The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 16, 1904, Image 1

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TLhe IDail IFlebraefean
VOL. m. NO. 70
PLANS NOW READY Regarding the "Back Question:'
Designs for New Physics Build- ;
ing Have Been Completed. University Students Express Views by Means of Communication.
Plans for the now physics building
have been received nt the- office of
Superintendent cf Construction Chow
Ins. The plans are the work of McssrH.
Fisher and l.awrle of Omnha, and pro
vide for a huildinK that will not bo
eclipsed by any on the campus for
beauty of architecture and conven
ience of arrangement. The entire struc- I
ture will bi faced with hydraulic
pressed brick ot a handsome granite
tolor. In general style the building
will bo Frisian, three stories high,
with no basement except one small con
stant temperature room, where tiro
apparatus for regulating the tempera
ture of the building will be placed.
Tho building will face to tho east,
with the south side on a line with
the south sido of Memorial hall. This
side will bo 124 feet in length.
The plana are for an "L" shaped struc
ture. Tho short side of this "I," wll
bo to the east, and will bo 92 feet in
length. At tho western end the
building will be 60 feet long.
The finest feature of the whole con
struction will bo tho entrance on the
east Bide. This will bo tho only en
trance to tho building, and will bo a
fine example of modern architectural
design. It will bo faced1 with terra
cotta to match tho brick used in the
general construction.
The first floor will be given up to
chemical laboratories, kitchens, phy
sics laboratories and physics work
shops. On tho second and third floors will
bo a large auditorium in the southeast
corner of tho building. It will be 38
by 50 feet, and designed1 for general
use. The second floor will also con
tain more apparatus rooms and llbra
l les, another lecture room 19 by 30 feet
will bo situated on this floor, also
three large laboratories. Tho third
floor will contain meteorological and'
astronomical rooms, special laboratories
and work rooms. Toilet rooms will be
located In the attic on the fourth floor.
The completed structure will cost
somewhere In tho neighborhood of
$75,000. The Interior will be beauti
fully finished in red-oak, and no ex
pense will be spared to make the lab
oratories thoroughly up-to-date and
convenient. The contract for the work
has not been let yet, but will be during
February andi the building will be
pushed as soon as spring sets In. It
Is expected that the structure will be
completed andi ready for use In about
a year from the present time, or In
time for the opening of next year's
second semester.
The plans have apparently been made
with tho Intention of permitting the
athletic field to remain on the campuB.
Tho south goal of tho football groundB
will be about fifteen feet north of the
north wall of the building. This will,
of course, be after UIF 'grounds- have
been pushed to tho north.
Tho plans for tho administrative
building have not yet been received.
The architects, however,are actively
at work on them at tho present time,
and It Is probable that tho twd build
ings will be completed before tho mid
dlo of next year. By these two addi
tions to the campus, tho beauty of tho
University grounds will bo Inestimably
enhanced, and the departments that arc
suffering now for lack of space will
have better opportunities to expand
than has been their good fortune since
the founding of tho University.-
Chapln Bros., Florists, 127 So. 13tk.
Lincoln Transfer Co. Btfgage.
Phone, 176.
Chris' Bath Parlorw. 11th and P Sta.
Restaurant Unique, 1228 U St "
Union Shining Parlor, 1018 O St
Chairs and ladles and gentlemen.
As one who has for several years
watched the "hack stunt" grow to
alarming proportions, and has seen the
desperate effort of University men to
ke"p pace with it, we feel called upon
to suggest that the students look the
matter squarely In the fac and vlw
the situation exactly as It Is, and
consider Just what it means. That the
average studonts now dare not attend
a University function, unless It be a
band informal, without his hack bIiows
how much a hold the practice already
has, as but a very small portion of
the men are able to "hack It" to every
affair it means sooner or later If not
now that the social life of the school
must bo consigned' to the few who
hae tho coin.
