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Notes on newspaper articles about
West Chester (Pennsylvania) in 1964

by Jim Jones

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This file contains notes on articles that appeared in various newspapers (mostly the Daily Local News) in 1964. 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.

 


1964/01/07
"W. Goshen to Air College Pupil Housing" in Daily Local News (January 7, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Last night the W. Goshen Township supervisors met to discuss, among other things, the problem of college dormitories in the West Goshen Township. Harvey C. Worthington, chairman of the Board of Supervisors remarked "South of the borough, in the West Goshen Township, there are 10 houses in which college students are living and which are not in conformity with out zoning ordinance." The board will have a meeting next Thursday "to decide how quickly we must put them (rooming houses) out of business, or what action we can take to make them legal.


1964/01/08
"Residents Oppose Plans for Dormitory" in Daily Local News (January 8, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Plans for the construction of a privately-owned dormitory housing WCSC students, have been vehemently opposed by area residents. The site is located West of New St. and south of Nields St. The area is zoned A residential. In order for the dormitory to be privately constructed the area would need to be changed to B residential. Dallet Hemphill, West Chester attorney representing residents added that the residents are not angry with the college and realizes there is a need for dormitories.


1964/01/09
"Student Reports Automobile Theft" in Daily Local News (January 9, 1964), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Janes Trainer, a WCSC reported a stolen vehicle at 4:20pm from the 700 Block of S. High St.


1964/01/17
"French Music to Be Featured at College Recital" in Daily Local News (January 17, 1964), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Gene Featherstone, faculty member of a NY music school will present a recital of French music at WCSC, January 21 at 8pm. The recital is sponsored by the French Alliance of Chester County guests of the College French Club. The public is invited.


1964/01/18
"WCSC Officials Tell Area Lawmakers of Stalled Building Program" in Daily Local News (January 18, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC took its stalled building program to a group of 13 legislators in hopes of getting the project started the college president, Dr. Earl F. Sykes stated that the most pressing concern is of the 2 dormitories. Dr. Sykes asked that the necessary funds be allocated to the school because the students pay for the dormitories and the money will be repaid. Dr. Sykes also pointed out that with higher enrollment and limited resources, C or low B average students would not have the opportunity to attend school. Tyson, a resident of Delaware County was appointed as a liaison between the college board and the Delaware county delegates to Harrisburg.


1964/01/20
"State College Receives Grant for Math Course" in Daily Local News (January 20, 1964), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Mathematics Department at WCSC has received a grant of $29,200 from the National Science Foundation for the support of a 1964 Summer Institute for Junior high School Mathematics teachers.


1964/01/22
"W. Chester College Explains Use of State Owned Cars" in Daily Local News (January 22, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

An investigation of the use of state-owned cars at the 14 state colleges was ordered. WCSC officials have been compiling records to answer any improper use of state owned cars by the faculty. One Senator claimed "it is utterly ridiculous for the college professor to have a state car when his work is in the classroom." A college official replied that no one of Senator Hocker's committee had ever contacted the college "to learn the why ... of the state owned cars at West Chester."


1964/01/22
"2 Senators, Huxley to Speak at State College" in Daily Local News (January 22, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

2 U.S. Senators and a distinguished English scientist will be presented in the Philips Foundation Lecture Series this year at WCSC.


1964/01/23
"College Trustees Okay Changes in Dormitory Design" in Daily Local News (January 23, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The Board of Trustees at WCSC agreed last night to put the two proposed dorms out for re-bid and if necessary to remove one floor in order to meet the state allocations.


1964/01/28
"College Dean to Address Church" in Daily Local News (January 28, 1964), 7. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Kenneth R. Widdall, dean of administrative affairs at WCSC will discuss the college's building program at 7:30pm tonight at the Calvary Lutheran Church. He will also discuss the community role which churches can play in furthering the project.


