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VOLUME 9 NUMBER 24
TWO VICTORIES FOR
BLUE AND WHITE
Penn State Opens Home Season by
Taking Two Games From Colgate.
Miller Wins Second With Home
Run in Ninth Inning.
Penn State auspiciously opened
the local baseball season by
taking two games from Colgate
University on Friday and Saturday,
respectively. The team showed
much improvement over the games
played earlier in the season. It
hit the ball hard and timely and the
fielding as a whole was fast and ac
curate for so early in the season
and under such adverse conditions.
To say the least, the whole team is
playing good ball and there is no
doubt but that a majority of the
remaining games will result in vic
tories. It is difficult to single out
men who excelled in these games
for all deserve credit for the vic
tories, but one cannot help giving
individual credit to the playing of
Henderson and Miller and the all
round work of Liebert togeth.er
with the generalship of Craig, who
constantly keeps shaking the "pep
The playing of Henderson alone
is a treat for any lover of base ball.
He is a great help to his pitchers,
is alert at all times as shown by
the fact that he had six assists in
the two games and had only one
stolen base credited against him.
He is also-setting the-pace with the
stick. Miller bids fair to soon oc
cupy as high a position in base ball
at Penn State as he does in foot
ball, when it comes to winning
games. He covers a lot of ground
in center, fields wells, is hitting, and
a hard man to stop on the base
paths. His home run on Saturday
was a beautiful hit and could not
have been more timely.
Liebert pitched a strong game on
Friday and proved the "man of the
hour" when sent to Wardwell's
rescue in the seventh inning of Sat
urday's game. He completely
checked the visitors hitting, holding
them at bay until "Shorty" ended
the suspense with his Herculean
wallop to left field in the last half
of the ninth inning.
Craig is covering the short stop
position in fine style and his "pep
per" is an invaluable asset to the
success of the team. His hitting is
likewise above the average and is
especially timely. Of the new
men Hittner is proving to be of
much value to the team. He is
playing a steady game around the
middle station, while as pacemaker
with the bat in last year's Interclass
League, he is living up to his repu
tation. In Friday's contest he
landed for a two bagger and three
singles in five times at bat, which is
not at all bad. Mason also, made a
good showing in his initial ap
pearance on the varsity. In three
times at bat he made a two bagger
and a tripple respectively, and
registered at the rubber three times.
He likewise fielded his position
. Friday's game proved an easy
victory. The Blue and White hit
hard and of ten while the visitors
could do little with the delivery of
Leibert, especially when hits meant
runs. Two errors, followed by
three hits, netted a brace of runs in
the first. A base on balls followed
by Crawford's home run added
two more in the second. Hittner's
single and steal with Liebert's single
added the fifth run in the third. A
base on balls, to Crawford, followed
by hits by Henderson, Craig, and
Hittner made the total eight in the
sixth inning. Hits by McCarthy,
Abell, Kingston and Johnson gave
the visitors two runs in the fourth,
but they were not strangers at any
Hittner led with four hits, Hen
derson constituted three, Craig,
Kern, and Liebert two each, while
Keller and Crawford each added
one, the latter hitting for the cir
cuit. Score by innings :
Penn State 22100300x-815152
Colgate 000200000-2 9 12 3
Strike outs—Liebert 5, McLaughlin
4. Bases on balls—Liebert 1, Rich I,
McLaughlin 3. Stolen bases—Craw
ford, Henderson, Craig 2, Hittner 2.
Penn State started like winners in
Saturday's contest. After Miller
and Crawford were disposed of,
Henderson walked and Craig sing
led, Hittner allowed one of Crokers
shoots to catrh his shirt and filled
the bases. Keller hit a hard one at
Johnson, who errored and two runs
resulted. Mason's three bagger
with Wardwell's sacrifice fly added
another in the second, while in the
third a base on balls to Crawford,
Henderson's sacrifice, and Ham
mond's error on Johnson's assist of
Hittner's grounder made the fourth
count. Two resulted in the fourth.
Komian was hit, Mason doubled
and Miller singled, the first two
registering, Crawford's hit, Mc-
Laughlin's error of Henderson's
high fly, and Craig's sacrifice fly,
admitted the seventh run in the fifth,
while an error, steal, and an out
admitted Mason with the eight tally
in the sixth inning. During all this
time Wardwell was having things
quite his own way. Two hits
coupled with an error counted Mc-
Laughlin in the third while Edgar
ton's scratch single followed by
Kingston's two base hit admitted
the second tally in the fourth. The
score stood 8 to 5 until the seventh
inning, when something happened.
