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Liberal Arts education suited to business world
By MERI JO MONKS
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
Liberal arts majors, especially those in the
fields of humanities and social sciences, are
successfully pursuing careers in business, a Bell
System researcher says.
A Bell System study showed that liberal arts
majors fared better than more specialized ma
jors, such as engineering, in skills required for
success in management positions, said Richard
Ritchie, district manager for research for Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph, in a University-
Employer Relations Forum held yesterday at the
Nittany Lion Inn.
These skills include leadership, oral commu
nication, decision making, interpersonal skills,
Kepone pesticide found in county fish
By KATHY ANDREWS
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
Kepone, the carcinogenic pesticide polluting Thornton Spring
Creek, has also turned up in fish taken from the Foster Joseph
Sayres Reservoir near Howard in Centre County, according to
a state Department of Environmental Resources report.
The DER found small quantities of kepone in the tissues of
bass, crappies and bluegills, all in quantities below 100 parts
William P. Parsons, spokesman for the DER, said the Food
and Drug Administration has set a limit for eating fish
containing kepone at 300 parts per billion. Parsons said accord
ing to the FDA, the fish are safe to eat.
Parsons also said the water is probably safe because kepone
is in the soil and enters the fish through the insects they feed on
in the soil.
The Ruetgers-Nease Chemical Company, which once man
ufactured kepone, is the only source of chemical pollution
known to the DER that flows into the reservoir, Parsons said.
Thornton Spring Creek, which was contaminated with the
pesticide from Ruetgers-Nease, flows into Bald Eagle Creek
.and then into the Sayres Reservoir. Previously, the DER found
shotgun and the other with a knife,.forced
them to unlock a safe at the steakhouse.
The employees were leaving work
• Employees of Ponderosa Steak- when the two ma, wearing ski masks,
house, 1630 S. Atherton St., told the State approached them, police said.
College Police Department on Wednes- An undetermined amount of cash was
day that two men, one armed with a taken, police said.
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intellectual ability and managerial motivation.
The only area in which engineers scored higher
than liberal arts graduates was in quantitative
skills, he said.
Two types of exercises have been developed to
determine if a prospective employee has the skills
and abilities to be successful in middle manage-:
ment positions in the Bell System, Ritchie said.
A one-on-one exercise might entail an interview
or questionnaire. Bell also uses group situation
exercises, where one of the significant factors
occurs when members of the group emerge from
the exercise as leaders, he said.
The study was compared to one that was
administered to college graduates from 1956
through 1960. The results from that study were
that brown trout and white suckers taken from Spring Creek,
which is closer to Ruetgers-Nease, showed kepone levels to be
Harold Klotz, vice president of engineering for Ruetgers-
Nease, said he, has not been officially informed about the
Sayres Reservoir incident. However, Klotz said he read an
article about the reservoir in the Centre Daily Times and
believes that since the kepone level is very low, there seems to
be little concern from the DER or from Ruetgers-Nease.
On July 19, 1981, the DER ordered Reutgers-Nease to clean
up three specific areas on its property responsible for leaking
chemical pollutants. Parsons said Ruetgers-Nease is cleaning
up the former drum storage area and the surrounding soil and
is also decontaminating the groundwater.
The DER and Ruetgers-Nease are now involved in litigation
regarding the third project, which is the removal of chemically
fixed wastes buried in two abandoned lagoons. Ruetgers-Nease
is not cleaning the area because it feels it is not responsible for
the failure of the lagoons since the DER ordered their devel
opment, Parsons said.
The deposition is scheduled for late October and the hearing
is set for the beginning of the year, he said.
almost exactly like the results of the more recent
study, Ritchie said. Again, the only area in which
liberal arts graduates scored lower than engi
neers was quantitative skills.
"It's nice to see some things haven't changed in
25 years," Ritchie said.
The study also showed that liberal arts majors
advance in their careers about as rapidly as
Interpersonal skills are very important in the
Bell System, Ritchie said. Engineers or other
technical majors who are weak in other areas do
not have as much of a chance to work for Bell, he
"We got tired of recruiting engineering grad-
Uates who were so weak in other areas," he said.
