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The Tech News Worcester, M.suchuretts, Friday, January 10, 1964





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TECH ACCEPTS BID TO COLLEGE BOWL ln an intervaew with President Storke Tuesday afternoon the Tech News learned that Worcester Tech will definitely form a team for the <..i.E. College Bowl. President Storke staled that he was happy to see the number ot men who signed up for the trials and that, "the large number of students who signed up shows the fine spirit which is a part of the student body." Seventy· two students enrolled at Tech, as opposed to sixty-eight at Holy Cross and forty at Clark. Dr. Nicholas Onorato, head of the preparation committee, said that a crash program will be con· dueled to prepare lhe team for the scheduled March 15 program. He bas asked the rest of the faculty to co-operate with the committee members, Prof. Donald J ohnson and Prof. Arthur Kennedy. in pre· paring sample questions and con· ducting the practice sessions. Both written and oral exams will be given during these sessions. Out or the seventy-two enrolled now, eight will finally be selected and divided into two teams, a first and an alternate team . Although Tech's first appearance is scheduled Cor March 15, It may be postponed until sometime in May. This would brint the showing closer to the centennial celebra· tion wbich begins In October, 1964. Part of the program conststa of a one-minute fllm about tbe college, .-hicb is narrated by one or tbe team members. Dr. Onorato said that, "Many of the students who &Jgned up stated that even if they were not good enough to make the team, they would be happy if they could parhcipate in the prog ram In any ca· pacily. This Is a good example of the type of people here at Tech." The trials will be conducted in the same manner as the show, with a buzzer system In tronl of the teams. The first team to ring the buzzer after the question is finIshed wins the chance to answer the question. Dr. Onorato stated that, "We are trying to produce a well-balanced team, one In which tach member ls good in two or three particular fields or question·

The only Board member the studen ts have much rontact with Is the Pres1dcnt of the Institute, one of six <'~·officio members. This Is one of the reasons the Tech News in· ten 1cwed Mr. Stoddard, with lbe intent in mind to discuss the pres• nt situation of tne Institute as " 11 as team in g more abou t one of our more eminent Trustees. A~ well as leading hls dual role in lh business world, Mr. Stoddard is vc· -y active in business and civic interu t groups. He also has ra ther inte sUng political views.


ing, and not one in which each meml>er knows a little about each lleld of questioning." H e felt that -------------------------~ this is where the key to success lies. Some time before the Tech team goes on the show, there Is a possibility that it may have a few practice sessions with the Clark team, which djd well on the Bowl last year . The adrninistrativ~ details of the program will be handled by the The U. S. Senate has recently apPublic Relations office, under the proved a bill appropr iating $1.195 direction of Fred Broad. biJlion in grants and loans to colleges for the purpose or construct. in& new colleate facilities. The biU outlines a three year program dur ing which $835 million in grant s and $360 million in loans will be devoted to the construction oC libraries and other such college buildings. All colleges and universities will be eligible, but new Institutions and those The arrangements for the 1964 colleges with plans for a large Junior Prom have been long under· ::xpanslon of their facilities to ac· way and £rom every indication It commodate more students will appears that this year's prom will undoubtedly have precedence. The program calls for Lhe Fed· rank as one of the best in Lhe history of the school. All plans eral government to pay one third are running smoothly and on or the cost of college projects, with schedule, and the entire Prom the Institutions themselves paying Committee is very optimistic about the rest. State tlnanced tecbnieal schools will receive forty percent. a h ighly successful weekend. Commenting on the blll, Wor· Tbe orchestra and Saturday night entertainment were formally cester Tech's business manager signed a short time ago, and the David Lloyd said that the admin· Prom Committee is making every istratlon has not yet made clear its attempt to keep thei r identities a position witb regards to the bill. secret right up until prom time. He d id, however, point out that The onJy information given out by since Tech Is a highly specialized th e committee regarding the band school with no plans for a major and Saturday night show is that mcrease In its enrollment, it migh t both are nationally famous and in not be eligible for the appropr iathe opinion of the committee, stand tion. This has not yet been clarified in the limelight of thelr particular by the government. Both Worcester Tech and M.LT. fields. The band. in Jact, has been are sald to have the same careful quoted by the "Los Angeles Tri- policy with regards to this bill, bune" as "one ot the greatest of and both schools are studying the our time." Life has called its matter more deeply before taking leader one of the country's lop a stand one way or the other. musicians. The dance on Friday will only be t he beginning, however, as the committee has had the good for· tune of signing a really outstand· ing "big nADle" show for enter· (Continued on Pqe 6)

Federal Aid Robert Fox Leaves: Bill Passed Takes New Position By Senate

'64 Junior I Prom To Be Tops

Who is R. W. Stoddard? One of the most Influential and poliUcaUy controversial figures in Worcester Is Robert W. Stoddard Mr. Stoddard Is the President of the Wyman - Gordon Company, Chairman of the Board of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette (of which WTAG radio stallon is a subsidiary), and Is presently a llfelime member o£ the Worcester Tech Board of Trustees.

