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H. J. TilUOUAI.D Athletic
"If j'ou see it in the Hesperian it is so."
A true college paper should be "by the stu
dents, for the students."
Some people note the movement of "the
straws" and profit thereby. Others believe
t lat if they can remove the straws they have
changed the course of the wind.
Before the "S. U. I. Quill" makes another
attempt to show the superiority of Iowa Uni
versity over other western institutions it
should remember: "Nebraska ranks fourth
among state universities and that Iowa docs
not railc a.nNrj the first three."
The Oratorical Election developed more in
terest in oratory than has besn apparent in
some years. All interests were harmonized
and only the good of the organization con
sidered. The men chosen to fill the places of
honor are all 'good and true.' The outlook
is cartainly very bright and with pushers at
the head there is sure to be a contest worth
The University National convention needs
only to be mentioned to find a hearty ap
proval. Such a convention cannot help hav
ing a beneficial influence on University affairs.
It will bring the working elements close
together. It will, to a degree, be a realization
of the energies of the student bodv. It will
not only be a mobilization of the brains of the
University, but it w ill be brains in action,
rapid, vigorous telling action. The details of
of the organization are difficult of settlement.
Many elements and various intends must be
dealt with yet it is hoped that all maj' be
happily adjusted without friction in any quar
ter. Occurring on Feb. 12th, it may well be
considered an event of Charter Day week.
The last number of the S. U. I. Quill con
tains the astonishing intelligence that the S.
U. I. has out-grown the West. She no longer
finds 'schools of her own calibre among the
western institutions of learning. And. for
sooth, she will turn her face toward the rising
sun in hopes of finding something able to
grapple with her on the gridiron or compete
with her in the Forum. She has a voracious
appetite for recognit ion. She would be known
and famed in the land whence "Wise Men"
come. She looks with disdain upon our own
University and scorns her with a haughty
self righteousness when challenged to debate.
Hear her mouth-piece as it says, "But re
cently a challenge from the University of
Nebraska to a joint debate received no con
sideration whatsoever, because as was alleged
we had nothing to gain and something per
haps to losc" Here is the essence of concen
trated gall! Here is brass a mile deep! "Vic
tory over iiiferior schools adds nothing to the
honor of S. U. I." We grant that. But will
our beloved and self admiring contemporary
please recount a few dozen of these self same
victories Will she tell us of the gory scalps
of western institutions that bedeck the walls
of her trophy room? Take us into your
"sanctum sanctorum" and show us those
trophies of great victories, victories that war
rant you in scorning and despising the west
and falling into the arms of the east. And,
casually please, let us look at your stock of
'courtesy; ' very likely you have much of tliat
left. But, come to think of it, we recall
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