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With the Editor—
Question and Answer Quiz With
Collegian Giving Only the Questions
There are a lot of questions being asked these
days and there are a lot of answers. All ears,
but no mystic, the Collegian has picked up a
lot of the questions, few of answers. Its let
ters to the editor column will be glad to receive
and publish the latter.
It here publishes the questions.
1: Why can't an AA book be traded for a
reserved seat beside dad at tomorrow's football
game? Why did outsiders get several days
preference over students in the ticket sale?
.Why can't people who are perfectly sane,
taut Democrats, and others who are perfectly sane,
but Republicans, be allowed to hear what Mr.
Roosevelt and Mr. Winkle say when they appear
.cn the news reels at the local theatres?
3. Whf can't pajama parades be brought to a
halt,.foui being quite enough?
4. Why can't the discus throwers and shot put
ters on New Beaver Field practice in a section
where a slip of aim might not be so liable to kill
someone cis at their current spot near the en
5. Why is Recreation Hall closed on Sundays to
• students who would like to use it for games and
sports of iheir own?
6. Why can't the College buy its own buses to
transport athletic teams on away trips?
. 7. Why should professors be allowed to arbi
trarily change class hours from those scheduled
and thus exclude students who deserve to be al
lowed to i ake the course?
• , 8. Why don't more than 12 per cent of the stu
dents know the Alma Mater?
9. Why can't the street signs in the fraternity
:district remain standing through a pajama parade?
10: Why' was the ivy torn off the Kappa Alpha
- Theta house and the natural stone "improved"
with a coat of paint? And why weren't the sis
, ters consulted first?
11. Why can't something be done now about a
.plan to inspect and approve men's housing facili
' ties' in State College?
12. Why can't some action be taken on the last
;Iwo class • gifts, the outdoor recreation cabin and
the Lion Shrine?
13. Why can't rowdyism and high schoolism be
cut out of freshman class meetings and activities?
14. Why can't the students do something to
show their appreciation to President Hetzel for
the splendid service he has given the College din.-
ing his 14 years here?
15. Why can't student elections be held early
enough next year that understudies will be given
a chance to learn the jobs of their predecessors?
16. Why can't the students take advantage of
the borough's offer and obvious willingness to co
operate in any way possible in - matters of mutual
interest and to remove the borough officers from
their old roles as ogres?
17. Why can't a semester schedule with at least
two or three four o'clocks each week become a
reality as early, as next February?
18. Why can't the Class of 1941 graduate from
the Pennsylvania State University instead of the
Pennsylvania State College?
19. Why can't Harrisburg be prodded to still
more haste in the matter of equipping the Col
lege's new buildings?
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
'For A Setter Penn Slate" •
successor to the Pena State Collegian.. established 1904, and
the Free Lane., establikhed rssir
Friday Mornilig, October 4,. 19441
POfished daily -.except Sunday and . Monday during the
1 -4egolar College year by she studenby of The Pennsylvania
Stabs College., Entered as eeceed-ebegr matter July VW;
at the • post-office at State -College, Pa., under the set
:Meech AL Was. ' . • - ,
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- Adam: A. Smyser 111 LawrancirS.,Driawar.`4l.
Waimea"a Editor—alien L. Hemp' Ml:'-Marnitinii • Moir
—Robert •R. Lame NI: Sports Editor—Eitliard }NAM
: Ewan -Edina—William E. Fowler 'AI; Near, Lifter
—Edward .1. K. MeLoele '4l: Assistant Managing Editor
-Bayard Bloom '4l: Women's , Managing. Editor—Arita" 1..
Kaaren , *41.: Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe 'Pt.
Advertising Manager—John IL Thomas Clrculati on
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l: Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein '4l: Senior Secretary—Leslie R. Lewis '4l.
Junior Editorial Board--John A. Baer '42. R. Meilen
Gordon '42. Row B. Lehman '42. William J. McKnight '42.
Alice M. Murray '42. Pat Nagelberg ''42, Stanley Z. PoKemp
ner '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board:-Thonias W. Allison '62., Paul
,Goldberg '42. James E. McCaughey '42, T. Blair Wallace
*42, Margaret L. Embury '42, Virginia Ogden Fay E.
Graduate Counselor C. Russell Eck
Editorial and Business Office
313 Old Main Bldg.
Managing Editor This Issue Ralph C. Routsong '4l
News Editor This Issue William .1. McKnight '42
Sophomore Assist:tills Samuel L. Stroh. Jr., Nicholas W. Vaszy
119-121 South Frazier St.
