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VOLUME 8 NUMBER 20
Varsity Five Wins All Home Games
and Two Out of Seven On Foreign
Floors. A Complete Summary of
The Penn State 1911-12 basket
ball season which opened at home
last December 3 and closed at
South Bethlehem on February 24
was a success, our well balanced
varsity team winning eight ont of
thirteen games played. Albright,
Pittsburgh Collegians, Mont Alto,
Franklin and Marshall, Gettysburg
and Bucknell bowed to us in the
Armory while teams representing
New York University and West
Point fell before the sturdy State
men on their own floor. On the
road the team lost to Manhattan,
St. Johns, Bucknell (awarded),
Swarthmore and Lehigh.
Penn State gained a one-point
victory over Albright College in the
opening home game. A week later
the team took its first Eastern trip
which resulted in two victories and
two defeats. The New York Uni
versity was vanquished by a single
point and the Army downed 30 to
16, this being State’s first basketball
victory over West Point. In the
game with Manhattan, che New
Yorkers took a brace in the latter
part of the contest tieing the score
and in an extra five minute period
literally snatched victory from our
men. St. John’s well earned 25 to
17 victory over State was due to
their good shooting and superior
floor work. -
The team then returned home for
five games, the Pittsburgh Col
legians being the first of the five
teams doomed to fall before the
Blue and White. Captain Cam
bell’s Collegians put up a wonder
ful fight in the first half but went to
pieces in the second period and lost
the game 37 to 17. „ ' Then our
varsity clearly outplayed the Mont
Alto Academy team in a one sided
game which ended in a 41 to 27
score. State used its varsity in the
first half against Franklin and Mar
shall and an entire substitute team
in the second half and easily defeat
ed the Quintet from Lancaster in a
loosely played game. Penn State’s
five was invincible in the thrilling
and sensational game with Gettys
burg and won 43 to 14. The final
home game was played with Buck
nell on February 16. On this date
the Lewisbmgers were outclassed
in an intensely interesting geme in
which roughness predominated.
The element of, hard luck seemed
to cling to our team during its sec
ond and final trip. The Bucknell
game came to an abrupt ending just
five minutes previous to the sound
ing of the final gong as a result of
the Bucknell students swarming up
on the floor. . The strong Swarth
more team defeated us after a hard
struggle 22 to 20 in a game in which
fouls played a very important part.
Swarthmore caged twelve foul goals
and State six; The season was then
closed at South Bethlehem with Le
high as apponents. Our team play
ed well but Lehigh nosed us out of
a victory by a single field goal.
The success of our varsity five is
due largely to Hermann T 2 who
gave a great deal of his time to
coaching the men. Shore ’l3 suc
cessfully captain the team while
Gordon T2' who was the success
ful manager. The forward
positions were well taken care of by
Craig and Park while Shore, Blythe
and Mauthe covered the guard
positions in best possible manner.
Hartz and Wilson proved to be
good material and jumped center
in league style. Other men who
figured prominently in the develop
ing of our varsity basketball team
were Hay, Wright, Walton, Sayre
. Summary of 1911-12, basketball
Dec. 3, Penn State 32, Albright
31, State College.
Dec. 13, Penn State 19, New
York University 18, New York
Dec., 14, Penn State 19, Manhat
tan 22, New York City.
Dec. 15, Penn State 17, St. John’s
25, New York City.
Dec. 16, Penn State 30, West
Point 16, West Point.
Jan. 12, Penn State 37, Pittsburg
Collegians 17, State College.
Jan. 19, Penn Stale 41, Mont Al
to 27, State College.
Feb. 2, Penn State 33, Franklin &
Marshall 20, State College.
Feb. 8, Penn State 43, Gettysburg
14, State College.
Feb. 16, Penn State 35, Bucknell
17, State College.
Feb. 22, Bucknell Awarded
Game 21-14, Lewisburg.
Feb. 23, Penn State 20, Swarth
more 22, Swarthmor-.
Feb. 24, Penn State 33, Lehigh
35, South Bethlehem.
Games won 8. Games lost 5.
German Play Attendance.
The German department desires
to express its hearty appreciation
_for | th l , v l T nap , nifi<;enr *which
greeted the German play rendered
under its direction last Thursday
evening. An apology is due to
those who received no progiams.
In view of the comparatively small
attendance in past years only five
hundred were printed, and distribut
ed at the door. The attendance is
estimated to have been at least
An apology is also due to those
who received programs and found a
number of ludicrous errois in them.
In the rush and excitement of the
last days of preparation, the proof
in some unaccountable manner was
Professor Diemer in Philadelphia.
Professor Diemer took part in a
discussion on the field to be cover
ed by the society recently formed
for the advancement of scientific
management. The society met at
Philadelphia yesterday. Among
the leading members jie: Messrs.
