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Vol. vi. No, a.
UNIVERSITY OK NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 1807.
Phiok 5 Cknts.
HONOR IN COLLEGE LIFE
It Is t ho Basis of Ethics in n Univer
THE CHANCELLOR'S ADDRESS
Tin. Himli'iilH mill Faculty form iv llrimt
rmiiily Uh lloml of Unity, liu
Mircl, HnVl'IVIU'C, OIh'iIIciu'O,
utu., Iri "llniior."
Tin1 first chnpnl oxorclsoB woro liolil
Saturday morning. Tlio ehnpol wuh
crowded with both now anil old
stwli'iitH, who ltHtonud to thu lunniiil
nililri'HH of tho Chnncollor. Tho fol
lowing Ih ii Htonogruphlo report of tho
It Iiiih boon announced that an iin-
nmil nddroHH will ho glvon hy mo.
bo grout Ih tho ardor of my wolcomo
to our ronovatod hallH, to our re
freshed and reinforced faculty, on
Inrgcd and glorious opportunities for
work, I cannot glvo a formal nddroHH.
Permit mo, If you demand that of mo,
to use a word that you aro novor to
iiso uh students unprepared. I como
simply with a fow hearty wonlH of
greeting and to Indicate to you JiiHt
one lino of thought that I hope will
We liavo talked horotoforo of tho
university aa of a groat family. And
so It la. Hut that iIoch not cover all
tho truth. In tho broadest hoiiho, uh
the word Ih usod by St. Paul, "of whom
tho whole family In heaven and earth
Is niuneil," all Htatcn, all humanity,
various liiBtltutloiiB make up families.
But while wo ubo the figure of tho
ahnu muter, by which tho university
Is our "dear," or "chorlHhcd mothor,"
we know that tho modern university
has grown to bo so great an Institu
tion that it Ib too complex to bo tully
described undor the tltlo of "family."
It Is really a microcosm. Wo havo
hero not only a state university, but
a university state. Wo must have
organization; wo must havo laws
written and unwritten. Wo must ro
memhor that wo aro placed horo In
various official positions as citizens
&iul rftiMia In a itiil.-crjlty stato. It Is
well that tho unlvorsltles havo at last
gained tho full recognition of being
a microcosm, of bolng mlnlaturo
states. Thoy aro centers of lnlluonco
for the stato polity and for tho church.
Such tho universities havo boon In
history. Thoy havo a greater duty
than ever In our complicated niodorn
civilization. If tho universities in tho
centuries past have boon tho contors
for germinal thoughts, for tho tIbo
of movements that havo swept through
civilization, how much more must thoy
bo flueh today. Wo havo not tlmo to
elaborate, but lot us recall from two
or three Instances how tho unlvorsl
tles have been centers for thought, for
tho dissemination of truth and for tho
Inauguration of great movements.
We know that liberty has been,
main mined in tho universities; that
though tho universities of tho old
world at times seemed to bo enntured
by tho sons of tho nobility and of tho
rich, thoy novor became totally untrue
to tholr charters and to tholr history.
They havo over been places whoro
rich and poor mot together upon an
equality, whero tho spirit of freedom
wns maintained. In tho times of tho
founding of Now England, old Cam
bridge In England was tho seething
center of tho fermenting now truth.
New England and American history
are forever indobtcd to tho fact that
there was a larger percentage of grad
uated of tho old unlvorsltles of Eng
land In Now England to tho popula
tion than has over been known,
before or since in any stato. Cromwell
know whoro his frionilB wero In tho
universities, but particularly in Cam
bridge And ngaln wo remembor that
England in tho Eighteenth century
entered nnow upon a life of roliglous
activity and freedom, of genuine
thoughtful rationalism that was not
conventional, upon a morality that
Put to shamo tho rottenness of Eng
lish society through a movomont In
augurated by a fow students in Ox
ford, of whom tho Wesloys wero two.
In modern times wo know that when
tho civil war camo to America it was
the young men in tho colleges which
stopped forth, thoy and tho alumni.
