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3oard Made Up
M 16 Faculty Men
Nineteen adult members and six
tudents make up the PSCA's
ioard of Directors.
Fifteen of the board are elected
n groups of five in alternate
- ears and serve for three years.
'our additional members are then
elected by the board to serve for
ne year. The board also includes
tree ex-officio members and six
tudents elected by the PSCA
Officers of the board are Prof.
Donald D. Stevenson, chairman;
)r. C. 0. Williams, vice-chairman;
Ir. Harry W. Seaman, secretary;
'rof. F. C. Stewart, treasurer; and
-- )r. R. D. Anthony, chairman of
the finance committee.
Other adult members are: Miss
Elizabeth C. Bell, Prof. Laura W.
Drummond, Dr. John H. Ferguson,
?rof. J. H. Frizzell• Mrs. Frank
W. Haller, Dr. Harriet M. Harry,
Vlrs. J. 0 Keller, Prof. Mabel E.
Kirk, Dr. F. F. Lininger, Prof. A.
Locklin, Miss lone V.
Sikes, Dr. R. L. Watts, and Mrs.
Henry L. Yeagley.
Student members are: Thomas
H. Ainsworth '4l, A. John Currier
'42, John Maletic '4l, Miriam T.
Miller '4l, Sarah P. Searle '42,
and Robert Struck '42.
Ex-officio members are Dean
Charlotte E. Ray, Dean Arthur R.
Warnock, and Mr. Seamans.
By PRA Workers
The PSCA cooperates with
town church groups in arranging
programs, providing meeting
places, and sponsoring activities.
Secretaries of the P,SCA are
members of the Student Religious
Workers Council. They compile
and distribute student church
preference cards and a calendar
of college and PSCA events and
speakers. The PSCA sends out
information to all prospective
freshmen concerning local church
facilities and programs planned
for the year.
Churches and PSCA join in the
selection and promotion of speak
ers brOught to this campus.
Conference and meeting rooms
'are provided for religious work
ers and church student groups.
They are also welcome to use the
PSCA cabin for weekend retreats
Local churches and the PSCA
workers have just cooperated in
a five weeks' study program on.
the meaning of worship and the
preparation of worship programs.
Each church in town was repre
sented on the committee which
worked on the project.
The PSCA is at present plan
ning a joint Thanksgiving service
with the Hillel Foundation group.
The service will be held at the
Sfudenfs Visit New York
On Social Inquiry Trip
The PSCA Social Inquiry trip
ended Sunday, and 11 tired trav
elers returned once again to the
Penn State campus. Eight boys
and three girls took in everything
from the New, York Stock Ex
change to Harlem.
They enjoyed Fred Waring's
broadcast, "Life With Father,"
the "Ballet Russe," and visited the
American Civil Liberties Union,
Riverside Church, Union Semin
ary, International House, .the
night court, and the night
Interviews were granted by
several social institution workers
at various settlements, YMCA'd,
and projects, and the visitors ob
served conditions on the East
Side, the Bowery, and Chinatown.
West Virginia University has
awarded the contract for a $596,-
000 mineral industries building.
Harry Seamans, general secretary of the PSCA;
Agnes (Pete) Highsmith and Ned Linegar, assistant
secretaries, are the sparks behind the financial cam
paign. Mr. Sea;nans came here 12 years ago from
PSCA Secretaries Seamans, Highsmith, Linegar Have
Shown Backgrounds of Skillful Christian Leadersiip
To Direct CA Activities
If you doubt for on moment
that Harry W. Seamans, the tail,
dark, genial man who guides the
destinies of the Penn State Chris
tian Association in the capacity of
general secretary, richly deserves
the confidence which the entire
campus has in him, just take a
look at his record and qualifica
Coming to Penn State in 1928 to
serve as general secretary of the
YMCA, which merged with the
YWCA in 1934 to become the pres
ent PSCA, the energetic Seamans
provided the spark which expand
ed the functions and services of
the organization and doubled its
size. This year the PSCA is oper
ating on a $13,000 budget, as com
pared to the $6,590 budget for
A "go-getter" not only now but
in his youth, Mr. Seamans worked
his way through Park College, in
Missouri—and finished $5OO to the
good. As an undergraduate, he
participated in debating, track,
and glee club, was president of the
college YMCA, president of the
Missouri State YMCA, and a mem
ber of the National Student Coun
cil YMCA. -• Somehow he found
time to act as secretary to the ex
ecutive secretary of the college,
secretary to the dean of the facul
ty, and assistant to the head of the
department of psychology.
