Harvard's reunion class of 1928, with wives, jammed Symphony Hall last night for its own night at the Pops.
Earlier in the day, a near capacity crowd had packed Memorial Church to pay honor to the members of the class who have died since graduation.
They honored Mal Holmes at Harvard night at the Pops, and the Class tendered ovation after ovation for the Boston Orchestra--but the biggest cheer of the night came when classmate Johnny Green, famous songwriter and currently musical director of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, took over from regular conductor Arthur Fiedler.
While the classmates relaxed and drank wine, the Boston Orchestra played "Up the Street," a Richard Rodgers medley, "Espana Rhapsody," Meistersinger Overture," "An American in Paris," "Serenade for a New Baby," "Deep Night," "Johnny Green Medley," "Harvard Fantasy," and "Fair Harvard."
Outing Featured Today
Today's outing at the Essex County Club is one of the high points of the reunion. Buses leave the Union at 9:15 for the Club. Classmates will spend the rest of the morning playing golf and tennis at the club. After drinks and a huge meal, some will go off to Manchester Yacht Club for boat rides, while others will head for swimming at Singing Beach. Later there will be a square dance at Essex.
The buses will take off for the Yard about 5:00 p.m. and at 6 there will be supper in the Union, for the sons and daughters, while classmates and wives will eat at the County Club.
Evening entertainment includes movies for the sons and daughters at the Fogg Art Museum, and drinks for the parents at the Hasty Pudding Club.
The first of two symposia, "An Estimate of the Eisenhower Administration," was held at New Lecture Hall yesterday morning, with Thomas H. Eliot '28 as moderator. Speakers were professors Arthur Sutherland, McGeorge Bundy, Samuel H. Beer, Charles R. Cherington, and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
In the afternoon, another group discussed "American Policy in East Asia," with W. Barry Bingham '28, president and editor of the Louisville Courier Journal, moderating. Panel members were professors Edwin O. Reischauer, Benjamin I. Schwartz, and Robert L. Wolff.