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Harvard Men Invade Radcliffe Dorm

Finland Student Chorus
To Sing at Hill Tuesday




World shaking issues lacking in
the news of college campuses last
week, it was again up to the "staid"
Ivy League schools to spice af-
fairs with some of their shennani-
At Harvard, students rioted dur-
ing an hour long power stoppage,
while at Yale a new organization
in support of snobbish living made
its first patrician appearance.
. * *
The Harvard donnybrook was
the more serious. A fireman was
reported to be in danger of losing
an eye after it was cut by glass
thrown at the truck on which he
was riding. The firemen were
speeding on their way to answer
one of the many false alarms
turned in during the riot.
It all started last Sunday
evening at about 6:30 when an
overloaded generation plant gave
up the battle and conked out.
This resulted, so the Harvard
Crimson put it, in "the greatest
electric stoppage in U.S. history"
as it blacked out all of the
greater Boston area.
Besides making history of one
kind or another, the darkness also
gave many Harvard men a chance
to get rid of their usual Sunday
afternoon doldrums.
* * *
A THOUSAND of them converg-
ed on the dorm quadrange at near-
by Radcliffe and started milling
around in it, much to the pleasure
of the female inmates of the quad.
Eventually a few of the more
daring Harvard men went into
one of the dorms. One of them
hit on the bright idea of ringing
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a fire alarm. Well trained, as the
girls evidently were, it was no
time at all until they had fol-
lowed out the fire regulations
and evacuated the building.
Meanwhile, to shouts of "Slip
it to 'em, Harvard," the men had
moved on.:After yelling, "We want
in," in front ofdanotherdorm for
awhile, the doors were finally
opened and about 50 men invaded
the house.
* * *
THE INVADERS scattered all
over the house. Several appeared
in windows on the upper floor, and
bowed low to the applause of those
still outside. A red street lantern
appeared in a second floor win-
Inside one man was seen
zooming exultantly down the
stairs waving a pair of lace pan-
ties which he had acquired. One
girl later claimed she had lost
the bottom of her pajamas.
University officials and campus
police were making valiant but
vain efforts when at 7:20 the lights
came on again, and the men de-
cided it was the better part of va-
lor for them to go back to the
* * *
THE YALE group is called the
"Celestial Order of the White Shoe
and Blue." It is designed, so its
founders announced in a state-
ment of policy, "to resist the en-
croachments of the bourgeoise and
middle class."
More definitely the group said
its first objective is to correct
the mispronunciation of Berke-
ley College, one of the Yale
housing units.
Some people, the members in-
dicated sadly, have taken to pro-
nouncing Berkeley the way it's
spelled, whereas, they declared lof-

tily, it should be pronounced Bark-
As their first official act, the
Order presented a white shoe on
a red pillow to the master of her-
keley. In a presentation speech,,
the head of the order trumpeted,
"The Philistines be damned, aris-
tocracy and flamboyancy have
come home to Berkeley." Though,
of course, he pronounced it Bark-
ley when he said it.
What's Up
In the Dorms
(Any items of interest from any
dorm, co-operative or league house
should be reported4to Alice Mencher
at the Daily, 23241, or at Martha
Flavoring the Thanksgiving tur-
key with a dash of cooperative spi-
rit made it taste better than ever,
according to residents of the six
co-op houses on campuses.
Each of the men's houses sent
out an invitation to one of the
women's residences, inviting them
to come and share a Thanksgiving
dinner-cooking as well as eating.
S* * *
MEN OF Michigan House were
"hosts" to women of Stevens
House; Lester House women were
"guests" of Owen House; and, Na-
kamura men collaborated with Os-
terweil women.
Mixing some half-remembered
advice from their mothers, with
a little "pot-luck" spirit of their
own, the cooks were prepared to
cope with the intricacies of tur-
key stuffing and basting.
The men fixed the main part of
the meal, and the women supplied
the trimmings and desert-pump-
kin pie. ,
"After a dinneras good as that
one was, no one wanted to move,"
said Robert Zajonc, president of
Owen House, "so singing and a
record concert ended a really fes-
tive day."
Elsewhere in the dorms, the few
remaining stalwarts were treated
to the traditional dinner by their
respective houses, and were serv-
ed enough Thanksgiving "spirit"
to assuage both hunger and home-
sick pangs.
Geography Society
Head WillSpeak!
George H. T. Kimble, Director'
of the American Geographical So-
ciety, will address a meeting of
geography students at 8:15 p.m.
tomorrow, in West Conference
Room of Horace Rackham Bldg.
Kimble has been on a tour
of the leading geographical de-
partments of Midwest and the Un-
iversity is his last stop.
His visit to the University is
aimed at the dual purpose of inter-
esting the graduate students in
the work of the Geographical So-
ciety and working out closer re-
lationships between the various
geographical departments and the
Judge Asks Ban
Of 'Diary of Love'
Chicago -- A Municipal Court
Judge has recommended that the
city ban "A Diary of Love," a novel
written by the former wife of Rob-
ert Hutchins, chancellor of the Un-
iversity of Chicago.
According to the United Press,
the judge said that the book au-
thored by Maude Phelps Hutchins,
was amateurish, crude and full of
double meanings.

A group of Finnish engineering
students, participating in their fa-
vorite extra-curricular activity, has
turned out to be the world's best
amateur chorus, according to mu-
sic reviewers here and abroad.
This chorus from the Finland
Institute of Technology will ap-
pear in the fifth Choral Union
concert at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday in
Hill Auditorium.
SINGING works of Sibelius, and
other Finnish composers, generally
little known in America, the group
will demonstrate the results of the
strict training and discipline which
have been important factors in the
success of the chorus.
Since its organization in 1904,
the choral group has traveled
through Finland, Sweden and
Estonia, where they have been
hailed for performances "won-


polished in all musical

Persuaded by Scandinavian
writers to come to America, the
sponsors of the tour hope to
arouse American interest in the
cultural life of Finland-and in
its educational system, because the
chorus comes as representatives of
Finnish higher technical learning.
INTEREST in choral singing in
Finland has been attributed by
some to the financial state of the
Orchestras are expensive to
equip and maintain, so the country
has had to find other outlets for its
musical interest.
"A concord of sweet songs" can
be created by a group.-of voices at
little expense the people of Fin-
land have discovered, and all over
the country there are amazingy
well developed choruses.

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