College news, March 7, 1918
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wounded, he said, “poured in clad in rags
and tatters,—brave fragments of brave
men.” One man told him he had lain
helpless in a shell hole for thirty-six
hours, parched with thirst. After almost
superhuman effort he managed to find
his water bottle, only to discover that it
had been pierced by a bullet long before.
Major Watt emphasized the absence of
religious difference at the front. At one
time, he said, he shared his billet with a
Jesuit priest, and the soldiers called
them the “Confederated Societies of
Peter and Andrew”.
Speaking of the sensation of being un-
der shell-fire, Major Watt stated that one |
morning he awoke to find an unexploded
shell lying on the doorstep of his billet.
He described the stillness that reigns in
“Snipers’ Land”, or the front line, as
“more intense than the silence inside of |
a tree.” “That is the place,” he said,
“where to keep your head on, you must
keep it down.”
COLLEGE TO CLOSE AS USUAL
Small Minority Want Shortened Term
The project of closing college early has
been dropped. 248 undergraduates and
38 graduates registered their disapproval
in an investigation conducted by a War
Council Committee, stating that no work
they planned would suffer on account of
finishing the full college year.
The minority of 35 undergraduates and
3 graduates who approved the plan regis-
tered as needing the extra time for war
Friday, March 8
8.00 p. m.—Freshman Entertainment in
‘the gymnasium. Benefit of 1921’s Serv-
ice Corps Fund.
Saturday, March 9
8.00 p. m.—Bates Party in the gymna-
Sunday, March 10
6.00 p. m.—Vespers. Leader, Miss
Anne Wiggin, of Spring Street Neighbor-
hood House, New York City.
8.00 p. m.—Chapel. Sermon by Mr.
Robert E. Speer, Secretary of the Pres-
byterian Board of Foreign Missions.
9.15 p, m.—Denbigh Sitting-room. Dis-
cussion of Fosdick’s “Meaning of Prayer’.
. Monday, March 11
Water-polo matches begin.
8.30 p .m.—President Thomas at home
to the Senior Class.
Wednesday, March 13
7.30 p.m.—Lecture on “Comparative Re-
ligions”, by Kate Chambers Seelye '11.
Friday, March 15
8.45 a. m.—Announcement of European
4.30 p. m.—Gymnasium Contest,
6.00 p. m.—Fellowship Dinners.
Saturday, March 16
9.00 a. m.—Senior Written Examina-
tions in French.
8.00 p. m.—Piano Recital by Constance
Rulison ‘00, under the auspices of the
Sunday, March 17
6.00 p. m.—Vespers. Leader, E Hough-
8.00 p. m.—-Chapel. Sermon by the Rev.
Charles P. Erdman, of the Princeton The-
Treasurer of the “Red. Cross and “Allied
Relief Department, which is managing the
Varsity Fund, at a Service Corps com-
mittee meeting last week. Part of this
sum was left from the proceeds of last
semester and part made this semester.
Proceeds from entertainments last se-
mester totalled $3225, $10 less than spe-
| cial canvasses, said Miss Kellogg in.sum-
a|Marizing the first semester’s contribu-
tions. Gross receipts were $6586.13 and
total disbursements were $4751.10, leav-
ing a balance of $1835.03. The largest
gifts were $3000 to the Students’ Friend-
ship War Fund, $285 to the Armenians,
and $250 to the Main Line Branch of the
Red Cross. Other payments were for
wool, Christmas kits, and general running
This semester the. Varsity Service
Corps Fund has received $1234.87 in cash,
of which Mrs. de Laguna, secretary of
the department, collected $122 from the
LETTER COMPANY RETIRES.
PERSONNEL OF FIRM DISCLOSED
Earnings Will Go to Red Cross
With a cash balance of $6.30, to be
given (as advertised) to the Red Cross
and Allied Relief Committee, the Inter-
World International Letter Company has
gone out of business. The “company” has
functioned for a little over a month, sup-
plying customers with letters from dis-
tinguished men and ghosts, at the rate
of twenty cents apiece. ,
Extensive advertising by means of pos-
ters and sample letters served to elicit
orders from both students and Fac-
Shakespeare, Robert W. Chambers, Dido,
and several local celebrities were re-
quested and punctiliously supplied. The
personnel of the organization, for some
time mysterious, was M. Worch ‘18, J.
