The prize offered by the Editors of the Advocate to the person contributing the best word stigmatizing Drys has been raised from 10 dollars to 25 dollars.
In spite of the large number of suggestions already sent in, the Board feels that the increased award will attract many more. The contest is taking on a national aspect and a full expression of public opinion is desired. All the New England states have already been heard from as well as New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, Texas, Florida, Colorado, the District of Columbia, and several provinces of Canada.
Among the 500 names now in the Editor's hands, the most popular seem to be "dry rot", "camelouse", and "dryad". But the sponsor of "scofflaw" comes in for his share of the scorn. A "Boston deb" has entered the word "Delcevare" as best stimulating a dry. She desires that the prize be held and awarded to the person writing the best essay on "Why it is a stinging insult to call a man Delcevare." Most of the entries, however, have come from married women and on all sorts of paper, some scrawled in pencil on scraps, others neatly written on the best grade of highly scented vellum.
Only ten suggestions have been received from the University thus far, and in hopes of obtaining more, the Advocate will take entries over the telephone daily except Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 6 o'clock in the evening, until the close of the contest on February 13.