The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, December 07, 1940, Image 1
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"This plan has been devised in order to insure the.high degree of efficiency that will be required to •complete the intensive courses - within the short period of 16 .weeks," Dean Harnmbnd pointed out. The courses in Diesel engineer ing and production engineering are distinct from the 12 part-time .courses to be offered to 10,000 men under the same federal engineer ing defense program at Penn_State class centers in 41 towns and cities throughout the state. TO . be admitted to the College Diesel engineering course, which .7has been requested by the United States Navy; applicants must have three years of engineering college preparation. For the other course, • two years of college work, in en - gineering, or Science, are required. = Students vilL pay only for their textbereks- , - - and—living •-expenses. - . Prof. Harold A. Everett, head of the department of mechanical engineering; will be in charge of • the Diesel course, while Prof,-Clar • ence E. BUllinger, head of the de partment of industrial engineering, will supervkse the production course: University Parley Gels Underway The Student Christian Move ment conference of the Middle At lantic States, being held here this weekend with approximately 100 delegates from 20 eastern univer sities and colleges, will get under way today with a compact sched ule of speeches, panel discussions, and recreation. Dr. Harold' Bosley, Baltimore minister and educator, will open today's program when he speaks before The complete assembly in Home Economics Auditorium at 9 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, various discussion groups will feature forums on minorities, constructive patriotism, world reconstruction, and religious power for action. After • lunch in the Sandwich Shop at 12:30 p.m., the visitors will participate in a series of planned campus tours and trips to the PSCA cabin until 4 p.m. when they will engage in a second discussion period until'a 5:45 p.m. dinner recess. "Family Portrait," a Penn State Players production staged in Sch- wab Audithrium at 8:30 p.m., will highlight the + delegates' evening entertainment concluding with an informal game session in fßoom 304 Old Main • at 10:45 p.m. .Sunday morning, Doctor George • Davis, Crozer 6eminary faculty :-••mem!ier, will speak to the parley Home Economics Auditor ium at 9:15 a.m., followed by a delegate discussion period until 11:15 when a mass worship serv :._ice:will close thd — conference: • SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA Leads Cagers In Opening Baffle • Dependable Johnny Barr, above, captain of the Lion basketball team, will lead his teammates in an attempt to avenge last year's defeat at the handg of Washington and Jefferson when the two teams meet in the opening game on the Lion schedule in Rec Hall at 8 o'clock tonight. Nittany► Cage Team Opens Season Against W&J In Rec Hall Tonight By JOHN BAER Practically the same Washington and Jefferson team that outscored the Lions last year will provide op position of the toughest caliber for John Lawther's quintet as the cur tain rises on the State baske,tball season in Rec Hall at 8 o'clock to night. Three regulars from last year will be in the starting Nittany line up_ with the other two positions still in doubt though a pair of sophomores look like probable choices. Captain Johnny Barr, who needs no introduction •to court fans, will hold down one of the forward posts. At the other will be either newcomer Johnny Silan, a speedy "now you see him, now you don't" type of player, or letterman Scotty (Continued on Page Three) Robeson Opens Artists' Series Monday Featuring the negro spirituals for which he has become so fam ous, Paul Robeson, noted singer of folk songs, will appear before a capacity crowd in Schwab Audi torium Monday evening. The curtain will rise for the great baritone's recital at 8 p.m. In addition to'stch favorites as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Joshua, and "Go Down, Moses" Robeson, by special request has added "Ballad for - Americans," which he originally introduced on the CBS "Pursuit of Happiness" broadcast. When Paul Robeson appears in Schwab Auditorium after his New York and Philadelphia perform ances, subscribers -to - the Artists Course will hear not only the greatest interpreter of Negro spir ituals but also a versatile and ac- OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE • .:::•,,i..4 . ii . .!:••:.'•:•• a -'...,:.'J:,:.:.,.:...''..i.'.:.'.z.•::' Journalism Seniors Will Meet Monday Night Plans for an employment book let will be discussed at a meeting of all journalism seniors in Room 318 Old Main at 7 p.m. on Mon day. If approved, the booklet will be sent to editors and advertising men in the east. Prof. Franklin C. Banner will speak briefly on "Finding A Job," Co-chairmen Robert H. Lane '4l . and George C. Schenkein '4l have announced. The conference is being spon sored by Sigm'a Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Sigma and Theta Sigma Phi, honorary journalism fraternities. PAUL ROBESON rgiatt 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111M11111111111111111111111111 Roller Skating Sessions Slated For Armory Today Roller skating sessions will again be held in the Armory this afternoon and evening, it was announced today by Ray M. Conger, recreation committee member in charge of the activ ity. Starting at 2 p.m. and con tinuing until 5 p.m., the first session will carry the admission price of 20 cents •per person. Two evening sessions will be held at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission for the eve ning sessions will be 20 cents per person for each two-hour period. 