Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, January 11, 1912, Image 1

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    Penn State
Prominent Laymen Are Coming to
Assist in .Movement—This Cam-
paigu Attracting World Wide At-
, A Nation wide campaign has
been started in New York and is
backed by 97 of the world’s fore
most financiers, headed by J. P.
Morgan. Large employers of labor
are interested in the movement.
Financed by business men of
national prominence whose combin
ed wealth runs into the thousands
of millions and who will conduct it
as they would a private business
affair, a new religious crusade is
spreading through the United States
and Canada. So far reaching and
important will it be that its sponsers
declare nothing like it is recorded
in the previous history of the
human race since the Reformation,
and its promoters proclaim it will
surpass in its effect the crusades of
The force to carry on this Cam
paign is divided into teams and
each team is to the movement what
a faculty is to a college. The teams
are made up of experts. They are
evangelists, Bible teachers, mission
ary leaders, social service
lecturers, off-hand speakers to
men in the shops and streets. They
go to different cities and Uni
versities and hold institutes far a
One of the members of the com
mittee ot Ninety-seven, Mr. Charles
L. Huston, of Coatesville, Pennsyl
vania, and Mrs. Huston will be in
the tram that visits State College
from January 30th to February 4th.
Associated with them will be Henry
Wright, of Yale, E. C. Mercer, of
the University of Virginia, Geneial
Beaver, H. Walton Mitchell, and a
number of prominent alumni.
Ross Crane, Entertainer, at the Au
ditorium Last Saturday.
Last Saturday evening -a fair
sized audience was entertained in
the Auditorium by “Ross Crane and
his company,—canvases, crayons,
modeling board, clay, and the
piano.” Mr. Crane spoke on
“Looking Human Nature in the
Face,” all the whjte illustrating his
'talk by hastily maae, but wonderful
pictures and clay models of various
types of human nature. Many of
the crayon drawings were very
amusing cai toons, but these' were
with other pictures
which, though apparently hastily
and Carelessly drawn, were beautiful
specimens of art.
From clay, mixed and recklessly
thrown on a modeling board, the
features of well known characters
quickly appeared and as quickly
were changed to others of entirely
different appearance, Mr. Crane
meanwhile giving one of the most
witty and amusing talks which
has ever been heard in State Col
- The musical impersonations
were exceedingly funny, while the
more serious side of the program’s
musical portion, the poetic reading,
was very impressive.
The whole was a remarkable
"one-man” enteitainment, and fairly
captivated the audience by its
humor and variety.
The _ juniors defeated the sopho
mores in a close game of basketball
.last Tuesday night by the score of
36 to 31.
E. C. Mercer, the best known college
man in the United States, who is to be
here with the Men and Religion For
ward Movement Team, January 30th to
February 4th.
7:00 p. m. Old Chapel, Liberal
Arts Society.
7:00 p. m. Deutscher Verein.
Election of officers.
7:30 p. m. Armory. Varsity
Basketball. Pittsburgh Col
legians vs. Penn State.
7:30 p. m. Cosmopolitan Club.
226 Main Bilding.
8:15 p. m. Stag Dance. McAllis
ter Hall.
8:00 p. m. Auditorium. The
Hon. Giffoid Pinchot. Illus-
trated lecture on “Alaska.”
8:00 p. m. McAllister Hall. Se
nior Cotillion.
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh
man Chapel services followed
by Bible Class.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service by The Rev. Benjamin
S. Sanderson, All Hallows’
Church, Wyncote, Pa.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M.
C. A. meeting.
7:00 p. m. Old Chapel. Debating
6:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Prayer
7:30 p. m. Armory, 1912 vs.
1915 in class basketball.
Engineering Notes.
After mature deliberation it has
been decided to replace the present
form of field book used by survey
ing parties with loose leaf note
books. Numerous samples were
submitted to the Civil Engineering
department by prominent stationers,
but none fulfilled the requirements
of the committee appointed by
Professor Walker. A book was
finally designed which seems to
meet all conditions. It is of con
venient size, and easily fits the coat
pocket, while, at the same time the
cover readily accomodates the
standard sxB inch loose leaves.
