The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, September 28, 1940, Image 4

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play either outside right or Gus
JJigott’s old position, center for
ward, and Anibal “Gringo” Gal
indo, the' transfer from Panama,
who will probably handle the in
aide left position.
Galindo, brought up in a coun
try where soccer is the national
sport, is one of the most skillful
ball handlers the Lion team has
bad. He has mastered the finesse
that Coach Jeffrey emphasizes in
stead of a “power” player.
Extra bleachers have been set
up for the large crowd that is ex
pected, and present indications are
that the supply of seats will be far
less than those necessary to accom
modate the fans.
Evenings Only 6:30, 8:30
The thrilling dramatic story of
an All-American who thought
the glory would last forever!
. “Yesterday's Heroes”
'Jean Rogers Robert Sterling
-Brian Aheme, Madeleine Car
■ roll, Louis Hayward, , Laraine
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A WA n “ T H-r AT J! j
Lawyer Has Enviable
Record As Cage Coach;
202 Games Won, 57 Los!
John Lawther became varsity
basketball coach at Penn State in
1937 and started to work with the
characteristic thoroughness that
he had displayed at Westminster
while head basketball coach there.
■ Lawther started from scratch
with the Lion courtmen, benching
most of the lettermen from the
year before, including the co-cap
During the previous season
Penn State had entered the fast
Eastern Conference and had lost
every league game. Lawther in
his first year succeeded in win
ning 6 out of 10 league games and
finished in third place.
In 13 seasons at Westminster
and Penn State, Lawther has com
piled one of the outstanding
coaching records in the country.
He won 202 and lost only 57
games for a winning percentage of
Mat Captain Gleason
Is Most Unpredictable
Frank Gleason, captain of Char
lie Speidel’s wrestling squad, can
be called the unpredictable of
Penn State wrestling. A better
than average wrestler, Frank was
pinned five times in his sopho
more year, but not because his op
ponents were better.
The Nittany captain would look
like a million dollars on the mat,
keeping a time advantage over his
opponent, but because he had an
irresistable desire to try new holds
when he had the advantage, he
would find his opponent clamping
on one of his own.
Gleason’s exploring nature,
however, gave him confidence,
and he won an unexpected cham
pionship in the 1938 Eastern In
tercollegiates. Last year he had
an undefeated season, losing only
to Laggan of Penn in the Eastern
Intercollegiate finals.
Thiel Seeks Replacements
For Graduated Slickmen
Although fall lacrosse practice
has been underway for only a
week, Coach Nick Thiel is putting
his varsity candidates through
half-field scrimmage in an effort
to find replacements for the 14
senior stickmen who graduated
from last year’s squad.
About 35 candidates, almost
evenly divided between varsity
and freshmen, have reported to
date. Thiel has his intention to
practice until “snow flies.”
He announced that additional
candidates may report any after
noon at 4 o’clock.
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The Lions
Lines Oil The Lions
Everything indicates a great
turnout this afternoon for Penn
State’s first scheduled 1940-41 ath
letic contest, when the Lion soccer
team begins its eighth undefeated
season—and you may take that as
a prediction. Though a little at loss
to fill the places left by Big Bob
Schuler and Dutch Lange in his
1939 outfit, Coach Bill Jeffrey has
the amazing ability of turning up
with just the right man to fill his
vacancies each fall. So, here’s to
the eighth, with the ninth coming
Not many coaches of any sport
face the problems of Nick Thiel,
varsity lacrosse mentor. Nick lost
twenty men from his varsity
squad, fourteen by graduation and
six for other reasons. Thus when
Nick starts his season next spring,
he’ll have an almost all-sophomore
team, built around only three ex
perienced men Captain Dattle
baum, Jim Riddell, and Jim Rittei’,
brother of last year’s co-captain
and all-American “Big Jidge” Rit
ter. Expected to help tiut consider
ably are second-year men Allen,
Rudloff, Pettigout, and Thorpe.
Starting off last' week with an
average of .800 in prognosticating
gridiron battles, this writer runs
into a little quicksand in naming,
victors for today’s games, blit here
they are—believe them or not:
West Virginia to trample West
Syracuse to topple Clarkson.
NYU to warm up with P.M.C.
Virginia to down Lehigh.
Boston College in a close win
over Tulane.
Michigan with a slight edge on
Washington to outscore Minne
Duke to roughshod it over V.M.I.
Southern Methodist to take
And on a hunch. Pitt to upset
Ohio State.
Jordan Hall Occupants
To Have New Lounge
Work began yesterday on Jordan.
Hall’s new lounge which will be
ready for use early next week.
Plans for the enlargement of the
old quarters were made six months
ago by Harold W. Loman, director
of dormitories, upon the realization
that the old lounge was inadequ
ate for the needs of the hall’s oc
The new lounge, double the size
of the. old one, will be entered by
two arched doorways and will con
tain newly-upholstered furniture,
a piano, arid a combination radio
record player.
