The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, November 06, 1940, Image 2

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"For A Better Penn State"
Et%le,: , -.:7 , 60r 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 students 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 ; Women's Managing Editor—Arita L.
Plefteran '4l ; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Rickel '4l.
Advertising Manager—John. H. Thomas '4l ; Circulation
Manager—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 B. Lehman '42. William J. McKnight '42.
Alice M. Murray '42. Pat Nagelberg '42, Stanley 3. PoKemp
ner '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42. Paul
M. Goldberg '42. James E. McCaughney '42. Margaret 1.. Em
bury '42. Virginia Ogden '42. Fay E. Rees '42.
Pssociated Collegiate Press
Distributor of
Collegiate Digest ,
Ginduate Counselor
Editorial and Business Office
313 Old' ain Bldg. •
Dial 711
Managing Editor This Issue Pat Nagelberg '42
News Editor This Issue Ralph C. Routsong, Tr. '4l
Women's Issue Editor __ _Jeanne C. Stiles '42
Wednesday Morning, November 6, 1940
The. Thespi6n Show, froth,
And Minsky
Thespians put on one of their best shows last
Friday and Saturday nights, but at the same time
opened themselves to some criticism.
Someone asked—and it was a good question--
why Froths' . houseparty cover was censored and
the Thespian houseparty show passed.
half-columning in the Centre Daily
Times on Monday, quipped:
"When Thespians show againsky,
There ought to be less minsky."
Absentee Voting
Ex-editor John Troanovitch '39 in his letter to
the editor published yesterday raised an import
ant point about absentee voting.
One of the finest editors Collegial}
,has had, he
helped foster the absentee voting amendment that
:first went before the state legislature in 1937.
He_ points out correctly and bitterly that politi
cal corruption helped kill the bill when it came
_ .
before a Republicah-controlled committee in the
Senate last year.
Because one .Republican senator didn't want
anybody to vote for something he personally op
posed the amendment was squelched. Because of
that 'Pennsylvania did not have absentee votine!
yesterday and now can not have it until 1944.
If it is to have absentee voting in 1944, however,
it must begin the necessary steps now. The pro
plsal must start its path through the legislature
anew. In the session that convenes next January
it must 'be passed by both the house and the sen
Then it must wait to be repassed by a new Gen
eral Assembly, the one that will be elected two
years hence and will not meet until January, 1943.
If it survives that test, it will go before the elec
torate in November, 1943. With approval there the
measure will become an amendment to the state
The process is long. This year's generation of
college students will be alumni before the measure
takes effect. But that is not the important thing.
The imporant thing is that, unless the 1941 Gen
eral Assembly starts the legislation, the earliest
date absentee voting can become a reality will be
1946 instead of 1944.
The PSCA Forums
A series of PSCA-sponsored forums has drawn
to itself considerable deserved attention. The
series began with a discussion of union with Brit
ain before an overflow crowd in the Home Eco
nomics Auditorium last week.
As now scheduled, the series will consist of
eight topics on subjects of current national inter
est to extend through the year. The speakers will
he faculty members and townspeople who seem
particulat : ly well equipoe.'i to discus: the subject
at hand.
__G. Russell Eel:
Downtown Office
119-121 South Frazier St
Dial 4372
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Election is over. So's Houseparty. Let's let it
go at that: we hope every one is quite satisfied.
Political comment is not our forte, but Smyser's.
If no one minds, we'll crawl back into the vinegar
vat and try to catch up on our sleep. This past
veek has kept us in a perpetual stew.
Your correspondent has become a suspicious
character: the name has been handed in to the
FBI for future reference. Seems that our com
ments on hysterical patriotism won no friends.
Nice to know that people can still laugh. Wit
ness Thespians' "Shaft in the Draft." Surprising
fact; no one demanded Thespians .be tried for
treason. _
Wasn't that good clean sport Saturday after
noon? Nothing like an elbow betwixt the teeth,
or a . fist on the nose. Ask Petrella. Those South
ern boys are so impetuous.
We're still trying to forget last week's column;
obviously glee doesn't come naturally to us.
What with the football stalwarts hell bent for
leather, too many. people forget Bill Jeffrey's soc
cer cyclones. Fifty eight straight wins; no other
college, in no other sport, has piled up a record to
equal it. Not since we took over from the Indians.
Speaking brief, State has the best soccer coach;
tha best soccer team in the whole country. No
cne realizes just how good they are. Wise up
good people.
Sad Man: Sigma Nu Bink Wharton, now on a
ye,ar's leave of absence, who received the barbed
baton from his import who observed tartly that
she would not accompany him to next week's dog
fight.. In case there were a dog-fight. Little lady
backed up observation by fleeing to Old Flame
Jack Jordan, out at the Alpha Sig manse. Whar
ton came along for the pure hell of it, muttering
bitterly; left in same obscure condition. He still
has his jewelry. We wonder, But he tried hard.
Glad man: Phi Kappa Sig Pere Bartholomew,
by reason of Dorothy Johnson. She's had the
Bart's badge for a week; el padre has been walk
ing on air. High time is what we say. - SAE Beat
tie who celebrated fact that it's been a year now
with the same girl, Peggy Embury. Sigma Chi
Pat Kjelman, on account of Shirley Leidich whoM
he festooned with the maltese cross. Same
house's man Hibbard pinned the girl back home.
