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Dean Of Men
Speaks To Dads
In a special letter to Penn State
dads, A. R. Warnock, dean of men,
gave assurance to many inquisi
tive parents who are concerned
over the mental attitude of their
sons and daughters, and urged
them to come to the campus for
Dad’s Day activities and “see for
Despite world conditions and
uncertainty of present times, Dean
Warnock reported that Penn State
students are in a “happy frame of
mind and living and going to class
es under normal conditions.”
Dean Warnock has been dean
of men for Penn State students
since 1919. He was formerly as
sistant dean at the University of,
Illinois for 10 years. ]
His message to Penn State dadsi
I spent a considerable part of
the summer talking with parents
who were worried about what ef
fect the disturbed conditions of the
world might have on their chil
dren’s education this fall.
Their concern was natural under
the circumstances. Now that the
year has started, I am glad to re
port that their sons now on the
campus seem to be in a happy
frame of mind and to be living and
going to classes under normal con
ditions. Their morale is excellent.
I hope as many parents as can
do so will come to the campus and
see for themselves on the approach
ing Dad’s Day.
Phi Efa Sigma Honors
Phi Eta Sigma, the only general
freshman scholastic honorary so
ciety open to men on the campus,
requires ah average of 2.5 or over
and will take, new members. after
the end of the first semester.
The College chapter gives two
awards annually. One is a research
award to some member of the fac
ulty who has done distinguished
research without ■ benefit of aid.
The other is an award to a Phi
Eta Sigma senior who has disting
uished himself scholastically and
in activities of benefit to the Col
Phi Eta Sigma is a national so
ciety, having chapters at 47 col
leges and universities. The College
chapter was established in 1929.
Dr. Francis J. Tschan, professor
of medieval history, was origin
ally Phi Eta Sigma’s faculty ad
viser but was succeeded by Dr.
Franklin B. Krauss, associate pro
fessor of Latin, two years ago.
Mr. H. €. Rountree, State College, Pa.
Enclosed find check for memjbership dues* to the As
sociation of Parents of Penn State for the College year
1940-41 ($l.OO for each parent).
$2.00 —Mr. and Mrs
, Street City
Old Member !
New Member State >
♦This special copy of The Daily Collegian is mailed
to all parents of Penn State students through the co
operation of The Daily Collegian and the Association of
Parents of Penn State. The expense incurred has been
cheerfully undertaken in order that all parents be ih
formed of the events scheduled for Dad’s Day weekend
and in order that they might see for themselves the
normal student life on the campus as portrayed in the
; columns of the Collegian. Only through the dues secured
from members of the Association of Parents can we un
dertake these projects. As money is found available in the
- treasury, more additional- special* issues will he uhder-
itions Have Not Affected Students, Warnock Says
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"eLINOR L. WEAVER '~4l~
Expressing the hope that the
father of every coed would attend
the special Dad’s Day celebration
on the weekend of October 5,
Elinor L. Weaver ’4l, WSGA pres
ident, extended a hearty welcome
to all dads.
“Though this weekend has been
set aside as yours,” said Miss
Weaver, “we want you to know
that any day you come to Penn
State will be a special Dad’s Day.”
Although WSGA has planned no
special group activities for this
weekend, it is assured that every
father will be amply entertained
by his daughter.
A. R. Warnock
Dean of Men
Collegian r 4O Graduates
Secure Newspaper Jobs
Journalism students who served
on the senior editorial board of
last year’s Collegian have been
very successful in securing posi
tions on newspaper staffs.
Bill Engel, last year’s editor, is
reporting for the Harrisburg Eve
ning News and Manny Roth, man
aging editor, is editing two week
lies in Ridgefield, Conn. Sports edi
tor Bob Wilson is filling the same
position on the Centre Daily Times;
Bernie Newman is writing for the
Scranton Tribune; George Schless
was recently placed on the Will
iamsport Gazette-Bulletin; and
Brad Owens is on the Pittsburgh
Herb Nipson is freelancing in
Chicago while the whereabouts of
Paul Haldeman is not known.
Helen Camp, last year’s women’s
editor, is now working for the
Milk Control Board in Philadel
These Three Leaders Send Their Greetings To Penn State's Dads
:i 'S' S-B* V C.& I
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
(Dean of Men)
APPS Will Elect Officers
Af Meeting On Dads' Day
New officers and a new board
of directors for the Association
of Parents of Penn State will be
elected at the annual business
meeting in Room 121, Liberal
Arts, following the football
game on Dads’ Day, October 5.
The present officers are Dr.
David B. Pugh, State College,
President; Tom Nokes, Johns
town, vice president; and Harry
C. Rountree, State College, sec
This year’s board of directors
includes Robert E. Chew, Pitts
burgh; Samuel Fausold, Scott
dale; F. W. Haller, State Col
lege; George F. Hellick, Easton;
John O’Donnell, Oil City; Ray
Pursley, Lock Haven; Victor
Swanson, Wellsboro; • Joseph
Wagman, Pittsburgh; and F. D.
