Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, April 16, 1913, Image 1

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Plays Dickinson Saturday—Captain
Whitney May Pitch During the
Eastern Trip Next Week.
Notwithstanding the fact that
W. and J.'s cancellation has left the
varsity without a game for two
weeks and that weather conditions
have been not a little handicap to
practice, Coach Manning is confi
dent that the team is now showing
the best form that has been dis
played this season. Old men and
new have mastered their positions
and real team work has been de
The game with Dickinson on
Saturday should be an interesting
contest. Of the thirty-two games
which we have played with Dickin
son, in twenty-two we have been
victorious, suffering defeats in the
remaining ten. Following are some
of the scores:
1909 Penn State 6 Dickinson 4
1910 " 10 " 5
1911 "
8 '•
On Tuesday the team leaves on
its eastern trip, which includes
games with Princeton, Seton Hall,
Lehigh, and West Point on April
23, 24, 25 and 26. Some of the
hardest games on our schedule will
be played on this trip; but with the
increased efficiency of the team,
they will no doubt meet with better
success than in the early southern
Coach Manning will probably
make at least one change in the
varsity lineup -for- these — games;
Mason retaining his position at first
base. Captain Whitney will ac
company the team, and if his in
jured arm keeps improving and
weather conditions are favorable,
he will occupy the box against
Princeton, as he did so successfully
last year.
The team has thirteen scheduled
games to play during the remainder
of the season, having played eight,
and a favorable showing may be
New College Bulletin.
The college bulletin and general
catalogue has been printed and a
few hundred copies are at the
registrar's office now, where they
may be secured. According to the
summary of students, the following
comparisons show our annual
growth: candidates for advanced
degrees, in 1912, 37; in 1913, 49; in
1912, 238 seniors, 328 juniors, 369
sophomores, 548 freshmen, a total
of 1483 men in four year courses;
in 1913, 293 seniors, 346 juniors,
447 sophomores and 656 freshmen,
a total of 1744. This year there
are 195 two year agricultural stu
dents, as compared with 179 in
1912. The total college enrollment,
including winter course and summer
session students, is 2534, an in
crease of almost 500 over last
Basketball Men Honored.
Dr. William Marks, a former
Penn basketball captain, coach of
Tech's team last season, has chosen
a star basketball five picked from
the teams of Western Pennsylvania
colleges. Mauthe and Binder, cap
tain of next year's varsity, are
placed at guard and forward posi
tions, respectively, and Captain
Hartz is placed at center on a sec
ond team chosen in a similar man
Addison C. Church, a graduate
of the class of '6l, died recently at
Luzerne, Pa.
' Clifford Roe Speaks at Cornell.
Mr. Clifford Roe, former district
attorney of Chicago, who gave a
brilliant address at this institution
some time ago, presented a very
striking oration before a crowded
student house at Cornell University
this week.
Mr. Roe realizes the value of
opening the eyes of the college
man, and of soliciting his support
in the national movement of sup
pressing white slavery.
The lecturer introduced his sub
ject by calling attention to
the fact that this is a de
cade of social reform—reform of
the social evil. People in the past
deemed it impossible to suppress
it. They thought that their best
efforts could but regulate it. Peo
ple of the present are, with rapid
strides. rising up against our mod
ern commercialized vice.
"Fighting white slavery is be
coming a popular occupation," said
Mr. Roe, "although at first it was
necessary to prove that white
slavery is found wherever commer
cialized vice is found, and that this
traffic in human beings, this hor
rible blot upon civilization, will
continue as long as commercialized
vice continues."
Mr. Roe forcefully and clearly
pointed out the prevailing condi
tions, and following the method he
pursued at Penn State, he quoted
numerous authentic cases, which
served to substantiate his argu
ments. He stated all the various
reasons and the causes for this ex
isting evil,'and •he clearly-•pointed
out that ignorance of present con
ditions is probably one of the fac
tors, which ,more than anything
else, hampers the eradication of the
great social evil.
Mr. Roe is one of that splendid
American type, which at one time
was predominant, but which today
is becoming less and less evident,
in our modern political and social
This great war-fare, as it were,
should receive the support of every
sane and self respecting individual.
