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Volute 33—No. 57
KENNON,i : PRI,.. HOWARTH 'NAMED - CLASS '. LEADERS
Students Favor Optional ROTC, Reject Blanket Fee
Vote 3 to 1
2 To 1 Majority Asks
Repeal Of 25-Cent
Proposal For Blanket
Activities 'Fee Beaten
• Optional R. 0. T. C, repeal of
the 25vcent semester debating
fee, and disapproval of tlie pro
posed 7a-cent blanket fee for all
college extra-curricular_ activi
ties marked the results of the
three-day student voting, which
ended Wednesday afternoon.
By an overwhelming vote of
more. than 3 to 1, the students
went on record in favor of an option
al R. 0. T. C. program here. A total
of 2,228 voters registered their opin
ion on the question. Only 518 asked
for retention of compulsory military
training, while 1,712 cast their bal
lots for the optional course.
Two. ether issues, inserted on the
ballot by a last-minute decision of the
elections committee, were, both voted
Debating Vee Defeated
Almost as convincing as the R. 0.
T. C. result was the student expres
sion on the retention of the debating
fee, which was defeated by approxi
mately 2 to 1. A total of 1,242 stu
dents fai;ored the repeal of the fee,
with only 683' asking for its continu
Meanwhile, the blanket fee, included
in practically every party platform,
was;defeated by a margin of 205
votes. Recorded in favor of the
amendment were 838 ballots, with 1,-
The result of the R. 0. T., C. poll
will be presented as the official opin
ion of the student body to the" Board
of Trustees next June for final action
on the question.. A similar vote has
been taken among the alumni, and a
faculty poll is scheduled to start soon.
Health Head Claims New Wing
To Infirmary Unnecessary
At Present Time .
"It really does nota l matter so much
whether we get the new wing on the
infirmary or not, but of more import
ance, we need additional perionnel for
a more thorough administration of
our College Health Se vice."
• This was the reaction of Dr. Joseph
Ritenour, College physician, when he
received the news that the proposed
addition to the Hospital bud been
placed last on the list of new build
ings approved by the Board of Trus
tees last week.
Ritenour pointed out that statistics,
show that it is necessary to have only
ono bed more than the year's daily
average hospital patient census.
3lore Beds Than Needed
Figures compiled by the Health
Service show that the present daily
census at the (hospital is 6.7. This
will probably be reduced by the end
of the semester to about six since
hospital "business" usually drops
about this time.
"There are 29 beds available in our
hospital, and 'Statistics show that we
really need no more than seven , or
eight,- the additional 21 or 22 taking
care of times of, emerge:fey," Ile said.
Ritenour will leave next week for
Bryn Mawr College, where the Penn
sylvania-New Jersey division ,of the
American Student Healtili Service is
meeting. This branch was organized
here in 1992 by Ritenour.
Physical Education Dean
`Excellent Chance To Give Best
Ideas Fullest Application,'
He Says In Statement
By DR. CARL I'. scnorr
Special to the Collegian
MORGANTOWN, West. Va., April
30 , -=.lls"thia, - my firaf - pUblighed - stat&_
ment following my appointment as the
Dean of the School of Physical Edu
cation and Athletics at Penn State,-I
wish to say that I regard my new
position 'as an excellent opportunity
to give the fullest .application to the
:best ideas governing physical eduCa
tion, athletics, and recreation. .
Tam deeply impressed by the co-op
erative spirit displayed on the cam
pus, as well as the very evident loy
alty of the alumni. Both are deeply
gratifying to me..
Any changes in' the policy of the
School of Physical Education and
Athletics 'will be determined only af
ter extensive observation and confer
ences with associates.
expect to visit the College this
week-end, and am looking forward to
more contacts with the students, fac
ulty, and administrative officers.
