Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, September 10, 1913, Image 1

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Latest Appropriation Assures Ex
tensive Building Operations
Sites Have Been Selected.
Seven new buildings and an addi
tion to another will be built this
Year from the appropriation fund.
The sites have been selected by a
New York landscape architect and
will be a part of a large plan of de
velopment. The Ghost Walk will
be eliminated to make room for the
new Women's Building which will
face on an open quadrangle.
The largest expenditure will be
made in building a $75,000 addition
to the Horticultural Building. This
addition will be of brown brick and
the completed building of the same
architecture as the Agricultural
An $BO,OOO animal husbandry
barn will be built across the road
from the Experiment Station and
back of Mr. Goodling's residence.
To the east of this new barn a $20,-
000 dairy barn will be erected.
A new chemistry building, which
will cost $70,000, will be located
near the present Chemistry Build
ing. This addition will relieve the
crowded condition in the old build
ing and make room for the expan
sion of the physics department.
The site of the new building will be
near the Chemistry Annex,
The site for the new $50,000
Mining Building has not been de
cided upon. It will, however, be
on the lower campus nearer Allen
street than the present building.
Shops for the industrial engineers
and laboratories for the electrical
engineers will be located in a new
$25,000 Engineering Unit. The
new building will be located in
front of the unit completed last
year and will be of the same style
of architecture.
The new Liberal Arts and
Woman's Buildings will begin the
open quadrangle arrangement or
grouping which most larger col
leges possess. All of the buildings
which will face on the quadrangle
will be of white brick. The Liber
al Arts Building will cost $70,000
and will be located between the
Library and Professor Williard's
house. The Women's Building will
be situated across the road in the
rear of fhe Botany building and
will cost $50,000.
Glee Club Activity
The Penn State Glee Club is
looking forward to another suc
cessful season, as Manager Freeman
has plans for a year which will even
rival last year's unparallelled
Trials for membership in the club
will be held next week—those for
tenors on Monday evening at 6:30
in the Auditorium, those for basses
Tuesday evening at the same time
and place. This year there will be
places for just fifty men, and com
petitition will be very keen. More
over, requirements will be higher
and trials more severe, and Director
Robinson wishes to impress upon
candidates that a prepared solo
furnishes a better basis for judging
ability, and hence increases the
candidate's chance of making the
club. Trials will be held before a
committee composed of Professors
Robinson, Calderwood and Bates.
The freshman Bible class, which
has met success fully for the past
two years. will hold its first meeting
immediately after freshman chaeld
Additions to Women's Building and
Old Main Completed —Work on
Horticultural Building.
Mr. Hollobaugh and his construc
tion gang have had a very busy
summer. Many improvements
have been made and since the ap
propriation turned out to be a real
ity new work has been started.
Eatly in tne spring, ground was
broken for the new addition to the
Women's Building aid since then
the work has progressed rapidly.
Just a few finishing touches remain
undone and the work will be com
pleted in a couple of weeks. It
is constructed of brick and al
though it does not conform archi
tecturally in every respect to the
old building, yet at the same time
it makes up for it in its modern
It contains twenty-one single
dormitories, and two baths on the
upper two floors. The first floor
contains a large dining room about
thirty by seventy feet with a seat
ing capacity of over one hundred,
and a new kitchen. This is fitted
up conveniently in every respect
and contains an up-to-date equip
ment of stoves and cooking appar
atus. A modern dish-washer and
dryer has been constructed---new
pantries and refrigators have been
built. The old kitchen has been
remodeled and serves as a new
cooking laboratory for the girls.
At the same time the interior of
the old building has been done
over. Paper hangers have iepaper
ed the walls and painters -- have
revarnished the woodwork and
given the interior several coats of
While the bricklayers, carpenters
and painters were at work on the
addition to the Women's Building,
the masons were busy completing
the 1913 memorial in front of Old
Main. This porch adds considera
bly to the building and creates
a more presentable entrance than
before. The broad steps, thirteen
in number, symbolic of the class of
1913, now allow free and easy ac
cess to the building. As a finish
ing touch to the veranda several
large electric lamps mounted on
bronze pedestals will be placed on
both sides of the steps, similar to
those given by the class of 1916 in
front of the auditorium.
At present the bricklayers and
carpenters are busy completing the
Horticultural Building. The tem
porary roof has been rcmoN ed and
the frames for the second story
have been set. The building is ex
pected to be ready for use next
spring and the design will conform
with that of the Agricultural Build
McAllister Hall has been reno
vated and thoroughly gone over
with paint and calcimine. The old
kitchen has been removed and new
physics laboratories have been in
stalled. A large class room has
been built and the Domestic Art
Department has been remodeled
and improved.
