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club, the Blue Angel. These activities concert and off-stage, the two brought them to the attention of RCA Jsteian brothers known as Los Indios A&R producer,^ HermanjDiaz, Jr., who doJjaras are assured, personable men, brought them into RCA Records* studios Jilate in. several languages, f whose to cut an album of Latin American ing and cast of features suggest standards and Brazilian folk melodies. It , American origins. For more than was released in 1957 under the title \ n years, they have been acclaimed "Sweet and Savage," but failed to make Siree continents for their virtuoso 1 a hit. The lead tune in the album, "Maria Hing ; on two guitars. They have Elena," was destined to make their forired in leading theatres and concert tune. I ii|in Latin America, Europe*and the botfd States, and on top radio and TV Within a few months, they returned I *ws, and their RCA albums have been to Brazil to be with^their families^ and (millers. there they remained for six years. In 1963, "Maria Elena" which had been, so|§ thirty years ago they were illiterate, to speak, lying dormant - like a time ^ o t boys, living in primeval|ignor1 toin the equatorial ^rain forest of bomb - exploded and rocketed them to stardom. ^eastern Brazil, among their own ^le, the Tabajaras Indians, a tribe not It happened totally unexpectedly and Amoved from the Stone Age. completely by chance. In the summer of* erc! 1963, Mike Camito, fproducer of the owJLos Indios Tabajaras made the nt' Klavan-Finch morning comedy show in Stion from the Stone Age to their New York, came upon their album while Nnt eminence is a most remarkable looking for some short bridge music, and discovered "Maria Elena." The tune was fbegan more than thirty! years ago played frequently on the? program and ^-the boys were living in their native inquiries started pouring in. RCA of^Ceara. They were two of the Recordsijre-issued the ttrack as a single ie K children of a Tabajaras chief, c record and it became I a best seller. This f iga. Walking one day along a path in . " led to the re-relase of the album (under orest, Musaperi, the third son, and the same title) and that, too, shot to the l«hdy, the next oldest boy, came top of the best seller charts. P» a guitar that had, presumably, been

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Colloquy Weekend 1970. Involvement$ 70, will be a time to awaken and grow. It will be held on February 13, 14, 15 - forty-feighri straight hours from 5 P.M. on Friday to 5 P.M.von Sunday. Within those 48 hours, there will arrive on campus an expected 3,000 out-oftown college students, plus, as speakers: a homosexual expert from Washington, D.C. who will speak on the panel on the Philosophy of Love. Puerto Rican college students from New York City who will speak on their culture and life on the panelf on Minority Groups, a Doctor frorh|Washington, D.C., who is an expert! in the field of transplants ethics, will speak on the panel of the Morality of Modern Medicine. This is only three from a daily growing list of 40 doctors, people from communes, lawyers, politicians, poets, priests - many different people with different ways of life and different philosophies of life, but all willing to meet and? communicate with all of us here at Mercyhurst campus. ||Along with the continuous panels, the ABC (African Black Collegiates) will put on two plays for the weekend. There will also be a multi-media fby Andrei Heuer called "Central Medium and Neutral Grind" and a multi-media by the Speech Department at Penn State University called "The World*of Me," Continuous art films will also be shown. There will be evening coffee hours and poetry hours and a meditation hour — this is just a quick run-down. ^Involvement? "7t), February 13, 14, IS, will be an intellectual adventure into the worlds many of us do not ^understand — its purpose is to provide a time „ to meet... ^lo learn .... to grow *. / TO BE. It's yours.

jaras"; "Casually Classic" and "Twin Guitars - In A Mood For Love." Since that time,(theys; have appeared in most countries of the world, including the Far East. The television medium is not new to these two talented young men. In 1968 and 1969 alone, they have made eight appearances on the Johnny Carson 4 *Tonight" Show, as well as two appearances on the Ed Sullivan show and one on the John Gary Show. Their hectic schedule of personal appearances took vthem, in the fall of 1969, to practically every state in the U. S. where they began their third consecutive college campus tour of the U. S. and Canada. And now the Mercyhurst Cultural ^Program, will bring them on campus here at*8 P.M., January 31st in the Little Theater. Admission is free. "TaIre—advantage- of -th»*-excellent* opportunity for a delightful and entertaining evening..

