The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, October 31, 1940, Image 1

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    Successor to
the Free Lance,
Established 1887
VOL. 37—No. 34
Government Head
Addresses Young
Democrats Today
With his subject "The Defense
Policies of the United States," Nor
man M. Littell, assistant attorney
general of the United States will
address the Young Democrats df
Penn State and all other interested
persons in the Sandwich Shop at
8 p.m. tonight.
Littell's talk is sponsored by the
Democratic organization on this
campus and the Roosevelt College
Clubs of America.
_ Also featured on the program
will - be entertainment offered by
Connie Konopka '4l, and Leon
Rabinowitz '43. Refreshments will
be served.
A graduate of Wabash.. College,
Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1921, Lit
tell later became a Rhodes Scholar
at Oxford University and, then at
tended Harvard Law School. He
was awarded an L.L.B. degree
from Washington University in
1929 and admitted to the Washing
ton bar in the same year.
He is a member of Beta Theta
Pi and of the Seattle, Washing
tons, D. C., and American Bar As
sociations. Before his appointment
in April, 1939, Littell was associat
ed with three Seattle, Wash, busi
ness firms.
Frank Kingdon '4l is chairman
of the committee sponsoring the
meeting. Other members of the
committee are Jack Sachs '4l, Bay
ard Bloom '4l, Alice M. Murray
'42, Robert D. Baird '42 and Connie
Konopka '4l.
On Armistice Day
The complete 'program for the
combined student bOdy-borough
Armistice Day observance to be
held in Schwab Auditorium at 11
a.m. on November 11 was released
yesterday by Ray V. Watkins,
chairman of the program commit
No 11 o'clock 'classes- will he
held on that day so that all stu
dents will be able to attend the
Rep. James Van Zandt of the
23rd Congressional' district will
deliver the main address. The ob
servance will begin with the usual
silent period at 11 a.m. Taps will
be played after that and the hour
long program in the auditorium is
scheduled to begin .about 11:10 a.m.
The complete program:
Organ prelude; Invocation, Prof.
John H. Frizzell; Hymn, "America,
the Beautiful;" Responsive Read
ing; Solo, "Who Goes There?",
Prof. Harlan N. Worthley; Ad
dress, Rep. James E. Van Zandt;
Benediction, Professor Frizzell;
and Postlude. •
Republicans Organize Club
To Interest College Voters
A branch of. the College Repub
licans of America, a nation-wide
organization to promote interest in
the coming election, and to get the
college men to vote, has been es
tablished on the Penn State cam
The organization was started in
1932, and there are now eleven
branches in this state. The Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, Carnegie
Tech, and Pitt are a few of the col
leges that have organized branches.
Tames , McKelvey '42 will pre
side as temporary chairman at a
meeting to be held for the charter
members. The meeting shall be the
beginning of a drive for new mem
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PSCA Debate Forum
Slated For Tonight
"Should United States Form a
Permanent -Union with Com
monwealth of Great Britain?"
will be discussed at the first
public debate sponsored by the
PSCA forum committee in the
Home Economics Auditorium at
7:30 p. m. tonight.
The affirmative side will be
upheld by Sylvester - K. Stevens,
assistant professor of history,
and the negative by John H.
Ferguson, assistant professor of
political science. An economic
analysis will be given by Arthur
H. Reede, assistant professor of
economics. ' -
Students Favor
Sunday Movies
Nine out of 16 students favor
Sunday movies in State College, an
informal poll conducted by the
Daily Collegian reveals:
Voters of the borough will have
their chance to express their opin
ions on Tuesday when a local ref
erendum is brought to a vote. The
outcome of the vote will decide
whether or not State College is to
have movies on Sunday.
Most students favoring the Sun
day cinema expressed themselves
in these general terms: "There's
nothing to do around here on Sun
day afternoons . and evenings. Stu
dents opposing the referendum
were largely influenced by relig
ious reasons. "Sunday school end
church comes first," was the gen
eraLcartsensu..9.. xlti~ group,
Enrollment In Languages
Of Warring Nations Drops
Does the second World War
have anything to do with freshman
enrollment in foreign language
According to the figures, enroll
ment in all languages of warring
nations has 4 . ropped this semester
and enrollment in Spanish, the
language of neutral_Spain and
South America, has increased con
• Freshman enrollment in Spanish
for the first semester last year was
160, and is 190 now; French was
201 and is 158; German had 308
last year, 283 now; Italian 15 and
Classes Start Tuesday
The All-College dancing class
sponsored by the Penn State Club
will begin next Tuesday, Novem
ber 5, instead of November 25 as
incorrectly announced yesterday.
