nlytrrQuir irpnrtrr Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn- College_: of Engineering Vol. 8
BROOKLYN, K Y., DECEMBER 1, 1920
No . 9
MESSRS. VAN NORDEN AND TECH-PRINCETON GAME WILL Varsity Quintet Overwhelms Cooper LEWIS JOIN TRUSTEES' BOARD BE PLAYED NEXT SATURDAY Union 48 to 9 in First Game of Season VAN NORDEN IS ALUMNUS
Nelson Lewis Has Been on Boar d of Trustees Before; Was the Secr etary in 1905
Team Will Hold Most of This Week 's Practice at the 13th Annory
The administration of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute is Next Saturday night Tech will very pleased to announce the fact line up on the 13th Armory baskthat 1\Iessrs. Ernest Van Norden, etball court against Princeton UniTech '97, and Nelson P. Lewis versity. The game is sure to be a have been added to the Hoard of corking good fight since both 'l'rustees of the Institute. teams are accredited to be leaders Both of these men are very in the sport. A number of miliwell known to all the alumni and tary games and some track events to most of the student body of will take place preliminary to the 'l'ech. Mr. V.an Norden especially game. is known and respected by the Tech will probably resort to a alumni having been the president different style of play at thi.s of the Alumni Association for a number of years. He was always game, since the court is very much interested in the doings' of the larger than the one here in the gym. The problem of guarding activities of his Alma Mater. will be similar to that met with l\'I1·. T.1ewis is a civil engineer and a graduatr of Rensel-aer Poly- at last year's C. C. N. Y. game, technic. Mr. Lewis had been on where the opponents used a fivethe Board of Trustees for a num- man guard and forward system. 'rhe game will be fast thruont. ber of years previous to 1914 when he resigned. In 1905 he The Tech men are in wonderful vYas the Secretary of the Board. condition, and are somewhat He has also served on the Ad- elated over the runaway game with Cooper. visory Council. Both men are wonderfully fitMost of the practice this week ted for their work and THE RE- will be held at the armorv to alPORTER takes this opportunity to low the team to become. accuswish them success. tomed to the larger court.
DELTA KAPPA PI FRATERNITY HOLDS AMEETING TO DISCUSS NEWMEMBERS A meeting of the Honorary Fraternity, Delta Kappa Pi was held Tuesday evening, :\" ovember 23d. Among the important issues taken up were new membership, recommendations to the Student Council, and plans for the current year·. After the completion of old business, a discussion of new members was opened. According to the constitution, only those seniors who have an average scholarship of B and are credited with 15 points as figured in accordance with the point system are eligihle for election in December. .Juniors may be elected in April. It should be noted that the fraternity recognizes as a B man only one who is so rated in the registrar's office. It was also decided that points obtained through any office will not be recognized by the Fraternity if
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that office was not efficientlv and conscientiously fulfilled. This IYafl considered necessary to preYent men from holding office for the sole purpose of securing points. In order that the true status of each candidate be determined, a committee of three was appointed to investigate and report at the December meeting, at IYhich time final action 1rill be taken. It was noted that several men have given considerable service on various committees and have been given no credit in the form of points. It was clearly evident that such jobs warl'anted recognition; and it "·as decided to recommend to the Student Council that such recognition be given. Since this matter affects the eligibility of seYeral candidates, it will be placed before the Council at its next meeting. In order that new members may receive their keys with due ceremony, it was decided to hold a formal dinner in January of each year; at which time keys will be presented.
WORK FEATURES GAME
Cooper Only Able to Make Three Goals from Field; Nelson and Ratner Combination Good
Last Tuesday at. noon about t\\-enty-fiye representatives of the entire college went into gonclave to discuss and to attempt to solve a most Yital problem of Student affairs-the Freshman Rules. 'rhe cmwention consisted of th e Student Council and the officers of each dass at the institute. Th e session "·as in no \Yay official, but was called bv President of th e Student Coun~il, Reinert in an effort to obtain representative student Yie\\·s on the situation of the lo1Yer classes as a result of t he Soph smoker incident. Considerable misunderstanding and anxiety have been created among the students as the aftermath of the recent Sophomore jubilee of ::-.J oYember 16th. Sentiment in the Freshman Class regarding this affair is not uni~ form and the necessity is urgent to settle this matter as soon as possible and before any rash steps IYould be taken, which might result in the abolition of Frosh Rules at Tech.
