Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1912)
THE DAILY NEBRA8EAN
PubliBhod by tho Studont Publica
tion Board of tho University of Ne
braska EDITORIAL 8TAFF
Editor SEARLB F. HOLMES
Managing Editor EARI-E II. TAYLOR
Assoclato Editor. FRED McCONNELL
ABBOdato Editor... BURTON S. HILL
Manager C. C. BUCHANAN
Ass't Manager... JAME9 MORRISON
Circulation Manager LEO BREEN
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, 12.00 PER YEAR
Payable In Advance.
Single Coplet, 6 Cents Each.
Telephone: Auto 1888.
Nloht Phonea Auto 1888; Editor, Auto
1035; Manager, Auto 1821.
Entorod at tho postomco at Lincoln,
Nobraakiv, 11a socond-cinuB mall matter,
under tho Aot of Congro-8 of March 3,
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1912
ACTION OR REFLECTION?
Tho conception of Hfo as hold In tho
modorn university has become thor
oughly established. It might bo Bafoly
Bald that Its oBtabllshmont has boon
more or Iobb detrimental to tho prime
objoct of oducatlon Intellectual do
volopment. It has come to paBS that
tho ends of education aro considered
rather than tho oducatlon ltsolf: the
practicability of courBOB has eclipsed
tho consideration of tho courBOB them
Bolvos. In tho old conception of learn
ing tho gain of Information constituted
tho prlmo aim; studios Buch as Latin,
Ureok and mathematics wero purBued
for their own Bake, they possessed no
practical connection with llfo, but de
manded disinterested study.
in our modorn university dlHinter
estod study Is held In. rather low
esteem; life 1b regarded as a practical
affair capablo of measurement In dol
lars and centB. Tho man of action Is
now tho ono who coramandB respect,
who has BuporBeded tho man of re
flection, formerly bo highly esteemed.
For this roaBon tho mun who Is
elected to Phi Bota Kappa has lost his
oxalted position, for ho typifies rellec
tion rather than action. Ho is regard
ed aB the oxtremo student, tho "grind;"
ho ropreBontB an organization which 1b
cloarly on tho defensive. It Is justly
assorted that tho desire for a Phi Beta
Kappa causes tho student to work for
gradeB rather than Intellectual benollt;
that it influences his choice of courBOB,
inclining him toward tho "snaps."
There is without doubt much tiuth In
these accusations but tholr existence
seems to emanate largely from the
prevalent worship of activity, the un
derestlmatlon of reflection
A WAY TO AID THE SCHOOL.
Tho second annual high school
basketball tournament has come and
gone and with it as line a collection of
manly young athletes as has over
trodden upon our soil Tho athletic
management or tho Institution is to be
commended for its efforts In bringing
to Nebraska each jeur this picked as
sortment of prospectio Uniersit
Btudents An opportunity is afforded
tho University on such occasions as
those to become acquainted with the
material out in the state, and at the
same time the high school lads are
given a chance to inhale some of the
collego atmosphere which wo belies e
In a great many Instances induces
thorn to matriculate later on
This reminds us of the fact that per
haps tho greatest advertisement an
institution of learning has 1b Its Btu
dont body. At least this Is what ap
poala to tho Incoming student. It 1b
tho character of oneB-aBtKjclatos that
concorns him mot, for thoy, In a groat
moasuro, furnish tho onvlronmont In
which ho must llvo. If tho now stu
dent Is given an opportunity to bo
como familiar with tho college sur
roundings in advance, and ho Is
pleased with tho Impression received,
thoro will bo a tomptatlon to ontor
that school, which will at least create
a presumption In Its favor.
Wo Bhould graBp tho opportunity,
therefore, to extend our hospitality In
tho fullest moasuro to the visitor from
out In tho state, whether he bo from
cl.y, town or farm, and mako him fool
that at Nebraska University ho will
find a community of interest that will
bo entortnlning, wholeBome and beneficial.
OUR NEW POLICY.
It's awayB been tho policy
Of our old dally "Rag"
To keep from bringing Into view
The question of tho "jag."
In other wordB U'b always been
Our purpose firm to try
To keep tho paper from the point
Of going "wet" or "dry."
But now we'ro forced against our will
By Naturo's gentle hand
On ono Bide of this question deep
To straightway take a stand.
Tho melting bdow our ofllce without
Through cracks and chinks doth seep
In ondloss streams, to form within
A puddle wide and deep
Our stand we take upon tho chalrH
And tables and desks aroun',
Until they Btart to lloat about
And then wo Bimply drown
We're forced to Inform our readers,
That our policy's firmly set; j
We hate to so inform you, but
This paper sure 1b wet!
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
We wish to remind our readers that
tho recently Instituted and magnani
mous offer of two Orpheum tickets per
week Is still in vogue.
LaBt week tho plum went to Roxie
Lewis, a fair co-ed. Under ordinary
circumstances hucIi a condition would
provo embarrassing, but this being
leap year, tho embarrassment was
So far the system has reached tho
fondest expectations of Its perpetra
tors, and in consequence will bo con
tinued until the end of tho semester
One namo appears each week, clev
erly (or poorly) concealed in one of
tho "display" advertlBenients. Tho
fortunate discoverer, by applying at
tho "Rag" ofllco, can obtain two
tickets for tho latter part of tho cur
rent week, or for the coming week
Deutsche Vereln to Meet.
Der Deutsche Gessolligo Vereln
meets Thursday evening at tho homo
of Elizabeth Wittman, 93G II street.
Tho meeting will be called promptly
at 8 o'clock.
Some Senior Play Parts Left.
The senior play cast met last even
lng with MiBs Howell to review "A
Midsummer Night's Dream," which
will be presented Juno 8, and to ar
range for rehearsals. Several parts
aro still to be given out, but it is ex
pected that thoso will be filled in a
B U D D
New Lindefl Hotel
13 AND M STREETS
European Plan Rates from $ 1 .00 Up
Popular Price Cafe
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN BANQUETS
J. C VENABLE
rUMTI.MIIhN AND SORORITIES
We Want Your Coal Orders. Give Us a Trial Order
- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
1106 0 STREET
The University of Chicago
Do Your Laundry
Correspondence Study Dept.
oners i".u cum riMim cnurw! to nnn mlilent
klutlrnls One miy thus ilo p irt work lor a lUrh
rlor j degree I lemon iry cuunci In many mb
ets others lor lenders Writers Ac c uiinUnH.
lUnLers, ami thoe In illKerent locations Ue
in any time
U. of C. (Div. Z) Chicago. IlL
CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK
12th and O Str.ota
P. HALL. Pm.U.oi
F. H. JOHNSON. Vlo.-PriU.nt
W. W. HACKNEY. JR.. Aiit. C.
nfoscribe, for the "Hag
SUBSCR I BE
Powered by Open ONI