The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 25, 1940, Image 5

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Women Receive Advice
On Sports For Dad’s Day
How to be Non-Afhletic
In One Painful Lesson
Now that Dad’s Day is almost
here, you’ll want to plan a special
program of sports for him. Being
an expert in arranging athletic
programs, especially for neglected
fathers,. I’d' like to hand down
some words of-advice."
I begin with the assumption that
you’re one of those versatile wo
men, equally unskilled in tennis,
golf, hiking and everything else
offered here in the line of sports.
Comes the 'big day and you start
with a strenuous hike to Mt. Nit
tahy' Dad is fully equipped with
hiking pack, breakfast food, and
knife. After missing all those short
cuts, getting lost in the woods, and
tearing your hose on some thorns,
you finally arrive at Mt. Nittany
and the conclusion that hitch-hik
ing is much more sporting.
Not to be discouraged, though,
you-manage a big smile and con
vince your father that you can beat
an ear off him in tennis. After
waiting ages for a court, you"drive
all your balls into the next court,
miss every - backhand and serve
doubles incessantly. Oh well, just
chalk that up to crowded condi
tions and deliberate on breaking
100—for nine holes of golf.
' Now this is one game where you
excel! You check your grip on the
club, foot placement, and fidget
nervously all set for at least a 200-
yard drive. But wouldn’t you know
it, you miss the ball completely!
Ho hum—must keep your eye on
the ball, chin down. Not so bad —
it’ll roll at least 25 more feet.
Darn that sand trap! Hmm, you
just can’t lift that one. Wouldn’t
you know it—overshot the green.
A 16-foot putt? Just your speed—
over the cup and . out!
Well, anyway you- broke 100—
not to mention your resolution not
to blame the clubs.. . ,
Blisters, discouragement, fatigue
just permeate your being, ‘but buck
up—you’re making dad happy!
Confidentially, though, how
about a quiet game of bridge?
'44 Ph. Ed. Majors
Form New Organization
At a meeting late last week
Freshman majors in Physical Ed
ucation and Athletics determined
officers for a newly formed organ
ization devoted to orientation and
social affairs.
Officers are as follows: President,
Casey Cummings; Vice President,
Frances Burke; Secretary, Jean
Stover; and Treasurer, William
McFarland. A picnic is to he held
Course On Latin America
Available This Semester
Geography of Latin America
(Geog. 441) will be taught this se
mester. The course represents an
opportunity to obtain a basic un
derstanding of a section of the
world that will probably attract
an increasing number of college
The Institute of Animal (Nutri
tion was established in 1907.
Collegian Queen —To Be Selected
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Activities Planned
For Dad's Pleasure
Football gnme, Penn State vs.
Bucknell, New Beaver Field, 2
p. m:
Association of Parents of
Penn State business meeting,
Room 121, Liberal Arts Build
ing, immediately after football
“Margin For Error,” Players’
show, Auditorium, 8:30 p. m.
- Fraternity, sorority, and in
dependent men’s groups’ enter
Dr. Frank Kingdon, President
of the University of Newark,
will speak in chapel, Audi
torium, 11 a. m.
Fraternity, sorority, and in
dependent men’s groups’ enter
Faddists Launch
Cheap Campaign
“Show your, colors!” the ads
“Wear your flag.on a compact,
cigarette case, or watch fob. Buy
red, white, and blue tie. pins or
bontonnieres. It’s the style!”
The current fad is to- wear
your patriotism. Receiving their
impetus from movie shorts that
vitalize our American fathers’
hardships and depict European
militaristic activities, fad di st s
commmercialized on the cheapest
patriotic campaign in the coun
. Granted that we are devoted to
America. Granted that we should
adhere to American ideals more
religiously than ever. Granted
that we should have national un
ity and strength by thinking in
terms of America.
But resorting to such chauvin
ism does not prove our love for
American democracy. We don’t
wear Americanism on our sleeve.
Graduate Sets Example
For Student Engineers
Engineering students who were
graduated last June had a remind
er that their first job, however
minor, might lead ultimately to
the presidency of the company.
A professor, citing a number of
Penn State engineering graduates
who now hold-key executive posts,
pointed to the case of Clarence G.
Stoll, electrical engineering, class
of 1903,.-who is now president of
the Western Electric Co.
Stoll started out as a student
apprentice for Western Electric
immediately after his graduation.
Remaining with that company
continuously, he rose through var
ious offices to become vice presi
dent in charge of operations, and
finally., president. His home dur
ing college days was at Mount
To the Annual
Friday, October 11
Don’t Forget About The
Traditions Slowly
Fading Into Past
With the trend during the past
ten years toward streamlined,
“modern” education, many col
leges have seen cherished tradi
tions go by the board. Penn State,
too, has lost many of its old tra
ditions, though for perhaps dif
ferent reasons.
Gone are the days of the
“scraps” w'hen upperclassmen—
mostly sophomores, we are told—
and freshmen battled for their re
spective “honors.”
However, the type of traditions
that have been dropped, when
contrasted with the ones retained,
shows that the days of apparently
senseless college hazing are rap
idly passing from the’scene.
Still observed at Penn State is
the yearly* Class Day, class reun
ions, Alumni Homecoming, and—
most important of all, at least to
freshman —the customs imposed
on new students.
Probably one of the oldest Penn
State traditions is the “stay-off
the-grass” ukase. Few can re
member when upperclassmen and
freshmen alike were not warned
to keep the verdant lawns that
College customs as listed in the
Student Handbook have changed
slightly from time to time, al
though most of them have existed
for years in one form or another.
Of course, Penn State house
parties have been a tradition for
many years.
