Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, December 07, 1911, Image 1

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Penn State Finishes Undefeated
Season By a Win From Pitts-
burgh.—Mauthe's Field Goal the
Only Score of a Remarkable
Playing on Forbes Field on
which the mud was ankle deep on
Thanksgiving day, Penn State
closed a brilliant football season,
ending with a thr, e to nothing vic
tory over the University of Pitts
burgh. The twenty thousand spec
tators who saw the game composed
the largest crowd that ever witnessed
a game in Western Pennsylvania.
The day was ideal for football .The
wind that swept across the Schenley
oval was not too cold for the spec
tators, and inspired the two teams
on to what was one of the closest
and most bitteily contested games
ever played by teams representing
the two institutions.
Captain Veiy's illustrious team
of warriors won the game and won
it because they knew and used bet
ter tactics than did Coavh Thomp
son's men. To do justice to Pitts
burgh it must be said that the line
which opposed the Blue and White
was magnificient. Wagner, especial
ly, was a dangerous man at all times.
His good tackling and speed in
breaking up plays materially aide I
in holding State to three
On our team it would be difficult
to pick out the individual stars. Very inspiied a wonderful
spirit into the eleven throughout the
9,tlie,game. I-li. work in the last
game equaled that shown in the
Penn and Cornell games—that con
sistency which has led the valiant
leader of the Blue and White to be
chosen as a running partner to White
of Princeton on several All-Ameri
can teams chosen by . eastern critics.
Wilson also played well at the other
end. The total number of yards
gained by Pitt around these two
men was eighteen. Hallow played
his last game for Penn State on last
'Thursday. Besides playing a strong
defensive game, Harlow blocked
three kicks on the punters that were
looked upon as capable of causing
so much trouble to us previous to
the game. Engle easily held his
own with his heavier opponent. The
speed by which the two aggressive
tackles got through and stopped
plays was wonderful. Bebout, limp
ing because of a sprained knee just
before the starting whistle sounded,
went into the game and with Han
sen at the other guard showed that
Penn State had a pair of forwards
that could not only stop the major
ity of plays headed at them, but
could break through and hurry plays
of the opponents. Clarke showed up
in brilliant way against Galvin.
In the backfield Penn State out
played Pitt. In punts and onside
kicks we gained fifty-five yards,
while our backs circled the ends for
a total of ninety-five yards com
pared to seventeen for the Pitts
burgh boys. As a kicker from
'Placemert Mauthe was far superior
to Lindsey. Lester tried for goals
twice and succeeded in sending a
beautiful kick between the posts
from the thirty-five yard line during
the first period. Lindsey tried for
three goals but missed all of them.
Miller displayed rare judgment in
running the team and in handling
punts. Sometimes it would seem
that this small wonder would be
put out of the game when tackled
by two and three heavy Pitt men,
but, he always got up and started
singing off signals that kept his
!team on the jump at all times. We
owe it to Miller that Penn State's
goal was not crossed by Wagner.
This play occurred in the latter part
of the game. A fcrward pass was
tried by State, but Wagner inter
cepted it and ian thirty-eight yards,
where Miller, by a speedy dash
across the field, was just able to
hurl himself at the speedy end and
throw him out of bounds on State's
thirty-eight yard line. King made
several gains around the ends and
used the straight aim to advantage
in warding ott tacklers. As has
been said Mauthe kicked a beauti
ful goal and succeded in get
ting his punts off in such
rapid order that not one was
blocked. On the other hand Pitt
had seven kicks blocked out of a
possible nine and one of the two
successful punts was placed almost
diagonally across the field. Barry
formed ou several occasions good
interference and he was a tower of
strength on the secondai y defense.
Barry was replaced by Heimann,
the forme' having been bud on a
line play in which Mauthe made a
short gain. Toward the close of the
game, Heimann was placed t t iuu
to Mauthe's place, after . 1 chin 11,:c,
by three plays caulecl tic ball
within ten yards of the goal Ins.
Berryman replaced Heimann
Although the final scol c was three
to nothing,the Blue and White almost
had two touchdowns m ailditton
The first chance came ,n the lust
eaitiir. The bill heen arl-
vanced to Pitt's foinly'ard Ime on
plays by Miller. King and Mauthe.
Here with foul yards to go in three
tries it seemed almost certain that a
touchdown was in me m. How
ever the Pitt line and seconcisiy de
fence rose in all their strength and,
althougL Miller seemed to have
crossed the line on ti.e third at
tempt, the ball v,as dcelaied lost
and Pitt booted to Miller. The
other chance came in the last quar
ter when Miller got within one foot
of the coveted distance, but again
the ball was lost on donna and Fitt
kicked. The lineup:
PENN STATE-3 Pl'll-0.
Imi 1. E. W al; net
Harlow L. T Few
I[an L G.
