Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, December 14, 1911, Image 1

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Captain Very's Team Has Brought
Great Credit to Penn State by
Victories Over Cornell, Penn and
Pitt—Coaches Have Excellent
Material for Next Year—Harlow,
Goedecke and Hermann Will be
The Pennsylvania State College has
just completed the greatest football
record in the history of the Blue
and White. With eight games won,
one game tied and none lost, includ
ing victories over Penn, Cornell and
Pitt, Captain Very's team takes a
place with the leading teams of the
country, Princeton and the Navy.
According to the opinion of football
experts, Princeton is given the credit
for having the most powerful de
fense and the strongest attack,
while Nsvy is given the second
choice. However from statistics of
the season, Penn State scored 199
points to Princeton's 179 and Navy's
116, while 15 points were scored
upon both Princeton and Penn
State, and 11 upon the Navy. As
to victories, the Blue and White is
credited with 3 and Princeton with
8, but we tied one game in compari
son to tiA o games tied by Prince
ton. The Navy won 6 games and
tied 3.
The victorious 1911 season start
ed by the defeat of Geneva college
51-0. Then came a victory over
Gettysburg by a score of 31-0. A
week later our great football ma
chine journeyed to_ Ithaca. The le
-suit of itsvisit was a splen
victory over Coinell which fact was
made possible, when Harlow block
ed a kick, and Engle ran fifteen
yards for the only touchdown of
the game.
Following the 13-0 victory over
Villanova, the greatest victory of
the year came. In 1904 Penn was
held to a 6-0 score, and in 1906
Captain McClesry's eleven dupli
cated the result of 1904. Vorhis'
team was the first to tie Penn, when
in 1909 the score was 3-3. But the
first Penn State team to win on Frank
lin Field was led by Captain Very. Is
this game, largely through the won
derfully spectacular playing of
Miller—the same making two touch
downs in the first period—Penn
was outplayed, outgeneraled and
outspeeded by our superbly coached
product of the new school of foot
St. Bonaventure proved them
selves outclassed in as much as the
varsity and the second team ran up
a score of 46-0. The Colgate game
followed and was the best game
played on Beaver Field this fall.
The representatives from Hamilton,
New York, were a fast, cleancut
team of athletes. Colgate has the
distinction of being the first team to
make a touchdown against the var
sity on New Beaver, the score being
.17-9. The Navy game was played
on an exceedingly muddy field and
the result, after sixty minutes of
strife, was a scoreless tie.
For the eleventh time in fourteen
games we closed the season with a
victory over the University of Pitts
burg. The thousand or more under
graduates and alumni who saw the
struggle between these two teams,
are the only ones who know how in
tense was the playing and to what
an extent our valiant heroes exerted
themselves in order to hold Pitt
scoreless after Mauthe had kicked
a splendid field goal from the 35
yard line. The Spaulding Cup is
now at Penn State and for all time.
In the Pitt-State game, Harlow,
Hermann and Goedecke played their
final football game under the Blue
and White. Never have three hard
er working, more valuable players
left us in one year; all praise is
due them. Harlow, during the last
two seasons has made a reputation
for himself as a wonderful tackle.
This year he was mentioned by sev
eral eastern critics as an All-Amer
ican linesman. Coming out for the
1911 team with valuable experience
gained with such stars as Vorhis,
Hirshman and McCleary, "Dutch"
Hermann has made possible the fact
of having two speedy, heady and
consistent quarterbacks. Goedecke,
who was injured at the opening of
the season, recovered in time to use
every ounce of his two hundred and
five pounds to advantage in the last
few games. Lesh, captain of var
sity wrestling. also played his last
game for Penn State. Lesh was a
good substitute guard.
According to the requirements cf
the game this year, Captain Very
and Wilson were both fast men, fol
lowed the ball well , and above all
were able to handle the ball when
the opportunity came. Page who
started out at an end, played in
splendid style in both the Cornell
and part of the Penn games, but was
unfortunately put out of the game
by a broken collar-bone in the lattei
The tackle positions on the Penn-
State team were filled by Hal'ow
and Engle. Both men started not
only in bring able to hold their op
ponents, but they could also break
through, block kicks and smash
plays in the beginning. Hallow es
pecially showed wonderful ability
in blocking kicks during the Pitts
burgh game.
Bebout and Hansen were varsity
guards. Bebout has strength and
height; Hansen, being the lighter of
the pair, is a fast man who frequent
ly got through opposing lin.s in
time to hurry kicks. Both men were
valuable on the defense and at times
could be seen getting down tinder
plays with the ends and tackles.
