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BOARD OF EDITORS.
O. H. ALLEN
H. E. NEWBRANCH.
P. H. THOMSON
E. F. PIPER
CLINT M. DARR -J.
C. E. MATSON -E.
J. F. BOOMER -
L. J. ABBOTT, Jr., J
NED: C. ABBOTT f
A lakob number of University studonts
attended the state oratorical content, They
went to Crete shouting for Mr, L'inkerton.
They hoped lie would win. Thoy would
not be loyal University students hud they
not thoy were honestly disappointed whou
the decision was announced, but defeut was
Doane, however, is not content with in
dulging in a little just solf congratulation.
She must bo-little her opponent, The long
waited for time has come, and Doane thinks
she has an opportunity to avengo a long list
ofi.grievancca. The opportunity is made, the
most of, and the spleen that has been
accumulating for years, she gives vent to.
The Doano Owl, after lavishing a pro
fusion of praises upon Mr. House and his
oration, proceeds to atone for the supposed'
grievences of Doane. This is the way it
"Thero ore sometimes to bo seen in the
U. of N. student publications contemptuous
flings regarding the infant Douiio'b inability
to cope with the 'big man' U. of N.
"So long as tho Stato University exhibits
as the consumato flower of hor literary
asporations. productions like that of Mr.
Pinkertons, she need never sigh for other
worlds to conquor. 'The South and tho
Race Question' is a decided literary failure;
it lacks unity; it is composed of jerky, dis
connected sentences; it abounds in harsh
ingrHmmaticisms; startling illogical state
ments, and evident untruths."
Gun anything like tho above be found in
the annals of journalism in tho University
of Nebraska? Wo have never been able to
produco such a piece of criticism. With
such language wo have nevor consigned an
opponent to the utterly bad, In two sentences
Doano has oclipsod us in "contemptuous
flings" as woll as in oratory.
The whole account is bad enough, coming
from Doano, as it does, but what was our
surprise whon wo tumod to tho front pogo
and saw that II, 0. House was Editor-in-'
Chief of tho "Owl." This is the" way ho
sounds his own trumpot. This is tho flnoBt
oxampo of ogotism we have soon.
Mr. Iiouso, it is too bad that you wore
not permitted to vanquish a foo moro worthy'
of your steel. Would it not -havo sorvo'd'
your purpose bettor to have made it appear
thut'you had won in a contest wlioro thoro
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