The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 05, 1940, Image 1

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VOL. 37—No. 1 Z 658 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1940
Record Freshman Class
Will Boost Enrollment
Frosh Number 1,575;
Total Nears 7,500
The largest freshman class ever
enrolled at the College, 1575
strong, will move onto. the Penn
State campus next week and help
give the College a record under
graduate enrollment of 7,500.
Figures released hy Registrar
William S. Hoffman show the to
tal undergraduate enrollment is
likely-to be 300 ahead of last year
with half of this increase made up
in the freshman class. The rest
will be made up by' admission
with advanced standing.
The freshman class of 1,575 re
ported by Mr. Hoffman does not
include more than 300 students
who are expected to enroll at the
four undergraduate centers operat
ed by the College.
Unde r a new arrangement, Mont
Alto this year will have engineer
ing as well as forestry students.
Previously it had been restricted
Estimated Enrollment*
' - • • 1939-40 1940-41
Total under
graduate .
Total campus, *'
undergraduate 6,500 6,700
Total freshman.. 1,425 1,575
Total freshmen
on campus ... 1,320 1,470
Mont Alto
(freshmen) ... 105 105
Freshman women 320 345
♦Prepared by Registrar William
S. Hoffman. Does not include
undergraduate centers in fresh
man figures.
to the latter who spent one year
there and then transferred to
State College. This year its en
rollment will consist of 84 forestry
freshmen and 21 engineering
Four undergraduate centers
with unrestricted enrollment will
be operated at Pottsville, Hazle
(Continued on page 13)
25 Freshman Boys Are Awarded
4-Year Sears-Roebnck Scholarships
The names of 25 boys who were
awarded the Sears-Roebuck schol
arships of $lOO for four-year
courses in agriculture at the Col
lege this fall were announced to
day. Five others are to be select
ed later, making a total of 30.
The scholarships, amounting to
$5O each semester, were offered
only to farm boys who could not
otherwise go to college, who
ranked in the upper fifth of their
graduating class in high school,
•and who intend to return to the
farm at the completion of their
courses. The scholarship student
who is most outstanding in his
freshman year may receive an ad
ditional sophomore scholarship of
The winners were chosen on the
basis of, their records and the
recommendations of four people,
including bankers and county
agents. The names of the boys
are: Donald C. Carlton, Canaden
sis; Jack Dolly, Fairfield; Ralph
.Edgar Dotterer, R. D., Mill Hall;
■feonut Delay! Subscribe Islow A^il. la The New Daily Collesian
Dr. Ralph Dorn Hetzel, presi
dent of the College, is in his 15th
year here. Under his administra
tion the College has almost dou
bled its enrollment and its physi
cal plant. For information which
he has released on the draft see
column one. . '"
You Can Have a Car
7,200 7,500
—for 25 Cents
Students will be allowed to own
and operate automobiles on the
campus again this year, according
to Captain William V. Dennis of
the Campus Patrol.
A permit, as usual, will be re
quired." Applications for permits
may be made at the patrol office in
Room 320, Old Main.
All students —.undergraduates,
special, and graduate-must have
their applications signed by their
parents or guardians unless the
applicant is 21 years of age or
The acceptance of the permit
will entitle the student to a license
plate and a card for which there
is a charge of 25 cents.
Irvin Ralph Fisher, Woodrow;
Clarence William Friedline, Que
Creek; Anthony George Gismondi,
S. Shope street, Mount Pleasant;
Michael Graznak, Greensboro;
William R. Junick, R. D. 2, Mount
Pleasant; Russell LaVeme Jones,
Warren Center; James Kenneth
Kinney, R. D. 2, Holbrook; Samuel
Dewey Lewis, R. D. 1, Craneville;
Ray William Reitz, R. D. 2, Fried
ens; James A. Romberger, Pitman;
Marvin L. Sanders, R. D. 2, Mif
flin town j William Charles Shoe
maker, Canton; Raymond J.
Stockdale, R. D. 1, Holbrook; John
Emil Withrow, R. D. 2, Canons
burg; Elwood Henry, Borger, R.
D. 2, Northampton; Robert Lee
Cowan, R. D. 2, Beaver Falls;
Walter Freeman Gard, R. D. 5,
Towanda; Samuel Edgar Landis,
Sugarloaf; Earl Joseph Long, Box
83, R. D. 1, Patton; Hhrold C. Nei
bert, R. D. 3, Waynesboro; Clif
ford McClane Painter, Indepen
dence; Harry Louis Wytock, Glen
Penn State's Pi
Directory to Special Introductory Issue
FIRST SECTION legian answers that (Page 7.)
A new curricula is in store for freshman
The Daily Collegian introduces itself, an- 2ng ineers (Page 15) .. . Student government goes
nounces a special combination rate, and tells of unc j er the microscope (Page 16.)
its plans to choose a queen (Pages 1 and 10) . . . SECOND SECTION
Registrar Hoffman predicts new enrollment The Qld Main mural w ;n ge t special lighting
peaks (Pages 1 and 13) . . About the draft, fig- ( p age d . . . Confessed murderer faces trial
ures and fancy (Page 1 and 3.) Be sure to lead (p age i) .. . Fraternity pledging index swings
the new daily column, Current Comment U p warc j (Page 2) .. . Customs ready for shiver
(Page 3.) jjjg tt-Qsh (Page 3.)
