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.VOLUME 8 NUMBER 21
PENN STATE WINS
Blue and White Team Scores 6-1
Victory—Captain Lesh, Very,
Shollenberger and Lamb Get
Coach Ed Lewis’ team of wrest
lers won the first of two scheduled
contests with the -University of
Pennsylvania last Saturday night in
the Armory. The six to one vic
tory over Penn in the lost home
contest in this year was even better
than could have been expected by
the most enthusiastic of the large
audience present. The visitors
made a good fight, but in all ex
cepting the close bout between
Williams, Penn, and McNamee,
Penn State, our men seemed to be
stronger and more aggressive.
Park won by a decision from
Franklin, Penn, in 12 minutes in the
115 pound class. The first period
was spent in grappling, the men not
going to the mat once. Park won
on aggressiveness shown in the ex
tra three minute period.
The second bout, 125 pound
class, between Williams, Penn, and
McNamee was very evenly wrestled
during the whole nine minutes.
The men grappled for two minutes,
then went to the mat with Williams
on top. McNamee broke a neck
hold in the early part of the mat
work that would have thrown a
weaker man. The decision was
given to Williams on aggressive-
Karcher defeated Boyd, Penn, in
the 135 pound class. This was
Karcher’s first varsity bout and he
showed to advantage by being on
top for six minutes and by throw
ing Boyd to the mat in one half a
minute. The bout was won by a
The most interesting contest of
the meet was won by Shollenberger
over Captain Mellon of Pennsyl
vania. In defeating Mellon, the
Penn State man gained a fall from
an opponent who had previously
beaten the intercollegiate champion
in the 135 pound class. Shollen
berger’s fall was the result of a bar
and body lock hold. Time was 6
minutes, 12 seconds.
Very secured a fall from Sharp
of Penn in the 158 pound class.
Both men were very fast and sever
al times brilliant foot work was
shown by each. After two. min
utes Very went to the mat and was
on top the greater part of
the time. Very won a fall by a
chancery and body-lock in 4
minutes, 5 seconds.
Captain Lesh threw Bisbee of
Penn in 1 minute, 14 seconds. Bis
bee was on the defense all the time.
Lesh’s bout in the light heavy
weight class was the shortest that
has been wrestled this year. The
Blue and White captain had a leg
and chancery hold.
In the heavy weight class Lamb
also got a fall. Hogg, of Penn, was
thrown by a front Nelson and
body-hold in 3 minutes, 20 seconds.
Each bout counted one point,
whether won by a decision or fall.
The music furnished by the Cadet
Band was appreciated by all who
saw the contest.
Summary : Penn State 6, Penn 1.
115 pound class—Won by Park,
State, from Franklin, Penn, decis
ton. Time, 12 minutes.
125 pound class —Won by Wil
liams, Penn, from McNamee, State,
decision. Time, 9 minutes.
135 pound class —Won by Karch
er, State, from Boyd, Penn, decis
ion. Time, 9 minutes.
145 pound class —Won by Shol
lenberger, State, from Capt. Mellon,
Penn, fall. Time, 6 minutes, 12 sec
onds. Bar and body-lock. '
158 pound class—Won by Very,
State, from Sharp, Penn, fall
Time, 4 minutes, 5 seconds. Chanc
ery and body-lock.
175 pound class —Won by Capt.
Lesh, State, from Bisbee, Penn,
fall. Time, 1 minute, 14 seconds.
Chancery and leg hold.
Pleavy weight class—Won by
Lamb, State, from Hogg, Pt nn, fall.
Time, 3 minutes, 20 seconds. Front
Nelson and body hold.
Referee, W. N. Golden. Timers,
Moor, Penn, and Kiefer, Penn State.
Penn State Minstrels Begin Prepa
ration for Their Annual Show.
The attention of the student
body is called to the fact that the
final trials foi the Pharsonians will
be held this evening at 6:30 in Mc-
Allister Hall. Any student wheth
er fieshman or senior is eligible.
All positions are decided by com
petition. The spring show will be
held April 26. The services of Mr.
C. M. Couch, of Pittsburgh, who
has coached the show very success
fully in the past, have again been
secured and he will have charge of
the practice this evening. All
those who aie talented as soloists
or those who have in mind some
specialty uiged to be present'
Watch the bulletin boards for
Save Cast-Off Clothing.
The ladies of the St. Margaret’s
Guild hope the students are keep
ing the cast-off winter clothing for
the Gienfell Association of Labia
dor. A collection will be made as
soon as the weather is warm.
