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Vol. XII. No. 1
Calm Your Fears; Collegia'' )/ ppears
After an eventful week of violent
political activity the Independent,
Reflectionist, Only, and Campuscrat
parties relaxed to await the election
outcome. The campaign directors of
all of the parties are to be congratu
lated for hard work. The left-wing
Only party's campaign is still being
tread upon, if you know what we
When the results were finally an
nounced, the victorious candidates
lined up like this:
Vice-president Mary Louise
Council—Chad McCracken, John
Kalanik, Dolores McGee.
Council—Bruce Lustgarten, Gene
Chomicky, Kathleen Midash.
The Collegian offers its fullest sup
port and cooperation to the student
government for the coming year.
111Yourt DATE BOOK [II
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Here are some important school
dates to jot down on the cover of
your favorite text book:
November 18, Play,
November 22, Thanksgiving Dance
November 23, Thanksgiving vaca
tion begins 12:20.
November 28, Classes resume 8:30.
Despite very poor support, the
Autumn Concert Theater series has
met with the wholehearted approval
of those students and faculty mem
bers farsighted enough to attend.
The Holbrooks presented many in
teresting and educational character
sketches of historical and literary
On November first the Crawford
Namora Trio provided the audience
with an entirely different type of
November eighth, Art Hodes, an
outstanding citizen of Jazzland, defi
nitely captured the hearts of those
attending with his interpretations of
many jazz classics.
We sincerely hope that a similiar
concert series will be formed next
year—and that support will be much
HAZLETQN CENTER, H
• It is almost , an old story by now to the sophomores, and the only story
which the freshmen know—the Hazleton Undergraduat e Center has a new
home. The campus is now a reality with lawn, paths, gardens, and woodland,
instead of the streets of Hazleton between the Walnut Street school and the
Broad Street building. The estate-turned-college, aptly named Highacres, is
certainly the finest spot possible foi- an institution of higher learning. When
renovations and new construction are complete, few junior colleges and cer
tainly no other other "center" will compare with our own.
Plans for better location and facilities had been advanced years ago in
the formation of the Hazleton Educational Council with Mr. Thomas L.
Hinkle at the helm. The Laubach ;property, now St. Joseph's Hospital, was
a tentative site for our center along with the Pardee house and the present
United Charities Home. When Mr. Markle agreed to sell Highacres for the
purpose a housing our school the searching and appraising came to an end.
Mr. E. H. Whitney, one of these tireless planners, stated, "When we started
in search of a new home for the Pennsylvania State College Center we
certainly did not dream that it would ever turn out to be such a magnificent
thing as getting Highacres for a campus."
Unfortunately the scheduled start for the conversion of the Markle es
tate into a college was delayed for months because final approval of the
work was not forthcoming. As soon as this approval was secured, work
proceeded at an unbelievable speed. Soon the workmen and administrators
had preparations complete 'and buildings ready for occupancy. Classes began
on schedule and now faculty and students are firmly established.
The official Open House and Dedication was held Monday, October 24.
Mr. Vic Deihm presided as master of ceremonies, Mr. J. Keller represented
the administration from State College, and Mr. Amos Goss headed the
officials of the Hazleton Center. The afternoon. program was aired on
WAZL's FM facilities, for the benefit of the people of the Hazleton region.
There was a great deal of civic interest in this dedication; it is another
firm step in the advancement of the cultural aspect of the mountain city.
After the formal exercises many visitors took advantage of "Open House"
to inspect classrooms, dormitories, and the cafeteria and snack bar. Mem
bets ;c•f the Freshman Advisory Council served as ushers and guides. The
organ mastery of Freddie Houser at the Coffee Hour in the student lounge
was an appropriate climax;to the day of dedication and recognition.
It was revealed this time, that plans for the erection of a 1500-seat
gymnasium have been formulated. A drive for the public solicitation of
funds will be staged under the direction of Attorney Lou Feldmann. The
students of this center should certainly be among the most ardent supporters
of this campaign.
That is the general story of the acquisition of our new home. It is a
good story with a happy ending.
The Dramatic Club's first presentation of the year will be given on
Friday, November 18. The time-8 P.M.; the place—Genetti's Theatre-
Restaurant; the audience—it's up to you. For the amount o the amusement
tax you will receive a. night's entertainment and witness the introduction
of arena-stylel, staging Why not come and nd out what the title, "Three
Cornered Moon", really means? 8888
The students who star in this production are Marilyn George, Carl H.
Meiss Jr., Burton Minkin, Cleo Taylor, Dolores McGee, Neil Lewellyn, David
Evans, Arthur E:dstrom, and Nancy Byorick. Under the direltion of Miss
Margaret E Campbell these thespians have worked hard to perfect their
.characterizations and to polish the final show. The people who appear be
fore the audience are reinforced by all of the various unseen property, busi
ness, and production committees. Mr. Arthlr Carpenter is technical advisor
to this part of the staging.
With this new seating arrangement the audience will surround the
players entirely and plenty of choice seats will be available. Take advantage
of them; come to see "Three Cornered Moon".
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IGHACRES, R. D. 1, HAZLET I PA.
The Highacres Story
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Notember 18, 1949
The first taste of college for some
one hundred and seventy people,
Freshman Orientation Week, began
on September 21. Freshmen were al
phabetically assigned to fifteen vari
ous groups with a sophomore group
advisor. Many hours of this first day
were spent taking math, science,
English, and psychological tests.
That evening the Freshman Advi
sory Council was host for a dance
and get-together party for the incom
ing students. Small groups of fresh
men stood about nervously at first,
but by evening's end the "ice" had
been broken. The Truth or Conse-
quences program concerning Penn
State had helped tremendously.
Miss Grace Thomas, Student Coun
cil Advisor, explained the workings
and activities of our government.
Three members of last year's Council,
Dolores McGee, Arthur Edstrom, and
John Wersinger, presented a mock
council meeting to illustrate Miss
Thomas' information. At this assem
bly the freshmen were acquainted
with the rules for Freshmen Customs,
and began imagining all forms of
dire punishment. This proved to be
groundless, however, when not one
single instance of observance of
these customs could be seen.
An all-college picnic scheduled for
the estate grounds had to be called
indoors becaus of rain. However, no
one was cramped for room; the small
number of people who attended
The clubs and activities had a
chance to present their wares on
Monday evening when each one pre
sented a skit explaining its function
and extending an invitation to join.
The program was varied and cleverly
presented. Everything, from a puppet
show to a murder mystery, graced the
After the time-consuming job of
registration, Freshmen Orientation
Week was climaxed by Stunt Night.
Each of the fifteen groups gave an
original presentation to be enjoyed
and judged. Real talent was displayed
and the winning group waked off
with a_ box of Hershey bars. The fun ..
and planning was over; classes start
ed at 8:30 the next morning.
Much of the credit for this pro
gram must go to Miss Lois Neifert,
Mr. Frank Kostos, Miss Grace Tho
mas, Mr. Sydney Rudman, Mr. Goss,,
the Administrative Head, and the fol
lowing sophomores: John Mooney,
James Geffert, Nancy Baran, Robert:
Sacco, John Wersinger, Marilyn
George, Dolores McGee, Nancy y
orek, Louisa May, Burt Minkin, Neil
Lewellyn, Neil Gallagher, Art Ed,
strom, John Schacer, and William