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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, FEBRUARY iS, 1893.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Association of tho Univer
sity of Nebraska.
PAUL PIZEY, '93 Managing Editor
CII AS. F. STROM AN, '93 Editorial
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H S. LORD, '93 .- Athletics
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PALLADIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
C C. Marlay, Pies. F. F. Tucker, Sec'y.
UNIVERSITY UNION LITERARY SOCIETY.
W. F. Wolfe, Pres. A. G. Chapman, Secy.
DULIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
Mibb E. C, Field, Pres. Bert Wilson, Scc'y.
UNIVERSITY Y, M. C. A.
John L. Marshall, Jr , Pres. H. A. Senter, Secy.
UNIVERSITY Y. W. C. A.
Miss Bessie Merrill, Pres. Miss Emma Boose, Sec'y.
Ciias. F. Stroman, Pres. Fred Barnes, Secy.
Kufus Bentley, Pres. Adam McMullen, Secy,
H. A. Senter, Pres. H. G. Barder, Secy.
UNIVERSITY DEBATING CLUB.
C F. Stroman, Pres. Miss Vesta Grey, Secy.
PHILOMATHIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
J. W. Irish, Pres. W. W. Bowers, Secy.
There was once a University Debating club
in tho N. S. TJ. Where is it now? It has
gone from whence it came. It has melted
away into nothingness. A few spirited do
bates were hold, then a few that were not
spirited, now none at all a'o held. Wo
would like to ask why this thusness? Has
all enterprise and oratorical ambition diod
out of those enthusiasts that entered so
heartily into tho project of organizing and
building up a strong general debating club ?
Yorily, tho muse has been already won or
courting her is an unsatisfactory pastime.
Oratory, that id college oratory, if not al
ready a lost art, is gradually becoming one
hero. It is artificial at best and the glory
and prizes to bo won are rapidly being lost
sight of in the face of the fact that tho per
sonal benefits are transcient and tho prizes
fleeting. The speech that comes to a person
in an impromptu manner after ho has made
a study of a certain subject and enables him
to place before his hearers thoughts in his
own individual way, and allows him to dis
play his personality, is now considered tho
only true oratory. Wo cannot go back on
old time debating schools made famous by
tho great minds that wore trained therein.
Tho oratory of the present day rests upon a
falso foundation. Tho superstructure has
dimmed the light of tho old schools as
though it wore under a bushel. That light
is now beginning to Bhino forth again and
wo trust that before long it will bo shining
with all its resplendent strength and that tho
light of collcgo oratory as now considered
will in turn become dim. A change must
come. All this artificiality must bo done
away with and more attention paid to what
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