Redeema romn - The Tech (MIT)
I LXV, No. 11
CAMBRIDGE, MASS., FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1945
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Sat. Parties To Be
At Phi Delt, S.A.E.
Junior Prom ticket options may
redeemed today from 11:00 .A.M.
2:00 P.M. in the Lobby of Build10.
Begin In July
J. P. MAESTRO
The redemption price will
$3.00, making the total cost
60. The Prom will be held on
iday evening, April 20, in the Im.
[ial Ballroom of the Hotel Statler.
ncing will be to the music of Mal I
llett and his Orchestra.
1igma Alpha Epsilon and Phi
lta Theta have been selected by
Ie Junior Prom Committee as the
nes of the Saturday night franity parties. The first will be a IMal Hallett, whose orchestra will
eer" party while the latter will play at the Junior Prom on April 20.I
a "punch" affair. A large inmal dance willbe held in Walker
morial at the same time. Ken
eves and his orchestra ,will supply I
Applications for loans and/or
undergraduate scholarship aid
for the summer and fall terms
of 194546 must be filed at
Room 3-108- before April 21 on
blanks which are now available at that room.
And Added Humanities
Form Main Changes
Prof. de Forest
In Marlboro, N. H.
Extensive changes will be made
in the entire undergraduate curriculum beginning with the Summer term in July 1945. These
changes, which were approved recently by the Faculty, will be in-
Was Full Professor,
cluded in the new catalogue now
in preparation. Prof. Earl B. Millard was in charge of the Faculty
Committee which prepared the revised program.
The essential points in the- new
curriculum' are1. There will be a standard first
year curriculum for all courses.
Prof. · Alfred V. deForest, a full
professor in the department of
Mechanical Engineering at the Institute, and internationally known
engineer, died suddenly at his summer home in Marlboro, N. H., yes2. The secohnd year curriculum
terday. He was fifty-six years old. will also be'standardized,
but it will
able reservations may be made I
Professor deForest was graduated contain two sub-divisions an enMonday, April 9, by presenting
from the Institute in Naval Archi- gineering group and a science group.
J.P. tickets in Building 10 be.
tecture in 1912. His first engineer- This will allow engineering students
Votes Down Proposalleen 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. The
ing post was in the drafting depart- to take Applied Mechanics (2.00),
Concerning Class "B"
les will seat five couples each.
ment of the New London Ship & while science majors' take ChemInactive
Wednesday all five tickets must
Engine Company. A year later he istry (5.11 or 5.12). Furthermore,
A committee to investigate the joined the staff of Princeton Uni- between. eight and twelve units wilR
presented at the desk in Build10 if the reservation is to be possibility of obtaining tickets for versity as an instructor in engineer(Continued on Page 4)
students for Tech Night at the ing, combining his teaching, with
"'Pops" and headed by John F. advanced studies in metallography
Marr, 2-46, was appointed by Kirk under Dr. Donald P. Smith of
Drumheller, 645, president of the Princeton and Dr. William CamnpInstitute Committee, at the meet- bell of Columbia University.
ing of that body yesterday afterAchieved Recognition
noon. This move was made after
Reuben Moulds To Play
Series Of Four Talks
the Institute Committee had voted From 1916 to 1918 Professor deForI
For Morss Hall Dance
to take over the sponsorship of est was an associate research enSponsored By T.C.A.
Cartomorrow, April 7, climaxes the the affair.
The first lecture in Prof. F. AlexBefore the war Tech Night con- ridge Company, Brideport, Conn.,
parations of the Dormitory;Comand from 1918 to 1928, he was re- ander Magouns annual spring setee and the 5:15 Club for the stituted- a part of Senior Week; search engineer of the
American ries, "In Preparation for Marriage,"
ditional'Spring Frolic which will however, for the last several years Chain Company. It
was during these will be given on Thursday, April 12,
e place in Walker Memorial from Tech Night at "Pops" has been years that he achieved an
outstand- in Huntington Hall, Room 10-250.
I0 P.M. to midnight.
conducted by the Alumni Associaing reputation as a consulting en- These lectures, sponsored -by the
he joint committee headed by tion. Last year, under Alumni gineer specializing
in the applica- Technology
ornas F. Kelley, Jr., 2-46, of the sponsorship, tickets for the main
floor and the front part of the tion of various special tests and in- are to be presented from 4:00 P.M.
I5 Club; and T. Nicholas Berlage,
to 5:'00 P.M... and again from 5:00
spection methods to metals.
6-45, of the Dormitories, is plac- balcony were reserved solely for
Professor deForest was best P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on the consecuthe emphasis, this year, on the Alumni, while students and faculty
Thursdays April 12, 19, 26 and
;orations, which center around members experienced difficulty in known in the engineering world for May
3. The four lectures will be
development of the Magnaflux Test, 1
large fountain and attendant obtaining seats.
a magnetic method of discover'rg concernedwith the problems aris'ee foot column of water which
defects in metals, and founded the ing
.to be erected in the center of
The major part of the Institute Magnaflux Corporation of which he
The spring series "In Prepara,rss Hall.