Women’s activities are explained for freshmen Sports. Football prospects bright (Page 4) . . .
coeds in a four-page section (Pages 4 to 7.) . . . Lion boxer beats two champions, goes uncrown-
Dean Ray reports on bright prospects of campus ed (Page 6) . . . Complete fall sports schedule
romance (Page 6) .. . What to wear? The Col- (Page 8). 1
Buildings Open,
Lack Equipment
Classes in the Water Tower and
classes in the sheep barn —these
became a thing of the past with
the recent announcement that the
11 new buildings erected under a
$5,000,000 General State Author
ity program will be ready for oc
cupancy at the start of the first
semester on September 18.
Equipping of the structures how
ever, is only 45 per complete
according to Samuel K. Hostetter,
assistant to the president in
charge of business and finance.
Plans call for $612,000 worth of
equipment to be installed alto
This, however, will not prevent
use of the buildings, as nearly all
the fixed equipment is in place.
Materials yet to come are mostly
movable ones—desks, chairs, ta
bles, microscopes, typewriters, and
similar fixtures. Hardest hit by
the lag in equipping will be the
Chemistry and Physics Building
and Frear Laboratory.
Large Lab Sections
This will necessitate enlarging
sections in some laboratory classes
Ray V. Watkins, scheduling offi
cer, said yesterday; However, he
added, conditions will “definitely
not be crowded .”
Books, magazines and all other
contents of the. Library have been
moved to the new building. The
old tables, and chairs are being
used but will be replaced under
the present program.
The use to which the old library
building will be put has not yet
been decided but extensive re
modeling will be started .within
the next two months. One possi
bility is that journalism and mu
sic offices, now in Old Main, may
be moved to the remodeled struc
(Conlinued on page 13)
Fraternities Set
To Start Rushing
See rushing data on page
two, second section.
An intensive eight-day rushing
season which may see as many as
400 freshmen pledged by the 47
fraternities represented at the
College will officially get .under
way at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
In the keynote of the rushing
season, H. Edward Wagner ’4l,
Interfratemity Council president,
yesterday urged all freshmen to
know before they arrive on cam
pus whether they want to join fra
ternities and not to sign rooming
contracts if they are going to join
Wagner urged that the abbre
viated season will make it neces
sary .for the freshman to know at
once whether he is going to join
a fraternity and urged students to
discuss this with their parents be
fore coming to State College.
• Freshmen who are likely to join
fraternities should not sign long
term rooming contracts, Wagner
said, but should get rooms which
the landladies want to rent only
for rushing season.
The number of fraternities is
one short of last year, Beta Kap
pa having disbanded during the
summer. The Beta Kappa house
at 413 E. Beaver avenue will be
occupied instead by Beaver House,
a local fraternity group, formerly
on South Frazier street.
Draft May Take As Few
As 14 State Students
'Education a Patriotic
Dufy/ Roosevelt Says
. The following statement to
American students was issued
last month by President Roose
“Reportshave reached me that
some young people who have
planned to enter college this
fall, as well as a number of
those who attended college last
year, are intending to interrupt
their education at this time be
cause they feel it is more patri
otic to work in a shipyard or to
enlist in the Army or Navy, than
it is to attend college. Such a
decision would be unfortunate.
“We must have well-educated
and intelligent citizens who have
sound judgment in dealing with
•the difficult problems of today.
“We must also have scientists,
engineers, economists and other
people with specialized knowl
edge to plan and to build for
national defense as for social
and economic progress.
‘•‘Young people should be ad
vised that it is their' patriotic
duty to continue the normal
course of their education unless
and until they are called so that
they will be well prepared for
greatest usefulness to their coun
try. .
“They will be promptly noti
fied if they are needed for an
other patriotic service.
Franklin. D. Roosevelt.”
O'Brien Is Arbitrator
Joseph F. O’Brien, associate
professor of public speaking, has
been elected to the panel of ar
itrators of the American Arbitra
tion Association. The arbitrators
assist in adjusting industrial dis
Local $2.50 ONE YEAR Mailed $3.25
Please enter my subscription for The Daily Collegian.
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Special Combination Offer $5.50. (See story above)
Hope Is Offered By
Council On Education
See "Current Comment" on
Page 3
Fears that a national military
draft will deplete the enrollments
of American colleges and univer
sities and disrupt the education of
thousands of students have been
minimized in a report by the Am
erican Council on Education in
Washington, D. C. _ 1
In a report on higher education
and national defense, the council
gives figures which, when applied
to Penn State, show that as few as
14 Penn State students are likely
to be affected by the first call.
If, as has been suggested, a first
draft on October 1 should call
100,000 men, only one man out of
every 120 within the draft age
limit of 21 to 31 would have to
report for duty, the report shows.
Enrolled at Penn State last year
were 1,747 men (out of 4,770) who
fell within the draft age limits. On
the basis of these figures and the
1-120 ratio, only 14 Penn State
men would be affected by the first
Other proposals may further
limit the number of Penn State
students affected. The report of
the American Council on Educa
tion says it is probable that ad
vanced ROTC students will not
be registered and will be consid
ered on a par with the army re
If seniors are exempted, as has
been suggested, last year’s figures
indicate that the list of Penn State
eligibles would be halved.
Figures released by Dr. Ralph D.
Hetzel, president of the College,
(Continued on page 3)
Daily Collegian
Will Choose Queen
Collegian’s annual drive for sub
scribers takes on a new note and
hew intensity this year as it begins
daily publication for the first time.
Highlighting the drive which is
scheduled to begin next Thursday
will be a competition to select
three campus queens and from
them a Collegian Queen who will
reign at the Collegian dance on
Friday, October 11, the first time
freshmen will be allowed to date.
Free dance tickets and a chance
to select the queen will go with
each subscription. Rates, as an
nounced last spring, will be the
same for The Daily Collegian as
for the semi-weekly Penn State
Collegian'which it succeeds.
Delivered before breakfast in
State College, the Collegian costs
(Continued on page 10)