The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, October 04, 1940, Image 5

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Publicity Hints ,
Given By Editor
"An institution secures the most
desirable publicity. for its research
when, from the president down to
the • youngest assistant, the value
of such publicity to the institution
as a whole and. to each individual
researcher is - thoroughly appreciat
This statement was made by
Howard W. Blakeslee, science edi
tor of the Associated Press, who
among other prominent represen
tatives of news agencies attended
the joint meeting of five psychol
ogy and speech associations held
here recently. •
• Blakeslee continued, ":LT n de r
such conditions full cooperation
between . faculty members and the
news service of the institution f9l
lows as a matter of course."
In' a frank discussion among
members of the society, the repre
sentative outlined seven sugges
tions for publicizing the scientific
activities of the institution.
In the light of the proffered sug
gestions the department of public
information proposes to place a
renewed and possibly enlarged
emphasis upon the news of scien
tific and research activities. Mem
bers of the staff will be called upon
more eequently to . cooperate in
the news publicity program.
A photo record of the research
activities in all the major depart
ments is proposed to familiarize
members of our own staff with
what is taking place on our own
campus in other departments.
Through the co-operation of the
library, occasional photographic
exhibits are .planned, supported by
descriptive captions in which em
phasis will be placed upon infor
mational aspects of the photo
About 800 acres of the College
farms are devoted to forestry re
Central Penna. Has. Its
Ist Grand Opera In Decade
The Metropolitan Opera Co. of
New York City will present Ros
sini's gay opera "The Barber of
Seville" in Harrisburg, Thursday,
October 17, 1940 at 8:30 p.m. in
"The Forum!' of the Education
Building featuring the beautiful
young star, Hilde Reggiani, in the
role of "Rosina" - and 'Carlos Ra-,
mirez as "Figaro." Both of these
young stars are just 26 years old
and already have made an enviable
place for themselves Grand
Gay stage settings, colorful cos
tumes, beautiful lighting effects
and two grand pianos make this
performance one of Central Penn
sylvania's highlights of the Fall
Tickets are on sale now. Single
performance—singles-43.30, $2.75
and $2.20. Season—s7.7o, $6.60 and
$5.50. Special student rates• of $2.00
per and special student sections
are available. Write to Minerva
Stokestine, 8 North Market Square,
Harrisburg, Pa.;
Senate Adopts College Calendar
1940-41 -
Sept. 12, Thur.—Freshman Week begins 8 a. m.
Sept. 16-17, Mon.-Tu.—Registration, First Semester
Sept. 18, Wed:—Freshman Week ends, 11:50 a. m.
Sept. 18, Wed—First Semester begins 1:10 p. m.
Sept. 20, Fri.—Payment of Fees, Freshmen
Sept. 26-27, Thur.-Fri—Payment of Fees, Upper Classes
Oct. 12, Sat.—Alumni Homecoming Day
Nov. 13, Wed.--Midsemester Below-grade Reports 1:10 p.m
Nov. 27, Wed.—Thanksgiving Recess begins, 11:50 a. m.
Dec. 2, Mon.—Thanksgiving Recess ends, 8 a. m.
Dec. 21, Sat. Christmas Recess begins, 11:50 a. m.
Jan. 6,, Mon.—Christmas Recess ends, 8 a. m.
Jan. 20, Mon—Examinations begin 8 a. m.
Jan. 28, Tu.,—Midyear Commencement 8 p. m.
Jan. 29, Wed.—First Semester ends 11:50 a. m.
Feb. 3, Mon.—Midyear Recess ends -8 a. m.
Feb. 3-4, Mon.-Tp.—Registration, Second Semester
Feb. 5, Wed.—Second Semester begins 1:10 p. m.
Feb. 13-14, Thur.-Fri—Payment of Fees ,
Apr. 2, Wed.—Midsemester Below-grade Reports 1:10 p. m
Apr. 9, Wed—Easter Recess begins 11:50 a. in.
Apr. 16, Wed.--Easter Recess ends 1:10 p. m.
May 27, Tu.—Examinations begin 8 a. in.
May 30, Fri.—Memorial Day Recess
June 5, Thur.—Secpnd Semester ends 5 p. m.
June 8, Sun.—Baccalaureate. Day
June 9, Mon.—Commencement Day, Class Day
August Industry
In Pa. Improves
Pennsylvania industrial' activ
ity in August was at the_highest
peak for that month since August,
1929, with the single
% exception of
August, 1937, the Pennsylvania
Business Survey published here
revealed yesterday. According to
present indications, September ac
tivity should be the greatest for
any September since 1929, the re
port predicted.
Improvement this August over
a year ago was the greatest in the
durable goods industries and cen
ters, especially where war orders
were being' filled. Striking gains
were made in steel cities. In gen
eral, the western part of the state
fared better than the eastern part.
Industrial activity as a whole was
nearly 17 per cent greater than in
the previous August.
All major cities of the state had
better August business than they
did a year ago, the report stated.
The best increase was found at
The trend of business so far in
September has been upward, with
steel production again leading the
expansion. The gains for August
are summarized as follows:
' 0 Per Cent
Eastern• Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh steel production .51
Automobile and truck sales 20
Bituminous coal production 20
Factory payrolls
Life insurance sales
Factory empldyment
Newspaper advertiisng .... 2
Shape of Things to Come?
Take a good look at this American air raid shelter which A. C.
Shire, technical director of the U. S. Housing Authority, is peeking
into in Washington. You're likely to see it again, for federal en—
gineers are studying it with view toward inclusion in low-rent
housing projects and War Department will soon issue pamphlets
giving citizens plvice,pn,„slielter pTepifati9n._ , _
Forestry School Plans
Program For Alumni
A "housewarming" in the new
Forestry building at the Pennsyl
vania State College is announced
by the department of forestry as a
part of the College's annual Alum
ni Homecoming festivities on Oc
tober 12. All alumni and former
forestry students are invited.
