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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
The Kent Stater READ—a new columnist, Alan Sophrin, on the editorial page of today's Stater. WEATHER—CIoudy, colder, rain changing to snow today; fair tomorrow. High yesterday, 41; low, 28. Volume XV, Number ifll z 568 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, Friday, January 12, 1940 1 Whole Number, 615 The Kent Stater Kent State University, Kent, Ohio The KENT STATER is published three times a weeK, Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the regular university year and weekly during the summer term. Publication suspended during vacations. Entered as second class matter, October 11, 1927, at the Past Office at Kent, Ohio, under the. act of 1879. Printed by the P. B. Bonsall Printing Co., 138 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio. The Kent Stater is a member of the' Associated Collegiate Press and Collegiate Digest. Represented by National Advertising Service, Inc., 420 Madison ®ve., New York. Subscription Price $2.75 Per Year Jack Watts (Phone 4325) Editor-in-Chief Joe Blair, Jr. (Phone 4325) Business Man...
Satire Reigns at Artist's Ball [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Satire Reigns at Artist's Ball Petty, Picasso Are Humorized Tonight in Gym Costumes representing everything from kings to clowns and decorations caricaturing the forms of art from Petty to Picasso will swing into harmony with Kyle Smith's music tonight at the Art club's Masked ball in Wills gym from 9 to 12. How one artist looks to another will be depicted by the Kent State artists in the satirical floor-show during intermission. Funny costumes, original costumes and pretty costumes will be out to take the cash prizes offered for the best in each class, as they •circle the floor. A1 Kieselbach, social chairman of the Art club and John Paulich have made arrangements for the dance. Jane Smiley, Lucian Lepkowski, Jimmy Martin, Jean Altmann and Roma Smith are helping. Miss Harriet Adams and guest, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Handley and Miss Mary Kathryn Boswell and .guest will chaperone.
Delegates Meet Here Tomorrow [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Delegates Meet Here Tomorrow About 60 students are expected to arrive tomorrow afternoon to participate in the Northeast Ohio Methodist convention to be held here tomorrow and Sunday. Students from Mount Union, Wooster, Oberlin, Muskingum and Baldwin-Wal-lace colleges and Ohio Wesleyan, Akron, and Kent State universities will participate in the rally. The conference begins tomorrow evening with a banquet at 6 o'clock in the Methodist church. Don Barss, Muskingum junior and vice president of the conference, will act as toastmaster for the evening. Sponsors of the local Wesley foundation who will be present are: Dean Arden L. Allyn, Dean Fren Musselman, Dr. Amos Heer, Dr. Frances Harshbarger, Dr. Foster Anderson and Forrtest Bryant. Afterwards the visitors will attend the Wittenberg-Kent State basketball game. Baldwin-Wallace college students will be in charge of Sunday jnorning devotions while Dr. C. B. Ketcham, Mount Union college president, will deliver the sermon on education. Cha...
Grant to Give Bird Lecture Here Tonight [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Grant to Give Bird Lecture Here Tonight An illustrated lecture on bird life by Cleveland P. Grant, director of the extension of the BakerHunt museum at Covington, Ky., will be given Friday evening, at 8 in the university auditorium. The program is under the sponsorship of the Odaka Camp Fire girls. Grant who was formerly with the Field museum of Chicago spent last summer taking color films of bird life for Paramount studios. He has spent 15 years studying and photographing bird life and has been commended for the artistic beauty of his pictures as well as for their scientific worth. Tickets may be purchased in the atrium from 9 to 12 this morning and from 2 to 4 this afternoon and at the door on Friday evening. Dr. Ralph W. Dexter, instructor in the biology department, also has tickets for sale. Prices are 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. * * * ~ Cleveland F. Grant
Dietz Solos First In Air Course, [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Dietz Solos First In Air Course, Donald Dietz, Kent State university sophomore of East Liverpool, Ohio, took to the air Wednesday on the first solo flight under the Civilian Pilot Training program. Dietz completed his required eight hours of instruction under commercial pilot, Kenneth Ropp, at Mid-City airport, and was declared by him to be ready for a solo flight. Followed by the envious eyes of his flight-mates Dietz made a take-off, one circle of the airport, and a landing equal to any soloing pilot's. It is expected that two or three other members of the first flight group will be ready for their first flight alone sometime this week. Thirty hours of ground schooling have been completed by the entire group at this date; forty-two have yet to be covered.
