Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, October 26, 1911, Image 3

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    The : Pennsylvania : State : College
Established and maintained by the joint action of the United States Government and the Commonwealth of
41 FIVE GREAT SCHOOLS—Agriculture, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Mining, and Natural Science, offering
thirty-five courses of four years each—Also courses in Home Economics, Industrial Art and Physical Edu
cation—TUlTlON FREE to both sexes; incidental charges moderate.
First semester begins middle of September; second semester the first of February; Summer Session for
Teachers about the third Monday in June of each year. For catalogue, bulletins, announcements, etc., address
THE REGISTRAR, State College, Pennsylvania
Former President of Press Club Ex
plains Situation.
Editor Penn State Collegian,
Dear Editor: The letter written
by Prof. Kinsloe and printed in your
columns recalls to me the corres
pondence on the same matter that
took place in your columns last
year. It appears that every year
there are many alumni throughout
the country that think the newspa
per editors are sitting at their desks
waiting for news from State College.
As an ex-executive of the Penn State
Press Club please let me set your
minds at rest and tell you the con
ditions are far from this. The first
reply that we receive from the edi
tors is "Why, you are out of our
territory." With the exception of
the large city papers, none of the
papers have a circulation that ever
reaches State College and they
think that their readers living far
from there will not be interested in
State news. This, taken from a
newspaper standpoint, is only natur
al, for surpose you lived in Phila
delphia for instance, or Schenecta
dy as one of the contributors does,
would you care to read news of a
town of not more than three thou
sand inhabitants in the central part
of the state. No, certain'y not, un
less you had friends living there.
That is the point ! If you can
prove to your editor that there are
many others besides yourself that
ate readers of his paper and have
friends and a bond of fellowship in
Penn State, that soon will make the
editor "sit up and take notice" and
try to get news.
Let me give you an example:—
Three years ago a member of the
Press Club tried to get the editor of
one of the Harrisburg papers to
print news from State College. The
editor's first reply was, "'No, you
are out of our territory. We have
very few subscribers that live near
there and besides, we have enough
colleges near us to attend to now
besides printing news of a college
over a hundred miles away !"
However, when he was shown that
the Harrisburg Club of Penn State
had over fifty members whose
homes were in Harrisburg and vi
cinity and that their friends liked
to read news from the college, he
finally consented to print news con
cerning any of the Harrisburg boys
That year the correspondent sup
plied him with that kind of news
and whenever possible he sent a list
of the names of the club members
in order to all the more impress
their number upon the editor's
mind. The following year the local
news that was sent was printed and
last year he printed some general
news as well, besides giving the cor
respondent a glad hand every time
he entered the office. I think if
this method was carried out more
extensively, Penn State would be
better known throughout the coun
Our team brought us a rousing
good victory at Ithaca. There is
every reason why she will even do
better in the future games. Let us
get busy and get the news.
Our team played Villanova
last Saturday. Read your p• pers
carefully and if there is nothing in
them about the game, sit down im
mediately and write the editors and
ask them why. If there are enough
readers do this for each paper, you
will soon see the news you wish.
Asic the editors also why they do
not print general news of the col
lege. 'jell them you want to see it in
their papers. If they nave no cor
respondent from there, the secretary
of the Penn State Press Club will be
glad to supply him. Most of the
members of the Club are furnisbing
news to the papers, without any cost
to the papers but should they wish
a special correspondent the club
can recommend him one of these.
Do not forget! Do not wait to
write until you forget it ! Do it
now ! This will mean that your let
ter will be one of the many that will
arrive at the editor's desk about the
same time and he will then surely
"take notice." Especially if you
are a subscriber of a city paper let
them know that you want a daily
report of the progress'of the team in
its practice and scrimmage. Make
your letters as strong as possible and
you will find you are getting better
results than had you written to the
Collegian. The Penn State Press
Club can only supply the news,
they cannot cannot force the papers
to print it. It is you, one of the
supporters of the papers, that c; n
compel this. Let us get busy
Let us raise the Penn State College
and its athletic teams to the plr,ce
where they belong.
