The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, December 03, 1940, Image 1
Next Collegian Issue— December 4 Hopes Fade For Orange Bowl Bid -" The great mystery of the year, "Who is going -to the Orange Bowl," is still unravelled as this is being written and while •Penn Staters continue to hope for a bid to the Florida classic, chances for the invitation to come to State Col lege grow dimmer and dimmer. - Unless the wire is on its way now, Lion followers can cancel all plans for a Miami wardrobe and prepare for the usual cold and windy Pennsylvania New Year's. • When prospects for a post sea son tame were killed by the Lions' stunning upset at the hands of the Pitt Panthers in the season's finale, unusual circumstances brought - State back into the limelight Mon day as a presbectlve Orange Bowl participant. Mississippi State had already been picked by the powers that be, to be the host team but an unnamed northern eleven took a last minute runout powder in favor of a more lucrative offer. That left only three possible opponents for Miss. State: George town, Lafayette and Penn State, according to dispatches from the winter resort. No official "feeler" had been received by Lion auth orities since the Pitt defeat. With the Hoyas slated to battle Santa `Clara in a Christmas Day clash on the Pacific Coast, hopes again burned bright for the Lions as the Leopards' weak schedule made it easy for biased observers to elim inate them from, consideration. But, the wheels of fortune spun again and left State holding the bag. The Georgetown-Santa Clat'a fracas fell through yesterday and the capital city eleven is now very mucK the — rtinnine:for the Orange Bowl' invitation, having only a 19-18 setback by powerful Boston Ccillege against them. Boro May Suspend Use Of Meters State College drivers may get a pre-Christmas gift if a plan to dis continue operation of parking meters from December 11 through ChriSrmas Day goes through. The idea was suggested by Charles Schlow, representing a number of businessmen, at the regular meeting of the borough council Monday night. Mr. Schlow pointed out that the meters are detrimental to business during the Christmas shopping season when shoppers usually spend -more than the one hour permitted by the meters, searching for Christmas gifts. Members of the council were all favorable to the plan. Mr. Schlow was asked to contact the business men and get some sort of printed covers for rthe meter heads. Coun cilman 'H. L. Stuart, chairman of the police committee, will contact Burgess Wilbur F. Leitzell on the plan. Details will be completed in the near future. Cut Fine Exemptions Due Saturday Noon - Deadline focstudent exemption petitions from the $5 cut fine as tikinient will be Saturday noon "and,hot last Saturday,,as previous ly: stated . in the Daily Collegian, A . .' R. Warnock, dean of men, las 'aimounced. The Senate 'committee composed Of Warnock, Charlotte E. Ray, dean of women; Russell E. Clark, Col lege bursar; and• Dr. Joseph P. Rit enour, head of the College Health `,.S6rvice, will meet next Money to - consider 'written applications.\ . _ • , . 1 \ a : • -r i r 'EI a t 11. Fair And ' Continued Cold. Banker To Speak Charles F. Zimmerman, secre tary of the Pennsylvania Banking Association and president of the First National Blnk of Hunting don, shown above, will speak to Liberal Arts students on "Federal Solvency and Democracy" as the second ,in a 'lecture series spon sored by Delta Sigma Pi, profes sional Commerce and Finance fra ternity. in Room 121 Liberal. Arts Building at 4 p.m-today. Tuberculosis Talk Slated For ionjght "Tuberculosis and Its Preven tion," second in the series of fiVe disease prevention talks sponsored by 16 campus and town groups, will be discussed by Dr. Charles R. Reynolds, Major-General, U. S. A. -retired ,and . _dirctor of, _the . , Pdnn: al-Wall-la :Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, in connection with the Christmas Seal drive in Schwab Auditorium_at 8 p.m. today. Following , th'e informal talk also . describing work of the bur eau, a motion picture "Tubercu losis, Its_Diagnosis, Treatment, and Control" prepared by and for the State health department will be shown. An officer of the French Legion of Honor, Dr. Reynolds received an honorary degree of science from Dickinson Americari Medical Association,' is an honorary fellow of the American Medical Associ ation, fellow of the American Col lege of Physicians, an honorary member of the Academy of Medi cine of Washington, past presid ent of the Association of Mili t kary Surgeons of the United States Surgeons, and president of the In ternational Congress of Military Medicine 'and Pharmacy. 