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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Successor to the Penn State Collegian. established 1904. and
the Free Lance. established 1887
Published daEy exect Sunday and Monday during the
regular College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College. Entered us 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 E. Lane '4l: Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'4l ; News Editor—William E. Fowler '4l ; Feature Editor
—Edward J. K. Mc Lurie '4l : Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '4l: Women's Managing Editor—Arita L.
Hefferan '4l'; Women's PromotiOn Manager—Edythe B.
Rickel '4l. _ .
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l; Circulation
Xunager—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 13. Lehman '42, William J. McKnight '42,
Alice M. Murray '42. Pat Nagelberg '42, Stanley J. PoKemp
ner '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42, Paul
M. Goldberg '42. James E. McCaughney '42, Margaret L. Em
bury '42. Virginia Ogden '42. Fay E. Rees '42.
C. Russell Eck
Editorial and Business Office
313 Old Main Bldg.
Managing Editor This Issue John A. Baer '42
News Editor This Issue _____Ross B. Lehman '42
._R. Helen Gordon !42
__Dominick L. Comb
Women's Editor, This Issue_
Saturday Morning, November 2, 1940
Mr, Wilikie For President
One day last summer when Mr. Roosevelt pro
pounded to the nation the important doctrine of
indispensability the country sat up to take notice.
!hat, the third term, and the already confirmed
cpposition to the President from some quarters
dropped his stock so low that the Gallup poll of
August 5 showed him trailing in electoral votes
if an election had been held that day.
On the other hand, there was general pleasure
with Wendell Willkie, the barefoot boy, politically.
who made good in,a big way at Philadelphia.
For a time the wave of enthusiasm that swept
Willlcie into the nomination subsided. No
doubt, there were' reasons. Mr. Willkie, despite
admiring commentary, was no sharpster at poli
tics. He disregarded the wrong people, his speak
ing voice and his speeches
.were surprisingly flat
. muq)3( :worse when htard than when
.road), he made mis-steps end mis-statements, he
seemed to agree with the President to the extent
that some agreed that about the only case for Mr.
Winkle was that he wanted a job, too.
The President, on the other hand, held to the
political silence -that killed off heaven-knows-how
many presidential .aspirants. He -was re-nomi
nated while he was obviously very busy-in Wash
ington and for a time since then he concentrated
Cal being very busy - rd on delivering golden-voic
,d'efense speeches. -
The net result was that Mr: Wthkie's score in
the Gallup non subsided to 32 electocal votes. just
enough to keep the President from breaking 500
(=mmewhat off his par for the course.)
Then, the general attitude toward the election
began to change. The voters began to realize that
Mr. Willkie wanted more than to continue the
policies laid down by the President. It became
suddenly clear that. although
. the two candidates
agree on immediate issues and on necessary meas
ures, their long run' policies are vitally different
because their philosophies of government are im
portantly different. •
The President has taken the attitude (justified
he says by depression) that the American economic
system no longer Is able to take care of itself.
Since 1933, he has been busy concentrating its op
,eration into his own hands. Mr. Willkie on the
other hand is a business man (and since when has
that become a slur?..) who has faith in the ability
of business to restore itself with a restoration of
confidence. The President seems to be" sirMlig
-lor a new order. Mr. Winkle is still sold on our
present way of lye.
In Mr. Roosevelt's pew order , i every ,time we
take a step towards it, we sacrifice a bit of our
own liberty. He is trading freedom for security.
/Americans are not yet ready for that kind of an
order. They still have faith - that. the American
way of life has provided More things in greater
quantity than any. other they know. They still have
faith that a depression is only7 - a depression- and
r.ct a way of life. They would still bargain a
pound of securitY for an ounce of freedom.
As upon the-'elarification of this issue, new
alignments have made. Mr. Willkie's star is
ascendant. The election is by no means over. -
The American People are suddenly beginning to
realize that to chuck traditions, to allow the con
tinued concentration of power in the hands of one
man is not to their best interests and therefore is
not what they want.
119-121 South Frazier St.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Write Your Sports Writer
We have a new campaign we would like- to see
Here it is in a nutshell. You all have heard
•flow effectively large lobbying organizations, util
hies, and pressure groups have used the "Write
your Congressmen," or "Wire your Congressmen"
idea. You know yourself if you were . in a posi
tion to vote for. a certain measure, or promote a
certain idea, a flood of letters or telegrams would
be b6und to have some effect on your decision.
, Well, instead of having a "Write your Congress
man" campaign, let's have a "Write your Sports
If we know anything about football players, and
if Dick Peters and Bob Wilson know- anything
about football players, it seems to be pretty much
agreed that Penn State has two, three, or possibly
four players who match up with the best in the
4 Pon State All-iimericans
Let's do something about it. It only costs one
cent for a postcard. Why not everyone buy a card,
write on it "I think Leon Gajecki, pepper Petrella,
Tom Vargo and Wade Mori, are four of the - best
football players in the country. How's about look
ing them over?"
If Grantland .Rice of Chet Smith, or Eddie Doo
ley get enough such propaganda it's bound .to
make them stop and think. .Penn State's first All-
American, "Mother Dunn" was named mainly be
cause the then Editor of the Daily. Rag conducted
a one man campaign to keeP Walter Camp inform
ed of "Mother's" prodigious doings. one 'pan
can do that, think-what 7500 students coulddo!! -
Whatta you say? Let's really put Penn State
on the map!
