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Notes on newspaper articles about
West Chester (Pennsylvania) in 1962

by Jim Jones

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This file contains notes on articles that appeared in various newspapers (mostly the Daily Local News) in 1962. They have been edited for punctuation, spelling and grammar by Jim Jones of the History Department.

Disclaimer: These notes were collected for specific research projects. They do not include all of the articles in any issue, nor do they contain all of the information in any particular article. While every reasonable effort was made to insure its accuracy, the information on this website is presented AS IS without warranty, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy, timeliness, or completeness. It is intended as a resource for historians, and nothing more. To report an error, make a comment, or submit notes on additional articles, please contact Dr. Jim Jones.

 


1962/01/01
"West Chester College Awards 21 Scholarships" in Daily Local News (January 1, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Board of Trustees at WCSC awarded 21 William Pyle Philips scholarships to students fro the 1961-62 academic school year. Aawrds available to Juniors and Seniors who were born and who reside in Chester County plus the students scholastic standing and citizenship on campus.


1962/01/04
"State Provides $3.4 Million for State College" in Daily Local News (January 4, 1961), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Board of Trustees announced that Governor Lawrence's budget provides $3.4 million for the college, $500 per full-time student.


1962/01/05
"Governor Says He Welcomes College Probe" in Daily Local News (January 5, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Governore Lawrence said he would welcome an investigation of political pressure at WCSC or any of the state colleges. He did not feel there was "a particle" of politics at West Chester.


1962/01/08
"West Chester Players Will Hold Tryouts Wednesday" in Daily Local News (January 8, 1962), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Miss Fern Barrer, former director of dramatics at WCSC will direct West Chester Player's second play of the season "Night of January 16" to be presented March 1, 2, and 3.


1962/01/12
"College Will Sponsor 53 Day European Tour" in Daily Local News (January 12, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Social Studies department of WCSC will sponsor a 53-day tour of Europe during the coming summer. Organized as a seminar on contemporary Western Europe, the trip will begin on June 28 and will conclude on August 19. It will be worth 6 hours of undergraduate credit. Faculty member Dr. Harding will be the tour director.


1962/01/15
"WCSC to Grad 61" in Daily Local News (January 15, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

West Chester State will graduate 61 students- 3 candidates for degrees pf Master of Eductaion. The mid-year commencement will be held tomorrow morning, 10:30am in Philips Memorial Auditorium.


1962/01/17
"Music Workshop Is Scheduled at West Chester College Campus" in Daily Local News (January 17, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

West Chester will hold a summer music workshop program from July9-August 2 under the supervision of Dr. Lloyd C. Mitchell. The workshop will include instruction in concert band, symphony orchestra, mixed chorus, dance band, individual lessons in voice or instrument.


1962/01/22
"Dr. Edward Teller to Give Lecture at West Chester" in Daily Local News (January 22, 1962), 9. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Noted physicist and "father of the H-Bomb", Dr. Edward Teller, will give a lecture on his experience in the Manhattan Project where the first atomic bomb was produced. Dr. Teller will be the second guest lecturer in this year's Philips Foundation Lecture Series. It will be held January 30 at 8:15pm in Philips Memorial Auditorium.


1962/02/03
"French Exhibit opens Monday at State College" in Daily Local News (February 3, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The French Club of WCSC will sponsor a 10-day exhibition of contemporary French poetry in the Francis Harvey Green Library on the college campus starting Monday. The exhibition will include books, manuscripts, and portraits loaned by the French Embassy in New York City.


1962/02/07
"Music Conference Is Scheduled at College" in Daily Local News (February 7, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Music Department at WCSC will present a conference on Elementary Music Education on Saturday from 9:15-5pm in Swope Hall Auditorium. Five county area school representatives have been invited to attend. Admission for the day-long program is free.


1962/02/10
"College Professor Speaks to Rotarians" in Daily Local News (February 10, 1962), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Arnold Fletcher spoke at the Downingtown Rotary Club giving a brief history of the college since its beginning in 1812.


1962/02/12
"Health Workshop Plans Discussed by College Officials" in Daily Local News (February 12, 1962), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Meeting of School-Community Health Education Workshop held this week at Alania Motel to discuss the program which will take place next summer on WCSC campus.


1962/02/17
Daily Local News (February 17, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy, 2011]

The Human Relations Council held a meeting at the Methodist Church in West Chester to focus on working for equal rights in education, housing, employment, and public accomodation.


1962/02/21
"Two College Students Elected to PSEA Offices" in Daily Local News (February 21, 1962), 17. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Two WCSC students, Michael J.Jones and Doris Arcangelo, were elected to offices in the Southeastern Regoin Student PSEA at Association Annual Convention on Saturday, February 17.


