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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly during the college your by tlio Students
of Tlio Pennsylvania State Collogo.
WILLIAM P. FISHER, JR., ’B7.
ASSOCIATE EDITORS !
WILL F. WHITE, ’B7. GiIIFFITH J. THOMAS, 'BB.
GEOUUE M. DOWNING, ’BB, W. 11. N. HAWK, ’B,l.
CURTIN G. HOOP,'B,I. GEORGE R. MEEK, ’!».
JAMES Cl. MOCK, M)0.
Business Manager : JOHN F. L. MORRIS, ’81).
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should be addressed to tlio Business Manager.
Entered at State College Post Office as second class matter.
THE hurried manner which we were
obliged to pursue in publishing
the last issue accounts for the preva
lence of its typographical errors. Hop
ing our friends will excuse its deficiency
in this respect, we shall take more
precaution in the future.
WILL the Alumni and other friends
send in their subscriptions ?
They ought to. We cannot run a pa
per with a free subscription list, if it is
the “Free” Lance.
A LATE act of the Legislature, pro
viding for the organization, dis
cipline and regulation of the National
Guard, contains a section affecting the
STATE COLLEGE, PA„ MAY, 1887.
graduate of military institutions, who,
having taken the four years course and
been at least six months a captain
in the military organization, may re
ceive the commission of Brevet Sec
ond Lieutenant; provided he applies
within one year after graduation and
stands the requisite physical examina-
This offer confers quite an honor
upon the more successful cadets and is
an increased inducement for the stu
dent to “brace up” in drill.
ONE of the most interesting and in
structive lecturers of our Faculty
is Professor Heston. He enters so
fully into the spirit of the young man’s
condition, recognizing his many wants,
and manifesting, at the same time, a
keen appreciation of his almost infinite
capabilities. His last lecture, entitled
“The Life and Times of John Ouincy
Adams,” was full of ennobling ideas,
holding out in bold relief the many ex
emplary qualities of that “grand old
man” of American politics. We be
lieve, as the professor does, in the
character-moulding power of biogra
IN the way of true worth, our Sunday
sermons are improving,—so a ma
jority of the students say, however in
capable of just criticism we may be.
This change is due more to the entrance