Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, October 01, 1913, Image 1

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The Camp Conducted by the War
Depai tment a Great Success
Over One Hundred and Fifty Col-
lege Men Enroll
The students' camp which was
held at Gettysburg last summer
met with great success, and in con
sequence the war department will
probably establish a number of
such camps mound the country
next summer. The principal func
tion of them being to interest the
young American in military affairs
and also to pt epaie•him to eventu
ally serve as au officer in the great
national military reserve which is to
be established in this country.
President H• S. Drinker of Le
high University speaks of this new
institution in the following way:
"When in May last I received the
letter sent out by General Leonard
Wood, Chiel of Staff of the United
States Army, to the presidents of
our American Universities and Col
leges, stating that the Secretary of
War had decided to hold during
the following summer two experi
mental military camps of instruc
tion for students of such institu
tions, I received the word with
hearty appreciation of the immense
good to out young men likely to le
suit from such an establishment.
Of all things that the American
youth of today needs, and needs
most, is the advantage resulting
from an experience of rigorous,
self-imposed discipline, and this
would hr self-imprlscd discipline. as
the young men joining these camps
would go of their own motion.
Among young men there are espe
cially two classes to whom such an
experience would be most valu
able—those coming from well-to-do
indulgent parents, and those who,
lacking parental control, have de
veloped an independence of ac
tion not consistent in all respects
with the proper conventions of
society and life. Nothing could be
better• for these men or• for any
other of our youths, than to be
thrown together for a time in a
body under the careful supervision
of the splendid men to whom have
been delegated the care and super
vision of our boys in these camps—
officers of the army, gentlemen of
high ideals, thorough training and
intensely and patriotically interest
ed in the work.
I have had the pleasure of visit
ing the instruction camp at Gettys
burg and again the second camp
for target practice, at Mount Gret
na, to which the boys marched
from Gettysbuig, camping by the
way, and learning practically how
to care for themselves by day and
night while living in the open air.
The country owes a great debt of
gratitude to the men who devised
and put into effect this experiment
for the benefit of our youth, and it
is generally to be hoped that it
may go on and be developed. Out
university and college bled youths
should develop as a class into lead
ers of our people; surely in their
training nothing can be more valu
able than this hard clisciplinaly
expelience in obedience and regular
clean living."
Di. thinker has made a study of
these camps instituted by the gov
ernment, and as he is closely asso
ciated with the college man, his
verdict is most valuable to those
interested in the military policy of
this country. The purpose of this
article is again to call the attei.tion
of our readers to the fact that the
government will very probably
greatly enhance the possibilities of
these camps in the coming summer,
and it is very possible that the
financial status will be made favor
able to the student. If you make
your plans for next summer far in
advance, give this commendable
proposition your careful considera
tion and give the Penn State regi
ment moie of a representation at
the camp than it had this yeal.
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Hard Schedule Confronts Team
Prospects Good
On Wednesday evening, at a
meeting of the soccer squad, the
following men were elected to
office for the school year: Assist
ant Managers, Bishop 'l5, and Vol
mer 'l5; Captain, Savery, 'l4.
Vigorous efforts are being put
f oith by these new men and Mana
ger Gregg to make this season sur
pass all previous ones both in the
popularity of the sport and the
achievement of the varsity team.
The schedule that confronts the
team as it appears at present is by
far the best ever di awn up here.
Games with teams such as Prince
ton, Cornell, Columbia, Pennsyl
vania, Washington and Jefferson,
and Havetford ate already practi
cally assured, while negotiations
with other similarly strong teams are
well advanced. Six games at least
will be placed on the schedule.
Pout of there will be played on for
eign fields.
With the exception of the I resh
man class, all classes have respond
ed well to the call for candidates.
Up to date a squad of over thirty
five men have reported with new ad
ditions coming in at each practice.
It is the desire of Manager Gregg
that new men, especialty freshmen,
who have not reported do so at
once or leave their names with him
or with "Doe" Lewis at the
Ar mory.
Twenty-five old men have thus
far shown up for regular practice
and as last year's graduating class
left several vacancies in the lineup,
competition for a varsity berth
should be keen. For the new men
this is an exceptional opportunity
to come out and make good as sev
eral of the regulars will not report
until agter football season is over
and by that time new candidates
should have become well advanced
in the game. Practice is held
daily at 4:20 p. m. on New Beaver
Field. '
Soccer was introduced at Penn
State in the spring of 1911 and
since that time its growth has been
so rapid and consistent that it bids
fair in time to become one of the
leading sports of our institution.
