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Why Not? [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Why Not? To all upper classmen, the question of whether to observe proper dress regulations at dances is an ancient one. It's a very simple one, too. They simply wear what they want. But the freshman may not yet understand the problem. Tonight will be the first all-university dance. The administration has specified semiformal dress. In any other college this means that men come in dark business suits and women in semi-formal gowns. But last year at Kent it meant nothing at all. The administration hopes that this year it will be different. If students were attending any other social function they would observe their hostess' specifications. They would never appear at a formal party in street clothes. It would not be the courteous thing to do. So tonight it is hoped that students will put aside their personal preferences. The university is your hostess. Semi-formal dress is requested. That is what should be worn.
Freshmen Here and There [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Freshmen Here and There A thousand little freshmen (maybe many more) Stood in line all day and cried "My feet are getting sore." At every door there stood a guard (a very nasty guard) "You can't pass here," he'd say, "Without your little card." "Freshmen here" and "freshmen there'—'twas the order of the day And Mamma's precious darlings found Kent lift not all play. And when they'd stood in line enough (still so blythe and gay) Life's joys were ended —they had to stand in line and pay. How many freshies had to kiss the seal? The number isn't high But it made a lot of fun for those who were standing by. But the questions that a freshman asks and asks and asks And asks (there is no rhyme to the questions or this). As one freshman to another, we should remember that a freshman has other functions in life than asking questions, we hope. Of course, it is impossible to learn that 103 M is right next door to 104 M unless you ask someone. It isn't; it's across the corridor. Until one has su...
For My Own Pleasure [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
For My Own Pleasure By Sam Fogg Tradition in any guise whatsoever has always been a fetish here at Kent and I believe we are safe in assuming that by now Prof. G. Hazel Swan's green crepe paper extravaganza held in Wills gym is a tradition. For years, for the ostensible purpose of getting themselves acquainted, freshmen have bedecked themselves in streamers of paper to portray with astonishing regularity, mock weddings and burlesque football games. In a truer sense, the affair allows the upper classmen the opportunity to ogle at, and smack their chops over, an assorted swarm of freshmen dollies. * *• * So it was that Monday evening I stood in the gymnasium balcony, leering in a mild manner at the freshmen females and hoping that in time I might filch an ice cream bar or two. As I was about to pronounce mental judgment on the class of 43 as being quite adolescent, my memory went back past a goodly span of semesters to an evening when I, in turn, was once a self-conscious, green-ribbo...
Rushing Season Gets Under Way With First Round Robin Party [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Rushing Season Gets Under Way With First Round Robin Party Sorority rushing will be in full swing starting with the round robin tea this Sunday. The round robin takes the place of the annual Panhellenic tea and is the beginning of the organized legal rushing season. This will be the first opportunity for interested freshmen and transfer women to meet sorority girls and become acquainted with them. Under the direction of the Panhellenic association, the freshmen and transfer girls who have shown that they are interested in joining a sorority will be divided into seven groups. Each of these groups will have an opportunity to visit each house and they will all be given a schedule and a map showing the location of the houses and at what time they are expected. Girls attending the round robin are asked not to stay at any one house longer than twenty minutes; and Panhellenic emphasizes the need for the girls to leave the various houses promptly so that the tea may run smoothly and be a su...
Student, 19, Dies [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Student, 19, Dies Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Stow Church of Christ for Marian Ruth Franklin, 19, former Kent State university student. Miss Franklin died Tuesday evening in an Akron hospital following a two months' illness with a rare blood disease. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Franklin, she is also survived by a sister and two brothers.
Entertain Freshmen [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Entertain Freshmen An informal tea dance for freshmen was held Wednesday from 4 to 6 p. m. in Moulton hall. The men's union and the women's league were in charge of the affair. Upper classmen of the sororities and the fraternities acted as hosts and hostesses. Music was furnished by a four-piece orchestra.
Religious Societies Begin Activities [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Religious Societies Begin Activities The various religious organizations on the campus are planning welcoming programs for new university students Sunday and during the coming week. Wesley foundation, Methodist organization, has planned special programs for Sunday. Dr. A. L. Heer, director of the training school, will take charge of a student class in Sunday school at 9:45. Morning worship will be at 10:45 a. m. with Dr. F. C. Anderson, in charge. At 5:00 p. m. a fellowship luncheon will be held in the church basement and at 6:30 p. m. Dean Mary L. Smallwood will be the guest speaker on a student program. Her topic will be "Making the Most of Life." The Young Men's Christian Association on the campus has already elected its officers for the year and Outlined its program. The officers are Paul Gloss, president; Joe Calto, vice president; Dewitt Cox, secretary; and Dominic Tarantine, treasurer.
Thespians Seek New Members [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Thespians Seek New Members . Striving for 750 new members, the University theatre opened its 10th anniversary membership drive this week, according to Leonard L. Rodkey, Jr., manager of the theatre. Cups will be awarded to the sorority and the individual selling the most memberships. The membership, which costs $l, entitles the student to two formal dances, the privilege of trying for roles in the plays, two tickets to each of the four majog plays and participation in producing plays. Jack Harris, chairman of the drive, is being assisted by veteran members of the theatre and sorority women. New appointments on the theatre staff include: Leonard Rodkey, manager; Jack Harris, treasurer; Wanda Griffiths, chairman of the social committee; Mildred Maxa, mistress of the house and Ralph Wands, master of the house.
