The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, March 18, 1955, Image 1

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    74s M l lAS' CUB
Volume VII—No, 6
Duffy’s Tavern Carries Vaudeville Theme
Penn State Head
Lauds Progress
Of University
By Pat Ingersoll
Ait eight o’clock on April 6,
Dr- Milton Eisenhower, president
of Penn State University will ad
dress a gathering of friends and
alumni, of the university in Erie
Hall. The student body of Beh
rend Center, students from the
area attending the main campus,
and the parents of both are cor
dially invited ito attend-
nr. Eisenhower will talk on
Penn State University and will
probably emphasize the fact that
1955 marks the anniversary of
the founding of Penn State one
hundred' years ago. He will also
talk on what progress has been
made at the university and what
the future holds.
This year, Dr. Eisenhower is
visiting nine cities in connection
with the annual Alumni 'Drive.
This fund is pledged by alumni
and is used in the way designat
ed by the donor. The pledge is
collected by an appointed person
in each class called a class agent-
The University president’s tour
began on March. 3 and will in
clude stops at New York City,
Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Wash
ington, Cleveland, Pittsburgh,
Erie and Buffalo. He intends to
stay overnight in each of these
cities. Of all these places, Erie is
the only one in which he will
talk at a Penn State Center.
Dr- Eisenhower is expected to
■arrive in Erie around noon on
Wednesday, April 6. He will lunch
with friends of the University.
That afternoon, he will appear on
television and then will hold a
conference with the radio and
newspaper representatives a t
Behrend Center. That night, he
will dine in the Behrend dining
room with the faculty and class
He mil spend the night in Brie
and leave for Buffalo the follow
ing morning. Buffalo is the last
atop on his scheduled tour.
Chorus Revised
By Rodney Beals
The Behrend Center chorus has
undergone a change, for the
spring semester. Due to the ir
regular attendance and' constant
imbalance of voices, the new sing
ing group has been cut to form
a quartet. The permanent
singers include sopranos Donna
Cramer and Dot Maxwell; Altos:
Sue Lockley and May Schoch;
■-tenors; Jack Rimp and Tom Bak
er; and basses Rhil Hazen and Jay
The new plans also include
substitutes who are interested,
but oarnnot foe present at every
■scheduled meeting.. A greater
variety of music can foe studied
under this new setup. Mr. Hover,
advisor of the chorus, is planning
to emphasize techniques, interpre
tation, and. other things mad©
Possible 'with the smaller group
G. E. Presents
“House Of Magic”
By Bob Detisch
The famous General Electric
science demonstration show, “The
House of Magic,” will appear at
Erie Hall on Thursday evening,
•March 31, at 8:30 p. m. Although
this is a part of the science
teachers’ workshop, it is open to
the general public; and everyone
is invited to attend this entertain
ing and informative show. There
will be no admission charge-
This popular science stage show,
which was inaugurated by General
Electric in the middle 1920’5, has
been presented to about 20,000,000
people of all ages and in all walks
of life throughout the United
States, Canada, and in every
major country of Central and
South America-
The show consists of many
scientific demonstrations which
have been stripped l of their mys
tery to give the laymen a simple,
easily understandable explana
tion of a scientific fact-
Some of those demonstrations
are making music ride a light
beam; producing firefly light from
producing firefly light from
chemicals; making a plastic foam
that grows from a few ounces of
chemicals to a large cone in a
second; exploding paper; and
showing a mechanical hand used
in atomic research that handles
radioactive material and demon
strates its use in nuclear science.
Through the efforts of men of
science and other workers in this
fields— constant attention is given
to see that the latest and most
outstanding research develop
ments are presented- This show
is designed to demonstrate the
most significant of these findings,
and to illustrate their, present and
potential uses-
* * *
William A. Gluesing shakes hands with his own shadow in the General
Electric “House of Magic” science show. A phosphorescent screen enables
him to walk off the stage and leave his shadow behind, fold hh shadow up
in a box; or to do any ef the many things you may hava wished you could
do with year shadow*
Eliminating possibilities of who the mysterious Archie is are:
left to right—Carlton Bates, who relaxes while he thinks; Tom
Baker, who has crossed off many suspects; Martha Mulligan,
who adds a bit of humor to the situation; and Martha Overdorff,
who is deep in thought about the matter.
Hover Sings
In “Carmen”
Mr- William A. Hover, instruc
tor of music and . language at
Behrend. is currently practicing
for a part in Bizet’s “Carmen”,
which is ‘being sponsored by the
Erie Philharmonic society. The
performance will be presented on
April 26 and 27
Singing it he role of El Remen
dado, Mr. Hover will portray
one of it h e smugglers i n
the group to which Carmen be-
longs. An accomplished singer.
