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Established 1887 ‘‘i
VOL. 37—No. 18
In Student Draft
Details, including hours, for stu-;
dent draft registration in the
Armory on October 16 were an
nounced yesterday by Edward K.
Hibshman, chairman of the Col
lege draft committee.
Registration hours will be from
7 a. m. to 9 p. m. Students will
be asked to register at certain
hours according to the following
A-Car 11 a. m. to 12 noon
Rut-Te 4 to 5 p. m.
Th-Z 8 to 9 a. m.
Times at which the different
groups will register were deter
mined under the supervision of
Ray V. Watkins, scheduling offi
cer, who had Robert W. Russell
'4l draw the hours by lot.
Students will be excused from
classes only at the hours they are
scheduled to register. Arrange
ments foi issuing excuses have not
yet been made.
Registration hours for which no
group is scheduled will be used to
register stndents who fail to en
roll at the proper times.
Students confined to their
homes by illness on Registration
Day should telephone the regis
tration committee in the Armory.
-Special - arrangements will be
made to register these personi.
Sample registration forms are
now available at Student Union.
" Students required to register
should obtain a form, fill it out in
pencil and report at the Armory
The penalty for failure to regis
ter, Mr. Hibshman pointed out, is
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On U.S. Commillee
Dean Harry P. Hammond of the
Engineering School was appointed
on Advisory Committee to the U.
S. Office of Education on Engin
eering Training for National De
fense, it was announced yesterday
by John W. Studebaker, U. S. Com
missioner of Education. •
Member: of the committee re
present leading schools and col
leges and will advise the U. S. Of
fice .of Education on matters of
policy affecting the national de
fense training program in engin
Audrey A. Potter, dean of the
Engineering School at Purdue Un
iversity is committee chairman.
He is ex-president of the Amer
ican Society of Mechanical Engin
eering, the Society for the Promo
tion of Engineering Education,
and tie American Engineering
Council. In his capacity as chair
man he will appraise national de
fense occupations requiring per
sonnel with engineering training,
and will assist in .developing a na
tional program of engineering
training for defense purposes.
M E Enrollment Jumps
Fifty-one more freshmen lare
enrolled in mechanical engineer
ing this year than last, according
to-Prof. Harold A. Everett. Of the
176 first-year students, 141 are
enrolled here and an additiorpal 35
are at 'Mont Alto. '•
Lad OF School Spirit At Football
Games Decried By Walt Sottung
"The exhibition of school spirit
at the football game Saturday aft
ernoon was the worst I have ever
seen at Penn State," Walt Sottung,
head cheerleader, said yesterday.
"There was no response to the
cheers, the songs, even the Alma
Mater," he declared.
Contending that many outsiders
asked if State had a "deaf and
dumb unit" for a cheering section,
Sottung pointed to the recent sur
vey that only 12 per cent of _the
student body knew the Nittany
"If the State games are to seem
More like collegiate football and
less like pro games, there will
have to be more volume to the
students' enthusiasm and cheers,"
1 to 2 p. m.
2 to 3 p. m
10 to 11, a. m
..3 to 4 , p. m
.9 to 10 a. m
Accepted By CAA
Forty preliminary candidates
have been chosen for CAA train
ing, according to a report received
yesterday from Prof. Harold A.
Everett, head of ,the College CAA
program... Of the 40 candidates,
the quota of 30 will be- filled by
those showing the best results in
the physical. examination and
flight reaction test.
Ground-school classes began
last night, while physical exami
nations and flight reaction tests
are slated to begin today.
Following are the applicants
who have been. aeleeted:
Betty Anne Albright '4l, Wil
liam D. Beard '42, David A. Boore
'42, Glenn L. Bowers '43, James
E. Bryson '4l, Allen G. Butler '4l,
Mildred E. Coyle '4l,
Davies '42, Ralph A. Decker '4l,
Alvin C. Dill Jr. '4l, William J.
Dorworth '4l, Robert E. Eisiming
er Jr. '4i, George W. Ferguson '42,
Russel D. Freyermuth 542, Don
ald E. Horst '4l, Morton E. Jen
kins '4l, Owen John '4l, Don C.
Johnston '4l, David N. Kellogg,
William S. Kirkpatrick '4l, Casi
mer Krauser '42, Mike }yak '4l,
Rolland S. Mangel '4l, Dante V.
