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VOLUME 8 NUMBER 16
F. AND M. DEFEATED
With Shore and Blythe in the
Game, Penn State Wins by the
Score of 33-20—Many Substitu
tions Made and Many Fouls
In a loosely played game of
basketball our varsity team succeed
ed in defeating the Franklin and
Marshall five last Friday, evening on
the Armory floor. Captain Shore
and Blythe were in the game for
Penn State with Park, Craig and
Hartz, the latter playing the center
position instead of Wilson. Mauthe
who received injuries during a re
cent practice was not in the line-up.
Park’s good goal shooting played a
large part in the scoring for our
team, while the work of Captain
Shaub for the visitors was very
good- Poor team work and poor
goal shooting on the part of both
teams were evident.
The game throughout was very
rough, especially in the second
half. Scoring in the first half was
begun by a foul goal thrown by the
visitors. However several field
goals led by two shots in quick suc
cession by Blythe started the scor
ing for State and gave us a lead
which we kept to the end of the
contest although at times the visit
ors seemed dangerous. The end of
the first half found that State was
unable to cage any of the balls
thrown from the foul line in this
The second half of the game was
marked by rough work by both
teams. In the latter part of it Penn
State was represented by an entirely
different line up, some of the men
appearing for the first time in a
regularly scheduled contest. Wil
son played center, Walton and Hay
the forward positions, and Tobin
and Smith as guards. They kept
our opponents from further scoring
but they did not have sufficient
time to work well together and pro
duce the quality of team work
necessary to increase the number of
goals for Penn State. The line up:
Craig (Hay) f
Park (Walton) f
Hartz (Wilson) c (Walkie) Hayes
Shore (Smith) g Stein
Blythe (Tobin) g (Leinbaugh)
F. and M.—2o
Field goals- Craig, Park 6, Hartz 2,
Blythe 3, Shaub 3, Brenner 2, Hayes.
Foul goals—Craig 5 out of 14; Shore 1
out of 5; Shaub 8 out of 23. Referee—
Hermann. Score at end of first half —
Penn State 12, F. and M. 6.
New England Association Holds Din
ner—Officers Elected and BusiJ
The New England Alumni Asso
ciation entertained . Dr. Edwin E.
Sparks at a dinner given at the
Hotel Brunswick, Boston, on Friday
evening, Jan. 26. Eighteen alumni
were present, representing classes
extending from -1885 to 1911. The
opportunity of meeting the Presi
dent was much appreciated by all
and his description of the College
as it stands today and the account
which he gave of the plans which
are being laid for its further ad
vancement proved very interesting.
The loyalty of the Pennsylvania
State College Alumni was much in
evidence as shown in the enthusias
tic comments and discussions.
In the course of the evening an
election of officers for the ensuing
year was held at which Mr. J. C.
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DR. SPARKS’ JOURNEY
President Returns at Commence
ment. Mrs. Sparks and Miss
Ethel Sparks Remain Away
President Sparks has been grant
ed leave of absence until Commence
ment, and with Mrs. Sparks and
Miss Ethel Sparks, will leave State
The party will sail from New
York on the steamer “Adriatic” for
Egypt, touching at various Euro
pean cities enroute.About two weeks
will be spent on the Nile, and a
month, camping in the Holy Land.
In April and May, the party will
visit, in turn, Constantinople,
Athens, Naples, Rome, Venice and
Florence; and will enter Switzerland
during the latter part of May. Dr.
Sparks will return to the college for
Commencement, but Mrs. Sparks
and Miss Sparks will spend the
summer in Switzerland and France.
During Dr. Sparks’ absence, there
will be no acting president, but all
matters will be attended to by the
faculty and by the Student Board
FRIDAY, FEB. 9
6:30 p. m. Engineering Building.
Westmoreland County Club.
SATURDAY, FEB. 10
1:30 p. m. Armory. New Base-
3:00 p. m. Armory. Old Base-
4flo t.o fi;00 ,n. m. President’s
Home, Reception to Senior
Class and Faculty.
8:00 p. m. Auditorium. Orches-
8:00 p. m. McAllister Hall. Mili
SUNDAY, FEB. 11
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh
man Chapel services followed
by Bible Class.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service. Assistant Chaplain,
Rev. Robert R. Reed.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M. C.
MONDAY, FEB. 12
11:20 a. m. Auditorium. Lincoln
Day Address by Dr. William
TUESDAY, FEB. 13
6:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Y. M. C.
A. Prayer Meeting.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14
7:30 p. m. Armory, 1912 vs.
