careful on-the-job 
training under experienced market- 
ing men, and will be advanced in- 
dividually—as rapidly as his ability 
permits. The nature of the work is 
business management rather than 
creative advertising, and involves 



working closely with many Com- 
pany Departments and with our 
Advertising Agencies. 

The men we need must have a 
genuine interest in business, and the 
desire and ability to assume respon- 
sibility quickly. They should have 
the ability to work closely with 
many types of people, and more 
than their share of imagination, ag- 
gressiveness and sound judgment. 
However, because of our unique 
training program, experience or col- 
lege courses in Advertising are not 
necessary. 



Additional information is on file in tlie Placement Office. 



Mr. H. H. Wilson, Jr. 

of the P & G Advertising Department 

will be at 

WILLIAMS 

on February 19 



MAKE AN 
APPOINTMENT 

NOW! 



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PRICE TEN CENTS 



Blizzard Strikes; 
Area Paralyzed 

Near blizzards have struck Wil- 
liamstown on two consecutive 
weekends, delivering nearly two 
feet of snow within a week. 

In spite of swift action by state 
and local road crews in clearing 
away the snow which muffled 
Carnival weekend, roads remained 
slippery. On top of the 8 to 10 
inches of the Carnival weekend 
snowfall, the Pittsfield weather 
bureau predicted a new fall of 15 
to 20 inches with heavy drifting 
last Sunday. 

Ephmen Stranded 

In Middlebury, Vermont, the 
Williams Purple Knights were 
caught, unable to return for Mon- 
day classes. Williams men, return- 
ing from Smith or Holyoke, re- 
ported three hour ordeals, and at 
least one man was stranded at 
Vassar. Buses had stopped run- 
ning into Williamstown and train 
service was sharply curtailed. 

The Williams swimming team, 
however, successfully battled the 
elements returning from the wilds 
of Maine. 

N. Y. Thruway Closed 

N^w York officials closed New 
York Thruway along its entire 
length, and both Massachusetts 
and Connecticut turnpikes reduc- 
ed their speed limits. 



ALUMNI 'S^OrfED'Curriciilar Change 

In Six Departments 

Ihj John Cmliain 
Thirteen new coin.ses to he laiii^lit next year were approved 
by the Faeiilly at tlicii nuetiim on .\lonilay, Feb. 10. The.se conrse.s 
are otlerctl i)v .six of the tollet;e'.s twcutv academic departnient.s. 
In addition to the.se changes, the Econonn'cs ilepailment i.s ])lan- 
iiiiit; resi.sion.s which will result in some nolahle clian<fi'.s in the 
majors in the fiekLs of both Economics and Political Economy. 




"Darling, it really is 'The Village Beautiful'! 



Discrimination Viewed 
By Princeton^ Wesleyan 



Streit Proposes 
^'Federal l/nion" 



Clarence Streit, founder of the 
Federal Union, Inc., and editor 
of the magazine "Freedom and 
Union", urged a federal union of 
the Atlantic democracies in a 
sparsely attended Monday night 
lecture In Jesup Hall. 

Streit first discussed the pre- 
sent conflict between the Western 
democracies and the Communist 
world, pointing out that two me- 
thods are available for victory; 
ICBMs and IDEAs. 

World Imagination 

He stated that while we are now 
mainly concerned with the mili- 
tary aspects of the conflict, mili- 
tary aims cannot bring victory. 
"If we want to win," Streit stated, 
"we must do it by an act which 
will capture the imagination of 
all the world". 

This idea has "got to be simple 
and got to be great", Streit ob- 
served, and then pointed to the 
old proverb "In union there is 
strength" as the starting point of 
this master plan. 

NATO Ineffective 

He next observed that the cur- 
rent NATO alliance, while provid- 
ing "a small measure of unity and 
co-operation", can never be com- 
pletely effective because it is bas- 
ed on a diplomatic "yes" which is 
an actual "maybe". 

Since the alliance system can- 
not serve as a means for victory, 
Streit proposed a union of the At- 
lantic democracies into a federal 
system similar to that of the U- 
nited States. 

Inexpensive Union 

This union would be inexpen- 
sive, economically advantageous 
and, a more effective weapon with 
which to fight Communism than 
ICBM's, Streit said. 

He concluded that "Russia has 
already squeezed the last drop of 
utility out of union, while the 
Western democracies have not yet 
begun to tap it." 



Williams College is not the only j 
academic institution in the East 
to run head on into the problem 
of racial or religious discrimina- 
tion with respect to club affilia- 
tions. 

Within the last week two other 
such institutions, Princeton and 
Wesleyan, have recognized this 
problem as existing on their re- 
spective campuses. In both cases 
steps were taken to abolish the 
effects of discrimination. 

Wesleyan has a fraternity sys- 
tem much like the one at Wil- 
liams. The issue of discrimination 
has been debated sharply for sev- 
eral years, but it was not until 
this year that definite proposals 
have been seriously considered to 
cope with the problem. 

Approves Resolution 

Last week Morton J. Tenzer, 
chairman of the Junior Faculty 
sub committee on discrimination, 
announced that the Junior Fac- 
ulty had "unanimously approved" 
tlie resolution in the Junior Fac- 
ulty Committee Report on Prater- 

5noii; Storm Delays 
Williamstown Voting 

Snow caused the postponement 
of the Williamstown elections, 
planned to take place on Monday, 
Feb. 17. The voting was adjourn- 
ed to Wednesday, Feb. 19. 

As the polls at the Grant School 
opened, the meeting was post- 
poned for 48 hours on a motion by 
Louis Rudnick, chairman of the 
Selectmen. Although most of the 
roads were passable, driveways 
were blocked, and many of the 
roughly 3,200 voters would find 
it difficult to get to the polls. 

Candidates for selectman are 
Louis Rudnick and Henry Nichols. 
Lloyd S. Blair is running for re- 
election as moderator. George M. 
Harper, William B. Atchison, Fil- 
more R. Baker, and Robert R. 
Howard are competing for the two 
positions on the School Commit- 
tee. Prof. Harper is running for 
re-election. Another candidate for 
re-election is Beatrice Moore 
Schryver, library trustee. 

The postponement was the first 
in Williamstown's history. 



nities. The resolution is aimed at 
the elimination of discriminatory 
practices by Wesleyan fraternities. 

In a quote to the Wesleyan Ar- 
gus Mr. Tenzer stated that 'Wes- 
leyan has been subject to an in- 
ordinate degree of pussyfooting 
on the discrimination issue, and 
this issue belongs in the open'. 

Princeton University does not 
have a fraternity system but in- 
stead a number of local eating 
clubs. The problem arose here last 
week when fifteen Jewish students 
signed a statement saying: "I feel 

See Page 3, Col. 4 

Panel Says U. S. 
Must See Facts 

The annual Alumni panel en- 
titled "American Destiny; A Sec- 
ond Rate Power?" came to the 
conclusion Saturday that the po- 
tential is present, but whether ef- 
fective and realistic steps to avert 
the present crisis will be taken re- 
mains the question. 

Professor Charles Keller, open- 
ing the discussion, concluded that 
government aid was necessary for 
expansion and reorganization of 
our educational system. 

Physics professor David A. Park 
used interesting facts to compare 
the Russian and American scien- 
tific educational programs. He de- 
plored the "one-fiftieth of one per 
cent" of the national budget al- 
located for creative research. 

Russian System 

Park also analyzed the struc- 
ture of the Russian system. He 
noted that in applied research the 
Soviets could produce amazing re- 
sults, but that this meant a sub- 
sequent sacrifice in other scientif- 
ic fields and of badly needed 
teaching talent. The yardstick he 
used in comparing the U. S. and 
Russia in education and research 
was the number of annual Nobel 
Prizes received by each. 

Economics professor, Emile Des- 
pres and Dean Vincent Harnett 
criticized Washington for an un- 
realistic approach both to our for- 
eign policy and the recent domes- 
tic business recession. Barnett ob- 
served that America was Just 
growing out of the post World War 
attitude that it was the only world 
power. 



Faculty Obsolete; 
Machines Gaining 

By Eric Davis 

The lengthening shadow of the 
machine age is darkening the sa- 
cred citadel of liberal education. 

First, New York University in- 
troduced a course over television 
in tlie New York area. On the mid- 
term exam, the electronic students 
pulled a B-average. Eighteen nov- 
elists are being discussed over the 
air waves this semester. 

Then, a Schenectady television 
station announced a course to be 
given in basic Russian. 

Now, Prof. Harold W. Bibber of 
Union College in Schenectady is 
fostering a 'pinball machine' edu- 
cation, which features a textbook, 
a testing machine, and 'self-disci- 
pline.' Closed-circuit TV and film- 
ed lectures will also help to broad- 
cast the benefits of knowledge. 

Harvard University, under the 
guidance of Prof. Burrhus Hkni- 
ner, will actually give Natural Sci- 
ences 114 with a machine which 
teaches from a text through con- 
tinual testing and re-testing of 
the student's skill. 

Students will not give up the ad- 
vantages of the personal teacher- 
student relationship without a 
fight. Questions which can be an- 
ticipated are: 'Is tlie machine able 
to instill in us the thirst for know- 
ledge, to impart the full flavor of 
its subject?' 



I The reasons for these changes, 
indicated Professor Gates of tlie 

' Economics Department is to give 
sophomores more choice in a par- 
ticular field of their interest, and 
somewhat more flexibility in their 
study of economics; to concentrate 

I economic theory in tire junior 
year, when men can make better 
use of their freshman and soplio- 
more courses and some 'lie hopes) 
additional maturity; and finally, 
for men majoring in Economics, to 
concentrate on work in underde- 
veloped countries and comparative 
economic .systems in Economics 
19-20. 

I Required Courses 

1 Mr. Gates al.so reported that the 
: Political Economy major will be 
altered in that the number of re- 
quired courses in the major will 
be reduced, to give students more 
flexibility in their work. 

The courses to be offered for the 
first time in 1958-59 are all in 
Divisions I and II, the Math and 
Science curricula remaining un- 
changed. 

The Art Department is offering 
two new seminars: one in problems 
in American Art, and one on 
French Art from 1450 to 1800. 

English Changes 

The English Department, in ad- 
dition to offering a new seminar 
on drama to be given by Profes- 
sors O'Neill and Aiken, is al.so re- 
vamping some of their course ma- 
terial. The former English 3-4 
See Page 3, Col. 5 



Purple Key Weekend To Feature 
Athletics, Dance In Student Union 

Wesleyan and Army afford the 
opposition in all sports for the 
coming Purple Key weekend. The 
events will be split between home 
and away contests with the home 
conflicts being basketball, swim- 
ming, and hockey. 

Saturday Dance 

The event which makes this 
weekend different from an ordi- 
nary athletic weekend is the dance 
sponsored by the Purple Key fol- 
lowing the varsity basketball 
game, lasting until 12 o'clock on 
Saturday night. 

It will be held in the freshman 
lounge of Baxter Hall and will 
feature the orchestra of Hugo Bas- 
so from Providence. Free beer will 
be served in the Rathskeller. 

Freshman Hours 

Fieshmen will be allowed hours 
in the dorm following the dance. 

The varsity basketball game a- 
gainst Wesleyan will be the last 
chance for Williams men to see 
their team in action on home 
ground. The following weekend the 
Ephmen round out the season with 
an important game at Amherst. 
Pete Willmott '57, is serving as 
general chainnan for the week- 
end. Ted Oppenheimer is hand- 
ling the publicity for the event. 




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Vol. LXXII February 19, 1958 Number 5 



THE U. A. R. 

Ill tlic articli' wliicli iippcai.s in tlii.s issue of 
the Rkcoiu) on tlic tormatioii of the Uiiitcd Arab 
Rc'piil)lic, a Williams junior from li'a(| sup|5orts 
the cause of Arab nationalism. 

'I'bis sup|5ort is tlistiirbin^lv stronjr. 

Tlie unity of tbc .\rabs has c.Nistod for cen- 
turies, he claims. It has rested on cultural, reli- 
f^ious and liiiiruistic unifonnitv. Only now, after 
centuries of "foreij^n intrusion," is this heritage 
receivintr political expression. 

Many real political and economic factors 
which divide the Arab world are ignored in this 
article. TI.e complexity of the problems of Israel, 
American air bases, and loreifrii oil interests is 
unrecognized. And how is the U. .\. H. related to 
the federation of |ordan and Iraq? 

The article is not a dispassionate analysis. 
It is rather a terribly sincere statement of belief, 
the creed of a religion. This is a religion with 
oversim|)lified aims, backed up by tremendous 
emotional force. It has the same intolerance of 
foreign "intrusion" that English Puritans had of 
Papists, that the courts of the Inquisition had of 
heresy. ', 

This extreme nationalist religion cannot be 
forgotten if we aie to act ellecti\elv in the Mid- 
dle East, if we are to understand the imjilications 
of the Bagdhad Pact or the Eisenhower Doetiine. 
if we are to gi\'e well-recei\'ed foreign aid, if we 
are to win the friendshi|i of the "uncommitted' 
nations of the woild. 



Riddle Of Co-existence 

Bti K. Warner Kim 

Editor's Note: Kim. a junior, i.i from Soctil, 
Korea. At Williain.'; he i.s active in the CoUe<!.e 
Chapel. 

Professor Frederick L. Schumau, at last 
weekend's conference in Cambridge, presented 
what may well be the most crucial concern of 
modern man, namely "Co-existence or Co-an- 
nihilation?" ()|K'iiiiig the Conference, sponsored 
by the American Friends Service Committee, 
Schuman showed that the general nature of in- 
ternational politics permitted only two |50ssiblc 
alternatives in dealing with modern states: di- 
plomacy or war. 

Following Schumau Dr. Owen Lattimore, 
Professor of Far Eastern History at Johns Ho]> 
kins University, gave his fresh, discerning in- 
sights on the Far Eastern situation today. He 
emphasized the fact that, while the Bolsheviki of 
Russia in 1917 did not have much experience in 
the art of ruling, "Mao & Co." were (|uite old 
hands at their trade. He also speculated that it 
will take less time for Red China to modernize 
herself in terms of industrialization than it did 
for Russia. 

Rupert Emcr.ion 

On the second day of the conference Rupert 
Emerson, Professor of Government at Harvard, 
spoke on Nationalism and the Cold War. Con- 
centrating on the area of /Vsia-African national- 
ism, be stressed the fact that most if not all of 
Africans and Asians think of imperialism only in 
relation to Western capitalism and colonialism, 
and never in relation to Russian communism. Em- 
erson, however, made a cautious warning that 
many "footnotes" are necessary when we talk 
about the Afro-.\sian World, that is, diversity i.s 
crucial to anv adequate understanding of the 
problem. The so-called Afro-Asian World cannot 
be treated as one political entity. 

During the panel discussions Schuman again 
emphasized the fact that we cannot overlook the 
schizophrenic nature of Russian politics, which 
he described as a "paradox" of Messianic uni- 
versalism and secular nationalism. In answering 
Singer of Vassar, who proposed another alterna- 
tive of world government in addition to the 
Schtiman's alternatives of war and diplomacy, 
Schuman declared that he is "a tired world fed- 
eralist". 

"Man w Man" 
Giving the concluding speech of the Confer- 
ence the famous Williams professor. Dr. Schu- 
man, stated his basic a.ssumption that man is 
neither angel nor demon but that man is man. 
When we tell jjcoplc, Mr. Schuman quipped, 
that the world is neither black nor white, they 
see it "red". 



Warning that any solution to the existhig 
problem will beget other jHoblems, he concludecl 
that our job in 1958 is not to escape from this 
"eternal succession of problems" but face them 
and "save time". When the situation gets out of 
human control, much wisdom and much experi- 
ence will no longer save us from total "co-an- 
nihilation". Wc must, Schumau said, negotiate 
for the negotiables. It is a sign of madness to 
attempt to negotiate for the non-negotiable mat- 
ters e.g. die "package deal" unification of Ger- 
many on only one side's terms. We must act be- 
fore we become unable to act. 

Accompanying Schuman were eight other 
undergraduates. We were impressed not only 
with the speakers' brilliance and erudition but 
their courage to s)3cak when most of us dare not 
speak. If someone is tempted to accuse or admire 
the |iarticipaiits in this critical Conference as 
being slightly or quite un-American, i.e. not in- 
nocent enough, then one might answer with 
Kierkegaard that they are at least not ignorant, 
since innocence is ignorance in the crucial sense. 



THE PRIMA DONNA 

Bif Ernie Iinhoff 

The Violetta of Maria Callas, jjresented twice 
recently in New York, and Maria Schell's per- 
formance in The La.st Brid<^e at the Walden last 
week call to mind the problem, peculiar in eii- 
tertaininent, of the ]5rima iloima jisyche. 

The term prima donna usually linked with 
opera is that special genre of female giant whose 
lame rests as much on personality as on talent, 
in tlie old days the exalted divas at the Meti'o- 
p,)litan and elsewhere made tliemselves as stormy 
and glamorous olfstage as on, and were both 
lo\eit and hated as a result. 

Today times are changed, and "grandstand- 
ing' has become (juite subdued. Nexcrtheless, 
the comiilete separation of artistic and other con- 
duct of certain o|K'ra singers is still being denied 
by the public mind. Maria Callas affords the 
outstanding example for our purposes. 

True Performer 

Callas in spite of, and probably more because 
of a distinctly personal style of singing is un- 
deniably one of the true ])erformers in opera to- 
day. She is also an actress, rather a rare phe- 
nomenon in her field. On top of all this she is 
an emotional prima donna. 

Thus, the ]5roblein. While most music fol- 
lowers content themselves with the first two 
traits, the general public at the same time finds 
itself terribly concerned with her unprofessional 
activities, either hating or loving her feuds with 
dressmakers, her mother and baritone Sordello or 
tenor Di Stepbano et al. 

Criticism of her art is thereby often colored 
by criticism of her ego. Thus unpenetrating col- 
umnists as Hy Gardner dote on her "tantrums", 
the American Guild of Musical Artists is con- 
sidering banning her temporarily from U. S. 
concerts and operas, and fiery Euroi^ean papers 
condemn her "cold-bloodedness" and "melodra- 
inatics". 

Walkouts 

A more subtle and serious problem concerning 
(Dallas arises when, as recently witnessed in 
Rome, the artist allows her temperamental na- 
ture actively to interfere with the presentation 
of her talent. To date she has walked out on 
four scheduled operas precipitating the AGMA's 
l^ossible ouster move and in Italy proposed na- 
tional legislation concerning her professional fu- 
ture in Rome and perhaps even Milan. 

This is a personal question only the prima 
donna herself can answer. It might be noted not 
as a coin]ilcte excuse for her actions but in pass- 
ing that she has had sup)5ort from forces other 
than Elsa Maxwell. Various top flight singers as 
the Met's Licia Albanese, whom we could talk 
with after her Boheme last week, have defended 
Callas on the grounds of the extreme pressure 
involved. 

Maria Schell 

The other case in jioint is another European 
Maria, Fraulcin Schell. This German actress' 
performances (as The Bridge's Helga) for all 
))ractical purposes are "fabelhaft" (incredible). 
Yet ijroportionately too much attention is drawn 
to her quite undeniable eccentricities, strikingly 
like Mdm. Callas' fanatic awareness of her envi- 
ous professional position, ob,stinacy and frank 
prizing of material wealth and audience's plau- 
dits. 

The price of genius on stage is often idiosvn- 
erasv off stage. Witness notables in other fields; 
alcoholic Dylan Thomas, expectorating, acidic 
Ted Williams, drug-addicted Dante Rosetti, oft- 
married and irregular Hollywood personages. 

The artist's professional publicity is some- 
times enhanced, sometimes weakened, both, by 
exploiters of the sensational. Tlie dramatic per- 
formance, however, in most cases should be con- 
sidered by itself alone and not with the elements 
of the temperamental prima donna ego. The play 
not the byplay is forever the thing. 



Obviously A Misnomer 

Ihj Bill Arend 

Williams has often been called "the Princeton of the Potted 
Ivy League", much to the disgust of any Williams man within 
hearing distance. Recent devolopmcnts at Princeton tend to throw 
some serious doubts on the validity of this parallel— or stigma. 

A current Life article presents some views written by Prince- 
ton Seniors at the re(|uest of an English Professor. The Life head- 
line describes the Princetonians as "irate, defiant individualists" 
and "Prudent idealists." A more descri|5tive term could be un- 
realistic, isolated idealists and avowed snobs. The article makes no 
|3retenses that the views |5resented are tyjjieal of Princeton but 
it does try to attach these views to the |)reseiit college generation. 
Such an attachment is a direct insult to that generation. 

The views presented are idealistic enough but the attitudes of 
selfishness and sup|)osed superiority are not exactly coin|)limen- 
tary to Princeton. One Senior wrote that he wanted to be better, 
"more competent, more cajjable than the mediocre massi's, whom 
1 despise bi'cause of their a|)atliy and nietlioerity. This is why I 
work as 1 do— to ensure that I will iiexer fall into those masses." 
Another said that he did not want to associate with ))eoi)le not of 
his "tyjie" because "intimate social contact would be pointless and 
])robably boring on both sides. " 

The article does not sto|) at presenting the snobbery of the 
Prhicetoii students but goes on to show the selfishness and per- 
sonal ambition which su|i]3osetlly is characteristic of our genera- 
tion, "The Unsilent Generation". One Senior states that in order 
to prove that he is one of the "fittest" in life he is going to act 
strictly in his own self-interest and on his own behalf. ".My hopes 
for the future are based on the assuin|)tioii that I am going to have 
to take every short-cut, e\ery means at my disjjosal to achieve my 
desired ends." 

Discrimination Issue 

Manifestations of this attitude can be seen in the recent dis- 
crimination issue at Princeton raised by 2.3 So|)homores who re- 
fused bids to join eating clubs. The Undergraduate Council asked: 
"Does the university administration condone the existence of pri- 
vate autonomous groups within the Princeton community which 
assert their right to discriminate religiously?" Willi:ims can be 
justifiably proud of itself for assuring that the discriminaton issue 
on this cam|)us has bt'en met and resoKcd. Princeton should be 
ashamed lor not lollowing sooner the exam|)le ot Williams. 

More important, Williams should be proud that such evidences 
of snobbery and selfishness are not widely prevalent here. Tiie 
traditions of acceptauee of indivitluals of all "types"' and the fruit- 
ful experience of living with all kinds of in(lividuals have long 
been a |)art of the W illiams life. From the Haystack Monument' 
foreign missionary moyement to recent examples of college spirit 
such as Total Oiiportunity, strong support for athletic teams, and 
even the imjiressive Freshman ice sculpture, Williams men have 
proven themselves to be tolerant and unselfish. 

Obviously the designation of Williams as "the Princeton of 
the Potted Ivy League"' is a misnomer and should be greeted with 
indignant defense by the true Williams man. 




Ivy League 

Is it ever Ivy! "Why, Coke is the most 
correct beverage you can possibly 
order on campus. Just look around you. 
"What are the college social leaders 
going for? Coca-Cola! So take a leaf 
out of their Ivy League book and do the 
same! Enjoy the good taste of Coke! 




SIGN OF GOOD TASTE 



Bottled under aullioiity of The Coca-Cola Company by 

BERKSHIRE COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. 
PITTSFIELD, MASS. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 19, 1958 



Iraqui Student Names U. A. R. 
Arab Rendezvous With History 



By Abdul Wohabe 

Editor's Note: A junior at Williiiim 
and president of the Intenuitioiwt Rc- 
latioits did), Wolud)e lives in 'Zidmir, 
Iniq. 'I'liis (irlicic phwes the forma- 
tion of the V. A. l\. in the context of 
the Arab juttiotud niovenwnt as a 
whole. It does not refh'i-t the tu it ■, 
of the editors. 

At 5:10 one afternoon last week, 
representatives of two Arab States 
— Egypt and Syria — concluded 
their conference in Cairo by sign- 
ing a historic proclamation. 

The proclamation brought into 
being a voluntary reunion of two 
Arab states dismembered, for dif- 
ferent reasons by different foreign 
powers, eight centuries ago. To- 
morrow there will be a plebiscite 
in Egypt and Syria to make the 
Union official and to elect its new 
President. 

Arab Nationalism 

The establishment of the United 
Arab Republic is, so far, the high- 
est expression of the Arab nation- 
al movement. It is not an isolated 
event; nor is it a final accom- 
plishment. It is a rendezvous with 
history, one as old as the history 
of man himself. The Union's gen- 
esis must be envisioned within the 
total context of the Arab national 
awakening. 

The motives behind the Union's 
establishment are inseparable 
from the historical and national 
aspirations of the Arab peoples. 
The Union's prospects and poten- 
tialities — whatever its accomplish- 
ments may be — cannot be ab- 
stracted from the totality of ur- 
ges, hopes and determinations 
which inhabit the Arab mind. 

Yet, the apparent differences 
within the Arab society, the dis- 
sension in Arab political circles, 
and the rivalries of the rulers give 
the impression that Arab unity, if 
not wholly unreal, is still very far 

What, then, are the elements of 
reality in this idea which seems 
so difficult to assess? Unity is the 
basic norm in the life of the Arab 
people. Their division into sepai'- 
ate entities is a transient phase of 
foreign intiiision which finally e- 
rupted into the "lava flow" from 
Western volcanic activities that 




MODERN CAIRO 



spread itself over Palestine. 

Unifying Forces 

The similarity of topographical 
and climatical conditions in the 
Arab countries have formed simi- 
larities in the social structure. The 
continuity of civilization has also 
made for a unity of outlook. In 
towns, villages and cities through- 
out the Arab world, the history of 
man is represented in unbroken 
line from the cave to the Sputnik 
age. Successive covers of dirt load- 
ed with massive indexes of history 
testify to the remote origin and 
continuity of human effort in this 
region. 

Beliefs and practices, which can 
be traced to the infinite past, are 
still current among the people. 
Next to this unity of civilization, 
a great unifying force Is provided 
by Islam, if not as a religion, per- 
haps as a culture and a way of life. 
In thiii sense Islam belongs not 
only to those who profess It, but 
is the heritage of those who don't. 

The Arabic language Is one of 
the strongest bonds which hold 
the Arabs together. The modem 
Arab renaissance began with the 
revival of classical Arabic. The 
culture of which Arabic is the 
medium of expression is the com- 
mon heritage of all Arabs. 

The loss of political unity early 
in Arab history did not affect the 
basic unity of Arab culture and 
society. And even this unreal loss 



of unity was healed when the Arab 
countries, from 1516 to 1918, form- 
ed part of one political system un- 
der the Ottoman Empire. 
Past Failures 
The disintegration of the Em- 
pire led to various attempts to re- 
create the Arab nation as a poli- 
tical entity. These attempts failed. 
Partly because the movements 
lacked genuine, native leadership, 
but chiefly because the Western 

See Page 6, Col. 2 



Cinemascoop 



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Paramount - Glenn Ford In a 
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ends tonight. "The Bridges at To- 
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its" goes through Friday. 

Walden - Tonight's the last 
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sensuous best in "The Bride Was 
Much Too Beautiful". It that isn't 
enough, Marilyn Monroe in a very 
tight dress stars in "The Prince 
And The Show Girl" with Laur- 
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day. 



Discrimination . . . 

I have been discriminated against 
because of race or religion". Ef- 
forts to relieve the same situation 
in past years has met with little 
or no success. 

Williams has made notable pro- 
gress in its attempts to curb dis- 
crimination. The milestone of this 
progress was the Total pledging 
achieved in rushing last fall. 



Curriculum . . . 



course Is hereafter to be a pair of 
sophomore electives and English 
5-6 is now incorporated In a new 
course, English 3a-4a, on English 
literature of the 16th and 17th 
centuries. 

The History Department will 
present two new courses next 
year: History 7a; "Prom Absolu- 
tion to Revolution; 1648-1789", to 
be taught by Mr. Murphy, and 
History 17a, on the history of Am- 
erican Education, to be given by 
Mr. Keller. 

New Music Courses 

The Music Department will of- 
fer three new additions: a course 
in Medieval and Renaissance Mu- 
sic, together with a course of the 
music of Bach, and a new seminar 
on contemporary music in the U- 
nited States, to be given by Pro- 
fessors Barrow and Shalnman. 

There will be a new seminar In 
Political Science, on the "Political 
Theory of Liberal Democracy", a- 
long with three new language 
courses; Italian 1-2 and 3-4, and 
a long awaited elementary Rus- 
sian course. 

Russian 1-2 will be open to any 
interested freshmen and sopho- 
mores. The two Italian courses are 
open to any underclassmen desir- 
ing a background in this Romance 
language. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 19, 1958 



Varsity Hockey Blasts MIT 10-0; 
Norwich Wins 4-3 As Rally Fails 

By Josevli Wheelock 

In two weekend games the varsity hockey team broke even 
as they dropped a close one to Norwich 4-3 after soundly defeat- 
injr MIT by a 10-0 score. 

Friday night's game saw the Ephmen meet a badly under- 
manned and outclassed MIT team on the liome ice. The first period 
was dominated by Williams as they controlled the puck in the 
visitors' zone. Fierce checking by 



Ephmen Place 5txfA| Purple Swimmers Down Bowdoin; 
In Middlehury SkSng Lum Wins Twice In 51-35 Victory 



the Engineers prevented a score 
until Lowden took a pass from 
Fisher and flipped it into the nets 
at 9:11. Five minutes later Burgert 
duplicated the feat to put the Eph- 
men ahead 2-0. 

Eight More 
In the second period good de- 
fensive play again held Williams 
to two goals. The third period, 
however, was a different story. The 
Ephmen seemed to control the 
game almost at will, netting six 
more goals for a final score of 10- 
0. 

Right-wing Bob Lowden execut' 
ed the hat trick, scoring in all 
three periods; while MIT goalie 
Dick Burgle took some of the sting 
out of the Williams attack with 
his 51 saves. 

Norwich 

Saturday afternoon Williams op- 
posed a slightly favored Norwich 
six. PouiTiler opened the scoring 
for Norwich early in the first peri- 
od as he slipped one by goalie 
Denny Doyle. Minutes later Cap- 
tain Dave Cook evened the score 
at 1-1 after taking a pass from 
Rich Lombard. 

Norwich scored three more times 
to surge into a 4-1 lead before 
Williams again tallied on a shot by 
Woody Bmgert at 7:12 of the third 
period. Six minutes later the Eph- 
men scored again to bring the 
score to 4-3. Though Doyle was 
taken out in favor of a 6th skater, 
Williams was unable to tie the 
game. 

6-9 Record 

The result of the weekend's ac- 
tivity gave the hockey team a six 
win, nine loss record for the sea- 
son. The next home game will be 
on Friday against Army. 

Zete Wins Ski Title 

Intramural skiing was resumed 
after a year's layoff last week and 
Zeta Psi romped to an easy vic- 
tory in front of runner-up Chi Psl. 

Over 39 skiers competed and 
Hubert Baxter '61, had the win- 
ning time for the meet of 21.1 
seconds. 





Summaries 




team 




time 


Zeta Psi 




68.9 


Chi Psi 




71.7 


Phi Gam 




74.0 


Phi Delt 




74.2 



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Frosh Rout Vermont; 
Hawkins Scores Two 

Winning their third game of the 
year, the Williams freshman hock- 
ey team defeated Vermont Acad- 
emy 7-2 last Thursday on home 
ice. 

Second line center "Boots" Cole 
man opened the scoring early in 
the first period on a slap shot that 
found the mark. Williams increas- 
ed its lead later in the same period 
when Larry Hawkins skated a 
round the defense and scored on 
a backhand shot. 

Ephs Increase Lead 

The freshman split the game 
wide open in the second period. 
After defenseman John Whitney 
scored on a screen shot from the 
blue line, the first line of Haw- 
kins, Lowe and Relnaman whip- 
ped in three quick goals within 
two minutes. George Lowe fed a 
pass across the ice to Hawkins who 
added one himself, then set up 
Laurie Relnaman for the sixth 
tally. 

The third period saw the pace 
slow as each team added one more 
to make the final score 7-2. 



Intramural B-Ball 

Piling up a 12 point halftime 
lead, Phi Gamma Delta went 
on to swamp Beta Theta Pi 31- 
14 In intramural basketball 
Monday afternoon, to move into 
undisputed position of first 
place in the Monday league. 

In the Tuesday league Delta 
Upsilon, with a perfect 6-0 rec- 
ord, leads Alpha Delta Phi, 
which currently stands at 5-1. 
Playoffs are scheduled for early 
March. 



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Participating in its third meet 
of the season, the Williams Var- 
sity ski team placed sixth In the 
Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Cham- 
pionships at Middlebury. 

Although individual scores im- 
proved for the Ephmen, a fall by 
Jim Becket in the slalom proved 
to be the one bad break that will 
keep Williams, as a team, from 
competing in the NCAA meet at 
Dartmouth in two weeks. 

The best performance of the 
day was turned in by co-captain 
Becket as he placed 8th in the 
downhill. Sophomore Bill Judson 
ran 9th in the slalom followed by 
Geoff Fisher in tenth place. Beck- 
et also copped an eleventh in the 
cross-country. | 

Dartmouth edged out Middle- 
bury, the host team, to avenge 
their loss at the Williams Carnival. 
Finishing behind the Panthers 
were St. Lawrence, New Hamp- 
shire, Vermont, Williams, Norwich, 
Yale, La Valle and Syracuse. 

The point margin was very 
close between Williams and Ver- 
mont and the jumping once again 
proved to be the real difference. 

Individuals who place In the top 
ten at the Easterns are qualified 
to compete in the NCAA Champ- 
ionships. This will probably mean 
that the best of Williams' skiers 
will compete. 




• ■ > . 




BOB MUIB 

swimming: coach 



Setting two Bowdoin pool and 
one Williams College record, the 
Williams swimming team swept 
past the home forces Saturday 
51-35, for its third win. 

The record breakers were Bob 
Severance in the 100 yard butter- 
fly (59.5 seconds), and the Eph 
400 yard medley relay team of 
Henry Tatem, Barry Buckley, Sev- 
erance and Alex Reeves (4:08.4). 

Junior Don Lum swam to firsts 
in the 220 and 440 yard freestyle, 



■■'>. followed by Jack Creden In both 
■ events. Chip Ide took first In the 
50 yard freestyle. 
The summary: 

100 butterfly: won by Sever- 
ance (W), 2nd Riley (B), 3rd 
Corn.s (W); time 59.5 (Bowdoin 
t, pool record ) . 

50 free: won by Ide (W), 2nd 
Roach (B), 3rd Henshaw (B); 
time 23.5. 

100 free: won by Roach (B), 2nd 
Henshaw <B), 3rd Hyland (W); 
time 55.7. 

220 free: won by Lum (W), 2nd 
Creden <W), 3rd Noel (B); time 
2:22.5. 

200 back: won by Plourde (B), 
2nd Tatem (W), 3rd Curtis (B);' 
time 2:18.8. 

200 breast: won by Plourde (B), 
2nd Buckley iW), 3rd White (B); 
time 2:40.0. 

440 free: won by Lum (W), 2nd 
Creden (W), 3rd Noel (B); time 
5:18.3. 

Diving: won by Eaton (B), 2nd 
Ryan (W), 3rd Wooley (B); points 
66.9. 

400 medley: won by Williams 
(Tatem, Buckley, Severance, Reev- 
es); time 4:08.4. iBowdoin pool, 
Williams College record). 

400 free relay: won by Williams 
(Ide, Severance, Frost, Reeves) ; 
time 3:42.0. 



A Campus-to-Career Case History 




Bill Rhode (left) at the site of New Orleans' new Claiborne Street Industrial Canal Bridge. 

"Problems keep life interesting 

for a telephone engineer 



"I've taken part in all kinds of en- 
gineering projects during the five years 
I've been with the telephone com- 
pany," says Bill Rhode, M.E., Tulane, 
'52. "Each project brings special 
problems to solve. 

"Take a couple of recent jobs I did 
as examples. One was to plan and 
oversee the relocation of telephone fa- 
cilities near a new drawbridge. The 
job included designs for attaching tele- 
phone cable to the finished bridge and 
for providing service to the bridge- 
tender's office and the locks. 

"The other job was completely dif- 



ferent. I was asked to make an ex- 
perimental installation of some newly 
developed line concentrator equip- 
ment. After selecting the test location, 
I engineered facilities for the remote 
concentrator unit, and trunk plant to 
the central office. 

"Another thing about these jobs — 
they're a result of the growth of the 
telephone business. Not only do prob- 
lems like these keep life interesting 
for a telephone engineer, but they 
mean that careers are full of oppor- 
tunities to show what you can do and 
get ahead." 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 19, 1958 



Eph Matmen Tied By 
Colgate; Frosh Taken 

Leadiiif^ for most ol the match, the varsity wrestling team 
was finally overcome and tied, 14-14, by Colgate last Saturday in 
the Lasell gym. 

The highlight of the match for Williams was Stu Smith's ( 130) 
pin of Colgate's Maury Eaton. The 
pin came at 3:51 of the second 
period on a half-nelson and 
crotch. 

Moore Successful 

Kuhrt Wienecke, captain Jim 
Hutchinson and Dave Moore also 
turned in successful performances 
for the Ephs. Wienecke, wrestling 
at 137, overpowered Dick Mc- 
Shane, 8-1. Hutchinson scored 
three reversals to outpoint Ted 
Tobias in the 147 pound class. At 
177, Moore led all the way to 
beat Dick Kelly, 8-6. 

Wally Matt, Steve Lewis, Pete 
Carney, and Denny Mitchell were 
the Williams' fatalities. Matt at 
137 was beaten by Paul Martin, 
3-1. Lewis (157) was outpointed 
by Ted Houser, 6-3, while Carney 
lost to Skip Schult at 167, 3-0. 
In the final match, Mitchell was 
pinned by Pete Newell at 5:39 of 
the second period. 

Kent Crushes Frosh 

Winning all but two matches, 
the Kent wrestling team powered 
its way to a 24-6 victory over the 
Williams freshmen at Lasell Gym 
Saturday. Only undefeated Skip 




.Sophomore STEVE LEWIS in 
action against Colgate last Sat- 
urday. 

Chase and Jack Staples could sal- 
vage wins for the Eph frosh. 

Chase at 147 lbs. defeated Bai- 
ter of Kent and Staples, wrestling 
at 167 won a decision over Kent's 
Pagano. 



Yale Defeats Eph 
Squashmen, 7-2 

The Varsity Squash team di'op- 
ped its third match on Friday to 
Yale 7-2. OUie Stafford, the per- 
ennial strongman on the team, 
and Roger Southall, the number 
three player, were the only ones 
to ring up wins for Williams. 

Stafford defeated Yale's Son- 
ny Howe 15-12, 10-15, 15-11, 15-12 
to run his season's record to 5 vic- 
tories and one defeat. Through- 
out the match OUie mixed deep 
sliots and cross-courts, to keep 
Howe in the backcourt, with sharp 
angles to take the contest. Greg 
Tobin lost in straight games to 
Harvey Sloane, Yale's captain. 
Southall won a good match from 
temperamental Charles Kingsley 
15-13. 9-15, 15-9, 15-8. 

Drop Last Six 

Shulman, Bowen, Beckwith, and 
Weaver lost four games. Beck- 
with's close match was lost in the 
last seconds of an extra-point 
game when he was hit with the 
ball. Bob McCoy beat Ernie 
Fleishman in straight games for 
the number seven match. Chris 
Schaeffer lost a heartbreaker 8-15, 
15-7, 8-15, 15-8, 17-16. 

The team is now on the I'oad un- 
til March 1 when Williams meets 
Amherst here. Princeton, Wesley- 
an, and Dartmouth are the next 
opponents for the Ephs. Wesleyan 
shouldn't prove too tough for 
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Williams Tops Jeffs 
In Close 64-55 Contest 

Bif Jan Rozendaal 
Playinf^ steady, controlled hall, the William.s varsity dominat- 
ed play to gain a 64-55 victory over Amherst Saturday in Lasell 
gym. The Ephs gained an early lead which they clung to tena- 
ciously and were never seriously threatened. Sophomore [. B. 

Mori'is led the Williams attack 
with 16 points while Jeff star Bill 
Warren was high for the game 
with 20. 

Early Eph Lead 

The early moments of the game 
saw the purple take the lead to 
stay on two quick baskets by Mor- 
ton and two foul shots by Bill 
Hedeman. A tight man to man de- 
fense and fine defensive rebound- 
ing by Morton, Hedeman and 
Morris combiiied to hamper the 
Amherst attack. 

The fine outside shooting of 
Pete Willmott and the deadly 
scoring of Jeff Morton who col- 
lected 12 points in the first half, 
were the vital factors in breaking 
up the Jeffs' zone and giving the 
Ephs a 35-27 half lead. 

Steady Second Half 

The start of the second half 
saw Amherst resort to a man to 
man defense in an attempt to get 
back into contention. A bad break 
for Williams came early in the 
half when Morton picked up his 
fourth foul and was taken out 
temporarily. With Morton out, the 
slack was taken up by Morris and 
Hedeman. Morris scored well on 
driving shots while Hedeman 
steadied the Eph attack and con- 
verted six out of ten foul shots in 
the second half to end up with a 
total of 13 points for the game. 
Morton returned to the game but 
soon fouled out and only collected 
two points in the second half to 
make his total 14. Williams was 
able to control the ball well in 
the final minutes as they let the 
clock run out and put the wraps 
on the nine point victory. 




Sophomore J. B. MORRIS, who 
led Eph scoring in Amherst vic- 
tory with 16 points. 



Frosh Lose To Yale 

The Williams Freshman squash 
team lost its third match of the 
season Friday to the Yale frosh. 
Only Fred Kasten and Marty Lin- 
sky, the number seven and nine 
players respectively, were able to 
win their matches. 

Brian Loses 

Bruce Brian, the top Freshman 
player, lost a close match to Tad 
Starr, 15-11, 10-15, 15-11, 15-12. 
John Leathers, playing in the 
number two spot lost another four 
game match to Gates of Yale, 14- 
18, 16-14, 15-6, 15-5. 



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News 
Notes 



Arabs 



WCC ELECTIONS - Elections 
on Thursday, Feb. 13, selected 11 
members of the board of the WCC. 
From the Junior class Bill Apple- 
gate, Tom Piper, Jerry Rardin, 
Steve Saunders, and Stu Staley 



powers — especially England and 
France — parcelled between them 
the Arab lands and reduced them 
to a number of petty states. 

Nevertlieless, the current set in 
motion by tliose movements — 
wlTich can not be enumerated here 
— caused a stir in Arab society and 
provided a stimulus and founda 



were chosen. From the Sophs, Don tion for further work. This work 
Campbell, Cotton File, Jim Hart- 1 expressed itself most dramatically 
ley, and Ron Stegall were chosen, | m the Syrian constitution of 1950. 
and Al Bogatay and Dave Hall 
from the class of '61. 

DIAL TELEPHONES - An in 
terview with Thomas H. McNa 
mara of the New England Tele- : 
phone and Telegraph Company re- 



The Preamble reads: "We the 

i Representatives of the Syrian Arab 
people . . . announce that our peo- 

; pie, who are part of the Arab Na- 
tion both in their past history or i or is it just a change in leader- 



is on in all Arab countries, with 
greater effectiveness in some than 
in others. The conviction has tak- 
en hold of enough forceful ele- 
ments to bring its realization with- 
in reach. Admittedly, however, 
many difficulties lie in the path 
of this Union. But they are not of 
such a nature as to defy a deter- 
mined and organized effort illu- 
minated by the creative possibili- 
ties of a reunited Arab nation. 

In the light of this development 
several questions come forward. 
What would be the impact of this 
development on contemporary 
world politics? Or, more import- 
ant, does this development imply 
a change in purpose and direction. 



can be realized only if the alms in the light of current power poll- 

tics, and remote from the needs of 
the people effected. 



of Arab unification are fully ap 
predated. The Union aims at re- 
alization of social solidarity, ec- 
onomic progress, political freedom 
and stability, elimination of for- 
eign domination and foreign Inter- 
ference in the region, positive neu- 
trality in current world conflict 
and the reestablishment of the 
place and mission of the Arabs in 
the family of nations. 



vealed that Williamstown will be 
put on a dial telephone system 
early in 1959. 

BRIGITTE BANNED - Phila- 
delphia police raided two theatres 
on Tues., Feb, 11, confiscating 
films of Brigitte Bardot's "And 
God Created Woman", The man- 
agers of the theatres were held in 
$500 bail each on charges of "ex- 
hibiting obscene film". 

Asked for comment on the de- 
mise of his Philadelphian compa- 
triots, Williamstown's inimitable 
Cal King declined comment on ei- 
tlier the incident or the movie. He 
affirmed, hovi'ever, that he still 
intends to show the movie in its 
original, uncut French version, 
sometime in March. 

SENIOR ELECTIONS - The 
senior cla.ss held its elections for 
permanent officers last night in 
a special meeting in Jesup Hall. 
The class president, secretary, a- 
gent. speaker and wardens were 
elected. 



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in their present and future, look 
forward to the day when one Arab 
Nation should be united in one 
State . . ." 

Again, (Art. 75), both Presi- 
dent and Representative solemnly 
promise to work for the realiza- 
tion of the unity of the Arab 
countries. Seven years later, a new 
constitution was laid down in Cai- 
ro under the present leadership. 
The Egyptian constitution reiter- 
ates almost to the word the Syri- 
an's solemn promise to work to- 
ward unity. Thursday, this rendez- 
vous with history becomes a reali- 
ty in the form of the United Arab 
Republic. 



ship? 

It has been shown here that Ar- 
ab unity is not an innovation, a 
borrowed concept, or an alien ide- 
ology. It is not a concern of a cer- 
tain individual or a group of in- 
dividuals alone. Neither is it a 
mere expedient and hastily-packed 
scheme provoked by a temporary 
incident, and lacking in justifica- 
tion and in support. 

On the contrary, the Arabs are 
recreating a social order which 
they knew when their society was 
creative and dynamic. And no na- 
tion can be forced to part with its 
past and its heritage, most of 
all the Arabs, the possessors, if 



Pull and complete unity is by not the sole possessors, of history, 
no means the goal and concern of i Challenge to West 

Egypt and Syria alone. The fight The impact of this development 



Thus, Arab civilization, recreat- 
ed, has a message with something 
distinctive and positive to offer to 
the world community. And as fai- 
as the Western world is concerned, 
the most important single fact is 
that the Arabs are in process of 
growth; they are in 
change. This change 
challenge which the West can ill 
afford to ignore. The Arabs are 
challenging the West to meet 
world problems with responsible 
decisions not motivated by sheer 
self-interest and economic or po- 
litical expediences. Not by ill-con- 
ceived military schemes planted 



The Arabs are demanding from 
the West a just and fair response 
to their world citizenship on the 
basis of justice and equality. They 
demand that they be given the 
same self-governing status and au- 
thority which is claimed by nations 
who wish to deal with them. 



Finally, it is a very delicate 
matter at this early stage to In- 
dicate what direction this Union 
will take. It is not wholly difficult, 
however, to realize that from now 
on it is the Arabs, and the Arab 
process of , P^°P''^ ^'^°^^- who will decide 
presents a which path to follow. 
1- 

The west ca:i ill-afford not to 
take notice of this highly crucial 
development in a region which is 
busy rediscovering its values, and 
which has now become conscious 
of its creative forces in a world 
that is so closely interdependent. 



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Vokime LXXll, Nuinhcr 6 

Job Interviews Suffer 
In Business Recession 

The recession which has hit the imtioii's economy ciuised four- 
teen recruiting orf^anizatioiis to cancel iiitcMvicvvs with jolj-scekint^ 
VVilhanis students. 

Ahhouffh the withdrawals have hecii halaiiced hy unsolicited 
additions to the Placement Bu 




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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



reau's schedule, Director Manton 
Copeland stated that "almost 
without exception" the 114 organ 
izations which are recruiting here 
between midyears and spring va- 
cation are exercising "greater se- 
lectivity" this year. 

Copeland predicted that fewer 
students would be invited for a 
second interview, and fewer would 
be offered jobs. 

Said Economics Professor Ker 
mit Gordon: "The bloom is off 
the roses." 

Ford, IJSS 
Cancellations included Pord, 
U. S. Steel and three corporations 
which build heavy machinery. 
This, according to Gordon, indi- 
cates a connection with the cur- 
rent American economic situa- 
tion. 

Tiie recession is just beginning 
to hit the producers of capital 
goods. Ford's sales are off twenty 
per cent of capacity. 

The cause for the nationwide 
setback is the decline in invest- 
ment spending which followed the 
overextended investment boom of 
1956 and 1957. It is not the result 
of mere invenioi^ pilcups, which 
marked the brief, self-correcting 
economic declines of 1948 and 
1953. 

Optimism 

According to Gordon the forces 
behind the current economic 
downturn resemble those of 1933. 
Yet they can be quickly corrected 
by a tax cut or increased govern- 
ment spending. 

Copeland too is optimistic. The 
cancellations of placement inter- 
views is "quite temporary." All 
recruiting organizations who can- 
celled have reserved a place in 
next year's Placement Bureau 
schedule. 



Rardin To Head 
'5S Chapel Board 



Jerry Rardin is the new chair- 
man of the Williams College Cha- 
pel. In an election meeting held 
Wednesday night at the home of 
Chaplain Coffin, the W. C. C. 
also selected Steve Saunders to 
serve as vice-chairman in charge 
of membership, Tom Piper as vice- 
chairman in charge of worship, 
Stu Staley as secretary, and Bill 
Applegate as treasurer. All the a- 
bove officers are in the class of 
1959. 

Rardin, a history honors stu- 
dent and Tyng scholar from Ports- 
mouth, Ohio, Is co-chairman of 
the religious conference scheduled 
to be held at Northfield, Massa- 
chusetts, on the weekend of March 
1. Besides his activities with the 
W. C. C. board, Rardin also serves 
as president of this year's Junior 
Advisors and as a member of the 
Student-Faculty Discipline Com- 
mittee. 

He Is active in The Washington 
Gladden Society, the Junior Oc- 
tet, and the Chapel Choir. He Is 
finishing a year as secretary of 
the Chi Psl house. 



Jacobs Lectures 
On Labor Status 

Samuel Jacobs, special assistant 
to Victor Reuther, vice-president 
of the United Auto Workers, will 
lecture on "Labor and Inflation" 
in Jcsup Hall at 8:00 p.m. Mon- 
day night. 

Sponsored by the Williams Lec- 
ture Committee, Jacobs' speech 
will provide factual insights into 
the labor situation and its rela- 
tionship to the current national 
economic scene. 

Jacobs has had extensive ex- 
perience in the labor field, serv- 
ing since 1951 as representative 
for the United Auto Workers in 
Washington, D. C. 

Wide Experience 

During the Second World War, 
Jacobs worked as labor relations 
advisor for the Office of Price 
Administration. He has also serv- 
ed as educational specialist for the 
Department of Labor in Washing- 
ton, and as research consultant in 
the education department of the 
United Auto Workers in Detroit. 

Jacobs worked for several years 
in politics, as legislative assistant 
to Senator Pat McNamara of 
Michigan. In 1943, while serving 
in his capacity as O. P. A. advisor, 
he also assisted the U. S. Ambas- 
sador to India, Chester Bowles. 

At present, he is a faculty mem- 
ber at the Washington School of 
Psychiatry in addition to his du- 
ties with the U. A. W. 



Van Vechten Prize 

The annual Van Vechten im- 
promptu speech contest will be 
held in 3 Griffin at 8 p.m. 
Monday, February 24. Winner 
of the forensic competition will 
receive a cash award of $30.00. 
No preparation is required, each 
contestant will speak for a peri- 
od of four minutes. All students 
are eligible, and contestants 
should register immediately 
with Mr. George Connelly at 9 
Goodrich. 




PRESIDENT LOVE 

after Tuesday's election 



Love, President In 
^58 Class Elections 

Jack L^ove is |)ennanent president of the Class of 1958. 

Ili.s selection was made Tuesday evening in a convention- 
style nieetint; atti'nded hy only 30 per cent of the Senior Class. 
Charles Cilchrist was cho.sen (Jlass A[;;ent and Bill Harter took over 
as Secretary-Treasurer. The two .\hirsliall posts were filled hy Lar- 
ry Nilsen and Ted Wynne, and Dave Phillips was selected as class 
speaker for Coniniencement. 

Love succeeds himself as class 
president. During the past year 
he has served as vice-president of 
both Junior Advisors and the Col- 
lege Council. A Tyng scholar and 
Gargoyle member, he won the 
Grosvenor Memorial Cup last May 
for being the Junior who best rep- 
resented the Williams tradition 
of character. He is past president 
of Theta Delta Chi and makes his 
home in Willow Grove, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

Gilchrist, Harter 

Gilchrist is also a member of 
Gargoyle and an active partici- 
pant in the Adelphic Union. He 
served on the College Council and 
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa 
during his junior year. 



Playfair To Produce 
Drama ^Dirty Hands' 

"Dirty Hands" a grim existentialist murder ]Dlay in translation 
from the French of Jean-Paul Sartre is the fourth major pioduc- 
tion of the Adams Memorial Theatre season. Rehearsals began 
Tuesday with performances scheduled for March 19, 20 and 21. 

AMT Professor Giles Playfair is directing a cast of twelve in 
the Wodd War II play ahout the prohleni of individual action in 
a godless universe. Bob Vail '58, 

■■■"■■" "•" ^•'"'■^l 



Panel Presents Study 
Of Scientific Method 

Optics and theories of lij^ht were the subjects of a Phi Beta 
Kappa discussion panel Tuesday evening in Griffin Hall. 

The student-faculty grouj) consisted of Professors Donald G. 
Rohr and Charles G. Nauert of the History department, Physics 
Professor Davitl A. Park and Phi Bete Tom Synnott '58. 

The pur|5ose of the discussion was to present a case study in 

the development of modem sci- 



'59, are cast in 



and Bill Edgar 
leading roles. 

Set in the mythical East Euro- 
pean country of Ilyira, the char- 
acters represent a conflict within 
the Communist party, which the 
author concludes in an ironic light. 

Also in the cast are Ann Play- 
fair, Rennie Clark '58, Peter Tacy 
'59, John Phillips '60, Bill Baker 
'60, Walt Brown '60, Peter Schroe- 
der '58, Sandy Saunders '60, and 
Ken Vogt '60. 

Experimental Theatre 

The first act of Ben Jonson's 
"Volpone or The Pox" will be di- 
rected by Professor J. Clay Hunt 
for production March 5 in the 
AMT's downstairs experimental 
theatre. Cast in the highly sym- 
bolic play are Tim Tully '58, Tony 
Distler '59, E< J. Johnson '59, 
John Burghardt '61, and Peter 
Schroeder. 

It is a 17th century comedy a- 
bout a fox-lilce man who seduces 
his friends who exhibit the char- 
acteristics of vultures. 

Qeoff Swift '60, plans a pro- 
duction of Chekov's "The Boor," 
a one act farce, for March 12. The 
cast has not been chosen. 



rjl^^^S- 




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DIRECTOR PLAYFAIR 

action in a godless universe 

Playfalr's highly successful pro- 
duction of "The Importance of Be- 
ing Earnest" will be revived for a 
tour beginning April 5 when It 
will be sponsored by the Vassar 
Club of Essex (N. J.) County as a 



entitle methods of thought. This 
was achieved by presenting the 
different views on the general sub- 
ject of optics espoused by three 
important scientific thinkers: Ro- 
ger Bacon, Leonardo de Vinci and 
Sir Isaac Newton. 

Changing Attitudes 

The discussion was oriented to 
an historical approach, as the pan- 
elists dealt with the revolution in 
scientific thought which charac- 
terized the 17th Century and noted 
the process of change from medi- 
eval to modern attitudes toward 
the universe, 

Synnott opened the forum with 
a brief exposition of the medieval 
approach to knowledge. He said 
that medieval scientists attempted 
to solve the ultimate "whys" of 
the universe. Their method was 
to reason from authorities using 
logic to expose contradictions and 
arrive at truth. 

Value of Science 

Professor Rohr discussed Roger 
Bacon and his writings on optics. 
Me pointed out Bacon's convic- 
tion that science was valuable not 
lor its own sake, but for its value 
as a weapon to conserve and 
strengthen Chi'istendom against 
the enemy. 

Leonardo de Vinci and Sir Isaac 
Newton were discussed by Profes- 
sors Nauert and Parke respective- 
ly. Nauert stressed de Vinci's fail- 
ure to tie his observations to sci- 
entific generalization, and Parke 
concluded the discussion with a 
summary of Newton's method In 
which mathematics became the 



benefit for their scholarship fund, language of science. 



Harter was also a Junior Advi- 
sor, a member of the Gul Busi- 
ness Board, and a four-year mem- 
ber of the W. C. C. He is currently 
serving as Secretary of Gargoyle 
and Secretary-Ti-easurer of Phi 
Beta Kappa. 

Phillips is President of Gargoyle 
and a Junior Phi Bete. A past pre- 
sident of the Adelphic Union, he 
has won three major speech prizes, 
and maintains membership in the 
national debating society. Delta 
Sigma Rho. 



Barrow Featured 
In Organ Recital 

Professor Robert G. Barrow will 
present an organ recital tonight 
at 8:15 in the Thompson Memori- 
al Chapel. This is the seventh in 
a series of concerts sponsored by 
the Deaprtment of Music. 

Classic organ literature will be 
represented on the program by 
compositions of J. S. Bach and 
Henry Purcell. Also on the pro- 
gram will be two new organ works 
by Professor Barrow to be per- 
formed for the first time in pub- 
lic. They are both part of a suite 
of four pieces intended to show off 
the characteristics of particular 
organ stops. 

One of the highlights of the 
program will be contemporary mu- 
sic. A well-known Sonata by Paul 
Hindemith, a German composer 
who has taught at Yale, and a Pas- 
torale by Darius Milhaud, a French 
composer now teaching in Cali- 
fornia, head the list. 

There will also be compositions 
by Walter Piston, a native Am- 
erican now a Professor at Har- 
vard, and Bernard Wagenaar, a 
Dutch-born violinist. 




THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1958 



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Vol. LXXII February 21, 1958 Number 6 



Faculty Podium 

The Tunisian Incident 

By MucAlinter Brown 
Professor of Political Science 

The recent hi.story of France and the Arab 
world ha.s witiics.secl oixscure military officers 
spriiiginj^ from the rank of colonel into national 
leader.sliip dmin<^ times of eri.sis. The careers of 
Charles de Gaulle, Col. Abdul Nasser, or Col. H. 
Serraj come to mind. The French Colonel of the 
air force, however, who ordered the rejjrisal raid 
on the Tunisian villaf;;e of Sakiet - Sidi - Youssef, 
will remain obscure and unheralded, even though 
his action visibly affected his nation's history. 

The action of this I'Vench officer in locally 
ordering a res|)onse to hostile actions mounted 
from Tunisian territory was not withont authority 
in the f^eneral jjolicy laid down by the Paris [Gov- 
ernment, even though it greatly stretched that 
authorization of "hot pursuit" retaliation. French 
Premier Gaillard did not disown the action be- 
fore the National Assembly, and he easily evaded 
formal condemnation in the chamber by a count- 
erattack on Tunisia for having aided the Algerian 
rebels. Y'et this classic example of military deci- 
sion-making in the field without proper consider- 
ation of overall political objectives will be per- 
haps more damaging in its conse(|uences for the 
nation than the actions of a far more exalted of- 
ficer of the United States, who was relieved of 
his su|5reme command in Korea for failure to 
respect the political requirements set by the na- 
tional |)ol icy-makers. 

It has been observed that this single raid in 
all its excess of kiUing and destruction irrevo- 
cably iirternationalized the war within France's 
Department of Algeria. Perhaps so, thought the 
present "good offices" arrangement with the 
United States and Great Britain will kee)i the in- 
ternational discussion within the Western family 
for the moment at least. Yet, for the United States, 
the war has been internationalized in a most 
emharassing fashion. American-made bombs and 
planes were largely instrumental in the slaughter 
at Sidi-Youssef. And for Tunisia the departure of 
fifteen thousand French troops remaining there 
as the last vestige of the Protectorate which was 
liquidated in 1954 has now become an unavoid- 
able issue. 

President Bomgniba is even more impelled 
by public opinion in his efforts to exjjel the 
French than is Premier Gaillard restricted by the 
Right Wing in his efforts to conciliate Tunisia by 
paying an indemnity. Under the circumstances, 
United States and British "good offices" are 
just the remedy the doctor ordered. One might 
even hope for a settlement involving NATO tak- 
ing over the naval base of Bizerte, with Tunisia 
eventually joining the alliance. 

The thought of ultimate settlements poses 
the critical question now facing the USA. Should 
we seize the opportunity afforded iis by the im- 
portune colonel to follow Senator Kennedy's ad- 
vice and initiate an "inter-national effort to de- 
rive for Algeria the basis of an orderly achieve- 



ment of independence'"? Or should we adhere to 
the policy of tolerance of French agonies on this 
issue which Washington has hitherto followed, 
and which Dean Acheson has recently reaffirmed 
by chiding Keimedy for his naivete and harmful 
meddling? The French do not appear ready yet 
to enter a discussion of the larger issue, but would 
rather concentrate instead upon obliging Tiniisia, 
to seal off the arms traffic across her border into 
Algeria. Whatever gestures may be extracted on 
this issue from Bourguiba, he will never consent 
to dry up the lifeblood of the Algerian army and 
suffer its extinguishment in the manner of Tito 
and the Greek rebels in 1949. Nor is it likely 
that even 400,000 Frenchmen can suppress the 
Algerian guerilla war long enough to effect a 
graceful jjolitieal withdrawal such as the British 
are fashioning in formerly bl()od-s|iattered Cy- 
prus. 

The Sidi-Youssef bombing has further di- 
minished the prestige of France and accelerated 
her de])arture from Tunisian bases, but it unfor- 
tunately is not e(|uivalent to Dien Bien Phu. No 
single incident could be short of the loss of a 
major city to the rebels, for the French ijresence 
in Algeria is rootetl far more dee])ly and exjien- 
sively than its interest were in Inclo-Cbina. No 
French ]Dolitieiaii can take over the Premiershi]o 
today with a jjledge to licpiidate the war as did 
Mendes-France with Indo-China. Yet the United 
States can impose guarantees that our military 
e(|uipment not be used for "domestic" defense. 
Bourguiba and Mohammed V of Morocco can 
continue to insist u]5on tht> danger of political 
gra\itatioii of North Africa to the growing orbit 
of President Nasser. Servan-Schreibers can con- 
iuue to expose the brutality and fruitlessness of 
"icneh military operations in Algeria. Weariness 
and despair will bring France to the point of re- 
oncilialion with a fate which most intelligent 
I'renehmen already see ahead of them. The Unit- 
ed States should judiciously encourage this re- 
conciliation but iireachment and harassment by 
us will not hasten the necessary conversion to 
reality of the French public. One can hope that 
our good offices will be conducted with delicacy, 
privacy, and imagination. One might also wish 
that our unofficial good offices extend to the Al- 
'j;erian Liberation Movement in a manner that 
ini<;ht encourage their leaders to meet the French 
half wav in a mutually beneficial compromise. 



Letter To The Editor 



To the Record: 

Once again, the low state of intellectual con- 
cern on the Williams campus was vividly dem- 
onstrated by the sparse attendance at the well- 
publicized lecture of Clarence K. Streit, Monday 
last. The sjieaker, who traveled many miles in 
the face of difficult weather conditions, could 
crtainly expect a larger percentage of the stu- 
dent body to walk the length of "fraternity row" 
to bear his thought provoking message. One no- 
ticed, however, that despite the weather, the 
management of the Walden theatre and Brigitte 
iiardot had no difficulty in drawing a crowd. 

If Williams College expects its Lecture Com- 
mittee to continue presenting high caliber speak- 
ers, and if it wishes to maintain its reputation as 
an outstanding liberal arts college more real 
student interest should be forthcoming. 

Robert Dunn, '60 
Michael Friedberg, '60 
Matthew Nimitz, '60 

Editor's Note: A credit to the student bodtf, we 
feel, that tlieij appreciate a realitij so present in 
cine-morsel Enroot, so absent in lecturer Streit's 
dream of world federalism. 



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THE PLEDGE YOU SAVE 
MAY BE YOUR OWN 

Today's column is directed at those young female underpradu- 
ates who have recently pledged sororities and are worried, poor 
lambs, that they won't make good. Following is a list of simple 
iDstructions which, if faithfully observed, will positively guaran- 
tee that you will be a mad success as a sorority girl. 

First, let us take up the matter of housemothers. The house- 
mother is your friend, your guide, your mentor. You must treat 
her with respect. When you wish to speak to her, address her as 
"Mother Sigafoos" or "Ma'am." In no circumstances must you 
Bay, "Hey, fat lady." 

Second, let us discuss laundry. Never hang your wash on the 
front porch of the sorority house. This is unsightly and shows 
a want of breeding. Use the Chapter Room. 

Third, meals. Always remember that planning and preparing 
meals for a houseful of healthy girls is no simple task. Your cook 
goes to a great deal of trouble to make your menu varied and 
nourishing. The least you can do is show your appreciation. 
Don't just devour your food; prai.se it. Exclaim with delight, 
"What delicious pork jowls!" or "What a yummy soupbone!" 
or "What scrumptious fish heads!" or "What clear water!" 

Fourth, clothing. Never forget that your ai)pearance reflects 
not just on yourself but on the whole house. It was well enough 
before you joined a sorority to lounge around campus in your 
old middy blouse and gym bloomers, but now you must take 
great pains to dress in a manner which excites admiring com- 
ments from all who observe you. A few years ago, for example, 
there was a Chi Omega named Camille Ataturk at the Univer- 
sity of Iowa who brought gobs of glory to all her sorors. 




CMilieUioni^eM^^iiioa^ /^//^/^... 



Camille hit on the ingenious notion of suiting her garb to 
the class she was attending. For instance, to English Lit she 
wore a buskin and jerkin. To German she wore lederhosen and 
carried a stein of pilsener. To Econ she wore 120 yards of ticker 
tape. Her shiningest hour came one day when she dressed as a 
white mouse for Psych Lab. Not only her Chi Omega sisters 
but the entire student body went into deep mourning when she 
was killed by the janitor's cat. 

Finally, let us take up the most important topic of all. I 
refer, of course, to dating. 

As we have seen, the way you dress reflects on your sorority, 
but the men you date reflect even more. I3c absolutely certain 
that your date is an acceptable fellow. Don't boat about the 
bush; a.sk him point-blank, "Are you an acceptable fellow?" 
Unless he replies, "Yeah, hey," send him packing. 

But don't just take his word that he is acceptable. Inspect 
him closely. Are his fingernails clean? Is his black leather jacket 
freshly oiled? Is his ukulele in tune? Does he carry public 
liability insurance? And, most significant of all, does he smoke 
Marlboros? 

If he's a Marlboro man, you know he's a lot of man. You 
know he has taste and discernment, wit and wisdom, character 
and sapience, decency and warmth, presence and poise, talent 
and grit, filter and flavor. You will be proud of him, your sorority 
will be proud of him, the makers of Marlboro will be proud of 
him, and I will be paid for this column. c ..«. m.. shui,-. 

• • * 

The mnkert of Marlboro wish to announce that Mr. 
S.ntlrnan has beerx paid for lliis column and will continue 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1958 



Williams Defeated By Army Quintet; 
Morton Nets 31; Kouns Sets Record 

The Cadets of West Point scored 50 points in both periods 
Wednesday ni^ht to defeat an aKgressive WilHams l)asketl)all 
team by a 100-81 score. 

Junior center Geoff Morton was high scorer for the frame 

dropping; in 9 field goals and 13 free tlirows for a total of 31 

points. Next in line for Williams came Pete Willmott with 10 points 

and J. B. Morris, Bill Hedeman, and Bob Parker with 8 points 

Kutms And Morton 

Sophomore Darryle Kouns of Army set a clul 
record by netting 25 points and 



I) season scorinjf 



raising his total to 492 for the 
year. High scorer Morton of Wil- 
liams has a season's total of 373 
but his game average is a healthy 
23.3 points compared to Kouns' 
22.4. 

This game with the Army marks 
the first time Williams has sche- 
duled this opponent in basketball. 
The loss sets the Eph record at 8 
wins and 6 losses for the season. 

Saturday night Williams will op- 
pose Wesleyan on the home court. 
This will be followed by two away 
games against R. P. I. and Am 
herst. 



Box Score 








G. 


F. 


PP. 


P. 


Morris, If 


3 


2 


3 


8 


Hedeman, rf 


1 


6 


2 


8 


Healy 














Mulhausen 


1 


3 





5 


Brown 


1 








2 


Morton, c 


9 


13 


4 


31 


Longstreth 














Schweighauser 


1 


1 





3 


Parker, rg 


2 


4 


4 


8 


Willmott, Ig 


5 





1 


10 


Boynton 


1 





1 


2 


Davidson 


2 








4 


Total 


26 


29 


15 


81 



Chi Psi In Lead 



The Intramural Sports' program 
is now in full swing. Chi Psi is pre- 
sently leading with 38 points. 

Alpha Delta Phi is in second 
place with 33 tallies, and Zeta Psi 
is third with 32 and one-half. Pol- 
lowing in order are Phi Gamma 
Delta with 31 points, Phi Delta 
Theta with 29, and St. Anthony 
with 23. 

Only three of the events have 
been completed up to the present 
time. Those are touch-football, 
swimming, and skiing. Chi Psi 
captured the title in touch-foot- 
ball with twenty points. Phi Delta 
Theta took second. The swimming 
title went to Phi Delt which scor- 
ed 15 times, with Alpha Delt com- 
ing in next. 

The skiing competition, held a 
few weeks ago, went to Zeta Psi 
with a score of 15. Chi Psi came 
in second with 13 tallies, followed 
by Phi Gam . 

Many of the remaining events 
will be scheduled within the next 
few wpijks. The pool, billiards, 
squash, table teniiis, and basket- 
ball tournaments are presently In 
progress. 




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First-iinc left wing RICH LOMBAKD. Neither Hamilton nor Wil- 
iams could breali a 1-1 deadlock in the sudden-deatli overtime last 
Wednesday on Hamilton ice. 



Severance Again 



Severance and Reeves Win Twice 
As College And Pool Records Fall 



Starting and finishinj;; with r 
swimminfi; squad trounced a tough 
'lesday 47-39. 

The Ephs smashed college and 
pool records in two events, the 400 
yard medley relay and the 100 
yard butterfly events. The relay 
team of Barry Buckley, Bob Sev- ' 
erance, Chip Ide, and Henry Ta- ' 
tern turned the trick. Severance 
also broke the 100 yard butterfly 
record in 58.7 seconds. 

The score stood 40-39 before the 
final 400 yard freestyle relay e- 
vent with Springfield coming on [ 
strong. But Chip Ide, Bob Sev- 
erance, Don Lum, and Alex 
Reeves combined to win and 
clinch the victory for the Purple. 



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Leading all the way, the Ar- 
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freshman basketball team 96 
to 65 Wednesday at West Point. 

Fast breaking and driving 
well, the plebes moved to a com- 
manding 45 to 30 lead at half- 
time. Employing an excellent 
man to man defense, the plebes' 
superior condition paid off as 
they continually beat the Ephs 
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Eph Hockey Tied 
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The Hamilton hockey team scor- 
ed a goal at 17:43 of the third per- 
iod Wednesday night to tie Wil- 
liams 1-1 in a game played at 
Clinton, New York. 

Scoring for the home team was 
center Don Norbeck with assists 
from Strawbridge and Burns. The 
tally came while the Ephmen were 
a man down. Williams had opened 
the scoring when wing Bob Low- 
den dumped in a shot at 7:23 of 
the second period. 

The regular three periods of the 
game were followed by a 10 min- 
ute sudden-death overtime which 
was characterized by fast breaks 
and several hard shots by both 
clubs. Neither team, however, was 
able to break the deadlock. 

Goalies Denny Doyle of Wil- 
liams and Don Spencer of Ham- 
ilton had 34 and 38 saves respec- 
tively and accounted for the low 
scoring in the game. 

The Purple now have a 6-9-1 
record. The next game will be on 
Friday against Army at home. 

Weekend Hockey Set 

This weekend the varsity hockey 
team has two games scheduled. 
One will be against Army on Fri- 
day and the other with Wesleyan 
on Saturday. 

The Army sextet boasts one of 
the stronger teams in the East 
and should prove to be one of the 
toughest opponents of the season 
for Williams. Last year the Ca- 
dets defeated the Ephs, 8-4, at 
West Point. 

The Wesleyan game will be run 
on an informal basis since the 
Cardinals, not having a varsity 
hockey team, will field a "club 
squad" for this contest. Coach 
McCormick intends to alternate 
the two lines that he has used in 
the past several contests. Matches 
with A. I. C. and Amherst next 
week will conclude the season. 



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your science professors' views on the space age? | | 

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of the rights granted by the Constitution? | | 

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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1958 



B'Town Cost Increase 
Encompasses All Fees 

BenniiiKton College has announced an all-inclusive tuition 
plan whereby the tuilii-n fee will be raised from $400 to $2650 a 
year. The new plan, cli siirnecl to cost the student exactly what her 
education costs the coUe.^e, will encompass tuition, room, board 
and health services. 

Accordiii"; to the college's jjresident William C. Fels, all stu- 
dents who are able will be ex-; 



pected to pay the full $2650. The 
fee will be scaled down according- 
ly for those who cannot. j 
Aid to Families 
It will be possible under the new 
plan for families to pay for their 
daughters' education over more 
than the four-year period with ' "we find ourselves the most back- 



Gov't Official Hits 
Language Dearth 

In the foreign language field 



the aid of yearly interest-free $400 
loans. 



ward major nation in the world 
stated Health, Education and Wel- 



With the increased funds made ! fare Secretary Marion Polsom last 



possible by the plan the college 
hopes to raise the salaries of its 
faculty. 

Besides bringing the college 
more income the new plan will 
be more benciicinl to middle-in- 
come families who are finding it 
increasingly difficult to meet the 
rising expenses of putting a child 
through college. 

To compute how much tuition 
should be forgiven "those who 
cannot pay the full amount, Ben- 
nington will use the facilities of 
the College Scholarship Service 
through which parents will file a 
confidential statement of finan- 
cial need." 



week. 

In a recent "Time" magazine ar- 
ticle, Polsom pointed out the rel- 
atively low percentage of educa- 
tional institutions offering for- 
eign languages and the low per- 
centage of students in such 
courses. 

Fewer than 15 per cent of high 
school students are taking a for- 
eign language while 50 per cent 
of all the high schools do not even 
offer a foreign language at all. 

In contrast, 40 per cent of all 
Russian high school students study 
English, while only ten out of the 
25,000 U. S. high schools even of- 
fer Russian. 



New Data Implements 
Roper Center Here 

The American Institute ol Pub- 
lic Opinion, better known as the 
Gallup Poll, has added 2,500,000 
IBM cards, representing six mil- 
lion dollars worth of original da- 
ta, to the Roper Center at Wil- 
liams College. 

Only six months after its es- 
tablishment the center has receiv- 
ed poll materials from 18 public 
opinion reseaix:h organizations. 
Represented in the collection now 
is 12 to 15 million dollars worth 
of poll data in the form of 7,500, 
000 IBM cards. 

Available to Scholars 

Each year the contributing poll 
group will add new materials, 
forming a cons^c'ntly growing fund 
of research information for serious 
scholarship. Prior to the estab- 
lishment of the Williams Center, 
most of the materials were scat- 
tered, unpublished and not read- 
ily available to scholars in the so- 
cial sciences. 

Now, however, accredited indi- 
viduals and groups may obtain 
summaries of the data in the cen- 
ter. For minor projects, tabula- 
tions will be made on the center's 
own IBM machines. For more 
complex projects the center will 
loan duplicate sets of the materi- 
als. Facilities are also available to 
qualified scholars who wish to 
work there. 



NEWS NOTES 



WMS ELECnONS: Elected to 
the executive board of W. M. S. on 
Wednesday were; president, Dave 
Stoner, executive program direc- 
tor, Tom Hertel, secretary-treas- 
urer, Fred Winston, and executive 
technical director, Dave Kantor. 

JOHN GREER: John Greer was 
elected president of the DKE house 
last Thursday night, replacing 
Dave Kane. Serving with Greer 
will be Jim Robinson '59, vice- 
president, Joe Wheelock '60, sec- 
retary, and John Struthers '59, 
treasurer. 

PHI BETA KAPPA: The follow- 
ing were elected to Phi Beta Kap- 
pa in mid- year elections: Joe Al- 
bright, Larry Allen, Dave Andrew, 
Jim Becket, Steve Carrol, Lou 
Kaplan, Bob Leyon, Tom Penney, 
Steve Rose, Jim Scott, and Chip 
Wright. 

PLACEMENT INTERVIEWS: 
Mon.: Mass. Mutual Life Ins. Co., 
State Bank of Albany, Westing- 
house Elec. Corp.; Tues: Conti- 
nental Can Co., F. W. Dodge Corp., 
Manufacturers & Traders Trust 
Co.; Wed.: Cheesbrough Pond's 
Inc., Conn. Mutual Life Ins. Co., 
Northern Ti'ust Co.; Thurs: Bloo- 
mingdale's, Cargill, Inc., Socony 
Mobil Oil Co., Inc.; Fri.: Conn. 
Gen'l Life Ins. Co., I. B. M. Corp., 
Union Carbide. 

MEAD FUND: Two announce- 
ments from the office of Henry 
Plynt Jr. 



Mead Fund's Summer Intern- 
ship Program applications are a- 
vailable for those who want sum- 
mer work In Washington with a 
senator, a congressman, a gov- 
ernment agency, of a congression- 
al committee. The fund supplies a 
grant of $500 to one student. Six 
students are chosen each year. 

Applications are also available 
for those seniors who want to 
spend spring vacation in Wash- 
ington talking to leaders in gov- 
ernment. 

BARDOT SEQUEL: Clothes may 
make the man, but Brigitte Bar- 
dot's wardrobe of 100 gowns from 
top European and American fash- 
ion houses seems to have done her 
no good whatsoever. Her fame, 
only recently reaching the sallow- 
faced eggheads of Williamstown, 
rests on her being the world's best 
undressed woman. In fact, an AP 
dispatch dated February 15 quotes 
the magnetic French starlet as 
saying: "The success of my films 
proves that being nude is formid- 
able.". Perhaps "formidable" (for- 
me-dah-ble) is a limited descrip- 



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Volume LXXII, Number 7 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 




3^je^xrfj& 



WEDNESDAY, EEBRUARY 26, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



Major Change Slated For Class 01 '62 



Keller Discusses 
Pioneer Williams 
Education Course 

The new course in the history of 
American education which will be 
offered next year is the first "ed- 
ucation" course offered at Wil- 
liams. 

History 17a is being added to 
the curriculum as a result of the 
efforts of Brown Professor of His- 
tory Charles R. Keller, chairman 
of the department, who returned 
last term from two years of duty 
as director of the Advanced 
Placement Program sponsored by 
the College Entrance Examination 
Board. Keller plans to teach the 
course. 

It will be designed for prospec 
tive teachers and those who have 
a non-vocational interest In edu 
cation. At least one source has 
given tentaitive approval for 
teacher certification credits. Kel- 
ler calls the course another move 
by Williams to place the stamp of 
approval on the teaching profes- 
sion with emphasis on the devel- 
opment of a supply of well trained 
teachers for the public schools. 

Topics Scheduled 

Tlie course will deal with edu- 
cation as an aspect of American 
culture in relation to the main 
currents of intellectual history. 
Keller plans to include such topics 
as: the Puritans and the founda- 
tion of education; Jefferson's 
contributions to education; the 
public school movement; develop- 
ment of the liberal arts college; 
progressive education; and the 
present crisis in public education. 
A "junior" course, the prerequisite 
will be History 3-4 (American). 

Keller believes there Is a defi- 
nite need for "education" courses 
in a liberal arts college, especially 
"for prospective parents and tax- 
payers who should be well-versed 
in the . . . problems of education." 




Accelerated Program 
Allows 3-Year Degree 

Beginninf^ next fall, freshmen who enter Williams with ad- 
vanced placement credit will be allowed to complete the re((uire- 
nients for the Bachelor of Arts dej^ree in less than four years, Dean 
N'incent M. Barnett announced Saturday. 

The new ruling was passed by the Faculty February 10. Wil- 
liams thus joins many major Eastern collef^es and universities which 

provide accelerated programs for 



EDUCATOR KELLER 

History 17a: The Stamp of Approval 



Six Faculty Members 
Preparing Publications 



By Georg^e Reatb 

Pour books by members of the 
Williams faculty will be published 
within the next three months, 
while several other men are in 
the process of preparing publica- 
tions. 

The official publishing date for 
Professor Whitney S. Stoddard's 
"Adventure in Architecture" is 
March 26. Longman & Greene is 
the publisher. Stoddard's book tells 
the story of the building of St. 
John's, a Benedictine monastery, 
school, and college in CoUegeville, 
Minnesota. 

The building is designed for pro- 
gressive expansion over a 100 year 
period. Stoddard pays special at- 
tention to the cooperation between 
the architect. Marcel Breuer, and 
the monks. Included in the book 
are 91 pictures, taken mostly by 
the author. 

Professor S. Lane Faison, Jr., 
'29 has written "A Guide to the 
Art Museums of New England", 
which will be published in May by 
Harcourt Brace & Co. The book 



Snow Clearance Work 
Receives High Praise 



Last weekend's snow storm, in 
addition to inconveniencing many 
who were either stranded or snow- 
ed in, cost the college about $2000 
and even caused Dean Vincent M. 
Barnett to consider cancelling 
classes. 

Barnett said that there was 
some question during the storm 
as to whether students and fac- 
ulty would be able to get to clas- 
ses. After consultation with mem- 
bers of the faculty, however, the 
dean decided that classes could 
80 on. 

The job of digging the college 
out from under the blanket of 
snow which the storm deposited 
fell to the grounds crew. For their 
work, these men received high 
praise from Superintendent of 
Buildings and Grounds Peter Wel- 
anetz. He said, "I am very proud 
of our grounds crew which bore 
the brunt of this thing without 
complaint." 



Long Hours 

In order to dig the college out, 
the grounds crew worked night 
and day. At one point trucks plow- 
ed for 21 consecutive hours. After 
a two-hour nap the men were out 
plowing for another eight hours, 
and after another six hour nap, 
they were ready for another 
twelve hours of snow removal. 

The college has about five miles 
of roads and about the same a- 
mount of sidewalks plus about two 
miles of faculty driveways and 
parking lots which had to be clear- 
ed. A welcome factor in the clear- 
ance job was that there was no 
equipment breakdown. 

The extreme cold which at one 
point reached 22 degrees below 
zero also Increased the load of the 
central heating plant. A new rec- 
ord was set when three quarters 
of a million pounds of steam was 
produced in a 24-hour period. This 
is an increase of about 50 per cent 
over normal output. 



is intended to be a pocket guide to 
the public museums of New Eng- 
land and shows representative se- 
lections from each. 

There are 400 illustrations of 
works of art contained in these 
museums accompanied by short 
critical commentary. Included in 
Faison's book are ten works of art 
to be found in the Lawrence Art 
Museum and eighteen from the 
Clark Art Institute. 

Waite, Compton 

Professor Robert G. L. Waite is 
working on a biography of Hitler 
at present and is planning to take 
a year's leave of absence in 1959 
to interview people who knew him. 
Waite did some work on this topic 
when he was awarded a Guggen- 
heim Fellowship in 1953. 

"An Introduction to Chemistry", 
by Professor Charles D. Compton 
will be published in April by D. 
Van Nostrand Co. It is an intro- 
ductory text for the liberal arts 
student not planning to major in 
science. It could be used in courses 
similar to Chemistry 1-2 at Wil- 
liams. 

Professor Anson C. Piper has 
readied a Spanish reader for be- 
ginning classes, "i A si as la vida", 
to be published April 1 by W. W. 
Norton Co. Rather than simplify- 
ing tales by classical authors, Pi- 
See Page 6, Col. 2 



Love Life Study 
Benefits Students 

Sex, Love, and Marriage, the 
series of weekly lectures given by 
Dean William G. Cole, has been 
launched into its annual eight- 
week run. 

Cole first administers a Sex 
Knowledge Inventory, designed to 
get the facts straight, followed by 
sessions on dating and pre-marital 
relations, one on "How Do You 
Know You're In Love?" one on 
engagement, and, finally, two on 
marriage itself and its expecta- 
tions. 

Purpose 

Cole explained that the pur- 
pose in this course was twofold: 
first, to provide a basic under- 
standing of the physiology of 
sex; and second, to try to foster a 
sound attitude towards love and 
marriage. 

Despite their collegiate exterior. 
Cole feels that students "don't 
know as much as they think" and 
that the course is effective in its 
first, factual aim. 

He finds it difficult to evaluate 
the series itself in effectiveness on 
attitude and individual problems, 
but points out that it stimulates 
individual counseling which Is of 
considerable value. 

Popular Lectures 

Dean Cole's course has proven 
itself extremely popular in the 
past. The first of this year's ses- 
sions was attended by over 150 
juniors and seniors. A few fresh- 
men and sophomores managed to 
sneak into 111 TBL, the scene of 
the lecture series, and preview the 
privilege supposedly reserved for 
the two upper classes. 



qualified students. 

Advanced placement standing 
will be given to those students who 
have, in secondary school, receiv- 
ed credit for college level courses 
by passing either College En- 
trance Examination Board ad- 
vanced placement tests or special 
tests given by the College. 
Faculty Ruling 

According to the faculty ruling, 
those students "may, with the con- 
sent of the Dean, be permitted to 
register for extra courses and to 
accumulate credit from approved 
summer school courses, thereby at- 
taining a B. A. degree in a period 
of time shorter than four years". 

Barnett pointed out that the 
ruling is in direct opposition to 
past College policy. In the past 
students have not been allowed to 
carry more than five courses or to 
receive summer school credit un- 
less they needed to make up de- 
ficiencies. 

The ruling does not apply to 
students presently enrolled in the 
College, nor to students who enter 
without advanced placement cre- 
dit. 

A section in the new College 
catalogue, scheduled for April pub- 
lication, will deal entirely with 
"Opportunities for Superior Stu- 
dents at Williams". 

The Williams move follows the 
trend established when more high 
schools and private schools began 
to offer advanced courses. History 
Professor Charles Keller has spent 
the past two years working for the 
College Entrance Examination 
Board as Advanced Placement 
Program director, traveling a- 
round the country persuading sec- 
ondary schools to offer advanced 
courses and colleges to offer credit 
for them. 



Hyland Elected President Of CC; 
Hassler, White, Griffin To Serve 

Jack Hyland '59, was chosen the new president of tiie College 
Council Monday night. 

Hyland, Mack Hassler '59, vice-president elect, the new treas- 

surer Palmer White '59, and sec- 
retary-elect Keith Griffin '60, are 
all serving their first terms on the 
council. 

Hyland expressed his hopes that 
"a lot of new people with new 
ideas" will enable the council to 
better fulfill its purpose as stated 
in the constitution, "to promote 
the ideals of Williams College." 
RECORD Cooperation 
Hyland also expressed a desire 
that "the College Coimcil and the 
RECORD will work more closely 
in conjunction with one another 
in furthering this aim. 

"Until I realize what the main 

problems and icsuec are," he went 

on, "I can't comment on what the 

CC will do. I do believe that the 

council members have been elected 

to promote what they feel is right, 

"NEW PEOPLE, NEW IDEAS" both in the best interests of the 

New College Council president, JACK HYLAND (right), listens to student body and in the interests 

advice and information about his new duties from retiring president of the college " 

LARRY NILSEN. The two campus leaders discussed topics which will „ i j 

come before the college council this year. Hyland is also a junior adviser 

(RECORD PHOTO by Bradford) and co-editor of the Qui. 




THE WILLIAMS fiECOHD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1958 



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Vol. LXXII February 26, 1958 Number 7 



DYNAMIC 



Too often Williams is relerrwl to as a "stroiiif 
frateniity collet^e" witb a polite and well-dressed 
student body which is beaded for a country-club 
world. 

Although a quick glance at Main Street on 
a dance weekend would support tbis myth, it 
is continually coinitered by tbe college's faculty, 
curriculum and administration. 

Recent developments sbow this college to be 
dynamic in a fast-moving world: 

1) A plan to allow superior students to ac- 
celerate tbeir comse of study. Less wasted time 
for the gifted— a move toward the solution of a 
problem vvbieli currently ]5lagues U. S. education. 

2) History 17a to be offered ne.\t year: the 
history of -\merican education. The teacher short- 
age is one of America's biggest |)roblems in the 
Sputnik age. This course may stimidate interest 
in ttuiehing careers. 



Letters To The Editor 



"VACUOUS IDEALISM" 

.\lr. Arend'.s article, "Obviously a Misnomer, " 
in tbe Febniaiy 19th issue of the Rijcoiid indi- 
cates that the author is unfortunately guilty of 
the sell-same cbarges which be renders against 
the Princetonians featured in the February 17tb 
issue ol Life Magazine. He terms tliem "un- 
realistic, isolated idealists, and avowed snobs." 

lie is, first of all, unrealistic in failing to rec- 
ognize the validity of the Princeton student's 
statement of his unwillingness to associate with 
|5eople otber tban those of bis own type: "inti- 
mate social contact would be pointless and prob- 
ably boring on both sides." 

\ more serious oversigbt occurs when he 
states: "Williams can be justifiably proud of it- 
self for assuring that the discrimination issue on 
this campus has been met and resolved. Princeton 
shoidd bo ashamed for not following sooner the 
example of Williams." 

Mr. Arend is smugly confident that such 
conditions no longer exist at Williams, apparentlv 
basing his attitude on a single successful at- 
tem)^t at total ojiportunity— an attempt marked 
by a certain amount of mass hysteria on tbe part 
of the fraternities. 

