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The Free Lance.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly during the college year by the Students
of The Pennsylvania State College.
GEORGE R MEEK, ’9O,
J. M. Wai.khu, ’9O.
J. Frank Simki.ds, ’9l
\V. A. Barti.ky, '9l.
N. M. Loyd, ,92,
Easiness Manager, \V. 11. Wai.KKR. '9O,
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OUR readers will notice that there has
been quite a change in the make up of
the Free Lance staff, caused by the
absence of Mr. Demming and Mr. Holmes
from College, and the acceptance of the office
of business manager by Mr.W. H. Walker, who
was formerly on the editorial board. We were
very sorry to lose the services of these men
but feel that they have been replaced by com
petent and worthy members, who will exert
every effort to make our journal even better
than it has been in the past.
r PHE founding of the chair in English by
1 the Trustees of the college was an act
for which they should receive the hearty com-
STATE COLLEGE, OCTOBER, 1889
George S. Demming, ’9O,
T. A, Gii.kky, ’9l
C. IT. ITii.k, ’92.
mendation of every public minded citizen of
Pennsylvania, Not only have they extended
the educational facilities of this institution of
the State, but they have filled a long felt
want in the establishment of a course by
which one can obtain a classical education as
well as a scientific one. Some years ago it was
felt that all that was required of our college
was to give a thorough training in the sciences,
so the classics contained in the courses were
dropped or given little attention; lately the
demand for other than strictly practical in
struction, has been so great that it has been
deemed advisable to found the chair in Eng
lish. Prof. Davis, the head of the depart
ment, is a man of some prominence and is
thoroughly capable of the position he now
/"'AN our foot ball team be expected to
maintain its good record without having
time given it to practice ? ’Tis true that this
is a military school in one sense of the word,
but our standing in athletics demands that at
least two elevens be excused from drill during
the fall term in order that they may keep
themselves in training for games with other
colleges. The discipline and training a man
receives in one thirty minute half at foot
ball is worth far more than a whole week of
military drill, and the two teams are made up,
with but two exceptions, entirely of old men
who have passed through the setting up drill
to the satisfaction of our former commandant,
so that there would be comparatively little
loss of work by the players. In the two
cases mentioned men have been chosen for
the elevens who are naturally straight and
well formed, and who will be made more so
by their constant work upon the field : hence