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First PWA Check Arrives [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
First PWA Check Arrives The first portion of the Public Works Administration grant for the construction of McGilvrey hall was received recently by Business Manager B. F. Renkert. The check, in the sum of approximately $291,000 is 25 per cent of the total grant alloted to the university for its building program [by the Federal government.
Marriage Problem Is Durant's Subject [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Marriage Problem Is Durant's Subject Will Durant, famous philosopher, author, and traveler wil speak on "The Problem of Marriage," Wednesday, January 10, at 7:30 p. m. in the university auditorium. In his lecture Durant will deal with the antiquity of maritial discontent, evolution of marriage in correspondence with economic changes and the moral aspect of current experiments. Dr. Durant has traveled twice around the world, numerous times to Europe, and 30 times across the United States. He received his Ph. D. from Columbia university in 1917 where he became an instructor of philosophy. In 1935 he began teaching philosophy at the University of California. For 13 years he was the director of Labor Temple school, New York, where he learned by necessity, the art of making difficult subjects intelligi-! ble to popular audiences.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
To students, faculty, employees, administration and friends of Kent State university: The happiest of New Year's is the wish of Mrs. Leebrick and myself. We hope that the vacation season gave you opportunity, not only for feasting and recreation but also for contemplation upon the real meaning of the Christmas ceremony we have been celebrating. It is possible for there to be inward peace for individuals and for peace to prevail among men, even if there be not peace among nations. Let us all make 1940 the best possible year for each of us and for our university. Sincerely yours,
Missionary Speaks [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Missionary Speaks Rev. Jennings Patterson, missionary to the Belgian Congo for seven years, will address the Wesley foundation Sunday at 6:30 p. m. in the Methodist church. Patterson, a cousin of Pat Patterson, who was a former local and state Wesley foundation president, will speak on "Mission Work and Native Life in Africa." Motion pictures will be shown.
Plans for '4O Ball Completed [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Plans for '4O Ball Completed Miss 1940 and the Old Man With the Scythe Will Welcome Guests Alf Bottomley's Orchestra Will Play With Father Time and Lady New Year leading the receiving line, students will be welcomed tonight at the 18th annual presentation of the university New Year's ball. From 9to 12 p. m. Alf Bottomley's orchestra will play in Wills gymnasium ta start the university's 1940 social calendar. Although the new year is already five days old, the ball, s since 1922, has been held on the Friday following New Year's day, and this year the tradition will again be observed. The atmosphere surrounding the dance, however, will bring back the holiday feeling. Huge noisemakers and streamers will form the background for the decorations, lending an air of the recently passed New Year's spirit. The affair is to be semi-formal and admission is by activity ticket. Marjorie • Thompson, of the Women's league, is general chairman of the danc§ and heads a committee composed of members o...
Scientists Elect Cunningham Head [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Scientists Elect Cunningham Head Prof. Harry A. Cunningham, head of the Biology department, was elected president of the American Science Teachers association, at the annual convention held in Columbus, December 27 and 21. Professor Cunningham has previously served as vice-president and secretary to the association. Receiving his bachelor's degree at Muskingum college, Professor Cunningham took graduate work at the University of Chicago for his master's degree and recently finished the course-work and tiesis toward his doctorate at Columbia university.
Dress for the Ball [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Dress for the Ball the university is sponsoring the annual New Year's ball. This dance, which is open to faculty and students, is usually one of the nicest dances held during the year. As in the past, dress for the ball is semiformal. This means long dresses for the women and optional apparel for men. The committee in charge would like to make this an outstanding affair, and would appreciate it if the students would dress to compliment such a dance. —CP —K—
A Man's Reach [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
A Man's Reach JN the Saturday Letter dated December 30, 1939, written by Dean R. E. Manchester, there is printed a fine menage. The letter praises highly the man who might easily symbolize the gospel "that a man's reach must exceed his grasp." That man is Dr. John E. McGilvrey, president-emeritus of Kent State university. The faculty and those in higher educational circles know of the zip and enthusiasm with which Dr. McGilvrey has helped to build our university. And, to the student, he is a fairy godmother, who contributes his share in trying magically to get his favorite child that which it wishes. He hoped fpr Kent, and now sees it growing scholastically and physically. McGilvrey hall is dedicated to Dr. McGilvrey in appreciation for his efforts. The future will enrich his work.—CP —K—
Time Moves Fast [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Time Moves Fast 'J'HERE is a mountain in Mexico called "San Diego" from which one can view the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Today, the world stands on such a mountain. In these first few days in the new year, it can look back to the past year filled with war, famine and destruction, and to the future with its uncertainty. Likewise, the individual can look back to a past and forward to a future. What he sees in the past can move him to greater achievement, or it can drag him down. Time moves fast and the first few months of the new year slip by quickly. What will occur this year must result from a survey of the past, and an immediate resolution for a brighter future.—• CP —K— J»HERE is need fqr a light or two guiding the motorist along the new Engleman hall drive. Slippery weather presents its own hazards, and illumination here would lessen them. —K—fpHANKS to the administration are in order for the repair to the steps in Merrill hall.
