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UlVERSTTV O NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2i, J905.
Vcf, V, No. 23
Price .5 Cent
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.qELlVERS ADDRE88 ON VALUE OF
itfccess Depends on Doing Everything
ttetter Than It Is Being Done
i' Proii Webster" dpe'aWi
(lBlle M.-.$)iaw,. Secretary of. that
"Breasury, and Prof. NV. C. Webster
occupied thd convoca'tion tferloif yes
terday morning. A Jarg cravd list
Cffea to them. Tho chapol was crowd"
off' even to tntf galleries;, many letafe;
pfetfent from tho city.
ITrof. Webster, who comes from tho
TJttrverslty of Now York, spoke first
a took as his topic, "Commercial
Education." Ho mentioned .the chaago
tVat w&.gtA4kfty ei Aboulr fay
dnfTmore and more Importance as It
c&zfe on commerpfel education. Two
haaarod colleges tffid universities and
jAdro than 8,000 high scfioofs" and acad-
aaties today offer Instruction along
:emerclal Ifndsi Tboy dffeY cohTbcs
J'Vonimerclal geography, History of
(JnlmercoVand' Industries, business
itrtg atftf mctbod banking add fasto"'
Anr.o. This formerly -was not the case
arid- ,the speaker Justified the- chafcgo
"by referring to tho scientific basis of.
edudatloai sayMg that thd ofld-and aim
of all education was to prepare for
I, . lffe. Education must keep pace wltlt
""7ilfe.- Changes In thoonemuBt be made
to correspond with tho changes 14 tho
othet. Thfs' is an ago of industry and
commercialism, "the last twenty years
hiyo brought ..great changes' In busi
ness methods. The old education Is
inadequate to prepare one for life, A
new must bo Introduced.
Tho speaker next raised the ques
tion, "Is a business education possl
' bloT Some business m"eri, .arid- it, good
many of them educated, say .if (b not.
But investigation shows that these
men are men who condemn university
education of all kinds. The great ma
jority say that business education is
n6 only possible but' highly desira
ble. First, because, It was necessary
foY the mdlyfduaf to have' a business
education before he selected his life's
.w'cirk. It enabled him to select more
wisely' and mbre intelligently.
Second, because a business educa
tion ;enabled an apprentice to learn J
faster than, ho otherwise could nave
learned. While It can not baacbhlm
tho details of business cannot make of
him a business genluB, cannot endow
hm with executive ability, it can give
him an Idea of business principles and
methods, and these when once ac
quired by education will narrow tho
field of experience and mako promo
tion more rapid.
A business education Is necessary in
the third place because by It a greater
efficiency, a higher standard of work
may; be reached. Life today is a com
plex matter and It is the educated
.farmerri, merchants,- meohahlcB a"Bd
manufacturers .who become captains of
Another reas6afd'r .tfio sappdrf fcf a
business. education Is", that ft dlgnlflea
. buslnpss Itself. Tho .speaker referred
to the act th'at a great many Are
taughV or rather prevailed upon 'to
enter the professions simply hecaued
Yt ii tfodgattlwt iatfssttabV.ditf
THIRD ANNUAL rtPAANCE
Nebraska Field; Thursday, October 26th
BE'NlBm'r dOLlylSfGIS SETTLEMENT
' Adrrllfftffbn 25cJ Rencrved Saats 50c
nffiod enough. . This cfdhdition is' all
the more deplorable because so many
are utterly unfit for a professional life
while they might' bo successful In bus
iness If given a business training.
1 Tfttf laW aYgtttrietit the atferfKeY usdd
fin a6fdn'80 of hfs" statement was that
our position among tho powers of the
wo'rf(f (lopeiddd oil tfur business metb-
0, fn tfeo Jiiatoi'y df tho world tBdso
nations have been most successful in
obtafnlag rand" rdtalnfng- a supremacy
whlen liavo' taught the best business
methods. Venice, during the middle
agosy was most stfccesefol because" of
the;- careful preparation of Moi mer1-
cMttnts. Gdttiiairris-Maiodflt ranks'
of tho world's mailiota becarisepf; her
training system for merchants'.
Prof. Webster had flrilahed" hfs re
marks before tho second speaker, Sec.
Shaw, had arrived. Upoii repeated
calls from' the audldn26 Chantfeltof
Andrews arose and spoko of the at
tractloriurBystom of government had
to tho foreigner. Meanwhile, Secret
tnrv Shawcani&Narid was Introduced
by the Chaiicellor, x
Secretary Shaw, In hiff oponinff r&
marks- told s umbor oj stories which
served to .Illustrate tho fear and awe
with which he useel to look UDon ov-
AUMMlKlf. . ttf AT.
His main coatentloft throughout his
entire" speech was a plea for higher
standards. Many a young man, ho
saldj often camo to him wjth the ques
tion, "What had I bettor do?" To
which he usually replied, "I don't caro
what you do. It matters' little what
you do, provided you do it better than
ft has eve beeir dorio before."
