STAT £ STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1943 PA<3£ 4 Run, Jump, Yell, Eat, Play Ball EEP Wins Trio; A t W A A Super Sports' Spree Nears l-M 7 itle By Margo B y r n e Girls of State—shake a leg—wiggle y o u r ears (it helps y o u r sinus a n y w a y ) — l i m b e r u p those a t r o phied muscles in preparation for that rowdy rumpus—Harp's Riot (plug) or just in expectation of The increased tempo of the i n t r a Spring, beautiful Spring. Where? m u r a l schedule has caused changes Why, at WAA's a n n u a l Sports Spree in t h e race for scoring leadership. which is going to m a k e the steel Hal Singer forged into the lead, disbeams of Page Hall Gym tremble placing Chillemi, who was idle this from 8 to 12 P . M . tonight. week, as both individual and team A t the door tags will be given scoring record w e r e smashed r e out to assign the girls to teams (this lentlessly. to build u p a healthy, happy spirit E E P set what is perhaps an all of competition). T h e n they w a n d e r time high in i n t r a m u r a l competiabout and amuse themselves as tion with 61 points. Two nights fancy dictates. Badminton, basketlater Singer tallied 28 points against ball, volleyball, dodgeball, p i n g KDR to smash another all time pong and darts should cater to the record. varied tastes of WAA's guests. Other statistics show that SLS For those whose talents r u n to has either played the cleanest ball watching r a t h e r t h a n playing, the (or covered u p the best) for they S a t u r d a y morning m a r t y r s will offer have committed only 48 fouls in a fencing exhibition. Is it for n o t h eight games. Potter still holds the ing that these b r a v e souls have offensive lead with 383 points in routed their sleepy heads out of ten games, while the Ramblers bed on practically t h e break of day claim the title of best defensive every Saturday? If only to prove team. that we appreciate them, let us give The ten high scorers are as folthem riotous support this evening. lows: Those girls who can really take Players G. Pts. Av. a beating may join in the folk d a n c 1. Singer, EEP 10 90 9 ing. However, W A A assumes no 2. Chillemi, Dorm 8 81 10.1 responsibility for injury. 3. Dingman, Ramblers 10 79 7.9 To fittingly climax an exciting 4. Gipp, EEP 10 76 7.6 evening, a free lunch will be served. 5. Olivet, Finks 9 74 8.2 Need more be said? 6. Kiley, EEP 10 64 6.4 Dot Townsend and Mary Domann 7. Evans, EEP 7 84 8.4 are co-chairmen of the affair. Dot 8. Baden, KDR 9 55 6.1 urges all girls to come "for fun and 9. Flax. KB 10 53 5.3 frolic." She says, "Perhaps you'll 10. Bittman, KB 6 49 8.2 discover that some sports you never Team statistics are as follows have tried are loads of fun. BePts. Opp. Om. Opp. Pis. sides, who'd want to miss our Round Scored Pts Av. Av. C o m . Robin P i n g - P o n g g a m e ? " EEP 383 238 38.3 23.8 83 For the uninitiated this is played Ramblers 199 205 19.9 20.5 86 by several girls on each side i n KB 257 215 25.7 215 77 stead of the usual one or two. Each Finks 192 210 21.3 24.0 79 girl attempts a r e t u r n and then KDR 2:!7 292 23.7 29.2 92 passes the paddle on to the next. SLS 17(1 230 22.0 29.5 48 Novel, yes? Don't forget you are 193 235 21.3 26.1 80 Dorm invited to join in a n d enjoy y o u r selves. Come one; come all. Singer Leads In Scoring Turmoil Potter Club practically assured itself of the i n t r a m u r a l basketball championship Wednesday afternoon when they defeated t h e second place Rambler team. One w i n in their next two starts will bring them the trophy, now in College House's p o s session. In gaining its third victory in as many days, the State S t r e e t q u i n t e t outpointed the R a m b l e r s 32-23 in a hard fought game. T h e losers kept within striking distance d u r i n g the first two periods, b u t brilliant t e a m work and passing enabled the v i c tors to d r a w away in the second half after leading 16-12 at i n t e r mission. Monday night Potter C l u b avenged an earlier defeat by overcoming KB 38-26. The opponents were u n able to show the power that they did in the first encounter, and E E P held a comfortable lead throughout. At halftime they were ahead 21-13. Tuesday KDR fell as victims b e fore the Potter steamroller to the tune of a 53-28 score. Singer set a Four Stilt Standing in WAA 'Champ v$ Chump' Tourney WAA's c h u m p vs. c h a m p p i n g pong tourney h a s finished the s e c ond round. In t h e c h a m p ' s c o r n e r we h a v e the second r o u n d w i n n a h s , Helen Bushnell, Nora Giavelli, Lore K u h n and J e a n n e Mullin. In the chump's corner, the losers wait their chance to r e d e e m t h e m selves. The winner of these matches will meet the " c h a m p " in the e x citing finale, and the then successful combatant is victor of the t o u r n a ment. P a t Gregory, ping-pong's active captain, says, "The g a m e between Giavelli and Mullin this w e e k should prove interesting because both girls have excellent style." Potter Ramblers KB Finks KDR SLS Dorm Won 9 7 6 1 3 2 2 Lost 1 3 1 5 7 6 7 new individual scoring record for a single game as he rolled up 28 points to help his team r u n a 19-12 intermission score to a one-sided victory. In the other game Tuesday K B defeated the Finks 31-29 in an overtime game. The losers had a 16-11 advantage at the half, but it took a last second basket by Mennilo to knot the score at 29-all. Kensky put in the only basket in the extra period, while Olivet and he stood high with 15 and 12 respectively. A n e w schedule of games has been a r r a n g e d for the WAA b a s k e t ball t o u r n a m e n t . F r o m now on two games will be played on Wednesday nights and one on Monday afternoon. Delta Beta Chi again defeated its opponent by the usual one-sided score. Domman and LaSalle a c counted for most of D - B - C ' c 34 points while BZ received its four points from Casey and Stitt. In the second game, the teams were more evenly matched. In a fast a n d furious struggle N e w m a n was victorious over Psi Gam, 32-23. Garfall, e a r n i n g 18 points for N e w m a n and Slack 17 for Psi Gam. G E O R G E D. J E O N E Y , P r o p . D I A L 5-1913 BOULEVARD CAFETERIA Try Our Businessman's Lunch 60c. STANDINGS WEDNESDAY 198-200 Central Avenue ALBANY, N. Y. Myers SUIT ACCESSORIES As Bowling Nears End The WAA bowling t o u r n a m e n t is drawing to a close and a great deal of interest is being shown in the last games. Psi Gamma, which has lost no match as yet, holds a strong lead in first place. Cooper House is second and Newman Hall is in the third place. Tied for t h e fourth r a n k are Kappa Delta and Gamma Kappa. Moreland Hall and Phi Delta are tied for the fifth position. Tuesday, Cooper House beat Newman Hall in two games, and Kappa Delta won two games from Gamma Kappa Phi. These contests will be finished this afternoon, in order to get the final scores. The team standings are figured according to a point system based on scores. Cooper, in second place, is only three points ahead of Moreland and Phi Delta, (tied for last place), so it b impossible to predict which team will finally come out second, due to this slight difference. Credit goes to Helen Stuart, '45, for her league game of 213—the highest score turned in so far. Lois Dann, captain of bowling, says that so far, this has been a very successful season and that she hopes to see the completion of the tourney next Friday. Classic green, pull-on purple, or black. gloves red, in white Sizes 1.59 6 l() I\A LAMBSKIN BAG with clear twisted plastic handle. Inside fittings. C r e e n , n a v y , r e d , jk n o L o n d o n or n a v y . £m FASHIONS FOR SPRING Z-443 Step in and Look Around C L A S S I C S H I R T by A n n W y n n . Simple, long-sleeved, with button cuffs, b r e a s t p o c k e t . F i n k , b e i g e , blue, yellow or while. Sizes Snappy Men's 5J to Jtt BOIIIED UNDER AUTHORITY OP THE COCA-COIA COMPANY BY ALBANY COCA-COLA COMPANY 226 North Allen St. Albany, N. Y. 50 ALBANY, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1943 Reserve Memb< memoers lonesome Girls In Pierce To Get Longed-For Break Receive Summons "Girls, girls! 150 real live men, with legs a n d everything, are coming here," shrieked Peggy Pierce-Haller, r u n n i n g into the room and collapsing on the floor. "Keep calm, girls," said her r o o m - m a t e , "she gets these spells sometimes." "No, you don't understand," said Peggy, recovering long enough to tell the girls that Dean Stokes had really invited 150 RPI Naval cadets to a "closed o p e n - h o u s e " at Pierce. Tomorrow night is the r e d letter night for cadets and d o r m ites alike. Arc the girls in seventh heaven? Well—obviously! To Active Service Exams W i l l Determine Credit to Be Awarded During the past week, most of the r e m a i n i n g 41 m e m b e r s of the Enlisted Reserve Corps have r e ceived their call to active duty, and will leave within two weeks. A very few, mainly mathematics m a jors, had not y e t received their orders, however. In order to compensate students for work already done during the semester, Dr. Milton G. Nelson. Dean of the College, released the following notice. At a special meeting of the C u r riculum Committee held on March 12, 1843, the following additions were recommended to the President of the College and approved by him. Exams to Be Given Senior students now in army or navy reserves, who have completed satisfactorily Education IIIPT, who have maintained good college record and attendance to March 24, 1V4J, and who file a written request with the Dean, if approved by llie Curriculum Committee, may be p e r mitted to try a proficiency examination, in the subjects for which iwu> registered. If the results of said proficiency examination justify and the Senior student thereby earns sufficient hours and points, lie is to receive /its degree at commencement to be held in June, t°4J. Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students (also Seniors not electing about',/ now in army or navy reserves, who have maintained satisfactory college standing, including regular attendance at classes to March 24, IV4.1, are to have the courses for which they are regis tured on this dale entered upon their permanent record card as "in course," Upon completion o\ army service and upon evidence that advanced study has been continued in (i miinner satisfactory to the Curriculum Committee, sucli students may request in writing « proficiency examination which, if passed successfully, will yield full credit in (lie course or courses recorded as "in course" and for which said proficiency examination is set. Seniors May Get Degree In order to carry this out, all mid-semester examinations are to be held before Wednesday. For Seniors, these exams will act as final exams, and upon passing the proficiency exam, they will obtain degrees in J u n e , However, as staled in the notice, a Senior must have pursued his studies until the present and completed his practice teaching, as well as not having an excess of cuts. However, registration with the Dean is necessary before the proficiency exam may be taken. For underclassmen, completion of miil-seins with satisfactory results will allow u student to apply for the proficiency e x a m s alter he returns [roil! service Intersorority Council Rejects Ball Suggestion Now Showing 2 2 1 C E N T R A L AVE. tateCollege Girls' Basketball League Nears End of Season Psi Gamma Leading Shop \ C'OLLEttF Fn o lTAQjEm Intersorority Council decided against the proposal to have Intersorority Hall March 20th, the night before Dorm Formal, at a meeting on Wednesday afternoon, The idea was proposed when it was definitely known thai the ERC's would be called. All sorority girls attended u meeting held Wednesday noon to find out how many girls would come to the dance if it were held at the proposed date Nothing definite could be decided till the Illleibority Council meeting when Veina Snyder Debbold, president, announced that either a ball or some function would be held later in May. Ex-State Teacher Dies In Albany Mr. Barnard S. Bronson, retired head of the Chemistry Department at State, died S u n d a y evening. Professor Bronson was a g r a d u ate of the Stale Normal School at Gcneseo. In 1008, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University. That year he was appointed to the faculty here and served until 1939. His uncle was the late William Milne, a former president of State, in whose honor the Milne School is named. Dr. John M. Sayles, President of the College, paid tribute to Mr. Bronson's scholarship and recalled him as a man "greatly beloved" by his students. Said Dr. Sayles, "He was an authority on dietetics, and was the author of a book. 'Nutrition and Food Chemistry', which is used extensively here and abroad." Professor Bronson was also widely known as an authority and lecturer on birds and other aspects of natural history. He was also a fellow of the American Association for the A d vancement of Science. Mr. Bronson also held m e m b e r ship in the American Ornithological Society. A u d u b o n Society, A m e r i can Chemical Society, American Museum of Natural History, and the Albany C o u n t r y Club. One of the rooms in Sayles Hall is dedicated to Professor Bronson. Since his retirement from Slate, Professor Bronson had remained in Albany, residing on Lenox Avenue. Dewey Emphasizes Importance Of Teacher-Training Institutions Special Session Broadmindedness Begins June 26 Necessary Factor Eighty-seven freshmen have to date signified their intention of r e turning to college for the 1943 s u m mer session under the accelerated conditions recently offered to the Class of 1946 by Dr. Milton G N e l son, Dean of the College. The session is also open to Sophomores. This session, which begins J u n e 20 and ends on August 21 is entirely separate from the regular s u m m e r session which is this year scheduled for July 5 to August 15. One section of the accelerated session will be made up of s u b freshmen, members of the incoming freshmen class. There will probably be from 25 to 30. Those freshmen who continue the eight-week course for three successive summers eliminate one full year from their college schedule. The Sophomores who attend this session for the next two s u m m e r s will reduce the time until g r a d u a tion by one semester besides gaining six additional credit hours The regular session is open to all whose records will permit. It is usually attended by those who wish to lighten their regular college p r o gram, and teachers who have only ten-year provisional certificates. Students Are Reminded Of Part In Democracy Freshmen, Sophs to Sing For Rivalry Points Friday A week from today, during assembly, the freshmen and Sophomores will compete for the two points awarded for Rivalry sing. The contest shall be judged on the singing of a class song and the alma mater. This latter song must be original in words and music. Three faculty members will act as judges. Although last year's losers, this year the class of '45 is ahead in rivalry. The present Rivalry score is 17'A for the Sophomores and 2 for the freshmen. Forrell o Palace, Milne a Foe To Seniors from Schroon Lake • by liarhnrn I'lilnamSomething was different in the P.O. last Monday something indefinable. There was almost an air of formality in the place an u n heard of 1' O. atmosphere 11 was the editor himself who solved the mystery, Pointing to a railing, he said, "There lieth the evidence!" And sure enough, midst the general mix-up of coats, scarves, and gloves, lay three neatly folded lopeoats with a fedora placed precisely on lop of each Some bright person remarked, "Why, they must belong to those Schroon Lake high school seniors." Whereupon the editor looked at the associate editor, the associate editor looked at the desk editor, and the desk editor grabbed a pencil mid notebook and started looking lor ilu' Schroon Lakers, They weren't hard to Unit, In iilmo.it every building a J u n i o r Guide was ellieiently herding his charges through the halls. The fust group die desk editor encountered were r e t u r n i n g from the gym. where they had just played a rousing basketball game with the Milnites. T h e score, they said, elided at 4(3-40 in favor of Milne, but it must be understood that only VOL. XXVII. NO. 21 llirce Schroon Lake Varsity men were playing. "We're going to come down again and really trim them," said one girl. Guide Ray Verrey added that northerners "made Milne look very foolish." All in all there were seventeen students and two faculty advisors visiting the city. One of the advisors was Miss Nan Emory, a graduate of this college in '39, The thing that seemed to impress the students most was the extreme friendliness of everyone they had met They had dined at Sayles Hall, visited the group houses, even attended (.'lasses, and they said "everybody had been swell". They were also especially impressed by the science labs and by the Farrell mansion. The desk editor noticed that the Schroon Lakers looked a bit sleepy, and upon inquiring, she soon found the answer One Ho> Williford gave the following disclosure: "Some of the kids went down to the Rainbow Room last night, but 1 was a good boy 1 stayed at the hotel and played cards until 7 A.M.!" All of which may bring buck memories of high school trips we took not so long ago. . . . Taking time out in one of the busiest weeks of the present legislative session, Governor Thomas E. Dewey issued a special statement to the Gov. Thomas E, Dewey Krikktrlioikfr Xews f'hotot Women Seek Revision of Rules Poll Voices Complaints Against Residence Council In an attempt to d e t e r m i n e the basis and extent of the complaints against Residence Council, a poll was taken of fifty girls chosen at random. A majority of the girls interviewed were from the main dormitory, b u t there w e r e also representatives from other group houses—Moreland, Farrell, N e w m a n and sorority houses. The form was distributed equally to each class. F o r t y - t h r e e of the 50 girls felt that some revision of Residence Council organization should be made. A majority of t h e girls were in favor of proportional r e p resentation. In reply to the question "Do you think that there should be a r e vision of Residence Council r u l e s ? " 49 out of the 50 replied in the affirmative. Of this n u m b e r , 10 girls were in favor of the revision merely for purposes of clarification. Others mentioned specific rules which they felt were unfair. The two rules to which they most o b jected were the ones about calling the president of Residence Council for late permission and the rule banning blanket permissions. Mentioned less frequently were the rules about having no late p e r m i s sions after a warning, and dismissing men from the houses an hour before final curfew. The girls stressed the fact that a great deal of the difficulty seemed to arise from a misunderstanding of the rules and their interpretation. On one of the forms was the s u g gestion that some method be found whereby girls could air their c o m plaints and ideas A report