The above statement is Dr.'Schott's
'answer to a Collegian query concern
jog his views and contemplated chang
es of policy in administering the
Sdhool of Physical Education and Ath
letics here. He is at the present time
directof of the division of physical
education at the West Virginia Uni
Dr. Schott was named by the Board
of Trustees last Saturday upon the
recommendation of President Ralph D.
Hetzel to replace Hugo Bezdek, who
left active - duty last fall. Schott was
chosen from a field of fifty candidates
for the post and was predicted to be
the choice by the Collegian ten days
before his appointment.,
- His appointment is effective July 1,
Catalogues, Reports Found
In Cornerstone of Old Main
What's in the A:omen:tone of Old
Main? . '
According to, , past beliefs of ThiS
Collegian reporter, the laying of a
cornerstone has always been the occa
sion for a speech by some important
personage, and the cornerstone has
contained a small cavity in which
some thoughtful person has, put a
gold-coin or twomnd perhaps a toad,
just to see if thalamr creature would
Now this Collegian reporter,• curl
°us. and more ambitious than usual;
journeyed, to the "resident's office re
cently to find the truth about corner
stones. However, to his dismay, four
typewritten pages were found to list
the contents of the Old Main corner
stone. And the small cavity appeared
to be a small cavern.
The cornerstone, which was laid on
January-9,'1930, contains twenty ar
ticles under the topic, "The College
Today is Shown in Catalogues, Bul
letins, Reports" innlndine n ropy of
Cla s s Day Exercises
To Take Place On
Sunday, June 6
Changes in the arrangements of
the .77th annual Commencement pro 7
grain to take place from June 4 to
IJune 7, have been announced by Prof.
Richard W. Grant, chairman of the
committee en public occasions.
Under the new arrangement, the
Class Day exercises will beheld Sun
day night, June 6, in conjunction with
the annual ,Blue Band concert on the
front campus. The spoon man, the
barrel man, cane man, class donor,'
'and pipe orator, the traditional honor
men of the graduating class, will take
part in these exercises.
The Commencement exercises will
be set forward to Monday morning
according,to the new plans. This will
mean that the program will. be com
pleted by noon, leaving the remainder
of, the day for visitors and students
to trayel to their homes.
In previous years, the Class Day
exercises were held on Monday morn
ing. After investigation it was de
cided that more would attend the pro
gram if - held Sunday night, and that
moving the . Commencement exercises
upliorirtMoriday'afternoon -would be
mere convenient for all concerned.
The week-end program will get un
der way Friday, June 4, with the
Thespians presenting "Pardon My
Glove" in Schwab auditorium, and
fraternities holding housepnrty danc
es. Trustee elections will take place
in the afternoon.
Saturday is the annual Alumni
Day. Alumni meetings will be held
Throughout the day, with reunion din
ners preceding the Players' show
"Boy Meets Girl," to be held in
Schwab auditorium. Houseparty danc
es will be held Saturday night also.
Baccalaureate Day exercises will
open with the Senate breakfast and
the Alumnae breakfast. Dr. Edwin
Poteate Jr. of Raleigh, N. C., will
be the speaker at the Baccalaureate
service to be held in Recreation hall.
Class Day exercises and the Blue
Band concert will close the day's pro
'37 Invitations, Caps,
Gowns To Go On Sale
Sale of caps and gowns, as well
as invitations and announcements,
will begin at the Student Union
desk Monday morning. Seniors will
be required to.pest a $5 deposit in
order to get a cap and gown, $3 of
which will be refunded upon' the
return of the garments.
George. M. Hacker '37 is chair
man of the cap and gown commit
tee, while Howard A. Downey '77
is head of the committee cn invita
tions and announcements.
the address of President Iletzet_ on
I the occasion of the laying of the yor
' nerstane, a bound volume of '"ln
Memerian: Edwin Erie Sparks" (who
incidentally, was president of• the col
lege from 1908 to. 1020), newspaper
articles, and catalogues,
Under a second topic, "Early Cata
logues and Reports," there are cata
logues and reports on the early 'col
lege established here, The Agricul
tural College of Pennsylvania.
