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Wm. H. Brown of '9' 5 did not return to Col•
lege at the opening of the present term, and is at
present at his home in Philadelphia.
We would correct the statement mide in our
last issue that Mr. H.J. Waters had been appointed
professor of Agricultural Chemistry. Prof. Wit
ers will fill the position mide vacant by 'the resig
nation of Prof. Hunt, that of Professor of Agri
culture and Agriculturist of the Experiment
At a recent meeting of the Sophomore class the
following persons were elected as members of the
La Vie staff for '94 : Editor in chief, B. A. Mus
ser ; Associate Editors, H. P. Dowler, J. M. Brew
er, E. T. Pyne, J. E. Patrick, J. White, R. F.
Martin ; Artist, J.'l'. Chambers; Bus. Manager,
Roger Bowman, P. B. Breneman, Assist.
The Athletic Association presented each of last
season's foot-ball team with a miniature silver foot
ball, having two enamel bands of the college col
ors running diagonally around it and engraved
with the words "State Champions, P. S. C. '92."
They were presented in behalf of 'the Association
by J. Frank Shields and received for the foot-ball
team by Capt. C. E. Aull.
The students of the Electrical Engineering De
partment have just completed a small dynamo,
which they constructed under the supervision of
Prof. Osmond for the East Broad Top R. R. Co.
The castings for the machine were furnished by
the company while the calcuting, winding and
other electrical construction was done in the col
lege laboratory. The machine works well and is
capable of running thirty-six sixteen candle pow
er lamps without strain. •
On Friday evening, Feb. 12th, the second an
nual. Ball Masque of the Four Hundred was held
in the Armory. The affair was throughout a most
decided success, ,the net receipts derived from the
sale of tickets amounting to full fifty dollars which
goes into the treasury of the Athletic Association.
The masqueraders began to fill the hall at about 7
o'clock, and at seven thirty, when the grand march
THE FREE LANCE.
began, there were about one hundred and fifty
college men on the armory floor ,attired in a great
variety of costumes, some of which were extreme
ly amusing. Clowns, chinamen, tramps, dudes
Irish paddies, cowboys and ladies in a great variety
of dress, from the servant girl to the ball room
style, intermingled gaily with each other, making
a most amusing spectacle for the many spectators
who filled the galleries and the stage. A
programme of thirteen dances was rendered by
the College Orchestra. The affair clos
ed at eleven o'clock, when the masquers
assembled in a body on the stage and
were photographed. The Four Hundred Ball is
getting now to be one of the events of the college
year, and being a source of such great amusement
to the students and of financial aid to the Athletic
Association, it is to be hoped that they will be
kept up in the coming winters.
Mr. G. W. Hoskins, of Philadelphia, has been
appointed instructor in athletics by the Executive
Committee of our Board of Trustees. Mr. Hos-,
kins has for years been a prominent member of the
Schuylkill Navy Athletic club and is well known
in athletic circles throughout the eastern States. He
was champion middle weight wrestler of the United
States in '9o, and has, besides, an excellent record
in many otherLbranches of field contests. He
comes to State College with high recommenda
tions and his presence here will, without doubt, be
a means of awakening a hearty interest in general
athletics at P. S. C.
On Thursday, Feb 4th., Gov. Robert E: Pat
tison visited the College for the purpose of in
specting closely its workings. He arrived at 9 a.
m. and immediately began a tour of the various
departments, beginning with the Experiment Sta
tion and thence through the engineering, chemical
and botanical laboratories. At ip.m. a salute of
seventeen guns was fired in his ,honor by squads
chosen from the Sophomore class. At z o'clock
the students assembled in the Chapel, together
with a large number of persons from the surround-