Mr. Hover received his musical
education as a scholarship stu-
dent for five years at,.the Univer-
sity of Cincinnati and the Cincin
nati Conservatory of Music-
Cheerio to Cheerleaders
BEHREND CENTER —Pennsylvania State University
Founder Visits
Behrend Center
By lane Kennedy
An annual event at Behrend
Center is the visit of Mrs. Ernst
Behrend to the campus. Next
month, Mrs. Behrend, on her
trip to Erie, will he accompanied
hy her daughter, Mrs- Harriet
Sayre, from New York, and by
her brother, Mr. Alfred Brownell,
a resident of Providence, Rhode
Island. The trio plans to arrive in
Erie on April 24, and they will
remain here until April 27. Their
stay will toe consummated at a
dedication service in Erie Hall on
the 27, at which time Mrs. Beh
rend and Mr. Brownell win pre
sent to the Center a model ship
constructed toy the latter. Mem
bers of the community are also
invited to attend the service.
Mr. Brownell, renowned for 'his
outstanding ship modeling, has
only recently completed his rep
lica of the famous Niagara. The
duplicate of this ship has been
skillfully mastered by Mr. Brown
ell, who devoted' a total of 3,300
hours to the work. He constructed
the model on a scale of three
eighths of an inch to each foot of
th original 110 foot Niagara. The
replica stands four feet high and
is nearly five feet in length-
The model will foe a joint gift
of Mr- Brownell and Mrs. Beh
rend- Besides this gift, 'Mrs. Beh
rend will also present some classi
cal records to the music depart
ment of the Center.
Before Mrs. Behrend returns to
her home in Greenwich, Connecti
cut, she hopes to meet with differ
ent individual Behrend Center
students. jShe plans, too, to ad
dress the entire student body at
a separate assembly prior to the
dedication service on the 27.
Her great concern in Behrend
Center, however could never be
overestimated. This is made evi
dent through her many generous
gifts and the constant correspon
dence Which She malntniTip,
Numerous Acts
Featured At
Variety Show
By Bill LoeU
“Duffy’s Tavern, where the elite
meet to eat!” Archie will utter
these famous words once again
on March 18 th, when Behrend
Center presents the annual af
fair, Duffy’s Tavern. The floor
show starts at 8:08 PM- in Erie
The committee for the show is
as follows: iSylvia Haise, publi
city; Victor David, table reser
vations; Richard Russell and Ron
Thomas, decorations; A 1 Benton
and Jim Gehrlein, lighting; Fred
Forbes and Bob Maracci, tables;
Peggy Duff, refreshments; Janet
Evans and Barbara Kovacs, act,
and Bob Heater, waiters.
Tor those who have never had
the privilege of seeing Duffy’s a
brief reiteration will he made.
The setting for Duffy’s is a
typical “saloon,” with can
dlelight, waiters, and a 50
cent coyer charge. The tables will
he placed in a semi-circle around
the har, which will be the center
of activity. There will he whis
key bottles (empty, of course)
bearing the labels of aH the “pop
ular” brands. Tables win be re
served, and the root beer, pretzels,
and potato chips win be brought
to the tables by singing waiters.
The big mystery surrounding
“Duffy’s” is who will portray Miss
Duffy, Archie, and the perennial
drunk, Finnegan. By tradition,
the identities of these characters
are kept a secret. Selection is
based on merit, with each' individ
ual being well suited for his role.
Archie, Miss Duffy, and Finnegan
will bat the breeze about various
and sundry things; the main
problem being Finnegan’s love
for a “wee nip.” Music and song,
will foe rampant with songs,
dances, and jokes flowing like that
cool liquid with its foamy head-
At the piano will be our own
Joe “Fingers” Carr, playing old
fashioned honky tonk music,
while Jenny Lind perches her
curvaceous form on the old piano
and sings her heart out.
One of the campus cuties will
be doing an old soft shoe, and
Behrend’s answer to 'Charles Ad
ams will render a lilting version
of a once popular song.
The Lili St- Cyr of the Behrend
bath house will be doing her best
to try to catch pneumonia. No
show would foe complete without
a combo and Romanov and foi*
combo will be emitting soft, senti-
mental music.
At the date of this writing, the
show is not yet complete. Any
suggestions or ideas should be
presented to Mr. Balmer. It’s still
not too late to put an act into
the show.