Securing his BA. from Park
College in 1923, Mr. Seamans con
tinued his academic work at the
University of IllinoiS", Union The
ological Seminary, and Columbia
In 1935, as a member of the
American Seminar. composed of
distinguished professional and ed
ucational leaders, he visited tl3
foreign countries to study psychol
oby, sociology, and political
.Mr. Seamans' jobs and positions
have been many and varied, hum
ble and imposing. To list a few,
he has at one time or another been
a drug store clerk, delivered gro
ceries, corrected papers, Clerked
in ._a freight office, sold books, and
solicited funds for four Presby
terian Colleges in Illinois.
On the other hand, he has serv
ed as national executive secretary
of the Student Fellowship for
Christian Life Service, in which
capacity_ he visited 167 college
campuses in 39 states. He has al
so been director of religious ac
tivities .at the Presbyterian Stu
dent Foundation of the University
of Illinois ; director of a religious
survey in Kansas City, Mo., and
director of religious education at
the YMCA of Oklahoma City. In
addition, he holds a teacher's cer
tificate and has taught courses in
psychology; public speaking, Bible
PSCA SUPPLEMENT, THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Spark Annual PRA Sludent-Facully
Annual PRA Budget
Announced By Seamans
The budget for the Penn State
Christian Association for the fis
cal year ending June 30, 1940,
was released yesterday by Harry
W. Seamans, gen9ral secretary.
To get an idea of the increase
in the scope of the Association,
the expenses have increased
from $6OOO in the 1925-26
budget to slightly over $12,000
for this year.
The College $4,000.00
Students and faculty .. 4,228.47
Alumni and friends ... 1,576.26
Endowment -fund 355.97_
Program Activities .
Community Service .... 34.80
New Students 151.83
Publicity and printing . 105.43
Religious education 113.25
Cabinet training 60.00
Student conference .... 189.16
Office and postage .... 211.50
Social inquiry trips .... 12.81
Program secretaries (3) $6,810.00
Office Secretary, Typist
and Bookkeeper ( part
National and World service
__lnterest on rates 61.35
Finance solicitation ... 40.82
Debt service 500.00
Retirement fund • 359.44
Total - $12,459.32
Blake. FFA Guest
A graduate of the university of
Hawaii, Hartwell K. Blake, pre
sented a gavel to the Penn State
Future Farmers of America chap
ter at its regular meeting last
night as a token of friendship in,
exchange for an ear of corn soli
cited by the FFA president,-,
Robert H. Peters '42.
e Oklahoma City where' he was engaged in religious
work. Miss Highsmith and Mr. Linegar are new
to the campus this year and came from Ohio Wes
leyan and Chicago, respectively.
As PSCA ,Youth Heads
If brilliant records achieved in
vocational preparation mean any
thing at all, Miss Agnes High
smith and D. Ned Linegar, associ
ate secretaries of the r:scA, are
worthy assistants to General Sec
retary Harry W. Se' mans.
Both Miss Highsmith and Mr.
Linegar have been outstanding
college students and have had a
wealth of experience in leading
youth and religious groups, their
As an undergraduate at Wesley
an College in Georgia the- attrac
tive Miss Highsmith was selected
"Missy Wesleyan," but she proved
that her ability as a student and a
leader of women was even more
noteworthy than h6f. good looks.
Miss Highsmith, during her un
dergraduate career, was president
of the Freshman Y committee, sec
retary, vice-president, and presi
dent of the student YWCA, and
was active in dramatics and de
batinig. She was feature editor of
the college paper, a member of the
alumnae council, captain of the
basketball team, and a member of
the soccer team. She was voted
into Kappa Delti Pi and graduated
from Wesleyan with honors.