1962/02/23
"College Holds Parley for H.S. Journalists" in Daily Local News (February 23, 1962), 23. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC English Department and students newpaper "Quad Angles" are sponsoring a journalism conference for high school students campus tomorrow at 8:45am.


1962/02/26
"Workshop Planned Teachers at State College" in Daily Local News (February 26, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Conservation Workshop for teachers at WCSC planned for 1962 session on August 6-28. It is being sponsored by the Brandywine Valley Association planned by the Geography Department run by Dr. Herman Kranzer.


1962/03/01
"Professor Will Present College Recital" in Daily Local News (March 1, 1962), 16. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Robert Schick, associate professor of Music at WCSC will present a piano recital at 8:15pm on Monday in Swope Hall Auditorium. It is the seventh in a series of nine recitals presented by the West Chester College faculty.


1962/03/03
"135 Attend Session at State College" in Daily Local News (March 3, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Approximately 135 people gathered in Philips Memorial Auditorium on West Chester campus at 1pm to discuss the economic effect of a limited access highway (U.S. Rt. 202) on communities through which it will pass. It will be nearly 2-3 years before the new Rt. 202 will be constructed, the cost is 15million with half of that being paid for by the Federal Government.


1962/03/08
"West Chester College Hosts Area Model National Congress" in Daily Local News (March 8, 1962), 13. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Government Club of the Social Studies Department at WCSC will host the southeast regional convention of the Intercollegiate Conference on Government, Saturday from 8:30-6 in Swope Hall Auditorium. More than 150 delegates from 9 colleges will participate.


1962/03/12
"State College Symphony Plays Concert" in Daily Local News (March 12, 1962), 9. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Powell Middleton will present its annual concert at 3pm Sunday at Swope Hall.


1962/03/20
"County Science Fair Scheduled at College" in Daily Local News (March 20, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

1962 Chester County Science Fair will be held on WCSC Thursday and Friday. It will be open to the public from Thursday 10am-10pm and Friday 10am-9pm.The projects will be displayed in the ballroom of Philips Memorial Auditorium.


1962/03/28
"Chamber Will Honor Soccer Champions" in Daily Local News (March 28, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a luncheon on April 25 to honor the WCSC NCAA championship soccer team in mansion House Hotel, West Chester 12:15pm.


1962/03/29
"West Chester College Agreements Herald Utilities Expansion" in Daily Local News (March 29, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The West Chester Borough Council approved two agreements with WCSC to supply water for an air-conditioning system in the college dining hall built across College Ave.;however, in the event of a drought or water shortage it will be one of the first operations to be shut down. Also the council agreed to permit the college to install a garbage disposal system in the dining hall and to hook systems into the borough sewage lines with certain stipulations. The agreement was made at a monthly meeting held last night. The dining hall is expected to be complete in Fall 1963.


1962/04/03
"State College 'Skyscraper' Dorms to Be Opened the Fall of 1964" in Daily Local News (April 3, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The two skyscrapers will be seven-story women's dormitories erected on south side Sharpless St. west of Church St. The buildings, to hold 894 students, completed by 1964.


1962/04/03
"College Professor Will Speak at Limerick School" in Daily Local News (April 3, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. George Langdon, geography professor at West Chester will be the guest speaker at the Limerick school in Spring-ford on Tuesday evening, April 10. He will speak on topic of "Mexico".


1962/04/03
"State College Choruses to Give Concert" in Daily Local News (April 3, 1962), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Men's and Women's choruses of WCSC will present their annual joint spring concert at 3pm Sunday in SHA. 189 members will be performing.


1962/04/05
"Liberal Arts Degrees Will Be Given at College" in Daily Local News (April 5, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will make an application to the Department of Public Instruction for inauguration of liberal arts program. Currently the college only offers a Bachelor of Science program but a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts program hope to added to the college curriculum.


1962/04/07
"Robert Carl to Give Faculty Piano Recital" in Daily Local News (April 7, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Faculty member Robert Carl will give a piano recital April 9, at 8:15pm in Swope Hall Auditorium. The program is 8th in a series of 9 faculty recitals.


1962/04/07
"College Will Be Represented at Penn Seminar" in Daily Local News (April 7, 1962), 7. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Eight WCSC staff members will represent the school at the Ford College Seminar, April 10 at the University of Penn. The seminar is being sponsored by Ford Motor Company to discuss the automobile industry and its relationship to social and economic growth.


1962/04/09
"Five Members of WCSC Faculty to Attend Harrisburg Conference" in Daily Local News (April 9, 1962), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Five West Chester State faculty members will attend the annual Curriculum Conference sponsored by the Department of Public Instruction in Harrisburg, April 10 and 11.


1962/04/17
"'Everyman'Makes Yearly Return to State College" in Daily Local News (April 17, 1962), 14. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Three West Chester students will appear in the annual production of 'Everyman' at WCSC. The drama, a morality play will be performed at 8:15pm tonight and tomorrow in Philips Memorial Auditorium.


