The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, November 07, 1940, Image 3

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The Lions
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A Matter Of Rank
Once a week, it's a good thing to
take out your imagination and give
it a little walk, just to keep it in
good shape and running order. To
day, I take my perambulating
Perusal of the Penn State football
team's position among the unde
feated elevens in the East.
Most recent polls and rating
systems are shoving the Lions up
week iby week, until only three or
four teams in the East are now on
a par or above the Nittany crew;
these are Cornell, Boston College,
Georgetown, Penn, and Lafayette.
Eliminating Cornell and Penn,
the former because we really don't
think the State lads are superior
to the Big Red, and Penn, because
the Quakers have already been
trounced, there remains only
Georgetown, Boston College, and
Lafayette to vie for Eastern hon
ors with the Lions.
Two of them, Frank Leahy's
Bostonites, .and the Hoyas, are
weekly given higher Mention than
the Higginsmen ... ours to wonder
The only comparative game
score is against Temple which all
three, the Hoyas, Boston C. and
State, have taken. The Lions won
easiest, by three - touchdowns.
Georgetown beat the-• Owls by two
tallies, and• Boston College won
33-20. But, everyone will tell you
that comparative scores don't mean
a darn thing. ,
So then, we thought maybe it
was the schedules which George
town and Boston College tackled
that gave them higher ranking
than the Lions.
We fOund that Georgetown has
made its history this fall by smash
ing in succession Roanoke, Temple,
Waynesburg, V.P.1., NYU, and Sy
racuse. Any more a major slate
than Penn State's?
Boston College got its backing
bedause Centre, Tulane, Temple,
Idaho, St. Anselm, and Manhattan
couldn't stop them. Outside of Tu . -
lane and Temple, name another
football eleven on that lineup.
In case you've forgotten, the
Lions have trounced Bucknell,
West Virginia, Lehigh, Temple,
and South Carolina. We still say
that slate is as tough,. or more so,
than the ones which have . gained
Georgetown and Boston College
the Eastern laurels. But of course,
we're just imagining, it couldn't
be, true:
Ke!ly Selected
The honor of wearing the lion
skin at football games for the re
mainder of this- season and next
year . has been awarded to Tom
Kelly, Beta Theta Pi, it was an
nounced last night.
Shirts and Collars
Should Be Laundered Now For
$l5 First Prize and Five Consolation Prizes
The name must consist of 3 words.
First word of the name must be Charles.
In case of ties the answer postmarked the earliest is the
4. There is no limit to the number of entries.
Answers Must Be Postmarked Not Later Than Friday. Midnight,
Nov. 8. Reply to Charles Petnick, 109 S. Allen St.
Balfour Jewelry Office Continues To Be Open for Business In This 'Location
Syracuse Offers Serious Threat
Bill Jeffrey's Experience
Accounts For Success
Of Nittany Soccer Team
If the Lion' booters win their
next three games they will wind
up their season undefeated and
will have achieved the almost un
believable record of having gone
through eight successive years
without losing a game. They have
played a total of 58 contests, meet
ing some of the foremost soccer
elevens in the country.
These who do follow the team
know that the real reason for the
amazing success of the soccer
Lions is Bill Jeffrey and his sys
tem of coaching.
"Genial" Bill was born at Edin
burgh, Scotland, in 1890. At 14,
Bill led his grammar school team
to the city championship. For six
years after his schooling, he work
ed as an apprentice at a famous
firm of marine engine builders,
playing soccer on the company
A knee injury in 1912 forced
him to quit the game and Bill
came . to the United States "to for
get about soccer." He settled in
Altonna, a toolmaker in a railroad
Unable to overcome his love for
the sport, he organized a shop
team, handling the coaching and
managerial duties himself. In
1929 Hugo Bezdek called him to
State to assume the duties of head
soccer coach. The rest is legend.
,Junior Varsity Gridders
Aim For Victory Over Pitt
Blocking practice and dummy
scrimmage composed most of yes
terday's workout for Danny De-
Marino's Jayvee gridders as they
prepared for Saturday's game with
Although four players were in-.
jured in the Navy game last week,
they should be ready for action by
Saturday. Sam Gaels, Jim Hall,
and Sam Kopach, all out with
shoulder injuries, are back with
the squad.
"Danny's Demons" will be han
dicapped by the' loss of Galen
Baily, Dave Shrom, and Len
Gramly who were drafted for
service with the varsity squad for
use against Syracuse this week.
The fact that the Pitt game is
their last for this year and will be,
played • on home ground should
help the junior varsity Lions no
little. After losing to Cornell and
Navy in very close battles, the
team will be on the rebound
against Pitt.
A victory over the Panthers,
who downed Navy 7 : 6, would even
up the season for the Demons. A
tougher, six game schedule looms
on the horizon for rext year.
Miqr . o: 4 MigMMai ' Mr•Nli
Orange Hard To Beat
In Archbold Stadium
Ordinarily a college football
team has one or two crucial games
a season, but the Nittany Lions
approach each game this year with
their undefeated and untied re
cord at stake. With each oppon
ent primed to shoot the works,
State faces a crisis every Saturday
and the approaching game with
Syracuse is no exception.
