Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, February 01, 1912, Image 1

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    Penn State
Who’s Who in the Present Cam-
paign at Penn State—Twenty
two College Men Take Part.
Work Carried on by Public Meet-
ings and by Group aud Private
E. C. Mercer, a graduate of Uni
versity of Virginia, one of the best
known college rr en, will be here.
Comes from an old Southern fami
ly and is n nephew of former Presi
dent Arthur. During his college
days he learned the pace of the
“fast set,” and found himself a
tramp in New York City, and the
story of his rise is facinating.
Henry J. Wright, the most popu
lar professor at Yale, author of
“The Will of God," and “A Man’s
Life Work” and other books
which are of interest to the college
man; popular speaker at all student
summer conferences; leader of the
freshman bible class at Yale; the
man who won Billy Dewitt, will be
Arthur J. Elliot, international sec
retary for the West, known every
where as “Dad,” one of the greatest
ends Northwestern ever had; the
leader of last year’s successful cam
paign, will be here for the closing
Mr. Huston is a member of the
National Committee of 97, who
have charge of the Men and Re
ligion Forward Movement. Mr.
Huston is a Mechanical Engineer
and chairman of the Evangelistical
Committee of the Presbyterian
church of North America. Mrs.
Huston is a woman of rare charac
ter and a true mother and is noted
for her philanthropy.
The Rev. John R. Woodcock, the
first student secretary of State’s Y.
M. C. A.; Wm. J. Miller, former
State secretary and now in relig
ious work if Philadelphia will be
The following men will also be
here: —C. P. Davis, a senior in
Wharton School and one of the
association officers. He is a mem
ber of the Friars, editor of the Red
and Blue, an associate editor of the
Record, and a member of the track
Mr. Walton Mitchell, State 1890,
vice-president of Board of Trustees.
Joe Caughlin 1911, now doing
Christian work in Hampton Insti
Joseph E. Platt 1910, secretary at
Lehigh and also a member of the
Student Volunteer Movement.
S. S. H.tndershield of State. Vick
Schmidt of Bucknell, captain of the
football team; W. A. Goerning, the
Y. M. C. A. secretary of Bucknell;
and also L. M. Richardson and W.
H. Edwards.
Muhlenberg sends : Fry and
George W. Groff, State 1907,
doing work in China, and Mr.
Deer, the Pennsylvania Secretary,
will be here; as will Mr. Martz who
will lead the singing.
In view of the tremendous sig
nificance of a m..n’s college life
during the four years in which he
develops rapidly, it is of the high
est importance that his religious
nature be not neglected. Upon
leaving home there is a natural
break with his previous religious
associations and a difference often
stands in the way of his identifica
tion with the same interests in his
new surroundirgs. As a result
many men pass through thcii entiie
college course without seeing the
need of or giving much serious
thought to matters of religion.
To supply this need, in many cf
the colleges the plan has been trie d
of conducting a campaign of four or
five days duration to challerge the
attention of the men,and to start them
thinking seriously of these thirgs.
In general, these campaigns consist
of daily meetings in which aie
presented in a rational manner, rea
sons for religious faith.
These meetings are supplemented
Dy group mxci.', cud inteivieu -
in which personal doubts and que: -
dons are taken up. No sensational
methods are employed, the aim be
ing to presen', facts and truths of
religion in a straight forward man
ner for fair consideration.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Men md
Religion Forward Movement.
7:00 p. m. Meeting of Liberal
Arts Society. Room K, Li
7:30 p. m. Armory. Varsity
Basketball. Franklin and
Marshall vs. Penn State.
7:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Deutscher
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Men and
Religion Forward Movement.
8:00 p. m. Auditorium. Wilbur
Starr Co., in Y. M. C. A. En
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh
man Chapel services followed
by Bible Class.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service by A. J. "Dad”
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Men
and Religion Forward Move
7:30 p. m. Armory. 1912 vs.
1913 class basketball.
7:00 p. m. Main. Important
meeting of all county repre
sentatives in the Press Club.
7:30 p. m. Armory, 1913 vs.
1915 in class basketball.
Y. M. C. A. Course Entertainment.
Next Saturday evening, Feb. 3,
we shall have with us the Wilbur
Starr company, which has achieved
quite a name for itself in the way
of musical entertaining.
Mr. Starr has for some time been
at the head of various musical de
partments in the Western Univer
sities, but finally his talents prompt
ed him to give up an excellent po
sition, and form a company which
consists of Mr. and Mrs. Starr, Mc-
Donald, Worthington, and Mr. Ried.
