Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, January 14, 1914, Image 1

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    Penn State
The Princeton and Penn State
Delegates are Honored by the
Presence of the Secretary of
State at the Densmore Hotel.
The Princeton and the Penn
State delegations to the Student
Volunteer conference were fortu
nate enough to have Secretary of
State, William Jennings Bryan,
accept their invitation to dinner at
the Densmore Hotel in Kansas
City, during the Christmas va
Princeton University had a very
representative delegation, which
was distinguished by the presence
of John R. Mott, junior. The
Penn State delegation was compos
ed of : Secretary Buchntan, Chap
lin Reed, Miss Lovejoy, Miss
Davey, Miss Hiller, Lum, Horst,
McDowell, Keyser, Cranston,
Hoehler, Tobin, Sarver, Gleason,
Hill, Bell, Welty, Hayes, Beatty,
Adams, Dorwart and Dose.
After the dinner Mr. Bryan
presented an informal after dinner
speech in which he made special
allusion to the close ties of Prince
ton to President Wilson, and
and he also made very favorable
comments upon Penn State. Secre
tary Bryan concluded his speech in
commendation upon the excellent
incentive which brought the men to
Kansas City. The Washington
University glee-club sang several
selections, after which the various
delegates went to the great Conven
tion Hall to hear Secretary Bryan’s
brilliant address to the convention
Important Matters to Be Taken Up
Tomorrow Night.
There will be an important meet
ing of the Athletic Association in
Old Chapel on Thursday, January
15, at 6:30 p. m.
At this meeting the following
resolution, which was offered in a
recent mass meeting will be voted
on: “Resolved that the Varsity “S”
be awarded to any member of the
Variity wrestling team who wins
two-thirds of his bouts based upon
the total number of regularly
scheduled intercollegiate meets.”
Inasmuch as the total number of
regularly scheduled intercollegiate
meets is not a definite quantity it
has been suggested that the resolu
tion specify that the Varsity “S”
be awarded to those men who have
won their bouts in four meets.
This point will come up for dis
cussion before the vote is taken.
There will also be a discussion on
the revision of the present method
of selecting student athletic mana
gers. Suggestion has been made
that the opportunity for athletic
management be open to all under
classmen and the choice be made
through a system of competition.
A recommendation from the
Alumni Advisory Committee on
athletics, relative to the treasurer
ship of the association, to the
requirement of a bond from the
person responsible for association
funds will also be presented.
Several other matters of general
student interest will be brought up,
and as the propositions are all of
great importance to the welfare of
the association a big turnout is
hoped for, that all these matters
may be given proper consideration.
Successful Panama Trip Completed.
Many Concerts Given in Canal
Zone by Penn State Representa-
The return of the College
Quarttete, Austin and Director and
Mrs. C. C. Robinson brings with it
the gratifying knowledge that their
tour through the Panama Canal
zone has won distinction not only
for those who participated, but for
the name of Penn State as well.
To say that it was equally as suc
cessful as the trip to the Pacific
Coast made by the Glee Club last
year would in itself seem sufficient
for us to understand what this
year’s trip meant to the college at
large, but it might also be of inter
est to know that the work of those
who represented us this year has
paved the way for future engage
ments of other organizations of this
institution in this part of the globe.
Leaving New York City, Decem
ber 20, on the S. S. “Advance”
and arriving in the Canal zone on
Wednesday, December 24 th, the
party at once proceeded to Gatun
where they gave their first concert
Christmas Day. Their reception
at this point called for a return con
cert. Their next appearance was
made at Cristobal, Friday, Decem
ber 26 th, and at Parto Bello the
following day. Concerts were
given at Paraiso, Empire and
Corozal on December 29. 30 and
31, respectively, and New Year’s
Day found the party bank at
Gtaun. Here they indulged in a
little side trip to Fort Lorenzo, at
the mouth of the Chagres river.
On the following day a concert was
given at Culebra, which was attend
ed by Colonel G. W. Goethals,
the man who has had direct charge
of the building of the Canal. On
Sunday, January 4, the pary was
entertained by Lieut. Wilbur, com
manding the United States Infantry
at Fort Otis, and on the same day
return concerts were given at
Empire and Culebra. The party
set sail January 5 on the S. S.
“Panama” arriving in New York
City, January 10.
Big Game Coming.
