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HERALD OF HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES Z - 4 * « Vol. LXIV Established 1879 GENEVA, N. Y., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1942 No. 3 POTTER INAUGURATION SET FOR Fraternities Arrange Parties to Follow Inauguration Formal With a gala Inauguration Ball sched­ uled for tomorrow evening in Williams Hall and a generous round o f fraterni­ ty and Commons Club socials listed for Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings, the campus finds itself heavily absorbed by the great doings which come more or less incidentally with the inaugural itself. The formal dance will get under way to the accompaniment of Freddie Wollston’s bind , at 9 o’clock tomor­ row night; and the social round will not be completed until the last drop of tea is poured late Sunday afternoon. Announcements of the respective so­ cial groups concerning their activities include: Sigma Chi Anniversary The Alpha Alpha chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity this week not only cele­ brates the inauguration of a new col­ lege president, but also the Fiftieth Anniversary of its existence. Satur­ day night the chapter will hold a buf­ fet dinner at 6 :00 p.m., which will be followed by an informal vie dance. A memorial banquet is to be held Sun­ day night, at which William P. Kem­ per, founder of the Alpha Alpha chap­ ter, will be the principal speaker. Sigma Chi this week also announced the pledging of Ralph S. Heilman, ’46, a graduate of Horace Greeley High School at Ch'appaqua, N. Y. Kappa Alpha fraternity has an­ nounced the pledging of Tom Reid, of Niagara Falls (De Veaux ’42), and Bob Kenney, of New York City (Trinity Prep). . A n alumni tea will be held on Sun­ day afternoon between the hours of four and six at the K A Lodge. lheta Tea Dance Theta Delta Chi’s social season will be opened this Saturday by a tea dance, which will be held from 5: 00 to 8 : 00 p.m., and at which, according to latest reports, a number of alumni are ex­ pected. Music will be furnished by re­ cordings and refreshments will be served. In addition, the fraternity announces the pledging of Gifford Doxsee, of Freeport, Carl Haussman, of Geneva; Larry Andrews, of Olean; and T. Sheldon Murray, of Peekskill. Kappa Sigma Bayard Hancock, ’46, of Nutley, N. J., was pledged to Kappa Sigma this week, according to a fraternity an­ nouncement. Kappa Sigma will hold an open tea dance this Saturday afternoon from 4: 30 to 8 : 30. The chaperones will in­ clude Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Tor­ rens, Dr. and Mrs. Alexander L. Har­ ris, Miss Madelyn Cushing and Dr. Alan G. Tittle. Delta Psi Entertains Delta Psi Omega will hold an open vie dance on Saturday night starting at 8 o’clock, according to an announce­ ment of the Social Committee. Sigma Phi fraternity announces the pledging of John H. Brooks, of Balti­ more, Md. Last Saturday the follow­ ing upperclassmen were initiated into the social organization: Willis A. Adcock, Gunter P. Jahn and George E. Beckett. At this initiation, William Pitkin, of Rochester, was the speaker and Harold Lane, of Geneva, served as toastmaster. Both of the latter are alumni of the local chapter. Phi Phi Delta has announced an in­ formal vie dance for pledges and guests on Saturday evening from 8:30 until midnight. The chaperones will be: Mr. and Mrs. Walden P. Boyle, Miss Frances Miller and Dr. Alan G. Little. The Phi Phi pledge list will be an­ nounced at a later date. The Commons Club of organized Neutrals will hold a vie dance in Brent House this Saturday evening from eight until midnight. The club has just completed enrolling a large group of freshman members. Scott-Craig Sees Survival, Rather Than Culture as Goal of Wartime Education in Liberal Arts; Specific on Hell Professor Speaks in Chapel, Says War May Be Hell And Peace Can Be, Like-wise \There is less and less time allow­ able in this college to pursue its spe­ cific purpose, 2 liberal arts programme; we must train to survive more than we can train to live well,” declared Dr. T.S.K. Scott-Craig in preaching before members of the college com­ munity gathered in St. John’s Chapel for vespers on Sunday afternoon. Quoting from Gen. Sherman to the effect that war is hell and from A. A. Milne that peace is often hell, too, Dr. Scott-Craig asked: “ What do we mean when we say W ar is H ell? Do we not mean that we are in the midst of in­ tolerable physical suffering; that we ourselves must face infinite pain and probable death; that we must inflict incalculable suffering and death not only upon the relatively guilty, but also upon the relatively guiltless?” “And what do we mean when we say Peace Is Hell, but that having given up armed struggle we have ex­ changed the swift horrors of Rotter­ dam or Stalingrad for the prolonged miseries of French soldiers interned in Germany, and of French families cut off from their mainstay and their hope for the next generation?” con­ tinued the speaker. “W e call these things Hell because they bring human life into an abyss of meaninglessness, to an infinitude of despair.” Candidate Laval Heaven and Hell, he continued, are inhabited by free men who have chosen either the good or the evil ways of life; but the Germans and Japanese are, for the most part, not going to Hell, because they have no free choice between the good and evil when they exist in a society of compulsion and untruth. Becoming highly concrete and specific at this point, Dr. Scott- Craig