The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 24, 1940, Image 1

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VOL. 37—No. 8
Dance Dates
listed For Year
Dates for the year’s important
All-College-dances were set at a
meeting of the Student Union
Board held in Old Main last night.
The dances are as follows with'
the day of the week indicated in
parenthesis:. .
First Semester —-Collegian, Oct.
11 (Friday); Cwen Dance, Oct. 18
(Friday); Beaux Arts, Oct. 19 (Sat
urday); Houseparty, Nov. 1 and 2
(Friday and Saturday); Mortar
Board, Nov. 9 (Saturday); Soph
Hop, Nov. 15 (Friday); Harvest
Ball, Dec. 6 (Friday); Forestry
Society, Dec. 13 (Friday); Pan
hellenic Dance, Jan. 10 (Friday);
and Penn State Club, Jan. 11 (Sat
. Second Semester Thespian
Dance, Feb. 4 (Tuesday); Military
Ball, Feb. 7 (Friday); Physical Ed
ucation Dance, Feb. 8 (Saturday);
WRA Valentine Dance, Feb. 14
(Friday); Senior Ball, Feb. 28 (Fri
day); Engineer’s Ball, March 14
(Friday); WSGA Dance, March 21
(Friday); IMA Ball, March 22 Sat
urday); Interfraternity Ball, April
4 (Friday); Ag Frolic, April. 19
(Saturday); All-College Circus,
April 26 (Saturday); Junior Prom,
May 2 Friday); Spring Houseparty,
June 6 and 1 (Friday and Satur
The board took ncr action on
scheduling a Freshman Glass dance
and decided to abandon the Senior
Women’s Dance. Only new dance
scheduled was a Aysical Educa
tion Dance on February 8.
Attending the meeting were Jack
Brand ’4l, A. John Currier ’42,
Frank R. Flynn ’43, Marjory A.
*~."Harwick ’41," W." Ray 'Herrmann
’4l, H. Leonard Krouse ’42, Arnold
C. Laich ’4l, Theodore C. Rice’4l,'
Harriet Singer ’4l, Adam A. Smy
ser ’4l, H. Edward Wagner ’4l, and
Elinor. L. Weaver ’41..
IMA Council Will
Meet Tomorrow
The Central Council of the Inde
pendent Men’s Association will
hold its first meeting of- the year
in 418 Old Main tomorrow night.
Officers of the council will meet
at 7 p. m., with the entire group
.•convening at 7:30. Representatives
from approximately 10 IMA units
are expected to attend the- con
Slated for the evening’s program
are the appointment of a member
ship campaign committee and the
discussion of unit athletics and
social activities.
The IMA, founded two years ago
for the purpose of fostering closer
relationships between non-fratern
ity men socially, athletically, and
for representation in student gov
ernment affairs, will seek, accord
ing to Council President W. Rae
Herrmann ’4l, to increase its mem
bership over last year’s* when 17
units -comprising some 1400 non
fraternity men were members.
Members of the council in addi
tion to Herrmann are Henry J.
Eavis ’42, vice-president; John M.
Byerly ’42, secretary; Elden T.
Shaut ’42, treasurer; Emer C.
, Flounders ’4l, social chairman; and
■ ■ Boyd C. Gartley ’4l,.athletic chair
'.r man. _ 'L#
1600 Freshmen Receive
OUt of 1600 to take the tubercu
£.'rlosis;test at the College ;DispenSary
fifty have repoi-ted for ex
grjhmhdationof test br.'Ritenour re-
that. all these ( report im
Transfers as well as freshmen
jf iairel required. to: take t tuberculin
ffetesk's ■
feHT* •• V
Wakeman r 4O And Father
Killed In Plane Crash
Edward A. Wakeman Jr. ’4O
was killed in an airplane crash
Saturday when the plane he was
piloting crashed into a mountain
side ten miles from Wilkes-
Barre, his home and destination.
With him at the time of the
fatal accident was his step
father who also died. Mystery
shrouded the details of the crash.
Wakeman. and his brother-in
law were apparently returning
to Wilkes-Barre after a trip to
Philadelphia. No clue as to the
cause of the accident has yet
been discovered.
Wakeman was a member of
the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. His
funeral will be held in Wilkes-
Barre today.
'4O Rushinq Total
Released By IFC
IFC last evening revealed- the
names of' thirty-seven men who
have pledged fraternities since 6
p. m. last Thursday.
These names added to the 520
previously in The Daily Collegian,
bring the total number of men
pledged during the 1940 rushing
season to 557 which is an increase
of twenty-five over the 1939 total
of 532.
The figures for the last ten
Year Number of men pledged
1931 370
1932 453
1933 .. .......561
1934 ...Vrn;;r:r::.s6B' -
1935 ..507
1936 541
1937 526
. 1938 470
1939 532
1940 ....557
Fraternity totals:
Acacia (7)
Alpha Chi Rho (4)
Alpha Chi Sigma (5)
Alpha Gamma Rho (13)
Alpha Kappa Pi (7)
Alpha Phi Delta (11) Anthony
De Cillis, Nicholas Ranieri, Mich
ael Romano.
