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Notes on newspaper articles about
West Chester (Pennsylvania) in 1963

by Jim Jones

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This file contains notes on articles that appeared in various newspapers (mostly the Daily Local News) in 1963. 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.

 


1963/01/04
"Award Contract for West Chester State Dining Hall" in Daily Local News (January 4, 1963), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "January thru February 1963."]

Contracts for construction of a kitchen building and dining hall at West Chester State College were among $3,758,924 in contracts awarded yesterday. The school contract totaled $1,828,324.


1963/01/10
"Two State College Professors Work on History Film" in Daily Local News (January 10, 1963), 5. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Two members of the WCSC faculty have collaberatively produced a series of 6 color filmstrips on the history of Pennsylvania. Dr. Edward G. Everett, a History professor, wrote the basic concepts and captions, while Dr. George Langdon, Geography professor, wrote the geographic data and drew the maps.


1963/01/12
"West Chester State Graduation: 21 County Students to Receive Degrees" in Daily Local News (January 12, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

91 students, 21 from Chester County, will receive degrees from West Chester State at mid-term commencement exercises, Thursday, December 16, held at 10:30am in Phillips Memorial Auditorium.


1963/01/15
Cornman, Jack. "Residents Voice Protests on Plans for Apartments" in Daily Local News (January 15, 1963), 1. [Notes by ay Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "January thru February 1963."]

Over 30 residents of Everhart Garden area spent over two hours last night stating objections to proposed construction of apartments on the southwest corner of Market and Brandywine streets. Zoning and borough code were issues brought up. Increased noise was another issue mentioned at the meeting.


1963/01/18
"College Board Expresses Concern Over Delay in Dormitory Project" in Daily Local News (January 18, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Board of Trustees at WCSC was upset to discover that the low bid for the new dorm buildings exceeded the General State Authority allocations by $880,000. The two structures were originally supposed to be ready for the 1964-65 school year. The trustees main concern is thr nature of the delays in the dormitory project which is required to meet the expected enrollment. Dr. Sykes reported that the plans will be resubmitted to the architect to trim the cost to meet the allocations. However, if changes are necessary the project would need to be reapproved, a process taking 5-6 months.


1963/01/24
"County Scout Council Sponsors University" in Daily Local News (January 24, 1962), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Chester County Boy Scout Council will hold its annual "University of Scouting" on Saturday at WCSC in Anderson Hall. The courses begin at 9 and will deal specifically with certain advanced elements of the various phases of the scouting program.


1963/01/25
"West Chester Unveils New Parking, Street Light Programs" in Daily Local News (January 25, 1963), 1. [Notes by Ray Buelow, 2011, from the WCU microfilm: "January thru February 1963."]

After five years of planning and delays borough council signed off on mercury-vapor street lights for the business district. This would be the first step in the program to improve lighting throughout the borough.


1963/01/26
"West Chester State Plans French Festival" in Daily Local News (January 26, 1963), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will present its first annual Festival of French Culture on February 1-18. French music(college choir), french motion pictures, french literary readings, are being sponsored with the college's role as a French Culture Center in a world-study program organized by Dr. Charles Boehm. The festival is open to the public.


1963/01/26
"West Chester State Plans French Festival" in Daily Local News (January 26, 1963), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will present its first annual Festival of French Culture on February 1-18. French music(college choir), french motion pictures, french literary readings, are being sponsored with the college's role as a French Culture Center in a world-study program organized by Dr. Charles Boehm. The festival is open to the public.


1963/02/02
"Restaraunt Will Be Converted into College Dormitory" in Daily Local News (February 2, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The College Arms Restaraunt at High St. and Rosedale Ave. will be converted into a men's dormitory for use by students of WCSC. Housing about 50 men, the dorms would be ready by the 1963 fall term. United Realty Construction Company will retain the ownership of the building.


1963/02/05
"Fern Hill PTA to Hear Talk by Music Professor" in Daily Local News (February 5, 1963), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A WCSC professor of music, Dr. Constantine Johns, will discuss Music in Our Schools at a Fern Hill PTA meeting at West Goshen School. She will share the program with two students.


1963/02/07
"College Dean Speaks During PTA Meeting" in Daily Local News (February 71963), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Walter Gale, dean of academic affairs at WCSC was speaker at the annual covered dish supper of WCSC Demonstration School PTA. Dr. Gale analyzed education from 1950-1960 as the Decade of Crises when most people were overly critical of education and crash programs in science, mathematics, reading, and social studies did more harm than good. Now the emphasis is being placed on restructuring of knowledge.


1963/02/07
"College Announces Record Graduate Enrollment" in Daily Local News (February 71963), Feature Page. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Willard J. Trezise announced today that a record number of graduate students enrolled for the spring semester at WCSC.


1963/02/07
"College Plans 2nd Seminar Trip to Europe" in Daily Local News (February 7, 1963), Feature Page. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Plans have been announced for the 2nd annual seminar in Contemporary European Culture sponsored by WCSC Social Studies Department and conducted by Dr. Clifford H. Harding. The 50-day tour of 50 cities in 11 countires is accredited for 6 hours of undergraduate credit and will include a term paper, final exam, and discussions throughout the term. The trip has been revised based on last year's program with longer stays in Rome and London.


1963/02/14
"College Trustees Okay Changes in Dormitory Plans" in Daily Local News (February 14, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The WCSC Board of Trustees approved a list of changes in specifications which result in saving $711,000 without redesigning buildings. The original bid for the dorms was $880,000 over allocations and with the new plans only and additional $189,000 will be needed. In other building expansion matters the Board of Trustees turned down an offer to board students in the College Arms Restaraunt due to the financial burden the college would assume, also because of the proposed 7 year contract which has never been approved in the past.


1963/02/15
"St. Patrick's Guild Hears Talk by Librarian of College" in Daily Local News (February 15, 1963), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Joseph K. Hall, librarian at WCSC was the guest speaker at least weeks meeting of St. Patrick's Guild Hall. He spoke on the importance of books and reading to young children.


1963/02/20
"Poznan Choir Rates Standing Ovation" in Daily Local News (February 20, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The 75 man and boy Pznan Choir from Poland is a magnificant group of symphonic dimension. They richly deserved the standing ovation they received last night at WCSC from the near capacity audience. For this area it reinforced the belief in the universality of music.


1963/03/08
"College Offers Symphony Faculty Recital" in Daily Local News (March 8, 1963), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The annual WCSC Symphony Orchestra and a joint faculty recital will be presented on campus Sunday and Monday.


1963/03/27
"New Class at WCSC Aids Handicapped Children" in Daily Local News (March 27, 1963), Feature Page, 2nd Section. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

West Chester State provides facilities, special education toys, equpiment, teacher assistants, plus a classroom for 10 pre- school aged retarded children of Chester County five days a week from 9:45-11:15am. The program is under the sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Retarded Children Association of Chester County. The school provides a good opportunity for special education students at West Chester State to gain additional experience.


1963/03/27
"WCSC Choruses, Ensemble to Perform" in Daily Local News (March 27, 1963), 20. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC Men's and Women's Choruses and a student woodwind ensemble will present concerts Sunday afternoon, and Monday evening which are open to the public.


1963/04/01
"State College to Offer Junior Year Abroad" in Daily Local News (April 1, 1963), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC has announced plans to intitiate a Junior Year Abroad program at University of Besancon, France. The program will be open to students studying to become French teachers as well as those in the BA French program. The course is worth 30 credits for the year.


1963/04/04
"College Little Theater to Present One-Act Plays by Belgium Author" in Daily Local News (April 4, 1963), 19. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Little Theater of WCSC will stage 2 one-act plays by Michel de Ghelderode, the Belgium contemporary author on Monday, tuesday, and Wednesday nights. The two plays are entitled "The Strange Rider" and "The Women at the Tomb".


