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With the Editor—
'You Guys Are Lucky:
Ex-Editor Brenneman Says
EDITORIAL NOTE: All of the editors who.
served Collegian since 1925 have been invited
to write the editorial they would most like to
addresS to Penn State students today. Not all
of them have responded. The editorials of those
who have will appear in this column from time
By JOHN BRENNEMAN '37
The Daily Notes, Cannoasburg. Pa,
You guys don't know how lucky you are.
. I remember a couple of years ago how we'd sit
around in the Corner Room, wondering what kind
of jobs—if any—we'd be able to get next June and•
consoling ourselves with the thought that maybe
we could go to work for the government—on the
WPA. But some of you guys will be able to land
government jobs without even trying—maybe
without even finishing school.
They're making it easy for you, too. On October
16 you'll get a very special holiday to register for
jobs and a couple of weeks after that same of you
will be notified to report for work. The govern
ment's offer for your services will be one of those
things you just couldn't possibly turn down.
The pay won't be so much to start—s2l a month
.—but in a little while you'll get a raise of nine
bucks a month and with all that dough there's no
reason at all why you won't be able to. pay back
the money you borrowed to help get yourself
through college. It's a nice, steady job, too, good
for a whole year, so you won't have to go back to.
school for quite a while. Maybe you won't have
to go back at all if they decide to keep you on af
ter a year's training. Even if they do let you go,
you'll still be on their list and even if you man
age to land a job later on, the government will
still have the first chance at your services if some
body decides they need more men.
They'll put you on the kind of job you want.
If you're studying engineering, they'll show you
how to build bridges in a hurry so the tanks will
have something to cross a river on. If you are a.
chemical major, you'll learn how to make mustard
gas and phosgene, and how to release so it will
burn out somebody else's lungs and not your own.
If you want to be a bacteriologist, you can be
one. You'll learn how to mix up nice cute batches
a typhus and pneumococci and, how to load them
in shells and bombs. Or maybe you'll learn what
to do if somebody drops the same kind of stuff on
your side. You liberal artists will have your
chance, too, to learn about the "philosophy of
blood and sweat"—the hard way.
And if you miss out on a job this fall, don't be
too discouraged: next spring or next year you may
get your . chance. Maybe by that time you'll have
landed a job of your own, but of course you'll be
glad to give it up in order to accept a post with
the government. They just won't take "no" for
Yes sir, you guys are certainly lucky. Those of
tics who were graduated a couple of years ago
would be pretty jealous if it weren't for the fact
that the government may make us the same kind
of an offer,
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Zuccessor to the Penn State Collegian. established 1904, and
the Free Lance, established 1887
Saturday Morning, October 12, 1940
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
regular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
;Ante College. Entered as second-class matter July- 6. 1934.
at the post-office at State College. Pa., under the act of
March 3. 1879.
Editor Business Manager
Adam A. Smyser '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4l
Women's Editor—Vera L. Kemp '4l; Managing Editor
—Robert H. Lane '4l ; Sports Editor—Richard C. Patens
'4l ; News Editor—William E. Fowler -'4l ; Feature Editor
'—Edward J. K. McLorie '4l ; Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '4l; Women's Managing Editor—Arita L.
Hefferan '4l; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l; Senior Secretary—Ruth.
Goldstein '4l ; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
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Marirtrirtz Editor This Is'aue.
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Sup'l4>rnor. A:4.4!.Ax1: .
___C. Russell Eck
119-121 South Frazier St.
_ROSS B. Lehman '42
_George Sehenkein '4l
Jeanne C. .Stiles '42
I , n.•dmin • nob JorvLeni
How many times have you heard some alumni,
old. or young, say. "You don't realize how much
you love Penn State :until you are away from it
Well, we have heard it time and time again. And
you freshmen persecuted by customs, tribunal,
and sophomores like you- are, if you don't believe
us take a lok around you at the football game to
day, or around town tonight. Figures don't lie.
But then you freshmen don't come in for what
lam about to say. You've got it--now. See that
you hang on to it! I mean SCHOOL SPIRIT.
LoUsy's the • word far last Saturday's' cheering
and singing(?). I for one am glad that my dad
wasn't here when the student .body, 7,100 strong,
stood up to sing their Alma Mater and for all the
singing they did, Penn State might as well be- a
school for deaf mutes. •
Below are printed the words to YOUR Alma
Mater. Clip them out and take 'em to the game
with you this afternoon. Let's not disgrace our
selves before the alumni as We did before our
folks last Saturday.
The Alma Mater
Fo rthe Glory of old State
For her founders strong and great,
For the - future that we wait,
Raise the song, raise We song.
Sing our love and loyalty
Sing our hopes that bright and free
Rest, ,0 Mother dear, with thee,
All with thee, all with thee.
When we stood at boyhood's gate
Shapeless in the hands of fate,
Thou didst mold us, dear old State,
Into me, into men.
