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It's a wonder why a college with a fairly large amount of Traffic
Engineering courses and students enrolled in those courses isn't
looking into the traffic problems in Meade Heights. It's a serious
question that desperately needs some constructive answers.
People in the Heights are very aware of all this and they will be
working with the Meade Heights Board of Governors to correct the
situation. The growing community of students, children, and cars
definately necessitates the initiative needed for a workable traffic
department of traffic. A department in charge of setting up traffic
lights at ail intersections in the Heights and on the way to the Main
Building, (no. 456?).
It would involve a full set of traffic lights; reds, yellows, greens,
and an assortment of arrows for left and right turns. In which case a
WALK and DON'T WALK light could be very useful. It would also
be an advantage for children and pedestrians that value their lives
too much so as to be killed while playing ball or studying for finals.
The program, of course, would call for a school crossing guard
and an experienced gent (like Mr. Paul) to oversee the busiest
intersections. (We at the READER feel that Mr. Paul is the only man
responsible enough to press the buttons that change the lights from
green to red).
This program, we feel, will create more useless jobs for more
incompetent people. In turn, it would give everyone more money
and a better chance for them to replace their present heating system
to ccal. Jobs Galore.
The Department of Traffic, (Student Affairs?) would carry a
whole entourage of people; secretaries for their secretaries, more
typists for more inter-department mail, wasted paper, and memos
and more paper. Beautiful. A while de-personalized structure for the
good of the community and the students. ( Just think of some
inter-office memo from some god on the second floor; "Too whom
it may concern: Good Morning.'')
That's what this school needs, people and more people that are
ready and willing to make the "Department of Redundancy
Department" more redundant. And that's why we need traffic lights
on campus. Because if we never become the de-personalized society
we should be, then how in the hell are we ever going to be human?
Turn off Those Lights
A nittany roar of approval goes out to Mr. Oswald and Mr.
McDermott for their ingenious plans to save some of Man's precious
energy resources. No shit.
Although we wonder why this program was not instituted prior
to President Nixon's plea, we would like to thank the administration
for taking the steps to curb wasted energy.
We at the READER have been turning out lights we feel are not
needed. We recommend that students, staff and faculty be on the
look-out for any and all unnecessary appliances, lights, etc. that may
be turned off when not in use.
Mr. Rorabaugh, head of Physical Plant Maintenance and
Operations, claims that by following the necessary steps we would
not only conserve energy, but also save money. Students' Money.
Perhaps enough money to plant some trees and install benches along
the new walkway.
(Mr. Rorabaugh's head is in a good place. In fact, he was
responsible for setting up some of the guidelines in the Energy Crises
But, amid all the praise, we just wonder why we haven't been
sensitive to this problem long ago. Nothing lasts forever and even a
day has to end SOMETIME.
The Capitol Campus Reader
The C.C. Reader is published by the students of
the Pennsylvania State University at Capitol Campus,
Middletown, Pa., and is printed by the West Shore
Times during the Fall, Winter and Spring Terms.
Opinions expressed by the editors and staff are not
necessarily those of the University Administration,
Faculty or Students.
Frank DeSantis & Charlie Holeczy
. . . Jim Bollinger, Doug Gibboney
Wanda Burkholder, Mike Nonnemacher,
.John Bradford Langdon, and all graduate
and Under-graduate students
With special help from Gerhard Reich and lots of
moral support from Bob Hetzel, Tim Jacobs and Bill
C. C. READER
OUT OF THE CLOSET
Tuesday, November 13th, at
Capitol’s own athletic field, the
first annual Yearbook Bowl took
place. Capitol Campus history
was made when for one short
hour the female to male ratio
was reversed. The former male
studs of our campus made a
stunning debut in their lovely
dresses. Blues, oranges, greens,
violets, pinks and other beautiful
colors made the team look both
provocative and pretty. Whereas,
their feminime counterparts
appeared on the field in blood
red numbered T-shirts.
Obviously, the Capitol Studs
(males) cringed at the sight of
the Nittany Nymphettes
(females). The Studs water girl,
Lynn Rothberg, had to revive at
least five of the team members
before the opening whistle.
Meanwhile, the Nymphettes
coach, Ed Beck, gave his team a
pep talk and then called for a
team prayer to God for Her
protection and help to be
The first half of the game saw
the excitement of both teams
scoring. The Studs picked up
numerous penalties, examples of
this are: too many players on
the field, off sides, and tackling
in a flag football game. There
was also a unique penalty given
to the Studs when one of their
players J. Hogan, was found in
the huddle with the Nymphettes
trying to pick up a body,
otherwise known as soliciting.
This incident cost the Studs 30
yards. The Nymphettes took
advantage of the situation and
went on to make their only
touchdown of the game, led by
their quarterback, Kate (Joe
Willie) Carey. The first half
ended with the score 6-6.
During half-time the Studs
did their famous can-can dance
and then raided the Nymphettes.
Miraculously, they managed to
score the final touchdown of the
game. However, their extra point
was blocked when C. Matter
jumped on L. Slepetz. In a last
ditch effort, Coach Beck sent in
his whole team but the move
was recipricated by Coach
Prager, who sent in all of the
Studs. The result was three free -
for - alls, one after a fumble by
the Nymphettes, the other two
for no reason at all. No one was
injured in these free - for - alls
and the Studs were grateful for
all the body contact. The game
ended with a score of, The Studs
12 - Nymphettes 6, and a
promise of a rematch for
Now for the line-up:
FOR THE STUDS - J.
Hogan, M. Leasher, B. Matthews,
PLIGHT OF POLITICAL PRISONERS TO OF SPOTLIGHTED
The plight of political
prisoners throughout the world
will be the focus of concern at
the monthly meeting of the
Harrisburg Foreign Policy
Association at Schindler’s
Restaurant in Camp Hill on
Thursday evening, November 29.
