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JEROME WEINSTEIN '3B JAY H. DANIELS 'SS
Managing Editor Advertising Manager
FRANCIS 11. SSYSICZAK '3B ROIJERT S. McKELYEY '3B
News Editor Circulation Manager
WOODROW W. BIERLY '33 CARL W. vz 'SR
Foature Editor Promotion Manager
SIIIRI.F.Y R. HELMS '3B ROIIEItT E. ELLIOTT JR. 'SS
Women's Editor Foreign Advertising Mantiger
GEORGIA 11. POWERS' '39 KATHRYN M. JENNINGS '3B
Associate Women's Editor Senior Secretary
CAROLYN TYSON '39
Assorting Women's Editor
Thomau A. Deal '35 Herbert 11. Cohan %111 Enloe 11. Trabue
WiMorn It. .lonclthn Jr. '39 Alan G. 91cInIYee
Roy IL Niebuhr Jr. '39 Salvatore S. Sala '39 John A. Tronnorlteh '39
WOMEN'S ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Lucllic S. Greenberg '39 Florence E. Long '39 Dell. S. Shoe. '39
Itolpb It. Guntlltteb '39 Richard W. }Coronas '39 Dallas R. Lone '39
Jannis.: Shaffer . 39 Francis A. EL Vosters Jr'. '39 Mary J. Sample '39
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1936 Memlxr 1937
Associated Cotte&de Press
Tuesday. April 20, 1937
ABOUT TO BE A HAS-BEEN
JUST before he becomes a has-been the outgoing ed
j Roy traditionally becomes just slightly maudlin and
sentimental and in his last column (70 lines of double-
spaced copy, - Chuck,) reviews the accomplishments of
the p a per during the past year; a sort of state-of-the-
"Hello, Has-Been," we realize
But after the third,
that what has or has not been done in the past sixty-five
imues doesn't much matter now. Next year is the inn
-piirant thing. That is especially true this spring. Penn
Stale is going to be a much changed college four years
from now and the direction of the change is going to be
determined largely during the next twelve months.
Because he is the only person in college who is in con
stint contact with students, faculty, and administration,
the 'student editor is in a position to know what sort of
changes are likely to be made, and which ones will be
desirable. His function is to serve as a sort of inter
mediary, influencing administration figures to consider
student needs and wishes, and pointing out to students
the necessity or wisdom of certain administrative poli-
Cies.' It is inevitable that the aims and the desires of
these two groups sometimes clash. It is then that the
editor must choose sides—on the basis of his own judg
ment—and work for one or the other.
With this in mind suppose we see what the important
problems or the nest few years are going to be
New buildings and new dorms will result in increased
ernidiment. The percentage of co-eds is going to rise.
Both men's and women's student government will have
to function more dricientt,, , if they are to retain any
real authority. The women this year have dealt with
most of their problems by 'refusing to face them. As
more women come here the amount of control that can
be'exereised over them will diminish. W. S. G. A. in
about two or three years should be willing to admit its
inability to legislate. morality.
••irhi least, recognize sihe problems which they
f Ike . ; do something ab&nt..theM.f
ctiO• nnii;itforrn programs 'designed-, to ;improve, stn.
clifit4overnMent are a step in the right,direction: One
oTrthe hmi'ortant functions of this paper• will be to see to
itthat campaign promises are carried out. With a larger
444 body the present government system will prob
ably need revision. It will have to be decentralized so
ihat'it is more representative. Properly organized it can
bring a lot of benefits to the students. If allowed to
atrophy it will be replaced by administrative rule.
Some drastic changes have been long needed in the
medical service here. They will be made eventually if
everything flows smoothly and august administrative
bodies are allowed to move as slowly as they like. They
will be made immediately if some student dies because
of carelessness or inefficiency. One scarcely knows
which to hope for.
Something should be done to enlighten students en
contemporary affairs. The amazing ignorance of most
or them is almost unbelievable. More amazing is the
fact that few of them' are.
Unless an effort is made to prevent its coming, big
time football may be back with us here in three or four
years. With the lifting of the depression alumni arc
again able to send boys here. The size of the stands
are being enlarged, the field improved; we are schedul
ing big teams that are big drawing attractions. In it
self big time football is not too important, but its re
sult can be devastating to the College. With it goes
alumni control of athletic policy, scholastic standards,
publicity department, and—most important for students
—control of the student press.