When Liebert finially went to the
rescue of his brother Blue and
White flinger, the score was 8 to 8,
and the game was anybody's for
Crocker seemed to get better as the
Johnson started the visitors
"lucky seventh" with a single. He
advanced to second on Croker's
out at first. Robinson almost
knocked Wardwell off his feet with
a hot smash. The ball rolled to
one side and in his haste to get his
man, Wardwell over threw first;
Johnson counted and Robinson
perched on second. McLaughlin
scratched a single, admitting Rob
inson on a close play. The aggres
ive left fielder then stole second
from where he scored on Mc-
Carthy's double to right field.
A high fly was hoisted over
the plate. But the wind fooled
Henderson and he and Ward
well and Keller watched the
ball drop safe about three feet in
front of the plate. Edgarton fan
ned and Abell hit for two bases,
scoring McCarthy and Hammond.
Crawford errored Kingston's fly to
right after a hard run, and Abell
scored—Here Liebert stepped in
and Henderson threw out Johnson
from in front of the plate.
Conditions looked favoMble in
the seventh when Henderson open
ed with a • two base hit to left.
Craig sacrificed. Hittner drove a
liner at Croker, who doubled Hen-
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STATE COLLEGE, PA., APRIL 9, 1913
THE GLEE CLUB TOUR
Penn State Glee Club Meets With
Overwhelming Success In Far
Our vocal representatives began
their successful tour by giving a
concert in Pittsburgh, which was
well attended by alumni and Penn
The club gave its tirst concert
under the auspices of the Santa Fe
Railroad at Marceline, Mo., and
from that time on successive con
certs were given at Ailtansas City
and Dodge City, Kansas; La Juncta,
Col.; Ratan, San Marcial and
Abuquerque, New Mexico; Winslow
1 and Flagstaff, Arizona; Needles
and Barstow, Cal. -
1 The club spent a day in Los
Angles, and judging from late
reports, it intended to pay a visit to
the Grand Canyon of Colorado.
The reports of the various members
substantiate the fact that our music
cal organization encountered a mul
titude of pleasant experiences.
Accomodations were provided for
in Pullman cars, and the meals were
served in the best of railroad hotels
along the road.
The concerts, judging from the
clippings of Western papers, have
met with the greatest of succes, and
commendation and praise have been
forthcoming from all sides.
Professor Robinson, who is re
sponsible for the successful venture,
seems to be well satisf.ed with the
rezulLs aad pro
duced by the club. One thing is
very apparent, and that is that the
name of Penn State was hearlded
from coast to coast.
The Glee Club will give the same
program as given on the road, in
the Auditorium next Saturday at
7:45 p. m. The general admission
will be $.25. There will be no re
The Student Hospital
Every effort is being made to
break ground for our student hos
pital before commencement and to
have completed by fall a unit of
the proposed building that will
answer our most urgent needs.
The Hospital Committee of the
Woman's Club, besides looking
after the needs of the sick con
fined in the shack near the grand
stand, has been active in arousing
general interest in the erection of a
suitable building and in raising
funds for this purpose. Five thou
sand dollars have already been
contributed by the students them
selves. Substantial sums have
been pledged by Senator Penrose
and His Excellency the Governor
of this commonwealth. The Hos
pital Committee in a recent social
"benefit" cleared ninty-one dollars,
and last year by a lecture "benefit"
raised thirty dollars. About two
thousand dollars are still needed
before the college feels warranted
to begin building.
The Hospital Committee wishes
to convey its thanks to the follow
ing merchants for their generous
donations to meet the presents
needs of the infirmary: Harry W.
Sauers, J. C. Smith & son, L. D.
Fye, Sheasley & Gentzel, C. W.
Smith, Henry Meyers, Sim the
Clothier, Leitzell Bros., Dr. R. D.
Gilliland, and John 0. Lawrence.
All of the experimental feeding
steers were sold on Thursday to
Messrs. Frank Endress and W. A
Mattern of Altoona.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
7:00 p. m. Band Room. Orches
TIIIMSDAY, ANVIL 10
7:15 p. in. Engineering Building.
Pharsonian Meeting. Impor
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
11:20 a. m. Engineering Building.
Lecture by C. D. Young, of
P. R. R.
Wornans' Building. Regular
Meeting of Liberal Arts So-
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
2:30 p. m. New Beaver Field.
Base Ball Game.
7:45 p. m. Auditorium. Glee
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Sunday
Chapel. Addressed by Rev.
R. R. Reed.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M.
C. A. Meeting.
MONDAY, Al'ltlL 14
6'30 p. m. Engineering Building.
Meeting of P. 0. S. of A.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
6:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Y. M.
C. A. Player Meeting.
Mr. Charles D. Young, Engineer
of Tests, Penna R. R , will speak
in Room 202, Engineering Building,
at 11:20 a. m., Friday April 11th.