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State College police Wednesday that a told State College police Wednesday that
car AM-FM cassette player and speakers four wheel covers were missing from his
were missing from his car. car.
• The wheel covers were valued at about
The cassette player and speakers were $126, police said
valued at about $250, police said
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Ritchie also said that fewer than half of the 6,000
people hired each year are from recruitment at
college career offices. Most send resumes or are
The Bell System is the largest private employer
in the United States, with more than 1 million
people working for it, Ritchie said. Each year the
company hires about 6,000 people a third of
which are liberal arts graduates, he added.
The other keynote speaker at the forum was
Stanley F. Paulson, dean of the College of The
Paulson compared a liberal arts graduate to the
opening lines of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two
University observing Mindpower Week,
support for higher education sought
By CHRISTOPHER COONEY special activities this week because of
Daily Collegian Staff Writer time conflicts, it will be involved in a
The University is among 1,000 colleges special state-wide event scheduled for
and universities across the country ob- the middle of next month.
serving Mindpower Week, Oct. 3 to 11, to
generate support for higher education.. The College and University Public Re
lations Association of Pennsylvania will
Mindpower Week is part of a year-long
campaign organiied by the Council for sponsor Higher Education Week a
Advancement and Support of Education, statewide effort to call attention to the
with the theme "America's Energy is contributions of the Pennsylvania higher
Mindpower." educational system, said Don Hale,
chairman of the Higher Education Week
The goal of the campaign is to create a Committee
greater public awareness and apprecia
tion, for higher education's value to socie
ty and the contributions made by college
Colleges and universities across the
state, including the University, will hold
a "Back to School Day" to bring mem
bers of the press who are alumni of the
The campaign also wants to aid in schools back to see the various advance
achieving adequate funds for higher edu- ments in higher education, Hale said.
cation, said Arthur V. Ciervo, director of
the University Office of Public Informa- "Pennsylvania is one of the lowest
tion and Relations and a member of (states) in the country in support of
CASE. higher education," Hale said.
"Mind power is the most important
power of all," Ciervo said. "It is the "People have taken higher education
intelligence of America that keeps the for granted," he said. "We're producing
country going." leaders of the state and contributing
While the University will not hold any major research."
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"The liberal arts major often feels like Charles
Dickens it was the best of times, it was the
worst of times," he said.
A study of 1961 and 1970 graduates in business
careers showed that they think their most impor
tant courses in college, next to their business
classes, were English and communications
courses, he said.
He also said that the ability to communicate in a
foreign language is beneficial because one out of
five jobs in the state is dependent on foreign
The forum ends this morning with workshop
summaries beginning at 10:30 and closing re
marks scheduled for 11.
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Sadat mass: Tribute to peace
By BRIAN E. BOWERS
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
Anwar Sadat lived and died for his
(„ vision of peace, said Father Andrew
Campbell in a memorial liturgy for An
war Sadat yesterday.
The mass was performed at the Uni
versity Catholic Center at Eisenhower
Chapel in memory of President Anwar
Sadat of Egypt, who was assassinated
Tuesday during a military parade.
"The liturgy is offered for peace and in
memory of Anwar Sadat," Father Camp
The mass was planned around the
theme of peace. The congregation was
asked to pray for peace and sang hymns
asking for peace. There was a feeling
that the community wanted such a serv
ice, Campbell said.
In his message, Campbell said, "The
Moslem faith has a lot of roots similar to
ours. Those who believe in Allah and the
prophet Mohammed have a sense of the
future that we share.
"We all look forward to the day when
brothers and sisters throughout the
world recognize that we have one god
and we have one family. That common
vision is something worth living for. That
common vision is something Anwar Sa- •
dat, a man of vision and a man of deep
() faith lived for, and out of that faith, living
as a peacemaker, he lived and died for
his vision of humanity as one," Campbell
"I am deeply committed to peace, and
to see a man who was so committed die is
such a tragedy to me. I personally am
glad to have participated," he said.
