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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1940
Bucknell Bisons Point For
WITH DICK PETERS
Just got your lettpr saying you
might not be able to get down for
the weekend Saturday after next,
so I thought I’d better let you
know how much you’ll miss if you
don’t make it. \
I don’t know whether they’re
jiist joking or not, but a lof of
fgllows here at schop.l are talking
Qrange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, and
such. I’ve neyer heard that kind
of talk at State before, so maybe
there’s something tp it all.
Qf course, Bpb Higgins and the'
other coaches aren’t talking that
way, and you can’t blarpp them.
A coach can’t just predict at the
beginning of the- season that his
teapi will b,e basking }n Jhe sun
light of the Sugar Bowl on New
Year’s Day. I never heard of a
coach who did, grid Bob is about
as conservative a fpll°w 3 s
I’ve ever met.
So on Saturday, October the
Ljpns will begin this highly an
ticipated ypar against a question
ably Biicknell tgam. IdPst yyeiy
qqe here can’t see anything but
a Ndtany Victory by at least three
qp |qpr touchijowhs- J wqpt you
tp be qn hand to see °ur boys
get off pn the right foot.
' And shoiild' b.eppuse when
you regd up and dpwn that lineup
—Vargp and Parsons at ypds, the
tackles Stravinski and Platt, Mori
and Oarbinski at guards, Qaptain
Gajecki at center, you wonder
what short of a Pqpzer division
copld penetrate it. the baCk
field of Smaltz, Patrick, White
and Fetrglia is one which should
pass,, run, and, kick the. Bucknell
Bison into a period of suspended
But don’t think that the football
game wIU be ali in store for you
that weekend. There’ll be plenty
qf smokers, etc., arqqnd tq take
in. So don’t let me down Pop, be
cause it’s going to be a great
weekend and planned just fqr yop.
Give my love tp Mother and
I’ll be seeing you next Saturday.
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Bob Higgins, Penh State grid
coach, directs his Lions into their
first,major objective, Bucknell, on
Dads’ Day, October 5. (For story,
see column three.)
To Lion Lineup
The return qf Chuclc Petprs to
the squad yesterday aftprnoqn was
the one bright note 'in the Lioq
camp after the three serious in
juries suffered Monthly.
Peters, regular tailback, has
been out of action for two weeks
with, a separated right shoulder
and though he won’t get any con
tact work for' several days, he
might be ready for the opener
With Bucknell, October 5.
Any hopes that Bob Davis,
sophomore end, might be qf ser
vice to the sguad this-year weye
dispelled by the report that the
diminutive Monongahela Wt b 6
wps opt for the entire campaign
with a broken left collarbone.
Davis will probably drop out of
College for the semester.
To the reported injuries of
Davis and Bayley was added that
of Earl Brown Who turned up
yesterday with a separated left
shoulder. The scrappy fullback
wili'he out pf action'for ten (Jays.
Coach Bob Higgins converted
Len Krouse, junip.r'wingback, into
an end for the time being to fill
the vacancy left qpen by Davis’
injury. Krouse is noted for his
pass receiving ability and may be
just the man to help ths Lions
out of a hole. Another end wbb
might develop is John Egli, regu
lar" on the freshnpep team last
ygar. Egli returned to the squad
after g- three week absence and
Higgins liked the bqy’s work.
' The first v two teaip? finally,
clicked in yesterday's ?oqmmage.
Bqth the rpspbig.. and. pacing
plays functioned smoothly against
a picked array of reserves anfd the
caching stgff w.as \y€ill satisfied
ijfith the- day’s workout.
Two' hemburge? shops 9h tb?
University’’qf' Minnesota. campus
served up 542,0CT(| hamlourgers last
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THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Lions In 1940 Opener Qn Dad's Day
Slate Pries Open
Lid In IQ Days
Ten more days . and the 1940
football edition of the Nittany
Lions will pry open their season
with the tough Bucknell Bisons.
The date is Saturday, October 5,
Dad’s Day, and a record crowd
pf proud fathers is expected to
accompany the students to the
New Beaver Field for the opener.
Great things are expected of the
State team this year. Some nation
ally known experts even go so far
as to predict an undefeated cam
paign for the Lions and rate them
as high as thirteenth in the na
tion. The basis for this assumption
is that nine of the regulars from
last year’s strong eleven are back
in action. But, while Coach Bob
Higgins will he able to field to
gether a veteran eleven this year,
he’s already beginning to worry
about the first hurdle on the
Bucknell will he as tough as
ever. ‘Coach Al, Humphreys is
moulding together a well balanced
unit as is evidenced by the fact
th§t no less than three good can
didates are competing for each
Varsity berth. An even distribu
tion qf experience is in prospect
since the varsity group which
forms the nucleus of the squad is
composed pf 10 sophomores, 11
juniqrs, and 11 seniors.
Qn the brpad shoulders of Jim
Brandt rests the fortunes of the
Bucknell team accprding to re
ports coming out pf Lewisburg.
