Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, December 21, 1911, Image 1

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Penn State Five Wins Two and Loses
Two in the East. Extra Period
Necessary in Manhattan Game
Mauthe and Blythe in Line-up
The Penn State quintette made a
credible showing on the first trip of
the 1911-12 season by defeating
New York University 19 to 18, and
West Point 30 to 16. The team was
downed by Manhattan college 22 to
19 and by St. John's University 25
to 17. All of the four games were
played under the new rules which
prohibit dribbling with two hands.
Our varsity five vanquished its
first opponents, New York Univer
sity, on December 13 by a single
point. Shore played exceptionally
well in this game making three field
goals in rapid succession during the
last few minutes of play, and these
followed by Craig's difficult goal
ten seconds before the final bell
rang, spelled victory for State.
The Manhattan game was played
last Thursday night on the Irish-
American Athletic Astociation
floor in New York City. State
played well during the first half of
the game and at the end of the first
twenty minutes of playing the score
stood 16 to 13 in favor of the Blue
and White. Manhattan took a
brace in the second half, holding
State al 1:0St to a stand still. With
but a half minute to play, a Man
hattan player caged the ball which
tied the score 18-18. An extra five
minute period was played which
resulted in two field goals being
scored for Manhattan and a foul
goal for State.
On Friday night Penn State lost
to the St. John's University team
25 to 17. State clearly outplayed
its opponents in the first half of the
game and kept in the lead until the
middle of the second half when the
"Johns" tied the score. Good
shooting by the University boys
then won the game for them.
The State team arrived at West
Point last Saturday morning where
it was given the most courteous
treatment possible. A spezial
lunch was served for the visiting
team in the Mess Hall of the Acad
emy. In the afternoon the Army
was defeated 30 to 16 in its new
wonderful gymnasium which has
three basketball courts, the middle
one being used for the State game.
The game was witnessed by many
ladies, who with their escorts, many
of whom were officiers, weie seen
on each side of the court and
around the circular track in the
The scores of the four games follow:
December 13 at New York City.
Penn State 19 New York University 18
Shore P. Crawford
Craig F. McLaughlin, J
Wilson C. McLaughlin, C
Blythe G. Moore
Mauthe G. Josephs
Field goals—Shore 5, Craig, Wilson,
Blythe, J. McLaughlin 4, Josephs,
Moore. Foul goals—Shore 3, Moore
5, Josephs. Referee, Quigg. Time—
Two 20 minute halves. Score end of
first half —New York University 7,
State 6.
December 14 at New York City.
Penn Stare 19 Manhattan 22
Shore F. (Haulehan) Ryan
Hay (Craig) P. Saurez
Hartz C. Leonard
Blithe G. Flynn
Mau the G. Laesch
Field goals—Shore 2, Hay, Hartz,
Mauthe, Suarez, Leonard 3, Laesch 3,
Haulehan 2. Foul goals—Shore 9,
Laesch 6. Referee Thorpe. Time—
Two 20 minute halves. Score end of
first half—Manhattan 16, State 13.
Harrisburg Club Dance, Masonic
Hall, Harrisburg.
Washington County Club Dance,
McDonald, Pa.
Pittsburgh Club Banquet and Smo
ker, Fort Pitt Hotel, Pitts
SATURDAY, JAN. 6, 1912
8:00 p. in. Auditorium. Ross
Crane in Y. M. C. A. Enter
tainment Course.
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh
man Chapel.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service by Dr. Joseph S. Wal
ton, of George School.
6:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Y. M
C. A. meeting.
7:30 p. m. Armory, 1913 vs
1914 in class basketblll.
December 15 at New York City.
Penn State 17 SI. Johns 25
Shore P. Schinulk
Wright (Craig) F. Keenan
Wilson C. Tracey (Mallory)
Mau the G. GI (wile%
Hartz (Blythe) G. Dunhill
Field goals—Shore, Mu Ur:. CI nig 2.
Schmulk 2, Tracey 8, Giimeev 2,
Mallory. Foul goals, Shine 9, Sehmulk
9. Referee, Thorpe. Time Two 90
minute halves. Score end of tint hall
St. John's University 9, State 4
December 17 at West Point, New
Penn State :10 A i trl lli
Shore F. Van Vliet
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Wilson C. Loyd
Blythe G. Arnold
Mauthe G. McTagg.ird
Field goals—Shore 9, Critic-, Wil.on
5, Blythe 3, Roberts, Bop! 3, Morton
2. could goals—Shore, 3; Rohe, tq,
Arnold 2, MeTaggard. Ref, rye,
Thorpe. Time—Tao 20 minute halves.
