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VOL. 37—No. 26
For U S Emergency
A state-wide survey has shown
that more and more of 'Pennsyl
vania's college students are turn
ing to studies designed to promote
their usefulness in a national emer
gency, the Associated Press report
ed this week.
From all sections of the state,
school officials reported record
breaking enrollment in ROTC
units although physical require
ments barred some who sought the
Some thinning of upperclass en-
rollment* was reported as students
sought leaves - of absence to take
defense job but an increase in the
freshman class. more than took up
iversity of Pennsylvania,
show enrollment of around 6,000
about the same as last year. A
newly-installed course in naval
training supplementing ROTC at
tracted 100 students on the first
University of Pittsburgh, Pitts
burgh.—Enrollment totaled 12,920
last year and figures are , not im
mediately available this year. How
ever, Col. Ralph W. Wilson report
ed an unprecedented list of applic
ants for ROTC training with 1,203
applying compared with 900 in
Temple University, Philadelphia.
=Day and night classes brought
enrollment up to 12,000, an in
crease of 200 over a year ago.
Many freshmen are women, an
official declared, and added "this is
due to a growing demand on the
part of women for training in spe
cialized fields, such as laboratory
Pennsylvania State C o 11 e g e,
State College. Officials expected
enrollment to at least reach last
October's total of 7,000. The college
has the largest ROTC in the U. S.
army third corps area with more
than 2,300 listed for the basic
course required of freshmen and
New York Wall Street betting
odds gave Pres. Roosevelt an 8 to
5 advantage over Presidential
candidate Wendell Willkie in re
ports late last night.
Washington United States of
ficials stated last night that 52,-
000 men will be recalled to Na
tional Guard service on February
3. This addition will increase the
United States armed forces to 1,-
380,000 men excluding the men
enrolled in the Navy.
- London Air Ministry com
muniques froth London stated last
night than an English seaplane led
an Italian hospital ship to the
scene of the, sinking liner, Ajax,
to pick up survivors.
Stockholm Swedish military
officials reported late last night
that the evacuation of children
from Germany into Rumania is
now complete. Besides moving
children into Rumania,. Hitler has
sent 150 planes to Rumania at.
ready and 150 more are' expected
to arrive today.
Tokio The Japanese air force
is expected to bomb the Burma
road- sometime today. The inva
sion of the Japanese into the East
Indies, has been reported to be due
to Nazi propaganda.
Black Square Replaces
Huge Inverted Swastika
No longer will the weary stu
dent be privileged to repose his
carcass on the huge inverted
swastika which some thoughtful
person painted on the Memorial
Bench along Senior Walk last
The aformentioned trademark
is now a thing of the past In its
place now is a lilack square. Ah,
thwarted desire, so what!
Examiner Will Aid
Transfer students to Penn 'State
will be urged to enter into the
extra-curricular activities in which
they showed the most interest in
high school, a statement recently
issued by the College Examiners
The problem of getting the
transfer student socially active at
State after late entry from other
colleges is a big one according to
Dr. Carl E. Marquardt, College
examiner, who states, "We will at
tempt to integrate the transfer stu
dent into the social life of the Col
lege and make him 'feel at home."
Dr. Marquardt expects . to accom
plish this project by issuing to the
various extra-curricular depart
ments the names of the persons
whose personnel records reveal as
having been interested in those
activities in high school.
"The new super highway be
tween Harrisburg and Pittsburgh
is a rare work that appears to be
part of the terrain rather than a
construction made by man," stated
Julius E. Kaulfus, professor of
highway engineering, yesterday.
Professor Kaulfus is interested
in the highway mainly because he
worked with the-highway depart
ment as State*Manager during a
planning survey when he took
leave from 'his teaching post in
1935 and 1936. During this survey
he was asked to make an estimate
of the traffic that would pass on
the road if constructed.
Professor Kaulfus was not able
to travel 'the road until last Thurs
day. 'He remarked that it was a
great engineering feat, thinking
mainly of the eight complicated
entrances and the effective under
and over passes. Professor Kaul
fus pointed out _that the only fault
of the new highway was that tires
would not stand the high speed
over the long distance.
