The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, May 08, 1961, Image 4

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    Monday, May 8, 1961
SGA Charter Flights To Europe
Attracting Many Applicants
The second annual Thrift Flight New York the morning of July 25
to Europe, sponsored by the Penn The originally announced return
State Student Government Asso- date of July 23 has been extended
elation, has been applied for by by one day due to the scheduling
students, faculty families and staff requirements of the airline.
members of the University. Present In connection with its special
applicants account for over half of flights, .SGA is offering an Op
the plane capacity of 79. Applica- tional Economy Tour of 42 days
tions for the remaining seats will duration covering 11 countries. The
be accepted on a first-come-first- extremely low rate of $599 has
served basis. ; attracted many of the enrolled ap-
The low round-trip airfare ( plicants. The tour is carefully
$260 will save campus travelers planned to provide extensive travel 'mi res ent Walker
more than half of the regular air- in' Europe on a low budget. The r id
fare. A limited number of children tour is virtually all-inclusive and
can be accommodated and the allo- provides transportation in Europe Proposes Plan
cation for youngsters is already by steamer, rail and motorcoach;
filled. sight-seeing; local guide service; For. Peace Corps
The airline furnishing the trans- meals; tips; taxes and the services
Atlantic equipment is KLM Royal of multilingual escort. Special fea- President Kennedy's Peace Corps
Dutch Airline, which has confirmed tures of the tour include a play at program now being organized
a DC-7C aircraft. KLM is the old- the Shakespeare Theater in Strat- under newly-appointed director R.
est airline in the world, having ford-on-Avon; a "hit" play in a Sargent Shriver, may have a direct
commenced regularly scheduled West End theater in London; a effect on University students if
trans-Atlantic passenger service steamer cruise on the Rhine; a proposals set forth by President
service over •35 years ago. Service Swiss mountain excursion; a per- Eric A. Walker are adopted.
aboard the flights will be the performance of the Puppet Theater In a letter to Kennedy in Decem
equivalent of regular First Class in Salzburg; a trip through the ber, Walker outlined a plan for in-
Service in all respects except that Black Forest of Germany; a gon- tegrating Peace Corps training
of baggage allowance which will be dola serenade on the canals of into the curricula of the nation's
limited to 44 pounds, the normal Venice; attendance at the famous colleges and universities.
Tourist Class allowance. Hot meals, Outdoor Opera at the Baths of Walker suggested that all stu
reclining seats and complimentary caracaliarin R ome; a cruise on the dents—men and women—who en
bar service will be provided. Seine River in Paris; and a Fare- roll as freshmen or sophomores in
The eastbound flight will leave well Dinner on the Left Bank in a college or university with the
Idlewild Airport, New York City, Paris. Peace Corp program be required to
the evening of June 11 with arrival Applications for the flights and participate in one of three areas—
in London early the following tour may. be obtained at the SGA military, civil defense or ocerseas
morning. The return flight will be office, 202 A HUB or at Penn State technical assistance.
from Amsterdam or Paris on the Travel Agency in the Metzger Selected upperclassmen who vol
evening of July 24 with arrival in Building. unteered would then be chosen for
the advanced program. These stu
dents would receive reserve com
missions or certificates with Ern
By DON ited-service government assign-
Parker GANNON Nancy and Jerry McMahon. ments upon graduation. Further
The Easter play, "Christ in the Those on the lights committee training might then follow by fed-
Concrete City," by Phillip W. were Fred Fleming, Paul Ottoson, eral agencies.