PENNSYLVANIA AND DEFENSE
EDITOR'S NOTE:—This is the second of six
articles prepared by the School of Mineral In
dustries and released to the collegian. The ar
ticles will appear in this column on consecutive
By. DR. WILLIAM H. MYERS
Assistant Professor of Mineral Economics
As the nation's No. 1 processor of mineral pro
ducts, Pennsylvania is sure to occupy a key posi
tion in the current rearmament program. Evi
dence of this is to be seen already in the stepping
up. of production of coal and steel, the fundamen
tal sinews of war. Other Pennsylvania industries
similarly vital in defense and sure to be affected
include , petroleum, refractories, cement, alumi
nUm, tinplate, electrical equipMent, and fabricated
metal of alll types. •
What specific roles will our mineral industries
play in national defense? The answer is depend
ent naturally upon the extent of the program and
the speed with which it is carried out. Certainly
Pennsylvania's part will not be a small one, and
thousands of workers in the state will do their
share to carry it to successful completion.
Today's warfare is characterized above all by
the use of the internal combustion motor. Both
gasoline and Diesel motors are-in widespread use
in autos, trucks, tanks and airplane motors. While
no accurate figures are available, it is certain that
the horespower per soldier engaged in the present
European war is far in excess of anything known
in the past.
This utilization of mechanical energy-is depend-
Ent primarily upon steel and mineral fuels—the
very materials in which Pennsylvania leads. the
nation. Electrical equipment, • manufactured in
large quantities in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, is
also essential in all motor transportation.. • •
The blast furnaces of the United States have an
annual capacity of over 50 million tons of iron.
One third of this capacity is located in Pennsyl
vania. Stimulation of the steel industry directly,
for the production of munitions or for the neces
ary mechanical equipment to use them results in
growing activity in .all the services , of supply to
this giant of industries. More coal for coke, more
limestone for flux, more refrgctories for the fur
naces, is reflected by' increasing activity in the
mines and quarries of Pennsylvania:- Associated
with this is the inevitable increase in the demands
for skilled labor and technical men. _
Cement is another Pennsylvania product which
has direct military uses, principally for airfield
runways, roads, and fortifications. This state
supplies one-fifth of the national production: - -
Therefore, we find Pennsylvania prepared to
play a dual- role. The mines, quarries and petrol
eum wells of the Commonwealth will - continue to
supply most of the necessary raw materials. The
processing industries will reduce these crude ma
terials to useful form and combine them with oth
crs imported from areas outside the state to pro-
duce the basic requirements of rearmament.
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-, NEXT TO ' THE DAIRY STORE
S.enfor engineering lecture,
Room 110 Electrical Engineering
Building, 4:10 p.m.
All Engineering School -faculty
get-together, Room 219 Electrical
Engineering Building, 7:30 p.m.
All NYA workers, regardless of
whether they took the citizenship
affidavit, must take the oath of al
legiance in Room 403 Old Main
anytime from 9 a.m. to noon and
frorn 1:30 to 5 p.m. This is the last
Open victrola dance at Pi Kappa
Phi fraternity. ,
Association of Parents of Penn
Statb business meeting, Room 121
Liberal Arts Building immediately
after football game.
Football game, Bucknell vs.
Penn State, New Beaver Field, 2:00
"Margin for Error," Player's
show, Schwab Auditorium, 8:30 p.
Art exhibit,, College Art Gallery,
third floor of Main Engineering
Building, 8:30. a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Personnel athletic books for first
semester on sale at AA ticket of
fice, Room 107 Old Main until•
Chapel, Dr. Frank Kingdon, Rec
reation Hall, 11 a.m.
Pleq:te dinner, Nittany - tion Inn,
Though.it-.spreads across the entire nation,..the Bell
Telephone System is structure. - .;Yon : can
think of it as a. tree. •
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teleplit ii,sexAcciwthe v
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••• which, coOdbiatcs-..voenx...actisii
one ornitien.:aatesvfor imprevalirzethod..
pal Telephone Laboraii•ries.-z. whose: inactions - are
scientific research and development; Wesiern Eleetrie
...manufacturer and diributor for the system; Long
Lines Department of A.T. &T.... which interconnect&
the operating - companies,. and. handles Long Distance
and overseas telephone service.
With common policies and ideals, these Bell System
companies work as one to give you the finest, friend
liest telephone service ..: at lowest cost.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1940
Phi Beta Kappa Honorary
Requirements for eligibility to
Phi Beta Kappa to- be fulfilled by
graduating senior candidates have
Conditions for eligibility include
a two-year residence• requirement,
an average at least 2.5, and an evi
dence of a fairly wide range of in
terest in s!x subject-matter groups
in which six credits from each
group must , have been obtained.
The .subject-matter groups, of
which six shall' have been incluct
ed in the student's work are: bio
logical sciences, physical sciences,
• social studies, philosophy and psy
chology, mathematics, English
language, and literature, foreign
languages, and arts.
The liberal character of the
work, a general condition, mut
have been maintained, and at least
130 per cent. of the student's cred
its must have been earned in the
six chosen groups.
Alpha Delia Sigma meeting Phi
Gamma Delta, 8 p.m.
MONDAY: • •
•• Candidates for LaVie junior staff
report to Room 315 Old Main,, 4
p.m. Only juniors axe eligible.
Liberal Arts Council meeting,,
Room 305 Old Main,.o p.m.
The research at the department
of zoology and entomology is main
ly on the contror of Mseet pests. -I
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