The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 16, 1940, Image 1
Successor to the Freelance, Established 1887 VOL. 37—No. 3 College Uncertain M Registration For Military Draft What arrangements the College will make to handle registration of students affected by the draft , passed by Congress on Saturday remained uncertain last night. Adrian O. Morse, assistant to the president in charge of resident instruction, indicated the College may be waiting for a system of absentee registration to be estab lished by either the state or fed eral government. Otherwise pro vision will be made to permit the approximately 1,800 students af fected to go home to register, he said. Indications- from Washington are that President Roosevelt will order a five-day registration period within the next two weeks. As the draft law was finally passed, college students between 21 and 36-will be required to reg ister but—on request—can be de ferred ’from the draft until the end of the academic year. The draft bill also provides ex emption from registration for “cadets of the advanced course, senior division, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.” (This was inter preted yesterday by Col. Ambrose R. Emery, in charge of the mili tary department, to mean both junior and senior ROTC students) There are 90 seniors already in the corps here and 110 juniors will be inducted as soon as physical ex aminations are complete.) MillinderGuilty Of Gales' Murder Richard Millinder was found guilty of the first degree murder of Faye Gates and was sentenced to life imprisonment at the climax of his dramatic trial in the Belle fonte courthouse Friday. Millipder’s confessions, collab oration of evidence by the testi mony of witnesses, and scientific evidence were District Attorney Musser W. Gettig’s main points in his summation yto.i the jury asking them to find Millinder guilty of first degree murder. . Pointing out that the state’s evi dence was largely circumstantial, defense attorney Lewis O. Harvey asked the jury to acquit the defend ant in an address which lasted one hour and 50 minutes. Millinder’s confessions were cor roborated by the testimony of sev eral state witnesses. Dr. Pauline Beery Mack, director of Home Ec onomics Research at the College and a noted textile expert, testified that fibers from Millinder’s sweat er were found under the victim’s fingernails and that strands of Faye Gates’ dress were identified on his sweater. Millinder appeared calm throughout the trial, and took the jury’s verdict “like a man.” Local newspapermen labeled him “im passive.” '44tusfoms Exemptions To Be Granted Tomorrow Exemptions lrom freshmen cus toms will be granted in 305 Old .Main at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, chair man of Tribunal, W. Lewis Corbin ’4l, announced today. The only freshmen to be exempted are those over 21 years of age before next Wednesday and those who have taken customs previously. • A representative from each hat society, will sit in on Tribunal meetings but. will have no vote. The voting members of the Tri bunal, are W. Lewis Corbin ’4l, JThomas M. Carr ’4l, Jacob Hay ’4l, Oscar Kranich, Jr. ’4l, George L: Parish ’4l, Raymond K. Leffler ’42,'and Robert Rbbinson : ’4l.' 1 * iatlg @ ©nil iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Upperclassmen Register Today And Tomorrow Upperclassmen must. register between 8:30 a. m. and 12 n. and 1:30 p. m. and 5 p. m; today or tomorrow; regardless of their place in the alphabet, or pay $5 late registration fee. The alphabetical breakdown is used only at second semester registration. Registration will be completed with the payment of fees at the Armory. Freshmen will pay their fees on Friday;" September 20, from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. and upperclassmen will pay theirs on Thursday and Friday, Sep tember 26 and 27. iiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiii Hefzel Cautions Incoming Class “In spite of these distressing times, try to proceed as normally as possible,” President Ralph D. Hetzel told the class of 1944 at the freshman' convocation in Schwab Auditorium at 8 a.m. Thursday. He cited President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s letter to American col lege students (Daily Collegian, September 5) as an incentive for those within the age limits sat for. the draft to.s.tay in college. Turning to local campus prob lems, Dr, Hetzel said that democ racy should begin as early as pos sible and told the freshmen that they have an uhusual opportunity to practice democracy in a power ful student - self-governments r ■ - He warned that the College ex pects ' students to conduct them selves as ladies and gentlemen.' Penn State is not a “country club” but an educational institution, Dr. Hetzel said. He ended his talk with a dis cussion of college spirit. College spirit, he said, is “unqualified de votion to the .highest objectives and ideals