The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, October 09, 1940, Image 1
. . Successor to , 4 ' Weather— the Free Lance, la, t .,... ~.- , lict it , 4. Fair, Slightly Warmer. Established 1887 ci . r Ei ttl i g .. ~:.4:.th...,[...,...:) ,!..!,__s_y_ • VOL. 27—No. 19 Full Program Avirails Returning Alumni This Week Alumni Homecoming Weekend *ill get under way Friday with registration of alumni in the first floor lounge of Old Main and will continue through Saturday with a full round of activities. Highlight of Friday night's ac tivities-ix/11 be the student-alumni mass meeting at Recreation Hall, featuring the announcement of Collegian Queen for 1940 and the broadcast of Fred Waring's new Penn State song. Station KDKA ,will broadcast the mass meeting proceeding's after the War in g broadcast. Fraternity and sorority house decorations will be judged in the annual Ah r upni Homecoming House Decorations Contest on Friday night. The most original and best executed sorority and fraternity decoration will receive a loving cup. After the mass meeting, the Alumni Council and the All-,Col lege Cabinet and other student government officials will partici pate in a get-together in the Sand wich Shop at 9 p.m. -The Collegian Dance, first of the season's big dances, will provide -the grande finale of the evening, with the Campus Owls playing from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. In conjunction with the annual Alumni Homecoming, the forestry .department has planned a house warming program for its new building and a forestry alumht re union. A complete program has been arranged by the department for 'Friday and-Saturday. The two-year agriculture course alumni will take part this year in the two-year ag get-together, held every five years. A special program has been arranged for the 'l3-'l5 Class which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Golf tournaments, campus tours, the Alumni Council Meeting, the freshman football game; and the Home Economics Alumnae Coffee hour will occupy the returning alumni and alumnae Satur.clay morning. Varsity 'soccer with Western Maryland and football with West Virginia will - be the major events Saturday afternoon. Closing event on the alumni cal endar will be the Cider Party in the Armory to which alumni, fac ulty, and especially seniors are in vited. The cider-fest begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Hatch Act Consul Sought By College The College is seeking consul on the application of the Hatch Act to employees of the 'College, it was indicated yesterday. The Hatch Act bars anyone paid with Federal funds from political activity. The College is a land grant institution and each year receives a Federal grant, part of which is used for salaries to teach ers and other employees. It is held likely that an opinion by John U. Alkins Jr., attorney for the University of California, will also apply to the College. Mr. Cal kins said that professors were af fected by the Hatch Act and add ed: "I do not think one who mere ly wears a button is likely to be considered as participating in a political campaign. "However,- I believe that even such simple operations as the or ganization of precinct clubs or ac tive participation in political meetings would be in violation of the law. Lending one's name to political committees is at least on ,the border line and may.well cross it." WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA Addressed Fresh Adrian 0. Morse, assistant to the President' , in charge of resi dent: instruction, addressed the second compulsory freshman meeting laSt night on "Do You Want to Learn?" (see story below.) Morse Addresses Frosh Meeting Pointing out that while the value of extra-curricular activities can not be minimized, Adrian 0. Morse, assistant to the president, in charge of resident instruction, addressing the freshmen last night, said, "if grades were given for extra curricular activities, I have an idea that the average would be about the same as that of the student's studies." Continuing, Mr. Morse :stated, "It is often said that you don't learn anything from books. Well, you can learn the effects of carbon monoxide by experiment, but the best way is to get it out of a book. "The student has great difficulty in keeping in mind the connection between education and the daily assignment. The battle of the books is not won by a blitzkrieg at the end of the semester, but by a daily battle with the books." E x p la in i n g the psychologic al connection between good study habits and good grades, Mr. Morse explained that the most fateful hour in College life is 8 o'clock, the hour when the student either sits down to study or goes out for a