The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 20, 1905, Image 1

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The Mass Meeting Recommends
Honor System.
The clause Meet Toduy to Appoint
' Committee.
A crowd which filled every Boat Ii
tlm'qhapW was on hand when President
liuuter, of the 8enlor Class, called the
mass meeting to ordor yesterday morn
Ins. Dr Fling was immediately Intro
duced as the speaker to present the
matter to be considered and he sot Im
mediately to his task. His remarks,
ho said, would be practically a repeti
tion of those addressed to his history
class on Wednesday, which were
promoted "Dy discovery of "cheating In
this class. In effect Dr. Fling said that
dishonest work among the studonts
could never be suppressed" by police
:ogulations on the part of tho Faculty.
He thought that tho trouble was due
to a double code of moral standards
which seems to exist among the stu
dents. The moral code governing ono's
action in school prevents ono student
from giving "Information leading to
the approhenslon of -the cheater. Be
cause it la tho act of a fellow student
ialBe pride keeps another from dis
closing the underhand methods used.
Things are daily tolerated- Iri Univer;
?i'y life which would not bo tolerated
for a moment in' outside life. This
double codo should not ox 1st, thought
Dr. Fling, but the ono code, of absolute
honesty should prevail. Conditions
here are not, perhaps, very different
from those at many other universities,
but the time has come to take matters
in band. The attitude now existing is
due to a lack of appreciation on the
part of the students. This false dou
Die standard of morals ib undermining
university life and its offects do not
atop with university life, but Influence
"ufter-ilfe. Police regulations cannot
le looked to as remedial, and no self
respecting Instructor will act as a po
lice. Tho policy of "cheat if you can,
but suffer the consequences If you are
taught," is bound to rouse lasting an
tagonism between the students and the
fncult. Tho responsibility of this evil
bliould be placed where it belongs,
namely, upon the shoulders of the
students. Tho students are tho ones
hurt by these underhanded practices,
and not the faculty. When the Btu
dents think enough of the ideals and
honor of their university, then tho
honor syBtem can be successfully in
troduced, hut not until then, for there
can be no half-way measures, Thoro
muBtbe a strict surveillance or ocom
plqte reWanco upon student honor. In
colleges where the honor system has
been successfully adopted every stu
dent is a '.self-constituted committee of
ono for order. The cheater is under
the eye of the whole student body, and
from this there is no escape. Any one
caught using questionable methods is
brought before a student committee,
and all Bides of the case heard. If
guilty, and expulsion is merited, the
offender is requested to leave the in
stitution, and thiB request from the
student committee is usually quite suf
ficient. In case, however, it is not suf
ficient, then the power of the executive
office is used and expulsion follows.
This use of executive powor is only
mado ns an extreme resort. Some years
ago committees of students at Nebras
ka were appointed to confer with fac
ulty committees. The honor system was
fully discussed, and talked of among
pti'dents and teachers. The time seemed
ripe for Its adoption here, but Just
when overythlng was most favorable,
the whole movement collapsed, and
nothing came of It. Now the time
ualn seems ripe. Now is the time to
ai t This Is the time to sound tho
death sentence of the double moral
code. The speaker finished with the
assurance that If such actions are
taken by the studentB that loss than
ono per cent of the students will have
the nerve to cheat, when they know
that they will have to answer for their
cheating to their follow students. He
urged, In conclusion, that tho various
ciasEcs adopt measures looking toward
the adoption of the honor systom and
that tho system be put in force to
govern examinations next week.
Chairman Hunter seconded Dr.
Fljng's remarks, vory heartily, stating
that it Is up to the students to seo
that the evils now prevalent are abol
ished. He then read the following set
of resolutions:
"We, the studentB of the Unlvorslty
of Nebraska, believing that the tradi
tional attitude of some college stu--doiits
towards cheating is Immoral, In
defensible and a tremendous obstacle
to the developmentpfthe noblest man
hood and womanhood; profoundly con
vinced that the time has come to es
tablish a higher and better standard In
these matters amongst us, having In
mass meeting assembled, this nine
teenth day of January, 1005, resolve as
"1. That no codo of student ethics
ought to attempt to Justify dishonest
work of any kind.
"2. That any student who will not
work honestly and fairly should not bo
allowed- to remain amongst us.
"3. That wo accept the responsibil
ity of introducing this higher standard
amongst us, will organize at once by
classes to enforce It, and agree indi
vidually to Inform the student commit
tees to be established of any dishonest
work that may come to our notice.
"4. That these resolutions be print
ed and a copy placed in tho hands of
every student In tho University."
The above resolutions woro immedi
ately, and' without a dissenting voice,
adopted. Class meetings wore immedi
ately called by tho heads of tho classes
who were on tho platform. The Sen
iors meet today at 1 p. m. in U 106. Tho
Juniors jneot at 1 p. m. today in tho
Cbem. lecture room. The Sophomore
class will meet In U 107 at 1 today.
Tho Freshmen class meeting wllr be
held in Memorial hall. Grade and un
ci assed students Avill meet in U 212 at
1 There will be no 1 o'clock classes
held today. It is Imperative that ev
ery member of the University bo pres
ent at one or tho other of these class
meetings, and make it a personal mat
ter to sanction the action taken in
mass meeting, and have a part in tho
adoption of the Honor System at Nebraska.
Glee Club Concert Arrangemenst
to be Perfected.
Now is your chance to buy swell up-to-date
shoes at a bargain. Sanderson's
removal sale.
