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THE HAGUE CONFERENCE Pre-em in ent among the statesmen and diplom ats of t he present day stands the Hon. J oseph H . Choate . Hi s j\1dicial mind and clear sight in to compli cated political probl ems, his perfect mast.ery of th e law , coupled with genuine patri otism and unusual power in argumentati on, have made it p ossibl e for Mr. Choate to render a service to his cou ntry that cOl1ld ha rdly have been accomplished by any other m a n. Choate is t.oo well known to n eed an extend ed introdu ction to stu dents. For more than th irty years h e ha s been e l~gage d, as a consti tutionallawyer, ;n th e m ost important issu es that have com e befo re the Suprem e Court of New York , a nd in 11" any of t he cases that have confronted th e Supreme Court of th e United States. H e \vas our a m bassador to En gla nd from ] 899 to HlO;). H e was our chief representati ve a t the Second H ague Conference whi ch was in scssion last summer. H e recentl y reported hi s \york in th e interests of pea ce at a pu bli c m ecting held in Boston. Thinking t hat a brief 1'eview of th e proceed -

in gs of the m eeting might be of in terest to t he rea(le rs of S tude11t Life I offer the fol low ing summary: President E li ot of H arvard University introd uced the speaker as follows: " H e has been a g reat lawyer, a g reat advoca t e, all his life. But he never pl eaded in a better cause than he did at the Hag ue Conference, a nd he never had a better cJ ien L than Peace. I i ntrod uce to you the H a n. ] oseph Choate, a graduate of Harvard who has s hed great luster upon th e insti tution." .A. th ousand sons of H arvard sp onta neousl y arose and c heered the ir venerabl e a lumnu s who more than half a century ago came 'J p fo r gradu at io n honors- at Harvard . \n abrid gm ent of hi s di scussion foll ows: Th e gen e ra l ill1pression has b een di ssemin ated by t he press that th e second H ag ue Conference was a :\1a n y people expected fa ilure. the co nfe re nce to result in the i11l lredi a t E: di sa rma ment of t he nati ons. Oth ers, who 1 ealizerl. that such a m easure co uld not be carri ed through scoffed at th e id ea of th e representative' s ab ility to do a nyt hin g more than to engage in idl e


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deba t e. Bu t a fe ll' constru ctive measures wc re a d vanced, th o roug h1:-' di scu ssed , a n d favo ra bl y acted upo n , Our represe ntat ives fa vo red t he prin cip le of pro t ec ti on t o commerce ('I r t he immun ity of pri vat e m ercha nt prope rty d urin g times of wa r, It has long been ad vocated by o ur coun t r y t hat \\'e shou ld n ot inte rfe re with the cvmmercia l relat io nship of the nations, ;\[erchant vessels sho ul d be a ll owed to op e rate n orma ll y and u nder the prot("ction of a n in te rn ationa l law , ('ve n between t he hostile nat ions. At t he- openin g of t he conferen ce, C l eat Bri tain refu sed to en ter in to such a n agreem ent as d id also a ll t he other g reat nations except Germ,a ny . Tt was a rgued t hat inte rfe rence with COm me rce const it u tf'S one of the m ost potent a nd effectual m ethods of warfa re, a nd does, pe rh a p s, m ore t ha n a n y ot he r t h in g toward b ri ngin g war to a n immed ia te close, Afte r t h ree mon t hs of ca reful con siderat ion a votc was ta ken and near ly t\\'OLh irc1 s of a ll the nation s were ready to enter into t he ag reem ent that ccmm crce shou lel be p n"tecteel fo r t he \\'e!fa re of the great mass of huma nit y \\'hose mean s of su pport is cut off when com merce is chec ked a nd t he great ind ust ries of t he coun try broug h t t o a stan dstill.

The ma jority of t he powe rs we re willin g to pled ge t hem selves to a p olicy th at woul d me> ke vessels engaged in t he t ra nsportation of merchand ise as safe in times of war as in t im es of peace. It is probable t hat t he next con fe l en ce will con ve rt eve r y n ation to t hi s idea alJd it will become a b inc1in g ru le cf cc,nduct uetween a ll nation s. Th e last co nfe ren ce sowed seeds that \l' ill bring forth good frui t in the near f u t u re, A l elate d measure t hat passed by t he con sent of a ll , is t hat a ll mail capt ured in t ra nsi t sha ll be fo rwarded at once a nd unopened , to its destin ation . An importan t measurc, providing for a prize cou r t of a p pea ls, was a d opted b y t he fo rty- fi ve co un t ri es. H eretofore a ll vessels ca pt ured in war have been disposcd of at t he pleasure of t hc nation that capturcd t he prize, as it is call ed . Th e n ew regulat io n ma kes it possib le for t he ow ner of t he capt urerl property to appeal to a cou rt m ade up of rf'p lese n tat ives cf the d iffer ent nat io ns. Thi s con st it u tes the first cou rt ever cstablished for t hc adm ini strat ion of just ice in in ternational law, a nd it was establishcd by t he una n im ous co nse n t of all the nations of t he earth . Th e m et hod of select in g t he jud ges or m embers of t hiS court was lik ew ise unan i-


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m ou sly sett led . en' p loyed in the collectio n The An effort was made to secure same principle \Vas extended and agreement on t he policy that a na- give n a m u ch \\路iJ er application in tion shoul d not use force in the a plan to have a ll questions of incoll ection of debts between one na- te rnational d ispute-except t hose t ion and t he citi zens of an other un - in volving the nation 's hono r or t il an attempt , at least, had been p ubli c sa fety-submitted to arhimade to settle the diffi cult y by ar- tration for ad justmen t before lVar bitration. Money considerations is declared. The board of arbitrado n ot ju stify war between two na- t ion 1Y0uld un dou bted ly be able to t ion s any m ore than personal debts effect a settlement and restore harjustify t h e imprisonment or exe- monious relationships in a m a jority cut ion of the debtor. of cases. It is not surpri sing that Thirty two nations voted in favor t he world is un willing to pledge of th is proposition. So la rge a itself t o such a po li cy at t he present majority bing in sympathy with t ime, but it is g ratify in g to n ote t he m.ovement is a hopeful ind ica- that the t re nd of modern thought t ion that in the near future t he i~ in this direction , and the H ague common consent of all wi ll be se- Conference has exe rted a powerful cUI-ed a nd we will see no more IO!X- int1u cnce in th e cleveloprrlent of th e a mples of the Venezuela type. I n plan. nearl y every case, d urin g the past I t woul d be un fa ir to report the century , where su ch methods have vroceedings of t he meetings witho ut been empl oyed for the co llection of mentioning the speech of General debts, the cost of co llection has H orace PorLer. Gen. P o rter \Vas been greate r than the origi na l in- o ur a mbassador to France for ten debted ness, and in every case the years and was associated wit h Mr. claims of the creditor nation have Choate in the H ague Peace Conferbeen exaggerated . ence. During the course of his reOften su bsequent aud iting of ma rk s he became periodicall y seriaccounts has shown the actua l in- ous and in the sobe r intervals sa id debtedncss to be onl y fifty or sixty some ve ry sensible t hings. But percent of t he claim , and in some hi s chi ef functi on lIas to furnish cases less t han on e per cen t. Ob- [un. In th is calling he "mad e viou sly t hese matters should be in- good." He declared the a udien ce vestigated by a disinterested com- to be the most enthusiastic body mission before drastic m easures are ever assembled except once in a


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churc h "ou t west " whe re t he co n g regation a rose a nd vociferously chee red t he openin g praye r . The fact that t he ha ll was cro\\路ded a n hour before t he t ime a ppointed fo r t he lec ture, ca u sed him to think we had received a dvice sirflilia r to t hat given by a d octo r to a la d y \\路 ho met him as he was leavin g a hos pi tal in Sa lt La ke Ci ty , a nd anxiously as ked: " I s our hu sba nd ve ry ill ?" Th e d octo r repli ed t ha t t he m a n co uld not li ve m uch longer. T hen she said she \\"o uld take he r p lace by his bed side a n d th e docto r adv ised

her t o hurry, for" said he, " th e best places a re alread y t aken. " In conclu sion , it mu st be said that alth o ugh som e are di ssatis fi ed wit h wh a t has been accompli shed by the H ague Confe re nce, t he results have fully sat isfi ed t hose who a re willing t o see peace com e as t he result of grad u al develo pmen ts . Enou gh has been d e ne in t he way of reconstru cting t he m odes of warfare a nd encouragin g set t lem ents by a rbi t rat ion to justify t he claim that t he second Hague Co nference was a success. - c. liT!. P .,' 05.

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"THE RIGHT MAN" Ada May Cosette was born "on the road. " 'W hile yet yo ung, her fath er died suddenly and her mother, through grief, grar:lually wore away until finally she left the stage and returned to her old home where she was coldly received b y her sister who because of her Puritan disposition o bj ected to stage life . Sorrow gain ed the uppe r hand and sickness overcam e Mrs. Cosette and o ne year late r she was buried in an o ut-of-the-way pla ce in the family lot of t he c hurchyald . Th e child was taken by Mary Ann who, th roug h ca rin g for ber had learn ed to love her , and no wond er for such a brautifu l intelli gen t c hild \Vas wort hy of sin ce re love. As soo n as Ada could talk she often a mu sed "company" at the house by rec iting so well that people marvelled at her ah ili ty. Later she was c::lll ed on to reC'ite in publi c, and tben once she was appointed as "star " in a small play given by t he ch ildren in the city hall. F or a lon g t im e r-ra r y Ann o bjec ted but th e demand \\"as too g reat, and finall y she \\'as compell ed to give In.

