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Forskejng tho rapid development of the heet
sugar enterprises those in charge of the department
of chemistry have organized a beet sugar school.
The course, as already outlined, will consist princi
pally of chemistry, physics, and agriculture. The
object being to offer only those studies that have a
direct bearing upon the manufacture of beet sugar.
Owing to insufficient accommodations, the number of
students will be limited, the limit being placed at
one hundred. It is the intention of the department
to strengthen and build up this course, and with this
end in view efforts are being made to increase the
accommodations. This is one of the most practical
courses ever offered, and it will le a successful one.
Let the good work continue.
The past term has been one of substantial pros
perity for the open literary societies of this univer
sity. The amount and the quality of work done by
them has been large, and of an unusually high stand
ard, and the interest shows no sign of abatement.
The new members are proving themselves to be of
excellent material by showing their ability, and bet
ter still, the inclination to take a leading part in the
management, and by assumming a share of the bur
dens ol their societies, l here has never Deen a
time in the history of our school when it was so uni
versally admitted, that one of the most valuable
and practical parts of an education is the drill and
discipline given by the work of the societies.
One by one, as the students heard the report
from the last session of the regents, they expressed
regret that Professor Hunt's health will compel
him to leave the university, and the work of the
English department just Avheii he has succeeded, with
much labor, in organizing the department and in
raising the quality of work to a university standard.
Professor Hunt has successfully eradicated from uni
versity life the notion that instruction in English
must be elocutionary, and has demonstrated to all
the superior fitness and advantages of practical, com
mon sense instruction in English. The task has
been a hard one, and the obstacles to surmount, or to
remove, have been many. A man with less courage,
force of character, and less will power would have
given up discouraged. Now, when success i at
hand, and the fruits of his toil are almost in sight,
he must leave all. The expression of one student to
the writer, is the spoken, and unspoken thought of
every one: "We will never get as practical and effi
cient an instructor in English as Professor Hunt. I
have had work in his department throughout my col
lege course, and now am taking all the work I may.
I wish it were possiLlc for me to take more hours
under his instruction before his health compels him
'to leave us."
The Hesperian has decided to place several
small boxes in the various university buildings, in
order to encourage the contribution of articles suit
able for publication. All contributed articles must
be signed by the writer, or they will be rejected.
The name of the author will be surpressed if desired.
The managing editor reserves the right to publish
such articles only as he thinks suitable.
We will be glad to receive contributions from any
person. If you have some ideas to advance in
regard to university affairs, write them up and for
ward the article to The Hesperian. Personals and
locals will be highly appreciated. Literary articles,,
interesting stories will be gladly received. They are
desired. Let them come in. Small favors will be
thankfully received, larger ones in proportion.
We desire to make The Hesperian interesting
and instructive to the students and Jriends of the uni
versity. We desire to make it a more literary paper.
To do this we must have the mental support of-the
students. If this can be accomplished, the paper
will be greatly improved. There will be a large
amount of material from which to make up the paper.
Matter will not have to be published simply to fill
up space. AH poor material will be rejected.
The students should not think because there is
a board of editors, that they should write the whole
paper. Contributed articles should receive attention
first. The editors should supply the deficit. The
editors do not have time to write the required amount
and write the best material. They generally have
too much university work. A college paper should
express college life. This can be accomplished in
no better way than to have as many of the students
possible contribute to the paper.
It is sincerely hoped that these few remarks may
prove to be productive. We wish to raise the stan
dard of the paper. We believe this to be the best
method to pursue.
We publish the following leply to an article pub
lished in the last Hesperian advising the university
to withdraw from the N. C. O. A:
' In the issue ol December 15, Mr. T. F. A. Williams arg
ues for the abandonment by the university of the state orator
ical association. Mr. Williams is well known in his personal
disregard for oratorical contests in general and ior those
under the auspices of the N. C. O. A. in particular. 1 am
not at all inclined to agree with Mr. Williams in what he
urges to strongly. It seems to me that something may be
said on the other side.
Is i Mr. Editor, just the fairway to do, to sum up the
oratorical record of the university by saying that we have
three times been defeated? Is it fair to cast aside by a bit ol
sarcasm uny consideration of circumstances or analysis of sit
uations? I think I am right when I say that in four state
contests the U. oi M. lias not once held second place in man
uscript, that is, thought and composition taken together.
Last year one of the judges after th: contest said that he
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