The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, December 01, 1890, Image 6

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    field sports, running, jumping, hurdle
races, hammer throwing, putting the
shot, tug of war teams, and numerous
other vigorous and healthy sports ; then
there will be a better return for the time
and money expended.
Now that the time has come when
field sports must necessarily be sus
pended for several months, let there be
a move made toward making a track
next spring. The authorities are ready
to aid us when we are ready. With a
good track, we shall not have much
trouble in getting a large number of
students interested in more out door
sports.
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WHEN about a year ago the trustees
granted us the privilege of giving
assemblies eash term, it was expected
that the tone of the society here would
be given an impetus which would create
a more lively feeling among us, and
go far toward alleviating many of the
effects which naturally come to a body
of students situated as we are, so remote
from the influences of the progressive
society of our large towns and cities.
This has been realized we believe,
quite generally ; but there is opportunity
for much more interest to be taken. To
those who have conscientious scruples
against dancing we would say: By no
means allow yourselves to take part in
that which you think you cannot do
without sacrificing principle; but to those
who think that the assemblies have an
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elevating influence, we say: By all means
let no opportunities pass which you re
ally feel can improve you socially or
otherwise. If you cannot dance, you
may never have a better opportunity for
learning.
Although our military uniforms are
not full dress, they are not worn gener
ally, and present always a neat appear
ance. If by general consent they would
be worn by all on these occasions, many
who now stay away because they wrong
ly think that full dress suits are requir
ed, would be relieved of what they may
think to be an embarrassment. We are
sure that uniforms would not be dis
tasteful to our friends from a distance,
and why should they be to us, were it
not for a misguiding sense of pride ?
As these things involve the success of
our entertainments, it would seem pro
per to so arrange matters in the future
that the greatest number possible can
cheerfully take part.
THE action of the Faculty granting to
the students .Friday following
Thanksgiving as a holiday is highly
commendable, and one much appreciat
ed by all. That it was a wise action
nobody can deny who is acquainted with
the circumstances. It was more of a
benefit than a loss to the students, and
was particularly advantageous to the
Senior class inasmuch as the day was
needed by them in their preparation for
the first Senior hop of the year, to be