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HAZLETON ® COLLEGIAN
VOL. IX.—No. 1
Hallowe’en Dance Tonight
At St. John’s Hall—8:30 P* M.
Under the supervision of the pre--
semester student council, the Hazle
ton Undergraduate Center will hold
its first dance of the 1946 fall semes
ter tonight, October 25, at the St.
John’s auditorium on North Wyoming
The dance, commencing at 8:30
p. m. and halting at midnight, will
feature Art Wendel, his vocalist and
The Men and Girls Glee Club of
Hazleton Undergraduate Center will
furnish entertainment at the Hallow
e’en Dance. They will assist the stu
dent body in singing Penn State Col
The admission tickets, which are
free, have been available to the stu
dents of H.U.C. since Monday, Oct.
21, and are still to be had until 4 p.m.
this afternoon, Friday, Oct. 25, at the
desk of Mr. Rudman, faculty advisor
of the student council. Mr. Rudman
is located in the staff room.
The members of the pre-semester
student council who are responsible
for the decorations, refreshments,
and the general management of the
affair, are: Danny Bloss, A 1 Keller,
Bill Kovalick, Lyn Rowland, Eleanor
Moraski, Peggy Denion, and Irene
The money covering the general
cost of the dance will be deducted
from the student government fund.
Sport coat, slacks, straw hat and
corn cob pipes will be the uniform of
the day for the men, while blue
“jeans” and the various other items
that go to Hake up our modern
“bobby soxer”, will be worn by the
BAND AND CHORUS
The music department, under the
supervision of Miss Garbrick, instruc
tor of the music appreciation courses,
is progressing in the formation of
your band and choral clu!bs.
To date, the members of the choral
club total forty; 10 girls and 30 boys.
Those persons who have had previous
experience in choral or band activ
ities and who are interested in mak
ing the organization a success, are
requested to contact Miss Garbrick
as soon as possible.
The first meeting of the choral club
was held on October 15, 1946 at 7:30,
in room 2, at the Walnut street build
The orchestra, having five violins
to their credit, are in great need of
additional musicians for the string
section. The coming first meeting of
the orchestra will be held this week.
It is expected, tentatively, that the
groups, with the approval of Mr.
Goss, will engage in numerous per
formances in cooperation with future
To the advantage of every student
it is reported that the music room,
equipped with a record player and
forty-five albums of semiclassical and
classical records, is opened 10 hours
per day, for the listening study and
pleasure of all.
A new piano will be placed in the
music room and the old piano will be
come another asset to the recreation
room for your convenience.
The Goblin's Call
Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!
Tonight, 8:30, St. John's Hall
Witches ride, door bells ring,
The band will play, the Glee Club sing;
It's the Hallowe'en Party of HUC.
Be there, one and all.
S.O.S. FROM THE
The staff of the COLLEGIAN is
still undermanned. People inter
ested in editorial journalism or in
the advertising phase of newspaper
work are urged to contact us as
soon as possible. We need your
Those who wish to write occa
sional articles and who cannot find
time to participate in regular news
paper sessions can submit their
work to members of the staff. This
is your newspaper. It will be as
good as you make it. If you have
any suggestions or criticisms write
them in letter form and let us print
them. Names of letter writers will
be withheld on request.
Food Prices Topic
Of Forum Discussion
Food and food prices, where are
they going? This controversial topic
will be discussed Monday evening,
October 28 at an open forum to be
held at the YWCA.
The panel speakers were selected
for their particular knowledge of the
subjects to be discussed. A repre
sentative of labor, a housewife, a
merchant and a member of the OPA
will discuss the topic from the points
of view of those bodies. The forum
will then be open to anyone present
who wishes to express their opinions.
If the forum Monday night follows
the pattern of those in the past the
discussion will be quite lively.
Dr. Hazel Ramsay will act as mod
erator. She has acted in this capacity
in the past and her wide experience
with sociological problems, and her
wealth of 'knowledge contributes
greatly to the success of the forums.
To urge you to attend should be
unnecesary-. The issue is so vital that
a more complete understanding of it
is necessary. The right of freedom
of speech is a precious thing. Amer
icans have died for it. It is the duty
of all thinking people to use this
freedom, and occasions such as this
are excellent opportunities for us to
express our views.
Awards To Be Presented
At Hallowe'en Dance
At the Hallowe’en Dance tonight,
student council and basketball awards
will be given. The awards are to be
presented in the form of beautifully
To be eligible for the basketball
award, the student must have played
in more than half the number of
quarters played during the schedule.
