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Established October 26, 1948, as toe official publication for the
student body of Pennsylvania State College, Behrend Center,
Published bi-we*’*'/ by the Breeze Publishing Co., North East,
Editor in Chief
Assistant Business Manager
Photo Consultants _
Staff Writers Diane Fagan, Sonya Weidner,
Bob Detisch, Joyce Gouger, Charlotte Flack, Pat Lentz,
Nancy Hendershot, Bob Gomall, Pat Ingersoll, Valerie
Neals, Rodney Beals, Bill Loell, Pat Metzger, Martha
Overdorff, Jeanette Turner, Pat Stocker.
We Need Co-operation
In the last issue of the Nittany Cub, there appeared an
article under the heading “Editorial Shorts” thait warned
the students against abuse of the student lounge. Apparently,
this article went unnoticed. People still seem to think that
the floor of the lounge is for scrap paper and cigarette butts,
but it’s difficult to see the resemblance between the lounge
floor and a wastepaper basket.
The ceiling- of the student lounge has now been plastered,
and the office has informed us that new furniture for the
lounge should be forthcoming before the end of November.
Everything that can possibly be done to aid ithe comfort of
the students who inhabit the lounge, is being done.
You, the students, will have to understand that, in order
to show your appreciation for a comfortable place, where
you can talk, play cards, watch television, or just relax for
a while, you must help to keep it fairly neat and orderly.
- We4a»ow that you will understand this plea for co-op
eration, ana will do your best to put everything back in its
proper place after you have finished with it.
What Price Solitude?
Because ithe connotation of the word “library” presents
a picture of a quiet atmosphere given to study, the Behrend
Center library, from outside appearances, seems to be
the ideal place to prepare for a “surprise” quiz in history,
whip an English “personal experience” into being, or com
plete a malth assignment. This is supposed to be the picture.
But you can test the validity of such an environment your
self, and see if this is the case. Step inside with your home
work. Sit down and open your book. Then try to concentrate.
The background of scraping chairs, the loud conversations,
and boisterous laughter will contribute to attaining a total
accomplishmenlt of nothing. What is there to do then, but
pack up and find an empty and quiet classroom that you can
claim as your own for a few minutes ?
Last year another editorial was written about this same
problem. Read it, too. The librarian pinned it on the library
door where it still remains. It was placed there in the vain
hope that students would read it and fulfill its plea
This year the students have access to a student lounge.
This is the place for the conversations deemed so vital, and
the acrobatics that are performed every day for the dubious
benefit of those who occupy the library are better suited to
the gym. Let’s use the library exclusively as a place for study,
for research, and for casual reading.
Will You Be There?
Team spirit? Yes, you may say that this expression is
almost trite. It’s been defined in so many ways and in so
many instances that people tire of hearing about it. But, for
some strange reason, it often seems to be lacking.
Basketball season at the Center will soon be underway.
This is where the problem comes in. The players are prac
ticing hard to put forth their best performance, but will the
students be on hand to back them up? Cheerleaders will have
to be selected to represent the teaml The guys or gals who
have cars will be able to help team spirit by providing trans
portation for those who have no way of traveling to the sites
of some of the basketball games. Then, everyone will have
to cheer loud and long to uphold the morale of the boys on
the basketball court.
If /this sort of relationship between the players and fans
exists, no one else will have to write an editorial in the Nit
tany Cub about the lack of team spirit, because we’ll have
so much of it that we won’t be able to put it into words.
Jack Tupitza, Norman Patterson
_ Jack Rimp. Jody Borkowski
. Jan Jackson
THE NITTANY CUB
Hello again, Mr. and Mrs. Beh
rend Center and all the kids on
D. I. R.; let’s go to press! This is
your wagging reporter, Chenne
(your pal!), letting you in on the
latest alluvial earth (dirt, to you)
and gossip from around the cam
Wee Willie Storer, the Mighty
Atlas of the campus, is an odds
on favorite to beat Mr. Hoover’s
dead scorpions in their oncoming
battle. As far as I’m concerned,
that young man couldn’t lick a
Say. Jim Taylor certainly hangs
around school at night a lot. I
heard he is helping Charlotte
Flack with her homework, but the
whole thing sounds a bit mushy
Question of the issue: When are
Jack McLaughlin and Sue Lockley
getting married? (Oh well, Sue,
you didn’t want to send a copy of
the Cub to your folks, anyhow).
Sally Stauffer has really been
giving the males around campus
the air so far this year. What’s
in the air, Sal? You mad at the
boys and making them lead a
dog’s life like mine?
Bill -Maeder has been sporting
a big smile on his visage (that’s
a visage?) ever since he heard
that two Dorm girls were after
him. Hi, Pat; Hi, Donna!
Val Meals, Nancy Johnston and
Marge Elliot sure to go to early
classes in some strange garb at
times. Oh, yes, before I go any
farther, I must tell you the secret
about Marge. Miss Cadillac of 1953
does not know how to jitterbug.
