The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, February 23, 1952, Image 2
PAGE TWO Countians Favor Airport; Would Use Tax Money Centre Countians indicated Thursday night they want a county &port and are willing to pay tax money to get it. These points came out of the results of a four-question poll taken of those attending the State College town meeting which aired the airport problem publicly for the first time. Poll results of the meeting were: Should Centre County have an airport? 186 yes, 21 no. Should tax money be spent for an airport? 138 yes, 66 no. Is the present Centre County Air Depot site suitable? 106 yes, 75 no. Are you a State College area property-owner? 166 yes, 46 no.: 330 Present These results showed a reflec tion of the opinion that was found earlier in newspaper and, tele phone polls by the Centre Daily Times. A total of 330 assembled at the meeting to hear a panel of ex perts answer a series of questions in an attempt to uncover all pos sible facts. Points brought out in the three hour session, sponsored by the Lions Club, showed that the Cen tre County Air p or t Authority favors a county airport and voted unanimously that it be in the State College area. Information uncovered at the meeting showed the College can not legally participate financially in the airport and will accept the authority's selection of a site. The College also has no intention of operating an airport anywhere, discussion indicated. COst Taxpayer $2.50 The authority reportedly con sidered many sites before it de cided upon the present Air Depot as the most practical. Comparative cost figures on the depot an d Black Moshannon, a location pre viously offered for establishment of the, airport, will be available later. Annual costs to the average State College taxpayer was es timated at $2.50. Meanwhile, there was a report that a group of State College residents is planning to circulate a petition protesting the use of the Air Depot as an airport site. Reports, showed much of the op position arose from the nearby location of the Corl street school and the safety factor involved. On the British coat of arms are pictured the thistle, the rose, and the shamrock growing on on e stalk. These are, respectively, the emblems of Scotland, England, and Ireland. Bibler's Cartoons Published In 25 Daily, 100 Other Papers By BETTY LOUX An eager kid wandered into the Collegian office the other day with a bulging portfolio under his arm. Asked us where he could find "Bibler, the art editor" . . . wanted to show him his work. Well, Stanford, Cal. is 'a long way off—that's where Dick Bib ler is at present. And the Colleg ian is just one of 25 daily and 100 weekly and semi-monthly papers that use the "Little Man on Cam pus" to brighten up their pages. "Little Man" Worthal, Profes sor Snarf, Louise, and the rest of Bibler's flat-headed joe's an d shapely girls had their birth at Kansas University in January 1946. The University Daily Kan san ran a cartoon contest, and af ter winning it Bibler found that it was a job of turning out a car toon every day. 38 States and Alaska In reply to a letter from a Col legian reporter, Bibler says, "Af ter about the first year other schools asked if they could run the cartoon too, so I thought that perhaps if I sent out a folder to schools that it might be a good solution to make some pocket money and - a chance to express myself." It turned out to be both, for the cartoon now goes to 38 states and the University of Alaska. Bibler bears no grudge against one professor in particular. Snarf is "just a composite of all ,the things I have run across in my travels," he says. "Something happens to me in class and in THE DAILY COLLEGIAN. STATE; •=I«,LEGE. Inkling Issue Underway Inkling, College literary maga zine, has entered the first phases of production, according to Edi tor Florenz Fenton. The coming issue will mark the second ap pearance of Inkling on campus. Five fiction pieces' and eight poems were sent this week to the Nittany Printing and Publishing Company to be set in type, Fen ton stated. He added that more were on the way. Inkling, the only. campus pub lication to make use of offset printing, will begin the second phase of production early next week. This will consist of pasting up the pages for photographing. A large crew of students is need ed to handle this production. Business Manager Robert Ley burn said that anyone interested in learning the offset process or in aiding in the publication of Inkling should contact Milt on Bernstein at 6876. Reading Trials to Be Held Try-outs for students to repre sent the College at the 'fourth Pennsylvania Inter c o 11 e g i at e Reading Festival May 1 and 2 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in 312 Sparks. Approximately 80 Pennsylvan ia colleges are invited to the fes tival which was originated by Penn State. Four representatives are sent by each school. Two of these read poetry, one drama, and one prose. The single representative for the Eastern Intercollegiate Poetry