Clarke had a good year at mite:.
He played against many centers
who were far heavier than he, yet in
no game was he outclassed.
The principal position on the Blue
and White team was held by Miller.
As a quarter-back "Shorty" is a
clean handler, and perfect passer of
the ball. He is fast, and has the
ability of a sure tackler as shown in
the Pittsburgh game when Wagner
nearly got away for a touchdown.
Above all Miller has sensationally
carried the ball for touchdowns in
the big games.
Mauthe was a wonder in the
backfield this season. Besides being
a strong man on the defense and a
fullback who could hit the line hard,
Lester, in the games in which he
played during the season, made fif
teen goals from touchdowns and
kicked five field goals, the last one
being the only score made in the
victory over Pitt. King, Barrett and
Barry were a trio of brilliant half
backs. Strong on the defense and
brilliant in advancing the ball, these
three men did much toward the
splendid record achieved. Tobin
and Berryman were also good sec- I
and string men who were called up
on several times for varsity service.,
One factor that went to help
largely in giving Penn State such a
remarkable representation on the
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gridiron was the coaching that the
team had. Besides Head Coach
E. McCleary, Advisory Coach "Bill"
Hollenback and Coaches "Henny"
Weaver 'l2 and "Bob" Reed of
Princeton, there returned to help
whip the team into shape, "Mother"
Dunn 'O7, "Eddie" Wooc ex-'O2 and
Earl Hewitt 'Ol.
Owing to the fact tha: only three
men are lost by graduation this year
and considering that sc many good
men were in college lk lo did not
have a chance to play Li but one or
two games, the outlook for 1912 is
exceedingly bright. T. e Collegian
pays the highest respefts possible
to the clean-cut sons o the Penn
State 1911 football wan'.
Phi Tau Local FraternLy Installed
Into Delta Upsi-on.
On last Friday the members of
Phi Tau, a local fraternity establish
ed at Penn State in 1906, were
initiated into the natior al fraternity
Delta Upsilon by the , ollowing in
stallation officers :
Goldwin Goldsmith, Columbia,
'96, president of the executive coun
cil of the fiatemity; Oland M.
Swan, Technology, '99, treasurer of
the council, John Patterson, Colum
bia, '92, chairman of +he Board of
Directors; Clifford G. F owe, Michi
gan, '99, member of he council,
Sheldon J. Howe, Brow 1, 'O7, secre
tary of the fraternity; Al',a Agee.
Marietta 'BO, George G Porcl, Am
herst, 'Bl.
Besides the installai on officers,
the followiper rep,
Delta Upsilon chapter , " were pi es
H. R. Smith, Syracuse, W. E
Cox and J. S. Reid, Swarthmore; ;
W. E. Brown. Tufts; J B. Leslie,
Rutgers; C. J. Kippel, Colby, W.
H. Akers, Western Reserve, Har
rison Townsend, Penrutylvania; C.
Dunn, Technology; R. M. Seabuiy,
Y. P. Brundin, and S. A. Cuyken
daws, New York University; D. L.
etta, Lafayette; V. M. Boyle, Mari-
Glover, M. V. Eddy, Amherst.
The alumni members of Phi Tau
who were present are; J. C. Got
wals 'O6, F. G. Gartahan, G. W.
Groff, G. E. Miller, B. D. Kunkle
'O7. B. S. Gramley, Johnson,
C. D. Preston 'OB, I. 0. Noll, J. L.
Elliott, P. B. Bennetch, L. D. Mat
ter 'O9; K. B. Lohmann, W. M.
Heim, J. H. Harrison, G. F. Speer,
R. B. Fehr 'lO, W. M. Riddle, R.
N. Bailey, L. R. Voris, R. C. Wal
ton, M. B. Breese 'll.
The installation took place in the
foyer of the Auditorium at two in
the afternoon, and was followed by
a reception at the chapter house.
A banquet was held at McAllis
ter Hall at eight o'clock in the
evening. Toasts were responded to
by John Patterson, President
Sparks, Goldwin Goldsmith, W. S.
Kriebel and Harrison Townsend,
the toastmaster being John C. Got
A student Communion will be
held in the Lutheran Church on
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 17th, at
2:30 o'clock. This service is not
for Lutheran students exclusively,
but also for others whose cle.,omi
nations may not be represented in
the town. All are welcome who
have the privilege of communion in
their home church.
L. M. Fisher 'lO, who has been
employed by the United States in
the Coast and Geodetic Survey, has
been ordered to transfer from
Juneau, Alaska, to Manilla, P. I.