1914 in class basketball.
Singers Notice 1
A new college choir will be form
ed this week, for this semester.
Every man, whether freshman,
sophomore, junior or senior, if he
has a singing voice should report
for trials. A man singing in the
choir receives compensation by be
ing excused from chapel every
other week. Trials will be held
Saturday 6.30 p. m. in the Audi
Y. M. C. A. Show Trials.
The cast for this year’s Y. M. C.
A. show, The College Boy’s Wed
ding, will be selected this (Thurs
day) evening at 114 Main Building,
at 6:30 o’clock. Every student is
invited to come out for some place
on the cast.
At the Saturday afternoon base
ball practices in the Armory all
men will be barred from the
Armory floor except men in
uniform. This rule must be enforc
ed to prevent accidents.
Vacation is coming. So is the
debate with F. and M.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., FEBRUARY 8, 1912
Annual Concert by College Orchestra
on Saturday—Splendid Program
Will be Rendered—ltinerary of
Of all the organizations, both mu
sical and dramatical of the college,
the college orchestra stands out
most prominently as the one most
depended upon throughout the col
lege year. If we could imagine
ourselves without an orchestra and
especially without one of such high
abilities as ours, we should find
that here at Penn State a larger part
of our real pleasure would be lack
ing for although we do not hear the
full orchestra frequently, yet it is a
large representation of the orchestra
which provides the music which
makes our college shows so enter
taining and so popular at home and
abroad. If this be considered, it
would seem that no one ought to
hesitate to support this organization
at the time of its concert. Anyone
at State College, whc has already
heard the orchestra upon previous
occasions, knows the quality of mu
sic which will be produced and
there will be no possibility of a
poor entertainment since the orches
tra under the excellent leadership of
P. M. Snavely T 2 andi with a larger
number of men than last year has
not degenerated but is producing
even better music than ever before.
On Saturday night at eight
o’clock in the Auditorium these
forty musicians will Resent a pro
gram consisting of the most popular
and classical selections to suit er ery
body. However it is especially
arranged for a college audience. A
glance at the following program
will insure its quality: March, Car
men by Bezit; Overture, Light Cav
alry, Suppee; The Mill and the For
est, Eilenberg; In the Shadows,
Finck; Violin Solo, selected, P. M.
Snavely T 2; Red Widow, Gebest;
Humoresque, Dvorak; and Ameri
can Patrol, Menhen.
General admission tickets are 25
cents, reserved seats 50 cents. Both
general admission and reserved
seat tickets are now on sale at
Meek’s Drug store.
The management of the orchestra
has completed the arrangements for
a trip in the near future to Irving
college, Wilson college, Harrisburg,
and other places not yet fully de
cided upon. Altoona is being con
sidered as a nucleus for a second
trip later on.
Track House Benefit.
The committee in charge of the
performances at the “Pastime”,
given under the auspices of the
Lion's Paw Senior Society for the
benefit of the Track House, report
Receipts. Sale of tickets,
Donations, $9.40. Total $135.10.
Expenditures. Reels and adver
Great credit is due “Pop” Golden
for fostering aid carrying out the
idea of a track house benefit and to
“Mother” Dunn and “Babe” Wood
for offering the use of the show
house. The committee in charge
wishes also to thank the members
of the orchestra, glee and mandolin
clubs, and those who assisted in the
management of the preformances,
for their efficient, services. Under
the advice of “Pop”’Gulden and the
track house men, the money cleared
in the performances .will be invested
in furniture and other equipment.
HEAR DR. SHEPPARD
This Wonderful Man Has Probably
Done More for His People, Es
pecially Those of the Congo Free
State, Than Any Living Man.
Do you want to hear thrilling
stories of leopards, elephants, boa
constrictors, and the beasts of the
jungle? Hear the man who is to
speak at three on Sunday afternoon’
He has spent a life-time in their
country, and can tell you more than
our renowned “Teddy" about them.
Do you want to know about the
cannibals of Africa, their barbarous
customs, and how they wage their
merciless warfare? Hear Dr. Shep
pard who has often been compelled
to see hjs own friends eaten alive.
Do you want to see the man who
is quoted at some length in Mark
Twain’s remarkable book “King
Leopold’s Soliloquy”, a story of the
horror perpetrated by the king on
the people of the Congo? This
pitiless and blood-drenched king
this money-crazed king, this butch
er has cast his awful shadow across
the Congo Free State, and under
him an unoffending nation of 15,-
000,000 withered away and simply
succumbed to this misery. It is a
land of graves.
