Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, June 08, 1912, Image 3

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The College Boy’s Wedding to be
Given Bay of Graduation—Good
Matinee Promised.
“The College Boy’s Wedding,”
the brilliant Y. M. C. A. produc
tion- which achieved such a dis-
tinct hit upon its initial presenta
tion, will be repeated for Com
mencement Matinee Wednesday,
June .12, at 2 p. m., following the
graduation in the Auditorium.
In the vernacular of New York
along “The Great White Way,”
the Y. M. C. A. this year certainly
“Put one over.” The play and its
finished production proved a con
stant delight. Dramatic Director
G. Stuart Brodock has developed
from the first cast several hitherto
unsuspected dramatic geniuses,
whose work-placed them at once
among the stars of the college
world. will Professor
John.,S. Mrs. Frank D.
Gardner, Paul I. Moyer, Frank G.
Ashbrook, and Miss Margaret
Lawsing, in character, work, and
Fred M...Selkregg, Gordon, J. F.
Heron, and Harold T. Swisher, as
breezy light comedians, twinkle at
the Commencement matinee.
Just to prove that the Y. M. C.
A. of Penn State College is the
“Last word” in things dramatic,
Director Brodock has arranged an
“All Star Cf>st” for The College
Boy’s Wedding. It is composed
of imported stars, besides the for
mer cast mentioned, .and several
of last year’s “College Widow”
Mrs. Benjamin Dreifus, long
conceded the cleverest of the lead
ing society women of Altoona, will
repeat her charming, portrayal of
“Ruth-?.’ Mrs. Grace F. McMur
trie, inimitable in character
roles, will .appear .as the stately
“Mrs. Ralstjon,’? also doubling the
dashing . chaperon, role, “Miss
Waterson.’,’ The leading juvenile
part, “Frank Ralston,” the “Col
lege boy,” will be played by a
professional actor, Mr. Arthur
Deering, now a student of Penn
State. Mr. Deering was associ
ated two years in leading roles
with Miss May Robson, in “The
Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary,”
which engagement included a two
months run in London, England.
The hit of last spring, the “Col
lege Widow,” was S. F. Miles,
who has the role' of “Professor
Tickle Pitcher,” the comedian of
the “College Boy’s Wedding,” in
which he is inimitable. Another
change is Oliver J. Vogel, who in
the present cast doubles with
Catchy new songs will be pro
duced by Professor Crandell, Mr.
Miles, Mr. James A. Leyden, and
his quartet composed of James
Kiester, Alex Gray and L. Key
The student body is advised to
secure seats early and assure “a
tonic of real joy” for their guests,
as every indication points to a ca
pacity matinee.
Varsity Tennis.
• The record of the Varsity ten
nis team for the past season of
two matches won and three lost
is one which carries with it credit.
From the opening of the season,
bad weather conditions have ren
dered it practically impossible for
the players to get sufficient prac
tice to show their best form, and
it is mainly due to this cause, in
addition - to having as opponents
in the first three matches teams
of first-class ability, that we were
unable to make a better showing.
Penn State defeated Dickinson
and Gettysburg.and lost to Penn,
and Pitt; twice. , '
Several New Buildings Will in the
Future Relieve , Crowded Con
The first of a series of four
buildings to be erected to relieve
the crowded conditions in the En
gineering Building will be com
pleted and ready for occupancy by
September first. The building will
be occupied for the present by the
hvdro-electric furnaces and the ce
ment laboratories.
The new structures are to be
placed between the present Ther
mal Laboratory and the Engineer
ing Building, the other three be
ing similar in size and shape to
the one under construction.- The
buildings will be three stories
high and will contain ample space
for recitation, drawing and labora
tory rooms.
The three buildings yet to be
started will be used by the Milling
Department, as instrument and
drawing rooms for the Gjyjl En
gineering Department and v as test
ing laboratories for the Mechan
ical and Electrical Departments.
