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WHAT ARE YOU DOING ? * B Y EDMUND VANCE COOKS.
Do you lazily nurse your knee and muse ? Do you contemplate your conquering thews With a critical satisfaction ? But yesterday's laurels are dry and dead And to-morrow's triumph is still ahead; To-day is the day for action. Yesterday's sun: is it shining still ? To-morrow's dawn: will its coming fill To-day, if to-day's light fail u s ? Not so. The past is forever past; To-day's is the hand which holds us fast, And to-morrow may never hail us. The present and only the present endures, So it's hey for to-day ! for to-day is yours For the goal you are still pursuing'. What you have done is a little amount; What you will do is of lesser account, But the test is, what are you doing ?
The Past Football Season. Well boys, the football season is now a matter of historyhistory with which we may well be satisfied. When we consider that the obstacles confronting' athletics at Stevens are many, we must give credit to the teams,-both scrub and varsity,-for the excellent and faithful work done. We have bad many discomforts and hardly any of the comforts of an arduous football season. W e have had to do without a gymnasium, a swimming tank, shower or rub-down even ; the last being something which we should not lack with such a strenuous and. ambitious set of Freshmen as we get nowadays who would no doubt be only too happy to avail themselves of this honor. We have certainly appreciated our new football field-many a fellow has come out who would have been discouraged by the thought of a daily tramp to and from the cricket grounds. This is indicated by the fact that on many days we have had four full teams out for practice. With only three of the men leaving the Institute this year and with a capable captain already elected, the .indica^*Reprinted from a recent number of The Sahdrday Eftmm.
lions for a successful season next year are most favorable. Tfie coaching, too, of McClave will prove invaluable for lie has taught the men real football. Coach McClave has been on the whole, well pleased with the season's work, his one criticism being that the men have had no knowledge of their real strength. He thinks that if they will r d i e this next season, Stevens will put out a football team equal to, if not better than those of the smaller colleges. The work done was even better than a casual glance at the scores would indicate, some of the points against us being toe result of our misfortunes rather than of poor playing on our part. It may be remembered that the highest score against us was 11-0 which is offset by better ones in o w favor. I t is now very evidently the duty of all men who have been doing work on the teams to get down to their studies and to establish good records for themselves in the Institute in order to be eligible for the team next year. We want every man who has played on this year's team to come out next year but if he if he will have been forced to leave the Institute or is loaded up with conditions, he can't come out, can he? The support of the team by the student body has been excellent and it should be continued. I t is only by their most loyal support that athletics at Stevens can occupy a proimnent position in the college world. C . M. KALTWASSSK,Capt.
NOTIC%-we want every man in college to use the columns of this paper to expound to the student body his views on any subject. We want matter stamped with earnestness of purpose and ringing with the enthusiasm of one who knows he is right. Save all your knocks for LINK,but give us some good common sense opinions. BD. or EDS.
Calendar. R B H a ~ ~ s ~ ~ Ã ‘ O r c h eevery s t r a Monday at 4 P. M. in Auditorium. Mandolin Club, Mondays and Thursdays at 4.10 P. M. in Prof. Denton's room. Glee Club, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 4 P. M. in Auditorium. Banjo Club, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 P. M. -- in Prof. Ganz's room. FRIDAY, DSc. 2-STEVENS SMOKBR AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL. ENGINSBRING SOCIETY to-day in Carnegie Laboratory HallPaper by Borcherdt '05. (See article,) FSIEAY, Dm. 23Ã‘Christina vacation begins.
4- # Of course most of us have already decided to go to the Smoker, but if there are any who have not so decided there is still time in which those may arrange plans to be present. .-I I t is the last chance some of us will have to attend an InstiI tute Smoker as undergraduates. Ought we, can we, let this ;: last chance slip by ? The Seniors, especially, should show the underclassmen what to do and how to yell. You Juniors should come, too, to have a good time, to yell, ., to smoke, and all that; but also to see how this year's Smoker ; is run off, so that when next year's Smoker comes round, you, as top-0'-the heap then, can make that an improvement upon ; this. The Sophomores and Freshmen will naturally want to be on i:' hand to support the representative of their respective classes in the wrestling matches and the cane spree. The Freshmen-\ Sophomore duel at yelling is still to be decided, and the question . is not " Can I afford to come?" but "can I really afford to stay away?" . . I t is hoped and expected that the Prep. delegation this year ' will be larger and more representative than ever before. Noughty nine's turn is coming ! The programme includes numbers by each of the musical . clubs, Magic by Messrs. Mannix '08 and Lichtenstein '08, the postponed Heavyweight Cane Spree, lightweight and Middleweight Interclass Wrestling- Bouts, Free Smokes and Free Soda , Water. Tickets, Fifty Cents. Odd Fellows' Hall, December . Znd, eight o'clock, p. m. Â
Mr. S. H. Lott, Stevens 1903, has joined the corps of instructors in the department of drawing. , "
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Inspection Tripsto local power stations for Seniors will be made during the second term. The Junior Inspection Trips will also be made during the second term.
