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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 17, 1897)
A Weekly Newspaper IS8U0(rEvery-"PfI-
day Noon, by tho Students of the
Unlvorslty of Nobraska.
En.crod ns Second Class Mull Mattor.
OP T. Riley Mnnaglnc Editor.
A. E. I'nnneloo Nowa Editor.
C. C. Cutler Editorial.
H. C. Burr Atnlotles.
Oliver Chambers Local.
Edith Schwartz .Ass't Hub. M'gr.
Tho Nebraskan will bo sent to any nd
dress upon receipt of tho subscription
prlco, which Is ono dollar a year, or llfty
cents a semester.
Contributions aro solicited from all.
News Items such as locals, personals,
reports of meetlnBH, etc., nro especially
desired. Tho Nebraskan will bo Kind to
print any contribution rolatlvo to a gen
eral university subject, but the namo
must accompany nil such.
Addross all communications to Tho
Nebraskan, University of Nebraska.
With this Issuo tho "Nebraskan" begins
the collcgo year. Wo have a cordial wel
ccno for all students, new nnd old, and
bur best wishes for a successful und pros
porous year are yours.
Thcro aro but few students who seem to
appreciate tho vuluo of the chorus work
which Is under Miss Raymond. This sort
of cducutlon Is goncrally paid for, yet nl
this Unlvorslty It Is given freo and credit
given for tho work. There aro many stu
dents who do not know tho valuo of this
work. They ought to Investigate and be
come ncquulntv-d with tho resources of
It Is to bo regretted that In checking up
library books so many books should be
found missing. This Is due mostly to
carelessness of students In taking books
from tho building without permission, and
fulluro to return ' borrowed books. It
seems thnt the Imposition of a slight flno
would operate beneficially In preventing
books from remaining out longer that a
stipulated time. Thero Is altogether too
much freedom extended to student pat
rons or the llbiuiy. Dome more strlngflnt
rules ought to De formulated and enforced.
New students who aro unacquainted
with tho business firms of Lincoln can
bo suro of doallnc with reliable houses by
making tho acquaintance of tho advertis
ers In the columns of Tho Nebraskan.
While advertising columns as a rulo aro
open to all who wish to pay tho rato for
space, yot In a college papor It Is generally
necessary for tho manager to go after his
advertising patronage. This permits of
bringing to public notice a strictly reliable
lino of advertlsors. These merchants havo
beeh as carefully selected this year as
last. Students and professors will not
lose In placing their patronage with them.
Williams college has established a prece.
dent by restricting tho student body in
numbors. This has lately been followed
by the University of California. President
Jordan of the latter Institution has placed
authority !n the hands of a student com
mittee, to cull out ull worthless and un
deserving members, thus giving greater
advantages to thoso who come for study.
This is the first check on tho great rush
A number of prominent Nebraska edu
cators havo seen fit to drop their work of
teaching and enter the University. This
is a move In tho right direction. They
evidently feel tho need of broadening out
along university lines.
Tho Interests of education In Nobraska
will bo greatly advanced by tho large
number of university graduates In tho
high schools of tho state. Experience has
shown that university graduates arouse
students to higher Ideals, and establish
tho desire on tho part of the student, to
contlnuo his educutlon.
Tho action of tho corporation of Brown
unlvorslty In tho President Androws af
fair strikes a blow at academic freedom.
Tho matter has boon agitated by tho news
papers and educational publications, and
now, tho concensus of opinion seems to
uphold President Androws In his resigna
tion. The discussion has evidently helped
tho cause of higher education. Intellec
tual freedom on tho part of tho scholar
has been affirmed, and mo tendency to
control education In the Interests of po
litical parties has received a decided check.
Eastern college men will no doubt point
to tho removal, for political reasons, of
tho president and fourteen professors of
tho Kansas Stato Agricultural college, as
an act of western barbarism no doubt
this Is true but tho Brown university
affair savors much of tho same thing.
One of tho troubles and pleasures of col
lego life Is tho maintenance of a good
football team. The ploasuro Is distinctly
noticeable af tor a victory, while tho trou
ble in apt to emphatically manifest Itself
all the days of tho season unless It Is
properly handled ut tho beginning. A plan
-which is new to University of Nobraska
students has been inaugurated this year.
This is tho selling of season tickets. Flvo
games will be guaranteed, among thorn
the Missouri and Kansas gumos. If COO
of these tlckots can bo sold not a word
about finances need be raised during tho
whole season. Ono dollar nnd fifty cents
will bo the amount charged for admission
to flvo games. This plan of tho manage
ment ought to bo liborally patronized.
Thoro is no reason why this numbor of
tlckots cannot bo sold In a University
tho slzo of ours. Tho proposition is
tho fairest ono that could bo made by
tho management. Tho Worth of tho
money expended Is moro than guaranteed.
