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The VOL. XXIII, No. 16 BRYN MAWR AND WAYNE, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1937 Co BRY ' . N* - - Y&aSE3S�\m PRICE v<>CEms BRYN MAWR BEGINS FOUR - POINT EXPANSION DISTRIBUTION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY FUI February, 1937 Science Building ........�.................. Library.................'.................. Wyndham ................................. Faculty Salaries ............,............... r Departmental Gifts......................... Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants..... Archaeological Dig ..........'.............. Books and Lectures ........................ <Joodhart Hall (alterations and reduction of debt)............ Miscellaneous (Deanery, May Day, Bryn Mawr Camp, Drive Expenses, the President's Fund, Tiffany Garden)...... Endowments and Bequests: Carnegie Corporation Fund........'........... $150,000.00 $344,327.67 167,392.85 8,250.00 687498.81 47,265.00 64,413.21 8,050.00 10,927.22 5,082.34 33,900.00 Sophie Bouchef Fund... Harriet Randolph Fund. Madge Miller Fund----- �*;i Jane Brownell Fund.........*a, Susan M. Kingsbury Research Institute Assist- antship ......-... ."T..................... Master School of Music Fund.. .v............... Ella Riegel Archaeological Fund of December, 1935 .,.........,...................... (Based on present value of stock) 18,002.91 5,000.00 25,000.00 8,000.00 26,695.00 25,090.72 17,000.00 274,788.63 TOTAL.......................................$1,032,895.73, Construction to Begin In June, Says Mr. Stokes Mr. Francis J. Stokes, elected last autumn to head the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Directors and greatly responsible for the present froject, has kindly sent the News the following statement of his personal views: "The final design of the two-science building is still under consideration and revision. While it may be that the exterior will be of gray brick, that is not definitely determined. It would be my expectation that if we are not disappointed in the estimates of cost, work,would commence in June, and that would doubtless mean that it would be completed early in the sum- mer of 1938. "It is my hope that construction of the new library wing can be com- menced during this summer. Plans call for a stone Tudor style of archi- tecture similar to the present Library building. "The matter of increased lighting facilities is under consideration. Whether it will be met by the install- ment of additional facilities or by the purchase of current from the Public Service has not yet been determined. The present inadequacy is so pressing that a solution must be found as soon as a satisfactoryjonclusion is arrived at, as well as the necessary finances. "Concerning cooperation, I can only say that this has been so generous from President Park throughout th* college that it has put those of us off the campus on our mettle to fulfill ex- pectations." Yet to be Done� The construction program of the Board of Directors and Trustees is ready to move ahead. But there is much yet to be done to build the Bryn Mawr of the future. The following is an in- complete summary of units in the project for which funds must yet be fdund: (1) The other $100,000 for the top two floors for Library Wing. (2) The-two wings for biology and physics-mathematics. Rough estimate: $500,000. (3) Additional academic ap- pointments for the sciences, for art and archaeology, and in- structors for the new 100 stu- dents. (4) Wyndham debt: $277,000. (5) Books for all depart- ments, particularly for art and" archaeology. The above are necessary. In addition, the college should like the new program to include the "following, for which there are no funds at present: (6) New lighting for the col- lege. (7)' Workshop for art courses and for stagecraft. (8) Squash courts. (9) Extension of the college courses. (10) Almost infinite provision for research work for the fac- ulty, and for graduates and undergrad uates. Horse Cars, Leaks Discombobulate Lives Of 1903 Pioneers in Newly-Built Hall -�-p----------------------------- Alumnae Enthusiasm Gives Student New Feeling for College Contact With Campus Through DeanCfy, Report on Finals Are Emphasized MISS PARK'S SPEECH CLIMAX OF COUNCIL (Editor's Note: Students and sub- freshmen beware! Lest you think an easy road lies ahead, read of your early sisters' trials and tribulations. O pioneers! Contributed in News tryouts.) All three buildings of the last great project were begun in the summer of 1903, but it soon became apparent that Rockefeller, at least, was not going to be fit for habitation by Oc- tober. The problem of providing a home for the incoming students soon became acute. It was met by taking over the whole Pennsylvania Railroad Hotel in ^the village of Bryn Mawr. This structure, Summit Grove, since torn down, then stood in a park be- tween Summit Grove Avenue and Railroad Avenue. It had, in its day, been a country resort for the Phila- delphians. In 1903, it was aged, ramshackle and a fire-trap. Mrs. Marion Paris Smith, present Profes- sor of Economics, who was then the warden, lived in constant fear of con- flagration". , The worst problem, however, proved