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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
:) , ;..!.dilished 1940. Succes'Sor to the Penn State Collegian,
established 1904. and the Free Lance. established 1837.
, Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
stolaz College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
4-.3.4te College, Entered as second-class matter July 5, 1934.
et the post-o__ee at State College, Pa., under the act ,A
-V.;-eh 3. 1879.
Editor Business Manager
A.clarn A. Smyser '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4/
Women's Editor—Vera L. Kemp '4l ; Managing Editor
4—Robert H. Lane '4l; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'4l; News Editor—Willium E. Fowler '4l; Feature Editor
—Edward J. K. McLorie '4l; Assistant Managing Editor—
Vayard Bloom '4l ; Women's Managing Editor—Anita L.
itefferan '4l; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l: Circulation
\tanager—Robert G. Robinson '4l: Senior Secretary—Ruth
t;•)ldstein '4l; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l,
Junior Editorial Board—John A. Baer '42. R. Helen
. C. 7rtiOTl '42. Ross B. Lehman '42. William J. McKnight '42.
Ali•7e M. Murray '42. Pat Nagelberg '42. Stanley J. PolKemp
♦ier '42, Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42. Paul
M. Goldberg '42. James E. McCaughey '42, Margaret L. Em
bnry '42, Virginia Ogden '42, Fay E. Rees '42.
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Thursday Morning, November 2L 1940
President Hetzei Faces
in granting a football half-holiday Saturday
against established College tradition, President
Hetzel has in some measure answered the metro
politan sports writers for his alleged desire to see
Penn State's team lose.
President Hetzel probably has not meant to re
ply at all. The fun that has been had over the
finis-quotations laid to him have been enjoyed by
him as much as anyone else.
What President Hetzel actually said in speeches
last year before the Pittsburgh alumni and before
the 1939 football banquet was something entirely
different. Incidentally, at that time one Pitts
burgh scribe wrote a full column lauding the talk.
He. pointed out• the damaging effects that con
sistent victory over many years (not just one or
two) can have on the morale of a college. Lest
anyone not hearing all the arguments disagree
with this thesis, Collegian would suggest that he
consider the sad plight of the athletic situation at
Pitt both before and after it and all its conse
quences broke around the Chancellor's burning
The granting of the holiday Saturday violates
an agreement long ago signed by the students and
faculty that students would not cut classes for
football games if they were granted one holiday a
year. This Saturday's will be the second in 1940.
He's Agin it!
For two-thirds of the nation today is Thanks
giving Day. Not so for Pennsylvania and 15 other
states. Although we can agree with Governor
James on a lot of things, we can't agree with him
It is inspiring that the Republican Governor
should first accept (as in 19391 the DemoCratic
President's early Thanksgiving and then reject it
(as this year). Perhaps he decided this shows he
is now thinking for himself.
Let us give thanks for democracy and thinking
for-yourself governors both today and next Thurs
Let us, too, make a note for future generations.
We will tell them that by 1940 American demo
cracy had become so virile that America had a
minority against everything. even Thanksgiving.
Monday Morning Quarterbacks
It's time for the Monday morning quarterback
to re-call the signals on Soph Hop. The financial
reportl - snt - out yet, but indications are that the
Hop lost $350. There is quite an array of possible
Bob Chester's orchestra did not have a name up
to the standard usually set for big dances.
Formal dress might have been more popular.
Student pocketbooks are thoroughly drained by
the succession of Temple, Houseparty, and Syra
cuse weekends. Some students may have been
holding out their few remaining dollars for Pitts
burgh next weekend.
The NYU football game generated none of the
advance interest that the Pitt game attracted to
Soph Hop weekend last year.
No matter what factor or factors are to blame
it is discuoraging to see Soph Hop lose the spot
it held last year as a record money-maker and add
another dance to the long list of Soph Flops.
The big question is whether a change in the date
or in the method of conducting the dance would
have brought it any more success.
119-121 South Frazier St
_Ross B. Lehman '42
_Vera L. Kemp '4l
. Gordon Coy. Bob Sieger
There will be a metting of all those not going
to Pitt in Cornerroom Telephone Booth Number
2, Saturday afternoon.
Matter. For Motorists
• In response to numerous requests from our vast
public (we even heard from that freshman who
reads the maniac), your Favorite Columnist and
Bashful Correspondent offers the following de
tailed but simple explanation of the route to Pitts
Go till nostrils detect Big Smell. Turn right at
. Big Smell. Take left at fork, cut right befdie
Hollidaysburg, slice straight through Mundy's Cor
ners. Keep waving white handkerchief out win
dow. When you pull it in black' you're in Pitts
What To Do hi Pittsburgh
Visit the School . With the Steel Campus. or the
Edifice of Ignorance. Look out for Indians on the
unexplored 168th floor.
Visit the Buhl Planetarium. It's dark there.
Dust off the Golden Triangle.
In the bucks? Go to Bill Green's, the Anchor
age, the Riviera, the Windmill,. the Billy Penn, the
Wanta raise the roof? Go to the Alvin Theatre.
The roof there needs a little raising.
Wacky? Try the Nut House.
Go to Schenley Park or South Park. From there
on you're on your own.
Tired of living? Pick a fight on Wylie Avenue.
See the sights in Swissdale. For example—
Visit the Theta Xi house at Tech. Wonderful
parties—just ask Betty Vinson.
