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With the Editor—
A Word To The Wise
Is Sufficient, Freshmen 1!
Freshmen, get smart!
This gentle hint comes from, faculty and upper
classmen alike who have been exposed to the un
ruly conduct of your green-capped group at the
compulsory bi-weekly class meetings which have
been sponsored jointly by PSCA and WSGA.
Not satisfied with being discourteous to prom
inent faculty speakers, by paying no attention: to
what has been said, you have repeatedly caused
the speakers embarrassment by openly drowning
out the sound of their voices, making it necessary
Sor them to pause in order to command attention.
A decade ago, when freshman paddles and
eagle-eyed custom enforcers were in every nook
and corner, there was no need for - such a plea as
this. But, today campus society is different. To
day, the College depends upon the democratic
way, the self-conduct of the individual.
In the words of an old adage, freshmen, we pass
our bit of advice. "There's a time for everything,",
—a time for play, for work, for enjoyment, for
reverence, for education. Recognize that particu
lar time, and let nothing interefere. Put all your
energies into that moment.
Freshmen, we enjoy your enthusiasim. Prob
ably some upperclassmen could use more of it.
We appreciate your love of fun, your sense of hu
mor, and your wanting to "let go" under the rigid
Auks of freshman customs. But you must take
into consideration whether you are "cutting loose"
at the proper time.
You know, there's a great power called tuning,
"a physical sense that tells an athlete that he has
xun the right race or throWn an accurate pass, a
mental sense that informs a person he has caught
the appropriate keynote •of a situation. Maybe,
through these first weeks of hurried acclimation to
College life, you've distorted your timing and
.struck out on a bad ball.
. If so, you are not to blame, for preceding gener
ations of freshmen have temporarily gone through
the same process. But, in a suggestive tone rather
than an authoritative one, those who have exper
ienced the turmoil of freshmen days ask you to
use a little common sense.
' You may not have 'realized that speakers and
participants in your mass meetings have wasted
:valuable time to instruct and help you in absorb
' the intricate phases of campus life and the
Penn. State spirit. Your unintentional disorder
liness suggests your lack of appreciation for their
We understand this. However. a continuous ex
hibition of your disrespect causes us to question
your attitude. We hope you recognize this criti
cism as an interest in your social conduct for the
betterment of College spirit, rather than a blatant
So, have your fun, freshmen, but make certain
it's at no one's expense.
Mr. William Smith is guilty of a gioss misde
meanor. Mr. Smith interrupted the singing of the
'Alma Mater at Saturday's football game. He
should have waited outside until the singing was
finished. No doubt he still would have finished
way ahead of the pack.
Hats off to a great nuttier.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian. established -1.904. and
the Free Lance. established 1887
Tuesday Morning, October 15, 1940
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
regular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Entered as second-class matter July 6, 193,4,
'at the post-office at State College, Pa., under the act of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Business Manager
Adam A. Sznyser '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4l
Women's Editor—Vera .L. Kemp '4l; Managing Editor
—Robert H. Lane '4l ; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'4l ; News Editor—William E. Fowler '4l ; Feature • Editor
—Edward J. K. McLoric '4l ; Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '4l ; Women's Managing Editor—Arita L.
Heficran '4l; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John Thomas '4l ; Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l ; Senior Secretary—Ruth
-Gold.,tein '4l ; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
Junior Editorial Board—John A. Baer '42, R. Helen
Gordon '42, Ross B. Lehman '42, William J. McKnight '42,
Alice M. Murray '42. Pat Nagelberg '42, Stanley J. PoKernp
ner '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42, Paul
M. Goldberg '42. James E. MeCasighey '42. T. Blair Wallace
'42, Margaret L. Embury '42, Virginia Ogden' '42, Fay 'E.
Rees '42. •
Graduate Counselor C. Russell Eck
Editorial and Business Office
318 Old Main Bldg:
Managing Editor This Issue J. McKnight '4 - 2
Pews Editor This Issue _,,Georgc Schenkein
Women's Editor, This Issue__ Helen Gordon 42
Sophomore Assistanhs _Domini:it Golab, Dun3.ld W. Davis. Jr.
119421 South Frazier St.
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A town brimming with alumns who managed to
bring home to the rest of us full recognition of the
fact that there is something really tangible .about
the much talked of Penn• State spirit, an exciting
football game, and a better than ever (plug) Col
legian Dance helped to make this Homecoming
the best in years. And with.the editor crying for
more names in columns, the week-end was the
answer to a gossip columnist's prayer
At the Collegian Dance
Just in case you were so engrossed in your date
that you didn't get a chance to look around, here
are some of the couples most of us couldn't miss.
Jimmy Ritchie, 'SAE, and Lila Woolery, kappa,
who danced so hard I expected to see them on
crutches on Saturday; Beth Paine, DG, and George
Hay, sigma nu (surprised, - I was); Ba3rafd Bloom,
kappa sig, and Dotty Savard, KKG; Ann Lobaeh,
Chi 0, and Jim Hitchens, phi sig; Alice Murray,
kappa, and Don Kratser; Bob Brooks, SAE, and
Eleanor Derr, alphachio;; Mickey IVrarmion, KDR,
and Doris Disney, a lovely new transfer from
Richmond (lives in Willey Dorm, fellows); and
then of course there were the old steadies. .
At the Corner ROOM
Ed Pennington; phi sig from last year, was down
at the Corner after the dance. He declared that
he had saved his best suit for Homecoming so that
we would all think he was prosperous. It was a
little loud, though.- Sammy Gallu was- there, too,
and I can't figure out whether he or George Par
rish was escorting Jannie Keith. Blonde Helen
Camp, women's editor last year, was down at the
Corner, too. She had a date with a horse, she told
me, and,so she couldn't stay for the game.
