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THE DAILY , COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn Stale"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian, established 1904. and
the Free Lance. established 1887
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
regular College year by the studen t s 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: Wornea's Managing Editor—Arita L.
Hefferan '4l: Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l: Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson . 11 •Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein '4l: Senior , Secketary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
Associated Collegiate Press
Colletsiate Di est
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
ner '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Beard--Thomas W. Allison '42, Paul
M. Goldberg '42. James E. MeCaughney '42. Margaret L. Erd
bury '42. Virginia Ogden '42. Fay E. Rees '42.
C. Russell Eck
Editorial and finsineas Office
818 Old Main Bldg.
Managing Editor This Issue ____Ralph C. Rontsong, Jr. '4l
News Editor This Issue Stanley J. PoKempner '42
Women's Issue Editot Jeanne C. Stiles '42
Sophomore Assistants Bobo Jordan, Torn McCarthy
Friday Morning, November 1, 1940
A Coed Views A Coed's Views
You might as well face it!
Today that biyearly dread disease—imports—
Ettacks the campus for a concentrated weekend,
leaving the male victims jubliant, and the coeds
, .• . .
Reports are that about dO6 lucky females will
Combat the diSeaie; but the other 1204 will bd
confined to their dorm rooms with no relief in
sight until 10 p. m. Sunday.
Usual symptoms of importitus are conversations
like these: .
"Gee, honey, I'm sorry I can't ask you to House
party, but I met this girl last summer, and I just
had to invite her. You understand, don't you?
Or with the woman he's been dating steadily.
"One of the boys fixed me up with a blind date for
Houseparty. Can you put her up at the dorm?"
The import appears late this afternoon, bedeck"-
ed in heels. dress coat, and a hat. She'll rate the
biggest corsage, watch the sunrise. ;And be "sim
ply thrilled" with everything.
At the game tomorrow she'll sport a crysanthe
ratan, eat hot dogs. eye the hat men, and pull out
her lipstick while Pepper Petrella is tearing down
You just have to bear it. though, and rejoice
that imports come but twice a, year. except for
Soph Hop. Junior Prom, and every weekend the
fellows can manage it. •
Home To Vote
Both 'the Dean of Women and the Dean of Men
have informed Penn State students that they will
be granted full class excuses to go home to vote
This is the only way to vote. Pennsylvania, un
fortunately, is one of the six .states in the -Union
that does not allow, any absen►ee voting. The
others are Kentucky, Maryland; Mississippi, New
Jersey and New Mexico. South Carolina allows
absentee voting only in the primary election.
It is to be• hoped that the Pennsylvania General
:Assembly at its session beginning next January
will begin the steps necessary to-..ins.ure. absentee
voting. Last week more than 7 -1:00. Penn State stu
dents wrote to theirlegigatotq:urging just this;
The only replies received- and 'reported: to Colleg?-
ian have been favorable.
Absentee voting, however, will not' be possible
this election when a most important issue is to be
What_ the voters will decide next week is fair
more than whether the political gravy for the next
four years will go to Democrats•of Republicams.•
They will - decide on the third term and all its
Even more important they will choose. between
Iwo entirely different philosophies of government:
The different conceptions of the role - of govern=
ment that the two leading candidates hold. •
These issues are worth voting on.' They are
worth missing class, they are worth the cost of a
trip home. •
Strangely enough. one vote does count in an
clection. •All the votes cast are singie'v9tes.
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PENNSYLVANIA AND DEFENSE
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last of six arti
cles prepared by the School of Mineral Indus
tries and released by tse Collegian.
By DR. WILLIAM M. MYERS,
Assistant Professor, Mineral Industries
If the present condition of disturbed commerce
should be prolonged or its seriousness greatly in
creased, what would be the result with regard to
our supplies of strategic minerals?. This is a ques
tion which vitally affects many of PennsylVania's
greatest industries. It seems only reasonable to
expect that ArrieriCan ingenuity under the spur of
necessity will go a-long way to provide proper ma
terial or suitable substitutes.
Geologic exploration already has indicated that
the possibility of future .discoveries 'of high-grade
ore bodies of any of the strategic minerals in which
America is deficient is not promising. Most areas
in which such discoveries might be expected have
been examined with discuoragingTesults.
However, certain low-grade ores' do exist and
the possibility of developing alternative materials
is always with us. Manganese and tin 'are among
our most pressing necessities and, as noted pre
viously, are essential to the steel. .and tinplate - in
clustries 'of Pennsylvania. New treatment for some
of the complex manganese resources we posSess
offers promising possibilities. It is -interesting to
note that manganese minerals• in small amounts
are widely scattered in Penrisylvania - and commer
cial production is reported ,to be underway at one
property in Cumberland county. •If . dotnestic tin
production cannot be assured, enamels and lac ,
otters, of which there is no lack,, may replace. the
metal in part. The use of silver in.very thin films
in place of tin offers many interesting possibilities
in spite of the cost. • .
