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VOL. 37—No; 46
Unbeaten Lion Team FaCesNYU Today
Sales Dales Set
..Announcing the dates of sale of
the Artists' Course tickets, Dr.
Carl E. Marquardt, committee
chairrnah, last night presented
series of regulations governing`the
1940-41 season. .
Student tickets will be sold
. Wednesday, December 4. Faculty
and administration members will
. secure their tickets on Thursday,
December 5. Seats for students
will be sold on Thursday.
Use of stage seats will accom
modate 130 more people than last
year. A ticket entitling the hold
er to . a stage seat for the three
- solo numbers will also provide
-him with a seat in the foyer for
the Cleveland- Orchestra perform
Sale of tickets will be reduced
• to a - maximum of three per indi
vidual in an attempt to correct
abuses which were noted in the
• ticket sale of last year. Purpose
of the regulation is to prevent
seats from going outside the col
lege communi•y while hundreds
of students can not be accommo
"In recent years, the concern of
the Artists' Course has been not
so much to sell tickets," Dr. Mar : -
quardt stated,". as to see that they
are - sold to the persons for whom
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The possibility that it might be
advantageous Pm- some students to
have their draft order numbers
advanced to the head of the list
was suggested yesterday by Adri
an 0. Morse, chairmen of the gen
eral College draft committee.
By doing this students who
might be called during the 1941-42
College ycar would probably be
taken in July or August instead.
Mr. Morse said, "It appears to
the committee that it would be
advantageous for the student to
begin his service in July or Aug.
ust and have it end the following
July or August and thereby lose
only one College year instead of
parts of two years"
It was pointed out by Mr. Morse
that the Selective Service Train
ing Act provides that deferment of
training for students until the end
of the College year is not auto
matic and must be requested.
"The committee does not under
stand that it is necessary to pre
sent evidence from the College
that a student is in attendance,"
Mr. Morse said, implying that a
student, in order to obtain defer
ment,' needs only to indicate on
the draft questionnaire that - he at
tends the College.
Alumni 'Board, Cabinet
Will-Meet This Morning
All-Collgge Cabinet and the
Executive Board of the Alumni
Association will meet jointly in the
Alumni Association office at 10:30
The meeting will follow a priv
ate session of the Executive Board
Which is scheduled for 9 am. '
Honor Students Register .
- Secretary Lawrence NI. Andres
'42 announces that registration for
. _Eta Sigma, freshman - honor
Society, will be held in Room 209
Liberal Arts-Building at 7-9 p.m.
SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
PSCA Drive Lags Behind
1939 In Incomplete Report
only incomplete reports, were
made last night on the progress
of the PSCA . finance drive, but
on the basis of these, it appears
that this year's drive for support
- has not come up to 'last year's
Complete reports will be filed
Monday night, when a more ac
curate, piCture will-be obtainable.
DiiVe leaders tare hoping that a
last-minute spurt may yet bring
this year's total up to that of
previous years. - -
"Must. We Fight Japan?" was
the subject 'cif discussion at the
regular meeting of the Interna
tional Relations Club in the Lib
eral Arts Building, Thursday.
Mary J. Pope '42 presented an
analysis of "How the old sea pow
er is passing away under increas
ed land power," and John Basarab
'42 gave a book report on Tolstoi's
"War and Peace." -
The discdssion on the Japanese
situation and America was then
inaugerated by Mary Betty An
derson '42, who attended an Inter
national Relations Conference at
Hawaii last February.
Other members of the club took
an active part in the discussion,
with_enlightening view points be
graduate student , of horticulture,
Shuk Yee Chan, graduate student,
in botany; and Pao Wah .Lee '43.
Plans for attendance at an In
ternational Relations Club Con
ference at Washington in the near
future were drown up, and topics
for discussion at future meetings
Soph Hop Attendance
Estimated At 400 Couples
An, estimated 400 'couples at-:
tended last night's Soph Hop, ac
cording to George L. Donovan,
Student Union manager.
Last year's dance drew well over
.900 couples. Weather, a succession
of "big" weekends, a poor week
end in comparison with last year's
Pitt game weekend, all detracted
from the success of this year's
A complete report on attendance
and finances of the dance will
probably be released in the near
1,500 Brave Snow At Rally
Under a powdery snowfall, 1,500
Penn State fans stood shoe-deep
in the mud of the Jordan Fertility
Plots last night to cheer their un
defeated football team to victory in
this afternoon's game with New
The crowd heard Football Cap
tain Leon Gajecki, Coach Bob Hig
_and Dean - Carl P. Schott in
brief victory talks after a soaking,
stubborn pile of wood was finally
urged into flame.
- Immediately after they were in
troduced and cheered at the rally,
the-football players left for Spruce
-Creek where they will remain until
time for the -game.
The talks were brief: "This is
a sure -demon.stration of. the old
Penn ‘State spirit. -Tomorrow will
be Perm. State's day," Dean Schott
told the cheering crowd; "If I were
a student I wouldn't have bravedl
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
Leads Lions In Lasi Home Till T
Probable Starting Lineups
Boroff left end •
Jovans . left tackle
Cherico left guard
• Feibish center
Blonquist right guard
Jovans right tackle
Petereit---• - . rights end ...
Varmak left halfback
Bates right halfback
Tighe fullback .
*Penn State seniors who will be playing their last home game
under the,Blue and White on New Beaver Field this afternoon.