of the poll was compiled and sent to Residence Council. Dr. Smith Assembly Speaker Dr D. V. Smith, Professor of Social Studies and Chairman of the Department of Social Studies will address Ibis morning's assembly Tin 1 title of his address is "Long, Too Long, America", a quotation from Wall Whitman's I.euros o\ (trass. This quotation, written with the Civil War in view, Dr, Smith will apply to the present conflict. Dr Smith has recently been a p pointed President of Cortland State Teachers College by the Board of Regents of the University of the Stale of New York. STATE COLLEGE N E W S from his office in the State Capitol. A c c o r d ing to the Governor, State College and all other institutions t h a t a r e training young people to become teachers are playing a major role in the furthering of democracy and citizenship. Governor Dewey believes that it is the d u t y of student teachers to acquire as much knowledge as possible to ht them for their role as educators of future American youth. He stresses the importance of broadmindedness on the part of future teachers, and the need to realize the vast scope of their r e sponsibility as members of their chosen profession. Following is Governor Dewey's complete statement: State College can be a vitally important factor in the years that lie ahead. The 850 m e m b e r s of the student body will in t h e future be teachers for thousands of young American boys and girls. Maintaining the high s t a n d a r d s of American education will lake extra effort and sacrifice in w a r time. But the result will d e t e r m i n e the quality of our teachers of t h e ftil tire. It is the duly of all those who have chosen teaching as their p r o fession to avail themselves of every possible means, not in conflict with our war effort, to receive t h e widest training on education. They must keep an open mind on t h e p r o b lems of our rapidly-changing world, always remembering that they will be responsible in the years to come for the education of a new g e n e r a lion of American citizens. They must remember that American boys arc now dying on battlefields throughout the world to preserve our free institutions. It is their special privileges to instill in t h e youth they will leach profound d e votion to the principles of our free republic. Thomas E. Dewey, Governor. Not only does Governor Dewey's statement complement the opinions of Dr. George D, Stoddard, C o m missioner of Education In the State of New York, but also those e x pressed by many of the State College faculty in the series Why Remain in Teaching? now being featured in the NEWS. Debate Squad Schedules 3 Meets In Near Future The Varsity Debate squad will engage in three major discussions in the forthcoming week. This evening in the Lounge, a group of Sophomores will engage the Uuniversity of Vermont on the lopie Post-war Reconstruction. Following this, Mrs. Verna Snyder Debbold and Dorothy Huyek, Seniors, will travel to Colgate next week-end to participate with speak LIS from that college on What Sliouhl be the Form of World Governmenl After llie War? On March 2(i, Solomon G r e e n berg. '43, and Harry Wurtz, '44, will take part in a round table discission with Columbia University at New York on Should the United States Government Guarantee Jobs After the War'! After that, a discussion on Post War Planning with New York University will take place. STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH f4, 1*4* STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY MARCH i% 1943 PAGE* STATE COLLEGE NEWS Established May, 1916 by the Class of 1918 No. 21 Friday, March 19,1943 Vol. X X V I I Member Distributor Associated Collegiate Press Colltgiatt Digest The undergraduate newspaper of the New York State College for Teachers published every Friday of t h e college year by t h e NEWS Board for the Student Association. Phones: Office, 5-9373; Slavln, 2-9726; Burrows, 2-2752 • • n i l l N T U Ton NATIONAL ADVMTiaiNS »T National AdvertisingService, Inc. ColUf Puhlithtn Rttnutilalivt 4 2 0 MADISON AVE. New YORK, N. Y. CHIC«OO • Bosroa • Los ANOII.II • 8AH FIMRCIICO The News Board DAVID SLAVIN FLORA M. GASPARY I R. MURIEL S C O V E L L i CAROLYN BURROWS BEVERLY PALATSKY KATHERINE COUSINS PETER MARCHETTA JANET BAXTER BERNARD SKOLSKY . BETTY STENGEL - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF • CO-MANAGING EDITORS BUSINESS MANAGER ADVERTISING MANAGER CIRCULATION MANAGER SPORTS EDITOR - ASSOCIATE EDITOR - ASSOCIATE EDITOR - ASSOCIATE EDITOR ISSUE EDITOR JANET BAXTER All communications should be addressed t o the editor and must be signed. Names will be withheld upon request. The STATE COLLEGE NEWS assumes no responsibility for opinions expressed in its columns or communications as such expressions do not necessarily reflect Its view. Dawn, 1943 The ERG is going. The draft and the other reserves are taking their toll. Stale College is striving for a satisfactory enrollment next year. Seniors are asking themselves "Should I take a job? What about a fifth year?" Others speculate about Russia, about marriage in war-time. .Some draw blueprints of a future in a world that may never come. It is an aimless existence that we, the youth of today, are leading. We are the generation that never had a chance; uncertainty is our inalienable heritage. Everywhere advice assaults us, advice we cannot possibly take in lull or in part, Already the even pattern of college life that those before us knew is a myth. We have lost the ability to enjoy life, sacrificed the power to take what we want from it. OH YES? Wake up, young America—this is "no time lor comedy." For too long a period now have we deluded ourselves into the above state of mind. Perhaps we have been rather unfortunate—so has Germany. Must we then invent a Treaty of Versailles on which to pin our injuries? There is but one answer that we, as students of democracy, can make. That answer is NO. We have definite choices to make, definite places to assume, just as fully as any Noting people of any other age. We have to wade through an ocean of ill-aimed advice, we have to decide whether our main duty lies in the present or in the future. Then we have io do something about ihe decisions we reach. Lei's not immediately jump to the conclusion that our place as teachers in the peace is the major concern ol our lives. Perhaps the United Nations will find thai experience has been the besl teacher for the totalitarian states, and that outsiders will be bitterl) resented bv the conquered countries. When- then are our fundi) laid plaits for romantic careers? What pan then due-, Ik'sliu) play? lake lime out- -breathe, \oung America. (.laiilv the issue before vou. Then, proceed, lor nothing will be able to iiop wm from at laming the goal v MI elect. Vou are siill and aluavi will be yourself, soul decisions do and always will make your own future. Votti chance ii as good ai the next person's. Your chance is bciicr than thai alforded io anjone belore you, jot a challenge has been thrown to you in a time when vou are best qualified and besl able to meet it. Democrat) is behind you. Democracy has not failed vet. Democracy will not fail now, milevs we loigel that we aie iis lore hbcarcrs. And ihen, voting Aiiienia, and iheu? War Fronts by Ryan Poet to Private-More Publicity Major Contribution of Teaching Dr. Lang Reports Planned (or State Lies In Lessons of Democracy This is the second and final inservers of chaotic anarchy. ChilA year ago last September, t h e stalment of an article by Dr. Allen dren will not be ruled by m a n d a t e s appearance of a new prof in t h e By Committee J. Hicks, Professor of Education, on which they obey because they fear English department evoked a steady Free Frenchmen Revolt In Savoy; Giraud Repudiates Petain Rule The startling development of this week of w a r was the guerrilla w a r fare begun in the Savoy province of France. Under the leadership of the old general Cartier, free F r e n c h men began to challenge Nazi d o m ination. And in this Alpine p r o vince, with its high peaks, rushing streams, and sudden avalanches it looks as if the rebellion can hold out for quite a time. I t is reported that Allied planes a r e dropping arms and food by p a r a c h u t e . A n d the American, sitting by his radio, felt humble in t h e realization that half-starved F r e n c h m e n knew p e r haps more certainly t h a n lie that "freedom is a h a r d - b o u g h t thing." In B u r m a the J a p a n e s e suddenly launched a new offensive. British admitted that they had to readjust their lines as a result of t h e a t tacks, b u t reported their infantry is being supported by t h e R. A. F., which was bombing J a p a n e s e positions. In North Africa G i r a u d pulled off one of the smoothest diplomatic moves of this w a r by repudiating the Petain government. This left his pro-fascist supporters with the choice of resigning or changing their political views. Rigaud and Bergeret resigned. It looks from here as if the ticklish situation in North Africa between democratic and pro-fascist forces has been cleared u p by one swift move. The Russians continued their epic advance t o w a r d Smolensk, and reported the c a p t u r e of several villages along the w a y . In t h e K h a r kov area the situation continued without a noticeable change, w h e r e Russian troops a r e staging their titanic defense against the G e r m a n motorized forces. (It seems titanic and epic are t h e only words to use when talking about t h e Russian front.) At home, interest in p o s