Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, November 19, 1913, Image 1

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Superior Weight of Naval Academy
Gives them Victory in the hardest
Fought Game of the Season
Glory for the Blue and White in
The Penn State eleven continued
its losing streak on Saturday when
the Naval Academy team was re
tinned a victor at Annapolis by the
score of 10 to 0. But even in de
feat, a large share of the glory of
the contest goes to the wearers of
the Blue and White who put up
one of the greatest exhibitions of
defensive playing at critical stages
in the game that has ever been wit
nessed in a game between two big
college elevens.
Navy players and critics give the
Blue and White credit for playing
the hardest and most spectactular
game of the season while members
of the Penn State team and coach
ing staff give Navy credit for hav
ing one of the most powerful in the
country and claim that Harvard
would meet her greatest foe in the
form of the Navy eleven.
Navy has probably the heaviest
team in the country and without a
doubt has the heaviest backfield of
any college team playing football
this season. Her backfield aver
ages around the 185 pound mark
while her line is near the 203 pound
average in weight. She took
advantage of this fact and in the
first quarter of Satuiday's contest
sewed a touchdown through short
but consistent gains through the
line.- These tactics were pursued
throughout the game but her heavy
backs were never again able to
carry the ball over the last White
line that was defended by the fight
ing Blue and White warrior's.
Stars were hard to choose in this
contest as every man did himself
credit. Captain Miller played his
usual brilliant game for Penn State
and although handicapped by a wet
field, got away for some good
gains. His defensive work was
especially good and he played with
such reckless abandon that he was
forced to leave the game in the
second quarter after making a bril
liant tackle of one of the Navy
heavy backs. He later came in the
game and started a series of plays
that were rapidly carrying the ball
toward the Navy goal, when time
was called.
H. Clark was another player who
deserves special mention. The big
freshman fullback seemed to find
himself in this game. He was a
tower of strength both on defense
and offense, while his kicking after
Miller left the game, was one of the
brilliant and saving features of the
game. Five times in the second
half he kicked the oval into Navy
territory from the shadows of his
own goal pasts, while on three of
these occasions he kicked from be
hind his own line,
Never have the Blue and White
forwards put up such a defense as
that exhibited on Saturday. Navy
soon learned that she was to have
trouble in piercing the Blue and
White defense, when soon after the
start of the game she was forced to
surrender the ball on downs on the
18 yard line. Their second at
tempt was more successful and at
the end of a series of line attacks
Mcßeavy scored the only touch
down of , the game. Brown kick
ed the goal. At the start of the
second quarter Miller's kick from
his five yard line was short, Navy
getting the ball on her 25 yard line.
But the Navy backs could not gain
and Brown dropped a field goal
from the 25 yard mark.
Following the score Penn State
showed her greatest offensive pow
er during the game. A forward
pass to Lamb, and end run of Mil
ler for 25 yards and short gains by
Tobin and Claik through the line
placed the ball on Navy's five yard
line, where it was lost on downs.
During the rest of this quattei and
the first part of the third quarter
the play was in midfield.
Toward the end of the thlid
period Navy began to force the
Blue and White into a defensive
game, and during the last
twenty minutes of play on four oc
casions had the ball within the five
yard line. Never did a team rise
more nobly in a crisis than the
Penn State defenders in these
instances. Try as hard as they
could, the mighty Navy backs were
hurled back in their tracks, the
forwards being piled up in wall
just where they were lined up when
the play started. Thus for a
total of sixteen times the Navy at
tack was baffled, and on four
occasions they had to surrender the
ball on downs when a yard or two
meant a touchdown.
For this reason Penn State
glories even in her defeat, and her
followers look for a victory over
Pitt in the closing contest of the
season. The line up
Penn State Navy
Morris 1 e Overesch
Oberle 1 t Ralston
Bebout 1 g Howe
J. Clark c
Sayre r
Barron r e Gilchzist, Capt.
Miller Capt. q Nichols
Tobin I h b Mcßeavy
H. Clark f b Harrison
Goal fiom touchdowns, Brown 1.
Goal from field, Brown. Referee,
Thompson, Georgetown. Umpire,
Palmer, Swarthmore. Headlines
man, Stollerwerck, John Hopkins.
Quarters, 15 minutes. Substitu
tions' Navy, Ingram for Overesch,
Overesch for Ingram, Kennedy for
Ralston, Ralston for Kennedy,
Wicks for Howe, Howe for Wicks,
Walker for Perry, Sizer for Brown,
Brown for Sizer, Vaughan for
Brown, Redman for Vaughan,
Mitchell for Nicholls, Alexander
for Mcßeavy, Bladzel for Failing;
Penn State, Wood for Monis, Mor
ris far Wood, McDowell for Oberle,
McVean for McDowell, Wood for
J. Clark, Vogel for Sayre, Oberle
for McVean, Hartman for Barron,
James for Miller, Miller for James,
Welty for Yerger, W. Craig for
Tau Beta Pi Elections
From a list of 29 eligible candi
dates the following men have been
elected and initiated; from the
class of 1914, P. W. Barr, L. H.
