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VOLUME 8 NUMBER 26
Whitney Pitches Great Game.
Craig’s Opportune Hits Drive in
Four Runs—Greenlaum Weak-
ens in Seventh.
Penn State scored a great victory
on Wednesday by defeating Prince
ton on University Field in the most
interesting game of the season.
Whitney and Craig were directly re
sponsible for the first defeat to be
suffered by Princeton this year at
the hands of a college nine. Whit
ney pitched one of his best games
and after the first inning was prac
tically unhittable when the Tigers
threatened to score. Craig was the
other big factor in the victory, for
his single in the seventh drove in
two runs while his home run with
Bien on base added the final counts
in the ninth.
Both teams had several chances
to score, and this fact together with
the clossness of the score made the
game very exciting. In the first
inning Crawford was hit by a pitch
ed ball, Bien fouled out, Craig re
ceived a life ■ on White’s error,
Crawford going to third. Craig
then stole second, but Eberlein and
Carson hoisted flies to the infield.
The Tigers scored their only run of
the game in the first. Pendleton
singled to the infield, stole second
and scored on Worthington’s single.
The rest were easy outs.
Whitney walked Parker and Shaw
in the second but their team mates
couldn’t get the ball out of the
"diamond. In the third Whitney
walked and reached third on infield
outs by Crawford and Bien, but was
left when Parker caught Craig’s fly.
State had another great chance to
score in the fouurth when Eberlein,
Carson, and Blythe singled in suc
cession. Eberlein was forced at
home on McKibben’s hit to Shaw,
Henderson struckout and Carson
was caught otf third base.
Rhoades opened the fifth with'a
single but got no further, while
State threatened in the sixth when
Craig and Eberlein walked, only to
be left on first and second, when
Carson struckout and Blythe and
McKibben flied out to the infield.
Penn State practically won in the
seventh. Henderson singled and
was forced out at second by Whit
ney. Crawford singled and Bien
walked filling the bases, Craig then
singled, scoring Whitney and Craw
ford, but Bien was caught trying to
reach third on the hit. Craig then
stole second and third but Eberlein
went out Shaw to Rhoades. The
Tigers appeared like certain win
ners in both the seventh and eighth
innings, only to be blocked by the
pitching of Whitney, when victory
was almost theirs. _
After Rhoades and Greenbaum
were disposed of in the seventh,
Pendleton walked and Worthington
singled, Pendleton going to third,
Worthington stole second, but the
mighty Sam White fell a victim to
Whitney’s steam by striking out.
The eighth afforded a still better
chance when after Sterritt had
walked, Whitney failed to field
bunts by Reed and Parker. With
the bases full Princeton attempted
the squeeze play, but Shaw missed
the ball and Sterritt was run down
between third and home. Shaw
then struck out while Carson dis
posed of Rhoades at first.
Craig made the victory sure in
the ninth.- Whitney walked, Craw
ford flied to third and Bien forced
'CONFERENCE OF PRINCIPALS.
Names of Schools That Will be Rep
resented Here Friday.
The third conference of high
school principals will be held in the'
foyer of the Auditorium on Friday,
May 3. At least thirty-five high
school principals are expected to be
present. The principals from the
following schools have already ac
cepted invitations to attend:
Wm. Penn, Scranton Central,
Scranton Technical, Johnstown,
Braddock, Wilkinsburg, Uniontown,
Connellsville, Monessen, Columbia,
Coatesville, Phoenixville, Latrobe,
Jeannette, Ashland, Scottdale, Ta
mauqua, Bristol, Jersey Shore, Al
toona, Harrisburg, York, Southern
Manual Training, Perkiomen Semi
nary, West Chester State Normal,
Whitney at second. Although
handicapped by a strong wind and
the darkness produced by an ap
proaching thunderstorm, Craig sent
a terrific drive to left field that was
good for the circuit.
R H Ei
Penn State 000000202 4 7 2
Princeton 100000000 1 5 4
Batteries for Penn State, Whitney
and Henderson. For Princeton, Green
baum and Sterritt. Home run, Craig;
sacrifice hits, Reed, Parker, Crawford;
stolen bases, Pendleton, Craig 2; bases
on balls, off Greenbaum 6; off Whitney
5; Struck out by Whitney 8; Green
baum 4; errors, Whitney 2, Rhoades 1,
White 1, Sterritt 1; left on bases,
Princeton 10, Penn State 8; double
play, Pendleton (unassisted); wild
pitch, Greenbaum; hit by pitcher,
Crawford,. White. Time ,2:2:1. Um
pires, Connors and Conahan.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
11:10 a. m. High School Principals
1:00 p. m. Interscholastic Track
Meet. New Beaver Field.
4:00 p. m. Varsity Baseball. Penn
State vs. Dickinson at Carlisle.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
1:30 p. m Old Beaver Field.
Class Baseball. 1914-1915.
3:00 p. m. New Beaver Field.
