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y 0 }"�-� $$**$. *' '.;. t .� � ;&**?** T- '�"*'.i*V -"' �"'�> � �, , H :��' > -.. k ; .* " � The Goll ews VOL. XIV. No. 3. .. * BRYN MAWR (AND WAYNE). PA.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 26.1927 PRICE,VO CENTS HEADS OF COLLEGES URGE FAIR PLAY Women's Education Should Not Be Handicapped by Lack of Funds. PROFESSIONS SUFFER Woodward, Cross and Collins >. Elected Juiiior Class OMiceri] The Presidents of the seven eastern women's colleges, Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyol<e, Radcliffe, Smith, Vas- sar, and Wellesley, have joined forces in an article in the November issue of the Atlantic Monthly. It states the back- ground of these institutions and tells of the work they must do and the problems that confront them. The first point made is the similarity of these colleges in geographical situa- tion, age�none are far from fifty, either way, "and as they all of them represent the same period of American educational history in their founding) they arose from not dissimilar conditions and dealt with the same difficulties." The early struggles of them all are sketched efforts to induce schools to give adequate preparatory work and to create a sympathetic attitude in the community. The personnel and the methods of selection and housing are described. Then it goes on to say: "With the students once admitted ... the women's colleges have tried to see that the work was well directed. With blood and sweat, presidents or faculty committees have tried to select for their faculties proved or potential scholars, and an effort has been made to make sure at the same time that these men and women are good teachers� that they have both the dream and the interpretation. On the whole the strug- gle has availed. The teaching staff holds a dignified and important part in the gov- ernment of the college, in the devising of the curriculum, and in establishing the experiments in learning and teaching by which the college is to grow in wis- dom. Curricula are of late years forever in the melting pot. From the time of the great original experiment which was to prove that a woman could actually take a man's education, the women's colleges have never been afraid-to experiment, though they have often had to look to their scanty resources and turn away from some tempting venture." � Here follows a survey of the more important experiments such as the Bryn Mawr Summer School, that have been actually attempted. Women Are Serious Students "The libraries and laboratories of the women's colleges are equal to those of many colleges for men, and in some cases superior in their resources. The work of the students is not seasonal; the steady routine of the year is not broken in on by feverish periods of in- tercollegiate athletics. But beyond and above all in importance, both to the in- dividual college and to .the whole group of women's colleges in the country, is the fact that, with all individual excep- tions allowed for, there is a general understanding between the women's col- lege and the student that she has come to work seriously at a long and arduous task which is important for her as an individual, but also important because she ft to be later a member of a commu- nity to which she must make serious contribution. The undergraduates now CONTINUED ON PAOB 4 Nancy Woodward was raised to the -high office of Junior Class President on a wave of enthusiasm at a meeting held last Wednesday in the businesslike mist of the Merion smoking room. Miss Woodward's election is hailed with en- thusiasm by all political parties of the class. As chairman of the Glee Club scenery committee last year she showed her ability. AH those who recognized the artistic and engineering triumph of a gondola which actually floated on and off the stage will always admire the jtal- ented adaptor of roller skates as a stage device. Miss Woodward also scored a great hit as Call-boy in Varsity Dra- matics, while as an Athlete�but no more need be said. The election of Rosamond Cross as Vice President also pleased all factions. Everyone who knows Miss Cross knows how much time and real interest she has given to work for the class and the college. The wheels on many commit- tees have gone around more easily antl more energetically on account of her. This year she was on the Membership Board of C. A. and had a large share in welcoming/ the freshmen and" seeing that things raty'smoothly during the first Changes in Contest Current Events Examination to Be on Different Plan and Made Shorter. The third annual meeting of the gov- erning council of the Times Intercol-' legiate Current Events Contest was held last Monday, October 17. Some impor- rather hectic week. Besides this it is to taut modifications were made in the ar- her that we all owe our C. A. girls- she spent the summer sorting and deal- ing them out. Miss Cross has" been Captain of the second-class hockey team for two years and is manager of her hall team. This year she is a Junior member of the Executive Board of Self-Gov. "Kit" Collins was elected secretary almost unanimously. In her short week as temporary Keeper of the Minutes and Poster of Notices she amply proved her capacity for the job. Miss Collins was class archery captain in her freshman year and has always acted as a prime promoter of the sandwich industry. Var- sity dramatics practically owes its exist- ence to her heroic and persistent efforts in their behalf. VARSITY DEFEATED IN SECOND GAME Germantown, with Three All- American Backs, Shows Up Our Weaknesses. NECK & NECK CONTEST Business Board Try- outs The try-outs for ttfe Business Board of Ngws will be con- tinued for another week. Any- one who wishes to try out is urged to consult P. iHeEmfta* '28, Pembroke East, as soon as possible. Although Varsity received its first de- feat Saturday, October 22, so near the beginning of the hockey season, the occasion was not