Man who wasn't there: Rog Findley, the old
smoothie. We hear tales of imports leaping from
buses with the glad cry, "Where is he." Answer:
visiting the men who go down to the sea in ships.
Man with smooth date: Danny Balmer, with a
girl named Grace from out Indiana way. Blond.
Caused aforementioned Balmer to brace self with
coke upon departure. We wonder.
Hoyt - long has this been going . on dept.: Colleg. - - -
ian's Routsong, pride of Phi Gam, with dark.
handsome Betty Crilly. A peachy combine, if
we may dart a barb.
Somewhere in the SAE house 'there is a .man
who ate an eight by ten photograph of his true
love. Or at any rate, tried to. To settle a bet.
Which just about finishes our little stock of
comments. This is definitely not the sort of col
umn we like to write, to put it mildly, this - 'is pure
tripe. But it's such fun for the people mentioned.
For us too. If we hadn't sworn not to, this is very
probably what we'd write the year 'round. But
there are still a number of -things we'd enjoy see
ing cleared up. This sort of thing clears up noth
ing, except perhaps the head, The ivory tower
gets a bit stuffy, from time to time.
It was a great houseparty.
Our agent stationed at the Corner reports noth
ing out of the ordinary. In fact, beyond a few
minor incident, all was quiet. Even the crowd
after the feud on Beaver Field. Can it be?
And now, if you'll excuse us. there is some very
important sleep we've got to attend to ...
In 1905 Theodore Roosevelt said: "No people
on earth have more cause to be thankful than
ours, and the success which we have had in the
past, the success which we confidently believe
the future will bring, should cause in us no feeling
of vainglory, but rather a deep and abiding reali
zation of all which life has offered us; a full
acknowledgment of the responsibility which is
ours; and a fixed determination to show that
tinder a free• government a mighty people can
thrive best, alike as regards the things of the
body and the things of the soul."
Letters to the Editor—
Is There A Monopoly
On School Spirit?
To the Editor:
Coming from a freshman, that
challenge to''The Penn State Spirit
is enough to bring forth my defini
tion of, as well as a personal re
quisition 'for Mr. Hothan's concep
tion of the noteworthy spirit. No, I
admit that it was not complemen
tary when just a handful of stu
dents, and a few sophomores, bade
the team farewell. I am sure had
they been previously informed of
the occasion, The Hig, Gates, and
Pepper would have been mobbed
at the bus. But even then, is it
a reliable test of true spirit when
a student body cheers on a vic
torious team? Or would a better
test be in form of an ovation for
any man, team representing Penn
State, winning or losing?
I have heard that the Class of
'44 is a good representation of this
intangible thing called spirit. Well,
the Class of '43 has received little
praise in this respect. Yet it was
the Class of '43 that maintained
school morale under .the death
blow of Cornell and in the midst
of dissension wrought by campus
radicals. It was the Class of '43
that started novelty political ,cam
paigning and promoted other ac
tivities that augment school spirit
and propogandize it to each other.
It was the Class of '43 that insti
gated rallies, parades, and meet
ings. All of these resulted in a
general trend to The Penn State
Spirit. The incoming class had only
to follow the trend; the Class of
'43 originated it.
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meals available at reasonable
rates. Call 4161 for reservations.
Mrs. Stern, 217 E. Foster.
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TWENTY DOLLARS given to per- .
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rent. No freshman. Write to Box B,
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single or double rooms with run
ning water. Reasonable rates.
Penn State Inn, 310 E. College ave
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$l5 First Prize and Five Consolation Prizes
The name must consist of 3 words.
First word of the name must be• Charles.
In case of ties the answer postmarked the earliest is the
4. There is no limit to the number of entries.
Answers Must Be Postmarked Not Later Than Friday, Midnight,
Nov. 8. Reply to Charles Petnick, 'lO9 S. Allen St.
Balfour Jewelry Office Continues To Be Open for Business In This Location
We Print
The Niffany Printing
and Publishing Co.
119 S. Frazier St. Dial 4868
Meeting of Alpha Phi Omega,
National Bcy Scout fraternity, 10
p. m. in 318 Old Main. All scouts
and scouters invited.
• Rifle Club meeting for all mem
bers and those interested, in Room
2 Wh'te Hall at 6:30 p. m.
Varsity, freshmen, and mana
gerial candidates for the rifle team
report today at the Armory at 8
p. m.
Meeting of PSCA Cabinet, Ad
visory Board, and Project Council
in Room 304 Old Main at 8 p. m.
PSCA Community Service Com
mittee meets in Room 304 Old
Main at 7 p. m.
PSCA Forum music committee
meets in Room 304 Old Main at
4:15 m.
Fraternity chapter presidents
and counselors meet Dean A. R.
Warnock in Room 121 LA at 7 p.m.
Miss Pauline Locklin opens
Wednesday readings in Room 402
of the College Library, at 4:15 p.m.
Meeting of IMA Central Coun
cil, Room 318 Old Main, 8 p. m.
Pre-medical students wishing to
take American Medical Colleges
Aptitude Test make applicatiorrat
Room 112 Pond Laboratory.
• and
Phone Lewistown 791 .
Hil Kelley '43
that the first coeds,
six in number, were
admitted to Penn
State in 1871? •
Opposite Old Malty- State College