Tuesday, March 1
The president of Yale and three groups of alumni viewed the new documentary film
"Princeton". It is hoped that 80 million people will eventually see the film. The
Eli prexy was present because Yale is about to produce its own documentary.
The mad stampede to hear "the sentimental gentleman of swing" at the Junior Prom
on Friday has reached landslide proportions, at 5 p.m. yesterday over 800 tickets
had been sold. Today is the last day to register dates.
Otto Struve, internationally known astronomer and President of the American Astro-
nomical Society, will deliver the 1948-49 Louis Clark Vanuxem public lecture series
at Princeton today, tomorrow and Thursday. At least half the Vanuxem lectures
must be about subjects of current scientific interest. Robert Oppenheimer, head of
the Institute for Advanced Study, talked about atomic energy last year.
The Student Christian Association, the Presbyterian Student Society, the St. Paul's
Society, the Wesley Foundation and the Undergraduate Board of Deacons are jointly
sponsoring a series of talks entitled "The Case For Christianity" on March 6, 7 and
An organizational meeting tonight for the Daily Princetonian Spring Competi-
tion will mark the last chance this year for would-be journalists to try out for
the campus publication.
The U-Store, in cooperation with Argus Camera Company, will take pictures of Prom
dates any time on Friday and until 1 p.m. on Saturday. To demonstrate how easy
it is to use the new Argus camera, the picture will actually be taken by the
undergraduate. There is no charge or obligation and the picture will be delivered
to the undergraduate in a few days.
The German Club will present Goethe's tragedy "Egmont". Tician Papachristou will
direct the production, which celebrates Goethe's 200th birthday.
The Campus Center Committee of the Orange Key will conduct a three-day fund raising
for the Red Cross March 2-4.
WPRU will broadcast live play-by-play of Wednesday's basketball game at Columbia.
Charles Wulfing '51 and William Gordon '49 will provide the coverage.
Lacrosse equipment will issued tomorrow and practice starts Monday, March 7.
The heavy blanket of snow that has fallen in the last 24 hours has frozen out
baseball practice until next Monday.
The following editorial appears in today's Daily Princetonian:
The announcement that only 80.3%of eligibles will be club members next year has
come as a real jolt to many people interested in the well-being of the club sys-
tem at Princeton.
Not only has an upsetting blow been dealt to one out of every five eligibles, but
the cold shoulder has been turned on more than 13% of the first Princeton class
to be admitted under the broadened regional admissions policy.
Apologists for the clubs point to overcrowded conditions on Prospect Street or to
the card system, which tended to emphasize competition for the same individuals
among the clubs. What is important, however, is not so much these questionable
causes, but the necessity for a realization by the clubs of their responsibility
to the University and to the undergraduates involved.
The clubs are privately owned and independently run; but they have the closest
relation possible to Princeton life. In pre-war years they acquired the unique
distinction of providing an eating and social center for practically everyone
who wanted to join.
We feel that the all-inclusiveness of the club system was once one of its chief
virtues and should be the common concern of all the clubs. If the clubs would
work out a method whereby everyone was admitted, as was accomplished in 1940-42,
one out of every five upperclassmen would not be arbitrarily denied the benefits
of a Princeton social life.
The problem of getting everyone in a club should be a major concern of the Inter-
club Committee in making plans for next year's bicker.
Under the successful 1940-42 club election plan, ironbounds were made mandatory.
We therefore urge the encouraging, or perhaps requiring, of ironbounds in the
We furthermore recommend that, before the next election, the president of each club
submit to the Interclub Committee an estimate of the maximum number of new members
which his club can accept. If the sum of the estimates is less than the number of
eligibles, we urge that the difference be distributed proportionately among the
clubs, thus establishing advance quotas that would assure every one of admission.
The perennial claim is made that there is always a certain number of undergraduates
participating in an election who are "socially undesirable". We believe such a
claim to be inadmissible: every man who has been deemed sufficiently advanced both
intellectually and morally to attend Princeton University and to engage in all
other activities here, certainly deserves the right to engage in this activity as
The clubs were able to forestall regulation from Nassau Hall in last spring's
Houseparty episode by imposing upon themselves rules in their own common interest.
Our hope is that the clubs will once again recognize the need for self-regulation
in this instance, and thereby not invite blanket University supervision. The great-
est need at present is less inertia and more initiative from the men who eat on
"Harvard has a big mountaineering club; so has Yale--why can't we?" asked Arthur
Billings and Bob Brooke of the mountaineering branch of the Princeton Outing Club.
