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A connolidntlon of
Tlio Hesperian, Vol. 01, Tho Nobnwknn, Vol. 12,
Bcnrlot and Orcnm, Vol. 4.
Mannginpr Editor C. E. Pjcnfliwoicn
BiwInoHH Mfinnpor - - - John MonniHOK
(Jlrcmlntor A. O. BoiimiBicn
Nowh Wra. Ciwo
Bocloty Wm. A. Shock
Athletic A. I. Myorn
Lltorary John D. Rice
Ofllre: 208K UnivorHlty Hull. Phono A 1280
Pout Olllce: fltfttlon A, Box 18, Lincoln
Entered nt tho poto(Tlco it Lincoln, Nobrnkii,
na Hecond cIiwh mnil matter.
Discontent over tho way in which
the University lives up to Its military
obligations is becoming moro manifest
every day. Objections are made, it
BeemB, not because drill 1b required,
but becnuse tho time has been extend
ed from threo to five days a week. Un
der the old system it was very seldom
that any scrlouB objections were made
by those to whom tho regulations ap
plied. The average freshman was
usually well enough inspired with mili
tary zeal and patriotism that instead
of being an irksome duty the three
hours a wook Bpent in drill were usual
ly enjoyed and looked forward to with
pleasure. Nearly every one when he
began to drill expected to be at the
head of his company some day, and
that hope and expectation was enough
to sustain him for two years at least.
After that time had expired, ir t he
work was distasteful ho could with
draw. Now it is different. Five hours
a week is required and to those who
carry heavy work that is no small mat
ter. Some students have even been
heard to say that they would quit
school rather than do the required
work in the military department. They
argue that If they wanted to spend all
their time drilling they would go to a
military school or Join the regular
army. One thing Is certain. It will
greatly Increase the number, of un
cla88ed students, and consequently de
crease the number of graduates.
One of the old students of tho 'var
Blty has a story in the March number
of one of the leading magazines. Wo
refer to Mr. Keone Abbott's story in
this month's McCIure's. The story
In question was written while
Mr. Abbott was a student in tho Uni
versity, and is a good example of what
may be done here, or rather what Is
done here. All who have an oppor
tunity will And themselves repaid for
time spent in reading the Btory, which
occupies a prominent place in the mag
Since tho weather has become warm
enough to drill outside, the companies
have been making uso of the pave
ments adjoining the University, and
from five to six o'clock in the evening
it is not an unusual sight to see some
of tho companies drilling almost any
where north of O street While this 13
a privilege that cannot bo very well
dispensed with during the present
muddy season, tho captains should take
pains to drill their companies as near
the University as possible. Last night
a runaway was caused by a company
drilling several blockH from the cam
pus, and in numerous other ways those
who use the streets are subject to many
lncopvenlonces from tho presence of
the companies there. "If the streets ad
joining the campus were used exclu
sively, people would get accustomed to
it and could govern themselves accord
The Bophomoro class has shown the
proper spirit toward the Junior annual.
At a recent meeting it wns decided to
take thirty dollars worth of space in
the Sombrero. This is eight dollars
and a half more than the Juniors them
selves decided to raise for this pur
pose. It Is understood that a consid
erable amount of tho soph fund is al
ready collected. Every class with any
pride and ability will always have good
representation In University period
icals. Part of the Bpace secured by
the second year class will bo devoted
to the class officers for both semesters.
It is suggested that some one should'
write a Nebraska University song for
the Glee Club to sing this Bpring. This
is a chance for some one to win a
Program for the Week:
Wednesday J. S. Moore, ex-secretary
U. of N. Y. M. C. A.
Thursday E. L. Corthell: The En
Chaplain for the week Rev. Haynes.
Dr. E. L. Corthell, lnte consulting
engineer to Argentine Republic, gave
a highly entertaining and Instructive
talk at convocation yesterday, discuss
ing the education of an engineer, on
which subject he speaks with author
ity, being himself an expert Investi
gator along that line. No American
has given more careful attention to
this subject or made a more thorough
Investigation than he. As trustee in a
large institution for thirteen years he
canvassed the methods of engineering
in use In all parts of the world. He
has also traveled widely in Europe
and made extensive Investigations of
engineer work carried on there. His
advice to those who Intend to become
engineers Is to acquire a liberal univer
sity education first. This advice is the
conclusion reached after an extensive
correspondence with presidents and
professors and the consultation of
catalogues in European Institutions.
There is too much hurry in this coun
try. Parents expect their sons to bo
strong, broad-minded men without the
requisite education. In Europe a man
masters a thorough education first and
Belects his profession afterward. Mr.
Corthell's estimate of the cost of a
government engineering school of a
high order of architecture was $2,000,
000, but subsequent estimates by others
have placed tho amount necessary at
$5,000,000, and it is probable that this
amount will be secured. He Intends to
devote much time in the future to col
lecting Information for a paper upon
the subject, "What Engineers In the
World Have Done to Make Themselves
Useful and to Help Themselves and the
World in General." Speaking of the
University of Buenos Ayres, ho had
nothing but words of praise for the
completeness of the courses and the
grade of work done In that institution.
It is equal to any school In the United
States in thoroughness of work and
ability of Instructors. Several young
men who were graduates of that Insti
tution and who had positions under
him, displayed remarkable efficiency in
performing tho most difficult tasks.
They have never before had. any ex
perience In the world, but each had
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acquired a splendid education, which
enabled him to readily grasp the whole
subject. They were given several dif
ficult engineering questions to solve
in connection with the enlargement
of the port of Buenos Ayres, sources
of Information being furnished them.
Their reports were marvels in col
lating, analyzing and getting results.
It was necessary to decide whether
electrical or hydraulic Installation
should be used In carrying on the work.
They went to European ports and in
vestigated the methods employed there.
Their report consisted of only three
moderate-sized pages, but It neverthe
less stated the whole thing. It was
accepted and the electric cranes will be
installed in the manner recommended.
Dr. Corthell speaks tomorrow night
before the engineering society upon tho
Biibject, "Two Years in Argentina."
The Palladlan Boys' Debating Club
met Saturday evening and during tho
course of tho evening, which is re
ported as one of the most Instructive
and enjoyable of the year, the follow
ing motionB were carried: To hold a
funeral over the U. B. D. C. in "Pal"
hall next Saturday evening, March 7th,
at 8. Amended, that the appointment
of a committee of ten bo made to see
to the burial of the Union Club after
the funeral. Moved to reconsider the
appointment of a committee to bury
tho Union Club and the suggestion was
carried to donate tho "stiff" to the
medical department. Carried, to invito
the Palladlan Literary Society to be
present at the ceremony. Carried, to
instruct tho president of the club to
Insert tho foregoing in tho Daily Ne
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been put In tho hands of proper com
mittees and a lively program Is guar
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