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FRIDAY, OCTOBER - 18, 1940
WITH DICK PETERS
With all apologies to the editors
of LaVie, 1908, today's lesson deals
with a Penn State football. team
IA : lose record is one of the best
ever compiled by a Nittany grid
machine, the team of 1906.
Glancing through old copies of
LaVie, instead of boning for that
Corn 20 bluebook, I ran across the
unique record of a Lion . team,
which though it only scored an
average of • 9.3 points per game,
won. 8 of its battles, 'lost but one,
and tied another. .
Here are _some excerpts from
newspaper clippings of several of
the 1906 team's victories:
Williamsport, Pa., October 6
"For one year we have waited to
get a smash at you, and now the
time has come, Red, for the White
and Blue." Thus echoed the open
ing stanza of one of the songs
•howled by Penn State's 900 happy
students this afternoon on Semin
ary Field, as their gridiron heroes,
led by Captain "Mother" Dunn,
literally swept the famous Carlisle
Indians off their ,feet, winning one
of the most. signal gridiron victor
ies ever - achieved •by Pennsylvania
s's Cs s:s
Annapolis, Md., Novenlber 3
By fine generalship and a remark
able series of line plunges by
Hershman, Pennsylvania State- de
feated Annapolis - here today - by a
score of 5-0. The game was a good
one and the - Penn
. State players
did nothing to justify the reports
of their rough playing sent out by
"Battered and bruised by the .
hardest and most trying gridiron
campaign that any State eleven
has ever experienced, our invin
cible Varsity went to Pittsburgh
for their final battle and 'achieved
a Thanksgiving Day triumph that
put a glorious finish to the most
successful. season in our gridiron
I hope that in 34 years, the Col
legian sports editor will glance
back through the 1940 LaVie and
find such successful history.
Freshman Cider Party
Will Be Held Friday
A Freshman Mixer, in the form
of a cider party, will be held in
the Old Main Sandwich Shop, to
day at 8 p. m. The governing
board and executive committee of
the Industrial Education depart
ment drew up the plans at their
A probable program for the mix
er will include a welcoming speech
by Professor F. T. Struck, head of
the Industrial Education depart
ment. A speaker for the evening
event will be contacted, and mov
ies of last year's State' football
games will be shown. All students
and faculty of the Industrial Edu
cation department are requested
to be present and 'all Freshmen in
that school must attend the affair. r
The eoveming board also made
plans to show free movies every
two weeks of interest to all Edu
cation students. The time and place
of. these movies will be posted on
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Higgins Selects T
Injuries Keep Ventresco,
White, Wear Out of- Game
Twenty nine Nittany Lion play
ers have been selected by Coach
Bob Higgins to make the Lehigh
trip for the first away game of the
season. The travelling squad will
leave by bus for Allentown this
morning, where State will make its
headquarters over the weekend.
Unable to make the trip because
of injuries will be Craig White,
regular right halfback, Ralph
Ventreico, sophomore fullback, and
Bob Wear, reserve center.
The following players are listed
to leave here at 8:30 a.m. today:
Ends—Vargo, Parsons, Schoon
over, Egli, and Van Lenten; tackles
Stravinski, Platt, F r k e tic h,
Kniaz, and Pollock; guards—Mori,
Garbinski, Kerns, Woodward, and
Yoho; centers G-ajecki, Raysor,
and Palazzi; quarterbackS—Patrick
and Weaver; left halfbacits---Pet
ers, Petrella, and Rice; right half
backs—Krous, Day, and Bailey;
fullbacks , Smaltz, Brown, and
The squad will hold a brief
workouton the Muhlenberg Col
lege field this afternoon.
Syracuse Harrier Meet
Moved To Friday, 11 am.
The Penn State-Syracuse cross
country dual meet will be run next
Friday at 11 a. m. instead of Sat
urday afternoon, Coach Chick
Werner announced late yesterday
after he, had received a communi
cation from Syracuse proposing
the schedule - change.
Because the Syracuse-Columbia
football game will be played on
that weekend and the Orange
harriers have missed seeing .a foot
ball game each time they traveled
this far, the authorities asked to
move the race to Friday.
This switch in time also allows
the Nittany Lion squad to attend
the Penn State-Temple football
battle in Philadelphia on the
the school's official half-holiday.
Captain Bill Smith is pointing
toward the Orange duel with more
than usual fervor, because this
harrier race will be his farewell
gesture to Penn State fans. It
will not only be his final appear
ance on the New Beaver Field
track but a climax to the greatest
four-year cross=Country record
ever made on the Penn State
"Mysterious Bill," as he was
dubbed by New York City sports
writers after his undxpected runa
way in the 1938 IC-4-A harrier
championships, has never been
defeated in a home cross-country
meet. Smith also established the
course record, 46 seconds ahead of
Pete Olexy's best time in 25:24
Smaltz Leads Lions
In Completed Passes
Bad ankle and all, Bill Smaltz
continued his great exhibition of
passing in the West Virginia game
completing two in six tries. Big
Bill now has nine completions out
Of 20' attempts, to - lead all other
Lion heavers in both •games.
