Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, October 08, 1913, Image 1

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"Big Bill's" Machine Proceeds to
Run Over Carnegie Tech. Cap
tains Miller Plays Brilliantly
Team Shows Great Possibilities
Forward Passes Fail
Coach Hollenback's Blue and
White hopes for 1913 opened the
season Saturday by taking Carnegie
Tech into camp by a score of
49 to 0. Only once during the
40 minutes of play did "Big Bill's"
Machine fail to run powerfully and
smoothly. This was in the second
quarter, when the nearest the Blue
and White came to a score was an
attempted goal from placement by
tackle Lamb.
On defense the Penn State rep
resentatives played a great game
when one considers that it was the
first game of the season. The
visitors were able to make but one
first down from scrimmage during
the entire contest, and frequently
plays were broken up before they
were fairly under way. The work
of "Big" Clark, the lanky centre,
stood out on the defensive as the
most brilliant spot. He was all
over the field, divined the plays ac
curately, while his tackling was
hard and deadly sure. The Penn
State line as a whole showed plenty
of strenght, and there weren't many
plays that got far enought through
to bring into play the defensive
strength of the backs. The Blue
and White suffered regeatedly from
penalties due to offside play or
holding in the line.
'The otfense showcd that Penn
State has a good string of backs
upon whom to depend in the big
games to come. Clark, Tobin,
Welty, and Berryman were consist
ent ground-gainers, while Shupe
and Vogt and Painter carried the
ball from their end positions for
substantial gains.
The work of Captain Miller at
quarterback stood out so prominent
ly that it made good work of the
others appear mediocre. The mid
get scored five out of the seven
touchdowns for his team, his scores
coming respectively at the end of
23, 55, 47, 37, and 40 yards runs.
Altogether he carried the ball for a
total of 250 yards. Only in the
second quarter did the offense fail
to carry everything before it. The
forward pass was tried but twice
and it failed both times.
For the visitors Kreider and Clair,
showed to advantage, while the
teams end play on defense was
good. Clair's punting helped to
save his team from an even worse
defeat. Some of his spirals carried
50 or 60 yards, and Shorty Miller
was several times obliged to use all
his speed and skill to catch up with
Carnegie Tech won the toss and
chose the north goal with the wind
at their backs. Clair kicked off to
Tobin on our 5-yard line. He re
turned 10 and Berryman put on 35.
These were followed by gains by
Clark, Welty, Miller and Tobin and
ended with a touchdown by Berry
man just 2 minutes after the game
started. H. Clark punted out to
Miller and Welty kicked goal.
Score 7-0
State kicked off; Fullmer fumbled,
Welty recovering the ball. After
a 15-yard penalty for holding, there
was an exchange of punts. Miller
returned Clair's kick 25-yards. To
bin made two short gains and Mil
ler carried the ball over for the
second touchdown, Clark punted
out to Tobin and Welty kicked
goal. Score 14-0. The quarter
ended soon after.
In the second quarter Penn State
showed to the poorest advantage.
Clark caught a forward pass from
Kesner, but Penn State couldn't
gain. Lamb then tried a placement
goal from the 35-yard line, but the
ball was both low andwide. Scrim
made started on the 20-yard line
and on the second play Kreider
made the only first down from
scrimmage for the visitors. He
dodged through the Blue and
White tacklers for a total of 23
yards. Soon after Clair was forced
to kick, his punt going to 'robin on
Penn State's 15-yard line. The
Blue and White then started a
march goalward, which was cut
short on the visitors' 30-yard line
by the end of the half.
In the second half Weston had
taken right end while Berryman had
replaced Tobin at left half back.
J. R. Miller was in Vogel's place.
McVean soon replaced Lamb and
Shupe went in as end for Vogt.
It was in this third quarter that the
Blue and White showed her full
strength, with Captain Miller as the
star performer. Penn State receiv
ed the kickoff and after a penalty
and failure or two, Shorty took
the ball himself and ran 55 yards
for a touchdown. Welty kicked
goal. Score 21 . -0. Time 2:10. Ber
ryman returned the next for 20
yards and shortly after Miller went
47 yards for a score. Welty kick
ed goal. Score 28-0. Time 1.05.
Soon after the kickoff Berryman
sent a long punt down the field.
On the second play Tech fumbled
and McVean recovered. Miller
scored on the next play on a 37
yard run. Welty kicked goal.
Score 35-0. Time 2:30. No more
scoring in third quarter.
Soon after the start of the fotirth
quarter a forward pass from Miller
went to Kreider. Miller returned
the punt 28 yards, and Shupe, Bar
ron and Welty carded it over in
three plays from the 30 yard line.