The seating capacity of Prof. Webb's room is being increased by the removal of the glass partition which forms the north wall. Additional seats will be placed and the room will then accommodate the larger sized classes with much more comfort.
the Main Inspection Trip with a number still in doubt so that the representation from the class is expected to be larger this year than in a number of years past. It is planned to have the trip take place during the first week of the Intermediate Term, early in February. A complete itinerary will be published in the next issue of STUTK. Seniors will use the six weeks orecedincr commencement Day in preparing their graduation theses w i t h the exception of possibly two or three lectures a week there will be no classroom exercises during this period. We understand that Seniors whose standing is satisfactory and who have good subjects for theseti the examination of which cannot be put off until the end of the year, may be excused from attending recitations while the necessary readings, etc., are being taken, provided they make up their lost time. This does not mean, however, that such students will be permitted to leave before the end of the college year.
President Humphreys has been preparing a set of notes for use in connection with his lectures on Business Engineering to the Seniors. These are now almost ready for the printer. For the present, they will include articles by the President on Accounting, on Depreciation and on a number of questions of smaller importance with which difficulty has been experienced in the classroom. A very ably written article on Commercial Law, written by Mr. Howard E. White, a prominent member of the New York Bar, and a reprint of Mr. Kerr's address to last year's graduating class are included in the set. It is the President's plan to make these notes the nucleus for an authoritative text-book on his subject.
Protect Your Own Property. Up there at Castle Point there are about five acres of land that are ours. Hoboken pests (the ruleless small boy) overrun these grounds, break young trees of their branches, and mind you-that is your land. They have no right there, and mean no good by their presence. Begin to-day and do your share in the establishment of a precedent "for the removal of the h a l l boy." Chase them off, give them a boost, scare them half to death, and they will tire of.the treatment sooner or later. Be persistent. -
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About a score of us started from the Stute that morning and on the way the little nucleus grew into a good crowd until at the Jersey City station we were a full hundred and twenty and a band. A band and a hundred and twenty-growing at Newark to one hundred and f i f t y a l l going to Rutgers game to help the Varsity fight their last game of the season. Two special cars loaded with the Stevens' Cheering Section singing the old Mechanical Engineer rolled into the station of Brunswick Town. A "pee-rade"-we were in just the right mood for it and we had it just to show the folks that we had arrived. Two by two we went through the town, a hundred and twenty in line. Twas a sight to behold and if the stony heart of the Old Mill ever throbbed, it throbbed then. We lunched for our appetite's sake and then at about 2.15 we resumed our march to the Neilson Field arriving in time to begin cheering as the Varsity came on the gridiron. That was the real beginning. We cheered as Stevens ought to cheer. And all the time the band played. We sang the old songs over and over. We rose and waved our hats to and fro while the old "Alma Mater' ' rang out inspiringly. And the team played hard., Three times within a yard or two of making a touch down and Varsity played as Varsity should play because we were there and cheered them-encouraged them. We made a return march to the Gymnasium and there we cheered and cheered for everybody and everything and yet wondered that there wasn't some one else to cheer for. We were in the right mood for it. We came home happy with two special cars ringing with discordant songs. How hoarse we were ! And now that its over. Now that a hundred and fifty of us have been to Rutgers yelled ourselves hoarse, sang ourselves
- ~ a r d sPratt , ten yards on a hurdle, Kaltwasser for six yards, and I
