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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1896)
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ixt tho Unlvrrtiltjr ol Nolmukn.
Kntkhrh'as Skcomv-Ci.aks Mail Matter.
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VdurviM nil Communications to The Nrmuskan,
Tho boys who worn concerned ouglit
cortalnly .to bo conmvrod. Thoy ohouhl
bo given 'tho bonoilt, howovor, of a
truo Htatoniont or tho occurrence. Wo
bollovo tho participants aro ponltont
nml that a similar performance will
not happen ngaln. But wo should not
mako a mountain out of n motehlll.
CTo Chancellor George K. MaoLcan.)
Nebraska welcomes you, hor sklos
As condor aa a mothor's oyoe,
Alo e you amlle. llr pnUrio lands
In tHllo5s woteonw roaah Uiolr hands;
The sturdy west-wind sounds a noto
To Btwt; from vvery vild-buVs throat
A ninflor chord of Joy will sound,
a welcome -hi each flower be found.
But not alone in lands and ekles,
In winds. In songs, ami tlower-eyes,
But in Nebraska hHvrts j-ou'll nml
The some free welcome; the western
Has .-augtit Nebraska hearts to be
e lmad ml hourly and as free
T n elcomw, us K own bread sweep
That wraps the pmlriw wide and deep.
Then wloome to our mMt today
Tho coming years we hope and pmy
May hold much joy that through them
YouMl fool our hearts and Iiands a wall
Surrounding you with hope and cheer
To strengthen you oaoh passing year.
WILLIAM HBBD DUJCKOY.
We recognize tho honor that has
been bestowed upon our institution by
tho inauguration of a chapter of Phi
Beta Kappa. Bui this new factor in
our college life should not merit the
paramount consideration which its in
stallation has received. True scholar
ship should bo recognized, it always is,
but sometimes not publicly. The
moans at hand aro not adequate for
an infallible selection of the honored
ones. Witness the cadet promotions.
What dissatisfaction exists after they
are made! Yet this department has
far more accurate and reliable data
than the bestowers of Phi Beta Kappa
honors can secure. The varying con
ditions of student life make even an
approximate estimation of the best col
leg work difficult. That fooling of
disappointment and discontent over
the manner of distributing the honors
is found jto prevail. Of course, there
is the bright side a rather mercenary
one, however. A new Incentive to
harder and better work has been pro
vided. The results will no doubt be
pleasing and beneficial to all con
cerned. Yet it will affect the ones
wiho need it least. Our book wonm&
will dig deeper, sit up later at night,
take less exercise and generally get
less enjoyment out ot their college
life. For what? Is it wortih tho
price? May be there will be disap
pointment in the end!
There is one way it take the mauter,
however, since it bos oome to etay
with us. Do not strive for the honor.
Do your work conscientiously without
the hop of suoh an open reward. The
honor and satisfaction will be the
greater if It come to one as an acknowl
edgement of faithful work without os
tentatious diligence. We will hail the
fortunate ones wiith all honor but
thare will bo otlhors not so fortunate
whom we will place above them.
Iz's loo bad that our theatre-goers
aire not fln ithe habit of attending
ohapei. (May Ibe they might hear
Bramethimg jersanaJly applicable some
times, mid relieve others of a painful
However, the affair of last Saturday
night has been greatly exaggerated
Because an uneducated juvenile Call
reporter expressed whait appeared to
be an editorial opinion in a news item
is no reason that it should be taken
as the public sentiment. The report
as published in this sheet contains not
even a semblance of truth. It was a
half column of fabrication. Whnt
would rthe "wnlitiar have said about a
much greater disturbance mode by
others than university students an
affair that occurs often. Not a word.
Tho Umo for Uio mooting of tho
stato oratorical association Is near at
hand. Is It not advisable that wo
toko eoino notion towards withdraw
ing? What aro wo lo gain by continu
ing our membership in an association
that is comprised largely of good sized
high schools? Slnco Wesleynn has
withdrawn, tho competition for ora
torical honors lies between Doone,
Gates, Comer and Uio stato university
Our sister colleges do not proposo to
come tip to our standard ot learning,
nor can it bo expected. Their educa
tional work, Uiolr stylo of oratory nnd,
yes. tho ultimate purpose of their ox
istonco, nro primarily different. We
may say witli truth and with no charge
of boastfulness, that our university
ranks ns a leader in tho broader and
hotter education of today. Then, if we
aro to docreditahloorntorlcalwork.why
not compoto with thoso institutions
who aro nearer our standard? For, as
tho saying goes, "competition is the
lifo of progress." It would bo far bet
tor if we would continue our local or
homo contests than to remain a party
to such shameful tactics as havo char
acterized tho state association in re
cent years. Some action on our part
is imperative, Why delay? The sen
timont of the student body is decidedly
In favor of withdrawing. All that is
necessary is merely to take notion. If
our delegates desire instruction, it
should bo promptly given. The indi
cations of perfecting a league between
several state universities are quite fa
vorable. Our efforts should be direct
ed towards that end which is for tho
brightest and best in college life.
