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Students Keep Al! Night Watch To 'Buy Artists ourse itikew
Mackey '44 Gels
Ist Place In Line
Eager students led by David
Mackey '44, first in line, followed
the traditional procedure of as
sembling in early morning hours
to compete for the first few stu
dent seats as the Artists' Course
tickets went on sale yesterday for
the 1940-41 series.
Mackey. Sigma Nu. started at 11
p.m. Tuesday night and was re
lieved by 'Whale H. :Eateson '43.
"I thought it was good experience
and I knew it was a lot of fun,"
A total of 691 tickets out of an
allotted number of 773 were sold
to students yesterday by a staff of
workers headed by Harold B. Gil
bert. assistant graduate manager
of athletics, who was in chirge of
Students who waited outside Old
Main in the cold winter air until
4 a.m. when they were admitted to
the building bought 224 tickets at
$4.50, 143 tickets at $3.50, and 324
tickets at $5.50.
According to officials, the ticket
applicants comprised the best be
haved group in years.
The greatest number of students
appeared between 3 and 4 a. m.
although at midnight there were
13 prospective ticket buyers and
at 1 a. m. the number had jump
ed to about 35.
Patient students kept warm with
blankets and amused themselves
with cards and songs. About 2:30
a. m, Eddie Jones, cheerleader, ap
peared to pep up the line with a
number of State College songs and
cheers. Still one student was heard
to cry "I swear it's 20 below."
After gaining entrance to the
building the men and coeds found
200 chairs waiting •for them and
settled down to a morning of card
playing, knitting, reading, and
sleeping. The ticket window was
opened at 8 a.m. and for nearly
two hours tickets were sold at the
speed of 45 seconds per person.
Diverting from schedule, tickets
were sold to students from 'l2 noon
to 1:15 p.m. in order not to dis
appoint students who stood in line
up to that time. Only a 15 minute
rest period was taken by the ticket
staff who again opened sales at
1:30 and continued until 5:30 p.m.
Not all the orchestra and none
of the 65 alloted stage seats selling
at $5.50 were taken. If any tickets
remain after today's sale a general
sale will •be held on Friday when
out-of-town, people will be accom
for Two Projeds
A recommendation that a sur
plus of $3OOO from a budget set
up several years ago be used to
good advantage was discussed at
the regular meeting of the Inter
class Finance Board last night. The
budget, used for sponsoring inter
class sports, is no longer function
The $3OOO was proposed to be di
vided into two parts, one of $2OOO
to be donated to the 1939 Class
Gift Fund, and the other of $lOOO
to be used for the purchase of an
electric scoreboard in Rec Hall.
This recommendation must be
approved by the All-College cab
inet and accepted by the trustees
before definite action can be made.
During the meeting, the board
also approved an addition to the
physical education department
budget of $5O for booklets and for
sponsoring a student -f aculty
West Point Appointee
Edward Pechan, Jr. '43 has re
ceived an appointment to the
United States Military Academy
effective next year.
Lauds Student Sales
"We are very well pleased
with the student attitude." Dr.
Carl E. Marquardt, chairman of
the Course Committee, said
yesterday. "However, it seems
that out of such a large student
enrollment, the percentage eag
er to attend is not great enough.
If student demand increased
sufficiently, in future years we
might be able to sponsor two
Navy Cadet Film
To Be Shown Here
"Wings of Gold," a sound mo
tion picture of the Navy's Flying
Cadet Corps, will be shown in Li
beral Arts Auditorium, Room 10,
at 7 p. m., December 17, it was
announced by William J. Mc-
Knight '42, chairman of the pro
gram which is being sponsored by
Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
In charge of the movie is Lieu
tenant Commander Rice, U. S.
N. R., who will fly here from
Floyd Bennett Field, N. Y., and
will be accompanied by another
officer and an enlisted man. He
will also have with him several
extra films regarding Navy life
on carriers, submarines, and pa
trol stations for those who may
No admission will be charged
and anyone interested is invited
to attend. There will-be a period
for questions following the lec
ture and pictures.
Thomas To Address Liebig
Centenary Af Philadelphia
Dr. Walter Thomas, professor
of plant nutrition, department of
horticulture, will appear in the.
Liebig Centenary Symposium, a
part of the sessions of the Amer
ican Association for the Advance
ment of Science, in Philadelphia
from December 27 to January 2.
Dr. Thomas' paper is the only
one to be presented at the Sym
posium which deals with the au
thor's own work, rather than with
the influences which Liebig exert
ed on different fields of agricul
tural and physiological chemistry.