Majoring in English, psychology,
philosophy, and religion,' she con
tinued her education at the Uni
versity of Georgia, Union Theolog
ical Seminary, and Yale Divinity
School. She has held secretarial
YWCA positions in Georgia, Con
necticut, and Ohio.
No less impressive is Mr. ,Line=
gar's record. As an undergradu
ate at Miami UniVersity (Ohio),
the affable PSCA Fecretary was a
varsity debater, vice-president and
president of the student YMCA,
member of -the business staff of a
publication, and .the manager of
the gameroom and book exchange.
He was a member of Les Poli
tiques, Phi Sigma, Alpha Kappa
Delta,and Tau Kappa Alpha.
At the University of Cincinnati,
where he received his M. A. de
gree in sociology, Mr. Linegar was
a member of the speakers' i bureau
and sociology club, and worked
with the YMCA and religious
Continuing his, education, he
studied student personnel at the
University of Chicago and „receiv
ed his M.S. degree in psychology
and group work from George Wil
liams College in Chicago.
Mr. Linegar has had. consider
it le experience in YMCA 'work,
having held secretarial• positions
in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and
Bob Hawk, master of cere
monies on the CBS "Take It or
Leave It" program, at 19 turned
down a teaching job , at Northwest
ern college, Alva,„Ckla. •
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1940
Dr Popenoe Holed
Marital 'Lecfutet_.,: . .
To Speak N0v..111
Who hasn't heard of Kirby Page,
Oswald Garrison, Villard, Sher
wood Eddy.. or Dr. Harry A. Over.
There are just a few of the not
able speakers who have appeared
here on the'campuo as a regular
part of the PSCA program each
Dr. Paul Popenoe, director of
the Institute of Family Relations;
Los Angeles, will appear here No
vember 21 -as the next noted
speaker - on the PSCA program for
this year. Dr. Popenoe, lecturer
in - biology at the University of
Southern California, devotes much
of his time to the promotion . of ed
ucation fox marirage and family
life, in the high schools and col
leges of America.
Other important PSCA lecturers
who ;will visit the College this year
are Dr. H. E. Luccock of the Yale
Divinity School and Roy McCor
ple, inter-seminary student secre
Early in October,' Mr. Villard;
most recent of important speakers
who' have visited. the College,
spoke concerning the present in-i
ternational situation from the
viewpoint - of a man with wide ex
perience as a journalist.
A graduite of Harvard, Mr. Vil
lard is noted• for his work in the
newspaper field. In 1933 he re
tired as active editor of The Na
tion to 'become contributtng edi
tor and publisher. In 1935 he sold
the paper but still remained-as a
A grandson of William Lloyd
Garrison the Abolitionist and son
of Henry Villard, who. completed
the Northern Pacific Railroad, Mr.
Villard maintains his family back
ground of German and American
. In addition to Mr. Villard; three
other speakers have been sponsor
ed by the PSCA so far this year:
David Braswell of the National
Recreation - Association spoke
about the "Philosophy and Oppor
tunities of Group Recreation." -
John Stevenson, secretary of the
Student Volunteer Movement, and
Paul Moritz, WSCF secretary,
were also presented by the CA
For 46 ,years the Penn State
Christian Association has annual
ly published the- Student Hand
book. This handbook is a directory
of information concerning College
The handbook, one of the. most
valuable aids in orientating Fresh
men, is commonly called the
Trosh Bible." Copies are mailed
to all freshmen before they arrive
at • the College, and every upper
classman is entitled to a free copy.
The handboOk is compiled by
students under the direction of the
PSCA and is supported by adver
tisers with the possible loss made
up by the PSCA.
Name (hanged Twice;
Reverts To ,Original
Although it began and continues
as the PSCA, the 65-year old or-'
ganization has undergone sei.Teral,
name •changes during this ;time.,
The first PSCA was organized• in.
1895, forty years after the found
ing of the College. It was a re-'
ligious society comprised only - of
In 1877 the PSCA became af
filiated with the YMCA and
adopted the corresponding name.
A YWCA was organized in 1912,r
and the, two worked as separate
units until 1932, when they joined
forces' under the ..original -
PSCA. . -