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VOL. 37—No. 20
'4O Queens ire Watkins,
Craighead And Knoper
Judges Make Final
Three queens from whom a 1940
Collegian Queen will be chosen
were selected by 1940 Collegian
subscribers as•open balloting end
ed at 6 p. m. yesterday.
Freshman Queen—Phyllis Wat
Dormitory Queen Jean C
Craighead '4l. ,
• Sorority Queen. Gloria M
The newly-selected' queens will
meet with the judges who' will
choose the _1940 Collegian Queen
at 4 o'clock this afternoon and go'
over the script for their part in
tomorrow night's 'radio pep rally
Over station KDKA.
They will participate in a tricky
football question and answer skit,
"Miss-Information, Please." To
night the 'judges will meet and
make their selection of the 1940
When her name is announced at
the dance tomorrow, the Collegian
Queen will reecive a trophy from
Arnold C. Laich '4l, all-College
Championship Doesn't Fluster Bea
-Mies Plenty 61
Has No Favorite On Team,
Says, 'I Like Them All'
"Bea" McKechnie sat curled up
on the sofa of the Kappa Kappa
Gamma house last night looking
far from a victory-flushed girl who
had just witnessed her, father man
ipulate his Cincinnati Reds through
seven . exciting games into the
world's baseball championship.
"I don't feel like shouting to the
housetops that my dad won the
world's championship," canny Bill
McKechnie's daughter said. "But I
do know that one of the happiest
moments of my life has just oc
"When I arrived in Cincinnati on
Tuesday for the first game, I was
just as excited as any other base
ball fan; maybe more so, because
my dad was in the driver's seat,"
Bea smilingly said as she hitched
up on the sofa to make herself
Like an old Scotch clan which
believes in keeping business prob
lems away from the family fire
side, the McKechnie's do not dis
cuss baseball and its many head
aches, from the managers view
point, around the family round
• "My father did not bring his
worries to' us when he had lost
two of the first three games," Bea
explained. "He only remarked after
watching Greenberg and York
break up the ball games that he
wished he could have met the
`murderous Yanks' or the 'golden
plated Red Sox.' "
When asked which player on her
dad's team she preferred, Miss Mc-
Kechnie hesitated, looked away,
then coyly 'replied, "I like them
Her two biggest thrills occurred
when Jimmy Ripple, Red lef t
telder, made a grass .cutting, side
., long catch on a deep fly, the other
.' when pinch hitter Earl Averill
ended Detroit's championship
hopes by grounding out to Frey,
the Reds second baseman. It was
; at this -moment that Bea round
herseli.-splattering spectators with
'an inky pen. They didn't seem to
THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
president. Smaller trophies will
be Presented to the other two
The successful freshman queen
candidate was originally nominat
ed by Leon Gajecid. '4l, football
captain, and was sponsored by him
in the contest.— She is the daugh
ter of Scheduling Officer Ray V.
Jean Craighead, the successful
candidate for Dormitory Queen,
is co-editor of Portfolio and an
active art student who is now
planning a special mural which
she will paint in the modern dance
room in Mary Wihte Hall.
Gloria Knepper, the Sorority
Queen, was attendant to the May
Queen as a freshman last year 'and
is a member of the Kappa Kappa
Gamma sorority. Both she and Miss
Watkins are State College girls.
Judges who will make the.final
selection of the Collegian Queen
are Laich, H. Ridge Riley, George
Donovan, Robert Robinson, Guy
Stover, Hummel Fishburn, and
William K. Ulerich.
The dance tomorrow will be
held in Rec Hall from 9 p. m. to
midnight with music provided by
the Campus Owls. Collegian sub
scription dance tickets must be
presented for admission. Dress
will be informal.
adlier Dad Wen
'Don't Make Paths,'
laich Asks Students
"Don't make paths. Walk on
on the Grass? Sure, but be orig
inal, don't walk where every
body else .walks,"! Arnold C.
