The Princeton Herald
Published Twice a Week
Wednesday and Friday
Vol. XL, No. 89
Five Basses Are Chartered
For Wednesday's Trip
To Capital
To transport 200 participants in the
March on Washington on Wednesday.
the Princeton Group for Human
Rights has chartered five busses.
"We are tremendously encouraged
by the enthusiasm in Princeton for
this means of expressing to Congress
and the country our concern that
strong civil rights be speedily enacted", Henry Drewryr, of Glenview
Drive, a member of the committee
planning for the march, said.
On Friday with 120 reservations
for the trip in hand and all chartered
busses available in Princeton filled to
capacity, the group made arrangements with Penn Valley Transit in
Pennington for two additional busses.
Mr. Drewry said that some seats were
still available.
Mr. Drewry visited the New York
headquarters of the march on Tuesday
and reported to a meeting of the leaders of the Princeton Human Rights
Group on final arrangements.
The Princeton participation in the
march has been aided by a number of
residents who are unable to go to
Washington. More than 100 Princetonians have sent contributions ranging from $2 to SSO to defray the expenses
of others, Mr. Drewry reported.
Lithgow Is Director
Of McCarter Theatre
Arthur W. Lithgow has assumed
the post of executive director of McCarter Theatre, Dr. Robert F. Goheen,
president of Princeton "University, has
Mr. Lithgow, particularly known as
a Shakespearean director, was founder-director of the Antioch, Toledo and
Akron Shakespeare Festivals in Ohio,
and is currently producer of the Great
Lakes Shakespeare Festival in Lakewood, Ohio, He has "been an associate
producer and educational coordinator
at McCarter Theatre for the past two
Mr. Lithgow succeeds Milton Lyon,
executive producer at McCarter since
1960, who resigned this summer because of the pressure of other theatrical commitments. In accepting his
resignation "with great regret", Professor Francis R. B. Godolphin, chairman of the faculty committee on McCarter Theatre, stated that "Mr.
Lyons vision and concern over the
past three years have been of vital
importance to the growth and development of the McCarter Theatre program and the place it has come to
hold in the life of the community".
Mr. Lyon has directed Princeton Triangle Club Shows since 1955 and will
continue in this capacity. He will also
serve McCarter Theatre in an advisory capacity.
Roger Williams Board
Has Two New Members
Roger Williams, Jr., board chairman of the international chemical
market research firm which bears his
name, has announced the election to
the board of directors of two chemical executives. Sidney D. Kirkpatrick
and Chaplin Tyler.
Dr. Kirkpatrick, consultant to McGraw-Hill, is former editorial director of Chemical Engineering and
Week. Dr.
served as adviser to the American
Commission to Negotiate Peace in
World War I, and as consultant to
governmental bodies during and since
World War H.
Dr. Tyler, an authority on costs engineering, was with du Pont for manyyears and held positions in the research department, in sales development, and as director of the public
relations department. He was consultTo Solicit Special Gifts in Fall Drive
Making plans for one phase of the United Fund-Red Cross campaign
are G. Victor Davis and Hugh D. Wise, Jr., co-chairmen of the Special
Gifts Division, left and right, respectively, and Mrs. C. duP. Donaldson,
last years chairman, who is adviser to the committee, centtr.
Six Public Questions Will Confront
Voters at November General Election
The following description of the
public questions which will appear on
the ballot in November h Association.
New Jersey's 2,500 000 voters have
a homework chore of their own to
handle as their children prepare to return to school in September.
For this is the year that the NewJersey Legislature placed on the November election ballots no less than
six referenda questions to be decided
along with the election of 71 legislators (11 Senators and all 60 Assembly
members) as well as numerous county
and local officers.
Voters will face two bond issue proposals totaling $750,000,000 and four
constitutional questions. Such a complex general election ballot calls for
advance study and discussion by citizens before they step into voting
booths on November sth.