It is a gratifying fact that the list of import min
erals is now much shorter than 25 years ago. At
that time, America was largely dependent upon
imports of pOtash frOm Germany, - nitrates and
iodine from Chile, and magnesite from A'ustria:./
All of these commodities are essential to P'ennsyl-
Vania industry, magnesite . being lexceptionally
useful in the production of high-grade refractories.
The search for thesee - Materials carried on dur
ing the past 25 years has berzi highly successful
due to the utilization of patient research and•mod,
ern technology. As a result, California and New
Mexico can now furnish quantities of potash. The
brines of California coming from oil wells can
supply a subStantial percantage of our iodine
ejuirements. Fixation of nitrogen from the at
mosphere makes the country independent of ni
tratefrom Chile. The mining of magnesite in the
s•tAte'of Washington and the recovery of magnesia
from .sea water can supply our needs in this min
The entire pattern of' the worlds' resources oI
these materials has been rearranged to the bene
kit of Pennsylvania and the country as a whole.
Stich a feat would have been impossible without
the advances made in mineral technology in the
past few years. It iy of interest to note that to
produce some of these materials the last great re
servoirs of minerals have been utilized. The at
mosphere and the ocean now take their part . With
r in yielding the minerals- necessary for
man's use. . .
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Letters-to the Editor— put today. With such courage, re
sourcefulness, an d everlasting
fight, we as spectators had proof
that not all of America is trying
to get on relief.
"Also, as I looked across at- that
great bank of Penn State Alumni,
I considered what a tribtite they.
were to you and your colleagues
on the faculty at Penn State.
'When people leave an institution
and carry with them the spirit "
that the Penn Stare Alumni al- •
ways manifest, it bespeaks a fac
ulty that has not -lost touch with
the spirit - of America.
"Vrankly., I felt that Saturday's
game was no disgrace to Temple.
1 2bUr team had incredible
strength ; its coaching was su
perb 'and - its performance was ev
erything that anybody could ask,
and L feel that you, and Penn,
State, its_ coaches, and its teams
are all entitled to be compliment-,.--;
ed on not only the quality and
power of their play, but its clean
ness, and- I so compliment you.
"Witt}. warm good tiTishes to you
and to all Penn State, I am,'"
GEORGE H. DETWEILER,
Mr: Conyers Returns
To. The Battle Front
To the Editor
I wish that our class president
would not direct his excuses to me,
for I know that there are many
others whb believe as I that Soph
Hop should be formal. I notice that
in Mr. Flynn's letter of Wednesday
a week he states that the Soph Hop
of last year was semi-formal. The
Penn State Collegian of IsToVem
ber 21; 1939, states that the Soph
Hop of last year was informal. I
am told that the main reason for
it being advertised as such, was
that when the boys from Pitt came
up they would not -bother to bring:
!formal clothes with them. The
great success of last Soph Hop -was
no doubt due to this consideration.
This does not imply that since our
Soph Hop is not formal it too
be a success. Oh, yes! I also no
ticed in Mr. Flynn's letter of the
24th of October that he made ref
erence to the fact the Penn-State
students welcome rulings that tend
to equalize social opportunities. I
can see his point here, bat if such
is the case why then do we have'
formal MI-College dances?' When
formal dance is held Et no doubt]
is unfair to the boys that are uri2
-able to get hold of a tux or tail*,
but the point I am trying, to bringi l
out is if these fellows are consid-,1
ered every time a formal-dance is 71
about to be announced there would
not be . any. (Take it easy fellowS4 ,
-I am just trying to get my point
across.) Furthermore, when a
dance is semi-formal the girls have
to go to a lot of trouble and maybe
expense to dress for the occasion.
and .then when . they arrive. they.
-are in direct contrastwith the boys
who are wearing a wide 'range: of
tweeds, etc. (street clothes) I be
lieve that even Sophomore Inde
pendents will agree that this ist
not a nice picture to see.
F. L. Conyers 7-0
Temple Alumni Head
Praises State Spirit
.George H. Det
weiler, President of the General
Alumni Association of Temple
University and prominent Phila
delphia attorney wrote the fol
lowing letter to Dr. Sheldon •C.
Tanner after the Nittany Lions'
victory over Temple last week
end. Dr. Tanner kindly consented
to release the letter for publica
tion in the Collegian. •
Dear Dr. Tanner:
"Your boys gave me. as Presi
dent of the General Alumni Asso
ciation of Temple U., an uncom
fortable afternoon on Saturday
last, 'hut as I watched that battle I
thought what two fine groups of
young men were but there show
ing the kind of material that our
colleges are 'handling and turning
. . .
TONIGHT ! AT 1 PM.
SEE THE THREE STOOGES, MARCE STRINGER , , GLEE . CLUB -.
CAMPUS BEAUTIES IN 90 MINUTES OF
FUN AND LAUGHTER!
ADMISSION—FRIDAY. 50c : SATURDAY. 75c
Tickets On Sale At Corner Room and Student Union . •
Na Reserved Seats—Tickets Sold In Blocks of 50 Upon Request
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1940.
The New York School for Social
Research is familiars knoWn as
:the University in Exile. •
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