Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, January 21, 1914, Image 1

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    Penn State
Important Matters Merely. Dis
cussed. Absence of Quorum Pre
vents Definite Action.
Despite the fact that attention
was called in particular to a very
important mass meeting scheduled
for last Thursday evening in the
Old Chapel, a very small number
of men attended. In fact enough
to constitute a quorum were not
present and after reading the
various suggestions which were in
tended to be discussed, the meeting
Another meeting will be held the
first part of next month and the
following suggestions from the
Graduate Manager will be dis
The constitution and by-laws of
the Athletic Association should be
printed in booklet form for dis
tribution among the student body.
In so doing it is advisable to
simplify and revise the present
Various rules and regulations
which are now scattered here and
there throughout should be group
ed under individual heads.
Rules apertaining to important
actions such as making basketball a
minor sport, have never been
changed. The office of Director of
Athletics no longer exists and the
constitution in this respect should
be brought up to date.
Following these suggestions, the
Graduate Manager proposes that a
committee of the Association be
appointed to co'Operate with him in
making such revisions as outlined
At the last meeting of the
Alumni Advisory Committee in
June 1913, they recommended a
change in the present system of
handling funds and suggested the
abolishment of the present office
of Treasurer. Since the Graduate
Manager at present practically
handles all the finance and since he
is compelled to maintain a
detailed account of the Asso
ciation, it is suggested that he be
placed under bond and thus fill the
former position of treasurer to
gether with his regular work.
In order that matters be kept
straight, it is recommended that the
word “Treasurer" be omitted in
Article 111 sections 1,3, 5, 8 and all
of section 9 which fixes the salary
of Treasurer at an amount equal to
20 per cent of that received by the
Graduate Manager. Also all of
Article IV section 4 which specifies
duties of Treasurer and revise
Article IV section 7 making Gradu
ate Manager the Financial Agent of
the Association.
Another matter to be discussed
was the selection of student, man
agers whereby we might improve
the present method if possible.
It seems that three assistants are
not enough to handle the work of
the teams, particularly football and
also under the present system,
popularity instead of merit often
elects a man. Therefore it seems
to be a fairer proposition to give
every man a chance to prove his
capability for such a position by
actual work. This idea is not new.
Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell,
and Fenn are among the more
prominent eastern colleges who
choose athletic managers by merit
based on competition.
The resolution concerning the
award of the varsity “S” as stated
last week will also be discussed and
voted upon. Therefore when the
next mass meeting is announced
every man in college should come
out and take part. These are im
portant changes which ought to
be made and need careful consider
ation and discussion.
Interpretation of Class Customs.
Interpretations of several class
customs which have heretofore
caused uncertainty in the minds of
many members of the student body
are given below. The entire list of
general and class customs is printed
again and ignorance thereof will
have no weight in the consideration
of future infractions.
It has also recently been brought
to the attention of the Tribunal
that certain persons have sent com
munications to freshmen directing
them to attend the next meeting of
this body for alledged misdemean
ors. Let it be said that should the
names of parties guilty of such
action be brought to the attention
of this college organization, their
cases will be treated in no light
Meetings of the Student Tribunal
will hereafter be held the first
Wednesday of every month at 6:30
General Customs
1. Every student shall salute
the President.
2. Each student shall give the
right of way to those in the class
above him and to the faculty.
3. All students shall stand with
uncovered ’ head during the singing
of the Alma Mater.
Class Customs
1, The privilege of going bare
headed is limited to Seniors.
2. The privilege of occupying
the seniors benches is limited to
seniors and alumni.
( 3. The privilege of walking
across the front campus is limited
to upper classmen.
Interpretation of this custom
limits the use of the front campus
to undergraduates who are mem
bers of the junior or senior classes
only; that is, no underclassman is
permitted to walk across the front
campus either alone or accompanied
by an upper classman.
4. When leaving chapel, the
faculty pass out first, then the
seniors, juniors, sophomores, and
freshmen in order.
S. When an athletic victory is
being celebrated, it is the duty of
every freshman, to carry fuel for the
bonfire and it is the duty of upper
classmen to urge the freshmen to
do the same.
