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a name. That the spirit is much better and that there is m more of it now than at any time since any of the present students have been coming to the Institute is true, but that the crest of the curve is still some considerable number of small squares further up is true also.

Therefore, in that part of the season which still remains le us not lie back and let things go, but let us fight the harder cheer the louder. "It isn't the fact that you're licked tha counts, it's how did you fight ?" And how did you help fight

In accordance with a wish of the President, the Senior Junior Classes appointed committees to confer with a commi from the Faculty with the idea of deciding as to what soci



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1. The regular student functions of the Stevens Institute of Technology shall hereafter cbe three in number and be k 6 as the "Junior Promenade?" Senior Dance, " and "Junior Reception to Graduation Class." 2. The Stevens Institute will contribute towards the expenses of these functions to the extent of furnishing the decorations hereinafter specified, and will appoint some person who will be responsible for the putting up and taking down of said decorations and for their safe keeping. 3. The Stevens Institute will also furnish light, heat, water, and the attention of an engineer (and a n assistant if required) and help for cleaning-. 4. The decorations shall include: At least as much drapery as wa$ used at the recent Junior Promenade, which shall be kept in a satisfactory physical condition; the extra lights borrowed from the Class of 1904; those purchased by the Class of 1906; and the electric light bulbs and sockets for the draperies: such extra lights with the necessary wire to cost an amount not to 70.00 as follows: L aW p si oft C l y 1904, - - - - $15.00 -1906, 14.00 Electric bight Bulbs and Sockets for draperies, 23.50 Wire and Labor, 17.50


$70.00 5. The cost of heating, lighting, attendance of engineer (and assistant if necessary), and for half of cost of cleaning building, for each function, shall not exceed Be it further known, that the above contributions towards the expenses of the three functions named will be given by the Stevens Institute, provided: 1. The Senior and Junior Classes contribute each $5.00 annually for rendwals and additions to decorations, and2. The class giving a function will appoint a committee of not less than five members, when notified to do so by a member of the Faculty appointed for this purpose, which committee will assist the person in charge of the decorations with the work of putting them up and taking them down. 3. Any special decorations (in addition to those specifid above) which may be provided by the students shall be paid for by them, and the Institute shall not be called upon for the help of a mechanic for these special decorations unless such help is authorized by the member of the Faculty referred to above. The putting in and taking out of these special decorations must also be under the direct control of the person who isin charge of the regular decorations. Signed for tthe Seniors by G. I. BRANCH, Juniors ' M. G. FARRBLL, 11 Faculty " Amx. C. Hua'ne~RBxS. t




Field Day, The annual Inter-Class Field Games will be held at the Cricket Grounds on Wednesday, May 31. The Field Day Committee consists of Stout '06, Scofield '06, McGall '07, and Atwater '08. Give your entries to any of these men as early as possible. The events will include : Running broad jump 100 yard dash Running high jump 220 yard dash 440 yard run Shot put (12 lbs. ) 75-yard hurdles Half-mile run Mile run Inter-class mile relay In each event in which six or more contestants enter, three medals, gold, silver and bronze, will be awarded to the holders of first, second and third place respectively. First place counts 5, second 3 and third 1 point. According to an amendment which will probably go into effect this week, the Athletic Association will award numerals to those men winning four or more points. The members of the victorious relay team will also receive their numerals. A banner will be presented to the class winning the greatest number of points. Now is the time for the Class Relay teams to get together. Three men will be sent by the Association to the I. C . A. A. A. A. Meet at Philadelphia, May 26-27. The die for the medals will probably be changed and the latter be made heavier. -

Calendar* R E H E A R S A I . S à ‘ O ~ Cevery ~ ~ S ~Monday ~~ torim. Mandolin Club, Mondays and Thursdays at 4.10 P. M. in Prof. Denton's room. LACROSSE PRACTICEÑEV~~ day at the Cricket grounds. BASH-BALL PRACTICEÑEV~~ day at the Castle Point grounds. TENNIS T O U R N A M E N Tday à ‘for ~V the ~~ next few weeks. FRIDAY, May 5-~oncert of the Clubs at Forest Hill. SATURDAY, May +Lacrosse game with Swarthmore at Hoboken. Base-Ball game with St. Francis Xavier at New York. WEDNESDAY,May 10-Base-Ball game with C. (2. N. Y. at Hoboken. THURSDAY, May 11-Freshman-Sophomore Lacrosse game. SATURDAY, May 13-lacrosse game with Lehigh at Hoboken. WEDNESDAY, May 17-Base-Ball game with Pratt PdStitute at Hoboken. THURSDAY, May 18-Freshman-Sophomore Lacrosse game. FRIDAY, MAY19-Senior Dance in Carnegie laboratory. SATURDAY, May ZQ-Lacrosse game with Cornell at Soboken.