Keep Out of the Swamps

Seniors To Determine Who's Who

At a meeting held on Dec. 16, 1963, the Tech Senate, after much discussion, decided that lbe Who's Who selections for next year will be made by a panel composed of senior Tech Senate and senior class officers. It was felt that the seniors would be better prepared to make the selections than the under· classmen, since they are naturally more familiar wlth the candidates. The preliminary nominations will be selected by the Council of Pres· !dents'. as in the past. It was an nounced that the Masque Play will again be held on Parent's Day, May 2, 1964. A suggestion was made lbat the Student Service Council should write a letter to the faculty, asking them for ideas for the assembly program. At the meeting held last Monday night, It was reported that R. W. STODDARD preparations for the Tecll Carnival In regard to his position on the were going weU, and tbat lbe Board of Trustees, Mr. Stoddard carnival will be held on March 21. feels Tech bas an excellent exam·, 1964.

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Robert S. Fox, Director or PubUc Relations at Worcester Tecb, has resigned has position as of February 1, 1964 to aceept another position at a college in the New England area. Mr. Fox has been serving in his capacity as public relations director since September 13, 1963. His respons· ibilities are temporarily being filled by the director or development FTed L . Broad. Mr. Fox came to Worcester Tech ;;iter a Lwenty·nlne year career with Humble Oil and Refining Company, principal domestic af· fiUate of Standard 011. New Jer·

sey. With Esso and Humble, he had been a salesman and training director, but for his last eleven years headed lbe public relations and communications divisions al the Everett, Massachusetts refinery. A native of Baverbill, Fox is a 1933 graduate or Dartmouth Col· lege. He is an officer of bis alumni class organization and seTVed two ternu as president of the Charles ruver Dartmouth Club. He was a member of the executive commit· tee and is former state chairman ol the Massachusetts Petroleum CoiiD· ell. He is also a former cha.irmaD of the education committee of tbe

Dormitory Tax Being Debated Mayor John Collins or Boston has introduced a bill in the state legislature to tax college dormitories and any new real estate bought by colleges. This is the thlrd time tbat this type of bill has been In· troduced. They have been defeated on botb previous occasions. Colleges and univeralUes are looJting very seriously at lhe bill since it would greatly increase their financial burden. Harvard University, for instance, claims that such a tax would cost the school $300,000 per dormitory. As for Worcester Tech, the bill, If passed , would have the same ef· feet increasing the dormitory expenses ot the school. W.P.I. already pays the real estate tax on all of its periphery property except for the president's home, and it has " TAX"

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Everett Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the advisol"J board to the Everett Salvation Army. He did volunteer work for the greater Boston United Fund and Junior Achjevement. ln World War n, be was a combat infantryman in northena France, Rhineland, and Ardenne~ Campaign .

Motivation ...• Grades, Knowledge? Wbat is the Tech student's moll· vatlon to study? Does It match with what educators !eel it should be? H asked, the W.P.r. student. will present a myriad of reasons and forces behind study. The basic question is: "Do you study for knowledge or Jor grades?" The usual one-word answer Is "grades." Reasons for study, If examined further, usually reveal much the same as lbe one-word answer. A man has a scholarship. To stay in school he n eeds it. To keep It he must bave the grades-grades in· evitably motivate his study. Keeping oil probation. and therefore in scbool Is the prime goal of some. Most reel that good grades will be rewarded with better job opportunities. Everything usually boils down to grades as the prime motivator. A Tech professor has recently

pointed out the faJJacy , in his e3tlmation , of good grades being the prlm..-y quaJjty a recruiter looks for. He noted that teacher recommendations can often make or break job opportunities. Other students say tbey study for knowledge in a course In which they are truly Interested. An E. E. major may have a pet project under fire which is directly concerned with a related E. E. course. This project could probably affect his grade positively, but may even af· feel lbem negatively as be may lose valuable study time wrapped up in his bobby. Here the student may relate bis courses with his hunger for knowledge and educa· lion. It is dilficult to visualiu a motivated civil or chemical engineer thirsting for knowledge in a physics 203 class. They probably

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A CLEAR, FRESH AIR The New Year ushers in a clear, fresh air. This air seems free. but it is tempered with a spirit of hope and understanding. Ring out the old, ring in the new. Ring, happy bells, across the snow; The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Alfred L. Tennyson U I had a device, it would be the True, the True only, leaving the Beautiful and the Good to settle matters afterwards as best they could . Sainte-Beuve The ultimate good is better reached by free trade in ideas. The best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market. We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinion that we loathe and believe to be fraught with death, unless they so imrn inently threaten immediate interference with the lawful and pressing purposes of the law that an immediate check is required to save the country. Oliver W. Holmes It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period. Bernard Shaw Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest. Alexander Pope Today is not yesterday; we ourselves change; how can our works and thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same? Change, indeed, is painful; yet ever needful ; and if Memory have its force and worth so also bas Hope. Carlyle It is hope which makes the shipwrecked sailor strike out with his arms in the midst of the sea, though no land is in sight. Ovid Whatever the issue, we shall share one common danger, Virgil one safety. We are born for cooperation, as are the feet, the hands, the eyelids, and the upper and lower jaws. Marcus Aurelius I shall Ught a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out. The New Testament

How many Professors do you know that make an enthusiastic, honest e!fort to understand and mitigate students' problems. both academic and non - academic? How many professors will say, " You have probably studied this detail previously, but, even so, let'a quickly review It before tackllne the problem at band." ? How many professors avail themselves with a wholehearted willIngness and eagerness to the student for extra help? Such a prolessor Is John P . van Alstyne, Associate Professor of Mathematics at W.P.I.

