Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, September 26, 1912, Image 3

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    Hazing Regulations,
Following are the rules adopted
by the class or 1915 regarding hazing:
1. To abolish all indiscriminate
hazing for the school year of
2. To inaugurate the custom that
the freshman class, in May of its
freshman year, elect seven men as a
committee to try any man of the
next freshman class who violates
the college customs and to see that
justice be meted out to him.
3. That this committee be elect
ed by popular vote of the class.
Each member of the class shall
vote for seven men and the seven
men having the greatest number of
votes shall be declared elected to
this committee.
Sub. 3. The men for this com
mittee shall be nominated and the
nominations shall not be closed un
til at least 12 (twelve) men shall
have been nominated.
4. That this committee be re
sponsible to its class for acts it
may perform or neglect to
perform and that the class have
the right to recall, by a ma
jority vote, any member of this
committee, at any time. All va
cancies to be filled by election in
the class. Each member of the
class voting for one man and the
required number of men having the
highest number of votes shall be
elected to fill the vacancies.
5. That one night be set aside
to be observed as “poster night.”
That on that night it shall be the
duty of every freshman to help to
post the “college customs” and the
duty of the sophomore class to see
that they are posted.
The interpretation of the whole
resolution is that the class wishes to
abolish indiscriminate hazing and
give a square deal to every man.
The committee urges and solicits
the cooperation of every loyal Penn
State man in mikllig ..32132 "Vit.
what it should be and in giving to
every man a square deal.
McAllister Hall to be Used for Class
The building known as McAllister
Hall was erected by means of bor
rowed money to supply board and
lodgings to students at a time when
there were few houses in the village.
With the increase of accommoda
tions off the campus, patronage of
the Hall has decreased until the in
come from the dining room no long
er meets the expense of maintenance
including interest on the borrowed
money. For this reason, the room
has been cut up into class rooms
which were badly needed and
which will bring an income from
the incidental fees. Unfortunately
the college now has no large room
for social functions and in which to
entertain large number of guests.
Perhaps the erection of a student
club house is bought one step
The College Man's Shop
The Shop for /Wen’s Up-to-date Furnishings
Robison Block. HARRY W. SAUERS
Rules for Push Ball Scrap.
The first fight of the year will be
held shortly. A push ball contest,
when fought according to rule,
affords interest for both contestant
and spectator. Membeis of the
two lower classes would do well to
read carefully the following rules
which shall be strictly enforced,
and to fight clean and hard.
Article 1,
This scrap shall be substituted
for the picture scrap "between the
sophomore and freshman classes,
and shall be a regularly scheduled
Article 2
The scrap shall be held on the
second Saturday afternoon follow
ing the opening of the college year.
Article 3
Sec. 1. The scrap shall be held
on some suitable field which shall
be so chosen and so laid off as to
give neither side the advantage.
Sec. 2. In laying out the field a
center line shall be drawn across its
entire width, with parallel lines
every five yards to each goal line.
Sec. 3. The judges shall choose
the field and fix the boundries mak
ing them as extensive as practic
able. They shall also superintend
the laying out of the field.
Article 4
Sec. 1. At the start of the scrap
the ball shall be conveniently locat
ed on the center line of the field.
Sec. 2. A picked team of five
men from each class shall group
themselves about the ball.
Sec. 3. The classes shall arrange
themselves on the five yard lines
from the center line.
Sec. 4. The first choice of sides
shall be determined by lot, but the
contestants shall exchange sides for
each period.
Article 5
Sec. 1. At a preparatory signal
the picked teams oliaii" laiie-'dve
ball and poise it in the air.
Sec. 2. At the report of a pistol
the scrap will begin, and shall con
tinue for three periods of ten min
utes each, the object of each class
being to push the ball into the
enemy’s territory.
Sec. 3. The judges shall an
nounce the end of each period by
means of some previously arranged
Sec. 4. If the ball is pushed out
of bounds, the referee shall put it
in play twenty-five yards inside the
boundary line, and place the classes
in a similar manner to that at the
Sec. 5. When the ball touches
the ground, it shall be declared
dead by the referee, and both class
es shall withdraw from the ball im
Sec. 6. The referee shall then
put the ball in play at the point at
which it was declared dead by plac
Nobby Tailor Made Clothing, Hats, Caps,
Eaincoats and Sweater Coats
ing the classes in a manner similar
to that at the start. [
Article 6.
Intermission between peroids shall
continue for five minutes.
Article 7
Sec. 1. A goal shall score two
Sec. 2. At the end of each per
iod, the side that has the ball in the
enemy’s territory shall score one
Sec. 3. The class that scores the
greater number of points shall win
the scrap.
Article 8
Sec. 1. The referee shall be a
member of the faculty, or an alum
nus of the college who has been
graduated at least three years.
Sec. 2. The judges shall consist
of the senior and junior class pres
idents, and one other (a member of
the faculty or an alumnus) chosen
by them. Aside from choosing
and laying out the field, the judges
shall have charge of construing
these rules, and making temporary
rules to cover unforseen circum
Sec. 3. Tne judges shall select
ten members from each of the up
per classes to oversee the scrap,
and to enforce fair play.
Article 9
Sec. 1. Athletes in training may,
or may not, enter the scrap, as they,
the coach, and the physical director
Sec. 2. All men participating in
:he scrap must wear tennis shoes.