Another page lists the "Publica
tions" buried there. Six publications
of the College and five of the student
body are included, ameog which are
two numbers of, the• Collegian and
cne of Froth.
"PhotograPhs" number twenty, and
include important state, College, and
student personages. There are pic
tures of the presidents of the College
since its founding, of which there are
ten over a period of seventy-seven
STATE COLLEGE, PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1937
New Senior, Junior, Sophomore Class Presidents
JOHN D. K
Pa. H.S. Editors
Convention Expected To Draw
More Than 350; To Pick
The annual State high School
I Press convention will be held here
tomorrow, opening- with an informal
editors and newspaper ,advisors in
the student lounge of Old Main at 10
o'clock in the morning.
The convention last year drew over
350 'high school editors and their
newspaper advisors, and is expected
to draw even more this'Year. So far,
all of the large high schools in the
state have indicated their intention
of sending delegates.'
Outstanding among presentations
will be the .Sigma Delta Chi 'certifi
cates' of merit to outstanding high
school publications of the year. The
winners in the State High School Re
porter's contest will also be awarded
prizes amounting to $5O. Alpha Delta
Sigma, advertising fraternity, will
present a loving cup to the high
school paper in`which the best "ad"
of the year is adjudged to have ap
peared. Announcements of the names
of the winners of the five $l5O schol
arships offered by interested publish
ers will also be made.
After the informal reception in Old
Main, there will be a general meeting
at 11 o'clock, followed by special for
ums at 11:10 o'clock for the advisors,
high school editors, and business man
agers. There will be a luncheon in
the Old Main Sandwich Shop at 1 o'-
clock, and a tea for the faculty wom
en from 3:30 to 1 o'clock.
Traffic School Opens;
50 'Students' Enroll
Fifty "students" have enrolled in
the Traffic' Officers' Training School
being conducted here for two weeks,
beginning last Monday, under the
sponsOrshin of the College extension
services and the Institute of Local
Police chiefs, patrolmen, and other
traffic officers have conic from Penn
sylvania and surrounding states to
attend the course, which is the first
state-wide attempt to reduce the au
tomobile accident toll through an in
telligent attack by the police upon its
Upon the successful completion or
the course on 3lay 7 the traffic of
ficer "studimts" will be awarded dip
lomas. Col. Lawrence B. Tipton, head
of the Northwestern University Traf
fic Safety Institute, is director of the
President's Son 11l
Ralph D. lietzel, Jr. is under'obser
vation in the Johns Hopkins hospital
in Baltimore, it was learned Wednes
day. President Hetzel left immedi
ately Wednesday morning for Balti
more. Ile said that he had received
word that his:Son was suffering from
a liver and stomach condition.
JOSEPH .1. PEEL '39
Scholarship, Mother's Day
Programs Again Combined
The 16th annual Scholarship Day
exercises will again be held in con
junction with the Mother's Day chap
el service in ReCreation hall Sunday
morning, May 9, it was announced to
day,by Prof. Richard \V. Grant, chair
man of the committee on public occa
President Ralph D. Hetzel will pre
aide over the program. ,He will make
the :Wards . "in" connection With
scholarship exercises. Prof. John H.
Frizzell. College chaplain will conduct
the chapel service.
The combined • exercises in Recrea
tion ball were started last year in an
effort to acconiodate the large num
ber of mothers who wish to attend.
The success of the arrangement
prompted the committee to make it an
Scholarship Day was officially
started here in October, 1922, when it
was held on a Saturday night. The
procedure was changed the following
April to Saturday morning, and con
tinued in this manner up to last year.
Students will find much in the way
of entertainment for their visiting
mothers over the week-end. Saturday
afternoon the co-eds will present their
annual May Day festival on the front
campus. May A, Dunaway '37 will
have the feature role of May Queen.
