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“ Dutch ” thinks since they have introduced
the new netted wire spring beds in the College,
they should now have chapel one hour later
and abolish inspection altogether, then he
would be as happy as any mortal could be who
was laboring under the incubus of side whis
The following board of editors was elected
by the Junior class to prepare the second
College annuakj. Frank Shields, W. M.Camp,
F. M. Weidner, Miss Maude Moore, C. H,
Zink, John Yocum, and N. H. Suloff. C. H.
Zink was elected business manager. The
“ La Vie ” of ’9l promises to be exceptionally
fine with such a competent body at its head.
The annual reception, held by the Y. M. C.
A., was an enjoyable affair, all who were there
were well entertained. Miss Foster held the
attention of all while she sang two solos in an
artistic manner. The reception committee
consisted of Geo. Demming, H. W. Mitchell,
W. B. Jackson, Hugh Hamilton, W. E. Moore.
A. McKee, H. Furst and C. M, Green.
We always feel sorry to record the fact that
a student has dropped out of college before
completing his course. Among those who
come under this catalogue are George John
son, the late efficient business manager of the
Free Lance, B. W. Demming and H. V.
Holmes, both editors of the Free Lance,
“ Billy ” Taylor, “ Spindle ” Carl and Will
Evans. Spindle we hear has accepted the tax
collectorship in his district, “ Billy” is taking
an extended course in Mechanic Arts, and
Evans is taking a course in Pierce’s Business
The Engineering Society has at length
been put upon a firm basis and given a fresh
start. It will consist only of engineering
students of the senior and junior classes. Its
object is to solve and discuss scientific ques
tions of the day. A society of this kind has
long been needed at this college, and if prop
THE FREE LANCE.
erly handled will be an incalcuable aid to our
engineering students. If the names of its
officers and board of directors, are any crite.
rion of judgment, as they certainly are, its
future success is assured. The following are
the officers and board elected : President, H.
R. Leyden ; Vice-President, W. E. Moore ;
Secretary, P. Gosslar. Board of Directors, J.
C. Mock, George Demming, F. A. Bryan, A.
M. Camp and T. A. Gilkey. Some fear that
the organization of this society will tend to
weaken the Literary societies ; but in reality
it will strengthen them. It is true that the
societies will lose some of their best workers,
nevertheless it is just what the Literary soci
ties need, a riddance of their surplus members,
in order that the remaining members, espec
ially the new ones, will have an opportunity to
exert themselves. The Literary societies
have been entirely too crowded for the past
two years, and the members have fallen into
the bad habit of depending too much upon
each other to do the work.
The old gymnasium continues to be used
as in days of yore, i. e., the limbs of the old
tree which stands in front of the building still
furnishes parallel and horizontal bars for the
students to exercise upon. Of course the
students feel very proud of this primitive
gym. and think it very strange that such ad
vantages are not mentioned in the catalogue.
One of the improvements made during the
vacation by the College, and of which it can
justly feel proud, is the new Library. The Li
brary is being recatalogued, the books are be
ing better arranged and new books are being
added. In addition to the Library proper, is
an elegant reading room, well lighted and
The long looked for game of foot ball be
tween Swarthmore and State College came off
on Friday, Sept. 27th. The game was called
at 3 p. m. with Swarthmore in the Western
Goal. Taking the ball from the toss Swarth-