Dr. If. A. Noble, the president of
Dickinson college, is allowing the
young women of that college many
rights which they were deprived of
under the past administration. The
co-eds of that college aie now al
lowed to attend college dances pio
vided such social affairs do not in
terfere with their studies.
The physical welfare of the stud
ents at the Univeisity of Wisconsin
in considered exceedingly import
ant. At this university there is a
physical staff composed of twenty
one persons whose salaries ag
gregate $40,000 per year.
Libeial Arts Society—Friday,
7:00 p. m. in Room K, Library.
At the mass meeting on Wednes
day morning the students voted
that only the senior members of rhe
baseball team should be allowed
their uniforms upon graduation.
Dean Weber addressed the Penn
State Civic club at a meeting held
last night in the Engineering Build-
Don’t miss the game which de
cides the championship in Interclass
Basketball on Saturday night.
Fellows consider carefully the
bt sketball situation ahd present
your ideas at the mass meeting
next Wednesday night. Its up to
everybody to be theie and its more
important than the “movies."
Hear Dr. Riis the “Battle of the
Slums” next Saturday evening.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., MARCH 14, 1912
Important Mass Meeting Will be
Held Next Week—Pioposition on
Foot to Make Baskeiball a Min-
Next Wednesday evrning an im
portant mass meeting will be held in
the Old Chapel to d’sciss the ques
tion of basketball. As this branch
of sport is now run the Athletic As
sociation loses a great deal of mon
ey that leally is not doing very
much to advance our standing in
athletic relations among the eastern
universities. Last season the loss
was six hundred dollais, and this
year the deficit was about five hun
dred dollars. Due to low guaran
tees the basketball team is com
pelled to make long trips, playing
several teams on each trip. The
guarantees are not enough to carry
the sufficient number oE substitutes
and as a rule only se\ en men are
taken. The result when someone gets
hurt and someone else s taken out,
is that our team loses to a smaller
team and our reputation is hun..
The managemertt has been unable to
schedule big games at State College
simply because of financial reasons.
Thus for the last four years very
few of what might be called the big
games of the schedule are really
played at home. In this way our
team is forced to meet the strong
est rivals on strange floors and
away from the influence of the stu
dent body. The great majority of
games scheduled at State College
does’ the college Vet y little
good to win. Considering
the present basketball relations,
it is doubtful whether it is for the
best interests of the college to con
tinu-, even for another year, in the
The proposition that must be set
tled Wednesday evening involves
the interest of every wide awake
man in the college. Ihe question
may be settled in two ways. Eith'
er the spoil will continue as it has
for the last few years m which the
student body is unable to see the
best games, or basketball will be
made a minor -sport. In the latter
rase bv charging a small .nominal
admission fee, it would be possible
to play Penn, Columbia, Cornell and
othci large teams just as it was
possible to arrange wrestling meets
with big teams this winter. Wheth
er we aie going to continue in the
future to advance basketball as a
sport worthy of support or whether
by letting it crawl along as it
promises to do now, is the problem
that will be placed before the stud
ent body next week. ‘
On Saturday afternoon, March 30
the freshman class will give a public
exhibition drill in the Armory.
Last year a similar affair was very
The Penn State baseball team
opens its season with the University
of South Carolina at Columbia, S.
C. on April 3. Carnegie Tech will
be the first home attraction on
April 13. • - j
The intei collegiate athletic (cham
pionships will be decided 1 on Frank
lin Field, Philadelphia', May 31 and
March 23 is the 1 date of the an
nual sophomore—freshmen basket
ball game. ,V. , .
Prof. Pattec will lecture on “Maik
Twain,” Thuisday at 4:20 p. m. in
the Old Chapel. 1 ':
Three Meets at Home. Effort Be
ing Made to Secure Pitt or W.
and J. for Open Date.
Manager Gordon has completed
an interesting list for meets for the
spring track season. May 4is still
open and negotiations are under way
for a meet either with the Uni
versity of Pittsburg or Washington
and Jefferson College, to fill that
A call has been made for track
candidates and about 40 men have
reported. Under the supervision of
Prof. Wright, they are running and
practicing every afternoon. All
those who have done any running
are urged to report daily at 4:10 p.
m., at'the Track House.
The schedule follows: —
April 25—Penn Relays at Phila
May 4 —Open.
May 11 —Colgate at Colgate.
May 18 —Dickinson at State.
May 25 —Pennsylvania Intercol
legiates at Harrisburg.
June I—lntercollegiate1—Intercollegiate Meet at
June 10—Carnegie Tech at State.