Numerous ocher changes and im
provements have been made among
which the following might be men
tioned: the Mining. Agricultuial and
Animal Husbsndry Buildings have
been repainted. New ventilators
and sky lights have been installed
in the Engineering Building. A
new heating system has been con
structed in the Aimoi y and the old
radiators have been raised several
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feet, The Pond House has been
remodeled and news roads have
been constructed mound Dean
Holmes residence. Two new ten
nis courts have been . built in the
rear of the Women's ' , Building and
the old courts have been widened
and lengthened.
Thus, if we open hur eyes and
notice the many new things in the
way of linprovement about the
campus we can readily' we that the
construction gang hate not been
asleep basking in the sun all sum
Faculty Atldiqiths
The following is an'alphabetical
list of additions to the faculty
made this year:
Albert, Chailes li;•„instructor in
mechanics and materials of con
Bacon, Margaret J., :41structur in
domestic ait, Univ. of Chicago,
Bechtel, J. R., assistant, - in hotticul
tate, Penn State; Beebe; Gordon A.,
assistant in civil engineering, Univ.
of Wisconsin; Bibby, Ij J., assistant
in dairy husbandry, North Dakota
Ag. College; Blasinga l me, R. U.,
instructor in agronomy, Alabama
Polytechnic Inst.; Bqsen, J. Las
sen, instructor in German, Bryere,
Flanklin, assistant in, surveying,
Union College. I
Cates, Samuel C., iinstructor in
physics, Kiskiminetfs Springs
School; Collings, Harr T., pi ofes
sor of German, Yale Univ.
Davis, James, instructor in math
ematics, Univ. of J Wisconsin;
Demaree, J. 8., instructor in bot
any,-Purdue Uir:v.; D't eThgrAfaiur,
assistant in public speaking;
Disque, Frederick C., instructor in
architectural drawing, Carnegie
Tech Schools; Dudley, Boyd, Jr.,
instructor in metallurgy; De Turk,
E., assistant in agricultural chemis
try, Purdue Univ.
Eno, Arthur L. assistant profes
sor of English, Univ. of Pennsyl
Field, Frank E., teaching fellow
in engineering, Rutgers Collt ge.
Gaum, C. G., instructor in
machine design, Alabama' Poly
technic Inst.; Gerlaugh, Paul, as
sistant in animal husbandry, Ohio
State Univ.; Gorham, W. R., as
sistant professor of agricultural ex
tension, Penn State; Gruber, H. D.,
instructor in electrical engineering,
Lehigh Univ.;
Haas, A. R., assistant in botany,
Penn State; Hall, Ernest J., teach
ing fellow in English Allegheny Col.;
Harp, D. S., instructor in mechan
ics and materials of construction;
Harris, C. L., instructor in mechan
ical drawing, 'I he Citadel; Hecker,
Harriet 13., instructor in institutional
management, Mechanics Inst.;
Hess, W. N., instructor in zoology,
Oberlin College; Hickman, C. S.,
assistant in animal hasbandry,
Univ. of Missouri; Harlow, Richard
C., teaching fellow in zoology,
Penn State.
Jenny, H. R., instructor i.i indus
tdal education; Jenks, H. E., as
sistant in civil engineering (tempor
Kern, Frank D., professor of bot
any, Purdue Univ.; Knauss, J. D.,
instructor in Getman, Lehigh Univ.;
Kzaybill, H. R., assistant in experi
mental agricultutal chemistry, Pcnn
State; Kustermann, Walter W., in
structor in matly:mati 's, Univ. of
Lassalle, L. J., ass
sor of Physics. Lo
Univ.; Law, Geoige
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College as a Whole Abolishes Indis
criminate Hazing.
During the closing days of the
last collegiate year, the entire stu
dent body unanimously decided to
abolish the much censured practice
of indiscriminate hazing. Although
few cases of such a character pie
vaned during the year, it was yet
deemed advisable to make a strin
gent regulation and thus to abso
lutely dispense with the practice.
It was decided to establish a
hazing tribunal through the Student
Council. This tribunal is to look
into all cases relative to the in
fringement of college customs.
The body, which is con:posed of
three seniors, four juniors and five
sophomores, will t: y and prosecute
all infringements of the customs,
and if a man is found guilty of a
violation, some sane form of pun
ishment will be meted out to him.
The great advantage which the
new system has over the old helter
skelter method of making men
recognize old traditions, cannot be
denied. This new body will en
deavor to be absolutely impartial
and will endeavor to promote har
mony among the two lower classes,
and to preserve the reputation of
our Alma Mater.
in forging, Carlton College; Lien,
Arnold J., instructor in economics
and economic history, Columbia
Univ., Lum, Herman A., student
employment bureau, Penn State.