As Mr. Roe brought out, "it is for
the sake of our code of morals,
and for the physical and intellectual
welfare of the nation." Be a real
and progressive American, and lend
your support to this worthy enter
prise. It is one, however, which
must be handled with extreme tact
and care. If you do nothing else,
give your moral support to this
progressive campaigni which is
tending to make our national atmo
sphere more healthful and intellect
Spring Football Practice
The usual spring football practice
is being taken up with special vigor
this year because of the necessity
of developing new material to take
the places of the 1913 men to be
lost by graduation. With ex-cap
tain Mauthe in charge of the back
field men, and "Dick" Harlow, of
the line candidates, assisted by
by Engle and Very, elementary in
struction has been going on for
some time, and the several teams
on the field have already gone
through signal practice, line and
back field drill.
It is expected that light scrim
mage will soon be started in which
special attention will be given to
new men. One of the problems in
which the coaches are interested is
the development of good punters.
Captain Miller has not been able to
attend many practices because of
his duties as varsity out fielder.
Trip to the Coast a Great Success
Proposed Concert Postponed Un
til Next Saturday.
Tuesday, April 8, marked the
end of the glee club's successful
twenty-five day's trip to the Pacific
coast under the auspices of the
Santa Fe Railroad. 'The club
travelled in all nearly seven thou
sand miles and passed through
eleven states, giving fourteen con
certs in seven of these states—in
Pittsburgh, Pa., Marceline, Mo.,
Newton, Arkansas City, Dodge
City, Kan., La Junta, Col., Raton,
Las Vegas, San Marcial, Albuquer
que, N. M., Winslow, Flagstaff,
Ariz., Needles and Barstow, Cal.
Our club is the first eastern col
lege organization to take the Santa
Fe trip and has certainly establish
ed a splendid reputation for itself.
All the performances„which were
given primarily for Santa Fe em
ployes and their families, though
all were admitted, were well attend
ed; and both audiences and press
declared the Penn State Glee club
to be the hit of the season. Other
college glee clubs given',trips by the
railroad this year were' those of the
Universities of Chicage; Kansas and
Indiana, and of Fairmont College.
The trip included all kinds of
weather and climate, from the
deserts of Arizona to' the orange
groves of California, and opportu
nities for sight seeing were made
plentiful -because of-t#?.. numerous
stop-overs. Club members report
pleasant days spent at the coas
and at the Grand Canon.
It was necessary, because of the
inability of some of the members
to attend, to postpone the concert,
to have been given last Saturday,
until eight o'clock next Saturday
evening, in the Auditorium. The
concert will be given in response to
the desire expressed by many to
hear the exact program which was
so well received on the western
Formation of Pennsylvania Inter
collegiate League Possible.
A movement is now on foot to
establish fox next year an intercol
legiate basketball league among
Pennsylvania colleges and univer
sities not members of other inter
collegiate associations. To that
end the Intercollegiate Basketball
Rules Committee is promoting a
convention to be held in Philadel
phia on April 26, the day of the
Penn State Relays, and to be at
tended by representatives from
Lehigh, Lafayette, Swarthmore,
Bucknell, Pittsburgh, Dickinson,
Penn State and possibly - others.
Graduate Manager Ray Smith will
be in Philadelphia at that time and
will be our representative at the
This project would ensure a good
schedule for Captain Binder's team
next year and still not interfere with
the management's securing other
good games outside of the league.
Though nothing is certain at pres
ent with regard to the matter, it is
resting in good hands and will re
ceive careful consideration at Phila
H. Walton Mitchell, '9O, Pitts
burgh, Pa., will furnish a room in
the proposed hospital and will keep
the room supplied with necessary
7:00 p. m. 114 Main Building
Meeting of Tennis Associa
tion. Managerial Elections.
7:00 p. m. Armory. Officers
7:00 p. m. Old Chapel. Lithu
anian Night of Cosmopolitan
Club. All Invited.
7:00 p. in. Engineering Building
Room 109 A. Schuylkill
County Club Meeting.
7:00 p. m. 202 Engineering
Building. Motive Power
Club Addressed by Mr. C. E.
Barba, Assistant Engineer of
the Pennsylvania R. R., on
"Train Wrecks—Their Cause
and Remedy."
2:30 p. m. New Beaver Field.
Varsity Base Ball. Dickinson
vs. Penn State.
2:30 p. m. New Beaver Field
Sophomore Track Trials.