“Tip” Finds “News” Lacking in Abandon
The last production of the Letter Co., a
communication from the Editors of Tip
to the News, follows:
Office of Tip.
To The College News:
In reply to your request for the higher
criticism, we would make the following
comments, however diffidently offered:
Though your publication could not be
expected to have the delicate abandon,
and the joie de vivre of its more polished
contemporary, still it might be hoped that
it would strive to emulate the suavity of
its elder sister. Instead of treating of
such esthetic experiences as the shadow
of the spoon on the cup, and the high
light on the green pea, you descend to
the vulgar trivialities of the War Council.
But perhaps an abortive effort to convey
something of the aroma of the tea-cup
which pervades the Little Publication in
the Yellow Cover exists, grossly ex-
pressed, in your advertisements of Mrs.
Miller’s. Your most striking weakness,
however, lies in your editorials. Refined
criticism can hardly be applied to efforts
which are characterized by such puerile
lucidity. Your readers, unlike ours,
never enjoy the mental stimulus which is
conveyed in the haunting lines:
" Then I am in pain
to think how to unthink that thought
Editors of Tip.
Trveste Tuesday for Speakers’ Bureau
'| Candidates for the Patriotic Speakers’
| Bureau are asked to come to the Library,
| Room 7, at 8 P. M.,, next Tuesday evening.
The subject for the four-minute speeches
is “Why We Are at War.” Everyone is
; urged to try out.
ulty. Communications from Chesterton, |
Holmes ‘19, F. Allison '19, and L. Wil- ||
“COLUMBIA” "Sar a
ia League Endorsement
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COLUMBIA GYMNASIUM SUIT COMPANY
Actual Makers 301 Congress St., Boston, Mass
1920 vs. 1921
March 15th, 4.30 P. M.
Admission, Ten Cents
For the Benefit of the
Bryn Mawr Service Corps
New Bryn Mawr Theatre
Nights, 7 to 9. Adults, 15 Cents
Saturday Mat., 2.15. Children, 1§ Cents
HENRY B. WALLACE
CATERER AND CONFECTIONER
LUNCHEONS AND TEAS
FRANCIS B. HALL
HABIT AND BREECHES
Cleaning, Theatrical Coinaben
840 Lancaster Ave., 3 Stores West of Post Office,
Bryn Mawr, Pa.
WILLIAM T. McINTYRE
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CAREFUL HANDLING A SPECIALTY
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Alteracon Tea and Luncheon
COTTAGE TEA ROOM
Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr
Everything dainty and delicious.
BRYN MAWR FLOWER SHOP
Cut Flowers and Plants Fresh Daily,
Corsage and Floral Baskets
Old Fashioned Bouquets a Specialty
Potted Plants—Personal supervision on all ordere.
807 Lancaster Ave.
MARCEL WAVING MANICURING.
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BRYN MAWR 307 J
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F. W. PRICKITT—BRYN MAWR.
Is the authorized DRUGGIST to Bryn Mawr
College and students. Messenger calls 11 a.m.
at each hall daily (Sunday excepted) for orders
Whitman’s Candies Sold. STORE, LANCASTER AVE.
TRUNK AND BAG REPAIRING
The Main Line’s Headquarters for Trunks, Bags
and Suit Cases of thoroughly reliable makes, to-
gether with a fine assortment of Harness, Saddlery
and Automobile Supplies. 4 Phone, 373
EDWARD L. POWERS
903-905 LANCASTER AVE. BRYN MAWR, PA.
D. N. ROSS (Pharmecy) "'vannay
Instructor in Pharmacy and Materia
Medica, and Director cf the Pharmaceu-
tical Laboratory at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
EASTMAN’S KODAKS AND FILMS
WILLIAM L. HAYDEN
PAINTS, GLASS LOCKSMITHING REPAIRS
COOKING UTENSILS, CUTLERY, ETC.
PHONE 894 BRYN MAWR, PA.
Efficiency Quality Service
ST. MARY’S LAUNDRY
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