Brooklyn Tech has formed a commlttee to Investigate ways of inteerating sclenco and humanities. They feel that engineering students tend to lack the proper

visor moved to another part of the United States, Professor van Alstyne felt unable to follow him. Thus ended his second attempt for his doctorate. After his banking work, he accepted a position teachlne mathematics at his ''alma mater," Hamilton College, where he taught until 1961. One of his chief prides Is the twenty araduate students whom he taught at Hamilton. All now have their Ph.D. and are now elthor teaching or doing research work. At many tlmes Professor van Alstyne stU! wishes he were an architect. But he says, " I like people so much that l'm alrald that if I were to become an architect, I'd end up teaching architecture!" One of his special Interests Is music. At one time he played

the bassoon, piano, cello, and violin, and he still enjoys playIn' the plano fer his own personal enjoyment and relaxation. Aho he enjoys etching and painting in oils. His favorite subjects-probably due to his architectural tendencies-are buildings and groups of buildings. He, his wife, a.nd his three children (ages 16, 13, and 8) have traveled much in Europe, and they spent thls past Christmas vacation In the Virgin Islands. Concerning Worcester Tech, Professor van Alstyne feels that It has an Interesting future. Accustomed to teaching mostly theory, he finds the atmosphere ol practical application of this theory quite stimulating. It is Imperative, he feels, that the 11(ConUnued on Pa«e 6)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR In order to evaluate an education ling! Segregation is a national prot>. blem and every citiZen should be goals of such an education. There well informed. are two goals . They are to proThe direct hand of the admiflis. vide the student with a solid back- tration is constantly lelt in student ground in hls chosen field and to affairs. For example, a poU of ap· produce well rounded, responsible proximately one-third of the stu· citizens since many Tech students dents showed that over 90'4 fawill be future leaders In business vored girl cheer leaders, but It or civic a!fairs. was never brought to the entire l am not qualified to analyze student body for a vote. Why? The the accomplishment of the tirst administration made up the stu· goal, but I feel that Tech fails to dents' minds. Perhaps the decision accomplish the second goal. A good made was the right one, but lhe indkation of this is that the ave- manner in which it was presented rage salary of a Tech graduate ls was tactless. As one group of stu· below that of graduates from sup- dents were told, "For the last time posedly comparlble Institutions we are not having girl cheerleaders (}U.T.). T1> me this means that the because I said so . . ." How are Tech graduate is not fully pre- Tech students supposed to gain a pared to perCorm in a position of sense of responsibility if they never leadership or responsibility. are given any? The primary respoisibWty for Ln the past four years we have this failure Lies with the adminis!leen two types of administrations; tration. The policies and attitudes the many man and the one man. from Boynton Hall are often so conservative that one might think Under the many man administra· the John Birch Society headquar- lion, each member of tbe adminis· ters are in Boynton Hall. There are tration had freedom of action. This numerous example11. This year was good since there are several members who do believe in leTech took a step forward when a beralism and student responsibility. philosophy course was offered, but Under the one man, there is one it' was learned that the present adview point which is adhered to by ministration desn't favor the course all. Individual thinking is not to· and the professor must show sublerated as evidenced by the resig· stantial accomplishments ln order na.Uon of two imaginative men for the course to be offered again from the adminJstration. next year. The accompllshment of a Fortunately for Worcester Tech philosophy course is that is sllmulates thought. Why doesn't the ad- there are some students who beministration favor courses such as come well rounded, but this is done philosophy? Could it be they think rNSPlTE OF, not BECAUSE OF that the future engineer can only the administration. Pe&er H. Willla~ reason in terms of questions? Alter aU isn't Tech supposed to produce ED. NOTE: The Lett.n to tM Editor column Is maintained fer human slide rules? When the the fi"H upreuion of the.,... N.A.A.C.P. representative spoke, Ions of the rMden of the Teclt one member of the administration News, pn»vldecl &hey fall wlthlll refused to attend saying that It accepted atanclards of publluwasn' t a problem here so why tlon. should we bring it up. This Is apal-

at Tech we must first look at the

John van Alstyne

Professor van Alstyne was born In Albany, New York, and grew up in Geneva, New York. He financed .:nuch of his undergraduate studying at near-by Hamilton Colleee with scholarships awarded to him for his excellence In Mathematics and German. With English Literature as his third major field of study, he was taking a Liberal Arts pro1 gram as a basis !or future study in an architectural college. Outside his studies, he was a member of one of the foremost frabalance between humanities and ternities on his campus, a member of several orchestras, student science. When this committee dedirector of the college band, and cides on a definite program, tho edltor of his class' yearbook. idea will be turned over to anAfter ~he start of his senior year other group that will put the Idea he was employed by the Air to work. This could set a preceFor·ce to teach Mathematics at dent whJch could be followed by Hamilton to a select group of other such institutions of learnAir Force officers who were to Ing. become meteorologists. He taught In a recent article In "The this group from February, 1943, Tufts Weekly" a complaint was to May, 1944, and took enough registered about tbe type of mu- courses on the side to receive sic which was being played on his Bachelor of Science degree the bells. It seems that the mu,.lc from Hamilton In 194-4. being played was not the type Then ProCessor van Alstyne rewritten to be played on the bells. ceived a fellowship to do gradThe works of Beethoven, Slbellus, uate work at Princeton. Because and Tschalkowsky cannot be ef- of World War II, however, most fectlvely produced without the of Princeton's best prl>fessors Cull sound of an orchest ra. were engaged by government conAn unusual problem has arisen tracts, and graduate courses were In the cateterla of Rider College. hard to 1et. So he obtained a job It seems that the Hne for the dis- with the First National City Bank posing of dirty dishes Is always of New York, where he worked too long for students to endure. for the next 3 years. Much of his Therefore it was necessary to work here involved teaching monJtor students in the dining trainees various aspects of bankroom for the purpose of catching ing. "tray-leavers". This monJtor has While working In New York classified the offenders into tho C:Lty, Professor van Alstyne took following groups: "The Forget- cou1scs at COlumbia University, ters", who are simple minded where ht' received his Masters people whose memory has van- degree. He had enough course ished !rom the Ume they sat to work for his Doctorate, but, uneat to the time they leave, tray- fortunately, his project advisor less; "The Daredevils", who just dled before be could CO.'llplete walk out daring someone to stop hls project and resultant thesis them; "The Milk and Cake and be was unable to get a subSneaks", who pretend they are l stitute. A few years later at the returning for seconds if they are University of Syracuse a similar caught; and "The Great Pretend- misfortune befell Professor van er'', who starts for the tray-Unel Alstyne. Once ap.Jn he bad done but ends up dashing Cor the much work toward his Ph.D. in door. funcUonal analysis; when his ad-


