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Pennsylvania State University at Capitol Campus 10
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Volume 14, N 0.6
Harr 's Son
By Kathy Kern
The keen spirit
Seizes the prompt occasion,
makes the thought
Start into instant action,
and at once
Plans and performs,
resolves and executes!
Hannah Moore, Daniel
During his two years here, electrical
engineering student Harry H. Moyer has
lived up to Moore's quotation on occa
sions too numerous to mention.
Throughout Harry's junior and sen
ior years at Capitol, he has participated
in an impressive list of extra-curricular
activities, including being a student
reprtesentative to the faculty council, a
member of the Provost's Committee for
Student Welfare, a member of the
President's Council (he acted at times as
acting secretary), junior engineering
senator in the SGA, Chief Justice of the
Student Court, a weekend R.A., helping
the I.A.A.'s Model United Nations, plus
participating in a host of other activities.
But perhaps the activity that Harry
is best known for campus-wide is his role
as Editor in Chief of the C.C. Reader.
Now, after nearly two years at the helm
of the student newspaper, Harry has
handed over the authority to Assistant
Editors (now CO-Editors in Chief) Bill
Neil and Dave Caruso, and is preparing
During his term as Editor in Chief,
Harry has seen the paper grow and
Bill Bertolet (right) swears in new I
WNDR Station Manager Dave Despres I
(left). Also pictured above are the!
other 1981-82 WNDR officers: Dave 1
Caruso (assistant news director), Bill !
Nei (news director), Gary Pellett (chief'
engineer), Bill Engel (production super-1
visor), and Mark Hammaker (broadcast !
Not pictured are Mark Chaser (pro
gram director), Kevin Spiegel (music
director), and Mark Wolf(accountant).
READER Photo by Mark W. Clouser
change in several ways. Entertainment
features, such as puzzles and horoscopes,
as well as columns aimed at faculty
interests, are among the new items the
paper has developed during his stay.
The out-going Editor commented
that the relationship between the paper
and the Campus Relations Office has
improved during his tenure, yet he
added that the,relationship between the
paper and the faculty advisor "has
Another change Harry has observed
during his stay as Editor has been the
decrease in obscenities in the Reader.
But perhaps the most noticeable altera-
tion for the paper has been its layout.
"Before I was Editor, there did not seem
to be any consistency," said Harry,
adding that the layout is really impor
tant, since it determines how the paper
is received by the students.
Many people find it unorthodox that
an engineering student could be editor of
a newspaper that is usually associated
with humanities majors. But for Harry,
becoming editor was as simple as walk
ing into the C.C. Reader office and
asking to help with layout. From there,
said Harry, he was immediately asked to
be editor, adding that his "inquisitive
nature" helped him to be considered for
As an engineering student, Harry
said that his experiences as ditor have
taught him something that is important
in any kind of work: to stand behind
one's own decisions. He commented that
he is never personally offended by
Rites of Spring
By Dave Austin
"It was all Sharkey's design that won
the race," said David Faust, pilot of this
year's winning bathtub in the annual
Capitol Campus Bathtub Race.
"Not really, it was the whole second
floor (Church Hall) that won the race,"
said bathtub designer Robert Sharkey.
Penn State's Society of Automotive
Engineers (SAE) sponsors an annual
bathtub race. Wheels, steering systems,
braking systems, along with other modi
fications are added to the bathtubs. The
bathtubs are then powered by people
pushing them on a 1.1 mile course full of
turns and hills.
It was Sharkey who motivated sec
ond floor Church to participate in the
race with his persistent attitude of
designing and building the tub over any
obstacle. "The first problem I had to deal
with was where to build and house the
bathtub until the race," Sharkey said.
Another member of the floor secured
permission, at Sharkey's insistence, to
use the maintenance facilities at Capitol
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beginning of Fall Term 1981.
remarks abqut a certain issue of the
paper, since his job as Editor has taught
him that "a man has got to know his
limitations" in a role such as his.
In meeting the goals he set for the
paper, Harry said he feels satisfied that
he did his best, but added that he was
lacking in some areas, such as the idea to
have the paper mailed to commuting
students. This task ran into complica
tions and was erased from the drawing
As for the new Co-Editors in Chief,
Bill Neil and Dave Caruso, Harry re
marked that,he does not expect them to
do things the same way he did, but
stated that he has confidence that they'll
do what they can to the best of their
abilities. "I think they have a realistic
sense of responsibility," added Harry.
Dave Caruso is one person who has
observed Harry frustrated and agon
izing over the problems and responsibi
lities that being editor of a college
newspaper can bring. Yet Dave has also
seen Harry somehow manage to resolve
any situation in the end, despite his
hectic activity and class schedule.
"He's a machine--definitely one of the
most energetic people I know. He never
stops working. When I look up the word
'dedication' in the dictionary, I expect to
see Harry's picture," commented Dave
on how Harry juggles his schedule and
still manages to put out a newspaper.
"On top of all that," Dave offered, "he's a
helluva nice guy."
Bill Neil has also been prepped by
Harry to take over the paper in full once
Campus. "That was the first step in
getting other people involved," Sharkey
Then, as Sharkey needed tools and
help with labor, he went to other
residents of the floor. "As I asked
people's help they would come and look
at my design and get interested enough
to come over and lend a hand," Sharkey
By the time of the race, runners were
recruited from the floor along with a
driver. Everyone on the floor chipped in
75 cents a piece to cover the costs of
paint and a front tire for the tub.
Sharkey proudly watched as his tub
finished the race in first place, pushed
and driven and built by the boys of
second floor Church.
As the tub crossed the finish line, a
parachute borrowed from a member of
the floor opened and brought it to a halt.
Sharkey's design was successful, but
what Sharkey was even more successful
at was galvanizing 40 people to achieve a
And Sharkey did ,it.
SUMMER TERM HOURS
8 June 1981
the editor graduates. "The one word that
describes Harry? Amazing! He's in so
many activities that he even uses a
calendar book to help him remember all
his appointments. But even though he's
always on the run, he's still been a great
help to everyone on the staff."
Kevin Spiegel, one of the sports
editors, also had a one word description
of Harry. "Bizarre! Harry is the type of
guy who, if there is a new organization
on campus, he would be involved in it."
As he leaves the paper, Harry knows
it was frustrating at times and that the
job "certainly had its ups and downs."
But is he relieved to finally put his hectic
and demanding schedule to rest?
"Yes," answered the graduating sen
ior. But he added that he still wants "to
be able to do a good job while getting as
much out of life as I can."
And would he do it all over again?
"Definitely!" Harry quipped, again ad
ding that he wants to do all he can in life.
Harry has taken a position at Poto
mac Electric Power Company as an
associate engineer. And it will not come
as a surprise to anyone on the paper-or
anyone else who knows of Harry's
activities--if he somehow manages to
equal his new job schedule with the
hectic routine he had at Capitol.
We on the C.C. Reader would like to
wish Harry much luck and success with
his job at PEPCO, and we thank him for
the great help and encouragement he
has been to us.
And Harry, for Pete's sake, get some
Photo by Steve Myers