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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1891)
Hi on Schooi,, l,iNroi,N, Neb,, October 12, 1891.
To the Alumni Editor of the Hesperian:
The diligence of the editor oi the alumni dcpaitmcnl in
trying to pick up stray alumni deserves to be ic warded by
more results thnn have hcictofoic crowned his visits to the
high school building. To many readers of Tin: Ilr.SiT.KiAN,
1 need not saywheic I am or what I am doing. Hut some of
the alumni gel Till'. IIkmt.kian who do not sec me often,
and it is to those that I address myself. T. II. Maislnnd,
yo, Mis. Ada J. Atkinson, '79, and your Humble scivanl aic
in the high school woik hcic in Lincoln. Mrs, Atkinson has
the history, Mr. Maislnnd is professor of chemist ly, physics,
and botany, and to me has fallen whatever the icst of the ten
tcachcis (including the pi incipal) do not have. Foitunatcly 1
this includes some vciy intcicsting woik, such as the deck, )
senior Latin, and the civil studies. The last includes studies
ol a term in civil government, political economy, and com
mcicial law. University people do not, perhaps, expect us to
slop for any gicat length of time in high schools, and wc do
not pioposc o disappoint thcii expectations. The work is
pleasant and would icmpt any except univcisity people to
stay. Qui woik gives us vciy little time to think of special
woik, but it is to be hoped that the students who have stud
ied with Piofcssor Hcssey 01 Piofcssor Ilowa.d will know
how to put in thai little spate time along the light line.
Alitmni arc welcome to come in on us any time at the lcii
tial building and see out woik. Vciy tiuly,
Jay A. Haiiri. 1 1, '88.
'88 Charles S. Lobingcr is the author of an able aHiclc
on "Navigable Waters" in The Ameiican and English Ency
dopedia of Law." The at tide has met with f.n 01 able com
ment, and the publishers, the Edwaid Thompson Co,, Noith
poit, N. V., wcic so well pleased that they offciedhimapetina
nent situation with a good salaiy. As Mr. Lobingcr declined
this, they have employed him to do some fuithei woik foi
The alumni aic moic than giatilied with the inteiest Chan
cellor Canficld has shown in alumni matters. The plan is to
form a club of the college giaduatcs in this city and at some
f ut in c time to have rooms which will be headcptaitcis for all
college bred men. The object is a w 01 thy one and all alumni
should take an interest in the movement.
C. F. French, '94, is working on a faun near Friend. Mr.
French will be remembeied as the gentleman who was so
badly frightened one night in the fall of '89 when the second
preps, freshmen and sophomoies were having some pleasant
'89 -G. W. Geiuig is following up his couisc in the Eng
lish drama xmder Professor Sherman by a piactical study of
the woikings of the local theateis in older to make himself
thoioughly conversant with them.
The alumni of the militaiy department aic somewhat anx
ious to sec the new tactics, as in all probability they will need
to study it some before they will be competent officers in mili
tary parades in the future. s
John Drydcn, '84, ieels so despondent ovei not being
qualified for membership in the alumni association that he has
made up his mind to return sometime and complete his course.
'85 A. G. Warner has icturned to Washington, D. C.
His report which is now in the press will soon be out. Mrs.
' WamCl 'will join him soon.
N. M. Graham, a student last year, is a candidate for the
office of county superintendent in Clay county on the indepen
Ned Hrown, '91, is still employed in a bank ut Grout. He
is not ccitain whether he will return to school this year or not.
'81 A. R. Kcim, who is an nttorney-at-law at Fallh City,
stopped off between tiains to see his biother W. S. Kcim.
Misses Mamie lliyan and Lena l)c.ccs2 aic attending,
school at the Jacksonville female academy, Illinois.
8o Rev. James II. Worlcy was piesent at chapel cxcicisev
and offered prayer, tine day last week.
Allen Meeker, '94, who knew eveiybody last year is cleik
ing in a boot and shoe stoic.
W. II. Robeitson, '90; is editor of the Chel'alis A'tigge.
J. 1'. Miller, '95, is with a surveying p.uty in Mexico.
The second meeting of the athletic association was held
in Palladian hall, Octobci 3. The new constitution pic
paicd by the committee was submitted to the association and
with considciablc modification was adopted. A board of
diicctots elected by the association will hcicaftcr have prac
tical conttol of all athletics connected with the Univcisity ol
Nebraska. The iliicctois appointed arc Geo. L. Sheldon,
J. II. Johnston, C. D. Chandler, C. F. Stioman and C. M.
Skilcs. The management ol the base ball team will be in the
hands of Mailcy, Stioman and Chandler. Chandler, Skilcs
and Gerrard will be icsponsiblc foi the foot ball team. Thete
was an inclination on the pait of a small 11111101 ity to object to
the constitution as finally adopted, especially was this true oi
the ai tides pioiding foi the election of the dircctois.by a
general vote of the association and fixing the fee for member
ship at fifty cents pel yeai. It is piobablc that 111 time it will
be found advantageous to amend and laigely change the
whole constitution, but foi the piesent time it will seive its
puiposc eiy well. Evciy attempt to place the contiol of ath
letic games in the hands of a selfish ininoiity should end as
did this attempt in lailuic. A clique that demands cveiy
thing when an oppoitunity picscnts itself, in the end gener
ally gets nothing. This nilc will apply to "Haibs" as well
hs to "Fiats." When you aic entiustcd with power, gentle
men, lcmcmbci that it is a "public tiust" and act fairly.
At last the foot ball team has commenced practice with a
vim that augiiis well for its success. A piacticc game between
the team and a picked eleven took place on the campus,
Octobei 10. The last half ol the game was not played owing
to the ball being broken. Hut the game piogrcssed suffi
ciently far to demonstrate to the pbked eleven that they
wcie not half a match for their opponents. The first touch
down was made in two minutes and many more were added
during the eighteen minutes that followed but noncof thsse
wcic to the ciedit of the picked eleven. The committee is
watching closely the movements of the new men and will soon
be able to make up the first eleven. Mockett, out famous
half back, will be with us and with a good goal tend we are
icady to play llarvaid.
The co-eds weic startled one day last week to icad on the
bulletin boaid, "Evciy gill must register for gymnasium
work." Many aic inclined to think that work should not be
compulsory. If this nilc is strictly aUhcied to, no doubt
injustice will be done to a few but on the whole the rule is
certainly a good one. Undoubtedly, those gills that live in
the city and who have work to do at home besides walking a
good distance to school should hae exceptions made in their
cases. At least, this, to an unintcicsled observer, seems the
right way to do.
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