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Strike! and the familiar sound
of the “maples” splattering to the
floor opened the first night of
competition for the Behrend
Center Bowling League. Berry’s
Central Recreation Alleys was the
scene of many an effort to put the
balls in that 1-3 pocket. For most
of the girls, the weaker sex you
know, it was really an effort to
toss those twelve pounds of miner
alite down the alley.
The out of town students,
particularly those from the Pitts
burgh area, must think we in Erie
are uncivilized. When Mr. Thurbon
informed them .that our league
would roll tenpins, all you could
hear was, “What, no duck, pins?”
and “Don’t they have duck- pins
here?” I think for the most part
though, they liked our “Primitive”
tenpins. Everyone that is, but John
Pagonis. He was worried to death
trying to figure out how he was
going- to get his thumb out of the
hole when he threw the ball.
Mr. Gottlund is a right sprite
bowler, considering the fact that
he is a math teacher. The pin-boys
were really giving Miss Ficker a
•hard time. They insisted on setting
the pins up on the alley instead of
in the gutter where she seemed to
think they should be.
In spite of the fact that there
was a little confusion before we
started as to who was on what
team and where the teams would
bowl, we finally found our respect
ive groups and were soon engaged
in a funfilled two hours of play.
I feel that lam expressing the
thoughts of the whole league when
I thank Mr. Dave .Thurbon, our
advisor, for this splendid work in
getting this sport organized so
Quickly and efficiently here at
Don Beal led the scoring for the
night, pounding out games of 169,
187 and IT7 to take the high
series honors with a flashy grand
total of 533. This total helped the
Ravens to triumph in one out of
three games against Schaffner’s
Pelicans who managed to squeeze
out two victories in spite of the
opposition. A 1 Liebau of the Eagles
banged out the day’s second high
est total, scoring an even 500 series
on games of 155, 177, and 168.
■Single game laurels, fell to Jim
Mullard, however, who spilled the
maples for a ringing 189 game.
Now leading the league with
three games and no losses to their
credit are the Penguins moved into
the front by thumping Gibb
Brownlie’s Loons three straight.
The best balanced team to operate
oh’-Berry’s alleys were the red-hot
Cardinals who smashed out a
team total of 1680 pins. Next came
the Eagles, captained by Harry
Slieimer, as they toppled the wood
for a big 1624 total.
Gene Sundberg’s Cardinals pull
. ed-down the highest team single
§s>game, also, by rapping out a 636
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Students Will Decide Name of
Recreation Center at Behrend
What is Your Choice?
score while taking two out of three
games from Mr. Platon Gottlund’s
faculty dominated Hawks.
Tied for second in the league
behind the Penguins are the
following teams, all of whom
managed to salvage two victories
from the night’s activities: Eagles,
Cardinals, Ravens, and Ducks.
TEAM - W L
Penquins 3 0
Cardinals 2 1
Ravens - 2 1
Eagles 2 1
Ducks 2 1
Owls 1 2
Pelicans 1 2
Hawks 1 2
Buzzards 1 2
Loons 0 3
It was 6:30 and.there was not a
drop of water in the faucets.
There usually isn’t when every gal
in the dorm is trying to take a
shower. What was the big occas
ion? It was an hour before the boys
were to pick up their dates for the
hayride! Sweaters, jeans, and
saddle shoes flew all over the
rooms. Finally, the time came and
the gals sat quietly awaiting their
handsome escorts. Several car
loads took off for the Townline
bam. Unfortunately four couples
were without rides. 'With the kind
assistance of Miss Painter, the
jeep, and Mr. Balmer, the rest of
the gang got there just in time
to see the first wagon pull out.
The first load started out with
quite a lot of noise and confusion,
but shortly things quieted down.
Just ask the two Judys! Ruth and
Nan held on tightly to their dates
from Gannon, while every time
Kip moved Nan Weston got a
knee in her ribs. In turn Joan and
Don got booted in the head. As
usual Frances Finesod got stepped
on every time she said a word or
moved. Not a word was heard
from Jeannine and Jim or Betty
Lou and A 1 but John Spierling kept
the party -gay as he frequently
commented on the weather. A
word of advice: never put more
than 20 couples on a wagon, it
isn’t comfortable!! A very short
45 minutes later, the first wagon,
now sagging in the rear, pulled
into the bam escorted by Shep.
The Balmers, Miss Painter and the
rest of the gang piled in for the
second trip. All I can say about
that ride is “I still don’t know
who won the fight.” When .both
rides were over, we generously
helped ourselves to hot dogs, cocoa
etc. A little sad of eye we realized
that the evening was' about over.
We piled into the cars once more ]
THE NITTANY CUB
At a Glance!
By Dunk Zimmerman
Congratulations to “Behrend’s
first Basketball Team” who beat
an aggregation of Erie Strong
Vincent Alumni 37-27. Stalwarts
on this squad were big Jim Mullard
and A 1 Liebau, who incidentally
are both former Vincent stars of
Mr. Demp is now getting the
gym classes organized with most
of them participating in regular
games during their own. periods.
Wesley Methodist Church has been
the scene of most of this action.