On Sunday, December 8th, the First Annual Inlerfraternal Intercollegiate Rat Race was held in New York to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The rats were raced six at a time on a track that was len feet long, although the word raced Is used with reservation since many of the rodents seemed more Interested ln the construction ot the track than In the race. The rodents were sponsored by representatives to the National InterfraternJty Council Convention, wh1ch was belng held In New York City. Who knows, this mfght open up a brand new lleld in the sports world, although moet student.s are already well acquainted wJth the "rat race".

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At Holy Cross there may be some major changes made In the academic schedu le In the near future. One o! the Issues, whlch is of particular Jnterest Is the aubject of Saturday morning classes. A student group, called the Collegiate Allalrs 'Discussion Group, waa asked to give their recommendations on this issue. Needless to say they will recommend that the present policy of no Saturday classes be contJnued. The arguments used against these classes Include the facts that social restrictions would be involved and that free Ume Is a necessary part l>f college 111e.


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ommentaries On Student Morality A Cornell UniYersily a 22-yearold tudent was r~enUy expelled tor haring an apartment with a co-e1 \\ ho attended a nearby tearhers college. \ J.:.sar College students were re· cently told they were risking expulsion, if they engaged ln exce~ si\'e drink ing or promiscuous relationships. The pseudo scandal at Harvard University over women In the men's dormitories, recently a lead· ing college morality issue, was proven to have been blown up way out of proport ion. Authorities at many colleges are now investlgaUng lhe nature of morality on Lhe college level to determine if a forced code of moral behavior Is necessary. Many be· lieve definite steps are needed to curb the college student Ln his "out or class" social life. The closed door policy toward mixing of the sexes in dormi tories, regulations concerning automobiles, and curfews for dorm residents are but a few of the restraints used. Eminent psychologists claim that young men and women today seek

personal responsibility at an earlier age than their parents did. These young people have a great deal more "Freedoms,'' such as the fr eedom lo handle money, to choose friends and associates, or to come and go more or less as they please. Consequently the trend is toward an earlier Independence. One claim is that this acceler· ated rate of attaining responsibility is not being accompanied by an equal growth rate in maturity, and therefor,e corrective restraints are necessary to "save today's young people from themselves." Another source feels that scientific progress has ser ved to increase the freedom exercised by the younger generation. With better preventative methods against "social" diseases, and advances in the area of birth control a new "Freedom", the sexual exper ience, is added to the other freedoms al· ready mentioned. As one college senior so bluntly phrased it, " the r isk of hurting someone through premarital relations bas been so greatly reduced that it is no longer socially wrong or immoral to have

such relations ·• The Kinsey sta· providing some basa of moral be· Ustacs, howe\er, seem to support havior. The thought that a Unithis new security: O\ er 85% of the I versity should consider itself a college men, and 60"'o ( a minimum parent away {rom home as repugfigure) of the co-eds claim at least nant to those who have cultivated one sexual experience before they a system ol personal mor als of marry. Of course not all or them their own. (For every college stu· marry right alter graduation, so dent bas, at this stage of his dethis experience may not have oc- velopment, arrived at a code of curred during college years. There moral behavior - or at least he are, however , some disenchanting should have.) If this Is the case sta tistics to accompany these: about why should those who do have a 57% of the coiJege men and 70% concrete nolion of moral behavior of the co-eds Who marry In college be subjected to regulations de· (many because they " have to") are signed to protect society's " weak forced to either discontinue their sister s." stud ies or fin ish them on a part It is difficult to make a general time basis after marrl.age. statement about college morality, Students today argue, and r(gh t· since the question manifests itself fully so, that any problems deal- in dillerenLways on different earning with Lheir personal and very puses! private oH.cempus moral behavior To get an opin ion from someone are best d ealt with oH.cemp ua. Ad· close to many Tech studen ts, the mlnistrative Intervention in such Tech News asked Reverend Peter Issues couJd become an annoying J . Scanlon of the Immaculate Con· problem to college students if it ception Church if he fel t there was gains much more momentum. Col- a serious morality problem among lege authorities who assert them· young people in college tod•y. He selves In this matter will claim that answered, "The people who are they must aid and protect those coming out agaanst college students who are not yet matured sufficient· for their moral behavior are, ln ly to enjoy their " freedoms", by most cases, those who are in least