1963/04/13
"College Lists Summer Music Workshop Program" in Daily Local News (April 13, 1963), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will conduct its 2nd annual Summer Musical Workshop for high school musicians July 8-Aug 1.


1963/04/13
"Geographer to Lecture at St…te College" in Daily Local News (April 13, 1963), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Preston E. James will speak at WCSC's assembly in Phillips Memorial Auditorium. Dr. James is a leading authority on the geography of Latin America. The topic to be discussed will be "Geography in an Age of Revolution."


1963/04/18
"College Dance Band to Present Concert" in Daily Local News (April 18, 1963), 28. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A big band concert featuring WCSC's dance band, the Criterions, will be presented free to the public tomorrow night in Philips Memorial Auditorium.


1963/04/22
"State College Hosts Session of Languages" in Daily Local News (April 22, 1963), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will host a Modern Foreign Language Conference on Wednesday, April 24. The conference will be attended by teachers of modern foreign languages in area surrounding the college.


1963/04/22
"Modern Dance Club Sets Spring Concert" in Daily Local News (April 22, 1963), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC's Modern dance club will present its first Spring Concert at 8:15pm, April 24 in Hollinger Field House. 47 students will participate in the program containing 14 dance routines. The program is free and open to the public.


1963/04/23
"Shakespeare to Be Honored by College Club" in Daily Local News (April 23, 1963), 9. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Two showings of a film version of Henry V, a student program, and a lecture will be offered by WCSC English Professional Club in a two-day Shakespeare Festival beginning tomorrow.


1963/04/25
"Women's Glee Club to Give Annual Concert" in Daily Local News (April 25, 1963), 21. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Women's Glee Clube of WCSC will hold its annual concert at 8:15pm Friday, April 26, at Swope Hall Auditorium.


1963/04/26
"College Students Tour Norristown Child Agency" in Daily Local News (April 26, 1963), 24. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Yesterday 46 West Chester State College Elementary Education students toured the Montgomery County Development Center and School for Hnadicapped Children loctaed in Norristown. The students were members of a special education class.


1963/04/27
"College Library is Designated District Center" in Daily Local News (April 27, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Francis Harvey Green Library at WCSC has been designated a district library center by the Pennsylvania State Library. The designation carries with it a grant of $9,446.95 to be used to help the library offer loan and reference services to libraries in the district and to improve its collection.


1963/05/02
"Governore Names Charles E. Swope to College Board" in Daily Local News (May 2, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Governore William Scranton announced the appointment of Chrles E. Swope to the WCSC Board of Trustees. Swope is the son of the late Charles S. Swope, WCSC president from 1934-59.


1963/05/09
"Strike Halts Water Line Work at College" in Daily Local News (May 9, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A strike of operating engineers against contractors in the Philadelphia area has stopped work on the installation of new sewer and water lines around WCSC. The work is 90% complete, but is causing problems because the surface over the lines is not blacktopped.


1963/05/09
"200 Junior high Pupils to Sing at State College" in Daily Local News (May 9, 1963), 20. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

More than 200 junior high school students from Chester County will participate in the annual Chester County Music Education Association Festival at 2:30pm, Saturday in Swope Hall. 9 schools will be involved in the festival which is free and open to the public.


1963/05/22
"West Chester State to Graduate 427" in Daily Local News (May 22, 1963), 7. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

7 graduate students and 417 undergraduates will receive their diplomas at commencement exercises at WCSC, May 26. The exercises will be held in Hollinger Field House and will begin at 3:30pm.


1963/05/24
"West Chester State Wins Science Grant" in Daily Local News (May 24, 1963), 13. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The National Science Foundation has awarded WCSC with a $14,500 grant to support an in-service institute in mathematics as a means of improving secondary school instruction in mathematics.


1963/05/29
"More Money Is Approved for Fields at WCSC" in Daily Local News (May 29, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A request for $87,100 in addition to $50,000 already granted by the state Department of Instruction was approved yesterday. The grant will fund the grading and draining of new athletic fields at WCSC. Governor Scranton voiced his displeasure at reuqests for additional funding from state institutions for already approved projects.


