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—The State College band is making first class
music this fall.
—B. F. Williams has been elected captain of
the second foot-ball team.
—The cottage girls went chestnutting at Shin
gletown gap, on Friday, Sept. 28th.
—Present indicatious point towards Harrisburg
as the place to be the scene of the festivities of the
—The first meeting of the glee and banjo clubs
was held on September r9th. Some of the old
men are back and there is plenty of material in
the new ones, although the ! , seal amount of train
ing will be required.
—On Wednesday, Sept. i 2th, at it t a. in., the
college year '94•'95 opened with services in the
chapel. About one hundred new men were pres
ent, and these with the old ones who had returned
filled the hall to overflowing.
—A dancing class meets every Saturday after
noon in the band hall, and is instructed by Miss
Brew, of Bellefonte. The class is well attended by
the college men, and should have a marked effect
on the attendance at the college hops.
—On Thursday, Sept. loth, the Senior class
went to the Granger's picnic at Centre Hall in a
body and took in the Houche-kottche dancers,
and the rest of the sights. Several agencies for
the "Little Clipper" were procured.
—Gilbert Beaver, general secretary of the col
lege Y. M. C. As. of Pennsylvania, spoke to the
students on the "Progress of the Y. M. C. A."
in chapel Sunday morning, Sept. 23rd, in place
of the regular Sunday morning exercises.
—The usual Y. M. C.,A. reception to the stu
dents and friends, was held in the hails of the
two literary societies on Friday evening, Septem
ber the fourteenth. The object is to increase the
good fellowship of the students, and especially to
make the new men feel at home. The Y. M. C.
A. has done this for some years past and it has
certainly accomplished a great deal of good.
TRE FREE LANCE.
—On Thursday the 4th of October, the Senior
electricals went to Bellefonte t•- examine some
apparatus in some of the electrical plants there
and returned well satisfied with their expedition.
—The first drill of the new cadets occurred on
the front campus, Monday, Sept. 17th. The
usual amusement was afforded the onlookers. The
battalion, however, is quickly getting into shape
and promises to be the finest State has ever had.
—A new ventilating system has been placed in
the main building. The principle is to take the
pure air from outside, and after heating it, to
force it through pipes to the different rooms.
The system is in operation and proves itself very
—Dr. Atherton detained the three upper classes
in chapel on Monday morning, Sept. t7th, and
requested them to advise and help the new men
in any way they could. Some of the Sophomores
did this after a peculiar manner of their own the
—The Junior Geological class took a day off,
Wednesday, Sept. 26th, and drove to Penn's cave,
accompanied by Profs. Ihlseng and Stock. At
Lemont they stopped at Dale's cave, which has
only recently been explored. Returning in. the
evening they reported a most enjoyable time.
—The Beta Theta Pi fraternity are erecting
a new brick chapter house on the campus. It is
on a line with the main building and the armory,
west of the latter and on the new avenue leading
from the college grounds to the hotel. This is
the first fraternity house erected on the camptis.
—The number of students in the College De
partment this year shows a large increase over pre
vious years as will be shown by the following :
Freshmen class 9!, Sopliomore 53, Junior 37,
Senior 33, making a total of 254 in the College
Department. A. Prep. 50, B Prep. 32, making a
total of 82 in the preparatory department. This
makes the total number of students in the college