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With the Editor—
The All-College Government
And Borough Relations
The history of borough-student relations since
the All-College Cabinet began to function a year
ago has been marked by almost miracle improve
ment. This week the strength of that improve
ment is being put to test. It should come through
with colors flying.
B)rough council's current request that fraterni
irs replace street signs torn down during last
tveek's fraternity pajama parade is a fair one. Last
year H. -Clifton McWilliams, then All-College
president, on behalf of the abinet, petitioned the
borough to erect the street signs. He promised
borough officers, wearied by replacing signs in the
past, that next time any signs were torn down the
s . .tudents would take the responsibility of 1.. - placing
them. Borough council took his word and erected
Now, the time has conie to put McWilliams'
promise to test. The item is not much, about $42.
Tonight, H. Edward Wagner, lnterfraternity Coun
cil president, will ask a meeting of fraternity
presidents to agree that the . offending fraternities
'will share the cost of replacing the signs. If fra
ternity presidents are conscientious in their de
:Are to improve borough-student relations, the In
terfraternity Council president will have no trou
ble getting that promise.
Monday night's meeting between the borough
council and fraternity presidents was unable to
act because the presidents of only 14 of the 47 fra
ternities attended. Of these, only one represented
a house whose members had participated in the
pajama parade. Tonight an important step can
be taken to cement student-borough friendship.
These student-borough relations are important.
They have improved rapidly since Peter Lektrich
'36 was appointed the first student representative
to the borough. For a time the responsibility for
good relations between the student and the• bor
ough rested almost solely with this representative
who attended all council meetings and all hearings
having to do with students. Responsibility in stu
dent government was still badly divided between
Student Board, Student Council, and WSGA.
When the All-College government came into be
ing in May, 1939, the borough for the first time
was able to contact one unit representing the
whole student body. McWilliams, as last year's
All-College president, deserves unlimited praise
for recognizing that the new government was in a
position to do what no previous student govern
ment had done, and doing it. That he succeeded in
improving town relations is indicated in borough
Council's resolution of congratulations presented
to him last Class Day.
This year the borough 'took some of the initia
tive by sending Police Chief John Juba to speak
before the All-College Cabinet, Interfraternity
Council and Student Tribunal to explain the bor
ough's position as a governing body concerned
with the student welfare
If theer is praise to be given; not all of it must
go to the All-College Cabinet. A fair sham must
go, too, to the borough for recognizing the new
government as an organization with which it could
cooperate to the advantage of both the borough
and the students. Much of this leadership has
come from the council president, Russel E. Clark,
whose close association , 3?ith student leaders has
made it possible for him to understand the stu
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian, established 1804, sad
the Free Lance, established 1887
Wednesday Morning, October 9, 1940
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
regular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Entered as second-class matter July 5. 1934.
at the post-office at State College, Pa., under the act of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Business Manager
Adam A. Smysv.r '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4l
Women's Editor—Vera L. Kemp '4l ; Managing Editor
—Robert H. Lane '4l ; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'4l ; News Editor—William E. Fowler '4l ; Feature Editor
—Edward J. K. MeLorie '4l: Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '4l; Women's Managing Editor—Arita L.
HetTeran '4l ; Women's Promotion . Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John IL Thomas '4l;
Manager—Robert G: Robinson '4l ; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein '4l; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
Junior Editorial Board—John A. Baer '42, R. Elden
Gordon '42, Ross B. Lehman '42. William J. McKnight '42,
Alice M. Murray '42, Pat Nagelberg '42. Stanley J. PoKemp
ner '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior. Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42. Paul
M. Goldberg '42. James E. McCaughey '42, T. Blair Wallace
'42, Margaret L. Embury '42, Virginia Ogden '42, Fay E.
Graduate Counselor C. 'Russell Eck
Editorial and Business Office
313 Old Main Bldg.
Managing Editor This Lssu:.•
News Editor This Issue
Wornen's issue Editor - 2.. C. Stiles; :42
Sophomore Assistant; _Richani A. Baker. Herbert Zuleauskas
Downtown • Offlee
119-121 South Frazier st.