Committee meeting, which lasted was president. On three occasions tion
for Marriage" is a continuat
~euben Moulds' sixteen piece for a little over an hour and a half, he; had been awarded medals
for his tion oaf the previous lectures, which
hestra will supply the-music for was devoted to obtaining the ap- work on the strength of
machine Iwere attended by a total of 2,500
dance, playing several of his proval of the Committee on certain parts and the relation between de- 1I
Repeat lectures are
arrangements. All the lounges changes
in the constitutions of sign, metallurgy, and the applica- Iplanned to accommodate the ex(Continued on Page 2)
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Ipected large audiences.
Takes Charge Of
"Pops Tech Night
ring Frolic Set
r Tomorrow Eve
Magoun To Delivei
Friday, April 6, 1
will remain on sale
tomorrow noon, and a limitedx
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ber will be sold at the door.
will be open, as will the terraces, Dormitories will hold open house
No. 11 weather permitting. Refreshments Saturday night from 8:0,0 P.M.
will be served during intermission. midnight.
Friday, April 6,1945
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PROF. ALFRED V. DE FOREST
";, Yesterday the Institute received the sad news that Prof.
-Alfred V. de Forest, '12, had died suddenly at his home. This iI
is the second loss that the faculty has suffered in the past two
Professor de Forest, a full professor in the Mechanical
Engineering Department, was world-famous for his work in
--that field. Althougl physically handicapped, Professor de Forest
carved a prominent place for himself in the engineering world.
His achievements and his persistence in overcoming his handicap
should be an inspiration to all of us at the Institute.
Speaking of Operations!
An invasion fleet of several hundred warships uses
some 48,000 telephomes-from 1,500 on a battle.
ship to 10 on a motor torpedo boat. That's as
many as are used by most cities of 160,000!
Our fighting men are using telephones, wire,
switchboards, and other communications equip.
ment in huge quantities. And Western Electric
workers, peacetime suppliers to the Bell System,
,are busy meeting those needs.
That is why there are not enough home telephones right now. But we are looking forward to
the day when the Bell System can again provide
telephone service to anyone, anywhere, at any lime.
Last night the Institute Committee, governing body of the
students at the Institute, held its regular biweekly meeting.
The meeting was principally notable for its length and the
incredible ignorance displayed by the members.
As members of the governing body, members of the Institute Committee are expected to know more about the problems
of student government than the average student. 'Yesterday
they showed that they might know even less! The agenda of
the meeting was, published and posted sufficiently in advance
for every member to acquaint himself thoroughly with the
matters to be presented at the meeting.
Only a half-hearted attempt was made to ascertain whether
or not the activities slated to be declared defunct were really I ,
defunct. An hour was wasted while the members haggled over
this and that activity and its relative inactivity. It certainly
seems that the only action to take with activities which have
been defunct for a year or more is to declare them defunct.
The motion to do so failed to receive the necessary vote largely
because of the confusion brought about by bringing up trivial
: details when a matter of principle could and should have been
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i, April 6, 1945
ivs Pepare S.A.E. Five Routs
r April Race Sigma Chi's, 39.14
Quintet Nears Second
B.K. Basketball Title
Riot Of Color
ailing -avli on
As the Beaver Key tourney draws 3
That guests -at the Spring Frolic
to a close, it appears that the21
the race with Navy and Har- S.A.E.:s will have
Sailors Will Compete
won their second II will be treated to a riot of color, I
on April 28 draws closer, Jim basketball championship
For Oberg Trophy
llin is putting his four leading many years.
They clinched the and beautiful music, is the concluthrough their paces six days title to all
sion to be drawn from a detailed
Against Three Teams
k. Although the weather dur- with a 39-14
of the decorations, rewin over the Sigma t
The Sailing Pavilion opened for
e past week has not -been ex- Chi's in
last night by the decorations
conducive to good rowing, the
chairman in an exclusive interview. the summer last Monday, April 2,
form of the men seems to be
After a slow first quarter, playr A couple arriving at Walker Mem- and the first regatta of the season
orial may walk on a red plush car. will be held this Sunday, when the
varsity boat at present is speeded up and the S.A.E. team,y pet up the steps of Walker Mem- winner of the
Oberg Trophy will
manned by four varsity let- consisting of Krieger, Halberstadt,p orial, and enter the front hall
into be decided. ~Two of the skippers
and four newcomers. Last Hoaglund, Rogers, Robertson and I delicate canary yellow light.