This exception is made because
of the special importance of Dr.
Thomas' 'scientific contributions in
relation to those of Liebig on the
determination of the nutrient re
quirements of plants.
Neyharl Presents Course
To St. Louis Teachers
Prof. Amos E. Neyhart, head
of the department of safmv
canon, will conduct s teacher's
training course in driver educa
tion and training for hirth scl , nro
teachers in St. Louis, Mo.,
The invitation to teach o , i^
course came from Dr. 110 , rr."
derson, superintendent ^4.
Louis schools. Beginning in thn
second semester, ever- hir t l
school in St. Louis will ofr -, r ho" ,
classroom work and roa T -, 0-k in
traffic safety education. .7-ol.eled
after the Neyhart rnctho - 1 11-n1 in
the Safe Driver Training Schools
all over the country.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Sleepy Freshman Keeps Log
Editor's Note: — The follow
ing "log" was kept last night by
Freshman Charles Bowen,
whom Collegian picked to re
cord his adventures in buying a
$3.50 Artists' Course ticket
when the sale opened yesterday
morning. Bowen was 29th in
More than two weeks ago I de
cided to buy an Artits's Course
•ticket in one of the $3.50 seats
which. I was told, had to be pur
chased early or not at all. While
I was home over Thanksgiving I
got the necessary money= and was
all ready to do or die when I re
ceived Collegian's invitation to
.keep this log. The log begins at
6 p. in. Tuesday evening.
6 p. m.—Ate dinner at the house.
6:30 p. m.—Laid down to take
10:07 p. m.—Called by my room
mate, dressed, walked up to the
Collegian office. 313 Old Main,
where I had been invited to try to
spend the night.
10:29 p. m.—Arrived at Colleg
ian. Introduced to members of
the staff. Wished God-speed.
11:30 p. m.--Starf gone to down
town office. Alone in the office.
Shaking like a leaf.
4t p ad
.. , 7 0-
Er A t he owe 6*a/el*
/ 7 • "a SincHes
to 7 ...
... for cooler milder bette r
Hunt the world over and you can't find
the equal of Chesterfield's right combination
11:45 p. m.—Ate a few dried
Midnight-12 o'clock and all's
12:10 a. m. (Wednesday)—Cam
pus patrolmen arrives. I am asked
12:15 a. in.— I leave.
12:30 a. m. Re-established
quarters in downtown diner.
1:35 a. m.—Left diner and ar
rived on west stairs of Old Main.
Am 29th in line. Found a warm
seat on the cold stones.
2:10 a. m.—Lovely freshman
(Collegian queen candidate, inci
dentally) arrives, sits beside me.
I can't sleep.
2:45 a. m.—We finish the figs
and her crackers. (Adam and Eve
couldn't have done better.)
2:46 to 3:55 a. m. Freezing
slowly. Cheerleader Ed Jones is
leading songs and cheers. The
temperature is seven degrees
4:00 a. in.—The Big Push. I
start 29th, get back to 50th, Work
back to 29th.
4:13 a. m.—Two hundred in line
now. We distribute slips to first
30 corners to establish our places.
get my No. 29 and hold on.
4:15 to 7:30 a. m.—Watched
Chesterfield is the smoker's cigarette
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1940
Efa Kappa Nu Adds:;-:
Nine To EE Honorary -3=7
Eta Kappa Nu, liOnolectil y
trical engineering' fra'TernitY: - .:ini;€.„,
tiated nine students recefit,l .
The initiated seniors
Charles S. Hines, Elmer R. - .tO:Cit.v.i
enstein, Robert J. Duras, RObir'l
W. Wolfe, and George
Juniors - initiated were: ''.garl , .9?
Stavely, Jr., Bernard ji-7-Kririgg
and Walter N. Shambach and.
Charles G. Arnold.
Prof. John R. Fredline**6:
English composition , departinOrct --
gave a talk entitled"Thez:What.'
and Why of FraterinitiePHE:.
group after their bancitietii.W.MES_
was held in the Home ECCi.rieK4
Cafeteria. Prof; Fredlioo.l-A*.X;
the development of ti*,ke . :47*-;
ties from the middle agep',746
the present day. .
people play cards, -sleep, reao;Kallt - - -
7:30 a. m.—RellOved by int)pgrz
class fraternity brqpier: : (Who':gotl
7:35 a. in
8:00 a. m.—Oft to ROTC 'class
and record firing, -(Not so • good
after three hours' sleep.)