The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 30, 1897, Page 6, Image 6

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The Hesperian
Issued Weekly by the I1kmkuiak Association of the University
of Nobmskn
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special endeavor will be inmlelo mukcTiiK Uksfkkiax her
fstuitf to torinur Modems I'leics: s-ouil us your Milerltious.
;raub-crliltoiisoa our books will bo continued until or
dored stopped.
Address nil coinmnniculous to Tin; Uksckhian, Uivlvority
of .obm:-kii, I.tneolu, Nebraska.
The Kiuisijs Nebraska debate takes place at Law
rence Kansas, next Friday evening Reports from
Lawrence say the Kansas representatives arc strong
men. So arc Baker, Gieeu and Dcnnison. They
a iv hard al work preparing for tlm decisive contest.
The debate promises to be the hardest contested of
any debute since the organization of the Kansas
Nebraska a.soei'itin.
It begins to look As if Nebraska would not lx rep
resented in .he inter Mate oratorical contest The
state association has puid Mr Roper but tliiof the
prize money, it is l.inkrnpt and cannot pay his
expenses to Columbia, Mo wliere the contest is to
be held. Mr. ltope.r, who is working his way through
school feels that he cannot afford to pay his own
expenses. Here the matter stauds. If JWr. Roper
does not participate in the contest to be held at
Columbia next week, it throws Nebraska out of the
inter state association. Can not .something be done
Do we to le unrepresented in this contest? Are
we willing to Ix- dropped from the interstate asso
ciation V If we are to tlo something it must be done
at once as Mr Kopcr must leave next Tuesday in
order to get to Columbia in timefoj the contest.
This is not the day of lwoU worms, but there are
a few around the university whose recluse manner
and worn faces tell of a life given almost wholly to
theii lxoks. It is not ours to discourage n careful,
si odious life, bin we do believe that many carry this
to an extreme, ai.d thus become simply repositories
instead of active, living factories lor ideas. There
is 100 much of Ihe cramming in process, instead of
the leading out. Wo must come in touch with our
fellow students and get the practical sidethe living
vibrating, animating side of our college life, if we
are to make the woild letter for lxdng in it Some
pc .lc go at their slndies as though all the prepara
tion for life they ever expected to get was between
book covers Lot us be studious very studious, but
only a purl of our material for life's .study is printed
on paper. Uur lellow students want our interest,
our sympathy and our thought; let us come in touch
with them.
The War af Crete.
The raging Hoods did not prevent the reprcsenta
tives of the U IV D. C. from meeting the sturdy
Cretans last Saturday evening.
The program was given in the Congioga'ioiial
church. W. H Uhodcs, of the U. li D V presided
and called the house to order :it8:W. Mr Leo of
the P. K.I) kept time. The question del tated was
"That the jnesent division of labor tends rather to
hinder than to help individual dcvclopcmcnt.
E. W. Ellis, of the 1 K. I) society opened thede
bate for the affirmative.. He dc lined the question
carefully and outlined the 'argument for their iile
He asserted that this system suppresses the mind,
makes the laborer more dependentaud causes a lack
of interest in self impr. venu nl. (J F Warren
opened the argument for tnc negative in behalf of
the U. li D. (J. He showed that a distribution of
functions was the plan of animal life, and essential
to social development. He made astroutr point in
rebuttal by showing that national prosperity was
possible only when the individual citizens were im
proving. C J Mahr, the next speakc- oiv the allir
uiative concceded of the prop sitioiis made by
the negative. He dwell upon the evils of spo-iali
station as being conducive to a one sided develop
incut. N K. Kvart followed for the negitive and
hurled a witty shot which was looking for more '
dividual de elopcnu ut on the part of the a niriiiativ .
lie showed that the system of labor hud not niatei
ially changed in the lasttittcen years and tint
negHtive had failed to limit the question.
A. Hauston, then proceeded to argue for theaf
urinative that this system destroys the home by em
pl.iyiug the mothers and child i en in shops- He
assorted that laborers were becoming ineclisi'iir
ami by taking away individual interest they were
losing all pride in the furnished product V '
Hawxby followed on. the negative and insisted that
the present system was the natural met hod f de
veloping those resources most essential to man
happiness. He compare.! the home of a weuu-r be
fore the time of machinery, with the advantage-, of
the laborer of today By a comparison of si itistie
from the report of the cmimissioner of labor, l'e
showed that the greatest industrial, intellectual ail
social development had taken place in maniifaeUir
iug citii s.
W H. Hotze quoted good authorities to show that
the present system tends to degenerate the individ
ual. He insisted that national and uid virtual d
velopemeut were not co incideinuud'tjiai iueiei'l
wages could not replace the injupcApi the factory
system, which prevents the laborer from apply"1"
him-elf. O. W. Meier closed for ihe negative
showed clearly the perfection of our .system, ami
how completely the individual was develop
through a differentiation of functions. He qw
living authorities and showed how iwrsibteiitiy his
opponents refund to limit the question. Mr Litis
made a forcible close for the atUrmathe