Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, January 21, 1914, Image 1
Penn State VOLUME 10 NUMBER 16 MASS MEETING ADJOURNED 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 adjourned. Another meeting will be held the first part of next month and the following suggestions from the Graduate Manager will be dis cussed: 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 form. 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 above. 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 manner. Meetings of the Student Tribunal will hereafter be held the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 o’clock. 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 Continued on page A STATE COLLEGE, PA., JANUARY 2. VARSITY TRIMS WESLEYAN 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. Collegian. VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 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 vacation. 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 met. 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. PRICE FIVE CENTS GREAT EVANGEL ISTIC CAMPAIGN 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 mind. 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 line. 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.