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THE STUDENT COUNCIL
Body of Upper Classmen Have
Played an Important Part in
College Circles During the Past
In view of the fact that so many
of the students do not know and
appreciate what the organization,
known as the Student Council,
has accomplished during the last
five years, a brief mention of the
actions and accomplishments of
this body is appropriate at this
The board consists of fifteen
seniors and ten juniors, including
the presidents of the two respec
tive classes. The object of the
Student Council is threefold: 1.
To recommend, maintain, and reg
ulate the customs and traditions
of the college. 2. To take such
steps as may be advisable and
necessary to support and carry
into effect any policy to uphold
the name of our college, and, if
necessary, to cause the exclusion
from college of men who bring
discredit to our name; and when
requested, to investigate any ap
peal made by any student. 3. To
promote a better mutual under
standing between the faculty and
the student body.
The Student Council is an or
ganization not devoid of power.
Of the many vital questions that
arise between the faculty and the
student body, among other pow
ers, the council can summon any
student before it and conduct in
vestigations. This body of men
also has the power to discipline or
dismiss any student, subject to the
approval of the faculty, if any ap
peal be taken. The council decides
on the eligibility of contestants in
all class scraps and the time of all
One of the most important ques
tions that this board has settled
this year was that of the adjust
ment of the claim for damages
sustained by the town people as
the result of bonfires after the
football victories over Cornell and
Penn. By arbitration the Student
Council reduced the damages from
$l,OOO to $563.20, and at the same
time secured the co-operation of
the town people to provide suita
ble material for future bonfires.
Another wise action was taken
when it was made compulsory
that every man entering scraps in
the future must be physically ex
amined in order to eliminate con
tagious diseases. By vigilant ef
forts on the part of these twenty
five men stealing, especially in the
armory, has been greatly reduced.
The Student Council is a powes
for the good interest of the stu
dent body, providing of course,
the latter put confidence in the
council. A few men can do more
good than 2,000. To the seniors
and juniors who have served on
this board, congratulations and
praise must be expressed for the
many ways they have served the
student body, to say nothing of
the Alma Mater.
Class Day at Penn State College.
Class Day exercises at Penn State
College will be held Monday, June
10. At 10 a. m. President Harlow
will give the farewell address. An
address, entitled "Farewell to Old
Main", will be delivered by A. L.
Tobias. Vice President Hannum
will have the "Pipe Oration", which
will be followed by the presenta
tions in charge of Leßoy Evans.
At the conclusion of these exer
cises, the class will march to the
Carnegie Library where Ivy will be
planted by the committee in charge.
The "Ivy Oration" will be delivered
by Jose Osuna.
The annual scrap in the form of a
soccer game between the freshmen
and sophomores will take place on
New Beaver Field at 1:30 p. m.
This will be followed by a Track
Meet between Penn State and
Carnegie Technical Schools.
In the evening, the Junior Orator
ical contest will be held. This is
one of the oldest contests of the
College. Two prizes are to be
given; the Barlow prize of $5O, and
the College prize of $25. Immed
iately after this contest there will be
held the Philochorean Reception in
the College Commons.
The committee in charge of the
arrangements has put forth every
effort to make this day a most en
joyable one both for our visitors,
and for those of the student body
still in College.
The juniors broke the winning
streak of the sophomores by de
feating them Tuesday, May 21, by
the score of 6 to 5.
The game which lasted but five
innings, was the poorest seen on
Old Beaver Field, so far, this sea
son. Both teams seemed to lack
the “pep" that should characterize
The sophomores again defeated
the freshmen Saturday, May 25, in
a hard fought game. Both pitchers
were hit rather freely for long
drives but the better support af
forded the sophomore pitcher was
the big factor in the winning of the
R. H. E.
1914 8 10 5
1915 4 10 8
Batteries; Nagle —Quirk, 1914;
Cope —Lard, 1915.
By defeating the sophomores
Tuesday, May 28, the freshmen
secured a firm grip on the cham
The game was the most interest
ing seen so far this season between
the class teams. At the end 'of
the seventh inning the score
stood 6 to 6. The extra inning
was a slugging bee between both
teams, the freshmen winning by the
final score of 10 to 9.
R. H. E.
1915 10 10 5
1914 9 11 7
Standing of teams.
Won Lost Pet,
1915 5 2 .714
1914 4 3 .571
1913 1 5 .166
Freshmen Win Championship.
The freshmen won the champion
ships in the interclass soccer league
Thursday afternoon, May 23, by
tieing the juniors in the roughest
and fastest game of the season.
Both teams played at their best
and so evenly were they matched
that, at the end of the extra five
minute period, the score remained
unchanged, 1 to 1.
The last interclass soccer game
was played Monday, May 27, b e
tween the juniors and sophomores
the sophomores winning by the
score 2 to 1.