t - w a r plans was aroused by the Eden visit. Eden is believed to be s t r e s s ing the Anglo-Soviet p o s t - w a r tie, since Britain is evidently planning to abide by the spirit and the letter of h e r t w e n t y - y e a r treaty with the Soviet government. And in Congress, Senator Ball introduced a resolution calling for a United Nations organization to consider definite p o s t - w a r plans. Connally, C h a i r m a n of t h e Foreign Relations Committee, pointed out that this lacked approval of the White House or of Hull, and warned of letting debate on p o s t - w a r policy interfere with the present war, The Parting Shot by Ellen S w a r t o u t shifting the emphasis to c h a r a c t e r i Advanced Dramatics rang down zation. the final curtain on s t u d e n t - d i r e c t e d Bert Kiley, as n a r r a t o r , made an plays Tuesday, March 16, with the easy, nonchalant e n t r a n c e to help presentations of Mary S t u d e b a k e r prepare the audience for the "new and Rliona Ryan, Junior?. trend in d r a m a . " The curtain Miss Studebakcr's play, a m u r d e r opened on an empty stage enclosed drama, was well cast with Hal A s h by dimly-lighted drapes. Expert worth and Ruth Schmilt sharing the lighting, which so effectively created center of the stage. the ethereal, o t h e r - w o r l d a t m o s Even though the set lacked depth phere, was a contributing factor to and appeared over-crowded, the the fine, polished production. stage pictures were carefully The entire cast is to be complanned and balance was m a i n mended for proving that unity of tained throughout Ihe entire pereffect can overshadow individual formance. performance a n d leave a single i m The fundamental weakness, h o w pression of good w o r k m a n s h i p . I t ever, lay in the failure of the cast would be unfair, however, to omit to sustain good voice projection. special mention of Trece Aney, who There was a definite need both for portrayed a tremendously difficult increased volume and tempo for a role which d e m o n s t r a t e d h e r fine truly excellent production. dramatic ability. Vera Willard's Miss Studebaker skilfully utilized pantomine, too, deserves c o m m e n t the slow movement of the rocking in that it epitomized the difficulty chair and the steady tick of the of acting without tangible p r o p e r clock to create an uncomfortable, ties. quiet, mysterious mood. But the This State College Play season play failed to build toward the could not have e n d e d more successstrong, dramatic climax intended. fully nor with nicer memories. As a Miss Ryan's offering for the e v e n parting note, thanks to the s t u d e n t ing was decidedly the better p r o directors who made Tuesday night duction. This director had fewer plays worth seeing. It would be technical problems as far as set and fatal not to mention t h e c o n t r i b u properties are concerned than did tion of George Edick, the star of her partner, Miss S t u d e b a k e r . But the intermission e n t e r t a i n m e n t of this in itself created difficulties of the final show. an entirely different n a t u r e by Old Gripes, Old GloryDear Editor: For two years I've been wading through the gripes and grouches of every abnormal eccentric in the college and so I finally say to m y self, "Nobody's more abnormal or eccentric than me, so I guess I'll write a letter to the editor too." I've been saving my gripes for two years and I got a lot on my mind. First off, every time I go to A s sembly, I get caught In a traffic jam outside the auditorium that's got New York City beat fifty ways When I finally push, crawl, or get thrown to the door, I find out that the cause of all this is two people who are collaring everybody lo give them a "Soapbox". Now I his isn't nothing personal against "Soapbox" - f a c t is, I'm kind of partial to it myself. Bui I'm against mobs—and anybody who says there isn't a mob outside of Assembly just don't have all their buttons. Why can't they put it in the rotunda like the NKWS Are they afraid nobody'll read it? Second thing I'd like to know is what happened to the Annex sandwich? I got all excited—told my landlady she wouldn't have to put up my lunch anymore- wo was going to have decent lunches at school, and what happens? Nothing. What happened to the Committee and most important, the sandwich? And one more thing - t h e lower hall of Draper was all fixed u p nice at the beginning of the year. Why does the whole thing have to be spoiled by some dirty old unpainted lockers? We're never going to i m press nobody that way. Well I guess I had my say. Can't think of nothin' more. Me Too * * * Dear Editor: Once, about a century and a half ago, there lived a gentleman with perseverance T h e r e was a war going on; he was in it A good bit of time he spent in trying c i r c u m stances, bravely, watchfully — and hungrily. The gentleman of p e r severance ended up with a song. Now, another war; again we're in it. Perhaps we can call assembly a trying circumstance and boast we're brave, watchful (lor Noon) and hungry. We end up with a song too, just like the gentleman; in fact it's /lis song. Bui the groans and grumbles immediately preceding the song reveal a decided difference from the gentleman with p e r severance. Can't we, at least under the guise of patriotism, sing the Star Spangled Banner with some of its original emotion and enthusiasm? Listener PAGE 3 Do Bell and Henrickson To Photograph Activities Remember, each one of us ERCS release a WAAC for more active duty. going . .. in will Don Vanas stepped o u t of the role of typical Association President long enough to instigate a much needed budget reform, a n d while it is not his a m e n d ment that stands on t h e books, a large share of the credit rightfully belongs to him. He broke the i c e . . . . We point with pride to Frances Bourgeois and her Press Bureau, the u n s u n g heroes of the Publications Office who day in and day out go quietly and efficiently about the business of keeping the name of State College before t h e reading public . . . Working without benefit of the noisy "glamour" of the NEWS, or the sororal "glamour" which seems to characterize the Ped office, this B u r e a u is the true publicity committee of State, as far as the s t u d e n t body goes. . . . RYAN IS MISSING Cap't. Jack Ryan, bomber pilot, has been reported missing in action since March 6th . . . Was recently decorated for bringing the bomber "Sweat P e a " home after a raid on St. Nazair . . . The controls were practically all shot away, and fire broke out in the cockpit . . . Letter from Howie Anderson . . . "Well & Happy" . . All he could say of his recent experience . . . Censorship . . . 1st Lieut. J i m m y Chapelt's now in charge of a company . . . "I spend quite a bit qf time nights trying to catch u p on my work" . . . Pvt. Roland Waterman, awaiting shipment overseas, sends word of his marriage to the former music teacher at Adam's Center . . . Now a WAAC. . . . Ensign Ed Holstein's studying Diesel Engineering at the Univ of Cal. . . . Is staying at Lambda chapter house of guess what fraternity . . . "It has been raining California^ sunshine for about two weeks straight" . . Den Comi r e t u r n e d to camp after 10 days of convalescent leave following a major operation . . . Is now in the same hospital with Scarlet Fever . . . Scarlett O'Hara's r e d - h o t sister . . . Red Cross Field Director Carl Tarbox is located at a secret base somewhere in the Pacific . . . "No town, no place to go, so there are certain aspects that raise longings for the states." . Aviation Cadet Glen Lingerer notes publicity c a m paign . . . "Sounds as if the Pres. & faculty & studentsare pushing for all they're worth—to keep SCT up ahead—Good work" . . . Is a reporter on the Grand Rapids Camp paper . . . Barlman, Capel, Howard, Peters, and Palmer were transferred to Jefferson Barracks . . . O'Conner to parts u n k n o w n . . . A m s e n d ing NEWSES . . . Ralph Clark describes his recent transfer in typical fashion . . . "Last S u n d a y , without any warning, wo were told that we were all going to T r u a x Field in Madison, Wis. J u s t what we were to do there wasn't clear. It isn't yet " . . . Cpl. Wm. J. Ziibon, C a m p Chaffee, Ark., sends a laconic card . . . "Thanks for them thar NEWSES . . Swell idea" . . . Some of the boys saw a picture of the candidates, but never found out just who was Prom Queen . . P a t Latimer . . . Doug Dillenbeck's among the wonderees . . . j u s t landed in town this week, closely following his letter . . . Expects OCS plus finance . . . Bill Hopke, Sioux Falls, S. D., expects to come East on furlough at the end of this month . . . "The news of College House's liquidation was a bit of bad news for me. I lived there nearly 5 years, and had come to regard the House as a 2nd home" . . . Was House Manager. . . . SPEAKERS, BOOTHS, & RUMORS Cortland seniors will be graduated one day later than originally scheduled . . . The desired speaker, at present wondering what he will say in Ibis morning's assembly, refused to miss commencement at ihe college he will shortly leave . . . Without wishing to bruise a single petal of one of our more delicate roses, it should be pointed uut that the S t a m p Booth requires a bit of attention . . The wise money is betting tluil there will be soldiers at Slate by Ihe end of the semester . . Will relieve the shortage I'm' our stronger sex. . , THE DORM vs RESIDENCE COUNCIL No one in Residence Council bothered to answer last week's question, so we shall