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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1940
Lion Basketboallers Crush Susquehanna Quintet, 55 -18
WITH DICK PETERS
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The intramural boxing bombings
are over for another year, but
those in charge of-next year's fisti
cuff tourney might keep in mind
one thing . . . It was evidenced in
the still resounding decision of the
Max Peters-Iry Jontow scrap
Tuesday night . . . It might be 'pos
sible, and a good idea too, if more
capable judges could be used in
deciding the outcome of the finals
. . With all due respect to the
ROTC department officers and all
- track coaches this writer sees
no reason why the judging couldn't
be done by someone notably versed
in ring-lote . . . To - the kids fight
ing for the IM championships, it's
a pretty- important matter, and
they should be-given every possi
ble chance to win . . . This doesn't
mean that the - Peters-Jontow de
cision was the only questionable
one during the tournament, but
only proved the point by its un
Two healthy: -- rumors drifted
West these last few days from out
,New York way-.. - ... First that if
Billy Soose takes the count of Tami
Mauriella -in their January 3 bout,
the former •Penn State ringman
will get a real-honest-to-goodness
shot at the middleweight crown
now physically (or otherwise) held
by Ken Overlin . . . Rumor No. 2
has to do with Gates Gajecki, re
,grid captain . . . At
the football banquet last Thursday
. stated that he had
received some "very good news"
per telegrain about the Nittany
pivot star,, but couldn't publicly
announce it . . . By mathematical
deduction,, would it be too far
fetched to hope that the State star
might be the center choice on the
All-American Board's team which
is due to- hit newsstands within
the next . .week or so?
Remenibtr Nestor Kociubinsky,
frosh boXing coach last year and
ex-Lion ring satellite . . . "Koch"
has recently taken over duties as
boxing instructor at the Broad
wood A. `C. in New York . Who
ever clinches the 175-pound
wrestling post on Charlie Speidel's
team which meets the University
of Maryland grapplers on January
11, is in for a big night . . . Filling
that slog for the Terps will be a
Pennsylvania-- boy, Paul• McNeil,
who has. won 33 consecutive mat
decisions,. without a loss!
Penn Stale CM) Banquet
To Feature Bill Jeffrey
Bill Jeffrey, Coach of the Penn
State undefeated soccer team, will
be the guest speaker at the annual
Penn State Club banquet, in the
Sandwich Shop at 6 p.m. tonight.
Andrew P. Szekely '43, pianist,
and Leon Rabinowitz '43, comed
ian, wily be the f:Wured enter
tainers. Al A. Zimmer '43, will
lead group singing of Christmas
Notre Dame now has a flying
field near its stadium.
PIKE; 51 1J N
Boalsburg Auto Bus Line
In order to be guaranteed transportation Dee. 20-21st,.
'reserVitions_mUst be made before 8:00 P. M., Dec. 19th
at STATE COIIEGE HOTEL. Buses leave Friday,
'2oth at 11:40 A. M., 3:15 P. M. and a Special This at 7:00
P. M. 21st, buses .leave 11:20 A. M., 12:30,
Direct Connections Made With East Bound
:Train's. Special Reduced Rates by Bus and Rail.
1 Frosh Make Interclass
Team In Wrestling Trials
Freshman wrestling trials
were held yesterday afternoon at
Rec Hall in the 128, 155, and 175
pound classes with two grap
plers, Joe Steele and Ed Roberts,
winning in the finals. The win
ners in each class will make up
the frosh team for the inter-class
128-pound class: Sam Harry
deci2ioned Norman Sudnick.
. 155-pound class: Mike Grai
nak decisioned Bill Emmons.
175-pound class: _Edward Ro
berts pinned Bill Procter.
128-pound class: Joe Steele
decisioned Sam Harry.
175-pound class: Edward Ro
berts decisioned Larry Rubright.
Needed By Speidel
With only one full week of in
tensive practice left before the
Nittany Lion grapplers tangle with
Maryland, January 11, Coach
Charlie Speidel. still has a team of
unknown strength as it rapidly
nears the time when the referee
With Captain Frankie Gleason,
Joe Scalzo, and Chuck Rohrer as
his only varsity men returning,
Speidel must rely upon his re
serves and sophomores, who have
shown excellent form during prac
Although 136-pound Gleason
and Rohrer, 165-pound grappler,
with Scalzo alternating at 145 or
155 pounds, have their posts well
in hand, there will be an open
fight for the other positions.