Morel '4l, Perry M. Mumford '4l,
Lavern M. Nelson '4l, Waiter A.
Nicholson '4l, Darwin B. Palmer
'43, George A. Peyton Jr. '43, Irv
ing P. Polak '43, Martha M. Ris
singer '42, Ellen M. Ritts '4l, War
ren W. Scott '43, Joseph H. Shor
lenberger '42, Thomas E. Tate '42,
Elmer B. Wagner '4l, Richard E.
Walck '42, Francis H. Wallace Jr.
'42, Irvin A. Weaver, David S.
ROTC Students To March
In first Parade Tomorrow
. first ROTC parade of the
year will be • held tomorrow at 4
p.m., it has been announced by
the military department.
The parade is to form on the
drill field to the left of the MI
building. The exact positions in
which companies should fall in
will be announced in ROTC
Hort Show Scheduled •
For Coming Weekend
The aihual Student-Alumni Hort
Show of Penn State will be held
in the Stock Judging Pavilion, this
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The show will again be staged
by Landscape Architecture stu
dents, all branches of Horticulture,
and Home Economics. For the first
time in its history the show will
be located on Ag Hilt Formerly
it was in the Armory.,
Also for the first time this year,
a small restaurant will be opened
'at the show, where refreshments
may be obtained.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Hoping to create more interest
and enthusiasm in State's cheering,
the head cheerleader suggested
that a movement toward each class
singing their particular song in
"Guests from out of town recog
nize the lack of spirit at our games,
and if State wishes to improve its
reputation as a live-wire college,
it should have a wider knowledge
of its-songs and cheers," he said.
`On the other hand," Sottung
concluded, "the blame does not
rest entirely with the student body.
If there were a centralization of
cheering sections, instead of scat
tered groups, it would improve the
NYA Workers Begin
1940-41 Program Today
Approved NYA workers who
have taken the oath of alleg
iance and certified their citizen
ship will begin work on the 1940-
4.1 ,NYA work program today,
Director Stanley B. Maddox an
Students can obtain their as
signments at the office of the
Dean of their respective schools
Debate Schedule .
Includes 11 Meets
Penn State's debating schedule
was released yesterday by William
E. Harkins '42, manager of the
varsity debating squad, with the
announcement that-the first debate
will be held on election night, No
vember 4. State's opponent for the
opener is yet unnamed, Nit possi
ble competitors are Harvard,
Princeton, and Columbia.
This debate will take the place
at the International Debate, prev
iously scheduled to be held here
at that time, and will. mark a de
parture from a former policy of
not paying a guarantee to visiting
debate squads. It is felt that the
interest such, a• debate will arouse
is justification for the change.
Other plans .of the squad for
this._ year include: the tri-state
Westminster debate, December 7;
a jury trial debate with Bucknell
on some phase of armaments or
conscription, February 13; an East
ern tour for debates with Penn,
Rutgers, Temple, West Point,
Queens, l C.C.N.Y., and N.Y.U., Feb
ruary 17-22; and the Pennsylvania
state debaters' convention here,
Kimick, Craighead, Knepper Take
Lead As Voting Deadline Nears
Voting in the 1940 Collegian
Queen contest moves into its next
to last day today with competition
still close after heavy weekend
balloting that saw last week's
leaders continue to dominate.
The deadline for votes is 6 p.m.
tomorrow. Until that time all Col
legian subscribers are entitled to
vote at Student Union on present
ing a Collegian dance ticket.
The leaders up to 6 p.m. yester
Freshman Queen—Jane Kimick
(122) and Phyllis Watkins (120).
Dormitory Queen—Jean Craig
head (113) and Ann Dorworth (93).
Sorority Queen—Gloria Knepper
136) and Dolores Paul (105).
Each o> ,the, winning tanclidates
will receive a special cup, at the
Second Frosh Meeting
Slated In Schwab Tonight
The second compulsory fresh
man meeting will be addressed
by Adrian 0. Morse, assistant
to the President in charge of
resident instruction, on "Do You
Want To Learn" in Schwab Aud
itorium at 6:45 p.m. today.
Entertainment planned for the
program includes group singing
led. by Frank Gullo, assistant
professor of music, a solo by Jac
queline M. Reese '43 and cheer
leading by Walter A. Sottung '4l,
An open house for freshman
men will be held in the Hugh
Beaver Room, 304 Old Main,
after the class meeting.
