The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, October 02, 1940, Image 2
PAGE TWO 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 lege. .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 gilded beckoning. 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. 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 .\’l; News Editor—William E. Fowler .’4l: Feature Editor. —Edward J. K. McLorie '4l: Assistant Managing Editor— Rayard Bloom ’4l; Managing Editor—Arita L. Hefferan ’’4l; Women’s Promotion' Manager—Edythe B. Rickel '4l. . • Advertising Manager—John Jff. Thomas '4l; Circulation kana£er—Robert G. ‘Robinson *4l; Senior -Sedi^tanr--Ruth Goldstein '4l; Senior Seoretary~l*slie H. Lewjte *h Junior Editorial Board —■'John A. ..Cordon M 2. Ross R. Xetunan M 2; Mice M. Jjlurray '42. -Pat Nagelbra Stanley J. fdKetnp 'fer/42. Jeanne C. Stiles M&' _ * ... _ t V Junifcr Business v Board— W. ARison 42, P^nl w* ■ Bees'.*49.‘- . ' ' '• Editorial and Business .Office 313 Old Main Bldg. Dial 711 Managing Editor This Issue News Editor This Issue Women's Issue Editor Koph-*:nor» Assistants C. Bussell Ecfc JJowntowi' >Qlftce 119-121 South Frazier St. 1 • T ‘ r Dial 4372' ' Rose B. Lehman M 2 Ralph C. Routsong Ml Jeanne C. Stiles *42 .Robert R. Sieger, Robert Schoolcy THE DAILY COLLEGIAN | A LEAN AND HMGft LOOK | iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiniuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiii 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. 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