Charlie Ridenour and Bill Stan
ley, two sophomores, appear to
dominate the 121 and 128-pound
competition, while Tim Welch,
Walt Polak, Bob Cressman, Irwin
Curry, all sophomores, and Bill
Vanderline, junior, offer a chal
lenge to 'Captain Gleason.
John Henry and Frank • Horpel
lead the varsity competition for
the 145-pound spot, with sopho
mores Allen Crabtree, Len Git
schier, Clarence McCall, and Jim
Metzler fighting for recognition.
In case Speidel decides to switch
the dependable Scalzo to the 155-
pound, position, the varsity grap
pler will have tough going against
Glenn Alexander, Tom Tate, and
Curt Eves, who were reserves last
Ben Snipas, Jim Bachman,
Ralph _Sayre, and George Camp
bell may dethrone Chuck Rohrer
as the 165-pound varsity regular,
but the 175-pound weight will be
wide open between Joe Vallo, Skip
Scott, Paul Richards, and Bob
Bill Bachman, brother of the
former Captain Don Bachman '3B,
may wrestle either in the unlimit
ed class or a lower weight. John
McHugh, Jack Kearns, and Jim
Hale will compete in the unlimited
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
Play Most Of Game
In what can hardly be called a
fair test of playing ability, the
Nittany cagers played topflight ball
to sweep to a ridiculously easy
55-18 victory over Susquehanna
in .Rec Hall last night. ,
The Lion first team made a mis
take in even coming to the game
and saw action for only 10 min
utes. The second five entered the
exhibition midway in the first half
when the score was 16-0 and play
ed until the final gun.
• The high spot of the State per
formance was shooting as the
courtmen sank 25 out of 60 shots
for a percentage of .416, their best
of the season in this department.
The floor play—of the first-string,
at least—was nearly faultless as
Coach John Lawther's continuity
plays worked almost to perfection.
Veteran Scotty Moffatt, starting
his first game of the year, opened
the Lion target practice about two
minutes after the start by tallying
from close under the basket on an
assist by Elmer Gross. With that
as a start the Nittany passers scor
ed almost at will until they turned
the ball game over to the reserves.
The subs continued where the
first team left off and by halftime
had upped the , count to 26-5. In
the second half they outscored the
Crusaders, 29-13, to make the final
score of 55-18 the greatest margin
of victory run up in any of the
three Nittany wins to date.
No less than five Lion courtmen
Moffatt, Johnny Silan, Bob
Crowell, John Linde and John
Egli—shared scoring honors wish
eight points apiece. Moffatt got
his share on four field goals with
in the first 10 minutes of play.
Penn State (55) G. F. Pts.
Moffatt, f 4 0 8
Crowell 4 0 8
Baltimore, c 2 0 4
Totals 25 5 55
Susquehanna (18) G. F. Pts
Hea ton, c
McCord 0 0 0
Isaacs 0 0 0
Totals 8 2 18
Referee: Levine, Umpire: Neff
RIDES Wanted and
New York. L—Sat. a.m. C
Ken, 4304. r
Chicago. L—Sat. C-3215. r
Pittsburgh. L Fri. p.m. C
Sunnergren, 2761. r
Philadelphia. L—Sat. after 9 a.
m. C—Williams, 4105. r
Hershey or Harrisburg. L—Sat.
after 10 a.m. C—Curry, 869. r
New Castle or Butler. L—Sat.
after 9 a.m. C—West, 2727. r
Cleveland or Toledo L
Dec. 23 or 24. C—Bennett, 2067. p
TYPEWRITERS—AII makes ex-
pertly repaired. Portable and
office machines for sale or rent.
Dial'2342. Harry F. Mann, 127 W.
Beaver avenue. lyr-CRE-ch
REWARD for return of wallet lost
by Edward F. Joslyn, Cranes-
Pa. College address, Alpha
Chi Rho—Phone 841.
