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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1895)
Vol. Ill, No. 15.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1895.
A Weekly Newspaper Issued Every Friday Noon at the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
Entered as Second-Class Mail Matter.
F. T. Riley,..,, Managing Editor
A. B.Lyon, Editor-in-Chief
L. H. Roduins ......'. News
H. Oury, Athletic
L. C. Oueri.tks, Exchange
Miss Lena Deweese Society
Miss Grace Morgan,
Miss Martha Burks, T ,
C. E. Adams, f Local
E. H. Haughton, J
H. H. Everett, ) ,., , ,. .
C. C. Culver, "Staff ArUsts
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Address all Communications to The Nerraskan, University
The Nehraskan will be found on sale at the following News
L. L. Mead, 118 South Eleventh Street.
Frank DuTiel, 1020 O Street.
Ed Young, 1207 O Street.
Although the "University bill" was tabled in the
house, we should not be discouraged. The bill was
championed by the ablest men of that body and was
defeated only after a hard fight and by the close vote
of 48 to 47. The cause for the defeat was not, aB has
usually been the case heretofore, any ill-feeling toward
the university. From nearly every member, oppo
nents of the bill as well as its friends, was to bo heard
words of praise and commendation. Nearly all felt
the justice of the university's demands, but some op
posed the bill on account of extreme hard times and
others, in favor of an appropriation, objected to a tax.
The favorable opinion of the institution manifested,
speaks volumes. The university has made itself known
to the state at large and its work is recognized. Many
of the western representatives were most earnest cham
pions not only of the university but of the county high
school Bystem and of education in general. Douglas
county still shows its selfishness and nearly the entire
delegation voted against the bill. Instead of recog
nizing the university as a state institution, established
for the benefit of the whole commonwealth and -which
must be located somewhere, they persist in calling it a
Lancaster county institution.
It is the duty of the students of the university to
see that such a custom as the publication of an An
nual should bo maintained. The dip.coiuagemtut the ,
business managers of the last Sombrero experienced
was one reason that none was issued this year. "We
think it no more than right than that those volumes
which were left over should bo purchased at once.
Some have not kept their pledges, others utterly fail
to care enough for their college lifo to preserve any
memento which will delight them, years after they
have loft these halls. The handsome volume that '95
got out certainly deserves the patronage of the whole
This week wo celebrate the twenty-sixth anniversary
of the birth of the university. It is customary on
such occasions to have a general good time, to review
the marvelous growth of the university, and to listen
to some eminent lecturer. The university may well
afford to pause a short time each year and' see what
she has accomplished.
In spite of the financial distress and the lack of suf
ficient funds, the institution has continued to grow at
a marvelous rate. Its reputation is increasing abroad '
year by year and the citizens of" the commonwealth of
Nebraska are realizing more and more what the uni
versity means to them individually and to the state at
Thursday evening of this week will occur the long
looked for " Junior Promenade." The committee has
sacrificed both time and money to make this event the
most successful of its kind in the history of the uni
versity, A novelty in the line of decorations will be
introduced. Each literary society, fraternity and stu
dent organization is to contribute something for deco
ration, either in the line of flowers, coat-of-arms or
banners. In the early part of the evening until the
Grand March, a reception will be held in honor of the
patrons and patronesses. The Promenade will be the
social event of " Charter Day " week.
It is to be regretted that the management has been
compelled to go outside the university to dispose of
those tickets. Such has frequently been the custom
in the past However, if we are to have " Junior
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