Vftoned by£ a white man. Totally t^ant of what it was, the boys took it edftiand hid it for some weeks. (They tip afraid to touch it because of tragic oi&quences that had' followed disiwfiy by| their fellow. Tabajaras of tollman's fire arms.) ,. i%entualljrthey workeiTjip the courthejo*touch*it and were immediately '(mated by the sounds they produced. iikying themselves to the ^instrument o la very good one, as they later dise bred) with a!v tenacity and perseverp thatiwas to mark their subsequent t 11 r, they learned to accompany them2 5 in singing their native songs. i jjihat technique they had was poor, t was flashy. They are philosophical jt it now, but at the time they$vere to learn that audiences listened to P only toalaugh^at the grotesque ratis they made. ;| 'Jut, they persevered, learning more '|nore (always by themselves) how to r r# i*H[instrument.fJFor seven years worked to such good effect that in they were hired to make their first u Victor album (for Latin American y ?e only.) * 1947, they|went to^Mexico and conceits, and there they began as study of the fundamentals of » teaching themselves from books from close study of all the western ^ they could^hearl They| separated forked independently, Natalico, the » concentrating on ^melody, and nor, the younger, (they had taken *n names by this time) orrticeom^nent. Natalico made many transions from classic works written for PWno, the violin, and even full stra a n d if > they developed their own, 5 » style of playing. few years later, friends urged them 6*>me to the United States where the e 8 t reward • » ^ their playing could expected. For three years they j*red on such shows as Jimmy I s and Jack Paar's; they played fourI weeks on the, Arthur Godfrey f» and had a three month engageat the smart New York City supper

RCA Records then started searching for Nataiico and An tenor and found them living on a farm sixty miles out of Rio. They recorded a new album, "Always In My Heart," and their new and permanently successful career was launched. Other LP's issued* since then /include: "The Mellow'.Guitar Moods of $Los Indios Tabajaras"; "The Many Splendored Guitars of Los Indios Taba-


No. 3

Mercyhurst College

January 29.1970

Congratulations to all elected Freshmen officers. President: Bob Parks, Vice-President: Celeste Legas, Secretary: Gary Bukowski, Treasurer: Clare Pomerleau. Representatives: Resident - Rita Hadfalut, Day - Michael Mashe. The freshmen class of Mercyhurst made history in their recent elections of class officers. On Thursday, January 22, Bob Parks, theifirst male president was elected. *. Bob is a history major from Erie and a graduate of Cathedral Prep. Winning the election with|emphasis on communication, activity and unity for his class we are assured as Bob mu*t be that the Class of 73 will have a more significanirole than ever. Congratulations freshmen, for growing with co-education. We hope your year will be a continued success. f The Merciad Staff wishes to extend > | to the officers and entire freshmen class any services the Merciad may offer to foster your aspirations.

DEADLINE FOR NEXT pSUEtjFEBBRUARY 4th. Please $ieave ^all contributions in Merciad Office- adjacent to Student S? Activities Center SPEAK YOUR MIND IN TY

BLACK HISTORY WEEK Feb. 8-14 bulletin boards films * coffee Xir. rap sessionse. • • •* •. Theme: 2 Black literature resented by: f Association of Black ICollegiates

The jAssociation of Black Collegiates Presents: DICK GREGORY author, comedianf lectureri civil right activist., •. Sat** Peb.7f 1970 j 7:00 pm f p Gannon College Auditorium

