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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1892)
The seniors bid fjiir to be a meek and modest
set ; more than one have openly declared, that
there actually is a thing to good for tncm. Col
We are sorry to note the above statement, for,
in our estimation, meekness and modesty are
virtues totally incomputable with the character
of this vain-glorious upper classman. When our
seniors become so nice, that they will scruple at
asking for the earth fenced in, together with an
atlas to handle it, we solemnly promise to cut
our mustache, pompadour, and to extract our
most visible burnside.
It seems that the sweet summer days have
been used advantageously by a number of our
exchanges, who boldly proclaim that they have
cleaned up, and had their faces washed in the
bargain. It is well. It may be safely stated and
with veracity that none may gainsay, that a news
paper office is, of all places, the repository of
scraps. When these scraps are of such a nature
that they may be carried away in a basket,-vell
and good. But when they become so bulky that
it requires a 10x12 newspaper office to contain
them, then it is time for "a scrap" that will re
move the scraps.
The Gates Index has opened a matrimonial de
partment. To be consistent, in the future, they
must place under this head all comments upon
the special likings of Hepzibah for Susan etc.
(ireat things sometimes grow from small begin
ings. There is no one place as prolific of con
nubial agreements as a co-educational institution.
ith these connubial agreements there is, how
ever, a tendency to softness that should become
more infrequent. A young man should content
himself with looking over his book at icr, during
college life. He will then become an adept at
overlooking, and will in the future be blind to
her foibles. Of course all the overlooking -will be
required of him.
Just after going to press with our last issue,
appearing to late for mention, we recieved a copy
of the Lasso, turned like the chameleon, from
black to almost white, and bearing in letters of
carmine the word "Nebraskan."
The appearance of the new paper, our friendly
enemy and inimical friend, was no surprise. In
an institution the size of ours, there is room for
two papers. That competition is the life of
trade, applies in the newspaper business, perhaps
more, than in any other vocation.
The managers of the Nebrasan start hoeing
their row with enegry ; and we commend them
for it. Let them remember however, that the
Hesperian is founded firmly on a principle:
"Men may come and men may go,
But we go on forever."
We are not here to give advice, but the above
has appealed so strongly to our emotions that a
few comments may be pardonable. In every uni
versity will be found a few of these balloons, per
sons who make a great stir, who frisk about and
make others bewail the fact of their own littleness.
These human wind bags overshadow the new
student as he enters and advise him, and direct
him, and show him about until he becomes
wearied. This is not all. These very persons
give to a college its tone. Outsiders will hear the
sound of the escaping gas above all other noises,
and we will be judged by this standard. Let
every one see to it that he does not become a
baloon. If, perchance, any may have become in
flated unawares, let them not feel surprised when
they are thrust uncermoniously into their barrel.
'92 Geo. Sheldon is at Harvard.
'88 Carrie Maud Pennock was in Lincoln
'92 C. M.- Skiles is principal of the Alvo school,
W. Ewin is a salesman in Barr Parker's shoe
store, this city.
W. M. Cain, once of '95, is employed in a law
office as Schuyler.
'90 T. H. Marsland continues his work in the
Lincoln High school.
M. W. Sears, formerly of ,95, is a medical
student at Ann Arbor.
Conrad Scharman, a former student, is express
agent at North Platte.
J. S. Miller, a former student, is attending the
Western Normal this year.
Miss Stella Ducker of '94 is a teacher in the
public school of Red Cloud.
'87 Miss A. E. Stratton holds the position of
assistant principal at Ashland.
'89 Alfred Pizey, last year a law student at
Boston, is visiting in Lincoln.
'92 Samuel Avery instructs the High school
students ai Beatrice in botany.
N. M. Graham, once of '94, is county superin
tendent of Clay county, Nebr.
Percy Brown and George Sumner are at the
Polytechnic Institute, Boston, Mass.
Elizabeth Forsyth, once of '90, is a teacher in
the public schools of Kearney, Nebr.
'92 Bruce Yates is in the employ of the B. &
M. His headquarters are in Lincoln.
C. H, Woods, previously of '93, is at Chicago
attending the new Chicago university.
'go J. C. Porterfield and W. E. Brook are at
Sheridan, Wyo., engaged in railroad surveying.
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