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contact with these students." He further slated that he believes Worcester area students with whom h e has contact are not on the whole immoral at all, although he does recognize that there are exceptions. Professor James Hensel, of the English Department, was most helpful in clarifying the morality question confronting today's youth. Sighing wlstfuJly he said, "It's diUicult to say very much about the morality of young people today, since, alas, I am no longer young!" The Tach N-.s asked Mr. Hensel if he felt young people of today are concerned about this question. "On the evidence in newspapers, magazines, etc." he commented, ''young people seem very concemecf about their morality, and this in itself is certainly good... Next we asked him what he felt caused this new morality conlro· versy. He stated that "a large part of the problem which has caused so much publicity is really "technJcaJ"-the concern of deans of coUeges- what rvln should they establish about "entertaining" stu· de nts of the opposite sex in dormitory rooms. This is hardly of major concern here at Tech!" We then asked Mr. Hensel to comment on any morality problem. as such, that he felt existed today. "A loL of the problem - sup. posing, of course, that it is a problem," he went on, " relates simply to changing customs. Most adults today seem unconcerned about young people going on unchaperoned dates-about the only stricture imposed is what time do they come home. A result of tbis seems to be that youneer people than in the past "go steady" with eacb other. And the result of this is a greater closeness between the sexes at younger ages. And the result of this, can be the growth of stronger , more meaningful, less frivolous relationship between the sexes established at earlier ages. "Which brings us perhaps to the moral 'crux' of the problem. The German philosopher, Immanuel Kant tells us that we must treat people as 'ends not as means,' by which he means we must consider them for themselves. not as they may satisfy some selfish demand or urge or our own. Recently Dr. Sutherland Miller, Jr., the director of the Columbia College Student Counselling Service, defined promJsculty u 'not relating to other people as people, but using them as obJects,' which is essentially the same moral point Kant made two hundred years ago. "From this, I feel that young people who go in for frivolous and meaningless relationships while at college are bound to form habits and patterns of behavior which will hardly be conducive• to the development of strong add meaningful ties of affection aruJ loyalty in their marriages. Conversely, young peo· pie who form strong and meaningfully affectionate ties while young, will be establishing a· strong psychological base for this sort of re· lationsbip In later life. "Another upect oi changes in custom which may affect tb alli· tudes of young peo]Ue is the great freedom in sexual matters which is currently permitted in boob, magazines and movies. In general, this is too complicated an issue to be named simply "good" or "bad". But, take foT a single example, the maguines of the Playboy type. or course, the nude is always witb us (Conttnu.d on P... 4)


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ate is amply documented in Lhe Morallly is a word that Is hard Cont. from P•ge 3 very seriously." Mr. Fred L. Broad, Jr., ,Acllng press almost dally and needs no to define. According to Webster, - bul the young ladies with staples Director of Development, and a amplification. lC t.his is reflected it. is "moral quality or character: in their middles are designedly former minister of the Millbury in the moral clim ate of our cam· rightness or wrongness, as of an provocative In a special sort of Federated Church, submitted this puses, it should s urprise no one. action." This rightness or wrongness o£ wa.v. They certainly aren't uti The statement on the moral behavior of Neither should it be interpreted as trouble is, they aren't people youth today. Mr. Broad's comments any indication of a decline In the an action changes ns society come very close to the r eal crux moral standards of today's youth. changes. What was wrong twenty either. In fact, any objective study of the years ago is considered accept.a ble ''And I can't help but feel that of today's morality question. they, as presented, symbolize an "lt is very difficult and seldom moral standards of the students in today, As the times have changed, attitude whjch is often reflected productive of valid judgments lo our colleges today would indicate, so have morals. Not too many years ago, it was in the articles and fiction found consider the moral standards of l am sure, a standard of moral and in the same sort or magazines. Per· one day against the conditions of ethical conduct superior to that of considered appalling to mention sex. Today it seems to be the most haps I'm on thin ice here, since another day. Bow the students of society in general." talked about subject. Why is this? some very fine short fiction has or yesterday reacted to the conditions Fred L. Broad, Jr. No commentary on morality can No one seems to know a complete· course shown up in Pl•yboy. By of yesterday, may be an indication and large. though, the attitude of the moral standards oi that time. ever be considered complete, but to ly acceptable answer ; or , if lhey which comes through both pictures but to attempt to determine the exclude the female point of view do, they are not quick to offer it. The age o£ mardage is rapidly and words-the "adventures'' of the moral climate of the campus o£ Lo· would narrow th e discussion down suave, cynical bachelor in his day by comparing the behavior or to a one-sided male approach es· lowering, Again. why is this? A few " pent house" apartment and the the students of yesterday with the pecially where sex is concerned. years ago ii one was married be· girls be "entertains" - suggests behavior of students today would Claire P . Buckley, Editor of the fore they were 20, it was considered Becker Journal, was quite recep· abhorring. Today, if one is not mar· lhe treatment of oth er people as be an invalid procedure. "objects" in exactly Dr. Suther"Young people may like to Lhlnk tive to the idea of an article on the ried by the age of 20, they are con· land's meaning of the term. And I that they are responsible for creat- morality or youth today. Miss Buc.k· sldered to be an "old maid" or a th ink this altitude is definitely lm· ing lhe moral climate in which they ley volunteered t he following state- ·•professional bachelor" for life. moral. J ust why do teen-agers get mar· live, but the fact is that, in most ment as both a woman and a stu· "To me the bright side oi instances, they reflect a moral dent. ried? Is it because they have such ''modern mores" is that as long climate created for them by the Morality, today, is a word that deep love for each other they as young people know and cherish adults of sodety. This is most as· everyone tries to disguise. One can't stand to be separated any uther young people as real people su.redly t he case today as it always guise takes the form of the viva· longer ? Is it for the sexual appeal? they' ll find it hard to take e.ithe; bas been. The fact that we live in eious May West. while another, the Or, is it because they "have to"? the "playboys" or their "bunnies" a time of questionable moral clim· eschewing Gary Cooper. In more and more cases today " STUDENTS"

