The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, November 01, 1899, Image 20

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    <Tc EAT has the editor got to say now ?" remarked the
critic who delighted in tearing all to pieces such would-
be sage utterances. What ? Nothing! You don't
mean it! It's too good to be true. Well, well, nothing to say.
Why, he's like a parrot with its neck rung. Nothing to say.
Ha, ha," and he laughed loud and long.
But the critic was mistaken for once, for the editor had several
things that he wanted to say. In fact he had just taken his
chair, seized his pen, and begun spilling the red ink, when there
was a knock at the door, and in walked Mr. Alumnus. The
editor gave him a hearty greeting, invited him to a chair and a
smoke, and they began talking over college matter's.
"By the way," said the Alumus. " I'd like to tell the students
a thing or two that's all fact and no fancy."
" Well, sir," replied the editor heartily. " You shall have the
opportunity." •
And hastily jumping up, he seated the Alumnus in his chair
and said
" Fire away!" for,said he, —" If I have anything worth saying,
it will keep like all good things; and if I haven't, it were better
left unsaid."
AN Alumnus who believes that he has had fairly good oppor
tunities to study the financial: side of athletics at State
wishes to make use of the LANCE to express a few observa
tions which, while they may do no good, cannot at least do any
For years past, it has invariably been the case that commence
ment time has found the Athletic Association some few hundred
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