Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, February 15, 1912, Image 1

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    Penn State
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
“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
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.
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
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.
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
Post Testum —not a new break
fast food.