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ME DAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State" •
Eitaldished 1940. Sucsor to the Penn State Collegian,
established. 1994. and the Free Lance. established. 1887.
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
College year by the students of ,The Pennsylvania
Stali? , College, Entered as second-class matter JulY 6, 1934,
wt the post-n__ce at State College. Pa.. under the act of
March 3, 1879.
Editor Business Manager
.6.daan A. Strtyser '4l Lawrence S. Driever '4l
Women's Editor—Vera L. Kemp '4l ; Managing Editor
—lto'aert H. Lane '4l; Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
*4l ; News 'Editor—William E. Fowler '4l ; Feature Editor
.—Edward J. K. McLorie '4l ; Assistant Managing Editor
Zayard Bloom '4l ; Women's Managing EditOr—Arita L.
/feffer. in '4l ; Women's Promotion Manager—EdYthe 11.
• Advertising Manager—John H. Thomas '4l; Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Or.ddstein '4l; Senior "Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis
Junior Editorial Bnard—John A. Baer '42. R. Helen
Gordon '42, Ross B. Lehman '42. WilHani J. McKnktht. '42,
Alice M. Murray '42, Pat Nagethem '42, Stanley J. PnKenrp
nor '42, Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Jimitm Business Board—Thomas W. Alison '42, Paul
GAdberg '42, James E. MeC'axighe'y '42,. Margaret L. Em
bury '42, Virginia Ogden '42, Fay E. Rees '42.
kffitorial and Business Office
31. S Old Main Bldg.
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1 1 / 4 /eigm '.Editor This Issue _____...._-•__Harr'y *. Verkiitirtal '43
.Women's Editor This Issue __Meta t.. temp '4l
axifiiniat'e Assistants Samuel ti. Stroh; Nicholas W. Vozzy
Saturday Mornirig, Ddtember 14, 1940
The Mountain Lodge - -Whole Hog
Or None ?
Although a fund of $2,00 is available fur:Use
in erecting an All-College Mountain Lodge, Col
legian believes the student body should Propose d -
inating this money until it means that a lodge with
full facilities will be erected.
Collegian, of course, has no real say in the inat.
ter lint common sense seems to distate that all Stu
dents shciuld oppose any plan that will not erect
a lodge with dormitory, kitchen, and toilet facili
Currently just such a lodge is under considera-
The Class of 1939 gave the College a fund now
totaling $5 ; 358.14 for an All-College Mountain
Lodge. This was only one-third enough to build
tfie lodge desired. Continues agitatiOn for imme
diate erection of the lodge and the failure of addi
tional funds to appear have resulted in a modifi
cation of the original plans.
The new and important Recreation Committee
I!as now proposed a lodge designed by H. Dercum,
of Cleveland, father of Ski Coach Max Dercum.
It inchides a fUll basement for storage and work
shop under a 30' x 60' combination dining-lounge,
a dormitory for men, a dormitory for women,
toilets, and a kitchen unit.
Because of limited fund! it is now proposed the
lodge be erected without kitchen, toilet and dor
mitories. In effect, the committee has sanctioned
the erection of a beautiful barn, hoping it will in
:Tire the philanthropy necessary for completion.
Doubting that such philanthropy will be inspir
ed, and more inclined to believe that the building
wilt stand for a good many years as nothing more
than a barn if erected that way, the Collegian sug
gests that the students demand either a lodge with
the necessary facilities or no lodge at all.
They are in a position to make this demand
because the All-College Cabinet must rule on the
disposition of $2,000 now idle in an unused Varsity
It is that $2,000 that the Recreation Committee
seeks, to comok..te the fund of $7,300 which the
grounds and buildings department has estimated
will be necessary to buy the 'land and build the
lodge without kitchen, toilet and dormitories.
The committee should be required. to follow one
of two courses:
(1) Cut the costs so that the building with coin
piet3 facilities can be erected. for the $7,300 now
in sight; or
(2i Be given the idle money only if it can
secure—before it starts building—the funds neces
sary for the erection of the full lodge with satis
The first successful act of the new Recreation
Committee has been to open Recreation Hall for
the use of students on Sunday afternoons.
