The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, December 16, 1954, Image 1

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Volume VII—No. 4
Holiday Spirit Highlights Christmas Dance
You’re never too young, or too
old, to enjoy Christmas. Some say
Christmas belongs to children,
but we know this is not true, for
Christmas is something that lives
in the hearts of -men. There are
many .pressures that we feel with
the approaching holidays— part
ies—dances the traffic is terri
ble— you can’t find a parking
space— the stores are crowded —
mob scenes make shopping a
nightmare. Let’s not let the crowds
crowd Christmas out of our hearts.
It’s the season to renew old’
friendships, to be with the fam
ily, to exchange greetings, and
above all, to remember the holi
est of -days. There is no need to
Formal Service
Held In Chapel
The Hanging of the Greens has
come to be an annual affair for
the Behrend Center students. Each
year the service has taken place
at the Wintergreen Gorge Ceme
tery. This year the program was
held on Tuesday, December 14.
Mr. Benjamin Lane, instructor
of English and language, had
charge of the program planning,
and prepared a candlelight ser
vice. Everyone in attendance at
the event was given a candle and
an arrangement of candles was
placed in the windows of the chap
Mr. William Hover, instructor
of language, who assisted Mr.
Lane with the musical aspect of
the program, chose several Christ
mas selections which were sung by
the Behrend chorus. The musical
group also offered some tradition
al Christmas carols. The program
was rounded out with a. suitable
Scripture portion that was read
responsively, and at ithe end of the
service, there was the hanging of
the greens.
The wreath which was hung on
Mr. Behrend’s tomb was made
from greenery of the Behrend
campus by the dorm girls. It was
placed on the front of the vault
where Mr. Behrend and his son
are Interred.
The service was very simple, but
entirely fitting to the occasion of
Christmas, and was an expression
in commemoration of the benefac
tor of Behrend Center.
look for 'new and interesting stor
ies; to give things a modem
“twist”, for the age old story is
“And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their
flock by night- And, 10, the angel
of the Lord came upon them, and
the glory of the Lord shone round
about them: and they were sore
afraid. And the angel said unto
■them, “Fear not: for, ‘behold, I
bring you good tidings of great
joy, which shall be to all the
people. For unto you is bom this
day hi the city of David, a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord.”
May you all have a joyous
Christmas'. Irvin H. Kochel
Council Approves
Achievement Pins
At a recent November meeting
of the Behrend Center Student
Council, decision was made on the
question pertaining to club and
organization award pins.
At a previous committee meet
ing, Mr. Thimbu]!, assistant pro
fessor of history and political
science, Mr. Patterson, instructor
of math, Norma Michael, Herb
Hanson, and Jim Culbertson, coun
cil members, proposed rules to
govern the pin question.
The final results of this con
ference saw the following rules
1. Any club may sponsor an ac
tivity as long as the council has
authorized the project. The bas
ketball team - took advantage of
this and netted a profit of $43.90
on the turkey raffle.
2. Clubs and organizations are
authorized to purchase pins. The
price and amount of pins to be
bought must be approved by coun
3. Money must come from a club
sponsored activity, which is cred
ited to the Club’s account.
These rules make it .possible for
any Behrend organization to spon
sor an approved activity, and thus,
award proficient members for jobs
well done.
Starts: Saturday, Dec. 18
Ends: Monday, Jan. 3
At 8:00 A. M.
Merry Christmas To All
The. Cub Staff
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1954 BEHREND CENTER—Pennsylvania State University
Faculty Women
Sponsor Tea
A Christmas tea, sponsored by
the faculty wives and women, and
under -the chairmanship of Mis.
Helen Longnecker and Mrs. Da
vid Thurbon, was held Sunday,
December 12, from three to five
in the Memorial room. An invita
tion to attend the tea was extend
ed to all of the women students
and members of the administra
tive staff.
The Memorial room, decorated
with traditional candles and ever
greens and the dorm girls’ Christ
mas tree, gave forth just the right
festive air for the occasion.
As part of the program, which
was under the direction of Mrs-
Nyla Falkenhagen, instructor of
speech and English, some of the
members of the public speaking
class talked about Christmas cus
toms in various lands.
