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"For A Better Penn Btate"
Esttblished 1940. Successor -to the Penn State Collegian,
" established 1904, and the Free Lance,, established 135 2 7.
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
regular College year by the" students of The Pennsylvania
'''',State College: Entered as second-class matter July 5, 1934.
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,Issue J. McKnight •*4°
,News Editor This Issue John A. Baer 'l2.
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rLinhomere __Richard A. Baker, Herbert Zukauskas
Monday Morning, November 25, 1940
The Pitt Weekend
Because it came at the very end of the season.
Pitt defeat was made the bitterer for Penn
Stite sport fans.
1.-Tad the game been the first on. the schedule, had
the Lions gone on to take everything after that
pad finished with a 25-0 victory over N.Y.U.,
everything would have been glorious by now.
The record reads the same either way: Six vic
tories. one tie, one defeat—,better than any other
Penn State football team since 1921. Out of the
.season has emerged, too, a Penn State All-Ameri
can, the first since 1923.
Hats off then to a great captain, a
and a great season.
The College - Considers Assistance
For The Dean Of Men
Whether the College will increase the size of the
Dean of Men's office as recommended by the All
,College Cabinet and the Dean himself is no
a matter of whether 'this change is desirable.
Since the suggestion has been made publicly
there has appeared no opposition to it. Everyone,
: from President Hetzel down, has expressed ap•
proval of the general outlines of the plan. It is
reasonable to believe that, knowing this. the Board
of Trustees will also approve.
The reasons for not appointing the desired as
sistants now are wholly financial. If the College
had the financies it considers necessary for full
and best operation of its plant the assistant deans
would already be at work.
The truth is that the College probably never has
had all the money it thinks it .needs, at least not
for long. Like a growing boy, even its biggest
suit is soon too small.
There are apparently two course: the College
(1) It can enlarge the Dean of Men's office right
away out of funds held back for an emergency; or
(2) It can wait until the State legislature and
Governor James decide on the 1941-43 biennial
appropriation to the College and hope to finance
-the change from the increased appropriation the
College has asked.
Each of these courses deserves brief considera
The emergency funds whiCh the College holds
hack could be used to enlarge the Dean's office at
.once. Is the matter an emergency? •The members
of the All-College Cabinet committee who talked
the plan over with President iletzel agreed that it
is not. Only a nincompoop would argue that it is.
The plan, however, is worthy ,of adoption as
soon as that adoption can be effected without ser
ious inconvenience to the College. That should be
no later than next year.
The Governor and the legislature in January
will begin consideration of the biennial budget
which goes into effect on June 1, 1941. In this
budget, the College hopes to .be granted an in
crease of approximately one and a half million
dollars over the 1939-41 biennium. The increase is
regarded as entirely necessary if the College is to
operate its expanded physical plant acid effective
ly instruct its fast-growing enrollment.
Somewhere among these million and a half ex
tra dollars are several thousand earmarked to ex t
,pand the Dean of Men's office.
But suppose the full increase is not granted?
Records show that the budget has grown less slow
ly that the College would like it to. /nA.93.1 7 .33 be
. $4,,009,000; in depression-ridden 1933-
:35 it was p,7.08,,0,0; in 1,935-,37 it was 4 3 ,;79.8,99.;
in 1937-39 it was $4;275,000; and in 1939 3 0 it is
If the full increase is not granted there will 110'e
to be a paring down of the budget ,requests whiph
the College regards as essentialjor :the welfare of
its 7,000 students.
In that possible parityg down lies the fate of the
Lawrence S. Driever
_ Russell „Eck
119421 South Frazier St
.___Alice M. Murray !42
Nation's Students Attend
AUSTIN, Texas, 'November 24.—How serious is
the . problezn of class cutting? Are ,many college
students wasting•their time by failing to appear at
lectures? How often does the average student cut
Those are questions that have perhaps been an
swered locally in many schools, but a .national
study, as far as is known, has heretofore never
been possible. Student Opinion Surveys of Am
erica, leaving the field of social and political issues
this week, has used its coast to coast structure to
measure the extent of class cutting going on today
on the American campus.
