PAGE « STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 86, 1943 Li:.-;•..••..'. r Dime Tour Shows Albany As City of Progress,History Many Interesting Points Dot Map of Capital City All aboard, folks! Only five m i n utes till tour time. S e e Albany, the capital of N e w York State a n d the home of State College, All aboard! On the left is the waterfront with its sluggish barges a n d faster s t e a m ers. Anyone here from Kingston? There's the night boat tied u p a t the dock. T h e narrow, brick streets that wind u p to the heart of the city have an ancient flavor that leads back to the memory of William H e n r y Hudson and the Dutch settlers. Shopping Center And now, folks, the main s h o p ping center. There's the Strand Theater where "Air Force" is playing a n d h e r e a r e Whitney's a n d Myers, two of the largest d e p a r t ment stores. No, the bus driver can't stop this time, girls. The Ten Eyck Hotel, famous for the music from the Flag Room. Try it next Saturday night. Here is the steep hill leading u p to the Capitol. There it is, the home of the State Legislature, with its long approach of steps that lead to the ornate, granite building which covers three acres. Yes, the Monday night sessions a r e open to t h e public. One might even see the Governor walking down the famous million dollar staircase which is lighted by an immense, glazed dome and a cluster of lights. In back, connected by an u n d e r g r o u n d t u n nel, the State Office Building towers 33 stories into the air. On the right the State Education Building, with its graceful, Grecian columns. Yes, that's where the Regents papers are corrected. Visit the State Library here, one of t h e largest in the country. Visit the museum on the fifth floor with its dinosaurs, tree fossils, and lifelike scenes depicting the daily toils of the Indians of the Five Nations. No, not real Indians, just wax. On the street floor is Chancellors Hall, the largest auditorium in the city, where Vincent Sheean and T h o r n ton Wilder have spoken and where the Albany Symphony Orchestra presents many of its concerts. Intramural— (Continued from page 5, column 4) lone basket in the extra period to gain the nod. The completion of this sport may see the activities of I n t r a m u r a l Council curtailed somewhat for the duration d u e to the decrease in male students, b u t its past p e r formances cannot be dimmed by what m a y come in the future. B e fore ex-Coach Goeway inaugurated this new athletic program in 1935, such sport events h a d been in the hands of an intramural manager. The increased d e m a n d for contests among the various groups on c a m pus soon made this a r r a n g e m e n t too burdensome. Under the n e w plan I n t r a m u r a l Council was formed. The first officers were elected at large, but, under the present organization, each team represented in the loop appoints a member a n d from these the officers are selected. The Council receives funds each year from the Student Association through MAA and, with this money, has provided an athletic program well appreciated by those who do not play varsity sports. At present it sponsors loops in football, basketball, bowling and Softball a n d gives a w a r d s to the outstanding players of the year. In the past it has held leagues in baseball, swimming, volleyball, tennis, badminton and other sports when the demand was great enough. It has also sponsored inter-class events. Its importance cannot be stressed too much for it provides a program which reaches almost every male in (he school. Dorms at State . ( . - , . ' 21* State Built by Alumni "2-9612 please." That's the most popular n u m b e r in t h e telephone directory of State College. It'll get you a n y one of 100 intelligent or beautiful girls, maybe even both. For it's Pierce Hall, the classic Colonial building, which is the center of g r o u p life, an essential and integral part of our life here at State. It's impossible to forget our brother across the way — Sayles Hall. These two buildings, separated by a playing field a n d a Greek theatre, form as attractive a q u a d rangle as can be found in any easte r n college. $300,000 was required to build each d o r m and it was a proud day, indeed, for Doctor Sayles, "Dean A n n i e " (Former Dean A n n a E. Pierce) a n d the whole college when t h e cornerstone for the second building was laid and the realization of a d r e a m had been made possible by the generous contributions of a loyal alumni. No dormite will ever forget the "bull sessions" at midnight or the tearing out of bed a t nine for a 9:10 class, chatting with the housemother or the "housefather", hammering one's t h u m b while decorating the Ingle Room for a big dance, sleeping in Brubacher Lounge with a good book—these a r e memories that will linger long after the "log of zero" is forgotten. c. Z-443 Forum to Back Sayles Hall, Men's Residence Hall, 3 blocks west of t h e C a m p u s Best of Luck to Our ERC's G E O R G E I). J E O N E Y , P r o p . D I A L 5-1913 BOULEVARD CAFETERIA Try Our Businessman's Lunch 60c. 198-200 Central Avenue ALBANY, N. Y. P. LOWRY cJTVlyers JEWELER 2 3 £ t CENTRAL AVE. A L B A N Y , N. Y. Admission to the dance will be in the form of old clothes. In a d d i tion to the regular dancing, there will be games and s q u a r e dancing. Harold Goldstein, '45, is in charge of the e n t e r t a i n m e n t which is to be a mixture of vodka and "Kazatsky." Refreshments will be served also. Dr. Louis C. Jones, A s i s t a n t Professor of English, is lending his collection of Russian Cossack a n d folk songs to blend in with the e v e ning's atmosphere. Radio Broadcast Tuesday afternoon at 3:15 over WABY, a "Letter to Russia" was presented by a cast consisting e n tirely of State College students. Those who took part were Morris Gerber, '43, and Trece Aney, Lois Hampel, Fred Shoemaker, J a m e s McFeeley, and Vera Willard, J u n iors. The program was broadcast under the auspices of the City and County War Council to promote the Old Clothes Drive t h r o u g h o u t this area. Milne High School will collaborate with State in this activity. The high school campaign is u n d e r the supervision of the Milne War C o u n cil. Today's tour must end on the outskirts of the city. In the distance tower the Helderbcrg Mountains, with Thatcher Park, picnic grounds, ski trails, and the Indian Ladder Path. Want to go'.' You bring the gas. 'Edna' Leaves Annex Since vacation, a change has been made in the Annex personnel. Mrs. M. Philpot lias been made manager to replace Miss Edna Wasserbach who now holds a position with t h e State Department of Audit and C o n trol. BOWL AT T H E PLAYDIUM BANNER STRIPES FOR SPRING ONTARIO—PARK AVE. Where All State Students Meet for Good Howling, Good Eoiid 4.98 8-0015 LEVIN'S llllglll mill's (1111111.111111111 Gift & Greeting Card Shop l.llgv lni |lll \olll \illll i l i s l m i 11\ ( (I.Ilk llj^lll i.nwil EASTER ,l||(l wiinil |ll|'lll\ ll,lines. (ll i <ist m i l l ' s Mlllllllll I ,11 I \ illjl lllllll'IU' Niit'U ALBANY COCA-COLA COMPANY 226 North Allen St. Albany, N. Y. IIIHlllv llumth. N|Ul l \ \l, Willi lilU'il, CARDS A N D GIFTS BCmUD UNDCK AUlHOKIlr Of l i l t COCA COIA COMPANY BV . . l i l i e s . . I l r III I n , n i l il III In i ^ l i l l u l l l l l l l l . i l li l l l i i l l l l l l l . l l l l r L A R G E SELECTION OF ALBANY, N Y. The "grand finale" of the Old Clothes Drive for Russian W a r R e lief will be a Forum-sponsored dance Friday evening, May 7, in t h e Commons from 9 P. M. until m i d night. Drive a Success The Old Clothes Drive h a s a l ready brought vast results. In a d dition to a h u g e box in lower Draper, three large boxes have already been filled a t different group houses. Sunna Cooper, '45, Chairman, says, "The Drive so far has been most successful. We've had swell cooperation. If this keeps up I won't be surprised if we'll need a special ship to carry all of State's 'old clothes' to the U.S.S.R." Miss Cooper also requests that "all group house presidents, who have not already done so, please start immediately their own little individual campaign in their own house." Assisting on the committee are Agnes Wiilett, '45, and Marion B e u tow, '46. And now Washington Park. If it were w a r m e r there might be some State students strolling over the live miles of elm and maple shaded drives, playing tennis or boating in the lake. 2 2 7 C E N T R A L AVE. Friday, May 7 Entertainment W i l l Close Russian Clothes Drive Art Institute Up the street is the Albany Institute of History and Art, complete with collections of painting, s c u l p ture and photography. 