'lnformation Please' Quiz An "Information - Please" pro gram, similar to the one held last year, will •be sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman women's scholastic honorary, on January 12, Hazel. E. Gassman '42, presi dent, has announced. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Student Tickets On Sale For Artists' Series Seats Student season tickets for the Artists' Course - Berieg will be on sale at the A.A. windows in Old Alain from 8 a.m. to noon today and %Irani 1:304).m. to 540. M. if seats are still, available. Faculty tickets' be: sold tomorrow and stUdents 'purchas ing seats for townspeople and faculty* must present written proxies bearing the signature of the person for whom the ticket is intended. Only three tickets will be sold to•each applicant. , 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111M1111111U1111111111 111 1 11 1 - OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE Weekend Includes Play, Harvest Ball The, coming weekend will in clude two of the ranking events of the fall social season—" Family Portrait," a Players show, Friday and Saturday, and the annual Har vest Ball, Friday night. Betty H. Christman '44. and Margaret K. Sherman '43 were an nounced last night as candidates 'for Harvest Ball Queen. Final choice of the Queen will be made by student ballot. Voting started yesterday at Student Union and will continue until Friday. As publicity for the dance all Ag students will wear overalls on the campus today and tomorrow, Thomas C. Backenstose '4l, dance chairman, said. He stressed the fact. that Harvest Ball will be a costume dance as in previous years. The dance will 'be in •the Armory from 9 to 12 p.m. The Players show will violate a custom of many years standing— not having a play in December. The reason for this, according to Director Frank S. Neusbaum, is that "Family Portrait" ties in per fectly with the spirit of Christmas. The play is a picture of Jesus as seen through the eyes of His fam ily and friends. Jesus, Himself, is not represented on the stage. 'Mrs. Lucetta Kennedy is starred in the production as Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Mary Magdalen, the other leading part, is played by Aimee L. Sobbott '42. "Family Portrait" first appeared in: New York during the 1938-39 season and was selected as one of the 10 best plays of the season. The play will 'be held in Schwab Auditorium and will start at 8:30 pm both days. Tickets are priced at 50 cents each and are on sale at Student Union. All seats are re served. College Places At International Establishing a new record in collegiate show history, the Col lege won the grand champion award for pen of three Southdown wether lambs for the third consec utive year in the final judging at the International Livestock Expo sition held at Chicago Monday. In the individual class the Col lege took reserve grand champion award on Southdown wether lamb which was champion of the breed. Individual sheep took first, fourth, and fifth places on Southdowns, fifth place on ShrOpshires, ninth place on Hampshires, and third place on Cheviots. The pens of three wether lambs took first place on Southdowns and third place on Cheviots. Two Minute Talking Rule Off For Freshmen "Since dating customs are off for freshmen, the two minute talk ing on campus is also off, but cus toms muse be worn at all times while dating," it was announced last night •by the head of Tribunal, W. Lewis Corbin, '4l. "I'm No Fifth Columnist," de clares Charlie Baish on the sign Tribunal gave him last night. One Would have his doubts, however. when Charles is seen goose-step ping • about the campus wearing steel helmet, army belt, and a Hitler-like moustache. • The other freshmen found guilty at last night's meeting and who will be wearing customs this week are: Richard Risteen, Charles Ka veney. Milton Kodroff, Samuel Harry, Walter Gerson, and Ted Rothbauer. , ..• . Little Progress Reported In Fraternity Robberies Wagner Elected IF( Head H. Edward Wagner '4l, presid ent of the local Interfraternity Council was elected chairman of the' Eastern Undergraduate IFC at its conference Friday arid Satur day in New York. The conference was held in conjunction with the National Graduate Conference. Be fore these two groups, which made up the largest gathering of college fraternity men in history, Wendell L. Willkie, guest speaker, pleaded for assistance in a campaign against the use of personal vilifica tion so that the country's ablest and best men would aspire to na tional leadership. . Cabinet To Study Chapel Fund Use All-College Cabinet decided at its meeting last night to investi gate the use