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BY THE STUDENTS OF THE HAZLETON UNDERGRADUATE CENTER .
CO-EDITORS STAFF WRITERS
Gerald Hassel - Wilson Barto George Demshock, Ralph Kline, June
Sports Editor - - - - - Leon Baden
Reinmiller, Jim Fisher, Hugh Close,
Feature Editor Daniel Wargo
Socie'ty Editor - - - Grace Mcßride Ray Phillips, Marguerite Rondish, Anita
Club . Reporter Joe Olivia, Goldberg, I. Smith, E. Kostic.
Why The Collegian Favors A Spring
The developments which will take place this week-end and
early next week will decide what type Commencement the school
will hold this year.
The biggest problem is money! But the student boards seem
to think that funds are 'available for Commencement, whatever
the type decided upon.
A college education these days is a test of constant work. It
must be since schools are filled to capacity. For this reason, stu
dents able to rise , scholastically to the top deserve worthy recog
nition—the same as has been given the achievements of the
basketball team, the casts for radio shows, and class and club
There is a student and a faculty group working on plans for
Commencement exercises. The reports of both are due in the
administration office today. Depending on the nature of these
reports is- the future of the Commencement plan. Committees
will need to be, appointed from the student body and the faculty.
There is much work-to be done concerning a Commeneement pro
gram and at the present, time is the most rationed factor—L-delay
is the plan's worst enemy.
The Collegian wants an informal Spring Commencement
ercise because recognition is due these people who ;have main
tained high ratings ,the past two years. This paper feels that
the rest of the student body wants this reward given to their
members who have attained these ratings.
And Still They Ask
It has been made rather clear, in view of the opinions of
various HUC scholars, that the 'student body wants more frequent
assemblies. That's a very noble desire; however, let's come down
to earth. The Collegian office is not a wishing well, and further
more, student assemblies do not materialize out of thin air.
It is a common fact that before a school can even entertain the
idea of numerous and regular student gatherings, the problem of
acquiring assembly quarters with suitable seating accommoda
tions 'must be overcome. In addition, there are countless inciden
tals such as the arrangement of class schedules, the task of
planning a program of entertainment or business, the question
of majority attendance, and numerous other student assembly
problems which must be solved.
And, who must solve these problems? Should the faculty, or
the administrators, who are already up to their neck in work,
solve them? Not in a month of Sundays!
A student assembly is of the students and for the students;
therefore, in my opinion, the students, with merely the support
of the administration and faculty', should formulate committees
to handle the overall assembly problem. It would be to your ad
vantage, however, to consult the members of the student council,
the activities board, and the faculty and administrative heads for
the purpose oii coordinating and initiating a permanent student
It's up to you; however, if no action is taken on your part, at
least try to refrain from , stretching and yawning when you ask,
"Why are there no student assemblies?"
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Glee Club Gives
The 'HU'C Glee Club, under the di
rection of Miss Pearl Garbrick, com
pleted an engagement at the White
Haven Sanitarium, where they en
tertained the patients with sacred
and secular songs. The featured
soloists for the evening were Jane
Kenvin, Alice Lanyon, Leroy Hinkle
and all members of the Glee Club.
The Men's Quartette, consisting of
Gerald Hassel, Leroy Hinkle, John
Hutnyan and Joseph Cortese, enter
tained the patients with four har
mony numbers. Dr. Maurice Blum,
local optometrist who is associated
with the sanitarium for some time,
complimented the Glee Club for their
What's new in the fashion world
or better still what isn't ?
First of all the experts are going
all out for silhouettes. The Victorian
silhouette awards a thin waistline,
and exaggerated bustle to the young
miss. The Gay '9O silhouette, presen
ting an hour-glass figure, is having
another surge of popularity.
As to colors, every shade is being
pushed by those in the know. In suits,
black seems to be the preference; but
in shorties•; •it's eveiT color- for itself.
In hats, straws richly woven in
different shades of beige complement
Come to think of it, beige is quite
popular this season, because and
this is strictly from Paris beige
gloves are being worn with dark eve
ning gowns for those evenings out.
Cotton evening gowns are making
a comeback. All of them are gaily
patterned and cool-looking.
A new note is the silk-knitted
sweater previously for evening wear
is now making its , debut in. daytime
Last but not least is the introduc
tion of lace in night and day fash
ions. A tiny piece of lace is enough
to set off any outfit and receive an
plause for an encore.
It has been noted by many frau],
the sidelines that Paris styles are
quite, bizarre. Parisian fashion people
want to drop the daytime skirts to an
outrageous six inches from the
ground, while the American experts
suggest a conservative twelve inches
for day wear.
Traffic accidents killed 32,500
Americans in 1947. Drive carefully!
WORK. WELL DONE
Students, faculty members and officials of the Hazleton Un
dergraduate Center are to be commended for the excellent Open
House program arranged for and presented by the junior college
staff recently. Open House, a "first" for the local institution,
was well received by students and townspeople. .The editors of
the. Collegian hope that similar programs will be presented yearly
in an effort to acquaint residents, of Hazleton and vicinity, with
the work being done on a college ,level locally.
MARVIN L. LEWIS who attended
HUC in 1940 to 1942 is now wed to
CHARLES BRUCH. Mr. Bruch, stu
dent of •HUC in 1940 to 1942 also,
is living with his wife and two year
old son at State, College. There he
is a research assistant and is working
for his Masters Degree in Metallur
REBECCA BASKIN, HUC alumna
from 1934 to 1936, and a graduate
from Penn State campus, has been a
social worker in the Hazleton Uni
ted 'Charities. Miss Baskin, who is
a member of the local University
Women's. Club, is confined to the
Hazleton State Hospital due to
During the HUC Open House
several alumni were able to attend.
Many of these were:
THOMAS CACCESE, who is a
special appointee to the Arizona
School for the training of business
executives for Latin America, is
visiting in town and intends to re
turn to school soon. Another visitor
was MARGARET WILSON; now a
senior at the Bloomsburg State
Teachers College. Miss Wilson is the
sister of CHARLES WILSON, pres
ent HUC student.
RUTH VON BERGEN, a partici
pant of the First State Collegiate
Music Festival,, also matriculating at
Bloomsburg State Teachers College,
viewed the various displays during
MARY ANN (McCLINTOCK) BI
GELOW, 1938 and 1939 student of
HUC is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke
College. Mrs. Bigelow, who is the
wife of HlTC's newest instructor, Mr.
RICHARD L. BIGELOW, - served as a
WAVE lieutenant during the past
war, and is another member of the
Hazleton's University Women's. Club.
GEORGE TOMSHO and' AARON
MARSH, as was reported in the past,
are now matriculating in Swathmore
College. Both Mr. Tomsho and Mr.
Marsh have received honor grades the
past first half of this present se
V. JAMES KENNEDY is at the
present time a pediatrician in' Haz
letoh. Mr. Kennedy attended HUG.
during the years of 1935 and 1936.
Many of the present students, as
well as the have expressed
their support to the; Present plan for
having a .commencement exercise,
If this new precedent should be set,
it will certahily mean another step
of progress for HUG.