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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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The Daily Nebraskan
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, lflOD.
This Issue of the Dally Nebraskan
Is edited for the Engineering College
by ythe following committee:
by tho following committee:
H. L. Flske.
C. W. Mengel.
A, D. 8tancllffe.
D. F. 8mlth.
W. J. Wohfenberg.
"In any business, whoro thoro aro
quostlonB of structuro or machinory
or applications of powor, or of tbo do
volopmont of power-producing Installa
tions, or of tho creation of conditions
dOBlgncd to increase agricultural pro-
upon with favor until a socond lottor,
which moro dearly ropresontod tho
roal man, proved by Its poor English,
poor spelling and careless arrange
ment that his attainments woro not
such as tbo University of Nebraska
requires for its Instructors.
Tho academic and literary trained
man frequently .looks upon an en
gineer as lacking in culturo, and ho
cortnlnly has reason If such examples
as I havo quoted aro typical of tho
profession. But wo havo hopo. Qreok
was at ono tlmo looked upon as a
study lacking In cultural valuo. En
gineering has forged to tho front so
rapidly during tho last few years that
It has compollcd recognition from A
roluctant world for Its strength and
character. Lot tho good work con
tlnuo along all linos until tho en
gineer will show by his walk and talk
that ho has as much culturo as any
other professional man.
Tho first thing a young engineer
does after graduation Is to seek a po
sition. Whereupon ho usually wrltos
an application. ThiB application may
bo his bOBt advocate, or It may provo
a pronounced accuser. Tho omployor,
bolng an avorngo man, relies first
upon his own Judgment and if ho Is
favorably impressed with tho lottor of
application, will turn to other rocom
mondationa and testimonials to cor
roborate his powor of reading char
actor. If ho is not favorably im
pressed by tho lottor tho chances aro,
providing tho supply of applicants bo
not limited, that no amount of testi
monials or roferonccs will causo him
to chan go his mind' and reconsider an
application. Groat care, thoroforo,
should not only bo oxarclBod In writ
ing an application, but at nil other
tlmoB, that tho applicant may contract
ha) Its of writing and spoaklng correct
English, and that ho may avoid all ovl
donco of carolossness and shiftless
ncss In tho mechanical part of any
work ho may bo required to perform.
As tho young engineer advancos In
his profosBion ho will bo called upon
to wrlto reports, proparo specifications
and mako verbal statomonts boforo
committees, boards and clubs. What
elusions woro drawn from ttio work
thoso aro included In tho article, thoro
by Increasing Its -valuo proportion
ately, That tho Bluo Print has lived up to
Its object in tho past Is Bhown In tho
fact that bucIi journals as tho "En
gineering News" havo later published
sorao of tho articles proparod for and.
published by tho Bluo Print.
Tho annual has a very wldo circu
lation. It has exchanges with all of
tho Important ongineorlng schools of
tho country. Also oach yoar a largo
number aro turned over to tho univer
sity library, from where they aro dis
tributed to all tho Important libraries
In this country and South America.
Somo aro sent to tho largo .manufac
turing industries and contractors In
this country, tho remainder bolng sold
to tho students.
This year's annual Is well under
way. Tho staff' has been fortunnto In
obtaining a number of excellent
articles, among which aro ono by Doan
Richards; ono by J. W. McCroskoy,
chief engineer and manager of for
eign construction for tho J. O. White
Company, Ltd., of London, England.
This, by tho way, Is ono of tho great
est engineering and contracting firms
of tho world. Another oxcollent article
Is by J. A. Green, who Is chief on
ginoer for tho J. G. Whito company on
a largo Irrigation projort in Idaho.
Tho staff this year Intends to put
forth all offortB towards making up a
Ijook which will bo representative of
Nebraska engineering, and which shall
stand out well among tho foregoing
volumos. Tho mombers of tho staff
aro: W. G. Byerts, business manager;
W. J. Wohlonborg, editor-in-chief; C.
W. Mongol, A. D. Stancllffo, and J.
Hogo, departmental editors.
Prof. O. V. P. Stout returned tho
first of tho week from San Luis, Colo.,
whoro ho is consulting engineer on an
Irrigation project for tho Costilla Es
tate Development Co. Four Nebraska
engineers, B. A. Newton '04, M. F. P.
Costolloo '0G, W. G. Jenkins '07, and
Arthur Anderson '08, hold responsible
positions on this work.