Our older colleges have monumonts,
Hko tho groat Momorlal hall at Har
vard, or tho Soldiers' monument at
Williams, to toll that tho young men
of the country in tho colleges woro of
the people and wero for progress and
Iberty. And oven in old England
tnoro is a modorn movomont that goes
out from tho unlvorsltles. To bo Buro,
BtudontB Hko Herbert Spencer started
speculations that looked toward so
ciological reforms, but whonco camo
the application? tho real movomont?
Prom tho unlvorsltles of Oxford and
Cambridge and particularly from Ox
ford Wo havo as a world-wide name
the name of Toynbeo, who wont from
Oxford to apply his sociological
spoculatloiiH and to loarn by practlco
which In ovor hotter than specula
tion what iioolologlcal roforniH Bhould
bo. TIiIh university uh a university
Htato HtauilH truo to groat traditions,
and must do ho. It Ih perhaps only a
matter of tho sumtnor's oxcltomont
and of nowHpapor llfo that wo hoar In
all nowHpapoi'H theso duyH something
about "acttdomlo freedom." It Ih an
old talo to every unlvorslty man. Of
courso wo havo academic froodom. Of
courso tho unlverHltloH liavo main
tained It. Tho thing to bo thankful
for Ih that tho American pcoplo sus
tnln uh In maintaining acadomlo froo
dom, but wo would havo to maintain it
or tho university would bo criiHhod.
If what 1 havo mild Ih truo, that wo
havo something comnllciitod. a milvor
Hlty Htato, and that It haH hucIi groat
responHiiillltloH and opportunities, It
Ih all-Important that wo know what
Ih tho bond of unity in tho unlvorslty.
Is It Htatuto passed by regont and fac
ulty? Ih it tho Iron ubo of authority
upon tho part of any olllclal? What
Ih tho bond of unity In tho Utoplnn
Btato that wo havo? Honor, honor,
honor that is our law and gOHpol.
That Is our bond for Horvlco, for obedi
ence, for loyalty, for progress. It Is
tho bond that develops manhood and
without which manhood cannot bo.
Honor embraces respect, rovoronco.
Honor In its highest typo is indobtod
as wo know as wo study Christian
history and tho ago of chivalry to
Christianity. Great pagans, great)
philosophers, In all nations havo rec
ognized honor, respect and rovoronco
as ossontlnl In tho last resort oven in,
tho stato polity. Hut history Bhows
uh that when tho philosophers were
aided by tho phropliots of Christianity
and hy tho llfo of tho gontlomnn of
history, Jesus Christ, then for tho
llrst time honor descended from the
clouds and from tho ranks of phil
osophy and becamo tho ovoryday bond
among humble men.
Tho identification of honor with
duty, it hns boon pointed out by a ro
cont writer In Men and Lottors, Is es
pecially to bo noted' In tho ago of
Elizabeth finys this writer: "It was,
tho peculiarity of tho Elizabethan
ago porhaps ono should say of tho
ago of chivalry that any high and
(lllriul.it "cottlSo or cululuet lii'eseiuoif
Itsolf to tho mind of tho actor, to tho
actor In tho theater, not meroly as a
mattor of duty, but as a matter of
honor. This Identification of duty
with honor gavo to conduct nn artistic
and a moral olomont, and invested
human speech nnd act witli an Ideal
dignity. Morcutlo, Tybalt, Paris,
Romeo and Juliet, all young and vig
orous persons with tho world before
them, preferred truo honor to llfo.
That placo I glvo to honor In our stato
Is correct and that tho giving of It Is
n,o now thing, will appear from what
Charles Dudley Warner says of a re
union, the forty-sixth reunion of a col
lego clas3 this summer. SayB Mr.
Warner: "As theso peoplo who had
been out of collcgo forty-six years
gathered, it happened that while tho
recordB woro spotted with defeats and
failures, on tho wholo tho men had
succeeded, and tho Individual testi
mony was that tho llfo had boon a
happy ono. There was not much talk
nbout money or position. Theso
scorned incidental In tho presence of
theso boys, theso old college boys.
