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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly during the college year by the Students
of the Pennsylvania State College.
R. B. Mattern, ’93.
C. It. Fay, ’93
John White, ’91,15x,
A. F. Damon, '94, Lit.
D. L. Patterson, '95, Per.
Business Manager, J. E. Quigley, ’94.
Assistant Manager, Roger Bowman, ’94,
f One Volume (9 mos. ) . .
TERMS : \ Single Copies
( Payable in advance.
Contributions of matter and othor information nro roqnostod
from nil members and ox-momburs of the College.
Literary matter should bo addressed to tlio Editor.
Subscriptions, and all business communications, should be ad
drossed to tho Uliginous Manager.
Entered at State College Post Office as second class matter
TO the old class of students resuming work in
college we have no word of caution or ad
vice ; you have been through the fire, and
know the test. But to the new men just entering
college we would offer one word of gratuitous ad
vice. The first term of a college course is a sea
son of habit-forming; you are seeking your level,
which should not be as the inanimate pebbel toss
ed to the brook’s stony bed, but as rational man
seeking the means conducive to the best end.
The first term is the great factor in every college
STATE COLLEGE, PA., OCTOBER, 1892,
D. W. Gross, ‘93,
If. P. Dowi.er, '94, Loc.
B. B. Norton, '95 Loo.
man’s career. In that time is laid the foundation
on which is most probable to repose all your sub
sequent work. So be very sure of your bearings
before fixing the basis of so important and lasting
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IN regard to the foregoing we shall say relative
to a certain class of our loyal alumni, you
havebeen tolerated in your tardiness of pay
ing subscriptions (rather not paying) quite long
enough. Matters have come to such a strait that
we cannot support a subscription list of college
alumni with four and five years for which we have
We here take occasion to mention to such as
have received repeated statements of such accounts
and pay no attention to them, that you will get
your names in print.
“There comes a time when patience ceases to be
a virtue. ’ ’
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WE owe to our subscribers a brief explanation
of the reason of the delay in our getting
the issue totheir hand.
The Free Lance’s exchequer is at the present in a
mostdeplorablecondition. To cut a long story short,
avoid details, and make a very plain, but entirely
accurate, statement conceiving the financial status
of the paper; the last staff left 11s in the sink for about
two hundred dollars; for which amount our print
er made demand before allowing further publica
tion to proceed. We were unable to provide for
such an enormous demand, but did secure, from
a friend of the paper, personal security for cost of
this issue; for which however no provision was
made till late.
This is doubtless a startling and most unsatis
factory revelation to a number of the supporters
of the college paper; to whom the question will pre-