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Franklin Literary Society
C. S. TRIMMER, '13 . . . . Prexident
F. H. SPOTTS, '14 . . Vice-President
C. C.-SPEIDEL, '14 Second Vice-President
S. J. FEGLEY, '14 . . Secretary
C. K. REINKE, '13 . Treasurer
H. W. MOORE, ,I3 . . Librarian
E. V. CLINE, '14 . Assistant Librarian
E. C. WATSON, 'I4 . . Critic
W. J. SPRY, '15 . Chaplain
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The Franklin Literary Society
HE Franklin Literary Society is the oldest student organization at Lafay-
ette College and was founded, even before the College, at Germantown
Manual Labor Academy, Nov. 26, 1831. When the college was founded in 1832
the students from the academy brought the society with them and established
it here. Since that time it has grown steadily in numbers and power, and at the
present, despite the many other organizations which tend to keep the students
from this branch of literary work, there is greater activity and more vigorous
life than ever before. During the past fall there have been enrolled from the
entering class more men than from any class in the last twenty-live years.
The society occupies, in Pardee Hall,.a beautiful suite of rooms, consisting of
library, reception room and auditorium. The last is modeled after the United
States Senate Chamber, and in this the meetings are held each Wednesday eve-
ning. The program is generally made up of practice in parliamentary law, debate,
declamation, oratory and extemporaneous speaking. Music has been used to
some extent to vary the programs, and more attention is being paid to extem-
Owing to several open meetings and special programs, the members and the
friends of the Hall have been showing greater interest in making the society a
prominent factor in college life and in equipping the Hall for greater and more
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