Fred W. Taylor, H. P. Gantt, F. B-
Gilbreth, William Kent, R. T. Kent,
Carl Barth, and other engineers who
have made a study of industrial
Lecture on Saturday.
After] the wrestling meet this
Saturday night, Edgar J. Banks, Ph.
D. of Greenfield, Mass., will give an
illustrated lecture on “Arabia, the
Desert, and the Bedouins”. This is
one of the free lecture series.
The Easter Vacation
will begin Wednesday, April 3rd,
at 11:10 a. m„ and will end Wednes
day, April 10th, at 1:20 p. w.
Penn State has secured Mr.
Walter Manning for baseball coach
this year. Manning'is the old New
York American League pitcher and
his teachings are expected to
materially strengthen our varsity
Japanese Glide. Auditorium.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., MARCH 7, 1912
PENN STATE WINS MEET
Lehigh Defeated 13-3 In Fast
Wrestling Meet—Visitors Get Only
One Decision and One Lraw.
AEtcr gaining viclories over
Piincetan and Penn ihe Lehigh
wrestling team met deteat at the
hands of the Blue and White team
last Saturday night in the Armory.
Shollenbe.gei and Lamb each got a
fall, while Captain Lesh, Fulkman
and Very were give' decisions.
Jones lost to Cornell cn a decision
and the bput between Callender and
St. John was declared a draw.
Throughout the whole contest the
work of both teams was very fast
and aggressive. The -large ciowd
that was gathered to witness the
second home match thoroughly en
joyed and appreciate l the good
work of the wrestlers, and at the
same time had lots o fun at dif
ferent peiiods, this beirg particular
ly noticeable when in Lesh’s bout
Referee “Pop” Goldenwas fora min
ute pinned to the mat jy both men
while he was watching closely for
an attempted fall by Lesh. The
bout betivem Cox, of Lehigh, and
Lamb, of State, was .''robably the
most exciting heavy weight bout that
has been seen here. As is expected
the lightweights were very quick
and lasi, but to see t.ie exhibition
of wrestling as show; by Lamb
brought the whole cro.vd to its feet
and a continuous cheer was given to
the big freshman until he finally
won h,s first fall.
The contest was ru - ; A under Intc.--
c lilegiate Ruling, a fall counting
thi ee points, a decision two points,
and a draw one point. Full-Nel
son, strangle holds and hammer
locks were barred.
In the first bout between Herr,
Lehigh, and Jones, Penn State,
during the first nine minutes neither
man showed to advantage. Both
men broke several difficult holds in
this period, but neither could win a
decision until an additional three
minutes had been wiestled. The
judges gave the decision to Herr,
of Lehigh, on aggressiveness.
The result of the second bout,
the 125 pound class, at the end of
15 minutes, was declared a draw.
The greater part of this bout was
scent with the contestants grap
pling. Callender of Penn State
wiestled Captain St. John of Le
high. The decision of the judges
on a diaw counted one point for
Fulkman won a decision in the
135 pound class over Gatch of Le
high. The men grapped for 1 1-2
minutes, then Fulkman threw his
man to the mat. The State man
was on top for seven minutes. Had
the bout gone a few seconds longer,
Fulkman would undoubtedly have
gained a fall.
Shollenberger got the first fall of
the contest from Mait of Lehigh in
8 min. 22 sec. by a half Nelson,
Shollenborger threw Mart to the
mat in 1 min. The Lehigh man
was on the defense nearly all the
the time and showed his nerve sev
eral rimes by, resisting and breaking
In the 158 lbs. bout between
Veiy, Penn State, and Edwards.
Lehigh, the men ' were on their feet
for three minutes then went to the
mat, Very taking , the aggressive.
Edwards had the misfortune to dis
locate his left elbow while resisting
a chancery by Very .after wrestling
8 min. and 4 sec. Very' won the
bout by a decision.
Captain Less got a decision from
Watson, of Lehigh, in the 175 lb.
class. Lesh was stronger than his
opponent and was on top during
most of the mat work. Watson
was almost thiown twice by a com
bination of a leg and chancey hold
The real sensation of the evening
came in the last bout between Lamb
Penn State, and Cox, / ehigh. Lamb
secured a fall in 3 min. 52 sec. by
a half Nelson.
115 pound bout—Won by Herr
of Lehigh from Jones, Penn State,
decision, 12 min.
125 pound bout —Draw between
Captain St- John, Lehigh, and Cal
lender, Penn State, 15 min.
135 pound bout—Won ><y Fulk
man, Penn State, from Gatch, de
cision, 9 min.
