Insulation for non-musical Yardling cars from the sound of brass and the squeal of bagpipes was assured last night by William C. Murphy '46 3L, secretary of the Union, who announced that Holden Chapel will now be available as an afternoon practice room for Freshmen virtuosi.
Negotiations with David W. Bailey '21, secretary of the Corporation, for the use of Holden from 1 to 6 o'clock were successfully completed yesterday by Gayton E. Germaine, instructor in Economics. Reservations can be made at Holworthy 4, described by Murphy as "a hotbed of music makers."
The Holworthy hotbed was mixed in its reaction to the prospect of artistic self-expression in the acoustic horror of Holden.
Doubt about the workability of consigning the saxophonist, clarinetist, spinet piano thumper, and the "just learning" violinist who inhabit his entry to Holden solitude was expressed by Proctor Jerrold Scoutt 3L last night. He had no doubts about the desirability.
"There was a trumpet player downstairs last year," muttered Scoutt, "whom we tried to isolate in PBH. After the snow fell we never really succeeded." Scoutt appeared a defeated man last night without will to resist, as he sadly admitted that arpeggios and corporate law make an indigestible mixture.
Holworthy jam sessions are bad enough of themselves, despaired Winston McClellan '51, but the bagpipes of Leigh Cross '51 across the walk in Thayer Hall are like a cat on the fence that a slipper won't silence.
His Holworthy roommate, Stewart B. Gifford '51, who has fiddler James A. Gleason '51 down the corridor, pianist Howard J. Scott '51 on the other side and sax maestro William Olmsiead '51 underneath the floorboards disagreed "Music hath charms," he insisted.