1964/01/30
"Low Bids Received for Work at Cheyney, WCS" in Daily Local News (January 30, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Yesterday, the General State Authority recevied unofficial low bids from West Chester State of $95,037 to build an exterior steam distribution system at the college.


1964/01/31
"College to Sing Strauss Opera" in Daily Local News (January 31, 1964), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will be presenting "Die Fledermauss" by Johann Strauss. The opera, to be sung in English, will be produced by the Music Department for the benefit of the department's scholarship fund.


1964/01/31
"Second French Festival Lists Music, Drama" in Daily Local News (January 31, 1964), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will hold its 2nd annual Festival of French Culture ffrom February 3-16. The festival will include performers in musical, dramatic, literary and grpahic arts of French origin. All programs are open to the public.


1964/02/11
Daily Local News (February 11, 1964) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

All the Churches in West Chester got together to participate in the annual World Day of Prayer. This event was held in the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester at 2pm.


1964/02/14
"College Denies Rustin Charge" in Daily Local News (February 14, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A spokesman for WCSC denied allegations that a negro girl was threatened with expulsion if she participated in a civil rights demonstration last fall. The civil rights leader speaking at the annual Brotherhood Meeting of West Chester, Bayard Rustin, said he was told of such an incident. It was also reported that when a group of students applied for an on-campus faction of the NAACP, the group was told that no off-campus demonstrations were permitted because it may be implied as officially representing the college. This type of regulation applies to all organizations, and is not solely applied to the NAACP.


1964/02/14
"College to Host Teenage Traffic Safety Session" in Daily Local News (February 14, 1964), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Students and Driver Education teachers from county schools will attend a conference on traffic safety at WCSC. The meeting is one of a series of the Governor's Teenage Conference on Traffic Safety scheduled at the 14 state colleges.


1964/02/17
"West Chester Students Entertain French" in Daily Local News (February 17, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Earl F. Sykes, president of WCSC, recently received a letter from the University of Besancon, France telling of the success the American students are achieving in France as part of their Junior Year abroad. The students put on programs and displays, regarded excellently by those who viewed them, to portray contemporary American culture to the university city of 100, 000.


1964/02/19
"Two Hosiptals Get $1,169 from Concert at WCS College" in Daily Local News (February 19, 1964), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Net proceeds from the Mahalia Jackson benefit concert at WCSC totalled $1,169 which was donated to the Atkinson Memorial Hospital and Coatesville Hospital.


1964/02/24
"Science Course for Teachers Added at College" in Daily Local News (February 24, 1964), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC announced it will offer a remedial non-credit course in elements of chemistry for science teachers starting March 3. The course is designed for graduate students who have not had sufficient backgroud courses in organic or inorganic chemistry. There will be no charge for the course.


1964/02/28
"Music Education Policy at WCSC Set for March 4" in Daily Local News (February 28, 1964), 10. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A conference on curriculum mandates in music education will be held at 7:30pm in ballroom of Philips Memorial Building.


1964/03/02
"Judge Resigns From College Trustees Board" in Daily Local News (March 2, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

J. Paul MacElree, judge of Chester County Orphan's Court, submitted his resignation as trustee on the WCSC Board of Trustees. The reasons for his resignation have not yet been disclosed.


1964/03/05
"Board Studies Updating of Campus Plan" in Daily Local News (March 3, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Plans for updating the 1961 campus plan of future buildings were discussed at the WCSC board meeting last night.


1964/03/07
"State College Choir to Sing n Philadelphia" in Daily Local News (March 7, 1964), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The WCSC choir is scheduled to sing at the biennnial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference in Philadelphia from March 13-17.


1964/03/07
"Social Science Forum Listed at State College" in Daily Local News (March 7, 1964), 9. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

An assistant professor from the University of Pennsylvania and an author are the scheduled speakers at the annual Forum of the Social Science Department at WCSC. The theme of the Forum is "Lands in Turmoil: The Middle East and Red China Today."