These new structures are to be
erected as soon as the necessary
appropriations are granted by the
State Legislature, and the entire
group will probably be completed
in six years.
These new units will do away
with the confusion and inconveni
ence now experienced in the En
gineering Building and will per
mit that the main building be used
exclusively for recitation rooms.
The new additions will necessitate
the removal of the present tem
porary Thermal Laboratory, the
Electrical Annex and the Presi
dent’s house, the latter building
to be placed in the orchard near
the Library.
The most important addition to
the Agricultural group is the new
Horticulture Building on Agricul
tural Hill. This building, for the
present, will have a temporary
roof, and class rooms will only be
installed on the ground floor.
When the remainder of the appro
priation is granted, two additional
stories will be added. The re
moval of the barn on the west
side of the campus and the build
ing of several other similar build 7
ings are contemplated to relieve
the cramped and congested condij
tions now found in the Agricult
tural group. - j
Varsity Track Team Overwhelming
ly Defeats Dickinson—Two Local
Records Broken.
On nevy Beaver Field, May 25,
Penn State outclassed Dickinson
in this year’s first home dual
track and field meet, winning by
the one-sided score of 90to
21 J 4. The home team secured
first place iii all the events with
the exception of the 120-yard high
and the 220-yard low hurdles, in
which events Pier of State ran
even with Rue of Dickinson.
Maybee, who formerly held the
Penn State pole vaulting record
jointly with Hoskins, set a new
local mark by clearing the bar at a
height of 11 feet 6 inches. Piner
lowered the Penn State 220-yard
dash record by running the dis-
swell Dwight Hillis of Brooklyn, Commencement Orator, Jui
tance in 22 seconds flat.
■A.First and second places counted:
: five and three points, respectively.!
The summaries follow:
• .100-yard dash Piner, Penn
State, first; Garton, Dickinson,
second. Time, 10 seconds.
* 220-yard dash Piner, Penn
State, first; Garton, Dickinson,
second. Time, 22 seconds.
220-yard low hurdles Pier,
Penn State, and Rue, Dickinson,
dead heat. Time, 26.1 seconds.
120 yard high hurdles—Pier,
Penn State, and Rue, Dickinson,
dead heat. Time, 16.1 seconds.
Quarter mile run Leyden,
Penn State, first; Reinhardt, Penn
State, second. Time, 52 seconds.
Half-mile run Lewis, Penn
State, first; Lum, State, second.
Time, 2 minutes 7 seconds.
One mile run—Lum, Penn
State, first; Watts, Penn State,
second. Time, 4 minutes 38 4-5
Two mile run—Kaiser, Penn
State, first; Watts, Penn State,
second. Time, 10 minutes 4-5 sec
Running broad jump—Clem
mcr, Penn State, first; Henny,
Penn-State, second. Distance, 22
fcct-4J4 inches.
High jump Elliott, Penn
State, first; Armsby, Penn State,
and Marvel, Dickinson, tied for
second. Distance, 5 feet 4 inches.
Discus throw Lamb, Penn
State, first; Ewing, State, second.
Distance, 110 feet 6 inches, j
Eagles Mere,
Eagles ■ Mere is a go. There
will be at least a hundred and
twenty-five Penn State then at
Eagles Mere, and justly so, as it
appeals to every type of college
man, if he is a member of the As
sociation or not.
First; It appeals to the man
who demands a good time, be
cause no where else will he have
the opportunity of meeting so
many college men under such
ideal circumstances. It is legiti
mate for any man to go in view of
the fellows he will meet and the
friendships he will make. Here
you will have the opportunity of
knowing the men intimately of
whose athletic prowess you read
in the big dailies.
Second; It will attract men who
want to be under the guidance of
real leaders of men. One of the greatest living men to-day,
John R. Mott, will be at this con
ference. It is a fact worthy to
know that this man is not a miner
or an engineer, but is a Y. M. C.