entirely one for regret. The Germantown Cricket Club has an unusually strong team, including three members of the All American Hockey team, which might almost make us proud of holding them to a final score of 6-5. The first half began badly for Bryn Mawr. The team was constantly bunched, or out of position, and after a few minutes, Germantown scored its first goal. Things did not improve, although the ball was worried somehow down the field; there'was a scrimmage in front of the goal, and Guiterman, with quick action at a critical moment, managed to shoot it in. After that Betty Cadbury, who was the youngest player to go abroad with the All American team in 1923, took possession of the ball, ran down the field with it, and shot it into the goal, over Al's head, and out of her reach. Lena Ball, Germantown's center for- ward, is a new member of their team, and an invaluable one-^three of their goals are to her credit. In the backfield were three All Americans, or ex-All American members, Kitty McLean, Mary Morgan, and Helen Ferguson, besides Dot Schoell, who is captain of the Penn. team. It is, therefore, a matter of pride that our forwards were able to crash through this strong defense as often as they did. Tuttle, especially, outplayed herself; and Longstreth was particularly wily in evading the fullbacks. Guiterman as usual played a very good game, and was also as usual dependable in the shooting circle. Our team, however, handicapped itself by fouling rather more than might have been expected, their favorite failing, that of being offside at crucial moments. In the beginning of the second half the team rallied, and for a time it seemed as though the game would end in a tie. However, we were outplayed, and our weakness shown up for, we hope, our future benefit. The line-ups were: Varsity: B. Loines, '28; S. Long- stnath, '30*; E. Stix, '30; H. Guiterman, '28***; H. Turtle, '28*; E. Freeman, '29; C. Hamilton, Grad.; J. Stetson, '28; R. Wills, '29; K. Hirschberg, '30; A. Bruere, '28. 1 2^...-ntown Cricket CluoV fe' Thomas, E. Cadbury***, L. Ball***, M. Sharp, L. Brown, E. West, K. McLean, D. Schoell, M. Morgan, A. Boardman, H. Ferguson. May Day Costuming Prizes Offered for Designs. Materials May Be Had Now. Costuming for May Day is always, of course, a large- order which must be filled; to our efficiently early beginnings of this year has been added the design- ing of costumes, which should be done by people directly associated with the college. The sooner this part of the general plan is completed, the better will be the organization in the not so dis- tant future. Three prizes have.been offered; the first of these is to be given to the person who makes the best drawing for the "tout ensemble" of a play. This, of course, must be appropriately done ac- cording to the date and the manner of the action, and it must furnish a fairly adequate idea of the costuming of the individual characters. Interesting. Old Document Found The second of the prizes is offered to SUMMER SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE the designer of the best standard, to be carried in the procession of the pageant: until now standards have only been flown from the buildings, so a great many more will have to be made this year than ever before. Each band of players will represent a noble house, as that of the Earl of Pembroke, and each must have its own flag to fly. The fol- lowing is an excerpt from an old docu- ment in the Dulwich Museum, and it gives an interesting idea of how the players of old were given a kind of in- formal charter: "Friday the sixth of March certain players came be-fore Mr. Mayor at High Hall there very present . . . and Mr. John Tate and Mr. Worship, who sayed they were the Earl of Worcester's men. . . . The Earl of Worcester . . . hath by his writings dated 14 January, anno. . . . Elizabeth, licensed his servantes Robt. Browne, James Turn- stall, Edward Alleyne, etc. . . to play and" go abroad, usinge themselves orderly, etc. . . . These are therefore to re- quire all suche her Highnes officers to whom these presents shall come quietly and friendly within your severall per- cints and corporacions to permit and suffre them to pass with your further- ance, usinge and demeanynge themselves honestlye, and to give them the rather for my sake such entertaiyment as other noblemen's plajjers have." There is still a picture of Edward Alleyne, who sub- sequently beeajke quite a well-known actor, in the iWuseum. . . . Stand- ards are to be bcVn by groups of arch- ers, etc., and these must all be designed and made. The-third of the prizes is to be given to .V. O /''signs the best - and,^! most individual costumes, to be worn by all members of a typically individual populace; the characters must represent / CONTINUSD ON PAOB 4 rangements for the examinations. Hereafter the local examinations in- stead of being set independently by the separate colleges and universities as has l>ccn the practice in the past will be sc^ by the Executive Committee of the coun- cil and will be the same for all the col- leges. This plan obviates the need for a second examination to determine the intercollegiate winner. The best paper in each individual unit will be forwarded to the Executive Committee which will then submit the twenty selections thus arrived at to the judges appointed by them to make the final award. The date for the examinations this >ear ha^been set for the last Friday in April, the 2Tth. The time of the ex- amination* was cut, after much discus- sion. In 1026 the period was four hours, in 1927 five hours. This year it will be three. This change was due to the general impression of the members of the coifncil that the difficulty of the test was frightening away some of the best undergraduate material and defeating the purpose of the contest which is to en- courage a general interest in vital news, and not to create a competition confined to grinds and specialists