We reject Mr. Aiend's attitude as one of iso- 
lated idealism. We should like to point out that 
total opjiortunity has existed on tbe Princeton 
campus for a considerable length of time, ante- 



dating the Williams' achievement by years. Fur- 
thermore, the ty]3e of discrimination described 
by the Princeton undergraduates is certainly very 
much in existence on the Williams campus, where 
many of the fraternities continue to consider 
race and religion as meaningtul factors in tlie fi- 
nal choice of members. (See Phillips' Report) 

In closing his article, Mr. Arend arrives at 
a rather confused and teimous conclusion: "the 
designation of Williams as 'the Princeton of the 
Potted Ivy League' is a misnomer and should 
be greeted with indignant defense by the true 
Williams man." The confusion is com|K)unded by 
phrasing which is false to his real meaning, i.e., 
he means that the "true Williams man" shoidd 
attack this misnomer. This conclusion asserts 
certain beliefs which contradict those of his pre- 
vious argmnents. His ap])licati()n of the adjective 
"true" to the Williams man indicates that Mr. 
Arend has in mind certain criteria which form 
the basis for this value judgemcnit, distinguish- 
ing the "true" from the "untrue". Unfortunately, 
Mr. Arend fails to define or indicate exactly 
what he means by tbe term "true", but h6 seems, 
in any case, to postulate a norm, a set pattern of 
behavior, to which any and all Williams men are 
expected to subscribe. 

We would ask how Mr. Arend reconciles his 
praise of this established norm with his praise of 
die "traditions of the acce))tance of in- 
tlividuals of all types." Not only does he place 
these restrictions on the individual, Iiut he goes 
('\en further in this direction by ex|)ecting and 
demanding a single res|ionse (i.e. "greet with in- 
,li"nant defense") from this "true Williams man," 
! linii^itiDu tbe "individual" would reject. 

We feel that this kind of vacuous idealism, 
mixed with shoddv logic and collegiate chauvin- 
ism, goes too often unheeded by the inadvertc^nt 
Williams man, stee|)ed in the bland thinking 
which Mr. .trend's article illustrates. If tbis think- 
ing represents tbe prevailing climate of ojiinion, 
then little has been gained from tbe "friu'tful ex- 
perience" of college life; if not, it .should be sing- 
led out and rejected as vagaries of thought. 

Benjamin G. Foster '58 
Eugene J. Johnson, III '59 



EDITOR BLASTED 

To The R}:conD: 

The editorial comment appended to the let- 
ter in last week's Ri;com) decrying lack of at- 
tendence at a lectiu'e indicates two things: that 
the editor feels so superior to his readers that 
he will not condescend to attack diem in a cleai- 
Iv thought out article and that tbe editor ha,'- 
taken political science 3-4. As a journalistic pol- 
icy the inserting of "clever" comments can onl) 
be described as stupid. U|5 to now the Rkcoiu) 
has been masquerading as a college newspaper, 
not a junior edition of "Time", and aUhough mv 
journalistic experience is not as wide as that of 
our exalted editor's, I would postidate that a 
newspaper might better encourage reader interest 
dian sf|uelchiiig it. In closing let me say that 1 
take no stand on lectiue attendance, world feder- 
alism, or student apathy. I only feel that if the 
editor wishes to attact the thought content (not 
the facts ) of a letter he should do so ojicnly. 

Stephen T. Ross '59 



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BAD SPORTSMANSHIP 

To The Rkcohd: 

I write this letter in a state of deejj regret and embarrassment. 
Regret that such a letter must be written; embarrassment that I 
am connected with Williams College atidetics. It is a great disap- 
pointment to me that at a school of Williams' level it becomes nec- 
essary to appeal to the student body to act like gentlemen and 
cease doing their utmost to give Williams the poor reputation it 
is rapidly gaining among its rival schools. 

The subject to whieb I am referring is the intolerable behav- 
vior of die Williams fans at athletic contests. Intolerable not only 
to the opposition but to the Williams team as well. As. a jiartici- 
pant in Williams College athletics, 1 can testify to the fact that it 
is most imcomfortable to feel compelled after a game to apologize 
to your o]i])onents for the action of yoiu' fans. As an excellent ex- 
ample I cite the recent hockey game between West Point and Wil- 
liiuiis, where the actions of the fans drove the players to un])leas- 
antrics which I am sure would nevi-r have occured had we been 
playing on .Vnny ice. 

I say in conclusion, cheering and encouraging yoiir own team 
is commendable and desired; jeering and mocking the opposing 
team is inexcusable, 

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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1958 



Social-Residence Quad 
Proposed At Princeton 



The President of Princeton U- 
nlversity, Dr. Robert P. Golieen, 
proposed Saturday a student re- 
sidential plan similar in aim to 
one suggested by a group of Wil- 
liams students last year. 

Ir; a speech before the alumni 
association, Dr. Goheen announc- 
ed the plans for a seven million 
dollar quadrangle with eating and | 
social facilities for 250 students j 
and dormitories for 350 more. Il 
is planned as an alternative to the 
Princeton eating clubs and will al- 
so contain faculty apartments and 
a library. 

Dr. Goheen insisted it was not 
part of a program to supplant the 
present eating clubs. The new 
quadrangle is however, the first 
permanent step the university has 
taken to provide for non-club 
members. The announcement fol- 
lows a recent incident caused when 
twenty-two sophomores were not 
invited to join .sixteen of the clubs 
and refused an invitation from a 
seventeenth on the grounds that 
it was a "catch-all". 

Ted Wynn '58, one of the "Ter- 
rible 22" who proposed that Wil- 
liams fraternities be converted in- 
to "social units" with members 
assigned by lot, commented, 
"while the idea doesn't seem feasi- 
ble here, for financial reasons, it 



does reflect a trend away from 
strong social emphasis towards the 
ideals of real education. Now a 
man can be free from fraterniz- 
ing, constantly." 



News Notes 

WCJA - The Williams College 
Jewish Association has elected 
Steve Pellman president, Steve 
Kadish vice president, Lew Ep- 
stein treasurer, and Bob Pearl sec- 
retary. Representatives to the 
Board for the junior class will be 
Ray Klein, for the sophomore 
cla.ss Dave Peresky, and for the 
freshman class Phil Abrams. 

BERMUDA - The Travel Bu- 
reau has arranged for a ten day 
Bermuda trip for 80 Williams men 
over Spring Vacation. Featured 
will be a .special moonlight cruise, 
beach parties, tours, and Phin- 
ney's Favorite Five at the Elbow 
Beacli Hotel. The bureau is offer- 
ing reduced rates on accommoda- 
tions. 

NEWMAN CLUB - In its an- 
nual elections, the Newman Club 
has chosen Jim Rayhill president, 
Toby Smith, vice president, Bar- 
rett Dower secretary, and Dan 
Fanning treasurer. 



Alumni Magazine 
Has New Format 



The Williams Alumni Review 
has adopted a new cover design 
which appeared on its first Issue 
of 1958 last Thursday. 

Editor Ralph R. Renzi '43, calls 
the new format "The biggest 
change we have made in the Re- 
view since the size was changed 
six years ago." 

The Review is published quar- 
terly by the Society of Alumni. 
Renzi and Associate Editors Hel- 
en A. McGowan and Charles B. 
Hall '15, send out 12,000 copies of 
each issue to all alumni and many 
friends of the College. 

In an editorial, Renzi states, 
"During the past five years, the 
Review has been edited with the 
basic assumption that a candid 
discussion of campus problems 
will do much to further their 
solution." Toward this goal, the 
magazine includes articles of cur- 
rent events on the campus, re- 
prints of RECORD editorials, and 
a letter column reflecting alumni 
opinion. 

Features of the current issue are 
a picture section devoted to the 
undefeated football season and a 
series called "Ambling For 'Am- 
biente' " concerning summer trips 
of students abroad. 



A Campus-to-Career Case History 




Paul A. Tmgi- 



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Paul A. Twigg had been with Mich- 
igan Bell Telephone Company for about 
a year when he was assigned to a project 
that was a "dream" for a young archi- 
tectural engineer. He was to supervise 
construction of a 6-story, 175,000- 
squarc-foot addition to the telephone 
building in Grand Rapids. 

"For the next two years," Paul says, 
"I lived with the job as assistant to the 
Project Engineer. 1 interpreted the archi- 
tect's plans and specifications for the 
contractor, inspected construction, made 
on-the-spot revisions where necessary, 
and worked out the many prrblems 
which arise on a project of this size. 

"I kept the Engineering office in De- 
troit informed through daily logs and 
weekly progress reports. My boss pro- 



vided reassuring supervision and advice 
on major ])rol)lems by means of jieriodic 
visits to the job." 

The building was completed last 
August. Understandably. Paul thinks of 
it as his "two-raillion-doilar baby." 

"An assignment like this really gives 
you a feeling of accomplishment," Paul 
says. "It provides invaluable experience 
in your field. In fact. Ive already been 
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Professor's Biography 
Of Minor Poet Lauded 



By Professor R. J. Allen 
Chairman — Dept. of English 

No event of eighteenth-century 
Scottish history is more romantic- 
ally exciting than the Jacobite ris- 
ing of 1745 under Bonnie Prince 
Charlie, and none is more inter- 
esting to the social historian than 
the emergency of Edinburgh as 
one of the intellectual capitals of 
Europe. Each of these events re- 
ceives its share of attention in 
Williams Professor N. S. Bush- 
nell's "William Hamilton of Ban- 
gour: Poet and Jacobite". 

The subject of Professor Bush- 
nell's literary biography was e- 



Jacobs Defends 
Labor's Demands 



Samuel Jacobs, representative 
for the United Auto Workers in 
Washington, D. C, presented la- 
bor's views on the contemporary 
economic situation in a lecture 
Monday night. 

Jacobs pointed out that as a 
representative of organized labor 
his principle consideration in 
viewing the economic situation was 
to see how the prevailing condi- 
tions affected the employment 
situation. 

The main point of his lecture 
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in relation to the new contract 
proposed by Walter Reuther, head 
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eral Motors. 



qually at home in the literary and 
in the social world of Edinburgh, 
but it was as a poet that he made 
his permanent reputation. Much 
of his poetry was imitative of clas- 
sical authors or of the vers de so- 
ciete which charmed London dur- 
ing the lifetime of Prior and Gay. 
By allying himself, however, with 
Alan Ramsay and the rising group 
of Scottish poets, Hamilton of 
Bangour also contributed to a 
movement which gave him more 
chance to show his originality, the 
revival of the Scottish popular 
ballad. 

While disclaiming any Intention 
of retelling the tale of the Jacob- 
ite rising of 1745, Professor Bush- 
nell manages, in the chapters en- 
titled "The Campaign and the 
Heather" and "Exiles," to provide 
an engrossing reconstruction of 
the rising and its aftermath as It 
must have looked to Hamilton. Al- 
though the source materials for 
this part of the poet's life are by 
no means rich, his biographer has 
made the most of them. As In 
other parts of the book, there is 
a skillful merging of the man and 
world in which he lived. 

Tlie exhaustivcness of the re- 
search which went Into the book, 
including more than one visit to 
See Page 6, Col. 4 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1958 



Williams Wallops Wesleyan In Nine Contests 



Eph Matmen Smother 
Wesleyan With 4 Pins 



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')i-'? triuinpli ()\ei- a highly rated Wesleyan sciiuul m 
match last Saturday. 

W'ally Matt, Kiihrt Wienecke, Captain |ini Ilntchiiison and 
Sti've Lewis all pinned their opjionents to lead the assnlt for Wil- 
liams. Openiiii; the match, Nlatt's (123) |)in eanie oNt-r Henry 
Tansand at (115 in the third jjcriod on u half-nelson and crotch. 

In the 137 pound class Wienecke 

stopped Wesleyan's Huckins after 
3.47 minutes in the second period 
on a cradle. 



Captain Hutchinson needed on- 
ly 2.35 minutes of the first period 
to finish off Mark Levine. The 
pinning combination was a half- 
nelson and crotch. Also using a 
half-nelson and crotch, Lewis 
pinned Lud Probst in 8.07 minutes 
in the third period. 

Stu Smith, Pete Carney and 
Bob Hatcher also turned in vic- 
tories for the Eph matmen. Smith, 
wrestling at 130 pounds, complete 
ly dominated Harlan Crider. On 
top for the entire match, he went 
on to win, 11-1. 177 pound Carney 
.scored on two take-downs and a 
reversal to outpoint Elliot Snow, 
7-4. Ready to wrestle for the first 
time since dislocating his elbow 
two months ago in the first match 
of the season. Hatcher (unlimited) 
won by default over injured Char- 
ley Smith. Denny Mitchell at 167 
suffered Williams only defeat, as 
he was decisioned by Wesleyan's 
Tom Sorenson, 7-3. 

The grapplers now have the 
tougher leg of the Little Three 
Championship, Wesleyan having 
defeated Amherst, whom the Ephs 
play this Saturday. The team rec- 
ord is now 3-1-1, having also 
beaten Tufts and Coast Guard, 
lost to Springfield and tied Col- 
gate. The varsity grapplers cur- 
rently have two undefeated men, 
Captain Jim Hutchinson and 
Kuhrt Wienecke. 



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Freshman Grapplers 
Overcome Wesleyan 

Behind 11-12, going Into the 
final match, the freshman wrest- 
ling team gained a 14-12 win over 
Wesleyan on Art Waltman's vic- 
tory. 

Co-captains Skip Chase and Jack 
Staples as well as Dean Howard 
also chalked up wins for the Ephs. 
Howard won on a forfeit when the 
Cardinals did not have anyone to 
wrestle at 123 pounds. Netting five 
points, this forfeit provided the 
margin of victory, since each team 
won four matches and there were 
no pins. 

Waltman beat his opponent in 
the unlimited class by a 6-1 score. 
At 147, Chase, with a takedown 
and an escape decisioned Lou Lar- 
rey, 3-2. Staples outpointed Dave 
Gorden, 6-2, in the 167 pound 
class. 

Casualties for Williams were 
Hank Riefle, Bob Kaplan, Bill 
Penny and Walt Noland. Riefle 
lost his 130 pound match, 4-1, 
while Kaplan at 137 was outpoint- 
ed, 5-1, by Al Williams. In a much 
closer match than the score indi- 
cates, Wesleyan's Jack Richards 
stopped Penny (157), 6-1. 



Skaters Split In 
Weekend Hockey 
With Army, Wes 



The Williams varsity hockey 
team .split a pair of Purple Key 
Weekend games at Williamstown, 
losing to Army 8-2 and defeating 
Wesleyan 7-2. 

The Cadets led by Ted Crowley's 
two goals, completely overpowered 
an ineffective and almost helpless 
Williams six on Friday. The Eph- 
men who on numerous occasions 
had a one and sometimes a two 
man advantage were unable to get 
their power play into operation. 

The highlight of the game came 
late in the final period when Pete 
Dawkins, Army detenseman, en- 
gaged in a wild fist fight with 
junior Mike Grant. The brawl cli- 
maxed an afternoon of rough 
hockey. 

Wesleyan Outskated 

A complete reversal occurred 
Saturday as Williams easily rout- 
ed Wesleyan 7-2 in an informal 
game. The Cardinals are not a 
regular college team but a club 
organized at Wesleyan five years 
ago. 

Dave Cook .scored two goals for 
the winners wliile Woody Burgert 
notched three assists to his credit 
for ti'.e afternoon's point leader. 

Barry Bloom flipped both Wes- 
leyan goals into the cage in the 
third period. 

Williams now has a record of 7- 
10-1 with two games against A. I. 
C. and Amherst remaining. 



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Frosh Squash Team 
Blanks Wesleyan 9-0 

I'lie Freshman Squash team re- 
gistered its first victory on Sat- 
urday as they trounced Wesleyan 
9-0. 

There were only four matches 
that went extra games, and only 
one of these wont the limit. Bruce 
Brian was the first to finisli his 
match, beating Dick Arnold 15-10. 
15-6. 18-14. Hud Holland, playing 
number six for the Frosh had per- 
haps the easiest match winning 
15-7, 15-4, 15-2. John Logie won 
the only 5-setter, taking the last 
game 15-8. 

The team's record now stands 
at 1-3. Their next opponent is 
Deerfield at home. 



The varsity squash team got 
back on the winning track as they 
beat Princeton and Wesleyan on 
successive days. 

The fast Wesleyan courts prov- 
ed no handicap for the Ephs on 
Saturday as they won all nine 
matches from an inferior foe. Cap- 
tain Ollie Stafford barely worked 
up a sweat as he swept by Denni.s 
15-10, 15-12. 15-10. John Bowen 
took Beecher of Wesleyan with a 
good 14-17. 15-3, 15-4, 9-15, 15-12. 

Kphs Trip Princeton 

The big win for the squash team 
came on Friday night when they 
tripped Princeton. 5-4. Things 
were rather close all the way as 
Williams won three out of the four 
five set matclies. The only extra 
game match the visitors lost wa.s 
in tile number one slot where 
Veshslage won. Iti-H, 4-15, IS- 
IS, 15-7. 15-8. 

After dropping the first two 
matches, Williams fought back to 
take the next four. Rog Southall 
defeated Tiger captain Mack in 
five sets, and Tom Shulman had 
an easy time with McMullin, win- 
ning 15-8, 15-7, 15-2. Bowen and 
Beckwith checked in with import- 
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THE WILLIAMS RECOHU, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1958 



Varsity, Fres hmen Squads Make Clean Sweep 



Varsity Swimmers Drown Cards; 
Ide, Lum, Severance Score Firsts 

Aitlinj,' in the Kciicial Epli whitewash of Wesleyan Satuidav 
(he varsity swiminiiin squad swamped the visitiiifr Cardinals 50-3fi 
ill Lasoll Pool. 

TIk" varsity mcnncii took seven of the ten events. Roth thi' 



lev relay team eoiisistin^ of liarrv i5nekley, Evan \V 

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I'Ved Corns, and Alex ]{ee\cs am 
team of Alex Reeves, Don Lum, 
Chip Ide, and Bob Severance won. 
Don Lum also scored two t'ir.st.s in 
the 220 yard freestyle and the 440 
yard freestyle events. 

Last Home Meet 

Co-captain Bob Severance, swim- 
niinf,' his last meet in the Lasell 
Pool, was victoriou.s in the 100 
yard butterfly event. Chip Ide tal- ^ 
lied five points for the Purple by 
winning the 50 yard freestyle c- 
vcnt. Barry Buckley took a very 
close second in the grueling 440 
yard freestyle event. 

Jack Hyland and Nick Frost in 
tlie freestyle contributed to the 

Eph sweep. Jim Ryan, in the div- Kxcited JACK HYLAND encour- 
hyj., al.so performed well for Wil- ages exhausted winner, DON LUM, 
liams. in 440 yd. freestyle. 




Frosh Swimmers 
Crush Cardinals; 
Robinson Excels 



Emulatii'.K the varsity, the Eph 
frosli swimming: .squad whipped 
the Cardinal freshmen 55-21. 

Sparked by the swimminK of co- 
captains Neil Devaney, Terry Al- 
len, and Buclt Robiiuson, the whole 
team performed superbly. The 
'luad did not lose an event uniil 
tlie final liOO yard freestyle relay. 

In the 100 yard orlhodo.x 
Ijreaststroke event, co-captain Ro- 
binson continued for an additional 
100 yards after he had won the 
event. The re.sult was a shattering 
of the college and pool record in 
the 200 yard breaststroke event. 
Robin.son and Terry Allen both 
look two firsts. 

Jimmy Urbach chopped a full 
second off his best time to-date 
in the lOO yard backstroke event 
while Bob Reeves continued to 
improve by giving his best diving 
performance this year. 



Wesleyan JSetmen tall 
To Strong Eph Attack 

The \arsity haskethall team com|)leted the wt'ekend sweep of 
(lie \isitin<j; Wesleyan teams hv seeurinif a 70-59 vietorv Satnrdav. 
Tiie \ietor)- assured the Epiis ol at li'ast a tie for Little 'I'liree hon- 
ors with one (ijame with .\inherst remaining to hi' played. BoIj Par- 
ker led the purple attack witli 20 
points. 




Wesleyan Guard makes futile 
lunge to stop a pass by Ephman 
PHIL BROWN. 

Photo by Bradford. 



The first half of the contest saw 
llie Cardinals playing brilliantly a- 
gainst the heavily favored Ephs 
and the first period ended with tire 
visitors holding a 21-19 lead. The 
second period was also played on 
equal terms Willi the purple hold- 
ing a slim 36-35 half time lead. 

Finally in the third period the 
l^urplc broke open the tight game 
with Parker, Hedcman and Will- 
mott doing most of the damage on 
driving shots. Scores by J. B. Mor- 
ris, Geoff Morton. Parker and two 
by Bill Hedeman opened a quick 
ten point bulge. The final period 
saw the Ephs protecting their lead 
to bring their home schedule to 
a successful close. 



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Fresh Cage Team Wins 

Led by Sam Weaver's 26 iJoints, 
the Williams freshman basketball 
team defeated Wesleyan 76 to 51 
Saturday at Lasell Gym. 

The Ephs' record is now at six 
wins and four losses. 

Past breaking well, the Cardi- 
nals stayed even with Williams for 
most of the first half, but the 
Ephs' superior rebounding enabled 
Williams to move to a 44 to 27 
halftime lead. In the second half 
the Ephs stretched the lead to 30 
points and were never threatened 
as they coasted to their third vic- 
tory. 




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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1958 



Winch To Deliver 
5th Faculty Talk 



Professor Ralph P. 
Physics Department 
"Some Constructs 
Thursday, Feb. 27. 
the fifth in a series 
ulty lectures, given 
day at 4:30 p.m. in 
the Biology Lab. 



Winch of the 
will speak on 
of Physics" 
This will be 
of eight fac- 
each Thurs- 
Roonn 111 of 



Professor Winch, using the elec- 
tron and atomic structure as ex- 
amples will talk about what a 
"construct" is. He will also discuss 
the methods with which a scien- 
tist provides physical evidence to 
make a "construct". 

The lecturer said that. In con- 
clusion, he would try to Indicate 
that Physics as such has very little 
to say about reality. He added that 
he thought this conclusion would 
have some interesting connections 
with some ideas in the lecture to 
follow his own; that of philoso- 
phy Professor Gerald E. Myers, 
who will speak on "Logic and Re- 
ality" the following Thursday. 

The previous lectures in the 
series have included talks by Pro- 
fessor R. J. Allen, Assistant Pro- 
fessor R. L. Gaudino, Professor E. 
L. Perry, and Assistant Professor 
Fred S. Licht. 



Cinema-Scoop 



Mohawk 

David Niveii, Dcborali Kerr, and Jciiii Si'iibers^ are featured 
in the sereen version of Fransoise Siigan's torrid novel BON- 
JOUR TRISTESSE. Unfortiniately tlie flick i.s not as torrid as 
the book but it is in Cineniuseopc. Co-featured is TIJUANA 
STORY. Mohawk, North Adams. Weilnesday tlu()ujj;li Saturday. 

Paramount 

For tlie intellectually minded, Walt Disney has released 
a^aiii his caitoon classic SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN 
b\V.\Ul'"S starrinj^ the same. Alonff with this is a wild west 
thriller, FORT BOWIE, for the kiddies. Wednesday throu<j;h 
Satiiiclay. Paramount, North Adams. 

Wakleii 

The Walden offers A KISS BEFORE DViNC:, a mystery 
starring; Robert Waj^ner in "a tliffeient role", and KISS TUlvM 
FOR ME with Cary Giant and busty Jayne .Mansfield. Wed- 
nesday and Thursday. 

A colorful musical, r.\|.\MA GAME, starring John Rait 
and Doris Day, in pajamas, begins l-'riday. This is accompanied 
by a J. /Vithur l^ank production, OUT OF THE CLOUDS, 
with Anthony Steele. 

Capital 

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS is also 
scheduled at the Capitol in Pittsfield. Instead of a s(!cond feature 
cartoons and enlij^htenini; short subjects will be presented. 



Books . . . 



per has written original stories. He 
has, however, "tried to make these 
more sophisticated than most 'or- 
igmal stories.' " 

Professor Elliott M. Grant is 
working on a detailed study of 
Zola's "Germinale", and will take 
a year's leave of absence next fall 
to continue his research in the 
United States and in the Library 
of Paris. 



House Elections Over 

Jerry Packard is the new presi- 
dent of KA. He will be assisted by 
Kuhrt Wienecke, secretary; Ned 
LeRoy, treasurer; and two vice- 
presidents, Geoff Morton and Jack 
Hyland. 

Taking the gavel from Nick Pan- 
gas at Delta Phi is Steve Pellman. 
Bill Taylor, John English, and 
Bob Greenspan were also elected. 



Williams Debate Team 
Wins McGill Tourney 



A Williams College debate team 
composed of seniors Charlie Gil- 
christ and Sam Jones won the 
annual McGill University tourna- 
ment held last weekend at Mon- 
treal. 

Speaking against the resolution 
that "This house approves a sys- 
tem of selective military service 
in North America", Jones and Gil- 
christ swept through three prelim- 
inary debates against Toronto, 



Biography . . . 

Edinburgh and its aixihives, shows 
itself in many ways. The canon of 
Hamilton's works is as accurately 
established as It is likely ever to 
be. New light is thrown on a 
number of the literary and social 
figures who played so large a part 
in the gregarious poet's life. 

In addition, one is grateful for 
the discrimination and critical 
tact with which the book is writ- 
ten. Hamilton was a minor poet 
and Professor Bushnell is content 
to present him as a minor poet, 
never apologizing for him and 
never hesitating to disagree with 
critics who have overpraised him 
out of national pride or a fond- 
ness for the literary tradition to 
which he belonged. 



N. Y. U. and McMasters, and then 
defeated Princeton in the finale 
to win the trophy. 

The forensic competition, held 
in conjunction with McGill's Win- 
ter Carnival festivities, received 
radio coverage from the Canadian 
Broadcasting Company (CBC). 

Affirmative Williams debaters, 
Dave Phillips '58, and Tim Coburn 
'60, had rougher sledding, drop- 
ping two of their three debates. 

The tourney winners successful- 
ly argued that selective service 
does not provide the type of mili- 
tary force which will be able to 
cope with the exigencies of the 
post-Sputnik era. They proposed 
the alternative of a moderate-siz- 
ed professional army, arguing that 
only a well-trained, well-paid mil- 
itary force can meet the challenge 
of limited as well as massive war- 
fare. 

The Williams team also con- 
demned selective service for pro- 
ducing an army in which morale, 
discipline and respect are impos- 
sible to maintain because of its 
forced, short-term nature. 

The McGill tournament Is one 
of the most highly-rated Eastern 
competitions, drawing teams from 
both Canadian and American col- 
leges, including Harvard, Pitts- 
burgh, Princeton and Toronto. 



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Volume LXXII, Niunbor 8 

NEA Conference 

Keller To Participate 
In Education Meeting 

Professor Charles R. Keller will attend the 1.3th National Con- 
ferenee on liifrher I'Mneation in (Jliicam) i"'-'*' week. 

Several hnndred eollejres will be represented at the nieetinfr. 

The diseussion will center aiound ways to strengthen the quality 

of hijfher education in the satellite aj^e. 

On Monday Keller will be con- 




3^^^0fj& 



ElUDAY, EEBRUARY 28, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



Faculty Group Pion 
Education Co-oner 



of education which 




las existed for 



sultant for a discussion on how the 
hife'h schools can meet the needs 
of the gifted students through 
programs of college-level quality. 
At Tuesday's meeting, Keller as 
analyst will introduce the discus- 
sion on the responsibility of the 
college or university to these gifted 
students. He will attempt to give 
some answers in a prepared 
speech. 

"Articulation" 

Keller points out that the re- 
sponsibility of the college begins 
before the students enter college 
and continues after their gradua- 
tion. The college should work with 
both the secondary schools and 
the graduate .schools for "articula- 
tion", the joining together of these 
levels of education so that the 
"gears mesh." The overall purpose 
of this plan is to prevent duplica- 
tion in the student's education. 

In addition, Keller explains, 
many colleges have duplication in 
their freshman . and sophomore 
years. Williams '^as made strides 
away from this situation. 

Ike's Proposals 

The meeting is sponsored by the 
Association for Higher Education, 
a department of the National Ed- 
ucation Association (NEA). The 
various sessions will discuss Pre- 
sident Eisenhower's recent pro- 
posals to Congress about educa- 
tion. Participants will consider in- 
creased opportun'ties for students, 
innovations in administration, im- 
provement in teaching methods, 
and new developments in curricu- 
lum. 

This past week the American As- 
sociation of School Administrators, 
another branch of the NEA, rec- 
ommended advanced courses and 



Rudolph To Commence 
Volumes On Education 



"We are trying to span a ehasni between the two levels 
too lonjr a time." 

These are the words of Leno,\ (Mass.) school superintendent Hiram Battey in rcfenmce to 
the work of a few Williams faculty members who are pioneerinf^ in the destruction of the^^ieepskiu 
ciutain" which has so long existed between seconLJary anil higher educational institutions. 

I Taking the view that education ougiit to be a continuous, un- 

I broken process, Williams professors ha\e been working with local 
I secondary school educators to (1) promote greater understanding 
i bi'tween the two faculty groups, and (2) achieve greater continuity 
oi curricula between the two levels of education. 

Eight laciilty men have been most active in tiic program, in- 



Bii Ted Cuxtlc 

Professor C. Frederick Rudolph, Jr. '42 (M.A. 1949; Ph.D. 
1953 Yale), of the history department, will begin research at the 
Library of Congress next year for a projected, multi-volume historv 
of higher education in the United States. Rudolph was awaided a 
Guggenheim Fellowship last year 
for this purpose. 

For many years, his major in- 
terest has been cultural and social 
history. "Wlien you get to gradu- 
ate school, you have to write a 
dissertation. Nobody really knew 
what the old Mark Hopkins adage 
meant," he says, "and I decided to 
find out." 

The result was a complete ^study 
of Mark Hopkins' influence oiMhe 
development of Williams, a study 
which won two major prizes for 
contribution to historical know- 
ledge in 1953. 

Rudolph condensed the paper 
by half ("It was improved on the 
whole") for publication as "Mark 
Hopkins and the Log" by the Yale 
University Press in 1956. The book 
is now in its second printing. 
Wider Horizons 

His new study, which will re- 
quire several years work, is to be 
of a similar character, but it will 
show the development of all types 
of colleges and universities. "Of 
course, it won't have one man to 
hang everything on. I'm not going 
to do much more with Williams 
history, except with its influence 
on the whole (development of 
higher education)." 

"If you can't have discussion 
teaching and honors programs, 
then there's not much social or 
economic excuse for the small col- 




college instructional methods for I lege. I like teaching small sections 
high schools. I of alert and dedicated students. 



HISTORIAN RUDOLPH 

"not in a tree-planting mood" 

My emphasis is on getting the stu- 
dents to think — if they expect to 
be told what to think, then they 
deserve to be disappointed. Teach- 
ers don't teach facts, students 
learn them. What happens to the 
student's mind in the presence of 
facts is the main thing." 
College Days 
Rudolph was editor of the REC- 
ORD in 1941-42. "We ran a ser- 
ies of articles," he remembers, "at- 
tempting to reform the fraternity 
system. All the people who com- 

See Page 4, Col. 3 



New CC Members Offer Opinions 
On Council Responsibilities, Issues 



In interviews this week with new 
College Council members and of- 
ficers, the RECORD was able to 
find indications of student gov- 
ernment's position at Williams and 
the direction It plans to take in 
the Immediate future. 

Crucial Year Ahead 

New CC president Jack Hyland, 
Junior Class President Len Grey, 
representative Rich Moe '59, and 
Sophomore Class Secretary Al 
Martin all felt that this was a 
crucial year for the College Coun- 
cil. If the Council runs Into trou- 
ble under Its Increasing responsi- 
bilities, a change In structure 
might result. Grey commented 
that "if we fall on the job of tak- 
ing over the SAC, there may be 
a call for change to which the 
Council win have to respond." 

8ophom%re representative Bob 
Rorke and Junior Moe commented 



that (as Rorke put it), "after all, 
the College Council is only five 
years old." A possible change 
might be a shift in power to the 
Social Council. Most persons an- 
swered favorably to the question 
of respect for Social Council op- 
inions. Taking Issue with the pro- 
position, however, was President 
Hyland who thought that the CC 
was more representative because It 
was composed of college officers. 
Year's Agenda 

The immediate business of the 
CC was outlined by Hyland. In 
addition to the traditional rushing 
work, the Council will attempt to 
recoup losses on the defunct Com- 
munications System, will create a 
new committee for Houseparties, 
will take over SAC duties and will 
study further voting changes in 
class elections. 

Opinions Conflict 

On general topics of college Is- 



sues, the RECORD was able to 
collect some interesting comments. 

Len Grey: "There is perhaps too 
much 'logism' at Williams. The 
college is too wrapped up in the 
idea of Mark Hopkins and his log 
— too much log and no limbs to 
crawl out on." Grey added, "the 
danger to student government 
comes when the Council starts 
creating issues." 

Al Martin: "I feel that in the 
future, the CC should create the 
issues Instead of getting them 
when they're at a crucial point." 

Palmer White: "Many top men 
in the class don't run in class elec- 
tions because they fear the ridi- 
cule or stigma attached to class 
offices." 

Jack Hyland: "The large turn- 
over In class offices this year is 
not very unusual. Many guys feel 
that they've been In politics and 
want to do something else." 



chidiug l^aiph Winch, Howard Stabler, Frederick Stocking, (^barlc 

'an, C>'harles (.Jom|)ton and 



Kelk'r, 
Harlan 



Sanniel Matthews, Chester 
Hanson. 



NA's, TDX, Zeta Psi 
Lead Academic Race 

The Non-affiliates and 
Delta Chi received top academic 
standing among the sixteen social 
groups for the first semester. They 
had composite averages of 7.8 and 
7.6, respectively. 

The all-college average includ- 
ing the freshman grades was 6.5, 
showing an overall drop of .1 from 
last year's college average. 

Theta Delt 

Thotq r>pU "'as fnllowed by the 
Zete and Beta Houses. Theta Delt 
rose from third, Zete from sixth, 
while Beta fell from second place. 
The four leaders were followed by 
Phi Sig, Chi Psi, St. A., Delta Phi, 
and Sig Phi. 

There has been roughly a 14 per 
cent decline since last semester in 
the number of students on Dean's 
List. The freshmen showed the 
greatest decline with a 12 per cent 
drop, only 10.9 per cent of the 
class receiving honors grades. 



The movement began last Oc- 
tober when 45 educators from fif- 
teen local secondary schools con- 
vened with an equal number of 
Williams faculty members. The 
occasion was a visit by Frank 
Theta I Bowles, president of the College 



yixHiams Granted 
Gift For Science 



Williams College was awarded 
$41,600 on Feb. 19, by the National 
Science Foundation. The grant 
will enable the college to maintain 
a summer course for college and 
junior-college teachers of biology. 
The course will be supervised by 
Professor of Biology Samuel A. 
Matthews. 

The original idea for this course 
came from a committee of the Am- 
erican Society of Zoologists, of 
which committee Matthews is a 
member. The purpose of the 
course, Matthews indicated, is to 
provide continued opportunity for 
advanced study in the fields of 
embryology and cytogenetics. 

Prepress 

Progress in these areas, Mat- 
thews said, is so swift that the 
average college teacher does not 
have a chance to keep up with 
them. This course will enable them 
to catch up in those fields. It will 
be taught by a staff of eleven spe- 
cialists from the American Society 
of Zoologists. 

Altogether, over 400 grants were 
made by the National Science 
Foundation, Including grants of 
$15,000 to Amherst and $8000 to 
Smith, 



Entrance Examination Board. 

Three weeks ago seven Pittsfield 
secondary school officials met with 
a group of college faculty for dis- 
cussion and dinner. They discus- 
sed college and school curricula in 
English, history, science, mathe- 
matics, and foreign languages. 
There have been several other 
meetings on a similar scale. 

A Beginning 

Although the strides taken thus 
far might seem relatively insig- 
nificant in themselves, the par- 
ticipants feel that they have es- 
tablished a firm groundwork for 
future local cooperation, and that 
they have set a precedent in the 
field of education which may even- 
tually become nationwide. 

Said Superintendent Battey; "It 
is most refreshing and extremely 
helpful to find a college that is 
willing to have its faculty devote 
their time to problems of the sec- 
ondary school." 



woe Selects Secor 
President For 1958 



George Secor '59, was elected 
president of the Williams Outing 
Club Wednesday night. Secor re- 
places Sandy Fetter '58. 

Taking over the duties of sec- 
retary-treasurer is Jack Foster '59. 
John Palmer '59, was elected vice- 
president In charge of the winter 
sports division; vice-president 
Nick Smith '59, will head winter 
carnival; Bob Piatt '59, is vice- 
president directing the cabin and 
trails division. 

Ski Exchange 

Ski Coach Ralph Townsend will 
continue to advise the WOC for a 
second year. The new officers 
plan to expand the present PT 
hiking and skiing programs. The 
six trails on the surrounding 
mountains have become increas- 
ingly popular as a result of this 
program. The WOC plans to or- 
ganize camping trips to the cabins 
on Berlin and Greylock moun- 
tains this spring. Maps of nearby 
hunting and fishing areas are now 
available to interested students. 

Next fall the Outing Club plans 
to organize a ski equipment ex- 
change center where students will 
be able to purchase second-hand 
Items cheaply. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1958 



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A Beginning 



Vol. LXXII February 28, 1958 Number 8 



OPEN LETTER 

TO THE JA ELECTIO.N CO.M.MITTEE 

Your nine-man committee— five seniors and 
four jnnior.s adxisetl hv I'n'.slmiun Uean VVilliiun 
G. Cole i.s currently seleetint; tin'rty .sophomores 
to serve as next year's Junior Advisers. Your 
choices will be announced before Sprinf^ vaca- 
tion. 

.Much criticism has i)een directed at [A Se- 
lection Committees in the past. Most of it has ex- 
])re.ssed dissatisfaction witii the distribution of 
JA's amonf^ the fifteen Williams fraternities. 

To meet this criticism the Rkcoiu) forwards 
the followiiif; recommendation to vour commit- 
tee: 

That heginning this year at least one man 
from each house he named a Junior Adviser. 

We urm' the new CoUct^e Council to endorse 
it and be^in its tenure with positive action on a 
basic problem. 

Ideally, of course, [unior Adviser selection 
should be aimed at findint; the thirty best men for 
the job. Fraternity distribution should not be 
considered at all. Yet our deferred riishinif system 
has placed a premium on house representation 
in the freshman tjuad. 

The most e(]uitable distribution, then, would 
be the apjiointmnt of two [.\'s from each house. 
Quality, however, would in this case be sacri- 
ficed. 

Our i^roposal, then, is an attempt to reconcile 
these two untenable positions by j^ivinji; each 
liouse one representative and reservinij; the other 
fifteen positions for selection purely on the basis 
of merit. 

After all, each house must certainly have one 
so))homore who could fill the responsibilities of 
being a [A. 



POLIO SHOTS 

Last year another research doctor's name 
was heralded in the headlines of the world for 
a new discovery. His name was Jonas Salk; his 
discovery— the polio vaccine. 

Today it is available to collejres and schools 
throughout the country. 

Williams is one of those colleges. 

The State of Massachusetts has given Wil- 
liams enough vaccine to inoculate the whole col- 
lege. 

They will be offered at the Infirmary today 
and on NIarch 13 and 14. The shots are free to 
encomage students to take them, for it is only 
through mass inoculation that this disease can be 
effectively combatted. 

It is up to the students to co-operate— for 
their own personal safety, for the safety of the 
coUege, and for the safety of the nation as a 
whole. 



A new Russian course, a course in the his- 
tory of American education, first stejis toward the 
acceleration of the gifted student's college ca- 
reer . . . 

Interest in a career of teaching has stirred 
students. The education panel was the best at- 
tended of career weeki'nil. St) far this vear thirty- 
two seniors have registered uiterest in teaching, 
a |)ronounced increase over 1957. 

And today another stej). 

Williams is turning toward the commnnity in 
an effort to raise the "sheepskin curtain" be- 
tween colleges and secondary schools. 

Three weeks ago Pittsfieid secondary school 
officials met with Williams facnltv members to 
discuss curricula. Other such meetings iiave been 
held. 

The problem, in the words of Prolcssor Kel- 
ler, who is largely res|)onsible for liiese meetings 
is "articulation"— making the "gears mesh" be- 
tween colleges and high schools. 

Advanced ])lacement is one solution. A 
"greater understanding" between the faculties of 
both levels another. Williams has made the first 
steps toward both. 

The work done thus far is fine. We want 
more. 

In the explosive Sputnik age, Americans can 
not afford to shoot for less than the moon. 

High school curricula need considerable re- 
vision. 

Only 15 per cent of .\merican high school 
students study any foreign language. Out of the 
twent\'-[our major tongues (each sjioken by more 
than 20 million |5eo]5le) only French and Span- 
ish are studied to anv extent. 100,{X)0 high school 
seniors attend schools where no advanced math- 
ematics are taught; 61,000 in schools which pro- 
vide no instruction in jihysics or chemistry. 

The college can take the initiative in solving 
a serious national problem. Some one lias to. 

.\nd— with their exprience in liberal arts— 
they can make sure that new science and lan- 
guage courses produce educated men, not mere 
linguists and technicians. 



NOT IMPRESSED 

Editor's Note: The following is reprinted from 
Tuesdaifs Wcsleyan Argus. 

As the Wcsleyan basketball team walked off 
the Williams court after losing to tlu^ Ephmen 
70-.59 Satmday, the picture was complete. Wcs- 
leyan jDlayed Williams in nine contests, and the 
latter came out with a slight edge over the sports- 
oriented Wesmen. The )iurpose of this disi^lay of 
athletic power was to impress the group of sub- 
freshman athletes who were invited by TNE 
to be guests of the Wesleyan Community for the 
week-end. 

Let's be realistic. Sports at Wes Tech are 
not the most potent in New England, but are 
they as bad as they looked this weekend? No. If 
we are going to try to get athletes to come to 
Wesleyan, why not invite them on a weekend 
when our opponents are somewhat less formid- 
able. Granted, Williams is our typical small col- 
lege adversary, but this year they happen to be 
tyjiically powerful in everything. 

If we had scheduled the weekend when we 
plaved teams with which we at least had a fair 
chance, the sub-frosh athletes would have seeii 
good games, and maybe a few of them would 
iiave been impressed enough to come back next 
year. With the athletic demise the Card teams 
suffered, though, it wouldn't be too surprishig 
to see our sub-fre.shmen athletes show up at Wil- 
liams next fall. 



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TOWN MEETING: 

THE POLITICAL SOLUTION 

By Bill Edgar 

The problem last Monday in the crowded gymnasium of 
Williamstown's Walter G. Mitchell School was one of individual 
vs. eolk'ctive interest. It was solved by an extraordinary political 
process— the New England town meeting, 

The problem arose in two ways. 

Eirst of all, Abraham Standler— a young swimming jiool su- 
|)ervis()r-wanted to build a restamant. He owned land in South 
Willianistown, but if a restaurant were built on it, the land would 
have to be rezoned. Now a residc-nce distiiet, it woidd have to 
become a business and industrial district. 

S|)ot zoning— the transformation of Standler's projierty alone 
into a non-residence district— would have been illegal, The rezon- 
ing then, would have affected his neighbors' ])roperty too. 

"I'm just one httle single man," he said, "who wants to make 
a living and I'd like the town to voti' lor it." He was api^lauded. 

The town planning; board aigued that new business would 
benefit Willianistown. 

Infringement on Right 

Then one of Standler's neighbor's spoke— iMiglish Professor 
Nelson S. Bushnell. He argued that rezoning would be "a direct 
hifringement on the rights of the residents of the area." Ik; had 
mo\ed to South Williainstowii as jiart of "a new progressive move 
toward rural living." Rezoning the area as a hnsinss district would 
"destroy this )K'culiar advantage Willianistown has." 

The problem: individual Standler's interests vs, the colli'ctive 
interests of his ni'ighbors. It was solved, and Standler's restaurant 
was defeated by a vote of the town. 

Votes in a town meeting are usually by acclamation, except 
when contested or when the vote is crucial. In the latter case, the 
citizemy stands and is coimted-first those for a motion, then 
those against. The chance to stretch legs, to talk and mill aiound, 
is welcomed. 

The second case in which the jiroblem aiose was a more con- 
troversial one, for it affected the pocket-books of the whole town. 

The White Oaks section of Williamstown wanted sitlcwalks 
on their sticets, to )irotect the li\es of children going to and fioin 
the Hroad Brook School. 

To ^ave Someone V.rief 

Men and women from White Oaks pleaded support "to help 
protect o\u- children." Tliev were perfectly willing to give a few 
feet ol lawn, a shrub, evt'u a tree "to sa\f someone grief," Yet the 
collecti\'e will was stronger, Eacetl with a tax-rise, citizens from 
othei- sections ot town argued that a new school or an improved 
sewei- system was more ini|)ortant if money was to be spent, .\ 
vote was taken. .Again the interests of the majority were upheld. 

Tln> most important vote of die long evening- affecting the 
whole town— was the ]iassing of dii' largest budget in Williams- 
town history (o\'er .$1 million). Items ranged from the police de- 
]iartment to new e(|ui|)ment for the cemetery, from highway main- 
tenance to Memorial Day Ob.servance and poison ivy control. 

an 

hilarious, , 

^ exciting, 

intimate, 
psychological game 

for adults only 




Squashmen Beat 
Dartmouth, 6-3; 
Stafford Defeated 

In an extremely well-played 
match, the Williams varsity 
squash team took the measure of 
a rough Dartmouth squad 6-3 at 
Hanover Tuesday. This victory 
gives the squashmen a 6-3 record 
to date with only the Amherst and 
Intercollegiate matches remaining 
to be played. 

The squad came through despite 
the lo.sses of both Gregg Tobin and 
Captain OUie Stafford. Stafford 
dropped his fourth match of the 
year and second straight, losing 
to Dartmouth's number one man, 
Hoehn, in five grueling games, 15- 
10, 15-8. 12-15, 7-15, and 16-15. 
Tobin 

Tobin also went down slugging, 
losing his match in five games Il- 
ls, 15-9, 15-13, 11-15, and 15-13. 
Eph Rog Southall won a five-game 
slugfest from his opponent 17-16, 
17-18, 12-15, 15-12, and 15-10. In 
a four game match, Tom Shulman 
beat the man who had beaten him 
in four games last year. The score 
was 15-10, 15-12, 9-15, and 15-10, 

Pete Beckwith, Bill Weaver, and 
Clnis Shaefer, al.so won four game 
matches, while Junior Ernie 
Pleischman whipped his adversary 
ill thJ-ee straight games. 



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Hedeman Nets 19 In 55-45 Loss Titles As Ten Teams Face Jeffs 




BILL HEDEMAN, Eph forward 
who scored 19 points against RPI 
Tuesday. 



Freshman Squash 

The Eph Fro.sh Squash team 
dropped an 8-1 verdict to Deer- 
field on Wednesday. It was an 
improvement over the 9-0 drub- 
bing Deerfield inflicted earlier 
this year. Fred Kasten, number 
seven singles, provided the only 
Williams victory. 



The R. P. I. Engineers overcame 
a two point half time deficit to 
hand the varsity basketball team 
a 55-45 defeat Tuesday in Troy. 
The Ephs were unable to stop a 
second half rally by the Engineers 
who are lieaded for the post-sea- 
■son N. C. A. A. small college bas- 
ketball tournament. Bill Hedeman 
was high scorer in the game with 
19 points while Ellie Hantho led 
R. P. I. with 18. 

Ephs Gain Lead 

The very tight first half saw 
the Purple gain a slight advantage 
which they managed to maintain 
for a 27-25 half time lead. The 
Ephs worked the ball steadily in 
the low-scoring first half. The En- 
gineers came back, however, to 
outscore the visitors by five points 
in the third period, gaining a lead 
which they held throughout the 
final quarter. The game was tight 
all the way, with R. P. I. breaking 
a Williams press in the final min- 
utes to gain their ten point mar- 
gin of victory. 

Williams' high-scoring center 
Geoff Morton was able to collect 
only 9 point.s against the R, P. I. 
defense; Hedeman was the only 
Eph scoring in double figures. The 
Engineers' attack was sparked by 
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Ten Eph teams will compete a- 
gainst Amherst this weekend to 
wind up the winter season in all 
sports. The outcome of eight mat- 
ches will decide the Little Three 
champion. 

The varsity and freshman hock- 
ey teams will face the Jeffs at 
Amherst on Saturday, March 1. 
Having lost to Amherst on Feb- 
ruary 8 by a 2-1 score, the var- 
sity will be fighting an uphill 
battle. A win over the Sabrinas 
will give the Ephmen 25 wins in 
the 41 games played between the 
two teams since 1909. 

Tlie freshman club, led by cap- 
tain Larry Hawkins, faces Am- 
herst for the first time on Satui'- 
day. Last year's contest ended In 
a close decision in favor of the 
Jeffs. 

Swimming 

Having defeated Wesleyan last 
Saturday, the varsity swimming 
team will compete for the Little 
Three championship against Am- 
herst on Saturday in the Pratt 
pool. The Jeffs sport a powerful 
team this year. 



Freshmen Down RPI 

Scoring 33 points in the third 
quarter, the Williams freshman 
basketball team defeated RPI 91- 
53 Tuesday night at Troy. 

The score was 36-28 at half- 
time as the Engineers managed 
to stay even with the Ephs for 
most of the period. The second 
half was a different story; Wil- 
liams exploded for 13 straight 
points to go into a commanding 
lead. 

Continuing the torrid pace in 
the last quarter, the Ephs increas- 
ed their lead to 40 points, coasting 
to their third victory in the last 
four outings. Bob Montgomery and 
Sam Weaver led the scoring for 
Williams with 24 and 18 points 
respectively. 



The race of this meet promises 
to be the 100 yard butterfly be- 
tween Bill Jones, who holds the 
Amherst College record, and Bob 
Severance, who holds the same 
record for Williams. 

Captained by Buck Robinson and 
Neil Devaney, the freshmen will 
be gunning for their second 
championship. They too will go 
into the meet boasting a victory 
over Wesleyan. 

Baslietball 

Also at Amherst will be the 
closing game between the Jeff and 
Williams basketball teams. Tlie 
two clubs met on the Eph floor 
two weeks ago, a game in which 
Williams won an upset victory 64- 
55. 

The Eph frosh, who hold a 5-4 
record, will face the Amherst 
freshmen for the Little Three title 
in a preliminary game. 

Wrestling 

In a match at Williamstown, 
Coach Jim Ostendarp's wrestling 
squad will meet the Jeff team. Led 
by captain Jim Hutchiason, the 
Ephs crushed Wesleyan 31-3 last 
Saturday. The best match should 
be the 137 lb. clash between Jeff 
captain Dick Danielson and the 
Ephs' Kuhrt Wienecke. 

Pete DeLisser's freshmen are in 
for a rough contest Saturday. Both 
teams have defeated Wesleyan, but 
the Amherst club turned the trick 
by a more decisive score. 

Squash 

The varsity squash team will 
attempt to make it three Little 
Three titles in a row on Saturday. 
Playing No. 1, captain Ollie Staf- 
ford of Williams will meet cap- 
tain Dave Hicks of Amherst. Staf- 
ford is favored. 

The Williams-Amherst fresh- 
man match on the same day will 
decide the Frosh Little Three title. 
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are favored again this season. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1958 



JA Committee Begins 
Sophomore Selections 

Thirty so|)lionioies will soon be clioseii to serve as next year's 
Junior Advisors. Their ap|)()intments will be made known by the 
nine man Selection (Jonnnittee shortly before spring vacation. The 
committee is composed ot Jack Love, chairman, vice-president of 
last year's JAs, Larry Nilsen past president of the CC, Ted Wynne, 
Charles Gilchrist and Sandy Pet 



Rudolph . . . 



ter members at large from the 
senior class, plus Jerry Rardin and 
Woody Burgert, president and 
vice-president of the present JAs, 
and Steve Saunders and Len Grey 
from the junior class. The mem- 
bers-at-large are chosen by the 
president of the Junior Advisors 
and the Dean of Freshmen. The 
Dean, Rev. William G. Cole, serves 
as advisor to the committee. 

Committee Work 

Information forms on candidates 
have been distributed to the house 
presidents. Applicants are usually 
requested to submit a precis of 
their reasons for wanting to serve 
as Junior Advisors. 

The committee meets frequently 
and will eventually go over every 
applicant from the sophomore 
class several times. In addition to 
personal knowledge, they use the 
recommendations of faculty mem- 
bers and house presidents. Also, 
at the end of last year, the Jun- 
ior Advisors were asked, for the 
first time, to rate the freshmen 
in their entries as potential JA 
material. 

Jack Love, chairman, pointed 
out in a RECORD interview Wed- 
nesday night that the two most 
important qualifications were pro- 
bably willingness to assume re- 
sponsibility, and academic maturi- 
ty. He added that no concrete 
qualifications could be establish- 
ed due to the broad nature of a 
Junior Advisor's functions. 

He added that the committee, 
on which he has served for two 
years, "is probably the toughest job 
I've had at Williams." 



Wydick To Head SC; 
Cites New Proposals 

Dick Wydick '59, was elected 
president of the Social Council 
Tuesday at a meeting which elev- 
en of the fifteen house presidents 
or their representatives attended. 
Pete Willmott '59, was chosen sec- 
I'etary- treasurer. 

In a statement released after 
the meeting, Wydick, who is pre- 
sident of Beta Theta Pi, said, "We 
hope to make the Social Council 
a positive organization promoting 
the ideals of the academic com- 
munity of which the fraternities 
are a part." 

"In the past," he went on, "the 
social council's main function was 
to defend the fraternities. Our job, 
as I see it, is to make the frater- 
nities the collective sponsors of 
an academic and social atmos- 
phere in keeping with our intellec- 
tual society." 

Concrete Proposals 

As concrete proposals to further 
this aim, Wydick cited the con- 
tinuation of lectures like the Bax- 
ter series and an Initiation week 
oriented more toward "help" ra- 
ther than "hell". 

Wydick also expressed the hope 
that the Social Council would set 
up a housepajrty committee to 
oversee social weekends In con- 
junction with a similar committee 
proposed for the College Council. 

"After all," he remarked, "the 
fraternities are the ones who al- 
ways complain about bad house- 
parties. It should be their respon- 
sibility to see that we have good 
ones." 

Wydick, a perermial member of 
the dean's list, served on the fresh- 
man council. Willmott, a Junior 
Advisor, and president of Alpha 
Delta Phi, also serves as presi- 
dent of the Purple Key Society. 



plained about fraternities in those 
days have now created a situation 
where everyone is in one which to 
me is ironic. I had the happy ex- 
perience of seeing the social sys- 
tem from both sides of the street, 
being in the Garfield Club for a 
year. Now, of course, there's only 
one side. It's probably better this 
way though." 

He was president of Sigma Phi, 
a member of Gargoyle, the Under- 
graduate Council (forerunner of 
the CC), a Junior Adviser, and on 
the editorial board of the literary 
magazine "Sketch." 

Army and Family 

He spent four years in New 
Guinea and the Philippines for 
the army after graduating from 
Williams. 

After the war he was pressed to 
teach at Williams for three se- 
mesters "which is about all the 
teaching experience I had before 
coming to Williams permanently, 
unless you could include tutoring 
on Martha's Vineyard during a 
summer." 

He takes an active interest In 
local government. "I like to go to 
town meetings. Last night we suc- 
cessfully impeded progress," he 
says with a smile, "by refusing to 
build a new sidewalk and refusing 
and one by Vivaldi. J. S. Bach's i a permit for a restaurant. That's 
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B I what people like about Williams- 
flat, and a lengthy work by Mo- town— its lack of sidewalks and 
zart constitute the remainder of ; corner restaurants." 
the program. | He grew up in Kingston Pa., 



Harpsichord Will 
Highlight Concert 

Ridgeway M. Banks '58, has 
constructed a harpsichord which 
will be played in a concert of the 
Berkshire Quindecem Sunday at 
3:30 in Lawrence Hall. 

This group of fifteen strings 
and wind instruments will be con- 
ducted by Thomas Griswold. 

The harpsichord being used is 
a double-stopped instrument in 
Baroque style. It took Banks, an 
honors student in music, five years 
to build. Mr. William Little of the 
German Department will be solo- 
ist. 

The concert will feature music 
of the 18th century. There are two 
Concerti Grossi, one by Corelli 



NEWS NOTES 



CHAPEL SPEAKER: Reverend 
Don Benedict, who works to 
strengthen the chui'ch in Cleve- 
land slums. All are invited by the 
WCC to a hamburger dinner and 
discussion in his honor Sunday 
at 5:30. 

PRIZE: The Academy of Am- 
erican Poets offers $100 for the 
best poem or group of poems sub- 
mitted by a Williams undergrad- 
uate. The award will be made by 
the English Department and pre- 
sented in June. Deadline May 1. 
Entries go to Professor R. J. Al- 
len. 

NO MANDATE: A dynamite 
plot to detlu'one King Winter is 
suspected. The monarch's support 
from cold-weary citizenry is wan- 
ing, however, and political assasi- 
nation may prove uimecessary. 



"part of the northeast Pennsyl- 
vania mining area — a suburb of 
Wilkes Barre, if that means any- 
thing," he says. Rudolph and his 
family live in a recently purchased 
house on Ide Road. "We had the 
trees inspected a month after we 
moved in and had to cut one down. 
This Dutch Elm Tree disease is 
getting serious — 100 trees had to 
be cut down in Williamstown last 
year. They were originally planted 
by the students, you know. But I 
guess the students aren't in a tree- 
planting mood right now." 



Sitting sickly on his Chapin Hall 
throne, the king has been looking 
less and less powerful — his black, 
leprous face reminiscent of the 
degenerate death-throes of Louis 
XV. The populace is shaking off 
the weakened royal bonds. It was 
even reported that a Spring Street 
Store sold a summer suit last week 

SPEECH CONTEST: Charlie 
Gilchrist '58, was victor over elev- 
en other orators in the Van Vech- 
ten impromptu speaking contest 
Monday. He spoke off the cuff on 
a quote about ethics from Oliver 
Wendell Holmes. 

PLACEMENT INTERVIEWS: 
Mon: Burlington Industries, Kop- 
pers Co., NBC, New Haven Sav- 
ings Bank; Tues.: GE, Nat'l Car- 
bon Co., Newark Bank; Wed.: Am- 
erican Can, Atlantic Refining, Al- 
bany Bank, Simonds Saw and 
Steel; Thm-s.: First Nat'l City 
Bank of NY, Irving Ti-ust, Mc- 
Cann-Erickson, Union Bag-Camp 
Paper; Fri.: Chase Manhattan 
Bank, Chubb, Travelers Ins Co. 

PROFESSOR: S. Lane Faison 
Jr. spoke Wednesday to the Wil- 
liams Deutscher Verein on Soutli 
German Baroque Art. Faison re- 
cently authored a guide to New 
England museums. 

GLEE CLUB: Singing this Sun- 
day in a Chapel Service with the 
Wellesley Glee Club at Welle.sley. 
A return concert is scheduled for 
Sunday, April 13. 





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Williams Takes Five Little Three Titles 



Ephmen Dominate 
7 Of 10 Contests 

By Sam Farkhlll 

Five Little Three titles were gar- 
nered by Williams winter athletic 
teams last Saturday as Ephmen 
dominated seven of ten contests 
staged with their traditional ri- 
val, Amherst. 

The varsity basketball team was 
unable to repeat its earlier victory 
in Lasell gym but still tied with 
the Jeffs for Little Three honors. 
In addition to varsity baslcetball 
the only other Williams teams to 
.succumb were the freshman squash 
and wrestling squads. Although not 
competing for titles the freshman 
and varsity hockey teams both 
edged their opponents in contests 
on the Orr rink. 

In Williamstown the varsity I 
squash and wrestling teams beat ' 
the Amherst representatives by de- 
cisive scores, losing only one in- ' 
dividual contest in each match. ! 

The varsity swimmers walked 
off with top honors in the Little 
Three by gaining a ten point mar- : 
gin over the Jeffs while the I 
freshmen sunk their opposition 
53-20. Tliree records fell in the 
two meets, one Williams freshman ; 
record and two Amherst pool rec- 
ords. 

The varsity hockey team check- 
ed the Amherst sextet in a game 
which saw a total of fourteen goals 
registered, to avenge their 2-1 de- 
feat in Williamstown, February 8. 
The Freshmen emulated the var- 
sity win by slipping past the Jeff 
yearlings 4-3. 

The combined total for the past 
two weekends of Little Three com- 
petition gives Williams the out- 
standing record of sixteen vic- 
tories in nineteen events. 




Better Honor Code 
Asked By Gargoyle 

In a report released last Friday, the Gargoyle Soeiety reeom- 
nieiided that "the Williams Collej^c Honor System he e.xtended to 
iiielude all written work outside the elassroom." 

The leport, approved unanimously by members ot the senior 

honor society, also covered the 



WRESTLER WIENEKE 

All weekend, Williams had the upper hand. 

Photo by Ferguson 



Panel Lr^es Federal 
Action For Recession 



"The recession will extend to 
the middle of next year unless the 
government steps in." said Dick 
Attiyeh '58, in the Student Union 
Committee's fourth colloquium 
held Thursday night in the Rath- 
skeller. 

Attiyeh .served as ..part of a 
panel composed of Professors Em- 
ile Despres and Kermit Gordon of 
the economics department and 
Don Conklin '58. The panel had as 
its topic, "What's Happening to 
Business." 

Most Severe Decline 

Gordon said that this was the 
most severe of the three post-war 
recessions. Unemployment is the 
highest since the war. He attri- 



Seniors Have Choice 
In Military Obligation 



By Toby Smith 

Seniors graduating this June 
will have a number of possible 
choices open to them with regard 
to fulfilling their military obliga- 
tion. The recently changed 'six 
month' programs will probably be 
the most popular. 

Henry N. Plynt, Jr., Director of 
Student Aid, outlined in detail the 
present status of the draft and 
enlistment opportunities. As of 
late 1957 the draft quota per 
month was upped from 7.000 to 
the present 13,000. "Actually," 
Plynt commented, "this is still a 
very low number." The present 
average draft age has risen to 22 
and one-half yrs. 

In terms of "who will be called 
next", Flynt noted that local draft 
boards are placing married men 
on the bottom of their priority 
lists and that unless unusual con- 
ditions arise, most Williams grad- 
uates in this category can feel 
fairly secure. 

Term of Service 

The term of service for those 
who are drafted is two years with 
three years or longer for those who 
enlist. There are numerous advan- 
tages, however, connected with en- 
listment. There is also "voluntary 
draft" which means that one asks 
to be called up in the next quota 
of his Draft Board. 



The Military Service Act of 1955 
permits all branches of the armed 
forces to accept six months active 
duty enlistments. Such a program 
means in addition, however, 5 and 
one-half years of active reserve 
duty entailing 48 weekly reserve 
meetings per year plus 2 weeks of 
active duty each summer. 

The Army's program is open for 
enlistment all year round, admit- 
ting approximately 20,000 per year 
currently. Army Reserve Head- 
quarters in Pittsfield, for instance, 
can admit an average of three per 
month. The Boston Marine Re- 
serve District admits two a month. 
For the last half of 1957, the Ar- 
my six month quota was 11,900, 
See Page 6, Gol. 2 



buted most of the fall-off in busi- 
ness to a decline in inventory in- 
vestment. 

Attiyeh expressed concern over 
the lack of technical innovations 
on the horizon, but he believed 
certain built-in stabilizers (e. g. 
unemployment benefits) would 
help to keep consumption up. 

Conklin drew a chuckle from 
the audience with his slightly 
slanted political views concerning 
the government's monetary and 
fiscal policies. He said he expected 
a tax cut and additional spending 
by the government in the near fu- 
ture. 

Social Problems 

Despres offered the view that 
our society has to face certain 
problems in the near future such 
as discrimination and defense. He 
added to the.se two questions the 
clioice that America has to make 
of the goal toward which we will 
direct our tremendous wealth. 

Further comments by the Ec- 
onomics Department chairman re- 
vealed his belief that the Ameri- 
cane economy had been on the 
downhill ever since 1955 when the 
Administration introduced certain 
tax benefits connected with in- 
vestment in industrial expansion. 
The current problem of overpro- 
duction has resulted. 



Entry-Reps Chosen 

The new Freshman Council 
which met last week to outline 
plans included officers Bob 
Montgomery (president), Keck 
Jones (sec-treas), and Tom Fox 
(CO rep). New entry represen- 
tatives are: E. Widmer, D. 
Bradlet, G. Reath, J. Simons, 
J. Kohn, J. Staples (Sage); D. 
Verville, D. Beckler, W. Floyd. 
T. Allen, B. Zeiders, Mayer 
(Williams); P. Stanton, M. 
Dlvely (Lehman). 



Holyoke Resolves 
Liberal Arts Aid 

The Mount Holyoke chapter of 
the American Association of Uni- 
versity Professors has sent to Mas- 
sachusetts Senators Leverett Sal- 
tonstall and John Kennedy a re- 
solution calling for more liberal 
arts programs in U. S. aid to edu- 
cation. 

The resolution warned against 
the lack of flexibility of "narrow- 
ly educated specialists ... in an era 
of swift scientific advancement 
and social change." It questions 
the wisdom of an exclusive stress 
on science and mathematics in 
education, and asked for inclusion 
of liberal arts colleges as well as 
technological institutions in the 
federal program for education. 
"Free People Live Freely" 

David J. Holden, associate pro- 
fessor of music at Mt. Holyoke, 
drafted the resolution. Copies have 
been sent to college and university 
chapter presidents of the AAUP, 
and the resolution has been re- 
ferred to the resolutions committee 
of the AAUP. 

It asks that any plans for fed- 
eral aid to education "be widened 
to embrace provisions for these 
and for the study of all other 
liberal subjects which teach a free 
people to live freely in a free so- 
ciety." 



response to three other proposals 
included in a questionnaire which 
had been submitted to the faculty 
in conjunction with the Gargoyle 
investigation. 

Gargoyle evaluated the results 
to proposals concerning: 1) a 
change to place "matters concern- 
ing 'plagarism' under the juris- 
diction of the Honor System," 2) 
"the problem of instructors giv- 
ing identical examinations (or 
parts of examinations) in succes- 
sive years and whether this was 
considered a violation of the spirit 
of the Honor System," 3) the 
question of whether copies of ex- 
aminations and hour tests should 
be collected at the end of an ex- 
amination, and 4> the right of 
teachers in 19-20 courses to give 
hour examinations which were 
one and one-half hours long. 
Plagiarism 

The report concluded that "its 
major concern" was the possibili- 
ty of extending the Honor Sys- 
tem to include plagiarism, which 
is currently judged by the faculty 
and Dean. The senior society sug- 
gested, regardless of the outcome 
of its plagiarism proposal, that 
teachers carefully explain, at the 
beginning of eacli term, the man- 
ner in which papers should be 
written. 

After a discussion with faculty 
and among themselves, the mem- 
bers of the Gargoyle sub-commit- 

See Page 6, Col. 5 



CC Refuses To Support 
One JA Per House Rule 



Experimental Theater 
To Perform 'Volpone* 

The curtain of the Experimen- 
tal Theater in the basement of 
the AMT opened last night for a 
three-day run of the first act of 
Ben Johnson's "Volpone." 

The first act of this 17th cen- 
tury comedy portrays the efforts 
of a lawyer, merchant and an old 
man (all represented as predatory 
birds) to extract money from Vol- 
pone (symbolized as a crafty box) 
and his servant. 

Under the direction of English 
Professor J. Clay Hunt, Tim Tully 
'58, plays Volpone, Tony Distler 
'59, his servant. E. J. Johnson '59, 
John Burghardt '61, and Peter 
Schroeder '58. play the money- 
seeking friends. 



By Ted Castle 

The College Council Monday de- 
feated a proposal that it recom- 
mend to the Junior Adviser Selec- 
tion Committee the choice of one 
J. A. from each fraternity. The 
pi-oposal, originally appearing last 
week in the RECORD, was de- 
feated 7-4, with one abstension. 

The Council instead expressed 
a vote of confidence in the prin- 
ciple of JA selection chiefly by 
the individual merit of candidates. 
The intention in this substitute 
measure was to give notice that the 
members recognize the practical 
functions of the Junior Advisers 
in the fraternity system as well as 
the desirability of allowing the 
committee complete freedom from 
official pressure in making their 
selections. The vote was eight af- 
firmative and five abstensions. 

Accompanying discussion on the 
JA questions was a debate on CC 
expressions of opinion. Dean Vin- 
cent M. Barnett, Jr.. said, "The 
CC can express an attitude on any 
subject that affects the welfare of 
the College as a whole." The mem- 
bers agreed informally. The Dean 
indicated that questioning CC jur- 



isdiction was an attempt to "dodge 
a tough issue." 

Other Action 

HOUSEPARTIES COMMITTEE 

- established principally to desig- 
nate sponsorship of weekends: de- 
cisions to be reviewed by CC and 
SC. Chairman subject to SC ap- 
proval, John Mangel '59. 

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE - 
Student Chairman Mack Hassler 
'59. 

BAXTER HALL COMMITTEE 

- Chairman Bob Hatcher '59. 

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE 

- Chairman Rich Moe '59. 

ELECTION REFORMS - plac- 
ed discussion of Grey-Jackson re- 
port on future agenda. 

PURPOSE OF CC - tentatively 
scheduled an open meeting dis- 
cussion as a result of student cri- 
ticism of the Council in general. 

ACTIVITIES COUNCIL - post- 
poned action on reorganization of 
student activities finance for two 
weeks in order to allow SAC to 
terminate present business. 

DINNER WITH BARNETT - re- 
ceived an invitation from the dean 
for a dinner meeting at his house 
March 17. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1958 



North Adams, Mass. Willianistown, Moss. 

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the post office at North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by Lamb Printing 
Co., North Adams, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday 
and Friday during the college year. Subscription price 
$6.00 per year. Record Office, Baxter Hall, Williams- 
town, 
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Vol. LXXII 



Maicli 5, 1958 



Number 9 



"PLAGIARISM": UNCLEAR 

The Garj^oyle proposal to iiicliiclc" ])laj;;iarisin 
within the jurisdiction ol tlic Honor System is a 
rather frrandiose attempt to make integrity an ob- 
lijratiou rather than a convenienee. 

The very word phigiarism", hke "immoral- 
ity" or "dishonesty", defies definition. 

Gargoyle's suggested inteipretation of the 
word— "to pass off as one's own tlie words, ideas, 
or work of another"— would be virtually inapplic- 
able to practical circiunstance. 

What undergraduate student could honestly 
state that he would not infringe upon "the words, 
ideas, or work of another" wlien tlie essence of his 
liberal education is the correlation of recommend- 
ed words and ideas with his indj\idual intellect? 

On the other hand, those whose intentions 
are dishonest would jDrobably sign the pledge and 
gain protection for their ijlagiarism from the as- 
sumption of imiocence which Gargoyle advances 
as an advantage of its )Dro]Dosal. 

Cheating on an examination is definite. Eith- 
er you do or you don't. The issue is immediate 
and clear-cut. The Honor System works because 
the individual is sure of his ground. 

Plagiarism, however, is indefinite. It admits 
to wide differences of inter]5retation. The Honor 
System would not work because there eoidd be 
no precise standards of judgment. 

The issue of academic integrity will always 
be a matter of personal discretion and, imfor- 
tunately, convenience. 

CC CONSERVATISM 

The very fact that the College Council dis- 
cussed the issue of fA selection at their Mon- 
day meeting was an affii'mativc action. 

Bringing the question of equal JA repre- 
sentation into the open gives even more incen- 
tive to the Selection Committee to chose a JA 
from every house. 

The Record regrets, however, that the Coun- 
cil took such an equivocal stand. 

Their "vote of confidence " on the principle 
of Junior Adviser selection chiefly by the incUvi- 
dual merit of candidates failed to meet the ]5ro- 
blem of an actual and (at present) imfair con- 
nection between Junior Advisers and rushing. 

At first Council members voiced doubt that 
the CC had any "constitutional right" to review 
the problem. 

Ne.xt they turned discussion of a straightfor- 
ward, une(|uivocal nro]50sal into a confused arti- 
culation of the ideals of the JA system. They felt, 
it seemed, that by denying the fact of a JA-rush- 
ing relationship they could make it non-existent. 

Finally they passed a vote of confidence 
which dodged the issue altogether. 

"New faces and new ideas" do not seem to 
destroy the continuity of timid conservatism. 



Obviously A Misconception 

B(/ Bill Areiid 

The letter addressed to the Record by Mr 
Benjamin C. Foster and Mr. Eugene J. Johnson, 
III, in criticism of my article of February 19, 1958 
bases its criticism on misinterpretations and mis- 
conceptions of my article. 

I write this article not to indulge in seman- 
tics with these two men but to clear the air con- 
cerning these misconceptions, and possibly to 
ferret out what these men feel is the real situa- 
tion at Wilhams. 

I was not denying any man's opinion as "va- 
lid" in my article, but termed the views pre- 
sented by the Princeton Seniors in the February 
17th issue of LIFE as "uncomplimentary" to 
Princeton or to any liberal education institution. 
1 recognize the validity of any man's opinion and 
1 hope that Messrs. Foster and Johnson, 111, re- 
cognize the validity of mine. 1 maintain that an 
attitude which considers this Princeton man 
"snobbish" is one which is valid, strong in deino- 
cratic America today, and more typical of the 
Williams undergraduates than some would de- 
sire to admit. 

Nowhere in my article did 1 state that con- 
ditions of discrimination no longer exist on the 
Williams campus. No one even remotely ac- 



quainted witli tlie fraterjiity system ou tliis cam- 
|)us would be foolish euouj^h to state that tlie 
conditions ol traternity selection are entirely 
democratic; 1 stated tliat tlie discrimination is- 
sue liad been "met and resolved '. Webster do- 
luies resolved as meaning "disentangled", "ex- 
plained", "reduced by analysis , or "determined 
upon , which is exactly what tlie Piiillips Report 
and President Baxters resultant letter did to tlic 
discrxiiiiiiatiou issue, and wliicli condition is many 
steps ahead of tlie present situation at Princeton. 
The claim tliat total opportunity has existed 
at Princeton is a tacit acceptance ot tlie "so|)liis- 
try ' so typical at Old Nassau, described by John 
AicNees in an aiticle in the Harvard Criiiisoii oi 
I'i'iday, I'ebruary 21: 

(One club gave bids to everyone, as 
iiiey do every year. ) Tiieretore m etfect 
every so|jlioinore got a bid . . . Therefore 
any Sopnomore wanting to join a club 
could nave . . . Therefore one-liuiidi"ed 
percent. 
1 reter Messrs. I'oster and Jolmson, HI, to tliis 
article to compare Bicker at Princeton with Rush 
at WiUiains. liie obvious differences and advan- 
tages ill the Williams system as well as tlie dif- 
lerences iii student attitude at tlie two seiiools are 
dieii evident. 

1 postulate a iioriii which 1 believe to be 
characteristic of the largest number of tlie stu- 
dents at Williams College today. Nowhere do 1 
state that all Williams men must comply with 
this norm of behavior, but that a large number 
will indignantly defend then college agauist be- 
ing equated witli Pihiceton. 

1 would like to ask these gentlemen what 
opinions they believe do or should prevail on diis 
campus. Let us not veil our opinions with a fa- 
cade ol criticism ami logic based upon faulty as- 
sunipiiou and misconception. Do discrimination 
auu selectivity jjlay as large a role in fraternity 
membership today as they did tliirty years ago? 
Are Williams students becoming more tolerant 
and unselfish? Was total opportunity at Williams 
a sham, merely an attempt, or was it a stiong, 
concerted drive supported by the majority of tlie 
students? 

1 will recognize die validity of tliese gen- 
tlemen's o])inions but 1 cannot recognize die 
validity of their criticism because it is based on 
misconception. Such techniques can be termed 
"red-herring", designed to obscure the general 
meaning of my article. 

State your opinions. 1 would like to believe 
that if my requests were answered, my reward 
would be something more desirable than "smok- 
ed-out herring". 



Letters To The Editor 

WOHABE POSTSCRIPT 

To the RECoim: 

1 would like to comment briefly on the ar- 
ticle in your iiews]japer by Abdul Wohabe and 
the accompanying editorial. 

Mr. Wohabe's article is, as you say, "not a 
dispassionate analysis" of Arab nationalism. The 
obstacles to unity are real. One might ask Mr. 
Wohabe what he means by the "Arab peo]jle". 
Turks and Iranians do not speak Arabic, although 
they are Muslims; Lebanon is half Christian; 
Egypt looks back to the glories of a civilization 
far older than Islam. 

It would be a mistake, however, to brush a- 
side Mr. Wohabe's comments on the U.A.R. as 
mere cliches of a "nationalist religion", or to 
assume that internal diffrences will keep the 
Middle East conveniently divided. The history of 
the Middle East since 1799-the year Napoleon 
invaded Egypt— bears testimony to the power- 
ful impact of the longing for unity as a determ- 
ining factor in relations with the West. The aims 
may be "oversimplified", but no movement with 
any mass appeal can be expected to deal in the 
subtleties of a political science class at Williams. 

Are we afraid of unity in the Middle East? 
Will a unified Arab nation force us to make an 
"agonizing reappraisal" of our relations with Is- 
rael? These are the real c|uestions, and 1 think 
that our diplomats— and our newspaper editors- 
can spend their time more profitably if they 
stop trying to convince themselves and others 
that "it will never happen". Remember all those 
old British hands who said that Nasser would be 
unable to keep the Suez Canal in operation? Let 
us not repeat their mistake. 

Monroe Hawkins '54 

Editor's Note: Mr. Hawkins' point is well- 
made, hut it re-enforces the RECORD'S editorial. 
It does not eontradict it. 

Hardly "hru.^hinrr aside" Wohabe's comments 
on the U.A.R., we called them "disturbinfihi 
strong." The "nationalist religion" which Woha- 
be's article reflects, we said, "cannot he forgot- 
ten" by U. S. policymakers if they are to take 
effective action in this most dynamic area of tlie 
world. 



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SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE: NO. 2 

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tempered drollery, the makers of Marlboro have agreed to let 
me use this sijace from time to time for a sliort lesson in science. 
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Today let us take up the science of medicine, which was in- 
vented in lO(if) l)y a Greek named Hippocrates. He .soon gathered 
around him a grou]) of devoted disciples whom he called 
"doctors." The rea.son he called tlieni "doctors" was that they 
spent all tlieir time sitting around the duck and shooting the 
breeze. In truth, there was little else for them to do because 
disease was not invented until 1477. 

.\fter that, doctors I lecame very busy, but it must l)e admitted 
that their knowledge of medicine was lamentably meagre. They 
knew only one tre.'itmont—a change of climate. For example, 
a French doctor would send all his patients to Switzerland. 
A Swiss doctor, on the other hand, would send all his patients 
to l'"ranee. By 1789 the entire population of France was living 
in Switzerland, and vice versa. This later became known as the 
Black Tom Explosion. 

Not until 1924 did medicine, as we know it, come into being. 
In that year in tlie little Bavarian village of Pago-Pago an 
elderly physician named Winko Sigafoos discovered the hot 
water bottle. He was, of course, burned as a witch, but his son 
T,ydia, disguised as a linotype, made his way to America where 
he invented the Mayo Brothers. 

Medicine, as it is taugiit at your very own college, can be 
divided rouglily into two classifications. There is internal medi- 
cine, which is the treatment of interns, and external medicine, 
which is the treatment of externs. 

Diseases also fall into two broad categories— chronic and 
acute. Chronic disea.se is, of course, inflammation of the chron, 
whicli can be mighty painful, lielieve you me ! Last summer ray 
cousin Haskell was stricken with a chron attack while he was 
out lacking up tinfoil, and it was months before the wretched 
boy could straighten u]). In fact, even after he was cured, 
Haskell continued to walk around lient over doul)le. This went 
on for several years liel'ore Dr. Caiigari, the lovable old country 
practitioner who treats lliiskell, discovered that Huakell had 
bis trousers buttoned to liis vest. 

Two years ago Ha.skell had Addison's disea.se. (Addison, curi- 
ously enough, had Haskell's.) Poor Haskell catches everything 
tliat comes along. Lovable old Dr. Caiigari once said to him, 
"Son, I guess you are what they call a natural born catcher." 

"The joke is on you, Doc," replied Haskell. "I am a third 
ba.semen." He thereujion fell into such a fit of giggling that the 
doctor had to put him under sedation, where he is to this day. 

But I digress. We were discussing medicine. I have now told 
you all I can; the rest is up to you. Go over to your med school 
and poke around. Bring popcorn and watch an operation. X-ray 
each other. Contribute to the bone liiuik . . . And remember, 



medicine can be fun! 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1958 



Washington Internships 
Available For Juniors 



Applications are now being tak- 
en by Mr. Plynt from any Junior 
interested in a government in- 
tern position this summer in 
Washington. 

Last summer six Juniors parti- 
cipated in this program, designed 
to give future citizens an idea of 
the working of the U. S. govern- 
ment from fir.st-hand experience, 
Joe Borus, Don Conklin. Dave 
Grossman, and Dave Phillips spent 
the summer in the offices of 
their Congressional Representa- 
tives. Sam Jones and Paul Klotz 
found jobs on Senate and House 
committees. 

One Intern receives a minimum 
of $250, while others selected are 
offered assistance from the Mead 
Fund which loans them the money 
on a long-term basis. These grants 
are given to help cover the stu- 
dent's living expenses, as their po- 
sitions as interns are non-paying. 

Among the tasks of the interns 
were research for various projects 
of their Congressmen and writing 
articles for publications. One of 
the more pleasant jobs was rep 
resenting their Congressmen at 
various Embassy cocktail parties. 

The interns spent time at Com- 
mittee hearings and investigations, 
among which was the hearing in- 
volving labor racketeering and fea- 




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turing Dave Beck. Supreme Court 
proceedings and debates in both 
House and Senate also provided 
an instructional part of the sum- 
mer. 

Commenting presumably on the 
abundance of museums, libraries 
and other place.s of historical and 
^cultural interest in the Washing- 
ton area, one of the interns stat- 
ed that there never wa.s a lack of 
interesting things to do in Wash- 
ington. 

, 

Mercer Debate Team 
To Oppose Williams 

The Mercer College Conserva- 
tive Club will defend segregation 
against an Adelphic Union debat- 
ing team in Jesup Hall March 18. 

The southern debaters will leave 
their Macon, Georgia campus to 
make a tour of New England col- 
leges, representing the Southern 
point of view on segregation. They 
believe that northern newspapers 
have been unfair in presenting the 
problem, and have resolved to de- 
bale on a "tactual rather than an 
emotional" basis. 

Jim Scott '58, and John Stru- 
Ihers '59, will uphold desegrega- 
tion. Comments Scott, "We, too, 
are willing to meet them with a 
lactual case dealing with- the rule 
of law and the .sociological facts 
of life." 



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Phil Department's 
Meyers To Give 
Lecture On Logic 

Professor Gerald E. Meyers will 
discuss informal and formal logic 
in a lecture, "Logic and Reality", 
which will be given in the Biology 
lab Thursday. 

The lecture is the sixth in a 
series of eight lectures, sponsored 
by the Williams faculty. 

At present Meyers is working on 
a book concerned with aesthetics 
as seen from a philosophical 
viewpoint. 

Informal vs. Formal 

During his lecture Meyers will 
show that formal or mathematical 
logic cannot justify .statements a- 
bout reality whereas informal lo- 
gic is required. He will also make 
some comments on Professor 
Winch's lecture, "Some Constmcts 
in Physics." 

According to Meyers, "By re- 
freshing an interest in informal 
logic we will resurrect problems 
which formal logicians do not 
think are worth discussion." 



NEWS NOTES 



AMHERST RAQ: A magazine 
devoted "exclusively to under- 
graduate writing" was initiated 
last week by Amherst students. 
Will this "vehicle for intellectual 
communication" sell? ask the cyn- 
ics. Just how deep academic in- 
terest is remains to be seen. 

FRENCH CLUB: Francophiles 
elect: Bob Myers '60, president 
and John Dupret '61, treasurer. 
A French flick is in the offing. 



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Student Profile 

Harpsichord-Builder Ridgway Banks 
Follows Creative Williams Career 

VVillianis senior Ridgway M. Bunks, who constniclcd tlu" two- 
luaiiual lianKjiic liarpsicliord played in Sunday's Lawrence Hall 
clianiher inii.sic concert, has found an outlet lor cicatixc activity at 
Williams. 

hollowing a honors program in his music major. Hanks has 
t()m|5()sed most of the incidental music used in AMT productions 

over the past three years. He con- 
ducted the Berk.shire Community 
Orchestra in hLs prelude for Ib- 
sen's "Wild Duck" last year, and 
he played the violin, zither, accor- 
dian and guitar in the AMT pro- 
duction of Cliekhov's "Three Sis- 
ters." 

Banks played the organ In 
S'juth Williamstown's Congrega- 
tional Church during his sopho- 
more year, and he is a violinist 
in the Berkshire Community 
Symphony Orchestra. His lionors 
project: a sonata for clarinet. 

Creativity at Williams 

"No one can dispute the value," 
says Banks, of Williams' creative 
liicilities (Art Museum, AMT). 
"If I had to single out one weak- 
ness it would be the amount of 
student support which creative 
activities on campus receive in 
comparison with other extra-cur- 
riculars." 

Banks regrets this lack of sup- 
port. He notes the "growing reali- 
zation on the part of industry and 
business that imagination inform- 
ed not only by academic curricu- 
lum but also by creative disci- 
plines — which can only be learned 
through participation — are inval- 
uable a.ssets in positions of re- 
sponsibility." 




RIDGWAY I5\NK,S 
"imaginatiop invaluable" 



RED CROSS DRIVE: All Wil- 
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students) will be canvassed for 
the annual fund drive of the Wil- 
liamstown branch of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross which opened for- 
mally Sunday. Tlie quota for 1958: 
$6,742. 

CHAPIN LIBRARY: Current ex- 
hibit features Florentine bard 
Dante, prepared with co-opera- 
tion of Professor J. C. Hunt, Eng- 
lish Department Renaissance spe- 
cialist. Included are: the earliest 
(1427) portrait of Dante in a book, 
illustrations by Blake, and a 15th 
century version of the modern 
pocket book. Unusual is the fact 
that all books are owned by the 
Chapin Library. 



Harpsichord 

Banks began building his harp- 
sichord in the summer of his 
freshman year and worked on it 
during vacations in the cellar of 
his Cambridge home. He took di- 
mensions from an anticiue instru- 
ment in the workshop of a Bos- 
ton harpsichord-builders firm, im- 
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England for materials. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1958 



Eph Hockey Defeats AlC, Amherst; 
Finish Season With 9-W-l Record 



By Joe Wheelock 

Six goals by the production 
line, Dave Cook, Rich Lombard 
and Dave Wood, led the scoring 
for Williams as the varsity hockey 
team outhustled the Amherst six 
Saturday to gain an 8-6 decision 
on the Orr rink. 

Cook opened the scoring at 0:28 
seconds of the first period on a 
feed from Al Erb and then dupli- 
cated the trick at 2:09, before 
Amherst could organize a rush. 
The Jeffs wasted little time in 
getting back in the game as Mc- 
Lean batted a rebound past goalie 
Denny Doyle. 

At 1:52 of the second period 
Amherst tied the score at 2-2 but 
Richie Lombard's first goal at 
2:59 gave Williams a leaf', it never 
relinquished. 

Jim Fisher and Woody Burgert 
each registered to run the lead to 
5-2 before McLean added the sec- 
ond of his three goals. A goal by 
Shoctman made it 5-4 as the 
period ended. 

Two goals by Dave Wood and 
Lombard's second goal put the 
game on ice in the thii'd period 
despite McLean's third goal. 
A. I. C. Defeated 

In a Thursday game at Spring- 
field the Williams varsity hockey 
team emerged victorious over A. 
I. C. by a 5-0 score. 




DAVE WOOD, senior right wine, 
who closed out his career on Sat. 
with two goals against Amherst. 

DriscoU opened the scoring with 
an unassisted shot at 4:40 of the 
first period. He was followed by 
Lombard and Wood in the same 
stanza to bring the total to 3-0. 

The second period was scoreless. 
At 10:19 of the third period Lom- 
bard scored his second of the 
night. Cook came back eight 
minutes later to score his first 
goal and boost the lead to 5-0. 

Denny Doyle had 28 saves. 



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Whitney Puts In 
Last Minute Goal 
To Beat Amherst 

Last week the Freshman Hockey 
squad picked up two more wins to 
run their season's record to an 
impressive 6-1-1. They have one 
game remaining with Williston 
Academy. 

Thursday, Williams took a close 
3-2 decision from the A. I. C. frosh 
on a goal in a sudden death over- 
time by George Lowe with an as- j 
sisl by captain Larry Hawkins, j 
Two early goaLs were scored by 
Hawkins, and wing Larry Reine- 
man, before the AIC attack picked 
up in the second period to tie the 
game at 2-2. 

In their traditional encounter 
with Amherst Saturday the Eph i 
Frosh had to come from behind 
in the last ten minutes to win 4-3. 1 
A long shot from the blue line by 
John Whitney gave Williams an- 
other of their seven athletic wins 
over the weekend. 

After a goal by George Lowe 
early in the game Amherst opened 
up a 3-1 lead. Lowe and Reineman 
combined with a goal apiece to tie 
it up before Whitney's clincher 
with three and a half minutes left 
in the final period. Lowe ended a 
successful week with three goals. 

A win over Williston will com- 
plete the most successful Frosh 
season in recent years. 



Eph Mermen Score Decisive Win; 
Reeves, Relay Team Break Marks 

I'luisliiiif; till- swinniiinu; season with a 6-i-l ii'coril, the E|)li 
varsity scori'd a (iccisiNC 48-38 victory over tiic Sabriiia varsity at 
.Aiiilicrst Satiirdav. 'I'lii' K]'>\\ pi'rlornu'rs will now s^o to tlic New 
iMi^lauds l''ri(lav and Satuiilay with a 1 attic Three chanipioiishiT) 
to their eri'dit. 

