State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1904-1911, October 06, 1904, Image 4

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Published on Thursday of each week during
the college year in the interest of The Pennsyl
vania State College.
W. B. Hoke, ’O5, Chief,
Alex. Hart, Jr., ’O5,
T. F. Foltz, ’O6,
F. K. Brewster, ’O7
W. G. Heckathorne, ’O6,
81.60 per year or $1.25 if paid within 30 days
after date of subscription.
Entered at the Post Office, State College, Pa.
as second class matter.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1904.
We take this occasion to express
our appreciation of the kindness
of the reception tendered the State
Collegian on all sides. Many
errors and crudities, of necessity,
accompanied the first edition, due
to the inexperience and unfamil
iarity of the editors and business
managers with their duties. These,
however, will be remedied as we
proceed, and we bespeak the con
tinued kindness and indulgence of
our subscribers and advertisers to
ward our publication. It is our
firm intention to print only items
that will be of interest to the col
lege community and to make our
advertising columns as attractive to
the reader and thus as profitable to
the advertiser as we possibly can.
In this we ask your assistance.
You can help us if you will. If
there are any items about your
friends or something interesting
about the Alumni that you learn
of, drop them in the box at 323
Main, or hand them to one of the
editors. If you have any strong
ideas or opinions on college ques
tions of moment, write them out
and if they are at all reasonable
we’ll print them. If you have any
strong kicks coming, against us or
any one else, send them in. If
they won’t break us up in business
we’ll print them.
We’re not running this paper for
our health ! We’re putting it out
to benefit the college, to put State
where it belongs in the rank of in
stitutions of its own calibre. If
you’re a lojml “State man” you’ll
subscribe and help us out. If you
don’t subscribe ! Well, we have no
words to express our opinion of a
man who hasn’t “college spirit”
enough to help our enterprise. Of
course there are a few fellows who
really can’t afford to pay one dol
lar and a quarter. We are not
speaking to that class. It is our
firm opinion that there are a very
small number who belong in that
To the Alumni! At last we are
giving you a medium which will
enable you to keep in touch with
the college and its doings. It was
the constant complaint of a number
among you that the Free Dance
did not do this. We have an alum
ni column. It contains items con
cerning the movements of a few of
your members. You can greatly
increase the interest and importance
of this column by keeping us in
formed of your whereabouts and
what your classmates are doing.
Send in your subscriptions and
your news ! We need you in our
business and we think you need
us !
Before this appears in print the
cider scrap may have occurred and
the usual dispute as to the winners
may be in full swing. It would be
well if some definite understanding
in regard to the class contests were
reached at once so as to save much
wrangling. As it now stands there
are as many rules as there are per
sons interested. Among others the
principal questions involved are
those relating to time, place, and
that which constitutes a victory for
either side.
The Collegian offers these sug
gestions :
Fiist. That the area on which
the cider must be placed to be leg
ally “on the campus’’ be that ex
tending from College Ave., to the
road 'beyond the athletic field and
included between Allen street and
the white fence along the Experi
ment Station road,
Second. That the time for placing
the cider in the above district be
from 6 P. M, till midnight of any
day (except Sunday) from the date
of the wrestling match till the last
day before the Thanksgiving vaca
Third. That the Freshmen shall
be declared winners if they succeed
in placing a barrel of cider in the
required area within the required
time and in delivering some of this
cider to any Juniors.
Fourth. That the victory belong
■to the Sophomores if they foil all
attempts to place the cider on the
campus until the time limit or if
they spill or capture the first cider
that may be placed on the campus
before any is delivered to a Junior.
Fifth. That if the cider is taken
before it is within the prescribed
limits the Freshmen have merely a
financial loss and may make another
The wrestling match and the
football game are as decisive as any
contest can be, but the picture
scrap, the Freshman banquet, and
the flag scrap need considerable
definition. Upper-classmen should
take these things in hand at once
and formulate distinct rules for the
things which are necessary to gen
erate and keep up class spirit.
All the societies, clubs, organi
zations and fraternities of the col
lege can help the editors of this
paper by instructing their secre
taries to drop notices and reports
in the slot in the door of 323 Main.