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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1896)
Wecklr Ncwcpnpor ImiioiI livery Krlilnj Noon
at tlio University ol NolirAnka,
Kntriikd a 8KfO.NifCi.AM Mail Mattkd,
lf J) LottrlllRO,
C. 1.. shtiff.
J. P. lllti'lunnn,
C. 15 A lining,
11. S. linker, -8.
11. S. Murllcr,
C 0 Culver,
V. 0. Wnlllngford
Trlco per jenr.
,, by mnll
AdurtM nil Commiinfrntton to Tun Ni'.num'AX
Unlvernlty of Nelirnkn.
About nftoon mlnutOF of olght ovory
evening, wliflo the extra power Is bo
ing switched on, tho electric current
Is momentarily turned off. .lust why
the snino people every night think
it is nerossnry lo whistle, rnp on tho
tnMea, i'tr., has not yet been made
plain to us. It was all right tho first
night-it appeared merely foolish it
has doveloped inlo idiocy.
Democratic organizations arc still
eing undormlnod about tho univor-
Ity. That "lying and intriguing aris-
ocraey," Phi Beta Kappa, is un-
oubledlj roaponsiblo. It la umlur-
stood that H. 13. Xowbranch has
prepared another of his famous roasts
on this organization, becauso "barb"
wire wns not used in tho construction
of tho now fencos.
Somo intorostod porson should
answer tho request for slang phrases
asked by tho dialect club of
an eastern collogo. It would
tal;o very little work and tho
accommodation would undoubtedly
be appreciated. Tho uni has some
neat colloquial torms and it would
br an interesting task to collect thorn,
it is safe to say that tho university of
Nebraska world not bo far bohind in
this feature of collogo work.
Every sophomoro knows that his
class is to bring out a junior annual
next spring that will put all previous
ones on the back shelf. The Som
brero is a university publication and
deservos and must have the interost
of every one in collogo. You may not
hear very much about It just now, but
it is here all tho same, and its board
editors is pushing it along.
To inoroaso intorost in the matter
1 to soouro tho very bost available
terlal tho business managers pro
se to offer two mam prizes. A
ze of $10 is offered for tho Leu
original story, not exceeding two
thousand words in longth, and a prize
of $10 for the bost original poem.
The story and poom rocoiving sec
ond place will be published in tho
nnnual with honorable montlon. Any
registered student of tho univorsity
is at liborty to compoto. The produc
tions will not bo roqulrod until next
fall, when a doflnito time will bo Bet.
Let the Htorios and pooms como in,
the more the merrier. If the mem
bers of the class of 'DC cannot write
Htorios, they are free to write out Btib
seriptlons to the next junior unnuul
nntl sure to draw u prlzo.
Some of tho profoBBors lmvo a habit
of locking tho door of thuir rooitatlon
room aB soon as tho Hooonfl boll rings.
This 1b not to bo coimurod either, as
it is ovcccUingly annoying to hirvo
student eome struggling In after the
work of i be hour bus begun. Under
ordinary Hreunibtunres there is no
lson why n student Bhould be ten
nutoB, or five mlnuteB, or oven one
"ono of tho fair mlndod studontB
tho least blamo thoir instructors
iur looking tho door. But once In a
whilo it happens that tho professor
iB late himself. It 1b tho most nat
ural thing in tho world that a room
full of lively students should think of
turning tho tabloB. After a littllo
bunterlng und daring, sonioono goes
to the door with an air of gront bold
neBs and snupB tho lock. When the
professor arrives a fow moments later
and tries tho door and flnully has to
ubo his key or porlmpB call the jan-,
itor, does he have any right to look
like a thundor cloud all through the
hour? Ought ho to assume an nlr
of offended dignity, and niuko tho
class feel uncomfortably guilty or
Tho clnss meant no harm, and it
would show n much broader spirit If
tho professor would take an innocont
Joko for what it Is worth and laugh
with the class.
Tho N'ebnisknn wns greatly pleased
with tho soul and onthuslasin the stu
dents manifested in tho Kansas-Nebraska
debate. Our appeal for n
hearty outburst of college spirit nnd
a friendly corporation of the stu
dont body to Insuro a royal success
of the crowning ovont of the yoar was
certainly not mndo in vain. The stu
dents know a rich treat. A friendly
intolloctual rivalry botweon tho two
great vosten unlvoraltlos deserved
our loyal support nnd we rondodwl it
with a free heart. Nothing was
spared to glvo our guests a hospitable
welcome. In so doing wo showed our
co-opemtlon with tho most fruitful
and instructivo of all intercollegiate
undertakings. Even the faculty was
awakened to the significance of the
event. Thoy joined alike In reviving
tho collogo spirit of old. Tho weight
that eastern colleges nro giving to de
bate places it to tho foro In collogo
rivalry, nnd tho good will with which
overyono greeted tho Kansas-Nobras-ka
debaters demonstrates our fealty
to a noble and worthy causo. Tho
charge of "no college spirit, refine
ment nnd culture" cannot be placed
at our door.
A losson may bo gathered from
victory as well as dofoat Then lot
us profit from the morits and demerits
of tho Kansas-Nebraska debate, while
rejoicing ovor a well-earned victory.
Tho earnestness and zeal of our de
baters and the showing thoy made
arc certainly praiseworthy qualities
and deserve merited commendation.
Wo recognize thoy had to do tho best
they wore capable to pluck the laurel
of victory from such a worthy foe.
May we not make a just and, wo
hopo, a timely criticism? Lot us ac
knowledge our weaknesses as woll as
our virtues. Tho truth must bo
known. It is conceded by ovory fair-
minded observer that tho Kansas de
baters bad a more commanding, pol
ished and graceful stage bearing than
our boys. Thoir ease upon tho stage,
their solf-possossion. gesticulation
and fluency in language wore quite
noticeable, showing the care and
skill of a trained and ready debater.
A sound, logical, clear-cut argument,
polished with a graceful delivery go
hand in hand. And we can say to the
crodlt of our boys that thoy used the
former with much offeot, but sadly
failed in tho lattor. To what shall
we attribute this falling? Is it due
to a want of practice and careful
training In public speaking? There
cortalnly must be more caro and
rigid discipline oxoroiBed in our local
debating associations to romovo this
deficiency. This is very ossontial to
glvo force to argument and to com
mand tho good will and attention of
One of our professors spoke ad
risodly whon he said, "Tho froquont
use of roparteo and the apparent in
cohorency In the argumont weakened
the offeot of tho debate." Yes, we
woro bettor ontortalnod than instruct
ed. It 1b safo to say many failed to
got a dlcar or oven a crude under
standing of tho import of the subject
In Ub two phUHOB, owing to tho frag
mentary and rambling manner the
Bpoakors advanced and refuted argu
ment. ThlB may be eaBily avoided.
But whon persisted in it becomes a
pornioioiiB habit. Lot us not sit down
and console ourBelves with the laurel
honorably won nor lament over the
mistakes, but bogln now to prepare
for tho noxt local dabate, and we may
safoly prodlct that wo will have not
only tho logic but a polish and grace
that will bury the jayhawkora be
yond Gabriol'B trumpet of resBurroc
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Tou will find a complete line of sta
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Eleventh. Our prices are reasonable.
Our Fountain is Started. Come
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