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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1899)
PLANS THE FUTURE.
A Big Blblo Work Promlsod
For tho Coming
riio cm", logo V. M. ('. A. had lt iruo
beginning lit JSTT, nnd today their
vast brotherhood oi college mi'ii en
circles the globe. 'Phut Mi's nssoelif
ilni '1ms grow ii' ho rapidly Is duo to
two facts: it moot u poriiHinont want
ami has boon brought Int.. unity with
iiiuiMinl skill. , ,
1 in- work of tho college nssoHntlou
n ptlnclpnlly of a religious nail social
character. Tho homl of union is com
in ,'i work Jimli common) sympathy.
Ibis fraternity of young men leagued
together In tin name of Christ and
fur I ho promotion n Mio Christian re
ligion exert in Hii'li' personal ami
I'luiibiiifd sMiipaihy nn ilnlluenvo vus,
Ij mro powerful tlian any which they
I'on-oloiitiou-iv exert by Miclr rolig
"SS'lierevt r tiii'io arc y..'iu.g men,
Cure l our 111.1. appears to be Uio
f.inuuhi under which the Y. M. ('. A.
win Us. Of all young men thie In col
leges arc the most IniporUin. to the
futme of the would. They are the
pre-destlncd lenders In the church
nnd state. In reaching the eo.legc-,
the assi.iatlon 1ms reached the foun
tain of thought. As they think, the
world of Midr day will' think, and as
they work will the institutions of to
dav nourish or decline. 'Phi. 1 be
coming Increasingly true, ior the in
llnence of the lAi'lcgc men Is becoming
more felt In ovorj direction. As a Held
for piojecting v .inislianity into the fu
ture as a dominant intluencc there is
Christian beliet among the young
men of our co'.hgis and line univer
sities has iiu.t weakened. It Is true
mat there Is lest, reverence tuduy for
the sebolsMe and dogmatic forms
which were of old Identified with
Christianity. Tho colleges and univer
sities arc 'today giving protection,
moral and religious, inlluenee t
young men in a degree second onlj
t . the home. The young man on
leaving home has many tcinplutioins
to meet, yet he can 11ml iw place out
side of the eo. cge where good is
seeking him so earnestly. About :r
per cent of College Ifc.ys tire members
of churches, while only lo per ecu
the young men as a whole are church
The future outlook of the V. M. C.
. in flic Cnlverslty of Nebraska hs
most hi point, nnd plans for net
,,ear's work are In n large measure
perfected. now. .lodging from the
past progress of the association, a con
servative estimate gives a membership
of loo for next year. Tliiohors for
Hlble classes hae been selected who
will spend much cfMihc summer In pre
paring and llttlng themselves for t.idr
work. At leas, 150 students will be
eniollcd in these Itible classes. City
im s.-ions, wihiiii hae been canted on
with great siicccs, wiM be extended
to -evernl more fields. Arrnngeineir's
are under wa, In L'on,,iinetlon with the
university authorities to provide suit
able woins and nurses for tin- care
of slek students. Hut space will not
permit further details in Mils connei
tlon. The Y. M. C A. of 'the CiiIa cosily of
Nebraska has one governing Impetus
only: the desire to do guxl to young
men, and the lest service to be ren
dered them i" to lead them to rover
nnd love .lesus Christ. To use all In
nocent and rational means as uilnis
trants K. their highest niliiNtry this
is the simple creed of the Y. M. C. A.
Its work Is not antagoni-tie, but posi
tive and in a spirit of helpfulness.
V) agency is employed vvitHi a lnnle
Aolent purpose. If selfishness creeps
in, it is an alien; for dt is ro.nikod by
thf lofty ideal vwhieh the young men
have set' before them. To every young
man In point of fact, is presented Mio
"And thy striving be It with loving,
Sad thy' living deed1 on deed."
COMIMITTUI ON IIIHM'' STU)Y.
The Wide, study committee I en
deavorlng to gicutlv lncicase the num
ber of students In t'he llllrie ola-sos
net year. Over fifty men are now en
rolled, and the committee expects to
treble Mils nuni'ber. Hopes are enter
tained Mint, overv, cointiuititoeinuu will
bectrnc a leader or student in u chiss.
