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H O B A R T ® H E R A L D Z-4d8 V o l . L X I I I Established 1879 GENEVA, X. V., THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 194-2 W e e k ly S i n c e 1913 No. 25 LONG AWAITED MEAD LECTU RE LISTED FOR TOMORROW NIGHT S R O L E A N N O U N C E S R E S E A R C H S T U D Y PROM GIVES PROMISE AS BANTA ADDS FINAL TOUCHES TO PLANS By H . R. Traver Evolution of the Democratic If 7 ay ,.f Life, w ill be the subject o f em inent A m e rican anthropologist D r . M a r ­ garet M e a d ’s public lecture in C o x e fla i l tomorrow evening. T h e final speaker in this year's lecture series, I )r. M e a d is at present Assistant C u ­ rato r of Entlm o logy o f the A m e rican M u s e u m of N a t u r a l H is to r y and a> t iv e member of the N a tio n a l R c - -ta r c h Council and the C o m m ittee f o r N a tio n a l M o r a le . H o w e v e r , to date 1 )r. M e a d ’s m a in claim fo r n a tio n - u id e recognition is her research w o rk m Polynesia durin g the 1920’s. L a s t month this “ long record of painstaking ancl scientific study\ .u n n n g the natives of the S o u th P a ­ cific was recognized h y T h e S o c ie ty W o m e n G e o g raphers w h ich p r e ­ sented D r . M e a d w ith a gold m e d a l i o r \outstanding achievem e n t” . T h is m e d a l was firs t given to th e la t e \m e l i a K a rh a r t nine years ago, a f t e r -he had suh>e<l across the A tla n tic . F r i d a y evening's lecturer is the o n ly \m n a n to win this honor since it w a s v ix e n In the ill-fa te d a v ia tr iv . T h e “long record of painstaking and scientific stud y ” m e n tioned by th e S o c iety of W o m e n G e o g raphers w a s d u r in g the period fro m PC S to 1 W A w h e n D r . M e a d studied tour N e w G u in e a tribes. W h ile in S a m o a , X e w G u in e a and B a li, she lived am o n g h e a d hunters and less ferocious n a ­ tiv e s , observing their customs, speak- m g their native languages and stud y ­ ing their behavior. T h e findings of th is extensive re - 'c a r c h have been published in n u m e r - pX;,].., ous volumes h y Dr. M e a d . These p u b ­ lications include: The C>nninti >'t . l</c nt Samoa l l (L28). .In Inquiry into the Cucstion nf Cultural Stability in Polynesia (19281, Cruzeina up in A Y re taiinea (Rid), Thc CJmnaina Culture of an Indian Tribe (1 9 3 2 ) and .sV.r and Temperament in Three primitive Societies (1 9 3 5 ). N o t only h a s D r. M e a d derived a substantial reputation for h e r o u t ­ standing hcst-scllcrs. but she the possession of a fine reco rd in ad - HOBART LICTUIRER dressing her w ide reading-public. Anderson Tops Freshman ;it Field in Speaking Round Dr. Margaret Mead Debaters Close Good Campaign B y N o rm a n R o t h The form a l inter-collegiale forensic activities having been completed last night in a coiilc—t w ith the b'n ivefsity ot Rochester, th e debating team of Hobart a n d W illia m Smith (A d irges w ill conclude it'- program for th e year this weekend, when Lev participate in the Xevv A<>rk State D e b a ters Conference to he held tit S k idm o re College in Saratoga Springs o n Friday and Saturday. T h e topic t<> h e discussed is “ H o w S h a ll W e Im ­ plem e n t the Good N e ig h b o r Policy : Special attention w i l l he igiven tocul- enjoys lu l -aj relations, political re*lali«»nx eco­ nom ic relations, a m i m ilila r v allairs Program Will Allow Students To Understand, Appreciate Citizenship in. Democracy By John V a n Dewater A new d e p a rtu r e in t h e teaching of social science w a s announced th is week hy D r . Leo Srole, acting chair­ man of the D e p a r tm e n t of Sociology and Economics. T h e n e w method p e r ­ mits students o f th e Colleges tn cul­ minate training iu the social sciences in actual field research work in co n ­ nection with a stud y of the social and economic history of G e n e v a being conducted hy the D e p a rtm e n t. Em p h asizing th e advantage of this sort ot first hand tra in in g over prepa­ ration lim ited to study of hooks, D r . Srole pointed out that “ . . . hy p a r ­ ticipation in such a com m u n ity s u r­ vey, students a r e better able to un- j derstand at first hand the responsi- j hilities and the p r iv ileg e s o f c it iz e n - 1 ship in * A m e r ic a n dem o cracy. Jn th i s 1 way, the C o m m u n ity Research P r o - ! gram is a logical extension of the C i t i - ' A-nship P r o g r a m w h ic h has been p i n - 1 m-cred by H o h a r t and W illia m S m ith Colleges since l r>3(>.