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Established October 26, 1948, as the official publication for the
student body of Pennsylvania State College, Behrend Center.
Published ibi-weekly by the Breeze Publishing Co., North East,
Assistant Editors Nat Kobasa and Bob Detisch
Staff Writers Joan Throop. Jody Borkowski,
Bob Gornall, Jane Bas tow, Fred Loell, Pat Ingersoll,
Diane Fagan, Sonya Weidner, Jane Eiseniberg, Rodney
Beals, John Churchill, Nancy Hendershot, Dot Maxwell,
Pat Stocker, Jane Kennedy, Charlotte Flack, Pat Lentz,
and Joe Schmitt. ' -
Friendship Pays Off
Congratulations to both the students and the faculty
for the wonderful job they did on Duffy’s Tavern. Even un
der the strain of polishing up those last minute acts, every
one kept frayed tempers under control and turned out a
great show. One of the nicest comments heard Friday night
came from a girl who is planning to attend _ Behrend in the
future. She said, “How friendly everyone is at Behrend.
Not only are the students friendly to each other, but they
make their visitors feel at home, too. So, in addition to all
the work done for Duffy’s, we feel that the friendly atmos
phere added to the show’s success.
The ribbing that the faculty and the students took from
each other is typical of the informality (between class hours,
of course!) that shows itself at the Center. A smile, a friend
ly “hello,” and a spirit of working together have achieved
success for not only Duffy’s, but for other events that are
as much a part of school life as are the actual studies - and
classes. We think that this spirit is one of the main things
that our campus can be proud of.
"And He Rose from the Dead"
' Spring! The time of year when a young man’s fancy
turns to thoughts of pennant winners, and a young girl’s
fancy turns to thoughts of choosing a new Easter outfit, is
here again. Spring is the time when everything seems to
blossom forth with a new richness that only a kind mother
nature can provide.
And spring, as we can tell from the thoughts of a young
girl, brings the season of Easter with it. Mothers are busy
buying candy, stuffed rabbits, and Easter Baskets for their
families, while Bads are busy worrying about all the money
that is being spent. Florists are happy because the corsage
trade pick ups, and students are happy because the vacation
promises a few days of good times, of sleeping late, and of
freedom from books and tests
But, each of us knows that Easter has a deeper meaning,
a spiritual meaning that sends most people in the direction of
the nearest church on Easter morning. Spring is a rebirth
of nature, but Easter is a rebirth of goodness and happiness
for all of us. “For on that day Christ rose from the dead to
save all of his people.”
Do Your Duty!
It has come to the attention of the exponents of the beau
ties of nature around the campus, that the foliage in the Gorge
has begun to look a little more like spring. Everyone is happy
to hear this, because nothing is more enjoyable that a walk
through the cool paths of the woods after a hard day of class
es. However, as with all good things, there are a few bad
points. ' n . '
A person or persons unknown, has been taking delight
in stripping the young branches from dormant trees, and
pulling up the new shoots of the wild flowers and bushes that
grow in the recesses of the Gorge. The suspects, we are hap
py to say, are not Bahrend Center students. Other people,
probably children, are responsible for this gross destruction
of the flora of Wintergreen. We know that no B. C. student
would purposely ruin the source of so much pleasure to so
many people, so we are safe in saying that you,, the students,
are not the wrongdoers." '
However, your responsibility doss not stop with just
not destroying any of the wildlife, it goes much deeper. If by
chance you should see anyone in the Gorge : who might be
breaking off a branch to. use as a. whip for a game ,of cow
boys" and Indians, he democratic and not autocratic, and use
a little diplomacy in explaining the hurt he is. doing to _ the
greenery that gives Wintergreen its scenic splendor. A' little,
care goes a long way.
Jack Tupitza and Norman Patterson
THE NITTANY CUB
And there you are! And here
I am! I am a dog, and you don't
hardly find dogs like me no more.
I am intelligent, handsome, and
kind, far above the level of most
human beings, especially those at
Diane Fagan, when told she was
going to be taking zoology this
semester exclaimed, “Oh, good!
I’ve always wanted to learn about
And then we have Ronnie Thom
as. I wish we didn’t have him. In
high school he stood in the comer
so much he has a triangular fore
And this tops them aIL When
Mr. Hover asked Bob (Pancho)
McLean what syntax was, he calm
ly replied, “Isn’t that something
like an.income tax?”
I must say we certainly have
some brilliant ones at this school.
A couple of weekends ago, having
nothing to do, I got a date with
a beagle friend of Gallagher’s dog,
and the two of us wagged our way
over to Erie Hall and took in Duf
fy’s Tavern. I laughed so hard,
I thought I’d choke on my bone.
Whoever told Bill (that’s an
emcee?) Loell that he was funny
must have an odd sense of humor.
His wit was as dry as an Arizona
And then, I almost split my ti
bia when Nancy (pinky) Johnston
and Jack (dig that Palmolive
smile) Rimp tried to do the “Rich
mond” -or “Charleston”, or some
thing. They looked just like Mutt
Joe( Mr: parking lot) Schmidt
didn’t put up any resistance when
Donna Cramer sat on his lap. I
guess maybe he’s finally wised up.
And I hear that all the money
that Mr. Kochel collected is going
towards a six foot mirror for Willy
(Hercules) Storer so he can ad
mire his beautiful (?) build more
I think that Dot Kaliszewski
ought to stick to trying to edit a
paper and give up singing. I’ve
heard tea kettles sing better than
And Don (I still haven’t found
my car) Catlin would have looked
pretty foolish if that one cotton
ball he kept hidden in his hand
would have dropped.