take them for another ride . We have only been very late twice, and both times the Council was fair, so this is no voice crying out in the wilderness against the tyranny of abused power. However, this having I representative for 160 girls is exceedingly undemocratic, and the least Residence Council could do in the interests of fair representation is to instruct each of the I satellites of Pierce Hall to elect a delegate Io the Council, Newman Hall & Cooper House also suffer in this matter of unproportional representation, but remedying the situation for ihem would necessitate a complete reorganization of the Council. At least they arc better off than the 4 orphans who just ain't got nobody, unless you consider the councillors, who, suffering the odium of appointment, take part in some mighty inner-working of the Dorm Said councillors arc probably executing their present mysterious duties in a commendable manner, hut serving as representatives to Residence Council would be another matter. Therefore, instructing the satellites to elect delegates would be the best but, since it would do away with any discrepancies, if they exist, between the will of the co-eds and the choice of "older & wiser" heads Well, Residence Council, how about it? The Publicity Committee, formed for t h e purpose of advertising State College to prospective students, held another meeting last Monday, at which reports of activities now in progress were given, a n d plans were formulated for the future. Photos to Be T a k e n Dr. H o w a r d Do Bell, Professor of Mathematics, and Dr. Floyd H e n rickson, Assistant Professor of E d u cation for Visual Aid, a r e working together taking a c t i o n photographs of college activities, which will be sent to local and h o m e town papers. For example, this week a snapshot will be taken of girls who a r e working on the nearly completed service flag. This will be printed in an Albany paper, and will also be sent to the h o m e - t o w n s of the girls in the picture. Press B u r e a u is working in conjunction with Dr. Do Bell and Dr. H e n r i c k son in this new advertising c a m paign. Recently an article appeared in the New York Times, sent by Press B u r e a u in regard to the new accelerated program being offered here. Schroon Lake Visits State Last week, as part of t h e p u b licity campaign, a group of Schroon Lake high school seniors w e r e e n tertained by the group houses, and conducted through the college buildings. The J u n i o r Guide s e r vice supervised under the direction of Patricia Latimer, '44. The P u b licity Committee has contacted the Albany C h a m b e r of Commerce, and have reached an agreement w h e r e by all future high school groups visiting the city will be reported to the college, and will be offered the same opportunity. Alumni Contacted The plan to contact State College alumni and ask their aid in a d v e r tising their Alma Mater h a s been put into action. A form letter, composed by Mrs. Agnes Underwood, Secretary to the Alumni Association of State College, and typed by students under the direction of Mr. J a m e s Gemmel, Instructor in C o m merce, has already been sent to the alumni in the towns from which the college has received applications. Dean Nelson has announced that at present there arc about three h u n dred such applications. The committee has scheduled its next meeting for a week from Monday. Stewart's Peru Exhibit O n Display In Draper Featured on the second floor of Draper Hall is an exhibition of posters, photographers a n d maps of Peru. Dr. Watt Stewart, Professor of History, organized the display. The posters were used to a d v e r tise the second census ever taken in Peru, in 1939. Innocent people were afraid of ihe census takers, not knowing what it was for. These posters were used as propaganda to get the people to cooperate with the census takers. The photographs in the display were taken by Dr. Stewart. They include a bull light, Inca ruins, and shots of native life. "Why Remain in Teaching?" This is the fifth of the series written by eminent faculty members. The second and the greatest contribution we can make to our pupils is to help them u n d e r s t a n d democracy, believe in democracy, and learn to live democratically. Each of us should face this t r e mendous task with the b u r n i n g b e lief that the central purposes of our lives a r e : to believe completely in the capacity of all children to learn to live "good" lives as m e m b e r s of a democratic society regardless of IQ's, colors, religious faiths, social origins or occupations of p a r e n t s ; to put forth every possible effort to assist children to learn to live such lives in o u r schools; and to work in every feasible way to help develop a national and world society" in which it is increasingly possible to continue to live democratically after leaving the schools. Having such central purposes as guides, what should we do in our schools? Above all, we ourselves must practice democratic living in the schools. Basically this m e a n s that we will respect the personalities of all children no m a t t e r how inept academically, annoying in b e havior or at variance with o u r b e liefs they may be. In our classrooms, we will be democratic leaders of children, not fascist dictators nor side-line o b - 32 State Seniors Accept Positions Provisional Certificates Issued for One Year A release from Mr. Paul G. B u l ger, Director of the S t u d e n t E m ployment Bureau, indicates t h a t 32 Seniors have signed contracts to teach in various New York State public schools. The annual salaries range from $1300 to $1725. The graduates of '43 will receive provisional certificates to teach for one year. If the duration is not ended by that time, the certificates may be renewed; otherwise, teachers who shall have g r a d u a t e d this J u n e must return to college to c o m plete a fifth year. Ruth Dee was the first Senior to obtain a teaching position. She will become a member of t h e Social Studies Department of the E d m e s ton Central School, Edmeston. Others who have signed contracts are: Lois Hafley, to teach Social Studies at Schroon Lake; Doris Sayles, Commerce and Math, N e w comb; Barbara Kerlin, English. Cornwall; Mae Whiting, English and Library, Rhinebeck; Betty T a y lor, Social Studies and English, Webster; Anne Muehleck, Science, Roessleville; Anne Bromley, C o m merce, Kinderhook; Mary Crouch, English, Penfield; Alma Jewell, Commerce, Richmondville; Ellen Delfs, Commerce, Walden; Shirley Eastman. Social Studies, Phelps; Ethclmay Tozier, French and Latin, Canaseraga; Helen Dann, English and French, Andes. J a n e t Leet, English and Latin, Harpcrsville; Dorothy Cox, C o m merce, Mohawk; Rcgina Roth, Commerce, Malvernc; Kathleen 'Civvies Get Break of Pierce Canteen Poor little civilians! T h e USO recreation centers aren't very hospitable to them, no matter how patriotic they may be Their soldier friends get free rides on s u b ways, b e e coffee and sandwiches, adoring smiles from young ladies, dances, parlies . . . Smile, little civilians; there's a place for you al the Pierce Hall Canteen. With either this generous motive or a fiendish one to remind t h e men of their fate, the Pierce Hall women have chosen a military theme for their Spring Formal which will be held next Saturday, 9 P . M . to 1 A.M. Bernie Collins and his orchestra, who played for the Fall Formal, will return for the affair, promising Io act as "Military Mixmasters." Acting in the capacity of officers and their wives will be Dr and Mrs. Sayles, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson, the Bulgers and the Brimmers. Eunice Baird, '44, is the Canteen's Mistress of Ceremonies. Mary Sanderson. '4f), is in charge of decorations. Others in charge of a r r a n g e m e n t s include Erma O l m sted, '44, refreshments; Audrey Cushman, orchestra; Vera Willard, '44, programs; and Marie Soule, '43, chaperones, So, little civilians, next S a t u r d a y night, you can pretend you're leaving camp, headed for town and the Pierce Hall Canteen. The A r m y hasn't anything on you. to do otherwise. Children will share in planning with us a n d will be encouraged to assume responsibilities for the control of their o w n actions according to the degree of their maturity. This does not mean that children will live according to momentary impulses and fancies for such would be anarchy out of which self-discipline could never be learned. It does mean t h a t as teachers we recognize that children can learn to feel democratically and to behave democratically only as they have guided experiences in living democratically. Those of us who decide to stay in teaching in these times m u s t hold up our heads and face the future with dignity and courage because we believe deeply that we can serve the general welfare. We will teach more effectively than we h a v e in the past to the end that pupils who may leave our schools to win the war or to build the p o s t - w a r world will be competent to meet their o b ligations and opportunities. We will believe in the educability of all the children in our schools and will, through the examples we set and the procedures we follow, help all children to understand democracy, to believe in democracy and to learn to live democratically. We also serve who teach, for we mould the youth who will shape the American way of life of the future. More Blood Donors Needed; Make Appointment Now . In a mighty muscle Sits a little red corpuscle, Feeling very sad that we're at war. One can quickly tell That he's tired of his cell, And yearns to join the new Transfusion Corps. He sits there in despair— Longing for fresh air, Wailing 'cause the draft has passed him by; But his master is in college, Concentrating on more k n o w l edge, And "doesn't have the time" to hear his cry. surge of curiosity on the part of t h e s t u d e n t body. This new addition to the State College faculty w a s friendly, young, and dashing—even when h e wasn't in a h u r r y . A Baltimorian by birth, D r . V a r ley Lang had attended J o h n s H o p kins University, taking his college education in one long sweep. A t present, he is one of three people to have achieved a doctor's degree by going from two years of u n d e r g r a d u a t e schooling into four years of graduate training. By this process of six years of concentrated study, he achieved a Ph. D.