Those who care for the pame, whether good players or not, are; asked to meet in Prof. Webb's room a t four o'clock on Monday,~ the 8th, t o discuss the formation of a club.



Lacrosse. HOPKINS.

I n the preliminary practice they showed up pretty well, but, in the first half of the game they appeared to be too frightened: to hold the ball. Sven the veterans from last year were affected: to such an extent that when the team obtained the ball they .

make a showing, of which we may be proud, let every man use his head. Remember that brains and rattle" don't go together. Remember that system doesn't mean thoughtless expenditure of energy. We have good material, which with ginger, snap, and brainy work can give any of our opponents a hard fight. The game: The whistle blew at 3.40, and almost directly from the face off the ball was carried down the field and caged by Knipp. From this point the team went to pieces and Hopkins by beautiful team work rolled the score up to 5-0 in the first ten cliautes of play. During a mix up in front of our goal, Pinkney was laid out with a badly crushed hand. Before the close of the half Hopkins had scored four more goals, making the score 9-0. Goals were shot by Strobhar, 3; Dill, 2; Knipp, Erianger, Chambers and E-iidgins. In the second half our men Ă‚ÂĽseemeto have been benefited by the talk received between the halves and played a faster game, but still far from their form-. Hopkics goal was threatened more often, but the shots were wild. Finally Dill scored twice, and was soon followed by Knipp. Score 12-0. Here 'hrner in checking a man fell heavily and sprained his. arm badly, but continued playing although evidently in great pain. Knipp and Dill each scored again, and then, in one of the few exhibitions of lacrosse by Stevens, Davis shot our only goal. Before t h e was called. Dill scored for Hopkins, In the second half Davey played a good game for Stevens. Final score, Hopkins, 15. Stevens, I, HOPKINB.



On Saturday, April 29, the team played the Crescent A. C., Second team, at Bay Ridge. The gatoe was played on a wet, slippery field, and part of the time in a cold drizzle. The halves were only fifteen minutes long, and.this, with the bad field, kept the score down as low as it was. The work was much better than in the Hopkins game, and at times was almost brilliant. Although the Crescents played some first team men we easily outplayed them, our defense doing especially good work. The game: The first fifteen minutes was not very exciting as the ball was mostly in our attack. Owing to the wet field and slippery





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sticks accurate passing and shooting was impossible. ~ f t & {, . qwy good shots at goal MeKinlay scored o w only goal in tlife: lialf. Score 1-0. The second period, showed several ch 4Spencerwas relieved and Ccwenhoven cattie defense moving up one position, placing R Miy-ray at first attack. The play was faster, and in a shinney.-. match in front of the goal the ball was rolled in by Davis. S O Q ~ .


after this Murray scored the last point. During this half Eden-. koetter made several good stops. Final score~Stevecs3j Cres- -

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Titee of halves fifteen miante~i

Results of Other Games. LACROSSE. A T l 15-hehigh ~ 2; U. of P.,3. 9; Columbia, 3, t A. Ct,6; Harvard, 2 . ' 29ÑCrescen A. C+, 6;N. Y. LacrosseClub, 2. #. 29ÑSwartlitnore 9; Mt. Washington, 6. ' 29ÑHopkins 4; W g h , 3. MAY IÑColumbia 2; U. of P., 1.

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N o we are not dead and if we were licked a dozen times stffl -ye are not dead. We are coming out strong an Sattffdsy at 'fbe game aad support the team in good spirits. That's what we Mi% @&@ to do from now till the end of the season,. 8tt6ceP . to dl<^Eo keep at it. Thi~fewf the fun you're L.L.


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Base-Ball. The Stevens Baseball Club played Peddie Institute at Hightstown, N. J., on Saturday, April 22, and lost by a score of 15-2. Peddie played a fine all-round game while Stevens did the reverse. SCORE BY INNIMB8.

8 0 6 0 1 0 8 8 x-16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 &Ă&#x192;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; Batteries : Peddie-Clark, McConagh and Blair. Stevens-Sturges and Critchlow. -TOE,


Although not much has been heard of the Peddie Institute team, it is nevertheless a remarkably strong one. Feddie has the services of a professional coach, and Pitcher Clark has a record of allowing only one hit in the three games previous to that with Stevens. Some have expressed the opinion that they would stand a good show with some of the big college teams. The hard practice of the last week has braced up the infield considerably and the coming games should be well contested. On Saturday, April 29th, the Stevens Baseball Club traveled to Forest Hill, N. J., to play the Forest Hill Field Club. Rain prevented the game from taking place.

