Hazleton collegian. (Hazleton, PA) 1937-1956, December 13, 1949, Image 1

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.Kootster..-:: . ...---F'allt-. Friday, Xmas . Ball
First League
ame Lost
The Hazlgton,Undergraduate Cen
tex's cagers dropped the first game of
Pe'nnsylvania Junior College league
play. They were defeated by a strong
Altoona team at the Western lair. On
Wednesday . ; De6ember 14, the Rud
manites journey to Schuylkill county
to meet thelr arch-rivals, Pottsville:
The .Hazletoh Centg-Pottsville Cen
ter series has always been contested
because of the natural rivalry be
tween the two centers. In connection
with this fray a "Welcome Hazleton"
party and dance will be held after the
game. Let's have a big turnout to
cheer for Highacres!
Would you like an 'old-fashioned
ChristmaA in a large stone mansion
with hundreds of friends gathered
around a blazing fireplace, singing
carols and wrapping presents? It can
happen here and it will if you
will arrange to be present in the stu
dent lounge on Tuesday night, De
cember 19, about 7:30 p, m.
There is no specific program of en
tertainment planned; it is to be just
an informal get-together. Here are
the details:
The entire student body is invited
to meet in the lounge on Tuesday
night. The Penn State chorus will be
on hand to lead the singing of carols
and will render several other selec
tions. It has been suggested that each
student purchase a small gift, not
more than fifty cents in value, for a
child. These gifts will be wrapped at
the carol sing materials will be
available. These gifts will be donated
to the Salvation Army for distribu
tion to needy children. If you can't
come to the party, bring in a small
gift to school, anyway; it will prove
that H U C has the true Christmas
That is the plan —a get-together
with the whole school family to •usher
in the Christmas holidays. Arrange
now to be a part of that family.
On Wednesday, December 14, the
three language 'departments, French,
German, and Spanish, will hold a
language festival at Highacres. This
festival is the second of a series
which will be presented annually by
the Hazleton center. Sophomores
will remember with 'pleasure the pro
gram presented last spring. A new
policy has been adopted this year.
After the short skits which each club
will sponsor, refreshments will be
served and music will be furnished
for those who wish to dance. All who
attend are assured of an entertaining
and enlightening evening.
dramatists presented their first major
production, "Three Cornered Moon."
The all-star cast, directed by Miss
Margaret Campbell, brought much
enjoyment and many laughs to the
receptive audience. This three-act
comedy was staged in arena style,
and the novelty of this effect added
to the over-all finesse of th.:, play. A
fine crowd was on hand in Genetti's
theater-restaurant, and all who at
tended reported an enjoyi.bie eve
ning and a fine performance Orchids
to the Jesters!
meeting on Thursday, December 1,
at Highacres the orgar.'mation mem
bers discussed plans for the Christ
mas Language Festival. This festival
will be held in , conjunction with the
German and French clubs. Details
are to be found in another article on
this page. The president of the Span
ish Club, Grace Bendalin, led the
evening's discussion.
CHORUS . . . . Will broadcast two
radio programs in the near future.
The first will be over station WHWL,
Nanticoke, on Monday, December 12,
at 12:05 p.m.; and the second, over
WAZL on December 15, at
10130 p. m. Other engwrements in
clude music for the Women's Club
banquet at the Hotel Altamont.
There will be a carol sing in down
town Hazleton on the night of the
13th. This is not limited to members
of the chorus , 7 -- only to people with
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the Christmas spirit. The rendezvous
will be about 9 p. m. at the Alta-
The Penn State
the guidance of Syd Rudman the
Dancing Club has organized and
elected the following officers: Presi
dent, Bruce Lustgarten; Vice-Presi
dent, And r e w Tait: Secretary-
Treasurer, Cleo Taylor. Al styles of
dancing are being taught to novices
and advanced students alike. How is
your rhumba? Can you waltz -- it's
coming back! The club meets every
Thursday from 4:30 to 6.30 in the
Botany Ballroom.. Put on your danc
ing slippers and conic 5 the meeting
next Thursday.
. . . . At the last German Club meet
ing on December 7, plans for partici
pation in the language clubs festival
were made. The club also discussed
correspondence with the German
Youth at Angsburg, Germany. This
is a part of the 1. ifouth Helps Youth"
project which has •Im interexqlange
of knowledge between German and
American students as its function.
THE MUMMY CLUB .. .. Our own
unique Amateur Egyptologists' Soci
ety has been a7.t'v. in affairs pertin
ent to its main interests. Dr. Ranke's
lecture—the details of which appear
elsewhere is chief among these. A
skit is also planned for the near fu
ture. The name of it is, naturally
enough, "The Case of the Vanishing
Mummy." The next regular meeting
will be held on Thursday.
December 13, 1949
Annual Xmas
At Altamont
The Christmas Ball will be held
this week on Friday night at the Ho
tel Altamont. This affair is the tradi
tional dance sponsored by the Social
Activities committee of the Student
Arrangements for the dance are
nearly completed. The main ballroom
will be available for dancing to the
music of Scotty Parsons' Orchestra.
The decorations will of course ha-'e
the holidays as their theme and there
will be refreshments. Dancing is
scheduled from 9 to 12 IL m.
Come to the ball and have yourself
The Hazleton Center will be host
to a noted authority on the civiliza
tion and culture of the ancient Egyp
tians, when Dr. Hermann Ranke of
Philadelphia visits here to lecture.
This scholar of early Egyptian life
has graciously accepted the invita
tion of our Amateur Egyptologist's
Society (vulgarly referred to as "The
Mummy Club" to impart some of his
findings to its members. Mr. James
6teele, the club advisor, nas ar
ranged the details for Dr. Ranke's
Dr. Ranke has been associated
with two of the finest universities
known: the University of Heidelberg,
Germany, and the University of
Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. He is
the acting curator of the Egyptian
Department of Penn's museum at
The lecture will be illustrated with
lantern slides and should prove to be
interesting and educational to any
interested person. If you will ar
range to be at the Hazleton YMCA
on Thursday, December 15, before
7:30- p. m., you can attend Dr.
Ranke's lecture. Everyone is wel
Kiwanis Dines
At Highacres
Tuesday noon finds the Hazleton
Kiwanis luncheon in our own cafete
ria. The changed schedule will allow
for the dining facilities to be avail
able for this service club. We wel
come the Kiwanians, and hope they
become well acquainted with our hill
top college.
IRC .... The International Relations
Club has been meeting every
Wednesday at 11:45 to discuss prob
lems of world-wide scope. The discus
sions are led by John Hudock, the
president, and guided by Mr. Ralph
Krecker, club advisor. If you like to
argue, come to the next meeting --
Wednesday, 11:45 in the 80ta..;