The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, December 05, 1940, Image 6

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Nittany Cagers Will Open Against W & J Saturci3y
Game Scheduled
8 P.M. In Rec Hall
The varsity cagers will open the
winter sports curtain fa - Lion
fans Saturday when they meet
W&J in the grand finale of the an
nual basketball clinic sponsored
by the College.
The game will be in Rec Hall
and will start at 8 p. m. instead of
7 p. in. as stated in the Faculty
The Presidents \via bring to the
court almost the same bunch of
players who, squelched State, 35-
26, in. the feature contest of last
year's basketball school. Like the
Lions,, the Washington and Jeffer
son outfit will be playing its first
game of the season.
The Lawther-coached team's
starting lineup seemed pretty well
set last night except for one for
ward, position where either vet
eran Scotty Moffatt or sophomore
Johnny Silan may get . the nod.
Practice teaching kept Moffatt
from joining the squad until the
middle of November and conse
quently he is handicapped by lack
of practice.
The four courahen who seem
sure of starting positions are Cap
tain. Johnnie Barr, junior letter
men Dick Grimes and Elmer
Gross, and sophomore Herk Bal
timore. •
The - varsity game, as well as
three other demonstration contests
scheduled during the day, will be
analyzed over a public address
system by a group of coaches as
the game progresses.
In one of the other games court
fans will have an opportunity to
get a preview of the American Un
iversity' team• which plays State in
Washington, D. C. on January 30.
The Eagles battle Bloomsburg
State Teachers College in a half
court scrimmage which starts at
11 a. m.
The Lion JayVee. team will
meet Lock Haven State Teachers
College at 6:30 p. m. as a prelimi
nary to the varsity encounter. In
the afternoon Allentown opposes
Bradford in a high school game
starting at 2:45 o'clock.
The basketball clinic is the
fourth annual sports event of its
kind sponsored by the College.
More than 1,000. persons are ex
pected to witness the demonstra
tion games and hear talks by
prominent basketball coaches and
Included among the visiting ex
perts who will participate in the
clinic sessions are Malcolm Mus
ser, coach at BuckMell; Gerald
Newton, coach at Elwood City
High School; George Beech, Jr.,
president of the Mountain District
Basketball Officials Association;
and Dr. J. Wynn Fredericks, chief
of the Pennsylvania Department
- of Health and Physical Education.
There is no registration charge
for the clinic nor admission fee for
any of the demonstration games.
Intramural Boxers Open Season
As 31 Enter Ring At 4 p.m. Today
The first rounds .of intramural
boxing will get underway in Rec
Hall today at 4 p. m. as 31 con
testants take to the ring to dem
onstrate their fistic abilities.
A public address system is be
ing installed for the benefit of
the spectators who are requested
to sit in the balcony rather than.
on the ground floor.
Entries for the Independent
League are as follows: 120 pound
class—Bill Stanley meets Tom
McCresney. 127 pound Sam
Harry and Sam Fromm. 135
pound Saul Sorin and Max
Hanna. 145 pound—Arnold Ros
enblatt and John Blotzer.
155 pound—R. Burak and Bob
Edelman, Jim Williams and Ed
Martin. 165 pound—Ben. Snipas
and Ross Manley.
Entries• in. the fraternity league
Starts Fifth Season
Basketball coach John Law
ther, above, will begin his fifth,
season as Nittany coach when
the cOurtmen take the floor
against W. and J. Saturday
night. During his four years
here Lawther's teams have won
54 games and lost 29 for a per
centage of .651.
Captain Gajecki Selected
Center On All-East Team
Leon Gajecki, captain of the
Nittany Lion eleven for the past
gridiron season has been selected
as center for the Eastern Team to
play in the annual East-West foot
ball game, it was learned last
Gajecki received a long distance
telephone call from Andy Kerr
last night with instructions to be
in Chicago by December 18. Kerr
and Berny Bierman are the
coaches of the Eastern Team.
The game will probably be play
ed on the West Coast this year.
peters' 101-yd. Runback
Surpassed By Rowers
Chuck Peters, Penn State's
brilliant tailback, ran two kick
offs back for touchdowns this
past season—one for 101 yards,
another for 96, but Temple's
Jimmy Powers carried off top
honors on Pethisylvania grid
irons for the longest run of the
season by carrying the opening
kickoff against Michigan State
back for 105 yards and. an Owl
Peters' 101-yard return of the
opening kickoff against N. Y.
U. was second longest run in
the State during the 1940 cam
Peters' 96-yard return of the
second-half kickoff against
Lehigh was fourth longest gal
lop of the year.
are: 120 pound—Amy McGill,
SPE, and Milt Scholia, Sigma
Chi, Tom Walsh, Phi Kappa, and
John McCreary, KDR. 135 pound
—Frank Mayberry, Sigma Pia
Sigma, and Mort Blaustein, Gam
ma Sigma Phi.
'Also 135 pound—Leo Ronig
stien, Beta Sigma Rho, and Dave
Mackey, Sigma Nu. 145 pound—
R.. Kurtz, DU, and Ed Nintelnat,
SPE, Bill Simpson, Lambda Chi
Alpha, and Leo Russell, KDR.