Matthews and Pratt each for good gains. Then Stevens lost the ball. Cornstock made a fine tackle behind the line. Rutgers kicked to Pratt who ran it back five yards before being- tackled. Matthews now made the distance, Pratt made three yards on a hurdle and Matthews made it first down. Matthews and Pratt were pushed and pulled to within four yards of the goal line where the team was held for downs.' Rutgers kick out was poor, and a series of rushes again brought the ball dose to the goal line where it was lost on downs when within one foot of a score. Rutgers kicked to the center of the field. Buckley replaced Matthews and made eight yards. A low kick hit a man in the line and was recaptured by a Stevens man with a slight gain. Buckley made six yards. Rutgers held Stevens inside the 5-yard line and came down the field on straight rushes. Fisher broke through but was downed by Roberts after a thirty-yard run. Johnson made a good tackle, Stevens held and Buckley went through for ten yards, for a first down for eight yards, for two yards, for three yards, for ten yards, for thirteen yards in sue cession. Pratt made eight yards on a hurdle, and Pinkney made a gain. The ball went to Rutgers and then time was called. Score 0-0. STBVBNSÃ‘ LINE-UP. RUTGBRSÃ‘ Murray Right End Turner Watson Right Tackle Cruthers Kohler Right Guard Mudge, Norris Center Phelps Lewis Left Guard Stanken Cowenhoeven Left Tackle Brogger Kaltwasser (Capt) Green Cornstock, Johnson Left End Q uarter-back Weaver Roberts Right Half-back MacNeal Pinhey Left Half-back Fisher Mathews, Buckley Cobb (Capt) Full-back Pratt Umpire-$â‚ 0. Smith of University of Pennsylvania. Referee-Mr. Mears of Swarthmore. Head Linesman-Hegeman. Time of Halves-Twenty-five minutes.
We had turkey on Thanksgiving And also four days restThere Is no use of kicking T h e students know this best. The DIARIES for the c o m i n g year CAI,BNDARS, CHRISTMAS CARD8 are hers A great and fine collection Are ready for your selection.
The Freshman-Sophon~ore football game was played at the Cricket Grounds on Tuesday afternoon Nov. 22. The game was called at 4.15 and during the first (15-minute) half, with many good plays on both sides, the Freshman scored two touch downs and Roberts kicked both goals. Score, 12-0. I n the second half the Freshman again made things lively by 1 working the pigskin across the entire field and then sending, Buckley through for their third touch-down. The quarterbackfailed to kick, leaving the score 17-0, favor of '08. Â¥: I n spite of the prevailing darkness the game continued. The -f Sophs' lost the ball on downs and '08, attacking in good strong ?' style, made good their fourth touch-down. Roberts kicked goal. The game was stopped on account of darkness; the final score 7 , 81 being 23-0 in favor of the Freshman. The game was a good one, and though one sided, as for as score is concerned, it was filled with good individual effort on ' ' both sides which is, after all, the object of class contests. Indeed it served well to arouse even greater enthusiam for football ' J among the players of both sides. The work of the Varsity men and those who had been out steadily for scrub was especially noticeable. The line up was as follows : '08 Position '07 Right End, Hagen, Johnson, Right Tackle, Norms, Halm , 'Â¥T Right Guard, Campbell, lieonhard, Cruickshank, Youmans, Center, Left Guard, Cowenhoven, McMeeker, Michalis, Left Tackle, Hartford, Spencer, Howe, Left End, Smith, Robert, Quarter Back, Ross, Matthews,. Right Half-back, Buckle?, Left Half-back, Slater , Hamilton, "Full Back, Brown. a Referee, Cruthers '05.
Class Notes. 1906 At a class meeting held on Friday, November 18th, an appropriation of $100 for the LINKwas made, subject to the ability of the class treasury to meet the four monthly payments, however. The Junior From. con~n~ittee was also appointed. Its members are Messrs. Cole, Pinkney, Evertz, Hamilton, Pieux, Gibson, Keefer , -and Farrell (ex-officio) . Mr. Hillwas,
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Smokes. Here comes a man down the middle of the road. He's a poor worn-out looking fellow, head bowed in the upturned collar of a three winter coat. He travels a hard beaten path where many have gone before. Talk to that man and you find him expressing the same thoughts, thinking the same things and living the same life as do the men in the long plodding line ahead. Routine life is void of individuality. College life, the cur riculum kind, is a life of routine. We're all doing the same thing and yet long before we reach the goal of M. E. each of us can well afford to review his history here for a summary of the things which make for individuality. It's an equation of the amplitude of departure from the middle of the road. Millions in the middle but here's one who cultivated individuality-amplified his personality. Here's one who captained a football pr lacrosse team, one who made a good fullback, one who was a nervy goal keeper, one who led a musical club, one who edited a good Link,-each giving expression to his individuality in working with forgetfulness of self for his fellow men and his Alma Mater. , For heaven's sakes get out of the middle of the road Be yourself. Act yourself. Don't let anybody or anything crowd individuality out of your life. Millions in the middle, along the zero line, but you-a man of capacity for work and of individ uality of thought-must have a wide amplitude of action. COSY CORNER. Grow broad. Be useful. Make yourself useless to mankind and the city will pay your ~oard.
