The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 24, 1940, Image 2

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With the Editor —
■ Viewed Objectively Rushing Was
Good But It Had Its Faults
So far as the number of fraternity pledges is
concerned, this year’s crop is probably as good or
better than any in the last six years.
This generality must be made without resort to
figures, because the figures available are mis
leading. The figures Sri hand indicate about the
same number of pledges this year as every other
Fraternities tend to put an emphasis on num
bers, regarding a big pledge class as a good one,
a small pledge class as a bad one. The result has
been that pledge lists submitted to the Collegian
at the end of past rushing season were often filled
out with the names of upperclass pledges held
over from the previous year. That is still possible
this year, but a day by day filing system has slow
ed the practice. Thus, this year’s list—although
nearly the same as in the past—probably repre
sents many more valid pledgings than in the past.
The rushing season from that aspect, then, was
good. It did what it was intended to do, which
"was to boost house memberships and relieve fi
nancial strains.
Analysed, the season was marked by two out
standing inovations.
The first—which deserves and has received un
stinted praise from all quarters—is the green
booklet on “Penn State Fraternities” prepared last
spring and mailed to the freshmen in August.
The second was the distribution to all rushing
chairmen during the summer of lists of freshmen
admitted to the College. That this greatly facili
tated summer rushing, long a Pehn State tradition,
seems certain.
Where the code fell down was in its administra-
The list of freshman residences in State College
made after the first counselor meetings was not
available at Student Union the next morning be
cause the IFC rushihg chairman took the copies
home with him and overslept.
Student Union —which had been told it would
have no part in the work —was given the brunt
because members of the IFC rushing committee
found it necessary to take tithe out for rushing of
their own.
The only lists of pledges published were those
carried in the Collegian and these were available
only because the Collegian took the initiative each
day of compiling and assorting the lists for itself.
lii the code itself the main weakness lay within
the main advantage. Freshmen, who were moved
into fraternity houses and then moved out against
their will, were left with wounds that may carry
through many years. Whether this offsets the ob
vious advantage of making a freshman feel obli
gated, in a greater or lesser degree, to the house in
which he lived, IFC will decide for itself when it
begins to study a 1941 rushing code.
“If an institution cultivates the policy of criti
cal inquiry, of intellectual responsibility and in
tellectual responsibility and integrity—as I be
lieve is obligatory—it follows as a matter of
course that controversial questions should be free
ly discussed. Young men arid women are' going
to discuss the different social ideologies and
theories, whether in or out of class. Why shouldn’t,
they?” Antioch College’s President, Algo D. Hen
dersoh urges free college discussion of all ‘isms.
"F6r A Setter Penn State"
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the Free Lance, established 188?
Tuesday Morning, September 24, 194 U
Published daily except Sunday and dunng the
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Editor Business Managef ,
Adam A. Smyser *4l Lawrence S. PtleVar‘4l
Women’s Editor—Vera L. Kemp *41 Managing. Bdftot'
Ttnbrrt H. Y n" ’4l: Sports Editor —Richard C. Peters
Editor—'William E. Fowler *4l; Feature^Editor.
—Edward J. K. McLorie *4l; Assistant Managing Editor—
Baysidßtoom *4l; Women’s Managing ' Editor—Arita E.
•JXofTeran • .741; Woman’s Promotion Manager-—Edythe #.
* iCk Manager—John H. Thomra '4l; Circulatton
Manager—Robert G. Robimya ’4l; Senior Secretay—Ruth
Goldstein ’4l; Senior Seardtoty—Leslie H. Lewis 41..
Junior Editorial • Board—John A. Saer 42. JL «elen
Gordon M 2, ltoss B. Lehman Ml, William J. MxXrigtt 42,
Alice M. Murray '42, ’tt, Stanley J. PoKemp-
Rer Junior Business Board—Thomas W. -Allison *42, Pan!
M. Goldberg *42, James E. McCnUghey M 2. T. Blair-Wallace
*42, Margaret I*. Embury '42, Virginia Ogden M 2, Fay E.
Rees *42. .
