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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1892)
It is high time for the class of '94 to begin
work on the third volume of the Sombrero.
Nothing but the boiled down-and-trip!y-dis-tilled-essence
of all that is funny, witty or
bright in the whole student body, or rather
in the whole student brain, ought to appear
in our next Annual. The management
should be thoroughly organized, so that a
definite and carefully arranged plan of action
may be pursued. Last year it was not "What
is best,' but l,What will do," and lack of
time and deliberate action were the sole
causes of whatever weak points there are in
volume two. Careful management will pro
duce a far better book next spring, at greatly
reduced cost, but it will take lots of hard
work, arid a wide awake, interested board of
managers. Come on, '94, show your colors,
and give the college annual ball such a push
that it shall go rolling down the ages yet to
come with a great succession of thundering
thuds, leaving upon each age the gilded
trade mark '94.
perfect. With each other, in the class room
and on the athletic field, as well as in the
parlor, we must cultivate refinement that we
mar be gentlemen in the literal meaning of
that word, and not merely use our good
manners as a mask to be put on and ofif as
occasion requires.. To start applause after a
sacred solo at chapel exercises is not exactly
the proper thing,' nor is it good form to give
the college yell on all possible occasions,
whether suitable or not, and without any re
gard for the feelings of others. Let refine
ment be our motto, gentlemanly conduct in
the halls, in the class-room, in chapel, and
about town our practice, and our ambition to
rise even above the level of the "way-up
east" and be able to give them pointers on
"Thrice blessed the mortal who hath that
one familiar ever near the spirit of refine
ment. Riches cannot show the gentle guest,
neither can poverty hide her whereabouts."
We must remember that the east has not yet
ceased to regard everything west of the
Missouri river as cowboyish and unrefined.
They may indeed grant us some small intel
lectual worth, having ocular proof of it in
our great college buildings and equipments,
but they involuntarily separate the' "sweet
spirit of refinement" from the westerner.
Upon us as students, as exponents of what is
and is to be the highest intellectual life of
the great west, devolves the tremendous
function of showing the world how educa
tion and refinement may go hand in hand in
the "wild west" as well as in eftete Boston.
True we are here to learn Latin and Greek
and history, but associations which shall
awaken within us the instincts of true culture
and refinement will be worth far more to us
t han all the technical education we may get
from our college course. Practice makes
Julius Westerman has recovered from his
Al Pizsy, '89, spent a,few days at his alma
Norman Richards is sick with typhoid
Fred Breckenridgc visited the university
on the 15th.
Miss Cora McDowall visited in Harvard
Neb., last week.
Miss Ada Myers was a visitor at the Uni
versity last week.
F. D. Eager has been appointed command
ant at Trinity college.
E. Prentice spent Monday and Tuesday
at his home in Ashland.
Miss Myrtle Barnes, after two weeks ill
ness, is again in school.
Wilson J. Marsh, '90, is studying theology
at the Chicago university.
Carl Burnham spent Saturday and Sun
day at his heme in Omaha.
Miss Martha Hutchinson, '93, spent last
Sunday at home in Ashland.
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