8-0021 War Aid Dance Hi | i l l let I I Ill'Nf iiilui l u I I I I M Mill I \ inside l|llill»s oneqe ews ALBANY, NEW YORK, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1943 Pierce Is Not Dormant; Girls Plan Fun Frolic "Psst . . .hey, have you got a date tonight? You haven't? . . . Uh, well, uh, neither have I." That's how the whole thing started. With all those empty evenings—no Black Market on men, you know—the Pierce Hall gals just had to cook u p s o m e thing to do. The whole conference was con ducted with the utmost secrecy, but it has leaked out that the dorm is planning a major c a m paign to assist both themselves and the war effort. J u s t what form this contribution will assume is not certain as yet, b u t it has been reported simuelaneausly that it will be a circus, a revue, a varsity show, and a minstrel. Take your pick, for whatever goes, the college is promised a full evening of fun and frolic. It is also rumored that the admission fee will be a mere war stamp. All the p r o ceeds go to WAC. Election Speeches Set for Assem bly This morning's assembly program will be devoted to campaign speeches of the candidates for Student Association offices and their managers. Carolyn Burrows, '43, Chairman of Election Commission, will introduce the speakers. The speeches will be limited to two minutes for the candidates and one minute for the campaign m a n agers. Bert Kiley and Patricia Latimer, Juniors, will seek the position of S t u d e n t Association President. Candidates for the Vice-Presidency include Peggy Dee, Nora Giavelli, Harold Goldstein, Ruth Mines, Barbara Putnam, and Leah Tischler, Sophomores. Freshmen campaigning for the ollice of Secretary-Treasurer are Pauline Cloven, Rosann Hayden, Elizabeth I. McGrath, Marie S c u d der, Esther Ulal, and Lynne Wolf. Voting will take place in the Commons on Monday and Tuescday. First revotes will be held next Thursday, and if necessary, a second term of revoting will be held April 2(i and 27. The results of (he election will be announced on Moving Up Day, as well as class and organization elections. All election results must be placed in the Myskania mail box before April 28. Class elections are scheduled for Thursday. The nominations which were made this week at class meetings may be supplemented by written notes to Myskania until 3:30 P. M. Wednesday. There will be a special Senior class meeting today to nominate class day speakers. ERC's Bid Farewell to Gang; College Applauds 'Gondoliers' A t Opening Night Presentation Wil cox Suceeds Despite Present Man-Shortage T H E GONDOLIERS CAST as seen in t h e grand finale of t h e first night / J, performance in t h e Page Hall audit orium. ''" ° ''•' A '"" v ''" Lovenheim Contest Annual Leah Lovenheim w r i t ing contest rules have been r e vised this year so that three prizes will be awarded. For t h e best poem there will be a $13 a w a r d ; for the best short story, a five dollar prize; for the w i n ning essay, another five dollar a w a r d . All u n d e r g r a d u a t e s m a y submit entries in one or all of these divisions. May 3 is t h e deadline. Finance Board to Check Organization Budgets The new resolutions concerning budget reform which w e r e passed in Assembly several w e e k s ago a r e now being put into motion by Finance Board. T h e college o r g a n izations have been asked to h a n d into the Board their tentative budgets for the year. Those line budgets, which cannot contain a n y abstract items such as "miscellaneous" will be reviewed by Finance Board and Student Council before being b r o u g h t before S t u d e n t Association in Assembly, April 30. As far as can be ascertained now no raise in the student tax will be necessary. This is possible because certain items in the budget, such as MAA—heretofore fairly large, will be lowered because of c u r r e n t conditions. The Board is figuring this year's budget on the basis of 800 students matriculating next year. Finance Board at present consists of six members, four of whom a r e students and two faculty. LeaveMemories,Friends By Edna Marsh Scene: Publications Ollice s o m e lime prior to 3:30 P. M. Friday, March 2(5, 1943. I never had time for a full appreciation of the charms of State women. II I only had it to do over again." Characters: All ihe little ERC's who just not "greetings" from the President. Curtain: It's still the same old P.O There's a dozen coke bottles in lite corner, and the air is unfit fur human consumption. But the atmosphere is different it's the last day lor the ERC's and all that " u n finished business'' must be finished today. Here's one of the principals, the "buss" himself He's silting at his desk, fondly gazing at a faded posy. "This was All-State" lie sighs. The Sophomore Desk Editors can have this to remember me by." His other treasures, a luck of hair, an old pair of sneakers, and a French novel, are delegated to the Board. H e sighs again. "There's only one thing I regret," he suys, "and that is thut There is a wild shout front over in the corner. That's Leneker. "I've Hot it," he shouts, "I've got it " "Got what'.'" says Slavin, "that cigarette bull you were looking for?" "1 have made my last enemy," a n nounces Herb triumphantly, our little "V" buy to the end. "Boy, this crack is ti wow." They were interrupted by the arrival of a wild-looking individual who staggers in and falls ill a chair. "Geo, Skulsky, what's the matter with you," solicitously inquires a Sophomore Desk Editor who thinks now that the poor guy's going he can all'ord to bo nice to him. Bernie groans. "To me it has to happen. Four beautiful women beg me lo take them out this weekend. All last night I lay awake trying to d e cide which one I um going to fuvor. VOL. XXVII. NO. 83 Was anyone ever pursued by women like m e ? " 'You jusl don't know bow to m a n age it," says a masculine voice which sounds as if it is coming from u n d e r a huge pile of clothes. " W h o said that'.'" says Bernie, starting up, "I do not sec a n y b o d y " "Get oil girls," says J. Michael Hippick, shaking himself loose from seven girls in whom he has been crooning thai lender love ballad "I'll be down in gel you m a pushcart Becky." Soon the lour gather with the group outside the P.O. 32 rookies all Wondering how they ever gul out of IK . . . T h e last good-byes are said, the last kisses kissed. T h e girls stand around in hushed groups waiting for the last pearls of w i s dom to fall from the mouth of men. It is Leneker who speaks. "Apres nous," lie says, "stagnation." End of scene one. End of act one. End of play. A . D . Schedules Play for May 21 "A new experience" is what A d vanced Dramatics students say will be in store for Slate College on F r i day, May 21, in Page Hall A u d i t o r ium, when the A.D. students will present their annual spring p r o d u c tion, which is this year, Ladies in Retirement by Percy and Denham. The cast, which as usual is made up exclusively from Advanced Dramatics classes, includes Rhona Ryan, Trece Aney, Lois Hampel, Mary Studebaker, Marjorie Breuing, and H a r o l d Ashworth, Juniors. Another character, which will a p pear in body b u t not in the flesh is an Old Dutch Oven which will rival its h u m a n counterparts for the audiences' attention. Miss Agnes E. F u t t e r e r , Assistant Professor of English, is directing the play. Horror Melodrama The play is a horror melodrama and its cast of m a d or eccentric characters finds the inspiration for the mood of the play in its setting of a late Victorian household of three maiden ladies. The weird a t mosphere will be a decided contrast to more recent final productions. Last year's, T h e Royal Family, offers an unusual comparison to this play. Ollicially called a "niclodrama", the plot involves three maiden sisters. Two sisters are mad and Ihe other is a murderess. Miss Aney plays the pail of the murderess. The play has been a success on Broadway, on the road and in the movies. Flora Robson made the stage play a hit while Ida Lupino played the same part in the movie version. The cast will give a special dress rehearsal performance for the Army un Thursday, May 20, previous to its regular performance on Friday, May 21. At tile regular production admission will lie by student tax ticket. Pcd Calls (or Snapshots Jean Tracy, '13, Editor-in-chief ul' the Pedciyuyiie has put in a call lor snapshots of all students activities. Because of ihe shortage of film this scar, it is urgent fur everyone who has pictures lo submit them Students arc asked to cooperate by pulling thcii snapshot contributions in the /'ediii/oi/iic mail box. All types of informal photos arc acceptable. This includes snapshots of not only e x t r a - c u r r i c u l a r activities but also social functions. Miss Tracey says, " T h e more candid s l u t s we get the more interesting y e a r book we'll have." Repetitions of last night's performance of The Gondoliers will be offered tonight in Page Hall a t 8:30 P. M. a n d at a television broadcast over Station WRGB of