\ : D e p a r tm e n ts C o o p e r a te Cooperating w i t h th e D e p a rtm e n t of Sociology and Economics I n the* R e ­ search P r o g r a m are th e D e p a rtm e n ts of Political Science, Business A d m in ­ istration, R io lo g y , H isto r y and P s y ­ chology; Ju n io rs ami Seniors all departments mission to the Claude Hopkins Board Approves Speculum Money Iro m By George Palermo P r o m C h a irm a n Ben Banta is en­ deavoring to arrange for a presenta­ tion of C lau d e H o p k in s ’ recordings over the college public address system in order th a t students may hear a sample of th e kin d of perform a n c e w h ic h the fam e d H a r le m it e outfit w i l l put forth at the H o b a r t Junior P r o m on the 24th. A n d w h ile they are dancing at t h e prom to the strains o f the widely' k n o vv n fourteen-piece aggregation w h ic h holds several records for th e extent of its perform ances on the c o l­ lege “ S w ing C ir c u it”, the hall w ill b e decked and adorned in true South A m e rican style. Flags and realistic South A m e rican scenes w ill be d is ­ played appropriately about the p r e m i­ ses hy H a r r i s Cooper, of Syracuse, o n e of C e n tral N e w Y o r k ’s leading p r o ­ fessional decorators. There is s t ill a fa ir chance, accord­ ing to C h a irm a n B a n ta, that the Coca Cola radio show ’s spotlight hand m a y he picked up irom the Plobart Cam p u s on that evening; but due to the nature o f the broadcasting arrangem ents, definite w o r d on this point w ill not Toe furthcom ing until a fe w days before the prom. I n the event that the H o p ­ kins band is named for that particular F r id a y evening show, i t w ill be heard over the M u t u a l Broadcasting S y s ­ tem 's national chain. In any event, the expense of th e prom w ill o f necessity be borne by re - By D a v i d Braybrooke Rv-instituting tive appropriation for ______ ______ _________ _ _______ _ o f the College, b y a d - \ The^ Speculum,'’ the B o a rd nt C o n - j c e ipts from the sale of bids; and w it h C o m m u n ity-R e s e a rch 'trn l Cuesday approved th e continuance the com m ittee faced by the recent d r o p Seminar, m a y ta k e p a r t in the re - o f the magazine next year, provided i n student enrollm e n t, a decision w a s search, and receive c r e d it to w a r d the t lia t i t he com b ined w i t h The ISidjic, i reached e a r ly this w eek that a larsger Citizenship requirem e n ts. lite r a r y p u b licatio n of \ \ illiam S n n t h . j c row d coulcl be accommodated th is arch is p a r t of a national T h e B o a rd thus reversed its previous | y e ar than w o u ld be assembled fro m island, taken a t an o th e r meeting, t<> render service to t h e nation as \v This research is p a r t of a ik u m w i , . , , research p r o g r a m w h ich is expected■ hken a another meeting w h e n - - ,t.|i i i t had cut n u t its tm a n c ial support. Ih e as the ci im m u n ities. I t w ill trace the *tu«lent activities budget has now been development n f th c A m e r ic a n w a v oh placed m t h e hands ot Assistant P i o - life as m a n ifested in (Geneva as a rep- * W \ r R?h lX L ‘m'sk;r ' 1UMJK'SS a d ‘ \nierica. 'vlsl’r tn t,le H o a r d , w h o has been em ­ pow e red to raise or lo w e r the t a x ac in connection w ith T-'nun 2d to 25 ttcinlance at this nting schools iir state. Am o n g other m e e ting, delegates Latin America. colleges w ill he conle rence, all regions institutions are c e r ta in in repre- i| the it this to 1 >c T h e Helen H a ll Y a il extem p o ran ­ eous speaking contest, held last eve­ n in g in llre n t H o u s e , was w o n by Ir v i n Anderson, of th e N e u t r a l B o d y . M is s D o rothea D e v ins, Y illia m S m it h ’42, presided fiver the contest w h ic h saw f< uirtecti representatives of th e freshman classes of both colleges ad lib