Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, June 06, 1913, Image 1

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Vftrsity Team Promises to End
Season Without Defeat—Brilliant
Work of Individal Stars a Fea-
ture—Martin a Successful Coach
The varsity track team under the
guidance of Manager Clark and
Coach Martin has passed through
the most strenuous and successful
season in our history.
Although crippled by the loss of
the services of Captain Lum the
men have met and decisively beat
en the University of Virginia, the
southern intercollegiate champions,
and the Carlisle Indian team. In
the Pennsylvania intercollegiates
held at Pittsburgh the Penn State
team scored, within a few points,
as many as the other contesting
teams combined. At this meet
Keyser established the new West
ern Pennsylvania record for the
two mile run.
The success of the team can be
attributed to being so well balanced.
In the dashes Piner and White
scored heavily in every contest.
Armsby, the most versatile man on
the team, scored constantly in the
broad jump, high jump and hurdles.
Hammitt was usually at the front
in the hurdles and also valuable in
the broad jump. Maybee was our
mainstay in the pole vault as was
Leyden in the half mile. Lamb.
and Keyser were among the surest
winners on the team in their events
Other men who deserve mention are
Horst, Hays, Erb, Lewis, Fischer
The season closes Monday, June
9, when Carnegie Tech comes here
in a dual meet. As little fear is ex
pected as to the outcome of this con
test our team promises to end the
season with a clean slate. For this
success great credit is due to our
coach, William Martin. "Bill" has
proved himself capable both as a
coach and a trainer and for his
valuable services is due the thanks
of the student body.
Saturday, May 24th, marked the
introduction of Lacrosse as a sport
at Penn State. The Blue and White
succeeded in winning the initial
game by a score of 4 goals to 3
from University of Pennsylvania.
The game as a sport has excited
considerable comment within the
student body and judging from this
comment Lacrosse bids fair to be
come one of the most popular
branches of sport at the Blue and
White institution.
The game contains enough of the
sensational to make it attract
ive and enough science, skill, and
team work is demanded to make it
one of the most interesting games.
The success of the sport so far as
the srudent body is concerned is
practically assured in every way.
The popular athletic appetite at
Penn State demands sports that re
quire alertness, speed, endurance,
and true Penn State fighting spirit.
Lacrosse is the answer.
The management has been suc
cessful in securing a Commence
ment game with the Bronx Club, of
New York, taking place at eleven
o'clock Saturday morning.
The class of Junior Civil Engi
neers will leave State College on
Thursday morning, June 12th, for
Eagles Mere where they will re
main for two weeks of summer
work in hydrograpic surveying.
Track Meet Won in Last Event
After Sensational Races.
The sophomore track team de
feated the freshmen on Memorial
Day in the hardest fought track
scrap ever held on the new track.
From the beginning the freshmen
took the lead in scoring and held it
during the greater part of the con
test. A strong finish by the soph
omores turned the tide in the other
direction and the meet was won by
them with a score of 64 1 - 2 to
61 1-2.
The work of White, Bechtel and
Pickett was especially noteworthy
for the lower class men, while
Lamb, Elliot, Barron and Erb were
largely instrumental in bringing vic
tory to the sophs.
The summaries:
100 yard dash—First, White 'l6;
second, Dolbin 'l6; third, Elliott
'l5. Time, 10.2 seconds.
220 yard dash—First, White 'l6;
second, Erb 'l5; third, Mason 'l6.
Time, 23 seconds.
440 yard dash—First, Erb 'l5;
second, Dolbin 'l6; third, Mason
'l6. Time, 53 seconds.
Half mile run—First, Michener
'l5; second, Sharp 'l5; third, Hen
ning 'l5. Time, 2 minutes 4 sec
Mile run—First, Henning 'l5;
second, Jackson 'l6; third, tie be
tween Larer 'l6 and Manley 'l5.
Time, 4 minutes 45 seconds.
Two mile run—First, Austin 'l6;
second, Herold 'l6; third, Ewing
'l6. Time, 10 minutes 57 seconds.
High hurdles—First, Barron 'l5;
second, Br 'l6; -third ; • Hancock
'l5. Time, 17.1 seconds.
Low hurdles—First, Bechtel 'l6;
second, Brown 'l6; third, Barron
'l5. 26.2 seconds.
High jump—First, Pickett 'l6;
second, Elliot 'l5; third, tie be
tween Bechtel 'l6 and Brown 'l6.
Height, 5 feet 10 inches.
Pole vault—First, Bordick 'l6;
second, Holter 'l6; third, Mathers
'l5. Height, 9 feet 6 inches.
