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Vol. 29, No. 15
Red Raiders Defend Uncrossed
Goal Line in Defeating
Blue and White
Higgins Will Have Full Strength
Available for Sewanee
Tilt This Week '
• Coach Andy Kerr and his famed
Red Raiders of the Chenango can
boast of an undefeated season as far
as Coach Bob Higgins and the Nit
tany. Lions of Penn State are con
Bob, “Spike” and the Lion gridders
offered their bit toward'stopping Col
gate’s championship-bound eleven,
but, as with Lafayette, New York
University, and the three minor op
ponents facing the Red Raiders earlier
this year, their bit wasn't sufficient
to stem the Maroon victory march.
Colgate even successfully defended
its uncrossed goal line in administer
ing the 31-to-0 defeat to the Lions,
while those thirty-one points placed
the Red Raiders at the top of the
Eastern grid world in total points
scored with 195 against none for their
Defeat No Dishonor
•However, this isn’t a criticism of
the Nittany Lions. They weren’t con
ceded a chance before the gome, and
no dishonor accompanies the defeat
All that could have been asked of
them was that they put up the best
fight possible, and-that’s just what
. they did. Colgate simply • had too
..much; power, too'much skill for.the
fßig’gmsmem “7^
• Although he changed the starting
lineup in three positions, Higgins held
true to his pre-game intentions of
holding the regulars on the 'bench for
the opening kickoff. Only Tom Slus
tfser, Jesse Brewster, •, and Bi|l Lohr
started at their accustomed positions,
although Bedoski,. who was in the
opening lineup at a guard post, and
Harry. Sigcl, halfback, have enjoyed
starting'assignments in games other
than Saturday's fray.
Lions Escape Injury
There were no injuries to further
mar the day for the Lions, at lea&t
none of a serious nature. This means
that Higgins will have almost full
strength available for Sewanee this
week, and possibly for Temple on No
vember 121
Earl Park and Bob Flood were at
the tackles for the first kickoff, Wool
ridge and Bedoski held down the
guard assignments and Veto Rich was
at center for the Nittany' gridders.
“Barrel” Morrison got his chance at
halfback and “Sunny Jim” Boring did
(Continued .on ‘page three)
4 Student Leaders Favor
6 O’Clock Dinner Hoar
Wood, Moser, Beatty,
Longenecker Cite
Unanimous approval of the pro
posed change of dinner hour by the
fraternities to 6 o’clock was expressed
by student leaders in a survey Sun
day. All those, interviewed were in
favor of having—the houses making
the change immediately.
“In order for the fraternity men to
'receive proper benefit from the' two
hour recreation period which the Col
lege Senate had in mind when it elim
inated the 4 o’clock classes, their din
ner hour must be turned back to 6
o’clock,” said Herbert E. Longenecker
*33, head of Interfraternity council.
- That the ‘’fraternities are duty
bound to cooperate with the College
since it went through the trouble of
shortening the school day by one hour
this, year, is the opinion of John*A.;
Wood- ?33,‘.president of Student Coun
cil. “Late dinner hour is in effect
at qjl colleges in the cast at present,
and it should Ameliorate conditions
here,” Wood declared.
“The change from 5:30 to G o’clock
is absolutely necessary to comply with
the new system of intramural com
petition,” said R. Henderson Beatty
’ >33, intramural sports head. “Con-
Freshman Week Report
Seeks Deferred Rushing
Fraternities Should Move Up First K Date to
Sunday of Orientation Period,
Committee Believes
Loud rumblings, heralding an ultimate system of deferred fraternity
rushing and considerably shaking the proposed code, are now sounded in n
Freshman Week committee report which laments the undesirable distraction
of fraternity rushing during the orientation period.
j “A definite' step should be taken this year toward ultimate deferred
rushing,” the committee’s report reads. For the present, however, the com
-1 mittee has hit upon an alternative in requesting fraternities to move up the
first rushing' date to the Sunday oi'
Freshman Week. Unless this ar
rangement is agreed upon,'Freshman
Week will probably be abolished. The
committee, headed ‘by Dean of Men
Arthur R. Warnock, feels that the
week’s activities are not worth con
tinuing under the present conflicting
Cooperation Necessary
Seeking a change which adds com
plications to the proposed code, the
Freshman Week report relies op the
complete cooperation of every man in
every fraternity.. If this high ideal
of ; cooperation is not attained, the
plan would obviously not succeed, the
report admits.
