The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, April 01, 1887, Image 1
*y~ ■ THE FREE LANCE. VoL. X. THE FREE LANCE. Published monthly (luring Ilia oollogo ycnrby tlio Students of Tlio Poniisylvniilu Stato Collogo, STAFF. KDITOR) WILLIAM P. FISHER, JR., ’B7. \ , ' ASSOCIATE EDITORS I WUIL'F .'WHITE, 'B7. GRIFFITH J. TIIOMAS, ’BB. GEORGE sI'JpX>BS®NING, *BB. W. B. N. HAWK, ’B3. CURTIN G. GEORGE R. MEEK, ’03.- jXIuSS C. MOCK, ’O3. business Manager i JOHN F. L. MORRIS, ’SO. Ass’t. Business Manager: 11. WALTON MITCIIEEE, ’OO. Terms—Olio College Year Single Copies I’AYAIII.E IN ADVANCE. Coiitrlhiitions of matter and other Information aro re quested from all members and ox-members of the College. Idtornry matter should bo addrossed to tlio Editor. Snbsorlptions, and other business communications, should be addressed to tlio Business Munngcr. THIS issue is delayed beyond the time set for its appearing, owing to in convenience in procuring the services of a publisher. Hereafter the publication will be issued near the middle of each month. IF there be anything in the history of this institution that admits of re proach, it is the lamentable fact that the students, notwithstanding their credita ble rank,in so many other respects, have never exhibited sufficient enterprise to publish a journal. We shall offer no apology for unintentional conservatism. The case illustrates the force, the inertia of precedent—a thing particiilarly no ticeable in groups of isolated society. STATE COLLEGE, PA., APRIL, 1887. ..$l.OO. .. .15. Some of our students of journalistic proclivities have more than once agitat ed the question of printing a monthly, but, being loath to disturb the easy mo notony of daily study, were content with the notion to push the project at “some future time.” It was not until the two literary societies by a joint committee proposed a definite plan that substantial steps were taken, . followed by the elec tion of an editorial staff from the college classes, and now it devolves upon this body “To give to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.” With this our first issue we are not altogether free from embarrassment lest we be found wanting in the proper dis charge of the duties assigned us. Nev ertheless, it shall be our aim to sedu lously represent to our readers the status of our College, an institution which enjoys, against a sometimes fault ed past,, a prosperous present and the assurance of a most successful future. To our Contemporaries we say we are glad to join the ranks. We say ranks, because Student Journalism is surely a fixture of the American univer sity. From the portals of our institu tions step editors, as well as lawyers, physicians and technicists, prepared to face the competing world. If the grad uated student be not a compendium of both principles and practice it is no fault 'OM t-'M No. i.