Prep. Notes. The Senior Dance has been postponed to January 20th. Arthur Walser, a former 323. 1905 man, is now at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. bast Monday the Seniors had their class picture taken by Manewal. It turned out a big success and every Senior is expected to buy one.
Last week at the Rutgera-Stevens game at New Brunswick it was noticed that a large number of Preps.'' were present. This was a fine showing and proves that college spirit" is net dead in our department. The annual Stevens Smoker will be held to-night at Odd Fellows' Hall. Don't fail to attend. Remember that the Prep. yell will be very weak without you. Ail men in the 1909 Class of the Institute should make a special effort to get there, for they will learn more about the other fellows in a night at the Smoker than at any other time. The annual year book of Stevens, as most of us know, is the LINK. I t should be remembered that although the Junior Class of the Institute stands sponsor for the book, LINKrepresents STBVBNS,and should have the unqualified support of every STEVENS man. This year the editors of the Nineteen Hundred Five &ink, recognizing us as the Academic Department of the Institute have decided to let us have three or more pages in the book. They will be used for the Senior class picture for a review of all athletics, and for an account of the Senior Dance, etc. This is the first time LINK:has ever honored the Prep. School, and we should do all in our power to help the plan along. We will be expected to pay for the half-tone of the class picture, just as the classes in the Institute do, so when the treasurer conies around to yon remember that the cause is a good one. Well, now we've got the turkey down'Mong game he is the jokerAnd next in line in Stevens' town Is "Don't forget the Smoker. " At a meeting of the men who have played on this year's 'Varsity, George Cornstock, Jr., of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was elected Captain for next season,.
silent consent to that opinion. He is acting antrue to himse as well as his fellow men. I t is a good thought and it's righ We must learn to share the world's responsibilities. Professors Jacobus and Ganz afterward talked on the subjec and gave expression to helpful suggestions, while a number o the members asked questions which led to a more complete dis cussion of the ideas involved in the paper. The President of the Society spoke of the newly established Committee on Engineering News and the needs the Society felt of having a little room ( a sort of a den) where college me
All Juniors and Seniors are invited to be present.
cult to yell'or weak! Why can't some genius be found.wh&car so adjust anumber of sounds and noises as to create a maxittiun: I am hoarse. amount of noise with a minimum amount of effort? 1t yet. ROOTER." Yours,
To the Editor 5f The Staft-. DEARS I R - T ~ say ~ ~we didn't score against Rutgers. Well, we're all sorry for that. But one thing- we did do, and that surprised New Brunswick more than if we had wiped the field with her team. What happened was this, For the first time in history Stevens sent a delegation of a hundred and fifty men to root for a team. Think of it ! The "Old Mill" is waking up at last. Hurrah ! Those rehearsals are what did the trick; let's have some more. I tell you that after that second rehearsal in the Auditorium you couldn't have kept the fellows from going to Rutgers if you had wanted to. And how they did yell ! There is only one criticism and that is, that there is still a tendency to keep quiet when things go wrong. This, however is up to the leader, for the fellows are always willing. Is there any reason why there should not be a large contingent at every lacrosse game? Naturally the fellows will not care to go alone, but they have shown that if given a chance to go in a body they'll be there. I t is much better to have a large delegation and a losing team than a winning team and no delegation. The first is college, the second is not. Yours truly, BLSACHER. To the Editor of The Stute. DEAR S~R-hfay I be permitted to again bring up the Basket-ball question ? Basket-ball is becoming one of the most popular games in America, and promises to be as popular as football or baseball in the near future. All the colleges have added basket-ball as one of their sports, and it is largely taken up by the students, as it comes at a time when no other game is being played. Last year an inter-collegiate league was formed, and many exciting games were played. As yet Stevens is not represented by a 'Varsity team, and there is no reason why we should not be. Last year really saw the birth of basket-ball at the Institute, the Classes of 1906 and 1907 being represented by teams which made quite a record for themselves, considering that it was their first attempt at the game. 1907 has reorganized their team, and it promises to make a name for itself, and we hear that 1908 does not intend to be outdone at this sport. Of course we are handicapped by not possessing a gymnasium, but a hall could be rented in Hoboken very reasonably. From the large number of students an excellent team could be formed. Again, basket-ball would be self-supporting, a& by playing on opposing college courts the only expense w~qld-fee --