6, No sophomore or upper clas
man has the privilege of granting
immunities to any freshman on
poster night.
At all other times throughout the
college year any undergraduate can
demand the services of a freshman
from a man in the class below him.
In .other words, a senior can with
hold the services of a freshman
from any member of any class and
can demand his services from any
classman below him. A junior can
withhold the services of a freshman
from members of his own or lower
class and can demand his services
from any classman below him. A
sophomore may withhold the
services of a freshman from mem
bers of his own class only. An
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Big Improvement in Form Marks
Victory—Wesleyan Outplayed.
Change in Varsity Lineup.
Captain Binder’s quintet showed
a marked improvement last Satur
day night when they met and de
feated the team that captured the
Southern Championship last sea
son. Wesleyan. consequently,
came here with the reputation of
being the strongest college team in
the south and a good crowd turned
out to see the game.
State snatched the lead from the
start. Snappy passing and im
proved shooting provided the lead
that was maintained throughout the
game. Our men showed the bene
ficial results of last week’s defeat.
They outplayed their rivals in all
departments particularly in passing
and in the execution of plays. The
old fighting spirit was in evidence
once more and the pep with which
they tackled the supposedly super
ior team bespeaks well for the sea
son’s success.
Captain Binder and Park were
our heaviest scorers both capturing
four goals apiece. Binder’s free
goals were again in evidence and
his foul goal shooting was a big
factor in our victory. Out of
twelve chances ten went through
the basket. Jester gave the best
exhibition at center so far this sea
son while the work of the guards
was better than that of last week.
Captain Neale and Heavner star
red for the visitors. Neale proved
both a hard working guard and a
dangerous man under the baskets.
His field goal during the, second
half was one of the features of the
game. Heavner was also a hard
man to follow. Time and again his
long attempts at goals from down
the floor brought applause from the
spectators. He was the heaviest
scorer for the team, three goals be
ing credited to him.
The lineup:
Penn State W. Va. Wesleyan
Binder (Capt) f Jacobs
Park f Heavner
Jester(Bishop'i c Morrison
Hay(Metzgar) g Neale (Capt)
Savery g Singleton
Substitutions: Penn State—Metz
gar for Savery; Bishop for Jester;
Goals from field —Binder, Park 4,
Heavner 3, Neale 2, Bishop, Jester,
Hay, Jacobs, Morrison. Timekeep
er —Craig. Scorer—Hess.
Thespian Season
A call for candidates for cast and
chorus of this year’s Thespian pro
duction will probably be made
shortly after examination week.
While all arrangements for the
show have not'yet been made, it is
understood that the Thespian Club
has had excellent material submit
ted to it for choice; and staging
will probably be under the same
management as last year. The ex
cellent Easter trip planned should
be a great incentive to come out
for the show.
Y. M. C. A. Course
The next entertainment of the Y.
M. C. A. course will consist of
Demonstration Lectures on the Gy
roscope, Monorail Car and Ultra
violet ray, by Prof Montraville
Wood, the distinguished scientist
and inventor. The entertainment
will be given in the Auditorium on
January 31.
Lafayette, Lehigh, and Michigan
Aggies New teams on Schednle.
The Penn State football schedule
for 1914 is still incomplete. Man
ager Lord together with Graduate
Manager Smith have been very
busy in an attempt to give the
Blue and White a satisfactory
schedule but were handicapped
considerably by the late announce
ment by Penn authorities that we
were to be dropped from the Red
and Blue schedule as well as by the
fact that Washington and Jefferson
refused the Pennsylvania Day date
on New Beaver Field.
Thus far Michigan Aggies have
been scheduled for Pennsylvania
Day next year, a two year con
tract with Lehigh has been con
summated, bringing the Brown
and White here for the Pennsyl
vania Day game in 1915, while a
three year contract with Lafayette
sends Penn State there for two years
and secures Lafayette on New
Beaver Field Field on Pennsylvania
Day in 1916.
The dates thus far settled are:
Sept. 26, Westminster at State
College; Oct. 24, Harvard at Cam
bridge; Oct. 31, Lafayette at East-
On; Nov. 7, Lehigh at South
Bethlehem; Nov. 13, (Pennsylvania
Day) Michigan Aggies at State
College; Nov. 16, (.Thanksgiving
Day) Pitt at Pittsburg.
