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VOLUME 8 NUMBER 24
THE SOUTHERN TRIP
Team Has Successful Trip, Winning
Four Out of Six Games—Blythe
Stars at Bat, While Wardwell
Shows Up Well in the Box.
Despite the fact that Coach Man
ning and Captain Eberlein had but
five of last year’s varsity as a
nucleus around which to build this
year’s team and the additional
drawback of not being able to get
any out of door practice before
leaving for the Easter week trip, our
team made a good showing by win
ning four of the six regularly
scheduled games. They also defeat
ed the Columbia, S. C. team of the
South Atlantic League in a practice
, game. The offensive strength ex
hibited on the trip was the note
worthy feature, for our victories
were mainly due to hard consistent
hitting. Blythe led with the stick
with fourteen hits in six games.
He was closely followed by Captain
Eberlein and Crawford. Among
the new men, Crawford in right
field and Wardwell in the box look
to be the “finds” of the season.
The team arrived at Columbia,
S. C., on Tuesday, April 2, and de
feated the South Atlantic League
team in a practice game by a score
of 9 to 3. Injuries received in
practice by Blythe and Crawford
together with the indisposition of
Craig and McKibben, caused our
team to be in poor condition for the
first regularly scheduled contest
■ —with die "University or South Caro
lina. They lost in a hard hitting
game by a score of 7 to 11, but
evened up matters by winning from
the same team the following day, 8
to 7. On Friday we won from A.
and M. College at West Raleigh. N.
C., by the score of 7 to 2 in the best
played game of the trip. Staunton
Military Institute went down to de
feat at Staunton, Va., on Saturday,
14 to 2. On Monday we lost to
Washington and Lee at Lexington,
Va., by a score of 6 to 3, while we
won from the same team on Tues
day in the last game of the trip.
Score: 6 to 2. The scores of the
Easter week trip follow:
April 3 at Columbia, S. C.
Penn State 001030210 7 9 5
U. ofS. C. 20 00 40 Ilx 11 12 1
BaLteries: Wardwell, Liebert and
Henderson; McGowan and Owen.
April 4 at Columbia, S. C.
R II E
Penn State 022400000 8 10 S
U. oCS. C. 000600100 7 8 2
April 5 at West Raleigh, N. C.
A. and M. R II O A E
Farmer, rf 0 0 3 0 0
Seibert, p - 0 0 4 1 1
Hartsell, ss 0 2 12 0
Robertson, cf 1110 0
Patton, 2b 0 2 2 2 0
Stall'ord, lb 0 12 0 0
Jaynes, c 0 12 6 0
Puge, lb 0 0 10 0 1
Spear, 3b 112 10
April 6 at Staunton, Va,
R II E
Penn State 3030 3 0 0 5 14 14 2
S. M. A. 1000 0 0 1 0 2 5 4
Batteries : Liebert and Henderson;
Brunson and Rosenboger.
April 8 at Lexington, Va.
R H E
Penn State 000000012 8 0 4
W. and L. 000100500 6 7 1
Batteries : Whitney and Henderson;}
Tompkins and Donahue.
April 9 at, Loxington, Va.
R II E
Penn State 000411000 6 8 1
W. and L. 00101 0 0 0 0 3 5 3
Batteries : Wardwell and Henderson;
Malcolm and Donahue.
FRESHMEN WIN FLAG SCRAP.
1915 Defends the Flag Without Much
Trouble—Sophomores Put Up a
A few minutes before five o’clock
on Monday morning the freshmen
brought their pole and flag upon the
campus and planted them to the
tear of the New Green House.
They had little trouble in carrying
their pole upon the guarded terri
tory from a nearby barn, for the
sophomores were ralher lax in their
guarding after a night of it in the
rain and storm.
Although the flag was floating
over the heads of a goodly number
of staunch 1915 men ready to de
fend it, at 5:15, and the sophs had
sufficient warning to collect their
forces, it was not until 6:25 that the
1914 men made their first charge
upon the defenders. Before they
began the attack, the sophomores
posted themselves at various points
of the campus, intercepted the re
maining freshmen as they came up
for the fight and rid them of their
clothes in order to keep them from
the scrap. The freshmen, however,
did not let their modesty keep them
from the most important battle of
The sophomores had their dust
mixture so well distributed that the
freshmen were unable to intercept
all tne "graphite "bearers 'as* they'
rushed upon them. It was during
this first attack that the only real
fighting of the scrap was done.
After the dust had cleared away,
the majority of the contestants re
sorted to pulling off clothes and
wrestling. The freshmen were
never once in danger of losing their
flag and they won it after 35 min
utes of a loose fight.
Second Annual Flower Show.
