The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, February 05, 1897, Page 6, Image 6
r -ffVH -i Ffgn waapwE-- 5ffr j. -,s--s jwu. T-y ','y J-ffTJ. 0 T HE 13 E S P E K J A X 4i - St it I I- L " I lis IHS! lit . I 9 w The Hespekian Iued Weekly by the IIespeiuan AssooiATiss-of the ITnlvert-lty of Nebnka TEH MS OF SUIISOUH'TIOX One copy, per college year (In udvntirvt One ropy, one soinoMer ADVEKTIHISII 1UTKSON Al'I'LIUATlOX 81.00 ALUMNI AKI1 K (-TITltKNTO. Sjeclal endeavor will le made to make Tun Hkm-kiiian inter-e.-tlng to former students I'ltsaM? nl ti your tsUbscriptlonB. I'iub'.criptlonfi on our book ivlll be continued tint!) or dered t-topped. Address nil communication to Tun Hem-euian, University of Nebnibku, Lincoln, Nebraska. BOARD OF EDITORS. PERSE MOUSE E. IS. PERRY ASSOCIATKS S. J. COKEY A. A. SARGENT HARRIET PACKARD L IOILLA.JEFFERY EVA O'SULLIVAN MARTHA CI1APPELL ROUT. AXDRESON J. H. SAYER L. E. MUMFORD - Managing Eiutok Assistant Eiitok EllITOltlAl. Lituuaui Local Local AT.IJMNI - Exchange Athlktic Husiskss Manager Assistant Why have not the officers of the uni versity oratorical association decided on some positive line of action? Are we go ing to have the local contest? If so, it is time that we were informed of the fact. "We have heard it said during the past week that the effort to have the regents furnish students books at cost is a direct slam at the "co-operative" book store. It is not. Spite work is not the incentive. Those most prominent in the movement are honest and sincere. The college settlement committee has made its report for January. It is a la mentable fact that the report does not slfow the vigor and progress in the work that could be expected. At first thought this might be considered as due to indif ference on the pail of students. We doabt if this is true. January is a poor month to push outside work. First, there is the Tf-nrinn after the holiday va cation. Then comes a spell of '(ram ming.' ' After this a siege of examina tions. But, whatever the cause for tho poor showing of January, the February report must not be allowed to call for an apologetic foot note. There has been introduced in the house of our State Legislature a bill to prohibit foot-ball in the state. It is quite natural for people out of col lege to be opposed to our national college game, foot-ball. Not understanding the real merits of the game and hearing only of the accidents which occasionally happen, one is very apt to become prejudiced. Professiona lism has donn much to lower this invig orating college game in the eyes of the public. Men out side of college have gone into the game merely from merci naiy motives, and in such cases the fea tures of the game which can be made bad have been abused and magnified. Professionalism will spoil any sport, but if this game is kept within college bounds and carried on by college men it remains the typical, manly, American college sport. It is not yet known what our legislature will do with the bill. As it now stands it may be rejected on the grounds of unconstitutionality. Many of the legislators seem to be in favor of some action against the game. The senior class will meet Friday after noon to elect officers. Rev. Bliss made a short address in the chapel Thursday morning. Nearly all the material for the Junior Annual is now in and ready for press. Mr. G. N. Libby left the University last Monday evening for his home near Elk Creek, Neb. Prof. Sherman's bible class is taking up a new phase of work. It meets at 12:30 sharp on Sunday, at the city Y.M. C. A. hall.