Tho curiosity of tho group was to seo
what sort of mon thoy had been,
ratnor than to learn whothor thoy had
acquired monoy or notoriety. Any
mean or dishonest notion or sharp
practlco rovealed to this llttlo tribunal
would havo seemed very offensive. I
do not know that this standard of suc
cess Is gonorally accepted, but keeping
tho good name of boyhood through all
tho alluremonts of life, and traveling
in tho middle path of unostontatlous
duty, is our main rollanco In Amer
ican society." What Mr. Warner says
of ono group of old graduates Is truo
iih memborB of this faculty could tes
tifyof many groups. When wo moot
it Is: Havo wo been honorable?
Havo wo avoided sharp practice?
Tills Is fundamental for success.
Not to muko this talk too long be
lieving that tho traditions horo pro
sontcd you all accept lot mo point out
two or three applications.
Wo talk about Introducing the honor
syBtom. That means that wo aro go
ing to conduct examinations porhaps
without having Instructors present.
Wo havo had tho honor system. Tho
presence of a professor should not
make something dishonorable honor
able. Wo aro upon our honor In this
Unlvorslty. It may bo well to havo a
llttlo honor system with reference to
examinations, but it is a more in
cidental. Wo have a general honor
system, and It is as high in Nebraska,
if not higher, than In any other insti
tution I know. But we must carry tho
thought with us to seo that wo scrupu
lously apply our spirit of honor in
certain details. Honor forbids a man
to plagiarize. Honor forbids a man
to attempt to retail an old themo.
(Continued on Fourth Pago.)
Nearly All Havo Secured Comfortablo
THEIR INFLUENCE 18 GROWING
InemiiHo of Memliurrihlp and LMinptorH Kv-
I IrlliSIl Of llioll' llHTUIIHlllg Hlri'llKtll
Nuiiii'H of IJiilviuHliy Knit
Tho frut peoplo aro back at tho Unl
vorslty In foreo th',H your and frater
nity lnlluonco soonis to ho on tho In
crease, Several of tho fratornltlos
havo alroady got down to work and
added a number or men to tho ranks
or tho Uroeks, which aro considerably
greater than hint your.
Phi Doltu Thota, after thlrteon years
of llfo In a block, Iiiih moved into a
chapter houso at 743 South Thirteenth
street. Flvo mon woro graduated last
spring, two or whom will return for
work. A. U. LlndQtioBt will enter tho
Omaha Medical collcgo In preparation
for a Chicago school of medicine.
Thomas Crolgh 1b practicing law In
Omaha. H. C. Parmoloo acceptod a
position In tho Hoatrlco High School,
but will probably bo back to post horo
next yenr. Harry Oury will ontor tho
law school and W. II. Hnyward will
take graduato work In American his
tory. On tho 18th or Soptoniuor tho
chapter Initiated Karl C. Handal, Ar
thur C. Welshans, Horaco Sherman
nnd Harry A. Ttikoy. Twolvo mem
bers of hiBt year's chapter roturned
for work, not including thoso who In
tend to post. They aro: P. W. Rus
soll, E. II. Davenport, 11. W. Haggard,
0. H. Truo, II. S. Mueller, 13. O. Wobor,
E. A. McCrcory, D. D. Wliedon, J. T.
Summer, Jool StobbliiB, Hoy Stono and
C. II, Mansfohlo.
Tho Sigma Chi boys start tho year
with fourteen actlvo members. At
presont thoy aro located In the Mont
gomery block, but in tho courso or n.
fow days will again bo Installed In a
chapter houso. Of last spring's grad
uates two aro back taking work in tho
graduato school. ,,Tho others aro lo
cated Kb rolluwsrHlto C. Suxtou la In
"business with father" at Edgar, Nob.,
H. W. Doubrava Is following much the
sumo business nt North Bond, Nob., D.
W. Hawksworth is with tho U. & M.
at Plnttsmouth and L. R. Pnckard goes
to Northwestern to Btudy medicine.
C. C. Pulls Is assistant principal of the
Kearney High School.
Tho active, members aro A. A. Bls
chor, Georgo Burgort, Jr., V. P. Shel
don, 0. B. Cosgrovo. L. J. Bolnan.
iltalph and Frank Ralnoy, F. J. Gus-
tin, Paul Fitzgerald, J. E. Fechot, R.
D. Montgomory, C. C. Young, C. R.
Tlsliue, L. R. Ewart and Mr. Hnlstoad
from Bloomlngton, Ind., who enters
this year as a Bonlor.
