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VOL. 37.—N0. 9
Wiekard Sees Agriculture
Ready For U. S. Defense
Secretary Lauds Work
Done Here For State
“Planned abundance” rather
than “planned scarcity” arranged
to give consumers adequate sup
plies and farmers a fair return has
prepared the agricultural industry
better than any other to play its
part in national defense, Claude
R. Wiekard, secretary of agricul
ture, said in a speech here last
About a thousand persons in-
cluding farmers from all over the
state heard the talk. President
- Ralph D. Hetzel introduced the
• In a plea for agricultural unity
a£ the first line of defense, Secre-
tary Wiekard asked whether “we
ever are going to be able to say
to ourselves that we are not our
brother’s keepers?” We must find
unity, he said, we must work v to
gether and we must think together.
Wiekard, who last month suc
ceeded Henry Wallace as secretary
of agriculture, praised both Penn-
sylvania agriculture and the Penn
sylvania State College in a speech
which marked his first visit to the
In his direct references to the
national defense, Wiekard pointed
out, “Our ever-normal granary
program has assured us of ade
quate reserves of foodstuffs and
fibers for any likely emergency,
and at the same time, our conser
vation program has stored in the
soil reserves;’# fertility, sufficient
for any call that may. be : made
upon American agriculture’s pro
ducing power.- Par. from being
‘planned scarcity’ the ever-nprmal
granary for the first time giVies the
American people ‘planned abund
“This program is so arranged as
to give consumers adequate sup
(Coniinued on page six)
At Local Polls
It was learned yesterday, fal
lowing the county commissioners
conference with Governor Arthur
H. James in Harrisburg, that all
of the voting places in State Col
lege-will probably be used for
There are three voting places in
the borough Borough Hall,
Storch Garage on East College
Avenue, and the College Heights
The county commissioners will
ask all election officials to assist
in the registration.
Centre County will have two
local conscription boards for two
sub-divisions. State College is in
the second division which will
have headquarters at Bellefonte.
Double Arf Exhibition
Open Until Dad's Day
The College'Art Gallery, Room
303 Main Engineering, is now
open with a double exhibition,
featuring 26 large photos of Mex
ican life circulated by the Amer
ican Federation of Arts.
The pictures will be here until
Dad’s Day, October 5, the'gallery
being open daily from 8:30 a. m.
until 8:30 p. m. except~Sunday.
The other exhibition'circulated
by the Pennsylvania Art Project
of Philadelphia, consists of a
group of water colors and prints
showing the technique of hand
ling in each case./ Michael Gal
lagher, Dox Thrash, Salvatore
Pinto, Claude Clark, Roswell
Weidner, and Hubert Meisbov
are among the artists represented.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA.
Special Issue Today
Nailed To All Parents
Today’s special issue of The
Daily Collegian is being publis
ed.in cooperation with the As
sociation of Parent’s of Penn
State to promote Dad’s Day. on
The issue has been published
this far in advance of Dad’s Day
so that the invitation to visit the
campus will reach parents early
enough that they will have time
to lay their plans.
The articles here are especi
ally directed at the 6,500 parents
who will receive copies. The
regular campus coverage is also
Six freshmen will appear on the
campus today at 1 p.m. wearing
various signs and contraptions be
cause they forgot to remove their
dinks while in Old Main.
Benjamin Sloviter with a tin
helmet on his head, will be ready
to duck at the cry “Air raid.” Lane
Pollack will be;advertising the fact
that freshmen must now enter and
leave Old Main at airtimes by the
frontdoor. ... .
Robert' W. BickeV'Who refused
to sing the Blue and White, will
be using his talent along a differ
ent line, that of playing Yankee
Doodle constantly on his flute. With
a turban on his head and his dink
on a pillow,-Edward F. Jones will
tour the campus wearing a sign
which reads, “Turbans in India,
no dinks in Old Main.”
The two other first week offend
ers to have penalties are Jacques
M. Schwartzberg and Leonard A.
Other business of Tribunal last
night consisted of granting exemp
tions from customs to the following
freshmen, who have previously
worn them. Eugene Harlacher,
James W. Wright, Jacob H. Walk
er, Richard H. Schiffner, John R.
Dewender, Lawrence M. Lucas,
George B. Plush,-Frank S. Degar,
Arthur J. Hepler.
An Apple For The Prexy
From Polisher Sfeidle
It all started last year at the first
meeting of the Council of Adminis
tration when President Hetzel com
plained that he didn’t get the pro
verbial red apple.