Graduate Counselor . C. Bussell. Bek
Editorial and Business Office
•813 Old Main Bldg.
Dial 711
Mit -gi:ic Editor This Is.iue Fat Nacelbergy.42
' Nov.-'., EiLr This. Issue. Stanley J. POKempner 4Z
V/otwen's Issue Editor A.LOO M. Murray 4-
Sophomore Assistants Roller!. Jordon Jr., trank M. !• ember*
Downtown Office '
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What could be worse in this universe
Than on a day that’s sunny,
To sit iridoors feeling like a bore,
Arid compose a column that's funny.
It can’t be done, I|ve tried, but 1 hope I have
gathered enough gossip this last week to hang on
to my job with the rag.
Have you heard this one? Dean Ray was in
specting the kappa house arid in the course of her
tour went up to the attic. All at once the sisters
below heard her laughing. They hurried upstairs
and saw Miss Ray looking at a picture of Presi
dent Hetzel, a complacent smile on his face, facing
a long clothesline of feiriiriine underwear.
We have definite proof, now that Penn State
spring .weather cannot be imitated. This last week
has been as fine ah imitation of spring as orie
could ask for, but in spite of the sunny skies and
balmy breezes the fellows, instead of finding a
girl to walk hand in hand with' on campus, have
been hazing freshmen until the green-capped boys
walk miles out of their way just so they won’t
have to pass Old Main'or the Corner. Arid fra
ternity pins instead of going out are coming back
in droves. Roommates Gwen Harris and Beth
Paine! dg’s gave back Ed Spencer’s SAE and Bob
Savin’s, delta sigma phi-jewelry, both on the same
night. Kappa, Fay Rees presented Howard Par
ris his DU pin.
But romance still lives. My spies tell me that,
arid 1 qubte, “Dick Peters’ friend, the name we
think is Parkey, gave a diamond to a little Cuban
girl Saturday riight.” Congratulations both of
you and feel at liberty to vote scullions to the
spies who were so inefficient. Marsh Miller gave
AEphi Jane Firestone his phi sigma delta pin
and Smokey Stover pinned dg Peg Dienef with
his SAE badge.
The rumor that Amie’s protege, Junior, is en
gaged to Fran Hohn is untrue. He’s an SPE from
Purdue and it was a shipboard romance.
There are any number of lovely ladies on the
loose. I refer to the girls who have found that it
isn’t always wonderful to be pinned to a fellow
who has graduated. Les Lewis theta, Jo Condnn,
dg, and Marty Mainfold, Chio,' will be dating
around this year. *
Wade Mori is my pet peeve this week-end. The
best story *1 heard all week was about him and I
can’t write it for publication. Let’s have no more
of this locker room horseplay,- fella.
It is almost impossible to keep Sammy Gallu out
of the columns. This week rumor has it that a
petition is being taken around to have Sammy
sing the new Penn State song that' Fred Waring
wrote. It will be broadcast over a nationwide
hookup Alumni Week-end. Have you all signed?
In Mac Hall, Collegian’s ace solicitors report,
the only room that hasn’t bought a Collegian subr
scription is 318. The girls there, they say,' are
good kids, too.
Don West, Froth’s chief funny man, reports
what the division of fine arts apparently didn’t
know: That be, too, is immortalized hi Henry
Varnum .Poor’s mural. West reports that he is the
rnah holding the trowel in the worker group to
the right. Once you know the resemblance is
there you can’t miss it. • -' - -
“Some years ago sororities were criticized for
feeing Undemocratic. They Were hot governed and
disciplined as they are ndw. they ftOW all work
together to improve the situation on all cam
puses.” Helen FrOelich of National Park College
commends the present trend Of Greek group co-
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CampusJJalendar —
Meeting for freshman Independ
ent party in 418 Old Main at 7:30
Penn State In China meeting to
be held in 303 Old Main at 4:10
PSCA freshmen women’s group
to sponsor “Information Please”
program in 304 Did Main at 7 p.m.
New beats for junior arid senior
edit men ori Collegiah stuff ate
posted in the Colegian office, 313
Old Main. They take effect today.