May Be Changed
The possibility of a new system
of traffic regulation in the Locust
Lane section of town was indicated
last night by Arnold C. Laich '4l,
All-College president, as he dis
cussed plans for the Cabinet meet
ing in Room 318, Old Main, at 9
The traffic problem was sched
uled for the last Cabinet meeting
but was postponed because of the
large amount of business. How
ever, Laich implied that the mat
ter will not be passed over again.
'Laich said that the annual
"Keep Off the Grass" campaign
will start soon if the Cabinet ap-
Other matters on tonight's
agenda are school council appro
priations and the Drydock night
club. Budgets submitted by the
school councils will be discussed
and whether the Drydock should
come under the jurisdiction of a
student of the Cabinet will also be
taken into consideration.
Pre-Med Society Elects
New Officers For Year
The Pre-'Medical Society elected
officers and made plans for the
coming year at a meeting held re
Frank J. Stashak Jr. '4l is pres
ident; William C. Winn '42, vice
president; Rita M. Rosini '4l, sec
retary; and Vera J. Palmer '4l,
Oscar F. Smith, assistant dean
of the chemistry school and faculty
adviser of the society, gave a short
talk describing the field of medi
Collegian dance and the one chosen
as 1940 Collegian Queen will re
ceive a larger trophy.
The selection of the Collegian
Queen from the three successful
queens will be made on Thursday
by a seven-man committee and an
nounced at the Collegian Dance in
Rec Hall on Friday Bight.
Members of the committee of
judges are Arnold C. Laich '4l, All-
College president; Hummel Fish
burn, associate professor of music
al education; George Donovan,
manager of Student Union; H.
Ridge Riley, College sports editor;
William K. Ulerich, editor of the
Centre Daily Times; Robert Rob
inson, manager of the Cathaum
theatre; and Guy Stover, local
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Asked To Pay
For Sign Damages
At a joint meeting of fraternity
presidents and the Borough Coun
cil last night, the latter asked that
the damage caused by pajama-pa
rading fraternity men be paid for
by the fraternities responsible.
Following the parade which or
iginated in the Locust Lane sec
tion last Monday night, $42 worth
of street signs were destroyed by
homeward bound paraders, all in
the Locust Lane area.
Of 47 fraternities about 14 house
presidents attended the meeting.
H. Edward Wagner '4l, IFC presi
dent, was present along with Rich
ard W. May '42, Borough Council
student representative and Arnold
C. Laich '4l, All-College president.
Wagner said that he would be
willing to contact the absent house
leaders and that he would attempt
to have the responsible groups
pay for the damages caused. No
definite solution was presented
though Wagner and the other fra
ternity presidents expressed their
desire to see the matter settled
without involving the general stu
It was pointed out that the signs
had been placed at the request of
Student Council with the guaran
tee that the students would re
place them if damaged. Unless
the responsible parties pay the
damages, the Borough Council
president explained, the student
body- would be required- to foot
The Council president was of
the opinion that the guilty per
sons would be honest enough to
pay the $42 bmong themselves
without having to take the matter
any further. "Those who had their
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Werner Sees War
'Commenting on the immediate
effects of war on literature, Prof.
L. Werner, English Literature de
partment, said: "War increases
the price of paper, causes publish
ers and magazines to fail, and
turns people's attention from the
enjoyment of literature and other
arts to the thrills of casualty lists.
It diverts authors from their writ
He remarked that war draws
authors from their artistry and
shifts them to such things as re
lief work. the army, ljail, and
As for the later or after effects
of war on literature, Werner said,
"The argument that war stimu
lates literature has never been
proved. Army life and warfare
are brutalizing forces that destroy
Werner then intimated that the
argument "war is good because it
produces great literature" is as
sensible as saying that starvation
.is good because it produced the
"Grapes of Wrath."
"There is no evidence," con
cluded Werner, "that plowing un
der half a generation of writers
on a battlefield will improve the
crop of survivors."
Wheeler To Speak Here
H. W. 'Wheeler, public relations
manager of the Pittsburgh Coal
company, will deliver an address
on "The Selection and Training of
Engineering Graduates" in 121
Mineral Industries at 7:30 p. m.