Schenectady at a date yet to be determined. As evidenced by curtain calls, laughs, and encores, the Operatic Society's showing of last night was received with enthusiasm. With the shortage of available male talent as a handicap, Dr. H. Frederick T. Candlyn, Assistant P r o fessor of Music, and S t u d e n t Director Nancy Jane Wilcox, h a d an even more difficult task than c o - w o r k e r s of former years. By casting women as gondoliers in the Gilbert a n d Sullivan operetta and by injecting humorous references to the present war conditions into the dialogue a n d songs, Dr. Candlyn and Miss Wilcox overcame their troubles. McAllister Scores Again Veteran Jean MacAllister, '43, plays her third consecutive lead role on the State College stage as Casilda, a maiden who is in love with h e r father's attendant b u t w h o h a d been promised in infancy as the wife of the son of the king of B a r a tarla. H e r lover is portrayed by Verne Marshall, '43, w h o was a minor lead in the 1941 presentation of HMS Pinajore. A newcomer to operetta a n d a veteran of D and A productions is James McFeeley, '44, who plays the Duke of Plaza-Toro, father of C a silda. Mary D. Alden, '45, as the Duchess is in her first operatic lead. State (Hi-ad Imported Returning to Stale, David K r o man, '39, did an outstanding p e r formance last night in h i s role of Don Alhambra Del Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor, Mr. Kroman, a member of Advanced Dramatics and Music Council while in college, is a teacher in Schenectady. Earle Snow and Roderick Fraser, Juniors, as two gondoliers, a d d complication to the story; one of the two is presumed to be the searched-lor husband of Casilda, and both are married. Their wives are played by Agnes Young, '4G, and Jean Chapman, '45. The cast also includes Walter Grzywacz and Elizabeth Combs, Seniors, J a n e Soulhwick, '44, Barbara P u t n a m and J a n e t Donahue, Sophomores, and Waldemar Block, '45. Shirley Wuiz, '43, is in charge of sets fur the production. The first act backdrop was designed by Sally Richards and Georgia Hardsety, Juniors. Julia Gorman, '43, was second act designer. P O P Elects Seventeen W o m e n to Membership I'i Omega Pi, honorary commerce fraternity, installed its new m e m bers last night at a banquet at H e r bert's. The members, chosen front the class of '44 on a basis of scholarship and interest, include Edith Beard, Adelia Bucei, Madura Daily, Helen Elgin, Teresa Frank, Ruth Friedmall, Ettore Lirundoni, Lillian Gross, Jean Hoffman, Mary Manion, K a t h arine Lyons, Evelyn McGowan, Winifred Morris, J e a n e t t e Shay, Ada Snyder, Dorothy Townsend, and Elizabeth Williams. Mr. Harrison M. Tcrwilhgcr, A s sistant Piufe.-sur of the Commerce Department, was also installed. Pi Omega Pi is planning to issue its own publication, T h e Pi O m e gian. in May, It is to lie a booklet on commercial education a n d progress in the field of business. STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY APRIL 16, 1943 PAGES Gay 'Gondoliers STATE COLLEGE NEWS Established May, 1916 by the Class of 1918 No. 23 F r i d a y , April 16, 1943 Vol. XXVII Member Distributor Associated Collegiate Press Collegiate Digest The undergraduate newspaper of the New York State College for Teachers published every Friday of t h e college year by the NEWS Board for the Student Association. Phones: Office, 5-9373; Burrows, 2-2752. REPRESENTED FOR NATIONAL ADVERTISING • ¥ National Advertising Service, Inc. College Publishers Representative 4 2 0 MADISON AVE. CHICAGO - BOSTON - Los N E W YORK, N. Y. ANGELES • SAN FRANCISCO The News Board D FLORA M. GASPARY R. MURIEL SCOVELL CAROLYN BURROWS BEVERLY PALATSKY KATHERINE COUSINS PETER MARCHETTA JANET BAXTER BETTY STENGEL - - BUSINESS MANAGER ADVERTISING MANAGER CIRCULATION MANAGER SPORTS EDITOR - ASSOCIATE EDITOR - ASSOCIATE EDITOR ISSUE; BETTY CO.EDITORS-IN-CHIEF EDITOR STENGEL All communications should be addressed to 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. Ghost of Case No. One State College has long been waving the banner oi Democracy. State prides itself upon being Democratic. But if State is Democratic, ii is through no effort on the part of the great majority. Most students discuss the term in Social Studies classes and then dismiss it smugly. And the more spirited minority, does little more. True, a lew do insisl upon playing a lairl) actve pari in the democratic mechanism ol the school. And so they "gripe". There's nothing wrong with "griping"—so long as it is constructive. Apparently, State finds that it is "no fun" to do anything more definite. One of the more recent "gripes" concerned the Residence Council situation. The complaints were legitimate and sensible. So the NEWS look up the cause in Case Xo. 1. Dissatisfaction was expressed, bin not without concrete, constructive suggestions. Survey revealed that I'J otu of 50 girls agreed that Residence rules needed revision as proposed by the NEWS. No one could complain about the results. Residence Council agreed to an open meeting at which every woman could air her views. When the designated time arrived, N O T ONE WOMAN WAS PRESENT. This is school spirit at Slate. This is how Stale handles Democrat)'. Ii lakes mine ihan one to make any svsicm work. Drooping the mailer would be an admission ol malicious inleni instead ol sincere desire io improve the system. Such problems will neither disappeai nor "work oui" b\ themselves. "Criping" will recur again and again. J he tools arc all here. It is Slate's privilege io wield i hem. I here is no lea son u liv RsidciH t; Council .tnd the women ol Stale should uol reai h a sal islai lot \ agrecincni. Don't slop in mid-slream ihis lime. Prove I hut students are more than vac illating, throuii louiplaiueis. finish the job! Residence Council i> willing. Scholastic Absenteeism Willi indtisli) (leaning up absenteeism, u inighi be a good idea loi Siaie to do a litile hoiisec leaning along ihe same line. W e n uol doing i In job ellii Kin I v oi I r u n vvai n nigs would have jammed ihe mail boxes vesienlav. I hen's siill nine in selile down in some pin posllll sllldv. We've used piaiinallv even excuse (ollegiaielv ;K K pi.ible. And piubabl) we could nn .ii tli a lew moie weak ones. Jim h i s uoi. l.el's i oui cull ale on i OIK euii ai ion. Aliei all, we silpposcdl) have a goal in mind expressed In mil ineie piescnce in ihis inslilulioii ol lei lining. We diploic absenteeism in indusii) bin loigei ili.II we loo aic in an indiMiv an impoituiil one. We have iesponsibilnics. I.el's noi ignore iheiii. STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1943 ,y. By Lyn B u r r o w s Ye that follow the uision Of the world's weal ajar, Have ye met with derision And the red laugh of war? —Alfred Noyes RECENT MEMORIES The ERC's who left just before vacation are doing fine, a n d are keeping their senses of h u m o r . . . Buck Hippick, having left C a m p Upton, sent the following telegram from St. P e t e r s b u r g , "In Air Corps, Florida. Wonderful. Wish you all were h e r e " . . . Slavin and Skolsky are also in the w a r m e r regions, rooming together at Miami Beach . . . and we're having snow storms in the middle of April! H a n k Ruback stumped the A r m y with his long legs and large feet. They couldn't be fit so he didn't leave Upton with the rest of the fellows . . . Lcsicker and Verrey are enjoying their jobs as "glorified n u r s e m a i d s " to new rookies at Fort Niagara . . . Beach, Bcrnhartl, Brenni, Cornwall, Duncan, and the Flax boys are all at Fort Bragg . . . Slate is well represented at Keesler Field by Born, Finer, Loucks, Mennillo, Mullin, Regan, and Skavina . . . They would "appreciate letters from anybody that cares to w r i t e " . . . Let's hear from you soldiers often, too. . . . Ray M c N a m a r a is taking anti-aircraft training at Fort Eustis, Va. . . . Having just started his basic work, he likes w h a t is going on . . . Ensign "Will" Muller has been spending ten days at home . . . Boh Coinhs is doing pre-flight work for two months at Colby College, Waterville, Me. . . . Boh Bartman, from reports, has a slight case of pneumonia at Jelfcrson Barracks . . . Pvt. George Kunz, 71st Service S q u a d ron, Charleston, S. C , turned down OCS . . . He b elieves that the longer you go to school the less chance there is tor action . . . And he's all for getting into the fight . . . T r u e to type . . . He also expects a furlough soon. . . . LESS RECENT Will F r a m e n t , '40, was surprised to get the NEWS, and thanked us with news about himself . . . He also gives State training credit for his transfer from the cold Atlantic to teaching at Notre Dame . . . A "charming a p a r t m e n t " and a "lovely new wife" keep his morale on top . . , Also in the romantic vein comes news of Leo Griffin's e n g a g e m