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those exams. come, hit them hard. Hit on the level, it's etter way in the end, and it's the right way. Put in an

An Improvement on the ~ o t e b o o ~ . The use of neostyle notes a t the Institute has grown very rapidly in the past year or two, and the notes received in many of the departments are very valuable. They can never be made so complete, however, that for individual students additional notes taken by themselves will not be of great value and to provide for an orderly arrangement of such additional notes, some of our professors stipulate that notebooks of a certain size and shape must be used. Would it not be better to stipulate that such additional notes shall be placed upon sheets of paper of the . same size as those used in the neostyle process which can be sliced into the regular notes right where they belong and where they will be of the greatest value? The arrangementof information in a bound notebook is of necessity poor, but with a loose-leaf system any re-arrangement desired can be easily made. We understand that paper of the proper size, both with lines and without, can be obtained in the building, and should the

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The smoker held Friday evening, December Zd, proves tha Stevens is waking up. The attendance broke all records, the program was excellent, and the enthusiasm displayed was all that could bo desired. 6t With a pipe, plenty of tobacco, and a good song ringing clear," the fun began as soon as one entered. When McClave came in all joined in giving him a long yell and then calling for a speech. He congratulated the fellows on the spirit they had shown, and especially praised the work of the team at New Kaltwasser was the next victim. When Doc. Brunswick. Traeger was lifted to the table for a speech he was too embarrassed. to say a word, until some one had the presence of mind to straighten the crease in his trousers. H e was all right then. The musical part of the program consisted of several pieces by the Orchestra, Glee and Mandolin Clubs, selections on the piano by McKenna, a former '06 man, and solos by two members of his musical company. Two of these solos were composed by McKenna. Lichtenstein and Mannix '08, and Messenger S. S. '06, showed by their interesting exhibitions of sleight-of-hand: tricks and their good stories, the wisdom of Manager Knight ini' selecting his talent from among the students. The Freshman-Sophomore Heavy-weight Cane Spree proved. to be the best contest of the year. After the center of the hall" bad been cleared and a large mat laid down, Cowenhaven '07 and Utz '08 took their places. Hillman '05 and Pratt '06 acted as judges. During the first two rounds it looked as though Cowenhoven's greater weight would give his class the cane, but the Freshman held on. In the next round Utz made a supreme effort to wrest the cane from his opponent. The Sophomore, however, exerted himself anew. so that when time was called? '08's representative was again on the defensive. The fourth round started off with a rush. Each seemed determined to make it the last. The excitement grew intense until all of a sudden a shout went up-Utz had the cane. Nineteen-eight has thus equalled the Freshman record of '06, that of taking all three ;i canes. r After the cane spree, some refreshments were passed around. ILL






Faculty Notes. The proof-sheets of the new Institute Catalogue are now being gone over. The faculty have decided to notify those students whose term marks to December 16th are low of that fact so that they can utilize the coming vacation to perfect themselves in their weak subjects. Changes are to be made in the roster whereby the number of daily recitations will be equalized. The number of hours per week alloted each subject will remain as before. The proposed changes affect the Sophomore class particularly. The faculty committee on Rules, of which Prof. Kroeh is chairman, is still working on the Book of Information for Students which is intended to show students what they are expected to do. We understand that very few, if any, new rules will be included in this con~pilation. We hope to be able to print the rules in full in an early number.

The October Indicator. The October number following the example of all the recent issues of the Indicator has come to us more than a month late. As this is the first issue that has appeared under Mr. Shoudy'8 name, we hope that certain old proverbs may not hold, but, if it should be found impossible to get the book out on time it seems that certain changes on page 424 might be appropriate. But aside from the matter of lateness Mr. Shoudy deserves nothing but congratulation and commendation for the excellent issue placed before us. We hear on every hand, from faculty as well as students, expression of the opinion that the October issue is one of the best numbers of the Indicator that has ever been published. Indeed the issue has been especially popular with the students for the reason that of the thirteen valuable articles contained in it, but one is too deep for the average mind. If this condition continues we predict a considerable increase in the undergraduate subscriptions. This issue might well be called the Stevens Number" for (whether by design or accident) of the thirteen articles referred to, twelve, including the ultra scientific one are by Stevens men and five of these by members of the class of 1888. In this October number the management has opened a new department called a "Review of the Engineering Press" in which reprints of ,articles by Stevens men appear. This will practically insure the paper against producing an issue in which no Stevens man appears ; for instance in this issue there are three reprints taking ( 1



some sixteen pages. We believe that in'this Mr. Shoudy has done a very valuable thing for Stevens. It seems to us, for example, that an alumnus cares very little for an issue of his college journal which is devoted (as some of the former ones have been) entirely to the discussion of a subject in which he may have no interest whatever. On the other hand articles which have been written by Stevens men will, of themselves, be of interest to Stevens men, -whether the subject matter has any bearing on their line of work or not. We think that Indicators patterned after this October number will do more toward binding the Alumni together than any other thing can. do. On the whole, the new management has brought out a huge success.