Last Saturday Tech opened its basketball season IYith a 48 to 9 victory over Cooper Union Institute . The game was hardly an occasion to pass opinion upon the work of the varsity quintet since it seemed to have everything its own way thruout the game. Tech opened up with Nelson and Ratner as forwards, Joy at center and B a c h r a c h and Schwartzman guarding. 'rhis combination worked fast, and made its first tally inside the first minute of play. This was rapidly followed by another and still another and still a few more. Nelson's sh ooting from t he foul line was spectacular. He missed only one tally during the game. Tech's defense was wonderful; Cooper only made three field goals. The guards played an open game, and were always in the passing and tried a number of times to do their own tallying with no little success. On the whole, the team work was better than it has been for a great many days. It was however a very easy tryout for the Princeton game for next Saturday. Cooper did not, by any means, put up the brand of ball playing which might be expected from Tech's next opponents. Cooper played a hangingon game, trying to prevent scoring rather than do what was seemingly impossible for them; namely to do some scoring themselves. This may have, in a way, prevented even better passing t han was shown; but the 48 points hardly prove t hat. There was scrapping thruout the play. Every man on both teams was always in the game; and only t he superior shooting ancl team work of Tech allowed fol' so great a difference in the final score. Capt. Nelson gave eveJ·y substitute a chance to get into the game at one time or another. All showed up well. In the preliminary game the Stuyvesant High School team defeated the Reserves 17-15. The Stuyvesant lads played a fast close game, but they exhibited a
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DEXJ.D1IN I. NELSON
Captain of Tech Basketball Team for 1920-1921, and Stellar Forward of the Team.
REPRESENTATIVEBODY OF TECH STUDENTS DISCUSS RULES Sophomor e Smoker Disturbance Not Within Jur isdiction of Council
THE POLYTECHNIC REPORTER
WRESTLING TEAM WILL HOLD Gift of One Thousand Dollars Starts Ball Arolling for Sheldon Memorial FINAL ELIMINATIONS DEC. 10 HUNDRED THOUSAND NEEDED TO ENDOW CHAIR Sheldon Memorial Committee Enthusiastic and Optimistic About the Final Result of Drive The work to which Dr. Samuel Sheldon has devoted his life shall continue forever! This is the decision which the Sheldon l\'Iemorial Committee has made in its effort to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Sheldon. 'l'he Committee has determined to raise a sufficient fund to endow a chair in Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. At a meeting of the Committee held on Monday, November 22, Mr. T. C. Martin, the chariman, reechoed the predominating sentiment of the recent memorial meeting held in the Engineering Building. The Committee has, therefore, sets as its aim the raising of $100,000, in the form of contributions from the friends of Dr. Sheldon, with ·which to endow the chair. With the crystalization of this The letter following can probidea of a permanant memorial there has been created the Shel- ably make it clear to the student don Foundation, which is an out- body why Casper Specht did not growth of the memorial commit- appear on the floor against Coop· tee, and will henceforth be in er last Saturday night. charge of the fund. When com- Mr. Frank De~unzio, pleted this fund will be turned Dear Sir: over to the Polytechnic, together At the time of our conference with all the official documents re- last week you asked me a question lating to the work of the Founda- · concerning the existence of a fourtion. year rule at the Polytechnic, Mr. Chas. E. Potts has become which question I was unable, at treasurer of the Foundation and the moment, to answer. Since is prepared to meet the inflow of then I have investigated the matcontributions that will soon com- ter and I find that in 1915 or 1916, mence. It is interesting to note the Committee on Student Activithat during the meeting at which ties (at that time under the Chairthe plans were first l;>eing fornm- manship of Professor Green), lated a letter was received from passed the following regulation: Mr. William A. White, bearing a "No student who has for four gift of One Thousand Dollars- years