Score end of first half—State 13,
Army 9.
Meeting of Educational Association
The annual meeting of the Penn
sylvania State Educational Asso
ciation will be held in Philadelphia
during Xmas week, Dec. 26, 27, and
28, 1911. Quite a number of the
faculty are planning to attend some
of the sessions. Dean Weber will
read a paper before the general
session on "The Proper Rela, ion
between Normal School and Col
lege". Dr. Runkle will read a
paper before the high school de
partment on "What the Pennsyl
vania State College is doing for
the Training of High School Teach
Interesting C. E. Meeting
Tuesday evening Mr. H. M. Stof
flet, 1912, gave an interesting talk
on concrete construction. The
basis of the discussion of the even
ing was gained through the eight
years of experince that the speaker
had before coming to Penn State.
The talk was illustrated by plans
showing concrete construction in
progress at Schenectady, New York.
At the meeting plans for the or
ganization of a "Triangle and
Rod" club, as exists in other col
leges, were also discussed.
Freshman Class Officers Elected.
The recent election in the Fresh
man class resulted as follows:
President, H. F. Moffitt; vice-presi
dent, W. S. Parkinson; secretary,
C. W. Clemmer; treasurer, J. D.
Gold; and soccer manager, A. N.
I. ecember 27, 1911, to January 3,
1912, the Time When Farmers
From All Over the State Assemble
for Farmers' Week—lnstructive
Program Arranged.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of
next week, farmers from every part
of the state and from the surround
ing states will gather to attend the
annual Farmers' Week conducted
by the School of Agriculture and
Experiment Station. For the men
who work on the farm the year
round and who • have no means of
learning the scientific principles of
their profession, a more profitable
week could not be spent. The
program for the week includes lec
tures and practical demonstrations
on phases of agricultural questions
which confront the farmer. A
more thorough and instructive list
of lectures has been seldom seen
on one program. In addition to the
lectures given by members of the
instructional staff of this and other
agricultural colleges, men, who have
had years of experience in practical
agricultural work along different
lures, have been secured to give the
results of their valuable experi-
Dur'ng the week a number of as
sociations will meet.
The Pennsylvania Plant Breeders'
Association will hold its business
meeting in the Old Chapel, Mon
day, Jan. 1, at 5:15 p. m. The
meeting is open to all interested
pc:-. - nms. On :n.. 6J, Jan. 1, at
3:30 p. m', in the Old Chapel, there
will be a round table discussion up
on the subject of "Plant Breeding
and Crop Improvement," and it is
hoped that everyone will feel free
to join in the discussion.
The Pennsylvania Experiment
Association, an organization com
posed of former at.d present stud
ents in the Winter Courses, as well
as in other courses, in the School of
Agriculture, will hold a business
meeting for the election of officers
and for the discussion of results
obtained during the year on Mon
day, January 1. at 1:30 p. m., room
103 Agriculture building.
Lectures will be held during the
entire day and part of the evening.
Aside from these, practice in cook
ing will be given with each subject
offered by the Department of
Home Economics. Practice in ap
ple packing will be given each day
during the week from 8:30 to 11:45
a. m. and from 2:00 to 5:15 p. m.
(Agr. Bldg. 209.) Practice in
judging corn will be given from
Dec. 28 to Jan. 2, both inclusive,
from 2:00 to 3:30 p. m. (Attic Agr.
Bldg.) Practice in figuring fer
tilizer formulas will be given from
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, both inclusive,
from 10:15 to 11:45 a. m. (Agr.
Bldg. 207).
Religious services will be held in
the Auditorium Sunday, Dec. 31,
at 11:00 a. in. General James A.
Beaver will speak.
The Religious Forward Movement.
The Men and Religions Forward
Movement being organized in the
colleges and the churches through
out the country will be inaugurated
at Penn State the • last few days in
January and the first week in Feb
ruary under the leadership of Henry
Wright of Yale. Mr. Wright will
be assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Houston, other prominent laymen
and alumni of the college.
Football Letters Awarded
At the'Wednesday morning mass
meeting the football men who were
awarded the varsity "S" are as fol
lows:—Captain Very 'l3, Manager
Orr 'l2, Harlow 'l2, Hermann 'l2,
Goedecke 'l2, Mauthe 'l3, Engle
'l3, Page 'l3, Hansen 'l3, Wilson
'l3, Miller 'l4, Bebout 'l4, King 'l4,
Barry 'l4, Clark 'l4, and Berry
man 'l5.