Not all these problems will arise at once. Some per
haps will not come at all, though there will be others to
take their place. But—for the next year, at least—we
have confidence in the ability of the new staff to meet
them squarely. The COLLEGIAN has behind it a liberal
tradition; we are sure it will continue to live up to it. -
UNLIKE THE SUPREME COURT, whose mem
bers go on forever, this column changes hands
at regularly stated intervals. This being one
of them it devolves upon us to draw up our summa
tion, our Swan Song, so called.
Te've been thinking about this column for some
time and have decided that we owe it to the College
at large to present a sober analysis of The School as
we saw it:
W. S. G. A.--because we suspect them of trying to
filibuster the co-ed drinking question to death.
The Penn State "Froth"--because they said "the
slap-happy Collegian runs the Beaux Arts Ball add
with the date December 9" and in the same issue dis
played a two-page advt. for the Jr. Prom dated April
Ase Maitin—who soap boxes for the Republicans
under the cloak of Liberalism.
The Administration—for its slap-happy (it is a
good word, jinn) athletic policy.
The College Health Service—Q. E. D.
R. 0. T. C.—because conscription is conscription is
Fraternities--because dormitories should, not try to
puss .themselves off as things which they ain't. ,
Freshman Customs—veitidual appendage of a dead
past, the Collegiate Era, having no place in the mod
ern educational mill.
--Alan C. Mclntyre '39
--Herbert h. Cahnn '39
The Fraternity Political Cliques—because; they con
tinually violate the letter and spirit of the election
code. As for instance, passing out numerous I. F.
Ball tickets to independent boys in return for votes.
It doesn't take ninny of them to exceed $lO. Nothing,
of course, will be done about it.
.99 & 41-100ths per cent of l'enn State Students,
Male and Female—because of your
smug complacency in the face of enochal interna
tional readjustments and your • adamant refusal to
recognize your own relation to a changing world.
Dean Warnock—by his own admission.
Dean Ray—who is just too, too, utterly utter
Sam Wyand—because of his tendency to stew in his
Harold Alrlerfer—who shows symptoms dangerous
ly akin to those of the "tired liberal."
The College Publicity Dept.—because it is now en
gaged in a struggle for life by endeavoring to sign
up the Dionne Quints for State in 1953.
Mac Hall Food—not that we ever ate it, but we get
it thrown up to us continually.
The National Association of College Professors—
bcc•:use Labor Unions should not ,try to pass them
selves off as things, which they ain't.
The Art Dept.—because its members combine more
quaiities of guts, awareness, joviality.and forthright
teaching ability than any other single dept. on the
The "Bell"—widely recognized for its excellence in
the literary world beyond the mountains, it is virtu
ally ignored bp a slap-happy (its a swell word) stu
Eddie Nichols—when asked' to chairman Thurs
day's Anti-War Strike, he said: "But I have already
spoken twice before." His classic answer to the ex
planation "but wars are still going on," was: "I guess
that makes me look bad."
Alfred G. Pundt—in whom the true German herit
age cannot be extinguished by the mouthings of a
hopelessly insane fanatic.
Hal Reede. Van, Howard Rowland, Gal, et al—who
prove that Profs can be human beings and swell
Frank Osterhind—that I'arest of the rare, a politi
cian with a conscience, a' point of view; and a deter
mination to take his job seriously.
The Hofbrau—for combining the best qualities of
good service, with a friendly staff, good beer, and
Russ Clarke—another swell gent out of a morass of
The Artists' Course—for the National Symphony,
The Plnyers—Cor "Bury the Dead."
S. K. Stevens—who makes history live.
And The Most Anonymous Co-ed in College.
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DR. EDWARD TELLER
Teller To Spe4
Famous 'Professor Will Talk
On 'Nuclear Physics and
Dr. Edward Teller. professor of
theoretical physics at George Wash
ington University and leading inves
tigator in the field of atomic transmu
tation, will speak on "Nuclear Phys
ics and •Its Application." The address
will be given in the physics lecture
room tomorrow at 7:15 o'clock.
The experiments of ancient alchem
ists, who tried to transform baser
metals into gold, are far excelled by
the commonplace transmutation of
mercury. into gold and other experi
ments in this field performed by Doc
In non-technical language, Doctor
Teller will explain the recent deCel
opment in the field of sub-atomic
physics. His investigations indicate
the birth of a new outlook upon at
omic research. Doctor Teller's work
has been with the inner structure of
atoms, as contrasted with the former
work which - involved only the exterior
portion of atoms.
Doctor Teller, recognized as one of
the world's' leading theoretical physic
ists, was born in Budapest and has
done work in several European uni
versities, including Munich, Leipzig,
Gottingen, and . Copenhagen: He was
Rockefeller Fellow at the Institute of
Atomic Physics and lecturer. in phys
ics at the University of .London.