An outing and program will be
held on Friday afternoon, October
11; at Stone Valley, the new re
search forest. Principal guest at an
alumni dinner that evening will
be Henry S. Graves, former Chief
United States Forester, now dean
emeritus of the Yale School of For
estry. On Saturday morning the
new building will be open for in
spection, and a meeting will be
held of the recently formed for
esters' alumni association.
Crossley Issues Call For
Amateur Radio Operators
All - students who are amateur
radio operators and who wish to
become affiliated with the College
radio station should send their let
ters of application to Prof., Gilbert
L. Crossley before Thursday.
Successful applicants will be
come assistant operators of the
College station WBYA and the
army alternate net control station
Applications should state exper
ience, call letters of student's own
station and grade of- license appli
cant holds.
Until 1932 Patterson Hall hous
ed the department of dairy hus
bandry and the College creamery.
Popular Food Beliefs
Blasted By Ag Prof
Contrary to popular belief, pro
tein in normal diets is not condu
cive to discomfort in warm weath
er. This is the finding of Dr. E. B.
Forbes, director of the Institute of
Animal Nutrition.
With diets varying in protein
content but having the same gross
calorie value as the protein content
increases the heat stimulating ef
fect decreases, Dr. Forbes revealed.
Six sets of experiments-involv
ing hundreds of albino rats led to
that conclusion, and also showed
the reason, which is that protein is
less completely utilized than are
carbohydrates such as starch and
sugar, and the fats. Therefore, - the
higher the protein content of diets
of the same gross calorie value,
the less will be the quantity of
energy-producing nutriment actu
ally available in nutrition. Furth
ermore, the high heat stimulating
effect characteristic of protein fed
by itself is not in evidence if the
protein is fed in a normal, mixed
To be comfortable in hot weath
er, says Dr. Forbes, eat plenty of
fruits and vegetables, and lean
meat as usual, but be conservative
in the total quantity of food, and
in fat, starch, and sugar consump
To be sparing in the eating of
fat without undesirable restriction
of vitamin A intake, he said, it is
well to bear in mind that the body
fat of most meat animals, and the
,fats, are relatively poor
in vitamin . A while butter is com
paratively rich in this principle.
Davis Publishes
Sociology Paper
Dr. Kingsley Davis, associate
professor of sociology, has recently
written a paper entitled, "The So
ciology of Parent-Youth Conflict."
The question: Why does contemp
orary western civilization manifest
an extraordinary amount of par
ent-adolescent conflict? is answer
ed therein.
Dr. Davis concludes that the con
flict "results from the interaction
of certain universals of the parent
child relation and .certain varia
bles, the values of which are pecu
liar to modern culture ...
The universals are (1) the basic
age or birth-cycle differential be
tween parent and child, (2) the
decelerating rate of socialization
with advancing age, and (3) the
resulting intrinsic differences be
tween old and young on the physio
logical, psychosocial, and sociolog
ical planes.
The following four complex var
iables are important: (1) the rate of
social change; (2) the extent of
complexity in the social structure;
(3) the degree of integration in the
culture; and (4) the velocity of
movement (e.g., vertical mobility)
within the structure and its rela
tion to the cultural values."
A 25-year test of shingles and
shingle nails has been completed
by the forestry department.
A Common Expression In Town
And On Campus
' You Can Get It At Metigers ,
Our store is fully equipped to take care
of the needs of your sons and daugh
ters in Text Books and Student Supplies
of every description.
Athletic Goods
Cameras Films Photo Supplies
Beer Considered
Basic By Natives
Wines and beers in an amazing
variety—many of them of bad taste
and worse smell were used
abundantly by the aboriginal
tribes of Latin America, says 1)r.
Henry J. Bruman, newly-appoint•-
ed instructor in geography.
Basing his observations on field
trips and research conducted in
preparation for his doctoral dis
sertation at the University of Cali
fornia, Dr. Bruman revealed that
drunkenness at prescribed times
was a ritualistic duty in a number
of native societies.
"Among a few groups, drunken
parties were basic to the whole
economic system," he said. "Thus,
among the Tarahumar of northern
Mexico, when a, man wanted to-get
some work done, such as building
a house or harvesting a field, he
would send invitations to all his
neighbors. After brewing a great
batch of corn beer, and gradually
submerging their Indian stolidity
lin a day or two of drinking, they
would set to work and finish the
job in short order."
The use of these Latin American
drinks, which were made variously
from corn, cornstalks, century
plants, cactus fruit, mesquite, wild
honey, pineapples, or palm sap,
extended as far north as southern
Arizona and as far south as central
South America, said Dr. Bruman.
While these conditions prevailed
mainly at the time of the arrival
of the Spaniards, a knowledge o:e
them is useful in studying the geo
graphy and culture of the region,
he said, because Indians still com
prise much .of the population. Dr.
Bruman will teach courses in Latin
American geography.
Solt Coal Production
Tops Anthracite Output
Soft coal miners produce con
siderably more coal per day than
anthracite workers, according to
figures revealed by Dr. W. M. My
ers of the Mineral Industries Ex
periment Station.
The bituminous production per
man-day in 1936 amounted to
slightly more than 4 1 / 2 tons per
day as compared to approximately
244 tons for each anthracite work
er. In 1890 the corresponding
outputs were 2 1 / 2 tons bituminous
and slightly less than 2 tons an
. . A
Drive-in Theatre
"Boy of the Streets"
Jackie Cooper,
Maureen O'Connor
Sit In Your Car—See and.
Hear the Movies
l mile west of State Collego
On Route 322