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VOL. 37—No. 38
oosevelt Holds Landslide Lead In National Election;
"No people should have the
privilege of self government unless
they are fit to govern themselves,"
declared J. Orvis Keller, assistant
to the President in charge of ex
tension, before 800 freshmen in
Schwab Auditorium last night.
In emphasizing the duties of cit
izens in`the United States IyIT. Kel
ler pointed out that a citizen must
share the burdens and responsibil
ities as well as enjoy the rights and
privileges that a democracy offers.
Mr. Keller told his audience that
colleges in the past five years have
begun to realize that intelligence
without character is valueless. He
advised the freshmen to improve
their character while in college,
because in later life they would be
judged to a great extent by their
"Men are distinguished from
each other by their character, per
sonality, and courage. It should be
the aim of every college studentto
acquire pleasing traits as well as
to gain specific knowledge with
which to gain a livelihood," con
cluded Mr. Keller.
Poll To Be Taken I
A poll of students in the five
departments of the Education
SChool will be started today, Peter
G. Fetzko '4l, chairman of.th.e
ucation School council, has an
• The poll will encourage sugges
tions for improveinents within the
Education School. Blanks for
these suggestions may be found at
Student Union or in the main en
trance of the new education build
ing. The poll will end this Friday.
"The cooperation of all students
in education is necessary to in
sure the success of the Education
School council, and to improve
and better the education school,"
Fetzko said, in urging the students
Theta Nu Epsilon House
Closed Down Yesterday
The Theta Nu Epsilon fraternity
house closed down yesterday be
cause of lack of funds for its up
keep, Prof. Warren G. Thompson,
advisor of the fraternity, announ
ced last night.
The members will maintain an
active chapter in town. Two apart
ments have been rented in town
for the purpose of a meeting place.
locklin To Present Lyric
Selections For Reading
Brief selections of lyric poetry
by feminine authors will be pre
sented by Anna P. Locklin, assist
ant professor of English literature,
when she inaugurates the ninth
series of Wednesday readings in
Room 402 of the Library at 4:15
p. .m. today.
Directory Out Soon,
Registrar Hoffman Says
The student - faculty directory
will be out - within "the next few
days," William S. Hoffman, College
registrar, reported last night.
-The contract with the printer
called, for delivery yesterday but
it is likely that the directories will
not be delivered until later in the
WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Students Weigh Plans
For Radio Station Here
A survey of student opinion on
a proposed student radio station
has been started by a student
radio committee which is hoping
to establish a station here.
Blanks are available at the
Corner Room and Student Union.
The station as proposed would
use local light wires for trans
mission of its programs. These
could be picked up all over the
town. Its Work will be divided
among technical, program, and
Members of the committee are
Robert N. Balser '4l, Robert C.
Coplon '4l, Arnold C. Laich '4l,
William McFadden '43, and Nor
man A. Shandelman '43.
Soph Hop Theme
Features Big Flag
Soph Hop decorations will strike
a patriotic note in employing the
largest American flag in the world
for a principal decorative theme.
The banner measures 80 feet by
130 feet and was described in de
tail by Robert Ripley, the "Be
lieve It or Not" man, on his nation
wide program last week.
The flag was exhibited at the
Boston Gardens in Boston for sev
eral weeks. An idea of the trem
dous size of the flag can be gained
from a close-up view of the stripes,
which are six feet wide. The ban
ner-will decorate the ceiling.oißec.
Hall for the dance.
Shields, Plaques and flags of all
the western hemisphere countries
will be used to carry out the theme
of the Hop—" Salute .to the Amer
icas." A large United States shield
will ornament Bob Chester's band
A backdrop depicting a Southern
camp will Ell in the far end of Rec
Hall under the balcony. Cannons,
tents, and soldiers will typify a
camp scene. •
Soph Hop co-chairmen Eugene
R. Yeager '43 and William P. Mc-
Fadden '43 have announced that
fraternity booths will be erected
and distributed as usual. Fratern
ities are urged to get their reserv
ations in as soon as possible in
order to secure choice booth posi
Custom Breaker's Chorus
To Sing 'Wheaties' Song
"Won't you try Wheaties" and
"Sitting on a Log" are the two
songs that Tribunal chose -last
night as entertainment to be pro
vided every day at 1 p.m. in front
of Old Main by the following
chorus of custom breakers: John
Wilson, Norman Rosenberg, and
John Wilson, who is under the
impression that the varsity is play
ing Lehigh Saturday, will also
gladly run with his two suitcases
when he is whistled at.
When W. Lewis Corbin '4l,
chairman of Tribunal, asked Nor
man Rosenberg if he knew what
offense he had committed he ans
wered calmly, "I guess I didn't
wear my 'JAZZ BOW' at the game.
