The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, October 30, 1940, Image 1
Successor to the Free Lance, Established 1887 VOL. 3.7-NO. 33 Roosevelt Opens First Peace-Time Draft Lottery The nation's first peace-time draft lottery was opened at noo yesterday by President Roosevelt as plans were virtually completed to call 800,000 men for training by next June 15. Printed below are answers to specific questions about the draft as it affects college students. This practice will be continued and stu dents having questions should leave them at the Daily Collegian office,. Room 313 Old Main, not later than 4 p. m. of the day pre ceding publication. Question: What does the draft lottery, which started yesterday, mean? Answer: The lottery merely de termines the order in which regis trants, unless deferred or exempt ed, will be called for training. G.: How can I determine my serial number? A.: By applying to the local draft board in your home diftrict. This may be done either by letter or by appearing in person. How ever, it is not necessary for regis trants to know what their num bers are. - Q.: Will I be notified if I am called in the draft? A.: Yes. your local draft board will mail you a questionaire when your turn comes. Q.: When will the first men be called? A.: On November 18. Thirty thousand - iiieii will be called - at that time and additional calls have been fixed through next June 15 for the induction of a total of 800,- 000. Q.: How and when must I ar range for deferment of training? A.: College students will be deferred until the end of the cur rent academic year. This defer ment is not automatic and students must ask local boards for it at the time they receive questianaires. Coeds To Knit For War Relief Until the start of the combined All-College Cabinet and WSGA drive for war relief funds, coeds will.knit helmets, sleeveless sweat ers, . regular sweaters, fingerless mittens, and socks for soldiers with yarn and needles supplied by the local British War Relief chapter. Mrs. C. R. Austen and Mrs. Nelson W. Taylor will be in Charge, WSGA Senate announced last night. Bridge benefits and collection of old clothes, both from men and women students, have been placed under a committee named by WSGA Senate last night. Serving on the committee are Janet L. Eyer '42, Sylvia P. Schmidle '42, H. Ann Carruthers '44, and Betty Story '44. Seeing the clothes are dry cleaned and packed will be a committee function. Committee members have re quested that students bring old clothes from home to contribute to the drive provided there are no British -War Relief chapters there. Non-knitting coeds should contact committee members so special classes may be formed to give knitting instructions. Dr. and Mrs. Taylor spoke to WSGA Senate last night to sug gest methods by which coeds could aid war relief before the drive began. . ittgitut Ttir r tat . ,t. . co,: Possible Showers. s_, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA Warnock Urges Students To Use Paved Sidewalks Men students coming on campus from the Garner Street and Col lege Avenue direction are urged to use the paved walks instead of cutting across the Atherton Hall terrace which faces College Ave-. nue, Arthur R. Warnock, dean of men, announced yesterday. "Although no path 'has been worn in the grass," Dean Warnock said, "continued tramping on the terrace, by students eager to get to classes will cause many bare spots in the turf." Houseparty Rules Made For Frosh This Friday noon dating restric tions for all freshmen will be re moved for houseparty weekend, it was announced last night by W. Lewis Corbin '4l, chairman . of Tribunal. Dress customs may be removed Friday at 5 p.m. for those with dates. • Tribunal members • were enter tained by a completely original version of the Alma 'Mater last night by Charles Zierdt, a mem ber of the glee club. The sign which he will begin wearing at 1 p.m. today tells of his sad plight: "I'm In the Glee Club, But I Don't Know My Alma Mater." If anyone is in doubt as to just how the Alma Mater really is sung, Charles will be singing it every day at 1 p.m. in front of Old Main. Fenton Kauffman may find it difficult, but he is required to carry a pail full of water, in which a small' boatevil - llbaf, at d'at - the same time continually hop, skip, and jump around the campus: His Soph Hop plug rhymes like this: "Bob Chester's On Top; See You At Soph Hop." Another crack at the indiffer ence•of the upperclassmen is taken in Leonard S. Singer's Placard: "Upperclassmen And I Don't Be lieve In Pep Rallies." Other offenders to receive pen alties last night were: Huber Clapp, Walter Blatz, Albert Skem feld, and James Harter. Talk On Dating Code Tonight Al IFC Heeling