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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Established 1940. Successor to the Penn State Collegian.
established 1904. and the Free Lance, established 1837.
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.
at the post-o__ce at State College, Pa., under the act of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Business Manager
Adam A. Smyser '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4l
Women's .Editor—Vera L. Kemp '41.; Managing Editor
—Robert H. Lane '4l; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'4l ; News Editor—William E. Fowler '4l ; Feature Editor .
—Edward J. ,E. MeLorie '41.; Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '41.; Women's Managing Editor—Arita L. ,
HeiTeran '4l ; Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising. Manager—John H. Thomas '4l; Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l; Senior •Secretary—Ruth
'Goldstein '4l; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
Junior Editorial Board—John A. Baer '42. R. Helen
'Gordon '42. Ross B. Lehman '42. William J. McKnight "42.
Alice M. Murray '42. Pat Nagelbere '42. Stanley J. PoKetwo
ner '42. Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42. Faul
M. Goldberg '42, James E. McCaughey '42. Margaret L. Em
4ntry '42, Virginia Ogden '42, Fay E. Rees
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Sophomore Assistants __
Thursday l‘lorning, December 5, 1940
Mrs. Hetzel's Committee
Among the . organizations connected with the
College that need and deserve "angels" to help
them carry on their work is Mrs. Hetzel's Commit-
tee which is 'explained elsewhere in today's issue
of The Daily Collegian
Founded with purely charitable intentions, the
'Committee has proved to be an enlightened char
ity and a successful one as some of the case his
Limited funds, of course, haye handicapped the
Committee since it was started
The College Senate, appreciative of the work
done by the committee, last spring voted that the
money received from students in holiday cut fines
should be turned over for the use of the Commit
tee. This recommendation was made to the Board
•cf Trustees at the same time the cut check-up was
stiffened and the limit boosted from 24 to 48 hours.
The Board accepted the stiffened check-up and
the time increase but rejected the suggestion that
the money be turned over to the Committee, -per
haps because the Committee has no official con.
nection with the College and because of some fear
about setting a dangerous precedent.
Thus the Committee, which had hopes of an im
portant source of revenue, is back to depending on
charitable gifts to enable it to carry on its work.
Student groups have from time to time sponsor
ed benefits for the Committee but it remains for
any substantial and dependable source of income
to be found.
Believing this to be as worthy as war relief
causes 'because it is far closer to .the College, the
"'Collegian suggests that some definite campaign
be started either by the Committee 'or .by those in
terested in it so thatthe :group may .have at hand
;more funds to work with.
!Beautiful And Vnmelgsted
•Sponsored tby the State College Commerce -Club,
life 'borough is .planning •to erect and light 100
'Christmas trees, the work 'to •be complete this
;Because , of •its experience •in the vast and not
from any Instinctive distruSt•of !student 'tempera
merit, represeritntives of the chin have had occa
'sion to *make an appeEd 'to the students 'not to
wreck the decorations.
Whether they expect .fraternities . to get 'their
Christmas trees•off •the downtown nnSts'or 't'l#lo 6 t
get 'their lighting •parpheruilla there is not quite
'elem.. 'The eldb•might 'have some•En:Minds for this
:if. it did 'think so. 2s, 'few years ago a surprising
nurnl3er of !bulbs disappeared - or "were "broken.
'Where tis, ItOurse, a•jaft , perutity `for such , 131 ,
Ifefige. • lithe twithterce flltib, `however, lhas fruit
?meritioneB thdt. peithaps 'has ndt (even thought tit ;it.
All :It 'has - tiSked 'is 4 thlit itt decortitiOnt—Atiddh it
:has gone 'to •considerible 'trouble 'to prociae—:be
allowed to stand, beautiful and unmolested.'
—A'. Russell Eck
119-121 South Frazier St
__ .Ross B. Lehman '42
William J. McKnight '42
.Vera L. Kemp '4l
Bon Davis. Bob Schooley
Despite the gratifying plug in the Post-Gazette;
.Penn State is not going to the Rose Bowl. Sunny,
balmy California is not to be the lot of the Hig
gins hurly-burly-burlies and their enthusiastic
frost-bitten following. No Trocadero, no Holly
wood Hotel, no Catalina Island.
AU of which leaves us still 3,000 miles from
Among The Amorous
LeSlie Lewis, pride of Kappa Alpha Theta, has
consigned her other two fraternity pins to the
'bureau drawer and is now sporting Bob Montz's
Kappasig sparklers . . . other Thetas who made
out: Gertie Helimers, who annexed Bill Dor
worth!s .phigam jewelry, and Ibby Kinsloe, who
raft 'the charm on Bill - Henning and carted off his
sigmanu badge ... .
