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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (June 8, 1893)
On iMay 00th tho field day was hold.
This is tho iirst year wo have boon out of
tho state association, and it was not quite as
great a success as it should have boon.
Some of the events were well contested but
others were a disgrace to an institution as
large the N. S. U. But hoping that next
year every event will bo much better con
tested we give the program as it was carried
out and the record made in each.
Hammer throw, J. G. Yont, GG.5 feet.
lfiO yard dash, Bross, 10 4-5 seconds.
Standing broad jump, Randolf, 10.4 feet.
Hurdle race, 120 yards, ,1. G. Yont, 20
2 mile bicycle race, safety, Hadly, G.ll.
Half mile, Bross, 2.104.
Running broad jump, A. E. Yont, 1G.4.
Standing bight jump, Corey, 4,3.
Shot put, J. G. Yont, 36.9.
44u yard dash, Bross, 55 4-5.
Running high jump, Gund & Snider, 5.1,
Mile run, Phillpott, 5.50.
220 yard dash, Bross, 24 seconds.
Bross was awarded the prize for tho best
all around athlete.
WASTE BASKET "WAIFS.
Mie sits at the table eating. Already a con
siderable number of dishes have been emptied
and others are fast disappearing under her deli
cate touch. Between dishes she talks. Talks
upon many subjects; upon what Women should
eat. upon what Women should drink, upon what
Wmen should wear, above all upon what Women
should not wear. She herself eats, drinks, and
w iirs whatsoever she pleases. She smiles sweetly
but not cordiatly. There is a sort of condesccn
tif'ii about her which envelops her in chilliness.
She is like a lemon ice on a summer day, refresh -niK
but not stimulating.
It is strange what a narrowing influence tench
'K one subject has on a man. The educaiional
Medalists make life a burden to us in this world,
nid I can not see but that they will be rather
troublesome in the other. The man who teaches
(ireek will want all the anthems to be chanted in
(ireek, and will question the Deity on the second
aorist. The man who teaches botany will be
driven mad by the tree which bears twelve man
ner of fruit The man who teaches Shakespeare
will want the harp to ho laid aside and will want
to put nil the angelic forces to work making re
vised and expurgated editions of the Great
William, and interpertinj, his sonnets (11) The
man who teaches French will sneak about with u
couple French novels tucked under his plumage.
The man who teaches physical culture will insist
on putting the saints through the Dclsnrte sys
tem, and introducing rainy day costumes among
the saint esses.
We wish to make a slight apology for the
rather sentimental nature of this issue. We can
only say that we let nature have her way, and
that nature ran to sentiment. Perhaps it is the
time of year; we are assured that fancy plays
curious pranks in the spring. 1'erhap it is only
a natural relaxation. It is just as impossible to
say why a man wants to say foolish things in
June as it is to say why he wants to eat strawber
ries or wear ice cream trousers. If only the
students in general feel as sentimentally inclined
as do the board of editors, we need have no fears.
Of course, had the Managing Editor been with us
he would have sternly curbed this rampant tend
ency and would have made this number a credit
to the institution. Indeed it is only his clear
kcad and strong hand and good sense that has
hept the paper from suffocating in sentiment long
ago. Hut as he has seen fit to sail the briney
deep, the paper is left defenseless. The senti
mental nature of the associate editors is well
known, and it is only natural that a number got
out by them should be rose color.
It is something wonderful, the number of
"best" students there arc at the University. Ask
for whom you will and some one will instantly
say, "O yes; he is one of our best students."
With the exception of the registrar and one or
two deans it is hard to find any one candid
enough to acknowledge that a student is abso
lutely no good. Scattered over the state there
are some six or eight hundred lathers, each of
whom is thoroughly convinced that his son is the
leader of his class, and is really the back bone of
the institution. It is a serious problem to know
what the world will do when all the "brillant" and
"best" young men and women are suddenly let
loose upon it. Society .an .tind only so much
nius at once. Go be , the limit and the
effect would be like h. Bmg the atmosphere
with oxygen; the race .ould die from very ex
uberance of life. It uuld be a good plan if the
University of Nebraska could invest some meth
od of pickling or preserving some of the geniuses
for a century or two, and letting them out by in
stallments. The safety of the planet demands
some such method.
The close of the term is a season of confessions
and apologies. We have confessed our ignorance
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