The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, October 16, 1893, Image 1

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Vol. XXII.
No. 17
Issued semi-monthly by the Hrspf.rian Association of the Univer.
sity of Nebraska.
W. CATHER; Managing Editor
G. F. FISHER Editorial
G I. BABCOCK Literary
S. C. ABBOTT Literary
W. E. KIRK Alumni
J. A. LUNN Athletic
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ian interesting to former students. Please send us your
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versity of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
It is with great regret that wo learn that
the salaries of some of the older members of
the faculty have been considerably dimin
ished. It seems to us almost unfair to cut
the salaries of the faithful professors and
officers who have given their lives to the
University and its welfare, when money is
freely expended upon various miscellaneous
additions to the faculty whose duties are too
trivial to mention, and whoso deportments
are such in name only. It is as thoagh Ox
ford should lower the salaries of Lang and
Muller to provide valets and French chefs
for the Dons. If money were plenty the
situation would bo different, for then wo
might have all the pleasant things of life
without slighting what is more necessary.
But when there is a library suffering for more
books, underpaid professors doing two men's
work, and worst of all, some of the most
respected and faithful of the old university
employees working on diminished salaries,
does it not seem that e 7en such almost nec
essary luxuries as extensive manual training
and gyrmasium departments should be han
dled very cautiously? All these now, novel,
and very expensive things that have been
added to the university in the past few years
are certainly both useful and ornamental, but
are they either to such a degree as to warrant
them to cramp in any way the more import
ant and essential departments of the institu
tion? It is hardly fair that these pleasant
new faces we see among the faculty and em
ployees should make us forget or neglect the
old faces of men and women who have labored
so earnestly for us ever since we have been
here, who labored long before we came here,
who have stood by the university in the times
that tried men's souls, and who have made
it what it is. These old fixtures are our clas
sics, and we may laugh at them and berato
them day in and day out, but in our hearts
we love them all the same, and nothing new
can ever taks their place.
Some of the new departmental ventures
savor altogether too much of boarding schools
and military academies, where people send
their indolent and unmanageable children to
be amused and looked after. Now the state's
idea of education is very rigid, and it does
not agree to amuse or look after any one, but
only to provide instruction in science, clas-
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