For example, the $750,000,000 bond
issue proposal actually will appear on
the ballot as two questions—one for
$475,000,000, the other $276,000,000
in borrowing. Further reading of the
ballot question will reveal that maximum legal interest costs for the two
bond issues cannot exceed $585,000,000. Thus the bonds actually will involve costs of approximately $1,250,000,000.
changes in the State Constitution
(1) permit farm land in agricultural or horticultural use to be assessed
at its value for this purpose with
provision for collection of additional
if the land subsequently is
otherwise used.
(2) provide for outright deduction
of not more than SSO from local tax
bills of veterans or their widows rather than the present SSOO exemption
from the assessed valuation of their
(3) provide for a similar SBO deduction from tax bills rather than the
present SBOO exemption on assessed
valuation of real property- of citizens
over age of 65.
(4) lower voter residency requirements in county, and state and ease
the requirements for absentee voting
by residents who have moved from
New Jersey.
New Jersey voters should be prepared for homework sessions in the
months ahead along with study of the
news columns and broadcasts as well
as consultations with civic-minded
friends and organizations. The bond
proposals alone,
with their recordbreaking; billion dollar-plus price tag,
provide a pockctbook question that
dwarfs any of television's popular
jackpot shows. And since repayment
of the bonds could extend through the
year 2004. the ballot questions could
well interest the youngsters since they
will be carrying the major part of the
resulting tax load through the balance
of this century and into the next.
Milestone Is Marked
By Benson and Benson
Benson and Benson, Inc., one of
Princeton's, and the nation's, oldest
market research firms, is celebrating
its 25th anniversary with a company
picnic at the Province Line Road residence of its co-founder and president,
Lawrence E. Benson.
The firm was established in August,
1938, by Lawrence E. Benson and the
late Edward G. Benson, both of whom
were then associated with Dr. George
H. Gallup and the American Institute
of Public Opinion. Despite the similarity of names, the two Bensons were
not related.
The firm conducts market research
in both consumer and industrial goods
fields, and handles opinion research of
all types. These include studies for
manufacturers, newspapers and magazines, radio and TV. public relations
firms, banks, political organizations,
advertising agencies, and other business organizations.
Benson and Benson opened for business with three publications as clients
—The Reader's Digest, the Louisville
Courier-Journal and Times newspapers and Grit, the national familyweekly newspaper. The firm continues
to serve these publications.
The organization started in small
quarters in the Bickford Building on
Nassau Street which was later torn
down to make way for the present
Woolworth Store. Since 1946, it has
occupied continually expanding- quarters in the Benson Building: on Witherspoon Street, which it purchased in
Until 1952, Mr. Benson continued
his assocation with the Gallup Poll,
while at the same time directing his
own organization.
Mr. Benson says
that his previous association with the
"dean of public opinion researchers,
Dr. Gallup, was "not only exciting
Princeton Schools Preparing
For Another Academic Year
High School Day Will
Begin Earlier
Vacation is moving rapidly to a conclusion for Princeton school children.
Less than two weeks remain before
Borough and Township public schools
will resume classes. Thursday, September sth, is the day.
Princeton High School pupils will
be required to revise their early morning habits. They will be -due in school
at 8:10 o'clock—ten minutes earlier
than has been customary. It is also
proposed to minimize home-room formalities as the term moves into full
swing, with pupils moving directly to
the first class.
The schedule change—the dismissal
bell will be at 3:30 in the afternoon—has been effected to provide fall 50
minute periods. The activities period
has been shifted from the middle of
the day to the end. A pupil who does
not pai-ticipate in activities will thus
be through with his academic work at
2:50. The new High School schedule
provides three luncheon shifts.
The opening of St. Pauls School
will precede that of the public schools
by one dAy. It will resume on Wednesday, September 4th.
Other Princeton educational institutions will re-open later in September.
The lower and middle schools of Miss
Fines School will resume on Tuesday,
September 10th. Princeton Country
Day School and Chapin School will reconvene on September
11th. Older
pupils at Miss Mason's are due September 16th.
Columbus Boychoir will re-open on
September 9th, Hun School on September 16th and LawrenceviHe School
on September 17th.
Freshmen will report at Princeton
University on September 16th and all
classes will be in session on September 23rd. The Theological Seminary
and Westminster Choir College will
also resume on September 23rd.
