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. . Successor tO fl 4 .,/et ?' e , ?nit P l the Free Lance, • it Established 1887 - . --- . ..P.-.‘-. , :e. I . : 1855 . , VOL. 37—No. 62 385 Penalized $5 In Enforcement 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 385 violators. 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- Fines. imposed Approved absences Graduate students exempted 29 Withdrawn from college .-.. 24 Special students exempted . 16 Extensions granted 16 Total cases considered 628 tiate the apparent neglect of these instructors.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 sent. 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 list. 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 book. 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 am. 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 bunk. The fellow who starts to study WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1940, STATE COLLEGE, PA 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 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 minds." 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Ag School Movie Nears Completion 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 Penn State. 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 pacity. 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 hour. If .all else fails, a definitely suc cessful method is to get on _the 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 tion. 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 Association. They are-:. Conference Committee—Arnold _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 '4l. 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 '42. Reservation Committee Peter G. Fetzko '4l (chairman), Paul A. Doty '4l, and W. Rae Herrmann '4l. Sports Reservation Committee— Jack W. Brand '4l (chairman), H. tebniid Krouse '42, and Walter M.. Kniaz '4l. Invitation Committee—Marjory 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 publications. 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. Alumni Announce Vacation Dances 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 County. rgiatt 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Ad Run Twice Brings Three Rides To Texas P. W. Texas. 1,--a. m. Dec. 21, R.—Jan. 5. Phone 711, ext. 56-j. 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. 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111i1111111111111111111111111111111 New Bus Terminal Plans Reported 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 ian yesterday. 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, leasor. 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 Mountains." 1111 1 1 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 [ale News 1111 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 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 land. Cairo Communiques from the African battle front last night told of the rout of the entire Ital- Weafher— Cold, And Possible Snow 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 land. 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 State College. 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 included. 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 tained. ( & 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 ter seniors. 1 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 i Bulletins 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 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 complex.