—casually skipping over the usual B.A, and M.A. Before coming to State, Dr. Lang had taught at Hopkins for t h r e e years. In past years, he spent his s u m mers down by the East Shore in Baltimore, deep sea fishing. T r a m p ing around, hanging a r o u n d the boats, living with the fishermen. . . . "The amazing thing," Dr. Jones says, "about Varley, is his e s s e n tially poetic mind. He constantly sees relationships and subtle new answers and meanings to things that we lesser people miss. He's a great deal more of a poet than just when he's writing poetry. A n d he's very much of a realist, too." Dr. Jones paused a few minutes, as if to weigh his thoughts. Then he looked u p and said, "Among all the people I have known, he—more than anyone else of his age—has a supreme sense of value for t h e right word al the right time." In March, 1942. Dr. Lang p u b lished his first book of poems, "The Stars Are Small." When asked how long he had been seriously writing poetry, Dr. Lang smiled impishly and said, "I guess I didn't feel the 'call' until I was about twenty-three." DO Co/trtt'sy Central Studio Dr. Varley Lang Concerning "The Stars Are Small," Dr. Hastings says, "He e v i dently has done more than j u s t blow the dust off old books in the university library. "The title does not so much d e scribe the fifty poems within as to give the pitch, like a tuning fork; for the poems vary considerably, but they all have that imaginative sharpening of experience, which brings man and the stars into p e r spective: And now 1 must believe that unless Touched by man, the stars are small. . . . It is now one year and seven months since September, 1941. Only yesterday, this poet-prof left State to say in a few days at Army h e a d q u a r t e r s : "Private Varley Lang reporting." . . . OTTO R. MENDE "vmCollege Jeweler" 103 Central Ave. Albany, N. Y. YOU DIG IT? This much we know is true— Our friend may be in you— Along with several others of his mob. All you have to do is sign up, And then get in the line-up. Red corpuscles will finish u p the job! Martin, English and Dramatics, Pulaski; Laura Hughes, Social Studies and English, Liberty; Marie Luberda. Commerce, Maeedon; Shirley Wurz, English and D r a matics, Liberty; Marie Scofield, English, Lake Luzerne; Marjorie Studley, Math and Social Studies, Lake Luzerne. Also Jean Ure. English, Canajoharie; Betty Bailey, Social Studies, Painted Post; Shirley Jennings, English and Library, Glenfield; James Wahler, Commerce, Bolton Landing; Mary Fairchild, Science, Edmes'-m; Patricia Gibson, Science, Clyde; Lenora Davis, Social Studies, Odessa; Ellen Swartout, English and Dramatics, Odessa, and Barbara Clark, English, Montieello Upon graduation, Jean McAllister will be employed as a Civil E n gineer in the General Electric plant at Piltsfield, Massachusetts. Dorothy Eastwood, a g r a d u a t e student, will teach Library at Saugerties. Forum to H o l d 'Hash Session' Forum members will have an o p portunity to voice their complaints and suggestions in regard to the organization al a "hash session," slated for next Wednesday in the Lounge at 3:30 P. M. A formal program has not been planned for the meeting, the only other order of business being a discussion of the Russian War Relief Drive. A box for the drive will be put in the lower hall of Draper next week. Everyone is urged to make as many old clothes contributions as possible, and they will be utilized for R u s sian relief. Pepsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N. Y, Bottled locally by Franchised Bottlers. &?z*T*r> *TATC COLLEGE FOA TEACHERS STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1943 PAGE 4 State, Milne Seniors Meet In Basketball Game Today Potter Club Takes Sports Basketball Title Chatter Pete In Intramural Loop Marchetta It seems as if I n t r a m u r a l Council missed the well k n o w n boat in r e gards to a bowling league. There has been talk about starting a league since last December, but a p parently it was just talk and no action. The starting date was postponed so many times that now it's too late in the season to begin. P e r h a p s the uncertainty of a call to active duty h a d created an I - d o n ' t - c a r e attitude, but if the league had been started when it was first proposed, it would have been completed by now. The t e n sion due to uncertainty among the reservists is great. Some of this tension can be relieved by participating in organized sports. Sports for Diversion Now that the ERC are going there will probably be a tendency to drop softball from the Intramural p r o gram. We hope that this will not happen. However, if the number of participants necessitates the abandoning of a softball league, I n t r a m u r a l Council or whoever is left should attempt to have some sort of organized sports. Tennis, ping-pong and horsehoe tournaments should be arranged so that the men who are still here may have a diversion from the u n c e r tainty of active duty in the services and from the memories of their school chums who have already left. In winning the intramural b a s ketball championship, Potter Club showed that it was in a class by itself as it handily defeated all but one of its opponents. This lone d e feat, at the hands of KB, was a closely fought contest in which the dorm fraternity played its best ball of the season to earn the win. High Scoring Quintet In the second round, however, Potter moved at a fast clip, scoring at will against most teams. In no game in this half were they ever pressed. With Evans and Kiley taking pop shots, Gipp, hook shots, and Singer dropping them in under the basket, the State Street champs had a high scoring combination. Their attack was r o u n d e d out with a deft under the basket passing attack which played havoc with their opponents zone. Potter is now in possession of the intramural football, basketball and bowling trophies. The Ramblers have the fourth (softball), having won it last spring. Sportsmanship Although not very high in the race, in our estimation SLS also won a championship, that of having the most sportsmanlike team. While other players yelled and griped whenever the referee culled one against them, (most of the times the referee was in the right), the SLS boys took the adverse decisions with a smile or shrug of the shoulders and kept on playing, Apparently they realized that referees are not infallible, especially student referees that we have here. Others neglected this fact and e x pected every game to be called perfectly. We do not wish to justify the mistakes of the referees, for they made many, but rather we would like to see these mistakes taken in a sportsmanlike manner because after all, sportsmanship is the real objective in every athletic event. Chump to Play Champ In Ping-Pong Tourney During the past week Potter Club became the indisputable champs of the intramural basketball loop. As a result, they will gain possession of the trophy now held by College House and will retain it until a n other season is completed. Other positions are uncertain to date as several games are yet to be played. Last Thursday K B eliminated Potter's last possible opponent when they handed the Ramblers their third straight defeat. K B took an early lead and were out ahead 14-7 at the intermission before going on to win 31-23. The losers were u n able to click offensively or defensively. Scoring honors went to Rabineau with 10 and Dingman with 17. Earlier in the evening KDR scored an easy victory over SLS as both teams played with four men. SLS closely pressed the victors d u r ing the first half, but were unable STANDINGS Potter Ramblers KB Finks KDR SLS Dorm WEDNESDAY Won 10 7 7 5 4 2 2 D'B'C Continues Winning Streak Basketball again this week held the limelight in the girls' sport world. In the league games on Wednesday night Moreland was d e feated by D - B - C , BZ went down to Psi Gam while on Monday Psi Gam bowed to Wren. Monday's game was u scoring spree with Psi Gam coming out on the short end of a 39-32 tally. For the first time in the league a player was put out on fouls making it necessary for Psi Gam to finish the game with only 5 players. LEAGUE STANDINGS Won D-B-C 5 Cooper 3 Newman 3 Wren 3 Moreland 2 I'si Gamma I Beta Zeta 0 Lost 0 1 I 2 3 5 5 On Wednesday, the first game saw D-B-C triumph fas usual) over the Moreland six. The winners held their opponents scoreless until the second half when Weaver put in ;i foul shot to save Moreland from a shutout The game ended with the score of 8-1. Sometimes life seems very futile. This is one of those times. I r e m e m b e r that w h e n I was a freshman, I thought it would be g r a n d to have a column of my own. Now I've got one and w