Dickinsonian Newspaper

Dickinsonian, October 5, 1939

President Corson addresses the 556-strong student body at Convocation. Belles Lettres announces that it will publish the Hornbook for the first time since 1934. Three foreign students (one Chinese, one French, and one German) are unable to come to Dickinson on schedule or at all, and another is unable to return home to France during the summer due to the escalation of World War II. The Dickinsonian, meanwhile, runs a poll whose results suggest that most students oppose U.S. involvement in the war effort and agree that the Allies will ultimately win. The Drama Club selects "Petticoat Fever" as its fall play. Student interest in a flight training program sponsored by the Civil Aeronautics Authority rises considerably. 91 men rush the College's 11 fraternities; 29 women pledge the four College sororities.