A. Secretary, Secretary of the
World’s Student Movement. Rob
ert E. Speer, one of the three most
brilliant men who ever graduated
from Princeton, is another leader;
not to speak of Dean Holmes,
Kairns, who comes all the way
from Scotland, and the score or
more of student experts who will
be there for interviews during the
Third; It appeals to the man
who wants training for religious
leadership, a man who desires to
increase his efficiency in work for
other men, and in short the man
who wants to be a human engi
neer, and become a dynamic in the
lives of men.
The difficulty of a slim purse at
this time of the year has been
bridged by the receipts of ‘‘The
College Bov’s Wedding,” which
allows for a loan to any man who
needs the money, giving his note
as security.
Pole vault Maybee, Penn
State, first; Hoskins and Hays,
Penn State, tied for second. Dis
tance, 11 feet 6 inches.
Shot put—Lamb, Penn State,
first; Felton, Efickinson, second.
Distance, 40 feet 9 inches.
Hammer throw—Lamb, Penn
State, first; Felton, Dickinson,
second. Distance, 139 feet IJ4
Thespian Commencement Production
to be Better Than Ever on Tues-
day Evening.
On Tuesday evening of Com
mencement week, at 8.15, in the
Auditorium, the Thespians will
again present this year’s play,
“The Commandant.” The an
nual Easter trip of the company,
taking in Lancaster, Harrisburg,
Sunbury, Clearfield, Dußois, and
Bellefonte.was the most successful
one in years—the audiences made
up in enthusiasm what they often
lacked in numbers, and this year’s
production, by its worth, has more
than ensured the success of future
Thespian trips.
No one who saw the first ap
pearance of “The Commandant”
in State College needs to be urged
to sec the Commencement show.
Since Easter the actors and ac
torines have been striving to per
fect all details, and their efforts
have been more than rewarded.
Stage effects and costumes will be
more gorgeous than ever at the
grand masked ball, and at the
Japanese “Feast of the Lan
terns.” The songs and dances
which made such hits in earlier
performances of “The Command-'
ant” will be repeated. The “Man
ager’s Finale,” as given in Belle
fonte by Christ, Skinner and But
terfield, is a feature alone worth
the price of admission. And those
queens!—gliding about the stage,
in terpsichorean revelry how
they fascinate the susceptible male
heart by their grace and beauty!
But words fail us. Let it suffice
to say, “Let no man deny himself
the pleasure of seeing the very
last great performance of “The
The Graduate Manager^.
Mr. R. I-I. Smith, graduate man
ager ,of athletics at-Pent)-. State,
has just completed a yearjs serv
ice at the head of our athletics.
Mr. Smith has systematized and
reorganized thework of handling
the athletic relations with other
colleges. In addition to the suc
cessful teams and the victories on ’
the gridiron, diamond, track, floor
and mat, Penn State has been for
tunate in having an alumnus at
the head of all these who has
looked after details and arrange
ments with such business like
Mr. Smith, in making out thee
football schedule for next fall, made '
a good selection in the Ohio State
University game to be played in
Columbus. This game will estab
lish athletic relations with a
neighboring state institution that
is rapidly coming to the front
along all lines.
In addition to looking after ath
letics, Mr. Smith has also carried
out the work of Alumnus Secre
tary in a most satisfactory man
ner. Three Alumni Quarterlies
have been issued and the fourth
will be ready for distribution next
month. New interest in the col
lege has been created and through
encouragement several alumni as
sociations have been formed in
different sections of the country.
Congratulations are due to Mr.
Smith for his success in this im
portant work.
The Breaking Point.
In reviewing Professor Pattee’s
latest novel, “The Chicago Ad
vance” says: “The book is the
strongest bit of fiction of the
spring season. Prof. Pattee has a
style and way most convincing.
He is not long drawn out and de
cidedly to the point. Bctweenjthe '
first and last chapters we find a
great story, a story-that holds our
attention with a grip of (firmness,
for the author knows life,”