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With the Editor—
!Introducing A flew Collegian
Platform For A Better Penn State
Last May Collegian introduced a 10-point plat
form containing a summary of the important
things it felt and which believed others felt were
needed at Penn State.
It here re-introduces its platform, revised, re
forced and condensed but essentially the same as
that it proposed last spring.
What this platform advocates Collegiancan
never accomplish.. It is not with that idea that it
is published. But, all of Penn State's folloWers
wanting and working to see these points realized
can and will bring their eventual accomplishment.
They must not be forgotten.
Foster a Penn State spirit
Stand' ready to provide men who wit/ help
America through its crisis
Build a strong Alumni Association
Change the College name to University
Challenge Harrisburg on the delay in building
Enforce or abandon the IFC Dating Code
Strengthen the weaker school faculties by
providing increased salaries
Centralize agencies for student financial help
in a Placement Bureau that will help under
graduates as well as graduates
Advance the date of all student elections to
allow the officer-elect to gain experience
under their predecessors
"Keep Off the Grass" is back again with a new
name, "DOn't Make a Path." It sounds funny,
irerhaps is funny. It can be called trivial.
- That's the trouble. Teo many important little
things are lauihed off because they sound trivial.
Nonetheless, the appearance of the Penn State
campus, if trivial, js important and is worth the
trivial amount of attention it takes.
When the All-Callege Cabinet asked for stu-__
dent cooperation at its meetings Wednesday, it
did not mean that the campus grass was to become
something no upperclassman dare walk on. It
asked simply that students avoid ready-made
paths over the campus and avoid starting new
That's not a hard job, really. And the atten
tion it takes and the extra time it may take are
much more trivial than the damage done.
The eyes of Pennsylvania will be on. the College
,for the half hour it is en the air and tomorrow
night it is important that the impression made be
a good impression. A pep rally needs enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm needs dignity and control.
THE DAILY 'COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian, established 1904, and
the- Free Lance, established 1887
Thursday Morning, October 10, 1940
Published daily except Sunday and Mdriday d'uritiVe the
regular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Entered as second class inatter 'AO 5. 1934 . ,
at the post-office at State College, Pa., under the act 'of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Suainess Manager
Adam A. Smyser '4l Laivrence S. Dilever '4l
Women's Editor—Vera L. Kemp '4l; Managing editor
—Robert IL -Line '4l; Sports Editor--Richard C. Peters
'4l; News Editor—William E. Fowler '4l; Feature editor
—Edward J. K. McLorie '4l ; Assistant Managing Zditor—
Bayard Bloom '4l ; Women's Managing FAitor—Arl6l. L.
Hefferan '4l ; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l; Cirenlation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Colthtcin '4l; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
Junior Editorial Board—John A. Baer '92, R. Helen
Gordon '42, Roo:: B. Lehman '42, William J. McKnight '42,
Alice M. Murray '42,Pat Nagelberg '92, Stanley J. PoKemp
tier '42. Jeanne C. tiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42, Paul
M. Goldberg '42, James E. McCaughey '42, T. Blair Wallace
'42, Margaret, L. F,mbury '42, Virginia Ogden '42, Fay E.
Associated ColletSide Press
Graduate Counselor -- Rii",3in Eck
Editorial and Business Office
313 Old Maid Bldg. •
Managing. Editor Thin Issue -__George SchenliArt "41'
tsTews Editor This Issue Pat Niutellierig 42
Women's Issue Editor - _Alice M. Murray '42
.sophomore Assistants _________Sack Olkein, Walter Berkov
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Downtown .oflVia r ,
119-121 South Frazier St.
Close the window! Here it comes
Can I read the letters on the wall? What wall,
Mr. Army Doctor?
My mudder and fudder wuzz cuzins but there's
nothing wrong with me. Har! Har!
Maybe we can change that column from "Be
tween. the Lions" to "Behind the Lines."
All very funny.
And why not? No use being morbid. If we're
gonna die, we're gonna ain't we?
Okay, so we fight. We kill a lot of Japs and
Germans and Italians -and they kill .a lot of us.
Maybe we got the guts to knock off Hitler and his
gang; maybe we don't. Maybe they're tougher
than we are. Maybe they haven't spent so much
time sipping cokes and reading books. Maybe we
can't take•it any more.
Maybe the kids will read in their big green his
tory books 1,000 years from now about the deca
dent American civilization which tried vainly to
preserve some vague thing called "democi:acy."
Maybe it'll be just a word then—an antique ex
pression, long meaninglesc - . •
Maybe some erring comet like. the one recently
sighted by astronomers will come plunging into_
the sun out of the timeless depths of space. Maybe
there'll be a blinding flash which will gobble up
our little planet in the twinkle Of an eye, and all
the Hitlers and Roosevelts and man himself as we
know him will be forever vanished into the dim
stretches of eternity.
Maybe I need, an aspirin.
Back TO Earth
Maybe wA'd better take math 2 over again, but
we could swear the , numbers . on the calendar say
that this is
, alumniWeelcend. coining us. Of course _
we're wrong, thOugh, cause we saw half last year's
BMOC's back last weekend.
A.A. Ares Washie Washabaugh . . . IFC Prexy
Bus Anderson (hello, Bemiy) . . Mark Vinzant,
x-cOuntry mgr. . . . George Ritter, lacrosse co
capt and all American . . . super-smoothie Jack
Clark the heart-breaker . . . and plenty more.
They were all back to see us pound the dickens
out of poor little Bucknell.