participated in inter-collegithe first contribution to be made ate basketball, may represent the to the Sheldon Foundation. Mr. Polytechnic Institute. White is one of the staunchest "No student in the Evening Defriends of the Polytechnic and partment may play on the baskethis faith in the work of Dr. Shel- ball team unless he be (a) Carrydon, and his admiration of the ing a schedule of not less than man has brought forth this gift, six hours of work a week, and marking the first step in the as- (b) A bona fide candidate for a surance of the work of the degree.'' Foundation. These rules have never been repealed and are, therefore, in force at the present time. The reason Professor Hausmann was unable to give you this information ,,·as that it is a ruling On Saturday evening, Decem- of the Committee, and not a. vote ber 11th, an Alumnus of Tech, of the Faculty. Yours very truly, who has made good in the chemWILLIAM J. BERRY, ical engineering world, will adChairman of the Student dress the Chemical Society. The Activities Committee. speaker referred to is Mr. Mathias who received the degree of chemical engineer in 1905. He POSTER CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW SCALE OF PRICES talk on the "Fire Foam" fire exThe Poster Club wishes to make tinguisher, and he has promised to illustrate his talk with motion the following announcement: Bepictures and slides. The Fire ginning December 1, 1920, the folFoam is rapidly becoming a lowing prices will prevail: All sinleader in its field and the talk gle posters 50c each; in lots of 10 about it is sure to be of great in- or more 40c each, to be paid in advance. We would like such acterest. Aaron and Linclentha! of the tivities as basketball, baseball, Senior Class are programed to wrestling and track to take adread student papers. Their sub- vantage of the above arrangement jects will be announced in a later immediately as it would greatly simplify matters for us. All orissue. The usual dispensement of re- ders for posters should be put in freshments and good cheer will our mail box at least 5 clays before the posters are desired. follow the meeting.
RULING OF 1916 PROHIBITS SPECHT FROM PLAYING
TECH ALUMNUS TO ADDRESS CHEMISTS AT NEXT MEETING
Manager Reports Progress With Schedule and Expects Little Trouble for Completion Manager Strobel expects to experience little difficulty in completing the schedule for the wrestlers now that the curtain has fallen on the 1920 football campaign. Since, in the majority of the colleges wliere football is a major sport, the wrestling squad is composed largely of football men, a great deal of uncertainty pl'evailed as to the quality and quantity of the matmen which uncertaint.'- subtencled unwillingness on the part of the wrestling managers to arrange for meets. 1'\egotiations are under way with Princeton for a meet in Tigertown, but the Jungaleers offer us December lOth, a date which upsets Coach Foster's calculations, inasmuch as he had expected to hold elimination contests for the various weights on the 12th. The Princetonians were offered the 16th for the meet, which would allow Foster some time to select his team, but it is doubtful whether the date is acceptable to them, hence the entire matter may end in negotiations. The heavyweight situation is still as unsatisfactory as at the beginning of the year. Evidently the heavies possess college spirit inversely as the square of the weight, for although the mat is crowded with smaller men, there is a noticeable dearth of beh emoths. It may come to a point where, i£ some badly needed material does not come out for the greater weight position, a big chap walking along the halls will be avoided by his mates and branded slacker in college spirit. A new suitor for the hand of Miss 158 has j oinecl the ranks, in the person of Gelman, '22, who has sho\\·n some very creditable work and is pressing his suit with ardor. The smaller weights are capably taken care of by the veterans of last year's squad and fierce competition for the positions is going on.
ANNOUNCEMENT We learn from Major Anthony J. Piala that he conducts a class once a week in archaeological history. The class meets every Sunday morning. :Major Fiala discusses the origin of the world and other interesting archaeological facts. Anybody interested in this can secure further information from A. Shaw, '23.