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first time , Hugh Ashton . H e was taking the pa rt of James, her butler. She used to take deligbt in ordering bim around , in rehearsals , and wou ld often go beyond her lin es in doing so. Thi s used to provoke Hugh considerably and he would turn madly upon her but she always met his gaze so squarely that hi s co urage fail ed him and he would go abo ut his work obediently. H e r m erry and taunting laughter at hi s discomfiture onl y m a de him \\'ork the harder in o rd er to please he r. Soon he learn ed to take he r playfulne ss in good part and they were the best of fri end s from t hen o n. Th ey made a g reat " hit " the ni g ht of t he performa nce a nd were the leaders in m a ny littl e plays wh ich foll owed. Ada knell' li ttle of her parents a nd was never allowed t he pri vilege of visit ing a theatre. But Hu gh used to tell her t he plots of th e plays he had seen and ask which C' h:u<l.cter she liked best . Somet imess she chose t hat of t he lI'estern girl who was saved from the Indian s by he r daring cowboy lover. Other times omedians were more attractive, and often cou rt cha racte rs \-vere h e r


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fa Yo rites . Neve r d id she choose a part fe r he rse lf witho u t ha vin g chose n one fe r Hu gh . He was always her hero. Many a t ime after being se ve re ly re primanded by her 2unt fo r he r co ndu ct she sou ght the compa nionship of Hu gh and pitifu ll y confi ded in him wh ile he played t he part of t he real he ro , comforted her and dried her tears. Then he would suggest so met hing whi ch caused her to forget her t rou b les a nd cares and t hey would seek some secluded spot a nd rehea rse a new part. Often he tried to defe nd he r against Mary Ann but was silenced and sent hom e and Ada was deprived of his company for days. Thu s the chances for developm ent of Ada 's tale nts were not very g reat and it seemed that th ey we re bein g m isused and wasted . But a change soo n made its appeara nce. H er a u nt died whe n Ada a rrived at the age of sixtee n and for Hu gh 's sake she was taken into the Ashto n family, where she was allowed so many privileges that it seemed Heaven-like to her. Hu gh was two years her se nior in age but t hey left the high sch ool in t he sam e class and entered college together. They were soon recognized as "A Team " in the coll ege dramatics and t hey carried

leading parts 111 eve ry d ra mat ic affair unde rtaken by t he insti t ution . The last year t he p lay was su ch a su ccess that the a u t ho riti es d eemed it advisable fo r t he cast to take a trip. Sin ce her first admittance to a t heatre Ada had lo n ged to travel. H ow t he desire to wear "swell" costumes, to perform for la rge audiences, to be a "star," had p reyed u pon he r , a nd now that a chance had presen ted itself she was wild with joy. Hugh a lso was delighted a n d that night it was late before eithe r could sleep. A few days later Ada was rum maging around for some m ean s of carryin g her costumes and othe r necessaries. Mr. Ashton absentmindedly , directed her to t he attic where a few t hings her a unt had left v.,-ere sto red away . There she found a n old satchel, rather worn bu t still stro ng, a nd as it was filled she went to he r room to empty it and to "pac k " he r t hin gs. * * * Sh e d id not hea r Hu gh enter th e room two hours later. She was sitti ng in a large cha ir , draw n up befo re t he fireplace, wit h her head buried in he r arm s which we re resting upon her kn ees. On the Hoa r , scattered around her were numerou s programes, dodge rs." photographs, etc. Upon the mantel were several old letters , som e ope ned and some not, as if she had been rea d-

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ing them. Half hiddE'n amon g them was a box labeled " make up " a nd on its t op lay som e half used sticks of grease paints and a powd er puff . At Ada 's feet lay the old valise containing still other articl es. Upon the hearth an open letter lay dangerously close to the fire and Hugh quietly pi cked it up . T o him this all seemed a strange dream. Wh ere these pecu liar ar ticles of the stage came from and how they happened to be here in her r oom , puzzled him . H e was completely bewildered by the silence which prevailed for, except an occasional sob , n ot a so und was heard . H e loo ked long into the fire and then at her. H e piti ed h er but w h y h e did n ot know. He shrank back at the thought of arousing her for fear of some dread consequence. Curiously he began reading the letter in his hand. Anxiously h e continu ed. When he had finis hed he looked at her with eyes full of surprise. wonde r and excitement, fo r now he und erstood. H er mother had been a real actre ss. He must have mad e sonle noise for she raised her head , rubbed her eyes, stared at him and then in an instant she \\' as \\'ecping o n hi s shoulder. 'W ith her arms around his neck , she stood for som e time without saying a word, and he was


sti ll speec hless. " Oh Hugh!" she finall y so bbe d \\'itho ut raising her head, " what d oes it all mean ? 'Wh o am I) , iV here did I com e from.? Oh Hu gh, tell me , tell m e or I' ll die!" Hugh smoot hed her hair and tried to speak, but words failed him so he only shoo k his head while tears shone in his eyes. At his hesitancy she raised her swollen a nd tear-stained face, grasped him by the shoulders , and cried wildly , " T ell me' Tell me! or you 'll drive me mad I" F or ex p lanation he was onl y able to say that he har!. merely read the letter and kn e ll' n ut hin g more. Sobbing bitterly she sank back into th e chair bpfo re the firep la ce . Placing her arms upon one of t he large side-cushions of the chair she re sted her head upon them and t he lon g black hair whi c h had fall en loosely a bout her should ers stood stron gly out upon th e bac kground her white dress formed in the shadows cast by th e dying fire. One .week later she sat in the same room, before the fireplace, li stening to Mrs . Ashton tell an interesting story. Especia ll y was it interest ing to Ada for it was the story of her life connect ed with that of her m other. This was t he filst time si nce her finding of the old vali se that she was feeling 'well

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enough t o hear t he stor y . Often she had plead ed fo r it bu t careful Mrs. Ashto n held he r off un t il she was complete ly ove r her ex citemen t a nd ne rvou sness. So well was t he st o ry t old by Mrs. Ashton t hat Ada really enj oyed it and al m ost en vied her m ot her wh o had bee n so c harmin g on t he stage. Bu t when s he heard of t he way he r m ot he r died a nd of t he way she had been t reated by her a unt, a nge r rese in her heart a nd she was mad wit h a reve n gefu l sp iri t; but, now it was t oo late. Th a t ni g h t, ho,\路eve r , as she lay a wa ke t hinkin g of her past t he t ho ug ht stru ck he r that she was ta kin g advan tage of the Ashto n fa mily in its goodness Why shoul d she rece ive all t h is hus pitali t y? Sh e was in no way related to t hem. Sh e had no ri gh t to be here. Wh y sho ul d she n ot fi ght he r own way t hro u gh li fe? T hen she rem embe red t he pra ises s he had rece i ved fe r her acting in a ll the plays she had pa rti cipa ted in. W h y not? Sh e ,,路as a lone; she had talent; he r paren ts had li ved t he stage li fe . Wh y n( t she? So a ll spring she pl a n ned a nd waited a nd it was a sad part in g at t he Ashto n home \\" hen she left t hem i n Ju ne. Sh

stoo ped to pick up a la rge

bouquet of L a Fra nce roses a nd wi t h a face wrea t hed in smiles of gratefuln ess sh e recogn ized the appreciative a udience a n d disapp ea red in t he win gs. Sh e was "starrin g" in the new com edy " Th e Rig ht Ma n " and this was t he fi rst ni ght of a week's en gagem ent in a beaut iful city in Maine . Ever ywhe re she h a d gone she had m ad e a " hi t" a n d to night was n o except ion . T he a u d ience wa s wild wit h d eli ght. H aving a few moments between t his last exit a nd her next entrance she hurried to her d ressin g room a nd a n xiou sly open ed the note attached to t he fl owers. Now it was n o n ew t hing to receive a note in t hi s m a nner. Seve ra l times she ha d d one so bu t had ign ored t hem as onl y t he cheap fli rtation of a "spo r t." But tonight some t hin g told her to read it a nd she di d. " D ea r Ada," it ra n , " Accep t t hese few roses as a to ken o f m y appreciation of yo ur actin g. If possible di ne with me to n ight a nd we wi ll talk ove r old t imes. Yours sincerely, Hugh Ashton , Seat ;:1 8, Section H . She fe l t her hear t swell placed a rose in her hair a ncl room for her ent ra n ce . anxiet y to locat e him she

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forgot her " lines " but a sharp wo rd ing agein before he could get to it he from the " boss" soon brought h er smothered the bell and took down The " first rowers " turned jeal- t he receiver. ously t o see wh o had received so " H ello! " he almost shouted, sweet a smile when Ada forget- bac k to them , fully gavc Hu gh a nc ticeable nod " Oh , excuse me. Is this you Ada? of her head . They saw there a What's the matter ? What 's that ? yo ung man of handsom e physique yo ur leading man taken suddenly still blu shing somewhat under the ill?- -Hugh- What? Want me to gaze of so many eyes. F e,\' kn ew take the part ? Why I can't do that , that he for years, had been an in- I haven't time. " timate fri end of the "star" and that " Oh yes you have" said the voice she had remembered him and ac- at the other end of the line, "We'll cepted his invitation. put the play off for three nights. They lingered long over the I'll rehearse \\ith you a nd by that lunch Hugh had so tastefully o r- t ime, with ha rd \York , we can do it. dered in a delightfully quiet lit t le You will, \\'on 't you Hu g h ? I kn ow cafe in the lower part of town. you can. " Many old experiences were reHugh had been thinking rapidly called and they lau ghed c r sig h ed a nd now he \I ' as jubilant with the as each was discussed. t hought of being once m ore before Filled with a new admiration of the foot-lights and with her. hi s manly ways and manners s he " Yes , sure 1 will. Be glad too," stepped li ghtly from the cab an d he said . after bidding him goodnight she "Alrigh t. R ehearsal at nine in entered her hotel and went to hel' t he mornin g." And so with the room , singing softly as she did so . usual " Goed byes" the conversation Th ere a note awaited her. was end ed. " I wonder what trouble this is ," He slept litt le that ni ght. He she said as she held it to the light was trying to pi cture him.self as and tore open the envelope. * * ':' juvenile in the company of Ada Hugh had returned to hi s hote l May Cosette. and was sitting in his room thin kNext 1l10rnig a t nine o'clock they ing of he r and enjoying a cigar. \\'e re both at the theat re and t he re, The ring of the telephone startled hearsals began. By luncheo n him and he nearly fell from nis tim.e Hu gh had lea rn ed nea rl y all chair. Cursing the thing for rin g- th e " business" and was working