In fact, eleven of the outing club members spent the time between terms climbing
with the Harvard mountaineering club on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
The Princeton chapter of the United World Federalists elected Ralph Condit vice-
president in charge of campus activities, Edward Pierson secretary, and William
Wednesday, March 2
As the Interclub Committee prepared to meet tonight to discuss problems arising
from the bicker, figures were released yesterday indicating that many clubs have
reduced the size of their sections this year. Paramount attention at the meeting
will be centered on how to obtain more all-inclusive upperclass membership in the
clubs. One suggestion is that all sophomores who have not been elected to a club
be declared free agents. That step would allow those sophomores to be admitted to
to clubs at any time during the year.
Vernon Geddy, chairman of the Interclub Committee, released data revealing the
extent to which clubs reduced the size of their membership. The left-hand col-
umn shows the total number of members graduating in February and June, and the
right-hand column shows the size of the new sections.
Campus 47 59
Cannon 41 49
Cap and Gown 60 38
Charter 43 35
Cloister 41 29
Colonial 38 38
Cottage 47 37
Court 40 31
Dial 40 38
Elm 43 32
Ivy 32 33
Key and Seal 44 38
Prospect 44 35
Quadrangle 59 37
Terrace 51 39
Tiger 35 49
Tower 44 45
Totals 749 662
A petition, drawn up by club members and urging the Administration to take positive
action to correct "the inequity" of the recent bicker, was being circulated on cam-
pus yesterday. Circulators of the petition said that "the response has so far been
wonderful". The text of the petition follows:
We, the undersigned, feeling that the eating clubs perform a vital function at
Princeton by providing undergraduates with a center of social life, wish to protest
the recent bicker, in which only 80 per cent of the eligibles were admitted. The 20
per cent denied entrance to the eating clubs have been deprived of some of their
rights as Princetonians to participate in campus life. Inasmuch as the clubs have
shown no indication of correcting this condition, we feel that it is the responsi-
bility of the Administration to correct the inequity or else to provide some suit-
History professor "Buzzer" Hall will revive his "Garibaldi Lecture" two weeks from
tonight. It will be the first time since the war that he has delivered his famous
and fabulous lecture.
Theatre Intime's latest production, George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House", will
open this Friday.
Yvonne Sherman, described as "America's foremost woman figure skater", has accepted
an invitation to participate in the Princeton Ice Carnival.
In a letter to the "Prince", George Nesbitt urges that there be a September bicker
to allow at least some of those left out in the just-concluded bicker to take part
in the social life of the football weekends.
Thursday, March 3
The Interclub Committee passed a motion declaring that "all Sophomores who went
through the recent bicker and were not elected to a club will be free-lance agemts
as of this date, but will remain in their ironbounds". The Committee also decided
that Sophomores in the classes of 1947 and 1948 may begin eating in the clubs to
which they have been elected in the recent bicker.
Speaking in the Graduate School last night, Greece's U. N. representative said that
the guerrillas operation against the government were mainly trained by Greece's
Princeton's new pool was the scene of an unofficial world's record in the 100 yard
breaststroke set by Joe Verdeur.
The Princeton cagers upset Columbia 48-45 to gain a tie for second in the EIL.
Frank Gervasi, Near Eastern correspondent for Collier's, will discuss Israel's
place in world affairs in a lecture sponsored by the Liberal Union.
The squash team lost to Army 5-4.
Friday, March 4
The Junior Prom will begin at 10:00 tonight. The decor will have a south sea island
motif and music will be provided by Tommy Dorsey and Hank Durrell. Booths for each
club and one for Frosh will line the walls of Dillon Gymn. Prom chairman Joel
Nixon announced that almost all 1,200 tickets have been sold.
Vassar will have the largest delegation to the prom tonight, sending 24 girls from
Poughkeepsie. Bryn Mawr and Smith each are sending 13. Altogether 105 schools will
The Undergraduate Council favors 100% upperclass participation in the clubs and
asks that the Interclub Committee work out a plan to accomplish this goal.
The following editorial appears in today's "Prince":
WORDS OF PRAISE
A few words of praise are offered today to two groups of club members who have re-
cently shown a real eagerness to remedy bicker problems.
One of the groups is the membership of Key and Seal Club, which passed a resolution
resolution earlier this week backing 100% upperclass representation on Prospect
We also salute the officers of Campus Club, who made a magnificent gesture in
offering to bind themselves to a system which would necessitate all clubs
accepting more of this year's eligibles. The gesture is the more commendable be-
cause Campus, with one of the smallest plants on the Street, took in 59 new men,
the largest of them all.
The following IVORY TURRET column appears in today's "Prince":
The Nassau Parable
1. Sore vexed were the men of Nassau, for the land saw not womankind, according to
the Laws, and they did make moan.
