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VOL. 37—No. 62
385 Penalized $5
Of Class Cut Rule
As the College administration's
new policy of clamping down on
absences, 48 hours before and after
vacations, received its first tryout
over the Thanksgiving holiday, the
Senate Committee on Vacation Ab
sences reported yesterday that
they had levied $5 cut fines against
Out of the 628 absences reported
by class instructors, only 155 stu
dents were excused, while others
were exempted because of a grant
ed extension or a special and grad
uate student rating.
Stilt lacking necessary faculty
cooperation, the Committee esti
mated that approximately one
third of the instructors failed to
report class absences. To substan-
Graduate students exempted 29
Withdrawn from college .-.. 24
Special students exempted . 16
Extensions granted 16
Total cases considered 628
tiate the apparent neglect of these
instructors. approximately 35 stu
dents filed exemption claims al
though they were not reported ab
On the other hand, the Commit
tee revealed, the students are not
complaining about the new . cut
fine enforcement, and most of the
petitions received concern those
who cut classes within the 48-hour
period and did not go home. .
If the student has shown evid
ence that he has attended other
classes following his reported a '1)-
sence, the Committee may - With:'
draw his name from the $5 fine
From petitions which were de
nied, most of them resulted from
lack of a dbctor's approval, insuf
ficient evidence of financial emerg
ency, and hunting absences.
All petitions for exemption must
be filed either with A. R. Warnock,
dean of men, or Miss Charlotte E.
Ray, -dean of women, within one
week after vacations.
Worried About Bluebooks?
Read Collegian Study Tips
Bluebook worries, below grades,
and posiibilities of flunking out of
college confront many Penn State
students as first semester rushes
to a close. Collegian as a special
service to its readers has gathered
a number of helpful suggestions
on how not to prepare for a blue
First, never begin to study until
the last moment. Fuss about your
room scanning Life magazines and
perusing Esquire. Eat apples and
waste time generally until 10
o'clock when Glenn Miller comes
on the air.
At the conclusion of his broad
cast you can settle down to leafing
the textbook until you feel the
urgent need for a hamburger ex
pedition. After you return from
this trip, put on your pajamas and
go to ted. If you are really tired,
.don't bother about the pajamas.
If you are one of the fellows
who has a reserved seat in an Ath
Hall lounge you- won't need any
other method of flunking your ex
Another procedure is begun, by
fortifying the constitution for a
long night's vigil with some Pitts
burgh poison brew. After due ab
sorption the subject is too uncon
cerned to give a damn about the
morrow and heads for the first
The fellow who starts to study
WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Prexy's Greeting Hopes
For Return Of Real Spirit
"We take this opportunity to
extend to you cordial greetings
of the season and to express the
heartfelt hope that before an
other Christmas has come and
gone the real spirit of the season
will have come once more to the
whole world," PreSident and
Mrs. Ralph D. Hetzel have writ
ten in their Christmas message
to the faculty and staff.
In the message, sent out
through the Faculty Bulletin, the
president wrote: "This year it
seems more appropriate to Mrs.
Hetzel and me to extend our
holiday greetings to the staff
more simply than in the past,
and through a medium which
enables us to put into words the
thought that is foremost in our
Ag School Movie
A three-reel movie covering ac
tivities of students in the School
of Agriculture is now nearing com
pletion. Filming of this picture has
been underway for more than a
year to allow various activities on
the College calendar to be covered.
Part of the movie has already
been presented on numerous occa
sions; partidularly before high
school students and graduates of
The film is available for show
ing by county agricultural exten
sion representatives, vocational ag
riculture teachers, and others who
understand . projector operation
Ano..th . e.tage. of can, be
tained for showing upon request
to Dean Stevenson W. Fletcher's
office at no charge.
None Hurt hi Crash
Although their cars were seri
ously damaged, David F. Smith,
the driver of a sedan, and E. F.
Meinsler '4l, driver of a coupe, es
caped injury in a collision at the
corner of Prospect avenue and
Locust Lane Saturday noon.
at - 5 p. m. and continues cramming
until 5 a.-m. is another -1 man. By
the time he gets 'to class he knows
too much for his own good and has
a stranglehold on his mental ca
Never miss a Dr. Kildare, a
Gene Autrey, Marx Brothers, or
any other movie: This is a sure
fire method. It never fails. It
seldom helps in calculus, Art 74,
Chemistry 4 or Physics 213.