e n t to Gerry . . . Also marriage of W a r r a n t Officer Ed Caster and Gussie . . . Faith in State romances furthered by Lieut. Jack Nordell and Carol Golden walking down the aisle . . . Dan Biirci, at H u n t e r Field, Savannah, married that southern gal. . . . State g e t - t o g e t h e r s a r e happening often . . . Breen's already mentioned NYC dinner went off per schedule . . . Lieut. Duke Ilersh and J i m Quinn, located at nearby camps in K e n t u c k y , m e t halfway . . . By the way, Ed B u r k e is in Hersh's command . . . Major Thurston Paul and Licuts. < happcll and Dittman telegraphed DV d u r i n g celebration at Camp Rucker officer's club . . . J a c k LaVarn and J i m Maloney are at ATB, Solomon's, Maryland . . . a/c Max Sykcs and a/c Bob Seifert have left San Antonio, transferring to (of all places!) Sikcston, Missouri. . . . Boh Margison (spouse of Eleanor Groll) is at p r e s ent at A b e r d e e n Proving Ground in Ordnance Officer's School . . . He and wife go back to California in a month . . . For you who complain of heavy class schedules, Hob has eight hours of classes per day plus four hours of study . . . Sometimes he eats and sleeps . . . Everyone expresses his regret at the demise of College House . . . Hob llerlel has been transferred to Camp Locket, Calif. . . . Bill llopke, here in Albany during vacation, has r e t u r n e d to Sioux Falls . . , Louis Neabaur, approximately '39, finally turned up at New Orleans, but won't be there long . . . The fair blue waters of the Gulf Stream arc calling him . . . Fred Ferris, ranked sergeant and approved for OCS within a day, goes to C a m p Barkley in May. . , . Seme of the faculty have heard from Warren Densmore . . . He's been at sea on the U.S.S. Marblohead . y 1 r Carl Mitchell, previously at Norfolk is doing Shore Patrol at Richmond, Vo. . . . Bob Patlou is studying as hard as he ever did learning engineering in midshipman's school at Annapolis . . . Ensign Charles Oiiiiin has been assigned to the U S.S. Builard. . . . John Hayes, former Superintendent of Schools in Mechanicville. is a major in the Provosl General's office in Washington, D. C. . . Boh Karpen is not in the Army due to an operation . . . Lieut. Dick Margison of the Artillery has moved lo Fort Devins which must be tame after having been exposed to Hawaiian glamour . . Roy Mack of the U.S. Army Air Force i^ reading weather maps at Bradley Field, Conn, . . . Mac I'uppoil, also (if the Air f o r c e s is in Chicago. . . . Best news of the week for Stale's dutiful soils, DV's new letter, 17."> copies . . . .S'lnlc Itas been puiycd nj nil lmt ii few uf its III (J u — puu'c'i' in lint /Ki.sl jew weeks, and it i.s a very morbid /ce/liio fur thuse uf us irlm were in I'ullege during n /jcriod uf uunnulcy . . . 'The present uul'lol' "J thin coin in II seeks the indulgence oj her readers, because she already knows her lac/c uf quftfi/iculioiui, • • The Stale College Operatic S o ciety's presentation of the Gondoliers w a s a happy, gay, a m u s i n g a n d above all a beautifully done production of one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most c h a r m i n g operettas The costumes w e r e magnificent a n d gave a colorful and festive air to the setting. T h e b a c k d r o p in the first act showed artistic imagination on the part of the designers. The m a k e - u p c o m mittee, u n d e r the direction of Ruth Schmidt, made excellent characters of Mary Dorothy Alden and Dave Kroman. The chorus, in spite of the deficiency of male members, a fact all too noticeable in all phases of college life this year, gave a spirited performance so i m p o r t a n t to this operetta. It is a shame that with such a w e l l - r o u n d e d production we had to be "sans males" this year. Kroman Is Outstanding Dave Kroman, State College, '39, gave the outstanding performance of the evening, undoubtedly due to his recent work with the S c h e n e c tady Light Opera Company, the Alba-Del G r o u p in Albany, a n d the Schenectady Civic Players Group. His dramatic experience was much appreciated by the audience. Top honors for the State College cast should be handed to all the leading characters, but it's a pity that Jean McAllister didn't have a larger part. We will admit that she filled her part well and looked beautiful in the unusually beautiful gowns. Jean C h a p m a n and Agnes Young, the two chosen sisters, were wellmatched, as were Rod Fraser and Earle Snow. Miss C h a p m a n had a very clear singing voice and was easily understood oven in her difficult, rapidly moving passages. Miss Young, new lo Stale's musical presentations, has a pretty, sweet voice. It seemed to be soft and flowing and although there were no harsh notes, her voice will a c q u i r e greater power with more training. DO YOU DIG By Lois Ifampcl Although Rod F r a s e r has nevetbeen seen on our stage before in a musical role, and Earle Snow has confined his appearance to just such work, they worked very well t o gether. Miss Alden displayed dignity, poise and marvelous e x p r e s sion in her solo "On the day when I was wedded". She handles h e r self well on the stage, managing to give a good portrayal of a middleaged duchess. We realize that ' TI McFeely j u m p e d into the Go). h >n it was in m i d - s t r e a m as it w \ ai d that he probably feels muci at home in a straight d r a m a . ce, but he managed to work up u , nd characterization of a weaker m e m ber of the nobility. Why did he hide his light under a bushel for so long? Verne Marshall seemed a little nervous in his part but his love scenes with Miss McAllister were "hot stuff". These two completed the well-matched couples. We wonder if Rod's preview of Earle's attempted strip-lease was planned—a bit embarrassing bul self-composure wasn't lost. Expert Direction Miss Wilcox really deserves something big for her expert handling of such a large group of people in a very clever way. Particularly a p pealing was the grouping of the chorus in the opening scene, the crying pantomime, and the little chorus dance in Act 2. We would liked to have seen more of carefully worked out facial e x pressions of the leads. We missed many because the characters kept their gaze rather low except when singing directly to another c h a r acter. Il was an excellent production and the rest of Slate College should surely turn out tonight. Radio-listening public, who are fortunate to possess equipment for television reception, have a great treat in store for them when the operetta is broadcast IV,im Scheneclady. IT? Submitted by Robert Ross Cooper Boston University, Class of '43 ,T«£ R t ' S ( \ I . I : M » \i< With only fifteen registered S e n iors left w i t h o u t jobs, S t u d e n t E m ployment B u r e a u is asking once again that s t u d e n t s t u r n over to them n a m e s of teachers who arc at present unemployed and who are available for jobs. They may be g r a d u a t e s of either Stale College or any other college. The following a r e the latest persons who h a v e been placed by the B u r e a u : Elizabeth Barden, Castleton, E n g lish-Social Studies; Winifred Jones, Berlin, E n g l i s h - F r e n c h ; Marie Soule, Hartford, Social Studies; Jean Tracy, Hcmcr, E n g l i s h - D r a m a ; R. O'Neill, Homer, L a t i n - F r e n c h ; Jacqueline Shaw, So. New Berlin, Social S t u d ies; Ellen Holly, No, Syracuse, C o m merce; Belly Combs, Edmeston, F r e n c h - L a t i n ; Marion CcClausland, So. Corlright, Commerce; Marie Hart, Sag Harbor, Commerce; Flora Gaspary, Castleton, Social Studies; Barbara Bowker, Castleton. Science. More P l a c e m e n t s A n n e B o o r a s, Cape Vincent, C o m m e r c e ; Betty Naporski, Middleburgh, C o m m e r c e ; Emily Blaisiar, Briarclilf Manor, Mathematics; Ruth Legged, Hartford, Social S t u d i e s English; Patricia Berry, N a r r o w s burg, English; Thelma Lcvinson, Mountaindale, Cum.-Social Studies; Esther Loin, Alexnder, Commerce; Loretta Lyndstrom, Congers. E n d lish-Social S t u d i e s - D r a m a : Elizabeth White, East Hartford, C o n n , Library: Elizabeth Bigsbee. Berne, C o m m e r c e : Mary F. Cook, Berne, Social Si u die-.