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VOLUME 8 NUMBER 19
W. N. GOLDEN RESIGNS
Will Leave Penn State at Close of
Present School Year to Engage in
Business—Has Been Athletic Di
rector for Twelve Years.
Mr. W. N. Golden, Director of
Athletics at the Pennsylvania
State College for twelve years, has
resigned his position and will en
gage in the insurance business.
President Sparks has accepted the
resignation and the matter, will
he brought before the Trustees
of the college at an early‘date.
Mr. Golden will continue to act in
his official position at the college
until the close of the present col
Mr. Golden, before coming
here, was engaged in athletic club,
college and Y. M. C. A. fields,
respectively. When he first took
hold of affairs here in 1599, the
athletics of the institution v ere
in a much rundown condition.
The year before, Yale had beaten
11s in football, 44-0. and Penn had
scored a 47-0 victory; we were
.$l,BOO in debt, and had neither
credit nor money. The old men
were tired coming out for the
football team and when “Pop”
called for candidates on his first
feam, Scholl, Hewitt and Harris
were the only former ’varsity men
to report. In spite of the fact
that money for suits had not been
secured until the week before the
initial game and that football in
terest was at a minimum, new en
thusiasm was created and State
had a good team.
v-Titti the in srytiu'TviT.' uuiaeif
acted in the position of Physical
Director, as well as Director of
Athletics. Conditions in the gym
nasium were much different from
what we find now. The Armory
had been boarded up for two
years, about the only use having
been made of it being that of a
dining hall for training quarters.
But in 1899 new apparatus was
purchased and baths were in
Besides doing excellent work
for athletic teams and for individ
ual development, Mr. Golden has
been very influential in all im
provements in athletics and equip
ment made in the last twelve
years. After Vice President
Welsh had failed to secure the
$t5,000 for the establishment of
New Beaver Field from the Leg
islature, during a special trip to
Harrisburg, “Pop” presented the
absolute needs of such an addi
tional appropriation, the result
being that to-day we have one of
the very finest fields in the coun
try. Of Mr. Golden’s plans and
construction of New Beaver Field
“Mike” Murphy says, “The track
at State in a few years will be
one of the fastest in the state.”
Mr. Locke of the Pittsburgh club
after making a tour of inspection
finally planned the diamond on
Forbes Field exactly in accordance
,with the plans of the diamond
Within the last twelve years
many sports have been added to
our list. Wrestling was intro
duced by Mr. Golden for the prin
cipal reason that a substitute for
the “annual campus rush” had
to be made. Many ideas for the
improvement of the students have
been advanced and fostered by
him, the principal ones being the
construction of the new baseball
grandstand, a swimming pool, an
indoor cage, a bath house and a
substantial home for our ath
letes. And more important than
these with respect to the national
idea of athletics, Mr. Golden has
started a widespread feeling in
The National Collegiate Athletic
association toward the injustice
of not making a distinction be
tween the athletic student and the
In losing Mr. Golden as di
rector of athletics, the college has
lost a man who has done much
toward placing our athletics on
the high standing which is now
occupied. In connection with fu
ture business with the Phoenix
Mutual Insurance Co. of Hart
ford, Mr. Golden will have the
support and best wishes from
thousands of alumni and students
of Penn State. J
Dedication Week Program of
St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal
Church—Many Prominent Speak,
ers and Special Events.
The fine new Methodist Episco
pal church, recently completed, will
be formally given over to divine
service on next Sunday evening,
March 3, at 7:30 p. m., by Bishop
McDowell, of Chicago, who will
preach the dedication sermon.
Rev. J. McKendree Reiley, pastor
of the new church, has prepared a
“dedication week program” which
will take place during the week
from March 3 to March 10.
Bishop McDowell will preach on
Sunday at the morning service at
10 o’clock, and at Sunday school
the young people will be addressed
by President Eveland, of Philadel-
phia, and Kev. E. K. HeckmanToF
Bloomsburg. On Monday evening
Bishop McDowell will lecture on
“The Far East.” Mr. S. Dwight
Smith, of Pittsburgh will give an
organ recital Thursday evening, and
the Benjamin Gill Memorial Organ
will be dedicated by Prof. F. L.
Every other night of the week
there will be religious meetings, and
among the speakers are Rev. A. S.
Fasick, of Harrisburg, Rev. B. H.
Mosser, of Huntingdon, Rev. W. P.
Shriner. Local ministers will also
give addresses. On Sunday, March
10, Rev. Robert Tobias will preach
at morning and evening services.
During the following week evange
listic services will be held in the
church. To all of these services
the public is cordially invited.
Powerful speakers will be heard,
and arrangements have been made
for special music at the services.
THE GERMAN PLAY.
