The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, January 01, 1892, Image 8

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    not be had. Let everyone work with a vim
and all the men, who have a liking for athl'tics,
practice for one event, at least, during the short
time that remains, so that our in-door sports will be
a success and will show that athletic excellence at
P. S. C. is not confined to foot-ball alone.
* *:1.
WE have recently received a number of letters
from former students complaining of re
ceiving bills for the LANCE and never get
ting the paper. A number of these cases are due
to such persons changing their addresses and not
notifying us. Each issue is mailed to them regu
larly. If they do not receive them they should in
form us and not complain later, as several have
done when they received their bills, that they have
never gotten the paper. The other cases are to us
inexplicable. The copies are certainly mailed and
we never hear of them afterwards from the Post Of
fice department which indicates that they have
been received by somebody, surely. To those
persons, who are but few in number, we can only
say that we are sure that we do our part and hope
that they have interest enough in the college to do
On December 24th, Professor James Y. McKee
died of pneumonia, at his home on the college
campus, after an illness of one week. Professor
McKee having been in poor health since he had
sustained a similar attack fonr years ago, was ta
ken severely ill on December so, having on that day
performed his last college work. He was buried
on Saturday, December 26th in the grave-yard of
the old Branch Church, the funeral services be
ing held in the State College Presbyterian chapel,
in which congregation he had served, as a ruling
elder, for a number of years previous to his de
cease. The funeral sermon was preached by the
Reverend J. C. Kelley, of Williamsburg, Pa, (re-
cently of Pennsylvania Furnace), and the members
of the Faculty acted as pall-bearers.
Professor McKee's connection with the college
had been one of twenty-five years' duration and it
is almost needless to say, his death has caused a
widespread feeling of sorrow among the Alumni,
the students, and community to whom he was so
well known. A man of high moral and religious
principals, with a kindly heart toward all. His
loss has been universally mourned among his
many acquaintances and deep sympathy has been
extended to his family.
At a special meeting of the faculty, held on
December 25th, the following minutes were adop
"The faculty of the Pennsylvania State College
expresses its sense of sorrow at the irreparable loss
the institution has sustained by the death of Prof.
James Y. McKee, who has been identified with it
as a professor, vice-president and and acting pres
ident for the past twenty-five years, laboring un
weariedly and effectively for its welfare and success
during all its vicissitudes, and sometimes amid
deep discouragement.
As a faculty we have always recognized that
upon his devotion, his varied scholarship, his ripe
experience and his wise judgment we could safely
rely in the consideration of all questions respect
ing the management of the institution.
Besides the loss to the college each member of
the faculty feels a deep sense of personal be
reavement in the severing of bonds of friendship
so long cemented by amicable, social and official
To the afflicted family we tender our deepest
sympathy for a home desolated by the loss of a
father and husband, but feel assured that the cher
ished memory of an exalted and unstained
Christian life will hallow the affliction and assu
age the pain."
On the afternoon of January xoth, Sunday, a
memorial service was held in the college chapel,