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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Fay.:•:essor to the Penn State Collegian. establizhed 1904, and
the Free Lance. established 1887
Friday Morning, October 25, 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 5. 1934.
at the post-office 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.
Hefferan '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.. P... Helen
Gordon '42, Ross B. Lehman '42, William J. McKnight '42,
M. Murray '42, Pat Nagelberg '42. Stanley J, PofiemP
yier '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Beard—Thomas W. Allison *42. Panl
M. Goldberg '42. James E. MeCaughney "42., Alargaret L. F.m
lm y '42. Virginia Ogden '42. Fay E. Rees '42.
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A Word Of Exli!anti& Abolid
Colle - gian Policy
New Collegian policy has been called into ques
tion. We think it should be explained here.
In the past, Collegian quite frequently withheld
Ylornes of fraternities punished for infractions of
College and borough regulations—not always but
Because Interfraternity Council is making an
e:'pecial•effort to enforce regulations, that policy
longer seems feasible.
Council can not'ao'its best work unless fraterni
ties and students generally are aware that enforce
:nent is being undertaken.
Names are not released by_the Senate Commit
tee on Student Welfare; it is presumed they will
be by Interfraternity, Council; the borough autho
rities will release names. Where names are not
released, Collegian will find them. It will be as
,accurate and fair as possible. It will hear both
sides. It will write without fear or prejudice.
No requests for supression of this news should
be made. None will be granted.
Dean Ray's Statetheni
Who to vote for is important. Whether to rote
is more important but less controversial. Co'deg
:inn's answer to the first question in the presiden
tial race is, apparently, agreed to by only 45 per
cent of the American people.
The best ansvier to the second question is the
.old saw: A failure to vote is a vote for the other
side. Since Pennsylvania does not provide ab
sentee voting, the matter of exercising the fran- r
.chise is a difficult one for most Penn State stu
. Dean Ray has eased the problem for women stu
dents by urging all coeds to vote and by promising
class excuses for the time missed.
The. Dean of Men'S office has made a ; similar
practice in the past. Notwithstanding ; a statement
from Dean Warnock will be welcomed.
Reader Dietrick And School SIAM
Reader John Dietrick in a letter to the editor
published yesterday urged a send-off for the foot
ball team, complete with band.
The request was sent on to Head Cheerleader
Walt Sottung who immediately - promised a pep
rally to be staged at the Corner RCA:mi whenthe
team' leaves at 7:30 o'clock this morning. It was,
however, too late to get the hatVi,
Shcool spirit is great to talk about.. ,Not many
people are opposed to it. But it - .won't dc.x,much
good if Reader Deitrick. and Cheerleader Sottung
Lire alone with the team on Co-op. Corner at 7:30
• That was about whAt.happened at:the send .off
'for .the Cornell
.game , last year. We distinctly re
member one voice : that said,. "Yea ; .tearci,i,'.Fleat
Cornell." And that's - all•we care to • remiNiab - er.
With the nation's Number One rat.:(manned•l?y
Sally Rand) scheduled to warm things . up at the
smoker in Philadelphia tonight, it seems unfair
that 7,000 students shouldn't make things hot on
Co-op Corner this morning.
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PENNSYLVANIA AND DEFENSE
By DR. WILLIAM M. MYERS, Assistani Professor
Mineral Economics and Technology
EDITOR'S NOTE:—This is the fifth of six
articles prepared by the School of Mineral In-_
dustries and released to the Collegian. The last
will appear next Friday.
. Skilled labor has always been one of Pennsyl
vania's greatest assets. In fact; the rise of the
state's mineral industries to their present position
of national leadership is due .to the ingenuity of
its early workers who solved the problems of
The sudden rush of activity, due in part to the
placing of war orders, which has been conspicuous
particularly in the metal fabricating industries of
Pennsylvania has disclosed an immediate lack of
certain types of skilled labor. A portion of this
tack may result from the fact that during the years
of depressed business activity a •considerable num
ber of men have been obliged to leave their cus
tomary jobs. Some of these men are now scattered
and cannot be located on short notice.
A more important contributing factor has been
the distressful slowing down of business tempo •
since 1929. In the past ten years an abnormally
small number of young men have entered the min
eral industries of Pennsylvania. Apprentices have..
not been trained and the older men thus have not
been able to hand over their skills to the younger
generation in the school of experience.
During the same ten year period, age has taken
its inevitable toll and replacements have not been
made. The time factor in preparing a skilled
worker •is great, and therefore a sudden demand
cannot be filled instantaneously. This condition
has prompted the current government-sponsored
industrial training program, an experiment which
should help to relieve the shortage. •
Mechanization in industry, a good example of
which is seen in bituminous mining,
the output per man very substantially. At-. the
.ame time it has altered the type of labor required.
Operation of mechanical equipment - demands_ a .
certain amount of training, and the' trend in coal
raining has been to employ men with more ad-
Tanced education than in the past.
Aside from skilled and semi-skilled workrrien
the importance of skilled technicians is greater
today than ever before. The annual infhix of
well-trained graduates from the technical schools
of Pennsylvania has provided our mineral indus
tries with men trained to assume leadership. The
Mining engineer, the metalurgist, chemist or
ceramist,-or other technologist can render services
indispensable in this . day Of mechanical and-chem
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