Do you want to look into the eye
of the man who in the face of all
these obstacles had the courage of
his convictions and became one of
the liberators of these people, and
emancipated them from their slav
Do you want to know more of
the power of this man who won
over the celebrated lawyer and
Belgian socialist and free-thinker,
who was sent to oppose him in that
famous trial at Leopoldville and
who came each morning to the
prayer meetings held by Morrison
and Sheppaid? Do you know that
this man gathered four thousand in
to the church, and 8,500 into the
We shall better understand the
value of Lincoln’s day if we meet
with the emancipator of the Congo
Free State —this herald of civiliza
tion in a dark continent.
Hear Sheppard at three Sunday
afternoon and at six thirty Sunday
Lectures by the English Department
The department of English again
this year is to throw one of its
courses of lectures open to the
general public and to the entire
student body. The subject to be
covered is English and American
Literature since 11870, and the
course is to be conducted by all the
members of the department. The
lectures will be held as last year in
the Old Chapel every Thursday
afternoon at 4:20. This is a regular
course —Eng. Lit. 34—and those
who finish it are allowed a credit of
one hour, but it is thrown open to
all whether they wish credit or not.
The following is the program of
February 8. Introduction. 1870
as a Point of Division. Fred Lewis
Pattee. February 15. Bret Harte
and the New Literature of Locality.
J. H. Frizzell. February 22, The
Rise of the Nature School. Hamil
ton Torrey. February 29. Robert
Louis Stevenson. A. Howry Es
penshade. March 7. Rudyard
Kipling. William Day Crockett.
March 14. Samuel Langhorne
Clemens. Fred Lewis Pattee.
March 21. William Dean How
ells and the New Realism. J. H.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Outlook Good for a Successful Sea
son. Many Candidates Take
Part in Trials.
The Penn State wrestling team
led by Captain Lesh, will open the
present season at Ithaca next Friday
evening. Last year’s team made a
wonderful record by defeating Cor
nell, Yale, Columbia and Lehigh
Universities. Although the squad
this season has lost such men as
Diehl, Neidig, Glanville and Mor
rison, the enthusiasm and the good
work shown by men who have been
trained for the undecided positions,
certainly warrant the prediction that
the Blue and White will have
successful season. Man
ager Knight has a good schedule,
and one that, provided the team
wins the majority of meets, will, do
a great deal for the wrestling pro
spects in years to come. The re
sults of the preliminaries for the
Cornell trip are: —
Preliminaries Saturday Feb. 3,1912.
Bouts. 115 lb. class —Sharp vs.
Jones; .won by Jones, time 2:26.
Kurtz vs. Park; won by Park, time
125 lb.class—Callender vs. Jarrett;
won by Callender, decision, time
135 lb. class —Karcher vs. Rishell;
won by Karcher, time 7:27.
145 lb. class —Grumbling vs. Al
len; won by Grumbling, decision;
time 9 min.
158 luf class —Linn vs. Hill; Won
by Linn, decision, time 9 min.
175 lb. class—Sayre vs. Elliott;
won by Elliott, time 41 sec.
Referee: Ed Lewis; Judges:
Lesh and Very. Timer: Light.
Semi finals, Tuesday Feb. 6,
7: 30 o. m: —
145 lb. Class —Grumbling vs.
175 lb. class —Elliott vs. Warner.
Finals —Thursday after basket
115 lb. class—Jones vs. Park.
125 lb. class —Callender vs Mt-
135 lb. class —Karcher vs. Fulk
145 lb. class —Shollenberger vs. —
158 lb class —Very vs. Linn.
175 lb. class —Lesh vs. —
H. W. class —McVean vs. Lamb.
Referee for Finals —Neidig.
Judges for Finals—Lewis and
Timer for Finals —Kiefer.
Monday, Feb. 12 will be observed
as Lincoln's Birthday. All college
work will close for the day at 11
o’clock precisely. At 11:20 an ad
dress will be given in the Auditorium
by Dr. William H. Sheppard. Fac
ulty, students and citizens are
earnestly requested to unite
in this simple observance of the
A Boston Supper will be held in
the dining room of Grace I.utheran
Church on Friday evening Feb. 9,
beginning at 5 o’clock. The supper
is 25 cents. Ice cream and cake
Dr. McAllister, professorial lect
urer, and assistant editor of the
Electrical World, will deliver his
course of lectures at the .college
from Feb. 26 to March 2 inclusive.
Twelve lectures will be given for
the Senior class, and six for the