Drydock Is Sell-Out
For Tonight's Opening
Table reservations for tonight's
grand opening of the Drydock
have been completely sold out,
and only those fortunates already
flaying tickets will be admitted,
the soft drink nite club committee
announced last night.
Perhaps this week's wild rush
for reservations was 'provoked by
the carding of the top-notch floor
show, featuring the Meyer Broth
ers, Roy Rogers, Leon Rabinowitz,
Connie Konopka, and George Sum
ner. Perhaps the revamped nite
spot's new decorations, based on a
jitterbug theme, had something to
do with it..
weather like this to come out and
cheer. I hope we can show our
appreciation on New Beaver Field
tomorrow," Bob Higgins said; "I'm
not going to talk. We're going to
act out there tomorrow," Gajecki
promised. The tone of the other
talks was the same.
Bulwarked by the Blue Band,
80 pieces strong, the rooters went
thru the . list of Penn State songs
and cheers. Walt Sottung '4l, head
cheerleader, and his squad of pep
rousers led individual cheers for
the team in the flickering light of
the hat men's bonfire.
The rally finally broke up in a
parade and snake-dance down
town wijh the Blue• Band leading
the marching. Exuberant students
attempted _to crash all three local
theatres but were unsuccessful and
had to be content with singing and
cheering in the streets.
CAPTAIN LEON GAJECKI
Special PM Bus
In an incomplete balloting, only
two dissenting votrs were cast
against a special train or bus to
the Pitt game on November 23,
while 20 favored the proposition
in a survey being conducted at the
Student Union desk.
Sixteen students preferred to
travel by bus, which can be hired
at $4.20 per round trip if 37 per
sons charter the bus, or at $4.35
if 25 signify their intention to go.
Only four wanted to travel to Pitt
by a special train which would
leave-State C01149',e at 1:30 p. m.,
Friday at a. $5.59 rate for a mini
mum of 150 students.
Fifteen students though it would
be more convenient to leave on
Friday, while five voted for a Sat
urday train or bus.
Since there is a possibility to get
special transportation facilities at
lower rates if more students in
tend to go to the Pitt football
fracas, all students should fill in
a questionnaire before the dead
line on Tuesday.
Comedy Skit Features
Hillel Social Tonight
- Hillel will sponsor another of
its regular socials at the Founda
tion, 133 W. Beaver Avenue, at
7:30 p.m. 'tonight,.it was announced
by Hillel President Harold J.
Berger. '42 yesterday.
• A feature of the :evening's pro
gram will be a comedy skit pre
sented by Norman Racusin '4l and
Civia Cohen '42...
State Gridders In
Last Home Game
Its march toward an undefeated
and untied season stopped by the
sensational 13-13 stalemate at Syr
acuse last week, the still unbeaten
Nittany Lion footbE.ll team will
unleash all its offensive artillery
at the New York University elev
en on New Beaver Field at 2 p. m.
today in an effort to remain
among the rank;mi. powers of east
This is the third meeting be
tween the two teams, with the
Lions still seeking their initial vic
tory over the Violet. The two
elevens last clashed in New York
in 1929 when NYU scored a 7 to
0 victory. State and today's op
ponent played to a 13-13 deadlock
here in 1927.
It will be a far from overconfi
dent team of Lions who will
charge on the field this afternoon.
That Syracuse game and the Vio
lets' upset victory over the pre-
All batmen are requested to
report at the players' entrance
gate on New Beaver Field at
1:30 p. m. today, Thomas C.
Backenstose '4l, chairman of
the combined hat society coun
cil, announced today. A demon
stration similar to the one in
last year's Pitt game will be
given with the Lion gridders
running the gauntlet between
two lines of hatmen.
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viously undefeated Franklin and
Marshall eleven last Saturday are
still fresh in +heir minds and
though favored on their compara
tive records for the year, the Blue
and White know they have a bat
tle on their hands.
Eight of the players who will
start today's game will be Making
their last appearance on New
Beaver Field. In all, twelve sen
iors led by Captain Leon Gajecki,
State's candidate for All-American
honors, will be praying their last
With one exception, the mighty
Lion line which has earned a place
among the best forward walls in
the nation will take the field at
the opening kickoff. Captain Ga
jecki will be flanked by Wade
Mori at right guard, Frank Platt
and Carl Stravin.ski at the tackles,
Tom Vargo and Lolyd Parsons at
the terminal poste. All are sen
iors, the only lowerclassman in
the• lineup being Jack Kerns, a
sophomore, who replaces the in
jured Mike Garbinski.
The same backfield that started
the Syracuse game is slated to get
the call from Coach Bob Higgins
tomorrow. Two seniors, tailback
Chuck , Peters and quarterback
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Civil Liberties Is Topic
Of Second Town Meeting
"Civil Liberties and the 'Fifth
Column' " will be the topic of the
second in the series of Town Meet
ings, to be held at the Hillel Foun
dation, 133 W. Beaver Avenue, at
7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The speakers of the evening will
be Dr. M. Nelson,,,McGeary, in
structor of political science, Prof.
Charles C. Peters, director of edu
cational research and professor of
Education, and Mr. Ray V. Wat
kins, College scheduling officer.
The Town Meeting is conducted
as an open forum at which vital
matters of political, economic and
social interest are discussed.
All faculty members, students
and townspeople are invited.
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