Brown, J. D. Carpenter, F. R.
Gould, J. J. McGarrigle, W. R
Moore, N. H. Slack; and from the
class of 1915, G. V. Luerssen.
Juniors Take Notice
Due to the fact that a few juniors
were unable to pay their class and
La Vie dues by November 15, an
extension of time will be given in
which to do this. December 1
will, absolutely, be the last date on
which these dues can be paid in
order to have the pictures put in
the La Vie.
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German-American Alliance
It may interest our !readers to
know that Mr. E. C. Met r %enthin. of
the German Departmentf:, a repre
sentative here of the great German-
American Alliance, comprising now
more than two million members in
the United States. At t;:te celebra
tion of the Leipsic Battle of Na
tions (1813) in Wilki:sbarre he
spoke recently on "Unity, the
strength of the Germans:." As he
was not able, on account of his
duties here, to attend a similar cele
bration in Philadelphia, he sent in a
poem to be lead anony;nously on
that occasion. However, the name
of the author was made public and
his poem appeared in German
Since we believe thatlthis poem,
which met with genera approval,
as an expression of the best senti
ments of German Arce..icans, will
be of interest to members of our'
college, wequote two of its stanzas.
"Wir gruessen euch, die ihr zttr
hehren Feier,
Die Herzen lodernd in Begeist
Geeint wienie zuvor, versammelt
Euch, Brueder all, Vertreter jedes
Heut' an dem Fest des ein'gen
Voll Stolz auf Deutschen Reiches
Auf! Schwaben, Preussen, Baiern,
Sachsen, Hessen!
Lasst alles Trennende uns nun ver
Alldeutschland's Soehne' auf zum
heil' gen Streit! -- -,`'‘ --
Und diesen Schwur, lasst ihn gen
Himmel dringen,
Vom Heimatland ins fernste Aus
land klingen:
"Germania's Kinder steh'n in
Allzeit fuer deutschen Wesens
The 1916-17 Game
Coach Hansen's freshman team,
relying on its all season playing and
the fact that it has had a schedule,
rather expects to leave New Beaver
field as victor next Saturday; but
the sophomores, taken in hand
recently by Coach Bibby, with
their heavy line, powerful backs
and new formations, are just as
The sophomores have not had a
season-long practice, as have the
freshmen, but of late have made an
excellent showing against the var
sity. In their backfield appear
Captain Haven and Taylor, half
backs; Dippe, fullback, and Kol
bus, quarterback. Marlin seems to
be the most likely end candidate,
Clark and Fleck have been playing
at tackle, Teas and Maier at guard,
and Watson at center.
Of the freshman candidates,
Trainer and Thomas will probably
start at the ends, Cornog and Diehl
or Oberle at the tackles, Fair and
McCOwan or Petty at the guards,
Painter at center. Burns has been
playing quarterback, and the other
backfield positions will be filled by
a choice from Kratt, Richards, Ed
gerton, Fleming and Humble.
The game, which will take place
on Saturday at 3:00 p. m., counts as
a regular class scrap, and should be
an interesting contest.
The college was represented by
President Sparks, Dean Jackson,
and Acting Dean Walker at the an
nual convention of the Land Grant
College Engineering Organization
held in Washington, D. C. Novemb
er 11th to 14th.
6'30 p. m. Old Chapel. Miss
Tunasimy, NOV. 20.
7:15 p. m. Armory. Officers'
Club Class, (Juniois. )
7'30 p. m. Armory. Meeting of
Wrestling Association.
8:00 p. m. Armory. Wrestling
1916 vs. 1917.
3:00 p. m. New Beavci Field
Football. 1916 vs. 1917.
Old Chapel. hi esh-
10:00 a. in
matt Service.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
Service. Mr, 0. F. Cutts,
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Meeting
to be Addressed by Mr
7:00 p. m. Room K, Libiary
The Forum.