The women's fraternities have an
nounced their officers for the new
year. They are:
Alpha Chi Omega: Edna Bruno,
president; Mary Jane Sample, vice
president; Lucille Hayes, secretary;
and Marian Weaver. treasurer.
Alpha Epsilon Phi: Lucille Green
)berg, president; PaulaWohlfeld, vice
president; Cecile Metz, secretary; and
Joan Sperling, treasurer.
Alpha Omicron. Pie Maybelle Pen
• Icy, president; Louise Haines, vice
president;, Olwen Evans, secretary;
and Doris Sanders, treasurer.
' Chi Omega: Alice Allebach, presi
dertt;yolly Lowe, vice-president; Jes
kie :Spfuninkk, s9 c retary; and: Kat&
tYnlquaningharh, trleaatti,eC. ,I ;' I' i ~
y. Delta; i Gamma :!!" Gertrude ; Crcinat4
dent; Bertha Percival, secretary; and
Jean Lyman, treasurer... '
Gamma Phi Beta< Martha Barr,
president; Jean Keller, vice-presi
dent; Fern Warner, secretary; and
Janet Lynch, treasurer.
- Kappa Alpha Theta: Georgia Pow
ers, president; Betty Smith, vice
president; Jean Wolfe, secretary; and
Eleanor Saunders; treasurer.
Kappa Kappa Gamma: Mary Gra
vatt, president; Dee Graham, secre
tary; and Frances Keesler, treasurer.
Phi Mu: Carolyn McConnell, presi
dent; Peg Gilliland, vice-president;
Nancy West, secretary; and Mary
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Women's at Schiow's
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♦ FOOTLIGHT •
Benny J. Lloyd Larkins
Spike John 0. Chambers
Craig Temple ____ Charles W. Tilden
Brother Weisel __Rudie L. Ilellmud
Hat Men Raymond Sloan
Peggy, Pat Lou. • Peggy
Lytle, Pat Altwater, Louise Sringer
Phyllis Townsend Lucille Giles
Eghert Van Peer. J. Elliott Thompson
Ivan Jack MeCain
Rosebud Peggy Schaeffer
Professor Baldwin John Steer
Morgan Rockefeller (A Pershing
Rifle) Cliff ton King
Mr. Appleknocker Robert Ricks
Dean Stewart Hermione Hunt
Jane Kay Holden
Helen Barbara Hayes
Mnizie Simpson Ruth Fein
With a heavy-handed humor that
smacked more of burlesque than sa
tire,• "Pardon My Glove" delighted a
less than critical audience Saturday
night as it dealt out impartial.brick
bats to such widely separated institu
tions as the R.0.T.C., Music ft. :mm
pus, reds, and this newspaper. The
plot dealt with two escaped convicts,
Spike and Benny, who found the Penn
State campus a perfect spot to exer
cise their talents, but the story sel
dom got in the way of the satire—
which was just as well.
Mistaken for football men sent by
alumni, Spike and Benny, played by
John Chambers and Lloyd ° Larkins,
become the heroes of the College. (El
igibility rules must have been changed
as Chambers is a football star while
still a freshman.) The story whirls
through freshman week, class rooms,
fraternities, house party, parades,
Grange. dorm, and ends with Spike
renouncing his throne as Carnival
King "for the woman he loves," Mazie
Simpion of South Philly. Benny,
meanwhile, has made happy connec
tions with the Dean of Worsen, played
by Hermione Hunt, and the juveniles,
Craig and Phyllis Chuck Tilden and
Lucille Giles—are reunited so that the
show ends in the best Thespian tradi
tion with three couples in rapturous
Larkins, in . the tradition of Bill
Edwards irr the tradition of Eddie
Malaita!, had the best lines of the
show and if his style was less than
subtle it was none the less effective.
Giles did all that could be expected in
a colorless role. Tilden had little but
his voice. Hunt did one of the best
jobs in the ShoW. Chambers was sat-'
isfactory in another stodgy part.
Cast' as Egbert, freshman stooge,
Johnny Thompson. came very close - to
stealing the show. His pantomime in
the scenes where he was dressed as a
girl was close to perfect. Jack Mc-
Cain as Ivan (nee Swalmski) the Red
did a good job also.
The music, was the same sort that
Dixon has been writing for the past
several years. The Cole Porterish
"Take Me for a Sleigh Ride" was our
favorite and "Nothin' New" was bet
ter than most 'amateur songs. The
Rhumba danced by Bart Henderson
and Ruth Fein was the outstanding
specialty although the tap dancing
was much better than in any recent
Perhaps it was the Glee Cltib trip
early in the Week or maybe it was
the effect of I. P. Ball. At any rate
the singing didn't seem to be as good
as it is usually in a TheSpier' show:
Neither Galin, Unangst, nor the
Quartette did us well as they might.