1964/03/10
"Lodge Presents Check to College" in Daily Local News (March 10, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC received a $50 check from the Allen B. Kodish Lodge of B'nai B'rith for the student emergency laon fund. The local lodge has supported this fund for over 10 years.


1964/03/12
"Bids for Street Work Will be Readvertised" in Daily Local News (March 12, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Decision to readvertise for bids on street work and sewage lines in the borough were discussed.


1964/03/18
"8 From County Take Part In Shelter Test" in Daily Local News (March 18, 1964) pg. 3 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

8 Chester County residents emerged from a fallout shelter near Reading after simulating nuclear disaster conditions and completing a course in fallout shelter management.


1964/03/24
"State Approves Planning Funds for 4 College Projects" in Daily Local News (March 24, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The state Board of Education has approved $305,471 in planning funds for 4 projects at WCSC. The four projects are the second phase of the science building complex, a research-learning center to replace the Demonstration School, a field house and gymnasium for the South Campus, and permanent bleachers for athletic events on South Campus. The funds are less than half of what the college requested.


1964/03/25
"County Science Fair Open Tomorrow at State College" in Daily Local News (March 25, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The 6th annual Chester County Science Fair will be open to the public from 9am Wednesday and Friday at the ballroom in Philips Memorial Building, WCSC.


1964/03/26
"Borough Stocks Civil Defense Water" in Daily Local News (March 26, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

West Chester began filling the approximately 2,500 metal water containers stored in the community's 16 civil defense shelters.


1964/03/28
"Civil Defense Group Plans Training Class" in Daily Local News (March 28, 1964) pg. 3 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

A training course for local government, local emergency services and local civil defense officials in Chester County will be held April 25 and May 2.


1964/04/01
"State Allocates $222,000 for Anderson Hall Project" in Daily Local News (April 1, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority has allocated $222,000 to WCSC for the conversion of the third floor of Anderson Hall a classroom building into faculty offices, conference rooms, and washroom facilities and utilities.


1964/04/01
"124 Grauate Courses Offered by State College" in Daily Local News (April 1, 1964), 2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The graduate school at WCSC will offer 124 courses this summer. The summer program has been divided into three sessions. Students may earn as many as 12 credits during the three sessions toward a Master of Education degree.


1964/04/03
"Women's Glee Club, Sextet, Soloists to Give Programs" in Daily Local News (April 3, 1964), 12. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The upcoming musical events of the area will feature the WCSC Women's Glee Club, the New York String Sextet, and 2 women violin and piano soloists. The Glee Club will perform in Swope Hall on Sunday, April 5 at 3pm.


1964/04/06
Daily Local News (April 6,1964) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

The Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester held a program to educate African American students on possible career options. This included several presentations, and personal consultations were also offered.


1964/04/08
"East Whiteland Protests Road Change Plan" in Daily Local News (April 8, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

East Whiteland Township had protested to the State Department of Highways about its plan to relocate Morehall Rd. so that it will no longer connect with Lapland Rd.


1964/04/11
"Civic Group Asks Change In Rt. 202 Plans" in Daily Local News (April 11, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm}

The Great Valley Civic Association is renewing its efforts to have the proposed Rt. 202 relocated to pass through the "railroad corridor" in Tredyfrin township.


1964/04/13
"West Chester State Given $7,230 Grant for Teacher Course" in Daily Local News (April 13, 1964), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The National Science Foundation has granted $7,230 to WCSC to support an "In-Service Institute in Physics for Secondary Biliogy and General Science Teachers."


1964/04/13
"State College to Offer Class in Conservation" in Daily Local News (April 13, 1964), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A three week graduate Conservation Workshop will be held during the post session of WCSC summer school beginning on August 10. The workshop is sponsored by the Geography Department.


1964/04/16
"Dr. Sykes Will be Honored in Washington" in Daily Local News (April 16, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Earl F. Sykes, president of WCSC will be honored in Washington D.C. at a State of Montana Centennial Dinner for his achievements as a teacher and administrator in public education.