PSCA frosh council to meet in
304 Old Main at 8 p.m.
Studehts who have not yet .tried
out for Players may sign up at
Student Union today and tomor
row. .
■Meeting of candidates for busi
ness or editorial staff of Portfolio
in 315 Old Main at 7:30 p.m.
Penn State Glee Club tryouts
for tenor candidates in Room '4ll
Old Main at 7 p.m.
Organization meeting for mem
bers of Blue Band in Room 401
Old Main at 7 p.m.
Notice to graduate students: A
course in Scientific French will be
offered this semester on Monday
evenings in 304 Liberal Arts from
7:00 to 9:00 p. m. Those interest
ed please see Mi*. Bench, 302 Lib
eral Arts or attend the meeting
Monday evehihg September' 30. .
Important Notice Collegiah
subscription book with blanks
numbered from 3324 to 3340 has
been lost. If found, it shoiild be
returned to the Collegian office,
313 .Old- Main. Unless returned,
all subscriptions and 'dance tickets
under those numbers will be void.
Varsity basketball tryouts to be
held in Bee Hall between 6:30 and
7:15 p. m.
'44 Horticulture students y/ill
meet in Room 6, Horticulture
Building at 1 a. m.
Varsity and freshmen swim
ming candidates to meet at Phi
Epsilon Pi at 7:30.. ■
A meeting for all business soph
omore -staff candidates will be
held in 312 Old Main at 5:00 Old-
A course-in opera appreciation
wil meet' at 4 p.m. every Tues
day with ‘ first classes in 417 Old
Main today.
Claude Wickard, U. S. Secretary
of Agriculture will speak in
Schwab Auditorium at 7:00 p. m.
Makeup section for freshmen li
brary practice will'be held at the
new library Thursday, 7 p.m.
Ce-up Dorm £leds
(Mrs. Bart’s co-op dormitory
elected the following office’s last
Thursday: Grace G. Nayior ’42,:
president Gladys E. Mohn ’42,
vice-president, arid Annette M. In- i
galdi '43, secretary.
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Campus Representativ. Thot. W. Ainsworth.
TauXappa Epsilon, Then. 756
Blue Band
(Continued from page one)
Oboe—Walter J. Brethauer ’42.,
Bassoon—Glenn L. Bowers ’43.
E flat, clarinet —Joseph P. Men.-
ham,. Jr. ’4l.
Alto clarinet Lindsey Arison
’4L ' '
Bass clarinetr-Thomas J. Sica
B flat clar ine ts—Eugene V. Bow
man ’43, Drivid Crawford ’44, Rich
ard F. Ely ‘4l, Louise EngelbaUgh
’43, Walter C. Gwinner ’43, Robert
Kapp ’43, Robert Kochenour ’44,
Ralph Lyford ’44, Frank E. Mont
gomery ’43, William Nesbit ’42,
Robert W. Noll ’42, Richard H.
Pease ’43, Richard P. Ramsey ’4l,
John R. Schreiner ’43, Wilbur J. F.
Serfas ’42, Walter N. Shambach.
’42, Horace K. Shoeriberger ’43,
Benjamin Slovitef '44, Louis j.
Stadriik ’42, Earl B. Stavely Jr.
’42, Phillip L. White ’43, Richard
G. Whltehouse ’42, Robert Will
iams ’44, Frank W. Goss ’42, Patil
E. Moyer ’4l, Donald K. Struble
' Aito saxophone Lawrerice M.
Andres ’43, Donald Hess ’4l, Ro
bert ’44, "Eugene Scheftel ’4l.
Teridr saxophone—Allen Glaskin
’43, Robert Kough ’42.
Baritone saxophone Philip
Snare drums—Mo wry Goetz ’43,
Henry Jeter ’42, Donald Leyden
’4l, • Ross Ruiribaugh ’44, _ Robert
Saunders *42.. _
x Cymbals—-James Smith-’42, Ar
thur Swartley ’42.
Bass drum Emersoh Sortore
FiVe breeds of purebred ewes—*
Shropshire, Hampshire, Merino,
Southdown, and Cheviot—are kefct
in the Sheep Bath.