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CONSTITUTION of the WESTERN INTER-COLLEGIATE
We, the representatives of the college press, in order to
obtain the advantages hereafter set forth, do hetcby estab
lish and ordain for our control and guidance the following,
Sec. I. This organization shall he known as the Wes
tern Intercollegiate Press Association.
Sec. I. The object ol this association shall be the ele
vation of the standard of college journalism and the enlarge
ment of its sphere of usefulness, and thus to secure to our
selves and the cause of higher education all the incidental
advantage 'herefrom accruing.
Sec. I. The representatives of all college periodicals pub
lished in whole by undergraduates of any academy, college,
or university in the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois
and Wisconsin and all the stale? and tciiilorics lying west of
the Mississippi river, except the states of Arkansas', Louisiana,
and Texas, and the territories of New Mexico, and Arizona
shall be eligible to membership in the association.
Sec. 2. All persons eligible to mcmbciship according
to the provisions of Sec. I of this article, shall become duly
accredited members by filing papers of (of a form io be pre
scribed by the duly elected officers ol the association) with
the secretary of the association on or before each regular
meeting of the association, declaring their intention to avail
themselves of the privileges of the association and their wil
lingness to be subject to its conliol, and also by keeping
on file with the secretary one copy of each issue of their
periodical. ARTICLE iv.
Sec. I. The officers of this association shall be a presi
dent, a secretary, a treasurer, together with a vice-president
from each of the stairs comprising the association, not other
wise officially represented.
Sec. 2. The duties of these officers shall be such as
usually devolve upon similar officers in deliberative and
Sec. 3. Officers shall be elected at each regular meeting
of the association, for the term of one year or until their suc
cessors arc duly qualified.
Sec. 4. In the election of officers, each periodical be
longing to the association, shall have one vote, which shall
be cast, (1) by any duly elected delegate; or, (2) by a scaled
ballot sent by mail to the secretary of the association, which
shall be opened and announced by him at the time of the
election; or, (3) by a duly accredited proxy in the person of a
delegate from some other periodical represented in the asso
Sec. I. Regular meetings of the association shall be
held annually, on the day after and at the place of holdir-g
the inter-state oratorical contest.
Sec. 2. At each regular meeting of the association,
each periodical belonging to the association shall be represen
ted in the manner prescribed in Art. iv, Sec. 4.
Sec. 3 Whenever any question comes before the associ
otion in regular meeting, necessary or expedient to be decid
ed by vote, the manner of taking such vote shall be as pro
vided for in Article iv., Section 4.
Sec. 1. There shall be no initiation fee required of any
periodical joining the association, but an annual due of one
dollar (Si) shall be required of members. To meet any other
necessary expenses a prorata assessment sufficient to meet
such expenses may be levied by a majority vote of the associ
ation. Sec. 2. No periodical delinquent on annual dues shall
be entitled to a vote in any meeting of the association.
Sec. 1. The president, secretary, and treasurer, and the
vice-presideuts of the assoc.ation shall form an executive com
mittee whose duties shall be to advance the interests of the
association in every way they may deem fit.
In deliberations of this association. Roberi's
Order" shall be taken as authority!
ARTICLE IX. ;
Any part of this constitution may be amended,
or added to, at any regular meeting, by a two-
thirds vote of the papers represented-
Our last chance at exchanges this year and only one col
umn to hit them in! Some one's feelings will! be spared.
From the extraordinary number of mildewed items in the
Blackburnian we should think there was a green exchange
editor on the paper.
The Elite Journal objects very strongly to the plan of
having the press association meeting at the "same time and
place as the interstate oratorical contest. It thinks this is
making the former play "second fiddle to the latter. There
is, of course something in the point that only those papers
will be represented that have also some interest in the ora
torical contest. Hut is not this overbalanced by the fact tha1
it would be almost impossible to get many papers to send
delegates for no other purpose than the press association? It
seems to us that the difficulties in the Journals plan arc
greater than in the one proposed at Grinncll.
The very freshest thing this spring has brought forth is
the bran new exchange editor on the Richmond Messenger.
We haven't any words to express his freshness. He is sim
ply Ireshness unadulterated, or rather, unsaltcd. With a
grandiose and patronising style, as if h; was a sort of father
to college journalism, he notes that we get off 'that same
old criticism on his 1 cal column' and then rather more
meekly thinks 'we should speak to our local men about put
ting in such poetiy as "U u 11 i, Ver ver vcrsity, N-c-braski,
Oho o o-my." Poetry! We don't like to use slang,' but
feel tempted to say "C;csar's ghost" just this once. You
poor innocent! That's a college yell. A college yell is a
kind of a whoop or cry (j. e. a shout, you understand) which
is uttered (. e. shouted) by one or two boys or a lot of boys
who arc called "students" (you will understand that word
when you arc older) and that is the way the boys let people
know what college (something like a school only they teach
different things) they belong to. Our heart aches for you,
dear little thing, as vc think of all that you don't know
about college life. When you have used up a pencil or two
and loosened-the rivet of your shears in your new occupa
tion you will realize that all is not "poetry" that is printed
As a result of the new press association we have received
several new exchanges. The College Courier, Monmouth,
presents n pretty pink outside and eighteen pages of good
reading matter. The issue is largely devoted to tributes to a
lately deceased professor. The editorials in this paper
smack entirely too much on the proverbial, philosophical,
goody-goody sort. Write on live topics. The Penn Chron
icle, Oskaloosa, Iowa, is a very fair paper cditorids on live
topics, two good essays, unsigned (which indicates the edit
ors are not lazy) and a none too extensive local column are
part of the attractions. The Elite Journal we had heard of
before. It is the paper which distinguished itself by chang
ing from a semi-monthly to a weekly with no perceptible
diminution in size. We shall have to concur in the verdict
that it is a very enterprising periodical. We have not the issue
at hand just at present -or we might pick a few flaws in it
the color of the cover for instance. Does that amuse you?
It always amuses us to hear about our "delirium tremens"
cover. The Buhtelite from Akron, Ohio, is the latest. It is
an infant of two months age, which may account for several
peculiarities. The wood cuts on the cover look as though
they had been taken in the dark of the moon. The paper,
used is of poor quality and very sad in hue. In quantity' the
journal is very praiseworthy, though much of the matter-is
contributed. , . ,
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