Eligibility for the council keys is
determined by past service on the
Difficulty in obtaining the keys
resulted in postponing the awards
which were originally scheduled to
be made at the dinner dance which
was held this past June.
Those eligible for the awards are
asked to be present at the dance.
PENN STATE CENTER, HAZLETON, PA.
SPEECH FORUM TO BE
PRESENTED OVER WAZL
Beginning November 16, 1946, the
members of the Dramatic and Speech
departments will present the first in
their series of weekly, half-hour radio
forums over Station WAZL.
The forum is under the supervision
of Mr. Amos Goss, Dean of the Haz
leton Undergraduate Center; Miss
Theresa Scarnecchia, head of the
Speech and Dramatic departments;
and Mr. Don Murray of Radio Sta
This program, patterned after
those presented over our major net
works, will feature a discussion of
topics of vital interest and impor
tance to everyone.
The chosen participants will be
comprised of several faculty mem
bers, students from the Speech and
Dramatics classes of Penn State Cen
ter, and prominent citizens of Hazle
Following is a list of the topics
that will be discussed:
What Do You Think of the Idea
of Sharing the Secret of the
Atomic Bomb with the World?
Do You Believe in International
Control of the Atomic Bomb?
Do You Think the Federal Gov-
ernment Should Supply Funds
for Atomic Research?
Other topics of world-wide interest
will also be discussed.
Names of members of the Panel
will appear in the paper’s next issue.
22 STUDENTS JOIN
The Hazleton Penn State Center
Dramatic Club, organized by Miss
Scarnecchia of the Speech Dept., an
nounces that plays will be presented
over Station WAZL each week, be
ginning on November 16.
The Dramatic Club is a new organ
ization here at the Center. It is af
filiated with the Delta Psi Omega, a
national dramatic fraternity which
has its chapters in 140 colleges and
At the first meeting of the club,
tryouts were given and the following
were accepted into the organization:
George M. Tomsho, Francis X. Fatsie,
Edward P. Wizda, George Sipida,
Edward Grega, Ramon S. Saul, Frank
Lucas, Walter Palmer, Gerald W.
Hassel, John L. Apichella, Nancy
North, Dan Wargo, Morris Deitch,
Sara Nelson, Alfred Launikonis,
Charles Maurer, Knies Siegmund,
Robert John Evans, Richard Barager,
Lorraine DeJoseph, Jeanne Uzmann,
and Esther Bea Wagner.
Anyone still interested in joining
the club can do so by contacting Miss
Scarnecchia who will give tryouts by
appointment. The main qualification
is a good speaking voice. Don’t hes
itate to join; your voice may have
The next general meeting of the
Dramatic Club will be held Friday,
October 25, at 3:30 p. m. in room 15.
Sorority And Faculty
Tea Held October 23
The Omega Chi Tau Sorority held
their first social function of the sea
son when they sponsored a tea for
the female students, teachers, and
wives of the advisory board on Wed
nesday evening, October 23, at the
YWCA. Members of the sorority
acted as hostesses and a general get
acquainted session followed.
The committee for the affair con
sisted of Shirley Van Nauker, in
charge of arrangements; Eleanor
Morawski, refreshments; and Anne
The program consisted of the fol
The Girls’ Glee Club singing the
Penn State Alma Mater.
Marimba 3olos Carolyn Marg
Violin solo—Anne McHugh.
Novelty number—Jane Kenvin.
Piano solos—Ruth Von Bergen,
Student Elections To Be Held October 28-29
Voting To Be Held In All English Classes
The H. U. C. Student Council elections will be held October
28th and 29th. Ballots will be cast in each English class, giving
every student the opportunity to vote.
There are fifteen candidates for the Freshman class and seven
candidates for the Sophomore group. 2Each freshman is per
mitted to vote for ten candidates; sophomores will vote for five.
Here is a brief descriptive sketch of each of your nominees.
We have tried to treat them as objectively as possible lest we
be accused of electioneering.
The COLLEGIAN will support whatever student council is
elected as long as that council performs its functions in accord
ance With democratic principles. Some of the students will re
present you. Choose them wisely!
FOLLOWING ARE THEIR BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES:
JOHN WARD —A freshman who
graduated from Mining and Mechani
cal Institute last June. He is a can
didate for the Center’s basketball
quintet and has had experience in
prep school politics.
ALBERT KELLER—A sophomore
student who was a member of last
year’s student council. He is the son
of a Penn State graduate and is an
engineering .student. He has been
active in school affairs since high
school days, where he was a bands
man for three years.
