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THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA,
FREDERIC C. McCONNELL,
Managing Editor Morrill V. Reed
Associate Editor. .Kenneth M. 8nydor
Associate Editor Cloyd L. Stewnrt
Literary Editor Chandler Trimblo
BubIdcbb Manager. . .
ABBlBtant Manager. . .
.C. C. Buchanan
.. .J. L. DrlBcoll
J. 8. Bowcn
C. L. Yochum, J. L. Cutrlght, H. G.
Hewitt, W. F. Goodman, Winifred See
gar, C. N. Brown, F. N. Wells, A. R.
O'Hanlon, L. W. Homo, F. A. Turnuro.
J. R. Wood, I. K. FroBt, Leon Samuel
Bon, Clarence Spier, BcbbIo Mason
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Entered at tho poBtofTlce at Lincoln,
Nebraska, as Becond-clasB mall matter,
under tho Act of Congress of March 3,
THURSDAY. JANUARY 16. 1913.
The fact of tho university has In
spired tho growth of tho town, In
stead of the reverse, as we would be
lead to bollovo wan tho case. Tho
modern unlverfllty derives ltB strngth
from the stuff of which it Is made
External Influence Is unimportant
save only as it affects tho internal
life and organization of tho school.
The function of tho university finds
oxpresHlon, wo bellevo, In what It Is
able to glvo Its students from Its own
roBOurcoB and faculties. What It re
ccIvob from the outsldo Is not essen
tial, Indeed It may bo detrimental to
Its Interests, If tho acceptance of
the gltt. Is accompunled by a resulting
sacrifice from tho Inside.
The Important Ihhuo In University
removal InBofar as the students are
concerned Is. Will a greater lmpetous
bo given to tho growth of a student
settlement, will student life be made
less a bore and more i reality? In
other words will tho students be phy
Hlcally gro-ip'nl no as to make them
appreciate that they are soi 'il beings,
that they should become acquainted
with each other and brought to feel
that In oach one of them, there lurks
some spark of humanity, some degree
of character, and some lingering llko-
Professor II. K. Wolfe, head pro-,ne(d to bo brouht together, and any
lessor of the Department of Phllo-1 arrangement that tends to discourage
sophy In a recent public utterance
had this to Bay about student life.
"It Is better for young people seeking
development to be Hcuttered through
out a city, partaking as far as possl
bio of the life of the people of the city
than to bo congregated Into dormi
tories, large boarding houses and spe
cialized housoB called 'homes '
School life is not a picnic, not a spree,
not a hunting trip, not a rocreatlon
camp. It Is a part of real llfo." ,'
Exactly and Just that is what
great many of tho students do not get.
Wo beliovo that tho greatest function
of a collego education lies in ltB er
fort to give a man some conception of
his relation to other people, some
Idea of character as applied to the de
votion of Belf to tho Interests of
others. Wo do not mean by this, that
tho student must lose account of
practical things, and be educated to
discount tho importance of a physical
existence. The latter Is a condition
of which we are constantly and op
pressively conscious. Most of us are
brought up with tho Idea of earning a
living and are made to see that with
out so doing wo will bo deprived of
enjoyment or comfort In living Hence
when we enter collego we do not have
to be reminded either directly or In
directly that tho sordid and evil world
lies before us. For tho four years
that are spent here, we can forget
this, and in its place Bpend our time
in acquiring that for which wo camo,
and we can do this, we believe, without
losing our ponttlon as men who are
ablo to stand up against tho ravages
of business and professional llfo.
Tho environment of the city Is not
essential to tho completion of a suc
cessful collego education. It Is alliens
incident. Harvard was performing Its
mission in education long before Cam
bridge had street cars or cares. The
University of Chicago is u great Insti
tution In spite of tho environment of
the windy city. Urbana, Columbia,
Madison, Stanford, Lawrence, Prince
ton, and many other places where
colleges are located are esrentially
college towno built up for the pur
pose of supplying the wantB of attend
the satisfaction of that need, should
receive the hearty and enthusiastic
opposition of the Htudents themselves
At the present time tho Btudem
body knows no home of Its own. The,
students are separated from each
other by living In "all parts of the I
city." They havo nothing to tie to
save their landlady and a few Inter
ests they may have In college. They
certainly havo Httlo in common with
each other for the simple reason that
they do not livo together and can not
get acquainted. Professor Wolfe
thinks that such a condition Is desir
able. We think It Is deplorable, and
If University removal Is going to re
lloe It, we are strong for It If by
getting away from the charms of the
city, we can get together In tho coun
try, let's go back to the simple life,
and enjoy our own company instead of
being forced upon a lot of good peo
ple whose only real Interest In us,. Is
measured by our Income.
FARMERS UNDERGO EXAMS.
Semester's-end Grill Goes Merrily on
Until January 27 When the Sec
ond Semester Begins.
Examinations finishing the semes
ter in tho School of Agriculture are
going on this week. Tho second
semester classes will take up Janu
ary 27 and at least 20 new students
are expected to register. With these
new students In tho school there will
be an attendance of over 400.
The short course of six weeks dura
tion Is now well started with an at
tendance of 175 men this year. Both
tho regular coutbo and tho short
course havo Increased In numbers
over last year Indicating that the
farmers of the state are Interested in
developing tho resources of the Btate.
Try tk T. M. C. A. LuckJRo.
CityY. M. C. A. 13t. aai P
Jfestpttatt Slaw ay
January 17, 1913
Limited to 65 Tickets $1.25
Superior Uuion Suits
Recognized as the Reliable Underwear In Ribbed
Cotton, Mixes, and All-wool Garments for
Spring and Winter Wear.
Suits Regularly Selling at
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and $4.00
are now going at 33 1-3 Per Cent Discount.
ARMSTRONG CLOTHING CO.
GOOD CLOTHES MERCHANTS
We serve the purest and
best HOT and COLD Re-FRESHMENTSinthecity
$1.00 Fountain Pens
$1.00 Safety Razors
Student's 3-Course Lunch, 25c
Home Made Baked Goods
Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Holsum Bread, Fancy Pastries
Open after the Shows with
"Good Things to Eat"
1325-31 N STREET
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