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Published on Thursday of each week during the
college year in the interest of The Pennsylvania
ALEX. HART, Jr.,
F. M. TORRENCE,
T. F. FOLTZ, ’O6,
W. J. DUMM, ’O6,
ED. FAWKES, 'O6,
F. K. BREWSTER, ’O7
W. G. HECKATHORNE, 'O6.
C. R. OBERFELL, ’O6.
$1.50 rer 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, Jan. 5, 1905
The year just gone has been a
very prosperous one, on the whole,
for State College. The most nota
ble event was the dedication of the
Carnegie Library and the consequent
presence of Mr. Carnegie, Gov.
Pennypacker, Mr. Schwab and many
other distinguished visitors. It was
a red-letter day in the history of the
institution and the results which are
bound to come, cannot help but
have a beneficent effect on the fu
ture growth and development of the
The spirit of growth and expan
sion of which the Schwab Audi
torium was the first material indica
tion has not been allowed to die
away. In addition to the Carnegie
Library, the Agricultural Building
and McAllister Hall are substantial
marks of the progress of this "new
era.” The last named is rapidly
nearing completion, while the Agri
cultural Building is ready for occu
Along student lines of activity,
the advance has been no less marked.
The base ball season of 1904 was
a highly successful one, the most
notable achievement being the de-
feat of Princeton. The track team
rounded out a successful season by
defeating the Indians at Commence
ment. The football team, while
pursued with a run of hard luck,
managed to maintain the high stand
ard set by previous teams. The
Penn score of 6-0 and the defeat of
Dickinson at Williamsport 11-0,
stand out as the most noteworthy
events of the season.
With regard to literature, the
death of the "Free Lance,” the old
monthly, and the advent of its suc
cessor, the State Collegian, is
worthy of passing comment. As
Governor Pennypacker said "This
is an age of materialism” and in order
to conform with the spirit of this age
at State College the State Colle
gian was instituted. So far, the
publication has been kindly received.
It ought to and will succeed.
Along the other lines, social, re
ligious, etc., the tendency seems to
be ever onward. The Y. M. C. A.
under .the guidance of Secretary
Woodcock has widened its sphere of
influence wonderfully. The series
of entertainments of which four have
been given, is the best ever offered
at the College.
Truly as Dr. Atherton has often
said, ‘ ‘We have climbed the heights,
the toilsome ascent is over and we
are now on that broad, flat tableland
where so many possibilities are be
fore us.” Our past has been credi
table. Let us make the future a
The Debating club has been re
organized as announced in this
week’s issue. We have failed to
develop good debaters heretofore,
it is claimed, because there has been
no organization. This organization
is now offered. What are you going
to do with it ? Let it suffer the fate
of its predecessor ? Whatever use
is made of this club, the responsi
bility lies with you. The students
of this college can make it what they
wish. All that is required is interest.
Jump in and lend a hand and put
out a debating team next year that
will stand where one representing
State ought to stand, at the head of
the League. It's up to you!
Eckersall’s Football Shoe.
A new football shoe, invented and
owned by Walter Eckersall, the little
University of Chicago drop-kicking
quarter-back, has attracted wide
spread attention. The shoe that
Eckersall has patterned differs prin
cipally from the conventional style
in that it has a square, rigid box
toe —the toe is wide and instead of
converging, the sides of the sole are
nearly parallel, giving an oblong ef
fect. The sole is perfectly flat, en
abling the shoe to catch the ball at
a lower point, sending it higher than
the ordinary soles. The uppers are
very light, and the cleats small but
strong. Eckersall declares that he
never had so light a shoe, and that its
advantages for drop-kicking do • not
lessen its advantages for punting
and running,—The Dartmouth.
Americans Win at Oxford.'
The American Cecil Rhodes
scholars have been carrying all be
fore them at the Oxford University
Freshman sports, three of them win
ning no fewer than seven out of the
nine events. W. E. Schutt, of Cor
nell, won both the half and one mile
races, the first in 2.04 3-5 and the
other in 4,443-5. The weight and
hammer contests both fell to D. R.
Porter, of Bowdoin. He put the
weight 31 feet 1 inch. P.. M.
Young, of South Dakota, scored a
treble victory, doing 5 feet.s inches
in the high jump, 20 feet 8 inches in
the broad jump, and winning the
hurdles in 19 seconds. —The Lafay
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