State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1904-1911, November 03, 1904, Image 4

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Published on Thursday of each week during the
college year in the interest of The Pennsylvania
State College.
W. B. HOKE, 'O5, Chief,
ALEX. HART, Jr., ’O5,
T. F. FOLTZ, ’O6,
$1.50 per year or $1.25 if paid within 30 days after
date of subscription.
Thursday Nov. 3, 1904,
This office is in receipt of too
many notices like the following:
“Mr. Editor:
Please scratch my name off your
list. My room-mate and I have de
cided to take the paper together and
it will come in his name.
With this kind support we are sup
posed to issue a weekly paper. No
reasons are given for this repudia
tion and we are at a loss to name
them. Far sooner would we receive
a good tearing out than these non
committal notes. If the sheet does
not suit you, say so. It is far from
perfect but we know that it is supply
ing demand much better than the
Lance ever did. Our contempor
aries assert that the right move has
been made. The small number of
alumni that we have been able to
reach are heartily in sympathy with
us. Yet the movement is endanger
ed by a number of fellows who have
not spirit enough to support it.
We are told that some cannot af
ford it. How many? Hands up! Most
of the fellows who are earning then
way through college are on the list
for a paid-up subscription while oth
ers with money to spare have re
fused without reason, to subscribe.
Of course two papers are not neces
sary in one room but in such case
we offer to send one home. Two
brothers rooming together can hard
ly be asked for two subscriptions.
There are no other excuses except
the quality of the paper itself and
there has been no kick on this score.
Now why is it?
A college needs advertisement
and a paper of this kind is one
of the best forms for adver
tising. It is the representative at
other colleges. Due to a lack of
this advertising most people suppose
State College is in Bellefonte. This
is an idea we want you to help us to
dispel. A large circulation is needed
and you must be a part of it. Our
opinion of a man who does not heed
this call is hardly fit to express in
Fellows, there was an occurrence
last week that demands immediate
reparation and the earnest condem
nation of every honest State man to
secure it. We refer to the stealing
by a number of students of a barrel
of cider from a poor woman whose
husband being an invalid has to sup
port the family. This woman had
secured the cider at an expense that
seems much larger to her than to the
perpetrators of the theft, and intended
the making of a winter’s supply of
applebutter. The thieves —for by
this name they would be desig
nated in any other society than
a body of college students —
came in the night and the wo
man, whose troubles are proba
bly not any too few, was put to no
small amount of worry. Now we
cannot think for a moment that these
fellows had as their express object
the injury of a poor defenceless wo
man, but at the same time we can
not exculpate them on the ground so
often chosen in defence of such ac
tion —thoughtlessness. Perhaps it
was thoughtless or through ignor
ance of all law, • but as you well
know, that does not excuse. If it
was done for glory surely the act
should be abetted by a statement
in cold print with the names of the
heroes in full display.
In this connection it is well to note
that the bulletin boards are unusually
full of notices of books taken from
the book-shelves. Nothing is easier
than to find out these second-hand
book collectors and place them with
their kind if students will but keep
their eyes open. A student body is
a good detective when it wishes to
be. See to it, fellows, that such
actions are stopped.
The action of the students at the
game last Saturday was disgraceful
in the extreme. It was not -worthy
of a prep school of any kind let
alone a college. The humiliation is
all the greater that upper classmen
were as guilty as under classmen.
When will you learn that you do not
belong on the field? The rough play
of the visiting team does not excuse
for one minute the asinine crowding
on to the gridiron that took place.
You claimed that they were not true
sportsmen. Were you any better
than they? It was truly ridiculous
when there seemed to be danger of
a free-for-all fight between the teams
to see that large bunch of little child
ren run out to stop it. Or maybe
their thought was to augment it?
Then too the men on the team are so
much smaller and more incapable of
taking care of themselves than the
giants who ran out to assist them
that perhaps these same giants had
better form a team.
Engagements with professional
teams are and should be looked
upon with disfavor. The tendency
toward excessive brutality by such
teams as exhibited on Beaver Field
last Saturday is one of the chief rea
sons for this. It is in these games
that players are most likely to be
injured. Yet when the team was
our guest they had a right to the
very best treatment —their spirit not
withstanding. Besides .you have lost