in com p e tition for the coveted c u p and key. LIBRARY ACQUIRES NEW RESEARCH TOOL This week the lib r a r y added ti y its collection o f reference books The Bildiouraphie Index . A Cumulative Bihliiiiiniphy A PUdiouraphies, _ pub­ lished by th e H . \Y . Vv ih o n L o. of N e w York C ity. T h e purpose o f tlie index, according to M r s . H a r e r . is to furnish t h e students w ith _a method o f finding a comprehensive lis t o f ref­ erences to a n y particular subject. The publishers have Used a broad interpre­ tatio n of th e word “ b ibliography , for th e reference works range a ll the way fro m comprehensive bibliographies to lis ts of references In current periodi­ cals. A special section in the_ latest volum e is devoted to a list of bibli­ ographies n o w in preparation. Since ils advent in 1038, the Index h a s issued q u a r terly fists w h ich are hound inlo one volum e at thc end nl each year. Four volum e s have been published fo r the years 1938 to JHMI a n d the lib r a r y is i n possession o f the complete s e t. I t is thc opinion o f All's. H a r e r that the In d e x w ill prove an invaluable help to the students in pre­ p a r in g term papers, debates, and other sim ila r m a terial. present from F o r d h a m . Ih'oukhn. Syracuse. St. Law rence, L'olgate, and Rochester. W illia m S m ith College w i l l send M D< irotliea Dev ins, n b ile tlie H o h a r t group w ill B e headed by C a p t. Charles I I . Thom p s o n and w ill also include A . G a r !w r ig lit H a r t, R o b e rt TL Kmnnms. am i Norman R . R i ith. ( In Sunday evening, t he entire d e ­ bating group i »f the colleges w ill gather at the Seneca for a banquet and a discussion of th e w o r k ot the past year. Proceeding the ham p u t% \ . J Y r t - w right H a rt. '42. of \ o r l . S . G w ill he initiated int* * T a u Ixnppn Alpha, national honorary fur v i d e vockty. The Sundav evening a lta ir should write a successful concluding chapter to w h a t has been a mos-t encouraging w a r o f debating a c tiv ity . resentative and miniature O f more im m e d iate im p o rtance, it w ill study the effects of th e war crisis upon a typical A m e rican community in terms o f the com m u n ity's contribu­ tions to the w a r e ffo r t and the effec­ tiveness of w a r policies < »f national and state governm e n ts. In this way, the survey- hopes to contribute to a more effective prosecution o f the w a r and the peace to follow. kt present, th e sem inar group con­ sists of seventeen selected H o h a r t and W illia m S m ith students, though thc group w ill exp a n d in the com ing year HOBART C. A. PICKS LEADER A lbert H< 41 w itter. ’43, of lloosick Falls, was elected president of the H o ­ bart G h ris tian \ssnciati< >n fo r the forthcoming year when members gathered fo r th e ir annual m e eting at the chaplain’s residence Sunday night The new G . A . lead e r succeeds A. Princeton Class of '17 Honors Classmate Eddy M e e ting in New A ork Uty_ on M o n d a y evening, 75 m e m b e rs nt the Class fit I'M7, Princet*>n I ’tiivcixity. sent the follow ing cablegram to I t Col. W illiam V E d d y , their form e r class-mate, w in » is now serving as U . S. Naval attache at Tangier, M o ­ ri il'CO. Scz'cnlv-tive members- A the Class A 79/7 at their elaxs dinner in Xezc York send you their affec­ tionate nh'Ctintis and best wishes. iCe are proud of you and zee zeant you to Tenoze il. T. Hart Anderson President, Class A ■ 1 977 Pmeefan, Unit'crsity Lording to the enrollm e n t next fall, •within a d iscretio n a ry limit of th i r t y per-cent. Alumni S e c retary C lifford E . O r r propi ised to the B o a rd that since he would not com m a n d tb e funds t< > take the r is k o f prese-uting the m o tion pic­ ture series next year, a special d o lla r tax be levied m i H o b a r t students for the purpose. T i n ’s w o u ld p e r m it the admission w it h o u t fu r th e r fee o f the taxpayers; il W i l l i a m Smith ag r e e d to the plan, the girls would h a v e the same privileges. The tax was passed by tlie B o a rd. A committee was appointed to a r ­ range the p a y m e n t of damages t o d o r­ mitory w in d o w s , fro n t the d a m a g e ! fund at th e