Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, December 17, 1913, Image 1

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    PENN STATE
VOLUME 10 NUMBER 14
THE VARSITY FIVE
Basketball Schedule Prepared.
First Game to Be January 10,
1914.
Continued daily practice is fast
welding together smooth working
combinations that indicate that our
team will enter into the season with
a good supply of material.
The coach finds that it will be
necessary to rely almost entirely on
last year's squad for players as no
new man so far has turned up that
will strengthen the line-up as left
by last year's graduates. How
ever, this condition could be worse
as the choice of the second string
men of last season remains and
their work thus far is good.
As the tim for the opening
game draws near it is extremely
important that all men report
promptly and regularly each day
for practice for it is in this inter
vening time that the final and most
important selections will be made.
The schedule given below is
practically complete, though a pos
sible home game with Colgate
remains to be acted upon:
January 10, College of City of
New York at State College; January
17, West Virginia Wesleyan at
State College; January 22, Westing
house Club at Pittsburgh; January
23, University of Pittsburgh at
Pittsburgh; January 24, W. and J.
at Washington, Pa,; January 30,
Gettysburg at State College; Feb
ruai y 2, Carnegie Tech at State
College; February 14, F. and M. at
State College; February 19, F. and
M. at Lancaster; February 20,
Swarthmore at Swarthmore; Febru
ary 21, Lehigh at South Bethlehem;
February 28, University of Pitts
burgh at State College; March 6,
W. and J. at State College.
The Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral Choir, which sang
in the Auditorium last Saturday
evening, was another star in the
crown of the gentleman who map
ped out the present Y. M. C. A.
entertainment course. As a general
rule, it is by no means difficult to
decide upon which one of the num
bers has been the best; but with the
impression left by the Aida Quartet
still reasonably distinct in our
minds, this later performance com
plicates the decision considerably.
It is needless to mention names; all
nine members of the company were
worthy of every bit of applause
that rewarded them, and to discrim
inate were impossible. The first
half of the program was devoted to
music of a sacred character, in
keeping with the name of the com
pany, and the question as to the
proprietry of applauding such a
number as the Twenty-third Psalm
might almost be waived when the
manner of its delivery is taken into
consideration. Judging from ap
plause, however, it might be said
that the more popular portion of
the program started with "The
Second Hungarian Rhapsodic" by
Lizt and continued through the
selections from Gounod's "Faust"
to the very end.
New National Fraternity
The Delphi local fraternity has
just received notice that they have
been granted a charter by the
Alpha Tan Omega Fraternity.
Mr, F. N. D. Buchman, Mr. V. R.
Jones and Mr. Severson belong to
the above fraternity.
Penn State in China
The recent visit of Prof. H. B.
Graybill, of the Canton Christian
College, and his interesting lectures
have made Penn State men realize
the importance of the work which
is being done and the results which
are being obtained by the Penn
State Mission to China, under
"Daddy" Groff. That this work is
fully appreciated by others is evi
dent from an editorial appearing in
a recent issue of the Independent,
headed "Reciprocity With China",
which follows:
"A bulletin reaches us, not from
any one of the state colleges, but
from outside the United States
altogether; from that huge new
republic on the opposite side of the
globe, and from the city of Canton.
This sort of entente from China will
compel recognition, whether Mr.
Bryan and Mr. Wilson are ready or
not. Its aim is announced to be
"The promotion of agricultural rec
iprocity between America and
China; Bulletin No. 5." It is time
ly for each nation to study the
other, and by mutual cooperative
effort make such studies available
in the way of solving the food
problems of the world.
The Chinese have always been
able to sustain an enormous popu
lation to the acre by their methods
of agriculture. It is true that there
is very little wealth among the
farmers of that land, but there is a
great deal of average wealth.
Nearly all work is done by hand,
or by clumsy instruments of wood
and rope. For improved tools and
improved methods of using them
the Chinese farmer looks to Amer
ica, and is keeping a large quota of
its boys in American schools.
China has almost no cattle industry,
and for this reason lacks plant
food. It has, however, succeeded
in developing a host of weeds into
edible plants. Our Mr. David Fair
child tells us that the United States
Department of Agriculture looks on
China as "a gold mine of plant pos
sibilities," and to realize that a
study'of its cropping system is es
sential to our own progress. The
Agricultural Department in the
Canton Christian College receives
assistance from our Pennsylvania
State College Young Men's Chris
tian Association. The work car
ried on is instruction by lectures
and demonstrations before the
peasantry; the establishment of
agricultural modern practice; the
sending out of such bulletins as the
one now before us. It 'is thought
that the combination of Chinese in
dustry with American agricultural
knowledge will be of great advan
tage to both countries. We must
believe in the Chinese race, as they
also are learning to believe in us, in
order to bring the efficiency of
each republic to its best in that
dawning future which will link their
destinies. The two republics are
essentially agricultural in the make
up of the provinces or states and in
the instincts os the people."