1962/04/18
"'Highwaymen' Will Sing at State College" in Daily Local News (April 18, 1962), 20. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Student Activities Association at WCSC will sponsor a performance by the Highwaymen at 7:30pm on Sunday, April 29 in Hollinger Field House.


1962/04/26
"State College Music Groups Set Concerts" in Daily Local News (April 26, 1962), 16. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Girls Glee Club and the Concert Band will present their annual concerts this week at Swope Hall. They are both open to the public.


1962/04/26
"State College to Host Math Teachers Unit" in Daily Local News (April 26, 1962), 20. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will hold the 11th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania council of teachers of Mathematics on Saturday in Swopev Hall. Several hundred teachers and professors are expected to be in attendance.


1962/04/28
"College Faculty Recital Series Ends Monday" in Daily Local News (April 28, 1962), 9. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Mrs. Miriam Gottlieb will present a piano recital at WCSC in Swope Hall Auditorium at 8:15pm. The program will finish this year's College Faculty Recital Series.


1962/05/02
"College to Host Area Curriculum Conference" in Daily Local News (May 2, 1962), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

300 educators from Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties are expected to attend the third annual conference of Area 9 Curriculum Committee at WCSC. Dr. Sykes, acting president of the college, is the Area 9 chairman.


1962/05/02
"R. M. Urbani Elected President of Trustees Unit" in Daily Local News (May 2, 1962), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Robert M. Urbani, member of WCSC Board of Trustees, was unanimously elected President of Association of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State Colleges, at the association's annual meeting Friday in Harrisburg.


1962/05/03
"College Alumni Day Committees Plan for May 26" in Daily Local News (May 3, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Alumni Day Activities at WCSC are going to be held on May 26, as decided by Miss Betty Broomall, general chairman and member of local public school faculty.


1962/05/09
"Sophomores Will Present Musical at W. Chester State" in Daily Local News (May 9, 1962), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The sophomore class at WCSC will present an original musical play, "A Matter of State", as its show of the year at 8:15pm on Friday and Saturday in P.Mem.Audit..


1962/05/09
"Two Concerts Scheduled at State College" in Daily Local News (May 9, 1962), 16. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The students in the music department at WCSC will be featured in 2 unusual evening concerts in Swope Hall Auditorium this week. The Brass Ensemble and college Symphony Orchestra will be featured. 1962/05/09
Daily Local News "Unitarians List Speakers for Sunday Service" (May 9, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

The Unitarian Church of West Chester had a speaker come in and talk about nuclear policy in America. He talked about disarmament, and stressed the need for peace.


1962/05/10
"West Chester and State Agree on Water Line Terms" in Daily Local News (May 10, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Last night the West Chester Borough Council took what it hopes to be the final step in getting the $300,000 sewer and water line project around West Chester State off the ground. The state financed project will ring the college campus with enlarged pipe lines to meet demands created by projected college enrollment jump to 5, 600 students by 1970.


1962/05/15
Daily Local News "Community Center holds Career Clinic" (May 15, 1962) [Notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

The Human Relations council held a clinic at the community center to educate young African Americans on possible Career options for their future.


1962/05/15
Daily Local News "Presbyterianism Discussed for Club by Local Minister" (May 15, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

At the Soroptomist Club in West Chester a minister spoke about different ways Christianity has effected America throughout history, He pointed out that there are still problems in America that Christians need to do something about. He specifically mentioned the Race issue.


1962/05/16
"College Faculty Will Honor Miss Tyson" in Daily Local News (May 16, 1962), 7. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC faculty will honor Miss S. Elizabeth Tyson at a retirement tea from 3-5 at Tanglewood. Miss tyson was a English professor and recognized authority on speech therapy. She served 40 years at the college.


1962/05/19
"West Chester State to Graduate 432 at May 27 Commencement" in Daily Local News (May 19, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Among the 432 students receiving their diplomas, 58 are Chester County residents. The commencement exercises will begin at 2:30pm in Hollinger Field House, College Ave; G. Baker Thompson will be the guest speaker.


1962/05/21
Daily Local News "Jesus Love for People Topic with Methodists" (May 21, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy, 2011]

At the Methodist Church in West Chester the speaker talked about how much Jesus loves people, and how we need to imitate that love in our daily life.


1962/05/28
"College Alumni Given Glimpse of Expansion Plans for Future" in Daily Local News (May 28, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The annual meeting of the Alumni Association of WCSC will be held was held Saturday afternoon in Philips Memorial Chapel. There was a discussion of West Chester future plans including the use of South Campus, saving Old Main and the Francis Harvey Green Library, new dining hall and the new women's dorms.


1962/06/05
"West Chester State to Offer Liberal Arts" in Daily Local News (June 5, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Liberal Arts program leading to a Bachelor Arts degree has been approved for WCSC. The program beginning September 1962 will include 128 credits to graduate and will offer both humanities and natural social sciences.


