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Progress Marks Review of 1939 Building Projects [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Progress Marks Review of 1939 Building Projects With the era of the thirties now reduced to mere history by the death of Old Man 1939, and with this, that, and everything being viewed in review, a glance at the changes and improvements on the campus and in the buildings of the university will show a face-lifting campaign that has been pursued with vigor. First in importance was the construction of McGilvrey hall, which will be ready for student occupation by the fall of this year. Dr. J. E. McGilvrey, president, emeritus of the university, first broke dirt for the new building on January 10, 1939.. From the $1,200,000 appropriation from PWA and the state i legislature for the new building, $lOO,OOO was used for the enlargement of the power plant. Another appropriation of $340,000 has been used to give Kent's back-campus a new appearance. Two athletic fields, for men and women, have been graded and seeded in the past year. New walks and driveways have been built, mainly the drive lea...
1939 Earns Prominent Spot in History [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
1939 Earns Prominent Spot in History University Students See Important Decade Pass Already acclaimed by writers, editors, and historians as a period jammed with world-affecting events, the year 1939 has slipped into the record books and a new decade is beginning. Whether true or not, each succeeding generation of human beings seems to feel that its eyes and ears have seen, read about, and heard the passing of the most unrestful, dramatic, and ex- citing period in the world's' history. We young moderns take the attitude that, even though we aire just entering a life of comprehension, we have already witnessed five or 10 important years in the world's development. Joins March of Time Of course this is not true, for, although some years take prominence over others in claiming important events, each passing year, decade, and even century, leaves its niche in the march of time. The year 1939, then, is one of those years which has taken prominence over many others. It has forced into the ...
Pictorial Review of Past Year's Events [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Pictorial Review of Past Year's Events • A Review of '39 'Twas way back in 1939 A. D. when all this started. Old Pop Time handed down a '39 full of rigor to students of Kent State university. 'Frinstance a jolly time was had by incoming freshmen, blowing into meters, waiting in endless lines and running and jumping for the De-Weese-Leggett Go. Bob Seese started his hullabalooed slot machine drive. While the drive wa3 progressing the Golden Flash football team was riding on the crest of a victory wave, but before you could say "Findlay," that came to a close. But all was soon forgotten as lovely Peg Carper turned the Homecoming Queen election into a rout. No sooner had the news of Carper's victory circulated well, than a sorority sister, Kay Suits, mocked Daisy Mae, and copped the Sadie Hawkin's prize. Then suh, along came lanky Mr. Lloyd and tendered a pet peeve that started the gals tossing strong verbs and well placed adjectives. Of course you have heard of the "Duke" as Ed Zink m...
Glancing Back To a Social '39 [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Glancing Back To a Social '39 January 1 to January 1 . .. . or from New Year's Ball to New Year's Ball might well title the 1939 social season... for that dance starts the ball rolling every year. Ending the first semester of 1938-39 with a bang, January brought the New Year's dance. The sophomores defied the Friday the 18 jinx with a Sweater Swagger. The Newman club formal and the All-Club dance rounded out the month. Sorority girls and their escorts danced at the annual Pan-Hellenic dance in March while in the same month the dormitory waiters had their first dance with Peg Carper and Jay McKinley reigning. Class Dances Each class had their night. The freshmen with a dance featuring Vincent Pattie's orchestra, the sophomores with George Hall at which time the most popular man and woman, Marge Dunfee and Arny Miller were presented, while the junior and seniors gave their annual prom, presenting Reita Mehlenbacher as Miss Kent State. Lowry, Engleman and Moulton halls gave their annua...
Sorority Women Vie Tomorrow In Card Tourney [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Sorority Women Vie Tomorrow In Card Tourney Twenty-four sorority women will compete tomorrow afternoon at the Captain Brady for the coveted Panhellenic bridge trophy. Strict tournament rules will be followed by the six sororities participating. They will play duplicate auction bridge and each sorority will have an advisor or representative there. Martha Driver, Dorothy Ruggles, Margie Hunt and Yonda Clark are in charge of arrangements for the affair.
Wesley Hosts At Conference Next Weekend [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Wesley Hosts At Conference Next Weekend Wesley foundation at Kent State university, will be host to the Northeastern Ohio Methodist conference when it meets here January 13 and 14. Student groups from Mount Union, Baldwin Wallace, Muskingum, Wooster, and Oberlin colleges and Ohio Wesleyan and Akron universities will participate in the Methodist rally. Charles Cooley, university senior and local foundation president, is student chairman of the affair. .He was elected president of the Northeastern Ohio conference at the Methodist Student Training conference held at Berea, Ky., last June. Assisting him are Ray Deming, who is in charge of the housing problem and Dale Ganyard who heads the registration committee. Mary Offenhauer is making the arrangements for the banquet which will be held Saturday, January 13 at 6 p. m, in the Methodist church. Arrangements have been made with the athletic department and Dr. K. C. Leebrick, president of the university whereby the visitors will be given ...