155 •pound—Art Flynn, Theta
Kappa Phi, and Iry Jontow, Sigma
Phi Delta, Stu Burns, Phi Gam,
arid Ed McGinley, Theta Kappa
Phi. 165 pound—Paul Blommers,
Lambda Chi Alpha, and Bill Lit
enski, AGR, Carl Maier, Lambda
Chi Alpha, and. Carl Zeigler, Sig
ma Nu.
Speidel To Lead .
Wrestling (link
A wrestling clinic conducted by
the College under the supervision
of Coach Charles Speidel will be
attended by high school' wrestling
coaches, officials, and members of
teams throughout eastern Penn
sylvania, at Forty Fort high
school, Saturday.
Enthusiastically received at
similar clinics in ' other towns,
Coach Speidel will take his var
sity grapplers with him to super-:
vise the high school team mem
bers during a special wrestling
activity period from 10 to 11:45
a. m.
While the schooz zoy wrestlers
are going through their practice
session, coaches, officials, fans and
others -will join in a general
meeting covering such •topics as
rules, interpretations, wrestling
in the news, and community ac
tivities. •
Among those who will speak at
the clinic will be H. Ridge Riley,
director of sports publicity here
at the College. Following the
showing of movies of the Nation
al Intercollegiate wrestling finals,
Coach Speidel will put on a spe
cial demonstration session for the
Krouse Rated Ind
In Pass Receiving ,
Len Krouse's breathtaking pass
snatching all season gained him
runner-up honors among the na
tion's pass receivers,. figures re
leased Tuesday by the American
Football Statistical• Bureau re
In the eight games, the Lion
wingback caught 25 passes for a
gain of 420. yards or an average of
16.8 yards per pass.
,Bryant of Virginia University
snagged 30 forwards in nine games
to lead in that department but
only netted a gain of 222 yards or
7.4 per pass. Only Vosberg, Mar
quette, surpassed Krouse in yard
age gained and average per• try,
with 19 passes good far a net of
465 yards . or 24.47 per try.
Other figures find the Nittany
men high in. most of the other de
partments. A summary of the Blue
and White gridiron achievements
1. Penn State place d 14th
among the nation's teams in total
offense. Not one Lion opponent
was ahead of the Nittany machine.
2. Penn State ranked sixth in
total defense. Navy, Santa Clara,
Boston College, ;Mississippi State
and San Jose State were rated
ahead of the Nittany Lions.
3. Len Krouse, reserve half
back, tied Navy's Busick in total
yards gained rushing and pass
ing for 21st place.
4. Penn State ranked 10th in
rushing offense, and 11th -in de
fense against rushing.
5. Bill Smaltz, Nittany Lion
fullback, finished sixth in the na
tion among the individual leaders
in forward passing offense. Smaltz
attempted 70 passes, completed 36,
had only seven intercepted, .gained
413 yards for' State through the
air for an average gain of 5.90
yards per pass:"
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Lion Ali-American
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Captain "Gates" Gajecki has
won a place for himself in Penn
State's hall of fame by grabbing
the center spot on NEA's All-
American team. He was also on
Hearst's second All-American
6afecki And Co.
Make AR-Teams
What . with the All-American,
all-state, all-opponent and bowl
fever enjoying its usual post-sea
son popularity throughout the na
tion, the Nittany Lion football
team •paced by Captain Leon Ga
jecki is winning more than its
share of mention.
The ° brilliant pivot man, who
has, already won a niche. in the
State football hall of fame by
clinching the center post on the
-NEA AR-American team, garner
ed additional honors list week by
being placed on- the Hearst second
All-American_ eleven and on the
Associated •Press All-Pennsylvan
ia team for the second straight
year. Lion followers are anxi
ously , awaiting, the announce
ments of the A.P., U.P., Colliers
and Liberty selections to see how
Gajecki fares.
Johnny' Patrick, rugged block
ing back and signal caller, was, al
so named on the All-state eleven
to give the Lions two representa
tives. In addition, Tom Vargo was
picked as one of the second team
ends, Chuck Peters gained a spot
on the third eleven and no' less
than five other Nittanymen re
ceived honorable mention. They
were Frank Platt, Wade Mori,
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friends. You'll also-find that the prices of -
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Mike Garbinski, - .Pepper:Petrella,
thib. Len Krouse. GirTsirrski' also
won an unusual honor by gaining
a spot on the 1940 'All:-AKeri
can" Polish team.
All possible chances for a bowl
bid disappeared yesterday morn=
ing with the announcement- that
Georgetown University_. ha_d_
cepted the invitation to:Oak - 411s:
sissippi State in the Orange 'Bawl
on New Year's Day. The only bid
received by Penn State for. a. post
seasori game was a strong ' . feeler
from Sun Bowl officials but: Lion
authorities turned it down - because
of the travelling distance involved
and the bad weather which -would
hamper practice.
Eugene H. Lederer
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