Enrollment in
schools will edge upward slightly. The
High School will have about 1,675
pupils, an increase of 80. Nassau
Street will move up ten or so to the
neighborhood of 295. Witherspoon expects 260, or about 50 more.
Six New Teachers at
Miss Fine's
The appointment of six new members of the faculty of Miss Fines
School has been announced by Miss
Shirley Davis, headmistress.
In addition, Mrs. Richard M. Liv
will return, after a years leave of absence, to teach history and geography
in the seventh grade.
Mrs. Alan D. Williams who was a
substitute in science and in the administrative office during the spring has
been appointed to teach science in
sixth and seventh grades and as an
assistant in the administrative office.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of
Randolph-Macon Woman's College,
Mrs. Williams was, at one time, secretary in the office of the director of the
Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer
Among new appointees is Mrs. Roy
S. Vogt, of Knoll Drive. Mrs. Vogt
has taught at Kent Place, of which
she is a graduate., and St. Catherine's
School in Richmond, Virginia. She is
a graduate of Wellesley College. She
will teach English, history and geography in the middle school and be seventh grade home room teacher.
A new teacher of Latin is
James Barr, former head of the Latin
department at the Craigmount School
in Perth, Scotland. She is a graduate
of Edinburgh University.
Miss Jeanne M. Duff who has
taught in the American School in
Campinas, Brazil, and in East Orange
will teach crafts. She has attended
Emma Wifiard, Sweet Briar and the
University of Tennessee and holds a
master of arts degree in art education
of New York University.
Miss Virginia McNair Griffith, a
former teaching: fellow in music in Columbia University, where she received
the degree of master of arts in musicology. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College and was assistant conductor of the glee club.
Mrs. Claud R. Sutcliffe will teach
kindergarten and .be a lower school
assistant. She is a graduate of PoSickman Is Assistant
To Headmaster at Hun
Dr. Paul R. Chesebio. headmaster
of the Hun School, has announced
the appointment of Edison C. Sickman as assistant headmaster. He was
formerly director of admissions and
mathematics teacher at the school.
A native of Grafton, Ohio, Mr.
Sickman is a rrraduate of the University of Dayton and has done graduate
work at Columbia. After a career
in industry, he joined the faculty of
Lakemont Academy, Lakemont, New
York, where he later became presiCampers Engage in Conservation Project
Conservation work was part of the program of the Y.M.C.A. Day
Camps. In the photograph, Richard Thoi-sell. on the left, resources director of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watersheds Association directs a
demonstration of methods along Stony Brook. On the right is George
I'oviliatis, camp director. Among the boys are David Hamarich, Leroy
Miller, Dan Winterbottom, Alan Roshwalb. Mike Alexander, Eric Kauzmann, Toby Savage. Richard Chenoweth. Chris Reed. Avery Chenoweth
and Er:« Southerland. Russell West, Counsellor, is in the rear.
Miss Mason's School
Fixes Opening Dates
Staggered opening dates have been
announced for Miss Mason's School,
on Bayard Lane, by Miss Mary Mason, its headmistress.
First classes to report for the new
school year will be first through third
grades. Pupils in these categories will
begin work on Monday, September
16th, at 8:30 o'clock.
Kindergarten will re-open on Thursday, September 19th, at 8:30.
Finally, sessions for the pre-school
of three and four-year-old
pupils will begin on Wednesday, September 25th, also at 8:30.
General Johnson Aids
Hughes Bond Campaign
General Robert W. Johnson, of
Rosedale Road, has been appointed, by
Governor Richard J. Hughes, honorary chairman of the citizens committee which will campaign for the governor’s proposal of a $750,000,000
bond issue. The issue will go before
the voters in November.
Mrs. Edward L. Katzenbach, of
Stanworth Lane K is also a member of
the committee.
Myers Exposition Published
A reprint bulletin, published this
month by the National Council of
Teachers of English, “Modem Poetry
in the Classroom”, includes the texts
of 14 poems and a dissertation on each
by a teacher who has used the poem
with an English class.
Authors of articles include John A.
Myers, Jr., of the Hun School.
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