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--The ninth annual meeting of the State Inter
collegiate Athletic Association was held on
Beaver Field on the afternoon of May 19, which
resulted in a victory for Swarthmore. The day
was unfit for athletics of any kind,the mud was
such as to render running or jumping almost
impossible and large pools of water covered the
Contestants were present from Swarthmore,
Western University of Pa., Lehigh and State.
In spite of the bad condition of the grounds
several records were broken.
Palmer of Swarthmore ran the 100yds. dash
in 10 1.5. Rushmore the 120 yds. hurdle race in
17 1.5. Sims rode the 2 mile bicycle race in the
markably khort time of 5 minutes 31 2.5 sec
onds. While Greenland of State was a close
--The Junior reception to the Senior class
took place Wednesday evening in the armory .
with music by Stopper & Fisk's orchestra.
—The exercises of commencement week were
opened on Sunday by the baccalaureate sermon
which was preached by the Rev. George T.
Purves, of Princeton Theological Seminary.
The Interclass contest took place on Mon
day afternoon and was won by '96.
In the evening the Junior Oratorical con
test was attended by a full house. The judges
decided in favor of M. J. Keefer. The program
was as follows :
JUNIOR. OIUTOIUCAL CONTEST.
1. 1111181 c.
Can Our Republic Endure?
CHARLES WATSON BURKETT, Remington,
8, Oration, The Place of the Technical School in
Educational System ;
ROBERT MATHIAS, Chollimt.
5. Oration,. .......... Church and State
DAVID LESLIE PATTERSON, JR., ANiegheny. •
O. Oration,. • ..Popular Education in Citizenship:
10 LVIN JESSE KEEPER, Sunbury.
S. Debate, Resolved ; That Independence in Polities is
Better than Party Adherence :
Affirmative, BUDD GRAY, Tyrone.
Negative, WILLIAM M. WHITTBM, Noblnto=
le. Announcement of Judges' Decision
THE FREE LANCE.
TUESDAY JUNE 1%
8 30 a. m.—Annual Meeting of the Altinani Assoelation.
9 45 a. m.—Artillery Salute.
10 a n.—Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees.
12 m. Alumni Dinner.
2 p. M. Meeting of Delegates and Alumni to elect Trustees.
3 p. m. Exhibition Drill of State College Cadets.
8 p. tn. Annual Address before the Alumni by the Hon. Marriott
Brosius, Lancaster, Pa,. Representative in Congress.
9.11 p. Reception in Armory by the Faculty.
8. Oration, The Mission of the American Scholar
WALTER BLAIR WAIT&
8. Valedictory Oration,
10. Commencement Address,WlLLwat PEPPOR, M.P., LL. D.
Provost of the University of Pinnstguania
IL Conferring Degrees and Awarding Prizes.
CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES.
B. S., In the General Science Cburae ;—MISS DUSTER, MESSRS
• KREMER AND MUSSER.
B. S., In the Latin Scientific Course :—Mn. THOMPSON.
B. S., In the Course of Chemistry :—MESSRS. MATTERS, L. W
KEIUIUN AND SILLIMAN.
B. S., In the (borne in Civil Engineering:—MESSßS. BOWMAN,
BRENEMAN, BREWER AID DAMON.
B. In the Course in Electrical Engineering:—MESSßS. GUYER+
BENCH AND KIRK.
B. S., In the (borne in Mechanical Engineering :—MXBI3III3
BANKS, BARNDOLLAR, BELT, DIOKISON, M ATTERN, F.
K., QUIGLEY, WAITE AND WHITE.
B. S., In the Course in Mining Engineering DOWLER.
Special Certificate in Electrical Engineering :—MN. REED.
John Maitland Mclver,
Arthur George Gayer,
John Beaver White.
SUBJECTS or GRADUATION THESES,
"The Advantages of a System of Compressed Air Distribu
Mon in City anti Country."—William Banks, Indiana.
"The Transportation and Stowage of Fuel."—Fred Barn.
•'Forced Combustion."--A. D. Belt, Wellsville.
"Plan for Abolishing a Grade Crossing at Krumrino."—
Roger Bowman, (with Damon), Philadelphia.
"Proposed Sewerage for the Village of State College."—
P. B. Breneman, (with Brewer), Saxton.
Proposed Sewerage System for the Village of State Col•
loge."—J. M. Brewer, (with Breneman), Philadelphia.
"Plan for Abolishing a Grade Crossing at Krumrine."—
A. F. Damon, (with Bowman), Darby.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 10:00 A. M.
Macrocosm and Microcostn i
ARTHUR GROROM GUYER.
..BOYD ANSPACH M 17613111
John Benton Bench,
Frank K. Mattern,
Waiter B. Waite.