-English. G r a d u a t e s Placed Also SCA's Easter worship service will he held Wednesday noon, April 21, in the Unitarian Chapel, Washington Avenue and West Street. The leader will be Emily Blasair, President of SCA. Dr. D. V. Smith will be the guest speaker at the meeting. Music will be provided by a q u a r t e t including the following: Jean Chapman, Mary D. Alden, Verne Marshall, and Earl Snow. Helen Elgin will accompany them on the organ. All students of Stale College are invited to attend this service. The officers for SCA's Frosh Club '4(i were chosen at a m e e t ing on March 23. Alice McGowan was elected President; Robert Merrilt, Vice-President; and H a r riet Brinkman, Secretary. Chem Club Schedules Talk The Chemistry Club has a n nounced the forthcoming appearance of G. R. Fonda, a noted r e search worker at General Electric. He will give a lecture on Fluorescence. The meeting, which will be open to everyone, will be held on Thursday, April 29, at a4 P. M. in the Lounge. The date of club elections will be announced. Newman Prepares Why Remain In leaching? •By L a u r a E. H u g h e s ' For a person who h a s never Annual Retreat until s o m e t h i n g b e t t e r t u r n s u p b u t taught in any classroom except an interest which will continue and N e w m a n Club is holding its annual Spring Retreat and Corporate Communion Breakfast this weekend. There will be conferences at the Vincontian Institute Small Grotto this afternoon at 4:45 P. M. and tomorrow at 1:30 P. M. and 3 P. M. Services will be conducted by F a t h e r Kay, Professor at the College of St. Rose. A breakfast will be held at N e w m a n Hall after the Corporate C o m m u n i o n at the Small Grotto at 8:30 Mass Sunday morning. A fine breakfast menu has been prepared, and the price is 50 cents. Tickets will be on sale at a table in lower Draper until 1:30 P. M. this afternoon. Marie Hart, '43, is General Chairman of the Communion Breakfast and is assisted by Priscilla Hays, '4(S, C h a i r m a n of Arrangements; Janet Donahue, '45, Entertainment; Evelyn Insogna, Grad. Reception; and Ben Reed, '43, Publicity. Elections of Newman Club officers for next year will be held Manday and Tuesday, April 20 and April 27 at a tabic in lower Draper. Nominations in writing must be placed in the Newman Club mail box not later than 3:30 P. M., April 20. those of Milne to write an article on Why Stay in Teaching seems a bit ridiculous if not actually p r e sumptuous. Therefore, when I b e gan this it seemed better to m e to try to give a few of the reasons why I am planning to teach next September. ' In the first place, I have a great respect for the powers of the h u m a n mind developed to its full capacity, I can see no salvation for a world which devotes its whole energy and its entire creative power to physical production. True, material p r o d u c tion is necessary to winning the war and to maintaining a satisfactory standard of living after the war; but a civilization which sets up material goods as its god is not worth saving. Therefore, as a person who is prepared to teach, I feel that I am best fulfilling my obligation to myself and my country by leaching and thus to some degree preserving our intellectual and cultural heritage. Secondly, I like to teach! This is a superficial reason, perhaps, but I think not. It means that teaching is a satisfactory solution to the problem of making an adjustment in the economic world. It means that teaching will not be a stop-gap grow. Thirdly, I w a n t to continue to grow after I h a v e m y diploma in m y hand. It is possible that a p e r son m a y grow while h e w o r k s that a person m a y grow in the armed services. Many people h a v e done il. B u t it is h a r d e r ! TJie m a n who w o r k s with his h a n d s tends to stagnate. His body requires too much of him; h e cannot be fair to his mind. It is very well to speak of the " e t e r n a l spirit of the chainless mind," b u t m o d e r n machinery and modern w a r f a r e r e q u i r e both body and mind for their own technicalities. This is a personal problem which I have been asked to discuss, and each person m u s t decide it for h i m self. T h e r e can be no such thing as the " s t u d e n t ' s point of view", for each s t u d e n t is different. T h e r e are economic advantages in industry. There is prestige in the armed forces. Teaching offers h a r d work and not too m u c h money. The classified a d v e r t i s e m e n t s take columns of newspaper space. T h e r e are r e cruiting posters at every post office. For the first time since we were born, everyone wants our services. But for me, no, thank you—I'll take teaching. SEB has als.: placed a n u m b e r of graduates, they are: M. Muller, '42, Homer, English-Social S t u d i j s ; Charlotte Hall, '40, Unadilla. M a t h e matics-Languages; Carol Knifi'en Wright, '41, Ravena, E n g l i s h - L a n g uagese; Mathilda Gulloti, '42, Fonda, Social S t u d i e s ; Marjorie Wolff, '41, East G r e e n b u s h , Commerce; Doris Fredendall MacLaury, '37, Unadilla, English; Albert Archilzel, '41, R e n s selaer Falls, Principal; Margaret Hollinger, '42, Van A n t w e r p School. Schenectady, Mathematics-Science; Mary Sharpies, '41, Warwick, C o m merce; Belle Lashier, '39, So. Fallsburg, C o m m e r c e ; Evelyn Odivet, '41, Bellport, Science-Mathematics, M. Gadziola, '37, Liberty, Commerce; Margaret F u e r e y , '42, Hyde Park, Commerce; J a n e t Byrene, '40, Pine Bush, C o m m e r c e . A t Sayles Hall Nexl fall when school opens, the block which i.s made up of the two alumni-built and owned dormitories vv ill have bee line strictly a girls' domain. The Alumni Association L at present offering those girls who are applying for rooms next year their choice of rooms at either Pierce or Sayles Hall, The ever decreasing n u m b e r ol men ami the pessimistic outlook Inward male enrollment for nexl vear has prompted the Associathai lu Ihis action. When asked whal plans were being made for lhn.se men who may be here nexl Fall, Mrs. Bertha Brimmer, Secretary ul the Alumni Association, replied, "We will lake care ol tli.it situation when il ciimcs up." Pierce 11,ill w illi its ajoining collages al pis sent hull' es 1112 women. Sayles Hall will provide rooms for 134 inure, m a k i n g a total <>l 21)(i These, logelhi r Willi Fa I roll Mansion, whu.se capacity is 2.rl, will make available ijinn lers for 321 vv mien next yeai Bulb uradllales and und e r g r a d u a t e s will be accepted in all I Ii II c group houses YOU CAN DEPEND ON CHESTERFIELDS Right Combination of the world's best cigarette tobaccos to give you a MILDER BETTER TASTE JVlorc and more smokers are swinging along with Chesterfield because they know they can always depend on this MlLDliK, Bl< 1TKK-TASTINU cigarette to give them more smoking pleasure. Because it is made of the right combination of the world's best cigarette tobaccos, Chesterfield is known the world over as the cigarette that SATISFIES. You can't buy a better cigarette. Hutchins to Show Watcrcolors Apr IV H e l i c a l e lied, I III) a n d I) P IV1 Apr. Ill Helri'iil e u II e l u d e d , II 111) A M Apr 'i\ Forum ineatluu in the Lounge, 11:30 I' M. Apr 2\ BCA Buster Service ut Urn Unitarian Apr. 1211- No school. Only Fifteen Registered Seniors Not Yet Placed Blasiar to Lead SCA Easter Worship Service W o m e n to Live The Weekly Bulletin Apr lti Newman Club retreat in Vineentiun Institute a in a I 1 (initio, •1:45 1J M Apr HI "The Clondollei'K," Page Hull auditorium, a:30 I ' M SEB Lontmues To Search (or More Teachers PAGE) SEND US YQUR SLANO. ANjLOET $10 IF WE USE IT Addreu; College Dept., Pfpti-Cola Co., tonB Itland City, fl. Y. Pepsi-Cola Company, Long Island City, N.Y. Bottled locally by Frunchised Bottlers. Miss Kiilh E. Iliilehiiis, Assistant Professor ul Fine Arts, will shew a collection ul original water colors Tuesday, April 20, through F. iday, April 30, in Draper Hall, The e x hibit will euiisisl of twelve landscapes painted by Miss llulchillS during the lust year. Coj./11'fti' THE CIGARETTE THAT GIVES SMOKERS WHAT THEY WANT LIBRARY STATE COLLEGE NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL id, 1934 PAGE 4 Final l - M Statistics Sports Uphold Champion Chatter Old Records Fall As Singer Paces Aces By Pete Marchetta\ The Men's Athletic Association Council has h u n g o u t the now familiar sign around State, Suspended for the Duration." We are all sorry to see MAA off campus, b u t it is like that bridge we often see far in advance, b u t which we decide best not to cross until forced to do so. MAA has finally crossed its fatal bridge. Although not in action until State men r e t u r n from their "world tour trip," MAA Council, u n d e r t h e wise and foresighted leadership of its president, Owen Board, has d e vised a plan whereby some sports activity will be maintained for t h e male students next year. P r e p a r e For F u t u r e More important is the asking of an additional $100 on the budget. (MAA's other item on the budget is $50 for intramural athletics.) This $100 is to be stored away as a start of a contingency fund. This is to be increased by $100 annually so that when the Athletic Council can r e sume its activities they will h a v e some money to purchase equipment, uniforms or whatever may be needed for a resumption of an a t h letic program. A student-governed athletic p r o gram was introduced into State in 1936. In the few short years t h a t followed, MAA gained the p r o m nence and prestige