2. And a leader arose amongst them, him called Nixon, and with a voice of thunder
spake thus unto them, saying: "Behold. I come unto you as a leader. Rise up and
follow me and I shall make you fishers of women."
3. And lo it transpired when they heard his words that they followed him to the
mount, yea, verily, unto the fifth floor of Witherspoon.
4. And there he blessed the multitudes, even unto the proctors, which did bear
5. Hushed were they when he taught them, saying, "Our dance floor, which art in
Dillon Gym, polished be thy floor; thy women come, our will be done, in Nassau
as it is "Haven."
6. And he called council, for that they should lay mighty plans.
7. But a host of Freshmen came unto him, rending their garments and gnashing their
teeth, and wailed, "O chairman, wherefore shall we be fed: for it is written: thou
shalt not eat of the meat of Prospect Street for the space of one year hence?"
8. And he taught them, saying: yon is the Balt of the earth, but if the Balt hath
lost its savor, wherewithal shall it be Balted?
9. Behold the fowls at Harvard; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather
into barns, yet president Conant feedeth them. are ye not much better than they?
10. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for
the things of itself. Sufficient unto the date is the enjoyment thereof.
11. And when the council had laid mighty plans, Nixon sought throughout the land
for him whom the prophets foretold should come.
12. And when he found him, he spoke thus:
13. Verily I say unto you that thou art Dorsey, and upon this rock I will build my
Prom, and the dates at Yale shall not prevail against it.
14. It came to pass that his words were fulfilled even as he had spoke them, and
the multitudes descended upon them, and they of Nassau were gladdened, saying:
15. Behold, we were dateless, and ye dated us; we were sore oppressed, and ye de-
16. And they said unto them, each to his own:
17. Behold, thou art fair my love; behold, thou art fair, thou hast dove's eyes
within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from Mount Holyoke,
18. Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely.
19. And more.
20. And there was redoicing in the land, and the helmets of war were forged into
the punchbowls of peace, and they feasted and gave thanks for three days.
R. A. H. '51
The first matches of the 1949 intercollegiate squash tournament will be held in the
Dillon gym today.
Monday, March 7
Approximately 1,100 couples acclaimed Friday's Junior Prom as a complete success.
In an interview during an intermission, Tommy Dorsey said "We're trying to get back
on our prewar schedule of playing as many colege dances as possible."
The nationwide "pyramid club" craze arrived in Princeton last week.
Despite a floor made slippery by the Junior Prom the night before, the basketball
team defeated Cornell 44-38 Saturday night.
200 attended the first of three lectures in the "Case for Christianity" series.
Down to the Sea in Ships, with Lionel Barrymore, Richard Widmark and Gene
Lockhart is playing at the Playhouse. Unfaithfully Yours", with Linda
Darnell and Rex Harrison, is playing at the Garden.
The fencers defeated Penn 14-13.
The wrestlers lost to Lehigh 26-4.
Princeton finished fourth in the Heptagonal Meet.
Yale swimmers prevailed 60-15.
Dartmouth crushed the hockey team by 15-4 score.
The polo team fell to Yale 14-10.
Tuesday, March 8
Reports circulated by nationally-read columnists to the effect that he would suc-
ceed Dr. Dodds as president of Princeton were termed "utterly without foundation"
by Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal.
The United World Federalists have begun a room-to-room campaign to gain members.
Dick Button, Harvard freshman and world figure skating champion, will not be able
to participate in the Princeton Ice Carnival.
John Hite rose to address the Faculty at its meeting yesterday, but was ruled out
of order by Dean of the Faculty Douglas Brown. The reason given for the ruling was
that the issue Hite wished to address was a personal matter and appeals such as
Hite's "cannot be made to the Faculty, according to its Rules and Procedures".
In Press Club elections Robert Bodine and Layman Allen were elected secretaries.
Bodine will handle sports and Allen will take over a position that corresponds to
to city editor on a metropolitan newspaper.
The Stuyvesant String Quartet will perform at McCarter Theater tonight.
Contrary to all other notices, the Quadrangle Club section party will be held to-
morrow night at Princeton Inn at 6:00.
Wednesday, March 9
The Undergraduate Council will sponsor six foreign students for a year of study. The
students will enroll next fall. The University will waive tuition for the six and
several clubs have expressed willingness to provide housing.
Undergraduates from Harvard, Yale, Haverford and Princeton will join with Briar-
cliff Junior College on Saturday to present the Student World's Fair. Half of the
proceeds will be turned over to the overseas projects of Briarcliff's International
Service and the remainder will be divided between similar projects of the other four
WPRU will feature a female disc jockey on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 9. The
identity of "Dusty", whose first broadcast was last night, was not revealed.