Johnny Fowler recently planted his deltachi
badge on winsome aopi Betty Vinson . . . Barbara
Newton:has announced her engagement. to a Penn
State grad . . . Helen Westbrook aopi is sporting
jewelry of Ned Plum. R and D pharmacist—evi
dently he knows the right prescription . . Eddie
Harris, according to reliable authorities, has
pinned a lovely transfer . . . but cheer up, girls—
Gazzy Green is still playing the field . . . Dutch
Vosters '39, who might have had something to do
once upon a time with one of the pins in Leslie
Lewis' drawer, is engaged to Bunny Harshaw, ace
female racket-wielder of the Philadelphia area.
Dutch was once business manager of Penn State's
outstanding student publication.
This Baffling World
The complexity of modern transportation was
dramatically demonstrated last weekend to Bill
LaPorte, suave Sigmanu smoothie who boarded a
philly subway thinking it was a train to Baltimore
. . . imagine his surprise on disembarking to find
himself, not in the Maryland city, but in the some
what crummy section of Philadelphia known as
the "end of the line."
Tales From Taxation
It seems that Professor Wueller. master of the
slur and keen judge of the finer things of life, was
asking his befuddled taxation class (which is in no
way related to certain courses in supercolossal
salesmanship) for examples of site value. which,
it seems, is stuff which can't be reproduced by
Said a comely coed: "Site value? How about
human life itself?".
Pityingly Dr. Wueller regarded the young lady
as he replied: "My dear, you are the first woman
in my experience who ever suggested that human
life cannot be reproduced."
A Salute To The 100 3
To the four hundred sundry guys that stood in
line yesterday morning waiting for the A. A. ticket
windows to open up so that you could push your
cold cash across the window and collect the much
sought-after Artists' Course tickets, A Toast.
But let's be smart about this thing, why not put
that foldin' green into a gift for the little lady?
Down at McLanahans you'll find the niftiest little
`Purse Pouch' by Revlon that .you ever saw. It
consists of nail polish and lipstick and they give
it away for a few cents more than the price of
four movies. That is, if you go to the evehing
It seems to 'be the general consensus of opinion
around here that Co-'Eds aieret - teiy"%•rnart, eco
nomically .speaking. (WOW! - That 'oualata *bring
down a shower of wrath gets by,theedif
tor.) .they don't 'have •to be smart alx - .nt book
learnin' and things if they're. smart.: } about-what
they're ;going to give .11ihturyEortunicef the stVell
est and smoothest fella that ever 1111:the'campus;
Even if you never 'took a bauite -
yotroudhta 'be able *to 'figure ottt 'how 3rou can save
enough °Ma your ;allowance - to .pick up one .of
those smocithie little Ronson ',Lighters -that'-Mc.;
tanahans are 'featuring feint - One Zollar4lity up:
We Were 'Chilly Posit&
Honest 'we were. • We really,4h'ank that Co-Eds
are very, Vt 4 37 smart, -ecull;:nicallirltriealcipg.- And
we *ow* thdt The ulitti4nutrtAnn:fs,:kr . d
'forward 'to receiVink /nine
'bre Iff 'the 'leading Thee 'iteratdrea
Arden. Max Factor, Mnieopti D t ißa . Itt/t )
..instein•or Evening ;in:Park • Advt.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Letters to the Eiiitor--
With Collegian Editorial
To the Editor:
Wednesday's Collegian had a
couple of editorial comments with
which I disagree.
"As Britain fails our own day
of reckoning .is drawing nearer." ,
Why? Is Hitler going to Storm
the Armory and Carnegie Library
when Britain. fails? Why would
we be obliged to go to war
against Germany? I can under
stand why some people really
think that we will be invaded.
Certain groups in America -have
'tried hard to . scare 'the people;
and they have built up a success
ful hysteria. But more people
think we must go to war because
they will lose money if Britain
fails, or because Britain , is fight
ing for democracy and so must
"In waiting we have only made
our own job harder."
I guess this means that wars
are easier when you start them
early. It would have been an
easy war if we had marched on
Berlin before • . Hitler invaded
Austria. Or 'better yet, perhaps
we should not have made an ar
mistice in 1918 until every Ger
man had been annihilated. • This
would be practical militarism;
this would prevent the American-
German War of 1941.
I do not doubt that we will get
into the war, but I don't think it
will be because Britain failed.
We will get into the war because
those in America who think they
have something to gain from , the
war will have decided our policy.
I don't think we will be 'sorry we
hadn't got into it sooner. Wars
aren't much fun. The reaction
will be closer to 'being sorry for
"having got into it at all. When
the war is over _and its .misery and
suffering are lessened perhaps
people will see their ideals in the
slime and wonder -how effective
the war 'was to save anything.
They will have lbst freedom and
economic security because they
thought -they needed armed force
to save them.