Tonight at 8:15 in the Audi
Faculty, students, and other peo
ple of consequence, we do not in
sert this to praise “Post Festum,”
but merely to call the attention of
our readers to the fact, that this
little playlet will be played tonight.
It‘will well be worth your while
to come—if you ever studied Ger
man you should come, because you
will understand the whole produc
tion —if you were not fortunate
enough to indulge in such a pas
time, come anyway, for a complete
English synopsis will be given of
The tickets will be on sale before
8 o'clock at the box office. There
are no reserved seats—so come and
take any seat in the house.
At the mass meeting last week it
was voted to pay $lOOO to secure
the services of "Bull” McCleary as
fpotball coach for next fall.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., FEBRUARY 29, 1912
YALE LOSES TO STATE
Skill and Strength of Blue and
White Wrestlers Too Much for
the Easterners—Captain Lesh,
Shollenberger and Park Secure
Before the largest - crowd that
ever gathered in the Armory to
witness an athletic contest the Penn
State wrestling team defeated Yale
last Saturday night by a score of
six to one. Our team last week
more than duplicated the splendid
work of last year at Ya'e where the
final score was four to three in our
favor. The seating arrangements
in the Armory were good and com
fortably accommodated the large
audience-which was composed of a
large number of house party guests
and visitors from surrounding towns
besides almost the en ire student
The contest was officiated in ex
ceptionally good form, Mr. J. Y.
Cameron being referee and Winter
of Yale and Lewis of S rate judges-
The double-Nelson, strangle-lock,
and hammer-lock holds were bar
red. Each bout counted one point,
whether won by fall or decision
Falls on mat were the only ones
In the first bout between Park, of
State,and Breslan.of Yale, after one
and one half minutes of grappling,
Breslan threw Park to the mat. Bres
lan was aggressive for a short
time but Park secured a chancery and
■front-Nelson hold oft “hijTbppbhenf
and won a fall in 2 min. 21 sec.
Park worked carefully in the first
part of his bout but certainly show
ed the result of good coaching
when, the chance being given, the
new light-weight won his first fall
on the home mat.
The second bout, the 125 pound
class, was between Callendar of
State and Nute of Yale. The men
were so evenly matched that two
extra periods of three minutes each
were required before the decision
was finally given to the Penn State
man. During the entire period of
15 minutes the men only went to
the mat for about 30 seconds.
Fulkman was given the decision
over Calver of Yale in the 135
pound class. Nearly all of the first
seven minutes was spent in grappl
ing, but Fulkman then threw his op
ponent to the mat. Two holds
each were taken by the men but
they were all broken by spirited
skill and endurance. Fulkman got
the decision on aggressiveness.
Shollenberger won the 145 pound
class by a fall in 3 min. 8 sec. from
Little. As in all previous bouts
Shollenberger showed his mastery
of the game when he took the
aggressive after two minutes of
grappling and threw Little heavily
to the mat. The fall |was won by
a bar-lock and Nelson hold.
The bout between 1 Avery, of
Yale,and Very, of Penn S'ate, in
the 158 pound class, was the best
of the evening. Three extra min
utes were required and even then
the officials could not decide to
whom the title belonged. The men
were of almost similar build and
equal strength and wrestled,
in many ways, a remarkable bout.
Referee Cameron finally gave a
very close decision to Avery on
aggressiveness shown 1 during the
first period. j
Captain Lesh in the light heavy
weight bout with Newberry showed
greater strength and won his bout by
a fall from Newberry .The contestants
went right to the mat, Lesh show
ing aggressiveness. Newberry
broke two crotch holds in first the
seven minutets. The Penn State
leader won his fall by a combina
tion of leg and chancery hold.
In the final bout of the evening
Lamb of State got the decision
over Captain Perry of Yale. The
State man went to the mat
with Perry under' him within a half
minute of the start. Lamb worked
harder than ever before and show
ed wonderful improvement in form
Lamb was on top for seven minutes
and was given the decision.
115 pound bout—Won by Park,
State, fall, 2 min. 21 sec.
125 pound bout—Won by Cal
lender, Stare, decision, 15 min.
135 pound bout —Won by Fulk
man, State, decision, 9 min.
145 pound bout —Won by Shol
lenberger, State, fall, 3 min. 8 sec.
158 pound bout —Won by Avery,
Yale, decision, 12 min.
175 pound bout,—Won by Capt.
Lesh, State, fall, 8 min. 25 sec.
Heavy weight class —Won by
Lamb, State, decision.
GET TO THIS BIG SHOW
You Cannot Afford to Miss the
One Best Bet of the Season.
Everyone Needs It.
Attention studes, one and all.