Alpha Sigma Phi (7)
Alpha Tau Omega (11)
Alpha Zeta (6)
Beaver House (17)
Beta Sigma Rho (18)
Beta Theta Pi (17)
• Chi'Phi (2)
Delta Chi (14)
Delta Sigma Phi (8)
Delta Tau Delta-(17)
Delta Upsilon (22) Axel Ander
son, Frank J. Barbera, Julius Nel
Gamma Sigma Phi (15)
Kappa Delta Rho (15) Arthur
Hand Jr., Thomas D. Magill, Wil
liam H. Mantz, John McCreary,
Carl T. Singhouse, Charles P.
Smith. -
Kappa Sigma (8)
Lambda Chi Alpha (16) David
(Continued on page three)
Hefzel And Four Deans
Attend Ml Conference
President Ralph D. Hetzel and
the deans of four schools will leave
for Harrisburg today to attend a
conference with State Secretary of
Commerce, Richard P. Brown.
The conference will deal with
the mineral industries of Pennsyl
vania'and their relations to the
national 'defense program. The
deans accqmpaning the President
are; Dean Stevenson W. Fletcher,
School of 'Agriculture, Dean Harry
P. Hammond, Schqol of Engineer
.ing, Dean Edward Steidle, School
of Mineral Industrie's, mid Dean
Clifford- Wfh- itmo r e, ’School' of
Chemistry- and Physics.
Blue Band Rosier
Listed By Fishbiirn
Results of the tryouts for the
Blue Band were announced yes
terday by bandmaster Hummel
Fishburn. An organization of 88
pieces was selected from a total of
299 candidates. Of these, 49 were
members of last year’s band. Fif
teen freshmen, 10 sophomores, 12
juniors, and two seniors were new
ly elected.
The complete list: Trumpets—
Roy S. Boyce ’42, Andrews C:
Coyle '43, Victor Dimeo ’43, Jack
M. Fillman ’42, Frank Garfalo ’44,
Lester W. Kutz ’4l, John Lord ’44,
Charles F. Maclay Jr. ’43, Phillip
Prutzman ’4l, Paul A. Stair ’4l,
Richard S. Warner ’4l, Myron S.
Wheeler ’42.
Horns Richard Angstadt ’42,
Joseph P. Gavenonis ’42, James A.
Harter ’42, Adrian L. Paci ’4l,
Richard W. Wiley ’42, Milton A.
Wollman ’42, Robert L. Forten
baugh ’4l, Eugene W. Lederer ’42.
Trombones—Francis V. Gulden
’4l, Walter Hebei ’42, Walter C.
James ’42, Argyle L. Johnston ’42,
Russell J. Myers ’42, Elwood Olver
’44, Henry C. Suppan ’4l, Leon H.
Weaver ’4l, George P. Cressman
Baritones John F. Beck ’42,
Richard H. Criswell ’43, Samuel T.
Davey ’4l, Albert A. Zimmer ’42.
Basses—Joseph ißoscov ’44, Ed
ward Chervak ’44, Dominick L.
Golab ’43, Robert A. Matteson ’42,
Herbert F. Turnbull ’42, Herman
Flutes—Jack Israel ’44, Edward
R. Pollock ’43, Conrad R. Hilpert
(Continued on page two)
Glee Club Offers
Extra Concerts
The Penn State' Glee Club is
planning one of the busiest sea
sons in the history of the organi
zation, according to a statement
issued by Director Richard W.
Grant. '
This year for the first time, the
club will be .supported financially
by income received from student
fees. As a result, the songsters
will be able to offer three or four
concerts to which students and
faculty members will be admitted
The club executive committee
already has booked several single
trips in neighboring communities.
A ten-day concert toUr is being
planned for Easter vacation or
Tryouts to fill the vacancies
left by graduation will be held to
night and tomorrow. Tenor can
didates are to report to Room 411,
Old Main, at 7 p.m. tonight.
Basses and baritones will try out
at 7 p. m. tomorrow in Schwab
Walts Hall Frosh Hold
Orderly Pajama Parade
The entire body of Watts Hall
freshmen, under the direction of
the upperclassmen headed by
Px-exy Paul Moyer and Morton
Saler, head of the hall tribunal,
held a pajama parade on Sunday
night. The group formed in the
quadrangle of the men’s dormitor
ies and marched in orderly fashion
to the four women’s dormitories.
No damage reported.
At each dormitory the “frosh”
serenaded toe coeds with college
songs, ending with “Goodnight
Ladies.” Several of the more tal
ented freshmen had toe opportun
ity to show their skill in oratory.