Last Sunday, the first time this privilege was
enjoyed under the new atrangements, about 300
itlidents Used the gym floor.
the Ortunittee, headed by Dean A. R. VliarriOck,
is tackling many of the All-College recreation
problems that before this time were shunted from
cne irresponsible officer to another irresponsible
officer and filially passed off because. no one was
willing to go to the necessary pains to get action.
C. Russell Eck
119421 South Frasier St.
Stand Up, Rats
We nominate .as people Penn State could strug
gle along very nicely without those four anony
mous gentlemen who so bravely squealed on that
downtown fraternity for having a big bad drink
ing party. We , hope the rodents have a rotten
Christmas and a lousy New Year.
Drydock vs. White Rock .
Just to get away from the touchy subject of
drinking, and incidentally show you the most en
tertaining way out, have you been to the Drydock
this year? For 50 cents per couple, Bob Baker and
Emil Flounders, non-salaried managers, will show
you- a better time than you could have at any beer
party. Tonight's program brings up Roy Rogers
(not of Ranger fame) as master of ceremonies, and
the Three Stooges, not to mention some clever
song parodies for the audience by Hum Fishburn:
;It's to be a Christmas party with presents for
everyone. In case you haven't heard, the Drydock
is in the basement of Old Main and open Saturday
nights only. We'll see you and the Phi kappa
Etat Meets West
East may never meet West, but believe it or not
the Kappa's haVe met the Theta's! It all happen
ed at the SAE house Wednesday night when 25
Theta's (who never Miss a dinner bid) walked into
the above fraternity and straight, into the bosoins
of 25 of their mortal enemies, the Kappa's (who
ditto)! You might expect that one or the other of
the s-s-s-s ororities would take the other for a
ride but-you guessed wrong. The SAE's took them
both for a spin when they gave them Christmas
presents after dinner.
Walt S'cott was Santa Claus so none of them got
Coal in their stockings (if they had stockings) but
some of them wished they had.
We understand that Winnie (The Wonderful)
Bischoff (K) received a fish, which according to
Santa Scott, fitted her well in not one -but several
ways. Firstly it fitted because Winnie is noted for
her beverage capacity, secondly because she is a
heartbreaker par excellence and has even had
several of the pobr fish on the line at a time, and
thirdly because of her deadpan expression. Merry
C hristmas,—W inn ie!
seat Me, Daddy
Jean (Mama will spank) Stiles (T) was given a
scrub brush as a token of appreciation for her
work on Judiciary Committee. Judiciary Com
mittee, in case some of you have never had a
Campus, is the women's organization which re
primands the girls if they don't sing the Alma
Mater before dinner.
For Your Pleasure . . .
. Other's Benefit
For Tickets . . . See Your
$1 per, plus a can of food
The proceeds of this•dance, sponsored
by the hat, societies, will go toward
Mrl. Hettel's Christmas Vund. Your
fun will gq a long Vay toward mak
ing someone else's Christinas a little
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Thurs., Dec. 19
Letters to the Editor--
Mr. Setlow '43
Goes On The Pan
To the Editor:
Let us say that we were more
than amazed when we read the
article in the December 5 Daily
Collegian authored by Mr. Set
low. Amazed, not because the
editors saw fit to print such
"stuff" for we believe in an un
censored press, but amazed ,be
cause one such as Mr. Setlow had
the audacity to advocate such
measures. Who is this Mr. Set
low? Briefly, he is a self-cen
tered individual with distinctly
radical tendencies along all lines
of behavior. Coming from 'Hart
ford, Conn., 'the home of Yale
University, I can see how he !nay
have been influenced towards
radical thinking by mere circum
stances of environment. How
ever, did Mr. Setlow stay at home
and go to Yale? No. .First he
tried the University of Miami
which didn't prove up to his high
standards, so he majestically, out,
of the goodness of his heart, of=
fer‘ed . to permit the instructors of
Penn State too bring out. his in
Like most colleges, Penn. State
has the tradition. Of compelling
the freshmen to wear custorris.H
Naturally no freshman likes
them, neither did we, but we
think that The spirit is worth
More than the inconvenience.