Got (lecke Gellert
Clarke C. G.tly 11
Reboot R. G. Simtp
Engle-Lamb R. T.
Very R. E.
Gra% es-Lind , ,e3„
Q. Dowel -Connell:,
L. H. .131 own
Bart y-Her
mann-13cri: - R. 11. Qualley-Dil
man lon Kez nohan
llcrinann Soles
Field goal—Maul he. Referee lie
anti, Williams. Umpire- MeCart hey,
Germantown Academy. Field Judge
Cooney, Princeton. TiMe—ls mum te
gum ters Dead linesman—Moffitt,
Princeton. Linesmen - Gray, Penn
State; Dillon, Pitt.
Dean W. R. Crane attended the
Winter meeting of the West Virgin
ia Coal Mining institute, held at
Fairmount, W. Va., Dec 4-7,
and read a paper on "A Method of
Testing for Black Damp."
Mr. J. 0. Clark, 'll, is Assist
ant Blower at Blast Furnaces of
Cal negie Steel company, Ohio
Works, Youngstown, Ohio.
Mi. H. J. Yeckley 'll, has taken
a position with the Tata Iron and
Steel company, and has gone to the
plant which is located in India.
Great Success Is Met By Musical
Clubs of Penn State and Pitt in
First Annual Concert
On Wednesday eveni•ig, Nov.
29th the Penn State Mu: :cal Clubs
and the Pittsburg Musical Clubs
gave a most successful concert in
Soldiers Memorial Hall, Pittsburg.
The numbers were all rmdered in
a very pleasing style, and the affair
was a success not only from the
musical aspect but also from
the social standpoint. The two
most pleasing musical :Lumbers on
the program were a solo, by Mr.
Cancelierre of the Pitt Glee Club
and a Baritone solo by Mr. Gray of
the State Glee Club. Mr. Spiegel of
State tendered two banjo solos the
equal of which has scarcely ever
been heard in any conrett in Pitts
burg, and Mr. Cratty of the Pitt
Mandolin Club cleat ly proved
that he is a finished artist on the
mandolin. Other solo numbers
which were quite as good were
thot.e of Mr. Miller o:. State and
Mr Kalt of Pitt.
Following the concert a dance
was held in the Ballroom of the
Hotel Schenley, wl , :ch was a
distinct college affair.
About twelve hunched attended
the enjoyable conceit and fully one
third of this numbei attended the
dance aftervvaicl. "Ihri dance lasted
from ten thirty until two a. m., and
any man who did not take in this
dance certainly missed one of the
most enjoyable featuies of the Pitt
Ines is the first yes? teat Pitt and
Penn State have ever united to give
a concert and the intention of
the management of both Clubs is to
make the affair an annual one.
The Thespian Play
Last spring a prize of fifty dol
lars was offered oy The Thespians
for the best play submitted for
their use for the coming season.
This prize has recently been award
ed to James Gibbs, of Harrisburg,
an old State man, of the class of
I'os. Mr. Gibbs has written a two
I act musical comedy, entitled "The
Commandant," which is regarded
by the committee as by far the best
offering produced by The Thes
pians in some years. The comedy
is laughable. The music, much of
.which is orginal, and all of which is
adapted by the author, is exceed
ingly good, and there is chance for
a good bit of teal acting in the
The characters are thirteen in
number, ten male and three female,
and there is to be a chorus of six-,
teen. Four of the parts are 'char
acter' parts, and nearly every part
calls for some ability as a singer.
The book of the play is now be
ing duplicated and by the last of
the week copies will be ready for
distribution to those who wish to
try for parts. All members of the
College except freshmen are eligi
ble. Thais for the cast will be held
Satui day, Dec. 16, at 1:30 p. m. in
the Old Chapel. Chorus trials rill
be held in January. Copies of the!
play, for those who wish to try for
the cast, may be obtained from
Tanguy, at the S. A. E. house,
Trotter, at Phi Delta Theta, Christ,
at Phi Sigma Kappa, or Prof. Fliz
zell, 230 Pugh street. ,
Mr. E. Steidle, 'll, has a position
in the concentrating Mill of the
Socorro Mines, a: Mogollon New
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Senior Banquet
One hundred Penn State seniors
gathered in the Old English Room
of the Fort Pitt Hotel, Pittsburgh,
at 11 o'clock Friday night to attcnd
what proved to be an exceedingly
enjoyable and successful banquet.
The large "S" foamed table was
decorated with mountain laurel. The
college orchestra which could be
dimly seen through the massive
ferns and palms rendered beautiful
music during the evening for the
bang ueters.
Just previous to Toastmaster Dav
is' words, "Gentlemen, be seated,"
the college and class yells were given.
