Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, June 06, 1913, Image 1
PENN STATE VOLUME 9 NUMBER 32 THE YEAR ON THE TRACK 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. Lacrosse 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. 1915 WINS SCRAP. 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 onds. 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 tion." STATE COLLEGE, PA., JUNE 6, 1913 Tiiio GAMES [ REMAIN 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 games. 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 COLLEGIAN. 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 lows: 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. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE YEAR'S PROGRESSIVENESS 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 year. 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 dance.