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the latter seems to be the reason. "Why,'' is a question heard over and over again. The answer to this question, too. seems to be either unknown or unvoiced. Everyone seems lo have th~ir own answers to all the B'forcmentioned questions, but when the)• lry explaining them, they find it very difficult. The r ightness or wrongness of one's actions is not established by a set of rules compiled for all. It is each individual's outlook on morality, and no one, through printed material or the spoken word, is able to revise another person's conscious-guided deflni· lion of morality. V.A.M. By Claire P. Buckley '64 Editor of the Becker Journ• l MASS. TAX Cont. from P-ee 1 been pointed out by Mr. David Lloyd, Business Manager of the Institute, that the tax mighl well hurt the city of Worcester in the sense that the money gained might not outweigh the money annually spent by the school in the city. According to Mr. Lloyd the only areas which might gain from such a tax would be the cities of Boston and Cambridge where colleges take up a great deal or valuable property. Therefor&, a bill passed In the state legislature would not actually be fair to the other cities in the state where schools are located, unless tbose cities had the righ t to pass an exemption on particular Institutions. This, on the other band, has been termed unconstitutional due to Lhe fact that the state alone has the power to pass an exemption. Mayor Collins' office, however, has ~tated that he will continue working for the bill and will try to see that it passes. " STODDARD" Cont. from P•ee 1 ple of an effective organization, "Many colleges," he went on to say. "have made this an honorary and inactive group, this is not what ll is designed to be. At Worcester Tech the Trustees are very m uch like the d irectors of a company. Their job is not to run every detail, but to assure themselves of the capabilities and integrity of the managemen t (the administra· tion) and then let them manage. The situation at Tech right now is nearly ideal, we h-ave been fortunate in that we have bad good presidents, with the one exception a few years ago, and this was cor· rected q uite quickly." Mr. Stoddard had several opin· ions with respect to student affairs. Concerning polilical views expressed at assemblies he stated he was "all for it, as long as they don't give just one side of the argument(s)." As an example. he pointed ou t the Operation Abolition and Correction program where Dr. Todd was the only speak· er, he expressed regret that no one was ther e to back up the movil' "Abolition." When asked to comment on th.e specific situation of the ROTC de· partment at Tech Mr. Stoddard said I;Je did not know the details of it and therefore did not wisb to make a statement. He went on (Continued on P... 5)


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PI TOPS NICHOLS 82-67 LOSES TO HARVARD 81-71 during the second half. Close behind him was Bill Nlmms, as he swished 16 points through tbe net. The 6-foot, 6-inch center proved himsel.f tCt be a consistent and accurate shooter. Larry Penoncello orr to a poor start in the opening and Dave Larue also performed , Tech's offense seemed to well accounting for 12 and 10 much of the smooth efficiency points respectively. had successfully sailed them through the storms of previous enHARVAR D GAME Nichols' Fred O'Connor On Tuesday, Jan. 8, a£ter almost capitalized on Tech's unor~anized a twenty ye.a r interl.m of competiand registered 14 of his 19 tion between the schools, Harvard point total from the foul line. The University visited WPI's Alumni halftime score indicated a 36-34 Gym. Harvard, as expected, came E'dgc Cor Nichols. out on the long end of an 81-71 Early in the second half, Tech score but the game itself was acbegan to gain momentum even tually closer than the 10 point though they were trailing 47-37. spread indicates. Transforming what was, up to The spirited Engineers. trying

Worcester Tech's Dave Helming and Bill Nims paced the Tecb lo a spectacular second-hal1 and an uneasy victory Nichols College by a score of

for the Crimson was 6'-5" Barry

Williams, a tall lanky negro who in addition to his game high 19 points. thrilled fans all evening with his offensive and defensive moves. Also up front for Harvard were 6' -4" Co-Capt. Bob inman and 6'·5" Merle McClung, their highly touted sophomore. To counter this, WPl had only 6'·6" BIU Nims. None of Tech's other starters are taller I han 6'-1". To compensate. the Engineers' front men switched on defense in order to keep Nims always under the hoop. The strategy worked well as Nims gave lh<: Crimson three a real tussle off the boards. Along with this, Tech bad star guard Larry Peooncello, who, in addition to being the game's second high


Wrestlers Smash U. of Mass. Trask, Dresser Win at MIT Just before the Christmas vaca· tion, on December 17th, the Wor· cester Tech wrestling team won their third consecutive match, this time against the University o! Massachusetts. After a long battle Coach Ray Scott's grapplers downed their opponen ts on their home mats al Amherst by a score of 21 to 11.

all Techmen pinned their opponents. Ron Tata got his first pin in the two years that he has been wrestling against Dave BolonoU. Russ Trask back at his usual weight pinned Bill Reinhold in four minutes and heavyweight Hugo Croft got his second pin of th e year on John Clair in two minutes.

