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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State"
Established 1940. Successor to the Penn State Collegian;
establishel 1904. and the Free Lance. established 1387:
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: 1379.
Adam A. Smyser '4l
Women's Editor—Vera L. Kemp '4l; Managing 'Editor
—Robert H. Lane '4l ; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'41.; News Editor—William E. Fowler '4l. Feature Editor
—Edward J. K. MoLorie '4l; Assistant Managing Editor—
Bayard Bloom '4l: Women's Managing Editor—Arita
Hefferan '4l: Women's Promotion Manager—Edythe B,
Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l: Circulation
Manager—Robert. G. Robinson '4l ; Senior Secx'etary—Ruth
Goldstein '4l: Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
• Junior Etlitor;ol -Board—John A. Baer '42. R: Helen
Ccirdon '42. Ross B. Lehman '42. William J. McKnight '42,
Alice M: '42. Pat Nagelberg '42, Stanley J. PoKemP
ner '42. Jeanne Murray;'C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thomas W. Allison '42. Paul
M. Goldberg '42, James E. McCaughey '42. Margaret L. Em
bury '42. Virginia Ogden '42. Fay E. Rees '42.
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Managing Editor This Issue J. McKnight '42
Women's Issue. Editor _ Alice M. Murray '42
News Editor This Issue _Stanley J. Pokempner
Sophomore Assistants ______Dominiek Golab. Frank Feinberg
Friday Morning, December 6 ; 1940.
The All-American Game
Now that the All-Americans are chosen, the
bowl bids are distributed, and Penn State's 1940
football season is something to read about in the
record book. it is possible to consider football a
bit more sanely.
This great spectator game is being thrust back
to a par with other sports. The process, hastened
by the development of the professional side of' the
sport, has- been going on gradually and is likely to
extend over quite a few more years.
With the football cloud past, a lot, of facts are
again visible that had been obscured through Sep
tember, October, and November.
The surprising truth is that even a university
without a football team can continue to be a uni
versity. Chicago proved this by surviving its first
season without a coach and. some will say. its sec
ond without a team.
It is even true that there is no direct ratio be
tween the strength of a college football_ team and
the degree of its educational prowess.
Perhaps it remains true that good football teams
make for busy but happy college registrars. Even
high school boys, however. are discriminating
when going to college. Most of them, in fact, turn
to a general catalogue instead of a sports annual
when they decide - to select a college.
What the football team. does has a very definite
effect on what the alumni say and think. There.
if• anywhere, is the place a good team is likely to
attract the most tangible returns and a bad one to
draw the most discouraging mail.
A great many of the more important educational
institutions have taken' the stand that football
should be confined to football seasons and refuse
to consider post-season games. The Ivy League
and the Big Nine are outstanding exponents of this
policy. Penn State, although it refused - what was
practically a bid to the Sun Bowl, can not be plac
ed in this class because it certainly would have
given an . Orange Bowl bid serious consideration
had it received one.
Under President Hetzel's 14-year administration
the Official position of the College has been. that
an athlete is still a student and is to be treated as
Such. The effort has been to treat athletes in the
same way other students are treated. In jobs.
athletes are expected. to give fair return for what
• Of course. this does not mean that the young
men who play outstanding football for Penn State
just happened. to come here and were not discov
ered until after they arrived. There is. no one. to
keep the alumni from helping boys they want. to
see graduate from Penn Statee. If these boys, are
football men, so much/the better for the football
team. The alumni get the winning squad' they_
'want,. the College is not. subsidizing, and the boys
are getting an education. •
However, this policy, while it enables State to
beat Lehigh every year. has not done the same
with the Pitt game. -It has avoided professional- '
inn yet has satisfied the followers who demand a •
crikitable • ; , ,•• 1
-Lawrence S. Driever '4l
C. Russell Eck
119-1:1 South Frazier - St
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Ain't It A Shame
Call it *hat You may, the Maniac,. Lion's Tales,
'Cassius, and Carnpuseer.have all put this column
to - shame. For they have left. it without a das
ta.rdly name. Nameless it shall not. be!
When it replaced "Pennsylvania and Defense,"
this space vas. christened "For The , Record." The
following week it was titled- "On The Record.".