Admitted To College
From war-threatened Turkey,
Remzi Gurcay, of Istanbul, has
travelled 7,000 miles to study
horticulture at the College with
the object of improving vegetable
and fruit culture in his homeland.
Gurcay was admitted as a spe
cial student by Registrar William
S. Hoffman after his scholastic
credentials, written in Turkish,
were reviewed by the admission
officer_ of the American Univer
sity of Beirut, Syria. He plans to
take the regular four-year course.
A fair speaker of English, Gur
cay is only one of a group of
foreign students in Penn State’s
freshman class. Cora Bierbrauer,
of Zurich, ■ Switzerland, whose
father once lived in America, has
been accepted, along with others
from Yugoslavia, Puerto Rico,
Haiti, and the Philippines. More
than 90 per cent of the class,
however, are Pennsylvanians.
Reunion Is Planned _
Plans are under way for the
regular five-year reunion of two
ye a r agriculture students on
Alumni Day, October 12, Henry
F. Rhoads, Norristown, president
of the group, announced today.
Several thousand persons have,
taken two-year courses in agri
culture since they were first of
fered in 1906.
The main reunion session will
be held in Room 109, Agriculture
Building, at 10 a. m. Dr. Steven
son W. Fletcher, dean of the
School of Agriculture, and E. K.
Hibshman, alumni secretary, will
give short talks.
Poultry Confab Slated
The fourth annual business man
agement conference of-poultry and
egg cooperatives of the northeast
will be held in Atlantic City; Oc
tober 3 and 4,.Dn Kenneth Hood,
4he; pollege iajsdj. chaionalrjctf .-the
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Weekend To Dads
“October 5 is your day,” was the
welcome extended to Penn State
Dads yesterday by Arnold C.
Laich ’4l, All-College president.
Laich said in his statement,
“this whole weekend has been de
voted to you so that you might
become acquainted with the Penn
State campus and the energetic
spirit of the student body.”
Speaking in behalf of the stu
dents, Laich dedicated the week
end to the Dads “in appreciation
of all you have done for us.”
The complete text follows:
. October the fifth is your day;
we have dedicated it to you in ap
preciation of all you have done
for us. In fact, this whole week
end has been devoted to you that
you might become ■ acquainted
with the Penn State campus and
the energetic spirit of the student
It is in all sincerity that we in
vite you to visit with us, to relax,
and to enjoy yourselves. ,
And so, Dads, instead of our
coming home to you, it will be
your coming home to us.
To Hear Textile Experts
Approximately one hundred rep
resentatives from laundries and in
stitutions will attend the fourth'
annual Institutional Laundry Con
ference today in Room 110 Home
Among the prominent speakers
who will discuss practical laundry
problems including shrinkage,
color loss, and whiteness retention,
are Dean Frank C. Whitmore,
School of Chemistry and Physics,
and Dr. Pauline Mack, director of
Arrow Shirts Interwoven Socks
We welcome you to visit us and see the
styles that College Men prefer.
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•WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1940
Started In 1922
The Association of Parents of
Penn State was formed on May
20, 1922—Father’s Day—with the
express purpose of promoting
fraternal feeling among the par
ents of former and present stu
dents of the College and the best
interests of both the College and
The Associationhas the distinc
tion of being tjfjjlpnewest type of
auxiliary educational group in the
The idea of a parents’ associa
tion was suggested shortly before
the second annual Fathers’ Day
in- 1922. The suggestion caught
the imagination of the hundreds
of parents who visited State Col
lege that Fathers’ Day and almost
spontaneously a temporary orga
nization was perfected. That night
a drafting committee reported on
a constitution for the new group
at a mass meeting.
The new constitution was unan
imously adopted and a new or
ganization, the Association of
Parents of Penn State, was bom.
Since then, the Association has
continuously worked toward its
objectives in bettering Penn
State. One of its most recent cam
paigns was greatly responsible
for the erection of Frances Ather
ton’Dormitory for women.
Any parent of a Penn State
student, past, present, and even
future, can become a member.
Meetings are held annually on
Dad’s Day, this year falling on
October 5. - .
Besides promoting general stu
dent welfare, the Association
maintains a loan fund, from which
deserving students may borrow.
The Association publishes “Nit-"
tany Firesides,” which is sent to
all members. The Loan Fund,-
“Nittany Firesides,” and other in
cidental expenses are covered by
the one dollar membership fee
for each parent.
Lafayette To Refund
College Fees To Draftees
Lafayette College students were
assured yesterday that if they are
called for compulsory military
training the unused portion of
their fees will be refunded.
The Selective Service Training
Act provides that students may de
fer training until the end of the
academic year. The Lafayette plan
was proposed so that students
would not suffer financial loss if
they do respond to the call for
Three Nurses Appointed
Three nurses were added to the'
College Health Service medical
staff this fall, Dr. Joseph P. Rit
enour , director, has announced.
They are Sara Jane Taylor, Jane
Candy, and Lucille Weisser.*