Hazleton collegian. (Hazleton, PA) 1937-1956, June 01, 1939, Image 1

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Center Students
High At Campus
Edward Somers has been named
Student Marshal from the School
of Mineral Industries for the Com
mencement exercises at State Col
lege on Monday, June 12. Mr.
Somers, who began his collegiate
career at the Hazleton Center in
1935-36, has had an enviable scho
lastic record with an average for
his first seven semesters of 2.70.
Mr. Somers has been invited to
membership in Phi Kappa Phi, gen
eral honorary society, in Tau Beta
Pi, engineering society, and in Sig
ma Gamma Epsilon, society for
students of the mineral industries.
According to the Scholarship
Day program of the College, the
honor society in the social sciences
has elected Ruth Bachman, Alice
Itter, and Carl Schmidt to mem
From each of the other Centers
have gone one or more students to
gain recognition at the main cam
pus of the College. Schuylkill’s
Alberta Schuettler and Dußois’s
Charles Lyons have been invited to
join the Phi Beta Kappa, honorary
society in the liberal arts. Fayette’s
Will Barnes will act as Student
Marshal for his school of the
Liberal Arts on Commencement
George Kline Plays
Host to Classmates
The Saturday of June 19th saw
a peculiar scene occur in front of
the Hazleton Center at about 12:30
P. M. A large truck pulled up in
front of the school with a sign on
it reading, "Saul & Son Folding
Paper Box Co.” George Kline had
borrowed this truck from his fath
er’s concern to transport some of.
the students to his farm for a pic
nic. There were about twenty
students who went. They brought
their lunches and Mrs. Kline sup
plied the beverages. The group in
dulged in various activities includ
ing archery, and swimming in
Kline’s pool.
The students are grateful to the
Klirtes for their hospitality and
generosity in letting them have the
run of the land.
Visitors Welcomed
in College Classes
The Center’s first open house for
parents and friends of the Center
was held Friday, May 19. The
building was open throughout the
day with classes as usual for in
terested visitors to attend. From
seven until ten in the evening ex
hibits in the library and the lab
oratories were open for inspection
As a special attraction, a number of
water color scenes painted by Miss
Ruth M. Koch were on display in
the library. The Glee Club and the
Sketching Club met and carried on
their regular programs.
According to Mr. Lester Kieft,
chairman of the j committee in,
charge, the program for the open
house was intended to show the
visitor as much of the regular func
tioning of the Center as was pos
sible. Approximately one hundred
people took the opportunity to
come during the day and evening.
Geologists Travel Far
The class in Geology 30 visited
the Delaware Water Gap and the
Franklin Institute at Philadelphia
on recent field trips. The twenty
three members of the class with Mr.
Lester Kieft, Instructor in Chem
istry and Geology, left Hazleton
early Saturday morning, May 26,
on a two hundred fifty mile circuit
which included points of geological
interest in the northeastern Penn
sylvania area.
The same group journeyed to
Philadelphia Saturday, May 6, to
inspect the geological and scientific
exhibits at the Academy of Natural
Science, the Franklin Institute, and
the Fels Planetarium.
On the trip to Delaware Water
Gap the whole class was invited to
Ruth Reid’s house for supper in
celebration of her birthday. Mr.
and Mrs. Reid and their five daugh
ters were very hospitable and the
time spent at the Reid house was
pleasant indeed to the tired and
hungry students.
After seeing the Gap and dis
cussing it geologically, the class
decided to climb a mountain to find
Ijlidden Lake, N. J. The long,
weary ascent was not started until
dusk and, needless to say, difficulties
arose. Only Ruth Reid, David
Stewart and Robert Golden actu
ally found the lake while the
others surveyed New Jersey.
Fourth Annual Dinn
Altamont Bal
A feature of the final banquet
this year will be the of
honor awards to the students out
standing in scholarship during the
school term. A bronze medal bear
ing a raised seal of the Pennsylvania
State College and the words "Pre
sented by the Hazleton Under
graduate Center for High Scholar
ship” will be given to each student
among the upper ten per cent of
the Center enrollment who has at
tained an average grade of 2.0 or
better for the year’s work. The
present enrollment of ninety in
dicates that there will not be more
than nine recipients of the honor
The faculty will also make an
award to the sfudent, who in its
opinion has contributed most to
the Center in scholarship, in activ
ities, and in general attitude during
his career as a student. The com
mittee in charge of the faculty
award has announced that no
further announcement will be made
until the evening of June 8 at the
Altamont Hptel.
New Students Register
Hazleton Center’s first regist
rants for the year 1939-40 are Jose
Ramon Vasquc of Rio Piedras,
Porto Rico, and Norma M. Wanna
cott of Honesdale, Pa., according
to reports from Mr. W. S. Hoff
man, registrar of the College. Mr.
Vasque is a graduate of the Uni
versity High School of Rio Piedras,
and comes to Penn State to study
electrical engineering. Miss Wanna
cott comes from Honesdale High
School into the home economics
Commenting upon these early
registrations, Mr. R. E. Eiche, Ad
ministrative Head of the Center,
said that the capacity enrollment
of the present quarters will prob
ably be reached by the middle of
August. The West Broad Street
Building can accommodate 110
Although applications from
persons not in the Hazleton area
are accepted, it may become nec
essary to restrict the enrollment to
students from this part of Penna.
er Dance In
Iroom, Thur. June 8
The fourth annual dinner-dance
of the Hazleton Undergraduate
Center will be held in the Hotel
Altamont ballroom Thursday, June
8, with dinner at six-thirty o’clock.
John Ogrydziak, general chairman
for the affair, has announced that
Junior Maguire’s orchestra will fur
nish the music for dancing.
The student body has invited as
its guests the faculty, the supervis
or of the undergraduate centers,
the other administrative heads, and
certain friends of the Center. All
alumni and friends of the Center
are welcome; the cost per person
for dinner and dance is one dollar.
The toastmaster, Robert Wilson,
will call upon Mr. Eiche, who will
speak briefly for the faculty, Mr.
Pugh, who represents the College,
and then upon John Ogrydziak and
John Barnes for the student body
Center alumni. The tradition of
brief after dinner remarks will be
Junior Maguire is bringing a
thirteen piece orchestra and two
vocalists here from a tour of New
York state. The band will feature
several novelties including the sing
ing trio of band members. Mr.
Maguire is taking the orchestra to
State College for house-party week
end following his engagement here.
The final- event of the year’s
social program has a tradition of
successs. Arrangements for the dec
orations and the program this year
promise to continue that tradition.
(Continued on page 2)
Center Picnic Planned
The Center picnic will be held
at Lakewood Park Saturday, June
10. The picknickers will gather at
the Center at ten o’clock. Kermit
Laßose is arranging for transpor
tation for those who have no cars.
He will be glad to know of any
available space in the automobiles
that will make the trip.
The refreshments, which Neal
Brislin and his aides are planning,
are reported to be sufficient in
quantity and are guaranteed to
tempt the most jaded palate. Ne
gotiations are under way to secure
reduced rates for the park amuse