The binding is heavy canvas which,
it is expected, will be cheaper and
more durable than leather. The
new books will not be required un
til the fall of 1912, but they may be
used next semester by any students
who may wish to do so:
Professor Wood and the section
of senior mechanicals taking the
railway option made two trips last
Friday and Saturday between State
College and Bellefonte on the
dynamometer car. The car was at
tached to the regular train on the
Bellefonte Central Railroad. The
runs were made to familiarize the
students with the apparatus.
Elective Courses in English Litera-
The Department of English offers
the following courses in English
Literature and Rh toric to students
who have completed the work
in freshman rhetoric. All of
the courses offered open the way
for the students of the college to
broaden their mental horizons, and
to secure for themselves the enjoy
ment that an appreciation of good
literature affords.
Eng. Lit. 4. Anglo Saxon, Profes
sor Esp inshade, 4 hrs. a week.
Eng. Lit. 8. Early English Lit
erature. Professor Dye, 4 hrs. a
Eng. Lit. 12. The Victorian Era,
Professor F.L. Pattee, 4 hrs. a week.
Eng. Lit. 20. The English Es
say, Professor Frizzell, 3 hrs. a
Eng. Lit. 22. Erowrirg and Ten
nyson, Piofessor Crockett, 2 hrs. a
Eng. Lit. 30. The Literature of
the Bible, Mr. Jones, 2 hrs. a week.
Eng. Lit. 32. The Modern
Drama, Frofessor Dye, 3 hrs. a
Rhet. 12. The Short Story, its
Method and Development, Mr.
Breimeier. 2 hrs. a week.
Rhet. 14. Journalistic Writing.
Professor Dye, 2 hrs. a week.
Most of the courses mentioned
above are described in the cunent
catalogue. For infoimation con
cerning the others, students may
apply to the instructor who offers
the course. These who wish to
elect any of the courts offeied
hand their names to the instructor
in charge as soon as possible, for,
in some cases, the giving of the
•course will depend on the number
of applicants.
Gifford Pinchot Coming.
In the last three years Gifford
Pinchot, the former Chief Forester
of the United States has been one
of the most-talked-of men in the
country. Frcm the time of the
Pinchot-Ballinger controversy until
the present time he has held a
prominent place in the public eye.
The student body of the Pennsyl
vania State College is particularly
fortunate in having the opportunity
of hearing this man, for probably
no one man in the country knows
more about forestry and consf rva
tion than does Mr. Pinchot, and
without a doubt, no man is nearer
to the ear of Theodore Roosevelt,
ex-President of the United States
than he. Mr. Pinchot will lecture
in the Auditorium on Saturday
evening, January 13, at eight
The department of Electrical
Engineering has received from the
Westinghouse Electrical and Manu
facturing company equipment for a
new high tension laboratory. . This
will consist of a 60 kilovolt ampere
single phase oil cooled transformer,
a regulator, by means of which the
secondaiy voltage of the transform
er may be varied at will from zero
to 150,000 volts; a marble switch
board, on which will be mounted
the necessary instruments and
switching devices. This laboratory
will be located in the new building
to be erected this fall f or the School
of Engineering. The equipment
will be used for experimental work
in connection with - high-'tension
transmission, insulation testing,
lightning arresters, and the phenom
ena accompanying the generation
and transmission of electrical energy
at extremely high voltages.
Duquesne Garden, Pittsburgh to be
Scene of College and State Agri
cultural Exhibits.
On Jan. 15-20, at Duquesne Gar
den, Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania
Fruit, Stock and Dairy Shew will
be 1 eld. At the same time the
annual tontentions of the Pennsyl
vania Dairy Union, the Live Stock
Breeders’ Association, at d the
State Hoiticultural Asrociction of
Pennsylvania will convene. The
object of the fair is to bring the
farm, dairy and animal products be
fore the people of the state and in
that way to boost the Common
wealth agriculturally. A large
number of featuies in the way of
exhibitions have been arranged for.
Western Pennsylvania Day will be
observed at the Fair on Friday Jan.
19, and at that time a discussion of
our peculiar problems by men from
the Agr.cultural Department of this
college and by soil experts of
the United States Department of
Agriculture will take place. Dean
Hunt will have charge of the West
ern Pennsylvania Day program.
Livestock and other exhibits from
this college will be put on show.