Additional Donation to Track
The following donations have
been made to the Track House Bene
fit fund, making a total of $169.70
in addition to gifts of merchandise
Ray D. Gilliland $5.00, J. P.
Aikens $5.00, Geo. T. Graham
$2.00, W. W. Stephens $2.00, J. P.
Hagman $3.00, Harvey Bros.
$5.00, Dr. P. H. Dale $5.00, Dr.
Wilber Kipe, $5.00, J. C. Sheffler
$3.00, E. E. Shuey $2.00, L. D.
Fye $3.00, H. M. Myers $2.00,
E.L.Graham & Co. $3.00, H.A .Sau
ersss.oo, Dr.W. S.Glenn $5.00, Nit
tany Printing & Publishing Co.,
$5.00, Claude Smith, one rug, W.
W. Smith, photographs .of athletic
teams, Sheasly and Gentzel, frames
for above photographs. The above
extra donations amount to $62.
Juniors and Freshmen Defeated,
In two most exciting games of in
terclass basketball the sophomores
downed the juniors by the score 30
to 24, while the seniors easily won
from the freshmen a 33 to 17 vic
tory last Tuesday evening. The
last game of the season between
1912 and 1914 is to be played on
Saturday night. If the seniors win
this game, they will tie with the
sophomores for first place; if they
lose, 1914 will be interclass cham
Wrestlers Leave for Penn Meet.
The Penn State wrestling team
will leave for Philadelphia Thurs
day at 11:50.. This return contest
with the University of Pennsylvania
on Friday night will be the last for
our team. Park, McNamee, Fulk
man, Shollenberger, Very, Captain
Lesh and Lamb will wrestle their
They say -. Its a Bear.
Freshman-Sophomore Game Mar. 23,
Keep in mind the coming class
scrap—the annual Sophomore-
Freshmen basketball game on Sat
urday March, 23 at the Armory.-
Admissiou 25 cents.
“The Breaking Point”,
According to the Boston Globe of
February 24, “The Breaking Point”
by Professor Fred Lewis Pattee is
one of the ten best selling books of
fiction in Boston.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Friday Night in the Auditorium the
Thespians Will Produce the
Brilliant Two Act Musical Come-
dy, “The Commandant.”
The show this year should be
especially interesting to every State
man as it is the first time the Thes
pians have ever produced an
original show written exclusively for
them by a Penn State man. Mr.
James Gibbs ’O5, of Harrisburg is
the author of the comedy.
The coach has been working with
his proteges for the past six weeks
and the acting and dancing, as pre
viously stated, will surpass that of
any other musical show given by
The first scene is laid in Ameri
ca, and in fact, at our Alma Mater.
It portrays one of the former com
mandants of cadets at a comman
dant dance in masque costume.
Report has it that the old com
mant’s son will be commanding
officer at the college next year,
however, we are sure that he will
not equal in fame and notoriety,
The Thespians Commandant of
Friday evening. Come and see
Students, if you want to get a
line on a • new dance to spring on
the fair ones at Easter time, be on
hand on Friday evening and see
the “Japanese Glide” and the “Cam
el Ride.” The "Turkey Trot” and
“Bunny Wiggle” and “Gorilla Hug”
are poor as compared to the Glide
The scenery for the first act has
been prepared in the Thespian stu
dio at Penn State. That of the
second act has been imported by
the “Hong Took” Importing and
The Joseph Boyenski company of
Philadelphia. The temples, gar
dens, flowers, and lanterns ate all
very Japaneseish and there is sure
a marked tendency of the spectator
to “float” over to the sunny islands
on Friday evening. The sensuous
odors and flambuoyant colors of
old Japan run riot.
Dull care will have no place on
the program, but fun, jollity, and
good fellowship are on the job
every minute starting at 8:15 p. m.
The splendid ensemble of the en
tire company is delirious, beautiful
as well as remarkable. Come and
look it over it for yourself.
Professor Magruder Lectured.
Professor William T. Magruder,
Professor of Mechanical Engineer
ing, Ohio State University, spent
several days at the college last
week examining the courses and
methods, particularly in connection
with the School of Engineering.
He has been given a leave of
absence this year and is spending
the time inspecting the work of the
engineering schools throughout the
During his stay here, Professor
Magruder delivered an able address
before the senior engineers on “The
Development of Mechanical Eng
ineering in the Year 1911.”
Cornell Wins Mile Relay.
At the triangular one mile relay
held last Saturday night in connec
tion with the Pittsburgh A. A. meet,
Cornell took first place with Penn
second and Michigan third. The
time for the winners was 3 minutes
40 and 3-5 seconds.
They say : Its a Bear.