Beta Thota PI has fourteen mon in
the University this year as follows:
E. C. Ames, L. A. Rlckotts, Thomas
Hyde, Will H. Lehman, Chns. Hondy,
Edgar M. Cramb, Frank L. Rnln, Roy
II. Schick, Fred Tullns, Clarence
Whlto, Bort Robinson, GeorgoWhaloy,
Frank Buckstaif and Abraham L.
Houghtelln. Sovoral or last year's
Botas will not bo back again. James
Burks Is assisting his father in the
lmplomont nnd hardware business in
Beatrice. Davo Burks Is occupying
hlniBoir in a similar manner In his
fnthor's storo at Falrbury. Carl
Burnlinm Is attending tho University
or California, whoro ho expects to
graduate this year. MIko Hnrtigan Is
in business in Chlcngo and is said to
bo turning tho heads or tho ralr sex
in thnt windy burg. Peter Lau will
assist in managing his fathor's busi
ness. "Doc" Everett announces that
ho will not bo In collego this yenr, but
will bo cdltor-in-chlcf, Illustrator and
"dovll" or a comic weekly in tho Klon-
dyko. Georgo Whnloy, ho of tho Ger
man silver volco, has a fellowship In
child-study and his smiling counten
ance will still bo seen perambulating
tho classic halls of tho library build
ing. A. L. Houghtelln Is nt presont
engaged in manufacturing brick at
Falrbury, but expects to bo on hnnd
shortly after Judge Reeso opens his
resort for "young legal students."
Lowo Rickotts, '97, will also attend the
aforemontloned resort. Freddy Tu
lass, "the cherub" who left tho Unlvor
slty In tho spring of 0G, 1b back again
and will tako up his abode in Profes
sor Caldwoll's room In tho Library
Botn Thota Pit. has abandoned , tho
chapter house for tho presont and Is
now located in tho rooms In tho Stato
block formerly occupied by Phi Dolta
Thota. Tho now quarters havo been
given a thorough renovation and all
friends of the Botas aro cordially In
vited to "drop In."
Sigma Alpha Epsllon fraternity
starts tho now college year with tho
following old members back: Geo.
Bartlott, Everett Sawyor, Willard
Clapp, John Konny, Arthur Harmon,
Roy Sawyer, Fred Du Frono, Ilnnoy,
Ilolbon, (Ireon, Htophor, Davidson,
Corby and Tenter. For tho proHont
thoy will keep tholr rooniH In tho
Harris block, 1132 N stroot, which
havo boon vory doHlrablo and ploasant
for club rooms and social entertain
monts during tho last two youm that
thoy havo occupied thorn.
Tho four graduates or Sigma Alpha
EpHllon last your havo boon vory suc
coHHfut In securing good positions. 0.
C. Griggs Ih chief iiHsayor for tho Hlg
Honauza and Ashland mines in Terry,
S. I). A. S. Whlto Ih practicing law In
South Omahn, and reports success, 11.
E, Reagan lias a position in Chicago
with tho Westorn Electrical Company,
M. F. Manvlllo will teach In nn Indian
fcIiooI In tho South, Edgar Morrill
will continue to ship butter from tho
dairy at Stromsburg, which ho Iiiih
boon managing during tho summer,
Tho boys also Iobo ono or tholr
alumni, John II, Farwoll, who has Just
recolvod an nppolntmont iih secretary
to United States Consul Mctlill at
Dolta Tan Dolta fratornlty occupies
tho Hamo rooms as last year at 1318 O
street. Tho following nro tho actlvo
mombors: Ray P. Teolo, Frank T.
Rlloy, Will McKay, Alfred A. Oilman,
ChiiB. Weoks, John Savlllo, Burt Rob
bliiB, Otis Whipple, John Kind, La
Run Hi-own. Josso P. Clolnnd. 13. L
Mollza and Albert E. Parmoloo. R. H.W
Manloy will tako post work In tho
Unlvorslty this year. Geo. II. Thomas
Is teaching school nt McCook, Nob.