RICHARD BARAGER Another
sophomore aspiring to council; seeks
re-elction on the basis of his last
year’s record. While a high school
student, he was active in the Thes
pian Club, a national dramatic or
ELEANOR KOCAY—A co-ed hail
ing from Freeland; also seeks a sec
ond term on our governing board.
She is one of the few girls who held
office last semester, and served on
many of the committees of that body.
LYN ROWLAND A student in
the Electrical ■ Engineering curricu
lum; also petitions for re-election.
He has had varied experience in
student government and served the
council as an executive last year.
PEGGY DENION Another so
phomore student who is willing to
let the record of her fine accomplish
ments on last year’s council speak
TED B'ROSKI One of the few
forestry majors in the school. He re
turned last semester after service
with the Combat Engineers. While
in high school, Ted’s student interests
were varied. He was a member of
the School Improvement Club.
ARTHUR HUTCHINSON Re
turned to school after service with
the Navy. He is a first semester
freshman and has a great interest in
music. If elected, he intends to gain
experience which he will find useful
in Business Administration.
DANNY BLOSS—Returned G. I„
listed as a second semester sopho
more; has been active in council af
fairs since he entered college. He,
too, has a background of high school
experience in the field of student
NEIL POLUMBO—Second Semes
ter freshman. He is a candidate for
the basketball team and seeks re
election on the basis of his past re
cord as a council member.
DAVID KELLER —A Navy vet
eran who has resumed his studies at
the Center. He hopes to become a
sanitation engineer. In high school,
he was active in dramatics and music.
THOMAS CACCESE Served in
the AAF. Seeks re-election on the
strength of last semester’s achieve
ments. He has always taken an active
part in all school activities. He is a
second semester freshman.
808 PATANOVICH—A freshman
enrolled in Chemical Engineering.
Bob is an ex-Coast Guardsman. In
high school, he was a member of
various language clubs. He is also
one of the managers of this year’s
RAMON SAUL A freshman in
Civil Engineering. Ray was a stu
dent here in 1943. When he was here
OCTOBER 25, 1946
last, Saul was on the newspaper staff,
treasurer of, the student council, and
co-captain of the basketball team.
A U. S. Navy veteran, Ray seeks a
post on this year’s cage squad..
FRANCIS FATSIE—A second se
mester freshman is indicating a very
strong interest in student activities
by seeking election to the student
council. This ex-Leatherneck has
ample dramatic and debating club
experience. He is an active member
of the newspaper staff.
ROSE DEITCH —A first semester
freshman. Rose puts her best foot
forward when she steps into competi
tion for student council. She was a
member of many student activities
while in high school; namely, the
Thespians, Girls’ Oratorical Club and
High grad; she is a sophomore, hold
ing a post on last year’s coucil. Irene
has an enviable record in student
FRANK LUCIA Another candi
date for a position on the student
council. An outstanding member of
the freshman class, Frank’s extra
curricular activities were topped by
his gridiron ability, having been var
sity signal-caller in his senior year.
ELEANOR MORAWSKI—A mem
ber of last year’s student council up
for re-election. She is one of the few
sophomores well on her way into the
field of Chemistry. Her hobbies are:
photography, athletics, and drawing.
In high school, she was a member of
the Thespians, and was associated
with the “Mountaineer” and “Janus”
AL CANNON Graduate of St.
Gabriel’s High School and an ex-G.I.
He was an active member of his class
in high school where dramatics and
oratory were numbered among his
accomplishments. He is a first se
GEORGE M. TOMSHO—Returned
serviceman, whose record shows in
terest in high school dramatics, de
bating and newspaper work. George
is a member of the staff of the “Col
legian.” He is a first semester fresh
ROBERT J. EVANS A first se
mester freshman who is a graduate
of Fairview High School at Mountain
Top. At present he is majoring in
business administration. His favorite
sports are hunting and fishing. Bob
enjoys taking part in minstrel shows,
and is also interested in dramatics.
Mfiss Scarnecchia, dramatics and
speech instructor, has received a
record-maker to be used in the dra
matic and speech classes.
The recorder, a valuable asset to
the speech and dramatics students,
will be used in a manner as to meas
ure, over a specific period of time,
the degree of improvement in a
student’s pronunciation, enunciation,
diction, tone of voice, and various
other qualities that distinguish an
The recorder, the first to be used
in the Hazleton Undergraduate Cen
ter in the above mentioned system,
cost the dramatic and speech depart
ment approximately $2OO.