The Aida Quartet
It is not often that State College
can count among the stiangeis
within her gates such musicians as
were heard in the Auditorium Sat
urday evening. The Aida Quartet
was possibly the best number that
the local Y. M. C. A. has eve'
booked for its entertainment
course, assuredly the best in the
past year or two. All lour ladies,
the violinist, the cellist, the pianist
and the trumpet playa' wele az tists
on their respective instruments, and
the baritone, C. Pol Plancon, came
in for his own good share of ap
plause. Besides the trumpet duets,
and the two selections on the pro
gram for the cello-piano-violin trio,
there were solos on each instru
ment, which were encored every
time. There were marches, rhapso
dies, selections from grand opera
and numbers from the works of
Russian and Polish gentlemen with
unpronounceable names, all of
which were rendered in the best
style and received with much en
thusiastic. applause. If the quartet
ever comes back again— and it is
to be hoped that it will—we are
morally certain that the few vacant
seats of this performance will be
filled and standing space sold at a
The Pitt Trip
All students attending the Pitts
burgh football game or the junior
or senior banquets may be excused
from classes by instructors from
12:10 p. m., Wednesday, November
26, to Sunday evening, November
30. Such excuse applies only to
those students limiting their ab
sence to the times mentioned
above, by action of . the Council of
Administration on a petition of the
student council. Because of the
banquets, it is probable that, as be
fore, no advance work will be given
in the junior and senior classes dur
ing the period of absence, though
classes will continue as usual.
A special Penn State train will be
run, leaving the B. C. R. R. station
on Wednesday. November 26, at
noon, arriving in Pittsburgh at 6:3S
p. m.; leaving Pittsburgh at 6 3() p.
m. on the following Sunday, arriv
ing in State College at 12 00 p. m.
Tickets for the special train and
for the game, will be on sale this
Wednesday night for upperclass
men, Thursday night for under
classmen. The first sale will take
place immediately after a mass
meeting to be held Wednesday
1916 vs 1917 Wrestling
On Friday evening in the Atm
my, the third underclass scrap will
take place in the form of a wrest
ling meet. College custom dectees
that all men should attend their
class scraps. In this case the form
of the scrap is different from the
first two, yet the class which makes
i the most noise has a better chance
'of winning. For new men it might
be added that ‘‘lestling is the most
popular of winter sports at State.
The final trials for the 1916 team
will be held on Wednesday even
ing The contests on Wednesday
will be Stevens vs Baiid, 115
pounds, Klingensmith vs Long. 125
pounds; Brown vs Horst, 135
pounds; Pickett vs Hacker, 145
pounds; Chambers vs Breniser, 158
pounds; and Grimes vs Hasselbach
el, 175 pounds.
The 1917 team will be selected
from the following men: 115
pounds, Hoffet and Amthor; 125
pounds, Davey and Reisnel; 135
pounds, Newell; 145 pounds, Fritz
and Linninger; 158 pounds, Denni
son and Griffiths, 175 pounds and
heavyweight, Philips, Wertz, Cox
and Learn.
Twenty•fi% e freshmen, who have
any spare time on Friday after
noon, should report at the Armory
to erect the bleachers.
Final Trials
The final trials for the men to be
taken to the inter-collegiate cross
counti y meet at '!'ravers Island, N.
Y., welt. tun uncles the most un
favorable weather conditions last
Saturday afternoon.
The rourse was longer than usual,
made so to meet the inter-collegiate
requirements and was completed
in time that compares favorably
with marks made at former inter
collegiates on the same occasion.
Seventeen colleges to date have
entered the meet and among these
are the foremost colleges of the east
This event bears the same relations
to cross country running that the
Penn Relays do to general athletics
and is regarded in that light by all
colleges east of the Mississippi
Six men will make the trip and
five of these will constitute the
team. Schroeder's failing to place
due to the losing of his shoe leaves
the final selection as yet nor de
finitely settled but it is altogether
likely that he will be one of our
The men finished in the follow
ing order. First, Huntei 'l7, time,
35;43; second, Horst 'l4, time, 35.-
47, thud, Leyden ,14, time, 35:50;
fourth, Entwisle ,16' time, 36'12;
fith, Steiger 'l6, time, 36:30; sixth,
Henning, 'l5. time, 36:35.
Soccer News
Aided considerably by the hun
dred dollar loan voted by the stu
dents at the mass meeting on Wed
nesday, Manages Gregg has suc
ceeded in nearly completing the fall
soccer schedule. The following
games are assured: November 29,
Guard College, Philadelphia; De
cember 1, N. E. Manual, Philadel
phia; Decemper 2, Have:ford Col
lege; Dectmber 3, Westtown, De
cember 4, Central High School,
The squad to make the trip will
probably be composed of Savery,
Wilkinson, Gregg, Vollmer, Bishop,
Dutemple, Holmberg, Buchanan,
Kelly, Wan., Nicholson, Smedley
and Dorwatt. A spring schedule
is being arranged which will include
home games w . th Columbia, Hav
erfotcl, Pennsylvania and Harvard.
From these home games enough
money should be realized to repay
the loan of the Athletic Associa