,At the Game .
quint Couch, sigma nu prexy last year, and
Louise Breunninger sat with Connie Smith and
Johnny Barr at the game. I saw Dike Jacobs and
Cal Evans there, too. Ruthie Kennedy, alphachio,
and Dick Reubner, SPE; Pete Pettibon, DTD, and
Patty Patton, the Chi 0; and Jo cdndrin, DG, and
Ernie Berkaw, Acacia, were trying to watch the
game and each other at the same time. They tell
me that that is the worst thing about dating . a
Anywhere . Around . . •
I didn't see these alurrms but I've.been told that
- they were very much - in evidence: Dutch Vosters,
DU, accompanied by a smooth blonde; Burt Willis;
Joe Miller and Paul Febigger, sigma•chi, (sorry I
forgot, it's Mr. and Mrs. now); Bob Casselberg,
SAE, about 20 pounds lighter; Bill N.eal, kappa sig,
and Cordy -Beech, DG; Tommy McLaughlin, phi
kappa sig, and lots of others.
They tell me that the crowd in the Markland
Saturday night was amazed when Dick (Little
Minister) Bitner walked in with Polly Insley.
Did you know that the class cheer in 1920 went
like this: Cornucopia, Horn of Plenty, Pennsy
State, 1920. Cute, eh.
R. B. L
You'll - Enjoy
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
At The News
J. GORDON FAY
intirsday morning's turn - col
umn stories of bombing attacks in
which pedestrians and motorcars.
were tossed about like straws in a
gale fill one with horror and
amazement, but a little three-inch
item, buried in most papers by
masses of "scare" headlines, pre
dicts more human suffering than
the worst "blitz" ever- conjured
up in the mind of Field 'Marshal
That story is of Premier Phil
ippe •Petain's statement to the peo
ple of France that "food rationing
is a painful necessity," and that
France's future lohks "dark and
threatening." This means that
France will be hungry very
The fields of France will feed
two nations during the coming
months—or rather, 'they will feed
one nation and, if crops are good,
will keep another from completely
starving. The first and best agri
cultural yields will go to Nazi field
kitchens, since Napoleon's adage,
"An 'army marches on its "belly,"
is still true today, and a nation
in arms just doesn't produce much
food. The gleanings of the fields
will go to France's forty million.
Those who must live under . an
almost constant hail of bombs will
not be the worst off in Europe dur
ing the coming winter.. High ex
plosives, as a rule, kill quickly.
lota Lambda Sigma meeting, 318
Old .Main, 7 p.m. S. J. Pawelek will
speak on "Some Opportunities for
Industrial Arts Teachers."
Meeting of the staff of the En
gineer. Business staff at 7 p. m.
. editorial at 7:30. Bring all
PSCA Freshman Council for
boys meets in the Hugh Beaver
Room, 304 Old . Main at 8:15 p.m.
PSCA Freshman Forum • for
girl's meets' in -the 'Hugh 'Beaver
Room, 304 Old Main, at 7 p.m.
Association of Fraternity Coun
selors at Pi Kappa Phi fraternity,
8 p.m. Subject for discussion
"How has the new rushing code
worked?" All fraternity alumni - are
Meeting of editorial candidates
and staff of the Penn State Far
mer in Room '3OB Old Main at
7:30 p. m.
Alpha Phi Omega, Boy - Scout
fraternity, 318 Old Main at 10.
Freshmen scouts and scouters are
invited to participate.
All Collegian subscription books
must be returned to the Collegian
office today if the solicitor is to
Students may sign up for try
out for "Family Portrait" at Stu
Ail , sororities will hold open
house from 4 to 5:30 p. m.
Women's Archery Club, Room
3, White Hall, at 7 p. m.
Williams To Address ASIA
Freshman Council Today
Prof. Charles 0. Williams, 'act
ing chairman of the PSCA Board
of Trustees, will address the Fresh
man Council on "The Place And
Function of The , PSCA on the
Campus" in its first organization
meeting in Room-304 Old Main at
This year's program of activity
will be considered • and Robert F.
Struck '42 will present the stu
dent's viewpoint in a Speech to the
Upperclass , committee "counsel
.ors are John W. Dague '42, pro
gram; Philip W. Eicholtz '43, pro
ject; Ralph T. Eddinger '42, enter
tainment; Herman K. Klauk '43,
cabin retreats; and Ilarold J.
Berger '42, publicity.
Sheehe Pledges TPA
Theta Phi Alphas pledged Mari•
M. Sheehe '43 last night.
TUESDAY,. OCTOBER 15, 1940
Chapel Speaker Stresses
Good Neighbor Policy
Speaking on the basic point in
:he Bible which we overlook, Dr:
Robert W. Searle, secretary of the
Greater New York Federation of
Churches, stressed the importance
of the passage, "thou shall love
thy neighbor as thyself," in his
speech at Chapel Service Sunday
In explaining his topic, "Let's
take another'look at Christianity,"
Dr. Searle pointed out that planes
and guns will not settle the pres
ent European war, but the idea of
right that is inherent in those peo
ple will be the deciding factor.
He warned the people of the
United States to build up a power
within themselves 14,- love their
neighbor. By so doing,. we can
avert a tragedy over here similar
to the one taking place in Europe
FFA Holds Party
Seventy enthusiastic • members
and potential members of the Fu
ture Farmers organization met last
night In 405 Old Main for a.short
meeting before they went tearing
across the nearby countryside on
a treasure hunt. The treasure.
hunt ended up in Hort Woods
where doughnuts and applp cider
were enjoyed by all:
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