1963/06/15
"Robert R. Batt Elected College Board President" in Daily Local News (June 15, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Robert R. Batt, a Villanova attorney, was elected president of the WCSC Board of Trustees when the board held its annual organization meeting this week.


1963/06/17
"State College Will Host String Conference" in Daily Local News (June 17, 1963), 5. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Beginning August 11, West Chester State Teachers College will host a String Conference and Chamber Music Workshop featuring internationally famous artist teachers, performers, and conductors.


1963/06/19
"West Chester State Offers World Cultures Workshop" in Daily Local News (June 19, 1963), 13. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

From June 24 through July 19, the Social Studies Department will offer a four week workshop in World Cultures during regular session of 1962 summer school. The workshop will carry 2 semester hours of garduate credit and can be applied toward teacher certification.


1963/07/05
"Music Workshop at College Lists Recitals, Concerts" in Daily Local News (July 5, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Two concerts, two recitals, and three demonstration clinics by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra will be presented as part of the 2nd annual Music Workshop at WCSC. The workshop, for interested high school musicians, will begin July 8. All programs will be held in Swope Hall.


1963/07/16
"Reading Aide Takes Post With College" in Daily Local News (July 16, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Last night at the West Chester Elementary School Board Meeting, Dr. Albert A. Gallen handed in his resignation as reading consultant, a position he held for the past 16 years. Dr. Gallen has accepted a position as a Professor of Education and Director of Reading at WCSC. A fifth grade teacher, David L. Redmond, also resigned his post and accepted a new position at the college as an instructor in the Department of Education.


1963/07/30
"West Chester State Will Graduate 120 on Thursday" in Daily Local News (July 30, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Among the 120 students graduating from WCSC, 35 are Chester County residents. The group represents the largest graduating summer class in the college's history. Of the gradutes 89 will be receiving their undergraduate degree while 35 will receive their graduate degree, another record in since WCSC initiated the graduate program 4 years ago.


1963/08/03
"West Chester State Science Building Bids Due Spetember 4" in Daily Local News (August 3, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Bids for construction of a science classroom building at WCSC will be received September 4. The building is the first unit of a new science center. The lecture hall for classes will also be open for public functions.


1963/08/05
"Teachers in State College Get Raise" in Daily Local News (August 5, 1963), 5. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Legislation which would increase the salaries of state college faculty has been signed into law. The increase ranges from 50% for full professors to 25% for instructors.


1963/08/21
"Workshop to Open at Sunday at West Chester" in Daily Local News (August 21, 1963), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A four-day workshop conference will be held at WCSC for orientation dealing with the teaching of first year algebra using programmed learning materials instead of textbooks. More than 90 teachers are expected to attend.


1963/08/31
"College Enrollment Nears 4,000 Mark" in Daily Local News (August 31, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC expects a full-time undergraduate enrollment of 3,100 when classes begin September 9th. It is the largest enrollment figure in the college history. Also over 750 part-time, special and graduate students are expected to enroll, making the figure close to 4,000. A record number of students, 750, will be living off-campus in homes. 20 students will be housed in the College Arms Restaraunt, while 25 others will reside in the apartments at 126-128 Dean Street.


1963/09/07
"Comedy Opens Playhouse Series, State College Programs Listed" in Daily Local News (September 7, 1963), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Signaling the opening of the fall season, WCSC has announced the attractions for its 29th annual All-Star course, Philips Foundation Lecture Series and morning and evening assembly programs. The All-Star course features a Bulgarian ensemble, pianist, chorale and orchestra.


1963/09/14
"2000 Teachers to Attend Session" in Daily Local News (September 14, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Nearly 2000 Chester County Elementary and Secondary teachers will be attedning the 108th annual Teachers Meeting Monday at WCSC. The theme at the all-day meeting will be "Critical Questions Concerning Education".


