Monday, March 1st
A series of evening meetings for Freshmen during the current week will inaugrate the
second stage of the new Plan of Undergraduate Study. The meetings, under the direction
of the chairmen of the three regular Divisional Programs in Natural Sciences, Social
Sciences and the Humanities, and the two special Programs in American Civiliation and
the Humanities, are being held to aid members of the Freshman Class in choosing their
five courses for the Fall 1948 Term. Dean of the Faculty J. Douglas '19 has urged all
Freshmen to attend those meetings in which they are interested. "In selecting his
Division under the New Plan," Dean Brown pointed out, "a boy makes one of the most
important decisions of his college career. He just can't afford to make a mistake."
In varsity sports on Saturday Yale 2-1 in overtime in hockey, Cornell dropped the Tiger
cagers to third place in the EIL by a 59-49 score. The wrestlers defeated Harvard by
15-9. The squashmen topped Army 6-3. The swordsmen lost to Harvard on Friday and
fell to MIT on Saturday. The trackmen finished 42nd in the IC4A meet in New York.
The undefeated Frosh defeated Penn in two overtime periods, 69-66. Cliff Kurrus, Mike
Kearns and Ed Reed combined for 59 tallies. Freshman swimmers beat Columbia. Andy
Cobb, Rollo White and Dave Bardes took firsts. The IC4A freshman medley was won by
a team of Bob Akeley, Ed Davis, Bill Swearer and Dick Snedeker.
Freshman hockey beat Yale 6-4. Center Don Mathey and right wing Vic McQuade
shared the honors with two goals each, while Win Allegart and George Selover each
Faculty meets today to consider disciplinary action against the "Sovereign" for
publishing the "Unofficial Register".
Prom-trotting Princeton men and their dates will be "Dancing in the Clouds" this
Friday according to the latest release from the Undergraduate Dance Committe. In line
with the theme the walls of Dillon Gymn will covered by a blue curtain which will
serve a background for white star and cloud effects. Booths for each of the eating
clubs, the Freshman and Sophomore Classes, and the patronesses will line the dance
floor. The orchestras of Hal McIntyre and Lester Lanin will provide continuous music
from 10 PM to 3 AM.
Tuesday, March 2nd
Last night, Professor A. K. Parpart, chairman of the Natural Sciences Division, outlined
the Divsional Program in Natural Sciences to approximately 200 freshmen in McCosh 50.
He stated the three intentions of his plan: an intensive study of one field beginning in
the junior year, an overall knowledge of the related sciences and a close correlation of
the scientific program with other cultural forces. After satisfying most distribution
requirements in freshman year, the remainder will be fulfilled in sophomore year and at
the same time embark on the divisional program, which will be completed in junior year.
A minimum of five and a maximum of six courses are necessary in the student's division
in the sophomore year, the remaining courses being devoted to non-divisional subjects.
Richard II premieres in Theater Intime.
The week-long controversy over the publication of the Nassau Sovereign's "Unofficial
Register" was brought to an end last night with an announcement from Dean Godolphin
to the effect that no specific action was taken on the case at a meeting of the Faculty
Varsity rinkmen fell to Williams 3-2 last night.
A new experimental dance group has been formed with the encouragement of one of the
country's foremost modern dancers, Martha Graham.
Wednesday, March 3rd
Minot C. Morgan, chief of the Bureau of Student Employment, reported that a poll of
student waiters on the club waiter question indicates that most undergraduates are
not enthusiastic about the plan. Over 75% said they preferred to wait in Commons.
Professor Williard Thorpe's attack on the clubs appears in the March issue of the New
Century. Advance reports indicate that Professor Thorpe treats the Prospect Street
eating clubs with a minimum of compassion and a maximum of fire and brimstone.
Dr. Gustave M. Gilbert, visiting lecturer in abnormal psychology, believes that World
Wars I and II are not over for the veterans of those wars. Drawing on his experience
as head psychologist at the Veterans Hospital at Lyons, he sees these veterans daily
coming in with nervous breakdowns arising from their war experiences.
Max Lerner, chief editorial writer for the newspaper PM, predicts that the presence
of Henry Wallace in the presidential race guarantees a Republican victory in November.