The final tally, bowever, is not at all indicaUve of what a bitter fight it was th roughout. After the outcome or the 147 lb. class the score stood at 11 to 4 lor U.Mass. ln the lightweigh t class, Freshman Bob Vinso won his first varsity match in a decision over Pete Clegg by a score of 4 to 0; but the next three weight classes proved to be barren for the Engineer's hopes. Boris Chevone of U.Mass. squeaked by Jake Jacobson 11 to 9; Tech's Don Carlson lost to Dick Shulman 6 to 4 and finally Jesse Brogan On January 8th the wrestling pinned frosh Dave Cartmill in squad takes on the first real threat three minutes. to its perfect record when it meets Then the tide turned as the Dartmouth. For the first time In Boynton llill squad entered into Coach Scott's tenure as coach he their stronger weight classes. Cap- will have to forfeit a match. two tain Bob Drean started the rally In fact. This is due to the injuries by d<>wnlng his opponent, George of Jacobson and Vinso, the team's Darling. In the last three classes two lightweight wrestl.ers. " STODDARD"

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then. a mediocre exhibition into a sharp-shooting, driving offense and 1 quick defense, they rallied their way to a 65-&1 advantage with six minutes remainlng in the game. Nichols, however, still refused to quit, and managed to boost their total to 60 point$, late in the final quarter. lt was also obvious that the determined Engineers were not to be denied, and the battle was fought to an 82-67 finish and the third WP1 victory in four starts. Dave Helming led his teammates on the scoreboard with an 18 point total, 12 of which were scored

gamely to pull an upset, played on even terms with the Crimson until the waning moments or the game. For 36 of the 40 minutes of playing lime, Harvard knew they were in a basketball game. However at this point with the score 63-61 in Harvard's favor the bubble sud· denly burst. The Crimson tid e proceeded to run of£ 8 straight points for a commanding 71-61 lead with 2 minutes to go. Fans were given a preview of things to come in pre-game warm· ups when the Harvard squad came onto the floor. Star ling up front

Hockey Team First In League After Tying HC ln one of the closest battles I several scor ing opportunities. Since or the year , Worcester Tech's there were other games to be skaters fought lo a 3·3 tie with played there was no time left to Holy Cross. The first two per- play a second sudden death overiods were both evenly playedJ time period, thus the game ended the second period ending In a 1·1 in a lie. deadlock. The third period saw two Only two days later, lhe Techmen quick goals for Holy Cross, only to played another tight game wltb be foll owed by two Tech goals to Nichols College, this Ume coming even the score. In the cnsulng out on top by a score of 4-3. Niovertlmc period the Tecbmen con- chols held a 3-2 edge goine into the trolled the puck, barely missing third period, until Steve Boraks,

During the vacation some members of the squad entered the M.tT. Holiday Wrestling Tournament. Other teams competing In this meet included Springfield College, winner of aU but one weight class in the New England Wrestling Tournament in 1963. the Coast Guard Academy. and also M.l.T. Despite this top flight competition, two Tech grapplers managed to do very well. These men were Russ Trask and Dick Dresser, both of whom took second place in the 177 lb. class and heavyweight class respectively.

here In 1960). Be went on lo say, "as long as service is compulsory, we should look at it in this light." As to the question whether or not Lhe facully should be allowed to vote on compulsory ROTC, Stoddard answered, "I don't see why this should apply to ROTC, the faculty doesn't decide on other scorer with 18 points, was constant· compulsory courses. Too much ly harassing the ballhandler while emotion is raised." giving Harvard the scare of its sea· son. Key baskets by Co..Capt. Dave Since Robert Stoddard is the Helming and sharpshooter Dave Chairman of the Board of the WorLarue also kept Harvard fretting cester Telegram and Gazette. the only major newspaper in Worcesa long Lime. Coach Merle Norc:ross handled ter, the Tech News questioned him the team in lhe absence of Coach on their policies. ·'The reason tbe Charley McNulty. In an immediate Worcester Telegram and Gazette is post game interview with Merle, the only newspaper in town is bebe said he was pleased with the cause it was doing the better job," hustle and effor t the Engineers he remarked, " there is no law put forth. His second comment against it.'' He went on to say being summed up the whole story: "They the only newspaper carries certain obligations. They must make 9W'e were big." this right of freedom of exp-ression scored the equalizer on a fine is not abused by printing all the long shot with four minutes left news objectively and giving equal in the period . The winning goal representation to all sides of an was scor ed at 58 sec. when Bill issue. Though the editorial page Baker flipped Lhe puck In from just will state the opinions of the outside the crease after taking a paper, (all editorials must go brilliant pass from Del Kimball. across hls or one of his aide's The other two goals were by desk) he tries to keep his own perBaker and Boros in the first two sonal views and opinions out of periods. As usual Tech's new goalie the news. Joe Goulart played a tremendous game, making some very tough When asked if he had used his position to better the Worcester saves. Tech, now lied for first place Tech image in the area Mr. Stodwith Holy Cross in the Worcester dard replled,"I do not feel Tech College Hockey League, plays its needs assistance in bettering its next game on Jan. 8, against Bur· image,'' and he added that even if dette. This game may be another it dld he would still follow bls poHcies as stated previously. tight one.