Try and get in an accident. The Mercy Hospital
nurses are lovely. Ask for Vivian Blume.
What Not To Do In Pittsburgh
Don't get PCW mixed up with WCTU.
Don't scratch yourself on the Point.
Don't try to find Joe's. It's too intricate.
Thrill Of The Week
Belonged to Pat Behney, , who received a date
invitation from that famous stag man and most
eligible bachelor, Lennie Krouse.
The Froth, from which we were saved at house-
Party, has finally slithered off the presses.
Oh, well. I suppose it's best to get these things
A Word To The Wise
To you Campus Cuties that plan to step out on
your boy friends for a late date with that Pitt
Fraternity man who was your one-and-only this
summer, -a word or two to the Wise is sufficient
. . . stay out of the Playhouse (everyone will be
there including the three other fellows that rode
down with you) . . . then when he finally catches
up with you and starts bawling you out all over
the place . . . make a mental note to stop in Mc-
Lanahan's when you've back in the comparitive
quiet of State College and straighten things out
with a Gift of one of the many usable Seaforth
items on sale there . . . shaving mug, after shave
lotion, men's cologne, talc, deodorant powder . . .
all items one buck per throw . . . yes, and they're
Usually reliable statistics (Dr. Gallup please
note) show that 20% of the male population mak
ing the annual trek to Pittsburgh will pass out
sometime or another during the week-end. For
those 80% who don't make the grade, tough luck
fellows, try again next year, but for the really suc
cessful ones who wake up the next morning won
dering, 'I wonder what became of Marge.'. For
get it . . . for the time being, but plan to pick up
your romance where it passed out with a neat
little gift of Helena Rubenstein's Cologne and
Atomizer on sale locally at McLanaban's . . the
tariff? . . . not half what it cot you to ge that
headache . . . only one dollar and twenty-five
cents . . . •
Follow these instructs and we'll guarantee you'll
be out of the Dog House for good, or at least until
she runs out of the cologne
THE DAILY COLT YGIAN
German Club meets at Alpha
Kappa Pi fraternity at,7 p.m.
Graduate Club will hold "Bad
Taste - costume party, Sandwich
Shop, Old Main, 8 p.m:
Froth freshman and sophomore
candidates meet in Room 309, Old
Main; 8 p.m. Refreshments,
'44 Campus party meeting post
poned until Monday night, Room
-318 Old Main 4 7:30 p.m.
Forestry Society, Room 109 Ag
Building, 7:30 p.m.
Grange Initiation, 405 Old Main,
PSCA Forum worship commit
tee, Hugh Beaver Room, 4:15 p.m
Eta Kappa Nu meeting, 304 Old
Main, 5:30 p.m.
Outing Club, 412 Old Main, '7:30
Student Union Dance, Armory,
Harvest Ball advertising com
mittee, Second Floor lounge Old
Main, 4 p.m.
Text Of Hetzel's Leifer
Office of the President
November 20, 1940
Mr. Arnold C. Laich, President
Dear Mr. Laich:
I acknowledge receipt of the
request of the All -College Cab
inet presented by you on behalf
of, the student body that Satur
day forenoon, .November 23,
1940, be declared a half holiday
in order that interested students
may attend the football game at
Pittsburgh on the afternoon of
that day, with the definite stip
ulation that no holiday will be
requested or granted on Monday
November 25, 1940. °
With the approval of the
Council on Administration; I
hereby advise you that this peti
tion is granted. This favorable
action upon the request of the
students is taken upon the un
derstanding that the student
body will keep faith not only
with regard to the scheduled
College work on Monday, but in
other respects consistent with
the best interests of the Col
Very truly yours,
R. D. Pietzel,
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1940
(C - Ontinued from Page One)
Cornell nude. The Sun says "they
ian's trophy with a nerve-tingling
will be slaughtered." Undaunted
by this display of pseudo-courage
The Collegian replies, Too! Woo!
Let us at 'em."
The Collegian offers as hostage
for its honor the anonymous coed
pictured on page one. Unlike the
,Sun, The Collegian will not make
the reservation to the winner "that
she can be kept liar a limited - time
only"' but declares "if we can't
win with this inspiration; she's all
yours." Anyway we'll moider the
Following is the challenging let
ter sent from The Collegian office
To the Editors of The Cornell,
Daily Sun and The Daily Penn
Our president is opposed to
our winning all the time because
it creates poor sportsmanship.
However, The Daily Collegian
of The Pennsylvania State Col
lege boasts a touch football team
that hasn't won a game and
hasn't scored a point. Also, it
hasn't played. By virtue of this,
we enter any future contest with
full presidential support.
Therefore, after you gentle
men have aired your differences
on Franklin Field this Satur
day, we challenge the winner to
a Hope Bowl contest on .New
Year's. Day to decide for all time
who is better, the Winner of
Penn-Cornell or Penn State.
We have our own opinions,.
May we advise you, Penn,
that your goal posts will-remain
intact as we now 'uproot only
our own unless the touch rule
May we - advise you, Cornell,
that you. may bring along
entire bench full of white cylin'-
ders and may have five downs
on request at any time during
the game. In return, we request
that no Mention be made of the
1939 Penn State-Cornell varsity
Our boys play, for inspiration,
not for money. Therefore we
are offering our own trophy to
join with the Cornell Daily Sun
Trophy, winner take all.
The Daily - Collegian.