The men in the elapse- now will
doubtless re-enter them when they ro
turn, and these, with a number of
others who 'have already signllied
Miiir intention of entering, will form
a good nucleiiH to begin with when, Mie.
university opens next fall. At Mint
time streniu.us efforts will 'be put
forth to induce iu many students, old
and new, to enter a, possible.
Classes for next ycnr'si work will be
wssigncd to leaders in the near fu
ture. Text boolcs will be ordered early
so Miat the work may begin when
school upens without delay.
This year a normal class for the
leaders was organized, under the di
rection of Mr. Sheldon. There will
probably be two of them ne.vt year.
A Avon! of explanation here will per
haps not be cut of place.
The text hooks are "A Life of
Christ," "A Life of Paul," ami "Stud
ies in th'e Old Testament." The life
of Christ was nrraivged by Ti. H. Sher
man for tho international committee
of the Y. M. C. A. The mthcis h
prominent scolar. A lesson i- pro
vided f,ii every day In the school ,vcar.
Half an hour a day Is required for
litis oourwo, and I ho oIiimuh moot at
it convenient time for an hour dining
the week for conference nnd discus
sion. A student will nk perhaps Can
I spare the time? Cortitlnly; every
one 'diould give nt least half an Irour
to the study of (J M's word' dttiiv.
SSDiy not enter u clas and study It
syatoiuntleaHy ami connccti lively us
you would any college study?
SVho would think of studying Oroek
or Chemistry by perhaps reatllng ovtc
a few linos of tho su.ijcct hcfoie re
tiring In the evening and thlnkiu,g no
more f It until the west evening?
Ii Is certain u great many treat the
suibjeet of eternal life In this vvny.
Surely the scripture are worthy of
the lK't and deepest study.
If such men as (lladsitoue, Nenndor,
MdcrHhclin and Professor Druininond
foniKl It protltable study every cmMcgo
inanicnn, whatever Ills views may he.
Hut above all, this t inly will bring
n great blesulng to Mio Indlvlirunl, as
tlio men In the blblv clnisos will glad
ly testify. II Is a source f streingth to
draw from diiy by day to inert the
1ml lies of life.
Follow student think on Miono
things. An.v nieinber or the Hlble
xtudy coininlttee wiul, glady te
celve yniur name.
why siiori.D tii hi'xivkiwity
NOT 11AYF .. Y. M. C. A.
At t'he opening of the mvv raoni
pi veil (his ,,etll foi ihe lliC of tllC Y.
M. C. A., Chnneellor Macl.eau depl'ored
the ill-eqiilppment of tho mint wide
icaehlng of iinlvoiwrly orgaulalilonx,
i.ihe Christian nssoclu Units. It has
only been since I SOU that these tis-o-clnt'ioiw
hlive had any place Mint couhl
be culled homo, and oven then but a
single roirm for eaeh. This yoor the
X. M. C, A. vvav given a larger room
In udtlitloii to the old one. The Y.
W. C. A. has still only the one room
which Is iiMogelher luniioquate fcr the
iiooiN of the young vvoinen of the uni
versity. So great wa. the need f r
Y. i. L. A. Building,
resting inula for them. Mint the mil-'
ciMl) aiitnoiMies luui a ntrt ol t lit
li.i.M'iiicnl Inii. in the lilmir.v curtained
,i'V for thU purpiiM'. And still
throughout the lini.xling eiupt class
looms, welic, as a nuttier ot come,
thi'ie oiii lie mum' of the feeling of re
tirement or privacy, many tuden4 go
of neeesslt.v ti.eat their lunvhcs and
ret for a lew iiniiiient, in tine mid
dle of the da,v.
All who tieiUiMit the asucia:ion
riKiiuin and make use of them in this
way tlnd thein n greai, eouvenlcuce.