The Week of Prayer
The prayer meetings held in the
Old Chapel every night of last
week were well attended both dur
ing the first part of the week, when
Chaplain Reed was in charge, and
during the latter part when the
meetings were addressed by Dr.
Samuel McComb, a man best
known, perhaps, through his con
nection with the Emmanuel move
ment.
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STATE COLLEGE, PA., DECEMBER 17, 1913
1917 CHAMPIONS
Six Freshmen Finish Among Firs
Seven in Race
Class spirit and numerous prizes
donated by merchants brought to
the starting mark on Saturday
afternoon the largest number of en
tries that have ever participated in
the annual cross country run.
At exactly two fifteen Captain
Keyser sent the first group on their
journey. Others followed at half
minute intervals until nine groups
had started when Entwisle started
from scratch. At the first part of
the journey after the run around Ag
Hill was completed, the limit men
were still leading but by a narrow
margin.
After a short period the cry 6f
"Here he comes" went up and a
lane was quickly formed. Men
were simply powerless to police
the road and checking and timing
became much more difficult than it
should have been.
Batten 'l7 was the first man
across the line. Larer 'l6 was sec
ond; closely followed by Texter,
Hunter, R. V., Zesdfsky, Broad
bent and Alpert, all! members of
the class of 1917. Larer ran a very
fine race. His time was only seven
seconds behind that of the time
prize winner, Entwisle. Fisher 'l5
whose time was but ten seconds
slower than Entwisle, also ran a
heady race.
Much credit is due both Keyser
and Lum in their efficient handling
of the race. They were assisted at
the finish by De Voe, Vogel, Berry
man and Prof. Garvey
The score of classes was 1917,
19 points; 1916, 62 points.
Schroeder was not in condition to
run and Captain Keyser still suffers
from a sprained ankle.
The prize winners were: Ent
wisle, Batten, Larer, Texter, Hunt
er, Zesofsky, Broadbent, Biery,
Alpert, Fisher, Nesbit, Henning,
Sidler, Davis and Stevens.
Federal Building
Prospects for a new federal
building in State College seem to
be reasonably bright in that it is as
sured that Mr. A. S. MacGregor, of
New York, Inspector of Sites for
the post office department. will be
here in a few weeks to interview all
parties interested in the location of
the proposed new local post office.
It is a recognized fact that the
State College post office is by far
the most important in the county,
and as such must be substantially
recognized by the politicians.
The Panama Trip
Monday last was the clay of de
parture of the Penn State delega
tion to Panama, composed of the
college. quartette, in which organ
ization are Prof. Robinson, Leyden
'l4, Keister 'l4, Vail 'l6; accom
panist: Mrs. C. C. Robinson; and
reader, Austin 'l6. The trip will be
completed shortly after the close of
Christmas vacation.
Class Basketball Practice
Class basketball teams will hold
their practices on Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday nights according
to the following schedule: 1915,
7:00 p. m. to 7:45; 1917, 7:45 to
8:30; 1914, 8:30 to 9:15; 1916, 9:15
to 10:00.
Important Notice
All fraternities, societies and
county clubs must have their group
pictures into the hands of the 1915
La Vie Board before January 15,
1914.
COLLEGIAN.
Student Council Meeting
At a meeting of the stuclen
council held in room 114 Main, a
case of defiance of student gov
ernmental authority on the part of
an individual student was disposed
of, the case having previously come
before the student tribunal in the
regular way, and re-stated before
the council inasmuch as the affair
was held in the light of an import
ant test case. The decision of the
tribunal, "Guilty", was sustained by
the council.
The council also adoptedresolu
tions censuring the conduct of
groups of men who interrupted the
performers at the recent Y. M. C.
A. entertainment with discourteous
and uncecessary applause. Another
decision reached was to recommend
to the two upper classes that college
custom be changed so as to forbid
any freshmen to enter Main Bu:ld
ing by the front entrance. A reso
lution was introduced to allow
freshmen to wear green toques of
a regulation cut and color during
the winter. This proposal was
defeated by a vote of 10 to 9 of
the members present.