__Stanley .1. PoKempner '42
Ralph C. Rontsong '4l
A LEAN AND HUNGRY LOOK
Up in the new library they tend to be just the
least bit careless. Or perhaps we merely caught
them at a bad moment, when they'd not quite be
come accustomed to th , L vastness of that Centre
Country Temple of Karnak. At any rate we
learned that there is a largish vault down in the
depths of the structure. The vault -has a stout,
steel door and concrete walls. It looks like a very
strong sort of vault, what with its combination
lock and all. The Library staff, however, don't
seem to give much of a damn about it. They ig
nore it. So the other morning we strolled into the
vault, on pleasure bent. We were a trifle amazed
to find what seemed to be the whole of the Li
brary's rare book collection gathering dust there
in. Jonathan Swift, et al. simply lying there. And
the mu c h-bragged-over-and-more neglected
Priestley collection. It loked like a rare book
thief's paradise .. Purely for the spirit of scientific
research, we stuck a volume of Swift in our poc
ket and strolled about for a moment. Nothing
happened; nobody said bc•o. Mattter of fact, there
wasn't any one around during the whole time.
It's-so nice knowing that they - know, how to take
care of valuable books up there at the end of the
Mall. And how they know . . .
Our agent Beemish came out of the interior re
cently telling a strange tale. We trust Beemish
as no one else, and thus we prepared to pass this
legend along without fear cf suits for libel.
Beemish tells us that he spent several hours,
this past week, following one of the. campus lit
erary lights over the -terrain of our noble college.
Where she went, there also went Beemish. Our
lady of letters (this much we divulge; no more)
carried under her arm a largish flat packet, and
our man admits that
. for a while he thought the
whole business was simply a publicity gag for our --
heroine's cultural pamphlet. But such, it would
appear, was not the case. The flat packet con
tained a self-portrait of the little lady. Remark
able thing about it was the fact that the subject
appeared sans raiment, n.nd playing upon a rustic
flageolette . . What hurts us' is our inability to
publish the name of the present owner. We know
him. But after all .. . one has one's code. Beem
ish claims it reminded him of Titian with a dash
. So far as we know the local gendarmat,e_ does
net boast of a vice squad. If they did however,
we might be able to lend a hand in one or. two
Matters. For instance, our agenti know of one
establishment in this otherwise unsullied hamlet
where one may pick up some rather interesting
little pamphlets. The proceedure -is simple, in
volving only a bit of temerity. You look over the
:stock of magazines, starting with the Police Ga
zette. As you ponder, you grow more and more
disappointed: finally wander over to the prop. You
have words. He calls a - little fellow in a black
hat. Cross his palm with silver and he dashes out.
Presently he returns bearing
that makes Petronius low; pale. What we mean
is . . . if you like that sort of thing. Cassius.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
PSCA Cabin Party for music,
Sioject, and program committees
in honor of John A. Stevenson,
CA Cabin: 4 p. m.
Cwen meeting in WSGA Room,
White Hall at 7:15 p. m. instead
of 6:45 p. m. as previously an
Variety and Rifle Clubs meet
in White Hall at 6:30 . p. m.
U. S: Field Hockey - Touring
Team presents exhibition match
and hockey clinic at White Hall
from 3 to 6p. m. Group discus
sion and coffee hour in White Hall
at 8 p. m.
Freshman. Independent Party
meets in 405 Old Main at 7:30 p.m.
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James Roosevelt knew that he
had a truly great screen property
in "Pastor Hall" when he decided
to present this stirring and dra
matic motion picture of life in Nazi
Germany to movie audiences. The
picture, which is based on an orig
inal story by Ernst Toiler, will
have its local premiere a' - t the State
Theatre on Thursday and Friday.
The - story centers around a
clergyman in • the small German
town of Altdorf who dares to op
pose the Nazi regime. In spite of
threats against himself and against
his beautiful daughter, Pastor Hall
remains firm in his beliefs and
fearlessly refuses to accept the
pagan pressure of the new German
order. Complications set in when
the leading Storm Tropper falls
in love with Pastor's daughter,
thus making her a- pawn in the
gripping struggle .which ensues.
The story thus reaches a climax
filled with thrills and drama and
the picture ends on a note of high
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1940
PSCA Cabinet meets in the
Hugh Beayer Room, 304 Old Maixi,
at 8, p. m. John A. Stevenson,
Christian Association and Presby
terian worker, will speak.
Dr. Wheeler, ptesident of Pitts
burgh Coal Co., will address the
A.I.M.E. Society in 121 MI Build
ing at 7:30 p. m.
Preliminary meeting for all men
interested in trying out for debate,
Home Ec auditorium at 7 p.m.
Forestry Society meets in 206
Ag Building at 7:30 p. m.
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