Many a man thinks he has been
born In an unfortunate period. Gov
ernment claims are all taken. Every
town has more attorneys than can
mako a living. Mora applicants than
aro positions for teachers. Doctors to
burn and tho stoi'os of merchants are
being closed by the sheriffs. Every po
sition Is" filled and the only chance of
success for tho man of today is carry
forward a higher standard. Many of
those claims are not being worked well
FIRST DANCE OF THE SEASON
.- VALT3 ' ,
and o'ugnt to be jumped. Tho attor
ney must mako room for tho lawyor,
the doctor for tho physician. Thoi'd
aro too many pedagogues; too few
teachers A good many practicing at
torneys afo not ablo to try their cases
any bettor today than they did twenty
years ago. A good many moro can1
try them so woll today "as they did
twenty years ago,
What the American youth most nood
Is Self-reliance; not self-conceit, hut
The chapol period was prolonged
Into tho next recitation period.
About threo.webks Umo has elapsed
since I posted the first bulletin and
lnserte'd tho first notice in the Ne
braskan calling for Junior football
men to report for practice at 11 a. m.
daily. Tho average attendance at
practice has been about two, whllo
ono day It reached tho. high mark of
Just what the cause of this lack of
interest Is, I am unablo. to say. Bul
letins have been posted repeatedly
but with aDDarently no effect. Tho
same lack of spirit In class fqotball
Seems to dominate all of thd classes.
Uo maa In the class Ms his position
"cinched" and I shall use my utmost
Influence to see that ho man in tho
class makes tho .team unless he re
ports for practice.
Tho fact that the other classes are
hot. practicing Is nOv,roason that wo
should not. It Is only "txxour advant
age Instead of belqg an oxcuso for
our remaining inactive. The .ball Is,
on tho field each morning and every
Junior who can should be tnoro. Uit
everyone who expects to try for tho
team bo out Monday, Oct. 30.
Men, I ask yon, again, to get out
HERBERT G. MYERS,
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.' Get a copy of Collier's Gibson Num
.bor for lOo at the tJncoln Book Stpre.
Special edition of'samo on extra paper,
25c per copy;
OCCURS THIS AFTERNOON
;THE FOCTBALL FIELD.
Third Annual Faculty Foolfshneta
Student to Havtf Cftanee to1 Get
Back at Professors Today. ,
-This afternoon tho third oxhlbUlbh'
b'y tho professors of the University,
will hold tho attontlon, of the entire
college, and from noon until sundown
nothing else will have any attraction
for the students of Nebraska. 'Thld
annual event has attained a great rep
utatlon here, arid tho performance this
afternoon Is bound to como up to the
expectations of tho most opUmis'Uo'.'
For tho past month thd monilidrd of
yjtho faoulty have bedri disappearing
t . onrh n.f tnrrtnnri 1ft nrrtflr in' toraAfffta
their BtUnts whoro the students can
hot ombarrasd them, and thkr after
noon they will show the world what
they candd la the athletic games7
mapped ouVfor them. Ndmlaally, this
porformanco 4avfoi' the' benefit of th
College Settlemontamo8t laudable
object, but tho real purposed which 111
behind tho majority of tho performrrf
Is h desire to sbowHhd youthful'Freeh
men and the eager Senior that theli
professors aro not only superior in
mental development, but in athletic
A most remafkablo program has
boon arranged; and iftho committee
ip charge is ablo to pull e& all thej
events, it will bo a great surprise.
Instead of the usual Rugby football
game, a contest ha beea arfaaged
between tho Faculty -and the Senior
In a gameof Aseoclatlohfootball. 'As
there has always e3na.suflpicIoa that
ono of the teamsim former years- was '
always bribed, to ;loBe,thla lBaqvatloxi
will be received Vith favorlby all, for
every old .student knows1 howeyery
Senior hates -, every . prbfessorj.
would ralher make a. compromise, with,
the Evil Ono. than with a member of
tho Faculty,- Tho only- thing which
causes spmo.to frown upon the, Senior
faculty struggle, -is the fear that the,
vlclQusneBS of the contestants 11,
load to fatal results. A number of'
doctors will bo In attendance, however,
(Continued on page -3,)
Glrl Glee Club. .
Thetry-outss for pqsltlpns on the';
6lrls Glee Club will begin this' event
ing, and will continue until the mem
bers are' Anally chosen,- All girls who
have registered for 'the course will
assemble fn U 106 at 7:30 this oven.lng,'
and will be heard by Mrs. Raymond
and Mr. Klrkpatrlck, who are t& do
tho chosing. Although the Girls! Glee
Cfiib is a' new Idea at Nebraska, the
co-eds seem to be heartily la favor 6t
It, and a large number have signified
their7 Intention to try-out f6r places.
Whllo the club will not take as long
a trip as the men's club, stlH they afe
to take part in the Hose Cdioert, sad
if that Is financially successful, will '
b6' given a trip through -' t; t.
Even. if this falls throagV, the' atatf .
put In on the club will act b wafHeJ,
for the members will not oai'lfet'taK
J uable training, hut will- r'ecefre bim .
, hour crediteaca semester, alio; -: '
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