In doing this he gratified his own
desires, at the same time imparted
much pleasure to his audiences.
The program will probably con
sist of selections by the Starr quar
tette, impersonations by Mr. Starr,
vocal, piano and cello solos by Mrs.
A very pleasing and excellent
performance is promised, and every
one should make it a point to join the
“four hundred” —to see this event,
and thus to participate in the affairs
of Penn State.
Philadelphia Club picture and
meeting on Saturday afternoon.
Look for notices of the time.
I Annual Report Submitted •to Gov.
1 Tener—Trustees Elected.
At the annual meeting of the
trustees of this college held Jan. 23,
at Harrisburg, the officers were re
elected after submitting the annua l
report of the institution to Gover-
j ncr Tener. In the afternoon the ex
! etutive committee held a meeting,
lat which many routine matters
| w :re considered.
1 Gen. James A. Beaver, Belletonte,
•w is re-elected president of the
baard; H. Walton Mitchell, Pitts
b..rg, vice president; Dr. Edwin E.
Sparks, State College secretary; and
John I. Thompson, Jr„ Lemont,
treasurer. The latter succeeds John
Hamilton, State College, who re
s ’ned after serving 37 years as
treasurer of the college.
The board elected the following
executive commitlee : James A.
Beaver, Bellefonte; Vance C. Mc-
Cormick, Harrisburg; Milton W.
Lowry, Scranton; Ellis L. Orvis,
Bellefonte; H. V. White, Blooms
burg; H. Walton Mitchell and J. E.
Quigley, Pittsburg, tne latter suc
ceeding the late Gabriel Hiester.
Appointments to the faculty were
announced as follow;: E. Newton
Bates, Lansing, Mich., instructor in
I mechanical engineering; Ralph
Hunt, Manhattan, Kan., assistant in
agricultural chemistry; Miss Marg
aret E. Lawsing, instr ictor in Indus
trial Art, from the Scnool of Indus
trial A't and Applied Science;
Clarion L. Hollobaugh, of Tyrone,
Pa., superintendent and
campus; Sergeant M. C. Alien was
advanced in rank from assistant, to
instructor in military science, Mr.
D. K. Peet's title was changed by
adding the words, instructor in ac
The following additional business
was transacted: —Res gnrticr.s v.eie
received aid accepted from Dr. H.
P. Baker, Professor H. R. Fulton,
Miss Emma A. McFeely, Messrs.
H. M. Glazier, W. H. Maclntyie;
and J. W. Duckett. The resigna
tion of W. N. Golden was referred
to a committee.
A reduction in the damage fee to
two dollars was made beginning
September, 1912, to continue until
the average damage exceeds that
The field lying to the west of the
fraternity houses was ordered to be
added to the campus as soon as the
bams can be removed.
A vote of thanks was extended to
the Class of 1912 for its donation
of a wireless telegraphy receiving
The c ollowing changes of fees in
the course in forestry were author
For 4, $l.
For 2, from $2 to $3.
For 7, (Summer School) from $5
to $lO.
News Item.
The five McAllister Scholarships
awarded each year in The Pennsyl
va- ia Slate College to the five
counties showing the highest ratio
of students to the population of the
county have been assigned to the
following counties:—Cameron, Cen
tre, Dauphin, Mifflin and Wyoming
The scholarships arp valid for the
Freshman year and give a rebate of
room rent and incidental fee to the
value of $B5. The > County Super
intendent and High School Prin
cipals in each county will make the
appointments by competitive ex
amination before June Ist.
Mining News.
Dr. E. S. Moore, of the Depart
ment of Geology was recently hon
ored by election as a Fellow of the
Geological Society of America.
Professor W. M. Weigel of the
Depaitmentof Mining Engineering
is the author of a series of articles
on Mine Ventilation now being pub
lished in the Coal Age.
During the past few weeks the fol
lowing additions have been made to
the equipment of the Mine Tunnel.
A three instrument mine tele
phone equipment has been installed.
The equipment consists of an oak
cased instrument for surface in
stallation, and two underground
instruments. One of these is a
Mine-A-Phone furnished by the
Strombeig-Carlson Telephone Mfg.
Co., and the other is a Western-
Electric Mine Telephone furnished
by the Western-Electric Co.
