Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, February 15, 1912, Image 1
Penn State VOLUME 8 NUMBER 17 GETTYSBURG DOWNED Penn State Wins Another Victory. Game Was Sensational and Thrilling—Home Team Showed Excellent Form In one of the fastest and most exciting games played here this season Gettysburg was defeated by the score of 43 to 14 on the Arm ory floor, Thursday evening, Feb. 8. It was only by very fast and consistent playing that Penn State was able to run up such a large score against her opponents. How ever the ease with which our team scored did not make the game un interesting to witness, for there was good basketball played by both teams. Our men exhibited ex ceptionally good work in their passing and in their goal shooting. Penn State was represented by her best five of this year in Hartz at center, Park and Shore forwards, and Mauthe and Blythe guards. Maulhe played a good game and led his team mates in exhibition goal shooting during the practice period before the contest. Captain Shoie started the. scor ing with a neat field goal after some good floor work by his team. Get tysburg then tied the score with two foul goals but Penn State was soon able to secure a decided lead by the all-around floor work of Shore, Park, and Hartz. Our rivals were unable to secure a single goal from the field in 'he first half and ikis-jpfciiod ended with tne score standing IS to 3 in State’s favor. Scoring was just as easy for our speedy aggregation in the second half as it was in the first. The game was somewhat faster in this second period and was inclined to be rough at times. The visitors came out a little strong and fought nard to the finish but Penn State’s team was invincible on Thursday night. Wilson, Craig, Walton, Sayre, and Wright were substituted in the latter part of the game and they, too, played a snappy game. Craig se cured several goals. The line up: Penn State—43 Gettysburg 14 Shore (Craig) f Fluhrer Parle (WalLon) f Diehl Hartz (Wilson) c Leathers Blythe (Sayre) g Brumbaugh (Myers) Beegle (Ilassinger) Mautlie (Wright) g Field goals—Shore 5, Craig, Park 6, Ilartz 2, Blythe 2, Mauthe 2, Wilson, Fluhrer 2, Diehl. Foul goals- Shore 3 out oC 13, Craig 2 out of 4, Fluhrer 8 out of 10. Referee—Hermann. The Military Hop, The annual Military Hop given by the Penn State Commissioned Officers was held last Saturday night in McAllister Hall, about 25 couples being in attendance. Re freshments were served in Captain Fry’s residence, the mess calls of the first, second and third battalions occurring at the termination of the eleventh, fifteenth, and nineteenth dances respectively. Smith’s Belle fonte Orchestra furnished excellent music for the occasion. The committee in charge of the affair consisted of Captain Freed, chairman, Captain Knight, Lieuten ant Rogers, Lieutenants Trotter and Howley. The list of patronesses included Mrs. Captain Fry, Mrs. Sparks, Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Weigle. The Thespians. Auditorium. One month fiom to-day or March 15. “SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER.” Liberal Arts Club to Present Gold smith’s Comedy on March 2 The old English comedy, “She Stoops to Conquer,” is to be seen again by a State College audience on Saturday evening, March 2, when the Liberal Arts club will pre sent it in the Auditorium. There are a very few of the faculty and towns people now left who saw its first presentation here in the winter of 1900—the third play attempted by the then ntwly organized Thes pians. To the few, however, who saw it at that time the recollection is still a pleasure. It was one c.f the real successes of the Thespians both here at State College an 1 also at Bellefonte, Lock Haven, Brook ville and Emporium. Few common plays lend themselves so readily to student representation as this. Its inimitable situations, its sparkling wit, and its swift move ment all combine to make it one of the unquestionably great comedies in the language. The character of Tony Kumpkin, the imp of the play, who keeps all other characters in a constant mix-up, is irresistable; the old Squire and his wife are de lightful pieces of character study; the bashful lover is most laughably represented; and the culminating situation is as good as anything in in all comedy. There is not a dull moment in the play. The audience laughs from the time the curtain rises until it finally goes down, and then it goes home with a glow of good will toward everyone in all the world. One who has seen “She Stoops to Conquer” will want to see it again and again. The play is c ar more than a mere farce: it is one of the classics of English Literature. One should see it and be thoroughly familiar with it as a part of his education. Gold smith, who wrote it and Sheridan, who wrote “The Rivals," have the honor of having produced the crowning pieces of comedy in the English Literature of the past one hundred and fifty years. No one