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Published on Thursday of each week during the
college year in the interest of The Pennsylvania
W. B. HOKE, 'O5, Chief,
ALEX. HART, Jr., 'O5,
F. M. TORRENCE,
T. F. FOLTZ, ’O6,
F. K. BREWSTER, 'O7
W. G. HECKATHORNE, ’O6.
C. R. OBERFELL, 'O6.
$1.50 per year or $1.25 if paid within 30 days after
date of subscription.
Thursday Nov. 10, 1904,
In two days our foot-ball team
goes to Williamsport to do battle
with our old rivals, the Dickinsoni
ans. How many of you are going
to be there? Last year six hundred
loyal students accompanied the boys
to the Lumber City and,although we
lost, it was not the fault of the root
ers. There is no reason why every
man, with one or two exceptions,
should not be on hand. Send the
team to Williamsport without any
rooters and we run big chances of
losing. Backed by the body of
loyal and enthusiastic students, the
team has its chances for victory in
creased one hundred per cent.
Do you know that it is every
man’s duty to help win that game?
You say you cannot play football.
That being the case it is your place
to assist the team by your cheering.
Although you do not fill as responsi
ble position as any of the players,
never-the-less you fill an important
For the last six weeks Dickinson’s
weekly publication has been boom
ing up this game and it is not neces
sary to say that they will be well rep
resented. Everyone knows Dick
inson’s great reputation for syste
matic rooting and we certainly do
not want to be outdone in this re
Fellows, it was very lonely in State
College during the Dickinson game
last year. The few who remained
behind will tell you this. We will
wager that this few will not be
among the missing again.
Our defeat of last Saturday is not
going to discourage us in the least.
It will serve only to rouse up de
termination and spur us on to victory.
Why is it that nine out of every
ten refusals to subscribe for our pa
per are given by Freshmen? Just
now the business manager comes in
to the office with sixteen refused
copies. Fifteen are by Freshmen
and one by a Sophomore. If these
men think they are showing the right
kind of spirit, they are sadly mis
taken as we have not yet received
any refusals from upper classmen.
The great event for which the po
litical parties and the. newspapers
have been preparing the people for
months, has come and gone, and
another presidential election is over.
The students responded loyally to
the spirit of citizenship and as early
as last Friday the trains were crowd
ed with supporters of both Roose
velt and Parker anxious to perform,
many for the first time, this impor
tant duty of every countryman.
A student has suggested that a
college directory be placed in the
Main building somewhere in the vi
cinity of the bulletin board. This is
a very good suggestion. A direc
tory showing the location of the dif
ferent class rooms, as well as the
numbers of the students’ rooms,
would be invaluable, especially at
the beginning of the college year
with so many new students.
Our boys went down to Annapolis
last Saturday and got a dose of
This will rnaxe the tenth time that
State and Dickinson have met on
the gridiron. In 1892 the first con
test took place at Harrisburg, and
Captain Read’s heroes put the Dick
insonians to route 16 to 0. After
this defeat it took the Carlisle colle
gians three years to get together for
another trial; and in 1896, Captain
J. A. Dunsmore led State to another
fine victory, Bto 0. Since ’96 the
annual game with Dickinson has al
ways been a big event for State men.
Of the nine games played so far,
State has won six and Dickinson
three, although State’s victories
throughout have been of a more de
cisive character than those of Dick
inson. In past years it was the
practice to alternate playing at State
College and Carlisle, but Williams
port is now the scene of this big an
nual gridiron battle.
This is the record up to date:
3892, Harrisburg, State (Read) id, Dickinson 0
1896, State College," Dunsmore 8, “ 0
1897, Sunbury “ Curtin 0, 44 6
1898, Williamsport 44 Murray 34, “ 0
1899, State College, *' Randolph 15, 44 0
1900, Carlisle, 44 Scholl 0. 44 18
1901, State College, 44 Hewitt 12, 44 0
1902, Carlisle, 44 Cummings 23, 44 0
1903, Williamsport, Whitworth 0, 44 6
As, shown by the above record
the aggregate score of “the White
and Blue” is more than three times
greater than that of “the Red and
White.” Dickinson has managed
to win a game every three years, af
ter which State’s men have invaria
bly made them suffer for it in the
next two battles.
This certainly looks like a good
omen for State this season, and
Captain Forkum and his men are de
termined that Dickinson shall not
make it two successive victories.
In the Collegian Room
Heckathorne: —Say, fellows, have
you written up the row in the Bake
Chorus: — No, what was doing?
Heckathorne: —A loaf of bread
got fresh and kicked a hole in a