Baird '42 Draws Low Number In Draft
The draft number of Robert D.
Baird '42 was the 358th drawn in
the lottery it was learned yester
day when it was reported that
seven persons connected with the
College were among The 25 State
College residents whose numbers
were drawn first.
(Information is not yet available
on students and faculty members
not registered with the State Col
lege board.)
"It's just bad luck and definitely
bad news." Baird said last night
speaking of his low order number.
"Sure. I'll go necessary. I'm an
isolationist but not a rebel."
Baird is a member of Skull and
Bones and • a varsity boxer. Last
year he was president of Druids
and a member of the varsity. de
bating team.
Na rtes of the seven persons are
Research Grants
Given to 22 Profs
. Twenty-two professors have
been given grants-in-aid of re
search as a result of the meeting
of the Faculty Council on Re
search held last month.
Chairman S. W. Fletcher an
nounced the following allotments
which were taken from the Cen
tral Fund for Research:
Richard B. Dow—sloo, strength
of metals at high pressures. D. H.
Rank—slso, infra red absorption
bands of organic molecules. J. H.
Simons $l5O, electrolysis in
liquid hydrogen fluoride. H. L.
Yeagley—slso, a new technique
for spectro-chemical analysis. Ar
thur Rose—slso, effect of holdup
on sharpness of separation in
batch fractional distillation. Mich
ael R. Cannon—s l 9o, the relation
ship between viscosity and mole
cular structure. Clifford R. Ad
ams—sl7s, the validation of an
objective test of personality char
acteristics. C. R. Carpenter—s2oo,
the social behavior of primates.
Benjamin J. Lazan--$l5O, dy
namic characteristics of materials.
H. F. Alderfer—s2oo, a survey of
the minor judiciary in Pennsyl
vania. Joseph F. O'Brien—sso,
experimental studies of the rela
tive effectiveness of discussion and
reflection as stimuli for persuasive
speech composition. H. Koepp-
Baker $l5O, the physiological
factors in the syllable. F. J. Tschan
—sl2s, medieval history, Bernard
of Hildeseem. Joseph Jay Rubin
—slso, theories of prose style. E.
C. Henry—sloo, the effect of var
ious anions on the viscosity of clay
H. Davis—s7s, a
chemical system.
D. W. McGlaslian—sloo, a fun
damental study for the application
of froth flotation methods to sep
aration of minerals. C. H. Sa
mans—slso, effect of alloying ele
ments of recrystallization of cold
worked pure iron. M. C. Fetzer—
sloo, creep properties of cast iron.
C. R. Austin—sloo, dilation stud
ies. H. Neuberger—slso, studies
of the geological basement com
plex in Centre County.
Ivalclare Howland—s2oo, cor
relations between the physical fit
ness index and responses to men
tal acuity and :skill tests and re
sponses to nutritional tests.
Krabyll Elected Prexy
Herbert Krabyll was elected
president of the PSCA Freshman
Council at a recent meeting. Oth
er- officers chosen were Clifford
Painter, secretary-treasurer, and
Jerry Stein, vice president.
Students' Duty To Report
Dating Violations-Wagner
Special Collegians
Planned This Weekend
%Two special eight-page edi
tions of Collegian, a Houseparty
Issue and a Football Issue, will
appear tomorrow and Saturday.
Tomorrow's issue will con
tain a complete Houseparty En
tertainment Calendar in' addi
tion to all the regular Collegian
Returns on the Collegian's
second campus-wide election
poll will be published in Sat
urday's special number. Two
pages of the issue will be de
voted to football.
Church Council
To Hold Parley
The Inter-Church Student Fel
lowship Council, which represents
all student church organizations on
campus and in the State, will hold
its second annual World Fellow
ship Worship in the Evangelical
Church, Beaver Avenue and Bur
rowes 'Street, at 5:30 p.m. today.