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hard on the " lines." After the evening rehearsal the first act was in comparatively good form. I t didn't take him long to get "on to it" again a nd soon they were workin g like the old team t hey had been in previous years . The "boss" "vas delighted with the p rog ress made and was congratulatin g himself on so lu cky a "catch ." Th e second day put them t hat much further alon g and the afternoon of t he third day a full dress rehearsal was held and Hu gh, although som ewhat unsteadily in some places, sustained his part well. The manage r still a little ner vous and doubtful was, however, feeling compatraively a ease. Th e play was goin g off fin e. Th e audience was more than pleased and en core after encore , not only for her but for him likewise ensued. The p erforman ce was "taking"

better apparently than the first on e and the "Old Ma n " \vas \\路ild with joy . After an eloquent speech made by the lover , the last act closed with the two held in each others arms. Sh e had found "The Ri ght Man" a nd was hap p y. Long after the curtain had fall en and while the orchestra was sti ll playing they stood there both with tears in t heir eyes a nd neit he r daring to look up or speak. She was grateful beyond expression that he had so ably assisted her a nd h e that he had had the chance. And m ore than that they both felt that they

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"Oh," said Hugh , "wo uld that I we re "The Right Man " in reali ty. Sh e raised her head ad loo ked up into his face . "You are," she said and kissed him.-Don.


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This article is addr ssed primarily to the student in agriculture but may possibly b e of some intercst to everybody \\'ho has an appreciation of the role that scientific agriculture plays in our national life, Th ere a re almost al\yays t imes in the school year when the student of agriculture questions the advisability of his continuing in his studies; he is liable to think occasion ally that the practice of scientifi c agricu1tu re as he is studying it is beyond all hope of any degree of reali zation, that it is not practi cable en t he farm, and t hat he is lea rnin g som ethin g \I'h ich wi ll be of no value except that it wi ll enable him to teach it to others who in turn will teach it to still others, If the student were correct in this s kepticism there would ind ee. I be n o reason for his studying ag riculture; and. furthermore , if hi s ske pticism \I'ere justifi ed, the world would have kno \l'n it long ago, and as a resu lt the present recognition of scientific agriculture, and th e

comprehensive agricu lt ura l courscs now being ta ught through out t he coun try would have been impossible, I t is thc ],Ju rpose of this article tu discuss somc of thc accompli shments of thc scientifi c agriculturist -the \yor k that has brought him the recognition he now has , to enumerate some of the problems which he is expected to so lve, and fina ll y, to indicate hi s economic r:o lations to his surround ings, lt is hopecl that ~;ome enco urageme nt may hc gi\-e n h i.~ re to the student \I'ho ,1J1c1 c r cstimates the import ance o f such studi es , A la rgc amo unt of m o ney is expended annually in agricultural research, Some of it is necessaril y expend cd wit hout bringing any d路irect rem.uneration, but the though t ful man , \I'h o ha s seen cond it ion s broad ly, kn ows that negative results in expe rimentati o n have a value almost as near as positive results, Bunt in wheat causes a loss of about twenty-five m.illion do l-


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lars ever y year . Five preventative m e thods, we will suppose, are in vogue a nd are producing onl y in d iffe rent and un satisfactory results :n bunt preventi on. No\\' , let us swppcse , te n thousand d ollars is a ppropriated to be expend ed in investigating the problem . It 1S fo u nd , after u sin g nine thou sand doll a rs of the avail a ble m oney, that four of the practiced m ethods do a bsolu tely n othin g towards prev e ntin g t he disease . The far m ers are likely t o comp lain t hat t hi s d iscove ry- a n egati ve result of t he in vestigation is absolu tely useless , and t hat the nine tho u san d doll ars has been thrown away, wasted. But a little tho ught will con vin ce u s t hat th e result, though negativ e, ha s its valu e . Th e four m.eth ods, fu nd useless, will never be pract iced again. a nd th e farmers will be spa red th e expense of app lying t he useless treatments. In t hi s way, tho t . ~a nd s d doll a rs lVill be saved. The sc ientifi c agriculturi sts, wh o have been investi gating , have eli min ated , fo r a ll t ime, t he fou r 1l1.et hod s. Th ey nOlI' tu rn to the fifth. Th ey n:.ay fi nd that t hrou gh un wise a ppl icati on , tbe fifth mcthod has fail ed , a n d that it can bc m acle to pre ven t the disease, or th ey may find that this, too, is useless, and, as a result, all the ten thousand doll a rs will be expend ed and only


nega tive results obtained ; but, as a bove indicated, t he money has been misspent . The investigators no w attempt to find some ne w m et hod. :\1 ore m oney is necessary , a ncl years and years of t ime may be req ui red to discover a successful m ethod. Bu t when it is foun d , t he m illion s of dollars it saves a n nuall y, repays, th ousands of ti m es t he amount of money spent in find ing it. Cases parallel to th is have actually occurred. Bailey's discove ry of t he formalin treatm.ent fo r bunt , \\'hile not absolu t ely reliable in all co ndi t ions , saves the farmers of t his cou ntry mi lli on s of dollars eve ry year , a n d should be classed as one of the g reat achievemen ts of agri cu ltural science . vVe see from the foregoin g that while mu c h m oney is spent for negat ive results , th e g reat benefits resultin g from t he di scovery of positive, usefu l, knO\l'I ed ge so reimburses fo r t he expend it u re t hat the amoun t u sed in ge tt ing negative resul ts is negli gibl e; \\'e see a lso that even negative results have their value. The agricultural research man is frequ entl y accu sed of being a loafer, a spender of p u blic m oney. Th e Experiment station worker and the employees of t he :\Tational Departm ent of Agriculture must often hear the cr y of misinformed or un informed rega rding the expensive-


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ness of these scienti fi c in sti tutions; for two years in Russia , he was satyet it is ext rem ely doubtful that isfi ed that he had som e wheats any other in stitutions anywhere suited to the Da kota la nds, a nd he furnish so much practical info r- returned a nd cOIT,menced hi s long mation and brin g about so many task cf introducin g and distribbenefits at so little ex p nse to the uting the seed where he thought it pu blic. Th e scientifi c worker has could be grow n profitably. The learned that it is on ly the igno rant w heats he brought were the Du that attempts to belittle his work , rums. H e en countered all kin ds and that hi s sin cere desire to rend er of oppositi on and even abuse. Th e public service is app rec iated b y farmers disliked to mow the w heat thin kin g men. b ecau se it was strongly bearded, T"'enty years auo , the two D a- a nd as a result, inconvenient to kotas co ntain ed about twenty mil- harvest, and because t he millers lie n ac res of land that was a ppa r- did n ot want to buy it. The grain en t ly without value. Hlindreds of journal s and farm papers all over un successful attempts had been t he country ridiculed the departmade to grov\' wheat on this land . ment m a n ; but he p ersisted in his I t seemed t hat the la nd was to re- work, and so far su cceeded that the ma in a b solutely useless. It was erstw hi le useless land in western easil y cultivated , a nd a ppeared to Nort h Dakota and South Dakota be good wheat la nd , hut the grow- has become one of t he g reates t in g season s were so short and hot D urum wheat belts in t he ""odd . t hat no variety of grain know n in In ] 907 the area produced seventy America could m ature there. Th e milli on bushels of Durulll. wheat Department of Agri culture bega n whi ch sold for forty -five million Less than twenty-five to in vestigate. A graduate of t he doll a rs. I\.ansas . Agri cultural College was t housa nd dollars was spent in its sent to Dakota where he made a introduction a nd distribution 111 close a nd exhaustive study of the this country . Th e opposit ion of co nditi o ns. Th e n he was sent to th e Dak ota fanners, needless to say Ru ssia wll e re he remain ed two has disappeared. and the sam e is years loo kin g for con diti on s of soil true regarding the millers and ann climate para llel to those in grain bu yers. as is shown by the D a kota, and coli ectin g a large num- fact that they paid ou t forty-five ber of wheat varieties adapted to mill ion d olla rs for D urum wheat in th osp condition s. r\ft er working 1907. In som e respect s, this large

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amo un t of n.oney is a cl ear gift by the workers in scientifi c agriculture to th e American p eople. Th e en tire cost of the Dep a rtm ent of Agriculture, wh ic h includ es t he F orest Service, Mea t In sp ection , F ood and Dru g In spection, a n d othe r lines, too numerous to name is about fiftee n mil li on doll ars annua lly, or one-third of the outpu t of Durum w heat in 1907. Thi s is a n other example of hcnl' results of years of patient research repay the pu blic for the mo ney th ey spe nd. An impor ta nt l in e of IIIo rk of the Experi ment station s a nd t he Nat ional Depart m en t, is agricu ltural extension . By t his is meant th e extension of t he areas upon wh ich certain crops may be profitably grown . Th is is accompli shed by va n 0US means. One is the int roduct ion of suita ble varieties a nd spec ies from ot her countri es. Th e De pa rtll'.e n t has "agricultural exp lo rers" t ra velin g in all cou ntri es in sea rc h of desired pl a nts. Th e man \\'ho introduced t he Durum wheat lVas a n "agri cul t ural exp lo rer ." Another means is to breed cr0p s up in th e pc,\l'e r of resistin g adverse co nditions. An a lrnost un lim ited a m ount of exte nsio n has been done in this way. The Department and the E x perime nt stations in t he south h ave greatly extended the ri ce a rea b y practicing


t h is m et hod. Ten years ago, Arkansas was not tho ug ht capable of produ cin g ri ce, but last year (; 90 7 ) t hi s state was seco nd or thi rd in rice produ ct ion Hundreds of th ou sand s of acres of Arka nsas swamp lan d-o nce en t irely unused -have been made to produce m illions of dolla rs worth of rice . I t is probable t hat Califo rnia \Yill S00 n be a great ri ce-producin g state , as much extens io n wo rk with rice is nolV being done t here . The scien t ific agriculturi sts a re workin g, a nd the ir efforts are sure to br ing results. It is not at a ll necessa ry, however , to go out of our own state to find good results of the wo rk of scientific agricu lturists. The Utah Expe riment Station has "paid for itself" man y Limes , a nd it has o n ly beg , n. Tim.e is one of t he g reatest requisites 111 agricultu ra l Iyork. Yct, a lth o ug h t he Utah station is on ly about n intee n yea rs aiel, it has a lready ju st ified its existence. Th e wo r k the station has do ne in arid fann.ing alo ne has in creased t he valu e of hundreds of t housands of acres of Utah la nd m.ore t ha n a thousand per cent , besides b ringi ng a bout a remarka ble increase in the fa rm, products of the state. Th e station 's wor k in research and demonst ration in the codlin g m oth problem h as alread y m ore than