hes-t term s . It w a s sug- [ gested that the fairest method o f pay- ! ing for such b r e a k a g e out of t h e fund ! would lie a t cos-t, Y a t e s Seam a n , and (’a lte r w e r e nam e d t o the com m ittee. ! I n view o f t h e fact that profits from | the 1942 Echo were very sm a ll, not j j exceeding nine dollars, the B o a r d de- j cided to w a ive th e usual rule t h a t sev­ enty per-cent o f the surplus r e v e r t tn the sinking fixnd, a n d aw a rded the money fm * division between R o g e r Frost and P h ilip G r a y , the e d it o r and business m a n a g 'd - n f vast y e a r ’s an­ imal. I the college student body. Hence, it j w a s decided that a lim ited num b er of I outside bids he sold. T h e fra te r n it y and neutral groups have this w e e k been engaged in com - I p le ting plans for the annual round of ! S p ring-AYeekcnd house affairs. \ H e r a l d \ - T w i g M e r g e F o r N e x t W e e k ' s Is s u e The current issue of the H o b a rt H k r a i.ii w i l l be the last before thc publication of editions combined w ith the W i l l i a m S m ith Tzeiji. N e x t T h u r s ­ day afternoon, A p r il 23, w ill find thc first num b e r of T h e H e r a lp , of Ho­ bart and JVilliam Smith Calicoes com- t ing from thc presses. ! M e m b e rship on the new staff w i l l be 1 d ivided approxim a tely' 50-50 between | hoys and girls, w ith M is s M a rjo rie ! W e lch leading the H i l l contingent as 1 m a n a g ing editor. WM. SMITH LISTS DEMOCRACY THEME Mrs. Eddy' Again Hostess To All Upper Classmen R o v d o n ( ’o r b r a n , '4 2 , of Pawtucket. R. T. The new lis t of officers also includes V ice-P r e s id e n t R o g e r A. B a rn a r d , M4, nt Goncsus, a n d S e c r c la r v -T r e a s u ivr Frank A ld e rso n , ’4 4 , of Slfeatm *, III. Tlu- la tte r ’s -.election came as a re- election to an office in which the in­ cumbent hail perform e d to thc com­ plete satisfaction o f the m e m b e rs. W ith R a y Sw e e t man, field sccre- j Nil's. W i l l i a m A lf r e d F.ddy lia s ex- tarv o f the S tu d e n t Ghristian M o v e - 1 (ended a c o r d ia l invitation to a l l H o - ! ment, present as a special guest, the , hurt and Y V illin m S m ith Seniors, Jun- group heard his b r ie f rem a rks cnn -|in r s , and facu lty members to attend cerning the necessity for assisting stu— |a special S e n io r T e a at her residence dents whose activities have been in - this Sunday a f te r n o o n from f o u r to six terrupted by w a r evacuations and foi~ i o'c*lock. P rofesso r a n d Afrs. J o h n R . strengthening religion as a bulw a rk: Lansing w ill H e in the receiving line against fascis m . w ith M r s T h e m e e tin g dosed w ith a short, general discussion o f proposed changes in the scope o f ih e organization’s i n ­ terests. N o decisions w e re reached o n any specific points at Sunday night’ s meeting. Eddy. M e m b e r s o f ihe L it t l e T h e a tr e w ill present some light entertainm ent in the form o f skits. P o u ring w ill he M iss Helen C . C. Parent, Afrs. W a lt e r D u r ­ fee, M r s . A l f r e d Haussmann, a n d M r s . Thomas S c o t t - C r a ig 1. The dram a tics, music, and dance groups o f W illia m Sm ith C o llege will present an A ll-out-for-D e m o c racy program entitled “ R e a c h ing f o r (lie Stars a n d Stripes” this S a turday eve­ ning in th e W illia m s H a ll gymnasium for the benefit of the Geneva Com­ m u n ity Chest. T h e p r o g r a m w ill include interpre­ tive readings on a democratic theme, presented in* the dram a tics students under th e direction of W a lden Bovle. head of thc Plobart D ram a tics De­ partm e n t ; several selections fro m the music o f the democracies in e x ile , by the m e m b ers o f Lew is Niven's Schola C a n to ru m group; and a dance inter­ p r e tation of Tschaikowskv's \1812 O v e r t u r e ” representing humanity’s struggle for higher things th a n w a r and w e a lth . T h e dancing w ill he under thc supervision of M iss Janet Seeley of the A V illiam Sm ith P h y s ical De­ partm e n t. A f t e r the program an in fo r m a l dance is scheduled for Coxe H a l l au­ d ito riu m .

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