Senior Dance. On Friday evening May 19th, the Senior Dance will be held at the Carnegie b b . and it is hoped that a goodly number of the upperclassmen will attend. Por the last two or three years there has been a decided tendency on the part of the men of the upper classes not to attend each others class dances, the Seniors the Junior From, and the Juniors the Senior Dance. This is certainly to be regretted and we sincerely hope- that this year's Junior Class will create a worthy precedent and show their good will by turning out in force on the 19th of this month. President Humphreys by his efforts has raised and is still endeavoring- to further raise the standard of the Institute. WonJt you men by your presence raise the standard of its social events. Through the generosity of the Institute we are enabled to dispose of the tickets at the reasonable rate of $4.00. Muller's orchestra of seven men will provide the music, and all who come are assured of a good time, J. E. LANDVOIGT, '05, Chairman.






A meeting of the baseball team was held Friday, and Am- .


berg '05 was elected permanent captain. The baseball team has not been very successful in the first part of the schedule~onlywinning one out of five games. The individual work has been very good, but the men don't play together, and this lack of team work has been the cause of our defeats. However, the worst games have been played, and by hard practice during the rest of the season the team should win the majority of the remaining contests. H. R. B.

Tennis is progressing very favorably and the Club seems to be on a good footing, there being about twenty members enrolled. Some of the members have done a large amount of talking but seem to have overlooked such a small thing as paying their dues. The Club needs money to pay for its nets etc., and it is up to the members to support it. The dues are one dollar per term and if a fellow cares to play tennis he can at least part with such a moderate sum. Meets have been arranged with Hackensack High School and Webb Academy. These will be good, interesting matches and every member of the Club has a chance to make the team. The Club has the use of two courts at the Cricket Grounds on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and also Saturday mornings. Get busy fellows-join the Club and make it possible for the School to make a name for itself in G . 0. S. ( S . S . '05.) Tennis. Prof. Walker was confined to his home last week,by illness.

Business. The "Engineering Record," of April 15th, contains an editorial commenting' on President Humphrey's book, Business Features of Engineering- Practice." I t speaks of the volume as e one of the most gratifying signs seen in some time of the growing revolt against impractical technical education." Continuing' further on the association of business knowledge with an education such as we receive at Stevens, the editor states,: A technical school which does not tell its undergraduates how to do business safely with business men is not fulfilling its obligations to them. Some of the young men from these schools have an exaggerated idea of the value of their ability, . . . and have no idea at all of the many things they must learn to be of real use in the world. This defect is due to the distorted perspective of their future work. The money side of it, and all that pertains to it, they do not understand; and so they are not only unable to help others, but they are defenseless against others. " . . . . c The professional work of the engineer,. 4 t




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from beginning to end, involves a consideration of costs as well as the laws of nature." . . . I t is this lack of appreciation of the importance of commercial methods that has kept engineers in the back row so many years. The wails about lack of appreciation of engineering talent reveal only a failure to grasp the spirit of the times; they accomplish no good and merely amuse the men who are doing things. Any man who thinks that a goodly store of technical data is all that is needed to make him a successful engineer has a serious jolt in store for his selfesteem. " Techical information is necessary for success, but so is ability to use that information effectively and to make other people know where to go for technical advice. In order to convince capitalists and official boards of the importance of his recommendation, the engineer must come down from the rarified atmosphere of his scientific workshop and talk to these people in a way that can be understood. H e must use their language, and that is the language of business. Unless he learns it thoroughly he will never be very successful; he will fritter away his abilities against the barrier of commercial surroundings, and will waste the gifts he ought to employ for useful ends."



WHEN T H E OLD TOWN'WAS NEW.* They had no science in the days Whose loss we now deplore, And fair Hoboken's woody steeps Oierlooked a peaceful shore, The dancing waves were not disturbed By twin- propeller screw, They left cold water quite alone When this old town was new. The only ' 'sines ' ' were tavern signs, Not cosines a or b For those, or tangent ( X -1- Y ) They didn't care a d. They just knew how to multiply And that twice one makes two; They didn't have "race suicide " When this old town was new. Ah, could we be short-circuited Back to those simple days, Defy old Ohm and all his laws And Mr. Xhis rays, We'd let the nitric acid go Our pleasure to pursue, And make it hotter here to-night



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The Engineering Society. T o the Editor o f The Stute:

The object of this letter is to set before the students of 1 Stevens, and more especially the '06 and '07 men, the position of the Engineering Society. This Society was founded May 20, 1887, by members of the Junior class, for the study of engineering problems and the investigation of kindred subjects. Since that time it has been carried on from year to year with varying degrees of success and more or less interest. I t has at all times had a very creditable roll of members of which a few have been active and many passive. Some of the Professors now at the Institute were members during their college course here. A few years ago an attempt was made to build up the Society and a committee did some work on a constitution, either revising an -\ old one or writing a new one. 4 Now follows a statement of fact. This is a time of revival of interest in various directions at Stevens. Due to the Publicity Bureau, Stevens is becoming better known. The publishingof a bi-weekly paper tends to bring various information before the student body and in all ways there is a general awakening. With such surroundings there is no reason why the Engineering Society should not join the upward movement and become a factor in the college life, and a society to which every Junior and L I. Senior should be proud to belong. All Juniors and Seniors are eligible for membership and among the number there will be a great deal of latent infomation. That is, each one will have some subject in which he 1s particularly interested and about which he probably knows Something that the others have not heard. I t is around this as a nucleus that the Society is to be conducted next year. There is no object in making it a duty for anyone who feels it a bardm to speak ; but there is, no reason why the fellows should no













together for at least one hour in two weeks to talk over what is to be their life profession. Of course, this is the principal object of the Society but there is much to be gained by enlisting the aid of the Faculty. Besides any personal talks and assistance they might give us. they would of course help Us in getting outside men to speak before the Society and its friends. I t is essential that we hear from good practical men who have won success in the engineering profession. The benefit to be derived from such talks is incalculable and will greatly aid us in preparing for our future work as engineers. So far, mention has been made of direct engineering subjects only, but the consideration of problems of capital and labor is of vital interest to an engineer and he should be prepared to deal with them. From another point of view, something might be accomplished in the meeting in the way of citizen training, lly extemporaneous speaking, debate, and the practice of Parliamentary Law. Doubtless, during the year other important features might be added so that, taken all in all, the Society could be made a very essential element of the college life. But don't let any one think that the Society is going to run itself. I t is primarily for the fellows and by the fellows. What the Society accomplishes next year as well as what each man gets out of it personally will depend upon the effort of each man in '06 and '07. Respectfully, E. H. PALMER,Press-Elect. The meeting of the Engineering Society on April 28, was . held in order to receive the report of the committee appointed to draw up a constitution. The proposed, constitution and by-laws were read, one article at a time, and opportunity was given for thorough discussion. I t was decided, however, that on account of the small number present no definite action should be taken. We go to press too early to include an account of the meeting held on May 4th, at which the Society intends to again consider the committee's report. The fourth meeting of the 1907 Engineering Society was held on April 19th in Prof. Knapp's room. Mr. Dienst presided. The papers presented were very interesting and were well prepared. The following were the subjects treated : I I Pennsylvania Freight Yards," A. L. Duhart. Manufacture of Watches," I,,A. Demarest. c Refrigerating," J. G. O'Keefe. Locomotives,'' R. D. O'Neil. Magnetic Separation of Iron Ore," J. S. Pellet. 'n Manufacture of Bells, " A. M. Norris. Calculation of Drop in Electric Circuits," J. C. Devlin. Central R. R. Drawbridge," H. M.Hoe. The meeting which was to be held on April 26th was postPaned to May 3rd. I?, A. S , it








Tennis. The two tennis courts have been in almost Constant use during the last three weeks. I t has generally been necessary for four to play on a court and for partners to be selected by lot, This is certainly not conducive to good playing. We expect to play N. Y. U. in two or three weeks, but under the present conditions our team can hardly show what Stevens is able to dx'> at tennis. More courts are needed, and it is hoped that we trill have two new ones before next Fall. A back-stop has b e n erected at each end of the clay court. This makes it unnecessary to hire boys to run after the balls. , The tournament started this week with an entry list of over fifty. Notice of the championship matches will be posted on the bulletin board.

