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The opening event of the week was the banquet of the Alumni
Association at the University Inn on Saturday evening, June io.
This was strictly an Alumni affair, and was the first of its kind ever
held here. There were abdut fifty guests present, including mem
bers from the classes of '62, '66, '6B, '7l, '74, 'Bl, 'B3, 'B9, '9O,
'92, '94, '95, '97, '9B, '99. The evening was spent in " telling
tales out of school," singing old college songs, and feasting.
After the banquet, Geo. R. Meek, '9o, as toast-master, called upon
several of the Alumni who responded with lively and entertaining
remarks. It was decided to make it an annual affair, to become,
perhaps, what so many think that the Alumni Dinner should be.
At an early hour the affair broke up, and all departed feeling well
On Sunday morning, June xi, Dr. Lawrence M. Colfelt of
Philadelphia who for two years was so closely associated with the
student body, and highly esteemed by all, delivered the Bacca
laureate Sermon. His remarks were practical and to the point,
and were spoken with that force and eloquence which holds the
listener's attention to the end, and makes a vivid impression on
the mind. The LANCE` echoes the voice of the students in wish
ing him back next Commencement.
Monday afternoon, June 12, the Inter-class Athletic Contest
was held on Beaver Field. The Freshmen won by a score of 61
points. (See Athletic Notes.) •
JUNIOR ORATORICAL CONTEST.
The Junior Oratorical Contest was held on the evening of June
12th, Gen. James A .Beaver presiding. The following was the
1. Music, Overture, " Martha "
3. ORATION, . . .
BURKE COREET BRADY, Brookville.
The Romance of a Nation:
GEORGE CARI, SHAAD, Ralston.
. An Energetic People: