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An inter-collegiate meeting association like this should be thoroughly organized, it should have a president, a corresponding secretary and such other officers and such committees as may be necessary to conduct its affairs. The earnest co-operation of a number of colleges is necessary to insure its success. Let each college have a meeting of those students who are interested in public speaking and determine upon some action with reference to the early organization of such an association.
Matthews says : "Of all the efforts of the human mind, there is no one which demands for its success so rare a union of mental gifts as eloquence." Would not those efforts be commendable whose object it is to cultivate in our fellow students an ambition to excel in oratory ? I trust others of the students will express their opinions of this proposition.