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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 17, 1896)
WooUy Newspaper Issued Kvcry 1'rldajp Noon
nt tlo University of Nilrnkn.
Knthiikd as Hkcohd-Class Mail Mattkii.
V. T. IM.KY,
Mis Jo LnttrldKO.
C. I.. 8lntf. -J.C.
C. K. Adams, -I,.
8. II. Sloan,
C. C. Culver,
V. 0. WnUtiiRtord
l'rlco jicr year,
l'rlco per miint
AildrvM nil Communications to Tiir XintiiAsKAN.
UnlrerMty ot Nebraska.
We would Hko to sk what seoms to
list c very nortlnont question. Why has
iut a nvuuusur for tho football team
boon olooted yet? Wo aro standing still,
atoning other teams about us, tilling
up dates wMh tho choicest Institutions,
whllo wo wilt luivo to tnko the Innings
next fall. September la no time to nego
tiate for dates. Wo should do It now.
If the board of managers Is not capable
of mukiitijr a selection, it hoy should turn
this duty over to the mombors of tho
athletic association. It Is of vital
importance to our athletlo wel
fare that thte olllco bo lllled soon and
preliminary nrrangomoivts for next mu-
Thore promises to bo qulto a Uttlo in
terest manifested In tho oratorical
election to bo hold at 1 o'clock In tho
chapel this aftornoon. ie old baru
fr.it quostilon of course will bo ex
humed. Now wo seo no harm In a
good straight xuid abovo-board "scrap"
of this kind. Exporloneo lias proved
that this is tho only way a llitlo Inter
est can bo aroused in anything. Dut
some of tho potty politicians are al
ready dabbling with student honor.
Wo bono tliat any move bearing ovi
denco of "smoothness" will be frowned
down. If a man wants to stand up for
his principles regarding the barb-fr.it
question, wo think he has tho right,
but lot everything bo dono honorably
and on tho septa re.
The article appearing last weok on
our editorial page regarding the plea
for a col lego song should in no way bo
taken as the opinion of this sanctum.
Unfortunately tho signature was
omitted from the communication and
to readers ot this pago it must have
seemed our opinions regarding tho pro
duction of a college song had sud
denly changed. Tiiey have not. We
intend to clamor just as vociferously
as ever for ono or a dozon. The music
need not nocossarlly bo composed.
Howard's song Is adapted to an old
Scottish air. Tho Gorman air tho
Knglish club selected is a vor good
one. Some really excellent words
have been set to it, but those un
fortunately havo been lost, yet thoir
ressurectlon is qulto possible. Thore
is very good ground for belief that the
English club will yot come to tho res
cue and supply our defloioncy In this
We still vociferate let everyone see
what he can do.
Harvard college has set an example
which should servo as a criterion fori
emulation by every American colloge
and university. A recent decree of Its
athletto committee is to the effect thax
In tho future Harvard will meet none by
culleghwe teams on thr football
Held. If there is any iosslblUty that
football will descend to professionalism,
there iti only way to root It out. That
is discourage it as much as possible out
side of tlie college campus. Much of the
prejudice and atigma now attached to
the sport, Imtf artoen from the rough
ness which characterizes the guinea
with professional athletic teams. In
nearly every Instance ithe result is more
injurious to the players, a greater dis
play of temper, and increased Ill-feeling.
The university of Nebraska has an
excellent opportunity to emulate Har
vard's example. If the management
will persist In negotiating for games
with alleged Y. M. C. A. and athletic
association iteams, the members of our
athletic association should enact an
amendment to the constitution, pro
hibiting this. Wo have played in the
past, several games (with such teaans,
but no one has yet seen the advantage
derived from them.
ENGLISH CLUB OBJECTS.
Editor Nebraskan: In a recent num
ber of the Nebraskan appeared an edi
torial which roforrod to tho English
club as a slilo ontorprlso of mombors of
tho Union society, or to that oftect. As
this 'la nltogothor untroo and as It has
occasioned and may further occasion
somo tnlsundoratundlng of tho purposo
and work ot tho English club, I tnko
tho Uborty ot corroding tho Btntomont.
Tho club has novor in Lho sllglvtost
sonso boon connected with tho Union
sodloty any inoro ithan any of tho other
collego organisations to which lis
mombors belong. Itu mombors havo
boon almost always proposed for oloc
tlon 'by Instructors In the English do
purtmont on tho merit of work handed
In to that dopartmont. It is trtto that
thoro nro moro mombors of tho Union
society In tho club than ot any othor
society or othor association, but thoy
nro not a majority of Its whole mem
bership and do not ropresont ovou a
"cllquo" In club affairs.
II. D. ALEXANDER.
Tho Nobraskan apologizes for tho
misstatement, but warns members of
tho Union society who belong to this
organization not to mako such boasts,
as it was upon tills ovidonco that tho
statement .was made. Editor.