Items from S^e December Intercolle Yale's football receipts for 1904 will be about $70,000. yard's football profit for the past season is


Harvard has recently purchased a new telescope which will be used principally for the observation of distant stars. The instrument weighs about nineteen tons. The reflecting lens is six inches thick and weighs, with its cell, about a too. The focal length is 28% feet. This gives an image upon a scale of six inches for a degree.

The review of the statistics from the various colleges shows that the number of students in the art course has in every instance fallen off while that of the practical courses has increased. Among the practical courses the engineering courses show the greatest increases. Laboratory space in the Department of Engineering at Columbia University is so crowded, that plans are being considered for the erection of a new building adjoining the Havemeyer Chemical laboratory Building:. There are 150 students in the engineering department, one fourth of whom are required to take assaying each year. This work has up to the present time been carried on in a room in the basement of the chemical laboratory, which crowds the work of the chemical department. Dr. Loeb, director of the laboratory, has recommended that either this department be done away with, or moved to other quarters." The latter plan will probably be adopted. Don't carry a message to Garcia, Nor worry 'bout other men's lot, Stick your little bar in the fire And swat it like -while it's hot.

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Athletic Association. ..At a recent meeting of Executive Board of the Athleti~' Association the following men were awarded the 'Varsity S 3 ' Kaltwasser '05, Cruthers '05, Turner '05, Comstock '06, Mudge .'06, Lewis '06, Pratt '06, Pinkney '06, Cowenhoven '07, Norris '07, Roberts, '08, Matthews '08, Thayer '08. Also the following were awarded the ASA: Branch '05, Hagan '07, Cruikshank '07, Robertson '07, McGall '07, Buckley '08, Utz '08. Youmans '08, Knoblock '08, Lindsay '08, Pollak '08, Hartford '08, Wortman '08. I n accepting these awards the men pledged themselves to come out for Varsity football during their collegiate career or to '


revoked by the Executive Board for non-appearance at football practice during the past season. '. A regular meeting of the S . I. T.A. A. was held on Wed"n'esday afternoon, December 14th' in the hall of the Carnegie laboratory. President Hegeman presided, Norris was elected Sophomore member of the Executive Committee and Hagen,

appreciation of their successful efforts in getting a cheering 5 tion out for the Rutgers game.





Basket-Ball. On Monday evening, December 5th, the Class of 1907, Basket-Ball Team, played its first game with the crack Young Men's Guild Team on the latter's court. Soon after the game started Schem made the first basket for 1907. The play then became hard and fast, and in about six minutes Ketcham made the score even by throwing a basket for the Guild Team. Pfefferle and Chapman each succeeded in mating baskets. Just before time was called Chapman again caged the ball. Score at end of first half: Y. M. G., 8; 1907, 2. At the beginning of the second half the Guild set a furious pace, and before 1907 had awakened they had succeeded in getting five more baskets. The play was so fast in this period that a number of fouls were called. Chapman made a point on a free throw, and in like manner Lawrence and Adams secured points for 1907. Soon after this Schem made another field goal, but was quickly followed by Van Woert. There was no further scoring in the game. Final score-Y. M . G., 21; 1907, 6 . At times 1907 showed excellent team work; their shooting was rather uncertain, however, but that will be corrected by practice. Lawrence played a star game for the Sophomores.

The Fiftieth Convention of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers was recently held in New York at the Society's Headquarters, No. 1 2 West 31st Street. The convention lasted through a period of four days, from December 6th to 9th, during which time five sessions were held for the business of the Society and the presentation of papers on engineering topics. The program of "doings" included inspection trips to the power house of the New York Subway, "Smokers" and a final Reception and Conversazione at Sherry's on December 8th. Of the several hundred members present about six per cent. were Stevens men, and Stevens men formed a much larger proportion of the local committee. Scranton, Pa., was fixed upon as the place of the next meeting, which is to be held in the Spring of 1905. Then out spoke Kyropatkin, The leader of the Troopsky, Pack up your guns and fly owich Or we will loon the loonski.

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Prof. Scratchlev who has the "B1' division of the Senior Class was confined to his home on account of illness last week. The Football team picture has been taken. Large CQ? bre $1.00, small copies 25 cents. Apply to K. B. Van Woert or G. 0. Smith.

e.- Now you Seniors, it is about time you make a "date"

Lour best girl for the Senior dance. Friday, January 20th.

with Don't forget the date,



At a meeting of the Senior Class it was decided to have class dues to defray the expenses of our department in "Link." Most of the fellows have come forward with their first month' _dues. Have y m ? If you have not, don't delay it another day.


The faculty is very well pleased with the showing in the ""Bhool . It is believed that no one will be dropped from the Senior class and but very few from the lower classes. There are several new applicants for admission so that it is probable that the numbers in the School will change very little.


F At a meeting of the Upper Middle Class last Tuesday the following officers were elected: President, H. H . H a y n q VicePresident and Treasurer, R. S. Humphreys ; Secretary, H. 0. Scully. The class colors are red and white. The following men were appointed to select class hats-Russell, chairman, ~ o w a r d l The "prep" department a t the Smoker last Friday night was very much in evidence, there being more fellows present than there had been for a number of years. A new yell was tried and, considering only a few fellows knew it, went very fcell. Such gatherings as the Smoker when all the fellows get together and are "boysu for the time being are great things. Then it is that a fellow really gets acquainted I with his classmates, and is not bothered by a professor butting in'' and informing vou that communicatine' is orohibited etc."







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The From-, committee reports very qualifying progress in the arrangements for this, the greatest social event of the college year. The Prom. will take place on Friday, February 10th. The tickets will, as usual, be $6.00. Preparations are being made to carry the Junior Prom. out on a scale befitting its importance in the social life of the Institute. The music, decorations, supper, and all the accompaniments of a brilliant event will, it need hardly be said, be of the best procurable. An unusually large attendance is expected. The support of the faculty and of the alumni is cordially invited. For particulars consult any member of the Junior Prom. committee, which consists of the following men : Cole, Cross, Evertz, Fieux, Gilson, Hamilton, Keefer, Matthews, Pinkney, and Farrell (ex-officio). CORRSSPONDENTSCORNER.-A letter on the baseball question has %eenreceived from Mr. C. S. Cole, $07. Lack of space prevents its appea ce in this number


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The Engineering Society. The last meeting of the Society, December 2d, proved a very interesting one. The hour was devoted to a paper and discussion on The Strike Conditions at South Omaha during the Past Mr. Borcherdt covered Summer," by W. 0 . Borcherdt '05. his subject in a thorough manner ; dealing with the causes of the strike, the methods of carrying it on, and the expenses the strike brought on both sides. The efforts of the Packing Houses to break the strike involved many interesting incidents which often became humorous, while the personal experiences of the " Chief Engineer of the Refrigerating Plant ' ' as told by himself, made a pleasing interlinear story. The meeting was marked with success and it means also another of a series of steps towards the upbuilding of an active helpful society. The meeting of the society to-day is what might be called an open meeting." There will be no paper delivered, but the hour will be devoted to a general engineering talk by anybody and everybody. We call it " The November Press, " because we want you, who have read the November magazines of engineering, to bring your story. It's a new idea and we hope you will not leave it for some one else to do, but help make it a good meeting by your own efforts. We are endeavoring to arrange for a special lecture some time just before the Xmas holidays and though the prospects seem good, we cannot, as yet, make any definite statement concerning it. The Bulletin Board will make the announcements tn you. We again extend to Juniors and Seniors an invitation to attend the ir--'--'--- - i d become members of the Society. (<

Old Gorgon Graham rides a hobby. It's a pig. You've heard of him, read his stories of pig lore, and perhaps you too grew a bit tired of the sameness in the 'trot of thought*' as it jogs along through the packing house. That the pig gets made with " ~ o Dogs" t matters little, but the thing that counts is that Old Gorgon Graham propounds some mighty creditable "hard sense" as well. In his very first letter (read it again) he says, 'Education ought to give a man character as well as education. ' l Education has two parts-the part you get in the lecture room from the professors and the part you get outside from the boys. The second part is the really important part. "ltls not the first half but the second half of a college education which the merchants mean when they ask if college education pays." Cold shagging. I know it, but it's hard sense." Ask yourself if it pays. The successful self-made man is invariably a man of char- ' acter; a man of determination who backs his goal shots with unflinching effort. The other man, the unsuccessful man, is a man who, in spite of the $2000 sunk-in gray matter, fails to try out his potential and never gets to full-load current. He lacks personality, lacks address, lacks conviction of his own beliefs, lacks those very things which stamp a fellow as different from the rest; a difference which comes through contact and study of other people. It's a business proposition. Gray matter developed; cost ' $2000. Wholesome, earnest character and a strong man developed; cost nil, and value the same. The worth of it all is different from cost. I've heard it said that a college education was worth $2000, because at the end of a short period the grad. receives a $1000 a year, which is the interest at five per cent. on 0,000 to a man who doesn't $20,000. I believe it's worth forget the other half of college life; while to the fellow who does forget the does-it-pay" half it may not be worth costĂ&#x192;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;$200 and four years of life. Agree with me or disagree, I care little; but ask yourself the question, " ~ o e sa college education pay ?" Ask it of yourself and answer it by life's story. Make it pay. COSYCORNER.



