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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly during the college year by the Students
of the Pennsylvania State College.
W. A. SILLIMAN, '94
JOHN WHITE, '94.
D. L. PATTERSON ! 'O5. Lit. C. W. BURKETT ! '95. LOC.
E. P. HARDER ! '95. Ex. F. N. JESSOP ! 96. Loc.
H. A. KUHN ! '96. Per.
Business Manager, DUNHAM BARTON, '95.
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— EW year's day has come and gone with
its good cheer, its fashionable calls,
and especially its good resolutions. Speak
ing of these resolutions, how many are going to
survive the year? Not many we fear. Yet there
is one resolution that should have been made
which we hope will not come to grief. It should
take root in the hearts of the students of this Col
lege in such a way that nothing could disturb it.
STATE COLLEGE, PA., JANUARY, 1894
W. B. WAITE, 'O4.
In the inmost heart of every man in this institu
tion, there should be a firm, steadfast,determined
resolve that the State Inter-collegiate Athletic Cup
should rest among our Centre county mountains
before another year has flown by.
We have our great opportunity this year. Are
we going to avail ourselves of it ? It rests with
the mass of the student body to decide. If we
have the best interests of our College at heart, if
we mean to do ourselves justice, and if we appre
ciate what athletics have done for "Old State," we
will win that cup this coming Spring. This is not
boasting, it is mere statement of fact. Right
here among us we have the material, plenty of it,
and all that is needed is training to mould and
shape it into a winning team. The best sort of
training is available under the hands of Prof. Hos
kins, and the question is "Are we going to go in
and train to win ?"
If we are, now is the time to begin. Right off
before any more time is lost we should have a big,
rousing athletic meeting. Then let the most per
suasive talkers and influential men in athletics get
up and waken the students from their lethargy.
Stir up enthusiasm and get everybody full of the
idea, and then make an appeal that everyone per
sonally come out and see what he is good for. If
we can only get the student body worked up and
enthused, the thing is bound to go.
We must get the idea out of their heads that be
cause some one else is a little better than they,
there is no room for them. There is room for
everybody that has energy and spirit enough to
try. If you are not able to win a "first," you may
at least pick up some minor points, and every lit
tle helps. Where Swarthmore obtained a large
part of her advantage last Spring, was in these
odds and ends, seconds grid thirds.
Even if you do not make the team, you will