Reading Festival April 5 will also be chosen from those who sign up. Students prevented fr o m at tending the first meeting may register by giving their names to Miss Lloyd in 300 Sparks by Feb. 28. place of blowing my top to the prof I run home and draw a car toon about him." There are "a lot of fine profs too," Bibler says, ."but unfortu nately they just don't make for good copy." • Head Has Sores He finds it takes about 45 min utes to draw a cartoon, but "it is practically nothing compared to idea time." After drawing "at least 1200" cartoons on college life he finds it "awfully hard" to wrangle new ideas, even with the ideal environment of Stanford University. ."My head has many sores on it caused by banging against the walls," he says, and often he keeps an idea rolling around for six months before he finally finds the situation that will work on paper. The cartoons are not only read by. the students, it seems, for Bib ler says, "I get letters every now and then about some cartoon. Some of 'the high brass of a col lege thinks the cartoons are hit ting too close to home." Published Political Cartoon But to the creator of "Little Man" it is "mostly all in fun. My cartoons are either just plain `gripe' or 'slapstick'," he says. Bibler comes from Elk h art, Kansas, where his aunts whetted his appetite for art at an early age. At the age of 12 he had a political cartoon published in the Wichita Eagle. Although he was a "dang happy kid" at the time, Test Results Available Freshmen who entered the 7-ollege in February may .now. nave the results of their psy :hology tests, Dr. Robert G. Bernreuter, director of the psy :hology clinic, said yesterday. Interpretations will be made by' appointment, Bernreuter said. The clinic is located'in the basement of Woman's Build ing. Journ Students T© Inaugurate Press Dance An informal dance open to all journalism students and members of publications, and their dates, will be held March 22 at the State College Hotel. The Press Dance, the first af fair of its kind, according to chairman Robert Fraser, is being sponsored by Sigma Delta Chi, men 's professional journalistic fraternity; Theta Sigma Phi, wo m e n's journalism fraternity, and Alpha Delta Sigma, advertis ing fraternity. Tickets, priced at $2 a couple, will be sold by members of the fraternities. Individual invitations will be sent to students in the journalism department, and soph omore, junior and senior board members of Collegian, Froth, La Vie, and Inkling. Blanket invitations for Senior and Junior Boards will be sent to editors of all other campus publications. The Press Dance committee in cludes Charles Coffman, Fraser, Bettie Loux, Ernest Moore, Wil liam Prokoff and Joanne Wil liams. Alumni Reunion Being Organized For Mid-June The second class reunion week end will be held for returning Penn State alumni June 12, 13, and 14 with many classes having already organized local commit tees to make• the arrangements. The Alumni Institute commit tee, named by President Milton S. Eisenhower, is working on the institute program. The returning alumni will have headquarters in the West Dorms. Hamilton, Thompson, and McKee Halls will be operated as hotels for the weekend. he says there are "so many heart aches attached to this business of art, that I would be a happier in dividual (I think) if my aunts had never stuck a pencil in my hand."• During the war Bibler was in the Pacific with the Air Forces Air ways Communications and worked as a field artist for , the Pacific edition of Yank. After that he was graduated from Kan sas University with a fine arts degree. Working on MA "I decided that I couldn't make a living painting pictures," he says, "(I am quite aware that I can't make a living drawing car toons) so I decided that I ; would go to Colorado State College of Education." With an A.B. and teaching cer tificate he decided he wanted to teach in college. At present he is at Stanford University working on an M.A. In addition to teach ing, Bibler wants to continue drawing cartoons, and will keep up "Little Man," at least until the students get sick and tired of them." What with a wife and baby daughter to support (and another one expected in August), he has two more ambitions. One is to have a collection of cartoons pub lished sometime; the other is to try a metropolitan paper some time. Although he fears they might not think the cartoon hap general reader interest, Bibler hopefully says, "I think it would." VANTA Herberg Religion The Jew and his religion cannot be Separated because only as a religious group can the Jews survive in America or anywhere else, said Will Herberg, eminent Jewish layman, last night. Herberg spoke at, Sabbath Eve services at the Hillel Foundation Hillel Speaker Will Herberg Noted Layman To Close RR. Week Services Will Herberg,. noted Jewish layman, will climax the local Ob servance of Religion-in-Life Week by speaking on "Prophetic Faith in an Age of Crisis" at 10:55 a.m. tomorrow at Chapel in Schwab Auditorium. Herberg is known for