State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1904-1911, November 03, 1904, Image 2

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Mrs. K. E. Annis is visiting her
father, Professor Gill,for a few days.
Her husband has been for eight
years Professor of Mathematics in
Hartford Connecticut High School,
but has recently gone into business
with his brother in Chattanooga,
Tenn. Mr. Annis was at Johns
Hopkins University at the sametime
as Professors Willard and Tudor.
Alumni Notes
Dr. F. J. Pond, ’92, attended the
inaguration of President Luther, at
Trinity College last week, as official
delegate representing the Stevens In
stitute of Technology.
Dr. G. R. Wieland, ’92, is com
plimented in the preface of G. Hil
ton Scribner’s Monograph, “Where
Did Life Begin?” as follows:
‘ ‘These researches have been sup
plemented on the plant side in a re
markable manner by the careful
paleontological investigations of Dr.
George R. Wieland of Yale Univer
Bears in an Eastern Town
The following was taken from the
Denver “Post:”
“Bellefonte, Pa., Oct. 25 —Ten
bears invaded this place Saturday
and after killing one horse and sev
eral pigs and spreading terror among
like stock generally started through
the main street, routed the Saturday
crowds in several stores and wound
up by besieging twenty or more in
habitants in a yard of one of the
“From here the bears went to
Farransville, a suburb, where an un
successful attempt was made by a
party of farmers to stop them.
With wild snorts they turned on the
farmers, who fled for shelter.
‘ ‘The bears made no effort to fol
low, but turned their attention to a
horse which had been tied to a fence
in a yard. The farmers fired, but
not before the bears had despatched
the horse.
‘ ‘Three bears were killed by the
volley and others, losing courage,
fled back to the mountain ridges.”
The Freshmen brought their cider
on the campus Tuesday evening.
It was a pretty ruse. A class meet
ing had been called and when this
was adjourned Ihe Freshmen gave
their class yell follcv. ed by the col
lege yell. This was the signal for
the barrel to be driven on encased
in a laundry basket. The Sopho
more guards a.loved this to pass the
lines unchallenged, little thinking as
they gazed cn Ihe innccent basket
-that it contained the prize. When
the barrel reached the waiting
“Freshies” they socn tumbled it to
the ground and placed it on the
campus. Api in the type would in
dicate very well what followed.
Both sides claim the victory and the
dispu’e has not yet been settled.
Y. M. C. A
A me st significant feature of
Christian work among our American
colleges is the expanding inteicst
taken in Bib'e study. Last year the
number cf stndcnls enrolled in this
study was over 25,000. This year
the number will probable reach 35,-
000 or 40,000. It is interesting to
to note that the need group system
is being taken up by the fiaternities
at Cornell, Brown, Mass. Institute cf
Technology, Lehigh, Syracuse, and
Washington and Jefferson. Fraternity
classes have been organized and aie
being conducted.
The Asscciation in the U. S. Mili
tary Academy at West Point is uni
que in many particulars. Ninty
per cent of the cadets’ belong to ir
and about 50 per cent are enrolled
in Bible classes. Considering the de
mands made upon the cadets time
and the exacting nature of their du
ties this is a remarkable showing.
The president of the Association is
Liters, who was the first foreigner to
scale the walls of Fekin during the
siege in 1900 for which service he
was voted special honors by Con
The Ladies Entertain
Hallow-e’en was spent at the La
dies’ Cottage in a very appropriate
manner. The Cottage was decorated
with autumnal verdure and a color
scheme was tastefully carried out.
Guessing ccnfests ard a Hallow-e’en
f ns: mads the evening pass pleas
antly. Ghost stories by Dr. Clark
and Prof. Woods were original and
extraordinarily impressive. The
guests departed at a late hour voting
the ladies very successful enter
According to the time honored
custom all Freshmen were required to
guard the campus on Monday night,
October 31, cslensib’y to “prevent
depredations about the College
wen'ises;” .rally to afford oppor
tunity for the annual free-for-all
scrimmage. All classes took part,
from Preps to Senior, and all en
joyed a thoroughly noisy good time.
The celebration was not continued so
late as usual, but rvhile it lasted it
was fully up to State’s standard of
roughness —and good nature.
Trial Debate.
A tiial debate was held in the old
Chapel Friday evening, October 28,
for the purpose of-selecTng the Col
lege team to meet Dickinson at Car
lisle on December 12. The judges
were Dr. Benjamin Gill, Dr. G. G.
Pond, and Dr. E. W. Runkle. Pro
fessor F. L. Pattee was the presiding
The question discussed was “Re
solved, that Labor Unions are inimi
cal to the public welfare.” Theie
were fifteen competitors fortheteam,
and of those fifteen the following
men were chosen:
L. B. Smith ’O6,
W. F. H. Wentzel ’OB,
R. M. Remick ’OB,
For alternate, H. M. Brancher ’OB
Policemen—“lTere dutchy, why
don’t you water your horse?”
Wilhelm —“Vat is der use? He
vas a bay.”—Ex.