The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 16, 1940, Image 1

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    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.)
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
'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 *
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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 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.
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
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.
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.
■ 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
Ist 2nd
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
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.
D. G. Lead In Scholarship
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
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
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
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
Buy Collegian
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
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
Alpha Sigma Phi (3): Richard
Gibbs, Murray Martin, John Sa
Alpha Tau Omega (7): Ellis S.
Bergey, Richard Crockett, Walter
Diksa, John P. Kelly, Henry G.
Mohr, Robert Sperl, Charles H.
Alpha Zeta (3):.John Cairns Jr.,
Daniel Matto Jr., Charles Rutschky
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
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
(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.