'they supply the need that t'he univer
sity on a not wtipply, namely, the much
needed retreat for h intents, nnd ope
ehu.'ly tho.se who are too fur Mom
homo or rooms to go to them in the
middle, of the day.
'Plio asMK'lalloiiH In scope and Inllu
enee, have developed v eiry nipidl.v
ince they have nil their humble
homes. 'I he iiieiubortdilp of the Y,
M. A. C. Ihih this jour, Inrgol'y owing
to the geneinl ooiotary' supervision,
iiwire than donble.. luerciMlnig from
on huiulrcd anil twcim-thrcc to two
Inindied and eighty -svon. Some of
the Mielnl fiinetiloiiJ of the ussoela
iloti take rank with t'he greatest in the
iiiilvcndly, and the Y. M. and Y. SV. C.
A. have gained' a place, ami dignity
second to no other organlintinnto do
our Institution nnd t'he prospect are
.nut the development litis just Iniii.v
To keep up wlMi our grow I h. what
shonltl wo do nest? The iinlver-ltv
is growing and vvamtB new and etend
ed equtpincut to moet the lnerea.lng
deiuans. 't'he noiintlon-, need also
to Increase their eipiipmeiut. Thej
have come to be nu Iiul.i-pen-.ible fac
tor In the Institution. They alone
ihave it for their exclusive busine'. to
look after the spiritual and social well
neing or the Htiulents and fnrnisHi al-
Ii7i'i. n "!,,yil'n,," '"0'""' "
.... 1 ...r,.,.,P, .,,,,. umvoiNiij
can meet. I h scope of tho work has
so f ,. neeew.rily been wnall-limlted ,
...... ..,..,,.., me iiswoeiniioiu..
"l "'"" " inenineiN of ;
the n-oelatiotm and cn.nenient for
ices lnv!,.t!slc,.!,!U Wlmt """iy w'- 'nl"g. 'gro'wing ascIai.o. is a
egos Dave secured Is an iimhm.i..oh U,-,.m ,ui-.ui .ii ...i.,...i ..,
nSi!;''''''-'.' '? mi, m'1"! of '' !'lntloii hnlldlngin the near future.
1 stttutions. Pirfs b.tlhling- should be T1,P .in,Joymcn.t 'bureau s the hit-
4" 'iiii-iii mr, 1 jit work him iiitilfini lv t.ho n.icirviln.
studeiut alValls oonuected with tho n
soelaltlons. but for students nun nil or
ganli'.atlons. In such u building wonlil u ptiidlc
l.all and iniaKiM- . ., i, parlors, ivad
Itig, eoiiwnltteo niul other roon,i. n 1
quiet, eur.y nnd honiollks- im nu
where ineiiioers of t.h utilvt r-nv
could go anil feci the reatralut of ih-
l,.vv;l hlllUl.i V
litsliing siin nt lili- ' I'Mi.iM'il.
Hisldes tlie-c named n.uvenli nee.
',lierc hihoiiid n .mi oe ail the other ac
ocKSMiilo that go In make up th,s
sixial ceiitei at il ret i o.i i for .Indents
iivvnv, Irom i m .
Now, what W io no done? So ate
an liotitutloii if which we are proud.
i The I'tilveivlty of Nebraska has not
onl,v quanti''i,v hut quaiity. It ha
two thousund students who. when
they !en br "a'! , il" It ever her
credit. It uinks well among all the
liglier schooN of our eouintry and
among the very first of t'he west. It
holils ii ciedliuble rank tn uthletie..
fm etudes ami whatever otheo lines
il u conipcteii wit'h otihor institu
tions, When Its Christian associations
resolve that they need nml are going
to hnvo n building for thetn-oves they
can have it just as t'he associations in
nether Institution have secured
SS'o, lit our n-nriutimiH ave inanv
ivainples to follow in eeiiilng a
University of Minnesota.
building In Iuva are two colleges
vv tli inn. iliugs ilevoted to ne t hrist
laii assei.Mioiis. 't'he one nt Iowa State
I niversii co-t .mo.oiio, of Which the
nieiiibt-is null lricmls of the institu
tion gave $.'0,0110. Alt I'lvivei-itj of
town a bu .llirg' vns erected at a oiM
of ?:!a,()()0. Darttn.with eo..egc ha.-, a
l.i,iii,(i wtriu tine paid for in sniul!
