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The debates are on once more. Debating
enthusiasm ia at its highest. More men are
entered, more zeal is shown, more doubt as to
the outcome is manifest than has ever been
known in the University. All the seeming
dihV.ilties of a few weeks ago have been sat
isfactorily adjusted. All arrangements as to
judges, markings, etc, have been made with
a facility hardly to be expected in view of the
clashing of individual interests and the num
erous iuteresta to bo considered. The asso
ciation is unified, harmonious and strong.
Its orticei'i are painstaking, energetic and
fair. These considerations lead up to predict
the greatest contest in debating over held
within the four walls of the old Uni. No man
whatsoever has surety of a place. The chaps
who win will know what it means to win a
victory against the greatest odds. And tho
men who fail to make tho "final sixteen" can
have no cause to bewail tho outcome.
The passing away of Lieutenant Jackson
cast a profound gloom over tho entiro student
body. His short timo with us and tho sud
denness of b.is demise seemed to increase the
effect of tho news of bis death. He had been
with us but a few weeks, but in that brief
space ho had made a lasting impression upon
those with whom he was associated. "With
all the dignity of a soldier, he had all the
graces of a gentleman; with a thorough regard
for military rank, ho honored tho forms of
democratic equality. Among all our com
mandants, he possessed in the greatest degree
the elements of the man along with those of
To the rare qualities of tho executive, he
added a calmness of council and a liberality
of opinion rarely found among military men.
Intho person of Lieutenant Jackson, the stal
wartness of the soldier but served to express
the manliness of the man. The name of the
Soldier-Gentleman shall not be soon forgotten
by tho students of the University of Nebraska.
The Foot Ball Pennant belongs to Nebraska.
The Thanksgiving victory over Iowa gives to
our doughty warriors the title of "Champions
of the West" beyond the possibility of a
doubt. The victory is unprecedented. Mis
souri was overwhelmed; Kansas was outplay
ed; Iowa was defeated. Not a score was
made against us by any team in tho Inter
State League. A comparison of the scores
brings out our superiority and plainly demon
strates our right to claim the honors. Our
team played clean, legitimate foot ball which
renders our victory worth the more and
leaves no excuse for grumbling on the part of
our opponents. Missouri was not in tho best
form when wo played her team: Kansas
came with much blustering and bragging,
flushed with her great victory over Iowa; but
tho test of facts proved her weakness: Iowa
put up the hardest game of the three played,
her regular men were not injured as in tho
Kas-Iowa game, she also showed marked im
provement in her play and her team as a
whole was at its best. Missouri improved
prior to the Kas.-Mo. game but her material
was not equal to that of Iowa, so her showing
against Kansas was not equal to that of Iowa
against Nebraska. Judged strictly on their
merits there is no doubt of marked superior
ity over tho opposing teams of tho League.
In every essential of the game our men have
shown their skill and aptness and the out-
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