Hazleton collegian. (Hazleton, PA) 1937-1956, January 16, 1953, Image 2

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    Jan. 16, 1953
Lewis C. Smith, Berwick, was instantly killed, and Robert Mcßride, Bloomsburg,
was seriously injured when a plane carrying restricted material went out of control
and crashed into a tree top shortly before ten o'clock on the morning of January 6,
while taking off from the Bloomsburg Airport for New England,
Smith, who was the son of Mrs. Clarence Smith of the college staff and special
project engineer for the Berwick plant of the American Car and Foundry, was accom
panying the material and had chartered the plane for the special flight. Mcßride,
pilot ot the plane, was a veteran of thousands of hours’ flying time both commerci
ally and with the Air Force during World War 11 and was flight instructor at the
The following is a list of students who are planning to transfer to the
campus fob the spring semester. The following list is not official.
Joseph G. Berger, James 0. Berish, Bernard C. Dill, Clark G, Fiester,
Joel D. Gets, Dorothy Kosack, Donald H. Krentz, Joseph A, Mandour, Joseph G.
Ralph P. Miller, Michael R. Ittstisayn, William F. Poleri, Laurence G. Roman,
Edwin J, gymsza, Fred E, Smith, Bruno J.Sposato, Rollin N. Swank,
John J. U gvarsky, Isabel D. White, Richard J. Yevak, Richard R. Schraeder,
Stephen S'.' Warner, and Rudolph Bertuola.
The annual Military Ball of the Haaleton Center AFROTC corps Saturday evening,
January 10 was a pronounced success. It was a colorful scene in the Genetti ballroom,
with the cadets looking their best in regulation Mr Force Blues, and their dates
looking chic in all colors and types of gowns.
Joe Perez and His Orchestra furnished music for dancing from 9 to 10;30 o Then
the big moment arrived: the Honor Guard commanded by cadet Raymond Schultz formed
a sabre arch for the three finalists for the ti+J e of Queen. Competing were
Loretta Kulig, Gelsa Genovese, and Jean Zubrus. After deliberation by judges
Merle E. Campbell, Captain Walter E. Carper, and orchestra leader Joe Perez, it
was decided that Miss Kulig, escorted by cadet Roy G. Atherholt, would reign as
Queen of the Ball, All three finalists were presented with large bouquets of white
roses. Miss Kulig received many beautiful gifts.
Cadet Laurence Roman served as master of ceremonies, and cadet Alan L, Hersker
was in charge of an impressive grand march.
All types of dancing were enjoyed, but the cadets and their dates were
especially receptive to the ’’Mexican Hat Dance". Everyone agreed that it will be hard
to surpasss this year's Military Ball.
To top off a perfect evening, breakfast was served starting at 12:30.
Especially noticeable was the fact that almost all of the sixty couples remained
right up to the last minute of the Ball, When the dance was over, cadets and their
dates could be heard expressing their regrets that the time had slipped by so
The committee for the Ball was composed of the following cadets:
James Ustynoski, William Morse, William Coll, Charles McGeehan, Michael Evancho,
Alan Hersker, Laurence Roman, and Landau.
Students and college staff members were shocked and
saddened by news of the accident, for Mrs. Smith has
a warm place in the hearts of all who know her here at
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