good time. Those who maintain good study habits come out on top at the end of' the semester, he ex plained. The program, presided over by A. John Currier Jr. '42, president of PSCA, also featured songs, led •by Prof. Frank Gullo, cheers, and a solo by Jackie Reese. The meeting was marked by the discourteous attitude of the fresh men. Today Is Last Chance To Vote For Collegian Queen Candidates Watkins Takes Lead For Freshman Queen With voting closing today at 6 p. in. the race for 1940 Collegian Queen is getting closer with last week's Dormitory and Sorority leaders maintaining their margin by only a few votes and Phyllis Watkins moving up to first place in the Freshman Queen election. The leaders up to 6 p. m. yes terday: Freshman Queen —Phyllis Wat kins (178) and Jane Kimick (176). Dormitory Queen—Jean Craig head (169) and . Ann Dorworth (146). Sorority Queen—Gloria Knep per (190) and Dolores,Paul (157). 'The judging committee will OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE Frosh To Request 'Beat W. Virginia' All freshmen are required to wear 'Beat West Virginia" signs this Thursday, Friday, and Satur day, it was announced last night by W. Lewis Corbin '4l, president of Tribunal. In the short quiz which was held for exempted frosh, it was revealed that none of the boys knew who either the All-College President or the captain of the football team was. As a result, they were asked to get the signature of each of these men by next Tuesday. With a Moslem veil draped over his head, Alber Miller will carry this sign, "I Must A'Veil Myself Of All Customs." John Cooper,, who took the fateful chance of dating, will appear this noon in the garb of a coed. In addition to• this, Cooper will carry a potted "mum" and advertise the Hort Show 'by announcing in large letters, "Mum's Not The Word About The Hort- Show." Melvin Kaminsky will wear box ing gloves. His placard reads, "I Had A `Pull;' Look At Me Now." Other offenders sentenced last night by ' Tribunal are Robert Johnston, James Yeardley, Robert Walters, and Sidney Cohen. It was announced - that all fresh men must attend the broadcast at Rec Hall this Friday night at 6:45 p.m., and all frosh are to sit down stairs. 17 Tapped By Parmi Nous, Scull And Bones Parmi Nous and Skull and -330n41.; jtrilor and senior hat so cieties, respectively, tapped new members yesterday at noon in front of Old Main. - The seven seniors who will be initiated by Skull and Bones tomorrow evening are: H. Ed ward Wagner, IFC president; Robert Robinson, baseball, Tri bunal and Collegian; Thomas C. Evans, baseball manager; Rich ard C. Peters, Collegian sports editor; William P. Conlon, track manager; W. Ray Herrmann, IMA president; Jack Dixon; LaVie editor. Ten men will be initiated by Parini Nous Tuesday evening. They are Edward B. Harris '4l, lacrosse 'manager; John A. Pe trella '42, football; Len Krouse '42, football and junior class president; Charles E. Medlar '42, baseball and basketball; Alex ander L . . Bourgerie '42, track; Gazexer G. Green '42, soccer; Paul C. Mall '42, boxing; Rich ard V. Grimes '4l, basketball; Lester W. Kutz '4l, fencing; fencing; James W. Ritter '42, lacrosse. 1 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 meet tomorrow night to select the Collegian Queen from the three queens who are elected by the stu dents. Each winner will be pre sented with a trophy at the Col legian'dance Friday night and will be introduced over KDKA at the Pep Rally earlier in the evening. The judging committee which will meet in 305 Old Main tomor row is composed of Arnold C. Laich '4l All-College president; Hummel Fishburn, associate pro fessor of musical education; GpOrge Donovan, manager of Stu dent Union; H: Ridge Riley, Col lege sports editor; William K. Ul erich, editor of the Centre Daily Times; Robert Robinson, manager Of the Cathaum theatre; and Guy Stayer, kcal photographer. Cabinet Proposes Change In Town Traffic Routes 311111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Bob Chester's Orchesfra Signed For Soph Hop It was announced last night by Soph Hop co-chaimen Eu gene R. Yeager and William P. McFadden that Bob Chester and his orchestra, students' choice in the recent band balloting, has been signed to play for the Soph Hop on November 15. Charlie Barnett, the second choice, was unavailable because of a three day engagement in Chicago. The committee will meet later in the week to decide -on dress, theme, and decorations for Soph Hop. 1111111111111111111111111111111111611411111111111111111111111111111111 Friday Pep Rally Will Be Broadcast Penn State's third annual foot ball pep rally in Rec Hall at 6:45 p. m. Friday will be highlighted by the dedication of Fred War ing's