1964/04/17
"First Bids Due April 24 for Kennett By-Pass" in Daily Local News (April 17, 1964) pg. 1 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

State Department of Highways will accept bids for the construction of the first section of the Kennett By-Pass.


1964/04/18
"Auto Industry May Set New Mark in 1964" in Daily Local News (April 18, 1964) pg. 5 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

The American auto industry may reach a new record of 8 million car sales in the 1964 model year.


1964/04/18
"Firm Seeking Court Okay to Build Dorm" in Daily Local News (April 18, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

B+B Realty Co. went to Chester County Court yesterday where they received a certificate of occupancy allowing for tge continuation of their rooming house at 819 S. High St. They also appealed to the court for permission to build another dorm on a 2.6 acre site. A decision about this issue has not been made.


1964/04/20
"Scranton Disagrees With Nixon, Barry On Extending Vietnam War" in Daily Local News (April 20, 19640 pg. 5 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Pennsylvania Governor William W. Scranton disagreed with Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater on carrying the Vietnam War to the Communists in the North. Scranton feels the Vietnamese government should do more on their part in the South before things move the North.


1964/04/23
"College Dorm Bids Too High for 2nd Time" in Daily Local News (April 23, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

West Chester State is about $500,000 closer to having 2 seven-story dormitories constructed but the question remains if the price remains is close enough. The General State Authority took the low bid of $4,010,141, which still exceeds the state allocations of $3,636,150. The college has been hard pressed for dormitory space for several years and college officials are hoping the funds will be allocated to alleviate the stress on the college.


1964/04/24
"College, 2 Other Spots Visited by Governor" in Daily Local News (April 24, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Governor William Scranton visited Chester County as planned and spent more than an hour at WCSC inspecting the overcrowded facilities, construction projects and proposed building sites. Concerning the delays facing the WCSC expansion Scranton stated, "I am distressed that the bids on the two women's dorms came in so high again." However, he also added that "we must do something to get the dorms." While all 14 state colleges need additional facilities, West Chester was more cramped for building sites than the other institutions.


1964/04/25
"Civil Defense Class Is Held At State College" in Daily Local News (April 25, 1964) pg. 4 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

The first of a two day course was held at WCSC for civil defense. Township supervisors, local civil defense directors and selected firefighters were in attendance.


1964/05/01
"Hospitals Plan Disaster Drill" in Daily Local News (May 1, 1964) pg. 1 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Chester County and the Memorial Hospitals will be among 96 hospitals in a 8 county area to participate in a simulated disaster drill.


1964/05/02
"Wyeth To Build New Plant In East Whiteland" in Daily Local News (May 2, 1964) pg. 1 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Wyeth Labs announced plans to build a $500,000 plant on the site of its Great Valley facility.


1964/05/04
"Anyone Here Know Why Roads At Some Spots Remain Unpaved?" in Daily Local News (May 4, 1964) pg. 4 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Editorial asking why a section of Rt. 352 in Frazer was left alone and not repaved with the rest of the road.


1964/05/05
"East Whiteland Board Will Discuss Rt. 202 Relocation" in Daily Local News (May 5, 1964) pg. 1 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Board meeting tonight will cover Rt. 202 and its effect on the township, and how it affects the township s master plan.


1964/05/06
"East Whiteland Board To Study Plans for Route 202 in Township" in Daily Local News (May 6, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

East Whiteland supervisors will gather data concerning the proposed Rt. 202 route through the township.


1964/05/06
"Borough Officer Dies In Viet Plane Crash" in Daily Local News (May 6, 1964) pg. 1 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Lt. Col. George F. Chamberlin of Copeland School Rd., West Chester was one of 10 soldiers killed in a plane crash in South Vietnam.


1964/05/08
"When The Tragedy of War Comes Home" in Daily Local News (May 8, 1964) pg. 4 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Editorial about the death of Lt. Col. George Chamberlin and some of the effects it has locally.


