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VOL. 37—No. 61
Scroll Given - President Hetzel
For 14 Years Of Service Here
Laich Awards Document
Presented By Collegian
See Editorial on Page Two
For 14 years of "unselfish and
talented -efforts in the interests of
Penn State" President Ralph D.
Hetzel yesterday afternoon re
ceived a scroll from the student
body in a surprise presentation in
the. lObby of Old Main.
More than 1,000 students jai -ri
med 'the lobby for the brief cere
mony which began at 3 p.m.
_ Still .carrying an eyeshade that
he: had been wearing when called
from-his office, Dr. Hetzel received
the:scroll from Arnold C. Laich
'4l, All-College president. It. was
presented by the Daily Collegian.
Brief talks in appreciation were
made by Latch and Elinor L.
Weaver '4l, president of WSGA.
Both pointed out the great changes
in increased enrollment and - in an
expanded physical plant that have
been made under President Het
In his turn, Dr: Hetzel thanked
the students for the appreciation
he had been shown, cited his rec
ord as head of the institution, and
thanked them, too, for the friendly
title of "Prexy" conferred on him
by the student body the June after
he first arrived here.
, Signed by 40 student leaders, the
. this inscription; . _
"In grateful recognition of • your
14 years of devoted service to the
Pennsylvania State College, we,
your students, wish to testify to the
high esteem in which we hold you
as our friend, and our deep appre
ciation of your unselfish and tal
ented efforts in the interests of our
alma mater—Signed this 15th day
of December A.D. 1940."
(Althdugh presented yesterday,
the scroll bore Sunday's date, the
actual anniversary of the day he
took up his duties here.)
Originally planned for the front
steps of Old Main, the ceremony
was moved inside because of in
clement weather. For the cere
mony, Dr. Hetzel stood on the steps
leading up to Henry Varnum
Poor's mural with Laich, Miss
Weaver, and Adam A. Smyser '4l,
+ + +
Dr. Howard 0. Triebold, profes
sor of agricultural biochemistry,
was presented a scroll by his stu
dents and colleagues in his depart
ment in recognition of his 14 years
of service to the College. Dr. Trie
bold came to Penn State on the
same day as Dr. Hetzel, 14 years
ago. The presentation was made
at 3 p. m. yesterday, the same time
as Dr. Hetzel received his scroll,
in the Ag Science building.
Collegian Elects 11
To Sophomore Board
Twelve men were elected to
a Collegian sophomore beard
formed yesterday as a part of the
reorganization accompanying the
establishment this year of a daily
They are Richard A.' Bakcir7
Robert -- W. Cooper, Gordon . L. 'Coy,
Jr.,. Donald .W. Davis, Jr., Domin-_
ick L. Golab, James 13. .011sein,
David Samuels, Robert E. Schoo
ley, Richard S. Stebbins; Samuel
L. Stroh, Jr., Nicholas W. Vozzy
and Herbert J. Zuk.auskas.' -
Freshman candidates for the ed
itorial and business staff be
called.shortly after New Yeah.
Leads '44 Campus Party Sweep
President Hetzel is shown above with Mrs. Hetzel in a picture
taken several Years ago. Yesterday, with Mrs. Hetzel in the audience,
he received from the student body a scroll in appreciation of his 14
years of service here
Strange Deficiency OF Green
Becomes Apparent On Campus
Hat Societies' Poverty
Poverty Ball, sponsored by
the hat societies will be held in
Rec Hall, Thursday, from 9 p.m.
to midnight, Thomas C. Backen
stose '4l, chairman of the dance,
announced last night.
The dance will feature the
music of Rex Rockwell's orches
tra. One dollar plus a can of
fruit or vegetables will be
charged. Proceeds from the ball
will be donated to Mrs. Hetzel's
Student Fund- and to the Local
College Ranks 18th
In U.S. Enrollment
Penn State, with §,765 regular
students, ranked 18th out of the
nation's 652 colleges and univer
sities this fall, according to sta
tistics released yesterday by Dr.
Raymond Walters, president of the
University of Cincinnati and en
rollment statistician. The Univer
sity of California ranked first.
According to the figures, an all
time high of 883,594 full-time stu
dents and 1,347,146 full-part-time,
and summer students was reached
in U. S. college enrollment this
However, freshmen enrollment
decreased in five major fields of
study, . and Dr. Walters forecast
a drop in college attendance next
Statistics from the, U.S. Office
of Education reveal that the Col
lege ranked 10th in the enrollment
figures of all the Land Grant col
leges in the nation f6r the acad
ethic year of 1939-40.
The University of California
also headed this list with a total
enrollment of 28,851 students.
Penn State had an enrollment of
5,478 men and 1,510 women. It
granted first degrees to 957 men
for a rank of 6th, and 359 to 'wo
men for a rank of 10th.
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Color Scheme Brolcdn
As '44 Customs Go Off
.The —campus- was- • conspicuous
through • its lack of green yester
No, not because winter has come,
and the trees are left bare, and not
because the Irish enrollment has
Freshman customs, dinks and
all, were off.
The big moment came Saturday ,
afternoon up on New Beaver Field,
when the Frosh tug-of-war team
literally mopped up the muddy
track with the sophomores.
The freshmen won the first two
contests in each of the 135 and
165-pound classes to knock off the
sophoniores in what the old timers
estimate to be the first tug-of-war
around these parts for 15- years.
• In regard to the freshman vic
tory, W. Lewis Corbin '4l, chair
man of Tribunal, said "They earn
ed it. I was very much pleased
with the enthusiasrri shown, and
also with the cooperation of the
farty At Froth's Explained!