Good goods were never scarcer than they are this Fall. Along with our usual showing of fine domestics, however, we've our full quota of Scotch and English fabrics-we're the largest importing clothiers in the country. Tailoring? As fine .as our woolens. Price? No higher than others ask for clothing not nearly as good. The best of everything college men wear.
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very unsportsmanlike attitude in the second half when they saw that there was a chance that the Reserves might win out. It was probably the first time on Poly's court that a winning visiting team developed a ''sore head.'' The Stuyvesant players even went so far as to call time out to argue with the referee. The reserve~>' playing was excellent, but they clearly showed themselves to be in opposition to the "win at all cost'' attitude of the High School lads. Score: Brooklyn Tech vs. Cooper Union Nelson .......... R. F. . ......... Bossert Ratner .......... L. F. . ........ Griffiths Joy .............. C. . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhodes Bachrach ....... R. G. . ........... Meur Schwartzman ... L. G. . ....... Diamcmd Score of first half. 22-7. Final score, 48-9. Goals from field, Nelson, 7; Ratner. 5; Joy, 3: Bachrach, 1; Linoki, 1; ·white. 2; Griffiths, 1; Rhodes, 2. Goals from foul, Nelson, 10; Bossert, 1; Diamond, 2. Referee. Lew Cooper. SubstituteR, "White for Joy, Rous for Schwartzman; Linoki for Ratner, Gesualdi for Schwartzman. Time of halves, 20 minutes. Won by Brooklyn Tech. 1'ech Reserves vs. Stuyvesant H. S. Seeling .......... R. F. . .......... Lustig Seelig ........... L. F. . .......... Farrar Crivilenti ........ C.............. Nelson. Tucker .. . ....... R. G. .. ........ Prince Schepps ......... L. G. . ......... Ritkess Final score. 17-15. Goals from field, Seelig, 1; Silverman, 1; Crivilenti, 2; Tucker 2; Lustig. 1; Farrar, 4; Nelson, 2· Prin'ce, 1. Goals from foul, Crivilenti, Farrar, 1. Substitutes, Dub<_nvsky, Coughlin. Time of halves, 20 mmutes. \Von by Stuyvesant High School.
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SENIOR CLASS IS HOPEFUL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT ACLASS DAY MEET-DISCUSS FRUSH RULES Committee Lays Plans for a Full Day Celebration, and Now Awaits Sanction of Faculty At a recent meeting of the Senior Class a suggestion in the form of a plan for the establishment at Tech of an annual ''Senior Class Day'' was broached. Very favorable comment was heard concurring with the suggestion, resulting in the improvement of the Senior Play and Dance Committee to proceed with the matter to the extent of formulating definite plans for the Day and to take the matter up with the Faculty. The plans, which of course are as yet only tentative, since they await the pleasure of the Faculty, are as follows : 1. Thursday, December 23rd-To be declared a holiday for the Faculty and the students, who are to be excused from all classes for the day. 2. On that day exercises to be held in the Tech Chapel under the auspices of the Senior Class. It is to be expected that the entire body of Faculty and Students be present at the exercises, the program of which will conform to the following: 10 :00 A. l\1. to 12 :00 l\L Chapel exercises, President of Senior Class presiding; Overtm·e by Tech orchestra; Speaker on purely general topic; Remarks by President of Senior Class; Selection by Orchestra; Speaker on ''The Engineer and his Profession" (our own Dr. Adler has been suggested) : 12 l\L to 1 :30 P. l\1.- Senior Class Luncheon. 12 :30 P. 111. to 1 :30 P. l\1.Frosh, Soph and Junio1· Class rallies in gym; Remarks by Pop Foster ; Practice basketball of Frosh :md Soph teams. 1 :30 P. M. to 3 :00 P. 1\I.-Annual Frosh-Soph basketball game; Gym to be clear for decoration purposes by 3 :00 P. M. 8 :30 P. l\I. to 10 :00 P. l\1.-Senior Class plays. 10 :30 P. l\I. - Senior Class Dance.
