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the Free Lance,
VOL. 37—No. 57
Increase In Calls
Under Nevi Plan
Showing rl - otal of 4,242 calls
during November, the Dispensary
iepoitted an increase of 602 cases
over - November, 1939. In con
trast, Infirmary cases dropped
TiOtn. 65 to 56 for the same period.
Offering an explanation for the
unusual change, Dr. Joseph P..
Ritenour, director of the College
Health. Service, said that the dif
ference may be traced to the new
hospitalization 'Sian which pro
vides free treatment.
Students now realize that the
service has no direct cost, Dr.
Ritenour pointed out, and are not
as likely to hesitate• seeking treat
In this way_more ailments
are discovered• before complica
tions set in, a fact which probably
explains the drop in the number of
patients at the Infirmary, he said.
Of the 4,242 Dispensary. calls,,
3,765 were for medical and surgi
cal treatment, while the next larg
est_ total was comprised of requests
for 227 sports permits.
During November, the Dispen
sary also issued 827 class excuses.
This was an increase of 94 over
November, 1939, when only 733
excuses were given out.
With the number of Infirmary
patients during November, nine
under the total for the'same period
last year, the number of bed days
likewise dropped from 167 to 155.
lii contrast, Infirmary - treatment
Of outside cases more than dou
bled with 1,018 calls reported
compared with 491 in November
The largest increase was in
Medical cases, 496 against- 69.
Blood analyses, physiotherapy and
basal metabolism cases also show
ed marked differences.
Win Ind Contest
After winning the sweepstakes
award, the College's pen of 10 bar
rows went on to capture first place
in the carcass contest at the Inter
national Livestock Exposition at
This is the second time that Col
lege hogs have made this achieve
ment, Mark A. McCarty, professor
Of animal husbandry, pointed out
,night. The other set of dual
prize winners was shown in 1936,
The champion lamb carcasses of
the show brought $1.50 per. pound,
the reserve champion went for a
bid of 75 cents a pound, and the
third place winner sold for 50
cents• a pound. All three carcasses
were exhibited by the College.
At the International, College
swine earned $245 and sheep won
$223. - •
'The Balloon Goes Up'
In Harrisburg Tonight
Fresh from a performance of
"The Balloon Goes Up" in Al
toona's Roosevelt Junior High
School Monday night, the Thes
pianiivill leave this afternodn for
itanlsliurg where they will pre
sent ihe.show in John Harris High
School tonight and , tomorrow
The Thespian r6ad show is - the
seine as the one which was held in
Schwab -Auditorium last , month
With .:the exception of a- rew minor
changes and the addition of Fred
Waring's new song, "The Hills of
Old Penn State."
*a n Colder,snowFlurries.
Scheduled January 9
A student-faculty mixer for jun
ior and senior members and pro
fessorg of the journalism depart
ment will be held at Phi Gamma
Delta from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday,
_9, Gerald F. Doherty '42,
chairman, announced yesterday.
Sponsored •by the Liberal Arts
Student Council, it will be the -first
of 2 a series of departmental parties
to promote student-faculty rela
tions in the Liberal Arts School.
Committee members Arita L.
Hefferan '4-1 and Jeanne C. Stiles
'42 are planning entertainment and
refreshments for approximately 90
students and professors.
Picked By Players
In their third play of the season
the Players will present a revival
of -an old-fashioned melodrama,
"The Streets of New York," it was
announced yesterday by Lawrence
E. Tucker, instructor in dramatics,
who will direct the production.
The play will be given on Friday
and Saturday, February 21 and 22.
AlthoUgh the-cast will be chosen
the first' of next week, Mr. Tucker
said that rehearsals will not start
until after Christmas vacation.
Students desiring to try out for
the. play may sign up at Student
Union. Open tryouts will be held
in Room 418 Old Main, at 7:30
p.m - . tomorrow and in Room 405,
Old Main, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Specialty acts, mainly singing,
will be held between the scenes of
"The Streets of New York."
Students desiring to participate in
these= may sign up at the same
time, Mr. "Tif r akeliaiil:
The •play was written by Dion
Boucicault and was originally pro,
duced in 1857. It will be produced
as nearly as possible in the.manuer
of that period.
Santa Claus To Appear
At Drydock Yule Party
With Santa Claus and the Three
Stooges on hand to keep the ball
of gaiety rolling, patrons of the
Drydock Club are assured a merry
evening Saturday, when the night
spot will hold its annual Christmas
party 11 days in advance.