The West Vriginia Wesleyan
College basketball team will be
here on next Saturday night for a
game which promises to be yet a
faster game than that last week for
West Virgina Wesleyan last year
had the championship team of the
south and they have their team all
back in the game. With the ex
perience gained in the Juniata game
and with a hard week of practice.
Captain Binder’s team should be in
shape to give the visitors the battle
of their life.
The game will be called at seven
o'clock so that all who wish may
attend the lecture in the auditorium
and all should be out. The man
agement was compelled to make an
unusually large guarantee to get
this game so that the attendance
will have to be much greater than
that of last week if the expenses
are to be met.
The door to the physical direct
or's office will again be open for the
convenience of the ladies. Let
everybody come out and get their
minds off the grind for an hour or
Tickets at Toggery shop.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., fIJ l f 14, 1914
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Glee
6:30 p. m. Armory. Basketball
’l4 vs 'l5.
7:00 p. m. Old Chapel. Impor
tant Mass Meeting.
7:00 p. m. Armory. Basketball,
’l6 vs ’l7.
7:00 p. m. Armory Varsity Bas
ketball, Penn State vs W. Va.
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh-
man Service.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium, Chapel
Service. Speaker, Dr. Harlan
Page Beach, of Yale.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M.
C. A. Meeting.
Varsity Basketball Schedule
Manager Flagg has arranged the
following basketball schedule for
the season 1914:
Jan. 10, Juniata College, at State
College; Jan. 17, West Va. Wesley
an College, at State College; Jan.
19, Westinghouse Club, at Wilkins
burg; Jan. 20, University of Pitts
burg, at Pittsburg; Jan. 21, Wash
ington and Jefferson, at Washing
ton; Jan. 30, Gettysburg College,
at State College; Feb. 7, Carnegie
Tech, at State College; Feb. 14,
Franklin and Marshall, at State
College; Feb. 19, Franklin and Mar
shall, at Lancaster; Feb. 20,
Swarthmore, at Swarthmore; Feb.
21, Lehigh, at South Bethlehem;
Feb. 28, University of Pittsburg, at
State College; March 7, Washing
ton and Jefferson, at State College.
The freshman schedule is as fol
lows: Jan. 24, Bellefonte Academy
at State College; Feb. 21, Harris
burg High School, State College.
Interclass Basketball
The interclass basketball league
will play their initial game, Wed
nesday evening, when Manager Car
penter lines his fleet footed senior
quintet against the junior team.
Each of the four classes will be
represented by a team. The bene
ficial results of last year’s league
in preparing men for varsity service
coupled with the increased interest
the students took in this league, as
compared with other years, has ful
ly justified its continuance.
In addition to the regularly
scheduled games given below two
visiting teams will be played here.
Bellefonte Academy is scheduled,
for a game with the freshmen on
January 14, and Harrisburg High
School will appear on February 21.
Other games may be added later.
Tickets for the season will be sold
at 35 cents and single admission 10
cents. The schedule follows:
Jan. 14, 'l4 vs 'l5; Jan. 16, ’l6 vs
’l7; Jan. 21, ’l4 vs T 7; Feb. 6, 'l5
vs 'l6; Feb. 11, T 4 vs 'l6; Feb. 13,
'l5 vs 'l7; Feb. 20, T 6 vs T 7; Feb.
27, ’l4 vs ’l7; Mar. 4, 'l5 vs T 6;
Mar. 11, ’l4 vs 'l6; Mar. 13, ’l5 vs
'l7; Mar. 20, 'l4 vs ’l5.
Following are the lineups for the
first game: 1914, Gockley and Har
vey or Sanders, forwards; Peters,
center; Warr and Trimble or
Thompson, guards. 1915, Cahall
and Wolf, forwards; Elliott, center;
Miller and Spangler, guards.
The following juniors have been
chosen to act as assistant football
managers: W. C. Jimeson, R. S.
Davis and W. A. Skillman.
Visitors Prove Surprise in Stirring
Contest—Home Team Fails to
Locate Baskets—Score 24-20.
The varsity basketball season
was opened here last Saturday
evening when our men lined up
against Juniata College.
The visitors sprung a surprise,
for not only did their floor work
compare favorably with ours but
they outshot our team during the
entire game. The final score was
24 to 20 in favor of the visitors.
The game started with a rush in
our favor. State secured the ball
after the first toss-up and after a
single pass Park scord an easy
goal under the basket.