To the great majority, "the masses"
no matter how talented, no matter how
cultured, how deserving, tho social life
of tho University Is Bhut In their faces,
he-cause they were unfortunate enough
to be born of a father who never won
the "golden fleece."
A man may be handsome, play on
tho football eleven, make mince meat
of Kansas, head the P. K. K. list and
take all the honors in tho curriculum,
but if he makes his own living by the
sweat of his brow, he is debarred from
attending tho principal functions of
his own class because a few of the
"moneyed" have set a pace which he
and the majority of his fellpws can
not buy.
Money enough to buy a "drefes suit"
or a "hack" Is the password, without
any other qualification, either of per
sonality, scholarship or character that
admits to society, and all this oc
curs In an institution where emphasis
is laid en culture, where the student
above all should be tho ideal and
whero we are led to bellevo that men
aro farthest removed from the "sor
did commercialism" of the world. In
tho social world of the University thlB
question is the paramount one, that
stares us in tho face.
Upon what does It place a premium?
Is it the man or Is It his pocketbook?
And here we wish to locate the re
sponsibility for this state of affairs.
Various explanations have been given,
all of them with more or less truth.
Wo aro inclined to think that not a
small part of tho resppnslbillty rests
upon the young women who ride In
tho hacks.
The average University society girl
would now resent the attention of a
young man, however acoptable In oth
er ways, who could not afford to pay
her hack bill, even though her father
and mother never ride In a hack.
If the young men of University knew
that the girls did not expect, much less
require hacks and were willing to walk
two blocks, on a beautiful night to a
Junior Prom, the much mooted Hack
question would bo settled. It Is be
cause tho majority of tho boys believe
that they aro expeoted to take hacks
that they continue to do so. By their
silence on tho question tho girls have
encouraged this belief. How often has
the hint been thrown out by a girl to
her escort that a hack is unnecessary
and undeslred. Wo bellevo that It Is
In tho power of the girls to solve
this much vexed problem. Let us hear
from them.
R. M. D.
Away back In the tertiary period
there was a man who mndo a remurn
pomething like this:
"Costly t!iv habits as thy purse can
buy "
If that same- man, and lie had a
mighty insight Into human life, bail
lived today and attended this Univer
sity lie would probably have made that
same sage remark regarding cabs.
There is an Idea prevalent among
many students that a cab is necessaty
at all times, and' on all occasions,
when they have to venture forth after
night fall to a gathering, no matter
how Informal' that affair may be.
Thero should be temperance In all
things and moderation In the use ot
cabs. They aro a luxury and luxuries
should bo used sparingly else they pall
upon the palate.
This thing seems like a most trivial
matter, but beneath Its outward ap
pearance thero lies a deeper signifi
cance. The strong men of the world
arc those that are least dependent upon
the luxuries of life.
A man In his early life determines
whether or not hn-H going to be bound
to tho luxuries or not. A man when
ho once becomes used to them can not
bo happy without them, and an unhap
py, discontented man haw no rightful
claim to life.
Moralizing, however, falls short of
the touching point.
True living, "more llfo and fuller,"
does not mean expanding and branch
ing out beyond one's means, but It
does mean applying those means in
tho best possible way.
There are times when, unless a man
can afford a cab, ho would better stay
at homo, and there are times when If
a man thinks he has to have a cab he
would be better at home.
At informal functions- University
functions, unless tho night be bad, or
tho distance too great to walk, men
should not use cabs. Too often It
seems as if cabs were UBed as intended
marks of distinction, and1 in the true
University life thero should be no such
distinction or attempts at "castes."
In the life of a great University snob
bery Is a crime.
