The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 28, 1940, Image 2

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With the Editor—
" Where Can k Tired Liberal Rest
A Few Moments!' Brufzman Asks
EDITORIAL NOTE:—AII the editors who
served Collegian since 1925 have been invited
to write tire editorial they would most like to
address to Penn State students today. Not all
of them have responded.. The editorials of those
who have will appear in this column from time
to time.
Proprietor, The Commercial Press, Towanda, Pa,
It was great fun, a few years ago, being a Lib
eral. If you were a college student, you enlisted
as a member of the League against War and Fas
cism or the American Student Union, and there
you were. Any league against war and fascism
looks pretty funny today, and the A. S. U.’s re
fusal to condemn Russia’s agression has led to
suspicion that all is not well in that organization.
Communism, which counted many sincere sup
porters among idealists, received well-deserv'ed
repudiation when Stalin made his sordid deal
with Germany and began to absorb small neigh
boring states in' a definitely ‘imperialistic” man
The world apathetically watched French indus
trialists force the Popular Front government out
of power and join forces with the Tories of Eng
land to set the stage for what today looks like the
complete subjugation of human rights in Europe
under Hitler—who, incidentally, wasn’t gentleman
enough to enslave only his own people, but who
now has his greedy eye on the wage slaves of the
same Tories who assisted him to his present suc
The liberal looks around this country wonder
ing where to turn. Should it be to the Republi
cans? We know one well; when we think of his
. administration we think of four things—the abo
lition of firecrackers, castration of workmen’s
compensation, female labor in factories until mid
night, and the return of long underwear and high
button shoes to the place they deserve^in the
hearts of Americans.
Should it be to the Democrats, who have ad-,
mittedly accomplished much needed social re
forms, but largely through the aid of some of the,
rottenest city machines this country has ever
known? Should a liberal enthusiastically support
a policy that continues to permit large shipments
of scrap iron and oil to Japan, despite the current
hurrah about licensing.
And what do YOU highly eligible members of
the new $3O-a-month army think about it all, as
profit-hungry industrialists continue to sabotage
the country’s defense program? Are you ready
to die for Democracy and the Tin Supply while
Congress solemnly prepares to kick the cover off
the excess profits tax?
You’d better think these things through while
you’ve a chance in the isolation of collegeTife, for
when you emerge into the broad bible belts of
Pennsylvania, you’re liable to get all confused
by the praise still rising for the Almighty Dollar
and the Great Engineer. This very tired liberal
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian, established 1904, and
. t{je Free Lance, established 1887
Saturday Morning, September 28, 1940
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
regular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Entered as second-class matter July 6, 1934,
at the post-office at State College, Pa., under tie act of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Business Manager
Adam A. Smyser '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4l
Women’s Editor—Vera L. Kemp '4l; Managing Editor
—Robert H. Lane '4l; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'4l; News Editor —William E. Fowler '4l; Feature Editor.
—Edward J. K. McLorie '4l; Assistant Managing Bditoo —
Bayard Bloom '4l; Women’s Managing Editor—Arita L.
Hefferan ’4l; Women’s Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Richel ’4l.
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l; Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson ’4l ; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein ’4l Senior Secretary—Leslie Hi Lewis '4l.
Rssociafed Colieftide Press
Distributor of i
% Golleftiate Digest]
Junior - Editorial Board—John A. Baer '42, R. Helen
Gordon '42. Ross- B. Lehman '42, William J, McKnight 742,
Alice M. Murray '42, Pat Nagelberg ’4?, Stanley J. PoKctd
aer ’42, Jeanne C. Stiles. 142, '
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison *42, £mul
M. Goldberg '42.' James E. McCaiighey '42, T. Blair Wallace
742, Margaret L. Embury 12, ytcgaiiia Ogden *42, Sby'jr.
Itees /42.'
Graduate Counselor
Editorial'and Business Office
SIS Old'Main Bldg. '
Dipl, TU
Managing Editor This Issue —’—Stanley J.' PoKempner '42
News Editor This Issue _ Pat Nagelberg. '42
Women’s Editor This Issue Vera L. Kemp '4l
Sophomore Assistants ; -_Jack Olkoin, Clem Obits
.0. Rqssell
Dfoum " '
Before we go any further, I’d like to say a word
about Ned Wakeman. Some of you probably
never knew Wakie. might not know of him yet,
unless you read in Monday’s papers about two
men being killed in an airplane crash near Wilkes-
Barre and happened to notice that one of them
was E. A. Wakeman, Jr., Penn State ’4O. Well,
that was Wakie.