Still another suggestion is to
turn the radio,on full force, stock
up with a can of Prince Albert, a
quart of milk, a box of crackers,
and prepare the setting for an all
night bull session. After you gave
satisfactorily settled the sex ques
tion and "what the devil's the
matter with Penn State." you can
throw the boys out. Then cram
until about 4 a. m. and make
ponies until 5 . , after which you
can tumble into bed. To make this
a really successful method the
dead-tired student should continue
to sleep right through his test
If .all else fails, a definitely suc
cessful method is to get on
staff of a College publication.
Then, while two bluebooks face
you the next day, you can train
by sitting up until 3 a. m. writing
drivel like this for the next edi
OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE
Cabinet Adds $2,000 To Lodge Fund ;
Construction May Start Next March
Also O.K.'s Committees
For State Convention
Committees for the Pennsyl
vania State Student Government
Association convention here on
February 21 to 23 were approved
by the All-College Cabinet last
night as submitted by Thomas C.
Backenstose '4l, president of the
_C. Laich '4l (chairman), William
B. - Bartholomew '4l, Jack W.
Brand • '4l, Harriet Singer '4l,
Adam A. Smyser '4l, H. Edward
Wagner '4l, and Elinor L. Weaver
Registration and Finance Com
mittee—William B. Bartholomew
'4l (chairman), L. Eleanor Benfer
'4l, Robert N. Baker '4l, Theodore
Rice '4l, Robert D. .Baird '4l,
Lewis C. Cavalier '4l, and Clarke
Wescoe of Muhlenberg, secretary
treasurer of the Association.
Orientation Committee—H. Ed
ward Wagner '4l (chairman), Ro
bert N. Baker '4l, Samuel A. Dum
'4l, Richard C. Peters '4l, and Har
riet Singer '4l.
Program Committee—W. Lewis
Corbin '4l (chairman), Frank J.
Flynn '43, A. John Currier '42, and
Richard M. Geissinger '4l.
Publicity Committee—Adam A.
Smyser '4l (chairman), Vera L.
Kemp '4l, and John A. Baer
Reservation Committee Peter
G. Fetzko '4l (chairman), Paul A.
Doty '4l, and W. Rae Herrmann
Sports Reservation Committee—
Jack W. Brand '4l (chairman), H.
tebniid Krouse '42, and Walter M..
A. Harwick '4l (chairman) and
Adam A. Smyser '4l.
Entertainment Committee —Eli
nor L. Weaver '4l (chairman),
George A. Parrish '4l, Bertha M.
Black '4l, and George Donovan.
In a discussion of a proposed
College radio station the Cabinet
voted 16 to 5 in favor of the sta
tion with the reservation that its
approval should hinge on the kind
of charter finally drawn. It was
indicated that the Cabinet did not
want the station to be a financial
competitor with existing student
Discussion of a Student Traffic
Board brought approval of a re
port advocating that such a board
be established. Details - remain to
be worked out.
See Editorial, Page Two
Penn State's festive activities
will hit a high pitch during the
coming vacation, highlighted by
three holiday dances which Alum
ni Associations of Hazleton, Read
ing and York are planning.
To raise funds for the Robert
E. Eiche Scholarship Fund, an All-
College dance has been arranged
by the Hazleton Center Alumni
Association and will be held at
the Altomont Hotel, Hazleton,
Christmas night. Music will be
furnished by Art Roger's orchestra
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Jack Heath and hiS orchestra
will play from'lo p.m. to 3 a.m.
for the Alumni dance at the Read
ing Country Club December 26,
Rex Rockwell's orchestra is
booked for the dance at .Hotel
Yorktowne, York, New Year's
Eve, proceeds of which will be
forwarded to the Penn State
Alumni Loan . Fund of York
Ad Run Twice Brings
Three Rides To Texas
P. W. Texas. 1,--a. m. Dec.
21, R.—Jan. 5. Phone 711, ext.
Run twice in last week's Daily
Collegian that ad, which cost 20
cents, brought the advertiser
three passengers for a Christ
mas trip to Texas.
'The Collegian incidentally,
lost money because, although
five times had been contracted
for, two times did the trick.
