The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, February 13, 1962, Image 2

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Established October 26, 1948, as the official publication for the
student body of Pennsylvania State University, Behrend Campus,
Erie, Pennsylvania.
Published by The Breeze Publishing Co., 4557-4559 South Lake
St., North East, Pennsylvania.
Assistant Editor
Sports Editor
McAllister, Mel Ross, Mary Gene Shea, John Thomp-
son, Bob Williams
Red Cross
By Mary Jean Ferguson
A meeting of the Intercollegiate
Red Cross Council was recently
held at the Veterans Hospital in
Erie. Behrend Campus was repre-
sented by Shirlene Deßello, Phil
Ailing, Barbara Duda, Jim Lip
sett, and Miss Schumacher. The
purpose of the meeting was to
acquaint the students with the
services offered by the hospital,
and in particular, the services
that can be rendered by the Red
Cross volunteers
Doctor Davis, Administrator of
the hospital, began the tour with
a short talk on the hospital. He
pointed out that the patients en
joyed visits from the volunteers.
They also appreciated variety
shows, disc jockey programs, and
aid in writing their letters. A tour
of the hospital followed. The
Therapy and Physical Rehabilita
tion Rooms were of particular in
terest to the students. This pro
gram and tour proved to be both
interesting and educational to the
students that attended.
It was recently announced by
Mr. Hover that the Music Appre-
ciation Club will be meeting again
this term. Meetings will be held
every common hour period that
a S.G.A. planned activity is not
being held. All students interested
in listening to serious music are
invited to meet in the AV Room
in Erie Hall for each meeting
Dave Maynard
__Bob Ropelewski
___Ed Paauwe
Mary Jean Ferguson, Alan
Literary Club
By John Thompson
The Literary Club commenced
its activities for the winter term
with a meeting on Thursday,
January 25. The following officers
were elected: Anita Kruczewski,
President; Dave Craley, Vice-
President; and Phyllis Burke,
Secretary-Treasurer. It was de
cided that the club would plan
to meet every other Thursday
during Common Hour.
The meeting of February 8 was
an open discussion of the novel,
"The Stranger,." by Camus. Mr
Lane led the discussion.
A "Book of the Term" plan. is
being planned, under the direc
tion of the Literary Club. Under
such a plan, one book, carefully
selected on the basis of its sig
nificance for our culture and our
times, would be presented as the
term book. Everyone connected
with Behrend Campus, including
all students and faculty members
regardless of curriculum, would
be urged to read this book during
the term. Such a plan would pro
vide a common ground for stimu
lating conversations on campus
and far Common Hour discus
sions. Suggestions of books for
the spring term or further ideas
for such a plan should be given
to Anita Kruczewski, President.
Manuscripts for "Icarus," the
Behrend literary publication are
now being accepted. These can
include short stories, essays,
poems, or any such creative ef
forts on the part of Behrend stu
dents. Publication of "Icarus" is
scheduled for this spring.
Russia graduates some 100,000 engineers and 20,000
scientists every year, while the United States graduates
only one half that amount ! Why couldn't the United States
do the same?
Maybe part of the answer is the method that Russia
uses to prepare her engineers and scientists. The Russian
government feels that if a Russian boy or girl can stay in
school and graduate from their high schools, then the gov
ernment will pay the student to go on to college and attain a
scientific degree.
_Dave Craley
Another part of the answer is the determination of a
young Russian to better himself and obtain some of the
necessities of life that we as Americans take for granted.
If the determination and will power to rise above his lowly
life is there, then the Russian youth will work to obtain his
scientific degree.
The Russian youth differs only slightly from the Amer
ican youth. That difference is the knowledge that in order
to find even a small measure of happiness, the Russian youth
must work continuously to obtain his high school degree.
From then on the government will pay his way to a college
However, this is not so in the United States. Here a
student works hard to graduate from high school and then
is faced with the perplexing problem of how to obtain the
funds necessary to go to college, for his state and national
governments do not pay his way.
In fact, the present tuition of Penn State is going up
because of a $4 million cut in the University's budget by
Governor Lawrence.
This in itself, the high cost, of college, discourages
many intelligent youths from going on to college because
they just cannot afford it. It is also one reason why the
United States cannot graduate as many people in the
scientific fields.
Those Wonderful Years
With ivy covered buildings reach-
There is a typical picture of col-
Worn lecturns i —deaned on by all
Classrooms, where profs and stu-
Dorm life, frosh week, sororities
and frats;
All add to merriment and laughs
Cramming during finals, up till
Maybe you do it, you won't find
Profs who are whacky and give
Do They Do It?
By Dave Maynard
ing high,
leges nigh
dents overexert their minds
All second year Associate De
gree students who are planning
to graduate in June of 1962 are
required to attend a meeting on
job placement on Thursday, Feb
ruary 15, 1962, at 3:30 p.m., in
Room 201. Job interviews will be
gin on February 19 with a repre
sentative of the Sandia Corpor
ation in Albuquerque, New Mex
-Anonymous. I ico.
assignments the same,
the four best years of
Your life, a crazy game
Tuesday, February 13, 1962
From the
Dean's Desk
Mid-term below grades were
sent out February 12. The winter
term will end on March 17 at
12:25 p.m. Spring term registra
tion will be March 26-27, with
classes beginning on March 28.
The spring term will end June 8.
Within the next two weeks,
course offerings for the spring
term will be made known to all
students. Each student will be
required to see his advisor and
select his spring term courses.
Before the end of the winter
term, all freshmen students will
be photographed by a representa
tive from the registrar's office at
University Park.