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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1896)
Weekly Nowipnpcr ImwvI Kvcry l'rlilny Noon
nt tlio IJnlvomlty ol Nebrnnkn.
llNTKlIKI) All HKCONIM'I.AM MAIL MATTKIt.
okrhJo tttrlitRC. Society
0 I . sliutf. Military
J. ( ll'tclimnn, I.ocn!
C. K. Ailnnm, l.oenl
11. 8. Hnkr IMItorlul
S. II. SIiiiui, Hcportcr
It. 8. Mueller KxelintiRt,
C. C Culvor, ... V. ii Wnllliiitfonl
l'rlco per miitith,
AdurrM nil Comimitilontlotm to Tins Xkiiimpkak
UnlreiKlty of N'elirn'kn.
Tlio promoters of tlio petition ask
ing for froo bath privileges irnulo a
grave mlstako In wording that Import
ant document. It should have bogun:
"Wo, the groat unwashed."
Everything to inakn field day a suc
crss on the part of the management
is being done. Many good prizes have
been secured and some new apparatus.
The nrw vaulting poles are here to
gether with n ?5 dollar ono for a prize.
Few men are training and will be In
good shape, but there are not enough.
We should make a showing this year
that will do honor to the university.
Ther are enough good athletic men
in school to broak almost every record
if they would but train. Come out and
trnln either In a class or privately and
make a university rorord as woll as
win a good prize. There are n little
over three weeks yet to train, so make
use of tho time.
We have permitted anothor discus
sion on Phi Beta Kappa to enter our
columns this week. Wo do not think
the writer has said anything to the
point, however. "How great doth
Donne loom up!" and other like ex
pressions do not convince anyone of the
benefits or disadvantages of the scholar
fraternity. We nre not such a staunch
supporter of the doctrine of the sub
lime principles of barbarlnnism as Mr.
Abbott. It is not going io hurt Phi
Beta Kappa if tho term fraternity is
applied to it. .o onp is going down
rho path of destruction If he bolong to
an aristocracy of scholars.
A petition slgnod by a majority of
the mal" students has beni presented
to tho chancellor and faculty. This
aks that the froo prlvilogo bo ex
tended to all allko. However, the pro
motors of the petition nctotl without a
full kndwlodgo of tho circumstances. It
Is not the provlnoo of a stat university
to provide bathing facilities any more
than it should provide for washing tho
studonts' laundry. The baths wore
neor intondod to bo used for tho pur
pose of cleanliness. Thoy are merely
tonir baths for tho bonflt of those tak
ing work in the military and physical
training departments. It is evident
that this privilege cannot be extended
to all. Tho university has not tho fa
cilities. Thoro are many who have
sincerely regrottod signing tho petition.
Justice and equality" ver too much
for them at a first glance.
Thor should bo some justice ex
tuidod. howouT, in granting the privi
lege. The physical director did not
act Justly in usurping for his depart
ment tho excluBlvo uwe of the luths.
Military dr.ll is ompulaory. The con
nection betwen mllltarj department
and the ainioij is as clofcc a.s that he-nr-n
the phsiMl training dtpait
iih nt and 'It.' ninafelum U.wnnuslum
ttojk 1h not n-ipiii'i'd for mule stud' ma.
fornc tlm tin nipt Ifa compelled to
march double time from th vlrlnltj of
T'lghth and Y streets to tho armory.
Doi s lie nr,t need a tonic bath as much
as the gymnasium studont?