Dean Godolphin, in response to two false fire alarms, reminds students that the
penalty for false alarms is $175, or one year in prison, or both.
Sons of the class of 1915 will receive preference for rooms in the new 1915 Dormi-
tory. There are 45 sons of the class now enrolled. There are 14 doubles and 28
singles in the dorm. The rent will be in the upper brackets, from $100 to $165 per
John Hite will discuss his release from the University before the Undergraduate
Council Thursday night. Hite requested the audience.
Arthur Hass was the winner of both first and second places in the photo contest
held by Orange Key Camera Club and the Nassau Lit.
The Marine Corps is offering enrollment in its Platoon Leader Class to 19 students.
The program involves two six week summer training sessions, and leads to a com-
mission in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Ten years ago in the Daily Princetonian: Booth Tarkington, 93, is quoted as
saying, "I went to Princeton with the sincere intention of working very hard there.
Happily for myself I didn't. It is sensible to work no harder than is absolutely
Lacrosse coach Dick Coleman expects to field a Sophomore-studded team this spring.
All-weather tennis courts have now been installed behind Dillon Gym.
Thursday, March 10
Prospect Club members have unanimously passed a resolution favoring 100% club mem-
bership. Prospect also voted to issue bids to four more eligibles.
Harvard has raised its tuition by $75 to $600 for the 1949-50 academic year.
The date of "Buzzer" Hall's Garibaldi lecture has been changed to March 14.
The Princeton cagers defeated Harvard 63-46, led by Cliff Kurrus' 15 points.
The win, coupled with Columbia's upset of Yale, left Princeton tied with Yale for
first place in the EIL.
The hockey team lost to Harvard 8-6.
The annual St. Paul Society fund drive will be conducted March 15-17.
Friday, March 11
The Glee Club will give a joint performance with Sarah Lawrence tomorrow night in
Following a meeting with John Hite, the Undergraduate Council last night invited
the English Department to send a representative to its March 17 meeting to discuss
Beginning in September the general fee will increase from $60 to $100. The general
fee entitles the undergraduate to use of the library, medical attention, partici-
pation in the physical education and intramural athletic program, instructional
supplies and equipment and the services of the counseling program.
Dormitory rates will be raised 10%, except for Edwards, Reunion and West. There
will be increase for those three dorms since the janitors clean the halls, but not
the rooms. The students clean their rooms and make their own beds.
In announcing the increased costs George Brakeley pointed out that dorm rates had
not risen since 1937, and the rise in the general fee is the first in 16 years.
Robert Stranahan, singing star of last year's Triangle show, appeared on television
station WNBT, singing "I Got Plenty of Nothin".
Dean Godolphin has advised pre-med students who are eligible for the draft to write
to the medical school of their choice to ascertain its admission policy.
Applications for provisional admission will be accepted by Pennsylvania, Virginia,
Temple and Northwestern. Cincinnati, Harvard, Boston U. and Johns Hopkins have
annoonced they will not extend provisional acceptance to pre-medical students.
In the event Yale and Princeton finish the basketball season tied, there is no set
rule regarding a playoff, according to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Brophy's is selling white bucks for $12.95.
Monday, March 14
Kenneth Rockhold Jr. '49, an honor student and second term Senior, was found dead
shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday in his room in 8 South Middle Reunion. Richard
Murphy and Richard Wythes, occupants of the room across the hall, became sus-
picious because the door had been locked and the mail had not been touched for
three days. They notified a campus policeman shortly after noon. His death has
been ruled a suicide.
The Pistol Team has elected John Frederick as Captain and Robert Poor as Treasurer.
Perspective, a new Campus periodical representing the Student Christian
Association, will debut today, according to Lewis Mudge. The purpose of the maga-
zine is to emphasize the fact that contemporary issues can and should be considered
from a specifically Christain point of view.
This year's over-crowded room situation will continue next year, according to John
Bliss, director of the dormitory office. Rooms may be retained next year under the
(1) Applications must be made by April 2.
(2) Large suites must carry minimum occupancies, to be determined by dorm office.
(3) Suites with study and two bedrooms must have three occupants to retain.
(4) Suites with study and one bedroom must have two occupants to retain.
(5) Single room if now occupied by one man may be retained by him.
In all cases one man must currently be living in the room to sign up for it. It
should be noted that the University reserves the right to fill any room to what
it considers the maximum occupancy should the September, 1949 enrollment require.
Students desiring to enter the general drawing for a different room next fall must
first give up their present room and register between April 11 and 22.