1962/06/08
Daily Local News "Episcopal Church Holds Memorial Service" (June 8, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

Holy Trinity Church held a service in memory of Pope John XXIII. Members of the First Presbyterian Church, St Agnes, and Calvary Lutheran. All participated in this service.


1962/06/09
"West Chester College Offers Teachers' Math" in Daily Local News (June 9, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The National Science Foundation has granted $6,750 to WCSC for the support of an In-Service institute in Math for Secondary School Teachers. Thirty Math teachers from the areas neighboring the college will be selected to participate in the two semester calculus course.


1962/06/11
Daily Local News "Pastor Accepts Call to Calvary Lutheran" (June 11, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

Calvary Lutheran announced the appointment of their new pastor Elwood Rietz who was working at St. Michaels.


1962/06/23
Daily Local News "Role of Church Under Discussion" (June 23, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

Churches are encouraging Christians to get better educated on the Bible and Theology. It was suggested that this would make them better equipped to meet the needs of their community.


1962/06/23
Daily Local News "Churches Urged to use Films on Live Issues" (June 23. 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

The United Church of Christ urged all Churches in the area to use films on how Christians should step out and get involved in social problems. This film included information on what problems exist, and suggestions for how Christians can help.


1962/06/23
"State College to Hold Annual Health Exhibit" in Daily Local News (June 23, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The School-Community Health Education Wotkshop at WCSC will sponsor its third annual Health Exhibit and Agency Visitation Day from 9am to 3pm, June 28, in Anderson Hall. It will be open to the public to acquaint people with various health aids, materials, and agencies.


1962/06/25
Daily Local News "Spiritual Fitness Program cited as Today s Need" (June 25, 1962) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

The First Presbyterian Church of West Chester suggested a program that would help Christians grow closer to God, and encourage them to approach social issues the way God would want them to.


1962/06/29
"College Dining Hall Plans Okayed" in Daily Local News (June 29, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority has reviewed and accepted architectes pre-final plans for construction of a new dining hall on WCSC campus.


1962/06/29
"Dr. E. F. Sykes Hails '61 Act Aiding WCSC" in Daily Local News (June 29, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Earl F. Sykes, acting president of WCSC told West Chester Rotary Club that the 1961 Legislature "made it possible for the 14 state colleges to become multipurpose institutions" citing the new liberal arts program at WCSC as an example.


1962/07/11
"Ad Lib: Still No Word from Harrisburg on New State College President" in Daily Local News (July 11, 1962), 4. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

It has been almost a year since President Noel T. Stern was fired and yet a new president has not been named. Since sometime in May Governor Lawrence has had the names of three candidates nominated by the Board of Trustees, and yet a decision has not been made. A member of the government personal staff says that the government hasn't had sufficient time to study the West Chester situation and in light of having an acting president does not have a necessary urgency. This area feels Dr. Sykes would be an excellent choice based upon his vast experience, as well as impartiality to the political realm.


1962/07/17
"West Chester Directors Approve Pact for Demonstration School" in Daily Local News (July 17, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Two contracts, one with WCSC and one with Chester County School Board were approved a contract with college for its share in the operation of the Demonstration School for the 1962-63 school year and to a lease agreement with the county school board for the renting of two rooms in the auditorium building by the county board for the coming school year.


1962/07/18
"10 Frenchman to Visit Campus" in Daily Local News (July 18, 1962), 5. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Ten young people from France will pay a two week visit to WCSC under sponsorship of the Experiment in International Living. Six women and four men will be living in the college dorms with West Chester students and will participate in recreational and social activities scheduled at the college. The french visitors are a significant contribution to the college as a French cultural center.


1962/07/19
"College Summer Concert Tonight" in Daily Local News (July 19, 1962), 16. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will present its first summer concert at 8:15pm in Swope Hall Auditorium featuring the college's 55 piece summer orchestra open to the public.


1962/07/25
"Status is "Quo" on Selection of College President" in Daily Local News (July 25, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

According to Governor Lawrence the status on the appointment of a new president of WCSC is "status quo". Apparently Governor Lawrence was unaware that the college Board of Trustees had already submitted the names of three nominees for the position.


1962/07/28
"College Will Graduate 107" in Daily Local News (July 28, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will graduate its largest summer class at its commencement exercises on Thursday, 10am in P.Mem.Audit..


1962/07/28
"College Presidency to Be Aired Tuesday" in Daily Local News (July 28, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Governore Lawrence and Dr. Charles M. Boehm, state superintendent of public instruction have scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss selection of a president for WCSC.


1962/08/01
"College Board Set to Elect President" in Daily Local News (August 1, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Yesterday Governor Lawrence approved of the three nominations for presidency at WCSC submitted by the Board of Trustees. Now the Board must elect one man for the job which will then be sent to the governor for final approval. The Board of Trustees is eager to elect a president as soon as possible.