1964/05/11
"Citizens Unit Joins Battle Against Slums" in Daily Local News (May 11, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Citizens for Better Housing is formed to help prevent substandard housing (or slums) from becoming an eyesore in West Chester.


1964/05/11
"Public Housing Start In Fall Seen Possible" in Daily Local News (May 11, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

First public housing units will be constructed in late fall in Coatesville and West Chester.


1964/05/11
"Highway Department Is Urged To Review Rt. 202 Rerouting" in Daily Local News (May 11, 1964) pg. 4 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Editorial about how the construction of Rt. 202 could affect local residents in the area.


1964/05/12
"70 County Students to Receive Degrees from W. Chester State" in Daily Local News (May 12, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

At its annual spring commencement WCSC will graduate 520 undergraduate students, 70 of whom live in Chester County. For the first time WCSC will graduate 20 students in the liberal arts program which was initiated in September of '62.


1964/05/13
"Five Appeals Heard on Student Rooming Houses" in Daily Local News (May 13, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The West Goshen Township Board of Adjustments heard 5 appeals from township residents on the operation of rooming houses for WCSC students. The residents have been ordered to stop dormitory operation on the basis of the A-1 residential zones. These orders were appealed on the advice of the Board of Supervisors.


1964/05/14
"West Chester Refuses Petition for Zone Change" in Daily Local News (May 14, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The West Chester Borough Council voted to refuse a petition from Mr. and Mrs. Randolph to rezone a lot on W. Market St. from A residential to B residential. The petition was made on the grounds that the tract is not selling under the current A zone but offers have been made if the tract is rezoned as B residential.


1964/05/20
"Lawmakers Will Attend Parley at State College" in Daily Local News (May 20, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Members of state legislature from Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties will attend a parley at WCSC focused on the building expansion at WCSC. The topic presented by Dr. Sykes will be supplemented with films showing those college buildings which need to be replaced to meet the school's needs.


1964/05/21
"Added Funds Provided for Dorms" in Daily Local News (May 21, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Long-delayed state action on two proposed 7-story dorms was graciously received by the WCSC Board of Trustees last night. The state has decided to allocate an additional $423,491 to its original $3,751,673 for the pair of dormitories. With the added funds the construction of the dorms will soon begin. While the governor urged for the approval of the added allocations he added that overall planning in the past could have saved the state "millions in dollars" in present construction.


1964/05/21
"No Lack of Planning At The College, Governor" in Daily Local News (May 21, 1964) pg. 4 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

This is an editorial about how the delay in development and expansion at WCSC is not the College s fault, but instead is the fault of the legislators in Harrisburg.


1964/05/22
"State College Crisis Outlined To Lawmakers, Remedies Are Proposed" in Daily Local News (May 22, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Legislators came to WCSC to learn of problems and offer solutions to these problems at the College.


1964/05/23
"College Set to Welcome Alumni Today" in Daily Local News (May 23, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The campus of WCSC will be overrun with alumni today as the annual Almuni Day takes place. More than 1500 graduates of the college are expected to attend and partake in the numerous activities, and reunions.


1964/06/12
"202 To Close Down June 22" in Daily Local News (June 12, 1964) pg. 1 + 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Rt. 202 will be closed for about 4 months to allow for reconstruction between the Bypass and Paoli.


1964/06/16
"WCSC to "Rotate" Student-Teachers at Garde Schools" in Daily Local News (June 16, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Under a new "rotation plan" for the assignments of WCSC physical education student teachers, one county school district will be denied such aid each year. The reason for this is that in some school districts the student teachers are being used in place of graduate teachers meaning that no full-time physical education teachers were being hired.


1964/06/17
"College Water Bill Remains In Committee" in Daily Local News (June 17, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority has not yet acted on a bill which would allocate $535,000 to the State Department of Public Instruction to ensure an adequate water supply for WCSC. The bill is expected to be re-introduced at the next session of the assembly.