One of the 18 council members
decided to remedy the situation.
So yesterday, when Prexy Hetzel
called the first 1940-41 meeting to
order, he found on his desk an
elaborately wrapped bundle.
Inside the package was an apple
—a large, red one. The polisher
was among the missing until the
members did some .deducting. The
guilty one—Dean -Steidle!
Thirty Complete Course
Directed By Dr. Neyharf
Thirty supervisors, including
one official who has charge of 4,000
drivers, completed the second an
nual short course for motor ve
hicle Jieet supervisors given here
last week under the direction of
Dr. Amos E. Neyhart
Dr. Neyharf who is the origin
ator of the course,,is also adminis
trative head of the "College’s In
stitute of Public Safely..
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
Honor Roll Listed
Fifty three students in the
School of Chemistry and Physics
received honors for the second se
mester of the year 1939-1940.
Seniors: Frederick B. Augustine,
Gerald B. Bready, Laura J. Col
lins, Herbert S. Doroshow, John R.
Graham Jr., Robert W. Green,
George E. Inskeep, Carl H. Keller,
Rose Kozak, Lois T. Myers, George
H. Pyle, William G. Renshaw,
Stanton R. Rubin, Lionel B. Shaff
er, James W. Sheffer, Robert S.
Juniors: George P. Gressman,
William H. Hough, Howard L. Rit
ter, Oliver A. Shaeffer.
Sophomores: Jack A. Grebe,
Harry -H. Fall, Gloria E. Hansel,
John W. Healy, Abe Hodes, Thom
as B. Hoover, Howard B. Irvin,
Robert H. Kough, Robert D. Mat
thiew, Murray L. Schwartz, Louise
I. Wible, Leonard J. Wissow, Jean
Freshmen: Kenneth D. Bair, Al
bert M. Berseth, Margaret J.
Blackburn, Frederick P. Boody,
Earl Richard Booser, William W.
Cooner, James E. Deitzler, John
C. Dippenworth, Lewis W. Gibb
Jr., James E. Husted, Aimee R.
Krimmel, Edward J. Martin,'Johan
H. Norman, William C. Randall,
George W. Rusler, Donald L. Rus
sell, Donald C. Schissler, James A.
Space, Stanley Ulick, Donald J.
Eighteen students of the School
of Mineral Industries have made
the honor roll for the second se
mester of the academic year 1939-
1940, it was announced’ today. A
.2.5 average is required - for honor
Seniors: John A. Babcock, Jesse
W. Caum, John M. Kellberg, Dan
iel S. Lyons, John W. Myers, and
Kenneth W. Smith.
Juniors: Robert P. Aikman, John
H. Steeves, and George A. Thomp
Sophomores: Edward A. Kachik,
Paul Lazar, and John D. Morgan,
Freshmen: Vivien R. Burkhart,
Robert L. Hess, James H. Keeler,
James M. Krese, Andrew Rostosky,
and Edward H. Weltsch.
Student Union Wants
Names Ot Club Officers
In order to complete the Stu
dent Union Directory, the clubs
listed below should hand in the
names of their officers immediate
ly, George L. Donovan, assistant
manager, has announced.
The incompleted honorary fra
ternities are: Alpha Nu, astron
omy; Alpha Rho Omega, Russian;
lota Sigma Pi, women’s chemis
try; Phi Beta Kappa (local honor
ary); Phi Epsilon Kappa, physical
education; Sigma Pi Sigma, phy
sics; Theta Alpha Phi, dramatics;
Theta Sigma Phi, women’s journ
alism; Delta Alpha Delta, women’s
sports; Lakonides, women’s sports.
Other clubs or societies are:
Floral Club, 4-H Club, Poultry
Club, Red Wing Bird Society,
American Association of Univer
sity Professors, American Ceramic
Society (student branch), Ameri
can Chemical Society (central
Pennsylvania), Home Economics
Club, Les Sabreurs, Mineral In
dustries Society, Pre-Veterinary
Society, Horticulture Society, and
Social Problems Society.
Hammond To Speak
Dean Harry P. Hammond,
School of Engineering, will ad
dress senior engineers on “The
Engineering : Profession” -in Room
110 Electrical Engineering Build
ing at 4:10-p. m.-Friday. -
2/000 7 Will Visit
College/ Pugh Estimates
Plans Dads' Day
David B. Pugh, president of the
Association of Parents of Penn
State, has planned an extensive
program for all the fathers on Oc
tfjber 5. (For story, see column
Parents Will Meet
On Dad's Day
The members of the Penn State
Parent’s Association will hold their
annual business meeting in Room
121, Liberal Arts, at 4:45 p.m., on
Dads’ Day, Saturday, October. 5.
