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Wendell Willkie Still Leads In Student- aculty Peilderittal Votittd,
Wilikie Given:THY:old ,
As Roosevelt' Nets.3s4
, With election fires fanned toillt*
sizzling stage and politicians pihs'es , _,
racing as election day draws xteir,. ;.
Wendell L. Willkie bowed slightly,::
to President Roosevelt in thesec-•
and Daily Collegian- presid ential
poll but, he still controlled student
,and faculty sanction as the next
White House occupant.
The GOP presidential candidate
captured 761 student-faculty votes,
for a 55 percent majority as Roose
,velt pulled within hailing distance
with 554 ballots and 42 percent.:
Norman Thomas _received 26 votes:
to total 1341 •campus persons who'
were contacted in a representative
cross-section of Penn State opin-,' •
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GOP Candidate Loses Ground In
Women . .
Winkle Holds Lead
In Student Survey
Non-fraternity students again
differed from women and fratern
ity men when they championed
President Roosevelt 192 to 164,
over Wendell L. Willkie in the
second Daily Collegian presidential
Showing more favoritism for the
Hoosier candidate than the men,
Penn State coeds climbed on the
Willkie bandwagon with 221 votes
compared to the fraternity men's
206. Roosevelt snared 'll2 and 148
Fifty-five percent of the total
students agreed with Willkie's
platform, five percent less than the
first survey while 42 percent ad
vocated the President, with Thom
as trailing with only 3 percent.
Although students boast of their
ability to think for themselves,
tradition has too, strong a hold
upon thein, according to survey
statistics - . Sixty-eight percent of
their parents are Republican, 28
percent Democratic, and four per
cent Independent or Socialistic.
This indicates the marked tend
ency of students to vote the same
as their parents. ..
Only 23 percent of the student
body will be able to vote on Tues
day. This is one percentage point
difference from the first poll as
286 women, 126 fraternity and 344
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Will Vote For
452 22 •
Will Vote For
LA Profs Prefer FOR,
All Others Like Hoosier
The Liberal Arts professors as
serted their liberal-minded
cal policy when they refuted the
current Republican trend of the
faculty and bolted for Roosevelt
by a 44 to '22 ballot.
Proving that technical and non
technical professions determine the
faculty political faith, the Engin
eering School led other schools in
upholding Willkie's candidacy with
52 votes to a slender eight for
Campus agriculture professors
evidently don't agree with Roose
velt's farming ideas, because they
placed second in Willkie patron
age by 38 to 10.
Another conclusive factor dis
closed that 60 percent of the pro
fessors admitted they voted for
Roosevelt against,, Landon, while
they are now reversing their stand
by casting a. 62 percent approval
While the -student body switched
six percent of their Willkie votes
to the President, the faculty moved
only one percent in the,.President's
favor, from 63 to 62 percent.
non-fraternity men, will be unable
to cast their ballot.
Students contacted in the survey
according to classes are seniors,
208: juniors, 286; sophomores, 297;
and freshmen. 274.
Yes • No
"If Willkie is elected there will
be no immediate change. But over
a four year period the policy of the
government will be revised to a
certain degree," said Prof. John H.
Ferguson of the department of
political science yesterday.
The foreign policy would not
change much in the event of a
Republican victory, Prof. Fergu
son Stated but added that he be
lieved that there would be less
chance of 'involvement in the Eu
ropean war. It was his opinion that
the policy would be a little more
quiet with not so much blustering
by the state department, especially
if Hull is removed from that pos
This calmer foreign policy would
be due largely to the new secre
tary, who might be William R.
Castle, Secretary. of State under
ex-President Hoover, Prof. Fer
guson declared. It was Castle who
inspired Colonel Lindbergh to his
recent radio speeches attacking
America's state of preparedness.
In the event that .California goes
Republican, it will be through the
influence -of Hiram Johnson, re
nowned isolationist of that state,
and this would boost Johnson to a
position of importance in the se
lecting of Willkie's cabinet, Prof.
"If Willkie would have been
governor of New York state it
would make a lot of difference in
the election," Ferguson declared,
and went on to say that his inex .
perience in governmental affairs
would hurt his chances for elec
tion, but might be balanced by the
fact that President Roosevelt is
running for a third term, against
the tradition of American politicS.
PSCA Service Committee
Aids Needy Children
In an effort to help the child
ren of the Woodycrest commun
ity, located two miles north of
State College, who have few of
the opportunities of youngsters in
State College, members of the
Community Service Committee of
the PSCA under the leadership of
Chairman Elizabeth - Howe '42, are
planning a recreational program
for each Saturday beginning ;the
last of November.
Such activities as dramatics,
handicraft, games, singing, and
directed plays will be provided
for the children in a play - camp
to be established in the base
ment of the United Brethren
Miss Charlotte Smulling,Aed
Cross nurse of State-College, arid
Prof. Duane Ramsey of the De
partment of Sociology are
as advisors to the group.. .
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh's,
mother-in-law, Mrs. Dwight Mst
row; if acting president of- Smi
College. • • '
In comparison with the first poll,
taken three weeks ago, the Hoosier-
White House candidate lost six'
percent of the student's vote while.
Roosevelt gained fife percent, and'
Thomas slipped from two A% one
percent. Ballots cast in the first
poll were Willkie 719, Roosevelt
414, and Thomas, garnering the
same votes, 26.
The present figures reveal that.
Willkie followers have parents
who are in the upper wage bracket
of $3OOO or above or are preparing,
for technical or business 'fields,
while Roosevelt supporters in
crease as the wage scale* decreases.
Since, 'Penn State students gen 7
erally have parents who are in the
upper wage scale, this survey gives
no accurate forecast upon the way-
Pennsylvania voters will cast their
ballots on Tuesday, because the
lower strata of wage earners has
not been canvassed.
_ Willkie's slip of six percentage
points in popularity was caused by
the increasing threat of world tur
moil, 'according to student and fec-.
ulty reasons. Roosevelt advocaters
remarked that they "were afraid
to switch horses - in the middle of
the stream, and would rather have-'
a third termer than a third rater"
However, Winkle supporters
came back with a caustic, "No
man is indispensable in American
tradition, especially a humanitar
An attempt was made for an ac
curate cross-section of campus op
inion by polling women, non-fra;
ternity, and fraternity students by
enrollment ratios, and faculty by:
the percentage employed in each
School. Interviewers tried to con-7
tact each School department.
Multimillionnaire Paul Mellon,
already a graduate of Yale 'and
Clare College of Cambridge Uni
versity, has registered as a fresh:
man at St. John's College, Annap
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