1964/06/18
"Denney Employees to Vote Tomorrow in NLRB Election" in Daily Local News (June 18, 1964), 5. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Approximately 200 employees of the Denney-Reyburn Company in West Chester will vote in a secret ballot tomorrow in a NLRB election.

An international representative of the United Textile Workers of America, Clair Landy said he and a committee have been conductind a union campaign among the tag company employees. He also noted that the union represents 1200 west Chester workers.


1964/06/24
"Fred S. Wood Appointed to College Board" in Daily Local News (June 24, 1964), 1, [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Former president of the WCSC Alumni Association, Fred S. Wood has been appointed the college's Board of Trustees by Governor Scranton. His appointment was for an interim period running through the next session of the State Senate.


1964/07/24
Daily Local News (July 24, 1964) [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

Pastors all over Pennsylvania, including West Chester, hold a program to discuss fair hiring practices. Businesses are told to start hiring qualified African Americans, or they will be boycotted.


1964/08/05
"State College to Award 128 Degrees" in Daily Local News (August 5, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC will confer 90 bachelor of science degrees, bachelor or arts, 3 bachelor of arts, and 35 Masters of Education degrees at commencement exercises tomorrow morning in Philips Memorial Auditorium.


1964/08/15
"Governor Sends Out Safety Decals" in Daily Local News (August 15, 1964) pg. 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Gov. Scranton sent out "safe drivers" decals to 15,000 PA residents for being good drivers in PA.


1964/08/17
"14 State College Ask More Funds, Building Programs" in Daily Local News (August 17, 1964), 5. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Pennsylvania's 14 state college asked for more funds and more freedom. The presidents sought enrollment quotas for each institution, more state funds, a crash building program, greater local expenditures, separate state appropriations, based on student population as opposed to a lump sum presently given to office of administration and parcelled out.


1964/08/20
"Chrysler Lists Many Models" in Daily Local News (August 20, 1964) pg. 2 [Notes by Brian Hilton, 2011, from WCU microfilm]

Chrysler announced its plans to blanket the car market with the largest selection ever offered to the public.


1964/09/03
"Big Satellite To Be Launched" in Daily Local News (September 3, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The U.S. plans to have a 1,073-pound satellite orbit the earth to study space and its hazards to manned voyages to the moon and planets.


1964/09/05
"Huge Satellite Having Trouble" in Daily Local News (September 5, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The satellite that America launched last Friday has run into problems that will threaten the mission. It has failed to orient itself with the Earth properly, as well as failed to deploy antennas.


1964/09/08
"Vietnam Chief Fears Coup; Cambodia Jet Causes U.S. `Scramble " in Daily Local News (September 08, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

Two politically dangerous colonels are transferred out of Saigon in fear of a possible coup d etat.


1964/09/08
"Traffic Toll is Over 500 But Short of Record" in Daily Local News (September 8, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The Labor Day holiday traffic death toll is at more than 500, in comparison to 72 drownings, 17 plane crashed, and 56 miscellaneous. The record is from "Black Christmas" which was 706.


1964/09/10
"Trustees at West Chester State Approve Updated Campus Plan" in Daily Local News (September 10, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The trustees unanimously adopted the revised campus plan which will allow the campus to prepare itself for future enrollment. The plan calls for the acquisition of approximately 40 plots which will join the north and south campuses, the acquisition of plots to provide parking for about 2,500 cars, and the widening and repaving of S. New St. from Rosedale Ave. to a point where it joins the proposed West Chester By-pass. Also included are extensions of water and sewer lines to South Campus and a location change for the Learning and Resource Center.


1964/09/11
"Discover the Joy of Electrical Living in a Medallion Apartment" in Daily Local News (September 11, 1964), 8. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

An advertisement that explains the Downingtown Park Apartments include modern wiring and lighting and the latest labor-saving electrical appliances.


