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! Ex-Edifor tagaii Returns 1© Praise
. Ik Penn State Way Of Life
Editorial Note:—All the editors who served
Collegian since 1925 have been invited to write
the editorial they would most like to address to
Penn State students today. Not all of ■ them
have responded.. The editorials of those who
have will appear in this column from time to
By JAMES H. COOGAN, JR. '3O
(Mahanoy City Record-American)
Nothing has happened in the last 10 years to al
ter my conviction that Penn State represents the
ultimate in democratic education—rand the system,
I submit, is well worth keeping.
I have met hundreds of Penn State men and
women (older and younger than myself;. in the
years since I left the campus and, in the main, I
found them people who were holding down re
sponsible positions—and filling them with dist
tinction. Of course there were exceptions—there
always are—but their number was small.
To me this finding represented a victory for
Penn State and the type of men and women it
turns out. Even today it remains a source of sat
isfaction to me, to learn of a new Penn State
achievement, to make the acquaintance of a man
or women who has something laudatory to say
about Penn State, or to meet through the course
of my own work a graduate who is doing big
things in his pr her field.
And as I stated in my introductory paragraph,
nothing has happened in the intervening years to
alter my faith in the job that Penn State is doing
for the youth of Pennsylvania. The steady growth
of.enrollment during the years of business de
pression, is proof enough that the people of Penn
sylvania have faith in the College. So was the
fruition in recent years of the building program
designed to make Penn State a greater institution
Not even the lean years in football, could have
altered my opinion of Penn State. As a matter of
fact, those years strengthened my faith in the Col
lege, for I was proud of our pioneering in the
direction of “simon pure” football and intensely
gratified by the job Bob Higgins did in the face of
new obstacles. I was proud, too, when the Col
lege acted as it did in the Soose incident, for I
could not think of another college that would sac
rifice a great boxer for the sake of a strict ama
There was other news, too, which made me
proud. I have always been glad that our college
never plumped for the silly “fads” that embarrass
many colleges. I have a faint recollection of some
student swallowing gold fish at Penn State, but
I don’t think anybody took its seriously or that the.
student body approved. I was gratified, too, by
the absence of anti-war resolutions in a period
during which many student bodies showed a com
plete lack of understanding of the effect on the
public of such short-sighted publicity.
These, then, are the things of which Penn State
is made and they are, also, the things which pro
duce better men and better women. In the criti
cal years ahead, I am confident that Penn State
again will prove itself capable of big things and
contribute its share to the defense of that other
great democratic institution—the American Way
HE DAILY COLLEGIA!
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian, established 1904, and
the Free Lance, established 1887
Friday Morning, September 20, 1940
Published daily except Sunday -and Monday during the
regular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Kntered as second-class matter July 6. 1934,
at the po3t-office at State College, Pa., under the act of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Business Manager
Adam A. Smyser '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4l
Women's Editor—Vera L. Kemp ’4l; -Managing Editor
•—Robert H. Lane ’4l; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
Ml; News Editor—William E. Fowler ’4l: Feature Editor.
—Edward J. K. McLorie '4l: Assistant Managing Editor —
Bayard Bloom Ml; Women’s -Managing Editor—Arita L.
lfefferan Ml; Women’s Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas Ml: Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson ’4l; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein Ml; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis. Ml. . .
1 Junior Editorial Board—John A. Baer M 2, R, Helen
Gordon M 2, Ross B. Lehman M 2, William J. McKnight M 2,
Alice M. Murray M 2. Pat Nftgeiberg M 2, Stanley J. PoKemp
tier-M2. Jeanne'C. Stiles M 2.
Junior Business Board —Thomas W" Allison M 2, Paul
M. Goldberg M 2, James E. McCaughey M 2, Charles L. Van
Inwagen M 2, T. Blair Wallace ’42, MargarVt L. Embury M 3.
Virginia Ogden M 2. Fay E. Rees M 2.
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C. Russell Eck
119-121 South Brazier St.
FIFTH COLUMN! What a swell idea! And I
thought it up all myself (practically my only really
original idea in three years of constant study at
this worthy institution).
All summer long I went around congratulating
myself and all for naught. There it would be,
splashed down the full length of the fifth column
cf the new Daily Collegian and just to make the
implication more subtle, the sinister words FIFTH
COLUUMN tacked on top of it all in the CDT’s
biggest and boldest grocery ad type. Ah, yes, I
was going to fill it with grand and glorious sub
versive ideas to corrupt the mind of even Chaplain
AND WHAT HAPPENS! The second and col
umnist’s page of this blankety-blank rag has only
FOUR columns! I’m telling you Frosh, give up
before it’s too late! Surrender now. You abso
lutely, definitely, indubitably, and for sure, CAN
Well, even if it can’t be the fifth column, I can
still give you frosh a few tips I have learned since
I have been to State. Now that you boys have all
bought your dinks, alarm clocks and stationery,
pledged (for better or worse) a fraternity, and fill
ed your little bottle for Doc Ritenour and his boys
to play with, you are all set.