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The next issue of THESTUTEwill appear on Friday, January 13th, 1905. Very shortly after its appearance come the examinations and the strenuous labors of the Intermediate Term and the Mid-Winter Vacation. Issue No. 9 will therefore appear on March 10. to be followed by the remaining six numbers of Vol.




Class Notes. f905.

A meeting of the Class of 1905 was held on Monday, December 5th, for the purpose of electing a class treasurer in place of W. 0. Borcherdt, who had resigned. Mr. L. A. Hilman, of Trenton, was elected treasurer, and Mr. J. R. Lewis, of Caldwell, N. J . , was elected class secretary-the secretaryship becoming vacant by the election of Mr. Hillman. 1908.

A meeting of freshman Class was held on Monday, November 28th, in the Carnegie Lab. President Matthews being absent, Vice-president Roberts took charge of the meeting. An appropriation was made for the class football and cane spree jerseys and cups. Hamilton and Leonhard were elected as class candidates for representative to the executive board of the S, A. A. The class picture, taken on the Institute steps by Mudge '06, turned out fine in spite of the attempt by the Sophs to rough it up. C. S. G.

Alumni Notes. The marriage of Miss. Ruth Newman Coals to Mr. Emley Meutz Holcombe is announced. The wedding ceremony took place at The Retreat, Oxford, Ohio, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 23d, 1904. The groom was a member of the Pi Chapter of Delta Tau Delta and was graduated at S. I. T. with the class of 1901. H e is employed by the Carbondale Machine Co., at Carbondale, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. William van der Wegen announce the marriage of their daughter Evelyn Marie to Mr. Richard Gilbert Morle on Wednesday, the 7th of December, at Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Morle is a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and was graduated from the Institute with the class of 1904. The newly married couple will make their home in Schenectady, N. Y. We take pleasure in announcing the engagement of Mr. R . D. Barker of Class '04, to Miss Bertha Dill Smith of Brooklyn, N. Y.

The M u s i c a l Clubs. J


I have heard several times (quite accidentally) the question,

What is the use of coming out for the clubs if we have no concerts?" Well, we have concerts, and they're coming after Christmas. Some few have already been arranged for and negotiations for more are now being carried on with several clubs. The probable result will be several good concerts during January, February and March. If you don't come out now, you will not be able to go around with us after Christmas and have a good time. G. W. KNIGHT,M s .



'Twas raw, and chill, and cold outside, With a boisterous wind untamed, But I was sitting snug within, Where my good log fire flamed, And my clock ticked, My cat purred, And my kettle sang. I read me a tale of war and love, Brave knights and their ladies fair; And I brewed a brew of stiff, hot-Scotch To drive away dull care. As my clock ticked, As my cat purred, And my kettle sang.

At last the candles sputtered out, But the embers still were bright, When I turned my tumbler upside down, An' bade m'self g' night ! As th' ket'l t-hic-ked, The clock p-purred, And the cat (1iic)'sang !


AND THE SMOKE DOTH CURL. Yes, it is certainly a vile habit; a pernicious, wasteful habit. When I think of the expense-thirty cents a week for tobacco (that makes $15.60 a I am shocked. Can the amount be as much as that ? I hate to acknowledge it, but it is. Only last Sunday our minister spoke of the destitute condition of the suffering heathen. Had I but stopped to consider how many greasy little Hottentots might have beenmade happy by a warm woolen shirt or-a new missionary ? Well, it's too late now; the wind is howling outside, I draw close to the fire, I light my pipe. After a time Billy comes in. Billy is a smoker, too, thank heaven! H e knows better than to knock. I nod toward the tobacco jar; he fills his pipe and pulls up his big armchair opposite mine. For awhile we sit in silence; that is the tobacco. There's a math. exam. to-morrow, " I remark at last. 1c Never mind," replies Billy, there's a lacrosse game next lay." That is the philosophy of the pipe. .nother lone- silence. broken only by the occasional bubbling

THE STUTE :otine in the ancient pipes. My mind wanders back to the Freshman days before we learned to smoke. We used to swear at the math. exams then, until at last, shocked at our own depravity, we made a box and agreed to deposit a cent therein for each uttered cuss word. The scheme worked well for awhile, and the "CUSS-box" waxed fat, we had decided to donate the proceeds to charity. But one morning Billy said "damn" along with a few other things, and refused to deposite a cent. We ¥haan argument;. That afternoon when I returned from the Stute Billy had robbed the bank-and on the table stood a jar of tobacco. That same jar is there still, but not the same tobacco. R


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