Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, February 04, 1914, Image 1

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    Penn State
The Well Beloved Friend of Penn
State, After Many Years of Faith-
ful Service, Dies at His Home in
At 2:30 o’clock, Saturday after
noon, January 31, General James
Addams Beaver, president of the
Board of Trustees of this institution
and former Governor of the State
of Pennsylvania, died at his home
in Bellefonte, Pa., as an indirect re
sult o: a bullet wound of the leg
received in the Civil War.
The late General Beaver was
born on October 21, 1837, at Mill
erstown, Perry County, Pa. He
was of Pennsylvania-German ances
try, sturdy pioneeis who resided in
Pennsylvania almost from the time
of William Penn. His early edu
cation was received in the common
schools of his native county, after
which he entered Jefferson College
(now W. and J.'l and graduated
from that institution with honors in
1856 at the age of 18 yeais. He
immediately removed to Bellefonte
where he resided until his death.
After taking up his residence in
Bellefonte, he commenced the
study of law and was admitted to
the bar in 1859. The unsettled
condition of the country resulted in
his enlistment as Lieutentant in the
Bellefonte Fencibles and the out
break of the Civil War found him
at the head of this organization.
.His war_career,\vas a._m.ost notable
one. He was wounded at Chancel
lorsville; appointed Biigadier Gen
eral at Cold Harbor; again wounded
at Petersburg and sent north; again
was wounded at Ream's Station,
which necessitated the amputation
of his right leg and forced his re
tirement from active service.
In the field of politics, General
Beaver was for a time a conspicu
ous figure. In 1880 he went as
chairman of the Pennsylvania dele
gation to the Republican National
Convention in Chicago and was
slated for the Vice-Presidential
nomination, He declined to be a
candidate for election to the Senate
but was defeated. As a guberna
torial candidate in 18S2 we find
him again to the fore. He was de
feated, but four years later he was
renominated and was elected by an
overwhelming majority. With the
creation of the Superior Court, Gen
eral Beaver was, in November,
1895, elected to a full term of ten
years, at the expiration of which he
was re-elected and was on the
bench to the time of his death.
General Beaver’s relations with
the Pennsylvania State College date
from 1873 when he became a Trus
tee. It was due to his influence as
Governor of this Commonwealth
that we received our first regular
appropriation, which increased un
der his administration. The Min
ing School stands as a monument
to his untiring efforts since it was
he who was responsible for its
founding. In 1897 he assumed the
Presidency of the Board of the
Board of Trustees, which position
he held up to the time of his death.
His loyalty to the student body has
endeared him to the heart of every
State man and the principles for
which he stood will always stand
forth as ideals worthy of our en
deavor. Penn State has indeed lost
a true friend.
The Late Cen. James A. Beaver
Memorial Exercises.
Yesteiday morning memoiial ex
ercises were held in the Auditorium
for the late General James A.
Beaver. The meeting was in
charge of Paul Rhinehardt T 4.
Reverend Robert Reed and Pro
fessor Pattee spoke on the life of
General Beaver, and Paul Rhirc
hardt and F. C. Dose spoke on the
relation of General Beaver to the
student body. The Ex governor's
favorite hymn "Lead Kindly
Light” was sung. The exercises as
a whole weie very impressive and
the loss of one of the most devoted
friends of the college was felt very
Men Promiuent in SoGial and Relig
ious Work Come to Penn State
to Help Individual Students.
The campaign which was begun
last evening will not terminate until
Saturday evening. Meetings will
be held every evening at 6.30 in the
Auditorium and conferences with
individuals will be held during the
For the convenience of those
interested we publish the following
list of speakers and theii secre
taries, who make arrangements for
them. The first man is the speak
er, and the second his secretary:
Eddy, Welty; Heinzman, Sayre;
Ball, Fleming; Edwards, Brush;
Douglas and Lloyd, Whetstone, Port
er, Leyden; Beaver, Foell; Arm
strong, Dowd; Chaplin, Hays;
Stuart, Keller; J. 0. Speers, Ball;
Tong, Sharp; Foster, Lewis, J. L.;
Hart, Bel'; Young, Gallagher; Pat
terson, Sarver; Campbell, Jones, S.
P.; Miller, F. P., Hammitt; Tomp
son, Amador; Grubbs, Ingerson;
Mcconnell, Skillman; Guthrie
Speers, Lord.
