The Vermont Cynic from Burlington, Vermont on February 10, 1910 · 5
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The Vermont Cynic from Burlington, Vermont · 5

Burlington, Vermont
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Thursday, February 10, 1910
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THE VERMONT CYNIC 5 While this opens a question on which there may be disagreement, the preponderance of judgment would give preference to a curricu lum of few subjects thoroughly mastered which is the British and Colonial ideal over a larger number of studies superhciently handled, which is too much the American way. The absence of the names of German scholars from the honor lists though a fair number of scholar ships were held by Germans, seems to need explanation. By a new arrangement, students who have not had Greek can take the Qualifying Examination and if passed by the Oxford Examiners, and if chosen by the Committee of Selection, can have the time, 8 or 9 months, before "Responsions" for making up their Greek. This will open the way to a large number of candidates who for one reason or another have omitted Greek from their preparatory and collegiate studies. A letter from Mr. C. C. Wilson strongly commends the Rhodes Scholarships to the attention of our students, as offering a rare opportunity to any who are looking forward to any of the great intellectual professions. M. H. B. Dr. Charles P. Thayer, '64 Dr. Charles P. Thayer, of the class of '64, died on February 1 in Atlantic City, N. J. He was the only child of the late Dr. S. W. Thayer, who is affectionately remembered by older Burlingtonians, and Mrs. Thayer, who was a sister of Dr. E. H. Williams of Philadelphia, the benefactor of the University of Vermont. Dr. Thayer was born at Randolph January 22, 1843, and consequently had just passed his "67th birthday. He entered the University of Vermont in the class of 1864, among his classmates being Oscar Atwood, Franklin Denison, Francis D. Hoyt, Dr. F. W. Page, Dr. E. S. Peck, and Col. E. Henry Powell. Like so many of his fellow students Dr. Thayer left college for army service, though he graduated from the medical college in 1865 and the academic department gave him the degree of A. M. in 1899. He served first as private in the 13th Vermont volunteers and later as hospital steward. He then studied medicine and was graduated from the medical department of the University in 1865. During the time that his father was medical director of the Northern Pacific railroad he was a surgeon on the road's staff. Returning to Burlington he entered upon general practice and was successively health officer and city physician. Dr. Thayer went to Boston about 30 years ago and in 1893 became dean of Tufts College medical school and professor of anatomy, positions which he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the Sons of Vermont Society of Boston, Loyal Legion, G. A. R., State Medical society, etc. Dr. Thayer is survived only by his widow who was a Miss Bemis of Boston, an artist of long culture and high ability. COLUriBIA'S NEW HARCHINQ SONG Columbia University has a new marching song. John Erskine, 1900, Professor of English at Columbia, is the author. It. won the fifty dollar prize offered by the alumni for the "most stirring and thoroughly representative" composition. There were twenty-six competitors in the contest. The alumni have offered another $50 for the best air for the words composed before April 1. Here is the last verse: They are sitting down and dreaming, are some folks we needn't name, Of their dead and gone forefathers, who gave to them all their fame; But we've more and better, better fellows than we've ever had before, And we're marching toward to morrow, that will give us plenty more. This verse is said to refer to some American colleges which are living solely on their past achievements. The Time of Day Running across the passage in "Hamlet," "The bell then beating one," started a writer in The London Chronicle upon a search through the works of Shakespeare to see if he could find a quotation applicable to each hour of the day. The re sult was quite successful, as is indicated by the following: Sure, Luciana, it is two o'clock. "Comedy of Errors," Act. 11. The clock hath stricken three. "Julius Caesar," Act. 11. How far into the morning is it, lords? Upon the stroke of four. "Richard 111," Act. v. At five o'clock . I shall receive the money for the same. "Comedy of Errors," Act. iv. How's the day? On the sixth hour. "Tempest", Act. v. And, as the day moves on; Let see. I think 'tis now some seven o'clock. "Taming of the Shrew," Act. iv. The eighth hour. Be that the uttermost. "Julius Caesar," Act. II. It's supper time, my lord. It's nine o'clock. "Richard in," Act. v. FAT M H TUBKI JlHri CIGARETTES O 20 f or 15 cs. A LITTLE card party. Weather threatening. Too inclement to venture out. A glowing fire in the grate and Fatima Cigarettes. The smoke that makes the evening. A fragrant blend of Turkish tobacco that pleases the taste. There are twenty exquisite cigarettes in each package. PI tvmssiv? HOTEL CUHBERLAND NEW YORK W. Corner Broadway at 54th St. Near 50th St. Subway Station and 53d St. Elevated Kept by a College Man from Vermont Headquarters for College Men Special Terms for College Teams Ideal Location, Near Theatres, Shops and Central Park New, Modern and Absolutely Fireproof Most Attractive Hotel in New York Ten Minutes' Walk to Twenty Theatres Transient Rates $2.50 with Bath and up Send For Booklet HARRY P. STIMSON, Formerly with Hotel Imperial R. J. BINGHAM, Formerly with Hotel Woodward Headquarters for Vermont Men m bib B B'B ' i jur1 fiijjfc BIB i Ten o'clock, within these three hours 'Twill be time enough to go home. "All'i Well That Ends Well," , Act. iv. Eleven o'clock the hour. "Merry Wives of Windsor," Act. iv. What hour now? I think it lacks of twelve. "Hamlet," Act. 1. FRANKLIN AS A SWIrtMER In 1726 Benjamin Franklin was working as a printer at Watts', near Lincoln Inn Fields, and taught two shopmates to swim "at twice going into the river." With them and some of their friends from the country he paid a visit by water to Chel-. sea, and "in our return," he recorded, at the request of the company, whose curiosity Wygate had excited, I stripped and leaped into the river and swam from near Chelsea to Blackfriars, performing on the way many feats of activity, both upon and under the water, that surprised and pleased those to whom they were novelties." London Tatler.

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