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VOL. 37—No. 23
Preparations for student draft
registration were completed yes
terday with the announcement by
Edward K. Hibshman, chairman
of the draft committee, that 90
. registrars will be sworn in at the
Armory at 7 p. m. today.
. He reminded students that to
register they must have their
matriculation cards and sample
registration forms filled out in
pencil. These forms may be ob
tained at Student Union.
Cadets of the advanced course,
senior division of the ROTC need
not register, Mr. Hibshman said.
He explained that this includes all
advanced ROTC students. Regis
tration is required of all other stu
dents, including aliens, between
the ages of 21 and 36. Failure to
register is punishable by a fine of
$lO,OOO, five years 'in prison, or
Students have been asked to
register in the Armory at sched
uled hours which have been post
ed for the past week at prominent
places in town and on campus.
Sick students who are unable to
register at the Armory on October
16 should telephonb the .registra
tion committee which will be on
duty in the Arinbry. A special
registrar will register such stu
dents at their homes.
Those who are quarantined or
who are too sick to be registered
on October 16 must present them
selves for registration before a
local board; or notify the board
as soon as they can be registered.
A physician's certificate will be
required to prove valid cause for
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New Fall Show
A new knock-em-down, drag
em-out musical review—" The Bal
loon Goes Up"—starring the Three
Stooges, Marce Stringer, and a
mixed Glee Club of twenty-five
voices will be presented as the
Thespian Club's annual fall show
on Houseparty weekend.
Fcir the past three weeks, Thes
pians have 'been working to sort
the cream of the most unusual
crop - of talent that has hit the
Penn State campus in many years,
particularly in the Class of '44.
. At least six sets of expensive
costumes have been presented to
the Thespian Club by Fred War
ing, who was made an honorary
member of the Club , last May. The
costumes alone will make _the
new fall show, "The Balloon Goes
Up," an extravaganza second to
none in a decade of Thespian his
tory. Waring has also contributed
several of his special Glee Club
arrangements for use in the show.
Noble Elected To Lead
Freshman Campus Party
Kemp Noble '44, was elected
chairman of the freshman Campus
party last night at a meeting held
in Room 405, Old Main.
Wally Briesch was- chosen to
fill the treasurer's office. The vote
for secretary' was temporarily
postponed as• neither of the two
leading candidates, Suzanne
Clouser and Doris Taylor, could
attain the majority necessary for
With its organization complete,
the freshman party will announce
and conduct its own meetings for
the remainder of the year.
TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Fred Waring Writes
Song For Penn State
THE HILLS OF OLD
Here among the mighty hills
that proudly guard her gate,
Stands old Penn State, so strong
O'er the crest of Nitt'ny adding
glory to her height,
E'er waves the Blue and White.
Sounds 'of music fill the air
through the valleys ev'rywhere
Loyal voices loud and clear tell
ing all, the world "our hearts
Through the years the Blue and
White will ever consecrate
these wondrous hills -
To old Penn State, The Hills of
A brief ceremony for the official
presentation of the Penn State
Mural, gift of the class of 1932,
was held in the first floor lobby
of Old Main at the College, Satur
Prof: J. Burn Helme of the ar
chitedurdl department introduced
the speaker and also talked for a
few minutes on the origination of
the idea for the mural, for which
he 'ci•edited Harold E. Dickson, as
sociate professor of fine arts.
H. Audrey Myers, senior class
president of the class of 1932,
made the actual presentation. He
said that the mural to him depict
ed the highest ideals of this in
stitution_ _and that_ he . hoped ..it
would continue to remain the
representative of these ideals.
Acceptance of the mural was
made by President Ralph D. Het
President . Hetzel :spoke about.
the artistry of Henry Varnum
Poor, creator of the mural. He•
also said that he hoped the in
spiration derived from the mural
would add the contribution of
force to the other influences Penn
Professor Helme then closed the
ceremony and told the audience
that pamphlets explaining th e
!J purpose of the mural could be
obtained from either Professor
Dixon or Professor Hyslop.