New Play to be Presented,
“The Honeymoon” is the title of
the comedy to be produced for the
benefit of the Y. M. C. A. and the
Stale College Fire Department on
Fiiday, Februaiy 27th, at 8.15 p.
m. The play has lots of local
color, is rich in humor and full of
original situations. The whole play
is the story of one afternoon and
evening of a honeymoon week, and
all the adventures and misad
ventures of the characters will be
delightfully presented to the
audience in an atmosphere familiar
to all. The cast will be announced
Blue and White Matmen Will Meet
Navy at Annapolis onJSaturday.
New Men Showing Up Well -In
juries to Promising Candidates
Causes Lack of Material—More
Men Urged to Report for Practice.
The Penn State wrestling team
for the season of 1914 will receive
its initial test on Saturday afternoon
when the team representing the
United States Naval Academy will
be met at Annapolis. Navy is
noted for having strong wrestling
teams and this season is „no excep
tion to the rule, as shown by the
fact that the midshipmen defeated
Lafayette in their first meet of the
season by seven straight .'alls. The
Blue and White team wil be minus
the services of such stars as Shol
lenberger, Very and Fulhman, but
in spite of this fact, will be made
up of individuals that will no doubt
give a good account of themselves
in their attempt to uphold the
standard set by teams of the past.
Coach Shollenberger has been
working hard during the last two
weeks to get the team in shape for
the opening of the season and his
work is very noticeable to the fol
lowers of the sport in the improve
ment of the men. The trials held
during the week have brought out
a few facts. In the first place they
have shown that there are strong
candidates for every position on
the team, while on the other hand
the trials have shown what proposi
tion we are likely to meet in the
CSlscticn 22y
time, due to the fact that four or
five of the most promising candi
dates were eliminated, probably for
the rest of the season, by injuries.
This has helped to bring about a
lack of good second rate material,
especially in the 158 and 175 pound
classes, respectively. During the
last few days Baird in the 115
pound class, Captain Jones in the
125 pound class, Gleason in the 158
pound class, and Klapp in the 175
pound class received injcries that
will either keep them out of the
game indefinitely or at least lessen
their ability to do themselves jus
tice at the present time. The team
is especially in need of more candi
dates for the three upper weights
on the team.
At the time of going to press the
squad which Manager Hess and
Coach Shollenberger will take to
Annapolis has not been finally
decided. The 115 pound class lay
between Baird and Long, but since
the injury to Baird, it is likely that
he will not be able to compete in
the finals. Hill in the 145 pound
class and Lamb in the heavy
weight class har e won their places,
while in the 125, 135, 158 and 175
pound classes, respectively, com
petition has narrowed down to the
following pairs: Jones and
Crockett, Kirk and Klingensmith,
Yerger and Wakeley, Sayre and
Stecker, In each case the odds
seem to be slightly in favor of the
first named although the saying
“you can’t always sometimes tell”
holds especially true in wrestling,
and there is no doubt that every
man will have to work hard for his
The preliminary trials for the
next meet which will be held on
the local mats with Lafayette Col
lege will be held next Saturday
afternoon. Six pounds over weight
will be allowed in each class, the
men to weigh in any time on that
day previous to the meet. All men
who have been working at all are
urged to enter these trials.
Hammitt Lowers Middle Atlantic
Record for 60 Yard Hurdles
State was represented in the In
door Middle Atlantic Champion
ships by four men. They won
three first places and one second
place. The meet was held in the
Duquesne Garden, Pittsburg, on
Saturday night.
Hammitt showed his heels to a
fast field and was an easy winner
in one fifth of a second better time
than Thorpe’s record. Leyden, in
the 1000 yards, ran a distance new
to him and finished first in front of
two Pitt men. Keyser, captain of
the track team won the two mile
event handily in 10 minutes and
29 3-5 seconds. A new M. A. A.
record was needed to defeat Lamb
in th twelve pound shot event, but
he took second place easily.
A. T. Meyers’ worlds indoor re
cord for 60 yards was broken by
Carroll, of Indiana Normal. It is
unfortunate that Robinson is out of
Mercersburg, for a race between
these two men in the Penn State In
terscholastics would result no doubt
in a new record.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Eddy.
6'30 p. m. Auditorium. Eddy.