Reactionary Republican domestic policy will result in a depression with up to 20,000,00
unemployed. The administration antidote to this economic collapse would be war.
Tigertones added to Junior Prom program.
Thursday, March 4th
WPRU announced that David B. Lowry '51 has been appointed production director and
William A. Bardsley '51 as continuity director.
R. Kenneth Fairman, Director of Athletics, announced that all tickets to Saturday's
Cornell basketball game and Dartmouth hockey match have been allocated to "members
of the University family." The sell-outs are attributed to the 1200 guests
expected for the Junior Prom.
The Princeton Student Federalists have formed a Speaker's Bureau to carry its message
to schools and colleges in New Jersey and elsewhere. Members of the Bureau include
John Addison '51 and Howard Siedler '51.
In a letter addressed to President Dodds, the Marine Corps stated that the Platoon
Leaders Class, a plan offering qualified students the opportunity to become Marine
Corps officers, is now available to Princeton students. Requirements for commissioning
are two six week summer courses and receive a degree from the University.
Last night Columbia ripped Princeton 76-50 at Morningside Heights. The 76 points was
an all-time high for Columbia, topping the 74 scored in 1945 against Brooklyn Poly.
Congress approves new subsistence allowances for veterans who are full-time students.
Effective May 1st single veteran-students will receive $75 per month, $105 for a
veteran with one dependent and $120 with more than one dependent. Veterans who are
part-time students will continue to receive $65 per month if single or $90 per month
Last night the Lehigh varsity wrestlers defeated Princeton 19-12.
Paced by Cliff Kurrus, who put on one of the greatest one man shows ever seen in Dillon
Gymn, scoring 32 points, the Frosh advanced to within one game of an undefeated
season, beating Columbia 67-55. Ed Reed scored 15, mainly on his one-handed set shots.
Friday, March 5th
The Junior Prom takes place tonight in Dillon Gymn. 800 couples are expected to dance
to the music of Hal McIntyre and Lester Lanin, and be entertained by the Nassoons and
the Tigertones. The gymn will be decorated with blue curtain, serving as a background
for white stars and a cloud effect. Booths will be provided for the clubs, the
Sophomore and the Freshman classes and the patronesses. In keeping with Princeton
tradition the Junior Prom Committee has announced that girls wearing corsages will not
be admitted to the dance floor.
Club officers, other students criticize Professor Thorp's article attacking the clubs.
Most agree the system is not perfect, but cite many good points and Thorp's failure to
provide solutions or alternatives.
Freshman fencers crush N.Y.U., 19-8.
Monday, March 8th
Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale have
entered into a compact to ease strain on admission candidates. Under the agreement,
a prospective freshman will have until June 15th to accept admission or financial aid,
irrespective of when he received notice of acceptance.
Saturday's varsity sport results. Hockey, Dartmouth 5, Princeton 2. Basketball, Cornell
54, Princeton 48.
Saturday's Freshman results. Frosh go undefeated for the first time in 26 years, crushing
Yale 62-28. Mike Kearns and Cliff Kurrus led the scoring with 14 apiece. In hockey it
was Dartmouth 8, Princeton 4. Lehigh wrestlers won 21-11. The fencers defeated Penn
Tuesday, March 9th
From a field of five finalists Donald E. Stokes '49 won the Trask Debate prize. Allen
M. Dulles '51 was also one of the final five.
Wednesday, March 10th
James Imbrie '01, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U. S. Senate, believes
Henry Wallace can carry New Jersey, and be a great president.
The requirements for tenure become a major issue when English Department instructor
John Hite submits a statement outlining his views on the value of a Ph.D. He condemns
the rigid rule requiring a Ph.D and "publish or perish" rule as non-productive, and
useless as a guide to teaching ability, which he believes to be the important requirement
for a faculty member. The dispute first came to light when it was learned that Mr. Hite
was under pressure from the English Department to complete his graduate work and
obtain his Ph.D. His appointment as an instructor was renewed through June, 1949,
but he was warned that his teaching career was in jeopardy without his doctorate.
This dispute was heightened by disclosure that the pay raises announced by President
by President Dodds on February 21st only applied to those with the Ph.D. degree.