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repa id the peop le of th e state for all the money t hey ha\·e exp end ed for agric ultural educati o n a nd experi m e ntat ion. And t he benefits of thi s \\" ork \\ill be en joyed indefini te ly . One might go a ll. a nd on , citing e xampl es c·f the geed accompli shed by scientific agri cult u rists, but lac k cf sp ace prevents our givin g any m ore than the foregoing. Th ese, ho\\eve r. are sufficient to illu strate O1.:r p oint. Th e problems a lready solved a re merely a t rifle compared wi t h t hose confront ing u s. All t he problem s will neve r be solved , b ecause the eve r c hanging co nditi ons produ ce ne\\· qu estion s. Thi s should assure the stud ent of agricultural scie nce that he may always make himself useful , and t hat t he knowled ge he acquires in hi s st udi es can always be of u se to him. A fe\\· of the prob lems confron t in g agricultura l wo rkers wi ll be enumerated . "\Ve m enti oned above th e fact that the fo rmalin treat m e nt fo r bunt prevention discovered by Bailey was beneficial in many co ndit io ns. It is not, h oweve r , ent irely sat isfactory. It is no t a lways reli ab le. Just why it is not, and t he e xact cond itions that op erate against its complete su ccess are not known. Th e man who can so lve these problems wi ll render hi s

people a great se rvice. Somebody \\·ill ultim ately do it . vVhy n ot yo u ? Th e g rain rusts present a nother problem. Absolutely n othing is kn ow n regarding a m ethod of prevent in g t heir ravages . They somet ip:'..es destroy a hundred million dollars \\"orth of grain in a single yea r. Thf' leadin g cit izens of the nati on recognize that this great loss ju st ifi es u s in spending large sums in fin ding a preventative, an d r'lu c h m on ey is being expended in the sea rch. P ear blight presents anot her diffi cult problem. Several men in the country are working on this , and the su ccessful one will rende r invaluable service. As a matter of fact, it is almost usel ess to attempt to nam.e th e p roblem s that confront the scientific agriculturist. Th ere are really thousands of them, of varying im.portance. Ea ch agricultural wo rk e r may at least assist in th e solution of some of them. Most of th e diseases of plants and animals, the best cultural system s for different soils a nd localities, plant breeding , a nimal breeding, insect pests, and so on , prese nt a p erfect myriad of problems to occupy the time a n d attention , a nd to demand the life work of thousands of agricultural students . Now let us consider th e economic

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rclation of the sc ient ifi c agricul - g raduate in ag ri culture who is intu ri st. There al-e tvvo cou rses ( p en clin ed to emph asize thc financial t o him when he is graduated: he sid e of the question , should get on m ay ent er the ran ks of the t ea che rs a farm and begin hi s op erations at ann re~e a c h men, or he may go bac k on ce. The raisin g of pure bred to thc fa rm. At pre~e n t the num- live stoc k a nd p la nt products of ber choosin g eith e r course p robably various kind s offe rs a fi eld t o him about eq ua ls those taki n g the ot her. that will, in a few years, if he apply I t varies in differen t states. So the kno wleJge his study has given far, in Utah, most of t he graduates him , give him finan cial returns that have becom e te2 chers o r research ale beyond th e dreams of any rem en . In Kan sas, on t he othe r searc h man. Bot h lin es offer en ha nd, about eighty p er cent of the couraging indu cements in one or three or four score of graduates in more respects. The research man agriculture each year return to the is likely to be i 路olated frol1l his farm. A la rge numbe r of the men fricnds a la rge part of the t ime, a11(1 \\"ho return to the fa rm becom e his pay is never la rge; but he has farm su perintend ents. Th ere a re th e enj oyment that com es from a lways geod openings in t his work wo rking with ed u cated . thinking fOl m e n fitt ed fe r t he pl aces . Th e p eople; he is likely t o get som e Wi sconsi n Agri ct.:lfural Coll ege had travel, a fair amo u nt of leisure one hundred eig hty inquiries fo r time in whi ch he can study, a nd he g rad u ates in agri culture in 1\:)07. CG m es in contact more or less with the thinkers a nd leading peop le of Tl~ ese m en II ere wa ntcd as fa rm su perin te nd ents. Of course t h e t he world. Th e fa rmer if he be de m a nd cxceede d the suppl y. su ccessful , can get most of t hese vVh et l路e r t he g rad uate ret urn s t o advantages in t im e; but he probt he fa rm depends la rge ly upon his ab ly has less of them t han t0e pr otemperament. If he has a li king for fessional man has . H e has, howex pc rimental work , and if research ev er , the satisfaction that comes is fasc ina t ing to him, he is like ly to from. a comparative ly la rge finan cial ta ke a posit ien Ilith a n experim ent remuneratio n , a nd from being ens tatio n or II路ith th e Nation a l De- tirely one's "own boss," besides he p a rtment. Neith er of th ese insti - can enjoy the benefits of active t ut ions provides t he fin a n cial re- citizen ship to a much higher demun e ration t hat th e prac tice of gree than can t he professional scientifi c agri culture does . T he \\"orker . Intrinsi cally , neither line


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can be said to be su perio r to t he a re gettin g la rger sala ries probably other. Each man must decide fo r t ha n graduates in en gineerin g; but himself as to whi c h co urse II" ill best t his is dou btless clu e to the comsu it his temperament. parative ly rece nt agricultural awakT he studen t in agricul t u re often ening, a nd t he shortage of men wo nders "how he wi ll st a nd" in to fill t he positions. Vole have not comparison with stude nts in othe r heard, however, of a n y ma n starvli nes afte r graduation. First, it ing in eithe r line. There will alshou ld be stated that no partieu lar ways be sorneth ing for the trained lin e of bl' sin ess activity is intri n- ma n to do in a Lmost a n y line. F a rm. li fe co ndi tion s at present sicall y bette r t han any o thel. Of p revent q ui te a num ber of graducour~e II'e refer to on ly legitimate activity . Any man I\"ho tell s a ates from retu rning to t he fa rm . stu de nt that agricv lture is "better " B ut these co ndit ions a re rap id ly tha n en gin ee rin g. or that mec ha ni c tlTlprOV tn g. When we get a system a rts is " better" than commerce o r of good road s; when the fa rmers lall" o r n'edicin e, should see a p hy- have elect ri c li g ht a nd povwr. sicia n- hi s m ind is in need of a water-works, telep ho ne, ru ral m a il good dose of expansion . He is not delive ry, a n d rapid t ra nsit lines; b road-min ded enough tn be call ed whe n a la rge nu m be r of college a n Ameri can Cit ize n , a nn his ridi c- graduates live on th e fa rm s, imu lou s prattle shoul d rece ive no prov in g soc ia l co nd it ions as t hey attent io n. All t he li nes r.'.ent ioned now a re in some sections of t he ofier magni fice n t opport uni ties fo r mi ddlc-west-and fa rme rs go to the m a n who II'ill II'o rk a nd t hink . tow n in t hirty minu tes in a utoAll a re good , a nd a ll a re g rovv ing m ob iles-t hen fa rm co ndi t ions will bette r. be mo re a llu ri ng, a nd more people T he student in ag ri cu lt ure shoul d I\' ill study a nd pract ice scient ific have a strong li ki ng for Ilor k in t he agr ic ulture. fie ld , a n d ga rde ns a nd o rc ha rds; a These co nd itions are not al a ll st ron g syn lpat hy fo r ag ric ul t ure, im possibl e. r n fact , t he y actually a nd a n un da un ted beli ef in it ~ e xi st in p ort ions of Ka nsas, Nefu t ure. 'W it h th is te m pe ra m en t b ras ka, Ohi o , Ind ia n a, Illinois a nd a nd a n aptit udc for sc ience , he oth e t mi dd le I\"este rn states, a n d sho uld be successful in a ny b ra nc h t hey have bee n b roug ht a bo ut of agri cult ure . la rge ly t hroug h t he efforts of t he Ag ri cu ltu ral grad uates, ju st now, gra du ates in ag ri cult ure.