Dear Editor: In the October 27 issue of the Merciad, a "concerned" faculty member and a I student expressed their views on the Neil Simon play, Barefoot in the Park. The student ended with the comment that "One of our faculty members deems it necessary to speak out." After reading these letters, I, too, feel the necessity to speak out. Iw-prefer, however, to address myself to each writer separately; for I feel that in spite of the common central theme, the letters differ*markedly - especially in regard to intent. To Val I simply ask pause for reflection on these questions on her questions,* Who has the authority to define "academic theatre" iso narrowly that* an entire genre can be excluded (and if you exclude "Barefoot" from this genre, on what basis do you do so, and where do you stop? Are you really certain that the primary motivation for the choice of this Pplay was to "Pack the theater"? Was the ^attendance for this play greater than those for the plays of Sarte and Pinter? E(l and about 80 or 90 others attended pthe opening performance.) How can we [assume that the obviously more signififcoant plays of men like Ionesco, Pinter, and Brecht will not continue on the basis on one Simon choice? Do you know that Pin the personal library of the current director, the obviously well read books of Mo Here, Chekhov, and Dylan Thomas ^§keep close company- with titles like Modern American Theater, Modern American Drama, Modern British Drama, and Modern! Irish Drama? Is it- not ^possible that our new director is actually ^ one of these "Pinter" people. Therefore, can we not assume, until proven otherwise, that this director will (as did Kathy McManus) also "Challenge our mind?" At any rate, even though I am not in essential agreement with Val, I do not doubt her motives; I defend her right to print them;, and Lapplaud her courage for stating, them without recourse to the cowardly cloak of anonymity. It is with considerable regret that I cannot say the same for my colleague. In spite of his wish to remain anonymous, the author's eloquence, sensitivity and attitude are inimitable. It is precisely because of these qualities that both the necessity for this letter and the considerable regret exists. Stated simply, I find myself impelled toacondemn the condescending, capricious and negativistic attitudes off a man I both admire for genuine sensitivity and Iiespect for superb abilities. But condemn I must, for neither the facade of "theatrical criticism" nor' the subtleties of clever satire can mask the contempt for*all of us inherent in a statement such as: | "We not only look forward to .more Neil Simon and less 'culture' but to more plays which so accurately;reflect the best aspirations of Mercyhurst." I find these aspersions generally untrue and personally and professionally insulting to everyi genuinely concerned student* and faculty member at this college. Are constructive and positive approaches to institutional improvements obsolete? Must all criticism be negative?* It is my opinion that essentially nega-?; tive criticism, although popular, pro-f^ duces a polarization of viewpoints thatlj serve only to sever the lines of communication so necessary to ferreting outltheij truth. Bob Sturm It |is incomprehensible that a dress code 'in the classroom exists.aAfter all, what benefit is* Anything goes as long as legs are in view? And besides, it only causes hard feeling among some of the girls. "Gee, the guys can get away with anything! It's not fair!" * Well,|dojjyou know why they can. Because, nojone is going to break the news. Comeion boys — you're Mercyhurst men, and must dress properly. But the real problem seems to be that girls aren't, old enough to dress themselves. At|least that is,|they need^to be told how to dress. That's sad. But here's a message for all of you. If you are old enough to dress yourself, do, so. If not, stop complaining. Be glad the. boys have the freedom of choice. And after all, it's a'rule that has no direct bearing on our education. At least to our knowledge, legs carry no signifi cant academic merit. I Dear Mr. Sturm, For the benefit of those readers who are still in doubt about the authorship of the letter you ^peak of, we have asked Mr. Dolan to respond to the question of his anonymity and criticism of Mercyhurst. This is his reply: * Dear Editor: I didn't expect another opportunity, before the next musical, to attack the Yahoos, and I appreciate your giving me the chance for rebuttal. First, on|the score of anonymity, what I wrote was a satire,froughly inviting comparison with Defoe's "Shortest Way With the Dissenters" or Swift's "Argument Against the Abolition of Christianity." (q.v.) As such, I couldn't have signed it or'the device of the persona would have been rendered absurd, since I in fact do not deplore Shakespeare, Chekov or Genet, though I&realize this may be a minority view. Furthermore, I wonder if it really was that anonymous, since I made no attempt to keep|the secret. I was that pleased with it,}and anyway, humanists familiar with the tradition got the point and the author without trouble. Secondly, I stand by the gloomy prophecy of the last sentence. A college audience that laughs at Roshomon, for instance, has a long way to go — maybe to a rerun of A Man and a Woman (coming up!) or a Sandra Dee festival. Sincerely, Thomas P. Dolan