Hooray! The new ping pong
table is now in action. “Professor
of Instruction” is Miles Harvy
with several others showing skill,
Sal Dickson among them.
Attention all outdoor sports
lovers, the baskets are up on the
old tennis courts (courtesy Mr.
Demp) and the volleyball courts
are temporarily located directly
behind the Chemistry lab. It is
doubtful that the new courts will
be ready for use this fall. That will
be one of our hopes for spring.
The Administration informs
us that the use of the-swimming
pool has dropped off considerably
in the last week. If this is con
tinued the students will have to
forfeit their rights and the pool
will be turned into a haven for the
retired wild foul of the neighbor
Miss Ida (“Please be kind to
her”) Picker, language
instructor, was a specialist the
other night during the Behrend
Center Bowling League activities.
She made more ten pin spares
than any other Kegler on the
Gib Brownie, Bob Knoll, Frank
Hitchcock, and Don Mallick are
all sharpening up their passing
arms by heaving the pigskin all
over the circle in front of the Ad
ministration building. Rich Coil
man seems to have the longest
arm and has topped the pine tree
several times. Tom Pearce loves to
crash the shrubbery in desperate
efforts to snag Collman’s long
We’ve seen several hi-schools
represented on the campus with
fellows sporting letters and emb
lems for sports or activities. Don’t
be backward about wearing them
boys—you probably earned them.
and headed for home. It was ex
actly 12:15 when the gals finally
It’s all your lounge, kids! Why
not give it a name? For four weeks
you’ve been drinking your Cokes,
smoking your cigarettes, and even
doing some homework there. Dan
ces have been held there. More
dances are to be held there.
Throughout freshman week, the stu
dent lounge was the center of
many activities. Its rustic walls
have watched many romances de
velop. . . .you'can’t deny that! So
let’s give it a name, huh? A name
that typifies the spirit of Behrend
Center and of the Pennsylvania
State College. A box, in which you
may place your suggestion for a
name, will be in the lounge before
long. Come on, gang.’Start think
ing' Every idea is worth considera
tion. Find an original name for
your student lounge!
Mr. Herman Belferman stated
that with many students desiring
to join the chorus, a series of try
outs will be held to form several
groups which will learn different
types of choral work, such as: glee
club, popular singing, and semi
classical. If possible, the chorus will
coordinate its activities with the
band. Currently, the chorus is to
meet Tuesdays and Fridays from
'3:00 to 3:30 in the Student Lounge.
The chorus could use any copies of
choral arrangements. Pianists are
urgently needed for both rehear
sals and performances.
The main purpose will be to en
able beginners to get the basic
steps and afford them sufficient
practice. The dance club is in need
of capable interpreters of each
style (dancers) who will, under the
direction, illustrate the steps of the
fox trot, rhumba, etc. Until further
.otice, the club meets Monday from
4:30 to 5:30.
These are not necessarily limited
to students of Spanish and French,
for the program includes discus
sions in English about Spanish and
French life, films, singing, collect
ions of clippings, etc. Meetings
We’re hoping to see you exchange
them for a big white “S” some day.
Well, with the coming of winter,
we all look forward .to the ole
king’s sports with much gusto.
Campus hill should be a swell place
for skiing, tobogganing, and sled
ding, while the tennis court shows
possibilities as an ice skating pond.
Instructions in all these will be
available we hope.
In the world of exploding shot
guns, all Behrend Nimrods take
notice! The small game season
opens officially Monday, November
1, with rabbits, grouse,' ringnecks,
squirrels, and quail being the chief
aim in this area. Duck season has
been in since October 15, and
several of the local “year ’round”
hunters have already whetted the
sights on “Major Mallard”.
By the way, you “down staters”,
Duck hunting is allowed on the
Presque Isle State Park under cer
tain conditions. You must have a
Federal Migratory Bird Stamp to
hunt ducks, these are obtainable
at the Federal Building in Erie,
Price $l.OO. The staff will be glad
to furnish info in local hunting
to the best of our ability. -
Any info -or help on our sports
world will be highly appreciated,
so till next time—
take place at 11:30 to 12:00 (activ
ity periods), French on Tuesday,
Spanish on Thursday in Room 109.
The dramatics, club has not met
yet as a group and therefore any
supposed plans are Mr. Horeans.
Since we do not have a stage yet,
any production would have to be
in the form of a staged renting or
some on the_center stage idea. They
will also be a nucleous of a group
which will be used next semester
in the production of radio pro
grams, which are slated on weekly
schedule. Therefore during this
semester part of the activities of
the Dramatics Club v/ill be learn
ing radio production techniques.
Members of the group will be as
sured an active and eventful sem-.
Radio Writers Club
The Radio Writers Club as its
name implies will form the nucle
ous of a campus club in building
scripts for radio programs. These
various clubs, such as Science Club,
History Club etc. will present fact
ual material suitable for a radio
program to the Radio Writers
Club. The script writers will then
compose this material into work
able production script, which will
be presented next semester over
station WLEU. All campus organ
izations are requested to submit
this factual information as soon as
possible so that scripts may be com
posed and approved by the end of
the first semester.
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