in history and lolitics. Three Prizes Offered A chang�-*ras made in the local prize arrangements as the result of the sug- gestion from several men who have had practical experience in handling the con- test in the colleges, the idea being to extend the interest to a large number of students. Instead of one prize in each institution, the new plan provides for three prizes equal to the total of the original money value of the single prize There will be a first prize of $150, a second of $75, and a third of $25. The first prize-winner in each institution will CONTINUED ON PAOB 4 FLAWS AND FLASHES iN LANTERN NIGHT Effectiveness of Singing Marred by Unruliness of Audience. SOPHS WELL TRAINED Lantern Night was Friday, October 22, in spite of the gloomy aspect of the sky which threatened to postpone it until Saturday. The ceremony this year was marred by three unfortunate occurrences. In the period of silence before the Sopho- mores begin to sing outside the library, people insisted upon talking and giggling. No amount of shshing could stop them though some very good ex-proctors were numbered among those present. Then, oh horror of horrors, somebody tried every light on the library switch- board, illuminating now this spot, now that, most distractingly and quite spoil- ing the atmosphere for the ceremony. Thirdly, while the Sophomores were waiting for the Freshmen to go out singing "Sofias," they moved about and even seemed, to be trying to "beat their neighbor to the exit." This was very disturbing. The singing of "Pallas" was unusually excellent. The mutes were scattered this year instead of being grouped on the end as last, and the effect was far better. The Freshmen sang well, until, wearied out by the continual repetitions, the, v>�* '-4.<*(t halves of the proces- sion couT3f" no longer keep in unison. Also the lanterns on one side were being swung faster than on the other. CONTINUED ON PAOl 4 Actual Experiences Become Part of Required Economics ^ Course. HEAD WOr\KS MIRACLE �'-�1_ (Specially contributed by'E. Stewart, '28. and H. McKclvey, '28.) On the fifteenth of June, 1927, two energetic "undergraduates" in an ancient Franklin met twenty-two .trains. Their object was to gather together the one hundred and one Summer School Stu- dents who were arriving in Bryn Mawr that day. These girls, of every nationality, and every. sort of occupation, came f rom places as widely separated as York, Eng- land, and Seattle, Washington. Their ideas were as varied as their home towns; heated arguments would arise on any subject from Socialism to stew recipes. But from the time they were brought through Pembroke Arch, they became, not merely one hundred and one individual' factory girls, but a unit, a whole�the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Industrial Workers, Class of 1087. It was Miss Smith, the executive head of the school, who wrought the miracle of unification. Besides being so impor- tant an official, she managed to know every student personally, to know all about her, what she thought and why she thought it, and what her particular difficulties were. She adapted herself to every occasion, and was indispensable to the organizers of skits, where she was equally popular as a street car con- ductor (in the night watchman's brass- buttoned coat), or a railroad train, or even as Pembroke Arch. President Hiker from Chicago As for the girls who belonged to the class, each one should be described In- dividually, before you can form any idea of what the Summer School was. The class president, Alma Polkoff, came from Chicago on foot. She was a tall, raw- boned girl, with sandy hair really boy- cut, and when she strode into the regis- tration office in her hiking clothes no one suspected that she was of the feminine gender. Her masculine appear- ance won for her the nickname of "Mr. Miss," and as such she was the re- spected leader of the school. Her good sense and infinite patience made the class meetings, which were apt to be- come stormy sessions, orderly and fruit- ful affairs. Helen Meltzer, the editor of the school paper, was one of the best educated stu- dents-, we had. Although foreign-born, she had gone to school in this country, and had continued studying with her husband, who is a lawyer. The two issues of the Bryn Mawr Echo, which she supervised, are particularly interest- ing; they contain many accounts of actual experiences that tne girls had gone through, such as first-hand accounts of the war, and tales of youth spent in making broom handles. Some one gave as her conception of a Radical "one with strange ideas ex- pressing every time which is con- venient." Such was Sylvia Zwerin. She was a Russian girl, made cynical and bitter by her experiences, and ready with an opinion on any subject She nearly broke up one class meeting; at which the question of whether students should wear knickers ^to the village was under dis- CONTINUBD ON" PAOB 0 Mann Twins to Visit Here On Monday, October 31st, a tea will be held in Rockefeller at 430 P. M. for Klaus and Erica Mann, twin son and daughter of the dramatist, Thomas Mann, of Munich, who recently wrote The Magic Mountain. Erica speaks Eng- lish, but Klaus, although he has written a book of plays and two novels, does not One of his books has been translated into English and is published by KnqpL� Co. Both are intensely interested in ttle Oer- ing the week-tad at college and everyone man "Youth Movement." They are spend- is cordially invited to meet them on Monday.
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VOL. XIV. No. 3.
.. * BRYN MAWR (AND WAYNE). PA.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 26.1927
HEADS OF COLLEGES
URGE FAIR PLAY
Women's Education Should
Not Be Handicapped by
Lack of Funds.
Woodward, Cross and Collins
>. Elected Juiiior Class OMiceri]
The Presidents of the seven eastern
women's colleges, Barnard, Bryn Mawr,
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