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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (March 3, 1896)
it will surely take something else to bold the
good will of the public The search should
by all means be for writers, known or un
known, and the local or other celebrity
should be recognized only if he writes.
If a monthly as good as this quarterly could
be published, a change to quarterly would
commend itself. But fewer than four num
bers a year will hardly do. There is then,
clearly, just one hope for better things or as
good things. The field from which con
tributions arc requested must be enlarged.
The magazine so far has beer, little more
than a University of Nebraska publication,
if even this. The truth is, there is not
enough ability or not enough time here to
keep it going. Already, with all the praise
the msgszinc has earned, there have been
articles not above the level of college
journalism. Omaha should be thought of,
and more than one village in Nebraska has
its contributor to eastern periodicals, More
ever, in many other states and countries
there are men and women once connected
with the University who have things to say
and know how to say them. If the Univer
sity will show that it does not forget its
friends, they will gladly prove tiieir loyalty.
No bond of union should be permitted to
weaken. Etprit de corps needs developing,
and should for the future nnite all who have
taught or studied here in everything that
pertains to the welfare of the alma mater.
Everybody knows what the third number
of the magazine contains, and that an
attempt at least is made to improve in
artistic appearance and literary quality.
Praise has been bestowed on all contributors.
To mete out blame to individuals would
hardly be aseful, land I willingly avoid the
attempt. The time for such censure is
before the articles are published, and the
S, court should be the board of editors. To
them we may nnite in giving in all ways
cordial support and encouragement.
C. F. Asslbt.
Get that new style hair-cut at Westerfield's.
The organization of the University Athletic
Association is now complete. Students and
faculty are equally represented, and the fact
that these directors came to a speedy con
clusion as to the rules which should govern,
speaks well for the future of the new system.
It was predicted by a considerable number
that faculty and student representatives
could never work amicably together in the
matter of athletics, basing their opinion on
the trouble which came up a few years ago
in some of the eastern colleges. But oar
faculty isn't a narrow-minded, sectarian
body, denouncing everything connected with
physical development; encouraging mental
gymnastics only. In fact, two or three mem
bers have themselves been styled athletic
cranks, and probably there is not one in the
entire body who does not openely encourage
athletes; but with one limitation that all
matters shall be conducted in an honorable
and economic manner.
By the present rules two evils will be
remedied. No man shall belong to an ath
letic team who is slack in his school work,
and every member of the various teams shall
be a bona fi. student. In other words, we
will not receive any "three months" man
who "will make a good tackle." Minnesota
is now in some trouble over this matter of
professionalism, having been guilty of hiring
one or more men for their last year's team.
Missouri had one "hired man" at least on
last year's team "Blacksmith" Pauly, who
played tackle in the game with ns at Omaha.
It is just possible thai Missouri could bit
back at ns in this matter, however.
The base-ball boys are practising regularly
between one and two o'clock in tha armorv.
Captain Pace urges all men who think they
can play ball to come up aud practice. Mr.
"Pull" has been fired from the team for
immoral conduct. Mr. Pace says that a
man's faithfulneCi in practice will be a factor
in his selection, and the fact that a man gets
on the team today does not mean that be
will hold his job always. In other words, he
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