Tribunal has really given him a
'JAZZ BOW' now in the form of
three yards of red ribbon (for a tie.
The only other offender at last
night's meeting was L. Bruce Wor
rell, whose sign will read: "What
A Time (2 1 / 4 Minutes) Behind
Mac Hall." He will be dressed
appropriately by Tribunal member
George L. Parrish '4l.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
Sunday Movies Defeated, 2-1
Franklin D. Roosevelt, according to results received late last night,
apparently defeated Wendell L. Willkie. Republican
_candidate, to win
his third term as President of the United Statei.
State College Election Figures
Sunday movies were defeated by a two-to-one vote in yesterday's
local election according to unofficial figures released at the three local
UNITED STATES SENATOR
Aukerman (D) 273 330
Van Zandt (R) 841 778
GENERAL ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVE
Willkie (R) .
Thomas (S) .
Ross (D) .
Athens Officials in Athens
last night, reported that Greek
troops pushed deep into Albania
yesterday afternoon against over
whelming Italian forces who are
taxing almost every resourse in
their attempted invasion. The
Grecian infantry continued their
mountainside warfare where they
have set up strongholds in caves
and hill side niches.
Belgrade Yugoslavian war
ministers sent alarming news to
the world last night when they
reported the bombing of Yugo
slavian cities by unidentified
bombing planes. There was no
plausible reason for the attack
which was repeated after a few
hours. The country was thrown
Wins In Landslide
Late News Bulletins
into panic and the Yugoslavian
cabinet made immediate plans for
London Prime Minister
Churchill gave official confirma
tion last night of the taking over
of the strategic island of Crete by
the British late yesterday after
noon. Churchill also struck fierce
ly at the neutral country Ireland.
He stated that the English navy
can not refuel on the Irish coast.
Rome Few communiques are
being received from the Italian
capitol where the invasion of
Greece is felt very difficult. Last
night, however, they reported that
Fascist troops had broken through
the Greek lines at Yanina for sub
Precinct Precinct Total
345 173- 839
PRICE THREE CENTS
Close In State
In one of the most important
presidential elections in American
history, President Roosevelt was
apparently the victor as unofficial
returns from a vote that may be
the largest on record filed in last
By 1 o'clock this morning the
President seemed sure of 33 states
and 414 electoral votes while Wen
dell Willkie, his Republican op
ponent, could count on no more
than 13 states and 101 electoral
votes Roosevelt had an approx
imate lead of 3,500,000 popular
votes with 32 per cent of the re-
The total vote was estimated to
be about 62,000,000, more than 10,-
000,000 in excess of the number
originally expected to go to the
With the South, the West and
the Central state, Ohio, Indiana,
and Illinois, solidly behind him
Roosevelt's election became almost
a certainty as returns from Penn
sylvania and New York showed
him the likely winner in those two
In Pennsylvania the President
held a lead of nearly 150,000 votes.
Despite the flow of votes to
Roosevelt, Willkie refused to con
cede defeat as he spoke extempor
aneously in his New York City
hotel at 12:30 a. m.
However, Charles L. McNary,
Willkie's running mate, failed to
follow his political partner's ex
ample and conceded the election to
Democrat Henry A. Wallace.
Jay Cooke, Republican, appar
ently had a slight lead over Jos
eph F. Guffey for U. S. Senator.
Locally, Sunday movies were
defeated by a 2-1 majority.
Figures on Centre County vot
ing available at 1 a. m. are as fol
For President (53 of 65 districts)
—Wendell L. Willkie (R), 8,415;
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D), 7,521.
For Senator (53 of 65 districts)—
Jay Cooke (R), 8,013; and Joseph
F. Guffey (D), 7,115.
For State Treasurer (42 of 65
district)—James F. Malone, Jr.,
(R), 6,448; and G. Harold Wagner
For Auditor General (42 of 65
district)—Frederick T. Gelder (R),
6,374; and F. Clair Ross (D), 5,650.
Representative in Congress (42
of 65 district)—James E. Van
Zpndt (R), 6,940; and William M.
Aukerman (D), 5,236.
Representative in the General
Assembly—(42 of 65 district)—
Kenneth G. Haines (R), 6,845; and
John W. Decker (D), 5,106.
State College last night was a
rabid election town. Everywhere
interest in the national contest
completely shadowed the state and
local contests which were also be
From warm, lighted rooms, radio
voices penetrated everywhere into
the damp, nearly empty streets
bringing a strange mixture of
voices, names, and figures.
From early evening, as soon as
the first substantial reports filed
in, the cry and the conversation
was • the same, "It's Roosevelt
Dining room conversation buzz
ed with election news and guesses
and study hours were interrupted
everywhere for bull sessions on the
progress of the returns. At the
University Club, the only organiz
ed gathering to hear election re
turns was attended by more than
50 faculty men.