1962/08/01
"College Workshop Student Will President Concert" in Daily Local News (August 1, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The final summer concert given by the music department of West Chester State College will be presented tomorrow in Swope Hall Auditorium. It will feature a 70 voice ensemble and four graduate student soloists.


1962/08/03
"Governor Ok's Appointment of Sykes as West Chester President" in Daily Local News (August 3, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Sykes was approved yesterday by Governore Lawrence and will now assume his presidential duties at WCSC. He had the support of the overwhelming maojority of the faculty. he has been associated with the college since 1938. Dr. Sykes accepted his position saying, "It has...been most gratufying to have had a part in West Chester's past, and I accept the challenge of responsibility with its future."


1962/08/08
"College Hosts 167 Students for Workshop" in Daily Local News (August 8, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A total of 167 high school students all members of student councils in their respective schools are meeting at WCSC this week for the 9th annual workshop of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils.


1962/08/11
"West Chester State Will Host Music Conference, Workshop" in Daily Local News (August 11, 1962), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A string conference and chamber music workshop opening tomorrow at WCSC will offer area residents a free concert next Friday and Saturday nights. The concerts are predicted to be one of the most successful string conferences of its type held in the country.


1962/08/14
"Two Administrators Promoted by WCSC" in Daily Local News (August 14, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Board of Trustees has recently promoted two faculty members, Dr. Kenneth C. Slagle, and Dr. Willard J. Trezise. Slagle has been named to the newly created post of direction of the Liberal Arts program while Trezise has been appointed director of the Graduate Program.


1962/08/15
"GSA Hikes Funds for W.C. Dorms" in Daily Local News (August 15, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority has announced its increased allocations for dormitory project at WCSC increase of $100,000.


1962/09/08
"State College to Participate in TV Course" in Daily Local News (September 8, 1962), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will participate in a College of the Air television course, the American Economy, to be sponsored by the Learning Resources Institute over the CBS Television Network. College will offer three semester hours of undergraduate credit acceptable for teacher certification requirement to students who take the two semester course.


1962/09/13
"1, 400 County Teachers to Meet Monday at West Chester College" in Daily Local News (September 13, 1962), 20. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The 107th annual Chester County teachers meeting will be hled at WCSC on Monday with more than 1, 400 teachers expected to attend. Consisting of various discussions on topics about teaching and students.


1962/09/17
"College All-Star Series to Feature Phyllis Curtin, and Symphony" in Daily Local News (September 17, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Phyllis Curtin, soprano, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Pozman Choir, and Melissa Hayden, ballerina are the features of this year's All-Star Series at WCSC. Miss Curtin will open the series on October 23.


1962/09/18
"College Planning $41 Million Expansion" in Daily Local News (September 18, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The $41 million expansion program designed to double present enrollment has been greeted with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Since the enrollment increase means additionalbuildings and additional facilities require additional land, the effects of an expansion program of this dimension reach beyond the college and into surrounding communities. Some residents who will lose their homes to the expansion program probably will not view the program as progress. Others will see the program as an opportunity to sell and relocate, "At this point", a college trustee added, "it appears that one of the best chances the Borough of West Chester has for commercial growth is through the college."


1962/09/18
"New Center Includes Planetarium, Biological, Physical Science Wings" in Daily Local News (September 18, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Pre-final plans for part one of a two phase science building project at WCSC have been approved, the General State Authority announced today. When completed the science center will consist of two laboratory buildings connected by a central core housing a lecture hall and a planetarium lecture hall.


1962/09/21
"Multi-Purpose Law Spurs Program for Expansion at West Chester State" in Daily Local News (September 21, 1962)1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

IN 1961 state legislature passed a bill authorizing state colleges to become multi-purpose institutions. While PA has more private colleges and universities than any other state, it still exports more students than it imports. After studying Pennsylvania birth rates a full college age explosion is expected by 1965. West Chester State is planning for this explosion by launching a multi-million dollar building program as well as by offering a liberal arts program.


1962/10/09
"WCSC Names Dean of Academic Affairs" in Daily Local News (October 9, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Walter J. Gale, president of Pembroke State College, N.C., has been appointed dean of academic affairs at WCSC. The appointment was made by the Board of Trustees. Dr. Gale will be filling the position vacated when Dr. Sykes was named president.


1962/10/11
"College Expansion Plan Envisioning 2 Campuses" in Daily Local News (October 11, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

By 1970, WCSC will have 2 campuses north and south. The north campus will be the presidentail site while the south campus will be a 188 acre tract site for the colleges new health and physical education facilities. The land, not entirely purchased, is urgently needed for instruction, recreation, and athletics.


