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Vol. I—No. 2
Four Hew Students
Register At Center
With the opening of the second
semester, the Center welcomed four
new students, one girl and three boys.
The girl, Miss Betty Reese of Auden
ried, is a Freshman who spent her,
first semester at Cedarcrest College
near Allentown. A graduate of the;
Class of ’37, Hazleton Senior High'
School, Miss Reese is now taking a
Liberal Arts course.
Leon Stepanik, a Sophomore, is a
graduate of the St. John Kanty Prep
aratory School. He attended Penn
State College at the Campus last year
and the first semester of this year. He
is enrolled at present in the Liberal
Arts School. Mr. Stepanik is a resi
dent of McAdoo.
John Timko of Eckley, a student in
the School of Education, is a graduate
of Foster Township High School (you
know! the school that gave our basket
ball team a very unexpected trouncing
two weeks ago.) He also attended the
East Stroudsburg State Teachers’ Col
Chester has sent us another of her
favorite sons. This semester we have
with us Anthony Filippone. an alum
nus of Chester High. Anthony is a
freshman in the School of Commerce
and Finance. He is rooming with
another Chesterite, Fred MacDowell.
We hope that our four new students
will enjoy their stay at the Center as
much as we enjoy having them with
Attend Debate Conference
At Penn State Campus
Gertrude Hecht, Fmer Flounders,
Anthony Piccola, and Walter Organist
—four charter members of the Hazle
ton Center debating team—a few
weeks ago made a trip with their
coaches. Mr. Herpel and Mr. Janssen,
to the Penn State Caimpus and par
ticipated in a freshmen conference on
the current collegiate debate question
concerning the granting of compulso
ry arbitration to the National Labor
The Center debaters attended con
ference committee sessions on Friday
night and a general conference meet
ing on Saturday morning. At one of
the committee sessions, “Shotz” Pie
cola, cage wizard, was one of three
which drew up the committee report
for the general conference.
The conference arrived at three con
clusions :(1) the present labor situa
tion is serious; (2) compulsory arbi
tration is necessary; and (3) the
NLRB should be given this compulso
ry arbitration power. In other words,
Hazleton To Play Host
To Three Center Quintets
Annual Inter-Center Tournament.
Will Take Place at Hazle Tc
Three Center Squads Wi]
As a climax to the 1937-38 cage
season, the Hazleton Penn State
■Center will play host to the other
three State Centers on March 11 and
12 in the annual Inter-Center basket
ball tournament. This is the first year
that the big event will not take place
on the State College campus; and
Hazleton has the honor of being
selected as the scene of the conflicts.
The games will be played at the
row Hazle Township gym. Friday
night, March 11, the Hazleton Center
and Pottsville will draw opponents
from the two western Centers, Union
town and Dußois. The winners of
these two games will battle for the
Center crown Saturday night. There
will also be a game between the two
For the first time, the western
teams are rated equal chances with
the eastern teams. According to
statistics, the Hazleton Center has a
good chance of gaining the champion
ship. McGeehan’s cagers have already
squelched Pottsville. On a western
trip recently the Pottsville team lost
its two games to the western Centers.
Uniontown, a team of all six-footers
(Let’s hope they’re not all Reings),
handed them a 48-42 defeat; Dußois
won by a closer score, 31-30, in an
extra period contest. From this we
can readily conclude that Hazleton
has as good a chance as any of the
After the fireworks are over Sat
urday night, the Hazleton team will
entertain the visiting teams at the
Center building. The cup will be pre
sented to the winners and the boys
will discuss their wins and losses in
the smoky atmosphere of a smoker.
To this affair only players are invited,
because there are about forty visiting
warriors to be accommodated.
Committees selected by President
John Barnes for this affair are:
Entertainment Pershing Jones,
Earl Seybert, Walter Organist.
Welcoming—Charles McGeehan and
members of the basketball team.
'Game arrangements—Earl Seybert
and Lewis Smith.
the conference endorsed the affirma
tive side of the question.
The four Center debaters learned
plenty about the technique of debating
and a little about the labor situation.
They wish to publicly thank ’the Cen
ter alumni, John Yenchko, Charlie
Gallagher, Carl Schmidt, Anthony Lio
! and Robert Koch, for their entertain
ment and lodgings.
