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THE GAILY COLLEGIAN
"For A Better Penn State" •
n.1.1.71ii:;:i3•1 1940. Successor to the Penn State Collegian.
established 1904, and the Fres Lance, established 1887.
Published daily except Sunday and Monday during the
trt.l , 2lar College year by the students of The Pennsylvania
State College, Enterel secvmd-class matter July 5. 1934.
at Me post-o__ce at Stat..? College, Pa, under the act of
March 3, 1879.
Adam A Smyser
Women';; Ed itor —Vera L. Kemp '4l; Managing Editor
—Robert H. -'Lane '4l Sports Editor—Richard C. Peters
'4l ; NC:W.3 .Ed itor —William E. Fowler '4l; Feature Editor
—Edward J. K. McLorie '4l; Assistant Managing Editor
'Bayard Bloom '4l; Women's Managing • Editor--Arita
Befferan '4l ; Women'; Promotion Manager—Edythe B.
Advertising Manager—John H. somas '4l ; Circulation
Manager—Robert G. Robinson '4l; Senior Secretary—Ruth
Goldstein '4l; Senior Secretary—Leslie H. Lewis '4l.
Junior Editorial Board-John A. Baer '42, R. Helen
Gordon '42, Ross B. Lehman '42, William J. McKnight '42,
Alice M. Murray '42, Pat Na.gelherg '42, Stanley S. PoKemp
.ner '42, Jeanne C. Stiles '42.
Junior Business Board—Thornas W. Allison '42. Paul—
t. Goldlierg '42, James E McCaughey '42, , ,Margaret L. Em
bury '42. Virginia Ogd,m '42, Fay E Rees '42.
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313 Old Main Bldg.
4lanagine: Editor Tnis Issue ._____Stanley J. PoKempuer '42
News Editor This; . _ Herbert. J. Zukauskas '43
Assist-silt Managing Editor 'rails Issue __Robert W. Cooper '43
Women's . Editor This Issue Helen. Gordon '42
Tuesday Morning, December 17. 194
Dr. Hetet! And Penn Stale
"President Ralph D. Hetzel has 'made good' in
file few short weeks since he took over the execu
tive duties at the Pennsylvania State College. .
"This, at least, is the opinion gathered by mem
bers of the faculty and student body, administra
twe staff, trustees and the more intimate friends
of 'the institution who keeps close tabs on the af
fairs of Penn State.
"Conservative enough in his policies to satisfy
the most particular members of the faculty, and
4)rogressive enough to appease the most exacting
of students, the former University of New Hamp
shire chief has appeared to fit in exactly with the
aims and purposes of the Land Grant College of
the Keystone State."
That news story went out from State College on
February 27, 1927. If, in the first sentence the
:word "weeks" were changed to "years" the story
might be used over tomorrow. •
Dr. Eetzel, who has been a college president
ever since he was 34 years old, rounded out 14
years at Penn State on Sunday and moved into his
An article appearing in "Review of Reviews"
just after he had left New Hampshire, closed with
this ward about the man who was going to the
state of Pinchot and Vare:
"It will be interesting to watch his progress in
Pennsylvania. He has a way of disarming even
Soes with a frank faith and courage, and of find
ing friends in all sorts of camps. I would venture
to predict that, if they could spend a day together
in his office, even Pinchot and. Vare would find
some common bond."
Pinchot later spent many days with Hetzel, just
as since then other governors, Fisher, Earle, and
James have done. Together they found their com
*non bond, all of them, in working together for
rerinsylvania and. Penn State.
Together those governors and the president of
the College studied and understood an important
-philosophy that Dr. Hetzel had brought with him
from his early studies and. teaching in Oregon and
Wisconsin—the importance of a state or "people's"
college in a modern democracy.
For a century the old endowed college of New
England had been lokoed up to as the only insti
tutions worthy of the name. Full to capacity,
they did not offer opportunities for enough young
people without a pocketbook, believed Dr. Hetzel.
He taught Pennsylvania what he had taught New
liampshire, that the middle and lower classes had
awakened to the value of a college education and
it was his judgment that the state should encour
age their hopes.
That he is winning his battle was demonstrated
dramatically yesterday afternoon. He stood on
the steps of an Old Main built wider his admin
istration, on a campus to which this work has
twought $16,000,000 in new buildings, and faced a
student body that he has seen grown from 3,570
to 7,260. The Graduate School has grown, research
has been encouraged, and Pennsylvania has been
served. The student body president who gave-him
a - scroll in appreciation •ot all these things has
liwOriged ins way through college.
Snail wonde;• his 7.260 students wanted to
thank him this year instead of waiting for his 15th
anniversary as though gratitude were a mathe
matical entity produced only in whole multiplica
tions involving the number five.
Lawrence S. Driever '4l
-O. Russell Eck
1.19-12.1 South Frazier St
(lpt. - TALES
First This Year
Seems as though love' is still in bloom at State.
Florence May Worthley, sophomore gamma phi,
and Johnny Shirey,
,junior from •the TKE house
eloped. They weren't superstitious either, for
they set out for Winchester, Virginia on Friday
the 13th. . . • .
Not So Dumb •
Bill Bogar, phi- tau prexy, home from practice
teaching decided that one of the freshmen in the
house who had received below grades needed a
little pep talk. Calling the kid to his room he start
ed "Fellow, only three fellows as stupid as you are
will ever get past the first semester in Music Ed."
The frosh immediately came back with "You
and I and who else, Bogar?"