When It comes to a question of jus
tice, the cadet should havo first chanco
at tho bnthi.; tho physical training de
partment next. If thoro is room for
nny more, lot thorn oomo. But tho stu
dent who is not connectod with olthor
department line ro right to clamor for
bath privileges. Had tho potltlon come
from tho cadots, It ould havo received
Tho requirement that every partici
pant of ttio field day contests should
undergo a phj sir.il examination Is
timely. Theto Is no use of going Into
an event of this character without a
full assurance of safety to tho contest
ants and a fair promise of success. It
Is certainly no waste of tlino nor on ln
Urfernneo with the moat ofllclo.U work
to know tho capabilities of those who
compete. Why thon, consider the re
quirement ii"Cos9ary? Will It not glvo
full nnd fnlr play to tho deserving
athletes, nnd thoroby raise the stand
ard of the pxerolsos? Lot us have some
system upon which competition In the
athletic fir Id mny bo carried on with
the lonst amount of friction nnd the
most effective results. It is crodltnble
to ovory athleto that ho enter tho field
nftor a thoiough physical examination
and a full knowledge of his fitness.
By so doing, wo will havo exorcises
worthy of the namo. Due nttonllou
will be given to tho sklllfulnoss of onch
contostnnt nnd to tho part In which ho
is tho most capable Wo long to oo
tho coming field dny exorcises far bet
tor than nny preceding. Lot no effort
he spnrrd in training nnd preparing
tho contestants for tho most warmly
contested nnd enthusiastic cvont of
"Modest doubt Is tho boncon of the
wise." Wo doubt very soriously tho
expediency of studonts discussing their
dlfforonces with tho faculty and the
policy of tho university In tho state
press, without at least the assurance
thnt any efforts to adjust them in our
own councils are futile. The faculty
nnd fcc.ud of rebuilt & c-ndo.uoi to llht
all differences fairly and justly. No
just cause of complaint nnd uncalled
for discriminations will be overlooked
for a moment. The intorests of tho
university and tho student body are
certainly always at heart. Then, does
It show wise and mature forethought
to agitato potty dlfforonces in tho state
press, when there Is a possibility of a
more timely and effective solution at
To be sure, we folt chagrined to road
in an Omaha paper that tho studont
body was in battle array, contending
for tho great principle of "equality,"
as opposed to tho rules and prevailing
policy of the university. Apropos, It is
no loss a novel to the general public.
Reports of such character spread with
amazing rapidity, and no little effort Is
requirod to correct the false rumors
which naturally accompany them, in
no time, rumors and hearsays are in
circulation which disgrace tho cans? of
truth. Urging thnt home mnttcrs bo
discussed and settled at home is far
from meaning thnt the university de
slros anything kept from tho scrutiny
of nn intelligent public, it is purely n
matter of expediency nnd sound judg
ment, nnd not n restraint upon th?
freedom of tho press. The alleged dis
criminations In the bath department arc
matters whleh concern us and should
not be addressed to the critical tastes
of the public. When wo shew our
Inability to effect a wise and proper ad
justment, then thoro will be plenty of
timo to call upon tho assistance and
tho co-oporatlon of the state ptess and
Boar In mind that the normal life of
tho university, the work it is doing,
tho development of a healthy man
hood and culture should not bo over
looked to give voico to some petty mat
ter. It Is woll onough to speak can
didly of the abnormal, but not at the
exponse of thnt which is addressed to
tho sobrioty nnd intolHgenco of men.
News from educational circles has a
brighter nnd nobler sphoro than to
satisfy th curiosity and tho meanest
tastes of tho public. Lot us not parndo
studont differences in the state press,
but keep them where they belong--In
tho hands of n fair-mlnd'd and Intelli
gent fnculty. Theie every Just cause of
complaint will receive tho considera
tion It merits and all misunderstand
ings and posHlble unpleasantness with
thtr goneral public may be avoldod.
Tho Hesperian board met Thursday
aftornoon and elected the following to
composo the board for tho coming year:
Edltor-in-clilef, .1. W. Lieu, Union;
associates, Mabel Dompstor, Mr. Kin
ton from the Unions, Stovo Carey,
Anna Burrows, E. A. Mooro, Palladlan;
Ader Graham, J. A. Sargent, F. E.
Edgorton, Dolians. It is understood
thnt tho board will elect Booner and
Allen, Dolians, business managora.
C. E, Adams of tho Mlnnosota chap
tor was tho guest of Phi Dolta Theta
boys the first of tho week. IU was
a delegate to tho oratorical meeting at
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