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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1892)
"I suppose you have rend in the pnpcis something the .
past tew weeks about Harvard fraternities, especially the IJ.
K. E., illustrations of which are given in the last farfer's
Weekly. The excitement an pretty high here foi a time
after the publication of William Lloyd Harrison's letter." I
think the papers of the country have made altogether too
much ado about it. Harvard is singularly free fiom fratcr
nitics. Here the better class, indeed, the students as a whole
look with considerable disapproval upon the fraternity prac
tices, which are not nearly so bad as in other institutions.
The D. K. E. fraternity has just promised the board to abol
ish branding as a part of their initiation ceremony and so the
board did not take any action in regard to repressing the
"It is surprising lor a western man what patience these
c'astern people have. II they had such muddy streets in Lin
coln the city council would all be lynched. They do not
pretend to have sidewalks except that they occasionally
sprinkle a few ashes or a few spoonfuls of giavel along the
sides ol the sticets. I do not think the people like mud any
better than western people, nor do 1 think that they know of
none ot the improvements of modern times. I think it is all
because their great grandfathers did not hav. sidewalks and
veil paved streets, so they think it wouid be very improper
to have them now."
"One thing that is veiy noticenble here, that 1 rather like,
is the independence or self-dependence oftheguls. It is
rather strange to see a young lady come to church with a
young man. They more often go alone, not even having a
lady companion. Sunday evenings one sees a great many
more ladies on the streets alone than gentlemen, owing, I
suppose, to the fact that so many moie of the genllei sex go
ThuUnlvorHlly mul tliu World' 1-Vir.
Lincoln, Nkii., Januaiy 25, iSy2.
liditar Alumni Department, Hksi'KKIAN:
Permit me to utilize a part of the alumni column of the
old leliable HKSI'KKIAN whose battle scars icmiiid me of the
by-gone fights and tribulations which it has encountered, but
still lematns where it belongs--on lop, better than cvei.
The subject which I wish to present is ol interest to the
students of the university, as well as the citiens of the state,
as it will undoubtedly act as an important educator to the
masses, in presenting a cenluij's giowth, of not only this
country but many foreign nations. I refer to the World's
Columbian Exposit'on to be held in Chicago in 1893. Evciy
student lias a desire, il not a determination, to attend this
exposition and many have abeady made preparations to do
so While these preparations have been going on, a most
import nit step has been ovei looked ty the student body
although preliminary 9 tups have been taken by the icgents.
Tin is the display the iinivcisity ought to make at, this
Inir and which demands the hearty eo-opeiatlou of all the
students in the university. As tor myself, 1 am deeply inter
ested in .i creditable displa) from this state and particularly
from the iinivcsily. My inteiest is due, in the first place, to
the fact that this is my native slate, and, in the second place,
for the same reason which every alumnus of this institution
should be. The alumni perhaps occupies an advantageous
position to that of the student body, but with a co-operation
of both, a novel and cieditablc display eoald be evolved. I
say novel because nothing but a novel attractive display
should be undertaken by this or any other institution or body.
It will be quality not quantity, novelty notvastness, that will
bring the best results.
The vastness of the other displays at the fair will eclipse
anything Nebraska or the university :ould attempt in this
line. So whatever is done should be well done. In this
legard a number of plans for a univeisity exhibit could be
cvolve.l. I have a design which I feel certain would be
exceedingly novel and attractive which space does not per
mit me to unfold. Others can and perhaps have evolved
Now I have a plan whereby the students can begin
immediately and make the university exhibit an assured
success. The main requisite is money and my plan concerns
this. From personal contact with members of the State Col
umbian Commission, I can truthfully say that the amount
which will be set aside for the educational exhibit will be
small and insufficient. Here it is that the students can show
their intetcst. If some person of national reputation or even
local can be secured and the same results obtained as George
Kennan's lecture netted, a course during the year would net
a handsome surplus. A similar plan has been adopted in
South Dakota and Indiana with remarkable success.
At any rate let some plan be adopted and money raised
lor the unhcrsity exhibit. The university was never in a
moi e flouiishing condition, with the brightest promises undei
the present management. All we need now is the students
numbeiiug up in the thousands, and a splendid exhibit at
the woild's laii fiom this state means incieased immigration
and a similm exhibit from 'the university means more stud
ents. The State Journal educational souvenir has opened
the ees of the "down easleis", and now let the exhibit at
the woild's fail piove it to them. E. E. Gm.M'.SI'IK, '90.
I he old triends of l V. Almy will be glad to learn of his
leeent sueeess in gainining a scholarship in the department
of physics at Johns Hopkins. This means a great deal for
the department of physics of the univeisity. Foi it is owing
to the facilities for good work olTeied him that Mr. Almy has
hern enabled to gain a scholarship a sear ahead of the time
that scholarships aie given lo post-graduate" students theic.
Those that knew him and his work heis will ceitainly feel
pi oud of his success.
P. A. Kybeig, who will be remembered by those attend
ing the Delian pioiiams last year, is crowded with work at the
Lutheran Academy at Wahoo. In arithmetic alone he has
thiity-two pupils; the tune devoted to these together with,
that to his otheiclasses gives him thirty hours of work per
week. He is still working upon his leport to the department
of agriculture in regard to his collecting trip last summer to
the western part of the slate, where he found one hundred
plants hitherto undesciibed for Nebiaska.
'8S-C. S. Lobengier has begun the practice ol law in
Omaha with Chniles Oll'at, oneol the leading younger mem
beis of the Douglas county bar. Mr. Offat is attorney for
some of the lending eoipoiations in Omaha, and was at one
time speakei of the Kentucky house of leprescntativos. Mr.
Lobongier's gieat oratoiical ability and his capacity lor dig.
ging will soon, we predict, advance him to a commanding
position at the bar in Douglas county.
'88 -Charles S. l.obingiei and S. D. Killen are given
complimentary notices in the preface lo the new consolidated
statues of Nebraska for voluable services rendered. Mr.
Lobingier, especially, had much to do with the arrangement
of the work. x
E. E. Munger has returned from Chicago where he has been
taking a course in medicine in order to receive a position in
the advertising department of the State Journal. He will
finish his couisc in medicine next year.
89A. E. Wagner, is here once more. This time he is to
devote himself to the sugar beet and beet sugar.
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