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FRIDAY,- NOVEMBER 15, 1940
Chaos In China
In Recent Leifer
"My piayer is that China_ may
some day have stretching across
her areas, north to south and east
to west, a great binding force such
as the state universities in •Amer
ica,"- declared "Daddy" Groff in
a letter td Stevenson W. Fletcher,
dean of the Agriculture School,
which arrived recently from Ling
nan University in Canton, China.
Describing the difficulties under
which the students entered this
school year; Mr. Groff revealed
that there is 'no communication
betwen Canton and Hongkong and
that the dreaded cholera has al
rribst isolated Canton.
• "The whole atnjbsphere is dark
ened by the present world chaos,
and a day at a time is .quite suffi
cient for present living," he writes.
"The cost of living is steadily ris
ing and the problem of most fam
ilies at present is to keep the wolf
from the door."
He pictured the problems the
university, is faced with at present
—experimental work in agricul
ture is practically non-existent the
soil is worn-out in many sections,
and individual conservation has
"Our present agricultural prob
lems are quite different from
yours," "Daddy" Groff asserted.
"Here at Canton we are giving the
younger boys, now cut off from
higher education, a chance to keep
their feet in the ground, learn / as
much as they can from nature and
their own initiative, and above all
become food producers.
"The effect upon the people's
liVelihood, of depleted, worn-out
soil is tragically evident when
transportation, individua,l industry
and conservation are disrupted.
,above all, fortunate in
the everlasting energy and re
sourcefulness of her agrarian pop
Throughout his whole letter Mr.
Groff stressed the impoitance of
helping to maintain food supplies
for the people in and around Can
He asserted that through these
trying years, he has felt much
closer to Penn State than ever
"I anis sure, too, that eminating
from Penn State is a clearer •vision
and understanding of the great
world issues which Christian mis
sion, whatever their field of serv
ice represent," he said. "The - few
foreign students now in residence
at Penn State must help to broaden
University of North Dakota is
completing a plant for experi
menting with two of the state's
natural resources_—sodium sul
phate and lignite coal.
1940 DECEMBER 1940
Ell Mil we MORI
The calendar above shows the
dates on which Collegian will puli 7
lish during the Of the
Mtannitiiringi lhdtt Chrifstmat,}tara
"There are plans that should be
carried forward by our govern
ment without delay, irrespective
of whether Germany or Great
Britain wins the war," Dean Ed
ward Steidle of the School. of Min
eral Industries has said.
In an article prepared especially
for the Collegian, he continued:
"The domestic production of
strategic minerals should be care
fully reviewed, both in this coun
try and in the - western hemisphere.
Those operations in this country
which give reasonable promise
should be !encouraged by the Gov
ernment through loans for develop
ment, especially technical service,
and contract purchases of outputs.
"The government should also
support more research in govern
ment bureaus and • the leading
schools •of mineral industries on
new techniques, especially new
processes for the extraction and
use of fuels, metals, and non metal
lic products from low grade de
posits. Control of the sea assumes
a new meaning but we must make
the country as self-sufficient with
regard to the indispensable miner
als as modern technology will per
Students To Run
Although the skating party of
two sessions beginning at 7 p. m.
and 9 p.m. Saturday evening is
sponsored by the new Recreation
Committee, three students, Harry
A. Masters '42, Howard L. Olight
er, and C. Walter York '42, will
be in charge.
Music records suitable for roller
skating rhythm will be provided
for the occasion through the use
of a loud speaker system.
Any talented skaters who are
interested in helping as hosts and
instructors are to contact Ray M.
Conger or Max Dercum, committee
members, or the three students
now in charge.
. A crowd of at least 300 is ex
pected at the party. To prove the
popularity of roller skating parties
in the past, Conger said that the
average attendance in previous
years was 300 in afternoons and
200 during night sessions. Tilt
first party, scheduled by a physical
education group two years ago,
drew a record crowd of 525 stu
dents and faculty.
