C.C. reader. ([Middletown, Pa.]) 1973-1982, October 11, 1973, Image 1

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in Meade Heights
Front and center in the
Spotlight is the condition of the
houses in Meade Heights. The
disgusting rundown and
unpainted appearance of the
houses has been shoved in the
corner too long.
As you drive into the Heights,
many of the houses have newly
painted sheds in a rainbow of
colors. The lawns are well
trimmed and any visitor would
be very impressed.
As you drive to the other end
of the Meade Heights, the houses
are noticeably more rundown
and many of the sheds are not
painted or if they are, simply
painted white.
It also troubled the C.C.
Reader that the time involved to
repaint the sheds is quite long.
Does it really take one to two
days to paint a shed? Well, that
is the time the painters are
taking. If twenty sheds have to
be painted, it would take forty
days to complete the task,
barring any bad weather.
Forty days? The world was
destroyed by a flood in forty
days. Ironical isn’t it.
The condition of the external
areas of many of the houses also
needs improvement. One house
has a huge poison ivy vine
covering the corner as one steps
out the door. Another is missing
half of its screens. And yet,
another has a pile of dead foliage
behind it.
Brown streaks cover the
ceilings; marks and cracks cover
the walls; huge discolored areas
cover the floors in many of the
houses. A good painting job
would cover a multitude of the
ugly problems. Several students
have become so sicken by their
environments, that they resorted
to repainting part of the house
by themselves. Housing supplied
all the needed material but
offered no other help.
Many of the lights are burnt
out or lamps are missing. The
silverware is usually handed
down from the people who
previously lived there or one
has to supply his own. The
dishes are cracked and useless.
The garbage disposal stinks. No
cable for the TV.
Housing blames students -
students blame housing.
The Reader feels that there
should be more improvements
made in the Heights by Housing.
The entire place does not quite
measure up to the yardstick
given in the lease description of
living facilities.
Many of the students feel
that they pay quite a large sum
each term. A house of four
people pay $220 per month for
that house. At this price,
students should expect more
than what they are given - which
is not much.
One suggestion the Reader
can give to Housing may solve
some of the complaints. Many
students are earnestly seeking
for on-campus employment. If
Housing needs help to improve
the Heights, why not hire several
of these students to repaint the
houses, and do some repair
work. This solution would
benefit both sides. Something
has to be done. This problem has
gone to long ignored.
** * *
The first comprehensive
evaluation of the spray irrigation
method of disposing of sewage
effluent, under study at The
Pennsylvania State University
for more than ten years, now is
available in print.
*• * •
SJSA Elections Commg Up
By Bob Hetzel
Student Government
Association elections for Junior
department and at large Senate
seats are slated to be held
Thursday, October 25 from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gallery
Lounge. There arc 9 seats to be
filled; 6 department seats
(Math-Science, Social Science,
Education, Humanities,
Engineering and Business) and 3
at-large seats.
Each individual must run as a
candidate for his or her
department’s seat. Those
individuals who receive the
highest number of votes in each
department will be designated
that department’s Senator. The
remaining candidates will then
be listed in order of the number
of votes received, regardless of
A Plea for Mass - Transit
By Jim Bollinger
Last spring, after years in the
red, the Harrisburg Railways
Company decided to fold its
problem-plagued bus service,
apparently curtailing the only
mass-transit system available in
the Harrisburg Area. Realizing
the enormity of the situation,
Mayor Swenson seized this
development as an opportunity
to further a personal dream of
his - to create a
municipally-owned mass-transit
system to serve the
Metro-Harrisburg Area. After a
relatively short period of
deliberations with Dauphin and
Cumberland County
representatives, the Capitol Area
Transit System was born. CATS
was formed to supplant the
obsolete privately-owned bus
system with a publicly-owned
system designed to fit the needs
of the Dauphin-Cumberland
metropolitan area, and to ease
the traffic congestion choking
the city and suburbs every
Since its inception, the
Authority’s programs have all
been aimed at only bus
transportation. They have
promoted and even attempted to
improve it. They have instituted
almost no really major changes
in the system itself, which has
gone nearly unchanged for the
past 20 or so years. Many of
these minor programs have at
least satisfactorily met their
goals, as far as they’ve gone.