Welty kicked goal. Score 42-0.
For the final touchdown Berryman
and Miller carried the ball 60 yards
on three plays, Miller scoring.
Welty kicked his seventh goal.
Score 49-0. James relieved Cap
tain Miller after this bit of exertion,
and Penn State went after another
score, Barron, Welty and James
carrying the ball 65 yards to the
visitors 10-yard line where it was
lost on a fumble just as the whistle
blew. Line up:
Penn State Carnegie Tech.
Berryman r. e. Burke
McDowell r. t. Welch
Vogel r. g. Trautman
J. Clark c. H. Hellstrom
Bebout 1. g. Tyler
Lamb 1. t. Fulmer
Vogt I. e. Lauer
Capt. Miller q. b. Kesner
Welty r. h. b. Kreider
Tobin 1. h. b. Balsinger
H. Clark f. b. Capt. Clair
New Club
A Wilkinsburg club, composed
of students from that locality, has
just been formed. At present it
has a membership of over twenty
men, with prospects of more next
year. A Penn State dance will be
held in Wilkinsburg during Christ
mas vacation to interest prospec
tive students.
The Civic Club will meet Thurs
day, October 9, at 6:45 p. m., in the
Engineering Building.
Baketball Gossiq
Although it may seem compara
tively early for basketball, the gap
left by the graduation of such men
as Mauthe and Hartz of last year's
team leaves only a small nucleus
about which to build a team
capable of standing the strain that
the schedule insures. In view of
this Coach Martin and Captain
Binder are making a call for all
basketball candidates to report this
Thursday at 5 p. m. in the armory.
Every man that has ever played
basketball when in prep school or
in college is urged to report at this
time and place.
The schedule is not fully com
pleted but it is safe to say that the
approaching season will be unusual
ly long and strenuous and the
services of the best men in college
will be reguried to uphold the
standard set by the Penn State
teams of the past. For the first
time in her history Penn State will
be represented in an organized
league so that we will have an
opportunity to land another cham
pionship. This league is composed
of colleges and universities in Penn
sylvania, the very strongest teams
being represented, and so Billy
Binder's team have some strenous
work ahead if they wish to "bring
home the bacon".
This should be borne in mind by,
new men that men who come out
early in the season will stand a bet
ter chance of being retained when
the squad is picked than if they
had put off reporting to a later
date. Every man, new or old, that
knows anything abpvt : _ :_ th_ game is
wanted at the Armory, 5 p. m. on
Thursday afternoon.
Harvard Game
Graduate Manager Ray Smith
last week met F. W. Moore,
Harvard's graduate representative,
in New York City, and a foot
ball game between the two institu
tions for October 25 is practically
assured. '['he only formality neces
sary now is ratification by the
Harvard faculty committee.
It will be remembered that Villa
nova was on our schedule for
October 25, and great credit is due
her representatives for their sports
manlike manner in stepping aside to
allow • Penn State to measure
strength with last year's champ
Date of the Notre Dame Game
The date of the Notre Dame-
Penn State football game has been
widely published as Saturday, No
vember 8. This is incorrect, for
the game will be played on Penn
sylvania Day, Friday, November 7.
The date was changed to offer an
interesting attraction to Pennsyl
vania Day visitors, and incidentally
to swell the gate receipts. The
new arrangement will of course con
flict with the regularly scheduled
sophomore-freshman game, and at
present it is not definitely known
just when the latter will take place.
The Calendar
Beginning with next issue the Col
legian will again publish the weekly
calendar. Meetings of college or
ganizations, time of events of im
portance and the like will be pub
lished gladly if notice is given
some one of the editorial staff.
When an item for publication is
sent in writing, it must be signed—a
precaution to insure accuracy.
The Prohibition League meets
Monday, October 13, Room K,
Library, at 7:00 p. in.
Lieutenant Lowe Will Leave
It is with regret that we announce
that Lieutenant Thomas H. Lowe,
of the 28th U. S. Infantry, will
leave sometime in the near future
in order to rejoin his regiment at
Galveston, Texas.
Lieutenant Lowe has been Com
mandant of Cadets in this institu
tion for the past year, and those
who have come in contact with
him in an official way. know what
a keen interest he manifested in the
officers and men. Those who came
in contact with Lieutenant and Mrs.
Lowe in a social way will also miss
them very much, especially at sonic
of the social functions during the
Congress passed an act last De
cember which limited the time of
detached service of an officer, and
as Lieutenant Lowe's time of de
tached service is at end, he will be
obliged to return to his regiment,
which is mobilized on the Texas
The new officer coming is not
known as yet, and we are
fortunate in having Lieutenant
Lowe with us until he ar
rives. For this paper we wish
to express our appreciation of what
Lieutenant Lowe has done for the
military and if he should
leave soon, we wish him a pleasant
journey and an agreeable and suc
cessful year to come.