NOTICE—The parties that took
the blankets, bedspreads, and
rugs out of the cottage at the
Autoport on Friday night had bet
ter return them for they were seen
by a roomer in the next cottage
and license number taken.
3tch 12-19 E
Ski Team Chosen
For 'Placid' Meet
Captain Sam Crabtree, Max Pet
ers, Howard Mendenhall, and
Henry Thurston have been select
ed to represent Penn State at Lake
Placid for the twentieth annual
invitation college ski meet, to be
held Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, Coach Max
Dercum's decision was based
mostly on the results of the time
trials held 10 days ago. Practice
has not been held since that time,
due to the bad conditions on the
In the Lake Placid meet, 12 col
leges are expected to compete for
the President Harding Trophy,
symbolic of the team honors. Mid
dlebury won the trophy last year,
with Harvard as runner-up.
Colgate, Cornell, Middlebury,
New Hampshire, Penn State, Prin
ceton, St. Lawrence, Syracuse,
Williams, Yale, and possibly Ham
ilton College will seek honors at
the coming meet.
Harvard has indicated that it
will be unable to participate, and
Dartmouth 'has not been listed as
yet. McGill, St. Patrick's, Queens
University, and Toronto of Canada,
which have lent an international
aspect since the games were in
augurated, are missing from the
list of schools entered.
However, there should be plenty
of fireworks in the Lake Placid
event, because of an even distri
bution of strength among the
schools. Dartmouth, leader in the
ski meet for years, will face some
stiff opposition this time.
Frosh (avers Top
3 2 8
1 0 2
Jayvee Five, 2521
Returning after a 31-25 defeat
at the hands of the Jayvee cagers
last Saturday, the Lion yearlings
overcame the same basketball out
fit by a 25-21 score last night in
the second pre-season game as a
preliminary to the State-Susque
4 0 8
1 1 3
1 0 2
2 0 4
0 0 0
3 2 8
1 2 4
Whitey Van Neda's goal in the
first three seconds of play sparked
the freshmen five to a 14-4 lead as
the half ended. Sid Cohen, fresh
man forward, captured the scor
ing honors with eight points.
3 0 6
1 0 2
2 0 4
1 0 2
0 0 0
The Jayvees returned in the
second half to play a better brand
of ball led by Herb Currie, Wilbur
Van Lenten, and Bob Batchelor.
By the end of the game the fresh
man lead was decreased to four
points. The , yearlings suffered the
greatest loss when their second
team saw action.
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Featuring Rex Rockwell's Orchestra 11,
9-12 - sl.on Plus Canned Goods Vi
V or Equivalent Vi
Sponsored By The Hat Societies tf
3tpd 12-19 E
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Twenty-eight Qualified For
IM Weight-Lifting Finals
Twenty-eight students have
qualified for the in tr a mur a
weight-lifting finals which will bi
held next month.
Those qualified are:
112-118 pound class: Joe Sawicl
'44, Vince Sweigert, Bill Stanley
118-132 pound class: Tom Mc-
Chesney '44, Henry Wenger '44.
Clair Hess '42.
132-148 pound class: Georg(
Cross '44, Jim Brewer, Carl Nit
sche '42, Joe Garbacz '43, Bill Van
clerlin '42, John Griffith '4l, War,
148-165 pound class: Kim Grimm
'42, John Mclntyre '43, Carl Mor
ris '44, Jim Mollenauer '43, Jim
Ziegler '44, Milt Kuhn '43, Larry
165-181 pound class: Larry Cur
tis '42, Bert Taylor '42, Jay Ham
mond '44, Linn Adams '44, Harry
Bland '44, Joe Valla '4l, Jim Bach
181-heavyweight: Dick Marsh
Alfred M. Swill 'l7 Write!
Story In This Week's Post
Alfred M. Swift '27, takes hi:
place among authors in this week':
Saturday Evening Post, where he
writes "I'm Going Home" about.
Pennsylvania mountains and coal
mines around Altoona.
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Nurmi in a distance ,
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Opposite Old Main - State Colleg
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More FUR And Merriment
At The Movies
"Trail of the Vigilantes"
"Mark of Zorro"
At Re( Hall