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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 21, 1896)
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antlc crowd. Wo may all rest smirod
that tho twcnty'uovonth annlvorsar.v
of our university was In every regard a
AdnreM All Co'iirounlciitloim to Tins Nkmumcan
Unlverelty of Nobrmlai.
Referring to Mr. Nowbranch'a opin
ion on Phi Bota Kappa: "It la not al
ways tho Tilt dog that howls."
Tho Union Boys' Debating club will
have n joint dobato with Doane college
In tho chapel noxt Saturday evening.
This 'la a now feature In tho university
and it should receive encouragement
Wo have always played football and
entered Into, oratorical contests with
Doane, hut tho joint debate Is some
thing new and promises much good.
A good crowd should turn out Saturday
A good thing may bo easily overdone.
Especially is ;this true with tho univer
sity yell. It has been tho custom of
lato for students to give the yell on any
and aH occasions, when thoro Is a suf
ficient number to make themselves
heard. To be sure, wo look with pride
upon our university. We wish to her
ald her name, her good work, far and
wide. Then our college yell must
moan something. It must stand for
something that is noble, that is elovat
ling, that is for tho brightest and best
in the educational world. But is this
possible by giving it freely ac theatres,
tin ordinary gatherings or on street cor
ners? Certainly not. The most mar
vellous thing ever devised by human
Ingenuity would soon lose Its lustre
and Its truo import by such unseemly
use. Thoro is usually someone in ev
ery body of students who Js so infatu
ated wiith university patriotism that
only giving tho college yell will relievo
him. Whether the yell us appropriate
lor suoh a tlmo is not surmised or oven
thought of. There are times when the
unlvoralty yell is fitting and adds dig
nity to the occasion. Keep it for those
Bvents. Then give it cheerfully, heart
ily and with all the good feeling possi
ble. By so doing bolsterousnoss and
discourtesy may bo kept from our
doors. Wo shall add dignity to our
yoll. Remember, it stands and speaks
for tho university. It is of grave im
portance. Wherever we are, lot us
think twice before we act, and possible
crudoness and subsequent embarrass
ment may bo avoided.
To an unprejudiced mind It seems
that those who are making such strong,
vigorous objections against tho Phi
Beta Kappa society must surely bo a
trifle soro themselves. We certainly
can see no valid objection to the soci
ety from a barbarian standpoint, slnco
It Is not a fraternity but n scholarship
Mr. Nowbranoh takes a decided stand
In his last effort In tho Hesperian
against Phi Bo. , Kappa, and asserts in
no mild terms that tho society is n fra
ternity, notwithstanding repeated dec
larations of tho members that it is not
a fraternity. Now tho quostion arises
In ono's mind, does Mr. Newbranch
know more about tho society than do
tho members of it? According to Mr.
Nowbranch "lit Is not ah honor: it is
not a proof of scholarship; It is simply
tho proof of a 'pull.' " Has Mr. Now
branoh no "pull?" Is this tho reason
for his soreness?
There Is no moro secrecy about tho
Intornal workings of the Phi Beta
Knppa than there Is about tho internal
workings of any of tho "open" literary
societies, and how can a frmtornlty ex
ist without secrets?
Mr. Nowbranoh ovldently does not
bolleve In the "survival of tho fittest"
or he would not have made this state
ment: "In ovory university where
Greek letter fraternities have been por
nulttod membership the societies havo
died, almost without exception."
Surely, when Phi Beta. Kappa is in
dorsed by suoh men as Chancellor Mac
Loan, Deans Bossey and Sherman, the
students can accept It as a good thing
and bo gratoful to those who wore ln
strumontail in bringing the society to
our institution. M. S.