Very truly yours,
A. B. Zerby, 'll.
The Cider Scrap Rules.
The second class scrap for this
year will be held on Saturday,
Nuvember 4, on the crill ground
west of the gynmasium. The re
gularly scheduled date for the scrap
has been postponed on account
of the football game at Philadel
phia. Both the sophomores and
the freshmen will have had more
than ample time to rest after the
push ball scrap and every man who
is physically able, should go intto
scrap—scrap hard and clean—every
second of the twenty minutes. The
following rules will be enforced and
it would be well for each partici
pant to read and to observe each
one closely. Owing to the nature
Of the scrap the last rule is
especially important.
1. The cider scrap shall be held
in the afternoon of the last Satur
day of October at a place to be de
cided upon by the judges.
2. The freshmen shall furnish a
barrel of cider of not less than
forty gallons. The same shall be
chained or fastened securely in a
vertical position on a plat map form
if necessary so that the top of the
barrel will not be less than 4 1-2
feet, and not more than 5 feet
above the ground.
3. The scrap shall be twenty
minutes in length. It shall be start
ed at a given signal fi om one of the
3. Each class shall, at the sta t
be arranged about one-half the cir
cumference of the forty foot (radius)
circle of which the barrel is the cen
5. The scrap shall close by a
given signal from the judges. All
men having hands on the top of the
barrel shall not move, but all others
must promptly withdraw. The
number of men having hands on the
barrel shall be counted by the
judges at the close of the scrap.
All hands moved after the signal is
given shall be ruled out. The class
having the highest total number of
men with hands on the barrel shall
be declared the winner, to have and
to hold the barrel and contents.
6. The three judges shall be the
two upper class presidents and
a third man chosen by them who
shall be a local alumnus or member
of the instructing force of the col
lege. The judges shall have power
to arrange all details not covered by
these rules, and their decision shall
be final.
7. All non-combatants except
the judges shall be kept back a
definite distance from the scrap,
the distance to be fixed by the
judges in accordance with the size
of the classes.
8. All athletes in training shall
be debarred from taking part in the
9. All combatants must , wear
tennis shoes. Those wearing other
kinds will be debarred by the
Sunday Band Concert.
In spite of the heavy downpour
of rain, a large audience assembled
in the Auditorium last Sunday
night to enjoy the first Cadet Band
concert of the College year. Every
one present thought it worth a good
drenching after they had been corn
fortably seated and the band had
entered upon its program.
Every number on the program,
which consisted of a 2 valiety of
selections—such that would be sure
to please everybody —was rendered
splendidly. Each man of the
organization played his part well
and in such a manner that the corn
bined efforts of all produced truly
excellent music.
A special feature of the concert
was the appearance of the entire
band in new dress cords which im
prove the uniforms greatly.
Altogether the Band presented an
even better grade of music than
that which was anticipated and the
results of their long and earnest
efforts showed plainly throughout
all the selections. It was the type
of concert which has made the
Cadet Band popular and its con
cert events looked forward to with
pleasure. Considering the fact that
our musicians give us this extreme
pleasure so cheaply, we cannot be
too extravagant in thanking Mr.
Snavely and the members of the
Resolutions of Condolence
Whereas God in his infinite wis
dom has seen fit to remove from
our midst one of our classmates,
Martin Rudolph Joerg, be it re.
solved that we, the class of 1914, of
The Pennsylvania State College, ex
tend our sincere sympathy to his
family in their bereavement,
And furthermore, be it resolved
that this resolution be entered upon
the class minutes and be published
in the Penn State Collegian,
And furthermore, be it resolved
that a copy of these resolutions be
sent to the family.
C. Edward Lyon,
Paul P. S/iter,
Clarence 1. Gibbs.
The Chapel speaker for Sunday,
October 28, will be they Hon. Fred
Ikeler, of Bloomsburg. i
Everybody down to ]Fenn for the
big game.
Harry W. Sauers
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