Considerations on calendar change
Mr. William P. Garvey « Chairman, (Department of Social Science
To be or not to be - the modified semester - appears as a burning (;ucsTi<J Mercyhurst these long winter days. And, as so often happens, there has been J heat than light shed on the merits of the term (3-1-3-3) vs. the modified semel (4-1-4). An information gap exists, a gap which should be closed if the college i make a rational, thoughtful choice. Some considerations which ought to be f side red include: I (1) There is little research evidence to indicate that one time block of leai is superior to any other. The term system, the quarter plan, the modified semel approach all seem relatively useful for arranging learning experiences. To puj another way, there is nothing magical about 10 week courses - or 15 week] either - the learning process is essentially an internal development not an exte one. (2) Calendar arrangements ought to be chosen which best meet the partii needs of a particular college, which facilitate and promote optimum learning sj tions by effectively utilizing the available resources of the Institution,^
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in other words, since neither the term system nor the modified semester are ck superior to one another, which calendar approach best suits Mercyhurst College? The modified semester would run from September to Christmas, fi February to June with|an optional January intersession. Certainlyfthis 15 w semester approach has advantages for the college; -it would place Mercyhurst, Gannon and Villa Maria on a common calei thereby facilitating inter-institutional cooperation, I -it would make available longer blocs of time which seem particuJ advantageous to the languages and sciences, ^ i -it would permit intersession to become an optional ^experience since overload can be more easily absorbed in a semester system. Students who do hot for intersession could conceivably have the month of January free for their interests. |* ( but j There are also some serious drawbacks; \ -it would double the number of teacher preparations from two to four increase the student's courses from three to five. At the same time it would lessen variety of available course offerings since students would have only two opporturu per year. —it would re-introduce the very serious problem of a viable student teacl experience. Mercyhurst is a liberal arts school and as such has always been loathe] grant more than six credits for pre-professional teaching. A semester system wi 1 require tftat^a studapt. tf.aqfrp.r hqfr™ ??*"*'^- *"***** hron» (5 courses) or that student teacher be brought back to the campus for shortened courses (6-7 wcel length), a practice which few liked in the Mercyhurst past. Since over half the stud] body does student teach this is a very real problem indeed. —students would.no longer have free Wednesdays. Classes would .probi meet three times a week on Monday—Wednesday-Friday, and other classes wi meet on Tuesday and Thursday for V/i hours, or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday for] hour. Course scheduling would thus be more difficult since five courses would to be arranged at varying hours. There is more, or course, to be said on either side, but the haunting suspfl remains that a calendar-change is premature and should be delayed until anol Blueprint Committee (Blueprint 11) is convened to study the direction of a Mj e hurst educationrfor the 70's. When Blueprint 11 has finished their deliberation^ then a calendar should be adopted which bestffits the curricular mold. And I certainly possible that the calendar of the 70's could be neither the term, norf modified semester - but something better than both! .1

To the Administration: ':. lit has been brought to our attention that the tables and chairs in the cafej may not be used for informal seminar courses. Also prohibited for such use are facilities of the faculty dining room, McAuley Main Lounge, the small conferJ 1 rrt rooms directly ••adjacent Ho McAuley^Main, the small room in McAuley basefl known as the Linen Supply room, and the ratherlarge room which used to func as the Snack Bar, this last also being located in McAuley basement. f [ We feel that in order to acheive the objectives of the seminar techno adequate consideration must be given to the geography of positioning. Being seJ around a table or ima circle is the optimum for interaction, It has been shf consistently and frequently that this more relaxed and informal atmosphere isj ducive to greater intellectual stimulus and verbal expression. | Therefore, we propose that access to these areas should be granted at prerogative of the professor for usejby his class. Immediate use of the previd stated rooms .and loungers possible since no expenses for furnishings woutf incurred. Further, we suggest that, itithe dormlrooms of first floor Egan Hall] turned over to offices in the future, five or six of the larger rooms be designate^ seminar rooms. As additional support for our proposal, we cite the Joint Statement of 4 and Freedoms of Students as approved by Mercyhurst Collegei "The responsibility secure and to respect general conditions conductive to the freedom to learn is M r academic Z»a T »u ?* «»«munity.»; and, "The faculties and services j college should be open to all of its qualified enrolled students...» ?


