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» About The Collegian Subscription
Drive And, The Collegian Queen
Selection of a Collegian Queen is a feature at
traction but by no means the essence of the sub
scription drive now being carried on by The
What this subscription drive will prove is
whether Penn State is ready to support a daily
newspaper in the same way as the colleges which
.it chooses to be connected! Cornell, Syracuse, the
University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and
' Currently the complexion of the campaign has
differed from the drives conducted by the old
semi-weekly Penn State Collegian. Subscrip
tions have come in from all over the United
States, from Hawaii, and from Puerto Rico, where
in the past Collegian was honored to have a sub
scriber from Ohio.
In the early days of the drive, of the subscribers
almost a third were members of the
faculty and administration, a once almost un
• Freshmen, surprisingly, have given the Colleg
ian less support than upperclassmen—another sit
uation that completely reverses past procedure.
I The principal disappointment of the present
drive is among the fraternity groups where sup
port of the new daily has been most unsatisfac
tory. Yet it should be strongest because a great
percentage of the student leaders with whom Col
legian news is necessarily concerned are fratern
ity men and fraternity women.
Returing to the Collegian Queen contest, one or
two things should be said here for the record. An
objection expressed to the selection of a queen—
particularly a freshman —is that the coed is un
likely to maintain a proper perspective on college
iife in the face of all the publicity showered on
her. The Collegian has a firm faith and hope that
its subscribers and its judges, remembering this,
will choose for it a queen in personality as well
’ What happened in Schwab Auditorium last
Wednesday evening is ample evidence that the
College physical plant does not yet meet the needs
pf the student body. Some three hundred fresh
ineeting and about two hundred of those attend
jnen were crowded out of their welcome mass
jng had to stand.
. That upperclassmen and College employees had
seats which freshmen could have occupied is a
sad truth but it does not alter the basic situation
that the College no longer has an auditorium suit
ed to its.needs.
. The auditorium seats about 1,430 people, can
crowd about 200 more into, tsainding room. Of the
heats, 200 are at best terrifically bad, both for-
Vision and acoustics. Most of the standing room
j The $5,000,000 building program is complete.
It’s time to consider a new one.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian, established 1904, and
the Free Lance, established 1887
Wednesday Morning, September 18, 1940
I Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
egular College year by the.-students of The Pennsylvania
Stale College. Entered as second-class scatter July 5. 1934,
at the post-office at State College, Ea„ under the act of
March 3. 1879.
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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
A LEAN AND HUNGRY LOOK
;This is one of those things you can’t print.. Be
cause if you did it would raise a terrific stir and
people would laugh;nervously .and you might get
booted out of school.
Last spring a couple of the janitors were put
tering about deep in the bowels of Mac Hall, in
tent upon their ceaseless war with the various in
sects that can be seen in that place. One, more
•zealous than his fellows, seeing opportunity for
mass slaughter suggested that a large pile of old
lumber be shifted. This was done, not without a
good deal of effort. To every one’s surprise sev
eral stout wooden crates were uncovered. The
crates were unopened. With the traditional cur
iosity Of their tribe, the janitors brushed away the
dust that covered the printing on the lids of the
crates. Then were they greatly affrighted. They
dispatched a messenger to the campus garrison to
fetch one of the military pashas. It seems that
the stout wooden crates contained enough ammu
nition to blow Hell out of at least half of Mac-
Allister’s Monstrosity. It was kept pretty quiet,
because there had been a previous cache removed
and the ordnance boys figured they’d got the lot.
We wouldn’t have mentoned it, but we know a
nice girl who lives there and we should rather
hate to see her blown through a ceiling.
Nobody is quite sure how the stuff got there. It
was thirty seven millimeter, and the local artillery
hasn’t been fired since the Crystal Palace burned.
Heigh-ho . . . nothing like a girls’ dorm for an
There, is a chap in the Chemistry and Physics
School who is an interesting phenomenon. The
fact that he remains on the rolls of this seat of
learning (we mean no harm, my masters) is prob
ably due to divine intercession or the work of the
devil to whom he recently sold his soul. It seems
that this fellow, whom for the sake of confusion
we shall henceforth call M. deS., was greatly vex
ed at the system of registration now so dear to the
hearts of those in high places. The complexities
overwhelmed him, and he tells us that he found
himself shaken in soul and body after every strug
gle with the administrations superbly intricate
filing cards. For a while he mediated on taking
holy orders or going back to junior high school
and starting all over again. However he deter
mined to stick it out. The last time he registered
he lost his grip completely. When questioned as
to his religious preference he answered that he
was a fire-worshiper. Place of previous instruc
tion was the University at Alexandria. His fath
er’s name, he informed the registrar’s office, was
Wotan; his father’s occupation was steam-fitting
and the interpretation of dreams.