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A litt le carefu l th o ug ht on th e su ggestions contained in this article a nd a lit tle unprejud iced ob se rvation of t he good already accOlUp li shed b y scientifi c agriculturist s, t he inte resting p ro blem.s confronting him , a nd t he great ben efits w hi c h will result from t heir solut ion , should a ssure th e student in agri culture t ha t his lin e is worthy


of his ve ry b est e ff orts, his life \I'o rk, Co nsid eration of t he econOI11IC cond ition s of th e sc ie nt ifi c ag ri culturi st both professionally a nd o n t he fa rm, should satisfy th e student t hat scientific agri culture d eserves the h igh p osition wh ic h it at present hold s a m ong huma n activities, - F , D , F arrell , '07

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Two SUCCESSFUL EVENTS The two operas put on by the Musical Department, May 6th lacked nothing to make them a success in all respects. " Marriage by Lanternlight" a nd "The Rose of Auvergne" were both distinctively real college affairs. None of the coarse, rasping music of a laborious poorly tra ined chorus was heard but merely the sweet, dainty voices cf t he principals m ingled in such musIc as pleased the entire audIence. Th e "JVlarriage by L a nternlight" \I'as given first and a delightfully pleasant ii ttle plot ran through it. T11 this the two widows, 1 \1i ss Jacobson and Mi ss Coila Mont rose, were probably the most p rominent. Daintily dressed and looking really too yo un g and sweet for widows, they sa ng alo ne and togethe r so ni cely that they I路vere encored repeatedly. Probabl y the best of their scenes Ivas th e o ne which may be termed the "slipper scene." 111-. H . ]. Nebe ke r looked a nd acted hi s part \\'e ll as did a lso Miss Edna Montrose and lVl 1". Bowman. Foll ow in g the " Marriage by Lante rnli g ht " the " Rose of Auvergne" was given ve ry artistically and well.

In this, probably a more distinct and sweeter plot encircled it and was more easil y understood. Three c haracters, Fleurette the vill age coquette, and Pierre a nd Alphonse her 1\-1'0 love rs , were all there were in th is delightful little affair. Th e part of F leurette was ve ry ably su sta in ed by Mi ss Grehta Cardon . 'W ith her ease,grace a nd c harmingly sweet voice she was the li ving coq u ette and n o wonder the ri valry, between her love rs ensued. H e r work bordered on that of the professiona l and ,; howed her abili ty to handl e even heavier roles. As Pi erre, the village blacksmith , with his "seven thousand sledge hammers" a nd h is "feel my b issceps," Mr. Alfred St ratford made a ve ry fa vo rable impression upon his listeners . He has a good tenor voice and cont rols it well. Mr. 'W insor, t 11(' cobb ler a nd successful lover, did well and hi s love-making scenes we re ni cely ca rried out. Prof. Thatch er must have been m ade to fee l proud of his efforts by the many favorable comments upon both of t hese ope ras . They were the da inti e.st a nd most artistic of anyt hin g done by local amateurs.


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STUDENT AFFAIRS Sorosis Minstrels

The Sorosis girls proved themselves to be a "real live bunch" 路when they rece ntly gave the stu dents a nd public som et hing n ew in the form of a minst re l. From the time the improvised curt ain was dra\\路n fcr the opening ce ne until it closed upon the final on e continua l am useme nt was furni shed a nd man y a spectato r was a ffli cted w ith " laughingitis" for days after. None of the old 1V0rn out jo kes were given but everyt hin g was new and original. Th e "ta keoffs" on so me members of the faculty were g reat and o ur wort hy professors were given an opportunity to see themselves as o th ers see them. Many of them we re sce n hunting fo r a crac k in t he floor or an open rat h ole to fall into. Th e opening chorus was a splendid affair a nd when one loo ked upon thc '路coo ns" he was fo rced to believc he was in a hi g h st rain of African society. The several stunts which fo llowed would cau se the Le\-\路 Doc kstaders minstrel Lo chan ge the ir ci rcuit and not venture into a locality where suc h hi gh class perfo rman ces are given. E spec ially

worthy of mentioTl he re ate the whistling "tric k" turned by Annasis Rufusky Mat hisonian , the " Flirt ing with me" song coquetishly given by Euniceis J acobso nisky, and the "takeoff" on th e Woman' s Club so ably presented by )Janpicarian Tiblytu s. In the second part Coach VlTa lker , Prof. Arn old, " Pa" Caine a nd others were so badly "rolled" that we can not but notice their present reforming spirit. A faculty meeting ensued, the one great event of t he night. It was here that the great authoritative m embers of this in stitution were so well portrayed in c haracte r a nd general appearance that they were forced to see t hemse lves raking the poor "studes" over upon t he "green carpet ." The performance closed with an unprepa red -for m ou se scene and everyon e left feeling deeply in debted to the Sorosis girls for a nigh t of great enj oyment. Sorosis Note s

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Mrs. Sloan, Miss Huntsman, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Hayball , Mr. Conge r , Mr. Carter, Miss Linertz, Mr. Langton, the Blue T' s and other members of the faculty a n d down-town friends. A fe\\' \\'eeks ago Mrs. Widstoe lectured to the Sorosis Society on the easiest and surest way to b e happy . Th e Society m et at Mrs. Widstoe's home and after the discussion a surprise luncheon was served and Mi ss Anna and Master :-Iarsell es deli ghted . the girls b y si ngin g t heir little nurse ry songs.

Dr. a nd :lVIrs. Ball and Miss Verna Bowm a n entertained the Sorosis gi rl s and som.e of their gentlemen fri ends, '\ pril 11 , 1908. F ive hu ndred was t he game of t he evening. There \\'ere ten tables, Mr . Wilbur Ball and Mi ss Effie Jensen were prize Wl11ners. Most delicious refres hme nts \\'ere served, a nd punch on t he side; th en t oo bein g t he only "mixed" party of t he yea r it was especiall y enj oyable. Thursday, May 7t h, at th e last regul a r lite ra ry m eeting of t he Society, Mrs. Maycoc k talked to the g irls o n " The H ome as a n exp ress io n of a \\'oman 's artistic emoti ons. The Sorosi5 room has loo ked slight ly n eglected of late. The fact


is t h at the girls are q uietly hoping that next year they will be given a larger room more convenient for t he " kitchen girls" an d others who seldom find it possible to reach their present exalted heights . U . of U. 136; Aggies 36

On Sat urday, April 18th, the trac k m eet between the U. of U . and t he Aggies was held on the college campu s. It was an ideal day for a meet, the weather being warm and the track in ideal con dition. In all the events good t ime was made. Th e state record was lowe red in t he 120-yard hurdle by Hun t of the Universit y, the d istance bein g covered in sixteen and two-fifLh seconds. I n the fore part of t he season Di xon left school which seriously hand icapped u s 1TI the sprint. Frews' injured leg Was not in conditi on but as it was he secured third place in the 100-yard dash. The Aggies secured th ree first places. I n prob ably the best race of the day H erbert Nebe ker easily won th e mile ev ent in 4 :54 2-5 outdi stancing his oppon ents by a long lead. Th e events that surprised ev en the Aggies t hemselves were t he winning of t he hammer t hrow by (Captain ) H a nsen and th e discus b y Brossard. For t he Uni versity, Brinto n was

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the star man taking three fi rst places, wh ile Hunt and Nelson were close seconds, each securing two first points. Th e Su mm a ry

100-yard dash-Brinton, U . of U. -Frew, A. C. Time-: lO. 220-yard dash- Brinton , U. of U.; Ferguson, U. of U.; Frew, A . C. Time-:23. 440-yard dash- Brinton , U . of U.; Tugerson, A. C.; Karrick , U. of U . Time- :54 2-5. 880-yard run-Bail ey, U. of U.; Jud d, U. of U.; P lant , A. C. Time - 2 :07. Mil e run-H. Nebeker, A. C. ; Judd , U . of U .; Hic kman , A. C. Time- 4542-.'). 120 -yard hurdles- Hunt , U. of U .; Neil son, U. of U.; Conger, A. C. Time- :](i 2-5. 220-yard hurdl es- Neilson, U. of U.; Con ge r , A . C. ; Hunt , U. of U . Time- 路27 1-5. Pole vault-Call ed off; five points awarded to U . of U . a nd t hree to A. C. Hi gh jump- Nei lson, U. of U.; Hunt , U. of U.; Ald ous , A. C. H eight- 5 feet 5~ in c hes. Broad jump- Hunt, U. of U.; Russell. U. of U.; Swenson, A. C. Distante- ] 9 feet 7 in c hes Mile relay- W on by U . of U. (Brin ton , Karrick, F erguson, Ri ch-

ardson) ; A. C. (Tugerson, B ennion , Conger, and Frew), second . Tim e - 1:36,',,{. H ammer throw- Hanson , A. C. ; Russell, U . of U .; Nelson , A. C. Distance-128 feet 3 inch es. Shot put-Richardson, U. of U . ; Nelson, A. C. ; Hanson , A. C. Distance-38 feet. Discus- Brossard, A. C. ; Ferguson, U . of U. ; Russell , U. of U. Distance-98 feet 8 in ches. Tr iang u lar M eet

B. Y. U (j4 ; U. A. C. 4G ; B. Y C. 11.

At the B. Y. C. Campus on Saturday, April the 28th, the big tri angular m eet was held . Good time was prevented from bein g made on account of the t rac k being in a heavy condition and th e weat her cold and raw. Th e B . Y. U. a nd t he Aggi es broke eve n , each ta kin g six first J:laces. The events we re a ll close. the score being almost even u p until the last of the meet. Fre"路 su cceeded in capturing three first places, whi le Nebe ker easil y won his mil e race. In the hurd les Conger took first p lace in t he 120yard and R aw li ns, of the B. Y. C .. first in the 2:20-y ard hurdl e. First place in t he pol e vau lt was won by Provo , at a heigh t whi ch was afterwards below t hat at wh ich secon d

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and t hird places was won. All th ree places went to P rovo in th e b road jump. Frew and Brossard took fi rst and secon d places in t he disc us. H a nsen won t he hamme r throw, while Peterson of Provo capt ured the shot put. The


lOO-yard dash- Riddle. B. Y. U.; H en lin e, B . Y. N.; Frew, A. C. Time-- :10. :2:20-yard dash- Fre'w , A. C.; H en li ne , B. Y. U.; J J ensen , B. Y. C Time- 22 1-;:). -l-lO-ya rd run- Frew, A. C.; J on es B. Y. U .; Tugerson , A. C. Tim e:.');"j


8i)O-yard run- Chamberlain, B. Y U. ; Hickman, A. C.; Christen sen , B. Y. U. Time- :2:07 1-5. Mil e run- Nebeker, A. C.; H oldall'ay, B. Y. U.; J acobs, B . Y. U. Tim.e- -l :57 2-5. UO-ya rd hurd les- Congcr, A.