These mine telephones are en
closed in steel cases, made abso
lutely waterproof, and practically
fireproof. They are being installed
in all modem up-to-date mines and
are proving themselves invaluable
both in times of regular operation
of the mine, and in cases of acci
Another addition to the tunell
equipment is a set of two steel
mine timbers furnished by the Cai
negie Steel Co. These have been
put in place and illustrate the use
ot the; e timbers in mining work.
Owing to the giowing«scrrcity cf
wood suitable for mine timbering,
these shel mine timbers are coming
rapidly into us<\
luterclass Basketball
Now since the examinations are
over, it is the duty of eveiy fel'ow
who still has a slight trace of class
spirit left within him to give some
much needed support to the basket
ball league which has furnished
mere interesting games than any
other interclass league pievicus to
it. The present standing of the
league together with the scores of
the games played thus rar should
be sufficient evidence to prove that
some very exciting contests are
bound to result and i' will be well
vverth the time to witness the stiug
gles for championship. However
the It ague needs support thiough
the sale of season tickets if the
remaining twelve games are to be
played. Get your tickets. The
standing of the league follows:
Won Lost Percentage
1913 2 1 .666
1914 2 1 .666
1912 1 2 .333
1910 1 2 .333
Dr. Sparks to Deliver Addresses.
President Sparks will give ad
dresses at Bucknell University on
February 2; at Dickinson Seminary,
Williamsport, on February 9; at
Wilkes Barre on February .12 on the
occasion of the dedication of the
High School; and at Miss Cowles’
School for Girls, Hollidaysburg, on
February 16. He also speaks to
the East Libeity Y. M. C. A. on
February 17 and 18.
President Sparks Given Leave of
At the meeting of the Board of
Trustees held in Hairisburg last
week, Presiaent Sparks was given a
leave of absence until Commence
ment. He will, sail with his family
on Februaiy 21 for Alexandria,
The Pastime will be closed from
6:30 to 7:30 in the evenings on ac
count of the meetings this week in
the Auditorium.
Missouri Valley Conference Adopts
Rules Similar to Those in Use at
Our College. Director Golden
Favors Faculty* Committees to
Regulate Individual Cases in Dif-
ferent Colleges.
The Missouri Valley Conference
which had attempted to carry out
clean baseball as outlined by the
National Collegiate Athletic Con
ference found on investigation that
by far the larger percentage of the
men in the Valley Conference were
playing summer baseball even
though the amateur ruling in this
matter had been supplemented by
strict faculty rules. The entire con
ference unanimously felt that if they
could not control the situation they
would make rules that could in a
measure, at least be enforced, but
deferred the decision until aftei the
National Collegiate Athletic Asso
ciation Conference, hoping to have
some light thrown on the subject at
the New York meeting. After the
N. C. A. A. meeting, this Missouri
Valley Conference adopted a set of
summer baseball rules very similar
to those in vogue at Penn State.
Director Golden of the Pennsyl
vania State College, upon being
asked by the Yale News to voice
his sentiment on the baseball ques
tion writes;
“Many erd varied arethewajs
by which students derive financial
support mroup/out
c. reer end recen e the stneticnaid
encouragement of the coilige ai
thorities. Feme without special
talents cr acccrrplishmenls aie do
ing janitor wcik, actirg as table
waiters, itinning agencies, etc.
“Others have the ability to tutor,
some have musical talent which
helps them through, and still others
win scholarships ir. piepaiatciy
schools or colleges because o
scholastic excellence. However,
when it comes to using one’s athletic
ability as a means of gaining the
desired and much needed education
there arises a great sentimental
‘howl’ of ’professionalism’. Who
ever heard of a man being barred
from the college debating team for
winning a scholarship or receiv
ing money as a tutor? Nor was
there ever a man refused admission
to a musical organization because
he had accepted mcney for musi
cal services rendered.
“Would it not be bett< r to allow
college men to play summer base
ball under Faculty restrictions than
to put a piemium on dishonesty ?
"Let a committee, who are in
close touch with the sport, be
chosen trom the Faculty as an
advisory board, to say where and
with whom the men may play, and
help them through the
Director, or the Ci mmittee if you
do not have a director, to secure
positions with desiiablc teams.
“A rule that cannot be enforced
is worse than no rule at all and that
is practically the condition in our
amateur athletic life today. Not
that our present laws have not been
helpful—we all realize the gre/ t
good they have accomplished, at
the same time we know that they
out partially control the situation.
“To my mind the only practical
way to biing about the much need
ed reforms in our an.ateiir athletic
life is to start a campaign of clean
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