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What Oberlin Thinks About It

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The following clippings are from the Oberlin Review: "The U. of M. boys have set a high standard of inter-collegiate courtesy. They treated the Oberlin delegation and the men from the other colleges right royally. Their hospitality will not be forgotten. "Fourth place! Oberlin has signalized her entrance into the Northern Oratorial League by taking the jast place. We are not proud of our rank. There are some things inscrutable and the ways of judges are among them. We make no factious objection to the decisiĆ³n, we bow to the inevitable, but we simply reflect a universal sentiment when we say that Mr. Gurney deserved better things at the hands of the judges. "We publish Mr. Gormley's oration elsewhere, so give no outline here. His carriage was not altogether easy, having a suggestion of stiffness. He gestured well, however, and in his forcible delivery and strong baritone voice .reminded us of the Evangelist Mills. He showed the practical power of the debater and the true ring of the true orator. He had a strong piece plainly written but abounding in brilliant and effective passages. A good delivery and the best grades in composition gave Mr. Gormley the first place." About the base-ball game, the Review says: "The U. of M. boys have the fastest team in their history. We await with interest their contest with Cornell next Saturday. We wish the contest could have been held in Oberlin, but we are glad that the ball game was played afar off in the wilds of Michigan. "More in sadness than in wrath we proceed to write the epitaph of our ball team. The game at Ann Arbor last Saturday was one of the most sickening exhibitions of poor playing ever given by an Oberlin team. The game was an eye-opener. Our nine was over-matched at nearly every point. We are unable to report on the base-running, as only one Oberlin man reached third, and only three captured second. Wilkinson's home run was simply a respectable foul, as the Ann Arbor players admitted. But because it brought in a small matter of only three runs, no obstinate kick was made." - U. of M. Daily.