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Published monthly by the Publications Club of the
Pennsylvania State College Undergraduate Center.
NORMAN R. FREY
WILLIAM STEIN ROBERT GOLDEN DAVID YEAKEL
MARIAN A. QUICK
The Charms of Books
Students have complained that
the library was not available for
evening study. The faculty kindly
consented to open the library from
seven until ten o’clock on week
nights. Notices were posted on the
bulletin board for all to see. Not
many students have taken advant
age of this opportunity. During
the final weeks evening study in
the library should be extremely
profitable to those who want quiet.
A Young Man’s Fancy
"In the spring a young man’s
fancy lightly turns to thoughts of
love.” Perhaps the male population
of the Center is trying to live up
to the above quotation, for at all
hours of the school day, and oc
casionally in the evenings, you can
see a group of boys on the steps
of the school valiantly trying to
attract attention of some charming
member of the opposite sex. Surely
this can’t be symbolic of the ro
mantic inclinations of the students.
Grandiosity and exhibitionism may
be characteristics of the adolesent
school boy ostentatiously trying to
impress a mere child, but for young
men of college age to use these
tactics seems incredible.
Thoughts of love, of true love
may we add, are essentially evidence
of spiritual integrity. Whereas, the
sarcastic words of juveniles directed
toward the innocent passers-by arc
anything but virtuous. Of course,
the fellows are gentlemanly enough
not to let the remarks that pass
among themselves reach the ears
of the lady in question.
"Hi, Toots” is a very common
salutation that is extended to the
passing young women. Does that
sound like a phrase that will im
press the general public favorably?
College is an institution in which,
besides other things, the correct
MERVINE M. RAPHEL
MARY ANN McCLINTOCK
manners should be learned. Hence,
the people who chance to hear the
men of the Center may be im
pressed in entirely the wrong way.
There are other diversions from
school work besides loitering on
the front steps of the school and
casting chance remarks at good
looking girls. Let us hope that
these other forms of relaxation are
realized in the near future. Then
people will know that the Hazleton
Center has courteous students.
In The Public Eye
Publicity arises from news, but
where there is no news there is no
publicity. The Penn State Center
has been an established institution
in Hazleton for the last five years;
yet if a poll were taken among the
citizens, it is the writer’s belief that
comparatively few would know
of its existence. In fact, the Center
has such little publicity that the
majority of people confuse it with
the National Youth Center in the
city. Publicity is essential for any
successful organization; therefore,
if we desire our organization to be
successful, it must be publicized.
The only way to obtain this
much-needed publicity is by means
of extra-curricular activities.
Through these activities, pro
vided they be of strong enough
character and appeal, we can make
the public conscious of the Penn
sylvania State College Undergrad
Our dances should command
attention, and our clubs should re
ceive interest from the entire
region. This necessary publicity has
been given a boost in the past
semester but there is still much to
We, as students, can make this
possible by active participation and
sincere cooperation in the activities
of the Center. F. G.
The Gossipel Truth: It seems I
rather strange that this “colyum
can be written with the expecta
tion that it can be read afterward.
Printing really is a wonderful art
. . .another thing about the craft
that applies to the sheet is that
the "colyum” can be longer. . .
which means in turn that our
verbosity can reign unchecked.
Perhaps she is a habit but the
most popular person in this column
appears to be Patricia Anne Boyle,
who has been mentioned in three
out of four issues. It is our sincere
hope that the notoriety doesn’t dis
turb her, but there is one more
last little item. Strolling around
downtown last week, we chanced
to enter a drugstore and there
found Pat, safely ensconced behind
the bulwarks of an American Lit.
book. The incongruity of this was
enough, but it was also evident
that Patricia had been weeping
bitter tears. Thinking perhaps that
there was some very pathetic pas
sage in the Lit. volume that had
prompted this emotion, we solicit
ously inquired if there was any
thing, just tfwything that we could
do to obliterate the source of her
grief. . .and learned, through her
tears, that she had been sent away
from the dinner table because she
wouldn’t eat her spinach!
PAUL R. HAYES
BARBS AND BOUQUETS
A blue-book Bon Mot: In that
recent psychology journal the ques
tion was asked, "Why do men go
to war?” And one enterprising
male answered, quote: "To protect
their property, their relations,
fathers and mothers, but not their
Glancing through a back issue
of the New Yorker, we wound up
in the theatrical advertising de
partment. There was a plug for
the play “Everywhere I Roam” and
immediately beneath "Hellzapop
pin’.” On down the column we
encountered "Here Come The
Clowns” with the “Boys From
Syracuse” beneath that.
Also in the ad section of a Phila.
paper: For sale —1934 car, in first
A corsage to Mr. Walters, the
gentleman who, above all others,
is responsible for our comfort,
when not at his furnace or broom,
he can usually be found browsing
through some idle textbook or
passing the time of day with those
who have the time to pass away.
Among other things "Dad” has a
wonderful sense of humor, a deep
appreciation of poetry and an in
satiable mania for mathematics.
He can often be found solving
blackboard problems while on his
rounds of cleaning. A bookshelf
of learning, a man of wide and
varied experience, a toolchest of
handiness, he is indispensible.
After seven months in Hazleton
we should all be fairly familiar
with the city. But how many have
ever stopped at noon-time while in
the vicinity of Christ Lutheran
church and listened to the chimes.
From the tower of this building,
itself a symbol of faith, religion
and power, there peals forth some
of the most beautiful music imag
inable. As a source of inspiration
it is unsurpassed.
And when night pulls the curt
ain of twilight and pins it with a
star, is there any more desirable
place than your college, your college
The Candid Camera: Frey con
tributing more heat than light to
a discussion in the game room. . .
Miss Yotter hiding behind the
smoke screen of cigareticence. . .
Davis sending out another rocket
of laughter. . .Beishline, athlete of
the tongue, orating on the mech
anism of the bicycle. . .and Tom
berg, as restless as a windshield
wiper until he gets a game of ping
pong. . .it really appears that
Raphel and Chianelli have been
struck by moon-lightning. . .Mr.
Goas turning diagnostic eyes on
anyone with a new idea. . .Puckey
star t in g another conversational
breeze. . .Quick, expressing logic
to the femininth degree. . .Pol. Sci.
as involved as spaghetti and
about as digestible. . .Mr. Kieft
collecting his face into a sterner
expression during a geology session
. . .Ramsay propounding some of
those extremelined theories of his
. . .our neglecting to take a pot
shot at Mr. Janssen in this issue. ..
Zogby, who walks as to inaudible
music, lingering at the door. . .
this colyum explaining in a few
appropriated words just what we
mean. . .perhaps all this is as point
less as a pretzel but we do have a
Dinner Dance —
(Continued from page 1)
Plans are progressing to have a
group picture of the banquet taken
by a local photographer.
The committees in charge of ar
rangements are: General: John
Ogrydziak, Mary Ann McClintock,
Robert Golden; Program: John
Feeley, Martha Clewell, Herbert
Enck; Decoration: Robert Miller,
Mervine Raphel, Jean Davis, Emily
Sperber, Russel Chianelli, Robert
Wilson; Invitation: David Yeakel,
Marian Quick; Publicity: Paul