1964/09/14
"Mosteller is Why Chevy s the Buy" in Daily Local News (September 14, 1964), 12. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

An advertisement by Mosteller Chevrolet includes detaila of hardtops, Oldsmobiles, station wagons, and trucks.


1964/09/22
"Tredyffrin Asks for 35 Mi Limit on Cassett Road" in Daily Local News (September 22, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

From Conestoga to Hickory Ln, a new speed limit has been petitioned by the property owners on Cassett Rd. in Tredyffrin Township.


1964/09/23
"Tomorrow! The Beautiful Shapes for 65" in Daily Local News (September 23, 1964), 10. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The Mosteller Chevrolet Company advertised the Impala, Malibu, Nova, and Corsair automobiles.


1964/09/24
"State College Receives $60,660 from Agency" in Daily Local News (September 24, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

WCSC received a grant of $60,660 allocated for student loan funds under the National Defense Education Act.


1964/09/25
"Willistown Sets Oct 7 Meeting on Traffic Plan" in Daily Local News (September 25, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

There will be a meeting on the planning of major streets and traffic circulation in Willistown Township at 8PM at the Township Building. It is strongly urged by the state the there needs to be immediate action of the relocation of 202.


1964/09/26
"Tredyffrin Approves Apartment Appeal" in Daily Local News (September 26, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The supevisors approved the construction of 3 apartment buildings which will be 5 stories high in Tredyffrin Township.


1964/10/01
"New Boiler Plant Facilities Turned Over to College" in Daily Local News (October 1, 1964), 3. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Facilities installed during phase 2 of a project to expand boiler plant operations at WCSC have been turned over to the college by the General State Authority following a final inspection by college and authority officials.


1964/10/03
"WCSC Dormitory Hit by Power Failure" in Daily Local News (October 3, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998, Additional notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

An electricity failure in a 4,000 volt cable leading to a women's dormitory at WCSC's occurred Wednesday night. Emergency lighting and auxiliary power was provided by the Philadelphia Electric Co. It kept lights on in the halls until the repairs were made yesterday (2 days later).


1964/10/06
"Tredyffrin Speed Cut Okayed" in Daily Local News (October 6, 1964), 2. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The speed cut for Cassatt Rd. in Tredyffrin Township has been approved.


1964/10/09
"Parade to open State College's Golden Rampage" in Daily Local News (October 9, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A parade through streets of West Chester beginning at 6pm will mark the opening of the traditional Golden Rampage weekend at WCSC. The homecoming will be marked with a West Chester State- Bloomsburg Football game at 8pm. The Republican Party street car used to boost Governor Scranton's candidacy at GOP convention will also bear Goldwater's name.


1964/10/17
"State College Gets 1500 Fund Gift" in Daily Local News (October 17, 1964), 11. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Dr. Kenneth R. Widdall, Dean of Administration at WCSC accepted a check for 1500 from the A.R.A. Slater Scholarship Fund. The 6 $250 scholarships are awarded to students employees of the A.R.A. Slater Corp. which supplies the student food services at the college.


1964/10/17
"State College Gets 44 New Professors" in Daily Local News (October 17, 1964), 16. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

44 new professors have been appointed to the WCSC faculty for the 1964-65 school year. Dr. Sykes stated that while 12 of the professors are replacing retired or deceased professors. 32 of the professors represent an increase in instructional personnel authorized by the Department of Public Instruction to keep pace with growing enrollments . Also, for the first time the college employed Graduate Assistants.


1964/10/20
"Paoli Board Seeks Two Traffic Lights" in Daily Local News (October 20, 1964) 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The intersection of Rt. 363 and Walker Rd. near Paoli is in need of 2 traffic lights due to the opening of a new high school.


1964/10/22
"Teachers' Pay Scale Concerns College Board" in Daily Local News (October 22, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Last night the WCSC Board of Trustees had an extensive discussion on the adequate salary schedule and the campus building progam. The college salary schedule is fixed by law presenting problems in hiring qualified educators. "In many cases, the salary scale at West Chester State is lower than some public school districts in the suburban area," remarked Charles E. Swope a trustee. As far as the expansion program is concerned the new dining hall is almost ready for occupancy and the new women's dormitories have been increased to house 900 students.