A decorated Christmas tree, the
singing of carols and novelty col
lege songs, the antics of the
Stooges, and Santa's distribution
of presents to every girl attending
—these features should make the
candle-lighted night club resound
with appropriate Yuletide spirit.
Reservations may be obtained
at Student 'Union at 50 cents a
Henkel Elected Head
Of Newman Club
Approximately 125 students at
tended a meeting of the Newman
Club, a newly-formed club for
Catholic students, held in Room
405; Old Main, recently.
The following officers were
elected: Robert A. Henkel '4l,
president; David J. McAleer '43,
vice-president; Paul , J. Leahey '43,
treasurer; Josephine H. Beljan '42,
secretary; and Helen L. IVlazur '42,
Cul fine List Held Up
Imposing of fuies upon students
who-cut classes within the 48-hour
period, before and after the•
Thanksgiving vacation will be de
ferred for a• few days until the
complete list of violaters has been
reviewed. by the Senate Commit
tee on Vacation Absences, accord
ing to A. R. Warnock, dean of men.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Freshman Election Campaign Swings
Into Full . Stride After Mass Meeting
Cabinet Okays Appropriation
For Electric Scoreboard In Rec Hall
Blanket appropriations for an
electric score board and an intra
mural record board in Recreation
Hall were approved by All-College
Cabinet at its weekly session last
The boards, expected to cost
oyer..sl,ooo, will be paid for from
a Varsity "S" fund of $3,000 which
has no use now that varsity letters
and numerals are paid directly
from interclass funds. They are
expected to be installed for use
during the current winter season.
Discussion on adding the re
mainder of the Varsity "S" fund
over to the mountain lodge fund
of $5,300 given by the Class of
1939 was tabled until Cabinet can
discuss the plan with Ray M. Con
ger of the Physical Education fac
Appropriations to the Physical
Education Student Council amount
ing to $5O were approved as rec
Cairo Communiques fr o m
Egypt last night told of the cap
turing of 4000 Italian soldiers by
the British near the Sidi Barrani
area late yesterday. The English
continued their drive thro u g h
Northern Africa with a "blitz
krieg"- offensive using air power
and mechanized forces in their
victory that carried them 75 miles
through the Italian lines. The sur
prise attack on the Graziani forces
came at the_stragetic time when
the Italian high command changed
the leaders "in their campaign.
Prime Minister Churchill, in Eng
land, announced to the House of
Commons that "the preliminary
stage has been successful." He did
not disclose any future plans of
attack in northeastern Egypt, area.
Berlin—Hitler made his sched
uled speech to the German people
yesterday, and told them that he
would take over all the world be
fore he gave in to the democracies.
He continued by denouncing the
democracies and the United States.
The German radio warned the
people of France, after his speech,
to unite with the German com
mand and not to attempt any rev
freshman Political Platt
1. Advocate the continuation
of a traditional Freshman Day
similar to the one being inaug
urated this Saturday.
2. Campaign for the building
of a macadam path behind the
Armory to Pollock Road.
3. Initiate a collegian cam
paign to make Penn State theft
conscious and stress the ap
pointment of a committed to in
vestigate and obtain quicker ac
tion on campus thefts.
4. Advocate better plumbing
facilities for girls dormitories.
5. Propose girl cheerleaders
for better Penn State spirit.
6. Better relations between
fraternity and non-fraternity
men by establishment of a mu
tual relations board.
7. Campaign for freshman
representative on Student Tri
Late News Bulletins
rms Released Last Nighf
1. Conduct a concentrated
drive for a College library file
of blue books in order that stu
dent§ may better prepare for
2. Establish a freshman re
presentative on Student Tribun
al since this group deals not
only with freshmen but other
3. Strive for the renewal of
the Freshman Class Dance.
4. Support an y College
movement toward a better fra
ternity and non-fraternity rela
5. Continue the support of a
college radio station as a better
medium for student entertain
ment and practice work.
6. Set up a dating bureau for
7.. Develop and continue the
Student Book Exchange.
ommended by the Interclass Fi
nance Board. The Council will
spend $4O for a school employment
booklet and $lO for student-faculty
meetings at professors homes.
Dr. Henry L. Yeagley in a talk
to the Cabinet on student-faculty
relations recommended a -Campus
Hour to be set aside once a week
which would be devoted entirely
to student and faculty contacts.