that it holds today by doing its job exceptionally well. Its programs have proven a t t r a c tive to participant and spectator alike. It is not exaggerating to say that MAA has given the students more for their student tax than any other organization with the possible exception NEWS. of the STATE COLLEGE Let's Have Gym Classes Even with the great exodus of men that State has experienced there are about ninety men still registered in the school. (Yes, that's true girls.) However, there is such a large n u m b e r of previously a s signed gym classes, that now only a few men are in each class. Not enough men are in any one gym class to form two teams to play basketball or any other sport. We think that it's too late in the year to completely reorganize the gym classes as was done last s e m e s ter. However, it could be arranged whereby two or three of the present gym classes can be combined into one and regular attendance taken. This will be somewhat better than having less than a half-dozen men doing calisthenics in the commons or in the gym. Intramural Counci For the first time since its p u r chase by I-M Council, the basketball trophy has left the possession of College House, and will now r e main at Potter Club for the d u r a tion. The Ramblers and Kappa Beta finished in a tie for r u n n e r u p honors with 7 wins and 4 losses apiece, and were followed by the Finks, KDR, SLS, and the Dorm, in that order. In winning 11 of 12 games, EEP averaged 38.4 points per game, their offensive being stopped only once by the KB s tight zone. Records of all sports were smashed, as their excellent pass work set the stage for high individual and team scores. Kappa Beta, with virtually the same team they had last year, played inconsistent ball, incurring several unexpected defeats which squelched their bid for first place honors. The Ramblers, who scored fewer points than their opponents, nevertheless managed to win a m a jority of their games. The Finks, after a slow start, began to play first division ball and passed the squads from K D R and SLS, whose greatest weaknesses lay in their inability to replace drafted men. Despite several good players, the Dorm was handicapped by inexperience, which means something even in an intramural league. Team i; i:i* KDR Kit Finks Dorm llaml). SI.S TEAM STATISTICS a P. s. O. P. F o w l s Ilil i: isri i-: Su-1 350 103 :i«8 it :::i7 KK 13 •>.VJ 310 100 :i!)K it ill 1)1 '•)•>. II !) •:•!•; •:IH :::«; Av B . 38.1 •i:;.:i ?M.Z ?M:A !).". .".•; ;;i 11.'.) 20.1 24.8 The race for scoring leadership was also completed as Hal Singer's 100 points barely topped Chellemi's 99. Singer's one-point lead was greatly abetted by his participation in two more games, one a brilliant 28-point performance, but on the other hand his average per shot was undoubtedly higher. Hippick, who left the I-M League after three games to play jayvee ball, attained an average of 13 points per game for the highest in this department. The honors, however, go to Chellemi, who compiled an average of 9.9 points per game for 10 games. The 10 highest scorers are as follows: G Pts Avg Singer, EEP 12 100 8.3 Chellemi, Dorm 10 99 9.9 Dingman, Ramblers 11 9(i 8.7 Olivet, Finks Gipp, EEP Kiley, EEP Evans, EEP . Baden, KDR Beach, KDR Ashworth, SLS 12 12 12 9 11 11 8 94 90 85 78 71 02 01 7.8 7.5 7.1 8.7 6.5 5.7 7.0 Ping-Pong Tournament PlansSoftballRace W o n by Lore-Kuhn Despite the scarcity of men a r o u n d State College now, MAA is m a k i n g plans for the continuance of this year's athletic program. With softball season in the oiling, Intramural Council is in hopes of presenting a league. Although n o t h ing is definite as yet, a four or five team league is probable. Potter Club, Finks and the Dorm are c e r tain to put teams on the held, while KB may possibly be able to Compete and an independent team maue up of the rest of the men will probably be represented. The chances are very slim that there will be any more than thirty men here next year. MAA will be discontinued for the duration and only a small remnant of I n t r a m u r a l Council being left to carry on the good work this organization has done in the past. Tentative plans for next year will result in the abolition of MAA Some sort of I n t r a m u r a l Council, however, will be set up with about Freshman Lore Kuhn is the winner of the "champ vs. c h u m p " pingpong tournament, having defeated chief chump, J e a n n e Mullin in a close game. Nora Giavelli is r u n n e r u p to the winners after losing lo Mullin in a match which saw both players giving their best efforts. Taking the fourth place, Sylvia Bc.iok gave particularly still competition to Mullin in one of the fastest and trickiest matches of the t o u r n a ment IJoth players demanded a re;.I period before they were able to continue Dorothy G r e g o r y , ping-pong's captain, wants the girls desiring ci edit in this spoil lo notify her of the number of hours they have played up to this point. Because the season is shorter than usual, any third person may serve as a witness to the three supervised hours r c quii cd. fifty dollars in their budget to cover RICE S ALLEYS their expenses It is expected that those men who a r e interested in sports next year will call a general meeting among themselves and decide what o r g a n ized sports they can have. W e s t e r n a n d Quail Gone a r e the days w h e n the women of State could get their a t h letic exercises and enjoyment in vicarious fashion by watching men's sports. Now with all the men, in the service or practically all of them, the women will have to provide a t h letic excitement at State. Why don't we have a feminine tennis team formed to compete with other colleges? Nora Giavelli and Flo Garfall make a capable nucleus a b o u t which such a team could be built. P e r h a p s they could play St. Rose, Skidmore, Sage, or even Siena and Union if they are still functioning n e x t year. Intercollegiate Competition In the past years WAA has made many attempts to have athletic contests with women's colleges in the vicinity. Such attempts have not been very successful, yet since the athletic program of State will u n dergo radical changes next year, such a program might well be tried again. Although St. Rose does not offer a very extensive sports p r o gram, both Sage and Skidmore should be able to p r o d u c e teams capable of offering stiff competition for State players. Soon the budget will be presented, to the s t u d e n t body. It is to be hoped that when WAA's budget is considered that the s t u d e n t s will r e m e m b e r that next year WAA will have a greater responsibility than ever before. Trophy to DBC's Today in assembly the new basketball trophy will bo a w a r d e d to DBC by Win Jones. DBC is composed of members of K a p p a Delta, Beta Zeta and Chi Sigma Theta so the clapping should be long and loud at the presentation of the trophy. Members of WAA were given a pleasant surprise just before Spring vacation when the WAA Flashes was issued. This is a mimeographed sheet intended to tell w h a t WAA is doing in each season. Written in informal style, it is very readable. Orchids to Win J o n e s who did all the work. One of the features of the WAA Flushes was the selection of an AllStars Team. DBC and Newman Hall dominated this team. The three m e m b e r s chosen from DBC are Mary Domann, Chi Sig; Leda LaSalle, Beta Zeta; Mary Sanderson, Kappa Delta. Newman Hall is represented by Flo Garfall and Nora Giavelli. Georgette Dunn, the r e maining All-Slur, plays for Beta Zeta. From 9:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. W A A Begins Its Spring Season Five 7earns Place MenOnAll-Stors As t h e W A A Spring season b e gins, softball, its m a i n sport, comes into its o w n . Practice has already started. Last W e d n e s d a y at 3:30 about t w e n t y girls came to the Page Hall g y m for the first practice. Saftball will continue to be held in the gym until weather permits m o v ing outdoors. This y e a r t h e r e will be an i n o v a tion—a girl's softball league. Houses will form teams and games will be played off in the same m a n n e r as t h e basketball league. For those who a r e not on particular teams there will be a g a m e on the Dorm field simultaneously with the league games. The captains, Dot Townsend and Mary Now, promise that there will be an opportunity for all girls to participate and urge that teams be formed as rapidly as possible. T h e r e will be another practice today at 3:30 P. M. and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from now on. It is predicted that hiking, a new sport this year will be popular, healthful a n d a lot of fun. T h e program includes a long hike S a t u r days with the girls bringing along their lunch. If all those interested will sign up immediately on the WAA bulletin board a captain will be appointed and the sport begun. Following the u s u a l procedure upon completion of an i n t r a m u r a l sport, representatives of the seven i n t r a m u r a l teams s u b m i t t e d their choices for an A l l - S t a r team. The well balanced outfit from E E P dominated the squads as they placed two men on the first five a n d three on the second. Kappa Beta placed one on each, the Finks and Dorm were each represented on the first team, and a R a m b l e r g a r n e r e d the remaining second team position. Voting was close among these ten, although only two men, Flax a n d Singer received u n a n i m o u s ballots. The electors cast their votes with consideration for offensive value, defensive value and team value. The teams are as follows: First Team F Olivet, F i n k s F Chillcmi, Dorm C Singer, EEP G Flax, K B G Evans, EEP Second Team F Gipp, EEP F Kiley, EEP C H a m m o n d . EEP G Dingman, Ramblers G Kensky, K B Honarable mention goes lo Ashworth and Lou Rabineau. G E O R G E I). J E O N E Y , P r o p . BOULEVARD CAFETERIA T r y Our Businessmai/.