University Ballot Reform
Adoption of the preferential bal
lot, providing first, second and third
choice for every elective office,
with victory to the man with the
majority of the votes cast has come
to the attention of students of the
Ohio State University. The system
will be tried out in the election of
edam and business manager of the
Makio, University year book, which
cakes place next May. -
"The preferential ballot is perfect
ly easy to understand," comments
Professor F. W. Coker, of the de
partment of economics. "Its suc
cesful use in the re-election of
Mayor Baker in Cleveland, has
shown its practicability, and it most
certainly should be of great advant
age in University elections." .
The system has been recommend
ed by the student council for ratifi
eation by the three upper classes.
The Political Science Club of the
University is sponsor for it.
Military Service Popular
With 1,435 cadets drilling on the
campus of the Ohio State Univer
sity, military science has become
the largest and most popular course
in the curriculum. The lockers do
not contain sufficient guns to arm
the entire regiment at one time, for
this reason it has become necessary
to take the guns away from the
non-commissioned officers. This
lack of arms persists in spite or the
fact that last year 175 new rifles
were secured from the Government
for the use of the companies drilling
in the forenoon.
Club Dances
The Penn State clubs of Lacka
wanna and Beaver Couniy cordially
invite all Penn Stath students and
alumni to attend their Christmas
dances. That of the former will be
held on January 2, 1914, at the
Bicycle Club House, Scranton, Pa.;
that of the latter on December 30,
1913, at the Junction Park Pavilion,
New Brighton, Pa.
The recent expulsion of the edi
tor of the Cornell "Widow" re
minds one of the fact, all too evi
dent, that the college journalist can
not please everybody.
Dean Holmes spoke at the
Teacher's Institute session, at Mon
essen, Pa., recently.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE THESPIAN SEASON
Tunis For Show Soon—Extensive
Trip Planned For Company of
1914 Production
The Thespian organization wishes
to announce that all men engaged
In the competition of writing this
year's performance should submit
their work before the beginning of
Christmas vacation, in order that
the show to be produced may be
picked as early as possible, and
staging preparations begun at once.
When the performance has been
decided upon, trials for positions in
the cast and chorus will be held
soon after Christmas, perhaps be
fore the first semester examina
tions. The first performance will
be given in the Auditorium at some
time shortly before the Easter
vacation. The trip this year will
be taken during vacation, the first
city to be visited being Uniontown,
Pa. During the remainder of the
week the Thespians will give their
show at 'Greensburg, Johnstown,
Altoona, Clearfield and Bellefonte.
the usual Commencement per
formance will be given at State
College.
It is probable that Mr. C. L.
Downing, of Mask and Wig fame,
who has coached the Thespians for
several years, will stage their 1914
production, and under his direction
success should be assured.
Football Nominations
At a lather poorly attended mass
meeting held last Friday_ evening,
the following men of the Junior
class were nominated for the
position of assistant football man
ager:—W. Sarver, E. S. Mitchell
W. C. Jimeson, R. S. Davis, L. S.
Raynor, J. Lewis, E. W. Quiggle,
H. H.Hopwood,R. M. Willard, P. J
Culp, B. C. Jones, W. R. Skillman
and H. G. Eldridge.
At the meeting it was decided
that the election be held at some
time after Christmas vacation.
Three men are to be elected to the
position in question.
Delegates to Student Convention
The Student Volunteer Conven-
tion will be held this year at Kan
sas City, Mo., between the dates of
December 31, 1913, and January 4,
1914. The Penn State Delegation,
consisting of the following named
persons, will leave Pittsburgh. De
cember 29, and will be joined by
the Western delegates en route:
Horst, Hill. Gleason. Hasselbacher,
Lord, E. E. Miller, C. Adams, C.
A. Keyser, Dorwart, Lum, Sarver,
Bell, Beatty, Hoehier, S. P. Jones,
Wardwell, Hammitt, Welty, Tobin,
Cranston, Holter, Dose, Miss Davey,
Miss Hiller, Dean Lovejoy, Rev.
R. Reed and F. N. D. Buchman.
Farmers' Week
The annual "Farmers' Week" at
the college will be held from De
cember 29 to January 3, during
which time more than 100 lectures
and demonstrations of a practical
value to farmers will be given.
Special courses for women will be
given by the department of home
economics, and the programs of all
courses are so arranged that the
specialist as well as the general
farmer can attend exercises of in
terest to him during the week.
On account of the Panama trip,
glee club practice has been sus
pended until after the holidays.
No practice this week.