Debaters To Arrive Tomorrow [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Debaters To Arrive Tomorrow Final plans have been completed in preparation for accomodating student representatives from nine major Ohio universities and college tomorrow at the North Eastern Ohio Intercollegiate convention of Democracies to be held on the Kent State university campus. Case School of Applied Science, Western Reserve university, Mount Union college, Notre Dame (Cleveland), Oberlin college, Akron university, Baldwin-Wallace, Carroll, and Kent State university will be represented. Each school will side with a different country. The purpose of the convention is to propose a world federated union of democratic states. President K. C. Leebrick will deliver the welcoming address to the delegates, with William McFarlane, president of the Balwin-Wallace chapter of Pi Kappa Delta, giving the keynote address. James N. Holm, director of forensics, is in charge of the conference. The discussion will not be competitive, and no decisions will be involved. It is an opportunity for ...
Dr. Durant Views College, Immorality and Marriage [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Dr. Durant Views College, Immorality and Marriage College education is definitely of: value to the average person, if alone for the contacts that onb makes at college, Dr. Will Durant, renowned philosopher and author, stated Wednesday evening in an interview. Dr. Durant, who lectured later in the evening to more than 1,000 in the university auditorium on the marriage problem, modified his first statement by claiming that although college cannot give talent to anyone, it can develop that talent. He commended the impetousity of youth's burning desire to learn by asking questions, claiming that such persons are likely to succeed. "When I was in college, I didn't get the answers to my questions," Dr. Durant said, and continued, "instead, I was told I would find out when the time came." Immorality in the United States has not been increased by the depression, according to Dr. Durant, but he claims that the number of young folks who are economically able to marry has been reduced by "hard...
Shall We Adopt the Honor System? [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Shall We Adopt the Honor System? Students and Faculty Discuss Pros and Cons At 11 This Morning If you've had a qualm of conscience about your cheating" or someone else's, or if you have maintained a rule of strict restraint from cribbing and think you are a better man or woman for doing so, you'll have the opportunity this morning in assembly at 11 o'clock to tell the world about it. Students will have an opportunity during the first real ®Kent State university forum to enter into a discussion of the advisability of employing; the honor system for examinations at Kent State university. During the program which will be under the chairmanship of Prof. James N. Holm, instructor in the speech department, the case for and against the honor system will be given, a chance for an allstudent discussion will follow, and an opportunity to make a definite personal expression will be given each student at the end of the program by a written questionaire. Vincent McDevitt will present his reason ...
Campus Lights Improved Soon [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Campus Lights Improved Soon A lighting system covering the greater part of the campus is part of the building contract for the new science building, Dr. K. C. Leebrick, president of the university informed the Student council Monday. The fact that an adequate lighting system will be forthcoming before June was contained in a letter to the council, replying to the recommendation that a light be installed near the Training school building. Installation of a temporary light at present would cost the university 50 dollars, it was estimated by the construction company. According to President Leebrick, this money would come from student funds. Student council voted a recommendation for a temporary light j due to the fact that the winter | months make the poorly illumanit- | ed stairs dangerous. I
Here's the Calendar [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Here's the Calendar gTUDENTS and faculty of Kent State university now have an opportunity to express their views on the proposed calendar for the year 1940-1941. Several changes have been made in the usual schedule. The proposed calendar provides that summer commencement will be held at the end of the second summer session; that only one day be set aside for the Thanksgiving holiday; and that the Christmas vacation be lengthened to 15 days. The tentative calendar was drawn up by a faculty committee of which Registrar E. C. Stopher is chairman. "Any faculty member or student or organization having any construcive criticism to make about the calendar is urged to communicate with Dr. K. C. Leebrick," the announcement accompanying the proposed calendar, said.— JW PROPOSED CALENDAR 1940-1941 Summer Session, First Term—l94o June 17, Monday, Registration, 7:30 a. m. June 18, Tuesday, Class work begins 7:30 a.m. July 4, Thursday, Vacation. July 26, Friday, First Term closes. Second Term Jul...
