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VOL. 37—No. 21
First Big Weekend Features Alumni Homecoming, Pep Rally, Dance
Talk On Armistice
Hon. Clifton A. Woodrum from
the Sixth Congressional District of
Virginia has been asked to address
the joint boreiugh-student body
Armistice Day observance, it was
disclosed after a meeting of the
Community Armistice Day Com
mittee last night.
If Representative Woodrum can
not accept the invitation, Hon.
James E. Van Zandt from the 23rd
District of Pennsylvania will be
asked to speak, Ray V. Watkins,
chairman of the program commit
tee, said. It is possible that both
men will be here.
After the meeting, an unsuccess
ful' attempt was made to reach
Representative Van Zandt by tele
phone to find out if he will hold
the date open until a definite ans
wer is received from Representa
The Community Armistice Day
Committee is composed of repre
sentatives from the PSCA, Inter-
Church Fellowship, Student Relig
ious Workers Council, Veterans of
Foreign- Wars, American Legion,
Elks, Kiwanis, Commerce Club,
Borough Council and the Alpha
If' 'present plans go through all
students will be granted a free 11
o'clock on November 11 and the
observance will be held in Schwab
Auditorium. Both of these plans
hinge on approval by the Council
" tentatiire,"- *Mr; Watkins'
said. The Blue Band and the
Pershing -Rifles will be asked to
participate. If the Blue Band does
not accept, the Lemont Band will
Present plans call for one of
these organizations to play taps
on the campus immediately pre
ceding the meeting. The' Pershing
Rifles will probably be asked to
fire a salute.• A worship service
may also be on the program.
Members- of the program com
mittee, in addition to Mr. Watkins,
are E. R. Bordner, A. John Cur
rier Jr. '42,..4iobert Y. Edwards,
and Wilbur F. Leitzell. •
GSA Equipment Is
43 Pd. Ordered
The most recent report on GSA
equipment received by the College
showis that to date orders have
been received for only 43.26 per
cent of the. estimated value of the
whole program of movable equip
ment according. to an announce
ment released by Harold R. Lo
man, College purchasing agent.
A total of $260,910.46 worth of
orders has been received by Mr.
Loman's office but at the present
time items actually delivered, in
-stalled, inspected, and accepted
amount to only $152,710.96 or 25
per cent of the total estimated pro
Approximately $5,000 worth of
material has arrived on campus
and 'has not yet been inspected.
The balance of Group 40, which
includes laboratory and phar
macy equipment and totals $169,-
338, is in . the process of being
awarded but the purchasing agent
has - not yet received any purchase
'Next group to be • awarded is
Group: 31 which ' includes for, ,the
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This is a facsimile of the form students
put when they register for the draft on October 16.
A special registration for graduate and under
graduate students only will be held in the Armory .
from 7 a. m. to 9 p. m. under the supervision of a
As its greeting to the alumni,
the forestry department has
planned a variety of activities for
today and tomorrow.
The departnrfent has recently oc
cupied its new building, and has
invited all its alumni and those of
the Pennsylvania Forestry School
to attend the housewarming to
An outing at Stone Valley is
scheduled for today from 2 to 5:30
p. m. At 7• p. m. a banquet will
be held at the University Club.
Guest of honor will be Harry
S. Graves, former Chief United
States Forester and now dean em
eritus of the Yale School of For
Tomorrow's entertainment will
feature faculty exhibits and infor
mation on the distribution and
employmcnt of graduates and
alumni, fire protection, wood util
ization, forest extension, forest re
search, and graduate facilities and
study. A display of woods and
laboratory technique will be
shown in the new forestry build
ing with photographs and statis
tics about Mont Alto.
A meeting of the recently-form
ed Forester's Alumni Association
is also .scheduled for tomorrow.
Total Enrollment Decrease
Both the Campus and Mont Alto
show a slight increase in enroll
ment over that of last year, but the
total enrollment has been decreas
ed due to the loss of students at
the undergraduate centers. An in
crease of 18 on campus and 31
at Mont Alto has been realized
while the centers show a decrease
of 139. This makes a total decrease
of 80 over last year. "
Writes New Textbook
A new textbook on `Elementary
Statistics for Students of Educa=
tion ind Psychology". has just - been
published , by:Dr:.Edward 8.-• Van
Ortner,:a.sSistant proisor. of -rosy
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 11;1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Craighead, Harlow Write
Articles For Post
'Have you ever been in Wyom
ing's Teton country?
This week's issue of the Sat
urday Evening Post features a
vivid description of the wildlife
to be found there in an article
by Frank Craighead '39.
Along with the Craighead
story is an article by Dick Har
low, former football coach at
Penn State. In his narration of
past football memories, Harlow
tells of his coaching days at this
college around 1912. He recalls
Penn State's famous team of that
year which beat Pitt 38-0 and
won a forfeited game from Ohio
College Librarian Williard P.
Lewis, president of the Pennsyl
vania Library Association, will at
tend the 40th annual meeting of
the association in Pittsburgh to
day and tomorrow.