1962/10/12
"College Groups Parade Tonight in W. Chester" in Daily Local News (October 12, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will stage the annual Golden Rampage parade starting tonight at 6:30. The parade, a highlight of the college's homecoming week end, will include 21 entries.


1962/10/12
"4 Bands to PLay in West Chester's Halloween Parade" in Daily Local News (October 12, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The West Chester Band, West Chester High School, WCSC, and Bishop Shanahan bands will participate in the annual West Chester Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31.


1962/10/17
"College to Honor Honor Students at Honors Dinner" in Daily Local News (October 17, 1962), 5. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Students with high scholastic records will be acknowledged at the 2nd annual WCSC Academic Honors Dinner tonight in the college dining room. 27 students will be awarded "high honors" for obtaining a 3.5 or better GPA. 205 students will be recognized as having honors for holding a 3.0 or better GPA.


1962/10/17
"2 From County in New Show at State College" in Daily Local News (October 17, 1962), 21. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Two Chester County residents will be performing in the WCSC Little Theater production of "The Man in the Dog Suit". There will be three performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8:15pm in P.Mem.Audit.. All shows are free and open to the public.


1962/10/18
"6 Professors at WCSC to Be Guest Speakers" in Daily Local News (October 18, 1962), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

6 faculty members at WCSC have been invited to various conferences and meetings on numerous topics such as: physical education in modern elementary schools, the Pennsylvania Improvement Society, and how music, art, and physical education affect a child's self image.


1962/10/18
"Democratic Candidates Speak to College Club" in Daily Local News (October 18, 1962), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Mrs. Annamaris Malloy and her running mate, Paul J Hogan, democratic candidates for the Genral Assembly from the county's 2nd District were guest speakers at a meeting of the WCSC Government Club. Mrs. Malloy stressed the importance of citizen participation in politics and in government to more than 100 students.


1962/10/18
"Parents to Visit College Campus" in Daily Local News (October 18, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC has sent over 3,000 invitations to its annual parents weekend which begins tonight with a theatrical performance at 8:15pm. A variety of sports and physical activities for both students and parents have been scheduled for Saturday. Sunday there will be a dinner for freshman and their parents followed with receptions in the dorms concluding at 4pm.


1962/10/24
Yaeck, Dave. "Chester County Residents Have Mixed Reactions to Cuba Action" in Daily Local News (October 24, 1962), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "September thru October 1962."]

The residents of Chester County and West Chester had mixed reactions to President Kennedy's Cuban blockade. "Too little, too late" and "we should invade Cuba now" were some of the comments. Mothers of teenage boys were reluctant to speak until prodded. War veterans felt unity and most felt Kennedy should not have waited so long. One ex-Navy man said, "Americans seem no longer afraid of the Russians but more likely fed up with them." Many veterans also expressed interest in once again wearing their uniforms to give the nation the benefit of their past experience.


1962/10/25
"College to Host Career Conclave" in Daily Local News (October 25, 1962), 24. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

More than 900 area high school juniors and seniors are expected to attend the 14th Annual Career Conference at West Chester State tomorrow.The conference will include campus tours, and will answer questions about the teaching profession, college life in general, as well as courses and expenses.


1962/10/27
"Dague Calls Cuba Missile Buildup a 'Face Saving' Device for Nikita" in Daily Local News (October 27, 1962), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "September thru October 1962."]

From his West Chester office, U.S. Congressman Paul B. Dague said the reported missile buildup in Cuba was a "Face Saving device for Khrushchev." Dague said the only tactic he was familiar with would be an invasion but there was still the possibility of negotiations. Dague made several recommendations several months ago, all part of Congressional Record, which call for positive action in the Cuban Crisis.


1962/10/30
"Life Can Be Dull Without Art, Philips Lecture Audience Told" in Daily Local News (October 30, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. John Ciardi, poet and teacher at Rutgers University, lectured about the importance of reading poetry, and of the discussion of ideas and communcating feelings through writing in order to be well rounded people.


1962/10/31
"State College Represented at Bell Company Workshop" in Daily Local News (October 31, 1962), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Alexander Antonowich, director of public relations at WCSC attended a three-day workshop sponsored by Bell Telephone Company to give leaders in higher education an insight into how the telephone company operates under the free enterprise system.


1962/11/01
"College President to Participate in European Seminar" in Daily Local News (November 1, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Earl F. Sykes, WCSC president, has been invited to participate in a field and study seminar sponsored by the Comparative Education Society. The trip will begin on November 9 and will include seminars in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Vienna, Kiev, and Copenhagen. The group will return to the United States on November 27.


1962/11/02
"WCSC Building Bids to Be Received, Opened" in Daily Local News (November 2, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority in Harrisburg announced that bids will be received on December 12 for the $2,0505,000 dining hall and kitchen. On December 19 bids will be opened on two dorm buildings with an estimated cost of $3,751,673.