Broad jump --First, Elliot 'l5;
second, Clemmer 'l5; third, Bech
tel 'l6. Distance, 21 feet.
Shot put—First, Lamb 'l5; sec
ond, Berryman 'l5; third, Blume
'l5. Distance, 40 feet.
Hammer throw—First, Lamb 'l5;
second, Pickett 'l6; third, Devine
'l6. Distance, 124 feet.
Discus throw—First, Lamb 'l5;
second, Jester 'l5; third, Devine
'l6. Distance, 108 feet.
Officials—Referee, Allen; Clerk
of Course, Lewis; Starter, Wright;
Timers, Garver and Mease; Judges,
Stecker and Torrance.
Commencement Parade
The regimental review will take
place on Saturday, May 7 and the
regiment will have the honor of be
ing addressed by Major General
Leonard F. Wood, Chief of Staff of
the United States Army.
The first call will be sounded at
about 9 o'clock, and white duck
trowsers will be worn for the cere-
All men are urged to be on hand
promptly, and participate in this
ceremony with real military spirit,
so that General Wood will take
away with him a good impression of
our military organization.
Profressor J. A. Moyer addressed
the Engineers' Society of Pennsyl
vania at the meeting on Tuesday
last at Harrisburg, on the subject
of "Purchasing Coal by Specica
Penn State Needs to Win the Last
Two Games to Make•the Season a
Successful One.
The Blue and White baseball
season has been one of varied suc
cesses and reverses. When every
thing is considered the season has
been a success and Coach Manning
deserves great credit for rounding
out a team such as at present repre
sents the Blue and White.
Coach Manning had to overcome
the unusual handicap of selecting a
whole new infield. His difficulties
were further increased due to the
injury of Captain Whitney in foot
ball last fall which losit to the nine
its leader and the services of one of
the best pitchers that has ever rep
resented the Blue and White.
With the possible exception of
the southern trip the team has
done as well as former Penn State
nines have done. The team started
south with practically no outdoor
practice Under these conditions
good team work in an infield of all
new men was made almost impos
sible while inexperience on the
bases also cost Penn State dearly in
these early games. The southern
college pitchers had 4lso had the
advantage of a warm climate in
getting into shape and were there
fore better prepared t;,) pitch win
ning ball than our ! nen. Five
of the six games .1 were lost
to teams that lat i er in the
season would no doubt,have proir
ed easy "picking" for i che Blue and
Whitt:. -- it'•
Since the southern trip the team
has played winning, tough some
what erratic ball. Ganies were lost
to Cornell, Princeton and None
Dame, the last two being lost by
erratic fielding coupled with one or
two errors of judgement on the
base paths. Liebert and Ward
well, each deserved to win these
The Penn State attack has been
especially strong and this fact large
ly accounts for the team's victories.
Miller, Crawford, Henderson and
Mason make a quartet of left hand
hitters that has worried the best
pitchers of our opponents. Mil
ler's long hits have been one of the
features while the hitting of his fel
low portsiders has been equally op
portune. Henderson has been per
haps the most consistent hitter of
the team. Hittner, Keller, McKib
ben, Vogt and one of the pitchers
complete the lineup with right hand
swings at the pill. Keller's hitting
has been especially timely and
hard, while Liebert has helped to
win his own game more than once
with good healthy wallops.
On defense the work of the mid
get center fielder, Miller stands out
above that of all the rest. Miller is
no doubt one of the greatest play
ers that has ever represented the
Blue and White. He covers a
world of territory with accuracy
and brilliency. Crawford, although
not so sensational, is a very reliable
fielder, while the left garden has
been variously taken care of by Mc-
Kibben, Kominarsky, Vogt and Hen
derson,the latter named playing per
manently in left after McKibben
was moved to short field. Mason
and Hittner have put up probably
the most ieliables games in the in
field, while both at times have
played brilliant games on defense.
Keller and McKibben have played
the most sensational and at the
same time the most erratic ball in
the inner works. Both possess
speed, aggressiveness, and the good
whips necessary for a player on
their side of the diamond.
The bulk of the pitching has fall
en upon Liebert and Wardwell, es
pecially the former who was able
to get in condition earlier in the
season than his team mate. Since
Wardwell struck his gait he has
pitched excellently. Victories
over Seton Hall and the Army go
to his credit, while it was no fault
of his that Notre Dame didn't go
the same route. Liebert's victories
over Dickinson, Lehigh and Al
bright are his best achievements,
Henderson and Vogt make a strong
pair of wind pad artists.