Professor Donald Stauffer, Chairman of the English Department, defended the doctorate
as an indication of a teacher's qualifications.
Thursday, March 11th
The Freshman Council is completing plans for a Freshman Prom on April 30th.
According to reports Dillon Gymn will be the site.
WPRU announced the formation of the Ivy League network, consisting of carrier-current
stations at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth and Pennsylvania.
Monday, March 15
President Dodds defends the University position on the Ph.D. requirement, saying that
the system "may need improvement but not abolition".
Albert Einstein celebrated his 69th birthday yesterday.
Tonight professors, grad students and upperclassmen will attend the first dinner of a
new informal eating group. John M. Lueder '47, oranizer, described "an entirely new
kind of group, designed for students who want to save money on eating expenses and at
the same time relish the opportunity for an informal meeting of minds of undergraduates,
graduate students and faculty members." More than a dozen upperclassmen and
graduate students make up the group who are taking advantage of the weekly board rate
of $11.50 being offered by Chuck and Bob's Restaurant on Nassau Street. Professors
Paul Strayer, Philip Crowl and George F. Thomas will attend tonight's dinner.
The Croslely used by the Daily Princeton met its end over the weekend when it
was buried in a hole between Blair and Witherspoon.
In Saturday sports the basketball varsity lost to Penn 44-41 and the varsity hockey team
lost to West Point 5-2.
Tuesday, March 16th
The following members of the freshman basketball team received 3-inch numerals:
Robert A. Barron, Robert W. Chamberlin, George A. Chandler, David W. Emerich,
Michael J. Kearns, Clifford M. Kurrus, Joey L. McCandless, Willard F. Prior Jr.,
Edward W. Reed and Ralph W. Van Demark.
Wednesday, March 17th
Plans for the allotment of next fall's rooms were announced by J. F. Bliss of the
Department of Grounds and Buildings yesterday. In setting the deadline of April 17 for
men to decide whether they wish to keep their present room or obtain a new one, Mr.
Bliss emphasized that students should stay in the rooms they have if they are at all
satisfactory. Underclassmen in particular are "taking a chance" if they give up their
present room and enter the lottery, he said. "The earlier classes will have first pick.
However, in each particular class, men who are now living off Campus and who want
a dormitory room will have priority".
George A. Lawry '44, captain of the varsity basketball team, was presented with the
Bunn Trophy at a banquet at the Nassau Tavern. Yesterday afternoon the numeral
winners of the Frosh basketball team elected Michael J. Kearns post-season captain.
Herman Hickman is reported to be the new Yale football coach.
Professor H. H. Wilson, of the Politics Department, feels the lack of close relations
between students and faculty is due to a lack of a student union where faculty and
undergraduates can meet and to the lack of coeds on campus, which encourages students
to leave on the weekends.
Thursday, March 18th
General gloom pervaded the campus yesterday following the unveiling of President
Truman's military preparedness program, including revival of the Selective Service
System. Veterans had no desire to return to uniform, and non-veterans had no interest
in being inducted into the military. However, most agreed that the plan was probably
necessary in view of the international situation.
Plans are taking shape for the Freshman Prom on April 30th. Dillon Gymn will be the
site but the band has not been selected. Negotiations are underway with Lester Lanin.
The Nassoons and the Freshman Glee Club will perform during the intermission. The
Prom will run from 10 PM to 2 AM; tickets are $4.80 per couple and $2.40 for stags.
Eleven Tiger teams will be in action in Princeton over that weekend, including Freshman
teams in lacross, baseball, crew and golf.
Married undergraduate veterans have launched a barrage of complaints alleging
discrimination in allocating housing to them in the Harrison Street Project. The
veterans allege that University employees making $90 or $100 per week are living there,
while vets living on $90 per month are forced to live in over-priced apartments in
Mercer County. According to E. A. MacMillan, head of Grounds Buildings, "There was
no indication at any time, or any reason to believe that Harrison Street was built
primarily for undergraduate use." There is an informal agreement among University
authorities providing that, after Faculty and employee quotas are filled, the remaining
units will awarded in the ratio of two-to-one among graduates and undergraduates, with
the former receiving the larger share.