Now our friend of the test tubes is happy. He
admits the possibility of some eager soul’s check
ing up and discovering that his father’s name is
not Wotan. But, he says, an angel by the name of
Beemish appeared to him in a dream and bade
him fear not. -—CASSIUS.
Penn State Airmen
Return To Campus
A yellow smudge seemed to"
hang on the horizon—-the wind in
dicator at the State College air
port spun freely m the cool, brisk
wind. A few minutes later and
the smudge came closer, side
slipping and fishtailing until it
finally skirted the grass and came
to a stop on the circle and taxied;
to the line, from toe cabin ®f the
Aeronca stepped a tousle haired
young chap, smiling happily. It
was his first solo flight.
This is the same siory dealing
with many Penn State Airmen in
the last ten years, many of wJmmo 1
we still recall with a feeling of
admiration. To introduce our
readers to their pioneers of flying;
at Penn State, and to bring cur
rent aeronautic news to the at
tention of many interested in fly
ing, let us review the ease history
of more neecnt airmen who have
followed their “b'eam” back to
Harold Archer, wtio is an M. E.
graduate of last June and John
Calvin, also a Penn State alumnus,
paid us a visit Sunday. Archer
bought the Aeronca KCA that has
been such a popular figure in the
air around Centre County for the
last nine months. The Aeronca is
the blue and yellow fifty horse
powered monoplane that has been
tied outside the hangar. The two
“grads” took off Sunday for East
Hartford, Conn., where they are
working. “Arch” is working for
Pratt and Whitney and “Johnny”
is with the Hamilton Standard
Propellor Co. Both learned to fly
at Penn State and have their
private licenses. Archer was one
of the first group of the C. A. A.
Flight training program. '
Jim Klopp, M. E. graduate of
’35, dropped in on us at the “port”
Friday. He was flying his own
Luscombe and may we add that
it was a sweet job. It is a fifty
horsepowered, metal fuselagpd
monoplane and is one of the trim
mest of the modern-light planes.
He joined the Navy Flying Cadets
after graduation and has been
with the Navy Air Corps ever
since. In recent years he has been
stationed at Hawaii, Guam, Alas
ka, and the navy base at the
Aleutia Islands. Klopp took part
in the recent Pacific Fleet ma
neuvers. At present he is stationed
at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
and is giving elimination flight
training to new Flying Cadets.
Jim Ifft, C. A. A. student of last
year, is one of Klopp’s students.
Herman Smith, who was a
Junior here last year, was called
by the Army Air Corps, while
attending R. O. T. C. camp at Fort
Meade during June. Smith Is now
a Flying Cadet.
Bob McFarland, ’3B, lifted the
On Town Square
There really is a town of soUthqf the
concrete town square and a. century old
Tnri, furnished in colonial style. Since stagecoach days,
Boalsburg Tavern has beencatering to tourist trade.'
For Booms.or Dinner,-your 'parents fee
pleased more than to accept the comfort, that
is offered them here. Our rooms are'reasonable starting,
Chicken Dinners Steak Dinners
Country Suppers /
P.S. Frosh—Don’t forget we’re 4 miles
from State College and you can meet
your girl here.
-FOR RESERVATIONS .—DIAL 9-2671
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1940 "
Prof foes ft Frame
For Refugee Relief Ifoik
At the request of the American
Friends Service Cpmnai-ttee, Phila
delphia, the College has granted a
six months’ leave of absence to
Donald D. Stevenson, professor qf
forest research, to administer refU?
gee relief activities in southern
Professor Stevenson, who had
wide experience in relief work
during two residences in Chipg*
has already taken passage on the
Clipper bound for Portugal. While
liying in China, he served as a
member of the staff at Lingnan
University, which is partly sup
ported by Penn State student con
tributions, Professor Stevenson's
father, the late Rev. Dr, J. Ross
Stevensori, was president of the
Princeton Theological Seminary.
nose of his recently purchased
Aeronca C 3 for Harrisburg last
Saturday. Bob purchased the ship
in New Kensington a week ago,
but was delayed in his trip home
by poor weather over the Seven
Mountains and was forced to
leave it at the State College Air
Depot for minor repairs.
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