Gazstroke and Captain, Hal Brown, drew steadily away from L ing to either side, they may look for the meet are Chuck Bloomer
and Lee Brite; the third is still,
risen, still holds down both their opponents. Brown was high L through the lounge
antirooms, lit undecided. The team will have
important positions. Jim scorer for the victors. The Sigma I in orange amber, into the
lounges, competition fromn Harvard, Northund at 7, tall Chick Street at Chi five put on a spirited fourth L which will bd violet. Should
they as- eastern and Tufts. The
.Dave Clare at 4, are .allmem- quarter rally, but the S.A.E. lead I cend to
the second floor, they will
f last Spring's good varsity
walk in orange light up the stairs, meet with Andover, scheduled for
and are expected to be the
through the orange trophy room, this Saturday, has been cancelled.
one of this term's crew. John
Shore school for all those interinto Faculty Lounge, colored red,
at 5, Big Bill Pockman at 3,
and onto the balcony, which will ested in learning to sail will start
tball star Ted Heuchling at fight.
on April 16 and last for two weeks,
be a dim blue.
i Bill Rapoport in the bow
On the balcony, they may sit at with classes from 5 to 6 P.M. Anout the first eight at the mo- Inst. Comm.
one of the tables and gaze onto the other group will be started on
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dance floor. The first thing to May 7, with classes from 6 to 7
P.M. Jerry Reed and Thomas
several of the student activities. strike their eyes will be
Gouzoule are to head the teaching
These corrections were revealed tain in the middle of the
ating Society Meets
necessary after a survey made by which constantly changing,
t Point Sat, April 7
brilthe Walker Memorial Committee of liantly colored lights
Debating Society is holding a activity constitutions.
Should they choose to examine the
inagainst the West Point DeMinor changes were made in the fountain closer,
they will find goldSociety this Saturday at 2:30 I constitutions and by-laws of the
The meeting, to which all are Senior Ring, Budget, Institute, fish disporting in it.
Amber lights will shine up the
d, will be; held in Room 6-120. Junior Prom, Walker Memorial,
subject to be discussed is the Elections, and Senior Week Com- pillars around the room, and flowers and ferns will be in evidence
Roger Sonnabend captured the
ed establishment of an inter- mittees.
Also approved were everywhere, while
over all, from the Institute Squash Championship and
al free trade policy.
changes in the by-laws of Tau Beta dim
blue ceiling, the crystal ball will the Emerson Trophy last Tuesday
Pi, the honorary engineering so- cast
colored stars drifting around when he defeated Tom Hewson in
three straight games. Glen Dorthe room.
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-I flinger tucked
-Class B Activities Discussed
away the J. V. Chamf load in modern machinery.
After some Ipionship on the same day by defeatAmong the major points disessor deforest joined the cussed at the meeting were the argument, during which it was ing
Frank Taylor, also in three
y of the Institute in 1934, as problems of the various Class B suggested that the Committee de- Igames.
nt professor of Mechanical activities which, because of the cide on a general policy for those
The Trophies, if they can be obeering and was promoted to war, are not functioning, or are inactive organizations, the mem- tained,
along with letters and numank of Professor two years inactive. A resolution was intro- bers finally voted down Flood's erals will be awarded to those who
For the past few years he duced by David P. Flood,
-1have earned them at the annual
,en engaged in important war have the Institute
The Committee also received a ISquash Team Banquet to be held at
Committee of'ch .
ficially recognize these organiza- report on the Red Cross drive and the
Fox and Hounds Club at 7:00
its collection total of $291.75, and IP.M. on Thursday, April 12, instead
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Friday, April 6, 1]
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
5:00 ,PM. Hillel Discussion Group Faculty Lounge.
Proft Schell Speaks Dr. Lowdermi[
At Tech Embassy.
Sponsored By T.C.A.
To Discuss Prospectsi
Of The Jordan Vallel
The Tech Embassy, a religious
Dr. Walter C. Lowdermilk
program held annually about Easter
time and sponsored by the Tech- I give a talk entitled, "The JON
nology Christian Association, will Valley Authority," on MO0
be held this Wednesday, April 11. April 9, 1945, at 5:00 P.M., in
The program is divided into two 6-120, to the students and ]Fa=
MONDAY, APRIL 9
parts. Professor Erwin H. Schell, of M.I.T. Dr. Lowdermilk, a gi
5:00 P.M. T.C.A. Lecture Jordan Valley Authority.
head of the Buzsiness and Engineer- ate of the University of Arl
5:00 P.M. Dormitory Committee Ware Lounge.
ing Administration Department will and a Rhodes Scholar to oX
7:00 P.M. Dormitory Bowling Tourney Walker Alleys.
be the speaker for the afternoon ses- is Assistant Chief, Soil Con0s
sion, to be held a t 5:00 P. M. in tion Service, U. S. Departmei
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
Room 10-250. The topic of his half Agriculture.
