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Published on Thursday of each week during
the college year in the interest of The Pennsyl
vania State College.
W. B. Hoke, ’O5, Chief,
Alex. Hart, Jr., ’O5,
T. M. Torrence, ’O5,
T. F. Foltz, ’O6,
F. K. Brewster, ’O7
W. G. Heckathorne, ’O6
81.60 per year or 81.25 if paid within 30 days
after date of subscription
Entered at the Post Office, State College, Pa,
as second class matter.
Thursday, Oct. 13, 1904
The rules for the wearing of the
various athletic “S’s” are so time
worn and useless that they might
as well be out of existence. Indeed
they are nearly so when a Senior
has to request their publication.
A fruitless search for the constitu
tion of the Athletic Association
forced us to take the rules from the
College handbook which is said to
give an exact copy of them.
Considering the rule for the foot
ball “S’’ alone you will find that it
is a very poor one. This rule
makes the game with U. of P. what
is known as one of the S games.
Now the game with Penn comes at
a time in the year that makes it
possible for some players to win his
S because he makes a good show
ing at first, and is probably unde
serving after a time. According to
this rule, the games with Dickin
son and Annapolis count no more
than one with such a team as Alle
gheny brought here this year.
Again what gives the Thanksgiv
ing game its prominence? Form
erly this was played with a profes
sional team and that counted more
than a game with a rival college.
A fixed rule specifying certain
games is not sufficient.
What is needed is a standing
committee on the awarding of S’s.
This committee should be compos
ed of men closely connected with
athletics and should have the pow
er to specify the games in each
yearly schedule which will count
in the winning of the letter. Then
instead of tl e promiscuous down
ing of these emblems of the ’Var
sity it would be well if a certain
official be designated to award the
S in a short ceremony of appropri
THE ENGLISH OF IT
Those who are interested in the
contrast of New World progress
with Old World conservatism might
do well to read a letter written to
the editor of the Engineering Rec
ord by E. Kilburn Scott, A. M.,
Inst. C. E., Inst. E. E., of Lon
don. The letter is headed. “A
Britisher’s Impression of the Sky
scraper,’’ and was published in the
Record for October Ist. It shows
with what reluctance the Europe
ans give up the aesthetic for the
As the Presidential election
draws near, the student voters are
looking forward to a little visit at
home. Each voter will be excused
from duties for whatever time is
necessarily required to go home to
vote. Division officers should be
JUNIOR MINERS ORGANIZE.
At a meeting held Friday, Oct.
7, the Junior Miners organized a
foot-ball team. Gibson was elected
captain and Braddock manager.
Practice for the section games will
be started soon.
A Bible and Mission Study In
stitute will be held at Bucknell on
Saturday and Sunday next under
the charge of W. J. Miller, the
State Student Secretary of the Y.
M. C. A.
YALE 24 STATE O.
Newspaper reports of the game
with Yale were very gratifying to
State men but they were not half
good enough for the way the team
worried the Blues. And should we
not feel elated when the eleven pre-.
vented frem scoring in the first
twelve minutes and forty seconds of
play one of the strongest and best
coached teams in the world ? Again
when this team outweighed ours
by a quarter hundred weight per
man is there not room for con
The spirit of the team at the
Yale game must have been such as
we never witness. And this is won
derful when one considers that the
White and Blue players saw lined
up on the side of the field at least
sixty substitutes who looked, as
one man said, ‘ ‘each as big as Shev
lin.’’ The task of confronting the
Yale 'Varsity was hard enough
without such an array to dampen
the ardor. Despite all these dis
couraging surroundings the team
showed so much fight that Hogan,
Glass and a number of others asked
Coaches Golden and Fennell how
they managed to infuse such spirit
into the men.
In the first half Yale won the
toss and Forkum kicked off. After
a few minutes of play in which
Yale gained some ground they lost
the ball on downs. State advanc
ed the ball steadily for 10 yards and
was then penalized 20 yards for
holding. Not being able to make
a first down Forkum was forced to
kick. After this the ball moved
slowly into State’s territory. Yale
lost the ball several times on downs,
but her weight - began to tell. In
the thirteenth minute of play the
first score was made. Moscrip was
disabled and taken out of the game
soon after this touchdown. Wray
took his place with great ability.
Yeckley was also injured but he