In the Editor's Mail [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
In the Editor's Mail Dear Editor: WE art students are generally an easy going group of students. We don't gripe about small things like hydrogen sulphide gas from the chemistry department filling our art rooms in Kent hall during classes. We try to cooperate with the administration and use makeshift classrooms since we don't have an art building like other colleges and universities have. There is only one room on this campus that could be called an art studio, that is in the heating plant. Now, without notice, we have been bodily kicked out of that. After putting up with all the disadvantages during construction, and when we were beginning to be proud, of that, our only studio, we are evicted. It's not only the fact that we were kicked out that peeves us, we are willing to make room for progress, but the way in which we were put out gripes us. Our equipment was hastily packed and transported to the little gym where we now compete with scheduled gym classes. Some of the equipment was...
At This End [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
At This End By Bob Kenyon Wouldn't the diary of Marcia Johnson make excellent reading? First it was Ted Charles, wasn't it? Then it was Richard Dickey, was it not? Now 'tis Roman Wojno, isn't it? . . . while we're on the subject it seems as if Charles was taking his romance serious, seeing the Parson lately ... Is it true that Bill and Babs are knotted? ... Photographer Whalen, who believes in June in January, beefed about the first half of the Akron game . . . it seems as if he wanted some action. Is it true that Mary Weimer is the*."good luck" girl of the basketball (team? . . . Rumors of an explosion of one of the larger romances on the campus was spiked when Dale went to Ashtabula for the holidays . . . Bill Wagoner told us that the Ayeohs had an unwritten rule of not infringing on the other gal's date x . . .We wonder what has become of Casanovice Pierce and M. J. of Engleman . . . Bill McPhail is leaning toward Pretty Person Stilenbawer, who leans, as we hear, toward lanky Dic...
Mike Meditates On Campus Antics [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Mike Meditates On Campus Antics By Alan Sophrin * ' &lt;v •? ** ( '(Note:. The names used in the following are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, whether living or dead, is purely coincidental.) Dear Joe: * V * I have owed you a letter for a long time so I am writing this one to you. I got another job since I last saw you. It is working on a new building for a college in Kent, Ohio. It is a good job and we sure are putting up a fine building. The only thing that I have against this job is that I cannot understand these guys and girls that are going to the college for which we are building the building. They are nice people, I guess, only they are crazy. They are always griping about something. The other day I heard a black haired guy griping about the way that the girls fixed their hair and the way they wore their clothes. He was saying that some fellow Floyd sure had the right idea when he wrote in the Gaiter (that is the college newspaper, I guess) about the ter...
some say ... [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
some say ... By Nat Floersheimer FAH-LASH . . . word comes&lt; that the Kappa Mu Kappa fraternity has postponed its dance, which was set to be held on January 19, to the week following exams. In its place the Phi Alpha Alpha sorority is planning to have its Leap Year dance. The affair will be for pledge, active and alumnae chapters and gueits of the sorority. Louise Dugan, pledge mistress and Connie Parker, pledge president are in charge of all arrangements. Tuesday night the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity entertained members of the Beta Gamma sorority at (the fraternity house. Ping pong, pool, and dancing were on the program of entertainment. Refreshments were served. Back from a visit to the warm and sunny south is Bette Jayne Heath, Gamma Sigma Phi, who passed the vacation in Florida. Seems that all she got down there was a cold instead of a sun tanned complexion.
Commuters At Moulton [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Commuters At Moulton Carolyn Clawson, one of the vicepresidents of Women's league has been working industriously all this past semester hanging new drapes, painting chairs and walls, and covering the couches, in order that the commuting girls and off campus women might have a cheerful room in the basement of Moulton hall where they study, chat, or eat lunch. The room may be reached from an entrance in the rear of Moulton or through Moulton hall.
Dancing Dates Changed [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
Dancing Dates Changed Prof. G. J. Altmann has announced that country dancing scheduled for Friday, Jan. 26, 8-10 p. m. has been changed to Wednesday, Jan. 17, replacing the regular social dancing. Prof. Marie Hyde Apple and Miss Judy Marshall will be in charge of the dance with Stubby Sindeldecker and his Jolly Five furnishing the music.
New Pledges To Be Feted [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 12 January 1940
New Pledges To Be Feted Pi Gamma Mu, a national social honorary fraternity will initiate its new members at a banquet to be held at the Robin Hood, today at 7 p. m. Marvin Kohler will be the toastmaster. Marguerite Runk will deliver the charge, and Irene Osborne, the pledge. The following persons will be received into the fraternity: Robert Diller, assistant executive secretary of the Akron community chest; Dr. John F. Cuber, associate professor of sociology; Gertrude Duckwitz, Gordon Hostettler, Betty Pell, Nathan Rosenbloom, Leland Zahniser.