Some Say [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Some Say By Nat Floersheimer I'm tired! You're undoubtedly tired! And, the Greeks are positively tired! Registration has worn the best of us out, but at the present moment that isn't what I'm referring to. Last year's Taus, who now call themselves the GAMMA SIGMA PHI sorority, are both pleased and proud to show their guests around their new home on East Summit street. Likewise the KAPPA MU KAPPAS are sporting a new home these days. It houses many loyal KMK's and is situated over the hills and tracks on North Mantua, ("T" pronounced as in the word "Zebra"). Re-housing Underway The ALPHA OMEGAS, on Sherman street have also had a housing project underway. We've heard that they've accomplished a beautiful reupholstering job. The TRI-SIGS and DELTS have also been busy reconditioning their respective houses for the actives and pledges, both present and future. While on the subject of beautifying the homes, it came to us via the grape vine, that the GAMMAS are planning to have hanging gard...
Residents Named For Dormitories [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Residents Named For Dormitories Announcement has been made of the appointment of a new director of women's residences and three new dormitory head residents. These appointments were made in the summer and all have now assumed their positions. New director of residences is Miss Frances Maisch who comes to Kent from the University of Arizona at Tuscon where she was head resident. She has charge of all living conditions in the dormitories and all off campus houses. Miss Maisch has her A. B. from the University of Maryland and her M. A. in counseling from Syracuse. Miss Barbara Menges, head resident of Engleman hall, is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has her M. A. from Ohio university. She has taught, been a sorority housemother and part time assistant to the Dean of Women at New York State Normal School. Head resident at Moulton hall is Miss Kathryn Klink, who has her A. B. from Heidelberg and received her M. A. from Syracuse in June. At Summit hall 1, Miss Rosa Miller is...
Chestnut Burr [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Chestnut Burr The first meeting of the staff of the Chestnut Burr will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Kent Stater office. The staff meeting will be open to all students of the university who are interested in working on the university yearbook. Plans for the coming year will be discussed.
Frosh Men Feted At Two Smokers [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Frosh Men Feted At Two Smokers Pres. K. C. Leebrick and .all of the deans of the university welcomed the freshmen men at a smoker sponsored by the men's union, last Wednesday evening. Men enrolled in the liberal arts and business administration colleges met at the Rehire Hood while men enrolled in the college of education met at the Brady. Presidents of all the fraternities spoke. Cider and doughnuts were served for refreshments. The smoker was given in order that freshmen men could get better acquainted and in an effort to get them organized for the coming year. The men's union is launching luncheons for senior men to be held every Tuesday this year and hiking parties will be on the program Wednesday afternoons. Members of the men's union committee are: Dick Firth and Woody Barkett, co-chairmen, Vincent McDevitt, Harold Serne and Donald Sullivan. Harry Mount is the graduate assistant.
Powerful Line, Fast Backfield Give Starn Best Tearn in Decade [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Powerful Line, Fast Backfield Give Starn Best Tearn in Decade Porowski, Heichel Add Power to Forward Wall Lettermen Give Coaches Experience at Every Position; Eight Game Grid Schedule Opens With Lawrence Tech One of the stoutest and most formidable teams in the history of Kent State will march to the battle front when the Golden Flashes inaugurate their 1939 campaign, Saturday, Sept. 30, It is the consensus of the undergrads who have been watching the Flashes with interest that Starn's charges have "two-touchdowns" on at least five of their eight scheduled opponents. Forty-six men have answered head coach G. Donald Starn's call. Thirteen are lettermen which, with the exception of the end post, gives Starn a letterman for each position. Falcone, Sullivan Lost The more pessimistic of the early onlookers point out the loss of Kent's touchdown twins, Ernie Sullivan and Carm Falcone. If the coaches are worrying about this loss, it seems nullified when they grin and point out Walt Porowsk...
Wojno, Stewart Reject N. Carolina Athletic Offers [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Wojno, Stewart Reject N. Carolina Athletic Offers Their names are Roman Wojno and Dale Stewart. Both are built heavy for their height and they have the unique ability of swimming rings around their opponents. Wojno, as a freshman last year, gained national recogniti on through his terrific speed in the dashes. Setting pool records wherever he swam, he turned coaches' heads toward Kent State. When the coaches did put Kent on their lists they found Dale Stewart, who at that time was winning at almost free will. It was the prowess of this pair that caused the athletic department of North Carolina university to send them both athletic scholarships with all the trimmings. It so happened that both lads liked Kent State. Upon receiving the notices that they were eligible for scholarships it took them but a few minutes to decide that they would come back with Coach Ray Novotny who had given them their initial break.
Injury Jinx Hits Flash Gridders [Newspaper Article] — The Kent Stater — 22 September 1939
Injury Jinx Hits Flash Gridders Injury jinx, the hard-knock of all football coaches, is still staying with the Golden Flashes since the second day of practice. Nine grid players with high hopes of starting the opening game have felt the bad luck touch. Dice Alexander and Bob Wilson, both veteran lettermen are out for the remainder of the season. Among the other players are: Dominic "Mickey" Mittiga, suffering from a wrenched knee, Richard Kilbourne, who has an incomplete fracture of his left wrist, Jimmy Jones, Bill Jaccaud, Louis Cardinal, Leonard "Butch" Lifton, Bill Boliantz, Floyd Wicks and Leslie Netzen. Jack Tomasheska, Kent State baseball hurler, threw his arm out in attempting to make good a New |York Yankee contract. Keith Spriggel, who caught a St. Louis Cardinal contract, through his mound ability, stayed in Kent where he is employed by the local newspaper. There was a rumor floating over the campus that Willis Hume, All-Ohio high school quarterback from Alliance will don...