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The communication touching on the subject of the "Spoils System" in government is worthy of special attention. College men are too apt to limit their thoughts to University affairs, forgetting that they have duties as citizens, which demand their attention. As men who begin their active life work with a better equipment of knowledge than is given to non-college men, college students owe it to the country that they apply their knowledge for the betterment of government and the elevation of the standard of citizenship. The "Spoils System," as opposed to the "Merit System," is, on the face of it, an evil. As an evil, it calls for active opposition from intelligent citizens, and college men have no right to turn their backs upon it and slight it as beneath their notice. The suggestion in the communication is excellent and we hope that many of the students will see fit to act on it.