PNPA Will Distribute
The proposed senior journalism
employment booklets will be dis
tributed to publishers of daily and
weekly newspapers throughout
Pennsylvania under the auspices
of the Pennsylvania Newspaper
Publishers' Association, according
to information received from Will
iam N. Hardy, manager of the
The booklets will contain a com
pilation of facts including the stu
dent's picture, colege record, extra
curricular activities and previous
employment. They are being.spon
sored by Sigma Delta Chi, Theta
Sigma Phi and Alpha Delta Sigma.
Estimates are being received and
a meeting will 'be held next week
for journalism seniors :who , are in
trested in the project, Co-chairmen
Robert B. Lane and George Schen
kein have announced.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
\ FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
President Ralph D. Hetzel's an
nual reception of faculty members
and the administrative staff was
held in Old Main from 8:30 to 11:30
The main floor of Old Main was
decorated with ferns and cut flow
ers placed by Conrad B. Link, de
partment of horticulture.
Dancing was held in the first
floor lounge to the music of the
Canipus Owls. John Beck '42,. play
ed several selections on the Ham
mond organ situated on the second
floor balcony. Refreshments were
served in the Sandwich Shop later
in the evening.
Approximately 800 guests pass
ed the receiving line which was
composed of: President and Mrs.
Ralph D. Hetzel, Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Cosgrove, Mrs. W. D. Phillips,
Arthur R. Warnock, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank D. Kern;
Miss Charlotte E. Ray, Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Steidle; Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Keller, Mr. and •Mrs. Sam
uel K. Hostetter, Mr. and Mrs.
Adrian 0. Morse, Mr. and Mrs.
Marion R. Trabue, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl P. Schott, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
P. Hammond, and Mr. and Mrs.
Stevenson W. Fletcher.
The Pennsylvania German So
ciety, which boasts a membership
of approximately 700, will observe
its 50th anniversary today at the
annual meeting of the organization
to be held .here today.
A business meeting of the society
in the Liberal Arts Building audi
torium at 10:30 a.m. will open the
sessions, following which will 'be
the historical prograin.
Prof. B. M. Hermann, depart
ment of history, has been selected
to act as honorary chairman and
will deliver the main address. Rev.
C. F. Lauer, chaplain at Rockview
Penitentiary, will pronounce the
invocation after which Edward K.
Hibshman, secretary of the Alumni
Association, wilt speak on "The 1
Pennsylvania German in Agricul- '
ture." Dr. Harry H. Reichard, pro
fessor of German at Muhlenberg
College, will deliver an address on
the anthology of Pennsylvania
German poetry. •
A luncheon will be served at the
Nittany Lion Inn at 1 p.m. and
will be followed by a tour of•the
campus and trips through. various
College buildings. The delegates
have been invited to join in the
sessions of the Pennsylvania His
The broad purpose of the Ger
man Society is the collection, pres
ervation and making known of the
language, arts, folk-lore, customs
and general history of settlers in
colonial and early Pennsylvania of
Germanic origin and their des
cendants. It is also interested in
the preservation of the landmarks,
books, records and source material
and publishing theses connected
Officers of the Society are Ralph
B. Strassburger, president; Henry
S. Borneman, secretary; and Fred
erick S. Fox, treasurer. The Col
lege members include Hibshman,
Prof. W. L. Werner and Prof.
George J. Wurfl.
Affenfion Freshmen !
When in doubt about the in
terpretation of customs do not
ask an upperclassman, but call
Student Union or some member
of Tribunal. The fact that an up
perclassman gives you permis
sion to break a custom does not
alter the case.
Presides Al Banquef
department of history, will preside
at the annual banquet of the
Pennsylvania Historical Society in
the Nittany Lion Inn at 6:30 p.m.
tonight. (See story, column five).
Must Take Oath
The alternatives of either taking
an oath of allegiance tothe federal
and state constitutions or being
discharged was presented to all
persons on the state payroll except
those in the bureau of employment
and unemployment compensation,
auditor general and treasury de
Attorney General Claude T.
Reno, in an opinion written at
Governor Arthur James' request.
ruled that the Governor could re
quire the oath from all persons ex
cept civil. service employees - in the
jobless benefit division paid with
It was not known whether or not
College employees would be af
fected by the ruling. Since staff
members come under the state em
ployees' retirement fund, it is ex
pected that they may.
No direct word was received on
the ruling by College authorities
yesterday, and no statement could
Governor James said the action
was taken to prevent the state
from paying salaries to persons
"disloyal or antagonistic to our
form of government."
"There has been some discussion
about loyalty to various societies
and political organizations not
friendly to our form of govern
ment," he added.
At least 20,000 employes would
be required to take the oath, ,Tames
New Art Group
To Meet Tonight
The Students Art Group, new
campus organization,% will sponsor
the first of a series of lectures in
Room 405 Old Main at 8 p. m. to
day, with Richard A. Wolters '42
leading a discussion on "The
Technical Analysis . of Paintings."
Organized at the music concert
last Saturday, the group hopes to
stimulate art appreciation through
student-conducted meetings dur
ing the year. Members of the art
faculty will be invited to speak
from time to time.
Everyone is invited to attend
the discussions which the group
promises to make as non-technical
and as interesting as possible.
Flower Garden, Landmark
For 78 Years, Abandoned
Abandonment of the 78-year-old
formal flower garden in front of
the Zoology building has removed
one of the few landmarks that
will be remembered by many of
the older graduates.
Meets Here Today
Pennsylvania's early contribu
tions in printing, medicine and
botany will feature the ninth an
nual meeting of the Pennsylvania
Historical Association here today
Approximately 100 delegates
from practically all colleges in
Pennsylvania will gather at the
Nittany Lion Inn at 12:30 p. m. to
day for a luncheon that will for
mally open the two-day confer
This evening at 6:30 the annual
dinner will also be held in the Nit
tany Lion Inn, with Doctor Asa E.
Martin of the College presiding.
Featuring the dinner program will
be an address, "The Living Past,"
by Doctor Solon J. Buck, director
of publications, National Archives,
of Washington, D. C.
Tomorrow morning a business
meeting and a discussion of the
topic, "The Scotch-Irish in Penn
sylvania," will be held in Room
121 Liberal Arts. The delegates
will then gather for a luncheon
sponsored by the Centre County
Historical Society at 12:30 p. m.
at the Penn Belle Hotel, Belle
The luncheon program will com
memorate Bellefonte's three gov
ernors, Curtin, Beaver and Hast
ings, with papers being presented
concerning each, Following the
luncheon, a tour of points of in
terest in and around Bellefonte
will begin at 2:30 p. m. as the final
feature of the conference.
Opens In Library
An exhibition of Pennsylvania
German and early Pennsylvania
imprint material gathered by the
Library with the aid of the private
collections of William L. Werner,
professor of English literature, and.
Philip A. Shelley, associate pro
fessor of German, is being shown
in connection with meetings of the
Pennsylvania German Society and
the Pennsylvania Historical Asso
ciation this week on the campus.
One of the rare books on display
which was printed in Philadelphia,
birthplace of Pennsylvania print
ing, is "An Address to the Inhabit
ants of Pennsylvania by Those
Freemen of the City of Philadel
phia," dated 1777. Another preci
ous document printed in 1782 is
"The Revolution of America" by
the Abbe Raynal.
Shown in the exhibit is a facsi
mile copy of the earliest projected
magazine, Benjamin Franklin's
"General Magazine and Historical
Chronical." A microfilm copy of
Franklin's "Poor Richard's Alm
anac" issues published from 1733
to 1766 is among the valuable
Cases in the west end of the ex
hibit room contain books on the
culture of the Pennsylvania Ger
mans. Included in the exhibit are:
Pennsylvania State College theses,
children's books, cook books, fic
tion, Pennsylvania German cus
toms and folk-lore books, diction
aries, and linguistic treaties.
Faculty Heads Go South
Dr. Charles W. Stoddart, Dean
of the School of Liberal Arts, Will
iam S. Hoffman, registrar, Prof.
David B. Pugh, supervisor of Arts
and Science Extension, and Prof.
Edwin W. Zoller, administrate
head of the Dußois Undergraduate
Center, will leave today for a two
weeks' vacation in Alabama.
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