The Nittany cub. (Erie, Pa.) 1948-1971, February 25, 1971, Image 1

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    VOLUME XXII No. 15
Director Kochel takes time out to “rap” with Behrend dorm
students in Perry Hall.
Press Assn.
Sessions A
Five members of the Nittany
Cub, Ray Geiger, Sam Bernick,
Rick Martino, Patsy Wheatley
and Doug Leichliter attended a
combination training-business
conference meeting sponsored by
the Press Association of Com
monwealth Campuses last
Friday and Saturday. Also at
tending were about twenty-five
members of the Altoona, Beaver,
Berks, Fayette, • -Hazel ton,
McKeesport, Schuylkill,-
Shenango, and Worthington-
Scranton Campuses.
The Sixth General Assembly of
Commonwealth Campuses was
called to order by Frederick Erb
111, president of the Press
Association, at 1:30 on Friday
afternoon. During the. first
session various points of business
were discussed. A talk on “Im
proving the Commonwealth
Campus Newspaper” was given
by Mr. John R. Butzman,
managing editor of the Centre
Daily Times. Mr. Butzman said
that the campus newspaper
should strive to always consider
the reader and keep its articles
appropriate and relevant to the
A very interesting point that he
spoke of, concerned Governor
Shapp’s tax proposal which
contains no provisions what
soever for the state supported
schools and their scholarship
programs. He said that at the
moment no one knows where the
1.2 hundred million dollars is
going to come from to continue
these programs. He suggested
that if no money is forth coming,
tuition may take another healthy
jump. Mr. Butzman suggested
that the campus newspaper
should stress this point in their
future editions.
He asked that all students do
whatever they can to support
such legislation when, it comes
before the General Assembly in
Harrisburg. He also added that
the campus could ask its area
state senator to talk to the
students and explain just what , is
going on, and what will happen if
funds do not come through.
After the first session, several
clinics were held among the
branch 'campuses. In the late
afternoon, several clinics were
held to provide training on
assembling the campus
newspaper. Gerry Lynn
Hamilton, general manager, of
the Press Association and former
Penn State student, talked with
the editors on copy editing, while
William Dulaney; assistant
professor of journalism spoke
with reporters on points to be
considered when writing articles.
Nittang ffIHS
Robert Junas, graduate assistant
of advertising, discussed
problems of advertising and
business management with
business managers.
Late that evening a general rap
session was held for all those
interested under the direction of
Gerry' Hamilton. At the same
time an organizational meeting
was held by the advisors for the
purpose of establishing an in
vestigating _ committee... to
Erie Drug
Aids Drug
Drugs in today’s society can be
of help and of hinder. New drugs
and medicines are being in
troduced everyday for the cure,
prevention or treatment of some
disease. The Erie County Drug
Council Incorporated deals with
the users in a different field of
drugs. They give help to drug
The main purpose of the in
corporation is to supply films and
speakers for social functions'
centering around the drug abuse
topic. They also “promote, on a
voluntary basis, the planning
coordination research and the
development of all public and
private services, facilities,
programs, and manpower in
order to obtain effective drug
education, treatment, and
rehabilitation of residents of Erie
Business men and doctors
make up the core of the
organization on a volunteer basis,
giving what services they can.
The council works closely with
the “hotline" and the ironic thing
is that when the people on hotline
want to refer the person needing
help it is hard to find a doctor that
will give his services. They
usually don’t want to “get in
volved” in the drug counciling
because it would endanger their
reputation in society. The other
factor that has been said to work
against the doctors volunteering
their services is that they must
report drug abuse cases to the
A new associate service of the
council is “Bridge”. What they
give there is a system of referrals
for those who suffer from drug
problems. Just as the council,
they rely chiefly on donations.
Bridge consists of people who
have been trained (non-
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Kochel Discusses
In two informal rap sessions
last Wednesday and Thursday
evening, Director of Behrend
Campus, Irvin H. Kochel at
tempted to bridge the com
munication . gap between the
students and the administration.
Devoting the first evening to the
men’s dormitory, and the second
evening to the women’s dor
mitory, he discussed common
points of interest of the Behrend
The men’s rap session con
sisted almost entirely of an
evening of discussion concerning
Kochel stated that to his
knowledge he had heard of no
incidents concerning the new
visitation program, and that the
program has been working well.
A great deal of the discussion
consisted of a review of how
Kochel had made his decision.
His response was that he con
sidered as many sources' as
possible. He considered the
recommendations not only of
students but also faculty, other
members of the administration
the Advisor Board, other com
monwealth campuses, University
Park, and even programs of
visitation at other universities.
Several students questioned the
response of the Advisory Board
meeting. Kochel replied that the
“rangedfrom com
plete visitation to nothing.” He
did say however, “the majority of
professionally) by local
psychiatrists, psychologists, and
social workers. A small “off the
street” center will be open for
those who need immediate help
at 4th and Walnut, and will be
open for a preliminary schedule
from. 6 p.m., Friday till midnight,
Sunday. .. every weekend star
ting in March.
■Die main headquarters for the
Erie County Drug Council In
corporated is 10th and French. If
you have a drug, or drug related
problem, the number for the
“Hotline” is 453-5656. . .the
number for the Council is 454-
7070. The services rendered are
on a voluntary basis as men
tioned before. Donations are
needed. If you care to-give send to
either location of the Bridge or
the Council, or call.
