Bloomington Student in Bloomington, Indiana
26 Sep 1899

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26 Sep 1899

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Bloomington Student (Newspaper) - September 26, 1899, Bloomington, Indiana The student vol. Xxv. Bloomington Indiana tuesday september 26, 1899. No. 1. Athletics. The a. position in out look for the football season in particular. The athletic Outlook at Indiana University for the year just opening is the most promising a Ever known at the state institution. In every Branch of Colleg e sports a foot Ball base Ball and track there is already evinced an interest which not Only Sugg ests the possibility of Success Kalonji All lines but practically insures it. The rival colleges of the state which have so Long regarded our school As a i lace where a goal Post was a curiosity or a running shoe was unknown Are now looking askance at us and wondering at our advancement. Nor is our Success much Short of the marvelous. A few years ago our foot Ball team was an easy prey for Quot Iii aggregation in the state Al fax we stand next to Purdue ring trl eds us a i two season crack team held it poll initial contest. At present we Are second Only to notre Dame having gained splendid victories Over Depauw and Purdue. Our base Ball record need Only be mentioned to be acknowledged As Peerless for out of ten contests for the state championship we have floated the Pennant seven times. Nor is this rapid advancement difficult to account for. It is due first to the efficient management of prof. second to the excellent support Given the various teams by both the faculty and students third to the organization of the Tri collegiate association embracing Purdue notre Dame and Indiana. All these have contributed toward our Success and collectively have placed i. U. Among the leaders. When compared with the other colleges of the state in last year s contests Indiana was tied with notre Dame for first honors the following showing the standing of the four principal schools. Base foot Ball Indiana second notre Dame Purdue third Depauw first second third first fourth track amp Field second first third fourth this excellent showing has Given us a prominent position not Only in state athletics but has secured us a recognition throughout the West As Well. Our defeat of notre Dame in foot Ball and the two tie games with Cincinnati University have brought our team into notice and our season s schedule includes such schools As Northwestern Vanderbyl and Illinois which but a Short time ago would not have Given us even a practice game. For the first time in the history of local foot Ball our team has begun practice before the opening of school. For several Days the pigskin has been in motion and under the direction of manager Stephenson or. Home and Captain Hubbard the team is rapidly rounding into form. All of the old players except sex capt. Houstler and half Back Hunt have returned and Are hard at work. Beside these there is also the usual quota of new aspirants some of whom Are showing up Well. According to reports some of the old players will be kept Busy to retain their former positions for despite their experience Ali a Are it it Ein hard pressed by we Tott t is i its Jle of satire Tion that Captain Hubbard moves about among his sturdy associates or comments on the prospects of his team. Quot nothing Short of the state championship Quot he says enthusiastically. Quot Purdue s supremacy is a thing of by gone Success to you. Captain we Are just As anxious As you Are that we win. And now fellow students see Here we All want our boys to bring Home the state Tennent Don t Wey Well then let s do our part. The members of the team Are ready and willing to sacrifice their time to undergo the hard work which Falls to their lot to endure the Wear and tear which the games bring upon them but they demand our support our co operation and justly too. They go out to Battle for us and their Success Means glory for every student in school. Let us encourage them then in every a possible Way. This year their opponents will be men of recognized skill men of fierce , and they will need our assistance. Let us show our Good will by being present at the daily practice and when the games Are on let us Quot Root Quot with that same wild enthusiasm which characterizes our methodist friends and which so often leads to Victory. The general Secretary a new fear Ture prospects for the coming year the Outlook for the Young men s Christian association this year is by far the most encouraging of recent years. This fall for the first time the services of a general Secretary have been secured. This places Indiana University in line with the other state universities and prominent institutions of the West. Or. A. W. Hanson class 99, has been chosen As the general Secretary and will devote his entire time to the interests of the association. This Advance makes necessary a change in the administration of the association. The annual budget having been increased from five Hundred dollars to eleven Hundred by the Assumption of a Secretary s salary some provision other than student subscriptions had to be adopted to ise funds. To this erd the Stit ution was a for an adv composed of two members of the faculty three alumni one Busin Ess Man and one student. This body is chosen at the annual business meeting of the association. Its duties Are to elect the general Secretary to provide his Salarano to act in a general advisory relation to the association. This advisory Board has not yet been elected and at this time a committee from the faculty or. J. A. Woodburn or. W. L. Bryan and prof. W. P. Rogers Are acting in that Cai acuity. The policy this year contemplates a Broad and varied work. The association Means More than in organization to hold religious meetings. Its very Active work in regard to the reception of new students has already been evident. Its aim is to assist and Benefit the student in As Many ways As possible. The association will this year conduct the following lines of work Bible study religious meetings social calling on men care of sick location of students employment Bureau Reading room student loan fund and missionary. The general Secretary s office is at the Davis House Corner sixth and Lincoln streets. He will be glad to meet All students who May desire to talk to him on association room. The Christian association Reading room will be opened tuesday morning on the third floor of Kirkwood Hall. The tables will be supplied with the latest magazines and newspapers. At present the number of periodicals is limited but will be largely increased in about two weeks. A table will be reserved for correspondence and study and paper and envelopes can be had free of charge by calling at the desk magazines May be taken out and kept Over night on application to the Man in charge. The y. M. C. A. And the y. W. C. A. Will co operate in this Enterprise. All students Are Welcome. All students who have second hand books which they wish to sell Are invited to leave them at the Christian association Reading room where they will be offered for Sale. No commission will be charged for the Sale of the books. Please set your prices. The Reading room will be opened during the morning by _ prof. J. M. Clapp formerly of Illinois College at Jacksonville has accepted the position left vacant by prof. Griffith who is in the West for his health. Or. Clapp is Well chosen for the position and will have charge of Public speaking and English. Charles Baker who has been with us for several years and has been a member of the University glee club and Quartetti leaves tonight for Colorado in Benefit of his health. We Hope to have or. Baker Back in the Best of health in a Short on the Campus Only in late years has the appearance of the Campus been a matter of regard with the University authorities. Last fall work in such lines was much advanced by the Emeji Layment of a Gardener to spend his whole time in cleaning and improving the grounds and in caring for the Young Trees which had been planted. With this fall comes another improvement. Or. Us Rich an experienced landscape Gardener will oversee All improvements. A new walk is in course of construction to the sixth Street Entrance and general plans Are being considered to beautify the whole property

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