Laich '4l, All-College president,
"asked the students yesterday. •
"After all," Arnie said, / "we
have a nice campus and there's
no use messing it up with a lot
of ugly paths, is there?" ,
Particular gripes, he said, are
the paths opposite Schwab Audi
torium, and the paths the coeds
have worn across Holmes Field.
Students Can Rest
On Huge Swastika
Since 1915 the Class Memorium
bench on Senior Walk has served
as a stopping off place for lovers,
lugheads, and loafers. Now, it is
going to serve a_double purpose.
One very obliging and most pa
triotic person decided to remedy
the situation which is occurring
over in Europe at the present time.
Hence, some time last week he
painted a nice big 10 inch swastika
in a very convenient spot—right in
the geographical center of the
bench. To insure against the rav
ages of Penn State's weather, the
work of art was done with ever
lasting tar paint.
The ultimate result, boys and
girls, is that a life-long ambition
his been realized. You can now
sit ..on Herr Hitler's favorite sign
without fear of being dragged off
into a deluxe concentration camp.
Eagle-Howard Road Open
The new concrete highway from
Mt. Eagle "to 1-lowprd; under con
struction since last March, opened
officially .yesterday afternoon.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
College Beats U.S.
In Draft Planning
The College draft registration
committee beat the government to
the correction of a flaw in regiitra
tion procedure, Edward K. Hibsh
man, committee chairman, disclos
ed last night with the announce
ment that the College will keep
duplicate registration forms.
Only yesterday did state regis
tration officials remedy this defect
by requiring registrars to make a
separate list of persons registered.
College plans for duplicate forms
were made several days previous
to this, Mr. Hibshman said.
Preliminary steps to registration
require students to obtain sample
registration forms at Student Un- -
ion, fill them out, and report with
the forms to the Armory on reg
istration day. These sample forms
will then be retained by the Col
lege as duplicate copies of registra
Mr. Hibshman again urged all
students to register at the proper
time. He said: "Responsibility for
registering rests entirely with the
students. The committee is under
no obligation to make certain that
all eligible person's comply with
Posters explaining registration
procedure in detail were distribut
Mean While, it was estimated by
military authorities in Harrisburg
that Pennsylvania may be credit
ed with 20,000 volunteers against
its quota for the draft.
Under selective service a state's
enrollment in the National Guard,
Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and
Marine Corps is deducted from the
number it must- supply -for com
Officials have not yet reached
the point where a breakdown on
this situation is available Accur
ate quotas for states and districts
will be worked out by federal
authorities after registration next
Wednesday and deductions for
voluntary enlistments will not be
computer. until that time.
Annual Beaux Arts Ball
Postponed Until Spring
The annual Beaux Arts Ball,
scheduled this year for Saturday,
October 19, has been postponed
until next spring, Scarab, architec
ural honorary which sponsors the
dance, announced today.
Traditionally held in October,
the dance is being changed because
it has lost money on that date and
because architectural students will
be busy with draft problems on
the 19th, Harold G. Wilson '4l,
Scarab . vice-president, said yes
Arrangements for a spring date
will be attempted and the date an
nounced later, Wilson said.
Campus Presidential Poll
Results Given Tomorrow
Who is going to be the next
president of the United States
may not be answerable until
November 5, but the next White
House occupant is decided right
now in the minds of State stu
dents and faculty.
In tomorrow's Daily Collegian,
the results of a presidential sur
vey of approximately 2,000 stu
dents and faculty will give a
representative view of the cam
pus' presidential choice..
An accurate cross-section of
campus opinion has been at
tempted by trying to contact fac
ulty in every school department
and interviewing a fair ratio of
women, fraternity and non-fra
'Not Our Faun'
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H. Edward Wagner '4l, IFC pres
ident, presided at the meeting of
fraternity presidents last night
which resulted in the house leaders
rejecting the blame for $42 dam
ages done to street signs in last
week's pajama parade.
LA School Unveils
Serving as a nucleus for por
traits of other distinguished teach
ers the unveiling of a painting of .
