Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, April 15, 1884, Page 2, Image 2

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Editorial J01&
"There are men," says some one, "whose can't
is simply can't." They can give no reason for it
they have none. This word has become engrafted
into their nature and voluntarily or involuntarily they
utter it on all occasions. In the vocabulary of the
successful man there is no such' word as "can't."
The time for the presidental campaign is nearing,
and again the country is to be submerged in the broils
of political contests. It would be better to have
longer terms of office so that the people might havc
some rest. We are excitable enough without having
any fresh incentives. The older the country gets the
hotter will be the strife, and we ought to do as much
as we can to alleviate it.
"Success in most things," says Montesquieu, "de
pends on knowing how long it takes to succeed."
This is the reason of many failures. Some seem to
think success ought to come after a few trials, and if
it don't they haven't time to wait. Of cousre there
is such a thing as one choosing a field he has no qual
ifications for, but in most cases if all would remem
ber these lines there would be less failures.
The Medical Faculty gave a grand banquet at the
Commercial, on the night of March 20th. The feast
was protracted far into the night, after which toasts
were given and responded to by the representatives
of the various professions in the city. They were all
good, but that of Chancellor Manatt on the Univer
sity strikes us the most favorably under the circum
stances, which was, "thit he was so thoroughly con
vinced that the University was on the way to pros
perity aud success, that it would grow while we
Doane College through the "Owl" and by a rep
resentative or so that.was down here to the Teacher's
Association, significants willingness to enter a State
Oratorical Association for the purpose of sending an
orator each year to the interstate contest. "Barkis
is willin' " An attempt or two of the kind has been
made and the state was admitted by the niter-state or
ganization, but so far no one has seemed anxious
enough to attend to the affair and see that it went
ahead. The Student, having a predisposition to
find fault, is inclined to be skeptical about the bene
fits that are derived from such elaborate contests, but
is still willing to be convinced of error by experiment.
Let us "associate" by all means.
The committees appointed by the two societies to
confer in regard to the O'Shea prize for the best de
bater have come to a satisfactory understanding with
each other and with Mr. O'Shea. According to their
arrangements the prohibition question at first proposed
will not be discussed, but the choice of the question
shall be left to the societies. The prospect now is that
the debate will take place in the early part of next
fall term, and that the speakers from the same soci
ety will be upon diflerant sides of the question. Ar
rangements will be perfected as soon as possible.
The prize offered is a morocco bound copy of Dante's
Inferno illustrated by Dore, in twenty-five volumes.
"Go it, and may the best man win."
Ialmage described a churcifociablJras a collcc-
tion of chairs with an icicle glued to each. , This
could notjbe applicd'fb our society sociables that are
held at the beginrjng of each term; but it isagloomy
fact that nine tenths of those attending them come
away feeling that they have been bored "even unto
death." Supposejnow, that at the beginning of each
winter and spring term, the two societies should meet
in the chapel and listen to a debate by four regular de
baters, two from each society butwith sides so arranged
as to make no show of a contest. Afterwards there
could be a general discussion, and the whole need not
las more than an hour, or an hour and a half. On be
ing dismissed the audience could either go home or
stay and be sociable till ten-thirty-an
be improvement think ye ?
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