- Lunch 60c. 198-200 Central Avenue ALBANY, N. Y. 103 Central Ave. , Albany, N. V. YOU'LL F I N D AT T H E ALDA.IY. N. Y. btate College News Z-443 // ALBANY, NEW YORK, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1943 No Ersatz In M i l n e , " - D . V . EDITOR'S NOTE Monday's "Neio York Times" published a news story suiting that the committee on American History had telegraphed Governor Thomas E. Dewey requesting that an investigation be made of the teaching of history in the State-sponsored Milne school at Albany. Hugh R. Fraser, chairman of the committee, contended that at the Mibie school "ersatz" history had been substituted for the story of the United States. Governor Dewey has ordered an investigation of the situation, and detailed reports from the Social Studies department of the Milne school. Dr. John M. Sayles, President of the college, has publicly refuted the statements made by Mr. Fraser in the "Knickerbocker News". Below are excepts from the "New York Times" which contain charges brought by the committee and excerpts from a lecture defending the Milne program made by Dr. Donnal V. Smith, Professor of Socud Studies, and originator of the new program. SMITH FRASER "It isn't necessary for us to use "Milne at Albany, is the S t a t e G e r m a n words to discuss any course sponsored six-year laboratory school given in Milne. Mr. Fraser's teleof New York State College for gram to the Governor, like all the Teachers. Here instruction is given rest of his ridiculous charge, is by the senior students of the colentirely false. State and Milne lege. They work under the sharp have only one person of the entire eye of faculty members especially staff who ever attended Teacher's trained in the latest methods of College. She was there one year. Teachers College, Columbia. How then can we be influenced "The student at Milne comes into by Teachers College? Our facfirst contact with the history of the ulty are graduates of institutions nation in the eighth grade, where he that did not go in for fads: Chicago, learns about the 'National C o m Wisconsin, Iowa, J o h n s Hopkins, munity'. This is a social studies Columbia are not schools noted for word for the United States. Here extremist philosophy. his instruction is divided into seven Material Well Covered parts. But only one of these seven parts concerns the development of "In Milne two years of American our political democracy! History are taught, in Grade 8 and Division of Program in Grade 11. In Grade 11, Wirth's 'Development of America', which "Grade nine is devoted to 'The is a chronological presentation of World Community,' grade ten to events of American History, is used. 'Man's Advancing C u l t u r e / the In the Social Studies Department twelfth grade to 'Social Relationof the college, 21 courses of A m e r ships.' That leaves the eleventh can History are offered. grade for the history of this c o u n try. Yet only one-third of this "In each of these courses, every course level is devoted to what may a t t e m p t is made to make the hisbe properly called American history of the United Stales real and tory. In fact, strictly speaking, the vital and a part of the lives of the amount devoted to the events and pupils. If nothing of value is the personalties and philosophies of taught, then we might expect to the men constituting our history find many pupils failing the Regents may be said to fluctuate between examination. one-fifth and one-third." Proof in Facts The telegram sent to Governor "It is a matter of record that we Dewey reads as follows; have only a small percentage of "The effect of certain so-called failure. In the past five years, 332 'laboratory schools' on the curricula out of 344 passed the History C of the high schools of the nation is examination. As for other socia' far-reaching. subjects which Mr. Fraser says we Milne—No. 1 Guinea Pig teach, such as the World C o m m u n ity, we confess that we do. So "One such school, largely under does every other secondary school the domination of the Teachers Colin New York and most other states lege, Columbia, and the National as well. Council (or the Social studies, is the Stale-sponsored Milne School of A l "Mr. Fraser employs the p r o p bany. It is the No. 1 guinea pig of aganda technique of newspaper the education extremists. Here an men. While we would be the last ersatz history has been substituted to deny freedom of the press, somefor the drama that is America. In one should point out to Mr Fraser fact, in the one grade that l e n d e r s that along with freedom of speech even lip-service to the subject, the is moral responsibility lor presentschool announces ollicially that 'the ing facts, lias Mr. Fraser visited emphasis is placed on contemporary Milne classes'.' The answer is NO. aspects of American civilization.' Has la1 ever attended an American History class in State College'.' it is respectively suggested that What is Mr. Fraser's preparation you direct an investigation on the for his evaluation of public school cuu'iculum content of this school instruction in History'.' How much to the end that in the Eastern and history did he study in college? New England States the increasing trend toward the neglect of the "Rather than admit we leach history of the United Stales lie ersatz history, say that Fraser has curbed." conducted an ersatz investigation." Profs Defend Guinea Pia School ANNEX b.V JlUlt' agar B •!•: (REAM I< IS SO GOOD FOR YOU Hal D I A L 5-1913 "\Tfih( ollegt Jeweler" N O T H I N G ELSE SO GOOD ' "'' STATE COLLEGE FOR TEACHERS OTTO R. MENDE l.li u Game for School League s. BQTTUD UNDER AUTHORITY Of THE COCA COIA COMPANY BY ALBANY COCA-COLA COMPANY 226 North Allen St. Albany. N. Y. " in our base and barren winters ol despair, where we see but withered leaves, God sees .s'.Veel blossoms growing . . . ." spoke the Chaplain, Rev I'' B. H a n i , . D.D., when the Sen.ile convened on Apiil li. In the course of business the Senator from Pennsylvania arose to tell that for many years lie had been "fearful that our schools were lulling lo teach the youth ol the eoLlllll y the li lie significance ol the events which lie behind oui nation's history." Alter a discussion, several pertinent articles were printed Now the Senators lill a column or two, Dr. Robert W. Frederick, Principal of the "guinea pig school," asserts, "There is among thoughtful men everywhere a slight divergence of opinion as to what constitutes the best program of studies to p r e - Heath pare boys and girls for citizenship ill American democracy. Any man who presumes to have a liual answer is cither ii knave or a fool." Milne will continue its present policy." Miss Frances Slater, Supervisor of Social Studies, and Lyn liurrows, II). practice teacher, extend invitations to visit the school before m a k ing iiiiici.in The present curriculum is not unlike one suggested by those decrying the "ersatz education." Dr. Floyd Hemli icksoii, gives his views: "Thai students should see Ihe relationships between a new fact which they learn anil Ihe other facts which they already know is a fundamental principle of learning. If anyone wishes to contradict this principle by criticizing the leaching in any school, I am sure he will find many educators eager to debate the issue with him." Granger, Famous Pianist, To "Move Up" With State You must have heard of Percy Granger. That's right, he did write Country Gardens. But more important than his composing and arranging is his piano playing. The critics a r e u n a n i mous in agreeing thai he is firstrate. Versatile, that's the word for Mr. Granger. He's quite an o u t door man and several times has astounded everyone by putting his dress clothes in a bag and hiking to his recital. His