Dr. Einstein is 70 years old today.
The Tiger cagers lost to Penn 66-47 and finished the season in a three-way tie with
Columbia and Penn.
Dartmouth defeated the swim team 56-19.
Undefeated Navy beat the swordsmen 16-11, even though the Tiger epee trio finished
the season undefeated.
Princeton finished fifth in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships.
Elm Club new section members must sign up for Houseparties by Monday. Tower Club
new section to meet at the Club at 7 p.m. Monday.
Tuesday, March 15
Students interested in attending World Federalist Student Conferences in Europe may
take advantage of a reduced rate round trip now being organized by the Princeton
Federalists. The present reduced fare is $385, much less than the normal fare of
$750. The group will leave about July 1 and return before September 1.
The Engineering Council has announced a new social event, the Engineers Dance, for
April 22 in the Lounge of the Engineering building. Edwin Lightcap is a member of
the committee planning a range of activities around the dance.
The Playhouse will show the documentary "Princeton" March 20-23 as part of its
Six hundred attended "Buzzer" Hall's Garibaldi lecture.
Today's editorial in the "Prince" urges unlimited cuts for upperclassmen and for
The varsity football team began five weeks of spring practice yesterday, which will
culminate in the intrasquad Orange vs Black game on April 30.
Cliff Kurrus and Ed Reed were among the varsity basketball players receiving
6" P's. Manager-elect Mike Towbes received a 6" P. Three inch P's were awarded to
Charles Schaeffer, assistant manager, and alternates Henderson Supplee and David
Wednesday, March 16
Today's Daily Princetonian includes a special section on summer opportuni-
ties for travel abroad.
Reaction from faculty members to the "Prince" editorial urging unlimited cuts for
upper-classmen is mixed. Professors Carlos Baker and Willard Thorp of the English
Department were supportive, while Dean of the Engineering School Kenneth Condit was
opposed. Dean Godolphin said the Faculty has been considering the matter for some.
WPRU will present live broadcasts of performances by local talent beginning tonight.
Featured tonight will be Ben Webster's orchestra, which includes drummer Ed Tilden.
The Proctor's Office has a considerable accumulation of lost articles, including a
bridgework with three teeth.
"Billy the Kid" showed up two nights ago in Madison Dining Hall with an attractive
brunette at his side. Spurred to action by the tumult caused by their entry, he
produced a pistol, aimed it at the ceiling, and fired a blank. He repeated the act
at the end of the meal.
Thursday, March 17
The Interclub Committee last night passed a resolution stating that "although 100%
upperclass participation in clubs if possible is desirable, nevertheless a club's
right to select its own members must remain paramount." The Committee was earlier
informed that nine more eligibles had received bids in the past two weeks.
In other business, the Committee appointed a sub-committee which will meet with
University officials to discuss proposed limitations for next year on the number
of parties per term on Prospect. The Committe registered opposition to a Nassau
Hall ruling prohibiting Sunday milk-punch parties.
The Tiger staff will publicize its magazine by putting on a show which will
tour girls' schools. George Montgomery will direct the effort.
More than 300 of the world's top physicists will converge on Princeton Saturday for
a giant symposium on "The Theory of Relativity in Contemporary Science", arranged
in honor of Dr. Albert Einstein, who celebrated his 7oth birthday Monday.
Responding to a Daily Princetonian editorial questionning the fairness of
the new room rents, John Bliss said he felt the rents were fair, and no changes
were anticipated. He pointed out that even under the new scale, scholarship men
could get a room for less than $19 per term.
There are still vacancies in the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders program.
President Dodds has received two undergraduate petitions each requesting that the
English Department publicly state its reasons for releasing John Hite. One petition
was circulated only among English majors, the other campus-wide.
The first diners in Upper Cloister last night found buck-shot in their meat.
The Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League championships get under way tonight.
Six-inch P's in hockey have been awarded to M. Mathey, H. Montgomery, V. McCuaig,
C. Weeden and C. Woodward. Four-inch P's were awarded to W. Allegaert and G.
Selover, while 3-inch numerals went to J. Matthews and L. Pemberton. Assistant
managers J. Barret, S. Reynolds and A. Surko received 4-inch P's.
Friday, March 18
Sunday night The Student Christian Association is presenting a forum titled
"Christianity and Sex".
The Glee Club will sing tomorrow night in New York with Bryn Mawr Glee Club.
The Ice Carnival opens tonight for a two-night stand.
The Modern Language Department has announced changes intended to modernize
upperclass courses. Previously, 201 level courses were survey courses studying
works as far back as the 16th century. The new 201 level courses will cover works
dating from the 19th century to present.