They tell us Freshman Week that
if we get anything out of our four
years at State, it will be that cov
eted Penn State spirit. What is
this spirit? Frankly, we don't
know. Maybe it is the rapport
and the sense of cooperation one
acquires by playing with other
Perhaps if 'Bernard Setlow '43,
would forget that he is the savior
of the freshman class and re
member how he tried to bully
certain freshmen in Jordan Hall
the first week of, school—all con
cerned would be better off. We
think that Mr. Setlow is rebelling
against the hazing directed at
him some weeks ago because he
couldrft take it, rather than the
plight of the poor freshmen.
As a member of Jordan Hall
we offer an apology to Lew Cor
bin, who was one of us in the
past years, for the narrow-mind
edness and ill manners of Bernie
Setlow.. In the future the Hall
will try to educate its members
so that they may become assets
to their class, their school and
Stan Kraus '43
•P. S.—You freshmen . better
forget- about the rebellion Mr.
Setlow has scheduled for the
13th. Better save your energy
for the fight with the sophomores
Students Ask Change
In Artists' Course
To the Editor:
As newcomers to Penn State, we
are curious to know the purpose of
the Artists' Course. It would seem
that a program of four worth
while concerts at a college would
be planned for the pleasure and
education of the students. Why,
then, are only 773 tickets available
to a student body of almost 7,000?
If there were no other auditorium
available, the situation would be
understandable although undesir
able. ,Why wouldn't it be possible
to schedule such entertainments in
Rec . Hall—other colleges solve a
similar problem by using ' their
gyms. If it is a question of acous
ties, we think it would be an in
vestment to install some equip
ment and sell more tickets! Surely,
at least 50 per cent of the students
would welcome the opportunity to
hear Paul Robeson, Jasha Heifetz,
- the - Cleveland Symphony, and
Mite R. Smith '42
Jane A. Deriek (Gradnate)
Harriet S. Danndhhauer '42
Five new courses have been
added to Augustana College's eve
SATURDAY lACEIVIBER 14, 1940
Tea-dance in northeast lounge_.
of Atherton . flallarom 2 to 4 p. W: 7
All women' Students and escorts
Frosh vs. Jayiree - s; in Rec Hall at
6:30 p. m. .
Varsity basketball game, State
vs.. Colgate, initee•Hall at 8 p. m.
Drydock Christmas Party in
Sandwich Shop at• 9 p. m.
TOMORROW: • -
Junior Independent Party meets
in Room 318 Old Main at 2 p. in.
Christmas Choral. Service in
Schwab Atiditorium .at m.
Meeting of the: Eyangelical So
cietY in Room 318 , 01 d Main at 7
Town meeting at• Hillel Founda
tion, 133 W. Beavei• Avenue, at
7:30 p. in. ... . .......-
,John Kharilin• will-speak in the
304 OW • Main, 7:30 p.m., oft "Co
operatives." The'discilssidn is Otert
to the plarlic: ..
TUESDRY: ' • .. -
Penn State Grange meets in
Room 405 Old Main at 7 p. in.
Leaves For California
G. H. Resides, assistant profes
sor of practical mechanics, andllis
wife left' recetitly tor 'San' Fran- -
cisco, Cal., where .Professor 'Re
sides will act as secretary-treasur
er at fhe Grand Chanter meeting
of lota-Lambda Sigma . Fraternity;
Give the players an even:chance
Don't smoke in Rec Hall!
Who'll Fix A Date
With Four Foot, Nine?
To the Editor
Since I am quite small, I have -
great difficulty in getting dates. ;
There are also many other boys
in my predicament and I, am sure.
there must be some girls who are-:
less than four feet, nine inches in
height. 'Would it not be possible
for you to arrange a dating bureau -
for all of the poor boys who are
unfortunate enough to be slight in. '
How about a student vote on this
Eugene H. Lederer
114 E. Beaver Ave. Dial 4068
Phil Jaffee '43
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