1963/09/17
"WCSC Staff Takes Part in Teachers Parley" in Daily Local News (September 17, 1963), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

9 members of the WCSC faculty participated in the sessions of the 108th annual Chester County Teachers Meeting.


1963/09/17
"Two WCSC Faculty Members on Television Show" in Daily Local News (September 17, 1963), 13. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Albert A. Gallen, professor of education, and Mrs. Irene Shur, assistant professor of Social Studies, will be participants in a re-run of a 30 minute television program, "Teaching Reading". The show is part of the series "Progress '63" on station WRCU-TV Channel 3.


1963/09/20
"West Chester, Cheyney State College Host Faculty Unit" in Daily Local News (September 20, 1963), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Representatives from the 14 states college of Pennsylvania will attend the annual fall executive meeting of the Association of PA State College Faculties at WCSC tonight and tomorrow.


1963/09/23
"Bids Due October 16 for College Fields" in Daily Local News (September 23, 1963), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority, on October 16, will receive bids from WCSC for the construction of new athletic facilities including a football field, track, soccer field, and baseball diamond on the new south campus.


1963/09/24
"Dr. earl Sykes to Be Inaugurated College President" in Daily Local News (September 24, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Earl F. Sykes will be formally inaugurated as president of WCSC on October 10 in ceremonies at Philips Memorial Auditorium.


1963/09/24
"West Chester State Sets Career Session" in Daily Local News (September 24, 1963), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

More than 1000 area high school juniors and seniors are expected to attend the 15th annual Career Conference at WCSC on October 4. The purpose of the conference is to introduce the college to the students and give professional advice and orientation on teaching as a career.


1963/09/25
"Building Program Lag Discussed by College Trustees" in Daily Local News (September 25, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Last night the WCSC Board of Trustees expressed concern with repeated delays in getting proposed campus buildings. Dr. Sykes told the board that presently "more reliable people in town have offered us rooms for students than we have students to take them" so that currently all students will be housed. Private dormitories are also being looked into.


1963/09/30
"Principals Hear Dr. earl Sykes Talk on Russia" in Daily Local News (September 30, 1963), 14. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Earl F. Sykes, President of WCSC, spoke at the recent Chester County Principals Association in West Chester on the Russian people, based on a recent visit to the Soviet Union.


1963/10/11
"Dr. Mitchell to Give Recital at Swope Hall" in Daily Local News (October 11, 1963), 14. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Lloyd C. Mitchell, chairman of the music department at WCSC will present a piano recital at 8:15pm in Swope Hall Auditorium. The recital is the second in this year's faculty recital series.


1963/10/11
"College Little Theater Has Reason to Call Season New" in Daily Local News (October 11, 1963), 14. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The WCSC Little Theater is placing an emphasis on the new. The undergraduate group will present a new play October 24 and they are scheduled to move into a new theater for the second production in December.


1963/10/15
"State Awards: $1.08 Million Building Contract" in Daily Local News (October 15, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The GSA in harrisburg, Monday awarded contracts for $1,080,461 for construction of first building in the new science center at WCSC.


1963/10/22
"College Denies Water Shortage to Cause Closing" in Daily Local News (October 22, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Reports that WCSC, one of the borough's major water users, wold close down later this week are "strictly rumor". A spokesman declared that while everyone at the college was being urged to conserve water "no thought is being given to a shut down".


1963/10/25
"At College Auditorium" in Daily Local News (October 25, 1963), 15. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Mahalia Jackson, the "world's greatest gospel singer" will appear at Philips Memorial Auditorium, West Chester, on Monday at 8pm for a benefit performance.


1963/11/02
"Mrs. Harney is Named to College Board of Trustees" in Daily Local News (November 2, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Mrs. Thomas Harney, widow of former State Senator Thomas Harney, of Chester County was one of two persons named to the Board of Trustees at WCSC. Dr. John H. Tyson, an alumnus of the college, was also named to the Board.