C.; L ove, B . Y. U. ; R os kelley , B . Y. C. Time- :17 4-5. n O-yard hurdles- R awlins, B . Y. C. ; Conge r, A. C. ; Allred , B. Y. U. Time- :27 2- 5. Shot-put. P eterson , B. Y . U.; Nelson, A . C. ; Ros kelley, B. Y. C. Distance-38 feet 8 U inch es. Pole vault -Brockbank, B . Y. U .; J ensen, B. Y . c.; Bennion , A. C. Distan ce- 9 fe et l U inches. Broad jump- H enline, B . Y. U. ; J ohnson , B. Y. U .; Baird , B. Y. U. Distan ce- 19 feet 8U inch es. Hammer-t hrow- Hanse n, A. C.; P ete rson, B. Y. U .; Nelson, A,. C. Distance- l :30 feet :2U in hes. Hi gh jump- B a ird, B. Y. U. ; H enline, B. V . U . Distan ce;) feet :2 inches. Discus-Frew , A. c.; Brossard , A. C.; P eterso n , B. Y. U. Distance 90 feet 8 inches. Half-mile relay-Henline, Riddl e, Hansen , Baird, B. Y. U.; A. C. second . Time- l ::j5.

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DEPARTMENTS .!... gricu l tur e

The class in Animal Hu sbandry at thc B. Y. U . v isited the coll ege a short time ago. A nd together with somc of the studcn ts of t he coll egc they also v is ited some of t he horse-barns of this city. Mr. J o hn Stephens recently resigned hi s p osition as assistant agro nomist in the expe riment stat ion to accept a position as special fie ld agent in t he Bureau of Pla nt [nd u stry, U. S. De]Ja rtment of Agriculture . Mr. Stephens "V ill be locatcd In :'I10ntana d ur ing the summer m onths . His ability in t his lin e of work , as sho\l'n at t hi s station, in sures t he success \I路e wish him. Prof. Titus has just rcturned from a n entomo logical trip to Califo rni a. Mr . S. M. Turn er and Vernon Croc kett, two of our agricultural students, have rece ived a ppointments in t he fores try service . T hey will be stationed in Cotton wood Canyon.

B roissette is the proud moth er of o black baby colt. The spi rited little P ercheron may be seen at an y t ime prancin g a rou nd the barnyard . Bulle tin 1O:~ is just out and is being issued by the experiment sta tion. It is \uitte n by Prof.

SLe\\路art and contains an exce llent disc ussion of the chemi cal characteristics a nd mi llin g products of Utah gra in s. Experimental work in pla n t phy路iology will be carried on th is summ er in the v egetation house . Two of our wort hy juniors' Cardon a nd Carroll will have charge of the work. At t he last m eeting of the Agricult ura l Club t he follo win g office rs were elected fo r nex t ye ar. For President , Mr. H. J. Nebe ker ;

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Vice President, Mr. Fred Free r ; Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. J. L. P ete rson ; Librarian , Mr . ]. 'vV. Sessions; Athlete Manage r. :'I1r. Dean Peterson. Dr. Ball recently return ed from a trip to California, where he was investigating the sugar-bee t 111 dustry of that state. Our two big blac ks of the horse fami ly are each sporti ng a nevv spnng suit. Their dignity de mands that they work 111 a fine brass mounted harness. COlDnlercial

Miss Effie J ensen, who t oo k the civil service examination in April, has received an appoin tment as cler k in the forestry serv ice. She leaves about the 20th , for her new field of action, which is located at Kanab, Utah. The Departm en t extends a hearty good wish for her future success. Miss Janett Nelson has accepted a position with the Spande Furniture Company as bookkeeper and stenographer. Mr. H . E. J ensen and Mr . Alva Hansen have just completed their t heses which are to be bound a nd placed in the libra ry. Mr. J ensen 's

theses takes up the question d child labor in general a nd within t he state of Utah . Mr. Han sen's takes up Rail and W ate r Tran sportation which is confin ed chieA\' to those rou tes of the U. S. The second and third year students are struggling with their bud gets and 100 questions r espect iv el~T. Accounting II stud ents are exempt from examination if they complete the budgets and get thelP approved. A number of the students in the department will b e graduates this year. Harley Greaves has returned from San Francisco where he went to m eet the fleet. Elementary mathematics has proven an essential study for Acc. II and III students. Thund er storms are not approved by Prof. Bixell.

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On W ednesday , April 8th, occurred the best pianoforte rec ital ever known in the history of the in stitution . It was certainly a real musical feast. It began with Beethov en 's delightful litt le overt ure " Coriolanus" which was rendered in a most charming manner b y Miss Mamie Brown and M]. S. E . Clark . In th e next number the little a rtist Leona Hart showed much talent in rendering "Etude de Conce rt. " Probably t he most pleasing feature about the programme were Moszkowski 's " Aire De Ba ll et" a nd Mendelssohn's " Scherzo " by NEss Brown. Th e appreciative audience was certainly carried away by these two numbe rs. The Glee Club also did some excellent work. Th e other numbers on the programme were a ll worthy of mu ch praise. And we all app reciate t he efforts of the persons who h elped to make this recital suc h a great success. Another of the many surprises from the music departme nt was sprung Saturday, April 18t h , when the advanced students in music put on th e first vio lin recita l ever know n in the history of the sc hool. Th e persons taking part in this recita l showed splendid p rogress a nd a great deal more talent among students than was expected .

The coll ege orc hestra th is year ec lipses all others. It has received m a ny favora bl e comments and has won the reputation of being t he best school orc hestra in the west. It has played, m.uch to its credit , a cla ss of music which no other amat eur orc hestra in th e st ate has dared to attempt . The fo urth and last conce rt by the U. A. C. String Quartette was given Tu esday , May 12th , in the ' Thatch er Pavi lion . Many compose rs of several coun tries we re represented in t he half classica l, half popular music . The fo ur con ce rts have afforded mu ch p leasure ' to music love rs, and it is to be regretted that more peop le have not taken advantage of them. We hope that they wi ll be co nt inued next year a nd t hat Prof. Thatcher will receive the united suppo rt of the students .

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The Alice Art Collection con sisting of ten medal paintings belonging to the Utah Art Association is now hung in the library. They have been loaned to the college for a certain time and are a constant source of pleasure to readers and visitors. The opening of the library to readers on Sunday afternoons has been a successful effort to extend the benefits of the institution to Logan. The number of visitors on that day has varied from twenty to ninety, according to the weather and the inclination of readers . Among the gifts received by the College library this year is that from the First Presidency consisting of eight volumes of the ptl blications of the church. A very beautiful cast of Michael Angelo's "Madonna and Child" has been presented to the library of the college by Mr. and Mrs . George H . Champ of Logan. The figures in this piece of sculp-

ture are in " m ezzo- relievo" gradually graded into a background of low-relief. The work is amon g the most famous of the great master a nd is often spoken of as the " unfini~h ed. Madonna ." there being very little detail presented bu t its face and powerful lines a re cu nningly sin cere. The piece is circular in form having a diameter of nearly four feet. The cast has been placed 111 a frame of exceptionall y skillful workmanship and finish. The frame is of hard wood ten inches wide and beautifully carved in a conventi onalized leaf design in low-relief. This carving has been done in the Mechanic Arts department of the college and is the work of 1\lr. Hughs, formerly of London, England , a wood carver of some fame, who has lately been employed as an assistant in that department. The edu cational va lue of the presence of a masterpiece of art cann ot be overestimated . It is then to those who have carefully selected and generously presented this work that our most appreci ative thanks are due .


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UTAH WINS BIG ATHLETIC MEET lOa-yard dash - D. of D., 4; A. C., 1; L. D . S. D. , 4. 220-yard dash-D. of D., 6: L. D . S. D., 3. 440-yard run-D. of U . , 3; B. Y. D., 5; A. C. , 1. 880-yard run-D. of D., 3; B. Y. D., 5; A. C., 1. Mile run-D. of D., 5; B. Y. D., 4. 120-yard hurdles-D. of D., 6; B. Y. C., 3. 220-yard hurdles-D . of D. , 5; A. C. 3; B. Y. C. , 1. Pole vault- D. of D., 816 ; B. Y. C. , 16 . High jump-D. of D., 1; B. Y. D., 5; A . C. , 3. Broad jump-D . of D. , 3; B. Y. D. 6 . Shot put- D. of D . , 8; B. Y. D., 1. Hammer throw-D. of D., 1; B . Y. D., 5; A. C .. 3. Discus throw-D. of D., 4; A. C., 5. Relay race- D . of D., 5; B. Y. D ., 3; .-\. C. , l. Totals-D. of D., 62 76; B. Y. U. 34; A. C. 18; L. D. S. e ., 7; B. Y. C., 4 76, - SaiL 1, ake Herald


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T o the several classes of students commencement has a vari ed m ean in g. To the haughty Freshman it is merely the end of a year in college and it affords a c hance to go home and tell his paren ts of his experiences. whether enjoyable 01 oth e rwise. To the Sophomore is it quite the same, except perhaps, he has more of an insight int o college life and more of a desire to get thro ugh. Nevertheless to him

commen cement mean s the end of a year of "grinding." The Junio r looks anxiously towards it for it affords him a chance to sum up for the final step . He sees his degree close at hand and knows that commencement [s the end of an other year. T o the Senior the real m eaning of the word applies . It is Commencement of his real life. H e has gone thro u gh four years of his life with a regu lated schedule before him. H e has foll owed a cou rse some one has outlined for him. Through the four years he has seen more and more the needs of a n educatio n and has worked hard , harder, perhaps, towa rd the last, to obtain it. Now he goes out to face t he world, to make his own schedule. The great question to him is," H ow shall I u se that wh ich I have learned? " and it is no easy problem to solve. It may take years to do so, to be able to apply the theoretical to t he practical side of life. So to the Sen ior, commencement is a period of work and worry. H e has been th rough the mill a nd goes