Members of the committee are of
the opinion that the proposed arrange
ment would not only benefit the fresh
men in getting started but would also
.work to the advantage of fraternities.
Specifically, the request means the
elimination of four early rushing
dates before Sunday, but promises a
more unrestricted use of the new stu
dent’s time by fraternities on Sunday,
Monday, and Tuesday.
, “Since the Freshman Week com
mittee has put fraternities on the
horns of the dilemma, the only thing
for us to do is follow their suggeS-.
tion,” Prof.- MarshW. White,. chair
ipam.of the.,-fraternity com
•mifcte^saidr-^Freshmph^W^ek'thorrld 4
certainly not be abolished.” •
To Discuss Change
“If- the proposition were brought
up at a mass meeting of tall the fra
ternity men in .College, I believe they
would accept the proposal of entirely
eliminating rushing;until the Sunday
of Freshman Week,” Professor White
said. “Of course there would be, loop
holes in the new arrangement, but we
could at least try the system,” the ad
visory chairman said.
Although not in favor of the
change, Harris Ebenbach ’33, Inter
fraternity ‘council rushing chairman,
believes it would he a simple matter
to advance the opening rushing date
to Sunday. An enforced, semi-silent
period before the beginning of or
ganized rushing in which fraternities
would he allowed to schedule dates
with freshman would probably be the
most workable plan, Ebenbach said. -
-Herbert E. Longenecker '33, presi
dent of Interfraternity council, advo
cates the change suggested by the
committee. Interfraternity council
will discuss the arrangement at its
meeting in Old Main at 7 o’clock to
morrow night, Longenecker said.
I. F. Council Will Vote on
Dinner Change Tomorrow
Fraternity representatives will
pass on resolutions effecting the
change of dinner hour from its
present time at 5:30 o’clock to'6
o'clock at a meeting of Interfrater
nity council tomorrow night, Her
bert E. Longenecker ’33, chairman,
announced yesterday.
tests will be held in the afternoon as
well as night, and the change will al
low more practice time so that play
ers may prepare for competition in
stead of their entering the games un
fit for participation,” he added.
■ Apart from the physical recreation
benefit of the G o’clock dinner hour to
the students in • general, Walter C.
Moser ’33, president of the Athletic
association, explained that they will
also gain in mental recreation. The
added time between the end of classes
and dinner will afford the students
opportunity to read the newspapers
and periodicals, which many at the
present do hot seem to find time to
do, he pointed out.
George’W. Sullivan, manager of the
State College theatres, has expressed
himself as -being willing t« cooperate
with the students' in working out a
schedule to comply with the change,
if it is made..
Contributions Total $2,100 as
Canvass Closes Friday,
Seamans Reports
Missing its original quota by three
hundred dollars, the 1932-33 Penn
State Christian association finance
drive formally came to a close Friday
night with reported contributions to
talling approximately $2,100.
“Although we failed to reach our
goal of $2,400 from students them
selves, solicitors found more good will
in the general attitude of the student
body toward the work of the associa
tion . than in any previous year,”
Harry W. Seamans, P. S. C. A. secre
tary said. “There seemed to be a
greater knowledge and a broader ap
preciation among students of our ac
tivities on the campus,” he said.
Co-ed Drive Closes
c Students who have not yet con.
iributed and wish to do so,, may sub
scribe to the fund at the association
.officer-in.,.01d Main.. Memhr'ship.
ilbr or more are available at the office
this week.
The. Y. W. C. A. financial drive,
under the direction of Ruth M. Har
mon ’34, continued- until last night.
Although several division leaders had
not yet- reported, returns up until Fri
day night totalled only $2BO. Women
faculty members were included in this
•The opening gun of the campaign
for $9OO from the faculty was sounded
at a luncheon yesterday for “ the
twenty-one members' of the College
staff who will act as solicitors. Prof.
J. Ovvis Keller, of the engineering
department, is directing the faculty
canvass for the association, and is
also chairman of the Board of Direc
tors’ finance committee.
Suspect Charged with Fraternity
Robbery, Passing Bad Checks
Accused of stealing clothes from a
fraternity house and forging checks
here between September 19 and 24,
George Surprenast has been arrested
in Los Angeles, according to word re
ceived- by Albert E. Yougel, chief of
Surprenast, alias Fred L. Tatem
alias George Lutz, was given an in
vitation to stay at a fraternity house
here. Several days later he disap- 1
pearod, taking with him one hundred
dollars worth of clothing.