Faculty Appointments,
The vacancies in the various de
partments of the college will be
filled by the appointment of a num
ber of'experienced and well-known
professors and instructors, who
come to us from the various uni
versities of the country. Several
new positions have been created,
and certain of the departments have
Among the new positions there
are: —Dean of the General Faculty,
to which Dr. Arthur Holmes, of the
University of Pennsylvania, has
been called; a College Chaplain and
Professor of Biblical Literature,
filled by the Rev. Robert Rush
Reed, of Princeton; and a Director
of Music, to which Professor C. C.
Robinson of Oklahoma University,
has been elected.
The following changes have been
made in heads of departments:
Animal Husbandry, W. H. Tom
have; Forestry, John A. Ferguson;
Mechanical Engineering, J. A. Moy
er; Engineering Drawing, R. I. Web
ber; Classical, Clarence 0. Harris;
Chemistry, J. B. Churchill; Zoology,
M. W. Eddy.
Among the new appointments to
the faculty are:—William P. Win
ter, Lewisburg, Pa., Associate Pro
fessor of Quantitative Analysis; W.
H. Dorst, Columbus, Ohio, Assist
ant Professor of Agronomy; H. N.
Eaton, Pittsburgh, Assistant Profes
sor of Geology; George F. Eckhard,
Decatur, Illinois, Assistant Professor
of Structural Engineering; F. N.
Fagan, Columbus, Ohio, Assistant
Professor of Horticulture; Larry
Briggs, Berkely, California. Instruct
or in History; John H. Campion,
New York City, Instructor in Ger
man; F. A. Fahrenwald, Rapid
City, South Dakota, Instructor in
Metallurgy; C. A. Garner, Pitts
burgh, Pa., Instructor in Mining;
Ralph E. Hedges, Oberlin Ohio,
Instructor in Zoology; •,Thomas
Hughes, Meadville, Pa., Instructor
in English; M. C. Kilpatrick, Ithaca,
N. Y., Instructor in Poultry Hus
bandry; Miss Grace La Brie, Wil
bur, Oregon, Instructor in Institu
tional Management; Ernest C. Metz
enthin, Philadelphia, Instructor in
German; H. M. Parmley, Ithaca,
N. Y., Instructor in Mechanical
Engineering; Miss Anna C. Perry,
Boston, Mass., Instructoi in Domes
tic Science; Charles W. -St. John,
Columbia, N. Y., Instructor in Ger
man; Robert W. Conover, Middle
ton, Conn., Instuctor in English; B.
A. Ladd, New York City, Instructor
in German; W. W. Stemple, Urba
na, 111., Instructor in Electrical
Captain Hall’s Report to the War
Captain Harrison Hall, who in
spected the battalion in May last,
reported to the War Department at
Washington that the Military De
partment of this college receives
the proper support and that the
college authorities attach consider
able importance to the instruction.
The military spirit, while not pre
dominant, was developed to a con
siderable extent. At inspection,
the general appearance of the
cadets was good although “a num
ber were unshaven and some blous
es were shabby a T 'd torr.”
The inspector tho'ught ‘■he field
service instruction thorough, but
small arms firing insufficient and
confined to gallery practice. He
would not recommend instruction in
artillery practice. The officers
were well qualified and were “ne.>t,
intelligent, and well mannered.”
The general report concludes:
“The Military Department is
organized into a regiment of twelve
companies with the necessary field
staff and band.
There are 860 cadets under in
struction; all were over fifteen years
of age, and 853 were present at in
The exercises witnessed consisted
of: Regimental review and inspec
tion, battalion drills, company
drills (close and extended order),
outpost and advance guard forma
tions, attack on position.
Drills and ceremonies were well
executed. Principles involved in
Cleaning and Pressing
advance guard and outpost for
mations were well understood by
cadet officers. Average cadets
were not so well informed.
Instruction of officers has includ
ed laying out of outposts on maps,
study of the Battle of Gettysburg,
and simple war game problems.
Rifles and equipment were in ex
cellent conditon, but not cared foi
by cadets nor do cadets use same
equipments at successive drills.
Provision should be made at this
institution for a large Armory fer
range practice and for an annual enjj
Bequest to Y. M. C. A,
The will of the late" Norman G.
Miller, of Marion, Pa., class of 1904,
contains the following item:
“To The Young Men’s Christian
Association, of the Pennsylvania
State College, Centre County, Penn
sylvania, I bequeath the sum of
eight thousand dollars, to be invest
ed, and the income therefrom to be
usPd to further the work of the
Mr. Miller was president of the
association at the time the first
general secretary was hired and was
active in bringing it about and
financing the undertaking. He was
one of its most effective and devot
ed presidents, and has always con
tributed to the annual expenses of
the association and taken a lively
interest in its work.
It is understood from the execut
or that the money will be available
by July, 1913, and steps have al
ready been taken by tne advisory
committee to have papers of in
corporation made out and trustees
Resolutions of Condolence,
Whereas, in view of the loss we
have sustained by the decease of
our friend and classmate, Chandler
Brooks Walton, Jr., and of the still
heavier loss sustained by those who
were rcr.“? * "r/ 1 u h*-r* u ’*■
resolved that the class of 1915 of
the Pennsylvania State College
extend its most sincere sympathy
to his parents and members of the
family in their bereavement.
Furthermore be it resolved, that a
copy of these resolutions be entered
upon the class minutes and be pub
lished in the Penn State Collegian.
Let it be also resolved, that a
copy of these resolutions be sent to
the family.
R. H. Radcliffe
I. E. Long
W. W. Horner
An Organ Recital.
Next Saturday night, promptly
at eight o’clock, there will be an
organ and vocal recital in the Meth
odist church, given by Mrs. Helen
Atherton Govier and Miss Charlotte
There will be a silver offering
taken at the door, to defray ex
penses of choir music. All are
cordially invited to attend.
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