1962/11/02
"College Program Aids Area MS Patients" in Daily Local News (November 2, 1962), feature page. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC offers a course appearing in the physical education program, to men, women, and children who suffer from multiple sclerosis. The one-hour-a-week evening class was begun by faculty member, Henry Goodwin three years ago. The class involves aquatic exercises where the three current members can swim and feel "normal" in the soothing waters. This program is hailed by the MS society, Goodwin only wishes more people would take advantage of this opportunity. 1962/11/02
"Commissioners Okay Buildings for CD Shelters" in Daily Local News (November 2, 1962), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "November thru December 1962."]

The Chester County Commissioners yesterday signed "entry licenses" making the courthouse, courthouse annex and Pocopson Home designated shelter areas under the Civil Defense Program. Proposed plans and agreements which would allow these areas to be marked and stocked as public fallout shelters were presented by Chester County Civil Defense Director George Browning. Stocks of food, water, medical and sanitation supplies and equipment for radiation monitoring will be placed in the shelters under the program and at the expense of federal and local governments. This was done before the receipt of a letter from Governor David L. Lawrence who asked for such a move on the part of government heads in the Commonwealth, adding that events of the past several weeks pointed out the need for the program.


1962/11/03
"College Expansion Means More Than Just Classrooms" in Daily Local News (November 3, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A state college expansion project should be judged first by how it serves aducation locally, state-wide, and nationally, then by what it adds to the community. At WCSC "architecture for education" means new technology in classrooms, a liberal arts program, an expanded graduate program, staurday morning classes, and a learning resouce center. The college campus will be used as a pilot for several programs such as a college television system, and an educational facilities laboratory. In the community, it means more area students will be able to go to college in the area. College community programs will also increase. All in all architecture for education means a better school and community.


1962/11/03
"State College Recital Features Schumann Work" in Daily Local News (November 3, 1962), 8. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Charles Gangemi, assistant professor of music at WCSC, will present a piano recital at Swope Hall Auditorium at 8:15pm on November 5. Admission is free the and public is cordially invited to attend.


1962/11/08
"Area Curriculum Committee Meets at State College" in Daily Local News (November 8, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will once again be holding the fall meeting of the Area 9 Curriculum Committee where 300 educators from Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester Counties are expected to attend. The meeting will include a discussion on the research findings of the investigations of public instruction programs.


1962/11/09
"College Awards Dr. T. J. Heim Emeritus Rating" in Daily Local News (November 9, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. T. J. Heim of West Chester has been awarded the title of professor emeritus by WCSC for his contribution as a teacher, faculty advisor, and sponsor of classes, clubs, and religious groups. Dr. Heim, a sociology professor, still maintains an informal relationship with the college and frequently attends programs and functions on campus.


1962/11/10
"College Awards 25 Philips Scholarships" in Daily Local News (November 10, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

25 Chester County students at WCSC have been awarded William Pyle Philips Scholarships by the Board of Trustees. The awards made annually to members of the junior and senior classes who are natives of Chester County will cover one year's tuition. Winners are selected on the basis of scholastic standing and campus citizenship.


1962/11/11
"National Symphony Orchestra Concert Feature Famed Pianist" in Daily Local News (November 11, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Jorge Bolet, an internationally acclaimed pianist who performs with the National Symphony Orchestra, will stage a concert at WCSC on Monday. It will be the second concert in the All-Star Series.


1962/11/13
"Unionville Okays Pact With College" in Daily Local News (November 13, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Unionville Chadds Ford School Board approved the signing of an agreement with WCSC concerning use of student teachers.


1962/11/14
"Directors Okay Contract With College" in Daily Local News (November 14, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Chester County Board of School Directors approved the signing of a contract with WCSC to have the county operated special education facilities become a student teacher center. The action was recently suggested by the Department of Public Instruction which designates that public schools serve as student teacher centers for state colleges.


1962/11/15
"West Chester Council Studies Plot Plans" in Daily Local News (November 15, 1962), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "November thru December 1962."]

West Chester Borough Council last night spent a long evening with a crowded agenda which opened and closed with lengthy discussions on the merits of a proposed housing project. The development would be in the northern section of the borough bounded by Franklin Street, Goshen Avenue, Ashbridge Street and a continuation of Matlack street.


1962/11/17
"NASA to GIve Space Program at State College" in Daily Local News (November 17, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A lecture-demonstration on the country's space program will be presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 10:30am-1pm on Monday in Phillips Memorial Auditorium, WCSC. The demonstration is open to the public.


1962/11/17
"PTA's to Hear State College Professors" in Daily Local News (November 17, 1962), 4. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Two faculty members of WCSC, Mrs, Jane Gray Smith and Mrs. Katherine W. Faucett, will address PTA meetings next week in conjunction with elementary schools book fairs.


