380101sb 1899 00035a

Silence-To Be or Not to Be.

In order to put an end to the great amount of discussion
which has arisen as to whether silence should be preserved in the
Library, the question has been presented to the Seniors for final
desicion. They, therefore, take pleasure in submitting their

The sentiment varies, some merely saying, "Yes," or "No,"
decidedly, others going into a more detailed discussion. Miss
Randall, with a true idea of the fitness of things (evolved from
long years of mathemathical training), insists that proper
place for preserving is in the kitchen. Edgar Clark differs, but
his opinion is not to be considered of so much work since it is
less disinterested; he selfishly wants to put an end to all the
pleasure of the "frat." girls, so kindly remembered by Thomson,
Hills, Cramb, and others in order that he, one insignificant man,
may graduate, as though we came here to graduate. Pugh
dissents for fear we would have no place to make date. Miss
Dahl objects o nthe ground that it would not be natural, which
shows a truly scientific mind. Joe Boomer, evidently moved by
a guilty conscience, says deprecatingly, "I don't talk any more
that Bartlett." Commandant Lyon has doubts as to the pos
sibility of collecting enough to make ti worth while. Bessey,
from the experiecne gained on botanizing expeditions,
recognizes silence in the library, as a rare specime,
worhy of preservation in alcohol. Miss Pentzer, with
suspicious solicitude, objects because of the steady
couples who would be debarred from studying to
gether. Kring wants it not only preserved, but put
away where it will not spoil, and Miss Fox likewise
favors silence, preferring the library as a place where
it will be least likely to be used. Whipple wants it
preverved in the form of a statute. Miss Stanton claims
that when preservation was attempted, the attempt
made too much noise. "Papa" Hedgecock says that
"free speech should be allowed in the University
library of a Free Silver State, else in coming gener
ations we will lack Allens and Bryans, for 'silence is
golden, and speech is silver.' "

Give it a trial.


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