Juniata quickly recovered and by
fast floor work and continued us
of the bounding pass overtook our
team and maintained the lead
throughout the game. The accur
ate shooting of the visiting for
wards, Bilger in particular, was the
prominent feature of their offense.
The first half ended 15 to 8.
Our men improved during the
second period at the expense of the
opponents who began to show the
effects of the fast pace. Binder
opened the scoring with a beautiful
field goal, Hay followed almost
immediately with another. As the
gap in the scores began to grow
smaller Juniata again got busy
and placed their lead on a firmer
footing. At this point Penn State
fell down on several easy attempts
under the basket.
In the latter part of this period,
after the substitution of Savery and
Bishop, our quintet showed im
provment and during the remaining
minutes outplayed the visitors.
The game throughout was well
fought. The teams were well
matched but we were inferior in
general team work and shooting.
Penn State faces her basketball
season in a condition not unlike
that of the past football season.
The loss of men of the calibre of
Hartz and Mauthe will be keenly
felt but it is the confident opinion
of those in close touch with the
league that we will rank well up
with the leaders at the close of the
The lineup:
Binder (Captj f H. Landis
Park f Bilger
Davidson c E. Landis
Metzgar(Savery)g Manbeck(Capt.)
Hay g Horner
Substitutions: Penn State —Sav-
ery for Metzgar, Bishop for David
son. Goals from field —Bilger 5,
Binder, H. Landis, E. Landis, 3;
Davidson, Hay, Bishop, Savery 1.
Foul goals—Binder, Manbeck, 2.
Referee —Barnes of York. Time
keeper—Armsby. Scorer —Hess.
Indoor Track
The indoor track season started
Saturday afternoon in McAllister
Hall when 60 men responded to
Coach Martin’s first call. The
track in that building has been
completed and is very fast. Marlin
contemplates carrying a squad of
150 men and will have all under
class men, who report, excused
from gymnasium work. He will
personally supervise the work in
the morning from 10 to 12 o'clock
and in the afternoon from 2:30 to
until 5:30. Any man interested in
track should report.
Continued on page 4
Over 800 Institutions Represented-
Over 5,000 Delegates Hear Re
ligious Reformers of Interna
tional Repute address a Crowded
Convention Hall.
The most inspiring convention
that the Student Volunteer or
ganization has ever experienced
was held at Kansas City at the
opening of the New Year. This
great gathering was in charge of
John R. Mott, who has made a
name for himself all over the world
as a great missionary reformer—one
who especially directs his efforts
toward the betterment of student
During the sessions, most el
oquent addresses were made by Dr.
Mott, Dr. Speer, Mr. Eddy, Bishop
Kingsolving, Dr. Watson, Dr.
Zwemer, and many other men who
have made themselves famous.
All of the orators especially point
ed out that the Student Volunteer
Movement has had as its watch
word “The Evangelization of the
World in this Generation.”
Dr. Speer in one of his great ad
dresses said: "The present genera
tion of men is in mortal need. It
is no answer to this need to promise
these men that long after they have
crumbled to dust by slow processes
of national education the Gospel
wiir have filtered down to their
children. This present generation
moreover, is a plastic flux, and if
the idea of Christ does not pervade
this flow in this generation, it will,
find in the next that other ideas
have monopolized it. And this
generation, moreover, is fast flow
ing into its molds and taking shape
for itself and for the generations
following. Above all we need the
emphasis still on the ideal of an
evangelization of the world within
this generation for the sake of the
moral and spiritual principle which
it embodies. Men who would hear
and hted the summons of Christ to
return unto God must not flinch
from Godlike undertakings.” -
To the thousands of students
that attended this convention, it
constituted a great revelation.
Some men went as agnostics or
even as atheists, but after the great
sessions were over, they were firmly
convinced in the great Christian be
lief, which seems to be an absolute
essential for the proper spiritual
garment of the world.
This great gathering will not con
vene again until four years hence,
but it is well worth while to travel
a thousand miles to attend it. A
number of the prominent men in
this great movement will be present
at our campaign in February.
Shollenberger New Coach:
J. H. Shollenberger ’l3, Captain
of last year’s wrestling team has
been engaged as coach for the com
ing season. He will arrive to start
his work on Friday, Jan. 16, T 4
All wrestlers are requested to re
port at the Armory that evening at
8 o’clock for the first workout un
der his instructions. The regular
practice nights are Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday at 7:30 o’clock.
There is room for a few more men
at the training table. Come out
and get the place.