8:00 p. m. McAllister Hall. Stag
Dance for Benefit of Band.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
.0:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Bible
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service. Rev. W. J. Smith
’ of Warren, Pa., will speak.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M. C.
A. meeting. Rev. W. J. Smith.
8:00 p. m. Auditorium. Band
Concert. Final appearance
TUESDAY, MAY 7
6:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Y. M. C.
A. Prayer Meeting.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
4:15 p. m. New Beaver Field.
Varsity Baseball. Penn State
The sacred Concert held in the
Auditorium last Sunday evening
was greatly enjoyed by the audience.
The numbers, both vocal and -in
strumental, were especially good.
Mis. Govier, Miss Bo'ttorf, Miss
Bailey, and Messers Hermann,
Moul, Gray, Heeter, Pond and
Entwisle took part in rendering a
very pleasing program.
Tennis Match With Penn.
An error was made last week in
this paper when the tennis match
between the University of Pennsyl
vania and State College ■ was omit
ted. Penn will play up here
STATE COLLEGE, PA., MAY 2, 1912
A LETTER FROM EGYPT
Latest Word From President Sparks*
Jerusalem, March 26,1912.
A most interesting sight in Upper
Egypt is the great dam at Assuan,
constructed to conserve the Nile
water during the late autumn and to
let it escape by canals* to irrigate
the lower valley during the early
spring months. The dam has
proven such a blessing to the lower
valley that it has been raised sever
al feet and will now be of service to
the upper valley. When one thinks
of this valley as nearly 500 miles in
length and from one to twenty
miles in breadth with scarcely a
drop of rain falling during the en
tire year, he realizes what irrigation
means to the millions of people
who live in it and who depend al
most Wholly upon agriculture.
The work necessary to raising the
four feet is almost complete. A
rumor reached me that a Penn State
man was employed among the engi
neers but I could not find him, al
though I found one or two Ameri
cans. Hydraulic power is used in
opening and closing the lock gates.
The dam is over a mile'long and is.
a splendid piece of work. The
ancient and the modem here come
into conflict because the back water
caused by the dam has submerged
some of* the most beautiful temples
in all Egypt.
One of my ambitions was to
make a journey into the desert to
test the witchery of the isolation as
.described by Hitcie*-*.- in., “The
Garden of Allah". But a short
trip out from Assuan by donkey
and another from the Pyramids of
Ghizeh by camel satisfied me. The
dust, heat and flies dispel all
witchery. The donkey has a bad
habit of individuality. He will
take advantage of a moment of
carelessness on the part of the rider
or the propeller who runs behind
him and make a bolt away from
the group aimlessly across the
sand. I was about to say “the
road” but all sand looks alike. It
requires several thwacks from the
donkey boy’s stick to get him back
to team work.
The arrival of a train at an
Oriental terminal station is worth
seeing—and hearing. The shouting
pushing, fighting, and gesticulating
of‘the porters, hotel agents, and
carriage drivers —really it makes a
college “scrap” seem like a tea
party. Cairo was bad enough, Port
Said was worse, but Jerusalem beats
Coming out of the Suez Canal at
Port Said, we had a surprise. On
the deck of the little vessel carry
ing us to Joppa, we saw Professor
Baker, who was a member of the
Penn State faculty from 1861 to
1866. He was present at the re
union of the Class of ’6l last Com
mencement, and has many pleasant
recollections of that occasion. He
has been in the Orient since last
I wish I could transport the en
tire student body to .view the scene
from my hotel window as I write.
There is a market in the street be
low, where hundreds of Arabs and
Jews are seated on the ground be
hind little piles of grain, ifruit, seeds,
wool, skins, and many articles which
Ido not recognize. Camel trains,
flocks of goats, and a7jo donkeys
and two-wheeled carts thread
their way among the [merchants,
with a vast amount o V shouting,
protesting, and an occajsaiql fight.
THE INTERCLASS TRACK MEET.
Freshmen Easily Defeat Sophomor-
es by the Score of 70 1-2 to 55 2-3,
The large crowd which turned
out to see the track and field meet,
between the two lower classes last
Saturday witnessed many interest
ing events. The large number of
contestants and keen interest shown
by all present combined to make
the first interclass meet a decided
Among the most closely contest
ed events was the 100 yard dash
which was won by Craig T 4, in ten
and four fifth seconds with
Elliot a close second.
The first year men were partic
ularly strong in the 440 yard dash,
first and second places being taken
by Entwisle and Hedrick, both of
1915. In the one mile event
Entwisle distanced his opponents
during the last lap and finished in
four minutes, 57 seconds, second
place being closely contested by
Henning and Savery and taken by
Keyser T 4, made good time in
the two mile event and finished
nearly half a lap ahead of his op
ponents. The field trials which were
carried on in connection with the
track events were an added attrac
tion of the afternoon. Lamb ‘l5,
took first place in three events,
namely, the shot put, hammer throw
and discus throw.