Approximately 100 'student rep
resentatives will attend the inform
al fellowship dinner and later par
ticipate in a worship service, Louis
E. Carter '42, president of the
council, has anounced.
Two foreign' born students, Miss
Suki Chen, special student, and
Andrew P. Szekely '43, will in
terpret the 'world fellowship move
ment from the alien standpoint.
Miss Chen will speak on "Chris
tianity Today" and Szekely on
"Faith and the Making of a New
Eleanor L. Robinson, graduate
student, will act as chairman of
the service, with Anna M. Civitts
'42, Miriam L. Rhein '43, Donald
J. Stitzer '4l, and R. Tracy Edd
inger '42, furnishing the entertain
Shooting Case Decision
Will Be Announced Today
BurgeS's Wilbur F. Leitzell will
announce his decision on the Phi
Sigma Delta shooting case involv
ing,l2 students today.
Last night, members of a special
board called by Leitzell niet, and
after hearing evidence, each one
handed his opinion of what action
should be taken to -Leitzell.
listed,,below. The first numl•er is
the order in which the name was
drawn and the number in paren
theses is the person's serial num
ber. All numbers are unofficial.
146. Ervin W. Schroeder, in
structor in agricultural engineer
ing (2489).
167. A. Leroy Voris, assistant
professor of animal n u ir ition
262. Isadore Zipkin, gram:late
stipend scholar in agricultural and
biological chemistry (2792).
268. Robert L. Wilson, sports
editor of the Centre Daily Times
and sports editor of the Penn State
Collegian last year (766).
278. Newell C. Cook, graduate
assistant in chemistry (2780).
358. Robert D. Baird '42 (2892).
390. Richard W. Stow, graduate
assistant in physics (2877).
Generally Fair,
Reporters' Names To Be
Held In Strict Confidence
"Any individual on the campus
may and should report violations
of the Interfraternity Council dat
ing code to me," said H. Edward
Wagner '4l, president of IFC at its
meeting last night. "All names of
reporters will be held in strict
"The obligation of each fratern
ity does not end with the mere
posting of the 20 copies of the new
dating code which are to be dis
tributed soon to the houses," he
stated. "But it is the duty of every
student to report violations of both
the letter and the spirit of this
Prof. Sheldon C. Tanner, IFC
adviser, added that a fraternity is
guided to a great extent in its
conduct by the example which the
chapter president sets.
The penalties for all violations
of the code will be decided on by
a faculty committee of three head
ed by Professor Tanner. The
greatest penalty that may be ap
plied is a semester's 'withdrawal
of social privileges. It was pointed
out by Wagner that although the
college has the authority to with
draw the charter of a fraternity
for immoral practices, .they leave
this responsibility of dating en
forcement entirely up to the fra
"This is all the more reason," he
said, "that we should do our ut
most to enforce the code."
It was announced by Tanner
that a revised IFC constitution
would be presented for the coun
cil's decision at its next meeting.
In it will be a clause to incorporate
two new bodies subordinate to
IFC, namely ,a treasurer's council
and a caterer's council.
The following' motion was pass
ed: "The publication 'Fraternity
News' is not the official organ of
H. Ridge Riley, of the public in
formation department, was pre
sented with a traveling bag as a
token of appreciation for his help
in putting out the fraternity book
let for freshmen this summer.
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Athens The Greek army
buckled at one point in Northwest..
ern Greece yesterday afternoon.
Italian forces used artillery and
bombing planes as they drove
through the lines for a few miles.
Hyde Park President Roose
velt announced last night that air
plane manufacturers in the Unit
ed States would be allowed to de
liver planes to England to
strengthen the British forces.
Paris French high officials
told Berlin , last night that they
would aid the Axis powers in war
in order to protect themselves.
Athens Devastating effects of
the Albanian guerilla bands of 200
or 300 men were greatly hamper
ing the efficiency of Italian forces.
Dayton An improved type of
war plane was delivered at Wright
Field yesterday. It can carry sev
eral soldiers, two cannons and two
large motors.
Hollywood Greta Garbo filed
application yesterday for citizen
ship to the United States. •