Reporters Note I
A meeting is called by Graduate
Manager Smith of all men who are
reporting lot city papers. Meeting
to be held in the office of the
Athletic Association, Tlinisclay
evening, Oct. 2, 1913, at 7: o'clock
shat p.
Arthur L Auman, of Wilkes
barre, a member of the electrical
engineering class of 1914 died at
his home on September 15th. He
is survived by his wife and one
claughtei, Eleanor,
La Vie dues ate payable on
Thuisday and niday evenings of
this week at. the Co-op beginning
6:45 p. m.
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The Time is Here for Penn State
Athletics to Keep Apace With the
Progress of Other Phases of the
College—What Statistics Show.
During the past two or three
years progressive leaci - ns among
the Penn State alumni and within
the student body have discussed to
a considerable extent the advisibility
of establishing the one -,/ear rule at
Penn State. A few went so far as
to agitate a movement to attempt
the passage of such a rule. The
result was the ainencleitint which
limited representatives' in varsity
athletics to regularly e!nolled stu
dents of any four year cJurse, while
the one year residence' is also re
quired of new men entering from
another college. This helped mat
ters somewhat, but we now think
that the time has come or tor Penn
State men to decide .vhere Penn
State shall stand in 'he College
Athletic World. Your vote, when
the issue is presented will count
either for progress or against it.
Which will it be?
Statistics show that Liming the
seventeen years, beifinning
with the class of 1901, h) men
have won their letter on the loot
ball field. This includes thirteen
classes complete to dat.s and makes
an average of seven mtn horn each
class. Doting this time 29 men
won their letter in th•ir freshman
year, or an average of ...v i vo men per
class. Thus we have two men out
of seven in each clasp 'who would
have been baited Irom the team
and must have been lepla••cd by
upperclassmen, had the o,ie-year
rule been in effect. But in 1900
Penn State had an enrollu ent of
less than 400; in 1910 it had reach
ed 1200, while at present the enroll
ment in foul year classes totals
°vet 1800. The present senior
class numbers slightly over 300.
which will leave a total of neatly
1500 eligible men should the one
year rule go into effect at the open
ing of the college yea' 1914-15.
With the added facilities to follow
as a result of the last appi opriation,
them is no doubt but that the num
ber of men will increase each year
for at least a few years in the
future. I•he number of eligible
men next year will be almost as
great as the total enrollment of
some of the colleges that have the
one-yea' 'tile in juice.
Let us look at the matter from
another angle. With the larger en
rollment it is becoming almost im
possible for a freshman to win his
letter, especially in football, the
sport with which we are most con
concerned. Last year not a fresh
man won his letter while this year,
after the loss of six varsity men
from last year's team, matci ial is so
plentiful that the coaches ‘xould not
be seriously embalassed if they
should be denied the use of fresh
men. In fact, it is safe to piedict
that not mole than one I i eshman
will win his letter. And yet, many
candidates with good piep school
reputations came in with the pres
ent ft eshman class.
Another thing which has been
done with the one year rule in view
is the seeming of a schedule foi
the freshman team. Last year's
freshman class WIS the first to have
a regular schedule. Although only
a short one the effects are easily
noticeable this year in thu work of
such men as McDowell, Wood,
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James, Craig, and Yerger on the
varsity squad. This year the fi esh
men have even a better schedule
and there's no doubt but that
they'll produce a numbtr of varsity
calibre men for next year's team as
a result.
Taking the subject from another
tack we must remember that no
men advertise Penn State quite so
much of in just the same way as do
her athletes. Of the 89 men who
won their "S" in football, thirty
dropped out of college for one
season or another before complet
ing their course. Twenty-one of
these men won their letter in their
freshman yea:, ten 01 whom re
mained in college one 3 ear or less
and seventeen of whom remained
only two years or less. It must be
admitted that this is not the best
advertisement in the world foi Penn
State and her ideals,
It is also a notewarthy fact that
many of Penn State's stars did not
win their letter until they evidently
found themselves or were found by
the coaches in their junior or senior
year. Men like White 'O5 Gotwalls
and McGee 'O6, Kunkle and Henry
'O7, Burns 'OB, Johnson and Wat
son 'll, Harlow 'l2, and Wilson,
and Page 'l3 are examples of this
type of men, and these is no doubt
but that more men equally as good
will be found in the future in the
upper classes, with the necessity
for more men occasimecl by the
one-year rule.