volunteered: “The only public figure now alive in Europe, concern­ ing whose mind and activities we have (at least on the surface) sufficient in­ formation to be reasonably sure that he is in Hell or is going to Hell . . . is the execrable and execrated Pierre Laval.” “I do not doubt that God in his goodness and mercy is chastising us, as of old H e chastised Israel whom He had chosen. Yet, unless the mystery OUR CONGRATULATIONS — The Editors of The H e r a l d extend their cordial congratu­ lations, and well wishes to Dr. John Milton Potter on the oc­ casion o f his inauguration as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The staging of a chaste and simple inaugural in time of war is to be looked upon by the college community as a mani­ festation of a sincere desire to aid the Nation’s war effort by conserving time, money and efforts that might be put to more effective use elsewhere. But on the happy occasion of his inaugural, few will envy the new president for possessing the task of filling the shoes of one who has so ably and effectively served Hobart and William Smith Colleges since the Fall o£ 1936. AT TRINITY President to Direct Remarks at Hobart, William Smith Students Assembled for Colorful Inaugural at Historic Site By George Palermo Hobart and William Smith College students will play a prominent part in th e inaugural ceremony which will be observed in Trujjfty Church this Satur­ day at noon upon the occaiton of Dr. John Milton Potter’s formal induction as president of the Geneva colleges. All students o f both schools will be expected! by the deans to attend the service unless they have other highly important activities with which to con­ cern themselves. i Tickets are not being required of the student body which will gather before Coxe Hall at approximately 11 o’clock when an assembly signal will be given by music to be played on the college carillon. The stu­ dent body of both colleges will depart at 11: 25 for the Church where it will be seated at 11:45. The inauguration sevice wrill begin promptly at 12:00 noon and will be concluded by 1:30. Arrange Simplified Program Only two formal addresses are listed upon the simplified but dignified program which was adopted in keeping with the demands o f the war-situation. Dr. James Phinney Baxter 3d, president of Williams Col­ lege and Deputy Director of the Office o f Strategic Services in Washington, will deliver an induction ad­ dress while Dr. Potter will direct the content of his inaugural address primarily at the student body as­ sembled in historic Trinity Church where a major share of Hobart’s presidents have been inaugurated in the past. Oliver B. Capen, of Bedford, a member of the Hobart-William Smith Board of Trustees, will open the program as general , chairman of the Inaugural Committee. The formal induction itself will probably be conducted by John K. Walker, of Buffalo, chair­ man of the Board of Trustees. Dr. H. N. Hubbs, professor of Mathematics, has been assisting Mr. Capen as vice-chairman of the Inaugural Committee while the following faculty members have been active fin Heading various sub-committees in arranging for the outstanding inaugu­ ral event: Dr. Leonard A. Lawson, Robert E. Consler, the Rev. Stuart G. Cole, D r. Robert W. Torrens and Clifford E. Orr. Dr. Lawson will also act as grand marshall of the academic procession. Distinguished Guests Although no effort has been made to effect a congregation o f national lu­ minaries due to defense priorities on transportation, over a dozen college presidents and six bishops of the Epis­ copal Church will in all probability be on hand among a long list o f distin­ guished guests. The Rt. Rev. William Proctor Remington, Bishop of Ore­ gon, is listed among those expected. Luncheons have been moved back to 1:45 and 2:00 p.m. at the various campus dining establishments, and stu­ dents who generally employ the Stu­ dent Union for meals will be served luncheon at Brent House upon pres­ entation of their regular meal tickets. The Student Union and Coxe Audi­ torium will accommodate upwards of 300 trustees, faculty members, alumni and alumnae and distinguished guests at a special inaugural luncheon. Union Cooperates The afternoon program will feature the Union-Hobart football game at 3: 30. In playing at that later hour in order to facilitate the inaugural pro­ gram, members of the Union football organization make a great personal sacrifice in so far as it entails depart­ ing* on a later bus which will not per­ mit them to reach Schenectady until 4: OQ a.m. Celebration of Holy Communion at 8 : OO in _ St. John's Chapel will mark the opening of Inauguration Day while the Board o f Trustees and the Alumni Council will both meet a t 10:00 a.m. for short sessions. The Alumni Coun- (Continued, Page 3, Column 4) of God’s sovereign rule over history be quite hidden from me, I believe that it is His will that the democracies, after chastisement, shall win this war, since (unlike the Nazis) their aims are not radically incompatible with His will for a creative human socie­ ty,” predicted the Hobart-William Smith philosopher and linguist. On Sinning Freely \In so far as Nazism as a system of thought and government destroys the rational image of God in man, it must be ruthlessly swept from the earth; yet the souls of individual Nazis, millions of them, may be saved since they do not freely sin,” he continued. “In so far as democracy as a system (Continued, Page 2, Column 5) An Editorial

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