The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, October 29, 1954, Image 4

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    District Agent Undertakes Duties
By Nat Kobasa
Maybe you’ve been wondering
who the new smiling face around
the campus is and would like to
get acquainted. It is none other
than Mr. Charles R. Hughes of
2122 Wagner Avenue in Erie. Mr.
Hughes is the district representa
tive of Penn State and Behrend
Center and also has charge of the
management training in industry,
terminal courses, and evening
schools in Oil City, Sharon, and
Mr. Hughes began his education
at Scott Senior High School,
Coatsville, Pennsylvania, where he
took a big interest in the musical
field. Besides being an organist,
he played the bass drum in the
high school band.
Furthering his education, Mr.
Hughes attended West Chester
State Teachers College, and later,
Washington Jefferson College.
Here, he acomplished the work
of two years in six months under
the army specialized training pro
gram dining the war. Last, but
not least, after taking architec
ture for two years ,and then, mus
ic education, Mr. Hughes gradu
ated from Penn State after the
war. At State he belonged to the
Phi Mu Alpha and to the honor
ary music fraternities.
In the army Mr. Hughes served
By Jody Borkowski
We welcome Miss Pat McClar
an, our new receptionist, to the
office staff of Behrend Center. A
little" background'" on" "Miss' Mc-
Claran should get us better ac
quainted with, her, because she is
a very attractive and friendly per
son. A college campus is not new
to Pat who has had a year of
instruction at Wittenburg College
in Springfield, Ohio. At Behrend,
Pat likes working at the switch
board, which is not unusual since
she possesses “the voice with a
smile.” Outside of liking her job,
she enjoys basketball games, dan
cing, and singing. In the line of
music, she loves to hear the
“blues,” and her favorite singers
are Ella Fitzgerald and Lena
Home. We wish Miss McClaran a
happy stay at Behrend Center.
Mrs. Adams says that she is
quite busy filling out official pa
pers for the veterans, and hopes
to start knitting a sweater for
her husband when she has a free
Whenever we hear the song,
“Three Coins in the Fountain,”
we think of Mr. Shields, Mr.
Campbell, and Mi - . Turnbull toss
ing coins to see who is going to
pay for three cups of coffee.
We send our best wishes for a
rapid recovery to Mrs. Joanne Lep
fcowski, who is staying home due
to an unexpected illness. Hope we
have you back with us very soon,
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Mr. Hughes
in Europe.
When asked about likes, he said
that he likes people and sports,
but most of all, he likes good mu
sic. He thinks that Behrend is
the most beautiful and wonderful
spot in the United States, and he
plans to stay with the University.
The Hughes household is ex
pecting a blessed event in Decem
ber and Mr. and Mrs. Hughes have
put their bids in for a daughter.
Looks as though he has quite a
busy future ahead.
Continued from. Page 2
Patty Metzger within the next
ten days.
3. I predict that more boys will
be making general inquires in
the office since Pat McClaren
has taken over as receptionist.
-1 hate to leave yo’all, but I real
ly must be going. I don’t want to
miss my favorite television pro
gram, “A ’ Milkbone a Second,”
which is coming on in five min
utes. Till next time, I’ll be on your
Note to the Editor:
It has always been to my know
ledge that here in America we
have such things as freedom of
speech and press. With this under
standing in mind, I would like to
know why the small section of my
first article concerning Dottie
(The Hog Caller) Maxwell was
kept out of print. You write your
articles and I’ll write mine. I de
test having my stories cut by some
ineffectual, small town editor. By
the way, I want to see THIS in
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Off and On the Campus
By Bob Garnall
Mr. Hoover and his advisees
sponsored a hayride on the 22nd
of October. The hayride and the
refreshments served afterward
were free, and many of the stu
dents took advantage of them. At
the time this column was written,
the hayride had not yet taken
place, but I’ll venture to say it
drew a large part of the student
The bowling league, under the
direction of Mr. Thurbon, is cer
tainly off to a fine start. Everyone
participating on a team seems to
be enjoying himself. Quite a few
of the people who signed up for
the league have either lost or have
found conflicting interests. If any
of you want to drop out of the
league, please let Mr. Thurbon or
Bert Johnson know beforehand.
Let’s hope the present enthusiasm
and good sportsmanship will last
throughout the rest of the season.
Mr. Hoover told his music classes
of an amusing incident that hap
pened to him the other day. It
seems he wrote several letters to
his friends in the deep south tel
ling them how much he missed his
home state of Alabama. A week
later he received a small box from
one of them. The box contained
two dead scorpions.
Many college girls are greatly
worried about cancer developing
from their smoking cigarettes, so
says a recent Newsweek article.
Now they are starting to smoke
pipes instead. Pat Stocker and Jan
Jackson both think it would be
terrible to have the girls’ dormi
tory smelling of old stinky pipes
instead of perfume and bath salts.
Women certainly do have their
problems, don’t they?
The Botany I class went on a
recent field trip on the 19th of
October. In the group that took
the trip to Cranberry Bog, near
Clymer, N. Y„ were: Barbara Ko
vacs, Janet Evans, Natalie Kobasa,
Marilyn DeMarsh, Venice Ceccacci,
Don Ellison, and Mr. Shields, in
structor of botany.
