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was an admirable effort on the life and services of William ' fool assured that what properly belongs to the University wifc&
not bo withhold. Thoy can then plan for the future and make
systematic improvements, just as a business man with an in
sured income can plan for tho enlargement of his business.
As to what improvements aro immediately needed there may
bo different opinions. The University ought to have an ad
ministration building in which tho business oilices could bo lo
cated. It should also contain a chapol and general assembly
room. Tho present chapol wing of tho University could bo re
modelled to accomodate tho law school and provide additional
class rooms. It would certainly bo a far more satisfactory
Miraboau was tho subject of tho oration by F. E. Edgorton.
This address was given first place by all throe judges on deliv
ery and by two of those on manuscript.
F. A. Bartos spoke on "Capital Punish mont Should bo
Tho judges on manuscript were Profs. Fosslor. Caldwell and
Ansley; on delivery Dr. Dayton, Supt. Say lor and Prof.
Tho first prizo of ten dollars in this contest "was offered by
0. A. Davis and J. F. Boomer; the second prizo of five dol- pll1 tjuul t0 ugo tho nrmory for an auditorium. Tho Mechanic
lars by tho Dolian Society. At the business mooting of tho Art8 building should also be complotod and, in fact, what is
society n resolution was passed unanimously tendering a vote necded 0f external improvement should bo planned for.
of thanks to Messrs. Davis and Boomer for their generosity.
OUR FUTURE UNIVERSITY.
The one mill tax levy for the University will increase the
temporary University fund by about one hundred thousand
dollars annually. That, however, does not moan that tho actual
income will bo increased by that much. Tho $ mill levy
which the University has been receiving, has boon supplemented
from time to time by special state appropriations.
For tho next two years the University and affiliated schools
will draw its revenuo from tho following sources:
1. Tho temporary University funds consisting of:
(a) Tho one mill tax.
(b) Rentals on unsold lands.
(c) Interest on the permanent endowment fund.
This fund, it is estimated, will yield a revenuo, for tho next
two years, of $120,000; of which it is expected that tho ono
mill tax alone will bring $338,000.
2. The "Morrill Fllnd,,, $25,000 annually, which can bo
used only for instruction and facilities for instruction in tho
school of agriculture.
3. United States Agricultural Experiment Station fund,
But the University should also be improved internally. The
toaching force ought to bo strongthonod. The professors ought
to have more time for lesearch work. Wo can not expect, for
a good many years yet, to make our professors purely investi
gators, but thoy ought not to bo merely a teaching faculty.
Much of the toaching now is done by fellows and scholars.
This does not give the best results. Tho syBtom of toaching
by follows and scholars should not bo discarded, but thoy
should not be required to teach so much. They should havo
more opportunity to pursue thoir special lino of study.
Tho professors ought to bo given an opportunity to become
true specialists and this they cannot possibly do as long as
they havo to teach twenty-five hours a week in varying subjects,
and from preparatory to post graduate classos. It is especially
along these lines we must grow to become a truly groat Uni
versity. A. Hansen.
The Newspapers of Argentine Republic.
E. L. Baker, treasurer of the Hunter Printing Co., gave a
very interesting talk before the journalism class last Tuesday
on the newspapers of Argontino Republic. Mr. Baker served
as vice-consul for some time at Buenos Ay res, and was per-
$15,000 annually, which can bo used only for original research fectly familiar with his topic.
and experiments upon subjects connected with agriculture. Ho says that the newspapers of that place aro active and
4. University cash fund, coming from matriculation and very much up to date. Tho publishers aim to get the news to
diploma fees, lawcollego tuition, laboratory deposits, and farm their readers quickly and authentically. Sensationalism and
cash receipts. Tho board of regents estimate $32,000 from scandal are not much indulged in. Personal items seldom
this source for the next two years. This fund is also limited
to definite purposes.
All funds, but tho temporary university fund, aro limited to
special uses, and so cannot be used otherwise. Tho Univer
sity fund has for some years boon inadequate to moot tho run-
find thoir way into tho columns of tho papers. No doubt tho
cause of this is tho stringency of libel laws.
The literary department of the Argontino papers aro purely
abreast with tho times. Special attention is paid to art, musi
cal, and dramatic criticism. Only a tow papers allow any
ning expenses of tho University, and so the regents havo boon spaco to fiction.
obliged to depend on special appropriations. Since these aro Politically, native papers aro generally opposed to tho ad-
always an uncertain quantity, tho regents, being in the position ministration. There are three dailies in Buenos Ayres printed
of a business man whoso income is precarious, could lay and jn English and are well supported.
follow no definite plan for tho growing University.
Tho state treasurer is tho treasurer of tho University, and
tho regents cannot draw any funds till tho legislature has made
an appropriation. Tho ono mill tax provides only for an in
crease in tho fund. But as tho fund is collected for tho Uni
versity, and can bo used for no other purpose, tho regents can change of ideas.
At all times, the national government keeps a close watcl$&
on tho pross of the capital, and in times of political excite
ment, a rigid censorship is exercised.
Tho newspaper men of Buenos Ayres havo, a Pross Club
where the journalists moot oik the best of tonus for an inter-
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