- In case the Penn State-Bucloiell
football game lasts later than 4:45
p.m., the meeting will be held im
mediately after the game. •
At the annual Dad’s Day meet
ing, the reports of the Association’s
committees will be heard, most
important of which include the
Loan and Nominations committees.
The members, parents of Penn
State students, will discuss prob
lems vital to the welfare of their
sons and daughters while in school.
A discussion of-housing facilities
in State College and on the cam
pus will probably occupy the most
important part of the agenda.
Officers and a new board of di
rectors will be elected to serve for
Because of - the many other
events parents will want to par
ticipate in, the business of the
meeting will probably be accom
Old Dad's Day Tradition
Dropped As Experiment
This year an old and established
Dads’ Day tradition is being abol
The cider party and smoker in
honor of Penn State fathers, usu
ally held in the Armory on the
night of Dads’ Day, is being dis
continued as an experiment, so
that no competition will be offer
ed to the many student-planned
entertainments for parents.
Originated to fill the need for
some form of entertainment on
the night of Dads’ Day, the Armory
party will be supplanted this year
by other entertainments provided
by fraternities, sororities,' and
other student organisations as the
Penn State Club and Philotes.
3 Horse Pulling Contest
Scheduled This Month
Three horse pulling contests to
be run off in Reading, Washing
ton, and Waterford Fairs, will be
conducted during the remainder
of September, according to Prof.
Charles A. Burge, livestock exten
sion expert and supervisor of the
College dynamometer used in
Program Is Planned
I ' A
Two thousand “dads” will visit
the College on Dad’s Day, October
5, it was estimated yesterday by
David B. Pugh, president of the
Association of Parents of Penn
State, as campus-wide entertain
ment plans progressed.
Chief among the entertainments
will probably be the football game
with Bucknell on New Beaver
Field at 2 p. m. The game will
open the Lion grid schedule and
sport fans expect to see one of
the most powerful Nittany elevens
All members of the Association
of Parents of Penn State have
been invited to attend a business
meeting of the association in
Room 121, Liberal Arts Building,
immediately after the football
f :■ 4
• The Penn State Players will
present their first 1940-41 show,
“Margin For Error,” an anti-Nazi
comedy, in Schwab Auditorium,
at 8:30 p. m., Saturday.
Dr. Frank Kingdon, President
of the University of Newark, will
speak at the Dad’s Day chapel
in Schwab Auditorium, at 11 a.
Fraternities, independent men’s
groups, and sororities will hold
special entertainments dinners,
smokers, and fireside meetings—
during the weekend.
Two art exhibitions will be on
display in the College Art Gallery,
on the - third -floors of the . Main-
Engineering Building. The gallery
will be open from 8:30 a. m., to
8:30 p. m., Saturday.
Predicting a possible room
scarcity over the weekend, Mp.
Pugh yesterday advised all stu
dents to obtain rooms for their'
parents as soon as possible.
Dad's Day Play
Cast Announced 1
The cast of the first 1940-41
Players production, “Margin For
Error,” was announced yesterday
by Frank S. Neusbaum, assistant
professor of dramatics.
“Margin for Error” will be given
in Schwab Auditorium at 8:30 p.m.
on Dad’s Day, October 5. Tickets
are priced at 75 cents each and will
be sold at Student Union beginning
Director Neusbaum also announ
ced that students who have not
yet tried out for Players may sign
up at Student Union today and to
morrow, for tryouts for coming
plays and for a student production
to be given on November 11 and
• The cast for “Margin for Error:”
Baumer, the German consul, Ro
bert Shellenberger ’44; Mrs. Baum
er, Barbara A. Davis ’43; Sophie,
the maid, Sybill J. Martin ’4l;
Baron von Alvenstor, Robert Rob
inson ’4l; Horst, the Bund leader,
Jacob Sacks ’4l; Tom Denny,
newspaper columnist, Donald R.
Taylor ’42; Dr. Jennings, Richard
Mock . ’44; and Moe Finklestein,
Leon Rabinowitz ’43.
A bit part, Captain Mulrooney,
has not yet been cast.
GSA Awards Contracts
The General State Authority
awarded contracts totalling $195,-
496, for laboratory and miscellan
eous equipment for the College
last Friday. The awarding of the
contracts brought closer the time
when the nine new buildings
erected by the General State
Authority could be put into full
Rain and Cooler.
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