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given. Students would have until the last week of class to decide whether to sign up for the pass-fail op tion. Another recommendation would be the establishment of a syllabus for each course that would state the dates of all assignments and tests due throughout the semester. t Budgetary concerns were also part of the Commission's work. They asked that each department examine its offerings to find the way in which its material could be presented in the most efficient way, such as large lectures where appropriate. Departments were asked that in their TAT search for new faculty they be concerned with finding generalists as well as •K_*K-I* specialists and the hope was advanced that the College would consider hiring m those persons with other than strictly academic credentials for certain courses. The Commission expressed a desire for more student involvement in the academic area of campus life, including the formation of separate curriculum committees in each department, which would • involve students. A variety of other things were also suggested, among them the possibility of an ^optional Christian service semester.

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Death of a Revolution
by Al Messina

Is it possible the United States has lost sight of the ideals that fostered its I 00 birth? Benjamin Rush once wrote that "most of the distresses of our country have arisen from a belief that the American Revolution is over." Rush made this statement &{ 1786, yet ^it seems to be more appropriate for the 1960's, when unquestionably • H the centrifugal forces in this country reached alarming proportions. The crisis is far from over, as our lack of 'fervor will! attest. Consequently, a democracy, once displaying a virility and a sustance unprecedented in modern [times, is perhaps u beginning to show indications of stagnating. u




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A collage of events and issues to dose out the 60's and ring in the 70*s something we've all been a part o f . . . | The first Moratorium in October, and* then in November and again December . . . Abbey Road and Yoko . . . Did Paul really die? . . . or what is thj sound when you play "Number Nine" backwards... the genius of four youJ or just the over-worked imagination of *us Americans.' men
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7) Ask your mother|to. send your old ratty slippers and a few Readers Digests in a plain brown wrapper, special delivery to Egan Information Room andf they'll page you all over the school!! 8) Buy yourself a Mercyhurst Pin and have all your friends sing . Congratulations to you at dinner. 9)Write to* Fanny* Farmer and Russell*Stover*f6r free samples •fjo r y o u r H o r n e f ' E c demonstration. dO)Eat, drink,Land be merry |for r tomorrow is February 15. mjyee-e-e-e-e! Groovy huh? Till next time remember the immortal words of Daphne Delight; Try me first, or try me last, just try me! 4 .*j$ . .? " *TTFN i

The last meeting of the SGA at the beginning of the year, (are you sure??), is that RUS?? . f. or just what is that now? Faculty Senate or College Senate? . | Do the Faculty know what we want or don't they want to . . . And are thei REALLY outside.agitators in Mercyhurst, recruited from REALLY^big colleges.1 or are we really on that great Mandala, the wheel of change . . . the 60's asked fl questions and very possibly the answers lie in the 7 0 ' s . . . ^And there was Exposure '69 . . . a re-awakening or an awakening? , J impetus for change and movement.. * Can the 'Hurst take all those "strange people] walking around with beards and funny clothes??? . . . Involvement *70 contains tj answer... "* .* And then, My L a i . . . a symbol of a sinister evil in the nature of man that seems to refuse;to recognize £or control... or was it (as many say) just a militaij action of wartime and therefore beyond moral judgement... could gyou kill J innocent baby? .... orgaren't all babies innocent? . . . what about an old man withi cane? . . . Are these purely individual questions?!.. ] Remember the Movement.. A the resurrection of Mercyhurst... Is it righj concern ^ourselves with these details of college life . . . pass-fail, theo-philo, R-U-l College Senate . . . Can these preoccupations of ours cause a My Lai, or a Watts rio| or a Chicago fiasco, or a family fight??? . . . | % What is right and.what is wrong . . . do those words still exist? . . . Is there right violence... is % there a kind that I can condone and still*sleep soundly! night??? . 4- What lies ahead now .. „ What can one think*when many are sayii » that the 60's was a horribly decadent decade, while others are saying that it holds tl keys and hopes for man's s u c c e s s . . . .
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?2) Call the nearby| florist - 1 your favorite flowery—|like two dozen white roses — and send the bill to your favorite person. 3) Call WJET news - tell them that you have a news flashj— "all Roses contain a deadly vapor and that you are jjthe Chief Deadly Vapor Destroyer in Erie and to please have all the roses inf the city sent to you. 4) Sit at Egan Reception Desk and . accept all the candygrams under any name they're sent to. 5) Letfthe air out of all the Florist Trucks parked on Briggs Avenue. 6) Buy yourself !a pair of Foster Grants to wear in the Cafeteria so thatlwhen the sun light hits the** diamonds you won't go blind. *5'