How to Catch Colds: A Correspondence Course [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
How to Catch Colds: A Correspondence Course By Berta Kernen IT was only a little cold when they started; just a common little cold that wasn't bothering anybody. Something to be sneezed at. But they wouldn't leave me alone. No, they had to start picking. So whab hab I godt dnow? And sudch a liddle dime dill Chrisdmas, doo! And it always has to happen this way. First, housemother asks me where I Got It. I don't know, but housemother has very fertile imagination. Immediately suggests at least 10. different places in less than that number of minutes. Asks me if I realize the cold habit is unnecessary? I do not. This stimulates her imagination further. Wonderful display of remedies immediately paraded forth. If I would drink my orange juice in the morning, if I would wear my hat, if I would dress decently, (or did Lloyd say that?), if I would do something about it, I would never have a cold. Tempted to suggest that she has been known to have colds herself ,but remember in time that peop...
On Campus This Week [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
On Campus This Week Friday, Jan. 5 Play rehearsal, auditorium, 7-10 p. m. New Year's ball, Wills gym, 9-12 (1). Saturday, Jan. 6 Panhellenic bridge tournament, Captain Brady, 2-5 p. m. Basketball game, KSU vs. Mt. Union, Wills gym. Wrestling meet, KSU vs. Akron university, Wills gym. Sunday, Jan. 7 Speech department, auditorium, 1 p. m. Wesley foundation, Methodist church, Speaker Rev. Jennings Patterson.
A Letter to F.D.R. [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
A Letter to F.D.R. (Editor's note: This open letter to the President of the United States won first prize in the recent Men's union column writing contest. It was written by Alan Sophrin, junior in the College of Liberal Arts). ' / f ■ &gt; *.»•,* * Kent State University Mr. J. College, Kent, Ohio, President of The United States, White House, Washington, D. C. Dear Mr President: I, who write this letter to you, am only a half baked college student whose whole interest is absorbed in college and in college life. The test ia sociology on Friday, the mid-semester deficiency slips; how and with whom I shall amuse myself over the weekend, and how I shall finance said amusement worries me much more than the great national and international issues that are worrying my parents, my newspapers, and my government. However, through this collegiate haze that I have about me, has penetrated some inkling of what is happening. I have become aware of the fact that the nations of Europe are e...
Battle of Beauty Rated No. 1 News Story of Year [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Battle of Beauty Rated No. 1 News Story of Year From the first dance of the crowded New Year's ball on January 6, through a succession of ballots and beauties, graft and grades, politics and parking, until the final whistle of the thrill packed Ohio Wesleyan basketball game on December 20, students were treated in 1939 with as full a reading menu as has ever been presented to the university. From the numerous news events of the year, the Kent Stater staff, after much discussion, listed the 10 most important stories, from the students' standpoint. These 10 events were: t Battle of Beauties. All of Kent's fairest, pulchritude primped, posed, and prayed for several weeks only to be defeated by Akron's bevy of beauties. 2 Grading of Professors. Another "worm turns" story, with rather disastrous results for several professors and a sad awakening for many others. 3 Graft on Campus. Once again several professors took it "on the chin" as the Kent Stater revealed all about exhoribitant price...
Thrills, Joy, Sorrow—All Part of '39 Sport Parade [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Thrills, Joy, Sorrow—All Part of '39 Sport Parade By Lincoln Hackim Thumbing through the 1939 sports season at Kent State university - - - a season of swell assignments filled with joy, sorrow, disappointment, thrills, victories, and defeats. Probably the most outstanding feature of the past year was the series of injuries which beset Coach G. D. Rosy Starn's varsity basketball and football teams. The Golden Flashes opened the&lt;s court season last January with a veteran aggregation and hopes were decidedly high for a successful campaign Then Dame Fortune frowned and a series of injuries dropped the Golden Flashes from the pedestal achieved through early triumphs. New Team Enters Fray As a result a new team took the floor 'for the Golden Flashes headed by Wayne Griffith, Max Conner, Joe Le Chaix, Sheldon Helmick, Bert Davidian, Dan Gulgin, and Bill Boliantz. The Flashes ended the campaign with 12 victories in 23 starts. The team scored 847 points while limiting the oppositi...