The privilege of wearing -the var
sity football "S" is granted to any
member of the team who has play
ed two full quarters in each of the
six regularly scheduled games; or
two full quarters in either the Penn
sylvania and Pittsburgh games; or
Who has played two full quarters in
both the Pennsylvania and Pitts
burgh games. The regularly elect
ed manager acting for the season is
also awarded the "S."
Football Fatalities Lessened
At the dose o 4 the 1911 football
season, the list of casualties result
ing from that game has been more
than cut in half as compared to
deaths and injuries sustained the
previous year. Whether or not this
decrease can be attributed entirely
to the new rules is not certain, but
't is an assured fact that the fatali
ties have been reduced to a mini
mum. In football games during
1910, 22 men were killed and 994
men injured; in 1911 the number of
deaths totalled only 9 and the in
juries 177. Although a sufficient
number of serious defects have
been found in the present rules to
warrant a change, the original ob
ject for revising the rules is
gradually being attained.
Fruit Train Over P. R. R.
A fruit train will run from Pitts
burgh to Philadelphia in the first
week of February over the Pennsyl
vania Railroad. The train will be
under the supervision of the School
of Agriculture. Probably one day
will be given each of the main line
divisions in order to give as many
districts as possible all the benefits
that can be derived from this source
of instruction in the short time al
lotted. The subjects of the lec
tures will be orchard planting,
orchard fertilization, marketing of
apples, and market gardening.
Football Squad Entertained
On Monday evening at 6:30, Presi
dent and Mrs. Sparks entertained
the members of the football team
at dinner at the residence of the
President. All the members of the
varsity squad, with the manager
and assistant managers attended the
affair. After the dinner, a dance
was held at which a number of
the young ladies of the college and
the town were present. The whole
was a very enjoyabe and suitable
ending to a most successful football
Woman's Building Annex
The house on the east campus,
formerly occupied by Dr. J. P.
Welsh, will be opened after the
holidays for the Woman's Buildings
Annex and will be occupied by
students taking the Short Course
and Home Economics. Miss
Marjorie Lyon 'll, will have charge
of the building and will be an
instructor in Home Economics.
Dr. W. R. Crane, Dean of the
School of Mines, is attending the
winter meeting of the Coal Mining
Institute of America, held in Pitts
burgh. Dr. Crane will deliver a
paper on "Methods of Testing Mine
After Three Years of Excellent
Work, Mauthe is Honored With
Captaincy of 1912 Team.
At a recent election, J. Lester
Mauthe was elected captain of the
Penn State football team of 1912.
As captain of the Blue and White
team Mauthe will succeed Captain
D. W. Very, who led our team this
year to where it has never before
stood in the eyes of eastern critics.
Mauthe prepared at Du Bois high
school. Under the coaching of
"Bob" Reed, the famous Princeton
tackle, M...uthe developed into one
of the best fullbacks in the prepara
tory schools of Western Pennsyl
vania. In 1908 he was selected as
all-scholastic fullback of Western
With a reputation of being a gocd
kicker and a consistent back,
Mauthe entered Penn State with the
class of 1913. His ability of punt
ing, fierce tackling and general
knowledge of the game quickly se
cured for him a place on the back
field composed of "The Big Four,"
McCleary, Vorhis, Mauthe and
Mauthe played brilliant football
during the whole of the 1909 sea
son. Playing in the Penn, Indian
and Pittsburgh games of that year,
Lester had no difficulty in out-dis
tancing every kicker that opposed
him, while his work on the offense
and defense compared favorably
with that of the three other stars
that represented one of the best
backfields that ever originated in
the Nittany Mountains.
Last year the 1910 team suffered
a series of accidents and misfor-.
tunes, the greatest being due to the
fact that Mauthe, the only
veteran behind the line, had his
ankle broken in a practice scrim
mage just before the Sterling A. C.
game. The loss was not alone of
personal ability, but it deprived the
team of the best punter in college,
hurt the team play of the backfield
to a large degree, and then necessi
tated the development of play to
suit another fullback.
The present season has been a
great success along football lines for
Mauthe. The Philadelphia Ledger
says of him :—"Mauthe, the Penn
State fullback, is classed as full-
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