1962/11/27
"Judith Anderson Electrifies Audience" in Daily Local News (November 27, 1962), 1-2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A great lady of the stage gave a record audience at Phillips Memorial Auditorium, WCSC, a great evening in the theater last night when she performed two roles: Lady Macbeth from Shakespeare's "Macbeth", and Medea from Euripdes' a freely adapted version written especially for Miss Anderson. West Chester was privileged to be included in the company's tour and to have the program offered free to the public under the Philips Lecture Series at WCSC.


1962/11/27
"Board Okays Bond Issue for Auditorium" in Daily Local News (November 3, 1962), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "November thru December 1962."]

An auditorium long sought by the administrators at West Chester joint high school moved one step closer to reality last night as a result of action taken by the jointure's school board. First financing was approved and the green light given to architects to proceed with contract drawings.


1962/11/28
"Lions Club Hears College Dean Tell of Campus Plan" in Daily Local News (November 28, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Members of the West Chester Lions Club heard Dr. Kenneth Widdall, Dean of Administrative Affairs at WCSC speak about the comprehensive campus program, the early phases of which are now under way at the local college. The speaker answered many questions submitted by the members and conceded that the plans are still tentative and subject to changes.


1962/12/05
"Bell Planning Cable Addition for Borough" in Daily Local News (December 5, 1962), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "November thru December 1962."]

A $113,200 cable addition in West Chester is now being planned by Bell Telephone Company. In 1963 Bell plans to spend $200,000 for construction of outside plant facilities. In 1964 the company plans to spend $175,000 for outside cable construction in the West Chester area. This type of expansion is required to keep pace with the increasing demand for communication facilities in the West Chester area.


1962/12/07
"Bioastronautic Operational Chief to Lecture at West Chester State" in Daily Local News (December 7, 1962), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Lt. Col. Joseph P. Salvo will present several programs on the Bioastronautical support program for Project Mercury at WCSC on Monday and Tuesday in Phillips Memorial Auditorium. He will be the speaker at a joint meeting of the college astronomy, physics, geography, science and mathematics clubs, as well as lecture on dietary and physiological studies in connection with Project Mercury.


1962/12/10
"Male College Senior "Pioneers" as Student Teacher in 1st Grade" in Daily Local News (December 10, 1962), Feature Page. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A WCSC senior, Harry A. Sautter, is the first male to student teach in a first grade classroom. Usually females are assigned to the 1-4 grade levels. Sautter, an elementary education major with hopes to become a principal, spent his first nine weeks student teaching a 6th grade class and noticed a sizeable difference in subject matter and in social development. The college administration reasoned that Sautter should be placed in a lower grade level environment to learn what low grade level teachers must deal with in a classroom, if he is going to be a principal. The Sautter experiment may not end with him, but may snowball at WCSC.


1962/12/11
"Professor Addresses SAIF Group" in Daily Local News (December 11, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Catherine Gregg, professor of Psychology at WCSC spoke to members of the Single Adult Interdenominate Fellowship of Chester County. She told members that in most cases man's concept of God is the sum total of his experience. She emphasized that God is an idea, a projection of ourselves and is conceived differently in every individual.


1962/12/11
"State College Carol Service on Thursday" in Daily Local News (December 11, 1962), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC's 41st annual Christmas Carol Service will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 8:15pm in Phillips Memorial Auditorium. This year's performance will feature senior music student, Jean Weniger. The traditional service which marks the end of classes for Christmas vacation will also contain a candlelight procession, reading of the birth of Christ, and the Hallelujah Chorus.


1962/12/12
"Low Bids Are Received for College Project" in Daily Local News (December 12, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority received low bids of almost $2 million for a dining hall/kitchen yesterday. The estimated cost is approximately $200,000 more.


1962/12/13
"State College Official is Ordained a Priest" in Daily Local News (December 13, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Kenneth C. Slagle, director of the new liberal arts program at WCSC was ordained a priest this morning at St. Andrew's Episcopal Chapel of the Philadelphia Divinity School. He is also the chairman of the English Foreign Language Department at West Chester.


1962/12/14
"College Dorm Bids Are Delayed Until January 16" in Daily Local News (December 14, 1962), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The dormitory bids were originally scheduled to be opened next Wednesday, but will be delayed until January 16 for more time to prepare blueprints and specifications.


1962/12/15
"College Choir to Sing Tuesday from WCAU" in Daily Local News (December 15, 1962), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The College Choir of WCSC will broadcast a Christmas music program from 7:30-8pm Tuesday, Decmeber 18, over WCAU in Philadelphia.


1962/12/31
"West Chester Resident to Give Faculty Recital" in Daily Local News (December 31, 1962), 9. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Miss Helen E. Hales will present the fifth in a series of WCSC Faculty recitals at 8:15pm next Monday at Swope Hall Auditorium. The concert is open to the public.


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