Penn State Undergraduate Center
Formerly Held at Penn Campus,
ownship Gym, March 11-12;
II Be Week-End Visitors.
THE TOURNAMENT CUP
At present the possession of the
Tournament Cun is in the hands of
the Pottsville Center. Since the
Potters have been defeated by all
teams—twice by our Center —the
future of the Cup is very uncertain.
It might follow Greeley’s advice
and “go West,” for the western
Centers are bringing strong aggre
gations to Hazleton.
Our strong Center quintet, how
ever, will attempt to dissuade its
going westward by winning the
Cup. So you see, ownership of the
Cup is a toss-up; but we hope we
Improve Their Averages
In Stale College Studies
Four former Hazletcn Center stu
dents were listed by the Pennsylvania
State College Extension News as
being among the 45 of the 83 transfer
Center students at the Campus who
improved their scholastic averages.
The high ranking Center alumni
are: Edward Somers, School of Min
eral Industries, 2.66; Martha J. Miller,
School of Education, 2.53; H. J. Ryn
kiewlcz, School of Chemistry, 2.36;
and Martha M. Marusak, School of
Liberal Arts, 2.05.
Students in the Liberal Arts School
showed the greatest improvement.
Seventeen out of twenty transfer stu
dents boasted their averages; in the
School of Agriculture nine out of
twelve raised their grades.
COMPLETE PLANS FOR
TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY
Plans for a trip to New York City
the last week-end of March have been
completed by Mary Ann McClintock
and Irene E. Sherrock. The students
who will make the trip will attend the
Metropolitan Opera and some play
which will be selected later.
For those interested in the expenses
of the journey, here are some figures:
train fare, $4.30; opera, $1.00; thea
tre, $1.10; hotel, $1.50; meals, $2.50.
The train is scheduled to leave at
5:16 a. m. Saturday and will leave
New York at 6:45 p. m. Sunday.
The Penn State library (not our but
the one on the campus) contains ap
proximately 177,955 books, according
to Librarian Willard P. Lewis.
To Send Delegates
To Council Confab
The Hazleton Center student council
will send four delegates to Pottsville
on April 1 to attend the second annual
Inter - Center Council Conference.
They will participate in a discussion
of the problems which confront the
councils from the four State Centers.
Last year the first conference was
held at Dußois where the delegates
exchanged views on their govern
ments. At Pottsville a closer tie-up
of communication between the Cen
ters will be set up. The Pottsville
Center is planning a varied program
of conferences and entertainment.
Our legislators will have a good time
as well as gain a broader perspective
on the machinery of government.
The only trouble council now has
is to elect the delegates; but every
member wants to vote for himself!
Center Gets Money Grant
And Furniture, Radio Gift
The Hazleton Center is getting some
benefits from the little yet inspiring
, glow of philanthropy still alive in this
1 hectic age in the form of gifts and
All the students will remember
Robert Ball, who attended the Center
the first semester until his collegiate
career was cut short by an auto acci
dent. Bob is now recovering and vaca
tioning in Florida. In gratitude for the
Center’s solicitude over Boh, Mr. L. G.
Ball of Philadelphia had presented the
Center with sixty-two dollars, the first
out-of-town gift received by the Cen
ter. Now; the Center students are ben
efiting from Mr. Ball’s generosity in
the form of books. A set of “Encyclo
pedia of Social Sciences” has already
been purchased. Many informative
books for advanced students of
mathematics, chemistry, and English
owe their existence in the Center li
brary to Mr. Ball’s $62 gift.
On presenting the gift, Mr. Ball en
thusiastically expressed his approval
of the work in the Center and compli
mented Mr. Eiche and the faculty
upon the Center progress.
Those comfortable easy chairs
which you’re sitting in are concrete
proof of the Landau Bros. Store gen
erosity. The store presented to the
Center six chairs and two divans. On
top of this, the combination radio and
victrola, which will soon blare forth
in the game room, is a gift from the
same store. So remember Landau
Bros, when you’re listening to Kay
Kaiser. (This is absolutely no adver
Mr. Ernest E, Watkins of Kingston,
father of Robert Watkins, recently
presented the Center with a set of
“Gibbon’s Roman Empire” in five