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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 2, 1894)
students; and the advantages named are no
more theory, but the result of graduate
specialists' experience. It is in fact their
method for all linos of work.
The system in which a major study is
given prominence over one or more minor
subjects is the modified phase, which is now
having trial in several colleges and uni
versities, of the more extreme plan I havo
advocated. A change, from our prosent
plan of work to one so radically different as
that of a single study at a given time, is an
innovation scarcely to bo expected in the
near, future, yet it is the ideal toward which
a system of majors and minors is a practic
able stop and an inevitable introduction.
BASE-BALL. AND THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
This fine woathor is awakening into act-.
ivity some of the athetotic sports which have
been in a dormant state during the winter.
The college enthusiasm for these sports
needs only to bo aroused to make every stud
ent in tho University aware that there are
such games as base-ball and tennis. Why
are not more boys present at these ball
games? The team is not yet organized and
those expecting to play on tho team should
bo present on tho afternoons that these boys
practice. There are still eight weeks of school.
In that time with good practice tho Univer
sity will havo a team wo can well be proud
of. Ono thing tho boys especially desire is
that all persons that have played boso-ball
will come out and take part in some of these
games. The grand-stand (University stops)
should bo crowded. With Randolph as cap
tain and Harvey Hoala as manager the team
promises to bo the best tho University has
over put into tho field. Also such men as
Barnes, Hopewell, Campbell, Benedict,
Shayborg and others will help form a strong
baso-ball nine. Those Follows are "putting
up good ball" and may bo seen on pleasant
afternoons getting hardened for the gamo.
It is hoped by tho next issue of tho Hesper
ian the mombers of tho team and thoir posi
tion on tho diamond may bo published.
Thoro is ono thing that is needed more
thiin anything else in this University to
make base-ball a success. Some of tho
members, and especially tho board of mana
gers of tho Athletic Association, must bo
made aware that thoro are other gamo3 be
sides foot-ball. This board of managers
have charge of all tho athletic sports (with
tho exception of tennis) in tho University.
It seems as if college men should not bo so
foolish as to run tho association in debt to
tho amount of nearly two hundred dollars
for a foot-ball coach while now thoy cannot
allow tho base-ball team money enough to
buy a baso-ball. Tho University should
have a gymnasium trainer or some member
of the faculty who would be competent to
train tho boys for foot-ball. Then wo might
not expect to havo all of tho money of the
association oxponded for only ono branch
Walter Camp, Yale's coach, is collecting
statistics of all of tho college foot-ball play
ers. Ho is endeavoring to obtain tho stand
ing of each of tho players in all of the col
logo teams. Also those statistics will bo of
intorost to those who aro constantly tolling
of so many accidents caused by the gamo.
Captain Dorn will sond in tho report of last
I keenly appreciate the excellent work of
all who so willingly and successfully took
part in tho Grook plays and chorusos during
tho silver anniversary, and I desire to ex
press to them my sincere thanks.
James T. Lees.
Dr. B. L. Paine has purchased the interest of
George E. Fisher in the clothing store formerly
conducted by Fisher & Warfel.
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