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social pleasure our philosophy is exhausted in re
cqnciling our ideas of enjoyment with the means
of . attaining it.
Over a year ago the outgrowth of one of these
epidemics culminated in the organization of a
It is at the meetiivs of this club that the pleasure
of this social enjoyment is derived in all its re•
They are supposed to play whist at these meet
ings. Talking, boistrous laughter or any unnec
essary noise is a tabooed privilege. But of course,
there is a limit to the meaning,of what is under
stood as talking,.boistrous laughter, etc. Occa
sionally one may be struck with a brilliant idea as
to the efficiency of some mechanical devise, and
as a very natural result it will be incumbent upon
all, interested or not interested in mechanical
science to listen to the development of the idea.
Expletives or laughter if the legitimate results of
a particular hand or play can be indulged in mod•
erately or so mildly that it may not disturb, at
least, half ihe people in the village. But all these
arc minor incidents compared with the good that
may be accornplished by this club in th 6 elevation
of the game of whist. There are no rules in the
club against reading up the standard and modern
methods of playing,so there are rare opportunities
here for the members of this club to make their
social horizon very broad.
Nor are the social pleasures yet exhausted.
"Wilson" to not a! few, affords a means of extend
ing the limits of our little world almost indefinite-
Then the Cottage, the Mite Societies, the Liter
ary societies, and so on we could enumerate social
events and pleasures that might give a complete
world to any one but the most satiated cos
Vassar is so crowded that the trustees have had to
decide to build a new residence building at once.
THE FREE LANCE.
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R; Kessler and C. E. Aull of '92, Fred Dale of
'93 and A. F. Damon of '94 attended the Wilson
College Reception, on Feb. 2nd.
C. K. Cartwright, '95, one of last years half
backs, was elected Captain for next season at a
meeting of the foot-ball team, on Thursday,
Jan. 2.81 h .
The following men were elected on the Board
of Directors for next season's - foot ball team by the
Athletic Association : Williamson, Small and
Fay of '93, Spence and Cartwright of '95.
Quite a number of students are practicing daily
for the annual mid-winter sports which will be
held in the Armory Saturday, Feb. 271 h , Some
good records are being made and the day is look
ed forward to with great interest.
The College Orchestra under the direction of
Prof. T. R. Byer is becoming very progressive.
Quite a number of new members have been taken
in and are practicing daily. The orchestra is
something that interests all the students and should
receive their hearty support.
At a recent meeting of the Engineering Society
the following officers were elected: . President,
Bush '92 ; Vice President, Dunkle '93 ; Treasur
er, Read '92; Secretary, Greenwood '93; Edi
tors, Read '92, Rumberger '92, Greenwood '93,
and Weld '93.
On Feb. 2nd, the Hon. Henry Hall, of Mercer,
visited the College and inspected the methods of
work pursued in our different departments. In
the afternoon the students assembled in the Col
lege chapel where he gave them a brief but enter
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