should fail to accept this really un usual opportunity of seeing a fine! classic. Dr. Sheppard Relates Stories of We of Penn State are privileged to hear and see during the progress of a college year, diverse, unique and interesting lectures, entertain ments and discussions, but of all of these none could probably have ob sorbed our attention to a greater degree, than Dr. Sheppard's expo sition of darkest Africa. On Sunday afternoon in the Au ditorium, Dr. Sheppard, who has for twenty years been engaged in missionary work in Africa, told of his strange adventures in this un known and mysterious continent. He and his party suffered many hardships, and were exposed to much danger, nevertheless so intent were they in establishing Christian ity, that serious obstacles were overcome. Dr. Sheppard continued his ad dress in the evening, exposing many hideous customs of the na tives, and the indescribable mon strosities committed by the Bel gians. The meeting in the Auditorium, in commemoration of Lincoln, was also addressed by Dr. Sheppard, who, in a very natural manner, described the superstitions and habits of the Africans. STATE COLLEGE, PA., FEBRUARY 15, 1912 DEATH OF DR. GILL Beloved Chaplain of College Died at Baltimore Last Monday—Has Served the College Faithfully for Twenty Years. It is with a feeling of deep re morse that we announce to our readers the demise of the oldest, the most sincere and most beloved friend of Penn State, Dr. Benjamin Gill. Our esteemed Chaplain had been ill for some time,' nevertheless his expiration was a severe shock to all who knew him. Dr. Gill was born in Holmfurth, Yorkshire, England, in 1843. He came to America with his parents at the age of twelve, and settled down in Wooster, Mass. By work ing in a factory, and by teaching, he managed to earn enough to put himself through Wilburham Acad emy. After leaving the Academy, Dr. Gill entered Wesleyan University from which he took his A. B. and A. M. degree in 1870, and in 1904 was accorded his D. D. degree by the University. Our esteemed friend then took up theological studies, but finally receded these in favor of the teaching profession. He assumed the position of Pro fessor of Latin and Greek at the Wilburham Academy, and he re mained there from 1874-1892. It was after this time that Dr. Gill first formed his acquaintance with Penn State —a friendship which was to last for many years. From 1892 until Ins deaih Dr. Gill was Dean of the School of Languages and History, and Chap lain of the College. He represent ed the college on diverse prominent occasions, delivered lectures in var ious parts of the State, and in times of affliction and distress both fac ulty and student body called upon Dr. Gill for words of comfort and cheer. This good man has been taken from our midst; but he will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him —those who knew how unselfish, how kind-hearted, and how loyal he was. Well may the words of a poet be attributed to him. “He taught us To hold In loving reverence Poor men and their work Great men and their work God and his work.” As a representative of the col lege, and desiring to voice the sen timent of both student-body and faculty, we extend to those most dear to Dr. Gill, and who remain behind, the-most heartfelt sympathy and the sincere.condolences of Penn State. Interment of Dr. Gill. Dr. Gill was buried in Wilbur ham Mass., his original home. The College was represented by Dr. Runkle and Professor Pattee. The funend took place on Wednesday Feb. 14 at 2 o’clock. Collegian Subscriptions. In a few days the members of the business staff of the paper will be gin covering the campus and town for the collection of unpaid sub scription. Now is the time for you to pay yours. The appeal is per sonal to each man to do his share of the work in maintaining his col lege paper. Post Testum —not a new break fast food. Collegian. THE ATHLETIC DANCE. Many Couples Attend the Annual Athletic Social Function. On the night of Lincoln’s birth day the men who represent the col lege in most all branches, of sport gave a dance in honor of the men who represented Penn State on the gridiron this fall. McAllister Hall was decorated with good taste for the occasion, and the College Or chestra by their splendid music helped to make the evening one long to be remembered by those present. The floor was well filled for the first dance aud later on in the evening thirty-five couples were enjoying the event. The pieces played by the orchestra were of the latest and selected to fit the oc- To the committee which consist ed of Messrs. Very, Eberlein, Be bout, Hermann and Weaver much credit is due. Affairs were nicely arranged and not a hitch marred the pleasure. Many of the faculty and their wives attended while the following ladies acted as patronesses; Mrs. Sparks, Mrs. Agee, Mrs. Harding, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Robison, Miss Redifer, and