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The day after the capture and entertainment of the Freshman representatives, the spirit of revenge reigned supreme in the class of 1924. They did not wait for the l<'rosh smoker to avenge themselves upon the Sophomores, but immediately retaliated by capturing the Soph president, W oerzel, and treating him in much the same way as the Sophs had proceeded the night before. This act enraged the traditional guardians of the Freshman rules by the revengeful spirit in which it was done. Thinking that the ThtWORlD"SIOIIDfo• TMWlJRUrS'lOROr., ElEVI..TGRSAf ETY UEVATORSAf[TY Frosh smoker IYas being anticipated by the capture of Soph leaders, the '22 class 1\'as summoned to convention for the proTHE STATUE OF LIBERTY tection of the class officers. The gathering of the students in front Most of the famous structures of the world are equipped with Ot£s Elevators. of the buildings then fo1lowed. These spirited moments gave the HAT structure is better known or is impression that the students were more typical of America than this beginning to violate the sanctity Statue at the gate of New York. of the present Frosh rules. PresiCountless thousands from the old world pass dent Atkinson, passing, perceived under the uplifted arm that holds a light the gathering, and was not pleased which means to them worlds more than to with the seeming violation of the us, though our millions know it and love rules. One of the chief reasons it ·for the symbol it is. for the abolition of fone from the enforeement of the rules by It is fitting that an Otis Elevator should the Sophs, was the objectionable carry passengers up through the base to the and undesirable demonstrations foot of the Statue. For though the activities in front of the building_s. of Otis are world-wide, the beginnings, the creation, the basic ideas and the great deThese \\·ere the incidents and velopments of vertical transportation were considerations which led to the made by Otis in America. convention of the class officers and student councillors. If this OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY Offices in all Principal Cities of the World policy which had already been started \\·ere to be continued, 11·ith each class attempting to outdo the other in retaliatory actions, there is i1o telling as to what ing to subject themselves open to would be the culmination of these any capturing activities outside enough men together for the purreciprocations. At present mat- the limits of the college jurisdic- pose even if they were to find out the location of the smoker. ters have come to the point tion. 'l'hey believed that no The conclusion was reached \\'here the father of one of the leniency or "invitations as Freshman captives, who could guests'' ought to be accorded that the student body were in not be made to see the affair in them by the F'rosh class, as had favor of Frosh rules of the tradithe light of a college students' been suggested by some who tional character, although in the prank, is insistent upon sueing wished to bring the feud to an absence of these ideal conditions, they were ready to accept the the .sponsors for damages. end. rules as they are with any imThe meeting showed that preIt was also pointed out by some provements that may be made inYailing opinions about the future that the occurrence of last week cidental to the rules. It was eviactions of both classes were at was about the best possible thing dent that all appreciated the fine great variance. After a good deal that could take place as far as spirit that resulted from the reof discussion and argument it was instilling class spirit is con- cent activities. It served to emrecorded as the general opinion cerned. Such enthusiasm and phasize the lack of pep and spirit of the assemblage that the Sophs spi;·ited times were not enjoyed that came with the old rules by had acted " ·holly within their this year among the students. It affording an intimation of what moral rights and 1rithin the Frosh was intimated also that as long could be expected with the trarules. Their activities had oc- as these activities could be car- ditional customs in force. The curred in most cases miles from ried on away from the college point was made that many prosthe college and \Yas entirely pri- and without any detriment to any pective students who were keen concerned that the traditional Yate in its nature. It IYas also procedure be followed to relieve for a true college atmosphere were deterred from coming to the agreed that any retaliatory meas- some of the lifelessness and ''pep- institute on this account. The ure of the Frosh class, as long as lessness'' of the Frosh rules. The opinion and points of view of the they will take place remote from possibility of an attempt by the different student representatives, Institute property and · supervi- Sophs to break up a Frosh which were brought to li~ht by sion would be "within the law." smoker, where Soph captives the meeting proved that the conwere being entertained, was pre- vention of the class leaders was The Sophomores in particular de- cluded as a possibility, owing to not only advisable, but absolutely clared themselves perfectly willthe impracticability of gathering indispensable.