Students Think Schools
Should Be Realistic
School teachers and principals
enrolled in the Summer Session
seminar in secondary education
wanted to know., what students
themselves think of the schools —
so they went out and asked them.
In interviews with a group of
1940 graduates of the State College
high -school, and with:.a group of
boys in a nearby CCC camp, they
found a common feeling that
school has not helped them enough
with real-life problems getting
jobs and meeting everyday situ
ations. Another frequent criticism
was that subjects are taught from
the teacher’s viewpoint instead of
the student’s.
Donald McNassor, University of
Chicago research assistant, who
was a member of the seminar staff,
said the replies were so significant
that they will be published, in
pamphlet form.
Revision of high school curricula
to fit present-day needs of “non
academic” students was the main
theme of the seminar, which was
sponsored by the Pennsylvania
Association of Secondary School
Principals and knowir officially as
the Pennsylvania Workshop. More
than 100 teachers were enrolled
in the six-weeks study.
European News Affects
Geography Courses Here
North and South America are
to be, especially emphasized in
geography courses during the first
semester, Dr. Raymond E. Murphy,
associate professor of geography,
has announced. This fits into the
pattern of revived interest in this
hemisphere since the outbreak of
war abroad.
The course in North American
geography, listed as Geography 30,
includes a description of the indus
tries, farm's, forests, towns, and
highways. The South American
course, Geography 441, open to
students of junior or higher stand
ing, will be offered by Dr. Henry
J. Bruman, a new member of the
faculty, who has travelled and
studied extensively in Latin Am
W. A. Broyles Appoinfi
President {Ralph D. Hetzel
approved the designation'of
William A. Broyles to be acting
head of the department of rurr
education of the College during '
year’s leave of absence granted
Prof. H; S.jrßnmnerlV-The, lat
will spendihis leave; at: Ohio State
Thanksgiving Pay Moved
Back To November 28
President Roosevelt, the' Stu
dent Handbook, and the College
Catalog notwithstanding, we will
observe Thanksgiving on its tra
ditional date, November 28, in
stead of the earlier date, Novem
ber 21.
This decision was made by the
College Senate on June 6 after
Governor James announced that
Pennsylvania would not observe
President Roosevelt’s Thanksgiv
ing on November 21.
Since the College Catalog and
the Student Handbook went to
press before the change in dates,
both carry erroneous dates.
Arrangements are being made
by PSCA to have the date af Dr.
Paul Poponoe’s address, originally
scheduled for November 29,
changed to a more suitable time.
Harvest Ball, listed on Novem
ber 30 by the Student Handbook,
has not actually been set for any
definite date by the All-College
Cabinet. Action on this and other
dances throughout the College
year will be taken sometime dur
ing the first few weeks of school.
'Water Flooding'
Research Extended
Two new members have been
added to the research staff experi
menting with petroleum “water
flooding” methods in the Mineral
Industries Experiment Station.
They are Dr. Ralph F. Nielson,
oil research engineer from Tulsa,
Okla., and John A. Chamberlain,
who previously was engaged in
testing petroleum products for the
Pennsylvania Department of High
The additions bring to six the
number of men engaged in water
flooding research at Penn State.
The purpose of the investigation is
to increase the efficiency of this
method of secondary petroleum re
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Statement of Ownership
GRESS OF AUGUST 24, 1912. Of
The Daily Collegian, published daily at)
State College, Penna., for October 1*
State of Pennsylvania ss.
County of Centre.
Before me, a notary public, in ami Jforj
the State and county aforesaid, person
ally appeared C. Russell Eck, who, hav
ing been duly sworn according to law,
deposes and says that he is the Graduate
Counselor of The Daily Collegian and that
the following is, to the best of his knowl
edge and belief, a true statement of the
ownership, management, etc., of the aforo*
said publication for the date shown ini
the above caption, required by the Act of
August 24,. 1912, embodied in section 449,
Postal Laws and Regulations, to wit:
1. That the names and addresses of the
publisher, managing editor, and business
managers are: Publisher, Collegian Inc.,
State College, Penna.; Editor, Adam A.
Smyser, State College, Penna.; Managing
Editor, Robert H. Lane, State College,
Penna.; Business Manager Lawrence S.
Driever, State College, Penna.
2. That the owners are: CoHeftian,
Inc., a non-profit corporation;
Braton Gardner; Treasurer, Neil Flem
ing ;. Secretary, Adam A. Smyser—aU of
State College, Penna.
3. That the known bondholders, mort
gagees, and other security holders, own
ing or holding 1 per cent or. more of total
amount of bonds, mortgages, or other se
curities are: None.
4. That the two paragraphs next above,
giving the names of the owners, stock
holders, and security holders, if any, con
tain not only the list of stockholders and
security holders as they appear upon the
books of the company but also, in caacfr
where the stockholder or- security holder
appears upon the books of the company
as trustee or in any other judiciary rela
tion, the name of the person or corpora
tion for whom such trustee is acting, is
given; also that the said two paragraphs
contain statements embracing affiant's
full knowledge and belief as to the cir
cumstances and conditions under which
stockholders and security holders who do
not appear upon the books of the com
pany as trustees, hold stock and securi
ties in a capacity other than that of a
bona fide owner; and this affiant has no
reason to believe that any other person,
association, or corporation has any inter
est direct or indirect in the said stock,
bonds, or other securities than as so Btated
by him.
5. That the average ‘ number of copter*
of each issue of this publication sold or
distributed, through the mails or other
wise to paid subscribers during the six
months preceding the date shown is none
since it is a new publication as of Sep
tember, 1940.
Graduate Counselor.
Sworn to and subscribed before nae
this 20th day of September, 1940.
(My commission expires February 19, 1940);
"For A Better Penn State”
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