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was decided upon as W. C. Cornish, of Texas, and the other was a local athlete, L. W. Bangs. Great expense was incurred in securing these men, but their close decisions, impartially made, gave great satisfaction to all. Space will not allow us to enter into a detailed account of the day ' s events, but we cannot with justice leave the matter without especially mentioning the fine work of A. G. Eames, ' 91, who won the honors of the day, G. B. Willard, ' 92, coming in a close second. Cook, ' 94, did some very fine sprinting, and Jones ' ball throwing was something remarkable. Great success had been hoped in the matter of a field day, but the results surpassed the anticipations of all, the college records being broken without exception. This, although not wholly a surprise, must inspire the athletes of the college to renewed efforts. This kind of work will surely soon place our institution in high rank, if like enthusiasm is exhibited in future years. 106
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FOR several years past there has been considerable talk of having a field;day in the spring of the year, for the purpose of awakening among the students greater interest in general athletics. Until last spring, however, no decided action had been taken in regard to the matter, and we should " err in our judgment " were we not to mention the praiseworthy push and energy of last year ' s Athletic Association in the arrangement and carrying out of the day ' s programme. The weather on the all-important date could not have beemmore propitious had the ■day been set apart for the occurence of some distinguished tournament in the olden times of English chivalry, and the crowd which awaited the various events could very favorably compare with the multitude gathered to witness the clash of shield and spear, at some great passage-of-arms of the time of Prince John. And not less than the bold knights of whom history speaks, did the muscular young contestants, sauntering on the campus, endeavor to win the admiration of the feminine portion of the throng. The large amount of money taken at the gates made it possible to offer large prizes, so that the competition was greater than it otherwise would have been. The judges for the day were carefully selected. After much debate as to who they should be, the one 105
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