1963/11/07
"Apartments, Dorms, Sewer Issues Discussed by West Goshen Board" in Daily Local News (November 7, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A.E. Deaver, 814 High Street, presented a petition containing the names of 75 people objecting to the dormitory proposal. Deaver complained that the college students create unnecessary noise at night and that more dormitories would be detrimental to the neighborhood. Harvey C. Worthington, chairman of the Board of Supervisor replied that the board would study the issue carefully. He also mentioned that the dormitories, if built, would have to be constructed with either state or private funds. If the dormitories were built with private funds they would at least yield tax revenue to the township.


1963/11/08
"West Chester College Seeks Parking Lots" in Daily Local News (November 8, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

At the recent meeting of the WCSC Board of Trustees, the trustees have asked the state to purchase any empty lots for parking facilities. With the ever growing population of the college the problem continues to grow. The board also heard a report on negotiations with private builders desiring to build dorms in the West Goshen township.


1963/11/18
"Curriculum Parley is Set for State College" in Daily Local News (November 18, 1963), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Warren G. Hill, President of Trenton State College, will be the principal speaker at the annual Fall Curriculum Confernce of the Curriculum Area 9 held on WSCS November 21.


1963/12/02
"PTA Adressed by WCSC Professor" in Daily Local News (December 2, 1963), 8. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Sol Greenberg, assistant professor of education, at WCSC declared that "readiness to learn; interest motivation, and reward and punishment" are the most important aspects of learning. His speech was made at the Biddle Street Area School PTA Meeting.


1963/12/04
"College Gives 24 Philips Scholarships" in Daily Local News (December 4, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

13 seniors and 11 juniors from Chester County and its neighboring areas have received full or partial scholarships to WCSC. The scholarshipa are awarded to Chester County natives based on scholastic achievement and campus activities.


1963/12/05
"College Dorm Zoning Denied by West Goshen" in Daily Local News (December 5, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Last night the W. Goshen Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to deny a rezoning petition designed to open privately- owned college dormitories in the township. In addition, the board announced that the owners of rooming houses will be questioned as to whether or not the houses began before or after the passage of a town ordinance prohibiting such multiple housing functions.


1963/12/10
"Crane Accident Prompts General Alarm at College" in Daily Local News (December 10, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A crane operator was trapped in his rig this morning when the boom on the vehicle tipped over and knocked down live electrical wires at the WCSC boiler plant on S. Church St. A general alarm was sounded and units of the West Chester Fire Department were on stand-by until the power was shut off.


1963/12/10
"WCSC Sinofonietta to Play PMC Concert" in Daily Local News (December 10, 1963), 21. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The 32 member WCSC Sinofonietta, conducted by Professor Constantine Johns will present a concert at Pennsylvania Military College, in Chester on December 12. The public is invited.


1963/12/12
"State College Approves Private Dormitory Plan" in Daily Local News (December 12, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Board of Trustees at WCSC approved a private dormitory project easing the stalled dormitory building program. The proposal calls for privately-owned and operated structures on 8 acre tract South of W. Nields St. and West of S. New St. Each building would house about 204 students and could be ready by September 1964. Presently, the project is calling for 4 dorms to house 816 students but it is still flexible to accommodate more students.


1963/12/13
"College Trustees Air Building Plans" in Daily Local News (December 13, 1963), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

At the recent meeting of the WCSC Board of Trustees plans for a restudy and review of the comprehensive campus plan were outlined. Presently, the 2 women's dormitory project has been stalled, but bids will be received again in February. Dr. Sykes pointed out that there are some much needed repairs to the older buildings including rewiring and reinsulation, but that the funds are being withheld until they are decided as being either capital or repair expenses. Dr. Sykes also reported on the current status of the new buildings such as the dining hall and library most of which are nearing completion.


1963/12/24
"84 Students to Get WCSC Degrees January 16" in Daily Local News (December 24, 1963), 13. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Among the 84 WCSC students receiving their degrees January 16, 22 are Chester County residents. The mid-year commencement ceremonies will be held in Philips Memorial Auditorium.


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