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In order to define clearly the
hitherto unwritten and often mis
understood customs and precedents
of State College, a committee com
posed of five men from each of the
two upper classes, met at the Track
House "on Friday evening, Oct.
14th, and drew up the following
rules: This committee was in
structed merely to put down in
writing and in good form the cus
toms of the college, so that the fol
lowing rules must not be consider
ed as final, but purely as recom
mendations for the consideration of
the two upper classes. We suggest
that the Senior and Junior classes
hold meetings as soon as possible
and act on these recommendations.
(1.) The Sophomore-Freshman
wrestling match shall be held at
eight o’clock on the evening of the
second Wednesday after the open
ing of the Fall term, weather per
mitting. If weather conditions
should interfere, it shall be held on
Thursday evening and so on until
the match is pulled'off.
(2.) The match shall be divided
into three classes, lightweight, mid
dleweight, 'and heavyweight. The
contestant winning two falls out of
three, shall be the victor in his
class, and the side winning two
classes of the three, shall be de
clared the winner of the match.
(3.) The bouts shall be decided
as follows: Ist, lightweight; 2nd,
middleweight, 3rd, heavyweight,
and shall proceed in this order until
one side shall have won a majority
of the bouts in each class.
(4.) The candidates shall be
weighed before the wrestling com
mittee of each contesting class and
the referee of the match, between
the hours of seven and eight p. m.,
of the day of the contest.
(5.) The weights of the contest
ants in the three classes shall be
limited as follows:
Eight weight, below 140 lbs.
Middleweight, below 160 lbs.
Heavyweight, 160 lbs or over
The contestants shall wrestle
The “strangle” and “hammer
lock” holds are barred.
Two shoulders shall be down for
a “pin fall.”
Flying or rolling falls not to be
The contestants shall wrestle
until either one or the other shall
have secured a fall.
All disputes arising in the con
test and not herein provided for,
are to be settled by the referee of
First. That the area on which
the cider must be placed to be le
gally “on the campus” be that ex
tending from College Ave. to the
road beyond the athletic field and
included between Allen street and
the white fence along the Experi
ment Station road.
Second. That the time for plac
ing the cider in the above district
be from 6 p. m. till 11 o’clock of
any day (except Sunday) from the
day following the wrestling match
till the last day before the Thanks
Third. That the Freshmen shall
be declared winners if they succeed
in placing a barrel of cider in the
required area within the required
time and in delivering some of this
cider to any Juniors
Fourth. That the victory belong
to the Sophomores if they foil all
attempts to place the cider on the
campus until the time limit or if
they spill or capture the first cider
that may be placed on the campus
before any is delivered to a Junior.
Fifth. That if the cider is taken
before it is within the prescribed
limits the Freshmen have suffered
merely a financial loss and may
make another trial.
Sixth. The barrel shall go to
the class winning the rush.
(Continued on page A Col. 3.)
What have you done ? What are
you doing? What are you going
to do to make November 12th a day
of victory for the Blue and White ?
State Collegians, your rivals are
busy. The Dickinsonian last week
sounded their cry, ‘ ‘Everybody for
Williamsport.” Are you going to
keep on sleeping?
You have a team that can win
the game but that does not let you
off. Your presence is required
each afternoon on the side-lines
of Beaver Field. The best team in
years is getting the poorest support
at practice that any team within the
writer’s four year’s experience has
received. It is a lamentable fact
that battalion drill is responsible for
the absence of the under-classmen.
But where are the upper classmen?
The men who were appointed to
lead the cheering have had little to
do. Not a single yell has been
handed in and only two songs. It
will be almost too late to compose
these on the morning of the game.
It is doubtful if they could be print
ed in time to be taken out to the
field. See that they are written at
least one day before the great day.
Get a committee appointed at
once to make arrangements with
the authorities and for transporta
tion. There will be several class
banquets on Friday night, Nov.
nth. These will take a large
crowd down but the bulk of the
students will go on Saturday. It
is taken for granted that all will go.
CHANGE OF DATE.
Owing to unforseen circum
stances it has been found necessary
to change the date of the Jacob A.
Riis lecture from Friday, Nov. 4th,
to Thursday, Nov. 3rd. It is hop
ed that this will be found even a
better date than the one first adver
tised. The lecture will certainly be
a treat, and everyone should avail
himself of the opportunity to hear
the man who has done so much for
the poor of Greater New York.