Tip No. 1: Stay out of the Rathskellar. Those
bartenders can tell within one week how old you
are, beard or no beard.
Tip No. 2: Don't fall in love with Barbara
Bowes at the Student Union Desk. She smiled
that way at me when I was a Freshman.
Tip No. 3: Plan now to date a new girl when
you' go home for Christmas vacation. Absence
does NOT make the heart grow fonder.
Tip No. 4: If you see a tall (and Ido mean tall),
slender man in a blue serge suit striding down
Campus, say hello. It’s Prexy Hetzel..
Tip No. 5: Anything you want to know about
anything or anybody under the sun just ask
George Donovan (the Smile behind the Student
Union desk.) He knows all, sees all, and. TELLS
More tips will be forthcoming, so hold your,
breath Frosh, and watch this space next week.
ADD Rushing oddities: Each of. the Ten (don’t
ask me how they got them) Lambda Chi Awful
pledges play's a different, instrument, so hold your
ears, Locust Lane.
Add vacation personal histories: Collegian
Venus, Jeanne Stiles, at Ocean City, N. J., where
she counted no less than seventy Penn Staters
over the summer. Maybe they should move Sum
mer School to Ocean City.
Warren Scott, Phi Delt husky, spent six weeks
of his summer as farm manager for a girls reform
school! He worked with as many as fifty girls
under his sole supervision, spending the entire day
with them out in the fields. Lucky boy.
Walt Chase, publicity hound par-excellence,
says he won’t subscribe until his fraternity affil
iation is listed as phidelt and not fiji.
Have You Been to
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LUNCHEON 11 to 2 o'clock
j DINNER 5 to 8:30 o'clock
• MEAL TICKETS
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Campus Calendar —
'DrUid meeting at 7:30 p.m. to
night, 305 Old Main, including-
Druids tapped for spring sports.
Varsity and freshmen lacrosse
meeting, Rec Hall, 4 p.m. today.
Compulsory mass meeting for all
women interested jn playing hoc
key. Room 105, White Hall at 4
Apllication blanks for the pre
liminary course in CAA training
in Room 208 Main Eng.
Meeting of the editorial and
business staffs of the Collegian, 5
Freshmen payment of fees today
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ar
Compulsory meeting for all
transfers, 105 White Hall,, at 11 a.
PSCA open house for ’44 girls,
Pop-in night, visits by upper
class women on freshmen coeds.
Rev. William Knoll to speak in
College Chapel at 11 p.m.
All College hike to Sliingletowo
Gap. Leave at 2 p.m. in front of
Thespians Hold Tryouts
For Fall Show Sunday
Tryouts and rehearsals for the
Thespians’ fall, show will get un
der.way in Schwab Auditorium at
7:30 p.m. Sunday, George L. Par
rish, president of the Thespian
Club, announced yesterday.
Both freshmen and upperclass
men who wish to try out for sing
ing and dancing parts must report
in the auditorium either Sunday
or Monday nights. Although the
date of the revue has been defin
itely, set for November 1 and 2,
fall houseparty weekend, the
theme of the show has not been ser
Now Russian Courses
Offered This Semester
A three-credit course in Russian
1 and 2 will be offered to students
this semesetr. Russian 1 will be
given on Tuesday or Thursday I
to 4 p.m. or 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Russian 2. can be scheduled on
Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to
5:30 p.m. Both courses meet Tues
day at 5 North Liberal Arts Build
Shigley Announces Confab
Dr. James F. Shigley, professor
of veterinary science yesterday
announced the 58th annual meet
ing of the Pennsylvania Veterin
ary Medical Association, to .be
held in Philadelphia today. Dr.
Shigley is secretary of the group.
Ho Collegian Tomorrow
The next issue of The Daily Col
legian will appear next Tuesday
morning. Publication' this ' week
was from Monday through Friday
but in the future will be from
Tuesday through Saturday.-
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 194 ff
New Marriage Course
Offered For Firsf Time
Psychology 416, a new three
credit marriage .course, will be
offered this semester for the first
time during regular session, Clif
ford R. Rose, instructor in psy
chology, announced' yesterday.
The course deals with the psy
chology of marital. and home ad
justments. It will be taught Mon
day, Wednesday, and Friday at 9
a.m. Prerequisites are at least jun
ior standing and six credits of psy
chology or sociology.
Engineering Talk Changed
The first lecture in the
ing lecture course will be given
by Dean Harry, p. Hammond at
4:10 p.m. Friday, September 27,
in Room 110 Electrical Engineer
ing instead of in Room 121 Liberal'
Arts as shown in the time table,
Dean Hammon announced yester
Morningslar Bread is- fine
for every purpose. It makes
sandwiches that -are pleasing
in taste and at the same time
nourishing. And if you want
crisp toast that fairly melts in
your mouth this is the loaf for
Morning Star, TnirWheat
Purity Bread and Trophy