When the Lion gridders invade
the Orangemen's lair in quest of
their sixth straight victory, they
will be meeting a team that has
always been a tough nut for them
to crack in Syracuse. State has
defeated the Orange only twice in
Archbold Stadium in the 18 games
played between the two elevens
since 1922.
Though defeated three times
during its current campaign, Syr
acuse has met some of the top
notch teams in the country. Blow
ing hot and cold on alternate Sat
urdays, Ossie Solems' charges have
dropped decisions to Cornell,
Northwestern, an d Georgetown
while garnering wins over Clark
son, New York .University and Co
lumbia. If they hold true to form,
they should be hot for the State
The Lions will complete their
home preparation this afternoon
and leave for Syracuse tomorrow
morning. A big send-off is being
planned for the team by campus
The bitter cold weather handi
capped the squad yesterday as
Coach Bob Higgins dispensed with
contact work for the third straight
day. Higgins dressed the third
stringers in orange jerseys with
numbers corresponding to Syra
cuse key men and put the varsity
on defense. Patricular stress was
laid once more on protection
against the opponent's aerial at
Billy Smith Nears End Of
Brilliant Running Career
For four years, between halves
of football games, New Beaver
Field spectators saw a small, thin
runner, looking like a high school
youngster, suddenly appear on the
track, methodically circle the field,
then breast the tape before the
next cross-country opponent came
into sight.
Nov, Captain Bill Smith's last
harrier race on Penn State sod is
run. But in the memory of Penn
State's students, Bill Smith will
never stop running; for in their
minds, the little Nittany captain
is already a tradition.
As the cheers rolling out across
the gridiron made his knees lift
higher and carried him down the
stretch to the tape after his five
' mile grind, it increased Smith's
quiet, steady determination to win
for Penn State.
After the scores of many foot
ball games fade into a dim past
and the thrilling runs of a gridiron
hero have been forgotten, a picture
of a lone runner, appearing from
_nowhere as• a "Here comes Billy
Smith" shout rends the air, will be
I remembered.
Lion Rill-and-Daiers Drill
For Pitt's Steep Course
In a special practice session yes
terda3 at the Centre County
Country Club, where the knolls
are shorter and steeper, Coach
Chick Werner's harriers ra n
through one of their toughest
workouts this year.
Since Schenley Park at Pitts
burgh is pne of the hardest courses
in the nation because of its sharp
grades, Werner sent his runners
through a rigid drill for the Pitt
cross-country dual rneet Saturday.
Archy Hyson, Chet Snyder, Pop
Thiel, and Captain Bill Smith
looked in excellent shape in yes
terday's hard run.
Al Bourgerie will not make the
Pitt trip because Werner is plan
ning to use him in the IC-4A's
which take place November 17.
Yearling Eleven Gets
First Scrimmage Drill
In Preparation For Army
The yearling eleven went
through its first scrimmage of the
week yesterday—a short, light
intra-squad workout between the
first two teams and the third outfit.
"We're going tcr take things as
easy as possible." Coach Marty
McAndrews said, explaining why
the team was undergoing no heavy
drills. "Injuries have already put
us in pretty bad shape and I want
to have the boys in good condition
for Army next Wednesday."
The frosh will scrimmage again
today and will probably do con
tact work tomorrow, leaving Sat
urday and Monday for the taper
ing -off process.
The battle with the Army plebes
will be the last on the five-game
freshman schedule. To date the
yearlings have scuttled. Bucknell
by a 12-0 count, been trounced in
turn 20-12, by Syracuse, deadlock
ed Colgate 7-7, and outscored Cor
nell, 12-7.
Lions Rank sth in
East, 16th In Nation
Penn State's football team was
ranked 16th nationally and fifth in
the East in the fifth of the weekly
Associated Press ranking polls in
which 178 football experts
throughout the country partici
In retaining their place as one
of the 11 undefeated teams in the
nation. the Lions are ranked be
hind Cornell, Boston College,
Georgetown and Pennsylvania.
Leading the country's football
teams is Cornell, followed by
Minnesota, Michigan, Texas A &
M, Tennessee, Stanford, Notre
Dame, Boston College, George
town, Northwestern, Washington,
Nebraska, Duke, Southern Metho
dist. Penn, and Penn State.
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Waits Hall Commences
Grid Postcard Campaign
"Watch Penn State's football
team, with Gajecki, Mori, Petrella.
and Vargo at the helm!"
These words were written on
postcard and sent to Grantlanc
Rice, sports writer, yesterday
Watts Hall as the first postcarc
campaign got under way to. give
impetus to Penn State's footbal
team in the national rankings.
"Taking the Daily Collegian': -
advice, Watts Hall has decided t(.
send a postcard to Rice each da:v
until the end of the football sea•
son, telling him about our team,"
Paul Moyer '4l; president of the
hall, said.
"We hope that other organiza
tions on campus will help in thi:
campaign by sending postcards to
other sports writers," Moyer con
Yale University has awarded
one-year fellowships for street
traffic research to 19 men out
standing for work in traffic safety.
Morningstar Bread is fine
for every purpose. It makes
sandwiches • that are pleasing
in taste and at the same time
nourishing. And if you want
crisp toast that fairly melts in
your mouth this is the loaf for
Morning Star, Tru-Wheat
Purity Bread and Trophy
Winner Cake.
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