T. K. Burrows Is at tho Worrall Hall
Military Academy, N. Y Orry Kollogg
Is at Sidney, N. Y with his mothor,
on account of whoso Illness It will be
necessary ,l"r him 10 remain out of tho
University this BomoBter. Larry
caver is in Oklahoma hut will prob
fibly bo bacu next fcouustcr.
Phi Knppa Psl bega.i tho year with
fourteen men In thoir commodious
chapter houso at 1C30 G street. With
tho now culinary department in nctlve
operation, tho change from homo llfo
to college life is scarcely noticeable
Tho chapter considers Its prospects
thlB year unusually bright, with
olghteon active mombors and flvo
Harry Sliedd will teach iihauiy In
tho L. II. S. F. Korsmoyor will poBt
in English nnd English literature,
whllo Jessie Rowo will contlnuo his
work In geology. Tho actlvo mombors
nro Messrs. Haeckor, Collett, L. Kors
moyor, Hltchman, Christie, Barber,
Brown, Clarke, G. Sliedd, White, Wlg
gonhorn, Rowo, II. Sliedd, F. Kors
moyer, Ladd, Wilson, Imhoff nnd Dick
Reed, who is now in tho city. Jules
Sedgwick of Rush Medical College,
Chicago, has paid tho chapter a most
onjoynblo visit of a week. Ho returns
to Chicago to mnnngo tho Rush foot
ball team this fall.
Kappa Sigma Is comfortably sottlod
In Its chapter houso at 1801 N Btroot.
Nino mombors havo roturned to begin
the now year. C. A. Turroll will spend
a fow weoks In Cloburn, Texas, boforo
coming back to tako his A. M. C. C.
Culver wns obliged to seek higher al
titudes owing to throat troublo and
will spend tho winter in Denver. C.
A. Fisher traveled all summer on tho
United States geological survey.
Tho Alpha Tail Omega chapter be
gins tho collego yenr with tho follow
ing nctlvo members: Brown Rlggs,
Mumau, Covoll, Nunomnker, Erb,
Humphrey nnd Morrisoy. Tho Elliott
cottage at tho corner or Fourteenth
and M has beon engaged by tho boys
as a chapter house. Thoy oxpect to
assume possession by October 1.
R. II. Graham Is principal of tho
High School at Arapahoe this year.
II. E. Covoll, whllo acting as principal
of tho Elmwood High School, will
carry graduato work In tho Unlvorslty
nnd will retain nctlvo connection with
the Alpha Tans.
Alpha Inota Chi begins tho year
with oloven active members. Tho
rooms hold last year in tho Zohrung
block hnvo beon retained for the on
Of tho mombors of '97, J. V. Cortel
you is teaching nt Humbolt, Benton
Dales will assist in chemistry and tako
wont leading to tho master's degree.
O. S. Erwln is in business In tho city.
Alllo Randolph has accepted a posi
tion in York College for the ensuing
year. G. S. Town, '95, is principal of
tho high school at Junction City, Kan.
C. II. Kolsoy, '95 L., Is county attorney
of Antolopo county and Is locatou at
Noligh. R. S. Hlltnor, '94, Is assist
ant chemist of tho oxperlment station.
Do Alton Snunders is at tho head of
tho department of botany In tho South
Dakota Agricultural collego at Brook
ings. H. W. Orr is attending Ann
Arbor Medical School, where ho will
tako o degree of M. D. with tho
class of '98. Ho is assistant ..o tho
professor of embryology.
The undergraduate members aro:
W. R. Mansfield, C. K. Cooper, D. S.
Loofbourrow, M. E. Hlltnor, this
(Continued on Third Page.)
THE GRIDIRON IS ANIMATED
Now Matorial Showing Up Bettor
TRAINING MODES DIFFERENT
Doctor lluHtltwx Putting Men Through
Huvoru Hutting tip lixurulMim Pro
KI'uhh of tliu I'rirtpuctlVK l'Ymt.
hall Ten in.
Football matters dully nsHunio a
more dollnlto Hluipo. Now mon aro
turning out dally for practlco and con
sequently more Interest Ih being
ovincod by all. But it is not moroly
among tho plnyors that tho manage
ment Is anxious to seo Interest, but
also among tho rest of tho college,
which tho mnungemont think ought to
turn out In largo numbers and hIiow
tho plnyors that though thoy don't on
gago In tho game themselves, Miey do
enro a lot how tho team conns out.