Manager C. C. Knight Announces
His Schedule. February 16 the
Date of First Meet.
Managei C. C. Knight's wrestling
schedule, although not yet com
pleted, contains four big meets.
Feb. 16 Cornell at Ithaca.
Feb. 24 Yale at Penn State.
March 2 Lehigh at Penn State•
March 9 Pennsylvania at Penn
Contests with the Navy and
Columbia will also be secured, but,
because of conflicting dates, no de
finite time It.s been set for either of
these two matches. In addition to
the above mentioned engagements,
guarantees have also been offered
Brown, Lafayette, PrincetOn, Harv
aid, Ohio State, and the Central Y.
M. C. A. of Philadelphia.
Owing to the fact that the wrest
ling season is just at hand and that'
the organization in the Minor Sports
Constitution concerning wrestling
has not been fully developed, it
may be that the wrestling depart
ment will be run independently of
the Minor Sports Management. In
case the finanical end of the
Present ytar is run in
dependently as for the last two
veais, the geneial price for admis
sion will be thirty-five cents and
gland stand seats fifteen cents extra,
"Ihe raise in door receipts that must
be used toward defraying the extra
cost of bringing so many big teams
here, will also make it financially
to scncl teath, at at
bast a part of them to the Olym
pic Trials.
Coach Lewis expresses himself
confident of having the material in
school from which to develop a
championship team. "Billy" Neidig,
'll, may return for a few weeks
t 3 help coach the light weight can
The places of Diehl, Neidig,
Glanville and Morrison must be
tilled by new men. Captain Lesh's
call has gone out to Very, Schollen
berger, Engle and McVean of last
year's team. Other candidates who
are out are: —l9l2—Roger, Park,
Hoskins, Fisher; Allison; 1915,
Fulkman, Jarrett, Karcher, Warner,
Elliott, Kurtz, Lynn; 1914, Grumb
ling, Bebout, Vogel, Jones, Sharp,
Doherty, Allen, Sayre, Callendar,
Rishell; 1915, Gleason, Lamb, Hos
kins, Kriebel, Smith, McNamee,
Sorg, Stephens, and Burns.
Interclass Basketball.
Last Saturday evening, the
Sophomores beat the Freshmen at
basketball, to a tune of 3047. Al
though the game wz s vigorously
contested by both sides, yet the
Sophomores pi oved that they hail
profited by previous experience and
practice. Their team work was
better than that of tl e Freshmen,
although thcir shooting was weak.
On the whole, the game nay be
said to have progressed more
through the efforts of individuals
than through combined forces.
It was evident that both classes
had very good material out. It is
ccrt,,in that in the next game when
hoth classes will he more proficient,
by virtue of experience and prac
tice, that a very close and interest
ing contest wtll ensue.
New Fraternity Formed
Sigma Tau, a local fraternity of
the Pennsylvania State college,
organized November 17, 1911, is
located at 306 Allen street and has
a membership of twenty-one.
Sterling Athlete Has made a Re
markable Name For Himself at
Penn State. Has Played in
Every Varsity Game for Three
Penn State has just finished a
truly wonderful fontball season.
Considering the efficient staff of
coaches and still the fact that a
goodly number of old men returned
besides the stars of the season,
there is however one factor that did
more for the splendid results
achieved than any other,—that of
having a Captain who could be in
every game and inspire through
courage and action the fellow mem
bers of his team.
Very entered Penn State with the
class of 1391. The two previous
i l years had been spent at Mercers
burg Academy—where he played
halfback for two of the best teams
that were ever turned out of that
school. Very came out for ?the
1909 team of the Blue and White
as practically an unknown quanity in
spite of the fact that he had played
good ball before entering college
ranks. Under the splendid advice
offered by the director of athletics
and the coaches, the speedy lad
quickly mastered the position of
end and, when the season of 1909
opened, Very had won the place
of varsity end. From that time
until the close of the present season
Very did not miss playing in one
varsity game. Moreover, during
the present season in which all the
responsibilities that fall on the
shoulders of a captain together with
the physical requirements necessary
to cope with other brilliant ends
naturally tend to break down the
fighting power of an individual.
Very played the whole of every
contest with the exception of
the last half of the St. Bona
venture game where the second
team was sent in. Time was never
taken out in a game for him.
The first big game in which Very
distinguished himself was the
Indian contest in 1909. In the
Penn game of the same season his
indomitable courage and dash caus
ed the fact to be published in two
Philadelphia papers that Very had
given the most brilliant exhibitio i
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