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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, January 01, 1906, Image 13

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The H o b a rt H erald The method of awarding the varsity “ H ” was also changed for the better. Before the captain of a team recommended the men to receive “ H ’s ” to the Athletic Council. As the college grows this puts too much power in one man’s hands, therefore it was decided that the captain, manager and coach must recommend a man before he is granted his letter. This will take the power out of the captains hands and lessen the opportunities for showing hatred or favoritism. We heartily favor any plan by which personal spite and unfairness of any kind can be curbed or done away with. Hobart is unique in that it has a board of editors B I S E C T I O N on her one and only college periodical who are OF T H U elected without regard to their literary ability. Men HBRABD are chosen at random from the upper classes, BOARD. evidently because the rule says that a certain num­ ber should be elected. What is the result ? The editors do not have the interest they ought to have and they are not capable of rightly filling their tasks. Why not change this foolish system and confine the election of the Herald Board to those men who have handed in the most “ copy \ within a certain time. In other colleges such is the method. At the present time the sophomore editor is the only one who has to compete for his position on the Board. Make every place competitive and you will have a better board of editors ! They will get out a periodical that will do Hobart justice and at the same time give the student body the worth of their subscription. Look where we will, plead as we may, do every P R I 55 B thing we can, but copy does not appear. Men STORIBS. write things not because they have any thing to gain thereby, but merely to be accommodating. The Board of Control, realizing these conditions, granted a prize of $xo.oo for the best story written before February 20, 1906. Here is some reward for merit and we hope that a large number rf men will strive to merit it. We publish the rules governing the contest below.

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