Tho electric display on the evening
of charter day was In evory sense a
success. Tho manner in which tho ex
hibit was carried out reflects much
credit on tho work being dono in our
oloobrlcal department Tho many vis
itors keenly appreciated tho boys' ef
forts to show them something worth
seeing. This was noticeable in tho
frequent expressions of surprise on the
scope and character of tho industrial
work in tho university. No other uni
versity in tho west could givo suoh a
The kite of electric lamps suspended
from tho tower of unlvorsltv hall nt.
tractod much attention, and showed
very beautifully tho working or tho
Joctrlc ourremt Tho exhibit of elec
trical apparatus in tho gymnasium, the
forking of the machinery in the eloc
rlcal building and tho showy sight
Toduced by the Incandescent lights
aroused a keen feeling of astonishment
and wonder. The department keeps
to tho foro 'in all the achievements
mado by electrical devices. Not even
the now process of taking photographs
by the X rays was overlooked. It is
needless to say this served the work of
a magnet Is drawing the attention, of
It would bo only "giving honor to
wihom honor Is due" If wo attribute
the success of tho' departmental exhib
its to tho electrical students. The
mere announcement that tho electrical
department had mado oaroful prepara
tlona for a grand showing was onough
THE MAGAZINE REVIEWED.
The Nebraska Literary Magazine
claims a moment's attention. We no
tlco In this Issue a marked Improve
ment over the last one. Even tho very
cover ds more attractive.
In a few well chosen words Mrs. Field
sketches the rise of woman's clubs for
purposes of mutual helpfulness. Ev
ory word Is right to tho point and one
gets a fair idea of tho work those wom
en are trylmg to do.
Mrs. Bryan takes the same topic, but
chooses tho other side of tho quostion.
One by one dn her careful way she men
tions the stumbling blocks in tho way
of the busy woman who would attend
faithfully to the thousand and one du
ties of her life, and who yot would add
some mite to her mental store to cheer
her humdrum lot.
Tho translation from tho Swedish
Malmatroom shows a most masterly
choice of words, carefully selected to
harmonize with the prevailing welrd
ness and sweetness. Professor Edgren
has a marvellous command of his Eng
lish vocabulary. Tho magazine may
take great credit to Itself in securing
his paper, "Evolution by Metaphor."
Professor Edgren's fame as a Ungudst
is too far-reaching to need any tribute
here. This paper is but another evi
dence of his power.
Although somo of tho sketches and
stories written by our students ore
quite creditable, they do not seem to be
quite -up to the standard. The differ
ence between somo of these stories and
those mentioned above Is almost pain
ful. If students are to contribute
sketches to this magazine, let them
havo real literary merit and be the re
sult of painstaking effort
"The Vigilante." "Ahout tho Spelling
School," and "My Cousin James' Child"
are genuine libtle stories of somo merit,
but some others impress one as being
very ordinary efforts that have passed
muster In English ".three."
A university magazine should have
on dits pages whatever of real merit the
students can contribute, but whatever
will lower tho tone of the whole by its
appearance might better be left out
A chain Is no stronger than lts'weakeat
which ho greets un all.
Captain Gullfoylo, Professor Bnrbour
and sovoral others aro making stirring
offors to seouro the long-closed nrmory
for unlvoralty dances. It Is a good
thing nnd success should follow tho at
tempt Gracefulness Is part of a per
son's education, and nothing will pro
moto it sooner than dancing.
When you see t young man wearing
his hat cocked on one side of his head.
and affecting Just a llttlo of a swagger,
it's pretty certain he's dabbling for
tho first tlmo in college politics. '
Somo professor who Is a microbe i
ciank has tartec a story about tho
communication cf disease through
bank bills. But the Nebraskan is not
scared. Send than on. Forty cents
for tho noxt semester.
They are telling a good story on a
certain young freshman who was in
veigled out In the wilds of East Lin
coln somewhere tocall on a now girl.
Tho night was darkond cloudy and tho
young man had a land tlmo finding tho
place. Whllo huntng around ho fell
Into an open waterworks ditch, half full
of water. Ho pullid himself out and
was scraping off thi mud, when a man
with a lantern cane by.
"Hunt?" ho asket.
"No, you blamed old fool! A ditch
six feet deep Is as soft as a cushion.
you old Jay."
Tho stranger dsappoared In tho
darkness and the feshman went on to
tho house. Tho ymng lady received
him at tho door, lut her father was
also there and orlered him ntr thn
place. Ho was tho stranger with tho
What a blessing the curfew ordi
nance will be to tho lnlversity! It will
keep tho preplots hone nights digging
out tholr lessons, a they should.
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"You'ro the biggest donkey that over
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BY THE WAY.
A handshake Is -a little thing, but
nothing makes friends faster, and
friends are what we all want. Nothing
has Ingratiated Chancellor Maclyean
in the hearts of tho students so much
as that hearty grip of the hand with
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