The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, February 01, 1894, Image 13
—The full report of the winter meeting of the Trustees has not yet been issued. One of the most important steps was the abolishing of the B Preparatory year, thus making the Preparatory course only one year in length. —At an enthusiastic meeting of the athletic association, Tuesday evening, February 26th, G. K. Spence '95, was elected manager of the foot ball team for the coming season. H. M. Beaver and C. W. Burkett, his opponents made a strong fight, but did not gain the prize. —J. A. Dunsmore '9.j, J. L. Harris '95, and B. F. Williams '95, were elected members of the Board of Foot Ball directors in accordance with the new amendments to the constitution. The board as now made up is composed of the above three students together with B. F. Fisher '96, captain, and coach Hoskins. —Mr. Hodson, who pitched for Harrisburg and later for Bellefonte, during the last base ball season, has been secured to, coach the base ball team till he is called away to fill his position when the professional season opens in June. His terms are very reasonable and the management did a wise thing in getting him here. —On the evening of Wednesday, February 7, at about 6.is o'clock, fire was discovered in a room on the sth floor, at the east end of the main building. It occurred just as the students were coming from sniper, and it was some time before efficient measures could be taken to stop it. There was a great deal of unnecessary confusion, and the amount of water used was sufficient to put out three or four such fires; but the boys worked hard and deserve a great deal of credit for what they did. The fire started behind the radiator and burned through to the floor below, scorching the wails and destroying the furniture. It was out in abotit twenty minutes after it was discovered but not before everything was deluged with water. The damage was not very heavy, and we can congratulate ourselves on its not being worse. THE FREE LANCE. —The Alumni Record of The Pennsylvania State College is just from press. It contains a tabulated statement of the Alumni, their doings since they left college and their present addresses and occupations. —At the elections for editors of the '96 La Vie, held February 22d, the following men were chosen: W. E. Snyder, Editor in Chief; W. A. Lyon, Chas. Thomas, G. M. McKee, C. M. Thompson, J. F. McCormick, Jr., F. W. Jessop, L. B. Carter, Editors; B. J. Bowen, Artist ; R. A. Klock, Photographer. —The class of '97 gave their Freshman Ban quet, at the Fallon House, Lock Haven, Friday, evening, February 9th. P. F. SAlers was toast master, and the following gentlemen responded to toasts : —The following topics were discussed by the Scientific Association at its meeting Jan. 3oth. r. The relative advantages of simple and com pound locomotives. 2. Will subjects in the hypnotic state commit real crimes? . qualities. 7. The application of mathematics to econom ic problems. 8. The history and present state of the storage battery problem. 9. Classic notation and numeration. to. Preventive inocculation for tuberculosis, Our Class. The Faculty, The Ladies, Athletics, The "Sophs." Cider, 3. The commercial use of synthetic processes. 4. The future of the steam turbine. 5. A simple harmonic motion apparatus. 6. The hereditary transmission of acquired The classification of the sciences. 12. The Manchester ship canal. z'3. Ballistics. C. W. Hardt, D. R. Goodman, W. P. Cochran, J. A. Dunsmore, J. J. Connelly, A. L. Cromlich.