The Keystone State Fair Asso
ciation Ahich is looking after the
details of the show is incorporated
under the laws of the and it
expects to eventually establish an
annua! Slate Fair. T. D. Harman
Jr. a graduate of the class of 1911
is the present manager.
Cosmopolitan MeeLing.
Friday evening at 7:30 the Cos
mopolitan club will hold a meeting
in Room 226 Main Building. Elias
Srednick, who repiesented the
chapter at the fifth annual conven
tion of Cosmopolitan Clubs at Pur
due University, will have somethng
of interest to say regarding this
“Miniature Hague Conference.”
Members as well as non members
should not miss the opportunity to
get acquainted with this wcrld-wide
student movement for the promo
tion of international friendship. Be
thcie, and you will have no cause
to regret.
What is Wrong With Debating ?
On March 2, less than two
months from now Penn State meets
Franklin and Maishall in Inter
collegiate debating. At the last
trials, held before Christmas, there
were seven candidates to fill eight
positions. In the last eight years
Penn State has won four champion
ships. Are there not eight or more
men among us who have loyalty
enough to uphold that reputation ?
Last trial Monday at 7 p. m. in
Old Chapel. See bulletin board in
Main for question.
Writings by Prof. Diemer.
In the annual number of "Iron
Age,” Professor Diemer has an
illustrated paper describing the or
ganization and systems of the
Lodge and Shipley Machine and
Tool Co. of Cincinnati, O. This
company’s advanced manufacturing
methods, its premium, and pension
systems are discussed at some
length. In the same issue Piofessor
Diemer has written an editorial on
the efficiency movement during 1911.
Basketball Friday Night.
To-morrow night at 7:30 o’clock
in the Armory, Penn State will
meet the Pittsburgh Collegians, a
ream composed of former college
stars. State defeated the Col
legians last year 19 to 14.
A Change in Football Rules Sug-
gested- The Abolition of Profes-
sionalism Recommended. Direct
or Golden and Gra u~.te Ms n-
ager Smith Repreieu el Penn
State at Meeting.
The National Collegiate Athletic
Association compo ed of practical
ly til the colleges in the East,
South and middle West met during
the holidays in New York City to
consider all matters pertaining to
collegiate athletic life. "Pop” Gol
den and Ray Smith were State’s
representatives at the meeting.
The important matters taken up
were the proposed changes in the
football rules, the promotion of soc
cer football and the question of
The concensus of opinion among
the one hundred and fifty delegates
was that the present football rules
are a very great improvement over
the old lules. The suggested
changes are the reducing of the
ten yard gain for first down to a
seven yard gain; the reducing of the
restrictions on the on-side kick to
place a premium cn the ai curacy
of kicking and the abolishing of t! e
twenty-yard zone as so many un
usual and unimportant penalties
occur in this zone which tend to
make the game slow and uninter
esting. All the delegates agre d
that the rules musl be simplified
and made clear, that the rules be so
regulated that the open game be
ceitain and that the chances of
fatalities be minimized.
Dr. J. A. Babbitt of Haverford
College spoke highly of the game
of soccer football, pointing out its
many advantages and asking that
it be promoted and en ouraged. A
committee with Dr. Babbitt as
chaiiman w s appointed to promote
and regulate the soccer football
The college lepreser.tatives tx
piessed their desire of clearing the
association £ rcm professionalism, of
not paying players, and the restrict
ing of summer baseball as far as
possible. A lengthy discussion
proved that the conditions in the
different parts of the country and in
the different institutions \ aried so
widely that it would be impossible
to make any ruling that would meet
the conditions of all the colleges, or
that all the institutions in the Asso
ciation could honestly subscribe
to. The delegates, however, were
asked to pledge themselves to
eliminate as fast as practicable,
professionalism in college athletics
and to minimize the summer base
ball playing until it could be abol
Thespian Trials,
The final trials for parts in the
cast and chorus of the Penn State
Thespians will be held this Friday
and Saturday, the time and place of
the trials to be posted on the bulle
tin boards. This year according to
the new luling, members of all the
classes will be eligible to take part
in both the cast and chorus. Cop
ies of the show may be obtained
either fiom Prof. J. H. Frizzell, 230
Pugh street, or E. E. Tanguy at the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon House.
Senior Cotillion,
Saturday night at eight o’clock
the second senior cotillion of thesea
son will be held in McAllister Hall.