This game was an important one
as it settled beyond a doubt the
Standing of Class Teams:
Won Lost Pet.
1915 3 0 1.000
1913 1 2 .333
1914 _1 3 .250
Lion’s Paw Elections. *
The following men from the class
of 1913 have been elected to .mem
bership in the Lion’s Paw Senior
Society: Armsby- E. M.r'Engle L.
F., Evans R. M., Fulkman J. A.,
Henderson B. R., Mauthe J. L.,
Shollenberger J. H., Shore- H. E.|
Very D. W., Vosburg G. F.
VICTORIES AT NETS.
State Defeats Dickinson and Get-
The varsity tennis team complet
ed its season in whirlwind fashion
by defeating Dickinson and Gettys
burg, 5-1 and 4-2, respectively. May
24th and 25th. Irish and Reber
showed championship form, winning
all their sets. Summaries:
Singles—lrish, State, defeated
Yahn, Dickinson, 6-3, 6-3; Hay,
State, defeated McGill, Dickinson,
8-6, 6-4; Reber, State, defeated
Spangler, Dickinson, -7-5; 6-3, Mil
ler, Dickinson, defeated Allinson,
State, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles —Irish and Hay, State,
defeated Spangler and McGill,
Dickinson, 6-2, 6-1; Allinson and
Reber, State, defeated Miller and
Yahn, Dickinson, 6-2, 6T.
Singles—lrish, State, defeated
Diehl, Gettysburg, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2;
Flegel, Gettysburg, defeated Hay.
State, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4; Reber, State,
defeated Kurtz, Gettysburg, 5-7,
6-2, 7-5; Coover, Gettysburg, de
feated Allinson, State, 6-3, 8-6.
Doubles—Hay and Irish, State,
defeated Diehl and Flegel, Gettys
burg, 6-2, 6-1; Reber and Allinson,
State, defeated Kurtz and Coover,
Gettysburg, 6-1, 6-2.
Financial Report of the Y, M. C. A.
Subscriptions $ 1105.82
R. H. E.
6 9 7
5 8 8
Audited and found correct. W.
L. White, H. R. Kraybill.
The Pharsonian Show,
The college minstrels gave their
annual commencement programme
last evening in the Auditorium,
and surpassed all former perform
ances. Leyden, Greene, Gray, Nel
son, Gauthier and Kaiser were stars.
The show abounded in catchy
songs, comic parodies and side
splitting specialties, and the work
of the chorus was never better.
Junior Oratorical Contest,
The Junior Oratorical Contest
will be held at 8 o’clock, Monday
evening, June 10th, in the Audi
torium. The contestants who will
take part are as follows:
Guy W. Barger, Wm. L. White,
Ralph C. Cook. B. Reed Hender
son, Robert E. Atkinson, and Harry
Captain Watts, Lum, Leyden,
Keyser, and Piner competed in the
preliminaries of the Intercollegiate
track meet at Philadelphia Friday,
May 31. Piner qualified in the 100
yard dash but failed to take a place
in the finals. The meet was won by
Penn with Cornell, Michigan and
Harvard following in the order
On Sunday June 1 9, at three
o’clock in the afternoon in St. Paul’s
Methodist Episcopal Church there
will be a service of song and organ
vespers. Commencement visitors
may be glad to worship in the
new church which some of them,
perhaps, have helped to build.
Howard Lentz, 1911, was mar
ried to Miss Eva Walk of Cata
sauqua Pa., June the fourth. Mr.
and Mrs. Lentz will live at Thomas,
E. V. Bishoff, ex-’l2, married
Miss Margaret W. Sommerfield of
Pittsburgh, May 29.
A Warning to Visitors.
The speed limit in State College
for automobiles is twelve miles per
hour. At commencement time this
rule is rigidly enforced by the
boroigh officials. Beware of the
fellow with the big “star”.
Summer School Work Completed for'
Junior Students Taking Courses
in the School of Mines.
The summer field work to be
taken by the juniors of the School
of Mines this summer will be di
vided as follows.
The work in Geolcgy taken by all
students for one week will be done
in the vicinity of State College, and
will be in charge of Dr.' T. C.
Brown, and Mr. W. A. Royce, and
will involve a thorough study of all
the geological features of the dis
The three musical organizations
of the college will combine to give
the best concert of the year tonight,
at 7:45, in the Auditorium. The Or
chestra, under the leadership of P.
M. Snavely, ’l2, will present all the
numbers on the first half of the
program. The second half will be
given over to selections by the Glee
Club, under the direction of A. E.
Miller, T 2, and the Mandolin Club
of which organization R. G. Spiegle,
T 3 is the leader. The program
consists of both classical and pop
ular numbers so that the tastes of all
present may be well satisfied.