The Glee Club and Thespians will
bring back their January success, Gil
bert and Sullivan's "H. M. S. Pina
fore," to Schwab auditorium Satur
Champlin To Study
Abroad This Summer
Dr. Carrell D. Champlin will sail
June 10 on the Europa with the Sher
wood Eddy Seminar. The Seminar
consists of a group of 50 men from
ecclesiastical centers and universities.
Champlin plans to study the educa
tional programs of foreign schools
and discuss the subject with foreign
educators. his trip will include Ger
many, Poland, Russia, 'Finland, Nor
way, Sweden, Denmark, England, and
France. Champlin is particularly in
terested in the educational program
Glee-Thespian Group To Give
`H.M.S. Pinafore' on May Day
The Glee-Thespian troupe's contri
bution to the celebration of May Day
will be another performance of the
Gilbert and Sullivan's satire on naval
conditions, "H. 111. S. Pinafore."
At its first showing on January 15,
the operetta was well-attended and
well-received. The men's 'ensemble
lived up to "Sock" Kennedy's predic
tion that their work would be compar
able with that of the D'Oylc Carte
Opera Company of England, the orig
inal group that featured Gilbert and
Prof. Richard W, Grant and Ken
nedy, directors of the show, will use
the same east as in the first produc
tion. James P. Unang,st 'BB will play
the part of the three-cornered sea
man, Dick Deadeye, who doesn't like
anybody-or anything. The supporting
comedy roles will be played by C. Ed-
Students Smile Again—
It's Payday for N. Y. A
There are smiles on the campus
tclay despite election disappoint
No, the fencing team didn't win
a meet. The football team didn't
wallop Penn or Pitt. The baseball
team I'M, out five 'hits. NOr
was the admission price, to Junior
Prom slashed to 50 cents.
Then, why all the smiles? Well,
today is April 30, and—
Students are,urged to get their
N. Y. A. cheeks immediately at the
Wilmer E. Kenworthy has been ap
pointed executive secretary, President
IRalph D. Hetzel announced today.
Adrian 0. Morse, who held that of
fice, together with the position of as
sistant to the president, will continue
as the president's assistant in charge
of resident study.
Kenworthy, n graduate of Earl
, barn College, class of '29, will assume
his duties tomorrow. He was assist
ant to the executive director of the
Oberlaender trust an d the Carl
Schurz Memorial foundation in Phil
adelphia. Ile has been associated with
these international and educational
philanthropies since 192 , 1.
Ile was also employed with the Tex
as Oil company, the American Friends
Service committee, and with Conrad-
Pyle company, rose growers of West
War Dept. To Inspect
The' annual inspection of the IL 0.
T. C. units at the College by the 'War
Department will be made on Mon
day and Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel
,H. IL Stiekney will inspect the En
!Once'. unit, and Major Joseph Church
I the Infantry unit.
ward Leitch '39, the First. Lord of the
Admiralty Who never had been on a
I boat, and Joseph E. Cock '3B, the
M. Donald Dixon '37 will again por
tray the Captain. One of the roman
tic leads will be played by Bess Ede].
blute '3B. the Captain's daughter, and
Frederick H. Serif '3B, an ordinary
seaman named Rafe Rackstrnw. But
tercup, the woman who sells novel
ties to the crew, will be played by
Margaret R. Gil Ten '37.
J. Lloyd Larkins '37 is in charge of
the costumes. which will be furnished
by the Van Horn company of Philadel
phia. John E. Thompson '37 is stage
manager, while George A. Downs '37
and Jack M. Raimer '37 are in charge
of the stage and set.
Tickets will be on sale at the Stu
dent Union i'office beginning Monday,
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Ist Since 'l2
Campus TakeS 0 the r
• 2 Classes in 3-Day
Old Main Poll
Shaffer, Welsh, Beale
For' the first time in a quarter
of a century, an Independent
student won a major class office,
as the 1939 ticket of Joseph A.