We also have decided not to bore our leaders by
repeating facts Which' are common - knowledge.
Alter all, everyone knows the Campiise - er stinks,
so why repeat it?
Workout At Penn LC.
Some Sigma Pi's hay 6 reported that the party
Larry Higgins' father threw for them at the Penn
A. C. was a gigantic success. It seems that sortie
man mountain (not a Sigma Pi) got an attack of
the D.T's. and tried to manhandle- Chuck Peters
anci four or five lesser Sigma Pi's and it took the
i.ricie of the Philly police
_force to remove him,
Sissies! ! They also reported that they all had a
good time slapping the face of some unlucky fe
male who Poed.
This week's PIC has an astrologer's forecast for
cur own Billy Soose, the uncrowned middleweight
champ. Billy is promised great things but is
arned to - take it easy through the winter.
Stroppr Than Fj.cVon
f. This is old - AO 'to you VIII students, but we
thuglit it pretty, good. It seems their is a profes
sor in their school that is so absent minded he calls
his own name each day on the roll call!! He also
flunked himself a few years bqck! He should fie
in the Liberal Arts school.
Things we could do without: Renee -Newman's
gr9l' nail polish in the morning. It's too suggo
- of the condition of our- stomach.
Why not show that houseprtir date a classy fol- '
low-pp and invite her to Soph Hop two Weeks"
hence? The setup is perfect. Dancing Friday
night to one of the smoothest bands in the country
and football Saturday. Get on 'the bandwagon.
Remember the date: November 15, and the band;
Bob Chester; and football- with NYU.
They're guffawing about a new one by
sin's Coach Harry .Skuhldreher, rated as the best
collegiate story-teller in his weight class.
a pimple of idiots were out duck
. hunting together.
A flack of mallards zoomed overhead and one of
the idiots aimed carefully and dropped a duck.
•You nippy!!" bellowed the other. "What did you
waste a shell for? The fall would have killed
AT THE HEWS
J. GORDON FAY
In this day of blitzkriegs and
bomb-shelters, di ct a tors and
drafts, humorous notes seldom pop
up on front pages, but today there
is one—not only humorous, but
Wednesday, the old marshal . of
France, Henri Philippe Petain, told
his people that they would keep
"at least our sovereignity" after
current negotiations with
. the Axis.
The ironic humor of this statement
is quite evident if one cares to
look up the definition of sovere:iq 7
According to Winston's latest
dictionary, the word sovereignity
means "the state or quality of' hav
ing supreme power or dominion."
France's days of having supreme
power over her own people are
over until the Axii is rio more.
The humor—to us, at least di
rectly uninvolved - in the European
conflict,—is even more striking
after a consideration of some of the
remaining phrases in Petain's mes
sage. For instance, he declared
that, by meeting Hitler's demands,
the $8,000,000 a day which .Frahce
must now pay for the priyil k ege of
letting German soldiers do as they
please throughout a large part of
her country, may be decreased to
a smaller amount.
Then, by doing as the Axis
wishes, Petain hopes.to "better the
plight" of some 2,000,000 French
prisoners of war. He also counts
on rendering the line of demarca
tion between occupied and unoccu
pied France less rigid, or, in other
words, would like to arrange it so .
that his people may occasionally
_go front one pas of their own ti
country .to anther without too
Yes, France will. again kecogne
a _sovereign nation one, which:
Must pay for
,allowing angther .
country's soldiers- , to oc.cupy hen
erritoyy, which inl4s'! , get 49,wirim
its ..Xes and k n ees bes tor the privilege
•,.• • - •
of its people going where they vitt
in their own coA.intry, and winch
must be especially polite to a cer
tain nation In order that no 4rm
may e,onie to 2,09Q,000 of its men
WE HAVE THEM ALE DAY
Xl;3®- 1:30 5 3 6, 7 P.M.
Saturday, November 2
Those Juicy Steaks At The
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makers. It sells regularly at s3.7s:but'during'-thiS factoiy sale
we have been authorized to sell at $1.98 and if you have an bld
pen to turn in we will Make a further allowance of $l.OO.
nigh iiiiogs the Piicf Paws tc 9 8c • •
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So bring in that leaky, balky, wornout pen with only 98c and: -
take home the last word in a writing .instrument. Ladies' and '
gentlemen's sizes in all the newest colors.
ON SALE AT
REA & DERICK
ONE DAY ONLY
Saturday. November 2,•from 12 Noon to 9 P.M.
SATURDAY, NOVEM B ER- 2-,19A0
CAMPUS CALENDAR"; .
Blue._Band rehearsal.g) p.
on golf course practice -field.
Chapel, 11 a. m., Schwab Audi-
Meeting of sophomore editorial.
candidates, 5 p. m., Collegian of
),Meeting of junior editorial staff,
4 p. m., Collegian office.
Safe priv,er Training School
class, 7 p. m., Room 13, State Col_
lege High School.
Meeting of Xi Sigma Pi, for
'entry honorary, Room 103, -For
Louise Homer initiation to be
held at the home of Professor and ,
Mrs. Leslie M. Burrage, 430 East
Foster Avenue; at 7:30 p. m.
Receives Award -
Raymond C. Lee Jr., freshman
in Civil Engineering, was recently
awarded a $5 prize by Dean Harry
P. Hammond for submitting the
best paper concerning 12 outstand
ing engineering inventions.
„City College of New York has
the largest voluntary ROTC unit
in the country.
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