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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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TJIB UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA,
BY THE 8TUDKNT PUD. BOARD.
Editor Victor B. 8mlth
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1D09.
Tho Cornhuskcr banquet noxt
Wcdnosdny is ono of tho unlvorsity
functions which nil Btudonts, and
froBhmon especially, should try to at
tend. UpnorcldBsmon who havo boon
to ono Huoh banquet nro not llkoly to
miss nnothor, but now stmlontn nnd
mon who havo not attended may fall
to apprcolato Us 'significance Thejft
mon enn do no hotter than attend tho
1909 dinner nnd bco for thomsolvcs
what It means. Thoro 1b no ono ovent
In school capabloof nroiiBlng bettor
NobraBkn spirit thnn 1b tho Corn
hiiBkor banquet. It affords an oppor
tunity for all loyal students to got to-
braska. It is no dlBgraco to us that
this 1b so. It is rath or tho natural
ordor of things that tho older sections!
of tho .country .should oxcoll us In
those things. That thoy nro not ovon
furthor in advanco than thoy aro is
undoubtedly bocauso of tho vast bur
don of ignorant immigration which
thoy nro constantly assuming.
Compared with othor states of her
class, it is altogother probablo that
Nobraakn ranks with tho foromost In
tho matter of general education ns
well ns respocts illiteracy itself. But
wo must romombor that wo aro not
at tho top of the ladder and that wo
havo much to strlvo for. Wo may bo
glad Indeed of our rocord ns to Illit
eracy, and wo should consider that all
tho groator reason for harder and
moro porBlBtont efforts in tho direc
tion of higher nnd ndvanced learning.
THE UNIVER8ITV8 FUNCTION.
In dollvorlng tho Phi Beta Kappa
oration at Harvard university at tho,
cIobo of tho last school year, Presi
dent Woodrow WIlBon of Princeton
university callod attention to what he
bolloves Ib a fault of tho American
unlvorBlty syBtom. President Wilson
advocated a reorganization of the
American collego so that the chief aim
should not bo bo much Instruction in
Bpcclflc tilings as tho imparting of tho
"spirit of learning." Ho opposed tho
shortening of tho collego tortn, saying
that a full four yoars' courso was need-'
cd to comploto tho process of develop
ment for which tho collogo training
If applied to mere academic colleges
or to universities supportod by prl
vato endowments, thoro is undoubted
truth In tho assertions of President
Wilson. But it would acorn that his
theory would not ao readily apply to
tho univorsltloB supported by tho vari
ous states of tho union.
Proaidcnt Wilson conceives it to bo
tho function of tho collogo to instill
In tho minds of Its students tho "spirit
of learning," by which 1b to bo under
stood a thirst for Investigation and for
knowlcdgo, coupled with an ability to
approclato tho rosults attained by the
ALL SOULS' CHURCH, (Unitarian.)
Corner H and 12 th Streets
ARTHUR E. WEATHERLY, Minister
1$ Beginning December 5th, two sermons defining the modern attitude
toward life and religion will be given. These sermons will set forth the
purpose and mission of a Unitarian Church, The first sermon will deal
with the historical development of the idea of a free undogmatic non
creedal religious fellowship. A Unitarian church is not another Protestant
sect. It is not the basis of a theological propaganda. It seeks not to
bind to the past, but to reach into the future. It has the true University
ideal, the search after Truth. Into its fellowship, men and women of all
Creeds and no creeds are most heartily welcome. The sermon subjects
will be as follows:
CJ "The Rise of the Idea of a Free Religious Fellowship."
I "The Value of a Unitarian Church."
All Students Heartily Welcome;
undoubtedly want tho "spirit of learn
ing" and they Bhould havo it. But
there are otherB who are not la a po
sition to tako tho time or money nec
ossary for thl8, however Important it
may bo. The Btate Institution should
theroforo provide for them a place
whoro thoy can gain practical facts,,
which they will' need In their business
relations with each other.
Considering the duty of tho state
university as an institution of the
whole people, It ' la not apparent In
what way President Wllaon'B theory
can well apply. Indeed It Is hard to
believe that he meant It to so apply.
What is likely the case Is that he In
tended to speak" merely of tho acad
emic departments of the universities,
for to apply his theory to tho other
Not these awful yellow
boys, but a new Spartan
Chocolate that look like
something - $3.50. -Why
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gothor and Bhow each other what thoy
think of tholr own Nebraska.
NEBRA8KA NOT THE BE8T.
For a number of yoars Nobraskans
have "boon wont to prido thomaolves
on tho fact that this stato has tho
least porcont of Illiteracy of all tho
states of tho union. Our chests, and
perhaps our bonds, havo swolled con
siderably In consideration of this rec
ord and wo havo overlooked at loast
ono essential point.
It Is undoubtedly truo, as shown by
tho census reports, that Nobrasku has
fowor mon and women unablo to wrlto
and road than any othor stato, compar
ative population considered.. But this
by no moans Indicates that Nobrau
kans nro tho boat educated peoploln
tho country. An lllltorato Is donned
ns ono who ennnot rend and wrlto. It
Is posslblo for n man to bo nblo to do
both of theso things nnd still bo far
from thnt condition which 1b rogardod
ns the height of education and culturo.
Tho porcontago of Nobraskans who
can nolther rond or ?rlto is, then,
smaller than thnt of nny othor stato.
But thoro can bo no doubt that thero
aro n number of states whoso Inliab-
masters of knowlodgo. This waB
without question tho function of tho
old-fnBhlonod collogo of a half-contury
ago, and It should still bo considered
tho function of tho ncadomlc collogo
of tho modern unlvorBlty. All acad
omlc collego training tends or should
tend rather to on appreciation of tho
"spirit" of things than to tho acquire
ment of a mass of dotailed facts.
Whon this Is onco attained by tho
studont tho mastory of tho facta may
bo undertaken, but tho prime function
of tho collogo work ends whon this
point la reachod.
Tho modern university, and particu
larly tho stato unlvorsity, now how
ovor contains many collegos. Tho
academic collogo is but ono of tho
group. Among tho othor branches of
tho unlvorsity aro colleges of medi
cine, of law, of engineering, of agri
culture, or of raining. Surely In these
colleges it la evident that tho prln
clplo of President Wilson does not in
practlco hold. In all tho acquirement
of "practical" knowlodgo is tho thing
aimed at, and it seems perfectly right
that It should bo tho thing sought.
Tho stato unlvorsity la supported by
tho pcoplo of tho stato and it should
aim to bo of tho utmost posslblo valuo
Rants aro hotter oducated and moro
highly cultured than aro wo of No- to those samo people. Somo of them
departments would simply mean a sep
aration of tho university into two
parts, tho one tho acadomlc college
to hold tho name "university," and
tho other the practical knowledge
collogo to bo known by somo other
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g DECEMBER 8, igog LINCOLN
4, Saturday, 8 p. m. English Club.
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4. Saturday, Fraternity -Hall Forest
7, Tuesday, 11 a. m., Dr. Clapp's Ofllco
Interfrat athletic board.
8, Wednesday, Lincoln hotel Corn-
8, Wednesday, 6:50 p. m. Y. M. C. A.
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10, Friday, 8 p. ro.. Memorial Hall
Nebraska-Minnesota debate Tho
Income Tax Question.
11, Saturday, Lincoln Hotel Sopho
11, Saturday Y. M.-Y. W. Joint social.
17, Friday, 6 p. m. Christmas vacation
4, Tuesday, 8 a. m. Christmas vaca
7, Friday, Lincoln Hotel Senior prom,
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