Charles Volp, partner in Chuck and Bob's Restuarant where the new informal dining
group meets, revealed that he had received two anonymous phone calls advising him to
stop catering to undergraduate clientele." They also said "he was doing an injustice
to the clubs".
Cuyler Dorm, Charter Club and Tiger Inn forced to forfeit intramural contests for using
ineligible players. Some of the violations were not the result of ignorance according
to the director of the IAA.
Friday, March 19th
Harold Stassen, candidate for the Republican nomination for President, will speak in
Alexander Hall on April 28th.
Vassar and Smith campus papers support the candidacy of Henry A. Wallace.
The Student Overseas Committee will launch a book drive sparked by dormitory
solicitation after Spring Vacation. The books collected will be sent to needy
universities overseas, including Rome University, St Paul's in Tokyo and Princeton-
Monday, March 22nd
The fifteen Princeton winter sports teams compiled their best combined post-war winning
average of .604. The five freshman teams, led by the undefeated basketballers, finished
with a .733 record.
Tuesday, March 23rd
More than 30 freshmen from the undefeated Frosh reported to Coach Charlie Caldwell's
spring football drills yesterday. They began a three-day pre-vacation drill to become
acquainted with the Princeton single-wing. When college reconvenes on April 2nd the
full team will begin training five days a week, culminating in the intra-squad game on
Last Sunday The Daily News published a two-page expose of the Broadway dance
halls, including a photo captioned "Two hostesses tune up for Princeton boys at Orpheus
Politically-conscious students will meet tonight at 10 McCosh to form a Dodds-for-
Wednesday, March 24th
A raging fire in the eastern end of Baker Rink tore a gaping hole in the roof.
Dean of Admissions Radcliffe Heermance yesterday categorically denied a charge that
Princeton practices discrimination in its admission policies. Dan W. Dodson, in an
article in American Mercury of April, 1946, stated that "Princeton maintains a
tight Jewish quota of less than 4 per cent of its enrollment." "Absolutely untrue,"
Dean Heermance said. "We've never had a quota system, we don't have a quota system,
we never will have a quota system."
The Princeton Travel Bureau expects to do over $20,000 in business this school year.
Three-inch numerals were awarded to the following members of the Freshman wrestling
team for winning all their events: Robert G. Erdody and Horace S. Orser. Two-inch
numerals were awarded to Robert H. Shaw '49 and '51-ers Richard V. Evans, Frederick
M. Kenny, Albert A. Lakeland Jr., Dail W. Longaker, W. Morgan Marquet, Philip
Matter and Stephen B. Wiley.
Thursday, March 25th
Spring Vacation begins at 5:00 PM.
The undefeated Freshman polo team, boasting wins over the P.M.C. and Yale, will tackle
two opponents during the spring break. Mike Mahoney, Randy Tucker and Phil Fanning
will mount up against the Morristown Polo Club and Essex Troop.
The following editorial appeared in today's edition:
Indelible Mark of the Times
SPRING EXODUS. An exodus from the Princeton campus today will once again overtax
the frequently-overtaxed PJ&B. Myriad Princetonians will scatter to every corner of the
country to be home for Easter. Others, including three athletic teams and the Glee
Club, will flock to southern climes to acquire impressive tans, sharpen batting eyes
and improve rusty backhands. But the campus will not, as in palmier days of yore, be
totally deserted by nomadic Princetonians. No few undergraduates will linger behind,
and the campus at night will be lit by the eerie glow of flourescent desk lamps as
hard-pressed students grind over ominous thesis and independent paper deadlines, and
EVIDENT CHANGE. The change is evident, not so much in the individual Princetonian
perhaps but rather in the demands of the Administration that is ever more responsive to
the demands of the "outside world." Studies are tougher, assignments are longer, marks
are lower. Fewer men are finding time to "try out" for extra-curricular activities,
athletic and non-athletic. Princeton is less deserted on weekends. This does not mean
that the Princeton man's traditional love of revelry has been tarnished. It is merely
an acknowledgment of an apparent characteristicof these past few years: the war-
inspired change that has come over Princeton may be no more than a temporary one;
nonetheless, it will probably represent an idelible mark of the times.