New Bus Terminal
Negotiations for building a post
house to be used as ,a bus terminal
on the west side of North Atherton
.street, just north of Railroad ave
nue, have been under way for two
years and are expected to be con
summated in the near future, it
was reported to the Daily Colleg
At present, according to the re
port, the Greyhound Travel Sta
tions, Inc. are drawing up the ne
cessary legal papers. Since the bus
terminal at the corner of College
avenue and Allen street will be
abolished by borough ordinance on
February 15, it is expected that a
final decision on the matter will
be'-niatie shortly. • - • -
Plans for the post-house have
been drawn up and opened to bid
ding by contractors. They call for
a terminal with a cafeteria and
post-room and space for loading 40
buses. The post-house will occupy
a lot 50 feet wide (not including
30 feet clearance on Railroad ave
nue) and 400 feet deep.
The location is within the com
mercial zone established by bor
ough council and local officials
have expressed unofficial approval
of the site. It has been pointed out
that such a terminal would not
interfere with traffic.
The lot is owned by Robert L.
Hamill of Punxsutawney and is
occupied by E. K. McClintock,
McGlashan To Speak
Donald W. McGlashan, instruc
tor in mineral preparation, will
speak at the monthly meeting of
the Mineral Industries Society in
Room 121 Mineral Industries at
7:30 p.m. today. A graduate of the
University of Idaho and the Mon
tana Schools of Mines, Mr. Mc-
Glashan will speak on "Mining
and Milling Practices in the Rocky
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London Lord Beaverbrook
spoke to the House of Commons
yesterday afternoon stating that
Germany was undergoing a fev
erish development in an attempt
to increase its air force by spring.
He pointed out that the urgent ac
tivity was for a spring invasion of
Britain and that though most of
the attempted invasion would
come from the air, England would
also be attacked from the sea and
Cairo Communiques from the
African battle front last night
told of the rout of the entire Ital-
PRICE THREE CENTS
$7,300 Now Available
For Mountain Cabin
All-College Cabinet decided last
night, by a vote of 14 to 7, to trans
fer approximately $2,000 from the
Interclass Sports ,Council fund,
formerly used to buy sports sweat
ers, to the mountain lodge fund:
1 The decision came after an hour
and fifteen minutes of heated dis
cussion. Ray M. Conger, instructor
in physical education, in charge of
plans for the All-College cabin,
outlined the situation to Cabinet
members. He was questioned for
more than half an hour on details
of the plan.
_ The appropriation by Cabinet
ensures completion of the central
section of the lodge which was
originally intended to come from
a $5,300 gift to the College by the
Class of 1939. Of the $7,300 now
in the fund, approximately $6,300
will be used for actual construc
tion and the remainder to purchase.
The site under consideration is
40 acres in size and located 600
yards north of the ski trail. The
lodge will be about five miles from
After the Cabinet meeting Mr.
Conger estimated that construc
tion will start sometime next
March and be completed in May.
He said that before detailed plans
are drawn the lodge must be ap
proved by the Trustee committee
on grounds and buildings.
The first section of the lodge
will consist of a combined club
room and dining room, 30 feet by
60 feet in size; and a basement
divided into a store. room and a
utility dining room. It is planned
to add two dormitories, a kitchen
and an apartment for the caretaker
at a later date.
The cabin will include . heat,
water and lighting facilities and.
will be able to accommodate about
15 men for overnight outings.
Limited cooking facilities will be
Mr. Conger told Cabinet that
there is no plan to get money for
the future additions to the lodge.
However, he said that the cabin
would be "so usable" he felt con
fident further funds could be ob
( & F Booklet Forms,
Fees Deadline Friday
The deadline for handing in
blanks and fees for the Commerce
and Finance employment booklet
has been set for Friday, B. Boyd
Harrington '4l, president of Delta
Sigma Pi, professional C and F fra
ternity, announced yesterday.
This booklet, sponsored by Delta
Sigma Pi, is for Commerce and
Finance seniors and economics
majors. It will be published this
year in time to benefit first semes
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ian forces from Egypt yesterday.
The English, with the aid of Aus
tralian and New Zealand infantry
troops,captured three forts around
the Bodia area.
Paris The liberation of Laval
and some reinstatement to his for
mer position was thought to be
under way in France last night.
Hitler's envoy to France stressed
the fact that Hitler wanted Laval
freed. If Petain follows the or
ders of Adolph Hitler, the entire
French set up may take on a new