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rsity Defeat lB-0, In Practice football Game
Between The Lions
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little less than three weeks,'the -1940 ‘dr-eam“-lined Penn State'
machine will be put on the market, the hew model, body by j
will be inspected soon -after its departure from the assemblage
ie Bucknell Bison, Inc. owned and operated by,one Al. Humph-,
before the chassis and newly designed body of "the Ulttany
ready for inspection, .Chief Designer Dob Higgins and his as-,
lave plenty of problems to iron out.
now there is no question but that -.the 1940 Lions have all the
irial necessary to slap together the speediest, flashiest, 'high-;
•ed football combine ever to represent the Blue -and White'
.'he problem, lies in getting the most out of that raw material
:ing it hold together. ;
,*hief technical problem which faced Cap’n J3ob at the opening j
ng sessions, was fin ding suitable replacement for Spike iAltter
With almost two weeks of practice under their belts, the "re-1
' seems to ‘have materialised ih “Lloyd Parsons, -a •senior, Who l
icking in .quantity of experience, once filled Alter’s ; galoshes, j
ig under fire in a Jew early games. |j
obably-most important factor in the dittany success of 1939, was'
Leapiii’ “Lloyd ICkes, ’Who graduated last Spring. Bift with ©QI Btnsflte'
and Ralph Ventresco hangin’ .around New-Beaver Field, Higgins won’t!
miss the departed ickes r too much .at the fullback post. The job mow is 1
to choose between Smafltz and Veiftresco tor the starting notch. Bctth
are .big, powerful runners, who xan pass and -kick with the .best of .them., j
Thus, with the two holes caused by graduation blocked up, the
task at hand is to build up reserve power in the line. The first
■mg is rough, tough ami fourty;, ;birt substitute guards and -ends .are as
:arce as icicles in July.
A much over-looked and seldom-considered factor is the slim re-'
serve supply on hand at center. Because Captain Leon Gajecki was a
near “sixty minute man last fall, -Penh State ‘fans don’t realize that if
the Lion pivot star were injured, the Nittany aggregation would be.
etbout as potent as a right .Cross from an .armless man. Gates is the
jcal point of the local lads’ -defense ~and without him the front wall
would be comparable to & picket fence.
: JThose are the problems that ace ■keeping *Bob Higgins -awake at
night, because the Hig knows where the weaknesses of his 1940 model
are, and during -these snext three weeks, before the -visit of the £uok
nell Inspection Bureau, you can be sure those weaknesses win be in
'some manner remedied.
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’Mysterious Bifly SiriHi'
leads ffilfany flamers
(Dubbed “Mysterious Billy
Smith” ;by a New Turk newspap
erman when he came out of no
where and won the freshman
IC4-A cross-country ‘Champion
ship, the Nittany harrier captain
now is considered one of the .na
tion’s best cross-country runners.
The slim 135-pound .citato,
loking like a thin high school
youngster, won the IC4-A varsity
run in his sophomore year, placed
third last year, .and ran fourth in
the 1939 liatibnals.
Leslie McMitchell, considered
the top-notCh cross-country run
ner, beSct Bmlth to the tape in their
one encounter. Ever since, the
Lion captain .has ‘been pointing to
.avenge his defeat in their final
competition this year.
"The honors list :at the University
■of Michigan-reached 884 atarecent
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START THE YEAR RIGHT
BWK AND B01TLH)
THE DAILY .COLLEGIAN
Ssnaflfz And Pefretla
Lead Offensive drive
Rounding into playing form aft
er a week of hard scrimmaging the;
(Blues ran( roughshod over the'
Green aggregation to the tune of
19 to so in a -regulation intrasquad
football game Saturday afternoon.
The winning eleven composed
of the regulars completely out
classed the reserves, scoring once
in -each of the first three .quarters
and nearly tallied a fourth touch
down in the final period when the
game ended with the "ball on the
Green one-yard line.
Bill Smaltz and Pepper Petrella
collaborated on the first touch-j
down early in the game, the form
er with his kicking and line buck
ing and the flashy tail-badfc with:
his dazzling open-field running.'
Smaltz pushed the Greens into a
hole midway in the period by kick-!
ing out of hounds on the oppon-!
ent’s- five-yard line. Pepper re
turned Ralph Ventresco’s punt to ;
.the 120 and gained 15 yards on
two plays. Smaltz accounted for
the six-pointer on a center budk
•from the five.