THAT, however, is the main
point; they haven’t gone far
Having now achieved their
primary objective of keeping the
buses running, it is now time to
take more dynamic action to
Get a Job
University Park, Pa. - The
liberal arts student would do
well to gain some practical
experience in his future career
field before his graduation from
The advice comes from 1970
graduates of the College of the
Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania
State University, polled in a
survey conducted by the Liberal
Arts Student Council.
John A. Casciotti, of
Altoona, a senior in political
science, said that the survey
brought response from almost
one-third of the class of 1970
Internships, practicums,
independent study projects,
summer jobs, student activities,
and volunteer work were all
named as valuable supplements
to classroom education and also
impressive to prospective
The respondents also
suggested including some
business knowledge in their
liberal arts education, especially
in such fields as accounting,
October 11,1973
his or her department standing.
The highest 3 will then be
designated as the Junior at-large
Senator. There is one at-large
seat for each 200 Junior
undergraduate students. The
current Junior undergraduate
enrollment is 731.
The main requirement for all
candidates is that he or she be
registered as a full-time Junior
term undergraduate. Candidates
also are required to submit a
petition of 25 signatures. In
signing the Senatorial petitions,
Junior and Senior
undergraduates are not
permitted to sign more than one
petition from each department.
The petitions can be picked
up in the S.G.A. room W-104 or
from any member of the
Election-Screening Committee.
give Harrisburg a truly adequate
mass-transit system. The
Harrisburg area is most fortunate
in that, having once been a
major rail center, it has been left
with a fine foundation for the
type of mass transit which has
been most successful in the big
cities, rapid rail transit.
For those of us who must
drive to and from school every
day, getting here can be one big
pain-in-the-neck. The bus service
provided to Middletown is both
rare and expensive (65 cents one
way), and travel by car can be
both time- and gas- consuming.
However, we have right here on
campus the vestiges of the rail
system which once served the
old Olmstead A. F. base. This,
coupled with the other railway
facilities left to CATS provides
an excellent base for a superb
metropolitan transit system.
Rail transit has long been a
solution to the problem of
getting thru crowded metro
areas quickly and easily. With
railroad beds criss-crossing the
countryside and rolling right
thru the areas of the city, all
that remains is to put some
trains into service and all the rest
should come easily. This,
however, is what CATS has
apparently failed to recognize,
and as a result, the whole area
must suffer. With effective rail
service, the journey from Capitol
Campus to almost any part of
the metro area would be greatly
facilitated, providing quick and
hopefully inexpensive
transportation to and from
school for commuting students,
and giving resident students
greater access to the attractions
of the Capitol City, such as they
and business
Over 90 per cent of the
respondents were satisfied with
their jobs, finding them exciting,
rewarding” 8 ’ 3 ” d financial,y
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** * *
The members are: Chairman Bob
Hetzel, Sr. Social Science
Senator; Barb Longe, Sr.
Engineering Senator; Peggy
Vanderslice, Sr., Education
Senator; and Patty Nevine,
S.G.A. Secretary.
Screening procedures will be
initiated at 7 p.m., October 16,
in the S.G.A. room W-104. All
candidates are required to
attend. If a prior commitment
on the part of a candidate
prohibits his or her attendance
at the s screening session, an
alternate date for those so
affected can be set up by
contacting the chairman of the
committee, Bob Hetzel, 829 B
Nelson Ave., (944-0844). All
elected Senators are expected to
carry at least a 2.0 grade point
New Computer
Science Option
George Gumas, Clifford
Mason, John Redingtin, and F.