Accompanying Mr. Lewis will
be the following members of the
Elsie M. Kresge and Robert
Grazier, Serial Assistants; Kather
ine C. Dwyre, Order Librarian;
Vera L. Moyer, Assistant Cata
loguer; E. Anna Malone, Agricul
ture Librarian; Evelyn M. Hensel,
Catalogue Librarian; Mrs. Gladys
Hoffman, Circulation Assistant;
Katherine M. Stokes, Second As
sistant in charge of Readers' Serv
ice; Reference Librarian, Eliza
beth R. Frear.
Bonk Replaces Ridenour
As Campus '43 Chairman
Patrick J. Boner was unani
mously elected to replace Charles
H. Ridenour as chairman of the
Campus , '43 Party., at a meeting
innOunCed, -.that he
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College registration committee. Students have
been assigned definite times to register according
to alphabetical arrangement. All male students
whib_ have reached their 21st birthday and not
passed their 36th birthday on October 16 must re
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Need Mairic Card
Matriculation cards, in addition
to filled-out sample registration
forms, will be necessary for draft
registration in the Armory next
Wednesday, Edward K. Hibshman,
chairman of the College draft com
mittee, said yesterday.
Mr. Hibshman also warned stu
dents that once they register they
must notify their home draft
boards of any change of address.
It is believed that this doe's not ap
ply to changes of College address.
As a convenience to students,
draft registration certificates will
be cut to fit matriculation card
cases, Mr. Hibshman said.
Mr. Hibshman and other mem
bers of the committee present at
yesterday's meeting were sworn in
as official registrars to act in a
supervisory capacity at registra
Phi Kappa Sigma Fetes
50th Anniversary Today
The fif iieth anniversary of the
founding of the Penn State chap
ter of Phl Kappa Sigma fraternity
will be celebrated today and to
morrow, vnnounces Pres. Charles
L. Harvey '4l.
Arrangements have been made
for a program that includes a wel
coming dinner and a smoker this
Tomorrow's program includes a
club breakfast and a buffet din
ner at the fraternity house, the
Penn State-West Virginia game at
New Beaver Field at 2 p. m. and
a banquet at the Brockerhauf Ho
tel in Bellefonte, Pa. at 8 p. m.
The local Phi Kappa Sigma
chapter was founded April 5, 1890.
Since then, the chapter has grown
until it now has a membership of
over 400 alumni and undergradu
ates. In 1928 the present house
was erected at a cost of about
. HUgh Jones. Jr. '26 is chairman
of the cor.unittee in charge of an
43..ivexsary. arrangements. Assisting .
Jacob Esbenshade '4l, and
.other.przminent:Phi .Kappa Sigma
Fair and Warm
PRICE FIVE CENTS
"Big Weekend" season hits the
campus with a bang today and to
morrow with Alumni Homecom
ing, the all-college pep rally and
broadcast from Rec Hall, the Col
legian Dance, selection of a Col
legian Queen, five sports events,
the dedication of the Land Grant
Mural, and other special events
filling the two-day schedule.
This year is the 20th anniversary
of Alumni Fall Homecoming Week
end, started in 1920, and between
1500 and 2000 old grads are expect
ed to register today in the first
floor lounge of Old Main.
Returning Alumni will find a
full program planned for their
entertainment today and tomor
ro%xr.. (See page 4 for Weekend Cal
Undergraduates will share with
the •alumni in the season's first
large social affair, the Collegian
Dance. Following the Pep Rally,
the dance will feature the music
of the 'Campus Owls. Highlight of
the event will be the announce
ment of the Collegian 1940 Queen.
Tonight's Pep Rally, to be broad
cast from Rec Hall by station
KDKA, in which students and
alumni will participate, will begin
with• the dedication by Fred War
ing over his NBC Red Network
program of his new Penn State
The Alumni Council and the
All-College cabinet will meet in
a get-together tonight following
the Pep Rally.
.TomorrovVs schedule includes a
rigorous set of athletic events with
varsity football with West Vir
ginia topping the list, and includ
ing soccer with Western Mary
land, cross-country with Michigan
State, junior varsity football with
Cornell, and freshman football
Tomorrow night's cider party, to
which alumni, faculty, and seniors
are invited will provide the fin
ishing touch to the 20th Alumni
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ROUMANIA Immediate con
struction of air raid shelters has
been going on in Roumania. Ger
man military supplies are still
pouring into the country. Ger
man radio reports state that all
RoumaniF.n oil exports to Turkey
and Greece have been shut off.
ROME—ltalian axis officials
are drafting plans for a trade war
with the U. S.
WASHINGTON Secretary of
War Stimson sent a three-man
army commission to London to.
study Bzitish air defense against
German attack. The U. S. army is
sending 1,000 men to Hawaii to
strengthen anti-aircraft defenses.
More men will soon follow.
WASHINGTON —All Rouman
ian assets in the U. S., as well as
the funds of the other invaded
countries at war, will be frozen
by British and American interests.
TURKEY—Turkey will not give
in to Nazi demands for surrender,
it is reported. Russia is in a po
sition to make the decision wheth
er she will aid Turkey or not. Hit
ler has surrounded the entire RUS
sian,continent:.awiliting . Russia's
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