Mary Keith (graduate-food science)
said, "He had spent so much of his time
and energy to get a little more peace in
the world. He was very religious about
his own religion and he was following his
own beliefs very strongly. It ( his death)
was a real shock.
"I think its a real pity President Rea
garfisn't going," she added. "I think that
as much as Sadat has cooperated with
, the United States and the peace efforts
that we have put in, Reagan should go."
Shawn McFadden (Ist-engineering)
said, "I thought the liturgy was really
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offering it for Anwar Sadat. It really business analysis) said, "He was a man
hadn't occurred to me. I thought it was a of peace and I thought it (the liturgy)
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American Indian myths poetry, prof says
American Indian mythology can be
considered a form of poetry, accord
ing to guest speaker Dell Hymes.
Hymes, a professor at the Universi
ty of Pennsylvania, said many of his
friends do not agree that American
Indian mythology is poetry because
they think poetry must rhyme.
The concept Hymes has adopted is
that poetry is something organized in
terms of lines.
Because American Indian mytholo
gy was spoken and not recorded in
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Ushers have hard time, Kenawell says
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However, Bud Meredith, ticket manager, said an officer
would not be as effective as a student asking for the
object-throwing to stop.
In addition to object-throwing, there have been
problems with drinking, overcrowding and crowd control,
council members said.
Chris Calkins, president of the Association for
Residence Hall Students, said ushers cannot control fans
and they are having problems with large numbers of
students coming into the game at the same time.
An increased number of ushers seems to be a good
solution to the problems at football games, several council
Fran Kenawell, former president of ARHS, said
because ushers have a hard time directing students to
seats at the top of the stadium and keeping students from
drinking alcoholic beverages, the number of student
ushers decreases each game.
Bob Karp, president of the Organization for Town
Independent Students, said he ushered the first football
game and is hesitant to do it again because he was abused
by unreasonable students.
Stacey Fleckenstein, Undergraduate Student
Government representative, said the most viable solution
to the problems would be to propose some form of student
reserved seating to the administration.
Also at the meeting, the council discussed problems
with the scheduled 3 p.m. closing time for the dorms after
the Notre Dame football game.
Calkins said, because there will be problems with
students driving home intoxicated and traffic backups, an
alternative plan must be established.
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where the lines end in a myth, Hymes
Hymes is the author of a book, "In
Vain I Tried to Tell You," which was
also the title of his lecture last night in
The title comes from a line in an
American Indian myth called "Seal
and Her Younger BrOther Lived
There," which Hymes read to the
The numbers three and five are
very significant to many American
Indian myths as are two and four.
The Daily Collegian Friday, Oct. 9, 1981-1
These numbers are called pattern
numbers and - they are used through
out many myths.
The numbers are meaningful and
not just formal, Hymes said. •
Though Indian adults enjoyed the
myths, the main purpose the stories
was to educate children, Hymes said.
"If a child fell asleep during the
time stories were told during the
winter, he had to chop a block of ice
out and swim in the water," he said.
"It is not feasible to ask the 100,000 people at the game
and the group of students left afterwards to be gone by 6
o'clock," Calkins said.
Although one proposal would be to have the dorms open
until Sunday morning, Calkins said University officials
feel the plan would not be economically feasible.
Paul Bell, student representative to the University
Board of Trustees, said money that would enable the
dorms to remain open until Sunday will have to come from
some University progam.
"( William 11. McKinnon, assistant vice president for
housing and food services) is going to say 'we are going to
need this amount of dollars to keep the dorms open and
what programs do we take it out of?' " Bell said.
However, USG President Bill Cluck said, the University
could have problems with drunken students, vandalism
and wild parties if the dorms are open until Sunday
"You have to remember if we are undefeated and we
beat Notre Dame, this town is going to he run down,"
"You are going to have some crazy dorm parties
because students will be here Saturday night with nothing
to do and they'll go out and party," he said.
Karp said the athletic department should help solve the
"I think one of the most important allies is the athletic
department," he said. "If they want students at the game,
the dorms are going to have to be open."
Also at the meeting, Ray Boyle, Consumer Party
candidate for State College Municipal Council, urged the
council to get their groups involved in the upcoming
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