Members Get Dividends
Dividends and a d j us tmen t s
amounting to $5,039 were returned
to members of the College staff
participating in the Group Hos
pitalization Insurance Plan this
month and have been awarded to
each member in proportion to the
'Maximum return was $3.97 on
a contribution totaling $16.65. This
dividend was earned on the basis
of $l.ll contributed monthly since
the plan began in April, 1939, up
to June 1940.. Other returns were
made in proportion to the length
of membership and amount of total
Rushing (ode Is Topic
Of Fraternity Couselors
The year's first meeting of the
Fraternity Counselors Association
will beheld tonight at 8 p. m. at
the Pi Kappa Phi house, Prof.
Williath C: Bramble has, an
A discussion of the new rushing
code, together with Interfraternity
Council's Judiciary Committee re
port on rushing, to be given by
the: chairman; Prof. Marsh W.
White, will comprise the principal
business of the Council's meeting.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
Alpha Sigma Phi and Gamma
Phi Beta won the first prizes for
fraternity and sorority decorations
in the annual Alumni Day Decora
tions contest, sponsored by Inter
fraternity Council and the Alumni
First prizes, two bronze cups,
were awarded on the basis of gen
eral effectiveness and originality.
First honorable mention for fra
ternity decorations was awarded
to Kappa Sigma, second to Sigma
Nu, and third to Alpha Chi Rho.
Delta . Gamma won honorable
mention among the sororities.
Judges were Carl W. Ernst Jr.
'4l, president of Scarab architeC
tural society; George A. Hay Jr.
'4l, president of Topian, landscape
architect society; and Harold E.
Dickson, assistant professor of fine
Despite the crowds present for
Alumni Homecoming and the
State-West Virginia football game
on Saturday, State College exper
ienced an accident-free weekend,
the borough police office reported
Phone calls to the borough po
lice department were at a mini
mum over the weekend, the regis
ter revealed. Dogs held the spot
lights as far as complaints were
concerned. One canine was re
ported killed, a second "pooch"
was annoying a neighbor by con
tinuous barking, while a third was
running loose in the College
The Locust Lane fraternity sec
tion saw much activity Saturday
night —and early. Sunday morning
when a number of small fires were
started. Most of the material burn
ed had previously been used for
decorations in front of the houses.
Hummel Fishburn, associate
professor of music education, an
nounced yesterday the schedule
for the listening room of the Car
negie record library in 417 Old
The complete schedule, which
will hold good until November 8,
Monday-8 to 10 a. m., Ito 5 p
Tuesday-9 to 11 a. m., 1 to 3
P. m. •
Wednesday-8 to 12 a. m., 1 to
4 p. m.
Thursday-1 to 4 p. m.
Friday-8 to 11 a. m., 7 to . 10
Saturday-8 to 12 a. m., Ito 5
p. m. (except Nov. 2).
Sunday-2 to 6 p. m., 7 to 10
The library, which consists of
approximately 1500 classical and
semi-classical records, will be
available for student use starting
NYA student workers will be
in charge of the room at the spe
cified hours and will play request
ed records. Such courtesy as
would prevail at any other musi
cal event, namely quiet and atten
tiveness, is all that is required of
Dr. Stocking To Speak
Dr. E. J. Stocking, Principal
Examiner of Engineering in the
United States Civil Service Com
mission, will be the speaker for
the senior engineering lecture in
110 EE building, Friday at 4 p.
m. His topic will be "Opportuni
ties for -Engineering Graduates in
the Federal Service.", •
Delta Sigma Pi is giving a smok
er for upperclassmen in the Com
merce and Finance Curriculum and
Economics majors at the Phi Sigma
Kappa House tomorrow at 8 p.m.,
it was announced yesterday by B.
Boyd Harrington '4l, who is
shown above. Professors A. H.