145 pound bout—Won by Shol
lenberger, Penn State, Mart, Lehigh,
fall, S min. 22 sec.
158 pound bout—Won by Very,
Penn Stale, from Edwards, Lehigh,
decision, 9 min.
175 pound bout—Won by Capt.
Lesh, Penn State, from Watson, Le
high, decision, 9 min.
Heavy Weight class —Won by
Lamb, Penn State, from Cox, Le
high, fall, 3 mir.. 52 sec.
Deutscher Verein Presents Its An
nual One Hour Play To An In-
The distinctively German show,
given "under - the auspices of the
Deutscher Verein on Thursday
evening, Feb. 29, did not fail to
provide genuine amusement for the
many spectators gathered in the Au
ditorium as well as to show what
the Verein is able to accomplish in
the way o c entertainment.
The largest audience ever seen at
a German play—indeed it was a
large audience—was filled with
pleasuie throughout the entire per
foimance. There was much cause
to laugh. The nature of the play
fiom eveiy point of view prompted
laughter as much as the humorous
situations portrayed by the brilliant
actors. However seveial excellent
featmes which were plainly evident,
characterized the play, among
them being these —that each and
every actor was well fitted for his
particular part in the cast, that they
wcie all well coached, and that they
displayed much ability both in act
ing and in the use of the German
Several of the actors were well
known by their acting at previous
performances and naturally they
starred. But the impression gained
was that it was a well balanced com
Mr. Shyrock displayed all that
could be hoped of a true German as
“General Von Oberberg.” He act
ed in true German style, handled
thejanguage with such rare ability,
and exhibited such a maiked ca
pacity for liquid refreshments that
the audience could not resist the
temptation to hand him the “bacon”
in the form of a beautiful bouquet
upon his last appearance.
“Mathilde,” his. wife, was taken in
a very able manner by Miss Meereis.
Miss Ancona, as “Frida” the
daughter, exhibited the style of act
ing which has made her a favorite
not only in prei iuus German plays
but also in our other amateur per-
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
LIBERAL ARTS PLAY
Excellent Cast Scores Hit in Pro
duction on Saturday Night.
Great Part of Success Due to
Coaching of Prof. Dye,
Oliver Goldsmith’s "She Stoops
to Conquer” scored a unique suc
cess last Saturday night, when it
was presented by the Liberal Arts
Society to the State College lovers
of the drama. A full cast of nine
teen characters, all well adapted by
nature to their parts, rendered this
comedy as lively and as opportune
ly as it hail ever been five genera
tions ago. Miss Jean McNamey
and Miss Winifred Burrows, acting
the parts respectively of Mrs. Hard
castle and Miss Kate Hardcastle,
performed their parts with grace
and dexterity; while Miss Lawsing,
in the character of Miss Co-istance
Neville, pleased the audience with
the same high quality of dramatic
art as she displayed a week ago in
“The College Boy’s Wedding.”
On numerous occasions the audi
ence bellowed with laughter
through the perfectly natural way
in which “Young Marlow’’ and
"Tom Lumpkin’’—Mr. Gilligan and
Mr. Garrett —carrried out their
paits. Mr. Ross as “Mr. Hard
castle” and Mi. Russell as “George
Hastings,” came in for many a gen
erous applause from the audience.
It is to be regretted that the lim
its of this article forbid even a brief
comment on the several members
of the company who made the
production of the play so success
sul in the main and in detail. It is
just that commendation should be
meted out to the players as a
group, and not at all extravagant to
congratulate the Liberal Arts So
ciety upon its initial dip into the
dramatic sea. This resume would
be inadequate unless a word of
praise were awarded to the one man
who so patiently and persistently
worked amid embarassments and
against obstacles to make the play
drama of the Liberal Arts Society
an actuality. This man is none
other than Professor William S.
The Juniors Win Out.
The seniors were defeated in
basketball by the score of 26 to 21
on the Armory floor, Wednesday
evening, February 29. Just a short
while before this game, the seniors
had defeated the juniors by one
point in a very exciting contest so
that 1913 fought especially hard to
prevent defeat at the hands of the
seniors a second time.
Both teams were about evenly
matched and throughout the con
test the final result of the game was
never certain. 1912 was not defeated
until time was called. The juniors
seemed to be a shade better in goal
shooting and their victory can
probably, be credited to this
The game was clean and good,
fast'l’asketball predominating at all
times. The seniors led at the end
of the first half by the score of 16 to
14 but at the at the end of the
game 1913 was five points in the
At a meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Athletic Asso
ciation held on Monday evening,
the following men were awarded
the Varsity b. S. b.: — H. E. Shore,
Captain, F. H. Biythe, J. L. Mauthe,
P. H. Craig, B. L. Hartz.