McAnlis, C. R., assistant in engi
neering drawing, Penn State; Mad
doX, IC S., instructor in forestry,
Yale Univ; Moffitt, Earl L., field
assistant, Penn State; Munson, R.
8., instructor in history, Yale Univ.
Parsons, Samuel R., instructor in
physics, Mass. Ag. College; Peck
ham, J. L., instructor in German,
Clark Univ.; Putney, Fred S.. as
sistant professor of dairy husban
dry, Rhode Island State College.
Ritchey. J. S., assistant in civil
engineering; Roberts, A. E., in
structor in mining; Roberts, W.
Lewis, instructor in English, Brown
Univ., Rogers, H. Stanley, assist
ant in civil engineering ( tempor
Schroyer, C. R., teaching fellow
in mining; Scott, Georgiana K., in
structor in industrial art and de
sign; Seulke, Karl J., teaching fel
low in agriculture, Purdue Univ.;
Sharp, Henry S., assistant in civil
engineering, Rennselaer Poly. Inst.;
Shoenbeiger, H., instructor in
English, Muhlenberg College; Sim
mering, S. L., instructor in machine
shop practice, Univ. of Colorado;
Simpson, C. G., assistant professor
of mathematics, Columbia Univ.
Tabor, W. H., assistant in
machine shop practice; Thomas, C.
R., assistant in highway engineer
ing, Univ. of North Carolina;
Townsend, Ralph S., assistant in
civil engineering, Penn State; Trum
bull, Robert G., assistant in engi
neering drawing, Worcester Poly.
Woodruff, E. C.. assistant pro
fessor of electrical engineering, Mil
liken Univ.
Joseph E. Platt 'lO sails on Sep
tember 29 from Seattle, Wash., on
the "Minnesota" with a number of
other college men to take up Y. M.
C. A. work in China. All his
friends should make an effort to
send him a steamer letter at that
date at the above address, allowing
six clays tot passage across the
!date profes
isiana State
Last Summers Y. M. C. A. Confer
ence Big Success- Many Penn
State 11 1 1H1 Attended
All of the Penn State students
who availed themselves of the op
portunity of going to the Student
Conference at Eagles Mete in June
have voted that it was the most en-
joyable and profitable tell clays
they ever spent. A mixture of
good times, athletic contests and
common sense talks on the every
day affairs which confront the col
lege man, it was a privilege which
none would have misse,l. Over
sixty delegates and members of the
Junior Civil Summer School were
registered at the Forest Inn. The
spirit of friendly rivalry among the
many colleges represented was such
as only the environment ofles
Mere could give. Princeton can
sing, Pennsylvania can sing, but
' when it came to cheering and show
ing the kind of college spirit which
counts, Penn State was there.
When there was anything to be
started, everybody waited for Penn
State to lead. A stranger coming
in would believe it a Penn State
camp rather than a union confer
ence of more than forty colleges.
In spite of all the visible signs of
our loyalty to the college the dele
gates took part enthusiastically in
the regular exercises of the confer
ence and come back feeling much
insptrecl by the aninumthere,
Two receptions were giyen to the
foreign delegates and one to Dr.
and Mrs. Sparks, both of which
were great successes. The fot t ign
guests through interpreters gave
short talks on what they thought of
America. Mr. Waller, of Ireland,
was a great favorite with the "Penn
State bunch". He had everyone
laughing at his ready Irish wit.
Among some of the other noted
foreign guests were: Baron Nicolay,
of Russia; Mr. Isaacs, of India; Mr.
Wilder, of England, and many
others. The treat of hearing men
from fourteen different countries
speak alone made everyone think
Eagles Mere a success. One of our
most critical friends writes "Noth
ing has ever done me as much good
as that week."
In athletics Penn State did not
live up to her previous 1 eputation.
The "Theologs." defeated our
ball team; in track we were third,
Princeton and Penn being ahead.
However, competition was friendly,
and our defeat in no way detracts
from a realization of the worth of
the conference.
Freshman Physical Examinations.
Physical Director Lewis intends
this year to make more than ever
of the usual freshman physical ex
aminations, and all first year men
are urged to report to him at once
at the armory for an appointment.
In past years the examination has
been more or less a formality of
taking physical measurements for
statistic* purposes, but this year
the medical and hygenic side will
be closely followed up, with the
idea of discovering and checking
physical defects and ailments.
This system will be the means of
deciding whether or not men are in
condition to take part in athletics
and in class scraps. Sophomores
will be examined later in the year if