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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
61,:,,,,0r to the Penn State Collegian. established 1901. and
the Free Lance, established 1897
Thursday Morning, October 24, 1940
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
I. ,, gular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Entered as second-class matter July 5. 1934,
' at the post-offioe. at State College. Pa.. under the act of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Business Manager-
Adam A. Smyser '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. McLorie '4l; Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '4l; Women's Managing Editor—Arita L.
I:Teleran '4l; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising, Manager—John H. Thomas '4l: Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein '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. PoKemp
nor '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W.. Allison '42. Paul
1.5 Goldberg , '42. James E. MeCaughney '42, Margaret 1.. Em
'bury '42. Virginia Ogden '42, Fay E. Rees '42.
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Vcintigitm Editor This Issm Ross B. Lehman 'l2
YsJows Editor This Issue___-.____George Schenkein '4t
Women's Editor This Issue ' _Vera L. Setup '4l
fq h ml, re Assistants Zukanku.s, Richard A, Baker
Cabinet Takes Action O Damage
in The Pajama Parade
Collegian cannot agree with the All-College
Cabinet in its Tuesday night decision to use Inter
class Finance funds to pay for damage in the fra
ternity pajama parade on September 30.
One thing is right. The action. kept faith with
the borough authorities and with last year's All-
College President, who promised the street signs
would be paid for if ever they were torn down. It
was to satisfy this obligation that Cabinet voted to
pay the debt.
The Collegian thinks that Cabinet, in its haste
to keep faith and make good, forgot another very
important point that may provide it with plenty of
trouble in the future.
It has taken the position of assuming responsi
bility for any student or group of students moved
by mischief or malice to do damage within the
Interfraternity Council, in effect, admitted its
members were guilty but pleaded off on the
grounds no one would confess and the Council
didn't have the money. These are not
arguments or very good defenses. They certainly
o.re not reasons why All-College Cabinet should
pay the bill.
To the, Collegian it seems unfortunate that the
Cabinet should have accepted the burden, that it
should have allowed the major issue to be con
fused by petty controversies over whether one or
two high school boys or one or two non-fraternity
men might have joined in the parade and shared
in the damage. The parade was a - carefully or
ganized fraternity affair and a lot of interested
people knew it was coming off before ft
was staged. The Borough Council knows these
things. All-College Cabinet was left to pay the
The only good sign in the Cabinet action was
the apparent fear of the members themselves that
they might be setting a dangerous precedent. They
passed a motion nullifying the promise made by
the All-College President last year and provided
that their action was not to be-regarded as a pre
Someone is sure .to regard it as a precedent
Cabinet must be surer to prove that it is not.
'fhe College Cracks Down
The College has finally decided to crackdown.
to take its chances with a hot potato, and enforce
the Interfraternity Dating Code.
This action is long overdue.
We feel sure that morals at Penn State are no
worse than at any other college, probably better.
That is not the point.
Particularly since the Rachel Taylor murder,
the spotlight has been on Penn State. Any un
seemly incident will be magnified a thousand
times. Any laxity in enforcement of women's reg
ulations and college dating provisions may bring
ear-breaking repercussions. It's too much to risk.
Under the new arrangement, Interfraternity
Council will enforce its own code by setting up its
own tribunal. If it must fall back on a higher
authority, it knows it .has the support of the Col
lege Senate. This method has been tried and tried
in other instances, notably rushing code enforce
ment and the establishment of a Student Tribunal
to enforce freshman customs.
__C. Russell Eek.
119.12 i South Frazier St
Shades of William Penn! Dress me black - and
make me a Quaker! Buy me a kite and call me
I'm off to Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love
and Heavenly Chlorinated Water to see us wallop•
Naturally we'll wallop Temple. Didn't we get
six votes for the best team in the country in the
last poll? Why, even Ccirnell was only about 11,994
votes ahead of us.
After the Game
There are any number of ways you can amuse
yourself in Philly, we understand. For instance
you can (1) go to Coivention Hall and inspect the
Declaration of Independence or (2) go to the Troc
adero and inspect. If you desire feminine com
panionship you may (1) catch a Penn State coed
cunning off the field after the game or t 2) get a
'Of course there aren't many night spots. After
you've taken in the Ben Franklin (where the Blue
Band enjoyed a peaceful evening last year), the
Botel Philadelphia, the Hotel Adelphia, Lou's, Mc-
Gillan's Ale House, the Melrose Riding Club, the
Bellevue Hotel, Weber's Hofbrau in Camden, the
Flanders, the 20th Century, the Little Ratbskellar,
Wilson's, and several dozen similar - spots—you'll
he left without any place to go.
See you at Peanut Joe's in Harrisburg.
Our Sincere Sympathy
Goes to those remaining in State College over
the weekend. We hope you can all get together
and find a fourth for bridge.