After learning from Chicago and
Amarillo, Texas, police that Surpren
ast had left those cities by auto, word
was received by Chief Yougel that the
accused forger was arrested in Los
Angeles on s October 14.
A Collection of drawings and water'
colors will he placed on exhibition at
the Athletic store tomorrow by Stew
art Wheeler of Bellefonte. The col
lection comes here from New York
City, where it was on exhibition at
the Delphic studios.
College Activities ‘To Go for Ride' Saturday Night
They’re “going for a ride” on Sat- what kind of a “ride” is in store for
. _• the victims, but the fact remains that
_ , .... • old man Satire is set for a big even-
Campus institutions, traditions,, and jng _ Even thc two seines featured
customs, town institutions, traditions, the revue, both of them familiar
and customs —all of them are due to to every, student, will'share the ar.
a gentle “dig” when thc Thespians, rows directed at tradition, institutions,
Glee Club and, flayers present their and customs.
“Panics of 1932” as the annual house-! Advertised as a,“combined nrcsen
party revue in Schwab auditorium Sat- tation,”- the revue will be just that.
urday night. I There sot division of acts or
The authors of thc book for thc} group offerings such us featured thc
show refuse to divulge just who are 1932 “Panics.”
headed for the bandwagon, mid just| Thespians, Gleemen- and Players.
Tree All-College Function Listed
In Place of .Traditional
Freshman Affair
Activity Group May Hold More
Entertainment After
Basketball Games
Two bands, the Varsity Ten and the
Blue and White,’ will furnish the
rhythm for the free.all-College dance
in Recreation Hall, Friday night, No
vember 18, Robert M. Maxwell '33,
president of Student Union which is
sponsoring the affair, has announced.
Absorbing the' traditional freshman
dance, the affair is intended to serve
as a reception for the freshman as !
well as an all-College function. By;
making the dance . strictly informal, j
Student Union.hopes to foster a bet
ter get-together feeling among stu
dents, Maxwell said.
'Other Dances Planned
Benjamin L. Wise '33, chairman,
Angelin Bressler '33, and Paul A. Filer
’33 comprise the committee on ar
rangements. Fraternities are re
quested not to schedule house dances
on the night of the Student Union
Additional Student Union dances
announced tentatively by Maxwell in
clude another free dance, similar to
the one scheduled this month, to be
held sometime next semester, and sev
eral loan fund dances at appropriate
times during the *year. The loan
dances will be similar to those con
ducted .for the same-cause last year.
Magazines Available,
trial senes
lowing basketball games was hsld<
last year'by Student Union. Because
of the success of these dances, there
is a possibility that these dances may,
be continued this year, Maxwell said.
Seventeen current popular maga
zines in leather bindings are now
available for student use in the first
floor lounge of Old Main. The Union
also has placed twenty-four news
papers from all parts of the State in
the lounge.
Pittsburgh Pastor Compares Lakes
In Palestine With Types
Of Gentlemen
•Defining the two types of so-called
gentlemen as those who take all they
can out of life, and those who are
willing to give as well as receive, Dr.
Edward J. van Etten addressed the
chapel services in Schwab auditorium
Sunday morning.
The Pittsburgh pastor drew an an
alogy between these-two types of men
and the two large lakes in Palestine.
The Dead Sea, he compared to the
man who takes everything he can, and
begrudges any return he has to make,
while the Sea of Galilee was mention
ed as a parallel to the real gentleman,
who is willing to share what he has
with others.
“It is notable that - around the Dead
Sea there is no vegetation, that no
peoplo live within miles of-there, and
all forms of wild life avoid the sec
tion as much as possible,” Dr. Van
Etten said. “Around the Sea of Gal
ilee, however there are many villages,
fishing is a prosperous industry, and
hundreds of birds and other kinds of
animate live there,” he added. -
The Dead Sea, the chapel speaker
explained, takes everything, that comes
to it, and returns nothing, consequent
ly it is deserted, while the Sea of
Galilee gives generously of what
comes to it.
‘Collegian’ Distributes 1,925 Ballots Among 58
Houses—Non-Fraternity Men Vote
. At Student Union Desk
With the distribution of 1,925 ballots to the fifty-eight fraternities of
the College, and opening of a polling place for non-fraternity men at the
Student Union desk in Old Main, the Collegian presidential poll officially
opened this morning to continue until 5 o'clock Friday afternoon.