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through the final refi nin g process only to be able to face the world with but a degree in his hand. Tothelowerc1assman , commencement shou ld have a broader meaning than it usually does. Aside from pleasure it should be the beginning of a period of time in wh ich to reflect upon the work he has done in the past year and to make preparations to better th e year following. If the past h as not proved satisfactory im.prove upon it in the future. If, on the othe r hand , it has been satisfactory, improve u pon it just the same. Th en when the real commencement comes you will be able to meet the world rightly. A

Our Girl"

To that indiv id ua l w ho so basely and disreputably crit icized our girls in a recent issue of the ChTonicle we wish to make the following su ggestion . Look ahead a feK years and picture, if you will , the future American Lady . Is she the loudly dressed one with a great touch of " hig h life" who is centered in a bunch of "sports" a n d who h as enough " lou d talk" to make a "quack" dnctor h lu sh with shame? No, quite the opposite. Our girls are future American Ladies and if you did n 't see enough of them while here we invite you a n d your "bunch ," with the great am.ount of real "college spirit," to COffLe u p and look aga in .


To some it appeared, by reading the article on t he U . A. C.- B. Y. C. debate in the last issue, that it was more the fault of the B. Y. C. that the debate was called off. This is erroneous as it was "m utually and agreeably" called of( and if eith er school is to blame it is we. It was so late before we subm.itted the qu estion that it could not have come off before ver y late in the year. Thi s is not as it should have been and because of the delay and the sickness of the m ot her of one of the B. Y. C. debaters th e ca n test was called oft.


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At th e recent sp ring election th e followin g office rs we re elected for the coming year: President Student Body . Vice-President Student Body Secretary . . Executive Committee .

Editor of Student Life . Manager of Student Life Debating }\{anager .



Carrol) . Anna Nibley

. Effie Jensen

) ~;'e~'e~~~a~~~~~el( Willi am McNeil . P. V. Cardon . J. D . Pen ce . Erastus Peterson

Manar~~~l~ ~~~ef1~~~'~:~~tricaIS : A.E. Song Leader Cheer Master Standa rd Hearer.


L. M. \ \l in sol' . . David Sharp . E . F. Burtt)!')

To Ou r Adv e rtisers

W e wish to thank the business men of this city who have helped

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u s SO much by advertising in o ur little paper. It is to you that much of the success of S tudent Life for t hi s year is due. Your support in this way has aided us co nsid erably in a financial way and it has been a n incentive for u s to wo rk hard in ordcr to please you. Vv-e trust that o ur efforts have not been in vain a nd that we have produced a paper t hat you have felt worth whi le adverti sing in. Wc trust, further, tbat you r advertising has been well repaid , that our stud ents have given yousupportand that you do not regret that which yo u have given us. And, again, trusting that you r several lines of business have all prosp e red som ew hat a nd t hat they will co ntinue to d o so, we t han k you all, in th e hea rtiest m a n ne r , for what you ha ve d one for u s in the past a nd hope t hat you may feel willing to help us in the future. Thi s Sta ff

The present staff took t hi s paper with out one havin g any previous expene nce. It was a peculiar position to be in for we scaTce ly knew how to sta rt . But a ll went to work with a will and were de termined to keep t he paper go ing. Th e first issue was somew ha t a failure a nd t he seco nd only a sli ght improvement . B y hard work eac h su cceeding number wa s an improve-


ment over ~ h e last until a t last t he pa pe r b egins to look -,o mew hat like the real S tudent Life. Wit h this number the present staff m akes its exit a nd while it is possible we wish to than k all students for the support they have given u s. We have d on e our best . Som e may have been offended at something that a ppea red in this paper or because something did not appear. T o t hem we apologise. T o those who have been interested in us we thank them for their appreciation. Further, we take th is opportunity to ask t he students to ta ke a deep interest in the welfare of th is paper and heartily support t he incoming staff. A thl etic P ros p t-c t s

Our progress this year in at hletics has brought us up to a starting point. vVe have been residing in the "back woods" lon g enou gh . W e have been p lodd ing th rough the underbru sh for years now . It has been a n uphill pull t he whole t ime but our men a ll kn ew that sooner or later an opening wou ld be reac hed and we wou ld be o ut on t he level with smooth sa iling before us . This year has brought u s to that point . Under the leadership of our worth y coach the at hletes have worked hard a nd faithfull y and have done well. Th ey have brought

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us to the edge of the woods and next year we' ll break out with a 111,ad rush and victory will be ours. Coach Walker will be with us next year and will no doubt be ably assisted by Coach Teetzel, t he man 'w ho hCl s so well kept athletics at a high standard during his stay at t he B . Y. U . Th e foot-ball team that made su ch a splend id showing last fa ll will be practicall y held together as nearly every man will be back. In the other branches of sport the prospects are no less promising. V,'e cannot then regret the long list of defeats d u ring the past year fo r we feel that it has been the beginning of a period of banner ones. Th e Senior Awah e ning

Thinkin g the Seniors had forgotten that it was t ime to "wa ke up" the Juni ors endeavored to cause them to do so by taki ng their caps a nd gow ns and wearing t hem. Th e necessa ry p lans were la id and just before chapel one morning the Juni ors, fully arrayed in Seni or costume, cou ld be seen cra wling th rou gh a window out upon the ca mpu s. From here they stealthily paraded to the north music room, knowing a ll the time that the Seniors were surprised to find their gowns m issi ng but thinkin g t hey were too " dead " to put up a fight. A surprise, however , was


in store for the naug hty Juniors for as they entered the music room they were met by a strong force of Seniors who nobly prevented them from entering chapel. The "youngsters" we re compelled to retreat, under fire , to the Domestic Science laboratory where some of the gowns were hid wh ile others we re placed in va rious places in and out of the building. Through the "treachery" of one of the janitors the hiding p lace was found and a few gowns procured. It took until late in the afternoon before they were all secu red and even then they were not a ll in the best of condition. Blood stains marked some and others were slightly to rn. Thus the Juniors were apparently defeated but in one way a great and laborious task was completed . The Seniors had waked up. An E.v e ning With Shakespeare

On Wedn esday evening, May13th nin e of ou r college girls under the direction of Miss Huntsman presented six scenes from Shakespeare, Although the work was somewhat heavy it was given in a deli ghtful manner. Miss Zina Woolf was especially strong in the delineation of Portia and Princess Katherine. She was unu sually free and natural and will be a valua ble addition to t he dramatic club next year. The rest of the girls Marie Barber, Fay


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Justeson, Leila Shaw , Nell ie H ayball , Edith Harper , Na n Nibley, Mell H omer a nd Ad a P eterso n all p erformed their parts excepti ona ll y well . And to them and Miss Huntm '1n praise should be given . A gcod sized audience en joyed a real college treat .

Prof. R ob in son favore d no stu dent faction. H e was a fri end to a ll. Many students have bee n

P rof. E. W. Robinson

Wh en Prof. Robin son leaves the instituti on t hi s sprin g th e stu de n ts lose on e of their best friend s and th e co ll ege wi ll lose one of its staunc h supporters for the past few years. In the year 189(j he cam e to t hi s in stitu t ion after fulfillin g a mi ssion in Turkey. H e cam e as a stran ger in t hi s community. H owever, t hrough hi s persistent wo rk he was soon recogni zed as a man of con siderable a bility and was fo und to have pub li c interest at hear t. Five years later he was m ade p resident of the L ogan city coun cil a nd afte r se rvi ng fo r two years as su ch , he was elected Mayor of t he City a nd fi lled a term of fo ur years Und er hi s adm i nistration the City was much benefited. Sin ce ] 89G he has held th e cha ir of P oli tical Science at th e A. C. a nd has a lways been a n active worke r 111 debating and other lite ra ry affail's. Whil e he re he has wor ked with six in te rcollegiate debating team s and we have won five out of t h e six debates .

great ly ben e fi ted by his advice a nd in stru cti on. H e was a staullc h supporter of Presid ent W. J. K err a nd was a great facto r in t he recen t consolidation fight. H e is likewise a st ron g supporter of the presen t adm ini st ratio n a nd a ll that is for the bettermen t of t hi s sc hool. Prof. R obin son leaves this in stit u tion for purely bu siness reasons. H e has been made manager of t he Cach e Valley Orchard Co. a nd as he has been admitted to t he bar of t he t he Supreme Court, has Som e la\\' inducem en ts. In whateve r line he may take up h e will have t he best wishes of t he stu dents of this insti-


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in t his institut ion since Jul y 1, 1903. In addition t o t hi s he was elected Secretary to t he Board of Tru stees, a nd assumed the duties of the latter office on July 1, 1904. During his stay with u s he has so improved the Commercial Department that it now ranks a m ong the best in the country. Hi s stud ents have a ll , u pon gradu ation, stepped into excellent positions some of w hich are envia b le. Prof. Bexell is a man of good ha bits, strong cha racter , and unquestioned integrity . We are sorry indeed to lose so able a m a n and his absence wi ll be deeply felt by th is in stit ution. Prof. B exell will soon ass ume the chai r of Comme rce at the Oregon A. C. a nd we wish him su ccess in hi s new home and we fee l to con gra tulate the O. A . C. upon receiving such a man as Prof. B exell.

t u t ion for continued success. H e has been a friend to u s and as far as possible we shall reciprocate.

