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l)i. t4-otL '.rniks.
T)r. Scott of Princeton, the noted author of
a work in Geology, spoke for u few moments
in chapel "Wednesday morning.
lie thought there could bo no hatred be
tween institutions of learning - for they all
have the one common purpose the upbuild
ing of mankind. Patriot ism,'' said Dr.
Scott, "does not consist in waving the Hag
and making the eagle scream." He thought
it rather meant bettering humanit v. Dr. Scott
eondemed the idea that a college or university
is a place to prepare people to earn their liv
ing. He thought a university should prepare
them for something higher. "Fidelity to
Duty" was the key note of his talk.
The regents took advantage of the vacation
to make some long needed improvements on
the grounds and the buildings of the univer
sity. Old students,rcturning,at once remarked
that the campus in general had been better
taken care of than heretofore. The grass
looks better, the trees are better trimmed
and new llower buds have been put in, all of
which add to the beauty of the campus.
Improvements were not confined to the
grounds. University Hall shows marked im
provements. A fresh coat of bright red paint
Las caused it to lose its resemblance to "Ft.
Sampler after the attack." 1'erhaps the
most strickiug improvements are noticablc on
the interior. The floors and stairways were
repaired, the recitation rooms painted and
repapcred. The chapel underwent some very
beneficial changes it no longer reminds one
of a "cold storage room" for the new changes
11011151111101 N'till in Arontiiin.
Prof. Brunei' is still in Argentine. How
successful he has been in accomplishing his
mission that of exterminating the grass
hopper it is dillicnlt to say. By the author
ities who sent for him he has received cordial
treatment: bv the natives ho has been looked
upon with suspicion. Some of (he Argentine
papers have extended a welcome to the Neb
raska professor and wished him success in his
undertaking: others have severely attacked
him. denominating him a '"'foreign intruder.'
During Prof. limner's short stay in Argen
tine he hn.s tr.i wiled nearly 5.000 miles and
has visited nearly every province in the coun
try. He has seen the Andes, crossed the
great pampas and viewed such things as wild
ostriches and llamas from the trains as he
passed from point to point. "Bird life,"
writes Prof. Brunei, "is especially attractive
here. And this of course interests me. "For
insects J can not say so much as it is now
winter and there are few insects about. "
Tn speaking of the insect pest Prof. Brunei
says: "Aside from the destructive locusts the.
country is greatly overrun by other insect en
emies that might be readily handled if the
people only knew how and then would do it."
Prof. Brunei likes the Argentine country
better now than ho did when he first went
tihere. But he looks -with a longing to 'the
time when he can return to his native land.
Te-Jiiiu' C'lul No-wh.
ThePalladian Boys' debating club held no
meeting last Saturday evening. The club
will meet as usual tomorrow evening.
Both the Union Boys' and the Dolian Boys'
'make it a handsome, airry room so much so debating clubs met last Saturday evening,
that even the "special" cannot now resist
the temptation to attend chapel.
l'ljiHt;iiif;N Will Lecliire Ncyl,
Dr. "Win. II. Hustings, physical director,
will address the student body some time next
week. "While Dr. Hastings will speak ospce-
but adjourned on account, of the Y. M.. 0. A.
The first preliminary debate to the Kansas
Nebraska contest will not be hold until about
the middle of December. This will give time
for new material to devclopc.
Some students think flint they got the same
training in public speaking classes that they
ially of ''What CortsjitWs a College A me- would in debating clubs. But it is generally
conecueu mat they are mistaken. The boal
speakers in the university come from the de
bating clubs. Debating club men invariably
represent the university in the Kansas-Nebraska
contests. The training in debating
clubs is more natural; its benefit more marked.
tear," his talk will be of general interest to
ifhc student body. Dr. Hastings is a scholar
and a pleasant man to meet. He is rapidly
making friends among the student body $uul
a large audience is sure to greet him.
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