Players To Present
“Spoon River” Tale
On Friday and Saturday,
March 5 and 6, members of
Players and of Readers will join
forces in a production of Edgar
Lee Masters’ “Spoon River
Anthology.” Performances will
be at 8:30p.m. in the Lecture Hall
of the Reed Building. General
admission is $l.
This is a special dramatized
adaptation of “Spoon River”
featuring folk music of the time
and locale to provide continuity.
As the people of Spoon River are
introduced, their unusual
position permits them a candor
not usually known'. The audience
meets them after their death, and
ghosts have no reason to hold
back the truth, the whole truth.
their opinion was that some sort
of visitation was reasonable.”
A clarification of point two of
the visitation program requiring
that doors remain open was also
discussed. He felt that doors
remaining open did indeed seem
appropriate, and that with doors
being closed it tended to give the
visitors a false sense of security.
What would seem to be perhaps
the most interesting point of the
evening was a prediction by
Kochel. Kochel estimated, “I
would guess that in the next
couple of years visitation will be
a thing of the past at University
- During Kochel’s rap session the
following evening, many other
points in addition to visitation
were discussed.
The question was raised con
cerning the lack of an ample
amount of physical education
JRC Submits
New Proposal
The JRC in their past meeting
has again taken action on inter
dorm visitation. The new
visitation plans are far more
conservative than the original
proposal in hopes that it will be
passed without severe reactions
from the administration. The
following points will be in
corporated into the new
1) that it should not be
necessary that the president of
each dorm submit a written
request for visitation each week;
2) that hours should be ex
tended to: Friday 7 p.m.-2 a.m.,
Saturday 2 p.m.-2 a.m., and
Sunday 2 p.m.-12 p.m.;
3) that the doors should be open
or closed at the discretion of the
The new proposal, once
composed by die JRC, will be
passed 6n to the SGA, who will
handle the proposal from there.
The JRC unanimously agreed
to the above terms and also
agreed that the proposal is to be
presented to the administration
by end of winter term.
Also discussed were the ob
jectives of “Open Lobbies” on
weekends. It was stated that the
lobbies are not a place to sleep
and everyone should be out of the
lobbies by 7 a.m. on Monday
Love affairs, murders, secret
lives -- they are all revealed,
sometimes with passion and
sometimes with good humor.
Masters' appeals to the curiosity
in us all; his characters appeal to
the humanness of all of us. Their
secrets are ours, as are their
Included in the cast are: Eddie
Fine, Brad Evans, Bill Schweller,
Nelson Smith, Leo McCabe and
Mr. James Flaherty. Female
members of the cast are Mary
Krezeuski, Aleta Long,. Marsha
Hamm, Robin Dile, Pat Carlyle,
Chris Entinger, and Linda Krebs.
Guitarists, Scott Huntingdon,
. Tim Muzzio and John Miller will
play for the performance.
instruction for women at
Behrend. Kochel agreed that
there was a definite lack. He also
assured the women that the
problem would be alleviated next
year with the addition of a new
instructor as well an addition of
many co-ed classes.
Discussion during the second
evening also included Kochel’s
ideas concerning a revision of the
visitation proposal. It was also
felt by the students that perhaps
the Reed Union Building could be
opened to provide a place for
students to go after midnight.
Kochel felt receptive to the
idea of twenty-four hour lobbies
in the dormitory. This would
provide a place for students to
meet after midnight.
The rap sessions cleared the air
on many student grievances, and
allowed both the students and
Kochel to express their opinions.
Other topics of discussion, at .the
meeting included the All Night
Party, which will be held on April
17. The party will include three
full length movies, hopefully,
“The Loved One ; ” “Cassino
Royale,” and “I Love You Alice
B. Toklus.” A variety show will
be performed between the
movies. There will also be music,
both live and recorded in addition
to a door prize. Tickets will cost
$1.50 per person or $2 a couple.
Rlr. Fiorentino stated (hat he
has no communication problem
with the members of Perry Hall.
However, he wishes to become
more involved with the residents
of Niagara Hall. Therefore he
will visit in the Niagara Hall
lobby periodically on week-nights
and every Wednesday afternoon.
Other topics were on the
College Bowl which will be held
March 9, 11, and 16th; the SGA
Hotline, which needs more
volunteers and the weekly
meetings with Dean Lane, which
at the next meeting, will include
discussions on longer RUB hours,
and visitation.
Films At
Ed in boro
The highlight for the current
Best Theatre film festival will be
the “Battle of Algiers.” The film
will be shown twice on March 3
and 7 at 9:15 p.m. Dr. Ted Haber
of the Philosophy department
and Ron Scharnes will conduct an
open discussion of the film at the
Cup after the first show. Tickets
are $1 each and may be pur
chased in advance at the Best
Theatre Friday, Saturday,
Sunday and Monday nights.
The five-year-old film, which
depicts in documentary fashion
the struggle of the Algerian
underground against French
colonial rule in the city of Algiers
has been adopted by certain
radical groups in this country as
a model if not of urban guerilla
theory, than at least of
revolutionary elan.
The banshee-like cries of the
Algerian women have been
copied at mass demonstrations
throughout the country. Both the
F. 8.1. and the Army have shown
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