Th e triple - threat, 190 - pound
spp.hpmqre bpck w as a sensation
ipitil' he hijurgd his knee last
year. His playing can 'make the
Bisons a good team, instead of
only a fair one. If his knee sur
vives the pre-season preliminary
bumps, the Lions will have their
bonds fuU.' holding Brandt .in
This will he Bucknell’s 55th
spason of intercollegiate football,’
apd although they play State in
the opening game of the 1940
schedule, the Bisons will be geared
up for this game more than any
’Dew' Of Equipment
Marks 20lh Anniversary
Shoulder pads, .lacrosse sticks,
footballs, , baseball bet?, injury
pads, track shoes, javelins—for 20
years one man has passed out all
the countless pieces of equipment
used in Penn State sports.
This one man is ‘ Dean” Burr.ell,
in pharge of the stopk room in Rec
Hall. He is now marking his 2(ith
gnniversary as friend and confid
ant to. Niftany Lion athletes.
Dean came here in the fall of
1920 and worked for a year as a
laborer on tbe football field. Then
he was given charge of thp stock-;
room in ’tbe pltf track hov(§e which
located in back of fne Chem
istry and Physics’ Building.
I ngdditiqn to serving as a locker
room, slock room, and gymnasium,
the old track house. quartered be
tween '35 and 40 athletes. Dean
says, “We; hgd g great, wild time,
it was fun.”
Those were the days, too, when
Penn State foothgll was in its
prime and thp pollege attracted
athletes from all over the east.
«One year,” §§ys Isggn,. “I equip-,
ped 205 freshmen. Tpe average
size of "the‘varsity squad was IQO
In 1928; construction on Rec Hall
was completed and the stock room’,
Dean inplyded. was moved there.
Dpgn i s 9 f the
tbqt afpotball tftapi, or any team,
can be tetter man its equip
ment” His stock room is consid
ered a model from toe standpoint
of gffipiebpy gad has been pppied
by colleges and universities from
all over the country.
In one small corner of toe §tsclc
rqom Dean has a shop where he
manufactures all sorts of injury
pads, harnesses, braces, and clip
ping pads. “Most of the things you
buy,” he says, “were made fpr. wo
men, not men.” i ' ‘ ' . ' ‘
Outgoing Managers Elect
New Intramural Board
The new intramural board
managers elected hy the out
going members are Charles L.
Albright ’4i, president James A.
Ritchie ’42, secretary; Elbur C.
Purnell ’4l, fail manager Ro
bert L. Batchelor ’-41, winter
manager; Leo P. Russell ’4l,
spring manager; and John S.
Mofiatt ’4l, independent repre
The deadline for fall intra
mural entries has been extended
until tomorrow at 5 p.m. The
fall sports include football, cross
country, horseshoes, and swim
All Lion Games
Will Be Broadcast
Penn State football fang who
won’t be able to gttend the Lion
games this fall will get the oppor
tunity to hear the games broadcast
over the radip. All eight tilts on
the schedule will be on the air.
The Bucknell game on October
5 will he on station KDKA, Pitts
burgh, and WKOK, Sunhury. The
West Virginia game October 12 and
Lehigh battle October 19 will be
The game with Temple in Phila
delphia’ October 26 will be aired
over WFIL, Philadelphia, WEEU,
Reading, WCAE,’ Pittsburgh,
WLEU, Erie, and WFBG, Altoona.
Houseparty game with South Car
olina will be broadcast over
WCAE, and WLEU.
The November 9 fracas at Syra
cuse and the New York University
game here November 16 will be
on KDKA. The closing game at
Pittsburgh November 23 will he
aired over WCAE, WLEU, and
Seven J.V. Gridders
Report To DeMarino
Jay-Vee football got off to a
slow start yesterday when seven
candidates reported to Coach Dan
Thp squad will bp augmented
by ‘‘l7 pr 18” varsity reserves
later in the season, Deiyiarino said.
He hopes tp have a squad of 35
before the first game with Cornell
here on pjctqber 12.
Thpse who reported yesterday
are E<f CJaies, Elber Purnglf, 'Wfqlt
Sqttung," Gail" Hpdegrqff, Tom
Tate, ffpe VaUa; A* Toffees.
Although qll thrpe qf Hfqckneirs
Efus Bium and Jqtmßy si|ars£y—
are left T h!qnjfed,' only fine playqr
on fhe 2g-man grid squacl is a
THE BiHN STATE DLMIIS
'Margin (or Error'
Make Dad’s Day a* Slate ContjiMi.
S«e the Way That Take* Hitler for $ fUd^
To Pm Pqrwts:
A season ticket for your son or daughter, five big shows for
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Schwab Aud. Father’s Day, October 5
Eddie Sapp Dodges Jinx
To Become Lion Captain
Eddie Sapp, hard-working sec
ond baseman of Joe Bedenk’s Nit
tany nine, finally dodged a year’s
hard-luck jinx when his baseball
teammates appointed him captair.
for the ’4l season.
Forced to quit basketball be
cause of a knee injury after he hac
established himself as the leading
contender for Charley Frosser’s
shoes, SaPP continued his jinx by
breaking a wrist-bone at the star:
of spring baseball.
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