Worst Accidenls Caused
By Men r Says Neyharl ...
Do women drivers have as large
an accident rate as men?
“Yes,” says Amos E. Neyhart
of the Safety Education Bureau.
But, he points out that most of the
accidents caused by women are
mere “fender scratches and insig
nificant bumper dents.”
“Men,” he says, “have, the larg
er number' of fatal wrecks.”
The main reason for the good
female record, Neyhart states, is
that women do not drive much
late at night and are not subject
to inclement weather as much as
men are.
Chicago To Hear Neyhart
Amos E. Neyhart, head of the
Safety Education Bureau, will ad
dress the National Safety Congress
at Chicago, from October 7 to 11.
In addition, he will lecture at
Sharon, Johnstown, and New
3t-pd-10195E Castle.
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Penn Slate Boasts Of Two Real
All-Americans In Gajecki And Vargo
Yarsify To Tackle Frosh
Penn State’s varsity football
team will scrimmage against
the freshman eleven at 2:30 this
afternoon on New Beaver Field.
'44 Gridders Concentrate
On Offensive Tactics
“They’re coming along okay but
there’s still a long way to go in a
short time,” Marty McAndrews
said yesterday of his ’44 gridders
after a practice session devoted al
most entirely to learning plays and
offensive drill.
The frosh were given a let-up
after two nights of work against
the varsity but tomorrow after
noon they will again tackle their
big brothers, probably in a scrim
mage game. .
The extent to which Willis
Campbell, big tackle, was injured
has not yet been determind. He
suffered a bruised shoulder Thurs
Next week part of the freshman
squad will continue the tussles
with the varsity, while • the rest
of the yearlings will scrimmage
“Danny’s Demons,” the junior var
sity squad coached by Danny De-
Goffberg And Snyder
Suffer Leg Injuries
The injury jinx, feared and
cursed by all coaches, finally
rapped on the door of Coach Chick
Werner, when Chet Snyder and
Herm Goffberg, varsity, cross
country runners, reported leg in
juries yesterday.
Goffberg sprained his ankle in
his tour around the course and
will be out of action for a few
days.- An undetermined pain, in
his leg has forced Snyder to ease
up in his long distance workouts.
However, Coach Chick Werner
is exceptionally pleased with the.
advanced condition of the remain
der of his squad. Rounding into
shape faster than usual, the har
riers are running the five mile
course in better time than Wer
ner had expected.
Ace Sportscasfers Rales
Penn State Third In East
Jimmy Evans, ace sportscaster,
predicted on his 15-minute radio
program that the Nittany Lions
would have the third strongest
team in the East this year, and the
sixth strongest"in the nation.
On the basis of gridiron might
in the East, Evans rated the top
five teams in this order: Cornell,
Boston College," PENN STATE,
Fordham and Princeton.
In the nation, his chart went
like this: Texas' A. & M.,. Ohio
State, Notre Dame, Cornell, Wash
ington, PENN STATE, Southern
Californai, Tulane, Minnesota,
Tennessee, Duke, Boston College,
Fordham, etc.
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■ Here’s some startling news for
followers of Penn State’s football
fortunes. The Nittapy Lions, after
17 lean years, can once again boast
of an All-American in their lineup.
In fact, two of Coach Bob Higgins
proteges can lay claim to that
There’s only one little hitch -in
the . whole set up. We .know that
our two boys are real All-Amer
icans, the coaches and the team
know it, the townspeople know. it.
Now all we have to do is to con
vince some of the metropolitan
sports experts of that well known
fact and ,£3tate will have the first
national star since the days of
Higgins, Killinger, Waite, and Be
“Give him a few breaks, and he
will be a sensation.” That is what
Higgins has to say about'' Tom
Vargo, big, tough, sinewy senior
end. Because of his natural re
ticence,- the erstwhile Johnstown
luminary has been neglected by
the football writers, but his equal
■for all-around consistent playing
day in and day out would be hard
to find. He does his job so efficient
ly he makes it look easy.
A blocked punt at an opportune
moment and several sensational
catches of passes when the score is
close, that is all Vargo has to do
to '■scale the heights of football
fame. ;
As for Captain Leon “Gates”
Gajecki, his praises have been sung
ever since that memorable after
noon two years ago when he stop
ped nearly every Penn threat sin
glehanded. His perfect pivot play,
vicious tackling and backing up
placed him on the All-Pennsyl
vania eleven last season. All who
have seen him in action for the
past two years claim he’s the equal
if not the better of Chuck Chefun
dolo the Lions’ great center of 1936
and now with ..the Philadelphia
1940- looks like a big year- for
Penn State. It may be the year'
for Vargo and Gajecki.
For the first time in half a dozen
years two linemen, John Plewak
and Morris (Bessel, are co-captains
of Bucknell’s football team." Ord
inarily one lineman and one back
aye chosen. The last linemen to
lead the Bisons to battle were
Butch Boiston and Ralph Furiell,
back in 1934.