Unless you want to leave college
■With a lasting regret tor having
missed the greatest attraction of the
college year of 1911-12, dig down
in your jeans immediately and make
tracks for W. P. Stamm and get a
choice =.eat for the show next Sat
urday night in the Auditorium.
The Liberal Arts Society will pro
duce, on that night one of the most
laughable farces that has ever been
written, Oliver Goldsmith’s “She
Stoops to Conquer.” REMEMBER
FELLOWS, THIS IS A REAL
The cast for this performance is
an exceptionally strong one. Some
of the members of the company
are old favorites; some are new
ones. All are good. Miss Bur
rows, who was such a hit as the
athletic girl last year will have the
part of Kate Hardcastle, the girl
who stoops to conquer; Miss Mc-
Narney will keep you in a roar
as the nervous, Mrs. Hardcastle;
Miss Lawsing will win new honors
in the part of Miss Neville; Mr.
Ross is a hit as the irritable, fussy
old Mr. Hardcastle, and Messrs.
Gilligan and Russel as the prospec
tive husbands of the two girls will
show just how you ought to go
about it to win that "queen” whose
picture hangs over your study table,
or rests in your watch case, or over
your heart. Garrett as a Tony Lump
kin, the mischief-making son of
Mrs. Hardcastle promises a laugh
every minute he is on the stage.
Then there are others, but we can
not tell you all. Come loosen up,
and see the best show of the season.
Remember it is a real show with
real actors and actorines.
The play will not begin until
after the wrestling meet, so that you
will get an opportunity to see the
whole thing. The tickets are now
on sale; the prices are reasonable,
do not let such a chance pass.
Review of basketball season in
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Penn State Ended Season by Los
ing Close Game to Lehigh—Buck
nell and Swartbmore Also Play-
The Penn State Quintet opened
its three game basketball trip last
Thursday night, with Bucknell as
opponents. The first score of the
Bucknell game came as a result of
Blythe’s neatly executed shot from
the center of the floor. Bucknell,
however, soon gained the lead
which it retained until the break
ing up of the game just five minutes
previous to the ringing of the final
bell. The first half ended with an
eleven to eight score in favor of the
On Friday night the team lost
after a hard struggle to the strong
Swarthmore College Five by the
score of 22 to 20 in a cleanly played
game. Our varsity, as a whole,
showed ability and cleverness in
following and recovering the ball.
Hartz was the individual hero, his
covering of Gilchrist being especial
ly good. State scored three goals
from the floor in the first half
against Swarthmore’s two, and four
in the second half against Swarth
more’s three. Gilchrist’s twelve
successful foul goals, however, were
sufficient to overbalance the extra
points gained by the superior floor
work of our men, and to bring
victory to his team. Baker, the
regular Swarthmore forward was
absent from the game as a result of
injuries received in an earlier'game.
Funston, the ex-State captain, and a
number of State Alumni attended
the game and were tremendously
applauded after giving the State
The team was excellently receiv
ed at Lehigh, being tendered all the
comforts possible. Crichton, of
Lehigh, played strong offensively
during the first half caging the ball
four times. The State t?am played
well but was handicapped by the
small 'floor and lost the game 35 to
to 33. The score at the end of the
first half was a tie 19 to 19.
At Lewisburg, Feb. 22.
Penn State 14 Bucknell 21
Craig (Shore) f Fulmer
Park f Bartholomew
Hartz f c Fisher
Blythe I g Zehner
Mauthe (Wilson) g Schaffner
Field goals—Blythe, 3; Park, Mauthe,
Fulmer, 3; (Bartholomew, Fisher, Zeh
Foul goalsj-Shore, 4 out of 6; Bar
tholomew 7 dut of 15. Referee Hogg,
Penn State 20 Swarthmore 22
lore, Feb. 23.
Park (Shore) f Mitchell
Craig f (Smith) Weaver
Hartz c Gilchrist
Mauthe g Gigg
Blythe g Smith
Field goals—Craig, 2; Mauthe, 2;
Blythe, Park, Hartz, Gigg, 3; Gilchrist,
Mitchell, Foul goals—Shore, 6 out of
9. Gilchrist, 12 out of 18.
Time—Two 20 minute halves. Ref
At South Bethlehem, Feb. 21.
Peon State 33 Lehigh 35
Shore (Park) f Crichton
Craig f White
Hartz c Muthart
Blythe g Cook
Mauthe g Cole
Field goals—Blythe. 4; Craig, 4;
Mauthe, 2; Hartz, Crichton, 5, White,
3; Muthart, 3; Cook. Foul goals—
Shore, 6 out of 9. Craig, 3 out of 5.
Muthart, 11 out of 20. Two 20 minute
halves. Referee Mitchell, Allentown
Y. M. C. A.
“She Stoops to Conquer/’ and
you should be there to see her.