Especially ought this to bo truo of tho
"co-cdB," wIiobo prcBonco always
makes tho boyB "grit" tholr tooth and
go In a llttlo harder. .
Tho practlco now consists in pass
ing and kicking tho ball, breaking
through tho lino, sotting up exorcises,
undor tho leadership of Physical Di
rector Hastings, ending with a sharp
run and f'",, a cold bath and rub
down. This work 1b rapidly tondlng
to got tho mon toughened for tho
harder work to como when coach Rob
Great possibilities Ho in somo of tho
now mon, nnd how tho positions will
bo tilled cannot bo described until tho
llrst gamo of tho season, which Is somo
dlstanco in tho futuro. Of tho now
mon tho following havo been inter
viewed and tholr holglits and weights
ascertained: Stringer, who hns
played four years with tho Beatrice
High School, is 5 fcot 11 Inches and
wolghs 185 pounds; Swartz has also
played four years with Bentrlco and is
5 fcot 9 Inches tall and wolghs 1G0
pounds; Loofborough, who comes from
Knnsas university, Is G feet 11 Inches
tnll and wolghs 178 pounds; Hnlstoad
comes rrom Indiana unlvorslty nnd Is
I) root 1 inch lh Height and wolghb 168
pounds; Hart, who has played on tho
York High School team, Is G Toot 9
inches tall and weighs 1G0 pounds;
Wood, who comes rrom Logan, Iowa,
is G Teet 10 inches In height nnd
weighs 175 pounds; Trester, who
played for Bevoral years on tho Lin
coln High School team, is 0 feet tall
and weighs 1G0 pounds; Frasor 1b a.
Montana man and is 5 feet 10 Inches
in height and weighs 151 pounds;
Tukoy hns played tacklo for threo
years on tho Omaha High School team
nnd is G fcot 9 inches tall and wolghs
145 pounds; Montgomery was hero
last year, but did not piny, ho is 5 feet
9 Inches In height and weighs 15G
pounds; Hummol was also horo last
year, but did not play, he is G feot tall
and weighs 170 pounds. Tho above
weights, with ono or two oxceptlons,
aro with tholr clothes on.
Or tho old men out so far Benedict
stands 5 fcot 9 inches nnd weighs 148
pounds stripped, Pearso is G fcot 2Vi
inches in height and weighs 17G
pounds stripped, Wiggins Is 5 feet S
Inches In height and weighs 140
pounds stripped, Sliedd Is G root In
height nnd weighs 170 pounds stripped,
Hanson Is G feot 3 inches in hoight and
wolghs 210 pounds stripped, Turner Is
G feet 5 inches in height, and weighs
225 pounds stripped, Cowgill 's 5 fcot
GVi inches in height and weighs 15G
PROFESSOR SCOTT TALKS.
Professor Scott of Princeton, ono of
tho most renowned paleontologists of
this country, mndo a Bhort address to
tho students of tho University at tho
conclusion or tho chapel exercises last
Wednesday. Professor Scott spoke
briefly on tho truo aim of all Amor
lcan universities and tho common dnn
gors which thoy shared. Ho said that
fidelity to duty should bo taught by
every university, ns tho greatest clan
gor in this country today was a lack
of a true sonso or duty. All Amer
ican universities should stand to
gether to rnco this danger and there
should bo no jealousy between them.
This danger should be given serious
consideration. Truo patriotism does
not consist In waving tho flag, making
tho cnglo scream and ignoring danger.
Tho American peoplo as a rule aro too
good natural and put up with abuses
which would set an English commun
ity into a ilamo or indignation. Cor
rupt politics exist today mainly be
cause tho peoplo aro too good natured,
or perhaps too lazy, to purge thorn.
Tho way to orndlcato theso evils is
ror every university to mako Its high
est aim tho teaching or fidelity to duty.
Coach E. N. Robinson or Brown Unl
vorslty will ar;;Ivo rrom Rhode Island
sometime during tho next week. Mr.
Robinson, In a letter recently recolvod,
confidently predicted a winning team
for Nebraska this fall,
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