Cornell, Pennsylvania, Yale,
Princeton, Syracuse, Harvard and
Dartmouth and all the teams of the
Western conference, have the one
year rule. Penn State teams have
consistently and repeatedly proven
themselves to be on a par with the
best in the country but recognition
is lacking or given grudgingly—a
compromising clause often coming
with the praise or comment, while
games with the big teams are hard
to get. We are constantly forced
to cater to their demands.
Shall our Very's and Mauthe's
and Miller's and Harlow's of the
future be placed on the honor roll
with unstinted praise ?
Shall our eligibility rules be the
excuse for denying us games and
recognition where we truly belong ?
Shall we continue to be the butt of
our opponents, rivals, or critics be
cause of conditions we can remedy?
Do you believe in the uniform
growth and development of Penn
State in her activities, her institu
tions, her ideals ? Do you believe
in pulling against the current or
floating with the stream. Are you
a progressive ?
Sidelights on First Game
Tech's eleven is much heavier
than last year; the team averages
20 lbs. more per man. With three
guards tipping the scales over the
185 mark, a pair of tackles almost
as weighty, they will present a very
formidable line The backfield is
much lighter but the weight of the
line men will offset this deficiency.
'l'ech's adherents feel very op
Dean Jackson, who is at present
on a leave of absence, occupying
the position of state commissioner
of labor, was in town on the 26th.
It is the intention of the dean to
visit the college frequently and in a
meastnc keep in touch with the do
ings of his department.
The class of 1917 now has a
total enrollment of 648, of which 52
were matriculated a year ago.
Hollenback's Charges Fast Round-
ing Into Shape—Team Looks
Strong—Carnegie Tech First Op-
The local football season will
open on Saturday when the 1913
Blue and White eleven will try con
clusions with Carnegie Tech. The
boys from the western end of the
state are said to constitute the
heaviest eleven that Tech has ever
had while her backs are given cred
it for being fast. There is no
doubt that Penn State will have
a chance to show what may be ex
pected of her representatives on the
gridiron this season.
The Blue and White warriors are
fast rounding into shape and indi
cations the fact that all the
regulars will be in shape to enter
the fray at the whistle of the
referee. Lamb's knee is mending
fast, and the big fellow is again in
the scrimmage. "Big" Clark has
likewise got into the harness, as
has also Tobin, and both are com
ing fast. At present it looks as if
only two of the candidates of
promise w;11 Le unable to get in
the first game. These two are
Quirk, who is a candidate for end.
and the big freshman guard Foery.
The former sustained a badly
wrenched knee in scrimmage, while
the latter received a sprained ankle
which has rendered him "hors de
combat" for the time being.
One important change, which
looks as if it were to be a perma
nent one, is the playing of Berry
man at left end on the varsity.
Berryman, a star in the backfield,
promises to even be of more serv
ice at one of the wing positions.
His speed, weight and strength, to
gether with his hard tackling all
combine to make him an ideal end,
while his pcwer to carry the ball
can still be utilized by calling him
back of the line, running from his
position, or catching forward
passes. His presence at end seems
to go a long way -toward solving
the end problem. The other wing
position seems to lie between Vogt
and Weston, although the former
will probably get first call. With
Berryman and Vogt at ends, and
Weston and Shupe to take their
places when occasion demands, it
looks as if "Big Bill" need not
worry any longer about the ends.
Three halfbacks with a sub end
from last year have solved the
The placing and using of Berry
man, Vogt and Shupe as end men
has given the coach a chance to use
some of his good surplus backfield
candidates as regulars. This has
been noticeable in the playing of
Tobin at full and Yerger and Craig
at halves, or Tobin and Welty at
halves with Clark or Barron at full
back. Welty has also been used at
fullback while Tobin has been given
some experience at calling signals
so that he can substitute for Cap
tain Miller should occasion demand.
James is also acting as understudy
to Shorty, and is showing up as a
capable man in that position.
Lamb will be the one tackle:
while McVean will probably start
the game at the other. Welling
and McDowell are also strong
tackle candidates, while Allen has
shown more than ordinary ability
as a lineman at guard or tackle.
Bebout and Vogel look like the
regular guards with Miller as sub-
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