Hazleton collegian. (Hazleton, PA) 1937-1956, May 03, 1951, Image 1

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Vol. XIII, No. .6(
Daniels Resigns Student Council Post;
Labels Council "Defunct Organization"
Keller Explains Campus
Merle Campbell
Named New Head
On April Ist the Pennsylvania
State College announced a new ad
ministrative head for Penn State
Center here to succeed Amos A. Goss.
The new head will be Merle E.
Campbell who has been administra
tive head of the Penn State Center in
Dußois since 1945. His appointment
here will become effective July 1,
according to J. 0. Keller, director of
the College's General Extension Ser
vices who made the announcement.
Developed Dußois Center
During the six years that Mr.
Campbell has been in charge of the
Dußois Center, many additions and
advances have been made, and large
ly through his efforts, Mr. Keller
These include a new recreation
building; a men's dormitory and
cafeteria; the redesigning and re
building of laboratories for chemis
try, physics and engineering, the re
modeling of the main building; and
the acquiring of a 21-acre athletic
The Dußois Center has also devel
oped an extensive adult educational
program in recent years, both in the
city of Dußois, and in the six-county
area served by the Center. Many of
these classes have been taught by
members of the Center faculty, and
Mr. Campbell teaches adult classes in
oil painting.
He has displayed an unusual inter
est in student learning and in student
welfare, according to Mr. Keller. Mr.
Campbell takes frequent surveys
among the students and among grad
uates to determine their needs, and
to add to the Center's educational,
recreational, and extracurricular pro
Graduate of Penn State
The newly-appointed head of the
Center at Highacres is a 1938 gradu
ate of Penn State where he majored
in fine arts. He continued his studies
on the main campus during the sum
mers of 1938-39-40. As an under
graduate he was art editor of a
campus magazine, was intramural
javelin champion, played intramural
basketball, and was a member of Pi
Gamma Alpha, fine arts honorary
Following graduation he taught
one year in the public schools of his
native city, New Castle. In 1939 he
became an instructor in fine arts and
engineering drawing at The Penn
State Center in Dußois, and also
coached junior varsity basketball. He
was named assistant to the director
of Arts and Science Extension for
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Ex-Center Student
Builds Boys' Camp
Clyde Bell, Jr., of Freeland, real
ized the ambition of a lifetime re
cently when he became the owner
and director of 150-acre Pine Lodge
camp near Wapwallopen.
The 27 year old Bell is a veteran
of camping life. His uncle, Rev. Rey
burn L. Fritz of Freeland, a camping
and Indian lore enthusiast, introdu
ced him to the outdoor life when the
present camp owner was only five
years old.
As a boy, young Bell attended var
ious camps in the region and became
a counselor at Camp Keller, operated
by the local YMCA. A graduate of
MMI (Bell tried surveying for a
while but soon returned to his great
er interest—work with young boys—
and accepted a position as boys' work
secretary at the YMCA and director
of Camp Keller.
Served in Air Force
Drafted into the Army during
World War 11, Bell served on Okin
awa with the Air Force. While there,
he set up a camp for war orphans.
Following the war, Bell opened a
small camp near the present site of
Pine Lodge. Encouraged by its suc
cess, he acquired 150 acres in the
scenic Schweitz Valley and started
construction of the present camp.
Now valued at $50,000, Pine Lodge
is nearly completed and will be open
ed June 23 for boys aged 15 to 16.
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The Students' Voice
Hazleton Center, Highacres, Hazleton, Pa
In reply to a student sponsored
petition addressed to President Mil
ton S. Eisenhower, J. 0. Keller, head
of Penn State's extension services,
spoke to a mass meeting of students
on April 10 at 12 a.m. in the Botany
Building. Keller said that the reason
for establishing Pennsylvania State
College as a land grant college was
to provide education "close at hand."