am. nun. by nieinbers nnd friends oT
iilie M-hoi.I. In l!).") nilnetecni asKocia
t in building's had boon completed nnd
twcr.tt.v-thrco mote were In process of
coaihlruutlon or talslng funds. Arc
the student, of the driver-It of e
br.ilni less capable of undei Inking
ami carrying out large icspon-dhili-tii'K
tlimi lite Mttidenls of ounr inti
tiitw)nis When we see tho need and
make up our mim.4 that we are g ng
to huve Mie proper liiilhllug it will U
only a question of n stniill amount or
lime before we have it. SS h,v . a 'n
tlc coMcge in liiuMiimt, llai aver, wit ,
less tlimi iwo li'iimlrcd t-'uncnt. i reel
til a $()(io building and miin.v. in-'i
lutlonw'very niiich smn'Ier than mil
have erected bulldliegs costing fi,,n
$1.(100 to $,000. In mime r tin- I llgc
ciiKtern colleges the stiulcnts staitcil
the work ami thus inspired philan
th'i'oplcall.v iKiined pir-oni- to ihiuate
frMn half to ttenrly the whole cost of
"in iiiniug. ivxampio ,t ,nese are
"Murn.v Hall" at Princton. "llarneN'
lla"" nt ( nrnci:, for which Sir. Parties
gave $1:1.01111 of the f.'i.'.OllO co-t; "Sil
liman Hull' at Hanilltoii cillege. .New
Suk; "(hire Hall." Iowa State l'n
veilt, for which Mr. Clare gnve
Iiiiiiiii of the 0,000 cost; anil "Stiles
Iln '" at the CmiverMity of Ciliforahi.
At many other places members
and fiietwls of the college have
erected' buildings, and the results
In owvy case have prowtl the in
ves,imetit most gratifying. With our
two thotiMitid itudent a $20,000 bnlld-
.l. . 1...11 ii
Inif might to bo a very motlumto 1111
(leetaklngj and vv the opportttnitv
for work a.ul the advantuges it won' 1
alVord in ur crowded condition, the
east we shotl d ox-nect from nnr en
(ion In our university. Pr .'mlily tho
most of us arc mirprlfx 1 at the ex-
,uine pi, ii tu ami. iy ot n.ts work vvacii
in nt invHigiii to unr notice, inu asso
cuiiion is ueiu M oe oi use to tiliu sill
ticii,i , legaiu.efcw ,i. tucii' connections.
VV.e.l I lie an.VcrSlty lllHtlUlllOllh. It Is
ine ki.i. iieuuai gi'oiimli winoix! tun
oiiieiiuift ale sci ustitu. Our pititforin
oi sen ue is one upon vviildn wo nil
uwit stan, i.
i note nave neon iwo giuait noodis
c.i.,iiiy! lor tile estniiiis. incut ot tlilit
uiqiai iineni: one tn ibu tin. .orsi'ty it
se.i it ii 1 1 the ouncr Hi die o..j. Jit Is
estimated hint thoie aru iiu letisl two
nun.ircii men in tlio unlvorsity who
are inuK'.'i.'g parti or a,,, of 'their ox
pciiMS vviii..e note ai'tundlng .seh.nl.
i ,(ii-ii ilieie is In lancoiii n large de
nial, it lor men ito do small jobs, and It
i,. i, en dilncult to procure ii man
when most needed, II to the busl-iu-
ot tli'is ilopariiuont to bring those
two oMietnc iloiniinilH together s) that
the.v lua.v sai.il-,f, ciich otlier.
ibis w i -k nils been nono at tho ox
ecnilve olltcu herctolore, but, owing to
l lie Inei eased iiiuoiiut of work devolv
ing up, n tliiM,e in Uniit ofllee, Mils
work was turaotl over to t'he asilu
thin l.i-t .Novem.ier, so that more time
could be devoted to making it bouon
eial to a Kirge number oT Mie student..