The committee chosen to co-operate
with Manager Dlerks in arranging for
the Oleo club concert, which is to bo
given at tho Oliver February 16th, will
meet Tuesday, January 31st, In U 10Q.
The names nro horowlth published and
it Ib urged that thoBO includod will
bear In mind the date, tho first Tues
day In tho second semester. Tho com
mittee has been selected with the in
tention that It bo a thoroughly repre
sentative ono, and one that will lend
every possible assistance In making
the coming concert a complete success.
Alpha Tau Omega Earnest Edgar
Phi Delta Phi Fred Johnson.
Phi Kappa Psi W. C. Ramsey.
Delta Upsllon Fred Lundln.
Sigma Chi Jamos Vanburg.
Kappa Sigma John Roberts.
Phi Gamma Delta Ed. Adams.
Alpha Thota Chi It. H. Thompson.
Sigma Alpha Epsllon Earl Eagar.
Phi Rho Sigma John Allen.
Delta Tau Delta Clyde D. Wilson.
Phi Delta Thota Robert White.
PI Beta Phi Poarl Archibald.
Kappa Alpha Thota Edith Butler.
Delta Gamma Jano Burt.
Chi Omega Martha Woods.
Delta Delta Dolta Kathrine Lumrlo.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Edith Butler.
- Alpha Omlcron Pi Aliens McEach
ron. Y. M. C. A M. J. Brown.
Y. W. C. A. Eva Cooper.
Pladlans Chas. Borg.
Dellan F. R. Beers.
The Second Game on Northern
Trip Won.
Accuracy and Excellent Trm Work
ilrlnff Victory.
To $ing "Elijah."
Mrs. Raymond calls the attention of
all Btudents to the oratorio which tho
chorus Is to prepare for the commence
ment concert. Tho work selected Is
Mendelssohn's "Elijah," an intensely
dramatic work, which gives a largo
sharo of the laurels to tho chorus. Fre
quently an impression prevails that
chorus work Is intended only for un
trained voices, but In tho larger cities,
there are many choral societies prin
cipally composed of prominent soloists
who consider It a privilege to do this
work, not only for the pleasure derived
from It, but for its educational value.
The commencement concert will bo
z. notable event. It will be given in
the Oliver theater, with orchestral ac
companiment and fine soloists the ti
tle role being taken by a Blnger of na
tionul reputation.
In addition to "Elijah," the popular
opera "Carmen" will bo given in con
cert form wlthcapable soloists, and
accompanied by Innes' band. We
(should have in our-Unlverslty a chorus
of two or three hundred voices study
ing the miBter pieces. Nothing would
add more to our University spirit, than
plenty of good hearty singing. All
ttudents who can, should Join the
chorus and sharo in the pleasure of
knowing and producing these fine
In announcing the men elected to the
Greek Letter Engineering society the
name of the society was given as
Sigma Chi. It should have been SJgma
The name of A. E. Miller should be
added to the. list before printed ad
elected to Sigma Tau.
Fifty-seven to twonty-throo tells tho
story of Nibraska's victory ovor Fort
Dodgo . M. C. A. on Wednesday oven
Ing. This Is tho second ganiri playod
on tht trip and tho second victory. Tho
vbtory was due to accurato goal' shoot
ing and gooo team work.
Kvldontly Fort Dodge was treatod
to a surprise similar to tho ono given
Weslcyan on Jan. 12th. Tho Fort
Dodge papers had extondpdaj$t$Je& on
tho front page concerning this gamo
and prophecylng how thoy would de
feat Nebraska when the gamo wns
played. But tho results did not provo
th'lr rrophecy.
Lust night tho team playod the Shat
tuck Military Academy team at Falr
Lault, Minnesota. The hardest giniea
of the trip come tonight and tomor
row afternoon against the University
.f Minnesota toam.
Today e the last day of grace for tho
men taking work In tho department of
Physical Training. If you havo ab
sences arrange concerning them today.
There is still a chance for you to mako
up at lean ono absence.
All work in this department wJlhbj
dUinJsbod ntxt week and tho work for
this semester ends this ovonlng.
The department of Physical Train
ing is arranging Its schedule for tho
next semester so as to aid tho track
and baseball teams in -thelr-wwork. If
ever men were given a chance to mako
either of these teams it will bo this
spring. The men will begin twining
immediately after the opening of tho
semester -and continue Until "'klter tho
tryouts. Every man will be given in
dividual attention by either Dr. Clapp
or Assistant Lane.
Thoso taking course 13 will con
tinue the same work next year if they
register in 14. Men who had 14 tho
socond semester of last year will tako
up 16 next semester. Courso 16 is an
advanced course under Dr. Clapp. All
theso courses will be dismissed tho
first of April and from this time un
til tho tryouts, the men will do work
on the track. But they must do work
six days In the week Instead of three.
If thoy should fall to make the teams
In tho tryout they -must return to
tho classes and do the gym. work to
got credit
The men who havo been taking-the
theory of track work under Dr. Clapp
the first semester will put this theory
Into practice, These men, will jpractlc.
ally have the entire school year In
preparation tpr tho track work and
much good material Is expected from
this class. By these plans it Is evident
that no pains are being spared to make
track and baseball work a success- this
spring. ' -
Forbes' Stables, livery, cab and bag
gage service, 1126-31 P street. Bell
phone, 550. Auto phone 1660.
Have you seen the Gun Calf Button
Shoes at Sanderson's? They are it.
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