Turner, was presented on March 26 Dan Moniot, and Dennis Salsbury. Financing, organization and cur
by the Speech 200 class and proved The house committee was Kathy riculum planning for the program
to be the subject for many compli- Graham, Tom Raleigh, Judy Ell-
would have to be the joint concern
mentary remarks by the large wood, Marilyn Stevens, and Dick of the colleges and universities and
group that attended. Merriman. the federal .government, according
We wish to both thank and con- The stage committee included to the Walker letter.
gratulate Mrs. Nyla Falkenhagen, Joseph Gallagher, Don Clapp, Daw- This plan would replace the
Through wide travel, Mr. Wilson
the cast, and those members of the son Alsdorf, and David Liebau. present program of compulsory has attained a qualified position to
Speech Department who partici- Those in charge of properties ROTC.
speak authoritatively and interest
pated in the successful staging of were Shannon Smith and Sue Walker's plan would probably fit ingly of the views and diverse
the play. Moorehead. into Director Shriver's proposals opinions of our neighbors to the
The cast included Charles Flick. Those on the program committee for operating the Peace Corp and south. His most recent tour in-
Jerry Zettle, Tom Forsythe, E'l were , James Kelly and Robert training the volunteers.
eluded stops at Bogota, Colombia:
Mandel, Jo Ann Hagan, and Rose- Plants.
The Peace Corps itself is de-
Lima, Peru; Buenos Aires, Argen
marie Bork. •
, On the scenery committee were signed to place Americans in actual
tina; and Rio de Janeiro, Br;
The technical staff was made up
Nina Mazeako, Barbara Shapokas, operational work in newly develop-
where he interviewed many - gov
of Marilyn Tingley, Phillip Ailing, Joyce Surat', Dennis Ziolko
and Howard Kooken. wski, ing areas of the world, according , ernment officials and many asso-
Wayne Shoemaker, and Carroll to Shriver's report to Kennedy. ciates of General Electric.
Washington. Those on the music committee
and Ann Engelskirger.
The publicity committee was Don were Hal Beavers and Dave
Finally, we would like to thank Of particular enjoyment were the
colored slides which accompanied
Gannon, Gail Gillespie, Robert Buresch.
the Faculty Wives and women who his talk and emphasized the mag-
Ryan and Jim Lipsett.
The costume committee included served refreshments after the per- nitude and growth of South Amer-
The make-up committee was Judith McKinney, Brenda Nelson formance. , ican fields of industry.
Easter Play Well Attended
Riney Honored
Charles Riney, a student in
the DDT Program, was recently
honored by the College of Engi
neering. He has been selected
Student Marshall to lead the
academic procession for the
graduates in this college.
Charles has maintained an all
college average of 3.89. This is
the first time a student at the
Behrend Campus has been cho
sen for this honor.
Speech Festival
Held Recently
The Third Inter-Center Speech
Concourse was held April 22-23 at
the Wilkes-Barre Campus. It was
sponsored by the student govern
ments of the Commonwealth Cam
pus System, the Inter-Center
Speech League, and the Pennsyl
vania State University Department
of Speech. Twelve centers partici
pated in the program.
Donald Gannon, Rosemarie Bork,
and Mrs. Nyla Falkenhagen repre
sented Behrend Campus.
On Friday, the students enjoyed
a banquet, dance, and speeches to
entertain and to inform. Rosemarie
Bork spoke on "The Hoboes' Secret
Code." Saturday included speeches
to persuade and awards, and Don
ald Gannon spoke on "A Nation's
Duty." Evaluation of the speeches
was made by Dr. R. Oliver, head of
the Speech Dept. of the University,
and Dr. W. Hamilton, former su
pervisor of speech for the Com
monwealth campuses. Certificates
were awarded to all of the partici
Mr. Guy Wilson
Speaks On Travels
Thursday, April 20, Behrend stu
dents were entertained by Mr. Guy
Wilson, general manager of the
locomotive and car division of the
Erie plant of General Electric. He
spoke of the industrial progress
General Electric has been making
in South America.
The company has been striving
to gain, and also retain, business
in the international competitive
race for the survival and growth
of American industry. To expand
its markets, to insure foreign tran
quility, and to aid economic pro
gress abroad, General Electric has
begun the construction of several
South American extension plants.