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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1892)
We learned recently, that trouble is likely to
ensue if Flippin plays in the coming game with
Missouri university. We have always thought
that this was a progressive age, but instances
like the above, make us doubt whether the nine
teenth century is really an age of enlightenment.
That a club from Missouri should object to
playing our team because one member is colored
is a significant fact. It denotes that there still
exists in our southern institutions remnants of
that delusion which has so long befogged their
minds. That this delusion should be made
prominent by an educational institution, is a still
more significant fact. It shows that in the very
heart of the educated classes a sentiment is being
fostered that is in direct contradiction to the ex
pressed law of the land.
We are informed that no negroes are admitted
to the Missouri university. This is nothing more
than race prejudice, influenced by secret sectional
desire for revenge. The negroes who attend the
universities are of the better class. They, by
showing their desire for education, display a com
mendable spirit, and are putting themselves in a
position to become what they are debarred from
becoming by those who bear them malice.
Why do we find the anti-negro sentiment so
openly expressed by the Missouri foot ball team ?
Is it because they hate the negro, or fear him? or
do they hate him because they fear him ? Those
who play in their team now are only the sons of
those who hated the negro unto death. They
believe what their fathers believed. If they do
what their fathers did, they will have to be
whipped as their fathers were whipped.
The university of Nebraska has always re
spected the rights of the negro. He has never
felt, within our walls, the sharp pangs, resulting
from diss distinction. Indeed we know a good
thing when we see it, and so have a colored man
upon our foot ball team. Why he is there, op
posing teams have found out and will continue to
find out. Our man has proven himself an all
around athlete. Me has won distinction upon
the field in the past and is deserving of more in
the future. And yet, regardless of all this, we
should try and play without him as it is feared
trouble might ensue. Let the misty minded
Missourians come on with their trouble. They
will find trouble in making us accede to their
unreasonable demands. Wc shall play with our
team made up according to our fashion, or not at
When they joined the association they pledged
themselves to play a representative team from
each college. Our team is truly representative,
both of our principles and of our members. II
the Missouri team refuse to come off from their
bigoted perch, let them remain in the delightful
companionship of the putty heads who are of
The same supreme power that made some men
white, made others black. It is human power
that has brought the black man to our shores and
placed him in contact with our civilization. It
is inhuman power that would now debar him
from reaping the advantages of this civilization,
which the creator intends shall be free to all
THE REGISTRA WS COL UMK
Not infrequently students who have been away
eight or ten years, ask for a copy of the record
which they made while here, and on one occa
sion after an absence of fifteen years ; but the
climax was reached a few days since when a lady
who had first entered upon her work twenty-one
years ago, made such a request. The difference
in the requirements of the university then and
now, is interesting, to say the least, but perhaps
not greater than might be expected when the
length of time is taken into consideration. The
faculty has never been able to arrange a course
of study that did not need changing to make it a
little better, from year to year; and the fact that
students who have graduated from the institu
tion, from time to time, have taken their places
among men, with honor to themselves and credit
to their " Alma Mater," would seem to indicate
that it has kept well up with the times thus far;
and who shall say that twenty-one years more
will not find the curriculum as much improved
over the present as the one now in force is over
that of 7.871?
" I'm going to marry a princess over there."
U. G. Cornell.
Franklin said, " If a man empties his purse into
his head no man can take it from him."
"Will you love me when I'm old?" said she.
" I do," he said fervently. (He went.)
Johnson, at meeting to change college colors
"Can any of the ladies show us some crimson? "
Pollard thinks the senior class should have suits
to graduate in. The majority of the class agree
The class in international law have chosen
topics of an international character to be worked
up by January 1st.
Herr Yont has resigned his title. He am'
Prentice now sing in discordant tones, "They're
after me, they're after me."
The Freshies had a banquet. We don't care,
we don't care.
We stole a half-a-dozen. Uut alas! they got
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