The Friends of Music at Princeton will present a concert for the benefit of the
Smith College scholarship fund on Sunday evening.
The usual calm of Professor W. W. Swingle's biology lecture in Guyot 10 was broken
yesterday when three students fainted during his description of the circulatory
system and others left the lecture for fresh air. He changed his topic after ob-
serving the spectacular effect of his words.
Because the last final exams will be given on Wednesday, June 8, rather than on
June 11 as originally planned, the summer vacation will be three days longer. The
change gives more time to figure out Senior grades and Phi Beta Kappa awards.
President Harry Truman will honor Grover Cleveland today in a ceremony at Princeton
Cemetary. President Truman will be represented by Colonel Cowle of the ROTC Unit.
Turney Motors at 225 Nassau Street is selling 1949 Dodge station wagons for $2,285.
Monday, March 21
Cham Johnston came through unexpectedly and upset all favorites to win the Eastern
Intercollegiate sabre championship. Johnston, who is only his second year of fenc-
ing, is the first Princetonian to win the Eastern Intercollegiate crown.
Princeton University's collection of paintings by Thomas Sully will be shown at the
Princeton Art Museum for the remainder of the month.
The University Council on Athletics has set up two committees to determine if any
changes should be made in the present system of allocating tickets for sports
events. An alumni committee will review the 27 year-old plan for football tickets,
while an undergraduate committee will review the plans for football, basketball and
hockey. Ralph Peters will represent '51 on the committee.
A three day conference on the teaching of international relations, under the spon-
sorship of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the
Brookings Institution, ended here Saturday. 121 educators and government officials
attended the sessions in the Firestone Library.
Mother is a Freshman, with Loretta Young and Van Johnson, is playing at the
Playhouse, while Caught, with James Mason is at the Garden.
The following editorial appears in today's "Prince":
THE 1940-1942 BICKER PLAN
The essential reason why nearly all eligibles made clubs in 1940-42 was that the
clubs themselves wanted that way. As a University pamphlet called "Princeton's New
Club Elections System," published in 1942, points out: "The resourcefulness,
initiative and good faith of the undergraduate Interclub Committee are indispensable
to the successful operation of the system."
Under the plan, each club turns in a prior estimate of the minimum and maximum
number of eligibles it can assimilate. Other features are:
1. The University supervises club elections through the Central Committee on the
Clubs, on which sit administrative officers and faculty members.
2. Sophomores, according to President Harold Dodds' preface to the pamphlet, "are
given greater control of their destiny than ever before by being permitted to
register with the Central Committee statements of their desire to join clubs in
groups of from four to ten." In other words, ironbounds are mandatory, save in ex-
3. Clubs maintain their freedom of choice of members, although that freedom must be
exercised in relation to ironbounds registered with the Central Committee and in
relation to the goal of 100% upperclass representation in clubs.
4. Eligibles, after having experienced contact with the clubs, register their first
three club preferences with the Central Committee. At the same time, clubs submit
their preferences of eligibles. Preferences are then matched wherever possible, and,
in the few cases where no matching can be effected, the Central Committee and the
Interclub Committee attempt to place eligibles in one of the three clubs in which
they have expressed a desire to join.
Before the adoption of this plan, only 85% of the eligibles succeeded in gaining ad-
mission to eating clubs. For the two years following its adoption, 100% admission
was attained. 1942 was regarded as an off year, however, when only 99.5% of the eli-
gibles received bids.
It can be seen that this plan rests not on coercion, but on cooperation; the clubs
themselves must have a preconceived desire to accept all eligibles. Furthermore, as
the pamphlet emphasizes, social stratification is lessened by insisting on iron-
bounds, the system thereby resting "on the principle that sophomore friendship
rather than social aspirations are the primary consideration in club membership."
With sophomore classes regaining their integrity as numerical class distinctions
vanish and with the University as a whole diminishing in size to a point near its
expected post-war enrollment; we believe that the time will have come next year for
reinstatement of the 1940-42 club election system. Its reinstatement, however, will
have to be accompanied by an attitude different from that evidenced in the most
recent meeting of the Interclub Committee if the plan is to succeed.
Pope Lancaster has been chosen to head the 1950 Bric staff, Maurice Cohill
will be business manager, Daniel Jamieson managing editor, William Dana circulation
manager and Henry Myers assistant managing editor.
The sailing team defeated Penn 44-37.
The polo team defeated Harvard 20-9, with the varsity playing the first and fourth
and the jayvees playing the second and third.
George Sella '50 and Bernie Adams '50 have been named first string all EIL.
