State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1904-1911, November 17, 1904, Image 4
STATE COLLEGIAN Published on Thursday of each week during the college year in the interest of The Pennsylvania State College. EDITORS. W. B. HOKE, ’O5, Chief, ALEX. HART, Jr., ’O5, F. M. TORRENCE, T. F. FOLTZ, B. J. DUMM, F. K. BREWSTER, ’O7 .BUSINESS MANAGER. W. G. HECKATHORNE, 'O6. ASSISTANT MANAGER. C. R. OBERFELL, 'O6. SUBSCRIPTION. $1.50 per year or $1.25 if paid within 30 days after date of subscription. Thursday Nov. 17, 1904, EDITORAL Pennsylvania Day, The “State Collegian on behalf of the student body, extends a most cordial wel come to the many distinguished guests of the College on this auspicious occasion. Never in the history of the institution has it been our good fortune to enter tain so many widely known people and every effort will be made to improve our opportunity and make the occasion a grand and glorious success. It was a great game! For the seventh time “State” has triumphed over her old rival Dickinson and the team which was in the depths over the de feat at Annapolis is once more on the flood-tide of prosperity. Satur day’s contest will be memorable in the annals of State College, not so much for the Victory itself, decisive as it was, but because of the magni ficent “spirit” •. and determination displayed by the members of “State’s” team. The defeat at An napolis was very disheartening, for we expected to win that. Then came the illness of Captain Forkum and finally when the team had re solved to go into the Dickinson game to do or die and had actually started the contest, came the last straw in the injury and removal of Moscrip from the game. Was this not enough to completely discourage any ordin ary team ? But did they throw up the sponge? No, not a bit of it. Each fresh reverse only made them work the harder, and the knowledge of what depended on him, seemed to nerve each player to greater ef fort. With such determination and such spirit to inspire them, the team could not help but win. Dickinson played a plucky game, but could not withstand for an instant that con stantly advancing mass of muscle, bone, and “spirit.” It was magnifi cent J All honor to the State foot ball team of 1904! There are two games yet to be played. They should not prove dif ficult and we hope they won’t, but whatever happens, the season of 1904 is a grand and glorious success. In our hour of rejoicing let us not forget the defeated ones. Dickinson played well, but it.was not her day. It was not mere football knowledge, individual playing, or any. of the attributes that usually win games, that triumphed on Saturday. It was that “do of die spirit” which won for “State,” and until Dickinson can instil a greater determination to win, than that which inspired the “State” team, she cannot expect to triumph. Now that the smoke of battle has cleared away from the scene of the ‘‘cider scrap” on Tuesday evening, Nov. Ist, we can observe the inci dents of that eventful night with clear vision and come to some defi nite conclusion as to the result of the contest. After careful investigation the fol lowing facts come to light. The Freshmen brought their barrel of ci der onto campus disguised in a clothes basket, right after their class meeting in the Armory had ended. They also had some cider in small cans. During the scrap several Juniors claimed to have received ci der, but there is no evidence to sup port the contention that this cider came from the barrel while it was on the campus. On the other hand there is abundant proof that the bar rel was not opened until the Sopho mores had completely surrounded it and had knocked the head in. The contention that some cider was given out cannot be upheld'for a moment. If this were accepted, no time would elapse before Freshmen classes would be bringing on cider done up in bottles ! It would be manifestly impossible to prevent the class-bring ing on its cider, under such circum stances. The code of rules drawn up by the joint committee from the two upper classes has not yet been adopted, so the contest cannot be decided under those regulations. This much remains clear however. Cider must be brought on by the Freshmen class in a barrel and the cider given the Juniors must be taken from that barrel in order to win the contest. This is strictly in accor dance with custom. Therefore since it has been proved that the barrel of cider brought on the campus by the Freshmen was not opened until seized by the Sophomores, it is clearly evident that the cider given to the Juniors, under the custom of the college re lating to cider scraps, regardless of rules drawn up by the committee, not yet adopted, cannot be account ed legitimate. Since the Sopho mores seized and held the barrrel, spilled the cider from the same and thus prevented any being given to Juniors, the contest was a clean vic tory for the class of 1907. Notice. Owing to the Thanksgiving va cation and the consequent absence of the editors and business managers of this paper from the College, the Collegian will not appear next week. The next issue will be pub lished bn Thursday, Dec. 2nd.