We recommend tho following pro
duct of a powerful genius and an In
exhaustible wit to tho kindly forbear
ance of our readers. All the compli
cated points In the question discussed
ajo touched -upon, and elucidated and
tho evils- remedied by tho wise pro
visions of the resolutions mentioned as
having been drafted. We wish to thank
our correspondent for the views he
brings out and for his kindness In giv
ing the public tho value of his opinion,
which ho does In a manner that is even
suggestive of Intelligence, but this can
readily bo excused:
As a result of the article In Thurs
day's Ibbuo of Tho Nebraskan, express
ing the opinion of some of tho students
on tho propriety pf hiring haefcs for
social functions, a representative body
of the studonts gravely considered the
matter and decided that It Is tho most
momentous problem that has beon be
fore tho student body of the University
of Nebraska for their deliberation dur-
Fraternity Hall, Friday, January 2gtli
TICKETS $1.50 ----- TICKETS $J.50
lng Its existence of a third of a cen
tury. Whereas, having. at heart tho wol
faro of each individual and tho uni
versity at large. They deemed It wlso
and expedient to offer the following
Therefore, bo It resolved, That wo
extent! our heartfelt eympathy to all
young peoplo who arc eo attached to
conventionality and so unnccuBtomcd
to exercising Individuality as to require
hacks for social functions at tho ex
penso of board and laundry bills.
Be It farther resolved', That hacks
shall not bo used, only under tho fol
lowing conditions:
First All bills for perfumery, gum,
bon-bone and other necessaries of llfo
must first bo settled and a surplus of
not le?.a than thirty-five cents cash on
Second Tho distance must not bo
losB than two blocks, except when tho
sidewalks are wet, covered with snow
or dust.
Third Tho function must carry with
It at least the dignity of a society re
coptlon, class function, hand informal,
musical recital, class hop, fraternity
hop and othvr hop? too numerous to
Fourth In caBe of kidnapping ex
peditions all tho foregoing regulations
shall be Inoperative.
Be It further resolved, That we de
mand a reduction of ten per cent on
tho reg.ilar price of hacks to be used
In compliance with tho foregoing con
ditions, and In case this demand Is
not immediately compiled with a co
operative hark; company will be formed
which will supply all students with
hacks at very'reasonable prices. Stock
holders In this company will bo eligible
under tho following conditions:
First They, will bo held accountable
for a flunks blc grads In at least eight
hours work.
Second They must display natural
ability In tho art of conducting all
manner ofEocial functions.
Third They must have a continuous
flow of wit and an inexhaustable sup
ply of stale Jokes.
Bo It lastly resolved, That wo so
licit the earnest co-operation of all
people in carrying out tho great prin
ciples embodied In these resolutions,
and wo do hereby pledge our honor and
Integrity In promulgating, this mag
nificent cause. B, A.
Tho above embodiment of wickedness
and nefarious designs Is too paralyzing
to the senses for one to grasp fully.
Yet throughout It all thero runs a vein
of humor and some good points aro
brought out. A Etrlct sot of require
ments are demanded and a high stand
ard set. Tho third clause under the
rules of eligibility strikes our fancy
quite forcibly. It saye: "They must
have a continuous flow of wit and an
inexhaustable supply of stale jokes."
Under these conditions our correspond
ent is highly eligible, .
This presentation of ideas on tho
question is a peculiar one, and there
is nothing 'objectionable about it. It
is evident that no "mud-sllnglng" is
Intended and we deal. with It InH-he
same spirit. We have only the best
wishes for this representative organiza
tion of students and hope that they
may succeed Jn carrying out their
To the self-respecting and self-reliant
girls of the University:
The recent article in Th Nebraskan
on the "Hack Question" reads some
thing like a challenge. If it be truo
that the described questions really "ex
ist, that tho use of carriages for all
functions has become a rule, that the
custom: is in many cases a hardship,-?
that thero are good financial, as well
as other roasons, for abolishing tho
custom, then it Is time for some one
to call a halt .
Girls, especially University girls, aro
not selfish no hard, hearted, and not
one of them would' enjoy ,. rido if eh
thought for a. moment .that 'porno one
would have "to sJcJd a meal to nav for
I It. Of course wo all enjoy luxuries
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