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duty too, to cast a horoscope acccording to
the probabilities. In a very short time wo
shall have to face some strong teams, and I
don't see how it will be possible for us to win
without some heavier men for the conter.
We do not ask for many; wo do not need
many; but we must have a few, and I, think
beyond a doubt they will be forthcoming.
To every man who has at heart the athletic
interests of the University, I have this ad
vice: Let him be present at the practice,
keep out of the field and influence heavy
men to don a uniform.
Some people say and believe that they
have so much work to do that they can not
find the time to play. Credat Judaes
Appella, non Ego. That is a very lame ex
cuse and is not true unless they have some
studies that come in foot-ball hours. Such a
man you will generally see either attending
the practice daily or devoting innumerable
minutes to airing ideas and doctrines equally
sage with the above, or trying with fierce
persistence, but in vain, to force into a brain
bemuddled by want of relaxation, a proposi
tion much more readily received by an ath
By most carefully prepared statistics for a
number of years, it is found that men who
take part in college athletics take a rank in
studies very far above the average, and in
stances are not rare where they have carried
away the valedictories.
Mondny some new men have promised to
appear, and 1 hope they will do so without
putting it off, for delay is dangerous to their
prospects and ours. Furthermore, I hope
the men will make a special effort to get
dressed more quickly, for it is necessary
that practice should clpse at 5:30 o'clock.
We have been having light practice now
for a week and I " am glad to say that I see
great progress made, especially in the line.
If Nebraska is only willing to try and do
what, I believe, she is capable of doing, and
if we all work with a will, reasonably and
justly, we may have the right to cherish any
I have observed with the greatest satisfac
tion that certain of the alumni are sh'owing
an active interest, and if we have a worthy
or winning team we may be sure of hearty
This is the outlook from the present stand
point. A little work will go a long way
now. In a few days, when we arrive at
another standpoint, I hope we shall view a
more pleasant and happier prospect.
OUR PRIZE OFFER.
The Hesperian has, in the past, offered
the use of its columns to all persons who
may have some opinion to advance. We
give the same privilege this year to every
student. In addition, however, it is the de
sire of the editors toutimulate original liter
ary work. They have decided to offer a
prize of five dollars to the student v. ho shall
write the best story or account of a personal
experience, the production to be no longer
than two thousand five hundred words nor
shorter than two thousand. Each contestant
for this prize must be a student in the Uni
versity, though not necessarily a subscriber
for the Hesperian. The stories must be
handed to the m maging editor by December
1st. They will be marked by three judges
from the faculty of the English department
of the University, Miss Pound, Mr. Bates
and Mr. Belden, and the best one will be
printed in the Christmas issue of the Hes
perian. The contest is open to every stud
ent, only those who are members of the edi
itorial staff of either paper being excluded.
The Hesperian is very anxious to encour
age original literary work. Something is de
sired different from the biographies and po
litical disquisitions which flood the English
There are numbers of good writers in the
University who have never had the oppor
tunity to show their worth. Many a good
student neglects his literary bent because
there is nothing to make him care to write.
Heretofore, there has been no substantial
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