to be that of transportation. A bus, drawn by two horses and hung with black oil-cloth curtains to insure privacy, left Taylor Hall at ten min- utes-past each hour, and departed from Summit Grove at ten minutes before. Students living in Summit Grove were given passes; other un- dergraduates had to pay five cents apiece. Even with this convenience, there were minor tragedies when stu- dents failed to catch the bus. By the end of the spring vacation, Rockefeller Hall was declared^ to be ready for occupancy. The whole hall had been finished in cypress-wood of an exquisite creamy-tan, especially cut in one of Mr. Rockefeller's swamps. A.few details had not been completed�the plumbing had not been tested, the walls had not been papered, and shades for the windows had yet Continued on Page Two (Especially contributed by Lucy Huxley, President of the Class of 1937 and Undergraduate Rejrresentative at the Alumnae Council.) The realization of the feeling of the Alumnae toward the college and the recognition of the amount of work they accomplish in a year was a rev- elation to .an undergraduate attending the Alumnae Council in Washington last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Their enthusiasm and interest in all the activities on the campus far sur- passes any similar exhibition among the graduate and undergraduate stu- dents. Their one idea as members of the Alumnae Association is to keep Bryn Mawr at the top of the ladder, and they are willing to do any amount of work to help the college maintain its position. It is hard for most of us who are still undergraduates to realize just how much the college means to the alumnae, but if any stu- dent had seen the effect made upon them by the announcements in Miss Park's speech and Mrs. Slade's re- port on the Fiftieth Anniversary Fund, she would have understood why they are willing to devote so much time and energy to the various col- lege projects. Everyone was dis- tressed that Miss Park could not be there herself to deliver the very im- portant announcements in her speech Friday night, but a severe case of the flu prevented her from attending. Meeting Opens Informally The meeting was opened formally Thursday afternoon by Ida Laucr Darrow, 1921, the new president of the Alumnae Association. Sherry Matteson, '36, also representing the "Undergraduate Point of View," made an excellent appeal for a closer asso- ciation between the alumnae and the undergraduates and explained how the activities at the "Deanery are doing much to bind these two groups closer together. Mary S. Sweeney, speaking for the graduate school, described the growing feeling among the graduate students that they are a class and not individuals. The incorporation of Radnor into a hall solely for gradu- ate students has done much to cement this feeling. Dean Manning Tells of Change Dean Manning, 1916, representing the faculty of the college, spoke oi the many changes in the college cur- riculum. The expansion of the col- lege in its history of fifty-one years has presented very definite problems, as has the expansion in the number of fields of study and in the cm*�y- tion of education. The need has arisen for connecting the class work with the world outside. She traced the aca- "��----�-eoTrttnuetJ-on Page- Bight----------- MR. RHOAfcS EXPRESSES DIRECTORS' APPROVAL It is peculiarly appropriate that as Bryn Mawr starts its second fifty years, the President of the Board of Trustees should be the son of the col- lege's first president. Mr. Charles Rhoads has sent The News the fol- lowing statement: "The directors are exceedingly glad that at last the college has been able to make a start on a program that has been so long delayed. While we cannot carry out all our dreams at this moment, we expect to be able to make a beginning this spring and we believe that, the beginning once made, the approval of those who are inter- ested in the college will help us carry through the program to its comple- tion." Charles J. Rhoads. Stakes on Hockey Field Mark Site of New Science Building Directors Approve Increase in Faculty Salaries, Pensions; Calls for Addition of 100 Students; Provisions Made For New Wing of Library MRS. COLLINS APPOINTED A DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE Qoodhart, March .'.'.�As culmination of three years of intensive and difficult planning by the Board of Directors, and generous giving by all connected with or interested in Bryn Mawr. .Miss Park made the definite announcement to the students and faenlty in chapel this morn- ing of the first great construction and expansion program whicn the college" lias undertaken in over thirty years. The gift of 1,000,600 dollars made to the college by the Alumnae Association has at last made it possible not onlv to answer the needs which have pressed hardest upon the college in the last few years, but also to extend and strengthen-its interests aud resources. Definite plans for the erection of the science building and provi- sions for the Library wing, drawn up by a special investigation com- mittee, and approved at a special meeting of the Hoard of Trustees and Directors, are now ready to put Four-Point Program The four major points of the new