The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, January 01, 1892, Image 7

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    work, plenty of competition among the men, a
good management, and we fell safe in predicting
that by Spring we will have a nine to be proud of.
The Athletic Association should take hold of the
matter at once.
THE college students should support the college
paper in every way possible as it supports
their interests and no better or easier way
of doing this can be found than simply patro.niz
ing its advertisers. By doing this they make it
profitable for the tradesman in the vicinity to adver
tise in the college publication in order to get col
lege patronage ; and in the long run a good list of
advertisers is the main stay of any paper. We
would say to the students, if you have a choice of
trading with a firm which does and one which does
not advertise in the college publications, the other
inducements which they offer being the same, you
are showing your loyalty to the college interests by
buying of the college advertisers. They patronize
us and we should return the favor.
THE FREE LANCE has been furnished with a
number of short articles on law, by one of
the leading law book publishing companies
in the country, which were written by one of the
Prominent legal authorities of the day. •We shall,
for a few issues, make use of some of these arti
cles in the hope that they will furnish the students
with a few interesting points in regard to legal
THE meeting of the Inter-Collegiate Foot-Ball
Association, which took place in Harrisburg
on January 9th, resulted very much as was
expected by all who watched the last seasons con
tests. Some trouble was expected in the final
settlement of scores and games, but by the majori
ty of the members of the League at no time was it
anticipated that the adjustment would effect the
awarding of the pennant to State College. We feel
that the meeting accomplished very good work.
It showed its entire confidence in the future, not
withstanding the many drawbacks of the past sea
son, by continuing the League for another year.
A ready willingness was shown by all to profit by
the mistakes and deflects that were shown in the
constitution, and to this end a committee compos
ed of one representative from each college in the
League was appointed to get up a scheme for re
vision and amendment and which scheme should
be attended to and acted upon at the next meeting
of the Executive Committee. We regret very
much that Dickinson took the course which she
did last season. Such actions could only lead be
forfeiture of membership in the League, and why
they should be persisted in is incompre
hensible to us. We are loth to believe that the
sentiment of the student body of Dickinson would
sanction such a course in their dealings with the
other colleges of the League, that would lead to a
forfeiture of membership instead of taking the
straightforward method that is allowed any member
in the League, and resign from it. However, the
League is now composed of five colleges: Buck
nell University, Franklin & Marshall, Swarth
more, Haverford and State College and each one
looks forward with bright prospects for the next
THIS foot-ball season is now over and our sports
for the next few months will be confined to
• the Armory. Now is the time to get to
work and train some men in general athletic con
tests,so that in the spring we can have a few repre
sentatives, at least, in the inter-collegiate meetings.
We have made an enviable record in the foot-ball
field during the past season and there is no reason
why we should not make a start at least toward
making a good showing on the track. We have
plenty of excellent material to practice for field
events and now it is for the men to get to work
and keep at it regularly and for the students to
offer their encouragement. It will soon be time
for the winter contest and a more excellent oppor
tunity for showing what we can do in this line could