7:00 p. m. Ag. Building. Thes
pian Cast-Trials; -
8:30 p. m. Ag. Building. Thes
pian Chorus Trials.
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Eddy.
7:00 p. m. Ag. Building. Thes
pians Cast Trials.
8:30 p. m. Ag. Building. Thes
pian Chorus Trials.
1:30 p. m. Deutscher Verein
Picture. Auditorium.
2:00 p. m. Varsity Battery Can
didates in the Armory.
2:30 p. m. Armory. Preliminary
Wrestling Trials for Lafayette
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Eddy.
7:00 p- m. Thespian Cast Trials.
7:30 p. in. Basketball. Carnegie
8:30 p. m. Thespian Chorus
10:00 a. m. Old Chapel. Fresh-
man Service.
11:00 a. m. Auditorium. Chapel
6:30 p. m. Auditorium. Y. M.
C. A. Meeting.
Glanders Prove Fatal
As the result of infection by
glanders bacilli while working in
the laboratory, A. M. Jansen, in
structor in the veterinary college of
Ohio State University, died on Jan
uary 4. Glanders is a disease com
monly found among horses and cat
tle, but very few cases are on re
cord of the disease affecting man.
Mr. Jansen, who was connected
with the department of bacteri
ology, was engaged in his regular
class-room work when he contract
ed the disease. His case was first
diagnosed by physicians as typhoid
fever and not until a blood test had
been made was the real nature of
the disease known. He lived but a
few hours after being infected by
the bacilli.
Team Shows Effect of Experience.
Visitors Weak in Passing—Game
Fast and Interesting to Watch.
Captain Binder’s rejuvenated
team set a pace last Friday night
that completely bewildered the
Gettysburg boys. The trip that
our men took was well worth the
cost in experience gained. The
visitors were completely outclassed
and the general work of the Blue
and White was by far the best seen
so far this season. The final score
was 47 to 17.
Our men performed well in pass
ing as compared with the exhibi
tion that the visitors showed. The
forwards, Park in particular, work
ed better under the baskets. Jester
maintained his reputation gained on
the western trip and our guards
generally broke Gettysburg’s plays
before they got started. Lineup:
Penn State Gettysburg
Binder f Mehaffy
Park(Gockley) f Hashinger
Jester(Bishop) c Campbell(Monk)
Hay(WarrJ g Ikelei
Savery(Metzgar)g - Scheffer
Substitutions: Penn State —Gock-
ley for Park, Bishop for Jester,
Warr for Hay, Metzgar for Savery,
Williams for Hashinger, Monk for
Campbell. Field goals —Jester 7,
Binder 6, Park 5, Campbell 4, Sav
ery,. Monk, Hashinger, Metzgar.
Foul goals—Binder, 7 out of 16;
Campbell, 6 out of 13. Referee,
Taggart. Timekeeper, Martin.
Wr& J. vs Penn State'. ”
The W. & J. quintet proved a
harder and faster foe than the
Westinghouse on the previous
night. The game was more fierce
ly fought and rougher than the
previous one and the frequency of
fouls, particularly against our men,
was a big factor in the final score.
Jester again was in the lead as to
scoring, dropping through the
basket four of the seven field
goals secured. Our forwards were
unusually handicapped by the
W. & J. system of guard
ing as is shown by the fact that
each got but one goal apiece,
Line up:
Penn State 23
c (Brady) Broden
Hay (Metzgar) g
Savery g
Substitution —For Penn State,
Metzgar for Hay; for W. & J.,
Brady for Broden, Braden for
Brady. Field goals—Jester, 4; F.
Nuss, 3; C. Nuss, Fisher, 2; Braden,
Savery, Park, Binder, 1. Foul
goals —Binder, 11 out of 18; Brady
12 out of 31. Referee —Doubleday
of Washington, Pa. Timekeeper—
Dr. Kirchner of W. & J.
Pittsburg vs Penn State,
The final game was characterized
by general roughness on the part of
both teams. Our men showed the
effects of the severe strain of the
trip, this being their third game in
three consecutive nights. Jester
and Binder, the mainstays in the
offense, entered the game in poor
physical condition; the latter was
forced to leave the floor after the
first few minutes of play.
The Blue and White, however,
proved the best of the two and
Continued on puce 4
W. & J. 28
F. Nuss
C. Nuss