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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1903)
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Tze History of Scarlet and Cream
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How the University Colors Were Adopted, and Why
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Scnrlot mid Cream not the Orlft-lnnl Uni
The majority of the students of the
University are probably of the opinion
that scarlet and cream have been the
colors of the University for a great,
many years. Our colors mean bo much,
and have for so many years been asso
ciated in our minds with the IT. of N..
that we are Inclined to lnjer that they
were adopted when the University was
founded. Graduates whq completed the
prescribed course of study years ago
were, in some instances, of the opinion
that our colors were adopted in the
early history of the University. In
vestigation, however, shows that such
was not the case, and that scarlet and
cream are of comparatively recent ori
gin. Domand for Co lorn First Appofir in
It has been twenty-one years since
our predecessors decided to adopt a
color that would distinguish the Uni
versity from neighboring Institutions,
and afford the students an opportunity
to display their loyalty. During the
early eighties the University was. com
peting with Doane College In various
contests, and the question of having a
college color naturally arose. College
spirit (concerning which we have heard
so much of late), was at that early
period manifested to some extent, and
these contests with Doane acted as n
proper stimulus. The students readily
appreciated the necessity for n college
Old (Jold the Karllnt IT. of N. Color.
Clem Chase, who was then "local
editor" of the Hesperian, seems to hav
been an Important factor In the selec
tion of, not "scarlet and cream," but,
"old gold." "Old gold" was adopted
by general consent, and from that time
on we have not been without our col
ors. The Hesperian of April 15, 1882,
In an editorial makes the following
comment concerning the inauguration
of the colors:
" 'Old gold' Beems to have become
the accepted color of this State Uni
versity and will figure hereafter con
spicuously at all our entertainments.
To have some mark, some color like
this that we can recognize gives us
esprit; we can 'follow our colors,' and
old gold is certainly a pretty one and
in some senses symbolical. Is not Ne
braska one of the western states where
the sunsets are always In old gold?
Do not our broad wheat fields show
wave on wave of old gold? Here, then,
for our college color, and may we
never dishonor It."
In honor of "the accepted colors"
the cover of volume one of the Som
brero, "Wh left nfanle- 6uTIiTnie spring
of 1884, was In old gold, and from 1882
until the close of 1893 old gold figured
"conspicuously at all our entertain
ments" and games. In the Hesperian
"write up" of the 1891 Thanksgiving
game with Iowa, which was played In
Omaha and resulted in Nebraska's de
feat to the tune of 22 to 0, we find
mention of the loyal manner In which
former students wore their colors. The
"The Unl delegation Is indebted to
Mr. Haydon . . . for a liberal dis
count on horns, eye-glasses, ribbons,
and gold cloth. . . . He presented
us with all the gold cloth he had In
stock and kindly offered room In his
store for our headquarters."
Old Oold DUrovorod to bo Older Color of
But the reign of "old gold" was soon
to come to a close. Everything wont
alo-ig very smoothly until It was dis
covered that our old rival, Iowa, had
the same color, and then trouble began.
How was Nebraska to bo distinguished
from Iowa? It would never do for
these Institutions to have the same
color. Iowa had adopted "old gold"
before Nebraska had, and the only
thing left for. the latter to do was to
adopt a new color, or new colors. Agi
tation had been going on for some
time, and at tho close of the football
season of '93 It was decided to take
some definite action. Chancellor Can
field, who always took a great Interest
In all matters pertaining to the Uni
versity, was one of the leading factors
in this movement.
Hcnrlot nnd Cream Adopted In 180.1 nnd
' Htlll Clicrlslied.
An cnthiiBlaBtlc maBs meeting was
held, and after several spirited speeches
had been made a committee was ap
pointed. This committee, of which Mr.
Ralph E. Johnson of thlB city was a
leading member, selected "scarlet and
cream." As a result the Hesperian for
December 1, 1893, came out In scarlet
and cream covers. The Quarto-Centennial
(1895) number of the Sombrero
was also bound In a beautiful scarlet
and cream cover, and our colors have
certainly figured conspicuously" at all
college affairs since. The concensus
of opinion among students and mem
bers of the faculty 1b very favorable to
scarlet and cream as appropriate colors
for our University. Among the other
institutions which have the same colors
are Boston University, Dickinson Col
lege, the Utnlverslty of Alabama, the
University of Indiana and Western Re
An Ode to the Theme Man.
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theme man's persecutions. I am sure
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goes. The alcoves are as quiet as
catacombs tonight, with all the dead
books of long ago a-stare In the weak
light, and hollow footsteps In the far
corners. It would be a relief to see
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