h a t good does it do me? Absolutely none. Can I write w h a t I please? No. Can I hand down gems of wisdom and wit and deal with history and life at State in the m a n n e r of David Slavin? Certainly I can't. Me, I can only relate the doings of WAA and its athletic m e m b e r s . Can I go blithly along the path of H e r b Leneker. m a k i n g enemies and losing friends with my verbal shafts? I can only say that the winter sports season is about to reach, has reached, or has passed its height. Can I sneak in a plug now and then for F o r u m , my favorite organization? I hate to think what Pete and David would say if they found a n y t h i n g unathletic in the column. And the thing that really hurts is that they would be justified. Nothing New It's not that I dislike writing about sports; it's j u s t that there's pracically nothing new to say about them. You write the story once and then you say the same thing about another team the next week and then the n e x t year you begin all over again. More has been said in the same vein by the Assistant Woman's Sports Editor, Margo Byrne. "I have become a cliche expert as you have probably observed by this time, if you are the observing type (and if you a r e n ' t you should be and had better m e n d your w a y s ) . In saying that one team defeated another in leu different places on the same page and still incorporate a m e a s u r e of variety, I have r e course to the series, beat, won, conquered, downed, cowed, was victorious over, licked, overcame, o u t fought, t r i u m p h e d over, etc. I r e sort to horrible makeshifts such as hoopsters. kegler, raqueteer, loopster. 1 1 1 . • • • • • • • i — When the State five comes c h a r g ing on the floor they will be led by "stocky" Art Flax, ace player a n d two year letter man. Right behind him will be "Big Ed" Reed, Moose Gerber (three year letter m a n ) , Howie Lynch, Leo Flax, Hal Singer and Gene Guarino. This will be a close and exciting game, so may the best team win and to the Red Cross goes the spoils. I - M Benefit Game Tuesday An all-star squad composed of two m e m b e r s from every league will meet Potter Club Tuesday night in a charity game for the benefit of War Council. The price will be in the neighborhood of ten cents. Bowling Tourney This week m a r k s the final week of the women's t o u r n a m e n t . In one of the final series of matches played last Tuesday, Psi Gamma defeated Moreland Hall, and Gamma Kappa beat Cooper House in the first games of their matches. The final games of this series will be completed by this afternoon. Yesterday, Kappa Delta bowled an u n completed match against Phi Delta. This match will also be finished this afternoon. D I A L 5-1913 BOULEVARD CAFETERIA Try Our Businessman's Lunch 60c. ALBANY, N. Y. »<it T«t W* Western and Quail 15c a Game for School League From !):00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. "You probably read that in your newspaper a while ago. That war correspondent found how our f i g h t i n g men e v e r y w h e r e w a n t Cocu-Cola. It must have something special to be the favorite o f the fighting forces. There's taste you don't find anywhere this side of Coca-Cola, itself. And there's that welcome feel of refreshment that goes into energy. Take it from me, Coke is g o o d . " BOTUSD UNDtR AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COIA COMPANY BY ALBANY COCA-COLA COMPANY 226 North Allen St. Albany, N. Y. VOL. XXVII. NO. 22 'College of the Empire State, Mother: of an Army Great' And So Begins The Alma Mater Canteen Theme For Dorm Formal Collins will Syncopate A t Pierce Hall Dance Draper Hall—Administration From Normal School to College: State's Achievement in 100 Years In December 18, 1844, twenty-nine men and women entered State Normal School as the first class. They entered a school which consisted of a rehabilitated depot building where the students did their own janitor work, for a fee. When the class graduated the n e x t August as the class of 1845, attendance at the school had risen to over 100. The student at State Normal School before the Civil War went lo a school where there were The Second Service Command "separate entrances for the sexes" called the following State College and where a "young man could be ERC's lo active d u t y : expelled for peristing in breaking Reporting to C a m p U p t o n, the rule which prohibits gentlemen Wednesday, March 3], will be o| the school from 'ailing upon Arthur Flax, Leo Flax, Howard young ladies of the same after 0 Lynch, Edward Reed, and David i'. M." Slavin, Seniors; Bernard Bernhardt, Students in Civil War Vilo Brenni, Arthur Cornwell, During the Civil War, 179 stuGraham Duncan, Leonard Freed dents marched away to war, most maii, Etlore Gradoni, Joseph Higin a State College company headed gins, Avrom Koblenz, Henry R u by two professors. A plaque in back, Bernard Skolsky, Gilbert honor of those who died hangs in Snyder, Alan Stone, and Warren the rotunda of Draper Hall. Walker, Juniors; Harry Baden, The Class of 1891 was the last Richard Beach, J. Michael Hippick, to complete the Normal School Max Braun, and Donald Walsh, course fur then after students were Sophomores; and Joseph Harder, graduates of a State Normal College, Harry Lazer, Robert Rubenstein, This change was due in a large part and Richard Zeller, freshmen. lu the efforts of William J. Milne, Simultaneously reporting to Fort wliu became principal of the school Niagara will be Herbert Leneker, in I88'J. With its new status the Normal College began to take on and Rolf Toepfer, Seniors; Raymond some of n , present characteristics. Verrey, '44; and John Donley, and The nucleus lor the present sorori.billies VallDetta, Sophomores. ties and fraternities, clubs and p u b In order thai everyone will get lo Upton together, the men from lications was born. But the really the Albany area have decided to important changes came in the leave on the !t.:i2 A . M . train from acadi mic program, Stale Normal Albany. College was really growing up. ll became the institution from which All the Stale College men are New Yoik Stale drew its secondary planning lo meet at the Information school teachers and in conjunction Desk of the main level of Grand with this new advance the admisCentral Station al 12:'M P. IVI. In sion requirements were raised. case the Albany train is late in Stale Normal College became a p r o . arriving at Grand Central, everyone I'ossional college. is in wail lor lhal iniin before leavFirs) Four- W a r ( l a s s ing for Upton. Mm Ihi' acme was nol yet reached. Sull no! saiislied wilh the training 100lli anniversary next year, 11)44, and degrees offered, Dr. Andrew ii can look back on a century of Sloan Draper, then Commissioner steady advancement The prevent of Education, further enlarged the sludeiil mi whom the State expends program so lhal by II10H the first $450 yearly, who is ollered the valour-yeai class was graduated and iled extra-class and academic proStale Normal College became an gram ol the College, who ran claim institution solely for the training of ,iii equal looting wilh any student secondary school teachers. from the linger universities and The school had reached lull colcolleges in the country has a k i n legiale status, one equipped to train ship with those liisl students who secondary school teachers in both entered a Stale Normal School liberal arls and pedagogics. It only which consisted of one dclapidated remained for the Moard of Kegcnls building of loin recitation rooms, a in IIJI4 lo designate the college at lecture loom and an "nparlmenl for the New York State College for library and apparatus," and oil Teachers, wilh the authority lo whom the Stale was willing to gialll baccalaureate and mastei's spend $45 yearly lo teach them how degrees. to teach others. The physical d i | Thus when New York Stale Colferences are evident, but the goal lege lor Teachers celebrates its still remains the same. Army Reservists R SPRING ISSUE 1844-1944-—Time marches on and Slate College has marched with it. It has inarched on from an idea lo a reality, from a small beginning to an ever-growing and developing institution, RICES ALLEYS iilestnn at Quail ' Pts 20 9 9 8 8 7 7 Psi G a m m a Cooper House K a p p a Delta N e w m a n Hall Gamma Kappa Phi Delta Moreland Hall But enough of this meaningless chattel', I must go back to the business of this column. The WAA winter sports season is rolling along and reached its height last Friday with its s u p e r - d o o p e r tops Sports Spree. Atmosphere z 443 L E A G U E STANDINGS G E O R G E I). J E O N E Y , P r o p . 198-200 Central Avenue ALBANY, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1943 The WAA bowling t o u r n a m e n t is now in its last week, and it seems t h a t Psi G a m m a is the uncontested winner, having a lead of 11 points over its nearest competitors, Cooper House and Kappa Delta. Psi Gam has 20 points, as compared to the 9 points earned by the other two teams. It is interesting to note that Psi G a m m a has lost only one game of the many played. Since I have been in the sports d e p a r l m e n t , I have watched the .stifling of my originality, the m u r der of my initiative. Occasionally they come to the surface with d y ing cries, but relentlessly, I push them down. With a firm hund I smother their dying struggles. I'm an intellectual dead end kid. In a Friendly, Comfortable \JL T h e proceeds of this game will go to the local chapter of Red Cross. Leading the Milne cagers will be tall, rangy Hal G a m e , recently s e lected All-Albany. He will be flanked by such stalwarts as DeMoss (leading scorer of Milne this y e a r ) , Edick, Swartz, Culp, Soper, Mitchell, Holmes and Casner. NEWS Repetition'.' Occasionally when I'm typing my assignment, I say to myself, "Didn't I just finish this story? But no, that was last week." With a realization (jf the utter futility of it all, I consider that 1 might be, in fact will be, doing the same story a year from now. At this point 1 scream loudly. GOOD FOOD She will play the " c h u m p " to determine this y e a r ' s feminine ping-pong champion of State College. Those who will battle it out for the title of '•(.