of chapel collections with -a view to diverting part of the funds into other channels— specifically British war relief or Mrs. Hetzel's Emergency Fund. The proposal was broached by Richard M. Geissinger '4l who suggested that one collection each month be given to a war relief fund instead of to Penn State in China. To further the investigation Arnold C. Laich '4l, All-College president, named a committee of H. Edward Wagner '4l, chairman, A. John Currier, Jr. '42, and Geis singer. Acting on a report that student drivers have been continually breaking traffic regulations when parking near Frances Atherton Hall, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights, Laich appointed a Traffic Safety Committee to act on violations. Under a tentative plan a campus patrolman will be stationed near Atherton Hall to apprehend and report violators to the committee. February 21, 22 and 23 were set as the dates for the convention of the Pennsylvania Student Govern ment Association which will be held on the campus _ under an agreement made last year at the first meeting. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 COMING -FRIDAY! An eight-page' Collegian Christmas supplement designed to help Collegian readers in de ciding. their gift problems will be issued as part of Friday's Collegian. This . _special section will include a :number of spe cial Chrietmas articles and gift check lists, prepared with the cooperation of State College merchants. 111111111111111i11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 111111111111 $390 Stolen From Three Houses Monday Morning Little .or no progress has been made toward apprehending the person or persons who stole $390 from Pi Kappa Alpha, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Kappa Dblta (Rho early . Monday morning, Police Chief -John R. Juba admitted late yesterday. It has been established that the robberie . s occured between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday. Pi Kappa Alpha men lost $240; Tau Kappa Epsilon, $100; and Kappa Delta Rho, $5O. Only cash was taken, and change was stolen in one case only. The three houses robbed all use the dormitory system in which the men sleep in separate rooms from their study rooms. Juba pointed out that such cases are extremely difficult to solve unless the culprit is caught in the act, since money is easily disposed of. The only tangible evidence in the case is some fragmentary fin gerprints which have been sent to the federal technical labora tory in Washington, D. C. Juba intimated that several persons are privately suspected, but incomplete evidence has per mitted no conclusive suspicions. Unless other fraternities heed this example, Juba warned, they may become victims also. He ad vised keeping money in a safe place and locking fraternity house doors, as well as private homes. Similar fraternity r obb e r i e s have not been uncommon in the past, Juba pointed out, and, unless the fraternities take the necessary precautions, could be repeated. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Late News Bulletins 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111M111111ffir Washington—The 'United States started the construction yesterday of 65 ships for Great Britain. The ships are needed by the English government to compensate for the number that are now fighting in the Mediterranean. The Depart ment of Commerce said yesterday that England has already received 1044 airplanes although the Eng lish war ministry says they have received double this amount. Brit ain will receive from 400 to 500 planes a month by next summer. London The English war min istry announced last night the sign ing of a pact with Spain yesterday by which their commercial status with Spain will be improved. Eng land will regulate the imports to Spain to make positive that no shipments of goods will be for warded to the Axis powers. Athens —As w te r swept through the Greek mountains the Italian charges were forced to cease military operations with their mechanized units. The fight ing in Greece yesterday, therefore, was mainly bayonet warfare and the Greeks continued their ad vance into Albania. Communiques last night told of Greek' victories along-their entire fighting line as they pushed past Pogradetz toward Elbasini. It was reported that they advanced to the port of Valona. Washington President Roose velt departed yesterday on the ship Tuscaloosa. He would not disclose the purpose •for • their voyage or his destination as he stated he was go ing to the Christmas Islands to buy Christmas cards and to the Easter Islands to buy Easter cards, He added that the trip was positively a business trip, howenr.