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not only nnswcr these questions in the affirmative but should
be required to demonstrate their truth upon the diamond.
The second annual meeting ol the Nebraska Inter collegi
ate Athletic association vns held in the chapel of the
university March 13th. Mr. Greer of the Wcslyan univcr
sity was elected tempoiary chairman, and on permanent
organization he was elected president of the association for
the ensuing year. Mr. Munson of Cotncr university was
made temporary secretary and on permanent organization
C. M. Skilcs was elected secretary of the association. Mr.
Munson was elected vice-president and Mr. Green of Doane
was elected treasurer. Doane secured the location of the
next field day. Several amendments to the constitution were
then introduced and unanimously adopted by the board of
directors. To become binding they must yet be passed upon
by the local associations of the different institutions that com
prise the state association. One amendment allows here
after five delegates to the annual convention and each dele
gate to have one vote. The date of the convention is also
changed so that hereafter it will be held the day following the
oratorical convention. The next convention will be held at
Lincoln under the auspices of the U. of N.
Now let us boom the next field day. Those wishing
reserved scats at Doane to sec the second great exhibition
given by the athletes of Nebraska colleges may secure tickets
of Mr. Sweeney. According to this gentleman, every man,
woman, and child in Crete will be present with their pocket
books and enthusiasm to help boom the contest. We hope
they wi'l be there and we promise you, Doane, that the
U. ofN. will be there with both feet and all her athletes.
As a mild sort of prophecy we will also state that we expect
to be there when the prizes are distributed. Let us impress
upon each and every college this fact, that the success of the
state field day will depend not so much upon the work done
then as it will upon the work done before that time. If you
would boom the state field day, boom your local field day.
In every college there arc many students, often the best ath
letes, who will stanu by and look on unless you, ly some
extraordinary means, arouse them to action. Do not let an
athlete escape duty this spring. If he will not enlist for the
fray voluntarily, draft him into the service by mild force or
strong persuasion. Appeal to his class spirit, his college
spiiit, anything to induce him to shake off his bookishncss
long enough to get out doors and show his skill or endurance
in a physical contest. In eastern colleges almost every stud
ent takes daily exercise upon the campus, Let us follow
TO A FOOT-HALL.
Stripped of the tough ox-hide that shielded thec,
Thou liest in my hand a ruined mass,
Thy shapely figure once so fair to see
When full inflated with sophomoric gas
Now inelastic lies: while a ghastly rent
Bespeaks a freshman's toe on mischief bent.
Fair was thy form, when with lightsome bound
Thy sides responded to the vigorous blow.
In airy circles o'er the admiring ground
With light elastic leap thou once did go,
But now, alas, thy happy days arc o'er,
Thy flaccid form will joyful leap no more.
In the shock of furious fight where feet meets feet,
Or gioaning home 'neath vanishing arm away,
Or, haply rescued by pursuers fleet,
The gauntlet's stern requirements then must pay,
Oft have I seen thee; with a secret dread
To hear the dire explosion of thy head.
Oft hast thou struggled in the furious fray,
Patient, ever patient to the last.
Thou Stoic, is it mine to pity thee
That through so many struggles fierce hast passed?
Nay, rather admiration be my share,
My hend is empty; thine wasteful of air.
ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENTS.
The following is an extract from a letter received
G. Smith by A. F. Woods. Only those acquainted
with the famed botanical scmincr will be able to appreciate
To His Grate J'iscount de la Microtome Sent, :
And now it becometh my most arduous and painful duty
in this the year of my reign the third, to cause to be written
my decrees unto my most faithful followers and vassils of my
hereditary province of Pic.
The news hath reached me by way of my ambassador at
the court of Saint lames, that our most ancient foes and invet
erate enemies the lits do wax exceeding strong and do declare
and signily through the months of their chief men that they
arc some, yea, also considerable.
Therefoje, I do unto my most loyal vassals declare that
the chief men of my province of Pie shall immediately make
waT upon the aforementioned lits, and shall subdue and toss
them so that they shall become mindful of their condition.
Therefore, I command ye, most noble viscount ile la Micto
tome Scm, that ye shall raise an army among my loyal
vassals, and that ye shall arm them " a ic," and that ye
shall issue unto them sufficient munitions of war and rations
of pics and rocks to crack them with, and that ye shall immed
iately smite them root and branch and shall remove them
(the lits, not the pics) so thoroughly from the face of the earth
and from the campus that the coroner's jury will be unable to
discover more than a bucketful of the remains. And
there be here a great city and many people so that all the
land secmcth full, many people there be which scemeth full
likewise, from the drinking ol that strange Gukguls, and of
quantities of divers and sundry other liquids, the names
whereof are to me unknown. And likewise there -also do be
heie a school like unto that of which my own province is a
part, and the young men be in great numbers, but the co-eds
be few, for there be a superstition in these realms that it be
not good for a woman to know much for the reason that the
talking power of her be very great and it be feared if she be
allowed to know more the power of talk be increased, some
say three and some say tenfold. Hut thanks be unto our
knowledge of Pie; this superstition be no longer binding
among those of our faith for have wc not known Archangcbca?
And it comcth unto me by rumor that the archbishop of
cyclops hath taken unto himself a scminana. Now, therefore,
let there be great rejoicing in the land, and may it so like
wise happen unto every one of ye. "Whoop, show
me a lit."
In the name of "I bcloscystcschrysphthalmus," I remain,
sirs, yours most obedient and humble,
SBAI. DUC DK Tl'Y SEM.
The farewell reception given to Professor Warner by the
Pallndian society on the evening of March 18, was a grand
success. A good progam was rendered, speeches we're made
by the following alumni: J. A. Barret, '8S, on The Society,
a Social School" set forth the social advantages derived from
a literary society which he considered by no means the least.
C.S. Lobingcr, '88, on 'A School of Politics" very eloquently
set lorth the advantages of a society from that standpoint.
W. O. Jones, '86, on "Our Graduate of '85," talked more or
less on his subject. His speech was decidedly droll, to say
the least of it. Professor Warner, on "The Palladian, its Past
and Future" made a very pleasing and profitable speech.
He made some good suggestions that every society might
profit by. Some good selections of vocal and instrumental
music were features of the evening.
'90. Mr. T. L. Hall is nominated for councilman from
the Third ward on the democratic ticket, with ajair show o
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