A Penn Trip
Fifty-two men have been picked
to fill the membership in the Glee
club, many old men having been
dropped because of the excellence
of new material. Although only
one regular rehearsal has been held,
the quality of voices, the readiness
and unity which the club has
shown give promise of a great im
provement even over last year.
Weekly rehearsals will continue
regularly, as the trip to Philadel
phia is an assured fact. Arrange
ments have been made for the club
to give a concert in the Tioga Pres
byterian church, North Broad
street, on the evening of Friday,
October 31 the day before the
Penn game. Moreover, negotia
tions are being made, which if suc
cessful, will enable the club to give
a musicale on Friday afternoon in
"Egyptian Hall", of the Wana
maker building.
An Important Ruling.
At a recent meeting of the Exec
utive Committee of the Board of
Trustees, the numerous instances of
unpaid bills owed by classes and
other college organizations were
considered and the effect upon the
public as affecting the credit and
good name of the college itself.
Creditors are inclined to hold the
college responsible and to assert
that the college does not pay its
just bills. To improve this situa
tion and to inaugurate a better busi
ness system, the President of the
College was ordered not to permit
the use of any college room or
building for any purpose involving
financial obligation until he was as
sured of cash on hand to meet such
obligation. The action will cover
all assemblies, receptions, publica
tions and performances.
Methodist students and others,
who worship in St. Paul's Metho
dist Episcopal church, East College
and McAllister streets, are cordially
invited to the annual reception to
be held in the assembly room of
the church, Friday evening, October
10 from 8 to 10 o'clock.
Experience of 1916 Men Decides
Contest— Both Classes Poorly
Represented—Perfect Weather
Conditions Prevail
With ideal weather conditions
prevailing, the annual Sophomore—
Freshman push: ball scrap took
place on Old Beaver Field, Satur
day afternoon, Octobtr 4th, wit
nessed by the rest of the student
body and visitors from neat by
points. Victory attended the
efforts of the 1916 men, the :core
being 9-0 in their favor.
The Sophomore class was first
to reach the scene of conflct where
they formed a gauntlet for the
freshmen. But in this they were
outgeneraled, the 1917 men taking
another way to _ the field. Both
classes lined up preparatory to the
start with the freshmen massed in
the center and the sophmores using
the wing formation. Both sides
were poorly represented in numbers,
the freshmen having the advantage
in this respect.
At the signal to start, which was
given at 1:32 p. m.. the participants
closed in and engaged in hard
fighting to carry the ball into the
territory of the other. For the
first few minutes the ball see-sawed
back and forth near the center of
the field, but soon the experience of
1916 began to show itself and slow
ly but steadily advanced the ball
toward the goal of 1917, the latter
resisting this advance in a manner
which was splendid to witness.
Within three - minutes of - the start,
however, the sophs carried the ball
over their opponents goal for the
first score. The ball was again put
in play at the center of the field
from which point if was carried in
to the freshman's terrtory, where it
remained until the .close of the first
period. Score 1916-3; 1917-0.
With the beginning of the second
period the sophomores rapidly car
ried the ball toward the goal of
1917 and within 3 1 . -4 minutes of
the start crossed it for a second tal
ly. Soon afterwards another goal
was scored. The second period
ended with the ball in the fresh
men's territory. Score 1916-8,
The freshman displayed their
best fighting qualities during the
last period and frequently oarrkg4
the ball into the territory of their
opponents but they were unable to
keep it there, and the third period
ended with the ball in their terri
tory. Final Score-1916-9; 1917-0.
In comparing this year's scrap
with that of last, it may be said
that the freshmen displayed better
fighting qualities and a splendid
spirit of aggressiveneZs characteriz
ed their efforts throughout the
scrap. Probably the greatest fac
tor in losing the scrap was
their inability to keep their top
men. The wings of sophomores
did not prove a success and toward
the end were practically ineffictive.
Few injuries were sustained and
these were of but minor character.
Judges: Professor Darst, Miles
Horst, H. Hill, and R. Sayre. Offi
cial Starter G. Gleason. Time
keeper, C. Jones. Time 55 mins.
Intermissions 25 mins.
Dr. Henry P. Armsby, Director
of the Institute •of Animal Nutri
tion, will speak to the agricultu!al
students at 4:20 p. m., Tuesday,
October 14, in the Old Chapel on
"Research as a Career". Students
and members of the faculty are