Wakie “made” this column frequently during
the four years or so he went to State. He was
mentioned frequently because he was doing' one
wacky thing or another all through College. Even
now when we, and I use the we collectively be
cause there are plenty of us, think of him it is with
a grin. A tear-dimmed grin, but still a grin. That
might sound disrespectful but it is not meant to
sound that way. If you really knew Wakie that
is the only way you could think of him.
He could dish it out and he could take it. Mostly
he look it. Like the time when he was a freshman
and was getting dressed for his ROTC parade de
but. He had everything on but his shoes, and as
usual about a minute to get to parade on time.
When he reached down to pick up his shoes they
didn’t budge. Some upperclassman had spiked
them to the floor. For two minutes he roared up
and down hall that freshman or no freshman he
was going to lick every blankety-blank upper
classman in the house. The next minute he was
laughing with his tormentors at his own comical
predicament. He could' dish out and ho could
take it.
Like all really big-hearted men, Wakie was as
gullible as they come. He could be taken in by
any coy coed of smooth-talking gent that ever
came down the pike. - And he knew it. If he liked
you, he liked you and all the dirty tricks you could
pull on him wouldn’t change that.
He was going to come down for houseparty, and
alumni day, and every other time he could get the
chance. He won’t be here now, but his jokes and
stories and expressions will be. And whenever
a story is told about' Wakie it will get a laugh and
wherever Wakie is he’ll laugh too. Because he
loved to laugh and he loved to make other people
laugh. So here’s to -you Wakie, it was -a- fluky
Off Our Chest
Speaking of people reminds us of Jack Heck,
he's a wise-cracker too. Jack is,- as he’s probably
already told you, boxing manager of the current
season. Jack is seeking a spot on the entourage
of lovely Betty Vincent, AOPi homeeccer. When
the gorgeous Miss Vincent was contacted on the
matter, she said, quote “Who’s he?” HaHa.
This line is directed solely at Miss Leslie Lewis,
belle of the Kat manse. Why, don’t you break
—down and give Bob Montz a break? Under that
rough exterior lies a heart of gold.
To all youse gals who are in doubt as to your
emotional appeal with boys, we recommend Dr.
Emil Axelson, Kappasig senior. With Ax you fall
into one of three categories. Cold, Casual, and
(hold your hats boys) Cozy. You might be a
peachy dancer, though, so_don’t lose hope.
Before we shut up shop and go on with our
studies, we have one more brainstorm. Why don’t
some you gals, who are playing the grass widow
for those alumni, get together and form a Satur
day night Sewing Circle? Those three lovely
seniors, Eleanor Benfer, Jo Condrin, and Jeanne
Smith, would be anxious to join. Or maybe Les
lie’s got the right idea after all, huh? "
“You cannot save democracy by military vic
tories. A democratic government depends upon
the disposition of the masses of the people. If the
masses have the will and the opportunity to rule
themselves, then you will have democracy. This
dreadful school Hitlerism is teaching German lib
erals to be more realistic, less sentimental, more
aware of their power and privileges. They see
now, since the alliance with Soviet Russia, that
anti-bolshevism was just a film to destroy trade
unions, that anti-semitism was afraud to deceive
the german people who do not bear the Jews
ill-will.” Dr. Arthur Rosenberg, exiled from the
University of predicts internal strife will
eventually end Nazi oppression.
- “Perhaps the most frightening, aspect oi modern
war is the intellectual blackout which it creates.'
One deles not have to subscribe to H. G. Wells’
grim prophecy that ‘mankind, which began, in a
cave and behind a windbreak, will end in the
disease-soaked ruins of a slum” but certainly the
night in Europe caimftt tje- lpqg, continued: without
the. saqrificq of quLtural/valjie? oft so V4St ascfde
that the, chance, o£ an enlightened and; gracious:
life, not alone, fOr- this generation 1 in Europe but
for the children and grandchildren of this genera
tion, will be irretrievably .lost.” Rockefeller Fount
dation’s President Raymond B. Fosdick voices
fears over the war’s cultural, destruction.
An informal pledge dance will
be held at the Sigma Pi Fraternity,
between 8:30 and 12 p.m. Admis
sion by invitation only.
Hillel Foundation membership
social at the Foundation building
at 133 W. Beaver avenue, between
8 and 12 p.m. New members'only.
Fanhellenic tea, Atherton Hall,
2 to 4 p.m. All freshman women
are urged to attend and sorority
women are requested not to wear
their pins.