Featured speaker will be Mark
K. Benenson, vice-chairman of
Amnesty International of the
U.S.A. an organization which
works for tthe release of
political prisoners, protects their
families from hardship, and
seeks improved international
standards for the treatment of
prisoners and detainees.
Mr. Benenson’s talk, entitled
“Political Prisoners: A rebuke to
the Human Conscience,” is
scheduled for 8 p.m. It is free
and open to the public, and
questions will be entertained
from the floor.
Mr. Benenson, a prominent
New York attorney, has served
on the New York City Bar
Association’s committees on
labor law, admiralty, and
penology. Since 1968 he has
cochaired the subcommittee on
firearms regulation of the New
York State Bar Association’s
L. Slepetz, B. Hetzel, F.
DeSantis. J. Reich, R. Chimoch.
B. Lackman, T.
Gnap, E. Ganssle, J. Archibald,
T. Ward, B. Goodwin, B. Strauss,
V. Bevivino, V. Angelucci, H.
Michaelson, J. Keller, P. Selles,
and D. Laquittara. Coach was
Iris Prager, Water Girl: Lynn
FOR THE NYMPHETTES -
K. Carey, C. Cannone, I.
Turnier, W. Brodell, D.
Hasseman, W. Burkholder, C.
Cohn, C. Matter, T. Moore, J.
Stephy, P. Kelly, I. Halkias, Boz,
Injured players who could
not appear were: M. Kreiger, D.
Hribovski, and T. Brown.
Coach was Ed Beck, Trainer:
Clem Gilpin. Water - boy Bill
Officials: Tom Maoli, Dave
Kurowski. Scorekeeper: Agnes
There will be a party for all
members of the Ski Club on
Friday night, Nov. 30th. For
details, contact George Bishop at
944-1982. THINK SNOW.
Delta Tau Kappa, the
international social science
honor society, held a recent
meeting on November. 6, 1973.
A brief business meeting was
held whereby the main topic for
discussion was how to get more
DTK members involved in club
activities. Several possibilities
were mentioned, but it still
remains a fact-DTK needs more
support from its members!
After the short business
meeting, guest speaker Ray
Klein presented a short talk
concerning new areas in
psychology which he believed to
show signs of promise in opening
up new possibilities in the field.
The interesting talk highlighted
The next DTK meeting will
be held on November 27 in
Room W-309 at 7:15 p.m. when
DTK will “Roast Kay Starkey.”
Guest speaker Kay Starkey will
be on hand to give a brief talk
about herself, and students will
have a chance to a ask her any
questions they want about
anything. Dr. Starkey’s talk will
have a chance to ask her any
questions they want about
anything. Dr. Starkey’s talk will
be open to all students following
the DTK meeting, and will begin
at approximately 7:45 p.m.
committee on federal legislation.
In addition to his present
post with Amnesty International
of the U.S.A., Mr. Benenson has
served as secretary and
chairman. On behalf of the
organization he has lobbied at
the United Nations, written
Amnesty Action, the
participated in international
conferences, and dealt with
representatives of foreign
governments up to foreign
Amnesty International was
founded in 1961 by Peter
Benenson, an English barriester
who had involved himself in the
trials of political prisoners in
many countries but realized that
by himself he could help only a
fraction of the thousands of men
and women being persecuted for
their political or religious beliefs.
He launched an appeal to
organize practical help. Within
two months, representatives
from five countries had
established the beginnings of an
international movement. Today
Amnesty International has
national sections in over thirty
countries covering every major
region of the world.
November 26, 1973
We Love You
We love the paper and I did
tell you that before. It just keeps
getting better and better (but
you’re getting a bad attitude
about your reading audience).
Phoebe and Louise, "we love
A hashish shortage that has
plagued Central Pennsylvania
through most of the summer and
fall seems destined to continue
until at least Christmas. In a
recent survey of prominent area
businessmen, little hashish was
to be found and there was
virtually none for sale.
The major factor in the
shortage is a crackdown by
Federal authorities on the
smuggling of hashish from
foreign countires. Shipments
from Jamaica, Germany and the
Middle East have always been
vital in meeting the United
States’ demand but within the
past six months, record breaking
shipments have -been seized in
New York, Maryland, and
Louisiana. American soldiers
stationed in Europe are finding
it increasingly difficult to bring
hash back to the States. What
hashish does reach this country
is consumed in it’s area of entry.
An obvious answer to the
shortage would be increased area
production but few local dealers
are willing to go into that. Not
only is a great deal of marijuana
needed but a laboratory requires
more equipment and security
than most of them are willing to
invest in. Hashish production is a
risky operation especially in the
wake of the recent State Police
crackdown on dangerous drugs.
The only optimistic nott area
merchants see is. this .y N
record breaking , marijuana c p
and much of that is available for
College seniors will have an
opportunity to compete in the
Federal Service Entrance
Examination (FSEE) when it is
given on a walk-in basis at our
campus on November 28th.
Details about the on-campus test
are available at the Placement
During the past year 116
on-campus tests were given at 76
colleges within the Philadelphia
Region which covers five states
including this area. More than
2,300 men and women
competed in these tests and
more than 60 percent attained
an eligible rating.
The FSEE was designed with
the college student in mind. One
test taken one time in one place
opens the door to approximately
60 different and challenging
career fields in many Federal
agencies at locations all over the
Open to seniors and graduates
in any academic major the
program is appropriate for
students in all curricula except
Accounting and a limited
number of other technical fields.
This examination remains the
most popular avenue for
obtaining Federal employment.
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