Jeanette Turner, handled the
welcome and introductions; Sally
jMulcahy talked on England; May
Schoch gave a first hand account
of Dutch customs; Jane Kennedy
told about the Mexican celebra
tions; Diane Harris spotlighted
German traditions; Charlotte
Flack reviewed Scandanavian cus
toms; the Orthodox Christmas
Sno-BaES Plans Snow BaBI
Corny, but effective as a publicity stunt, the above students
are getting “In the Mood” for the Christmas frolic. They are:
left to right —Mel Waxham. Barbara Kovacs, Jane Eisenberg,
Hugh Me Clinton, Janet Evans, and A 1 Maxson.
Scholars Honored
The termination of the first
eight weeks noted the following
students on the Dean's list: Ro
bert J. Detisch, 2.75; Nancy C.
Johnston, 2.62; Thomas L. Vieira.
2.56; and Harold E. Schoch, 2.52.
Also to be congratulated for
making the honor roll are: James
H. Hendershot, 2.47; Ardelle E.
Johnson, 2.43; Philip M. Orlosky,
2.41; Roberta D. Johnson, 2.37;
Albert L. Maxson, 2.37; Charles
V., Agnew, 2.37; John C. Jamison.
2.33; Donna J. Cramer, 2.31; Nor
man A. Lewis, 2.29; Donald E. Cat
liin, 2.25; Lloyd J. Brooks, 2.22;
Jack A. Tupitza, 2.22; Geraldine
A. Guzik. 2.20; Rodney M- Beals,
2.18; James P. Lay, 2.18; Ronald
A- Schrimper, 2.18; Victor A. Da
vid, 2.17; John H. Gott; 2.16;
Barbara A. Kovacs, 2.16; John
C. Rimp, 2.12,-Robert C. Lemmler,
2.11; Melvin E. O’Neil,
2.11; Marjorie L. Elliott, 2.06;
Norma E. Michael,. 2.06; Sylvia M.
Haise, 2.05; James C. Culbertson,
2.05; Carlton J'. Bates, 2.00; David
M. Bemella, 2:00; David N. Haw
kins, 2.00; Philip I. Hazen, 2.00.
was explained by Nat Kobasa;
Geraldine Guzik told of French
festivities; and Frannie Nielsen
related facts about celebrations in
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Neil Charles’ Band
Will Play Far
Annual Occasion
The animal Sno Ball, the most
outstanding event on Behrend’s
social calendar during the winter
season, will be held in Erie Fall
on Thursday evening, December
The gala affair will last from 8
until 1, with appropriate music
being supplied by Neil Charles and
his orchestra. Dress for the dance
is semi-formal and corsages are
There will ibe no admission
charge for Behrend students and
their dates, but a ticket will cost
$2.50 per couple if neither person
attends the Center.
During intermission the Beh
rend chorus under the direction
of Mr. Hover, instructor of music
and language, will sing the moving
“Gloria” by Mozart, as well as the
beautiful and fitting Christmas
carols which are so familiar. Also,
a .prize will be awarded ito the
lucky ticket holder during inter
mission, but as yet it is not an
nounced what it will be.
Each year the Sno Ball provides
a dazzling, glittering spectacle as
the couples dance in a veritable
wonderland of enchantment. The
dance is always awaited with an
ticipation by all who have
ed a previous one, and the holiday
decor is always heralded as the
most beautiful of any dance held 1
during the entire year.
Decorations for this dance of
dances are in keeping with the
festive holiday air which is present
during the Christmas season.
Sparkling stars, tinkling- bells,
green holly, provocative mistletoe,
and, of course, the dazzling Christ
mas tree will provide an atmos
phere in tune with the joyous
Yuletide season.
The refreshments which are so
necessary to the success of any
dance, will consist of sherbet
punch and Christmas cookies.
There will he no charge of any
kind for anything which is served.
This year the Sno Ball is under
the direction of the advisory
groups-of Mr. Werner, instructor
of engineering, and Mr. Richards,
instructor of drafting. These two
groups are under the general
chairmanship of Jim Culbertson,
council president.
Other committees are: music,
A 1 Kaufman; financial, Pam Wall
work; publicity, Jack Tupitza; de
corations, Bob Kamey and Harold
Adams; refreshments, Mary
Cloyd; service, Dora Cipriani; and
cleanup, Bill Simmons.