8:00 p. m. Auditorium. Glee
Club Concert.
0:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh
man Service.
1:00 a. m. Auditorium. Sunday
Chapel. Addressed by Rev.
R. R. Reed.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M
C. A. Meeting.
6:30 p. m. Old Chapel. Y. M
C. A. Prayer Meeting.
Students' Baggage Company
Owing to the decision of the col
lege to discontinue the free hauling
of passengers and baggage to and
from the stations, and at the sug
gestion of President Sparks, the
Students' Baggage Company has
been formed. This company is
composed of W. H. Savery 'l4, H.
V. Cranston 'l5, J. F, Park 'l5, and
C. B. Cuno 'l5 and is operated by
by them. Its purpose is to haul
the students and their baggage at a
reasonable and fixed price at the
opening and close of college, and at
the various vacation periods. Ar
rangements have been made with
G. T. Graham to receive orders for
the company at his store. With
these increased baggage hauling
facilities no inconvenience need be
felt on account of the withdrawal
of assistance from the college along
that line.
Are You Going
To the Eaglesmere Conference
this year? John R. Mott, Secre
tary of the World's Student Feder
ation; Fletcher Brockman, National
Y. M. C. A. Secretary for China;
Dr. Cairns, of Aberdeen, Scotland
will be there. The dates are
June 13-22.
Thespian Elections
All nominations for Assistant
Managers of Thespians should be
submitted to A. M. Hooven, S. A.
E. House, on or before Saturday,
April 26th. From the list of nomi
nations submitted two men will be
J. C. Gephart, division engineer
in charge of state highway con
struction work in central Pennsyl
vania, is making arrangements to
take the senior highway engineer
ing students on an inspection trip
to various points of interest in Cen
ter county where road construction
is now in progress. As now plann
ed, the trip will be made on Friday.
Varsity Men Shaping for Penn Re
lays. May 2, Set as Date for Big
Inter Scholastic Meet.
On next Saturday afternoon the
trials that determine the men who
will go to the Penn relays will be
held on Beaver track at 2:30 p. m.
At the same time the four mile
team will be called upon to demon
strate that they too are worthy of
taking this trip and it is generally
expected that they will prove equal
o the occasion. Piner in the 100
yards and Hammitt in the hurdles
have already been entered at Penn
in the special events.
The track squad at present num
bers sixty five and all things con
sidered it is the best balanced
bunch of athletes that ever repre
sented our institution. Men for the
special events are not lacking. The
big majority of last year's squad
remains while several very valuable
new men can with assurance he
counted upon as certain point win
ners. Hammitt, Brown, Schroeder,
Pickett and Bechtel being some of
the most promnient.
The absence of Captain Lum will
be felt as a distance runner. Lum
at present is away on a Forestry trip
and will not be back until the latter
part of May. Coach Martin is
developing some new men that
promise, however, to compensate
his loss.
Preparations for the annual Inter-
Scholastic meet to be held here on
May 2 are being carried on in a
more extended scale than ever be-
fore. The entries thus far surpass
those of former years by a good
margin and still some time remains
until they close. Mercersburg
comes here on that day with her
entire track team. Practically all
the middle and western Normal and
Prep. schools of this state have en
tered as well as most of the high
These contestants are to be
divided into two classes. Class
No. 1 includes the Normal and
Preparatory schools, while No. 2
takes in all the high schools and
lesser preparatory institutions. The
customary medals and cups will be
awarded to the winners of the dif
ferent events. Special prizes will
be awarded to the team securing
the highest number of points in its
Coach Martin has kindly volun
teered his services in coaching the
sophomore and freshman track
teams for the coming inter-class
meet on May 17. This offer
affords a splendid opportunity for
the class squads to benefit them
selves by professional coaching and
at the same time it will enable the
coach to spot and pick out the
most promising men who thus far
have been overlooked or who have
not reported for the trials.
It is to be hoped that a large del
egation from each class will avail
themselves of this opportunity next
Saturday afternoon at which tim
he will hold a saries of trials fo
their special benefit.
Mr. R. B. Fehr has completed
some important experimental work
consisting of a spectroscopic study
of a new arc lamp, carried on in
connection with the Pennsylvania
Railway. The spectroscopic ap
paratus gathered together by the
engineering experiment station dur
ing the year is equalled only in a
few places.