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TICE' OAILY> COLLEGIAN
• "For. A • Better. Penn State"
successor to the. Penn- State.- Collegian, established 1901. and
the Free Lance. established 1887
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during- the
regular College year. by..the. stndents . of_ The P.ennsyltania
State College. , Eriterad...as second-class matter July 5:`1934. '
' at the post-office at . State -College, Pa., under the act of
• .111aMh 8..1849.'
Editor I ,l3usinessManager
Adam A. Smxper , . Lawretice S.,Driever '4l
Women's Editor—Vera L. temp '4l; Managing Editor
—Robert IL Lane .'4l; . Sports ' Editor—Richard C. Peters
;41; . .News Editor—William'. E. Fowler '4l; Feature. Editor
—Edward J. K. McLorin '4l; Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '4l; Women's Managing Editor—Arita L.
Hefferan .241; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
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Manager—Robert G.• Robinson '4l ; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein '4l ; Senior Secretary--Leslie 'H. Lewis '4l.
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Managing Editor This issue _Ralph C. Routsong, Jr. '4l
lq , ' ws Editor This Issue George Schenkein '4l
Women's Editor This Issue Vera L. Kemp '4l
)phomore Assistants Gordon Coy, Nick Vozzy
Wednesday. Morning, November.l3,
Did The- 1 4 41stlE4eciionrDefeat
17Iowm!.ich forge . does ttle,,Ain.erican.px:ess today
Is .its ;defeat .in -1 he. presidential election a sign
gat editoriaL opinion,,even.,the,mightiest,of it, is
r oo longer . potent?.
, The answer seems to be yes k butit,is pot . a sure
yes. In on_ e . .way the. defeat:,of the,,press ,in.,this
election is a. credit xg the,press.
It. might be..ta4en,•to . ,show that ; although the
, editorial opinion.,predorninantly : favored,, Wendell •
Willkie,;„the news columns of all papers. presented .
bath sides impartially. :-On the:basis of this impar;
tial presentation, it,might be said, the. American
, • • •,
publicmade its decision.
.There are, of course, other, factors.in last week's
clefeat of. the. press. ~,Xtesident.R.Op.Sevelt , had ,
~hind him. two groups : editorial. opinion was .not
likely to influence very strongly,.,the Solid -South,
and that, great bloc Of . .voterswhc. have received
eery ciirect.financial,benefits from the, seven, years
of Roosevelt rule.
Such : a suggestion Jeads,naturally to an assurnp
tionthat the press.may no icinger represent, a true •
cross-section of pUblic opinion. This . -seems to ,be
true. • Perhaps it is because American society has ,
realigned . itself since the crash of 1929.
Since 1929 there has grown up a class distinc
tion and even emnity between capital and labor
that is sharper than any that existed before. This
is partly due to the fact that labor has only recent
ly come to appreciate its full potentialities as an
crganizeci bloc and partly due to the fact that since
!933 it has had its first real champion in the White •
With this new division of society, cutting cross
'vise instead of up and down v most newspaper edi
tors and publishers find out that they have all
1.-en sliced into the same half, usually called the
upper half. Thus they are all agreeing with each ,
oilier and with the half they have b•~en sliced into,
but the half to which they don't beling and which
they don't affect too greatly is apparently the
Perhaps this is an explanation.. If it is then it
is also true that the loss of prestige by the press
confined only to certain issues,,the issues which
our society cross-wise.,When we find a prob
lern which slices, up, and, down. we are likely to.find
the press divided, and the proportion of 'its "division;
.is likely to reflect_ clearly the sentiment of the -
A probable result of this new cross-slicing is
that the press will not continue to be Jeft out in
the cold. A certain bloc of ,it,(more sizeable than
now) may do the • expedient and, become champions
and representatives of !the `forgotten -men" who
.since 1933 have become so important in out . .. A
merican way of life. That change will represent a
new era in American life, and will bespeak a sort
et bloodless revolution
Syracuse 'And Sthool Spirit
The football tie with, Syracuse will be more than
%,-orth the loss in national gridiron prestige if it
helps boost school spirit.