Dr. C. Fred Boucke will take place
in the lobby of the Liberal Arts
building on Saturday morning. A
brief ceremony will be held in
cluding talks by President Hetzel
for the College, Dr. C. W. Hasek
for the department of economics,
Dr. Max Trumper 'l5 for the
alumni-and. Dean Charles W. Stod
dart for the School of the Liberal
For twenty-seven years Dr.
Boucke was a well-known figure
on this campus. He died in 1935.
His teaching was stimulating, his
knowledge of economics was pro
found, and his lectures, because
they covered more than the nar
row field of his specialty, were a
liberal education for his students.
Dr. Boucke first taught in the
German department and later be
came head of the economics de
partment. Because of failing
health he was forced to give up
this position. Throughout his ca
reer he was interested primarily
in teaching rather than in admin
His portrait was presented to
the College by Mrs. Boucke.
First 1940-41 Meeting
Of PSCA Seminar Tonight
Featuring skits showing the de
velopments of the YMCA, YWCA
and the beginnings of romance, the
PSCA Seminar will hold its first
meeting of the year in the Hugh
Beaver Room, 304 Old Main, at 7
John A. Stevenson, secretary of
the Student Volunteer Movement,
will speak on the "Beginnings of
the Student Volunteer Movement."
C. Walter York '43 is chairman
of the program; Walter A. Sottung
'4l, songs; and Jane T. Herzog '42,
All NYA Workers Must
Take Oath of Allegiance
All NYA students who failed to
take the 'oath of allegiance last
week will be able to complete this
part of the Federal application in
Room 403, Old Main from 1:30 to
5 p.m. today.
'Regardless of whether or not
students included in this year's
NYA program presented a citizen
ship affidavit last year, every NYA
worker must take the oath of alleg
iance this year before being allow
ed to work.
For Sign Damages
That fraternity men were not
responsible for the damage done
to street signs in last week's pa
jama parade and should not be
held liable for the $42 damages
committed was the opinion of a
large majority of 34 fraternity
presidents who attended the spe
cial meeting called by IFC Presi
dent H. Edward Wagner '4l at the
Pi Kappa Alpha house last night.
The meeting of house presidents
was called after the confab with
the... Borough Council Monday. The
council's opinion was that since
the parade had originated in the
Locust Lane district and most of
the damage was done in that sec
tion, the responsible parties were
At last night's meeting it was
pointed oat that nearly two-thirds
of the houses held meetings the
night of the parade and their
members could not have partici
Jack W. Brand '4l, Delta Tau
Delta president, testified that he
had seen boys, "apparently of high
school age," breaking street lights
near his house.
Several house presidents feared
that if fraternities accepted the re
sponsibility, which was not clear
ly indicated, they would be estab
lishing a 'precedent for having all
damages of that sort blamed on
Only five' men present favored
acceptance of the responsibility.
In substance Wagner's state
ment to the Borough Council will
be that while fraternity men par
ticipated in the parade, their re
sponsibility for the subsequent
damages is not clearly indicated.
If students were responsible for
the damages, the cost should be
paid from general student funds.
are featuring good-will propagan
da directed toward Japan. Russia
and Japan are close to a new
agreement on China.
BERLIN Nazi authorities
claim that Rumania may join.
forces with the Axis powers
o'fficials are considering the dis
patch of American merchant ves
sels to the Far East so evacuation
of Asia may be speeded.
LONDON—Nazi terror from the
air continued to smash oil refin
eries, ammunition bases and eight
districts of the English capital.
Another "worst bombing of the
war" required reinforcements of
the Air Raid Precautions Service
to be called out to care for the
hundreds of injured and to battle
the many fires started by incen
BERLlN—Several RAF bomb
ers broke through the German de
fense last night to hurl destruction
at the industrial centers of the
Rhine valley. Squadrons of Brit
ish planes headed toward the Ger
man capital were reported to have
been turned back by Nazi fighter
ROME—Premier Mussolini is
reported to have made a trip to
the Yugoslavian frontier to revidv
his troops stationed there.
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