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VOL. 37—No. 25
On Sign Damage
The first direct evidence that
fraternity men caused damage in
the pajama parade on September
30 has been uncovered by W.
Lewis Corbin '4l, Student Tri
bunal head, it was revealed at - the
Cabinet meeting Tuesday night.
Corbin told the Cabinet that he .
received a letter from Mrs. Mina
W. Newcomer and Mrs. J. M. Zim
mers, hostesSes at Locust Lane
Lodge, in which they charged that
the lodge sign had been taken and
was now in an Acacia fraternity
Corbin said that he investigated
the charge and found the sign in
the Acacia house. It has since
been returned, he said.
The hostesses also stated in
their letter that one of two match
ing por.ch lights had been stolen.
It has not been returned and the
hostesses asked that $lO be taken
from the Student Fund to pay for
a new set.
"This may reflect a whole new
angle on pajama parade destruc
tion," Arnold C. Laich '4l, All-
College president, said yesterday
referring to the $42 worth of street
markers which Borough Council
says were also destroyed the night
of the parade.
Laich named a committee to
work with council in an investiga
tion of both matters. He instruct
ed the committee to obtain an
itemized account of the destruc
tion and to attempt to fix respon
sibility for it.
Members of -the committee 'are
H. Edward Wagner '4l, A. John
Currier Jr. '42, and Richard W.
May '42. ,
Enter 41 Curricula
Undergraduate students admit
ted to Penn State from . 163 col
leges throughout the United States
entered 41 diffe4.ent curricula of
the College this semester: The
College Examiner adriiitted 388
undergraduate transfers, not in
cluding transfers from the under
Out of approximately 1500 ap
plicants for admission, only 251
men and 137 women from 31
states, the Canal Zone, .Hawaii,
and four foreign countries were
admitted. This number is slight
ly less than last year, but it ex
ceeds the new regular admissions
of most Pennsylvania colleges.
"The reputation of this institu
tion is consequently high," re
marked Dr. Carl E. Marquardt,
College Examiner, . commenting
upon the large number of cur
ricula entered by students from
every section of the Dnited States.
"It is a compliment to every
School in the College," Dr. Mar
Junior college transfers com
pose over 19 percent of the total
number admitted. Students ad
mitted by classes are: seniors, 12;
juniors, 78; sophomores, 181;
freshmen, 92; and specials, 25. '
Sent To Governor James
request for the next biennial
Appropriation to the College has
been sent to Gov. Arthur H. James,
President Ralph D. Hetzel announ
The amount, of money asked for
was not revealed. The request is
intended to guide the Governor
when he submits his budget to the
leigislature in January.
To Be Held Tonight
The annual President's recep
tion will be held in Old Main
from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. tonight.
All faculty and staff members
and their wives have been in
vited. The receiving line will be
in the second floor lounge. There
will be dancing in the first floor
/ lounge and refreshments in the
Sandwich Shop. •
New Deal Debated
,By Reede, Wyand
"The TVA is bringing a com
plete collapse of family life in the
Tennessee Valley," said Prof.
Charles S. Wyand last night in de
bate with Prof. Arthur H. Reede
on "The New Deal—Pro and Con"
at the smoker -meeting of Delta
Sigma Pi honorary commerce and
He pointed out that people sac
rifice their health to hang on to
household appliances, which al
though available at low cost, they
cannot afford. However, both lie
and Reede agreed that flood con
trol and reforestation were genu
ine benefits from the TVA project.
Although Reede declared the
nation should husband her key re
sourbes:involved in key industries,
Wyand i'eared blueprint control of
one industry would lead to control
Considering the suggested
changes to the Wagner Act, Reede
recommended that employees vio
lating the act receive- appropriate
. than deprivation
of civil rights, while Wyand de
clared that employee obligations
were the very !foundation of those
rights. Wyand believes the NLRB
is pro-labor and should be increas
ed to better represent the middle
In the 'federal housing field, Wy
and would rather see an effort
made to cure the cause of disease
and misery in slums than the pres
ent one to remove the slums, or
evidence of misery.
At the same meeting, Prof. Carl
W. Hasek, head of economics de
partment, spoke to those interested
in pledging the honorary on "The
Place 'of Delta Sigma Pi at Penn
State." The recording of a radio.
interview made in • Philadelphia
last year at the honorary's na
tional convention was played to
explain the purpose of the fratern
Booklet Being Considered
Estimates for the senior journ
alism employment booklet under
consideration this year are now
being received, Co-chairmen
George Schenkein '4l and Robert
B. Lane '4l announced yesterday.
Sponsors of the booklet are
Sigma Delta Chi, Theta Sigma Phi,
and Alpha Delta Sigma, journal
ism honorary fraternities.
The booklet is along the lines
of other schools and will be dis
tributed to publishers of daily and
weekly newspapers in Pennsyl
Portrait Painting Film
Scheduled Next Tuesday
. "Wayman Adams Painting a
Portrait," a motion picture in col
or demonstrating the painting of
a portrait from a preliminary
sketch to the 'finished picture, will
be shown' in room 107 Main En
gineering at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday.
Mr. Adams has given similar
demonstrations in person before
important professional art groups
and in the Thursday criticisms
frequently given to his portrait
class in Elizabethtown, N. Y.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
WPA May Erect New Campus Armory,
Twice As Big As Rec Hall, Emery Says
The Armory, pictured above, may soon be replaced with a new and
much larger building. Col. Ambrose R. Emery said yesterday that
WPA funds have been asked for to partly finance the proposed struc
ture. If the Armory is built according to present plans, he said, it
could be used as an auditorium and for student activities. Colonel
Emery warned, however, that the plan is still in its infancy but added
that it is definitely underway.
