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With the Editor —
fhe College Has Trimmed Its Sails
for A Storm That Lies Ahead
The College has trimmed its sails, President
JJetzel has announced. Until it can take stock of
itself in the new military situation facing Amer
ica it will attempt no expansions of program.
The draft is not immediately to affect college
Students—but it has immediately affected the Col
.In enrollment it has taken a toll of several hun
dred upperclassmen. The freshman class was in
creased 150 over last year and the total College
enrollment dropped about 150. These men presum
ably have been lost as volunteers to the army and
cyen more predominantly as recruits to industry,
now straining to fill defense orders.
The College has lost these students and the dol
lars they represent. Yet is unable to cut down on
its physical plant or on its staff without hurting
the students here. These students did not all drop
from one course or one curriculum, thus making
it possible to simply close down an uirused portion
of the institution and let the rest continued unaf
fected. Instead the .blow has been spread and its
effect will be spread.
If no more than 150 students are lost, the effect
is not likely to be very serious or very noticeable.
There is always the chance, however, that more
Will respond to army calls or to the industry’s
The freshman class admitted, largely for rea
sons of the draft, had a quota of 50 extra women.
If enrollment continues to drop off, the proportion
of women admitted is likely to be boosted even
higher and the restrictions on transfer admissions
are likely to be eased.
But insofar as these pleasures fail, and even in
sofar as they succeed tha C-fil&ge is going to be
affected. If more women are admitted the Col
lege is going to come to a crisis in the dormitory
problem sooner 'than it would have expected to.
If upperclassmen drop off iii any large numbers,
fraternities and other living groups are going to
ieel the pinch.
If outlays have to be cut, curricula are going to
he curtailed. If next year no new legislative ac
tion is taken on the draft, the College may have its
students drafted from time to time during the year
and its problems complicated accordingly. The
current draft deferment extends only to July 1,
3941. ' . .. . '
. • Already' the -threat of the draft has made its
■marks. The student placement bureau—thought
•assured —has gone toy the board in line with tire
policy of no expansions! Proposed expansions of
the extension program have been discarded. Ef
forts to put Henry Vamum Poor on the College
staff so that he could continue his mural around
the mezzanine in Old Main got the cold shoulder.
.Other similar extensions probably have met and
probably will continue to meet reversal.
The College may also have to change its cur
iiculum to offer courses and to prepare materials
which will meet defense needs. This may help the
College more than it will hurt. If the College
can, it no doubt will take advantage of vast de
fense outlays to make .plant expansions that will
serve in peace as well as in war.
A word in closing. We have talked a bit as
though the Second World War was on. It is. We
are in it to the end.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian, established 1904, and
the Free Lance, established 1887
Wednesday Morning, October 2, 1940
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
tegular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Entered as second-olass matter July 5. 1934.
at the post-office at State .College, Pa., under the act of
March 3, 1879.
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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
A LEAN AND HMGft LOOK |
We have no way of telling if any one ever- both- .
ers ,to wade through the hash we dish out every ,
week. As a matter of fact, we’d just as soon not j
know. We have our pride. But in the event -that i
any one read last week’s column, we must per
force offer some sort-of apology for the hayoc '
wrought by some dull-witted copy man. We
might use this as an .excuse to write a. bitter iam- ,
bic against copy men as a tribe; were we intoler- 1
ant, we should utter a black mass or two as a ges- ,
tuure of our contempt. But, as in the case of the ;
amoeba, despite their patent inutility, the copy j
men continue to exist. At any rate the chap who i
worked out on us last week did one fine job.
People would be surprised if they knew who j
was helping promote this year’s football pool. If j
we were to disclose names we would probably get I
our noble features battered to a pulp, and we were ;
never one to dispute the idea that discretion is the
Letter part of valor. But we did want you to :
know that you can make just loads and loads of
money playing the pool. If you’re a sucker.
It is high time some one mentioned the fact that ;
the local presidential mansion has had its face
lifted. One questions the wisdom of this act; the :
old facade blended so well with the Flamboyant j
Pennsylvanian motif of the engineering units. '
Now it is a wee -bit of old Virginia snuggled up j
behind the forging shop. ' ;
Consistent with contemporary political ethics is ;
the action of Sigma Nu’s boy Carney. Last year’s j
chairman of the freshman : Campus Clique, Dennis j
was scheduled for the shelf by reason of the Cam
pus debacle. Smart tactics demanded action, ergo j
Carney switched to the Independents; gave Cam- |
pus a neat out. Some thing happened last year !
'during senior elections, when fading Independents
scurried oyer to Campus. Some day some thought- :
ful chap will realize that the present political set
up is about as weird as Mrs. Murphey’s chowder; i
that the whole business doesn’t 'mean much of
anything, despite the glorious patter about student :
expression of opinion; that both the Campus and
the Independent cliques hand out the same line;
that there are as many Independents in .the Cam
pus clique as there are Fraternity, men'in the In- j
dependent clique. Then there will be Hell to pay.
We are not in the custom of naming'names in
this column. But for that fact we should; long
since have named pur choice for the fairest fresh
man lass; should, in very truth, have nominated
the maid of our choice for one of the several hun
dred Queens. But such is not our yvay. Young
ladies who are created royai, by command of the
gentlemen scholars, generally become frightfully
impressed with their own magnificence. We would
avoid this, and thus we simply name ladies-in
Exercising our prerogative, we create the Misses
Wickersham and Broderick .Ladies-m-waiting. Let
.who would, be Queen.
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Women’s Rifle Club meeting,
Room 3, White Hail, at .6:30 p. m.
- Freshman basketball and second;
assistant manager candidates re-,
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at 4 p. m. j
AIME mixer for Mineral Indus
tries students in MI Art Galiery.
at .7 p. m.
Last day for lion skin tryouts.!
Apply to Gene Wettstone in Rec!
Hall at 4 p. m.
Cwen meeting in WSGA room
in White -Hall, 6:45 p. m.
Open meeting for Ag.and Home
Ec students trying out for the
Penn State Farmer at Alpha Gam
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Druid meeting in 305 Old Main,
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1940
Bucknell Tickets On Sale
” Students desiring tickets for the
Bucknell game on Saturday can
obtain them at the box window of
the Athletic Association office in
-Old Main from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to
day, Harold R. Gilbert, _ assistant
to the graduate manager of ath
letics, announced yesterday. ( ‘
Liberal Arts faculty meeting in'
Room J.2I_LA Building, <4 p. m.
Blue Key honorary tapping in
front of .Ojd Main, 1-2:45 p. m.
PSCA .cabinet meeting in Hugh
Beaver Room at 8 p. m. •
Candidates for Portfolio busi
ness staff report Room'3ls Old
Main, 7:30 p. m.
Jewish students need, not wear
customs on Jewish holidays ex
cept during class hours.
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