; PSCA Cabinet "Retreat at CA
Cabin leaves from rear of Old
Main at 1:30 p.m.
Personnel athletic books for the
first semester will go on sale at the
Athletic Association: ticket office,
107 Old Main, beginning Monday.
THe sale will continue until noon
'Saturday, October 5. The price will
be $7 plus Federal tax.
■ Co-Recreation Day activities:
•Bicycle breakfast hike to WRA
Cabin, meet in front of Metzger’s,
•7 a.m. Contests in archery, bad
minton, golf, horseshoes, tennis,
ping pong, and volleyball, meet in
-front of Rec Hall. From 2 to 4 p.m.
An important meeting of the ac
tive and associate members of the
Penn State Players will be held in
Room 412 Old Main, at 3 p.m. to
All candidates for freshman and
varsity gymnastics and for gym
managerships should report to
Coach Gene Wettstone in Recrea
tion Hall at 4 p.m. Monday. Varsity
candidates arensked to bring their
sport excuses.
The first meeting of Forensic
Council will be held in 318 Old
Main, 4 p.m. Tuesday.
First meeting of ASCE will be
held at Camp Walker, C. E. survey
ing. camp, Monday evening. Cars
will leave Engineering F Parking
•lot at 6:45- p.m. Informal meeting
with refreshments.
Agriculture and home economics
students wishing to try out for the
Penn State Farmer are. invited to
an open meeting at the Alpha
Gamma Rho Fraternity at 7:30 p.m.
Freshman home economics stu
dents may attend.
Fraternities Reminded
To Report Dance Dates
Dates of fraternity dances,
house parties, and names- of
chaperones should be filed with
the dean of women’s office at
least one week before the event,
as . provided in undergraduate
regulations adopted by the Col
lege Senate.
Complete lists of fraternity
dances for the weekend will be
published each Friday in the
Daily Collegian provided dates
are filed by 4:30 p. m. Thurs-
. The Jordan Soil Fertility Plots
were established in 1881 and are
the oldest continuous plots in the
United States.
Member of
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
\ '
At The News
The story of Britain’s unsuccess
ful three-day seige of the French
West African port of Dakar may
have raised a question in the minds
of many as to why Dakar, rather
than . other . French-held African,
sea-coast cities, was singled out for
attack. The' answer is found in
the column of Major George Field
ing Eliot, author of ‘‘Ramparts We
According to Major Eliot, the
whole of French Africa south of
the Sahara would have been drag
ged down by the fall of that one
city, Dakar. Then, under British
and Free French control, that reg
ion would .have produced much
needed native troops and valuable
trade, not only with England but
with the United States.
It seems that this port is also
of extreme importance in the
scheme of British defense. In fact/
Major Eliot declares that it is even
directly important to us, for, being
at the narrowest point in the At
lantic, it would provide an excel
lent base from which to invade
the America. To the British it
would mean better resistance to
Axis attempts to penetrate the
African interior, a “shield” to the
Belgian Congo, and in general a
good support for operations, and
defense in that part of Africa held
by the Vichy government.
In'short, Dakar is an exceedingly
vital- military objective, and, as
Major Eliot also' observes, it seems
strange that Britain should hack
down in itsseige if there were any
possibility of success. _
However, there is one refreshing
note in the story of British with
drawal from Dakar; namely, the
fact that that story reached the
ears and eyes of the world through
regular English new.s channels.
This frankness might well m.ean
that there is less tampering with
the news- in Great .Britain and,
consequently, that more credence
may be given to British reports
than to Nazi' communications.
Granf Announces
(Continued from page one)
Second tenors—Albert Domart
’43, Andrew Federko ’44, Arthur
Jones ’42, William Little ’44, Cler
mont Powell ’44, Robert T. Struck
’42, ahd James Yeardley.- ! 44.
Baritones—Carroll G. Apple
man ’43, Howard Atwell ’44, Sam
uel F. Crabtree Jr.’42, Harold
Farver ’44, Albert' S. Johnson ’43,
.Thomas W. Mason Jr.'’43, William
P. Mirishall ’43, Robert Phillips
’44, Paul N. Teare Jr. ’43, Wesley
Wagner ’44, and Charles - Zierdt
’44. -
Basses James Brown ’44,
George Dorrance ’44, Richard
: Hartswick ’44, William W. Kins
ley ’43, George F. Kline ’42, Ralph
Lyford ’44, Walter H. Polak' ’43,
Henry H. Stoner '42, Leonard-Ur
quhart ’44.