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With the Editor —
To Be 'Boomed' Is Nice M Ik
Question Is: TIWio f s Boomed!'
There is much talk about our generation being
a doomed generation. It is about time somebody
We were born in the World War, achieved adol
escence in depression., and reach the age when we
should be taking our place in the world when war
ds the only ;.place that wants us.
These things are true, if you will allow the
single exception 'that a majority of the college un
dergraduates were bom after the World War.
The ‘term “doomed” seems to fit well. Yet, are
.we sure it does? What of our parents who grew
•up into the last war, were thrown out of industry
•and security during the depression, and now meet
ja world .faced with another war? What about
/any-generation that-has lived-through war and de
gression and mow faces war again?
(Let’s not : be so sure 'the 'term “doomed” is apt.
‘The years from before the until 1789
•were as 'black as these, ’but who .would call that
age “domed”? Those men "lived to see the .greatest
birth of liberty the world has yet known.
We may /be -seeing the death of one ‘era -and -the
<birth -of a new. The old democracy Of Tugged ■in
dividualism is gone—victim Of the machine age
and accumulated complexity—but democracy will
.not pass until ‘the love of it has passed.
This is America’s hour. /America is standing on
the threshold Of its (greatest triumphs." Above‘the
(crumpled Thins Of Britain -and .France, America—
aided :by geography and wealth is rising to a
position o'f power it has never .known.
•It is selfish to .say,so. But it is true that as re
,.Gently as this month -America /has taken control
:.of .British possessions in -this '-hemisphere. -As the
.-British star falls, the American star is rising.
( "True, another tar has risen, the star of Nazidom,
jit -may. be that- these two are incompatible: that—
jlike two suns traveling in opposite directions -in
the same, orbit—they are 'bound to collide. .If one
j must be lost, or if these two must join in . some new
, (path, -it is hard to -believe that the dominant one
-.■should not >be. that -one which -controls the world’s
! greatest wealth and greatest Tesources.
"Our does .not look like a doomed generation. It
loks like one that shall step .into the fullness of
•life-in .Americans-very-'fullest hour, its wagon
/hitched to a star that is still -ascendant.
Ardent Willkie supporter that we are, we shud-
<der at the statistics -recently -released by Editor
-and Publisher. They show that when the Roose
. .velt landslide engulfed Hoover 547 papers were
] .against .F. ,D. R. When die improved his showing
. against iLandon 623 papers were against him. This
. -.year'BßS are against him. If a couple of more
• (papers start Rosevelt, the Republican
• 'candidate »may as well concede ! the -election. .
With this issue Collegian abandons its two
-1 column front page nameplate used in the first two
■ numbers. The worst and the/best'that can'be said
,-fCif atiis thatit was an imsatisfactory experiment.
THE Mm CGLtEGIAN
"Jor A Better Penn State" .
'Successor .to the .’Penn -State Collegial},.-established 1904, and
the ‘Free Xance, established >lBB7
Published daily except. Sunday Monday during *the
‘regular 'College"year ;by -the fstudents of The .-Pennsylvania
,State College. .Entered as .second-class -matter . July 5. 1984,
at,the .post-office at:State .College, *Pa., -under the -act *b£
March 3, 1879. * '
/Distributor j>f.. _.
t Adam >A. Sxnyser**#!
Women's Editor—Vera X. ;Kenrp Ml; Managing Editor
* H. 'Lane '4l; Sports ‘Editor—Richard ?C. fPeters
.■"MI,; :News -Editor—William .'E. bowler Ml; Feature Editor
. —JMward J. ,K. McLorie ’41.; .'Assistant "Managing Editor—
• JBayard Bloom "41.; 'Women's 'Managing Editor—rArita X.
J fflCfferan 'MI; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe 'B.
• Advertising Manager—John JBC. Thomas *4l ; Circulation
t Manager—fßobert G. Robinson Ml.; Senior -Secretary—Ruth
'Goldstein '4l; Senior Searetary—Leslie H. .Lewis Ml.
j* Junior Editorial Board—John -A. :Baer *42, R. Helen
..'Gordon ’42, Ross B. Lehman *42, William. J. McKnight '42,
* Alice M. Murray M 2, Pat Nagelberg '42, Stanley J. PoKempf
• ner *42. Jeanne C. Stiles *42.
, Junior Business Board—Thomas •W. Allison *42, Paul
" M. Goldberg '42, .Tames E. McCaughey '42, Charles L. Van
! 'lnwagen *42, T. Blair Wallace *42, ’Margaret L. Embury M 2,
• Virginia Ogden M 2, Fay E. Rees M 2.
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This .is -the -lean and .hungry look. It is the -gen
tleman’s intelligencer and the young ladies’ com-
panion. It carries a message of faith and hope.
Also it .gives the chaps who write the other two
columns a 'bit -of a -rest.
This will not be a time-table for fraternity pins,
class, -rings, and other'-baubles. Let-the other boys
'trike care Of 'that angle, we’ll take a loaf of bread.
On the other'hand we not not intend to write Sun-
day school lessons. We use the editorial “we” be
cause it looks nice in print; and seems 'to be in or-
ders. (Lends a proper air of authority.
What we’d like to do is this .
There are a great many rather interesting things
(happening about which -no one hears much, due to
a -nasty tendency on the .part of most citizens ‘to be
modest about their mistakes. There is also a,good
deal of (funny business; stuff -that -doesn’t look at
all well .printed. (Skeletons in -closets . . . etc., etc.
We’d (like (to uncover some of them.
That will, .we think, do ior an introduction.
The-chap who .runs this newspaper also runs-the
fresh ibible. How he Tuns ■them -is none of our ‘bus
iness and we’re just as glad -ft isn't. But we love
nothing (better than a chance to catch ye ed-by (his
heels. We found bur Chance whilst (thumbing
'through (the Freshmati’s Delight. 'Our hoy, ye -ed,
(let (this one.slip "by without a word. On .page 114
of the handbook you’ll discover what purports to
■be “campus .vernacular.” "Look up. the definition
.of a dink. The dink, the Christian Association
.would (have you know, is, and we quote, “blue-and
white -cap worn by 'the freshmen.”
We-reserve comment. We merely snicker in our
We hesitate to.mention this to a soul. It may be .
that .we.are -terribly in error and about to make an i
■ugly faux pas. Be that as it may our mission is !
Clear. It’s about Hank Poor’s wall painting in "Old !
Main, which is, according to "the art fraternity, ndt
had at all. It is rritecf as one of his finest efforts; 1
-stop -by and /look at the Magazine of Art -if you are j
inclined to doubt. Blit we have a bone to' gnaw i
with Henry .For if our eyes don’t deceive us, there >
is a flaw in the mural, ©own ; in the lower right
.part of the /painting there is a noticeable seam. :
Bather resembles a badly .pasted bin board. -Per- j
.haps .it is (intentional . . . we dorl't (know. Or /it ;
mqy ibe a (bit -of inferior plaster, at any rate all is i
.not too happy. We aren’t particularly enjoying
this crawling out on .limbs, "’but we do wish some •
-one would tell ns Whrit the score is. '
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