Sign For Draft
Official returns made after the
close of draft registration last
night show that 1,574 students reg
istered in the Armory and that 819
persons registered at the Alpha
Fire Company hall in town.
No breakdown was made on the
number of students who registered
from each class. Centre County
with 165 registrants, Allegheny
County with 118 and 'Philadelphia
with 113 were the only counties
from which more than 100 stu
Counties from - which more •than
25 students registered are Luzerne
67, Delaware 47, Westmoreland 42,
Cambria 40, Montgomery 39, Blair
38, Erie 33, Lycoming 33, Dauphin
31, Washington 29, Chester 27,
Clearfield 26, Schuylkill 26, and
Among other states New York
led with 57 and New Jersey was
second with.2B. Ohio had 12, Vir
ginia 8, Illinois 7, Maryland 7,
Massachusetts 7, Connecticut 5,
and Michigan 5. No other state
had more than four.
One student from Canada reg
istered, one from the Canal Zone,
and two from Puerto, Rico. Stu
dents from other countries gave
addresses in the United States.
In the borough 248 registrants
were from the east division (east of
South Frazier Street), 264 were
from the west division (west of
South Frazier Street), 80 were
from College Heights, and 227
were from out of town.
Physics Offices Occupy
New Chemistry Building
Prof. William R. Ham, head of
the physics department, and five
other physics professors will move
today to their departmental offices
in the new Chemistry Building.
Those moving at this time in
clude Profs. David C. Duncan,
Henry W. Knerr, Henry C. Torrey,
Robert L. Weber, and (Marsh W.
'44 Independents Elect
John Chambers was elected
chairman of the '44 Independent
Party at a meeting held last night.
Other officers, elected were Helen
Dodd, secretary, and Robert Kim
This Armory May Soon Be Thing_Of Past
'May I Introduce
You To Your Wifer
"Mr. West, I would like to in
troduce Mrs. West, your wife."
If Froth's chief funny man
doesn't develop a better memory
someone is likely to say that to
If you want, to know why, ask
one of the draft registrars on
duty in the Armory yesterday.
Among the innumerable dumb
replies was one from Don West,
Who answered "I can't remem
ber" when asked to name his
wife's home town.
Draft Catches Up
Between the devil and the deep
blue sea. Or between the Rath
skellar and the draft.
That's the - position five student
beer-drinkers found themselves in
yesterday. It seems that at College
registration in September they
falsely put down their ages as 21.
Yesterday at draft registration
they suddenly lost their taste for
beer and wanted their ages cor
rected on College records.
As far as can be learned nothing
was done about their case. It was
evidently left up to them whether
to register for the draft and stop
drinking beer or not to register,
continue drinking beer, and take
their chances on, being arrested
for draft evasion.
The .first student to register was
All-College President Amy Laich.
Amy got up bright and early, hur
ried to the Armory, and started
answering questions at 7:03 a.m.,
just three minutes after registra
tion officially opened.
Among the unusual registrants
was an officer in the Turkish army.
He's a student and required by
law to register even though he is
an alien. The student registrant
whose home is the greatest dist
ance from State College lives in
Peiping, China. Another citizen of
China registered and gave his
birthplace as Kobe, Japan.
Some registrars, either in town
or on the campus, evidently can't
see very well. When Lou Bell,
journalism professor, registered .at
the Alpha Fire Company hall his
complexion was recorded as dark
brown. On the campus, two Neg
roes were judged as having light
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Uses of Building
A College request for funds for
a new armory, about twice the size
of Rec Hall, is now being consid
ered by the WPA. Col. Ambrose
R. Emery, head of the ROTC unit,
"The WPA Authority has set
aside certain funds to be used only
in national defense matters, mak
ing this a logical time to request
funds for the building of a much
needed armory," Colonel Emery
He added that the opinion of the
WPA Authority was quite favor
able to the project. However, part
of the money necessary would
have to come from the State Leg
islature. The project of getting a
new armory is only in its infancy,
but it is definitely underway, Col
onel Emery said.
Plans for such a building were
drawn up several years ago and
if the appropriations should go
through, these plans would un
doubtedly be used with only min
or changes,, he stated. These plans
call for one of the largest college
armories in the country, Colonel
Emery said. He said that the
building could be used for innum
erable College activities and as
semblies when not being used by
the military department.
"When'the present Armory was
built, 51 years ago, there were be
tween 200 and 300 military stu
dents at the College, now we have
2516 students taking ROTC. A
new armory is by far the most
needed building on the campus,"
Colonel Emery continued. "This
I say because, due to the national
defense mindedness of our coun
try, ROTC training will increase
even more than it has."
Washington For the first time
in history, United States citizens
registered for compulsory draft.
Over 16 million men registered
yesterday, this number including
movie stars, prize fighters, con
gressmen, baseball stars, and such
notables as Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jr. The speed of the registration
was emphasized as one million
men an hour offered their serv-
Alexandria RAF bombers
rained destruction on German
troops massing for invasion on the
boundary of 'Northern Egypt. High
officials in Egypt stated last night
that the rainy season has started
and axis forces will have to march
through a desert of mud if they
Pittsburgh V ice- presiden
tial candidate Henry L. Wallace
campaigned through we s t ern
Pennsylvania yesterday. In his
campaign speeches, Wallace at
tacked Col. Charles Lindbergh and
the Republican party for appease
London English officials re
reicevd communiques last night
from the Royal Navy reporting the
sinking of three Nazi supply ves
sels and two' ships accompanying