5:00 P.M. Christian Science Organization Room 7-132.
hour lecture is "Spiritual Support
During 1939 he traveled 11-390.
and Personal Accomplishment."
miles through Arab landsThe second part of the program spent eight months in theft
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
will be the private dinners at which East. While on this trip hel
5:00 P.M. Mathematical Society RoRom 2-147.
certain clergymen and laymen will able to observe at close range
speak briefly and lead the discus- needs and the advantages o0
5:'0 P.M. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Room 7-145.
sions groups. The speakers have Jordan Valley.
5:00 P.M. Catholic Club-Room 1:0-275.
~been invited to the dormitories and
In his T.C.A. sponsored tali
7 00. P.M. Rocket Society Litchfield Lounge.
fraternities where they will encour- Lowdermilk will discuss his !R
7:45 P.M. Senior Week Committee-Faculty Lounge.
age the members to express their fully and will endeavor to,
views on the subject of discussion. that the Tigris-Euphrates ai
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
subj ect. Substitutions for many can be turned into irrigated
4:00 P.M. Marriage Lecture (Professor Magoun) 10-250.
courses will be forbidden, and for which can support 30,000 0!00 P
5:00 P.M. Marriage Lecture (Professor Magoun) 10-250.
instead of the present poppi
the rest, they will be limited.
5:00 P.M. Glee Club Room 1-390.
. There; will be no standard course of 3,800,000.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
for all Juniors, except that all will course may be taken. The Insf
5:00 P.M. Hillel Discussion Group Faculty Lounge.
Economic Principle (EMc1) would supply the instructor,
be that En- their first term and one of the three wo-uld not give credit for S
gineering Drawing (D11) and Des- options given in humanities the classes. They would be puree
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be second term. The choices are Psy- tra-curricular activities.
be devoted to introductory profesbasis. chology, Labor Relations, and Indusweek
will be the same as in trial Economics.
3. Third and fourth year subjects
Languages are not at all"dd
will be more standardized in size in
by this non-technical programs
foreign students may take English
the future, and there will
of Modern be confronted with much the same they are under the control ON
sion and consolidationof some subindividual departments. The.
jects, especially where there are inprobably remain as they are!
stances of the same course being
Some of the departments w'l
Second Year Program
taught to certain groups in one:
require the student to taken
term and being spread out over two
In their second year, students
guages, while others may speck
terms for other students.
will take the usual Physics, Calculus,
many as four terms. The lang
4. There will
which will be available will bfe
and Military Science, as well a
term loads without an increase in course much like the present E21T
man, French, Spanish, and Rug
the total time for an academic year. and E22T, The United States in
A large part of the successa
5. The present English, Econom- World History. On top of that, the
Humanities and Social Science[
ics, and General Study program will men in Engineering and Architecgram will depend on the avail_
be replaced by a coordinated four tural courses will take Applied
of inspiring and interesting
year program in the social sciences Mechanics ; (2.00), and those in
ers. In English, Histoary, andE
and humanities which
Scientific courses will take ChemThe Humanities and SocialL omics, strong departments aO
istry (5.11 or 5.12), and each stu- Science program closely follows the ready set up, according to DrO
fessional societies or other accredit- dent will take one professional sub- suggestions outlined in a report of ert G. Caldwell, De-an of Hul
ing agencies with respect to non- ject depending on the course he the Committee on Engineering Ed- ties. In.lother cases, importaAt
professional work in professional is in.
ucatimn After the War. It elimin- appointments -are expected.
Third Year Program
ates all of the present General
6. Substitution of other subjects
The third year courses will be Studies, but not the; languages. For
The First Church 0 B
somewhat different from what they a while, a few General Studies will
are now. Subjects of small unit be offered to fill in a few hours that
7. Different options will not be
Norway and St. Paul SU'
students need to make up theirI
provided in the early years in the
quota. For instance if four more
10:4f arm. and 7:30 P'_
separate courses, except in the case
of larger unit size; units are needed, the student could
Sunday School 10:4S a. m.; Wednesdahl
of Biology, General Science and Enning meetings at 7:30, which include
content take a General Study, but if there
monies of Christian Science healing.
gineering, and in Business and En- other courses of similarThe third were more units needed, he would
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practically different courses.
VII, IX, and XV. Therefore-, the if there is a group of students thate
con Street, Coolidge e
First Year Program
necessary specializations are to be are
erature on Christitin
may be read or obt&i
The first year program will re- obtained from a limited list of speci- Study, it may be possible to ar.
main substantially the same. The fied subjects or by a single elective range
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
2:00 P.M. Sailing Race Charles River Basin.
2:30 P.M. Debating Society-Room 6-120.
8:00 P.M. "Spring Frolic" Walker Memorial.