This original reason is applied today
in the establishment of the eight
centers. He told about the opposition
put up by the junior colleges and
smaller colleges of Pennsylvania who
felt that their schools would lose
many prospective students. This op
position led to the centers being
made self-sufficient. The towns in
which the centers are located provide
the buildings while Penn State furn
ishes the faculty. Each center, how
ever, is not self-supporting, but as a
group the eight centers are self-sup
porting. Keller reiettrti - that this year
the centers are operating at a loss
which is being underwritten by the
Pennsylvania State College. This loss
is due to miscalculations on student
enrollment. The Hazleton Center is
reported to be operating at a $21,000
In the afternoon Keller and Stan
ley Campbell met with the Student
Council, the Petition Committee, and
the Hazleton Educational Council.
The purpose of the meeting was to
answer the following questions which
were submitted to him two hours be
fore the meeting.
Q. When is something going to be
done about the poor kitchen service,
the bad driveway, the parking lot,
and the painting of the main build
A. The administrative head has the
power to make minor repairs. Major
repairs must be approved by the
main campus. Keller stated that if
Campbell, new administrative head—
thought the painting of the buildings
was the most important thing to be
accomplished here, Campbell would
certainly receive approval for paint
ing them.
Q. Is each individual center self
supporting? If so, why must per
mission come from the campus before
we can repair anything.
A. (Keller felt that he had answer
ed this question previously.)
Q. What is the breakdown of the
187.50 fee? Has this center always
operated at a loss ? Two years ago—
was there a profit of $35,000.00 ? Yes,
or no.
A. Keller said that the college does
not break down individually each
$187.50 fee. The total tuition fees are
broken down into salaries, mainten
ance, etc. During the years immed
iately following World War II the
center operated at a profit. Two
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Henry Daniels, the sophomore who won over Joseph McHale in the
February elections for Student Council, resigned his post on April 18, the
day following the student mass-meeting, concerning the payment of the
tournament deficit. Mr. Daniels said at the aforementioned meeting that
Mr. Syd. Rudman told him in the presence of others that if there were a
deficit, he (Rudman) would have to assume the risk and told Daniels that
this tournament was not the affair of Student Council. "This," said Daniels,
"Was not the only reason for the action I took (that of resigning) but the
outcome of this meeting was 'the straw that broke the camel's back.' "
The resignation, accepted by Council, is as follows:
President of the Student Council,
I, Henry Daniels, do herewith sub
mit my resignation as a member of
Student Council for the following
French Club
The French Club held a reorgan
ization meeting March 9. Election of
officers was held. Hugh Brennan,
editor of the Collegian, was elected
President. The office of Vice-Presi
dent is occupied by Beverly Morgan.
Harold Klemow and Pearl Paternos
ter hold the offices of treasurer and
secretary respectively. Miss Emma
Philips is the club advisor. Frank
Nowak was appointed a committee
Members of the club are planning
to make several trips to the Little
Art Theatre in Wilkes-Barre for the
purpose of seeing foreign films.
The May Queen and Maid of Honor
Jane Margwarth was elected May Queen, and Helene Smith her maid
of honor in a student body, election. The crowning of the May Queen, a
traditional Spring ceremony of the Hazleton Center, will be held Friday
afternoon, May 4, at 2:00 P.M. in the garden at Highacres. In the event that
the weatherman doesn't provide a suitable setting for an outdoor ceremony,
the coronation will be held in Genetti's ballroom immediately preceding the
Miss Florence Yannes, Dean of Women, and her assistant, Miss Anna
Erlemann, have announced the following program for May Day.
Court Herald Donald Bachman
1. Council doesn't have enough in
2. Lack of interest in student af
fairs and business.
3. Lack of unity in Council as a
4. Lack of confidence of students
who elected me as council mem
5. Council activities are detrimen
tal to the specific purpose of
my attending college.
Therefore, I do not wish to be a
member of such a defunct organiza
After Council accepted this resig
nation, 'Daniels made the statement
that the acceptance of it, as written,
proves conclusively that his state
ment of Council being a defunct org
anization is the truth.
No action has been taken thus far
for the replacement of Daniels.
it i)f<;i~,
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and Ball
May 4
Thursday, May 3, 1951
—Henry J. Daniels