• Perhaps Penn State fans were getting too used
to,the monotony, of .victory. Since
s tile • great flare
up over beating Pitt last .November for the. first
time . in. 20 years, victories over Muclinell,.-.West t.
Lehigh,. Temple, and. South Carolina. are
.dull by comparison. i . ,A..Syracuse .victory would
. have been just as dull. .A:;tie . tfas. potdull atall. -
. Significantly,_„more ~than. fans waited ,yell 1.
over. an . hour, to receive,the, team ,when / it, game I
back on Sunday. , Last. Friday, only a handful.;
119-121 South Frazier St
t[Afl AND MOW :100)(
If no one objects, we are becoming increasingly
irritated at.-.those little items. which ,from .time,to
time _appear in.,the.• Collegian's columns_announc
ing.the,departure or return of little_groups of.high
minded persons bound on "Social Inquiry Trips."
To observe conditions among, the poor of,the.large
cities. To see, bow, the other ,half 'exists. How
rice; how smug. Here is a .poor man; let us ob
serve this peculiar phenomenon carefully as a so
ciological specimen. But he is ,human? No mat- -
ter about that, see how he moves from place to -
place.. See how he eats and talks; ouserve his.pro
letarian,manner. Let us dis Cuss him and write a
thesis about -him and.deduce, certain facts about •
him, and reduce the facts to charts
,and statistics. "
Pow very modern and socially-conscious we shall
And how completely futile.
The other day, moved
.to 'eploration, we .toured
the new library from end An. end ; horizontal.: and
vertical. It was notsuch a good idea. The new
library is . 6xternally not at all, bad looking. We
have, • in. time past.called it Centre County's Tem
ple of Karnak for reasons that .are a little vague
row but which are, nevertheless existant. Inter
nally, however, Mr.. T..ewis'Lnlu: is
could be•desired. ,The,top two floors are Sunction
ally useless; .can ~be...reaclied, only, at.,tbe , cost .of
.much,ptlyical effort and mental strin.. : .cineAsks
wistfully, why. ,s Itch ; things, must, ,be .4 clone, with it. t
• Aye suggest painting .it.pink and Am : ming it...into a
pfgeon loft. The only ; thing about it that one hesi- - :
„tptes to. decry is the ple,aant view, from the roof. '
For the i past sev,eral,weeka,we'ye. been ,hearir
loud, cries of .lamentation,
,over the _dreadful fact
- .,hat no one .has been showing I.lp.,for:lthe , early
„morning Pep rallies. We . wonder. . It. takes.•an •
.Iron will and a-dumbadoration for a cause to get
out of bed at six o'clock in themorning to cheer
a ,departing foqtball
,NotNthat we of . ,penn
State are not,iron willed, but.there are.times, when
it seems quite a„great deal more impprtant.to sleep
than to go to Pep•-rallies.. Other schools,meet this
question py, throwing their lhowl-le:;ts in. : the eve-
I.;pg,•accompanied by bonfires. Ve 'might do well
to follow that theory, instead of the one presently
in .favor. _
At eleven ()clock on Monday motpirig, on. the
eleventh -of November,..we watched two..middle
aged men gently lower a flag to half-ma St. A flag
at half-staff is :unspeakably melancholy. We were
,reminded a little bitterly of Mr. Lincoln's "that
ti.ey shall not have died in vain." !Let when later .
we retired to the Corner to restore the tissues we
learned that eleven o'clock had come and gone
i'ith business as usual. Somehow that was reas-
,It was not entirely in vain perhaps; flag
• at half-mast is not too high a price,to pay for the
peculiar privilege of sitting quietly over a coke . in
the academic serenity of a Corner room booth at !,
cloven o'clock on the eleventh of November.
This week America is ceiebrating Book
Week. which this year "takes on more sig
nificance than a mere promotional scheme.
America has the freest press. in the world—
has the leas censorship (tho not little enuf
to suit Ezra Pound); its book press espe-
daily is of a quality unsurpassed any
where. In a world filled with dictatorships
and suppressions, American books are still
free to include..revolutionary
To the publishers of these books we • ex
press our gratitude and very sincere admir
ation. Will you ,join us by showiug a
material interest? '
EVERY AMERICAN . SHOULD
BUY A BOOK 'THIS WEEK !
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