.Women students will cast their vot
today, while a separate vote of facul
Columbia University Professor
Will Speak in Seventh of
‘Annual Lectures
Dr. Eric R. Jettc, professor of
I metallurgy -at Columbia University,
j has been selected to give the seventh
annual Priestley lectures here during
the week of April 3, Herbert E. Long
enecker, president of Phi Lambda Up
silon, announced yesterday.
Each year the Priestley series deals
with the borderline between physical
chemistry and some other science, and
this year the Columbia University
professor will lecture on the relation
ship’between metallurgy and physical
Established in 1926
' , Last year Phi Lambda Upsilon, hon
orary chemistry fraternity, undertook
the financial support of the talks, and
will continue its sponsorship this year.
The department of metallurgy and the
department of chemistry will cooper
ate in presenting the lectures. .
.The lectures were established i a
1926 as a-memorial td Joseph. Friest
leyp" rioted'; Pennsylvania’--' scientist,
along with the maintenance of the old
Priestley mansion at Northumberland,
Dr. 'Wheeler P. Davey, of the physical
chemistry department, heads the fac
ulty committee in charge of the pro
• Other outstanding men who have
delivered these lectures here include
Dr. V.'C. Coffman, Dr. S. L. Hoyt, Dr.
Louis Navias, Dr. H. B. Williams, Dr.
J.. W. Williams and Dr. Victor K.
LaMer. Bicolloids, medicine, ceram
ics, and electrical engineering are
some of the subjects covered in thte
annual scries.
Varsity Quartet Baritone Advances
After Winning State Honor
Over Station WCAE
William H. Stine ’33, a member of
the varsity quartet, will represent
Pennsylvania in the men’s division of
the sixth national radio audition con
test sponsored -by the Atwater-Kent
foundation as a result of winning first
honors in the State eliminations held
over station WCAE, Pittsburgh, last
Stine, a baritone* will compete in
district eliminations, to be held next
month for the right to advance to the
national finals in New York City in
December. A cash prize of five
thousand dollars will be awarded the
winner of the national contest, while
the runner-up will receive one thou
sand dollars and all other finalists
five hundred dollars each.
The contest is sponsored annually
to discover America’s most promising
young voices as well as to provide op
portunities for vocally-talentcd young
men and women to advance in music.
Similar prizes are offered for the win
ners of the women's competition.
In the opinion of Director Richard
W. Grant of the department, of music,
Stine has an excellent chance to W’in
his way into the finals of the contest.
take part in the same skits, and one
member of the cast may be called
upon to carry from one to four parts,
ranging from a newspaper columnist,
dramatic director, or leading man to
an athletic coach. Dot Johnston and
Grace Baer add some specialty sing
ing and dancing numbers that click
with the fust-moving action of the
The entire presentation is' timed at
an hour ami a half, with no inter
missions for change of scenery to
slow up the action.
:es in a poll at McAllister hall at noon
ilty members will be taken this week.
' "More than four hundred women stu
dents are expected to vote in the Mc-
Allister hall poll.
3 Candidates Listed
Non-fraternity men may receive
their ballots at the Student Union
desk from 9 o’clock until 5 o’clock
every day this week. A representa
tive of the Collegian will check
names of non-fraternity voters in or
der to insure an accurate vote.
Students will indicate their prefer
ence for either Republican, Demo
cratic or the Socialist presidential and
vice-presidential candidates in the
poll. A cheek mark in the square af
ter the name of the party nominee
for president will insure a vote for
the vice-presidential nominee of the
same party.
To List School
Each voter is requested to list the
School in which he is registered on
his or her ballot. All fraternity bal
lots will be collected by tomorrow
night. '
, Hoover was declared the winner in
four of seven colleges and universities
ending their polls last week, carrying
Princeton, University of Washington,
University of Minnesota, and Missouri
School of Hines. He received 1,515
votes to 493 for Roosevelt at Prince
ton, and 1,198 to 533 for Roosevelt
at the University of Washington.
'Roosevelt carried the straw votes
conducted at the University of Pitts
burgh*. and. Notre- Dame'.. University
while Norman Thomas, Socialist can
didate, was the winner of the Colum
bia University • student poll. Roose
velt polled 1,355 votes to 912 for:
Hoover at the University of Pitts
burgh and 302 to 249 for Thomas and
49 for Hoover in the~Notre Dame vote.