In the pole vaulting event Hays
‘l4 cleared the bar at ten feet, six
inches, second place being held
jointly by Foster ’l4 Carpenter T 4,
and Mathers ‘l5, each scoring 1 1-3
100 yard dash —Won by Craig
T 4; second, Elliot ’l5; third, Spence
T 5. Time 10 4-5 seconds.
220 yard dash —Won by Elliot
T 5; second, Silver ’l4; third Erb
T 5. Time 24 seconds.
440 yard dash—Won by Entwisle
T 5; second, Hedrick T 5; third,
Seibert ’l4. Time 55 3-5 seconds.
Half mile run —Won by Entwisle
T 5; second, Sharpe ’l5; third,
Lewis T 4. Time —2 minutes 8 4-5
Mile run—won by Savery T 4;
second, Henning T 5; third, Shet
rone T 4. Time 4 minutes 57
Two mile run —Won by Keyser
’l4; second, Hess T 4; third, Allen
T 5. Time 10 minutes 39 seconds.
High Hurdles—Won by Barron
T 4; second Silver T 4; third Han
cock. Time 18 2-5 seconds.
Low hurdles —Won by Barron
T 4; second Hancock T 5; third,
Smith T 5. Time 29 seconds.
High jump—Won by Elliot T 5;
second Barron T 4; third Reber ’l5.
Height sfeet. sinches.
Broad jump—Won by Clemer
’l5; second Henney T 4; third Over
field. Distance 20 feet 3 inches.
Pole vault —Won by Hays T 4;
height 10 feet 6 inches; second and
Continued on page A. column 1
The men wear black woolen tur
bans or a red fez on their heads,
and have a woolen cloak of brown
and black stripes about them.
If I wrote all that interests me,
the columns of the Collegian would
be exhausted. Here we have our
first mail in nearly five weeks and
learn of the blizzards at home, of
the Dr. Gill memorial, the Y. M. C.
A, play, and the meet with Yale.
Congratulations on the many suc
cesses and the best wishes of all the
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE PENN RELAYS
Penn State Takes Third Place in
Relays Defeating Swarthmore,
McGill, and Lafayette.
Last Saturday on Franklin Field,
Philadelphia, Penn ’State made a
credible showing by taking third
place in the one mile relay. Piner
started the race for State, maintain
ed a good pace and finished first at
the end of the first quarter mile.
Michner, our next runner carried
first place until he reached the tape
when a Virginia man equaled him.
The Virginia runner, however, made
a poor touch of the tape while
Michner’s touch was perfect thus
allowing Reinhardt, our third man,
to start the third relay with a lead
of five yards. Reinhardt, ran a
careful race but the wet track hind
ered him somewhat, and he dropped
into third place. Leyden, our last
runner, made good time finishing
the mile relay in third place with a
gap of only eight yards between the
first man and himself.
The colleges entered in the same
class as Penn State finished in the
following order; Virginia University,
Carlisle, Penn State. Swarthmore,
McGill University, (Champions of
Canada) and Lafayette. The time
of the winning team was 3:32 2-5.
TEAM BLANKS DICKINSON NINE
Carlisle Men Could Not Hit Whitney
Craig and Henderson Make Driv
es for Home Runs.
- In a nine inning game last-Stftfhr?-
day afternoon Dickinson was-shot
out by the Blue and White nine,by
a score of 10-0 on New Beaver
Field. Whitney pitched remark
able ball, allowing only four scat
tered hits and striking out fourteen
men. Craig was easily the star in
batting and base running.
Eberlein and Henderson did good
work with the stick. Both could he
depended on for heavy and consist
ent hitting. Mention must also be
made of Crawford’s sensational
catch in right field. The summary
R IT E 2
Dickinson 000000000 0 4 6
Penn State 21102130 x 10 10 2
Batteries, for Dickinson, Nork and
Schaffer; for Penn State, Whitney
and Henderson. Two base hits,
Eberlein. Home runs, Craig, Hen
derson. Singles, Craig 2, Eberlein,
Henderson, Carson. Struck out by
Whitney 14, by Nork 10. Base on
balls, off Whitney 2, Nork 2. Stol
en bases, Crawford, Craig 2, Eber
lein, Carson 3. Wild pitch, Whit
ney. Umpire Torrey. Time 2:00.
Seventy-six entries have been re
ceived for the fourth annual inter
scholastic track meet which will
take place promptly at 1 o’clock
to-morrow afternoon on New Beaver
Field. County club presidents and
others wishing to entertain the
athletes should see Manager Gordon
or Assistant Managers, Clark and
Bevan. The schools which had
sent in their entries up to noon
yesterday, are Altoona High, Har
risburg High, Coudersport High,
Juniata Prep., Johnstown High and
Williamsport Dickinson Seminary.
Eaglesmere in June.
The Y. M. C. A. is planning to
send a hundred students to the
Student Conference at Eaglesmere,
June 14 to 23. The conference
affords a good opportunity for col
lege men to meet some splendid
men and at the same time enjoy a
vacation at Eaglesmere.