Cp to the time of making Mils to
port this ilepai intent mis furmished
seventy j lu to slinlents. Those jon
range li-oni steady einploynieint, that
brought .o the student his boattl or
rum to an hour or two of work. SS'lhilu
this may not seem i be u very Surge
showing, yi with the poor facilities
for hantllliK' the work showed that
good wotk had been done nml proved
the dcpailinent U) ho tin extremely
pinotlevil Kirt of ,.ir work. Some days
wo have fiirnl.thoil four or five, d'ilVor
en I men with work.
ily the opening of tho next school
your the department expects to Hiuvo
Its work systematized so ut We can
1111 all demands f.r nieii on short no
One of the most erions liiiulituio-eH
to our work this pawl year wiis that
the poopleof Mnoo'.u did not ktrow
that ihoie was such u filing us an1 cm-
loynienl bureau at tlio university,
where they could ohtulu u man t do
the odtl jobs that are constnntly on
linr.il at the homo. SS'o have fclt'thU
nek of twlveti.-enii at sndlj, and' we ask
the student! to assist us in ovoreoin
iii'g this difllcully. The College jiiipers
have told of .i-ir ptesenec here, but
tliese papers do not reaoh t.ho eltl
eits whom we mosti desire to reach.
SS'o wonNI ti-k tho students thti't they
sperad tlio faet of the exl-tenee of this
ikpai tinent among tho citlens of Lin
coln. 'c will be grind to recive calls
for any .Id jobs, us tending furnace,
earl i j; for horse and cows, mowing
lawi , d'olng ianitor work, making
gardens, vwutaiirg- tables t- anyttliing
ol Mint an honoraii.e mtiii can do.
In order Hint the iciptcst may be
tilled hi the satisfaction of all con
cerned !t would be well will on apply
ing for a man tlui.t the kind and
nmount of work bo stated.
I.. .1. MAIJSII.
I.iiclou .1. Mnivsli, re-elected vice
president, is an "old war hore" In the
work. Mr. Marsh is ii junior and anti
cipator entering some line olf Chris
t'mn mirk. His sninmer in the Y. M.
C. A. army itisMit at (Miickamaugii has
nmde him exceedingly valumble to the
asxnelaitlon. In addition to his du
ties lu vice-prowl dent he Ikisi boon
placed at the head of the employment
bmcuii and uuvlcr his directions it Is
fast becoming one of tho prominent
lines of work In Mie association. Mr.
Marsh has not setitlnd detlnltcly the
line of work that he will take up after
loavirg M-hrnl, In will prolKibiy outer
k me line i f ( hiisll.in work.
- 11 11 11 m -""'" - -
joiin ir. noosE.
I0I111 II. Hoitse, the ivtlrlllg piHt,!
dent, is a seniior. lie is studying for
the miiiistrv and will c nit or MeCor
uilck 'I hiNilugiiMl st miliary at Chicago
in the fall. Air. House was imi i-Ijv inter-i-ted
in association work. A flier on
toping tlie iiniversiity an, I arlng Ids
entire course has Im-cii ootiw in the
work for young men. lie was 11 dele
gate to tho great missionary conven
tion, held in Cleveland oni year ago,
and also to Lake (lenova conference
during the sinner. tMr. J loose, has
niude for hlmsielf an eiavlablit ivcord
dining the Host ywir. During his nd
1111I 11 Is't ration the work hits reuched out
into new linos of activity and has been
Irotight ton position where Itt'onehes
the 1111 1 life of young' men us It has
never done before. 'Plic work has re
celvit'd his careful) supervision at all
times nnd he has shown himself a man
of ilare judgment.
During his stay In the university hu
has been prninlneint in nil studemt un
dertakings, ille luis well merited the
ciiiitldcncc Mint has been placed In him
by all stndeiMs SSh.n Mr. MM)W
gradiinile the ass, e itn i will ioho
good friend an I onipe' nt adviser.