Some classes which include senior,
junior and sophomore mechanicals
will be excused to attend; others
who do not have scheduled classes
at that hour are invited. Mr.
Young has risen rapidly in railroad
engineering and is at the head of
the best equipped and most
thoroughly organized Department
of Tests on any railroad in the
county. He is now conducting a
series of tests of special import
ance to engineers on Superheated
Steam and on Braking Tests of
Mr. E. W. Bush, '92, President of
the Penn State Alumni Association
and one of the most prominent
bridge construction engineers in the
county, will visit the College on
Friday, April 11th, and speak to
the class in Jur. 7 composed of
Messrs. H. A. Hey and E. W.
Calder; the former Office manager
of the American society of
Mechanical Engineers and the lat
ter, a well known Consulting engi
neer, were here on Tuesday, April
Bth, at which time they addressed
the society of Electrical Engineers.
The accounts for the preceding
month show a deficit for a large
number as regards their chapel col
lection envelopes. It is urgently
requested that all those who are
delinquent arrange to bring their
envelopes up to date.
Nearly 80 acres on the College
Campus have been set aside for
developing a forest arboretum. It
is planned to have the plantings
serve the use not only of the For
estry Department but also of the
Department of Landscape Garden
ing and Department of Botany, by
planting shrubs and vines as well as
forest trees. All forest trees native
to this county and hardy in this
climate will be planted, and many
foreign trees. The different kinds
of trees will be planted in small
groups and also as individuals.
This will bring out the character
istics of the trees when planted
PRICE FIVE CENTS
VARSITY TRACK TRIALS
Large Delegation of 1916 Men Re-
spond to Call—New Men Prom-
In spite of the raw wind that was
sweeping over New Beaver Field
last Saturday afternoon an unusual
ly large number of men responded
to the first call of Track Trials.
The work of the aspirants was
good considering the rather heavy
track and the earliness of the sea
son, some of the men showing
surprisingly good form. From
present appearances 1916 promises
to supply the Varsity with some
valuable men ere long.
120 yd. dash—Won by White
'l6; second, Chambers 'l6; third
Thorn 'l5, Time 13.2 sec.
2nd heat—Won by Steward 'l6;
second, Mitchell 'l6. Time 13.4
220 yd. dash—Won by White
'l6; second, Dolbin 'l6; Mason,
third. Time, 23.4-5 sec.
120 yd. hurdles —Won by Ley
den 'l6; second, Gill 'l6. Time,
220 yd. hurdles—Won by Jef
fery 'l6; second. Mitchell 'l6; third,
Leyden 'l6. Time 30 sec.
1-4 mile iun—Won by Jackson
'l6; second, Marion 'l6; third, Moy
er 'l5. Time 59 sec.
1-2 Mile run—Won by Larer 'l6•
second, Rogers 'l6. Time 2 min.
1 mile run—Won by Eatery 'l6;
second, Davis 'l6; third, Skillman
'l6. Time 5 min. 18 sec.
Pole vault—Won by Holler 'l6;
second, Burdick 'l6; third, Leyden
'l6. ht. 9 ft. 6 inches.
Broad jump—Won by Bechtel
'l6; second, Palmer 'l6; third,
Clemmer 'l6. Distance 19 ft.
High jump—Won by Pickett 'l6;
second, Bechtel 'l6; third, Gill 'l6.
ht. 5 ft. 7 inches.
Discus —Won by Lamb 'l5;
second, Jester 'l5; third, Szluppas
'l5. Distance 102 ft. 6 inches.
Shot put—Won by Jester 'l5;
second, Pickett 'l6; third, Szluppas
'l5. Distance 36 ft, 1 inch.
The following men led their
classes in the recent examinations :
Senior—D. W. Atkinson, Agri
culture. Prepared at the George
Junior—Miles Horst, Agriculture.
Prepared at the Millersville Normal
School. Present holder of the
John W. White Junior Scholarship.
Sophomore—G. W. Luerssen,
Mining. Prepared at the Reading
High School. Present holder of the
John W. White Sophomore Scholar
Freshmen—Tie between V. L.
Ayers, Mining (Harriman New
York High School); F. H. Clay,
Agriculture (Scranton Central High
School); R. A. Love, Civil Engi
neering (Tyrone High School);
and J. R. Mull, Agriculture first
semester, changed to Civil Engi
neering second semester (Jeanette
High School). Mr. Love has been
awarded the McAllister prize offer
ed by General Beaver.
under forest conditions and also
when planted in the open. There
have been few such arboretums
established in this county.
Professor C. W. Larson gave an
address before the Pennsylvania
Rural Progress Association at
Williamsport last week on the
subject of Clean Milk Productipn,