•hump" are J e a n n e Mullin, Claire Schwartz, Sylvia Borok and Nora Giavelli. They are all e x p e r t players, anyone of whom is capable of giving the "champ" a h a r d battle for the title. Kit H e r d m a n was victor in the t o u r n a m e n t last year, one of WAA's most successful activities. Lost 1 4 4 6 7 7 8 to overcome a 22-17 deficit and came out on the short end of a 4433 score. Beach led the scoring with 16 while Ashworth garnered 14. Monday eve the Finks took a close win over the Dorm quintet. The cellar gang tried h a r d to break their losing streak and held the lead at several points, but saw their 14-12 halftime advantage disappear in the final Kink drive and fell on the short end of a 30-26 score. "Irish" O'Leary was "red hot" for the winners with 14, while Chillemi and Gillan each garnered 10. Tuesday Potter gained its tenth victory as they overcame the Finks 45-32. The league leaders had little trouble controlling the play and stayed out in front throughout. They led after two periods of play 24-16. Gipp and Evans scored 14 and 10 while Tucker p u t in 8. Lore K u h n defeated Jeanne MuJlin in a fust and skillful game to become the "champ" in the WAA ping-pong tourney. This afternoon, at 3:30 P . M . the Milne Seniors will tangle with the S t a t e College Seniors in Page Hall. T h e price of admission will be 30 cents per head. Psi Gam Leads Called to Duty O f State College Spring Formal, one of the dorm's social highlights, climaxes the season of Pierce Hall dances tomorrow night in the Ingle Room. For the second lime Ibis year, Bernic Collins, RPI and St. Rose favorite will lead the way in gay and colorful patterns. From 9 P. M. to 1 A. M. couples will celebrate the close of the "Golden Era" when men were men and not 1A. The theme of the dance, in step with the ERC's will be a P i e c e Canteen. To create a martial a t mosphere, the universal if not popular one al the moment, creative freshmen will bang gayly-colored (lags and banners. Programs will also bear out the theme. Charming canteen hostess will be Eunice Baird, who will greet the guests as they arrive. Two special features will highlight the dance. Enticement n u m ber one will be informal dress, a custome inaugurated last year at the request of comfor-loving miles. Second and spotlighted feature of the evening will be the talent show, copied from the famous Stage Door Canteen, where actors and artists stroll leisurely in at odd hours to entertain the soldiers with their sparkling wit and personality. Committees for the dance are as follows: Evelyn P u t n a m , house; Mary Sanderson, decorations; Erma Olmstead, refreshments; Audrey Cushman, orchestra; Vera Willard, programs; and Marie Soule, c h a p erones. Guests will be Dr. and Mrs. Sayles, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs, Paul Bulger, and Mrs. Bertha Brimmer. Vacation Begins Thursday Dr. Milton G. Nelson, Dean of the College, has announced thai Spring vacation will begin on noon, T h u r s day, April 1, and will end Monday, April VI, at 8 A. M. Dr. John M. Sayles President of the College Entrance Requirements For the degree of Bachelor of Arts, sixteen units of approved secondary school work arc required. English four years must have been completed satisfactorily, and the remaining twelve units should be divided among foreign language, mathematics, science, or social studies. Requirements for the d e gree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce are the same as above, or the academic diploma in commercial subjects as prescribed by the Stale Board of Regents. There in no tuition for students at Stale. The only expenses are for board and room, session fees, laboratory fees, student tax, and books. Those desiring to earn part of their expenses will find many opportunities to do so, For majors in any subject save Commerce, five years of preparation are necessary in order to receive a teaching certificate. For further information, write to the Editor, STATE COI I.KCK NEWS, Albany, New York. Many a Senior's Heart 7humps When SEB Sends Out SOS's "Will Miss Smith report immediately lo the S t u d e n t Employment Bureau?" The professor whose calculus class had been interrupted finished leading the note and handed it to Miss Smith who tried In control her knocking knees. Was it a lead" Was il an interview wilh a superintendent or a principal'.' She grubbed her books and ran headlong through the halls to the Milne practice school and to the employment oilice on the first Hour. Mr. Bulger, Director of the Bureau, met her al the door, led her into ihe inner oilice, and introduced her in Mr. lionising, principal of a cenlrali/.cd school ill a town along the Mohawk River. He wasn't an ogre ulter all. lie had friendly eyes and a cheerful smile. He asked Miss Smith about her major s u b jects, how she liked practice teaching, and about her e x t r a - c u r r i c u l a r activities. He explained that there was a math-science position open in his school and showed her pictures of a large, modern building, surrounded by tennis courts and an athletic field, Before Miss Smith left the oilice she had been ollered a position lo teach live classes a day at $1500 a year. What is the SEB? it's a college employment agency which assists in placing seniors, g r a d u a t e students, and former students in leaching positions and in other Holds for which the bureau may r e ceive calls. The only charge is a $5 registration lee, bill the student who is placed by the bureau saves between $10(1 and $150 by being r e lieved of registering wilh a commercial agency. This year many of the students have already been placed in some ol the best schools of the state. Those placed will obtain temporary certilicales, while others plan lo r e turn In complete their fifth year. !)H' , of the servicemen have indicated thai they wish their folders curried on by the SEB, since they want to return to leaching after the war. For those who have been placed Ibis year the average salary for beginning teachers is $1400 or $1500. It's a friendly place we have here at State College and, like bread cast upon the waters, a little friendliness will be repaid thousand-fold. State, like any other place in the world or like the world itself, is just what you make it. Come prepared to make friends and you will find them. Come with a chip on your shoulder and someone will knock it off. But the students at State will do more than meet you half way. Each and every person is given a chance to find his niche, to discover the circle he is happiest in, to do that task for which he feels himself best suited. Sex, race, r e ligion, or creed are no barriers. Each is given his chance, and nol only do the fittest survive, but the weakest are aided and made more fit. State is what you m a k e it. Thou the moulder of our Fate Thee we sing today New theories of education place the teacher in the classroom as a guide and mentor r a t h e r than a jailer. Thus is the classroom r e organized and democratized. State College shows it believes in these theories by allowing the students almost complete freedom in their own governmental affairs and in the running of their own organizations. What better practice for Democracy in the Classroom? A n d as for new theories, we practice them all, from the new Socisfl^Studies program to six-man football. Thine' the hand with clasp so strong Holding tho' the years be long If it's fun you're looking for, we've got plenty of it here. You can dance in the Commons, take part in rivalry games, go out for sports, eat, drink or be merry. And fellows, there's a ratio here, too, It used to be 4 to I (that is, four women to one man) though at the present time circumstances beyond our control have increased the ratio. Dormitory life is fun, too. You can always find someone ;n your group house who thinks as you do, and who is interested in the same things you are. Then there are "bull sessions" and then some more "bull sessions." Thou tlie burden of our song Thee ire sing today. What's more, State College is a practical place. Is that a funny thing lo say about a college? It shouldn't lie. They actually teach you things you can use after you graduate, and also give you a license to teach these things. Classes are fun to go lo; there's a variety of extra-class activities, enough to take care of any person wilh any range of interests; there are many entertainments; (Albany is an interesting place). There is a social life worth talking about. What more can one expect from a college? State Fully A c c r e d i t e d A student from State College is accepted for transfer or graduate work on the sume basis as a g r a d u ate of any other first class college in the United Slates, it has been given full approval by such accrediting associations as the Association of American Universities, the Middle Stales Association of Colleges, und the American Association of Teachers' Colleges.