Mrs. Weigel. The girls were mostly from out of town though quite a number of Co-eds could be seen among the guests. All “S” men were invited togeth er v/ith the scrub football men who made the Pittsburgh trip. We are glad to see that this event has come to stay and can be counted among the social activities of the year. Juniors Take Another. By their victory over the fresh men in a very exciting game of basketball, the juniors tied with the sophomores for first place in the in terclass league. The 1915 team played a great deal b-.tter than it has been playing lately and the men fought hard to defeat 1913 again. The latter bat tled just as fiercely to prevent the freshmen from winning as they had done in a previous game. The game was rather rough and fouls were called frequently. The freshmen seemed to have chances for victory somewhat in their favor in the first half of the contest for although the juniors scored first) they secured a lead which they held until the end of it. The half ended with the score 13 to 9. The second period was more exciting than the first one. The 1913 five showed even better team work and with it were soon able to tie the score and then to secure a lead which they kept up to the close of the game. The freshmen were near gaining once when they tied the score. However the closeness of the final score shows that future con tests between these two teams will be very interesting. The line-up:— 1913—24 1915-22 Reel (Erwm) f Zimmerman Mabee f Crawford Murphy c Crouse (Walton) (Hay) Karcher g Spangler Hoffman g Metzgar Field Goals:—Evvrin; MabeejMurphy, 5; Karcher, 4; Zimmerman, 4; Craw ford, 2; Hay, Walton, Metzgar, 2. Foul goals:—Mabee 2 out of 6; Zimmer man 2 out of G. Referee Binder, 14. Notice 111 Twenty-five dollars in cash, be longing to Mr. Buchman was lost on the Campus between Old Main and the Post Office- The finder will con fer a favor, by kindly returning the money to the Y. M. C. A. Room. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE COLLEGE BOY’S WEDDING. Y. M. C. A. Performance to be Bril- liant. Washington’s Birthday the’Date of Show. The play to be given this year by the combined Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. of the college stands on its own merits. It is well known throughout the East as one of the best amateur plays ever staged. It is full of humor and many situa tions such as delight our hearts. The action opens in New Eng land, and shortly we have the col lege man from Boston falling in love with the charming country girl, Ruth. Ultimately there is a quarrel, followed by a a separation. Five years later, in the Adirondacks, the young hus band meets his wife who is now a charming society favorite and what follows will be disclosed in the Auditorium Feb. 22. Uncle Josh Hedges, Prof. Tickle pitcher, naturalist, Ned and Ted Clearfield, Weary Bill, Ezekial, Ruth, her mother Tranquility, and many others will make us laugh and sigh in turn. There is to be a chorus of thirty people in which there are fifteen stunning young women of the college. Many of those who made such a success of last year’s "College Widow” will be found among this year’s cast. Not the least of these will be the author of those lingering lines “If this audience were a maiden fair,” as Prof. Ticldepitcher, a naturali-t who unburdens colossal words and phrases upon us. The fact that Mr. Giles Stuart Brodock, one of the best known coaches in the business, has charge of the production assuies to a great extent the success of the play. The prices of the tickets will be 75, 50, and 35 cents. Tickets for members of the faculty will be on sale at the Co-op, Friday evening, Feb. 16 from 7 to 8. The student sale opens at the Business Office at 6:30, Saturday night, Feb. 17. Buried—The Hatchet. The following article appeared recently m the "Orange and Blue” of Bucknell University, and it rep resents the true spirit of the sane, friendly feeling which should exist between that institution and Penn State: “Dr. Sparks’ visit to Buck nell last week may be looked upon as another step toward cementing the bonds of friendship between State and Bucknell and toward burying the hatchet between these former hostile, now friendly, ath letic rivals. As Dr. Sparks remark ed while here, the old tim-’ scraps of the days when State and Buck nell clashed at Williamsport are now of the past. ‘A different spirit,’ said he, ‘exists between these neighboring institutions today.’ “The hearty reception accorded Dr. Sparks was commendable. All who heard him speak could not but feel keen delight in his forceful oratory, his subtle wit and his genial personality. This is the first time a Bucknell audience has had lhe opportunity of listening to Dr. Sparks but it is to be hoped that it will not be the last. Choir Trials. The trills for the choir which were postponed from last week will be held on Saturday, at 6:30 in the Auditorium. Post Testum —not a new break fast food.