I assume that everyone has no
ticed the ceiling in the student
lounge? The ceiling has been swirl
plastered and is a light cream
color. I walked into the lounge
when the plastering was being
done and saw Sam Wallwork lean
ing back into a chair directing the
whole operation to see that it was
well done. Anyone having any
complaints about the plastering
Receives C.P.A.
Mr. Joseph P. Vigorito, who is
a part time instructor of account
ing at Behrend Center, has been
notified that he successfully pass
ed his examination for certifica
tion before the State Board of Ex
aminers of Public Accountants in
-Mr. Vigorito is also a member
of the American Accounting As
sociation. He is a graduate of the
Wharton School of Finance and
Commerce of the University of
Pennsylvania with a B. S. degree,
and he received his M. B. A. from
the University of Denver, Grad
uate School of Business.
He also did graduate work in
Accounting and Taxation at the
University of Michigan and the
University of Illinois.
Lubrication - Oil - Accessories
Cor. Henry and Station Rd.
job, see Sam. He’s the straw boss!
The plastering was done by Joseph
Danowski for the consideration of
$l5O, plus the mention of his name
in this column.
Shirley McCauley, Mary Jane
Brown, Fran Vidil, Bob Heater,
and A 1 Benton had a little trouble
on their trip down to Penn State
for the homecoming week end; Bob
had to buy a new radiator for his
car which was installed while the
gang waited at the home of Shir
ley , McCauley in New Bethlehem.
This would have been bad enough,
but on the way back home, the
car had to be towed a good deal
of the distance.' Que lastima!
Mr. Hughes, district representa
tive of Penn State and Behrend,
and Norma Michael, member of
the student council, organized the
drive for the Red Feather Agen
cies here on the Center Campus.
Tuesday was the last day to con
tribute for this worthy cause. Both
Norma and Mr. Hughes wish to
thank all the students who gave a
helping hand.
Anyone finding a blue plastic
wallet is asked to return it to
Fran Vidil. Fran lost it last Fri
day in either the cafeteria or the
Memorial Room. There is no iden
tification in the wallet, but she
is offering a reward to anyone who
finds it.
The dorm girls. have in their
posession two young pups about
three months old, that were found
on the Behrend Center campus.
These dogs look like they have a
pure strain of Siberian husky and
Alaskan Malainute. If this is so,
then the pups ought to have
“great coinage, fighting ability,
and endurance, and they can sleep
outdoors in snowdrifts even ’-in
the coldest weather.” If you are
interested in owning one of these
pups, or both of them, or if you
know of someone who is looking
for a dog, please contact one of
the dorm girls immediately.
A happy ending to this column
is the announcement of Natalie
Kobasa’s engagement to Arthur
Shemenski of New Kensington, Pa.
Nat, who is a freshman at Beh
rend and the assistant editor of
the Nittany Cub, received her ring
on Saturday, October 23. Archie,
who will soon be discharged from
the U. S. Marines, visited Nat
here at the Center last weekend.
To celebrate the engagement. Sue
Lockely and Jack McLaughlin,
Janie Brown and Ray Ostrowski,
Jim Lay and Carolyn Raybeck,
and Nat and Archie went to Col
lege Inn for an evening of dancing
and dining.
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Trains Unusual
Variety of Pets
by iSonya Weidner
Most people are satisfied to
have a dog. or a cat for a pet, or,
at the most, a rabbit or a squirrel,
but not Earl Sdhiiver, oh no, not
Earl: he had to have a brown and
White Coopershawk.
Earl found .this bird in the vici
nity of Waterford on the morn
ing of October 9. Noticing the
hawk’s fondness for ring-necked
pheasants, Earl set a trap in a
field which he was certain would
attract the hawk. Sure enough, the
hawk returned and was trapped.
Earl dubbed the hawk “Duchess
Brighteyes;” and, since it is of
paramount importance that the
trainer be a constant companion
to the bird, Earl stayed with the
“Duchess” practically the entire
night when he first brought it
During the day, the hawk would
sit on a perch in Earl’S backyard,
while at night, a perch was provid
ed for it in the living room. “She
had paper under her, though,”
admits Earl.
Duchess Brighteyes soon became
tome enough to allow Earl to feed
her by hand. Her diet was com
prised of meat (usually beef),
mourning doves, and pigeons. The
smaller birds were caught by Earl,
and then fed to the hawk.
If the weather would permit it,
the Duchess would take a bath
once a day, which she enjoyed
very much, as was evident from
her splashing about in the water.
Earl brought his hawk to school
quite often. The bird’s favorite
hangout was the rec hall where
she could often be seen ogling the
card sharks and the ping-pong
Unfortunately, Earl was not al
lowed to enjoy the company of the
Duchess for very long. On a recent
Saturday evening, Earl returned
home after having gone out for a
while; and he founck this pet had
been killed.
Said Earl: “Sonrfe stray cat or
dog must have attacked .her.” Al
though he was grieved by the loss
of Duchess Brighteyes, he already
is .-looking for another Cooper
shawk to replace her.
Earl also has a pet skunk—de
odorized, of course—which he calls
Scamper. Scamper is staying with
some of Earl’s friends in Coopers
town; Right now. Scamper is busy
collecting ‘ little scraps of paper
arid cloth' to use for a nest in
whlch ; he will hibernate for the
After. -having a hawk and a
skunk for- a .pet, who knows which
; animal.' he. will -obtain next? An
-. aardyhrk a wombat would be