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Tho senior class oloctod officers Inst week
as follows: President, 0. L. E. Blausor;
vice-president, D. W. Livingstone; secre
tary, A. "W. Martin; treasurer, I. P. Gard
ner; sergeant-at-arms, A. J. Weaver.
Hon. G. M. Lambertson addressed tho
Political Economy Olub, Wednesday ove
ning, Fob. 26, on the subject, "Tho retire
ment of the Greenbacks." He ably sot
forth tho arguments for their retirement.
Judge Lambertson is well fitted to discuss
the question. He is a thorough student of
finance and is familiar with tho administra
tion of the treasury department, having
occupied the position of assistant secretary
of the treasury. His arguments are well
worty of consideration.
Professor Taylor in his usual pleasing
manner spoke of the aims and purposes of
the club. He paid a tribute to some of the
students who havo boon prominent in the
club and helped to make it a success.
Tho club is doing a valuable work for
education in sound economic principles.
Tho ablest men of tho stato arc invited to
discuss living questions. They are fearlessly
handled, partisanship is disregarded and only
economic principles are considered. The
club is non-partisan and gives all sides a
The Doane Debates.
withdrawal of gold threatened to destroy the
credit of tho government. The conditions
made it imperative that tho contract should
havo been entered into to maintain the
reserve. They thought that results had jus
Tho nogativo ropliod that tho gold reserve
was not required by law nor by economics.
Tho contract was not tho best that could
have been made. Tho recent popular bond
issue had proved tho fallacy of a secret
Tho Doane men handled the question
more from tho standpoint of theory. They
quoted few facts to substantiate their state
ment. On the other hand, the Union boys
showed that they had used tho library.
They road a number of quolationa in support
of their position.
'Tis strango, to soy tho least
In this advanced hour
-That tho grinding mill of college
Is still run by "horse" powor.
Lives of lovers oft remind us
That wo may ere many moons,
In departing leave behind us,
Footprints on our pantaloons.
"Pinkie" and the Old Unl.
Saturday evening, Fob. 22, the Union
Boys' Debating Olub mot Doane college in
joint debate. Tho question for debate was,
"Resolved, That tho contract entered into
by tho present administration in last Febru
ary with tho so called bond syndicate was
justifiable." Messrs. Anchors, Ellis, Morgan
and Owon, of Doane, spoke for tho affirma
tive Tho Union boys wore roprosentod by
Messrs. Soarsou, Boomor, Maguire and
Tho question was thoroughly discussod by.
both sides. Tho affirmative hold that it was
necessary to maintain tho gold reserve Tho
I heard your silvery tones thut night, your
logic cool, profound, complox. I thought
tho judges did all right to grant you chase
and Wheeler's X. Tho local 'speak' drew
on apaco ore Mahor dodgod Fitzimmons. I
saxv by your determined face you came to
knock persimmons. How fine for you it
surely seems, tho vict'ry won, tho contest
o'er to tuck that fifty in your jeans while loving
friends stand round and roar. Now Pinker
ton, just this roquost then I will leave you
all alono. Just show tho stato, sir, that
tho best man doosn't come from sister Doane.
Remombor, Sam, I'm going down, my big
tin-horn I'll thrown in gear. If yon but win,
I'll paint tho town, then bring you back to
oysters hero. Remember, too, we bank on
yon. Wo rockon yon our old standby. We'll
take our girls, blow our last sou for 'Pinkie'
and the old Uni.
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