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2—The Daily Collegian Friday, Sept. 24, 1982
Clap hat makes Penn Staters smile
By ROSA EBERLY
Collegian Staff Writer
"What I have no one else has."
That's for sure. Chuck Furimsky, a
1965 University graduate from Soin
erset County, is the only man who can
deliver a Penn State clap hat.
clap.kat (klap' hat), n. a blue'cap
with two white hands above the brim,
which, when pulled by a string below
the wearer's chin, clap.
You might have seen Furimsky on
football Saturdays this fall selling
the' hat at the corner of Pugh Street
and East College Avenue or walking
through Beaver Stadium making peo
Furimsky, who vended hot dogs
when he was a student, has some of
the vending spirit left in his system.
"Here I am, what, almost 20 years
later, doing something that people
And last Saturday in Beaver Stadi
um yell they did: "Clap the hat! Clap
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"I didn't sell the hat (at the stadi
um)," he said. "I just wanted to show
So far, Furimsky has sold 40 hats.
Arid he said he isn't doing it for the
money, but for the satisfaction of
making people happy.
"People walking on the street . . .
just aren't as happy as they used to
be. I just pull this string and they
"I pick out a face a lady in her
50s. I'll go like this (pulls the string)
and she'll die."
Furimsky said most people who see
the hat want to buy it, but they are too
"A lot of these guys on the street
don't buy this hat from me. They
want it but there's something inside
of them that says 'You're too old to be
."The hat is not something you want
to put on if you have any inhibitions."
Furimsky said,he surprised many
of the people who saw the hat and
didn't understand how it worked.
"People can't see the string," he
said. "So many people came past and
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The hat was the brainchild of Rich
ard Miltmore, a friend of Furimsky's
who lives in Maine. Miltmore sends
the hats with hands to Furims
ky, who letters them in his basement
and brings them to Happy Valley.
The hat was perfected when Fu
rimsky changed its mechanics. He
shortened and relocated the string
that connects the hands so they clap
"I have a sixth sense for knowing
what people like," said Furimsky,
who owns two businesses at the Seven
Springs Mountairi Resort, near Som
In addition to being sold at the
corner of Pugh and College on foot
ball Saturdays, the clap hats are
available exclusively at the All-
American Rathskeller, 108 S. Pugh
St., Furimsky said. Furimsky worked
at the 'Skeller while attending the
"That was always a happy and fun
place and the hat is a fun thing, too. I
thought I'd like the hats to be sold in
the, 'Skeller," he said.
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Hd may have graduated 17 years ago, but Chuck Furimsky still has the Penn State spirit. You can catch him every football
Saturday selling his clap hats at the corner of Pugh Street and East College Avenue.
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Student funding still available,
By ALECIA SWASY
Collegian Staff Writer
Because Congress overrode Presi
dent Reagan's veto of a supplemental
funding bill, the SEOG will be receiv-
Although many University students ing additional money this year. The
were affected by financial aid cuts, extra funds, available Winter Term,
some who assumed they would lose will be used to enhance the awards of
funding may have been misled by those who already have an SEOG,
rumors that student aid is history, Brugel said. The office will be review-
John Brugel, director of the Universi- ing students' applications to find un
ty Office of Financial Aid, said. met needs, but no new grants will, be
More than 7,000 University students issued.
were affected by this year's student The Pell grant, previously named
aid cuts, but help may be in sight for the Basic Educational Opportunity
those already receiving Pell Grants Grant, will also receive additional
and Supplemental Educational Op- funds under the supplemental fund
portunity Grants. ing bill, said Doug Stormant of the
The Men of Sigma Tau Gamma
ProudlY Announce Their Fall Pledge Class
Jeff Aber Ron Joslin
Ron Carvalho George Lippet
Mike Crum Ed Minchin
Ed D'Angelo Drew Morgart
Tom Forrest . Brian Moyer
Bob Hagedus Mike,Newman
Jeff Henderson Tom Olds
Dave Hoover Greg Powers
Bob Jones - _ -Mike Spence
And Welcome Our Newest Initiates
Dave Duvall Norm Kerr
Mike Frantz Keith Henry
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This year, more single veterans were found
ineligible, or are receiving reduced 'awards
than `previous years.'
Office of Student Financial Assis
tance of the Department of Educa
The_University's office of financial denied their Pell grants or have had
aid should receive a revised payment them cut, because those benefits are
schedule, which is used to determine now considered a direct resource
a student's eligibility in time for instead of income items, Brugel said.
winter term. Brugel said.
Some students receiving veteran's
or Social Security benefits have been
This year, more single veterans toughened its qualifications.
were found ineligible ; or are receiv- The GSL needs test has
ing reduced awards than previous vised so that students whose family
years, said Karen Sampsel, secretary income is less than $30,000 automat
for the l'cll grant program for, the ically qualify for a loan, but students
University. who exceed this amount have to dem-
Students who rely on other finan- onstrate a need.
cial aid programs such as National Many students misled themselves
Direct Student Loans, work study and when they saw the family . income
Guaranteed Student Loans, are start- limit, and automatically assumed
ing to feel this year's cutbacks. they would be ineligible, Brugel said.
The GSL program, which provides While some schools were slow in
low-interest loans through private processing the GSLs because of Con
lending agencies with the federal gress's delay in approving the needs
government paying the interest while test in June, the University was able
a student is attending school, has to cope, Brugel said.
UNIVERSITY CALENDAR .
Friday-Sunday, September 24.26
Friday, September 24
Sports: JV football vs. Nassau Community College, 2 p.m.; soccer vs.
Cleveland State, 6:30 p.m.
Geography Dept. Coffee Hour, 3:40 p.m., Room 319 Walker Bldg. David
Kibler, civil engineering, on "Trickles to Torrents: Urbanization and
GSA films, Harold and Maude and The Graduate, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Rooms
101 and 112 Chambers. Also Sept. 25 and 26.
PSU Wargamers meeting, 6 p.m., Room 107 Sackett.
Commonsplace Theatre, Arthur, 7 and 9 p.m., Room 112 'Kern. Also Sept.
25 and 26.
Interlandia Folkdancing, 7:30 p.m., HUB
Saturday, September 25
PSU Wargamers meeting, noon, Room 107 Sackett. Also Sept. 26.
Sports: football vs. Nebraska, 3:45 p.m. •
France-Cinema, Weir, Gallipoli, 7 and 9 p.m., Room 112 Kern. Also Sept
Sunday, September 26
Alliance Christian Fellowship meeting, 10:45 a.m., HUB Assembly
Alpha Kappa Psi meeting, 7 p.m., Room 306 Boucke.
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