The survey reveals that a good majority (62 per
cent) during a typical week in October attended
all their classes. The remainder of the students
interviewed (38 per cent) declared that they had
cut at least once. But over half of these (20 per
cent) missed class only one time during the week.
Cut no classes during week
Cut one class
Cut two classes
Cut three classes
Cut four or more classes
Less than one per cent of the students refused
to answer the question or did not remember. Tests
conducted by the Surveys have shown that on
questions such as this very few students fail to
give truthful answers; so the results above should
give a satisfactory indication of conditions over
The entire United States is represented because
the schoOls in which the polls are conducted, in
cluding Penn State, make up a proportionate sam
ple o.t all types of educational institutions as listed
by the U. S. Office of Education.
In connection with this poll, it may be recalled
that last February 64 per cent of the collegians in
a Survey expressed the opinion that compulsory
class attendance should be abolished.
Although the frequency of attendance is quite
uniform from one section of the country to anoth
er, New Englanders and Southerners appear to be
at the two extremes. In the north-east corner of
the nation cuts are at a minimum, only 25 per cent
of the students having missed one or more classes
during the week of the poll. In the South over
half of them, 57 per cent, said they had cut at least
Thanks to Fred Waring's Chesterfield Pleasure
Time for the copies of "The Hills of Old Penn
State" that were distributed to the music depart
ment and other interested groups. More copies are
on the way and we are told they will be given to
fraternity and sorority groups.
GREYHOUND LINES WILL AGAIN
PROVIDE BUSES WITH
Buses will leave Central Parking Area on
Campus back of Chemistry Building at
12:45 o'clock, Wednesday, Nov. 27th, bound
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:YORK - HARRISBURG - JOHNSTOWN
PITTSBURGH - SCRANTON - - SUNBURY
PHILADELPHIA and jntermediate Points
Jn.order ~lass oparAntped seat on any
the special :buses, it will be necessary to
purchase your :ticket by "8 -p. m. tomorrow.
•Tlcicats may be , purchased at -the Sus
Depot, lobby of Stale College lichtel.
STATE COLLEGE HOTEL
• PHONE 733
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Traveling art show of Pennsyl
vania Academy of Fine Arts, Main
. .Engineering Gallery, begins today
and will be on display until De
Social Action Committee of the
PSCA's forum on ".Unionism" will
be postponed to December 3.
Candidates for varsity, fresh
man, and intramural boxing report
to ring in Rec Hall at. 3 p.m.
Candidates for assistant man
agership of boxing report to ring
in Rec Hall at 3 p.m.
Sound motion picture on "Pipe
and the Public Welfare." Room
107 Main Engineering, 7:30 .p. m.
Black and white printA of As
sociated Artists on display in Col
lege Art Gallery, Room 303 Main
Joint Thanksgiving;service spon
sored by Hillel Foundation and.
PSCA at the Foundation at 8 p. m.
Nutrition Exhibition on Vitamin
C foods in Room 209, Home Eco
nomics, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Freshman mass meeting, Schwab
Auditorium, 7 p.m.
"Fiber-glass," a talk by Walter
Sykes, of the Owens -Corning
Fiber-glass Co., in Room 121 Lib
eral Arts, 7:30 p.m. All .are invited
Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise
Communion, Wesley Foundation,
6:15 a. in.
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Ar. Bellefoniet 8.30 A. M. 2:35 P. M. 7:30 P. M.
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LOCAL BUSSES—STATE COLLEGE and .BELLEFONTE
From State College-8:00 A. M., 12:10 P. M., 2:05 IP. M., 5:10
P. M., 7:00 P. M., 10:00 P. M.
From Bellefonte-7:15 A. M., 10:40 A. M., 1:10 P. M., 3:00 P. M.,
5:15 P. M., 9:15 P. M.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1940
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