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THE . HESPERIAN
suits tell; let people get to the front when
they have proved that there is where they be
long oh, its no use, that would be the mil-lenium.
Another phase of the same selfish scramble
for place is the worship of place. Commodore
Dewey a thousand pardons Rear Admiral
Dewey gets praise and titles, medals and so
on. Doubtless he deserves it all, if for no
thing more than that he has made the blood
beat faster in our veins. That is something
we cannot reward him for. But we forget
the men who really fought the battle. Of
course it was Nelson who won at Trafalgar
was it? Congress mentions the men in a sort
of postscript. Surely our gratetude and
praise at the first bound of our hearts when
we heard of the great victory, went out very
equally to the whole body, commodore, offi
cers, down to the scullion boys, who helped
to carry the glory of the nation to the utter
most ends of Hie earth. Dewey is the hero,
but it took something more than nis guiding
mind and a row of Spanish nine pins set up
along Cavite, to make his heroism possible.
We are likely to forget the others for a while.
But our hearts are large, and when Dewey
comes sailing home again what won 't we do
-when DewejT comes sailing home?
AduuiU Fill Ytxy.
The annual field-da' meet will occur next
Saturday afternoon, beginning promptly at
1:30 The track has been graded and rolled
and 5b in splendid condition. The contest
throughout will be "swift.'''' Several contests
have already broken former reooids, and it
promises well for the beBt field day meet in
the history of the Uni. The men are all in
excellent condition and show the fruits of
systematic and feithful training. Each one
is making effort to win a place on the Inter
collegiate meet. CIobo and spirited events are
assured. A novel feature in the meet will be
the throwing of a Grecian discus. Pillsbury
and Stull have alread' thrown it over HO feet.
Every admirer of athletics and every loyal
student sliould attend and witness the best
athletic contest of Hie year, and by 3'our pres
ence and co-operation encourage the boys in
future efforts in carrying away the honors for
Hie Uni. in the Inter-collegiate meet to be
held Saturday, May 21.
The events and their prizes will be us follows:
100-yd. dash, 1 pr. running shoes Perkins &
220-yd. dash, 3.00 hat Mayer Bros.
440-yd. run, sweater Globe Clothing Co.
SSO-yd. run, 1 doz. cabinet photos E. C.
Mile run, standard cyclonietea Hard' Fur
120-yd. hurdle, 1st, shirt and collar Bum
stead & Tuttle: 2nd, neckties C. 3L Gard
ner & Co.
Running high jump, 1, fancy shirt Paine &
Warfel; 2, yacht cap Kier, "The Hatter."
Running broad jump, tennis shoes Foot
Pole vault, 1, Waterman Ideal fountain pen
II. M. Brown; 2, tennis shoes Webster
Putting shot, $3.00 laundry Evans Laundry
Hammer throw, Uni. souvenir spoon Her
The trophy given bT Armstrong Clothing
Co., a $(5 silver cup, to the class making
highest number of points, is now on exhibi
tion in their windows.
The officials of the contest will be:
Referee, Roscoe Pound; marshal, John
Hastie; field judges, Dr. Ward, O. T. Rudy,
J. E. Pearson; judges, finish, Dr. Fling, Prof.
Caldwell, Geo. Shedd; iiners, Dr. Hill, Prof.
Sweezey, A. C. Biscoif; starter, Dr. Hastings;
scorer, R. S. Hunt, clerk, E. A. Moore.
Jay Williams, of Omaha, was visiting his
cousin Fred Abbott this week.
The Palladian, Delian and Union Societies
are arranging for their annual picnics Satur
day, May 21st Many of the members of the
three organizations have expressed their de
sire to have a joint picnic, but this has not
been determined upon.
Prof. C. W. Wallace has juBt made his
second annual anouneemenifor his preparatory
school. In this announcement is given a
clear idea of just what is required to enter
the University. According to the figures giv
en the school has been making excellent pro
gress since it first started and reflects credit
upon the management. A summer school lias
been arranged for and Hie very best instruct
ors have been employed so that any one who
desires lo take work' In a summer school will
do well lo see Mr. Wallace- Watch for his
announcement of the school in the columns of
our paper next week.
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