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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1896)
Spring Athletics are now fairly on. Tho
gymnasium exhibition of the 21th attracted
considerable notico, am.' '. d arouse an
interest in Athletics in goner 1, The ovents
were varied and faithfr.Vy carried out, and
while tho records were very low, there was
evidence of good method and careful train
ing on tho pari of tho contestants.
The fact that tho records were low should
not discourage. Our possibilities are just
as great as wore those of Princeton and
Yale when they were young, and there is
good reason to expect careful and systematic
To the most of us gymnasium exhibits are
not of so much intorost as college games,
but in eastern colleges these events croato
tho highest enthusiasm possible, and partic
ularly since a series of contests have been
arranged with tho colleges of England.
The revival of tho old time games at
Athens has created much enthusiasm in
America during the past week, in view of
the fact that our representatives aro proving
too much for the classical youngsters who
boast of gladiatorial ancestry. The iinal
contests will be made Friday, and from
present indications the colleges of tho U. S.
will take the big share. England is hardly
a good second.
Tho visitors at Athens report a generous
reception on the part of their hosts, and
their successes receive the generous ap
plause of tho forty thousand spectators.
Tho base-ball boys aro practicing out of
doors and will be organized by tho end of
this week. It would be possible to locate
the men now, but tho positions have not
been officially assigned so wo hesitate to
give our opinion.
There is some complaint that the manage
ment is not offering encouragement enough
to players in the matter of scheduling games.
It is well known that ' the competition is
always stronger when trips and games are
announced. Our information may be er
roneous, we hope it is at least.
Tonnis is on tho qui vivo. Three brand
now courts, levol enough for billiards almost,
and the prospects of a healthy organization.
Start to playing early this spring, it costs no
more than if you wait till the season is half
over. Hastings, Pawnee City and many
other little towns are playing tennis that will
discourage us if wo don't get started in
Some of tho boys are out taking long
chances on ducks 'latoly. A number who
cannot skip classes, go out early in the
morning and aro back by nine o'clock
classes. There is hardly enough game to
warrant a gun club howevor.
The class of 'Si) of the University of Ne
braska held its annual reunion "Wednesday
evening of last week at the homo of Miss
Laura Haggard. This class was the last to
graduate under tho old regime, when class
spirit was a real thing and not a suggestion
from the powers that bo, and when class
organization was a matter of pride and
interest. Tho class of '89 was and is always
enthusiastic in loyalty to the interests of the
University. They hold annual reunions.
The secretary, Edna D. Bullack, now cata
loguer of the state library, holds lior posi
tion for life or during good behavior. A
class letter, tolling all the truth discoverable
and some of the fiction in regard to tho pro
gress towards fume made by members of the
class, is sent out every year by tho secretary.
This last meeting was one of the most
pleasant on record. There were present;
Mr. G. "W. Gerwig of. Alleghanoy, Penn.,
Mrs. Jennie Bonnell Frost, Mr. Alfred
Pizey of Omaha, Mr. T. S. Alien, Miss
Laura Haggard, Miss Edna Bullock, Mr.
D. A. Haggard, '91. As the meeting was
impromptu, on account of the flying visit of
of Mr. Gerwig, tho distant members of the
clasB could not bo present.
A health to '891 May her spirit descend
to tho refit of us!
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