Tuesday, March 22
Charles Sarnoff '49 has inaugurated a new phase in thesis writing at Princeton by
making a fifteen minute color motion picture supplement to his written thesis. The
The film shows how the left side of a chemical equation becomes the right side.
An exhibition of printing designed by P. J. Conkwright, typographer of the Prince-
ton University Press, went on display yesterday in Firestone Library.
The Princeton Travel Bureau has arranged several $240 round trip passages betweem
Quebec and Rotterdam on Holland-American Lines' SS Rotterdam. The accomodations
are dormitory style.
The University intra-mural hockey championship will be decided tonight when Cannon
Club meets '01 dormitory
Wednesday, March 23
The Daily Princetonian suggestion that the 1940-42 bicker, also known as the
Gauss plan, has drawn mixed reaction from club leaders. In the meantime, 12 more
eligibles have received bids from clubs. Dean Godolphin stated that "100% must be
our goal, anything short of that leaves us further to go."
Daniel Sullivan has been elected vice-president and Sprigg Duvall secretary of the
Washington, D. C. Club.
A concert by the Robert Shaw Chorale at McCarter Theater Monday drew mixed
Edward Steichen, probably the greatest living photographer in the world today, will
speak tonight at 36 University Place, under the sponsorship of the Graphic Arts
division of the Firestonr Library. His topic "The Exact Instant" will stress his
belief that timing is the essential ingredient in good photography.
The current issue of the Saturday Review of Literature praises the docu-
mentary film "Princeton" as a "fine achievement".
In the IAA championship match '01 dorm took a quick lead in the first 30 seconds on
the first of Art Mudge's two goals. Despite his heroics and spectacular goal-tending
by Dick Pierson, Cannon eventually claimed the hockey championship 9-3.
Six-inch varsity P's were awarded to swimmers David Bardes and Richard Hargraves.
Four-inch varsity P's were awarded to Edwin Huddy and Carleton Jacob. Three-inch
numerals were awarded to Walter Braham, Andrew Cobb, David Downs, Arthur Haury,
Richard Hayes, Robert Hoedemaker, John Kallop, John Preston and Henry Suydam.
A 6-inch P was awarded to John Harris as manager-elect, and a 4-inch P to Peter
Roands as assistant manager. Charles Brothman will be assistant manager for
the 1949-1950 season.
Thursday, March 24
Firestone Library will formally open with an April 30th ceremony.
The University of Michigan asked its undergraduates to grade its faculty, and prom-
ised to consider the results on about a par with the opinion of department heads in
evaluating the faculty. Five instructors who received poor grades will be released
or reassigned. In every extreme case the students and faculty heads agreed.
The Princeton Hillel will sponsor the third annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton col-
loquium on Jewish affairs this weekend at New Haven.
Physical exams will be available on campus next week for men applying to the Marine
Corps Platoon Leader program.
The second edition of MSS, the new campus creative writing magazine, will be
on sale this afternoon.
All Princeton anglers are invited by the Amherst Trout Club to its Intercollegiate
Trout Derby to be held April 23 and 24 at the college.
The award of a 4-inch P in squash was made to Donald Scott.
Despite published reports to the contrary, Lex Barker, the new movie Tarzan, did
not attend Princeton.
The rare book section of Firstone Library is one of the world's ten best.
Students may obtain tickets on campus for New York shows by contacting the new
The Student Reservation Service.
Friday, March 25
The Army plans no more inductions between now and the expiration of the Selective
Service Act on June 30, 1950, according to Carl Vinson, chairman of the House Armed
Harvard library officials last week advanced the cause of womanhood to new heights
with the announcement that women would be allowed to visit the new Lamont Library
two hours each week, but with one hitch. The women must be escorted or they will
not be admitted.
By action of the University Discipline Committee one man has been suspended for
giving a fictitious name to a proctor, and three students were suspended for driv-
ing and riding in a car without permission. The Committee reminds students that
they may not operate cars in Princeton or its vicinity without permission whether
or not the vehicle is owned by a Princeton resident.
Today's issue of the "Prince" includes a special Bermuda supplement.
Monday, March 28
The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded $25,000 to Princeton for basic research in
basic psychology, to be conducted by Professor Hadley Cantril.
Princeton's "jigger man" died Saturday. William Taylor, a Princeton institution
since 1904 suffered from a heart ailment the last few months. His presence at the
corner of Nassau and Witherspoon Streets will be missed by all Princetonians who
sampled his hot dogs or candy, or who were cheered by his "mawnin' suh".
Arnold Toynbee has returned to the Institute for Advanced Study.
