The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 06, 1907, Image 1

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Vol. VI. No. 99.
Price 5 Cents.
Ghe Dailv
Professor Wenley 8ays tho English
8cholastic 8ystem Places Ameri
can Appointees on Low Level.
In the February number of the
Michigan Alumnus, Prof- R. M. Wen
ley discusses "Tho Rhode Experiment"
and states tho position of American
Btudenta at Oxford. Dr. Wenley was
educated at the University of Glasgow
and is very familiar with the British
school system.
At tho outset tho writer says that to
understand tho real situation one must
grasp the difference between the Brit
ish and American schools In the mat
ter of the election of courses. "In an
American college the candidate for an
arts degree is free to make multitudin
ous combinations, each of which leads
to the desired haven the A. B." It
makes no difference what tho elec
tions are, all students stand on ex
actly the same level in the -American
organization. It Is not so, however, at
Oxford. On entering, a student must
signify whether ho wishes to work for
an "honor" or a "pass" degree. The
latter class includes the majority of
students, the former group is more se
lect. Its members hold their places
only by reason of marked ability.
To give an Idea of the formation of
this clasB- the writer gives as an ex
ample the training of a student from
the very beginning. "A boy proceeds,
say at the age of nine, to a prepara
tory school, where he Is put in trim
for one of tho great public schools
Eton or Winchester, Clifton, or Dul
wich. For their own reputation,, the
heads of the. preparatory schools
'crop' their best boys and 'run' them
for scholarships at the public schools.
Then in the second stage the masters
of the public schools 'crop' their best
and 'run' them for scholarships at Ox
ford and Cambridge. The winner of a
Balliol, or Trinity scholarship reflects
great glqry on his school and is a
marked man. But Oxford and Cam
bridge happen to be groups of- col
leges. And so, in a third stage, tho
college dons 'crop' their best men and
'run' them for the special scholarships,
fellowships, prizes and honors of the
university, and on tho number of these
prizes won the eminence of each col
lege rests. Consequently the boy who
'arrives' Is the select remainder, from
a long and severe process of elimina
tion of the unfit, and on these boys'an
'honor' degree is conferred. The
Rhodes scholar is compelled to meet
.the' refined product on its own ground.
' as it wore.
"We" may then infer,' continues the
writer, ''that his very position places
p. burden upon the Rhodian. His fol
low scholars being the creme do la
creme of the selective process have
arrived at a level of preparation from
which, by the' very nature of his case,
ho is debarred as a rule. True, we
;might overcome this somewhat by
electing, from those certified to ha.vo
passed ,the one who will best fit Into
land profit by the Oxford atmosphere."
The method of Instruction, too, is
(Continued on page 8.)
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Dance Committee Met Yesterday In
U. 111.
The Pan-Hellenic Dance committee
elected Elmer L. Llndquest chair
man, and Earl O. Eager and Karl D.
Begthal masters of ceremonies for tho
annual "Pan-Hell" yesterday.
Mr.. Llndquest is a member of the
Phi Delta Theta fraternity and a
fourth year student
Mr. Eager is a member of the Sigma
Alpha Epsllon and manager of ath
letics. Ho will finish his school work
next year.
Mr. Begthal Is a member of Beta
Theta Pi fraternity and a Junior law
These three men are said to be T.
N. E's., "whatever that is."
Committee Vote for Medic School
Yesterday morning in U 203 was
held a joint meeting of the two com
mittees of tho Junior and Senior
classes, appointed. to consider the mat
ter of allowing the Medical School at
Omaha to be represented on the Corn
husker staff by a managing editor. At
this meeting it was voted to amend
the present Cornhusker constitution
by making provision allowing for the
representation requested and this mat
ter will be presented to the classes
for consideration in the near future.
Building to Be Reenforced.
The Grounds and Buildings Depart
ment is planning the reenforcement
with steel of the stairs of tho main
building, tho need of which strength
ening has been evident for some time
by the vibration of tho building at
times between classes. Tho useless
brick chimneys are to be removed as
there is danger of their collapse in a
wind storm.
Professor Fossler Back.
Professor Fossler has taken charge
of some of his classes again after an
absence of about five weeks. He does
not expect to take up all his work for
some time.
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Kansas Legislature Appropriates $780,
834 for University.
The University of Kansas will re
coivo $780,834 from tho stato for now
buildings and equipment. A bill car
rying this appropriation, which was
passed by tho Senate of tho Kansas
Legislature two weeks ago wont thru
tho lower branch of that body Satur
day, and will be signed by tho gov
ernor this week.
Tho bill grants to Kansas everything
that Chancellor Strong of tho Univer
sity askod for, -and will help make
Kansas a strong educational rival of
Nebraska. It appropriates money for
tho maintenance of tho University dur
ing the coming two years and for the
erection of four now buildings. Tho
buildings to bo constructed are a gen
eral engineering building at a cost of
$150,000; a mining engineering build
ing at a cost of $50,000; a power plant
at a cost of $50,000; and a repair shop
at a cost of $7,752.
Tho bill passed both houses of the
legislature with no opposition.
Committee of Professors Now to Be
The attention of students is called
to the recent change In tho organiza
tions of the Teacher's Bureau. It is
now In charge of Professors G. E. Bar
ber, F. D. Barker, P. H. Grummann,
C. A. gklnner, H. K. Wolfe, and Miss
Emily Guiwlts, secretary. It is tho
purpose of the bureau to assist those
students of tho University who de
sire to teach, in securing positions.
All students who wish to avail them
selves of the assistance of the bureau
should report to the chairman or tho
secretary at once. Tho chairman may
bo found in his office, 203 a, University
Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thurs
days, and Fridays at ten o'clock, and
on Tuesdays at four and Thursdays
at five.
Th Innocents will have an Important
meeting tomorrow (Thursday) night
at the Phi Kappa Psi 'house.
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Rev. Lewis Wilson at Chapel Ex
plains "What's In a' Name"
Vast Opportunities.
"Whatfl In a namo?" woro tho opon
lng words of Rov. Lewis Wilson's ad
dress at Convocation yesterday morn-
ing. Our efficiency in life ho said, do.
ponds upon what wo. call it. If wo
think of life as a battle-field then our
attitude is that of soldiers; if It is a
show to us, then we aro tho actors; or
a Joke, then wo are tho fools and Merry-Andrews;
or if wo consider it as
a scone of contending forces wo aro
apt to become scientists. Yet in all
these cases we need not lose our own
Individuality. Future historians will
not call ours an ago of romance yet In
our youth of today are tho same feel
ings of chlvalary, romance and adven
ture as In the days of King Arthur.
This world is a vast opportunity for
adventure and achievement, but wo
may also put upon life a dlvino Inter
pretation and thus make posslblo a
series of new measurements of tho
temple of God. Tho field of human
competition and enterprise was en
larged by Newton when he formulated
tho law of falling bodies; by Colum
buB, when convinced that the earth
was round he discovered a now con
tinent. There have been now mea
sures along tho lines of philanthropy,
and reforms, having tho semblance of
justice bavo raised men out of tho
field of. selfishness.
In olden times there woro two kinds
of knights; first the servant In tho
household of the king; second, tho
knight errant who roamed about to
protect tho defenseless, help tho weak
and do noblo work in tho namo of tho
king. We in tho name of tho King,
should consecrate our lives to some
groat service. We cannot do a morel
ful deed without becoming more merci
ful. We aro not here to secure our
own personal ends, but as deputies to
fulfill the highest and best admoni
tions, .
Fourth Year r People Plan 8t. Pat- '
rick's Day Function.
A Senior Party will be givent in
Memorial Hall on Friday evening,
March 16. It will be- a St. Patrick's
Day party and all who attend' aro re
quested to wear Irish costumes.
Green will bo, tho predominant color
Amusements PoaAmuso - et ot et sh
both in dress and decorations.
Amusements will' bo provided (for
those who do not dance, and It is
hoped that all Seniors will turn out.
The class of 1907 is the first class
that has had a series of these parties
In their Senior year, and the DODulari-
tty of the past gatherings has proved
their success. It is to be hoped that
these parties, will continue to be suc
cessful and that a large number will
turn' out Friday night.'
. Tickets, which will cost fifty conta,
may be procured from the members of
tho .committee Friday morning, and
tho committee desire, they them- '
selves, thdt boys and girls come sep
erately. . " . '
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