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students; but at the snrae time in this, just
as in pitching quoits, a certain modicum of
intellectual fitness and alertness is required
for achieving success. In congress, some
times debates are held which even rival in
interest .and world-wide importance the an
nual Yale-Harvard foot-ball games. In
fact, if debating bo encouraged, it would
often yield very satisfactory results.
Why cannot our debates and debaters re
ceive just a little of the "oncouragement"
which is being so lavishly distributed? It
might do good to attempt the experiment.
The Hesperian hopes that when the Uni
versity's brawn has been stored in winter
quarters, its brain will come in for its share
The Hesperian is not a paper for the
dissemination of agnosticism, Catholicism or
Methodism. But it gladly opens its literary
columns to signed articles or stories of merit
upon any subject. As editor-in-chief of
The Hesperian I desire to state that "Way
side Fancies" of last issue can in no wise be
construed as the policy of this paper. Mr.
Newbranch wrote that article, as he had
a perfect right signed his name to it and
handed it in as a literary production. He
wrote it not as a member of The Hesperian
staff, but as a private individual. And any
one who desires to make an argument ad
verse to it has perfect liberty. The Hes
perian will be glad to publish any worthy
criticism on any article which may appear
from time to time. O. H. Allen.
) In our last issue-, The Hespekian defined
yits position regarding the proposed amend
ment to the constitution of tho debuting
association in such terms that it could not be
misunderstood, udIcsb wilfully. The amend,
merit advocated was accordingly carried.
After this year one who wins a place to con
test with Kansas, will bo debarred. Now is
there any reason for an attack of italics, or
exclamation points? Is there any cause to
heave valiantly away at foxes and jack asses
and other howling brutes which inhabit field
and forest? Is it not, in fact, somewhat
Now, once and for all, we want it dis
tinctly understood, that The Hesperian will
bo heartily in accord with whomsoever
is decided a victor in the preliminary de
bates. Wo are for the University. May
the best man win.
The Hesperian is informed that the de
partment of philosophy and at least two
others will soon withdraw "their" books
from tho library. It seems that the "de
partmental library" idea, which has been
abandoned by every University ,of standing,
both in this country and in Europe, is soon
to have full sway among the members of
our intelligent and fair-minced faculty.
While there is active and earnest Opposition
to this new or rather worn out scheme on
the part of many members of the faculty,
tho majority, we understand, think other
wise and so the books are leaving the
library. Tho new library will, of course,
look rather bare and deserted, and all that
asbestos, purchased with tho state's hard
gotten cash will have been wasted. The
great majority of students, moreover, will
be very much inconvenienced but then
things will bo a little "more convenient"
for some members of the faculty.
A plover's nest amid the grass,
A whistling plover's nest,
And all the gush of other springs
Throbs loudly in my breast.
A flower in a deep ravine,
A simple violet flower,
And a fragrance floats from old-timp meads
With all its old-time power.
A winding rill below a hill,
A sparkling rill in May,
And an airy float, a bubble boat
Beguiles my care away.
Oh, hidden nest, oh, blue-eyed flow'r,
Oh, streamlet flowing free,
Thanks, thanks for many a pleasant hour
Sent through the years to mc.
JOS, F. liOOMER.
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