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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, April 01, 1908, Image 16

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212 Hobart Herald spirit will make yuu all you ought to be, in college and out of it, and almost nothing else will. “ Now, last, though, it really includes everything else, be a straight, out-and-out, all-around Christian. Live right and do what you can to help others to do the same. Get around among the fellows, be a good, jolly companion, and at the same time by your words and actions show that you stand firm for Christian principles. Don’t let anybody think you’re trying to convert them, but use your quiet influence all on the right side. Don’t get the idea that you are sent to reform the college, but remember that your influence, especially if you m ake yourself popular, will mean a great deal and that you yourself can do a lot in help­ ing other fellows and in making the college more like your ideal. If you have true college spirit, and keep from getting conceited, you’re sure to be papular and a good wholesome popularity is a thing worth having. But whatever successes you may have, don’t think you’re better than anyone else or even responsible for your own success, but keep your mind on Hobart, always Hobart, love her, dream of her, work for her. Y o u ’ll never be puffed up if you do that and you will be well-liked and successful.” Well, what boy wouldn’t be roused to enthusiasm and joy in life’s work by such a talk from such a father? Bob Harding was thrilled through and through with new happiness, new purposes, and a new determination in life. He already felt the strong love for his future Alma Mater springing up in his heart. He was a boy t o be proud of as he grasped his father’s hand while the train pulled into the station. His tall, square, broad- shouldered, yet buoyant figure told of a splendid constitution kept in perfect trim. His clean, frank, intelligent face showed the character already half-formed within him. Richard Hard­ ing had never felt prouder or happier. W h a t couldn’t a boy do with such a start ? l . p. v. s., ’09.

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