Or did we?
din 0~ Loid
Win or lose, though, there was plenty of cele
brating going on Saturday night at the Eutaw
house. Everybody and hi; brother Moe was there.
including a dozen fijcs who screamed for hours in
the back room led by little Bob Schuler, to the
delight of everybody but Mr. Shawley--who runs
the jernt. Among those present: Eddie Spencer
with Gwen Harris (the gitat pin mystery); Johnny
Barr with Louise Breuninger (it's okay. Connie
was just out of town); Ed Suchre with Louise Pa
taski. Belle 'of the evening: a certain charming
Old Main secretary, who will receive in the near
future correspondence from a certain gentleman
in New Jersey; On account he asked us her name.
Other notations on Sat night celebrations: see
Ed Harris for some interesting statistics on how
far it is from a ping gong table to the floor.
Now 10 Entertain Y - 00 Fath"ei
Campy adds this little tale!' about the most fa
mous individual of last weekend—the drunk who
held up the game while he staggered across the
As frosh BOb Johnston and his father were
leaving the stands, said rirunk wavered into their
path, peered dizzily at wisite-haired Mr. Johnston,
and said in his most convivial tone:
"You Look like a PreshbYterian minishter. Have
One SPE badge to Jane Blackburn via Jim
tpitchin' woo on 322 I'm no.spoOk) Sturgis.
Pin Head Department
There- there was the freshman pledge who had
to find out for the brothers who Palliachi was. He
found out at student union--that Palliachi was a
comedian. The next day they sent him back,
Reason: he didn't know whether Palliachi was
class of '39 oi• '4O.
Smoke Dreams •
It is rumored that a certain coed whose initials
are Rowena Godshall pulled a genuine, Mammy
'7okum Sunday ait6noe,ti Vy_iiuffingcontentedly
an the pipe of a 'certain club prexy.
Ti)Mrily Allison and Sally Miller . . Bill Bates
and Betty Wetherhill . . • and so on far into the
THE DAILY COI T:EGIAN
AI The News
J. GORDON FAY
Yeas and Nays
Great Britain will be crushed by
Italo-German "speed of action" be
fore the United States can become
strong enough militarily to give
the British effective aid, Premier
Benito Mussolini's newspaper as
Probably nine out of ten Amer
icans- who read the above state
ment said, "nonsense," or any one
of several unprintable' equivalents,
but the fpllowing quotation froin
,article in Forbes by Don
ald Wilhelm seems to indicate that
Italy's head man is quite well in
formed on American arming mess- ,
"Four and a half years ago the
T.J.S. Army, convinced of the merits
of the . Garand rifle, ordered the
Springfield Arrriory to begin mak
ing it. Twenty months later the
Armory was delivering 10 rifles
a day; 44 months later, 100 a day;
four years later, 200 a day. Even
at that highest rate, equipping a
million men with rifles would take
17 years! .. In the story of one
gun can be seen• We bigger story
of arming America for defense."
Two items from the same paper:
"London is 'a burning, smoking
hell,' the official Nazi news agency
And, from an English woman's
lettei: "I had a cOußle of nights in
the airjraid . shelter this Week. We
had a . tea party and games and
laughter. We shall take some de
Apparently human beings can
live in hell and come up fighting
Another item from the type
writer of Nazi publicity agents:"
"It may be that these gallant men
(the air force) who now fill the
headlines of newspapers may soon
be followed by hundreds of thous
ands . of brave Gerinan soldiers who
are in readiness and burning, for
For once it seems that a Hitler
writer may be correct—especially
in view of these snatches from
British reports: "Before darkness
the Germans had lost three planes
. Over the Thames Estuary anti
aircraft guns peppered a three-
motor German Dornier, which was
last seen descending with -a bad
list . . . Another bomber, it was
announced, was shot down off the
south coast during the morning."
Approximately 2,600 laying hens
are used fOr experimental purposes
by the department of-poultry hus
Stop Into the Front Line— _
and Rate A "3" In LOteliness .
Consult: RAND BEAUTY SALON
DIAL 2621 OVER METZGERS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER. 10, 1940
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- AII_NYA students who failed tcl
take the oath of allegiance las
week can complete this part 'of th
federal application in Room 40
Old Main from 1:30 to 5 p. m.
Tryouts for PSCA play, "Bread,'
Room 304 Old Main at 6:45, p.
Discussion on propaganda
ysis will be held in the ,West- •
Foundation parlors at 7 p. m.
PSCA Seminar initial meeting'
Room 304 Old Main at 7 p. m. _
All freshman women interested
iti . debating are invited . 6 a party sponsord by the - varsity squad
White Hall at 7:15 p. m,
1944 Campus Party meetingl
Room 405 Old Main at 7:30 p, m t
Forestry Soelety. meeting, .Roots
206, Agricultural Building at 7:30 1
Block and Bridle Club pledge
meeting, Room 206 Agricultural
Building at 7:30 p. m.
Former Trustee Offers
$5OO Judging Scholarship
A $5OO scholarship will be
awarded by S. Forry Lauclis to a
member of the winning college
team in. the judging of Holsteins
at the National Dairy Show in Har
risburg, Professor A. A. Boiland;
head of the dairy husbandry de
partment, announced today.
Laucks is a former meintier of
the board of trustees. •
Ten thousand bushels of-'pota.
toes may be kept in the vegetable
g We 4otO ilou?
, -, c,
p o ---‘,.ms
CASH and CARRY
49c and 59c
218 E. COLLEGE AVE.
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