THE POLYTECHNIC REPORTER
Jnlytrrquir i!\rpnrtrr Vol. 8 No.9
Dec. 1 1920
Publisht Every Wednesday thruout the College Year by the Student Body of the Polytechnic Insti tute of Brooklyn HENRY A. LINET, '21, Editor · Associate Editors A. BERN DIBNER, '21 HENRY T. HOTCHKISS, JR., '21 ARTHURS. WEBER, '21 Night Editor EMANUEL HAUT Alumni Editor MONROE G. WOOLFSON, '12
ALFRED de GROOT, '22, Managing Editor Staff Reporters HARRY DANIELS, '23 DAVID FISHER, '21 ROY E. LARSON, '23 A. MARVIN LIEBOWITZ, '22 RICHARD NIEBANCK, JR., '23 FRED NIMMCKE, '23 MORRIS RUBIEN, '22 A. E. SHAW, '23
BUSINESS STAFF HERMAN BROWN, '22, Adv. Manager HYMAN OCHS, '22, Business Manager STANLEY HUDDERS, '22, Circulation WALTER LINDENTHAL, '21, Asst. Mgr. Manager
It isn't the team alone that is an illustration of team play. The whole col. lege, loyally supporting the team, coach and management, illustrates team play.
WERE AT THE GAME Saturday night. We had forewarned 7:;1;/ our friend not to laugh at the funny little Freshmen with the funny little caps who would be quite numerous in the gym, for we explained, it was a tradition that Freshmen wear their caps at all college functions. We were at the game. We explained to our friend that since it was the first really important college function, it was plausible that the Freshmen did not realize as yet the importance of carrying on college traditions. We felt very much ashamed, for we felt that our friend was giving us the well known merry ha-ha. AJ:RESHMAN, YOU DIDN ''l' SEEM to realize the importance of .JJ those traditions. How can you expect the next year's Frosh class to do these very things which you side-step~ If it were a case of compulsory rules, let us assure you, you would wear the caps. But since it is a case of voluntary rules, where your only dictator is your honor and your spirit of fair play and squareness with your Alma Mater, we can do nothing but hang our' heads in shame. We feel ashamed that there is a body of men in Tech ·who will not do their bit for the most wonderful Alma Mater in the country, the most wonderful only because Freshmen of previous years realized their responsibilities. Jt:\ ERHAPS I'l' WOULD NOT BE so shameful if we had nothing to ..fF' feel spirited about. But how could anybody deny spirit to an institution who could put out such .a team as Tech displayed last .Saturday. If one could conceive of a machine with the soul and brain ,Qf man, he could conceive of the 1920-1921 Varsity. Even with •Cooper Union playing a losing game and trying only to prevent 'l'ech :from rolling up too large a score, the count stood 48 to 9. Every man individually is a guard. Every man individually is a forward. But none of them sought individual honors by trying for goals when only luck could put them in. They played a passing game, and always managed to pass the ball to some unattached man near the basket. 'l'here is nothing spectacular about such playing. ~either is there anything spectacular about the nine-year-old chess wizard. 11r HE CHEER I.1EADERS SAID that the cheering was as good as ~ was expected. We happen to know just what they meant. It is not as complimentary as it looks in print. They referred to the mass meeting that was called for last Wednesday afternoon. It was planned at that meeting to take out the rough spots from the cheers and to give the leaders themselves an opportunity for more concerted action. Very fe"-, however, showed up at this meeting .and the leaders confided to us that their proverbial hearts were in their proverbial mouths before each cheer. We sympathize with them, for it must be a most terrible feeling to give orders to body which does not respond, especially when a stranger looks on and passes judgment. Be down, you student body, at the next meeting .. Prepare for the Princeton game, for it's going to be a mighty hard tussle and the team will feel and play the b etter for the comfort a loud and mighty cheer, can afford it. Not only loud and mighty must that cheer be, but it must come simultaneously from every mouth of a true Tech son; and it must come simultaneously with the movement of the cheerleader's arm and hand. Even if the girl is at your side, cheer. Teach her to cheer with you. She will think the more of you for that.