Dispossessed Pin Department
The predatory female, realizing that leap year
lacks but two months of completion, pulled a min
or blitzkreig last weekend as jewelry barter
Now= being seen together: Frankie Leiby and
Stretch Tomlinson's DU badge; Gloria Knepper
and Don Davis' Phidelt jewelry; Lois Wickershop
and Gart Dietrick's pin; Anne Evans and Bill
Bart's Lambdachialpha sparkler; Anne Bather
slot and Leo Russell's KDR badge: Ella Ferris
and Bill Christoffer's Beta jewelry.
And Katey Popp, we understand, came back
from Annapolis I:vith two (not one) anchors.
A Personal Message
Presuming. that his readers do not debase their
reading habits with the cheaper sort of literary
mediocrity turned out by a certain intellectual
nonentity known, quaintly enough, as the Maniac,
the Campuseer will not deign to comment upon
certain unflattering allusions to our literary offer
ings made by said Maniac in said Maniac's so-call
In the bigness of our heart we can fell no ran
cor—only pity for our less gifted contemporaries.
And who knows—perhaps even the Maniac may
have a mother.
• Congratulations to Jerry Weinstein, city editor
of that metropolitan sheet, The Sadder Deadly
Bugle, for his keen analysis .of football's ins and
It seems that Bob Wilson, CDT sports ed, wanted
to predict the State-Lehigh score at 34-0. But the
shrewd Weinstein assured him that this was top
slight a margin and advised him to change it to
46-0. Wilson did so in his column.
P. S. It is reported•that Weinstein is making no
recommendations on this week's predictions.
Racket of the week: three architecture students
led by Don Horton are nailing frosh as they leave
tribunal meetings and offering to draw signs for
the unfortunates—for a nominal fee .. . heard in
the Chi 0 house; "Every time I think of Friday
night I just want to SCREAM" . Prof. Klausen
of the Soc. Dept was born exactly two hours too
early to miss the - draft . . . -Eleanor Steffi (seen
cf ten lately with one Hal High) wishes it to be ,
known that she is not the "Snuffy" in the torrid I
love note published in last week's column . . .
heard in the Corner Room: "they call babies
weather stripping because they protest their dad
dies from the draft" . . not heard in the Corner
Room: "Can't sleep? Try counting fraternity pins?
THE DAILY COT JPGIAN
Today and tomorrow at the
Cathaum theatre Douglas Fair
banks Jr. stars with Rita Hay
worth. in Ben Hecht's outstanding
screen play "Angels Over Broad
This new film is packed with
more drama, honest character de
lineation, and understanding than
has hit the screen since "Viva
Villa." The camera work and
musical score are said to contri
bute extra beauty and significance
to what has been called a brilliant
new contribution to the screen.
Student Union dan . Ce in Armory,
4 to 5 p. m.
Initial debut of IMA News, of
ficial news sheet of IMA. •
Dr. A. C. Pundt speaks on "Ter
ritorial Changes in Europe Since
1933" before open meeting of In
ternational Relations Club, 124
L. A. Building, 7 p. m.
Faculty party of Home Econom
ics Club, White Hall, 7 to 9 p. -m.
Home Economics students invited.
Kappa 'Alpha Theta sorority to
entertain Beta Theta Pi fraternity
at punch party.
Student Housing Board meet
ing, 305 Old Main, 7:30 p. m.
Meeting of Le Cercle Francais
in playroom of Grange Dorm, 8
Absentee voting drive now un
der way. Postcards, addresses of
candidates, and full information
for legislature are available at
Students interested in election
night party to listen-to returns
should sign up now at Student
Your Ai•e Cordially Invited
To Attend The
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER' 24, 1940
Letters to the Editor—
Boost The Teani,
To the Editor
We have a good football team
this year, it could be great—if we
wanted it to be. There has-been a
lot of vapid talk floating around
about Penn State spirit; What
about action? Nothing! Why don't
we have a band out to send our
team off, and have a band out to
welcome them back—win' or - lose.
Of course there would be compli
cations: but have we no student
- Saturday is our crucial game of
the year."'The team is going to
need plenty of spirit Saturday. We
must be the ones to give it to them!
J. Deitrick '4l.
Editor's Note:=Collegian agrees
with Reader Deitrick.
About Mr. Conveys
And How He Dresses
To the Editor:
I believe that this week in an
earlier: edition. of the .Daily Col
legian, Mr. F: L. Conyers expressed
his opinion about Soph Hop being
formal. He also stated that "no
doubt it was the work of a bunch
of half-baked Independents."
If these Independents dict not
look out for the independent man,
who would? After all, maybe all
the boys in this college are not as
fortunate -as Mr. Conyers and do
not own tails or. a tux—but, they
do have the money and wish to
attend Soph Hop. Isn't it only fair
that 'the Independents should try
to look out for these boys as well
as thOie more fortunate ones?
And—since when did boys enjoy
getting into stiff shirts and collars.
I always understood they abhorred
that. Or maybe tMr. Conyers looks
smoother in tails than in street
An Independent '43