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Annual Faculty^ Awards By The Merciad
( begun this year )
Best Dressed Nun: Sr. Carolyn! Best Satirist: Mr. Dolanfp? Best State of Mind: Dr. Pullano Best Listener: Mr. McAndrew Most Charitable: Sr*;Raymond Happiest^ Dr. Kovacs g Most Gracious: Mrs. Nye Best Orator:| Mr. Garvey Best Wit: Mr. Hoff f Best Expert: Sr. Charles

. . . Space . . . nuclear warheads... .Egypt... Jewish homelands..1 refugees... babies... mothers... France? . . . China??? . . . bombs and mol bombs . . . j pollution . . . If I go to Australia will I get away from it all??? . . . Whej do the blacks go to get away from it all? .', . I S "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind . . . " Which is it? j


I |am|a childfof the 60's and I can't go back there again i . . Should I adi X i t ? ? . . . Should I want to?? f£. \\


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Congratulations to Janet Hall, jui Art major from L igonierJPennsylvi Jan was elected to represent Mercyhj in the^PITTSBURGH PRESS Cover Contest. Janehhas already won honors in Pittsburgh area.|In 1965 she wonj title "Miss^Ligonier."^Look|for J J cover photo on February 15th. I



Dear George, We loved your| recitalh

Mercyhurst f ? forever
Do you all remember, way-backwhen, in our first issue... (I just knew you would).. 4 the poll to see if Mercyhurst should change its name? Sorrjp about the fact that we're a little late in publishing the results.. , | b u t . . . only 24 people felt y so inclined to answer. We waited around long enough for a|majority#vote, so here are the results: Yes, Mercyhurst should change its ? name: €. No. Mercyhurst should not change its name; 18. -.$. And so, the nays have it!!! Mercyhurst stays as it is, at least .18 people want it that way. As for the Yes's... three thought Glenwood College should be; our new name. And onejvrote: 4* I think we should change our name!to Gannon^* Anyway, that's the way it stands-, the poll, that is. But I can't help but wonder what the other 665 people think^


Yes: - If you
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Have a Bachelor's Degree; preferably a Masters Degree. Have at least 30 semester hours credit in one of the following: a. physics, b. chemistryJ?c. biology, d. mathematics, e. industrial arts, f. French, g*'geography, h. home economics or i. business education.

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Desire to teach at the secondary school level. J.

Are in good health; single, or married (without children). Both spouses must teach. WRITE: TEACHERS FOR WEST AFRICA PROGRAM ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE |gjgj| EUZABETHTOWN, P A M 7 0 2 2 Mill

Congratulations to Marlene Pasqj icchio whoftwas installed as 1970 (^ captain of the Pershing Rifles, Com] 0-5, Gannon College.lShe officially] came Sweetheart at the ceremonial Dance held on January 10th at the cord|Hotelj? North lEast, Pa. Marli the pin-mate of Joe^Racanelli, a ju] pre-med major at Gannon and a nraT of the Pershing Rifles. Presently att] irig Mercyhurst .^College, Marlene freshman pre-pharmacy major.*

Burhenn's Pharmacy Corner 38trr$t. and Pine Ave. Phone 456-7762 I | Erie, Pa.

JOHN COLVIN Distributor for Sterling Products 866-7322

T Martiicci's Tavern f£ 2641 Myrtle Street Delicious Spaghetti and R^ Served from 4 to 10 pjn

Barbato's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria 1707 State St. Erie, Pa. Phone 521-2158 Quality Dry Cleaning Shirt Laundry Service
Paris Cleaners 402ffiPine Ave. 4 i 866-7641

tJolofitfal Bakery*Shop Pasteries tpecorated Cakes 3717 Pine Ave. 456-0811

Darling Flower Shop
£ I 1602 Sassafras | 109 West 7th St.| |454-8792^

Lucille's Beauty Salon Styling — Coloring -^Cutting Wig and hair goods 3704 Pine Ave.
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