The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, June 01, 1899, Image 21

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    'B9; while the Legislative and Old Students' Committdes were left
the same as last year. •
Prof. Reber reported for .Legislative Committee stating that
several communications were sent to the Alumni in the state to
enlist their influence in behalf of the College, with their respective
members in the Legislature; and that very hearty responses were
received from all quarters, and effectual work was done. Much
credit is ,due to the Alumni for the success of our legislation the
past winter, and it is hoped that more effectual organization may
be secured for the future.
Dr. J. F. Pond reported for the Committee on Old Students,
recommending that certain non-graduating students be made elig
ible to associate membership. This departure or innovation ex
tends the sociability of the student body to those who for sundry
reasons could not complete their course at College, and having a
lively , interest in P. S. C. and her success will enjoy the coopera
tionwith the Altimni to advance her interests in whatever way
their position may suggest. „
This motion was acted upon with the result that the following
amendment to the constitution was passed:—
Art. 11, Sec. i of Const.; Any person*, who has been a student
of the College department of The Pennsylwania State College for
one year, and who has.left.said department in good standing, may,
after three years, become an associate member of the Alumni As
sociation with all privileges of the Association, except voting and
holding office.
At -the sound of the bugle call Tuesday noon, the Trustees,
Delegates, and Faculty with their wives, and the Alumni and
Seniors with their parents assembled in the Armory to partake of
the Alumni Dinner. The tables were neatly set, and there was
great abundance of edibles, and while the Stopper and Fisk Or
chestra of Williamsport rendered several fine selections, the assem
bled four hundred feasted and .forgot their hunger. After the
dinner, Gen. James A. Beaver, as toast master, introduced the
following speakers in his usual good-natured way :—Bishop J. H.
,Vincent, who spoke of the advantages of 'higher education in even
. the common pursuits of life; Dr. L. Colfelt, who depicted the
:rapid growth and advancement of the College; Senator Hertzel, of
Juniata Co., who expanded upon the merits of the institution.