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Winter Lacrosse Practice. We have had a good football season, all things considered, and now it behooves us to concentrate our efforts upon lacrosse. There is just one thing: which is going to make our next lacrosse team a good one, and that is practice-good, hard, fast, consistent, conscientious practice. Those fall practice games were an excellent thing and that time wasn't wasted. And now since we have the dock lofts for winter practice we mustn't waste any time either. T h e other teams in the league have been able to beat us (we've said in excuse) because they had a cage for early spring practice." Well, we have one, t o n n e that is warm, tight, larger by far than most gymnasiums, and not three minutes from the Institute. Will there be any excuse for a poor showing ? Read this :A STRAIGHT SHOT. c1
The Alumni who are interested in athletics have watched with satisfaction the activity of the lacrosse men since the opening of college in September. Lacrosse is our game, and no wonder the news of fall practice and-a thing- with us unprecendented-winter practicegladdens the hearts of the lovers of the old game. The object of this article is to point out a fault in our team which is only too well known, that is, their "goal shooting." I t is the number of goals s/wt in a game that counts, not the number of times the ball is played down the field. Onr men conid do the latter, but how many times was a goal lost because at a critical moment the man could not shoot hard and straight? Abercrombie, the old J. H. U. player and coach says that an attack man should be able to hit hard-a space 1 foot square nine out of ten times. Our men last year did not lack nerve nor endurance, but they did lack the power to hit even a ten-foot square nine out of ten times. One well placed shot sent straight and hard to the upper corners of the net-around the Goal Keeper's head-eounts more than forty pot flies tossed into his stick. h f ~ R ~ I , . - k a r n to shoot or continue to grace the tail of the H. A. PRATT, '04. league. " And what Pratt says is true. If we have forty good stick handlers all ready for Coach Tim Kirk in the spring, he can lick those fellows into a team that we will be proud to talk about.
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And now THESTUTBhas a plan to suggest. It is that a, set o f targets be set up in the practice loft and an opportunity given all play= to practice shooting at the circles in preparation for a scratch competition in the middle of April for prizes, and for a handicap medal competition on Field Day. - The bull's eyes might be concentric circles, the inner one of 6 inches diameter to count 4 perhaps, and an outer one of say 18 inches diameter to count" 1. The targets to be at different heights, a set to consist of three ; one, stick (say 9 ft. from the ground, ) one, body high, (say 4 ft. from the ground) and one, 18 inches from the ground. Each contestant to shoot four balls at each target; an overhand shoot, a right body shoot, a left body shoot and an underhand shoot, it bei make a maximum of 48 therefore. Each con ts and to shoot hard from a line 20 or 25 ft. from the t enough to be able to catch the ball on the rebound bounce and immediately take the next shot. Tlie above plan is a suggestion only. In its bare outlines it h a s met with the approval of both Captain and Manager. Is it worth a trial ? There is jnst one more point. Last year Swarthmore beat Hopkins-thereby winning the championship-largely because her men were larger and huskier. Nearly all our last year's men were light. Why won't the heavy men come out ? Now is the time for every man to get his stick work down pat and rentember, that means the husky man too.
Calendar. R ~ ~ m ~ ~ ~ ~ s Ăƒ â€˜ O r cevery h e s tMonday ra at 4 I
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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.
arnegie Ball Room. 17-Junior Prom. in Carnegie Laboratory. FBB.21-Intermediate Term ends. XY, PKB . 22-Midwinter vacation begins. ' AY, MAX, 1-@?cond Regular Tergi begins, . BB.
A consolidation of the two lacrosse leagues-Inter Collegiate k Lacrosse Association and the Inter-University lacrosse League -has long been talked of, but until recently nothing definite has been accomplished. The Inter-University Lacrosse League held its annual convention on Friday, December 23, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, N. Y. At the previous meeting of this league a motion was passed favoring a consolidation of the two leagues and at this meeting the members discussed methods for accomplishing it. A cornmitt= of three, compo of Messrs. Adams and Miller of the Inter-University League, and Mr. Bedell of the Inter-ColIegiate repared a skeleton draft for submission to members rt is too lengthy to be given here, word for word, but the general idea is as follows :The committee requests the meeting' of another committee to be composed of representatives from all the members in the two leagues, to draw up a comprehensive plan consisting of Constitution, By-Laws and Playing Rules. This plan is then to be submitted to the members of the two ate8 Inter-Collegiate Laof the present members osse League as a Northern Division rosse Ass. as a Southern Division. association for this year to rethe champions of each division e Championship and a trophy nship to be awarded to the winner. To have a consolidation of schedules was not thought to be of as great importance as to have a uniform set of playing rules. In fact, the adoption of uniform playing rules was really the a why such a consolidation was proposed. After examining carefully, the rules of both leagues it was except Sect. 16 of the Playfound that they were quite si e, Rule 10 Preamble and Rule les of the University Sect. 16 provides that Captains may change the players on their teams at any time during the game, but no new player may go on the field until the player whose place he is taking has left it. No player having' left the game may return to it. Rule 10 Preamble provides that Referee shall have power to suspend the offending player for not less than three minutes for the first offence, or for the remainder of the game, and the same for the second offence ; after which offending player is to be removed from the match. Rule 10, Sect. 7 provides that the Goal Keeper may not be checked while standing within his crease. and that any goal
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Faculty and Alumni Notes. The faculty committee on the special review examinations in mathematics for the freshman and sophomore classes has about completed the freshman set of questions and is now busy in preparing the questions for the sophomores. An exhibition is to be held in Milan, in 1906, under the patronage of His Majesty the King of Italy, to celebrate the completion of the Simplon Tunnel. The managers have asked permission to borrow the model of the ferryboat "EIarnburg3') which is in the library, for exhibition in the section devoted to examples of "Transport by Sea." This model was also on exhibition at the World's Fair in Paris in 1900. On January 26th, President Humphreys will address the oard of Trade at .their annual meeting, on "The
Practical Value of a Technical Education. " ker (Stevens ' 9 8 ) has presented the InstiMr. J. Fraley tute with a small si e phase repulsion motor. This machine is one of a type which at present is occupying a great deal of attention. is the recipient of high honors at Mr. John W. Lieb, King- of Italy. Mr. Lieb recently the hands of His Majesty ide to a commission from Italy, which inacted as host and electrical and mechanical installations in various parts of ted States, and is partly in recognition of the many favors tendered these tiemen that the decoration comes as it does.