True oartory can be better fostered In
our own institution than by seeking
the aid of these two by four denomina
tional colleges. If we withdraw it
will not be at our discredit or dishonor.
We have won the state contest three
times in succession. In spite of this
our connection with the state associa
tion has been fruitful of little good.
Why not take a decisive step towards
wthdrawal while a favorable opportu
nity Is presenTed?
given to higher education. Studious
thought and a feeling of a common hu
manity would lo tho ultimate end, If
properly carriotl- on. In attaining tho
end wo should aook to roach those who
nro prepared for Instruction In tho
higher grades of study. Clubs or In
stitutes composed of such members ;
should bo oncoumged In thickly popu- .
lated communities. To whom do tho I
people look for lenders or proposers of
such plans? Not elsowhero than to
our colleges nxuf universities. Tho I
promised success of tho Cass county In
stitute la only nn inkling of what might J
bo done In higher education by some
what crudo methods.
The plan Professor Fling suggests j
is ns much a social as mi educational
movement. It would be a potent edu
cational ngency and furnish a servicea
ble system of Instruction. Although
it may bo of slow growth, university
students could not manifest their sym
pathy in a bettor or nobler cause. All
to bo feared is that our professors may
slightly withdraw thalr attention from
their collego work nnd be Induced to
put their souls elsewhere. If such
should happen, the good done would
not niono for tho loss. But however
Unit may be, the Nelraskan hopes the
suggestion may receive the considera
tion it merits.
WE HAVE PURCHASED THE
Baldwin Tailoring Stock
We nre now iho lenders in nil kinds of Clothing.
You hnve nn opportunity to get high clnss tailoring nt greatly
You should not neglect this opportunity.
The university must keep in touch
with popular ideals. Professor Fling
realizes that when he suggests Uio ex
pediency of university students assist
ing or giving an impetus to the organi
zation of clubs in their home towns,
designed especially to lake up some
field of knowledge. Such associations
would be a power for good. A field
would be opened whoso harvest would
enrich the general public It may be
the basis for a movement like the pro
posed university extension plan. But
Is the suggestion practical? It cer
tainly is. Its success depends on the
push, vim and vigor of each individual
student. Look at the many organiza
tions for special study in our large
cities. Clubs pertaining to science,
art, history, literature and the like
have been formed to aid in providing
as thorough oducation as posfflble.
They ore doing a great work for higher
education. Why may not energetic
students with the advantages of a col
lege course, render valuable service
of a like nature in their home towns?
Not over' young man or woman is
free to seek a systematic training.
Multitudes are tied to daily toil and
only in tho evening can they consider
their own enlargement. Many hava
little craving for knowledge. There
ought to be a sense of pity for those
who are in any way deprived of a col
lege training. Possibly such clubs
would arouse a general desire for
knowledge and le able to satisfy this
desire more cheaply than a college
course, although in a more imperfect
manner. There are many in our own
state who are waiting for such an op
portunity. Those who become mem
bers of the club may punsueasystemat-
ic course ot study and have now and
then a lecture from college professors.
It is said the actual results In such a
system of education may cot be large.
But it would be a popular movement,
composite and Inspiring. The mind
would be set in motion. People would
think of something to talk about beside
tbeflr neighbors. An impetus would be
WOMAN'S CBEW AT CORNELL.
The women of Cornell university
have a lengthy ixtttian (before Uhb
athletic council, asking that the regu
lar Cornell coach, Mr Courtney, be per
mitted to instruot thorn In rowing. If
the petition is granted, undoubtedly
one and possibly several additional
crews will be for the purpose of pro
moting boating for the pleasure and
health of the women of the university.
The plan, so far as matured, is to se
cure a safe boat, erect a boot house
nnd foster rowing Interests among the
women, all of whom will be privileged
to use the boats.
The women only ask from the council
Mr. Courtney's assistance in training.
as other plans are In progress for per
fecting details. Mr. Courtney la willing
to couch them, in so far as It does not
interfere with his regular crew work.
For the past two years the master
of a crew has been agitated, but until
this year the obstacles seemed too
great. There is much enthusiasm
among the women and President
Sohurman and other faculty members
are Jn favor of the plan suggested.
The Wellesley crew will be taken as a
attern since rowing at that Institu
tion Is a decided success. Ex.
In the beginning man was created
with a funny-bone, and to this day he
laughs In his sleeve. He is the only
animal that laugh excetrt woman, who
aft pivsent laughs more than man, per
haps on account of her sleeves. Ex.
PAINE, WARFEL & BUMSTEAD.
1136 0 Stroat . . .
a Pair of Our
Marj- had a little lamb,
It followed ber eaoh day.
Till Marj' put the bloomers on.
And then Jt ran away. Ex.
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