The second annual flower show
will be held next Saturday at the
green houses in connection with the
Agricultural building. The show
last year proved successful and the
display on Saturday is expected to
eclips? the former one in beauty
and magnitude. Contributions have
been received from many of the
leading florists, Prof. Gregg has
charge of the arrangements. The
green houses will be open for the
for the display all day Saturday, in
cluding the evening. All students
and the general public are cordially
invited to attend.
Department of English Notes.
Requests for a course of reading
came frequently to the Department.
To meet the apparent need, there
has been prepared a list of some
one hundred authors, classified un
der the headings, —Fiction, Poetry
and the Drama, Essays, Biog
raphy, History and Government.
These lists have been prined and
a copy will be given to each
member of the freshman class.
Members of the other classes can
obtain copies at the Library or by
applying to any member of the
2 S 27 11 2
It H O A E
2 12 0 0
2 3 110
1 1 12 1 0
0 12 3 0
0 3 3 5 0
113 0 0
0 13 0 1
0 0 0 3 0
7 13 27 14 2
At the Wednesday morning mass
meeting on March, 27th the “w S t’’
for wrestling was awarded to the
men: —Captain F. T. Lesh; J. H.
Shollenberger; D. W. Very; L. L.
Lamb; J. W. Park; H. L. Callender;
J. A, Fulkman; and Manager L.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., APRIL 18, 1912
VICTORY AT HOME
Fast Carnegie Tech Team Plays
Well Until Last Inning—Whitney
Allows Visitors But Six Hits—Eb
erlein Has Three Hits.
Under unfavorable weather con
ditions, our baseball team opened
its season at home by defeating the
Carnegie Technical College nine by
the score 4-3. The pitching of
Whitney and the hitting of Eber
lein featured in the work of the
home team. Wehr and Carts
started for the visitors.
Game was called at 2.10. The
vistors were the first to score, a hit
and an error netting them three
runs. State scored a run in both
the 4th. and sth. innings. Neither
side scored after this until the last
half of the ninth, when,a base on balls
an error and a hit, gave us two runs
and the game. The score:
PENN STATE R. H. P.O. A. E.
Craig, cf 10 10 0
Crawford, rf 2 2 2 1 0
Bien, ss 0 0 0 2 0
Eberlein,! 1 3 10 0 0
Carson, 3 0 12 10
Blythe, 2 0 0 1 2 0
McKibben, If 0 10 0 0
Henderson, c 0 1 11 1 1
Whitney, p 0 0 0 5 0
4 8 27 12 1
R. H. P.O. A. E.
Me Ilveen, cf 0 10 0 0
Vail, If 110 0 0
Morehead, 1 0 0 13 0 0
Wehr, c 1 2 8 2 1
Demuth, rf 1 0 0 0 0
Carts, p 0 0 0 3 2
Gearheart, ss 0 114 0
Tuttei'aOu, 3 C &' G 1 0'
Raisig, 2 0 0 2 3 0
3 5 24 13 3
Two-base hits —Carts, Wehr, Mc-
ICibben. Three-base hits—Wehr, Eb
erlein. Hit by pitcher McKibben.
Struck Out—By Carts 7, by Whitney
10. Bases on Bails—Off Carts 3, off
Whitney 2. Umpire—Torrey.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
2:20 p. m. 200 Mining Building.
Mr. A. J. Barron on Mining
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
6:30 p. in. Room 202 Engineer
ing Building. Dean Jackson,
Dean ’l2 and Dahl 'l2 will
7:30 p. m. Cosmopolitan Club.
Room 226 Main. Mr. George
8:00 p. m. Auditorium. Illustrated
Lecture by Prof. Fehr.
SATUIIDAY, APItIL 20
All day and evening. Green Houses.
Second Annual Flower Show.
1:30 p. m. New Beaver Field.
2:30 p. m. Varsity Baseball. Sus
quehanna University vs. Penn
8:15 p. m. Auditorium. Phar
sonians Annual Show.
SUNDAY, APItIL 21
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Bible
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service. Rev. Mr. Brooks,
Allentown, will speak.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M. C.
A. meeting.' Rev. Mr. Brooks.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28
6:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Y. M. C.
A. Prayer Meeting.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
2:20 p. m. Varsity Baseball at
Princeton, N. Y. Penn State
The two lectures which were to
be given by Colonel Maus and Dr.
D. R. Breed just previous to Easter
vacation were postponed.
A LETTER FROM
18th. March, 1912
A few notes from the experiences
of the first month of travel may be
interesting to Penn State readers.
The voyage of nineteen days on the
steamship "Adriatic” was marked
by rainy and cold weather; but the
three hundred and ninety-five pas
sengers made the best of it. The
first stop at the Azore Islands was
impossible because of the rough
sea. There is no harbor for so
large a vessel and we cruised slow
ly along the town of Punta Delgada
while die wireless operator sent in
the messages to the cable station.
The sea calmed somewhat before
reaching the Madeira Islands two
days later and we were able to
anchor and send the passengers
ashore in tugs.
