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. VOL. 37—No. 27
Ernest Kurkjian, 24-year-old
Temple pre-theological student,
doesn't want to be drafted, but he
ought to study a little constitu
ional law, according to Dr. John
H. Ferguson, assistant professor of
Kurkjian is waiting to see what
happens when someone violates
the Selective Service Act. He
claims that the law is unconstitu
tional under the provisions of the
13th Amendment which provides
that no "involuntary servitude,
except as a punishment for crime
whereof the party shall have been
duly convinced, shall exist within
the United States."
Dr. Ferguson pointed out that in
1918 the Supreme Court handed
down a decision in a similar case,
testing the constitutionality of the
World War I selective service act.
In that case, Arver v. Uniied
States, Chief Justice White held
that military service is not an im
position of involuntary servitude
since military service is a citizen's
If Kurkjian desired to test the
constitutionality of the present
law, Dr. Ferguson explained, re
sisting the law was certainly not
the proper way to do it. Correct
procedure would have been to get
an injunction or restraining order
from a court.
In New York eight divinity stu
dents and two Socialists are ap
pearing before a grand jury for
failing to register. Their claim is
that registration for military serv
ice is in opposition to the constitu
tional provisions regarding relig
ious and political freedom.
Here also, a Supreme Court pre
cedent has been established, al
though it may not wholly govern
the present case. In 1934 the Su
preme Court ruled that it was not
an abridgement of freedom of
worship for the University of Cal
ifornia to require military train
ing of its students.
Nazis, Gets Here
Persistence - may be a virtue, but
with the animal husbandry depart
ment it is an obsession.
A certain "Cough Drop" Luton
Hoo 679 had some sons. These were
bred and exhibited •by the College
and were Grand Champion wether
lambs and pen of lambs at the
International Live Stock ;Exposi
tion, Chago, in 1939 And 1940. In
addition, Cough Drop bad some
daughters. As usual, that is where
complications stepped in.
Cough Drop came from:the Lady
of Ludlow's Farms in Scotland.
Because of the department's de
sire to continue the line-breeding,
the ideal mate for the daughters
had to come from the old home
After a bit of inter - -oceanic cor
respondence, a Southdown yearl
ing ram having the official alias of
Luton Hoo 877 was'selected as the
lucky bridegroom. The only fly in
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Hibshman Thanks Faculty,
Students. For Cooperation
Edward K. Hibshman, chairman
of the College draft registration
committee, • yesterday thanked The
student . body and the 90 faculty
and staff registrars for their coop
eration at registration; Wednesday.
"There was no congestion what
soever," Mr. Hibshman said. "This
was directly due to the prompt
ness of the students in rportifkg at
the scheduled hour's and to the
competent *ark of the registrars."
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Sale of Temple Tickefs
Begins Monday Morning
Tickets for the Temple foot
ball game in Philadelphia next
Saturday will go on sale at the
Athletic Association box office
at 8 a.m. on Monday, Harold R.
Gilbert, assistant to the graduate
manager of athletics, announced
The price of admission will be
$2.85 and will entitle students to
sit in the reserved State section
between the 35 and 45 yard lines.
A football holiday has been an
nounced. for the day of the game
and there will be no classes.
Named By Coach
Professor Joseph F. O'Brien,
coach of men's debating, today an
nounced the men who have been
chosen for this year's varsity and
The successful candidates, listed
according to class, are: Seniors—
Coleman Bender, David R. Ben
jamin, Ernest S. Dix, John W.
Fritz, Julian F. Gold, Lewis P.
Green, Oscar Kranich, David M.
Orkin, and Robert I. Weiss.
Juniors—Thomas J. Burke, Paul
R. Decker, Gerald F. Doherty, Will
iam E. Harkins, Warren C. Ling,
Norman E. Oakes, Mark A. Rich
ards, William C. Ritzel, Donald
S. Williams, and John R. Wishart.
Sophomores— Manuel Aronson,
Morris Beck, Herbert Berger, Mil
ton Calig, Samuel Fredman, Will
iam H. Harbold, John B. McCue,
R. Warburton Miller, Richard R.
Newton, Bernard Weinberg, arid
Freshmen Milton Bergstein,
Carroll P. Blackwood, Fred C.
Dunlap, Harold Epstein, Roger C.
Heppell, Walter Gerson, Robert
Kimmel, Edward Lapos, Morton
Rosenfeld, and Frank E. Zabkar.
Professor O'Brien said that men
who have not been chosen for the
squad are urged to continue their
interest in forensics. They are in
vited to participate in the various
forums to be sponsored by • the
Forensic Council, and to try out
for the squad again next year.
Army Colonel To Inspect
ROTC Unit Tuesday
The ROTC corps, largest unit in
the Army's Third Corps Area, will
be inspected Tuesday by Colonel
F. G. Kellond, of the area head
quarters at Baltimore.
The unit, with 2300 freshmen
and sophomores in the compulsory
two-year basic course and 212 up
perclassmen in the advanced corps,
has the highest enrollment in its
history this fall. The 127 vacancies
in the advanced corps were filled
from a record number of more than
To Have 'Career Party'
A "Career Party," to be held in
the Wesley Foundation gym at 8
p.m. tonight will be the highlight
of a weekend's activity for the
Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. there will
be a joint devotional service with
St. Paul's Church School, with the
Wesley Foundation orchestra sup
plying the music.
Special Arf Show Today
This afternoon a special exhibit
of prints and color facsimiles will
be on display by Dr. Konrad
Prothmann of 'New York in Room
303 Main Engineering. The collec
tion is composed of reproductions
of prints by gld'and modern mast
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Lions Seek Third Straight Victory
Against Lehigh At Bethlehem Today
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Engineers Are Sought
For Civil Service Jobs
- Civil, mechanical, and metal
lurgical engineers are being
sought to fill positions as inspec
tors in the Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh Ordnance Districts it
was announced today by District
Manager C. D. Hertzog.