What do you think of that? That’s
the word around campus. A note,
however, should be added for the
benefit of all interested males. She
can do the “Dog Trot,” the “Ele
phant Mambo,” and is very tal
ented at the “Boogie.”
They tell me Patricia (Harold)
Stocker hates mink coats. Isn’t
The other night when I was
snooping around campus, or rath
er dog-paddling through the
heavy mist that seems to pass as
Erie weather, I bumped into Joe
Schmitt (as ever near the Dorm).
That boy is sooooo sexy. Woof!
• Scoop of the week: Rodney
Beals, the avid opera fan, admits
that he is also an enthusiastic
Whitney White, the Babs Hut
ton of Behrend, is really keeping ]
some poor male in Arizona on the
string. She had better hope he -
doesn’t bicycle up some week end. i
For Whit’s motto is “A man
a day keeps the blues away.” 1
Bab (The Clown) Brandt claims
that Cadillacs are liis favorite car.
I assume that a certain inmate in
Cell Block 11 is the reason.
The other night Puff (that’s
Mr. Balmer’s mutt of course, as
you know) and I took a stroll over
to the gym to watch play practice.
Wow, that cast has more ham in
it than a Chicago stock yard. Jack
(rolly-polly) Rimp was in action
trying to keep the night from fall
ing. Oh, well, another year for
And now my predictions for the
1. I predict that Ray (bedroom
eyes) Metz will eventually put
away his restraint and give the
girls a break around campus.
2. I predict that Jim Lay, boy
lawyer, will make his play for
Continued on Page 4
by Pat Ingersoll
This issue’s faculty personality
is Mr. Milton Simon. Although. !he
is a newcomer to the Behrend
campus, he is quite at (home in
this section of Pennsylvania. Rais
ed in Erie 'and educated in the
Erie schools, lie spent a great deal
of his life here.
He is, as one would expect of a
physical education instructor,
mainly interested in sports. In
1946 he played softball for the
Erie Polish Falcon’s Club. Then,
during his four years at Penn
State University, he played bas
ketball each year, serving as cap
tain of the team in 1949. His stu
dents will take special note of this,
he hopes! Mr. Simon graduated
in the class of ’49 with a degree
in physical education.
Mr. Simon, who is a commuter,
lives in Erie with his wife. They
have no children.
For him, things seem .to run in
two- year sequences. He spent two
years in the United' States Navy,
two years at the Erie Boys’ Club,
and two years as a teacher in the
Erie school system.
His favorite foods— steak and
Our student personality of the
issue is Fred William Loell, who
is better known to all his friends
as ‘Bill.’’ This nickname is used
to avoid confusion in the Loell
family, as Bill carries the same
Christian namq-as his father. Bom
in Erie on February 25, 1933, Bill,
has lived here since then.
He started high school at Strong
Vincent in 1948, and in that same
year he joined the National Guard.
The following year, he dropped
out of school because of an ill
ness. In the summer of 1950, the
unit of the National Guard to
which Bill belonged was inducted
into federal service, but after
serving only three months, he re
ceived a medical discharge.
For two years after his dis
charge, Bill stayed at the Erie
County Tuberculosis Hospital.
During this convalescent period,
he had plenty of time to ponder
his future. He hoped to go to
Penn State, because he heard so
much about it, but he had the
problem vhat faces so many who
want a college education —finance.
A solution to this came in the
person of Mr. Ford, counsellor of
the State Bureau of Rehabilita
tion. Bill learned that he could
get four years of education from
the state providing he could main
tain 1.0 average.
It was at this time that Bill dis
covered Behrend Center. He plans
to finish his first year here, and
then transfer to Penn State.
A naturally active person, Bill
is a member of the student coun-
November 6—Football Excursion
November 12 and 13—HOME
COMING and dance.
November 17, 18, 19 “Night
November 24-28 Thanksgiving
November 29—Classes Begin at
sea foods— are of the type that an
athlete might choose, because
they axe so necessary .to maintain
Mr. Simon is one of those rare
individuals who has no “pet
All intra-mural sports are or
ganized by him. He is looking for
ward to the coming years as in-
;r presents ...
cil; he will do stage work on the
play, “Night Must Fall;” he is a
member of the bridge club; and
he is a staff writer for the Nit
His taste in music varies, for
although he prefers a classical
line, except for heavy opera,
Scotch and English folk tunes and
Glenn Miller music rate fairly
high on his list.
Football is his favortie sport,
and after a few strenuous hours
of scrimmage and drop kicking,
he likes to relax with an histor
Food—he loves it in any quan
tity or of any kind. Sleep occu
pies a much smaller part of his
life than he would like it to, but
he relishes every minute of it that
he can get.
That’s Behrend’s Fred William
All veterans must sign then
certificate of eligibility forms
Monday, November 1. This form
must be signed in order for you
to receive your school allowance.
If,' for some reason, you will not
be in school on that day, or unable
to sign the form, contact Mrs.
Adam as soon as possible. The
forms will be in the Administra-