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

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    The Free Lance.
Von. ILL
Published monthly during the college year by the Students
of The Pennsylvania State College.
J. jM. Wai.kkr, ’9O,
J. Frank Siiiki.ds, ’9l
\V, A. IiAKTI.KY, ’9l.
N. M. Loyd, ,92
/insiness Manager, W. If. Wai.kkr, ’9O.
Assistant Manager, I-I. K. Greenwood, '93,
{ One Volume (9 mos.)
TV, CMS; } Single Copies,
( Payable advance.
Contrilmtions of matter and other information are re
quested from all members and ex-members of the College,
I .iternry matter should be addressed to the Kditor.
Subscriptions, and all business communications should
be addressed to the business Manager.
Hntered at State College Post Office as second-class matter
IT has been deemed advisable by the Free
Lance staff to open a department in which
communications from the Alumni and stu
dents of the college will be published. Ar
ticles on any subject whatever will be received
with pleasure. Criticisms and suggestions
are especially desirable and will receive the
prompt attention of the staff. We will not
hold ourselves responsible for anything ap
pearing in this department and suggest that
all bear in mind that it is only for intercourse
that will mutually benefit. All communica
tions should be addressed to the editor.
T. A. Gii.key, ’9l
11. Hide, ’92.
IN the local department of last month’s
Free Lance some mention was made of
the college catalogue with reference to the
foundry course, which no student now at col-
lege knows anything about. Many other
things might have been mentioned which
have appeared in the catalogue from one year
to another since the time of the Farmer’s
High School, at least it would seem so, and
one feels on looking it over as if he were
reading a little ancient or mediaeval college
history, with here and there a modern idea.
College custom is strong and our catalogue is
not able to withstand it, The most promi
nent feature of the catalogue is the space
given to the agricultural department. It ap
pears that the agricultural courses are the
most extensive and popular in the institution
while in fact they are the least. Last year
there were four agricultural students in col
lege, while this year there are but two. It is
necessary that courses of this character be
maintained, but surely they do not merit first
place in our catalogues and circulars, to the
exclusion of proper space for the technical
courses which are at present the leading
courses in the college and are being extended
more and more each year. Other peculiarities
present themselves which space will not per-
mit, us to mention, and we might generalize
by saying that the catalogue will never do
other than misrepresent the college unless it
undergoes a complete revision
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