of the College.” Other highlights of Freshman Week have been the mass meetings Thursday and Friday, and the Freshman Dance on Saturday night. The meeting Thursday was devoted to campus activities with the class presidents, student edi tors, and other student leaders ad dressing the freshmen. At the Friday night meeting State College pastors spoke, wel coming the new students and ex tending invitations to visit the town churches. Robertson Robinson '4l Appointed To Tribunal The appointment of Robert Rob inson ’4l to succeed Edgar V. Hall ’4l, who has left the College, as a member of Student Tribunal was announced yesterday by Arnold C. Laich ’4l, All-College president. Robinson’s appointment -is tem porary pending confirmation by Cabinet, Laich said. However, he added, Robinson will sit with Tri bunal at its first meeting tomor row. Laich said that appointment of a Tribunal, secretary must be made by W. Lewis Corbin ’4l, head of Tribunal. Laich also announced that the joint Cabinet-Alumni Council meeting scheduled at Harry’s Valley Camp next Friday has been postponed. Inability of many members of both groups to attend the meeting was given by Laich as the reason for the postponement. “However, the meeting will de- finitely be held sometime this Girls may compete in the try fall,” Laich said. “There is a pos- outs for positions on the College sibility that it may be scheduled Choir and College Symphony. Men during the,weekend. of O,ctober ( 12, may. compete for-all musical or- Alumni' Homecoming.” ! ‘ ganizations. MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1940 256 Men .Pledge Fraternities In 4 Days; Alpha Zeta, Group Averages Show General Increase For Complete Scholarship Stand ings, See Page Four Alpha Zeta, second in the fra ternity scholarship standings for the first*semester last year, moved into first place the second semes ter, according to averages released yesterday by Registrar William S. Hoffman. ■ Among the sororities, Delta Gamma took first place. Fair mount Hall was the highest hous ing group. Averages generally improved over the first semester with the All-College average jumping from 1.33 to 1.43 and other groups showing similar increases. As in the past sororities ranked much higher than fraternities, the lowest being on a par with the up per third of fraternity houses. Changes in All-College ratings from the first to the second semes ter are shown in the following table: 1939-40 Ist 2nd semester All-College 1.33 1.43 All-College men ..:... 1.26 1.37 Fraternity men 1.20 1.30 Non-fraternity men .. .1.22 1.42 All-College women ...1.56 1.62 Fraternity women .... 1.70 1.71 Non-fraternity women. 1.52 1.56 All fraternity 1.29 1.39 All non-fraternity ....1.34 1.45 Music Tryouts Schedule Given Tryout schedules for the Col lege Choir, Penn State Glee Club, Blue Band marching and concert units, College Symphony orches tra, and the Infantry and Engineer R.O.T.C. bands were released by the department of music today. Regardless of class, all students musically inclined'are eligible for places in the College music organ izations. . Only one trial will be given in either the vocal or instrumental division. Thus a student trying out for vocal organizations will be auditioned for both the College Choir and Penn State Glee Club simultaneously. Students, will state which organization they are interested in before their trial. All vocal tryouts will be held in Schwab Auditorium, instrumental in 401 Old Main. Vocal auditions will be held as follows: College Choir, girls’ voices only, 7 p. m. Thursday, September 19. College Choir and Glee Club, first and second tenors only, Room 411 Old Main, 7 p. m. Tuesday, September 24. College Choir and Glee Club, baritones and basses only, 7 p. m. Wednesday, September 25. Wednesday, September 18: Trombones, baritone horns, 4 p. m. to 6; comets, - trumpets, 7 p. m., horns, tubas, 9 p. m. Thursday, September 19: Flutes, piccolos, double reeds, 4 p. m.; clarinets, 7 p. m., saxophones, 9 p. m. Friday, September 20: Percus sion, 4p.m., Monday, September 23: Drum majors, 4 p. m. Strings, 7 p. m. wjtatt D. G. Lead In Scholarship iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Limited Daily Delivery Begins With This Issue Delivery of The Daily Colleg ian begins with this issue but fraternity and sorority room de livery will not be started until October 1. Delivery to rooms in girls dormitories has already started. Because of insufficient ad dress, the following subscribers will not be reached today and are urged to contact the Col legian at their earliest conven ience: Jack Banbury, Elmer Brown, Kathryn Clark, Helen Dodd, Jack Dolly, James Meas day, Arnold Rosenblatt, E. Sny der (Sub. No. 2096), M. J. Stev enson, and Dick Warner. - Subscribers who fail to re ceive their copies should phone or call at the Collegian office, 313 Old Main, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. iiiiffiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiir Queen Sought Among Sororities Sororities began seeking their candidates for sorority queen yes terday and took some the spot light which previously had center ed on the freshman competition in the 1940 Collegian Queen selec tions. • ' Balloting will get underway at Student Union this morning with every Collegian subscriber entit led to cast one vote for a Sorority, Dorm, or Freshman Queen. Col legian dance stubs—received wtih each subscription—must be pre sented as identification. Meanwhile, posters boosting the queen contest and showing the 12 sponsored freshman candidates were being made ready to go on display tomorrow. They will be shown at the Corner Room, Stu dent Union, Recreation Hall, and the Penn State Photo Shop. The Freshman Queen candidates were introduced with their senior sponsors at the activities mass meeting last Thursday. They are: Mary Jean Ansley (John Barr, basketball captain); Nancy Berk abile (Frank A. Gleason, wrest ling captain); Betty Christman (Thomas C. Backenstose, 1941 junior class president); Helen Frost (William S. Kirkpatrick, swimming captain); jane Gotts chall (Norman Racusin, basket ball, athlete with the highest schol arship); Janet Henninger (Roger S. Findley, soccer manager); Jane Kinick (William B. Bartholomew, senior class president); Ruth Shanes (W. Lewis Corbin, chair man of Tribunal); Marjorie Sie bert (G. Edward Spencer, manag er of cross-country); Betty Story (Frank Stanko, boxing captain); Mary Ullom (Theodore Rice, Penn State Club president); and Phyllis Watkins (Leon Gajecki, football captain). Opera Course Offered Again This Semester A non-credit course in opera ap preciation will be offered again this semester by Leslie Hetenyi, who announced it yesterday. Ar rangements can be made by con tacting him at the music office in 417 Old Main. The course will meet one hour a week, probably at 4 p.. m. Tues days. It will trace history of opera development and study the most .famous singers and singing tech nique. Buy Collegian STATE COLLEGE, PA. Rushing Total Likely To Pass Last Year's The number of fraternity pledges threatened to pass the 400 mark for the first time since 1936 as 256 pledges were reported to Student Union by 6 p.m. yesterday. ■lt seemed certain that last year’s mark cJf 359 would be sur passed. The official rushing season closes at noon Wednesday, giving rushees two and a half more days in which to pledge. Beta Sigma Rho led the 47 fra ternities with 16 pledges. Phi Sigma Delta was second with 14 and Phi Epsilon Pi and Phi Gam ma Delta were deadlocked for third with 13 each. The complete list of pledges, in cluding all classes, reported to Student Union as follows: Acacia (5): Robert E. Dierken, John D. Henneberger, Daniel G. Keeney, Robert L. Meyer, Edward F. Price. Alpha Chi Rho (4): Edward F. Joslyn, Philip Mitzkevich, Harley R. Stiger, Christian Zimmerman. Alpha Chi Sigma (3): Miron L. Briggs, William H. Voris, G. Baird Kirkwood. Alpha Gamma Rho (2): Gilbert Anthony, William J. Hasley. Alpha Phi Delta (6): Constan tine Benedetto, Frank Garafalo, Silvio Garafalo, James Giombetti, Nick Mastandrea, Edward Sebas tianelli. Alpha Sigma Phi (3): Richard Gibbs, Murray Martin, John Sa vidge. Alpha Tau Omega (7): Ellis S. Bergey, Richard Crockett, Walter Diksa, John P. Kelly, Henry G. Mohr, Robert Sperl, Charles H. Taylor. Alpha Zeta (3):.John Cairns Jr., Daniel Matto Jr., Charles Rutschky 111. Beta Sigma Rho (16): Martin J. Baltimore, Albert L. Barson, Mar vin Blum, George Dickskin, Har old Epstein, Harold B. Federman, Alvin Fleischman, Joseph H. Gins berg, Maurice Gittleman, Allan S. Hendler, Edwin Hendler, Joseph Hodin, Jack B. Israel, Leonard L. Kohn, Richard Shiffner, Robert Smulowitz. Chi Phi (1): Leslie W. Miller. Delta Chi (7): Fowler Bounds, Harry C. Funsten Jr., William D. Meals, George R. Pittenger, George H. Rowbottom, Donald H. Shaner, William Wagner. Delta Sigma Phi (5): Alan Bert ram, James Hewitt, Edward Mar tin, James Romberger, Howard Snyder. (Continued on page four) Thespians To Entertain Frosh Tuesday Evening . The Penn State Thespians will present an hour musical entertain ment in Schwab Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, in order to acquaint the Class of 1944 with the Thespian Club and encourage those who are interested to come out for this activity. The show will feature Jimmy Leyden’s - new orchestra, “The Penn State Collegians” with vocal ist Jackie Reese. A new quartet, “Three Beats and a Pick-up,” will make their debut with the band. The Three Stooges, Ned Startzel, Roy Rogers and George Parrish, with their accompianist Mike Brotman will do several of their ditties. Andrew Szekely will rend er several selections on the piano, Marce Stringer will be on hand with a new song written for her by Bud Yanofsky '3B, and Barbara Thiele and Dottie Reeves will tap dance to complete the show. All freshmen will be admitted free of charge.