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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 18, 1895)
the Justification of the Contract with the
Bond Syndicate, there seemed to be a lack
of force and fire on the affirmative, upheld
by Messrs. Newbranch, Hunt and Lien, and
a lack of sound, connected argument on the
negative, advocated by Messrs. Rodgers and
L. J. Abbott. The debaters in this division,
however, reached much more definite con
clusions than did those in the division pre
ceding, and the technical nature of their
subject was no doubt responsible for their
failure to arouse much interest among the
sleepy audience. After this debate the
Thursday night, before an audience of
about sixty, the third and fourth debates
were held. The third division discussed
Compulsory Arbitration, with Messrs. Mayer
and McGuffey on the affirmative, and Cole
man and Barr on the negative. The two
closing speakers on this debate Mr. Barr
and Mr. McGuffej, delivered speeches that
were logical, harmonious and complete.
The fourth division discussed the exten
sion of U. S. territory, Messrs. Leavitt and
Weaver advocating extension and Meier and
Baker opposing. This debate was, without
any question, the best conducted and best
treated by all the speakers of an' of the de
bates in the series. All four of the debaters
arc naturally very strong speakers, and each
of them did himself proud. The decision of
judges awards the first eight places to the
following persons: A. J. Weaver, 91; J.
JL Lien, 89 1-3; fl. E. Ncwbranch, 88;
R. S. Baker, 89 1-3; C. M. Barr, 8-; n.
W. Quaintance, 83 1-3; Rodgers, 83; H. P.
Leavitt, 82 1-3.
While the judges were out Mr. Matthews
was called on to make a speech, and re
sponded by urging all loyal students to
stand by the debating association. He
thought the association should receive as
much support as athletics.
Iowa State University is holding its pre
liminary debates preparatory to its contest
with the University of Chicago.
I was born on the mighty prairies
Where the winds blow wild and free,
And some of the west wind's wildness
Has found a place in me-
For the west wind rocked my cradle,
And sang to me while I slept,
And when J awoke 'twas my playmate
And it soothed me i when 1 wept.
It taught me a spirit of freedom;
It taught me to laugh and be gay;
It taught me to know no master
Save my own wild will at play.
I was born on the mighty prairies
Where the wind blows wild and free,
And I hope that when life is over,
The prairies may cover me.
William Reed Dunroy.
To Story Writers.
The Hesperian is anxious to see the liter
ary talent of the University encouraged.
It believes that many stories lie unwritten
and unspoken in the minds of scores of
students, that are worth reading and worth
paying for. And so we make this offer:
For the best story, not exceeding two
thousand words in length, turned in before
the 12th day of December, we will pay 5
in cash. All stories entered for this prize
must be marked "Prize Story," and will be
handed to Professors Sherman, Adams and
Ansley, who have kindly consented to act as
judges. The story they pronounce best will
be published in the Christmas number of the
This offer is open to all etudents, and is
absolutely without limitations. And as these
are lid tinico, iiiu customary iiirec type
written copies will not be required. Turn
in your story and get the prize. Write your
name on a slip of paper, place it in a scaled
envelope, and send it with the story, but do
not place your name on the manuscript.
That is all. Tns Hesperian awaits the
result, and confideitly promises its readers
a treat. . .
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