The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, November 19, 1940, Image 1

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VOL. 37—No. 47
Smith finishes Fourth
In IC4-A Championihip
Mac Mitchell Retains .
Crown; Frosh Second
NEW YORK, , N.Y., Nov. 18
Billy Sniith, captain of the Penn
State team, failed today in his at
tempt to regain the IC4-A cross
country championship when _he
'finished fourth after a disastrous
start. Leslie MaCMitchell of New
York University reta in e d his
crown by 'setting a new course
record of 26:02, over the five-mile
stretch in Van Cortlandt_Park.
Penn State finished eighth in the
team standings out of - 19 colleges
entered in the meet. Rhode Island
State was the team leader, follow
ed closely by Michigan State, Man
hattan, Northeastern, Maine, Cor
nell, Alfred, Penn State and New
York University.- Manhattan was
the . defending chainpion, having
won the title in 1938 and 1939.
One-hundred thirty runners com
pleted the gruelling couprse.
- Following a very slow start,
Smith was caught in a - runner's
trap at the 50-yard marker and
tired himself getting out of the
boxed position. Trailing the lead
ers by a tremendous distance, the
Lion hill and dale leader forced
himself to the limit to gain the
fifth spot at 'the three-mile turn.
A fast finish proved insufficient to
overcome the early pace setters
and he trailed 'MacMitchell, Bob
Nichols of Rhode Island State and
Bill Master of Colgate to the tape
in 27:02. Bob Tingley of 'Rhode
Island State was fifth.
By placing three men in the
first nine, the Nittany Lion fresh
-mart.leain-gairiett place "in
the yearling race over :the three
mile course. Manhattan's runners
won the title. Tink Candy finished
fifth in 16:22, Curt Stone sixth in
16:25, and Charlie Hobbs ninth in
16:29. Dick Cressman, Bob Faloon,
Jerry Eno and Bob Hazel also
placed. Joe Wims of Temple was
the individual winner.
Penn Male May
Gel Radio Station
- Penn. State may soon have its
own radio station if plans now be
ing discussed by a student and
faculty radio committee material
The idea of a 'college station has
been presented before but always
without sufficient facts and with
out a definite plan. This time,
however, the pkns have been
worked out in advz.nce from in
formation obtained from Brown,
Williams, Wesleyan, and other
schools that have introduced the
plan successfully.
The setup calls for transmission
over the electric wires of the Col
lege, thus a license for the sta
tion would not be required. This
same arrangement is used in the
. ment tomF d above and
many others.
At. the present time, the com
mittee is preparinq to present
. ;the
plan to the Senate Committee on
Student Welfare, whose approval
it must receive - before any actual
work on ate station can begin.
Council Requests. Revision
Of Hatch Act In Letter
Borough Council has authorized
sending a letter to James E. Van
Zandt, congressman. from this
trict, requesting that changes be
made in the Hatch Act to allow
College employees •to be elected or
appointed to non - remun4rative
.borough offices. •
Congressmen Talk
Al MI Dinner
, Congressman James G. Scrug
ham, former governor of Nevada,
and James E. Van Zandt will be
the principal speakers at the
ner - -rneetitirorthe - MineraTlildfig:
tries Society (A.1.M.E.) in the Nit
tany Lion Inn at 6:30 p.m. tomor
Mr. Scrugham, a member of the
A.I.M.E. and congressman from
Nevada since 1933, was governor
of that state from 1923 to 1927.
He will speak on "Strategic War
"Preparedness" will be Mr. Van
Zandt's subject. He has been twice
elected national commander of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and was
recently re-elected to Congress
from the 23rd Pennsylvania dis
The dinner-meeting is open to
all faculty members and students,
as well as their wives and girl
friends, in the Mineral Industries
School. Tickets are $l.lO.
W. H. Eisenman, founder of the
American Society for Steel Treat
ing, will act as - toastmaster.
The program includes entertain
ment by "The Three Galloping
Gauchps,". and John Teti and Jean
Cabinet 10. Ad On Rally,
Transportation To Pitt
A pre-Pitt game pep rally
Thursday night will be considered
at the- All-College Cabinet• meet
ing in Room 305 Old Main, at 9 p.
m. today, Arnold C. Laich '4l, All-
College president, said last night.
The question of a half-holiday
Saturday and transportation to
the game will also be determined,
Laich-said. Cabinet has the pow
er :to recommend that the half
holiday be granted and final ac
tion will probably be taken on the
special train or bus.