The concensus of opinion of the one
hundred near-graduates was that the
menu was as nearly perfect as pos
Hatold E. Davis acted as Toast
master and kept the boys in a good
humor with his witty introductions
and a f tet emai ks. The toasts re
sponded to were• "The Brown and
White", R. C. Harlow; "Our Fu
ture", R. W. Handley; — The Wil
low", Jose Osuna; "Thanksgiving",
H. M. Schaeffer. The places of
speakers Watts and Dennis, who
were unable to attend the affair,
were admirably filled by On. Eber
lein and Kinney, whe spoke on
"Fcotball", "Baseball", and "Penn
State," respectively. Impromptus
were given by Dußarry on "Easy
Work" and by Balker on "Pitts
After the speeches the men
gathered around the piano and en
joyed a half hour of singing, ending
with "Auld Lang Syne."
The Pharsonian Trials.
On next FlidaY evening from
7.00 to 9.30 and on Saturday after
noon from 1.30 to 4.00 the pre
liminary trials for the Pharsonian
Minstrels will be conducted in the
Old Chapel by Mr. C. M. Couch,
who has in years past turned out
some of the best shows given by
the organization. The object in
having Mr. Couch here is to give
eryone an equal chance and to
discover new talent. Past members
of the organization will be com
pelled to try for their places to
gether with the new men. Theie
is always a lot of talent about col
lege which never comes out for the
I trials of the various organizations
and to those fellows the manage
ment wishes to emphasize the im
portance of their coming out to
show the coach what they can do in
the way of singing, dancing or
specialties. An accompanist is also
needed and the "ivory ticklers" will
be tiled at either of the above times
Senior Dance
On Saturday night of this week
the first Senior Cotillion of the
series will take place. It is urged
that as many Seniors as possible at
tend, so that the success of the le
maining dances of the series can be
azured. The college orchestra will
furnish the latest music including
the popular hits heard in Pittsburg
recently. Arrangements have been
made with the State College Trans
portation Co. to convey gills to and
horn Bellefonte at a very much re•
duced rate. The dance will be
held at McAllister hall at 8-15
sharp. The admission fee will be
one dollar. All those bringing girls
from Bellefonte see Ohleen at once.
Seniors all out to make cotilliona
Mr. J. E. Sullivan 'lO, Is Blower
at Blast Furnaces of Carnegie Steel
company, Youngstown Ohio.
Entry List for Annual Race Larg
Hard Run Expected—Freshen u
Have Most Entries
The annual interclass cross co n
try run will take place next .5. t
urday, Dec. 9, at two o'clock, t' e
start bring at the college entrai .c,
near the Engineering building.
The course is about five rr
and is the same as that used
year. Accurate blue print map uf
the course hal,e been posted on the
college bulletin boards. Stat twg
from the Engineering building t'nc
runners will go up the main collert!
driveway, turn to the right at tt
road in the rear of the campus, aft
a short distance on this road, tt•
again to the right, coming dir, c..
down to College avenue. Then
course extends up the avenue, pt •,.
the starting point, to the Phi Sim
Kappa House, where it turns tot , •
left, and turns again to the 1• it
along the road beyond Lytle's fa
The runnels again turn on the rt,.
entering college, come up Colk
avenue, and finish at the start , f;
point. This coutse, besides bt i g
very convenient to spectators,
very good test of a runner's abil y
covering all kinds of grout d and LL•-
A large number of men of all
classes arc training for the run, aukl
it will undoubtedly be very clo• elv
contested. The freshmen have ti.c
largest number of candidates, i 1 cif
team at present numbering al et t
thirty-five. If all the men who .1 r
in training now enter the race th
will be about fifty contestan
Theie , thould be mote than this,
the allowing of handicaps give
every man a fair chance. Men en
tering must hand their names to Mr.
Lewis today ( Chursday.)
A number of prizes for men get
ting places in the run have been do
nated by enterprising merchants of
the torn and are displayed in the
show window of the Athletic Store.
ItAlexander's Rag Time Band"
will be sung by the Dunbar Quartet
of bellringers and enteitai lers in
the Auditorium Saturday evenirg,
December sixteenth. This famous
company of entertaineens has
been engaged by the Phaisonian
Minstrels in order that that oig,,an
ization might make up a large
financial deficit incurred last year,
to enabloit t to start out the coming
season with better prospects. The
Dunbars have always been very
popular with State College audiences
and have this year an entirely new
program of both classical and
popular, vocal and instrumental
selections. They were heard for
the sixth time last week by a mem
ber of the Pharsonians who pro
nounces their present program the
best yet.
Reserved seat tickets will be
placed on sale next week at prices
low enough to permit everyone to
hear the best entertainment here
this winter.
The first basketball game of the
season will be played on the Armo
ry floor on Friday. Albright Co'-
lege is the first opponent of Captain
Shore's team.
What-Ho 1
Next Saturday after noon from
two o'clock until five, a doll ex
hibit and Candy sale will be held ut
the Womans Building for the bene
fit of the Y. W. C. A. of the college.