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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (June 10, 1891)
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The following arc the sentiments of our fair coeds:
Let the old smoker lake delight
In the good company of his pipe.
I simply ask you give me some
Of my own favorite chewing gum.
Take' my good name, lake my good looks,
Or take my money or my hooks,
Yea, take my friends, hut leave mc stacks
Of my own favorite chewing wax. Ex.
Vol. XX., No. I., of the Aurora, coming from the lit
erary societies of the Iowa State Agricultuial College, Ames,
Iowa, presents a very neat appearance, is well arranged and
contains very good reading matter. It is not as large nor
perhaps of as high a standard as one would suppose, to be
coming, Irom so many literary societies, but wc presume this
is due to to the fact that there arc other papers published at
I. A. C. Wc have not seen the Aurora on our table before,
but it has piobably been a visitor here in the past, and wc
hope it will continue to be in the future.
A Twick Toi.n Talk. "I went over intending to spend
a long evening with Alice some time since. As we Saturn
her Mars porch in close conjunction, I had just touched my
lips to her lair check when the old lady, who had Orion us,
came out, her biovv hhukci than I h.ive evei Zenith undei
cloud. "Jupiter?" she said. No, I didn't, Earth ought to
said I. "You're a Lyra, Hcln quarter," she said, and 1
don't want you coming aiound to Horcalis any more." If
Uranus off I dodged and went home thinking, a man may
planet it, but he can't comet.- Ex.
The above is very ingenious. The authoi must have been
a star gazer or rather a planet ga.cr, and very proficient
in the business. .
The following appears in The Ecriteaw.
"Wc wish to congratulate The Delphic on its contest cdi
tion. Wc look at the cuts of the oralois and the gcncial
"make up," then at the contest edition of Thk Hesperian
of last year, and then with tears of sorrow rolling down our
cheeks, we cannot help but sob, poor Nebraska, she is
"never in it."
Wc would like to amend this to read as follows: "Wc
wish to congratulate The Delphic or. its contest edition. Wc
look at the cuts of the orators (at ten dollars a look) and the
general "make up," then wc think of the fate of our orator
who won tenth place, and with tears of sorrow rolling down
our cheeks we cannot help but sob, poor Nebraska, she is
"never in' it."
The Bema contains an account of a ball game between
the faculty of Del'auw University and the senior class.
This was quite a novel game and must have been quite
interesting. The faculty adopted the scale of 10 per cent,
ns their standard and were given seven per cent by the
scorers, while the seniors did not confine themselves to such
narrow bounds and consequently walked off with thc,laurcls.
This game establishes a good precedent and the idea should
be caefully considered by the faculties of the diflcicut col
lege. It would be very hard to get the faculty of our insti
tution to "enter the diamond" for the members arc very
busy. In fact they are so busy that they find it impossible
to attend chapel exercises.
From the tone of an editorial in The Ecriteau it would
seem that there is talk of starting another paper at the Wes
leyan. The editorial is a good one and should be heeded.
If we were allowed to give a little advice on the subject, it
would be this: let every student of the Weslcyan rally to the
support of its rrpicsentativc paper and make it the best sh"et
possible. Thcie is nothing that will publish to the whole
college woild a division among the students of a school, espe
cially if it is a young institution with a reputation to cstab
lish, better than to have two or more poorly edited papers
issuing from the institution. Again, there is nothing that
tends to keep the students divided more than to try to main
tain two papers whose representatives are antagonistic to
each othai. It is annoying to an exchange editor, and wo
suppose, to readers in general, to have four or five papers
coming in from colleges where there should be but one. As
a rule they arc mere excuses, and could the cream be
skimmed from each one, a very good paper would be the
result, while the milk remaining, would soar if kept on ice.
In some of our eastern institutions, such as Cornell, Harvard,
Yale, and others it is all right to have a number of papers.
Such schools may easily support them. But in nsaily all of
our western colleges, one college paper is enough. Don't
start the second until it is absolutely necessary. Hence wc
would suggest to the Wcsleyanitcs that they stick to The
Ecriteau and make a paper out of it instead of trying to
maintain two excuses.
ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENTS.
Lincoln Neh., June i, 1891.
Alumni Editor HESPERIAN:
As T have no well defined idea of what is expected in a letter
of this kind, I shall presume that it is expected to touch
briefly such topics as I might discuss more in detail if I were
afforded the privilege of spending a garrulous hour In the
company of one or more of the alumni whom I had not met
for many months.
In the first place, for the information of those alumni who
do not frequently visit Lincoln, and with the assumption that
in a letter of this kind no apology is necessary for making
the capital "I" the central point of the writer's remarks,
I may locate myself in the field of alumni activity. I have
been engaged in newspaper work in Lincoln since 1883. For
the last three years I have been making a study of the social
and political system through the medium of proprietary
journalism. As to the guiding principle of my work, I may
summarize it as an effort to promote the .general movement
of society toward a satisfactory plane of equality by leveling
up morally and leveling up and down financially; an effort
which involves the persistent encouragement of worthy influ
ences, the fearless puncturing of pretending frauds and the
vigorous espousal of the social and political reforms which
arc tending towari' a broader and deeper humanity. As to
the fruits of. my experience in so far as they might be of
value to the younger readers of The Hesperian who have
not yet chosen a profession I may say a few words. Journal
ism as a profession can hardly be satisfactory unless combined
with journalism as a business, and journalism as a business
probably presents more difficulties than are encoutcred in any
other business in which men engage. No journalistic expe
rience can be cntitcly satisfactory in which the freedom of
the mind that docs the professional work is limited by
another mind which rules the counting room or directs the
cditoiial policy. No intellect can be strong without being
ficc. No man can sell his intellect into slavery without
dwarfing and degrading it. This statement has reference
only to those departments which involve the forming and
expressing of opinions. There arc specialties in newspaper
work which have nothing to do with opinions; but in the
highest department of newspaper work the editor can work
satisfactorily only under the freedom that comes with own
ership, or at least with the entire control of the paper's
When the alumnus locks beyond the personal affairs of
himself and his fellows, his next interest is his alma mater.
The alumni of Nebraska university are now numerous enough
so that they should exert a strong influence upon the affairs
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