X. Splane are members of the
committee to implement a
computer science option on a
graduate and undergraduate
level. The course will be an
interdivisional education effort,
or in other words, it will not be
classified under any specific
curriculum. The course will
provide a broad educational
scope and will focus on the
operation of computers. The
latter including programming,
systems analysis, and operations.
If enough people show
interest, the course will be
offered in the winter term.
Juniors in particular are urged to
participate in the undergraduate
program. All interested
undergraduates and graduates
should see Dr. Splane in room
** * *
The C.C. Reader has cried,
crawled, and pleaded with
people to help the newspaper.
The paper is not what it should be
- the student’s voice.
Our staff is pitifully small and
we really do need help. If
anyone is interested in doing
some newsy work, we need
reporters to interview faculty
members, gather the minutes to
club meetings, and general
school news.
If you are an artist, we need
cartoon writers and illustrators.
Are you a poet? We would like
to publish your works.
Are you a wizard in the
kitchen? The Reader is sure that
the students in Meade Heights
would appreciate some simple
and tasty dishes.
If you have any ideas,
suggestions, or complaints, the
Reader welcomes all of them.
Drop your articles in the
Newspaper office W-104.
** * *
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 - Ski Club’s All Day Bake Sale in
Vendorville. - 9 p.m. Bowling at Middletown Lanes.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 - First day to file for Pass/Fail - Closing
date for testing for admission to Business Grad Study.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 - 3:45 Mass in the Student Center.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 - 6:30' Head Shop.- 6:30 S.G.A.
Meeting in the Gallery/Lounge - 7:30-9 p.m. Martial Arts in the
Athletic building.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 - Football Team Registration Ends 5
p.m. in the Rec/Ath building- 7 p.m. M.H.8.0.G. Meeting at the
Middle Earth - 7:30 p.m. Slimnastics in the Rec/Ath. - 8 p.m. “The
Candidate” at the Student Center - Last day for Pass/Fail - Last day
to drop a course.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 - 12 noon Chess Club Meeting
Gallery/Lounge - 9 p.m. Bowling at the Middletown Lanes.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 - Closing date for N.T.E. - 7:30-9
p.m. Martial Arts in Rec/Ath Building - 9 p.m. Bowling at the
Middletown Lanes.
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On Thursday, October 11 and
Friday, October 12, a table will
be set up in Vendorville for all
students who are interested in
starting a new campus
organization, Campus Crusade for
Christ. At this time free copies
of “Good News for Modern
Man,” a contemporary version
of the “New Testament,” will be
available for all students.
Anyone with questions should
contact Caddie Labar in Meade
Each week there are several
types of religious programs on
campus. Rev. George W. Hough,
an Episcopal minister is available
to students from 1 to 3' p.m.
each Tuesday in the Counseling
Starting Sunday, October 14,
a Protestant service will be held
each Sunday in the Student
Center at 2:30 p.m. The
Catholic mass will still be
conducted at 3:45 p.m. as
already announced.
A listing of area churches and
service times is available in the
Student Affairs Office W-103.
** * *
CLEP Exams
Mary E. Gundel, Admissions
Director at Penn State’s Capitol
Campus, announced that the
College Level Entrance
Examination will be offered at
the Middletown Campus on
October 20 at 8 a.m.
Two kinds of CLEP exams
are offered monthly at this
Central Pennsylvania Testing
Center. The general
examinations measures
achievement in five basic areas
of Liberal Arts - English
composition, humanities,
mathematics, natural science,
and social sciences - history.
Deadline for filing applications
for these exams is October 17.
Persons desiring to enter
college at an advanced level with
credit for material learned
outside the formal classroom
may take the CLEP
examinations and have the
scores sent to the college.
Capitol Campus and many
other institutions of higher
learning in Central Pennsylvania
grant academic credit for the
CLEP exams. Persons wishing to
take the exams should inquire at
the institution they wish to
attend as to whether credit will
be accepted for the CLEP
examinations, the specific
examinations to take, and the
scores required for credit.
Applications may be obtained
by contacting the Office of
Admissions, Capitol Campus.