construction and expansion program voted by the Board of Trustees and Directors are: I�The erection, commencing immediately, of a two-story sci- ence building to house geology and chemistry. II�The erection of a wing to the Library to house art and archaeology. At least two floors � and a basement to be begun as soon as possible. Ill�The acquisition from col- lege funds as an investment for a new dormitory to house 100 new students and an ultimate increase of the charge for tui- tion to 600 dollars (the Vassar figure), thus providing an ex- tra income of 60,000 dollars a year for faculty "salaries and pensions. IV�The appointment of a new officer of the administra- tion to represent the college in attempts to make its work known and to interest its old and potential friends in its plans and needs. ----1---------------------- Dean Favors Increase In Quota of Students Feels Average of Four Students In Each Major Too Low Mrs. Manning, in discussing the academic aspects of the new construc- tion program, made the following statements: "As far as^nore students">-are con- cerned I am in favor of the new pro- gram because the number of students and the number^of departments at the present time are entirely out of pro- portion. We have added three depart- ments since we last increased ^ the number of students. The average for each- major department-is four stu- dents, which is-entifcly'too low. With present facilities, the interest in.arts and music, and the social economy ma- jor under discussion there should be more students to -strike the best average. Uneconomical as it is now, our present equipment could take care of 500 students with a few more in- structors for the freshmen. We will probably have to make enough appointments of younger men so that elder members can be released more for their major students. Continued on Page Three Don't Forget! ANDRES SEGOVIA in Goodhart, Tonight at 8.30 Sec This Week'! New Yorker into execution. �� Two additional recommendations made by the committee were also ap- proved by the directors; one designed to effect the long-desired increase in faculty salaries and pensions; and one to explain And further the.inter- ests of the college in the broad field of its present and potential contacts. The former will call for the addition of one hundred students and the con* struction of a new hall of residence, the income from, which will be turned to this purpose^whereas the latter recommendation has already been put into effect by the appointment of Caro- line Chadwick-Collins as a Director at Large. Measurements for the science build- ing, which will contain two sciences and provide for the later addition of wings to house biology, physics and mathematics, have already been staked out on its site on the upper hockey field, and it is hoped that the building will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 1938. Definite plans have been made for the construction of at least the basement and first two floors of the Library wing, the third and fourth floors to be added when sufficient funds are available. Miss Park's speech follows: Put together, the results of the Alumnae Drive form an astonishing total of new interests made possible and old interests strengthened. Today I cannot present to you all the widely varied additions to our resources, but I shall make known the immediate program of the college for those spe- cific needs incessantly before us in the last few years: increased faculty salaries and pensions, new quarters for the Departments of the History of Art and Archaeology, more stack room in the Library. The directors are ready to state su8h a program, and no student can fail to be interested in its bare outline. Details, additions, subtractions, must later change and amplify the first statement. The Background of Our Decisions . The. .directors.. .ot._thfi... college, saw that in years when the supporters of most causes, not only educational but scientific and social as well, had given themselves over at worst to despair, Continued on Page Six TYPE SPECIMEN BOOKS * PRESENTED TO LIBRARY Lovers of fine printing and all who are interested in typography wuT*be glad to knrtw that through the gen- erosity of Mr. Wilfred Bancroft and Mr. T. Frank Morgan, of the Lanston Monotype Company, the Library has been presented with the type specimen books of that organization. These contain examples of hundreds of vari- ous faces, including some fifteen de- signed for the Monotype Company by Goudy, usually acknowledged as the^ greatest and most versatile artist in the history of type-design.
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VOL. XXIII, No. 16
BRYN MAWR AND WAYNE, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1937
' . N* - -
Y&aSE3S�\m PRICE v<>CEms
BRYN MAWR BEGINS FOUR - POINT EXPANSION
DISTRIBUTION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY FUI
Science Building ........�..................
Faculty Salaries ............,...............
r Departmental Gifts.........................
Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants.....
Archaeological Dig ..........'..............
Books and Lectures ........................
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