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) Lama Alumni Hold Banquet
A '!,e second semi-annual banquet
Panama chapter of the Penn
.'estate Alumni Association was held
at Hotel Imperial, Colon, Panama,
on the night of September 9, 1911.
State spirit 'as much in evidence
at all times and reminiscences of col
lege days were chief topics of con
versation. Weidener told some
especially interesting tales of State
life as it was twenty years ago.
The following men were present:
F. N. Weidener, '9l; P. B. van
Dyne, 'O6; E. W. Nick, 'O7; L.
Mussina, 'O7; V. V. Veenschoten,
'O7; W. E. Hoffman, 'O9; H. A.
Pierce, '10; C. W. Markman, ex'll;
and G. W. Green, a prospective
student. B. A. Smith, 'O7 and W. L.
Hersh, 'O7, were unable to attend.
F. N. Weidener was toastmaser of
the evening and after cigars had
been lit the following toasts were
responded to: L. Mussina, 1911
Commencement; P. B. van Dyne,
Travel; W. E. Hoffman, Thoughts
of An Isthmian Freshman; V. V.
Veenschoten, Genus Homo; E. W.
Nick, Adios. Mussina told about
the larious doings last Junc. and of
the wonderful growth of the col
lege. He lament.d the seeming
lack of interest and reverence
shown by the undergraduate body
for the Alumni. Van Dyne gave an
interesting recital of his trip to Peru,
the sights of Lima, and his climb
via the wounderful Peruvian Central
Railroad through Hello, the highest
railroad station in the world, to
Cerro de Pasco, where are located
the largest copper mines in the
world. Hoffman contrasted his
reception as a freshman at State
and his reception as a freshman in
Panama and told some interesting
stories of his voyage form New
Veenschoten handled the fem-
:nine qtr....1,n in versatile fashion,
introducing several original ideas
regarding efficient management.
Nick, who resigned his position
with the Commission and who will
enter Harvard University this fall
to take a graduate course in Busi
ness Administration, bade farewell
to the Isthmus and expressed his
desire that the chapter should
flourish. Weidener replied with a
God Speed. Green responded to a
call for an impromptu and told of
his first State banquet, when he at
tended the freshman banquet of the
class of 1910, after concealing
"Bull" McCleary and "Bob" Coul
son from the then sophomores.
The gathering adjourned with a
State yell that brought several
Panamanian viligantes to the scene,
thinking a riot was in progress.
Self-examination Questions for
Every New College Boy and Girl.
Note:—The following is a list of
questions, made by President
Sparks, which should be of . interest
to all students whether new or old.
You have now passed the entrance
examination in mathematics, the
sciences, languages and the like,
either at home or at the college.
You have satisfied these tests as to
your knowledge in certain subjects.
Of even more importance to your
college career is an examination
along the more abstract lines in
dicated by these ten questions. No
written paper will be asked from you,
but some day sit down alone and
put these questions to yourself
fairly and candidly. If there are
deficiencies, you alone can make
No. 1. You have been trained to
commit (memory) and to some de
gree to reason (judgment); what
drill have you had in the develop
ment of your determination (will
No. 2. Having prepared your
lessons heretofore in the study-
The Toggery Shop
Men's Furnishings N . A. G.
Spalding & Bro's Athletic
Goods The Heidcap and
Tailormade Clothing N.
A full assortment of 6ilege
Pennants n a *a"
C. W. SMITH
South Allen Street
room under the eye of the teacher,
have you now the will power nece•-
• a y to do your tasks in your room
without supervision cr compulsion?
No. 3. Have you the strength of
will necessary to do your required
work daily regardless of interrup
tions, distractions, or the intrusion
of less important matters ?
No. 4. Do you know the differ
ence between the essentials and the
non-essentials of college life ? Give
an example of each ?
No. 5. Is your moral nature
sufficiently developed to leave home
influence and to encounter the
negative influences to be found in
every college ? Reasons for your
No. 6. Every student entering
college will eventuary choose com
panions of his or her kind and lik
ing. What is your ideal of a col
lege student ? Define the leading
c aracteristics c7f — agOod fellow."
No. 7. Have you gotten over
the infantile fallacy of blaming your
failures on the teacher instead of on
yourself ? Do you believe a teach
er ever "has it in" for a fellow ?
State an instance candidly and with
No. 8. Define each of the fol
lowing : Procrastination, "not pre
examination," "a measly grind,"
college spirit vs. college rowdyism,
mental and moral obliquity.
No. 9. In forming regular habits,
of what value is the keeping of an
expense account ? Have you ever
tried to keep a time account of
minutes used and minutes wasted
during every working day ?
No. 10. Have you read Benja
min Franklin's Autobiography,
Horace Greely's Recollections of a
Busy Life, or Samuel Smiles' Self-
Help and Character? It so, what
influence has each had on your
habits or character?
P. E. Thomas Resigns.
The excellent work done by Mr.
P. E. Thomas while acting as secre
tary of the Alumni Association and
graduate manager of the Penn State
Athletic Association is appreciated
by all State men. This position is
now being ably filled by Ray H.
Smith. 'O5, of Pittsburg, who suc
cessfully managed the Penn State
football team in 1904.
Schedule of rates to be charged
for the use of McAllister Hall for
banquets, dances and other special
occasions: $5.00 for companies
numbering 75-100 persons and
more; $3.10 for companies number
ing 50-75 persons and more; $2.00
for companies numbering 25-50
persons and more; $1 for companiis l
numbering 25 persons or less. Pay
ment should be made at the Busi
ness Office and permit for use of
said Hall secured at President's. O
125 South Mien Street
Latest creations in neckwear
and haberdashery, readymade
suits in stock. Orders taken
for made to order clothing.
M. - k(amtb.., Trop
Pool Billiards Bowling
Meek's Pool Room
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SOLE AGENT FOR
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Surplus $12.5 0 /0
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Your patronage solicited
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James M. Williams
General Tinning, Roofing
Spouting and Furnace Work
Shop; South Frazier street
Sheffler's -:- Restaurant
Pies Sandwiches Soups
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State College Dining IRacorri
Under New Management
Students' regular hoard a week $3,50 Students' single meals 35c Transient 50c
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Successor to A. H. Hartswick
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A full line of Tennis Shoes
Prepare for the Pushball Scrap
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letterpress printing •: Every
order ICtelVt.l the pen, nal
attention of the manager thus
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The Nittany Printing and
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should have a copy of the
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DYEING AND DRY CLEANING
Goods sent on Thursdays of each week
119 South Burrowes Street
F. D. WEAVER
Opposite the Pastime Both Phones
Your attention is called to
HARVEY BR OS,
Bakers and Confectioners
Full line of
Fine Fresh Clcolatas
always on hand
Ice Cream in Seasonable Flavors
Excellent service at
OUR NEW FOUNTAIN
Nittany Inn Building
The Meek Drug Store
Ray D. Gilliland, P. D.
Prescriptions a Specialty
Zovk. "Pktk V,oka.
C. A. Blanchard
Penn Avenue and Tenth Street
E. L. GRAHAM & COMPANY
Dry Goods Groceries
East College avenue
J. P. HAGMAN
Strictly : Firstclass : Tailoring
High Grade Gents Furnishings
127 S. Allen Street
R. C. PEARCE
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Groce
ries and Queensware
Hotel Block W. College Ave