State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1904-1911, November 03, 1904, Image 2
PERSONALS 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 sity.” 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 suburbs. “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.” Cider. 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 gress. 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 tainers. Hallow^e’en 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 officer. 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.