The meet was niarkt'd by the erackinj^ of two Amherst pool 
rccorils and \i\ the photo-linish swiinuiiiiif oi (.'hip ide ol Williams 
and captain Hank (iitleonse oi Vnilii'rst. Ide heat (iidconse in 

both the 50 and the 100 yard 

freestyle events. In both events 
Ide won by a mere split second. 
The 400 yard medley relay team 
of Henry Tatem, Barry Buckley, 
Bob Severance, and Alex Reeves 
set the pool record for that event. 
Alex Reeves also set an Amherst 
pool record by nipping teammate 
co-captain Bob Severance in the 
100 yard butterfly contest. 

Don Lum performed well for the 
Purple by taking two firsts. Lum 
won both the 220 yard freestyle 
and the 440 yard freestyle races. 
Tatem also tallied five points for 
the Ephs by winning the 200 yard 
backstroke contest. 

Coach Bob Muir's 6-1-1 record 
was marred only by a 45-45 tie 
with the University of Connecti- 
cut and a close 50-36 loss to Col- 
gate. 



Frosh Muirmen Win 

Forecasting future promise, the 
Eph frosh swimming squad fin- 
ished a highly successful season 
Saturday by trouncing the Jeff 
freshmen 53-20 at Amherst. This 
win brought the team the Little 
Three championship. 

Once again the names to note 
were co-captains Buck Robinson, 
Neil Devaney, and Terry Allen. 
Breaking his own Williams fresh- 
man record, Robinson won the 100 
yard breaststroke event in 1:09.9. 
Robinson also beat teammate 
Mike Dively to win the 50 yard 
freestyle event. 

Terry Allen won the 200 yard 
freestyle race and Neil Devaney 
scored a first in the 100 yard free- 
style contest. In addition Bob 
Reeves dove superbly, amassing 
57.7 points. Jim Urbach, Dave 
Coughlin, Sam Roberson, and Tom 
Williams swam well. Manager 
Sandy Williams also scored for 
the Purple in the 200 yard free- 
style relay. 



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A Campus-to-Career Case History 




Roy Vaughn (left) discusses a central office power installation with Switchman R.F. Heider. 

"I like (and get) 'start-to-finish' 
engineering assignments" 



"When it comes to making a job inter- 
esting, I think the assignments a man 
gels are more important than the size 
of the project he's working on," says 
Roy Vaughn of Illinois Bell Telephone 
Com|)any. "I found that out soon after 
I gradualed. My first job was with an 
organization where the projects were big, 
but the individual engineering assign- 
ments lacked variety and scope. 

"After this experience I looked over 
power engineering opportunities in a 
number of companies. I joined Illinois 
Bell because it promised the most inter- 
esting and challenging work. That was 
three years ago. My work with IBT has 
everything that I was looking for. 

"My job is to engineer the power re- 
quirements for telephone central offices. 



The work never gets routine. One job 
may be for a new building, the next for 
expanding existing |)lant. And power 
needs vary tremendously from little rural 
dial ofTices serving a h:w hundred tele- 
phones, to big motroijolilan telephone 
plants serving hundreds of thousands. 

"But what I like best is that I generally 
handle the job from start to finish. I de- 
termine the operational and emergency 
power requirements of the facilities to 
be served, and order the equipment 
needed. And I'm usually on hand during 
installation to see the job through. 

"Not only does this kind of engineer- 
ing assigimicnt keep work interesting, 
but I find it is helping me become a 
better manager. And that improves my 
chances for advancement." 



Roy L. Vniighn, Jr., ftraduntrH from Illinois Institute of 
TrrhnoloKv in 1954 with a U.S. in E.E. degree. lie is one 
of many young men who are finding interesting nnd re- 
warding careers in the Bell Telephone Companies, Find 
out alMiut career opportunities for you. Talk with the 
Bell interviewer when he visits your campus, and read the 
Bell Telephone booklet on file in your Placement Office. 




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™E_WI1X1AM^ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1958 



Williams Squash Teams Victorious; 
Amherst Crushed By Varsity, JV's 



liti Hob Piilc 



Hon Soiith; 



'"I 'i 
riic Sfiuash team sowed up the Little Tliree Clianipionsliins 
Siiturclay aftomoon by trouiiciiif; Ainlieist 8-1 on tlic honn. courts 
|„ a lollowiii)^ J. V. iiiateli, the Jells were deleateil by tlie same 
score. 

CJapt, Ollie Stafford's eourt experieiiec; and power enabled iiim 
to beat Aniberst Capt., Dave Ilieks, in tliree <|uiek ^anies. Sopho- 
more ace, CrcK Tobin, prevailed over an e\-teanunate, Clenients 
Tliis tin-ee Kanie victory was exjieeted, as Toljin had plaved aliead 
ol Clements at Ilaverloril School. At number Ihrei 
checked Hazen in four games. Ha- 
sien. a retriever, was beaten by a 
game mixed with corner shots fol- 
lowed by hard down-the-line 
drives. 

Tom Shulman, bested Vonclts, a 
senior, by opposing down-tlic- 
lines and cross court drives. John 
Bowen overcame Don Hicks, Dave's 
brother, as Don .showed himself 
to be too slow for Bowen's speed. 
Thi.s loss was Hicks' first to Wil- 
liams in either tennis or squash. 
Pete Beckwith, at number six, 
downed Maher a senior, in an ex- 
citing match in which Beckwith 
came from behind in the first 
game to take an overtime deci- 
sion from the left hander. 

At number seven, Ernie Fleish- 
man lost to Harbach, who man- 
aged to throw off Fleishman's 
timing and to force him into er- 
rors. Bill Weaver, losing only ten 
points in the first two games, de- 
feated Bates quickly, while Chris 
Schaefer, coming back strongly 
after the five minute rest period, 
hammered away at Pratt's back- 
ha^id and gave him only five 
points in taking the match. 

In the JV matches, the varsity 
.score was repeated. Bill Miller, in 
the number one position, lost to 
Tulchin in three games. The only 
other three game matches were 
won by Tom White and Mike Pen- 
ner, eighth and ninth on the lad- 
der, respectively. Bill Norris and 
Chuck Smith, in the second and 
third slots, both went into five 
games to win, Norris coming from 
behind after losing the first game, 
to take a close match. 




GREG TOBIN, sophomore ace, 
defeated Amherst second man in 
three games. 

Jeffs Squash Frosh 

The Freshman Squash team 
dropped its first four matches as 
the visitors, Amherst, walked off 
with a 6-3 victory and the Little 
Three championship Saturday af- 
ternoon. 

The team got off to a poor 
start as Brian, Leathers, Logic, 
and Hodges were defeated, all in 
less than five games. 

Bill Buck, playing at number 
five, lost his first two games, but 
came back to win his match and 
give Williams its first victory. 
Fred Kasten and Ronnie Pish won 
for Williams. The Fi-eshmen end- 
ed their campaign with a 1-5 rec- 
ord, the only win coming from 
Wesleyan. 



Ephs Conquered 
By Sahrina Five; 
Little Three Tied 

By Jan Rozcndaal 

The Williams bid for undisputed 
Little Three basketball supremacy 
fell short Saturday when the Ephs 
dropped a 69-58 decision to Am- 
herst on the winners' court. Su- 
perior rebounding and the scoring 
of Bill Warren with 20 points en- 
abled the Jeffs to avenge their 
earlier loss to the Ephs at Wil- 
liamstown. 

Morton Stopped 

The first half saw the Jeffs 
grab a ten point lead which they 
maintained through the second 
iialf of play to gain a tie for the 
Little Three championship. While 
the Amherst defense was holding 
Eph high scorer Jeff Morton to a 
lotal of only two points in the 
lirst half, the driving of Pete Jen- 
kins, the outside scoring of sopho- 
moie Bob Madgic and the fine 
shooting of Warren enabled the 
Sabrinas to break an early 18-18 
tie and gain a 34-24 half time 
lead. 

Bob Parker, high man for the 
Purple with 15, and Morton, who 
began to score in the second half 
to end up with 12 points, led the 
Eph attack in the second half as 
the Ephs kept pace with Amherst 
but the damage was done. The 
ball handling of Madgic and the 
rebounding of Warren and Lee 
Lindeman never allowed the Pur- 
ple to narrow the gap to less than 
six points. 

Ephs Press 

With three minutes to go Wil- 
liams went into a full court press 
but this has not been an effective 
weapon for the Ephs this year and 
the Jeffs maintained their lead to 
gain the victory. The loss closed 
out the season for both teams and 
gave the Ephs a 9-11 mark for 
the year. Both Williams and Am- 
herst hold 3-1 records in Little 
Three competition. 



Eph Grapplers Pin Amherst, 28-6; 
Clinch Little Three Varsity Crown 

ill a match hit;hliir|ited by four Williams' pins and Kuhrt 
Wiciiecke's superb \ictoiy o\'er Amherst (Captain Dick Daiiielson, 
Williams' varsity wrestling team clinched the Little Three Cliamp- 
ioijshij) by oNerwhelmiiii; .Amherst, 28-0, in the Lasell Cym last 
Saturday. 

Wieiiccke (137) avcnt;«l last year's one-point loss to Daniel- 
sou bv piliii'i; up a 10-5 \ictory with two reversals, a takedown and 
a near iall. Hoth men were previously undeleated this season. 

Wally Matt at 12:] pounds opened the match and the wav to 
\ictoi\- i'; lie pinned the Jeffs' Sii'iid Shawwaf at 7.49 miuules in 

the third period on a half-nelson 
and crotch, 130 pound Stu Smith 
kept the victory ball rolling by pin- 
ning Jack Edwards with a half- 
neKson and crotch at 8.03 in the 
third period. After Wienecke's 
conquest, Eph Captain Jim Hut- 
chinson kept his perfect record 
untarnished by pinning Spencer 
Block, Sabrina 147 pounder, with 
a reverse half-nelson at 5.48 in 
the second period, 

Steve Lewis kept the pinning 
■streak going as he quickly smoth- 
ered Maurice Wolff on a west 
point at 2,25 in the first period. 
Bob Hatcher also added five points 
to the Williams score as he won by 
default when Amherst failed to 
produce a heavyweight. 

Not so fortunate for Williams 
were Pete Carney and Denny Ful- 
ler, who lost 2-0 and 10-6, re- 
spectively. 

The grapplers thus conclude 
their official season with an im- 
pressive 4-1-1 record. This Fri- 
day and Saturday they will com- 
pete in the New England Champ- 




STEVE LEWIS '60, pinned 177 
lb. opponent in 2:25 of first peri- 
od. 



Frosh Cagers Romp 



Freshman basketball defeated , ionships. 
Amherst 89-62 in the season's fi- 
nale Saturday night on the Jeffs' 
court, Sam Weaver, the season's 
high scorer, led the Ephmen to a i One point for riding time made 
Little Three Championship with ! the difference as Amherst eked 



Jeff Matmen Nip Frosh 



24 points. 

Amherst employed a zone de- 
fense early in the game to com- 
pensate for Williams superior 
height and held the Purple Frosh 
to a 13-13 tie at the end of the 
first quarter. In the second quar- 
ter Williams scored 24 points to 
lead at the half 37-28. 



out a narrow, 14-12 victory over 
the Williams Freshman wrestling 
team last Saturday at the Lasell 
Gym. 

In the last event Eph Art Walt- 
man wrestled hard for a match- 
end score of 2-2 with Sid Bixler, 
but the referee awarded Bixler one 

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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1958 



Educators Meet 
For Conference 

Twenty-seven New England ed- 
ucators from Amherst, Wesleyan, 
Bowdoin, Dartmouth and Wil- 
liams met in Middletown. Conn., 
last week for the fifteenth annual 
Pentagonal Conference. 

Representing Williams at the 
three-day discussion sessions were 
President James P. Baxter III, 
Dean Vincent M. Barnctt, Dean 
of Freshmen William G. Cole, Di- 
rector of Admissions Frederick C. 
Copeland and Treasurer Cliiu'lc,< 
A. Foehl. 

Barnett pointed out that the 
conference discussions ( 1 ) "tend 
to develop the awareness that we 
all have the same problems" and 
(2) "bring to our attention occa- , 
sional new ideas". Resolutions orj 
specific recommendations are ne- 
ver formulated, he emphasized. 

Among the 42 topics proposed 
for discussion, Dartmouth's new 
three semester plan received the 
most consideration. Amherst pro- 
posed the topic "honor systems 
and dishonesty". 

Wesleyan suggested a discussion 
of the status of students not af- 
filiated with fraternities and re- 
cent developments with respect to 
selection practices of fraternities. 
The effectiveness of Chapel and 
Assembly programs and financial 
control of non-athletic student or- 
ganizations were other topics un- 
der the student affairs category. 



Jeffs Finally Achieve 
Liberal Honor System 



The Amherst Honor Code was 
put into effect last week by the 
Student Committee to the Faculty, 

The new system, a compromise 
between the strictly regulated and 
absolutely free plans suggested, 
features disciplinary action on 
clieaters reported by fellow stu- 
dents. Yet, it is the free choice 
of the student to ignore cheating, 
deal with it himself, or report the 
cheater. No honor statement is 
;equired. 

Mitary . . . 

but only 2,600 men over 18 and 
one-half were admitted. 6,300 
came from under the 18 and one- 
half group and 3,000 high school 
seniors who joined the program 
were allowed to complete their 
high school year. 

Other six months enlistments 
are in the Air Force, Coast Guard, 
Na\y and Marines. These pro- 
grams, however, are not open all 
year round and the quotas are 
extremely small. In any case, Mr. 
Flynt recommends that those in- 
terested should inquire now so as 
to insure their chances of getting 
into the programs when they 
want to. 



In adopting this form, the com- 
mittee tried to come as close as 
possible to "the social ideal of a 
community bound together by the 
voluntary cooperation of indivi- 
duals rather than by threat of co- 
ercive force," giving the greatest 
possible freedom to both potential 
cheater and potential informer. 

Amherst has been under the 
proctor-type system for thirty 
years, and wary steps toward hon- 
or had been made earlier hi the 
year. Physics 22 was operated as 
a test class on an honor system 
last semester with inconclusive re- 
sults; 25 per cent of the test stu- 
dents thought there was or would 
be cheating under the system. 



Frosh Wrestling . . . 

point for a minute riding time 
plurality. 

Victorious for Williams were 
Dean Howard, Bill Penny, Jack 
Staples and Fred Noland. Howard 
(123) decisioned Bob Denny, 3-1, 
while Penny (157) outpointed Bob 
Fulton. Staples (167) dominated 
Al Keener and won, 8-2. Noland 
(177) beat Bruce Evans, 3-0. 

The frosh grapplers' season rec- 
ord is now complete at 2-3. They 
will also wrestle in the New Eng- 
land Championships this week. 



Cinemascoop 

Mohawk - Two funny features 
by the English, "Only the French 
Can" and "Doctor at Sea", until 
Saturday. 

Paramount - "Wild is the Wind" 
starring Anna Magnani, Anthony 
Quinn and Anthony Franciosa in 
one of the best pictures of the 
year. Also action co-hit. 

Walden - A Swedish Starlet 
takes a happy summer swim in 
the usual Swedish style, in "Illi- 
cit Interlude". Well worth the 
viewing if you can stand the bal- 
let in between swims. Runs for 
three nights only, Wed., Thurs., 
Fr. 

Benedict Describes 
'Storefront Churches' 

The Reverend Donald Benedict, 
pastor of the Inner City Protes- 
tant Parish of Cleveland, spoke in 
Sunday chapel on "Storefront 
Churches in the Slums." 

Benedict stressed the import- 
ance of finding the "compulsion 
of God" in choosing a vocation. 
He argued that Americans no 
longer seek God's will in choosing 
a job and emphasized the need 
for intelligent and eager doctors, 
lawyers, and ministers to work in 
the slums of the great cities. He [ 
also mentioned the anachronism 1 
of slums in "the most highly pro- 
ductive nation in the world." 



British Art Critic 
To Tdk Tonight 

English art critic Eric Newton 
will speak on "Opposition for the 
Realist" 7:30 tonight in the Law- 
rence Art Museum, 

In the lecture Newton will con- 
duct "an inquiry into the func- 
tions of non-figurative painting 
today." The lecture Is sponsored by 
the Williams Lecture Committee. 

Newton, presently art critic for 
"Time and Tide", a London ma- 
gazine, boasts an impressive cata- 
logue of accomplishments. He is 
presently lecturing at CambridKe 
and was, at one time, art critic for 
both the Manchester Guardian 
and the London Times. 

As a practicing artist Newton 

was commissioned to do the mo- 

' sales in the chapel of the Royal 

Naval School at Suffolk, England. 

Gargoyle . . . 

tee on the Honor System, headed 
by Jack Love '58, decided that 
teachers should have the freedom 
to "examine as they see fit." 

The committee believed that the 
spirit of the Honor System was 
"damaged" by courses which re- 
peated exams or exam questions 
and suggested that exams be made 
available to all students at the 
Stetson Library and/or the prac- 
tice of collecting exams, especially 
of the objective type, be estab- 
lished at Williams. 



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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



SC Desires One J. A. 
From Each Fraternity 

In a meeting Tuesdiiy iiit^lit, the Social Comioil ricoiiiiiu'iidod 
to tlif Junior Advisor St'lcctioii Coniniittcc tliat it 'maki' c-vory 
effort "to choose at least one Junior Adviser from each of the fif- 
teen fraternities. 

hi adoptinj^ the resolution, the SC moved closer to endorse- 
ment of last week's Rkcohd proposal than the Colleirc Coinicil, 
which rejected the recominendation Monday nij^ht. 

At least two of the dissenting 
voters, Jerry Packard and John 
Greer, stated that they voted a- 
gainst the measure because they 
favored more unequivocal action. 
There were three negative votes. 

The Social council has since dis- 
patched in a letter to tlie J. A. 
Selection Committee the following 
motion : 

"The Social Council recommends 
that the selection committee con- 
tinue to choose Junior Advisers 
primarily on a merit basis and at 
the same time make every effort 
pcssible to select a Junior Adviser 
from each fraternity." 

Committees 

In other new bu.sine.s.s the SC 
appointed Pete Willmott as rep- 
resentative to the College Council 
Hou.separty Committee. It also set 
up a Policy Committee composed 
of Bo Kirschen, John Greer, Steve 
Felman, John Palmer, Woody Bur- 
gert and Jim Reynolds plus a 
Rushing Committee including To- 
ny Distler, Ernie Pleischman, Gary 
Higgins, Bob McAlalne, and Jerry 
Packard. 



Debts Burden '58 Yearbook; 
Students' Non-Support Noted 

The Gulielnieiisian is in serious financial trouble. 

With only two months rcniainiiij^ until ]iublicatioii date, the yearbook editors foresee a min- 
imum deficit of .$.500. Last week Business Manager Nick Frost '59 apju-aled to die SAC for a $1,000 
loan. Action on his request is ex|5cctcd nc.\t week 

The Cul's difficidties reflect tile animal coi 




SC's WYDICK 
"every effort possible" 



Thaw Won't Halt 
N. A. Construction 

Recent thaws and rains will not 
affect the flood control work pro- 
ceeding near Route 2 In North 
Adams. This was the opinion ex- 
pressed by city engineer Theodore 
Milette In a Thursday RECORD 
interview. The $18,000,000 Feder- 
al Project is slated for partial 
completion at the end of this year, 
and should be fully constructed by 
January I, 1960. 

The project was begun in 1950 
after North Adams had suffered 
two major disasters in 1949 and 
1950. These floods were due to high 
winds and rain, much like the 
coastal hurricane flood of 1955. 

Object of the construction Is to 
give the river running through 
North Adams "a very high velo- 
city" in order to lessen the danger 
of flooding in congested areas of 
the river. This is to be accomplish- 
ed by giving the water a concrete 
bottom as well as "chute" type 
banks to lessen the normal friction 
over the river bed. 

As Milette outlined the plan, 
levees and chutes are to be con- 
structed from Union Street in N. 
A. as far west as the Sprague 
Electric Co. 

Only one of the five major 
floods that North Adams has sus- 
tained in the past thirty years has 
been due to thawing snow and 
rain. Engineer Milette commented. 
That was in 1936, and the present 
program is capable of handling up 
to 50 per cent more water than 
has been sent through the sys 
tern In the past eight years. 

As to how many of the 18 mil- 
lion government dollars are flow- 
tag into depression-riddled North 
Adams, Mr. Milette could only 
Kuess. 



Forged Check Found; 
2nd Dishonesty Case 

Forgery has replaced book thiev- 
ery as the most recent unsolved 
crime at Williams. 

College Police Chief George A. 
Royal received a report this week 
that a check was recently forged 
and drawn on a student's bank ac- 
count. "The student had lost a 
set of personalized checks," said 
Royal, "and apparently someone 
thought that he could forge the 
printed name on the checks and 
make a little extra money." 



No definite leads have, 
been uncovered. 



as yet. 



The forgery case follows close 
on the heels of a series of book- 
stealing felonies which netted a- 
bout sixty textbooks from the 
Freshman Quad. In view of these 
occurrences, Chief Royal warned 
undergraduates to be on the alert 
tor crime. "Dishonesty here is 
sporadic," he said, "but it's not 
uncommon. The Students should 
be aware of the problem." 



conflict between 



White^ Morss Chosen 
New Yearbook Editors 



At a meetiiifr 
[esup, so])ii()morcs 



m 



leid Thursday eveniuf;; in the (Jul office 
Torn White and Buzz .\Iorss were appointed 
Co-liditors of the 19.59 (iulielmeiisian "i'earbook. 

In addition to the Editors-In-Ciiief, si.x section editors were 
named. Joliii Costello will take charjfe of the Senior section and 
Hoi) Dumi will handle Faculty materials. .Activities will be co\'- 
crcd by Les Thurow, Fraternities by Dick Moore, while Tom 
Stewart and Jack Lytle will edit 
Sports. 

Editors 

Wliite has worked on the Gul 
for two years. He enters the editor 
position witli experience this year 
in the capacity of Fraternity Sec- 
tion Editor. Affiliated with Saint 
Anthony Hall, he led the Class of 
1960 in Academic Standing this 
fall and playid on the JV squash 
team. 

Monss joined the Gul just this 
year. Also a member of Saint An- 
thony Hall, his other activities in- 
clude two years participation on 
botli cross country and track 
teams. 

Improvements? 

Asked about possible changes in Editors of 1959 Gul: BUZZ 
next year's Gul, White said that mORSS, TOM WHITE. White 
since work iiad not yet begun on urged a need for administrative 
it, he "could not predict altera- efficiency, expressed concern over 
tions with the certainty that they future finances. 
would be consistent with the fu 



bij^li costs of a quality publication 
and inadequate financial support. 
While the Gul staff has added 
new features to the book and con- 
tracted for a hundred more copies 
than last year, printing costs have 
risen ten per cent, merchants have 
been more unwilling to advertise, 
and advance sales payments and 
subscriptions have fallen below all 
expectations. 




ture financial picture." He noted 
the need for greater administra- 
tive efficiency and said he "hop- 
ed that there could be closer co- 
ordination of the editorial and 
business boards." 

Appointed to the positions of 
Associate Editors were Freshmen 
Dave Brown. Bob Charles, Dave 
Campbell, Henry Silverman, Wes 
Wong, Dave Harlman, John By- 
ers and John Bauer. 



Exiled Moscow Chaplain To Speak 
Sunday About 'Russia Since Stalin 

Re\' George Bissonette, former chaplain of the U. S. Embassy 
Moscow,' will speak on the topic "Russia Since Stalin this Sun- 
day ni^ht at eight o'clock in the auditorium of Drury ll.irli School 
in North Adams. 

Bissonette will tell of his ex- 
tensive travels and experiences in 
Russia during his stay at the U.S. 
Embassy in Moscow. 

His two year career in this ca- 
pacity was cut short in 1955 when 
he was ordered to leave the coun- 
try within 24 hours. There has ne- 
ver been official explanation of 
this action by the Soviet Govern- 
ment although it has been rumor- 
ed that he was associating too 
much with high Communist offi- 
cials. 

Following his dismissal, Bisso- 
nette wrote an account of his ad- 
ventures, "Moscow was my Par- 
ish." He also appeared on the Dave 
Garroway Show to relate his ex- 
periences. 

At the present time, Biss onette j^^,^^,^ 
See Page"4rCol. B 



College Support? 

In a RECORD interview Wed- 
nesday afternoon, Co-Editor Jack 
Hyland '59, bewailed student un- 
willingness to buy the book. "It's 
disappointing," he said, "tliat pro- 
bably less than half of the stu- 
dents will buy the yearbook. In 
order to maintain a yearbook of 
quality, we must have strong stu- 
dent backing." 

Co-Editor Mack Hassler '59, 
added that "given the problem of 
weak student support, the only 
solution to tlie book's financial 
problems which would serve both 
college and yearbook is college 
subsidization." 




FORMER CHAPLAIN 



Electrolysis Causes 
Broken Service Pipe 

Students sludging down Spring 
Street this past week were avoid- 
ing the gushing, dirty waters flow- 
ing not only from the early snow 
thaw but also from a broken ser- 
vice pipe. 

At a cost of at least $200 the 
Williamstown Water Department 
is replacing this 30-year-old pipe 
which burst open on Monday. It 
services the House of Walsh, Col- 
lege Book Store, doctors' offices 
and the bakery shop. 

Mr. Charles S. Notsley, Water 
Department head, explained that 
the pipe had simply deteriorated 
with age. "We are replacing it with 
a copper one which should with- 
stand the electrolysis effects caus- 
ed by the underground electric 
wires." 

The fact that this pipe did de- 
teriorate could mean that the 
other pipes might give way soon. 
Notsley said, however, that the de- 
partment would do nothing until 
signs of such breaking should ap- 
pear. 

The service pipe runs off a cast 
iron main pipe put down in 1890 
"There is little fear of this pipe 
deteriorating," he said, "except if 
the Joints give way." 

"We've had particular trouble 
working at this time of the year 
because of the busy traffic of the 
students and the over-abundant 
snow fall," Notsley commented. 



Colleges To Face 
Population Crisis 

Re-evaluation of educational 
goals is not the only problem 
which faces American colleges. 
Concurrent witli the agonies of 
reappraisal and continuing finan- 
cial worries, U. S. schools must 
somehow provide education for an 
ever-increasing number of college 
applicants. 

Seven million applicants are ex- 
pected by 1970, twice the number 
estimated for 1960 and a figure 
far outdistancing the numbers 
who seek college education today. 

Newsweek 

In a recent Newsweek article 
entitled "Who Should Go, Who 
Shouldn't", Education Editor Her- 
man R. Allen said; "educators 
must devise new selection and ad- 
mission methods so that every 
qualified high school graduate has 
a fair chance to earn a college de- 
gree." In short, colleges must ex- 
pand. They must open the door 
to all. 

Admissions Director Frederick 
C. Copeland, in a Wednesday REC- 
ORD interview, said, however, that 
Williams could not be expected to 
grow any larger with its present 
facilities. He recalled that after 
the war Williams added 200 stu- 
dents to its rolls without expan- 
sion of its facilities, and that the 
college has had to absorb great 
expense in order to accommodate 
1000 students satisfactorily. Said 
Copeland, "We have already ex- 
panded." 

"Perspective" 

Concerning "new selection and 
admission methods," the Williams 
Admissions Director said that even 
with the vast Increase in appli- 
cants which will come after 1960, 
"we hope to keep a perspective of 
choosing students with a breadth 

See Page 4, Col. 2 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1958 



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Vol. LXXn March 7, 1958 Number 10 



HAPPENS EVERY SPRING 

Tsardom fell in the .sjjriiig. Cae.sar toppled 
in the middle of March. At VVilliains, too, dull 
roots are stirred hy sprinjr rain. 

Snow turns to puddles. Afternoons are longer. 
And grass grows wiiere heating pipes run under 
the ground. 

The college becomes restless. 

Pohtical ferment, radical action, draw at- 
tention away from classes. 

Two years ago the freshman class— dissatis- 
fied with Ba,\ter Hall food— laimched a vocifer- 
ous protest against Student Union administra- 
tors. That same sjjring freshmen signed a peti- 
tion stating that they would not join fraternities 
unless total opportunity were achieved. 

Last spring fraternities were again the head- 
lines. One house split wide open over the issue 
of discrimination. Tlie Phillips Committee. And 
the "Terrible Twenty-two" Plan to abolish fra- 
ternities altogether. 

As the snow melts, we wonder . . . Wliat 
will happen this year? 



LOGISM LOSES 

Perhaps Williams "logism" is not hopeless. 

Junior Class President Lennie Grey quipped 
last week that "the college is too wrapped up in 
the idea of Mark Ho))kins and his log— too much 
log and no hmbs to crawl out on." 

On Tuesday the SC crawled part way out on 
a limb to face the problem of equal JA represen- 
tation scjuarely. Tlie CC Monday had stayed on 
the log. 

The Social Council injected "make every ef- 
fort" into the original RECORD proposal. Al- 
though their clause had a weakening effect— and 
at least two SC members understood this— their 
proposal was at least a realistic one. 

All comment has been made. 

Now we look to the JA Selection Committee 
for a practical solution of the problem. 



YEARBOOK PLAN 

The college camiot, it seems, support a year- 
book. Gul editors foresee a $500 minimum defi- 
cit this year. 

Responsibility for this problem is difficult to 
determine. The editors claim "weak student sup- 
port." Others say that Gul subscription drives 
have been neither energetic nor well-organized. 

Yearbook deficits are, in any case, a continu- 
ing phenomenon. And a good yearbook is neces- 
sary to tlie college. 

Williams should not, however, force every 
student to buy the Gul. We recommend, then, 
a plan: 

Every student who has not stated to the col- 
lege treasurer by October 15 tliat he does not 
want a Gul should receive it automatically. The 
cost should be added to his bill. 

We look to the CC— now guardians of the 
extra-curricular purse— for positive action on an- 
other critical problem. 



BEST SELLERS 

By Ernie linhoff 

"The average Williams undergraduate is so 
shell-shocked by the reciuired texts thrown at 
iiim and the diffusion of his social life that he is 
positive he has all the books he needs and inore 
than any mortal should be required to face." 

A recent check with the two Sjiring Street 
bookshops reveals an interesting application of 
this comment by Ray Washburne to tlie extra- 
curricular reading habits on the Williams cam- 
pus. 

While helping to promote this year's Uterary 
consumption by "By Love Pos.sessed" and es- 
])ecially "Peyton Place", the local student, it 
seems, generally fosters no intimate relationship 
between himself and the best-seller list. 

Price 

Book prices ( James Jones' "Some Came Run- 
ning", $7.50 plus reviews; Max Lerner's "Ameri- 
ca as a Civilization", $10.00 plus length) natural- 
ly aid in constructing barriers to contemporary 
works. Perhaps the formidable obstacles, simply 
the lack of time and also interest after the usual 
five course routine are the basic factors involved. 

The local best-seller standings parallel fairly 
consistently the national ratings (such as the 
Times') for tlie first five or six places in both 
the Fiction and General categories. After that 
faculty and students have their own ideas. 

"Bt/ Love Possessed" 

The general clioice for varied buyers during 
this academic year at the College and WilHams 
Bookstores has clearly been Cozzens' "By Love 
Possessed". A more recent favorite is Jean Kerr's 
"Please Don't Eat the Daisies" while the Williams 
student has of late found special pertinence in 
Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" with the Beat 
Generation. 

Shulman's "Rally Round the Flag, Boys!", Tra- 
ver's "Anatomy of a Murder" and Smith's "Wliere 
Did You Go? Etc." are strong runners-up for all 
reading contingents. Books such as Lerner's 
"America", Parkinson's "Parkinson's Law", Cos- 
tain's "Below the Salt" and "Baruch: My Own 
Story" sold well around Christmas but have since 
fallen off. 

College Faculty publications still maintain- 
ing respectable positions at the downtown stores 
are: Professor Schuman's "Russia since 1917". 
Professor Rudolph's "Mark Hopkins and the 
Log", Professor Burns' "The Lion and the Fox", 
and Professor Hunt's "Donne's Poetry". 

Paperbacks 

A recent boon to the book business suggested 
by both Joe Dewey and Washburne has been the 
pai^er editions which have made everything from 
Nietzsche to Metallious financially and stylistic- 
ally attractive. 

Considering student extra-curricular reading, 
Washburne noted that "probably not more than 
15 per cent of the 1,000 fall into the category of 
those reading merely in order to maintain their 
membership in the enlightened college com 
munity." 

Evidently this 15 per cent group does not dote 
on national best-sellers of the moment (except 
on those such as above mentioned) but as both 
stores observe, on Pound, Eliot, Yeats, the clas 
sics largely through Edith Hamilton, selected 
Modern Library titles and "the whole gamut of 
art and thought" by way of the paperbacks. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1958 



Wrestlers Prepare For Tourney; 
Hutchinson, Wieneke Top Favorites 

Eleven teams will compete for the New EuKland wrestlintr 
cham|MOiishiiM this weekend at the Coast Guard Academy in 
New London, Connecticut. Coaches Jim Ostendarp and Pete De- 
lisser have been priming the team rigorously for the meet. 

Williams hopes at least to retain the position of runner-iii) 
which it won last year. The Ephmen have a 4-1-1 record this year 
tlie only lo.ss coming at the hands of last year's New England 
Champions, Springfield. 



Senior Captain Jim Hutchinson 
and junior Kuhrt Wieneke are un- 
defeated this season and are fav- 
orites in the 137-lb. and 147-lb. 
classes respectively. Hutchinson 
has defeated 1957 NE champ Rich 
Dickey of Springfield and 1957 
runnerup, Bob Imbrle of Coast 
Guard. Wieneke, two time NE 
champion, has not lost In two 
years. 

Three sophomores, Wally Matt 
at 123-lbs., Stew Smith at 130-lbs„ 
and Steve Lewis at 157-lbs. have 
4-1 records this year in New Eng- 
land competition. Matt has lost 
only to Bob Campane, 1957 Champ 
from Springfield. Smith and Lewis 
have also lost only to Springfield. 
Senior Pete Carney will be the 
Ephs' entry in the 167-lb. class. 

Although he missed the Little 
Three meets because of illness, 
junior Dave Moore finished the 
season with a 4-0 record. He is ex- 
pected to finish high in the 177- 
Ib.class. Junior Bob Hatcher, NE 
heavyweight runner-up last sea- 
son, has not wrestled a full match 
this year. He suffered a dislocated 
elbow in his first match and did 
not wrestle until the Little Three, 
in which he won two matches by 
default. 



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Stafford To Lead 
Squash Team In 
Nationals At Yale 

By Toby Smith 

Williams closes out a successful 
7-3 season this weekend with the 
National Intercollegiate Singles 
Championships at Yale. Playing on 
the Eph four man team will be 
Captain Ollie Stafford, Greg To- 
bin, Roger Southall, and Tom 
Shulman. 

Coach Clarence Chaffee faces 
stiff competition from eighteen 
colleges and universities from the 
U. S. and Canada. Last year Wil- 
liams placed fifth. 

Smith-Chapman Favored 

Stafford will meet his principle 
competition from John Smith- 
Chapman of Sir George Williams 
College (Montreal), Dick Hoehn of 
Dartmouth, and John Griffiths of 
Navy. 

Shulman and Southall are both 
veterans of last year's Intercolle- 
giates, but Sophomore Greg To- 
bin, second ranked Williams' play- 
er, will be entering his first na- 
tional competition. 

Williams will also be fighting 
for a third place national ranking 
with Princeton. This ranking along 
with the draw for the tournament 
will have been decided Thursday 
by a committee made up of 
coaches from Yale, Princeton, and 
Coach Chaffee. 
Season's Indiv. Totals 

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Swimmers To Face Stiif Opposition 
In Attempt To Retain N. E. Crown 

The Williams varsity swimming team will defend its New 
England Championship aj^ainst powerful Brown and Sjiringfield 
at Amherst this weekend witli every indication of a fight to the 
finish for the coveted winner's j^laque. 

Coach Bob Muir notes that "Browii is the best on paper, but 
it has been very close the last three years and we will make it 
close again this vear, and wc could win." 

Co-captains Barry Buckley and 
Bob Severance will lead the team 
against fourteen teams in the fi- 
nals beginning at 2 p.m. Satur- 
day. Captain-elect Chip Ide is ex- 
pected to lead the team in the 
score column, particularly in his 
specialties, the 50 and 100 yard 
freestyle. Ide has been high scorer 
for the team's regular season. 

Junior Don Lum will try to gar- 
ner points in the distances where 
Williams has previously been a 
power. Severance will oppose 
Brown's record holding Chapman 
in the 100 butterfly while Henry 
Tatem will face New England rec- 
ord holder Plourde of Bowdoin in 
the 200 yard backstroke. 

Both relays are toss-ups between 
Captain-elect CHIP IDE, Wil- Williams and Brown, so Williams 




liams hopes in the 50 & 100 yard 
freestyle. 



Stafford 

Tobin 

Southall 

Shulman 

Bowen 

Beckwith 

Fleishman 

Weaver 

Schaefer 

Season's Record 



25-13 
21-17 
25-17 
25-11 
21-19 
20-20 
20-17 
22-14 
23-16 
202-144 



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7-3 



55-35 



Wms. 
Wm.s. 
Wm,s, 



6 Trinity 3 
5 Army 4 
9 MIT 
See Page 4, Col. 



Frosh Hockey Wins 

Closing out a very successful 6- 
1-1 sea.son, the Williams Freshman 
Hockey team whipped a highly 
touted Williston squad 10-1 at 
Williams last Wednesday. 

At tlie end of the first period 
the score was 1-0 for Williams. 
The goal came on a two on two 
when Laurie Hawkins fed a pass 
through to George Lowe. 

In tlie next period Williams 
opened up the game as the first 
line began to click with Hawkins 
and Lowe both scoring on break- 
aways. Second line-wing Nick Oh- 
ly also drilled one, and Defense- 
man Jim White connected for his 
first goal of the season. 



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lack of divers is likely to be a ma- 
jor drawback in the Eph attempt 
to win. Williams had a regular 
season record of 6-1-1, an increase 
of one win over last year. 

Williams' fans should watch for 
Brown to show strength, not only 
in the relays and butterfly, but 
also in the diving, where Coast 
Guard may edge in, and in the 
100 yard freestyle, where they may 
place third. Should Brown fail to 
meet expectations in these events 
and the relays, Williams should 
be able to take the lead though 
Springfield, which Williams has 
once defeated, will be on the Ephs' 
heels in many events. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1958 



Student Profile 



Scott '58 Given Grant 
For Ec. Study Abroad 

Economics iiiajoi |iin Scott '58, will leave next fall to spend 
a year of stndy at the University of Rangoon in Burma. He is tlie 
winner of one of tlic 113 Rotary International Fellowships awarded 
to students from 80 countries. 

He plans to take conrscs in economics and Burmese. On tlie 
side he hopes to get permission to i 
work for the American economic i 1 • • 



mission in Burma. 

Burma Study 

Scott is doing his thesis on the 
economic development of Burma 
because he feels that Burma typi- 
fies the underdeveloped countrie.s 
of the world. He contrasted the 
American and Russian approaches 
to development. "The Russians 
sacrifice people and culture to ra- 
pid economic growth," he said, 
"while Americans suggest making 
small and gradual changes which 
don't completely disrupt the cul- 
ture." 

He pointed out that underdevel- 
oped countries don't care who they 
get economic aid from as long as 
they get it. "To underdeveloped 
countries," he commented, "a steel 
mill is the symbol of industrializa- 
tion." 

Scott believes that "the develop- 
ing economic situation in Burma 
will call for a strong, semi-social- 
ized government because there 
isn't enough private capital." 

College Record 

At Williams Scott has compiled 
an impre.ssive record as a Phi 
Beta Kappa, member of Gargoyle, 
Junior Adviser and President of 
the Student Activities Council. 



Squash . . . 



Wms. 1 

Wms. 4 

Wms. 2 

Wms. 5 

Wms. 9 

Wms. 6 

Wms. 8 



Harvard 8 
Navy 5 
Yale 7 
Princeton 4 
Wesleyan 
Dartmouth 3 
Amherst 1 



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6. Howe - Yale 

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Copeland expressed the hope 
that pressure upon college admis- 
.sions offices might be relieved by 
greater emphasis on high school 
guidance programs. Intelligent 
counselling, could, he said, "help 
to select those students who have 
both a real interest In going to 
college and ability to meet college 
standards," 

While "inevitably there will be 
more disappointments", Copeland 
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might well be improved. Once ad- 
mitted, the college student after 
1960 will find less sympathy for 
"coasting" because faculties will 
realize that "there are others ap- 
plying who are willing to work." 



NEWS NOTES 

TRYOUTS: Producers of the all-college musical will hold try- 
unts in Jesup at 7:30 Monday and Tuesday. The play-called "Bal- 
lyhoo"-is about a travelling tent show. 45 male parts. 

NIGHT WALKER: College nightwatchmau "Scotty" walks- 
according to ;i survey he took recently— 86,256 ste|)s i:)er week. Each 
night he takes 6,817 steps horn building to building, 7,559 steps 
patrolling die inside of buildings. He did not reveal how many 
shoes he buys per year. 

SMITH SINGERS: A concert by the Smidi College Chamber 
Singers in Pittsfield, March 19, including works by Ilasse, Alvin 
Etlcr. 

CONFERENCE: The exjierts will make "An Evaluation of 
American Foreign Policy: 1958" at Middlebury College, March 
21-22. Included are: Ilarhni Cleveland (former editor of "The 
Reporter"), .\dain Powell ( U. S. spokesman at the BiUidimg Coii- 
lerence in 19,55), Herbert Feis (recently a member of the State 
Department's Policy Planning staff, author of TJte Road to Pearl 
Harbor), Robert S. MeColhun (State Department official). 

WILLIAMSTOWN SELECTMEN: elected Richard A. Hun- 
ter to succeed Louis Rudnik as chairman. Mama Girgenti's Res- 
taunmt and tlie .Model Dairy Bar applied to die selectmen for ;i 
license which would enable customers to play the juke 1)o.k on Suii- 
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Squashmen Take JSational Crown. 
Swimmers^ Wrestlers 2, 2 In ISE 

In a weekend, in which the swimminjr team won the New Engl mds iiic 
ond, the varsity sc|uash team captnied tlie National iMtcixolleuiiu' S.nnsl 
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In a field of sixty eompetitois, representing twenty institutions in tlu 
Ollie Stafford upset the third seeded pla " ' 
which he howed to Smith-Chapman, to| 
peting on the Ephs' four man 
squad with Stafford were Greg 
Tobin, Rog Southall, and Tom 
Shulman. Williams will take pos- 
session of the trophy which Navy 
has held for the past year. 

Though last year's winner, Ben 
Heckscher of Harvard, has grad- 
uated and thus could not compete, 
the competition was probably the 
roughest ever assembled. Besides 
Stafford, Chapman, and Griffiths, 
the lower bracket contained such 
names as Jim Parrin of Princeton, 
Don Williams of Army, Gerry Em- 
met of Harvard, and Sonny Howe 
from Yale. The upper bracket was 
well represented by Dick Hoehn, 
squash and tennis star from Dart- 
mouth, Larry Sears of Harvard, 
iind Ram.sey Vehslage of Prince- 
ton. In this bracket Sears upset 
Hoihn to gain the finals. He 
played Chapman at 3:00 Sunday 
afternoon to determine the indi- 
vidual winner In a match in which 
Chapman was heavily favored. 

In the first round, all four Wil- 
liams' entries won handily with 

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Squash victors with trophy: (1-r) GREG TOBIN, TOM SHTJL- 
MAN, coach CLARENCE CHAFFFE, captain OLLIE STAFFORD 
ROGERS SOUTHALL. 



Outstanding Seniors 
Receive Fellowships 



l'"i\c fellowships, with a tot, 
thousand clollars, lia\e been aw 
the senior cla.ss. 

The Hubbard Hutchison V 



County Industries 
Hit By Recession 

Commenting on the general ec- 
onomic situation in the Northern 
Berkshire County area, the man- 
ager of the North Adams Chamber 
of Commerce stated that "we are 
feeling our share of the general 
recession, the textile industry and 
government contractors being the 
hardest hit." 

The merchants on Spring Street 
declared that they have felt no 
great pinch due to the recession, 
but said that a good deal of their 
business comes from the college 
community and thus is not greatly 
affected. It was also pointed out 
that a large segment of Williams- 
town is not directly affected by 
lay-offs in the mills in the rest 
of the area. 

Employment Down 

Employment in the county has 
reached its lowest point in ten 
years, the number of unemployed 
having risen to a total of 2860 in 
January compared with 729 unem- 
ployed during January of last 
year. 

The generally weak economic 
condition of the area is reflected 
in the statistics which showed a 
decrease in retail trade of 2 per 
cent as compared with a general 
nation-wide rise of from 5 per cent 
to 6 per cent in relation to the 
retail trade of the previous year. 
In spite of the large federal flood 
control project, the general con- 
struction trades have been having 
hard times. 

Brigrht Spots 

There are, however, a few bright 
spots in the economic overcast. 
Despite the fact that such large 
concerns as Sprague Electric have 
laid off an unusually large number 
of workers, a general upturn in 
government contract business is 
anticipated due to the increase in 
defense spending. 



Three Leave Houses; 
Raise Selectivity Issue 



"Institutionalized selectivity" in 
the Williams fraternity system 
caused three students to resign 
from their fraternities last week. 

The three, Mac Hassler '59, Don 
Morse '58, and Steve Rose '58, stat- 
ed that selectivity, as manifested 
in "rushing", is harmful both to 
those doing the selecting and to 
those being selected, and that the 
present manifestations of selec- 
tivity in the Williams fraternity 
system "must eventually be abol- 
ished." 



'61 To Sponsor 
Spring Weekend 

The College Council Monday 
night approved a surprise bid by 
Bob Montgomery, president of '61, 
for the sponsorship of spring 
houseparties. 

The offer was made as a result 
of the Council's reluctance to 
sponsor the weekend itself through 
the new Houseparty Committee 
(John Mangel '59, chairman). Un- 
der the provisional CC sponsorship 
established last week by President 
Jack Hyland, Harry Marshard's 
orchestra of Boston has been con- 
tracted for Friday's Baxter Hall 
dance at $1600. Phinney's Favorite 
Five will play in the Freshman 
Lounge for $250. 

The Council accepted recom- 
mendations to establish the CC 
Committee on Finance (CCF) to 
replace the SAC in formulating the 
annual extra-curricular budget 
and college tax. White '59, chair- 
man. 

Other Action 

HOUSEPARTY COMMITTEE - 
authorized wide discretionary pow- 
ers to decide the amount of profit 
a sponsor may make from house- 
parties but stressed that money- 
making Is not a major purpose of 
weekends. Assumed financial re- 
sponsibility for fall pep rallies, the 
cost to be applied to houseparty 
tax. estimate $.10. 



Campus opinion on the re- 
signations ranged from com- 
plete sympathy to furious in- 
dignation. Fee page three for 
the complete statement of the 
resignees, and sferal resulting 
opinions. 



Following the announcement of 
the resignations Wednesday night, 
a "hoax" notice in Thursday's Ad- 
visor caused Jared Rardin '59, to 
schedule an informal panel dis- 
cussion for that evening. 

"Congressional Hearing" 

Presenting the viewpoint of the 
three resignees to a crowd of over 
150 in the tense atmosphere of a 
"Congressional hearing" were Has- 
sler and College Chaplain William 
Coffin. 

Coffin attributed the existence 
of "unlikeable people" in part to 
"I'ejection" on the part of their 
fellows. He observed that the at- 
titude of fraternities toward these 
men "is apt to be diametrically op- 
posed to the cure indicated". 

Coffin also stated that "unless 
we learn to like a wider variety 
of people, we are not fulfilling our 
potentialities". Selectivity in the 
fraternity system, he said, "leads 
to a more narrow selection of as- 
sociates". 

Special "Tower" Issue 

News of the resignations fli-st 
reached the student body through 
a special issue of the "Tower", the 
publication of the Williams Col- 
lege Chapel. 



Liberal Magazine 
Issues Challenge 

Appearing this week in its sec- 
ond issue is the new student lit- 
erary magazine REFERENDUM, 
"an open forum of campus opin- 
ion." 



The editoi's have issued a chal- 
lenge to tlie con.servatives on the 
Williams campus by accusing them 
of apathy. REFERENDUM has in- 
vited "anyone who has a conser- 
vative point of view to take time 
out from playing bridge or the 
stock market — or even squash or 
polo — "to submit an article for 
publication. 

The tabloid, edited by Sopho- 
mores John Woodruff, George Aid, 
and J. E. Brash, is a collection of 
various student and faculty opin- 
ions on current topics. Included in 
this second issue are articles by 
Aid and Brash. 

. Scihuman and Bums 



al value of between nine and ten 
aided to oiitstandinif members of 

ellowship, awarded on the basis 
of unusual creativity in art, mu- 
sic, or writing, went to music hon- 
ors major Ridgeway Banks. The 
fellowship, good for two years 
study at any graduate school, is 
not awarded every year but was 
given to Banks this year on the 
basis of the promise which his 
original compositions have shown. 

Students Go To Oxford 

Two students, Karl Hir.schman 
and Stuart Crampton, will go to 
Ensland to study at Oxford. 
Hirschman, an English major, re- 
ceived the John Edmond Moody 
Fellowship which is awarded to 
the senior who displays outstand- 
ing creativity, broad intellectual 
ability, and a wide range of inter- 
ests. Crampton, with a Wilson 
Fellowship, established in memoi'y 
of John E. Wilson '44. will spend 
two years studying physics. 

The Horace F. Clark Awards 
went to Tom Kellogg and Harold 
Metzgar on the basis of general 
ability and interest in .scholarly 
research. Kellogg plans to study 
philosophy while Metzgar will spe- 
cialize in the field of political sci- 
ence. 



Also contributing to the pub- 
lication is Woodrow Wilson Pro- 
fessor of Government Frederick L. 
Schuman in an article entitled 
"Wanted: An American Foreign 
Policy". Schuman's effort follows 
a contribution by Professor James 
MacGregor Burns, which appeared 
in the first of REFERENDUM'S ■ 
bi-monthly issues. ' 



Dean Barnett, commenting on 
the winners, said, "Although the 
selection proved vei^y difficult at 
certain points, the committee feels 
that its decisions have produced 
an outstanding group of fellowship 
winners." The Hutchison award is 
worth $6,000, or $3,000 per year, 
and the other fellowships range 
between $600 and $1500. 



Baxter To Lecture On 
FDR, Stalin, Churchill 

Piesideiit James Phinney Ba.xter, HI will eontiiiue his current 
lecture series tonij^ht at 7:30 in jesu]-) Hall when he speaks on, 
"Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin." 

The two remainiiif^ lectures of Pri'sideiit Baxter's series are 

"Diplomacy in the Atomic Age" 
and "The Outlook Before Us." Tlie 
threads that have served to tie 
this series together have been the 
relationship between force and 
policy in American diplomatic his- 
tory, the balance of power, and 
the turn of this country from iso- 
lationism to a loose coalition of 
the free world. 



Bissonette Cites Few 
Changes After Stalin 



Record Notice 

In spite of a recent statement 
to the contrary, the RECORD 
will be sold after spring vaca- 
tion in the Snack Bar and in 
Spring Street newsrooms as 
usual. 

Popular demand has forced a 
reversal of the decision to dis- 
continue sale of individual cop- 
ies. 

The RECORD will appear 
for the last time before vaca- 
tion on Friday, March 21. 



Speaking on "Russia Since Sta- 
lin" in North Adams Sunday 
night. Father George Bissonette, 
American Chaplain in Moscow 
from 1953 to 1955. concentrated on 
the illusion of change created in 
Russia after Stalin's death. 

Most of the great reforms, such 
as the promise to reorganize the 
Soviet economy in favor of more 
consumers' goods and the decision 
to allow criticism and printing of 
scandal, turned out to be merely 
"window dressing," he said. 

Yet the Soviet leaders, Bisso- 
nette concluded, may have gone 
farther than they thought in pre- 
senting all this "window dressing." 
Krushchev's recent advocation of 
regionalized rather than central- 
ized industry, and the announced 
suppression of the motor-tractor 
stations, may be steps in a direc- 
tion from which it will be hard to 
return. 



President Baxter's first lecture 
was concerned with the origins of 
the isolationist policy followed by 
the U. S. until World War I. He 
pointed out that today products of 
modern science such as the ICBM 
make this policy impossible. 

His next two lectures dealt with 
expansion and the imperialism of 
our country. He demonstrated to 
those who would be overly proud 
or moralistic that America used 
unscrupulous methods of gaining 
territory in much the same way 
as other countries do today. 

The two most recent lectures 
provided some enlightenment on 
U. S. policies in the two world wars 
when the United States was forced 
to Join the loose coalition of free 
world nations. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1958 



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the post office at North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
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Vol. LXXII March 12, 1958 Number 11 



LEST WE FORGET 

When three people left trateniities last week 
discussion erupted throuj^h the campus. 

By Saturday the discussion waned. On Sun- 
day the issue was dead. 

When the three men resigned Thursday as 
a Christian protest aj^ainst selectivity, they pub- 
lished their Apoloj^ia in the College Chapel's 
newsletter, "The Tower " (see jiage 3). 

For each the decision was a difficult and 
lonely one. Each liked his fraternity. Each faced 
a personal strugffle. Whether to commit one- 
self to a principle and to act on it is never easy 
to decide. And by the time they resigned, terms 
had become ill-defined. 

We do not agree that resignation is the most 
realistic way to cure the ills of the fraternity 
system. 

Although selectivity is not necessarily wrong, 
tlie criteria upon which men are judged during 
rushhig are often unjustified and unsound. Fra- 
ternities can encourage anti-intellectualism, 
which counteracts the high standards of educa- 
tion handed out in the classroom. And the "fra- 
ternity spirit" is often narrow, a sense of pros- 
perous complacency anachronistic to a world 
surrounded— as a Russian refugee recently put 
it— by a dead dog. 

Yet the best place to combat these ills is 
within the houses, not in Baxter Hall. The fra- 
ternities are a social organization which is dif- 
ficult—without considerable amounts of money— 
to effectively destroy. So one must work within 
them to make them as good as possible. 

We hope, however, that the action of the 
three students last week, will not be forgotten. 

It could produce three welcome results: 

1 ) An attractive alternative to the fraternities— 
the end of total opjiortuiiity which provides no 
alternative. A large, unstigmatized non-affiliate 
group. 

2) Plans to revise the present ru.shing system, 
to bring criteria into a twentieth century con- 
text. 

3) More acute and untiring criticism of the 
fraternity system from within the houses. 



'REFERENDUM' REVIEW 

By Bill Edgar 

Tlie second issue of "referendum" is a little 
magazine which talks big. 

Only two of the five articles are worth read- 
ing. The others are a combination of pat "lib- 
eralism" and muddled thinking. 

Yet it calls itself a "fearless" journal. On the 
back cover it cries that since no one on campus 
expressed interest in their magazine, Williams 
men must be "insijiid conservatives." The guilty 
party, however, may not be the reader. 

In a lead article the editor protests nuclear 
poisoning of the air. The sentiment is fine, but 
he asserts that the best way to end this U. S.- 
led "Crusade against life" is a sudden "coherent 
demand for cessation" by the population of the 
world. The naivete is disappointing. 

In "Sputnik, Science and the Liberal Arts," 
Ceorge Aid attacks Eisenhower's bill granting a 
billion dollars for increased scientific education. 

This is unnecessary, he says, because the 
"curve of destructive power" has reached the 
point of "total annihilation" and that inore wea- 
pons are unnecessary. Almost 100,000 pages of 
evidence used for the Gaither Report would 
contradict Aid's assertions. 

J. Donald Winston calls the scheduled course 
in the history of American education a "blow at 
liberal education." Sanctifying "liberal arts," he 
calls History 17a a symptom of "the social pre- 
paration mania that has swept American edu- 
cation." 

This is a narrow-minded attack on a timely 
expansion of the Williams curriculum. 

Besides these sophomoric ideas, however, 
"Referendum" includes two excellent articles. 

J. E. Brash's "Tlie Beat Misconception" is an 
intelligent, well-written insight into the "beat 
generation" myth which has emerged from Ker- 
ouac's "On the Road." He competently demon- 
strates that Kerouac's book goes far deeper 
than Playboy-type sensationalism. 

Finally Professor Schuman, with erudition 
and style, offers challenging proposals for a U. S. 
foreign policy. Nothing new to those who have 
taken Political Science 3-4, yet it is almost 
worth buying the magazine for this one article. 



"VOLPONE" 

Exciting Evening 

by Donald Gifford 
Professor of English 

The first of tliis semester's drama workshops 
at the Adams Memorial Theatre last Wednesday 
and Thursday must be scored in the "ringing 
success" column on tlie basis of both performance 
and attendance. The Prologue and Act I of Ben 
Jonson's "Volpone", plus Mosca's soliloquy 
Act HI as epilogue were performed with energy 
and verve and added up to an exciting evening. 
The evening's principal disappointment was its 
brevity: I was prepared and more than ready to 
enjoy the rest of the play. 

Tony Distler's performance of Mosca was 
varied and delightful. Tim Tully's Volpone was 
broad, ojien an forthright, perhaps a less subtle 
counterpoise to Mosca than the play as a whole 
demands, but quite effective within the limits 
of Act I. E. J. Johnson's Prologue was somewhat 
slow and over-forceful in its pace, but his Vol- 
terre, Pete Schroeder's Corvino and John Burg- 
hart's Carbaecio were able and energetic al- 
though somewhat unshaded projections of the 
three "gulls". 

Clay Hunt's direction exploited the intimacy 
of the studio theatre to reflect the "duphcity 
of Jonson's comedy in which the actors counter- 
pointed the illusion of the play as a reahty in 
itself against a direct and jocular contact with 
the audience. This aspect of the performance 
was unusually successful — a happy coincidence 
of historical accuracy and contemporary thea- 
trical interest. 

The )3erformances and the coffee klatches 
which followed were an interesting evidence of 
the motivations behind this year's program of 
experimental dramas at the AMT. The informal 
atmosphere of the studio theati-e encourages 
both audience and actors to "cooperate" in the 
attempt to understand and experience phases of 
drama which the large theatre ujistairs, by its 
very nature, renders formal and distant. At the 
same time the workshop makes room for con- 
tributions from directors other than those on the 
theatrre staff, and it is to be hoped that Cap and 
Bells' intention to use the workshop as a training 
context for new actors may meet with some suc- 
cess in the course of the spring's program. 



Letter To The Editor 

CONFORMITY DANGER 

To the RECORD: 

Wilhams fraternities rece(ntly have been 
subjected to criticism on the moral weakness of 
selectivity. Another moral shortcoming inherent 
in the very system itself lies in the encroachment 
upon individualism. 

Our fraternity system generates intense so- 
cial ]5ressures which submerge the individual 
beneath narrow standards. Over 100 years ago 
Tocqueville called it "Tyranny of the Majority;" 
it is a standard feature in our society today. But 
such a condition should never exist in a sup- 
posedly intelligent, self-aware environment. An 
awareness of the problem, however, is the first 
step toward solution. 

These pressures to conform are exerted in 
three areas: 

1) Within the house. In close group living, 
group standards and group morality naturally 
evolve, and many men seem to accept these 
values blindly without thinking them through. 
Another manifestation is the tendency to work 
on quieter men "to bring them out," or "to bring 
them into the house more." The Group frequently 
does not accept a man who is different from its 
members or who does not take an active inter- 
est in the Group. 

2) Outside the house. Our system revolves 
around the brutal fight for self -survival; rushing. 
Anything which any brother does outside the 
house inevitably is judged by its effect on rush- 
ing. Thus, a brother - or even a house — is hesi- 
tant to do anything off the beaten track. Fur- 
thermore, a house cannot afford to get "typed." 
In other words, each house must appear similar 
to other houses for purposes of rushing. 

3) The freshmen. Tremendous pressures of 
conformity to the "typical Williams Man" ideal 
are exerted. If a freshman wants to get into a 
"good" house, he darn well better meet the norm 
and do what everyone else expects him to do. A 
true individualist may have difficulty in rushing. 

All these tendencies have beneficial aspects; 
trouble arises only when they are carried to ex- 
tremes - which is frequently the ease. The bat- 
tle of individualism versus conformity is a moral 
problem. Williams men must continue to recog- 
nize these dangers — and curb them when neces- 
sary. 

Sandy Hansel] '58 



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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE 

The first thought tlmt comes into our minds upon entering 
college is, of cour.sc, miirriiige. But how many of us go about 
seeking mates, as 1 like to call them, in a truly scientific manner? 
Not many, you may be sure. 

So let US today make a scientific survey of the two principal 
causes of marriage— personality need and projjinquity. 

Personality need means that we choose mates because they 
possess certain qualities that complete and fulfill our own per- 
sonalities. Take, for example, the case of Aianson Duck. 

As a frp.sliman Aianson made a fine scholastic record, played 
varsity scral)lil(', and was president of his class. One would 
think that Aianson was a totally fulfilled man. But he was not. 
Tlu're was sonu'tiiing lacking in his life, something vague and 
indefinable tli.'it \riis needed to make his personality complete. 

Then one day Aianson discovered what it was. As he was 
walking out of his class in Fleini.sh pottery, a fetching coed 
named (Irace Ek ofTered him a handsome red and white pack 
and said, "Marlboro?" 

"Yes!" he cried, for all at once he knew what he had been 
needing to round out his personality— the hearty fulfilhnent of 
MarUxiro Cigarettes, the soul-repairing mildness of their fine 
tol)a(X'0, tlw enni/ draw of tlieir unpnralkled fdter, the ease and 
convenience of their crushproof flip-top box. "Yes, I will take a 
Marlboro!" cried Aianson. "And I will also take you to wife 
if you will have me I" 

"I^a!" she exclaimed, throwing her apron over her face. But 
after a while she removed it and they were married. Today 
they live happily in Baffin Ijind where Aianson is with an 
otter -glazing firm and Grace is a bookie. 

l'ropin(|uity, the second principal cause of marriage, simply 
means closeness. I'ut a boy and a girl close together for a sus- 
tained iieriod of time and their proximity will certainly ripen 
into love and their love into marriage. A perfect example is 
the case of Fafnir Sigafoos. 

While a freshman at Louisiana State University, Fafnir was 
required to cri'wl through the Big Inch pipeline as part of his 
fraternity initiation. He entered the pipe at Baton Rouge and, 
alone and joyless, he proceeded to crawl north. 

As he passed Lafayette, Indiana, he was agreeably surprised 
to be joined by a comely girl named Mary Alice Isinglass, a 
Purdue freshman, who, oddly enough, had to crawl through 
the liig Inch as part of her sorority initiation. 




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Chatting amiably as they crawled through Ohio, Pennsyl- 
vania, and Now York State, Fafnir and Mary Alice discovered 
they bad much in common— like a mutual affection for licorice, 
bobsledding, and the nonsense verse of Arnold Toynljee. When 
they reached the \'ermont border they were going steady, and 
when they emerged from the pii)e at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 
they were engaged. 

After a good hot bath they were married and today they live 

in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where Fafnir is in the weights and 

measures department and Mary Alice is in the roofing game. 

They have three iliildren, all named Norman. «ig68. M..8haio». 

• • * 

Propinquity is sure to mean love when you put yourself 
close to a pack of Marlboros, made for your pleasure by l/t* 
tponsors of tliis column. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1958 



A Ballade Of Complaint 
Of Certain Defecting Christians 

Que par moi letir soil satisfait; 
Ce que fai ecrit eat ecrit. 
— Villon 

Tlie decision was ours and we shall not complain 
Or pretend some cowardly alibi. 
We made our lea)3 to tlie ethical plane 
That sophistical lauffliter can never deny. 
Separated from friends who will always uomjily 
With opinions and standards we know are naive, 
We stand for an ideal hotli Innnble and high. 
Sec how we suffer for what we believe! 

These new companions must think we're insane 
To give up what we have; stantl up and deny 
Dancing candlelight snjjpers, hull sessions, champagnt' 
And the pleasures that all such good things imply. 
They think that these vanities satisfy 
And we, whom these things can no hmger deceive 
Must ignore their soft envious whispers and sighs. 
See how we suffer for what we believe? 

Never, never, never can we go back again. 

Us have they exiled; us they crucify. 

Missionaries swejit on a darkling plain 

We bless tl;e savages we are eaten by. 

But heads up! Keep on smiling, cry 

"Kraft durch Freude!" Then go out and act. Achieve 

Hcality through suffering as we did. Fail but try! 

( See now we suffei' for what we belie\'e? ) 

Envoi 
Niebur, }esus, Tillich who tauglit us why 
\Ve act for all men applaud us as we leave 
Our youthful Edens, and we pray you all try 
To see bow we suffer for what we believe. 

{ — « non-affiliate) 



Record Symposium 

To reflect the discussion of 
fraternities wliich hit the cam- 
pus suddenly last week, the 
RECORD presents four differ- 
ent views. 

This symposium is in no way 
an attempt to present all pos- 
sible positions on the questions 
which were raised when three 
men left their houses last 
Thursday. Instead, the conflict 
of views presented here suggests 
the intensity of discussion. 



Rev. Lange Advocates 
A ^Positive' Selectivity 

By Rev. Charles E. Lange '53 
Ass't. Rector — St. John's Church 
Three Williams students, Messrs. Hassler, Morse, and Rose, 
have made a hard and courageous decision to resign from their 
fraternities, arriving at this decision after seriously wrestling with 
the ethical implications of the Christian faidi. While I salute their 
moral courage, 1 must take issue with them on the validity of 
their ethical judgment and analysis. As one who spent four years 

at Williams both as a Christian 



Dissenters Hassler, Morse, Rose 
Explain Their Decision To Leave 



Senior Questions 
Ethical Grounds 



By Warren Clark, Jr. 

As a senior I am just now join- 
ing a fraternity. I therefore stand 
in anthesis to my classmates who 
are now leaving. 

Why, I am asked, am I now 
joining? Am I giving up any in- 
tegrity in an effort to "join"? Am 
I giving into the sins of the world 
in order to survive? 

First, I never put my decision to 
join a house on any ethical 
grounds. I did not weigh whether 
they were good or evil, moral, a- 
moral, or immoral. I joinpd be- 
cause I liked the people in the 
house, its atmosphere, and the 
social experience it afforded. 

It is said that selectivity is a 
bad thing, that it is a type of seg- 
regation, and that it is contrary 
to many principles of tolerance 
and Christian love. I am in a goori 
position to know this. As a sopho- 

See Page 5, Col. 2 



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MAD RIVER GLEN 



Unless you're just crazy about 
heavenly skiing ... on trails 
that exhilarate the spirit and 
delight the soul — 

Unless you want to ski where the 
snow is always as good as 
the best to be had In New 
England — 

Unless you want to be able to take 
your pick from among a great 
variety of wonderful trails — 

Unless you like hospitable inns, good 
food, a ski school where 
you'll have fun while you 
learn, all at moderate rates — 

jon't come to MAD RIVER GtEN, for we 
Want to keep our lift lines short for 
people who just love good skiing. 



MAD RIVER 
GLEN 

Waitsfield 
Vermont 



By Donald Hassler '59 
Donald E. Morse '58 
Stephen C. Rose '58 

After serious thought we have 
decided that, because of its basic 
principle of selectivity, the frater- 
nity system no longer has grounds 
for continued existence. As a con- 
sequence of this belief, we have re- 
signed from our respective frater- 
nities. This action, however, is not 
due to dissatisfaction with any 
particular fraternity, but with the 
fraternity system as a whole. 

The underlying notion of the 
fraternity system is that man has 
the right to accept those with 
whom he feels to be compatible 
and reject those for whom he has 
a distaste. This is an unrealistic 



assumption because it is impos- 
sible for any man to insulate him- 
self from those whom he does not 
like. And yet selectivity in the 
fraternity system encourages such 
insulation and even incorporates 
it into its rules through the de- 
vices of "chops" and "blackballs". 

Great Harm 

It can be argued that through- 
out one's life a person will be se- 
lective, just by choosing certain 
friends over others. This is true, 
but no man is absolved of the re- 
sponsibility of making a neighbor 
of every man he meets. Man's se- 
lectivity is often the source of 
great harm, and it is, in our opin- 
ion, immoral to make this selec- 



See Page 6, Col. 4 



and a fraternity man, I believe 
these roles can be ethically recon- 
ciled. 

Their basic criticism is that the 
fraternity principle of selectivity 
is an "evil which is present in its 
vei'y structure". Selectivity is seen 
as evil because "no man is absolv- 
ed of the responsibility of making 
a neighbor of every man he meets." 
Morally Neutral 

Selectivity does not, however. In- 
evitably imply rejection, and 
therefore it cannot be maintained 
that selectivity is intrinsically 
evil. True, selectivity is present in 
the very structure of the frater- 
nity system, but the principle of 
selectivity in itself is morally neu- 
tral, and it can be either good or 
evil depending on the motivation 
behind its use, and the results. 

When fraternities first develop- 
ed on the Williams campus, they 
were a small minority of individ- 
uals associating together for the 

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Matmen Second In New England's; 
Hatcher Wins Heavyweight Division 

Tlie Williams varsity wrestlinK team placed second to Spring- 
field in the New EnKlaud Intercollegiate Wrestling; Association 
Championship Tournament at the U. S. Coast Gnard Academy 
last Friday and Saturday, placing 7 of 8 in the top 4 in each class. 
The cham|)ionship was the eighth in a row for Springfield. Tufts 
was third and M. I. T. fourtli. 

Boh Hatcher, who wrestled his first complete match of the 
season on Friday, became the New England champion in the un- 
limited division as he defeated Ray Fisher of Tufts in a brutal and 
bloody brawl. Fisher was the man 
who dislocated Hatcher's elbow In 
the first meet of the season. Bob 
won the match on the strength of 
two seconds riding time. In the 
semi-finals he had defeated La- 
num of Dartmouth in another ov- 
ertime thriller. 

Stu Smith took second place In 
the 130 pound class, while Steve 
Lewis copped a second in the 157 
pound class, losing to Burger of 
Springfield, who won the out- 
standing wrestler award. 

The most exciting and captivat- 
ing wrestler of the weekend, how- 
ever, was Eph captain Jim Hutch- 
inson. Jim seeded second in the 
147 pound class, met Coast Guard's 
Bob Imbrie in the semi-finals. Im- 
brie shot everything he had In 
the first period and built up an 
early eight point lead; then Jim 
took over. He kept pecking away 
at Imbrie's huge lead but was un- 
able to catch him. 

In the finals of the consolations, 
Hutchinson, wrestling the last 
match of his career, pinned Haney 
of Springfield in 32 seconds of the 
first o/jrtime period. As Jim made! 5-2. 157 - 
h s way to the dressing room, the| (Wil), 7-0. 
fan.s and wrestlers gave him a 
standing ovation. 

In other events, Wally Matt and 
Dave Moore placed third, and 
Kuhrt Wieneke took fourth in 
their respective divisions. 

The freshman team finished 
seventh, with Jack Staples taking 
second place in the 167 pound di- 
vision. 
Semi-Final Round Summary 

123 Campana <S) d. Cunning- 
ham (CG), 5-0; Weaver (MIT) d. 
Matt (Wil) pin; 130 Smith (Wil) 
d. Piske (T), 5-0; Chassey (S) d. 
Simmonds (MIT), 6-1; 137 Harris 
(UMass) d. Wieneke (Wil), 8-4; 
Dickey (S) d. Danielson (A), 4-2; 
147 Stowall (UMass) d. Hancy (S), 
3-1; Imbrie (CG) d. Hutchinson 
(Wil), 11-8; 147 Burger (S) d. 
Graybeal (D), pin; Lewis (Wil) d. 
Williams (T), pin; 167 Pitzner 
(D) d. Martin (MIT), forfeit; No- 
el (T) d. Sorenson (Wes.) 6-2; 177 
DiMuccio (S) d. Maiser (CG), 7- 
1; Bickel (D) d. Moore (Wil), 11- 
1; Fisher (T) d. Babcock (S), pin; 
Hatcher (Wil) d. Lanum (D), 3-2. 
Final Round Summaries 

123 - Campana (S) d. Weaver 
(MIT), pin. 130 - Chassey (S) d. 



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Squash . . . 

the exception of Tobln who need- 
ed five games and an overtime to 
pull it out of the fire. Tom Shul- 
man was defeated in the second 
round by Emmet, who upset Ar- 
my's Don Williams in the third and 
went on to take a game from 
Chapman in the quarters. South- 
all and Stafford were victorious 
in three comparatively easy games, 
while Tobin was pushed to four 
to win. 

In the round of sixteen. South- 
all played well but lost to Hoehn 
in four games. Tobin also extend- 
ed Sears, eventual finalist, to four 
in losing. The left-hander moved 
Tobin about the court in setting 
up winning corner shots. Stafford 
started very slowly against Howe j 
and lost the first game 15-3. 
Howe's soft serve close to the 
wall and his low volleys caused a 
good deal of trouble. After the rest 
period during which Howe led 2- 
1, Stafford came back to take the 
fourth game in overtime and 
swamped his opponent in the fifth, 
15-6. 

The highlight of the quarters 
was Stafford's victoi-y over Grif- 
fiths, one of the three who had 
beaten him this year in inter- 
collegiate competition. Stafford's 
hard down-the-line drives to 
Griffiths' forehand and his fast 
reflexes in returning his over- 
head serves spelled the difference 
in an exciting last game in which 
Griffiths gambled on a one-point 
overtime and lost. 

Chapman was too accurate for 
Stafford in the semis. He could 
return every shot with a high de- 
gree of speed just over the tin. The 
score was 15-9, 15-11, 17-15. The 
squash team has thus concluded 
a very successful season which in- 
cluded wins over Army, Dart- 
mouth, and Princeton and an over- 
all 7-3 record. 



Williams Relay Team Places ird 
In K Of CMeet; Beats Bates, Tufts 



The Williams College winter re- 
lay team finished an estimable 
season Saturday by placing third 
In the Knights of Columbus track 
meet at Madison Square Garden 
In New York City. The Eph 
sprinters were edged out by Holy 
Cross and St. Joseph's but beat 
Bates and Tufts to the wire in 
the one mile event. 

Mack Hassler was the Williams 
representative at the gun. He was 
followed by Tony Harwood, George 
Sudduth, and captain anchorman 
Bill Pox. The team of four ran the 
eleven lap mile course in the near- 
record time of 3;23.8. This time, 
recorded on the often difficult 
banked Garden track, was only 



.8 of a second off the William.s 
College record for that event. 

Win Two of Four 

Over the season, the team, con- 
sisting also of John Schimmel and 
Bill Moomaw, won two of the four 
meets that it qualified for. It 
placed second and third In the 
final two respectively. The squad 
won both the Y. M. C. A, and tlie 
B. A. A. meets in Boston and was 
beaten by Tufts in the Knights of 
Columbus meet, also held in Bos- 
ton, earlier this year. Hampered 
by injuries, the team failed to 
qualify for the I. C. 4A. meet, held 
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News Notes 



ITALIAN: As well as a course 
in elementary Russian, Italian 1- 
2 will be given at Williams next 
year. Italian was dropped from 
the college's curriculum in 1938- 
39 because of World War II. 

VISITORS: Williams freshmen 
and sophomores invited twenty- 
seven boys from the Berkshire In- 
dustrial Farm to the college Sat- 
urday. They were treated to din- 
ner and movies, and they swam 
in the college pool. The Farm is 
an institution for boys who have 
had a "brush with the law." 

OCTET: Sophomore singing 
group "The Overweight Eight" will 
give a concert in Montpelier, Vt., 
Saturday. Led by David Paresky, 
they evolved from last year's fresh- 
man group. 

EXHIBIT: At the Lawrence Art 
Museum a retrospective exhibition 
of John Grillo's paintings until 
spring vacation. Grillo has been 
praised as a fresh talent, daring 
and experimental. 

DEBATES : Forensically out- 
standing in the quarter-final 
round of the Stone Interfraternity 
Debate Contest are Phi Sig (last 
year's winners). Phi Delt, DU, 
DKE, Zeta Psi, Theta Delt, AD 
and Chi Psi. Debaters in the quar- 
ters will discuss Eisenhower's lead- 
ership and admission of Red Chi- 
na to the U. N. 

SPRING FEVER: Students tried 
un.sucessfully to send a kite aloft 
into gusty March winds Friday 
near Baxter Hall. The abominable 
snow man looked on weakly in his 
statJ of black unattractiveness. 



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more rejected by thirteen houses 
I was bitter and defiant against 
The System, and this hindered my 
development at college more than 
it helped. 

Now two years later I find I am 
happiest within The System, and 
so I have committed myself to it. 

We all want friends with whom 
we can communicate, goof off 
with, or at least bump into regu- 
larly instead of burying our heads 
in the sand. Sand does not feel 
well, especially in the neck of a 
good white shirt. The majority 
are happy with the system, and 
there are many who have all the 
brotherhood they want outside it. 
Those, like myself, who were un- 
happy outside a fraternity, might 
have trouble at college anyway. 
System or no System. 

If individuals want to attack or 
leave fraternities on ethical 
grounds, I feel that they should 
be given the right to do so without 
undue criticism, for there is much 
to attack. 

Almost everyone will admit that 
the fraternity system is not per- 
fect. Until a better way, however, 
i.s worked out (possibly needing 
huge sums of money and an emo- 
tional strain on nostalgic alumni) 
an individual can only work out 
his own position, given the way of 
a world in which he finds himself 
operating. 

The question of whether frater- 
nities are obsolete is a complex is- 
sue; insofar as they are an outlet 
for snobism and petty values — yes. 
As far as they are an outlet for 
social living — hardly. 



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Retain New England Championship 



With only six swimmers quali- 
fied for the finals, underdog Wil- 
liams sped to a first-place tie with 
much favored Brown to keep its 
New England Championship title 
for another year. It was a moral 
victory as well for the third-seed- 
ed Ephs, and a heavy disappoint- 
ment to the highly touted, deeper, 
Brown team. 

Captain-elect Chip Ide was high 
point man for the Ephs with first 
places in the 50 and 100 yard free- 
style events and a place on the 
meet-deciding, winning 400 yard 
freestyle relay team. The success, 
however, was clearly due to the 
almost unbelievable efforts and 
results from each of the six men. 

Co-captain Barry Buckley broke 
the varsity 200 yard orthodox 
breaststroke record in the qualifi- 




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Henry Tatem's college-record- 
breaking 200 yard backstroke per- 
formance in the Friday trials plac- 
ed him sixth in an exceptionally 
strong field. Buckley and Tatem 
were also members of the 400 yard 
medley relay team which came 
from behind to threaten Brown's 
comfortable lead in the opening 
race of the finals. 



Co-captain Bob Severance plac- 
ed the finishing touches to a 
thrilling afternoon as he brought 
the fighting Williams freestyle re- 



Alex Reeves and Don Lum kept 
the entire audience on its feet 
throughout the meet-deciding e- 
vent as they kept their strong pace 
in spite of their fatigue from just- 
swum races. Severance was touch- 
ed out at the finish of the butter- 
fly by record-holding Chapman 
of Brown in one of the most ex- 
citing races of the day. 

Don Lum turned in his best 
times to date in the 220 and 440 
yard freestyle events to take close 
seconds in each, upsetting favor- 



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Alex Reeves swam the thrilling 
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The freshman 400 yard freestyle 
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ton iSpgd); 4th, MacDonald 
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50 freestyle; 1st, IDE (Wi); 2nd, 
Nicholson (Br); 3rd, tie, Gideonse 
(A) -Roach <Bo); 5th, Henshaw 
I Bo); 6th, Springborn (WE). 
Time; 23.5. 

100 Butterfly; 1st, Chapman 
(Br); 2nd, SEVERANCE (Wi); 
3rd, Owen (Spgfd); 4th, REEVES 
(Wi); 5th, Schmidt (CG); 6th, 
Beauvais (UConn). Time; 58.3 
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100 Freestyle; 1st, IDE (Wi); 
2nd, Nicholson (Br); 3rd, Morgan 
(Tr); 4th, Claiborn (Br); 5th, 
Roach (Bo); 6th, Dinkle (UConn) 
Time; 52.4 

200 yard backstroke; Won by 
Plourde (Bo); 2nd, Pinney (U- 
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constructive purpose of closer and 
more personal fellowship. There 
was no intention or possibility of 
relegating part of the student body 
to a rejected status. The original 
motivation behind selectivity was, 
therefore, of a positive and good 
character. 

It is worth pointing out that 
Jesus himself employed the prin- 
ciple of selectivity to the extent 
of choosing twelve men as an in- 
ner core group with whom he 
closely associated himself. He did 
not reject anyone, but he realized 
the necessity of the intimate, per- 
sonal fellowship of the small 
group within the larger commu- 
nal relationships. 

Motivation 

The above illustrations serve to 
demonstrate that selectivity is not 
evil in itself. It is the motivation 
behind the structure, not the 
structure itself, which comes un- 
der judgment. The motivation of 
close association for the purposes 
of fellowship is good, while the 
motivation of pridefuUy belonging 
to an In-group which contemp- 
tuously rejects others is evil. 

Every social institution is an 
admixture of good and evil fac- 
tors, and an increase of power 
tends to corrupt the original 
structure. In the course of little 
more than a centui'y, Williams 
fraternities have achieved a tyran- 
nous power over the social life of 

Swimming . . . 

Carrington iSpgfd); 5th, Whit- 
man I Br); 6th. TATEM <Wi). 
Time: 2:10.4 

400 Yard freestyle relay: Won by 
WILLIAMS (Ide, Reeves, Lum, 
Severance); 2nd, Brown; 3rd, U- 
Conn; 4th, Trinity; 5th, Spring- 
field; 6th, Amherst. Time: 3:34.2 

400 freestyle: 1st, Nekton (Sfd); 
2nd, LUM (Wi); 3rd, MacDonald 
(Spgfd); 4th, Kohlman (MIT); 
5th, Priedlander (Br); 6th, Whit- 
tlesey (A). Time: 4:54.1. 

200 breaskstroke: 1st, Jones (A); 
2nd, West (MIT); 3rd, White 
(We); 4th, BUCKLEY (Wi); 5th, 
White (Bo); 6th, Zani (Br). Time: 
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the campus, and with that power 
has developed a callous disregard 
for the needs and rights of the 
small minority who do not fit the 
campus norm of social acceptabili- 
ty. 

The negative motive of rejec- 
tion has become paramount In ap- 
plying the principle of selectivity 
in rushing. Unless the fraternity 
system overcomes this violation of 
its obligation of brotherhood, it 
cannot ethically justify its con- 
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tivity a ground rule for organi- 
zations whose professed purpose 
is brotherhood. 

We contend that the happiness 
derived from fraternity member- 
ship is unimportant when its 
price, selectivity and the luxurious 
power of one human being to re- 
ject another — often on terms that 
can only be described as bigoted — 
is taken into account. In the course 
of our fraternity membership, we 
have determined that no attempt 
to "reform" the fraternity system 
from within will eradicate the 
evil which is present in its very 
structure. 

It will be said that we offer no 
practical alternative to the fra- 
ternity system. Again we must 
state emphatically that the issue 
involved is whether selectivity as 
it is employed by the fraternities 
is realistic or morally valid in the 



present world, a world where peace 
depends upon our ability to trans- 
cend our individual differences. 

We caimot help believing that 
If the Williams College communi- 
ty truly rejects the fraternity con- 
cept of selectivity, It will have the 
strength and insight to take prac- 
tical steps to Implement this de- 
cision. We cannot expect the fra- 
ternity system to crumble in a 
day. But we believe that it will 
only be eliminated when individ- 
uals see and actively respond to 
the evils inherent in its nature, 

Adderulum: Des^nte the wordincis 
of our statement and tlw fact that it 
first apfieared in a Clirislian jnihhca- 
tion, which seems to have bothered 
some of the student body, we feel our 
protest has reality on the WiUiams 
campus. 

The point remains, we feel, that 
all the Hood aspects of hrotherhoml 
within a fraternity could be tiuiiti- 
tained in some form of social orffani- 
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KEITH LYNN, B.S.E.E., PURDUE, '52, INVITES YOU TO 

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'I'm an Equipment Engineer for Illinois Bell Telephone Company in 
Chicago. Speaking personally, I find Bell Telephone engineering 
darned interesting and very rewarding. But judge for yourself." 




"8:30 a.m. We start at my desk. I'm 
studying recommendations for install- 
ing additional dial telephone facilities 
at the central olTice in suburban Glen- 
view. This is the beginning of an inter- 
esting new engineering assigiunent." 



"10:20 a.m. I discuss a proposed lay- 
out for the additional central office 
equipment with Supervising Engineer 
Sam P. Abate. I'll want to inspect the 
installation area this afternoon, so I 
telephone the garage and order a car." 



"1 1 :00 r>.m. At an interdepartmental 
conference I help plan procedures for 
another job that I've been assigned. 
Working closely with other departments 
of the company broadens your expe- 
rience and know-how tremendously." 




"2:00 p.m. After lunch I drive out to 
the Glenview office. Here, in the frame 
room, I'm checking floor space re- 
quired by the proposed equipment. 
Believe me, the way our business is 
growing, every square foot counts." 



"3:10 p.m. Then I drive over to the 
office at nearby Skokie where a recent 
engineering assignment of mine is in 
its final stages. Here I'm suggesting 
a modification to the Western Elec- 
tric installation foreman on the job." 



"Well, that was today. Tomorrow will be different. As you can see, I take a 
job from the beginning and follow it through. Often I have a lot of jobs in 
various stages at the same time. I think most engineers would agree, that 
keeps work interesting." 

Keith Lynn is one of many young engineers who are finding rewarding 
careers in the Bell Telephone Companies. Find out about opportunities for 
you. Talk with the Bell interviewer when he visits your campus. And read 
the Bell Telephone booklet on file in your Placement OflBce. 



"3:30 p.m. Before starting back to 
Chicago, I examine a piece of Out 
Sender equipment being removed from 
the Skokie central office. This unit 
might fit in just fine at one of our 
other offices. I'll look into it tomorrow." 



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Volume LXXIl, Nuiriber 12 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 





FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



Phillips^ Dew^ Harvey 
Awarded Fellowships 

Dave Phillips has received the Fraiieis S. llutcliius Scholai- 
ship and Roy Haivey and Chailie Dew liave been uwarded fellow- 
sliips by the Woodiow Wilson Foundation, 

The Ihitchins irrant is awarded at the diseietioii ol tlie eol- 
lef^e President and can be j^iven to any student witlioul speeilie 
stipulations. The last time that this seliolarship was given was in 
1956. 



Phillips plans to use his schol- 
arship for graduate work in His- 
tory. He is a Junior Phi Bete and 
President of Gargoyle. He Is also 
a member of the Discipline Com- 
mittee and Chairman of the Dis- 
crimination Committee. He wrote 
the "Phillips Report" dealing with 
the problem of discrimination in 
the fraternity system. 

The Woodrow Wilson Fellow- 
ships are awarded lor one year to 
enable those seriously considering 
entering the teaching profession 
to continue graduate work in their 
fields. This is one of the few 
scholarships that requires that the 
student be nominated by a pro- 
fessor. In most cases the grant in- 
cludes tuition plus other financial 
assitance to defray living expenses. 

U.w plans to study at Johns 
Hopkins University for his Ph. D, 
in History. He is the former Pre- 
sident of St. Anthony Hall and a 
Junior Phi Bete. 

Harvey hopes to get his Ph. D. 
in Oriental Studies from Harvard 
and then plans to teach in the 
Far East, preferably Japan. His 
interest in the Orient stems from 
his contact wiih that part of tiie 
world while in the Army. He was in 
the service from 1953 to 1956 dur- 
ing which time he spent five 
months in Japan. 



Gaudino To Lead 
Mead Fund Trip 

Ten or twelve Williams seniors, 
accompanied by Assistant Profes- 
sor Robert L. Gaudino of the Poll- 
tioal Science Department, will vi- 
sit Washington during spring va- 
cation on the annual Mead Fund 
trip. 

The students, chosen from those 
majoring in political science, his- 
tory, and economics, will study the 
Senate and the broad problems of 
relationships between legislative 
and executive powers. Various in- 
terviews have been arranged for 
the three day excursion. Expenses 
are partially covered by the Mead 
Fund. 

As background for the trip, the 
students are reading "The Cita- 
del", by William S. White, Wash- 
ington correspondent for the "New 
York Times", who will be Inter- 
viewed in the course of the trip. 
Congressional Interviews 

To study this problem from the 
legislative point of view, four Sen- 
ators will be seen, two from each 
party. An interview with GOP 
Senator Goldwater of New Mexico 
has been secured, and plans are 
being made to see Senators Know- 
land, Kermedy, and Morse. 

David Dennison '40, a represen- 
tative from Ohio in the House of 
Representatives has also been en- 
gaged. In an attempt to evaluate 
the role of Congress In foreign af- 
fairs, the students will interview 
personnel of the International Co- 
operation Association. 

Tentative interviews are In order 
with Gabriel Houge, Economic Ad- 
visor to the President, and Justice 
Willam Brennan of the Supreme 
Court. 




Frosh Council 

The Freshman Council has 
voted unanimously to accept 
full responsibility for Spring 
Houseparty weekend. 

President Montgomery said 
that the Council's action was 
prompted by a desire to avert 
a precedent of the Houseparty 
Committee's having to accept 
responsibility for the promotion 
of a weekend because other 
campus organizations are un- 
willing to do the job. 



Finance Committee 
Takes SAC Powers 

Tlie CJollej^e Council tliis week approved a recommendation of 
i'reasurer Palmer White to establish the CCF (Council Com- 
mittee on Finance) to make ii]) the annual extra-curricular bud- 
jfet for (loimeil apjiroval. The CC was given the powers of the old 
Student .\etivities (Council in a jamiary referendum. Members ap- 
|)()iiited by Cliairman White are Retz '59, Boothby '59, .Merrill "60, 
and Dower '61. 



DAVID C. PHILLIPS 

fellowship winner 



58 



Barnett Opposed To 
Plagiarism Inclusion 

Should plagiarism be included in 
the Honor System? 

In a Wednesday RECORD in- 
terview, Dean Vincent M. Barnett 
said : "The Honor System is work- 
ins very well; inclusion of a clause 
on plagiarism, such as the one sug- 
gested by Gargoyle, might prove 
dangerous to the system's effec- 
tiveness." 