Faculty Notes. A fund is being raised for the construction of a building to house all the workshops of the Institute. Through the efforts of' Mr. A. R. Wolff, one of the trustees of the Institute, two paid subscriptions of $2500 each, are already in hand for the purpose. Pres. Humphreys has been made one of the twenty-five trusteesof the $10,000,000 fund recently created by Andrew . Carnegie for pensioning retired teachers in universities, colleges and technical schools in the United States, Canada and New' Foundland. The "Book of Information" compiled by the faculty for the students is now about ready to go to press. As its name implies, it will contain all the information and rules concerning the students in their relation to the Institute. I t will dispense with the numerous notices posted on the bulletin boards. The faculty has again been obliged to post a notice callin attention to the defacing of Institute property by students, t.1 recent offence being the marking up of walls. The class Ot. fellows who indulge in this habit constitutes but a very small percentage of the student body, for no one with a sense of cornnlon decency would commit such an offence. Prof. Denton recently visited Rochester to see the refrigera ting plant of the Eastman Kodak Co., which is novel in that lt operates with brine at 30' below zero, Fahrenheit. I t is usedto precipitate moisture from the air in the room in which the photographic plates are dried. T h e plant is most admirably equipped, each of the various pumps being driven through cha;n traflfiffllssion by independent variable-speed motors



We are happy to state that there is no foundation in fact for the rumor that Prof. Bristol is about to sever his connection with the Institute. The professor feels that owing to the steady growth of the Bristol Company he cannot, under existing conditions, do justice to both the Institute and his business. He has therefore arranged with the faculty to spend only six months of each year (beginning on Nov. 1st and ending on May 1st) in teaching. By this arrangement the preliminary instruction will be given by the assistant professor, the work in higher analytical geometry and integral calculus being carried on by Prof. Bristol himself.

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At a class meeting the following men were appointed on a 'committee to take charge of the class present to the Institute, W. 0. Borclierdt (chair. ) and I,. C.Everett.




H. Geiger, a former 1906 man, is now at the West Point Military Academy and is one of "The Point's" staff of baseball pitchers. He recently pitched against Harvard and Trinity. The '06 track team has re-elected H. T.Gayley, captain. 1807 if i On Wednesday, April 24th, Prof. Pond took the B" section out to inspect the blast-furnaces of the firm of Joseph Whartvn. & Co., located at Wharton, N. J. The "A" section made the same trip on April 29th.


The freshman lacrosse team has beaten the team from Brooklyn Boy's High by a score of 12-1 and also the team from Brooklyn Poly. Prep. by 3-0. Roberts has been elected permanent captain. The lacrosse team played theif first game with Hoboken High School on April 19th. Although all the candidates were given a trial, the team easily wop by a, score of 14 to 0. Work on the transparencies for the Calculus Cremation has already begun. This year every four members of the class will beerequestedto make a frame for the transparencies, the lumber being supplied by Ă&#x201A;ÂĽthe,classthus greatly decreasing the expense. Prof. Gunther will take charge of the class in mathematics for the rest of the year.


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Within the somewhat narrow scope of my knowledge of the colleges there is one at which there exists a custom which ap. pears good and worthy of thought. It's a custom of touching the hat to members of the Faculty-not tipping but merely tpuching. It's a form of salute that seems fitting and while it is a simple thing it fills a "gap' '-brings the Faculty and the Students into closer harmony. I& me dwell on that "gap" a little more. Without deceiving ourselves we, perhaps, both realize that it does exist. we ought to agree that it should not exist. We ought to work for its elimination. Discontent, lack of respect and the spirit to ki& are conditions which will never be bettered until there is a change change toward real harmony of action and a unity of purpose. Agree with me that it's evolution-this c h a n g e a n d you agree that it's a change for time and effort to accomplish. Let each solve its own side of the question and yet for yo.uĂ&#x192;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tt s t u d e n t s ~ l e tme suggest. Your side of the remedy lies in an increase of respect for age and ability ; in sincerity when necessary, jollity when possible and in truth-to-self in everything. Remember that every time a fellow goes away at the end of Us college career discontented it's another fellow who has never acquired love for his Alma Mater. A man graduating with the poetry knocked out of his college life doesn't make much of an Alumnus. I tell you the thing is important. Close the gap.'' COSYCORNER .-if ADAM'S ALE. When you buy a pear or apple And you pay well for the sale, You get ten per cent. of substance And the rest is Adam's Ale. If your house becomes ignited And the fire squad you hail, You will suffer some by fire And the rest by Adam's Ale. When you're spending your vacation I n a hotel known as Jail You can feed on good old rye bread And your drink is Adam's Ale. When you're buying stock in Wall street Then the brokers never fail, For they give you little value And the rest is Adam's Ale.




The last reunion of the members in New York previous to the Scranton meeting was held on the evening of Tuesday, April 25th, at No', 12 West 31st street. Mr. Gus. C . Henning read a paper on Diamonds," and discussed the following points: ' ' What are Diamonds ?' ' The Properties of Diamonds," " Methods of Working Diamonds, " " Machinery Used in Making Diamonds," "The Brilliant or Jewel." The lecture was illustrated with lantern slides and some special apparatus presenting the optical peculiarities of the diamond and their relations to its use.






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