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From all indications, there
will be no mandatory activities
fee next year after all. Following
his meeting with university
president John Oswald at main
campus on Monday, Provost
Robert E. McDermott stated
that fact. In addition, the
parking fee will again be elevated
to $7.50 , beginning with the
summer term.
McDermott said he could not
get the controversial mandatory
activities fee, as proposed by the
Student Government
Association, past Oswald. The
provost did not specify any
reasons why Oswald turned
down the proposal. The SGA
recommendation called for a five
dollar activities fee with the
stipulation that the university
give SGA money from a parking
DeSantis and Holeczy
named Co-editors
Frank DeSantis (left) and Charlie Holeczy have been appointed
Co-Editors of The Capitolist for 1973-74. They are pictured here
following the formal announcement.
R.W. Bonaker
Frank DeSantis and Charlie
_have been officially
appointed Co-Editors of The
Capitolist for 1973-74. They will
assume their duties with the first
issue of the fall term.
Both currently serve as
associate editors of the weekly
publication. Frank first came to
Capitol during the winter term
and was staff photographer and
"copy boy" before being
elevated to his current post,
while displaying a distinct
writing ability. Charlie, whose
real name is Charlotte, became a
staff writer • during the winter
term, covering the education
programs ; both have been active
with the campus Photo Club.
Frank, a resident of
Philadelphia, attended Peirce
Junior College before coming
here. He was a staff member of
the Peircetonian, the school
paper. He was also editor of The
Soliloquy, Peirce's literary
magazine. Frank is currently
enrolled in the Humanities
Charlie did her earlier school
work at Muhlenburg College in
Allentown, writing for the
school paper there. She was a•
resident assistant and played
hockey and lacrosse. She had a
double major in pm-medicine
and english while at Muhlenburg.
Charlie has had articles
published in the Times Herald in
Norristown. While at Capitol,
she is majoring in Humanities
ing Fee .$1.50 again
activities fee next year
fee which was to be set at $2.
Both charges were to be levied
on a per term basis.
The provost said SGA will
receive funding next year at 97
per cent of this past year's
allocation of $13,000. He also
said the Cultural Programs
Committee will be revitalized
and this year's $6,000 budget
will be funded by 97 percent. He
hinted that the committee will
be turned over to SGA control,
but facts were not definite.
The magic 97 percent figure
also represents the level at which
the entire campus will operate in
1973-74. Earlier speculation had
it that Capitol's budget would
have to be trimmed to 94 per
cent of this year, in accordance
with a directive issued by
Oswald in the light of a financial
crisis facing Penn State next
and International Studies.
Both have some definite ideas
for the paper for next year.
They contend that news articles
will continue to be informative
and that more feature articles
will appear.
** * *
Art exhimi
nil open
The works of two
Pennsylvania State University
artists are currently being
exhibited in the Gallery Lounge.
Paintings of Charles W.
Gibbons, 111, instructor in oil
painting at the Altoona Campus,
and Frank Eugene Kowing, Jr.,
graduate assistant at the Museum
of Art at University Park, will be
on display through June 1 at the
Gibbon's works shown are
thimarily figute studies done in
oil, water color and chalk and
wash media. He has had previous
exhibitions at various Maryland
and Pennsylvania museums while
pursuing undergraduate work at
the Maryland Institute College
of Art and graduate work at
Pennsylvania State University.
The oil paintings shown by
Kowing present an interesting
contrast to Gibbon's in that they
are primarily earthscapes and
window series. His works have
been shown in museums in
Holland and throughout
McDermott also said it is
possible SGA may get more than
the 97 per cent, as Oswald
reportedly realizes that this
campus has not received proper
funding in past years.
As for the reinstitution of the
$7.50 parking fee, McDermott
said there was nothing he could
do. He emphasized •that the fee
is a figure set by the board of
trustees for all of the
Commonwealth Campuses.
McDermott had lowered the fee
to one dollar for the current
term only to "draw attention"
to what has been termed an
unjust levy. He had done so the
the ninth week of the winter
term when faced with an SGA
backed boycott of the fee.
McDermott related that the only
way he could get even the 97
percent from Oswald was to
back down and let the $7.50 fee
Traffic Accidents
net $1,500
R.W. Bonaker
Two major traffic accidents
occurred on campus last week,
according to James Paul, Chief,
of Security. The combined
accidents resulted in damages
totalling an estimated $1,600.
The first accident happened
early on the morning of
Wednesday, May 16 on Nelson
Drive in Meade Heights. The
parked auto of Mickey Wolfson
was reportedly rammed by a
campus resident, whose name
was not released by Paul, and
damages estimated at near $3OO
were incurred to the right front
fender. Wolfson's 1969 Pontiac
Catalina was evidently hit hard
as part of the front end was
knocked over the curb. Wolfson
reported the accident to campus
seirity and the Lower Swatara
Township Police at
approximately 7:00 a.m. that
day. The student who hit
Wolfson did not report the
accident to Paul until 2:30 p.m.
on the 16th, when the case was
resolved. No charges were
perferred against the student in
question, pending action by the
respective insurance companies,
Paul said. The vehicle which hit
Wolfson's auto was a red 1968
Pontiac. Damages to that vehicle
were estimated near $6OO.
The second accident occurred
last Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
during the Music/Arts Festival.