Barnett explaiired that "the pre- 
sent honor code is very clear. Since 
plagiarism is hard to define and 
encompasses so much, it would 
only serve to muddle the system." 

Under the present system, pla- 
giarism cases are referred to the 
Dean's Ofice. Penalties range from 
a zero on the paper to expulsion 
from school and the Dean warned 
students to be careful in writing 
papers, "because the offense is of- 
ten involuntary." 



Baxter Discusses Roles of Roosevelt, 
Stalin And ChmcMl In World War 

The laetoi's iiiNolved in the breakdown of U. S. neutrality in 
1940-41 were discussed by President |ames P. Baxtei- 111 Wed- 
nesday ill tlie sixth of his series of lectures on .American diplomacy. 
Baxter einiiliasized that the major element in World War II 
|>lannint; was that "Russia must be kept in the war at almost all 
costs" ill order to defeat |apaii. lie asserted furtlier that Allied 
leaders were "completely bulfaloed' 1)V tlic (niiiiese into su|5port- 
ing their essentially impotent ar- 
my. 

In their decision to enter the 
second world war, U. S.leaders re- 
alized the necessity of maintaining 
the balance of power Isecause, un- 
like conditions in 1916, the French 
army was larsely capitulated and 
the British navy was suffering 
heavily. He stated that the fall of 
Prance "laid in ruin every bit of 
isolationist jacka.ssery." 

Roosevelt Credited 

The feeling for neutrality in the 
U. S. had as a basis the "passion- 
ate" belief that everything done in 
World Wsv T wns wrnnR Baxter 
questioned Roosevelt's leadership 
in 1937-41, but felt that after our 
declaration, "he did a job for 
which we all ought to be grateful." 

A "painful decision" made by 
the U. S. previous to our entrance 
into actual combat was that the 
European war should have priority 
over the Pacific theatre because of 
the immense economic power of 
Europe. He credited Roosevelt with 
selling this idea to the public in 
the face of overwhelming hate and 
fear with which Japan was regard- 
ed after Pearl Harbor. 

Baxter called Churchill the 
"most brilliant exponent of faith 
in the free world." 




JAMES P. BAXTER III 

break-down of neutrality 



Williams Students Hosts To Group 
Of Berkshire Farms School Boys 

A group of 27 boys from Berkshire Industrial Farm were en- 
tertained by some Williams freshmen and sophomores in Williams- 
town last Saturday. 

This event marked a high i^oint in student efforts to aid these 
unfortunate boys. Activities included a movie, swiinming, basket- 
ball and an evening ban<iuet. 

Berkshire Farm is a home foi' boys ranging in age from eleven 
to fifteen. Products of broken 
these boys have run amiss 



homes 

of the law in some way. The courts, 
in considering their home life, 
have decided that returning them 
home would be disadvantageous to 
solution of their problems. 

A deficiency in such institutions, 
with Berkshire Farm no exception, 
is the lack of personal attention 
that each boy can receive from the 
staff. 

Through weekly visits, corres- 
pondence and inviting some of the 
boys to their homes, this group of 
Williams students, led by freshmen 
Al Bogatay and Bob Adler, have 
attempted to fill this need for per- 
sonal attention. 

The group of boys and the Wil- 
liams undergraduates involved en- 
,1oyed each other immensely. Pro- 
grams such as these are very im- 
portant In promoting imderstand- 
Ing among these future citizens. 



Chapel Speaker 

Reverend Julian Hartt, Chair- 
man of the Department of Re- 
ligion at Yale University, will 
speak at Chapel this Sunday 
evening. He will also speak at 
a supper sponsored by the Wil- 
liams College Chapel to be held 
at 5:30 in St. John's Episcopal 
Church. 

This is one of the events that 
the W. C. C. is sponsoring dur- 
ing the remainder of the spring 
term. Also slated will be an all- 
freshman week in daily Chapel, 
a freshman smoker on sopho- 
more courses, a Boys' Club work 
weekend, special Good Piiday 
and Easter services and a more 
regular publication of the W. C. 
C. publication, "The Tower". 



Georgia-Williams In 
Segregation Debate 

Segregation will be the topic of 
an Adelphic Union debate between 
Williams and Mercer College of 
Macon, Ga., Monday evening in 
Jesup Hall. Speaking for Williams 
will be Jim Scott '58, and John 
Struthers '59. 

The segregation competition re- 
places the traditional annual Adel- 
phic Union debate with a British 
team. It is expected to be spirited 
because Georgia is now the strong- 
hold of segregated schools in the 
South. 

Native Georgians 

L. Martell Layfield and Beverly 
Bates will defend segregation. Both 
are pre-law students active in ex- 
tra-curi'icular circles. Bates of At- 
lanta majors in economics while 
Layfield is a history-English ma- 
jor from Columbus, Ga. The two 
are active in student government 

Discussion and Questions 

An informal question period is 
scheduled after the debate In the 
Rathskeller at 8 p.m. The winner 
will be decided by vote of the au- 
dience. 

Struthers, a member of DKE, Is 
the retiring Union president. Scott, 
former President of the Student 
Activities Council is a member of 
Gargoyle Society, Beta Theta Pi 
and Phi Beta Kappa. He recently 
received a grant to study in Ran- 
goon, Burma next year. 



To prevent any member of this 
committee from having a vested 
interest in a particular organiza- 
tion, the CC decided that only 
those who are not involved in the 
financial dealings of any under- 
graduate organization should be 
members of the finance committee. 

This selection requirement met 
with considerable debate within 
the college this week, Jim Scott, 
former SAC president, commented 
that with the present set-up, the 
CCF is "potentially very danger- 
ous. Five people, selected with the 
present requirement in effect, 
could easily lose sight of statis- 
tical facts and worry too much a- 
bout moral questions. Only ex- 
perience can produce a compre- 
hensive understanding of the prob- 
lems involved, and a committee 
such as this, with no experience, 
will have to be doubly dutiful in 

See Page 4, Col. 2 



U. S. Asks More 
Education Grants 



A recent "New York Times" story 
emphasized the national need for 
more scholarship aid, a problem 
of which Williams has been In- 
creasingly aware in the past few 
years. 

Statistics from the U. S. Office 
of Education show that while the 
average yearly price of education 
in 1332 institutions is $1300, 33 per 
cent of scholarship winners re- 
ceive less than $125. The average 
value of a Williams scholarship is 
$912, a figure which will increase 
with increases in tuition costs. The 
total value of college grants is 
set by the trustees at 20 per cent 
of tuition income. 

The 'Times" article pointed out 
that emphasis on increased stu- 
dent subsidies is a result of the 
realization on the part of educa- 
tors that as college costs increase, 
it becomes less possible for a per- 
son to work his way through 
school. The Elsenhower plan, aim- 
ed at giving students more time 
to study, calls for 10,000 scholar- 
ships annually for four years em- 
phasizing science training. Tlie 
average per capita aid is $750. 

More Grants Here 

Student Aid Director Henry N. 
Flynt, Jr. predicts that present 
trends show a rise in the percen- 
tage of students receiving aid due 
to increased tuition ($200 this 
year) which brings more appli- 
cants within the "needy" classi- 
fication. The percentage has risen 
since last semester from 18.6 to 
20.1, and greater increases are ex- 
pected for the fall term. 

According to the "Times", the 
sponsors of national scholarship 
programs are attempting to en- 
lighten public opinion on the col- 
lege financial problem in order to 
effect further increases in student 
subsidies. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1958 



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Vol. LXXII March 14, 1958 Number 12 



ACADEMY AWARDS 

By Ernie Inihofj 

The annual Academy Awards for 1957 will 
be presented Marcii 26 l)y the ,\cadi'my of Mo- 
tion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Pantaj^es 
Theatre in Hollywood. 

Based upon the nominations of five candi- 
dates for each category, the election which is 
now takinff place by secret ballot of the more 
than 2000 members of the Academy, will pro- 
duce approximately 30 Oscar winners. 

Once again Hollywood will flout itself be- 
fore the world on the "Big Night." Once again 
the gaudy sjiectaele will mean cinema notables 
in furs and satins, flashbulbs, teen-age mobs, 
cute emceeing, tear-producing aeeejDtance 
speeches and then, also, prizes, honorable men- 
tions, and special awards for the various divi- 
sions of excellence. 

Things have changed some since the first 
Academy ceremonies in 1929 when only the 
"major aspects" such as leading actor, actress, 
film, director were honored. Since those early 
times, supporting artists, film editing, sound 
recording, original songs, foreign movies and 
other categories have received annual recogni- 
tion as well. 

"Finest Industri/" 

The original presentations were closed af- 
fairs, usually in the form of banquets in Los An- 
geles' Hotel Biltmore "Bowl Boom" for Academy 
members and guests only. Long-winded s|)ecches 
praising "the finest industry in the world" and 
such pyrotechnics as refusing to recognize die 
Academy and thus refusing to accept its awards 
are humorously noted in the records. Critics 
and cynics might well laugh at the obvious pre- 
tentiousness of this greatest of all Hollywood 
comic melodramas. Turning to the business side, 
the Oscars may be appraised as significant only 
in enhancing the recipient's future career and 
fame. 

Stripping away all excess, the statuettes are 
symbolic of the highest praise within the cinema 
industry toward the actors, actresses, directors 
and technicians which comjDose it. 

This is Hollywood criticizing itself, with 
judgements on last year's films being made by 
those who were closest to them. The Academy 
Awards should be taken for what this is worth. 
And it is certainly worth something. 

Not with omniscience, but with a kind of 
calculated reserve are predictions and choices 
herewith made for the winners of the eight main 
Academy Awards; the contenders for which 
were announced February 17. 

The word commonly used, "best", does not 
serve as a very subtle criterion; but in Holly- 



wood's analysis and in this one, the most feasible 
ilistinction is how closely the final product on 
the screen resembles the effect or mood initially 
desired. Predictions of the Academy choices, 
first; jjersonal choices, second. 

Best Film - "The Bridge on the l\iver Kwai"; 
Same 

Best Actor - Alec Guiness in "The Bridge on 
the River Kwai"; Same 

Best Actress - Deborah Kerr in "Heaven 
Knows, Mr. Allison"; Joanne Woodward in "The 
Three Faces of Eve" 

Best Director - David Lean for "The Bridge 
on the River Kwai"; Same 

Best Supporting Actor - Red Buttons in 
"Sayonara"; Sessue Hayakawa in "The Bridge 
on the River Kwai" 

Best Supporting Actress - Carolyn Jones, 
"Bachelor Party"; Miyoshi Umeki in "Sayonara" 

Best Foreign Language Film - "Gates of 
Paris"— France; "Gervaise", though not nom- 
inated. 

Best Song - "Tammy" from "Tammy and the 
Bachelor"; "AH the Way" from "The Joker is 
Wild". 

General Conclusion: While "Sayonara", Mar- 
lon Brando and Joshua Logan are extremely close 
seconds, they should be no more than that. It 
looks like "The Bridge" all the way. 



Wanted: Conformists 

Hi/ John Good 

Sandy Hansell, in accordance with the pleas 
of countless chapel speakers, has challenged the 
v\'illianis Student to assert his individuality. 

llansell indicts the fraternity system for ex- 
erting pressuri's on its members and on fresh- 
men seeking admittance to these secret soci- 
eties. According to the former editor of the 
RECORD, fraternities may force the individual 
to accept a set of principles antithetical to his 
own. 

But individuality may be earned too far. In 
"thinking for lu'mself" the individualist may ne- 
glect to think in terms of his associates. Too 
many of our "non-conformists" exert their indi- 
viduality to such an extent that their actions be- 
come an anathema to the society. 

We must remember that we do not live in 
a world of oiu' own, that our actions affect 
the lives of others. By not conforming to the 
norms of society, the individualist rejects those 
jirinciples designed for harmonious living with 
his associates. For example, one who eats slop- 
pily or dresses shabbily repulses those with whom 
he lives. Good manners and good taste are ob- 
served merely out of consideration for others. 

The great religions of the world jilead for 
this kind of conformist; they plead for men to 
follow a pattern of life that will not injure the 
lives of the other people in society. Christianity's 
greatest principle is consideration for others. 

If the fraternities induce a man to conform 
to a set of values designed to im]Drove the in- 
dividual's social character, they are fulfilling a 
pur]5osc. Most of the fraternities urge a ]ierson 
to conform so that he may live harmoniously 
with his fellow men; this is their prime basis for 
existence. If the fraternities have, or should ever 
lose sight of this main objective, then Mr. Han- 
sell's indictment is well founded. 



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Letter To The Editor 

To the RECORD: 

With this in mind I should like to strongly suggest that you 
would do well to rid yourselves of the author of your Cinemascooi) 
column. Anyone who thinks that "lllict Interlude" is, "Well worth 
the viewing if you can stand the ballet in between swims," ( REC- 
ORD, Wed. March 5) is quite obviously lacking in the ability 
to evaluate human emotions and the validity of the vicarious ex- 
l^erience which they are able to communicate. He is certainly en- 
titled to his own opinion, but it is equally certain that his opinion, 
lacking the maturity necessary to avoid the cynical outlook of a 
'mammary-mad' youth, should not he voiced in your paper as the 
opinion of Williams College. It does not speak well for the level 
of education here. 

Tony Stout '61 



To the RECORD: 

It was most gratifying to see that "lleferendum's" small ef- 
forts have already paid off in stimulating discussion on the editor- 
ial pages of tlie RECORD. This re|iresents a big step toward full- 
filling "Referendum's" goal of contributing to provacative discus- 
sion of the issues that surround us. 

Since "Referendum" is still young and unfamiliar to most read- 
ers, we would like to take this op])ortimity to clear up two minor 
misconceptions concerning the magazine which seem prevalent: 

( 1 ) Rather than an "article" in any true sense, the half-page 
of writing on the inside front cover is reserved for brief comment by 
some member of the editorial staff. 

(2) Unlike the "liberal" magazine which it unfortunately has 
been assumed to be, "Referendum" was undertaken, as Mr. Ralph 
Renzi stated in his editorial in the latest "Aliunni Review", in tlie 
hope that "a candid discussion of campus problems will do much 
to further their solution" and that similar discussion of world and 
national affairs may also be of some value in years to come. 

It is this hope that "Referendinn" has, with no reflection in- 
tended upon the fine editorial work of the RECORD, attempted 
to establish a medium for expression of opinion in such forms as 
are ordinarily not suited to the letters column of a newspaper. 

The Editors of "Referendum" 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1958 



Becket, Wright, Fisher To Compete 
In Eastern Amateur Ski Tourney 



Three representatives from Wil- 
liams will participate this weekend 
In the United States' Eastern 
Amateur Ski Association downhill 
and slalom-alpine combined cham- 
pionships at Fi-anconia, New 
Hampshire. Co-captalns Jim Beck- 
et and Chip Wright, both seniors, 
as well as junior George Fisher 
are entered in the meet. 

All three men represented Wil- 
liams In the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association championships 
at Dartmouth two weeks ago 
Since the team as a whole did not 
qualify for the IntercoUegiates, be- 
cause they finished sixth and only 
the first five teams were consid- 
ered eligible, Becket, Fisher, and 
Wright entered as non-affiliated 
individuals. Becket came in seven- 
teenth in the downhill, and Wright 
and he finished around twentieth 
in the combined. 

Team's Record 

The varsity ski team has per- 
formed favorably this year in re- 
spect to the size of the schools 
against which it competed and the 
superior facilities of some of the 
more northern ones. At Dart- 
mouth, the skiers finished fourth 
out of eight teams. Here at Wil- 
liams' Carnival, they came out 
fifth of nine. At Mlddlebury, they 
were sixth of ten, and at the Nor- 
wich Carnival, they ended sixth. 







i 



JIM BECKET 

The Eph co-captain will ski at 
Franconia tliis weekend. 

Of all the various modes, the 
team scored most highly in the sla- 
lom and the downhill. At Norwich, 
the alpine team with the addition 
of sophomore. Bill Judson, was 
very successful. In this meet Becket 
captured second place in the 
downhill. At the Easterns, Wright 
finished tenth in the .slalom. Beck- 
et scored in the first ten in the 
downhill, while Fisher cro.ssed the 
line about fourteenth. 



It's Time For Your Spring Checkover 

DELCO BATTERIES FIRESTONE TIRES 

Steele And Cleary Garage 



Off Spring Street 



next to the Squosh Courts 



AD Gains Finals; 
Defeats Greylock 
In B-Ball Contest 

By defeating the Freshman in- 
tramural representative, Greylock, 
from entries D, E, and F of Sage, 
last Wednesday, A. D. won the 
right to compete against the Phi 
Gams in the finals of the intra- 
mural championship, to be held 
tliis afternoon. 

Both A. D. and Greylock had 
identical 8-1 records going into 
Uie playoff game but the upper- 
classmen's speed and experience 
enabled them to win handily 26- 
18. A victory by Phi Gam in to- 
day's game would put them in a 
two way tie with A. D. for the 
overall intramural lead, with Chi 
Psi running a tight second. 

On the hockey rink A. D. has 
gained the undisputed title of both 
leagues by defeating Phi Game 2-1 
in the championship game. While 
A. D. swept through their league 
to the finals. Phi Gam was forced 
to oust the Beta House from a tie, 
by beating them in the playoff 
needed to decide the league cham- 
pion. 

At present St. Anthony and K.A. 
are in the finals of the college 
squash tournament with the match 
expected to be played off on Mon- 
day. The winner in this match will 
net the usual fifteen points award- 
ed in a sport in which there is no 
championship playoff between the 
two leagues. 

In Ping-pong, billiards and pool 
the D Phis and Phi Delts dom- 
inated the 'parlor' type competi- 



WANTED 

Student drivinfr a station 
vvas^on to Washini^ton, D. C. 
to carry a yiwce of furnitine. 

Phone Mrs. Harper 
Wiliiamsfown 632 

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Lacrosse Squad Journeys South; 
Washington And Lee First Opponent 




COACH OSTENDARP 

"The team will need a few grames 
to develop." 

tion. D. Phi took Phi Delt in the 
ping-pong tournament, and also 
dealt a mean cue to take Phi Gam 
for the pool title. Phi Delt gained 
their second runner up position 
as they dropped the billiard tour- 
nament to the DKE house. Only 
five points is awarded the wimiers 
of these three competitions since 
only one person represents each 
team. 

Standings pts. 

Alpha Delta Phi 62 

Chi Psi 59 

Phi Gamma Delta 57 

Phi Delta Theta 54 

Zeta Psi 42)4 

Theta Delta Chi 40 

Delta Psi 38 

Delta Upsilon 35!4 

Psi Upsilon 34 

Beta Theta Pi 29)4 

Kappa Alpha 26)4 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 26 

Delta Phi 26 

Mohawk 26 

Taconic 25 

Phi Sigma Kappa 23 

Berkshire 20 

Sigma Phi 18 

Greylock 16 

Hoosac 10 



Led by coach Jim Ostendarp and 
captain Dave Andrew, the Wil- 
liams lacrosse team will journey 
to Lexington, Va. to play Wash- 
ington and Lee in the first game of 
their spring vacation Southern 
trip. 

Prom here the club will go to 
Charlottesville where it will take 
on the University of Virginia. Both 
Washington and Lee and UVA will 
have had the advantage of several 
weeks of practice before their con- 
tests with the Ephmen. The last 
date on the schedule before re- 
turning to Williamstown will be 
a scrimmage against Loyola of 
Baltimore. 

Coach Jim Ostendarp expects 
that the two roughest games of 
the regular season will be against 
Yale and Dartmouth. Although his 
squad has been boosted by the vet- 
erans of last year's undefeated 
freshman team, he feels that it is 
going to take a few games to fully 
develop the club. 



PT Skiers Get Lessons 

Just completed is the first year 
of PT ski instruction at Williams 
in conjunction with the W. O. C. 
The freshman and sophomores ov- 
er the winter have been able to 
gain their required PT credit while 
at the same time gaining at least 
a fundamental knowledge of ski- 
ing technique. 

Organized by Ski coach Ralph 
Townsend the classes have met 
twice a week both on the golf 
course and later at Sheep Hill. 
with eight student instructors ro- 
tating on the job. Led by John 
Palmer '59, the W. O. C. instruc- 
tors are Sandy Fetter '58, John 
Karol '58, Tom Penney '58, Philip 
Wilcox '58, Stan Lawder '58 and 
John Ross '58. 

Systems of Instruction have been 
attempted at times during the past 
twenty years, but have always met 
with limited success due to the 
lack of instructors. 




Test your 
personality power 



Give yovLT -psyche a "workout 
■Adler a little ' 



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1. Do you think all coeds sliould be required to wear the ^^^ 
new "sack" style dresses? (For men only!) _.. 

2. Do you think of a "square" only as a term in Geometry? 

3. Do you go to see foreign films just for the plot? 1 | 

4. Do you think the school week is too short? | | 

5. Do you question this statement: "The best tobacco gives 
you the best smoke' ' ? 

6. Do you sit as far away as possible from the prettiest gal in 

class in order to concentrate better on your studies?-..- - 1 | 

7. Do you think the study of Home Economics is all a girl 

needs for a happy married life? _ | [ 

8. Do you think your professors are too lenient in grading 
exam papers? - 



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If you answered "No" to all questions, you obvi- 
ously smoke Camels - a real cigarette. Only 6 or 
7 "No" answers mean you better get on to Camels 
fast. Fewer than 6 "No's" and it really doesn't 
matter what you smoke. Anything's good enough! 



But if you want to enjoy smoking as never before, 
switch to Camels. Nothing else tastes so rich, 
smokes so mild. Today more people smoke Camels 
than any other cigarette. The best tobacco gives 
you the best smoke. Try Camels and you'll agree! 



Have a rea! cigarette- have a 



Camel 




R. J. RryrtoMi Totiicco C«npin|. 
Wtiuton-BKteni, N, C. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1958 



Smith Bans Five Girls 
From Plav ^La Ronde' 



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order to effectively carry out its 
responsibilities." 

RECORD Business Manager 
Tom Piper '59, questions whether 
people who "have hitherto Indi- 
cated little interest (by participa- 
tion) In the financial affairs of 
organizations will now take inter- 
est. 



Charges of "materialism" unci intrusion upon academic and 
Personal fi-eedom have been aimed at the Smith College Adminis- 
tration for its refusal to permit five jj;irls to act in La Roiidc, a con- 
troversial French jilay to be f^i\en at Amherst. 

Dean Russel of Smith at first 
banned all Smithies from the cast 
because of unfavorable reports 
from faculty members who had 
seen the movie. Later she changed 
her mind and decided that girls 
who had gotten permission from 
home and possessed "the needed 
maturity" might act in the pro- 
duction. 

TIMES Comment 

According to Lewis Funke of 
"The New York Times", the play, 
"as a clinical study of the game 
of sex ... is a devastating part of 
the truth." 

The theme was originally pro- 
duced in Italy as a movie in 1954 
and circulated throughout the 
United States where it was banned 
by many religious groups. The 
students of Harvard and Yale 
staged an uncensored production 
of the play last year at Cam- 
bi'idge without serious complica- 
tions. 

A member of the "Amherst Stu- 
dent" editorial board, in a letter 
printed in that paper, wonders 
"Shall Smithies be provided with 
a syllabus of errors and told what 
shows they may see in New York 
during vacation periods? They may 
be spotted at intermission, bring- 
ing notoriety to them.selves and 
their alma mater (or is it pater?)". 



'Dirty Hands' Begins 
Rehearsals At AMT 



Rehearsals are now underway 
for the Adams Memorial Theater's 
next production, "Dirty Hands" by 
Sartre, the French existentialist. 
Under the direction of Giles Play- 
fair, the play will be presented 
March 19, 20 and 21 at 8:30 p.m. 
"Dirty Hands" is a play of Ideas 
dealing with a Communist fifth 
column movement during the Sec- 
ond World War. The principal 
character, Hugo Barlne as played 
by Bob Vail '58, is an intellectual 
anarchist who becomes a pawn in 
the hands of the Communist lead- 
ers. The translation has been sup- 
plemented and changed by Play- 
fair to catch the exact meaning of 
the original French. 

Other leading roles are played 
by Kathy Martin, wife of AMT's 
It is hoped," stated CO President ' assistant director Bill Martin; 
Hyland, "that the CCF will not | Anne Playfair, wife of director 
only deal with the allocation of Playfair; and Bill Edgar '59. 
money, but will also be able to In the supporting roles are Ren- 
recommend improvements in fi- i nie Clark '58, Pete Tacy '59, John 
nancial organization that might be I Phillips '60, Bill Baker '60, Walt 



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Playfair Lectures 
On Penal System 

Professor Giles Playfair, Chair- 
man of the Drama Department, 
addressed the Williamstown Lea- 
gue of Women Voters this Tues- 
day, at the Congregational Church 
on the topic, "Tlie Criminal and 
Society". 

Professor Playfair first traced 
briefly the evolution of our present 
penal system, and then demon- 
strated at some length the inade- 
quacy and faults of our present 
penal, probationary and parole 
systems. 

According to Playfair, we have 
Inherited too much of the 18th and 
19th century concepts of ven- 
geance, making punishment fit the 
crime and making prison a brutal 
institution in order to deter po- 
tential criminals. 

Playfair urged that rehabilita- 
tion, making punishment fit the 
criminal, and reform take the 
place of these concepts. 

He said that penologists as a 
group are extremely progressive 
and in favor of such change. 
"What blocks the way," he com- 
mented, "is the binding effect of 
public opinion." 




Brown '60, Pete Schroeder '58, 
Sandy Saunders '60, and Ken Vogt 
'60. 



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THEATER GROUP: Peter W. 
Culman '59, was elected to succeed 
Robert Vail '58, as president of 
Cap and Bells Wednesday. Harvey 
Simmonds '60, and Steve Saunders 
'59, were named treasurer and sec- 
retary respectively. In addition to 
the officers, new board members 
are: Tony Distler '59, David Hel- 
prin '59, Dick Lee '59, and Geoff 
Swift '60. Culman is currently pro- 
ducing an all-college musical to be 
presented in April. 

PM RADIO SALE: The final du- 
ty of last year's CC Committee on 
Communications is to dispose of 
the 15 radios paid by the student 
tax at the least possible loss. The 
CC Monday night approved a plan 
to offer them for sale to students 
at $12 each. Cost to taxpayers $26. 

LECTURE COMMITTEE: Elec- 
ted William Edgar '59, chairman, 
Jim Wallace '59, secretary and B. 



de Mallie '60, treasurer in a Wed- 
nesday meeting. 

CONCERT: The piano recital 
by Walter L. Nollner of the Mu- 
sic Department, scheduled for to- 
night, has been cancelled. 

PHYSICS LECTURE: James W. 
Grace '56, spoke Monday on spa- 
cistors, a breakthrough in semi- 
conductor amplifiers. Grace ex- 
plained both trlode and tetrode 
spaclstors which include low power 
drains, theoretically unlimited life, 
and high input and output im- 
pedances. 

MUSEUM: A recent article In 
the "Springfield Union" places the 
value of the art collections in the 
Clark Art Institute at nearly four 
million dollars. The museum re- 
opened March 1, having been clos- 
ed for February. Three centuries 
of French paintings are shown. 







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question has a penchant for shining his shoes with 
molasses, arguing with elephants and diving into wet 
sponges. But he makes no mistake when it comes to 
choosing a cigarette. He picks the one that tastes best. 
He puts his money on the only one that's all fine, Ught, 
good-tasting tobacco, toasted to taste even better. He 
selects (The suspense is unbearable.) Lucky Strike! All 
of which makes him a Brainy Zany! Quit clowning yoiur- 
self — get Luckies right now! 



STUDENTS! MAKE $25 

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—start Stickling! We'll pay $25 for every Stickler 

we print — and for hundreds more that 

never get used. Sticklers are simple 

riddles with two-word rhyming 

answers. Both words must have the 

same number of syllables. (Don't do 

drawings.) Send your Sticklers with 

your name, address, college and class 

to Happy-Joe-Lucky, Box 67A, Mt. 

Vernon, N. Y. 




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Sartre^s ''Dirty RamW 
To Open Here Tonight 




SARTRE'S HUGO AND HOEDEREIl 
The paradox, then anguish and nausea 

— Photo by Bradford 



Uirty Hands" — a blood-and- i 
nuts murder play by Jean Paul' 
K:uire — will open tonight for a i 
Urcc-day run at the AMT. It is 
d ;i>ci.ed by Giles Playfair. 

A dissident faction of the Com- 
munist Party of a mythical Cen- 
tral European country sends 
youns, idealistic HuKO Barine 
'Played by Robert Vail '58 > to 
shoot party boss Hoederer iBill 
I'Mgar '59 1 who is negotiating for 
a compromise with the nation's li- 
b:-ial and cunseivaUve parties. 

Inner Struggle 

Hugo, employed as Hoederer's 
secretary, tries again and again to 
carry out his mission. He is frus- 
trated by a bomb explosion, by his 
own inner struggles, and finally by 
Hoederer's persuasiveness. 

Toward the end of the play, 
however, Hugo's wife Jessica 
'Anne Playfair) complicates the 
situation in a rapid-fire climax, 
and the play ends as Hugo affirms 
hi^ ability to become the Sartrian 
homme sngage. 

Sartre's brand of existentialism 
pirmcates the plot. The paradox 
ol a man's attraction toward a 
vaaic-system and his drive to re- 
viiit against it hits Hugo with an- 
.i'iiish and nausea. 



Kathy Martin plays Olga, who 
brings Hugo into the party, edu- 
cates him, and tries to kill him. 

John Phillips '60, plays tha an- 
gry Karsky, the nation's liberal 
party leader. Rennie Clark '58 
plays the suave Prince Paul, the 
son of the Regent. Pete Tacy '59, 
and Bill Baker '60, play Hoederer's 
two strong-arm men. 

Pete Schroeder '58, plays Louis, 
chief of the Party's di,ssident fac- 
tion. Supporting roles are filled by 
Ken Vogt '60, Sandy Saunders '60, 
and Walt Brown '60. 



Rushing Revolt 
Strikes Amherst 



Amherst College, plagued with 
I'lshing problems, has reduced its 
finmal rushing period to four days 
tliis year for the first time, 

Tlie faculty, trustees, and the 
!-':aduate - undergraduate House 
Management Committee have au- 
iliorized a move to concentrate the 
ni.shing period in four days pre- 
'■'ding spring vacation. They aim 
•» rninimize "interference with the 
iicademic program." 

In an attempt to reduce "dirty 
ni.shing", the HMC recently put 
into effect a new rule segregating 
freshmen and upperclass dining 
halls in the central eating facility. 
Valentine Hall. Pz'eshmen and up- 
Pevclassmen are also forbidden to 
sit at the same tables in the snack 
bar. 

Student reaction to this action 
Friday night caused a large num- 
ber of the freshmen to storm the 
upperclass dining hall and to place 
one man at each table In the snack 
•'ar. ignoring the segregation rule 
in that area. 



Ultimaium Issued 
To Sign Stealers 



Dean 'Vincent M. Barnett has 
approved a recommendation of the 
student-faculty Dtscipline Com- 
mittee to "campus" any student 
found to have stolen signs of any 
type in the future. 

The announcement supplement- 
ed the report of the committee by 
student chairman Hassler '59. at 
the College Council dinner meet- 
ing Monday night at the Dean's 
house. Last week, the committee 
discus.sed the case of three sopho- 
mores who had stolen signs, but 
the campusing rule was not en- 
forced because sign stealing was 
thought to have been "quite wide- 
spread" in the past. 

Otlier Action 

HOUSEPARTIES - Chairman 
Fox '61, reported that four fresh- 
man committees have been estab- 
lished including a Weekend Co- 
ordination group designed to in- 
stitute original ideas and to give 
the entire weekend a to-be-desig- 
nated theme. 

CCF - RECORD Business Man- 
ager Tom Piper '59, was added to 
the membership of the finance 
committee as a non-voting advi- 
sory member because of his ex- 
perience in extra-curricular fi- 
nance. Chairman White announc- 
ed that the proceeds from the sale 
of FM radios will reduce next 
year's CCF tax by 15 cents a per- 
son. Original tax 40 cents. 

CHAPEL COMMITTEE - Edgar 
•59, stated that a simple poll of 
student opinion would be circulat- 
ed on the chapel issue after Spring 
holidays. The CC established April 
21 as a deadline for the chapel re- 
port. 



Keller To Present 
Education Report 

American problems of educa- 
tion will be the subject of an 
informal report to be given by 
Professor Charier Keller to the 
Ford Foundation Intern In- 
structors Wednesday in Griffin 
Hall. The meeting will be open 
to the public. 

Keller's report will be based 
on both knowledge and experi- 
ence. His two-year career as 
head of the Advanced Place- 
ment Program of the Colle.gc 
Entrance Examination Board 
has made him familiar with 
many facets of the problems 
facing modern educators. Ho 
has also participated in .several 
education conferences, amon;j 
them the recent 13th National 
Conference on Higher Educa- 
tion. This meeting of national 
educators stre.ssed the problem 
of strengthening higher educa- 
tion in the satellite age. 

As head of the history depart- 
ment, Keller has also been in- 
strumental in adding a course 
in the history of American ed- 
ucation 'History 17a i to the 
Williams curriculum. Wednes- 
day's report is part of the ori- 
entation program for teachers 
under Ford Foundation grants. 



Coffin Accepts Post 
At Yale Next Year 

Williaiii .Sloaric Collin, B.\).. .\ssistant I'rolcssoi- ol Rciiiiion anil 
(>oll{'fj;(' (niaplaiii, lias hccn appointed cJuipiaiM ol Vale L'ni\crsitv. 
He replaces Si(liie\' l,o\ctt wlio lias announced his retirement ef- 
leetixc this |une. 




CHAPLAIN COFFIN 

vigorous stands 



Mercer Students Urge 
Southern Liberal View 



By John Good 

Two lanky "Gentlemen from 
Georgia" took the stage in a de- 
bate at Jesup Hall Monday and 
made a proposal for liberal "cre- 
ative realism" in dealing with 
southern segregation of the 
schools. 

Marty Layfield and Bev Bates 
of Mercer University, debating a- 
gainst Jim Scott and Sam Jones 
of Williams, pointed out that sou- 

' them extremism resulting from 
outside pressures is the major bar- 
rier impeding progress towards 
Integration. Their program of "cre- 

I ative realism" entails the urging 
of integration by southern liberals 
on the theory that a southerner 
will sooner listen to a southerner i 
than a northerner. j 

Liberals Martyred 
"However, the southern liberal ' 
is being martyred," said Bates. 
"Unless northerners stop engen- 
dering fear in the southern heart 
so that southerners will support 
extremists, the liberal cannot be 

I heard." Bates pounted out that 

I the southern liberals, as charac- 
terized in the ministers, teachers, 
and lawyers, are currently being 
"run out of the South" for urging 

ACE Asks Increase 
In Teachers' Salaries 

I According to a statement issued 
March 11 by the American Coun- 
cil on Education, teachers' salaries 
should be "at least doubled." 

The statement was prepared by 
the thirteen-member Problems 
and Policies Committee. 

The Council also proposed that 
while new institutions for higher 

[education should be established. 

I this "should not be ... at the ex- 
pense of existing institutions." Al- 
so, "scholarship programs should 
stress . . . graduate as well as un- 

I dergraduate study, and should be 

j accompanied by a parallel system 

' of grants." 



integration. 

"The South will never accept in- 
tegration by an imposed law." con- 
tended Layfield. "The people of 
the South must come to accept 
the Negro. They can only accept 
him by being made to understand 
his situation by the southern lib- 
eral through lines of communica- 
tion which are now stifled." 

Scott, speaking for the Williams i 
team, urged a system of "selective i 
integration" for attaining the de- 1 
sired end. "The Negro has gained 
in the past only through pushes," 
he said, "and we must moderately 
push this issue to insure the Ne- 
gro's equality in the South. 

The Williams team contended 
that segregation of the Negro is 
based mainly on economic grounds. 



Coffin came to Williams last fall 
r?i)hicing William G. Cole as chap- 
lain. Since he believes that any 
matter tliat affects a person deep- 
ly is ultimately a religious ques- 
tion, he has taken vigorous stands 
on various campus issues. 

In the controversy over compul- 
sory cliap.^l, Coffin staled in the 
Nove.nber 8 RECORD that he be- 
lieved "a chapel service for the 
believer should be an act of dedi- 
cation, for the non-believer an ed- 
ucational experience." Yale does 
not have compulsory chapel. 
Selectivity 

At a recent informal panel dis- 
cu':sion at which three students 
explained their reasons for resign- 
ing from fraternities. Coffin stat- 
ed that selectivity in the fraternity 
system "leads to a more narrow 
selection of associates." The fra- 
ternities foster, in his opinion, an 
anti-intellectual atmosphere. 

After graduating from Andover 
I in 1942. Coffin spent a year at the 
i Yale School of Music and then 
entered the Army. At the time of 
his discharge in 1947 he was a 
captain, having served as an in- 
fantry platoon-leader and a liai- 
son officer with the French and 
Russians. 

Yale '49 

He returned to Yale, graduating 
in 1949. After a year at the Union 
Theological Seminary in New York 
City, he entered the government 
service. There he spent three "se- 
cret" years working for the Cen- 
tral Intelligence Agency on Rus- 
sian affairs. He received his B. D. 
from Yale Divinity School in 1956. 
He was chaplain at Andover last 
', year. 

1 Coffin is married to Eva Rubin- 
stein, daughter of concert pianist 
Arthur Rubinstein. She is a for- 
mer ballet dancer and actress, 
having appeared in the Broadway 
production of "The Diary of Anne 
Frank". The Coffins have one 
child, a two-month old daughter, 
Amy. 



Wellesley Cuts Weekly Class Time; 
Tufts Initiates Gut Course Reform 



Serious scrutiny of curricula has 
resulted in a major class schedule 1 
change at Wellesley and a move- 
ment to reform "gut" courses at 
Tufts. 

Wellesley's Academic Council 
has expressed its faith in the in- 
tellectual maturity of the student 
body by initiating a program of 
two one-hour-cla.ss periods a week. 
The new schedule will leave Wed- 
nesday and Saturday mornings 
free from classes. 

Liberal Ideal 

In a report to the student body, 
the Wellesley administration cited 
increased emphasis on independent 
study, increased control over the 
use of time by the student, and 
"an island within the week for In- 
dividual study and reflection" as 
three major benefits of the new 
program. 

Although it is a radical depar- 
ture from Wellesley tradition, the 
new plan will focus more intense- 
ly on the primary goal of a liberal 
education, according to Wellesley 



College authorities. Prior to the 
change, the Wellesley class sche- 
dule was similar to Williams, 

At Tufts the "gut" course may 
soon pass into history, A special 
committee has been created by the 
Student Council to study easy 
courses and minimum academic 
standards. 

Weekly Report 

This action came in response to 
a powerful campaign on the part 
of the "Tuft's Weekly" which has 
been instrumental in focusing at- 
tention on this question. The 
"Weekly" has started a series call- 
ed the "Gut of the Week" which 
starts off as a catalogue descrip- 
tion of a course and then proceeds 
to give a brief but devastating pic- 
ture of its simplicity. A personal 
column artfully reinforces the ar- 
ticle by a deliberately cynical view 
of the campaign. 

Much controversy has arisen 
over these developments, and re- 
forms by the student government 
seem to be underway. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1958 



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Nlarcli 19, 1958 



Nuinl)C'r 13 



PhD Speed-up? 

lU/ Ben Scliciuk 

l''afiilt\ icac'tioii Id a New \'()ik "Tiincs" ar- 
ticle cli'C'iviii'j; liic picsriit iiia.slir'.s and doftoral 
dcirrcf piot^iaiii.s in tiic iiatidiis colicucs and iiiii- 
\cisitir.s .siiowcd m'ncial aujiccmciit with the .scii- 
tiiiifht ol tlic aitic'lc, and picsi. iitcd .si'\c-ial pro- 
po.sal.s loi soh iiii; till' prohh-ni. 

Tin' article, written b\' Heiijainin Kine in the 
March 2 i.s.suc, .said that one oF the major reason.s 
lor the present triowinn .shorta'^i' ol .school and 
colk'He teachers lav in the iiiahilitv or iinwillinir- 
ness ol ))ro.specti\ f teaeliers to .spend the neces- 
.sar\- time to ])roenr<' a doetoi- ol philo.soplu' de- 
i;;ree. 

I'"ine refered to the annual icp;)il ol the Pres- 
ident of Smith Collet;!', Di'. Benjamin !•'. Wiii^lit, 
which rt'ported that the woik loi' a I'll. 1). is not 
e()m|)leted. in iiian\- ca.se.s, until ten to filteen 
N'ears altei' t^radiiation from eolli'<j;e. 

7'.'/»/)//r;.s/.v ())/ l\rsi'(ii'cli 

I'ine attributed to Wiit^lit, with other jirom- 
inent I'diieatois. the c()mi)laint that "too ninch 
emphasis i.s placed upon the research oi' thesis 
side of the Ph. D." and that ■the Ph. D. pioij;ram 
is often too liirid and rea;iniented". 

Ualph Winch, Professor of Plusics, stated that 
he did not think that the I'll. D., as a leseareh 
decree, "should he tampered with", lie sii<j;t;ested 
that an alternate device shonki he established 
lor persons who are |>rimaiil\' inti'restetl in teach- 
inir. This decree would base e(|iial status with 
the Ph. 1)., but would concentrate on broad 
trainin<j; h)r teachers, rather than on si^ecific re- 
seai'ch. 

Winch .spent loin- \car.s in takiny; a Ph. I), in 
physics from the L'iii\ersit\' ol Wiseonsin, and 
lelt that his trainintj; was \ er\' "stiiiinlatinij;", al- 
thoiiirh perhaiis not direetK' benelicial to his 
teachiiiti; career. 

.\nsoii Piper, .Vssociatc Prolessor ol Homaii- 
tic Lanirnaiics, agreed, "on the whole", with the 
article. 

Pipei' lelt that tlie present s\stem was ex- 
cellent lor men who inteml to contiiine in the 
field of research, but that it was niijnstilied in 
teacher preparation, lie proposed that two routes 
toward the Ph. 13. he established: the thesis route 
for resi'arcli seholors, and a more ireneral route 
witli less minute research lor prospective tea- 
chers in liberal arts. 

Piper spent ei<i;ht xcars, also at Wisconsin, 
earning a Ph. D. in the field of Siiaiiish. Me felt 
tliat the tiiiu' ]K'rliaps could ha\ e been better 
spent. 

Accdvrdlc Edticalioii 

I'Vederick L. Schumaii, Prolessor of Political 
Science, felt that the ]iroblem of the length of 
time iiecessarv to obtain a Ph. D. conid best be 
solved by acci'leratini^ the whole proirram of 
education. Students, be said, should "beij;in ear- 
lier and work harder". 

He added that the emphasis on 'ori!j;inal re- 
search" in a doctoral thesis is "rather inisjilaced", 
and that this conld be one of the causes of the 
delav. Sehnman took a Ph. D. in political science 
at the Unixersity of Cliicaffo. spendint!; oulv three 
years in the jjroce.ss. 



RECORD Interviews 
Harvard Law Students 

Williams iriadiiates at Harvard Law School 
tijeneralK- have uiideru;oiie a tlramatic chaiii^e in 
intellectual attitudes and stnch' habits aecordint^ 
to a recent UEC01{D snr\e\-. 

Harvard law students seemed to find some 
truth in the law school ailaj^e "They scare you 
to death the first year, work you to death the 
second, and bore you to death the third year. 
First vear law student Charlii' Kirkwood "57, is 
stncKiiin ()\i'r twici' as much as he did at Wil- 
liams, kirkwood, a former political eeononu' ma- 
jor, felt his |)ul)lie speakinti and eonstitntioiial 
law courses at Williams lia\e helped his initial 
adjustment to law school, lie iioti'S that classes 
are iiiueli more business-liki', then' is little ent- 
tiiiij;, and students are alwaxs |)repared. 

Altlioiiii;li the iuformation Kirkwood ac- 
(|uircd at Williams has not helped his law stn- 
clics, he belicNcs the best liberal arts preparalion 
for law school is learninir to read thoront^hly 
and abstract vour ideas. Kirkwood now wishes 
he hatl learned to take better noti's at Williams. 
Despite the increased work, Kirkwood claims 
he still has time lor an ade(|uate social life. 

Tlwsi.s Helpful 

N'ernon Scpiires '56, a second vear law stu- 
dent, beliex'cs his political science thesis was 
especialK' <j;ood iirc'iiaration since much of law 
is research. "I did \c'rv little talkiiiLi; about eour- 
;i's out of class," S(|nires recalls of his iinder- 
;iaduate da\s. "I (liink U'illianis was lor me 
iiu;re ol a recital— 1 ne\er ((uestioned as much 
is I could have." The law student considers a 
lilteen pai^e assignment at Harvard bit; since 
he inav S|5end sevi'ral boms thinkint; his wav 
tlir<iu<j;h it. Sipiires feels that extra-curricular ac- 
tivities at Williams are important, bnt warns 
at;aiiist over-extension "If a person wants to do 
well in i;rad school," be savs, "emphasis should 
be on academic. Too nianv extra-curricular ac- 
tivities can take niuch out of vour courses. I 
feel I overextended them. If a student is not 
t;oinir on to t;raduate school, this inav not applv. ' 

\t> Mid-[jc(ir Exdiii.s 

Duaiie Sari^isson .55, who is in his last vear 
ol law school, recommends a broad education 
especiallv in sciences and math to develop the 
abilitv to deal with abstract ideas. .\lthou<j;h 
there art' no tests, (juizzes, or jiapers until the 
end of the vear, Sari;isson finds that the work 
at law school is much more consistent than the 
crisis to crisis studvinu; at Williams durinir hour 
tests. ".At Williams," he observes, "Hie class 
seems to be tijeared to the averai;e stndi'iit. Here 
the class is t^carcd to the top iiiembers. The 
others mav have to spend time ij;ettinij; it on 
their own. ' 

Dnrinif his spare time Sart!;isson assists the 
Harvard Law School Director of .\dmissioiis. The 
ollicial attitude in tlu' admissions ollice is to 
stress ail applicant's academic record and his 
aptitude tests. Sar<;issoii, however, considers 
extra-curricular activities essential for a broad 
education althouirh they are uiiim|)ortant in 
t!;ainin<j; admittance to Harvard Law School. 

CJontrarv to ireneral opinion law students do 
have time for jobs and social activities if thev 
are efficient in their studv habits. As for jret- 
tint; the proper preparation for law school, one 
law student summarized the i^revailinij attitude, 
"If you've learned to study and think at Wil- 
liams, vou'll have no trouble here. I'd say Wil- 
liams offers a student evervthin^ he needs to be 
a success at jrrad school. Whether he takes ad- 
vantaj^e of this, is up to him." 




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THE W ILLIAMS RECORD, WEIJNLSDAY, MARCH 19, 1958 



Spring Baseball Tour 
To Open Against Elon 



The vnrsily baseball team will 
meet its first competition of tlie 
year on its annual Southern trip 
over spring vacation. 

PhiyinB elBht Hames in as many 
(lays, Coach Bobby Coombs' tour- 
mn sciuad will consist of eiKhteeii 
players, includinn nine returning 
k'tlermen. Returning batterymeri 
are hurlers Crawford BlaKdon and 
Bob Rediske and backstops Tom 
Christopher and Marv Weinstein, 

Bill Hedeman at first base, Rich 
Kagan at second. Captain Rick 
Power at short, and Bob McAlaine 
at Ihird will all be back at their 
mlield spots this year. Outfielder 
Bob Iver.son. who hit .307 last 
year, returns a.s well. 

Trip Schedule 

The team opens Tuesday against 
I'llon College at Elon, North Car- 
olina. Then follows a five game 
.series with Pheiffer College in 
.Meiscnheimer, North Carolina, 
uhich climaxes with a double- 
header Saturday. The following 
Monday the team returns North, 
laking on Rutgers at New Bruns- 
wick, N. J., playing Upsala at East 
Orange Tuesday, and returning to 
Williamstown that night. 

Other Ephmen going .south in- 




CATCIIER WKINSTEIN 

elude outfielders Rich Lombard. 
Mike Bai-ing-Gould. Norm Walker, 
Charlie Dunkel, and pitclieis Bob 
Buclier, Ned LeRoy. Don Lischer. 
Bruce McEldowney. Tom Piper, 
and Bill Todt. 

Coacli Coombs feels that the 
succe.ss of tliis year's team depends 
largely on how his 'young pitchers 
develop." 



Boyd, Halligan Return 
To Lead Varsity Golf 

The Williams varsity golf team 
will piepare to defend its New 
England championship by spend- 
ing the spring recess training in 
the south. The team, led by Cap- 
tain and college champion John 
Boyd, will spend six days at Pine- 
hurst, North Carolina, and will 
wind up the vacation by playing 
pick up matches with two local 
Marine teams. 

Ilarvaril, MIT 

A grjup of fifteen hopefuls un- 
;! r coach Richard Baxter will 
leave the snow fields of Williams- 
town on March 22nd to prepare 
Toi' their first match on April 9th 
against Harvard, who defeated th-,' 
Eplimen last year 5-2, and MIT. 

Contending for the top positions 
will be Hanse Halligan, runner up 
U) Boyd in the college champion- 
.sliip. Itob Foster and Bob Julius. 
.lie standout of last year's fresh- 
man team. The dual home matches 
this year will include Boston Col- 
lege. RPI. and Yale. 

The purple golfers will be seek- 
ing their third straight New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate title this sea- 
son. The Ephmen overcame 23 
other colleges for the title last 
year. Boyd. Foster, Sam Davis 
and Halligan who gained the .semi 
final round last year will be re- 
tui'ning from the championship 
leam. 



Lacrosse 



The veteians of last year's 
freshman team have boosted the 
Williams Lacro.sse Team which, 
under the coaching of Jim Os- 
tendarp and the leadership of 
Captain Dave Andrew, will go 
South during Spring Vacation. 
Their .schedule is: 
Mai-. 26; Washington and Lee 
Mar. 27: University of Virginia 
Mar. 28: Loyola i scrimmage) 



Chi Psi Drops A. D. 
53-51 At N. Adams 

On the strength of a last second 
jump shot by Chubby Jeffrey Chi 
Psi eD'g:d its way into the Indus- 
trial basketball league playoffs. 53- 
51 last Sunday at the expense of 
the A. D.'s. 

The win enabled Chi Psi, spon- 
sored by Unis Grill to move into 
fourth position in the seven team 
league and thus gain a berth in 
the playoffs to be held after 
Spring Vacation. 

Excelsior Printing Co. wound up 
in first place followed by a two 
way tie for second position be- 
tween Dairyland and Alpha Delta 
wlio are spon.sored by the Dinner 
Bell Restaurant. In all likelyhood 
Chi Psi will meet A. D. again in 
the first round of the playoffs as 
Dairyland backed into the second 
place tie by virtue of the A. D. loss. 



Netmen To Open 
With Spring Trip 

The varsity tennis team will 
tra\el .south this spring vacation 
to engage in six matches to tighten 
its strings for regular .sea.son com- 
petition. William and Mary, U, Va., 
North Carolina <2i, the Country 
Club of Virginia, and Navy arc 
slated as opposition for the week 
tour. 

Led by Captain Karl Hir.shman 
from Malverne, New York, the net- 

I sters should again be strong, since 
only ex-Captain Sam Eells is 
missing from la.st year's winning 
lineup. The nucleus of the team 
will be formed around seniors 
Hirshman, Tom Shulman, Dave 
Leonard, and Bob Kingsbury, and 
junior Joe Turner, all of whom are 
returning letter winners. Rounding 

I out the .squad will be Ernie FlcLsh- 
man and Tom Davidson, both jun- 
iors, as well as .sophomores Greg 
Tobin, Bob Pyle. Eric Jaeckel, Fos- 

, tei Devereux, and Pete Beckwith, 
The schedule for April and 
May lists eleven contests, six of 

[ which will be at Williams, Tough- 

[ est competition is expected from 
Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Am- 
herst, and Army. 




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Record Holders Lift 
Eph Track Prospects 

The Williams track team will 
begin formal practice sessions af- 
ter Spring Vacation. Coach Tony 
Plansky's squad will seek to im- 
prove its 2-2 dual meet record of 
last year when it lost to both Am- 
herst and Wesleyan in Little Three 
contests but placed third in the 
Easterns. 

According to Captain Bill Fox, 
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Bryant's Beavers Win 
Faculty Bowling Prize 



Williams College 
its fifth season with 
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NEWS 
NOTES 



ART SHOW - Tao Ho '60, of 
Hong Kong plans a one man art 
exhibit in ABC room, Baxter Hall, 
April 5-12. This will be his second 
Williams exhibit in which he hopes 
to show the ways in which his art 
courses here have developed his 
style in painting and design. 

"BALLYHOO" - The third an- 
nual student musical attracted 
ninety persons for its tryouts. The 
show, written by Robert Vail '58, 
and directed by Peter Culman '59, 
will revolve around the theme of 
a traveling tent show. 



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Bryant Vs. Welanetz 
Eager Beavers triumph over wary Canaries 

— Photo by Mapes 



This year's winning team was 
Bryant's Beavers, captained by 
"Bill" Bryant, Assistant Superin- 
tendent of Buildings and Grounds. 
In winning, Bryant's team beat 
the runners-up, Gary's Canaries. 

Rounding out the five team 
league were Evert's Eels, the first 
half winners. Waterman's Wea.sels 
and cellar-dwellers. Chandler's 
Chimps. 

Outstanding individual perform- 
ances were also recognized at the 
banciuet. Local lawyer Dixon Mar- 
shall compiled the highest season 
average. 98.3. Rookie of the year, 
"Lee" Hirsche, art instructor, was 
second wilh 92.1 and Reverend 
Coffin, third with 91.1. Pine Cob- 
ble School principal Dwight Little 
had the dubious distinction of re- 
ceiving the "gutter award." 

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member.ship of thirty-seven, which 
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ler in the javelin. Bill Fox in the 
440, and Charley Schweighauser in 
the high jump will form the nu- 
cleus of the squad. 

Other returning lettermen are 
George Sudduth, who was out- 
standing in winter tracii, and 
Chip Ide in the sprints. Dave Pla- 
ter and John Van Hoven are the 
leading contenders in the discus 
and shot-put respectively, with 
Tony Harwood a strong favorite in 
the pole vault. Dave Canfield is 
expected to hold Williams hopes 
in the mile. 



WakU'ii; After a louK delay THE PRINCE AND THE SHOW 
(;iHI. will liiiallv arrive in WillianistowM. In this frothy flick Hie 
sereeii will he filled by the hroacl shoulders of Laurence 01i\ ier 
and thi' hroad profile of Marilyn Monroe. 

Thursday and Friday SINGINC IN THE RAIN and TIIK 
SWAN will entertain the pre-\aeatioii Williams fliek-stiuads. Alec 
Cuiuness and Craee Kelly share the liiiu'lit;ht in THE SWAN one 
of the first ^reat CJuiuness successes. 

North Ailaiii.'i 

Mohawk: PEYTON PLACE with Laiia Turner, Hope LahL;, 
Diane \'aisi, Hiiss Tamhlyii, and IJoyd Nolan. 

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)liiine LXXU, Number 14 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 




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FRIDAY, MAHC:iI2L 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



(kil Editors Seekirny Alumni Sales; 
Parents Tapped In Drive On Debt 



steps to inciciisc yciulxxjk leve- 
a^o thai tlic Hoard cxpi-ctcd to nm a 



The 1958 Gul Board, in a recent nioetiiij^, took action on tlnc( 
nil,' and sales. This followed the aniiouiiccnieiit (wo weeks 
,l,l,tof $500. 

The first step was acceptance of an offer made by Ralpli Uen/i, Kcbtor of the Ahnniu Review 
I,, I a free fnll-pa^e advertisement m the eonniii; issue. As a result 100 more vcarbookv 
,■(1 The Cul has also .sent letters to parents ol Ireslinien and npperclassmen asking 

The present_ financial situation of the Williams yearbook was outlined " 



N'..inager Nick Frost '59, in a 
I'hursday RECORD interview. Tiie 
louil cost of printing ttie year- 
liDoks will be approximately $7000. 
S.ilos to date have been $3105 on 
4i,n books of the 800 now on order. 
A'l .ertising revenue totals $1330. 

The revenue from the solicita- 
tion letter to the parents currently 
to;al $520, with returns incom- 
pli'le. The total present assets of 
Uii> Gul run to approximately 
$4955. 

Debt Can Be Avoided 

If all 800 copies of the yearbook 
are .sold, the Board will break even 
nr f.nish the year with a small 
jy.ofit. With an expected debt of 
S."iOO Lhc Gul requested a loan from 
th> S./VC but was turned down. 

Tho new steps that have been 
ur.dprlaken form an attempt to 
eliminate the need for any subsidy. 
Ci-Editor Mac Hassler '59, com- 
mmted "Tlie Board is now opti- 
mistic about the future. If these 
plans work out we should be able 
to avoid a debt." 

Alumni support, along with in- 
creased student backing, will be 
.sought next year by the Qui. In 
addition, the 1959 Gul is contem- 
plating a proposal for subscription 
payment through the semester col- 
lege bill. They also plan to go be- 
fore the new CCF with a balanced 
budget in order to seek funds on a 
firm financial footing. 

Eph Creative Writing 
Published By Ogilvie 

English Professor John Ogilvie 
has issued a mimeographed pam- 
phlet entitled "Williams Campus 
Writing" in which he includes rep- 
II sentative work from his creative 
composition courses. 

Ogilvie states that Writing "is 
offered to the college community 
in the absence of a functioning lit- 
erary magazine both for its intrin- 
sic interest and as a touchstone 
of current literary activity at Wil- 
liams." 

There is no charge for the book- 
let. 

Content 

■'The Trial" by William F. Pox 
is an account of the arraignment 
of Jesus Christ in a Jewish court. 
A Word if You Please, Sir," 
fii.sl of a series of three poems 
by Peter B. Tacy, is a revolt against 
itlealism. 

Charles C. Ormsby has a sen- 
sitive story of the dedication of 
Gettysburg from the points of view 
of several spectators at that his- 
toric event. 

The first of four poems by Paul 
M. Watson are reflections on the 
state of the world on Christmas 
Eve. 

"Job" by James D. Bell is the 
story of a child's relationship with 
a servant and with his parents. 
David T. Hildreth has a short tale 
of teen-age experiments with 
drinking called "Orange." 

Raymond A. Montgomery's "Tak- 
en" tells the story of a young 
Spaniard who wants to have a good 
time and the insensitive American 
tourist who kills the boy In an 
automobile crash. 



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Critic Lauds AMT's 'Dirty Hands'; 
Vail, Ann Chatin Called Outstanding 



By P. Antonie Distler 

'Throughout, a fine perform- 
ance: at times, brilliant' would 
best characterize the Cap and Bells 
— A. M. T. production of "Dirty 
Hands"— the Jean-Paul Sartre 
play which opened at the A. M. T. 
on Wednesday and which closes 
tonight. 

The play, on the whole, was well 
acted. However, there were, as one 
would expect, definite high and low 
moments. High moments came in 
the performances of Bob Vail, as 
Hugo, and Ann Chatin, as Jessica. 
Hugo, a young intellectual of an 
upperclass family was played by 
Vail as sometimes brittle, some- 
times volatile, but always with a 
sense of complete understanding of 
tremendous rents and warpings of 
the character's moral fibre. Hugo's 
moments of strength, weakness, 
triumph and indecision were all 
there and brilliantly portrayed. 

Miss Ann Chatin took the audi- 
ence througli the youthful foolish- 
ness, the egotistical, animalistic 
sexual slants, and the blunt seri- 
ousness of Jessica with the aplomb 
of the polished actress which she 
has proved herself to be in for- 
mer A. M. T. productions. 

In handing out acting Kudos it 
would be impossible to overlook 
the excellent jobs turned in by 
Cathy Martin, as Olga and Bill 
Edgar, as Hoederer. Both roles are 
extremely difficult^-Olga, the 
typical woman communist, Hoe- 
derer, the party boss who is 
shrewd, open-at-times, and force- 
ful. The only point of contention 



these otherwise fine performances 
would be a lack of the necessary 
force in Hoederer to make it pos- 
.sible for him to emotionally and 
intellectually overpower Hugo, as 
he should do in Acts V and VI. 

As for direction Giles Playfair 
has pieced the show together to 
product the effect of steady, hard, 
powerful sledge-hammer covered- 
with-a-generous-supply-of-felt im- 
pacts which culminate in the death 
of Hugo. 

A drama-melodiama, the play 
takes you within the thoughts and 
emotions of its characters. It is 
good theatre. 



Comiiiittee Chooses 
30 Junior Advisors 

Thirty Sophoiiioies liave been chosen to .serve as junior Advi- 
seis in the freshman (piad next year. 

A (Committee made up of present and fonner JA's working in 
eonjiiiictioii with Dean of I"'rcsliinen William G. Cole made the 
selections. The (Committee iiichided Jack Love, Charlie Clilchrist, 

Sandy Fetter, Larry Nilsen, and 
Ted Wynne from the class of '58, 
and Junior Jerry Rardin, Woody 
Burgerl, Len Grey, and Steve 
Saunders. 




For list of New 
.see page 4. 



Junior Advisers 



DEAN COLE 

no ironclad rule 



Superior Students Get 
Extended Opportunites 

Plans for new opportunities for ', American education. Among the 
exceptional students at Williams leaders has been Charles Keller, 
College in 1958-59 are now com- ' Brown Professor of History, 
plete. The program is outlined ini 
a special section of the new College 
Catalogue. 



Among the benefits offered are; 
advanced placement credit for sec- 
ondary school work, opportunity 
to earn a degree in less than four 
years, opportunity to take honors 
seminars in the sophomore year, 
and the recently developed honors 
program. 

The new programs have been 
gradually instituted over the past 
few years, primarily from efforts 
of several Williams faculty mem- 



which this critic would raise with bers vitally concerned with current 



Registration To Take Place After 
Vacation; Catalogues Available Nov) 

Registration for the 1958 academic year will take i^lace after 
Spring vacation from April 7-11. At this time, 260 sophomores 
vvill choose their major courses from ainoni? the twenty fields 

offered. 

The registrar's office announced 
that catalogues for next year 
would be available on March 20. 
Students are urged to pick up these 
catalogues before vacation so they 
can decide on their courses dur- 
ing the recess. 

Instructions for registration will 
be available on Thursday, April 3 
in the registrar's office in Hop- 
kins Hall. 



Majors 

At the present time, the most 
popular major is English, with 14 
per cent of the junior and senior 
classes registered in that depart- 
ment. Running a close second is 
History, with Political Science, 
Physics, Chemistry, and Economics 
following in that order. 

Those students who have main- 
tained high averages in the pre- 
requisite courses will be allowed 
to enlist as candidates for Honors 
Degrees. Aproxlmately 80 are ex- 
pected to do so. 



Robson Family Gives 
Chemistry Fellowship 

Tlie Lawrence E. Robson Fel- 
lowship for the most outstanding 
and deserving chemistry major will 
be awarded for the first time In 
June, 1959. The funds for the fel- 
lowship were set up by the family 
of the late Lari-y Robson who was 
killed in an automobile accident 
earlier this year. 

"The Lawrence E. Robson Mem- 
orial Prize in Chemistry" will be 
a grant of four hundred dollars, 
the winner to be chosen by a com- 
mittee of three from the chemis- 
try department, including the 
chairman of the department. 

At Williams Robson was a 
chemistry major with future plans 
in the medical profession. He was 
a Dean's List student and served 
as recording secretary of Theta 
Delta Chi. 



Advanced Placement 

Advanced placement credit for 
courses taken in secondary school 
was first given by the college to 
students passing special College 
Board examinations two years ago. 

This year for the first time spe- 
cially qualified sophomores were, 
with the consent of the Dean, al- 
lowed to enroll in honors seminars. 

Qualified freshmen entering 
Williams next fall will be allowed 
to complete the requirements for 
a degree in less than four years. 
This may be accomplished by us- 
ing advanced placements credits, 
tailing more than the usual five 
courses, and eaining credits 
through summer school work. 

Special Courses 

Some departments next year 
will offer special courses for ex- 
ceptional students, and students 
will be allowed to enroll in semi- 
nars outside their major field of 
study. 

Students also will be allowed to 
study special subjects not ordin- 
arily offered, with a specially as- 
signed member of the faculty. 

These plans are in conjunction 
with a general movement in Eas- 
tern colleges to give the more ad- 
vanced student an opportunity to 
dig more deeply into subjects that 
he is Interested in, both within 
and outside of his major field. 



Pressure had been put on the 
committee this year to choose at 
least one junior adviser from each 
house. A RECORD editorial fol- 
lowed by a recommendation from 
the Social Council suggested that 
the committee make "every effort 
possible" to choose one man from 
each fraternity. 

Every Effort Made 

In a Wednesday RECORD in- 
terview. Dean Cole .said, "When 
the committee began to draw up 
the list, the members decided that 
they would make every effort pos- 
sible to choose one JA from each 
house, but they didn't want to be 
bound to this by an ironclad rule. 
Every effort was made to choose 
the JA's on this basis, but when 
the list got down to the last 40 
or so, the committee realized that 
it would not be possible this year." 

"The committee members, them- 
selves all former JA's, made every 
effort to choose those men whom 
tliey thought would make the best 
Junior Advisers." he remarked. 
Junior Advisers were chosen from 
all but four hou.ses. 

"The committee did restrict it- 
self to a maximum number of four 
junior advisers from any one 
hou.se," Cole added. 



Last Issue 



With this issue, the RECORD 
ceases publication until after 
Spring Vacation. The next issue 
will be published on Wednesday, 
April 9. The Editorial Board, 
the Business Board, and their 
respective staffs wish all REC- 
ORD readers a pleasant spring 
vacation and a happy Easter. 



Keller Gives Lecture 
On Education Change 

Mr. Charles Keller, Brown Pro- 
fessor of History, discussed the 
various steps which have recently 
been taken to speed up the educa- 
tional process, for the "able and 
ambitious student" in a lecture 
Wednesday afternoon. 

Keller, former Director of the 
College Board Advance Placement 
Program, stressed particularly the 
work done in the advanced place- 
ment and early admissions pro- 
grams. The former program allows 
a student to enter college as a 
sophomore after taking college- 
level courses in high school, while 
the latter plan permits the stu- 
dent to condense four years of high 
school into three and thus enter 
college a year early. 

Williams Leads 

Williams, Keller remarked, has 
pioneered in both the advanced 
placement program and in pro- 
viding special courses for excep- 
tional, students. As examples he 
cited the honors program which he 
called "quite good," and the re- 
cent move to, open seminars to 
soptiomores. 

There has also been, he stated, 
a greater piercing of the "sheep- 
skin barrier" between grammar 
and high school teachers and col- 
lege teachers concurrent with the 
"speed-up" programs. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1958 



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Vol. LXXII March 21, 1958 Number 14 



UNWILLING 

It is sad that rushuiK and Junior Adisors are 
related. 

The Junior Adviser can-if he has the interest 
and capability-be a very important asset to the 
college. His guidance can be a constructive in- 
fluence on a freshman's whole college career. 

His connection with rushing which is not 
strong, but undeniably exists, can diminish the 
value of this asset. For rushing can be bitterly 
competitive, narrow-minded, and quite out of 
touch with mid-century America. 

The Junior Adviser Selection Committee, by 
its recent choices, has recognized this connection. 
A top limit of four JA's i)erhouse was maintained. 
Yet it was unwilling— and this would merely have 
meant a change of four out of thirty people— to 
make the best of an unfortunate situation by mak- 
ing this connection equitable. 

They did not give every house a JA. 



Letters To The Editor 

SELECTIVITY ISSUE 



To the RECORD: 

To whom it may concern, perhaps Messrs. 
Hassler, Morse, and Rose: 

At the expense of incurring your moral cen- 
sine for "selecting"you as the recipients of my 
unchristian criticism, I beg a few minutes. 

To the chagrin of your patron and Saint, 
Carry Nation, perhaps you have by now recon- 
sidered publishing your impatiently expected 
and more plausible polemic against the admin- 
istration for its continual failure to "select" more 
than a )Daucity of the many qualified Negroes to 
admission to Williams. The national ratio of 



Caucasoid to Negroid is about 10 to 1. What 
about the Williams ratio? I 

Perhaps you are wondering if, in the course 
of your moral and ethical crusade, there will 
be enough liatchets for the necks of every exist- 
ing institution, ])erson, and cellular organism, 
all of which, in the last analysis, operate on a 
selectivity principle? But, John, how could thev? 
History must be wrong, for we are told by the 
dissenters "after] serious thought" that "it is an 
unrealistic assumption . . . that man has the right 
to accept those with whom he feels comiiatible 
and reject those for whom he has a distaste . . . 
because it is impossible for man to insulate him- 
self from those whom he does not like." 

Must we now dissolve the family, drop our 
church affiliations, and discard all qualifications 
for citizenship? Are we now doomed to lose the 
freedom of association in addition to the many 
other riglits that are being curtailed? 

But we all must have causes, mustn't we? Are 
you tliree really so arrogant as to imagine that 
in your livs you have been following your ideal? 
Think! Your recent actions suggest the opposite. 

Do you sincerely believe that men are or 
can be what your Utopian and unnecessary inter- 
pretation of Christianity suggests they be? Was 
your individuality so weak that you had to insu- 
late it from your former "co)iforming" fraternity 
brothers? In your future conferences with God— 
I'm certain the editor of "The Tower" can ar- 
range the next one— will you advise Him to 
jettison His selectivity and let us all through the 
gates? 

Until the day when you blush embarrassing- 
ly at your zealous immaturity, I can only echo the 
classic weariness of good ole' Charlie Brown: 
"Good Grief"! 

John L. Winnacker, '57 



ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN 

Why can't the combined talents of the Wil- 
liams Outing Club and the Department of B and 
G get on the stick and remove the remnants of 
their Winter Carnival masterpiece in front of 
Chapin Hall? It was their idea— now let them do 
something about it. 

Joe Albright '58 



'Williams Campus Writing' 
Spark Of Enthusiasm 

by Mack Hassler 

Writers will be heard, even if they must buy a print shop 
and set the type themselves. 

J_,iterally this almost happened here last Monday when copies 
of "Williams Campus Writing" were distributed to tlie fraternitius 
and Baxter Hall free of charge. If this effort was met with Ihu 
same sophistication and nonchalance which caused "Comment" 
to go into debt last year, we should be ashamed. 

Ashamed that tlie Williams student is willing to support or 
create nothing more imaginative than his own houseparty or a 
rushing committee re]jort. 

Until this campus shows more fire than at jiresent, we must 
thank these seven authors for throwing another spark of entlm- 
siasm into the tinderbox. 

Varieti/ of Exj)iTssion 

John Ogilvie, creative writing instructor, whose preface leads 
off this anthology points to tlie "variety of interest and expression 
in the work. 

William F. Fox, in "The Trial", has written tlie story of Jcsiis 
before the Sanhedrin. Caiphas comes ofl as the most interestimj; 
character, but more exciting are the brief snatciies of poetic des- 
cription which he experiments with sucli as, "Dawn . . .had slipi^-d 
in under night and spread pink rays across her belly." 

Peter B. Tacy shows himself a very ambitious poet in tlie 
three selections he has included, the most successful of which, 1 
think, is "The Young Bullfighter." Beginning with a concrete 
metaphor of the bull-ring, he modulates into the more general 
subject of a youth's sceptical, faith-seeking predicament. 

Charles C. Orinsby uses the perspective of a confederate 
soldier and the mother of a Union soldier to retell die story of 
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. His use of the speech, phrase hv 
phrase with reactions of die characters in between, is dramatic 
and successful. None of the characters come aUve except Abe, but 
he is enough. 

Paul M. Watson contributes four poems each of which seem 
to stand well for themselves. Despite one unfortunate title, "Sprint; 
in the Berkshires", and a much too long Christmas Eve letter, his 
last little poem is the most successful lyric in the anUiology. Eii- 
tided "Gramercy Park" and only twelve lines long its ballad-like 
verse and rhythms create a definite and pleasant mood. 
Vivid, but not Deep 

James D. Bell in a short )Mece reconstructs a jiassing incident 
in the life of about a 14 year old boy. His exiicriment with this 
stream of consciousness writing is vivid but, it does not go as 
deeply into the boy's consciousness as one would like. 

David T. Ilildretli' study in "Orange" is a description of a 
teenage girls drunk. If, as the title suggest, he is intending to 
heighten tlie intensity of the ex)Knieiice with this hot color, he is 
employing a very interesting device; but he does not carry it as 
far as the reader is anticipating. 

Raymond A. Montgomery ca|3tures perhaps a prevalent atti- 
tude of the American tourist in Euro)5e in his story "Taken". The 
time spent in giving an impression of the Spanish )5casaiit Carlos is 
well worthwhile for it provides an excellent backdroii for the Am- 
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SPORTS CORNER 

by Sum Parkhill 

One year ago tliis week the RECORD printed a letter from 
an Alumnus, who while well nieaninj» was somewhat misinformed 
as to the relative Athletie standings of Williams and Amherst. In 
the light of the earnage whieh Williams played with the Amhei st 
athletic teams earlier this month, to say nothing of the shutout it 
dished up to Wesleyan a week previous to that, the letter struck 
as somewhat humorous. 

In essence the letter by Hamilton B. Wood 10 disparaged the 
training habits of Williams athletes, implying a lack of intestinal 
fortitude necessary to compete on the same level as the Jeffs. To 
Mr. Wood, one year later, I would say that the record of 16 wins 
in 19 contests over the Amherst and Wesleyan weekends, speaks 
for itself, 

In connection with the matter of intestinal fortitude the ])ei- 
formances of Williams representatives in the New England com- 
petitions in swimming and wrestling as well as the National Col- 
legiate Squash Championships, forceably demonstrate that the i 
Williams man is not getting soft around the belly. 

In swimming and s<|ua,sh particularly Williams emerged from 
the ranks of the also rans to gain one tie and one undisputed 
chamiiionship. In addition and jierhaps most exemplary of the 
finest in athletic tradition was the jjerformance of Boh Hatcher at 
the New England wrestling championship. Having not previously 
wrestled a complete match this year due to an injury. Hatcher went 
on to win the heavyweight division in duee overtime matches, in 
one of which he came from behind in the last seven seconds. 



Intra-Mural Volleyball League Competition Begins; 
Sig Phi, St. A, Zeta Psi, Chi Psi Take Openers 

Faculty Team Organized 




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INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL 



Severance To Compete In Nationals 



Bob Severance, co-captain of 
Williams' varsity swimming team, 
will swim in the National Inter- 
collek,iate Swimming Champion- 
ships March 28 and 29 at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 
Michigan. 

Swimming coach, Bob Muir, also 
will go to the meet to serve as 
head timer. In addition, Muir will 
appear over CBS television on a 
national hookup in connection 
with the meet. 



finals. The 200-yard trials will be 
held Friday, in the afternoon and 
the finals, Friday night. Tlie 100 
yard trials will be Saturday morn- 
ing and the finals, Saturday af- 
ternoon. 

Tlie Williams swimmer's stiffest 
competition will probably come 
from Yale's Tim Jecko, who will 
also race in both the 100-and 200- 
yard butterfly and who holds the 
world 100-yard butterfly record. 

Severance holds the college 100- 



Severancc will compete in both ' yard butterfly record, 58.5 seconds. 

1 the 100-and 200-yard butterfly j If his time at the Nationals is 

i events. For each event the six : among the ten best for that event, 

swimmers with the best times in { he will automatically make the 

I the trial heats will race in the ! All-American swimming team. 



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Intra-mural volleyball went un- 
derway Monday with five teams 
competing in the first rounds. 

Sig Phi beat Phi Delt; St. A. 
beat DKE; Taconic beat Berk- 
shire; Zeta Psi beat Psi U.; and 
Chi Psi beat the faculty. 

Volleyball is the first of the 
two sports in which the faculty 
participate. The other sport, be- 
ing Softball which follows the vol- 
leyball season. The faculty team 
is coached by Henry Plynt, direc- 
tor of Student Aid and Professor 
Robert Ramsdell of the geology de- 
partment. 

Tuesday's games showed AD vic- 
torious over KA; Phi Sig over 
DU; Phi Gam over D Phi; and 
Hoosac over Greylock. 

Twenty-one teams are partici- 
pating in this intra-mural volley- 
ball program, including the fif- 
teen fraternities, five freshman 
entries, and the faculty team. The 
games are unofficiated. The sea- 
son ends April 29 with the play- 
offs on April 30. 

The intra-mural standings show 
AD in the lead with 78 points. Phi 
Gam second with 77 points, and 
Chi Psi third with 71 points. Soft- 
ball, tennis, golf, and track follow 
volleyball for the spring programs. 



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So the run began — across the 
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Winter Sport Statistics 

A RECORD tabulation shows the 
total results of this year's season's 
activities for varsity and fresh- 
men. 

Sport W L T 

Var. Basketball 9 12 

Frosh Basketball 7 4 

Varsity Hockey 9 10 1 

Freshman Hockey 7 11 

Varsity Swimming 6 11 

Frosh Swimming 5 10 

Varsity Wrestling 4 11 

Freshman Wrestling 2 3 

Varsity Squash 7 3 

Freshman Squash 15 

TOTALS 

Varsity 35 27 3 

Freshmen 22 14 1 



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THE WILUAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1958 



Friedman Cites Chief 
Problems Of Students 

College psychiatrist, Dr. Cyrus 
R. Friedman, spoke about the 
"Problems of a College Student" 
at a colloquium sponsored by the 
Student Infirmary Committee, 

Distinguishing the college stu- 
dent as the adolescent, Dr. F^'ied- 
man pointed out that the chief 
emotional problem of the student 
is his search for "identity." "He 
wants to feel at home in his own 
body and have an inner certainty 
of being recognized by those about 
him." 

Using two fictitious cases as ex- 
amples, Dr. Friedman explained 
the ways in which background and 
environment of the individual in- 
fluences his psychological devel- 
opment. He noted that it is often 
in relations with a girl that the 
student becomes aware of his emo- 
tional problems, usually a lack of 
self-confidence and belonging. 

As for psychiatric treatment a- 
vailable at Williams, Dr. Pi-iedman 
explained that it consists of per- 
sonal talks with the student in 
hopes of helping him cope with 
his problems. 



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DRAFT TEST: Student Aid di- 
rector Henry Flynt, Jr. announced 
this week that seniors planning to 
take the Selective Service Exami- 
nation on May 1 must secure ap- 
plications from their local draft 
boards before April 11. Failure to 
obtain the applications will render 
the student ineligible for the test. 

TREASURER'S COUNCIL: John 
Phillips '59, was elected president 
and Fay Vincent '60, took over 
as Secretary of the Council in an 
election meeting held Wednesday 
evening in the ABC rooms of the 
Student Union. Composed of trea- 
surers from the fifteen fraternity 
houses, the Council deals with the 
problems of house finances. 

MEAD FUND TRIP: Students 



selected for the Spring vacation 
trip to Washington are political 
science majors James D. Bell, 
Warren H. Hatamoto, Kyung-Won 
Kim, Paul N. Klotz, Harold D. 
Metzgar, Charles H. Simpkinson, 
and Charles D. Smith, economics 
major Frederick S. Corns and his- 
tory majors Peter F. Levin and 
David C. Phillips. Bowdoln Plan 
student Kees Verheul will also go 
on the trip which is under the di- 
rection of Political Science Assist- 
ant Professor Robert L. Gaudino. 
GERMAN CLUB: History Pro- 
fessor Robert G. L. Walte will pre- 
sent a lecture to the public under 
the auspices of the German Club 
entitled "Hitler's Rise to Power" 
on Wednesday, April 9. 



Three IRC Officers 
To Attend Conference 

Three officers of the Wllliuins 
International Relations Club will 
attend the annual national con- 
ference in Washington, D. c. 
March 30 through April 2. 

Abdule Wohabe '59, President of 
the WIRC, Joe Borus '58, treasur- 
er, and Bob Pearl '59, secretary, 
will represent the Williams group' 

The conference will be headed l)y 
Senator Green of the Senate J'or- 
eign Relations Committee. The 
theme, "Problems of the Middle 
East," will be discussed by the dri- 
egates assuming the roles of Stiite 
Department officers assigned to 
particular Middle Eastern do.sKs. 
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Students Write^ Direct 

]Sew Musical 'Ballrhoo^ 

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"lialiyhoo"— tiie third animal Williams student ninsical. 

Sixteen sonijs have been writti'u by a battery oi student eoni- 
piisers, and the show lias been in rehearsa 
vacation. It will be presented at 
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Departure from Intellectual 

"Ballyhoo", which boasts a cast 
of C5, is a departure from the 
more intellectually challenging, 
lare usually billed at the AMT 
I recently Sartre, Saroyan. Ibsen 
.md Chekov). 

Author Vail, however, calls it 
■just as valid in its own right " 
Working for such a production, lu 
said, can be "just as vital and just 
:is iirportant as working in any 
other." 

Stout, Creden Leads 

Under the direction of Peter Cul- 
man '59, Tony Stout '61, will play 
ll-.e romantic lead. Jack Creden 
■,')8, a carnival barker and Linda 
Ciackovaner of Bennington the 
loading lady. Three Bennington 
liuls will fill the belly-dancer parts 

The music was written by John 
Costello '60, Dick Crews '59, How 
ell Price '59, Mike Small '61, and 
Peter Bradley '59. It will be or 
chsstrated and conducted by Otto 
Prolich, former "chef d'orchestre" 
at the "Follies Bergeres". 

Costello and Bennington's Helen 
Coonly are choreographers. 




PLAYWRIGHT VAIL 

"just as valid" 



Gargoyle Sends 
Proposal To CC 

The Gargoyle Society has 
proposed major revisions in the 
administration of the Williams 
foreign exchange program. 

In the )'eport currently before 
the College Council for action. 
Gargoyle suggested that a per- 
manent CC committee be form- 
ed to correct what it feels to be 
major deficiencies in the pre- 
.sent loosely-defined program 
for foreign students, 

The projected committee 
would coordinate the finances 
and public relations of the vari- 
ous plans under which scholar- 
ships are presently provided for 
foreign students. The bookkeep- 
ing for the scholarship funds 
would be centralized and an an- 
nual financial report presented 
to the Council, 

In order to keep students in- 
formed about the exchange 
students, their activities and 
backgrounds would be publiciz- 
ed and a smoker held annually 
to afford wider contact with 
the student body. The commit- 
tee would also handle fund- 
raising for the program. 



Kenyon Supports 
Individual Rights 

Civil liberties and the privacy 
of the home were staunchly de- 
fended as Dorothy Kenyon dis- 
cussed "Wiretapping, Bugging and 
Other Invasions of the Home", on 
Monday, April 7. 

Miss Kenyon, a lawyer and for- 
mer judge of the Municipal Coui't 
of New York City, introduced her 
■subject by speaking of the Fourth 
Amendment, which guarantees the 
liome against unreasonable inva- 
sions of privacy. In 1928, when the 
Supreme Court decided that wire- 
in pping is not a violation of the 
Fourth Amendment, Justice Hol- 
me.s stated in his dissenting opin- 
ion that "this is dirty business", 
'udge Kenyon heartily agrees with 
him. 

Wiretapping Horrible 

Wiretapping and bugging, the 
u.'ie of hidden microphones, are a 
"horrible and shocking invasion 
"f a person's privacy", yet they 
are used by criminals, law enforce- 
ment agencies and even business- 
men. Federal and some state laws 
have outlawed wiretapping, but 
'•aw enforcement agencies can still 
use it with a court warrant. These 
agencies maintain that they must 
use wiretapping to catch criminals 
who use the same weapons, even 
though they are not allowed to 
use wiretap evidence in courts. 

Privacy Violated 

Miss Kenyon pointed out that 
wiretapping, by its very nature, 
must violate the privacy of people 
that have no bearing on the case, 
that it is a violation of democratic 
"fair play" and should be out- 
lawed completely. 



Mead Fund Visitors 
Find Trip Informative 



By Toby Smith 

The three day on-the-spot study 
of the United States Senate made 
by twelve Williams seniors and 
foreign students was termed by 
faculty adviser Robert L. Gaudino 
of the Political Science depart- 
ment, "most informative and quite 
successful". 

The subject for this year's 
Spring Vacation Washington Stu- 
dy was "The United States Senate: 
The Legislative Claim to Authori- 
ty." The twelve students who un- 
dertook the work major in Politi- 
cal Science, History, and Econom- 
ics, The basis for the study, spon- 
sored by the Mead Fund, was a 
detailed ,series of interviews with 
representatives, senators and pre- 
sidential aides. 

Meet With Executive Aides 

Monday, March 24th the group 
had interviews and conferences 
with Gabriel Hauge, Special Ec- 
onomic Assistant to the President, 
Maurice Rosenblatt of the Nation- 



: al Committee for an Effective 
J Congress, and John Ohly of the 
International Cooperation Admin- 
, istration. Mr. Ohly described in 
j detail various foreign aid programs. 
I On the second day of the legis- 
[ lative inquiry, the Williams sen- 
iors met with Senator Barry Gold- 
water I R- Arizona I and Justice 
William J. Brennan of the Su- 
preme Court. 

See Page 6, Col. 5 



Colloquy to Air Views 
Of Burnett, Schuman 

The Student Union Committee 
will present its fifth Colloquium 
at 7;30 Thursday entitled, "Co- 
existence: Two Views". The dis- 
cussion will be headed by Dean 
Vincent Bamett and Professor 
Frederick L. Schuman. 

Woodrow Wilson Professor of 
Government Schuman will take 
the side of a more active American 
foreign policy towards Russia em- 
bodying the 1955 Geneva proposal 
of Anthony Eden for a neutralized 
European zone. Schuman terms it 
•co-existence or co-annihilation". 

Dean Barnett, also a professor 
in the Political Science depart- 
ment will advance views on the 
United States' foreign policy more 
on the line of John Poster Dulles 
and other Secretaries of State who 
have followed a stiffer line with 
regard to Moscow and have eni- 
phasized military preparedness In 
Europe. 



Nine Will Work 
In Washington 

Under the auspices of the 
George J. Mead Fund nine stu- 
dents, the largest number since 
the inception of the fund in 1951, 
have been selected to work in 
Washington this summer. 

The first grant of $500 was a- 
warded to Jack Betz, who will 
work in a Congressman's office 
this summer. Betz, a Political E- 
conomy Honors major, has con- 
tacted Congressman John Vorys 
and David Dennison '40, and is 
waiting for their replies before 
making any definite decision. 

The other juniors selected are 
Dan Arons, Tom Davidson, Bill 
Edgar, Bob Embry, Mack Hassler, 
Warner Kim, John Phillips, and 
Jim Rayhill. 

Arons plans to get a job through 
the office of representative La- 
Pore of Pennsylvania, Phillips 
vvill work with the International 
Cooperation Administration, and 
Hassler hopes to work with repre- 
sentatives William H, Ayres of 
Ohio, After Kim has received 
clearance from the FBI, he will 
receive final confirmation of his 
post with the Senate Judiciary 
Committee, 

Henry N. Flynt Jr., Director of 
Student Aid, pointed out that, al- 
tjiough Betz is the Summer In- 
tern for 1958,; the others, may be 
assisted by the Mead Revolving 
Fund. 



CC Endorses Report 
On Foreign Students 

The (Jolle!j;e (4)uncil adjourned its weekly nieetinj^ Monday 
nii^ht because a (|n()ruin (10) was not present. Prexions to the 
announeenieiit tiiat an insnilieient number ol members were pre- 
sent to eonduet Inisiness, liie Conneii discussed tiie (Jarijoyle re- 
port on loici^n students. 

,\n inlornial sentiment \ote approved the establishment of a 
(X^ committee on foreif^n students unanimousl\ . Nominated bv tlie 
(Jouncii was Hon l{oi)erts 6L anil lor the (ioileo;e (Chapel ( sponsor.s 
of the Ilavstaek scholarslii])s ) Bruce Listermau ,59. Tiie Social 
(Council nominee has not i)eeu announced. 

I'l'ter I'eliiam, faculty adviser for foreii^n students, was jiresent 
at the meetinjj; to discuss tlu' Car^ovle pro|)osal. Pelliani ad\ised 
the Society on the re|K)rt. "1 think the undergraduates should have 
'- . greater responsibility in the foreign 

Navy Pilot Killed 
. Greylock 



n 



One man was killed and another 
.severely injured as a Navy plane 
slammed into Mt. Greylock on 
Wednesday night. 

Killed instantly was Lt. Eugene 
B. Ganley, the co-pilot. Lt. Ganley 
was at the controls of the twin- 
engine Beechcraft at the time of 
the crash. Tlie pilot, Comdr. Ro- 
bert D. Vandenberg was rescued 
by a rope thrown to him from a 
helicoptei' 21 hours after the 
crash. 

The plane was reported miss- 
ing en route from Michigan to 
Soutli Weymouth, Mass. Its last 
radio contact was over Albany. The 
helicopter that rescued the pilot 
was one of about thirty aircraft 
ssarching for the missing plane. 

The plane, heading northeast, 
was apparently unable to avoid the 
mountain becauseof poor visibility. 
It was just about 65 feet short of 
clearing the 3,419 foot peak, the 
highest in Massachusetts. A Navy 
inquiry team is investigating the 
crash . 



student program," he stated. 
"Many foreign students feel that 
they have never been a part of 
thL' Williams Community. This is 
the reason I am concerned." 

Pending Business 

The special meeting held a week 
ago, passed unanimously the 
freshman plan to permit all sopho- 
mores to drive on all weekends 
with parental permission. Chair- 
man Wif Floyd '61, now plans to 
present the plan to the faculty 
and trustees. 

Also passed was a plan to spon- 
sor a series of conferences on a 
current topic such as the abolition 
of nuclear testing by the United 
States. The committee has yet to 
be announced. 

President Hyland announced 
Monday that the open meeting to 
consider the yearbook finances 
had been postponed until April 14. 

The April 2 meeting approved 
the selection of Bill Tuach '59, as 
chairman of the Career Weekend 
Committee. 