The two days in those isolated
and primitive islands were too short
after the ten wearisome days at
sea. The inhabitants are mostly
Portuguese. They use instead of
wagons a kind of sled drawn by
oxen over the pebble-paved streets.
These pebbles are flat and are set
on edge. By frequently greasing
the sled runners, they are made to
slide over the stones. Bullocks are
used instead of horses. There is
no speed limit.. There are hundreds
of these passenger carts and it was
not unusual to see women of the
.better ,_dass_ .shopping.-in_.bull£ick.
carts or to see a merchant going
home in one while reading his even
Gibraltar, the next stop, was in
teresting mainly for the galleries cut
by the British in the great rock and
some of which they allow foreign
ers to walk through. We heard
some spirited martial music by the
Algiers, in North Africa, was
most picturesque. Fortunately we
were there on Sunday when the
Moors come into town to do their
trading. The new part of the city
built by the French looks like Paris
and is not interesting; but the old
town inhabited by the Moors shows
conditions before the French took
After a carriage drive through the
city, we took a guide and went on
foot through the public square
where a band was playing and
which was packed by all races.
Alexandria was reached the third
day from Naples. A three hours’
ride in a railway train brought us to
Cairo. After a day of rest, we
took a sleeping car (think of sleeping
cars in Egypt 1) and the next morn
ing were at Luxor. After three
fine days among the Egyptian ruins
at Luxor, we boarded a large Nile
steamer for a three days’ ride to
Assouan, from which point I am
This is our farthest point up the
Nile, at the entrance to the Soudan.
English forts in ruins crown every
hill top and recall the British con
quests under Gordon. Here is the
head of the valley and of Egypt
proper. Above are the deserts of
the Soudan until you reach the
fertile island of Khartoum. Hun
dreds of little sailboats are loading
here with the food of Egypt to be
carried up the river above the
Assouan is a cosmopolitan border
city. This morning we rode on
Continued on pag« 4, column 1
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE THESPIANS RETURN
Penn State Organization Returns
After a Successful Trip—“ The
Commandant” Created Favorable
Comment From Audiences at Lan-
caster, Sunbury, Clearfield, Du
Bois and Bellefonte.
The Thespians have returned
from their annual Easter trip, during
which they presented this year’s
play, "The Commandant,” in Lan
caster, Harrisburg, Sunbury, Clear
field, Du Bois, and Bellefonte.
The first show was at Lancaster on
Monday, April 8, and the trip end
ed in Bellefonte on Saturday.
In most of the towns the actors
played to good sized audiences,
while the latter were always very
appreciative and were loud in praise
of the show. Among the specta
tors in Harrisburg were Mrs. Tener.
and also Mr. James Gibbs ’O5, who
wrote "The Commandant.”
The trip was very enjoyable
socially. Receptions and dances
were given to the fifty Penn State
men in the company and orchestra
in Lancaster, Sunbury, Clearfield,
and Du Bois. In Bellefonte all
were pleasantly entertained at the
Brockerhoff. The reception at
Lancaster was given by R. W.
Cummings and John Cochran both
Penn State alumni.
The Thespians are and have been
for years, one of the best organiza
tions of the college, and the show
presented each year really doe s
-wonders ~in advertising- trte
tion. This year’s play in particular
seemed to be very successful along
this line. The press commented
very favorably and many papers
expressed a desire to see the
Thespians back again next year.
The play will be presented in the
Auditorium again at Commence
The Pharsonian Show.
Next Saturday evening, the Penn
State Pharsonians will present their
annual show in the Auditorium. R
T. Gheen will act as Interlocutor,
and the end position will be filled
by Nelson, Greene, McKnight and
Gauthier. The ability of Nelson
and Greene to amuse, assures the
audience of many good, hearty
laughs, and the work of McKnight
and Gauthier is up to the high
standard of that of their fellow
end men. The soloists are Gray,
Kaiser and Entwisle, and their
selections give full opportunity for
the display of their talent. The
famous Hambone Quartet, consist
ing of Leyden, Myers, Keister and
Kaiser, will be present, and their
voices will never be heard to great
er advantage. In the Olio, Minnick
and Moeschlein; Hillery and Stone
rod; Entwisle; Myers; and Buck
assisted by the dancers, will present
the specialties, each of which is a
star act in itself. Greene, Gauthier
and Nelson will wind up the show
with a musical farce, which will b e
a great hit. A combined vocal and
string chorus of 45 will assist the
regular cast, and aid in making the
entire show one that will long be
remembered. Every member of
the Pharsonians has been working
hard, and expending every effort,
in order to make this year’s show
the very best that has ever been
Spring Football Practice.
On Thursday afternoon the 18th
spring football practice will com
mence under the direction of the
old men and coaches "Henny”
Weaver and “Bob” Reed.