You know, up to now, I’ve al
ways thought that Venice (gon
dola) Ceccacci, Bonnie Champney,
and May Schnoch never got into
any trouble, but, according to Bob
Heater, who, by the way, is the
only one who knows me, I am
quite wrong. Girls, I’m surprised!
Question of the issue: Will Bob
Brandt’s Chevey win out over. Joe
Benacci’s Oldsmobile in the fight
over Pat Stocker?
Here’s a hot news tip! Whitney
(Oh, Jack, you’re so cute!) White
and. Jack (I know I am!) Murray 1
are secretly engaged. This bit of.
information was furnished by, a
good friend of mine, Rin Tin Can,
who got it off the grapevine in
This week, I am introducing
something new—Chenne’s person
ality of the issue. This personality
can be seen at almost any time
of : the day in the cafeteria. She
leads the school in cutting classes
and forgetting to do her home
woirk. She always has an unplea
sant word about everybody except
Mel. A girl with a heart of stone
and a frown for everyone is our
own, Jafc Turner.
The. battle for Bill' (snooky
By Dot Maxwell
Ouir faculty personality, Mr.
Max Kaplan, instructor in correc
tive speech and sooial skills, came
to Pennsylvania from Pontches
ter, New York. He came into this
world at Porfcohester, the home
of both the Lifesaver and the
television! personality, Ed Sullivan,
on February 20, 1928.
Mr. Kaplan did his undergrad
uate study at Bloomsburg State
Teachers College, and acquired
his master’s degree from the
Pennsylvania State TTniversiity.
While working for ihis masters
degree, Mr. Kaplan served as a
graduate assistant in the Speech
and Hearing clinic there. This
ambitious instructor is also a
graduate o f the American
Academy off Dramatic ' Arts
in New York City-
During World War H, Mr. Kap
lan served with the United States
Army. He received Mis ibasic train
ing in Alabama and from there
went to California,' Manila, and
Okinawa. Under Uncle Sam’s di
ectaon, he served with the In
fantry in the Information Educa
tion Bureau in Manila and as a
•radio announcer with the Armed
Forces Radio 'Service in Manila
If you notice any stray copies
of music lying around the campus
•with the title “Hey MaryutcM”
on the cover, you will have notfite-
Behrend Center Pr<
By Jane Kennedy
A promising future lies ahead' of
the sparkling young personality
of this issue, - Venice Ceccaci, who
began her life in Farrell, Pa. on
April 28, 1936. Venice completed'
her "lower” education at Farrell
High School, and is at present
etnroHed as an English Education
major at Behrend.
“Laugh and the world laughs
•with you,” is Venls motto, and a
smile is Mer umbrella in any kind
off weather. Although appearing
shy, this wavy-hiaired blonds Ss
really a joker at heart, and she
always finds time to combine fun
with her studies.
The dorm really jumps when
Venice Ceccaci gets ■wanned up to.
the jitterbugging sessions held 1 to
the messier hours of the day. Be
sides this interest, Veil aliso enjoys
■poetry, especially Lord Byromife
works. Talking is another pastime
of which “our” girl never tires.
A great (believer of school spirit,
Ven carries out this belief through
her participation to Ithe nu
merous college functions. Just re
cently elected as secretary-trea
surer of the dorm council, Venice
is also a -member of ithe science
Her favorite crooner is 'Eddie
p&her, whom she calls a “real,
livin’ doll.” Ice cream of any kind
or flavor is rated highly om her
.list of ibeist-liked foodls. Although
-usually very tolerant, Venice con
wopksum) Maeder rages on. Before
t.Viig paper went to press Jean Cio
cozzi had a slight edge on Pat.
; Prank Schiller and Jim Gehr
lein'ought to spend a little more
time on their studies and not so
much on cards.
Well, I guess I’ll have to bring
this to .a dose. My favorite tele
vision. program,. "Mark the Bark,”
is coming on in five minutes, and
I don’t want to miss it.
Before I go, however, I would
like to make a- few' predictions.- I
predict that:. .
* 1. Jane,-Eisemberg will give up
ed also the lower right hand: cor
ner off the copy bearing the. name
“Max Kaplan,” in black caps. Mr.
Kaplan’s foremost h'clbby is writ
ing popular music.
Mr. Kaplan has no special pre
ferences for food!, tout “likes a
good meal anytime.” He’s so plea
sant and good-natured, that this
reporter didn’t even toother to
aisk about pet peeves.
Both Mr. Kaplan' and his lovely
wife, Many, are wcH-liked, espe
cially toy the speech clinic stu
dienltb. Anld you Should see Mew
well they dance!
timiues to nurse ore pet peeve.
“Those surprise quizzes they keep
pepping on -us are really for the
totfcds.” says Ven. Another decla
ration quite frequently expressed
by Ven is, ‘‘Chalk one up!”
Next fall, Venice (hopes to con
tinue her college career as a
sophomore at Penn State Univer
sity. It’s almost certain that life
holds many possibilities for. this
ambitious lass, whose personality
has already carried her well ‘on
the road to success and happiness.
j. R. and will pursue Gor
2. In the next issue, I will try
to get some dope about Raleigh
Chesley, Gary ’ Dunsmore, Dave
Bemella, Janet Evans, Sonya
Weidner, Gerry Guzik, Phil Hazen,
John Thomas, A 1 Kaufman, and
3. Carl Bretz will have to,, stop
wearing those open necked shirts.
We know by now that Carl has'
hair on his chest, but if Gallagher
doesn’t' stop pulling it out by tKe
handsful, he’ll have a bare .spot