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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1893)
them rate our value so high as to resort to
such base means to defeat us. It has always
been our experience that when we play clubs
from denominational schools we must be on
the lookout for crooked work of some sort.
We won't swear at Baker for we couldn't
teach her anything in this line. Wo will
simply let things go. The crowd knows
that wo won the game. We know what
Baker .umpires are like. Baker, we con
gratulate you upon the manner in which you
educate your umpires. When we want some
imported conscience we will come to you
Where is our University yell? Where
are our leather lungs which, of yoro, used to
bo inflated to their fullest capacity while
shouting for our alina mater? Where is our
pristine enthusiasm and college spirit?
Surely, not all gone ! It is not enough to
be present at the foot-ball games, and to
make one of a crowd rushing pell-mell up
and down the field on the wrong side of the
ropes. The boys should mass together and
encourage our team with a hearty, vociferous
shout during the progress of the game. A
few half hearted yelps do no good. Volume
counts. The old U-U-N-n-i is a grand old
shout when properly rendered. It is sure to
make the welkin ring. It has nothing crack
brained about it. It counts. There is
something irresistible about it. It would
not ruffle the dignity of the faculty wore they
to shout it. The clamor for a new yell is all
bosh. We have gone to victory with our
old battle song many a time iri the past and
it shall bring us victory many more times in
The fault is not with the yell it, is with tho
yellers. Our students have reached that
point where their numbers are too great for
all to act in unison, and yet too small to split
up into divisions whoso single efforts shall be
effective. That is tho reason our yell does
not count for mor.e on tho field. Tho world
once came together to see how loud a noise
would be made if all fio people shouted at
once. It was such a strange occurrence that
all wanted to hear how loud the noise would
bo. So when the signal was given to shout,
every person, save one old woman, remained
silent. She shouted for all she was worth.
That is the way with us. There are only a
few like tho old woman, in our ranks. The
rest stand by listening to their heart beats,
complaining because others do the same.
Get together and shout in unison. Shout
hard and long, in season and out of season,
but shout. Tho University should never
think of going into a game without organized
shouters in the crowd. Shouting helps the
team wonderfully if it is loud enough to be
recognized above the noise of the crowd.
See that in the future il is loud enough.
Don't merely tell your neighbor to see to it
or it will never be done. Yell !
Our students are the same in singing as
they are in yelling. They won't sing at all
at all. A glee club waB organized but the
members would not come out for practice.
It was intended to organize a double quartette
but, out of fifteen or twenty eligible singers,
seven only would attend practice, and those
seven soon stopped coming. Scolding and
berating the students for lack of enthusiasm
does no good. Probably tho best mothod to
pursue is to poke fun at thorn. s If by so do
ing we can anger them, we shall feel amply
repaid. We do wish that this editorial col
umn, with all its dignity and repose, could
sing. We would gladly lend its voice to
any organizaiion that had ultimate melody
as its aim.
Dr. H. B. Ward, tho now professor of
zoology, has just presented tho Museum with
a fine collection of animal forms represent
ing the fauna of tho island Heligoland,
which ho visited during tho summer. Tho
set includes representative shells, starfishes,"
crabs, fan corals, and other marine forms of
great value to tho museum. It seems tho
professor has already imbibed tho spirit of
Barbour, Brunor and others, and that the .
Museum will grow more rapidly than ev,er.
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