Reede and C. E. Wyand will
hold an informal debate on the
subject: "A Third Term for Roose
velt." Professor Reede will debate
for the affirmative, Professor Wy
and the negative. Dr. Carl W.
,advisor and head
of the economics and sociology
departments, will speak on "The
Place of the Professional Fratern
Cabinet May Set
The football half-holiday, school
council budgets, and borough
street markers will come before
All-College Cabinet at its third
meeting of the year. in Room 305,
Old Main, at 9 p. m. today.
William S. Hoffman, member
of the College calenctur committee,
said last night he believed that
Cabinet, as successor to the old
Student Board, had the power to
set the football half-holiday.
Cabinet will probably decide
whether the football half-holiday
will come on October 26, the day
of the Temple game, or November
23, the Pitt game date.
School council budgets have
been submitted to Interclass Fi
nance Board and Cabinet will act
on the Board's recommendations
tonight, Arnold C. Laich '4l, All-
College president, said yesterday.
Laich said that he will appoint
a committee to work with • a
borough committee to place the
blame for destruction of street
markers during a recent pajama
Col. Emery Will Discuss
Draft Registration Here
Colonel A. R. Emery will speak
tonight on the relations of the
draft to college students at an
open meeting of the American
Society of -Military Engineers.
The talk will precede Wednes
day's draft registration in which
an estimated number of 1,800
students will participate.
Students, by authority of the
Centre County Commissioners,
will be registered on the campus
by sworn members of the College
Students will be excused from
class only during the hour in
which they are registering.
Robert N. Baker '4l and Emer
C. Flounders '4l will be co-man
agers of Drydock this year, George
L. Donovan, Student Union man
ager, announced yesterday. The
opening of the night flub is sched
uled for November 9.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Hatch Act Held
All College faculty and staff
members are barred from state
and national political activity by
the Hatch Act, it was disclosed
yesterday by President Ralph D.
_ The President said: "Legal
counsel for the College advises
that the Hatch Act limits the po
litical activity of all those em
ployed by the College. Counsel
is of the opinion that the Act
does not apply to elections for
local offices. It is therefore sug
gested that members of the
faculty and staff who desire to
take part in political activity con
sult the provisions of this Act."
In other quarters doubt was
expressed concerning the opinion
of the attorney, who was not
named by President Hetzel, that
the Act "does not apply to elec
tions for local offices."
It was suggested by John H.
Ferguson, assistant professor of
Political Science, if the Act does
block local political activity that
the only way faculty members
could run for office would be "by
doing it through a local party un
affiliated with atiy state or na
tional politibal iirgdnization."
He said that C. Edkar Book,
borough secretary, had written to
the United States Civil Service
Commission asking for an inter
pretation of the Act. This opinion
will probably be taken as final,
Professor Ferguson said, unless
an appeal is made to the courts
and another ruling is made.
Yugoslavia—Nazi high officials
advised Rumania last night not to
make any formal break with Eng
land to avoid the bombing of Ru
manian oil wells.
Holland—German forces in Hol
land received a terrific bombing
from the RAF planes yesterday.
The English bombers continued
into Germany where they set as
their objectives Nazi airdromes,
naval bases, air plants, and muni
Africa—ltalian islands off the
coast of Northern Africa and in
terior strongholds were ripped
apart in the first' big battle of the
London—London and surround
ing terrain received another
"worst bombing of the war" as
Hitler's planes blasted important
war bases. One plane that was
shot down contained a cargo of
bombs large enough to blow up a
Washington—Officials at the
capitol stated that ministers from
Brazil and other South American
countries would meet in the near
future to discuss western hemi
Two luxury liners will be sent
to western Europe to aid in the
evacuation of Japan and Russia.
Music Club To Pledge
The Louise Homer Club will
pledge new members at a meeting
in the northeast lounge of Ather
ton Hall tonight at 7:30. A short
musical program will follow the