The work in Mining will be taken
up by the Mining Engineers, and
will be in charge of Mr. H. D. Pal
lister, and will extend for four
weeks immediately following the
geological work. It will be carried
on at the Knickerbocker, and
Jerome mines at and near Hoovers
ville, Somerset county, Pa. This
work will involve a study of practi
cal mining conditions, of mining
machinery and equipment, of sur
veying and mapping, and other
problems j related to mining engi
At the same time the Metallurgi
cal Engineers, under the direction
of Mr. C.l P. Linville, and Mr. H.
B. Northrup, will visit the Pitts
burgh district for the purpose of
studying the Metallurgical industries
of that place. The blast furnaces
and steel works will be carefully
studied, as well as other processes
The rapid succession of Commen
cement festivities does not permit of
much reflection on the central idea
of the occasion—the stepping into
the working world of a body of young
men and women.
One phase of the subject should
cause us to hesitate at least long
enough to place it well in the fore
front of our minds never to be erad
icated —the relation of the alumnus
to his Alma Mater.
The value we place on Penn State’s
contribution to our character and
ability will be measured by our de
votion and service to her as Alumni.
Our Alma Mater has many problems
to be solved and no one is better
qualified to know and appreciate
these problems and to help find the
answer than the alumnus.
Let us, Alumni of the class of 19-
12, fall in with the organized effort
of the Alumni Association to make
Penn State the biggest, best balanc
ed service rendering educational in
stitution of it’s type in the land.
Captain Fry Will be Stationed at
A reception and smoker was
recently given at ,he President’s
house in honor of Capt. Hall by the
officers club at which Capt. Edgar
A. Fry, the retiring commandant,
was presented with a large loving
cup by the cadet officers. Capt.
Fry, who has been with us for the
past three years, has been detailed
with the 10th U. S. Infantry which
has just returned from foreign
service and will be stationed at
Portland Oregon. We all wish the
“Hep” success, and we express our
appreciation for the work that he
has done with the Cadet Regiment.
Big Concert Tonight.
SUMMARY OF TRACK
Varsity Track Team Has Most Suc
cessful Season. Two Local Rec
ords Broken. Final Meet Next
Penn State’s wonderful 1912 com
bination of path men, coached by
“Pop” Golden and “Prof" Wright,
worked throughout the entire season
like a well oiled machine. The
team was well balanced; its mem
bers showing excellent form both
individually and as a team.
The Blue and White team over
whelmingly defeated Colgate and
Dickinson in dual meets and admin
istered to the former, the worst de
feat it has received in years. In
the Penn Relays, State ran'behind
Virginia University and Carlisle and
ahead of Swarthmore, McGill
University and Lafayette. A
sweeping victory was the result of
the team’s visit to Harrisburg where
the Pennsylvania Intercollegiates
were held. The ’coic-i; of seven
other colleges were lowered and
Penn State's nearest' competitor,
Carlisle, was shy of victory by 24
points. State was represented in
the Intercollegiate championships
at Philadelphia, by a team of five
men which made a favorable show
ing but failed to score.
It is interesting to note that two
Penn State records were broken
during the present year,' both new
marks being made in the Dickin
son meet. Maybee T 3, who former
ly held the pole vaulting reqord of
11 feet 2 1-4 inches jointly with
Hoskins T 2, established a new
mark by clearing the bar at a height
of 11 feet 6 inches. Piner T 5 low
ered the time of the old local
220 yard dash record of 221-5
seconds by 1-5 of a second.
The season’s track summary, ex
clusive of the Carnegie Tech meet
which will be held on New Beaver
Field next Monday follows:
April 27 —Penn State third in
Penn Relays at Philadelphia, Pa.
May 11 —Penn State 63 1-2 Col
gate 40 1-2, at Hamilton, N. Y.
May 18 —Penn State first in Penn
sylvania Intercollegiates, at Harris
May 25—Penn State 90 1-2 Dick
inson 21 1-2, at State College.
June I—Penn1 —Penn State represented
in Intercollegiates,at Philadelphia.
Interclass baseball this season
was fairly successful in spite of the
fact that varsity baseball, soccer,
and track meets affected greatly
the attendance at many of the
Credit must be given the fresh
man team for the prominent part
that they took in the contest
throughout the season. No less can
be said of the sophomore team for
it was due to this team that the
interest in class league did noc abate
until the close of the season.
The junior team was handicapped
by having no regular pitchers and
this, added to the fact that spring
football practice interfered with
the work of some of their men,
largely explains their poor showing
The spirit in which the players
entered into the soccer games this
season speaks well for its growing
Captain Dutemple’s team, took
the lead from the beginning, which
lead they easily maintained until
the close of the season, finishing
with a record of three games won
and one tied. •
The juniors and sophomores also
had good teams as is shown by the
narrow margins on which all the
games were won or lost. These
three teams will doubtless furnish a
rich source of material from which
to draw for our! varsity team next