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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly during tlio college year by the Students
of Tho Pennsylvania Stato College.
WILLIAM I>. FISHER, JR., ’B7.
ASSOCIATE EDITORS !
WILL F. WHITE, ’B7. GRIFFITH J. THOMAS, 'BB.
GEORGE M. DOWNING, ’BB. W. B, N. HAWK, 'B9.
CURTIN G. ROOP, 'B9. GEORGE R. MEEK, ’O9.
JAMES 0. MUCK, »00.
Business Manugor : JOHN F. L. MORRIS, 'BO.
Ass’t. Business Manager: 11. WALTON MITCHELL, 'OO.
Terms— One College Year.
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Contributions of matter and other Information are ro.
quested from all motnbors and ex.members of the College.
Literary mattor should bo addressed to the Editor.
Subscriptions, and other business communications,
should be addressed to tho Business Manager.
Entered at Stole College Post Office as second class matter.
THE next issue of the Free Lance
will be during the month of Octo
ber next, under a partially new admin
istration. The present Business Mana
ger will attend to all financial affairs as
usual ; his postoffice will be Manayunk,
Philadelphia, until September 14, the
opening of the next college year.
THE lecture delivered by Prof, Reber
in the College Chapel, May 25, on
“Some Facts Suggested by Astrono
my,” abounded in information for the
uninitiated, and was also pleasing to the
advanced student of astronomy. One
gathered from his discourse an idea of
the rapid strides being made in the sci
ence of astronomy.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., JUNE, 1887.
AS was expected, the athletic boom
suffers from the decline of that
initial enthusiasm spoken of. We have
cause to believe, however, that the un
dertaking will not die, notwithstanding
the change of the first site for the track
after being laid out to a remote situa
tion was a great drawback. The life of
the association depends much upon the
labors of its managing committee, as it
is to them that the members look for an
effective classification and regulation of
the work. After that each member
must feel it incumbent upon him to en
gage in methodical practice. We rec
ommend that he find out as soon as
possible what particular branch of the
sports he is best suited for and make
that his forte, not excluding occasional
practice in all the departments.
In default of the track, the contests
for this session will be very limited. That
the enterprise may prove a reality, the
managers have provided for one field
day exercise, to be held shortly before
Commencement,excluding such contests
as require a finished track. We regret
that the exercises come too late to give
their result in this issue.
IT has been hinted that the literary de
partment of our journal is small
and not proportionately represented.
So we wish it. It is not the office of a