STUDENT OPINION Dear Editor: Why docs the Institute hesitate to establish the ''college hour'' which would mean so much for the life and well-being of all the activities at Tech. No doubt it has come to the attention of all who are interested in any activity at the college, that a serious problem existed in the absence of a possible time when students may conveniently get together for some extra-curricular function. I refer to the meeting hours of almost any society or club at the Institute. Under present conditions most of these society sessions or rehearsals are obliged to be held at 12 :30 and to last throughout the lunch hour. 'l'his is undoubtedly a sacrifice, which pays a tribute to the spirit of those who display this wholesome and commendable interest in making 'rech a college among colleges. '.rhen again, the inconYenience of this hour for meeting, presents a serious difficulty in tha solicitation of support and subscription to the activities. It is not necessary to point out the great advantages and stimulus that would be enjoyed by the organizations affected, if the college hour were instituted. The defects of our present system have certainly been felt by any who have had the opportunity to be interested in these activities. Furtlwrmore, there can be no good reason why this improvement in qur extrae:urricular facilities should be withheld any longer. All that is necessary is that, in the arrangement of the next semester's schedule of courses for the entire school, one hour should be set aside during " ·hich no class should be scheduled. 'l'his hour, being an "off-hour" for every student would be an excellent time in which to hold any meeting or rehearsal and would almost assure the presence and support of every available student. A.W.G. Editor of TnE REPORTER: When I entered Tech three years ago I was greatly interested in athletics and so I gladly subscribec1 three dollars for the Athletic Association. 'l'he varsity basketball team was one of the best 'r ech has had and the record for the year proves this. However, the popularity of the team grew and so the following year 1\Ianager Goodale called a General Assembly and asked the students if they would be willing to raise the Athletic fee to five dollars, so that the tickets issued would entitle the holder and a lady to witness all home games of basketball and wrestling. The boys agreed and so through the last two years five dollars was the fee. All other expenses, such as publi-
cations, dances and societies were left to the discretion and enthusiasm of the students. Evidently this enthusiasm was bona fide, for the boys were not help up to the tune of fifteen dollars (excluding the Polywog ) , nor did the societies or affairs that were worthy of support go begging for a loose dollar. The minstrel show received the full support of Tech, as did the wrestling and basketball teams, the Polywog, the REPOH'l'ER and the live professional societies. 'L'he baseball team was a comedy, for a very simple r eason: 'l'cch has no field and field s p o r t s (except cross-country ), should not become varsity teams because failure on this account is inevitable. Getting back to my argument I maintain that this blanket fee is so called because it pulls the wool over our eyes. For our fifteen dollars we get nothing we care for and most of the things we don't want. 'ro see a r eal game of basketball means another dollar thrown in and to see the Tech Team in action means THREE additional dollars. And further, to haul a Polywog home means another four doU.ars to bid adieu to. In the meantime the baseball team and other activities hardly worthy of support can lie back and await a check from the bursar. I particularly take exception to the additional three dollars for seeing the three basketball games worth seeing. If the manager cannot get sufficient support from the Athletic Association to stage the games at an armory (where they should be played ) , he should learn a little about advertising, and I 'm sure he can pack any armory and give 'rech a little publicity in the same breath . With a word of apology I may say, sir Editor, that these remarks are made in the sense of ''constructive criticism" and with the full knowledge that every Tech man will give undivided support to any 'rech affair, no matter how arranged and so For the grcate1· glo1·y of T ech. A SENIOR.
For the Glory of
Columbia Columbia's announcement of its schedule reveals this amazing statement, ''Columbia will play its second game with Poly Prep on December 14th on Columbia's court." 'l'he latest schedule announcement that we had, was to the effect that the Instit ute was to play Columbia on that date. And besides Columbia hasn't been in the habit in past years of playing prep schools. Yes, there must he a mistake some place.