Tho solicitors for purchasers of tickets
ought not to bo put oft. Everyone who
can possibly nfford It should Invest In a
A PLEA FOR FOOTBALL
Thoro havo been many pleaB for foot
ball during tho past few years both from
tho chapol platform and through tho Uni
versity press, but by nono of thoso have
I been so Impressed of our need of
a strong cloven and money to mnko ex
tended trips, ns by talking with some
eastern university men this summer.
I wish to urge upon ovory studunt tho
Intense Importance to thorn of our having
a good football team and sufficient monoy
to onablo It to go east ns far as Chicago
The consideration of tho extension of
tho namo and famo of our Institution by
tho cloven is usually reckoned of second
ary Importance, and doubtless Is so, but
I do not bellove Its Importance is fully ap
preciated by tho avcrago student.
Many of the universities whoso alms,
scope, und facilities for training aro
scarcely hotter than ours, reckon their
past by periods and decades Instead of by
years. By their nge, their history, and
tholr widely scattered and numerous
alumni, these Institutions become known
to nil educated people.
With us all Is different. Wo have no
history; our alumni number but a few
thousand, and tho question confronts us:
How shall wo force tho peoplo to recog
nizes what wo aro and what we aro doing?
That a dense Ignorance exists regarding
our rank on the part of thoso outsido of
the states Immediately surrounding us, I
havo found to my sorrow. Lawyers, phy
sicians, and business men graduates of
some of tho best eastern universities
havo expressed their surprise, almost In
credulously, on being told that wo had a
gruduui school of over flftpon hundred
students. I firmly believe that to tho
averngo alumnus and undergraduate of
tho leading educatlonul institutions of tho
cast, tho University of Nebraska is little
inure than a namo.
That this is unfortunate, and that tho
recognition of our greatness by tho peo
plo of tho east and by college men gen
erally, is extremely desirable1, I bellevo
Indisputable. A Yalo or Harvard man may
go to almost any town or city In this
country, and ho will find thero college
men from his own or sister universities
who RTfi always most glad to take him by
tho hand, and to do all in their power to
aid him, both in a social and business
way. Thoro aro few of us who will nob
bo placod In exactly such a position, and
will not such a greeting bo worth dollars
and cents to us?
Tho solution to tho problem presented,
It seems to me, may bo summed up In
two words athlotlc victories. Thero is no
I way by which wo can force peoplo to
ask "What is tho University of Nebras
ka?" more quickly und effectively than by
victories on tho athletic field.
If this bo doubted, look at Cornell. Ono
i of tho youngest of the eastern universities,
she has, by her brilliant successes on
gridiron, diamond nnd water, won her
way until now sho stands neck and neck
with Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, with a
student roll of ovor 3,000.
I firmly bellove that a football victory
ovor tho University of Michigan would do
moro to advanco tho namo of our Institu
tion than a half dozen books by professors
on abstruso subjects.
It behooves every student then, to do his
8hn.ro for tho advancement of athletics.
Wo need enthusiasm, wo need men, wo
need money, but the greatest of these is
money, There Is not a student but who
can afford, merely as an Investment, to
give something to 'the team. With tho
good crops you know wo should bo able
to glvo our men enough money to put
thorn on a footing with other elevens.
Hitherto it has boen tho custom to blow
In tho cash af.cr tho victories; this year
lot's blow in into the coffers of tho team
now, and uso Nebraska wind for tho cele
DIRECTIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS.
Tho UNIVERSITY GROUNDS aro In
closed within a quadrangle of boarding
houses. They aro happily situated whoro
thero Is efficient sidewalk connections to
all parts of tho city.
Tho MAIN BULDINQ Is spread grace
fully over tho geomotrlctl center of tho
campus. It may be easily recognlzod by
incoming props from tho fact that it is
painted tho oxact shado of a brlndlo cow.
In tho darkest corner of tho main hall is
tho mall box. You , won't got any mall
thoro for tho first week, but always lean
your back up against it at chapel time to
show you aro used to college ways. Also
situated in the building aro tho chapel and
Culver's rod lantern,
In tho cellar is tho Co-op, On entering,
you will fall down tho stalr-don't try to
walk down, It is lmposslblo. After you
got horo Harry Oury will sell you a season
ticket for .W. This will admit you to
two games of football and three of cro
quet. Tho CHEM. LAB. has lost most of its
hlstorlo lntorcst Blnco Judgo Cooloy haB
sovercd his connection with It, but tho
building 1b Btlll standing.
On tho northoast corner of tho enmpus
is the CATTERY, run by Dootor Wol
cott. A small wing of this building
oontalns tho departments of botany, phys
ics nnd zoology. This cattory Is a tompo
rary lodging houso for purloined cats.
