The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, December 20, 1940, Image 7

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    FRIDAY; DECEMBER 20, 1940
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What we hope they get in their
Christmas 'stockings and as their
New Year cheer--Charlie Speidel
—four heavyweight wrestlers, all
over 220, one in each college
class Leo Houck—a couple of
Eastern. and National bo xi n g
champs . . John La w the r—
sharpshooting accuracy 'froin his
cage proteges like he got against
SuSquehanna when the Lions
tackle Pitt, Georgetown, NYU,
and some of those - laugher nuts
later on in the season' . . . Gene
Wettstone—his best season, plus
:another sizzling All-College Cir
cus . . . Art Davis—an electric re
frigerator, so he can make enough
ice 'cubes for his hockey team to
practice on . . . Max 'Dercum—a
box car of corn flakes, they uselt
in, movies for snow, why not. here
. Gene Bischoff—a nice new in
tramural setup which would re
place the•presentwornout one ..
Bob Higgins—the twin brothers of
Tom Vargo, Frank Platt, Wade
Mori, Leon Gajecki, Carl Stravin
ski; Lloyd Parsons, Johnny Pat-1
rick, - Chuck Peters, and Craig'
White . . . Joe Bedenk—a baseball
campaign as successful as last
year's . . . Chick Werner—two
long distance runners, two middle
distance men, and "a half dozen
reprints of Will (The Wabbit)
Smith . . . Billy Jeffrey—an add
ing machine to keep track of his
consecutive unbeaten rec o r d
streak - . . .
Leon Gajecki—a great after
noon against the Western all-stars
on New Year's Day . . . Ridge Ri
ley—a chance to send out a story
sometime that announces Penn
State in. a "bowl" game . . . First
assistant managers of all sports—
a touch of conscience when it
comes around to electing their
successors . . . Bob Rutherford—a
nice warm spring for his golfers
. . . Nick Thiel—a couple of ter
rific replacements on his lacross
team for George Ritter and Bart
~ . . Ted Roethke—lotions
of "love" for his tennis squad . • - I
Harry Krutter—several up-and
coming young blades for his fenc
ing squad . . . and to this writer
—a good trade for that palm
- beach suit, purchased November
22 in hopes of a trip to Florida or
Success Of Gym Team
Depends On Sophomores
Sophomore gymnasts will com
pose the greater part. of Coach
Gene Wettstone's squad when
Penn State meets Navy at home
in the first gym meet of the season
on Saturday, February 1.
Expecting to produce the best
.Nittany gym team in several
years, Coach 'Wettstone will enter
Roman Pieo all events ex
cept tumbling. Although this ac
tion may affect Pieo's work on
the rope, it will contribute to a
well balanced squad.
The following men will work
the indicated apparatus this sea
Home For Vacation—
Gas, Oil, Refreshments
Bargain Sport Cards In Store
For Fans Alter Chri
Nine Events Slated
For February
Bargain days will be here
again for Nittany sport's fans af
ter Christmas when the winter
athletic season swings into full
stride and multiple-event sports
cards abound.
' Undoubtedly the biggest.,day of
all will -be February 22 when no
feWer than nine sports events are
scheduled on the campus. -Activ
ities start at 2 p. m. when swim
ming against Rutgers—Coach Bob
Galbraith's Alma Mater—is set
for the Glennland Pool and the
gym team meets Minnesota in Rec
The program_ closes with a
wrestling-boxing double - header
against Cornell and Army, re
spectively, that night. In the
meantime, varsity fencing and
four frosh -sports, basketball, gym,
wrestling and swimming, will all
be going strong.
Another busy afternoon and
evening rolls around on March 1
when the boxers fight Wisconsin
at 3:30, the matmen engage Army
at -7, and the cagers meet Pitt in
the grand finale at o'clock.
On February 27 Coaches ,Tohn
Lawther and Charlie Spiedel col
laborate in presenting another
twin_ bill—basketball versus Muh
lenberg and wrestling against
Michigan. Basketball and boxing
come together only once on the
same night, February 5. West Vir
ginia provides the opposition for
the cagers and Syracuse for the
fighters. As an added attraction
the yearling boxers battle the Or
a'nge that 'afternoon.
Five events are on the slate for
the following Saturday, February
8, as the wrestlers meet their
arch foe, Lehigh; , the watermen
swim Temple; the fencers test
Navy's Middies; the .frosh cagers
take on Wyoming Seminary; and
the first-year matmen scrap with
Lehigh's neophyte Engineers.