Although each" dormitory res
ponded with applause and offer
ings, Grange seemed to appreciate
it most After leaving-the Women’s
building, five freshmen instrument
alists held a “jam” session in toe
“quad.” -• ' ; A
Secretary Of Agriculture
Will Speak Here Tonight
U. S. Agriculture Head
School Enrollment
Drops To 6972
Enrollment at the College added
up to 6,972 by noon Saturday,
Registrar William S. "Hoffman an
nounced yesterday. Lower than
last year’s mid-October figure of
72000, this year’s total is expected
to be raised by additional registra
tion, especially by graduate stu
dents, Registrar Hoffman said.
Only 6,397 students have enroll
ed inT State College, compared “to
6,517 listed last October. The to
tal of 6,972 includes 417 enrolled
in the four undergraduate centers
as compared to 556 listed at five
centers last year. The Uniontown
center was discontinued this year.
While definite causes' as to the
drop in enrollment this year are
not ascertainable since registra
tion figures have not been broken
down by? classes, it is believed that
absorption into national defense
industries of seniors and gradu
ate students is partially responsi
'44 PSCA Groups
To Meet Tonight
Two PSCA freshman groups
will convene for the first time to
night when PSCA freshman coun
cil will meet in Room 304 Old
Main at 8 p. m. and the freshman
women’s group will enjoy an “In
formation Please” program at 7
p. m.
Arnold C. Laich ’4l, All-College
president, A. John Currier ’42,
Richard C. Peters ’4l, sports edi
tor of The Daily Collegian, H. Ed
ward Wagner ’4l, IFC president,
Robert D. Baird ’42, varsity boxer,
and Andrew P. Szekely ’43, will
participate in a panel discussion
of extra-curricular activities.
The “Information Please” pro
gram is by Jeane E.
Hershberger ’43, chairman, Shir
ley L. Carpenter ’43, Joan E. Paul
hamus ’43, Ruth E. Kocher ’43,
and Julia V. Skellchock ’43. This
group will work with the fresh
men coeds in an advisory capacity
omtil they elect their officers and
committee chairman.
Harold J. Berger ’42 heads a
committee which will plan the
men’s program and- instruct the
freshmen in PSCA organization.
Other - committee members are
Robert T.- Struck ’42j chairman, of
Commission II; John ,W. Dague
’42, cheer leader; R. Tracy Ed
dinger ’42, song leader; and Her
man K. Klauk ’43.
•A A- I Weather—Continued
£ll 1 I Warm, Possibly Cloudy
Wickard Will Inspect i
College This Afternoon
Opportunity of hearing a mem
ber of the President’s cabinet will
be given students and faculty
members when Claude R. Wick
ard, Secretary of Agriculture,
speaks in Schwab Auditorium at
7 p. m. tonight.
President Hetzel will introduce
the Secretary, who will speak on
“The Place of Agriculture in the
National Defense Program.”
Upon arrival this afternoon, the
Secretary will inspect the College,
especially the School of Agricul
ture. He will then be honored
guest at a dinner in the Nittany
Lion Inn.
Secretary Wickard is a practi
cal farmer in Indiana and a for
mer state senator. He has held a
number of positions in the Depart
ment of Agriculture, having been,
under-secretary after M. L. Wil
son was appointed Director of Ex
tension and before Henry A. Wal
lace resigned. A few years ago,
Secretary Wickard was named a
master farmer by a mid-western
farm paper. .
As soon as he was big enough to
guide a plow, Wickard began
farming with his father. Through
high school and while he was at
tending Purdue University, he
continued to help on the home
farm. Following his graduation
in 1915, he took over the complete
management of the 380 acres.
At Washington, AAA commit
teemen and other department
members know Wickard as one of
the most effective-speakers in the
country on farm subjects, whether
it’s a formal address to an audi
ence of hundreds or a ten-minute
off-the-record talk in his office or
hotel room.
'44 To Wear Signs
For Soccer Opener
“Beat Gettysburg” signs for the
soccer opener with Gettysburg
hei-e on Saturday will be worn by
the freshman men on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, W. Lewis
Corbin ’4l, chairman of Tribunal,
announced last night.
The soccer team will be opening
an attempt at an eighth consecu
tive unbeaten season and the fresh
men will be required to wear the
signs to give it a send-off, Corbin
said. When the signs were used for
football games in the last two
years, Penn State always won. .
The signs, which are fi-ee, will
be available at the Athletic Store
tomorrow afternoon to all fresh
Corbin also announced a Tri
bunal meeting in 305 Old Main at
7:30 p.m. today. Twelve cases will
be heard.
Shigley Elected President
Dr. J. F. Shigley, professor of
veterinary science, was elected
president of the Pennsylvania Vet
erinary Medical Association at toe
annual meeting of the organiza
tion held in Philadelphia last week
in conjunction with toe bicenten
nial celebration of toe University
of Pennsylvania.
The new president has served
as secretary of toe association.
May'4l Appointed 1
The appointment of Richard W.
May ’4l as student representative
to Borough Council was announced
yesterday by Arnold C. Laich ’4l,
All-College president