Which shows you what a-- dither-we are in.
We can't make either head .or tail out of it and
thus throw the ball of fire• into,.your lap. Place
yourself in. our spot. Ponder over a dozen titles
or so,, select the best one; and then immediately—
but quick—address: it to "Name the- Column - Con
test," Box 261, Boro. Or leave it with George
Donovan at Student Union.. He'll forward -it to
us just as he-returns so many other articles to their
And here's the piece de- resistance—the-grand
prize. Awarded - to the person whose-column name
is selected will be an Annie- Oakley (ticket) to the -
Poverty Ball which. holds forth in Rec Hall on De
cember 19: The hat societies (please refrain) are
sponsors of. the ball which aids the poor and con
tributes to Mrs. Hetzel's loan fund. Rex Rock- .
well's rhythmic band has been • engaged to "beat
However we want this understood. The win
ner will have to bring his own can of food. That's
part of the admission, too. You get your entries in.
by Wednesday. We'll announce the victor next
Why' doesn't the government put Elsie Rooth's'
_Picture on the dollar bill? Then you wouldn't
mind .kissing your money goodbye.
A Philadelphia. Story:
During Thanksgiving vacation Lou Bell was
standing on Chestnut street when a panhandler
"Do you have a quarter for a cup of coffee?" the
"Take the other side of the street," Bell replied.
"I'm working this side."
:Poetry Corner .
Ralph Taylor, the black-eyed bard of Atherton,
The covers are warm
And the snow is deep,
I went to the window
And took myself a peep.
I climbed into the bed
And went back to sleep.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
CA' Pus time .
Registration in room 304 Old
Main at4.o'clock today for Uni
versity C - Onfercnce at which PS
CA plays hOst to 80 students from
colleges and universities of Mid-"
dle Atlantic Tegion.
Freshman Elections Committep,
418" Old Main, 7 p. m.
". • Players present "Family For
trait" in Schwab Auditorium at
'8:30 p. m. Admission 50' cents..
Harvest Ball in Armory from
9 to 12. Admission $1 per couple.
Campus Owls will furnish mu
sic. Freshman customs will be
off for those attending the dance.
. Student Art Exhibit opens. at
'Hillel Foundation. at 8:30 p. m.
Ski. Club . _ meets in 318 Old .
Main," 7:30• p. m.
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16 More Shopping
Days. Until Christias
It sounds crazy—but let's see how it would be
perfectly' possible in the telephone business.
Suppose an improved method is devised that
clips just one second from the time required
to. handle one toll ticket in the accounting de
partMent. Apply this method throughout the
Bell System handling an. average of some
55,000,000:toll tieketk each-month—and itwould
effect. a, monthly saying of nearly I years I
A second saved here, an unnecessary step,
cut out. there—on such close attention• to
thiaig& rests. the Belt. Systenfo ability
to provide Ale finest, fastest, cheapest tele..
phone service in theworldl.
Why not tetephone.home often?
Long Distance rates to. most
pointeare lowest any night after
7 P. M. and all day. Sunday.
FRIDAY. DECEIVIBER 6, 1940
For Christian &lemon's
(Continued from, pAge, Cope)
Conference, Dr. Frank Wilson,
dean of Lincoln - University,--and
Frederick Morrow, National Eth
nic Minorities- CommissitsiK:ch;Plf.7,
man, are some Cif : the• - proriirierit
speakers who. will"lead:. various
Centering - its theme around
"Christian. Strategy for 1941," the '
conference will break down its
panel sessions into six topics: re
ligious power for - action, minori
ties, constructive patriotism, social
action, world reconstruction, and
effective organizations and meth-,
• Some of the universities who
will' send delegates- here are Pitt,:
Penn, Temple, Bucknell, Carnegie
Teeh, Drexel, Johns Hopkins,
Howard, Lafayette, George. Wash
ington, Princeton,, and others..
The registration fee for incom-
:ing, delegates is $2,
State- students and faculty will be
charged' only, $1 for sitting in, on
Italy has limited_ telegraphic,
correspondence. with foreign coun
tries to. the Italian language and
has *prohibited: all, long. distance
telephone calls to such countries.
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