Tor Better Penn State'
Back in the rest room where the
roll usually hangs, Froth editor
Don West had hung neatly cut
sections of The Daily Collegian.
The. squared pieces of paper that
usually hang there he had used to
wrap his presents.
The apartment had been clean
ed, the silverware locked up and
camouflaged under a pile of
Christmas decorations. The best
magazines and Froth were neatly
arranged on the reading table.
Even the censored November cov
er was there.
* Mrs. West, lovely as usual, had
been told to be nice to the guests.
"After all, they're all human," her
husband had told _her.
The landlord, hqd been told a
few guests - were coming in for a
quiet Sunday evening party. a-ie
Gift Sale Proceeds Go
To British War Relief
Objects ranging from ash
trays to full dress "tails" are
now being sold by the British
War Relief Society in their new
rooms upstairs at 124 E. College
Avenue. Students and faculty
looking for novel Christmas
presents have been invited to
visit these rooms between 1:30
and 4:30 p. m. any afternoon.
Brass trays, pewter pitchers,
Mexican gourd banks, glassware
and china, novelties, book ends,
poker chips, candlesticks and
candles, cigarette boxes, bed
spreads and bathing suits and
ski poles are on sale. These
items have all been donated by
faculty and townspeople inter
ested in war relief. All income
derived from their sale goes for
Plan For Bus Stop
Borough council voted four to
two last night to submit a plan to
the College providing for the erec
tion of a bus terminal on the north
side of College avenue at Allen
street. The plan must be approved
by the Board of Trustees of the
College before any definite action
can be taken.
Council could not vote to accept
the plan as it stood, since the mat
ter lies within the College's juris
diction. It was pointed out after
the meeting that the College
Board of Trustees will be unable
to act upon the plan before the
ordinance abolishing the present
bus stop goes into effect.
Actually, no material difference
evists in the situation since no
definite action has been taken.
The matter is left up to the Board
of Trustees of the College.
A reduction in the fine for park
ing over-time in metered areas
was considered by council but no
definite action was taken. It was
suggested that the $lO plus costs
fine, imposed when the ticket is
not. returned with the original $1
fine, be reduced to $2.
In a discussion regarding the
reduction of the $4.25 fine for
parking in restricted areas, it was
pointed out that since this fine is
covered by the state vehicle code,
it would be impossible for council
to change it.
hasn't said a word since.)
Then the guests began to come,
18 of them all told, members of
the Collegian junior and senior
editorial boards on hand for their
annual Christmas party.
.Monarchs of good manners and
past masters at how to throw a
party, they didn't say they were
compromising their pride in order
to carry their ray of goodness even
into the darkness of Froth's abode,
working alwayg, and against all
sorts of odds, for a better
Also they didn't say (and didn't
think) that they . liked Froth's
Christmas issue. One of them, in
fact, was caught in an off-the
record statement: "Froth stinks."
But they did like the party.
PRICE THREE CENTS
Victors Win Five
Posts In Record
Sweeping its way to a complete
upheaval of the Independent
party's• one year reign of freshman
politics, Paul 0. Frey, victorious
presidential candidate, and his
four Campus running mates troun
ced their opponents for a clean
steal of the freshman ticket.
Receiving a narrower margin of
victory than any of his cohorts,
Frey led John B. Cramp 497 to 400
as Robert L. Walters, vice-presid
ential aspirant, automatically top
ped Paul M. Heberling.
Betty Rose Broderick garnered
the highest number of votes, in the
fight for secretary, when she de
feated Phyllis R. Watkins 579 to
279, a margin of 300 votes.
In the treasurer battle, David
G. Keeney overshadowed Larry T.
Chervenak 517 to 419, the largest
total votes cast for any office, while
E. Clinton Stubbe captured the
class historian post with a 514 to
390 triumph over Helen E. Dodd.
When his presidential victory
was announced, Frey said, "I want
to thank all my co-workers for
winning this campaign, and we
will endeavor to accomplish the
seven-point platform which we en
A record vote was cast with 936
ballots handed in, despite the rainy
weather. An addition of one hour
to the voting time, held from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m., may have increased
With 416 freshmen voting a
straight Campus ticket compared
to the Independent's 235 ballots,
the victors practically rode into
office with their party followers,
while the Independents could not
overcome this handicap as they
picked up only slightly in the 235
split ticket vote.
A clean, well-managed cam
paign was conducted by both sides,
with no penalties for code or vot
ing violations levied against either
The election was supervised by
the Freshman Elections Commit
tee, headed by H. Leonard Krouse,
with Thomas J. Hensen, Robert D.
Baird, Mildred M. Taylor, Bar
bara Torence, Dorothy Savard,
Ross B. Lehman, and A. Pat Nagel
berg, all juniors.
London—Lloyd George visited
10 Downing street yesterday and
it is rumored in England that he
may succeed Lord Lothian who
died recently. Lloyd George, how
ever, is 77 years old and it is possi
ble that Lord Beaverbrook might
be the next envoy to United States
and Lloyd George would take his
place in the British cabinet.
London—England officially ask
ed for financial aid from the
United States yesterday but the
final decision will be left up to
'Peeping Tom' Fined
Burgess Wilbur F. Leitzell fined
a student $28.25 on "Peeping Tom"
charges at a hearing last night. The
student, whose name was.not di
vulged, admitted his guilt. Student
representative Richard W. May '4l
attended the hearing.