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Vol. I, No. I.
Saturday, Oct. i.
3:00 P. M. —Allegheny vs. State,
Sunday, Oct. 2
x 1:00 A. M. —Chapel. Sermon by
Prof. Benj. P\ Gill.
6:30 P. M—Y. M. C. A. in Old
Chapel. Subject, Bible Study.
Address by W. J- Miller,
State Student Secretary.
Monday, Oct. 3
7:00 P. M. —C-. E. Society in
Room 20 Engineering Build
OPENING OF COLLEGE.
College opened Thursday morn
ing, Sept. 15th, with chapel exer
cises at eight o’clock. The regis
tration up to date had been a little
below that of last year at the same
time, but this was accounted for by
the. large number of old men out on
conditions. The incoming class
numbers about two hundred and
fifty men, considerably less than
had been anticipated.
President Atherton welcomed the
old and new men with his usual
felicity and gave the latter some
good advice on their future conduct
in college. After the exercises, the
rest of the day was spent in the
usual organization of classes.
Eooking about for familiar faces,
quite a number are found missing.
The Senior class numbers about
ninety, the Juniors, one hundred
and ten, and the Sophomores, one
hundred and seventy.
Among the faculty and instruc
tors there are quite a number of
new faces. We have endeavored
STATE COLLEGE, PA., 1904
to give a list which will be found in
The choir appeared much deplet
ed, but is now in a healthy and
So we start in another year. For
a good many it will be the last lap.
for many -others, the beginning.
Let us all get together, however,
and see if we cannot make this col
lege even more successful than
Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION.
The annual reception to new stu
dents was given in the College Ar
mor y Friday evening, September
16th, by the Young Men’s Christian
Association. The first half-hour
was given to handshaking and gen
eral greeting among the fellows
after which the following short pro
gram was rendered :
Invocation- The Rev. Benj. Gill, D D.
Words of Welcome,
by P. M Rainey ’O5, T>res. of the Asso,
Address Pres Geo. W. Atherton.
Address Gen. James A. Beaver
Literary Life at State- W. B. Hoke ’O5
Solo _F. J. Saunders ’O5,
“Come Brothers, Raise the Song*’
Led by the Glee Club
Although Gen. Beaver was re
covering from a recent illness he
seemed to have lost none of his old
time force, which he used, as ever,
in vigorous support of the incoming
class. A reception would hardly
be complete without the General.
He brought with him an interest
ing talker,Rev. Wilcox, a graduate
of Marietta College. The program
was supplemented by refreshments
consisting of ice cream, cake, and
coffee. Everything contributed to
Capt. C S Forkum
..Prof G. C. Butz.
Price Five Cents
make it one of the most successful
and enjoyable receptions ever given
by the Y. M. C. A. of this college".
The long-deferred annual wrest
ling match between the Sophomores
and Freshmen finally occurred on
Wednesday evening, Sept. 28th.
The whole student body assembled
on Beaver field to see the cham
pions of the two classes battle on
the mat. The wrestlers and their
weights were as follows :
T B. Smith, ’O7 137
Lorah, ’OB 138 "
Kunkle easily won the first two
heavy weight bouts for the Sophs
and Leathers as easily won the
middle weight point for the Fresh
men, notwithstanding that Mumnia
put up a game fight against his
heavy opponent. The first bout
of the light-weights was the chief
event of the evening. It lasted one
hour and a quarter and finally re
sulted-in a draw. In the other two
trials Lorah seemed to lose con
fidence and Smith won the point for
1907. Very little science was dis
played except in the light-weight
The substitutes for 1907 were
Rainey, Staud, Tawney and Wil
son and for 1908, Van Horn, Bow
dine and Finklestein.
No College man should allow his
studies to interfere with his educa