Persons applying for a posi
tion as junior inspector will be
required to have a bachelor's de
gree in any field of work. All
applicants will be rated on the
extent and quality of their edu
Application forms may be ob
tained at the postoffice.
A record of class hours attended
at 3 and 4 o'clock by College stu
dents has been compiled by Ray
V. Watkins, College scheduling
officer, and introduced to the All-
College Cabinet which is consider
ing the recent proposal to abolish
In his survey, Watkins found
that approximately 4,660 hours or
932 curricula were open for these
two class hours, but only 4,145
hours or 49 per cent have been
, 3 o'clock with 624
hours of 27 per cent at 4 o'clock.
One interesting factor, revealed
by Watkins, is that two and three
hour laboratory periods were re
sponsible for the highest percent
age of late afternoon classes.
Chemistry laboratory hours in
terefere with 3 and 4 o'clock va
cant periods more than any other
curricula with 5 per cent defi
ciency; other courses ranking from
2 to 3 per cent are home econom
ics, physical education, mechani
cal engineering, industrial engin
eering, and botany.
"However," Watkins explained,
"it is a certainty that all Wed
nesday and Friday 4 o'clocks will
be abolished as an experiment in
insuring committee and organiza
tion groups to meet in the school
day instead of at evening ses
Stars In Today's Grid Battle
Tom Vargo, left, Penn State end,
and Bill Hauserman, above, Lehigh
guard and captain, are expected
to star in today's footballs battle
between the Engineers and the
Lions at Bethlehem. State will be
trying for its third straight vic
tory. (For story, see column five.)
Here Ends Today
The Pennsylvania Historical As
sociation will end its two-day con
ference today with a business and
discussion meeting this morning
and a luncheon program and tour
at Bellefonte this afternoon.
Approximately 15 0 delegates
from all colleges in Pennsylvania
gathered here yesterday, climaxing
the day's program with the annual
banquet at the Nittany Lion last
night. Dr. Asa E. Martin presided,
while Dr. Solon J. Buck's address,
"The Living Past," featured the
This morning a busineis meeting
and a discussion of the topic, "The
Scotch-Irish in Pennsylvania," will
be held in Room 121, Liberal Arts.
The delegates will then gather for
a luncheon sponsored by the Cen
tre County Historical Society at
12:30 p.m. at the Penn Belle Hotel,
The luncheon will commemorate
the town's three past governors,
Curtin, Beaver and Hastings, with
papers being presented concerning
each. Following the luncheon, a
tour of points of interest in and
around Bellefonte will begin at
2:30 p.m. as the final feature of the
College Presidenf Will
Speak Af Chapel Services
The president of Gettysburg
College, Dr. Henry W. A. Hanson,
will speak at Chapel services to
morrow morning. His subject has
not been announced.
Dr. Hanson reecived his A. B.
degree at Roanoke College. Later
he studied abroad at the Berlin,
Leipzig and Halle universities, and
then attended Bucknell and La
fayette in this country.
He has been president of Gettys
burg College since 1923.
During his college education he
became a member of Kappa Phi
Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, and Scab
bard and Blade.
Chambers '44 Party Head
John J. Chambers was elected
chairman of the freshman Inde
pendent party at a meeting held
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Lehigh Selected To Start
In Late Lineup Change
By PAT NAGELBERG
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 18
A gridiron rivalry which dates
back to 1888 will be resumed in.
Taylor Stadium tomorrow when
Penn State will seek its third
straight victory of the season.
against a thrice-beaten Lehigh
team. A play by play broadcast
of the game will be made over
KDKA by veteran announcers
Claude Haring and Bill Sutherland.
The kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The contest will be the 21st in
a series that started 52 years ago.
State has triumphed on 12 occa
sions, the Engineers have won
seven, and a 7-7 deadlock was
played in 1920.
While the Lions are overwhelm
ing favorites, Coach Bob Higgins
is welding together the strongest
possible lineup and will make only
one change in the starting eleven
that took the field against West
Virgina last Saturday.
On the eve of the game the Lion
mentor has selected Bob "Sonny"
Rice, sophomore left halfback and
former Bethlehem High star, to
replace Chuck Peters in the tail
back spot where he will be given a
chance to shine before his home
town crowd. An outstanding player
in practice sessions to date, Rice
has seen little action in the first
two games because he plays the
same position as Pepper Petrella
and Peters, the Lions' leading ball
Petrella, with two touchdowns
and 250 yards gained from scrim
mage to his credit, as well as
Peters are expected to enter the
battle after itgets under way.
In the fullback post for the sec
ond straight Saturday will be
chunky Earl "Sparky" Brown, 165
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New York WPA workers
charged' the Democratic party
yesterday with intimidating the
workers through ward "helpers"
and the passing about of demo
cratic literature. A representative
from the Workers Alliance stated
that the Hatch act is being violat
ed and that the increase of the en
rollment of WPA workers backs
up his statement of Democratic
Washington The Democratic
party has begun an open political
campaign. President Roosevelt
will make a series of five cam
paign speeches using as an excuse
for campaigning, "that Willkie has
been making 'falsifications.' The
Republicans in answer say that
Roosevelt is becoming "jittery"
over the gaining popularity of
London English officials re
leased the report last night that
6,950 citizens were killed and 10,-
650 injured during the month of
Carpenter To Speak
Professor Ray Calpenter, asso
ciate professor of education and
psychology, will speak at the
Freshman Council Cabin retreat
at the PSCA Cabin in Shingletown
Gap this afternoon.