May no act of ours bring shame
To one heart that loves thy name,
May our lives help swell thy fame,
Dear old State, dear old State:
Concerning Mountaineer Out Houses
And now that our sermon is over for today, we
can get on with the lighter side of this racket.
Jus happened to think it's a good thing rushing
season is over. What with all these Mountaineer
outhouses standing outside a good many of our
fraternities in honor of West• Virginia, I'm afraid
the boys wouldn't do so good. I know if I were a
rushee I wouldn't relish making that dash -on a
cold winter morning.
Since this is Alumni Weekend, we think it is an
appropriate time to pay tribute to two boys,' both
honor graduates of Penn State, who are really go
ing places in a hurry. This week they had a beau
tifully illustrated article on wildlife - in the Satur
day Evening Post. We mean Frank and John
Craighead. Step up. and take- a bow for your
The Whole Town's Talking .
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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Al The News
J. GORDON FAY
Labor vs Defense?
Several months ago France, to
all outward appearances a nation
Prepared against Nazi invasion, fell
before a German attack with .T
suddenness which surprised the
rest of the world.
• A complete roster of the causes
of France's swift defeat will prob
abably not come to light for an
other 20 years, but the consensus
of experts today seems to be that
labor problems, complicated by un
willingness to cooperate in the gov
ernment, were one of the contri
Today, as guns, planes, battle
ships, , tanks and other vital in
gredients flow into the seething
cauldron of American defense at
less than half -the speed which
would give this country complete
safety, newspapers carry the story
of 49 firms being barred from de
fense contracts because of viola
ations of the NLRB code:
It" should be further noted that
this policy is merely an informal
ruling• by the National ' Defense
commission, a very small group
of men, and not an actual provi
sion of the Walsh-Healey act, reg
ulating wages. on government con
_tracts. Adding to the confusion,
the CIO has threatened a general
strike against a company with
$600,009,000 worth of government
defense contracts on its hands.
Labor legislation has made great
—and worthwhile—strides in the
United States in the past genera
tion, and unquestionably_the.work
ing man deserves everything that
has come his way. But, there would'
be no six-hour days, no forty-hour
weeks, and no minimum wage laws
in a Nazi-controlled United States.
Doesn't it strike you' a little bit
screwy that a man who tosses a
monkey-wrench in one wheel of
a production defense line goes to
jail for sabotage, while an organ
ization which threatens to paralyze
one or several whole vital indus
tries gets, like Hitler in Czecho
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Golf tournament for Alumni,
College golf course, 8 a. m.
Campus tour for Alumni, buses
leave front Schwab Auditorium,
9 a. m. to 12 noon.
Alumni Council meeting, 121
Liberal Arts, 8:30 a. m. .
Home economics alumnae coffee
hour, main lobby Home Ec build
ing. 11 a. m. to 12 noon.
Varsity soccer game with West
ern Maryland, Beaver Field, 1 p.
Junior varsity football with
Cornell, Beaver Field, 1 p. m.
Varsity football game with West
Virginia, Beaver Field, 2 p. m.
Fraternity alumni dinners, 6 p.
Non-fraternity dinner, Sand
wich Shop, 6 p. m.
Presentation of Land Grant
Mural in Old Main, 8 p. m.
Cider party for alumni, faculty,
and seniors, in Armory, 6:30 p. m.
Alpha Phi Omega, Boy Scout
fraternity, meets 10 p. m. Room
318 , 01 d Main. Pledges and fresh
Skull and Bones, Parmi Nous,.
Druids, Friars report to Cheer
leader John Dague at 1 p. m. at
• Drive -lit Theatre
- - ""WITII LOVE
Pinky Tomlin. Toby Wing
Sit In Your Car—See and
Hear the Movies
I mile west of State College
• On Route 322
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1940-
south corner, west standsop, Dr
gamze cheering sections.- 7 :
Forestry alumni * reunion :and
dedication of new Forestryhuild
Home Economics Building open
fo r inspection. Refreshments
N., • •
Induction of new Campus Cen
ter Club members, first . floor
lounge, Old Main, 7:30 p. m. - :•
League of Evangelical students
meets 418 Old Main at 7:30 p.. m.
Two-year reunion, headquar
ters, second floor lounge, .Old
Students interested in Penn
State weight-lifting society will•
organize in second floor lounge,
7 p. in.
Delta. Gamma Alumnae meeting
at Mrs. Frank Butler, Orlando
Apts., 8 p. m.
Phi Kappa Sigma 50th Anniver
sary celebration today and tomor
Hort Show, Stock Judging Pa
vilion today and tomorrow.
Meeting of the SpaniSh Club in
Grange Playroom Tuesday, 7 p. m.
Davis To Speak
• - Prof. Donald W. Davis, depart
ment of journalism, Will- address
a meeting of• high school editors
and advisers at Shamokin today on
"Opportunities inJournalism." The
meeting is sponsored by the' Sus
quehanna division of the- Pennsyl,
vania: School Press Ass aeration.
You can now use the
new road ( to Hickey's
to call for your week
W. R. Hickey,