A motorcycle proceeding east on
Q Street near the Meade Heights
walkway failed to negotiate the
curve and sideswiped a Buick
sedan, severly damaging, both
vehicles. The operator of the
bike, who is a campus resident,
was taken to the hospital by the
Lower S w atara ambulance
service. He was held for
observation and was
subsequently released. The
operator of the Buick is a
resident of Middletown. Names
were not released by Paul. Paul
said no charges "were preferred"
in the, accident, 'which brought
an estimated $6OO damages to
both vehicles.
The father of Dr. Iftobert J.
Brown, Associate bean of
Faculty, died Wednesday
evening, May 9.
Funeral services were held in
Miami Shores, Florida.
The staff of The Capitolist
wishes to express its sorrow at
Dr. Brown's loss.
Summer term registration
The following Advanced Registration System has been approved
by the Division Heads and the Records Office for Summer Term
1. Student makes an appointment with his adviser. 12th & 11th
term Tuesday, May 29. 10th term - Wednesday, May 30. 9th Term -
Thursday, May 31. Bth and 7th Term - Friday, June 1.
Registration will not be accepted in the Records Office before
these dates.
2. Registration materials will be available in the Records Office.
The student will be checked against the admissions list and hold list.
Z. A daily class enrollment sheet will be available each morning to
all faculty.
4. Adviser and student complete No. 2 Card.
5. Student goes to Finance Office (Room 120) for payment of
tuition and parking.
6. Student brings completed No. 2 Card and his paid tuition form
to the Records Office.
7. The pink No. 6 class admit cards are given to the student
8. If a student has selected a course which is filled, he will then
return to his adviser immediately to select a new course, then return
to the Records Office to complete the processing.
9. ID Card is validated.
10. Master card information is checked for accuracy.
11. Those receiving Veterans benefits will complete appropriate
12. A memo would be given to the student so he would
understand the new registration policy.
Upon completion of this procedure the student DOES NOT have
to return to registration on June 22, but rather reports to his courses
on the first day of class. All change of schedule will be accepted
following the normal drop/add procedure. If the student chooses not
to attend class, a withdrawal form must be submitted, and 20% of
his tuition payment must be kept by the University.
Arts Festival goes despite
Sunday rain
R.W. Bonaker
Despite the rainout of
Sunday's rock concert, the
Spring Music/Arts Festival came
off with a bang. Well, maybe
maybe not a bang, but a rumble.
The other events were smoothly
run and were well attended,
excepting the folk festival on
Saturday. No more than 4,500
attended the event, which was
directed by the hard working Pat
The Festival began last
Thursday with a concert in a
packed Gallery Lounge.
Performing were the
Philadelphia Chamber Soloists,
minus their oboist. Despite that
abscence, the concert of classical
music was a joy to hear, even as
the hearings investigating the
Watergate case were being aired
in the T.V. Lounge across the
hall. The program was sponsored
by the Cultural Affairs
On Friday night, the Social
Affairs Committee presented a
film festival in the Student
Center, featuring the classic
anti-marijuana film "Reefer
Madness." Other films presented
were "Never Give a Sucker an
Even Break" with W.C. Fields
and "Brand-X" , The latter was
both a satire and a portrayal of
life among young people in these
days and times. It was enjoyable
for some, and not so enjoyable
for others. "Our Gang" shorts
were presented throughout the
evening to highlight the showing.
Approximately 225 people were
in attendance. At one point,
after 10 o'clock, the Student
Center was filled to the extent
you couldn't put another person
into the place with a can opener.
Saturday was bright and
sunny and all was in readiness
for the folk concert. However,
due to technical difficulties, the
event began 90 minutes late.
"John Krumm" was the initial
performer followed by "Straight
Grain," "American Standard,"
"The Dimeler Brothers,"
"Sunrise," and "Country." In
contrast to last year, there were
relatively few problems with
traffic and drug abuse, as the
crowd in no way approaLheil-the
over 25,000 which attended a
similar event last year. Many
Festival officials felt the small
crowd was attributed to the
limited publicity, as was
specified by the Campus
administration. Yet, many
campus residents were not in
attendance as demonstrated by
the number of picnics in Meade
Heights during the afternoon.
The block party occurred
Saturday night in Meade
Heights. Rock music was
provided by local groups in the
recreation area. The "Stage" was
the driveway of the residence of
Bill Dougherty, Enriio Trent,
Bruce Katz and Tom
Tra ma nt i no. Many people
attended a kegger which was
held on Nelson Drive. In
expectation of much traffic into
the Heights, traffic was
restricted between 7 and 11 p.m.
to campus residents in
possession of a car pass.
Unfortunately, the event
which was to climax the Festival
went down the drain as the
Sunday Rock Concert was
washed out: Dan Perini and his
group had labored hard to line
up some fine talent. Originally,
the concert was to be staged at
the Main Street Gym in
Middletown in the event of
inclement weather, but there
were seats for only 1,200 people
at the gym, consequently the
rock concert was cancelled.
Those involved with the
festival are optimistic about a
bigger and better event next
year, as evidenced by the sign on
the door of W-103, "Home of
the Spring Music/Arts Festival,
Court seeks justices
The Student Court is seeking
ineterested candidates for
vacancies for next year.
Applicants must be 10th term
seniors in the NI term.
Students should be interested
in the judicial processes and
must be willing to spend a lot of
time on cases. Four justices are
needed and one will probably
become chief justice.
Please sign up in the SCIA
Office until the 30th.