A meeting of Interfraternity Council will be held at the Delta Tau Delta house at 7 p.m. H. Ed- Ward Wagner '4l, president of I•FC, announced yesterday. A talk concerning IFC's new dating code and its enforcement by Prof. Sheldon C. Tanner, IFC faculty advisor, will be the prin cipal. business of the evening. Last Laugh Is . On Froth -- Censor Postpones Fall Houseparty Issue Froth, alleged humor magazine of Penn State, will not honor house party weekend this year due to circumstances now beyond its control. The long awaited has oc curred. Censorship has clamped iron bonds on a wriggling Frothy. For the first time in many . years and for the first time since Prof. Louis H. Bell. department of jour nalism. took over the arduous and doubtful honor of advising this publication, has the censorship power been employed. Instead of appearing as sched uled on November 2 with material honoring house party, a more se date and humbled Froth will ap OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE Student Cabinet Studies Plan To Enlargement Of Dean OF Men's Action Begun To Lower Dad's Day Game Prices Definite plans to obtain a reduc tion in the price of football tickets for the 1941 Dad's Day game will be submitted to the Athletic As sociation Board at its next meet ing, it was decided at the All-Col lege Cabinet meeting last night. As proposed, the reduced price will be available only to parents. The committee which will draw up the plans is headed by Jack W. Brand '4l. It was reported by Arnold C. Laich '4l, All-College president, that George W. Ebert, superinten dent of grounds and buildings, would not comment on the sudden refusal to let the Student Union recreation room be opened only to say that "something unforeseen" had prevented the opening. However, Laich reported that Ebert said that he was "not openly against a student recreation cen ter," and had assured the commit tee that there would be a recrea tion room in 1941-42. The comp list for class dances was approved as adopted in the spring of 1939 and amended in May, 1940. A committee was nam ed to consider additions to the list. Harriet Singer '4l and William B. Bartholomew '4l were appoint ed to investigate the possibility of opening White Hall to more wom en's groups. Cabinet app . roved Interclass Fi nance Board's recommendations col:warning school-council budgets. Thespian Show Features Waring Arrangements When "The Balloon Goes Up" in the show of the same name at Schwab Auditorium this Friday night, the Campus Owls, one of Penn State's top swing bands, will be in the pit to provide music for the Thespian Club's newest extra vaganza. What's more, the Penn State Glee Club, top campus musical organization, will be on the stage to lend a solid background 'to what is expected to be a Thespian revue second to none in the past decade. Fred Waring arrangements have been secured for both the band and Glee Club, 'and from all indi cations all those numbers with the famous Waring touch will high light - the Houseparty Weekend production. Both organizations will combine to give "The Balloon Goes Up" a distinct musical sendoff that cam pus jitterbugs and alrigators alike will thrill to. pear on Soph Hop weekend—a mere matter of two weeks. The cause of this postponement lies in the cover of the publication which in the words of Professor Bell was "considered not in good taste." The original theme of the cover was a caricature of a person dem onstrating how to avoid the draft. The figure of a semi-nude woman was also involved. This mistake on the part of Froth's competent staff will cost the magazine about $lOO in addi tion to the increased loss of face which it can little afford to lose. A new coven must be drawn and engraved. 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Dancing Classes Will Start November 25 Theodore Rice '4l, president of the Penn State Club, announced today that the annual All-Col lege dancing class sponsored by the Club will begin this year on November 25. The course will consist of 10 one-hour lessons. Joseph C. Ferro, professional dancing teacher, has been engag ed to instruct the class. He 'will be assisted by several coeds. The committee on arrange ments include: William B. Loe ber '42, Robert A. Henkel '4l, Arthur Peskoe '42, Sprugeon K. Condo '4l, Clarence Dean Woods '42, and Gerald r . Doherty '42. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Warnock to Head Recreation Job Dean of Men Arthur R. Warnock was elected chairman and H. Ridge Riley secretary of the All-College recreation coordinating committee at a meeting held in the Sandwich Shop Monday evening. "The purpose of this committee is to promote entertaining, whole some recreation wherever it can be found," said Chairman War nock. "While we badly need a well-equipped recreational oppor tunities by utilizing more fully the facilities which we already have. "In fact, we don't know what kind of new building we should have until we experiment widely in finding out what activities are most popular and practicable." An emphasis will be placed by the committee recently approved by President Ralph D. Hetzel on filling in the leisure hours of the weekends particularly for students and faculty members who now fail to find satisfactory recreational opportunities. :Those appointed to represent various groups on the campus to take in the interests of all are: Elizabeth C. Bell, college women; Russell E. Clark, President's rep resentative; Ray M. Conger, Phys ical Education; Max Dercum, Ag riculture; George L. Donovan, stu dent union; Hummel Fishburn, Ed ucation; Robert E. Galbraith, Lib eral Arts; Edward K. Hibshman, alumni. Secretary H. Ridge Riley, public information; Helen M. Savard, En gineering; Robert Y. Sigworth, grounds and buildings; Maynard M. Stephens, Mineral Industries; Chairman Arthur R. Warnock, men; Lieut. Jack H. Weske, mili tary department; and Henry L. Yeagley, Chemistry and Physics. Sororities To Observe Open House Today Sororities will hold the second in the series of five open houses from 4 to 5:30 p. m. today as freshmen and transfers make 30- minute visits to any of the houses. Panhellenic Council has urged all freshmen' and transfers to at tend the open houses to get ac quainted with sorority women. The first of these parties was held two weeks ago. Election Party Planned Students interested in an Elec tion Night party to gather to listen to election returns should sign up at Student Union office before Fri day noon. Party will be held if enough students report. PRICE FIVE CENTS Urge Office laich Names Committee To Investigate Proposal Agitation for approximately two assistant deans of men, proposed by the 'Student Housing Board last Thursday, went into full swing last night when William B. Bartholo mew, senior class president, intro duced the proposal to the All- College Cabinet for approval. While no disapproval was voic ed, Bartholomew's request was sidetracked temp or arily after Frank R. Flynn '43 asked for the appointment of a committee to in terview A. R. Warnock, dean of men, and other administrative leaders for more complete infor mation. All-College PreSident Arnold C. Laich '4l, named Samuel A. Dum '4l, H. Edward Wagner '4l, W. Rae Herrmann '4l, and Bartholomew to present their report at the next Cabinet meeting. Wagner, IFC president, support ed the Student Housing Board pro posal from the fraternity view point. "The Dean's assistants could give definite assistance in enforc ing the IFC dating code, help fra ternities get rooms for rushees, and also do work in regard to scholar ship," Wagner pointed out. The duties of the assistants should not include the tasks of al ready existing College agencies, Adam A. Smyser mentioned to the Cabinet. "There are many new functions, caused by College ex pansion, which require the aid of an enlarged Dean's staff," Smyser contended. Paul M. Doty '4l supported iSmy ser by claiming that nine assist ant deans are used •by Harvard University, which has less enroll ment than Penn State. "The housing problems of the non-fraternity men and the gen eral guidance needed by these stu dents call attention to the added burden on the Dean's office," Bartholomew said in asking the Cabinet for its endorsement. Other suggestions by Cabinet members in favor of the enlarge ment of the Dean's staff were that student organizations might have a permanent adviser, a closer stu dent-faculty relationship might be nurtured, the necessity for a fra ternity and non-fraternity coor dination, and the need for a more individual devotion to pertinent student problems. 1111111111111 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111g111 tale News Bulletins 11111111111 11H111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111M! Athens A small Greek moun tain army made a gallant stand against overpowering odds yester day afternoon as they drove a strong Italian force front her bor der lines. Greece is receiving aid from Albania in an indirect war between England and Italy for the possession of islands near Italy and important Greek seaports. Greece is rapidly making ready for the attacks by the Italians, their war ministry announced last night. Washington . President .Roose velt drew the initial number in the first peacetime draft movement in the history of the United States yeserday. The first number was 158. The draft numbers were drawn at a rate of 10 a minute and continued until 9000 numbers had been selected.