The Chapel was the scene of a mountain climbing experiment early yesterday morning
when Peter Brown and two other students attempted to scale its heights from the
outside by means of regular climbing equipment. Proctor Mike Kopliner interrupted
the effort and confiscated the equipment. The case is pending before the Dean.
Preparations for the 1949 Triangle Show will get underway Wednesday night.
The varsity lacrosse team defeated the alumni 12-7. Reddy Finney scored a goal for
the alumni. He was unavailable to the varsity because of football spring training.
The Tiger fencers finished eighth out of 29 colleges competing in the National
Intercollegiates at West Point.
The varsity polo team closed out its indoor season by beating the Ramapo Club 16-8.
Sophomores considering applications for admission to the Woodrow School of Public
and International Affairs are invited to attend a meeting on Monday evening, March
28 in the School Conference Room. All second term Sophomores having a general
third group average are eligible to make application. Selection of applicants will
be based partly on scholastic record and partly on other evidence of qualification,
including a short examination which will be given after the spring recess. Forty
eight Sophomores will be selected. Deadline for applications is April 1 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29
All applications for retaining dormitory rooms for the Fall term must be filed in
the Dormitory Office by Saturday, April 2. For those who do not wish to retain
their present rooms, applications for the Fall term drawing will be accepted from
April 11 to April 22. Only applications of two or four men will be accepted.
Rex Pixley '49 has called for a meeting of eligibles who did not receive a club bid
during the last and previous bickers for 8:30 p.m. in Whig Auditorium. The purpoe
is for the "forgotten men" to seek a solution to the club problems.
The Spring issue of the New Century, the magazine of the Liberal Union, is
now on sale. The lead article was written by the president of Sarah Lawrence deal-
ing with the question, should Communists be allowed to teach?
The Glee Club leaves Thursday afternoon in a ten-car caravan for its annual spring
tour through the South. Stops include Ponte Vedra and Mt. Dora, Florida, Charlotte,
North Carolina, Woodberry Forest, Virginia, and the Homestead at Hot Springs, West-
Chambless Johnston, Eastern Intercollegiate saber champion, was awarded a 6-inch P.
Four-inch P's were awarded to Earle Helton, Benjamin Koo, Gordon Williams and David
Williamson. Three-inch numerals were awarded to Lee Christen, and a 4-inch P to
Four Nassoon members, including Hamilton McKay and Robert Stranahan, won a dis-
trict barbershop quartet contest in Trenton Friday. Their prize was $50.
'01 Hall defeated Lockhart 30-13 for the interdorm championship and will play the
club champion Tiger Inn for the IAA championship tonight.
Wednesday, March 30
Hank Durrell will play for the Engineers' Dance on April 22. The dance will be the
first ever held in the Engineering Building. Tickets will be $3.90 per person, and
be good for an afternoon beer party on the shores of Lake Carnegie, as well as for
the dance. The size of the building will limit the number of couples to 200. First
in line for tickets will be engineers. Any tickets not sold when students return
from Spring vacation will be offered to all students.
Most varsity team captains favor a change in the way sports letters and numerals
are awarded, but none seems to have a thought-out plan to replace the current way
of determining who and which sports get 6-inch vs. 4-inch P's.
Firestone Library will be open on a curtailed schedule during the Spring vacation.
"Boy Meets Girl", the Theatre Intime's annual production, will open over Houseparty
weekend and continue through the following week.
The old fashioned hymn sing, an institution long missing from the Princeton campus,
will return to Princeton shortly after Spring vacation, starting Easter Sunday,
April 17, in the living room of Murray-Dodge, and continuing every Sunday evening
thereafter. Gerald Mayer was among those active in reviving the hymn sings.
Tiger Inn cagers defeated '01 Hall 43-26 to take the IAA tourney crown.
During the Spring break dining hall hours will be substantially shortened.
Thursday, March 31
Last night at a meeting of the "forgotten men" a committee was formed to work with
the Interclub Committee and Undergraduate Council with the goal of getting more
men into clubs. The meeting concluded that forming an 18th club was a last resort.
Dr. Irving Levey, director of the Princeton Hillel Foundation, is currently
offering to all undergraduates four extra-curricula courses in Hebrew language,
religion, philosophy and current Jewish trends and problems.
Richard Vaughan, varsity hockey head coach since 1935, has been elected president
of the American Hockey Coaches' Association for a two-year term.
As the winter sports intramural program winds down Tiger Inn leads the clubs in
over-all points for all sports, while Holder Hall has moved to the dorm lead.
The April issue of the Princeton Tiger goes on sale today. A parody on a
travel folder entitled "Going Abroad" is the main feature.
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