Another report will be made by
the committee investigating the
matter of assistant deans of men,
Laich said. At the last Cabinet
meeting the committee, headed by
Samuel A. Dum '4l, was instruct
ed to confer with President Ralph
PM Pep Rally
Tentatively Set
Encouraged by the excellent
turnout for last week's NYU game
pep rally, Walter A. Sottung, head
cheerleader, and Arnold C. Laich
'4l, All-College president announ-*
ced that, if current plans are suc 7
cessful, a similar rally and bonfire
will take place Thursday night on
the, Jordan Fertility Plots to give
the Nittany Lion gridders a rous
ing send-off for the Pittsburgh
game. •
Definite plans will not be made
until the Cabinet meets tonight.
However, preliminary arrange
ments are being completed, accord
ing to Laich and , Sottung.
"We're going to have the Blue
Band, cheerleaders, and plenty of
wood. There will be an effigy of the
Pitt Panther to burn. Bob Higgins
and all football players will be on
hand," said :Sottung.
"We should have a great attend
ance and I believe it will be a
bigger and greater rally than last
year's," he said:
Hope of having President Ralph
D. Hetzel speak at the rally was
expressed by Laich and Sottung.
If available, Carl P. Schott, dean
of the School of Physical Educa
tion, will be asked to talk.
The possibility of a parade be
fore and after the rally was dis
cussed, but nothing definite has yet
been stated. Sottung said that a
parade would probably heighten
the effect and create more spirit
among students.
Two Leaves Of Absence
Granted By Trustees
Leaves of absence for travel in
Mexico and for a study of art pro
grams at other colleges arid uni
versities .were _approved -for two
faculty members by the Executive
Committee of the Board of Trus
tees on Friday night.
Paul R. Daugherty, professor of
Spanish, has been granted .sabbat
ical leave for the second semester
to travel in Mexico and study at
the University of Guadalalara. J.
Burn Helme, professor of fine arts,
will make a survey of college art
programs during the first semester
of the 1941-42 term.
An extension of leave until Feb
ruary 1, 1941 has been approved
for. John Bracken, professor of
landscape architecture, to continue
as landscape adviser to the Gen
eral State Authority.
Collegian Now Available
On Weekly Delivery Basis
"The Daily Collegian" may now
be procured on a weekly basis at
three cents per day, C. Russell
Eck, graduate counselor, announc
ed yesterday.
Delivery service may be had by
calling the Collegian office, 313.
Old Main. Rates are 15 cents per
week for full five days delivery,
or three cents per day when there
are less than five issues per week.
. Payments may not lag over a
two-week period. The subscrip
tion price for the remainder of
this year is , $,2 for carrier and $2.75
by mail.
Lehner Speaks
Anthony Lehner, Department of
Education and Public Relations of
the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Cooperative Association in Har
risburg, spoke to the members of
the Nittany Co-op house last night
on the "Economic Principles Un
derlying Cooperative Movements."
Pictures To Appear
The first of three specimen pic
torial narratives prepared by the
College publicity department for
The Pittsburgh Press roto section
will appear next Sunday.
Cabinet Okays Alumni
Membership Solicitation
Freshmen Must Wear
'Beat Pitt' Signs
"Beat Pitt" signs must be
worn by all freshman men be
ginning at 8 a. m. tomorrow, W.
Lewis Corbin '4l, Tribunal
chairman, announced last night.
He said that the signs are now
available at the Athletic Store
and are free of charge.
The signs are a good luck
omen and in the past athletic
teams have won every time they
were wont
Ed School Lists
Honor Students
The following honor roll for the
second semester, 1939-40 has been
announced by Dr. Marion It. Tra
bue, dean of the School of Educa
tion. Last June's graduates are
Seniors: Michael Beley, 2.90;
Annabel Boyd, 2.58; Eleanor Boy
er, 2.56; Edith Burrage, 2.59; Mary
J. Gillespie, 2.67; George Gittle
son, 2.90; Joseph P. Green, 2.57;
Nelia M. Hazard, 2.67; Janet N.
Holtzinger, 2.69; Stanley W. New
comer, 2.63; Lorraine Parsons,
2.62; Stanley Pliska, 2.71; Robert
Russ, 2.83; Dorothy Schnerr, 2.60;
Gladyce Geist Watson, 2.56; Eli
nor Weaver, 2.53; Vivenne Weis
ner, 2.50; Betty A. Willits, 2.59;
Regina 'Wingaris, 2.76; Howard W.
Yates, 2.83.
