Dolly Stark who is coaching the varsity basketball team this year is a regular umpire in the National League (baseball) where he has already served his first year with much success. He is the youngest big-league umpire in either of the major baseball organizations and Dartmouth men get particular satisfaction in remembering that much of his first experience came from umpiring college games on Memorial Field. Most of us have wondered in watching baseball games just what kind of animal the umpire might be. He seems too positive to be human, too reticent to write a book of his experiences. But in this very human document one sees that, after all, the umpire isn't much different from the great mass of us,—that he has his struggles and his triumphs and troubles. Coach Stark is quite enthusiastic about Dartmouth but we've asked him to keep his impressions about Hanover out of this story and tell us what experiences he has had in other places. Incidentally it might be mentioned that Carl Warton 'O6 who is doing a mighty fine series of articles in the "Boston Herald" has an excellent article about Stark in a December number.
Rosalind in the epilogue of the play says "A good wine needs no bush," and the editor says that Rolph Syvertsen's story of the Dartmouth Carnival needs no prologue. However, the editor may be permitted to say that having been a close observer of Mr. Syvertsen during six of the many Carnivals which he conducted, he has arrived at the conclusion that much of the success and much of the progress from year to year in this matter of Carnivals is due to this ex-chairman. All persons connected with Carnival in the past will probably find their names somewhere in the story either in this chapter or in the next which will be published in March.
The story of "liberalism" at Dartmouth since the War is an interesting one. With the College branded by ultra- conservatives, individually and collectively, as a hotbed of radicalism but considered by the so-called "radicals" as merely good ground for sowing their seeds of enlightenment, this article by The Round Table's president is of particular interest. It gives a vivid picture of the activity of this under- graduate organization to further the liberal trend in the College. The Round Table is a flourishing institution with a large and active membership made up of both students and members of the faculty. As Mr. Doob points out, it is through the generosity provided by the Class of 1879 Fund that The Round Table is enabled to bring lecturers to Han- over.
The value of this section of the magazine would be greatly enhanced if all members of the alumni body and faculty would send in to Harold G. Rugg, literary editor, announcements of all their publications. It is especially desirable to receive announcements of pamphlets and magazine articles. If copies of these are sent to the literary editor they will be placed in the special College Library collection