$3.50 ! ! c7Wy $3.50 Patents
stand up with $5.00 and $6.00
grades and my styles are
1415 O St.
ductlvoncBs, or to manufacture raw
materials from any of tho groat nat
ural rosour,ccs of tho country Into
available products for consumption, it
Is lmporativo that thoso who conduct
or In any way tako substantial part In
such lines of work In tho most offoc
tlvo economic and productive manner,
should possess thoso qualifications,
which como chiefly, If not only,
through tho study of engineering."
Columbia University Quarterly.
"GOOD ENQLI8H" FOR THE
Tho writer has been called "cranky"
on this subject. It may bo true; but
it so, it Is becauso when ho was an
undergraduate student ho neglected
English and devoted his best endeav
ors to thoso subjects which ho then
thought to bo moro practical. Now ho
realizes his mistake, nnd, although ho
has devoted much tlmo and energy
' trying to correct tho orrors of early
youth, hardly a week pasBCB but what
ho is chagrined by hla poor spelling
and'ipBUfllciont knowledge of rhetoric.
-Ho therefore offers no apology for urg
ing students to obtain a working
knowledge of this Important topic.
A short time ago tho writer re
ceived from a prominent publishing
house a text-book with tho request
that it bo examined, as to its suitability
for introduction into hiB classes. Tho
author of tho work whoso namo ap
pears on tho title page followeod by
tho degrees A.B., M.M.E., holds a re
sponsible position In a roputablp uni
versity, yet tho book undiaputably
branded him as ignorant of tho or
dinary rules of syntax.
A few years ago fi. man holding an
lnstructarshjp In ono of tho largo east
ern universities .was ah applicant for
a position in tho University of No
braska. Being'' the autnor of an on-igieerlngjttext-boo:
notoriety, possibly owing to bis con
nection", With' the' aforementioned uni
versity, 'hiiij Application vyaa lo'oked
a poor showing many technical mon
mako when asked to addresB an audi
ence! Wo havo tho ovldenco of Mr.
Cortholl, Mr. Waddoll, Mr. Roaowater
and other omlnont onglneors who havo
addressed our Engineering Society
that It is a most difficult task to find
a young ongineor who can mako a
thorough, conclso, readable report.
Frequently students upper claBS
studonts oven in tho class room, ubo
such glaring examples of poor Eng
lish as "thla horo" ofton so run to
gether that it sounds liko "thishur,"
"that there," "I can't do nothing with
it," "havo camo, "has wont." "I've
saw," "ho soon," "they dono"; whilo
tho spoiling submitted In examinations
and other written work would utterly
dismay tho roformed spoiling board.
In many cases tho fault is not a want
of knowledge), but tho result of care
less and slovenly habits. If tho stu
dent could only bo mado to realize
tho importance of correct spoaklng
and writing ho would tako moro pains
to avoid at leaBt tho most glaring mis
takes; for according to President
Nicholas Murray Butler, oxpressed In
Memorial hall at a convocation last
spring, tho first ovldonco of an edu
cated man Ib his ability to wrlto and
to speak corroctly his mother tonguo.
GEORGE R. CHATBURN.
Georgo L. Sullivan, '08, and H. C.
Woods, '09, aro both instructors in
tho Unlvorslty of Colrado, tho former
instructor of mechanical engineering,
and tho latter instructor of drawing.
H. S. Evans, B.Sc. '98, E.E. '01, head
profossor of electrical ongineorlng In
tho University of Colorado at Boulder,
Is now acting dean of engineering dur
ing a year's loavo of absence of Dean
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THE NEBRA8KA BLUE PRINT.
First Issued In 1902, Publication Is
Growing 8teadlly Better.
Tho first edition of tho Blue Print
was published in 1002, sinco then It
has been published annually, making
up to dato olght volumes. It is a
strictly technical journal, published
by tho "Engineering Soclty, It is do
voted to tho onglneprlng sciences and
Is a record of the original vork done
by prominent engineering graduates.
Thoso records consist . of especially
prepared articles, each article being a
complete record Of somo investigation
or engineering work. If certain con
Whilo on tho way from Richfield,
Idaho, to spend Christmas at his home
in Salem, Richardson county, Mr. I. B.
Jones, B.Sc. In C.B., '07, visited upon
tho campus for a few hours Tuesday.
Mr. Jones is a division engineer on a
largo Irrigation project now under
construction by the J. Q. White Co.
This work when completed will irri
gate a very largo tract, tho division
dam being 140 feet high by 700 feet
long. Nebraska men seem to have
been much in .ovldonco on tho work:
J. A, Green, '04; is superintendent of
construction, and under him in various
responsible positions aro W. F. Day,
'06; I. B. Jones, '07; C. G. Hrubesky,
'08; B. M. Howard, '09, and ox-students
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