recitals are worth walking to. He is one of the best interpreters of Bach, and is also outstanding in his presentation of modern composers. Don't miss him on the afternoon of Moving-Up Day in Page Hall. Greeks Choose New Officers Three Sororities Still To Vote O n Leaders Greek societies are now electing their officers for the coming college year. Kappa Delta, Chi Sigma Theta, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Gamma Kappa Phi, and Edward Eldred P e ter Club, have divulged their election returns. The president of Kappa Delta for 1943-44 is Helen Brucker, '44. Dorothy Townsend, '44, is the new vice president; recording secretary, Jeanette Buyck, '45; treasurer, Joan Smith, '45. The remaining offices will be filled next Monday. Janet R. Smith, '41, is to be Uie president of Chi Sigma Theta, a s sisted by Marie De Chene, '45, vice president. Dorothea Smith, '45, will be secretary; treasurer Mary Curran, '45; alumni secretary .Marguerite Bostwick, '45; reporter, Joan Hylind, '45; house president, Mary Domann, '44. Dean Lillian Gross, '44, will p r e side at the coming Alpha Epsilon Phil meetings. Trudy Meltzer, '44, is sub-dean; Muriel Feldman, '45, treasurer; Florence Cohen, '44, scribe. Hannelore Schoen, '44, has been elected president of Gamma Kappa Phi for next year. Rhona Ryan, '44 will be vice-president; treasurer, Shirley Harlz. '44; recording secretary, Janet I,, Smith, '44, corresponding secretary, J u n e Irwin, '45; clerk, Kay Rice, '14; marshals, Rosann Hayden and Anita Pedisich, freshmen; historian, Yelkin Del' Pcdrosian, '45. Phi Delta Beta Zela, and Psi Gamma are to elect their new ollieers during the coming week. Kappa Delta Mm will not hold elections this year. Fred Shoemaker, II, has been chosen to lead Poller Club next year, Other ollieers are Herb Brock, II, vice president; Carr Pangburn, '45, treasurer; Dan Gillen, '46, clerk: Reels Hammond, '411, historian and house president; Harry Wurtz, '44, chairman of alumni secretaries. Sigma Lambda • igma will hold elections soon, while Kappa Beta held theirs during the semester. Futterer Releases Names For '43-'44 A D Class Miss Agnes Futterer, Assistant Professol ol English, has released llhe list ol Advanced Dramatics members for the year 11)43-44. This tentative list depends on the c a n didate's attendance and marks. From the class ol '44 are G c r l i mlc Child, Hci h a m Kiley, and Gertrude Meyers The remaining "possobililics" for Advanced Dramatics include Mary I) Alden, Elaine Di'ouz, Rulli Fine, Irene Heck Ruth Hiiius, Lucillu Kenny, Martha Joyce, Edna Marsh, Patricia Mulcahy, Barbara Putnam, Margaret Schlott, Claire SchwBl'U, Grace Shults, Kosiyn Slole, and Martha Sprenger, Sophomores, VOL. XXVII. NO. 24 Students to Ballot Today For Revotes, Class Elections A D Play Uses Eerie Setting For 'New Effect By Dorothy Meyers There's a different atmosphere a r o u n d school these days. We d e cided to find out w h a t it was and so, following our noses we wound up in Page Hall, w h e r e the A.D. play was in progress of rehearsal. The "different" t u r n e d out to be the eerie a t m o s p h e r e which was emanating straight out of the late Victorian setting of the play. Right in the middle of this setting of heavy furniture and dark drapes, Aney, Breunig, S t u d e b a k e r , H a m pel, Ryan and A s h w o r t h were p r a c ticing. And it was then that we really noticed something different. For there on the stage, Breunig and S t u d e b a k e r were going through the most convincing "mad" scene. Can you imagine Bruenig and Studebaker as "mad"? Neither could be, but there they were. As Ihe rehearsal went on we got more and more surprised. There was Ryan who is usually so active lying there m u r d e r e d , and what's worse, there's Trece who had just done the "dastardly deed" standing over her. But here was Ihe pay-off. As the play progresses it becomes evident that Ashworth is a CAD, one of those miserable c r e a t u r e s who inhabit all Victorian plays. And there was Hampel m a k i n g the most perfect maid. "All these people are so different," we said. "Is this a parody or somelhin' on Dr. J e k y l and Mi'. Hyde?" "No," they said, "it's Ladies in Retirement and please don't mind the parts we a r e playing, We're doing it all for ART." We left still feeling perplexed and thinking that the play should be called Ladies in Retirement or A Study in Inverted Characters. Easter Recess Begins Friday Dr. Milton G. Nelson, Dean of the College, has a n n o u n c e d that there will be no classes on Friday, April 23, in observance of Good Friday. The regular schedule will be followed all day T h u r s d a y , and classes will be resinned Monday, April 2li. D & A Proposes Plans for Next Year Dramatic and Art Council is currently investigating three types of entertainment which may be presented next year, according lo Elizabeth .1. Harden. '43, president. Besides the possibility of obtaining guest artists' services, the costs of renting films and art exhibits arc under investigation. Guest artists who are being sought are Franklin Pierce Adams, critic and radio entertainer; Margaret B o u r k e - W h i l e , photographer, whose career has led her lo the hatllelronl, of North Africa; novelist Thomas Mann, a u t h o r of "The Magic Mountain" and "The Beloved's Return," Tciosilo and Emilia Osta, team presenting South American music anil dancing, Elissa l.andi, English actress who oilers a dramatic variety program". Architecture or some other form el art would bi' the subject matter of the movie program if ihe films ari' obtainable at a low cost. The exhibits now being investigated comprise the work of professional al'tists, which are loaned to educational institutions throughout the country. Putman, Goldstein Vie For Vice-Presidency Revotes will take place to-day in Ihe Commons for two Student Council offices, Vice-President and Secretary. The two vice-presidential candidates include the one male originally running, Harold Goldstein, and Barbara P u t n a m , r e m a i n ing candidate from the five girls who appeared on the first ticket. On the secretarial ballot Elizabeth I. McGrath, Marie Scudder, and L y n n e Wold will vie for the position. Voting for all class offices will take place to-dav in the Commons from 9:00 P. M. to 3:30 P. M. In order to vote in these elections, students must have paid their class dues. Following are the nominations for all class offices. Revotes will take place next Monday from 9:00 A. M. to 3:00 P, M. Class of '13 Ivy Speaker: Barden, Betty; Debbold, Verna Snyder; Soule, Marie. Class Historian: Cammarota, Gloria; Tein, Esther. Class Prophets: Huyck, D. Class of 'II President, Brucker, Helen; G r a velle, Betty; Schoen, Hannelore; Shoemaker, Fred; Vice-President: Grants, Lucille; Kirshenblum, Mildred; McFeeley, J a m e s ; Moschak, Virginia; Shea, J e a n n e t t e ; Smith, Janet R. Secretary: Hardesty, Georgia; Losurdo, Carmelina; S e r a bian, Osnif. Treasurer: Brock, Herb; Hennessy; McGowan, Evelyn; Mei'hoff, Geraldine; S o u t h w l c k , J a n e . Songleader: Daly, Rita; Elgin, Helen; Grogan, Elaine; Weissblum, Sue. WAA Manager: Domann, Mary; Pickert, J a n e ; LaSalle, Deda; Townsend, Dorothy. Representative to WAA: Dann, Lois; Devine, Kay; Herdman, Kit. Publicity Director: Richards, Sally; Studebaker, Mary. Class of '45 President: G a r f a l l , Florence; R o o t h , J a n e . Vice-President: Buyck, J e a n n e t t e ; Curran, Marge; Drury, Lois; Marsh, Edna; Slote, .Roslyn Secretary: Brumm, Janet; Fine, Ruth; Harris, Elaine; Howard, Betty; Now, Mary; Rappleyea, Katherine, Treasurer: Bostwick, Marguerite, C r u m m , Nora; Feldman, Muriel; ' C o n t i n u e d on page 3, column 1) Religious Clubs Hold Elections SCA held its annual elections for next year's ollieers Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Revotes were held yesterday and will continue today. The candidates for the revote are as follows; Vice President, Lucille Criuiis, Patricia l'Vey; Treasurer, Eleanor llayeslip, Martha Sprenger; Secretary, Mary Lou Casey, Alice McGowan, Newman Club's nominating committee selected its candidates this week. Those nominated are: President, James Dunning, Florence Garfall, Lucille Gerg, Margo Byrne; Vice President, Margo Byrne, Joan II, llmiiii, Beth Elsen, Kay RapI elyea; Secretary, Eileen Moody, Marie DeChene, Eleanor Smith, Maiion Munser, Lorraine Desevc; Treasurer, Lorraine Deseve, Betty McGrath, Joan Hylind, Elinor O'Brien. Newman elections will be held Monday, April 2ii, at the table in Lower Draper, The nominating committee of 1 Ii 1 lei announced its candidates us follows; President, Ada Snyder, Sue Weisblum; Vice President, Mildred Kirshenblum, Marilyn Ebor, Dorothy Fiilk; Secretary, Abigail Swye, Beatrice Raymon, Marilyn Blake; Treasurer, Leah Tischler, Selma Krcisberg, Rusalyn Gerling.