Also pending action is a report 
by Ron Stegall '60, recommending 
that the CC become a member of 
the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 
OF STUDENT COUNCILS. 



Tao Ho Exhibit Opens In Baxter; 
Artist Cites Williams Development 



By Ted Castle 

An exhibit of 30 paintings and 
drawings by Tao Ho '60, a Chinese 
Bowdoin exchange student, open- 
ed Saturday in the ABC room of 
Baxter Hall. 




ARTIST TAO HO 
"Essence of Life" 

"The purpose of this show," says 
the artist, "is to see my develop- 
ment in the two years I have been 
at Williams. I started painting in 
1950 and developed my own style. 
When I came here, my work was 
very realistic. Now I'm beginning 
to realize my reasons for drawing 
a thing in the way that I draw 
it — to put something down but to 
think about it first. My idea of the 
purpose of art is to show the in- 
visible essence of the visible ob- 



ject I paint. If I hadn't taken art 
courses here. I probably wouldn't 
have had this development." 

Tao feels that the interesting 
aspect of art is not an artist's 
technique but "what niade him 
have that creative inspiration to 
make him able to draw a certain 
thing in the way that he does. To 
put it down is purely mechanical." 
He cites the example of his "Ca- 
pella," a 3-dimensional design 
made of 500 drinking straws glued 
in various triangular shapes. "Ev- 
erybody can glue straws together, 
but the idea behind the design 
is creativity — what makes it art." 

He objects to much of modern 
art because he feels that this 
creative idea is sometimes mass- 
ing. "People look at something and 
say 'How exciting!' I don't know 
what that word means. Art is not 
just to excite — to shock — you, 
there is a plan, an idea which 
caused It to be created which Is 
important." Tao feels that this 
idea is usually unappreciated by 
people who generally view art as 
a wholly visual experience. "If 
art is visual, them if you close 
your eyes there would be no art. 
I think that the idea would still 
be art even if the painting itself 
were destroyed." 

Tao plans to graduate from Wil- 
liams and go on to architecture 
school in the U. S. He says that 
architecture is the combination of 
all visual arts. "If you think of a 

See Page 6, Col. 1 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1958 



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Vol. LXXIl AjMil 9, 1958 Number 15 



The RECORD /,v proud to announce the fol- 
iowing cidclitioiis to its Editorial Board: Chias of 
i^);0—M. Bcemer, K. Cdcincnts, ]. Graham, K. 
lUindolpIt; U)H]—F. C'.hrlim.ski/, S. Klein, J. 
Ij'ech, A. W'ci.v.v. 



WE HAVE DOUBTS 

C;;iry;()vk' 1ms com)ilet('il a valuable study ol 
tiie ])iobleui of the foreign student at Williams. 

The basis of this |)roblem is the basis of so 
many problems here: not enough iiiteiest. 

Gajifoyle's )jlan to correet the problem is 
.sound: .\ eommittee, ie|)feseiitiu^ different parts 
of eollei^e life, to form a link between students 
and the Admissions Office. 



Tl\i()uij;h the 
|5ay the loreien 



committee the students— who 
students' e.\]5enses— will have a 
voice HI selection. Such a eommittee would also 
tiv to awaken student interest in the foreign stu- 
dents here. 



The foreign student is an im|-)ortaiit ]5ers()n 
foi the twentieth eentmy American to know and 
understand. 

Yet a committee is not enough. 

The problem can be finally solved only by 
the students themselves. They ninst resi^ond to 
the committee's efforts to awaken interest. 

If a qiiormn of CC members was not interest- 
ed enough in the ]5robleni to attend a meeting 
at which the Gargo\lc Plan was discussed, we 
have doubts about the rest of the college. 



Letter To The Editor 

ANSWER TO WINNACKER 

To tlu> RECORD: 

lobn Wiiinacker in the last i.ssue of the REC- 
ORD expres.sed some \erv sharp erificisin of 
Messrs. llassler's, Morse's, and Rose's act of re- 
signing fraternity membership. In snjjport of a 
belief in selectivity Winnaeker iiroposed that 
any objection to selectivity on the |Kirt of the 
dissenters is imrealistic and is the kind of ac- 
tion that threatens the order of society. The 
three dissenters also lay claim to reality when 
tlu'N- insist on a man's inabilit\' to insulate him- 
self from those he docs not like. 

It seems that |ohn has an insup|)ortal)le view 
of seleeti\ itv, and that he gra\flv overestimates 
the dissenteis' threat to all institutions. 

It is efloi tless hut not realistic to identify se 
lectivity with the institutions )ohn mentioned— 
state, family, cbnreli and college. But the reader 
of Winnacker'.s letter can object and draw at- 
tention to the fact that we do not select our 
families or state. In most cases we are born into 
these institntions. Not many )3eoi)le exjiatriate 
themselyes just so they can say they are "se- 
leeti\'e." 

As for ehureh membership, it is recognized 
that inember.ship is limited to a common faith, 
hut docs this re((uirenieut guarantee that one is 
insuhited from i)eo))le he does not like'? Does 
'o!>" fi'id insulation in these institutions? Nei- 
t'u'r is it reasonable to assume that the dissen- 
ters' position ill ri'inaining at Williams, dcsjiite 
selectivity of the student body, is a hypocritical 
l")()siti()u since these three gentlemen have no 
inlhiciict' o\cr admissions )5oliev. It apjiears 
then that "all existing institutions" are not 
threatened 1)\' llassler, Morse, and Rose. 

Vl'.i<irant Conlradietiou 

It seems, moreover, that Winnacker's concern 
is not for moral law but rather for curtailinent 
of freedom. In his (incstion "Are we now doomed 
to lose the freedom of association?" isn't there 
a flagrant contradiction of his love for freedom 
since he taunts the nsi' of indiyidual conscience 
and subse(|iR'nt action. Rather than deprive any- 
one of freedom of association llassler, Morse, 
and Rose were expressing a protest against policy 
for which they were partially resiionsible as 
menibers of houses. 

History is full of the acconnts ol protesting 
men; but the story does not stop there, for there 
are just as many accounts of intolerance. In most 
ethical codes, respect for belief is considered in- 
telligent and fair. 

"A cynic breaks stained glass windows 
In churches he may pass, 
But be would neyer throw a stone 
Into a looking glass." 

William Norris '59 



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Harvard Medical, Business 
Students Evaluate Preparation 

Williams graduates at llarvaid Business and Medical selionK 
offered constinctive advice on |)i('paialion foi- these giadn;ii.' 
schools in intersievvs with the lU'^CJOHO. 

Nine of the ten first-year llar\ar(l Business .School stndenis 
who went to Williams havi' s|)eiit several years in the arinv i i 
workiiiir before starting their graduate studies. The biisiiK s 
school encourages students to ai(|nii(' practical e.xperience h 
fore beginning grailnate work. .Vbnut eighty-five percent of il, 
.students follow this jiattern. 

Warren McOmber '57 was the only member of last ytM, 
senior cla.ss to go directly to 1 1 U.S. MeOniber eoinmented, I 
think anybody wonki he better off working first. The fellows u h/: 
ha\'e worked first liiid the I'.xpcrieiice moie interesting and \ahiali! 
than 1 have." 

Business students also reednimciided getting away from boo! , 
for a while. MeOmber, who hmnd himself pressed lor stiidvii. ■ 
time uiicler a seven-course work load ;idvisrd \Villi:mis sliideni 
to develop a study routine behire going to graduate school. 

His Williams major, political (vonoiny, helped him to apph 
an analytical approach to the case-stndv method n.sed at the hi,., 
iness school. McOmber believed more science at Williams won!, I 
have been helpful since modern business icipiires some seienlilh 
knowledge. 

Armij. Work 

Herb Smith '55 felt that the al)ilit\' to e\|)ress oneself an. I 
to work with immerieal figures is the most important preparatim, 
for Harvard Bu.sine.ss School. Smith inaiiit:nned th:it fulfilling In 
military obligation makes the stndenl more in:iture, whiih help 
to make a favorable impression on potential eniplo\crs. 

Charlie Brown '54 obseiAcd, ■■Cciierallv speaking, I h'cl tho.s, 
students who worked in business lor a few years ha\c more to ol 
fer in the cla.ssroom di.scnssion, which is a \ital learmng proccs- 
employed her(\" 

Brown found his basic accounting coorse at Williams direetK 
helphil at business school. The ability to do figure win k :ui(l writ. 
short, coiici.se jiapcrs is also essential, according to Brown. \l 
though the graduate students ha\e U'w exlra-curricnlar aeti\ itic. 
the consensus .seemed to be that tlie\- arc execllciil prep:uali(r 
for a business career. 

One student summari/.cd this atlitiuU' in sa\'ing. "I Irel ni\ 
e.\tra-ciirricular activities were nuisl enjo\:ihlc. 'I hc\ also tram 
tor leadership and res|)onsibililv-(|ualities which coi potations like. 
Medical School 

Harvard Medical School is one of the most difficult schools 
in the coimdy to enter. Each year Williams usually sends a feu 
students there. The RI^CORI) was able to interview two of these 
stiulcnts, who expressed \astlv different ideas about the Ix^st pre 
paration (or Harvard Medical School. 

jiiii C;olhcrg '55 contended that a medical student should lia\( 
a liberal arts ba.se to avoid getting in a rut in medicine. "I h:ul 
enough .science courses c\eii though I majored in |)oIitieal ecoiio 
my," he stated. CJolberg advi.sed medical .school candidates to (!<. 
independent honors research which teaches the student how to 
tackle an indiyidual prohleni. Intellectual matiiritx' resulting from 
this type of work is the key to success in medical school, (Jtilbei- 
believed. 

Dick Eearon '57, who majored in English, stated, "I wish I 
had taken more .science at Williams." Fearon noted his adjiistuuni 
to a new type of concentratetl study has left him without any oiil 
side interests. 

As lor the army and pre-inedieal .school work the situation i 
entirely different from the business school: it is difficult to gaii 
practical experience in medicine in the army and the milit:uv""ol 
ligation maybe fulfilled by interning during one's tour of duty. 




Who invented the Dry Martini? jqhn did. 
At least that is what people gasp when they 
taste one of John's Martini.s. John is the head 
bartender at the William.s Club. Visit u.s. See 
John. Try one. Yo„'U see. And then, if you care, 
you'll sec other things. Fine food. Two dining 
rooms-one dimly lit for men with ladies, and 
one for men, period. Comfortable sleeping rooms. 
Fleet-footed theatre ticket service. Come, next 
time you're in Manhattan. The Williams Club, 
24 E. 39 Street, New York. A stone's throw 
from Grand Central, if you throw good. 



THE WILLIA MS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 1958 



Trustees Against Soph 
Driving Since 1928 



The freshman proposal for 
sophomore driving permission on 
w cekends endorsed by tlie CC last 
weolc becomes another part of the 
past history of driving at Williams. 

Principal action that has been 
I alien previously by the Board of 
Trustees has mainly concerned it- 
self with the problem of college 
i)arking facilities, although there 
;ire three instances of Trustee rul- 
ings or resolutions prior to 1950 
,in student driving. 

In June of 1928 there was a pro- 
posal by a member of the Board to 

uspend driving permission for all 
-I udenls. Apparently it had been 
11! effect for a number of years 
prior to 1928 for juniors and sen- 
iors. The Ti'ustees ruled at that 
lime that, although the Board rec- 

1 nized the abuses present, "no 
iirastic action sliould be taken li- 
miting the personal privileges of 

lie undergraduates." A copy of 
I lie vote was sent to all parents. 



A meeting of February, 1929 con- 
sidered a proposal to extend the 
use of automobiles to all under- 
graduates. The resolution was de- 
feated. Again in 1941, a Trustee 
proposed the extension of driving 
and automobile privileges to 
sophomores who had 2 B's and 3 
C's. The vote of the Board, how- 
ever, was to maintain the current 
regulations. 

Developments since 1950, with 
-he serious curtailment of public 

ransportation in the area has in- 
creased the pressure for more lib- 

ral ruUngs. There have been three 
-successive Freshman Council pe- 
lit:ons since 1955 for sophomore 
driving permission. Two years ago 
the faculty voted in favor of the 
action but the final Trustee vote 
.vas negative. 

In 1956 the Trustees did grant 
sophomores driving privileges on 
Houseparty and special weekends. 



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Debate Team 
Takes Second 

The Adelphic Union team plac- 
ed second in the recent Siena 
College Debate Tournament in 
Troy. Williams was the defending 
champion. 

Debating on the national topic, 
the right-to-work clause, the team 
won seven of ten debates. The ne- 
gative including Tom Synnot '58, 
and Harvey Carter '60, won four 
out of five debates while the af- 
firmative, Dick Contant '59, and 
Larry Carton '60, had a three and 
two record. 

Having won the Siena tourna- 
ment in 1956 and 1957, a first 
place this year would have award- 
ed the trophy permanently to 
Williams. 

Participants in the tournament 
included, Dartmouth, Union, Mid- 
dlebury, Le Moyne College (Syra- 
cuse ) , American International 
I Springfield), St. John Fisher 
I Rochester), and Siena. 

Eph Grad Wins 
Critics' Acclaim 

"The Cross of Baron Samedi", 
the first novel of Richard Dohr- 
man '49, has received high acclaim 
by tire critics. Frederic Morton, in 
the New York Times of March 30, 
de.scribed the work as ". . .cryptic, 
hypnotic stews of white and black, 
of civilization and darkest Afri- 
ca . . .," 

A theme of evil, represented by 
the voodoo leader, Baron Samedi 
and the innate darkness of his 
Haitian realm, overcoming the in- 
sufficient moralities of civilized 
man throughout. 

Dohrman's style of writing has 
the intense shadowy, mystic, ropy 
flavour as the Haitian voodoo- 
land itself. Orville Prescott, in the 
New York Times of March 26, 
cited "... a destiny to his lan- 
guage, a deliberate soft thickness 
of texture . . .," a "coiled and 
knotty" feel, rich in background 
and a continuously high pitch of 
tension. 



New Purple Knights 
Play Modern Jazz 




L. to R. HERTEL, 
Purple Knights. 

A new and fresh sound in col- 
lege jazz is making the rounds in 
the New England college circuit. 
Williams Purple Knights Quintet, 
a versatile jazz and dance band, 
has established itself as a promi- 
nent musical group in less tlian a 
year. 
Last May the Quintet was or- 

' ganized when the larger Purple 
Knights Dance Orchestra dis- 
banded. Three members of the 
defunct group, Tom Hertel '59, Al 
White '60, and Bill Paul '60, de- 
cided to carry on the Purple 
Knights name with an entirely 
different type of band. 

Under the leadership of Hertel 
a smaller, more versatile, and eas- 
ily booked aggregation was formed, 
when trumpet player Ed Brash '60, 
and drummer Dick Moore '60, were 
added. With Hertel on piano, Paul 
on bass, and White on alto, tenor, 
and baritone saxophones the small, 
efficient unit they wislied was 
completed. 

After a limited number of book- 
ings in the spring of 1957 and 

I much greater successes through- 
out last fall and the present year. 



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leader Tom Hertel noted, "we've 
arrived." 
I Versatility — the Key 

The Purple Knights have "ar- 
rived" the hard way. Featuring 
modern jazz in colleges accustom- 
ed to the traditional strains of 
dixieland jazz, the band has pleas- 
ed audiences at such places as 
Bryn Mawr, Smith, Middlebury, 
and R. P. I. 

Hertel cites versatility, however, 
as the key to the Knights success. 
"Being able to play a good 'soci- 
ety' dance sound, hard-driving 
jazz at the philharmonic, and mo- 
dern jazz also has enabled us to 
play every type of engagement 
from a Junior Prom al Bryn Mawr 
to casual fraternity affairs on the 
Williams campus," commented 
Hertel. 

In the very near future the Pur- 
ple Knights Quintet is scheduled 
to appear at the University of 
Maine, Hamilton, Middlebury, and 
a New Canaan, Connecticut, Can- 
cer Benefit. Other engagements 
later in the spring are expected 
to be followed by an extended sum- 
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Baseball Team Drops 
Five Southern Games 

Travcllinu; south diiiiiii^ .s|iiiiiif vacation, the \aisitv baseball 
team en^ancd in six contests with three difterent opponents as 
they compiled a 1-5 record. 

The opening contest ai^ainst Elon ('olleij;e in North Carolina 
lonnd tiie Ephs unprepared to lace a strong team already 
untler wav in its rei.^nlar season schedule and dropped 
cision. Following this game on 
Monday the 24th. rain plagued the 
team for the next three days, 
forcing them to play two double 
headers on Friday and Saturday 
with Pheiffer College. On Friday 
the team dropped both seven inn- 
ing games by 6-0 and 6-4 scores 
and repeated the performance on 
Saturday 7-6 and 5-0 in two more 
abbreviated contests. 

The team moved north on Sun- 
day and was rained out in a sche- 
duled game with Rutgers. Tues- 
day a break in the weather allow- 
ed the team to grab their only win 
of the trip over Upsala 2-1. 

Although the record is far from 
impressive, coach Bobby Coombs 
thought "the team made a good 
showing on the trip." The pitch- 
ing started off weak as expected 
but. Coombs felt that the boys 
who were able to pitch on two 
different occasions showed defi- 
nite improvement, the second 
time out. Eight pitchers made the 
trip and from these Coombs de- 
clined to name a top man but 
said his number one pitcher would 
come fi-om a group of five or six 
irc'.uding Bill Tote, Ned LeRoy, 
Don Lischer, J, B. Morris, Bob 
Bucher or Bob Rediske. 

On the receiving end, Tom 
Christopher looms as the heir ap- 
parent to the spot vacated by 
Marv Weinstein. Al Erb, recover- 
ing from a hockey injury, did not 
See Page 5, Col. 3 




Current Schedule 

Varsity Baseball 
Apr. 18, Colby, Away 
Apr. 19, Bowdoin, A 

Varsity Lacrosse 
Apr. 22, Union, H 
Apr. 26, Tufts, A 

Varsity Tennis 
Apr. 23, RPI, H 
Apr. 28 No. Car., H 

Varsity Golf 
Apr. 19, Har-MIT, A 
Apr. 24, Bos. Col., H 

Varsity Track 
Apr. 19, Middlebury, H 
Apr. 25, Wesleyan, H 

Frosh Baseball 
Apr. 26, RPI, A 

Frosh Lacrosse 
Apr. 23, Mt. Her., H 

Frosh Tennis 
Apr. 23, Kent, A 
Frosh Golf 
Apr. 26, Exeter, A 
Frosh Track 
Apr. 27, RPI, A 



Varsity Baseball Coach BOBBY 
COOMBS talks with captain RICK 
POWER. 

Piper To Captain 
'58 Hockey Team 

At the annual hockey banquet 
on March 19, Tom Piper '59, was 
elected captain of the varsity 
hockey team for the 1958-59 sea- 
son. 

A defenseman, Piper exhibited 
fine defensive play besides scoruig 
five points on two goals and three 
assists. In addition to playing 
hockey, he is a pitcher on the 
baseball team. Business Manager 
of both the RECORD and the 
Freshman Handbook, and a mem- 
ber of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. 
Awards 

For the third consecutive year 
in a row Dave Cook '58, high scor- 
ing center and this year's captain, 
received the "most valuable play- 
er" award. Cook finished the sea- 
son with a total of 13 goals and 11 
assists for 24 points in all. 

Other presentations made at the 
banquet were the "most spii'ited 
player" award to Tom Thoms '60, 
and the "most improved player" 
award to Rich Lombard '58. 
1959 Team 

The varsity hockey team will 
lose five of the starting six mem- 
bers when they return to action 
next year. Gone from this year's 
squad will be seniors Cook, Lom- 
bard, goalie Denny Doyle, wing 
Dave Wood, and defenseman Rick 
Driscoll. 



Vacation Scores 

Baseball 

Wms - 4 Elon College - 14 
Wms - Pfelf fer - 6 
Wms - 4 Pfeiffer - 6 
Wms - 6 Pfeiffer - 7 
Wms - Pfeiffer - 5 
Wms - 2 Upsala - 1 

Lacrosse 
Wms - 6 Washington & Lee - 
Wms - 3 Univ. of Va. - 13 

Tennis 
Wms - 8 William and Mary - 
Wms - 8 Virginia C. C. - 6 
Wms - No. Carolina - 14 
Wms - 3 Univ. of Va. - 6 

Golf 
Wms - 19!' Camp Lejune - 19J2 
Wms - 12 Cherry Point - 28 



Golfers Tie, Drop 
One; Outlook Good 



The Williams Varsity Golfers 
spent their first five days of prac- 
tice this season at Pinehurst, 
North Carolina before playing two 
pre-season matches. Captain John 
Boyd and Junior Hans Halligan 
were the two leading golfers. 

Making the southern swing for 
the Ephmen were Boyd, Halligan, 
Bob Julius, Harry Love, Mike Bee- 
mer. Bill Tuach, Pete French, Sam 
Davis and two freshmen, Sidney 
McKenzie, and Pete Hager. 



Lacrosse Loses To V 
And L On Annual 



, of Virginia, 
Southern Trip 



On their annual practice trip 
during spring vacation the varsity 
lacrosse team lost games to Wash- 
nigton and Lee and the University 
of Virginia. 

Travelling to Lexington, Va. on 
March 23, the team had two days 
of practice before playing W and L 
on the latter's field. The game was 
a hard fought contest between the 
two evenly matched teams. Pull- 
ing ahead by a 4-3 score midway 
through the third period, the Ephs 
began to slack off on the attack, 
as Washington and Lee moved in- 
to a 6-4 lead. The final score read 
8-6 in favor of the opponents. 

rVA Game 

The second game scheduled for 
the trip was against UVA at Char- 
lottesville on March 27. From the 
very beginning Williams had trou- 
ble clearing the ball from behind ^ scrimmage at Amherst, Mass. a- 
the net and was consequently un- • gainst the University of Massa- 
able to build up a very powerful chusetts. The starting lineup will 
attack. Although the field was very 1 




Lacrosse captain 
DAVE ANDREW 



The first varsity match was 
gainst the Camp Lejune Mar;j 
at Camp Lejune. Dave Parkei 
the host Leathernecks led the ; 
scoring with a 76 followed clo 
by Boyd with a 77. The weal 
was cloudy and cold and folio 
the golfers throughout their 1 
The match ended in a tie, 19' 
19)5. 

The second match of the spi 
vacation tour was played uii^ 
damp conditions against the Cli. 
ry Point Marines. Williams v 
swamped 28-12 with Mike Latin 
of the home squad notching a 
Halligan was the low scorer 
Williams with 77. 

Coach Richard Baxter was a 1 it 
disappointed at the results of llie 
two matches but commented that 
the loam had hit the ball well a;id 
shows good potential. This years 
strong sophomore contingent is 
made up of Julius, Beemer, and 
Love. 

The first varsity match comrs 
against Harvard-MIT at Cam- 
bridge April 19th. With the newly 
addfd depth to the team, this 
year's varsity squad should im- 
prove last year's record. 



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Scoring for Williams in the two 
games were midfielders Rog Dank- 
meyer (3), Jim Richardson, and 
Hal McCann, and attackmen 
George Boynton i2). Bee DeMal- 
lie, and Nick Ratcliffe. In the UVA 
game DeMallie fractured his ster- 
num and will probably be out of 
action for most of the season. 

Prospects 

The lacrosse team will begin its 
regular season tomorrow with a 



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Severance, Robinson Break Three 
Records; Ephs Win 3 ISE Events 



By Toby Smith 

Bob Severance, 1958 varsity star, 
set a new 58.0 college record in 
l!u- 100 yard butterfly event over 
.spiiiii'. recess at the New England 
\,\\) Championships held in 
pitislield, Mass. Five other college 
.stiiil'nts represented Williams in 
i(-i()iial and national swimming 
co.iipi'tition. 

Lum Wins 440 

Williams made it a triple event 
vuiory on March 22nd at the 
N v. England AAU meet as junior 
aci Uon Lum placed first in the 
440 ircestyle and freshman co-cap- 
tai,! Buck Robinson took a first 
in I he 100 yd. orthodox breast- 
slnike. Lum was followed by 
fr.',')iinen Terry Allen (co-captain) 
anJ Dave Coughlin. The third 
fii hinan co-captain, Neil Devan- 
ey. Mllowed Severance in the but- 
icrllv. 

I ho following Saturday, March 
2fjili. Severance traveled with 
Co;icli Bob Muir of Ann Arbor, 
Mil lh'„'an for the NCAA National 
Cliiimpionships. Severance failed 
to (nullify although he turned in 
a ' I od time of 58.2, Coach Muir 
was head timer for the three day 
m;-il and presented the medals 
foi the 440 freestyle. Coach Muir 
IS also currently a member of the 
NC.\A Rules Committee, 

Robinson Sets Two Marks 

last Saturday, freshmen Robin- 
.suii and Allen traveled to the Yale 
y.oi] in New Haven to compete in 
ihv National AAU Championships. 
Allen swam in the 220 and 440 yd. 
events, Robinson, although not 
(iualifying for the finals, set a 



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Williams Pieshman record for the 
100 yd. breaststroke in 1:08.8. He 
also won his heat but failed to 
qualify in the 200 breaststroke in 
2:31.3, a new college record by 5.3 
seconds. 

Vacation Summaries 

New England AAU Champion- 
ships 

440 yd, free., 1st Lum, ( Williams i 
5:03.2, 2nd Allen, (Williams) 5:20. 
3, 3rd, Coughlin (Williams). 

100 yd. butterfly: 1st, Severance, 
(Williams) 58.0, (College Record) 
2nd Devaney, (Williams) 60.1. 

100 yd. breast.; 1st, Robinson, 
(Williams) 1:09.6. 

National AAU Championships 

Qual. heat - 100 breast.; Robin- 
son (Williams) 1:08.8, (Freshman 
Record ) 

Qual. heat - 200 breast., Robin- 
son 2:31.2 (College Record) 
NCAA National Championships 

Qual. heat - Severance ( Wil- 
liams) 100 yd. Butterfly - 58.2 




BUCK ROBINSON, Frosh swim- 
niiiig captain, sets two college 
marks in recent championships. 



Tobin, Hirshman Lead Spring Trip 
As Tennis Squad Has 2-2 Record 



By Bob Pyle 

The varsity tennis team won 
two and lost two matches on the 
spring trip. Two matches were 
rained out during the Southern 
practice session. 

After one day's practice, the 
team defeated William and Mary 
8-1 at Williamsburg. Two days of 
rain which cancelled the first of 
two matches with the University 
of North Carolina followed. 

Then the squad suffered a se- 
vere trouncing by the powerful 
Tarheels, 14-0. Last year at home, 
the Ephs had defeated them 5-4. 
At Charlottesville, several closely 
contested matches were lost as 
the team fell 6-3 to U. Va. Tlie 
following day the racket men re- 




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bounded by conquering tlie Coun- 
try Club of Virginia at Richmond, 
8-6. The team is expected to be 
much stronger with the addition 
of last year's three and five men, 
Dave Leonard and Bob Kingsbury, 
who were in Bermuda. 

In regular .season play the start- 
ing lineup will probably consist of 
Hirshman, Shulman, Leonard, 
King.5biiry, and Joe Turner in the 
first five .singles, and either Ernie 
Fleishman, Davidson, or Tobin at 
number .six. In doubles, Hirshman- 
Kin!!sbui-y and Leonard-Tobin will 
most likely constitute the first two 
teams while the third is still in- 
definite. 



Baseball . . . 

make the southern journey but 
has been out for practice since 
the team returned and will be 
the number two receiver for the 
present. 

Coombs expressed no disappoint- 
ment over the team's aggregate j all the support it can get. 



Letter Criticizes Williams Publicity; 
Wants Change In College Viewpoint 

To the Editor: 

A fr('(|M<'iitly disciLSsed and seldom acted ujioii topic at Wil- 
liams over the past lew years lias been that of publicity, specifi- 
cally s|)orts ]iul)licitv. Despite the industrious attempt of a few in- 
tercsteil in(li\ icluals to iui|)rove upon this condition, the jiroblem 
lias reuiainetl a jrra\e one, and in the lif^lit of it-cent administra- 
tion ap|)oiutuu'iits ill other small collej^es, the situation at Wil- ; 
liams will prohablv be e\'eii jrraver in the future. j 

The i)lame lor the jireseiit state of affairs can be traced to; 
two sources: ; 

(1) The administration, whose position and policy on puhli- 1 
city has been poorly thouj.;lit out, disori.iaiii/.ed, and imjiractical 
under its present status, and 

(2) The student body, who, with the exception of the few 
individuals refeired to abo\c, show a (general disinterest toward.s 
this condition. Duriut; the \ydst four years the "News (Sports) Bu- 
reau" was seldom manned by sludi'iits who had the interest of 
the collcfre at heart, the result beint^ that many of the athletic '• 
contest (aside from football) were written up with a very small 
dei^ree of accuracy. 

SufTp-steil ways to eliminate some of the problems are as 
follows: 

(1) The creation of an office which would deal solely 
with the publicity of the collei^e, headed by an admiiiislrator who 
had no other duties and obligations. This would be a full time job 
for one person. 

(2) A change in the administration's \iewpoiiit from that 
of the status c|uo to one where they would acknowledj^e that an 
elfective publicity pr()<j;ram would raise the prestiife ol the school 
and in the loiif^ rim pay di\idends for the moncN' that the new 
"office " would cost now. 

(3) This |)ublicity office, in order to be siiccesstul, would 
need to be manned by interested and capalile stiulents who are 
not interested solely in i^ettins^ some money Irom the collei^e or in 
huildiii'j; up an im|n('ssi\e list of extracurricular acti\ities. 

The time has come to stop talking about the problem. Some- 
thiiii; should be done iiisteatl. The recent change of the "News Bu- 
reau" to the "Sports Bureau" has not proNcn succi'ssful, e\ce])t in 
the occasional instances of considerable indi\idual effort. lmio\a- 
tions like student-sponsored dinners for pios|)ecti\'e freshmen are 
a step in the ritilit direction. Most Williams men are iirond of their 
colleije and thi'v should take an acti\"(! part in makiiisi; it better 
known. 

R. T. Marr ".57 



batting average of .203, attributing 
the weakness at the plate to the 
lack of practice the Inadequate 
cage affords. Several of the boys 
he said were hitting the ball hard, 
but right at the fielders. 

Coombs will go along with the 
veteran infield of Hedeman, Ka- 
gan, McAlaine and Power at least 
for the present, but the outfield 
is a tossup among several candi- 
dates. Selection will be based pri- 
marily on defensive ability since 
the young pitching staff will need 



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Smith Pageant 

"The Angel of Hadley" char- 
acterized in Its publicity as "a 
musical legend" is to be pro- 
duced under the supervision of 
Martha Myers at Northampton 
High School April 16. 

Mrs. Myers is the wife of Pro- 
fessor Gerald E. Myers i phil- 
osophy). The Myers' found the 
story in an old newspaper and 
Mrs. Myers wrote a book and 
lyrics for a production featur- 
ing her Smith College dance 
students. Music is by Carol Ro- 
gers '58. 

The plot concerns two Bri- 
tish officers who hid in a local 
cellar for many years one of 
whom came out of seclusion 
briefly in 1675 (September) to 
lead the townspeople against 
the Indians. Legends have 
characterized this deliverer as 
an Angel of God and a bearded 
old man. 



Tao Ho . . . 



building in two dimensions, it is 
painting. In three it's sculpture. 
When you walk inside it is en- 
closed space and so forth." 

Williams' main contribution to 
his development? "Here more pos- 
sibilities for painting have been 
opened up for me by class exer- 
cises in line, form, color, space. 
Now I'm beginning to use these 
ideas In art." 



News Notes 



POSTER PARENTS: Sigma Phi 
has "adopted" Chariklia Sourya- 
daki, a 15-year-old Greek girl, 
through Foster Parents Plan, Inc. 
They will contribute $15 a month 
toward the child's support for at 
least one year. 

Chariklia was born in Crete, 
wheie a happy family life was dis- 
rupted with the German occupa- 
tion in 1944. 

NEW LOOK: "Playboy" has an- 
nounced to us that the Ivy Look 
-s on the way out. In standard 
..ladison Avenue jargon, Fashion 
^;.\;ctor Fred Birmingham quips 
that "there are gentle seismogra- 
lyiiic rumblings indicating the first 
cracking in the Ivy stratum." Tak- 
mg its place will be the elegant, 
slim Continental style. How long 
will it last? Says Birmingham, ob- 
viously needing his mid-morning 
.nartini-milltown break: "Fashion 
creates its own obsolescence; to- 
day's fine-feathered friend may 
well turn out to be tomorrow's 
dodo." 

AMT: "The Importance of Be- 
mg Earnest" was presented Sat- 
urday by Williams actors at the 
Hillside Junior High School in 
Montclair, N. J., for the benefit of 
the Vassar Schol:,rship Fund. This 
highly stylized Victorian farce, 
starring Tony Distler and E. J. 
Johnson, was presented in Decem- 
ber. It will be revived again over 
graduation. 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The 2000th 



anniversary of the birth of Roman 
bard Ovid was celebrated here 
during spring vacation. Two hun- 
dred Classicists assembled to hear 
seventeen talks, ranging from the 
development of the Roman police 
to June's role in the Aeneid. The 
conclave was called by the New 
England Classical Society which 
elected Williams Professor George 
M. Harper, Jr., president. 

DEUTSCHER VEREIN: The 
Williams German Club will present 
Historian Robert Waite on April 
9. He will describe Hitler's Rise to 
Power. 



Hamilton Adopts 
Total Opportunity 

Hamilton College at Clinton, 
New York has adopted a total op- 
portunity program similar to that 
of Amherst. 

By a vote of 12-7, the Student 
Senate approved a plan by which 
all freshmen who wish to join fra- 
ternities will be given a bid. Af- 
ter the preferential lists of the 
rushees and the fraternities have 
been compared, the presidents of 
the houses which have not filled 
their quota will meet to pick up 
those who do not get final bids 



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week's run. Starring Tyrone Power, Charles Laujfhton anil Mar- 
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eonrtroom scenes. Based on a broadway jjlay by the same name 
the film features Charles Laughton as an aging defense lawyer. 
MOHAWK 
Danny Kaye's latest success, MERRY ANDREW is running 
for the dmation of the week. Songs such as "Salu", "Everything 
is Tickety Boo", and "Chin Up" written esiiecially for the red- 
headed comedian and done with imaginative dances make this 
film one of Kaye's best. 

WALDEN 
The suspense thriller, RIFIFI retmns with FOR WHOM 
THE BELL TOLLS Wednesday and Thursday. RIFIFI weaves 
the story of a diamond thievery with precise attention to detail. 
One suspense filled scene rims thirty minutes without a s|K)ken 
work. Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper star in tlie film version 
of the rtemingway novel also showing. 



Washington . . . 



The final day in Washins-ton 
was the most active and iniiMest- 
ing, according to mo.st of t^e 
twelve students. They conlCn-ed 
with former Secretary of .state 
Dean Acheson, Senator John Ki'n. 
nedy, (D-Mass.), Senate Mii.unty 
Leader William F. Knowland ir. 
Calif.), Representative David ;3en- 
nison (R-Ohio), and Rep. lui,,^ 
W. Heselton, iR-Mass.) wlio 
would oppose James M, Bums of 
the Williams faculty in next lair.s 
Congressional elections if li.ans 
decides to run. 

Acheson Top Man 

The general consensus of n;)iii. 
ion was that the conference dth 
Acheson was the most informative 
and intei-esting of the tour, ihey 
spent almost two hours witli the 
former Secretary in his law offices, 
and would have continued talkme 
if a dinner engagement had not 
called away the delegation fiom 
Williamstown. 

Important members of the M' ad 
Fund study group were the fonisn 
students attending Williams who 
travelled to Washington to view 
the American government in ,ic- 
tion. The seniors included Warnev 
Kim, of Korea, Warren Hataiiioto 
of Hawaii, and Kees Veiheul of 
the Netherlands. Kim commented 
that he was impressed by the hiKh 
degree of scholarship displayed by 
the Congressmen. 



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Professor Burns Seeks Democratic Nomination; 
Criticizes Incumbent, Pledges Practical Campaign 



Forty Debaters Arrive 
For Weekend Tourney 

Viwty students Iroin ten iJicparatory sehools will debate here 
this weekend in the seeond annual New ICiiffland Preparaloi) 
Seliool Debate Tournament, sponsored hv the Adelphie Union. 

The topie will he "RKSOIA'ED; That this house ajjpioves ol 

Concert NoUner's 
Last At Williams 



aililelic scholarships on the col- 
Irs'.e level." Each school will send 
,ui affirmative and a negative 
team and a faculty member. 
Participants 

Schools participating- in the 
lournament are; Andover, Choate, 
Deerfield, Gunnery, Hotchkiss, 
Portsmouth Priory, Stratford 
'Conn.) High School, Taft, Wil- 
niahara, and Worcester Academy. 

Following the opening dinner in 
I he Studeiit Union at 6; 15 Friday 
nifiht, debating will begin in Grif- 
i.n Hall at 7;30. Competition will 
iij r, sumed in the Williamstown 
-11.11 ochool beginning at 9:15 Sat- 
urday morning. Finals will be held 
111 Room 3 of Griffin Hall at 1:30 
Saturday afternoon. Teachers 
f:om the schools will serve as 
.i..dRes for the debates. 
Awards 

A team trophy will be awarded 
and individual keys will be pre- 
.seiiled to the best affirmative and 
negative speakers at the closing 
banquet in Baxter Hall. Choate 
won last year's tournament. 

Chairman of the tournament is 



Professor Walter Nollner will 
make his last Williamstown ap- 
pearance conducting the Williams 
College Glee Club in its concert 
with the Wellesley College Choir 
Sunday afternoon. 

Nollner will assume his new po- 
sition as director of the Princeton 
University Glee Club next year. 

The 80 voices in the Wellesley 
group and 50 Williams singers will 
be conducted oy Nollner and Wil- 
liam Herrmann, director of the 
Wellesley Choir, Also participating 
will be the Wellesley Madrigal 
Group, singing several secular 
pieces including two songs by Bar- 
tok. 

Accompaniment will be provided 
by a chamber orchestra of local 
residents. Robert Barrow, Chair- 
man of the Music Department, 
Tim Coburn ■(iO, assisted by George i will play the organ. Donald Brown 




CANDIDATE BURNS 
from Ivy Tower to political arena 



Gieen '61. Professor George Con- 
nelly is tournament advisor. 



'59, 
ist. 



will be featured as tenor solo- 



Moliere Farce To Open Tuesday For 2-Night Rm; 
Quinson, Eva Cofiin To Star In 'Malade Imaginaire 



By Bill Edgar 

Moliere's "Le Malade Imagin- 
aire" will be presented at the AMT 
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. 

Director John K. Savacool, of 
the Williams French Department, 
calls the 17th century masterpiece 
a study in character with the form 
of farce. 

The hypocondriac Argan— one 
of Moliere's most famous crea- 
tions — seeks attention from others j 
by pretending he is sick: a study 
in loneliness and man's ridiculous 
efforts to escape from it. 

Horseplay 

Yet the play takes the form of 
Italian "Comedia dell'arte" i which 
Savacool translates as "horse- 
play") with stock characters, pan- 
tomine interludes, a doggerel "in 
illation" in fake Latin, and satiri- 
cal songs. 

Starring in his fourth appear- 
ance in Williams French plays is 
Bruno Quinson '58, as Argan. Eva 
Coffin, veteran of Broadway and 
wife of Williams College's chap- 
lain, will appear as Argan's wily 
servant Toinette. Also billed are 
Bernard Lanvin '58, (Cleante), 
Hansi van Arlen (Argan's daugh- 
ter Angelique) and Nancy Hirsche 
iBeline). 

The plot, though complex, has 



a simple outline; when he discovers 
he can solve life's problems by 
playing sick, Argan tries to marry 
off his daughter to a doctor. He 
is frustrated by Toinette and the 
natural reluctance of Angelique. 

Moliere's last play, "Le Malade 
Imaginaire" acquired a legendary 
character at its third presentation 
in 1673. Moliere himself, playing 
Argan, actually fell sick on stage. 
He struggled through the perform- 
ance, was carried home, and died 
soon afterwards. 

The Williams production isets 



lames \\. liuriis, Professor of Political Science and pri/.e winniiiff author, announced Thurs- 
day that he is a eaiididate for the Democratic nonnnation for Congress in the predominately Re- 
piiblieaii first Coni^ressional District of Ma.ssachiisetts. 

Burns must first win the Democratic nomination in the September jirimary. As yet he knows 
of no primary opposition, "hut it is possil)le that some mi<j;ht develop". Then he will have to face 

incumbent Republican John W. 
Heselton, a 14-year member of 
Congress in a district which has 
not seen a Democratic Congress- 
man since 1898. 

"I don't think the odds are a- 
gainst me," Burns stated. "No dis- 
trict is so safe for the incumbent 
that he can ignore endless unem- 
ployment, acute school problems, 
industrial decline, mounting tax- 
es." 

Jobs, Education, Security 

In a prepared statement Burns 
promised a practical campaign 
based on "the most urgent local 
problem" — jobs, "the most import- 
ant long term problem" — educa- 
tion, and "the most serious prob- 
lem, now and always," — national 
security and world peace. 

r Burns observed that "Our pre- 
1 sent Congressman is not a good 
I representative. He has become cold 
and inaccessible ... I promise that 
if elected I will be available every 
day of every week, every week of 
every year to discuss problems 
with my constituents." 

"Exciting Experience" 

Burns noted that "to jump from 
the Ivy Tower into the political 
arena is, of course, an exciting 
experience. 

"At the very least, I expect to 
get a practical education; at the 
very most, I hope to have the 
chance to put into effect in Wash- 
ington some of the ideals about 
government I have long held. 

"As a teacher at Williams since 
1941, I naturally look forward to 
making the problem of education 
one of my key planks in my cam- 
paign. To improve our schools aird 
attract the best people into teach- 
ing ... we must have real partner- 
ship between the local, state, and 
national governments." 



Burns First Professor 
To Enter U.S. Politics 



I The candidacy oI James M, Burns 
' is unprecedented in Williams his- 
i tory. The professor of political sci- 
j ence is the first Williams profes- 
! sor ever to seek election to federal 

office. 

Other Williams faculty mem- 
' bers have held top government 

offices, but they have all been ap- 



*9 



designed by Anne Parker) will e- 
voke the atmosphere of the Bar- 
oque Theater of Louis XTV's court. 
Italian-style pantomime has been 
directed by Joy Dewey. Don Morse 
will direct music, part of which 
was written by Thomas Griswold 
of the Music Department. 

The play will open Sunday at 
Amherst's Kirby Memorial The- 
ater. It will be presented at Skid- 
more on April 18 and Hotchkiss 
April 20. 



pointees. Harry A. Garfield, Pre- 
sident of Williams from 1909 to 
1934 was fuel administrator for 
President Wilson during the First 
World War. Current President, 
James Phinney Baxter 3rd served 
on three war commissions from 
1941 to 1946. 

Though Burns, Williams profes- 
sor turned politician, has no pre- 
decessor. Burns, the Williams a- 
lumnus t^ Magna Cum Laude '39) is 
one of many Williams graduates 
to enter the political field. 

The most notable politico in re- 
cent years is Herbert H. Lehman 
'99, former senator from New York. 
If Burns' candidacy is successful, 
he will also become a colleague of 
David Dennison '40, representative 
from Ohio. 

In all, Williams graduates who 
have gone to Congress number 79. 
The greatest representation of 
Williams men in the Federal leg- 
islature was in the period between 
1820-1844 when 30 alumni took 
part in shaping our nations poll 
tics. The most prolific class in the 
way of politicians was the class of 
1811 which produced four con- 
gressmen. 




CC Open Meeting 

The College Council will hold 
an open meeting in the Rath- 
skeller Monday evening at 8:15 
to consider the problems of 
yearbook finances. Although all 
council meetings ai'e open to 
the public, it is hoped that this 
meeting in the Rathskeller will 
encourage a large number of 
students to attend. 

President Hyland notes that 
there are two broad alternatives 
for future Gul financial ar- 
rangements. F^st, the cost of 
the yearbook could be shoulder- 
ed through a student tax. Al- 
ternatively, costs might- con- 
tinue to be met by individual 
subscriptions and advertising. 
Hyland said further that since 
the book has finished "In the 
red" during the last few years, 
this will be an Important policy 
decision. 



natural reluctance 



Insurance Officer 
Discusses Outlook 



"Competition and Regulation In 
the Insurance Industry" was the 
subject of the speech given April 
9th in 3 Griffin by Mr. Radford 
Smith, Jr. Mr. Smith, Executive 
vice-president of the Insurance 
Company of North America, was 
introduced by Professor Sheahan 
of the Economics department. 

Mr. Smith mentioned that the 
new look in insurance is dynamic 
and he encouraged young men to 
enter this field. In demonstrating 
the industry's tremendous growth, 
he pointed out that the insurance 
companies now have assets greater 
than the value of all farm land 
and buildings. 

Control Problem 

Most of Mr. Smith's talk was a 
summary of growth and control 
of the industry from pre-Civll War 
to the present. Specially treated 
were anti-trust cases and the pre- 
sent attempts of tariff fcompanies 
to control the rates of those com- 
panies who would let rates be es- 
tablished by competition. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1958 



North Adorns, Moss Williamstown, Mass. 

"Entered as second-class mjtter November 27, 1944, of 
the post office ot North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
the Act of Morch 3, 1879." Printed by Lamb Printing 
Co., North Adams, Massachusetts. Published Wednesday 
and Friday during the college year. Subscription price 
$6.00 per year. Record Office, Baxter Hall, Williams- 
town. 
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Vol. LXXII Ai^ril 11, 1958 Number 16 



The Candidates 

DEMOCRAT BURNS 

1)1/ Ted Cusllc 
James MacGre^or Buiii.s '39, professor of 
political .science, is the first member of the facul- 
ty to be a camliclate for Con<^ress. lie has been 
active in Democrat politics for ininiy years and 
is internationally known for liis |)rize-vviiminji; 
biojj;raphy, "Roosevelt— The Lion and the Fox" 
(1956). 

"I first j;;ot interested in taking part in pol- 
itics as a Williams sophomore when I worked 
for Roose\clt and the unsuccessful Democratic 
candidate for Congiess." Since then Burns has 
headed the Rerkshire C'ouiitv Presidential cain- 
paisjiis in '4S, "52, and '56. lie was chairman of 
the Williamstown Democratic Committee for 
se\eral years. He was a delegate to the Demo- 
crat National Convention in .52 and '56. 

■ In 1953 ho was Massachusetts chairman of 
. Americans for Democratic Action wlien the now 
Go\ernor Foster Fnrculo denounced the group. 
Burns defended it then as he does today. "1 think 
the ADA lias a good jilatform because it is very 
close to the Democratic platform. It has been 
(|uite effecti\e in raising issues but not very ef- 
fective politically. " 

Kcnncihi for President 
In 1952, Burns characterized a proposed 
G.evenson-Keunedy national ticket as "unbeat- 
able" and "a natural. " "1 think it would have been 
; trongcr . . . Kennedy is among the front runners 
fur the Democratic nomination in 1960. 1 cer- 
iaildy would vote for him. Mr. Stevenson's pol- 
riical jiower is (now) very small'". 

liiirns has had a good deal of experience in 
l.i.bor relations. Dining World War II (after ser- 
\ ing in the Pacific) he worked in Denver for the 
War Labor Board as a mediator in the copper 
mimng and refining industries. 1948-1956 found 
him as chairman of the Berkshire County United 
Labor Committee. "I served as a king of co-or- 
dinator of the unions in this area. When the 
AF"L and CIO reimited, the committee ended." 
He went to school in Lexington ("The birth- 
place of American liberty") and received an 
M.A. degree and a Ph.D. at Harvard. Living on 
Park Street with his wife and four children. Burns 
enjoys vegetable gardening ("I'm strictly a utili- 
ty man") tennis and skiing. 

Burns has also written "Congress on Trial" 
(1949) and co-authored "Government By The 
People" (revised 1957). He began to teach at 
Williams in 1941 becoming a professor in 1950. 



REPUBLICAN HESELTON 

bif Toby Smith 

Republican John VV. Heselton, incumbent 
Rc]iresentative from the First Massachusetts Dis- 
trict, will opjjose Burns in this fall's Congres- 
sional election. 

He has been in Congress for 14 years, rep- 
. resenting a constituency which has not sent a 
' Deinocrat to Washington for over 60 years. 

He has never been opposed for the Repub- 
lican nomination for his office, and has piled up 
a great deal of seniority on House Committees. 
In his first term he was appointed to the House 
Committee on the Post ()fficc and Post Roads. 
In the 8()th Congress, Heselton became a mem- 
ber of the House Committee on Interstate and 
Foreign Commerces. 

A subconnnittee of this committee is currently 
investigating "improjicr practices" of the Federal 
Communications Commission in connection with 
a Miami television station. 

Said Burns about the role of Heselton on that 
suheominittee: "1 went to Washington two weeks 
ago to look into the reliability of widespread 
newsjiaper reports that our Congressman had 
been extremely active in trying to stop the in- 
vestigation of the Federal Communications Com- 
mission that has already resulted in the resigna- 
tion of one FCC commissioner. I was told by the 
mf)st reliable persons in position to know that 
these newspaper reports were correct." 

Heselton graduated from Amherst with high 
grades and studied at Harvard Law School. In 
1931 he came to Massachusetts from Maine 
(where he was boni in 1900) to work for the 
law firm of Stoddard, Bull and Bartlett. 

In 1937 he set up his own offices and short- 
ly became district attorney for Franklin and 
Hampshire counties in the northwest part of the 
state. 



Letter To The Editor 

FOREIGN STUDENTS 

To the RECORD: 

The Gargoyle jiroposal mentioned in your 
i.ssue is indeed an interesting one. Mr. Pelhani's 
comments and your short editorial on tlu? jjropo- 
sal both shed some light on the issue. 

In the past, when students from abroad went 
to study outside their own coimtries, they were 
going abroad to study the system which was in 
force at home and to ac(|nire the best and some- 
times the only qualifications for workhig within 
that system. 

.'\t the present time tiiis is no longer the case. 
Many of these countries now have their own in- 
stitutions of learning, some of which command 
world-wide resjiect. Also it is no longer impera- 
tive for students from abroad to accjuire their 
education in foriegn countries in order to be of 
any significance at home. While the value of 
foreign education still commands the highest 
respect and attention at home, it is no longer the 
only key to high positions of res|5onsibility and 
leadership. 

Investigators Role 
The student who comes from abroad to study 
at Williams or at any other American school, or 
the American student who goes abroad lor his 
education, is assuming a role not only of student 
but of an investigator, observer and a full partici- 
jjant in the society and the life he is seeking to 
fintl out more about. He is coming in order to in- 
vestigate a different social, economic and politi- 
cal system, a different cultm-al system, and dif- 
er(-}it iiislitutions and methods of education. He 
lop^'s that com|oaris()H will suggest new ways to 
deal with different |or()bIems of life and society, 
and that a knowledge of the American system and 
of the methods and a|)proach of American educa- 
tion will aid him in solving |)roblems which in- 
volve both. 

Being a foreign student myself, I feel it is 
time tiiat the college community, and the student 
body in ]iarticular, take the initiative in solving 
the problems which exist. 

Problems 
These jiroblems can be summarized as fol- 
lows: 

1 ) The problem of admitting, suiijiortiug 
and financing a greater number of foreign stu- 
dents than foiMid at present at Williams. 

2) The problem of maintaining a constant 
and continuous and positive contacts between 
foreign students and the college community at 
large. 

3) The contributions must not be one-sid- 
ed. Foreign students Uiemselves must take more 
responsibility in assisting directly and indirectly 
their fellow American students to learn more 
about them. 

The solution to the first problem must come 
from not (july the students who have been the 
main source of assistance in the past, but the Ad- 
ministration itself should provide for more finan- 
cial assistance to allow at least twice the num- 
ber of students to come from abroad as we have 
now. Today we have half as many foreign stu- 
dents as Amherst or Wesleyan. 
Stigncstions 

The second problem is more difficult and 
complex. The following suggestions arc offered 
for consideration : 

1) Certain interested [uniors should be 
chosen each year to act as "advisers" to foreign 
students. These individiuils are not to be con- 
fused in their position with the present J.A.'s, or 
the faeidty advisers. Their roles would be more 
intimate, personal and more or less on social- 
academic basis. The object and aim of their as- 
sistance is mainly to help the students froin a- 
broad to adjust to his new life and to prevent 
him from turning into an island in the midst of 
a strange land. 

2) Each house on campus could im'tiate 
a ]Dlan through which these students are invited 
to attend either individually or as a grouts on 
various occasions to participate in their social life. 
Freshmen among foreign students must be given 
special attention despite the barrier that exists 
today because of the Rushing System. Faculty 
and members of the college coinmunity, as well 
as alumni of Williams near the campus, .should 
be informed annually of the foreign students 
and encouraged to invite these students to their 
homes as often as possible, especially during va- 
cations. 

3) Students, various organizations on cam- 
pus and all academic and social units should 
and must allow students from abroad greater 
opijortunity to participate fully and positively in 
the school activities, despite the obstacles which 
should be anticipated in their ca.se. 

Adinittedly these suggestions are far more 
ambitious than what can be allowed under prc- 
.sent cncumstanccs. It is hoped, however, that 
the CC will find some of them useful and help- 
ful m its present study of this crucial problem. 

Abdul Wohabe '59 



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{By the Author of "Rally Round the Flag, Boytt "and, 
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek") 



SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE: No. 3 

Onoe again the makers of Marlboro Cigarettes, bless their tat- 
tooed hearts, have consented to let me use this space, normally 
intended for levity, to bring you a brief lesson in science. 

They are generous, openhanded men, the makers of Marlboro, 
hearty, ruddy, and full of the joy of living, as anyone can tell 
who has sampled their wares. In Marlboro you will find no 
stinting, no stinginess. Marlboro's plea.sures are rich, manifold, 
and bountiful. You get a lot to like with a Marlboro-filter, 
flavor, flip-top box, and, in some models, power steering. 

The science that we take up today is called astronomy, from 
the Greek words astro meaning "sore" and nomy meaning 
"back". Sore back.s were the occupational disease of tlie early 
Greek astronomers, and no wonder! They u.scd to spend every 
blessed niglit lying on the damp ground and looking up at the 
sky, and if there's a better way to get a sore back, I'd like to 
hear about it. Especially in the moist Mediterranean area, 
where Greece is generally considered to be. 

Lumbago and related disorders kept astronomy from be- 
coming very popular until Galileo, an unemployed muleteer of 
Pamplona, fashioned a homemade telescope in 1924 out of 
three Social Security cards and an ordinary ice cube. What 
schoolboy does not know that stirring story-how Galileo 
stepped up to his telescope, how he looked heavenward, how 
his face filled with wonder, how ho stepped back and whispered 
the words heard round the world: "Let them eat cakel" 




TH^EAr CP^^L 



Well sir, you can imagine what happened then! William 
Jennings Bryan snatched Nell Gwynne from the shadow of the 
guillotine at Oslo; Chancellor Bismarck brought in four gushers 
in a single afternoon; Enos Slaughter was signed by the Ihm- 
seatio League; Crete was declared off limits to Wellington's 
army; and William Faulkner won the Davis Cup for his im- 
mortal Penrod and Sam. 

But after a while things calmed down and astronomers began 
the staggering task of naming all the heavenly bodies. First 
man to name a star was Sigafoos of Mt. Wilson, and the name 
he chose was Betelgeuse, after his dear wife, Betelgeuse Sigafoos, 
prom queen at Michigan Stat« from 1919 to 1931. 

Then the Major Brothers of Yerkes Observatory named stars 
after their wives, Ursa and Canis, and Witnick of Harvard 
named one after his wife. Big Dipper, and soon all the stars 
were named. 

Astronomers then turned to the question: is there life on 
other planete? The answer was a flat, unequivocal no. Spectro- 
scopic studies proved without a doubt that the atmosphere 
on the other planets was far too harsh to permit the culture of 
the fine tobaccos that go into Marlboro Cigarettes ... And who 
can live without Marlboro? 

9 IMS Mil Shulmu 

• » • 

Thh celestial column-like tlw author's more earthy o.iee 
-IS brought to you h„ Ihr makers of Marlboro, the alter 
Cigarette with the lon„ nUOeash. And in all the solar system 
you won't and a belter smoke. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, APRIL II, 1958 



Sports Corner 

hi/ Sam Parkhill 

In answer to the letter on college jjnblicity submitted by R. T, 
Man- '57, and printed in the April 9 issne ol the RECORD, News 
Bureau president, Chnek Dmikel, '59 had this to say; "Mr. Man- 
deals with an ini|}()rtant iirohleni at Williams and his evaluation of 
the present situation has considerable merit. However, his insinua- 
tions about the attitude of News Bureau members in the past four 
years aijpear both unfounded and erroneous." 

rnblieity Director Raljih Renzi commented on the letter by 
Marr, "the letter makes sense, b\it it is a (|uestion of dollars and 
cents. The administration is fully coj:^niy.ant of the problem but 
aren't ready to take money from other areas to su))port a full time 
sports publicity director. Good coveraj^e of sports," Renzi stated, 
■'is impossible, however until a man is jMit on the job full time." 

While we are on the subject of publicity, it seems apparent 
that the lacrosse team is destined to draw its siiare of recoj^nition 
to Williams, perhaps this year and certainly next, with one if. 
This if concerns the selection of a lacrosse coach to succeed [im 
Ostendarp. Lacrosse is definitely on the ujiswing and with the 
pr()|5er coaching could reach a top standinjr in thi' next year or 
two. Thus it is imperative that the new ment<)r be more than just 
someone to fill die j^ap, but rather a man with an established re- 
putation as a lacrosse coach, who can contimie to l)uild on the 
irood material already here. This is the tmniuff jioint for lacrosse. 

Results of the s]irin^ football intrasqnad panics in the south 
slilj leaves uncertain what coaches plan to do on the |)oints after. 
The new rule allows a team to fj;ain two points by rushinj^ the ball 
on the P.A.T. and the conventional one point for a kick. In four 
practice panics at Duke, North (Carolina, South Carolina and 
Wake Forest twenty touchdowns were scored but the toe method 
(if conversion was used but twice. Wake Forest didn't even have a 
kicking formation, (loaches aujreed however this was no indication 
iif their tactics next lall and most stated it would depend on the 
eireunistances of the ffame. 



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NAME (print) 



ADDRESS 



Baseball Averages 

Six game batting averages: 





AB 


H 


AV. 


Hedeman 


21 


7 


.333 


Power 


18 


5 


.277 


McAlaine 


13 


3 


.230 


Kagan 


15 


3 


.200 


Walker 


10 


2 


.200 


Freeman 


10 


2 


.200 


Dunkel 


12 


2 


.166 


Jhri3loplu>r 


16 


2 


.125 


Baring -Gould 


16 


2 


.125 


Lo.nbard 


12 


1 


.083 


TOTALS 


14.3 


29 


.203 



Initial r2turn.s from ttie Coombs- 
.;ien, indicate that the hitting pow- 
er at the plate has yet to prove 
U.-jBlf. The preceding averages com- 
piled on the vacation southern trip 
akhough obviously low fail to re- 
flect the fact that the ball was 
being hit solidly by several boys, 
but right at the fielders. 



Fleishman, Schaefer Named Squash 
Co-Captains During Recent Banquet 





.'.Miii^.% 



ERNIE FLEISHMAN, '59 



Eph Tennis Squad Opposes Tigers 
In Season's First Regular Contest 

The varsity tcnni.s team will meet Princeton, tomorrow in the 
iir.st ref^ular match of the .season. The Princetonians, hoasting a 
strong, deep squad, are favored. 

Since the Ephs did not play Princeton last year, their com- 
plete lineup is not known. Among the opposition is likely to he 
an ex-New Jersey junior champ 



from Coral Gables, Florida. 

Coach Chaffee will rely on Cap- 
rain Karl Hirshman, Tom Shul- 
man, Joe Turner, Ernie Fleish- 
man, and Greg Tobin for the Ephs. 



CITY ZONE 



STATE 




KARL HIRSHMAN, '58 
Tennis Captain 



Purple Key Banquet 
Slated For May 18 

On May 18, 1958 the Purple Key 
Society will sponsor the second 
annual Block W dinner, in the 
iroshman dining room of the Stu- 
dent Union. 

As guest speaker the Purple Key 
has been able to secure the ser- 
vicos of Otto Graham, former 
quarterback for the Cleveland 
Browns, National Football League 
team. Graham retired from pro- 
fessional football at the end of 
the 1955 campaign after nine years 
with the Browns. 

The purpose of the Block W din- 
ner is to honor all those at Wil- 
liams who have won a letter in a 
varsity sport as well as the mem- 
bers of the Purple Key selected to 
serve next year. Attendance is re- 
stricted to lettermen, coaches and 
special guests only. 

At the Banquet monograms will 
be presented to the letterwinners 
in all sports, certificates having 
been presented at the individual 
sports banquets. 




This is Boots, the Williams Club Cat. He is one 
of the fattest cats in the United States and this is 
why: he dines on a daily diet of vanilla ice cream. 
Now if that is what the Williams Club feeds its 
cat, imagine what you will be able to order . . . 
in the GRILL ROOM. Men only. Pine-panelled. Bar 
in corner. Piled-high steaming plates. Rim-full frosty 
glasses. Efficient waiters. Or in the "girll" room. 
For you and .vour date. Intimate. Flatteringly lit. 
Voluptuously carpeted and upholstered. Sexy. And 
no finer food and drink in NYC. Wait. That is not 
all. Did you know that the Williams Club is one 
of the most reliable, fleetest-footed, theater-ticket 
services in New York? It is. When you come right 
down to it, the WC is an ideal spot for The Big 
F,vening to begin. Come right down to it soon. 
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CHRIS SCHAEFER, '59 

Ernie Fleishman '59, and Chris 
Schaefer '59, were elected co-cap- 
tains of the varsity squash team 
for the 1958-59 season at the an- 
nual squash banquet March 19. 
Activities 

Fleishman played in the number 
seven slot on the varsity this year, 
compiling a 6-4 record. Next year 
he moves up to four. In addition 
to squash, he plays varsity tennis 
and is president of Phi Gam fra- 
ternity, a Junior Advisor and sub- 
scription manager of the Williams 
Record. 

Schaefer played number nine, 
finishing the season also with a 
6-4 record. He will move up to five 
next year. Last year he played on 
the varsity tennis team. 

Next Year's Team 

Coach Clarence Chaffee's var- 
sity squash team next year will 
oc bolstered by three sophomores. 
Greg Tobin, who played number 
.,wo this year will move up to one, 
while John Bowen and Pete Beck- 
with go from fifth and sixth to 
the second and third spots, re- 
spectively. 

The racquetmen will be out to 
improve this year's seven and three 
record despite the loss of their 
captain and number one man, Ol- 
lie Stafford. 

Union Ends Spring Drill 

A news release from Union Col- 
lege stated that the Garnets had 
completed their Spring football 
practice. Coach Keith Doyle, who 
views the '58 season with optimism, 
revealed that the scrimmages have 
produced about thirty promising 
candidates for next fall's squad. 

The ten-day practice which 
orought out fifty candidates con- 
centrated on fundamentals. The 
new coach will have to rely heav- 
ily on green ballplayers because of 
Che high graduation losses. Only 
nine lettermen will return next 
September for practice. Doyle 
believes that he will have two 
equally good backfields. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1958 



ACE Calls For More 
Interest In "Eggheads' 

liicicasiiit,' coiicc-rii ovor Aiuoiicaii educatioii has stimulati'd 
a growing iiiti'ii'st lor iiitt'lli'ctual effort and an improved attitude 
toward "egglieads". 

Aceordiiig to a recent arfiele in the New York "Times", "A con- 
certed I'ffort is dexcloping to make tlie American piihhe reahzc 
that the eggliead may l)e a key man in the fight for survival . . . " 

The article referred to a statement from the American Council 
on Kducation (ACJE) which called foi- the public to place a greater 
value on intellectual achie\tMne?it and to ujihold "higher values of 
educational ]HMlornianci'' 



Parents' Weekend 

Parents' Weekend will be the 
weekend of May 10. Originally 
scheduled for the weekend of 
April 26, it was postponed in 
hopes of better weather. An- 
nouncements and schedules for 
the weekend have been sent to 
parents. 

Parents are Invited to attend 
their sons' classes Saturday 
morning and the student musi- 
cal, "Ballyhoo", which will be 
presented Saturday evening. A 
special chapel service will be 
held Sunday morning. 



Improve Teachers' Salaries 

In addition the council asked 
support for several measures which 
it felt necessary to raise the stan- 
dard of education in America. A- 
mong these were the provisions 
that the salaries for teachers and 
scientists be "doubled". It also ad- 
vocated that "Scholarship pro- 
grams stress . . . graduate as well 
as undergraduate work." 

The council recommended in- 
creased amounts of money for 
fundamental research and "other 
forms of scholarly activity". Nev- 
ertheless, it advocated local and 
state aid as opposed to federal 
grants. The latter is to be used 
only as a supplement to the others. 

Another attack on anti-intell- 
ectualism was delivered in a special 
report on education by fourteen 
editors of alumni publications. 
This indicates that society is be- 
ginning to find it necessary to re- 
spect the educated man in order 
to produce him. 

Stevenson View 

A little more than a week ago 
Adlai E. Stevenson joined the 
drive when he urged that the 
young be trained to look upon in- 
ttlligence and mental capacity 
With respect. They should regard 
them as part of our "natural re- 
sources". 



Prints By Mrs. Ogilvie Currently 
Featured In Lawrence Art Museum 



Tufts '55 Gets Grant 

Donald W. Tufts '55, has been 
awarded a Bell Telephone Lab- 
oratories Graduate Fellowship 
for next year. He is one of 14 
nationwide winners chosen from 
outstanding students who are 
working toward Doctor of Phil- 
osophy degrees in sciences re- 
lating to communications. 

Tufts will receive $4,000 for 
himself and for costs at MIT 
Where he will study mathema- 
tical aspects of communication 
theory. 



Cinemascoop 

PARAMOUNT 

Witness for the Prosecution will 
run until Tuesday. The surprise 
twist in this com-troom thriller is 
guaranteed to astound the audi- 
ence. Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone 
Power, and Charles Laughton play 
the featured roles. Street of Sin 
fills the other half of the twin bill. 
The Brothers Karamazov, starring 
Maria Schell and Yul Brynner will 
start Wednesday for a week's run. 
WALDEN 

Gene Kelley will dance his way 
through Gershwin's light-hearted 
musical American in Paris tonight 
and tomorrow. One-armed Spencer 
Tracy holds his own against the 
"bad guys" in an unusual western, 
Bad Day at Black Rock. The long- 
awaited French flick And God Cre- 
ated Woman is supposed to bring 
its sensual presence to the local 
screen sometime next week. 
MOHAWK 

Danny Kaye's musical romp. 
Merry Andrew, will run until Sat. 
It will be replaced by a double war 
feature Mister Roberts and Battle 
Cry which will play until Tues- 
day. For the ghoulishly inclined 
members of the flick squads Ma- 
cabre and Hell's Five Hours will 
run from Wednesday through Sat- 
urday. 



An exhibit of twenty-four prints 
by Olimpia Aimaretti Ogilvie will 
bJ on display in the Lawrence Art 
Museum of Williams College 
.;hrough April 15. 

The display, open to the public, 
consists of water colors, litho- 
graphs, woodcuts, and relief etch- 
ing:,. The prices of the prints range 
from $20 to $125 for the color 
woodcut, "Colloguy". 

Born in Argentina. Mrs. Ogilvie 
first came to the United States 
with a scholarship after graduat- 
ing from a college in Rosario. She 
received her master's degree from 
Indiana University in 1954. The 
professional artist is the wife of 



John Ogilvie, English instructor at 
Williams. 

National Recognition 

During the past two years Mrs. 
Ogilvie has had solo showings of 
her prints at Indiana University, 
and the deCordova Museum in 
Lincoln, Mass., and has been rep- 
resented in five national print ex- 
hibitions. 

Her work won recognition in the 
Bodley Annual Drawing competi- 
tion for 1957, and her prints are 
included in the permanent col- 
leclions of the Museum of Modern 
Art and in a number of private 
collections. 



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BON VOYAGE presents? You might give a 
sub, tantial checking account in the Left 
Bank of Paris. A deck of cards for playing 
London Bridge. Or walking shoes in which 
to Rome Italy. Better yet, give Luckies — 
and make your present a Partin' Carton! 
A Lucky, after all, is the best-tasting ciga- 
rette anywhere. In Paris you hear, "Un 
Luckee? C'est merveilleux ! " (That's 
French!) Roughly translated, it means: it's 
all fine, light, good-tasting tobacco, toasted 
to taste even better. (That's advertising!) 
Just light up a Lucky and see for yourself! 
(Now, that's smart!) 



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in seconds! Sliekk'rs aresiniple riddli's 
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WHAT IS A LONG-DISTANCE 
WALKING CHAMPION? 




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WHAT IS A TEN-DAY DICTATOR? 




GORDON WAKEFIELD. 
U OF KANSAS 



Brief Chief 



WHAT IS A SHEEP'S "HELLO"? 




JOYCE BASCH. 
PENN STATE 



Bleating Greeting 



WHAT IS AN ADROIT FISHERMAN? 




WILLIAM WILLIAMS, 
YOUNGSTOWN U 



Master Caster 



WHAT IS A MOTHER WHO 
SPARES THE ROD? 




Toddler Coddler 



DONNA SHEA. 
BUFFALO STATE TEACHERS 



LIGHT UP A Ught SMOKE -LIGHT UP A LUCKY! 

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W1':DNESDAY, APRIL lO, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



Holiday Notes Morality ShotSUtl InVeStisatio 

On 3 Little tampuses ^ ^ ( 

Directed At Student 



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Bt/ Eric Davis 

Tlic fiist picture of "lioliday Miina/.iiic's" article, "New Enj;- 
iiiird's Little Three," sliows a "l)i^ twosome at Williaiiis-Presideiit 
|;iines P. Haxter ami eaiiipiis l)i(j;wi^ (iary Sliortlidife" poiideriiijr 
(he deeper iiieaiiiiins oi Mark Hopkins, the student, and the lo>>;. 

Mr. Stephen IJirnnn^hani, author ol' the article, and a Wil- 
li.inis ifradiiate, linds the Little Three atniosplu're just ahout per- 
Iret. Tlie schools blend into their rich old New Eiijfland towns so 
that it is difficult to find the cam- 
,'us. In fact, tlie Little Three col- 
:."i;c's are peculiarly and uniquely 
New England in their puritan mor- 
i;,ty — in sharp contrast to the 
iperficiality and supersophistlca- 
1 of the Ivy League. 




he lioine ol 



Chaplain and Mrs. 



Little Three students, living as 
■i liey do in an "intellectual atmcs- 
iihere around the clock," naturally 
■AYC deeply concerned with the in- 
lo-spsKtive, soul-searching quest 
:.]r Truth. Contemplation is a pop- 
whir sport, and every student is 
lised with the "zeal of a Sittian 
I iimplileteer." 

Milk Punch 

Mr. Birmingham doss recall one 
ii lu.separty when the fresh Sun- 
i .■,;,• iiiorning was livened by a milk 
i),arjh bath on a fraternity lawn, 
l)ut such occurrences, said he, are 
lare. 

Standards are high in the Little 
I liri'c. Only the most capable are 
admitted, and numbers are small. 
This is in no wise undemocratic, 
for all men were not created equal 
ill brains. 

There is an invigorating "So- 
cratic give and take" between fac- 
ulty and student not to be found 
in monolithic universities. 

Informality 

The general character of the 
student bodies are refreshingly un- 
cluttered with the po.sh cosmopoli- 
tanism of the Ivy League. Infor- 
mality is the rule; a date is given 
a place among the books piled on 
tlie sofa and casually handed a 
iji'er and an opener. 

There is a warmth and deep, a- 
iiiding satisfaction in knowing all 
one's classmates as well as almost 
all the rest of the student body, 
in contrast to Ivy League alumni 
who vainly search the football 
■tands for a familiar face. 

And, above all, there is the in- 
comparable thrill of being greeted 
V ith a hearty "Hello, Stephen" by 
one's old college president. 

Miss Moore To Read 
Poems At B-Town 

Marianne Moore, the brilliant 
American poetess, will deliver a 
Hading of her own works at the 
Carriage Barn in Bennington 
Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. 

Since her first volume of poems 
was published in 1921, Miss Moore 
has achieved a position of fame 
:uid prominence in twentieth cen- 
'ury poetic circles. In recognition 
of the quality of her writings she 
has recently been awarded both 
l^he BoUlngen and Pulitzer prizes. 
Among the many notables who 
liave praised her work is modern 
poetry's flag-bearer, T. S. Eliot. 

Impressions and effects of Miss 
Moore's poetry can best be des- 
cribed In her own words: poetry, 
she .says, "comes into and steadies 
the .soul," so that the reader feels 
himself "a life prisoner, but re- 
conciled." 



Princeton Report 
Hits Eatiiig Clubs 

The Princeton Interclub Com- 
mittee recently stated that it "dis- 
approves on moral grounds of ra- 
cial and religious discrimination."! 

The Interclub Committee is an 
undergraduate body which coor- 1 
dinates elections to the eating 
clubs. It has been the subject of 
much recent student criticism. 

The controversy flared up in 
February when twenty-three so- 
phomores, about half of whom 
were Jewish, were rejected by all 
but one of the seventeen under- 
graduate eating clubs. 

The committee held that it "has 
a moral responsibility to do every- 
thing within its power to eradicate 
racial and religious discrimination 
wherever it may exist within the 
club system." It suggested no im- 
mediate remedy. 

"Redress the Balance" 

Princeton's president. Dr. Ro- 
bert F. Goheen, stated that he was 
satisfied with the committee's 
statement. He said, "Some have 
assigned a greatly exaggerated 
place to this in the club election 
recently completed, but this state- 
ment should help redress the bal- 

See Page 3, Col. 5 




Mrs. Coffin: 



"Nothing ever happens in Williamstown" 

Photo by Chris Raphael 



'61 



CC Hears Gul Report; 
Referendum Proposed 



The editors of next year's Gul- 
ielmensian presented their case for 
inclusion of the Gul price in the 
college bill to the College Council 
Monday night. 

Involved parliamentary convolu- 
tions and heated commentary by 
CC members, Gul editors and the 
audience ensued. (See page two 
for arguments.) 

A proposal was then adopted 
that the Rules and Nominations 
Committee and tlie Council Com- 
mittee on Finance draft a refer- 
endum regarding the Gul. 
NSA 

After a report by Ron Stegall, 
followed by con.siderable discus- 
sion, the Council approved a mo- 
tion setting up a committee to join 
the National Students Association 
for the college, Dick -Wydick '59, 
and Al Martin '60, voting In op- 
position. 

The CC accepted a motion by the 
Rules and Nominations Committee 
proposing membership of the new- 
ly-formed Current Affairs Com- 
mittee. John Phillips '59, was nam- 
ed as chairman. Other members 
include Bill Edgar, Jack Betz and 
Jim Rayhill of the class of 1959, 
to be augmented by two juniors 
and a freshman next fall. This 
group could revive the work of the 
defunct Institute of Politics. 

Phillips read a statement on the 
plans of the committee. Their 



/;(/ Mock llu.ssUr 

The secret of who fired the slioto;un hiast Saturday nifrjit into 
Williatn S. Coffin was still we'll kept .Monday iiij^ht. 

Despite police inxestijration, which hv then had eeiiti-red almost entirely on the sliideiit body, 
and scores of rumors, the prankster or would-be fanatic was still iniknowii. 

l"he shot was fired Satmdav niglit some time between 10:30 and 10:4.5 from a distance of 60- 
6.5 feet away directly into Mr. Coffin's .study. Town police chief |ohn D. Courtney |r. reports 

evidence also suggests that a car 
was used. 

Back to Window 

Only Miss Ruth Morgan, the ba- 
bysitter, and Amy. the three month 
old daughter of the Coffin's, were 
home, for the parents had gone to 
the movies. Although they both 
were upstairs at the time of the 
shooting. Miss Morgan said that 
she had been sitting most of the 
evening with her back to the 
window through which the shot 
was fired. 

■When the Coffins returned, they 
discovered that the 400 shotgun 
pellets had spewed bits of glass 
more than twenty feet through 
Mr. Coffin's study and into the 
living room. Miss Morgan said the 
baby had jumped at the sound 
of the gun, but she had thought 
that it was a car backfiring. After 
the Coffins showed her the glass, 
she .said, "I was so nervous I was 
shaking.'' 

. . . Fraternities? 

■William S. Coffin, who next year 
will become the Chaplain of Yale, 
is the nephew of Henry S. Coffin, 
late president of Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary. In his one year at 
Williams, Mr. Coffin has often 
spoken out boldly on knotty cam- 
pus problems. The most recent of 
these has been a controversy over 
fraternity selectivity in which he 
supported three students who re- 
signed from their houses. 

Asked if he felt that his opin- 
ions on fraternities were the cause 
of the shot, he quickly replied that 
he had no idea. But he added, "If 
so, somebody scares awfully easy." 
"Nothing Ever Happens" 

Eva Coffin, w'ho is currently 
playing a lead role in "Le Malade 
Imaginaire" at the AMT, is the 
daughter of Arthur Rubinstein, 
the concert pianist. She is a for- 
mer ballet dancer and actress, 
having appeared in the Broadway 
production of "The Diary of Anne 
Prank." 

Interviewed early Sunday morn- 
ing before leaving for Amherst 
See Page 3, Col. 2 



Reviewer Praises French Plaxers' 
Production Oi ^Mdade Imaginaire' 

Bif Bill Edgar 

Some polished acting, iniaoiiiati\e direction ;uid b)-illiant cos- 
tumes make "Le Maladi' Iinao;inaire"— which will be pri-seiited at 
the .\MT for the last time tonight— an evenini; of truly eiitertaininif 
theater. 

Director ]ohn K. Saxaeool has i;;i\('ii the ]")roductioii tlu' fla- 
vor of Louis XI\' s court: simple "trompe cLoeil" sets, rich and col- 
orful custumes from the period. ]5ant()niine entr'actes in the Italian 
tradition. 



first effort will be to present a 
conference on problems of the nu- 
clear age, attended by major po- 
litical and scientific figures, to be 
held October 3-9. 1958. 

Len Grey '59, chairman of the 
Permanent Rushing Committee, 
reported that the mechanics of 




Moliere's acute satire of the na- 
ture of man sparkles vividly 
throughout most of the production. 
Yet. when it opened at Amherst 
last Sunday, it lacked .some of the 
precision which the script de- 
mands. 

The play comes from the age 
of Descarte's mathematics and 
Charpentier's well-wrought music. 
The 'Williams production, however 
— perhaps because of understand- 
ably inexperienced acting in some 
parts, perhaps because of the in- 
fluence of more modern acting 
techniques — had a few loose ends. 

Bruno Quinson's interpretation 
of the hypochondriac Argan was 
sympathetic, at times poignant. 
His lively performance came closer 
than any other to the 17th cen- 
tury mood. Eva Coffin was a pol- 
ished, but not quite studied e- 
nough Toinette — Moliere's ration- 
alist heroine. 

Hanse 'Van Andel is very pretty 
as Argan's marriagable daughter. 



Theatre To Feature 
Professional Actors 

For the first time since the 
Williamstown Summer Theatre 
was organized in 1955. the pre- 
season tryouts were monopolized 
by professional actors and ac- 
and her interpretation of the part | tresses, rather than by university 
—though somewhat superficial— I students, according to Nikos Psa- 
was pleasing. Nancy Hirsche (Be- charopoulos. the theatre's execu- 



EDITOR WHITE 

involved convolutions 

rushing would be basically un- 
changed next year. Certain chan- 
ges may be recommended but their 
effect will be to "buttress" the 
present system, not to revamp It. 
Tom Pox '61, speaking for the 
See Page 3, Col. 3 



line) proves herself a master of 
the obvious in farce-comedy. 

Outstanding in smaller parts 
were George Brachfeld as Doctor 
Diafoirus and James Morganstern 
as M. Purgon. 

Special plaudits should go to 
Rassi Gifford and Joan Grant for 
the truly superb costumes and to 
Joy Dewey's pantominists — whose 
antics, though lacking in smooth 
ballet technique, certainly height- 
ened this critic's enjoyment of the 
production as a whole. 'Wesley 
Wong stood out as Perduto. 



five director. The company will 
operate in the Adams Memorial 
Theatre from July 3 through Au- 
gust 30. 

The change in accent resulted 
from a revised policy based on the 
experience of recent years when 
there were too many applicants 
to screen effectively. This year ac- 
tors' agencies, producers' schools 
and graduate .school officials help- 
ed sift early applicants. 

The number of actors to be hir- 
ed depends on the plays which are 
selected after current negotiations 
have been completed. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1958 



fire Willi^i %ee(ffh 

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Talk Of The Town 

Lust fall the- Stiidont faculty Ui.scipline .Com- 
mittee ruled that the lieeii.se.s i)f all students con- 
victed of traffic \iolati()ns would he suspended 
by the college for uu ai)pr()priate |x riod of time. 

Last week college pri'sideut, jaines P. Bax- 
ter 3rd was stojiiiedfor driving 65 miles per hour 
on local roads, lie was fined 15 dollars. 



CONFUSION 



The College Comicil hold an oix-n meeting in 
the Rathskellar Monday iiiglit. Its jiurpose was 
ostensibly to generate interest in student gov- 
ernment. Only three disinterested observers visit- 
ed the scene. 

The sijectacle to whicli they were subjected 
amounted to nothing more than a dog-fight a- 
mong the xarious factions of foinier and ])resent 
Old staff members. Each argimient was rooted in 
firm understanding of yearbook finances, but the 
total effect was nightmarisii conhision. 

Faced with the inemiable task of knifing 
throiigli tliis labyrinth of conflicting opinions, the 
Council did the'only thing it could do. It tabled 
a motion which would ha\'e forced students to 
hiiv the vearbook if diey did not state otherwise 
Ijcfore October 1-a plan originally ijroi^osed by 
the RECORD (Mar. 7) a .scant thirty-five days 
ago. 

CoMMiiment is a slow and tedious business- 
('S|uci.illy college government. Discussion of the 
yc arbook iMobk-m now re\erts to the CCF where 
it slioiild have been thrashed out long ago. "O- 
pcM decisions, openly arrived af'might stimulate 
student interest, but without thorough study of 
the issues in committee, no decisions can be 
reached. 

The original RECORD jilan is, perhaps, im- 
practical, l)ecause it would give the Gul staff 
no greater security for signing its contracts in 
the s]5ring. 

To aid the CCF in its search for an answer, 
the RECORD proposes an alternative: 

Cive the Gul staff greater security by es- 
tablishing a fund for possible subsidization in 
the CJCF. The amount of this reserve cash would 
be decided by the Council financial body, but 
if the yearbook were to finish with a deficit of 
less than the CCF's figure, it would be automati- 
cally covered with CCF funds. 

Yet on the other hand, if the Gul should re- 
port a deficit in e.\cess of this figure, the year- 
book staff wt)uld have to make up the difference. 

Student initiative would remain ]5aramount in 
Gul financial oi^erations. Yet at the same time, 
yearbook editors could sign contracts for a high 
(juality hook in confidence that a small deficit 
could be financed. 



The Arguments 

In die College Council meeting, Monday 
niglit, the discussion dealing with the Cul's nro- 
|)osul that it be fuianced by a general student 
tax was characterized by heatecl debate and a 
wide diversity of o])inion. 
Ari!^ui)wiits for Gul sitbaidt/: 

Tom White, co-editor of the Gul, defended 
die Gul's proposal on the gounds that student 
ajjathy and the rising cost of |)rinting was mak- 
ing it almost impossible for the Gul board to 
turn out a "quality" yearbook. He stressed the 
importance or a good annual in relation to its 
|)restige value for the school and its role as a 
l)ermanent record of the college year. 
Anti-assistance argument: 

Tom Pi])er, former business board member of 
the Gul stated that widi more initiative and in- 
genuity there would be no need for the liscal 
jjlan submitted by the present Gul board. 
Compromise Plan: 

Bill Ilarter, CC member, suggested that the 
students be given the option of either having no 
Gul or having it jiart of their bill. Those violent- 
ly opposed to receiving the college yearbook 
would be able to cancel their subscription by 
calling the Gul office. 

Conciliatory efforts along diis line culminat- 
ed in the adoption of Len Grey's motion that the 
Rules and Nominations Committee work in con- 
jiniction with the CCF to work out the referen- 
dum. 



'Holiday In The Berkshires 

By Dave Skaff 

Holidav writer Ste]ihen Birmingham in his 
recent article on the Little Three mentioned 
tliat he is subject to a "recurring nightmare" 
based on I'reshinan English at Williams. His ar- 
ticle suggests a pleasant dream. 

His impressions of what we know of Wil- 
liams and the Little Three are largely fantasy 
befitting a large circulation travel magazine. Per- 
ha|)s his article will stir tourists to \enturing to 
Williams to "sjiy a bone-hard core of New Eng- 
land Puritanism as tough and flinty as New 
England soil." Oin- "thriving country town with 
few temptations for dissi|)ation and vice" should 
prove a tourist's Mecca. 

Many Williams students will be suqjrised 
to learn that four or five in a class is "not un- 
usual" and that classes "frequently are held" in 
professors' homes 

With an eye to Williams, Wesleyan, and Am- 
herst's distinctiveness, Birmingham sees a great 
gap bridging these schools and sucb schools as 
Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. In taking issue 
with a Yale man's view of Little Three schools 
as "reasonable facsimiles" of the Big Three, he 
gives a totally false impiession of the smaller 
schools to support his view. There are differences, 
but the similarities are much more in evidence. 

The Little Three man "goes to hear more 
visiting lecturers, subscribes to more concert ser- 
ies, attends more college plays, joins more col- 
lege organizations, becomes more involved with 
student government, goes in for more intiamural 
athletics." We wish this were true. 

A New England sense of morality and em- 
phasis on values with which we are steeped is 
beautiful to read and to make our chests swell. 
Perhaps, it makes Holiday's circulation rise? 
Pleasant dreams . . . 



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Co-existence: Challenge To Society I 

"The logical alternative to co-existence in the therino-nuclrar 
age is co-aunihilation," warni'd Professor FrtKlerick L Schunuib in 
the fifth Student Union ColKxiuium on corcxisteiice with Russia 
last Thursday evening. 

Professor Schmniui, preceding pani'l member Dean ViiKvnt 
M. Baniett and moderator Harry Ashbaugh "58, said the ehoic, js 
one of striving for the good life or universal cK'ath antl p()sm!,|\. 
the extinction of humanity through atomic suicide. The debali is 
not between these alternatives, hut of terms by which co-existduc 
can be made most tolerable, l(!ast dangerous, and most construe live 
for mankind. 

The problem, continued the )-)olitical scientist, is an old mic 
dating back to the October Revolution in 1917. By the suinnui ol 
1918 both sides ))referred non-co-existence. The allied and assoc , .[- 
ed powers wanted to strangle Bolshevism in its na.scent stage; ilu. 
cominuiiists hoi)ed for world revolution. Botli sides failed in (li. n 
goals. Soviet desire for co-existence first became evident in l'i!() 
and has since re-ap|)eared whenever we'steni tlncats on Soviet 
existence has receded. 

"During the past dozen years of tlie cold war, America goid- 
ed to mass fear and hatred by the provocations of Stalinism Ins 
tended to base its policies on a central falsi' assuinptioii tiiat lie 
challenge of Soviet Comniunisin is primarily a military challenu. ," 
observed Mr. Schimian. A corollary false assumption is that su- 
perior military power will contain and e\en through |)ressure nid 
conununist rule. We shoukl realize both these assumptions ic 
false maintained Professor Schuinan since: "Coimnimist rule m 
China is here to stay; communist ruli- in Russia is here to stay." 

C7i(///(')i^r' 

The challenge of Soviet power, according to the professor, 
is a scientific, a technological, educational, anil cconoinie cJiallennc 
It is an economic challenge because Russia, altliougli still far Ijc- 
hind us, is expanding at twice the rate of the Amerie;ui econoinw 
Russia lias also shown more interest and imagination in de\'eJo|)- 
ing the underdeveloped countries containing two-thirds of the 
human race. Nor can educational i^rogress in Russia be met liv 
armaments. 

"The challenge facing us is to better otn- science and technoln 
gy, to better our education, to reform our economy in the inter- 
ests of greater stability, and to raise thi' living standards of the 
worlds poor." Mr. Schumaii added that we are also ehallengetl to 
]5ractice what we preach in regard to e(|uality, regardless ol race 
color or national origin. A negotiatetl co-existence is tjie altenia(i\c 
to a cold war stalemate or co-annihilation. The )io]itieal seienli'.l 
contended that America could meel tlie S()\iet cliallenge coii- 
structix'ely. Negotiations ol a iikkIus \i\('ndi would be beneliii.i! 
to both sides and all mankiiul. 

Harrv Ashbaugh presented (ieorge F. Kennan's \ii'ws on in- 
existcnce as ex)iressed in his r<-eent publication, Russia, the .Atom, 
and the West. A solution to the satellite problem, Kcnnan wrolr. 
de)iends on withdrawal of western and Soxiet troojis Irom f'uropi' 
on the basis of a negotiated si'ttlement. Military disengagement 
will aid in eliminating friction and encourage the evolution of in- 
stitutions best suited to their needs. 

Political Conflict 

Kennan contended that the Hussian threat is basically |iolili- 
cal. The best hope for peaceful co-existence is through direct negn 
tiations on political conflicts between Russia and the United Stalt v 
The combination of political and military disengagement wiili 
diplomatic negotiations between the two blocks are Kennans 
hopes for co-exi.stence. 

Dean Barnett agreed with Schuinan and Kennan that it is ini- 
jjcrative to seek some accommodation between the two conflii I- 
ing power grou))s. He felt, however, that militarv disengagenu nt 
would be unwise because, "in the ])resent state of the world aiil 
with mutual distrust, a position of military strength is an iniii^- 
pensable )}re-i"e(]uisite without which negotiations cannot |)i'i- 
fitably proceed." 

In addition to keeping abreast in catastrophic weapons, it 
is also essential to improve om- ]iolitical, economic, and educatii n- 
al strength. American advantages in these s|)lieres can be empli i- 
sized by more effective government leadership, Dean Barii' tt 
stated. 



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^JTHE^VVILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1958 



Bums Says 'I Think I Will Win'; 
Sees Vigorous, Forceful Campaign 



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Over twenty years ol training and study in politics will bo 
"(1 tlurin)' six months oi intensive politital action hy Conirics- 
111 eaudicUue janics M. Hiniis. 

Till- overwlu'lminj^ od<ls which apjicar to make victory almost 
impossible have nevertheless failed to (laiii|)eu tlie spirits oi tlie 
(iierj^etic anthor, teacher and politician. 

Burns has so far maintained that 

victory is easily within his grasp, , ^ f£. 
He has said "I think I will win", ' ^QfjPIJJ 
aiid if his activities so far are any , 

indication of things to come, his ' with the French player.s, Mis. 
campaign will indeed be vigorou.s , Coffin seemed unruffled. She re- 
and honorable", as he has prom- ; called ironically tliat the night be- 
fore, while returning from "An 
American in Paris", she had said 
to Mr. Coffin, "Why couldn't we 
so to Paris sometime? Nothing ev- 
er happens in Williamstown." 

"Freedom of Speech" 

Babysitter Morgan complained 
that such things "just don't hap- 
pen" in Williamstown. but seem 
more like "city gangster" methods, 
She added, "Things have come to 
a mighty sorry state — after all, 
we still have freedom of speech." 

Dean Vincent M. Barnett ex- 
prc,s;.;ed deep regret and said that, 
jf the person were a student, he 
woald certainly be expelled It 
caught. 



iscd. 

Attacks Incumbent 

Dining the few months prior to 
la.st week's announcement of his 
(■;indidacy, Burns energetically 
!;iid the groundwork for a hard- 
lutting and direct campaign with 
numerous speaking engagements 
and forceful verbal attacks on the 
incumbent Republican John Hes- 
clton. 

The scene of hLs headquarters 
;n Williams Hall Annex while the 
announcements of his candidacy 
were being prepared for the press 
and public was pervaded by a spirit 
i)i o|)tlmism which was only equal- 
led by the energy of his staff. 



Longer Time Asked 
In Amherst Rushing 

While Amherst achieved 100 
per cent rushing tor the seventh 
year, there were rumbles of 
dissatisfaction with the rushing 
system after the 4 -day rush in 
March. 

The principal objection to 
the present setup seems to lie 
in the impossibility of forming 
intelligent opinions of both 
houses and of freshmen in the 
four-day period allowed. In a 
poll taken by the "Amherst 
Student", a longer rushing peri- 
od or legalization of dirty rush- 
ing emerged as possible solu- 
tions. 

Of the freshman group, 52 
per cent favored a longer rush- 
ing period and 77 per cent felt 
the restrictions on dirty rush- 
ing were useless or detrimental. 
Of the upperclassmen, 44 per 
cent favored longer rushing. 



Council . . . 

freshman Houseparty Committee, 
announced a "blanket charge" of 
$2.60 per capita for those frater- 
nities which accepted the plan and 
a fee of $5.10 for those which did 
not. 



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Deerfield Places First 
In Debate Tournament 

In Dcbatinj^ here last weekend, Deerfield won the team 
trophy in a hit^hly suecesslul New Enj^land Preiiaratory School De- 
hate Tournament sponsored by the Adcljihic Union, 

Individual keys for the best affirmative and nejjative speak- 
ers were won by Frank Saunders of C^hoate (affirmative) and 
l^utz Berkner of Stratford Hi^li School (iietjative). 

The topic of debate was "Re- 



Best Poems Win 
Award Of $m 

For the fourth consecutive year, 
the Academy of American Poets 
will offer a prize of $100 for the 
best poem or group of poems sub- 
mitted by an undergraduate at 
Williams, 

This award was made possible 
by the bequest of Mrs. Mary Cum- 
mings Eudy, a former member of 
the Academy. When the contest 
was originated in 1954, Williams 
was one of ten colleges chosen to 
offer the prine, the others being 
Chicago, Harvard, Princeton, Rol- 
lins, Smith, Stanford, Vassar, Vir- 
ginia, and Yale. 

Previous Winners 
Last year's award went to Pat- 
rick B. McGinnis, '57. Other win- 
ners have been Travis Merritt '55, 
who is carrying on graduate study 
in English at the University of 
Clricago, and J. Wilson '56, who is 
presently teaching at the Grace 
Church School in New York City. 
Two members of the English De- 
partment will act as judges and 
the winner will be announced at 
Commencement. To be considered 
for the prize, poems must liave 
been written by an undergraduate 
now enrolled in the College and 
must not have been published ex- 
cept in a local undergraduate pub- 
1-cation. Entries for the contest, 
which closes May 1, may consist 
of a sequence of poems or a group, 
not exceeding five, of individual 
poems. Professor R. J. Allen, head 
of the English Department, is in 
charge of the contest. 



.solved: That this house approves 
of the principle of athletic schol- 
arships on the college level." Each 
•school sent both an affirmative 
and a negative team. 

Schools participating in the 
tournament were: Choate, Deer- 
field, Gunnery, Portsmouth Priory, 
Stratford (Conn.) High School, 
Wilbraham, and Worcester Acad- 
emy. Bad weather made it impos- 
sible for Taft, Hotchkiss, and An- 
dover t^ get to Williamstown. 
Program 

In four preliminary rounds of 
debating, Deerfield and Gunnery 
won the chance to participate in 
the finals. These preliminary 
rounds were held Friday night and 
Saturday morning in Griffin Hall 
and the Williamstown High 
School. 

The finals took place in Room 
3 of Griffin Hall at 1:30 on Sat- 
urday, and the negative team of 
Bill Webster and Jay Huffard won 
the trophy for Deerfield. Dean 
Cole, Rev. Lang of St. John's Epis- 
copal Church, and Professor Con- 
nelly .served as judges. Between 50 
and 75 people attended. 

Chairman Tim Coburn called 
the tournament "very successful" 
and commented on the "exception- 
ally high level of debating." 



Princeton . . . 

ance in that regard." 

The Interclub Committee's stand 
clo.sely parallels that of Williams' 
1957's SC and CC, when in accept- 
ing the report of the Phillips Com- 
mittee, the Williams student gov- 
ernment called for Total Oppor- 
tunity, achieved by the fraternities 
for the first time this fall. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1958 



Wieneke Elected Wrestling Captain; 
Letters Awarded At Annual Banquet 



At the annual wrestling banc 
VVieni'ke was elected captain o 
the 1958-59 season. He succeeds 
Twice a New Euj^land Ch; 
wrestled in the 137 pound class 
during the past season. Always 
sliowing tremendous competitive 
spirit, Kuhrt was undefeated dur- 
ing the regular season and placed 
fourth in the New England Tour- 
nament. In addition to wrestling, 
he is a member of the Purple Key 
Society and is .serving as secretary 
of Kappa Alpha. 

Lettermen 

The following letter winners 
were announced by Coach Pete De- 
Lissei-; Wally Matt, Stew Smith, 
Kuhrt Wienslie, Jim Hutchinson, 
Steve Lewis, Pete Carney, Dave 
IVIoore, and Bob Hatcher. 

Coach DeLisser thanlced all 
members of the team, particularly 
captain Jim Hutchinson, for their 
co-operation and hard worlc during 
the season. 

Prospects for 1959 

Prospects for 1959 are excellent. 
Of the letter winners, only Hut- 
chinson and Carney will graduate 
this year. Their places should be 
filled by Skip Chase and Jacli 
Staples who will move up from the 
freshman team. 



luet on Thursday, April 10, Kuhrt 
i the varsity wrestling team for 
Jim Hutchinson, 
iinpion at 130 pounds, Wieneke 




Captain-elect WIENEKE pin- 
ning Amherst wrestler. 

Plans are being made to increase 
the interest in wrestling on cam- 
pus. One proposal is an all-college 
wrestling tournament for students 
who have had no previous experi- 
ence. 



Frosh Nine Begins Outdoor Drills; 
Open April 26; Prospects Bright 

The Williams freshman baseball team began |5re|:)aratioiis 
lor the 195cS season with outdoor workouts last Friday and Satur- 
day. Thirty candidates turned out for the first sessions but the 
cold, wet weather has prevented I 



Boynton,Ratcliffe 
Lead Stickers In 
Scrimmage Wins 



Scoring 41 points in two scrim- 
mages last week the Williams la- 
crosse team downed the Univer- 
ity of Massachusetts and the Wil- 
liums freshmen by 20-1 and 21-4 
scores. 

Faced by a weak U. of Mass. 
I cam at Amherst Thursday, the 
Ephs opened up their attack be- 
hind George Boynton and Nick 
Ratcliffe. High scorer for the af- 
' moon was Ratcliffe with four 
sioals and one assist. He was fol- 
lowed by Roger Southall (three 
Ksals) and George Boynton with 
i two goals, five assists. 

Freshman Scrimmagre 

At Colo field on Saturday the 
varsity encountered the freshman 
lacrosse team in another informal 
scrimmage. The game was called 
before the end of the third period 
but not before the varsity had tal- 
lied 21 goals. Again Boynton and 
Ratcliffe led the scoring with four 
goals, five assists and four goals, 
one assist respectively. 

This was the first scrimmage 
for the freshmen, who are seeking 
to duplicate last year's undefeated 
freshman record. The varsity, 
however, commanded the game 
completely except for the third 
minute of the second period when 
Eric Widmer, Paul Reyes, and Tim 
Weinland scored back to back. 
Eight minutes later Weinland 
scored again with help from Bill 
Whiteford for the fourth and final 
freshman goal. 



further practices and has not en- 
abled coach Len Watters to make 
a realistic appraisal of the squad 
as yet. The team will open the 
season with an away contest with 
R. P. I. on Saturday, April 26. 

Although the team has only been 
able to practice as a unit since 
the spring vacation the battery 
candidates held several workouts 
in the cage prior to recess. The 
team's pitching staff will probably 
include Sam Weaver, John Leech, 
Jim Prick, Don JMonroe and John 
Whitney with Tom Condron, Tom 
Fox and Tad Day competing for 
the receiving position. 

With the large number of can- 
didates and the possibility of good 
weather, the two weeks remaining 
before the season begins should 
produce a good freshman squad. 



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Relay Elects Sudduth, 
Harwood As Captains 

Juniors Ceorge Siidduth and Tony llarwood were selcitod 
recently to co-captain the 1958-59 winter track team. 

Along with Suddiith and llarwood, junior Mae llassler and 
Bill Mooniaw will return to lorni the mile relay team. Despiti Ihe 
de|5arture through graduation of this winter's leader Bill I ox 

Coach Tony Plansky looks foi 

iir<ii* rt \t T siderable improvement 

Williams bolters io 
Face MIT, Harvard 



Bad weather since the termina- 
tion of spring vacation h"K forced 
Golf Coach Dick Baxter to go a- 
long with a squad selected pri- 
marily from last year's varsity, for 
next Saturday's triangular match 
with M. I. T. and Harvard. 

Due to the impossibility of play- 
ing qualifying matches during the 
past week, Baxter will field a first 
five men composed of Captain 
John Boyd in the number one po- 
sition followed by Hans Halligan 
in number two position and Rob 
Foster, Sam Davis and Bill Tuach. 

The last three will be placed ac- 
cording to their performances this 
week. Pilling out the squad will 
be the top two men of a threesome 
including Mike Beemer, Bob Juli- 
us, both sophomores and Junior 
Doc Johnson. 

Competition for future matches 
will be held this week as the last 
three positions on the squad are 
still unsettled. As the course is 
still soft the long hitters like John- 
son may have an advantage over 
the boys who are shorter off the 
tees. 



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good record posted by this sen, 
team. 

Sudduth ran the third \v of 
the relay and posted an exci WxA, 
quarter mile time of 48.5 sec ads. 
He will also co-captain the c .ss- 
country team next fall. 

Harwood Under 51 

Harwood ran the second k'l; :liis 
winter, and finished consistmiiy 
under 51 seconds. 

Both Sudduth and Harwood ire 
members of the spring track t. m. 
Sudduth runs the half mile, aid 
last spring ran under two min are 
several times. Harwood is Uic 
team's leading pole vaulter. 

Over the season the team won 
two of the four meets that it qual- 
ified for. It placed second and tliivd 
in the other two. Due to in.)uiirs, 
tlie team failed to qualify for the 
I. C. 4A. meet, held this year in 
MadLson Square Garden. 



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Princeton Dumps Eph Netmen 7-2; 
Tigers Capture Five Of Six Singles 

Leonard, Turner Score In Doubles Match 



TH^WjU^MMSJlECORD, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 16, 1958 



The Williams College varsity 
tennis team went down in defeat 
to a powerful Princeton squad at 
the Tigers' courts on Saturday. 
The Ephmen lost 7-2, but the re- 
sult was much closer than the 
score indicates since they dropped 
4 three set matches while winning 
only one. 

Eastern Intercollegiate singles 
champion Jim Parrin quickly dis- 
posed of captain Karl Hirshman 
in the first singles match by a 
i;-2, 6-1 count. Farrin scored heav- 
ily with his powerful ground 
strokes that had Hirshman con- 
iiintly hitting off balance. 

In the second singles match, 
Tom Shulman scored an upset in 
dumping highly regarded John Mc- 
Lean C-4, 6-3. The Ephman kept 
the pressure on his opponent from 
I lie baseline and scored heavily at 
Jie net. 

Leonard-Turner Win 

Dave Leonard, Joe Turner, and 
lirnic Fleishman were all one set 
up on their opponents only to lose 
iiie next two sets. Turner led his 



man Jeff Arnold, a former high 
ranking junior player, 6-3 and 5-3 
only to drop the match. 

The Williams number six man 
Tom Davidson also lost a close 
one as Williams fell behind by a 
decisive 5-1 score. Leonard and 
Turner turned in a victory in the 
doubles to score the second Eph 
point. 

The match was held in overcast 
weather, and the previous day's 
rain forced it on to Princeton's 
hard courts. 

The Summary: 

Farrin (P) def. Hirshman 6-2, 
6-1; Shulman iW) def. McLean 
6-4, 6-3; Brechner iP) def. Leon- 
ard 8-10, 6-2, 6-2; Arnold (P) def. 
Turner 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Ruddick (P) 
def. Fleishman 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; Hin- 
kle (P> def. Davidson 7-5, 6-4. 

Farrin-Brechner iP) def. Hirsh- 
man-Tobin 6-1, 6-0; Leonard-Tur- 
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Ephs Take 4th In Weekend Sailing; 
Sykes Leads Frosh At Conn. Meet 

Last Saturday Williams placed herst, Yale and Wesleyan. 



Close Races Develop 
In Volleyball Leagues 

Intramural vollcyljull competition passed tlie halfway mark 
yesterday, with elose races developiiif^ in hotli leaj^ues. 

Alplia Delta Phi leads the Tuesday-Thursday league with a 
5-0 record, while Chi Psi (6-0) and Beta Theta Pi (5-0) hold the 
top s|)()t ill tile Monday-VVednesday cycle. 

Following A. D. are Phi Gamma 



fourth in the Connecticut Valley 
Sailing Championships out of a 
field of seven colleges. The meet 
was won by the host club, the U- 
nited States Coast Guard Acad- 
emy. 

Sailing for Williams were Don 
Westfall, commodore of the Wil- 
liams Yacht Club, Geoff Covert, 
Toby Smith and Gerritt McGown. 

The competition was held in fi- 
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finished third. The fine team per- 
formance was sparked by Dick 
Sykes and his crew Dave Anderson 
who took five firsts out of seven 
races. The second freshman crew 
of Hank Delaurance and Charlie 
Dana capsized twice and were not 
able to get in the running in their 
division. Dartmouth won the meet 
with Yale second. 

Nine To Open Friday; 
Scrimmage Set Today 

Ba.seball coach Bobby Coombs 
scheduled intra-squad scrimmages 
for Monday, Tuesday and Wednes- 
day as he prepped his young team 
for a two-game season-opening 
weekend tour into Maine. The made in his infield. 



Delta and Theta Delta Chi, both 
with 4-1 records. Sigma Phi, also 
with a 4-1 mark, trails Chi Psi 
and Beta. 
Quinson, Jeffery Lead Chi Psi 

Leading the Chi Psi team are 
spikers Chubby Jeffery '59, and 
Ned Benedict '60, while Buzz Van 
Sant '59, and Bruno Quinson '58, 
are their setters. 

Forming the front line for Beta 
are seniors Ron Anderson, Lou 
Caplan, Bob Salisbury and Jim 
Scott, all three year veterans of 
the volleyball wars. 

Seniors Doug Murdock, Ed 
Hughes and Zeke Knight and jun- 
ior Phil Brown have led A. D. to 
their undefeated mark. 

The volleyball season has two 
and one half more weeks to run, 
with Softball moving In as the 
big intramural sport near the end 
of April. 

team faces Colby Friday and Bow- 
doin Saturday. 

Although he admitted he was 
"experimenting", he declined to 
name any specific changes he has 



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Educators Lrge More 
College Honors Plans 

In a recent |)ublicatioii eiititletl "The Supeiioi Student," Iloheit 
K. Bishop, ail assistant dean at tlie University ol reinisyK aiiia, has 
urittiMi an article eoneernini^ the need lor lionors proj^ranis sucli 
as the one which is cnrrently in operation at WilHaais. 

Bishop is a nienihi'r of the newly oramized inter-University 
Committee on the Superior Stndent, whicli fuels that in an educa- 
tional system which is devoted to 



mass production ot commonplace I 
people, the more sifted students 
often feel and are neglected. The \ 
committee desires to preserve ; 
quality, and not merely quantity j 
of, in the nation's students. The 
ultimate intent of the group is 1 
establishment of honors programs | 
tor superior students in tax-sup- 
ported universities and colleges 
throughout the country. The com- 
mittee is tlie outgrowth of a meet- 
ing last June attended by fifty 
educators in Boulder. Colorado; it 
is being financed by $125,000 
granted by the Carnegie Corpora- 
tion. 

The article continues by stating 
that such programs in American 
education are not entirely new. 
Wesleyan University established an 
honors course in 1873. By 1943, 
special programs existed in 150 ot 
200 schools approved by the A. A. 
U. 

The committee has planned to 
operate an information service on 
the various programs available to 
the nation's colleges. It will also 



New German Group 
Given Talks, Movies 

■rhe German Club has been re- 
vitalized under the capable guid- 
ance of Mr. Little," says Matthew 
Nimetz '60, secretary-treasurer of 
u'.ie organization. The club is spon- 
jorlng a set of lectures and movies 
designed to give the school an in- 
creased dose of German culture. 

Professor S. Lane PaisOn, Jr. 
recently delivered a lecture en- 
citled "Baroque Art in Germany" 
.ind Robert G. L. Waite, associate 
professor of history, will speak on 
Nazism Thursday night in the 
Rathskeller. The organization also 
sponsors a weekly program on 
VVMS under the direction of John 
English 'fiO. 

Jerry Bernstein '60, president, 
plans to hold a few "old fashioned" 
Gorman beer parties for the mem- 
bers before the year is over. The 
club also plans a picnic in May. 
Several informal meetings have 
been held during the year on top- 



Glee Club, Wellesley Give Concert; 
Small Audience Hears Performance 



aid any institution which desires ics of general interest to German 



to inaugurate such a plan. 



students. 



By John Good 

Resigning assistant professor of 
music, Walter NoUner made his 
last appearance as glee club di- 
rector at Williams before a small 
audience in Chapin Hall Sunday. 
The occasion was a joint concert 
given by the Wellesley College 
Choir and the Williams College 
Glee Club. 

Except for the small audience 
it could be generally stated that 
NoUner bowed out in style. His 
glee club for the most part sound- 
ed polished and performed cred- 
itably, especially in harmony with 
the 72 voices from Wellesley. 

When the groups .sang separately 
before intermission, Wellesley stole 
the show. Two renditions especially 
stood out; Mozart's "Ave verum 
corpus" and Franck's "Psalm One 
Hundred and Fifty". 

The Williams singers, for their 
part, also did a good job. In Du- 
fay's "Magnificat", however, their 
only separate performance of the 
afternoon, the loud passages were 
better than the soft, giving the ef- 
fect of unevenness. 

Byrd's "Second Service" and 
Bach's "Cantata No. 131" which 
the groups performed together 
were both satisfying renditions, 
the former work being the better 
of the two. Unity of these two well- 
disciplined choral groups in the 
final nimibcrs produced a beauti- 
ful harmony, and concluded a 
highly enjoyable afternoon of mu- 
sic. 



Program 



Williams College Glee Club - 

"Magnificat in the eighth 
mode", Dufay. 

Wellesley College Choir - 

"Gaudent in caelis", de Vic- 
toria; "Ave verum corpus", Mo- 
zart; "My Shepherd will supply 
my need"; "Psalm 150", Pranck. 

Wellesley Madrigal Group - 
"The Nightingale", Weelkes; 
"Lullaby, my sweet baby", Byrd; 
"Two Songs", Bartok. 

Wellesley Choir and Williams 
Glee Club - "Second Service", 
Byrd; "Cantata: Aus der 'Ticfe 
iNo. 131)", Bach. 



Brandeis V. Initiates 
American Study P/an 

A far-reaching program in Am- 
erican studies, designed to ;„ing 
some of the brilliant coUeg. stu- 
dents in the free world to I'.ian- 
dels University for one oi two 
years of undergraduate study in 
the liberal arts and of sch.ilarly 
inquiry into American pal inns 
was announced recently. 

The program will seek to 
to Brandeis University undii 
iiatc students from each u: 
teen nations. They will be li. 
on the campus and will » 
classes along with members <• 
regular stud'.nt body. It is : 
ned to brhv-i to the camiJi, 
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Stegall To Head 
Next Year's JAs 



Ron Stegall '60, was chosen pre- 

M(l(!nt of next year's Junior Advl- 

ors. 

In a meeting held Tuesday 

niaht Ben Schenk was also elected 

\ ice-president. 

Stegall won a close race for the 
I'lesideiicy. After the election he 
;iid that "If the enthusiasm of 
1; e thirty guys at this meeting is 
i, liicative of the job to be done 
! I xt year, it ought to be a success- 
.ul year." Stegall, experienced in 
lii.'shman affairs, was president of 
lis freshman class. 

Schenk, the vice president, is on 
1 1 16 RECORD editorial staff, the 
tiophomore Council, and was chair- 
man of Winter Houseparty. Both 
Schenk and Stegall recognized the 
"line job" this year's Junior, Ad- 
M.sers have done and are hoping 
;u work closely with them and the 
present freshman class to "work 
(lilt an even more successful pro- 
iir.tm for next year." 

Jerry Rardin '58, president of 
this year's Junior Advisers, pre- 
.s.'.;ed over the meeting. He told the 
new Junior Advisers of their du- 
ties and his experiences as a J. A. 
Dsan Cole, also present at the 
meeting, spoke of their importance 
as a liaison between the adminis- 
tration and the freshman class. 
He stressed the Junior Advisers' 
importance during the freshmen's 
first few months of adjustment to 
college. ' 



THE STORY STINKS 

Tlu' .story .stinks. 

From ]().',30 last Saturday cveninir wIrmi the shoteun blast 

tivo^t:.i:^; ;' '''••^^"'^:'^ •'?""■ ""*■' ^^'^'-'i^'- aftonuK,;:\v 

1 ,1 r'n '" "r "'''' ''"''"^-^ ■'^'"'^'■'l 'I'^'t violence 

IS not lai hencah he siirh.cc in "civilized" man, and that 
crnue K'ows on itself. ' 

A.s the wel, of implication widened, many more than the 
two who fired the shot had dirty hands. 

1) Those who laii^hed-laculty iiichicled-are guilty. 

2) Ihosc who knew and said uothiiij^ are guilty. 

tV- '""'■'*" ^^''" ^^'''''^ sell-righteously shocked, as was the 
lierk.shire Eagle which wrote that "a shotgun may he a vaiitl 
tool ol aigiunent in daikest Mississippi, hut up here we're civ- 
ilized —are guilty. 

4) Those who made specilic coudemuations without evi- 
dence are guilty. 

5) Those in the adiniuistraliou wlio had to use extreme 
pressures to extract evidence are guilty. 

6) Those especially who used the Collins as laii- game 
lor fireworks are guilty. 

This list could ha\e been longer if th( 
been made yesterday. It could hi 
been made earlier. 

For ordered society is based on law. A law had been brok- 
en. Disorder reigned .md a list of involvement accumulated 
until the lawbreakers were caught. 

Now, fortunately, this chapter of the story is closed. 

by Edgar and Hassler 



confessions bad not 
)een shorter if they had 



78 Participating In Honors Program; 
Seniors Investigate Varied Topics 



Cherry bombs Throw n 
Into Coffin Backyard 

Two flashes (if light and four sharp blasts occurred in the 
back yard of the home of Chaplain William S. Coffin at 10:4.5 
Wednesday night. 

At the time Williamstown police were interrogating st\idents 
about the shotgun blast fired into the Coffins' window last week- 
end. Mr. Coffin was at a confer- 



By John Graham 

Seventy-eight Seniors (out of a 
class of 236) are currently winding 
up work in Williams' Honors Pro- 
Kiam, now in existence for four 
years. 

Since it was initiated in 1954, 
the Honors Program has grown 
fist in popularity. At the begin- 
ning 56 Juniors were enrolled. Next 
f;ill tha class of 1960 will enter its 
.lunior year with 127 men follow- 
ing the honors route to a Williams 
liA. 

Taking honors gives the student 
'>! sufficient ability greater aca- 
iitmic independence and greater 
( oncentration in a field of partlc- 
'ilar interest to him, through ei- 

lier a thesis or a series of semi- 

lars. 

16 In History 

The history department claims 
he highest number of honors stu- 
'lents, 16 men. Eight members of 
I lie class of '58 are doing honors 
\i'ork in Chemistry and English. 
■\t the other end of the ladder, 
'Illy one senior is doing honors 

ork in Economics, while the Psy- 
hology Department boasts only 2. 

In Biology prodigious investiga- 
tion usually precedes the required 
thesis. Di^ve Friedberg '58, for 
I'xample, has been examining the 
'ffect of fat diets on producing 
■symptoms of heart disease In 
thickens. It is said that Friedberg 
lias slain upwards of eighty chick- 
Pn.s in his quest. 

Economics Project 

The sole senior majoring with 
Honors in Economics, Dick Attt- 
veh, has refrained from writing a 
thesis. Instead he is doing inde- 
pendent study of the theory and 
practice of urban redevelopment, 
Retting considerable practical ex- 
perience out of the problems of 
North Adams, where he has done 
much of his field work. 



In the Psychology Department, 
a typical hard-working Honors 
student is senior Ed Snyder who 
is doing a thesis on, "The Rela- 
tion between Occupational Status 
and Attitude." Snyder has done 
much of this work in cooperation 
with the Roper Institute, an aid 
he has found invaluable. 

Questioned as to the merit of 
majoring by the Honors route, 
Snyder said; "It can open up lim- 
itless fields of knowledge to the 
ambitious student with initiative, 
energy, and a real desire to im- 
prove his intellect." 

Groundwork Laid For 
'59 Career Weekend 

Groundwork is being laid for 
next year's Career Weekend. 
Placement Bureau Director Man- 
ton Copeland, Jr. has announced 
that it will be held at the end of 
January, and the undergraduate 
Career Weekend Committee, head- 
ed by Bill Tuach '59, will meet 
next week to discuss preliminary 
plans. 

Changes in format— particularly 
the Friday night forum which 
drew some sharp criticism this 
year — are being considered. The 
student Committee will also study 
a questionnaire sent to participants 
in this year's weekend. 

Sponsored by the Placement 
Bureau to assist undergraduates in 
choosing a vocation, Career Week- 
end—in existence since 1955— is 
now a recognized college event. 

The undergraduate committee 
works In conjunction with an a- 
lumni committee, to be headed 
next year by Joseph D. Stockton 
'29, vice-president of the Illinois 
Bell Telephone Company and a 
member of the Office of Defense 
Mobilization, 



ence in New Hayen and Mrs. Cof- 
fin was acting in the AMT's pro- 
duction of "Le Malade Imaginaire." 

Lynn Rice, the baby-sitter em- 
ployed by the Coffins to take care 
of their 3-month old daughter 
Amy, became hysterical when she 
heard the blasts. Next-door neigh- 
bor Howard P. Stabler notified the 
police immediately. 

An investigation by Police Chief 
John Courtney indicated that the 
explosions had been caused by two 
cherrybombs. It -is believed, how- 
ever, that the person who fired 
the shot last Saturday was not 
the person who threw the cherry- 
bombs. 

Mr. Coffin returned from New 
Haven at 6 o'clock Thursday morn- 
ing. At noon Mrs. Coffin was still 
visibly shaken by the Incident. 




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Spring Breezes Visit Williamstown; 
Fairly Normal Reactions Observed 



The balmy brcszes which have 
descended upori Williamstown 
prematurely have left the villagers 
confused. 

A heretofore reliable yet uncon- 
firmed source reports that town 
authorities have been frantically 
trying to dispose of huge amounts 
of sand, salt, shovels, and snow- 
plows at bargain basement prices. 
Several pessimistic Spring Street 
merchants have tendered bids. 

Police have observed an unusual 
amount of traffic on all roads 
leading out of the village. After 
extensive investigation, including 
questioning several members of the 
Bennington student body, law en- 
forcement officers have proclaim- 
ed that spring is officially here! . . . 

There are rumors to the effect 
that scotch at local distributors Is 
being left to age, while gin and 
tonic sales have soared. 

airls are wearing shorts again. 
So are a lot of the boys! (Not 



Two Students Admit 
Coflin Shotgunning 

/;(/ Joliii D. Phillips 
The men res|ionsible for last Saturday's shotgun attack on the 
home of ('haplaiii W'illiaiii S. Coffin have been ai)prehended. 

Williamstown Police Chief John 
D. Courtney, Jr., announced last 
night that two Williams students 
had signed confessions to the 
shooting, and implied that a third 
student might be involved. 

The students were released On 
$50 bail and tried in the Williams- 
town District Court this niorniiig 
on the double charge of malicious 
damage to property and carrying 
a loaded firearm in an automobile. 
They pleaded guilty and were fin- 
ed $125. Whon asked in court why 
they chose Chaplain Coffin's 
house for their action, they refused 
to an.swer. 

This afternoon at 2 o'clock they 
will fnce the Student-Faculty Dis- 
cipline Committee with the possi- 
bility of expulsion from college. 

The case was handled by the 
William.stown police force in co- 
operation with college authorities 
and RECORD staff members. This 
combined effort to track down the 
attackers began early Sunday 
when police pinpointed the time' 
of the shooting and began inves- 
tigating college shotgun registra- 
tions. 

On the basis of this preliminary 
information, plus fragmentary 
knowledge received from Williams 
students, the pohce were led to be- 
lieve that the attacker was a stu- 
dent. Several suspects were rigor- 
ously interrogated. That was Tues- 
day night. 

On Wednesday, police inquiries 
in the Southworlh Street area un- 
covered evidence of more than o^e 
student involved in the case. Both- 
Mrs. Coffin and her neighbors 
said that they recalled seeing a 
dark bronze car passing slowly in 
front of the Coffin home at least 
three times during the day on 
Saturday. 

One man stated to police that 
at 10:30 Saturday night, while 
standing in his driveway, he heard 
a shot and saw a car roaring up 
the street from the direction of 
the Coffin residence. He described 
the vehicle as a dark bronze Pon- 
tiac or Chevrolet of late forties 
or early fifties vintage. Police con- 
cluded from this evidence that at 
least one student besides the gun- 
man was involved. 

Still, authorities lacked evidence 
pointing conclusively to any par- 
ticular students. Hnally, on Thurs- 
day, they uncovr-red Information 
on several students which checked 
with the circumstantial facts of 
the case. 

They were immt-diately question- 
ed by local police, and by late 
yesterday afternoon the confes- 
sions were secured. . 



31 Incoming Juniors 
Select Physics Major 

An unprecedented 31 incoming 
juniors registered- in the physics 
major for next year. 

The jump, including 16 honors 
students, was the largest of the 
year, and thrust Physics Into third 
place of favorite majors. 

New Science Emphasis 

Physics professor Ralph P. Winch 
attributed the increase to "a gen- 
eral trend, placing greater empha- 
sis on the need for scientists, es- 
pecially for military research." 
Winch stated that the physics de- 
partment had noted increases in 
the last three years, but cited this 
jump as "most unusual." 

In other fields, English retained 
its customary place as the most 
favorite major, gaining 41 junior 
applications. History again was 
second, and recruited the greatest 
number of new honors students 
with 21. 



nearly as well, though.) A Wil- 
liamstown housewife amused a 
more perceptive neighbor, when 
she ran into her house screaming 
she had seen a huge hairy beast 
wearing saddle shoes and Bermu- 
-da shorts. 

NorSh Adatns flood control pro- 
ject' is a success! Three unidenti- 
fied f- idents were last seen float- 
ing down Cole Avenue when N. 
A.'s controlled" water caused a 
flash flood on Cole Field. Wil- 
liamstown may build a dam. 

The ear-pleasing .sounds of Wil- 
liamstown's fire warning has been 
heard more frequently. The shiny 
red fire engine has been scaring 
the wits out of pedestrians who are 
so unfortunate as to be gracing 
the corner of Main and South 
Streets at the appropriate times. 
Fire-chasing ha.s become a popular 
pastime. 

It is often said in Vermont that 
spring makes the sap run . . . 



Gray To Present 
Talk On Defense 

"Defense Mobilization in a Nu- 
clear Age" will be discussed by 
Gordon Gray, Director of the Of- 
fice of Defense Mobilization, in- 
Jesup Hall Monday evening. 

Sponsored by the David Sterling 
Memorial Fund, Mr. Gray will be 
at Williams Monday and Tuesday. 
He will attend several classes in 
political science and economics. 

Gray has served as Secretary 
of the Army, special assistant to 
president Truman, a member of 
the North Caroline State Senate, 
and an assistant secretary of de- 
fense. 



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Vol. LXXII April 18, 1958 Number 18 



Letters To The Editor 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION 

To the RECORD: 

For the \rdi>t two moath.s I have witnessed 
with the rest of the VVilliaiii.s C-olk'i^e body the 
j^rowth of an issiii- to a |)lRii()iiiciial proportion: 
thixt issue is selectivity and aloiii^ with it arose 
what arc to inc uij;ly \iscious offsiiots. 1 do not 
intend to deal with the problem of selectivity 
but to point up certain attitudes and trends 
which, althouj^h they are the minority, are pre- 
sent to wliat 1 consider an alarminf^ degree in 
this supposedly liberal colleu;e. 

I think many Williams Collej^e students have 
forgotten, if they ever knew, how to respect an- 
other persons point of view, csiiecially a highly 
idealistic one. Wiien a man like Mr. Coffin e.\- 
l^ressed his views on seleeti\ity, a lot of Williams 
students stopped to listen and gave his views due 
consideration, even if in the final analysis they 
disagreed with him. Other gronjis, however, on 
CcUnpus reacted differently. "It was not Mr. Cof- 
fin's place as Chaplain to denounce the frater- 
nity system or attempt to win support for a non- 
fraternity type of organization— after all, he knew 
what he was getting into before he came to Wil- 
liams." Some students think our beliefs and ideals 
are |)ackaged commodities to be bought and sold 
onlv as we jilease. If a commodity becomes hard 
to sell and is not the politically expedient thing 
to do, then don't e\en try to sell it, it's not worth 
the effort. 

If a fellow student or a professor holds a 
radically different view or a strongly idealistic 
one, is Williams Colleg;e any place for him to 
express it'P Especially if it in some way threatens 



the existing social structure? Only if he has the 
guts to endure the ridiciding, dumping and lam- 
pooning he will take from the student body. If 
his view is radical enough and threatening e- 
nough to the social order, the man is apt to get 
full covi'rage in the latest issue of our nuid sling- 
ing, good old college humor magazine. Enough 
is enough! 

These are bitter and disillusioned words of 
a bitter and disillusionetl student but there is a 
plea behind it all. If a man e.xjjresses a view you 
disagree witii, don't take a sliotgim and puni|) 
lead through his windows, ilon't throw st()ii(\s at 
him in the local humor magazine, but discuss 
and refute his arguments intelligently and, if you 
can't do this, then sit down ami consider "may- 
be this guy has something on the ball after all." 
And above all, stinuilate an atmospheic in which 
llu'se views can be expressed fri'clv without de- 
rision—let me clarify my last point. Time Mag- 
azine recentlv <|uoted a Harvard man saying, 
"our undisci|ilinables are our ]ir()udest liroduet." 
I wonder if a grt'at ninnber of Williams students 
don't regai'd our eonforniist, our non-thinkers, 
oin- disci)5linables as our proudest products. 
Walt Brown '60 

ACADEMIC BATTLE 

To the RECORD: 

Sir— An eminent educational authority states 
the USA will never com|5ete on a comfortable 
footing with the So\iet Union in education until 
we accord the stime money, respect, and prestige 
to a Phi Beta Kap|xi, we do to a fViothall star. 

Granting for arguments' sake his premise is 
correct, is that anv chance whatsoever of effect- 
ing such an exi3losi\e about face'P 

If so, how'P 

As the campus is the arena where these two 
|iotential will battle it out, 1 am sending this 
incpiiry to a few selected college ]iapers in the 
hope publication will spark lea! and iielpfnl dis- 
cussion. 

Some side light— if we lose this modern Ar- 
mageddon (tiie battle of the classroom with the 
Soviet Union), we shall lose all that free men 
cherish. 

Finally— an AH American Phi Beta Kappa 
team would he a landmark on tiie road to \ ictory; 
is it a foreseeahle possibility? How about the; 
RECORD picking tiie team? 

Jidian Jack Stanford '13 



MARRIAGE IN COLLEGE 



Rt/ William G. Cole 
Dean of Freshmen 

In the spring, so 'tis said, a young man's 
fancy lightly tinms to thoughts of things girls 
have been thinking about all winter. The vernal 
sap is a|)parently rising in the veins of the editors 
of the RECORD, for they have asked me to pen 
a few immortal words on the subject of Mar- 
riage in College. 

The Zeitf^eist has gone balmy, for this is the 
fourth set of editors who have re(|uested such an 
article! Why the age-old ways of a man with a 
maid, ways that lead by ancient legerdermain to 
an altar should attract so much attention and in- 
terest is, I confess, something of a puzzlement, 
as Anna's king of Siam would put it. It is a com- 
mentary on the brevity of hmnan memory, on the 
stubborn tendency to regard present practice as 
primary. 

All the contemporary stir over the growing 
number of married shidents rests ]iartly on the 
illusion that it is somehow imwise for peo]ile to 
enter wedlock before they have arrived at their 
middle twenties. 

Actually, prior to the industrial revolution, 
with its accompanying demands for training and 
education, when an agricultural society regard- 
ed children as economic assets, as hands to work 
rather than as mouths to feed, marriage in the 
late 'teens or early twenties was the rule rather 
than the exception. 

Our own assmnptions about what is "early" 
for marriage arc based upon com|5aratively re- 
cent custom and circumstance. It simply takes 
longer today to arrive at the economic indepen- 
dence which western society regards as the sine 
cfuo non writ large over the portals of mah-imony. 

But economic security, important as it is, is 
no guarantee of a happy or successful marriage. A 
far more essential ingredient is that vague cpuility 
known as emotional maturity, which is not auto- 
matically achieved with the passing of a requi- 
site number of years. Some people never grow up; 
othtrrs mature surprisingly early. And in this re- 
.spect, college sttiaents who marry are not very 
different from their elders. 

Some of the marriages arc excellent, entered 
for all the right reasons and with all of the flex- 
ibility and tmderstanding necessary to grow to- 
gether. Others arc tragic, representing a flight 
from loneliness, parental domination, or a gen- 
eral malaise, filled with false expectations and 







illusions, doomed to failure from the start. The 
decisive question one has to ask about any mar- 
riage is not when but why. 

Obviously, any student who takes that trek 
to the altar is sacrificing some of the freedom 
and the; dalliance of his bright college years. But 
he may have arrived at the point in life where he 
is ready to settle down and enjoy a greater sta- 
bility. 

Interestingly enough, marriage frequently 
improves a man's academic status markedly. His 
new responsibilities give him a new seriousness of 
puriiose, a new concern about his tasks. And he 
is delivered from the distractions of the social 
whirl. He no longer has to spend those hours on 
the road to and from Northam)5ton, South Had- 
ley, Poughkeensie, etc. He .stays home nights! 
But it is not all beer and skitdes. 

Frecpiently the economic |)rohlems loom large, 
especially if a family is started. Parental op)iosi- 
tion and sometimes parental hovering over the 
infant marriage can be oppresive and stifling. 
Conflicts occasionally arise over the luisi)ancVs 
desire to s|)end an evening now and then at the 
fraternity. But the reefs threatening a student 
marriage are not necessarily any more deadly 
than those which imperil any iminn between a 
man atid wife. No marriage is without its difficid- 
ties, both internal and external, and rlo difficul- 
ties are so great that they can^ibt be worked 
through, given a degree of matltfttyand trnder* 
standing on both sides, , . 



AT 

THE BEMIS STORE 

26 SPRING STREET 
Student Supplies 

Fishing Opens Sot. April 19th 

We handle Sporting Goods and Ammunition 
Remington Typewriters 

All makes bought, overhauled, or repaired 




On Campos 



with 
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{By the Author of "Rally Round the Flag, Boysl "and, 
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek") 



THE POSTMAN COMETH 

I have recently received sevenil letters from renders which 
have heon so interesting, so j)i(]iiant, so je ne sais qiioi, that I 
feel I must sliare them with all of you. The letters and my 
replies follow: 
SIR: ' 

Maybe you can help me. I came tip to college eislit years 
ago. On my very first day I got into a bridge gume in tlie 
student union. I am still in the same liridge game. I have never 
gone to class, cracked a book, or paid any tuition. All 1 do 
is ])lay bridge. 

To explain my long absence and keep the money coming 
from home, I told a harmless little lie. I said I wa-s in medical 
school. This made Dad (my father) terribly proud. It also 
enabled me to keep playing bridge. We were both very happy. 

But all good tilings nnist come to an end. Mine ended when 
I came home for Christmas vacation. I arrived to find that 
Sister (my sister) was in the hospital with an ingrown sjileen. 
Dr. Norbert Wgafoos, the eminent ingrown spleen ^urgeon, Wius 
scheduler to'' operate, but unfortunately lie •w!jfi^:|T]n over by 
a hot-food cart on the way to the scrubbing room. 




"Oh, never mind," chuckled Dad (my father). "Hariow (me) 
will (ix Sister (my sister)." 

Well sir, what could I do? If I told the truth I would make a 
laughingstock out of Dad (my father) who had been bragging 
about me all over town. Also I would get yanked out of school 
which would be a dirty shame just when I am beginning to 
understand the weak club bid. 

There was nothing for it but to brazen it out. I got Sister 
(my sister) apart all right, but I must confess myself completely 
at a loss as to how to put her back together again. Can you 
suggest anything? They're getting pretty surly around here. 

Sincerely, 

-^ „ , Harlow Protein 

Dear Harlow: 

Indeed I do have the solution for you— the 
solution that has never failed me when things 
close in: Light up a Marlboro! Knots untie as 
you puff that fine rich tobacco. Shade becomes 
light as that grand flavor comes freely and friend- 
lily through that splendid filter. Who can stay 
glum when Marlboro gives you such a lot to like? 
Not I. Not you. Not nobody. 
SIR: 

Just off the campus where I go to school there is a lake 
called Lake Widgiwagan. Thirty years ago when my father was 
an undergraduate here he went fishing one day in Lake Widgi- 
wagan and dropped his Deke pin in the water. He dived for 
days but never found it. 

Just yesterday -thirty years later, mark you!-I went fish- 
mg m Widgiwagan. I caught a four-pound bass. I took the 
fisn linmo, cut it open, and what do you think I found insideT 
You guessed itl Two tickets to the Dempsey-Firpo fight. 

Sincerely, 
■.^, . Willis Wayde 



• • 



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Thh Mlutnn h hmuffht to got, h„ the maker» of Marlboro 
CigarHICH who suffgest that if your mail has recently been 
blcyed wni, some money from home, invettit in the ciga- 
rtelte uilh the long white ash- Marlboro, of couriel 



THE WILLIAMS RECOHU. FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1958 



Golf Opposes Harvard^ 
MIT In Cambridge Sat. 

The defendinj' New England Golf Champions opc-n their 
season tliis weekend agniust Harvard and MIT at Watertown Sit- 
iiiday. C'oaeli Riehard Baxter will put one of his stroniri'st tc'n'ns 
in recent years on the course against traditionally stronir Harv'nd 



]i will be the Ephs first meeting 
«iUi MIT. 

Five out of last year's first sev- 
en players are returning to the 
line-up this season and should 
inovide the depth for the squad 
uliile two sparkling sophomores 
Bob Julius and Mike Beemer 
snnuld add extra scoring punch. 

I'ravelling to Cambridge will be 
Junn Boyd, captain for the Ephs, 
Hans Halligan, Sam Davis, Rob 
i-uster, Bill Tuach, Beemer and 
Julius. The rankings for the 
mutch play will not be made out 
until just before the teams meet. 

This will be the thirty-fifth 
1 icctlng between Harvard and 
\\ illiams since 1905. Harvard holds 
;^ L'6-6-2 edge in the series. Last 
\, ar Williams lost 5-2. As was the 
fise with last year's match the 
);iilimen will be hampered by the 
till familiar Oakley Country Club 
r-.an'se. 



OF COURSE... A 



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Basketball Squad Chooses Willmott; 
Fisher Captains Varsity Ski Team 

Pete Willmott and George Fisher haw been elected Cajitains 
of the basketball and skiing teams resjiectively. 

Willmott, a starter at guard this past season, was chosei 

lead the 1958-59 basketball team at tlic a .il (cam bau( 

held at tlu; 1896 House oi 



LeRoy, Todt Starting Pitchers In 
Weekend Baseball Season Openers 

Sophomore righthanders Ned LeRoy and Hill Todt will start 
on the mound as the 1958 Williams baseball team opens its sea- 
son with away games against C:oli)y and Bowdoin today and to- 
morrow. 

In an effort to get more hitting | 

strength into his line-up, coach f 
Bobby Coombs has given sopho- 
more Tom Tierney the starting as- 
signment at second base, and mov- 
ed Bob McAIaine to center field. 
Infield 

Juniors Bill Hedeman at first, 
Rich Kagan at third, and captain 
Rick Power at short will round out 
a solid infield. Tom Christopher 
will open behind the plate. 

Along with McAIaine, Bob Iver- 
son will open in left field and 
Norm Walker in right. Rich Lom- 
bard is available for reserve duty 
in the outfield, while sophomore 
Jim Briggs is slated as the infield 
utility man. 

Coombs will use J. B. Morris as 
his front line relief pitcher against 
the two Maine teams. 

Meet A. I. C. Monday 

A. I. C. of Springfield will op- 
pose the Ephs in the local opener 
Monday at four p.m. on Weston 
Field. 



Eph Lacrosse Opens 
'58 Season Tuesday 

Officially beginning the 1958 

season, the varsity lacrosse team 

will meet Union on Cole Field 
Tuesday. 



Prospects for the contest heav- 
ily favor the Ephs, who dumped 
Union last year by a 13-5 score at 
Schenectady. Another pre-game 
factor is last year's freshman score 
over the Dutchmen J. V. — 29-0. 

The starting lineup for Tuesday 
will probably shape up like this: 
attackmen George Boynton, Nick 
Ratcliffe, and Pit Johnson, mid- 
fielders Wheels Miller, Dick Lisle, 
and Rog Dankmeyer or Jim Ri- 
chardson, defense Dave Andrew, 
Dick Jackson, and Dick Siegel, and 
Koalie Jock Jankey. 



n to 
pu't 
Tuesday, .April 15. The team did not 
have a captain last year. 

Captain of his freshman team, 
he missed playing hi.s sophomore 
year due to a knee injury. Pete is 
a Junior AdvLser, a member of the 
social council and a member of 
the Student Vestry, He is presently 
serving as president of the Purple 
Key Society and was recently elec- 
ted president of Alpha Delta Phi. 
Fisher 

George Fisher was elected cap- 
tain of the 1958-59 skiing team 
at the annual banquet held Thurs- 
day, April 10 at the 1896 House. 
He takes over from co-captains 
Jim Becket and Chip Wright. 

A four event skier, George spent 
the past summer in Chile where 
ho captured the South American 
Nordic Championship. He is also 
a member of the track and cross 
country teams, the Williams Out- 
ing Club, and Delta Psi fraternity. 



Izod's imported Frenc^ lisle wash- 
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in ten virile oolars. always fresh 
looking . ."tru-shape" fibbed :ol- 
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shirt tail. Sizes S-M-LXLXXL $8.50 
Also, in short sleeve wool jersey 
(hand washable) at $11.50 and Ion; 
sleeved wool jersey, <it $12.95 

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Amherst Williamstown 



The Tortoise Sells! 

April 16th 
A SALE 

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Foreign and Domestic Publishers 

Over 150 Titles with prices reduced 505-802 

THE WILLIAMS BOOKSTORE 

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Either way, it's smart strategy. The 
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PETE WILLMOTT: newly elect- 
ed captain of the basketball team. 




Captain-elect GEORGE FISHER 

of the skiing team. 



Varsity Track Faces 
Middlebury Saturday 

Williams College's varsity traclc 
team will open its 1958 .season as 
il plays host to a fair Middlebury 
squad this Saturday at 2;00 on 
Weston Field. 

The Eph team should be strons 
in the running and fair in the 
field events. Chip Ide will carry 
Williams' hopes in the 100 yard 
dash. Captain Bill Pox will start 
in the 440, in which he holds the 
College record, 49.0 seconds, 
while George Sudduth will start 
in the 880. 

Outstanding in the field events 
for Williams will be Charlie 
Scheighauser in the high jump. He 
holds the College record at 6', 3;«". 

Coach Tony Plansky is also 
counting on sophomores Dick Eb- 
erhart, in the low hurdles, Colin 
McNaulI and Elliot Morse, in the 
two mile, and Bob Pi-ancis in the 
discus. 

This year's squad will hurt by 
the loss of Karl Schoeller, who set 
the College javelin record at 187' 
C.'i" at last year's Middlebury meet. 

Coach Plansky is somewhat wor- 
ried about the team's lack of depth 
and definite weaknesses in the 
javelin, broad jump and pole vault. 




RtailTCRCO TMADC-MANK. COPTRIflHT 19»a THE COCA-COU COMPANY. 



Absent-minded Professor 



Not 80 absent-minded when you get 
right down to it. He remembered the 
most important item— the Coke! Yes, 
people will forgive you almost anything 
if you just remember to bring along 
their favorite sparkling drink— ice-cold 
Coca-Cola. Do have another, professor! 



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THE WILLIAMS ItECORD. FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1958 



Hitler Gave Germans 
Identity With Destiny 



' Speaking to a large audience 
Wednesday night, Prof. Robert G. 
L. Waite dealt with the problems 
of Hitler's rise to power. 

Waite suggested that this sub- 
ject involved several views, in- 
cluding the development of Nazi 
ideology through influential men 
such as Luther, Hegel, and Niet- 
zsche, Hitler's appeals to specific 
sociological groups, and the social- 
psychological tht'ory that modern 
man seeks per.sonal strength in 
identity with a strong dictator as 
an escape from I he overwhelming 
real world. 

The compelliiic; personality of 
Hitler, said Waite, was also in 
strumental in liolding the Nazi 
movement together and giving it 
the necessary fanatical impetus. 
It was easy for "Herr Average" to 
identify himself with this "funny 
little man." More important, at 
a time when the rest of the world 



Meyers To Study 
At The Sorbonne 



Bob Myers '60, will spend his 
junior year at the Sorbonne in 
Paris. He will be there as a par- 
ticipant in the Sweetbriar Junior 
Year in France Program, 

The program is not set up on an 
exchange basis, but it sends ap- 
proximately ninety American stu- 
dents each year to study in French 
Universities. All the students in- 
volved have advisors under the 
program provisions. Myers' advi- 
sor is Professor Secor, chairman 
of the Romance Languages depart- 
ment at Dennison College. 

Myers, who is a history major, 
will receive major and course credit 
for the courses he takes. He plans 
to take a course in art at rEcole 
du Louvre, a French literature 
course, and two history courses at 
L'institute des Etudes Politiques; 
all in Piench. 



Cinemascoop 

Walden 

BB has finally arrived after a 
long wait. The unexpurgated 
version of "And God Created 
Women" will play for dateless 
undergrads for four days start- 
ing tonight. The story is about 
a cast off lass who seeks true 
love, but who cares about the 
story? 

Paramount 

The film version of Dostoev- 
sky's great novel, "The Brothers 
Karamozov", is not as great a 
movie, but Yul Brynner, Maria 
Schell, Claire Bloom, and Ri- 
chard Basehart plus suspense- 
ful drama make this a must. 
Mohawk 

You are insured by Lloyd's of 
London if you go to see "Ma- 
cabre" a supposedly frightening 
flick, but two bits you won't 
need the coverage. To add to 
the horror "Hell's Five Hours" 
is also playing. "Gift of Love" 
starts Sunday. 



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I was vacillating and tentative. Hit- 
ler alone offered the inspiring in- 
fallibility of Destiny. The hypno- 
tic effect of his speaking, both on 
himself and his listeners, produc- 
ed a conviction above reason in 
both that he was always superna- 
turally, right. 

The politics behind Hitler's 
Glorious Revolution was somewhat 
less supernatural. In 1933 all other 
alternatives had failed: Hitler's 
was the only dynamic policy, 
riiough he had appeals for speci- 
fic groups, he also appealed across 
class lines to such higher instincts 
as patriotism, morality, selfless- 
ness, and the clean German ideal 
personality. 



Pearl Elected 
IRC President 



The International Relations 
Club chose Bob Pearl '59, president 
in a meeting last week. Steve Ross 
'59, was elected vice-president. 
Bob Charles '61, and Wayne Wil- 
liams '60, secretaries, and Paul 
Solomon '60, treasurer. 

The club, suffering from lack of 
interest on campus, has made 
plans with Harvard, Smith, Dart- 
mouth, Radcliffe and Connecticut 
College to build up regional organi- 
zation. Williams, which is taking 
the lead in developing regional co- 
operation, will participate in a 
conference in Cambridge next fall. 

During spring vacation outgoing 
president Abdul Wohabe '59, Pearl 
and Joe Borus '58, attended a con- 
gress of 114 clubs in Washington. 



NEWS NOTES 



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AT THE FOOT OF SPRING ST. 



BALLYHOO - The All-College 
Musical will be recorded profes- 
sionally next week for sale after 
the performances and by mail or- 
der. Included in the score are 15 
musical numbers orchestrated and 
directed by Otto Frolich, of Mi- 
ami (Ohio) University, musical 
chief of last year's POUR TO GO. 

BENNINGTON WEEKEND: A 
Polk Festival is being planned at 
Bennington for Saturday, May 17. 
A dance Friday evening will in- 
itiate the spring weekend, and Sat-' 
urday will feature a seminar on 
folk music in the morning, a 
"Hootnanny" featuring the Skif- 
flers in the afternoon, and a square- 
dance in the evening. 

BRIDGE CLUB: Dick Contant's 



new Bridge Club plans moiv 
dent Union Tournaments u, 
remainder of the semester a 
next year. Highlights will 
interfraternity contest and 
legiate match next year. 

CORRECTION: Jerry Ci, 
'60, is president of the Wi 
Deutscher Verein, not Jerry 
stein, as stated in the last 
of the RECORD. 

STUDENT VESTRY: Elec 
the Ltudent Vestry of St. . 
Church recently were: Norm Ciam 
'59, Senior Warden, Don H; 
and Tim Coburn '60, Junior 
dens, Gary Higgins '59, kih 
and Dave Thun '59, In: 
Bruce Hopper '61, and Pete 
fner '61, were elected to the 



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New Term Commences September 10,1958 

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WHAT IS A PIG DOCTOR? 




WILLIAM WEBER, 
LA SALLE COLLEGE 



Squealer Healer 



WHAT'S AN OBSTACLE IN A 
CROSS-COUNTRY RACE? 




DAVID BREAZEALE. 
BROWN 



Harrier Barrier 



IN THE TWENTIES, up-to-date college 
gals wore raccoon coats, danced the 
Charleston and smoked Luckies. 
What's the rage on campus today? 
Raccoon coats. The Charleston. And 
Luckies! The conclusions are obvious. 
1. Luckies were tops for taste in the 
Twenties and still are. 2. Smart smokers 
knew it and still do. So any gal who 
takes Luckies to a Roaring 20's party 
is a Dapper Flapper! And by George, 
the boy friend who sports 'em, too, is 
a Couth Youth! Prediction: In the 
1980's, raccoon coats, the Charleston 
and light, good-tasting tobacco will 
still be in style! 



WHAT IS A FLAT-BOTTOMED CANOE? 




EDWARD JAY, 
U. OF CHICAGO 



Daft Craft 



WHAT rS A BOXING ARENA? 




ROBERT BUDNITZ. 
VALE 



Fight Site 



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Sticklers are simple riddU's with 
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word.s must have the same num- 
ber of syllables. (Don't do draw- 
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your name, address, college and 
class to Happy-Joe-Luckv, Hox 
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WHAT ARE A COMEDIAN'S WRITERS? 




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U. OF MISSOURI 



WHAT ARE RUBBER TREES MADE OF? 




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U. OF PORtLAND 



WHAT ARE IMPOLITE CHILDREN? 




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\V1<:J)N1'SDAV, APRIL 2.3, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



,ray 



Stresses Social 



iMucation Importance 




DEFENSEMAN GRAY 

"Conserve, not destroy." 

may be able to communicate to 
the student a moral order and an 
awareness that survival is the rele- 
vant issue in American society 
today. 

The big problem is to overcome 
people's apathy. "Survival is ev- 
erybody's job." 

Mr. Gray's lecture was especially 
pertinent at this time. In touch- 
ing on the problem of radioactive 
fallout, the speaker again brought 
to the fore the problem of discon- 
tinuing nuclear tests. Russia has 
already proclaimed an end to such 
tests and Eisenhower has announc- 
ed that the United States may fol- 
low suit after the successful com- 
pletion of our current testing ser- 
ies. 



Strf.s.sinfr tlic ncccl lor tlic nioliilizatioii ol |)ul)lic opinion a.s 
,(■11 a.s non-military clclciisc nu'asincs, the Honorable Cordon Crav 
;, kiressc'd a .small, hut rccc-|)tiv(' iuidicnci' in [csup Hall Monday 

! 'lit. 

I'lie lecture was sponsored by 
David W. Sterling Memorial 
I lid, established in memoi-y of 
1 late President of the Class of 
David W. Sterling. The inten- 
1 11 of the fund is to promote ex- 
!■ .inge of ideas on a broad phil- 

ophical basi.s with respect to 
I ! ;■ relationship of Man to him- 
.'. 1. to God, and society. 

Mr. Gray, Director of the Office 
li Defense Mobilization, pointed 

1 ,1 that the responsibilities and 
P< iblems of his office are many 

II a nuclear age. He stated, "I 

no other basis for any other 

N ijiposition that Ru.s-sia has any 
I lier intention than world domi- 
iiilion by whatever means." 

Technological Acceleration 

Due to technological accelera- 
linn in weapon power, such as nu- 
clear missiles and the hydrogen 
Immb. Mr. Gray pointed out that 
I 111- whole character of war and 
dilHomacy has been chanKcd. How- 
ever, deterrent, the arms race 
must be continued and defense 
methods provided, as very real and 
necessary negative measures. 

There is need for a social break- 
through also. Mr. Gray emphasiz- 
• d President Eisenhower's state- 
ment, "In the last analysis, we 
have positive .security only through 
positive peace." Living conditions, 
mutual understanding, and rela- 
tionships within society need im- 
IH'ovement. 

O. D, M.'s Aim 

"Our aim is to conserve, not to 
destroy," Mr. Gray stressed. The 
O. D. M. is responsible for the 
piotection of the population from 
I'lidioactive effects, protection of 
industrial areas, maintenance of 
I'lonomic system, and management 

III a damaged economy in a post- 
war period. 

Education develops the leaders 
III tomorrow, Mr, Gray pointed out. 
t' illeges which strive to give their 
^ iidents stability and conviction 

B And M Announces 
Cut In Area Service 

The Boston and Maine Rail- 

■ lid will halt three of its regular 
' ains to Williamstown within 

■liity days. 

Two westbound trains -will be 
' inpped, those which arrive at 
-orth Adams from Boston at 12:20 
> > ekday afternoons and 3:27 in the 
iaorning every day. The eastbound 
' iiin which leaves North Adams at 
■'05 in the morning -weekdays will 

■ iso be cut. In addition, the east- 
'">und train which now leaves 
North Adams at 1:40 P. M. will be 
I'lit on a weekday schedule instead 
"f its present seven days a week. 

Tlie Massachusetts Department 
"f Public Utilities has permitted 
'lie slash in service to help alle- 
viate the "critical" condition with 
which the railroad is faced. In 
eutting the three trains, the rail- 
'oad anounced that it had been 
losing over a million dollars a 
month by continuing service for 
« greatly diminished group of cus- 
tomers. In addition to the three 
trains which will be taken away 
from this area, the railroad will 
also cut more than lOO trains In 
other districts. 



Coffin Incident Closed 
By Expulsion Of Two 

The two students who attack- 
ed Chaplain Coffin's home with 
a shotgun last Saturday night 
have been expelled from the col- 
lege. 

After a brief review of the 
case, the Student-Faculty Dis- 
-■ipline Committee recommended 
the expulsion to President Bax- 
ter. Baxter followed the com- 
mittee's recomendation and ap- 
proved the expulsion on his re- 
turn to Williamstown Sunday 
morning. 

Official notification was sent 
to the students Monday. Ap- 
peal against the decision might 
be made to the President, but 
it is unlikely that a reversal 
could be obtained. 



Infirmary Plans 
New Facilities 

Nearly half of the $10,000 grant- 
ed to Williams by the Ford Found- 
ation last year will be expended to 
build a new wing on the college in- 
firmary. 

According to Dr.Thomas Urmy, 
Head Physician, the construction 
will be completed by the beginning 
of the 1958-59 school year. The 
"new wing" actually amounts to 
a remodelling of the sun proches 
on the South side of the building 
to provide increased bed and of- 
fice space. Two-thirds of the space 
thus created will provide room for 
tliree more beds on the second floor 
and increased office facilities on 
the ground floor. The remaining 
one-third of the porch space will 
be made into a fire escape running 
the height of the building. 
$5,000 Project 

Need for these additional facili- 
ties was demonstrated earlier this 
See Page 4, Col. 3 



^Ballyhoo' Production Utilizes Many 
Talents; Cast To Make Recordings 

"Ballyhoo", the all-college musical, is an undertaking which 
extends considcrahly outside the college itself. 

Besides the many Williams students, uhout a dozen Beniiine;- 
ton girls are working in the show, inuliidiiig [udy Cohen, who is 
lieljiing John Co.stello '60, with choreography and the vocal di- 
rector, Kay Reynolds. 

Costumes are being designed by Mrs Olga Sears, veteran 
costumer of AMT productions. She 
is assisted by several faculty wives 
and Mrs. Rick DriscoU. 

Among the principals in the 
show are Linda March, Jennifer 
Rains, both of Bennington, and 
Mrs. Keith Griffin. Ivory Paine, 
who lives with Mr. and Mrs. Giles 
Playfair, Is a member of the cho- 
rus. Playfair, who is director of 
the AMT, and William J. Martin, 
drama lecturer, are acting as ad- 
visors to the production. 

Recordings 

On Sunday. April 27, the cast 
will record the music of the show 
on 12-inch high-fidelity records. 
The recording will be produced by 
Ted Castle '60, and made by the 
Audiosonlc Recording Co. of New 
York. Stan Lawder '58 is design- 
ing the covers. 

Six hundred copies of the album 
will be sold in the foyer of the 
AMT after the performances of 
May 2, 3, and 10. They may also 
be ordered by mall. Explaining the 
recording Castle stated, 'We are 
able to offer this recording of very 
high professional quality at two 
dollars less than Broadway cost 
recordings because, of course, our 
expenses are far fewer than they 
would be In New York". 



Parties^ Ads^ Gul Get 
College Council Action 

htj Ted Ciistle 
In one of the most constructis'c meetings of the College Coun- 
cil to date, ti\e conti'ovcisial issues were discussed and action was 
taken decisively. 

John .Mangel '.59, chairman of the C(> llouseparties Committee 
proposed a iilan to tax e\ery student ap]ir()xiniatelv $10 in the 
fall to co\er the cost of three all-college dances and tliree .Satur- 
day houscpartv activities. The (Jiniiieil opposed the placeiiient of 
this tax on the aminal college hill hut \()ted 9-3 to allow the Social 
Council to a]ipro\c' the tax unaiiimouslv at the first meeting in 
the fall if the frateiiiities would hack the action. A single house in 
opposition would kill the jilaii. Freshmen and non-affiliates would 
he allowed to elect the tax individually. 

Complimentary Ads 
Tom Piper '59. of the Finance 
Committee introduced a measure 
to relieve friction between the col- 
lees publications and the Spring 
Street merchants who contribute 
to these organizations largely or 
purely for public relations. The 
system would solicit advertising 
fiom the merchants who wish to 
join the plan at one time for all 
(10) college-affiliated publications. 
The businessmen would thus be 
exempt from wholesale and unex- 
pected solicitation, of which the 
Williamstown Board of Trade has 
recently complained to the Col- 
lege. Piper stated that all publica- 
tions involved were agreed that the 
proposal should be put into effect. 
It was approved unanimously. 
The Gul 
Palmer White '59, chairman of 
the CCP, recommended that the 
Gulielmensian (college yearbook) 
be given one more year in order 
to justify their contention that the 
book should be placed on each 
student's college bill. The CCP 
proposed to guarantee the Gul edi- 
tors up to $925 to cover a possible 
debt while working with the Busi- 
ness board to find the most effec- 
tive means to avoid a debt. The 
plan was approved 11-1 (Rorke). 
See Page 4, Col. 2 




COMMITTEEMAN MANGEL 
Tax all for houseparties. 



Stone Trophy Debate 
Nears Final On 29th 

The Stone Debating Trophy will 
be at stake in the finals of the In- 
ter-Fraternity Debate Contest to 
be held April 29th in Baxter Hall 
under the auspicies of the Adelphic 
Union. 

D. U. will meet Theta Delt for 
the honor of facing Chi Psi in the 
semi-finals on April 24. The win- 
ner of the semi-finals will meet 
the Frosh team in the final round. 
Debating for the freshmen are Pat 
Murphy and Kent Paxton. 

The semi-final and final debates 
are on the national topic: Resolv- 
ed — "that the requirement of 
membership in a labor organization 
as a condition of employment 
should be illegal." 



Marshard's Band, Campus Carnival 
Featured For Spring Houseparties 



"If the weather holds, if enough 
guys have dates, and if Harry Mar- 
shard's band is as good as his ad- 
vance notices lead us to believe. 
Spring Houseparties, with its cen- 
tral theme of 'Carnival', cannot 
help but be a success." These are 
the words of Tom Fox, freshman 
representative to the CC and co- 
ordinator for spring houseparties, 
May 2, 3, and 4. 

This weekend is the first in re- 
cent years to be run and organiz- 
ed by the freshman class. The 



Editor Faced By Duel 

The Amherst "Student" be- 
came the center of a controver- 
sy last week when an English 
graduate student challenged one 
of the editors to a duel. 

The graduate student, Keith 
Morris, termed the caption on a 
picture of him as "outrageously 
offensive." The editor, with tra- 
ditional Amherst modesty, "re- 
served comment". 



Class of '61 has engaged Marshard 
for the All-College Dance in the 
Freshman dining room of Baxter 
Hall, and Phinney's Favorite Five 
will play for jazz enthusiasts in 
the Freshman Lounge the same 
night.The decoration committee is 
under the direction of Butch An- 
derson '61. 

Carnival 

A carnival will be held In the 
Freshman Quad from 6-8:30 P.M. 
Saturday evening. Wif Floyd '61, 
chairman of the carnival commit- 
tee, plans miniature golf, a rat 
race, and a strength tester among 
others. The featured attraction will 
be a bike race, with two members 
of each class participating. The 
price for most booths will be ten 
cents per ticket. At the AMT the 
carnival spirit will al.so hold forth 
with performances both nights of 
"Ballyhoo". 

The freshman class also plans a 
dance Saturday evening from 9-12 
in the Rathskeller. The Modern- 
aires will provide the music. 



Student Body To Join 
National Organization 

By virtue of a College Council 
decision last Monday night, the 
student body of Williams College 
will soon become a member of the 
National Student Association. 

The NSA, with headquarters in 
Philadelphia, has over one million 
members in more than 360 col- 
leges and universities across the 
country. 

As the largest and most repre- 
sentative student association in 
the United States, its decisions and 
opinions are considered both in 
the United States and around the 
world as typical of American col- 
lege students. 

Student Officers 

The NSA is headed by a .slate of 
officers elected annually from a- 
mong delegates to a national con- 
vention. The officers leave school 
for a year to direct the organiza- 
tion. 

The NSA directs a scholarship 
program which annually brings to 
the country over 100 foreign stu- 
dents and sponsors a travel pro- 
gram which sends 500 Americans 
abroad every year. 

A library of information on stu- 
dent government problems, main- 
tained by the NSA, will be avail- 
able to the College. In addition a 
biweekly newspaper and a monthly 
magazine are published. 

The World University Service, 
the American Council on Educa- 
tion and UNESCO are also activi- 
ties in which the NSA is Involved. 
Membership In the organization 
will cost $60. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WKUNKSDAY, APRIL 23, 1958 



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\'ol. LXXll A|)ril 2.3, 195cS Niunhcr 19 

Above The Trenches 

1)1/ Ern'c bnhofj 

'I'lic 'r\\\'iilirtli-ci'iitiii\' .so lai' li;is iiK'aiit 
iiuiny new tliiiii^.s. lll-cli.SL!;ui,st'cl war in its inodi'iii 
laiinc'iits has hccii ami is one ol thcni, toiicliiiiir 
witli its I'litilitN all clianictric conici's ol' lifo. Way 
is ui'iratiNc; yi't as a teacher the res|)()iisi\e eaii 
leant lioiii it, if only to see that iiiellieaey. Also, 
a |5(>siti\(- \ahie can he i^aineil whether it he a 
clearer peree|)ti()n of the entit\' hnmanitv in op- 
position to the entitv nation or whetln'r it he an- 
e.xaniination of the supposed miilt or innocence 
of "each side". 

Similar ('.oiirlu.siou.s 

The most lasting; t\pe of fii'iion conceriiintf 
war is not ri-ally ahont war and nations. liatluT, 
coneerninu; the reactions to war as experienced 
by the individual and about Ininianitv. W'itiu'ss 
the recent rash of war novels and niosies. Bnilt 
iijion the tradition of War and Peace, The lied 
liadfie oj Cotira'^c and All {)uki on llie Western 
I'lonf and lor the most part sobered by tlii' in- 
terval since wartime pi()pai;antla and hvsteiia, a 
distincth' similar school arises. Thoni^li reaching 
Iroin dilleicnt aiitijles the same twofold jjjoal is 
achieved, aiiti-war and the iiselessness of tryins^ 
themes. 

The Brid'^e Over the Hirer Kirai - In Pierre 
Honlle's J951 novel, CJolonel Nicholson has sac- 
liliced the health, nay, lives of his own men in 
binldinu; the brida;e for the captor |apanese, 
maiiiK' to "save face". When he is confronted with 
anothei- british h)rce with orders to desti-oy it. 
his ei^oism causes him to foil the plan. The ironv 
of creation and destrnctioii bcinu; both "bad" 
and "i;ood". tlu' irony of the whims of fate foiling 
the rational mind and the ironv of beinir defeated 
by one's allv all piomote complete futility. 
The Authoritij oj Command 

Paths of Glorij - IInm|5hrey (Jobh's 1935 best- 
selling novel based niion an actual World War I 
incident in the French armv ])rodiices the ne<ra- 
tive atmosphere not bv jirobinu; into a mind but 
by e.\|)osinif the terrifvinir authority of the mili- 
tary command aij;aiiist which the individual is 
helpless. Three French soldiers, chosen bv lot, 
bv animosity of the supi'rior officer and by ci- 
vilian reputation as a "nnsfit" are executed as 
traitois because tliev retreated (which they did 
in the laci' ol certain death and conh'ary to the 
imi^ossible orders of a t;lorv-seekin<; ireneial). 
Their comt-martial is a farce. With tragic irony, 
the execution in the United .Vrtists film takes 
jilace in front of the colmnned majrnificence of 
a jtistice building. The aftermath in reality— N. 
V. Times headline in 1934. "French ,\cc|nit 5 
shot for Mutiny in 1915; Widows of Two Win 
Awards of 7 (x'uts I'lach." 

The Last Bridge (Cosmopol; Union film) — 
By laisim; the thoughts of a (lerman mnse ca])- 
tnred and working h)r Yugoslav gorillas in W W. 
II above the strife of two warring sides, the de- 
noimcal of war is made em|)hatic. The (|uestion 



of which side is right or wrong is not raised. 
"Sutlering is the only enemy. ' Her duties to her 
conscii'iicc completed, she is killed by a wild 
bullet at the border bridge. 

The scheme contimies. Thus Bruhaker in 
James Michi'iier's The Bridges of Toko-Hi after 
completing a suecessful sortee and dropping that 
e.vtra but lateftd last bomb load is shot down just 
outsiile of safety. .\nd he asks, "Why me?" Thus, 
both Kapitaii Jnrgens and Captain .\laliue in the 
movie The Encini/ Below despise war, fight t)uly 
because of "duty , wreck lach othi'rs destroyer 
and U-Boat and find in conclusion they have 
really a lot in common. .\nd so ou. 
Shades of Nationalisin 

(Complete candor in telling fictionalized ac- 
counts of war and its probli'iiis has often |)ro- 
tlnci'd vigorous protest. I'lii' I'rench Clovernnieut 
rccentl)' l)locketl attempts tt) show thi' film Paths 
of Clortj at the World's lair in Belgimn. The 
iMiglisb have objectetl to Col. iNicholson and 
likewise the Cicrmans have attacked Irwin Shaw's 
portrayal of the Nazi Christian Dietl of The 
)loung Lions. Even this coimtry, especially the 
military, has made choice comments ou such 
diverse clemeuts as The Caine Mittinifs Cap- 
tain (^iiccg or (though not strictly involving 
war talc) interracial marriages between service- 
men and natives as in Michener's Sai/onara. 

These reactions remind one of ISill Maiddiii's 
lamous cartt)ons in which Willie is saying to Joe 
upon hcarhig of tlii' hitter's aspirations to write 
a war novel, "You'll get o\ er it. Oiicet 1 wuz gon- 
na write a book e.x])osin' the army after the war 
myself." But it is hard to run away from that 
vviiieh is evident. 

This has not been in tlefensc of or attack of 
anv national sides, (x'rtainly there are relative 
\anies ol guilt and innocence. Rather, the prob- 
k'ln I'xposed has bt'en one ol universal import- 
ance, not provincial in essence. 



Letters To The Editor 

EXCLUSIVE TRADEMARKS 

To the RECORD: 

Although we are em|)lo)'ed by a firm in eom- 
IK'tition with Wallace l.aboratories, we feel that 
voiu' misuse and iniss|ielling of the trademaik 
Miltown" in the April 9th issue of the RECOHD 
constitntt'S a grave threat to trademarks in gen- 
eial. We think that this misuse reveals a friv- 
olous attitude and we respectfully re(|uest that, 
in the future, when referring to a maiiufactmer's 
trademark such as 'Miltovvn", you cai^italize it 
and enclose it with ticks as shown above. Use 
of "Miltown with a small case "m" implies that 
it is a generic or common name; the gein'ric 
name for this )iroduct is meprobomatt'. 

Since a tiademark provides to the manulac- 
tm'cr who selects and uses the mark the exclu- 
sive right to that name for his brand of the ]iro- 
duct. this may be a bitter pill to swallow lor those 
in till' college conmiunity who aii' opposed to ex- 
clusivity or selectivity. When em|il()yed, they 
may even resign from cor|)orations Ix'cause ol 
the i^rinciples involved, or they may decline to 
purchase 'Kodak" cameras or 'Blue Ribbon' beer. 
Nev ertheless, trademarks are here to stay in this 
coimtrv, and the system will he difficult to buck. 
C.K. Elliott '54 
J. B. Davis "34 
P. S. One last word: we have discussed this 
matter with one of om- legal colleagues who snl- 
fers imder the onus of being an .'\mherst grad- 
uate. Despite this misfortune, Mr. David heartily 
agrees in regard to trademarks. 



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Baxter Talks On Atomic Age Policy 

1)1/ Tobi/ Smith 

Tlmrsilay President James P. Baxter 111 gave the seventh (I a 
series of eight lectmcs on .\meriean Diplomacy sponsored hv M,,, 
Social Council. The to|)ic of this last discussion was "Amen m 
Diplomacy in the Atomic Age". 

The first |)art of the analysis was concerned with a I)rief '.i.;. 
tory of the .\tomic Era. Baxter pointed to the complexitv of li,. 
age as tin' roadblock to the efleelivi' outlawing of tlie bomb :'.(■. 
lore tlu- entl of the war we were limited by the amount of ,^. 
sionahle material and only had produced three A-bombs ii or 
to the [apanese surrentler. Since the wai' inaniiim has beci m. 
<|uite abundant. 

In the '5()'s the emphasis has shifted from the bomb il || 
to the vehick' th;it is to bring it lo l;nget. The advent of H\is' m 
long range bomheis necessitated the advancement of our raiir 
sv'stem along with the speeih'd development ol om' own air fdi ,' 
'I'he intercontini'iital missile has almost doubled the sdain on ( in- 
economy. 

President Ba.xter pointed out that the Russians in aelnalil\ In 
not have an ICBM as the Kremlin wonki have iis believe bu( |l , \ 
are ahead ol us. The present domestic tension has (o do wid, d,,. 
level ol stontiimi 90 in the atmosphere and one's piiiximilv {<• a 
strategic target. Jn one of his light moments Baxter noted tlia' if 
a missile were to land on Weslovei- Aii- Base, Amheist would In in 
the crater. 

Fall out, in President Baxtei's minil does not constitnh a 
tlireat to our life as yet and he commenled Imther that there \', is 
not enough fissionable maleiial in the woild lo blow up the eailli. 

The cm-rent situation in liiissia aceoiding to our best intelli- 
gence reports is that the Soviet (vonomv is feeling the stiain of 
the cold war. Wheieas their gross national |)i-oduet is onlv 'iic 
third of ours, they do not have to respond lo eonsnmei' demand 

America's present |)oliev ttivvarils Russia and her salellilcs is 
the concept of the deterrent war. Previously the defense svsh m 
backing up the theory has not been in good shape but now is 
working better. It takes a great deal of mouev and constant leaili- 
ni^ss. Baxter went on to comment that it is not enough to just dch r 
because there still is the possibility of an atomic war. The Hns- 
sians are willing to wait nnlil om- economy collapses and llirn 
make their demands. 

The other alternative to this situation is the limited w.n. 
II the U. S. bteomes committed (o a vvoild wide Tiinnan Ddi- 
trine, then the Hussians can stait a vv;u- in the most difficult spot 
for us. Iheir snpeiioritv in ground lorces will give them a gic.il 
advantage. .\ deteirenee poliev is fine savs Baxtei'. if il works hut 
it is on the other hand expensive and lheoretie;il. 

Piesident Haxtei' does not advocate the suspension of tests 
at this time. The eontinuance ol tests, however, brings up the 
i|iiestioii ol whether we want clean or dirty bombs. CJlean wai- 
heads may be most nselnl in anti-missile missiles whereas diil\' 
bombs are the onlv practical ollensive weapons. 

Baxter concluded on an optimistic note about the rel;iti\c 
stiengths ol the two gieat poweis and adv iseil the avoiding of aii\' 
summit conferences at this time. 



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Baseball Team Blanks A. I. C. 1-0; Trackmen Rip Middlebury 94-41 
First Inning Score Decides Game 



With ""Iv III"' iiiii to work 
sii|)lioiii()i(^ J- R. Morris, turned ii 
\ I, (,'. last Monday on Wcslon 
iiiiii ball l^ame 1-0. 

Wilianis Ki'abbed its lone run in 
til, first inninn and from then on 
\\;i, able to touch A. I. C.'s Willey 
f(i!' only tliree hits the rest of the 
\\:i\. Captain Rick Power led off 
il.,' bottom of the first witli a line 
sii'.L'lc over third. After Bob Iver- 
.siin lined out to center Rich Ka- 
!.;,:i stroked a hit and run pitch 
(i.iouRh the second base slot and 
!>iAi'r moved to third. Two pitches 
l;i;, ! Kagan lit out for second and 
l\,:.ri- strolled home as the at- 
li:;i|)led cut off bounced into cen- 
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Willi Iroin the lirst iuiiinn on. 
I a crisp lour liil shutout ai^ainst 
Held as the Ephs won their .sec- 

Sykes Qualifies For 
N. E. Sailing Finals 

Freshman Dick Sykes continu- 
ed his winniuK ways for Williams 
in intercolleaiate sailing. Last 
weekend Sykes placed first in the 
"C" division of the New England 
Individual Dinghy Eliminations. 
This puts the Eplunen in th;' fi- 
nals to be held in two weeks at 
Brown. 

Sykes. with liis crew Charlie 
Dana, previously had led the 
freshmen to a thii'd in tlie Conn- 
ecticut Valley Championsliips at i 
New London. The Eliminations 1 
were sailed in the Brown Yacht 
Club's Bartlett dinyhies at Pro- 
vidence. 

Williams comiiiled a score of 29 
points for the five races and were 
followed by Boston University, j 
RISD, Providence and Tufts. I 
Sunday Sykes and Dana teamed i 
up with Jim Skinner and Van I 
Archer to take a second place in ' 
a regional freshman event fol- 
lowing Dartmouth. 

Next weekend the Williams Var- 
sity will compete at Brown to 
qualify for the New Enpland In- 
dividual Dinghy Championsliips. 




Captain BILL FOX takes first Sophomore BOB DUNNAM goes 
in the 440. over bar at 5'8" to take the high 

jump. 

Ephs Top MIT; Lose To Harvard 



In a triangular match hi Wa- 
terlown, Mass., against Harvard 
and MIT, the Williams varsity 
golf team lost a close match to the 
Crimson, 3-4 and easily beat MIT, 
5-2. High point of the day was 
Rob Foster's hole-in-one on the 
tliiid hole of the Oakley Country 
Club Course. 

Ilavnig lost last year to Har- 
vard, Coach Richard Baxter's golf- 



ers had a good chance of winning 
this year. Hampered in part by the 
unfamiliar course and hard turf, 
the match was nevertheless ex- 
tremely close. Hans Halligan, 
playing for the first time at num- 
ber one lost to Harvard's Frank 
Dodge by a stroke on the eigh- 
teenth. Bill Tuach was edged out 
by his Harvard opponent on the 
nineteenth hole. 

See Page 4. Col. 4 



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Sparked by tlie double victories 
of Bob Hatcher, Charlie Schweig- 
hauser and Chip Ide, the Williams 
varsity track team overwhelmed 
Middlebury, 94-41, in the sea.son 
opener Saturday at Weston Field. 

Hatcher led the .scoring, amas- 
sing seventeen points in five e- 
vents. In addition lo winning the 
shot put and the di.scus, he placed 
second in the 100 yaid dash and 
220 low hurdles and tliird in the 
broad jump. 

Schweighauser collected thirteen 
points, winning the 120 yard high 
hurdles and broad jump. Ide scor- 
ed ten, easily taking the 100 and 
220 yard da.shes. 

Williams' six other first were 
split evenly between the track and 
field events. Bill Fox, captaining 
his fifth team for the college, cap- 
lured the 440 yard dash and took 
.second in the 220. George Sudduth 
and Buzz Morss took the 880 and 
the two-mile races, respectively. 
, Coach Tony Plansky's team will 
I meet Wesleyan at Middletown, 
I Saturday. 

Track Summary 

120 liigli hurdles - 1. Schweig- 
hauser (Wi, 2. Consolino iM). 3. 
Jacobsen iMi, 1G.4 .sec; 220 low 
hurdles - 1. Miner iM), 2. Hatcher 
IW), 3. Consolino iM), 27.4 sec; 
100 yard da.sh - 1. Ide (W), 2. Hat- 
cher (W), 3. Miner iM), 10.1: 
220 - 1. Ide iW). 2. Fox <W», 3. 
Miller (Ml, 22.5; 440 - 1. Fox iW), 

2. Russel (W), 3, Ha.ssler (W), 
51.1; 880 - Sudduth iW), 2. Moo- 
maw iWi, 3. Symanski (M), 2.02.1; 
mile - 1. Redmen iM), 2. Canfield 
iWi. 3. Kellog iW), 4;41.3, two 
mile - 1. Morss iWi, 2. Hoyt (M>, 

3. McNaull iW), 10:20.4. 

Broad jump - Schweighauser 
(Wi, 2. Ru.ssel iWi, 3. Hatcher 
iW>, 20';i"; high jump - 1. Dun- 
nam (W), 2. Schweighauser (Wi, 
3. Owens <Mi, 5'8"; pole vault - 1. 
Harwood <W>, 2. Aldrich IM), 3. 
Mctlee iM). 11'6"; shot put - 1. 
Hatcher tWi, 2. Van Hoven (Wi, 
3. Parker iM>, 44'2"; liammer - 
1. Thomas iWi, 2. Burnham iMi, 
.?. Lorenz iWi, 140' 9'i"; discus - 
1. Hatcher iWi, 2. Parker (M), 3. 
Plate; 'Wi, 122' 7?,"; javelin - 1. 
Parker iM>, 2. Thomas iW), 3. 
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Ephs Split Two 
Weekend Games 

Tony Ruve. of Colby College, 
;'iiincd the Eph baseball team's o- 
pening appearance of 1958 Friday 
by throwing a no-hitter at the 
Furp'e while his team racked up a 
o-O victory. 

Th;^ Ephmen came back the next 
day. however, to top Bowdoin 3-2 
and wind up their Northern tour 
W:ih an even split. 

Williams sophomore Ned LeRoy. 
pitching against Ruve, gave up 
only three hits in his first var- 
sity game, but walks and errors 
in the late innings made the dif- 
:rcrenc?. 

Kagen Leads Win 

The situation was reversed in the 
second game, as the Williams' hit- 
ters reached two Bnwfloin sopho- 
mores for eight blows. Pitcher Bill 
See Page 4, Col. 1 




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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1958 



Frolich Returns Here; 
Leads Student Musical 

Otto Frolich, musical director and orchestratoi , will arrive 
on the Williams cam]His April 25 to I)c,ij;in rehearsiii>j with the 
orchestra and cast for this year's all-eollef^e musical "Ballyhoo". 

Assistiuji Frolich will he Cyrus Bullock ex-'59. Bullock will 
rehearse the orchestra until I'lolicli comes and will conduct the 
performance otMay 10. I'iie uuisieal will be staffed on tiie nights 
of Spring Housepartie.s and on Pa- 

College Council . . . 

Gargoyle Plagiarism 



rents' Weekend. 

Born in Czechoslovakia, Frolich 
studied at the Vienna Academy of 
Music. Returning to his native 
land, he wrote a ballet which was 
performed extensively there. Be- 
fore World War II, he went to 
Prance and, among other engage- 
ments, was conductor of the Pol- 
lies Bergere for three years. 

Comes To U. S. 

Frolich arrived In the United 
States with his family In 1951. He 
remained in New York for six years 
as director of two subsidiaries of 
Capitol Records. After conducting 
his own orchestra and arranging 
chamber music, Frolich conducted 
the orchestra of the Slavenski- 
Franklin Ballet Co. at the AMT 
in 1953. 

He led the orchestra for Agnes 
DeMaille and her ballet troupe for 
two years as well as conducting op- 
era in St, Louis, light opera in Mil- 
waukee and Denver and the New 
York Philharmonic at Lewisohn 
Stadium. Last year Fi-olich accept- 
ed a position as Professor of Mu- 
sic at the University of Miami in 
Ohio. He also conducted the mus- 
ical comedy, "Four To Go", the 
Williams all-college musical of 
1957. 



Baseball . . . 



Todt led the attack with three 
safeties. 

Two infield errors by Bowdoin 
and a single by Todt loaded the 
bases in the fifth, and Rich Kagan 
slammed a single to center for 
two runs. In the seventh Kagan 
tripled and Bill Hedeman brought 
him home with a sacrifice fly. 

Todt allowed only four Polar 
Bear hits but eight walks and three 
wild pitches kept him in trouble 
through much of the game. The 
Ephmen committed three errors 
and ran off one double play. 

Meet IVIiddlebury, Dartmouth 

The Purple nine meets Middle - 
bury College here today at 4 P.M. 
while Dartmouth will be here Pi'i- 
day afternoon. 

Bowdoin Line Score 

Williams 000 020 010 - 3 

Bowdoin 010 000 100 - 2 

Todt I winner) and Christopher; 
Condon (loser), Swenson (8) and 
Kennedy. 



Discipline and Honor System 
Chairman Hassler '59, reported 
that his committee was not iu fa- 
vor of including written work done 
outside of class (research papers) 
under the honor system pledge. He 
stated, however, that the Commit- 
tee was in favor of amending the 
constitution of the system to fa- 
cilitate future changes which 
might be desirable. The require- 
ment is at present that "three- 
fourtlis of those present at a mass 
meeting of the College" approve 
the proposed change subject to a 
faculty vote. 

