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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly during the college year by the Students
0/ the Pennsylvania State College,
WALTER M. CAMP, ’9l.
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IT is very apparent that a more lively
interest has been taken in military
affairs this year than ever before by the
under instructors. It speaks well for
the military department. The battalion
is larger than ever before and farther
advanced, for this season of the year.
Should this competitive interest of the
instructors continue—of which there is
STATE COLLEGE, PA., DECEMBER, 1890.
every indication—the battallion promises
by spring to be one of which we may
well feel proud.
The withholding of the promotions of
the non-commissioned officers until they
have first shown their ability as instruc
tors over new cadets, seems to work
THE need of a better and more ex
tended ground for field sports and
gamesiseasilyseen. The interest shown
in sports, and the generous support
given by the students in the interest of
foot ball and base ball, deserve a better
recompense than what it gets. It is al
most discouraging to be continually
contributing toward games of which they
are seldom witnesses. And yet it is
no fault of management, but of location,
that this occurs. Our college is so far
removed from others that it is difficult
to get college teams to come here.
Herein lies a lesson which our stu
dents are slow to learn. When the
foot ball season is here all their energies
are directed towards foot ball ; when
the base ball season comes all energies
are turned towards base ball. Now we
believe this is not to the best interest of
the college, that all other sports should
be neglected for the one, and in each
case, one in which but a limited number
can take part, Turn your attention to