1964/10/24
"Alumni Council Seeks Broadened Pa. Support for 14 State Colleges" in Daily Local News (October 24, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

Alumni of PA state colleges demanded broadened state support of the institutions. They called for additional financial support to offer more to the colleges. This year, colleges have been forced to turn away thousands because of inadequate funding.


1964/10/27
"Bids for New College Library Are Due Dec. 9" in Daily Local News (October 27, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

The General State Authority will receive bids for construction of a new college library. They have allocated $1,223,000 for the project.


1964/11/05
"No Investment Portfolio is Complete Without Thunderbird 65!" in Daily Local News (November 5, 1964), 9. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The Ford Motor Company advertised the new Thunderbird with sequential turn signals and front disc brakes.


1964/11/06
"Meet the Sellingest Fords Yet!" in Daily Local News (November 6, 1964), 11. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

The Ford Motor Company advertised the Galaxie, Falcon, and Fairlane models.


1964/11/12
"College Plans Open House for Parents" in Daily Local News (November 12, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

Sunday afternoon an open house for parents of WCSC students will be held. The halls and individual rooms in private homes will be open from 2-5pm.


1964/11/14
"WCSC to Inaugurate Campus Radio Station" in Daily Local News (November 14, 1964), 1-2. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A student-operated campus radio station is the newest attraction at WCSC. The station broadcasting at 640am will only extend itself within the limits of the dormitories. Because of its low frequency and closed-circuit an FCC license was not required. The station will broadcast from 6pm-12am and will feature school closings, college social and academic affairs, music, drama, and college sports events. The station organized by two students will broadcast from the club area of the new student dining hall.


1964/11/14
"Red Cross Aide Describes Services for Armed Forces" in Daily Local News (November 14, 1964), 2. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

If a family conflict arises, the military asks the Red Cross to help the soldier s family. The Red Cross gives grants to wives left at bases, and provides loans for families who need it in emergency.


1964/11/18
"74,000 Are Idled in Ford Walkout" in Daily Local New (November 18, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

Ford workers were still off the job and production was halted at the nation s 2nd largest automobile maker. Today was the 128th day.


1964/11/25
"Holiday Traffic Death Tolld Moves Past 200 Mark" in Daily Local News (November 25, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

Most traffic deaths are the result of car accidents from Thanksgiving weekend.


1964/11/26
Daily Local News November 26, 1964 [notes by Chris Clancy 2011]

Churches in West Chester all get together for a combined Thanksgiving service. Each Church pastor led part of the service.


1964/12/02
"Sculpture Taken from New Dining Hall at College" in Daily Local News (December 2, 1964), 1. [Notes by Alease Gardler, 1998]

A wooden sculpture of the Madonna sculpted by assistant art professor, Frances W. Ring, has been confiscated from the new dining hall. The piece was an original and cannot be replaced. Police and college security are investigating the crime.


1964/12/03
"College Board Seeks Action on Pay Scale" in Daily Local News (December 3, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

Trustees of WCSC express concern over low salaries of professional employees. This article also talks about renovations to residence halls, as well a piece of artwork that was given to the College as a gift.


1964/12/07
"Common Sense Drives Courtesy Can Cut Down the Traffic Toll" in Daily Local News (December 7, 1964), 4. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

Residents of Chester County should be concerned with how to drive in holiday traffic and bad weather. After seeing accidents on highways, most drivers cut speed by 10mph.


1964/12/15
"Residents get Rt. 202 Plans at Tredyffrin" in Daily Local News (December 15, 1964), 1. [Notes by Lauren Glassey, 2011]

Residents will be affected by construction of relocated Rt. 202 from King of Prussia to Wilson Rd. in Tredyffrin Township.


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