s could easily be covered by obtaining good So let us hope to see Stevens represented by a 'Varsity team year, and not ten years from now. Ought not the A. A. ter sport by awarding the BSBto the members SLATES Q ' Z,, Yours, etc.,
The Inter-Collegiate League meeting was held in Phiiaowing games were arranged: vens, at Baltimore, Saturday, April , Stevens,
at Hoboken, Saturday May 6th. ens, at Hobaken, Saturday, May 13th. ng a cage for indoor practice, and it is be completed by January lst, 1905. As Hopkins already have cages, this leaves am in the league without facilities for final effort will be made this week to Secure some hall for indoor practice. If the management is sackessful in finding a hall suitable for the purpose the financial asked. A small contribution aise the requisite amount, which borhood of forty or fifty dollars. g arrangements for the outs to publish the entire schedul E. H. BEDELL,Mgr.
This and That. THIS IS HOW IT'S REALLY DONE. game of Lacrosse is a survival of an old India 'game known as Bagetaway, which was very popular with the aborigines, until one C . Columbus introduced draw poker-1492 or thereabouts. The "Noble Red Man," now comparatively civilized by the broadcast distribution of Bibles and bad whisky, has long since been persuaded to forego the brutal pleasures of Bagetaway. The game in the modern form is indulged in by the learned :youth of the great American colleges, who long for the strenuous life," and cannot' get enough of it-during Exam. Week. A lacrosse game is played by two teams of twelve me each armed with a curved club, strung with rawhide. The hide is used to rub back and forth across the opposing pla countenance when in very close quarters. The whole con ance is called a Crosse, doubtless because it is often am0 someone's anatotqy. A small .solid rubber sphere is used
TH3S S T r n start the game, and for a few other purposes, but is otherwise neglected. The teams line up against each other on a level field on which there are two nets or goals, about one hundred and ten yards apart. Before each goal stands a player clad in padded armor and armed with an extra heavy stick, preferably loaded with lead, I t is his duty to prevent the ball from accidentally getting into the goal net, and thereby delaying the game. He is also supposed to either kill or permanently disable any player who crosses a certain "dead line" called the Crease. There are a referee and two goal umpires; the duty of the latter being to stand by the goals, get in the way of swift balls, and otherwise help to amuse the assembled multitude. The principal duty of the referee is to see that no player wears brass knuckles or carries concealed weapons. Everything being in readiness the ball is faeed-off midway between the goals, the referee blows a little whistle and runs for his life-the battle is on. The evident object of each player is to slay his opponent in the neatest and most painful manner possible; but in order that this may count as a point, it must be done when the referee is not looking. Both teams seem to unite in a common cause against the goal-keeper, the object being to locate the rubber sphere in the region known as his s o l a r plexus." As has already been mentioned, the ball is only used to start the game and to shoot at the goal-keepers and referee; should it by any mischance be actually caught by a player he is inunediately attacked and usually knocked out by one of the opposing team; this is a point in favor of said team, but if the referee sees it, it is a foul. Should the ball hit the referee, a new one is substituted. Bordering the field is a grand-stand, occupied by a mob of of peculiar young men, with very big heads and very small hats, usually smoking cigarettes; between puffs they urge on the combatants by cries of "Ell 'em?" Soak 'em !" e t ~ . Now and then a player, short of wind, will faint gracefully from the effects of an imaginary blow, and do the Dying Gladiator" act. This is an art acquired only by long practice, and is done for the benefit of Gladys, who is an admiring and sympathetic spectator. This method of taking a rest is technically known as a LI grand-stand play. ' ' The game usually last one hour, at the end of that time the survivors of each team gather in a bunch, loudly cheer m d softly --ss each other-and all is over. R~CBARDS .
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