The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, January 01, 1893, Image 1

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    The Nebraskan
Vol. i.
Lincoln, Nebraska, January, 1893.
No. 4.
THENEBRASKAN. 1 1 is bad form and we can't spend the five sec-
" - - r -- - - .j ... onds following the "Amen " more profitably
A Monthly Paper, Issued at the University of Nebraska, than by doing absolutely nothing.
Entored ns soooiuUclass mail nmttor.
ItAlil'II E. Joiinsox ) ,
r Editors
Gkohok Putnam
II. G. AVhitmore Business Manngor
The Representative College Paper.
We wish all of our subscribers a happy
new year.
We would suggest that the battalion an
other year adopt the regulation cadet cape
overcoat. They are cheap, durable, neat,
trim and soldierly-looking. At present no
two cadets have the same kind of overcoat.
Some wear short box coats, others long ul
sters. Some are black., some are gray, some
are new, some old and ragged, some fit, oth
ers well there is no doubt but that their
adoption would greatly improve the battal
ion in general appearance and uniformity.
Our battalion has better training than is
given in most of the military schools, why
can we not be as well dressed?
In this, the last, issue of the semester, we
wish to thank our contributors for the aid
they have kindly extended in making the pa
per interesting. We are indebted to Miss
Martha Hutchison for " Literary Crumbs,"
to Miss Mattie Burks for music and local
items, to Mr. R. E. Bulla lor locals on sev
eral occasions. We are especial ly indebted
The nearer a Universit' approaches the
plane of practical democracy, the better the
character of the work it produces, and the
larger its influence. What the masses of the
coming generation need, to fit them for their
position in the advanced stage of society, is a
comprehensive and practical education. In
interesting the largest number possible as to
the necessity and merits of an education, the
greatest attraction is cheapness. Not what
is the cheapest school one can attend, with-
to Messrs. T. E. Wing and J. B. McDonald
for valuable assistance in other departments. Qut ftny regnrd fm. thc characler of the insti.
tution, but how much money is necessary to
The mad chase of our students after pursue a course in a college of high standard
knowledge has become proverbial, but it and recognized efficiency. In view of the
would be a good idea to give the conductor great demand, for lowering college expenses,
of chapel exercises time to catch his breath a system of co-operative distribution has
after the closing "Amen" before we rush out found a place in several eastern schools, and
like madmen, presumably in quest of intel- co-operative societies are in a flourishing con-
loctual food. Our intentions are good and dition.
of course we understand each other, but a
stranger might mistake our eager haste for This is the season that college glee and
something else and accuse us of irreverence, banjo clubs are making their tours. In every