new Penn State song at 7 p. m. and the broadcast of the rally over station KDKA from 8 to 8:30 p. m. The Waring dedicating is broad cast on a coast to coast hookup from 7 to 7:15 p. m. over the NBC Red Network and will be ampli fied in the Hall. From 7:15 till 7:30 p. m. entertainment will be offered by the Blue Band and the Glee Club. Rehearsal for the broadcast will be held from 7:30 till 8 p. m. The radio broadcast immediate ly following the informal enter tainment will feature the "Miss Information" quiz when the three remaining candidates for Colleg ian Queen will answer technical qUestions asked by campus lead ers. Their answers, no doubt, will be recorded for posterity. Coach Bob Higgins and Coach Bill Kern of West Virginia will be interviewed along with Captain Item Gaiecki. Also present and active at the broadcast will be Earle Hewitt, president of. the Penn State Alumni Association. Weekend Dating Allowed '44 Coeds Noon today marks the end of the three-week no-dating period for fershman women but they will still not be permitted to date ex cept over weekends until. Move-up Day in May. Startingf Frid a y, freshman women will be allowed three dates a weekend _including one one o'clock and one ten o'clock which may be taken Friday or Saturday night, and Sunday until 5:30 p. m. Freshman coeds may associate with men on campus during the week until 5:45 p. m. but may not be with them in dormitories or off campus on weekdays. All women are reminded to sign out and in when leaving and re turning fro mdates and to indicate riding if they intend riding out side of State College. Written permission from home must be obtained by women who wish to go away ever weekends except when they are going home. Coeds returning from weekend visits must be back by dormitory closing hours. Infractions of these rules will be dealt with by WSGA Judicial Committee. PRICE FIVE CENTS Night Buses Asked To Make Campus Stops All-College Cabinet last night proposed a new system of traffic routing in the borough and voted to recommend it to borough coun cil. Under the system Prospect Ave nue, Beaver Avenue, College Ave nue, South Atherton Street, South Allen Street, and Garner Street will be through arteries. A provi sion was included to have stop signs placed on Garner Street at Beaver Avenue and Prospect Ave nue. It was also voted on to recom mend to council that the West Col lege Avenue bus parking area be kept at approximately the same location but with enough space be tween the interesection of South Allen St eet with ollege Avenue to allow motorists clear vision. (After February 1, 1941, a bor ough ordinance will prevent buses from parking on College Avenue. Cabinet would have this ordinance repealed.) Elinor L. Weaver '4l, WSGA president, was instructed by Ar nold C. Laich '4l, All-College pres ident, to ask the Greyhound Bus Company to have late buses make a stop on the campus near the women's dormitories. Laich appointed a committee to ask Col. Ambrose' R. Emery, head of the ROTC department, if the Armory could be used for Student Union dances in the afternons. At present the Armory is used for ROTC purposes at such times. Frank R. Flynn '43, Walter M. Kniaz '4l, Richard C. Peters '4l, and Marjory A. Harwick '4l were named to this group. After a short discussion on a "Keep Off the Grass" campaign it was agreed to ask the Daily Col legian to campaign for such ac tion by the students. Laich prom ised if this did not succeed other action would be taken. A motion by Adam A. Smyser '4l to let Student Union operate the Drydock night club and to have surplus funds put into a sink ing fund was passed. IFC Head Calls Meeting Tonight H. Edward Wagner '4l, IFC president, announced last night that he had called a meeting of all fraternity presidents to discuss the payment of the $42 damages done to street signs in last week's pa jama parade at the Pi Kappa Al pha house at 7 p. m. today. Wagner stated that he hoped a settlement could be made and that the houses whoses members were responsible for the damages would volunteer to help pay for the signs. How the money will be collect ed is a problem which the meet ing tonight may solve. Of 14 house presidents who were present at the meeting of the Borough Coun cil, all of them insisted that their members had not participated in the parade. Wagner pointed out that IFC it self could not pay the damages, due to a liimted budget. Unless the house presidents agree to a voluntary assesment, the matter will be brought before All-College Cabinet. The signs were put up by •the Borough at the request of last year's All-College President H. Clifton McWilliams Jr. with the assurance that students would re place them if destroyed.