Big bonnie Al Blair, theta xi, is coming back to
school in February. Our special reporter quotes
him as saying "It's just to give the girls a break."
Oh you lucky coeds. Speaking of coeds, Bev (re
member her southern accent) Wilson is leaving
Sunny California and will be here second semes
ter, too. Impatient, Rodney Sacks?
At The Pledge Dances-
We did our best to cover all the dances but if
ycu aren't mentioned, don't blame us, hire a pub
At kappa sig we saw Bill Mayer and DG Ann
Borton, they seem to be going strong again; Billy
'Lewis and Betty Long, Emil Axelson and Janet
Twitchell, Bob Montz and Les Lewis, Mickey Har
ris and Margie Strode <looks like a theta party);
the Allison <they're not related) Jimmy and Edith
Smith, chio; Mary, alfachio, with Bob Hildebrand,
sigma pi; and Tommy, DU, with Alice Murray.
Seen at the $1.65 house: Red Yoho and Betty
Zeigler, chiB; Bob Fichenscher and Pat Behney,
kappa; Blair Wallace and Marge Cousley, aopi;
Bob Savin and Beth Paine, DG; Lloyd Parsons and
Mildred Johnson; Frank Platt and Marty CaVen
der; Dave Marvin and Peggy Miller; Bill Fox and
Saturday at the S.O.E house: Eggie McClintock
and Gretchen Mertens; Jim Parrott and Doris
Laderer, kappa; Peter Cramer and Jean Kelly;
Freddo Baldwin and Marqueen Hartman; Craig
White and Bdr (Sugah!) McKechnie, kappa; Bud
Casselberry and Virginia Lee Jackson; Pete Rutan
and Helen Grace Hall; and phi delt Paul Frey with
Those queer folk you saw Saturday night dress
ed in the Gay Nineties costumes were refugees
from the Sigma Nu Bowery Ball. It was quite an
affair with a floor show featuring an old fashioned
meller-drainer with Ten-Point Buck Banham as
the villian, Sid• Long as the heroine and Al Taylor
as the hero.
Greyhound Lines Will Again Pro
vide Buses with Seat Reservations
1. Buses will leave CENTRAL PARKING
AREA on Campus back of Chemistry
Building at 12:45 o'clock. SATURDAY.
Dec. 21st bound for
Greensburg . Wilkes-Barre
Scranton Sunbury New York
And Intermediate Points
2. In order to be guaranteed a seat on any
of the special buses, it will be neces
sary to purchase your ticket between
8 A.M. MONDAY, Dec. 16th and 8 P.M.
Friday, Dec. 20th. Tickets may be pur
chased at the Bus Depot, lobby of
STATE COLLEGE HOTEL.
3. As the buses will go directly to their
destinations, schedules will be substan
tially shorter than the regularly sched
4. Those persons.now holding Greyhound
line tickets ritu&l obtain a reservation.
All Studenti Who Plan To Leave On Grey
hound Noon and Evening Deparintres Fri
day; Dec. - 20th. Must' Purchase - Tidasts Be=
fore 8:00 tP. M. Thursday. -Dec. 19th. To
Se Assured•Of Space
HOTEL STATE COLLEGE
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Grades for seniors who are to be
graduated at mid-year commence
ment must be in the Office of the
Registrar not later than 5 p. m.,
Student Union dance, Armory,
4 p. m.
Student. Tribunal meeting, Room
318, Old Main, 7 p. m.
PSCA Freshman Forum, Room
304, Old Main, 7 p. m.
Grange meeting, Room 405, Old
Main, 7 p. m.
Portfolio staff meeting, Room
416, Old Main; 7 p. m.
Campus '43 meeting, Room 418,
Old Main, 7 p. m.
Alpha - Phi Omega meeting,
Room 318, Old Main, 7 p. m.
All-College Cabinet meeting,
Room 305, Old Main, 9 p. m.
_ Navy Air Corps moving picture,
"Wings of Gold," Room 10, Liberal
Arts, 7 p. m.
Intramural Boxing Champion
ship Finals, Rec Hall, 7:30 p. m.
Ppe-Med Society meeting and
social, Irvin Hall Lounge, 7 p. m.
PS C A Publicity Committee
meeting, Room 304, Old Main, 4:15
German Club-sponsored movie,
W Corner of Allen and Beaver 1
NITTANY PRINTING AND .
119 SOUTH FRAZIER STREET
Christmas Is Only
8 Days Away
Someone on your gift list will be need
ing a new pair of shoes. We especially
recommend Scotch leather for an out
standing footwear gift. Bottorf Bros.
has a variety of styles for your Christ
DROP IN AND SEE THEM
TUESDAY, -DECEMBER 17, 1940
Daily Collegian To List
Students In Infirmary
Following a plan already adopt
ed by many metropolitan news
papers, The Daily . Collegian will
introduce a bi-weekly feature en
titled "Infirmary Cases," in which
will appear the names; illness, and
condition of students Who are con
fined in the College Infirmary.
One of the main purposes of
the plan will be to inform students
about the disease that is most pre
valent on the campus• in order that
added caution may be taken to
guard against it.
At present only two students are
confined in the infirmary. Marian
G. Magill '42 is shoWing improve
ment following an acute upper
respiratory infection, while Roland
D. Bowman '42 is convalescing
from an attack of pneumonia.
"Toy and Glass Making," Room
121, Liberal Arts, 8 p. m.
Liberal Arts Student Council
meeting, Room 318, Old Main, 4
'44 independent meeting, Room
318, Old Main, 7:30 p. m.