The same two stalwarts led the
Blues’ march in the second quar-‘
ter for four consecutive first downsj
.and another score. The Green team
threatened when Ventresco passed,
to Len Krouse for (85 yards on the
Blue 30-yard marker but the drive,
was stopped when Ventresco fum-j
•bled And the Blues recovered.
At this point the varsity started
a 60 yard offensive march when
Smaltz passed to Petrella on the
right flank sand the latter weaved
his way to the Green 40. With the
peppery Downingtown flash carry
ing the mail, the regulars gained'
.22 yards on two running plays
around the Tight end, and placed
the pigskin on the Green five on
a pass from Petrella to Tom Vargo.
Pepper zig-zagged bis way through
the entire defense for the second
touchdown to give the Blues a
commanding 12 to -0 lead.
Coach Bob Higgins put in nearly
two new teams aft the outset of
the second half but the second
Blue team took up where their
predecessors left off. Following an
even exchange of plays the Greens
lost the ball on their own 20-yard
line when Weaver failed to get off
a punt on the fourth down. The
Blues took advantage of this "unex
pected break when Vargo tallied
on an end-around run several
plays later. The score at the end
.of the third quarter stood at 18 to
■The final .period found the var-.
sity back in action after their well;
earned rest, but the fracas was.
completed without any further
While the high-scoring power of
the varsity eleven holds great
promise for the future, the offense
iwas spotty at times and it was
due more to the Individual per- 1
Ten Yeailing Gridders
liar) Warm-Up Mis
About 10 freshman gridders
have-been issued equipment and
are running -through light warm-;
up (drills although regular practice
Will not start until the end of 1
Freshman Week, Coach-Marty Mc-
Andrews reported yesterday. i
®e. announced,a meeting for nlli
frosh tin Bloom ISS, ■Var- 1
sity Hall, at 4:10 p.m. today. The
meeting -scheduled for Thursday
-was ‘cancelled because it intenfer
red -With regular Freshman Wedk
r 44 Soccer Caniidates ;
Report af 4 P.W.Today
FreShmen interested an soccer
must report to the soccer office on
Rec Hall at 4 p.m. today. An in
formal ;game has been arranged
with State College High School
for tomorrow afternoon. Formal
practice is expected to get under
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oft} With Injuries
Chuck .Peters, flashy running
back, who injured 'his shoulder ‘in
a scrimmage 'last week. ‘He ds ex-;
jpected to return to action in a -few;
formance of severalpiayers rather,
than a smooth functioning attack
that the Blues showed to advant-,
age. Probably the most glaring!
weakness uncovered by the prac
tice session was the podr open field
'blocking. Time and Again ±ilockerss ;
(missed their -men when a ilong run
'seemed in the making.
Several.of the varsity .holdovers,
-were missing from Saturday’s line
iup due to injuries received during:
the week.ChuCkPeters, the.start-;
ling tail-back, received a sprained
'shoulder and will grace the side-;
'lines for several -more days. Jim
(Woodward hurt his side andxdlin-'
squished bis .guard post to Mike
Garbinski who had been altemat
ling-with him. Vetresco’s right knee
(which be bad -injured in 'Ms freSh-j
!man year began to bother him
'again and the rugged sophomore
fullback- took things easy until
Saturday. He seems -to be in good:
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fall; Harrison Out
With the initial cross-country
practice ready to get underway
■this afternoon, Chick Werner’s
faint hope of producing a winning
•hill -and dale combination became
a mere shadow when George Har
rison, bis most promising prospect,
reported that he must drop out this
year because of a back injury.
Claiming that last year’s fresh
man team was the worst in Nrttany
track history, Werner feels that
.the loss of a potential running
mate for Captain Bill Smith means
much to the squad’s competitive
Harrison’s -mercury-winged feet
and (Smith, the Lion’s ex-IC4-A
-champ, might have given the Lions
a one-two winning duo which
would be hard to beat, with Herm
Goffberg, Harold Olsen, Alex
Bourgerie, and Pop Thiel furnish
ing the needed reserve strength.
Other ccross-countrymen. whom
(Werner <expects to .-report are Andy
'Snyder, Hess, Harry Kjellman
Vem Kotz, Max Peters, Orvis
Krug, Hick (Rhodes, Paul Burk
hart, and Bill.JTjmeson, who made
the best time on last year’s yearl
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