Peel and Charles S. Walsh
squeezed through to a close vic
tory in the class elections, end
The last non-fraternity stti
dent to be elected president of
his class was the father of one of
this year's candidates, Louis W. Sid
! lenberger, who came in last. David
C. McLaughlin '3l, who was elected
senior class president seven years ago
as a member of an "Independent"
clique, was a fraternity man.
Peel and Walsh amassed 348 votes,
just 25 more than George W. Yeckley
and C. Allan Tapman, Campus can
didates for the presidency of the in
coming junior class. • Shollenberger
and his running mate, Sever Toretti.
Locust Lane, totaled 210.
John D. Kennon,. the Campus
clique's dark horse candidate, romped
off with the presidency of the 1938
class, compiling a vote total of 323.
Ress P. Shaffer was his running mate.
Thomas 11. Mocre and Bernard Bur
kett, Locust Lane, came in second
with 252. Richard E. Heyl and Vic
tor P. Buell, Independent, finished
last with 212.
10 Campus Clique Wins
The Campus clique candidates also
swept the 1010 presidential race, as
William J. Howarth and Morris It.
Schaffner came in first with :144 votes.
Paul L. Beale and Martin \'aleri, In
dependent, were runners-up with 269.
Fletcher L. Byrom and Daniel Hess
Jr. finished last with 169.
Buried under one of the greatest
landslides in campus history, the Lo
cust Lane clique failed to reap a
single major office and won only two
student council races in the 1928' doss.
The official count for all other of
fices fellows (legend: C, Campus; 1,
Independent; L, Locust Lane):
CLASS OF 19,38
Secretary: Ralph R. Ise (C) 312,
*Paul J. 'Tarnish (I) 239, li.;:bert
Blum (L) 2:19. Treasurer: Emmett
I E. Rhoades (C) :121, Tack Blades (I)
240: Victor L. Grieve (L) 192. Stu
dent Council, Agriculture: Ray 0.
Brooks (C) 124, Francis M. Alexan
der (I) 85, Frederick C. Edgerton
(L) 78. Chemistry and Physics: Da
vid S. Weddell (L) 49, Robert C.
Brawn (C) :16, Alfred A. Albert (I)
25. Education: Joseph P. Proksa
(C) :15. Francis 11. Szymezak (I) 25,
Joseph P. Adessa (14 21. Engineer
ing: James 11: Apple (14 55, William
M. MeGrocken (I) 29, Robert .1. Wal
lace (C) 32. Liberal Arts: Adolph
11. Marcus (C) 72, John W. Igoe (I)
:12, James L. Bond (14 27. Mineral
Industries: Robert L. 11eCornick (C)
211, TIIOIIIaS L. (; :lbert. (1.) 19, Win
ston A. Shoenberger (I) G. Candi
dates-at-large (three elected): Dan
A. DeMarino (C) 267, Joseph G. Km ,
(C)_ 251, John 1., Reichenbach
(C) 2 , 14, George W. Jardnn (I.) 191,
John IL Hetrick (I) 11 10 , Morgan
Wright (L ; ) 188, Theron C. Ileyt (I)
187, J;Edward (141 (1) 170, Charles
11. Teller (L) 172.
CLASS OF 1939
Secretary: Joseph C. Disquc (C)
317, Harvey 11. !man Jr. (I) 399,
J. Nelson Darby (L) 211. Treasurer:
John C. Rex, (C) 337, Robert C. Ha
mer (I) 291, John .1. Roberts (L) 22G.
Student Council. Agriculture: Charles
E. Schanck (C) 171, Frederic E.
Criest (I) 148. Charles I). 'Zimmer
man (L) 97. Chemistry and Phys
ics: Robert IV. Schitssler (I) 49,
Harry P. Hoffman (L) 36, William
D. Scheifley Jr. (C) 34. Education:
Victor E. Gentilz»an (I) 26, Dean H.
(Conthuwd on page two)