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A . B exell

Prof. J. A. Bexell has been Director of the School of Commerce

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ALUMNI The prospects are that he will be wit h us again next yea r as assistant Proffessor of Chemistry.

Dr. A. Ray Irvin e, on e of our staun chest and most enthu siastic alumni has had a widely varied experience b oth as student and teacher. H e was a stud ent a t th e A. C. U . in t he early years of its hi story. Afte r takin g his degree he taught school fo r one or two seaso ns and spen t two years in Germa ny. H e t h en entered the Med ical Ch irurg ical Coll ege at Philadelphia. where he compl eted a course a nd rece ived hi s degree cf M. D . F o r t he last two years he has been a successful practicin g physicia n in Salt Lake City. Joseph E. Greaves ' O.J. is at the University of Illinois a nd exp ects to receive his Master 's Degree in Ag ri cult u ral Ch emi stry this yea r .

Charles i,lI.r P orter '05 is on leave of absence and is attending H a rvard University. Word has ju st been received that he has received a sc hola rsh ip of $250.00. Mr. P o r ~e r 's merit as a student appears to have b een fe lt even in our firm old H a rvard. H e re's to you , W alter; may you r work ever be atten ded with the m eri t you d eserve.

H ermoine S. H a rt '97 is no\\' holding the p osi t ion of Cou n ty Superinte nd ent of Schools, Bear L a ke Co., Idah o. Alfred A. H a rt '97 is engaged as teacher at Bloomin gton , Idaho.

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William P et e rson '99, who has h eld the chair of Professorship of Physics , Geology and Mineralogy for the past few years, has accepted a position with the Elk Coal Co . W e regret very much the loss of his stren gth in our faculty and feel that his place will be difficult to be fi lled. Our wishes for further advan cem en t a nd success shall attend him wherever he may go.

Amos N . Merrill ' 90 is now stud y in g at t he Universit y of Ill. R obe rt Stewart '04, who was e lected to the chair of Professors hip in Chemist ry in the U. A . C. th is year, afte r four yea rs of succesfu l work as instructo r in chem ist ry has bee n offe red a scho la rship of ~nO() 00 in t he Un ive rsity of Illi nOIs. It is expected that he will e nt r upon the work for his Doctor's Degree next September, with wh ich we wish him unlimited su ccess. H e has proved himself to be a real fighter in ed ucational lines as well as a Filipino slayer in the late war.

J ohn L. Coburn '05 who has held t he position of Assistant Secretary of t he Coll ege for the past two yea rs has b een a ppointed as Financial Secretary of the institutio n.


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LOCALS All h a il t o t he College widow! Th e ch oir on th e r<:lstrum m a kes a p oor b ackground for t he fac ulty. Men h as decided t o " cut out " college work and will b egin again in t he hi gh sch ool. Vern a (in chem . L ab . )- " Wh at is a water b ath an yway? " Ch a s.- " Haven't you eve r had one ?" Cora l K err, a form, r well kn ow n stud ent of t he college , will be he re for conunencem ent. Prof. P ercy Godd a rd , \V ho is to instru ct o r in a ccountin g in t he Commercial Dep a rt m e nt next year, paid t he coll ege a v isit rece nt ly. Arra n gem ents a re und er way for a grand U.A.C. - B .V . C. te nni s tourn ament soon . Th e F renc h II class, in co nn ec t io n with a few friend s, en te r t a ined Prof. Arnold lately .

Mell ente r tain ed some of the students at a n after-lun c h , recen t ly. The wife of J ack Tut tle '05 died in May. Messrs E. G. P ete rson , Dave and J ohn Steven s attended t he fun era l in Malad. J ud gin g from t he program of t he Alumni Ba nque t , th a t is out "t he d oins" will be t he best ever. " If yo u a re prone t o di sappoint m ent- resist !"

Mr. Alma Beck , a gra duate of the Mechani c Arts course, has se-

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cu red a n appointm ent as in structor in t he Phillipine Civil Se rvice . H e sa ils from San Francisco June 2nd. S tudent Life, with hi s man y fri end s \\" ish him the best of lu c k and success. Ve rna-" Prof. Ha vertz, I belie ve your hair is st a rt ing to grow." Prof. Havertz- " Y es, eve rything sta rts to g row in th e sprin g." Clark , m Ame rican W oman 's rig hts d iscu ssion- " W omen seem to t hink more of th eir dogs t ha n t he y do of th eir husbands." Bunde rson- " Well I pity th e poo r dogs if t hey don 't." Prof. P e terson has taken the Geo logy n class up in t he (,:ul~ 'o n a few t imes lately t o study m oun cai n formation. M.iss Cooper said she would have hrown the mouse, in t he m in strel show , if it hadn 't "st uck" to her fi nge rs. Mi s' Po \路\"ell- " If Cardon gets a pin fo r p lay in g t he part of Pygm alio n , I wan t one too." Th e Co ll ege Catalogu e is out nov\". fn the past it has usuall y n1.ade its ap pea rance a bout t he last of Au gus t, o r th e reabouts.


"People that neve r do any more than they get pa id for , n ever get pa id for any m ore than t hey do. " The peanuts that were to be the chi ef perfo rmers in th e "Sorosis P eanut eatin g co ntest," myst eri ously came to S tudent Life o ffice " Ce rtain members of the staff did alTlple just ice t o them . Prof. Larson , talking to Eng. 7 class about Ouida's Novels- "Her short sto ries are t he best, especially for children- that's an item for yo u Miss Stratford. " Mell- " Th at lecturer was badly mi sta ken, t he boys ca n come to our house to spend Sunday eve nings whenever th ey wa nt to." Eunice- " That big Hill kee ps t hem away from ou r p lace ." Th e professional baseball coac hing of last yea r of Pres. P ete rson and Ben Ri te rs is m issed now. Th e girls are ou t on t he campus eve ry day practicing. Th e Senio rs a re th e onl y stud en ts who voted against t he holi day t rip up the ca nyo n May :2:lrcl. I t is gra t ifying to the footba ll " fan s" to lea rn that Coach 'W alke r will be wit h us again th is fa ll.


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Th e weather man evidently got hi s wires crossed this spring a n d gav e u s t he sunsh ine in April and t he showers in May. " T ea rs are fertilizers of mental weeds," therefore it pays to smile. Indication s are good for a large attendance at the summer school. Th e College authoriti es are contemplat ing a n illustrative circular, representing the College work , to be gotten out during th e summer. The Seniors dined with Preside n t vVi dtsoe at the College, May I :3t h . Editor Cardon and Debatin g Manager Peterson a re certainly to be con gratulated for their unani mou s election recent ly. Their op pon en ts had n o show w hateve r. Mrs. Ambrose Merrill paid brother, who leaves shortl y Monta na , a visit recently a nd also seen a round the coll ege a t imes. Sh e is a graduate of short Commercial course.

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Dave Ste vens passed the Civil Service examination th e oth er day with a n average of 90 per cen t. W ebb , I vy a nd Cl a rk , st udents who have been doin g work in the carriage shop , have ju st compl eted

a m ountain sprin g wagon . I t is now on exhibit ion in the Mec ha nic Arts Departmen t. Captain J. A. P enn , of the General Staff , U . S. A ., insp ected the Mili ta r y Depart m nt lVlay 22nd. An amusing , but probably in n o way harmfu l controversy is nO\l" being waged b etween " Editor" Arnold of the " R epublican " a n d " The J ournal " conce rnin g civi c improvement , etc. W. 'IN. McL a u gh lin '90, I\'ho has had charge of the Irri gatio n E;-, E; i n eering work at the U. A. C. for a num be r of years , has accepted a similia r position in the govern ment serv ice. H e will 11ave charge of the irri gati on wor k in Utah under th e R eclam a ti on Ser vice. Department of Aa ri culture. Amand a H olmgreen '04, II'ho has been o n a leave of absence attend in g Columbi a Uni ve rsity th is yeal Il'ill be with us nex t year as assi stant Professor of En gli sh . D . E. Stephens '04 , has been elected Assistant Professo r of Comm erce . W e are very glad to kn Oll' t hat he wi ll be st ill with us and \I'ill u se his effo rts t o keep the standard of the Com,m ercia l Department as at present.


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EXCHANGE The Wesleyan, Macon , Georgia, has a good collection of litera ry a rticles in both Marc h and April numbers. A few more pages devoted to literary wo rk would greatly improve t he April num ber of t he Rocky Mou.ntain Collegian. Don 't let yo ur magazine fall below its good sta ndard. " Lu t her's Lebensend e und T od" in the Marc h number of t he Black and Red is very well done . It s hows ve r y good talent in the German language Th e Universit,v improv ing rapidly.

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W e a re always glad to welcome t he I. S. C. S tudent. The reading mate rial ranks well with a n y College paper published. Th e Ma rc h numbe r of College Chips has a numbe r of inte resting lite ra ry articles. " Th e Merchant of Veni son" in t he last two or th ree issu es of t he Round Up is ve ry clever , but the readi ng material in the paper could be g reatly enla rged with good results.

The Augustana Observer of May is rather wea k in literary matter. Angry Moth er-"Young lady , were you out after ten last night? " Daughter-"No, m other, I know its leap year but I did not have t he courage to ask t hat many."-Ex. If m oney talks As some folks tell T o m ost of u s It says, " Farewell ."-Ex. Why is a seni o r like a ball of s tring? Because he is a ll wrapped up 111 himself. -Ex. Freshman- " Feel wiser." Sophomore-" Bud weiser ." J unior--" Get wise r ." Senior- " L ook wise r. "- Ex . W e take the last opportuni ty to t ha nk all of t he schools who have exc hanged papers or magaz1l1es with us t his year , and assure them that we shall loo k forward with outstretched arms to welcom e t hem to our collection next year. We give" Three Chee'r s" for the success of all.



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Student Life, May 1908, Commencement  

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