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MANY BEHIND THE SCENES
The Third Annual Pennsylvania Junior College Athletic Asso
ciation Basketball Tournament opens tonight at the Hazleton
High School Gymnasium. Few persons watching the competiting
tournament teams will realize how much "behind the scenes"
work was necessary to make the tournament an artistic, if not a
financial success. Several administrative officials, faculty mem
bers and students spent many hours each day for the past four
weeks making preparations for the basketball playoffs which be
gin tonight. These men and women are to be commended for their
spirit and enthusiasm. Now we may say, "Well done."
The students who should receive special thanks for the part
they played in making it possible to stage the tournament are:
William Steiner, Hugh Close, Wilson Barto, Leon Baden, Dan
Wargo, Anita Goldberg, George Demshock and John Ward.,
THINGS MIGHT MOVE - BUT FAST
Monday most HUC veterans received their last VA subsistance
check bearing the old value of sixty-five dollars since the long
awaited increase of ten dollars goes into effect this month. The
checks for $75, however, will not be in the veterans' hands until
the first part of April. The increase is the result of many months
of waiting by the GI students. Last spring a concerted effort was
made by Vet organizations to put pressure on the Congress for
swift approval of the new rate. But the final word passed over
President Truman's desk only recently. The actual job took almost
a year after the men under the dome decided to do something
about the conditions.
The next thing to be watched in Washington regarding the
Vets of the nation is the final action on the profits realized by
the government from GI insurance. Something should happen
before September inasmuch as a presidential year always makes
things move but fast.
What's Your Name?
It was an optimist who said,
"Things .could be worse." Take
names, for instance. It's interesting
to consider what your name would
be if it were the antonym it might
have, or if the syllables were turned
around. See what can be done with
your name after reading a few sam
ples of student names below.
What If It Weren't?
H. Close but Faraway.
A. Fry but Sizzle.
W. Herr but His.
M. Schott but Poisoned.
A. Spaide but Shovel.
T. Strike but Foul.
J. Longo but .Shorto.
M. Demat but Deßug.
H. Hyman but Lowman.
H. Lockman but Locklady.
R. Chuckran but Chuckwalked
G. Butterwick but 'Oleowick.
E. Nowak but Yeswak.
J. Wersinger but Betteringer.
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ELLIOT LAWRENCE -
His College Records
As Good As His Band
Fifty-five prom dates in one sea
son is a record for any band and
that's the record that's been made
by Elliot Lawrence, twenty-two year
old band leader. What's more, Elliot
is so fresh from the University of
Pennsylvania's Academy of Music,
that seniors there still remember his
playing as an undergraduate at col
Incidentally, this campus favorite
began his musical career at the age
of three conducting a "kid" band
on a small Pennsylvania radio sta
76 IN CLASS
The first enrollment of physical
education classes ever to be held at
HUC numbers 76 at the present
time. The classes were started in
February and are held in the YMCA
LARGE ATTENDANCE AT MODERN
LANGUAGE DANCE IN EAGLES' CLUB
I FIRST SEMESTER I
By George Demshock
Dinero A Spanish dining room.
Crepe suzette A drunken pancake
with a hotfoot.
Sombrero A somber Spaniard.
Squall —An Indian wife (not neces
sarily Indian though).
Yen A Chinese desire.
Coloratura A high note in music.
Usually a note so high that it
can be heard only by a dog.
Fugue Warlike music. Usually
written when the composer was
having a fugue with his neigh
Waltz A flatfooted fox trot.
Laboratory A room marked
Racoon What a butterfly emerges
Atom Eve's husband.
Europa —An expression of amaze
ment, like: "Europa I have
Sales Tax A tax dating back to
Queen Isabella who taxed the
people to raise money for sails
for Columbus' ships.
Semi-pro Referxing to athletes
paid only half the time.
Dormitory A university flophouse.
Honorary A western expression
as: "You're an honorary .erit
Olive A small green cherry used
Intellectual A guy who waits for
the right spots to quote what
smart guys say.
0 Prefix to an Irishman's name.
ANTHONY MARTINI, a former
student of HUC, is now matricula
ting at the George Washington Uni
versity and Law School, Washington,
D. C., one of the foremost of its kind
in the country. Mr. Martini com
pleted his undergraduate work in
Economics while here at HUC.
The former NATALIE BIEDER
MAN, now MRS. MELVIN GOR
DON, who graduated from Penn
State Campus with a B. A. Degree
in Sociology, is working as an ap
prentice social worker at the Eden
wald School for Boys. Mrs. Gordon
was a student of HUC in 1946.
MARY SHERROCK'S major
while studying at Barnard College in
New York is English Speech and
A large attendance enjoyed dan
cing to the music of Art Wendel's
Orchestra at the Eagle's Ballroom
February 25 when the Modern Lan
guage Clubs sponsored the Sadie
During intermission Alice Lanyon
started off a stage show by giving a
rendition of Cole Porter's "I've Got
You Under My Skin."
Louis Booros and Louis and Ju
nior Colombo, the Harmony Haven
Trio, were called for three encores
after they sang "Ooh, Looka There,
Ain't She Pretty ?"
Murray Loss presented a piano
solo of one of his own compositions,
The feature number of the eve
ning was a novelty presentation of
the popular song, "Slap Her Down
Again, Pa." The cast included Jane
Kenvin, Bob Dobra, Alice Lanyon,
Donald Smith, Theresa Zogby and
Mike Arlotto. Dan Wargo directed
the skit. An elimination dance called
by Wilson Barto, master of ceremo
nies, concluded the program.
Other persons who deserve credit
for the success of the dance are Miss
Edra Staffieri, Miss Helen Dossen
bach, Miss Emma Phillips, and the
various committees which worked to
present the project.
Dramatics. Miss Sherrock attended
HIJC for two semesters in 1945 and
HUC has two alumni at Swarth
more College, Swarthmore, Penna:
AARON 'MARSH, student of four
semesters at HUC, is now continuing
his studies for a History and Social
Science major; and GEORGE TOM
SHO, former co-editor of the Colle
gian. Both Marsh and Tomsho were
members of HUC's International Re
lations Club, and both are currently
active on the Swarthmore College
CLIFFORD S. BASTUSCHECK
attended HUC in 1940-1942 and
transferred to Penn State Campus
where he graduated. Since 1945,
Bastuscheck, residing in Altoona
with his family, has been an Instruc
tor of Physics at the Altoona Under
NAOMI BASTUSCHECK, Field
Director for the Anthracite Council,
Girl Scouts, graduated from Penn
State College in 1947. Miss Bastus
check studied at HUC from ; 1940 to
1942. She worked until 1945 in
Washington, D. C. as a government
girl, then returned in 1945 to Penn
State Campus to complete her junior
and senior years of college.
ALICE B. IT TER, student of
HUC from 1935 to 1937, wed DON
ALD CARTER, HUC student from
1934 to 1936; both receiving their
degrees at Penn State College. Mr.
Carter, CHARLES GALLAGHER
a student of HUC in the same years
as Carter and MIKE CAPPA
RELL, who attended HUC from
1935 to 1937, are presently em
ployed by the Veterans Administra
tion Office in Wilkes-Barre.