Passer A .0 I YG
Smaltz. 20 9 2 'llO
Brown 3 2 0 16
Ventresco 6 , 1 0 5
Peters 1 1 0 0
Day 2 0 0 0
A-Attempts C-Completions; I-
Interceptions; YG-Yards aGined.
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
enty-nine Lion Gridders For Game With Lehigh
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Ralph Ventresco, above, sopho
more fullback, who is unable to
make the Lehigh trip with the
Lion squad leaving today. The
burly back suffered a recurrence
of an. old knee injury last week
and will remain on the sidelines in
Chick Werner Predicts
Another 'Mysterious Bill'
To Bid For Harrier Fame
Chick Werner is getting on the
bandwagon again for the second
time in his coaching career. The
first time Werner roared out a
challenge to. opposing cross-coun
try teams, he sprung Penn State's
frail-looking Bill Smith into the
limelight as the nation's leading
This time it's another Bill . . .
Going out on a limb and predict
ing an IC-4A champion is like pull
ing a tooth to cagey Chick Werner,
but Werner -is taking no chances.
He knows what he's talking about.
Eppright, ineligible for freshman
cross-country because he spent a
semester last year at Penn, has
flashed to a national 1000-yard in
in Madison Square Garden in 1938,
held the All-Philadelphia records
for the mile, half-mile, and quar
ter-mile, mid Penn's yearling har
riers in every meet last year.
"Bill is one of the finest runners
that I've ever watched in action,"
Werner said, "and right now I
have that much faith in him that
I'm predicting he'll take next
year's IC-4A harrier crown."
'Showing the same stamina and
running form that Captain Bill
Smith exhibited as a freshman,
Eppright has been practicing daily
with the yearling group and,
through his competitive spirit, has
bolstered the freshman team mor
ale, according to Werner.
"Just as Captain Bill Smith
served notice on the cross-country
world that he intended to capture
the nation's No: 1 harrier spot, so
will Eppright become another 'My
sterious Bill' to the metropolitan
papers. Only this time the name
will be Eppright," Werner con
Frosh Lineup Unchanged
For Game Tomorrow
The • same frosh lineup that
started against Bucknell will take
the field at the opening whistle of
the Colgate game on New Beaver
Field tomorrow, Coach Marty Mc-
Andrews said last night:
Bob Wallace will again start at
right end in place of Bucky Walt
ers who is still on the injured list.
Walters' shoulder is better, how
ever, and McAndrews said that he
will undoubtedly see some action.
The Colgate yearlings will come
here almost an unknoWn quantity.
The only indication of their
strength is a 7-6 victory over Cor
nell last week.
Bisons Point for Upset of
Tomorrow for First Buckne
Bucknell's Bisons will be trying
for their first soccer victory over
the Lions when they come here
tomorrow to attempt what many
other teams have tried during the
past seven years but failed, name
ly, the upset of the undefeated
Last year when the two teams
met, the Lions were held to a
scoreless tie until the third period
when Gus Bigott managed to slip
two into the net to edge the op
ponents, 2-0. •
Four veterans are • 'among the
20 candidates vieing for positions
on this year's Bucknell team,
which will compete this season
for the first time as a member of
the Intercollegiate Soccer Football
Lion Cub Rooters
Meet Syracuse Tomorrow
Preparing for its first threats of
invasion by the Syracuse fresh
men, the Nittany cub soccer squad
is anxiously expecting the Orange
men for an exciting and thrilling
encounter as it begins its schedule
on Saturday afternoon.
Boasting of a well-balanced line
and more experienced than that of
previous years, the State footmen,
with Charles Orlath, Len Framm
and Bill Pritchard in the starting
lineup, show indications of a fair
ly looking ball club this season
and are already bolstering hopes
of a successful season.
146 South Allen St., Diagonally Across from Post Office
I Win From Nillanymen
Association of America.
In addition to losing his varsity
halfbacks by graduation last year.
Coach Merle Edwards had to find
capable replacements at inside
right and right wing.
Results in past years
Kappa Sigs Beat Phi Psis;
Enter IM Quarter-Finals
Kappa Sigma entered the quar
ter-final rounds of the intramural
football competition by downing
Phi Kappa Psi, 12-0, last night.
Montz starred for the Kappa
Sigs with his accurate passing.
The Kappa Sigs will meet Delta
Chi in the quarter-finals.
Other intramural results were
To Represent The CoIleg(
Prof. Carroll D. C h‘a mplin
School of Education, will represen
the College •tomorrow at the inaug
uration of Dr. Felix Morely a.
president of Halierford College.
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