'Freshmen To Arms,'
A Sophomore =Urges
To the Editor:
It is time that a stupid prac
tice be brought 'to the attention
of. the Penn State public, and es
pecially to the notice of the fa
culty. Too long has "hazing"
gone on in State College; too long
have groping, bewildered, stumb
ling, freshmen been accosted with
"Injustice" Corbin, and his slimy
' Too long has the powerful !but
disunited majority been humiliat
ed and "infantized" by a sadistic
group of bullies, with . a perverted
sense of humor. Too long has our
learned faculty, stuffed with wis
1-dom, tolerated a contemptible
practice, with a -toleration -befit
ting a moron of -eight.
ask you, The FacultY,. to -abol
ish 'hazing... I. ask. you, Freshmen,
to act if the Faculty does not.
Let December lath be "Freshman
Independence Day:" trnite, cas-'
tigate the . Tribunal, make them
'wear sandwich Signs; ..itisike 'them ;
'dance IVlsiztlekas - front 'IR :01d.
tiet the • Whole spowerfol.4fresh-.
Inan - .class , tidff .Customs 'that day,
arid..etablish a prdeeilerft:?Of !no
more. hazing for :eternity at• .Penif
State. - Let- the;- ast clod'-'of dirt .
:be. reinoved train the name itif onr;
Alma -Water. • • .
Bernard &Cu* '43
P.S. I expect the • Tribunal's
secret ..police anytime •:now. • •
A Reader 'Expresses
*no! Of A Polity
To the Editor.:
4 wish to express -approval and
delight over reading yOur leading
editorial -in the -issue • Of- Decem-*
, Itri:s:ba.sed. - ow a consideration
the dads and •of._the' tundarnentat
viewpoints of Vie ttvo
lam -glad Id :see leurliistatieea
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 19-10
Stanley Ulick '43
Nibbilig--: . :.:.'::::,::.
Al The News
The 'United States is going to
fight only in defense—or is it? - '
As much as most people in this
country would tate to frankly
admit the fact, the answer to this
-question is still quite unknOWn,
but pages 14 and 15 of Monday + s
New York Times would seem to
give some little indication ofhow
two groups feel—one group feel
ing that the immediate entry of
this country into the European
conflict is necessary, the other
fighting tooth and nail to keep this
nation from a foreign war. " •
On page.l4, headlines shotiftliat
General 'John F. O'Ryan, Wartirtie
commander of New York's Twen
ty-seventh Division, says that we•
,are next on "Hitler's List;" and
that we should enter the war now,
while we have an ally. •.'
We weren't around in 1917, but,
if our history 'books are correct,
such statements began to .appear in
American newspapers about '24
And then, page 15 shouts right
back across the fold with a full
page advertisement, its headlines
being, "Her Daddy for Defense
Only—Ncit For Foreign Ware'
Complete with well-reasoned
warnings and a coupon to be re
turned with funds for a drive 'to
keep this nation out of war, this
advertisement is sponsored by
Scribner's Commentator, a maga
zine which makes it its - business
to keep in touch with and inter
pret current trends.
Such a publication must occa
sionally hear things, -"off-the-rec
ord," from • Washington and have
other sources of information:-nOt
available to most people. It could
just possibly be that it has "inside
dope," spelling W-A-R. •
'Maybe that cartoon• showing:: a
conscriptee -with "To be used only
in the Western Hemisphere" tat
tooed on his cheSt has.something.
Doherly '42, Loeber '43
To Chairman Talent Night
Theodore Rice '4l, president/of
the Penn State Club, announced
that co-chairmen l'or.the All-Col
lege talent night will be Geiald
F. Doherty '42 and William B.
Auditions for the program,
which will occur just .before - the
Christmas holidays, will be:held
next week. All 'those wishing:4o
.participate should hand in their
names at the Student Union offiee.
There will be a .$l5 first prize,
a $lO second prize, $5 third prize,
and a complimentary award of $2
to all other participating ects....ln
order to assure satisfactory prizes
for the beSt ainpus - 'talent
will 'be a ten cent admission
Three / Delegates le n d
Student Union Ml
Itesident; B. .13artholo
:mew; Senior class :president; -,and•
4ecitgel..toorfavan, assistarit man
ager ni 'Student :Union, left
terday aterncioh 'to , attend•
twenty:4ll'A - atinuOl conferentejsf
i the.Assticiatitai.of - College 'Unions
ift :Philadelphia 'today, lontortovir i
and :Saturday.. • •
'Six - round 'table :disdussians
dealing 'With social and . bitstness
TtiliCies'Of Tele:rid •intereat to union
leaders will ileaffliglit 'the 'Teo
.gram. 4 8tudent .delegates will,ithen
have two meetingsthdir •Ingn
to discuss 'specific problems .of in
terttt to 4111.
..viewpoint ;from. that .of the-Peace
.Azthai4uuk Isolationist group who
Seem Atr..expecit' 1110110p01 4 r :_.3f
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