Coffin 

Hassler also reported that the 
two students involved in the Cof- 
fin house shooting had been ex- 
pelled. Rardin '59, proposed a 
resolution of general apology to 
Rev. and Mrs. Coffin for "out- 



Infirmary Grant . . . 

year when the Asian Flu epidemic 
rendered college medical facilities 
insufficient. 

Part of the original $10,000 Ford 
grant has already been used to 
purchase new bathroom and phy- 
sio-tlierapy equipment, along with 
a medicine closet. The remainder, 
about $5,000 will be used to finance 
this construction, along with some 
augmentation from the college. 



Four Editors Resign 

In protest to restrictions of 
their editorial freedom, four ed- 
itors of the Brooklyn College 
"Kingsman" have resigned from 
their posts. 

Their action came after Pres- 
ident Harry Gideonse reported- 
ly shackled the paper by order- 
ing it to give space to points of 
view opposing those of the edi- 
torial board and to "invite" its 
faculty advisor to every meet- 
ing of tlie board. The Presi- 
dent's action is said to have fol- 
lowed a vigorous campaign on 
the part of the "Kingsman" a- 
gainst the Physical Education 
majoring system. 



rageous actions and unkind ai'- 
ticles" which all members signed. 
Dean Barnett stated that there 
was no reason to believe that any 
but the two were involved. 



Pusey Uses Harvard Radio Show 
To Raise Faculty Salary Question 



In what Time Magazine called 
"an attempt at alumni-lightening," 
Harvard University sponsored an 
hour-long radio show entitled "The 
Case for the College." 

The program was designed to de- 
fine just what a college education 
should be: "A progression from 
cocksure ignorance to — at least — 
thoughtful uncertainty." 
For All 

In spite of the program's pur- 
pose of spurring alumni to aid 
Harvard's $82,500,000 fund drive. 
President Nathan Pusey was 
speaking to the nation as a whole 
when he raised the ever-present 
question of faculty salaries: " . . . 
if you care about higher education, 
you must care not only about stu- 
dents but also about teachers . . . 



It is time for America to !> ly a 
stronger teaching profession 

Money, Harvard, The Future 

Manhatten banker Alexinder 

White of Harvard clearly di ined 

the real issue: "Every Ann can 

college is in serious financial ; uu- 

ble . . . It is for you to decide and 

then give to the college of oui 
choice." 

The majority of the progran was 

;id.s 
all 

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al- 
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all 

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devoted to telling Harvard 
just why they are superior i 
others. However, Dean McG 
Bundy (Yale, '40) reassured ;i 
umni who will be presseii 
funds: "Harvard today — wii,. 
American colleges — is comn' 
more to the uneasy future tli 
the memorable past." 



Golf . . 



Julius Nets 73 

Some of the low scores turned 
in for the day were by Jim Rosen- 
feld of MIT with a 72, Rob Foster 
72, and Bob Julius 73. 

The lineup and scores for the 
match were as follows: 1. Halligan 
0-2, 2. Boyd 0-2, 3. Foster 2-0, 4. 
Julius 2-0, 5. Tuach 1-1, 6. Davis 
2-0, 7. Bcemer 1-1. Thursday Wil- 
liams plays Boston U. at home on 
the Taconic Golf Course. B. U. 
beat Harvard last week. 



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VOluiiK' LXXII, Nuniher 20 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 





FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1958 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



New Sound At WMS 




Faculty Salaries Drive 
Education Cost Higher 



2 SPEAKER LISTENING 
Stereophonic Sound 

WMS/WCFM. laclio station ot Williams (JolleKc, acqiiiird a 
slcix'oplioiiic tai)i' it'cordcr last fall as jiait of a protfiaiii to iiii|)r()vc' 
ihc listfiiiiii; (juality of tiic station. Tliis system of iccoidiii^ lias 
the icniaikahlc qiialitv ol soundini^ as though the listener were in 
ihc tenth row eenter of a theater. 

The stereophonie effect is achieved by playing back a stereo 
tape, which has two sound tracks recorded by two microphones. 
(i\(r (wo sejiarate systems. \VMS/\\C>FM now has the facilities 
lor playing stereo ta|)es over the air without any future changes 
,y .uningVVMS i'-i on AM radio 
1)1 one side of a room and WCPM 
:i.i an FM radio the other side of 
I ho room, a student living in one 
0.' the dorms will find that the ef- 
lic: from the two speakers adds 
depth anu dimension to the music. 

Since WMS is piped to the 
dorms through the college elec- 
trical system, the stereophonic 
.sound is at present only available 
lo students living in the dorms. 
Next year the Main Street frater- 
nity houses will be able to pick 
up the new effect and further ex- 
lension will take place as money 
i.i obtained. 

The Station President Dave 
Stoner commented: "The new 
stereophonic broadcasting is the 
only opportunity to experience this 
type of broadcasting in the West- 
ern Massachusetts - Ea.stern New 
York area." 

The station is presently trans- 
mitting one program per week on 
Thursday nights from 7:30-8:00 
p.m. The number of programs will 
be increased as more stereo tapes 
are added to the station's "Ed- 
ward Talmadge, Jr. Stereophonic 
rape Library." 

The original idea for this Stere- 
ophonic Tape Recorder came from 
the former President of the sta- 
tion, Ted Talmadge, Williams col- 
lege senior who was killed earlier 
this year in a plane crash. 



By John Good i 

In a forlorn letter to her par- 
ents, a freshman girl at the Uni- 
versity of Miami in Ohic wrote, 
"The.se rising costs may prevent 
some of the kids from returning 
next year." 

Although there is not much more 
documentation other than this let- 
ter that today's college generation 
is being "priced out" of education, 
a "New York Times" article reveal- 
ed that rising costs in the past two 
decades have been astonishing. 
Costs More Than Doubled 

Education costs have more than 
doubled since 1940. A student at 
Dartmouth in 1934 could get a 
year's education, including room 
and board, for $860. Today, his 
son pays $1,910. A student entering 
Williams in 1940 paid $400 for 
tuition. If he were to enter next 
year, it would oe $1100. Similar 
increases in cost have occurred all 
over the country. 

The rising costs are mainly at- 
tributable to a long delayed and 
widely advocated increase in fac- 



ulty salaries. Increasing numbers 
of college students have also neces- 
sitated new accommodations to 
handle the influx. 

Situation at Williams 

WiiLams has successfully kept 
pace with these two demands. A 
$1,500,000 building program start- 
ed in 1949 was completed this year. 
Faculty salaries were raised for the 
second time on two years in Feb- 
ruary, placing the average pay for 
Williams professors well above the 
average for the country. 

But what about future needs of 
the college? College Treasurer 
Charles A. Poehl stated, "There 
is still more to be done. The ques- 

See Page 4, Col. 1 



NoIIner's Appointment At Princeton 
Announced By University Trustees 



An announcement by the trus- 
tees of Princeton University offi- 
cially confirmed the appointment 
of Walter Nollner as Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Music and director of the 
Princeton University Glee Club. 

Nollner came to Williams in 1950 
as instructor of Music. In 1951 he 
took over as director of the Wil- 
liams College Glee Club. He is 
now serving in that capacity and 
as Assistant Professor of Music. 

At Princeton next year, Nollner 
will direct the 70 voice varsity Glee 
Club which is 20 men larger than 
the Williams group he has con- 
ducted these past six years. 

Nollner finished up this year's 
Glee Club concert schedule with a 
concert with Sarah Lawrence in 
Bronxville, New York on Monday. 
His final plans for the group is 
their annual banquet scheduled 
for sometime in May. 

Born in Oakland, California, 
Nollner received his A.B. at the 
University of California in Berke- 
ley. 




ASST. PROF. NOLLNER 
Off to Princeton 



Copeland Notes High 
Quality Of Applicants 

Acceptances for the Class of 1962 
are in the mails. 

After receiving approximately 
2400 preliminary applications and 
having 1600 of them completed. Di- 
rector of Admissions Frederick 
Copeland announced that a large 
number of acceptances had been 
sent out. It is expected that 60 
per cent of those accepted will 
come to Williams. As has been the 
i^ractice in the past, the accep- 
tances were divided evenly between 
ijrep and high school students. 

Copeland noted that the task 
of the Admissions Committee was 
extremely difficult this year be- 
cause of the high average quality 
of the students shown by their 
school records and College Board 
Examination results. Also adding 
to the difficulty was the strong 
desire to come to Williams evi- 
denced by a great number of ap- 
plicants. 

Copeland felt that "This fact in- 
dicates that schools, and probably 
parents, are doing more prelimin- 
ary screening than they have done 
in the past, because they recog- 
nize the increased pressure in ad- 
missions in certain selective col- 
leges." 



Council Suggests 
Firearm Lockup; 
Barnett Neutral 

By a vote of 8-4, the College 
Council Monday night approved a 
recommendation to the adminis- 
tration that all firearms owned 
by students be registered and kept 
locked up by the college police. Un- 
der the proposal, a student would 
be allowed to withdraw a gun from 
the arsenal for a specified purpose 
and length of time "subject to 
disciplinary action" for violations. 

Rich Moe '59, who introduced 
the resolution, stated that Chief 
Royal of the college police was 
willing to administer the plan if 
he is provided with storage space 
for the guns. 

Dean Vincent M. Barnett, Jr. 
stated Wednesday that "the ad- 
ministration will consider care- 
fully any recommendation the Col- 
lege Council makes," but that he 
"personally regrets that the occa- 
sional misuse of firearms by a very 
small minority of the students" 
might occasion a request for this 
type of action. 

Tlie college rule book states that 
all firearms owned by students 
must be registered with the dean 
each year and that they must be 
stored "preferably under lock and 
key" with the firing mechanism 
disengaged. The dean personally 
reads this section of the rules to 
each student who registers a gun. 

Reliable sources contend that 
the college will take no definite 
action other than the appointment 
of a faculty committee to study 
the matter until the recent shoot- 
ing incident can be viewed in its 
proper perspective, probably not 
until next fall. 



Wagner's Music And Significance 
Discussed At Phi Bete Colloquium 



A rescheduled colloquium on 
Wagner and Die Moistersinger was 
presented by Phi Beta Kappa So- 
ciety, Tuesday night in Griffin 
Hall. The participants were Mr. 
Frank E. Kirby, instructor in Mu- 
sic, Mr. William A. Little, instruc- 
tor in German, Jim Becket '58, 
and Bob Leyon '58; Bill Harter '58, 
served as moderator. 

Becket began the discussion with 
a review of Wagner's personal life. 
The fact that he lived in a period 
of revolution and great political 
thinkers was stressed. 

Composer's Style Cited 

Wagner's style was discussed by 
Leyon. He emphasized the inno- 
vations Wagner brought to opera. 
These new ideas were centered a- 
round the playdown of the inde- 



pendent aria and the subsequent 
emphasis on orchestration. 

Little discussed the intellectual 
concerns of Wagner as related to 
his time and contemporaries. In 
general the works of Wagner show 
him looking In retrospect to an 
age of unity in Germany when 
communal activities in the small 
towns expressed the pure spirit of 
the German race. 

Romantic Influence 

The windup to the colloquium 
was delivered by Kirby who spoke 
of Wagner's effect on opera itself 
and his general characteristics. He 
noted that Wagner's purpose was 
a fusion into one separate art of 
the arts of painting, music, lit- 
erature and drama. Thus his work 
has a universal element in it that 
was the goal of all romantics. 



Celebrated Violinist Joseph Szigeti 
Gives 3 Contemporary Concerts 

Jose|ih S/igeti, world renowned violin virtuoso, is giving a 
series of three concerts on Wednesday, Tluirsday and Sahirday 
night at 8:30. The concerts, in Chapiii Hall, arc sponsored by the 
Department of Music, and are free to the public. 

Szigeti, famous for his daring and venturesome programming, 
has been acclaimed for his appearances throughout Euroi^e, in 
North and South America and the East. His concert here reflects 
his inteiest in modern music. He was a close friend of his country- 
man, Bela Bartok, and many of the other modern composers, whose 
works he performs. 

Szigeti is accompanied by Carlo Bussotti, who has appeared in 

Europe and, with Szigeti, in the 
United States. The present tour 
has covered more than twenty 
colleges and universities In the 
U. S., and is Szigeti's last, before 
retirement. 



DDT 



A huge compressor-operated 
sprayer towed by a truck was 
reported spraying the Elm trees 
that line fraternity row. Great 
stieams of DDT were shot 
through the air to heights of 
fifty feet. The trees were soaked 
and the air had a strange scent 
to it for many hours afterwards. 
No reports have been issued a- 
bout fatalities to the beetles 
which attack the trees, although 
it is alledged that 15 students 
needed artificial respiration af- 
ter the sprayer finished its 
work. 



The three concerts present a 
cross of all twentieth century 
works, ranging from Debussy and 
Ravel to Hindemith, Stravinsky 
and Bartok. Saturday night's pro- 
gram will include Sonata No. 4, 
by Charles Ives, a recently "dis- 
covered" American composer. The 
program wU be different each 
night. 




Candidate Burns 
Campaigns Hard 

Professor James M. Burns has 
already started intensive cam- 
paigning in his quest for the Con- 
gressional seat now held by Re- 
publican John W. Heselton. "I 
plan to run scared, hard and fur- 
iously until November 4," Burns 
said. 

In addition to meeting with De- 
mocratic committees throughout 
the district to discuss local prob- 
lems, he is continuing with "non- 
partisan" talks to veteran organi- 
zations, the NAACP, and civic 
groups. 

Letters to Editors 
Also, Mr. Burns is Issuing a ser- 
ies of releases to newspapers which 
he hopes will appear as letters to 
the editor. These releases ■will be 
issued weekly over the next two 
months and Burns is asking read- 
ers to comment on his statements 
in other letters to the editor. 

The objective of these letters, he 
said, is two-fold. First, "to lay out 
in coherent fashion before the 
rush and roar of the campaign a 
set of thoughtful and well-consid- 
ered positions on major issues." 
Second, "to arouse comment on 
the part of voters so that I will be 
educated by them as well as at- 
tempt to explain clearly where I 
stand." 

No Primary Opposition 
At present, Mr. Burns knows of 
no primary opposition for the 
democratic nomination, but it is 
still possible for some to develop. 
The primary will be held Septem- 
ber 9. 

Republican Representative Hes- 
elton has not as yet commented on 
the candidacy of Mr. Burns. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1958 



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the post office at North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
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■Vol LXXll April 25, 1958 



Number 20 



UNNECESSARY 

We .strongly hope that the college adminis- 
tratioii will turn clown the (lollei^^e Coiiiicil's 
recommendation that all .stuileiit iirearnis be 
kept by the (College Poliee and srjven on re<|iiest 
to their owners for a limited time only. 

Their a-ssumjitioii seems to bo that all stu- 
dents here could )iotentially misuse firearms as 
two students did last week. 

We bave more faith in sanity of the student 
body, and would not like to see tbem bound by 
rules which belong in a ))re]) school. 



The centralization of Sjjrinj; Street ad soli- 
citation planned by Pipen- of tbe CCF will re- 
duci' town-j^own frictions and enable the ad dc- 
|)artnu'nts of collej^e publications to use their 
iiifreiniity freely off Si^rin^ Street. 

The iMO|)osal introduced by Manj^el to ceu- 
trali/e the house|)arty ta.x, however, was a j^ross 
misuse of the "bijr {rovernnient" idea. We are 
relieved that the Coimeil turned it down. 

llousepaities, we feel, do not come imder per- 
sonal welfare. They are sadly over-institiitiouali/.- 
ed now, and Manj^el's ])lan would have made 
them more so. Whether one wishes to entertain 
a jruest at organized honse|5arty functions should 
always remain an individual ehoiee. 

It is entirely ridiculous to impose a $10 on 
e\ery student at die beginniiijr ot each year for 
student Union Dances and crowded jazz concerts 
wbicli many do not attend. We would come to 
the |)oint where one couldn't be a student at 
Williams without payinj^ a $10 for the "bifr week- 
ends." 

Last Monday the CC did not carry tlieir 
"socialism" too far. It is good, we feel, when ap- 
plied to the ritrht things. 

We watch warily, wonderinff whether tliey 
will continue to walk this side of the line. 



NEW DEAL 

The College Council— still haunted, it seems, 
by the kind of criticism re])resented by the let- 
ter which ap]5ears on this jiage— has taken some 
quick and clecisive action lately. 

It holds little jiolitical power. Existing in a 
justifiably uTidemocratic academic environment 
which is smoothly run by ]5rofessional educators 
whose business is not houseparty taxes or year- 
book problems but the enlightenment of young 
minds, the (>C still has a small voice in college 
affairs. 

This small voice was (|iiite outspoken at last 
Monday's meeting, and from tbe action taken 
theie we notice a trend. 

It has acted— not to fire up public opinion as 
last year's Council tried so unsuccessfully to do 
—but to consolidate for tbe sake of efficiency 
certain camiDus activities, and to buttress with 
"state aid " activities whicb have been fast fall- 
ing by the wayside. 

We have moved into an era of "big govern- 
ment," thanks largely to the formation of the 
CCF vvliich adds the realities of the purse to CC 
actions. 

Big government is a good thing when it is 
concerned with real ]Dublic welfare. The college 
needs a yearbook, and the CCF grant of $925 
to back up any losses will make one possible 
next year without compromising the business 
initiative of the Gul editors. 



Letters To The Editor 

"HOLY" PRESUMPTION 

I'o the RECORD: 

Messrs. Edgar and Hassler have perhaps 
clean hands" after ha\ing made their judgment 
on the six groups of ])eo|Dle with "dirty hands". 
1 am not, however, concerned with the question 
of their own conscience. It is the ambiguity of 
ihtir language that brings me to this partial 
analvsis of these gentlemen's article, "THE 
STORY STINKS". 

Whether the story stinkcd or not, I will not 
ask. Everyone has a different uose. And the whole; 
purpose of communication is to establish a ])os- 
sible region of agreement or disagreement and 
not to settle a i3rol)lem on a couclusi\e and eter- 
nal ground. What is needed is therefore not an 
absolute agreement on the question of whethei' 
the story stinked or not, but it will be sufficient 
for om' ]Durpose if everyone of us can make his 
o|Dinion or jjrejudice intelligible. 

To illustrate the ambiguity of these gentle- 
men's language, I will use only one example out 
of their six verdicts on the guilty ))eo|5le. Messrs. 
Edgar and Hassler declare that "those who laugh- 
ed—faculty included— are guilty". 

F'irst of all, if a person is guilty, he or she is 
guilty "of" what he or she has done or has been. 
It follows then that those who laughed must be 
guilty of their ]3articular act of laughing or their 
being capable of doing so. The latter case, how- 



ever, is hardly plausible, for, if it be true, they must assdt 
that the verdict is logically tantamount to .saying that min 
is guilty of being man. However, profound this thesis ni,i\' 
he, the meaning of guilt hecomi's synonymous with humaiiii\. 
i.e.', ability to laugh in this case. The absindity of this arbitr;ii\ 
"theological" fantasy, if 1 am right, can hi- seen by any "reasoniihl, " 
man. 

From the foregoing argmnent it becomes clear that the mejn- 
ing of their verdict is more likely to be that thosi- who langli.d 
are guilty of their act of laughing in this particular case. 15u(, we 
must ask, is all laughter of thi' same kind? Hy no means. 

For our |)iupose, we can distinguish three different kinds ol 
laughter. The first of the.se belongs t() |5urc imioeence. Hy in,,,,. 
fence 1 mean a stag<; of unexamined life in which one's conseidns- 
ue.ss remains inarticulate and thus, in Platonic terms, wortliK ,s. 
The laughter of innocence is then inexcapable of all guilt. 

The second kind is of the comical quality. It is an al)snnlii\ 
of a given situation that invites men of articulate couscionsin ^s 
to laugh. If Messrs. Edgar and Hassler would havi' it that lliis 
kind of comic laughter is a guiltv act, I would advi.se them to ili- 
elare also all tears of tragedy to be guilty. 

The third kind of laughter can be cla.ssified as the demonic 
laughter of malice and ]H'r\erted desire. 

Which out of these three laughters did Messrs. Edgar ai,il 
Hassler mean when they said that those who laughed are guilu? 
For my own part, I myself laiiglied. The absurdity and ridiculcuis 
nature of the whole .story seemed to give an enough comic (|uiili!\- 
to it. Shot-gunning and throwing eherrybonibs! Woidd you blamr 
me if I feel funny about it? 

As I said at the beginning, it is not my business to refute Hie 
contention of Messrs. Edgar and Hassler. Their meaning is li.) 
thin to be refuted. 1 am merely jjointing out the fact that the la. k 
of precise and articulate language makes their article" a piece nl 
meaningless and, to a ceilain extent, ahsiud reasoning. 

May 1 also add that these gentlemen's serious and "holy" as- 
sumption or )Mesum|5tion made me laugh again? 

Kyung Won Kim '59 



COLLEGE COUNCIL ATTACKED 

To the RECORD: 

Why does the College Council exist? This bodv is obxioiisK 
jiowerless to deal with major college problems and does not gi\.' 
students anv |)raelice in the democratic process. The laet that mi 
intcMcst is shown either in G. C. meetings or elections exidenirs 
the fact that the student l)od\- realizes the- im|ioteiicy of the coun- 
cil. Is student governnieiit at Williams merelv a tov lor Politiial 
Science and Public Speaking students which ser\('s as a ealih 
all for i^etty. exeryday pioblems or was it designed to he moir,^ 
So|)h()more drixing jiroposals have consistently |)assed through llic 
council only to be killed hy "higher powers". Student 0]5inion is 
decidedly against comiiulsorv clia|-)el but the C. C. is powerless (o 
bring about any change in this department. 

if student government is to exist at Williams why not ha\c a 
council which acts on large issues and arouses student interi'st? II 
not, why not decom|)()se the council into autonomous committeis 
res]-)onsihle to the achninisliation and be realistic about the wlinlc 
thing? 

J. Rozcndaal, '61 




your 
personality power 



/ Taboo or not taboo - \ 
\ that is the question / 



1. Do you feel unqualified to judge a campus beauty contest? YES 
(For men only!) ; I | 

2. Do you think going to a big party the night before is the 

best way to overcome pre-exam jitters? I I 



NO 



3. Do you find the company of tfie opposite sex annoying? I I I I 

4. Do you think fads and fancy stuff can give you the full 

tobacco flavor of a real cigarette? I I I I 

5. Whenever one of your professors makes a grammatical 
error, do you call it to his attention? I 



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6. Do you and your date sit in the back row of the balcony 

only because you're both farsighted? I I 

7. Do you think cowboy shows will ever be banned from 
television? ^ 



ni\ 



8. Do you consider Ibid, the mosi quoted Latin author? I 1 I 1 




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fast. Fewer than 6 "No's" and it really doesn't 
matter what you smoke. Any thing's good enough! 




But if you want to enjoy smoking as never before, 
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Wteford, Brian Star In Lacrosse 
As Freshmen Thrash Mt. Herman 



J;HEJVILL1AMS record, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1958 



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Xliu Williams Pre.shman lacrosse 
team opened their 1958 season on 
a Uibilant note as they thrashed 
Ml. Hermon 16-4 Wednesday af- 
ternoon on a soggy Cole Field. 

Ij ading individual scorers were 
Bill Whiteford. with four eoals 
a;ul iwelVB points and Bruce Bri- 
an, with three goals and six poinl.s. 
Wlii'iford and Brian accounted 
for J 11 Eph assists, eight and three, 
■espi'ctively. 

Ear'y Scoring 

AiUickmen Whiteford and Bri- 
an Duened the scoring with early 
fiist period goals, followed by tal- 
lies by midfielders. Jack Wads- 
worili and Wendell Poppy. The 
Eph stickmen then added four 



more to their total in the second 
period. 

The Mt. Hermonites, led by 
Vaughn, slipped four goals by the 
Williams defense in the first two 
periods, but the end of the second 
period marked the end of their 
scoring as alert iTioalie, Pete Stan- 
ton, kept their score static from 
then on. 

Tph Drive Continued 

The freshman offensive, mean- 
while, kept piling up their score 
as attacks, Tim Weinland and Er- 
ic V/idmer, with three and two 
goals, and midfielder, Dave Boyd, 
aided oy the assists of Whiteford, 
sparked the third and fourth peri- 
od drives. 



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Varsity Lacrosse Trounces Union: 
Boynton Misses National Record 



Sophomore Figures 
In 15 Of 26 Tallies 

Led by attackman George Boyn- 
lon, the Williams lacrosse team 
overpowered Union last Tuesday 
on Cole Field by a 26-3 score. 
Boynton came within one goal of 
breaking the National Intercolle- 
giate scoring record. 

Williams opened the scoring at 
4 : 18 of the first period when Boyn- 
ton slipped an unassisted shot past 
the Union goalie for the first tally. 
One minute later he repeated the 
action to put Williams into a 2-0 
lead. Boynton's second goal was 
followed closely with scores by 
Cotton Pite, Jim Richardson, Nick 
Ratcliffe, and Hal McCann. After 
Waite put Union into the scoring 
column with a late period shot, 
Boynton again scored unassisted 
to bring the score to 7-1 at the 
end of the first quarter. 
Ten in the Second 

The second period saw Williams 
jontinue the deluge with ten more 
goals. Boynton began the period 
with two more fast goals. After 
Boynton came Rog Dankmeyer, 
Dick Lisle, Richardson, Boynton 
again, Ratcliffe, Boynton, Doodles 
Weaver, and Palmer White. Waite 
tallied a second time for Union 
to make it 17-2. 

The Williams attack slacked off 
a little in the second half though 




NICE TRY! Sophomore Rogrgie Dankemeyer fires one of Williams 
26 goals past the nimble Union defender. 

they still managed to control the 
ball almost completely around the 



Union net. Wheels Miller and Har- 
ry Bowdoin added scores as well 
as repeats by Ratcliffe, McCann, 
Weaver, Fite (2), and Boynton 
(2). Cassidy completed the scor- 
ing for Union with a shot at 7; 32 
of the fourth period. 

Almost Sets Record 
Playing almost the entire game 
for the Ephs, Boynton came with- 
in one goal of setting a new inter- 
collegiate record for scoring in a 
regular lacrosse game. The pres- 



sure on the small Sophomore at- 
tackman mounted rapidly toward 
the end of tlie fourth quarter with 
the record in sight. With the Un- 
ion defense tightly guarding him, 
Boynton took a pass behind the 
crease, dodged a defenseman, and 
whistled a fast shot into the net 
for his final goal at 14:54 to re- 
gister nine goals and six assists 
for the game, one short of break- 
ing the old ten goal, five assist 
record. No time remained for an- 
other attempt. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1958 



Educational T. V. 
Given Approval 

United States Commissioner of 
Education Lawrence O. Dertliick 
has signified his approval of edu- 
cational television. 

In a foreword to a report pub- 
lished by the Department of 
Health Education and Welfare Dr. 
Derthick said that educational tel- 
evision "as a means of supplement- 
ing the regular classroom work of 
our schools, possesses a great po- 
tential in thus aiding the teacher 
in her task of instruction." 

Although many educators fear 
that television will encroach where 
personal contact between student 
and teacher is needed, it is be- 
coming increasingly obvious that 
TV has been eminently successful 
in fields far beyond the lecture. 
Some 400 separate college courses 
are being taught by television. 



Cinemascoop 

WALDEN: Flashing across 
the screen today and Saturday 
will be The Three Musketeers 
and Battleground. Sunday and 
Monday two eye-pleasers, Jean 
Simmons and Diana Dors, come 
to town in Until They Sail and 
A Kid for Two Farthings. Play- 
ing Tuesday and Wednesday are 
two "must-see" revivals, To 
Catch a Thief, starring Cary 
Grant and Grace Kelley, and 
Roman Holiday, with Gregory 
Peck and Audrey Hepburn. 

PARAMOUNT: For students 
of history Attila, featuring An- 
thony Quinn and Lauren Ba- 
call, is playins! today and Sat- 
urciay. Second picture is The 
Naked Gun. Sunday tlirough 
luesday the wild west takes ov- 
er with The Missouri Traveler 
nnd Fort Bowy. 

MOHAWK; The personal life 
of a New York college girl, 
Marjorie Morningstar, will en- 
t2rtain audiences through next 
week. Starring Gene Kelley and 
Natalie Wood. The co-feature 
is Wetback Hound. 



Ed. Cost . . 

tion is, where do you get the rev- 
enue?" He went on to say that ed- 
ucation costs will continue to rise 
in order to maintain and attract 
the high calibre faculty that Wil- 
liams needs. 

Cost for the student's education 
comes equally from his tuition and 
from the endowment, Foehl reveal- 
ed. Education costs will continue 
to rise, and the money must come 
from both tuition fees and en- 
dowment. 

Foehl expressed concern over the 
retarded increase in the Williams 
endowment. "The average increase 
in the endowment over the last 
few years has been $1,200,000," 
he said, "If we are to keep up, it 
should be increasing by more than 
that. It is our toughest problem." 



FOR 

HAIRCUTS 
WILLIAMS 
MEN 

KNOW 
IT'S . . . 



NEWS 
NOTES 



HOUSEPARTIES - Williams 
spring houseparties are one week 
away. Students who have forgotten 
to get, forgotten they have, or for- 
otten by, dates are reminded of 
the forthcoming fiesta. 

TEACHER GRANT - Through 
a grant of $100,000 by the Alfred 
S'oan Foundation, Harvard's 
Graduate School of Education will 
be able to give fellowships to re- 
cent college graduates interested 
in being trained as high school 
eachers in science and mathema- 
tics. 

LAWRENCE ART MUSEUM - 
Good Design iu Switzerland," a 
rcestanding exhibition of contem- 
porary Swiss architecture and de- 
sign is being displayed through 
May 14. Recommended for pleas- 
ing houseparty fun . . . 

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM - Pro- 
fessor Cyrus Levinthal, eminent 
biophysicist from the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, will 
lecture at 4:30 Monday, April 28. 
Subject: The translation of gene- 
tic information into molecular 
structure. 

AMHERST DUEL - No further 
word has been received concerning 
tlie outcome of a challenge to a 
duel flung at the Editor of the 
Amherst "Student" by an irate 
reader. 



Williams Places fifth 
In Ohio State Regatta 



Last weekend Williams was rep- 
resented at the Ohio State Inter- 
sectional Sailing Regatta at Ohio 
State University in Columbus. The 
Ephmen placed fifth out of ten 
midwestern schools and were the 
sole representatives of the New 
England Intercollegiate Sailing As- 
sociation. 

Sailing in the meet were Toby 
Smith and Bob Stegeman who 
competed in a total of ten races 
over Saturday and Sunday. The 
regatta was held at the O'Shaun- 
essy Dam outside Columbus with 
the winds mostly puffy. The com- 
petition was lield in "Tech" din- 
ghies. 

Williams was prevented from 
higher standing by two unlucky 
withdrawals early in the regatta, 
but managed to take a share of the 
top places. The individual compe- 
tition was heavy as the Big Ten 
schools were represented by na- 
tionally ranked skippers. 



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WHAT IS A POOR LOSER? 




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GRINNELL COLLEGE 



Bitter Quitter 





THE MENTAL MARVEL mentioned above is so studious 
he made Phi Bete in his junior year— of high school! 
When he walks into classrooms, professors stand. The 
last time he got less than lOO'/r, the proctor was 
cheating. When it comes to smoking, he gets straight 
A's for taste. He smokes (All together, class!) Lucky 
Strike! Naturally, our student is fully versed on the 
subject of Lucky's fine, light, good-tasting tobacco. 
He's well aware that it's toasted to taste even better. 
So when someone asks him for a cigarette, he's 
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Vdiiiiiu' LXXll, Number 21 



WILLIAMS COLLEGE 




laiVs 'Ballyhoo^ Ready^ 
()pens Thursday IMght 

lit/ John Graham 

IkUi/hoo, the oiit^inal nuisical coiiit'dy hv I5i)l) \'iiil '5(S, will 
si. its first pcrloniiaiicr Tliursday cvc'iiiiiir at (S:3() in tlic Adams 
M( Mioiial Tlicatic. The liour-uiid-a-half production is under tlie 

(i) utic direction of IJoh Vail, while Otto I'Volicii will add the 

lie. ^sary professional touch as musical director. 

Siiorting a cast whose consider- 
abli ability is matched only by 
till ): devotion and energy, ttie 
sh. \ promises to excel even the 
fii; productions of the last two 
yc';. s. Included in the cast of fif- 
ty le a number of student wives 
an^: almost a dozen Bennington 
gii : along with Professor and 
Ml Giles Playfalr. 

■I'ho' show will differ from for- 
mi ! .vears in that it will have com- 
pliir dramatic continuity, as op- 
piisi'd to the previous variety mu- 
.skiil revues. The music will be an 
ill'' 'Aral part of the production, 
i;()l merely a series of disconnect- 
ed \ ignettes. 

'I'hp lively show, with a travel- 
in'.: carnival background, will fea- 
ture Sliip Chase 'Gl, on his bongo 
drums and various dance solos by 
vi^iiinf; Bennington girls, with the 
male lead going to freshman Tony 
Stout. 

Benningtonite Kay Reynolds 
.serves the troupe as vocal direc- 
tor, worlcing with music composed 
and arranged by senior Howell 
Price, Dick Crews '59, and Mike 
Small '61. The choreography is 
under direction of John Costello 
'60. and Judy Cohen of Benning- 
ton, and Pete Culman '59, and his 
a.s.si.stant, Harvey Simmonds '60. 
are managing the stage produc- 
tion. 

Arranged as a musical comedy, 
tile show will be given in two 
arus composed of six and four 
.scenes respectively, and will run 
Tliursday. Friday, and Saturday 
nielits of Houseparty Weekend, 
Willi an additional performance 
on Parents' Weekend, May 10. 

Although four performances are 
to be offered, sellout crowds are 
almost certain each evening, as 
liiis been the case in the past. 
Tiekets are available at two dol- 
lar, at either the box office at 
111' Adams Memorial Theatre, or 
fi iin any member of the cast. In 
tl words of Vail's barker: "Come 
aii'l get 'em, folks, it's gonna be 
a 'lelluva show!" 

Szigeti, Bussotti Offer 
<? Recitals In Chapin 

World-renowned violinist Jo- 
^li'li Szigeti, accompanied by 
<"';iile Bussotti, pianist, presented 
a series of three recitals In Cha- 
D'M Hall last Wednesday, Thurs- 
flay, and Saturday evenings. 

Mr. Szlgeti's recitals consisted 
I'litirely of twentieth century mu- 
sic Highlights of his program In- 
fluded Beta Bartok's Second So- 
nata, Paul Hindeniith's Sonata in 
•^ Serge Prokofieff's Sonata for 
Violin Solo, op. 115, Arthur Hon- 
a'ger's First Sonata, Claude De- 
bussy's "Sonata", Ernest Bloch's 
Sonata No. 1, and a delightful 
rendition of Anton von 'Webern's 
"Vier Stucke", op. 7. 

An enthusiastic Saturday night 
audience accorded Mr. Szigeti a 
standing ovation following his 
Performatice of Maurice Ravel's 
"Sonata". < • i . . • 




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\VKJ)NESDAY, APRIL 30, 195S 



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CO-OBDINATOR CULMAN 

Sports Illustrated 
Lauds Golf Coach 

Dick Baxter, Williams golf 
coach for the past 35 years, was 
the recipient of a "Pat on the 
Back" in the April 28 tssue of 
"Sports Illu.strated". 

Baxter's teams have won the 
New England title three times 
in the past six years. Among the 
fine golfers coached by Baxter is 
Dick Chapman, recent winner of 
the North-South Amateur golf 
tourney. Under Baxter's direction, 
the NCAA Tourney will be held 
on the Taconic course in June. 



CC-SC Okays Majority Of 
Rushing Agreement Changes 



111 a protracted joint session of the College Coinicil and the Social Council, the majority of mi- 
ijor t'liaiif^e.s m the 1957 rushinjj; aj^reemont recommended hv the joint nisiuiiir committee were ap- 
liroved. 1 he legislatiues voting sejiarately, refused to approve any alteration in the agreement rc- 
gardmir the monetary fine and jx'riod of possihle social nrohation lor fraternities convicted hy the 
nislim^ arbiter, Frank R. Thonis, Jr., of having eiiffiKecl in dirty rusliing. 

Approved was an increase in 
the responsibilities of the rushing 
committee members to allow in- 
fractions of the rushing agreement 
to be reported directly to any 
member or the arbiter rather than 
only to the arbiter as in 1957. 



Rushing Report Calls 
For Stiff er Penalties; 
Grey Cites 'Repairs' 

Rushing Committee Chairman 
Len Grey '59, commented this 
week that his group was "not re- 
constructing, just repairing, the 
present system, while forwarding 
certain suggestions for major 
change in the future." 

Consequently, Grey feels, the 
most vital provisions in his fif- 
teen-page committee report are 
those aimed at buttressing the 
present rushing agreement with 
increased penalties and stronger 
enforcement measures. 

A join'. CC-SC session consid- 
ered the proposals Monday night 
< see above i ; the following is a 
summary of the central changes 
requested. 

First, believing that "a threat 
which pinches the pocketbook a 
little more will also pinch the 
conscience," the Committee pro- 
posed an increase of the maxi- 
mum fine for fraternity violations 
to $500. The report also asks for 
a semester of social probation as 
an alternative or additional pen- 
alty for violation by fraternity 
members. Concurrent with this 
proposal is a broadening of pen- 
alties for violations by the rushee. 

"It is hoped," says Grey, "that 
a wider range of penalties avail- 
See Page 3, Col. 4 




LEN GREY '59 

reconstruction, no; 

repairs, yes 



Crampton '58 Awarded 
Fulbright Scholarship 

Stuart ]. B. Ciam])ton '58, has just been awarded a Fulbris^ht 
ScIiolarshi|5 to study jihysics, his major, for two years at the Uni- 
\ersity of Durham, (King's College) in Newcastle-on-Tync, Eng- 
land. , , 

The Full)rig]it Scholarshi|js are granted eacli year hy the In- 
ternational Educational Exchange 
Program to promote a better un- 
derstanding of the United States 
in other countries, and to increase 
mutual understanding between the 
peoples of the U. S. and of other 
nations. Nine hundred grants 
were awarded this year to com- 
petitors from the 48 states. Tlie 
last Williams' recipient was Dave 
Kleinbard '56. 

Crampton comes from Green- 
wich, Conn., and attended Hotch- 
kiss School for two years. At Wil- 
liams, he was elected to Phi Bete 
at the end of junior year and also 
received Sophomore Honors. 

For the past two years, he has 
served as an undergraduate teach- 
ing assistant in the physics de- 
partment. Recently he was award- 
ed the Carroll A. Wilson fellowship 
for two years' study at Worces- 
ter College at Oxford. 

Extracurricular Interests 

Crampton's primary extracur- 
ricular interest on campus Is mu- 
sic. For three years he has played 
alto sax In the Purple Knights 
dance band of which he was twice 
president. He has participated In 




STUART CRAMPTON 
Fulbright Scholar 

the football band for four years 
and has served two terms on the 
S. A. C. Crampton is a member of 
Sigma Phi. 

Crampton's future plans include 
obtaining a Ph. D. in physics, the 
subject he hopes to teach at the 
university level. 



Chapel Committee 
Completes Report 

Williams students go to more 
than the required number of cha- 
pels and yet they resent being 
compelled to go at all. 

This apparent Paradox is re- 
vealed in the delayed report of 
the College Council's Committee 
on Compulsory Chapel. A ques- 
tionnaire distributed to the stu- 
dent body showed that 65 per cent 
of the students answering the poll 
favored voluntary attendance at 
Chapel or church over compul- 
sory attendance. A check against 
attendance figures revealed that 
the average Williams student at- 
tends 18 chapels a year, four more 
than the required number. 

The report which will be sub- 
mitted to the College Council next 
Monday makes no .specific recom- 
mendation for a change in the 
present system. Rather, it lists a 
set of four proposed changes or 
amendments to the present sys- 
tem, with arguments for and a- 
gainst each. 

Proposed Changes 

One change advocated by the 
committee is to make attendance 
at chapel or church voluntary. 
The committee felt that attitude 
towards religion on the Williams 
campus was such that a truly 
detrimental drop in chapel atten- 
dance would not occur with abo- 
lition of the compulsory rule. Vol- 
untary attendance would also de- 
tract from the various means of 
circumventing the rule, such as 
attendance at the Jewish services 
on Friday. 

Other recommendations enum- 
erate credit for chapels attended 
away from Williamstown if the 
compulsory aspect were retained. 
A third recommendation advocat- 
es a series of "secular" lectures 
dealing with the religious aspects 
of philosophy, history, art, litera- 
ture, psychology, etc. The fourth 
proposal would grant chapel cre- 
dit for any student who took re- 
ligion 1-2. 

The committee was made up 
of Bill Edgar "59, chairman, Mike 
Baring-Gould '59, John Good '60, 
Al Martin '60, Tom Connoley '58, 
and Steve Rose '58. 



Married Students 

A proposal that married sopho- 
mores in rushing be excluded 
from the quota system for houses 
was defeated largely because of 
the feeling that these students 
did not want to be separated as 
a group from the rest of the col- 
lege. Junior or senior transfer 
students will be exempted, how- 
ever. 

Integrity Pledge 

A large part of the discussion 
centered about the possible ob- 
jectivity of members of the rush- 
ing committee. Tlie members of 
the committee and the arbiter are 
the only persons allowed in the 
sorting center during rusliing 
week. They are all fraternity 
members, t'wo of them house pre- 
sidents. Proposals to hire secre- 
taries to sort the cards and to 
raise the number on the rushing 
committee to 15 (one per house) 
were defeated. The two house pre- 
sidents on the committee volun- 
teered to withdraw from the sort- 
ing process and the meeting rec- 
ommended that the committee 
formulate an honor pledge cover- 
ing the possibility of sorting ex- 
perience affecting a committee- 
man's actions as a fraternity 
member. 

Dirty rushing was not defined 
more closely than it is in the pre- 
vious agreement. A long discussion 
of "casual phrases and actions" 
vis-a-vis rushees and fraternity 
members was finally curtailed by 
the scheduling of a Social Coun- 
cil meeting to decide whether the 
houses would abide by the letter 
or the spirit of the dirty rushing 
definition contained in the agree- 
ment. 




Bell Presents Forum; 
Blasts Aid Program 

"There is no significant foreign 
economic aid program in the U- 
nited States," said former chief 
economist of the World Bank, 
Bernard Bell in an economics for- 
um Monday night. 

Bell stated that nobody in Wash- 
ington was willing to take on the 
responsibility for the development 
of underdeveloped nations. Most 
of our dollars, he said, go into 
strengthening those nations which 
are vital to our national defense, 
but no comprehensive plan for 
developing countries such as In- 
dia, 

Bell spoke from the point of 
view of one who has no connection 
with the United States Govern- 
ment. He was with the World 
Bank until 1953, and then re- 
signed to form his own bank de- 
signed to aid backward countries, 
his most recent project being the 
development of Israel. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1958 



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Vol. LXXii A|)ril 30, 1958 Number 21 



SADLY 

Any .system ol crime ami puiii.siiineiit is dif- 
ficult to iiiaiiitaiii, es|KcuUiy wiieii tlioso who 
make and eiituice tlie laws art' most directly ef- 
lected by them. 

The ellort demands elevaLlDii abose person- 
al and tratenial biases m oiuei to continuously 
streni^then the system lor tiie yiocl ol all its cit- 
izens. 

The men who sat in joint ses.sion of the Col- 
lege and bocial Councils .Monday nif^ht failed to 
acnieve this ele\ation. lliey rcjectetl the Rush- 
inj5 Committees propt)sals lor sirenf;;tliening the 
system of crime ann piinisiimeni in the area of 
ttirty rushing. 

Dirty nisliing is a crime, ft has been defined 
as such by this traterinty system, and that same 
fraternity system is obliged to institute every 
possible means toward eradication of the crime. 

The present and now re-abirineii deterrents 
to dirty rusliiug have pro\ ed inade(|uate. The 
threat as well as die fact of dirty rushing remains 
a stigma on the Williams Iraternity system. 

Vet when the oi5iwrtiinily to buttress the 
deterrent to dirty rushing was |5reseiited, the 
fmtcniilic6- thciunvkcs, through their representa- 
ti\ I's in the Social Council, relusccl to act. 

the rushing committee snggi'sted two ways 
in which the deterrents to dirty rushing could be 
strengthened: replaceincnt ot the single .^jOO 
line lor dirtv rushing with a graduated system ol 
lines 11)5 to $.500, and air increase in the maximum 
penalty to a semester's social |)iol)ation. 

ine recommended change in fines was con- 
sitierecl at length. Both boilies voted the commit- 
tees |)r()|5osai down. Yet when an amendment 
was ])roposed to establish a ininimuin ]KMialty 
of .%'M) and a nia.ximum iicualty of %'M) (which 
woiikl have been a severer deterrent to dirty 
rushing lliaii the present pi'iialty, and would have 
retained the idea of graduated fines) the CC 
\()ti'il yes and the SC remained obstinately at- 
tached to the status ([uo and to the presc^nt, weak- 
er penalty. 

When an amendment was iiitroiliieed to e- 
liminate all fines, both legislatures turned it down 
flat, with platitudinous alfiriiiations of the need 
for strong deterrents to dirty rushing. 

Why, if they felt such a need, did the So- 
cial Council turn down the minimum-ma.ximum 
|}lan which would have been a deterrent? 

And the strangest thing was that the SC's 
"beliefs" again conflicted with its actions when 
the increase in social jirobation was proposed. 
This |)lan would luue been e\eii a stronger de- 
terrent than the maxiimim-minimuin |)lan, as so- 
cial pro is a lingering punishment which causes 
considerable amioyance to the house, whereas a 
fine is often |)aid by |5areiits or alumni. 

Yet, although the CC su|)|iorted it, the SC 
rejected the social-pro |)lan by a solid 10-4 vote, 
which killed the i^laii in the joint session. 

Were the fraternities forgetting their res- 
ponsibility to the college? Did they just want to 
kecji the punishineiit for a crime they can com- 
mit mild? Sadly, it looked that way. 

Letters To The Editor 

ON FRATERNITIES 

To the RECORD: 

However laiidal)le or vulnerable the actions 
of Rose, Ilasslcr and Morse may have been hi 
resigning from their res|5i'ctive fraternities, they 
and the others like them should be admired, if 
not envied bv the fraternity members. Rose, Ilas- 
slcr, and Morse acted on their beliefs, and above 
all, are willing to defend them in public. In jus- 
tifying their resignation in the TOWER, they 
charged the fraternities as being unchristian. 

In the past, the fraternities on this campus 
have been charged with being uneconomical, 
anti-intellectual, and racially discriminatory. How 
can the majority of the student body face these 
chiijges without answering them? It was John 
Winnaeker '57, not an tmdergradiiate, who an- 
swered the charge made liy Rose and the others. 
And even Winnaeker misunderstood the issue in- 
volved in that Rose, Ilassler, and Morse left their 
fraternities because of the way in which they 
were selective and not because they were selec- 
tive. When will the fraternity members leave 
their feeble and occasional posture of defense 
(flat on tlieir hacks) to assert that which is 
worth-while in fraternities? 

With the cost of education itself going up, 



with the need for more time to sijend on studies 
becoming greater, with th(^ pressiues for reali- 
zation of moral ideals growing stronger on col- 
lege campuses, when will thi' fraternity members 
stand on their beliefs in face of these develop- 
ments which threaten for existence and the de- 
sirability ol the fraternity? 

Unless fraternity members take the respons- 
ibility fur answermg the charges made against 
theiii, unless they assert tlieir beliels as Rose 
and the oUiers have done, tlie antliurities on this 
camiHis will liave no other choice than to be- 
lieve that tlie charges are true, and eventaully 
act accordinj;ly. The future— the late— of frater- 
nities then will be determini'd by intli\iduals 
outside the fraternity system, tliereby negating 
tne lundaineiital value of fraternal institutions: 
learning to act as responsibk' individuals with 
till' rignt and the power to jnstily theniscKes in 
the eyes ot society. And the neixl lor justification 
is now. I'or all the fraternities are liable under 
the charge ot being unchristian as well as un- 
economical, and anti-intellectual. 

If all fraternities on this campus may c.x|)eet 
eventual change or dissolution from their present 
state (and they may), they should be |)re])ared 
to change or dissohe of tlieir own accord, based 
on their known beliefs. Perhaps then, will indivi- 
duals hke Rosi', Ilassler, and Morse at least re- 
s|3ect fraternity uiembers for their beliefs how- 
e\er \iilnerable or laudable they may be. 
Philip M. Rideout '58 

LIT MAGAZINE 

To the RECORD: 

.\t a time when the financial success or fail- 
ure of the "Cul" is the focal point of strident 
claims, connter-claims and other fellow-travel- 
,'is c 1 any eain|iiis controxersy, no one seems to 
:i()iiee the tolcil uhscncc of anything resembling 
an organized eampns literary magazine. "Coin- 
inent dietl rather nngraeefuliy after its first )iub- 
lieatiou last year; since then, the only organ for 
serious student writing has been the mimeo- 
graphed |iam|ihlet that the Comp Classes jnit 
out. It was a near miracle that even this came 
out at all. 

■'Comment", like the "Cul", found its Wa- 
terloo in financial attrition. 1 have no idea of the 
extent of the '"Gul" staff's res])onsil)ility for its 
dilemma; |H'rhaps it was mismanagement, per- 
haps not. At any rate, "Comment's" death was 
ine\itable. A ]iublication of its kind can never 
he a financial success at Williams College. The 
pr()|)()rtioii of undergraduates who will condes- 
cend to shell out their money for a \olume of ad- 
inittedl\ anuiteiir literature is doomed to remain 
small. 

Should this drab ri'alization sound the death 
knell tor a Williams literary magazine? fn any 
institution that calls itself a liberal arts college, 
1 .slioukl hope not. yVrt— and, desjiite some ob- 
jections, this is art— has never and will never be 
a mass media. It almost always has to be subsi- 
dized, |iatronized. It can never be measured or 
jiistilied by a clollars-and-eents yardstick; ironi- 
cally, but inevitably, it depends ujion these dol- 
lars and cents to survive. 

From the tenet of Mark IIo|)kins and his log 
on up, Williams has always |int a heavv stress 
iijioii indixidual creativity. We organize semi- 
nars, discussion groups and conferences for this 
pur|iose. We spend a bnge amount of moiiev on 
labs for our budding scientists. We can even af- 
lord a vcrij slick alumni magazine. How in the 
world can we rationallv allow or condone the 
absence of a literary magazine, which is in it- 
self a "lab" for promising writers? 

The answer is (|uite simple: we cannot. Wil- 
liams has always seemed to produce a number 
of capable authors. A glance at any time, during 
any yeai', at the bookstore windows will confirm 
this, [t seems iiliotic to ignore this excellent re- 
cord; yet we are doing just that. An actor can 
give vent to his creativity and be heard at the 
■'\MT. Rut the writer, who also needs an au- 
dience, has no means to attain one. 

Com]iared to a theatre production or an 
e(|uipped laboratory, the cost of a literary mag- 
azine is almost infinitesemally small. Neverthe- 
less, it has to be paid— and by whom? Since a 
good niiniber of the student body would un- 
doubtedly be not at all interested in such a pub- 
lication (and while this in itself does not speak 
at all well for Williams, it is an undeniable fact), 
it seems lather unfair to tax the entire undergrad- 
uate groii)). This leaves two alternatives; a Col- 
lege subsidy, or siip])()rt by some healthier gronji, 
such as the "Cow' or the "Record". Of the two, 
the former is by far the jireferable; the college 
is a far more stable jiatron than the students. 

Mr. Ogilv ie of the English Department, in 
his prehice to this vear's |iam|ililet entitled "Wil- 
liams (Campus Writing", remarked that, "despite 
the clisa|)pearance of "Comment" from the scene, 
undergiaduales still write, and write interesting- 
ly well, and . . . an audience which will want to 
r(>ad what they write exists as always." 

This is, in reality, a challenge to the admin- 
istration as the upholders of the intellectnal in- 
tegrity of Williams College. 

Can they ignore it? 

Peter B. Tacy "59 



CONDUCT AT JEWISH SERVICES 

To the RECORD; 

It has been brought to our attention that Protestant stmlints 
attending the Jewi.sh services for "Chajiel guts" have been ||n, 
grantly abusing both the jirivilege and the worship service ,. it 
si'cms to lis only common eonrtesy that a person respect the laith 
ol others, and surprising that Williams men .should need to hr so 
reminded. 

Disrespect for the spirit of worship in Thom|)son Mem( rial 

C'hapel has likewise become almost chronic. We dispute lu c's 

right not to believe; we only ask that those for whom the sei \ kc 
is merely an attendance credit observe eoinmon respect hir liirir 
fellow students who look u|)on it as an expression of faith. 

Jerry Rardin '59 
Stephen Kadisch '60 




On Campus 



with 

(By ihe Author of "Rally Round the Flag, Boys! "and, 
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek") 



SWEENEY IN THE TREES 

Spring is here— the season of tree-sitting contests. This I ap- 
plaud. Tree-sitting is healthful and jolly and as American as 
apple pie. Also it keeps you off the streets. 

Tree-sitting is not, however, without its hazards. Take, for 
example, the dread and cliilling ciise of Miuuicl .Sif;!ifoos and 
Ed Sweeney, both sophomores at the Nashville College of Folk 
Music and Woodworking, and both iiiiully in love with a t)cau- 
tiful alto named Ursula Thing, who won their hearts sinning 
that fine old folk song, / Stranyled My True Love irith Her Own 
Yellow Braids, and I'll Never Eat Her Sorghum Any More. 

Both Manuel and Ed pressed ITrsula to go steady, but she 
could not clioo.se between them, and finally it was decided that 
the boys would have a tree-sitting contest, anil Ursula would 
belong to the victor. So Manuel and I'aI clainlx'red uj) adjoin- 
ing aspens, taking with them the following necessaries: food, 
clothing, bedding, reading matter, and— most essential of all— 
plenty of Marlboro Cigarettes. 

We who live on the ground know how much you get to like 
with a Marlboro. Think how much more important tliey must 
be to the lonely tree-dweller— how much more welcome their 
fine, mild tobacco; how much more gratifying their free-drawing 
filters; how much more comforting their sturdy, crushproof 
flip-top box. Climb a tree and see for yourselves. 




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Well supplied with Marlboros, our heroes began their tree- 
sitting contest— Manuel with good heart, ImI with evil cunning. 
The shocking fact is that crafty Etl, all unbeknownst to Manuel, 
was one of three identical triplets. Each night while Manuel 
dozed on his bough, one of Ed's brothers— Fred or Jed-would 
sneak up the tree and replace him. "How can I lose?" said Ed 
with a fiendish giggle to his brother Fred or Jed. 

But Ed had a big surprise coming. For Manuel, though 
he did not know it himself, was a drnid ! He had been abandoned 
as an infant at the hut of a poor and humble woodcutter named 
Cornelius Whitney Sigafoos III, who had raised the child as 
his own. So when Manuel got into the tree, he found much to 
his surprise that he bad never in all his life felt so at home 
and happy. He had absolutely no intention of ever leaving. 

After seven or eight years Ed and his brothers wearied of the 
contest and conceded. Ursula Thing came to Manuel's tree 
and cried, "I am yours ! Come down and pin me." 

But Manuel declined. Instead he asked Ursula to join him 
in the tree. This she could not do, being suiiject to mopery 
(a morbid allergy to woodpeckers), so she ended up with Ed 
after all. 

Only .she made a mistake— a very natural mistake. It was 
Jed, not Ed, with whom she ended up. 

Ed, heartbroken at being tricked by his own brother, took 
up metallurgy to forget. 

Crime does not pay. 

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Cigarettes who suggest that if gnu are ever up a tree when 
trying to find a gift, give Marlboros. You can't missl 



IHg_^^^jLLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30. 1958 



Rassi Gifford, Noted Artist, Critic 
Defines Painting As 'A Lansuase 



From "before and after piciurcs oi victims ol coimiicrciil lif-mtv w, 

,,,„ws" in New York art jrallories, Rassi C;ilT,Hd, wile of Ell^li^ PniSr S '""' '""" 

i„.|ik on nearly ever iniaKinal)lc lacct ol artistic endeavor 
['iitly Mrs. (lillori; 



ill Gifford, has left liei 



Currently Mrs. (>illoril teaclies art at Williams and Pin.. rf>l>M,. «„; ,» • • i i. 

.„ „ie to,, flLr of Goodiiel. iia.Ul^.ns sets aild tolIilllL SSS.SSw^rf MlTi^dul^ 
tidiis, and raises two ciiildreii at 46 Meachem Street. I prouiic 



Besides her family, Mrs. Gif- 
ford's central interest is painlinu, 
uf^ually impressionistic. "PaintinH 
i.s ;i language", says Mrs. Gifford. 
and must be learned like any 
othi-r lanpage. People, therefore, 
should n6t expect to "see some- 
Uiing" in a picture' unless they 
lai'.lfrstEind this language. 

Mrs. Gifford is^/'a; graduate of 
B'linington, and''wa^ among the 
fiisL three women ', to graduale 
[r i.'u thei'Q in three years. Durin'; 
lid underiJfaduate days, she was 
ai. art critic for thQ "New York 

P(!>l,". 

After Bennington Mrs; Gifford 
Incd in New York where, among 
(iiMer things, she played the land- 
lady's daughter in the permanent 
cast of the radio soap opera "Stel- 
la Dallas", designed window dis- 
plays for fJew York stores, and 
taimht private art classes for pub- 
lic .school children. 

.She also designed the Persian 
Room of the Hotel Plaza in New 
York, did editorial and reading 
work for the Viking Pres-s, and 
de.sinned textiles for sale to in- 




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Mrs. Gifford's art first began 
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later at the Hugo and Roko Gal- 
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"one man show" was al the Mor- 
timer-Levitt Gallery, with more 
recent appearances being at the 
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Mrs. Gifford will continue paint- 
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Poll Shows Seniors 
Favor Fraternities 

One hundred and sixty one of 180 Williams seniors answeriiii!; 
a speeial liKCOfiD poll stated that tliey believed that the frater- 
nity .system at Williams is worth |ireservinf^. Sesenteeii answered 
"no", and two had no opinion. 

The poll stemmed from the widespread eritieism of the fra- 
ternity wliieh arose after three Irateniity meiiihers left the system 

decrying the evils of selectivity. 



RmhmgGroup .. 

able to the judges will serve as 
a more effective deterrent to the 
violators." 

Second, to alleviate the dual 
problems of communication and 
understanding, the report proposes 
two changes to give the Rushing 
Committee a more active role in 
the system, il) Violations can be 
reported to committee members as 
well as the rushing arbiter, and 
(2) they can also discuss ques- 
tionable cases with students. 

Believing that current condi- 
tions render a compulsory plan 
of total opportunity unfeasible and 
that existent machinery is suffi- 
cient (with one minor change), 
the report reserves more vigorous 
T. O. plans as suggestions for the 
future. 



Hitting, Fielding Only Weaknesses 
Of Otherwise Strong Faculty Team 



"This year's edition of the facul- 
ty Softball team has two weaknes- 
ses." ruefully admitted MacAlis- 
ter Brown, "impotence at the 
plate and a defense approximating 
a sieve." Player-manager Brown 
quickly added, though, that the 
team has good potential, and it's 
only a matter of time before they 
round themselves into shape. 

Brown noted the many problems 
hindering the team's progress. He 
cited committee meetings which 
conflict with practice sessions and 
a complete lack of conditioning as 
the knottiest. Timing is way off, 
he complained, after long hours 
at the desk. 

First Team 

The starting lineup at each 
game is usually dependent on who 
shows up. At full strength, 
though, the team would probably 
be as follows; first base - Kermit 



Gordon (He owns a first base- 
man's glove), second base - Vin- 
cent Barnett. third base - former 
Williams varsity great, Pi-ed 
Stocking, and short stop - Gerry 
Myers. 

On the mound is John Chand- 
ler, and behind the plate is a 
flashy rookie up from the mid- 
west, Robert Kozelka. Sharing 
the catching chores is veteran re- 
ceiver Henry Flynt. Patroling the 
pastures is capable ball hawk Pete 
Pelham, assi-sted by Messrs. Rams- 
dell, Hirsche, Rensenbrink, Dick- 
ensoir, Perez, Coffin, Brown, and 
Sachs. (It's a wide outfield.) 

Morale Good 

The team lost its first intra- 
mural game by the rather lopsided 
score 18-5 to Zeta Psi. However, 
spirit remains high, and the boys 
still hope for a winning season. 



Only seniors who are members 
of houses, not including social 
members, were questioned, and of 
those eligible 90 per cent com- 
pleted the questionnaire. 

Social Life Reason 

Of those who maintained that 
the fraternity system is worth 
preserving, the largest number 
listed opportunities for social ac- 
tivity and formation of "close and 
lasting" friendships as their prin- 
ciple reasons. 

Twenty three men thought that 
fraternities should be preserved 
because of selectivity, while only 
ten held that tradition and rep- 
utation made them worthwhile. 

One hundred and seventeen of 
the 161 fraternity supporters 
thought that there were aspects 
of the fraternity system which 
could be improved upon. Twenty 
three held the system to be per- 
fect, while sixteen didn't answer 
this question. 

Improvements 

■ The two improvements which 
were held to be most needed were 
the development of total oppor- 
tunity and the boosting of the 
academic and intellectual capaci- 
ty of the system. Eleven seniors 
tl>ought that the abandonment of 
total opportunity as a goal would 
be an improvement. 

Of the 17 who thought that 
the system was not worth keeping, 
seven listed selectivity and dis- 
crimination as a reason and .seven 
stated that the system "under- 
mines intellectual values and the 
purposes of a liberal education'. 

Only two of the 17 thought the 
fraternity system to be totally bad, 
while eight approved of the 
small-group living aspect of fra- 
ternities. 

House System Advocated 

Six of the 17 men opposing fra- 
ternities advocated a change to a 
house system comparable to that 
at Harvard, with present facilities 
to be utilized. 



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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1958 



Wesleyan Succumbs To Thinclads; 
Schweighauser Wins Three Times 



The varsity track team virtually assured itself of a Little Three championship last Friday as 
they ii]3set Wesleyan at Middletown 75 one half - 58 one half, for the first time in ten years. Lead 
by senior Charlie Schweighauser with eighteen points in three evei]|ts. Coach Tony Plansky's squad 
combined in a great team effort to overcome what loomed as the ^inly roadblock on the way to an 

undefeated season. 

Ttie meet was decided in the 
last event, the 220 low hm'dles 
Schweighauser going after his 
third win of the day broke the 
string easily with Bob Hatcher 
taking second to sew up the meet 



Eph Msters Crush R. P. /., 9-0; 
North Carolina Match Rained Out 



In addition to his low hurdle vic- 
tory Schweighauser won the high 
hurdles, broad jump, and finish- 
ed second in the high Jump. Sec- 
ond high scorer for the Ephs was 
Hatcher with a win in the discus, 
a second in the shot, and a sec- 
ond in the 220 lows for 11 points. 
Competing for the first time this 
year Carl Schoeller, holder of the 
school record in the javelin, took 
his specialty handily. Will Thom- 
as finished behind Schoeller im- 
proving his previous best effort 
by twelve feet. 

Captain Bill Fox ran well as 
usual and took the 440 in 51.9, as 
well as second in the 220 ahead 
of the ailing Chip Ide. George 
Sudduth improved his previous 
week's time in the half mile grab- 
bing first place with a blistering 
1.59 clocking. 
Summary 

120 yd. high hurdles - 1. Sch- 
weighauser (Wms.) 2. Klinker 3. 
Eberhard (Wms.) 16.2; 220 yd. 
low hurdles - 1. Schweighauser 
(Wms.) 2. Hatcher (Wms.) 3. 
Klinker 26.5; 100 yd. dash - 1. 
Dobson 2. Ide (Wms.) 3. Dunn 
10.1; 220 - 1. Dobson 2. Pox 
(Wms.) 3. Ide (Wms.) 22.4; 440 
- 1. Fox (Wms.) 2. Mansager 3. 
Russell (Wms.) 51.9; 880 - 1. 
Sudduth (Wms.) 2. Moomaw 
(Wms.) 3. Hohl 1.59; Mile - 1. 
Many 2. Masterson 3. Canfield 
(Wms.) 4:28.1; two mile - 1. Er- 
rington 2. Tripps 3. Many. 




TOM SHULMAN, three year 
veteran, and number two man on 
the Eph squad. 

The varsity tennis team, play- 
ing Its first match on home courts, 
defeated R.P.I, last Tliursday by 
a 9-0 score. Only three sets were 
dropped as the Ephs repeated last 
year's triumph. 

On a cold, somewhat windy af- 
ternoon. Captain Karl Hirshman 
set the pace by defeating no. 1 
Fred Gallas, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2. "Hie 
match never seemed in doubt, 
though Hirshman dropped the sec- 
ond set. In stroke production and 



Golfers Win Two; B. C. Bows 6-1; 
Ephs Against Strong Colgate Today 



Williams posted its second and 
third wins this week on the Ta- 
conic Golf course over Boston 
College and R.P.I. The win over 
B.C. was somewhat of an upset 
since the eagles had beaten Har- 
vard earlier in the year. 

Hans Halligan led the Ephmen 
with impressive wins in both 
matches. In the 6-1 win over B.C., 
HalUgan beat a highly rated Tom 
Valpone 1 up and came in with a 
74 medal score. Rob Foster and 
Bob Julius came in with identical 
wins of 5 and 4 with Foster tak- 
ing a 76 for the course. Captain 
John Boyd outplayed Mike Pen- 
nell of B.C. to win 1 up. Davis and 
Beemer were also victorious. 

The only loss of the day was a 
close match between Dave Man- 
ning of B.C. and Bill Tuach of 
the home squad. Tuach lost 2 and 
one but was only two strokes off 
the 76 shot by Manning. 
Ephs Crush R. F. I. 

Saturday, Coach Dick Baxter 



saw his strong team overpower a 
weak R.P.I, team, 6)2-;2. Before 
the match began the two teams 
decided to leave all tie scores 
standing and thus Boyd was pre- 
vented from playing his match off 
with Jim Owens of RPI. Halligan 
sewed up his match on the twelfth 
hole and won 8 and 6 as did sev- 
enth man Tim Coburn. The lowest 
medal score for the day that was 
turned in was Julius' 76 but five 
of the matches failed to go the full 
course. 

Three Matches This Week 
This week the varsity will play 
seven New England teams in three 
matches. Today the Ephmeh tra- 
vel to Colgate for their toughest 
match so far outside of Harvard. 
Thursday there is a quadrangular 
meet at home against Trinity, 
AIC, and Springfield. Saturday of 
Houseparties, Williams takes on 
Connecticut, Holy Cross, and Mid- 
dlebury which should be a good 
match. 



in experience, he commanded 
quite an advantage over his op- 
ponent. 

At the no. 2 position, Tom Shul- 
man came taafck strongly after 
dropping the second set, 7-5, to 
take the final one at love. His tall 
opponent's natural game fell un- 
der Shulman's steady match tac- 
tics. Turner, Leonard, Kingsbury, 
and Davidson all won relatively 
easily in two sets. 

At first doubles, Shulman and 
r'leishman captured a very clo.se 
match from Galias and Brukl in 
the final set. Fleishman's power- 
ful serve and volleying together 
with Shulman's strategy paved 
the way to victory. In the second 
doubles match, Davidson and To- 
bin completely crushed the oppo- 
sition with the loss of only one 
game. At third doubles, the team 
of Devereux and Pyle defeated 
McConkey and Judlow in two 
close sets. 

On Monday, rain washed out 
the scheduled home match with 
North Carolina, who are on a one 
week's tour in New England 

This week the varsity has four 
matches scheduled. Today the 
Ephs meet Army at West Point. 

On Thursday, Friday, and Sat- 
urday, Dartmouth, M. I. T., and 
Middlebury, respectively, will be 
played on the home courts. 
The Summaries ; 

Hirshman (w.) d. Galias, 7-5, 1- 

6, 6-2; Shulman d. Brukl, 6-3, 5- 

7, 6-0; Turner d. Camhi, 6-1, 6-3; 
Leonard d. McConkey 6-1, 6-4; 
Kingsbury d. Judlowe, 6-3, 6-2; 
Davidson d. Kaimann, 6-1, 6-2. 
Shulman-Fleishman (w.) d. Gali- 
as-Brukl, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4; Davidson- 
Tobin, d. Camhi-Rubsamen, 6-0, 
6-1, Devereux-Pyle d. McConkey- 
Judlowe, 8-6, 6-3. 



Frosh Tennis Drops 
Match To Hotchkiss 

The Williams Freshman tennis 
team dropped its inaugural match, 
6-3, to Hotchkiss Saturday. The 
Frosh got oft to a poor start, drop- 
ping five of the six singles en- 
counters. Bruce Brian and Fred 
Kasten lost close three-set mat- 
ches. John Leathers then topped 
Stewart Cameron, 6-0, 7-5. Steve 
Thayer, No. 4, and Kevin Morris- 
sey. No. 6, were beaten in two 
sets, while No. 5 man Marty Prop- 
per injured his leg and had to de- 
fault. 

In aoubles, Brian and Row 
Bankes won in 3 sets, 2-6, 6-2, 7- 
5, Morrissey and Kasten lost, and 
Leathers and Jack Staples won, 
6-3, 6-3. 



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JHE_WILL1AMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1958 



Losing Weekend For Varsity Nine 







BOB McALAINE scores against Wcsleyan on bunt bv TOir 
CIliaSTOPHER. 



Freshman Baseball Team Beais R. P. 1. 22-2; 
Haeffner, Lazarus, Smith, Hitimg Leaders 



Scoring eight runs in tlie first 
inning, the freshman baseball 
team defeated R. P. I. 22 to 3 
Saturday at the loser's field. 

The Eph yearlings collected 
fouiteen hits, with every starter 
ganiering at least one safety. 
Shortstop Pete Haeffner led the 
Epli attack with a home run, two 



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doubles, and four runs-batted-in. 
Outfielders Steve Lazarus and 
Pete Smith each collected two hits. 

Coach Len Wattcrs reported 
that he was pleased by his team's 
showing in its first game. Al- 
though R. P. I. was a weak team, 
the pitching was unusually sharp 
for this early in the season. Art 
Mo.ss started for Williams and 
pitched the first .six innings, al- 
lowing four hits, walking two, and 
striking out three. Jim Frick pit- 
ched the seventh and eighth inn- 
ings, and Sam Weaver hurled the 
ninth. 





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Drop To Dartmouth 4-9, 

Wesleyan 3-6, At Home 

The varsity baseball team drop- 
ped its record to 2-3 over the 
weekend as it absorbed a 9-4 de- 
feat Friday against Dartmouth 
and a 6-3 loss to Wesleyan on Sat- 
urday; both on chilly Weston 
Field. 

Against the Cardinals Williams 
h]z\f! a 3-1 lead in the seventh 
inning as Wesleyan picked up 
three runs to move ahead for good, 
Vn. v7ith one out Fred Stone 
walked, Carl Ahrens singled to 
r.ght and Darling walked to load 
ih3 bases. Todt's wild pitch al- 
lowed Stone to score and Bill 
Walker s double off reliefer J. B. 
Morris scored Darling behind Ah- 
rens with the winning run. Wes- 
leyan added another in the eighth 
as Stone tripled scoring Hordlow. 
In the ninth the final run came 
a'fter Darling walked, moved to 
third on Dan McAlaine's single to 
left then scored on Walker's sac- 
rifice fly. 

Williams scored twice in the 
third as Todt came in on Bob I- 
verson's bunt and Rich Kagan's 
infield hit scored Rick Power from 
third. In the fourth frame Bob 
McAlaine doubled over his bro- 
ther's head in left, went to third 
on Norm Walker's single and then 
scored on a bunt by Tom Christo- 
pher. 

Dartmouth 

In a sloppy game marked by 
eleven errors, Williams pitching 
fell apart in the top of the last 
frame in the ssven inning game 
to give the Dartmouth Indians the 
9-4 d:cis:on. With the score 5-4 
relief pitcher Bob Bucher gave up 
three bases on balls and two hits 
giving Dartmouth a runaway vic- 
tory. Back to back singles by 
Kaufman and Otis broke the three 
to three deadlock in the fourth 
and a double to left by Marshal 
brought in Otis with the eventful 
winning run. 

Wesleyan AB R 

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Stickmen Topple Tufts; 
Boynton Leads Attack 

Overcoming a 2-0 deficit early in the first quarter, the varsity 
lacrosse team behind the five j^oal attack of George Boynton de- 
feated Tufts by 17-7 at Medford Saturday. 

13oyk()s and l^acos of Tufts scored back to back within three 
minutes of die opening face-off to put the Jumbos into a quick 
lead. Nick liatcliffe of Williams began the scoring for the visitors 
when he slipped one by goalie 
Bournakel on a pass from Rog 

Dankmeyer at 3:28. Ten minutes ; 

later Ratcliffe tallied again with 
Boynton on the assist to tie the 
game at 2-2. 

Ephs Take Lead 

The second period saw Williams 
go into the lead by 7-4. Dankmey- 
er began the scoring at 3:20 witli 
an unassisted shot. He was fol- 
lowed almost immediately by 
Boynton's first of the day at 4:06. 
The sophomore attackman, who 
scored nine times against Union 
last week, tallied three more times 
in the period unassisted to ac- 
count for four of the Ephs' seven 
goals. 

In the second half Williams 
dominated the game with ten 
more goals. Pit Johnson broke into 
the scoring column for the first 

time with three of the four Purple TONrwhose'fiv'c"goau"and "crghi 
goals m the third period. After assists against Tufts on Saturday 
Boynton and Palmer White tal- r^n h 
lied, Ratcliffe returned with three points. 
more. Jim Richardson and Chuck 
Cutler closed out the game for the 
Ephs with the 16th and 17th goals 
respectively. 

Boynton High Scorer 

Leading the attack for Williams 
again was Boynton with five goals 
and eight assists. Ratcliffe came 
right behind with five' goals and 
two assists. Boynton had totaled 
14 and 14 for the first two games 
this season — a record that sur- 
passes high-scoring Tony Brock- 
elman's ten goals — six assists for 
the 1957 season and amounts to 
roughly one third of the total Eph 
goals so far this year. 

Coach Jim Ostendarp stated af- 
ter the game that he is going to 
work with his first defense of 
Captain Dave Andrew, Dick Jack- 




See Page 6, Col. 4 



Sophomore GEORGE BOYN- 



ran his two game total to ZS 



Frosh Track Checks 
R,P1; Win 9 Events 



Walt Henrion and Bob Ji^dd won 
two events apiece and tied each 
other for first in another to lead 
the frosh track team to a 74-41 
victory over the R. P. I. freshmen 
last Saturday at Troy. The pur- 
ple collected nine firsts out of an 
eleven event meet. 

Henrion took firsts in the 100 
and 220 yard dashes with Walt 
Walker placing second in the for- 
mer. Henrion and Judd tied for 
first in the high jump. In addi- 
tion to winning the shot put and 
the javelin, in which Henrion also 
took second, Judd was third in 

See Page 6, Col. 4 




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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1958 



"Overweight Eight" Creates Good Will For William; 
Soph Group Hopes To Build A "Singing Tradition" 

The Overweight Eight, Williams' sojihotnore octet, added another to its series of triumphs at 
Skidmore's "Siiigspiration" last Fn'duy niglit. The group was called back for an encore, breaking a 
))reeedent of four years during which no other group was so honored. 

Organized and led hv Dave Paresky, the group has been very successful in building up good will 
for Williams whercNcr they have sung. After a recent concert in Montpelier, Vermont, one family 
was so ini|)ressed with the octet that they sent a letter jiraising them to Williams. 

The group's object, said Sandy 
Smith, one of the singers. Is to 
"establish a singing tradition at 
Williams like the one Ya'e's Whif- 
fenpoofs have built, for example. " 
With two successful season- do- 
hind them, the group will :"u- 'ic 
its aim by cutting a twelve-in?M 
record this summer, representing, 
they hope, a good part of their 
widely varied repertory, which in- 
cludes rock and roll as well as 
ballads and barber shop tunes. 
Members 
The octet is composed of Dune 
Brown, Phil Scatturo, Sandy 
Smith. Hal McCann, Bob Kauf- 
mann. Cotton Fite, Ed Eggers, Hal 
Srnith, and Dave Paresky, with 
Dick Gallop as business manager 
and Bob Stern as arranger. 

While the Skidmore appearance 
was probably the most successful 
of the season, the Overweight 
Eight has also given shows In the 
town of Bennington, at Montpe- 
lier, and at Bennett, Wellesley, 
Green Mountain, and Williams. 
They have made fewer appearan- 
ces here this year than last be- 
cause they have been in such 




the OVERWEIGHT EIGHT 

"singing tradition" 



Frosh Golfers Lose; 
Exeter Triumphs 4-3 

The Williams yearling golfers 
dropped a close match to a strong 
Exeter team Saturday on a cold, 
windblown, and strange Exeter 
course. Williams was on the short 
end of a 4-3 score. 

Coach Dick Baxter sent out sev 
en men to meet the Exeter crew. 
Of these, Andy MacKechnie, play- 
ing number one, Pete Hager, num- 
ber two, and Dave Campbell, 
number six, won. 

MacKechnie scored a very es- 
timable eighteen hole total of 82 
on the 9 hole, twice-around 
course. The final score of his 
match was 2 and 1. Hager shot a 
sizzling 79 to take a commanding 
4 and 3 victory. And finally Dave 
Campbell, also playing well, shot 
an 84 to take his match 2 up. 
Others who played in a losing 
cause were Tom Wise, John Cas- 
tleman, Paul Mersereau, and 
Gump Gormley. 

According to onlookers, the 
Ephmen seemed to be hampered 
severely by the strangeness of the 
course, particularly the narrow 
freeways. The Ephs suffered from 
frequently overshooting the out of 
bounds markers. The Exeter squad 
was young and in the final analy- 
sis their familiarity with the ter- 
rain proved to be the margin of 
difference. 



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great demand elsewhere, and 
didn't want to "outstay their wel- 
come" here by repeating the same 
songs which have been heard be- 
fore. 

This particular octet, Sandy 
Smith emphasized, is unusual be- 



cause it has stuck together past 
the freshman year, while most 
other such groups have become 
inactive after the members joined 
fraternities. "Most of the credit 
for our success should go to Dave 
Paresky," the octet agreed. 



Stickmen . . . 

son, and Win Healy this week in 
preparation for the Dartmouth 
game Saturday. Although allowing 
only ten goals in the last two 
games, Ostendarp feels that his 
defense has had trouble In clearing 
the ball after a shot. He hopes to 
have them in readiness to meet 
the Indians' strong attack. 



Box Score 



Williams 
Tufts 



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2 2 3 7 



Frosh Track . . , 

the discus with Bill Thomas com- 
ing out on top. 

John Allen was another double 
winner in the mile and 880. This 
latter was swept by Ephmen as 
Mike Bolduan and Carl Strauss 
took second and third place re- 
spectively. 

Possibly the most exciting win 
of the day was produced by Don 
Brayton in the 440. Brayton and 
Joe Courtier started the race for 
Williams with the latter taking an 
early lead. Suddenly Courtier 
sprained his ankle and Brayton 
who had not appeared a threat 
came from behind to pull the race 
out. Coach Plansky has tabbed 
Brayton as a top prospect for 
next year despite inexperience. 



Deficit Reported 
At Williams Ckh 

The Williams Club of New \ oik 
reported a deficit of $C,43C.'i , for 
the period ending Pebruai' 28 
1958. Total Income decreasi i by 
only one thousand dollars d linK 



the period, but due to a wai 
crease expenses were up n: aost 
nine thousand dollars. 

In its annual report, the 
noted an increase in membc 
pushing the total to ovei 
thousand. 



Baseball . . . 

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Ahrens, cf 4 

Darling, 1 3 

D. McAlaine, If 2 

W. Walker, rf 2 



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Young, c 
Hordlow, p 

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Power, s 
Iverson, If 
Kagan, 2 
Hedeman, 1 
R.McAlaine, cf 
Briggs, 3 
N. Walker, rf 
Prendergast, rf 
Christopher, c 
Todt, p 
Morris, p 
Lombard, ph 



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PRICE TEN CENTS 



CC To Act On Petition 
For Rushing Changes 



,., anv IX'titioM sccuriiif; ten per wnt ol the stiidciit hoclv's an 
■()■, al requires a reterciidum vote. ' ' [__ 

Winch To Soeak 
To Eph Parents 



Should iirofcssioiial sctTctarios replace Uiishiiijr Cominittee 
iiiciiihers ill the sortiiif^ room for nisiiiii^ next tail? 

A petition ilemancliiiir this revision of the rusJiinH M'stein has 
I,,. iM'd the necessary sliident signatures to re|)lace it on next 
u, , k's Collejre (Jouneil ai^enda. Hv provision of the CC eoustitn- 
li( 
pi' 

II I Illy per cent of the students 
nppiove the measure, it will be- 
come law. 

I ,' uders of the drive for sec- 
ri'i.iiial assistance are junior Ray 
Kii III and sophomores John 
Wi.iidi'uff, Henry Cohen, and 
Gri'i'Ke Aid. Woodruff said in a 
Thursday RECORD interview that 
he ii'lt no matter how honest the 
committee members mi^ht be, "it 
would be impossible for them to 
avoid being influenced" by the 
confidential information passing 
th rough their hands. He pointed 
out that circulation of such infor- 
miilion gives unfair advantage to 
tlir houses represented on the 
cuiiimittee and tends to stratify 
fraternities. 

1 en Grey '59, Chairman of the 
CC SC Ru.shing Committee, com- 
nicn I'd yesterday: "Williams is 
tiyiiiK to train individuals who can 
bolii make a law and obey it; 
pa.ssing the moral buck to secre- 
taries so students won't have to 
deal with the problem seems weak 
and defeatist at best." 

Rushing Arbiter Pi-ank R. 
Thoms, Jr. added: "There is ab- 
.soiutely no need for secretarial 
assistance in rushing. I have im- 
|)licit faith in the students to 
handle affairs of this nature, and 
I have no qualms about the in- 
toKrity of the committee." 



"Science Education at Williams 
in the Post Sputnik Age" will be 
discussed by Phy,sics Profes.sor 
Ralph P. Winch, at the Fourth 
Parents' Day Program in Chapin 
Hall, May 10, al 11:15 a.m. 

Before the program, pai'ents are 
invited to visit classes with their 
sons and meet their instructors. 
The afternoon activities will in- 
clude a varsity track meet against 
MIT and a varsity lacrosse match 
against the University of New 
Hampshire. 

This year's student musical, 
"Ballyhoo", will be given both 
Friday and Saturday nights for 
evening entertainment. The dorms 
and fraternity houses will be open 
to parents and guests until mid- 
night. 

On Sunday a special Chapel ser- 
vice will be held at 11 a.m. Will 
Herberg, Professor of Sociology 
and Religion at Drew University 
will lead the service. 



Baxter Concludes Lecture Series; 
Discusses 'Most Challenging' World 



President James Phinney Bax- 
ter III drew a picture of Ameri- 
ca facing "a most challenging 
world," in the last of a series of 
lectures before a large audience in 
.Jesup Hall, Monday night. 

The social council, which no 
o'her council had done before, 
sDonsored the lectures which be- 
gan last November. President Bax- 
lir dealt with significant world 
P oblems. 

Stressing the need not only for 
II ilitary power, but for every other 
lj"ssible strength there is in the 
V. !Mld, Baxter pointed out that we 
luust eradicate our weaknesses, 
■■^'ich as racial differences, slums, 
and economic problems. 

Russia Confident 

Russia is confident that In fifty 
years the whole world will be un- 
der communism. Tlie U. S. reces- 
sion, Russian improvements ec- 
onomically and militarily, and 
tlic weakness of free world diplo- 
mats are Russian reasons for be- 
ing confident. "However, the U. S. 
is still enormously superior," Bax- 
ter said. 

Baxter sees no large scale war 
for three years, but a future war 
will probably involve nuclear wea- 
pons on a large .scale. By a policy 
of subversion and ambiguity, Rus- 
sia will carry on a limited war. 

Foreign Policy 

"Once we welch on an alliance 
Policy, anywhere, we will seriously 




LECTURER BAXTER 

significant problems 

damage our foreign relations," 
Baxter pointed out. The foreign 
policy must be continued for 
building strength in our allies, and 
improving relations abroad. 

We need a diplomatic solution 
and a decision by Russia for 
peaceful coexistence. A summit 
conference, however, in 1958 would 
only serve to advance Russia's 
propaganda policy to weaken our 
alliances. 

Baxter advocated bomb shelters 
as a negative deferent to demon- 
strate to Russia and the free 
world that we Intend to keep our 
promises under the Truman doc- 
trine. 



Undergraduates To Observe 
Traditional Rites Of Spring 




BALLYHOOERS 

under tlie big tent at 8:00 



Williamstown Has Bad 
Year With B&M Trains 



The recent announcement by 
the Boston and Maine Railroad 
cancelling three trains servicing 
the Williamstown-North Adams 
area tops off a year that has seen 
the luxury uf frequent and direct 
rail service effectively erased. 

Although no letters have been 
written to Mr. McGinnis, head of 
the B&M. Williams students have 
felt the pinch of the surrounding 
mountains as tlicy close in on the 
campus. The most drastic cut in 
service has been the complete cur- 
tailment of train service between 
Williamstown and the Albany- 
Troy area. In fact, no B&M trains 
proceed further than Williams- 
town. This move, obviously made 
for economy, has greatly increased 
the problem of making connec- 
tions with the main line of the 
New York Central Railroad. 

The college is not the only in- 
stitution in Williamstown to 
mourn the passing of the iron 
horse. The Williams Inn has also 



Househopping 

Chi Psi-Beta - Dance Satur- 
day night at Beta, music by Joe 
Salerno. 

KA-Saint - Dinner at KA 
(Phiamey's Favorite Five) and 
dance at Saint (the Towns- 
men). 

AD-DU - Cocktail party and 
dance under a marquee on DU 
lawn with music by Harry Mar- 
shard. 

Psi U - Cocktails on roof 
(Shire - Fogg Quintet) and 
dance with the Aiabian 
Knights. 

Phi Gam - Fiji Island Party 
with Harry Hart's band. 

Sig Phi - Purple Knights for 
cocktails and Eddie Wilson 
Combo for dance. 

Zete - Square dancing. 

TDX - Cocktails and danc- 
ing. 

Phi Delt - Whirlwinds Satur- 
day night after picnic. 

Phi Sig - Tioy Aces for 
Cocktails and Berkshire Dixie- 
land band for dance. 

DEKE - Hap Snows Whirl- 
winds for cocktails and danc- 
ing. 



found it difficult to accommodate 
guests who want to get to Albany. 
All Williamstown has to offer now 
besides a stray bus struggling over 
the Mohawk Trail is a fifteen dol- 
lar taxi ride to the capitol city 
area. 

Bus service to Boston has, how- 
ever, been increased with two con- 
nections leaving from Williams- 
town every day. 

One long range effect that can 
be seen in Mr. McGinnis' crystal 
ball may be sophomore driving 
permission. 



The rites of spring as practiced 
by the Williams College cult 
should begin, if the stars tell true, 
at four o'clock on the afternoon 
of Friday, May 2. Then, it is said, 
the Williams Tennis team will do 
battle with Dartmouth and the 
golf team will meet Trinity, AIC, 
and Springfield. But this is only 
tlie beginning. 

"Ballyhoo", a reincarnation of 
the carnival spirit as well as the 
all-college musical, will begin un- 
der the big tent of the AMT at 
8:00. Another performance of this 
frolic will be given Saturday 
night. 

That same night, Harry Mar- 
shard and his orchestra will play 
at the all-college dance in Baxter 
Hall beginning at 9. Mar.shard is 
an eminent musical figure in high 
social circles in the Boston area 
and has recorded for Unicorn 
Records. For more adventurous 
music. Phinney's Favorite Five will 
play their last houseparty of col- 
lege jazz in the freshman lounge 
at the same time. 



See page four for summary 
of weekend sports and enter- 
tainment. 



Saturday 

Early Saturday evening the 
frosh quad will be iniiaculously 
transformed into a carnival 
grounds, with freshman entries 
and fraternities sponsoring booths 
to challenge and amaze all. An 
inter-class bicycle race will be 
the main attraction, along with a 
strength tester, a miniature golf 
course, a rat race, and sundry 
other delights. 



Cast Records Music Of ^Ballyhoo'; 
Sunday Session Lasts Until 4 A.M. 

"Ballyhoo: take one!" Beffinniiii;; at 2:30 |).ni. Sunday the cast 
and orchestra of "IJallvhoo", the original imisictd heinn i^rcsented 
this weekend and iie.xf al tlie WW. recorded the 15 musical num- 
bers of the show for a s])eeial 12 inch recording. At 4;()() a.m. Mon- 
day inorniiiu;. they had recorded S5 minutes of music. 

Under the direction of Ted Castle "fiO, the music was tape 
recorded by Bob Guy of Audio- 



sonic Recording Co., Inc., New 
York. Kay Reynolds, of Benning- 
ton, assisted. Immediately after 
the session, Guy drove to New 
York, edited the tapes, cut the 
master recording and delivered 
the master to the pressing com- 
pany by 12 noon Monday. 

The records are being sold in 
the lobby for the audiences and 
are available by mail from the 
Adams Memorial Theatre. "Tliere 
is really no way to gauge the mar- 
ket for this sort of thing at Wil- 
liams," said Castle, "so we have 
ordered a very limited pressing." 
He said that the discs are "very 
high quality and fidelity best ap- 
preciated on high fidelity players." 

Tire recording session included 
detailed rehearsals of the cast 
and orchestra under the direction 
of Otto Frolich plus several re- 
cordings of each number. The best 
sections of various recordings were 
selected for the final edited tape. 

The recordings were delivered 
in New York on Thursday to stu- 
dents who packed them in the 
record jackets on the way back to 
Williamstown so that they could 
be sold at the first performance. 



Ephs Beat Wesleyan 
In Debate Tourney 

Williams won the Turner Debate 
Championship Trophy in a close 
contest with Wesleyan last Sat- 
urday. 