his work in two fields, labor and social research, and theology. He is di rector of research in a large American Federation of Labor union. In recent years, Herberg's major concern has been theology and social philosophy. He has lectured at leading academic institutions, such as Cornell, Princeton, Har vard, Wellesley, lowa, and Jew ish Theological Seminary. Herb erg has written on social, political, and religious subjects. Among the works he has pub lished are "The Ethics of Power," "Bureaucracy and Democracy in Labor Unions," "The Political Theory of American Socialism," "Theological Issues of the Hour," "The Theology of Reinhold Nie buhr," and "Franz Rosenzweig's 'Judaism of Personal Existence'." Last September Herberg pub lished his book, "Judaism and Modern Man: an Interpretation of Jewish Religion." He is now at work on a study of the relation of religion to the social sciences. An autobiographical sketch of Herberg is to appear in the vol ume, "American Spiritual Bi ographies," to be issued soon by Harpers. 4 Local Speakers At Bucknell RILW Three local religious 1 eaders and a professor emeritus of his tory are now participating in the Religion-in-Life Week observanc es at Bucknell University. The Rev. Robert H. , Eads, min ister of the University Baptist Church, Rabbi Benjamin M. Kahn, director of Hillel •Foundation;.the Rev. Edwerth E. Korte, Lutheran minister to students on campus, and Dr. Francis J. Techan, pro fessor emeritus of history, are s e r vi n g as resident discussion leaders at Bucknell until tomor row. Bucknell's RILW pr og r a in, which began Wednesday; has as its theme, "Developing a Personal Religious Faith." Two Men Promoted By Pershing Rifles David Odiorne an d William Alich have been promoted on the Pershing Rifle fifth regiment staff, the regiment headquarters announced recently. Odiorne was advanced to the rank of first lieutenant and Alich was promoted to master sergeant SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1952 Says Jew, Inseparable By LAVONNE ALTHOUSE as part of the local observance of Religion-in-Life Week. His topic was, "The Jew and His Religiori— Can They Be Separated?" There is no secular basis of Jewish existence in America be cause America knows - no ethnic groups, and gives their existence no national status, Herberg said. Also, any cultural distinction which separated Jews from other immigrants when they first came tq America was merely tempor ary, 'he added, - Zionism was a popular founda tion for Jewish existence twenty to thirty years ago, Herberg said, but with the establishment of the state of Israel this vague theory of belonging, also dissolved. If religion is the only, basis, of Jewish survival and only religion can provide a sufficient reason for Jewish survival, we may then ask the question, "Why survive as a group?" Herberg said. T,wo fundamentals, of the Jew ish religion answer this, the schol ar continued. They are ultimate allegiance to God and the choice of Israel as a people of God with a special vocation- in history, he said. On these fundamentals is based the Jewish religion an d they offer the reasons, why Juda ism should survive, Herberg con cluded. Shapiro to Give 2d LA Lecture • "Cezanne—the Artist and the Man" will be the topic of a lec ture by, Dr. Meyer Shapiro at 8 p.m. Monday in 121 Sparks.' Dr. Shapiro's talk will be the second of the Liberal Arts lecture series. Dr. Shapiro, who is a lecturer in fine arts at Columbia Univer sity, held Guggenheim Fellow ships in 1939 and 1942. He has held.the position of associate pro. fessor at Columbia since 1946 and is the author of numerous papers in critical art publications.' Forestry School 2d in Country A recent c.e nsus •of forestry schools has shown that the Col lege'Department of Forestry ranks second in the country with an en rollment of 332 students. The New York State College of Forestry ranks first with 579 students while Colorado St at e College is third with 270. Oregon State College places fourth with 247 students. In recent nation -wide Civil Service examinations, the College was second both in the number of men taking the examinations and the percentage_of men' who qualified. Hillei Plans Meeting To Organize Choir All students interested in join ing a Hill'el choir have been in vited by Hillel to an organization meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the foundation. Any interested person unable to attend the meeting has been asked to call Harold Klemow, 2941. Burns Commends Penn State Film "This is Penn, State," a film re leased by the College, is winning favor and growing in popularity with high school teachers as a film used in guidance programs, according to Charles 0. Burns Jr., supervisor for six Maryland high schools. Burns advised the Audio-Visual Aids Library that the film had been - used by principals and guid ance teachers as background for a discussion on the subject, "Why Go to College." Burns said that he and the teachers felt the film was excel lent'for this - type of, program.