You can swlpo your landlady's cat und
If It Is In good condition you will got a
dlmo for it. If It Isn't you will got fivo
cents and it will bo stuffed nnd exhibited
In tho museum as a mink, Many Indlgont
students earn their way through collcgo
this way. This 1b merely thrown out us
Tho LIBRARY Is on tho southwest cor
ner of tho campus. Tho stairway Is ad
mirably built for BClontlllo loafing. Tho
rending room Is used for studying and
girls' fraternity meetings. Freshmon ucu
ally play tops nnd leap frog for tho first
month. In this enso earn must bo taken
not to got gay with tho rotund gontlo
mnn with a plate glass front, who Is
"bouncer" for tho ostnbllshmont. It seems
scarcely necessary to add that the con
traption In tho cast anglo of tho llbrniy
building Is not n beer garden, however
much it may rescmblo one. It Is simply
a collection of rnro tropical plants, in
cluding the umbrella tree, tho plno apple
bush und tho Anheuser bush.
Tho CON (somotlmes called tho conserv
atory) Is situated somewhere across the
street. Tho most popular modo of en
trance Is to climb over the porch. Tho
door Is only used In caso of flro. Props,
and freshmen nro wnrned to keep away
at night, bocauso tho club practices thoro.
Tho GYM is or. tho cast sldo and is used
for tho purpose of giving young ladles'
gymnasium exhibitions. It is lighted from
tho roof. The first floor windows aro
simply mado uso of by Ralph Haggard
und his ladder brigade In caso of neces
sity. Tho GREEN HOUSE contains four ger
aniums, ono petunia and Tabor Teelo's
private bath room.
Don Cameron's and Ed. Young's nro not
departments in tho university, properly
speaking, although they huvu ouniu to bo
looked upon as such.
Tho equality of tho bah was established
last year through the efforts of R. S.
Baker and O. William Moyor. Jack will
give each freshman a yard of mosquito
nottlng. This Is called a towol and Is an
Instance of Nebraska colloquialism. You
must learn to turn on tho water your
self. In caso of doubt, wring the towel.
Brown university oponed Wednesday and
tho time honored exercises at tho chapol
wore conducted as usual by President An
drews. Ho did riot make tho slightest
aluslon to his resignation, nor to the af
fairs of tho corporation, but everyone
knew ho had withdrawn his resignation
and when ho entered tho building ho re
ceived a tremendous ovation from tho students.
THE NEBRASKAN ADVERTISERS.
Wo wish to call tho attention of the
Professors and studonts to tho local mer
chants who advertise in Tho Nebraskan.
Every firm represontod hero is guaran
teed reliable, and patronage that Is ex
tended them, will bo appreciated by the
manager of this paper. When It is Just
ns convenient, let them huvo your patron
nge. You will benefit by it as much as
PAINE & WARFEL-Clothlers and furn
ishing goods. Merchant tailors. 113C O
street. Your shoes shtned free.
BRUMSTEAD AND TUTTLE Gents fur
nishing and tailoring.
THE ARMSTRONG CLOTHING CO.-
Successors to Browning King and Co.
PERKINS & SHELDON Tho reliable
shoo store of Lincoln. 1129 O street.
EVANS LAUNDRY COMPANY Best
service greatest courtesy. 323 N. 12th.
DON CAMERON Lunch counter und
short order houso. 118 South 11th St.
H. W. BROWN Druggist, books and
stationery. 127 South 11th street.
MILLER & PAINE Dry goods and fur
nlBhlng goods. 1229 tu 1239 O street.
CHARLES B. GREGORY-Coal Oofllco
at 1100 O street.
GEORGE CONSTANCER'S Barber shop
located at 1010 O streot.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK Located at
tho corner of 10th and O treets.
C. HLERS Tailor. Suits made to or
der. Repairing done. 120 S. 11th.
LINCOLN NEWS AGENCY C. L. Spen
cer, '98, mnnugor. 11th nnd O streets.
DR. S. E. COOK Eyo, ear, noso and
throat. 1215 O street.
II. CAPES Boo.s and shoes repaired 133
South Twelfth treot.
L. D. SHERWIN Dentist, Room 19,
SULPHO-SALINE BATH HOUSE Cor
ner of Hth and M streets,
PREPARATORY SCHOOL TO THE UNI
vorslty. C. W. Wallace, Director.
CHARLES B. GREGORY,
Sells Coal at 1100 O St.,
Subscribe for Th3 Jfebraskan, only J1.00.
Will find that
PAINE & WARFEL
MoBt always havo what thoy want in
Clothing ready to wear,
Hats, Furnishing Goods
and Merchant Tailoring.
They koop only tho boat makes of ovory
One Price to Ail
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We are Glad to See
The students return, for in the past the;
have been our best patrons, and we arV
sure that now, more than ever, we car
please them witn our
GLOVES, &c, &c.
And our Tailoring is first class, nothing ready made
about it, we are exclusive tailors.
Call on us in our new location.
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