The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, May 01, 1889, Image 5

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    The Free Lance.
Vol. 3
Published monthly during the college year by the Students
of The Pennsylvania State College.
Lent. \V. Hemminu, ’9O,
H. V. Holmes, ’9l.
N. M. Luyd, ’92,
Business Manager, Guo. R. Johnson, ’9l.
Assist. Business Manager, Muon Hamilton, ‘9l
( One Volume (9 mos.)
TERMS: I Single Copies. . .
f Payable advance.
Contributions of matter nnd other information are re
quested from all members and ex-members of the College.
Literary matter should be addressed to the Editor.
Subscriptions, nnd all business communications should
be addressed to the business Manager.
Entered at Stale College Post Office as second-class matter
IN some unknown way the original manu
script for this issue of the Free Lance
was lost in the mail, and the whole matter had
to be gone over in a rather limited time.
Under these circumstances we feel justified
in asking our readers to overlook any “short
comings” they may find in this number, as
the fault is wholly ascribed to “Uncle Sam’s”
new mail carriers.
AT Lafayette there are forty-five candidates
for positions on the first ball team, yet
the Pennsylvania State College, with her two
hundred students, can scarcely gather to-
W. 11. Wai.kek,
C. H. I-lii.h, 92.
gether nine men for her club. And whose
fault is it ? Surely it cannot be ascribed to
the college authorities, for, thanks to those in
charge they have at last, fixed up our athletic
grounds and put them in a fit condition for
using, nor can it be to the lack of support on
the part of the students, for we can truly say
that nowhere is there a club more faithfully
championed than here ; however, with all this
trust in the team there seems to be a shrinking
from, rather than a desire to obtain a position
on it, and as you well know it cannot play
ball without a full complement of players. In
the present condition it will be almost impos
sible to play satisfactorily, the scheduled
games for this spring, without borrowed men,
a thing which should never be done, and yet
it will be necessary unless there is more inte
rest taken in the development of young ma
terial. As the higher class men drop out
there will be no one to fill their places and
our institution will be left without a repre
sentative on the diamond.
THE necessity of the extension of library
hours grew so apparent that the time
has been extended. By the new schedule
the library is to be open from seven until ten
in the evening, thus giving those who have
practicumeanddrill during theafternoon hours
an opportunity to do thesis and other work.
We understand that the extension is only
temporary, but as the college library is the
only one we have that contains extended
works, we think it should be available to the
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