The debate, conducted in two 
rounds, was a split between Wil- 
hams and Wesleyan, Williams 
winning the first round and Wes- 
leyan winning by a narrow mar- 
gin in the second round. The top- 
ic, the national right to work laws, 
was debated on both the affirma- 
tive and negative sides by Wil- 
liams teams. The affirmative team 
was Dick Contant '59, and Larry 
Carton '60. Seniors Dave Phillips 
and Tom Synnot made up the 
negative team. i 

Amherst, also .supposed to com- 
pete in the contest, wasi unable 
to make the engagements. 



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Vol. LXXll May 2, 1958 Number 22 



SAD PARADOX 

The proposal for secretarial help iii the sort 
iuj^ process ot rusliing lypities an old trend, now 
slutting into high gear uii tiie Williams campus 
Students are increasnigiy unvvaiing to accept res- 
ponsibility eitlier tor tiien- |)iiDiic ideals or their 
private actions. 

The Rushuijr Committee's function presup- 
poses an intimate involvement witn all phases of 
tlie rushmg system, 1 liis proposal attacks tire bas- 
is of tlie committee's effectiveness. 

Why should every fraternity member pay for 
outside clerical help when students are capable ot 
handling tlie sorting process themselves r* We have 
ail automatic familiarity witli the "hows" and 
"whys" of tlie system; secretaries would require 
prolonged traiumg. 

The obvious motivation of this plan is a ba- 
sic mistrust of tire committee's integrity. It fhes 
full in the face of the trust placed in die commit- 
tee by tlie student governing bodies. More im- 
portant, it challenges tlie iiushing Committee's 
sincere determination to secure and maintain 
objectivity, as demonstrated in its persistent a- 
wareness of tlie problem and the honor code 
with which tlie committee members will bind 
themselves next fall. 

The system has operated for only one year. 
It developed minor flaws, which tlie committee 
lias worked conscientiously to eradicate. Have 
we given tlie committee a fan hial? 

Earher diis week both rushing arbiter and 
freshnian Dean Cole asked the committee to 
handle permissions for freshmen to enter frater- 
nity houses on special occasions. This action re- 
presents a tiansf er of responsibility to tlie student 
committee.is it not a sad paradox tliat the rush- 
ing arbiter should express faith ui students to 
handle tlieir own affairs, while students them- 
selves reject responsibility witli a plan for sec- 
retarial assistance? 

THE DISENCHANTED 

Enter Houseparty (big weekend). 

Accompanied by familiar format, typed 
bands, Student Union maelstrom, cocktail par- 
ty-dance bedfellows, self-conscious striving to 
have fun. 

Stage diiections: Get dates, win keg; then 
be gregarious and move your date around, dance 
to Marshard, hit the Carnival, etc. but for God's 
sake, have fun. 

It seems that the tri-annual blow-off is los- 
ing favor here. Much of the audience at Wil- 
hams is becoming more and more receptive to 
impromptu off-weekends. Yet we certainly are 



trying hard enough to preserve the half-centuiy 
old tradition surrounding the 72 hour marathon. 
Perhaps too hard. Why not think less in 
terms of a $1600 society band, crowded enter- 
tainment schedules and resultant confusion and 
more along the lines of imaginative informality. 

Eyebrows should be raised to the Freshman 
Council and the Class of '61 for a fine job in 
directing traffic for this Houseparty. Future con- 
gestion, nowever,could be thinned out for a more 
palateable weekend. 

Bennington Police 

By Kurt Rosen 

A lonely symbol of authority at Bennington 

College is their police force. 

Bennington, unlike Williams, has no cut sys- 
tem, no driving restrictions, no compulsory cha- 
pel—but their campus police force is over twice 
the size of that at Williams. The familiar night 
watchman at the entrance of the campus has 
the pleasant task of signing the guls in and out 
between 11 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. He knows the 
names and faces of every one of the 350 girls. 




The other private poHcemaii and three plain 
elothesnien roam the spacious campus enforcing 
the college regulations. Visitors widiout dates 
are not permitted to go on campus after 10 p.m. 
Every evening the police usually stop several 
of these nocturnal visitors trying to sneak past 
the guardliouse after hours. Outside of such in- 
cidents and rare cases of inviting inebriated 
guests to leave, the pohce work is routine. 

George McGuue, the head guard, has been 
on die Bennington College police force since 
its inception witii tiie founding of the college in 
1936. At that time. Officer McGuue claims, only 
two policemen were needed as the post-depres- 
sion students were quieter and more disciplined. 
Students from RPl, Union, Dartinoutli, and Wil- 
liams have always frequented Eennington tlie 
most often. WiUiams students, McGuire states, 
are usually die most numerous— and mischevious. 

Despite the presence of one poUceman for 
every seventy girls, Bennmgton is anything but 
a pohce state. The students attempt to develop 
themselves in the progressive tradition while the 
guards try to remain in the background. Oc- 
casionally the policemen come forward and as- 
sert then power over the girls in a friendly water 
fight. 



See 



BALLYHOO 

The All-College Musical 

Written and Directed by Robert Vail 
on House Parties Thurs. Fri. Sat. 



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With Music Directed by Otto Frolich 

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Letters To The Editoi 



To the RECORD: 

The joint CC-SC Rushing Committee has recently comiilcted 
a rejiort upon die Rushing System. It is seldo:ii that we witness 
such an intelligtuit combination of idealism and realism. There 
are, however, a few suggestions I would like to offer— suggest jquj. 
in keeping with die aims if not the conchisioiis of the committee 

The committee states "most everybody would vote for total 
O]iportunity as an end, but die votes for an effective means u| a- 
cliieving it would be few if an effective means would equal, is it 
almost surely must someday, a e()in|)ulsoiy plan." Total Opjioitun. 
ity in an achievable form presupposes two conditions: 1. RcMtiilj. 
zation and destigmatization of tlie non-affiliate grou)!; 2. Desl rati- 
fication of the fraternites. Compulsory total op]50itunity olfors 
neither. 

Tlie RECORD has pointed out diat die effect of last year's i,,tal 
opportunity was further stratification of the non-affiliate giiup. 
The action of Messrs. Hassler, Morse, and Rose uiKloilined the 
need for a respectable non-affiliate grouji. These individuals must 
not be denied the right of a normal and fulfilling life. 

Tlie solution here seems long-range and psychological. We 
must remove the stigma by ceasing to speak of and treat fraternity 
membership as normal and necessary. 

When we turn to stratification we find something more tan- 
gible but basically elusive. Each house has a |K'rsoiiality of its own, 
and the "top" house for an individual is the house whose i^eisdiial- 
ity best meshes with his. 

A vicious circle exists. Student opinion has set up false crilciia 
for judging houses, and student leadership and privilege has tiiid- 
ed to follow and perpetuate this judgment. 



I would suggest the following as partial remedies: 

1. A realization of the non-advisory functions of the 



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must be followed by a more divtTsified distribution of these pusts. 

2. Other honorary posts must be better distributed. 

3. Potential and very real advantages to some houses, siieli 
as access to rushiiig list by certain men (luring Uie rushing peridd, 
must be aboli.shed. 



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4. Measures such as raising house (jiiotus and stiffe 
nishing period, must be abolished. 

5. CC members in tlie future must subordinate house liival- 
ties to college loyalty. 

If the fraternities are to be preserved under a system of total 
opportunity, it is necessary that the student body by psycholoiiical 
and practical means strike out at these twin evils of stratification 
and stigniatization. If we fail the only possible alternatives are 
heartbreak for some or comjiulsion for all. 

Jon Searles, '60 




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Sports Corner 

by Sam Parkhill 
Surveying the sports picture this weekend, it becomes an 
paiciit that at least two teams liave the opportunity to show that 
,1„.\' belonj; in the select group of undefeated teams at Williams 
On iM-iday the track team takes on Amherst for the Little Three 
Championship, while on Saturday the lacrosse team plays a high 
l^ rated Dartmouth team. Neither game is the last of the season 
|„i cither (•lub, but we would venture to predict that wins this 
uvckeiid would virtually assure clean slates in both sports 

The showing of the track team against Wesleyan last Friday 
and HPl on Tuesday gives evidence that there is little to worry 
ab.Kit from Amherst. With four men. Hatcher, Ide, Schoeller and 
Scl.weighauser, certain to amass forty points between them and 
Hiil Fox a sure first in the 440 it looks like a tough combination to 
bcitt. 

l3artniouth should provide considerable opposition for the 
Stic krnen and no doubt will 'hang' one or two men on Soph Georee 
li,,\nton. ^ 

A win for the lacrosse team over the Indians would not only 
them a victory over the best team on their schedule but 
(■ that dieir defense has jelled enough to take anything else 
ly run into. Desjnte the weak opposition in the first two games 
il was ajiparcnt that the team would have to be able to clear the 
1,1 i I better against a strong attack such as Dartmouth. Ability to 
(1(> Ihis on Saturday and subse()uently against Yale, New Harnp- 
sliiic, Harvard and Amherst should allow Coach Ostendarp to go 
01 1 1 as he came in, undefeated. 



THE WILLIAM S RECORD, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1958 



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Lacrosse Team Stays Undefeated 
With 22-4 Victory At Middlebury 

The varsity lacrosse team continued its high-scoring winning 
si leak by trouncing Middlebury Wednesday on the Panther turf by 
a score of 22-4. ^ 

The team's third straight victory was characterized by rough 
plav. Tlie two teams collected a total of 51 penalties. Williams 
niiisiderably improved on ground ball, short pass and defense- 
play, dominated the action, ' ' 



the action, tak 
ill!,' 47 shots to Middlebury's eigh- 
teen. In contrast to the two pre- 
vious contests, there was healthy 
clislribution of scoring for the 
Eplimen. Both attack and mid- 
field scored eleven goals apiece. 

Despite two Middlebury count- 
ers early in the first period, the 
play rapidly became one-sided. 
The second midfield <Rog Dank- 
meyer, Pebble McCann, and Chico 
Cutler) maintained their role as 
hiKh scoring trio with a total of 
sixteen points. The first midfield 
I Jim Richardson, Wheels Miller 
and Palmer White) tallied four. 

In the attack position, despite 
periodic three-man coverage of 
either George Boynton or Nick 
Ratcliffe, the two ace sophomores 
scored fourteen points collective- 
ly. In addition, Pitt Johnson fired 
in two goals and assisted for 
three more. 

Riding a three-game win streak 
into the crucial Dartmouth game, 
Coach Ostendarp says: "We know 
tiiat we have to make the Dart- 
mouth game our best effort this 
.season if we expect to beat them. 
The game Is a test of our true 
strength. We are definitely the 
underdogs and Dartmouth is a 
senior ball club, improved even 
over last year's fine team." 



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Ephmen Triumph 
Over Union 6-4; 
Nine Get 10 Hits 

J. B. Morris survived a shaky 
three-run first inning Wednesday 
at Schenectady, before he settled 
down to give up only one run the 
rest of the way as Williams down- 
ed Union 6-4. 

After Union scored their first- 
inning runs on two hits, two walks 
and an error, and one in the sec- 
ond with two infield hits, Wil- 
liams hitters got to Union pitcher 
John Pauth for ten hits, all sin- 
gles, and their six runs. 

The Ephs scored twice in the 
second with Bob McAlaine draw- 
ing a base on balls, and Bill 
Hedeman, Jim Briggs and Norm 
Walker singling. They added two 
more in the fifth on a walk, an 
error, and hits by Captain Rick 
Power and Bob Iverson. 

In the eighth Walker drew a 
free pass, was sacrificed to sec- 
ond by pitcher Morris, and came 
home on a single by Power. Mc- 
Alaine led off the ninth with a 
single, stole second, and scored on 
Walker's second hit for the final 
Purple tally. 

Morris went all the way for his 
second win, spacing ten hits, 
walking four and striking out 14. 
The victory was the Ephs third 
against three losses. 



Frosh Runners Lone; 
Henrion, Judd Shine 



Varsity Track Drops RPl 79-38; 
Aims At Little Three Championship 



Winning their third meet in a 
row by a handy 79-38 margin over 
RPI on Tuesday, the varsity track 
team looked in good shape to drop 
Amherst today and take the Lit- 
tle Three Championship. 

The run away victory was mark- 
ed by the double victories of per- 
ennial winners Chip Ide and Char- 
lie Schweighauser. Despite the 
muddy track Ide captured his spe- 
cialty the 100 yd. dash in 10.1, 
and the 220 in 22.8. Schweighaus- 
er took the low hurdles and the 
high hurdles as well as adding 
three more points with a second 
in the high jump. The lanky sen- 
ior was denied opportunity for ad- 
ditional points when the broad 
jump was cancelled due to the wet 
approach. Despite this Schweig- 
hauser has now averaged over 
fourteen points per meet this 
spring. 

100 yd. dash - 1. Ide (W), 2. 
Smith, 3. Hatcher (W), 10.1; 220 
yd. dash - 1. Ide (W), 2. Fox (W), 
3. Smith, 22.8; 440 yd. dash - 1. 
Fox (W), 2. Russell (W), 3. Mur- 
phy (W), 50.5; 880 yd. run - 1. 
Sudduth (W), 2. Moomaw (W), 3. 
Kromer, 2:01.3; Mile Run - 1. 
Best, 2. Canfield (W), 3. O'Reil- 
ley, 4:35.2; Two Mile Run - 1. 
Best, 2. Werner, 3. McNaul (W), 



10:11.0; Low Hurdles - 1. Sweig- 
hauser iW), 2. Grommeck, 3. Zim- 
mer, 27.6; High Hurdles - 1. 
Sweighauser (W), 2. Grommeck, 3. 
Eberhart (W), 17.0; Pole Vault - 

1. Harwood (W), 2. Varsa, 3. Kief- 
fer (W), 10'6"; High jump - 1. 
Grommeck, Sweighauser, 2.Young, 
5'10"; Shot Put - 1. Hatcher (W), 

2. Schoeller (W), 3. Mann, 42' 
10.5"; Discus - 1. Plater (W), 2. 
Hatcher (W), 3. Schoeller (W), 
127' 3.5"; Javelin - 1. Schoeller 
(W), 2. Redinger, 3. Smith (W), 
165' 11". 



Colgate Golfers Beat 
Williams At Hamilton 

Williams lost their second match 
of the season today to an experi- 
enced Colgate golf team at Ham- 
ilton, N. Y., 5)2 to V,i. Bob Julius 
was the sole winner for the Ephs 
while Bill Tuach tied. 

Coach Dick Baxter was not dis- 
appointed with the team's per- 
formance, however, since most of 
the scores were in the seventies 
and it was a nine hole course. Last 
year Williams trounced the Red 
Raiders 7-0 on the Taconic course. 
The past three matches have 
pointed up the great advantage 
that goes with the home course. 



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Box 


Score 






Williams 


ab 


r 


h 


Power, ss 


3 


1 


2 


Iverson, If 


5 





2 


Tierney, 2 


3 





1 


Hedeman, 1 


5 


1 


1 


McAlaine, cf 


4 


2 


1 


Briggs, 3 


3 





1 


Walker, rf 


5 


1 


2 


Christopher, c 


4 


1 





Morris, p 


2 










31 


6 


10 



Wilhams 020 020 011-6 10 3 
Union 310 000 000-4 10 4 

errors: Iverson, McAlaine, Briggs, 
rbi's: Power 2, Walker 2, Briggs 
so's: Tierney 2, Iverson, McAlaine, 
Christopher. 



Lack of anything resembling 
depth cost the freshman track 
team a 66-51 loss, Wednesday, to 
the visiting Mt. Hermon squad. 
Williams managed to take eight 
out of thirteen firsts in the meet, 
seven of them by Walt Henrion 
and Bob Judd. 

Obviously the outstanding men 
in the meet, Henrion and Judd 
paraded to victory in one event af- 
ter another with monotonous reg- 
ularity, but woeful support from 
the remainder of the team. The 
only other Williams winner was 
Terry Allen who ran a 2:08.2 half 
mile. 

Judd won the high jump, the 
shot put and the javelin while 
Henrion confined his talents to 
the track events, winning the 100 
yard dash, the 120 high hurdles, 
the 220 and the 220 low hurdles. 
The freshmen will travel to Deer- 
field for their next meet on May 
7. 
Summary: 

High jump - 1. Judd (W) 2. 
Livingston, 3. Henrion (W) 5'10"; 
120 high hurdles - 1. Henrion (W), 

2. Knox, 3. Howard 15.4; 100 yd. 
dash - 1. Henrion (W), 2. Harlowe, 

3. Sallada 10.2; discus - 1. Apter, 

2, Judd (W), 3. Thomas (W) HI' 
4.5"; pole vault - 1. Burnett, 2. 
Cooper, 3. Hamilton 11'; 220 - 1. 
Henrion (W), 2. Harlowe, 3. Sal- 
lada 22.7; 880 - Allen (W), 2. Ash, 

3. Gezork 2:08.2; 440 - 1. Perry, 

2. Brayton (W), 3. Pond 54.2; shot 
put - 1, Judd (W), 2. Low (W), 

3. Apter 43.721; mile - 1. Holbrook, 

2. Robinson, 3. Campbell 4:53.8; 
Broad jump - 1. Knox, 2. Living- 
ston, 3. Hamilton 18'6"; 220 low 
hurdles - 1. Henrion CW), 2. Knox 

3. Lee 27.1; javelin - 1. Judd (W), 
2. Livingston, 3. Holbrook 170'10". 



Tennis Team Trounces Vfest Point 
For Second Victory In Succession 

The varsity tenuis team continued its winning streak Wed- 
nesday by defeatinf^ a comparatively weak Army team, 7-2, at 
West Point. Only the first singles and the first doubles matches 
lost. 

At first singles, Ca]7t. George Huff of Army defeated Hirsh- 
man, 6-1, 6-0. The Williams player could not keej) the ball going, 
hitting long over the baseline or into the net. In the number 2 spot, 
Tom Shuhnan won from Don Williams, Army's intercollegiate 

squash star, 6-3, 6-4. Shulman 



This has worked both for and 
against Williams but against in 
two out of the three most impor- 
tant matches. 

Williams lost to Harvard on a 
strange and short course outside 
Boston. They beat a favored Bos- 
ton College at home after B. C. 
had beaten Harvard. 

Hans Halligan lost a close match 
to George Allen of Colgate 3 and 
2 but shot a 74. Rob Poster and 
Mike Beemer both lost by the 
same score while Sam Davis was 
edged out by one hole. 



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kept Williams back with deep 
drives and passed him when he 
came in to net. 

Joe Turner at the third position 
played a steady game and hit 
forcefully from the backhand side 
to defeat his opponent in a close 
match, 6-3, 6-4. In the fourth 
spot, senior Dave Leonard won a 
very tight match from his left- 
handed opponent by scores of 2-6, 
7-5, 6-4. 
Summaries : ■ 

Huff d. Hirshman (W), 6-1, 6- 
0; Shulman (W), d. Williams, 6-3, 
6-2; Turner d. O'Connell, 6-3, 6- 
4; Leonard d. Fisher, 2-6, 7-5, 6- 
4; Davidson d. Yelverton, 7-5, 6-3; 
Fleishman d. Prey, 6-2, 7-5. Huff- 
Fisher d. Hirshman-Leonard, 6-2, 
6-3; Shulman-Tobin d. Williams- 
O'Connell 6-0, 6-4; Fleishman- 
Davidson d. Robenburg-Hubbard, 
6-1, 6-4. 



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Holiday To Feature 
Dixieland By ^Five' 




ILLUSTRIOUS FIVE 

the hartwarming gospel of jazz 



After its feature role in the com- 
ing Houseparty Weekend, tiie Il- 
lustrious Phinney's Favorite Five 
will be nearing the end of a dis- 
tinguished career. 

The Five has been preaching the 
gospel of college jazz for the last 
four years to enthusiastic congre- 
gations throughout the East. Be- 
sides playing practically every col- 
lege within reach, it has "warmed 
the hearts of the faithful" at the 
Biltmore and Statler Hotels and 
in Jimmy Ryan's in New York and, 
for the last two spring vacations, 
at the Elbow Beach Surf Club in 
Bermuda. Three members of the 
band played for music-hungry 
crowds throughout Europe last 
summer as part of the College 
All-Stars. 

The jazz of the group is dy- 
namic. Under the leadership of 
Freddy Clifford '58, and his tuba, 
the playing of Bob Ritter '57, cor- 
onet, Spence Jones '58, trombone, 
and Bob Kingsbury '58, clarinet, 
is balanced against the rhythmic 

Weekend Summary 

Friday 

4:00 - Tennis-MIT 
4; 00 - Track, Amherst 
8:00 - "Ballyhoo", AMT 
9:00-1:00 - All College Dance, 
Baxter Hall 

Harry Marshard 
Phinney's Favorite Five 
Saturday 
2:00 - Golf, UConn, Middle- 
bury, Holy Cross 
2:30 - Lacrosse, Dartmouth 
2:00 - Tennis, Middlebury 
3:30 - Fi\ Lacrosse, Choate 
6:00 - Carnival, Freshman Quad 
8:30 - "Ballyhoo", AMT 
9:00 - Freshman Dance, Rath- 
skeller 

9:00 - House Parties 

Sunday 
11:00 - Chapel 
1:00 - Milk Punch 



Cinemascoop 

Paramount 

Ending tomorrow are two 
Martin and Lewis flicks, 
"Jumping Jacks" and "Scared 
Stiff". Typical Martin and Lew- 
is with a good belly chuckle 
now and then. Starting Sunday 
and running until Tuesday is 
"Paths of Glory" starring Kirk 
Douglas. Running on the same 
bill is "Mail Bag Robbery". 
Mohawk 

Another war picture, "Run 
Silent Run Deep" starring 
Clark Gable and Kirk Douglas 
is running until Wednesday. 
This film, based on the best 
selling novel by a retired navy 
submarine commander, is full 
of the suspense and action 
typical of a submarine movie. 
A crime movie "Man on the 
Prowl" is the stirring co-fea- 
ture. 

Walden 

Thursday, Friday, and Sat- 
urday, "Old Yaller" by Walt 
Disney. A comedy? . . . "The Ba- 
by and the Battleship". Take 
your date! 



support of the piano of John Hal-i 
sey '59, the banjo of Dave Hil 
dreth '59, and the drums of Tom\ 
Hayne '59. 

Though this will be the last 
year for some of the group, it is 
likely that Phinney's Favorite Five 
will continue operations in the fu- 
ture. 

Tom Hayne noted, "We favor 
the swinging, two-beat style of 
dixieland, mixing the flavor of 
both the Chicago and New Or- 
leans schools, though we do use 
a driving, four-beat Jazz when 
the occasion arises." 



News Notes 



CYCLE RACE: Eight bicycle 
races will vie for honors on the 
small street enclosed by the 
Freshman Quad Saturday night. 
The participants — two from each 
class — will be: Barry Buckley '58, 
Bill Harter '58, Jack Deitz '59, 
Ralph Lees '59, Dick Alford '60, 
Ed Eggers '60, Henry Richmond 
'61 and Gordon Stevenson '61. 

PRIZE: Dinner for two at the 
Williams Inn and a gift certificate 
from the Co-op will be offered as 
door-prizes at the All-College 
Dance Friday. 

JAZZ : Bud Freeman and his All- 
stars will present jazz concerts in 
the C. T. Plunkett Junior High 
School in Adams on Sunday, May 
18 at 3:00 and 8:00 P.M. 

WHY?: Korean Warner Kim 
will participate in an Interna- 
tional Relations Club colloquy 
Wednesday May 7 at 7:30 in Grif- 
fin. The topic: "Why the Oriental 
Hates the Occidental." 

EXTRA PERFORMANCE: Be- 
cause of popular demand, "Bally- 
hoo" will be presented on an addi- 
tional night: Friday of parents' 
weekend. Tickets are on sale now. 

READING: Shaw's "John Bull's 
Other Island" will be presented as 
a concert-reading at the AMT 
May 16. It will be directed by 
graduate assistant John Mattice. 



Freshman Baseball Win* 
Racquetmen Defeated 



Deerfield Beats Ephs 

Deerfield Academy defeated the 
freshman tennis team 6 to 3 Tues- 
day at Deerfield. 

On n day when most tennis 
matches would be called due to 
inclement weather, the team went 
indoors to absorb its second loss 
in as many outings. The match 
was played on auxiliary courts set 
up in the covered hockey rink. 

The red asphalt courts proved 
too fast a surface for the Ephs, 
who once again made a poor 
showing in the singles, winning 
only two matches. John Leathers, 
strong at number three, defeated 
Bob Hethering handily, 0-3, 6-1. 
Row Bankes, playing number six, 
defeated Jon Mendelson, 6-4, 6- 
3. Other singles efforts were not 
so fortunate as Bruce Brian at 
number one, Fred Knsten at num- 
ber two, Steve Thayer at number 
four, and Kevin Morrissey at 
number five fell straight-set vic- 
tims. 



Weaver, Frick, Star 

Behind the tight two-hit |i itch- 
ing of Sam Weaver and Jim V i ick 
the freshman baseball team de- 
feated Worcester Academy kj to 
4 Wednesday at the loser'.s find 

This victory places the n rord 
of the Frosh at two wins and no 
losses. 

Played on an extremely inuidy 
field, the game saw few i ,iia 
biuse hits, although the Ephs <ol- 
lected twelve safeties in all 

Weaver started for Williams 
and pitched the first 5 and one- 
third innings, allowing two liits 
and three runs. Prick relieved liim 
in the sixth inning and finished 
the game, allowing no hits md 
one run. 

The summary of the game : Wil- 
liams - 10 runs, 12 hits, 2 enois. 
Worcester Academy - 4 runs, 2 
hits, 3 errors. 




H. E. KROHNER. 
WAYNE STATE U. 



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U. OF PITTSBURGH 



IF SILENCE WERE REALLY GOLDEN, fishermen 
would be up to their hip boots in cash. They're so 
noiseless, thoy won't even wear loud shirts. But 
when they (Groan!) run out of Luckies, they 
almost lose control. They rant, rave and blow their 
stacks— all in sign language, of course! Result? 
The unusual phenomenon called a Quiet Riot! 
Lucky's popularity, after all, is no fluke. A Lucky 
is the best-taciting cigarette you can buy— and for 
good reason. It's made of naturally light, good- 
tasting tobacco, toasted to taste even better. So 
why flounder around? Get Luckies yoiu-self! 




CIGARETTES 




WHAT'S A POORLY LIGHTED 
BASKETBALL COURT? 




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U. OF ARKANSAS 



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WHAT IS A WANDERING ESKIMO? 




FRANCES HUNEKE. 
STANFORD 



Polar Stroller 



WHAT DO DIPLOMATS NEED? 




SOB GOLBERG. 
MANKATO STATE COIL. 



Pact Tact 



Stuck for dough? 

START STICKLING! 

MAKE $25 

We'll pay ,$25 for every Stickler 
we print — and for hundreds 
more I ha t never get used ! So start 
Stickling — they're .so ea.sy you 
citn think of dozens in aeconda! 
Stickler.^ are simple riddles with 
two-word rhyming answers. 
Both words mu.st have the same 
number of syllables. (Don't do 
drawing.i.) Send 'em nil with 
your name, addres.i, college and 
clasw to Happy-Joe-Lucky, Box 
67A, Mount Vernon, N. Y. 



LIGHT UP A U^ht SmOKE-UGhT UP A LUCKY! 

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Cf' Defeats Alternative 
Vduntary Chapel Plans 

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WKDNLSDAY, MAY 7, 1958 



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I he Colk'f^c Council went on ircoid Monday iiii^ht as op- 
to till' institution of voluntary cliapcl at Williains (S-2, one 

tion). Also (Icfoatc'd were leconiniendatioiis that tiie tnis- 

!|()W lectnies or coinse eredil to substitute lor the present re- 

i 11 eha|)e! credits ainuially. 

iic votes came as a result of the report of the (;hapel Reirn- 
Committee, Hill lulj^ar '59, chairman. Tiie two definite rec- 

idatious of the select com- 



ACCIDENT 

John Boyd '59, was reported 
to be in fair condition in the 
North Adams Hospital Sunday 
after the car he was driving hit 
a tree in Williamstown early 
that morning. Police stated 
that he had fallen asleep at 
the wheel. 

Boyd, from Essex Falls, N. 
J., is captain of the golf team. 



1 1 ) to allow chapel credit 
ligious services attended a- 
um Williamstown upon pre- 
tpplication to the Dean and 
I ask the Williams College 
1 to continue their efforts 
d having a well-balanced 
fully-publicized program of 
iDiis activity, were pa.ssed on 
i. Trustees as CC recommen- 
dations. 

T!.r entire report of the com- 
mit'' i' was transmitted to the 
Tru.-ires as a representative samp- 
liH:- of student opinion on various 
qiu';;lion.s related to the problem 
of I impulsory chapel. 
Other Action 
J.\ COMMITTEE - Sandy Fet- 
lir '5S, moved that the CC rec- 
ommend that the Junior Adviser 
Si'kction Committee be composed 
cnliicly of seniors with the ex- 
ception of the president and vice- 
president of the junior advi.sers. 
Unanimously passed. 

FIREARMS - Reversed a deci- 
sion of two weeks ago to recom- 
mend that the College Police keep 
all student firearms. 

RUSHING - The 1958 rushing 
period was moved back a day be- 
cause of a conflict for the junior 
advisors with orientation activi- 
ties. Rushing will begin on Sept. 
10 rather than Sept. 11 and will 
end on Tues., Sept. 16. 

SECRETARIES - Received a 
petition for a student referendum 
on using secretarial help rather 
than the rushing committee, in 
the .sorting center between the 
first and second sections of fra- 
ternity rushing. Referred to the 
Rul.'.s and Nominations Commit- 
tee. 



Capacity Audiences Enjoy 'Ballyhoo'; 
Kudos Given To Vail, Rains, Music 



by Owen Hatteras II 

Capacity audiences enjoyed the 
performance of "Ballyhoo", 1958 
edition of the All-College Musi- 
cal, this year entirely under the 
auspices of Cap and Bells, Inc. To 
this reviewer it was the splendid 
music and lyrics of Mike Small 
and Howell Price which, for the 
most part, gave the .show its life. 

Top Kudos must be tossed to 
author-director Robert Vail, Jr., 
whose book, although weak in pla- 
ces, and, unfortunately, written 
beyond the capacity of his actors, 
was far superior to last year's ef- 
fort, exhibiting a real sense of the 
theatre and, above all, good taste. 
Oftimes this reviewer was acutely 
embarrassed by the .show's "dra- 
matic moments." 

We cannot say whether the 
fault lay in the writing, directing, 
or the acting. Dave Kearn's sets 
were in keeping with the colorful 
carnival atmosphere of the show. 

In regards acting, Jennifer Rains 
literally stole the show. Although 
she had difficulty with her 
straight lines, she can belt out a 
song as we have never before 
heard a song belted on the AMT 
stage. 



Tim Tully, Stan Lawder, Peter 

Schroeder, Dixie Griffin, Barbara 

j Kapp, and Skip Chase all delight- 



ed the audience with distinctive 
characterizations. 

Tony Stout and Linda March 
adequately filled the leading roles 
of Ben and Ginny although we felt 
that their performances lacked 
the necessary vigor. 

All in all "Ballyhoo" is a big, 
colorful musical, designed for all- 
around fun, with the added ad- 
vantage over past .years of utiliz- 
ing the talents of a bevy of lovely 
Bennington girls. With music and 
spirit as its most outstanding in- 
gredients, "Ballyhoo" makes a 
most enJoyat)le evening in the the- 
ater. 



Chaplain Appointed; 
No Driving For '61 

At last weekend's nieetinj^ the trustees of Williams College 
approved the ap|5oiiitnient of 19 men to the faculty, rejected 
uiianiinoiisly a petition for sophomore drivinj;;, and announced 
a j^raiit to the college of $2(),()()() by U. S. Steel. 

Among the new faculty ai^poiiitments was Lawrence DeBoer 
who will replace William S. Coffin as collej^e chajjlain next yeai' 

when Coffin goes to Yale. De- 




LAWRENCE DEBOER 
next year's chaplain 



Amherst Poll Urges Continued Nuclear Tests; 
Cites Danger Of Fallout And Sneak Attack 



After a course of three lectures 
by authorities in international re- 
lations, nuclear physics, and gen- 
etics, the student body of Am- 
herst has expressed basic approval 
of the administration's policies in 
the difficult problem on nuclear 
testing. 

As seen in a long article In the 
"Amherst Student", the real point 
of this question lies in the power 
of fear of genetic mutations and 
radiation diseases against the po- 



Frosh Carnival Washed Out By Rain; Houseparty 
Features Theft, Fire, Vandalism, Dances, Ballyhoo 



I'"f the third straight house- 
Pan \ excess precipitation man- 
aei i to mar weekend plans. 

II prived of the availability of 
ouiuoor recreation on Saturday 
ail ; Sunday the revelers were for- 
cei! to use their imagination for 
inc or entertainment. Two hou- 
ses reported a large amount of 
mcii-y stolen from the houses and 
th< '•■■ guests. Two $400.00 cameras 
WO) I stolen from the Student Un- 
ion dark room during the weekend 
by some prankster. 

I iie receivers of the pay-phones 
I'l Williams Hall were torn off by 
sonic malicious spirit. Another 
Pi'f hman reported that his Lam- 
biciia had been thrown down a 
fl't'lU, of stairs during the week- 
end festivities. One date suffered 
a fractured leg while participating 
111 liouseparty recreation. The rear 
Window of a car was also smash- 
ed in during the fun. 

Tlie finishing touch was the 
demolition and incineration of an 
aiilnmobile in the middle of the 
Pifshman quad Sunday afternoon. 
Tlie efforts of the Williamstown 
fire Department to douse the blaze 
and water down the pools of gas- 
oline were greeted with cheers 
fi'om the onlooking crowd. 

The rain washed out the Fresh- 
men's plans to have a carnival 




Saturday evening, but chairman 
Whif Floyd said that he hoped to 
be able to hold the carnival this 
Saturday for parent's weekend. 
The minature golf course was the 
sole exhibit to survive the mon- 
soons and will be open to the pub- 
lic during the week. 

The student musical, Ballyhoo, 
played to a standing-room crowd 
over the weekend. The producers 
announced that the hi-fi record- 



HOUSEPARTY FLARE 

the finishing touch . . . 

ings of the musical are still avail- 
able. The production made a hit 
with the student audience. 



Butch Anderson, head of Fri- 
day night's all-college dance, said 
that the combination of Harry 
Marchard and Phlnney's Favorite 
Five made the dance successful 
Saturday night was marked by a 
variety of parties ranging from 
square dancing to a Fljji Island 
party. 



wer of fear of a Russian invasion 
of the free world, in the unplea- 
sant possibility of helpless people 
being inflicted with an ugly death 
against the desperate compulsion 
arisen in American thought to 
preserve the balance of power at 
all costs. 

The answer to this problem Is 
simple: freeze development of nu- 
clear weapons on both sides. 

Both the United States and 
Russia have made proposals for 
such a program. The crucial point 
lies in policing a ban thoroughly 
enough to satisfy the United 
States without violating Russian 
"national sovereignty." No agree- 
ment seems forthcoming. The tests 
will continue. 

73.5 per cent of the 300 Amherst 
men tested were definitely a- 
gainst "discontinuing atomic test- 
ing in the future, regardless of 
whether or not there are any in- 
ternational agreements on dis- 
armament." A representative fac- 
ulty group showed a "middle of 
the road" disposition. 



Boer, who spoke in chapel Sun- 
day, earned his B. D. at Union 
Theological Seminary of which 
he was made assistant dean last 
year. He is 31 years old. 

The petition for sophomore 
driving was rejected on the 
grounds of administrative diffi- 
culties. The trustees recognized, 
however, the problem of trans- 
portation to and from Williams- 
town which has been aggravated 
by the discontinuation of B&M 
trains to Boston. A committee has 
been formed to find ways to alle- 
viate the problem. 

The grant from U. S. Steel was 
part of a $2 million outlay given 
to New England colleges I Amherst 
and Wesleyan not Included). It 
will be u.sed for faculty salaries. 

Other Appointments 

Appointed to succeed Jalnes Os- 
tendarp as coach of varsity la- 
crosse was William D. McHenry. 
He will also coach freshman foot- 
ball. McHenry played varsity foot- 
ball and lacrosse for four years at 
Washington and Lee. He was foot- 
ball captain in 1953, his senior 
year. 

Peter DeLisser of the Athletic 
Department will fill Ostendarp's 
present positions as head coach 
of wrestling and assistant coach 
of football. Ostendarp will be as- 
sistant football coach at Cornell. 

Leaves of absence were granted 
to James M. Burns, who is run- 
ning for Congress, and Samuel 
K. Edwards, who will continue 
graduate work at Princeton. Pro- 
fessors were appointed to fill posts 
in the departments of biology, 
physics, economics, mathematics 
and music. 



Vail Receives Prize 

Robert F. Vail, Jr., '58, was 
presented the Gilbert W. Gab- 
riel award for outstanding con- 
tributions to Williams drama- 
tics by President James P. Bax- 
ter 3rd following Saturday 
night's performance of "Bal- 
lyhoo". 

Vail has contributed to over 
a dozen plays at Williams since 
his sophomore year, culminat- 
ing in his dual role as writer- 
director of the musical. Past 
president of Cap and Bells, he 
will study next year at the Ro- 
yal Academy of Dramatic Arts. 



Kim To Explain Why 
Orientals Hate West 

The International Relations Club 
is sponsoring a colloquium tonight 
by Warner Kim '59 on the topic 
"Why Do The Orientals Hate The 
Occidentals." 

Kim intends to present evidence 
supporting the fact that hatred 
exists and to give some reasons 
for it. He will open the floor for 
questions, protests and comments. 

Having lived under both the 
Communist and non-Communist 
governments in Korea, Kim has 
observed that the feeling against 
occidentals was the same under 
both regimes. 

Kim was born and brought up In 
North Korea. He attended junior 
high school in Pyongyang. During 
the middle of the Korean conflict, 
he and his family moved to Seoul 
where he attended high school and 
one year of college. 

After passing exams and other 
criteria, Kim came to the U. S. 
and attended a small mldwestern 
college, where he remained for one 
semester before transferring to 
Williams. 



THE WILLIAMS liECORD, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1958 



ftie William^ J^Soi^ 



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the post office at North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879." Printed by Lamb Printing 
Co., North Adams, Massachusetts, Published Wednesday 
and Friday during the college year. Subscription price 
$6.00 per year. Record Office, Boxter Hall, Williams- 
town. 
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William H. Edgar '59 Editor-in-Chief 

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EDITORIAL B0AR3 



D. Mackay Hassler '59 
John D. Phillips '59 

David S. Skaff '59 
William P. Arend '59 

James W. Rayhill '59 
I. Kurt Rosen '59 

Ernest E. Imhotf '59 
James S. Parkhill '59 



Vol. LXXll 



Executive Managing Editor 
Managing Editors 

Associale Managing Editors 

Feature Editors 

Sports Editor 

Number 23 



May 7, 195S 



WHY NOT? 



All is now c|uiL't oil the Western Massachu- 
setts frontier. 

With house|)arty hiNors jainined into o\er- 
ni<;lit bau;s and "Ballyhoo reeord all)unis under 
arms, hundreds of alt'eeted and/or at'fectioiuite 
females ha\e returned to their res|5ecti\e educa- 
tional aljodes. Each of them, we teel, must be 
impressed with the party flavor of Williams. 

For most, it was a weekend of con\i\ ial hos- 
pitality, lint a small minority, unfortunately, set 
the tone, established the fhnor of the party. 

For them the weekend was uiK|uestioiiably a 
"success." 

The party fhuor was sustained by enerjijetie 
application of tiie usual social <rraces. Drinkiiig 
was undertaken, naturally, for purposes of get- 
tiiiff plastered. W'liy not? It was liouseparties. 

■Success" was achieved. 

Cash was stolen, jjroperty mutilated or thiev- 
ed. Why not? It was houseparties. 

Filially, a car was flip|X'd and iifuited in the 
i'rtshman Quad. It might ha\e exploded, but 
NvTiv not:" It was housejiarties. 

Sunday broue;ht revi\al from alcoholic stu- 
por; headaches; (|ualms about "tlie nii;;ht before. 
iC brought this crude note from a disenchanted 
feinnic AH she disembarked for Boston at 6:00 
A.M. "Thank you for the weekend. Sorry things 
didn't work." 

Tweiitv volunteer firemen sepielched the gas- 
and-rnbber blaze. As steam rose in the Quad, 
(|uiet returned to the Berksliire frontier. 

We too are impressed with the jiarty flavor 
of Williams. 



ATTEMPTED HUMOR 

Another issue of the "Purple Cow" which 
purports to be the college humor magazine 
came out liouse|)arty weekend. 

Since their is no regular |)ublication lor cre- 
ative writing on the Williams campus, the "Pur- 
ple Cow" has a|)parently decided to cuter into 
this field of writing. 'Jaiiie , an original short 
story by Jhn Becket was well written and color- 
ful—but not hilarious, not even humorous. 

An attempt at humor in a short story "Mur- 
der Is Bloody" by John Burghardt was not hu- 
morous, creative, or destructi\e (as some "Pur- 
ple Cow" cartoons in the past ha\e been). Let 
It not be said, however ,that "Murder is Bloody" 
was a complete failure— it did fill up over two 
pages of sjiace. The "Purple Cow", in keeiiing 
with its standards, has never put out an issue 
with blank pages. 

Ed lleilenstein's cartoon of "our architectural 
heritage" was the best cartoon in the issue. His 
motley building was a composite of the archi- 
tecture on campus. Students with or without an 
art appreciation course could get a chuckle from 
this cartoon satirizing the unorganized architec- 
ture on cam|)us. More of l\eifenstein's clever 
drawings would have enhanced the issue. 

RECORD Satire 

Several other short articles a]j]Dcared in tlie 
spring houseparty magazine— not particularly 
4()0tl or bad articles. If anyone read them, it was 
prooabiy because it was a rainy day or provided 
lu e.vceilent excuse to get away from a bhiid 
-uuc. rliere was one amusing satire— on the 
At,<^.OiiD, no less. 

'I he Williams Wrecker" as s|)ooled in this 
clever article ran such articles as a logical argu- 
ment lor buying more ping pong tables in the 
student union. The article, "Ping Pong means 
JUSTICE" contended that ping pong was being 
discriminated against in favor of ]5ool. A foot- 
iiall picture entitled "Shot of Decisive Play of 
the Came" showed a mere hodge-podge of feet. 
(Jriginal (at least, the BECOUD hopes these arc 
original!) satires like the one of the "Williams 
Wrecker" add imineasurabh' to an otherwise dull 
magazine. 

Immature slapstick himior such as tb.e cover 
of the "Purple Cow" board in a mud-slinging 
fight should be eliminated. While the board was 
discreet enough to sling mud, actions of this 
type may, nevertheless, give the magazine the 
reputation of being dirty. In addition such ac- 
tivities are a waste of time, magazine space, and 
mud. 

I. K. R. 



Letters To The Editor 

RUSHING TABULATIONS 



Should rushing be made fair? 

Almost everyone sincerely believes the procedural and admiu- 
istrative asjjeets of rushing should treat all houses ei|ual]y. Today 
a letter has been published— a sincere ellort to support a view as 
to who should tabulate freshman and fraternity |)referential rush- 
ing lists. 

Students who tabulated these lists last year were on their hoii- 
or to keep them confidential— so no fraternity would have the 
unfair advantage of knowing how individual freshmen rank.;] 
them. Members on the committee were placed in a |)ositi()n to n .. 
this confidential information to iiel|3 their own houses or even i 
friend's. Some members of the coinmittee did use their positi' ■, 
inifairly. One campus leader (a member ol (iargoyle who ask< I 
that his name be withheld) admitted: "My lioiisi' last year didi, i 
have any representatives on the tabulating eominittee. A iricii I 
of mine who was on the coininillee told me how sevi'ial of oi i 
|)ros])ects ranked us. Naturally, we arranged our lushing |)ians m 
accordance with this information iiy pmtiiig our bi'tter nun ( i 
those with whom we had a good ehanee. " 

As long as any fraternity is di-prived ot (iiis iulormalion win .• 
tbeir rivals have it, an unfair advantage will e.vist. 

As long as the present tabulating system uses student Jul; , 
fraternities must rely on their rivals' integrity on the tabulatii ,^ 
committee. This is fine— but, it seems almost inconceivable th.,l 
a tabulating committee member coidd go back to his fraleriiHv 
and rush sophomores on an eciual basis with others who don i 
know the rushees secret |)relerences. These fraternity niemlxis 
should not be |3ermitted to rush while they have this advantag' , 
If the houses don't feel stiongly enough about helping the Rush- 
ing Committee, tiiey should not be asked to saciitiee one of tlicii 
members to the tabulating eominittee. 

Outside help, then, must be secured. 

Professional secretaries antl even some laculty wives are avail- 
able and willing to run the preferential rushing lists througii the 
IBM machines at a nominal cost. Does this pr()])osal reallv scon 
like tile inanifestation of a "sour grapes" attitude— or is it an al 
tempt to aeiiieve "fair play" in rushing? 

Sour Grapes Or Fair Play? 

To the RECORD: 

Tiie allegation that the fraternities are themselves iucapahlr 
ot adininisteiing nishing weakens the fiaternily svsteni infiniteK 
more than tiie "eieetiic secretaries" could possibly streugtiien it. II 
is absolutelv ink'asible that a rusiiing committee which lias or- 
ganized anci planned the o|)eration ol the system would not neces- 
sarily have close contact with its operation during rushing. To 
(|uesti()u the motives of the elected representatives adniinislering 
it re(|uires strong sell-exaniination for electing these individuals in 
a representative iashion and tiieii wishing to remove tlieir function 
when it does not coincide with the itleas of a minorltv. 

Tlie inlormation which even a iion-ohjective committee could 
derive for the benefit of membeis" houses is infinitesimal vvlicii 
compared to what a good job of lushing would do. I suspect the 
complaint is something of a '"sour-grapes" search lor a scapegoat 
William H. Harter '58 
Member, 1957 CC-SC l^ushing Coinmittee 



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Runners Check Jeffs; 
Win Little Three Title 

I'liday aftciiioon tlu' vuisity track team l)ioke Amheist's two- 
aiip oil tlic Little 'I'liicc cliainpioiiship as they trounced tlic 
lis 76-59 on VVostoii l<"ickl. 

Ilii^li scorer oiiec a,t;aiii was Cliarlie Seliw('ifi;liaiiser as lie won 
. ,\fiits and look a secoiul in aimtlier. Ilijfliliglit of a tlirillinj^ 
was (Jeoif^c Siiddiitli's record-breaking perforniance in the 
Inwerin^ the mark from 1:57 to 1:5(14. Captain liill Fo\ won 
i m the 440, took a sreat third 
100, then followed with a 



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UV Pole Vault - 1. Harwood (W), 

2, Krilli lA), 3. Platte (Ai, U'O"; 
Sill) put - 1. Horton lA), 2. Hat- 
cher 'W), 3. Wallace iWi, 46'10"; 
Kammtr - 1. Horton lAi, 2. Tho- 
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d in the 220 after pulling a 
, after about 50 yards, 
summary: High hurdles - 

ilh tA), 2. Schweighauser 

,i. Wood <A), 15,7; Low hur- 

- 1. Schweighauser iW), 2. 

r (W), 3. Keith (A), 26,0; 

:d dash - 1. Ide (W), 2. Hat- 

Wi, 3. Fox iWi, 10.0; 220 - 
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iber lAi, 3. Ru.ssell iW), 51. 
1-1. Sudduth <Wi, 2. Moo- 

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Williams record l ; Mile - 1 . 

11 (A), 2. Canfield (Wi, 3. 
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in <A), 2. Warren lA), 3. Mc- 

'W), 10:28.4: Broad jump - 
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Golf Captain JOHN BOYD lines 
one up. 



Frosh Attack Star 
For Third Victory 

The Williams Freshman lacrosse 
team raclced up its third successive 
victory downing Choate 10-7 Sat- 
urday afLernoon on rain-drenched 
Cole Field, 

'I he attacli once o.^ain led the 
scoring parad2 as Bruce Brian 
dumped in four goals, and Tim 
Wsinland followed with three 
mora. Co-captain Billy Whiteford 
added eight a-s.sists to tha cause, 
bringing his three-game total to 
.wenty-thrce in this department. 
Williams out-maneuvered the 
-hoate zone defense on Humorous 
ccasions to eventually put the 
;!.iin2 out of r.ac'.i. Paul Reyes and 
^r.c Widmer rounded out the ,"cor- 
ing with one and two goals ra- 
.;pec lively. 

Too Many i'^naities 

In a game marred by sixteen 
penalties, Williams was often 
playing with one or more men in 
:he penalty box. This gave the 
visitors a chance to stay even 
with the Ephs, but a strong out- 
burst in the second and third 
periods assured victory for the 
freshmen. 

Tlie real test will come next 
Saturday as the Frosh face highly- 
j regarded Deerfield away. 



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Julius Leads Golfers In Six Wins; 
Rain Pelts Weekend Play; Boyd Out 



The Williams varsity golf team 
ran its .season's record to 8-2 last 
weelc by winning six matches in a 
three day period. Thursday the 
Ephmcn rolled over Trinity b'l- 
\Yi, AIC 6-1, and Springfield 5 
and one-half to 1 and one-half. 

Saturday, playing in what Coach 




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Rain, Lacrosse Team 
Drench Dartmouth 8-7 




Coach JIM OSTENDAKP and Captain DAVK ANDREW size 
things up prior to the Eph victory over Dartmouth. 



Diclc Baxter called a "survival of 
the fittest" match, sophomore Bob 
Julius raclced up his eleventh win 
of the season to lead the team 
In a triple victory against Holy 
Cross 6-1, Connecticut 7-0 and 
Middlebury 7-0. 

Saturday's weather should liave 
Inflated the medal scores but Ju- 
-lus cam".' in with a 75 while Rob 
Foster posted a 79. Junior Hans 
ialligan brought in a 78 for the 
day. Sam Davis was forced to play 
his tight match out to the last 
put on the eighteenth where he 
was edged by liis Holy Cross op- 
ponent. 



In a .yame in which weather 
played an important role, the Wil- 
liams varsity lacrosse team edged 
out a powerful Dartmouth squad, 
8-7. 

A crowd which varied between 
50 and 200 Williamstown house- 
party spectators, depending on the 
severity of the cold rain and the 
higli winds, saw the Ephmen pull 
into the lead in the third period 
and retain this margin for the re- 
mainder of the contest. The vic- 
tory established the Williams team 
as one of the leading lacrosse pow- 
erhouses in the country, Dart- 
mouth being the first real test to 
the Ephmen's power. 

Tlie Indians pulled into an ear- 
ly lead in the first period as Diclc 
Frische, with assistance from at- 
tacliman Dave Rice, fired one past 
Williams goal-tender Jocli Jan- 
Icey at 3:35. The visitors reinforc- 
ed their lead as captain Rice, 
Dartmouth's major threat, added 
another tally on a sole break. 

The score rose to 3-0 for the 
visitors as PrLsche tallied unassis- 




ted for his second goal early in the 
second period. Ephman midfielder 
Rog Dankmeyer dwindled Dart- 
mouth's lead to 3-1 a minute la- 
ter as he dodged two defensemen 
and fired a shot past goaltender 
Randy Malin. 

The Williams squad caught fire 
in the third stanza, pulling into 
the lead with five goals. Jim Ri- 
chardson shot Williams .second 
goal at 1:35 on an assist from 
sophomore ace Nick Ratcliffe. One 
minute later the game was dead- 
locked as Pebble McCann caught 
a quick pass from George Boyn- 
ton and whistled a shot past Ma- 
tin's feet. Boynton continued his 
prodigious season's scoring as he 
tallied unassisted at 6:53. 

Bee DeiVIallie, flipped in Wil- 
liams' last two goals of the period 
from the crease position, aided 
both times on quick passes from 
Boynton. Indian attackman Hoyt 
Goodrich rounded out the period's 
scoring at 13:50. 

The game tightened up in the 
final frame as DeMallie and Boyn- 
ton, both hitting after flips from 
Ratcliffe, concluded Williams' 
SDoring within nine minutes. 



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Racquetmen Rip M.LT.:, 
Bow Before Dartmouth 

The varsity tcmiis team split two matches and had one rained 
out tliis weekend. Dartmouth dumped the Ephs, 5-4, in a close 
test Thursday, but the team bounced back the next day to con- 
(|uer M. 1. 1., 7-2. The match on Saturday with Middlebury was 
cancelled. 

Probably the hi'st tennis ol the weekend occurred during the 
first singles and d()ui)les in tlie match against Dartmouth. In both 

these tests, Williams faced DicSc 

Interscholastic 



Tennis Team Loses 

May 5: The varsity tennis 
team dropped a 6-3 decision to 
a powerful Yale squad today. 
Senior Tom Shulman defeated 
Clark of Yale 6-1, 6-4. The 
Williams doubles victories were; 
Hirshman-Kingsbury defeating 
Bennett-Schoonmaker, 6-3, 6- 
3; and Leonard-Fleishman de- 
feating Clark and Ness 4-6, 6- 
3, 6-1, 



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Hoehn, ex U.S 
Doubles Champ and a current 
ranking squash player. Hirshman 
played well in the second s:'t, Put 
fell to the flashy, red-haired In- 
dian, 6-1, 6-4. 

Tom Shulman, playing second 
singles, achieved another fine win 
as he trounced Bill McClung, ex 
Hill School star, 6-1, 6-0. Shulman 
still remains undefeated. 

In first doubles. Hirshman and 
Bob Kingsbury played their best 
match of the season but oowed to 
Hoehn and Langley, 6-2 , 6-4. 

The tennis team will start their 
quest for the Little Three crown 
on Saturday when they take on 
Wesleyan at Middletown. 
Summary: Dartmouth 

Hoehn d. Hirshman, 6-1, 6-4; 
Shulman d. McClung, 6-1, 6-0; 
Bullen d. Turner, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; 
Leonard d. Herrick, 6-2, 11-9. 
Hoehn-Langley d. Hirshman- 
Kingsbury, 6-2, 6-4; McClung- 
Bullen d. Leonard-Turner, 6-2, 
6-3; Shulman-Tebin d. Herrick- 
Fenney, 7-5, 6-1. 



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jvel education have shown an in- 
crease of 102 per cent over 1955 
.lecording to a survey quoted in 
Che New York "Times". The total 
contribution to the 910 institutions 
included in the sm'vey was $833, 
000, 000. 

The report stated that similar 
donations are expected to double 
in the next five to six years. Nev- 
ertheless, college and university 
expenses shall increase even more 
in the same period due to rising 
enrollments and other factors. 

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CONCERT: The Berkshire Comnnniity Syni|)hony Orchcsiri 
presented works by Geniiniani, Berlioz, and Bartok in the spnuir 
concert of its 13th season Monday. Edgar Cmtis, conductoi 
the Albany and Tri-City Sym|)lionies, was guest conductor ; 
Thomas Criswold of the Music Department was featmcd as ui. 
soloist. 

PARENTS' DAY: Professor Ralph P. Winch will sjieak 
"Science Education in the Post-Sputnik Age" as |)art of the sp. 
ing |)rograni scheduled for 11:15 Saturday morning. 

BALLYHOO: liecause of the sell-out last weekend, the si 
will be presented at 8:30, Friday in addition to the origin 
scheduled Saturday night jierformance. 

LECTURES: Ralph Gabriel of Yale sjioke on today's Am li 
can democratic faith Monday night in (.riffiu. 

The Williams Lecture Committee will present Mark K ,[. 
mathematics professor at Cornell, speaking on "Statistical Thon -h 
in the Exact Sciences", Tlnnsday at S p. in. in the Ih'ology i,ab 

CHAPEL: Special chapel ser\'ices, led by Will Ilerberg, ] ,i 
fessor of sociology and religion at Diew University, will be 1; |( 
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Si .ikiiiK under the auspices of 
the iilernationiU Relations Club 
of w diiesday niBht, Warner Kim 
■59, lempted to give his audience 
soni comprehension of the Ori- 
ent:, hate for the Occidental. 

K .11 spoke on the character of 
tiic ):iental in the attempt to 
shiv liow the standards and char- 
ac.' '^tics Qf Western Civilization 
.iiii; strong antagonism in the 
Ea AlLliousiy these Occidental 
(Is..- may be successfully forced 
on ne Easterners a deep resent- 
I'lii: of this encroachment will 

Stili : Xist. 

II pointed out that many of 
tlir nannerisms of the Westerner 
wcr repugnant to the Oriental 
win. his essentially quieter and 
moi : re.served character. Eastern- 
ers Lilso have reason to hate the 
Odidental from personal obser- 
■va! ')n of their actions. 

Kim .s'.iowed how cultural pride 
causes many Orientals to be 
Ici ry of the West by reading a let- 
ter from a friend who urged him 
not to accept Occidental ideals 
and way of life. Ttie racial an- 
ia!:onism is as deep as the clash 
between their relisions and phil- 
osjiJhies. 

The Orientals realize that the 
only way out of their dilemma is 
to adopt certain Western ideals. 
Communism offers the attractive 
altanative of having the benefits 
of eertain aspects of Western Ci- 
vilization and yet being anti- 
Western. 

65 Grants Given 
To Class Of '62 

-Scholarship holders in the in- 
coming freshman class will total 
about sixty-five men, or roughly 
2:! iier cent of the class. 

In revealing these figures, which 
ai'ply to college scholarships only, 
Henry N. Flynt. Director of the 
On ice of Student Aid, noted that 
til y were about the same as for 
tli^' class of 1961. 

"^ext year's freshman class will 
C( ilain eleven National Merit 
S Molars, as compared with one in 
ti class of '61 and four in the 
ci iss of '60. National Merit Schol- 
a;> are chosen on the basis of a 
ri 1 lion- wide competition sponsored 
b- the National Merit Scholarship 
Corporation. The Corporation's 
funds come from business and in- 
d'l.stry. 

A General Motors Corporation 
Kfholarship has also been award- 
ed to a member of the class of '62 
as a result of a national competi- 
tion. 

Tyng Scholars 

As one of the most prized schol- 
arships at Williams, Tyng grants 
have been awarded to seven fresh- 
fnen. Tlrese are four year grants 
designed towards "freeing ( the re- 
cipients) of the necessity of earn- 
'iiR part of their expenses." 

The Buffalo Alumni As.sociation 
Scholarship will be awarded next 
year for the first time. Tills brings 
to four the number of Alumni 
Fund Scholarships. The Joseph 
W. Brooks Scholarship for some- 
one from the Boys' Club of New 
York is another new grant. 




WARNER KIM 
strong antagonism 



Herberg Will Speak 

Will Herberg will address a 
Parents' weekend congregation 
in the Thompson Memorial 
Chapel Sunday. The Jewish 
theologian and sociologist will 
also participate in a discussion 
at Chaplain William Coffin's 
home. 

Herberg has written several 
joolcs including one which is 
p.-5rt of the reading list for Re- 
ligion 2, entitled "Protestant. 
C.ithoiic, Jew". 

A former believer in Marx- 
ism, Herberg was converted 
from the socialist faith by 
Rheinhold Niebhur. Although 
Niebhur is a protestant, Her- 
berg remained a Jew. 

In the thirties before his con- 
version Herberg worked as a 
labor organizer. Herberg, ac- 
cording to Coffin, has made 
quite an impression on his lis- 
teners by his dynamic and con- 
troversial speaking. 



Hathaway Mill Closes; 
Unemployment Boosted 



One thousand Adams' employees 
■of the Berkshire Hathaway textile 
firm will lose their jobs within 
two or three weeks, the "Spring- 
field Union" reported Wednesday. 
Announcement of the permanent 
closing of the Adams plant fol- 
lowed the quarterly meeting of the 
Company's Board of Directors in 
Providence, R. I. 

The announcement said; "In 
keeping with our policy of tight- 
ening operations and adapting to 
changing market conditions, we 
have decided to close the Adams 
plant. The plant was operated on 
a marginal basis during the past 
year and despite our efforts its 
operations have been unprofitable. 

"Some of the machinery will be 
used in other plants and the re- 
mainder will be offered for sale 
together with the land and 
buildings." 

Burns Reacts 

James M. Burns, Williams Col- 
lege political science professor 
and a congressional candidate in 
Massachusetts' first district, was 
"appalled by the mill closing". 

Wednesday morning he sent 
President Dwight Eisenhower the 
following telegram: "Berkshire 
Hathaway Mill, Adams, Mass., is 
closing down, throwing 1000 Am- 
ericans out of work. This was the 
last cotton textile mill In Berk- 
shire County. 



Parachute Jump Set 

The Williams Sky Diving Club 
will stage a meet on Sunday at 
1:30 p.m. at South Williams- 
town Airport off Route seven 
The Eph competitors will be 
.juniors Larry Pond, Henry Ta- 
tem. George Erlanger, and To- 
ny Harwood, who is running 
the meet. 

The highlight of the after- 
noon will be a mile free fall 
from 7000 feet. There will be 
a delay of 30 seconds before the 
rip cord is pulled. The competi- 
tors will be dropping at speeds 
over 100 miles an hour. 

The Sky Diving Club is in no 
way connected with the Wil- 
liams Flying Club. 



' urg^niiy plead you personally 
addre.ss emergency session of Con- 
gress and demand immediate 
broadening unemployment com 
pensation, immediate selective 
temporary tax cuts, expanded 
housing, hospiial, school con- 
struction. This recession is not ne- 
cessary. We must act." 

Most Important Problem 

Burns has promised a practical 
campaign based partly upon this 
"most important short-term prob- 
lem" — the recession. 

The closing is the most recent 
in a series of events which have 
led to serious depre.ssion evidences 
in the area. Since 1956 the Berk- 
shire Hathaway Company alone 
has dropped 2200 employees. 



610 Parents Arrive 
For Weekend Events 

.'\p|)r()ximatcly 610 iiarcnts aiitl quests arc arrivint^ from sev- 
I'nti'on states for the annual Williams Parents' Day 011 May 10. 
Coming predominately from the Ltist, i)iit in some cases from as 
far west as Illinois tuid Kentucky, these ptuents represent the 
families of 36 per cent of the upperelassnien. 

The lointh Parents' IJay jiroi^rain will he^iii at 11:15 Satur- 
' .day morning in Chapin Hall. Pre- 
sident James P. Baxter 3rd will 
greet the parents and introduce 



Summer Activity 
Set For Williams 

Though undergraduates will de- 
part from the Berkshires within a 
month, the Williams campus will 
be active throughout the summer. 

For the second year, two groups 
of 150 bankers will attend a two 
week program of lectures and dis- 
cussions designed to broaden ban- 
kers' horizons. 

The NCA Golf Championship 
will open on the Taconic course 
on June 20. Approximately 300 
starters will reside on campus. 

Telephone Executives 

Beginning June 29, the Ameri- 
can Telephone and Telegraph 
Corp. will put its executives 
through a summer school course 
run by the college. President Bax- 
ter will again play a key role in 
the course, now in its third year 
at Williams. 

The Summer Institute for Jun- 
ior College and College Teachers 
of Biology will begin its six week 
course June 30. Under the aus- 
pices of the National Science 
Foundation and the direction of 
Prof. Allyn J. Waterman, this 
course is part of the drive to keep 
teachers and professors abreast of 
rapid developments in biology. 

The summer season will end with 
a Business Administration Semi- 
nar under the Ford Grant, begin- 
ning August 4. 



the dignitaries 
table. 



at the speakers' 



Inflated Costs, Smaller Audiences 
Create Money Problems For AMT 

Bif ]oltn Good 
When "Ballyhoo" completes its run at the Adams Memorial 
Theatre Saturday night, the financial returns will just offset the 
loss Cap and Hells took on its first production of the year, "The 
Time Of Yom- Life." 

Financial difficulties have lonj; been the source of consterna- 
tion amon!' dramatists at Williams. Hisinj; co.sts of production have 

been part of the problem. But 



Tlie principal speaker will be 
Professor James M. Burns, speak- 
ing on "Teaching in an Iron Age." 
Burns is substituting for Physics 
Professor Ralph P. Winch who 
will be unable to attend because 
illness in his family. 

Others at the speakers' table 
will be Dean Vincent M. Barnett, 
Dean of Freshmen William G. 
Cole, College Chaplain William 
Coffin, Director of Admissions 
Frederick Copeland, Ti'easurer 
Charles Foehl, Dining Hall Direc- 
tor Sidney Chisolm, and Director 
of Student Union Activities Sam- 
uel K. Edwards. 

Entertainment 

The morning program will be 
followed by a luncheon in Baxter 
Hall. During the afternoon, guests 
will watch the varsity track meet 
against New Hampshire, at 4:00 
p.m. on Weston Field and the var- 
sity lacrosse game against New 
Hampshire, at 2:30 on Cole Field. 

"Ballyhoo," the all college mu- 
sical, will be presented both Fri- 
day and Saturday nights. Al- 
though originally scheduled only 
for Saturday night, the show is 
being presented both nights owing 
to the great demand for tickets. 

Guests will be permitted in the 
freshman dormitories and frater- 
nities until midnight. 

Most of the planning for the 
weekend was done by the Office 
of Development, under the direc- 
tion of Willard Dickerson, Assist- 
ing him were Dean Barnett, Mr. 
Chisholm and President Baxter. 



Williams To Host 
Economy Forum 

The Connecticut Valley Econom- 
ic A.ssociation, representing nine- 
teen colleges from the Northeast, 
will hold its semi-annual meeting 
at Williams on Saturday. 

The meeting will be held in an 
informal style and is the first of 
the association's to take place on 
the Williams campus in the last 
five years. 

Dr. Alexander Eckstein of the 
Russian -Research Center of Har- 
vard University will be the prin- 
cipal speaker. Eckstein is the 
foremost American authority on 
the economy of Communist China. 

Social activity for the 75 con- 
ferees lias also been planned. 
Highlighting the gathering will be 
a cocktail party and dinner. 



more serious has been the severe 
deflation of audiences. 

As little as three years ago the 
"Adams Memorial Theatre" often 
attracted as many as 1,000 people 
to a series of three performances. 
This year, with the exception of 
"Ballyhoo", only 500 spectators 
witnessed the AMT's most suc- 
cessful production. 

Faculty, Student Drop 

William Martin, assistant direc- 
tor of the theatre, declared that 
attendance has fallen among both 
faculty and students. 

Students who don't attend often 
have criticized the AMT for pro- 
ductions being too intellectual and 
unentertaining. Director of the 
theatre, Giles Playfair, refutes 
this argument with the attendance 
figures of Chekov's "Three Sis- 
ters" ("the most heady thing we've 
done around here") produced 
three years ago. In three nights 
"Three Sisters" played to 1,129 
theatre goers, just 23 less than 
the capacity crowds that have 
witnessed "Ballyhoo". "Purther- 

See Page 4, Col. 1 



Placement Office 
Beats Job Slump 

Although the recession is hit- 
ting the North Adams-Adams area 
hard. College Placement Director 
Manton Copeland reports that the 
situation at the Placement offic4 
has improved over last year. i 

This year 104 fu-ms out of th^ 

129 that registered have sent rep-; 
resentatives to Williams. At thl^ 
time last year 103 interviewers vi- 
sited Williams out of a total of 

130 registrants. Roughly 75 offers 
have been made to prospective 
graduates. 

Copeland is optimistic a^»out the 
future with bookings of firms more 
numerous than last year's total at 
this date. Copeland commented, 
"Williams is coming out of it a 
lot better than other schools, be- 
cause of the higher caliber of the 
Williams graduate, and his more 
serious minded, better preparation 
for the Interview." -■ 

Summer training job?, -^n the 
other hand, are tight, noted Cope- 
land. Henry N. Flynt, Jr., Direc- 
tor of Student Aid, also reported 
that many students have not been 
able to find summer employment. 



THE WILLIAMS RECORD, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1958 



North Adams, Man. Williamstown, Mom. 

■'Entered as second-class motter November 27, 1944, at 
the p>ost office at North Adams, Massachusetts, under 
the Act of March 3, )879." Printed by Lamb Printing 
Co., North Adams, Mossochusetts. Published Wednesday 
and Friday during the college year. Subscription price 
$6.00 per year. Record Office, Baxter Hall, Williams- 
town. 
Office Phone 1480 Ext. 298 Editor's Phone 77 

William H. Edgar '59 Editor-in-Chief 

Thomas R. Piper '59 Business Manager 



Vol. LXXII 



May 9, 1958 



Number 24 



CORRECTU^S' 
On pu^c two of the Mmj 7 mtic the article 
which appeared under "Letters To The Editor" 
was a column hi/ ieutiire editor Kurt Rosen 
which was supposed to he titled "Saw Grapes 
or Fair Pkn/". It represented a view different 
from that of the RECORD policij. The letter by 
William Harter should have appeared under 
the Jieadline "Letter To The Editor". 



Flying Enthusiasts 
Use Club Plane 

Bi/ Kurt Rose)! 

"What, me fly?" . • • -sucli aic usually the 
first words of amazed fresliinen when invited 
to join the Williams Collesre Flyin)^ Ckih. 

The WFC, which started in the early twen- 
ties, is one of the oldest college flying ehibs in 
the country. It ha.s heen active for over thirty 
years without ha\'inj^ a serious inisha]). The 
club's jrood ec]uipnient and modeni maintenance 
have helped uphold this oiitstaiidinf^ record. 

The Flyinj^ Club plane is a Ce.ssna 140 with 
dual coutiols. Wheel controls, rather than stick 
controls as in most small aircraft, provides the 
student pilot with a j;;ood tiaininf> backf^rouiid 
for flyiui^ larger planes. Civil Air .Administration 
Certitied Fli<rht In.structor Gus Kanelos of the 
North .Adams air])ort notes, "The plane has prov- 
ed itself to be without a douht an ideal training 
l^lane." 

'Night Fli/iuji 

Flying Chih president John Greer '59 re- 
vealed plans to equi)i the plane over the sum 
mer for night and instrument flying by ])urchas 
ing new e((uipment for radio navigation. Al- 
though the two passenger plane at present is 
only flown during the day. Flying Club members 
frequently take it to Boston and New York in a 
fraction of the driving time— the plane cruises at 
over one hundred miles per hour. On occasions 
it has even bt^en flown to Chicago and Florida. 

The Cessna 140 is maintained at the North 
Adams airport where CAA Examiner George 
West is responsible for making sure the plants is 
kept in proper condition before it leaves the 
ground. Unlike the grass landing strips used by 
most other college flying clubs, the North Adams 
airport strip is pavecl. 

hi order to join the Flying Club, a Williams 
student must first purchase a fifty dollar share 
of stock in the plane. This stock may be sold back 
at any time for about forty dollars. Tlien the 
student pilot must secure his parents' written 
consent and pass a thorough physical examina- 
tion. The plane may be used at six dollars an 
hour phis instructor's fee of four dollais. With 
eight hours of instruction the student is ready 
to solo and begin studying cross-country flying. 
After forty hours of flight time, he may apply 
for his private license. 

Although the club participates in air search 
es, gives chartered rides, and drops advertising 



leaflets on nearby colleges during houseparaes 
and football seasons, the primary purpose ot the 
club, as a service organization, is to teach VVil- 
liams students how to fly. Comments Greer, 1 he 
Flying Club opens the road to a means of trans- 
)5ortation wliich in tlie modern world is becommg 
increasingly more common and prac tical, 

Letters To The Editor 

RECORD RACK 

To The KECORD: 

Recent reports indicate the extreme difficul- 
ties ill sellhig publications on this campus. The 
ncessity for increasing circulation, however, gives 
no excuse for the tabloid-like sensationalism, for 
the meaningless, sweeping editorials which ap- 
pear so fre(|ueiitly in the REC(3RD. At the risk 
of showing slight school spirit, let us recall that 
this is Williams College, one of the better insti- 
tutions for higlier learning in the United States. 
Must our college continue to claim as its news- 
paper a sheet coiisistently characterized by poor 
organization, by poor journalism? So many people 
know Williams only by its newspaper. Are the^ 
to understand that 'Theft, Fiie," and "Vandalism ' 
were more prominent on houseparty weekend 
than the dances and college musical, as headhne 
in the latest RECORD suggests? The story fol- 
lowing that headline gives the fallacious impres- 
sion that a car was maliciously taken from the 
street and burned. How woulcl that impress the 
parents of a prospective Williams student? 

It would be ((uite refreshing to see a Wil- 
iams RECORD consisting of good, objective, 
accurate writing of the news tliat is news. You 
jLlitcrs, especially, have a responsibility to the 
itudcnts of your college to represent Williams 
vvitii a newspaper of which they may be proud. A 
iicwspajier does not have to be spineless to be 
accurate, it is not juvenile if clear or concise, 
it is not a pui^pet if it occasionally praises, and 
it is not wicked if it confines its crusades to the 
editorial ]Wge. At jiresent our jiaper is the sub- 
ject of widespread derision, contempt, and scorn 
every time we Freshmen pull it out of our mail- 
bo.xes. We, as students of Williams, are concern- 
ed, we are disgusted when we realize the full 
connotations of the RECORD masthead-the 
Williams l^ECORD is truly "second class mat- 
ter." 

David S. Ayres '61 
Benajmin P. Camiibell '61 

THANKS 

To The RECORD: 

We want to thank the fans who stuck by 
us in the Dartmouth game Saturday, through 
rain, cold, and for a while through a losing score. 
We hope we can continue to deserve this sup- 
port. 

The Lacrosse Team 

FAULTY SYSTEM 

To The RECORD 

We should like to make two points concern- 
ing the pro])Osal to have secretaries run the 
rushing lists through the IBM machine between 
the first and second sections. 

There is not, as the RECORD laments, any 
significant trend away from "student responsibili- 
ty" on this campus. Would the RECORD and 
the others who make this accusation against the 
student body apply the term to the Phillips Com 
mittee Report or to Gargoyle's proposed curricu- 
luin study or to the work of the students on the 
Lecture Committee? A bit of thought will reveal 
a very substantial trend toward more student 
responsibility. 



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The proposal makes no reflection on tins year's committee 
that's not also implicit u|K)n last year's committee in charges that 
the present system has not had a "fair chance". How much more 
fair chance can any system have than the caliber of men on la^t 
year's committee? 

The members of the committee need not actually give mfor. 
mation to the houses in order for this system to obstruct fairn.ss in 
rushing. In handling the cards, they cannot avoid the inforn,.ition 
on them; in choosing which rushees to give their own best rush 
and in making statements in chop sessions they cannot avoid liinn 
influenced by information which they must of necessity eai v in 
their heads. It is not tlie individuals but the system itself thai is at 
fault. 

Harvey Brickley '60 
Tom Thorns '60 
John Woodruff '60 
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{By tin Author of "Rally Round the Flag, Boys! "and, 
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek.") 



THE ENGINEERS HAVE HAIRY EARS 

Today in this age of technology when engineering graduates are 
wooed and courted by all of America's great industries, how do 
you account for the fact that Rimbaud Sigafoos, who finished 
at the very top of his class at M.I.T., turned down hundreds of 
attractive job offers to accept emplo3Tnent es a machinery 
wiper at the Acme Ice Company at a salary of $20 a week with 
a twelve-hour day, a seven-day week, and only fifteen minutes 
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'^^^eem(^rd^6aK woei^tid0iitUcf"- 



I know what you are thinking: "Cherchez lafemmel" You are 
thinking that Mr. Acme, head of the Acme Ice Company, has 
a beautiful daughter with whom Rimbaud is madly in love and 
he took the job only to be near her. 

Friends, you are wrong. It is true that Mr. Acme does have 
a daughter, a large, torpid lass named Clavdia who spends all 
her waking hours scooping marzipan out of a bucket and staring 
at a television set which has not worked in some years. Rim- 
baud has not the slightest interest in Clavdia; nor, indeed, does 
any other man, excepting possibly John Ringling North. 

So how come Rimbaud keeps working for the Acme Ice Com- 
pany? Can it be that they provide him with free Marlboro 
Cigarettes, and all day long he enjoys that filter, that flavor, 
that flip-top box? 

No, friends, no. Rimbaud is not allowed to smoke on the job, 
and when he finishes his long, miserable day, he has to buy his 
own Marlboros, even as you and I, in order to enjoy that 
estimable filter, that incomparable flavor, that crazy flip-top box. 

Well, friends, you might as well give up because you'll never 
in a million years guess why Rimbaud works for the Acme Ice 
C!ompany. The reason is simply this: Rimbaud is a seal! 

He started as a performing seal in vaudeville. One niglit on 
the way to the Ed Sullivan show, he took the wrong subway. 
All night the poor mammal rode the B.M.T., seeking a helping 
hand. Rnally a kindly brakeman named Ernest Thompson 
Sigafoos rescued the hapless Rimbaud. 

He took Rimbaud home and raised him as his own, and 
Rimbaud, to show his appreciation, studied hard and got ex- 
cellent marks and finished a distinguished academic career as 
valedictorian of M.I.T. 

Rimbaud never complained to his kindly foster father, but 
through all those years of grammar school and high school and 
college, he darn near died of the heat! A seal, you must remem- 
ber, is by nature a denizen of the Arctic, so you can imagine 
how poor Rimbaud must have suffered in subtropical New York 
and Boston, especially in those tight Ivy League suits. 

But today at the Acme Ice Company, Rimbaud has finally 
found a temperature to his liking. He is very happy and sends 
greetings to his many friends. 

« ISiS Mai Sbulmu 



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Deerfield Wallops Frosh Trackmen; 
Henrion, Judd Again Pace Losers 



THE WILLIAM S RECORD, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1958 



Competing on a rain-soaked 
track, tlie Williams freshman 
track team went down in defeat 
a I the hands of a well-balanced 
DtiL'ifield squad 67-50, despite the 
spaikling individual performances 
,ii Walt Henrion and Bob Judd. 

In the away meet Wednesday 
afternoon, high scorer Henrion a- 
luassed twenty-four points, speed- 
int! to firsts in the 100 and 220 
V lid dashes and the high and low 
hurdles and taking an additional 
M cond and third in the javelin 
and high jump. Judd starred in 
till' field events, talcing firsts in 
i!ii- high jump and javelin as well 
;, seconds in the shot and discus 
I .; sixteen. 

Tliese individual performances, 
iiijwever, were offset by the Ephs' 
I ck of depth, which allowed Deer- 
I Id to sweep four events. 

The summaries: 100 yard dash - 

; Henrion (W), 2. Hardy (D), 3. 

I )nda (D), 10.5; 220 - 1. Henrion 

Wi, 2. Hallagan (D), 3. Fonda 

ni, 23.7; 440 - 1. Azoy (D), 2. 

Hallagan (D), 3. EUias (D), 54.2; 

«:iO - 1. Thompson (D), 2. Eber 

1)1, 3. Marshall (D), 2:05; Mile - 

1 Thompson (D), 2. Rogers (D), 3. 

I'lat ID), 4:45.5; High Hurdles - 

1 Henrion (W), 2. Browne (D), 3. 

nailles (D>, 16.4; Low Hurdles - 

1. Henrion iW), 2. Browne (D), 



3. Walker (W), 20.7; Broad jump 
- 1. Adams (D), 2. Walker (W) 
3. Stein (D), 19'6"; High Jump - 

1. Judd (W), 2. Coch (D), 3. Hen- 
rion (W), 5'9"; Pole Vault - 1. 
Coch (D), 2. Breen (D), 3. Ferry 
ID), 9'6"; Discus - 1. Thomas IW), 

2. Judd (W), 3. Whitney ID), 109' 
4"; Shot Put - 1. Verbeck ID), 2. 
Judd <W), 3. Browne (D) 44'4"; 
Javelin - 1. Judd (W), 2. Henrion 
<W), 3. Britchard (D), 15r4". 



Baseball Rained Out 

The varsity and freshman 
baseball games 'scheduled for 
Wednesday May 7, with the 
University of Massachusetts 
were cancelled due to wet 
grounds. In an effort to beat 
the inclement weather which 
has plagued western Mass. for 
over a week both squads made 
the trip to Amherst only to i 
find the grounds unplayable. 
The teams will attempt to go 
again on Saturday in away Lit- 
tle Three contests. The frosh 
are at Middletown and the var- 
sity at Amherst. 



Eph Tennis Crushed By Harvard; 
Dartmouth Drops Williams Golfers 



The tennis team suffered its 
second setback in two days on 
Tuesday, as Harvard defeated the 
Ephmen 8-1 at Cambridge. Only 
Tom Davidson, playing at sixth 
singles, was able to squeeze out a 
victory. 

Summaries: 

Sears d. Hirshman, 6-3, 6-1; 
Gallwey d. Shulman 8-6, 6-3; 
Goldman d. Turner, 6-2, 8-6; Vin- 
ton d. Leonard, 6-1, 6-0; Wood d. 
Kingsbury, 6-1, 6-3; Davidson d. 
Krough, 4-6, 11-9, 6-1. Vinton- 
Gallwey d. Hirshman-Kingsbury, 
6-3, 6-2; Sears- Wood d. Shulman- 
Tobin, 6-2, 6-4; Pratt-Cameron d. 
Leonard-Fleishman, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. 



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to overcome Dartmouth's power as 
they dropped their third match of 
the year 5-2 at Hanover Tuesday. 

Five of the Williams team shot 
in the 70's on the par 70 course 
but only Hans Halligan and Rob 
Poster were able to pull out wins. 
Their medal scores were 74 and 76 
respectively. Sam Davis also 
brought in a 76, while Bill Tuach 
and Mike Beemer followed with 78 
and 79. Low scorer for the Indians 
was Dave Maryette who shot a 72. 

Most of the Williams scores 
were hurt by the "heavy" greens 
on the Dartmouth course which 
are quite different from the Ta- 
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Thursday the Ephmen begin their 
defense of the New England Title 
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Ephs Down Yale 74; 
Late Goals Break Tie 

^ Lacrosse Undefeated 

Tallying four goals in a tight 
fourth period, the undefeated var- 
sity lacrosse team broke a 3-3 tie 
to overcome Yale by a 7-4 score 
last Wednesday on a rain-drench- 
ed field at New Haven. 

Yale went into an early game 
lead in the first quarter when 
Christ and Cushman scored back 
to back to give the Ehs. a 2-0 ad- 
vantage. In the second period Eph 
attackman Bee DeMallie evened 
the totals with two goals on as- 
sists by Hal McCann and Nick 
Ratcliffe. 

Ephs Pull Ahead 

Cushman broke the deadlock for 
Yale with a shot at 2:04 of the 
third. Four minutes later, however, 
sophomore George Boynton put 
Williams back into the game when 
he took a pass from Ratcliffe and 
slipped it past the Eli goalie. 

The fourth period saw the Ephs 
concentrate their attack in an ef- 
fort to pull ahead. The break came 
at 4:11 when Palmer White scored 
with Ratcliffe again on the assist. 
Chuck Cutler followed him as did 
Boynton with his second and Bog 
Dankmeyer with his first of the 
day. All four goals were scored 
within a five minute period. Cush- 
man of Yale closed out the after- 
noon with a final tally, his third, 
at 11:54. 

Defense Tightens 

The Eli attack could not seem 
to move very effectively last Wed- 
nesday against the Eph defense. 
Coach Ostendarp has had trouble 
whipping his defense into shape 
this year but has seen good results 
from them in the last two games. 
The first line, composed of Cap- 
tain Dave Andrew. Dick Jackson, 




BEE DE MALLIE, two first peri- 
od goals by the sophomore attack 
kept Williams in the game. 

Frosh Beaten On 
Dartmouth Links 

Dartmouth made a clean sweep 
of the day Tuesday by beating 
both the varsity and freshman 
golf teams by the same score, 5-2. 
The match was the second 
straight loss for the frosh who 
dropped a 4-3 decision to Exeter 
last week. 

Andy MacKechnie continued 
his winning ways however and 
coupled with Dave Campbell ac- 
counted for the two Eph wins. 
The next match is with Choate on 
Parents' Weekend. Following this 
the freshmen have one more 
chance to pull their season over 
the .500 mark. This opportunity 
will come May 16 at Middletown, 
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THE WILLIAMS RECORD. FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1958 



Gabriel Stresses 
Need For Brains 



Tlueading the meager begin- 
nings of democratic thought 
through the past and contrasting 
it with a bright outlook for the 
future, Professor Ralph Gabriel 
lectured on "American Democratic 
Thought Today" before a capacity 
crowd in Griffin Hall, Monday 
night. 

Gabriel, Professor of History at 
Yale, pointed out that the condi- 
tions of our times force us to think 
about fundamentals; ths need for 
brains and intelligence, a balance 
between governmental control and 
individual freedom, and a govern- 
ment and society which reinforces 
the dignity of man. 

In the past Americans paid lit- 
tle attention to the intellectual. 
Americans had the habit of act- 
ing, and not exploring theories. 
In 1941 at Pearl Harbor, the old 
fog faded, and a new light reveal- 
ed that Americans must fight for 
survival. 

Gabriel pointed out, "We can- 
not survive by science alone. We 
are in 1957-58 entering a new 
epoch. We stand on the thresh- 
hold of an age, unprecedented in 
significance and excitement. If 
we are to be saved, brains and in- 
telligence must do it." 



Wm. Smith Reads 
Poetry On Radio 

Joseph Dewey, owner of the 
new Williams Bookstore, conclud- 
ed his radio series over WMS en- 
titled "Reading, Listening for 
Pleasure" Wednesday night with 
the distinguished poet as his guest. 

William Jay Smith, former Pro- 
fessor at Williams and nationally 
recognized poet, accompanied De- 
wey on his half hour program de- 
voted to both prose and poetry. 
Smith is the author of many books 
of verse, the most prominent be- 
ing, "Poems 1947-57". He is mar- 
ried to the former Barbara Howes, 
also a poet, who published "In 
The Cold Country" in 1954. 



Lacrosse . . . 

and Win Healy, stopped Yale cold, 
clearing the ball 13 times in 15 
attempts— the best record they 
have compiled so far this season. 
Behind this defense was goalie 
Jock Jankey, who made 17 saves 
in the 7-4 effort. 



Box Score 



Williams 

Yale 

Boynton 

Ratcliffe 

De Mallie 

White 

Cutler 

Dankmeyer 



1 


2 


3 


4 





2 


1 


4 


2 





1 


1 








1 


1 














2 




















1 











1 











1 



T 

7 
4 
2 

2 
1 
1 1 
1 



Cinema-Scoop 

Paramount - Playing Satur- 
day and Sunday are "Saddle 
the Wind", starring Julie Lon- 
don and Robert Taylor, a west- 
ern which promises plenty of 
excitement, and "The Safe 
Cracker", a stirring suspense 
story, starring Ray Milland. 

Mohawk - A western, "Cow- 
boy", featuring the double- 
barreled combination of Jack 
Lemon and Glenn Ford, and 
the co-feature, "Escape Prom 
San Quentin", starring Mary 
Anderson and Johnny Des- 
mond. Also a cartoon, "News 
and Wilds". 

Walden - Another BB movie 
to start a good week. Brigdot 
Bardott plays a conspicuous 
role in "Mademoiselle Strip 
Tease" beginning Sunday. "The 
Wages of Fear", a suspense- 
packed foreign film, and "Ani- 
mal Farm" will be playing Fri- 
day and Saturday. 



AMT . . . 



more," lie said, "the so-called in- 
tellectual plays are entertaining 
by definition: they are classics." 

Playfair staunchly defends his 
choice of "intellectual" dramas. 
"We are giving the student of 
, Williams College a chance to see 
something that he would not nor- 
mally have the chance to see else- 
where," he stated; "we'd be awful- 
ly conceited if we thought we 
could compete with Broadway." 

I "Secondly," he added, "we are 
part of an educational institution. 
We try to add to education by 
producing plays that are taught 
in class. My own test for the 
choice production is that if it's 
taught, we'll do it." 

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Four Schools To Plan 
Experimental College 



Will the Little Three soon be- 
( ,me the Little Four? 

rhis development became a pos- 
sibility this week when four West- 
1 1 [1 Massachusetts colleges — Am- 
1 ,rst, Smith, Mount Holyoke and 
I he University of Massachusetts — 
! oived a $20,000 grant from the 
i Hid for the Advancement of Ed- 
1 'ution to develop plans for a new 
1 .ijerimental college in their area. 

A committee of educators from 
he four colleges will plan an ex- 
u limental college "aimed at pro- 
( icing education of the highest 
1, lality at a minimum cost per 
suident and with as small a fac- 
ility relative to the size of the 
.indent body as new methods of 
rustruction and new administra- 
'1011 procedures can make possi- 
i)le." 

A Stimulus 

In making the grant. Dr. Clar- 
pnce Faust, president of the Fund 
lor the Advancement of Kduca- 
lion. noted that the study 
"should provide stimulus to the 
existing institutions to re-examine 
tlieir present programs and pro- 
cedures in the interests of improv- 
ed education . . ." 

Faust also pointed out that "the 
lour institutions undertake no 
commitment to put the plan for 
a new college into effect but they 
liave agreed to give It serious study 
and consideration." 

Disinterest Hurts 
A. M. T, Activities 

By John Good 

lulilor's iVotc: Tlii.t is the hist in u 
scries ()/ ticd artich's im tlic pwhh'iii.s 
liiccil hij the (lireetor.s of the Aihnn.s 
\l('iii(irial Theiiire am! Cap iniil Hells. 

When a play is produced at the 
Adams Memorial Theatre, less 
ihan half the seats are filled for 
each performance. Cap and Bells 
membership has declined from 200 
to 30 in the last ten years. For all 
intents and purposes, said one 
student, this amounts to "the 
waste of a million and a half dol- 
lirs worth of theatre." 

There are several reasons why 
ilie facilities of the AMT are not 
fully utilized. Senior Bob Vail, 
(iabriel prize winner and past pre- 
■Mdent of Cap and Bells, admitted 
'iiat the organization of the dra- 
iiatic association is inadequate for 
'IS task, , 

But Vail sees the lack of parti- 
ipation in the theatre as only 
■art of a general plague of apathy 
'iwards all extracurricular activi- 
lies. He pointed to the low sub- 
iiiption to "Gul", and the poor 
attendance