Thoro Is a well dollned rumor to tho
effect that llnnl examinations this year
will bo held during class hours on as
many successive days as our individual
instructors may seo lit. This plan was
tried two or threo years ago and, as wo
supposed, thereafter dropped for nil
time. It is hard to seo any good and
sulllclont reason for giving it another
trial as tho system has no particular
merit. Half-hour or hour examina
tions are optional with each Instructor
and :nay bo hold at aiij lime, but what
nearly every student oxpeots and do-
slres at .the cud of tho semester, if ho
ts to bo examined nt all, is one, two or
threo hour periods in which ho may
concentrate his energy and attention
on ono subject aud try and do Justice
to it. Tho ordinary tifty-mlnuto reci
tation porlod is hopelessly inadequate
for a real test and does not glvo tho
student time to get warmed to his
work. When tho gong rings he must
rush off to be catechised in something
else and tho noxt day or tho second
day come back to tho former subject
without having had any respite from
his dally program ot recitations In the
meantime. If llual examinations are
to bo made a real test they should be
so arranged that tho student may give
them his whole aud undivided atten
tion for tho time being. If he lluds
that ho Is still lea with unemployed
time during examination weok, let him
use it to arrange his schedule for tho
noxt semester, or even in recreation.
It is a long time till the Easter recess.
I suppose they all say I was "held
up," but when the thug broke In my
crown and I lay with my back on the
sidewalk I felt I wasrather'helddovn."
"They say," said Bertrand Kid Lang
worthy, as he counted the third mile
stone on his way out to her house,
"that the dramatic" recital Is going to
be pretty good, but In order to com
pensate me it will have to be 'worth go
ing miles to sea." "
THE I, AST STRAW.
I have heard discordant voices from the
day when I was born,
I live beside a lot of boys and each one
has a horn,
And when their horns are broken they
sing and howl and yell
And make more beastly racket than the
tongue of man can tell.
I have heard the cats by midnight and
I've hoard the dogs by day,
And next door a mule is living who does
nothing else but bray.
I've held my aching head and heard the
German bands that played,
And I'm very sad to say I heard the
glee club serenade.
I've heard a gang of .fottball boys
shriek out the college yell,
The day we beat Missouri and down at
Doane as well.
But the worst noise Is at chapel Just
about the hour of ten,
When I hear the "student body" try to
sing the last amen!
Yell "Rough house for five minues!"
some day In the hall and watch every
fraternity man start up and look for
something to throw.
Heard during the glee club serenade:
"Well, Judge, what shall It be, 'Gene
vieve' or Ship Ahoy?' "
WttlY THEY LIKE IT.
The Boy I llko tho now library ntnlr
caoo That almost nils up tho wholo hall,
The threo windows wi solmen and
That seem to look down on us all.
It gives ono a glimpse oMho greatness
Of the llfo that wo so seldom touch.
It's a privilege simply to view it,
And that's why I Hko It bo much.
The airl I love tho dear library stair
case And tho reason I'm often scon there
Is becauso the new light colored wood
work Is oxaotly tho shado of my Ihalr,
I can meet all the boys ns thoy pnw
And iook and bo looked at ns WOll.
So that's why I lovo tlu dear stulronso
And think it Is awfully swell.
THEIR NEW YEAlt RESOLUTIONS.
Fred Clements sworo olt on sorenados.
Doo Everett resolved Ho start dhu
Dean Gardner resolved to iart with
his revolver and some small change.
John Cameron resolved to play foot
ball noxt year.
McDowell resolved to loam how to
ride a wheal.
Vera Walllngford swore on on neck
ties. Otis Whipple resolved to get tho re
verse In the two-step.
Leo Smith and Bon Matthews ro-
solvod never to join a fraternity.
Van Cortolyon swuro off on dross-
Several follows resolved not to sand
moro than three dozen rosos for tho
Clint Norton resolved to shave off
his mustache and look civilized.
Keene Abbott resolved not to got his
lines for Mrs. Manning's dramatic club
Ralph Mueller resolved to stand up In
chapel for the benellt of the west half
of the congregation.
The following gem, duly besmeared
wl;h red ink, was extracted from tho
waste basket of the theme department:
A RUFFIAN'S REFORM.
1. In a gambling den In Denver
Sat a rulllan looking sad.
He was thinking of his mother,
Who at home was poorly clad.
2. And now before Uiose present
Ho raises his head to pray
And tell the Lord of all his sins,
For soon, he knows, he'll pass away.
3. He pleads In earnest
While his lost moments speedily lly,
Asking the Lord to forgive him
Before his time should come to die.
4. He stopped; his prayer Is answered,
A smile comes o'or his face;
He looks like a volcano
Upon which everyone can gaze.
5. He lifts his large white hat
From off his wooly head,
And lays it on the tloor beside him, .
Then, closing his eyes, he falls back,
The poor editor escapes once in
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