At the present time the Federal Communications Commission is reporledly considering breaking up a corporation in Boston that has control of a large segment o£ the communications media. W h e n questioned on this topic Stoddard had this to say, "The FCC is going way beyond the bonds of reason, businesses should be operated ac· cording to the rules of a free mar· ket." When asked about his polilical views Mr. Stoddard preferred that he be considered a "conservative libertarian." He clarified this by saying he is an advocate of a free market and limited government He went on to say that "our Fed· eral Government has increased its power in lhe wrong directions. Its original objective was to protect the people .f rom force and fraud by others." When asked about government loans to studen ts and loans and grants to schools Stoddard answered, "As a matter of principle the government was not founded to go into the banking and loaning business, this is a job for private concerns." Wyman-Gordon is al present a non·unlon shop. This condWon is presently being threatened by a local union. On the topic of un Ions Mr. Stoddard stated that unJons did have their place in our society but that he does not feel the workers at Wyman-Gordon need one and he hoped they do not want one. Throughout the interview Mr. Stoddard proved himseli an able and dynamic conversationalist. H is reasoning indicated a coilclse and ideological ~ind which lidded greatly to the interest and depth to his views. G.D.

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actually be dog. Ludwig renbcrg Is - a liver- and- white German shorl-halred pointer, to Want to be a Top-DOJ·On- Ludwig's Fountain. It has become be exact. Campus" Advice on how to go the students' most popular meet- " MARKS" Cont. from P•e- 1 about it is riven In an article ing place. feel there is no connection between in the December I ue oC the Far from bemg JUSt a dare- their puticular field of endea\·or Reader's Dl(t' t. condensed Crom devil, however, Ludwig hns also and t his course. Whether they are the San Francisco Examiner. The demonstrated a thoughtful pas- r ight or wrong is not the point; article Is a penronallty profile of slon for campus cleanliness. This the important factor is they usualStarring Lud\\·lg Schwarenberg, one of was first shown when he picked ly aren't mohvated by any~bing but the lending fi,ures at the Unlver- up an empty milk carton which a grade. Most students can point to Robert Mitchum sity oC Cnlltornla's Berkeley had been tossed aside by a stu- one or two oC his courses and say, campus. Shirle y MacLaine 1 dent. Later he made It a habit " In that course I'm truly interested, Ludwig's campus popularity to pick up empty containers and 1 seek to know more about it. came about In Jarge measure tossed to the ground by construe- Here 1 work for )cnowledge." There through his affinity tor unusual tion workers atop scaHolds. He'd are few men who can say that the stunts. Firs t Indications of this even return each container to Its thirst for knowled~e motivates devil-may-care attitude came owner, climbing up to the scat - them in every course, and even when he plunged boldly- without !olds to do so. those who seek knowledge often a stitch ot clothing on- Into a Many honors have come to Lud- are overpowered by the need tor new fountain located In front of wig. He was the subject or a a good grade. the s tudent union. From that front-page story ln the Dally What of the by-product of study· moment on, he was a campus CalllomJa.n. He bas been sin&Jed lng tor a grade? Is there any? favorite. out for praise by U. of C. Presi- Some say, ''Through studies come His attraction for the student dent Clark Kerr. When Britain's knowledge and education." The by· knowledge. As it stands, only the "C+'s," "B+'s", etc.) has union fountain was so great that Prince Philip visited the campus product of tudying Cor a £!1'ade, exceptional students can disregard made. As it stands students make tbe student aovernin& body even- last year, Ludwig was among His then, often is knowledge. whether his desire for a g rade and hope for great issue out of only a few po' tually paJSed 8 motion naming Royal ffighness' closest compan- more time per course given to ' a grade as a by-product or s tudy- on an exam. Some also feel the fountain after Ludwig. The Ions. Tech's fu ture engineers would al- ing and knowledge rather than dents should be graded on a binalion of potential and achi motion wu ratlfied shortly afterFor those who would duplicate low them to change their ideas vice-versa. ward by the regents of the Uni- Ludwig's rise to the position of about the learning process is a val· A suggestion to change our ment rather than plain achi verslty of California, and the Top-Dog-On-Campus, one other id question. Maybe the extra time grading system at Tech (using bail ment. spa is oUiclally known today u quality is necessary. That Is, to • would permit them to study for quality points, I.e. 2.5, to give Professor John van Alstyne f that the utopia cf education la atmosphere where grades are given to the student, and they p no part in his job recommendt tions. Jn his experiences he aqa he has formed opinions in favor fl this type of education. "People. the same amount of work, and tbeJ do the work for knowledge rather than for grades - and the kn ledge s tays with them." D.S.S.


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beral arts courses and requl menta at WP.I. be more rigo and extensive. Tbe overempb on marks disturbs him very m He feelJ that students become concerned with marks that learoing Is secondary; this is a 1 In the grade system and not much in the students. As a a. ginning for the change of WP~'I marking system, he wishes there would be two marks for C grade, a straight 2.00 and a 11 cot tor an honest ef!ort. Also, it II t1o his opinion that the academic COl pace for the first two years, aDII to the freshman year 1n particular, thE Ia much too hectic. There shouU de1 be more academic freedom In tht In" first two years, a chance to ... I lect a five-year program II th Jt Is desired, and no final .. POl lectlon of degree course u ntil n- to lated subjects have been takea tar " Nowhere, however, have 1 seel nit students work as hard as you Ill roi at WPJ." I Professor van Alstyne wouW . like to see more student partit- Dl• lpetJon in extra-curricular actf'fo th• lties and increased attendance II m1 sporting events. The students J*• tlcularly please him wnen thl1 attend Worcester Tech meets, for whlch he officiates. p

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