No action was taken.
"Education is•more than prepar
ation for life, it is life itself," Dr.
Yeagley said. "Therefore there
should be no artificial barriers set
up between the instructor and stu
dent who are both simply living
their lives together at a college or_
Refreshments were served to
the Cabinet by Miss Charlotte E.
Ray, dean of women, and women
students who were hostesses to the
group ' ,which met in the Women's
Building at their invitation.
Washington Capitol Hill re
ported last night the transaction
of two important agreements with
the Far Eastern powers yesterday
afternoon. England loaned China
-40 million dollars in an attempt to
keep Japan busy in the orient.
President Roosevelt strove for
"economic diplomacy" yesterday
as he made a movement to cut off
all supplies of scrap iron from
Latin America teJ hotanp s eea
Latin America to the Japanese
Delta Sigma Pi Initiates
fifteen C & F Students
Delta. Sigma Pi, professional
commerce and finance fraternity,
initiated 15 commerce and finance
The initiates were Williard M.
.Arnold '4l, Thomas Czubiak '4l,
James K. Gilmore '4l, James E.
Hartman '42, John H. Jenkins '4l,
L. Arnold McGill, '4l, Clarence W.
Moon '4l, Harry L. Oyler '4l,
Stanley'D. Osman '4l, Robert F.
Roelofs '4l, Harold C. Romberger
'4l, G. Edward Spencer '4l, Ralph
F. Taylor '4l, Richard R. von Ez
dorf '4l, H. Edward Wagner '4l,
PRICE THREE CENTS
Krouse Urges Turnout
Of All Eligible Voters
See Editorial, Page Two
"This is. your election, fresh
men. Go to it!" H. Leonard
Krouse '42, Freshman Elections
Committee. chairman said in offi
cially swinging the door open on a
six-day election campaign ending
Monday when he spoke in Schwab
Auditorium last night before the
freshman mass meeting.
In urging the freshmen to vote,
Krouse remarked that Penn State
has one of the few college politi
cal systems. "It is up to you,"
Krouse added, "to keep up the
democratic way of governing
John B. Cramp (Independent)
and Paul 0. Frey (Campus), presi
dential candidates, spoke briefly
before the political rally outlining
their clique platforms and intro
ducing their party slate.
The candidates who were pre
sented include: vice president,
Paul M. Heberling (I) and Robert
L. Walters (C); secretary, Betty
Rose Broderick (C), and Phyllis
R. Watkins (I); treasurer, Larry
T. Chervenak (I), and David G.
Keeney (C); and historian, Helen
E. Dodd (I) and E. Clinte Stubbe
Richard C. Peters '4l, chairman
of the All-College Cabinet Elec
tions Committee, warned the
freshmen last night that "they
must foster clean politics."
With the coming intensity s of
campaign vote-getting, Peters
pointed out, freshman politics must
be kept above the smirch of poli
tical "knifings" and upperclass
"Politics is a great game," he
concluded, "if it is played fair."
Four Frosh Guilty,
Four violators of freshman cus
toms were sentenced by Tribunal
last night and all freshmen prev
iously sentenced were released
from their penalties.
Leslie P. Fell was caught dat
ing and as a result will wear a
pillow on his head, carry a doll
baby, in his hands and wear a
sign saying "I was 'dolled' up for
my date before Thanksgiving.
Another violator, William E.
Dupree Jr., will wear a barrel and
a sign telling upperclassmen "r
deserved both barrels but Tribun
al only gave me one."
As a penalty for a bad memory,
John A. Svalina must carry two
signs, one saying "Remember the
frosh-soph tug-of-war" and the
other "Remember Forestry Ball,
Friday the 13th."
Robert B. Keith will walk
around asking other students by
means of a sign on his back
"Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving,
let's have Christmas now."
The case of Ellsworth A. Scholl
was held over until the next meet
ing of Tribunal so that his viola
tion may be investigated.
Spanish Club Views
Puerto Rican Scenes
The Circulo Espanol, student
Spanish club, held a meeting in
Grange 'playroom last night at
which Clarence R. Carpenter, as
sociate pr - Ofessor of psychology,
showed 200 colored slides by Jorge
Tristani '4l, a native of Puerto
Rico. Later the, club, which in
cludes many Latin Americans, dis
cussed the slides.