The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, April 01, 1887, Image 9

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    —The secret, t?T\e in
Tactics is the twenty dollfSfl&rize, but this cannot
account for the in Latin.
—lt is the general-opinion of the students that
if the Faculty would put mQre^/'Gym” 1 apparatus
in the “Gym” there woidd::l3e ir }mt'|^ <l
do„e. ’ .!?.
—A number of our have joined the
“Clover Dining Club” and- 5 have fitted up the
Lodge, at the main entrance to the campus, as
their club rooms.
—R. H. Gibson of ’B9 has left to enter Wash
ington and Jefferson college, at Washington, Pa.
B-o-b will be missed very much, both in his
classes and on the ball field. «
—Mitchell would like to know whether the
horse has an atlas and an axis its tail, so
as to permit it to rotate about the head of the
hungry fly that alights on its back.
—Why are we not permitted to dance ? ~v
Our faint hearts yearns for one more giddy whirl,
On the smoothe polished floors of the “Gym” ;
We long for a dance with lonely girl,
Whom the rules of in.
—Recitation in French vfi (Room
and uncomfortable) Prof, to “Jake” ‘'‘Yoit, may
translate.” Jake (endeavors to translate, but
hesitates several minutes) says, “Professor, It
is too hot, I can’t think.”
—ln losing.E M. Rice, of Harmonsburg, the
college, .has lost one of its most promising stu
dents, and the Sophomore class a member who
will be missed both as a scholar and a class-man.
“Skipper" as he was familiarly known, was
quite a favorite among his college brethren.
—On Saturday, March 19, the Junior, Sopho
more and lYeshmn daises in 9 body responded
to the cordial invitation tendered them by vice-
President and Mrs. McKee. 'The evening was
spent i 1 a Very enjoyable manner and not until
the wee small hours of night did the joyous guests
begin to depart*
—The players selected to represent the college
on the Diamond for the coming season are as
follows: McLean, ’9O, catcher; Mitchell, ’B7,
pitcher; Crump‘Prep’ short field ; White,’B7,
istbase; Rose, ’BB, 2d base; Mock, ’9O, 3d
base ; Jackson, ’B9, left field ; Barclay, 89, cen
ter field ; Musser, ’B7,''right field.
—Here is a sample compliment; it would
please any one—to be without it : The confused
student sticks on a question of politics, the in
structor says: “Do you not intend to make the
law your profession?” “No sir,” is the answer
followed by another question, just as stunning.
“Shall I congratulate you or the law?” He was
stuck again.
—Capt. C. W. Roberts, of West Chester, has
given the Military Department the sum of $3OO,
to be distributed as prizes among the cadets in
the following manner :
? slo0 —Ist 840, 2d $25, 3d $l5,
. sth $1:0. Drill, s7s—lst $25, 2d s2o,
3d $l5, 4th $lO, sth $5. Tadics, sloo—Officers
and Non commissioned Officers $50 —Ist $2O, 2d
4s-\:s> 3<i si°> 4th $5 ; Freshman class, sso—lst
-2d #l5, 3d $lO, 4th $5. Target Practice,
2d ss> 3d SS» 4th $5
- —Lieut Pague, Professor of Military Science
and Tactics, has prepared a Manual relating to the
duties of National Guards men and embracing the
customs of the service. The Manual has received
the favorable recognition of Adjutant-General
Hastings, and is recommended by him to the
National Guards. He emphasizes four qualities
which- the Manual possesses: cleanness, correct
ness, conciseness and completeness.
’63-Theodorc Gordon, of Bellefontc, died a
few days ago from a stroke of paralysis.
’BO-James F. Robb, of Pittsburgh, can claim
the proud distinction of being the first alumni
subscribef’for The Fuee Lance.