I The dancing choruses, on the other
hand, were better trained and better
looking than usual. The routines
were well,planned and well executed.
Sets .and . Cc.Stume S'eeniell a little
garish at times. The brilliant light
ing that was used for most of the
numbers didn't help any.
The shim moved rapidly and was
free from any of the "dead" spots
often found in Thespian productions.
"Pardon My Glove" is the sort of
show that can't stand a great deal ell
analysis without going to pieces, but
which is a lot of fun to see.
Theta Phi Alpha: Dorothy Vallish,
president; Jean Gillis, vice-president;
Mary Campi, secretary; and Violet
Blue Band Gives
Last '37 Number
Keys,' Medals Presented To 47
Members; Sit-down Strike
The Blue Band gave the final con-
tert of the .season on Sunday in
Schwab Auditorium, <luring which
keys were presented .to forty-four
members of the organization and med
als were given to three.
The band, under - the direction of
Major Wilfred 0. Thompson, college
bandmaster, presented a program of
six numbers, including both popular
and semi-classical music.
Three . memhers of the band, Ken
neth L. Fritz '37, president of the or
ganization, Barry K. Bell '37, man
ager, and John F. Sammel '37, secre
tary, were awarded medals . during
the program by Major Thompson for
their outstanding service during their
three years with the Blue Band.
Those awarded keys were LlOyd:H.
Albright jr., John W. Andrews, •Paul
E. Benner, Robert W. Dallas, Paul V.
Dimocic, WilliaM S. Dye• 111, and 'John
L. Egolf. . •
Others were John . C. Everett;.l 3 aul
F. Fries, Kenneth L. Fritz,'john L.
Fuchs, Roger E. Grube, Ralph: E.
Haley, Edwin Harris, Fred R. House , .
man, Edwin E.' Kiser, Norman C.
Koontz ' Lloyd L. Larkins, Robert S.
Lewis, John T. Marsden, Kenneth K.
Miller, John C. Mohr, and Delmar. K.
Letter Box I
To the Editor:
Our institution is about to under
-4.0 the barrage and attacks of an
other political campaign. There
will be many things said which are
superfluous but sound well and will
produce the desired effect.
With accordance to this reason
ing I should like to clarify a state
ment made by one of the parties
in its platform. The Penn State
Club, an organization of non-fra
ternity men, has carried on from
year to year under its own capital
and at this point we are not ask
ing for financial aid from any other
Please understand this letter is
an explanation of .the independent
financial set-up of the Penn State
Club and its strict stand to remain
out of polities.
Russel G. Gobs,
President; Penn State Club'
"...,brave, swift, burning . . . a stunning and
—New York Ainerican
“ Buß y THE DEAD Y,
by IRWIN SHAW
MI PHD i3 . 1.111E,
Friday and Saturday, April 23. and 24
Schwab Auditorium 8:30 P.M.
'l 4 muclay, Mini 20, 1937
Richard F. NiCholas jr., Tom D.
Nunheimer, Richard W. O'Conor,
Charles B. Patt jr., Raymond F. Rei
ter, Clyde M. Rinker, John F. &miner,
Bernard Samuels, , Robert I. Shadle,
Richard C. Shoemaker, Luther S.
Singley, Yincent B. Stoll and Irving
•Startin C. Swope, Carl S. Tate,
Chi Mies W. Tilden, Newell S. Town
send, Edmund Tulin, Earle I. Wilde,
Herbert' F.' Williams and Joseph N.
Williams, completed the list.
mantic Rhine. Stroll along the
boulevards of Berlin. Browse in the
galleries of Munich or Dresden.
Dream tn the historic ,grandeur of
medieval picture towns. Take a cure
in Germany's fashionable spas.
Tiiis year is
FESTIVAL YEAR IN GERMANY
with a..magnificent program of
music, opera, theatre and pictu
resque folk festivals. Among them
are the Wagner Festivals at Bay
reuth; the Berlin 'Art Weeks; the
Great German• Art 'Exposition' and
the Wagner-Mcmart-Strauss. Festi
vals at Munich; the Expositton
'Nation at Work" at Duesseldorf;
the Heidelberg Dramatic Festivals.
For your personal comfort: modern
transportation and homelike ac
commodations at honest prices.
Railroad fares reduced 60%. Travel
Marks available far below regular
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