The Glee Club.
Our Glee club will make its first
trip during the vacation between
semesters, giving a concert on the
evening of January, 30. in the high
school auditorium at Altoona, for
the benefit of the present senior
class of that institution. The trip
as orginally mapped out was to in
clude engagements en route, but
owing to the extreme shortness of
the time, all such plans had to be
abandoned. The program to be
rendered is by request, the same as
that given on the Santa Fe tour
last year. No definite arrange
ments have as yet been made for
trips later in the season, but
negotiations are under way both in
Philadelphia and in Erie for con
certs about the time of the Easter
Basketball Trip.
The basketball squad which left
Monday morning for the western
trip consisted of the following men;
Captain Binder, Park, Jester. Sav
ery, Hay, Wilson, Metzga r , Coach
Haddow and Manager Flagg.
Three teams are scheduled for
games during the four days they
are on the road. Two of these,
the W. and J. and Pitt games, are
league contests. The other, the
Westinghouse Club, is a filling-in
game, and is the first team to be
This trip will put our men to a
severe test but the coaches feel
confident of a creditable record if
the team maintains the pace they
established last Saturday night.
Dr. Kern Honored.
During the holiday recess Dr.
Frank D. Kern and Messrs Orton
and Adams of the department of
Botany, attended the meetings of
the American Association for the
Advancement of Science and the
affiliated socities. They were
especially interested in the Botan
ical Sociely where they presented
papers. Dr. Kern was elected Vice-
President of the latter society
for 1914.
Mr. Sherwood Eddy, Dr. Mott’s
Associate Will Lead Big Religious
and Moral Movement at State
College From February 3-7.
The Y. M. C. A. of this institu
tion will again establish one of its
beneficial religious campaigns be
ginning February 3. The meetings
will be in charge of Mr. Sherwood
Eddy who has so ably assisted Mr.
Mott in his great work. Mr. Eddy
has done remarkable work in India;
but he even outdid himself in the
great good he accomplished in
China. Seventeen government col
leges and the National Assembly of
China closed their doors in order to
hear him speak. He is a fascinat
ing speaker, and at the recent con
vention in Kansas City impressed
8000 people with his wonderful
message and with his integrity,
Among the many men who will
assist Mr. Eddy in his work, will
be: Heinzman and Whitehair,
both All Western tackles; Jack
Hart and many other prominent
moral and religious reformers. The
music will be in charge of Mr. and
Mrs. Armstrong, who are well
known to Penn State men.
The campaign meetings will be
held every evening at 6:30 in the
Auditorium. Mr. Eddy will very
probably speak at each session, and
his addresses will be supplemented
by those of his famous associates.
Conferences will also be arranged
for, in which individuals may con
fer with the leaders upon points
which are unsettled in their own
If space permitted a list of the
men coming would be published,
but it is enough to say that every
man participating in the campaign
organization will be an expert in his
Penn State has become famous
in the eastern part of the United
States for its wonderful campaigns.
Here again an opportunity presents
itself for the support of such an
admirable precedent. A represent
ative Princeton delegation headed
by John L. Mott, Dr. Mott’s son, is
expected to be present and to par
ticipate in this commendable enter
prise. It is hoped and urged that
the Auditorium will be crowded
every evening.
Agricultural Society
A regular meeting of the society
was held January 12, at which
a programme of special interest was
presented. H. Webner, T 4, gave a
brief and interesting account of his
impressions of Porto Rico, gained
during the past summer, and out
lined the opportunities in the island
particularly in horticulture. The
county agents of Pennsylvania are
spending two weeks in confereace
at the college and were present at
the meeting. Brief accounts of
their work in the various counties
were given and “Essentials in Col
lege” as seen from the standpoint
of an alumnus were pointed out.
Nominations for officers for next
semester were held.
Mr. R. R. Neely, 1911 now has
charge of the extension classes at
Allentown. These classes were
organized during the Christmas
vacation in cooperation with a
citizens committee the chairman of
which is Hon. Warren K. Miller,
Assemblyman from the district.