Engineers On Trip
A group of . thirty-two civil en
gineering' and architecture stu
dents made an inspection trip to
the - Steelton plant of the Bethle
hem steel company yesterday. Ac
companying:were Professors Clin- ,
ton L... Harris, Royal M.. Gerhardt;.
lAtis,. - A:'.Richatilson Arid harles .
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
The complete freshman election
code as approved by the All-Col
lege Cabinet Tuesday night has
been released today by H. Leonard
Krouse '42, chairman of the Fresh
man Elections Committee.
FRESHMAN ELECTION CODE
Time of Voting
Voting will extend from 9 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Monday, December 16.
The polls will be open' through the
lunch and dinner hours.
_Place of Voting
Elections will be held in the first
floor of Old Main.
Eligibility for •Office
All candidates must not have
received a below grade at the eight
week period to be eligible for elec
tion to office.
Method of Nomination
Any regular freshman Student
meeting the above requirement
shall be eligible for nomination
for a class office.
To be nominated, a candidate
must file a petitiod with the chair
man of the Elections Committee
by Friday noon, December 6.
A- candidate for the position of
president, vice- president, secre
tary, treasurer, or historian, must
have a petition containing the sig
natures of 100 voters in his or her
class, of which 25 per cent must
Accompaning the petitions must
Library Exhibit Includes
Old Historical Documents
Notices of the Declaration of
Independence, the death and bur
ial of George Wash,ing,ton, and
accounts of the assassination of
Abraham Lincoln are included in
'THERE'S NOTHING NEW
UNDER THE SUN.'
Freshman Election Code
be a statement of the platform.
The Freshman_Election Committee
shall approve all platforms, but
shall reserve the right to censor
any provisions which it may deem
Pictures suitable for reproduc
tion should accompany petitions of
candidates for all class offices.
The campaign will open 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 10, with a
Freshman mass meeting. All can
didates are required to be in pos
session of their approved petitions
before their campaign may be
For each party that has running
for a major office, the All-College
Cabinet, through the Elections
Committee, supply posters
containing the party platform and
pictures of the major candidates.
There will be no other expense
whatsoever i n c ur r e d for cam
To be eligible to vote, voters
must present their AA books and
their matriculation cards which
will be checked with the dean's list
procurred before election. AA
books will be punched by checkers
and the voter's name will be cross
ed off the list.
Those who have lost their AA
books or matriculation cards may
be eligible to vote upon presenta
tion of a note from Dean A. R.
an exhibit of newspapers, docu
ments, and manuscripts being ex
hibited at the Library until No
vember 25, Mrs. Sally S. Carey,
chairman of exhibits, has an
News of the Revolutionary War
against the British is printed in a
newspaper exhibit. Counterfeit
'I.OB C !ESTER
• nd Hi's Orchestra
"The Nation's Newest Sensation"
Warnock's office certifying that
they are regularly enrolled fresh
Two year agriculture students
in their first year may vote for
the freshman offices.
Party affiliations; if any, of each
candidate will be placed upon the
ballot. It is not necessary, however,
for each candidate to have a party
One approved member of each
party may be stationed at the rear
exit of the first floor lounge of Old
Main...to check their lists of voters.
No conversation with the voter
will be permitted. Party chairmen
may examine these lists every hour
for no longer than five minutes.
Penalties of 20 votes will be in
flicted for violating the following:
1. Electioneering in Old Main
while voting is in progress.
2. Conversation by party check
ers with voters before voting.
3. House to house canvassing
prior to the stipulated time for
4. Faulty petitions or ineligible
5. Unfair campaigning following
an initial warning.
6. Use of cars or posters other
than those provided by the com
H. Leonard Krouse, Chairman
Freshman Elections Committee
copies of the famous Ulster Coun
ty Gazette of January 4, 1800 con
tain tragic news of Washington's
Copies displayed of. the New
York Times and Harper's Weekly,
for 1865 carry the news of Lin