Captain Whitney, Henderson and
McKibben will be lost by gradua
tion this year. Whitney a year ago
was a tower of strength but this
year, owing to unfortunate injur
ies, has been of no value as an
active player on the team. McKib
ben has proven a good utility man
as has Henderson. The latter will
be missed most because of his ex
cellent work behind the bat and his
timely hitting.
Two games remain to be played.
On Saturday the Blue and White
meets the University of Pittsburgh,
while the Chinese University
crosses bats with the locals on
Tuesday June 10. The record now
stands ten games won and eight
lost. Two more wins will boost
the percentage column consider
ably, and the Blue and White wil
therefore put forth every effort to
win these final clashes. The sum
mary of the season reads as fol
Penn State 4 Catholic Univ. 8
Penn State 1 Univ. of N. C. 5
Penn State 3 Trin. Col., N, C. 4
Penn State 3 A. &M.ofN. C. 4
Penn State 10 Wash. and Lee 6
Penn State 3 Wash. and Lee 4
Penn State 8 Colgate Univ, 2
Penn State 9 Colgate Univ. 8
Penn State 6 Dickinsoe 5
Penn State 3 Princeton 8
Penn State 6 Seton Hall 3
Penn State 2 Lehigh 0
Penn State 13 West Point 2
Penn State 9 Albright 8
Penn State 3 Cornell
Penn State 15 St. Bonaventure 1
Penn State 3 Carnegie Tech. 1
Penn State 3 Notre Dame 5
State Appropriation
Last week the joint appropriation
committee of the Legislature at
Harrisburg voted to report the bill
carrying an appropriation of
$1,450,000 for the maintenance of
the college and for new buildings.
Of this sum $525,000 is intended for
buildings. Also, the committee
agreed to report a bill carrying
$20,000 for the Extension work of
the college during the next two
years. The appropriation made two
years ago was $BOO,OOO. If the
sum reported by the committee
as mentioned above passes both
houses and is approved by the
Governor, it will mean a new life
for this college. The new build
ings will relieve the crowded condi
tion and the maintenance will pro
vide additional equipment. The
good fortune of the college in se
curing a vote for so large an appro
priation is due wholly to the inter
est taken in the institution by Gov
ernor Tener, by Speaker Alter, as
well as the earnest effort of H.
Walton Mitchell, Vice President of
the Board of Trustees.
Penn State Excells in Various Col-
lege Activities, and at the Close
of the Year is in the Lead in
Certain Branches of Sport
Penn State's growth athletically
during the past year has kept apace
with her development in other direc
tions. Her football team ranked as
one of the best teams of the coun
try, showing superiority over teams
of many of the larger universities.
Her wrestling team likewise was
undefeated and can rightfully claim
the collegiate wrestling champion
ship of America. Her basket ball
team was likewise among the best
of Eastern Colleges. Base ball and
tennis were not quite on a par with
teams representing colleges of the
same sizs. Soccer received more
attention with better results than
ever before, while Lalrosse was
introduced as a varsity sport. With
an abundance of good material in
the last named sports, they will no
doubt soon be competing for cham
pionship hDnors gist as Blue and
White teams have done on the
gridiron and the mats during the
past two years.
Penn State probably showed her
greatest development in track dur
ing the past year. The employ
ment of a successful and trained
coach has placed a better balanced
team in the field than has ever rep
resented the Blue and White before.
Former rivals have been outclassed
and Penn State must look to secur
ing better teams as competitors in
the future in order to make the
meets truly interesting.
Hand in hand with this athletic
development has come the demand
for regulations requiring our repre
sentatives to meet the same eligibil
ity tests as set up in the larger in
stitutions with whom we must com
pete. The sholarship standard at
present ranks as high as that de
manded by any institution and is as
strict in its interpretation and exe
cution. Recent legislation by the
student body requiring men to
be matriculated in a regular four
year course or to have at least the
equivalent of freshman require
ments for entrance was a step in
the right direction. It is the fore
runner of the one year residence
eligibility rule in vogue at most of
the larger colleges and universities.
Student sentiment and alumni
judgment are beginning to realize
that the time is about ripe for this
final step to put Penn State on an
equal and impartial footing with
any of her competitors for athletic
honors. The time is here for all
Penn State men to think seriously
over this and similar questions and
then use their influence as their
judgment dictates. The result is
sure to be "all for the glory of Old
Penn State."
Class Action
At a recent meeting of the class
of 1914 it was resolved, that all ex
treme or improper dancing be ab
solutely prohibited and discounten
anced at the "Junior Prom" this
The dance committee has the re
sponsibility of enforcing this rule,
and as the committee is an ener
getic one, there is no doubt
that every one on the floor will
have to refrain from in certain
kinds of the modern form of