Mr. Fredk. K. Vreeland, '95, who has been conducting extensive Wireless Telegraphy experiments at Newport News, has e a translation of Poncare's Treatise on " The Maxweliian Theory and Hertzian Oscillations," leaving out the mathematics, but giving the results with illustrations and mechanical analogies which are admirable. The principles of wireless telegraphy are presented in some detail and the volume makes very interesting reading. Prof. Ganz pronounces it, without doubt, the best book of its kind."
GUIDE:(showing visitor through the Institute.) You se half the Freshman class are over there in the carpentry shop half are here in the machine shop, half are over in th and the other half are up in the draughting room.
The Senior Inspecti-
two days at Buffalo and
Island, a third in and a a flying trip to Philadelphia,
Among the acceptable thesis subjects not already noted in
these pages, are the followin t f
Hillman and Gierish:- Comparative tests of Forbes S Cylinder, Double Cylinder and Compound Engines of the horsepower. " m a n and $hapfro:-"Test of a Steam Turbine Plant." Charavay, Erienkotter and Stack:-Detennination of the Efficiencies of Two Tabor Pumps of Different Sizes." Scheel and Wa1deck:-Investigation of the C Mercury Vapor Converter. ' ' Borcherdt, Bedell and Knight:-Investi ation of Blast Furnace Gases." Cmthers and ~owe:-"Test of the Weehawken Pumping- Plant. ' ' (Unassigned. 1:- Test of the Efficiencies of various Steam Traps. ' ' 11
The twinkle of stars 'Way up in the sky, Can never compare With a punch in the eye.
Final arranelements have been made to hold the Prom on the night of ~ r i d a ~ February , Seventeenth, in the Carnegie Laboratory, which will be entirely at our disposal. As this date occurs toward the end of the intermediate term, it will not interfere with any of the regular studies nor with the Senior inspection trip. The music will be furnished by Muller's Orchestra which has, for many years isted at Junior Proms with entire satisfaction. Thecatering will be provided by Reid of New York. Floral and other decorations will be on a fitting- scale, special attention being given to lighting effects. The Committee, in the name of the Junior Class, extends a cordial invitation to all members of the Faculty and Board of Trustees, as well as Alumni and students of the Institute to attend the From. Tickets and invitations may be had of the following committee-men : C . B. Cole, Pinkney, Cross, Hamilton, Gilson, Fieux, Matthews, Keefer, Kilgore, Scofield, Gayley, Riesenberger and Farrell.
for the lack of interest in the There is really no re musical clubs. With the tion of the Banjo players, there material in the Institute to keep Â¥USteve-' record.
COME OUT. The Leader of the Glee Club says that very few men are athave a successfa tending rehearsals. If the Club full attendances at the two w rehearsals are necessary, A few mar Mandolin Club. Any II stand a chance if he roan who can will come out. The Orchestra is well balanced now and with a few everyman-in-the-dub-out rehearsals would be in a position to render anner than is possible the various selections in a more finish now. A schedule of concerts will be p on the bulletin board next week. If you care to make a clob, come out now. G. W, KNIGHT,Manager.
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A convention of the American Association for the Advance ment of Science was recently held in Philadelphia. Professors Webb, Ganz and Pond attended; Prof. Jacobus was to have gone to preside over the Mechanical Section, but illness in his family made that impossible. Prof. Ganz read a paper before the Physics Section, entitled "The Use of Weston Instruments for Ballistic Magnetic Testing.'' A paper prepared by Prof. Jacobus was read as well as one sent in by Dean Win. Kent (Stevens '76)on "â‚¬!alle Entrance Requirements". Prof. Wm. T.Man uder (Stevens '81) of the Ohio University acted as secretary of one of the sections. The next meeting will be held at New Orleans. College is after all much like a Kindergarten when compared with the real world.
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Now that the vacation is over (we having- had our play) we find it is time to work. I n fact some of us find it time to re'move a few conditions which misfortune has left. Exams, commence next Monday, so let's be prepared and and show our teachers that we have some g et-ball schedule for the winter, as far as deter-
Fordhain Prep. Jamaica High School, Bloomfield High School,
Jan. 30 & Feb. 16, - Jan. 31, Feb. 3, - Feb. 10, Feb. 18, - Feb. 25,
hats are now in evidence.
In view of the corning basket-ball and base-ball season in which there will undoubtedly be a great deal of interest a couple of yells will be wanted. The old yell about "Hootery Toot" should be forever banished from our minds. Any fellow who can compose a good yell ought to do it and we'll have it pub-