W. W. SIIITF.
ST. V. lilt., one of the foremost
Hlble situdenls of this emit il r, , iln,
just complete. I u tour of Ii:m' vvnild
making 4i stop In Caleitt'tm, In tin, of
two yoaes. Mr. SS'hlte hint done mini,
for Hiblo sliuly In tlio ac'-oelatloiis H
Is one of the apeaker seleole.l fir the
C. .1. M.I. ION.
('. ,1. Alten, as t'lvistitcr, Is w
kimwn as an as lelallan worker. Mr,
Allen Is u iudiei't volnnitecr nnd for
wiwernl yeuis ha hcen liitoitnely itu.-i-entod
In tdls lino or wiirk. llv ,,s ft
dolegute to IW Cleveland eonveiiMliin in
'US. Mr. Allen hus inatle a careful
study of mlssi.uis nml no doubt is tli0
bol liiforitifd man In the litwitltiiiiou
on Mil., llnv f w.itk. At the bum
iilug of the year owing to the faet tint
Mr. lluiiitlug htti gone ti war he vas
called fni'm the olialrmiinK-tliip of this
ctuninittee ti) ih nilss-ionnry eoniinit
toe to act as t nni.su rer. T'he fact that
thn iiixDoiiitlou litis paid all bills
promptly liais been commonllml upon
many times during the year and this
excellent etiuiMlion of infi'ulr.s is large
ly due 'to the untiring 'olVort.s of Mr.
Allen, fl'o such an extent was his In
bors upprtwiuted Mint he was tv-eleet-ed
treasure at the recent election mil
In Mils eiiKtclty he will ilotibMitis -en-iter
tihe work vatiniblc service in tho
coining , mr. Dining the pist two
years he has pnblislie I "College Men."
u publietiti in l-Mie I in the lutoivst of
the college ass tciniMuu of tho state.
S. M. S FOK1).
Mr. N.I.V. ford is peih.iips tin must
popular n.luge in. in in i Ii -. , 1 1 1 1 1 r,v
'and knows more coilogv men intiin.iti-
ly than any other member of the In
ternal ionnl comaiitiee. It is imped
that Mr. Say ford will visit Nebraska
Sam Anderson, recently elected re
cording secretury, conic from Omaha.
He is well quuntied for luis pu-itum
on account of hi cxcel'lcnt business
training-, lie was for a long tlni" the
b.okkeepcr in the I'nlou National
bank at Omaha anil In thut eapieity
he received a training which makes
htm invaluable to the association.
The ofllee of recording secretin v Is
now one of Importance. The compil
ing of records ami roligiii.-. -tatls-tics
is very essential in a college a so
liation. The vvihole membership is
confident Mint under the direction of
Mr. Anderson this line of work will
be carefully done.
c. c. Mtxciii:xi:ii.
C. C. Miivohenor, of Cliicngo, lt.i" en
deared hinus'elf t cvniry college in 111 lit
the middle west who Imes and a (mires
manly ctdllege men. Mr. Mint-ltener U
a graduate of Penii colVgc, at ()ko
loosu, Iowi. Shortly after gnnlii.vti"i
he was eh'oscn college seeret.ir,i 1 'f
I own and under his dlree.ion the col
lege wwrk of the state was brought to
a polnl of rafu excellence. It vv.w
while In this capai;ity that he w,h sent
out to do deputation work In some of
the udjoining Ntuti-s by Mie Interna
Mount committee. iH 'rare abllit.v '
college work was soon recognlcd. In
due time be was chosen as a uieitiher
of the InternaMonal CanunHtee, hav
ing charge of the college work m the
middle Avest. lie has thrown lino the
work a trained mind and ti consecrat
ed life and u 11 result the rcliglaus
work of the western iiiNtitutlonK has
boon developed and brtxidoncd be.votul
all o.)ceit4i.tjoim, illih work is largely
done through other men. Those who
know 'him best sa,y that of nil men in
oellego work he has not n peer ia his
nihility to determine Mie posslibllltle'
nnd nwourccB of unen. fe wecins to
have Min,t rare ability of fitting nien
for thein respective positions. H's
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