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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, 494.
D. L. PATTERSON, '95. Lit. C. W. BURKETT, '95. Loc.
E. P. HARDER, '95. Ex. F. W. JESSOP, 96. Loc.
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BY the time this issue is in the hands of the
students the annual Mid-Winter Sports will
have come and gone. It is of course too
late to again call the attention of the students to
the importance of training for that event. We
can only hope that they have trained and worked
as they should have done. Yet we cannot em
phasize too strongly the importance of making
this meeting successful. We must have something
STATE COLLEGE, PA., FEBRUARY, 1894
W. IL WAITE D '94.
like this to bring out our athletic material and
stir the students up. Mr. Hoskins says he can
pick ten men out of this College to-dhy who, if
they will only come out and train with a will, can
take the State cup next May. We want the cup,
and now is our opportunity. Are we going to
avail ourselves of it? Can we get these men out
to train ? It seems almost superfluous to again
play on this hackneyed theme, but it is only by
constantly having a subject brought before our
minds that we can get anything accomplished.
Turn in boys and do your best. Don't drop out
of training as soon as these sports are over but
keep right up to the mark, so that when the
Spring term opens you will be ready and eager to
go out on the track. That cup is ours if we can
only get the whole student body enthused over
the idea, and the best way to'do this is to keep
up training and by the mere force of example
bring out the latent material.
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IT seems almost as if fate had turned its hand
against our two literary societies.. Never be-
fore in the history of the institution have
they become so unpopular and poorly attended.
It is a most deplorable fact, for the need of heir
training is felt every day. We are
. not a literary
College and make no pretensions to being such.
Our time is necessarily devoted almost entirely to
our technical work, and that training which ena
bles a man to get on his feet whenever called upon
and say the right thing in the right place is sadly
wanting in a great number of our students. The
literary societies are the only opportunity we have
for obtaining this cultivation, and when it nar
rows down for them almost to a question of exis
tence, something should be done to put them on