Three other double bills
also on the list. 'On January 10
the wrestlers and the swimmers
face Maryland and Carnegie Tech.
respectively. The gyninasts meet
Chicago and the swimmers en
gage Pitt on February 15. Four
days later Captain John Barr
leads the cagers against George
town immediately after the frosh
courtment play host to the Buck
nell yearlings.
Rings=Soloman P. Small, Jack
Krouse, Roman Pieo.
Horizontal Bar—Louis J. Bor
do, Edmund P. Trybala, .. Roman.
Parallel Bars—Soloman Small,
John Teti, Louis Bordo, Roman
Side Horse—Soloman Small,
John Teti, Roman Piet):
Rope—Arthur S. Hand, Roman
Pie - 6, Charles E. Senft, Ben Stahl.
Tumbling—William S. Loeber,
Warren R. Reck, Edward Trybala,
Louis Bordo.
With the exception" of Pieo,
Stahl and Senft all- are sopho
mores. -
The freshman squad will begin
competition on January 17 in the
interclass meet.
On Your -Way
May We Suggest-
stmas Hol
Welker '4O Selected
Outstanding forester
Joseph Welker '4O was last
year's winner ,of the Senior
plaque given each year by Xi
Sigma Pi, national forestry hon
orary, to the outstanding stu
dent in the graduating forestry
class, it was announced at a re
cent meeting of the fraternity.
Plans for the selection and in
itiation of new members to be
pledged this semester were also
discussed at the meeting.
Substitutes Weak,
Lawther Says
Pessimistic about the chances
or his cage team in three tough
battles immediately after the
Christmas vacation, _ Coach John
Lawther last night bemoaned the
play of his reserve courtmen in
the Susquehanna game^.
"We can't win ball games with
a first team and nothing else," he
said. "I think we'll be mighty
lucky if we defeat NYU, Pitt and
Lawther said that his four best
substitutes in order are Bob
Crowell, Bob Ramin, . John Egli
and Johnny Silan. Crowell, a
senior and a veteran member of
the squad, looked particularly im
pressive on recoveries after his
teammates missed shots. Crowell
recovered four times and convert
ed three of- the chances into
The team will return to the
campus on December 30 and gain
an ektra week of practice before
swinging into a 16 game cam
paign which will make or break
the 1940-41 Nittany court season.
The 10 cagers invited back for
this vacation-time practice are
Captain Johnny Barr, Scotty Mof
fatt, Herky _ Baltimore, Elmer
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"A Century of Bernice For Travelers '
Speidel Predicts
Tough Schedule
"The bigger they come, the
harder they fall," Coach Charlie
Speidel says about this year's mat
rivals, who form one of the hard
est wrestling cards that the Penn
State wrestlers have ever faced.
With only Maryland, who tra
vels here January 11, termed as
an underdog for the Nittany
wrestlers, the Lions will match
half-nelsons and scissors holds
with the toughest teams in - the
Speidel's matmen will
. Invade
the Syracuse stronghold on Jan
uary 18, the Orangemen indicat
ing that they are going to be one
of the most feared grappler
squads in collegiate ranks.
After a two-weeks break for
final semester exams, the matmen
meet three dangerous foes in
three days, when they encounter
Princeton away, Lehigh here, and
Navy -away, on February 4,8, and
15. Lehigh and Princeton snatch
ed first and second places in the
Eastern Intercollegiate champion
ships last year.
Three straight home matches
with Cornell, Michigan, and Army
on February 22, 27, and March 1,
will complete the dual meet sche
dule. Michigan defeated the Lion
grapplers, 16-14, last year when
Heavyweight George Elliott, who
was leading Michigan's Forrest
Jordan, fractured his ankle.
To round out the schedule,
which promises to furnish plenty
of grappling action, the Nittany
Lions will compete in the East
ern Intercollegiates at Columbia,
March 7-8, and at the national
championships at Lehigh, March
Gross, Dick Grimes, John Linde,
Crowell, Egli and Silan. These 10
—or at least part of them—will
undoubtedly make up the travel
ing squad when the courtmen
take to the road for nine games
away from home between now
and March 5.
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Merry Christmas--
And A Free 'Plane Ride
How would you like to get an
airplane ride halfway across the
continent for a Christmas present?
Five chemical engineering sen
iors were awarded the trip, all ex
penses paid, by a Si. Paul, Minn.,
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The quintet, Charles K. Etner.
Vincent N. Hurd, Jack W. Strong.
Woerne, left yesterday from
Woernie, left • yesterday from
Pittsburgh for St. Paul traveling
by airliner, to be interviewed con
cerning employment after. gradua
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