The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, December 01, 1890, Image 13

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    settled, and that by the granting of all that the
strikers, demanded. If Gov. Hill had had the
hardihood to carry out his famous saying, “I am
a Democrat,” as Gov. Seymour did before him,
perhaps the N. Y. central strike in 1890 might
have been differently settled and with less incon
venience to the public.
The apparent satisfaction with which C. D. S.
views the rumor that capitalists are to combine
to protect themselves against strikes, shows quite
clearly where his sympathy is in the struggle
between capital and labor, notwithstanding his
declaration that he is not “hostile to organized
labor:” he would undoubtedly approve the fol
lowing definitions clipped from a Kansas paper,
viz : “A strike is a conspiracy of ignorant social
istic workmen j a lockout is the inalienable, ma
litia-backed-up rights of a corporation to manage
its own affairs free from outside dictation.” Ac
cording to this view the millennium will be reach
ed and perfection in the relations of capital and
labor when the railroads, for instance, are so
thoroughly organized that, a strike being ordered
on one, every road in thecounty can, by concert
ed action suspend operations until the strikers
surrender and place themselves at the disposal of
the corporation. The inconvenience to the pub
lic caused by stopping all railroad traffic would
be so trifling compared with that caused by the
strike on one road j and, besides, public opinion
conld be more thoroughly concentrated against
the few men who were so ignorant and foolish as
to murmur against the bountiful provision made
for them and the easy conditions of servitude im
posed upon them by the conscientious, too-hon
est-to-injure-a-poor - man, -corporation. Then
strikes would diminish or cease altogether, from
lack of public approval. H.
The unusually large attendance at the Yale-
Princeton game, on Thanksgiving day, at Brook
lyn, and the interest it excited throughout the
country, are the best evidences of the growing
popularity of the great college gamp of fpot-ball.
THE FREE LANCE.
AN EXTRA CTFR OMPRESIDENT A TIT
ER TON'S ANNUAL REPORT TO
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
“Three things at least are still urgently needed,
however, before the material appliances of the
college will be adequate in all directions. They
are as follows:”
I.- A building for the Preparatory Department.
With the growth of that department and of the
main building, even after the removal of the de
partments now occupying portions of it, the in
dispensable necessity of this change becomes
every day more apparent. The methods of dis
cipline for preparatory students are so different
from those applicable to College students that it is
practically impossible to administer the two with
in the walls of the same building without some
sacrifice of the interests of one or both. With
the Preparatory Department in a separate build
ing, the arrangements for regulation and control
of study hours, and of all class exercises and gen
eral exercises, could be so much more effectively
managed as not only to increase very greatly the ef
ficiency of that department, but to relieve the work
of the College proper. Whenever that separa
tion becomes possible, it will probably be advis
able to lengthen the preparatory course from two
years to three, and to make the entire administra
tion of the department as distinct as possible
from that of the College, to the advantage of
both.
2. The Departments of Mechanical and Civil
Engineering, and the elementary Department, of
Mechanic Arts, are so greatly crowded as to inter
fere with the efficiency of their work, and noth
ing but the zeal and energy of the Professors in
charge, combined with the earnestness of the
students in these departments, has prevented the
work from suffering greatly on this account,
This building should be erected and equipped at
a cost of not less than $100,000.00 j not one dol
lar of which cpqld be spared for mere architect^
Jtn. 15, 1890.