Juniors: Julia A. Adams, 3.00;
Bertha K. Barclay, 2.67; Jean E.
Clark, 2.56;, Margaret Cole, 2.65;
Ruth Francis, 2.56; Muriel Heckler,
2.61; ...Betty Martin, 2.72; Martha
Rissinger, 2.72; Dorothy L. Shaw,
2.75; Corabelle Walters, 2.56.
Sophomores: Esther M. Hall,
2.82; Dorothy L. 'Mag0r,.2.65; Sarah
E. Paxton, 2.65.
Specials: Frank E. Hatton, 3.00;
Robert F. Wilson, 3.00; George L.
Wolff, 2.60.
Dr. Paul Popenoe Speaks
Here Tomorrow, Thursday
Dr. Paul Popenoe, director of
the Institute on Family Relations
at Los Angeles, will speak in
Schwab Auditorium at B:ls—p.m.
tomorrow and Thursday under the
auspices of the PSCA.
Tomorrow, his subject will be
"When Is One Ready to Marry?"
and Thursday he will speak on
"What 'Makes a Successful Mar
At 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, Dr.
Popenoe will speak to faculty
members on "The Changing Fam
ily in the Changing 'World" in
Room 10 Liberal Arts.
Yeagley Will Lecture
On Astronomy Tonight
Dr. Henry L. Yeagley, profes
sor of physics, will deliver the
second in a series of open lectures
on astronomy in Room 103 New
Physics Building at 7 p. m.. today.
The lecture, sponsored by Alpha
Nu, honorary astronomy society,
will be on "The Celestial Sphere
and the Measurment of Time."
Frosh Forum
The Freshman Independent
party will conduct a foram on the
election code tomorrow evening at
7:30 p. m. in ROom 318 Old Main.
At the meeting a platform will be
adopted and probable nominees
mill'be discussed. • •
Undergraduates May
Join Association
Undergraduates will be solicited
for five-year memberships in the
Alumni Association well in ad
vance of their graduation if a
plan approved Saturday by the
All-College Cabinet is approved by
the alumni council in January.
The Cabinet voted in favor of
the plan after meeting with the
executive board of the Alumni As
sociation for more than an hour on
Saturday morning. Previously the
plan had been worked into shape
by a committee of the Cabinet and
a sub-committee of the Associa
tion. These committees will con
tinue to work on the plan in pre
paring a final draft.
The plan approved calls for an
annual spring membership cam
paign. (similar to the PSCA's fin
ance canvass) to solicit payment
of $8 by the students as under
graduates for an Alumni Associa
tion membership which will ex
tend until five years .after their
As proposed, the campaign
would be directed principally at
sophomores and juniors. Sopho
mores would be asked to pledge
to pay two dollars with their fees
during their last four semesters
in college and juniors to pay four
dollars during each of their last
two semesters.
The plan was introduced as a
means of strengthening .the Alumni
Association which currently has a
membership under 2,000, repre
senting far less than 10 per cent
of the alumni.
Members'. of the association at
tending the meeting were: Earl
E. Hewitt '9B, William K. Ulerich
'3l, George M. Arisman 10, Miss
Julia G. Brill '2l, Miles Horst 'l4,
Walter D. Fixter '24, Charles L.
Eshelman 'O5, Robert H. Craig 'l4,
Edward K. Hibshman 'O9.
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Late News
Berlin 7 —Hitler is holding an
other Nazi parley today—this time
with the foreign minister from
Spain. It was thought that the
German leader would try to con
ciliate Spain towards Russia.
Athens—Greecian forces attack
ed and conquered a large force of
mechanized troops yesterday and
drove the Italians completely out
of Greece. Fascist troops were re
ported to have been driven into
Yugoslavia by the "mountain men"
of Greece.
Washington President Roose
velt sent another plea to the lead
ers of the CIO and the AF of L yes-;
terday in trying to gain concili
ation between the two labor
unions. The resignation of John L.
Lewis was tendered yesterday and
he made a plea for the CIO to
pick a leader carefully and to sup
port him - in all respects.
London—The battle of Britain
continued yesterday as Nazi bomb
ers blasted residential sections
around Southampton and Liver
pool. English officials expect the
war to last for at least another
year. The Nazis are showing their
air power with a ratio of at least
two planes to England's one. Re
ports from . Dover told of a heavy
long range gun bombardment yes
terday afternoon. The hour-long
bombing lasted until a sheet of fog
blotted out all possible targets on
both Sides of the English channel.