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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, NOV. i, 1895.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hkshkrian Association of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
Where are the lecturos rU continuuion of
that system inaugurated by Chancellor Can
fiold? The Hesperian wishes very much to
improvo its Alumni department. To do
thiB wo must havo the help of tho Alumni.
"Will you not assist us by sending anything
about yourself or old students to the Alumni
editor of this paper?
The Hesperian has just learned of the
resignation of Mr. Sheldon as manager of
the foot-bU team. It is to bo hoped that a
first class manager will be found to take his
place. Wo Buggest that it would bo for the
best interest of tho team to have a vigorous
system of accounts published once a month
in tho college papers.
The student who is not woll informed on
current topics may become a narrow book
worm, but ho cannot attain the widest cul
ture afforded by a college education. If wo,
as college students, aro to escape tho hither
to just criticism that students know nothing
outside of text-books, wo must avail our
selves of tho opportunities afforded by tho
Univereity. With tho largo number of
newspapers and magazines in our library,
wo havo no excuse for not reading. Lack of
time is not a valid excuse. Every student
wastes some time daily that might bo spent
profitably in acquiring a moro general knowl
edge. Lot us see to it that tho criticism of
narrowness in reading and observation can
not bo justly appliod to us hereafter.
Modebt views of oneself, ones clolthes
and onoa family trco are praiseworthy.
Over optimism with respect to tho mental,
moral, and even the social self is not wise.
Tho man who sounds his own cornot usually
ronders u solo. Thoro aro limitations be
yond which modesty ceases to bo modest.
Tho man who rofrains from over saying a
good word for himself or for his friends is
self-denying. But tho man who libels his
own is no onsample of Christian forbear
ance. Ho is a heathen who throws his own
offspring to tho crocodile. Ho is a barbarian
who cuts off his own oars.
Tho old woman who "says it as shouldn't"
is moro honest and moro to bo admired than
the man who habitually disparages his own
institution, his own family, or his own
If he cau only speak curses, let him for
ever hold his peace. At least, let him hold
Don't Be Deceived.
At a recent mooting of the Nebraska State
University Debating Association, a resolu
tion was introduced providing that a success
ful debater of ono year should not be a con
testant at the next annual debate. This
resolution was introduced with tho welfare
of tho association in viow, and for no other
purpose. And yet some of tho opponents of
tho measuro havo sot up a crusado which
would bo laughable wore it not in such a
soriouB matter. They aro alroading parading
tho halls, button-holing members of tho as
sociation and standing forth as the only
Simon pure studouts. Wo hope tho students
of tho University will not bo doceivod by
their specious arguments.
In the first place, thoy would have your
support because tho measure is airaod against
a student (so thoy say) who is already regis
tered in the preliminary debates. Such ar
gument is rather for the sake of gaining
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