Fall begins colorfully. The leaves turn and professors display their preened or spontaneous humor. Before the initial enthusiasm of the first week's shopping tour has died away, we offer a few choice items which, in one way or another, are definitely bargains.
Nine o'clock is a hardy hour and some of the subject matter is appropriately idealistic. The early-to-bed type, in fact, has a choice of pursuing either the pagan or the Christian mode in his search for the Good Life. Professor Demos in Philosophy 102 (Sever 11) unravels the philosophies of Plato, while Professor Buttrick explores the Old Testament in Humanities 124 (Emerson 211).
Incongruously juxtaposed to this, Professor Cherington in Lowell lecture hall (New Lecture Hall to old-timers) begins his bawdy bit about the workings of modern governments in Government la. Lecture-goers with less than cast-iron stomachs should instead try Emerson D where Dr. O'Clair talks with gurgling humor about the nineteenth century English novel (English 191).
Professor Cohen teaches Phil. 139 and holds forth with Nietzsche, Mill, and Santayana in Emerson F. The Nietzschean spirit seems to haunt the the rest of the building at this hour. For the up-and-coming Raskolnikov Dr. Wheeler in Soc. Rel. 184 (Emerson A) carefully examines where such greats as Willy Sutton and Mack the Knife slipped up. As insurance, "cops and robbers" finishes up with a study on the ins and outs of prisons.
Thoe who want to get out of the small time, however, would do well to drift over to Emerson D, where Professor Fainsod in Gov. 115 gives a course in dictatorship, as practiced by our neighbors to the East and West, Russia.
It's coffee time at the Bick. But for the "ultimately concerned" student, Professor Tillich joins his disciples in Emerson D where the air is thin and religion, art, and science are synthesized into a meaningful whole. Those who feel that Tillich's course, Hum 127a, is not sufficiently far out, may try epistemology with Mr. Pears of Oxford in Phil. 153.
Throw your geisha girl in the rickshaw and make the scene over to Room 129, 2 Divinity Ave. where Professor Hibet discusses a definitely "in" topic this year--History of Japanese Literature (Japanese 121).