Aspirants for Productions of This
Year Must Sign Up Today
Students desiring to try out for
Penn State Players' productions to be
given this year will sign up between
3 o’clock and 4:30 o'clock today, to
morrow, and Thursday afternoons in
the Little Theatre for preliminary
tryouts, according to Frank S. Neus
baum, acting director of the dramatic
Those registering will be assigned
definite- hours for the tryouts, which
will Begin Monday night, Mr. Neus
baum said. Any student in the col
lege is eligible and anyone interested
in dramatic work is requested to on
to.: his or her name for the trials, ac
cording to the acting director*.
At least four productions art
planned by the Players this year, the
first of which, “Hay Fever,” by Noe’.
Coward, will be cast immediately.
Roosevelt’s Main Proposals
Outlined by Professor Law
Thomas for More Governmental Participation,
Alderfer Points Out
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election,
predicted by the New York Times,
will not frighten business, said Joseph
T. Law, assistant professor of poli
tical science, in commenting on the
Democratic presidential candidate
“Roosevelt does not propose either
socialism or bolshevism,” continues
Professor Law, “but he advocates
sound .money, a balanced budget, re
duction of governmental expenses,
governmental reorganization, and
non-payment of the soldiers’ bonus at
the present time.”
Feeling that in all its activities the
government should have sympathy for
the common man, the Governor* favors
relief for the farmers and the unem
ployed, definite planning to provide
for. them and to protect them in the
future, added Professor Law.
“On the prohibition question Roosc- j
veil advocates completely clearing the;
ground of the mistakes and wreck-!
age produced by the Eighteenth!
Amendment in order lo build, with-1
Smokers for ’36 Men Planned
During- Next 2 Weeks,
Wood States
First-Year Elections Scheduled
Immediately Following
With freshman class elections moved
from February to immediately after
Thanksgiving recess, freshman poli
tical cliques will be allowed to or
ganize now instead of second semes
ter, as a result of a Student Board
decision yesterday.
Smokers will be held this week and
next week for organization purposes,
according to John A. Wood *33, Stu
dent Board chairman, who made the
proposal. Final organization of the
freshman Campus and Locust Lane
cliques will be under the direction of
corresponding sophomore clique chair
To Name Trial Leaders
At the elections immediately fol.
lowing the Thanksgiving recess, three
and possibly five trial presidents will
be chosen. As in previous years, the
junior class president will direct the
first-year elections.
Each trial president will be given a
definite topic to bring before the class
for discussion, Wood said. By secur
ing freshman sentiment in such mat
ters as freshman customs, deferred
rushing, and the swimming pool pro
ject, student governing bodies will be
able to legislate better on these ques
tions, he added.
Reasons Cited
I Reasons given for advancing the
i freshman elections were that the
[freshman class president has hereto
-1 fore been only a figurehead, and that
the new arrangement will make pos
: siblc the creation of an office which
will be of value to the class and the
College. Present arrangements in
dicate that the freshman president
will be made an ex-officio member of
Student council.
“I think that it is the ideal system,”
Wood said in commenting on the new
arrangement, "because in the fresh,
man class there are a good many
problems, unknown to us now, which
will be brought out as a result of the
earlier class organization. Better co
operation with the freshmen as a
group will also be possible,” he added.
Arthur E. Phillips ’33, editor the
La Vic, College yearbook, and Milton
L Baldinger ’33, business manager,
will leave tomorrow for Cincinnati,
0., where they will attend the Associ
ated Yearbook convention Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday.
This conference of College yearbook
heads is held annually as a means of
exchanging new and modern ideas in
'earhook, production. The National
Scholastic Press association is spon
or of the convention.
out interference, for real temperance
and for the prevention of both the
old-time saloon and the bootlegger,”
he concluded, .
Norman Thomas, the Socialist can
didate, stands for more active parti
cipation of government in the entire
economic and social life of the na
tion, according to Dr. Harold F. Al.
derfer, associate professor of political
"He would utilize more fully all
governmental agencies to regulate
and control private interests against
what he deems to be the welfare of
the people as a whole,” Dr. Alderfer
continued. "He stands for-direct and
work relief to the unemployed and
destitute classes by the Fcderul gov
ernment and is interested in the en
action of all laws looking to further
protection of the wage earning and
consuming classes.
"Like his party, Thomas, believes
in public ownership of many utilities
and industries and steeply increased
inheritance and income taxes,” Dr.
Alderfer added.