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Dramatics Parley On Campus Today Climaxed by the second per formance of "Family Portrait" in Schwab Auditorium at 8:30 p.m. the department of dramatics will sponsor a conference today at which the possibility of forming a state federation of d ram a tics groups will be considered. Members of the proposed feder ation would b,e producing groups from high schools, colleges and community theaters. If the feder ation becomes a reality all groups represented at the .conference may become charter members. Heading the list of speakers on the program will be David B. Itkin who will talk on "Directing the Play" at .3:30 p.m. Other speakers on the program are Prof. C. R; Kaser head of - drarddibS — af 'llie"UniversitY z of Delaware; Alfred Rowe, director of the Harrisburg Community Theater; and Garrett Leverton, head of dramatics at Northwestern University. 'Members of the Col lege staff will also participate in the sessions. A registration fee of $1.50 will be charged for the conference. In addition luncheon will cost 75 cents. Admission price for "Family Portrait" is 50 cents and tickets are on sale at Student Union. For those attending only part of the conference there is a fee of 50 cents for each of the morning lectures and 75 cents for each of those in the afternoon. Mrs. Morse Injured Mrs. Adrian 0. Morse broke her wrist early Thursday morning while she was on the way to re lieve Mr. Morse, assistant to the president, who was in line for Ar tists' Course tickets. complished personality. The negro baritone has been prominent in three fields, athletic, dramatic, and concert. The late !Walter Camp called him one of the greatest ends that ever trod the gridiron: Be had been ap proached by boxing promoters and has made numerous dramatic tri umphs in "Emperor Jones," "All 'God's Chillun" and many others. Today on the concert stage he is acknowledged the best-known folk singer in the world. Robeson will share a portion of his program with Clara Rockmbre, therminist, who is an artist in her own right. The'State College audi ence will thus hear the product of modern electrical magic, a musical instrument that is not touched by the performer. Weather— Warmer, Possible Rain PRICE THREE CENTS Tug-of-War Billie To Decide Fate Of '44 Customs With the removal of all customs set as the prize if the freshmen win, the freshman class will meet the sophomores in an unprecedent ed tug-of-war on New Beaver Field at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday afternoon, W. Lewis Corbin '4l, chairman of Tribunal, announced yesterday. Corbin put Jack J. Bard '44, original challenger, and Thomas H..Staman '44 in charge of the Se lection of a freshman team, and Charles H. Ridenour '43 and Frank R. Flynn '43 will choose the sopho more contingent. • No definite arrangement has been made as yet as to the weight of the two teams. • "If the freshmen win," Corbin added, "they will be allowed to remove all their customs immedi ately. If they lose, they will have to continue wearing their customs until Christmas vacation." Bard first suggested the battle in a letter to the Collegian recent ly. He said that the freshmen should be given an opportunity to prove their superiority over the sophomores, and proposed a tug of-war between two tons of fresh men and two tons of hat men. Ridenour accepted the challenge in the name' of the Druid hat so ciety and Flynn did the same as president of the sophomore class, suggesting that Tribunal set up a prize. Corbin consented and started on the arrangements. The tug-of-war will be held on the west side of the track on-New Beaver Field; spectators are re quested to remain in the West Stands until the proceedings are over. 1111111111111111111111111111111ffnuffilliffiffilM111111111111111111 Late News Bulletins 111111111111111111111111111111 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Athens Unofficial war com muniques from Athens last night reported that the Greek army had advanced on all fronts yesterday and had made impressive raids near Premedi. The Italians at tempted to execute a hasty - retreat in order to avoid a trap but 7,000 men were thought to have been captured and 5,000 fled into Yugo slavia along with materials and foodstuffs. Mussolini's fighting planes were active in trying to stop the Greek forward lines and give the Italians a chance to re treat safely. The Greek air force retaliated with an intensified bombing of Klisura and the re treating Axis troops on their way to Tepelini. Washington It was stated last night by Congressman Dies that he will soon unearth a plan to rid the United States of fifth column ists but in order to do so, he'might have to revise the National Labor Relations Act. Dies also stated that he had at last found concili ation with President Roosevelt and.the Department of Justice and that now he will be able to make sodle progress in his investigation of un-American activities. Washington A United States bombing plane departed late yes terday afternoon on a mercy flight with the wife of the former Pres ident of Chile its principle pas senger. The former president's wife was taken sick in the United States and the atmosphere of her own country was diagnosed as the best cure.