Van Wyen to Speak At Education Meet [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Van Wyen to Speak At Education Meet Prof. Adrian Vaif Wyen of the industrial arts department will speak before the Ohio Education association tomorrow in Columbus on "Planning and the Problem of Design in Industrial Arts Laboratories." He will discuss how possibilities in teaching an appreciation of good design and processes of thinking through a design can be used in high school.
Oscar Out of Hiding But Refuses to Talk [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Oscar Out of Hiding But Refuses to Talk "Oscar" the vanished skeleton, has - - after spending the Christmas holidays" ' the-Gods-only-know-where - - - returned to his lonely, waiting little hook in 109 M. "Oscar" is rather a bit the worse for his experience; footworn, weary and bearing traces of a lovely hangover, "Oscar" refused to comment to any extent on his strange absence. "I just got kinda tired of the whole damn mess," he wheezed when I interviewed him early Wednesday afternoon, "and decided that I'd go kick up my heels a bit." I tried to draw him out further but he was very reluctant to devulge definite information. "Really," he told me, "I think a little thing. You know, all these professors - - and many of them are just as dead as I, mind you - -- are perfectly free to rush out and go gadding all over creation during vacations, so why am I not so privileged? It isn't quite fair. You may quote me as saying that I spent the holidays with friends --- or relatives - - I don't ...
Four Initiated [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Four Initiated By Alpha Psi's Formal initiation services for Jean Ulmer, Jack Jenkins, Don .Taylor and John Powell were conducted by Alpha Psi Omega, na-' tional dramatic fraternity, Tuesday at 4 p. m. Following the ceremony, 18 of the fraternity left for Cleveland to see "Tuesday at Eight" at the Cleveland playhouse and then had supper together. Jack Harris was in charge of arrangements for the trip.
Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Here's wishing a Happy New Year to each and all of you My New Year's resolution is to satisfy K. S. U. And students wanting corsages and flowers for their teas. Now for your resolutions, when you make one, won't you please Resolve for early orders and with payments do the same I can't accept more debit slips or it's a losing game. Terese Green, Florist, 414 E. Main, Dial 4565. —adv. LETS BE FORMAL TUXEDOS and Tails Rented Complete SUN Cleaners and Clothiers BL-5422 14 E. Mill St. AKRON 3 *1 r ii / i O Romantic? There is always a cozy atmosphere at Shady Lake Log Cabin (Make Reservations for New Year's Eve.)
Page 5 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
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Soph Matmen Open Against Akron U [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Soph Matmen Open Against Akron U Complete Sophomore Lineup Faces Rivals An array of sophomore talent will represent the university tomorrow night when the old feud between Akron and Kent is renewed on the mats in Wills gym. The lineup for the match between the old rivals announced last night by Weeping Joe Begala is new to most wrestling fans. The only familiar faces will be those of Mike Karash, former Cleveland City champion, and' Walt Porowski, tough Cleveland heavyweight. Both of these boys appeared against the freshmen in the first meet •f the season two weeks ago. The Akron lineup for the tilt remains a mystery. Head Coach Douglas has not released the names of his starters. Kent State is expected to run into a surprise, for many of Akron's top wrestlers have had years of high school experience. Coach Begala gave the following lineup for the match: Don Sinn in the 121 pound class; Len Weisenberg in the 128 pound division; Joe Poust in the 136 pound group; Bill Palmer in the 145...
Purple Raiders Here For Conference Tilt [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 5 January 1940
Purple Raiders Here For Conference Tilt Mount Union's Purple Raiders will invade Kent State tomorrow night, fresh from a victory over Case, which was heralded in Cleveland as a "tune-up" foir the Rough-Riders. Coach Bob Wright's boys have won only three of their seven starts having been defeated by Washington and Jefferson, Miami, Slippery Rock, Pa., and Penn State. They have turned back Bethany Dayton, and Case, which was a conference tilt. The Methodists will be out to make it two in a row over the Flashes, having edged them last year, 34-32. The only common foe of both schools has been Penn State, and if comparative scores mean anything, Mount Union will have the edge in tomorrow's game, having lost to the Pennsylvania lads by a 31-24 score. The Raiders have five lettermen on this year's squad. John Cabas, a veteran forward of two seasons stands five feet six inches and is the speed merchant as well as general of the team. Cabas is the only member of the starters who is not bette...